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WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Today is Tuesday, April 16th, 2019. I’m Kevin Boyle, with today’s W-V-B-I Community Calendar.
First some news…
Beaver Islander made its first trip of the season yesterday, heading out into an ice strewn Lake Michigan with students at our Community School given them a send-off with their Monday Flag Ceremony at the Public Beach.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your Emerald Isle … Today, Pickleball here at the BIC Center from 9:30 to 11:30. Also, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program from 10 to 11 Friday up in Carol’s Hangout upstairs here at the BIC Center. This evening, Telecommunications Advisory Committee meets in the conference room at school at 5. Also this evening, Ladies Shuffle Board at the Shamrock. That’ll be wrapping up soon for the season, so don’t miss your chance to join in the fun.
Wednesday, Talking Threads Quilt Guild will be chatting at Peaine Township hall at 9:30. That’s probably getting ready to wrap up for the season, too. Also tomorrow across, there’s a special Charlevoix Chamber event featuring Beaver Island. Chamber President Paul Cole will be there along with others to represent the island. You can head over, too, to help fly the flag. Just ask Paul about it with a call to the Chamber at 2505.
Thursday, more Pickleball here at the BIC Center from 9:30 to 11:30. Also, Games Galore form 1 to 4 up in Carol’s Hangout. Thursday evening the library board meets at the library at 7 And the Euchre Board meets at Stoney, also at 7. And, the Discover Beaver Island group—a Chamber project to promote the island—is meeting at Peaine Township Hall at 5.
Friday, it’s a half day of school for students at B-I-C-S. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is here at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. And its Good Friday. Information on services is on the calendar.
Here’s what’s up for your Easter Weekend: Lego Club Saturday at the Library at 1. Self-defense class at Peaine Township hall at 5. At the BIC Center, there’ll be an Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the AMVETs. More details to come. Also, to great uplifting movies for your Easter Saturday: First, at 4, it’s A Dog’s Way Home. It’s the story of Bella and her adventures growing up, getting lost and finding her own way home. Then, at 7, it’s the Kid Who Would Be King. Have you ever dreamt of finding King Author’s sword? And putting bullies in their place? This great film tells the tale. Lots of action and fun for the whole family. Both films are rated PG and both on the big screen with the big sound in the McDonough’s Market Theater. Concession stand will be open for both movies. Popcorn, pretzels, sweets, Nathan’s hotdogs with chips and pop from the soda fountain.
On Sunday, Easter worship services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse Fellowship. Details are on the calendar. After church, Community Easter Brunch at Greg Fellowship hall from 11:30 to 1. Great food and great fellowship on a day to be reborn.
And, while we are talking about good things to eat, be sure to put the upcoming Shakespeare Spaghetti dinner on your calendar. It’s on the 23rd at school. The B-I-C-S A-P English is putting it on as a dinner fundraiser. All you can eat—again on April 23rd from 5:30 to 7. Your free-will donation will help support their trip to England where they plan to continue their study of Shakespeare with a visit to the Globe Theater, museums and more.
You can find more information on all of these events and everything else that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:
Today A chance of showers between 10am and 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. East wind around 5 mph. Wednesday A 30 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday Night Showers, mainly after 8pm. Low around 38. East wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Thursday Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 46. South wind around 10 mph becoming west in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Thursday Night A 50 percent chance of showers before 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 36.
TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to the airports, beltway running smoothly. West Side drive got a great grooming from the road crew teams yesterday. Smooth as a babby’s bottom. OK A Beaver Babby, but still pretty smooth for a dirt road. Syill, high water here and there continues–and ruts and boggy spots that can sneak up on you with everything else so smooth. So let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
Time now for a look at Phyllis’s Facebook posts…
ON THIS DATE in 1881, on the streets of Dodge City, famous western lawman and gunfighter Bat Masterson fights the last gun battle of his life.
Bartholomew “Bat” Masterson had made a living with his gun from a young age, first as a buffalo hunter, operating out of the wild Kansas cattle town of Dodge City, then as an army scout in the Plains Indian Wars. After a gunfight where he luckliy avoid charges after killing a man, he became an officer of the law. For the next five years, Masterson alternated between work as Dodge City sheriff and running saloons and gambling houses, gaining a reputation as a tough and reliable lawman.
In 1881, news that his younger brother, Jim, was in trouble back in Dodge City reached Masterson in Tombstone, Arizona. Masterson immediately took a train to Dodge City.
When his train pulled into Dodge City on this morning in 1881, Masterson wasted no time. He quickly spotted Peacock and Updegraff and a gunfight ensued. No one was mortally injured in the melee, and since the shootout had been fought fairly by the Dodge City standards of the day, no serious charges were imposed against Masterson. He paid an $8 fine and took the train out of Dodge City that evening.
Masterson never again fought a gun battle in his life, but the story of the Dodge City shootout and his other exploits ensured Masterson’s lasting fame as an icon of the Old West. He spent the next four decades of his life working as sheriff, operating saloons, and eventually trying his hand as a newspaperman in New York City. The old gunfighter finally died of a heart attack in October 1921 at his desk in New York City.
DID YOU KNOW: the longest time between two twins being born is 87 days?
WORD OF THE DAY: umami (oo-MAH-mee) which means a strong meaty taste, often considered to be one of the basic taste sensations along with sweet, sour, bitter, and salty, imparted by glutamate and certain other amino acids. Umami comes unchanged from Japanese umami “savory taste, delicious taste.” Umami comes from umi-, the inflectional stem of umai “(to be) delicious” and -mi, a suffix forming abstract nouns from adjectives. Umami entered English in the 20th century.
Birthdays: Satch Wierenga, Mackenzie Cole, and Kimberly Read. Happy Birthday to each of them and, and if we missed you on the list—Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday…
Here’s a thought for the day from George Santayana: “To be Interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”

On a lighter note…
How do mathematicians scold their children?
If I’ve told you N times, I’ve told you N plus one times.
SFX: Wah, wah, wah….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, April 16th, 2019.
I’m Kevin Boyle at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking you: why not make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.
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