News Update

WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

No news is good news from the Health Center this morning.  Latest hospital data from the state continues to look good overall and for COVID-19 occupancy. No change at our local hospitals.

 

Governor Whitmer is signing the 77 billion dollar Michigan budget this week, but says she will line item veto 21 million dollars in it for adoption and abortion alternative funds that she says are anti-choice.  That includes $2 million in tax credits for adoptive parents. Right to Life Michigan officials bristled at that rejection saying that there ought to be room in the largest state budget ever to support adoption.

 

Elton John performed what he said was his last ever Michigan concert at Comerica Park last evening on is billed as his farewell tour. Fans were a big part of show coming dressed in their favorite Elton John attire. He bid Michigan a fond farewell and continues on for 90 more shows before hanging up the glasses for good.

 

There was a good turn-out last evening for Music on the Porch at the Print Shop with lots of great performances. Museum Week events continue today with a presentation on Anishinaabeg [a-nish-a naa-beg] Strong Women at the Print Shop this even.  Join us after our news at 5 this even when Historical Society director Lori Taylor-Blitz will be our guest to talk about that presentation and more. She’ll join us every afternoon this week on the show to talk about upcoming Museum Week events. That’s after our news at 5:00 or catch the podcast.

Now, here’s a look at what’s happening on your island…

 

Here’s your meeting planner for the week: Waste Management Committee meets today at 1:30 at Peaine Township Hall. BIA Board meets this  afternoon at 4:00 in the Hangout at the BIC Center. St. James Public Works Committee meets Wednesday at 11 at their Township Hall.  Amik Circle Society holds their annual meeting at noon at Wednesday at the Mound as part of Museum Week. The public is invited. Thursday, the Joint Telecommunications Committee meets at 4:30 at the BIC Center. Library Board meets at 5:00 at the library.  And that’s it for the week.                                    Meeting details are in the calendar entry online.

 

On the fun front today , Tuesday, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise program is on at 9:30 in the Hangout. Pickleball is on at 10:00 over on the Municipal Tennis Courts. C-M-U has an open house planned as part of Museum Week from 11 to 4. Students will have presentations and exhibits on the work they are doing, and there will be special activities for kids. Tuesday evening at 7, Museum Week events continue with Anishinaabeg Strong Women—and evening of history and storytelling at the Print Shop Museum. meet up next to Marina South for Protopia’s Tuesday evening Bike Boodle. Bring your own bike and light.

 

Wednesday, Chair Yoga is on at the BIC Center starting with stretch at 9:30 and full at 10:00. Meantime, Summer Yoga is on in the Theater from 9:30 to 10:30. Tennis is on from 10 to noon on the municipal courts. At 11, the Museum Week Art Show opens at Gregg Fellowship Center. At noon, head over to the Print Shop Museum for a Picnic on the Patio presentation. Bring along a lunch if you like. Wednesday evening at 7:00 there’ll be a presentation at the Print Shop Museum on the Anishinaabeg Chiefs of Beaver Island—Chiefs Peaine and Kenwabikisee. No BINGO this week. Itreturns next Wednesday.

 

Thursday, the farmers market is on out at Paradise Bay coffee shop with the start time moved up to 8:30. Senior Tai Chi is on at the BIC Center in the Hangout at 9:30. Pickleball is 10 to noon on the municipal courts. The Museum Week Art Show opens at 11 and runs to 4. Thursday evening there’s a presentation on Cultural Discoveries Beneath the Straits of Michigan. That’s at the Print Shop at 7. And, it’s Open Mic on the Porch at the Harbour Bodega. Signup at 6:30. Performances start at 7:00.

 

Friday, Summer Yoga is on in the theater at 9:30 and the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program starts up in the Hangout at the same time. Both of those here at the BIC Center. Tennis starts at 10:00 and runs to noon over on the municipal tennis courts. Museum Week Art show has its last day at the Gregg Fellowship Center. There’s also a basketmaking presentation going on all afternoon at the Print Shop Museum and a special session in the even at 7:00 on Pine Quill Baskets with Yvonne Keshik, a recognized master of the craft.

 

With such a packed calendar, we’ll save activities on Saturday and Sunday for tomorrow’s report.  But. Don’t forget about a special opportunity for dinner and a show Saturday evening as Michael Carluccio brings Frank Sinatra’s music to the BIC Center stage along with that of his Rat Pack buddies. Tickets are at tickets.biccenter.org.

 

Saturday, Pickleball is on 10 to noon.

 

Sunday there are services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church, the Episcopal Mission and the Lighthouse fellowship.  Times and more details are in the calendar. The downtown farmer’s market is on from 11 to 3. 

 

Monday, Summer Yoga is on at the BIC Center morning at 9:30 in the Theater while there is Senior Chair Yoga up in the Hangout. Also Monday, Tennis is on over on the municipal courts from 10 to noon. Att noon, it’s the next Marine Museum Monday with a presentation at, you guessed it, the Marine Museum.  Bring your lunch along if you like. Monday evening there’s a meet the author book signing at the library at 7:00 with Lori Taylor and over at the Print Shop, Museum week kicks off with Music on the Porch.

 

Tuesday, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise program is on at 9:30 in the Hangout. Pickleball is on at 10:00 over on the Municipal Tennis Courts. Tuesday evening at 8, meet up next to Marina South for Protopia’s Tuesday evening Bike Boodle. Bring your own bike and light.

 

Looking for summer activities for the kids? There’s a summer reading program at the Library with a variety of events on tap.  Check in with the library for details.

 

And, a final calendar note…tickets for the BIC Center W-V-B-I Secret Garden Summer Gala or on sale. You can get them at the BIC Center front Desk or online at tickets dot BIC Center dot org. This year’s event will be in Gene Masta’s beautiful gardens surrounding the old Lifesaving station that once stood at Whiskey Point…and that is now his summer home. Strolling dinner, music, libations, raffles and both silent and live auctions will add to the fun of mingling with your island friends in the Secret Garden.

BIRTHDAYS:  Theresa Matela and Max Antinori are celebrating today. Happy Birthday to Theresa and Max and, if we missed you on our list, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.

TRAFFIC:  No delays inbound or outbound to the airports, but there are still delays in town when the ferry comes in—lots of hikers and bikers and beach goers. So, let’s be careful out there.

ON THIS DAY in 1848 crowds gather in Seneca Falls, New York, for the opening of a two-day Women’s Rights Convention, the first of its kind ever held in America. Prominent speakers, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, will call for equal rights for women, including the right to vote. Also on this date in 1941, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera release a new cartoon, ‘The Midnight Snack,’ featuring a cat named Tom and a mouse named Jerry. Tom still hasn’t caught Jerry.

 

MERRIAM-WEBSTER WORD OF THE DAY: emolument (noun) [ih-MAHL-yuh-munt] which refers to money, gifts, or perquisites that someone receives due to their job or position. The U.S. Constitution includes two emoluments clauses: the foreign emoluments clause, in Article 1, Section 9, prohibits federal officeholders from accepting gifts, payments, or other items of value from foreign states or rulers; the domestic emoluments clause, in Article 2, Section 1, prohibits the president from receiving any compensation from the federal government or from any state beyond what Section 1 outlines for compensation for service as the nation’s chief executive. Like most technical legal terms, emolument is Latin in origin, but chew on this: its Latin predecessor meant simply “advantage,” but that word’s source is emolere, meaning “to produce by grinding,” and its relations include such toothsome words as mill and molar.

Now, to wrap up for this for Beaver Island Tuesday

Here’s a thought for the day from Tom & Jerry co-creator William Hanna: “We all can’t stay busy doing exactly what we want to do.”

 

On a lighter note: Why did cartoonist Gary Larson cross the road?  To create The Far Side. 

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Tuesday, July 19th, 2022. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from W-V-B-I’s Langford Family Studios wishing you a great day—and asking you: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever?  And, thanks for listening. 

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Today

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Wednesday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Breezy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 82. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 81.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Saturday

A chance of showers after 2pm. Sunny, with a high near 80.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Out on the Big Drink:

Today

SW wind 5 to 15 kt. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Wednesday

SSW wind around 15 kt becoming WSW in the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 1pm and 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Waves 3 to 4 ft.

Fire Danger Level: High

Water Temps: 67 at White Shoal, 69 at the straits and 68 at Sleeping Bear. 65 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull Island.

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