Select Page
BIA's Mission: Economic and Environmental Sustainability
Represent the combined interests of our membership on issues that affect the fundamental character and beauty of Beaver Island.
Work with local governments to support property owners’ views, concerns and investments
Support preservation and wise use of natural resources, plants, and wildlife of Beaver Island
Slider

Our Town Big Read Events

Two special NEA Big Read Our Town Our Island Events are coming up on WVBI, Beaver Island’s Community radio station. The kick-off event for the project was to have been a Beaver Island Community Players production of Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town. When COVID-19 nixed a live play, Jacque made an effort to produce the show as a radio play, but continued restrictions and limits on volunteer time made that impossible, too. The play was to have started with a speech made by Christie Heller Perdue, a former BICS student, who played Emily Webb in the show the last time it was produced on the island. Jacque still hopes to produce the play, but there’ll be no more waiting on Christie’s remarks. They’ll be delivered on WVBI’s Beaver Island Perspectives show this Friday evening after the station’s regular network newscast at 5:00 or about 5:05 p.m. If you miss the show when it airs, you’ll be able to hear it as a podcast on WVBI’s website under the Podcasts menu.

The second event is a 90+ minute music show hosted by Jacque that takes a look at music on Beaver Island. Our Town Our Island Our Music covers both the artists and the songs, reach back to the Alan Lomax recordings of traditional Irish tunes and forward to modern artists who write and perform today. Music on the program runs the gamut of music heard on the island with folk, country, jazz, pop, classical and rock among the genres of songs. Jacque weaves the music together with historical info about both the tunes and the performers. The program will air in the time slot normally reserved for WVBI’s Top Ten + Five countdown show on Saturday morning , January 16, at 10:00 a.m. and again Wednesday evening, January 20, at 7:00 p.m. (The Top Ten + Five will return the following week.) Of the show, Jacque said “I had a lot of fun putting it together. The hard part was picking and choosing among the songs. I think folks will have fun listening to it.”

You can tune in to the programs at 100,1 FM on the island or stream them on any browser at http://wvbi.nethttp://http//:wvbi.biccenter.org. You can also listen to them with Alexa, Siri or Google devices by saying the wake word and then “Play WVBI.”

Beaver Island COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The second round of COVID-19 vaccines is set to come to the island on the 19th.  There is a fully booked schedule of 150 appointments for that date, including 25 for teachers at BICS.  Health Center Director Tammy Radionoff says there is another clinic planned for the...

BICS Board holds first 2021 meeting

The Beaver Island Community School Board of Education met last night for their regular January business meeting. Top on the agenda was swearing in newly elected board member Brian Cole. In January, the board also elects their officers. This year's officers elected...

St. James Township Job Posting – Planning Assistant

ST JAMES TOWNSHIP JOB POSTINGTOWNSHIP PLANNING ASSISTANT St James Township, Beaver Island, is seeking an individual to support the work of its planning commission. The successful applicant will help the Township and planning commission implement master plan and...

Tips on Year-end Charitable Giving

Your help is needed...Please keep the Beaver Island Association in mind when doing your year end charitable giving.The work of the BIA is crucial to issues that affect the fundamental character and beauty of Beaver Island.To say that 2020 has not been a good year is...

New Peaine Board holds first meeting

Peaine Township held its first township board meeting with its newly elected members last evening.  Amidst largely routine action the board thanked its recently departed members for their many year of service. Former chair Bill Kohls had served for eight years. Larry...

Time to check trees for hemlock woolly adelgid

Michigan Department of Natural Resources sent this bulletin at 12/01/2020 09:49 AM EST The recent discovery of hemlock woolly adelgid as far north as Ludington State Park in Mason County is a reminder of the importance of checking hemlock trees for signs of the...

Transfer Station to reopen on Tuesday

Beaver Island’s Waste Management Committee announced this afternoon that the Transfer Station will reopen tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.  It had been closed after some of the staff tested positive for COVID-19.  The announcement is below. Beaver Island Transfer...

Update Your Email

Your membership in the Beaver Island Association includes a subscription to Island Currents. To help protect the environment and save costs, we've moved to email distribution of our newsletter. If you aren't receiving ISland Currents by email, it may be because the address in our records is incorrect. You can update your address using the form below.