Last week’s frigid weather firmed up the ice on Paradise Bay, so PABI board member Ron Wojan seized the moment and placed the Ice Classic Buoy for 2019.  This year it is just south of the ferry dock in a place where it can be seen from the Powers’ Hardware WVBI Paradise Bay webcam high atop the BIC Center. So, you can easily check on the status of the buoy by visiting the WVBI website and scrolling to the bottom of the page.  Want a bigger view? Click on the image you find there and you’ll get it. Here’s a current shot:

Look over to the right side of the picture just above the lamp post.  That’s the buoy.

While you do your analysis to predict when the buoy will go through, don’t forget to check out our summer schedule for the BIC Center.  There will be plenty of music, theater, Museum Week events, dinners, craft shows, community meetings and more.  Here’s a run down of events:

June 21:  Summer Solstice Party

June 29: Dave Bennett Jazz Quartet 8pm

July 05: CMU Theater – California Suite by Neil Simon

July 06: CMU Theater – Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig

July 10: RFD Boys   8pm

July 17:  BIC Center GALA and Live Auction

July 26: Baroque on Beaver – Lincoln Trio at the Beaver Island Community Center 7:30

July 27: Baroque on Beaver – Jeeyoon Kim at the Beaver Island Community Center 7:30

Check back for more late summer concerts and Museum Week events. You can find a full listing of all summer season highlights on the island at  When there aren’t Saturday shows in the house, blockbuster movies will be on the “Big Screen” with “Big Sound” in the McDonough’s Market Theater.

Meantime, winter events continue.  Pickle Ball on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Classes Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 to 11 and Games Galore on Thursdays from 2 to 4.  Also, weekly movies on Saturdays at 4 (note the new time) and 7. Click here for details.

And, don’t forget that our annual fund raiser is underway. Scroll down for details or to make your contribution now.