Duck Tickets ON SALE NOW!!


$10 tickets are now on sale for the Boyne Chamber's Annual Duck Race at 2:00 p.m. on July 4th in the Boyne River. To purchase tickets, visit the Chamber office at 115 S. Lake Street. The Boyne City Fire Department will once again bring its hi-rise ladder truck to the Harbor House Publishers parking lot and will start the duck race with a big splash as they drop 1,200 rubber ducks into the Boyne River. Spectators will be watching and cheering as the ducks float down the river to the finish line behind Lynda's Real Estate. Mike Thompson will return as master of ceremonies and DJ for the event. Each ticket and duck is numbered, and the lucky owner of the two fastest ducks will win $500 each. Second prize is $250, third prize $100, and 4th through 10th prizes are $50 each. 

Tickets will be available at the Chamber Office 115 S Lake Street daily. We will also be selling tickets on Wednesday nights at the Summer Pavilion Concerts and on Friday Nights ay Lynda's Real Estate Concerts on the Lawn. Tickets are 10.00 each.

Purchase tickets BEFORE July 4 for a chance to win $50 chamber check!!

Tickets are also available at the following businesses:
Lynda's Real estate Office
Stiggs Brewery
Boyne City Motel
Northern Michigan Escapes

Lynda's Real Estate Service will be Duck Race Central this year! Look for our duck tent on July 4 during Boyne City 4th of July Festival. Will YOUR duck be the lucky winner??? Thanks Marty Moody - your just ducky!!
Sell Tickets win a Free Chamber Membership

We are asking member businesses to help sell tickets. the business that sells the most ticket will win a FREE Chamber Membership for 2021/2022.

Contact Kim or Lisa at 231-582-6222 to get your tickets.
Boyne City-Thank You Kelsie King-Duff

City Manager Michael Cain presents some flowers after Mayor Tom Neidhamer presented a certificate of appreciation to Boyne City Main Street Executive Director Kelsie King-Duff at Tuesday’s Boyne City City Commission meeting. Main Street Board President Rob Swartz looks on at right. They thanked Kelsie for her four and a half years of service. This was her last City Commission meeting before her last day of work on July 8th - or before her baby arrives, whichever comes first!

The certificate said this:

This Certificate of Appreciation is presented to Boyne City Main Street Executive Director Kelsie King-Duff.
Thank you for your dedication and service to the Boyne City community, its downtown, its businesses and its citizens.
The Main Street Program and downtown district under your leadership has prospered, progressed, been preserved, and energized. The tone has been set for the future of Boyne City’s downtown and a great foundation has been laid for many more great things to come. The results of these efforts reach much further than the downtown district and benefit our entire community.
On behalf of the City of Boyne City, the Main Street program, and the community, we thank you for your years of leadership to our downtown, and service to the people and businesses of our community.
1st Annual “Waterfront Field of Dreams”
Cornhole Tournament
 
July 3rd, 2021 11 am, 1 pm & 3pm
Join the fun and show off your cornhole skills!
 
All funds raised will go towards the Waterfront Field of Dreams project which plans to build a new baseball/softball field in the same waterfront location with new concessions, stadium seating, low maintenance turf, new restrooms, and LED lighting.
 
3 Skill Levels: Guaranteed two games per team
 
11 am: Level One – Beginners young and old, $15 per person and 16 teams max
 
1 pm: Level Two – Middle & High School Teams, $20 per person and 16 teams max
 
3 pm: Level Three – Adult & advanced high school, $20 per person and 16 teams max
 
Sign up on Friday, July 2nd from 7 - 8 pm at Sunset Park by the Log Cabin and Saturday, July 3rd beginning at 10 am. Cash only, exact donations please.


THANK YOU SPONSORS
4th of July Schedule, Registrations, and Information
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A message from the Boyne City 4th of July Committee: "The Boyne City 4th of July Committee is blown away by the amount of support we have received from the local community, especially from our fellow businesses and organizations for the 2021 Festival. We are very sensitive to the impact the pandemic made on the local economy and were hesitant to even ask for donations after the difficult year everyone endured. However, we tentatively put out our request for what we need to make the 2021 Festival a reality and the Boyne Area community not only answered, you DELIVERED! We are grateful for everyone who donates, but a special heartfelt thank you goes out to our sponsors, especially those who donated $500 and above. Below is a list of our current top-tier sponsors. We are just as excited as they are to get back to normal and celebrate the "BEST 4TH IN THE NORTH." Without them, it would never be possible!

PLATINUM SPONSORS - $3,000:
  • 106 KHQ
  • Boyne City Hardware
  • Boyne Mountain Resort
  • Charlevoix State Bank
  • Duncan Studios
  • Great Lakes Energy/Truestream - Official Sponsor of the Grand Parade
  • Pat O'Brien & Associates - Official Sponsor of the Independence Day Run
  • Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau
  • Rose Newton Realtor 

GOLD SPONSORS - $1,000:
  • Boyne Country Propane
  • Dr. Danielle Swartz - Progressive Dental Care
  • Chris Christensen Associate Broker - Lynda's Real Estate
  • Magnum Hospitality - Cafe Sante & Red Mesa Grill
  • Marty Moody Realtor - Lynda's Real Estate

SILVER SPONSORS - $500:
  • Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark
  • Barden Lumber
  • Bayko Concrete Service
  • Boyne City Motel
  • Boyne Falls Polish Festival
  • Carquest Boyne City
  • Grain Train Natural Foods Market
  • Hubble Insurance Agency
  • Precision Edge
  • SPUDS Boyne 
  • True Pest Control

They are also accepting Parade applications for the 2021 Grand Parade on July 4th. There is no charge to be in their nationally recognized Parade! For a Parade Registration form, Click Here
 
To register for the 45th Annual Independence Day Run Click Here

To sign up online to volunteer visit our volunteer sign-up portal Click Here.

For more information, please visit www.boyne4thofjuly.com, follow them on Facebook, or email jessicaboyneace@gmail.com

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2021
  • 6 - 9 pm: Live Radio Remote with 106 KHQ, Sunset Park
  • 6 - 9 pm: Stroll the Streets: Ten bands, face painting, balloon twisting, magician and more. Downtown Boyne City
  • Stroll the Streets Information

SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2021
  • 8am - 12pm: Boyne City Farmers Market, Veteran's Memorial Park
  • 10 am - 5 pm: 45th Annual Waterside Nancy Adams Art & Craft Fair + Food Trucks, Veteran's Memorial Park
  • Arts & Crafts Vendor Application
  • Food Vendor Application
  • 10 am - 9 pm: Inflatables & Bounce Houses, Veteran's Memorial Park
  • 11am - 4pm: Cornhole Tournament supporting Waterfront Field of Dreams, Sunset Park
  • 5 - 6 pm: Early Registration & Packet Pick-up for 45th Annual Independence Day Run, Peninsula Park
  • ​Online Race Registration

SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2021
  • 6:30 - 7:15 am: Registration for 45th Annual Independence Day Run, Peninsula Park
  • ​Online Registration
  • 7 - 10 am: Independence Day Breakfast: ​$8 All You Can Eat, FOE Eagles Hall 106 River St.
  • 7:30 am: 45th Annual Independence Day Run: Two Mile FUN Run along beautiful Lake Charlevoix. Race starts and ends at Peninsula Park.
  • Online Registration
  • 8 am - 9am: Community Worship Service with the East Jordan/Boyne City Community Band: All are welcome, Old City Park in front of the Gazebo
  • 8:30 am: Parade Registration & Lineup, Intersection of Franklin and Park Streets
  • 9 - 9:30 am: Kids Bike & Costume Parade Lineup: Judging is at 9:30 am sharp. First through Third Place Ribbons awarded for ages 8 and under and 9-14. All participants receive a free ice cream coupon from Boyne City McDonald's. Early Education Building Playground on the corner of Main and Park Streets.
  • 9 am - 5 pm: Inflatables & Bounce Houses, Veteran's Memorial Park
  • 9 am - 1 pm: Pre-Parade Family Fun by Eagles #1583 Ladies Auxiliary ​, FOE Eagles Hall 106 River St.
  • 9:30 am: Pre-Parade Entertainment by Boyne Area Gymnastics, Lake Street by the Log Cabin
  • 9:30 am: Pre-Parade Entertainment by Lake Side Elite, Water Street
  • 9:55 am: National Anthem, Downtown Boyne City in front of Log Cabin
  • 10 am: GRAND PARADE, Downtown Boyne City
  • 10 am - 5 pm: 45th Annual Waterside Nancy Adams' Art & Craft Fair + Food Trucks, Veteran's Memorial Park
  • Arts & Crafts Vendor Application
  • Food Vendor Application
  • 10 am - 5pm: United State Marine Corps. Tent + Activities,  Sunset Park 
  • ​11 am - 1 pm: Boyne City Rotary Club's "World Famous Chicken BBQ": $15 for half a chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, roll and a beverage, Veteran's Memorial Park Pavilion. We are trying something new this year, taking pre-orders for the 450 dinners we are preparing. Please help us out and spread the word. See this link for ordering information https://signaldmain.website/click.... All proceeds benefit local youth and programs in the Boyne Area.
  • 11 am: Pie Sale by Boyne Valley Garden Club: Assorted whole pies for $15, Veteran's Memorial Park Pavilion
  • 11:45 am - 12:30 pm: 126th Army Band Concert, Sunset Park
  • 12:30 pm: Kiwanis/Family Fair Kids Pie Eating Contest, Veteran's Memorial Park
  • 12:30 - 2:30 pm: Old Fashioned Children's Games sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Boyne City, Veteran's Memorial Park
  • 1 - 7 pm: Live Music, Veteran's Memorial Park
  • 1 - 3 pm: Full Circle
  • 3 - 5 pm: Derailed
  • 5 - 7 pm: Northern Nites
  • 2 pm: Boyne Area Chamber's 33rd Annual Duck Race: Chances to win two each $500, $250, $100 and and seven $50 prizes. Purchase $10 tickets at the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce. Boyne River
  • ​​Duck Race Rules
  • 2:30 - 3 pm: Commemorative Raft Race: Rafts should check-in by 2 pm at Riverside Park on Spring St. In an effort to keep our beautiful river clean and wildlife safe, we encourage throwing water, not balloons News-Review Story. Boyne River​​​
  • 10:30 pm: GRAND FIREWORKS, Over Lake Charlevoix​ (Rain date July 5th)
REMINDERS:
Boyne Heritage Center hosting Three Public Open House Events


Did you know that one of the important jobs in the long-ago lumbering industry was the work of the four men in the cook shanty? They were known as first cook, second cook, and two flu kids. The duty of the first cook was to be in charge and to be the pastry cook. The second cook prepared and cooked the meat and vegetables and called the men to meals by blowing on a long horn. The flu kids swept and scrubbed the floors, set the table, washed dishes, prepared vegetables and served the meals. Teamwork.

What is remarkable about this small fact from this treasured industry is that we have a pictorial history of it - and we want to share that with you.

The Boyne Heritage Center is proud to announce the first of three public Open Houses to be held on Friday evenings, the first of which is July 9th. We will have the doors to our unfinished museum space open for you to walk through, read about some history and take a walk around the original LaFrance fire truck on display. 

We are fortunate that our community’s historical collection contains thousands of photographs, documents and artifacts from which we can piece together our history and tell the story of those that came before us. The Boyne Heritage Center is in the process of creating a museum-quality digital catalog of these treasures and planning for a full outfitting of the museum space. Currently, historical photographs are being painstakingly unpacked, cleaned, conserved, scanned at high resolution, catalogued and re-housed into archival safe storage materials. Some of these will be displayed at each of the upcoming Open Houses. 

We invite you to join us, delight in the treasures we have unearthed and perhaps learn something new about our wonderful town. Our museum space is located in the Boyne City City Hall, 319 N. Lake Street. See you on July 9th!

Please visit boyneheritage.org or follow us on FaceBook
Chamber member benefits   |    Member application   |  Call 231-582-6222 or email us
WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS
BUSH LEAGUE SPORTS ACADAMY
4THELOCAL.COM
WHITEBIRCH OUTFITTERS
H&R BLOCK
JERVIS B WEBB COMPANY
NORTH COAST CATERING
LORI GOTHARD VACATION RENTAL
Now, more than ever, the Boyne Area Chamber is working to provide resources, share information, and meet the needs of our members.

For more information on joining the chamber or member benefits, call us at 231-582-6222 or email info@boynechamber.com
Learn How to become a Premier Member by contacting the Chamber at 231-582-6222 or email us at info@boynechamber.com
Thank You Boyne Tough
Chamber Members

B.A.C. Gallery
Barden Lumber
BC Tap Room
Bingham Well Drilling
Boyne City Motel
Boyne City PirateFest
Boyne Country Heating Cooling & Plumbing
Boyne District Library
Camp Quality Michigan
Challenge Mountain Resale Store
Dodson Group Payment Solutions
Edward Jones - Ruth Skop
Eyes on Main
Harbor House Publishers
Hoenicke PC
Hubble Insurance
Kilwins Boyne City
Kiwanis Club of Boyne City
Lakeside Farm
North Harbor Christie's International Real Estate
Northwest Garage Door
Park View Family Dentistry
Ralph Gillett, CPA
Robert Banner Law
Schraw & Associates
SPUDS Boyne
State Farm Insurance - Mark Patrick
Synergy Electric
The Farley Calendar Company and Promo Products Co.
Timber North Vacation Management
Wilmot Electric

The Boyne Tough Add-On Option. It is an optional one-time $100 add-on to your membership renewal. Your additional contribution will allow the Chamber to retain ALL memberships and continue to adhere to our mission of advancing the economic, industrial, professional, cultural, and civic welfare of the Boyne Area. 
Boyne District Library Offering Coding Camps

CODE CLUB: LEARNING PYTHON (FREE!)
July 12-15
1pm-3pm
A four-day coding camp at the Boyne District Library designed for students ages 9-13. We'll be delving into the world of computer science through learning the language of Python via creative projects and games. Spots are limited! Join us now!

CODE CLUB FOR TEEN GIRLS (FREE!)
July 19-22
1pm-3pm
Calling all girls ages 13-18! Learn how to code your own websites with HTML and CSS. This four-day coding camp at the Boyne District Library will introduce you to computer science through creative projects and lessons while empowering you to stake your claim in the STEM world. We hope you’ll join us!
Historic Sign Installed in Downtown

Boyne City Main Street recently installed signage at the corner of Water & Lake Streets that provides information on downtown being named on the National Register of Historic Places. Be sure to stop by for some interesting history the next time you are downtown. Thanks to the Design Committee for their work on this project!
Feeding Northern Michigan Raises $14,168

The radio stations of MacDonald Garber Broadcasting, along with The Bottle Crew and several other supporters from the local business community, raised $14,168 for local food banks last week with Feeding Northern Michigan. Feeding Northern Michigan featured interviews with local area food banks, special Give-Back events at Fletch’s Auto Wash, Fox Motors of Grand Traverse, The Butcher’s Block by Maxbauer, and several other special events, and was heard across the entire family of MGB radio stations: 106KHQ, Lite 96.3, 104.5 BOB FM, 96.7 The Bull, News Talk 1240 WATT, Triple Talk WMKT, and 93.7 FM & 104.7 FM The Ticket.
As our presenting partner in this food drive, Joel Jacob and his team at The Bottle Crew matched our original donation total of $7,309, bringing the total amount donated to $14,618.
All funds raised will go to restock the food pantries at The Manna Food Project, Father Fred Foundation and Feeding America West Michigan.
MacDonald Garber Broadcasting is a locally owned broadcasting company. “We are thrilled to have made such a sizable impact for food insecure families in our local communities. All thanks goes to Joel Jacob and his team at The Bottle Crew, our supporters in the business community, and of course, our beloved listeners” said President of Programming Peter Garber.
For more information, Diane Shannon Hansell is available at 231-347-8713 or at Diane@lite96.com.
Boyne Forest Bike Trail Expanding
            
Celebrating a collaboration between Evangeline Township, City of Boyne City, Charlevoix County and Top of Michigan Mountain Bike Association with a joint Charlevoix County Recreation Grant to construct a driveway and parking lot on City-owned property in Evangeline Township. TOMMBA has raised funds for a professionally built trail to connect the property to the current Boyne Forest Trail System, which will be completed in July. Donations for trailbuilding may be directed to: https://www.tommba.org/Donate
 
The “green loop” is being constructed now. The other loops will be constructed in the future.
Local Business Updates
LYNDA'S REAL ESTATE - Lawn at Lynda's 2021 Friday Night Music Schedule
6/25/2021 Monte Loper
7/2/2021 Full Circle
7/9/2021 The Never Never Band Boyne Thunder
7/16/2021 The Loper's
7/23/2021 Full Moon Jam Band
7/30/2021 Lou Thumser
8/6/2021 The Never Never Band
8/13/2021 The Loper's
8/20/2021 The Two Beats
8/27/2021 Jeff Meads
9/3/2021 Full Circle

BOYNE MOUTAIN -It's time to get down and dirty!
The annual Dirty Dog Dash will leave you feeling dirty, tired, and fulfilled. The race route will cover 5km across the slopes of Boyne Mountain Resort with competitors climbing, crawling, wading, and sliding to conquer the numerous obstacles in front of them. This year's post-race festivities will be more spread out, but will still feature live music and cold beer for those 21 and older.
In addition to awards for the top three finishers in each division, we'll recognize other fun awards for best costumes, team spirit, dirtiest dogs, and many more!
Participants will receive a complimentary beer (21+), an event t-shirt, and a survivor dog tag upon completion of the race.
Register NOW: https://bit.ly/3gj8Vvr 

AVALANCHE BAY WATERPARK- Open Daily 11am-8pm
With over 88,000 square feet of slides, rides, rivers, geysers, waterfalls, pools, hot tubs, and of course Michigan's FIRST surf simulator - the Rip Zone, Avalanche Bay is truly where adventure lives!
Did You Know?! You can get a Season Pass with family OR friends! Four people splash for four months for only $500! That means a Season Pass pays for itself in less than 3 visits!
Get Yours Now

BELLA VITA - Now Open for the 2021 season.
Seven nights/week with dinner service beginning at 5:00PM. Click Here for daily specials!

NORTHERN MICHIGAN ANTIQUE FLYWHEELERS - Check out our new website! Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers Club Save the date July 22-25!!

BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS - Open 7 days a week! Summer hours are as follows;
Monday through Thursday - 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday - 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday - 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Our summer concert series has begun. We now have live music on Fridays from 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM and Saturdays from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
June Music Schedule
June 25th & 26th - Michelle Chenard
Save the date for the Petoskey Alumni Steel Drum Band - July 8th from 6:30 - 9:00!

FRISKE FARM MARKET - It will be a gigantic celebration of Family, Food, Fun & Freedom at our 2nd Annual RED WHITE & BBQ event! Saturday, July 3rd, 5-8pm. Enjoy live music with the Cherry Blossom Ramblers, wagon rides, amazing food, and let the kids play on the biggest and best playground around, including our new JUMPING PILLOW! NEW for this year is fun for the young and young at heart. We have an 18' WATER SLIDE and a DUNK TANK! Come prepared to dunk each other - you'll be able to dunk whomever you bring along (that's willing to play of course. 
We may even let you bid on dunking Friske Team and/or family members!!
We will be serving our fresh-smoked hand-pulled pork bbq, Grilled to perfection cheeseburgers and all-beef hot dogs, homemade strawberry shortcake (extra YUM!), sparkling cider, cherry lemonade slushies, and more!
Spend the evening having some extraordinary farm fun, then top your day off with fireworks in Ellsworth or Torch Lake! Come celebrate the best of summertime in NoMi with us, and find your new favorite family tradition at Friske Farm Market! 

GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Announces 2021 Schedule
  • Saturday, June 26 - A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • Friday, July 2 - Naturally 7
  • Saturday, July 10 - 2021 Gala Motown Soul: featuring the Empress of Soul Gladys Knight
For a complete schedule CLICK HERE

LAKE STREET PUB - We are happy to announce that we have a brand-spankin’ new menu! Lots of old favorites as well as several new!
Be sure to check out the Italian Stallion, Sloppy Philly, and Basil Pesto Pasta
Available for dine-in or curbside pickup! Please call: 231-497-6031

EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY -  On Sunday June 27, we worship at 10:00am as usual. On Sunday July 4, our service will be at 8:00am. Also on July 4, we will remove our attendance limit, so bring the friends and family. Come as you are, shorts and t-shirts are fine with us.
Our on-line service is every Sunday at 10:00am, by live-stream on our Facebook page. You do not need a Facebook account: just open your internet browser (Google, Edge, Bing, Yahoo, or similar) and enter:  https://www.facebook.com/EpiscopalBoyne. Or find us on Facebook, @EpiscopalBoyne. Church of the Nativity is located at 209 E. Main Street.


GENISIS CHURCH OF BOYNE CITY - is now meeting on Sundays at the American legion, 302 south lake street. Service is at 11:00am.

KIERSTEN'S RIDE - SUICIDE PREVENTION CONFERENCE Bringing help, hope and healing through suicide prevention in Northern Lower Michigan Sept 28-30, 2021 Castle Farms Charlevoix, MI All professionals in contact with those at suicide risk will benefit. Check website for more information, cost and registration. Thank you community partners! Featuring, Dr. Thomas Joiner, an American academic psychologist and influential researcher, worldwide presenter, and leading expert on suicide. He is the Robert O. Lawton Professor of Psychology at Florida State University, where he operates his Laboratory for the Study of the Psychology and Neurobiology of Mood Disorders, Suicide, and Related Conditions. www.KierstensRide.org | KierstensRide@outlook.com 231‐675‐5047 
The Sweaty Yeti 5K is half road-race, half trail-race. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome. This event is held in honor of Christie Barber Galvin and Kellie Barber. All proceeds go to the Barber-Galvin Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Chamber Members- Please send us your business updates, specials, entertainment schedules, or any information about your business you would like to share in the newsletter. This is one of your benefits as a chamber member. Help Us Help You!!!
Municipal News

CITY OF BOYNE CITY - City Clerk/Treasurer Position
Boyne City, a progressive, stable, award winning, full-service Northwestern Michigan waterfront community of 3,735 year-round with large seasonal increases seeks qualified, outgoing person to administer and execute all financial, record keeping, election, human resources and cemetery matters. Demonstrated financial, budgeting, bookkeeping, recordkeeping and related creative problem solving, public relations, communication, organizational and supervisory skills desired. Oversees 3 employees. Current employee retiring after 35+ years. Comprehensive wage (DOQ) and benefit package. Submit resume, letter of interest, salary history and requirements with 3 references to: Michael Cain, City Manager, mcain@boynecity.com by Monday, August 10, 2020. EOE  www.boynecity.com 

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT - Passenger Transit and Delivery service available, Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm. 

Face Masks Continue To Be Required On Public Transportation.
Charlevoix County Transit (CCT) officials would like to remind everyone that face masks are still required when riding on any form of public transportation (planes, trains, buses, etc) regardless of vaccination status. This federal mandate comes from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and is set to expire in September, 2021. “ While we realize that the masking mandates in our state have been relaxed, we must follow our funding source’s guidelines for masking and therefore we will require a mask for all passengers while onboard CCT vehicles until the TSA guidelines are relaxed”, stated Jill Drury Director at CCT. 

Transit is providing free transportation to anyone with COVID vaccination appointments. Due to seating capacity restrictions, please schedule appointments as soon as you receive your appointment. Call 582-6900 to arrange for rides and/or deliveries.  Open to all Charlevoix County residents and visitors with no age or income eligibility requirements. 

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT - We are please to announce that CCT will be providing service to the Music at the Pavilion on Wednesday evenings for Boyne City area residents.  Please reserve a ride no later than 5pm on Tuesday’s; same day requests will be honored if seating is available. To reserve a ride, please call 231.582.6900; normal fares apply to this event.

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSION ON AGING -
Meals Update – Meal Calendar Attached.
  • We are providing Hot Home Delivered Meals to our home bound clients by $3 donation.
  • We are providing weekly Disaster Meals delivered by reservation to any Charlevoix County resident 60 years old or older so that our most vulnerable do not need to leave their homes as often. This is a once a week delivery of a Hot Meal and 6 frozen meals. This need to be ordered through the COA office 231-237-0103 on the Thursday before the week you want it and is a $3 donation per meal. 
  • We are continuing to provide Hot Curbside Pick-up meals at each of our Senior Centers five days a week by $3 donation – NO Reservations needed! 😊
  • We are having a Special Curbside Father’s Day Lunch on 6/18/21 from 11:30am – 12:30p.
 
June Activities…
Please note these are all activities that are handed out curbside or by appointment to do at home. Please call your Site Coordinator for more information.
  • Boyne – Call Loretta for more info at 231-582-6682
  • Charlevoix - Call Vikki for more info at 231-547-3844
  • East Jordan - Call Brenda for more info at 231-536-7831
  • Beaver Island – Call Lonnie for more info at 231-448-2124
COMING IN JULY….
Our plan is now to reopen all of the Senior Centers fully on July 1, 2021 with some temporary changes in how meals will be presented to seniors dining in for the summer until we can get all of our kitchens staffed and running fully. 
We are choosing July 1 as the MDHHS guidelines will have changed to no mask for anyone, no social distancing, no capacity limits. 
July 1, 2021 we will no longer be providing Delivered Disaster Meals and our Curbside Meals will be transitioned back to Take-Out meals for those not wanting to eat at the Senior Centers.
July 1, 2021 Meals & Activities for the Charlevoix Senior Center will take place at the Northside Building at 13513 Division Street, Charlevoix.
 
Please print our Calendars, “Like” our Facebook Page “Charlevoix County Commission on Aging”, follow us on Instagram “Charlevoixcountycoa” and look all the other goings on either on the Senior Hi-Lites Newsletter page or the Menus / Calendars and Activities pages of our website at www.charlevoixcounty/Commission_on_Aging .
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging also has some new information that will be available at all of our area Chambers of Commerce…Stop in and pick up our 3 new information cards and share them with your friends and family. It’s covers just some of the things you never knew the COA and Senior Centers did!
We are changing what aging looks like and feels like!
Education News
BOYNE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Boyne City Schools now offering, Free breakfast and lunch to all 18 and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program.
When: June 21st to August 20th - Monday- Thursday
Where: Back of Boyne City High School
Time: 10:00 am to 12pm pick up brunch bags
No Meal pick up on Fridays
Friday's meals go home on Thursday with that meal kit.

BOYNE FALLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS - This summer, we will continue our Meet Up & Eat Up Summer Meals Program at Boyne Falls Public School. Chef Nathan will be serving meals Monday-Thursday w/ breakfast served from 8:30-9 AM and lunch served from 11:30-1 PM. Meals are FREE for all children 18 and under and $5 for adults. Please take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. Children and families from other districts are also welcome. See the flyer for dates that we will be open. We hope to see you there!
NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE - will offer three of its existing degrees in an entirely online format effective with the Fall 2021 semester: an Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree, an Associate of Arts in Psychology degree, and an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management degree.
HELP WANTED
Looking for staff? Make a job posting!
 
Chamber member businesses looking to hire staff are encouraged to post their jobs on the chamber website job posting page. You can do this with your member log-in with just a few simple steps. If you need assistance with your log-in, email lisa@boynechamber.com. These jobs are all listed on the Jobs page now:

Various Positions at LexaMar Details
Various Positions at Friske Farm Market Details
Various Positions at Boyne City Taproom Details
Maintenance Positions at Bay Area Management Details
Various Positions at Odawa Casino Details New Employees Eligible for Bonus DETAILS
Caregiver at Pineview Cottage Details
General Laborer at Bulmann Dock and Lift Details
Various Summer Seasonal Workers at The City of Boyne City Details
Various Positions at Castle Farms Details
Various Positions at The Brook Retirement Community Details
Various Positions at Boyne City Public Schools Details
Various Positions at Char-Em ISD Details
Various Positions at Boyne Watersports Details
Various Positions- at Great Lakes Energy Details
Various Positions at Boyne Mountain Details
News Briefs
300 SF OFFICE SPACE for lease for $300/month. Convenient location at the corner of Front & Main Streets in downtown Boyne City. First floor of the Atrium Inn with private exterior entrance. Includes heat, A/C, electricity and trash, shared restroom. Nearby public parking. Contact Lee at LE Design, cell phone: 317.258.1419 email: lsehrlich@ledesign.biz.

VISITORS GUIDE - The Boyne Area Chamber's Visitors Guide/Business Directory is available as a digital magazine as well as a beautiful 4-color printed magazine. It contains interactive content, including page-turning, links to websites and video, as well as a full search function. To view the digital publication, click here

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