Memorial Day Service
Boyne City
Monday, May 31, 2021

*Buses donated by The Charlevoix County Transit, will leave from in front of the American Legion Hall at 7:45 a.m. and transport participants to the cemeteries and back to the American Legion Hall. Memorial.

Services will be held at the following locations:

8:00 AM..........................................................Memorial Park, Boyne Falls
8:25 AM......................................................Memorial Park, Walloon Lake
8:50 AM................................Evangeline Cemetery, Evangeline Township
9:15 AM.....................................................Dyer Cemetery, Bay Township
9:50 AM…………….…Lost at Sea, waterfront Veterans Memorial Park
10:10 AM...........................................Advance Cemetery, Eveline Township
10:45 AM…..........................................Wilson Cemetery, Wilson Township
11:00 AM...............................................Maple Lawn Cemetery, Boyne City

Memorial Day Procession
The procession will leave the American Legion Post @ 11:45 AM. Proceed North on Lake Street to the Veterans Memorial Park where the Memorial Day Observance will take place starting at 12:00PM (+-). Anyone wishing to join in on our somber procession in a dignified manner may do so. Post float will be available for veterans unable to march.

Veterans Memorial Park Services 12:00PM Returning the US Flag to full staff at 12:00 Noon (+-) The branch flags in the order that they were established

Welcome - Dean Kleinschrodt American Legion Commander Henry Erber VFW Commander Invocation.-. Rick Bristol American Legion Chaplain
Pledge of Allegiance - Everyone
Placing of the wreaths - American Legion POW/MIA
Remembrance Service - American Legion
Selections - *Boyne City High School Band, Gaeyle Gerri-Boss
Addresses - Dean Kleinschrodt American Legion Commander
Unveiling of new memorial -LaBrecque family
Benediction - American Legion Chaplain
Rifle Salute - The American Legion Honor Guard
Taps.- Boyne City Marching Band American Legion

At 12:00PM The National Colors with the POW/MIA flag below will be hoisted as the Boyne City High School Band plays our National Anthem, sung by Gaeyle Gerri-Boss.

The Flag of each of the six branches of service will be hoisted in their establishment order as the band plays their anthems starting with the Army, Marines, Navy & Merchant Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, & Space Force.

All Veterans in or out of uniform are urged to please render a hand salute to the National Colors as they pass by, are hoisted, or lowered. All non Veterans please stand with their right hand over their heart. A hand salute is again in order as your branch of service Colors are posted, feel free to sing along especially when your branch anthem is played.

Stone benches at the memorial are reserved for handicapped people along with the tent that will provide shade/shelter for them also.

Thank You.

This approximately One hour event is hosted by; The American Legion & SAL, The VFW, and The Boyne City Area Veterans Memorial Committee.
1st Annual Swing Fling Highlights

Fun was had by ALL at the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce 1st Annual Swing Fling Golf Outing. The outing was held at the beautiful Ye Nyne Olde Holles. Brandon and his staff provided a wonderful meal and a fabulous golf experience,

The date for the 2nd Annual Swing Fling is set for May 20, 2022.

Winning team:
Mike Peterson
Travis Lapeer
Kolbi Shoemaker
Denny Amesbury

Winner Names:
Longest putt – Tom Schraw
Longest drive Ladies – Barb Brooks
Longest drive men – Tom Schraw
Closest to pin Ladies – Sue Hendriksen
Closest to pin men – Jeff Bassett..

50/50 Winner - Adam Nolbock
Back to Bricks Promo Tour Coming to Boyne City June 5th & 6th
This year is the 11th Annual Back to the Bricks Promo Tour, which takes attendees to five different stops throughout Michigan in order to promote and enjoy the beautiful state, stimulate local economies through supporting small businesses, and promote the Back to the Bricks main event in August in Flint, Mich. The event brings both money spent on food, lodging, gas and souvenirs from tour attendees as well as those who visit downtown to see the event. Tour participants often revisit the cities visited for a personal vacation and encourage family and friends to visit and enjoy the area.
In addition to the car show, the following bands are scheduled to play downtown during the event:
Full Circle – Located at corner of Water & East Streets
Northern Nites – Located at Harbor House Publishers
Dr. Goodhart – Located at corner of Water & Park Streets
De Railed – Located at corner of Water & Lake Streets
Jon Archambault Band – Located at corner of Lake & Ray Streets
James Greenway Band – Located at corner of Lake & Main Streets
There will be a car event taking place at Classic Instruments on Saturday, June 5th as well, sponsored by BC Pizza and BC Lanes/The Venue Sports Bar & Grill. Check back for more details on that.
For more information about Boyne City Main Street and 2021 events, visit
4th of July Committee Seeking Volunteers, Donations, and Sponsors
Planning for the in-person 2021 Boyne City 4th of July Festival is well underway! The Festival intends to have the following events, with more to be announced:

  • 46th Annual Nancy Adams Art & Craft Fair, July 3-4
  • 45th Annual Independence Day Run, July 4
  • Grand Parade, July 4
  • Music in the Park, July 4
  • Commemorative Raft Race, July 4
  • 33rd Annual Boyne Area Chamber Duck Race, July 4
  • Fireworks Over Lake Charlevoix, July 4

The Boyne City 4th of July Festival + Fireworks is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit run by volunteers and funded solely by donations. Each year they have to raise approximately $45,000 for the fireworks alone. They now have an online donation link, plus many other fun ways to donate and/or sponsor the Festival + Fireworks! For more information, click here  Click Here

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

For more information, please visit, follow them on Facebook, or email
Registration Open for 45th Annual Independence Day Run

Registration is open for the 45th Annual Independence Day Run. The 2021 race was planned before the announcement of outdoor COVID restrictions being lifted on July 1st. As a result, this year’s race features a two-mile fun run at 7:30am, and not the traditional accompanying 10k. The race will now start and finish at Peninsula Beach Park, instead of its normal starting location in years’ past. 2021’s race is limited to the first 500 participants and no mail in registrations will be accepted, only online registrations. To register click here

Although we had to modify for 2021, there will still be race t-shirts, sponsored by Pat O’Brien & Associates, finisher medals, free online finish photos/videos, a chip start and professional finish line. Please rest assured, we are confident we’ll be back to our normal 1,500 racers for a 10k and two-mile in 2022!

Duncan Studios & Rose Newton Realtor Partner for 4th of July Fundraiser

Rose Newton and Duncan Studios are excited to present their newest fundraising collaboration with Boyne City 4th of July Festival & Fireworks. This limited edition commemorative poster, titled "The Grand Finale," will be available for $20 with proceeds going to the Boyne City Fireworks. Posters are available at Duncan Studios, Berkshire Hathaway's Boyne City office, or Boyne City Hardware. They are also available to order online by Clicking Here.

The Boyne Area Chamber produces this FREE summer concert series on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. The 2021 summer series will take place in the Pavilion at Veterans Park .

Charlevoix County Transit 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.

2021 Line-Up

6/16/2021           Full Moon Jam Band
6/23/2021           Wyatt & Shari Knapp
6/30/2021           On Tap
7/7/2021             Great Lakes Orchestra
7/14/2021           Pete "Big Dog" Fetters
7/21/2021           Full Circle
7/28/2021           Billy McAllister
8/4/2021             Nelson Olstrom
8/11/2021           The Real Ingredients
8/18/2021           Matt Gabriel
8/25/2021           Full Moon Jam Band

THANK TO OUR EVENT SPONSOR - Black Diamond Broadcasting

Thank you Concert Sponsors
Pat O'Brien & Associates
Challenge Mountain
Boyne Co-Op True Value

INTERESTED IN Sponsoring??? Contact or call 231-582-6222
Boyne Chamber of Commerce Announces 2021 Events

The Boyne Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce upcoming 2021 events. Although events may look different from previous years, our hope is that we will be able to safely host some fun summer experiences. We will closely watch as restrictions and guidelines as they change, and be mindful of all state and federal mandates in relation to Covid-19 for all our events.

PAVILLION SUMMER CONCERTS June 16th - August 25th (formerly Evenings at the Gazebo) Every Wednesday night enjoy music from 6:30-8pm at the Pavilion in Veterans Park.

ANNUAL DUCK RACE- July 4th Our Annual July 4th Duck Race. Buy a duck ticket for a chance to win cash prizes. Watch as 1200 ducks race down the river to the finish line.

3rd ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF OUTING- September 23rd Held at Boyne Mountain resort. Enjoy an afternoon of golf, prizes, raffles and a dinner to end the day. Details on registration, sponsorships, and registration coming soon.
Boyne City Main Street 2021 Events
Boyne City Main Street is pleased to announce the intent to hold the following Main Street events for the Summer 2021 season:
Boyne City Farmers Market
Buff Up Boyne – Saturday, May 1
Back to the Bricks – Sunday, June 6 (one-time special event, more details to come)
Stroll the Streets – Friday evenings, June 11 – September 3
Boyne Thunder – Friday & Saturday, July 9 & 10
Food Truck Rally – Thursday, July 15
Harvest Festival – Saturday, September 25
All events will be held according to COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations at the time of the event. Understanding that information about safety protocols changes weekly, specific event details will be made on an individual event basis and posted on social media, in the newsletter, and on our website Be sure to check those often as we get closer to event dates. We look forward to safely gathering with our community again.
Chamber member benefits   |    Member application   |  Call 231-582-6222 or email us
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
Learn How to become a Premier Member by contacting the Chamber at 231-582-6222 or email us at
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
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. 
HomeAgain Resale Opens June 1st

Join us for a ribbon cutting and grand opening June 1st at 12:00pm.
This new venture is designed to create revenue to support the mission of the Charlevoix Area Humane Society
You will find “Like new” donated Home Accessories, Art Work, Vinyl Records, Jewelry, Vintage and Designer Clothing, Furniture, Like new Used Books, Antiques and Collectables… and more.
We are excited to bring an exciting and unique shopping experience to the area.
“Quality items, at reasonable prices, for a great cause”
HomeAgain Resale is now taking appointments for donated goods.
Call the store 231-497-5008 for more information.
Avalanche Bay Opening June 4th, 2021

Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark will reopen on June 4, 2021! For the safety of our guests and staff, we will continue to operate at a 25% capacity and offer three 3-hour sessions per day. Want access to all sessions? Book a Splash & Stay package by calling 855.604.1308.

Day Passes are limited so reserve your spot in advance:

Boyne Mountain Resort has several openings for employment. Join the Boyne team and get a FREE I pad if you work through the season. For details on employment CLICK HERE.
Community Foundation Names New Accountant

Matt Greer has been selected to serve the Charlevoix County Community Foundation as its new Accountant. Matt, currently employed by Kammermann & Bascom, PC, will succeed Laura Hansen, who is retiring in July after serving as the Community Foundation’s Accountant for all the organization’s 29 years.
“We’re delighted to welcome Matt to our team,” said Chip Hansen, President of the Community Foundation. “He has the right blend of experience, know-how and personality to continue to grow and strengthen the financial side of our organization.”
Greer earned an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences - Accounting from North Central Michigan College and a Bachelors Degree in Applied Sciences - Accounting from Lake Superior State University. He is currently pursuing an MBA. A native of Petoskey, Greer sees his new role at the Community Foundation as an opportunity to join a mission-driven organization whose work benefits the community in so many ways, while continuing to offer accurate and timely service to nonprofit partners, friends of the Community Foundation and others.
“I look forward to working with donors, grantees, and community partners,” Matt said, adding, “the Community Foundation is so well-respected, and the opportunity to be a part of its future growth and impact was something I couldn’t pass up.” “This feels like a perfect match for me,” he noted. “I’ll be able to continue to do what I love to do and make a meaningful contribution to the broader Charlevoix County community at the same time.”
Matt will assume his new position in mid-June. He will work alongside Laura Hansen until her retirement in mid-July to ensure a smooth transition.
Established in 1992 by a group of civic leaders, the Charlevoix County Community Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to improving and enhancing life for all who live in the area. Local volunteers serve as trustees, and a youth advisory committee addresses issues related to youth in the community.
The Community Foundation accepts gifts of all sizes and for many purposes. Those contributions are professionally managed to generate income that is used to make grants supporting worthwhile programs, projects, and initiatives right here at home. Currently, more than 270 separate funds make up the Community Foundation, each one created by an individual, family, business, or nonprofit agency. With current assets of $55 million, the Community Foundation has made grants totaling more than $30 million since it began.
More information about the Community Foundation is available by calling (231) 536-2440, or visiting the organization’s website,
Local Business Updates
ALPINE CHOCOLAT HAUS - 50 cent Ice Cream Cones at Alpine Chocolat Haus
May 27th, 2021. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
All proceeds from the day will be donated to the Boyne City Little League. 

BOYNE MOUTAIN - Our May & June Boyne Mountain UNLIMITED Golf Pass is available for purchase NOW.
What Your Pass Includes:
- Unlimited golf on The Alpine & The Monument
- Play any time after 11am, Sunday - Friday
- Unlimited range access and free range balls
- Valid Now - June 30, 2021
- All of this for $800
Purchase online now and pickup your pass in the golf shop on your first day of play! Then enjoy countless rounds on two awesome courses.

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

BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS - Starting Monday, May 10th we begin our new spring hours. Tasting room hours will be as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 11:00 - 6:00
Thursday 11:00 - 7:00
Friday 11:00 - 7:00
Saturday 11:00 - 7:00
Sunday 11:00 - 5:00
Live Entertainment - Saturdays from 2:00 - 6:00
CASTLE FARMS - Local Appreciation Day is right around the corner! Check our website to see which counties will receive FREE access to a day of fun! All others, just $5! Don't forget to bring a valid license or proof of residence.

NORTH HARBOR CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE - Jeff Wellman- Broker/Owner, Gary Deters- Associate Broker, & Beth Flynn- Realtor with North Harbor Christie's International Real Estate, were recently nominated for the Christie’s International Real Estate Masters Circle for 2021. This invitation-only group of high-performing real estate specialists is selected based on the agents’ success, passion, and expertise in their local markets. Their ability to deliver a high level of service and knowledge to their clients has gained them recognition in this circle. As new members of this elite group, Jeff, Gary and Beth will gain access to an invaluable network, allowing them to learn about industry trends and establishing leadership in their chosen areas of specialty. Allow our agents to help you on your journey to homeownership; start the conversation by visiting  

RAVEN HILL DISCOVERY CENTER - Click Here to view Raven Hill's weekly update. Check the website for the latest updates. If you have questions, please feel free to call me at 231.675.6025.

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 - Church of the Nativity Continues On-Line
Considering the rise in the number of Covid cases in the area, we are continuing with only a support crew in the building for our live-stream. We yearn for the day when we can all gather again, and want to keep everyone safe now so that day will come sooner rather than later.
We celebrate Easter for a week of Sundays, counting Sundays of Easter through May 16. Then on May 23, we celebrate the festival of Pentecost.
We invite you to our service 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: Or find us on Facebook, @EpiscopalBoyne.
Prime Rib Special – Friday and Saturday nights! 2 for $30, 2 – 10 oz cuts of Prime Rib, Baked Potato, Vegetable, Salad and Roll. Dine in or Carry Out!
Music on the Patio - Join us from 7-10pm for great music, tasty food and wicked good drinks!  Every Thursday night, all summer long beginning Thursday, May 20th!
Coming Soon!  New Spring and Summer Hours - watch for updates
We’re updating the Spring and Summer Cocktail menu and the big reveal is coming soon! Ryan and Crew have some fan favorites on the menu and added some great new libations to wet your whistle!      
INSPRED LIVING - .Mark your Calendars for the biggest sale in the history of inspired living!
Mega Tent Sale on Friday, May 27th through Sunday, May 30th
inspired living will be having our first inventory reduction sale in over two years. On Thursday, May 27th, we will have our H.I.P. Club sale from noon - 7:00 p.m. If you are a H.I.P. club member, please join us under three large tents, set up in front of the store. (We will have heaters on site if the weather doesn't cooperate. :-) 
This is truly going to be the biggest sale with some of the best products we have ever offered in over 20 years. Sorry no food or drinks this year, but we will have some great music playing and you will be so busy shopping we highly doubt you will even have time to eat or drink anyway.
The sale opens up to the general public on Friday, May 28th, Saturday, May 29th and Sunday May 30th, from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. each day.
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 - The City of Boyne City encourages cycling as an alternative form of transportation in and around our community. Cycling is one of the cornerstones of the outdoor recreation opportunities in Boyne City!
May is National Bike Month, promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.
Click Here for more information on Bike Month.

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY - Household Hazardous Waste is scheduled for Friday, June 18th and Saturday, June 19th. For details and registration CLICK HERE

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.

Meals Update – Meal Calendar HERE.
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 Cinco De Mayo Lunch on 5/5/21 from 11:30am – 12:30p.and a Special Curbside Mother’s Day Lunch on 5/7/21 from 11:30am – 12:30p.
May 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. Click HERE to see the activities. 
Education News
BOYNE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Reminder! You can view next year's district-wide calendar on our website. Click Here
NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE - is offering: "From In-Person to Virtual: How to Engage Your Audience" via Zoom on June 2nd and 9th. Do your presentations suffer from text-heavy slides, too many bullet points, lecture style, disengaged learners and poor feedback? Presenting virtually was thrust upon most of us as the only way to communicate our message at the start of the Pandemic, but now it’s here to stay. Even the best speakers become less effective delivering virtually. Learn the key skills to connect with your audience by creating and presenting captivating, interactive presentations that will keep your audience engaged and result in getting your message across successfully.
Presenter, Sue Barenholtz has been a leader in the learning and development field for more than 30 years, successfully engaging thousands of participants. Register here.
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 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
Custodian Position at St. Augustine Parish 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
Office Manager at Boyne Boat Yard 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:

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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