Pineview Cottage   *   231-412-6069
Have fun or promote your business with amazing auction items and bucket raffle prizes at tonight's Awards Gala 
Auctioneer extraordinaire Scott MacKenzie
The Chamber's Annual Awards Gala is sold out tonight (January 16th), but the 300 people attending will be able to bid on three amazing items from Boyne Mountain Resort, plus two incredible promotional packages in the live auction and 20 more prize packages in the Bucket Raffle. Scott MacKenzie, everyone's favorite auctioneer, will conduct the auction. Here are the details:
> Live Auction Promo Package #1
$1,000 for airtime advertising from 9&10 News
$100 Ad in Boyne Gazette
$500 Radio Advertising from McDonald Garber Broadcasting
$2,200 Full logo development package from Kecia Freed Design
$355 for 100 Personalized Calendars and $100 toward promotional products from Farley Calendar & Promotions 
Awards gala > Live Auction Promo Package # 2
$2500 in Black Diamond Radio advertising
$100 Ad in Boyne Gazette
$870 in Petoskey News Review advertising
$200 towards promotional products from Mitchell Graphics
$355 for 100 Personalized Calendars and $100 toward promotional products from Farley Calendar & Promotions
> Live Auction Boyne Mountain Fun Packages
- One-year membership to The Spa at Boyne Mountain, effective immediately and expires Jan 16, 2021. $1,300 VALUE.
- Gold Boyne Season Ski Pass (adult, teen or junior), allowing unlimited skiing and riding at Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands, valid for the 2020-21 season. Also good for discounts on lodging, waterpark access and retail purchases. $900 VALUE.
- Boyne Mountain Splash Package, including two nights' deluxe hotel accommodations in the Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa, plus two-day waterpark passes to Avalanche Bay for up to four people. Lodging reservations must be made in advance of arrival. Redemption is based upon availability, allows quad occupancy, holiday/blackout periods apply. Expiration date is January 16, 2021. $1,100 VALUE.
Bucket Raffle tickets are $25 for 10 tickets, plus a free ticket to the Keurig coffee maker door prize. Can be purchased at registration and throughout the night. Buy as many as you like. All Bucket Raffle prizes packages are valued at $200+ in value. Great themed packages like Ladies, Men's, Experience, Food & Beverage, Pets, and more. Cash, check and credit/debit accepted.
> Yeti Cooler Raffle sponsored by Boyne City Hardware, $10 each. Total value will be $750+. Filled with liquor, beer, wine, and goodies. Can be purchased at registration and throughout the night. Buy as many as you like.
> Special Awards Gala winners newsletter tomorrow 
We will be sending you a special Friday morning newsletter announcing the award winners from tonight's Boyne Chamber Awards Gala. Here is the list of 20 business and community leaders who have been nominated.
'Off the Clock' schedule announced for the new year
The Boyne Area Chamber has announced the 2020 schedule for "Off The Clock," our new name for Business After Hours. This is the Chamber's monthly business networking event, held at member businesses. The first one of the year, as always, is the Annual Awards Gala at Boyne Mountain Resort on Thursday, January 16th. Except for the Awards Gala and the Regional Business After Hours, there is no charge for admission or refreshments. Chamber members and the general public are welcome to attend. Here is the schedule for 2020:
Off The Clock January 16th - Annual Awards Gala, Boyne Mountain. SOLD OUT. 
February 20th - Boyne Valley Vineyards, 5325 US 131 North, Boyne Falls
March 19th - Lynda's Real Estate, 27 S. Lake St.
April 16th - Catt Development, Edward Jones, and Boyne City Massage & Wellness, One Water Street.
May 21st - Bella Vita, 2911 Boyne City-Charlevoix Road
June 18th - Parkview Dental, 216 N. Lake St.
September 17th - Charlevoix Area Humane Society, 614 Beardsley St., & Stiggs Brewery, 112 S. Park St.
October 15th - Good Neighbors Food Pantry, 624 State St.
November 19th - Sunnyside (former Water Street Café), 113 Water St.
December 17th - To be announced.
> Thanks to Kecia Freed Design for creating our new Off The Clock logo!
Pat O_Brien

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Celebrate all that is chocolate at Chocolate Covered Boyne
Chocolate Boyne There are many reasons to spend the day in Boyne City, but nothing as sweet as chocolate indulgences throughout downtown. Chocolate Covered Boyne is your chance to experience chocolate treats and good deals at participating businesses on February 14 & 15 during regular store hours, in celebration of Valentine's Day. This event is a great way to chase away the winter blues and indulge in delectable creations, all conveniently located in downtown Boyne City.
The event culminates in a CHOCOLATE DESSERT CONTEST from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, at the Boyne City High School Hospitality Program classroom in the downtown Education Center building across the street from the library. Enter through the door on Main Street. This "tasty" competition, hosted by last year's winner, the Hospitality Class, is open to the public. Be a part of the action as our guest judges sample desserts prepared by local restaurants.  Dessert tasting will be free and the Hospitality students will have lunches available for purchase. There will be both a judges award and people's choice award, and the winners take home a trophy and chocolate bragging rights. 
> Restaurants can check out the Dessert Contest details and sign up to participate by filling out this form.
> MERCHANTS & RESTAURANTS - Email your Chocolate-Covered Boyne specials to The earlier you send it, the longer we are able to promote it!
> PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES - This newsletter will provide the list as we get closer to the event.
Volunteer Appreciation

SAVE THE DATE for our Volunteer Jambo from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5th at the Pine Lake Lodge, upstairs from the Boyne City Taproom. The Boyne Area Chamber and Boyne City Main Street are sponsoring this event for those interested in volunteering with our organizations. Meet current volunteers, ask questions, and get involved! Spread the love and bring a friend.
Great Lakes Energy
Great Lakes Energy announces design of headquarters addition
Great Lakes Energy Cooperative (GLE) announced plans and a design concept for an addition to their headquarters building located at 1323 Boyne Avenue in Boyne City. Last spring, GLE purchased adjacent property, formerly a Carter's Food Center, to accommodate the building expansion.
White & Liebler Architects of Petoskey is the lead architectural design firm on the project. Clark Construction Company, headquartered in Lansing, has been secured to provide construction management oversight. Clark Construction will begin seeking bids for work on the new facility in the coming months as plans are finalized.
The plans include the addition of office and operations vehicle storage as well as minor remodeling to the existing headquarters building. The first phase of the building addition will be constructed on the north side of the existing GLE headquarters and will house the utility's operations staff, equipment and vehicles. The second building addition will be constructed to the west, in the former Carter's building footprint, and will house GLE's 24/7 dispatch center as well as accounting and engineering offices. 
Work has already begun on the project with the demolition of the former Carter's Food Center building in late 2019. A groundbreaking for the new building will take place in the coming months and construction will commence soon after.
The new space will provide much-needed infrastructure and space for the growth the electric cooperative has experienced in recent years. Truestream, GLE's new fiber internet and voice network, plays a vital role in the need to expand, creating local employment opportunities and with it a need for more office and warehouse space. 
Library Children's Department wants your input via survey
Boyne Library
Boyne District Library's Children's Department wants your input. Please fill out this survey to help us better serve you. 
Also don't forget:
Monday is Toddler Tales at 9:30 a.m. for ages 0-3 years.
Tuesday is Storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 years and siblings are welcome to both storytimes.
Please visit to see what else is going on at the library.
Sports luncheon

Leusink retires; Andy Kempf named CEO of 4Front Credit Union
Andy Kempf
Andy Kempf
4Front Credit Union's board of directors has named Andy Kempf the Northern Michigan financial solutions provider's new CEO. The announcement follows the planned December 31, 2019 retirement of David Leusink, who led the Northern Michigan-based financial solutions provider since its launch in January 2015. Kempf has served the previous five years as 4Front's president.
Kempf found his way to the credit union industry via traditional banking, beginning his career in commercial lending with a mid-regional bank. He served as CEO of Preferred Credit Union (Grand Rapids) prior to leading the former Traverse City-headquartered Members Credit Union. Members Credit Union welcomed the membership of Charlevoix-based Bay Winds Federal Credit Union following the 2015 merger that produced 4Front.
A longtime industry advocate and thought leader, Leusink dedicated more than 30 years to the credit union industry up to his retirement. As CEO of Charlevoix's Bay Winds Federal Credit Union in 2014, Leusink helped guide one of the largest successful Michigan credit union mergers in recent memory when the membership of the former BWFCU voted overwhelmingly to merge with Traverse City-based Members Credit Union, producing 4Front, now among Michigan's 30 largest credit unions.
McLaren hospital restricts visitors due to increase in flu cases
Influenza season
The Northern Michigan community is experiencing an increase in influenza cases. McLaren Northern Michigan hospital is limiting visitor access to those over 12 years of age and patient's immediate family only. If you or a household member is exhibiting flu-like symptoms, we ask that you do not visit the hospital. Individuals are contagious 24 hours before symptoms appear. 
All visitors are required to use quality hand-hygiene when entering the hospital and masks are available. We are monitoring the influenza cases and are being proactive to keep patients and employees healthy and to contain the spread of influenza. 
> For further information call 800.248.6777 or visit
Pure Michigan billboard features Boyne photo
This Pure Michigan billboard north of Saginaw features fat tire biking in Boyne, with Mike Cortright in the blue jacket. You can see the billboard if you're driving south on Interstate 75. Cortright owns North Country Cycle Sport and is active in promoting and building trails with the Top Of Michigan Mountain Bike Association. He organized the Fat & Flurrious fat tire race that attracted 100 participants to Boyne City and Avalanche Preserve last Saturday. 
Bear River Health hosts Lions legend for addiction discussion
luncheon Luncheon is Friday, Jan. 25 at NC Michigan College
Bear River Health of Walloon Lake is organizing a Sports Impact Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 25, featuring a discussion with Detroit Lions legend Herman Moore on how addiction affects us all. The luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Central Michigan College Student and Community Center, 1525 Howard St., Petoskey. A private VIP Reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Boyne Mountain Resort. The luncheon is described as a "session of food, football, and inspiration, in partnership with the NFL Alumni Detroit Chapter. This interactive panel discussion spotlights Detroit Lions Legend Herman Moore and other former NFL Players as they share their experiences of overcoming obstacles while in the NFL and ordinary everyday life." Proceeds will go to community organizations dedicated to serving those affected by the opioid addiction crisis. Local high schools will be getting about 100 free tickets per school. 
> A number of sponsorship opportunities available. Click here, email, or call 231-535-2822 x 3006 for sponsorship information. Event details and online tickets.
Lynda_s webcam
Webcam view of Sunset Park from Lynda's Real Estate on Wednesday.
Out of town for the winter? Check out our snow on these live webcams
> Lake Charlevoix Live/Sunset Park, Lynda's Real Estate Service - Webcam.
> Downtown Boyne City, Brett Binkley/Pat O'Brien office - Webcam.
> Camp Michigania, Walloon Lake - Webcam.
> Boyne Mountain, Mountain Express ski lift - Webcam. Others at Boyne.  
> Hotel Walloon - Webcam.
Sunnyside restaurant 
remodeling is completed
Sunnyside restaurant, formerly Water Street Cafe, has an all-new remodeled interior, in addition to a new name. Local residents Jim and Kirt Ploe bought the restaurant at 113 Water Street last spring and they've now put their own stamp and finishing touches on it. They've added a bar, new lighting, a large windmill mural and more woodwork all around to give the cafe more of a rural feel. The Sunnyside name hearkens back to a restaurant of that name that existed under several owners in at least two locations on Water Street from the 1940s through the 1970s.  
Camp Daggett begins search for new executive director
Camp Daggett
Camp Daggett is beginning a search for a new executive director. Brent Marlatt, director for 12 years, retired in November, 2019, and John Guirey declined the executive director position, citing family responsibilities. The search, with the job posting going out state-wide as well as through the American Camp Association, will be a very broad search, with the hope of securing a new executive director by spring.
In the interim, Rick Gross, a member of the Camp Daggett board of trustees, will serve as interim director and liaison with the board. Rick Gross is a retired Dow Chemical executive and in recent years served as the past president of both the Walloon Lake Association and the Walloon Lake Trust and Conservancy (now merged organizations). 
"Rick cares deeply about the Walloon Lake watershed and its legacy," states Justin Weisler, chair of the Camp Daggett Board of Directors. "He has been a strong supporter of Camp Daggett with his grandchildren enjoying summer camp experiences. We are fortunate to have Rick in this interim leadership role."
"Camp Daggett is excited about the coming year, especially our 95th anniversary," states Weisler. "We fully expect another successful year of summer camp, events and adventure."
> For more information, contact Rick Gross at 231-347-9742 or
Foundation hosts info meeting for non-profits on Jan. 29th
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation will host an informational meetings for non-profits at Boyne City Hall at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 29th. This session will consist of a brief presentation by C3F staff about the new grant cycles in general, and then will be mostly driven by questions from our non-profit partners. If you are writing a grant for your organization this year or if you have an idea about a grant, even if you've been submitting grants for years with C3F, we encourage you to attend one of these sessions to learn about the changes and get your questions answered. We look forward to working with you and helping to answer your questions about the new grant cycles.
Rotary plans monthly open meeting Monday at Cafe Sante
Rotary The Boyne City Rotary Club will hold an "open meeting" at 6 p.m. Monday, January 20, at Cafe Sante. The public is invited to attend and learn how Rotary contributes to the Boyne community and how our service projects benefit people around the world. This meeting will take the place of the usual weekly meeting held at 7 a.m. on the first, second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Boyne District Library Community Room. The club holds their evening open meeting once a month, on the third Monday, and all future open meetings are slated to be held at Cafe Sante.
Cannabis, census and the blues are college luncheon topics
Luncheon lectures North Central Michigan College's Luncheon Lecture series for the winter semester will begin on Friday, January 17. A variety of topics will be featured, including the chemistry of cannabis, the 2020 census, blues music, the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, redistricting, trash and where it goes, and Beethoven. All programs will be held on Fridays in the College Library Conference Center. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon.
January 17 - The Chemistry of Cannabis. Lake Superior State University's new cannabis chemistry program is the first academic degree program in the nation focusing on the quantitative analysis of cannabis-related compounds, including THC and CBD. Professors Benjamin Southwell and Steven Johnson will explain their program, the career potential for graduates, and the possible positive impact their program could have on the economy of the eastern Upper Peninsula.
January 24 - 2020 Census. The census is the primary source of data on the nation's population and economy. Census data is used to determine our system of political representation, inform business investment and allocate government funds.  David Springsteen, partnership specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, explains the process, the jobs that need to be filled and more.
> Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 or email to reserve your place for each presentation. Cost is $12. Details on all the lectures.
In the News
   Boyne City featured as one of '10 Coolest Small Towns' in Michigan - Story

   City makes zoning changes aimed at easing housing shortage - Story

   City extends deadline for housing project developer - Story

   School bus passer turns himself in after photo is publicized - Story

   Plans take shape for Open Space and Avalanche parks - Story

    County expects to close on Charlevoix school building purchase - Story
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Northwest Garage Door Northwest Garage Door LLC
George Vujnovich
1811 Fall Park Road
Boyne City, MI 49712
(231) 330-5269
Northwest Garage Door installs, repairs and services garage doors in Northern Michigan, completing the work promptly, safely and professionally. Owner George Vujnovich has 10-plus years experience in the field and is very knowledgeable.
Kroondyk Construction
Bob Kroondyk at his latest project, the Veterans Park Pavilion. (Photo courtesy of Michael Cain)
Kroondyk Construction Inc.
Bob Kroondyk
PO Box 427
Boyne City, MI 49712
(231) 675-5018
ABOUT US: Kroondyk Construction Inc. is a locally owned by Bob Kroondyk, who has 42 years of experience in quality home building and remodeling of exterior and interiors. References upon request. Comments from past clients include: ''On time and within budget'' and ''Good, honest and reasonable.'' Licensed and insured.
Matthew Britton
Matthew Britton
Britton Weber Agency
Matthew Britton
2301 Garfield Rd N
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 946-1484
ABOUT US:  In November of 2019 Matthew Britton took ownership of the John Weber Allstate agency, which has been in the family for decades and is now known as the Britton Weber Allstate Agency. Matthew has 12 years in the insurance industry acquiring property, casualty, life and health licensing along with series 6 and 63 security licenses. His designations include Certified Insurance Counselor, Licensed Insurance Counselor, and Certified Insurance Service Representative. Born and raised in the Boyne area, Matthew resides with his wife Betsy and daughters Ophelia (5 years old) and Lucca (2 years old). While the office location and existing staff remain at 2301 Garfield Road North in Traverse City, Matthew will be servicing the entire northern Michigan area, including the community he calls home... Boyne City. Matthew's hobbies include mountain biking, golfing, and camping but most of all he enjoys spending time with Betsy and his girls.
Spuds Spuds 
Adam Graef, owner
116 S. Lake Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
Phone: 989-731-0330 (Gaylord store)
ABOUT US: Home decor, lighting, women's clothing, jewelry, gifts and one-of-a-kind custom- built furniture.
The Old Spud Warehouse is having a baby! We've decided to open a second location in Boyne City in the old Sportsman's Bar. We plan to open in March if all goes well. Follow our progress on  Facebook   or  Instagram . The Old Spud Warehouse offers the out-of-the-ordinary in a wide range of products from the (in our humble opinion) best of furniture, lighting, home decor and personal items along with the always surprising and unusual one-of-a-kind items. Opened in May of 1997, Spuds has become a Northern Michigan destination for those who are weary of seeing the same things wherever they go. We pride ourselves on the fun and unusual in all areas of the shopping area. With new things arriving daily, it is a different store every week. News-Review feature story.
HELP WANTED                        Check the listings on our  Jobs Page
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
Line Cooks at Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen - Details
Etch Operator (training provided) - Precision Edge Surgical Products Co. - Details 
Management Assistant at Northern Michigan Escapes - Details.
Hiring event NORTHERN MICHIGAN ANNUAL HIRING EVENT will return for the third year on Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ellison Place in Gaylord. The goal is to have 70 companies registered and at least 400 job seekers attend. Employers can save time and money by booking now. Early Bird registration is available until January 31 for $325. Regular registration beginning in February will be $375. This is an opportunity to showcase your business as one of the premium companies in lower northern Michigan and the eastern U.P. This event is free to job seekers and a great opportunity to network with employers from multiple industries. Details and registration.
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RSN broadcasts Friday games and "Video Wall" unveiling
The Rambler Sports Network will broadcast the Boyne City High School boys and girls basketball games as they host East Jordan Friday, January 17th. The broadcast begins at 5:15 p.m. with the girls game, followed by the boys game. Click here to watch the broadcast; you will be prompted to enter your email address and a password, which is 01.17, always the date of the game. For the boys, the 5-1 Ramblers take on a very good East Jordan team in a match-up that has major implications in the league standings. Plus, this Friday will be the grand unveil of RSN's RamblerTron in the Wheelhouse. This is a huge LED Video Wall that has been designed specifically to enhance the viewer experience for everyone watching games in the stands. You won't want to miss all the exciting action this Friday. The Boyne City/East Jordan games will be rebroadcast on NewsNet, Channel 13 for Charter/Spectrum Cable users, on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m.
> Here is the Rambler Sports Network winter broadcast schedule:
Jan. 17 - Boys & girls vs. East Jordan
Jan. 24 - Boys & girls vs. Grayling
Jan. 31 - Boys & girls vs. Kalkaska 
Feb. 7 - Boys vs. Traverse City St. Francis
Feb. 11 - Boys basketball vs. Charlevoix
Feb. 25 - Boys and girls vs. Harbor Springs
Vendor applications now available for summer Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Vendor applications for the summer version of the Boyne City Farmers Market are now available here. The summer market is held in Veterans Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May 16 through October 17.
The indoor Winter Market  continues from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday in the lobby of Boyne City Hall. This year-round Farmers Market is packed full of beautiful produce, greens, homemade goodies and much more. 
FARMERS & VENDORS - The indoor market includes: Beehouse Cookies, Big Medicine Coffee, Blackbird Gardens, Bluestem Farm, Charlevoix Lavender, Charlevoix Moon Artisan Wine, Cook Family Farm, Daybreak Dream Farm, Ken's Fresh Fish 'N Tales, Korthase Sugarbush, Mini Farm, Providence Organic Farm, Siegrest Farm & Greenhouse, Spirit of Walloon, The Rustic Baker, Walloon Lake Winery, Winnie's Brand, Ziibimijwang Farm.
MARKET MUSIC, thanks to Grain Train and Blissfest:
January 18 - Dolph Cwik
January 25 - Katherine Ryan
> For more information, visit . To sign up for our weekly newsletter, email
Freshwater Gallery hosts David Mayfield Parade on Saturday
David Mayfield
David Mayfield Parade performs January 18th.
The David Mayfield Parade Americana/bluegrass band will perform this Saturday,  January 18th, at Freshwater Gallery & Concert Venue.
David Mayfield may be one of the most original performers on the Americana scene, known for his bombastic stage presence as much as his virtuosic guitar talent and songwriting prowess. Those who have seen Mayfield perform with The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Jessica Lea Mayfield, or at Bonnaroo, have caught the charisma, the heart, and the comedy, and it's likely you'll come back for more. 
Upcoming concerts at Freshwater include: Chastity Brown on Feb. 14,  Steve Poltz on April 10, and  Eliza Gilkyson on May 9.
> Call (231) 582-2588 to reserve concert tickets for $35. 
Sound Bath Meditation planned for Saturday at balanced living
Sound bath
Sound bath meditation instruments
Balanced living yoga & fusion studio will host a Sound Bath Meditation with Jackie Carson from 2:55 to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 18th. A Sound Bath Meditation is a gentle, yet powerful, experience for the mind, body and soul. While resting comfortably, a short guided meditation will prepare you to receive the healing vibrations of Tibetan and Crystal Singing Bowls, Chakra, Ocean and Native Drums, Gongs and Wind Chimes. Sound vibrations will wash over and through you, leading you to a deep physical and mental relaxation and meditative state. 
You are encouraged to dress comfortably and feel free to bring anything that will add to your comfort during this reclined or seated practice. Bolsters, meditation cushions, and blankets will be available for use at the studio. Contact Jackie at with any questions. Cost of this Meditation is $15 and can be paid with cash or check at the door. Pre-registration is not required. Balanced living is located at 101 River Street.
Falcon Library film series continues on Jan. 24th
The Friends of the Boyne District Library Film Series resumes on the first and third Fridays of January, February and March at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. 
> January 24th: The Peanut Butter Falcon, PG-13, Drama/Comedy.  After running away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler, a man who has Down syndrome befriends an outlaw who becomes his coach and ally.
> February 7th: Juno,  PG-13, 2007,Drama/Romance.  When precocious teen Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) becomes pregnant, she chooses a failed rock star and his wife (Jennifer Garner) to adopt her unborn child. Complications occur when Mark, the prospective father, begins viewing Juno as more than just the mother of his future child, putting both his marr iage and the adoption in jeopardy.
> News-Review story with the full film series schedule.
Stay fit this winter by swimming at the Charlevoix Pool
A great way to stay fit over the winter is to swim at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool. The pool has many open swim times on Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday,  which is when kids and families can play in the pool. Enjoy special open swim rates on Wednesday from 6-8 pm ($1 or $1.50 rate pp). Drop-in pool lap swim or open swim fees range from $5 to $2.50, depending on age and home address. Aqua Fit classes are also available on a drop-in basis. Details at
basketball clinic Youth basketball skills and drills clinic planned in Boyne City
Sign-up is now available for this winter's Boyne City Youth Basketball Skills and Drills Clinic, which runs on Saturdays in the Middle School Gymnasium on the following dates: February 29 and March 7, 14, and 21. This clinic is open to all Boyne City 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students. The clinic will run from 9-10am for 1st/2nd grade and from 10-11:30am for 3rd grade. The cost is $20 and includes a t-shirt for each player. To register for the clinic, visit
Comfort Keepers will deliver fresh meals to your front door
Comfort Keepers Comfort Keepers is now offering fresh meals, delivered to your front door. Meals are prepared using quality ingredients to meet a variety of dietary needs. All meals are chef-prepared on the North Central Michigan College campus. Meals are delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays by caregivers that will also check the refrigerator for expired food and perform visual safety checks. Caregivers also provide assistance with ordering each week.  Call Tonya Fegan at 231-929-9044 to help you choose the meal plan that's best for you.
Camp Daggett offers Father and Son Weekend Feb. 7-9
Camp Dagget
Camp Daggett is accepting registrations for its annual Father and Son Weekend, Friday - Sunday, February 7-9. Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers or big brothers are invited to bring their sons (ages 7-14) for this fun-filled weekend at Camp.
Activities begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and close at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Cost is $200 for father/son, plus $50 for each additional family member. Space is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis. Participants can expect a weekend of fun and adventure as they try their hands at various outdoor activities and enjoy wild game lunches and dinners in front of the lodge fireplace. 
> For additional information, click here or contact Ed Leverenz at Camp Daggett, 231-347-9742 ext 112. To learn more about Camp Daggett, visit .
Camp Daggett summer camp registration opens
Camp Daggett Registration is now open for Camp Daggett summer camp. Applications for 2020 summer camp have been mailed to 2019 summer campers and 2019 wait-listed campers. Applications have also been delivered to local school offices, the Boyne Area Chamber office, and the application is now available on the website for download. To register, you must download the form, print it, complete it and mail it as soon as possible.  All applications must be mailed. Campers will receive confirmation letters approximately 2-4 weeks after we get the application. If a session is full, we will call promptly to discuss another week or wait list. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must include payment.
First Boyne Forward Happy Hour set for Friday, Feb. 7th
Boyne Forward The all-new Boyne Forward Happy Hour launch event will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Stiggs Brewery and Kitchen. This event features business owner speed dating and special guest speaker Pat O'Brien. Watch a short video with Pat and event organizer Jamie Woodall. Check out the Boyne Forward Facebook page. If you're a business owner or represent an area business, we also invite you to come to our biz-coffee times from 8:30-9:30am on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at Lake Charlevoix Coffee Co. January 22nd is the next one. We get 8-12 awesome people attending on average.  Boyne Forward is a member of the Boyne Chamber. "Good Times. Networking. Connection. Innovation & Collaboration. Better Together!"
> What's the Feb. 7th event all about? Check out this not-so-well-rehearsed video featuring Jamie Woodall and Pat O'Brien.
BARREL BACK 04069 N M75,  Walloon Lake , (231) 535-6000. Open daily @ 8:30AM
WINTER SPECIALS and promotions:
  Sunday - Build your own pasta night.
  Monday - Smoke house platter night. Array of our smoked meats.
  Tuesday - Taco Tuesday (Chefs Choice of three weekly)
  Wednesday - Half off one topping pizza night
  Thursday - Fish Fry
Entertainment Monday through Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.:
  Fridays: January 24 & 31 - Pete Kehoe
  Saturdays: January 25 - Holly Keller
  Sunday: January 26 - Sean Bielby
BC LANES & THE VENUE SPORTS BAR , 1199 S. M-75, Boyne City. (231) 582-6353.
Open 7 days a week: Sunday 1-9PM, Mon-Thurs 3-10PM, Fri & Sat 3PM-12AM
FISH FRY - All you can eat fish fry on Fridays, $11.99 4-10PM,  served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR - Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM,  $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft.
LIVE MUSIC, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight on Saturdays:
January 18th - Tribe Of Chiefs
January 25th - Gibson Seal
February 1st - Northern Nites
February 8th - Yankee Station
February 15th - Gibson Seal
February 22nd  - Tribe Of Chiefs
February 29th - Derailed
BOYNE CELTIC SESSION will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, January 19th, in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. We invite the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music - free admission on the first and third Sundays of the month. Anyone wishing to receive a PDF of the book we use to play our music is encouraged to contact Gaeyle at 231-883-7664. 
BOYNE CITY TAPROOM/PINE LAKE LODGE, 220 S. Lake St., Boyne City,  (231) 459-4487. 
* Weekly Lunch Special - $7. Watch Facebook for details.
* Nightly Specials:
  Tuesday - 1 lb. Basket of Ribs with Fries and coleslaw, $10
  Wednesday - Chicken Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes & gravy and coleslaw, $10
  Thursday - Half pound Pot Roast with mashed potatoes & gravy, $10
  Friday - AYCE Fish with Fries and coleslaw, $12.95
  Saturday - Chef's Choice
  Sunday - AYCE Pancakes, $6
* All Day Tappy Hour on Sundays
* Kids eat free on Sunday with adult meal purchase
THURSDAYS - Trivia Series at 
6pm is now held downstairs in the Taproom with a whole new set-up. Prizes each week for top three teams.
* FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m. on the following date:
Jan. 31 - Yankee Station
Feb. 7 - Jelly Rolls
BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000.
Mountain Crawl MOUNTAIN CRAWLEvery Thursday at Boyne Mountain, walk, stumble or crawl to four different bars for the all-new Mountain Crawl. Make stops at four different locations - Everett's, Trophy Room Pub & Pizzeria, Forty Acres Tavern, and Eagle's Nest - and enjoy deliciously discounted beverages and appetizers. Stop at all and receive a Mountain Crawl Hat. Participants must be 21+ to participate. The specials are: $3 domestic drafts, $5 craft beer, $5 select wine, $5 select apps. You can also enjoy live music at Forty Acres Tavern and karaoke in the Snowflake Lounge.
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 8-11 pm unless noted
Thursday, Jan. 16 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Jan. 17 - A Brighter Bloom
Thursday, Jan. 23 - Eric Jaqua
Friday, Jan. 24 - Chris Calleja
Thursday, Jan. 30 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Jan. 31 - Sean Bielby 
Stein Erickson's Family Party
Every Saturday in January - DJ Roger Coates 
Snowflake Lounge, 4-7 p.m. unless noted
Saturday, Jan. 18 - The Real Ingredients  
Sunday, Jan. 19 - A Brighter Bloom
Wednesday, Jan. 22 - The Shifties, 8-11 pm 
Saturday, Jan. 25 - Zeke Clemons 
Wednesday, Jan. 29 - Under The Moon, 8-11 pm
Snowflake Lounge, 8 p.m. -1 a.m.
DJs on Fridays and Saturdays in January.
Mountain Express, 12-4 p.m. - DJs  on Saturdays in January.
Boyne Valley Vineyards
  BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS, 5325 US 131 N,  Boyne Falls,  (231) 373-2090.
Saturday, Jan. 18th - Chris Calleja, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 25th - Tyler Parkin, 2-5 p.m.
Igloos and snowshoes are available.
 CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Americano breakfast special - 2 eggs your way, herbed potatoes, toast and jam, and a beverage for $7. Monday through Friday, 8-11am.
> Mondays, 6-9 p.m.:  $5 pizza special and Nathan Bates performs.
> Wednesdays and Thursdays - Winter Biergarten menu  of German food and $5 German beers, 11 a.m. to closing.
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.: January  17th - Under the Moon,  24th - Chris Koury,  31st - Brett Mitchell.
> Saturdays, 8-11pm: January 18th - Holly Keller, 25th - Pete Kehoe. 
FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588.
Open Tuesdays-Saturdays 11-6pm and by appointment, 231-675-7605.  Closed Sundays and Mondays except Blue Mondays Open Mike Night from 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 5) on the second and fourth Mondays, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen.
Upcoming concerts:
Jan. 18 - David Mayfield Parade - David Mayfield may be one of the most original performers on the Americana scene, known for his bombastic stage presence as much as his virtuosic guitar talent and songwriting prowess.  
Feb. 14 - Chastity Brown
March - to be announced
April 10 - Steve Poltz
May 9 - Eliza Gilkyson
GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets, visit or call 231.439.2601. 
Saturday, Jan. 18 - "Broadway's Next Hit Musical." You've heard of the Tony awards, now get ready for the PHONY awards! Created by a group of New York City based improv veterans, Broadway's Next Hit Musical takes audience suggestions to create an original, full-blown musical theater award show. The audience votes for a favorite song, and the cast turns it into a complete improvised musical - with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore. If you love the Center's musical theater, improv and sketch comedy offerings, Broadway's Next Hit Musical combines it all! 
LAKE STREET PUB , 202 S. Lake St., Boyne City,  (231) 497- 6031.
> Pub Time - Monday thru Friday, 3-6pm. En joy $1 off Cocktails, Craft Beer & Wine.  $2 Draught Domestics,  $12 Bucket of Domestic Bottles - 1/2 dozen on ice,  $1 Each- Ice Cold Peel & Eat Shrimp.
> Masterminds Trivia with Matt Hall every Wednesday, 7-9pm, teams of 1-8 people. Prizes for each week's winners, (sorry, may not to be used on the night won): 1st - $50 Gift Certificate, 2nd - $25 Gift Certificate, 3rd - $15 Gift Certificate
> Trivia Theme Night on the last Wednesday of every month. Every player who dresses with the night's theme receives 10% off their individual bill.
RED MESA GRILL , 117 Water St, Boyne City, (231) 582-0049
"Casa Tuesdays" - $3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 food features and live music 6-9 p.m.:
Jan. 21 - Buddha Sweet
Jan. 28 - Lou Thumser
STIGGS BREWERY & KITCHEN, 112 S. Park St., Boyne City,  (231) 497-6100
> EUCHRE MONDAYS - 6 p.m. Top two weekly winners get prizes, half off Euchre Pilsner from Arbor Brewing Co.
LIVE MUSIC & events at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, Jan. 17 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, Jan. 18 - Jeff Pagel
Friday, Jan. 24 - Eric Jaqua
Saturday, Jan. 25 -  Under The Moon
Friday, Jan. 31 - Nelson Olstrom
WHI-SKI INN , 2670 US 131 South, Boyne Falls, 231-549-3346.
Wine, Wings, and Whiskey all 20% off every Wednesday. 
LIVE MUSIC is 7-10 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, Jan. 17 - The Shifties
Saturday, Jan. 18 - Lou Thumser
Friday, Jan. 24 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Jan. 25 - The Two Beats
Friday, Jan. 31 - The Pistil Whips
Saturday, Feb. 1 -  2-Track Mind
NLEA LUNCHEON - The Annual Luncheon of the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance will be held Friday, April 24 in the Matterhorn Room at Boyne Mountain Resort. More details and the keynote speaker will be announced soon for this event that typically attracts several hundred business and civic leaders. 
The NLEA board will be soon be reviewing their recently completed NLEA Stakeholders Future Services Survey. With a 61% response rate, the board will have plenty of feedback on issues and trends that their stakeholders see on the horizon of the next 5-10 years.
Lifetree Cafe WICCA, PAGANISM AND WITCHCRATFT will be explored at Lifetree Café  on Sunday, Jan.19 at 6:30. The program - titled "The Witch Next Door: What's the Appeal of Wicca and Paganism?" - features filmed interviews with self-identified pagans and a Wiccan who says she began exploring the religion as a teenager and still practices it today. "I think what initially attracted me to Wicca was that it wasn't the traditional patriarchal, standard American religion," the woman says. "It was stepping outside of the box. There weren't rules, and there wasn't a man at the top."  
> Lifetree Café is in the First Presbyterian Church, 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. Use the Pine St. entrance. It is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions may be directed to Elizabeth Broschart at 231-582-7983  or
Sommerset fish fry T.G.I. FISH FRY continues every Friday night at Sommerset Pointe. It's all you can eat and is served with French fries and cole slaw for just $17. 
Also on the menu are appetizers Curried Chicken Noodle Soup and Caesar Salad and these entrees: Grilled Hanger Steak and Peanut-Dusted BBQ Ribs with French fries. Current menu .
Blood drive giving FEB. 5TH BLOOD DRIVE - The Odawa Hotel will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 1444 U.S. 131 South in Petoskey. Help us reach our drive goal of 34 donations and save lives across Michigan. Sign up online or contact Marty Van De Car. Walk ins welcome, appointments preferred. Call 866.642.5663 or visit
Mary_s of Boyne WINTER SALE begins at Mary's of Boyne. 20-50% off selected winter apparel. Coats, sweaters, vests 50% off. Ponchos, scarves, selected tops/jackets, cords at 20%off. Mary's of Boyne,108 S. Lake St Boyne City 231-582-3820. Open seven days a week. We ship. Website.

WALLOON WINTER FEST - Save the date for Walloon Winter Fest, set for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22nd at Barrel Back Restaurant, Tommy's and the Village Green Park. Some of your favorite local wineries and breweries will be in attendance; stay tuned for details. Hotel Walloon is currently offering seasonal rates starting at $100.
BOYNE TRADING CO.,109 E. Water St.  Inventory Reduction Sale  continues this week.  Save 50% off, store-wide. Stock up on your favorite BoyneWear, Vera Bradley and Life is Good products now.
OFFICE SPACES AVAILABLE - 800sf, 1,430sf, 1,440sf, or 3,670sf of office space available. Located in a beautiful building, center of town with lake views and natural light on One Water Street above Cafe Santé. $12/sf/yr includes common area maintenance (excluding utilities, internet, and trash). Call 989-732-9722 or
RETAIL AND/OR OFFICE SPACE available on Lake Street in downtown Boyne City. Approximately 2000 sq.ft. Public parking lot adjacent. Call 517-230-0914.
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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