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Awards Gala RSVP deadline is just a week away 
Awards Gala
Only one week remains to reserve your seat for the Boyne Chamber's Annual Awards Gala. The reservation deadline is January 9th for this "can't miss" event on Thursday, January 16th, at Boyne Mountain Resort. You can get your tickets online here
John McLeod
John McLeod
Classic Instruments owner John McLeod will be the keynote speaker for the Awards Gala. 
McLeod has built his automotive business from a one-man operation to a nationally recognized industry leader with 29 employees. He is a former winner of the Sally Roselli Business Leadership Award that will again be presented at this year's Awards Gala. Here is a feature story on McLeod from the 
Presenting sponsor for the gala is  KorthaseFlinn Insurance and Financial Services . The event features the presentation of awards to community leaders and the installation of chamber board members along with a buffet dinner, cash bar, bucket raffles and a live auction. Tickets are $55.
Bucket raffles will be held for great prize packages - 10 tickets available for $25. There will also be a raffle with $10 tickets for a Yeti Cooler full of spirits and goodies sponsored by Boyne City Hardware. The Live Auction is sponsored by Boyne Mountain. We are seeking donation items for raffles and bottles of spirits for the cooler raffle.
> Click here to reserve individual seats, table sponsors and other sponsorships. 
Facebook pictures from last year. 300 people typically attend the gala.

KorthaseFlinn
Thanks to our sponsors!
PRESENTING SPONSOR
GOLD SPONSORS
SILVER SPONSOR

TABLE SPONSORS
4Front Credit Union
Boyne City Hardware
Challenge Mountain
Charlevoix County Community Foundation
Charlevoix State Bank
Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors
Kammerman & Bascom
Kiwanis of Boyne City
North Harbor Christie's International
Pat O'Brien & Associates
Raven Hill Discovery Center
Rader, Matthews, Patoka join Boyne Chamber board
The Boyne Area Chamber is adding three local business leaders to our board of directors for the new year. They will be installed at the Annual Awards Gala on January 16th.
MATT RADER says he "had the great fortune of being born and raised in Boyne City."  Growing up, he fell in love with the multitude of activities and amenities in Northern Michigan. It is because of these opportunities that he and his wife Kelly have chosen to raise their three children in the area. If three kids were not enough, the two also own a restaurant, Bella Vita, a name chosen because it translates to "Beautiful Life."
A passion for skiing and snowboarding led Matt to employment with Boyne Resort as a teen. After a "ski bum" season in Big Sky, then attending Northern Michigan University, he returned to Boyne Mountain and was offered a position with Boyne Realty, where he began his career as a Realtor. Matt recently brought his 14+ years of resort/vacation real estate sales and development expertise to Pat O'Brien & Associates.  

LACEY MATTHEWS  is the Communications and Marketing manager for Great Lakes Energy, the largest electrical cooperative in the state of Michigan, based in Boyne City. Lacey is a native of Antrim County, growing up on a sheep farm on the south end of Torch Lake.  
She directed marketing for an electrical utility in Houston for four years before moving back home in 2017. Lacey is the proud parent of her two kids, Isthmia and August, and proud dog mom to her Great Dane, Beau. She enjoys snowboarding, boating, traveling, horseback riding, reading, and being a hockey mom.  
 
PATRICK PATOKA is the Waterpark & Adventure Center Director at Boyne Mountain Resort. Originally from Wisconsin, Patrick has been a resident of the Boyne area for 12 years. His wife Jessica is the Playcare Children's Center Director, also at Boyne Mountain Resort. Together they have a 3-year-old son, David, and an English bulldog, Bauer. Patrick and his family are outdoor enthusiasts who love camping, kayaking, golfing and skiing. Patrick is also an avid hunter, fisherman and home brewer.

> Photos by Kim Mettler of Michigan Barefoot Memories.
Pat O_Brien  
www.patobrien.com   *   231-582-1700
Chamber updates 2020 Special Events calendar
The Boyne Area Chamber has updated its Special Events calendar for 2020. We compile this information for our website and our Visitors Guide publication. The full calendar is on our website, and here are the highlights through early August:
Jan. 11 - Fat & Flurrious fat tire bike race, Avalanche Preserve
Jan. 16 - Boyne Area Chamber Annual Awards Gala, Boyne Mountain Civic Center, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Chocolate Boyne Feb. 14-15 - Chocolate-Covered Boyne with downtown merchants.
March 13-14 & 20-21 - "Nice Work If You Can Get It," Gershwin comedy produced by Boyne City High School Drama Department, Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.
April 23 - Taste of Boyne at Boyne Mountain
April 23-May 3 - Boyne Area Restaurant Week
May 2 - Buff Up Boyne spring clean-up, Sunset Park
May 2 - Paint The Town Red, Boyne Mountain
May 13 - Leadership Charlevoix County Graduation, Boyne Mountain  
May 14-17 - 60th Annual National Morel Mushroom Festival, Veterans Park.
Mushroom Festival   14 - Mushroom Festival Craft Beer Block Party
  15-16 - Guided and Competitive Hunts
  15 - Mushroom Festival Wine & Dine Gourmet Dinner
  16 - Taste of Morels 
  16 - Run For Their Lives 5k fun run sponsored by Charlevoix Area Humane Society
May 16 - Boyne City Farmers Market moves outdoors for the summer, continues on Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon
May/June - Regional Business After Hours tba
May 23-25 - Rock Out With Your Dock Out Summer Kickoff, Walloon Lake
May 25 - Memorial Day parade and services, Veterans Park
June - The Series at Lavender Hill begins, concerts continue through summer
June 12 - Stroll the Streets begins, Fridays through Sept. 4, 6 to 9 p.m.
June 20 - Michigan Mountain Mayhem Spring Classic cycling event
June - Evenings at the Gazebo concerts, Wednesdays through August, Old City Park, 6:30 p.m.
July 3 - Waterside Arts & Crafts Show and kids bouncers for 4th of July Celebration. 
July 4 - Boyne City 4th of July Celebration (Running races, parade, craft fair, bouncers, music, Duck Race, Raft Race, fireworks), www.boyne4thofjuly.com  
   Horton Bay Parade
   Walloon Lake Fireworks
July 10-11 - Boyne Thunder boating event, www.boynethunder.com   
July 11 - Sweaty Yeti Run, Boswell Stadium, East Jordan, 8 a.m.
July 16 - Farmers Market Food Truck Rally, Veterans Park, 6-9 p.m.
July 23-26 - Antique Flywheelers Show, Walloon Lake
July 25 - Celebrate Walloon and TriWalloon triathlon
Aug. 1 - Classic Instruments Car Show & Open House
Aug. 6-9 - 46th Annual Boyne Falls Polish Festival 
Aug. 6-9 - Boyne City Pirate Festival
Aug. 8-9 - Open Class Car Show & Flea Market, Veterans Park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Which nominees will be honored at Awards Gala?
Twenty people, businesses and organizations have been nominated to be honored at the Chamber's Annual Awards Gala for their leadership or contributions to the community. They were nominated by Chamber members and other readers of the Chamber/Main Street newsletter, who were asked to give their ideas for worthy selections in an online survey. A Chamber committee will make the award selections for the January 16th event. Here are the nominees, and we took many of their pictures with their announcement/invitation and a gift from Alpine Chocolat Haus:
 
Sally Roselli Business Leadership Award nominees: 
Roselli nominees
Mike Castiglione of Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen 
Mark Kowalske of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors 
Glen Catt 
of Catt Development 

Large Business Of The Year nominees:
Ed Grice Ed Grice 
Boyne Mountain
Bud Shear Bud Shear 
Industrial Magnetics
Bill Scott Bill Scott
Great Lakes Energy
Randy Flinn
Randy Flinn
 
KorthaseFlinn
 
Small Business of the Year nominees:
BC Propane Boyne Country Propane 
Provisions Boyne Country Provisions
Hardware Boyne City Hardware 
 
Project Of The Year nominees:
Bulmann
Steve & Becky Bulmann
Bulmann Dock & Lift
Bob Earl Bob Earl
Boyne Ave. Properties
Sheean Michael Sheean
Boyne Valley Trailway
 
Community Impact Award nominees:
Nathan Bates Nathan Bates
Boyne Falls Schools
Lynda Lynda Christensen
Lynda's Real Estate
Kelsie King-Duff Kelsie King-Duff
Boyne Thunder Ctte
John Cool John Cool 
Boyne Valley Lions 
 
Rising Star Award nominees:
Kirt PloeKirt Ploe
Sunnyside
(former Water Street Cafe)
mahaneys Tom & Christi Mahaney
Boyne Valley Vineyards
Ivette
Ivette Lopez
Hoppy Hound Dog Bakery 
& Coffee Shop

The exterior and interior of the future Old Spud Warehouse on South Lake Street.

Old Spud Warehouse opening this spring in former Sportsman
Here is some exciting news from Facebook about a new business coming soon to downtown Boyne City:  "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 the progress on Facebook or on Instagram ."
The former Sportsman property was purchased and remodeled by Catt Development. Catt has also redeveloped the building that houses Lake Street Pub, Lake Charlevoix Coffee and Sports Medicine on Lake Street as well as the One Water Street building that is home to Cafe Sante, Alpine Chocolat Haus, Kidd & Leavy Real Estate and several other businesses on the second floor.
What's the Old Spud Warehouse all about? It is a popular Gaylord store located in an old former farmers co-op building used by local potato growers as a railroad shipping point to get their harvests to market. According to their website , "In this unique setting, 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 7000 square foot shopping area. With new things arriving daily, it is a different store every week."
Torchlight
Happy New Year, Boyne Area!
ABOVE: Boyne Mountain started the new year and new decade with their annual skiers torchlight parade. BELOW: The Sunset Park Log Cabin sign had its own New Year greeting, along with some fresh powder in downtown Boyne City.
Cabin

NEW NAME FOR BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
'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
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 - Water Street Café, 113 Water St.
December 17th - To be announced.
> Thanks to Kecia Freed Design for creating our new Off The Clock logo!
Boyne Mountain on Wednesday night.
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.
Minimum wage increases to $9.65 per hour in the new year
Minimum wageMichigan's minimum hourly wage will increased to $9.65 an hour on January 1st. Annual increases will continue until the minimum wage hits $12.05 per hour in 2030. The law also allows an employer to pay 85 percent of the minimum hourly wage rate to employees aged 16 and 17, which is $8.20 per hour. Tipped employees may be paid $3.67 per hour; the tips received plus the wages paid must equal or exceed the minimum hourly wage of $9.65 and, if not, the employer must pay the shortfall. Details from the State of Michigan website.
SALARIED EMPLOYEES THRESHHOLD also increases to $684/week as of January 1. Details.
Cannabis, census and the blues are luncheon topics in 2020
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. 
February 14 - The Blues. 
February 21 - S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald. 
March 13 - Redistricting the New Way.
March 20 - Talking Trash. 
April 17 - Beethoven and the Ode to Joy. 
> Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 or email luncheonlectures@ncmich.edu to reserve your place for each presentation. Cost is $12. Details on all the lectures.
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   Winter weather roars into area - Story

   Orchestra offers children's series at Boyne & Petoskey libraries - Story
Reach 1,400 readers with your ad message or press release
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WELCOME, NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!                      Member benefits
Chamber member benefits     |     Member application    |   Call 231-582-6222 or  email us
These local businesses and organizations have joined the Boyne Area Chamber in recent weeks. We'd love to have you join them - and us!
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 lisa@boynechamber.com.

Accountant/Bookkeeper at Van Dam Custom Boats - Details
Administrative Assistant at Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors - Details
Retail Associate , part-time, at Long Road Distillers - Details
Clinical Business Manager at The Brook. Details .
Deputy Treasurer  for the City of  Boyne City. Details
Charlevoix County Housing Ready Program Director Details .

Hiring event NORTHERN MICHIGAN ANNUAL HIRING EVENT will return for the third year, scheduled for April 4, 2020 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.
FUN
FUN, FOOD, EVENTS, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
Friends Film Series starts January 10th at Boyne Library
Mary and Max The Friends of the Boyne District Library Film Series resumes on the first and third Fridays of the January, February and March at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. 
> January 10th: Mary & Max, 2009, Drama.
Spanning 20 years and two continents, Mary and Max recounts the pen-pal relationship between two very different people: Mary Dinkle, a chubby, lonely 8-year-old living in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia; and Max Horovitz, a severely obese, 44-year-old Jewish man with Asperger's syndrome living in the chaos of New York City. 
> 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.
Freshwater Gallery announces 4 winter/spring concerts
David Mayfield
David Mayfield Parade performs January 18th.
Freshwater Concert Venue has announced four performers who will be performing in concert in the new year. They include the David Mayfield Parade Americana/bluegrass band on January 18th, followed by Chastity Brown on Feb. 14, Steve Poltz on April 10 and Eliza Gilkyson on May 9.
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. 
This singer-songwriter, band leader, and Grammy nominated producer stepped out of the sideman shadows with his 2011 album, "The David Mayfield Parade." His follow-up, "Good Man Down," was self-released and funded with a surprising successful Kickstarter campaign that more than doubled its initial goal of $18,000. On the heels of that success, Mayfield has partnered with Compass Records, a label that Playboy Magazine calls "Nashville's hippest alternative label." "Strangers," Mayfield's first album with Compass, is a tour de force, stretching from the avant-garde to Mayfield's musical roots, which are buried deep in the bluegrass tradition from a childhood of touring with his family's band.
> Call (231) 582-2588 to reserve concert tickets, $35. 
Fat & Flurrious Bike Race is part of Shorts series on Jan. 11
Fat _ Flurrious
The third annual Fat & Flurrious Bike Race returns for 2020 on Saturday, January 11th with a new partner. This will be the first race in the Short's Brewing Fat Bike Series. Fat & Flurrious is a winter fat bike race that starts in front of Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen in downtown Boyne City and flows around the groomed single-track and hiking trails at Avalanche Mountain. Just like previous years, the course is condition-dependent. Bad snow = shorter course, great snow = longer course. The Open category, which will be two loops around Avalanche, will finish between 1.5-2.5 hours. The Sport Category will only ride one lap and will finish between 50 minutes-1.5 hrs. Only the open category counts towards Shorts' overall points. The event is also a fundraiser for Top Of Michigan Mountain Bike Association to build new mountain bike trails. Register here.
Stiggs hosts the after-race parking lot party, which coincides with their third anniversary. They will have large heated tents full of fun and entertainment by the Lonely Lovers and Lavender Lions. They invite you to make your best chili recipe in their first annual Chili Cook-Off with public voting and tasting beginning at noon. All entry fees will be donated to the Good Neighbors Food Pantry of Boyne City. Limited to 12 entries. More info and registration .
Farmers Market continues on Saturdays in Boyne City Hall
Farmers Market
The Boyne City Farmers Market resumes January 4th in the lobby of City Hall and continues from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday. This year-round Farmers Market is packed full of beautiful produce, greens, homemade goodies and so much more. 
19 FARMERS & VENDORS - The indoor market includes: Bear Creek Organic Farm, 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 our sponsors, Blissfest and Grain Train, who help us provide music each Saturday.
> For more information, visit www.boynecityfarmersmarket.org . To sign up for our weekly newsletter, email farmersmarket@boynecity.com.

Farmers Market Committee seeks applicants
Boyne City Main Street is seeking applicants for the Farmers Market Committee. Two positions are open - one for a patron and one for a vendor. Applications are due January 9th at noon and can be found here
Senior Centers extend lunch hours: Any time from 11:30 to 12:30
Senior Center
We are excited to share new dining hours for Charlevoix County Senior Centers to better accommodate all the busy schedules and to provide a true lunch hour experience. All lunchtime meals will be available from 11:30am until 12:30pm. If you are already coming to the centers for your meals, you can still eat when you want to along with those you normally eat with. The Pledge of Allegiance and grace will still be said at Noon. The extended hours are meant to encourage those not currently coming for lunch due to scheduling conflicts to make it easier to participate. These hours also give our regulars a bit of flexibility and free up some seating.
> Sign up for the AARP Driving Safety Class for Aging Adults, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 8 at the East Jordan Senior Center. This is the rescheduled date that had to be cancelled on November 13. You must sign up at the Senior Center to participate and all are welcome to stay at the East Jordan Senior Center when you break for lunch. In past years, our aging adults were able to save on their Auto Insurance just by completing this class.
> We now have Caregiver Support Groups available at our Charlevoix County Senior Centers. All caregivers are welcome as we know our professional caregivers need support too. This group meets at the Boyne Area Senior Center January 27th and the fourth Monday of every month from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
STAY UP TO DATE on the latest goings on at Senior Center sites by liking our Facebook page and visiting our website Click here for the calendar  of activities, lunch menus and entertainment.
BOYNE AREA SENIOR CENTER is located at 411 E. Division St., Boyne City, 231-582-6682. Site coordinator is Loretta Bayless .
Camp Daggett summer camp registration opens
Camp Daggett Registration is now open for Camp Daggett summer camp. Applications for 2020 summer camp will be mailed out to 2019 summer campers and 2019 wait-listed campers on January 2. Applications will then be delivered to local school offices and Chambers of Commerce in Emmet and Charlevoix counties on January 6 and finally the application will be available on the website for download on January 13. Once the registration form for 2020 is available on the website, to register you must download the form and 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.
Nature backpack Loanable Nature Backpack Program is a fun free resource from Conservation District
A fun free resource for this time of year is the Loanable Nature Pack from the Charlevoix Conservation District. Created with the help of Thrivent Charitable Group and local resident Susan Vrondran, this resource is available to loan from the district's office in Boyne City any time of year.  Get out and explore the many natural areas Charlevoix County has to offer; we have trail maps too. A pair of Tubbs snowshoes and walking sticks (to reduce stress on the knees) can be loaned out together or separately. The backpack has fun survival and exploration items to enhance your outing.  Rent for a day, weekend or week. Contact the Conservation District office at 231-582-6193, M-F 8-4:30, to rent or for more information.
Stiggs Brewery to host Pint and Paint on January 9th
Pint and Paint
Stiggs Brewery's next Pint and Paint party is scheduled for Thursday, January 9th from 6-9 p.m. in the basement of the brewery. Instruction will be the "Art of Mandala Drawing," using simple tools to create beautiful designs and patterns. Lexie Brummeler will walk you through the process of painting a beautiful mandala on a stone and Sue Metzger help you create a wonderful mandala on canvas. You will be able to take home two beautiful pieces of art. All materials will be provided and registration includes a drink of your choice for $25. Profits will go to the Charlevoix Area Humane Society to help fund some much-needed projects, including a small surgical suite to spay and neuter strays and a new HVAC system. Enrollment is limited to 15, so register early by calling Sue at 231-582-7567, email sue@shangrilahouse.com or mail a check to Susan Metzger, 05804 Lake Street, Boyne City MI 49712. Event flier to print.
music
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
 
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.:
  Mondays.: January 6 & 13 - Ben Overbeek
  Tuesdays: Jan. 7 & 14 - Phillip McLellan
  Wednesdays: January 8 & 15 - Pete Kehoe
  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 4th - Yankee Station
January 11th - Northern Nites
January 18th - Tribe Of Chiefs
January 25th - Gibson Seal
 
BOYNE CELTIC SESSION will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, January 5th, 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 - Fried Chicken with Fries 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 - Fall Trivia Series at 
6pm. Prizes each week for top three teams.
FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m. unless noted.
Jan. 10 - Boyne City's Hottest Mid-winter Party featuring The Jelly Rolls
Jan. 31 - Yankee Station

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. 2 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Jan. 3 - Under The Moon
Thursday, Jan. 9 - Zeke Clemons
Friday, Jan. 10 - Sean Bielby
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. 4 - A Brighter Bloom
Saturday, Jan. 11 - The Shifties
Wednesday, Jan. 15 - Holly Keller, 8-11 pm
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.

Vineyard
Boyne Valley Vineyards
  BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS, 5325 US 131 N,  Boyne Falls,  (231) 373-2090.
Saturday, Jan. 4th - Tyler Parkin, 2-5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11th - Sean Bielby, 2-5 p.m.
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.
Tuesday, Dec. 31st, 8-Midnight: New Year's Eve Party featuring The Shifties
> Wednesdays and Thursdays - Winter Biergarten menu of German food and $5 German beers, 11 a.m. to closing.
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.: January  3rd - Blake Elliot,  10th - Nelson Olstrom,  17th - Under the Moon,  24th - Chris Koury,  31st - Brett Mitchell.
> Saturdays, 8-11pm: January 4th - Sean Bielby, 11th - SYDNI, 88th - Holly Keller, 25th - Pete Kehoe.
 
FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588. 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
"Blue Mondays" open mike night from 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 5) on the second and fourth Mondays this winter, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen.

GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets, visit greatlakescfa.org or call 231.439.2601. 
Jake Allen
Jake Allen
Friday, Jan. 3 - An Evening With Jake Allen,  alternative artist and Northern Michigan native, performs songs from his upcoming record along with favorites from his vast discography. Allen took his solo show to the road in 2009 and has been touring ever since. With his unique percussive style, two hands on the neck technique and live looping, Jake Allen has transformed his acoustic guitar into a versatile instrument and has gained international acclaim as an artist with the sound and energy of a full band.
 Allen's powerful vocals, engaging lyrics, and capacity to connect with his audiences have earned the alternative artist recognition as a celebrated international touring sensation. Allen has produced several acclaimed solo records, playing every instrument himself to complement his smooth, soaring voice. As Jake Allen continues to write, produce, and perform, his mission statement remains the same: "I observe, report and affirm my life through the act of making music. In turn, I wish that act will enrich the lives of others and inspire them to be their own definition of great."
> Saturday, Jan. 18 - "Broadway's Next Hit Musical"
 
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. 7 - Marsupials Acoustic
Jan. 14 - Chuck & Jamie ( Charles Witthoeft & Jamie Balousek)
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. 3 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, Jan. 4 - Chris Koury
Thursday, Jan. 9 - Pint & Paint, 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 10 - Something Great
Stiggs anniversary Saturday, Jan. 11 - Third Anniversary Party and Fat & Flurrious Bike Race. Race starts at 10 a.m. in front of Stiggs and flows around the groomed single-track and hiking trails at Avalanche Mountain. Stiggs also hosts the after-race parking lot party, which coincides with their third anniversary. We will have large heated tents full of fun and entertainment by the Lonely Lovers and Lavender Lions. 
Make your best best chili recipe for the first annual Chili Cook-Off with public voting and tasting beginning at noon. All entry fees will be donated to the Good Neighbors Food Pantry of Boyne City.  Limited to 12 entries.  More info and sign up here.
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
NEWS BRIEFS  
Lifetree Cafe
DOWNSIZING FOR HAPPINESS - How to have a happier life by getting rid of stuff will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, Jan. 5, at 6:30. The Lifetree event, titled "Upsizing Life by Downsizing Stuff: Living Large in an 84-sq-ft House," features a filmed interview with Dee Williams, author of the best-selling book The Big Tiny. "I live in a tiny house. It's 84 square feet, which is fewer square feet than a parking spot," says Williams. "Downsizing allowed me to step away from a $250,000 mortgage, high utility bills, and feeling a bit lost in life." Participants will get practical tips for getting rid of stuff and see how one woman downsized to owning less than 300 items to maximize the amount of space in her life.
> 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 Lifetree@fpboyne.org.
Coffee talk COFFEE WITH THE SUPE - Everyone is invited to a Superintendent Coffee Talk with Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Little from 8 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 9th. The Coffee Talks are normally held on the first Friday of every month. The coffee is courtesy of the superintendent, and this Coffee Talk will be held at Boyne City Bakery. Join Pat for casual conversation about the school topic of your choice, stay as long as you like or just stop in for a chat. Locations for this Coffee Talk will rotate around the community.
KINDER CLOSET at Christ Lutheran Church is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on January 11 and the second Saturday of every month. Free baby items are provided, including diapers; wipes; clothes and more, for any Charlevoix County parent with a newborn to 24 month-old-child. Christ Lutheran Church is located at 1250 Boyne Avenue in Boyne City. For more information, call 231-582-9301.
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 www.cattdevelopment.com.
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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