Boyne Boat Yard *   231-582-5239  
Boyne Thunder roars into town this weekend
Boyne Thunder The 16th annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run brings beautiful boats and excitement for all ages to Boyne City and other parts of Northern Michigan Friday and Saturday, July 12th and 13th. The poker run showcases 120 high performance boats from across the country, roaring through the waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on a 130-mile excursion, in search of the best poker hand. 
   The Poker Run, where proceeds benefit Camp Quality, Challenge Mountain and Boyne City Main Street, begins with a series of parade laps starting at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 13th, leaving from the Boyne City Marina. Veterans Park, Peninsula Park and Tannery Beach offer some of the best views for spectators. Boats in the poker run will head off to Elk Rapids, Northport, Harbor Springs, and Bay Harbor, with a lunch stop in downtown Charlevoix, and a final card stop near Horton Bay. The day concludes with a dinner and an auction at Veterans Park where participants "play" their cards to see who has the best hand.
> EASY DOES IT - With near record high water levels in Lake Charlevoix, the parade laps will be run at slower speeds this year. "We want to be good stewards of the environment," event chairman Bob Alger said.
> SPECIAL STROLL THE STREETS - In addition to the Poker Run, the weekend offers other activities in Boyne City, including a Friday night dinner for the boaters in Veterans Park and an expanded Stroll the Streets downtown running an extra half hour from 6 to 9:30 p.m. with music and entertainment and incredible displays of boats and classic cars.  
> SUPPORTING NONPROFITS - Boyne Thunder is brought to you by Boyne City Main Street and supports Camp Quality, Challenge Mountain, and Boyne City Main Street programming.
> DOUBLE PLATINUM SPONSOR - A special thanks to this year's Double Platinum sponsor, Wise Men Distillery .
> WEBSITE - For more information visit
SPECTATOR PAGE features information on viewing locations, the event schedule, frequently asked questions, the route and more.

Boyne Thunder Champagne Cruise benefits Camp Quality 
Boyne Thunder North Harbor Christie's International Real Estate of Boyne City invites you to join them for a beautiful day on Lake Charlevoix for a Champagne Cruise benefiting Camp Quality Michigan. You'll enjoy an up-close view of the spectacular Boyne Thunder boats on Saturday, July 13th, aboard a top-notch vessel enjoying appetizers and beverages from local establishments. Your donation of $150 to Camp Quality can make a difference in the life of a child with cancer by providing the joy of one day at camp. To purchase tickets, contact Jeff Wellman at 231-675-9892 or Deb Jason at 231-881-0018. 100% of the proceeds from this event support Camp Quality Michigan. Flier to print.

Largest Stroll of the summer is this Friday with Boyne Thunder boats, classic cars in the streets
Stroll the Streets
Stroll the Streets features Thunder boats and classic cars.
Thunder boats, classic cars, music and fun will fill the streets of downtown Boyne City for the largest Stroll the Streets of the season from 6 to 9:30 p.m. this Friday. This popular event is organized and sponsored by the  Boyne City Main Street program and is funded by contributions from Boyne City businesses. 
Thanks to event organizer Karen Guzniczak of Country Now & Then and map designer Robin Lee Berry of Freshwater Art Gallery. Visit  for the full summer schedule and updates. 
> Here is the entertainment lineup for this Friday:
  • Coldwell Banker Real Estate - Full Circle
  • Harbor House - Horton Creek
  • Country Now & Then - June Bug Face Painter 
  • Parkside Grill - Library Bookmobile
  • Boyne City Hardware - The Painted Lady Face Art
  • Pat O'Brien Real Estate - Mike Thompson
  • Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen - Crosscut Kings
  • The Lawn at Lynda's - Terry Coveyou
  • Kilwin's - Pete Fetters
  • Old Sportsman - RFD Boys
  • Kidd & Leavy Real Estate - Indigo Moon
  • Freshwater Art Gallery - Jon Archambault Band
  • Lady Barber Shop - Pooch the Magician
  • SOBO Pocket Park on Main Street - Kids activities
Berkshire Hathaway   *   231-216-1000
Gazebo concert features Wyatt & Shari Knapp Wednesday
Shari and Wyatt Knapp
The Evenings at the Gazebo concert series continues at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, with a performance by Wyatt and Shari Knapp in Old City Park.
The  2019 Gazebo concerts are presented by Black Diamond Broadcasting , and the Knapps' concert is sponsored by the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau. 
Known for their sparkling vocals, lush harmonies, and tasteful blend that sets them apart, this personable husband-wife duo has warmed the hearts of audiences throughout Michigan and beyond. While remaining true to their traditional and Americana roots, the Knapps' music reaches into genres as rich and diverse as bluesy folk, "high lonesome" bluegrass, and timeless classics of the 1940's.   
Here is the schedule of future concerts:
July 17 - Wyatt & Shari Knapp, sponsored by Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau
July 24 - Mike Dhaseleer, sponsored by Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau
July 31 - Full Cord, sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates
August 7 - Awesome Distraction
August 14  - Full Circle
> IN CASE OF RAIN, concerts will be held at First Presbyterian Church - Community Room, 401 S. Park St.
> CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT will offer bus service for the Gazebo concerts on Wednesday nights. Schedule rides in advance by calling 231-582-6900. Thanks to the Charlevoix County Council on Agning, seniors ride free; all other rides at normal posted fares.
> You can become a sponsor of one of the remaining concerts for a donation of $500. All sponsors get to introduce the band on behalf of the Chamber and you can also make a brief announcement introducing your organization at the beginning of the show. You can have a booth or tent set-up promoting your business at the concert you sponsor. Your donation will be acknowledged on our fliers, posters, newsletter and website, The Chamber will also provide a banner that will be on the gazebo the night of the concert. Please mail your donation to the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, 28 S. Lake St., Boyne City MI 49712. For information contact Kim Akin at 231-582-6222 or email
Food Truck Rally includes local food, drink and music on July 18
Please join us on Thursday, July 18th from 6- 9pm for Boyne City Main Street's 6th Annual Food Truck Rally. Set in Veterans Park on the shore of Lake Charlevoix, this epicurean extravaganza is a "must attend" outdoor food festival.
Guests will enjoy savory and sweet dishes with a wide variety of menu items available . The event will also feature many of the market's outstanding artisan food producers and beverages served from Michigan breweries and wineries. Admission for those 21 and over is $10 and includes tickets for two drink tastings, and additional tickets are available. Anyone under 21 is admitted free. All proceeds benefit the Boyne City Farmers Market.
This fun event with live music by Tribe of Chiefs attracts a lively crowd of food enthusiasts. It is meant to forge connections between friends and strangers, while sharing food in a communal setting and support the smallest of small business.
Boyne City thrives on promoting "farm to table" local foods and is proud to offer a myriad of great local food opportunities by ways of its Farmers Market, popular local restaurants as well as gourmet and local food stores. Food trucks are a natural extension of our great community.
Our tasty town is known for excellent local foods and cooking. Come join us and experience it yourself!
Patrick McCoy wins Duck Race and a check for $1,000
Duck winner
Duck Race winner Patrick McCoy
It was another excellent duck race at the Boyne City 4th of July celebration. Congratulations to first-place winner Patrick McCoy of Boyne City, who won $1,000. Taking second place and winning $250 was Connor Gabos, and Craig Love picked the third-place duck and took home $100. Winning $50 for fourth through 10th place were Gracie Avila, Ellen Simmons, Bardel Bedford, Cam Starmer, Melissa Greer, Paul Ferris and Pat Nantau.
We sold all 1,200 duck tickets in the chamber-sponsored event. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets and to our amazing volunteers who sold tickets on the 4th of July morning. Also, major thanks to ticket sponsor Marty Moody of Lynda's Real Estate, Family Fare for donating lunch for our volunteers, the Boyne City Fire Department for dumping the ducks in the Boyne River, and the BCHS Robotics Team for serving as our duck rescue team. Mama Duck and her 1,200 babies are now being cleaned, prepped and stored for next year.
Boyne Country Art Studio
We have these two paintings of Young State Park available. "Sunset" is 14 x 18 oil on panel, with a gold frame for $125.00 plus tax. "Land Ahoy" is 24 x 48 x 1.5 oil on gallery wrapped cotton canvas for $247.00 plus tax. Many more oil paintings on display or if you would like your favorite photo turned into an oil painting, contact Dirk Martin by phone or text @231.838.0397. Make an appointment or check our Google listing for gallery hours if you would like to stop by.
City Commission OKs Lofts on Lake Street tax abatement
Lofts on Lake Street
From the Petoskey News-Review: A development that promises to bring 42 new apartments and retail space to downtown Boyne City moved a big step closer to becoming a reality Tuesday when the Boyne City City Commission approved a tax abatement request for the project. At Tuesday's regular semimonthly meeting, the city commission voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement request from Michigan Community Capital, the nonprofit organization that is planning to build a multiuse development, dubbed Lofts on Lake Street, at the corner of Park and North Lake streets. The abatement is being done under Michigan's Public Act 220 of 2005, which allows for a tax abatement incentive to be offered on certain properties that are being redeveloped for approved commercial and/or multifamily residential uses. The proposal calls for the construction of a mixed-use building on three parcels that would include commercial space on the first floor and 42 apartments on the second and third floors. Full story.

In The News...

  $2.6 million Bulmann Dock & Lift expansion progressing - Story

  Walloon developer proposes selling park to township - Story

  The birth and growth of Boyne USA's outdoor sporting empire - Story

  Overall, Michigan is the best state in America - Story
Next Leadership class applications are due by Monday
Leadership If you someone you know is interested in being a participant in Leadership Charlevoix County, now is the time to apply for the Class of 2020. Applications are now available online here, and more information about the program is at Filling out the application could take you between 1-2 hours, however, you can leave and return to it as you are filling it out. The class is limited to 16 participants, so be sure to spend time and answer the questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. The application deadline is Monday, July 15th.
Promote yourself to Harley riders with coupon in welcome bags
Harley riders
This was the scene when the Harley Owners Group visited Boyne City a few years ago.
Boyne City businesses are invited to promote themselves by offering offering a discount or freebie coupon that will be included in welcome bags for 1,000 participants in the Great Lakes HOG Rally (Harley Owners Group). The group will return to Boyne Mountain Resort July 18-20, and coupons/flyers need to be ready by Tuesday, July 16th. Drop off your flyers at Boyne Mountain labeled "Attention Mary Cusack." If you have any questions, contact her at (616) 902-4660 or
During their time here the Harley riders will be visiting local businesses, restaurants, bars/pubs and scenic attractions. Come out to the Food Truck Rally on Thursday July 18th and watch them ride into Boyne City during a police-escorted ride by our very own Harley-riding police chief.
You can vote for "Week at the Lake" finalists starting July 22
Pat O_Brien Finalists have been selected in Pat O'Brien's "A Week at the Lake" Local Hero Awards promotion. This is a new community honor for residents of Charlevoix and Emmet County. The finalists are:
  • Robin & David Bricker of Boyne City
  • Mike Byrd of Charlevoix
  • Kathy Helsley of Boyne City
  • Brian Kozminski of Boyne City
  • Larry Rochon of Petoskey
  • Kristin & Nathan Bates of Boyne City
Voting will begin July 22 at, and the winner will be announced on August 2nd. The winner will be rewarded with a much-deserved "Week at the Lake," featuring a beautiful Lake Charlevoix home with up to 10 friends and family, use of a high-performance Tritoon boat and all the fixings for a final night barbecue jamboree. Details. Video.
Put together a foursome for Chamber Golf Outing on Sept. 12th
Alpine Course
Boyne Mountain's Alpine Course.
The Boyne Area Chamber invites you to their 1st Annual Chamber Golf Outing. Join us at the 
Boyne Mountain Alpine Course  on Thursday, September 12th. We will begin with lunch at noon, a shotgun start at 1 pm, followed by dinner and awards ceremony at 6 pm. The fun includes a 50/50 raffle, goodie bags, door prizes and more. Only 18 teams of four will be available for this Best Ball Scramble event.  Register online . Download registration form. Single registration is $110, and a foursome is $400, including green fees, cart rental, lunch, dinner and prizes. Single and team registrations are welcome. 
Single and team registrations are welcome.
Lunch Sponsor - 4Front Credit Union
Beverage Cart Sponsor - Bay Area Management
50/50 Sponsor - Edward Jones of Boyne City
Hole Sponsors - Great Lakes Energy, Networks Northwest, Michigan Works!, Charlevoix State Bank
Sponsorship opportunities (click here for details):
Title Sponsor $2000 (1 available)
Gold Sponsor $1000 (4 available)
Hole in One Sponsor $1000 (1 available)
Hole Sponsor $150 (15 available)
We are also looking for goodie bag items and raffle prizes.
Rotary plans monthly open meeting Monday at Boyne River Inn
Boyne Rotary The Boyne City Rotary Club will hold an "open meeting" at 6 p.m. Monday evening, July 15th, at the Boyne River Inn. The public is invited to join us 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 Monday morning meeting. The club holds an evening open meeting once a month, on the third Monday. On other Mondays, the club meets at 7 a.m. at the Boyne District Library Community Room.
"Log Cabin Volunteers" are on the job in the busy days ahead
Log cabin
Volunteer Barb Bryant greets a family visiting from Georgia.
The Log Cabin Volunteers project is off to a good start. Volunteers have signed up to cover six two-hour shifts from June 21 through the 4th of July and July 12, the day before Boyne Thunder. 
The Boyne Area Chamber and the City of Boyne City  have launched the Log Cabin Volunteers group to give out information from the Sunset Park cabin this summer. 
So far, 11 local people have volunteered as part of a group that will provide visitor information in the log cabin formerly occupied by the chamber. Our goal is to provide staffing during prime times when visitors are in town - the 4th of July, Boyne Thunder, and Friday night Stroll the Streets.
> VOLUNTEER! If you are interested in volunteering at the log cabin for a couple of hours, you can click here to see what times are available and sign up.
Habitat for Humanity Habitat For Humanity hosts open house at new home on Sunday
Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity will be hosting an Open House for our Boyne City home at 335 Bailey St. from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 14. We will be looking for a Home Ready Program partner to purchase the home. Applications will be available at the Open House as well as at our Habitat Office in Harbor Springs. For questions on our programs or on this particular home, contact Julia at (231) 348-6926 ex. 105. Print a flyer.
Reach 1,200 people with your press release and advertising
The Chamber/Main Street E-News comes to your inbox each Thursday morning. If you submit news for next week, please send it by Tuesday to More than 1,200 people open our newsletter each week, and you can reach them with your news release (no cost for Chamber members) or advertising message and a link for as little as $50. We have ads available July 25th and other dates.
> SPREAD THE NEWS - We'd love to send you and your friends the weekly Boyne Business News. To subscribe, just  email us .
WELCOME, NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!                         Member benefits
Independence Village Independence Village 
Heather Nalbock, Community Specialist
965 Hager Drive
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 348-8498
(231) 348-8299 (fax)
About Us: Independent senior living - a safe community with exceptional food, activities and caring staff. We offer independent living and enhanced living services, our community strives each day to ensure all residents are their happiest and healthiest. Whether it's a group activity catered around a resident's hobby, a new addition to the daily menu or something as simple as a smile and a hug, we're here to provide support when and where needed. Virtual Tour.

Kiersten_s Ride Kiersten's Ride
04316 Cosier Road
East Jordan, MI 49727
(231) 675-5047
About Us: Kiersten's Ride is a 501(c)3 dedicated to bringing help, hope and healing through suicide prevention programs in Northern Lower Michigan. Our annual event is always held the third Saturday in August.
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6260 Fraley Rd.
Boyne Falls, MI 49713
(734) 497-5766
About Us:  Experienced Media Producer with a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry. Skilled in landscape, event, corporate, and travel photography. Experienced in videography and drone media. Proficient in online content creation across multiple platforms. Strong communication professional with a Associate's degree focused in Business from Monroe County Community College.
My work has been featured on Good Morning America, the AP, MLive, FOX News, ABC News, Petoskey News-Review, Gaylord Herald Times, WDIV, UpNorthLive, 9&10 News, MI News 26, NBC 25, and many other outlets.

Chamber member benefits    |    Member application    |   Call 231-582-6222 or  email us
HELP WANTED                        Check the listings on our  Jobs Page
Looking for summer staff? Make a job posting!
Chamber-member businesses looking to hire summer 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

BIKE SHOP SALES AND/OR SERVICE - Full-time or part-time seasonal, flexible schedule, Boyne City.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER - Permanent full- or part-time position with a fast-paced Northern Michigan publishing company. Requires demonstrated knowledge of graphic components in print and digital formats, along with the ability to manage multiple priorities.  Mac environment with Adobe Creative Suite. Email resume, portfolio and letter of introduction to
DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER - Permanent, part-time position with a fast-paced Northern Michigan publishing company to manage company's digital assets on-site, including maintaining company websites, digital publications, email campaigns. Mac environment with Wordpress, HTML5, Adobe Creative Suite.  Email resume and letter of introduction to .

CITY PUBLIC WORKS DEPT. - We've just had another opening for a seasonal staff person in the Public Works Department of the City of Boyne City. Contact director Tim Faas at 231.582.0375 if you are interested. We would like someone on board before the 4th of July. For the most part no weekends and no evenings. Men and women are encouraged to apply. EOE.     

We encourage Chamber members to list their openings on our Jobs Page.
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
Farmers Market
Farmers Market moves to Peninsula Park on Saturday
The Boyne City Farmers Market will move to Peninsula Park on Front Street on Saturday morning, July 13th  because Veterans Park will be full of 4th of Boyne Thunder activities.   
The market is open from 8 a.m. to 12 noon every Wednesday and Saturday.  Here is a video of the new Veterans Park layout from our Facebook page.  The Farmers Market is a program of Boyne City Main Street. For more information, visit the Market Facebook page or email
BRIDGE CARD and Double Up tokens are available at the Market Manager's Booth. Match up to $20 in SNAP for fruits and veggies with Double Up Food Bucks.
MARKET MUSIC is featured on Saturdays, thanks to Grain Train and Blissfest: July 13 - Bill Wilson, July 20 - Annie & Rod Capps, July 27 - Harbor Hoedown.
Voices Without Borders concert and Sister City partner ceremony planned for July 18th at Boyne City Performing Arts Center 
Youth choir
The Yip's Children's Choir from Hong Kong.
Boyne City will host one of the major concerts of the 23rd Children of the World in Harmony youth choir and dance festival. The concert will be held in conjunction with a Sister City partnership ceremony at the High School Performing Arts Center starting at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, July 18. The concert will feature: 
  • Nearly 200 young singers, dancers, directors and accompanists with the Crystal Children's Choir from the San Francisco area.
  • Espuelas de Plata, a Mariachi band from Texas.
  • Gluais, a traditional Irish choir from Trim, Ireland.
  • The Yip's Children's Choir from Hong Kong.
  • The Wattana Girls Chorus from Thailand. 
  • Our own Little Traverse Youth & Treble Choirs and Dancers Without Borders from Northern Michigan.
The concert will begin with the official twinning (Sister City announcement) between Boyne City and the Boyne River Valley Ireland. Last year, VWB's Little Traverse Youth Choir with singers from throughout Northern Michigan traveled to Ireland and Scotland to perform in several venues. While in Ireland's Boyne River Valley, the choir represented Boyne City in a special presentation in which they presented a certificate of greeting and other items from Boyne City to the residents of Ireland's Boyne River Valley.
As a result of that presentation, representatives of the Boyne River Valley of Ireland have traveled to Michigan to meet with officials of Boyne City will formally establish a Sister City (or "twinning" as they call it in Ireland) relationship. This ceremony will begin at 6:45pm at the Performing Arts Center. The Concert will follow at 7:15pm. The concert has been generously supported by the Boyne City Kiwanis Club.

Please help us fill gift bags for visiting children's choirs
Voices Without Borders The Voices Without Borders organization is requesting your help to fill gift bags for our visitors during the Children of the World in Harmony Festival and Boyne City Twinning Ceremony July 15-20. We have 110 children and adults who are coming here from all parts of the world (see story above). The Little Traverse Youth Choirs and Dancers Without Borders serve as hosts for the festival. 
We would appreciate any little freebies, stickers, pamphlets, candies (nothing that can melt, please!) of any amount. We're hoping to present these guests with a taste of what our area offers in hopes that they return for another visit.
Please bring all donations to the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce office, 115 S. Lake Street, by Wednesday, July 10 or contact Patti McCreadie 231-373-2196 or to make arrangements.
Toronto Classic Legends concert coming to Boyne on Aug. 10th
Classic Legends The Boyne Country Community Center is presenting the Toronto Classic Legends concert as its next fund-raiser at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 10th, at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center. This is the fourth visit by this tribute company from Toronto. The Legends concert features seven performances reliving rock and country superstars who have collectively sold over one billion albums. An evening with seven Legends of Rock and Country, performed by Toronto's best Tribute Entertainers. All of them are backed by a four-piece live band. This is truly a Las Vegas Quality show starring Neil Diamond, Shania Twain, Freddie Mercury, Madonna, Blondie, Patsy Cline and Garth Brooks. Everyone over 40 will likely know every song. There is no prerecorded music or singing in this live concert. All ticket holders will also receive a 10% discount on their bill when they show their ticket at seven popular Boyne City restaurants on August 10:  Boyne City Tap Room,  Cafe Sante,  Friggy's SOBO Pub,  Lake Street Pub,  Red Mesa Grill,  Stiggs Brewery and Kitchen, and  Water Street Cafe.
> Reserved seat tickets are available online at or at Boyne City Hardware.
40th Annual Senior Picnic and Health Expo set for Aug. 13
Senior Fair
Charlevoix County Senior Picnic & Health Expo.
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging invites the entire community to the 40th Charlevoix County Senior Picnic & Health Expo being held on August 13th at the Harvest Barn Church in East Jordan. Picnic tickets are currently on sale and you must have a ticket to attend. Tickets are being sold through the Commission on Aging Office, at the Boyne City, Charlevoix and East Jordan Senior Centers. If there are tickets available, they will be sold at the door the day of the picnic. Tickets are the same price as last year at $5 for a Senior (60+), and $8 for others.
This year has a Vegas theme with great games and entertainment planned. Doors open at 9 a.m. so come early and enjoy the musical entertainment of Frank Sinatra by Billy McCallister beginning at 10. We are excited to share that we have over 22 Health Expo vendors with room for 30 and prizes to complement the fun. We are grateful to have the Boyne City Rotary and East Jordan Lions once again cooking their famous grilled chicken to complement our amazing COA cook's creations. The Grand Door Prize is a $250 Visa Gift Card, and your picnic ticket automatically puts you in the running to win.
Rides can be coordinated through Charlevoix County Transit (231-582-6900) and are provided by some of the local nursing home and assisted living facilities.  For more information contact Theresa at the County Commission on Aging, (231) 237-0103.
> Print our calendars, "Like" our Facebook Page, and look all the other goings-on either on the Senior Hi-Lites Newsletter page or the Menus / Calendars and Activities pages of our website.
Fitness and water aerobics classes offered in Boyne City
Sports Medicine Center Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center is offering two fitness classes at their Boyne City facility, 210 S. Lake St. Kristina's Fitness Class is held on Mondays and Wednesdays through September (except Aug. 12th and 14th) from 11:30am to 12:15 pm to build strength and gain flexibility. Steve's Pool Class offers water aerobics on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. For information or registration, call  231-459-4750 or email . Website.
BAC Gallery's featured artist is painter Yvonne Schmidt
Yvonne Schmidt
Yvonne Schmidt is the featured artist for the Boyne Arts Collective. Although Yvonne devoted 15 years to watercolor painting at first, she now also enjoys painting with acrylics and oils. She says: "As long as I have a brush in my hand and a pool of paint to dip into, I'm having fun. My passion for art was born after my retirement and move to Northern Michigan. College drawing classes led to a desire for color, and attending art immersion workshops in Europe and at home still contribute to my journey into the arts." 
> Yvonne's work is on display at the Boyne Arts Collective Gallery, 214 Water St. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am - 6 pm, and Sunday from 12 - 4 pm.
Woofstock returns with pets, food and music on Aug. 2nd
Woofstock The Charlevoix Area Humane Society will host their sixth annual WoofStock music and pet festival from 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 3. This festive fundraiser will be held on  the grounds of the beautiful Mackinaw Trails Winery on Highway 131 just south of Petoskey. We anticipate 2,000 people and hundreds of friendly dogs attending. There will be bands on several stages, and an open mike stage with some of the bands sponsored by the BlissFest Music Organization. Also planned are animal agility demonstrations, pet contests, the Doxie Derby at 3 p.m. and more for a full pet-friendly day.
Food, craft and pet-related vendors will sell and show off their products and services. Mackinaw Trails Winery will have beer and wine available, and a silent auction will help raise funds to support the Humane Society. Check our Facebook page for updates
Apollo 11
Apollo 11 landed on the moon July 24th, 1969
Astronomy Club and orchestra mark the 50th anniversary of moon landing
Northern Michigan Astronomy Club will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, July 11, at the Wildwood Observatory. The discussion topic with be "Remembering the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on its 50th Anniversary." The observatory is located one mile north of Boyne City at 1825 Wildwood Heights Road. Club members will provide a tour of the night sky, weather permitting. All are welcome. Details and directions.
CELESTIAL SUMMER - To coincide with the 50th year anniversary of the first man landing on the moon, the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra has scheduled free two Celestial Summer performances that focus on Space. The program includes pieces that are
inspired by space exploration, as well as by planets in the solar system. Flyer with details. The performances are:
> SUNDAY, JULY 14 - 2 p.m. at Mission Point, One Lakeshore Drive, Mackinac Island. 
> THURSDAY, JULY 18 - 7 p.m. at Raven Hill Discovery Center, 4737 Fuller Road, East Jordan. 
North Central presents star antiques appraiser Dr. Lori
Dr. Lori
Dr. Lori Verderame
North Central Michigan College will present two special summer lectures featuring antiques appraiser Dr. Lori Verderame, "Dr. Lori," on Wednesday, July 17 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the gym in the Student and Community Resource Center. These lectures are part of North Central's new Summer Lecture Series, offering speakers on the third Wednesday of June, July and August. 
Dr. Lori is the star antiques appraiser on the History channel's The Curse of Oak Island and the Discovery channel's Auction Kings. She has appeared on NBC's Today show, Tonight show, as well as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. 
Dr. Lori will be appraising items during her presentation/show at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on July 17. Individuals interested in having an item appraised, please bring that item with you. FREE APPRAISALS ARE LIMITED. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for the morning presentation and 5:30 p.m. for the evening presentation. For more information about Dr. Lori, visit
11th annual Kayak For A Cause on Walloon Lake set for July 20
Camp Daggett announces that the 11th annual Kayak for a Cause on Walloon Lake will be scheduled for Saturday only, July 20. This year a small representative group of adults who enjoy the sport of recreational kayaking will tour the shoreline around Walloon Lake led by Karen Marietti, director of the Camp Daggett Adventure Center (CDAC). The proceeds from this event will support CDAC programming for youth. 
Camp is changing the format this year and it will be a one-day event. Paddlers will be riding on a Camp Daggett pontoon boat for some stretches of the lake and paddling others, particularly in those areas where many of the Walloon Lake residents purchased dock flags. Walloon Lake residents and visitors are invited to join in the paddle if on the lake on July 20.
The Kayak event will begin at 8:45 a.m. at Camp Daggett on Saturday, ending that day at around 8:30 p.m. Tentative schedule.
For more information, contact Karen Marietti at 231-347-9742 ext. 117 or

PirateFest looking for boats and crew for August 9th "invasion"
PirateFest The Boyne City PirateFest is looking for boats and crew to participate in the Invasion Flotilla during Stroll the Streets on Friday, August 9th. The pirates assure locals that this flotilla will "enter the town in peace." Organizers said, "For further details like coordinated landing to unload or to remain docked in town during Stroll the Streets we would like to communicate with you - though most ship mates are simply in search of rum and women." 
If you want to "Get your Pirate on," boaters are asked to contact Elle at 231.459.5699 or , Jenny at 231.676.4004 or .
> Boyne City's second annual PirateFest will be held August 8-12. 
Polish Festival Polish Festival to honor past royalty this year
The Boyne Falls Polish Festival is inviting all past festival royalty to be part of this year's 45th festival. You're invited to ride in the parade and to be recognized in the Polka Tent after the parade at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, August 3rd. If you're one of the many past festival royalty, you are asked to call Sandra Erber at 231-330-0823 or email .
This year's Royalty are:
Little Miss - Alyssa Reynolds
Little Mister - John Matelski
Honored Citizen - Patricia West
Honored Citizen - Dorris Danbert
Grand Marshals - Mike and Marilyn Seelye
This year's festival will be held August 1-4.  
Gardening guru to present day-long seminar a NCM College
Janet Macunovich
Master Gardener Janet Macunovich
Gardeners have a constant thirst for knowledge, and Advanced Master Gardener Janet Macunovich will help feed that desire at a day of study planned this summer at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey.
The Northern Michigan Master Gardeners Association is hosting the dynamic professional gardener at a day-long seminar on Saturday, Aug. 3. Registration is currently under way and gardeners have until July 19 to register ($45 including lunch and snack breaks) for what promises to be a fun-filled day of learning. 
Macunovich is a prolific author of garden books including "Caring for Perennials," "All About Successful Perennial Gardening," "Designing Your Gardens and Landscapes" and "8 Months of Color." Her garden columns appear in Michigan Gardener magazine, and she is the former garden columnist for the Detroit News and Better Homes and Gardens.
> For further information and to register for the Janet Macunovich seminar in Petoskey, contact Linda Caldwell at (231) 330-5780. Checks can be made payable to NMMGA and mailed to Caldwell at 5923 Cincinnati Point Trail, Petoskey, MI 49770. Registration must be received by July 19. Details in full press release.
Library offers a Universe of Stories (and more) all month long 
Library Boyne District Library welcomes July with events and programs for all ages - many with "A Universe of Stories" theme to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing. Most events are free and open to anyone interested in attending. Information for all library events and programs can be found at To RSVP (register) for any events: choose Children, Teen, Adult and then select RSVP for the event from those listed. 
Boyne Thunder programs for kids 10 and under. Friday, July 12th, 10am, Sink or Swim. Saturday, July 13th, 10am, STEAM Floating Challenge. 
Travelogue Haiti: Pearl of the Antilles - Monday, July 15th, 6pm join us as Jesse and Jordan Place talk about their experiences in Haiti and their non-profit Project Piti Pami (3P) and the work they are doing to help improve the lives of Haitian people. 
"A History of the Blues through the Decades" with musician Joey Leone at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25th. Program is free and RSVPs are appreciated.
Summer Reading Program 2019 continues through the month of July. Pick up a Reading Bingo Card and read, read, read your way to great prizes. Other Summer Reading events in June include:
* Every Monday morning at 10:30am, A Universe of Stories Storytime
* Join us on Thursdays for A Universe of Stories STEAM Workshops 1pm for ages 5-10, 2:30pm for ages 10-18. All summer long, come to the library to explore space through fun, hands-on activities. (No program July 4th.)
* July 16th, 10:30am, A Universe of Stories: Starlab Planetarium, experience the night sky and so much more inside a planetarium. RSVP required for this event. Space is limited. Youth ages 10 and under.
* July 17th, 10pm, A Universe of Stories: Evening at the Observatory. Join us with local NASA ambassador Rod Cortright, at his own personal observatory. He will guide us through what to look for in the summer night sky and so much more. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Please RSVP to get the address and more information.
* July 20th, 8am, A Universe of Stories Storytime. Catch us at the Farmers Market for fun space-filled stories, songs, and a craft.
* July 23rd, 10:30am, A Universe of Stories: The Music Lady will take kids on an adventure through interactive stories and songs all about the adventures in space.
* July 31st, 6pm, A Universe of Stories: Family Movie Night, Come watch "Mars Needs Moms" and enjoy fresh popcorn and fun for the whole family.
Attention crafters, scrap-bookers, quilters... on one Saturday every month from 9am-12 noon, BDL has reserved our Community Room as a Craft Open Lab. Bring your materials, spread out and enjoy conversation and complete some of those projects. July 20th is our next Craft Open Lab, RSVP online or call 231-582-7861 for more information. 
Join our lunchtime Brown Bag Book Club. Our next meeting is Tuesday, July 23rd at 12-1pm. Come late, leave early, but plan to spend your lunch-time with us to discuss our book of the month. July's book choice is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owen.
Bike Share program continues at Sunset Park Log Cabin
Bike Share The Boyne Bike Share program launched last year returns this spring and summer. Four bikes are parked on the north side of the Sunset Park Log Cabin at 28 S. Lake Street, and the concept is simple: "Borrow a bike and bring it back for others to enjoy." There is no checkout system, just the honor system, organizers say. They only ask that the bikes be returned each day and not kept overnight.  The bikes were donated by community members and service clubs, and they were refurbished by Mike Cortright of North Country Cycle Sport. Helmets are also available with the bikes.
Partners making this new program possible are: Boyne City Kiwanis, Boyne Valley Lions, Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, Boyne City Main Street, City of Boyne City, and North Country Cycle Sport.
BARREL BACK 04069 N M75,  Walloon Lake , (231) 535-6000
FOOD SPECIALS -Serving breakfast every day from 8 to 11 a.m. 
Monday - All You Can Eat Wings
Wednesday - Half Off One-Topping Pizzas
Thursdays - Burger & A Beer 
Saturdays -  Bottomless Mimosas from 8am-2pm
BC LANES & THE VENUE SPORTS BAR , 1199 S. M-75, Boyne City. (231) 582-6353.
Fridays - All you can eat fish fry, $11.99 4-10PM, served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR- $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft
Monday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM

Play Cornhole in our Parking Lot Friday.
BOYNE CITY TAPROOM/PINE LAKE LODGE, 220 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 459-4487. 
THURSDAYS - Trivia at 7 p.m.
LIVE MUSIC upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge:
Friday, July 12 - Adam Engelman & Chris Calleja, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, July 13 - Sleeping Gypsies, 8-11 p.m.
FRIDAY STROLL THE STREETS - We'll have  our Beer Trailer and Corn Hole game in the Parking Lot tonight.
BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000
Bike Night continues every Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. in the circle drive in front of the Clock Tower Lodge. July 9 - Pistil Whips, July 16 - The Shifties, July 23 - Pistil Whips, July 30 - The Shifties.
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m. in June, 8-11 p.m. in July
Thursday, July 11 - Charlie Reager
Friday, July 12 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, July 13 - Bill Oeming
Thursday, July 18 - Charlie Reager
Friday, July 19 - Pistil Whips
Saturday, July 20 - Adam Hoppe
Thursday, July 25 - Charlie Reager
Friday, July 26 - Chris Calleja
Saturday, July 27 - Michelle Chenard
The Beach House, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, July 12 - Michelle Chenard
Saturday, July 13 - Blake Elliott
Friday, July 19 - Holly Keller
Saturday, July 20 - A Brighter Bloom
Friday, July 26 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, July 27 - Nathan Bates

The Beach House Tiki Hut, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, July 13 - Chris Calleja
Saturday, July 20 - Pistil Whips
Saturday, July 27 - A Brighter Bloom

Snowflake Lounge 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
Fridays & Saturdays - DJ Mike, DJ Bill Oeming or  DJ Bill Da Cat

CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:    July 12th - A Brighter Bloom, 19th - Nelson Olstrom, 26th - Michelle Chenard.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m .:    July 13th - Sean Bielby, 20th - SYDNI, 27th - Holly Keller.
FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588. "Blue Monday" open mike night from 7-9 p.m. every Monday this summer, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. This event has been growing every week and has attracted 30 or more people and nine performers on recent Mondays. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen. Summer gallery hours are 10am-7pm, except Sundays 12-4, and Mondays 10am-9pm.
Glitter Gala GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  Celebrate and support the arts this Saturday at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts' 2019 Gala, Country Gold & Glitter: An Evening with Country Music's Leading Ladies. The evening begins with a star-studded concert with performances by country artists LeAnn Rimes, Tanya Tucker, and Lee Ann Womack, and continues as the Center transforms into a fabulous Afterglow Party featuring a jazzy Blue Lounge for sipping and socializing on the Main Level, and live music, dancing, and an authentic Bourbon Bar on the Rooftop Terrace. Tickets for this memorable evening begin at $1,000 with $875 of that ticket price being considered a tax-deductible donation to support the Center's mission. Available seating is limited, and tickets are selling quickly. For more information about the evening including tickets and sponsorship information, visit, e-mail, or call 231.439.2601.
Some highlights of the summer schedule include:
July 11 - Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, Midsummer Night's Dream
July 28 - Grand Rapids Symphony
August 2 - Mitch Albom and Special Friends
August 24 - The Joffrey Ballet
Aug. 3, Sept. 1 - McKechnie & McArdle Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch

LAKE STREET PUB , 202 S. Lake St., Boyne City,  (231) 497- 6031.
> Pub Time - Monday thru Friday, 4-6pm, enjoy $1 off libations and select appetizers for $5 or less.
> Wing Wednesdays - Every Wednesday, all day, enjoy 6 wings for $8 or 12 wings for $15.
Enjoy from an assortment of sauces including Chef's Choice sauce of the day.
> Poker Karaoke Thursdays - Every Thursday, 8-11pm. Every time you sing, you get a card. The singer with the best poker hand at the end of the night wins a $25 gift certificate provided by the DJ.
Brian Ashley Jones
Brian Ashley Jones
LAVENDER HILL FARM - 7354 Horton Bay Road North, Boyne City,  231-582-3784. 
Seat selection for the summer concert series takes place at the time of purchase, so log in and choose your seats.  Visit our website for more information about The Series, ticketing and the musicians.  Here is the summer lineup:  
July 27: Brian Ashley Jones is a soulful singer, acclaimed guitarist, and versatile touring songwriter whose guitar-driven Bluesy Country tunes have found their way into film, television and radio and have been recorded by other performing artists. Originally from the Greenville/Spartanburg area of South Carolina and a longtime resident of East Nashville, TN, Brian performs internationally at festivals, concert series, clubs, music education programs and music conferences.
August 2 & 3: The Appleseed Collective 
August 24: Jill Jack 
Aug 31 & Sept 1: Sons of the Never Wrong
September 7: Suzie Vinnick
> News-Review story: Friday Family Fun at Lavender Hill
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 7-10 p.m.:
July 16 - Aunt Vicki
July 23 - Project 6
July 24 - National Tequila Day Party with Mark Lavengood
July 30 - The Groove Suns

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 at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Thursday, July 11 - Grayson Barton
Friday, July 12 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, July 13 - Chris Koury
Friday, July 19 - Under The Moon
Saturday, July 20 - Nelson Olstrom
Friday, July 26 - Blair Miller
Saturday, July 27 - Aunt Vicki
SIDEWALK SALES CANCELLEDBoyne City won't be having "organized" Sidewalk Sales this year. But several businesses will be having "end of summer" sales in August. Watch for details in upcoming newsletters.

KINDER CLOSET at Christ Lutheran Church is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on July 13th 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.

BOYNE TRADING CO., 109 E. Water St. - Save 20% on all hats this weekend. Additionally save 20% on all Cotton Trader shirts, new for 2019 at Boyne Trading Co. Sale prices continue through Sunday, July 14.
Lifetree Cafe PRACTICAL TIPS FOR DECLUTTERING your life will be revealed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, July 14 at 6:30. The program, titled "Declutter Your Life: Practical Ways to Find Outer Order and Inner Calm," features a filmed interview with Gretchen Rubin, author of the New York Times #1 best-selling book The Happiness Project. "As I've studied happiness, I've been surprised about how much outer order contributes to inner calm," says Rubin. "Clutter-clearing seems insignificant, but it energizes people. By getting control of their stuff, people feel they have more control of larger things." Participants will get practical steps for decluttering their homes and their schedules and living calmer, happier lives. Video.
> 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 Julie Hasse at 231-582-7983 or
Sweaty Yeti Run THE SWEATY YETI RUN will be held on Saturday, July 13 starting at 8am with a 5K race. The One Mile Fun Run will take place immediately after at 9:30 am. The 5K is $35 and includes a dry fit T-Shirt and a medal for qualifying racers.  The one mile is $15 and includes a cotton T-shirt and a medal for all participants. Details and registration.

DOWNTOWN RETAIL SPACE available August 1st, at 120 Water Street (Karen Walker Studio space). 12'x24'. 288 sq ft. Everything included. $800/ month. Call Liz 231-675-5014.

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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