Boyne Yacht Sales *   231-459-1032  
Antique Flywheelers host Business After Hours on Tuesday
The Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers will host the Boyne Chamber's Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. TUESDAY, September 17th. The Flywheelers show grounds are located at 145 US-131, north of Boyne Falls. Business After Hours is the Chamber's monthly business networking event, held at member businesses. There is no charge for admission or refreshments. 
This Business After Hours will have a fall harvest theme with exhibits and demonstrations such as the sawmill, grist mill, one-room schoolhouse, museum, and wagon rides. They will serve fall foods including cider and donuts. Several prizes will be given away in addition to some club freebies for all attendees.
> Fall/winter schedule of Business After Hours:
  September 17 (Tuesday) - Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers.
  October 17 - Challenge Mountain Resale Store, 1100 Boyne Avenue.
  November 1 - Business & Community Expo at Boyne City High School Gymnasium.
  December 12 - Resort Rentals North
  January 16 - Annual Awards Gala, Boyne Mountain, 5-8 p.m.
Vendor signup deadline is Monday for Sept. 28th Harvest Fest
Harvest Festival
The vendor registration is coming up on Monday, Sept. 16th for the Boyne City's annual Harvest Festival. The festival brings hundreds of people downtown from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28th. Click here for vendor registration form and details
This family fun day will include crafts, a scarecrow contest, food and fall produce in the downtown area. Portions of Water and Lake Streets will be closed to traffic, as the extended Boyne City Farmers Market will be moved downtown from Veterans Park. There will also be children's games and activities including pumpkin painting, face painting and hay rides.
Here is the schedule of six live music performers who will be  featured starting at 11 a.m.:
11 am to 1:30 pm
Dwain Martin & Friends
Holly Keller-Thompson
Northern Nites
1:30 pm to 4 pm
Full Moon Jam
The Sunshine String Band
Wyatt & Shari Knapp
The festival is organized and supported by Boyne City Main Street Local churches and non-profit organizations that would like to participate by organizing children's activities or harvest crafts are encouraged to contact us at 231-582-9009.  Join us as we shop the market and arts and craft vendors and spend time enjoying all that the downtown area has to offer.
SCARECROWS will be displayed around downtown from mid-September until Nov. 4th. Entry form deadline is Sept. 13th and scarecrows must be assembled and displayed by Sept. 27th.  Details and contest entry form .
> FUN RUN WITH YOUR DOG - The Charlevoix Area Humane Society is sponsoring their annual 5k Great Pumpkin Run at 8 a.m. Bring your friendly pets in costume for fun and a great cause.  Details. Entry form.
Pat O_Brien

More pictures and details   *   231-675-6677
Blue Cross Blue Shield named Presenting Sponsor of the Chamber Business & Community Expo on November 1
Blue Cross Blue ShieldThanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield for being the Presenting Sponsor of this  year's Boyne Area Chamber Business & Community Expo. The Expo will be held Friday, November 1st, in partnership with Boyne City High School in the school gymnasium. The Expo will be held from 3-7 p.m. with exhibitor networking from 3-4 p.m. before opening to the public from 4-7 p.m. More details and registration info will be announced soon.
EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION &  SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES   will be available on our website this coming Monday, Sept. 16th. 
  Register now; Scarecrow Contest sign-up deadline is Friday
A past scarecrow at Freshwater Gallery
Here's your chance to help Boyne City, win a prize and get into the spirit of the Harvest Festival season. The Boyne Chamber is inviting you to create and display scarecrows that are funny, scary, cute and most of all, original. This year's Scarecrow Contest theme is "Animals." Pick your favorite or maybe your scariest - just have fun! 
New this year: judging will be done by the public via Facebook during the Sept. 28th Harvest Festival.
Click here for fillable PDF registration form with rules. Prizes will be awarded. Here are some of the rules:
The Scarecrow Contest is open to any business, organization, student/kids, and resident/individual.  Entry forms should be received by Friday, September 13th to determine the location of your scarecrow in downtown Boyne City.  Entrants are responsible for installing their scarecrows beginning the week of Monday, September 16th and must be completed by 9 am Friday, September 27th. Entrants are responsible for removing their scarecrows by Nov. 4th.  Email a photo of your completed scarecrow to the Chamber at . The winner of each category will be determined by the most votes on the Chamber's Facebook page.
> For more information, call the Boyne Area Chamber at 582-6222.
Thank you to our 1st Annual Golf Outing sponsors!
Golf Outing Our 1st Annual Golf Outing is a sell-out and is being held today, Thursday, at the Boyne Mountain's Alpine Course. Check our Facebook page and next week's newsletter for pictures and results.  
We want to thank our many sponsors for supporting this great event: 
Gold Sponsor - Bay Area Management
Gold Sponsor - Boyne Mountain Resort
Lunch Sponsor - 4Front Credit Union
Beverage Cart Sponsor - Bay Area Management
50/50 Sponsor - Edward Jones Boyne City
Hole Sponsors:
  1 Senior Home Care
  American Waste
  Black Diamond Broadcasting
  Boyne City Massage and Bodywork
  Boyne City Motel
  Charlevoix County Republicans
  Charlevoix State Bank
  Classic Instruments
  Courtyard by Marriott Petoskey at Victories Square
  Dodson Group Payment Solutions
  Family Fare
  The Farley Calendar & Promo Products Company  
  Great Lakes Energy
  MacDonald Garber Broadcasting
  Northwest Garage Door
  Northwest Michigan Works
Students can tour manufacturing facilities in October
Area high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity once again to tour some of the region's most unique, innovative and important manufacturing facilities. Manufacturers across the country and across the street use MFG Day as an opportunity to inspire and recruit the next generation of manufacturers.Tours will take place October 8, 9 and 10 during school hours at several locations throughout Charlevoix, Antrim, Cheboygan and Emmet counties. Transportation to and from the manufacturing sites will be coordinated by the individual school districts.  Participating manufacturers from Boyne City include Industrial Magnetics, Lexamar, Precision Edge, and Shaggy's Skis.  Community partners working together to organize Manufacturing Day are the Char-Em Career & Technical Education, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, local school disstricts and local chambers of commerce including the Boyne Area Chamber.  Flyer to print .
College Night 
New Provisions Wine Lounge plans to open this week
Wine Lounge The new Provisions Wine Lounge hopes to open for business following a series of final inspections scheduled for Thursday morning, Sept. 12. They will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12 Noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday.  They will offer 75+ curated wines, classic cocktails made with premium ingredients, craft beer from Michigan and "small plates" offered after 4 p.m. daily. It will be managed by Provisions employee Chloe Chaffee and is located at 123 Water Street, next door with a connecting doorway to the Wine Emporium and Deli and Boyne Country Provisions. Check the Wine Lounge Facebook page for updates. 
Charlevoix County Ignite cancelled, rescheduled for 2020
Charlevoix Ignite
The Charlevoix County Ignite Business Model Competition planning team unanimously decided to reschedule the competition scheduled for October 19th for next year. This decision, though unfortunate, will allow the committee more time to plan, raise funds, and educate the communities on what the event entails. The planning team will reach out to applicants who applied for this year's competition to notify them of the change. Anyone hoping to compete in the Charlevoix County Ignite competition will need to wait and apply next year.
Sponsorship funds collected for the Charlevoix County Ignite competition will be refunded in full. The Grand Event finale competition, Invest Cheboygan County, and Antrim Pitch Night are still on for this year and are still accepting applications until October 13.
> For more information or questions contact the NLEA office at 231-582-6482.
Housing Solutions Forum to discuss land banks Friday
Housing Solutions The next Boyne Housing Solutions Forum on Friday, September 13th will discuss the land bank as a tool to support housing development. The meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of Boyne City Hall. The presenter will be James Tischler, development director of the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority. The morning will be an educational session, discussing:
 - What is a land bank authority?
 - What is a brownfield authority?
 - How do they work together to develop attainable housing?
The afternoon will be a work session to discuss how to implement land bank tools for housing in Charlevoix County.
The goal of the forum is specific action items, tasks and responsibilities. 
Best selling author Evans presents seminar for HR Society
Joshua Evans
Joshua Evans
Best selling author Joshua M. Evans presents a seminar on "Culture of Engagement - Why/How to Build Passionate, Engaged Teams" sponsored by the Northern Michigan Society For Human Resource Management (NMSHRM). The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, September 20th at the North Central Michigan College Library in Petoskey. Each of us began our careers from a passionate place. On our first day of work every one of us was excited, intrigued, and joyful. However, with such demanding roles, it easy for us to lose sight of our initial enthusiasm. In this session learn how to become a positive catalyst, collaborate enthusiastically, and build a peerless culture of authentic engagement that inspires the team you work with. More information and registration.  
Charlevoix Hospital welcomes new obstetrician/gynecologist
Rachel Mason
Dr. Rachel Mason
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital is delighted to welcome its newest medical staff member, Rachel C. Mason, MD, to its Women's Health team. Dr. Mason is a graduate of Xavier College and Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. She completed her OB/GYN residency program at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, where her primary focus was minimally invasive surgery with extensive training in laparoscopic surgery.
A native of Dearborn, Michigan, Dr. Mason vacationed in the Charlevoix area as a child, and fell in love with the area and people. As a medical student, she was excited to learn that she would be doing clinical rotations at Charlevoix Hospital, an experience that ultimately drew her back to the hospital to begin her career in medicine.
"I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Jeakle (the hospital's lead obstetrician/gynecologist and Chief Medical Officer) for two weeks during my third year of medical school. It was my first clinical rotation and I was hooked! I had long thought I would pursue sports medicine as my specialty, but once I worked in obstetrics and gynecology, I knew it was the right place for me."
Dr. Mason is accepting new patients at Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Women's Health, located at 14651 W. Upright Street in Charlevoix. Appointments can be made by calling (231) 547-4477.
Health Dept. offers community immunization clinic in BC
Employees miss work when they're sick. Getting a yearly flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu and its potentially serious complications. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated by the end of October. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is offering a community immunization clinic on Thursday, October 17th at Boyne City Middle School from 4-6 p.m. We also offer worksite clinics for employers who have 25 people or more that want to get their flu shot/other immunizations. We accept most insurances and provide assistance to those who are under or uninsured. To schedule an appointment at a clinic, call 1-800-432-4121. To schedule a worksite clinic, call Yvonne Louiselle at 231-547-7603.
Aging Gracefully event set for Sept. 21 at Performing Arts Center
Independence Village is planning a major Aging Gracefully Symposium including 8 seminar topics and free lunch at the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 21. Check-in starts at 8:30 and the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided by Independence Village's Executive Chef Andy Colvin. RSVPs are requested; call 231-348-8498 by Sept. 16 to reserve your seat.  Presenters and their topics include:
  • Dr. Thomas Ling, MD - Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital - The Healthcare Continuum
  • Amy Wieland, Executive Director, Charlevoix County Commission on Aging -  Services and Benefits of the commission on Aging
  • Joel Schraw, Attorney, Schraw & Associates - Power of Attorney
  • Jennifer McKenzie, Korthase Flinn - Long-term Care Insurance
  • Susan Tabacki, Korthase Flinn - Medicare
  • Sheriff Chuck Vondra, Charlevoix County - Senior Scams  in Charlevoix County
  • Charlevoix County Transit, Hours of service - Prices and how the changes of legislation impact public transportation.  Hours and costs of public transportation
  • Jodi Douglas, MBA Wellness Director at Independence Village - When it's no longer safe for my parent to live alone.
In the News
   High water levels on the Great Lakes to continue into the fall - Story

    Boyne Falls school seeks sinking fund millage for building needs - Story

    BCPS renames transportation center in recognition of Howie family - Story

   Video of the Boyne City Triathlon from Labor Day weekend - Video
   Nelson Olstrom: A world traveled singer-songwriter - Story
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POLICE CHIEF - Boyne City, a progressive, stable full-service Northwestern Michigan waterfront community of 3,735 year-round with large seasonal increases seeks exceptional leader for well run and respected Police Department with quality people, training, facilities and equipment. This is a working Chief position requiring hands-on and supervisory skills. Demonstrated creative problem solving, public relations, communication, organizational and budgeting skills desired. Must be M.C.O.L.E.S certified.  Current Chief retiring after 7+ years. Comprehensive wage (DOQ) and benefit package. Submit resume, letter of interest, salary history and requirements with 3 references to: Michael Cain, City Manager, City of Boyne City, 319 North Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712-1101 by Friday, September 27, 2019. EOE  
BOYNE CITY FARMERS MARKET MANAGER - Year-round, part-time position. Work from home or Main Street office, with management of Wednesday and Saturday Farmers Markets until early afternoon. Duties include: vendor relations, manage food assistance programs, computer, communication and organizational skills. Passion for local food a bonus! Approximately 20 hours/week, not to exceed 1,170 hours per year. Send letter of interest and resume to . Applications reviewed upon receipt. No phone calls please.

Great Lakes Energy - Senior Systems & Network Administrator - Details.
We encourage Chamber members to list their openings on our Jobs Page.
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
RSN schedule
Rambler Sports Network to broadcast Sept. 20th football game
The Rambler Sports Network will begin its fall sports season video broadcasts Friday, Sept. 20, when the Boyne City Rambler football team hosts the Grayling Vikings. The broadcast begins at 6:45 p.m. for the game, which starts at 7 p.m. To watch the broadcast, go to  and click on the graphic. As always, passwords are simply in mm/dd format, so the first game on 9-20 will have a password of 09.20, the October 4th game password will be 10.04, etc.  Here is the schedule:
9.20 vs Grayling Football
10.04 vs TCSF Football * Cancer Awareness night
10.10 vs EJ Volleyball * Volleyball Parents night
10.18 vs Benzie Central Football *Homecoming
10.25 vs Kingsley Football
> SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES - If your business would like to help sponsor these broadcasts, contact faculty advisor Randy Calcaterra at
> PIG ROAST TAILGATE PARTY - Everyone is invited to an Athletic Department Pig Roast Tailgate Fundraiser on Friday, September 20th from 5-6:30 p.m. prior to the Grayling game.
Firefighters host country concert fund-raiser Sunday, Sept. 29
William Michael Morgan
William Michael Morgan
The Boyne City Firefighters Association is proud to present the 37th Annual  Country Music Spectacular featuring Michael William Morgan. This year's show will be held Sunday, September 29, at the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center, with shows at 3 and 6 p.m. 
The Taste of Country website says, "The 25-year-old Morgan is a celebrated country music singer in the style of legends like George Strait, Tracy Lawrence and more. 'I Met a Girl' (written by Sam Hunt) was a Top 5 hit from his Vinyl album. The album produced one more Top 40 single, 'Missing.'"
Each year the country concert proceeds are used for updated advanced safety equipment and training for the Boyne City Fire Department. Past shows have helped replace shocks, front and rear springs, brakes, roll bars, lettering, striping, back end of  fire engine, light bars, a brand new grass fire truck and new additions to the fire house. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for reserved seating.
> TICKETS are available at the Boyne Chamber office, 115 S. Lake St. or by calling 231-225-0275.
Orchestra welcomes composer for luncheon and concert
Violet Concerto Come and meet Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Music Director and violist, Libor Ondras and composer David Lockington and learn more about the world premiere, The Violet Viola Concerto, GLCO commission, inspired by the birth of Lockington's granddaughter, Violet. Join us for lunch on Friday, September 20 at the Petoskey Bay View Country Club. Check-in begins at 12 p.m. with lunch served at 12:30. The entertaining program begins at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include beverage, entree, and dessert. Call 231.487.0010 to reserve your seat.
The Violet Viola Concerto- Saturday September 21 
The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is honored to welcome distinguished composer David Lockington to the podium conducting the world premiere The Violet Viola Concerto at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. This concerto was inspired by the birth of his granddaughter Violet and will feature GLCO Music Director Libor Ondras as viola soloist. This commission was made possible by Dr. Robert and Alice Pattengale. "Overture from Il Signor Bruschino" by Rossini and "Variaciones Concertantes" complete the program.
> There is also a pre-concert talk with Ondras and Lockington at 5:45 p.m. Tickets: $25-50, age 18 under free; special pricing for veterans. Tickets and more information at or 231.487.0010.
Senior Center starts new veterans programs, hearing screenings
The Boyne Area Senior Center will be holding special veteran-oriented presentations during the Veteran Appreciation Socials and Lunches. Ed May will present a slideshow on the Brave Heart Estates on Tuesday, Sept. 24th.
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is excited to collaborate with Great Lakes Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists, which will be offering free audiology services for adults ages 60 and older. This includes hearing screenings, hearing aid cleanings and ear wax checks at the Boyne Area Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, September 23. Appointments are required, so call (231) 582-6682 if interested.
The final Wednesday night dinner of the summer will be Sept. 25th. Wednesday meals will be served at lunch beginning in October. The center features live music on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Commission on Aging will be participating in the upcoming 25th Annual Human Services Information Summit on Friday, September 27, from 8a-12:30pm at Genesis Church in Petoskey. We will have an information booth at the Resource Fair and director Amy Wieland will be available to answer questions that day.
> Print our calendars, like our Facebook Page and check out our Menus/Calendars, Senior Hi-Lites newsletter and more on the Commission on Aging website
Fall and summer produce aplenty at BC Farmers Market 
Spirit of Walloon
Fresh produce from Spirit of Walloon.
September is such a wonderful time at the Boyne City Farmers Market. It's the time of year when summer produce collides with fall produce and it creates the most amazing display. Tomatoes sit happily with apples, cucumbers chill with the watermelons, and zucchini squeeze in next to the pumpkins.The  Farmers Market continues on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
Make sure you stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram to see pictures of fresh new produce every week.  The market is a program of the Boyne City Main Street Program. To sign up for our weekly newsletter, email  For more information, visit .
> WINTER MARKET - It's time to start thinking about winter. Click this link to access our 2019-20 Indoor Market Application. The indoor Winter Market will be held in Boyne City Hall starting October 19th.
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: Sept. 14 - Charlie Reager, Sept. 21 - Lee Anne Whitman, Sept. 28 - Ryan Cassidy when the market moves downtown for the Harvest Festival.
> MARKET MANAGER JOB OPENING - Year-round, part-time position. Work from home or Main Street office, with management of Wednesday and Saturday Farmers Markets until early afternoon. Duties include: vendor relations, manage food assistance programs, computer, communication and organizational skills. Passion for local food a bonus! Approximately 20 hours/week, not to exceed 1,170 hours per year. Send letter of interest and resume to Applications reviewed upon receipt. No phone calls please.
Create accepting applications for Artist in Residency Program
 Create: Community Arts Studio (CCAS) is now accepting applications for its fall Artist in Residency Program. CCAS believes studio space is critical for artists and understands the importance of having dedicated space to work in. The Artist in Residence (AIR) program at Create is an intensive day program offered to emerging high school artists that forms a positive network of artists to expand one's existing practice, work collaboratively, discuss art critically and inspire one another.
Each year, CCAS attracts 10 aspiring artists into the AIR program, offering an unparalleled studio experience. The program is a four-month residency in the fall and spring semesters with five new artists chosen each residency. Students who are enrolled in high school by the fall of 2019 and reside in Charlevoix and Emmet County are eligible to apply. 
Recipients are awarded dedicated studio space, a stipend for art materials and transportation, and the opportunity to exhibit work in Gallery 151. Through a series of group lectures, visiting artists and studio tours, students will gain exposure within their communities and throughout Northern Michigan.
To apply artists must complete an online application and attend Portfolio Review Day. The studio will determine recipients based upon the creativity and integrity of the individual, the ability to collaborate with other artists, and a strong desire to expand one's artistic practice. Applications must be electronically submitted before midnight on September 27th.
The AIR Program is funded in part by generous studio supporters. If you are interested in donating to the AIR program contact Sara Manchester at 231-459-4066. 
Ayurveda "on the lake" workshop planned for Sept. 21
balanced living Join Marlee Osbron for an Ayurveda "on the lake" Workshop on Saturday, September 21st from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine; it is 100% natural and over 5,000 years old. In this workshop we will dip our toes into the history of Ayurveda and how to incorporate it into our lives. Weather permitting, the workshop will take place aboard a TriToon on beautiful Lake Charlevoix. This workshop also includes tri-doshic snacks and recipes, one kitcharit kit. Cost of this workshop is $30 per person or $50 for two people. Register onlineat the studio or our sister store, inspired living. Flyer with details.
BELLY DANCING, SEPT. 28 - Discover the art and fun of belly dancing in this belly dancing workshops with Lola Kennedy from 10:30 a.m. to noon at balanced living. The workshop touches on technique, building from the ground up and by the end of the workshop you will be shimmying across the room. Workshop includes warm-up, basic moves and techniques, plus relaxation. There is no choreography to memorize - you'll be guided to allow the music to mesmerize you while you enjoy this fun and empowering movement. Hip skirts are provided for use during the workshop.  Workshop fee is $20 if preregistered or $25 at the door. Advance registration is suggested as space is limited. No experience is necessary. FUTURE WORKSHOPS will be held at the same time on Saturdays, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9th.
Sound Bath Meditation w/ Jackie Carson - Saturday, October 5th, 3-4 p.m.
Reiki II Certification with Krista Laughlin - October 12th, 1-9 p.m.
Details on these and other classes are in balanced living's most recent newsletter.
Register for any workshop at the studio, at our sister store inspired living or online at For more information contact Leslie at (231) 675-9202 or

Boyne Free Clinic fundraiser set for Sept. 28th at Eagles
Free Clinic The Boyne Area Free Clinic invites local residents to attend a dinner/auction fundraiser and silent auction to benefit the clinic from 4-10 p.m.  Saturday, Sept. 28th at the Eagles Lodge, 106 River St. There will be local music, food and drink, including chicken cooked by the Boyne City Fire Department.   For further information, or to donate items for the silent auction, email or call Linda at 582-4605.
The Free Clinic is located at 624 State Street in Boyne City and is open on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Clinic board member Britta Cornell said, "If you are uninsured or underinsured, meaning you have not met your deductible, then we would love to have you come and see us, so we can help you with medical care and informational care as well. We have X-ray capability, ultrasound, and a dedicated staff headed by Dr. Richard Mansfield. Please come to our fundraiser and support a wonderful cause." The Free Clinic is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. Website.
Communities collaborate for Generations Exhibit at Raven Hill
Local individuals, historical organizations and chambers from Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego counties are sharing the fascinating stories of their towns and villages, both past and present. The Generations Exhibit at Raven Hill Discovery Center is a chance to highlight the importance of Northern Michigan's history through a collection of photos and text from 20 local communities. Exhibit hours are now to Oct 12 on Saturdays, from 12-4pm and Sundays from 2-4 p.m. Generations is also open at other times by appointment. Raven Hill Discovery Center ( is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history and the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both inside and out. Connections emerge through exhibits, facilities and programs that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play. For the last 28 years, Raven Hill Discovery Center's mission has been to provide a place that enhances hands-on and lifelong learning for all ages by connecting science, history and the arts. Call 231.536.3369 or email to set up your special time to visit Generations exhibit or if you wish to demonstrate an old or new career at the Generations Career Festival.
Save the dates for fun at Friske Farm Market starting Sept. 28
Mark your calendar now for Friske Farm Market's three biggest events of the year. They are coming soon:
  Saturday, September 28 - Harvest Festival
  Saturday, October 5 - Fall Festival
  Saturday, October 12 - Apple Fest
You will enjoy food, fun, family and forever memories when you visit us during one of our amazing fall festivals. Each one, though unique in its own way, will have the following events to look forward to:  Ppancake breakfast, special lunch menu featuring our fresh applewood smoked meats including BBQ ribs and pulled pork, apple cider donuts, pumpkin donuts, fresh pressed cider, caramel apples, U-pick apples, live music, tractor-drawn wagon tours of the orchard, face painting, giant apple slingshot, big apple balloon, kiddie corn maze, pumpkins for sale and more.
For more information visit and click on the Events tab.
Friske Farm Market is open Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm and don't forget our cafe is open Monday-Saturday 8am-3pm.
Humane Society hosting raffle for Maui vacation or $10k cash
Humane Society
Charlevoix Area Humane Society is again hosting their Big Ticket Raffle with a Maui Adventure vacation (or $10,000 cash) as the grand prize. The Maui vacation includes round-trip airfare, a seven-night stay in a garden-view or mountain-view one-room suite at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui and daily breakfast for two. Proceeds benefit the mission of the Charlevoix Area Humane Society; call 231-582-6774 to reserve your lucky number. Only 1000 tickets will be sold at $50 each. If fewer than 400 tickets are sold the raffle reverts to a 50/50. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec.13, at the Humane Society (need not be present to win). 
36th Annual CROP Walks to be held September 28
Area residents are gearing up to join in the Charlevoix County CROP Walk, Saturday, September 28th with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the walk beginning at 9. The Boyne Area Walk will be a 5K and will begin and end at the United Methodist Church, 324 S. Park St. in Boyne City. All churches and individuals are welcome to join the walk. Twenty-five percent of all monies raised are returned to local food pantries including Good Neighbors, Seventh Day Adventist, Boyne Area and Boyne Falls. CROP Walks are also being held that day in Charlevoix and East Jordan.
Last year Charlevoix County walkers and volunteers raised $20,237, and each of the four local pantries received about $420. The remaining funds are used nationally and world-wide to provide food, water, blankets, health kits and tents in times of emergency.
> For more information about CROP Walk or if your church or organization would like to participate, contact coordinator Mary Richwine in Boyne City at 231-330-.2103. Donations can be made online at .
College luncheon lectures start Oct. 4
Where are the babies? Deaths outnumber births these days
Eric Guthrie
Eric Guthrie
North Central Michigan College's luncheon lecture series for the fall semester features a wide variety of topics including Michigan population demographics, addiction and tribal justice, the Bath school explosion, Petoskey High School Robotics, urban sustainability in India, fake news and kayaking Lake Superior.  Programs are held on Fridays in the Library Conference Room.  $12 includes lunch.  Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at noon.  Reservations are required. You must call 231-348-6600 or email  to make a reservation for each program in the series. Here are details on the first lecture:
October 4 - Where are the babies?  Twenty years ago, there were two births in our community for every death. Today, deaths outnumber births.  Many other major changes are taking place locally and statewide. If our community's destiny is tied to our demographics, we need to understand these changes and what they will mean for our future and our families. Eric Guthrie, state demographer in Michigan's Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives in the Department of Technology, Management & Budget, comes from Lansing with the numbers to show us how Michigan has changed and where we are likely headed.
Kids are invited to join Charlevoix Stingrays Swim Team
Area youth are invited to join the Stingray Swim Team at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool. The official season runs from Oct. 11th - Feb. 28th and we can work around other sports.
Try Outs / Placements are held October 7th, 8th, and 10th (M, T and Th) from 5-6 pm. Attend one day only, and there is no charge.
Official Kick-off Welcome Party and Parent Meeting is Friday, October 11th. A Pool Party for Stingray Swimmers will be held from 4-6 pm and the paretns meeting is from 5:30 to 6. Admission is $10 drop-in or use your Official Season Pass / Punch Pass.
Visit our website for pricing, schedule, financial scholarship application and forms.
> Contact Head Coach Thea Murray at 231.547.0982 or with questions.
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.
Now 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- $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft
Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM

Celtic Session BOYNE CELTIC SESSIOS (photo at right) will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 15 after taking the summer off. The sessions held twice a month on Sunday afternoons in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. We invite the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music - free admission. 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. 
FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m.:
Sept 13 - Jelly Rolls
Sept 20 - Boyne City Blowout with three bands on one night. Doors open at 7pm, music at 8: Azic, 5 After 5 and Graves Crossing
Sept 27 - Yankee Station
Oct 4 - Sleeping Gypsies
Oct 11 - Jelly Rolls
Oct 18 - Marsupials

BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 12 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Sept. 13 - Holly Keller
Saturday, Sept. 14 - Chris Calleja
Thursday, Sept. 19 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Sept. 20 - The Shifties
Saturday, Sept. 21 - Blake Elliott
Thursday, Sept. 26 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Sept. 27 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, Sept. 28 - Under The Moon


CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:   September 13th - Michelle Chenard, 20th - Sean Bielby, 27th - The Shifties.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m .:   September 14th - Brett Mitchell, 21st - Nelson Olstrom, 28th - Pete Kehoe.
FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588. Fall/winter  concert schedule will be announced soon. "Blue Monday" open mike night from 7-9 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays this fall, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen. Fall gallery hours are 10am-6pm, except Sundays 12-4.
GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets, visit, or call 231.439.2601. 
Some highlights of the schedule include:
Saturday, September 14 - Melissa Manchester

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
> ***All New!*** 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.
  September 25 - Movie Trivia, (Dress as your favorite movie character!)
  October 30 - Halloween Trivia, (Wear your Halloween Costume!)
  November 27- 80's Trivia, (Wear your fun 80's gear, stay for an 80's dance party!)
  December 18- Holiday Trivia, (Ugly Sweater Party!)
 LAVENDER HILL FARM - 7354 Horton Bay Road North, Boyne City,  231-582-3784.   Visit our website for more information. 

The Association ODAWA CASINO  The Association will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, September 20th. Join us to see one of the most successful bands to come out of the 60's. They have 7 Grammy Nominations for some of the most iconic hits of the 1960's, including songs like Cherish, Windy and Never My Love. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets on Sale: Thursday, August 1st, at 8 a.m. Ticket price: $20. Details and tickets.

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.:
Sept. 16 -  Red Mesa 22-year anniversary - Dave Cisco
Sept. 17 - Sean Bielby
Sept. 24 - Blake Elliott

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, Sept. 13 - Jeff Pagel
Saturday, Sept. 14 - Crosscut Kings
Wednesday, Sept. 18 - Open Mic Night, hosted by Nelson Olstrom
Friday, Sept. 20 - Chris Koury
Saturday, Sept. 21 - Holly Keller-Thompson
Friday, Sept. 27 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Sept. 28 - The Real Ingredients
HHW ELECTRONICS AND HAZARDOUS WASTE collection will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Road Commission garage on M-75 South in Boyne City. Acceptable electronics and hazardous waste items include computers, TVs, appliances, tires, fluorescent light bulbs, oil-based paints, chemicals and lawn fertilizers. Call 231-547-7221 from Sept. 5-12 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for reservations and collection location information. To be added to our electronic notification system, email: Most items are free; latex paints are $1 per can. Flyer with details.

Boomer Women Travel 2 SPOTS LEFT FOR ITALY - Boomer Women Travel has two spots open for their trip to the Amalfi Coast October 12-20. Don't miss this girlfriend trip of a lifetime. Click here for details. Call or email Sue Barenholtz with questions - or 602-677-1953.

KINDER CLOSET at Christ Lutheran Church is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Sept. 14th 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.

RENTAL SPACE AVAILABLE - 982 sq. feet at 437 Boyne Avenue, will rent for $14 per square foot,double net lease. Contact Robert Earl, President of Bay Area Management via cell phone at 517 290-2413. 
Lifetree Cafe
THE CAUSE, MEANING, and importance of dreams and nightmares will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, September 15 at 6:30. The program, titled "Dreams and Nightmares: The Science Behind the Stories of Your Mind," features a filmed interview with Dr. William Moorcroft, author of "Understanding Sleep and Dreaming." In the interview, Moorcroft explains that sleep is critical for our brains to function and dreams are a way for the mind to organize and process information. "There are different components in our brain, and when we're awake, they function one way," Moorcroft says. "When we sleep, that functional organization greatly changes. Sleep is not a waste of time; it is a reorganization of the brain." In the episode, Moorcroft also discusses the cause of recurring dreams and nightmares.
> 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
Astronomy Club NORTHERN MICHIGAN ASTRONOMY CLUB will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Wildwood Observatory. The discussion topic will be " Star Charts and Catalogs " - What do all those abbreviations mean, and what is a Flamsteed Designation? 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.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE144 sq. ft. of office space with 242 sq. ft. reception area.  Located in a beautiful downtown building, prime location right on Water Street across from Red Mesa. $ 750/month includes all utilities, internet, snow removal, and cleaning.  Call 231-582-2252.
DOWNTOWN RETAIL SPACE available at 120 Water Street (Karen Walker Studio space). 12'x24'. 288 sq ft. Everything included. $800/ month. Call Liz at 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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