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Challenge Mountain Resale Store hosts Business After Hours at 5:30 tonight
Challenge Mtn Resale
The Challenge Mountain Resale Store will host the Boyne Chamber's Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, October 17th. The store is located at 1100 Boyne Avenue in Boyne City. Business After Hours is the chamber's monthly business networking event, held at member businesses. There is no charge for admission or refreshments for this business networking event - don't forget to bring your business cards. Join the staff and 40+ volunteers for an evening of fun, friends, shopping and Stiggs beer,  wine from Mackinaw Trails Winery, Friske's fresh donuts, apple cider, chili and more.  The store volunteers would love to ring up your purchase. And before you come, why not load your car with some of that "stuff" hanging around and we will gladly take it off your hands. They will have Stiggs beer, wine from the Mackinaw Trail Winery and food to discover throughout the store as you are shopping. Since opening in its new location in June 2016, the Resale Store has earned a reputation for having "Great People and Great Prices for a Great Cause." Whether you are looking for a treasure or gently used furniture, clothing, household items, sporting goods or toys, the Resale Store is sure to exceed your expectations and bring you back for more. We will take your gently used "stuff" hanging out in your house and we'll pick up larger furniture and appliances. Website info on donating items.  
> Fall/winter schedule of Business After Hours:
October 17 - Challenge Mountain Resale Store, 1100 Boyne Avenue, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
November 1 - Business & Community Expo, Boyne City High School gymnasium, exhibitor networking at 3 p.m., open to the public 4-7 p.m. 
December 12 - Business After Hours at Resort Rentals North.
January 16 - Annual Awards Gala, Boyne Mountain, 5-8 p.m.
Farmers Market moves indoors to City Hall on Saturday
Farmers Market
Boyne City Main Street is proud to offer a year-round Farmers Market, packed full of beautiful produce, greens, homemade goodies and so much more. Mark your calendars for every Saturday, beginning October 19th, from 9 a.m. until noon to join us as we move inside for the comfort and convenience of our small businesses and customers. The Indoor Farmers Market will be located in the main lobby and training room of the City Facilities Building, which is located across the street from the summer market location in Veterans Park.
"We are proud to offer an indoor market for the 10th year. This provides a wonderful opportunity for our community to continue to have fresh produce, locally raised meat and homemade and home-baked items all year. The farmers work hard to extend the produce season for their customers," said Kelsie King-Duff, Executive Director of Boyne City Main Street.
The indoor market will feature 20 vendors, including: Bear Creek Organic Farm, Spirit of Walloon, Beijo de Chocolat, Providence Farm, Blackbird Gardens, Beehouse Cookies, Cook Family Farm, Daybreak Dreamfarm, Winnie's Originals, Korthase Brothers Sugarbush, Charlevoix Lavender, Charlevoix Moon Artisan Wine, Mini Farm, Siegrist Farm & Greenhouse, Walloon Lake Winery, Big Medicine, The Rustic Baker, Ziibimijwang Farm, Ken's Fresh Fish 'N Tales, and Bluestem Farm.
We are also pleased to announce that, thanks to an MEDC grant and the hard work of our community, work has begun to finish the Veterans Park Pavilion, which will one day host our indoor market. 
MARKET MUSIC:  We are happy to be working with the support of Blissfest and Grain Train to continue to provide talented local musicians for your listening pleasure as you shop the market. This Saturday, October 19th, music will be by Charlie Reager and the following week, we welcome Bruce Smith.
BRIDGE CARD and Double Up tokens are available at the Market Manager or Cook Family Farm Booth. Match up to $20 in SNAP for fruits and veggies with Double Up Food Bucks.
> The Boyne City Farmers Market is a program of Boyne City Main Street. For more information, visit www.boynecityfarmersmarket.org. To sign up for our weekly newsletter, email farmersmarket@boynecity.com.
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Free tote bags to first 500 guests at Nov. 1st Expo
Expo
The first 500 guests attending the Chamber's Business & Community Expo on November 1st will receive a complimentary tote bag and an entry in our door prize raffles. The Expo is a partnership with Boyne City High School, held in the school gymnasium with exhibitor networking from 3-4 p.m. before opening to the public from 4-7 p.m. 
If you would like to promote your business or organization to hundreds of people in just a few hours, you still have that opportunity.  Exhibitor registration continues for the Expo, which is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Booth prices are  $200 for a business and $150 for a 501(c)3 nonprofit,  including an 8-ft. table and two chairs. Exhibitors must be Boyne Chamber members. 
Blue Cross Blue Shield The Expo is traditionally our largest networking event of the year, giving exhibitors exposure to hundreds of local residents and business people in attendance. 
> Admission is $5 per person.
Sponsor opportunities - Sponsors can choose prime booth locations. Executive Sponsors' booths will be a "Designated Guest Stop" where guests must visit to get a stamp to enter the raffle. Executive sponsors also receive 15 free passes, their logo on Expo Bags, their own sponsor banner and more.
> Executive Sponsors so far include 
   4Front Credit Union - NEW this week! 
> Associate SponsorsMunson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital 
Patoka, Rader, Matthews, Richman nominated for chamber board
Boyne Chamber The Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has proposed the following slate of candidates for Board of Directors positions to take office in January 2020 with a term ending in 2021:
  • Patrick Patoka, Boyne Mountain 
  • Matthew Rader, Bella Vita Restaurant & Pat O'Brien & Associates
  • Lacey Matthews, Great Lakes Energy
  • James Richman, Edward Jones
If any chamber member in good standing wishes to add his or her name to the list of nominees, they may do so by submitting a petition within 10 days of this notice, signed by at least 10 members supporting that candidacy. If any member or members are nominated by petition, an election will be held via ballots distributed by mail, email, or electronic survey. If no additional nominees are submitted by petition, the Nominating Committee's slate of candidates shall be declared elected.
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If you tag the chamber, we'll promote you on Facebook
Yes, the Boyne Area Chamber will help our members promote their business or organization on social media. All you have to do is tag the chamber when you post pictures, promotions or news on Facebook. To do this, just include @boynechamber as part of your post - usually at the end - and we will be notified. Then it is easy for us to share your message with our 5,744 Facebook followers. Try it, you'll like it!
Chamber, Gazette sponsor city candidates forum Oct. 28th
City candidates The Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce and The Boyne City Gazette are hosting a City Commission Candidates Forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 28 in the Commission Chambers of Boyne City Hall. Three candidates are running for two positions in the November 5th election - incumbents Hugh Conklin and Tom Neidhamer and challenger Barbara Young. All three candidates have confirmed that they will attend the forum. Chamber Executive Director Kim Akin and Gazette Publisher Chris Faulknor will be moderators asking questions of the candidates. The candidates will also make opening and closing statements. Boyne City Hall is located at  319 N. Lake St.
> SUBMIT A QUESTION - If you can't attend our forum and you'd like to submit a question for all of the candidates, email your question to kim@boynechamber.com . All questions will be asked of all candidates.
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Shop in your pajamas Nov. 23rd for Earlier Than the Bird
Earlier Bird
Don't bother getting dressed - just shop in your pajamas!
Kick off the upcoming holiday season with friends and family and shopping specials - all while in the comfort of your pajamas! That's right, it is nearly time for the 12th annual Boyne City "Earlier Than The Bird" holiday shopping event on Saturday, Nov. 23rd, from 7 to 11 a.m. Your Boyne City merchants are inviting our eager holiday shoppers to get an "early bird" preview of the gifts and choices available - the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Most merchants will be offering amazing deals, many with refreshments.
Shoppers wearing their pajamas will receive a special gift of the Earlier Than The Bird coffee mug, while supplies last. (Sorry, sweats and workout clothes are not eligible as pajamas). This event is sponsored by Boyne City Main Street and the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact the chamber at 231-582-6222.
> WHAT IS YOUR SPECIAL OFFER? Merchants are asked to email lisa@boynechamber.com by Nov. 8th with your special offers for Earlier Than the Bird. These will be included on the Chamber website, in the weekly newsletters and fliers available at the event and participating stores. Last year, more than 25 stores and restaurants participated.
Boyne Heritage Center would like to add 3 board members
As a new nonprofit organization, the Boyne Heritage Center has set our goal to become a world-class historical interpretive center in the Boyne City Hall, preserving and sharing the stories of Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Walloon Lake, Advance, Ironton, Horton Bay and neighboring areas.
With three board positions open, we're seeking enthusiastic individuals experienced with nonprofit organizational development, business planning, capital building and fundraising, finance and accounting. 
To apply or learn more, contact Kecia Freed at 231-622-2492 or info@boyneheritage.org.
Bob Huff celebration of life set for Saturday at Eagles Hall
Bob Huff
Bob Huff bought the pharmacy in Boyne City in 1982.
A celebration of life for long-time local pharmacist Bob Huff will be held from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, October 19th at the Boyne City Eagles Hall, 106 River Street. Here is the full obituary f
rom the Petoskey News-Review: 
It is with deep sadness that we morn the passing of a great man. On Sunday, September 29th, 2019, Robert (Bob) Lee Huff, 72, of Boyne City passed away at his home with his family by his side.  What an adventurous and colorful life Bob had. It began on the 15th of December 1946, when he was born to his proud parents Robert and Gertrude (Houghtaling) Huff. Bob grew up and graduated from Durand High School. After graduating, he enlisted and fought in the Vietnam War. He returned with a strong desire to help others and make a difference, so he put himself through school to be a pharmacist. He attended Ferris State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State, where he graduated with a masters.  On September 5th, 1970, Bob married Nancy Ruelle in Durand, Michigan. He got a job at the first Perry Drugstore in Oxford. It wasn't long before Bob decided he wanted his own pharmacy. In 1982, Bob bought his own pharmacy in the heart of Boyne City and relocated his family. He immersed himself into Boyne City and over the years joined the art council, was active on parks and recreation committees and the Rotary Club, and even became the president of the Chamber of Commerce.   Full obituary .
Fall colors
F all colors are peaking
For our out of town readers... this map shows that fall colors are nearing their peak in Charlevoix County. The colors are really popping out there right now. This map is courtesy of 9 and 10 News; click here for updates.
Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival photo album
The recent Boyne City Harvest Festival provided pumpkin painting, music, hayrides, arts and crafts and lots of local farm produce. Here is a Facebook album of more than 50 pictures from Kim Mettler of Michigan Barefoot Memories Photography. The Festival is organized by Boyne City Main Street.

Boyne Thunder
Boyne Thunder video debuts
The official 2019 Boyne Thunder video is here - take a look! The event brings big boats and big crowds to Boyne City, Charlevoix and other communities every July. Mark your calendar for the 18th annual event on July 10 and 11, 2020.
Create your company's 2020 professional development plan
Professional Development As 2020 approaches, now is the time to develop training plans for next year and beyond. What do you want your company to accomplish? And how do you plan to get there? Join North Central Michigan College's Career and Community Education and Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center to learn how you can develop a robust training plan. Planning templates will be provided. This free program takes place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 22nd at NCMC Petoskey Campus at 1515 Howard St, Room 536 SCRC. You can register here.
Farley can provide promotional products for your Expo booth
Farley Calendar
Some of the available promotional products . 
To fellow Boyne Chamber members:
The upcoming Boyne Business Expo on November 1st, open house celebrations and local events increase your business exposure and branded promotional products KEEP your business in front of your audience. Functional items ranging from pens, bags, mugs, flashlights and lip balm applicators to technical products such as portable charging devices (phones and iPads), and USB/flash drives are just a few ways of promoting your brand, thanking customers, employees and vendors as well as helping to increase revenue.
The Farley Calendar & Promo Products Company of Boyne City is not only your preferred choice for high quality calendars to promote your business, we are also your local source for branded promotional products!
Need help with a special promotion, increasing your website or foot traffic, promoting employee wellness or maybe a nice gift for vendors or customers? We have direct lines with many manufacturers, offering a vast selection of competitively priced promotional products. With over 40 years of experience in Northern Michigan marketing and advertising, we welcome the opportunity to share our knowledge and "out of the box" ideas with you.
Give us a call at 231-459-4500 or email thefarleycalendarcompany@gmail.com for a personal consultation or to answer any questions. If you prefer to browse on your own, visit our website at www.farleypromoproducts.com or www.farleycalendars.com today to peruse the 1000's of items available. Be sure to view the locally produced video on our websites that boosts our beautiful area and gives you an overview of our company.
As our local business colleague, our gift to you - 20% off your first promotional product order placed in 2019!* 
  Jeff Streelman, President
  Tom Dawson, General Manager
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Mitchell Graphics offers 20% off all your Expo print materials
Mitchell Graphics Are you exhibiting at the Boyne Chamber Business Expo on Friday Nov. 1st? Mitchell Graphics is offering 20% off on ALL your print marketing materials. Order business cards, brochures, sell sheets, catalogs, rack cards, banners, merchandise and more with this special. We can also mail pre- and post-show postcards to your current and potential customers.  Let Mitchell Graphics help you get the most out of your Expo experience! Call (231) 347-5650 to get started. 
*Offer expires Nov. 1, 2019.
Boyne Rotary donates $500 to Eta Nu's Dress for Chill program
Rotary donation
Kathy Anderson, at right, of the Boyne City Rotary Club presented a donation of $500 for the Dressed For Chill project to Susan Coyle of Eta Nu Charities at Rotary's October 15th meeting.
Winter and cold weather are just around the corner and the Boyne City Eta Nu Charities Organization will be ready when it gets here. 
The Dress For Chill program has begun. Working with the Early Learning Program and Head Start Program for Preschoolers and Boyne City Elementary School, a group of 20 committee members will work to distribute new winter outerwear for students in need. This is the 12th year Eta Nu women have worked on this community project, fitting well over 100 students each year. 
The Dress For Chill committee members work together in the month of October to raise money in the community. They shop, organize, distribute and fit the students in NEW outfits in coordination with the schools. Last year the "Chill" committee outfitted 140 preschool and elementary students with new jackets, snow pants, boots, hats and mittens.  Funds are raised through donations from community organizations, businesses and individuals. Fund donation canisters are also distributed to several area businesses. 
> Fund donations are tax deductible. Checks may be made out to Eta Nu Charities and sent to P.O.Box 133, Boyne City, MI 4971.2
BC Hardware plans Veterans Night Out on November 8th
Veterans Night
Join Boyne City Hardware for their first-ever Veterans Night Out, honoring our nation's active, former and retired Military heroes from 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 8. All veterans are invited, along with one guest, to enjoy 20% off store-wide, plus a fun evening celebrating community, camaraderie and country. The first 24 veterans through the door at 6 p.m. get a free gift bag valued well over $50. Enjoy refreshments, complimentary cocktails, free samples and interactive stations with chances to win amazing prizes throughout the evening. Prize drawings will be held every 15 minutes.
Leaf pickup continues on Mondays and Fridays through Nov. 11
The City of Boyne City will pick up leaves Mondays and Fridays from October 14 through Nov. 11th. Set bagged leaves curbside anytime after the first day of pickup, in biodegradable paper yard waste bags. City crews will pick up bags as time allows. Biodegradable paper bags are available locally at Boyne City Hardware and Boyne Co-op or can be purchased from any other source. Please put only leaves in the bags, as the bags are not strong enough to hold sticks, sand, or stones and will tear upon lifting.
Brush will not be picked up curbside but may be brought to the North Boyne Compost Site. You may haul your own leaves, either bagged in biodegradable bags or unbagged, to the compost site on Robinson Street, open seven days a week for your convenience.
Donate a turkey for Good Neighbors Pantry at Pat O'Brien
Good Neighbors The chase is on! Let's catch 200 turkeys for Thanksgiving and give them to those in need at the Good Neighbors Food Pantry of Boyne City. Stop by Pat O'Brien Real Estate on Water Street through November 15th and give a donation of $20 for the purchase of a Thanksgiving turkey. There are 200 turkeys on the wall just waiting to be bagged and that's no Gobbledygook! Let's move these beautiful beasts from the wild to a neighbor's dinner table. With your help, the Good Neighbors Food Pantry will have enough turkeys to supply all those who shop at the pantry with a Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Neighbors helping neighbors, that's Boyne City. 
> For more information about the pantry, call 231-497-8677, visit www.goodneighborsboyne.org, or email goodneighborsboyne@gmail.com
Kiersten's Ride sponsors two suicide prevention trainings
Kiersten's Ride, a 501(c)3 suicide prevention nonprofit organization, is sponsoring two important events this month. A half-day safeTALK training in suicide alertness skills will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Munson Wellness Center, 411 Bridge St., Charlevoix. Flyer with details. To register, email KierstensRide@outlook.com There will also be a two-day workshop on suicide intervention skills. Limited space is available for this two-day training from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29-30, at East Jordan United Methodist Church, 201 4th Street. Both full days are required. Flyer with details. To register, email your name, cell phone #, your role in the community, and county you live in to KierstensRide@outlook.com . For questions about either program, call Lisa at 231-675-5047. Learn more about ASIST and see the evidence > Kiersten's Ride website.
Rotary plans monthly open meeting Monday at Cafe Sante
Rotary
The Boyne City Rotary Club will hold an "open meeting" at 6 p.m. Monday, October 21, at Cafe Sante. The public is invited to attend and learn how Rotary contributes to the Boyne community and how our service projects benefit people around the world. This meeting will take the place of the usual weekly meeting held at 7 a.m. on the first, second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Boyne District Library Community Room. The club holds their evening open meeting once a month, on the third Monday, and all future open meetings are slated to be held at Cafe Sante.
In the News
  
   City OKs contract for North Lake Street paving - Story

   Bulmann Dock & Lift is in expansion mode - Story

   That's a wrap for longtime Ironton Ferry captain - Story
Reach 1,300 people with your press release and advertising
The Chamber/Main Street E-News comes to your inbox each Thursday morning. If you have news for next week, please send it by Tuesday to jim@boynechamber.com. More than 1,300 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 starting November 7th, and we are taking reservations through the end of the year.
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Firehouse Flooring
Firehouse Flooring can add coatings to any concrete floor, from airplane hangers and industrial buildings to residential garages.
Firehouse Flooring Company
Scott Carlston
PO Box 904
Boyne City, MI 49712
(231) 881-1394
ABOUT US: Firehouse Flooring specializes in applying decorative epoxy coatings to concrete, concrete repair and resurfacing, concrete staining - for both residential and commercial customers. Owner Scott Carlston has been a concrete coating and repair expert for 40 years. He'll add coatings to any size concrete, from residential garages to airplane hangers  to industrial buildings. He notes that his services are especially important to industrial clients who can't afford the the down time to tear up and pour new concrete, so he is often called in to grind out bumps and damaged surfaces and make them like new - quickly and economically.
Chamber member benefits     |     Member application    |   Call 231-582-6222 or  email 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.
 
Waterpark Maintenance Technician - Responsible for all mechanical operations of the Avalanche Bay Waterpark and ensuring the waterpark is in good repair, including water chemical levels and air quality. Detail and online application.
 
Waterpark Custodian - Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of the Avalanche Bay Waterpark facilities. The number of hours required per week will vary from 24-40 depending on season. Details and online application.
 
OPERATIONS/MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR for Boyne City Public Schools. Apply and see for a complete list of performance responsibilties.
 
Bluegreen Vacation Resorts - Sales & Real Estate Trainee - Details .
 
City of Boyne City - Police Officer Details
FUN
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
Mark your calendar for pet-friendly Boyne City Halloween Parade 
Halloween Parade The pet-friendly Annual Boyne City Halloween Parade returns to downtown on Thursday, October 31st. Lineup starts at 4:30pm along Lake Street in front of Lake Street Market. The parade will begin shortly afterwards at 4:45pm, moving north along Lake Street, turning on Water Street, turning at Park Street and ending at the First Presbyterian Church's Trunk or Treat.
After the parade,  B oyne City Firefighters will be handing out treats for kids at the Fire Hall and the Bookmobile will be handing out candy and bookmarks redeemable for free books at the Boyne District Library. Trick or treating around town is from 5-8pm.
If you are interested in volunteering during the parade - standing and monitoring at the street closures - contact Jessica White at jessicaboyneace@gmail.com or call 231-582-6532.

Lots more Halloween fun ...!

TRUNK & TREAT - First Presbyterian Church, Boyne City is hosting the 14th Annual Trunk and Treat from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, October 31, between the Early Learners building and the church. Pine Street will be closed between Park and East Streets. Setup time is 4:30 on Pine Street. All community members and organizations willing and able to participate are encouraged and welcome. We recommend at least 800 +/- wrapped candy or treats (pencils, pens, healthy snacks, etc.). If you have any questions, call the First Presbyterian Church 582-7983 or e-mail secretary@fpboyne.org .

CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN PARTY  will be held from 12-1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 27, hosted by the women of the Eagles Auxiliary and held at the Boyne City Eagles Club. Children 12 and under are invited with their families to join them for food, fun, games and prizes. There is no charge for admission. Note that this party is on a Sunday this year, not on a Saturday as in previous years.

BC LANES "TRUNK & TREAT will be held on October 31st in their parking lot from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a prize for the best decorated trunk. No registration necessary, just show up. Limited open bowling and laser tag will be available.

Oct. 20 - Free "Beetlejuice" movie screening at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts at 2 p.m. on the center's 45-foot cinema screen with Dolby theatrical surround sound. Free but tickets required.
Halloween
Kids costume contest at Boyne Mountain.
Oct. 25-26
Halloween Hoopla at Boyne Mountain Resort. Haunted chairlift rides, wagon rides, bonfire, spooky stories, family Halloween movie, costume contests, pumpkin painting and bowling, face painting, Twister Joe and a Costume Pub Crawl. Details .
Oct. 26 - Halloween Tomfoolery & Costume Contest with music from A Brighter Bloom at Cafe Sante, 6-9 p.m. (same)
Oct. 26 - Halloween Extravaganza & Costume Contest at Red Mesa Grill with Dave Cisco, 6-10 p.m. updated.
Oct 27 - Halloween Zombie Attack 5k Fun Run, 1 pm at Avalanche Preserve, supporting Boyne City High School Blaze Robotics Team.  Registration is $10 and you can be a Zombie or a runner. Costumes optional, families welcome. Call 439-8100 or email bcblaze@boyne.k12.mi.us for info.
Oct. 30 - Halloween Trivia from 7-9 p.m. at Lake Street Pub. Teams of 1-8 people and every player who dresses with the night's theme receives 10% off their individual bill. Gift certificates for each week's winners - $50, $25 and $15. 
Nov. 1-8 - Cash For Candy, Progressive Dental, 112 E. Main St. $1 per pound candy buyback.
Zip of Terror will haunt you at Boyne Mountain starting Friday
Zip of Terror
Dare to be spooked on a Zipline Adventure Tour in the dark at Boyne Mountain on the weekends of October 18-19 & 25-26. Frightening creatures are lurking in the woods and the trails lead zipliners through haunted scenes with all the gore you love about Halloween. Danger is abound for thrills of a peculiar nature. Can you handle the Zip of Terror?! Only one way to find out...bwahahahaha! 
    • Tours leave every 30 minutes from 7-11 p.m.
    • Only $69 in advance 
    • Must weigh 65+ lbs to participate
    • Not suitable for young children
    • Costume Crawl on Saturday, October 26 
    • Complimentary Wagon Rides
    • Nightly food and beverage specials
    • Details and reservations
Rambler Sports Network
 
Watch Friday's Homecoming game on Rambler Sports Network
Rambler Sports Network broadcasts continue Friday as Boyne City hosts Benzie Central for their Homecoming football game.  Tune in live at 6:45 p.m. to support your Ramblers, watch the crowning of the Homecoming Queen, see the outstanding BCHS Band and all the football action.  Watch the game by clicking here or the graphic above. Password for this broadcast is 10.18 (always the date of the game). Viewers are invited to send a tweet to @teambcvi during the broadcast and be part of the game action.
Thanks to MI News 26 Presenting Sponsors Great Lakes Energy and Wolverine Power, this broadcast will be aired on MINEWS26 Charter Cable Channel 13 on Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 11 pm.
Special thanks to local sponsors Boyne City Marathon (next to Family Fare), Boyne Country Provisions, KorthaseFlinn Insurance,TrueStream powered by Great Lakes Energy and WB Builders. RSN productions would not be possible without the support of our sponsors.
LAST WEEK - Ramblers get back on track and beat Kalkaska, 35-14 - Story.
NEXT WEEK - RSN will broadcast the Ramblers game as they host undefeated Kingsley, which is ranked third in the Detroit Free Press state rankings for Division 5.
The Strand at Sommerset Pointe features T.G.I.Fish Fry
The Strand The Strand restaurant at Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club is now open on Fridays from 5-9 p.m. They are featuring a T.G.I.Fish Fry - all you can eat fish served with fries and cole slaw for $17. Other entrees on the menu are Grilled Hanger Steak, Fried Chicken Sandwith and BBQ Ribs (half or full). Appetizers include Truffle Fries, Butternut Squash Bisque, and Caesar Salad. Fine dining overlooking Lake Charlevoix at 00970 Marina Drive, Boyne City. For reservations, call (231) 582-9900. Click here to see the menu and prices.
Cafe Sante unveils wine tasting events and Biergarten menu
Cafe Sante
Wine tasting events return to Cafe Sante on Tuesday, November 5.  The off-season tradition continues. The evening starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. and features four wines from Central France presented by Certified Sommelier Michael Zagaroli and expertly paired with four dishes from the Cafe Sante kitchen. Wines will be offered for sale by the bottle or by the case at discounted pricing. Now is your chance to try before you buy and stock up for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season. Space is limited to 32 guests. The $35 tickets may be purchased online for an evening of wine, food, and fun inclusive of tax and gratuity.
WINTER BIERGARTEN - Cafe Sante is featuring a Winter Biergarten menu from 11 a.m. to closing on Wednesdays and Thursdays. They are featuring German food, $5 German beers and piped-in German music. Sit on their heated covered porch and feel transported to a winter biergarten in Germany. The menu of German food offerings includes House-made Bratwurst, German Beer Cheese, Bacon Fat Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Warm Potato Salad, Biergarten Burger, Pork Schnitzel Sandwich and more.
Nurturing Nature
Milo Van Dam with her 
Nurturing Nature project.
Conservation District hosts Nurturing Nature for 4-9-year-olds on Friday
The Charlevoix Conservation District is hosting its first Nurturing Nature program in their new Community Room at 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 18th. Listen to a seasonal story about leaves, followed by a hands-on activity using only clay and loose pieces of Nature. This program is designed for working parents or parents of school children who can't make their Backyard Nature Program times at the Library. Skip the story and come just for the activity if you can't make it before 5pm - they understand busy schedules. Please RSVP to 231-582-6193 as space and materials are limited. This is a free program, but donations are accepted. The program is geared toward ages 4-9, but families of all ages welcome. The Conservation District office is located at 303 North St., Boyne City.
Two special yoga events planned for inspired living studio
Yoga nutrition Inspired living yoga studio is holding two yoga events on the next two Sundays. A Yoga & Nutrition Wellness Event will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, October 20th for those who want to learn about yoga and balanced healthy nutrition. RSVP to Stephanie Carter, 231-881-6248. This event is free, but we are accepting monetary donations and feminine hygiene products that will support balanced living's Goddess Project and donations to the Good Neighbors Food Pantry. Everyone is encouraged to come, from beginners to expert yogis. 
The following Sunday, October 27th, there will be a Diwali Yoga Class & Celebration from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for studio pass holders and $20 for participants without a studio commitment. Come celebrate and learn about Diwali or just come for the sweets and the Slow Flow class provided by Aleece. 
Yoga Diwali In this class she will surround you with a glow of decorations and beauty, allowing you to steadily reset and renew yourself preparing for the change in seasons. There will be a 15 to 30-minute introduction, a 90-minute class, followed by a 30-minute social. Diwali is known as the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. All religions are welcome as we are just celebrating new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness. Some sweets will be provided and if you feel inclined to share, bring something too. Feel free to dress up (garments allowing movement in class) in all white, bright colors or anything that makes you feel like a million bucks.
Pub crawl with a twist benefits Relay for Life, Cancer Society 
Pub Crawl Welcome to the first annual Boyne City 4C's Crawl For The Cure Pub Crawl Bingo. It is a pub crawl with a twist on Saturday, November 2. Registration will open at 4:30 p.m. at the Lake Street Pub, the crawl starts at 5, and door prize drawing will take place at 9 p.m. at the Boyne City Tap Room.
The $25 entry fee includes a T-shirt with Bingo card. Once you pick up your T-shirt and bingo card, crawl at your own pace to all our fantastic participating establishments: Stiggs Brewery and Kitchen, Lake Street Pub, Red Mesa Grill, Cafe Sante, Boyne City Tap Room, Long Road Distillers, Boyne City Eagles and Friggy's SOBO Pub. T-shirts will be guaranteed for those who pre-register before October 19th. Cards will be provided for anyone who does not pre-register or arrive in time to receive a shirt. 
In addition to completing tasks, participants can also look for food and drink specials in the participating establishments.  Complete Bingo cards by finding items and participating in tasks at each of the participating establishments. The more Bingos you get, the more times you are entered for door prizes at the end of the evening. Charlevoix County Transit will provide transportation; call 231.582.6900 to arrange for rides.
Proceeds benefit the Chain Of Lakes Relay For Life including Antrim, Charlevoix , Kalkaska Counties. Relay For Life benefits the American Cancer Society. 
> Participants can pre-register at Event Brite or contact Syrina Dawson at syrina@charter.net. Don't forget to include your T-shirt size. Print a flier with details.
Wine tasting event is tonight at Independence Village
Wine tasting
Independence Village of Petoskey invites you to join them for an exclusive wine tasting and culinary pairing from 5-7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, October 17th. Wines will be carefully paired by Ed Brehm, Certified Sommelier, of Boyne Provisions. Culinary offerings will be created by Executive Chef Andrew Colvin of Independence. Come and enjoy exceptional hors d' oeurves, wine and music and see for yourself why so many families and residents have chosen Independence Village of Petoskey. End your evening with a tour of our beautiful community. 
> Please RSVP to 231-348-8498 by October 11. Independence Village is located at 965 Hager Drive, Petoskey. Print a flier for this event.
Avalanche Bay
SAVING LIVES, SAVING MONEY
Emergency service heroes get discount at Avalanche Bay Water Park in October
October is Hero Month at Avalanche Bay and they want to thank all of our real-life heroes. Avalanche Bay will provide discounts for individuals in emergency medical services, fire services, law enforcement and emergency management. 
Every weekend in October, heroes enjoy a discounted rate of $25 per person for themselves and up to three family members. Tickets can be purchased at the door with a qualifying ID. More information.
Boyne Kiwanis plans 9th Turkey Trot 5k race/1 mile fun run
Turkey trot
Boyne City Kiwanis Club is organizing their 9th annual Turkey Trot 5K race and 1-mile fun run/walk to be held at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28. The race will begin and end at City Hall, 319 N. Lake St. Packet pick-up will be the day before event from 2-6pm at Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen. T-shirts are guaranteed if entry form is received by November 20. For further information email boynecitytrot@gmail.com. Entrants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item that will be donated to Boyne area food pantries. Here is a race registration form to print, register online or pick up a form at the Boyne Area Chamber, Edward Jones, Kilwins of Boyne City, or Lake Charlevoix Coffee.
Boyne Meets Broadway tickets on sale for Nov. 22-23
Boyne Meets Broadway Boyne Meets Broadway tickets are now on sale for performances on Friday & Saturday, Nov. 22-23. Seating begins at 5:30 with a fabulous meal provided by the Boyne City High School Hospitality Department starting at 6 pm. 
A 90-minute Broadway revue will begin around 7:30 followed by dessert and coffee in the Commons. 
Tickets are $25 per person, and this event always sells out. Checks can be made to BCHS Drama. You will not want to miss this incredible event showcasing 70 of our BCHS students.
> To purchase tickets, contact any cast member, contact the high school office at 231-439-8100 or come to the high school auditorium on Saturday mornings from 10 am to noon.
Garden Club annual wreath and garland sale begins
wreath It's officially fall, and that means the Boyne Valley Garden Club is taking orders for their annual Holiday Wreath & Garland Sale. A link to the order form is included here: 5 wreath sizes and 1 garland length are available. Place your order with payment on or before Saturday, November 9th. Unless other arrangements are made, plan to pick up your order at the Boyne City Eagles Hall on Thursday, November 21st, from 9AM-noon. This annual sale is the Garden Club's biggest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds are used to purchase flowers and supplies for the 12 community gardens in and around Boyne City that are planted and maintained by club volunteers. Once again, we count on your support to continue making Boyne Beautiful.
Senior Center hosts daily lunches and Halloween Party
Senior Center The Boyne Area Senior Center is hosting daily lunches on weekdays including a Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 31. Live music is featured at 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday and Friday. Fit and Balance exercise classes are held at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Silver Screen Movie Club ($4 includes movie, popcorn, drink) is held on the second Tuesday of the month. You can stay up to date on the latest goings on at Charlevoix County Senior Center sites by liking their Facebook page, searching Charlevoix County Commission on Aging or visiting their website. Click here for a calendar of activities, lunch menu and entertainment at the Boyne Area Senior Center. The Charlevoix Commission on Aging and the Veterans Affairs Office invite all veterans to join us every Tuesday for a Veterans Social beginning at 9 a.m. and free lunch for veterans beginning at 11:30 a.m. Veterans and all seniors can contact the Charlevoix County Transit for free rides to and from the Senior Centers by calling 231-582-6900. 
> The Boyne Area Senior Center is located at 411 E. Division St., Boyne City, 231-582-6682. Site coordinator is Loretta Bayless .
Luncheon Lecture looks at domestic terrorism incident in 1927
North Central Michigan College's luncheon lecture series for the fall semester features a wide variety of topics.  Programs are held on Fridays in the Library Conference Room. $12 includes lunch, which begins at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at noon.  Reservations are required - call 231-348-6600 or email  luncheonlectures@ncmich.edu  to make a reservation. Here are details on upcoming lectures:
October 25  - Bath school explosion.  It was a beautiful morning on May 18, 1927, when George Robson's mother and father arrived at the new Bath Consolidated School for final exams.  A short time later, the school was violently transformed into Michigan's first site of domestic terrorism with 38 children and six adults among the dead. Mr. Robson tells the story he unearthed of one man's grievances and how the community coped with the aftermath of his destructive act.   Full lecture schedule .
music
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
 
BARREL BACK 04069 N M75,  Walloon Lake , (231) 535-6000. Open daily @ 8:30AM
WINTER SPECIALS and promotions beginning October 7th:
  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
  Frequent Diner punch cards. Purchase eight punches and receive a free meal. This year we will do an all-day card, not a separate lunch and dinner card.
  Signature Drink scratch-off tickets will return. The staff will make videos for the drink each week. This was very popular last year.
 
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- 
$3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft 
Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM
LIVE MUSIC, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight:
October 19th - Gibson Seal
October 26th - Never Never Band
November 2nd - Tribe Of Chiefs
November 9th - Northern Nites
November 16th - Scarkazm
November 23rd - Yankee Station
November 30th - Pete "big Dog" Fetters
 
BOYNE CELTIC SESSION will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 20, 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. 
FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m.:
Oct 18 - Marsupials
Oct 25 - Yankee Station
Nov 1 - Sleeping Gypsies
Nov 22 - Marsupials
Nov 27 - BioMassive  (Wednesday before Thanksgiving)
Nov 29 - Yankee Station
 
BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m.
Friday,  October 18th - The Shifties
Saturday, October 19th - Sean Bielby
Saturday, October 26th - Pistil Whips
*October 26th is our Costume Crawl We will have 5 locations to crawl to and a costume contest at the Snowflake afterwards.




 

 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, 8am-11am.
> Mondays, 6-9 p.m.:  $5 pizza special and Nathan Bates performs.
> Wednesdays and Thursdays - Winter Biergarten menu of German food and $5 German beers, 11 a.m. to closing.
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:   October 18th - Chris Koury, 25th - Sean Bielby.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m .:   October  19th - Pete Kehoe,  26th - Halloween Tomfoolery featuring A Brighter Bloom.  
 
 FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588. "Blue Mondays" open mike night from 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 5) 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 greatlakescfa.org, or call 231.439.2601. 
> Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30p.m. - Blissfest Presents: An Evening With Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul And Mary) - Legendary singer and songwriter Peter Yarrow merges his talent as a performer and community activist in a dynamic concert celebrating the caring nature of humanity.
 
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.
  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.
The farm is open through Sunday, Oct. 27th. 
 
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.:
Oct. 22 - Tic Tac Go
Oct. 26 - Halloween Extravaganza with Dave Cisco
Oct. 29 - 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, Oct. 18 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, Oct. 19 - Something Great
Wednesday, Oct. 23 - Day of the Dead Beer Dinner - Details.
Friday, Oct. 25 - Under The Moon
Saturday, Oct. 26 - Sydni K
NEWS BRIEFS  
IMMUNIZATION CLINIC - 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.
SUNDAY HAPPENS ON MONDAY - Episcopal Church of the Nativity moves its Sunday service to Monday evening this week. There will be no service Sunday morning, but they will worship Monday October 21 at 5:30pm. So come over after work, join us for worship, and stay for the potluck (and don't worry about bringing anything, there will be plenty). The Rev. Anne Hallmark, the church's Regional Missioner, will lead the service.
MAKE AN ARRANGEMENT - The Boyne Valley Garden Club meets Thursday, October 24th, to make and take a fall arrangement. Members and prospective members are invited to bring a small to medium container plus any cute additions for their arrangement. Flowers will be provided by Boyne Avenue Greenhouse. Social time begins at 12:30 pm in the Boyne District Library's Community Room, with the meeting starting at 1 p.m.
BCHS football VISIT BOYNE TRADING CO., 109 East Water St., this weekend for storewide savings, including Boyne Rambler Football Wear at 50% off for your Homecoming "spirit" wardrobe. Open Friday and Saturday til 8 p.m.
CHAMBER CHECKS  Need a gift, maybe for someone who is hard to buy for? Don't forget "Chamber Checks" are available at the Chamber Office, 28 S. Lake Street, Boyne City. Chamber Checks make the ideal "shop local" gift that can be redeemed at many businesses in the Boyne area.  Chamber Checks are sold exclusively at the Boyne Chamber office in denominations of $10, $20 and $25 certificates. We appreciate advance notice for large orders. Details.
Lifetree Cafe
THE MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN RELATIONSHIP will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. A pot-luck dinner will be shared at 5:30 p.m. The program, titled "The Muslim-Christian Relationship: Partners or Enemies" features a live conversation with Rev. Dr. Solomon Sule-saa, Director for Interfaith Studies in Africa at the Akrofi-Christaller Institute for Theology, Mission and Culture in Ghana. Rev. Dr. Sule-saa is a participant in the Mission to the USA (MUSA) project of the Synod of the Covenant. This partnership of international clergy and lay leaders was initially co-sponsored by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for about two decades and has helped each mission partner break down cultural barriers and truly become brothers and sisters in Christ. 
> 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.
BIG TICKET RAFFLE - 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). 
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.
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. 
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.
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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