Boyne Valley Vineyards to host Off The Clock Chamber business networking at 5:30 tonight
Off the clock Boyne Valley Vineyards will host the Boyne Area Chamber's "Off The Clock" business networking social from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, February 20th. The vineyard is located just south of Petoskey at 5325 US 131 North, Boyne Falls. Off The Clock is the new name for Business After Hours, the chamber's monthly business networking event held at member businesses. Chamber members and the public are invited to attend. There is no charge for admission or refreshments, and the winery will be  serving charcuterie and various appetizers as well as wine and hard cider.
At the Chamber's January Awards Gala, Boyne Valley Vineyards was given the Rising Star Award, recognizing a new business that "has brought something new, stimulating and valuable to the community." The business is a family-owned and operated winery focused on the production of local cold hardy wines. Since 2016, owners Tom and Christi Mahaney have planted nearly 3,000 grape vines at their 14-acre Boyne City-area site as well as at the 25-acre property along U.S. 131 where the tasting room opened a few months ago. Tasting Room hours are 12-6 p.m. daily, closed on Tuesday.
Mark your calendar for future Off The Clock business networking from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted:
  • March 19th - Lynda's Real Estate Service, 27 S Lake St., Boyne City
  • April 16th - Catt Development, Edward Jones, and Boyne City Massage & Wellness, 1 Water Street, Boyne City
  • May 20th - Regional Business After Hours, hosted by East Jordan Chamber, location to be announced, 5:30-8 p.m.
Speaker to discuss workplace wellness 
Grub Club luncheon debuts March 26th at Boyne Mountain
Grub Club The Boyne Chamber's new Grub Club luncheon will make its debut on Thursday, March 26th, in the Vienna Room of Boyne Mountain's Mountain Grand Lodge. Enjoy lunch and hear Timothy Amborski from McLaren Northern Michigan Family Practice speak on the importance of keeping you and your employees healthy.
Grub Club runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and admission is $25 for members and $30 for not-yet members. If you'd like to promote your business, vendor display tables are available for $200. Table sponsors receive two admission tickets, are introduced from the podium and can make a one-minute pitch on the microphone.
Timothy Amborski
Timothy Amborski
Timothy Amborski, family nurse practitioner, has over 14 years of medical experience and practices at McLaren Northern Michigan Family Medicine, located at 820 Arlington Avenue in Petoskey. Timothy started his nursing career at McLaren Northern Michigan in 2004 after attending North Central Michigan College. He began in the Medical Oncology Department and then completed the proper training and education to be a SWAT nurse, providing critical care to hospital patients. After working for the hospital for 7 years, Timothy realized he wanted to continue his education and started his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Ferris State University. When he only had two terms left at Ferris he decided to go to graduate school. Just two months after receiving his BSN, Timothy started his Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner specialty from Chamberlain University. 
Timothy has a special interest in men's health, family care, and elderly care. Preventative medicine, including screenings, healthy eating, and exercise are important tools in his method of care to patients.
Berkshire Hathaway   *   231-216-1000
Taste of Boyne will kick off Restaurant Week in April
Boyne Appetit For our valued restaurants and food merchants:
We are excited to invite you to be a part of Boyne Appétit! Restaurant Week. We know we have the very best food-based establishments and restaurants in Northern Michigan and we want EVERYONE else to know it, too. The simple truth: Small town. Epic Food.

Because we listened to your feedback, we are adding some excitement to this fun week and will be doubling our efforts for the promotion of this event, which includes on-air ads, radio ads, rack cards, and poster distribution. We want to be sure that your name is included where possible!

There will be only one Restaurant Week this year and it will be held April 24th through May 3rd. Your participation in Restaurant Week is free, of course, so please complete this Restaurant Week registration form and return it no later than March 1st.
To kick-off our Restaurant Week, we are excited to offer a new event: The Taste of Boyne. This is designed to invite the community for a food tasting but also to allow you and your business the opportunity to taste and mingle with others in your line of work. Held at the Boyne Mountain Civic Center on Thursday, April 23, 2020, from 5:30 until 8:30, there will be no participation cost for your establishment and we ask that you provide "tastes" of your choice for 300 people, in addition to the appropriate staff to work the event. The Taste of Boyne registration form needs to be returned before March 1st. This form is separate from the Restaurant Week form.

But that's not all that is new! In an effort to promote your business year round, the folks that attend Taste of Boyne (there is an entrance fee for attending) will be receiving a punch card that is good for a year. This card will be taken to participating merchants and when ten $10 purchases are made, they will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate. To do this well, we are asking you to provide us a $50 Gift Certificate prior to the Taste of Boyne evening. By doing so, your establishment will be listed on the punch card. Once a card holder has completed their card, they will be entered for our monthly drawing for one of the provided gift cards. 

Lastly, we have included a Sponsor Opportunities form that outlines ways for your business to sponsor this event. We hope you will take the time to consider that. 

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.


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Little League
Boyne City Little League
Rob Towne, President,
Debbie Leist,  231-675-5216,
P.O. Box 56
Boyne City, MI 49712
ABOUT US: Boyne City Little League provides softball and baseball to youth in Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Advance, Horton Bay and Walloon Lake. Our local L ittle League is a non-profit organization that has strived for over 50 years to provide children with the skills of teamwork, good sportsmanship and fundamentals of baseball and softball. The sportsmanship and team skills learned are used throughout a child's life. 
Here are some important dates:
Feb. 22 - First day of registration at Boyne District Library, 10 a.m.
March 3 - Registration at Boyne City Hall Community Room, 5 pm.
March 7 - Registration at Boyne City Middle School, 9 a.m.
March 12 - Last day of registration at Boyne District Library, 6:30 p.m.
April 25 - Opening Day at Boyne City High School, 9 a.m.

Band Jordan Valley Community Band
Becky Palmiter
00645 Pleasant Valley Road
Boyne City, MI 49712
(231) 675-0543
Facebook Page
ABOUT US: The Jordan Valley Community Band provides opportunities for local musicians to play concert band music after high school. Rehearsals are held on Thursday nights from 7-9pm at East Jordan High School. Our 30th Anniversary Spring Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at East Jordan High School.
Chocolate Boyne
The BCHS Hospitality Program hosted the Dessert Contest.

Chocolate Covered Boyne was another delicious success!
Boyne City Bakery won the Judge's Award with their Opera Cake.
This year's Chocolate Covered Boyne in downtown Boyne City was a delicious success. Thanks again to the Boyne City High School Hospitality Class for hosting the dessert contest and congratulations to Lake Street Pub on winning the People's Choice Award for their entry of Triple Chocolate Cheesecake and Boyne City Bakery on winning the Judge's Award with their Opera Cake. Thank you to all of the local merchants and vendors who offered delicious treats and in-store specials. And thank you to the Boyne City Police, Fire and EMS for serving as judges and taking their job seriously! Until next year....stay sweet!

Lake Street Pub
Lake Street Pub won the People's Choice Award for their Triple Chocolate Cheesecake.
Surgery center plans March 17th open house in Business Park
surgery suites Northern Michigan Surgical Suites is planning an Open House at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17th. This new state-of-the-art, multi-specialty outpatient surgical center is located at 825 Moll Drive in the Boyne City Business Park. The surgical center plans to open a few days before the open house. It is designed to give patients, friends and family a relaxing experience before, during and after the procedure. A group of 13 surgeons are affiliated with the center. Their website says: "Northern Michigan Surgical Suites also provides a high ratio of medical staff to patients in order to provide the highest quality experience and attentive care. The surgeons choose the best staff to take care of you during your time with us and the highest quality equipment for your procedure. You may rest assured that the Center meets the highest industry standards in health care."
Performers announced for expanded Gazebo concert season
Gazebo The Boyne Area Chamber has announced its Evenings at the Gazebo schedule, and we are excited to offer an extended season with 10 concerts this summer. The 2020 series is presented by Black Diamond Broadcasting with concerts held in Old City Park on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. 
Concerts are made possible by additional support from local businesses and individual sponsors. Seven of the 10 concert sponsorships are still available. Band sponsors are featured on a logo banner displayed at all concerts and they get to introduce the band on concert nights. Sponsors also have their name or logo included on all promotional materials, listed on our website, listed in our weekly newsletter, and on Facebook. 
> New this summer, concessions will be available each week! Challenge Mountain will begin the season on June 17. Sunnyside will then be there every Wednesday for the rest of the summer until August 19. Stay tuned for all the delicious details..
> Here are details on sponsorships, and you can sign up by emailing or calling the chamber at 231-582-6222. 
Black Diamond > Here is the 2020 summer schedule, sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting. Details on each band are online at
June 17 - Full Moon Jam Band
June 24 - Calamity Jane
July 1 - 1000 Watt Prophets
July 8 - Jay Daniel Band, sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates
July 15 - Wyatt & Shari Knapp
July 22 - On Tap, sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates
July 29 - Mike Dhaseleer 
August 5 - Awesome Distraction
August 12 - Full Circle
August 19 - Billy McAllister "Perfectly Frank" Sinatra Tribute, sponsored by Boyne Co-op True Value
Boyne City marina switching to state reservation system
Boyne City's harbor during Boyne Thunder event.
Need to make a boating reservation? The Boyne City Municipal Marina is now participating in the State of Michigan's Central Reservation System for all advance transient slip rentals. Reservations can be made utilizing the call center at 800-447-2757 or their website. There is a non-refundable fee of $10 for using the call center and $8 on the website. Reservations can be made up to 6 months prior to your arrival date. If you have problems making your reservation you can call Boyne City Hall for some assistance but the reservations still have to be made through the DNR's website. This also means there will be no standing line on May 15th at the marina office to make reservations. Reservations are slip specific; however, slip choices are not guaranteed (due to unforeseen circumstances) and there are parameters set on individual slips based on boat lengths, beam, draft, etc. General marina/boating information can be found at and questions can be directed to the harbormaster by emailing or calling 231.582.0336. News-Review story.
> Assistant Harbormaster job opening - Details.
Help wanted? Chamber website job listings gets plenty of action
Jobs Does your business or organization need to hire or replace employees? Listing available jobs on the chamber website is a free benefit for members. It's easy to use and job openings get plenty of exposure because they are also listed in our newsletter with a link to the detailed job description on the Jobs page. For example, in a recent newsletter, Great Lakes Energy listed an opening for a Communications Specialist and that job was clicked on by 48 people. Northern Michigan Escapes' listing for a Reservations Manager had 34 clicks, Sunnyside restaurant's listing for servers had 17 clicks, and Jordan Valley Outfitters' opening for Winter River Guides had 8 clicks.
To list your organization's job opening, log in to the chamber website, click on "Jobs" in the left-side menu (as shown above), then click "Add a new job posting." If you need assistance with your log-in, email
KorthaseFlinn donates to charities with shared purpose
Donations were awarded at a lunch meeting at Barrel Back.
KorthaseFlinn Insurance and Financial Services has announced that $5,000 was donated on behalf of its clients to various charitable organizations that assist and strengthen our northern Michigan communities.
During a luncheon event held February 12 at Barrel Back Restaurant, KorthaseFlinn made contributions to the following local organizations:
  • The Women's Resource Center of Petoskey
  • The Care & Share Food Pantry of East Jordan
  • The Manna Food Project of Harbor Springs
  • Friendship Centers of Emmet County
  • The Nehemiah Project of Petoskey
  • Good Neighbor Food Pantry of Boyne City
  • Boyne Area Alano Club of Boyne City
  • Guardian Gals of Gaylord
  • The Father Fred Foundation or Traverse City
These donations were made on behalf of clients, who directed the contributions by voting for their favorite charity. For the fourth year in a row, to express gratitude for the relationships that have enabled the agency's success for more than 90 years, KorthaseFlinn replaced holiday gifts to clients with a donation on the client's behalf. Each non-profit supports KorthaseFlinn's mission - providing peace of mind by preparing and protecting our clients from life's uncertainties.
"As KF has grown, so has the list of wonderful organizations for which our clients designate their donation. Northern Michigan is blessed to have so many non-profit organizations ready to assist community members in need," said Randy Flinn, President of KorthaseFlinn Insurance and Financial Services. "We are honored to do our part in supporting these organizations on behalf of our clients."
Matt Leismer Matt Leismer joins BC Massage & Wellness
Boyne City Massage and Wellness is excited to announce Boyne City's own Matt Leismer, MaAOM, has joined the studio. He brings with him over 20 years of holistic healthcare experience. For the past 15 years, Matt has offered acupuncture and oriental medical house calls to the Boyne Area. He can now be found right downtown Boyne City at One Water Street with the rest of your local wellness professionals. Please help us give Matt a warm welcome next time you stop in. Here is Matt's full bio and list of services
Leadership class seeks funding help to build Riding Sensory Trail as this year's community service project
Leadership The 2020 Leadership Charlevoix County Class will be building a Riding Sensory Trail for Northern Michigan Equine Therapy as this year's Community Service Project. 
This sensory riding trail will consist of a rich learning environment of woodland paths that consist of slopes, turns, varied footing, natural sights and sounds, and man-made activity stations. This integrated environment will challenge clients' balance, stimulate their senses, and encourage reaching therapeutic goals. Activity stations will be therapeutic stopping points along the trail that will offer clients the opportunity to see, hear, smell, touch, and talk about the items they encounter.  This trail will give all the clients at NMET an option to get out of the arena and onto the trail to participate in therapeutic activities.
The leadership class will complete all phases of the project from marketing and fundraising to actually building the trail. Because the programs offered by NMET are considered "alternative," their services are not covered by health insurance. All costs to clients are out of pocket or by scholarship funds raised by NMET.
The leadership class needs help to fund this great project. They hope that local businesses will become community partners and help make this project a reality. Here is more information on $250 and $500 sponsor opportunities.
> To become a sponsor or learn more, contact class member and fund-raising committee member Kim Akin by email at or by phone at 231-582-6222.
Free rides available to medical appointments outside the county
Bus Charlevoix County Commission on Aging and Charlevoix County Public Transit are teaming up to offer free medical transportation to those age 60 and over. Now seniors can call County Transit to schedule medical appointments outside of Charlevoix County. As always, trips are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please provide at least 7-10 days notice (if possible) to allow time for scheduling. For more information or to schedule a ride, call 231-582-6900. News-Review story.
Out of town for the winter? Check out our live webcams
> Lake Charlevoix Live/Sunset Park, Lynda's Real Estate Service - Webcam.
> Downtown Boyne City, Brett Binkley/Pat O'Brien office - Webcam.
> Camp Michigania, Walloon Lake - Webcam.
> Boyne Mountain, Mountain Express ski lift - Webcam. Others at Boyne.  
> Hotel Walloon - Webcam.
In the News
   Housing group hires Steve Schnell as program director - Details

   Portions of U.S. 131 work in Boyne Falls to be delayed until 2021 - Story
Send us your news by Tuesday; Newsletter ads available
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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 These jobs are all listed on the Jobs page now:

Retail Sales Associate at Boyne Co-op True Value - Details
Assistant Harbormaster for the City of Boyne City - Details
Swim School Coordinator at Charlevoix Community Pool - Details
Caregiver 2nd shift with sign-on bonus at Pineview Cottage - Details
    Marketer & Admission Specialist at Pineview Cottage - Details
Manufacturing/Production Team Member at Classic Instruments, LLC - Details
Dockhand at Tommy's Slalom Shop/Walloon Lake Village Marina - Details
Construction Project Manager for Northern Homes CDC - Details
Dishwasher/Kitchen Prep at Lake Street Pub - Details
Customer Service at Alpine Chocolat Haus in Boyne City - Details
Communications Specialist at Great Lakes Energy - Details
Reservations Manager at Northern Michigan Escapes - Details
Marketing Coordinator at Bear River Health - Details
Servers at Sunnyside restaurant - Details
> April 4th Northern Michigan Hiring Event in Gaylord - Details and registration.
Walloon Winterfest features indoor & outdoor fun Saturday
Winterfest The Village of Walloon Lake is hosting the 3rd Annual Walloon Winterfest on Saturday, February 22nd, from 1-4 p.m. The event will take place at Barrel Back Restaurant, The Village Green Park, and Tommy's Walloon. 
Winterfest is a family-friendly event, with indoor and outdoor activities for kids of all ages. There will be complimentary ice skate rentals in a variety of sizes, and free skating at the ice rink in the Village Green Park. Snowshoe and cross-country skis are available for rental at Tommy's to explore local hiking trails, weather permitting. Warm up inside with a complimentary Hot Chocolate Bar.
The Petoskey Snowmobile Club will be holding their 2nd Annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride beginning at their clubhouse, 4172 Evergreen Trail, Petoskey. It will end at Barrel Back Restaurant with the snowmobiles showcased on the lake. Gas is available at the Blue Facilities Building and snowmobile parking is available for the event. Enjoy free bean soup at the bean pot while enjoying the vintage snowmobiles.
Explore local breweries and wineries, located in Tommy's, featuring eight local beer, wine, cider, and liquor companies. Drink tickets can be purchased from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy Barrel Back food and drink specials, including an extended Happy Hour from 1-6 p.m.
Giveaway prize drawings will be held every hour on the hour, with the grand prize of a two-night stay at Hotel Walloon to be given away at 4 p.m. (Must be present to win.)
> Thank you to our sponsors: Hotel Walloon, Barrel Back, Tommy's, The Walloon Lake Inn, and The Petoskey Snowmobile Club.
Lavender Hill Lavender Hill Farm season passes go on sale Monday
Lavender Hill Farm has released its concert schedule for Summer 2020. Season passes go on sale at noon Monday, February 24th, and individual show tickets go on sale at noon April 3rd. The Series at Lavender Hill Farm is a live music concert series held in our beautifully renovated, multi-use barn starring some of the best talent from across the United States and beyond. The bands are carefully selected to uniquely represent a wide array of music styles and bring  unexpected variety to Northern Michigan. Guests arrive early and enjoy picnicking with friends on our lawn overlooking fields of lavender. Our venue, built in 1920, has been skillfully adapted with historical theater seating, lighting, sound and stage. 
Visit our website for more information about bands, season passes and tickets. Learn about the musicians.
United Way plans "Talks on Tap" and Toast to Literacy 
United Way Char-Em United Way will be hosting its third community conversation on Tuesday, February 25, from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Boyne City Taproom. The topic will be education. Representatives from Northwest Community Action Agency and North Central Michigan College will be on hand to discuss their education efforts as well as answer questions. Grab a pint and a bite to eat while we discuss barriers in education, possible solutions and how we can help each other. For more information, email  Rebeca, .
TOAST TO LITERACY - Join Char-Em United Way for a night of food, drinks, and entertainment all in support of childhood literacy on Saturday, February 29 from 6-9 PM at Castle Farms in Charlevoix. All proceeds will go to support the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. The Imagination Library provides children up to 5 years old with one book a month mailed right to their door. Tickets are $30/advance, $40/door. Each ticket purchased helps support one child for one year of the program. Purchase tickets
BCHS Drama presents Gershwin musical opening March 13
Nice Work
BCHS Drama is presenting George Gershwin's 2012 Tony Award-winning musical, "Nice Work If You Can Get It." Performances will be in the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center March 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7 pm. 
This screwball comedy is a surefire crowd-pleaser, with classic Gershwin tunes, romance, exuberant production numbers, and a hilarious script poking fun at class snobbery in the Prohibition era of the 1920's. The storyline might be new to you, but you will recognize classic songs such as Fascinating Rhythm, Someone to Watch Over Me, S'wonderful, I've Got a Crush on You, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off and Lady Be Good. 
> Reserved seat tickets are available at Patron seats are $15 and general priced seats are $10.
Hang out with some Leapin' Lizards on Leap Day, Feb. 29
Leapin_ lizards
Boyne District Library events:
Friday, February 21st 
5:30-8:30pm Friends Film Series: The Big Sick, R, 2017, Drama/Romance.  Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her. Admission is free. Snacks provided for small donation. 
Saturday, Feb 29th, 1:30pm - 2:30pm.  Leapin' Lizards -  Celebrate Leap Year with a leapin' good time with Raven Hill Discovery Center. Come learn all about the reptiles housed at Raven Hill. Families welcome, free admission. All ages, children under age of 10 must be supervised.  ( News-Review story ). UPCOMING - Family Dinner Book Club starts in March and Craft Supplies Swap Meet on March 14th. 
> More info on all events at , phone  231-582-7861.
Stiggs hosts next Pint & Paint party on March 5th
Paintings Stiggs Brewery's next Pint and Paint party is scheduled for Thursday, March 5th from 6-9 p.m. in the basement of the brewery. Painting with alcohol ink is back. Each participant will be creating two unique pieces of art to take home. Artist Carole Brisson will lead you through the process of creating a tile trivet and a picture suitable for framing. All materials will be provided and registration includes a drink of your choice for $25. Profits will go to the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. Register by calling Sue at 231-582-7567, or email Workshop begins at 6PM, but attendees have been known to come early for dinner and/or beer sampling. Event flier to print.
Charlevoix Pool hosts Chili Cookoff fundraiser Sunday
Pool Charlevoix Area Community Pool will be hosting a Chili Cookoff from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb 23. Taste 9 different chili recipes at this fundraising event. Chili Cookoff admission is $10 adults, $5 Kids 6-12, Age 5 and under free. Admission includes chili tasting, bread, beverage and dessert. Open swim will be held from 1-3 at regular prices. Enjoy a casual afternoon with friends and vote on your favorite chili. Pool participants and board Members are excited to compete for the best chili award. Fun giveaways! More info at
Vendor apps available for summer market, Food Truck Rally
Farmers Market
A wide variety of produce at the winter market.
Vendor applications for the summer version of the Boyne City Farmers Market are now available here. The summer market is held in Veterans Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May 16 through October 17.
The indoor Winter Market  continues from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday in the lobby of Boyne City Hall. This year-round Farmers Market is packed full of beautiful produce, greens, homemade goodies and much more. 
FARMERS & VENDORS - The indoor market includes: Beehouse Cookies, Big Medicine Coffee, Blackbird Gardens, Bluestem Farm, Charlevoix Lavender, Charlevoix Moon Artisan Wine, Cook Family Farm, Daybreak Dream Farm, Ken's Fresh Fish 'N Tales, Korthase Sugarbush, Mini Farm, Providence Organic Farm, Siegrest Farm & Greenhouse, Spirit of Walloon, The Rustic Baker, Walloon Lake Winery, Winnie's Brand, Ziibimijwang Farm.
Food truck rally MARKET MUSIC is sponsored by Grain Train and Blissfest.
SAVE THE DATE for this year's Food Truck Rally - 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at Veterans Park in Boyne City. Food truck vendor application.
> For more information, visit . To sign up for our weekly newsletter, email
Senior Center celebrates Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday
Senior Center The Boyne Area Senior Center is planning a new  Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday celebration. Join us Tuesday, February 25th for some fun. On Ash Wednesday, February 26th, we will have a meal for everyone's Lent needs. Every Friday we have a fish alternative, too.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT - We have updated times for our Caregiver Support Groups available at our County Senior Centers. All caregivers are welcome, as we know our professional caregivers need support too. The Boyne session is held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. February 24th and the fourth Monday of the month in the conference room.
> Here is the February calendar for the Boyne Senior Center. We also encourage you to like our Facebook Page, read our Senior Hi-Lites newsletter and check out the Commission on Aging website
Next Boyne Forward coffee session is Wednesday, Feb. 26th
Boyne Forward
Boyne Forward members at a recent meeting
Boyne Forward business coffee sessions continue from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at Lake Charlevoix Coffee. The next session will be Feb. 26th. Make great connections, share your business ideas, discuss important topics such as top-of-mindness in strategic marketing, Boyne cross-marketing/promotion, and gain referrals along the way. People do business with those they like and trust. This small-group setting provides an atmosphere to become known and encouraged by other Boyne area business owners, representatives, organizational leads, and their representatives. No fees, no obligation. Request an invite to the Boyne Forward Facebook Group here. To learn more, contact Jamie Woodall, Associate Broker at Pat O'Brien, 231.923.9501.
College lectures on S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald and Africa
NCMC North Central Michigan College's Luncheon Lecture series for the winter semester continues on a variety of topics on Fridays in the College Library Conference Center. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon.
FEB. 21 - S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald.  
> Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 or email to reserve your place for each presentation. Cost is $12. Details on all the lectures.
FEB. 18 - AFRICAN NATIONS -  North Central will host an international lecture examining three diverse African nations on Tuesday, February 18, at 6:30 p.m. in room 312 of the Health Education and Science Center on the Petoskey campus. The lecture, titled "Journey to Africa," will be presented by Larry Cummings, North Central history professor. This lecture is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Details.
MARCH 4 - CONNECTING WITH CULTURES - North Central Michigan College will host an international lecture examining how volunteering with a non-governmental organization can connect individuals to the culture of a country. Heather Lewis, a Northern Michigan native, will present her lecture, "Connecting with Cultures Through NGOs," on Wednesday, March 4, at noon in the Library Conference Center on the Petoskey Campus. North Central's International Committee is sponsoring a free lunch of traditional Indian food. This lecture is free to attend, however RSVPs are required. Fifteen seats remain for lunch, which will be served at 11:45 a.m. Please call 231-348-6600 to reserve your seat. Details.
BARREL BACK 04069 N M75,  Walloon Lake , (231) 535-6000. Open daily @ 8:30AM
WINTER SPECIALS and promotions:
  Sunday - Build your own pasta night.
  Monday - Smoke house platter night. Array of our smoked meats.
  Tuesday - Taco Tuesday (Chefs Choice of three weekly)
  Wednesday - Half off one topping pizza night
  Thursday - Fish Fry
Entertainment, 6-9 p.m.:
Mondays: February 24th - Sean Bielbry
Tuesdays: February 25th - Holly Keller
Wednesdays: Pete Kehoe through February
BC LANES & THE VENUE SPORTS BAR , 1199 S. M-75, Boyne City. (231) 582-6353.
Open 7 days a week: Sunday 1-9PM, Mon-Thurs 3-10PM, Fri & Sat 3PM-12AM
FISH FRY - All you can eat fish fry on Fridays, $11.99 4-10PM,  served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR - Thursday-Friday 4-6PM & Sunday 1-3PM,  $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft.
LIVE MUSIC, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight on Saturdays:
February 22nd  - Country Thunder
February 29th - Derailed
March 7th - Northern Nites
March 14th - Gibson Seal
March 21st  - Tribe Of Chiefs
March 28th - Yankee Station
BOYNE CELTIC SESSION will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, March 1, in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. We invite the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music - free admission on the first and third Sundays of the month. Anyone wishing to receive a PDF of the book we use to play our music is encouraged to contact Gaeyle at 231-883-7664. 
BOYNE CITY TAPROOM / PINE LAKE LODGE, 220 S. Lake St., Boyne City,   (231) 459-4487. 
* Weekly Lunch Special - $7. Watch Facebook for details.
Nightly Specials:
  Tuesday - 1 lb. Basket of Ribs with Fries and coleslaw, $10
  Wednesday - Chicken Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes & gravy and carrots, $10
  Thursday - Half pound Pot Roast with mashed potatoes & gravy, $10
  Friday - AYCE Fish with Fries and coleslaw, $12.95
  Saturday - Chef's Choice
  Sunday - AYCE Pancakes, $6
* Kids eat free on Sunday with adult meal purchase
  THURSDAYS - Trivia Series at  6pm, downstairs in the Taproom. Prizes each week for the top three teams.
* FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m. on the following date:
Feb. 28 - Yankee Station

BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000.
Mountain Crawl MOUNTAIN CRAWLEvery Thursday at Boyne Mountain, walk, stumble or crawl to four different bars for the all-new Mountain Crawl. Make stops at four different locations - Everett's, Trophy Room Pub & Pizzeria, Forty Acres Tavern, and Eagle's Nest - and enjoy deliciously discounted beverages and appetizers. Stop at all and receive a Mountain Crawl Hat. Participants must be 21+ to participate. The specials are: $3 domestic drafts, $5 craft beer, $5 select wine, $5 select apps. You can also enjoy live music at Forty Acres Tavern and karaoke in the Snowflake Lounge.
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 8-11 pm unless noted
Thursday, Feb. 20 - Eric Jaqua
Friday, Feb. 21 - Michelle Chenard
Thursday, Feb. 27 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Feb. 28 - Holly Keller
Music from 7-10 p.m. in March:
Thursday, March 5 - Charlie Reager
Friday, March 6 - Chris Koury
Thursday, March 12 - Chris Calleja
Friday, March 13 - Jakey Thomas
Thursday, March 19 - Charlie Reager
Friday, March 20 - A Brighter Bloom
Thursday, March 26 - Chris Calleja
Friday, March 27 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, March 28 - Sean Bielby

Stein Erickson's Family Party
Saturday, Feb. 22 - DJ Roger Coates 
Saturday, Feb. 29 - Kids Apres Party
Saturday, March 7 - DJ Roger Coates
Saturday, March 14 - DJ Roger Coates **Kids Fest Weekend**

Vienna Room Karaoke 
**Canadian Week**
Wednesday, March 18 - Bill Da Cat, 7:30-10:30p

Snowflake Lounge
Saturday, Feb. 22 - Real Ingredients, 4-7
Wed., Feb. 26 - Zeke Clemons, 8-11
Saturday, Feb. 29 - Pistil Whips, 3-7
Wed., March 4 - A Brighter Bloom, 8-11
Saturday, March 7 - The Shifties, 4-7
Wed., March 11 - Pistil Whips, 8-11
Saturday, March 14 - The Real Ingredients, 4-7
Saturday, March 21 - Chris Calleja **Carnival Weekend**, 4-7

Snowflake Lounge, 8 p.m. -1 a.m. DJ's
Friday, March 6 - Tim Sato
Saturday, March 7 - Mike Langlois
Friday, March 13 - Tim Sato
Saturday, March 14 - Bill Oeming
Friday, March 20 - Tim Sato
Saturday, March 21 - Mike Williford **Carnival Weekend**
Friday, March 27 - Mike Williford
Mountain Express, 12-4 p.m. - DJs
Saturday, March 7 - Mike Williford
Saturday, March 14 - Mike Williford
Sunday, March 15 - Bill Da Cat
Saturday, March 21 - Bill Oeming, **Carnival Weekend**
Sunday, March 22 - **Slush Cup** Pistil Whips @ Alpenhut
BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS, 5325 US 131 N,  Boyne Falls,  (231) 373-2090.
Thursday, Feb. 20th - Boyne Area Chamber "Off The Clock" (5:30-7:30)
Saturday, Feb. 22nd - Michelle Chenard, 2:30-5:30pm
Tails Trails
Bring your dog for "Tails & Trails" event on Sunday.
Sunday, Feb 23rd - Tails and Trails event cosponsored with Hoppy Hound Coffee and Dog Bakery at the tasting room, including snowshoeing with your dogs, dog treats and then enjoying wine afterwards. 

Saturday, Feb. 29th - Nathan Bates, 2:30-5:30pm
Saturday, March 7th - Chris Calleja, 1:30-5:30pm
Saturday, March 14th - Chris Callej, 1:30-5:30pm
Saturday, March 21st - Sean Bielby, 2:30-5:30pm
Saturday, March 28th - Rush Clement, 1:30-5:30pm
Igloos and snowshoes are available.
 CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Americano breakfast special - 2 eggs your way, herbed potatoes, toast and jam, and a beverage for $7. Monday through Friday, 8-11am.
> Mondays, 6-9 p.m.:  $5 pizza special and Nathan Bates performs.
> Wednesdays and Thursdays - Winter Biergarten menu  of German food and $5 German beers, 11 a.m. to closing.
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:  February 21st - Ben Overbeek, 28th - Chris Koury.  March 6th - Michelle Chenard, 13th - Pete Kehoe Band, 20th - Nelson Olstrom, 27th - Under the Moon.
> Saturdays, 8-11 p.m.: February 22nd - Pete Kehoe, 29th - Brett Mitchell. March 7th - Sean Bielby, 14th - A Brighter Bloom, 21st - Chris Koury, 28th - Holly Keller.
FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588.
Thornetta Davis
Thornetta Davis
Open Tuesdays-Saturdays 11-6pm and by appointment, 231-675-7605. 
Closed Sundays and Mondays except Blue Mondays Open Mic Night from 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 5) on the second and fourth Mondays, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen.
Upcoming concerts:
March 14 - The Thornetta Davis Band returns to Freshwater
April 10 - Steve Poltz
May 9 - Eliza Gilkyson
  GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets, visit or call 231.439.2601. 
Friday, Feb. 28 - Accompanied by Tchaikovsky's beloved score, join the Interlochen Arts Academy Dance Company as they present the classic story of The Sleeping Beauty.
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.
> NEW! BEER CAP BINGO - Every Thursday at 7pm, join us for Beer Cap Bingo. We provide the game cards and the beer caps, you just have to get a BINGO. A different brewery will be here each week to chat beer and give out swag to the winners of each round.
February 20 - Short's Brewing Company
February 27 - Founder's Brewing Company
> Masterminds Trivia with Matt Hall every Wednesday, 7-9pm, teams of 1-8 people. Prizes for each week's winners, (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.
February 26 - 90's Trivia, (Wear some fun 90's gear)
March 25 - Television Trivia, (Dress as your favorite TV characters)
April 29 - 70's Trivia, (Wear your most fun 70's gear)
May 27 - Michigan Trivia, (Wear some gear that reminds you of our beautiful state - sports teams, mittens, Petoskey stones, etc.)  
RED MESA GRILL , 117 Water St, Boyne City, (231) 582-0049
Red Mesa "Casa Tuesdays" - $3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 food features and live music 6-9 p.m.:
Saturday, Feb. 22 - The Pistil Whips on National Margarita Day                 
Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Blake Elliott
March 3 - Chuck and Jamie (Charlie Witthoeft & Jamie Balousek)
March 10 - Buddha Sweet
March 17 - Project 6
March 24 - Lou Thumser
March 31 - Erik Jacqua
STIGGS BREWERY & KITCHEN, 112 S. Park St., Boyne City,  (231) 497-6100
Mondays - Smoked Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, $15.
Tuesdays - All-You-Can-Eat Smelt - Beer-battered French fries, cole slaw, $16.
Wednesdays - Smoked Chicken Alfredo and garlic bread, $12.
Thursdays - Burger & Pint Night, $10. 
Fridays - Taco Trio with your choice of BBQ pulled pork or BBQ smoked chicken, $10.
> 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, Feb. 21 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, Feb. 22 - Under The Moon
Wednesday, Feb. 26 - Open Mic Night
Friday, Feb. 28 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Feb. 29 - Holly Keller-Thompson
Friday, March 6 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, March 7 - Sydni K
Friday, March 13 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, March 14 - Something Great
Friday, March 20 - Under The Moon
Saturday, March 21 - Nelson Olstrom
Friday, March 27 - Chris Koury
Saturday, March 28 - Eric Jacqua

WHI-SKI INN , 2670 US 131 South, Boyne Falls, 231-549-3346.
Wine, Wings, and Whiskey all 20% off every Wednesday. 
LIVE MUSIC is 7-10 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, Feb. 21 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Feb. 22 - Crosscut Kings
Friday, Feb. 28 - The Lopers
Saturday, Feb. 29 - Mark Burk guest appearance
Lifetree Cafe
DÉJÀ VU, reincarnation, and past-life therapy will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m. The program - titled "Reincarnation: Have You Been Here Before?" - features filmed interviews with people describing past life experiences as well as religion experts who share views about the afterlife. "I felt I'd been places before," one interviewee says. "I moved to London when I was 22 years old. I'd never been there before, but knew exactly where to go, even though I didn't have a map with me. I knew all of the shortcuts to get places."   
> 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
Upsy Daisy

UPSY -DAISY FLORAL invites you to their Sip & Shop Customer Appreciation Day from 11 to 2 today, Thursday, Feb. 20th. 
Discounts and 5-minute Arbonne makeovers are offered. Upsy-Daisy is located at 5 West Main Street, phone (231) 582-0972.
BOYNE TRADING CO., 109 E Water St, invites you to join them this weekend for spectacular savings. Buy two items at 50% off each, receive a third item at equal or lesser value free.
HOUSING WAITING LISTS - Boyne City Housing Commission is currently accepting applications for the following waiting lists: Public Housing (Litzenburger Place Apartments and Family Housing), Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Deer Meadows Apartments. Applications can be obtained at 829 S. Park St., Boyne City, or by calling (231) 582-6203. Equal Housing Opportunity.

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION of the City of Boyne City is accepting applications for volunteers to serve on the commission. One position is available. If any city resident is interested in volunteering for this board or for further information please contact the City Clerk at 231-582-6597. Commission page on city website.
and McLaren Northern Michigan is offering free events across northern Michigan. Flier with list of events.

Atrium 300 SF OFFICE SPACE for lease for $300/month. Convenient location at the corner of Front & Main Streets in downtown Boyne City. First floor of the Atrium Inn with private exterior entrance. Includes heat, A/C, electricity and trash, shared restroom. Nearby public parking. Contact Lee at LE Design, cell phone: 317.258.1419  email:
OFFICE SPACES AVAILABLE - 800sf, 1,430sf, 1,440sf, or 3,670sf of office space available. Located in a beautiful building, center of town with lake views and natural light on One Water Street above Cafe Santé. $12/sf/yr includes common area maintenance (excluding utilities, internet, and trash). Call 989-732-9722 or
RETAIL AND/OR OFFICE SPACE available on Lake Street in downtown Boyne City. Approximately 2000 sq.ft. Public parking lot adjacent. Call 517-230-0914.
VISITORS GUIDE - The Boyne Area Chamber's Visitors Guide/Business Directory is available as a digital magazine as well as a beautiful 4-color printed magazine. It contains interactive content, including page-turning, links to websites and video, as well as a full search function. To view the digital publication,  click here

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