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Chamber Checks - ideal "shop local" gift is good all over town
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, 115 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 issued through Charlevoix State Bank by the Boyne Chamber and are redeemable much like a gift certificate or traveler's check. Chamber Checks are available in denominations of $10, $20 and $25 certificates. We appreciate advance notice for orders of 6 or more checks. If you have questions about Chamber Checks, call the Chamber at 231-582-6222 or email lisa@boynechamber.com.
HOLIDAY BONUSES - Chamber Checks are a great way to give holiday bonuses to your employees. Already this year we have filled an order for a total of more than $8,000 in Chamber Checks from one local employer. It's a great way to reward your employees and keep money local!
PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES are listed here. To add your business to this list, email lisa@boynechamber.com.
Shop in your pajamas Nov. 23rd for Earlier Than the Bird
Earlier Bird mug
Shoppers get an Earlier Than The Bird mug - while they last.
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, by visiting the Sunset Park Log Cabin. (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. Earlier Than the Bird poster.
> 25 PARTICIPATING STORES & RESTAURANTS are listed hereMerchants can add their Earlier Bird special offer to this list by 5 p.m. Friday, if they email lisa@boynechamber.com. This list will be will be included on the Chamber and Main Street websites, in this newsletter and fliers available at the event and participating stores.
> RISE & DINE - Our local restaurants and food purveyors are offering Rise and Dine Specials for our friends in their pajamas.
> WARMING HOUSESchraw & Associates will open its doors as a warming house with free coffee, free hot chocolate and warm restrooms for shoppers in their pajamas.
> PAINT IN YOUR PAJAMAS - Create Community Arts Studio is having a special painting event for kids and families from 9 to 11 a.m. Details below.
Berkshire Hathaway

www.davidbeek.com   *   231-216-1000
Boyne Thunder celebrates 16 years by raising $122,000 in 2019
Thunder checks
From left are Chris Bandy, Main Street Board Chair; Elizabeth Looze, Challenge Mountain Executive Director; Bill Aten, Challenge Mountain Board Chair; Becky, Camp Quality Representative; Kelsie King-Duff, Main Street Executive Director; and Bob Alger, Boyne Thunder Committee Chair.
The 16th annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run in July brought speed, thunder, and excitement to Northern Michigan, and over $122,000 in proceeds to Camp Quality, Challenge Mountain and Boyne City Main Street. The event has now raised over $1.1 million total since its inception in 2004. For a highlight video of this year's event, visit
www.boynethunder.com . Boyne Thunder is coordinated by Boyne City Main Street and supports Camp Quality, a non-profit organization serving children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship; Challenge Mountain, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching and improving lives for the mentally and physically challenged through outdoor recreation and Boyne City Main Street.
The poker run showcases 120 high performance boats from all over the country, roaring through the waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on a 130-mile excursion in search of the best poker hand. The 2020 event will take place on July 10 and 11. For more information, visit www.boynethunder.com
Boyne Mountain
Boyne Mountain has received plenty of natural snow, and their snow guns have been making more, thanks to recent cold temperatures.
Friday is opening day for hunters AND skiers
Boyne Mountain Resort will be opening for the 2019/20 winter season this Friday, November 15 at 9 a.m. Open trails will be Victor, Pierson, Hemlock, Deer Run and Boyneland. Open lifts will be Victor, Mountain Express and Boyneland. They will be open for skiing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend. Cost is $45 for all ages. Season pass holders who have not received their passes in the mail may pick up their pass at the Season Pass desk. Current conditions & webcams.
Ribbon-cutting is Friday for Hoppy Hound Coffee/Dog Bakery
Hoppy Hound Everyone is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new  Hoppy Hound Coffee & Dog Bakery at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15th. Owner Ivette Lopez is "very excited to proudly be serving the Boyne City Community. When I moved here 9 years ago I knew no one and moving here as been the most amazing experience!"
"This community has welcomed me with open arms and has helped me so much to grow and make my dream a reality," said Lopez, who also owns the adjacent Outdoor Beerdsman store. She says, "We will be serving the best coffee and dog treats In town. We look forward to meeting your furry kids, and thanks for letting me be a part of this wonderful town I call home!" News-Review story.
Mark your calendar for these holiday events
Open house We're heading into the holiday season and we've got details on lots of great local events:
NOV. 23 - Earlier Than The Bird - Two dozen stores offer great shopping deals from 7-11 a.m. for anyone wearing their pajamas.*
NOV. 27 - Lighting of the Village in Walloon Lake, 6-9 p.m.
NOV. 28 - Turkey Trots in Boyne City and Charlevoix on Thanksgiving morning.*
NOV. 28 - Community Thanksgiving Dinners at the Eagles in Boyne City and the Whi-Ski Inn in Boyne Falls.* 
NOV. 29 - Santa Parade/Downtown Open House in Boyne City. Includes tree lighting and a live Nativity scene.*
DEC. 1 - Breakfast With Santa at Water Street Cafe from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.*
DEC. 4 - Lights of Love tree-lighting remembrance ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on the Dilworth Hotel porch followed by dinner at Water Street Café.*
DEC. 7 - Holiday Hobby Craft Show presents 150 arts and crafts vendors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Boyne City High School, benefiting the school Booster Foundation.*
DEC. 12 - Holiday Business After Hours hosted by Resort Rentals North from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at one of their vacation rental homes, 1113 Marshall Road.
DEC. 13 - Six-for-one Day for skiers on Friday, and Holiday Open House with Santa and more on Saturday night at Boyne Mountain Resort.
* = details below in this newsletter 
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Bonus coupon redeemable from January 1 through May 31, 2020.
Eagles and Whi-Ski Inn to host community Thanksgiving dinners
Eagles Thanksgiving
Preparing Thanksgiving dinner at the Eagles Hall last year.
The Boyne City Eagles will host their annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at the Eagles Hall, 106 River St. The dinner is open to the public, and there is no charge. Dinner includes turkey, stuffing, potatoes and gravy, vegetables and desserts. Anyone who would like to volunteer or donate food is asked to call the Eagles in advance at 231-582-6904. Also call if you are housebound and would like a meal delivered - give us your name, address and phone. Please consider bringing a monetary donation or a non-perishable food item; proceeds will be divided among local food pantries.
THE WHI-SKI INN of Boyne Falls is hosting their 4th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 12-4 p.m. They will be preparing a delicious meal with all the fixin's for anyone that would like to stop in and enjoy. The meal will be by donation of your choice or by bringing in non-perishable food items. All proceeds will benefit the Boyne Valley Food Pantry. This is "just a way to show our thanks and to give back to the community," the Whi-Ski Inn owners say. "Take a break from cooking this year and come on down for a traditional holiday dinner, watch a little football and give back to others at the same time."
> SENIOR CENTERS in Charlevoix County will have a special Thanksgiving celebration on Friday, Nov. 22 . They will have a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings from 11:45 to 12:30 p.m. plus musical entertainment from Monty in Boyne City. The Boyne Area Senior Center is located at 411 E Division St.
Santa Parade, downtown open house, tree lighting on Nov. 29
Boyne City Main Street is pleased to present the Holiday Open House and Santa Parade on Friday, Nov. 29 (the day after Thanksgiving) from 5 to 9 p.m. A true community celebration of the season, the open house begins at 5 p.m. with refreshments at businesses throughout the downtown, and the parade starts at 6 p.m. Boyne Area Girl Scouts will light the Community Christmas Tree in Old City Park at 5 p.m. Following the tree lighting the Girl Scouts will lead holiday revelers in caroling. Santa will arrive on his horse-drawn sleigh in the parade, joined by some of his elves from the North Pole. Those participating in the parade must send in a parade registration form and line up on East Main Street between East and Park Streets starting at 5:30 p.m. The parade route will follow Lake Street to Water Street through the heart of downtown. After the parade, children can visit with Santa at a NEW LOCATION, the Sunset Park Log Cabin. For more information, contact Boyne City Main Street at 231-582-9009. Parade/Open House poster.
MRS. CLAUS AT THE LOG CABIN - The morning after the parade, Saturday, November 30th, Mrs. Claus will be at the log cabin from 10 a.m. until noon to receive letters for Santa. Stop by and say hello!
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for the Santa Parade from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to help with road closures and to wear fun holiday costumes. Please Karen Guzniczak at 231-582-2355 if you are interested.
LIVE NATIVITY SCENE - Returning this year will be a live Nativity scene at Coldwell Banker Real Estate, 231 Water St., from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Kids can feed and pet Gunther the Camel, a donkey, goats and sheep. Hot chocolate, chili, hot dogs from Family Fare, coffee, cookies from McDonald's and sample pours from Stiggs Brewery will be provided.
Community Christmas gearing up to help the less fortunate
Community Christmas As we start gearing up for the 2019 holiday season, Boyne Area Community Christmas asks that you remember those less fortunate by making a donation.  Non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys, games and books can be dropped off Monday through Thursday beginning Dec. 2 through Dec.16, from 10am-2pm at the Boyne City Education Center, Pine Street entrance. 
For monetary donations, please make checks payable to Boyne Area Community Christmas and send them c/o Eleanor West, Treasurer at 915 Robinson Street #15, Boyne City, MI 49712.
For additional information or to submit the name of a child in need, contact Heather Ross at (231) 459-5588.
From all the volunteers at Boyne Area Community Christmas and the many grateful families of our community, thank you for your continued support and generosity!
Take this city survey to give input on Parks and Recreation Plan
City of Boyne City
The City of Boyne City is currently in the process of updating its five-year Parks and Recreation Plan. The City would like to gather as much information from the community as possible to plan and prioritize projects for the future of the parks and recreation system. An online survey has been developed as an opportunity for the community residents to give their feedback. Click the link to go directly to the survey. The survey will be available through November 17. 
The City would also like to get your feedback on two properties as a concurrent planning effort. The lower portion of Avalanche and the Open Space park are going through a preliminary design phase. It is the City's desire to prepare a design plan for these two properties to sustain a long-term improvement plan. There will be community input sessions available in January and February to gather the public's comments for the vision of these two projects. 
Please check this newsletter and the City's website at  www.cityofboynecity.com for more information about the upcoming public input opportunities.
New name in 2020 is "Off the Clock" 
Let us know if you'd like to host Business After Hours in 2020
off the clock
The Boyne Area Chamber is changing the name of Business After Hours to "Off the Clock" starting in the new year, and we're looking for businesses to host the monthly networking events. The day and time are not changing - 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.  We are asking Chamber members who are interested in hosting an "Off the Clock" to tell us which month or months you would be interested in hosting. Please email your request by November 15th , along with your business name and contact person, to Kim@boynechamber.com . We appreciate you giving us a choice of months that would work for you, so we can work everyone into the schedule. If we get more requests than we have openings, we will do a drawing.
When your business hosts an "Off the Clock" you are required to provide a venue, refreshments, and one raffle item. Partnering with another business is encouraged.
> Here are the available dates (January is our annual Awards Gala and we take July and August off):  February 20th,  March 19th,  April 16th,  May 21st,  June 18th,  September 17th,  October 15th,  November 19th,  December 17th.
Boyne Eta Nu Lights of Love honors loved ones, benefits Hospice
Lights of love
Lights of Love organizers include, from left, Connie Tenkel, Pati Scott, Candy Greene, Jeanne Marriott and Sharon Kemp.
The Boyne Eta Nu Charities annual "Lights of Love" tree lighting remembrance ceremony will take place Wednesday, December 4, at 6:30 p.m. on the Dilworth Hotel porch. This special event offers an opportunity for community members to honor and remember loved ones during the holiday season and raise money for Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist. NMHA is a non-medical hospice service specializing in volunteer and grief support for those facing illness and loss in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego Counties. In the past 32 years, Boyne Eta Nu has raised over $107,000 for Hospice.
You can help decorate our Lights of Love tree by purchasing a green, blue, red or gold light ranging from $5 to $30. For a $40 contribution, you will receive a personalized "heart of love" with the name of your loved one that will hang on the tree during the month of December. All monies collected will go to the Hospice Assist program. We will accept donations through December and distribute the personalized hearts after the New Year. 
Light of Love flyers with donation information for lights, hearts or reserving for our post-ceremony dinner at Water Street Cafe are available online, at the Boyne Area Chamber and the Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist office at 220 West Garfield, Charlevoix. Those wishing to make direct contributions may do so via mail to Pati Scott, 4408 E. Fontenoy, Boyne City MI 49712. Donations are tax-deductible and accepted through the end of this year. Please make checks payable to Boyne Eta Nu Charities.
> For additional information visit Boyne Eta Nu Charities on Facebook or contact Pati Scott at patiski13@gmail.com or call 231-758-2496. 
Double your giving power to Humane Society on Giving Tuesday
Humane Society
Now is a great time to double your investment in saving the lives of dogs and cats at the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. Your previous support has helped thousands of animals recover from injuries and illnesses and find forever homes. By donating now, we are able to double your donation, helping twice as much as ever before. $10 = $20, $50 = $100, etc.
Why? Because the Charlevoix Area Humane Society has joined the National Giving Tuesday campaign, and we have some generous supporters who will match donations on Tuesday, December 3rd. Please help us take advantage of their bighearted offers and maximize your donation.
Your tax-deductible donation, in addition to providing shelter, food and medical care for homeless animals, will make it possible to accomplish two critically needed improvements. First, is to purchase a ventilation system, which we don't have, to curb airborne viruses and keep shelter animals healthy while they wait to be adopted. This would include a new heating and cooling system. Second, to provide an in-house surgical room, making it possible for us to spay and neuter our shelter dogs and cats, which will save tens of thousands of dollars year after year.
> Please write "Giving Tuesday" on the memo line of your check, or on December 3rd donate online at www.charlevoixhumane.org or call 231-582-6774 to make a donation with your credit card.
United Way seeks 211 phone service donations on Giving Tuesday
211 United Way Char-Em United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. One way we achieve this goal is by funding 211 - an information and referral hotline available 24/7 year-round by phone, text, chat or web search. The call line is staffed by trained specialists who connect the caller with free and sliding scale resources available in our community. Any unmet needs are reported back to help identify gaps in services, allowing us to guide conversations on community needs. This Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, help our community get connected to all the resources available with one call by making a donation here.
Lions, Munson, MSU partner for free diabetes screening today
World Diabetes Day
The Boyne Valley Lions Club is working with Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital and MSU Extension Services to provide free diabetes screening for the community on World Diabetes Day, Thursday, November 14th. The screening will be held  from 10AM until 2PM at Boyne City Hall, 319 North Lake Street. Additional healthcare professionals will be on hand to answer questions and provide referrals on how diabetes affects oral care, vision, and other diabetes-related topics.  Diabetes is expected to affect 522 million people by 2030, which is why the Boyne Valley Lions and their partners are working to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the individual and to promote the role of the family in the management, care, prevention and education of the condition.
> The Lions Club meets every Wednesday at the Boyne District Library at noon. For information on becoming a Lion, contact James Richman, Membership Chairman, at mr.richman@gmail.com.
City seeks applicants for BC Housing Commission
City of Boyne City Applications are being accepted for a volunteer member of the Boyne City Housing Commission. This five-member group oversees and helps set policies regarding the Litzenburger Place housing development at Division and Park Streets, multiple single-family homes in Boyne City and housing vouchers. A strong willingness to serve along with financial or housing backgrounds is a plus. The Housing Commission generally meets once a month. Terms are for five years. Applications are available at the Boyne City City Hall or online here For more information please contact Housing Commission Executive Director Jane MacKenzie at 231-582-6203.
County looks for business people for Planning Commission
The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners say they "would like to make every effort to appoint a member from Business and Industry to the Charlevoix County Planning Commission." Anyone interested in serving on the Planning Commission may submit their application and qualifications no later than November 20, to the Charlevoix County Clerk, 203 Antrim Street, Charlevoix. Anyone with questions may contact the County Clerk at 231-547-7200 or clerk@.charlevoixcounty.org
Pitch Night winners compete in Grand Event Nov. 20 at Boyne Mtn
Grand Event
Come out and cheer on the top three winners of Antrim Pitch Night and Invest Cheboygan County as they compete for their share of an additional $18,000 in startup funds for their businesses. The final Grand Event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 20 at Boyne Mountain Resort, with doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is free, but you must reserve a seat; click here to RSVP . Details on the event and the final competitors.
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, November 18th, 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 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 (except in December), and future open meetings are slated to be held at Cafe Sante.
Last chance to donate a turkey for Good Neighbors Pantry
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
In the News

   City officials and officers honor retiring Police Chief Jeff Gaither - Story

   How local news covered the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975 - Story

   City hires firm to  help with Open Space & Avalanche park planning - Story

    Always family: Arch & Trish  Wright make unique adoption official - Story
Newsletter readership is up more than 12% over last year
The Chamber/Main Street E-News is enjoying readership gains of more than 12% in the past year. This newsletter was opened by an average of 1,369 people per week in October 2019, up from 1,218 per week in in October of 2018. That's increased exposure for the chamber and also for our members' news releases and advertising. The Boyne Business News  comes to your inbox each Thursday morning. If you have news for next week, please send it by Tuesday to  jim@boynechamber.com . You can reach our readers 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 21st, and we are now taking reservations for 2020.
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Higher Ground
Higher Ground At Lake Louise
John McLintock, Executive Director
10750 Stafford Road
Boyne Falls, MI 49713
(231) 549-2889
Website: 
Camp Lake Louise is now Higher Ground at Lake Louise! A brand new name, but our purpose remains the same: faithfully leading campers to know, love, and serve God for over 80 years. Read more about the change. Higher Ground at Lake Louise is a Christian summer camp located in the peaceful woods of northern Michigan outside of Boyne Falls. Nestled along spring-fed Thumb Lake, Higher Ground at Lake Louise is a retreat from the hustle of life. The stars light the night sky and the laughter of campers fills the air. Higher Ground at Lake Louise offers a beautiful beach, fun lake activities and a setting away from the noises and distractions of the city. We have been serving campers of all ages for over 80 years. Each year we strive to lead campers to know God, love God, and serve God through faith in Jesus Christ. 
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.

RN/LPN Clinical Business Manager - The Brook of Boyne City has an exceptional opportunity for a RN/LPN Clinical Business Manager. The Brook offers Independent and Assisted Living care for seniors in our 42 unit facility. This person is responsible for the overall day to day operations of the community including the clinical operations and will work in collaboration with the Corporate Support Staff. Monday through Friday day shift. $22 - $25 hourly. Details.

Home-Delivered Meals Driver / Kitchen Helper - Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is seeking a part time Home Delivered Meals Driver/Kitchen Helper for the Boyne Area Senior Center.  This position is Monday through Friday, for the hours between 10a - 2p, for up to 20 hours a week. May through September on Wednesdays the work day hours are 3p-7p. Details.
FUN
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
Buck pole
Sign up by today for Boyne Co-op's 8th annual Buck Pole Contest 
Boyne Co-op True Value will be hosting the 8th Annual Boyne Area Buck Pole Contest on Nov. 15 & 16. The registration and raffle fee is $20. Deadline to register is 5:30 p.m, on Thursday, Nov. 14th at Boyne Co-op, 113 S. Park St., Boyne City. Men's Division first prize is a 270 rifle, the Women's Division first prize is a 30/60 rifle, and the Youth Division first prize is a Shoulder Mount from Northwoods Taxidermy. 
All bucks hung will receive a prize and shirt. Must be present to win raffle prizes. Hot dogs, chili and beverages will be served at 5pm with awards and raffle prizes presented at 6pm on Nov. 16th. Proceeds will benefit the Boyne Eta Nu Charities Dressed for Chill program. Call (231) 582-9971 for more information.
> Photo at right: Miki Campbell with her 10-point buck from the 2018 contest.
Painting Kids can paint in their pajamas at Create Arts Studio during Earlier Than The Bird
Create Community Arts Studio will be waking up early for Boyne City's "Earlier than the Bird" event. We will be painting in our pajamas from 9 to 11 a.m. while your family enjoys a little shopping. This event is open to children and families, and children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. 
This painting is created by following along with instructor Jen Barratt. We ask participants to arrive promptly before 9 a.m. so we can begin together. Call the studio to make reservations: 231-459-4066. Drop ins are welcome but reservations are suggested. Class fee is $20 for each participating artist. There is no charge for adults assisting children.
Magnum bonus Magnum Hospitality Bonus Blitz: $100 = $120 after Jan. 1
For every $100 worth of Magnum Hospitality Gift Cards purchased between now and Dec. 15, you will receive a $20 bonus certificate to be used on a future visit to your favorite Magnum Restaurant - Red Mesa Grill, Cafe Santé or Pearl's - or online at www.magnumhospitality.com. The bonus coupons can be redeemed from Jan. 1 through May 31, 2020.
Rivalry Ski Giveaway - do you want to win green skis or blue?
Ski Rivalry Your favorite northern Michigan resort is bringing you an opportunity to ride into this season on a new pair of sticks from Shaggy's Copper Country Skis. There are two pairs up for grabs - carve corduroy on the green and white pair or rip through some fresh on maize and blue. Sooo...are you ready for some football?
Here's how to play:
  • Click here and choose your team
  • Guess the total points scored during the Michigan vs. Michigan State football game on November 16th. 
  • Fill in your info.
  • BOOM. You're in it to win it! 
Two pairs of skis, two winners. Join us at the game in Ann Arbor on November 16 in the Fanfest section of tailgate for fun, fresh swag, and a chance to touch the skis. Plus, Alterra is teaming up with us to give away a 2019/20 Ikon Pass at the game. So really, three winners.
Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market is planned for November 27th
The Boyne City Farmers Market continues in the lobby of City Hall from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday - and a special pre-Thanksgiving market is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 27th. Click here for a list of Thanksgiving meal items that are provided by our market vendors. They include: meat and fish, potatoes, salad fixings, microgreens, vegetables (beets, carrots, rutabaga, squash, leeks, winter radishes, cabbage, collards, kohllrabi, brussel sprouts, parsnips, kale, chard and more), herbs for seasonings (thyme, rosemary, onion, garlic, shallot, black garlic and more), ingredients for stuffing,  wild rice, dinner rolls, pie pumpkins, apples, honey, breakfast items, desserts, drinks and lavender.
> There will not be a market the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 30.
MARKET MUSIC - Thanks to our sponsors, Blissfest and Grain Train:  Nov. 16th - Dwain Martin, 23rd - Sean Miller. There will be no market on Nov. 30th. Dec. 7th - Mike Bass, 14th - Liz Thorp, 21st - Kirby, 28th - Dolph.
> 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.
Water Street Cafe hosts Breakfast with Santa on December 1st
Water Street Cafe is hosting Breakfast With Santa from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, December 1st. An expanded Christmas-themed buffet will be served for $15 for adults and $6 for kids 12 and under. All of the cafe employees will be dressed as Santa's elves and helpers. Pictures with Santa will be available for $5, and those funds will be donated to Boyne Area Community Christmas, which provides meals, toys and clothing for local families for the holidays. Anyone attending on this or other days is invited to drop off canned food items that will be donated to local food pantries, and the cafe will also have a Giving Tree with local donation opportunities.
School Boosters sponsor 41st Holiday Hobby Craft Show Dec. 7
Craft show The Holiday Hobby Craft Show will again present 150 arts and crafts vendors when it is held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Boyne City High School. Admission is $2 for adults and no charge for students. Hourly drawings will be held for $20 Boyne Chamber Checks giveaways. Refreshments are also available for this 41st annual event that raises funds for the Boyne City Booster Foundation. The Booster Foundation's fundraising efforts help support all arts, academics, and athletics for Boyne City Public School students. For information contact Colleen Calo at 231-582-6156.  Vendor application and details.
Spinning 'Spinning with a View' classes return to balanced living 
"Spinning with a View" has returned to  balanced living at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The cost is still only $10 per class. 

No evening classes are scheduled, but if you have a group of four or more people who are willing to commit and pre-pay, evening classes can be added.  
Hotel has a 2-for-1 offer for military/emergency responders
Hotel Walloon Hotel Walloon would like to formally express their appreciation to all military personnel and emergency responders (firefighters, EMS, law enforcement and gold star families) by inviting them to stay at Hotel Walloon. The entire month of November, the hotel is offering a special promotion to purchase one night's stay and receive the next night free, compliments of the hotel. 
Hotel Walloon is a privately-owned AAA Four Diamond luxury boutique hotel with 32 unique guest rooms. The hotel features complimentary valet service, a private bar exclusively for hotel guests and four complimentary food offerings during the day including continental breakfast, fresh snacks, an assortment of hors d'oeuvres in the evening, followed by a dessert display. The hotel also offers a billiards room, 24-hour fitness facility and an outdoor heated spa whirlpool.Just a few steps away is the casual experience of Barrel Back Restaurant or the fine dining establishment, the Walloon Lake Inn.  Please call the front desk concierge to inquire about rates and availability at (231) 535-5000. For more information visit www.hotelwalloon.com
> Special rate details: Must book two consecutive nights and show valid form of military ID or emergency responder ID upon check-in. Valid November 1-30.  
Boyne Kiwanis, Charlevoix Hospital host Turkey Trot 5k runs
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.
> MUNSON CHARLEVOIX HOSPITAL will host their 9th annual 5k Turkey Trot at 8:30 on Thanksgiving morning. The run/walk starts and ends at the hospital parking lot (14700 Lake Shore Drive). Register online, in person at our Wellness Workshop (411 Bridge St., Charlevoix) or on the day of the event from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Register by November 24th to guarantee your long-sleeved t-shirt - or upgrade to a sweatshirt. Early shirt pickup available from 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 27 at the Wellness Workshop. Please bring a non-perishable food item to help support local food pantries. Costumes and leashed pets are encouraged - and you can get your photos taken at our photo booth. The Wellness Workshop will be open from 8:30-11am to serve as a warming station along the Turkey Trot route, providing hot chocolate, a warm place to rest, and use of the restroom or baby changing station as needed. New this year, medals for gold, silver and bronze will be awarded in several categories. Registration and details.
BCHS dinner theater sold out; Show-only tickets available
Boyne Meets Broadway Boyne Meets Broadway dinner theater tickets are sold out but show-only tickets are available for performances on Friday & Saturday, Nov. 22-23. The  90-minute Broadway revue will begin around 7:30 followed by dessert and coffee in the Commons. 
Tickets for the show are $15 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.
Senior center Thanksgiving celebration set for Friday, Nov. 22
Senior Center The Boyne Area Senior Center is hosting daily lunches on weekdays including their  Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration on Friday, November 22.
All county senior centers and the Commission on Aging Office will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, in celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday. 
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 Boyne Area Senior Center is located at 411 E. Division St., Boyne City, 231-582-6682. Site coordinator is Loretta Bayless .
Lectures look at robotics competition, India, conspiracy theories 
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 the upcoming lectures:
November 15 -  First Robotics international robotics competition for high school students is said to be the ultimate sport for the mind, and Petoskey High School is in the thick of it.
November 22 - Urban sustainability in India: Is it possible?
December 6 - Conspiracy theories, fake news, media and politics.
December 13 - Kayaking Lake Superior.
> Details.  
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:
  Mondays, 6-9 p.m.: Nov. 17th & 24th - Sean Bielby.
  Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.: Nov. 18th & 25th - Phillip McLellan.
  Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.: Nov. 20th - Pete Kehoe; 27th - Michelle Chenard.
 
BC LANES & THE VENUE SPORTS BAR , 1199 S. M-75, Boyne City. (231) 582-6353.
Open 7 days a week: Sunday 1-9PM, Mon-Thurs 3-10PM, Fri & Sat 3PM-12AM
FISH FRY - All you can eat fish fry on Fridays, $11.99 4-10PM,  served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR - Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM,  $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft.
LIVE MUSIC, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight:
November 16th - Scarkazm
November 23rd - Yankee Station
November 30th - Pete "big Dog" Fetters
December 7th - Northern Nites
December 14th - Tribe Of Chiefs
December 28th - Scarkazm
December 31st  - Gibson Seal
 
BOYNE CELTIC SESSION will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 17, in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. We invite the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music - free admission on the first and third Sundays of the month. Anyone wishing to receive a PDF of the book we use to play our music is encouraged to contact Gaeyle at 231-883-7664. 
 
BOYNE CITY TAPROOM/PINE LAKE LODGE, 220 S. Lake St., Boyne City,  (231) 459-4487. 
* Weekly Lunch Special - $7. Watch Facebook for details
* Nightly Specials:
  Tuesday - 1 lb Basket of Ribs with Fries and coleslaw, $10
  Wednesday - Fried Chicken with Fries and coleslaw, $10
  Thursday - Half pound Pot Roast with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, $10
  Friday - AYCE Fish with Fries and coleslaw, $12.95
  Saturday - Chef's Choice
  Sunday - AYCE Pancakes, $6
* All Day Tappy Hour on Sundays
* Kids eat free on Sunday with adult meal purchase
* Nov. 15th Deer Widows Ladies Night food & drink specials and music
* MSU/UofM Tailgate Party - November 16 - game time specials
THURSDAYS - Fall Trivia Series at 
7pm. Prizes each week for top three teams. Any new team that joins between by 12/5 receives two free one-topping pizzas after attending three times.
FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m. unless noted.
Nov. 22 - Marsupials
Nov. 27 - BioMassive  (Wednesday before Thanksgiving)
Nov. 29 - Yankee Station
Dec 6 - The Shifties
Dec 13 - Tribe of Chiefs
Dec 20 - Yankee Station
Dec 27 - BioMassive
Dec 28 - Jelly Rolls

BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 6-9 p.m. unless noted
Saturday, Nov. 16  - Under the Moon
Saturday, Nov. 23 - Holly Keller
Saturday, Nov. 30 - Michelle Chenard
Saturday, Dec. 7 - Charlie Reager
Saturday, Dec. 14 - Sean Bielby
Thursday, Dec. 19 - Charlie Reager, 7-10 pm
Friday, Dec. 20 - Eric Jaqua, 7-10 pm
Thursday, Dec. 26 - Michelle Chenard, 8-11 pm
Friday, Dec. 27 - Chris Calleja, 8-11 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 31 - Pistil Whips, 8-11 pm
Stein Erickson's, 6-9 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 24 - Nelson Olstrom
Wednesday, Dec. 25 - Chris Calleja
Tuesday, Dec. 31 - Under the Moon

Snowflake Lounge, 4-7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 26 - The Real Ingredients
Friday, Dec. 27 - Chris Calleja
Saturday, Dec. 28 - Pistil Whips
Sunday, Dec. 29 - A Brighter Bloom
Monday, Dec. 30 - Charlie Reager
Tuesday, Dec. 31 - Zeke Clemons
Snowflake Lounge, DJ Mike or DJ Bill Da Cat e very Saturday plus Dec. 26 thru 31
Mountain Express - DJ Bill Da Cat, 12-4 p.m. Dec. 26-31

BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS5325 US 131 N,  Boyne Falls,  (231) 373-2099.
> Come celebrate Boyne Valley  Vineyards' One-Month Anniversary this weekend (Friday and Saturday, Nov 15th/16th) with live music, MSU/UM football, food and, of course, great wine.
> Live music on Friday/Saturday (Nov 15th/16th) - Sean Bielby (Friday) from 5:30pm-8:30pm and Chris Calleja (Saturday) from 1:30pm-5:30pm.
Saturday (Nov 16th) - Shop & Sip (12pm-6pm) including the following local artists: 
* Sew UP Style Co.
* The Outdoor Beerdsman
* Daniel Duncan Studio and Woodwork
* JB Art & Craft 
* Smitten With Knitn
* M.A. Lippe Baby Designs

 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.  .
> Friday, Nov. 29th 8-11pm - Pete Kehoe performs.
> Saturday, Nov. 30th 8-11pm - Under the Moon performs
 
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. 
Nov. 17th - Downtown Abbey - Come to the Great Lakes Center for the Arts for the Great Lakes Cinema Series: Downton Abbey on Sunday, November 17th at 2 p.m., all seats are just $8.50. Scandal, romance, and intrigue - see the grand motion picture adaptation of the worldwide TV phenomenon,on the Center's 45-foot cinema screen with theatrical Dolby surround sound.
 
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.
  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!)
 
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.:
Nov. 19 - The Real Ingredients
Nov. 26 - Blake Elliot
Dec. 3 - Sean Bielby
Dec. 10 - Brett Mitchell
Dec. 17 - Blake Elliott
Dec. 24 - Closed on Christmas Eve
Dec. 31 - Tic Tac Go

 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:
Thursday, Nov. 14 - Burger, Beer & Blues Night, 5 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 15 - Under the Moon, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16 - Something Great
Friday, Nov. 22 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, Nov. 23 - Sydni K, 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 29 - Chris Koury 
Saturday, Nov. 30 - Jeff Pagel
NEWS BRIEFS  
Lifetree Cafe
CHOOSE TO BE EXTRAORDINARY - Tips for transforming a normal life into a remarkable one is set to be discussed and shared at Lifetree Café on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. The program, titled "Make a Difference Now: Choose to Be Extraordinary," includes a filmed interview with internationally acclaimed author and speaker Mark Sanborn, who will share his thoughts on living an exceptional life. Sanborn investigated this topic in his popular book The Fred Factor, the story of Fred the postman. "Nobody can prevent you from being extraordinary," says Sanborn. "Anyone can be a Fred, but not everyone chooses to be a Fred."
> 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.

SPORTS IMPACT LUNCHEON - Bear River Health of Walloon Lake is advising  sports fans to save the date for their next Sports Impact Luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 25, featuring a discussion with Herman Moore, Detroit Lions legend, on how addiction affects us all. Moore played from 1991-2001. Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A private VIP Reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Sponsorship and vendor booths are available - call 231-535-2822 x 3006 for details. More detailed information is coming soon on how to purchase event tickets.
Astronomy Club
NORTHERN MICHIGAN ASTRONOMY CLUB - Rod Cortright will present on the Very Large Array, the largest radio observatory in North America. The VLA has made significant contributions to our knowledge of the universe. The meeting will be at the Wildwood Observatory, located one mile north of Boyne City at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 14th, at 1825 Wildwood Heights Road. The Wildwood Observatory is a small private observatory built by Rod and Michelle Cortright. It is used for observing and astrophotography. The club was formed in 2011 to promote interest in astronomy in the Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet County area. All are welcome. Directions and details
CAN DRIVE FUNDRAISER - Let us help you clean out your returnables... the Boyne City High School Robotics Team is hosting a can drive. We will pick them up from your home or business if you call Missy at 231-675-1805. The Robotics Team is a hands on STEM program. It also teaches valuable life skills such as leadership, innovasion, self-confidence and communication. Read more about the Boyne City Robotics team.
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.
OFFICE SPACE - 16 x 12 ft. at 120 Water Street in downtown Boyne City. All utilities included including free Internet. One-year lease at $350/month + security deposit. Call 231-675-5014.
OFFICE SPACE - 5 month rental. Fully furnished office in a small house in Boyne City. All the comforts of home including office desks (2), storage space, 3 ft x 6 ft conference table, WIFI, printer, TV and utilities included. Lots of parking, Available December 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020. $1200 per month. Call Sue at 602-677-1953.
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.
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