Chamber, Main Street host open house at noon today
The signs are up at our new offices and the Boyne Area Chamber and Boyne City Main Street will host an Open House today, Thursday, from 12 to 3 p.m. We'll have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon followed by light refreshments and tours of the offices. The addresses are 113 &115 S. Lake St.
The Chamber office wants your brochures!
Chamber members, the summer season is nearly upon us and we need your most current brochures, rack cards, and business cards! Please drop off up to 25 of your promotional handouts to our new location, 115 S. Lake Street, Suite A.
Duck Race tickets on sale; You could win $1,000 on 4th of July
We're getting our ducks in a row in preparation for the Duck Race!
$10 tickets are now on sale for the Boyne Chamber's 31st annual Duck Race at 2 p.m. on July 4th in the Boyne River. You can purchase tickets at the Chamber office, 115 S. Lake Street, and at Lynda's Real Estate Service, 27 S. Lake Street. Starting June 19th, you will also be able to buy duck tickets at Evenings at the Gazebo concerts in Old City Park.
The Boyne City Fire Department will once again bring its hi-rise ladder truck to the Harbor House Publishers parking lot and will start the duck race with a big splash as they drop 1,200 rubber ducks from "way up high" into the Boyne River.
Hundreds of cheering spectators will be watching as the
ducks float down the river to the finish line behind Lynda's Real Estate. Each ticket and duck is numbered, and the lucky owner of the fastest duck will win $1,000. Second prize is $250, third prize $100, and 4th through 10th prizes are $50 each.
> Thanks to our raffle ticket sponsor, Marty Moody of Lynda's Real Estate Service. Marty's sage advice is: "Don't be a schmuck - Get your duck!" and he notes that duck racers shouldn't wait until July 4th to buy their tickets as only 1,200 tickets will be sold, and they could be sold out in advance.
Gazebo concert series starts in less than two weeks
The Boyne Area Chamber has announced the 2019 schedule for its Evenings at the Gazebo summer concert series, presented by Black Diamond Broadcasting. The concerts are held in Old City Park on summer Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Here is the 2019 schedule:
June 19 - JM Duo - James Michael Duo, sponsored by Boyne Co-op True Value
June 26 - Calamity Jane - Theresa Wagner and Kathy McCoy
July 4 - No concert (4th of July festivities include live music/bands playing in Veterans Park.)
July 10 - Matt Gabriel, sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates
July 17 - Wyatt & Shari Knapp
July 24 - Mike Dhaseleer
July 31 - Full Cord, sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates
August 7 - Awesome Distraction
> You can become a sponsor of one of the remaining concerts for a donation of $500. All sponsors get to introduce the band on behalf of the Chamber and you can also make a brief announcement introducing your organization at the beginning of the show. You can have a booth or tent set-up promoting your business at the concert you sponsor. Your donation will be acknowledged on our fliers, posters, newsletter and website,
. The Chamber will also provide a banner that will be on the gazebo the night of the concert. Please mail your donation to the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, 28 S. Lake St., Boyne City MI 49712. For information contact Kim Akin at 231-582-6222 or email
Raven Hill to host Business After Hours Thursday, June 20th
Raven Hill Discovery Center will host the Boyne Chamber's next Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20th. (Note, we previously reported this date as June 13th.) Raven Hill is located at 4737 Fuller Road, East Jordan. Business After Hours is the Chamber's monthly business networking event, held at member businesses. There is no charge for admission or refreshments. Raven Hill Discovery Center is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history and the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors. Connections emerge through classes, exhibits and facilities that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play. Raven Hill is will be hosting a "Third Coast Conversation" that will focus on water from 4 to 5 p.m. June 15th, and the community is invited. (Details on this event is included in today's newsletter.)
> This will be the last Business After Hours before we take off for summer vacation in July and August. Here is our fall/winter schedule:
September 17 (Tuesday) - Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers
October 17 - Schraw & Associates
November - Business Expo & Taste of Boyne at Boyne Mountain
December 12 - Resort Rentals North
4th of July Festival desperately needs volunteers and donations
||The Soapbox Derby is in danger of being cancelled if no one steps up to organize the event.
An open letter from the 4th of July Festival Committee:
Boyne City, we need your help! We've built something quite special over the years evolving from a small-town Fourth of July Festival to a nationally touted extravaganza recognized by Good Morning America, USA Today and the Travel Channel... but the festival does not run itself. We operate solely on volunteers and charitable donations. This year, we are facing a serious shortage of both! The beloved Soapbox Derby is in jeopardy of not happening this year if someone (or a group of individuals) doesn't step up to take the reins. We will train anyone who would take on this fun and unique festival event. We are also in desperate need of volunteers to walk in costume during the parade, work parade barricades and assist with handicapped parking. Our next meeting is Monday, June 10th at 7pm in the Boyne District Library lower level. All are welcome. Please share this with friends and email Jessica White,
It's time to register for 4th of July parade, races and more
Boyne City's acclaimed 4th of July Festival is only four weeks away, and it's time to register for some of the fun events including the parade and the Independence Day Run. The celebration starts on Wednesday, July 3rd with Bouncers and More and the Waterside Arts & Crafts Show in Veterans Park all day Wednesday and continuing Thursday.
Also Wednesday is the All-Class Reunion in Veterans Park from 1-3 p.m.
Thursday starts with running race registration at 6:30 a.m., breakfast at the Eagles from 7-10, the 2 mile and 10k races at 7:30 a.m. and the Grand Parade (entry form) at 10 a.m., with a theme of
"Our nation's Independence, family, fun, and fireworks!"
After the parade you can enjoy the Boyne Valley Garden Club Pie Sale and Rotary Club Chicken Barbecue, plus children's games and a pie-eating contest organized by Boyne City Kiwanis. From 1-7 p.m. there will be live music in the park all afternoon with Full Circle performing at 1 p.m., Yankee Station at 3, and Northern Nites at 5.
Also in the afternoon is the Chamber's annual Duck Race where you can win $1,000 at 2 p.m. (details in related story), and the Raft Race on the Boyne River at 2:30 (no water balloons, please). If an event organizer can be found, the Soapbox Derby will start at 3 p.m. on Pine Street. Of course the day's grand finale is the fireworks show at 10:30 p.m.
BEST SEASON EVER CONTINUES
Boyne City girls shut out Tawas, advance to soccer regional final
From the Petoskey News-Review: What a difference a year makes. At this time last season, Boyne City's girls soccer team was still suffering from a tough loss in the district final. But after avenging that loss to claim the program's first district title last week, the Ramblers checked off another program first by defeating Tawas 6-0 in the Division 3 regional semifinals on Tuesday in Clare.
The win sets up a rematch with No. 1 ranked Freeland in Thursday's regional championship at 7 p.m. back in Clare. The Ramblers, ranked 8th in the state, will perhaps face their toughest test of the season for a second time, when they face off against a Freeland team that defeated Ludington 2-0 in the first regional semifinal game on Tuesday, and also handed the Ramblers a 3-0 loss earlier this season.
It's been an amazing turnaround for the Rambler soccer program the past two seasons. The team went from the bottom of the Lake Michigan Conference just two years ago to back-to-back conference champions, first-time district champions and now playing for their first-ever regional title. Full story.
Sponsors make Stroll the Streets possible, starting June 14th
Thanks to those who make this great weekly event possible, starting Friday, June 14th!
PLATINUM AND GOLD SPONSORS:
Alpine Chocolat Haus
Blissfest Music Organization
Boyne City Hardware
Eyes on Main
Kiwanis of Boyne City
Long Road Distillersd
Northern Michigan Escapes
O'Brien & Associates
Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau
Progressive Dental Care
Van Dam Custom Boats
Boyne Yacht Sales
Boyne Boat Yard
Lake Street Pub
Country Now & Then/ Up the Lazy River
Forgotten Treasures Consignment
Kilwins Boyne City
Industrial Magnetics Inc.
Paga Family Dentistry
SOBO Disco seeks vendors for new Friday Stroll event
SOBO Disco is an arts and music event planned during select evenings of Stroll the Streets 2019. The event organizers are currently seeking vendors interested in selling, displaying or creating their works during the event. Those interested can send an email with attached examples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event will take place from 6-9pm on the evenings of June 21st, July 5th and 19th, August 2nd, and 16th on Main Street.
Highway M-75 paving in progress
The Highway M-75 paving project is now in progress in Boyne City with single-lane closures under flag control. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $987,000 to resurface 3 miles of M-75 from Air Industrial Park Drive to Old State Road. The estimated completion date is Friday, June 21.
Chamber and City exploring "Log Cabin Volunteers" project
The Boyne Area Chamber and the City of Boyne City are working together to see if there is community interest in organizing a volunteer group to provide visitor information in the log cabin formerly occupied by the chamber. We're exploring the possibility of forming a Log Cabin Volunteers group that would provide staffing during prime times when visitors are in town - such as the 4th of July, Boyne Thunder, Friday night Stroll the Streets and Saturdays.
The Chamber of Commerce recently moved its office a block away from the aging log cabin, and the new office still offers member and visitor information and five-day-a-week staffing to serve members, visitors, and residents. But because the log cabin served as a visitor information center for many years in the past, the chamber and the city are working together to see if visitors might still be interested in stopping into the log cabin for information as they did in the past.
> If you are interested in volunteering at the log cabin for a few hours every week or two this summer, please email Lisa Luebke, email@example.com.
Boyne City, Boyne Falls announce top graduates
From the Petoskey News-Review: Boyne City High School recently announced the Senior Honor Awards for its graduating class of 2019. Eleri Giem was named the class valedictorian and Neal Hautz was named salutatorian. Both spoke during the class' graduation ceremony Sunday. Eleri, who graduated with a 4.091 grade point average, is the daughter of Ryan and Mindy Giem. While attending high school Eleri was active in band, quiz bowl, cross country and track. She also served as a youth basketball coach and student mentor and was a member of the National Honor Society. Following high school Eleri plans to attend Michigan Technological University to pursue a degree in engineering. In her address at the graduation ceremony, Eleri reminded her classmates, "Don't shut the door that leads you back home," adding that she hopes that each of them would "take a little bit of Boyne with them." Full story.
> Officials with the Boyne Falls Public School recently announced the valedictorian and salutatorian for the graduating class of 2019. Sydney L. Bess has been named the class valedictorian and Maddie K. Daneff was named the class salutatorian.
Sydney is the daughter of Dawn Ebersole and Brian Bess. While in high school she was active in cross country, softball, basketball, student council, and she served as class treasurer.
After graduation she plans to attend North Central Michigan College in Petoskey. Full story.
New webcams show you the line at the Ironton Ferry
New webcams show you how many cars are in line for the Irtonton ferry. Here is the Ironton side webcam, and here is the Boyne side webcam.
Pat O'Brien announces
"A Week at the Lake" Local Heroes Award
There's a new community honor for residents of Charlevoix and Emmet County, supported by Pat O'Brien and Associates of Charlevoix and Boyne City. It's called "A Week at the Lake" - The Local Heroes Awards. The winner will receive a free week's vacation on Lake Charlevoix. The award is
created "to recognize and reward the unsung heroes of service and contribution in our communities." Watch a video about the awards programs.
We all know people in our community who always give and never ask.
They enjoy giving of themselves for others, improving lives, providing comfort, a reassuring hug or a smile. They are the "gold nuggets of good" in our area and while they are not motivated by thanks, they are certainly deserving of it.
This is a chance to do a little something to recognize and appreciate all that they've done.
Nominations are being accepted from June 1-30. Just send in a letter or email nominating a deserving candidate and telling their unique story of service, sacrifice or contribution. The finalists will be announced on July 5th at the Boyne City Stroll the Streets. There will be an opportunity for the community to "like their favorites" online until July 31. The winner will be announced Aug 2nd and rewarded with a much deserved "Week at
the Lake," featuring a beautiful Lake Charlevoix home with up to 10 friends and family, use of a high-performance Tritoon boat and all the fixings for a final night barbecue jamboree.
> For more information contact Geoffrey Nelson at 818-929-2555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DTE, Consumers Energy pledge Michigan business support
Governor Gretchen Whitmer, DTE and Consumers Energy have announced a $15 billion commitment to spend with Michigan-based companies over the next five years through Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) initiative.
The announcement, made at the 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference, includes a commitment to increasing supplier diversity, with Consumers Energy committing to doubling current diversity spend and DTE committing to $2.5 billion in spending with diverse Michigan suppliers during that five-year time frame. Those include suppliers that are more than half owned by people who are racial minorities, women, military veterans or who are LGBTQ.
Consumers Energy and DTE will each spend $1.5 billion with Michigan suppliers annually through 2024, for a cumulative Michigan spend of $15 billion. An average of $0.60 on every dollar being spent by the energy providers will go to a Michigan supplier during that time frame.
Full press release.
> Consumers Energy has also announced the launch of PowerMIDrive, a multi-year program to make it easier for owners of electric vehicles to charge their vehicles and to ensure the electric grid is prepared to capture the benefits for our customers from the growing electric vehicle market. Full press release.
Dedication is Sunday for Shoreline Demonstration Gardens
The Boyne City Shoreline Demonstration Gardens, located in Sunset Park on the Boyne City waterfront, will be formally dedicated at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9. The dedication will include comments from city leaders and the President of the Lake Charlevoix Association. Representatives of the professional landscapers who installed the gardens will also be present. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to come and see examples of lakeshore plantings that will protect our lake. For more information, contact Tom Darnton, co-chair of Lake Charlevoix Association, Demonstration Gardens Project, email@example.com.
Senior Project Fresh coupons available June 7 and 11 in BC
Senior Project Fresh is back! This is a program that makes fresh fruits and vegetable available for income-eligible seniors. It also benefits the local farmers markets too. Coupons will be distributed on a first come - first served basis with no appointments at county senior centers and senior apartments.
To qualify, you must be 60 years of age or older, a Charlevoix County resident and you must participate in nutrition education presented by the Council On Aging/MSU Extension.
Household size of 1 -- $1,872 or less.
Household size of 2 -- $2,538 or less.
Household size of 3 -- $ 3,204 or less.
Distribution times and locations in Boyne City are:
- Lakeview Manor (Community Room) Friday, June 7, at 1 p.m.
- Boyne Area Senior Center (Dining Room) Tuesday, June 11, at 9:30 a.m.
- Deer Meadows (Upstairs Community Room) Tuesday, June 11, at 1 p.m.
- Litzenburger Place (Community Room) Tuesday, June 11, at 2:30 p.m.
> If you have any questions, contact the Charlevoix County COA at 231-237-0103.
Boyne Valley Lions donate $1001 for Spanish class Panama trip
Boyne City High School Spanish Teacher Amy Hertel and the Spanish Class were invited to do a presentation to the Boyne Valley Lions Club regarding their upcoming trip to Panama. Amy's students have been studying Spanish and are ready for the full immersion in the Central American country. Amy felt the trip was a great reward for the students' hard work this year, and a chance to try out their proficiency in a new language.
As there's always a bit of friendly rivalry between service organizations and one group had donated $1000, and the Lions presented their donation of $1001 to the school for the trip.
The Lions are also known for:
* Diabetes education and free screening initiatives.
* KidSight screening for early onset visual impairments.
* White Cane fund-raising for the visually impaired.
* Local school activities including Robotics Club, school trips, elementary field days, sports boosters, more.
* Participate and serve volunteers in "Buff up Boyne."
* Serve hungry elementary school students at Field Days and school carnival.
* Project WAVE Lions initiatives.
* Financial support to Girl Scouts, PAWS with a Cause, Boyne District Library, Alzheimer's Fund, Crop Hunger Walk, Humane Society, and others.
> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boyne Falls School offers free summer meals to children
Boyne Falls Public School announces the sponsorship of a Summer Food Service Program for children. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a state or local public educational agency. Meals will be provided at the Boyne Falls Public School, 01662 M-75 South.
Breakfast is served from 9 to 10 a.m. and lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday thru Thursday, June 17 through August 29. (Closed Thursday, July 4th.)
Lunch will be served at the Boyne Falls Polish Festival Kids Day, on Friday, August 2nd, at 2286 Railroad St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, and Monday, August 5th, at 2286 Railroad St., from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Census outreach grants available through Networks Northwest
Networks Northwest is offering funding and technical assistance for Census 2020 outreach activities to organizations that serve historically undercounted communities in the following 10 counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford Counties. Grants are available to support projects that will:
- Engage and educate undercounted communities about the importance of the 2020 Census
- Familiarize communities with the census process and changes to the 2020 Census
- Develop and implement effective strategies to boost census participation and support communities beyond the life of the project
Within these priorities, applicants should design a project that best serves their community. Projects could include knocking on doors and visiting community events, partnering with local businesses to connect with employees and customers, providing opportunities to access online census forms, sharing stories through local media and online networks, and other innovative and effective ways of connecting with people on this issue.
More information about Be Counted Northwest Michigan is available at,
Realtor, mortgage brokers host first-time home-buyer workshop
Join Mortgage Brokers Jessica Porter and Sandy Chambers of the Porter Financial Group and Realtor Tiffany Faulknor of Lynda's Real Estate Service for some snacks as they explain the steps to owning your own home from available loan options to finding your perfect house. The workshop will be held at noon Saturday, June 8th. The event is free, but the information could change your life. Click here to sign up before the event and you'll receive a free copy of Tiffany's book for first-time home-buyers.
Last chance for leaf and rubbish pickup in City of Boyne City
The city of Boyne City city-wide leaf pickup and rubbish pick-up services are ending this week.
LEAF PICKUP ends this Friday, June 7, Please set bagged leaves curbside anytime after the first day of pick up, in biodegradable paper yard waste bags. City crews will pick up bags as time allows.
Brush will not be picked up curbside, but may be brought to the North Boyne Compost Site on Robinson Street, open seven days a week for your convenience.
Yard waste details
is for larger items that cannot be disposed of with your household trash such as mattresses, furniture and light construction debris. The final spring pickup will be today,
Thursdays, June 6 for areas north of Main Street. Another rubbish pick-up will be held in late August and early September.
Details on acceptable / non-acceptable items
Electronics & hazardous waste drop-off June 7-8 near Charlevoix
Electronics and hazardous waste collection will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 7, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 in the Charlevoix area. The spring event is typically held near Charlevoix and the September event is normally held in Boyne City, but the exact location will will be given out when scheduling reservation. Acceptable electronics and hazardous waste items include computers, TVs, appliances, tires, fluorescent light bulbs, oil-based paints, chemicals and lawn fertilizers. You can make a reservation online from May 28th-June 6th or by calling 231-547-7221 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on those days. Collection location information will be available during registration. Details.
Send us your news by Tuesday; Ads are available in June
The Chamber/Main Street E-News comes to your inbox each Thursday morning. If you submit news for next week, please send it by Tuesday to email@example.com. More than 1,200 people open our newsletter each week, and you can reach them with your advertising message and a link for as little as $50. We have ads available for July 11 and 25, and other dates.
> SPREAD THE NEWS - We'd love to send you and your friends the weekly Boyne Business News. To subscribe, just
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Looking for summer staff? Make a job posting!
Chamber-member businesses looking to hire summer staff are encouraged to post their jobs on the chamber website job posting page. You can do this with your member log-in with just a few simple steps. If you need assistance with your log-in, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOYNE DISTRICT LIBRARY is looking for a part-time circulation clerk. Must have strong customer service skills, be comfortable with technology, and have a passion for literature. This position requires nights and weekends and will average 18 hours per week. The starting wage is $11.50 per hour. Must be 18 and have a high school diploma. If interested, stop by the library at 201 E. Main Street and pick up an application today.
HOME- DELIVERED MEALS DRIVER and Kitchen Helper, a part-time position, is sought by the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging for the Boyne Area Senior Center. This position is Monday through Friday, 10a - 2p, for up to 20 hours a week. Starting pay is $11.20 an hour and no benefits are provided. Mileage will be paid if a COA or County fleet vehicle is unavailable. Details and application information.
ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. supports individuals with mental illnesses, physical disabilities, and/or developmental disabilities. We have full and part-time positions in Mancelona, Charlevoix, and Boyne City. Starting pay is $12.00 per hour with advancement opportunity, and paid training! We also offer great benefits to full-time employees after just 60 days of employment. $500 Sign On Bonus.
Valid Michigan driver license is preferred.
Please contact Alternative Services' Mancelona office to schedule an interview: 231- 587-8150.
Castle Farms - Operations Staff and Garden Railroad Attendant
Bear River Health at Walloon Lake - several positions
We encourage Chamber members to list their openings on our Jobs Page.
WELCOME, NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!
Boyne City PirateFest
Main Contact: Scott MacKenzie
Phone: (231) 420-0903
Boyne City PirateFest is an independent nonprofit 501(3) organization. Proceeds raised from festival events support environmental and educational awareness programs in the Great Lakes Northern Michigan region. This year's festival will be held August 8-11 and organizers promise "A Boat Load 'A Family Fun All Weekend Long! Decorate Yer Boat And Come Join The Fun."
Boyne City PirateFest celebrates the Michigan Lakes and all they have to offer. PirateFest is committed to furthering education and protection of our natural resources, enjoying the bounty around us, and having fun doing so, while engaging the community and visitors alike.
Boyne Country Art LLC
Dirk Martin, Visual Artist
3497 Metros Rd
Boyne Falls, MI 49713
ABOUT US: Visit our gallery for original oil paintings inspired by the land and waterscapes of Boyne Country and Northern Michigan. "Big Paintings - Small Prices." Open Thursday - Saturday 1 PM to 8 PM and Sunday 1 PM to 5 PM. Check our Google listing for more information.
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -
Boyne Appétit! "Small town, epic food" |
Summer weather arrives this weekend!
We've had a pretty chilly spring so far this year, but the forecast is for high temperatures in the low 80s this Saturday and Sunday. Brace yourself!
Stiggs Summer Kickoff Party benefits Good Neighbors Food Pantry June 15th
Stiggs Brewing Company is holding their summer kick-off party on Saturday, June 15th from 2 - 8 PM. Proceeds from a silent auction and 50/50 raffle will directly benefit the Good Neighbors Food Pantry of Boyne City. The pantry serves about 60 clients and their families each week, which represents more than 200 adults and children. They focus on providing fresh and wholesome food choices to those facing food insecurity.
We will have live music with Grayson Barton at 3 p.m. and Sean Miller and Ben Traverse at 7 p.m. plus lots of wonderful silent auction items donated by our local merchants.
> Outdoor Beerdsman, 118 Water St., will donate a percentage of their sales to the food pantry on June 15th as well.
Let's SAIL! Sail Charlevoix starts soon; Registration still open
In less than two weeks we'll be sailing in Boyne City and we couldn't be more excited! As it is for everyone this time of year, the Sail Charlevoix crew has been busy behind the scenes planning another spectacular season on our beautiful Lake Charlevoix. We love our time in Boyne City and our while our sessions are filling up, we still have some openings available (June 17-21, or 24-28).
We move up to Depot Beach in Charlevoix the week of July 1. Our flexible weekly morning/afternoon sessions give students a chance to learn at a pace that works for them and their parents. No experience necessary - grab a friend and join us!
Scholarships are available.
Sommerset Pointe opens for season with new dinner menu
Sommerset Pointe is open for the season. Enjoy summer the right way, sailing and swimming the crystal-clear waters of Lake Charlevoix. All the amenities you expect and so much more! From weddings, to vacation getaways, Sommerset Pointe has everything to make your summer one to remember. And after a fun-fueled day in the sun, come experience the delicious new 2019 dinner menu at The Strand, catered by the talented Chef Simeon, while overlooking the beautiful Lake Charlevoix. Book your reservation now by calling (231) 582-9900. View our menu and more.
Farmers Market outdoor season continues twice a week
The Boyne City Farmers Market continues its outdoor schedule from 8 a.m. to Noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Veterans Park. The market has unveiled a new "loop" layout, with over 40 vendors already in place and more than 60 confirmed for the 2019 season.
"We are so pleased to be back outside, and look forward to a busy summer filled with fresh, local produce and more," Angelika Rasper, Farmers Market Manager, said.
Watch for special dates featuring kids activities and the Boyne District Library Bookmobile.
> The Boyne City Farmers Market is a program of Boyne City Main Street. For more information, visit the Market Facebook page or email email@example.com.
BRIDGE CARD and Double Up tokens are available at the Market Manager's Booth. Match up to $20 in SNAP for fruits and veggies with Double Up Food Bucks.
MARKET MUSIC is featured on Saturdays, thanks to Grain Train and Blissfest: June 8 - Dolph, June 15 - Katherine Ryan, June 22 - Linda Hammond, June 29 - Pearl Street String Band.
Registration opens for July 4th race with cool new features and finisher medals
Registration is now open for the 43rd Annual Boyne City Independence Day Run, and this year's event features some cool new features, including:
- Start and Finish Line timing mats so you get a true finish time.
- Finisher medals for all participants, pictured at right.
- Finish Line video so you can watch your finish and share with friends.
As always there will be event T-shirts to first 800 registered participants and age group awards. Register online at
. Paper registration forms are available at the Chamber Office or print it here. You can choose from either the 2 Mile or the 10Km distance and the race starts at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4th. Registration for adults age 13 and over is $20 in advance or $25 on site July 3rd & 4th. Children 12 and under register for $10 in advance or $15 on site July 3rd & 4th.
Sign up now and save; Sweaty Yeti Run fees go up soon
Sweaty Yeti is a premier 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run held on July 13th in honor of Christie Barber-Galvin and Kellie Barber. The course starts at Boswell Stadium and winds through nearby wooded trails. The 1 Mile Fun Fun features obstacles and family fun. The 5K is professionally timed. All levels of runners and walkers are welcome. Entry fees increase on June 10th. All proceeds go to fund the Barber-Galvin Memorial Scholarship.
The Barber-Galvin Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an East Jordan High School graduating senior. Both Christie and Kellie graduated from EJHS and also Central Michigan University. Applications are available at the high school. It is an honor for the family and friends of Christie and Kellie to award this scholarship and watch it assist in the pursuit of higher education for these students. It is our goal to create a self sustaining fund, making it possible to offer scholarships for years to come.
Promote your business to 1,000 visiting Harley riders in July
The Great Lakes HOG Rally (Harley Owners Group) returns to Boyne Mountain Resort this July 18-20. Potentially 1000+ passionate Harley-Davidson riders will be coming to take in the beautiful scenery as they ride on various routes throughout the area and beyond. During their time here they will be visiting local businesses, restaurants, bars/pubs and scenic attractions.
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS - All Rally participants receive a wristband to wear, so if you'd like to extend any special discounts or offers to them if they show you their wristband, you can place a FREE ad for your business (include a mention of the discount/offer) in the booklet that each attendee receives upon check-in. Come out to the Food Truck Rally on Thursday the 18th and watch them ride into Boyne City during a police-escorted ride by our very own Harley-riding police chief! Give them a wave if you see them on the road, or a handshake if you happen to see them around town!
> Follow the Rally on Facebook
and contact Mary Cusack at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in offering a discount and getting a free ad in the Rally Guide.
"Honor system" Bike Share program continues this year
The Boyne Bike Share program launched last year returns this spring and summer. Four bikes are parked on the north side of the Sunset Park Log Cabin at 28 S. Lake Street, and the concept is simple: "Borrow a bike and bring it back for others to enjoy." There is no checkout system, just the honor system, organizers say. They only ask that the bikes be returned each day and not kept overnight. The bikes were donated by community members and service clubs, and they were refurbished by Mike Cortright of North Country Cycle Sport. Helmets are also available with the bikes.
Partners making this new program possible are: Boyne City Kiwanis, Boyne Valley Lions, Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, Boyne City Main Street, City of Boyne City, and North Country Cycle Sport.
Raven Hill hosts Third Coast Conversation on June 15th
With help from the Michigan Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Raven Hill Discovery Center is hosting a second "Third Coast Conversation" that will focus on water. The next Conversation is scheduled for June 15th from 4 to 5pm at Raven Hill and the community is invited. The informal talk will focus on water as our "place". The goal is to explore and talk reflectively, sharing different ideas about how this exceptional "place" lives in us - how our special "place" changes us and how we change/preserve our unique "place" through community issues. The big question is: what does it mean to be from our particular "place" - for you as an individual and for us as a community? What parts of our "place" make us what we are, and how can we change and preserve the features of this "place"?
An exhibit titled: Talking all things WATER will be on display from now through June 21st. Any environmental organization interested in displaying information about their mission is invited to create a small display. Call Cheri at 231.536.3369 or email email@example.com for more information on the Third Coast Conversations or on creating a panel display.
Summer lecture features around-the-world sailor
North Central Michigan College will present a special summer lecture featuring Jerome Rand on Wednesday, June 19 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. in the gym in the Student and Community Resource Center. Rand will be reprising his successful fall presentation about his 271-day non-stop sail around the world aboard the Westsail 32, "Mighty Sparrow." This lecture is part of North Central's new Summer Lecture Series, offering great speakers on the third Wednesday of June, July and August. Cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Reservations are required. Please; call 231-348-6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.
"A Universe of Stories" is Adult Summer Reading Challenge
Boyne District Library welcomes June with events and programs for all ages. Most events are free and open to anyone interested in attending.
Now to July 31st: "A Universe of Stories" Adult Summer Reading Challenge begins. Adults are challenged to read 6 books over the summer. RSVP or stop by the library and receive a reading log. Return completed log by Friday, August 2nd and you will be invited to an ice cream social celebration on Thursday, August 8th and will receive a cool travel mug.
: Thursday, June 13th, 6pm join the Mackenzie Family as they tell us about their trip to Africa and all their amazing adventures.
Summer Reading Program
has something to do for all ages. Beginning Friday, June 14th find us at Stroll the Streets where you can pick up your reading log, sign up for programs, and grab some fun goodies! Other Summer Reading events in June include:
- June 18th, 10:30am, Community Room - "A Universe of Stories: Rod Cortright. Join our two local NASA ambassadors as they share with us about space, astronomy, and more; through hands-on demonstrations.
- June 19th, 6pm, Community Room - Lunar Survival Challenge: you've crashed on the moon, what will you use to survive? Recommended for families of 3rd-5th grade! RSVP Required: http://www.boynelibrary.org/children-programs.
- Beginning Thursday, June 20th, join us every Thursday at 2:30pm for "A Universe of Stories" STEAM Workshops for ages 10-18. All summer long, come to the library to explore space through fun, hands-on activities.
- June 25th, 10am, Michigan Science Center presentation, Community Room.
There will be a Local Authors' Fair on Saturday, June 15th from 1-4pm. Authors will be available to tell their stories and have signed copies of their books for sale.
Attention crafters, scrapbookers, quilters....one Saturday every month from 9am-12 noon, BDL has reserved our Community Room as an Open Craft Lab. Bring your materials, spread out and enjoy conversation and complete some of those projects. June 22nd is our first Craft Open Lab, RSVP online or call 231-582-7861 for more information.
Join our lunchtime Brown Bag Book Club. Our first meeting is Tuesday, June 25th at 12-1pm. Come late, leave early, but plan to spend your lunch time with us to discuss our book of the month. June's book choice is Summer Sisters" by Judy Blume.
Additional adult and family programs in June include:
- 9am, Mondays, free Yoga Class with Reb Andrews.
- 10am, Mondays - "A Universe of Stories" Summer Storytime begins Monday, June 17th
- Beginning Computer Classes every Tuesday at 2pm.
- Tai Chi Class meets every Wednesday, 9am for beginners, 10am for advanced students, cost is $5 per session.
- Every first Friday of the month, a Sensory Storytime is available for our special needs adult patrons. Our next program will be Friday, June 7th at 10am. Caregivers must accompany participants.
- The Boyne District Library Book Club meets at 7pm on June 24th. This month's book is Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell.
> INFORMATION for all library events and programs can be found at www.boynelibrary.org. To RSVP (register) for any events: www.boynelibrary.org/programs, choose Children, Teen, Adult and then select RSVP for the event from those listed.
Fans coming from all over to see Paula Poundstone in Boyne City
Why will ticket buyers from Kalamazoo to Ann Arbor, the Sault and all over Michigan be driving to Boyne City next month? They'll be coming to see NPR comedian Paula Poundstone, who will bring her smart, observational humor and spontaneous interaction with the crowd to our community. Paula is a popular panelist on NPR's # 1 show, "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!" Acclaimed by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 stand-up comedians of all time, she will be making her third appearance at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 29th.
Reserved seats are $40 and $45 for this
fundraiser event sponsored by the Boyne Country Community Center are still available at https://www.boynecc.com or Boyne City Ace Hardware, 231-582-6533. Every weekend, Paula appears live in major cities all across the USA and Canada, and this is her only scheduled appearance in Michigan this year. Don't miss this opportunity to see this Las Vegas headliner when she comes to our beautiful Boyne City Performing Arts Center next month.
Camp Daggett offers canoeing adventure trip for teens in July
Camp Daggett is offering a true canoeing adventure for youth, ages 13-15, on the Platte, Betsie and Crystal Rivers, July 21 -27.
On this trip, campers will explore some of the most scenic meandering waterways that Michigan has to offer. After setting up base camp in the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes State Park, campers will head out for daily adventures on the Platte, Betsie and Crystal Rivers, build their paddling skills as they attempt varying levels of swift water and technical riverways. Expect four days and three nights of exploring the wilderness, spotting wildlife, relaxing on sand bars and some of the best beaches in all of Michigan. More information on wilderness adventure trips.
To learn more about Camp Daggett, visit www.campdaggett.org or call executive director, Brent Marlatt at 231-347-9742.
Senior Center serves Wednesday dinners through September
The COA recommends taking Charlevoix County Transit because it is free for seniors, and they will get you there and back safely.
Live music is included at 11:30 a.m. each Friday.
Wednesday night dinners have begun at all Charlevoix County Senior Centers and will continue through September. The Senior Centers are open from 2-7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Wednesday Dinner is served from 5 to 6. There is no lunch served at the Senior Centers on Wednesdays. We have also added some fun themes to our Wednesday Night, ask the Site Coordinator about what is being planned for your Senior Center location.
Lunch will continue to be served at the center on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The centers are now offering a Cold Plate menu item in addition to our hot meal item. Veggie Burgers are still available daily on demand and we are still offering Fish in addition to our hot meal every Friday.
Look at our menu calendars for details
on menus and programs.
> HOME- DELIVERED MEALS DRIVER and Kitchen Helper is sought by the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging for the Boyne Area Senior Center. This position is Monday through Friday, 10a - 2p, for up to 20 hours a week. Details.
> The Boyne Area Senior Center is located at 411 E. Division St., Boyne City, 231-582-6682.
Put together a foursome for Chamber Golf Outing on Sept. 12th
The Boyne Area Chamber invites you to their 1st Annual Chamber Golf Outing. Join us at the
Boyne Mountain Alpine Course
on Thursday, September 12th. We will begin with lunch at noon, a shotgun start at 1 pm, followed by dinner and awards ceremony at 6 pm. The fun includes a 50/50 raffle, goodie bags, door prizes and more. Only 18 teams of four will be available for this Best Ball Scramble event.
Registration is now open
. Single registration is $110, and a foursome is $400, including green fees, cart rental, lunch, dinner and prizes. Single and team registrations are welcome. Contact the chamber for sponsor opportunities.
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
04069 N M75,
, (231) 535-6000
FOOD SPECIALS -Serving breakfast every day from 8 to 11 a.m.
Monday - All You Can Eat Wings
Wednesday - Half Off One-Topping Pizzas
Thursdays - Burger & A Beer
Bottomless Mimosas from 8am-2pm
Fridays - All you can eat fish fry, $11.99 4-10PM, served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR- $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft
Monday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM
BOYNE CELTIC SESSIONS are held twice a month on Sunday afternoons in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. The Celtic session next meets June 16th from 1-4 p.m. The Sessions take off during July and August and will return Sept 8th and 22nd. We invite the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music - free to the public. Anyone wishing to receive a PDF of the book we use to play our music is encouraged to contact Gaeyle at 231-883-7664.
$2 TUESDAYS are back. Stop in anytime on Tuesday for our bartender's selection of $2 pints, as well as $2 off any of our specialty menu items. This includes our famous Perch Basket, our seasonal Open-Face Hot Turkey Sami, and more.
LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY NIGHTS, 8-11 P.M. in the Pine Lake Lodge:
> Weekend Brunch. 11-2pm with AYCE Pancakes
> Every Saturday Night - Family Pizza Special in Pine Lake Lodge - 2 pizzas, Bread Rolls, Pop, $19.95.
HAPPY HOUR - Boyne is featuring happy hour through June 13th at Forty Acres Tavern, Everett's, Trophy Room, and Apres Ski Pub every day but Saturday 4-6 p.m (*Apres ski pub Friday and Sunday only): Half-off appetizers (dine-in only), $5 draft craft beers, $3 draft domestic beers, $5 select glasses of wine, $2 off specialty cocktails.
continues every Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. in the circle drive in front of the Clock Tower Lodge. The Pistil Whips perform June 11 and 25, and the Shifties perform June 18.
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m.
Thursday, June 6 - Charlie Reager
Friday, June 7 - Chris Calleja
Saturday, June 8 - Pistil Whips
Thursday, June 13 - Charlie Reager
Friday, June 14 - Chris Koury
Saturday, June 15 - A Brighter Bloom
Thursday, June 20 - Charlie Reager
Friday, June 21 - Darby O'Bell
Saturday, June 22 - Sean Bielby
Thursday, June 27 - Charlie Reager
Friday, June 28 - Zeke Clemons
Saturday, June 29 - Pistil Whips
The Beach House, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, June 7 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, June 8 - Nelson Olstrom
Friday, June 14 - Holly Keller
Saturday, June 15 - Chris Calleja
Friday, June 21 - Bill Oeming
Saturday, June 22 - Darby O'Bell
Friday, June 28 - Nathan Bates
Saturday, June 29 - Syndi Kann
The Beach House Tiki Hut, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday, June 29 & 30 - David Cisco
Snowflake Lounge 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
Fridays and Saturdays - DJ Mike or DJ Bill Da Cat
, 1 Water St, Boyne City, (231) 582-8800
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:
June 7th - Brett Mitchell, 14th - Nathan Bates, 21st - Ben Overbeek, 28th - Genna & Jesse.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m
June 8th - SYDNI, 15th - Sean Bielby, 22nd - Holly Keller, 29th - Michelle Chenard.
GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS
- Single tickets are now on sale
2019 Summer Season
Where Passion Comes Alive."
Choose from a diverse lineup of events, from spectacular musical performances to stand-up comedy, to intellectual dialogue with engaging speakers.
For ticketing or event questions, contact the Box Office by phone at 231.439.2610 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Some highlights of the summer schedule include:
June 8 - An Evening with Judy Collins
June 29, 30, July 1 - Million Dollar Quartet musical
July 5 - Michael Feinstein
July 28 - Grand Rapids Symphony
August 2 - Mitch Albom and Special Friends
August 24 - The Joffrey Ballet
Aug. 3, Sept. 1 - McKechnie & McArdle Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch
> Pub Time - Monday thru Friday, 4-6pm, enjoy $1 off libations and select appetizers for $5 or less.
> Wing Wednesdays - Every Wednesday, all day, enjoy 6 wings for $8 or 12 wings for $15.
Enjoy from an assortment of sauces including Chef's Choice sauce of the day.
> Poker Karaoke Thursdays - Every Thursday, 8-11pm. Every time you sing, you get a card. The singer with the best poker hand at the end of the night wins a $25 gift certificate provided by the DJ.
Individual show tickets for 12 concerts in The Series at Lavender Hill Farm are now available. Seat selection takes place at the time of purchase, so log in and choose your seats.
Visit our website for more information about The Series, ticketing and the musicians.
Here is the 2019 lineup:
June 22: The Moxie Strings
June 29: Lemon Squeezy
July 5: Cari Ray & The Shaky Legs
July 6 & 7: Thunderwüde
July 27: Brian Ashley Jones
August 2 & 3: The Appleseed Collective
August 24: Jill Jack
Aug 31 & Sept 1: Sons of the Never Wrong
September 7: Suzie Vinnick
"Casa Tuesdays" - $3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 food features and live music 6-9 p.m.:
June 11 - Brett Mitchell
June 18 - Sean Bielby
June 21 - Missy Memorial Party with Buddha Sweet **7-10pm**
June 25 - Blake Elliott
> EUCHRE MONDAYS - 6 p.m. Top two weekly winners get prizes, half off Euchre Pilsner from Arbor Brewing Co.
LIVE MUSIC at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, June 7 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, June 8 - Chris Koury
Friday, June 14 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, June 15 - Summer Kickoff Party with Grayson Barton at 3 p.m. and Sean Miller and Ben Traverse at 7 p.m. Silent auction and 50/50 raffle benefit Good Neighbors Food Pantry.
Friday, June 21 - Blair Miller
Saturday, June 22 - Pistil Whips
Friday, June 28 - Under The Moon
Saturday, June 29 - Nelson Olstrom
COFFEE WITH THE SUPE - Everyone is invited to a Superintendent Coffee Talk with Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Little from 8 to 9 a.m. on
and and the first Friday of every month. The coffee is courtesy of the superintendent, and this Coffee Talk will be held at
Boyne City Bakery
. Join Pat for casual conversation about the school topic of your choice, stay as long as you like or just stop in for a chat. Locations for this Coffee Talk will rotate around the community.
BORTHS NAMED COUNTY CLERK - From the Petoskey News-Review: Longtime Charlevoix County Chief Deputy Clerk Cecelia "Cooky" Borths has been named to the post of county clerk. On May 31, Charlevoix County Circuit Court Judge Roy C. Hayes III announced his appointment of Borths to replace outgoing county clerk Cheryl Browe. Browe retired after serving Charlevoix County for the past 32 years, including the past 10 as the elected county clerk. Borths will serve out the remainder of Browe's current term, which expires at the end of 2020. Borths has worked in the county clerk's office for 24 years, and she has been the chief deputy clerk for Charlevoix County for the past 10 years. Full story.
JOIN CHAR-EM UNITED WAY for a donor reception on Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Walloon Lake Winery to celebrate the work made possible by your generosity. You will also have a chance to visit with representatives from the agencies that were awarded funds in this grant cycle. Together we are changing lives and improving communities. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be provided. Please RSVP by June 4 to Events@charemunitedway.org.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN ASTRONOMY CLUB will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Wildwood Observatory. The discussion topic with be "How Elements are Created within Stars through Nuclear Fusion." Dr. Bryan Shumaker, Adjunct Professor of Astronomy, will be giving the presentation. Stellar nucleosynthesis is the process by which elements are created within stars by combining the protons and neutrons together from the nuclei of lighter elements. All of the atoms in the universe began as hydrogen. Fusion inside stars transforms hydrogen into other heavier elements. The Wildwood Observatory is located one mile north of Boyne City at 1825 Wildwood Heights Road. Club members will provide a tour of the night sky, weather permitting. All are welcome. Details and directions.
YOUTH RUGBY CLINIC
for boys and girls ages 7-13 will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturday, June 22, at the Boyne Mountain Village Fields. Register by June 7th for a discounted rate of $25 (save $10) by calling 231-348-8393 or
. Sponsored by the YMCA of Northern Michigan.
Flyer with details.
KINDER CLOSET at Christ Lutheran Church is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on
and the second Saturday of every month. Free baby items are provided, including diapers; wipes; clothes and more, for any Charlevoix County parent with a newborn to 24 month-old-child. Christ Lutheran Church is located at 1250 Boyne Avenue in Boyne City. For more information, call 231-582-9301.
THE IMPACT OF FATHERS on children will be examined at Lifetree Café on Sunday, June 9 at 6:30. The program, titled "A Father's Power: How Dads Shape Us-for Better or Worse," includes a filmed interview with former gang member and current father Mark DeEsparza. "I can't recall a time I was really engaged or active with my father," says DeEsparza. "I watched other children spending time with their fathers, fishing or going to games and being engaged. I looked for that growing up and couldn't find it." Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Café is in the First Presbyterian Church. 401 S. Park St. Use the Pine St. entrance.
> Lifetree Café is in the First Presbyterian Church, 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. Use the Pine St. entrance. It is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions may be directed to Julie Hasse at 231-582-7983 or Lifetree@fpboyne.org.
BOYNE TRADING CO
., 109 E Water St. Visit us this weekend for savings on our new Cotton Trader Co. tees. Save 20% off Friday through Sunday on all new styles by Cotton Trader Co.
|OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT - Downtown Boyne City, Front Street, this 1568 sq. ft. space includes multiple offices, conference room, handicap-accessible entrance. Includes 2000 sq. ft. of storage, and plenty of on-street parking. Rent is $1700/month. Call 231.675.9892 for more information.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE at 120 Water Street, Boyne City - 156 sq. ft. All utilities + internet included. $300/month plus security deposit, one year's lease. Now available. Call 231-675-5014.
- 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,