Boyne Mountain
Free tote bags to first 500 guests for Friday's Business Expo at BC high school
The first 500 guests attending the Chamber's Business & Community Expo on Friday, November 1st, will receive a complimentary tote bag and an entry in our door prize raffles. The Expo is a partnership with Boyne City High School, held in the school gymnasium with exhibitor networking from 3-4 p.m. before opening to the public from 4-7 p.m.  The business showcase is  traditionally our largest networking event of the year with a  big crowd of local residents and business people.
> A dmission is $5 per person.    
Blue Cross Blue Shield > Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and our Executive Sponsors:  
> Associate SponsorsMunson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital 
Candidates forum
The Chamber and Boyne City Gazette held a candidates forum Monday night at City Hall.

3 compete for 2 seats on City Commission in Tuesday's election;
Watch each candidate's opening statement from our forum
Three candidates are competing for two seats on the Boyne City Commission in Tuesday's election. We recorded their opening statements from Monday's candidates forum, where they each explained why they are running. The forum was organized by the Boyne Area Chamber and the Boyne City Gazette with Kim Akin from the chamber and Chris Faulknor from the Gazette serving as moderators.
The four-year terms of Tom Neidhamer and Hugh Conklin expire this year, and both are running for reelection. The lone challenger is Barbara Malpass Young. A major difference in their positions evident from the forum is that Neidhamer and Conklin supported the Lofts on Lake apartment/commercial project while Young opposed it. 
> Read the Boyne City Gazette's detailed story about the candidates forum. They are giving everyone, including non-subscribers, free access to this story as a public service.
The polls at Boyne City Hall  are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. New state laws make it possible for anyone to register to vote as late as election day, and any registered voter can receive an absentee ballot without a reason and regardless of their age. Visit City Hall at 319 N. Lake Street to register to vote or request an absentee ballot. You will need to show a photo ID to vote or to register to vote. News-Review story on the new laws.
> Click the pictures below to see a video of each candidate's statement (about 3 minutes each).
Barbara Young
Barbara Young
Tom Neidhamer
Tom Neidhamer
Hugh Conklin
Hugh Conklin
Berkshire Hathaway    *   231-216-1000
Pet-friendly parade kicks off Halloween in Boyne City 
Halloween Parade The pet-friendly Annual Boyne City Halloween Parade returns to downtown tonight. Lineup starts at 4:30pm along Lake Street in front of Lake Street Market. The parade will begin shortly afterwards at 4:45pm, moving north along Lake Street, turning on Water Street, turning at Park Street and ending at the First Presbyterian Church's Trunk or Treat.  If you are interested in volunteering during the parade - standing and monitoring at the street closures - contact Jessica White at or call 231-582-6532.  After the parade:

LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE  will be handing out candy and bookmarks redeemable for free books at the Boyne District Library.

BOYNE CITY FIREFIGHTERS   will be handing out treats for kids at the Fire Hall, 319 N. Lake Street.

TRICK OR TREAT HOURS around town are from 5-8pm.

BOYNE AREA SENIOR CENTER is hosting a Halloween Party luncheon at 11:30 a.m. today at 411 E. Division St., Boyne City. On the menu: Ghoulish ground beef goulash and anti-vampire garlic bread. 
TRUNK & TREAT - First Presbyterian Church, Boyne City is hosting the 14th Annual Trunk and Treat from 5-7 p.m. tonight between the Early Learners building and the church. Pine Street will be closed between Park and East Streets. Setup time is 4:30 on Pine Street. All community members and organizations willing and able to participate are encouraged and welcome. We recommend at least 800 +/- wrapped candy or treats (pencils, pens, healthy snacks, etc.). If you have any questions, call the First Presbyterian Church 582-7983 or e-mail .
BC LANES "TRUNK & TREAT will be held in their parking lot from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight. There will be a prize for the best decorated trunk. No registration necessary, just show up. Limited open bowling and laser tag will be available.

WATER STREET CAFE will be open for trick or treating, serving hot chocolate, doughnuts and apple cider at 113 Water Street. Join us for breakfast or lunch, Wednesday through Sunday from 8am- 2pm.

BOYNE CITY TAPROOM invites you to bring in the princesses, monsters and ghouls for Halloween dinner. Half off kids menu items with adult menu purchase when kids are in costume.  Valid on 10/31/19 from 4pm-9pm.

GRAIN TRAIN SPOOKY KIDS TASTING - Stop by after the Halloween Parade from 5 - 7 pm. We will have Spooktacular treats throughout the store for your little ghosts and goblins.

WHI-SKI INN SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Costume Party featuring live funk music from The Shifties. Best Costume, Funniest Costume and Scariest Costumes will be awarded. Join us Friday for great food and the spookiest drinks, 7-11 p.m.

Nov. 1-8 - Cash For Candy, Progressive Dental, 112 E. Main St. $1 per pound candy buyback.
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. and most are 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, along with your business name and contact person, to by November 15th. 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 17th (Tuesday)
  • April 16th
  • May 21st
  • June 18th
  • September 17th
  • October 15th
  • November 19th
  • December 17th
What's your take on the pulse of Downtown Boyne City?
Boyne City Main Street, in conjunction with Michigan Main Street, wants your take on the pulse of Downtown Boyne City. The quick nine-question survey should take less than five minutes to complete and all information is collected anonymously. Your responses will be used to help gauge our progress and guide priorities for the coming years. Click here to take the survey.
Take our "Grub Club" survey on topics and times
In the new year, the Boyne Area Chamber will be starting an educational series, "The Grub Club," where we will have 90-minute programs. There will be a speaker on a specific topic and a meal. If you haven't already done so, please click here to take a quick, 3-question survey of your preferences on topics, time of day, and cost. 
Cafe Sante

Winter Biergarten German food menu   *   231-582-8800
Shop in your pajamas Nov. 23rd for Earlier Than the Bird
Earlier Bird
Don't bother getting dressed - just shop in your pajamas!
Kick off the upcoming holiday season with friends and family and shopping specials - all while in the comfort of your pajamas! That's right, it is nearly time for the 12th annual Boyne City "Earlier Than The Bird" holiday shopping event on Saturday, Nov. 23rd, from 7 to 11 a.m. Your Boyne City merchants are inviting our eager holiday shoppers to get an "early bird" preview of the gifts and choices available - the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Most merchants will be offering amazing deals, many with refreshments.
Shoppers wearing their pajamas will receive a special gift of the Earlier Than The Bird coffee mug, while supplies last, 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.
> RISE & DINE - Our local restaurants and food purveyors will be offering Rise and Dine Specials for our friends in their pajamas.
> WHAT IS YOUR SPECIAL OFFER? Merchants are asked to email by Nov. 8th with your special offers for Earlier Than the Bird. These will be included on the Chamber and Main Street websites, in the weekly newsletters and fliers available at the event and participating stores. Last year, more than 25 stores and restaurants participated.

SANTA PARADE is also coming soon - Friday, Nov. 29. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and the Holiday Open House continues with refreshments from 5 to 9 p.m. in most downtown stores. NEW THIS YEAR - visits with Santa will take place at the Sunset Park log cabin. The parade and open house are sponsored by Boyne City Main Street; call 231-582-9009 for further information or questions. Santa Parade application . Santa Parade & Open House poster
Library Friends plan Brunch and Books at Cafe Sante Sunday
Brunch _ Books
Friends of the Boyne District Library invite the public to Brunch and Books on Sunday, November 3rd at Cafe Sante in Boyne City. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cafe Sante will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from food items sold during the breakfast and brunch to the non-profit group.
"The Friends organization is thrilled to be collaborating with Cafe Sante for this fundraiser, which helps us support many of the Boyne District Library's outreach programs," said Geri Dietze, secretary of the Friends group. "Every dollar we earn through various fundraising efforts promotes the library's mission to 'engage, educate and empower over a lifetime.'"
Brunch and Books will feature a silent auction of collectible and vintage books, including Michigan and local literature. A rare copy of Louisa May Alcott's Flower Fables will be available for bids. "We hope everyone at the brunch will find something they would like to add to their home libraries," said Julie Hasse, an organizer of the event, "and everyone will receive a free children's or young adult book to take home."
The Friends of the Boyne District Library raises money to sponsor the Boyne Reads program, special speakers, children's programs and book gifts, visits with Santa and healthful snacks for library visitors. "We have a dedicated corner of the library shelves to display the books we sell, and we hit the streets every Friday during Stroll The Streets with a large and varied sampling of books for sale," said Dietze. "We encourage donations of gently used books throughout the year. We aim to be the Boyne District Library's best friend."
Legion, senior centers, BF School honor veterans next week
Veterans Day CEREMONY - The Boyne City American Legion will hold their annual Veterans Day ceremony in the Legion building, 302 S. Lake St., at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11. The public is invited to attend.
FREE LUNCH AT SENIOR CENTER - The Charlevoix County Transit System and the Commission on Aging are again working together again to provide free lunch and free rides on Friday, Nov. 8, for senior veterans to any of the three mainland Senior Centers. Veterans can contact County Transit for free rides to and from the Senior Centers on all Tuesdays and Nov. 8 by calling 231-582-6900. They should bring their veteran ID card, or a means of identifying themselves as a veteran. The senior centers will have a roast beef or pollack almondine dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, soup and apple crisp. Paul Ferris will provide live music in Boyne City.
BOYNE FALLS PUBLIC SCHOOL is inviting all veterans to join them at school on Friday, November 8th for their Veterans Day ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 10:30am in the gymnasium and will be followed by a complimentary lunch for all veterans. Guests may purchase lunch for $5. RSVP is appreciated - (231) 549-2211.
Veterans Night Out VETERANS NIGHT OUT Join Boyne City Hardware for their first-ever Veterans Night Out, honoring our nation's active, former and retired Military heroes from 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 8. All veterans are invited, along with one guest, to enjoy 20% off store-wide, plus a fun evening celebrating community, camaraderie and country. The first 24 veterans through the door at 6 p.m. get a free gift bag valued well over $50. Enjoy refreshments, complimentary cocktails, free samples and interactive stations with chances to win amazing prizes throughout the evening. Prize drawings will be held every 15 minutes.
Challenge Mountain's Spirit Day Camp founder is honored
George and Linda Armstrong
Challenge Mountain's Spirit Day Camp has wrapped up a successful 35th year. The summer day camp is designed for individuals living with disabilities to enjoy recreational and leisure activities. 
George Armstrong, a Petoskey High School special education teacher, started Spirit Day Camp in 1984 so students with disabilities could experience life at summer camp. Recently, Armstrong was recognized by Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) as the 2019 Special Education Teacher of the Year. At the MCEC awards ceremony, Armstrong's dedication to his profession was summarized perfectly:
"He sees the best in people and has the personality to bring a positive, yet honest and realistic, attitude to every situation. His realness earns the trust of students, families and coworkers. George is an inspiration and mentor to new and seasoned staff members. He is admired for his kindness, dedication, resourcefulness and wisdom. In the words of one of his students, 'he is very generous and he thinks of everyone and not himself.'"
Armstrong's wife, Linda, is the Challenge Mountain Program Director. "We are fortunate to have both Linda and George as part of our Challenge Mountain team," Challenge Mountain Executive Director Elizabeth Looze explains. "Their energy and dedication make Spirit Day Camp and all Challenge Mountain programs successful."
Challenge Mountain wrapped up its Spirit Day Camp 2020 fundraising campaign at the end of August, exceeding the $30,000 goal, raising $31,464 from 37 donors. Individual donations ranged from $80 to a $10,000 grant from DTE. "Now we are working on launching our year-end appeal next month that helps to fund over 50% of our year-round adaptive recreational programming. It's an exciting time of year," Looze said.
Young Professionals Intentional Leadership Workshop Nov. 7
thrive 45 Thrive 45° Young Professionals Group announces registration is open for the next Cultivate workshop on Intentional Leadership. This workshop is the fourth in a leadership series hosted by Thrive 45º in partnership with the Petoskey Chamber, geared towards professionals in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.
Join us Thursday, November 7th, from 8 to 10 a.m. for a deep dive with three leaders who will give you strategies, methods, and tools you need to become an intentional leader. Improving your leadership skills all starts with a shift in mindset and examining how you work with those around you. You'll be able to take the skills you learn in the morning and put them into practice by lunchtime the same day.  Speakers and topics are:
  • Carlin Smith, Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce - "Working with Purpose"
  • Shiloh Slomsky, LTBB of Odawa Indians - "Emotional Intelligence"
  • Brian Wagner, DEPTH Speaking - "How to Have Difficult Conversations"
The workshop takes place at Genesis Center, 1124 Northmen Drive, Petoskey. Register right away, there is only space for 60 attendees. Register online or call the Petoskey Chamber at (231) 347-4150 before 5pm Monday, November 4. Admission fee is $25.
Thrive 45 is a young professionals network supported by The Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce serving Northern Michigan above the 45th parallel. Thrive 45 has over 1,000 members. The group's mission to bring young professionals together to build meaningful friendships and connections by empowering its members to create opportunities for themselves and others. 
> For more information about the Thrive 45 visit
Eta Nu works to help 146+ kids in Dressed for Chill project 
Dressed for chill
Eta Nu packs up new outerwear for dozens of local kids.
The women of Eta Nu are diligently at work on the 12th Dressed for Chill project as fall ushers in reminders of cold weather. Dressed for Chill provides all new outerwear - coats, pants, boots, gloves and hats - to keep Boyne City elementary students warm during the winter months. The program was initiated when the group was made aware of how many children could not go out and play during winter because of a lack of warm clothing.
Last winter 146 students received new coats, snow pants, boots, gloves and hats. Charlotte Battjes, Dressed for Chill chairperson, expects the number to be slightly higher this year. Also receiving new outerwear are approximately 39 Head Start and Early Learner students.
Kickoff starts at the end of September each year when the Dressed for Chill committee members begin to raise money in the community, shop for the clothing, organize, distribute and fit the new outfits to the students. Funds are raised through donations from community organizations, businesses, individuals and grants. Canisters have been distributed to several businesses in the community and committee members have collected funds at the Boyne City Harvest Festival and the Boyne City Farmers Market. 
> DONATIONS are tax-deductible. Checks may be made out to Eta Nu Charities and sent to P.O. Box 133, Boyne City MI 49712. Also, individual donations to United Way may be directed specifically to Eta Nu Charities/Dressed for Chill.
Presbyterian Church celebrates Thanksgiving all month long
Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church of Boyne City is celebrating Thanksgiving each Sunday in November at 11 a.m.
November 3: The Power of Thanksgiving
November 10: The Obstacles to Thanksgiving
November 17: The Opportunities for Thanksgiving
Their Christmas and Advent theme is "Heaven and Nature Sing: Bringing Joy to the World." There will be a "Light of Joy" Intergenerational Advent Celebration on Dec. 7 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Advent services will be on Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 11 a.m. Advent Bible Study will be held each Wednesday in December at 9:30 a.m. Christmas Eve Service at 7 p.m. will be "Joy Has Dawned" choral presentation with congregational singing, communion, and candlelight. All Sunday morning services September through May begin at 11 a.m. Sunday services begin at 10 in June, July and August.
Leaf pickup continues on Mondays and Fridays through Nov. 11
The City of Boyne City will pick up leaves Mondays and Fridays from now through Nov. 11th. Set bagged leaves curbside anytime after the first day of pickup, in biodegradable paper yard waste bags. City crews will pick up bags as time allows. Biodegradable paper bags are available locally at Boyne City Hardware and Boyne Co-op or can be purchased from any other source. Please put only leaves in the bags, as the bags are not strong enough to hold sticks, sand, or stones and will tear upon lifting.
Brush will not be picked up curbside but may be brought to the North Boyne Compost Site. You may haul your own leaves, either bagged in biodegradable bags or unbagged, to the compost site on Robinson Street, open seven days a week for your convenience.
Donate a turkey for Good Neighbors Pantry at Pat O'Brien
Good Neighbors The chase is on! Let's catch 200 turkeys for Thanksgiving and give them to those in need at the Good Neighbors Food Pantry of Boyne City. Stop by Pat O'Brien Real Estate on Water Street through November 15th and give a donation of $20 for the purchase of a Thanksgiving turkey. There are 200 turkeys on the wall just waiting to be bagged and that's no Gobbledygook! Let's move these beautiful beasts from the wild to a neighbor's dinner table. With your help, the Good Neighbors Food Pantry will have enough turkeys to supply all those who shop at the pantry with a Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Neighbors helping neighbors, that's Boyne City. 
> For more information about the pantry, call 231-497-8677, visit, or email
In the News

    Safety study gives green light for traffic signal at M-75 / US-131 - Story

   Shrinking Up North population: Bad news for economy, housing, schools - Story

   Boyne City wins first Quiz Bowl of 2019-20 season - Story
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Pineview Cottage
Pineview Cottage
Dean Bonesteel
3498 Harbor-Petoskey Rd.
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
(231) 412-6069
ABOUT US: Pineview Cottage is northern Michigan's newest premier assisted living and memory care community located in Harbor Springs. Our upscale cottage resort setting allows our residents to feel at home in a family oriented environment. We've developed a comprehensive and completely personalized Wellness Program intended to enable each resident to enjoy life to the fullest. Just because you need a little assistance doesn't mean you have to stop living. Sometimes living alone is simply too hard. Caring for a spouse, parent or loved one with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or memory loss is challenging and requires a commitment.
Boyne Valley Vineyards
Boyne Valley Vineyards
Tom and Christi Mahaney
5325 US 131 North
Boyne Falls, MI 49713
(231) 373-2090
ABOUT US: Family owned and operated winery focused on the production of local cold hardy wines. Since 2016, owners Tom and Christi Mahaney have planted nearly 3,000 grape vines at their 14-acre Boyne City-area site as well as at the 25-acre property along U.S. 131 where the tasting room has just opened. They anticipate planting a similar number in the future. Rush Clement will be performing in the Tasting Room this Saturday from 1pm-5pm. Tasting Room hours: Mon: 12 - 6,  Tues: Closed, Weds: 12 - 6, Thurs: 12 - 6, Fri: 12 - 6, Sat: 11 - 6, Sun: 12 - 6. 
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Restaurant Manager - Forty Acres is a high-energy Tavern located at the base of the Ski Area in the Village of Boyne Mountain. This location is truly the hottest spot in any Ski Area in the Midwest and is looking for a dynamic Restaurant Manager. The Restaurant Manager is responsible for supervising and coordinating all aspects of Forty Acres Tavern in overseeing all front of the house and back of the house operations. Details and online application.

Part-Time BookkeeperNeeds to have knowledge of original accounting books and computer accounting. Bob Mathers Ford 231-582-6543
Waterpark Maintenance Technician - Responsible for all mechanical operations of the Avalanche Bay Waterpark and ensuring the waterpark is in good repair, including water chemical levels and air quality. Detail and online application.
Waterpark Custodian - Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of the Avalanche Bay Waterpark facilities. The number of hours required per week will vary from 24-40 depending on season. Details and online application.
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
Pub crawl with a twist benefits Relay for Life on Saturday
Pub Crawl Welcome to the first annual Boyne City 4C's Crawl For The Cure Pub Crawl Bingo. It is a pub crawl with a twist on Saturday, November 2. Registration will open at 4:30 p.m. at the Lake Street Pub, the crawl starts at 5, and door prize drawing will take place at 9 p.m. at the Boyne City Tap Room.
The $25 entry fee includes a T-shirt with Bingo card. Once you pick up your T-shirt and bingo card, crawl at your own pace to all our fantastic participating establishments: Stiggs Brewery and Kitchen, Lake Street Pub, Red Mesa Grill, Cafe Sante, Boyne City Tap Room, Long Road Distillers, Boyne City Eagles and Friggy's SOBO Pub. T-shirts will be guaranteed for those who pre-register before October 19th. Cards will be provided for anyone who does not pre-register or arrive in time to receive a shirt. 
In addition to completing tasks, participants can also look for food and drink specials in the participating establishments.  Complete Bingo cards by finding items and participating in tasks at each of the participating establishments. The more Bingos you get, the more times you are entered for door prizes at the end of the evening. Charlevoix County Transit will provide transportation; call 231.582.6900 to arrange for rides.
Proceeds benefit the Chain Of Lakes Relay For Life including Antrim, Charlevoix , Kalkaska Counties. Relay For Life benefits the American Cancer Society. 
> Participants can pre-register at Event Brite or contact Syrina Dawson at Don't forget to include your T-shirt size. Print a flier with details.
Farmers Market continues indoors at City Hall on Saturdays
The Boyne City Farmers Market continues in the lobby of City Hall from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday. This year-round Farmers Market is packed full of beautiful produce, greens, homemade goodies and so much more. 
"We are proud to offer an indoor market for the 10th year. This provides a wonderful opportunity for our community to continue to have fresh produce, locally raised meat and homemade and home-baked items all year. The farmers work hard to extend the produce season for their customers," said Kelsie King-Duff, Executive Director of Boyne City Main Street.
The indoor market features 20 vendors, including: Bear Creek Organic Farm, Spirit of Walloon, Beijo de Chocolat, Providence Farm, Blackbird Gardens, Beehouse Cookies, Cook Family Farm, Daybreak Dreamfarm, Winnie's Originals, Korthase Brothers Sugarbush, Charlevoix Lavender, Charlevoix Moon Artisan Wine, Mini Farm, Siegrist Farm & Greenhouse, Walloon Lake Winery, Big Medicine, The Rustic Baker, Ziibimijwang Farm, Ken's Fresh Fish 'N Tales, and Bluestem Farm.
We are also pleased to announce that, thanks to an MEDC grant and the hard work of our community, work has begun to finish the Veterans Park Pavilion, which will one day host our indoor market. 
MARKET MUSIC - Thanks to our sponsors, Blissfest and Grain Train:  Nov. 2 - Brad Hersey, 9th - Owen James, 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 To sign up for our weekly newsletter, email
Arts Center presents soulful country singer Alan Turner Friday
Alan Turner
On Friday, November 1, Crooked Tree Arts Center's Performing Arts Series continues with Alan Turner at 7:30 p.m. With his rugged good looks and rich baritone vocals, southeastern Michigan's Alan Turner has been touted as a "Tim McGraw with a Toby Keith attitude." That, coupled with the power of Turner's Steel Horse Band, makes for a promising night of fun, soulful country music on Crooked Tree Art Center's stage.
Make it a "Date Night" and drop the kids off at our inaugural Kids' Night Out. Kids ages 5-10 can hang out in the Arts Center's Visual Arts and Dance studios, enjoying pizza, art projects, a movie and more, while parents enjoy free time and the concert. Drop-off begins at 5:30 p.m., with pick-up occurring when the concert ends. Cost is $15 per child and $10 for each additional sibling.
Performing Arts Series tickets are $25 for CTAC Members, $35 for Non-Members, and $10 for students.For more information about Performing Arts Series events, and to buy tickets, contact CTAC at (231) 347-4337 or visit
Cummings String Quartet performs free concert in BC Sunday
Sunday Series
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra presents a Sunday Series concert with The Cummings String Quartet, a northern Michigan-based ensemble of professionals. Named after the benefactors of the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program, the quartet also serves as teachers and artistic representatives of the Gerber program. The performance is at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 401 S. Park St., Boyne City with a reception to follow performance. Sunday Series provides free chamber music with small ensembles of musicians from the orchestra. The venue location rotates throughout northern Michigan neighborhoods. Generous support for the Sunday Series is provided by Carolyn Klender.
Let the good times roll: Ladies Bunco Night supports food pantry
On Wednesday, November 6, Good Neighbors is holding a Ladies' Bunco Night at the Eagles Hall. Admission is $25 per person and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Good Neighbors Food Pantry to help supply Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to our local pantry families. Complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and a fabulous Silent Auction will round out the event. Seating is limited and we are getting close to selling out. Contact Linda Burnham at to reserve your spot. For more information about Good Neighbors, visit, or call 231-497-8677. The pantry is located in the Boyne Area Free Clinic Building at 624 State St. in Boyne City.
Wellness Workshop offers healthy Thanksgiving eating class  
Wellness Workshop
The Munson Charlevoix Wellness Workshop is offering cholesterol screenings, a workshop on The Art of Healthy Eating "A Green Thanksgiving", and Evening Yoga Workshops. The Wellness Workshop is located at 411 Bridge Street in Charlevoix.
Wellness Wednesday Cholesterol Screening is every Wednesday from 8am-11am. Health screens include: Total Cholesterol, HDL, TC/HDL Ratio, Glucose Level, Body Mass Index Score, Muscle and Fat Percentages, and a Blood Pressure Reading. Cost for the service is $15, no appointment necessary. Participants will receive all test results at the time of the screening and a "Know Your Numbers" log to track progress. A Registered Nurse will adapt health consultation and educational materials to individual results. For more information, contact the office of Community Health Education at the Wellness Workshop at 231-437-3482 or by email at
The Art of Healthy Eating "A Green Thanksgiving" is the theme of the plant-based cooking class on November 13th at the Wellness Workshop from 6pm-8pm. Come and learn how to make this year's "big meal" a little healthier without losing the flavor. Other classes in this series include: December 4th "Vegietizers & Potlucks," January 8th "New Year Reboot," and February 12th "Valentine's Day Raw Chocolates." Cost is $25 per person, per class. Call (231) 437-3482 to register. 
Evening Yoga on Mondays. Beginning on Monday, November 4th the Wellness Workshop will be offering an evening yoga class from 5:15-6:15pm. Cost is $10 per class or purchase an 11-class punch card for $75 for those 59 years and under and $50 for those 60 years and over. Punch card is good for all Yoga and Body Fit classes. As always, your first class is free. For more information, call 231-437-3482 or email

Let's Paint! New adult program at Create Arts Studio
Let_s paint
If you're looking for a chance to dabble a bit in the studio or enjoy a fun evening out, you've found the right place. Create Community Arts Studio offers a supportive studio environment for adults looking to unlock their creativity. Participants sign up through 'Studio Foodie' to participate in the mix & mingle and engage in meaningful conversations with others in the beautiful studio. Gentle step-by-step instructions from local artist Jen Barratt will guide you in developing dynamic paintings in a space that allows everyone to create and grow together. Starting this November, the studio will offer adult painting sessions with a fun mix and mingle to help you relax and unwind with friends. Jen's gentle yet lively instruction will engage participants with the chance to explore their creativity and develop one-of-a kind works of art. The studios opens at 6p.m. for a mix and mingle with small appetizers and drinks. Participants register online through Studio Foodie to make food arrangements. Painting sessions take place in the main studio from 6:30-9:30p.m. Let's Paint! is intended to be an adult getaway to relax and have time for yourself and socialize with friends. We invite you to bring along a friend, and enjoy a night out discovering your creative side. There is limited seating available and reservations must be made in advance. The studio provides all your supplies along with instructions. No prior skills or experience are necessary to join in the fun. 
> More information on Let's Paint and upcoming sessions, which start on Nov. 12 and 19.
Pint & Paint planned for November 7th at Stiggs Brewery
Pint _ Paint Stiggs Brewery's next "Pint and Paint" is scheduled for Thursday, November 7th from 6 - 9 p.m. in the basement of the brewery. June Storm, well known local artist and painting instructor, will be helping participants  create a winter landscape painting using acrylic paints. It will be different than the painting June did last year. All supplies needed will be provided and your $25 fee includes a drink from the bar. Profits will go to the Create Community Arts Center. Sign-up by calling Sue at 231-582-7567, email sue@shangrilahouse or mail a check to Susan Metzger, 05804 Lake Street, Boyne City MI 49712. Event flier to print.
Library programs include LEGO Jam, Genealogy, card making
Information for all Boyne District Library events and programs can also be found online at
LEGO Jam Building Bonanza will be held for three nights this fall as the library will unleash its entire LEGO collection. Yeeeeee-haw! RSVP preferred, but not required. Ages 6-12. The next session is Wednesday, November 6th from 6-7:30pm.
Holiday Card Make & Take will be held Saturday, November 9th from 10am-12 noon. Participants will have pre-cut projects to work on, as well as time and materials to create their own, one-of-a-kind holiday cards. Adults only please. RSVP required at  or call 231-582-7861. Free program, materials included. 
Genealogy Genealogy: Getting Started Q & A will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 10th with Patrick McCleary. RSVP appreciated.
Greasy Pages Book Club: the Youth Department is sponsoring a book club for kids ages 11-17 that meets on the second Thursday of every month, 5-6 pm. The next meeting is November 14th. We will discuss this month's book selection, "The Jumbies," by Tracey Baptiste while eating pizza. Free copies of the book are available to those interested. RSVP. Limited space available!
Consumers Education Series continues with "Personal Finance." Join us Thursday, November 21st at 6pm as BCHS and NCMC business teacher Andy Place gives us some tips about how to handle personal finances. Adults and teens 14+ are welcome. Free class, but RSVP required online or call 231-582-7861. Join us at 5:30pm for a light dinner.
Lunchtime Brown Bag Book Club next meeting is Tuesday, November 26th from 12-1pm. Come late, leave early, bring your lunch, and plan to spend your lunch time with us to discuss our book of the month, The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown.
Thanksgiving hours: Boyne District Library will close early at 5pm on Wednesday, November 27th, and will be closed all day Thursday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The library will re-open at 9am Friday, November 29th. 
Additional adult and family programs in November include:
 * 9am Mondays, free Yoga Class with Reb Andrews, No class November 11th.
 * 10am Mondays, Toddler Tales & Tunes
 * 10am Tuesdays, Storytime
 * Beginning Computer Classes every Tuesday at 2pm. 
 * Tai Chi Club meets every Wednesday, 10am, cost is $5 per session. 
 * Dungeons & Dragons Club for youth will have their final meeting for 2019 on Tuesday, November 5th from 3:30-5pm. RSVP required.
 * November's Sensory Storytime for our special needs adult patrons will take place Friday, November 1st at 10am. RSVP required & caregivers must accompany participants. 
 * A Special Movie Group meets at 11am every third Friday each month for special needs adult patrons. RSVP required and caregivers must attend.
 * The Boyne District Library Book Club meets at 7pm on November 25th. This month's book is The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon.
Cafe Sante unveils wine tasting events and Biergarten menu
Cafe Sante
Wine tasting events return to Cafe Sante on Tuesday, November 5.  The evening starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. and features four wines from Central France presented by Certified Sommelier Michael Zagaroli and expertly paired with four dishes from the Cafe Sante kitchen. Wines will be offered for sale by the bottle or by the case at discounted pricing. Now is your chance to try before you buy and stock up for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season. Space is limited to 32 guests. The $35 tickets may be purchased online for an evening of wine, food, and fun inclusive of tax and gratuity.
WINTER BIERGARTEN - Cafe Sante is featuring a Winter Biergarten menu from 11 a.m. to closing on Wednesdays and Thursdays. They are featuring German food, $5 German beers and piped-in German music. Sit on their heated covered porch and feel transported to a winter biergarten in Germany. The menu of German food offerings includes House-made Bratwurst, German Beer Cheese, Bacon Fat Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Warm Potato Salad, Biergarten Burger, Pork Schnitzel Sandwich and more.
Boyne Kiwanis plans 9th Turkey Trot 5k race/1 mile fun run
Turkey trot
Boyne City Kiwanis Club is organizing their 9th annual Turkey Trot 5K race and 1-mile fun run/walk to be held at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28. The race will begin and end at City Hall, 319 N. Lake St. Packet pick-up will be the day before event from 2-6pm at Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen. T-shirts are guaranteed if entry form is received by November 20. For further information email Entrants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item that will be donated to Boyne area food pantries. Here is a race registration form to print, register online or pick up a form at the Boyne Area Chamber, Edward Jones, Kilwins of Boyne City, or Lake Charlevoix Coffee.
Boyne Meets Broadway tickets on sale for Nov. 22-23
Boyne Meets Broadway Boyne Meets Broadway tickets are now on sale for performances on Friday & Saturday, Nov. 22-23. Seating begins at 5:30 with a fabulous meal provided by the Boyne City High School Hospitality Department starting at 6 pm. 
A 90-minute Broadway revue will begin around 7:30 followed by dessert and coffee in the Commons. 
Tickets are $25 per person, and this event always sells out. Checks can be made to BCHS Drama. You will not want to miss this incredible event showcasing 70 of our BCHS students.
> To purchase tickets, contact any cast member, contact the high school office at 231-439-8100 or come to the high school auditorium on Saturday mornings from 10 am to noon.
Garden Club annual wreath and garland sale deadline is Nov. 9
wreath It's officially fall, and that means the Boyne Valley Garden Club is taking orders for their annual Holiday Wreath & Garland Sale. A link to the order form is included here: 5 wreath sizes and 1 garland length are available. Place your order with payment on or before Saturday, November 9th. Unless other arrangements are made, plan to pick up your order at the Boyne City Eagles Hall on Thursday, November 21st, from 9AM-noon. This annual sale is the Garden Club's biggest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds are used to purchase flowers and supplies for the 12 community gardens in and around Boyne City that are planted and maintained by club volunteers. Once again, we count on your support to continue making Boyne Beautiful.
Halloween lunch: ghoulish goulash, anti-vampire garlic bread 
Senior Center The Boyne Area Senior Center is hosting daily lunches on weekdays including a Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 31. The menu includes ghoulish ground beef ghoulash and anti-vampire garlic bread.  
Live music is featured at 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday and Friday. 
Veterans Appreciation Event is scheduled for Friday, November 8, at all Charlevoix County senior centers. Please join us in thanking our veterans.
Join us an any of the Charlevoix County senior centers on Friday, November 22, for our Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration.
The Boyne Area Senior Center Fit and Balance Class times have changed to 10a to 11a every Wednesday and Friday.
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is excited to collaborate with AARP to provide a Driving Safety Class to our aging community on Wednesday, November 13, from 10a-4p at our East Jordan Senior Center. This course is intended as a review and could potentially save our aging adults money on their car insurance. (Please check with your individual automotive insurance carrier to see what your personal savings would be by completing the class) To sign up, contact Brenda at (231) 536-7831.
All of the 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  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.  
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. 3rd - Michelle Chenard; 10th, 17th, 24th - Sean Bielby.
  Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.: Nov. 4th - Phillip McLellan; 11th - Holly Keller; 18th & 25th - Phillip McLellan.
  Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.: Nov. 6th, 13th, 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 2nd - Tribe Of Chiefs
November 9th - Northern Nites
November 16th - Scarkazm
November 23rd - Yankee Station
November 30th - Pete "big Dog" Fetters
BOYNE CELTIC SESSION will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoons, Nov. 3 and 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 Nightfood & drink specials and entertainment.
* MSU/UofM Tailgate Party - November 16 - watch for details
FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m.:
Nov 1 - Sleeping Gypsies
Nov 22 - Marsupials
Nov 27 - BioMassive  (Wednesday before Thanksgiving)
Nov 29 - Yankee Station
BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1 - Charlie Reager
Saturday, Nov. 9 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, Nov. 16 - Under the Moon
Saturday, Nov. 23 - Holly Keller
Saturday, Nov. 30 - Michelle Chenard


BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS5325 US 131 N,  Boyne Falls,  (231) 373-2099.
> Saturday, November 2nd - Live music from 1pm-5pm.
> Saturday and Sunday, November 9th/10th - Petoskey Wine Region Harvest Stomp Event - enjoy an appetizer and wine pairing tasting at each of the 13 wineries in the region ($50/person).  Tickets can be purchased at our tasting room.
> Friday and Saturday, November 15th/16th - Boyne Valley Vineyards One Month Anniversary Celebration - Live music with Sean Bielby on Friday from 6pm-9pm, Shop and Sip and UM/MSU game on Saturday.

 CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Americano breakfast special - 2 eggs your way, herbed potatoes, toast and jam, and a beverage for $7. Monday through Friday, 8am-11am.
> Mondays, 6-9 p.m.:  $5 pizza special and Nathan Bates performs.
> Wednesdays and Thursdays - Winter Biergarten menu of German food and $5 German beers, 11 a.m. to closing.  
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, or call 231.439.2601. 
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. 5 - Project 6
Nov. 12 - Chris Michels
Nov. 19 - The Real Ingredients
Nov. 26 - Blake Elliot

 STIGGS BREWERY & KITCHEN, 112 S. Park St., Boyne City,  (231) 497-6100
> EUCHRE MONDAYS - 6 p.m. Top two weekly winners get prizes, half off Euchre Pilsner from Arbor Brewing Co.
LIVE MUSIC & events at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, Nov. 1 - Chris Koury
Saturday, Nov. 2 - Pub Crawl For the Cure Bingo, 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2 - Holly Keller-Thompson
Thursday, Nov. 7 - Pint & Paint, 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 8 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, Nov. 9 - Nelson Olstrom
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
TIME CHANGE SUNDAY MORNING - Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday morning. Sunday sunrise will be at 7:21 a.m. and sunset will be at 5:24 p.m. If your clocks don't automatically adjust, set them back one hour and enjoy that "extra" hour of sleep. Or not. This article from Harvard Medical School says, "In the Fall, only a minority of people actually get that promised extra hour of sleep. During the following week, many people wake up earlier, have more trouble falling asleep, and are more likely to wake up during the night. People who tend to be so-called short sleepers, logging under 7.5 hours a night, and early risers (also known as larks), have the most trouble adjusting to the new schedule."
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 November 1 and the first Friday of every month. The coffee is courtesy of the superintendent, and this Coffee Talk will be held at Lake Charlevoix Coffee Company. 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.
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 sold exclusively at the Boyne Chamber office in denominations of $10, $20 and $25 certificates. We appreciate advance notice for large orders. Details.
Astronomy Club
NORTHERN MICHIGAN ASTRONOMY CLUB - Rod Cortright will 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
KINDER CLOSET at Christ Lutheran Church is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on November 9th 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.
FAMILY FUN NIGHT will be held at the Boyne City Free Methodist Church, 839 State St., on Sunday, Nov. 3rd at 5:30 p.m. The program will be presented by Rod Snow, chalk artist and ventriloquist. Snacks will be provided. For further information, call Pastors Ellen and Jerry Cook at 231-582-6843.
Lifetree Cafe
DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN CHURCH  - The closing of thousands of churches nationwide and a steady decrease in church attendance will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. The program, titled "Has God Left the Building?" features filmed interviews with several experts on the American church, including Steve Hewitt, a writer for The American Church Magazine. "Statistically the church in America has been dying since the 1970s," says Hewitt. "In a decade the church in America is going to have a whole different look: what it is and where it is. And what about all of these empty church buildings?"
> 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
BIG TICKET RAFFLE - Charlevoix Area Humane Society is again hosting their Big Ticket Raffle with a Maui Adventure vacation (or $10,000 cash) as the grand prize. The Maui vacation includes round-trip airfare, a seven-night stay in a garden-view or mountain-view one-room suite at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui and daily breakfast for two. Proceeds benefit the mission of the Charlevoix Area Humane Society; call 231-582-6774 to reserve your lucky number. Only 1000 tickets will be sold at $50 each. If fewer than 400 tickets are sold the raffle reverts to a 50/50. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec.13, at the Humane Society (need not be present to win). 
OFFICE 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.
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
RENTAL SPACE AVAILABLE - 982 sq. feet at 437 Boyne Avenue, will rent for $14 per square foot,double net lease. Contact Robert Earl, President of Bay Area Management via cell phone at 517 290-2413. 
VISITORS GUIDE - The Boyne Area Chamber's Visitors Guide/Business Directory is available as a digital magazine as well as a beautiful 4-color printed magazine. It contains interactive content, including page-turning, links to websites and video, as well as a full search function. To view the digital publication,  click here

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