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Earlier Than the Bird shoppers get bargains and souvenir mug Saturday
||Shoppers get an Earlier Than The Bird mug - while they last.
Shoppers can get big discounts, a souvenir coffee mug and refreshments from 7-11 a.m. this Saturday at the 12th annual Boyne City "Earlier Than The Bird." Here is the flyer with special offers from 27 local businesses. Many stores are offering 20% off or more, store-wide. And many have progressively better offers the earlier you arrive.
Shoppers can kick off the season with friends and family, coffee and holiday shopping specials - all while in the comfort of their pajamas. By holding the event the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Boyne City merchants are inviting customers to get an "early bird" preview of all the great holiday shopping available. 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. A list of participating merchants will be available at the cabin as well. (Sorry, sweats and workout clothes are not eligible as pajamas). The 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 are offering Rise and Dine Specials for our friends in their pajamas.
> WARMING HOUSE - Schraw & Associates will open its doors as a warming house with free coffee, free hot chocolate and warm restrooms for shoppers in their pajamas.
> PAINT IN YOUR PAJAMAS - Create Community Arts Studio is having a special painting event for kids and families from 9 to 11 a.m. Details below.
EARLY NEWSLETTER - Next week's newsletter will come out a day early on Wednesday, Nov. 27, because of Thanksgiving. Please send us your news by Monday.
Save the date for Chamber's January 16th Awards Gala
Tickets will go on sale soon for the Boyne Chamber's Annual Awards Gala at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Boyne Mountain Civic Center. Presenting sponsor for the gala will be KorthaseFlinn Insurance and Financial Services. In addition to the presentation of awards to community leaders and the installation of chamber board members, the event will feature a buffet dinner, cash bar, bucket raffles and a live auction. Tickets are $55.
||Award winners from 2019 Awards Gala.
Bucket raffles will be held for great prize packages with 10 tickets available for $25. There will also be a raffle with $10 tickets for a Yeti Cooler full of spirits and goodies, sponsored by Boyne City Hardware. The Live Auction is sponsored by Boyne Mountain. We are seeking donation items for raffles and bottles of spirits for the cooler raffle.
> New this year, you will be able to buy bucket raffle tickets and Yeti Cooler raffle tickets online at the same time you purchase event tickets.
Thanks to our sponsors!
Pat O'Brien & Associates
Main Street presents $10,000 grant to Boyne Ave. Properties
Boyne City Main Street recently presented Boyne Avenue Properties with a $10,000 check for the façade work done at 437 Boyne Avenue. The building, located on M-75 at the very east end of the Main Street District, recently underwent a complete renovation, and will now house four business tenants.
Each spring, Boyne City Main Street awards $20,000 in reimbursement façade grants. The Façade Grant Program provides matching funds for Main Street District property owners and tenants to improve the facades of their buildings, in order to maintain the architectural character and economic viability of downtown. The application process is extremely competitive. For every dollar awarded the applicant must spend an equal amount.
"We are always excited to see the completion of a façade project. This one is especially exciting as it really helps improve the entrance into downtown Boyne City " Kelsie King-Duff, Boyne City Main Street Executive Director, said.
Funds are provided by Boyne City Main Street with dollars raised through Boyne Thunder. There is no set minimum or maximum number of projects per year.
The grant program seeks to encourage private investment through the rehabilitation and improvement of facades within the Boyne City Main Street District, to encourage good design that will serve as quality examples, and to preserve the architectural character that is distinctive to Boyne City. By improving the appearance of the building facades, the program aims to improve the economic viability of the downtown.
> MAIN STREET BOARD - Boyne City Main Street is seeking applicants for two positions on the board of directors. Board terms are four years and start in January. Applications are due at noon on December 10th. Board application.
Santa Parade, downtown open house, tree lighting on Nov. 29
Boyne City Main Street is pleased to present the Holiday Open House and Santa Parade on Friday, Nov. 29 (the day after Thanksgiving) from 5 to 9 p.m. A true community celebration of the season, the open house begins at 5 p.m. with refreshments at businesses throughout the downtown, and the parade starts at 6 p.m. Boyne Area Girl Scouts will light the Community Christmas Tree in Old City Park at 5 p.m. Following the tree lighting the Girl Scouts will lead holiday revelers in caroling. Santa will arrive on his horse-drawn sleigh in the parade, joined by some of his elves from the North Pole. Those participating in the parade must send in a parade registration form and line up on East Main Street between East and Park Streets starting at 5:30 p.m. The parade route will follow Lake Street to Water Street through the heart of downtown. After the parade, children can visit with Santa at a NEW LOCATION, the Sunset Park Log Cabin. For more information, contact Boyne City Main Street at 231-582-9009. Parade/Open House poster.
MRS. CLAUS AT THE LOG CABIN - The morning after the parade, Saturday, November 30th, Mrs. Claus will be at the log cabin from 10 a.m. until noon to receive letters for Santa. Stop by and say hello!
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for the Santa Parade from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to help with road closures and to wear fun holiday costumes. Please Karen Guzniczak at 231-582-2355 if you are interested.
LIVE NATIVITY SCENE - Returning this year will be a live Nativity scene at Coldwell Banker Real Estate, 231 Water St., from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Kids can feed and pet Gunther the Camel, a donkey, goats and sheep. Hot chocolate, chili, hot dogs from Family Fare, coffee, cookies from McDonald's and sample pours from Stiggs Brewery will be provided. Nativity Scene flyer.
City DPW explains business district sidewalk snow removal
Dear Business Owner and Tenants:
Snow and ice removal in the Main Street Business District is a partnership between the City of Boyne City and our businesses.
||City's sidewalk plowing map. Click map for larger PDF.
It is the time of year again to remind you of the City's snow removal practice for the downtown area for the coming winter season. Boyne City's Department of Public Works (DPW) staff will assist you by removing snow from the downtown public sidewalks. Please keep in mind that despite our assistance, City ordinance requires that the property owner, not the City, keep the sidewalks abutting their property free of snow and ice.
DPW staff will assist in snow removal once in the early morning after approximately 2 to 3 inches of snow has fallen. This initial clean-up is usually completed by 6 a.m. Snow that accumulates after the City plows, or on days that we do not plow, is your responsibility.
Below are a few tips for snow removal:
Please push the snow to the edge of the curb. If you pile the snow around the numerous trees on the sidewalk, we are not able to get our machines in to remove it.
All businesses are free to use salt, or any other appropriate ice removal product (supplied by the business or property owner), to help keep the sidewalks clear.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact me at 231-582-0375. Thank you for your cooperation, and have a great winter.
Director of Public Works
Eagles and Whi-Ski Inn to host community Thanksgiving dinners
The Boyne City Eagles will host their annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at the Eagles Hall, 106 River St. The dinner is open to the public, and there is no charge. Dinner includes turkey, stuffing, potatoes and gravy, vegetables and desserts. Anyone who would like to volunteer or donate food is asked to call the Eagles in advance at 231-582-6904. Also call if you are housebound and would like a meal delivered - give us your name, address and phone. Please consider bringing a monetary donation or a non-perishable food item; proceeds will be divided among local food pantries.
THE WHI-SKI INN of Boyne Falls is hosting their 4th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 12-4 p.m. They will be preparing a delicious meal with all the fixin's for anyone that would like to stop in and enjoy. The meal will be by donation of your choice or by bringing in non-perishable food items. All proceeds will benefit the Boyne Valley Food Pantry. This is "just a way to show our thanks and to give back to the community," the Whi-Ski Inn owners say. "Take a break from cooking this year and come on down for a traditional holiday dinner, watch a little football and give back to others at the same time."
> SENIOR CENTERS in Charlevoix County will have a special Thanksgiving celebration on
Friday, Nov. 22
. They will have a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings from 11:45 to 12:30 p.m. plus musical entertainment from Monty in Boyne City. The Boyne Area Senior Center is located at 411 E Division St.
Chamber Checks - ideal "shop local" gift is good all over town
Need a gift, maybe for someone who is hard to buy for? Don't forget Chamber Checks are available at the Chamber Office, 115 S. Lake Street, Boyne City. Chamber Checks make the ideal "shop local" gift that can be redeemed at many businesses in the Boyne area. Chamber Checks are issued through Charlevoix State Bank by the Boyne Chamber and are redeemable much like a gift certificate or traveler's check. Chamber Checks are available in denominations of $10, $20 and $25 certificates. We appreciate advance notice for orders of 6 or more checks. If you have questions about Chamber Checks, call the Chamber at 231-582-6222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLIDAY BONUSES - Chamber Checks are a great way to give holiday bonuses to your employees. Already this year we have filled an order for a total of more than $8,000 in Chamber Checks from one local employer. It's a great way to reward your employees and keep money local!
Resort Rentals North hosts Business After Hours on Dec. 12
Resort Rentals North is hosting the Boyne Area Chamber's holiday Business After Hours on Thursday, December 12th, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. It will be held at "Lake View Chalet," 1113 Marshall Road, one of our newest properties. There is no admission charge and appetizers, beer and wine will be provided at no charge. There will be a 50/50 raffle and the grand prize will be a two-night stay at the Lake View Chalet (some restrictions apply). Door prizes consist of holiday arrangements created by Upsy Daisy. Boyne Area Community Christmas will receive the proceeds from the 50/50 raffle.
||This Lake View Chalet will host Business After Hours on December 12th.
Resort Rentals North takes pride in getting people the right property for their needs. We help to bring families together to make unforgettable memories while assisting clients in generating reliable, profitable revenue. Whether you are a client with a property you would like to rent or a guest looking for the perfect rental for your next vacation, our full-service property management business can help. Looking to purchase a home or investment property? Let our brokerage assist you with all your real estate needs. From marketing and administrative tasks to management and maintenance, our locally owned business does it all. Contact them at 231-535-0010, email@example.com or visit their office at 5 W. Main Street, Suite 4.
OFF THE CLOCK - The Boyne Area Chamber is changing the name of Business After Hours to "Off the Clock" starting in the new year. Stay tuned for the new schedule, starting in February after the January 16th Awards Gala.
Share your visions Dec. 4th for Avalanche and Open Space
Residents and community members are invited to attend a public input session from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 4th at Boyne City City Hall, 319 Lake St. The focus of this meeting is to seek public input on the development of schematic design plans for Avalanche (base of the hill) and the Open Space properties. The city will build upon previous planning and design efforts for each park property.
After a short presentation describing this and prior efforts to plan park development, attendees will be invited to participate in a hands-on activity aimed at influencing schematic plans for the park properties. Public input for schematic development of the two park spaces will be critical to ensure a comprehensive plan that responds to the public's and city's desires. This input is an important step in funding acquisition for park development.
A subsequent presentation by Beckett & Raeder Inc. will present preliminary schematic design plans based on the input, as a subsequent opportunity to provide input toward the final schematic plans. This presentation will take place on January 9, 2020 at Boyne City City Hall, time TBD. Final Schematic Design Plans and accompanying information is scheduled to be completed in February 2020.
> For more information on the public input sessions and the schematic design process for the Avalanche and Open Space properties, contact Tim Knutsen, Beckett & Raeder Inc. at 231-347-2523.
Huff Pharmacy partners with Central Drug Store of Charlevoix
Ever since Bob Huff, owner and pharmacist of Huff Pharmacy and Jewelry, passed away, the Huff family has tried their best to find a pharmacist who would continue the traditions of a family owned pharmacy from a Boyne City location. Unable to find one, they reached out to Central Drug Store of Charlevoix.
"We are thrilled that the Huff family has asked us to partner with them to take care of their patients who want to stay with an independent pharmacy," said Tyler Steffey, PharmD/owner, Central Drug Store. The Steffey family purchased Central Drug Store two years ago, and have already made a significant beneficial impact on the community. Their Medication Synchronization, Strip Packaging, and Mail/Delivery Programs are making it more convenient for patients to get their medications while saving them time and money.
"When we met with the Steffey family and saw all the ways they were caring for their patients, we knew they were going to be a perfect partner for us and our patients. The Central Drug Store staff is a truly caring group of people, and we hope our patients are willing to give them a chance to be their pharmacy," said Charity Patten, Bob Huff's daughter.
All of the Huff Pharmacy patient records are currently available at Central Drug Store. If patients decide to use a different pharmacy, they simply ask their new pharmacy to call Central Drug for their records. All patients who would like to have Central Drug fill their prescriptions can either stop by or call to confirm their request. If you have any questions, please call Huff Pharmacy at 231-582-6514 or Central Drug Store at 231-547-2424.
> Huff Pharmacy's retail store remains open in Boyne City, although prescriptions can no longer be filled there.
Donations help Eta Nu wraps up Dressed for Chill program
Young children from Boyne City are ready for the cold winter weather. The women from Eta Nu have provided warm new outerwear - jackets, snow pants, winter boots, hats and mittens - to 155 youngsters in the Head Start and Early Learners programs and in the Boyne City Elementary School. The Dressed for Chill program began 12 years ago when some members of the group discovered there were many school children who could not go out to play in the winter because they lacked proper warm outerwear. Since then, the Eta Nu women have met this need each year.
Planning and shopping for the program occurs year round. Local businesses are often very helpful in notifying the group of end-of-the-season sales and promotions. The project requires many volunteer hours from a very dedicated group of women.
The Dressed for Chill program is totally reliant on monetary donations from local businesses and individuals. The project is truly a community effort and the group needs and appreciates the continued support necessary to fund this important and successful program. All donations are tax-deductible. Checks may be made out to Eta Nu Charities and sent to P.O. Box 133, Boyne City MI 49712.
Community Christmas gearing up to help the less fortunate
As we start gearing up for the 2019 holiday season, Boyne Area Community Christmas asks that you remember those less fortunate by making a donation.
Non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys, games and books can be dropped off Monday through Thursday beginning Dec. 2 through Dec.16, from 10am-2pm at the Boyne City Education Center, Pine Street entrance.
For monetary donations, please make checks payable to Boyne Area Community Christmas and send them c/o Eleanor West, Treasurer at 915 Robinson Street #15, Boyne City, MI 49712.
For additional information or to submit the name of a child in need, contact Heather Ross at (231) 459-5588.
From all the volunteers at Boyne Area Community Christmas and the many grateful families of our community, thank you for your continued support and generosity!
TOMMBA needs donations to finish School Forest Trails
The Top of Michigan Mountain Bike Association (TOMMBA) is working hard to expand mountain bike trails in Boyne City. The recent agreement between the City of Boyne City and TOMMBA solidified the final piece of the puzzle, bringing the Boyne Forest Trail System closer to reality. Land acquired earlier this year by the Walloon Lake Trust and Conservancy connects the Boyne School Forest Trail to the city property, allowing TOMMBA to continue to build a world-class destination mountain bike trail system. Year-round and summer residents alike rely on multi-use accessible, diverse, enjoyable outdoor-lifestyle activities for the whole family. The Boyne Forest Trail System is and will continue to be an economic driver for the Boyne City community and surrounding areas. Celebrate #Givingtuesday on December 3 by making a donation to TOMMBA. If you can't wait until then, feel free to donate directly to TOMMBA:
or send a check to TOMMBA, PO Box 112, Boyne City, MI 49712.
Eta Nu Lights of Love honors loved ones, benefits Hospice
The Boyne Eta Nu Charities annual "Lights of Love" tree lighting remembrance ceremony will take place Wednesday, December 4, at 6:30 p.m. on the Dilworth Hotel porch. This special event offers an opportunity for community members to honor and remember loved ones during the holiday season and raise money for Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist. In the past 32 years, Boyne Eta Nu has raised over $107,000 for Hospice.
You can help decorate our Lights of Love tree by purchasing a green, blue, red or gold light ranging from $5 to $30. For a $40 contribution, you will receive a personalized "heart of love" with the name of your loved one that will hang on the tree during the month of December. All monies collected will go to the Hospice Assist program.
Lights of Love flyers with donation information for lights, hearts or reserving for our post-ceremony dinner at Water Street Cafe are available online. Those wishing to make direct contributions may do so via mail to Pati Scott, 4408 E. Fontenoy, Boyne City MI 49712. Donations are tax-deductible and accepted through the end of this year. Please make checks payable to Boyne Eta Nu Charities.
> For additional information visit Boyne Eta Nu Charities on Facebook or contact Pati Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231-758-2496.
Friske's 'Biggest & Best Online Sale Ever' starts Nov. 28
Starting at 6pm on Thanksgiving and running through 11:59 on Cyber Monday is Friske Farm Market's "Biggest & Best Online Sale Ever." Watch for a new promo each day: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. In addition you can save $5 on your order of $50, $15 on your order of $100, $50 on your order of $250. This is one online sale you don't want to miss. Friske's online store.
North Central named top five nursing program in Michigan
North Central Michigan College's nursing program has been named a top five RN program in the state, according to a ranking released by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The top five ranking measures North Central's nursing program against all other programs in Michigan, including those at four-year universities.
The program ranking is based on the percentage of North Central graduates who passed the NCLEX-RN® examinations administered between April and September 2019. This is the test that qualifies graduates to practice as registered nurses. North Central's first-time pass rate was 97 percent, and 100 percent overall.
North Central's nursing program is an accelerated, two-year program with a competitive application process. A regional nursing shortage, coupled with popular demand, prompted the college to expand its nursing cohort from 46 to 64 students effective with the Fall 2019 semester, the first increase since 2006. Full press release.
Double your giving power to Humane Society on Giving Tuesday
Now is a great time to double your investment in saving the lives of dogs and cats at the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. Your previous support has helped thousands of animals recover from injuries and illnesses and find forever homes. By donating now, we are able to double your donation, helping twice as much as ever before. $10 = $20, $50 = $100, etc.
Why? Because the Charlevoix Area Humane Society has joined the National Giving Tuesday campaign, and we have some generous supporters who will match donations on Tuesday, December 3rd. Please help us take advantage of their bighearted offers and maximize your donation.
Your tax-deductible donation, in addition to providing shelter, food and medical care for homeless animals, will make it possible to accomplish two critically needed improvements. First, is to purchase a ventilation system, which we don't have, to curb airborne viruses and keep shelter animals healthy while they wait to be adopted. This would include a new heating and cooling system. Second, to provide an in-house surgical room, making it possible for us to spay and neuter our shelter dogs and cats, which will save tens of thousands of dollars year after year.
> Please write "Giving Tuesday" on the memo line of your check, or on December 3rd donate online at
or call 231-582-6774 to make a donation with your credit card.
United Way seeks 211 service donations on Giving Tuesday
Char-Em United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. One way we achieve this goal is by funding 211 - an information and referral hotline available 24/7 year-round by phone, text, chat or web search. The call line is staffed by trained specialists who connect the caller with free and sliding scale resources available in our community. Any unmet needs are reported back to help identify gaps in services, allowing us to guide conversations on community needs. This Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, help our community get connected to all the resources available with one call by making a donation here.
City seeks applicants for BC Housing Commission
Applications are being accepted for a volunteer member of the Boyne City Housing Commission. This five-member group oversees and helps set policies regarding the Litzenburger Place housing development at Division and Park Streets, multiple single-family homes in Boyne City and housing vouchers. A strong willingness to serve along with financial or housing backgrounds is a plus. The Housing Commission generally meets once a month. Terms are for five years. Applications are available at the Boyne City City Hall or online here.
For more information please contact Housing Commission Executive Director Jane MacKenzie at 231-582-6203.
In the News
Logging coming to a section of Whiting Park -
City considers zoning changes to address housing hurdles - Story
Charlevoix County cities OK identical stormwater ordinances - Story
You'll feel at home at Boyne Valley Vineyards -
We're now taking newsletter ad reservations for the new year
The Chamber/Main Street E-News is now taking advertising reservations the new year. Your message will get strong exposure. Our newsletter readership is up 12% from a year ago - opened by an average of 1,369 people per week in October, up from 1,218 per week a year ago. To request ads for any Thursday in 2020, just email Newsletter Editor Jim Baumann, email@example.com. Don't delay - our ads are very popular. We run three ads each week and nearly every ad position has sold out in the past two years. You can send us a ready-to-publish ad (we'll give you the specs) or we can design your ad. We link your ad to your website or Facebook page, and we bill you after it runs.
> EARLY NEWSLETTER NEXT WEEK -
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Chamber-member businesses looking to hire staff are encouraged to post their jobs on the chamber website job posting page. You can do this with your member log-in with just a few simple steps. If you need assistance with your log-in, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police Officer - The City of Boyne City is seeking qualified applicants for a team-oriented Police Officer who desires to make the same positive impact in our community that our other officers are making. Applicants must be proficient at written and verbal communication and have excellent problem-solving skills. The selected applicant must be able to pass physical and psychological exams as well as an extensive background check. Must be M.C.O.L.E.S Certified or Certifiable. Competitive wage and benefit package available. EOE. Submit letter of interest and resume to:
Chief Kevin Spate, Boyne City Police Department, 319 N Lake St., Boyne City, MI 49712.
RN/LPN Clinical Business Manager - The Brook of Boyne City has an exceptional opportunity for a RN/LPN Clinical Business Manager. The Brook offers Independent and Assisted Living care for seniors in our 42 unit facility. This person is responsible for the overall day to day operations of the community including the clinical operations and will work in collaboration with the Corporate Support Staff. Monday through Friday day shift. $22 - $25 hourly. Details.
Home-Delivered Meals Driver / Kitchen Helper - Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is seeking a part time Home Delivered Meals Driver/Kitchen Helper for the Boyne Area Senior Center. This position is Monday through Friday, for the hours between 10a - 2p, for up to 20 hours a week. May through September on Wednesdays the work day hours are 3p-7p. Details.
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -
Boyne Appétit! "Small town, epic food" |
Farmers Market now taking orders for annual Poinsettia Sale;
Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market is planned for November 27th
The Boyne City Farmers Market is now taking orders for its annual Poinsettia Sale. The Poinsettia Sale supports the year-round farmers market. Order forms submitted to the Main Street office or Market Manager on or before Nov. 27th will be delivered to the market on December 7th. Orders submitted between Nov. 28th and Dec. 7th will be available for pick-up at the market on Dec. 14th. Thank you to Upsy Daisy Floral for partnering with Main Street and the market for this fundraiser.
The Boyne City Farmers Market continues in the lobby of City Hall from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday. This Saturday, during the Earlier Than The Bird shopping event, the first 25 market customers will receive $5 in market cash. Next week, a special pre-Thanksgiving market is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 27th. Click here for a list of Thanksgiving meal items that are provided by our market vendors. They include: meat and fish, potatoes, salad fixings, microgreens, vegetables (beets, carrots, rutabaga, squash, leeks, winter radishes, cabbage, collards, kohllrabi, brussel sprouts, parsnips, kale, chard and more), herbs for seasonings (thyme, rosemary, onion, garlic, shallot, black garlic and more), ingredients for stuffing, wild rice, dinner rolls, pie pumpkins, apples, honey, breakfast items, desserts, drinks and lavender.
> There will not be a market the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 30.
MARKET MUSIC - Thanks to our sponsors, Blissfest and Grain Train:
Nov. 23rd - Sean Miller. There will be no market on Nov. 30th. Dec. 7th - Mike Bass, 14th - Liz Thorp, 21st - Kirby, 28th - Dolph.
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Boyne Mountain ski slopes open again this weekend
Boyne Mountain will have the slopes open for early season skiing and riding Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and tickets will be $45 for all ages. Open lifts will be Victor, Mountain Express, Boyneland and Magic Carpet. Open runs will be Victor, Hemlock, Pierson, Center McLouth, Deer Run, Boyneland, Easy Street and the Magic Carpet training area. Terrain park features also available at the base of Aurora.
The resort opened for the season last Thursday, Nov. 13th, for pass holders, Friday for everyone else and "had an absolutely beautiful opening weekend of skiing and riding on a pretty stellar surface!"
Current conditions and webcams
Boyne Mountain had more than 1,500 people take a guess at the total score of the great UM/MSU rivalry match-up
this past weekend. Of those 1,500 people, 17 guessed the correct score of 54. Winners were then randomly selected, and they are:
- Melissa Wangler, winner of the maize and blue skis.
- Colleen Hughes Cheney, winner of the green and white skis.
The winning skis were provided by Shaggy's Copper Country Skis.
Mark your calendar for these holiday events
We're heading into the holiday season and we've got details on lots of great local events:
NOV. 23 - Earlier Than The Bird - 27 businesses offer great shopping deals from 7-11 a.m. for anyone wearing their pajamas.*
NOV. 27 - Lighting of the Village in Walloon Lake, 6-9 p.m.
NOV. 28 - Turkey Trots in Boyne City and Charlevoix on Thanksgiving morning.*
NOV. 28 - Community Thanksgiving Dinners at the Eagles in Boyne City and the Whi-Ski Inn in Boyne Falls.*
NOV. 29 - Santa Parade/Downtown Open House in Boyne City. Includes tree lighting and a live Nativity scene.*
DEC. 1 - Breakfast With Santa at Water Street Cafe from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.*
DEC. 4 - Lights of Love tree-lighting remembrance ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on the Dilworth Hotel porch followed by dinner at Water Street Café.*
DEC. 7 - Holiday Hobby Craft Show presents 150 arts and crafts vendors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Boyne City High School, benefiting the school Booster Foundation.*
DEC. 12 - Holiday Business After Hours hosted by
Resort Rentals North from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at one of their vacation rental homes,
1113 Marshall Road.
DEC. 13 - Six-for-one Day for skiers on Friday, and Holiday Open House with Santa and more on Saturday night at Boyne Mountain Resort.
* = details below in this newsletter
Kids can paint in their pajamas at Create Arts Studio during Earlier Than The Bird
Create Community Arts Studio will be waking up early for Boyne City's "Earlier than the Bird" event. We will be painting in our pajamas from 9 to 11 a.m. while your family enjoys a little shopping. This event is open to children and families, and children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
This painting is created by following along with instructor Jen Barratt. We ask participants to arrive promptly before 9 a.m. so we can begin together. Call the studio to make reservations: 231-459-4066. Drop ins are welcome but reservations are suggested. Class fee is $20 for each participating artist. There is no charge for adults assisting children.
Boyne Kiwanis, Charlevoix Hospital host Turkey Trot 5k runs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Entrants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item that will be donated to Boyne area food pantries. Here is a race registration form to print, register online or pick up a form at the Boyne Area Chamber, Edward Jones, Kilwins of Boyne City, or Lake Charlevoix Coffee.
MUNSON CHARLEVOIX HOSPITAL
will host their 9th annual 5k Turkey Trot at 8:30 on Thanksgiving morning. The run/walk starts and ends at the hospital parking lot (14700 Lake Shore Drive). Register online, in person at our Wellness Workshop (411 Bridge St., Charlevoix) or on the day of the event from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Register by November 24th to guarantee your long-sleeved t-shirt - or upgrade to a sweatshirt. Early shirt pickup available from 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 27 at the Wellness Workshop. Please bring a non-perishable food item to help support local food pantries. Costumes and leashed pets are encouraged - and you can get your photos taken at our photo booth. The Wellness Workshop will be open from 8:30-11am to serve as a warming station along the Turkey Trot route, providing hot chocolate, a warm place to rest, and use of the restroom or baby changing station as needed. New this year,
medals for gold, silver and bronze will be awarded in several categories.
Registration and details.
Magnum Hospitality Bonus Blitz: $100 = $120 after Jan. 1
For every $100 worth of Magnum Hospitality Gift Cards purchased between now and Dec. 15, you will receive a $20 bonus certificate to be used on a future visit to your favorite Magnum Restaurant - Red Mesa Grill, Cafe Santé or Pearl's - or online at
. The bonus coupons can be redeemed from Jan. 1 through May 31, 2020.
Water Street Cafe hosts Breakfast with Santa on December 1st
Water Street Cafe is hosting Breakfast With Santa from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, December 1st. An expanded Christmas-themed buffet will be served for $15 for adults and $6 for kids 12 and under. All of the cafe employees will be dressed as Santa's elves and helpers. Pictures with Santa will be available for $5, and those funds will be donated to Boyne Area Community Christmas, which provides meals, toys and clothing for local families for the holidays. Anyone attending on this or other days is invited to drop off canned food items that will be donated to local food pantries, and the cafe will also have a Giving Tree with local donation opportunities.
School Boosters sponsor 41st Holiday Hobby Craft Show Dec. 7
The Holiday Hobby Craft Show will again present 150 arts and crafts vendors when it is held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Boyne City High School. Admission is $2 for adults and no charge for students. Hourly drawings will be held for $20 Boyne Chamber Checks giveaways. Refreshments are also available for this 41st annual event that raises funds for the Boyne City Booster Foundation. The Booster Foundation's fundraising efforts help support all arts, academics, and athletics for Boyne City Public School students. For information contact Colleen Calo at 231-582-6156. Vendor application and details.
Ho, ho, ho! Pint & Paint planned for Dec. 5th at Stiggs Brewery
Stiggs Brewery's next "Pint and Paint" is scheduled for Thursday, December 5th from 6 - 9 p.m. in the basement of the brewery. The theme is "Here Comes Santa Claus" with instruction by local artist Cindy Kujawski. Participants will learn to paint a fun Santa "work of art" using acrylic paints. All materials will be provided and includes a drink of your choice for $25. Laughs and giggles included at no charge! Profits will go to the Charlevoix Area Humane Society to help fund some much needed projects, including a small surgical suite to spay and neuter strays and a new HVAC system. Enrollment is limited to 15 so register early. Sign up by calling Sue at 231-582-7567, email email@example.com or mail a check to Susan Metzger, 05804 Lake Street, Boyne City MI 49712. Event flier to print.
> Participants will create a painting like the one shown at right.
Senior center Thanksgiving celebration set for this Friday
The Boyne Area Senior Center is hosting daily lunches on weekdays including their
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration on Friday, November 22.
All county senior centers and the Commission on Aging Office will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, in celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
> The Boyne Area Senior Center is located at 411 E. Division St., Boyne City, 231-582-6682. Site coordinator is
BCHS dinner theater sold out; Show-only tickets available
Boyne Meets Broadway dinner theater tickets are sold out but show-only tickets are available for performances on Friday & Saturday, Nov. 22-23. The
90-minute Broadway revue will begin around 7:30 followed by dessert and coffee in the Commons.
Tickets for the show are $15 per person, and this event always sells out. Checks can be made to BCHS Drama. You will not want to miss this incredible event showcasing 70 of our BCHS students.
> To purchase tickets, contact any cast member, contact the high school office at 231-439-8100 or come to the high school auditorium on Saturday mornings from 10 am to noon.
Prepare for Christmas with Light of Joy program at church
First Presbyterian Church of Boyne City invites everyone to join them for "Light of Joy," an exciting intergenerational way to prepare for Christmas. This event will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 7, at the church at 401 S. Park St. Hear the Christmas Story through the eyes of the prophets, Mary and Joseph, angels, shepherds and wise men. There will be a pancake and sausage breakfast, a take-home craft, a take-home devotional and Bingo with prizes. Children will participate in a drama titled "The ABCs of Christmas." You will hear God's story as you talk and learn together with the people at your table. This event is open to all, but an adult must accompany children and participate in the activities. Activities are suitable for all ages. To save your spot, call 231-582-7983 and leave your name, telephone number and how many will attend. Event flyer.
BCHS alum William Raveau to perform in BC Dec. 27th
Boyne City High School alum William Raveau will perform in concert in at Freshwater Gallery & Concert Venue at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27. Enjoy an evening of Christmas songs and songs from his upcoming album. Tickets will be available at the door but availability is not guaranteed. VIP tickets include early seating and a champagne reception before the concert.
William Raveau is a Boyne City High School graduate now performing and residing in New York City. During his time in Boyne City, he was seen as Baby John in West Side Story, Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, Sid Sorokin in The Pajama Game, The Man in the Chair in several Boyne Meets Broadways, among other roles at the Little Traverse Civic Theatre and Bay View Music Festival. After performing in roles and receiving a BFA in Musical Theatre from Oakland University, he moved to New York City in pursuit of an acting career. During his two years in NYC, he was seen in cabarets in venues like the Laurie Beechman Theatre and The Duplex, as well as in Frankenstein the Musical, making his off-Broadway debut at the historic St. Luke's Theatre.
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 22 - Urban sustainability in India: Is it possible?
December 6 - Conspiracy theories, fake news, media and politics.
December 13 - Kayaking Lake Superior.
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
04069 N M75,
, (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.: Sean Bielby Nov. 24 through Dec. 29, except Dec. 22 - Michelle
Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.: Phillip McLellan Nov. 25 through Dec. 17. No music Dec. 24. Holly Keller Dec. 31.
Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.: Nov. 27th - Michelle Chenard, Dec. 4 - Pete Kehoe, Dec. 11 - Sean Bielby, Dece. 18 - Pete Kehoe. Dec. 25 - No music.
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 23rd - Yankee Station
November 30th - Pete "big Dog" Fetters
December 7th - Northern Nites
December 14th - Tribe Of Chiefs
December 28th - Scarkazm
December 31st - Gibson Seal
BOYNE CELTIC SESSION will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 1, in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. We invite the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music - free admission on the first and third Sundays of the month. Anyone wishing to receive a PDF of the book we use to play our music is encouraged to contact Gaeyle at 231-883-7664.
* 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
THURSDAYS - Fall Trivia Series at
7pm. Prizes each week for top three teams. Any new team that joins between by 12/5 receives two free one-topping pizzas after attending three times.
FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m. unless noted.
Nov. 22 - Marsupials
Nov. 27 - BioMassive (Wednesday before Thanksgiving)
Nov. 29 - Yankee Station
Dec 6 - The Shifties
Dec 13 - Tribe of Chiefs
Dec 20 - Yankee Station
Dec 27 - BioMassive
Dec 28 - Jelly Rolls
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 6-9 p.m. unless noted
23 - Holly Keller
Saturday, Nov. 30 - Michelle Chenard
Saturday, Dec. 7 - Charlie Reager
Saturday, Dec. 14 - Sean Bielby
Thursday, Dec. 19 - Charlie Reager, 7-10 pm
Friday, Dec. 20 - Eric Jaqua, 7-10 pm
Thursday, Dec. 26 - Michelle Chenard, 8-11 pm
Friday, Dec. 27 - Chris Calleja, 8-11 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 31 - Pistil Whips, 8-11 pm
Stein Erickson's, 6-9 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 24 - Nelson Olstrom
Wednesday, Dec. 25 - Chris Calleja
Tuesday, Dec. 31 - Under the Moon
|Snowflake Lounge, 4-7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 26 - The Real Ingredients
Friday, Dec. 27 - Chris Calleja
Saturday, Dec. 28 - Pistil Whips
Sunday, Dec. 29 - A Brighter Bloom
Monday, Dec. 30 - Charlie Reager
Tuesday, Dec. 31 - Zeke Clemons
Snowflake Lounge, DJ Mike or DJ Bill Da Cat e
very Saturday plus Dec. 26 thru 31
Mountain Express - DJ Bill Da Cat, 12-4 p.m. Dec. 26-31
BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS
5325 US 131 N,
Saturday (Nov 23rd) - live music - Chris Calleja (1:30-5:30)
> Thursday/Friday (Nov 28th/29th) - Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday
> Saturday (Nov 30th) - live music - Chris Calleja (1:30-5:30)
, 1 Water St, Boyne City, (231) 582-8800
> Americano breakfast special - 2 eggs your way, herbed potatoes, toast and jam, and a beverage for $7. Monday through Friday, 8-11am.
> Mondays, 6-9 p.m.:
$5 pizza special and Nathan Bates performs.
> Friday, Nov. 29th 8-11pm - Pete Kehoe performs.
> Saturday, Nov. 30th 8-11pm - Under the Moon performs
FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588. "Blue Mondays" open mike night from 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 5) on the second and fourth Mondays this fall, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen. Fall gallery hours are 10am-6pm, except Sundays 12-4.
DOC WOODWARD'S GUITAR SUMMIT concert - 8 p.m. Saturday, November 30. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Call 231-582-2588 to reserve your seat.
Northern Michigan Chorale Presents: Sing Joy!
Saturday, November 23 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 24 at 3 p.m.
The Northern Michigan Chorale returns to the Center for its third concert series, "Sing Joy!" featuring the Great Lakes Youth Choir. $15 adults / $12 seniors & students / 10 & under free.
> 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.
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!)
"Casa Tuesdays" - $3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 food features and live music 6-9 p.m.:
Dec. 3 - Sean Bielby
Dec. 10 - Brett Mitchell
Dec. 17 - Blake Elliott
Dec. 24 - Closed on Christmas Eve
Dec. 31 - Tic Tac Go
> 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. 22 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, Nov. 23 - Sydni K, 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 29 - Chris Koury
Saturday, Nov. 30 - Jeff Pagel
Thursday, Dec. 5 - Pint & Paint
Friday, Dec. 6 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, Dec. 7 - Nelson Olstrom
Thursday, Dec. 12 - Burger, Beer & Blues Night
Friday, Dec. 13 - Under The Moon, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14 - Something Great
Wednesday, Dec. 18 - Open Mic Night hosted by Nelson Olstrom
Friday, Dec. 20 - Chris Koury
Saturday, Dec. 21 - Crosscut Kings
Friday, Dec. 27 - Jeff Pagel
Saturday, Dec. 28 - Sydni K, 6 p.m.
DAY TO DAY SURVIVAL - The daily struggles and experiences of the transitionally homeless population will be explored at Lifetree Café on Potluck Sunday, Nov. 24. Dinner at 5:30, bring a dish to share. Program begins promptly at 6:29 p.m. The program, titled "A Day in the Life of the Hidden Homeless," features a filmed interview with Latoshia Jackson, a mother of eight who has been homeless for the past year. Jackson became homeless after her Memphis, Tennessee, home was destroyed by a tornado. "Being homeless is chaotic and stressful, but right now it is just what we have to do," says Jackson. "It feels like we are facing an existence of day-to-day survival."
> 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
SPORTS IMPACT LUNCHEON
- Bear River Health of Walloon Lake is advising sports fans to save the date for their next Sports Impact Luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 25, featuring a discussion with Herman Moore, Detroit Lions legend, on how addiction affects us all. Moore played from 1991-2001. Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A private VIP Reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Sponsorship and vendor booths are available - call 231-535-2822 x 3006 for details. More detailed information is coming soon on how to purchase event tickets.
CAN DRIVE FUNDRAISER - Let us help you clean out your returnables... the Boyne City High School Robotics Team is hosting a can drive. We will pick them up from your home or business if you call Missy at 231-675-1805. The Robotics Team is a hands on STEM program. It also teaches valuable life skills such as leadership, innovasion, self-confidence and communication. Read more about the Boyne City Robotics team.
|OFFICE SPACES AVAILABLE - 800sf, 1,430sf, 1,440sf, or 3,670sf of office space available. Located in a beautiful building, center of town with lake views and natural light on One Water Street above Cafe Santé. $12/sf/yr includes common area maintenance (excluding utilities, internet, and trash). Call 989-732-9722 or www.cattdevelopment.com.
|OFFICE SPACE - 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.
- 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,