Pineview Cottage

www.pineviewcottage.com   *   231-412-6069
Volunteers make our community go;  Explore the opportunities!
Volunteer Boyne City Main Street and the Boyne Area Chamber are better together, and we want you to join the greatest combo of community volunteers. Join us Wednesday, February 5th from 4-7 p.m. at the Boyne City Taproom/Pine Lake Lodge for a sweet and simple night of building a better sandwich. Volunteers will be on hand to welcome current, new or interested community members to our organizations. Of course, there will be PB & J sandwiches as well. 
What volunteer opportunities are available? Boyne City Main Street will have representatives from Boyne Thunder, the Boyne City Farmers Market, Stroll the Streets, Harvest Festival, Santa Parade & Holiday Open House, Walkabout Sculpture Show, and more on hand.  Boyne Area Chamber volunteers will be on hand to share information on the July 4th Duck Race, Craft Beer Block Party, Annual Golf Outing, Annual Awards Gala, Evenings at the Gazebo, Off the Clock, Grub Club, and more.  Mingle with old friends, meet some new ones and find out how you can get involved in your community!
Celebrate all that is chocolate at Chocolate Covered Boyne
Chocolate Boyne There are many reasons to spend the day in Boyne City, but nothing as sweet as chocolate indulgences throughout downtown. Chocolate Covered Boyne is your chance to experience chocolate treats and good deals at participating businesses on February 14 & 15 during regular store hours, in celebration of Valentine's Day. This event is a great way to chase away the winter blues and indulge in delectable creations, all conveniently located in downtown Boyne City.
The event culminates in a CHOCOLATE DESSERT CONTEST from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, at the Boyne City High School Hospitality Program classroom in the downtown Education Center building across the street from the library. Enter through the door on Main Street. This "tasty" competition, hosted by last year's winner, the Hospitality Class, is open to the public. Be a part of the action as our guest judges sample desserts prepared by local restaurants.  Dessert tasting will be free and the Hospitality students will have lunches available for purchase. There will be both a judges award and people's choice award, and the winners take home a trophy and chocolate bragging rights. 
> Restaurants can check out the Dessert Contest details and sign up to participate by filling out this form.
> MERCHANTS & RESTAURANTS - Email your Chocolate-Covered Boyne specials to bcmainstreet@gmail.com The earlier you send it, the longer we are able to promote it!
> PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES - Click here to see who's participating so far. This newsletter will provide the list as we get closer to the event.
Pat O_Brien

www.patobrien.com   *   231-582-1700 
Awards Gala
Please take our survey and tell us your thoughts about Annual Awards Gala
Thank you to all of the generous sponsors, business donors, volunteers and attendees who joined us for the Chamber's Annual Awards Gala on January 16 at Boyne Mountain. We ask that you please take a few moments to complete this short survey to help us in planning next year's event.
> Our Awards Gala newsletter with details on which community leaders were honored at the event.
WELCOME, NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!
Chamber member benefits     |     Member application    |   Call 231-582-6222 or  email us
These local businesses and organizations have joined the Boyne Area Chamber in recent weeks. 

We'd love to have you join them - and us!
DID YOU KNOW...?  How to use and process Chamber Checks
Chamber Checks As a Chamber member, the benefit of using Chamber Checks is open to you, and we hope you will participate in this effort to keep money local. Each year the Chamber sells thousands of dollars worth of Chamber Checks, ensuring that money is spent in our local economy. Chamber Checks are issued through Charlevoix State Bank by the Boyne Chamber and are redeemable just like a personal check.
EASY FOR BUSINESSES TO ACCEPT - Chamber Checks are easy to use since they are an official bank check.  So when a merchant receives a payment with a Chamber Check, they can deposit it for the full face value in their bank account as they would any other check deposit.  There is no need to return them to the chamber office for reimbursement like the old Boyne Bucks program. Since Chamber Checks are prepaid, just like a gift card, there is no need to worry if the check will clear.
WHAT ABOUT CHANGE? - It is up to each business to determine if change or store credit is given for Chamber Checks that exceed the purchase amount.
BOYNE BUCKS ARE STILL GOOD and will be redeemable with us for the through December, 2021. Member businesses should continue to turn in Boyne Bucks as you get them, and you will be reimbursed.
QUESTIONS? If you have any questions about Chamber Checks, call the Chamber at 231-582-6222 or email info@boynechamber.com.
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Veterans Park Pavilion expansion project is progressing nicely
An update from City Manager Michael Cain:
The Boyne City Pavilion is getting a case of shingles... but that's a good thing. According to the city's contractor, Bob Kroondyk, Boyne City's Pavilion project continues to progress nicely with lots of activity taking place in Veterans Park. Shingles are going on the roof of the new east side covered picnic areas. The face brick system and bricks are being installed behind plastic tenting along with trim boards, and ceiling cedar boards are also being installed. Shake shingles are getting painted in the pavilion in advance of their installation. Carpenters are building the picnic area's roof cupolas offsite and delivering them to a subcontractor for matching the nearby lighthouse roof design. The copper roofing material for the cupolas is arriving soon and will be delivered to the subcontractor for fabrication. The plumbing inspection for the commercial kitchen's grease trap was scheduled for Wednesday and after that, they will reinstall concrete for epoxy floors. Work on fire suppression sprinkler systems is about 50% complete. The new range hood system is scheduled to be installed right after the floors, and the counters and steel wall panels were ordered last week. The project, funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and local contributions, is scheduled to be completed by the May 14th start of the Boyne City National Mushroom Festival. When completed, the expanded and improved Boyne City Pavilion will be available for year-round use by the public.

Sunnyside
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Child's Sunday breakfast buffet with purchase of an adult meal.
Just mention the "Chamber Newsletter Special" when you order.
 
Check out our new menu and newly remodeled interior!
113 Water Street  ~  Downtown Boyne City
Vineyard to host Chamber business networking on Feb. 20th
Off the clock Boyne Valley Vineyards will host the Boyne Area Chamber's "Off The Clock" business networking social from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 20th. The vineyard is located just south of Petoskey at 5325 US 131 North, Boyne Falls. Off The Clock is the new name for Business After Hours, the chamber's monthly business networking event held at member businesses. Chamber members and the public are invited to attend. There is no charge for admission or refreshments, and wine tasting will be featured.
At the Chamber's recent Awards Gala, Boyne Valley Vineyards was recently given the Rising Star Award, recognizing a new business that "has brought something new, stimulating and valuable to the community." The business is a family-owned and operated winery focused on the production of local cold hardy wines. Since 2016, owners Tom and Christi Mahaney have planted nearly 3,000 grape vines at their 14-acre Boyne City-area site as well as at the 25-acre property along U.S. 131 where the tasting room opened a few months ago. Tasting Room hours are 12-6 p.m. daily, closed on Tuesday.

Mark your calendar for future Off The Clock business networking from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted:
  • February 20th - Boyne Valley Vineyards, 5325 US 131 North, Boyne Falls
  • March 19th - Lynda's Real Estate Service, 27 S Lake St., Boyne City
  • April 16th - Catt Development, Edward Jones, and Boyne City Massage & Wellness, 1 Water Street, Boyne City
  • NEW! May 20th - Regional Business After Hours, hosted by East Jordan Chamber, location to be announced, 5:30-8 p.m.
Stormy Kromer owner is keynote speaker for April 24 luncheon
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Stormy Kromer owner Bob Jacquart
The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) is excited to announce the 2020 NLEA Annual Lunch keynote speaker is Bob Jacquart, owner of Stormy Kromer, a legendary brand with a great story. Following in the tradition of entrepreneurs telling their stories, Jacquart joins the ranks of entrepreneurs like Joe Short of Short's Brewing Company and Tom Moran of Moran Iron Works who wowed the crowd as keynote speakers at past Annual Lunch events.
Don't miss out on this exciting event to hear first-hand the story of Stormy Kromer, and celebrate economic development in our region. Follow this link to purchase your tickets for the April 24th luncheon at Boyne Mountain Resort. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the event starts at 11:30. Tickets are $25 per person and you may purchase up to 8 for a table of 8.

Former Petoskey Chamber exec starts new post for Consumers
Carlin Smith
Carlin Smith
Carlin Smith is the new community affairs manager for Consumers Energy serving Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Kalkaska, Otsego and Presque Isle Counties. Smith replaces Tim Petrosky, who is retiring after 38-years with the company. During Tim's tenure, he led public affairs work for Big Rock Point Nuclear Power Plant and the Little Traverse Bay Environmental Project in Bay Harbor. Smith started work with Consumers on January 6th after working nearly 25 years in the chamber of commerce industry serving both the Harbor Springs and Petoskey Regional Chambers of Commerce. He will be headquartered at the Consumers Energy Service Center in Boyne City and can be reached at carlin.smith@cmsenergy.com. Consumers Energy is the state's largest energy provider, proudly serving 6.7 million Michigan residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula Counties.
Grant provides Little Free Libraries to McLaren Northern Michigan
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Anne Foster, Medical Library and Learning Lab Manager at McLaren Northern Michigan, left, thanks Liz Gee from the Great Start Collaborative, who dropped off more than 1,000 donated books to add to the new Little Libraries situated throughout the hospital.
Thanks to funding from the Burns Foundation, Inc., five new Little Free Libraries were installed in the busiest areas of McLaren Northern Michigan. The libraries, which hold 20-30 books each, allow patients and visitors to have free access to books that they can read (and keep if they choose) during their wait or stay at the hospital's Petoskey campus. 
The libraries can be found in four major waiting rooms and in the cafeteria. Shelves are stocked through book donations from local residents. Hospital colleagues and medical staff are also active participants in the "take a book" and "share a book" philosophy.
"Having the Little Free Libraries is a wonderful addition to our waiting rooms," said Andrew Bielaczyc, MD. "The family members are especially grateful to have access to reading material while they wait. It is such a meaningful project. Anything we can do to make patients and their family members more comfortable is important to us." 
Each library is registered on the Little Free Library website.  
> Since 1979, the Burns Foundation, Inc. has helped provide our medical personnel with access to important information and resources that improve patient care and support education, research, and publication. If you would like to donate to other projects that benefit patients and their families at McLaren Northern Michigan, contact McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation at 231-487-3500.
BC Blaze robotics team is ready to recharge for a new season
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Boyne City Blaze Robotics Team
A new year brings robotics to area high schools once again. FIRST Robotics Competition has partnered with LucasFilms as a part of its Star Wars for Change initiative. Infinite Recharge includes many tasks for robots to complete. Power Cells (balls) must reach high and low goals for robots to manipulate a control panel to activate a shield. Robots must return to park or climb to end the game. Boyne City has one of the most established teams in Northern Michigan and is recharging into the 2020 season. The season began with B.C. Blaze welcoming 34 teams from the Northern Michigan area, offering collaboration workshops, robot kit pick-up and camaraderie at the FRC Kick Off on January 4.
B.C. Blaze has grown from 6 to 32 high school students. Adult mentors, including seven alumni, help the team in a variety of tasks. "I'm involved to support the students and the community,'' says adult mentor Carol Valentine. "B.C. Blaze has given my daughter many opportunities to be involved. I'm proud to support the program with my time and skills." While robotics season runs year-round, build season begins in January and culminates with world competition in April. B.C. Blaze spreads STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) throughout the entire district and community. Additional information about B.C. Blaze Robotics can be found at www.boynecityblaze.com.
SPONSOR SUPPORT - BC Blaze thanks the Boyne community and surrounding areas for strong support during its nine seasons. Special thanks to the team's current Blaze and Blue level sponsors, who have contributed $1,000 or more to the team for this year's season:
- Rotary Club of Boyne City
- Boyne City Kiwanis Club
- Boyne City Booster Foundation
- Steck, Bert & Vickie
- Boyne City Hardware 
- Van Dam Boats 
> If you or your business would be interested in sponsoring BC Blaze, contact bcblaze@boyne.k12.mi.us.
Eta Nu Lights of Love raises $3970 for Hospice Assist
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Lights of Love Committee members, from left: Candy Greene, Connie Tenkel, Jean Marriott ( Executive Director of Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist) Chris Redman, Pati Scott, Nicole Zuehlke, Kathy Henricks, Nancy Miett and Sharon Kemp.
Boyne Eta Nu Charities would like to thank the community members who made a donation to the Lights of Love benefit for the Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist program this past December 4th. Forty personalized Hearts adorned the tree and 116 tree lights memorialized loved ones. Eta Nu presented a $3,970 check to Jeanne Marriott, executive director of Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist. NMHA is a non-medical hospice service specializing in volunteer and grief support for those facing illness and loss in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego. In the past 32 years, Eta Nu Charities has contributed over $111,000 to hospice and Hospice Assist programs.
Eta Nu would like to thank those who purchased tree lights and personalized hearts plus the sponsors who contributed to the event. Lights of Love sponsors included Bob Grove and the Dilworth Hotel for hosting our tree, Wright Builders & Design for the wooden hearts, Industrial Magnetics Inc. for printing services, Upsy Daisy Floral, Boyne Country Provisions and Sunnyside/Water Street Café for a floral arrangement, gift basket and gift certificate for our raffle.

Hospice Assist offers twice-monthly grief support groups in BC
Hospice Assist Hospice Assist is honored to offer monthly Grief Support Groups in Boyne City at the City Hall Community Room. These sessions are open to the public, and there is no fee to attend. Facilitated by Hospice Assist staff, the group meets twice each month, on the first Thursday at 11 a.m. and third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Hospice Assist is a non-medical, nonprofit agency with a mission to provide "Compassionate Support Through Illness and Grief." Monthly Grief Support groups are also held in Charlevoix and Petoskey, additional locations and times are listed on our website calendar. Funding for all programs offered by Hospice Assist is provided by grants, fundraising and donations. If you would like to support our mission in any way, please contact Jeanne Marriott at 231.547.7659 or email info@hospiceassist.org.
Northern Homes offers workshops on home buying and budgeting
Northern Homes Northern Homes is offering free workshops for Homebuying Education and $Money Smart Financial Budgeting. These workshops will help realize your homebuying goals or your goal to better manage your money. You will learn about credit reports, credit scores and the various steps involved in purchasing a home.
These workshops are being offered in Petoskey at the Maple Village Apartments on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. and in Boyne City at the Northern Homes office on the second Saturday of each month (Feb. 8) at 9 a.m. Additional workshops can be found on our website, www.northernhomes.org, under the event tab or by visiting our Facebook page
To register for any workshop, contact your local HUD Certified Housing Counselor, Jill Nickhah at (231) 582-6436.
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Realtor Tiffany Faulknor makes "Commissions for Causes" donation to Humane Society
Boyne City Realtor Tiffany Faulknor of Lynda's Real Estate Service, pictured at right, presents a donation check to Charlevoix Area Humane Society Director Scott MacKenzie. 
This donation was the result of Faulknor's Commissions for Causes endeavor in which she donates a portion of her commission from each sale and allows each customer to choose the receiving charity. 
For more information, visit Tiffany's Facebook Page, visit her website or call (231) 459-8915.
Take control of your financial future with Dave Ramsey class
Financial peace Take control of your financial future once and for all with a money class that will change your life. Chamber member Kim Mettler will be leading a new Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Class, starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at the Boyne District Library. Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson class on money management taught by America's most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more.  Check out all the details and sign up today
> Questions? Contact coordinator Kim Mettler at kimmettler01@gmail.com or (313) 617-3623.
tree sale Conservation District tree sale details, order forms available
Information on the Charlevoix Conservation District Spring Tree Sale fundraiser has just been released. Details and order forms can be found on the Tree Sale page of the district website . Order forms are also available at the district office at 303 North St. Boyne City, or through mail or email. Contact Alison Adams at 231-582-6193 or alison.adams@macd.org for more information on how to have one sent to you. Adams said the tree inventory is first come, first served. There is no deadline for orders, however the pick-up weekend for orders is always the last weekend in April - Friday, April 24th from 2-5pm and Saturday, April 25th from 9am-noon. Any additional or discounted trees will be available after 9am on Saturday. 
Boyne webcams
Boyne Mountain has four different webcams.
Out of town for the winter? Check out our snow on these live webcams
> Lake Charlevoix Live/Sunset Park, Lynda's Real Estate Service - Webcam.
> Downtown Boyne City, Brett Binkley/Pat O'Brien office - Webcam.
> Camp Michigania, Walloon Lake - Webcam.
> Boyne Mountain, Mountain Express ski lift - Webcam. Others at Boyne.  
> Hotel Walloon - Webcam.
In the News
         
   School Boosters induct Kevin Crandall into Hall of Fame - Story & pictures

   Census count is critical for our communities - Story

   Absentee ballots available for March 10 Presidential Primary - Story

   County officials  optimistic for next try at trail grant money - Story
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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 lisa@boynechamber.com.

Winter River Rafting Guide at Jordan Valley Outfitters - Details.
Experienced Server at Cafe Sante - Details
Siding Bids Wanted by W.B. Builders - Details
Etch Operator  (training provided) at Precision Edge Surgical Products Co.  - Details  
 
Hiring eventEARLY BIRD DEADLINE to save $50 on a booth for the upcoming regional Hiring Event is January 31st. You can register now for $325, a $50 savings compared to registrations in February. Northern Michigan's largest Hiring Event will return for the third year on Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ellison Place in Gaylord. This event is free to job seekers and a great opportunity to network with employers from multiple industries. Details and registration.
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FUN, FOOD, EVENTS, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
Winter rafting on the Jordan River is a 'magical experience'
Rafting From MLive.com: The words "winter" and "river rafting" don't often go together - which is precisely what makes this unusual wintertime adventure, offered by a few Michigan canoe liveries, so special. "It's a magical experience," says Melanie Bennett, co-owner of Jordan Valley Outfitters, which was the first livery in the state to offer these trips.  "I feel transported to another world." On a typical trip, guests sit in a large, six-person raft, which is steered down the river by a guide. Picture it like floating through a snow globe: As the raft moves along, you'll see enchanting ice formations, snow-capped tree canopies, and possibly some great wildlife, such as bald eagles, river otters and deer. Fast rivers are best for winter rafting because they are less likely to freeze over, but don't expect a white-water experience; the trips are peaceful, and you won't get wet. (Guides do recommend bundling up in water-resistant clothing, like snow pants -- not only for warmth but for occasional drips from your paddle, or if there's snow falling while you're out there).
> Jordan Valley Outfitters rates: $40/person (family-friendly rates available for kids 10 and under)
  Trip length: River time is 1.5 hours, total time is approximately 2 hours (including transportation to the river and a brief mid-paddle intermission for snacks and warm drinks)
  Trip times: Weekdays at 4 p.m., weekends at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  More info: jvoutfitters.com, 231-536-0006.
> These trips have become so popular that Jordan Valley Outfitters would like to hire an extra part-time guide or two through February/March. Call 231-536-000 to inquire.
> Read the full story from MLive.com.
Library hosts GLCO Young Children's event on Saturday
GLCO Saturday, Feb 1st, 1-2 p.m.
GLCO Young Children's Library Series: Vocal-Dynamics - This free program provides a variety of opportunities for children to discover their own unique gifts and interests through interactive activities with musicians from the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra. No charge. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to come sing along. Open to the public, this 45-minute, family-friendly program is designed to introduce young children to music in an entertaining setting. 
Friday, Feb 7th, 10-11 a.m.
Sensory Storytime for Special Needs Adults - Caregivers must attend as well. RSVP required. For more information or to RSVP visit www.boynelibrary.org/calendar or call 231-582-7861. Free.
Friday, Feb 7th, 6:30- 8:30p.m.
Friends Film Series: Juno (2007, PG-13, Drama/Romance, 1h36m)
When precocious teen Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) becomes pregnant, she chooses a failed rock star and his wife (Jennifer Garner) to adopt her unborn child. Complications occur when Mark, the prospective father, begins viewing Juno as more than just the mother of his future child, putting both his marriage and the adoption in jeopardy.  Free admission, snacks available for donation. The film series continues on the first and third Fridays of February and March at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. 
UPCOMING -  Family Dinner Book Club starts in March and Craft Supplies Swap Meet on
March 14th.
> More info on all events at www.boynelibrary.org.
Steve Valley now teaching Tai Chi at Elite Energetics
tai chi Elite Energetics is excited to announce that Steve Valley will be teaching the ancient martial art of Tai Chi at the office every Monday and Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. Not only does Tai Chi slow down your central nervous system and help your body heal but through breath and movement you will find peace of mind. Steve makes it fun. Join us and get that winter energy flowing for $15 per class. Contact Karen Wright 231-675-0015 with any questions. Elite Energetics is located at 500 N Lake St, Suite F, Boyne City.
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RSN broadcasts Friday basketball games vs. Kalkaska
The Rambler Sports Network will broadcast the Boyne City High School boys and girls basketball games as they host Kalkaska this Friday, January 31st. The broadcast begins at 5:15 p.m. with the girls game, followed by the boys game. Click here to watch the broadcast; you will be prompted to enter your email address and a password, which is 01.31, always the date of the game. You won't want to miss all the exciting action this Friday. The Boyne City/Kalkaska games will be rebroadcast on NewsNet, Channel 13 for Charter/Spectrum Cable users, at 7 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday.
> Here is the upcoming Rambler Sports Network winter broadcast schedule:
Jan. 31 - Boys & girls vs. Kalkaska 
Feb. 7 - Boys vs. Traverse City St. Francis
Feb. 11 - Boys basketball vs. Charlevoix
Feb. 25 - Boys and girls vs. Harbor Springs
Crooked Tree Community Orchestras concert is Feb. 9
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Music Education Director Kevin Richardson will conduct the Community Orchestras on stage at Crooked Tree.
Join the Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Music's Community Orchestras as they present their annual Winter Concert in the CTAC Theater on Sunday, February 9 at 2:30 p.m.
The CTAC Concert Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra will perform selections highlighting the diversity of string orchestra repertoire. From medieval French love songs to Bach concertos to Japanese-influenced modern compositions, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. The concert will also feature performances from CTAC's Little Stars and Intermediate Strings classes. The concert is free and open to the public.
The CTAC School of Music is grateful for the community's support, and looks forward to showcasing their talents for all to enjoy. This concert is free and open to the public.
For more information about the CTAC School of Music or the Winter Concert, visit www.crookedtree.org or call (231) 347-4337. The Crooked Tree Arts Center is located at 461 E. Mitchell Street, downtown Petoskey.
Walloon Winterfest features indoor & outdoor fun on Feb. 22
Winterfest The Village of Walloon Lake is hosting the 3rd Annual Walloon Winterfest on Saturday, February 22nd, from 1-4 p.m. The event will take place at Barrel Back Restaurant, The Village Green Park, and Tommy's Walloon. 
Winterfest is a family-friendly event, with indoor and outdoor activities for kids of all ages. There will be complimentary ice skate rentals in a variety of sizes, and free skating at the ice rink in the Village Green Park. Snowshoe and cross-country skis are available for rental at Tommy's to explore local hiking trails, weather permitting. Warm up inside with a complimentary Hot Chocolate Bar.
The Petoskey Snowmobile Club will be holding their 2nd Annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride beginning at their clubhouse, 4172 Evergreen Trail, Petoskey. It will end at Barrel Back Restaurant with the snowmobiles showcased on the lake. Gas is available at the Blue Facilities Building and snowmobile parking is available for the event. Enjoy free bean soup at the bean pot while enjoying the vintage snowmobiles.
Explore local breweries & wineries, located in Tommy's, featuring eight local beer, wine, cider, and liquor companies. Drink tickets can be purchased from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy Barrel Back food and drink specials, including an extended Happy Hour from 1-6 p.m.
Giveaway prize drawings will be held every hour on the hour, with the grand prize a two-night stay at Hotel Walloon to be given away at 4 p.m. (Must be present to win.)
> Thank you to our sponsors: Hotel Walloon, Barrel Back, Tommy's, The Walloon Lake Inn, and The Petoskey Snowmobile Club.
Sunday Funday, Mommy & Me Mondays are back at Avalanche Bay Waterpark
Skip the day of rest and turn up the Sunday fun factor at Michigan's largest indoor waterpark, Avalanche Bay. Enjoy Sunday Funday splashing from 2-9 p.m. every Sunday for less - $20 for juniors, $25 for adults. Guaranteed to be fun for every age. This special offer is available from now through March 22. Details .
Mommy & Me Mondays - Avalanche Bay has the cure for your case of the Mondays. Now through March 23, create magical memories splashing Mondays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Purchase one adult morning pass and get one junior pass for free. Details .
Vendor applications now available for summer Farmers Market
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A wide variety of produce at the winter market.
Vendor applications for the summer version of the Boyne City Farmers Market are now available here. The summer market is held in Veterans Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May 16 through October 17.
The indoor Winter Market  continues from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday in the lobby of Boyne City Hall. This year-round Farmers Market is packed full of beautiful produce, greens, homemade goodies and much more. 
FARMERS & VENDORS - The indoor market includes: Beehouse Cookies, Big Medicine Coffee, Blackbird Gardens, Bluestem Farm, Charlevoix Lavender, Charlevoix Moon Artisan Wine, Cook Family Farm, Daybreak Dream Farm, Ken's Fresh Fish 'N Tales, Korthase Sugarbush, Mini Farm, Providence Organic Farm, Siegrest Farm & Greenhouse, Spirit of Walloon, The Rustic Baker, Walloon Lake Winery, Winnie's Brand, Ziibimijwang Farm.
MARKET MUSIC, is sponsored by Grain Train and Blissfest
> For more information, visit www.boynecityfarmersmarket.org . To sign up for our weekly newsletter, email farmersmarket@boynecity.com.
Senior Centers celebrate Valentine's Day and Fat Tuesday
Senior Center Come Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Charlevoix County senior centers, including the Boyne Area Senior Center, on February 14th. We have a special meal and activities planned.
A new celebration this year is our Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday Meal and Day. Join us February 25th for some fun. On Ash Wednesday, February 26th, we will have a meal for everyone's Lent needs. Every Friday we have a fish alternative, too.
DINING HOURS - We are excited to share new dining hours for all of our Senior Centers to better accommodate all the busy schedules and to provide a true lunch hour experience. All lunchtime meals will be available from 11:30 a.m until 12:30 p.m. If you are already coming to the centers for your meals, you can still eat when you want with those you normally eat with. The Pledge of Allegiance and grace will still be said at Noon. The extended hours are meant to encourage those not currently coming for lunch due to scheduling conflicts. These hours also give our regulars a bit of flexibility and free up some seating.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT - We have updated times for our Caregiver Support Groups available at our County Senior Centers. All caregivers are welcome, as we know our professional caregivers need support too. The Boyne session is held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month in the conference room.
STROKE PROGRAM - The Senior Centers are having special educational programs, including a Stroke presentation from Munson Healthcare at 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 19th. Programs on Heart Health and a Medicare Workshop will be announced soon. 
> Here is the February calendar for the Boyne Senior Center. We also encourage you to like our Facebook Page, read our Senior Hi-Lites newsletter and check out the Commission on Aging website
> The County Commission on Aging has some new information that will be available at all of our area Chambers of Commerce. Stop in and pick up our three new information cards and share them with your friends and family.
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LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
 
BARREL BACK 04069 N M75,  Walloon Lake , (231) 535-6000. Open daily @ 8:30AM
WINTER SPECIALS and promotions:
  Sunday - Build your own pasta night.
  Monday - Smoke house platter night. Array of our smoked meats.
  Tuesday - Taco Tuesday (Chefs Choice of three weekly)
  Wednesday - Half off one topping pizza night
  Thursday - Fish Fry
Entertainment, 6-9 p.m.:
Friday: January 31 - Pete Kehoe. February 14 - Ben Overbeek.
Saturday: February 1 - Phillip McLellan
Sunday: Feb. 2 - Sean Bielby
Mondays: February 3rd - Ben Overbeek, 10th - Sean Bielby, 17th - Ben Overbeek, 24th - Sean Bielbry.
Tuesdays: February 4, 11, 18 - Phillip McLellan, 25th - Holly Keller.
Wednesdays: Pete Kehoe through February.
 
BC LANES & THE VENUE SPORTS BAR , 1199 S. M-75, Boyne City. (231) 582-6353.
Open 7 days a week: Sunday 1-9PM, Mon-Thurs 3-10PM, Fri & Sat 3PM-12AM
FISH FRY - All you can eat fish fry on Fridays, $11.99 4-10PM,  served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR - Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM,  $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft.
LIVE MUSIC, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight on Saturdays:
February 1st - Northern Nites
February 8th - Yankee Station
February 15th - Gibson Seal
February 22nd  - Tribe Of Chiefs
February 29th - Derailed
 
BOYNE CELTIC SESSION will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, February 2nd, in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. We invite the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music - free admission on the first and third Sundays of the month. Anyone wishing to receive a PDF of the book we use to play our music is encouraged to contact Gaeyle at 231-883-7664. 
 
BOYNE CITY TAPROOM / PINE LAKE LODGE, 220 S. Lake St., Boyne City,   (231) 459-4487. 
* Weekly Lunch Special - $7. Watch Facebook for details.
Nightly Specials:
  Tuesday - 1 lb. Basket of Ribs with Fries and coleslaw, $10
  Wednesday - Chicken Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes & gravy and carrots, $10
  Thursday - Half pound Pot Roast with mashed potatoes & gravy, $10
  Friday - AYCE Fish with Fries and coleslaw, $12.95
  Saturday - Chef's Choice
  Sunday - AYCE Pancakes, $6
* Kids eat free on Sunday with adult meal purchase
  THURSDAYS - Trivia Series at  6pm is held downstairs in the Taproom. Prizes each week for the top three teams.
* FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m. on the following date:
Jan. 31 - Yankee Station
Feb. 7 - Jelly Rolls

BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000.
Mountain Crawl MOUNTAIN CRAWLEvery Thursday at Boyne Mountain, walk, stumble or crawl to four different bars for the all-new Mountain Crawl. Make stops at four different locations - Everett's, Trophy Room Pub & Pizzeria, Forty Acres Tavern, and Eagle's Nest - and enjoy deliciously discounted beverages and appetizers. Stop at all and receive a Mountain Crawl Hat. Participants must be 21+ to participate. The specials are: $3 domestic drafts, $5 craft beer, $5 select wine, $5 select apps. You can also enjoy live music at Forty Acres Tavern and karaoke in the Snowflake Lounge.
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 8-11 pm unless noted
Thursday, Jan. 30 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Jan. 31 - Sean Bielby 
Thursday, Feb. 6 - Sean Bielby
Friday, Feb. 7 - Zeke Clemons
Thursday, Feb. 13 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Feb. 14 - Sean Bielby
Thursday, Feb. 20 - Eric Jaqua
Friday, Feb. 21 - Michelle Chenard
Thursday, Feb. 27 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Feb. 28 - Holly Keller
 
Stein Erickson's Family Party
Every Saturday thru Feb. 22 - DJ Roger Coates 
 
Snowflake Lounge
Saturday, Feb. 1 - The Shifties, 4-7
Wednesday, Feb. 5 - Chris Calleja, 8-11
Saturday, Feb. 8 - A Brighter Bloom, 4-7
Saturday, Feb. 15 - Pistil Whips, 4-7
Sunday, Feb. 16 - Sean Bielby, 4-7 and Tim Sato 9p-1a
Wednesday, Feb. 19 -   Charlie Reager
Saturday, Feb. 22 - Real Ingredients, 4-7
Wednesday, Feb. 26 - Zeke Clemons, 8-11
Saturday, Feb. 29 - Pistil Whips, 3-7
 
Snowflake Lounge, 8 p.m. -1 a.m.
DJs on Fridays and Saturdays plus Feb. 11-12
 
Mountain Express, 12-4 p.m. - DJs  on Saturdays plus Sunday, Feb. 16.
 
  BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS, 5325 US 131 N,  Boyne Falls,  (231) 373-2090.
Saturday, Feb. 1st - TBD
Saturday, Feb. 8th - Tyler Parkin (2:30-5:30)
Saturday, Feb. 15th - Chris Calleja (1:30-5:30)
Thursday, Feb. 20th - Boyne Area Chamber "Off The Clock" (5:30-7:30)
Saturday, Feb. 22nd - Michelle Chenard (2:30-5:30)
Saturday, Feb. 29th - Nathan Bates (2:30-5:30)
Igloos and snowshoes are available.
 
 CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Americano breakfast special - 2 eggs your way, herbed potatoes, toast and jam, and a beverage for $7. Monday through Friday, 8-11am.
> Mondays, 6-9 p.m.:  $5 pizza special and Nathan Bates performs.
> Wednesdays and Thursdays - Winter Biergarten menu  of German food and $5 German beers, 11 a.m. to closing.
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.: January  31st - Brett Mitchell.  February 7th - Nelson Olstrom, 14th - Under the Moon, 21st - Ben Overbeek, 28th - Chris Koury.  
> Saturdays, 8-11pm: February 1st - Sean Bielby, 8th - SYDNI, 15th - Michelle Chenard, 22nd - Pete Kehoe, 29th - Brett Mitchell.
 
FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588.
Open Tuesdays-Saturdays 11-6pm and by appointment, 231-675-7605.  Closed Sundays and Mondays except Blue Mondays Open Mic Night from 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 5) on the second and fourth Mondays, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen.
Chastity Brown
Chastity Brown
Upcoming concerts:
Feb. 14 - Chastity Brown -  Based in Minnesota, but with roots in Tennessee, she grew up surrounded by country and soul music. In the full gospel church of her childhood, she played saxophone and drums and found her singing voice and a passion for music. Her first show was in Knoxville, TN, and then it was on to Minneapolis. Since then, she's been featured on NPR's "Favorite Sessions," CMT, American Songwriter, the London Times , Paste Magazine and others. Chastity has toured the U.S. and abroad, appearing on the U.K.'s Later...with Jools Holland .
March - to be announced
April 10 - Steve Poltz
May 9 - Eliza Gilkyson
 
piano
Voices Without Borders
  GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets, visit greatlakescfa.org or call 231.439.2601. 
Saturday, Feb. 8 - Voices Without Borders presents the 2nd Annual A Time to Shine, a celebration of entertainers of all ages, and Northern Michigan's most amazing stars. $25 VIP / $10 all seats.
Saturday, Feb. 15 - The Choir of Man combines rock, broadway, pub tunes, stomp, folk, and pop into one high-energy concert known across the globe as the "ultimate feel-good show."
Friday, Feb. 28 - Accompanied by Tchaikovsky's beloved score, join the Interlochen Arts Academy Dance Company as they present the classic story of The Sleeping Beauty.
 
LAKE STREET PUB , 202 S. Lake St., Boyne City,  (231) 497- 6031.
> Pub Time - Monday thru Friday, 3-6pm. En joy $1 off Cocktails, Craft Beer & Wine.  $2 Draught Domestics,  $12 Bucket of Domestic Bottles - 1/2 dozen on ice,  $1 Each- Ice Cold Peel & Eat Shrimp.
> Masterminds Trivia with Matt Hall every Wednesday, 7-9pm, teams of 1-8 people. Prizes for each week's winners, (may not to be used on the night won): 
1st - $50 gift certificate
2nd - $25 gift certificate
3rd - $15 gift certificate
> Trivia Theme Night on the last Wednesday of every month. Every player who dresses with the night's theme receives 10% off their individual bill.
February 26 - 90's Trivia, (Wear some fun 90's gear)
March 25 - Television Trivia, (Dress as your favorite TV characters)
April 29 - 70's Trivia, (Wear your most fun 70's gear)
May 27 - Michigan Trivia, (Wear some gear that reminds you of our beautiful state - sports teams, mittens, Petoskey stones, etc.)  
 
RED MESA GRILL , 117 Water St, Boyne City, (231) 582-0049
"Casa Tuesdays" - $3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 food features and live music 6-9 p.m.:
Tuesday, Feb. 04 - Donavan Daugherty
Tuesday, Feb. 11 - Brett Mitchell
Tuesday, Feb. 18 - Adam Hoppe
Saturday, Feb. 22 - The Pistil Whips on National Margarita Day                 
Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Blake Elliott
 
 STIGGS BREWERY & KITCHEN, 112 S. Park St., Boyne City,  (231) 497-6100
> WEEKLY SPECIALS:
Mondays - Smoked Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, $15.
Tuesdays - All-You-Can-Eat Smelt - Beer-battered French fries, cole slaw, $16.
Wednesdays - Smoked Chicken Alfredo and garlic bread, $12.
Thursdays - Burger & Pint Night, $10. 
Fridays - Taco Trio with your choice of BBQ pulled pork or BBQ smoked chicken, $10.
> EUCHRE MONDAYS - 6 p.m. Top two weekly winners get prizes, half off Euchre Pilsner from Arbor Brewing Co.
LIVE MUSIC & events at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, Jan. 31 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Feb. 1 - Sydni K
Friday, Feb. 7 - Boyne Forward Happy Hour Launch Event, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 14 - Something Great
Saturday, Feb. 15 - Crosscut Kings
Tuesday, Feb. 18 - Starving Artist Beer Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Starving Artist is one of Michigan's few farmhouse breweries, focused on high-quality, creative liquids to explode your taste buds. Our chef has paired their delicious brews with a unique menu of our top-selling American Wagyu beef. Enjoy 6 beers and 6 courses for a fun evening of unique pairings.
Friday, Feb. 21 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, Feb. 22 - Under The Moon
Friday, Feb. 28 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Feb. 29 - Holly Keller-Thompson
 
WHI-SKI INN , 2670 US 131 South, Boyne Falls, 231-549-3346.
Wine, Wings, and Whiskey all 20% off every Wednesday. 
LIVE MUSIC is 7-10 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, Jan. 31 - The Pistil Whips
Saturday, Feb. 1 -  2-Track Mind
Friday, Feb. 7 - Sean Miller
Saturday, Feb. 8 - Ty Parkin
Friday, Feb. 14 - The Lopers
Saturday, Feb. 15 - The Two Beats
Friday, Feb. 21 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Feb. 22 - Crosscut Kings
Friday, Feb. 28 - The Lopers
Saturday, Feb. 29 - Mark Burk guest appearance
NEWS BRIEFS  
Coffee talk
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 Friday, February 7. The Coffee Talks are normally held on the first Friday of every month. The coffee is courtesy of the superintendent, and this Coffee Talk will be held at Lake Charlevoix Coffee Co . 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.

KINDER CLOSET at Christ Lutheran Church is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on February 8th 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.
Lifetree Cafe
EXPERT ADVICE about the origins and meaning of dreams will be featured at Lifetree Café on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 3:30 p.m.  The program, titled "The Miracle of Dreams: Does God Speak to Us Through Our Dreams?" features a filmed interview with Dr. Terry Himes of the Colorado Sleep Center. He explains what researchers have discovered about dreams, the possible sources of those dreams, and the role sleep and dreaming play in maintaining a healthy life.  "We know that fragments of our previous day's experience or possibly the past week, can be processed through dreams," says Himes. "It must be that the association areas in our brain are actually responsible for elaborating the content of a story. It is the association areas that help us process and consolidate memories."  
> Lifetree Café is in the First Presbyterian Church, 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. Use the Pine St. entrance. It is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions may be directed to Elizabeth Broschart at 231-582-7983  or Lifetree@fpboyne.org.
WINTER CLEARANCE SALE continues this week at Boyne Trading Co.,109 E. Water St. Save 50% off storewide. Stock up on your favorite BoyneWear, Vera Bradley and Life is Good products now.
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.
RETAIL AND/OR OFFICE SPACE available on Lake Street in downtown Boyne City. Approximately 2000 sq.ft. Public parking lot adjacent. Call 517-230-0914.
VISITORS GUIDE - The Boyne Area Chamber's Visitors Guide/Business Directory is available as a digital magazine as well as a beautiful 4-color printed magazine. It contains interactive content, including page-turning, links to websites and video, as well as a full search function. To view the digital publication,  click here

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