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Exhibitor and sponsor sign-ups now available for Chamber Business & Community Expo on Nov. 1st
Expo crowd
The Expo always draws a good crowd.
Exhibitor registration is now open for the Boyne Area Chamber's Business & Community Expo on Friday, November 1st, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The Expo is a partnership with Boyne City High School, held in the school gymnasium from 3-7 p.m. with exhibitor networking from 3-4 p.m. before opening to the public from 4-7 p.m. 
Booth prices are $ $200 for a business and $150 for a 501(c)3 non-profit.,  including an 8-ft. table and two chairs. Exhibitors must be Boyne Chamber members.
Blue Cross Blue Shield The Expo also offers sponsor opportunities for additional exposure and first choice of booth locations. The Expo is traditionally our largest networking event of the year, giving exhibitors exposure to hundreds of local residents and business people in attendance. 
Sponsor opportunities - Sponsors can choose prime booth locations, and Executive Sponsors' booths will be a "Designated Guest Stop" where guests must visit to get a stamp to enter the raffle. Executive sponsors also receive 15 free passes, their logo on Expo Bags and their own sponsor banner, and much more.  
Sept. 28th festival: Farmers Market, arts & crafts, hay rides, more 
Harvest Festival
The Boyne City Harvest Festival is a fall festival that you will not want to miss! Here are some of the fun things planned in downtown Boyne City on Saturday, September 28th from 8am-4pm:
  • Boyne City Farmers Market (with more than 50 vendors) will be lining the streets. Vendors will be selling a variety of harvest items, including apples, pumpkins, squash, apple butter, jam, honey, and cider, among other things/
  • More than 20 arts and crafts vendors will be showcasing their talents.
  • Lots of fun for the kids with numerous children's games.
  • Hay rides.
  • Scarecrows made by downtown residents and businesses. Entry form deadline is Sept. 20th and scarecrows must be assembled and displayed by 9 a.m. on Sept. 27th. Details and contest entry form.
  • Lively music performed by local musicians.
Portions of Water Street and Lake Streets will be closed to traffic during the festival. 
Here is the schedule of six live music performers :
11 am to 1:30 pm
Dwain Martin & Friends
Holly Keller-Thompson
Northern Nites
1:30 pm to 4 pm
Full Moon Jam
The Sunshine String Band
Wyatt & Shari Knapp
The festival is organized and supported by Boyne City Main Street.   Join us as we shop the market and arts and craft vendors and spend time enjoying all that the downtown area has to offer.
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Local businesses offer Harvest Festival food and fun
Several local businesses are providing special programs, fun, food and drink for the Sept. 28th Boyne City Harvest Festival:
> PAINTING CLASSES - Boyne City Hardware is partnering with Casa de Colores - Instructional Acrylic Painting Classes to hold two free Kids' Painting Classes during the September 29th Harvest Festival. Little ones can explore their creative sides while parents enjoy the downtown Farmers Market and live music. Classes are instructed by the fun and patient Belinda who will guide her students to create a fall-themed masterpiece. We're holding two sessions: 12-1pm and 2-3pm. Advance registration is required by calling 231-582-6532 or emailing Recommended for ages 5 and up and class sizes are limited to 12 reserve your spot soon. This is a free event sponsored by Boyne City Hardware. Details.
> BOOKMOBILE from the Boyne District Library will be on the street and open for everyone
> BEER TASTING - Boyne Provisions will host a beer tasting with Founders Brewing Co. from noon until 3pm.
> CAFE SANTE is featuring German food, German beer and German wine features through the weekend with live music from 8-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
> OPEN HOUSE at Shaggy's Skis. See how they turn wood, fiberglass, carbon fiber, and plastic into a pair of skis, 3-6 p.m. at 444 Boyne Ave.
> VOTE for your favorite scarecrow on the Chamber's Facebook page. 
GREAT PUMPKIN RUN has been cancelled by the Humane Society.
> SEND US your Harvest special events or offers - email by Tuesday.
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  Scarecrow Contest sign-up deadline is extended to Friday
A past scarecrow display at Boyne City Hardware.
The Harvest Festival Scarecrow Contest deadline has been extended to Friday, Sept. 20th. Sign up now - then you still have a week to put up your scarecrow by the 27th. 
The Boyne Chamber is inviting you to create and display scarecrows that are funny, scary, cute and most of all, original. This year's Scarecrow Contest theme is "Animals." Pick your favorite or maybe your scariest - just have fun!  New this year: judging will be done by the public via Facebook during the Sept. 28th Harvest Festival.
Click here for fillable PDF registration form with rules. Prizes will be awarded. Here are some of the rules:
The Scarecrow Contest is open to any business, organization, student/kids, and resident/individual.  Entry forms should be received by Friday, September 20th to determine the location of your scarecrow in downtown Boyne City.  Entrants are responsible for installing their scarecrowsany time from now through 9 a.m. Friday, September 27th. Entrants are responsible for removing their scarecrows by Nov. 4th.  Email a photo of your completed scarecrow to the Chamber at . The winner of each category will be determined by the most votes on the Chamber's Facebook page.
> For more information, call the Boyne Area Chamber at 582-6222.
  Chamber members are welcome to use our conference room
Conference room
The Community Christmas Committee was the first chamber member to use our conference room for their recent meeting.
Did you know... that a benefit of being a Boyne Chamber member is that you are welcome to use the chamber's conference room for no charge. It is located in the chamber's new office at 115 S. Lake Street, and it's perfect for small meetings, interviews, off-site staff evaluations and similar uses. The room holds 6 to 8 people comfortably and the chamber's wifi is available. We just ask that you give us advance notice of when you would like to reserve the conference room by calling 231-582-6222 or emailing .
The Brook!  It's home!
At The Brook, senior living is all about enjoying life. 
We offer residents a wide variety of activities so they can connect with each other  and share good times! What's more, our committed staff is passionate 
about quality care, ensuring your loved one always feels right at home.

For more information on our Assisted and Independent Living opportunities,
visit or call 231-582-4300 
to schedule a tour or reserve your room today.

Thanks to all for a great day at our 1st Annual Golf Outing!
Golf Outing
The Chamber's 1st Annual Golf Outing was a sell-out and a big success last Thursday at Boyne Mountain's Alpine Course. Next year's Golf Outing will be at Boyne's Monument Course, and we're already working with Boyne to nail down a date in mid-September. We greatly appreciate their help making this event happen on a world-class golf course with great food, drink and ambience at the Beach House restaurant on Deer Lake.
We are also grateful to our Chamber Ambassadors, who spearheaded this event and helped us with the planning. 
And, finally, thanks to the 80 golfers, 20 sponsors and 10 businesses that donated prizes for our winners. Our Special Edition Newsletter has the full roundup of the  winners and sponsors with lots of pictures. 
Tractor Supply Co. now open; Ribbon-cutting is Saturday
Boyne City's new Tractor Supply Company store has opened, and the Chamber will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday. Stacy Morris is the manager of the store, which is located across from Louie's Market at 1200 S. M75. A grand opening sale with 10% off "already low prices" (except Carhartt) will run from today through Sunday, Sept. 22.  What can you buy at Tractor Supply Company? Everything except tractors. At TSC, customers find everything they need to maintain their farms, ranches, homes and animals. TSC's products include: clothing, equine and pet supplies, tractor/trailer parts and accessories, lawn and garden supplies, sprinkler/irrigation parts, power tools, fencing, welding and pump supplies, riding mowers and more. The store phone number is 231-582-2882.
Hemingway Portal
Young Hemingway Portal is in the works at Freshwater Gallery
Robin Lee Berry has a dream. She'd like to help create a North Country Hemingway Festival, possibly starting in 2022 and including Boyne City, Petoskey, Walloon Lake and Charlevoix. The idea started when she worked with local documentary filmmaker George Colburn, who asked her to write and perform the theme song for the "Young Hemingway and His Enduring Eden" film. Berry, local historian Ed May and Scott MacKenzie are now organizing a Young Hemingway Portal event for Saturday, October 5th.
A cast of local residents (in early 1900s period costume) will give short performances at 8 or 9 locations around the downtown area. At each location, tales of young Ernie's pre-World War I adventures in Boyne City - be they from gossip, hearsay or rumour - will be initiated by postman Scott McKenzie.
The event will begin at 12 Noon at Freshwater Art Gallery, 217 S Lake St., and is expected to last until 4 p.m.  You can start or stop touring at any location.  At 4:15, a social hour begins at Freshwater, hosted by the owners, Robin Lee Berry and her husband Tony Williams. 
> Anyone interested in playing the part of local citizens from the early 1900s, when young Hemingway fished, played and worked in the vicinity of  Boyne City, Horton Bay, Charlevoix and Petoskey, is invited to contact Berry at 231-582-2588 or via emial, Watch this newsletter for more details about this Oct. 5 event.
Provisions Wine Lounge opens to rave reviews on Water St.
Wine Lounge
Final inspections were completed last Thursday and the long-awaited Provisions Wine Lounge opened for business immediately following. Owner Ed Brehm commented, "We very much appreciate the hard work and patience of our team and our contractors. We hope to see you soon!" Check out the great photos of the newly renovated interior and a few of their small plates from Kim Mettler of Michigan Barefoot Memories Photography.  
Here are some comments from the Wine Lounge Facebook page:
> Looks amazing in there!
> The new place GLOWS...that will be of especial importance as the days shorten...right into the ski season...and the fireplace will of course help with that
> Stunning!! But we all know if Ed and Kristine are behind it, it will be nothing less!
> We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves last night, with wonderful service, amazing dishes and and good cheer to put a smile on your face!
The Wine Lounge is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12 Noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. They offer 75+ curated wines, classic cocktails made with premium ingredients, craft beer from Michigan and "small plates" offered after 4 p.m. daily. It is managed by Provisions employee Chloe Chaffee and is located at 123 Water Street, next door with a connecting doorway to the Wine Emporium and Deli and Boyne Country Provisions. Check the Wine Lounge Facebook page for updates. 
Students can tour manufacturing facilities in October
Area high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity once again to tour some of the region's most unique, innovative and important manufacturing facilities. Manufacturers across the country and across the street use MFG Day as an opportunity to inspire and recruit the next generation of manufacturers.Tours will take place October 8, 9 and 10 during school hours at several locations throughout Charlevoix, Antrim, Cheboygan and Emmet counties. Transportation to and from the manufacturing sites will be coordinated by the individual school districts.  Participating manufacturers from Boyne City include Industrial Magnetics, Lexamar, Precision Edge, and Shaggy's Skis.  Community partners working together to organize Manufacturing Day are the Char-Em Career & Technical Education, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, local school disstricts and local chambers of commerce including the Boyne Area Chamber.  Flyer to print .
Boyne Valley Lions "Give A Hoot" to help others not pollute
Lions show their "Don't pollute Drains to Waterways" decals.
The Boyne Valley Lions in conjunction with the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council and Project WAVE (Watershed Action Volunteer Experience) has placed "Don't Pollute Drains to Waterways and Drains to Rivers" decals on all storm water drains in Boyne City. The tally resulted in the affixing of nearly 550 decals to storm water drains across the city. The Lions, whose motto is "We serve," made for a perfect partner with the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. The entire club pitched in, and the club's pride to protect our environment can be seen in the adjacent picture.  
The Lions are also known for diabetes education and free screening initiatives; KidSight screening for early onset visual impairments; White Cane fund-raising for the visually impaired; local school activities including Robotics Club, school trips, elementary field days, sports boosters; participate and serve volunteers in "Buff up Boyne;" serve hungry elementary school students at Field Days and school carnival; Project WAVE Lions initiatives; financial support to Girl Scouts, PAWS with a Cause, Boyne District Library, Alzheimer's Fund, CROP Hunger Walk, and Charlevoix Area Humane Society.
The Lions Club meets at noon every Wednesday at the Boyne District Library. For information on becoming a Lion contact James Richman, Membership Chairman, at
"Out of this world" urologist Bryan Shumaker joins McLaren
Bryan Shumaker
Dr. Bryan Shumaker
Bryan Shumaker, MD, Board-certified Urologist and Astronomy enthusiast, has joined McLaren Northern Michigan Urology. With nearly 40 years of medical experience, Dr. Shumaker is knowledgeable in all areas of urology. He sees patients from newborn through adult years for most urology conditions and surgeries. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed his residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine. 
"I am excited to start practicing medicine with McLaren Northern Michigan. I love the interaction and relationships that I build with my patients and staff. It is my favorite part of medicine," stated Dr. Shumaker.  
In addition to a comprehensive medical career, Dr. Shumaker has dedicated his time to Astronomy. He is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador doing outreach astronomy education, and is president of Northern Michigan Astronomy Club that supplies the oversight, training, and astronomy programming for the International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands in Mackinaw City. The International Astronomical Union has designated asteroid 513528 Bryanshumaker in his honor. He also is an adjunct Professor, Dept. of Physics (Astronomy) at Oakland University.
Dr. Shumaker resides in Boyne City with his wife, two Cairn terriers, and has three grown children and six grandchildren.  He enjoys flying, ham radio, and astronomy among his many interests.  To make an appointment to see Dr. Shumaker, call McLaren Northern Michigan Urology at 231-487-7303. 

McLaren offers Heart Healthy Living presentations
McLaren Northern Michigan invites the public to free presentations on heart healthy living, offered on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 6-7 p.m. at the John & Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, located at 820 Arlington Avenue in Petoskey. On September 24, Jason Ricci, MD, will present information on the Structural Heart, an umbrella term that encompasses the full scope of conditions caused by defects or abnormalities in the heart's valves, walls, and/or muscle. For more information on the Heart Heathy Living Group community presentations, call 231-487-4000, or visit
Protect your business from embezzlement and cyber crime
Boyne Chamber members are invited to a seminar on how to "Protect Your Business From Embezzlement & Cyber Crime" on Wednesday, September 25 from 8:30-10 a.m. The seminar is presented by Tip of the Mitt SCORE and the Petoskey Chamber, held at the Genesis Center, 1124 Northmen Drive, Petoskey. The seminar fee is $20 and pre-registration is required by September 20th. Register online.
Rotary plans monthly open meeting Monday at Cafe Sante
Rotary The Boyne City Rotary Club will hold an "open meeting" at 6 p.m. Monday, September 23rd at Cafe Sante. The public is invited to attend and learn how Rotary contributes to the Boyne community and how our service projects benefit people around the world. This meeting will take the place of the usual weekly held at 7 a.m. on the first, second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Boyne District Library Community Room. The club holds their evening open meeting once a month, on the third Monday, and all future open meetings are slated to be held at Cafe Sante.
Best selling author Evans presents seminar for HR Society
Joshua Evans
Joshua Evans
Best selling author Joshua M. Evans presents a seminar on "Culture of Engagement - Why/How to Build Passionate, Engaged Teams" sponsored by the Northern Michigan Society For Human Resource Management (NMSHRM). The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, September 20th at the North Central Michigan College Library in Petoskey. Each of us began our careers from a passionate place. On our first day of work every one of us was excited, intrigued, and joyful. However, with such demanding roles, it easy for us to lose sight of our initial enthusiasm. In this session learn how to become a positive catalyst, collaborate enthusiastically, and build a peerless culture of authentic engagement that inspires the team you work with. More information and registration.  
Aging Gracefully event is Saturday at Performing Arts Center
Independence Village is planning a major Aging Gracefully Symposium including 8 seminar topics and free lunch at the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 21. Check-in starts at 8:30 and the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided by Independence Village's Executive Chef Andy Colvin. No reservations are required.  Presenters and their topics include:
  • Dr. Thomas Ling, MD - Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital - The Healthcare Continuum
  • Amy Wieland, Executive Director, Charlevoix County Commission on Aging -  Services and Benefits of the commission on Aging
  • Joel Schraw, Attorney, Schraw & Associates - Power of Attorney
  • Jennifer McKenzie, Korthase Flinn - Long-term Care Insurance
  • Susan Tabacki, Korthase Flinn - Medicare
  • Sheriff Chuck Vondra, Charlevoix County - Senior Scams  in Charlevoix County
  • Charlevoix County Transit, Hours of service - Prices and how the changes of legislation impact public transportation.  Hours and costs of public transportation
  • Jodi Douglas, MBA Wellness Director at Independence Village - When it's no longer safe for my parent to live alone.
Juniors and seniors invited to College Night on Oct. 10
College Night
North Central Michigan College invites high school juniors and seniors and their parents to College Night, Thursday, October 10. The event will be held on the Petoskey campus in the Student and Community Resource Center from 6-7:30 p.m. An "open house" format encourages attendees to drop in anytime during the event.
High school students and their parents can meet with representatives from more than 50 public and private colleges and universities from throughout the Midwest about higher education options, admission requirements, programs of study, costs of college, campus activities and residence life. Armed Forces representatives will also be available. A North Central financial aid advisor will be present to answer questions about federal financial aid for college. Representatives will also provide valuable information for current North Central students who plan to transfer to a four-year university for completion of a bachelor's degree. 
The program is offered to the community by North Central as a free service for students and families, with additional support from the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. 
Health Dept. offers October 17th immunization clinic in BC
Employees miss work when they're sick. Getting a yearly flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu and its potentially serious complications. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated by the end of October. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is offering a community immunization clinic on Thursday, October 17th at Boyne City Middle School from 4-6 p.m. We also offer worksite clinics for employers who have 25 people or more that want to get their flu shot/other immunizations. We accept most insurances and provide assistance to those who are under or uninsured. To schedule an appointment at a clinic, call 1-800-432-4121. To schedule a worksite clinic, call Yvonne Louiselle at 231-547-7603.
In the News
   Police: Two Boyne City deaths are apparent suicides - Story

  Joe Loper of Boyne Falls overcomes near-fatal brain aneurysm - Story
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Cutting Edge Computers Cutting Edge Computers
Mike Willits, owner, and Carol Willits, Office Manager
829 W. Main St. Suite H
Gaylord, MI 49735
(989) 448-0486
ABOUT US: We are a local family-owned business dedicated to bringing you the latest technology, protecting your privacy, and helping you grow into the future. We provide many different services: sales, repair. on-site, networking services, custom PC building, computer & network security services, data management services, security cameras, training services and more.
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Looking for staff? Make a job posting!
Chamber-member businesses looking to hire staff are encouraged to post their jobs on the chamber website job posting page. You can do this with your member log-in with just a few simple steps. If you need assistance with your log-in, email
POLICE CHIEF - Boyne City, a progressive, stable full-service Northwestern Michigan waterfront community of 3,735 year-round with large seasonal increases seeks exceptional leader for well run and respected Police Department with quality people, training, facilities and equipment. This is a working Chief position requiring hands-on and supervisory skills. Demonstrated creative problem solving, public relations, communication, organizational and budgeting skills desired. Must be M.C.O.L.E.S certified.  Current Chief retiring after 7+ years. Comprehensive wage (DOQ) and benefit package. Submit resume, letter of interest, salary history and requirements with 3 references to: Michael Cain, City Manager, City of Boyne City, 319 North Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712-1101 by Friday, September 27, 2019. EOE  
No phone calls please.

Great Lakes Energy - Senior Systems & Network Administrator - Details.

Long Road Distrillers - Part-time retail associate - Details.
We encourage Chamber members to list their openings on our Jobs Page.
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
RSN schedule
Rambler Sports Network to broadcast Sept. 20th football game
The Rambler Sports Network will begin its fall sports season video broadcasts Friday, Sept. 20, when the Boyne City Rambler football team hosts the Grayling Vikings. The broadcast begins at 6:45 p.m. for the game, which starts at 7 p.m. 
To watch the broadcast, go to  and click on the graphic. As always, passwords are simply in mm/dd format, so the first game on 9-20 will have a password of 09.20, the October 4th game password will be 10.04, etc.  Here is the schedule:
Pig Roast 9.20 vs Grayling Football
10.04 vs TCSF Football * Cancer Awareness night
10.10 vs EJ Volleyball * Volleyball Parents night
10.18 vs Benzie Central Football *Homecoming
10.25 vs Kingsley Football
> LAST WEEK'S GAME - Ramblers get offense rolling for first win - Story
> PIG ROAST TAILGATE PARTY - Everyone is invited to an Athletic Department Pig Roast Tailgate Fundraiser on Friday, September 20th from 5-6:30 p.m. prior to the Grayling game.
SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES - If your business would like to help sponsor these broadcasts, contact faculty advisor Randy Calcaterra at
 BC Farmers Market has produce, crafts... and fun!
Magic show
Jacob's magic show draws a crowd.
 If you'd like to be a vendor in the Winter Farmers Market, the application deadline is this Saturday, Sept. 21. Click this link to access our 2019-20 Indoor Market Application. The indoor Winter Market will be held in Boyne City Hall starting October 19th.
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There's always something to do at the Boyne City Farmers Market! Keep an eye out for Jacob from Providence Farm and his popular magic show - held right in the middle of the market. Also, take time to visit the Bookmobilepaint a rock, or listen (and dance) to a talented Blissfest musician.
September is such a wonderful time at the market. It's the time of year when summer produce collides with fall produce and it creates the most amazing display. Tomatoes sit happily with apples, cucumbers chill with the watermelons, and zucchini squeeze in next to the pumpkins.The  Farmers Market continues on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
Make sure you stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram to see pictures of fresh new produce every week.  The market is a program of the Boyne City Main Street Program. To sign up for our weekly newsletter, email  For more information, visit .
BRIDGE CARD  and Double Up tokens are available at the Market Manager's Booth. Match up to $20 in SNAP for fruits and veggies with Double Up Food Bucks.
MARKET MUSIC is featured on Saturdays, thanks to Grain Train and Blissfest: Sept. 21 - Lee Anne Whitman, Sept. 28 - Ryan Cassidy when the market moves downtown for the Harvest Festival.
Firefighters host country concert fund-raiser Sunday, Sept. 29
William Michael Morgan
William Michael Morgan
The Boyne City Firefighters Association is proud to present the 37th Annual  Country Music Spectacular featuring Michael William Morgan. This year's show will be held Sunday, September 29, at the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center, with shows at 3 and 6 p.m. 
The Taste of Country website says, "The 25-year-old Morgan is a celebrated country music singer in the style of legends like George Strait, Tracy Lawrence and more. 'I Met a Girl' (written by Sam Hunt) was a Top 5 hit from his Vinyl album. The album produced one more Top 40 single, 'Missing.'"
Each year the country concert proceeds are used for updated advanced safety equipment and training for the Boyne City Fire Department. Past shows have helped replace shocks, front and rear springs, brakes, roll bars, lettering, striping, back end of  fire engine, light bars, a brand new grass fire truck and new additions to the fire house. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for reserved seating.
> TICKETS are available at the Boyne Chamber office, 115 S. Lake St. or by calling 231-225-0275.
Orchestra welcomes composer for luncheon and concert
Violet Concerto Come and meet Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Music Director and violist, Libor Ondras and composer David Lockington and learn more about the world premiere, The Violet Viola Concerto, GLCO commission, inspired by the birth of Lockington's granddaughter, Violet. Join us for lunch on Friday, September 20 at the Petoskey Bay View Country Club. Check-in begins at 12 p.m. with lunch served at 12:30. The entertaining program begins at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include beverage, entree, and dessert. Call 231.487.0010 to reserve your seat.
The Violet Viola Concerto- Saturday September 21 
The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is honored to welcome distinguished composer David Lockington to the podium conducting the world premiere The Violet Viola Concerto at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. This concerto was inspired by the birth of his granddaughter Violet and will feature GLCO Music Director Libor Ondras as viola soloist. This commission was made possible by Dr. Robert and Alice Pattengale. "Overture from Il Signor Bruschino" by Rossini and "Variaciones Concertantes" complete the program.
> There is also a pre-concert talk with Ondras and Lockington at 5:45 p.m. Tickets: $25-50, age 18 under free; special pricing for veterans. Tickets and more information at or 231.487.0010.
GLCO Music Director, Libor Ondras introduces the upcoming concert season by video
Balanced living plans "On the lake" & belly dancing workshops 
balanced living Join Marlee Osbron for an Ayurveda "on the lake" Workshop on Saturday, September 21st from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine; it is 100% natural and over 5,000 years old. In this workshop we will dip our toes into the history of Ayurveda and how to incorporate it into our lives. Weather permitting, the workshop will take place aboard a TriToon on beautiful Lake Charlevoix. This workshop also includes tri-doshic snacks and recipes, one kitcharit kit. Cost of this workshop is $30 per person or $50 for two people. Register onlineat the studio or our sister store, inspired living. Flyer with details.
BELLY DANCING, SEPT. 28 - Discover the art and fun of belly dancing in this belly dancing workshops with Lola Kennedy from 10:30 a.m. to noon at balanced living. The workshop touches on technique, building from the ground up and by the end of the workshop you will be shimmying across the room. Workshop includes warm-up, basic moves and techniques, plus relaxation. There is no choreography to memorize - you'll be guided to allow the music to mesmerize you while you enjoy this fun and empowering movement. Hip skirts are provided for use during the workshop.  Workshop fee is $20 if preregistered or $25 at the door. Advance registration is suggested as space is limited. No experience is necessary. FUTURE WORKSHOPS will be held at the same time on Saturdays, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9th.
Sound Bath Meditation w/ Jackie Carson - Saturday, October 5th, 3-4 p.m.
Reiki II Certification with Krista Laughlin - October 12th, 1-9 p.m.
Details on these and other classes are in balanced living's most recent newsletter.
Register for any workshop at the studio, at our sister store inspired living or online at For more information contact Leslie at (231) 675-9202 or

Senior Center starts new veterans programs, hearing screenings
The Boyne Area Senior Center will be holding special veteran-oriented presentations during the Veteran Appreciation Socials and Lunches. Ed May will present a slideshow on the Brave Heart Estates on Tuesday, Sept. 24th.
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is excited to collaborate with Great Lakes Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists, which will be offering free audiology services for adults ages 60 and older. This includes hearing screenings, hearing aid cleanings and ear wax checks at the Boyne Area Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, September 23. Appointments are required, so call (231) 582-6682 if interested.
The final Wednesday night dinner of the summer will be Sept. 25th. Wednesday meals will be served at lunch beginning in October. The center features live music on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Commission on Aging will be participating in the upcoming 25th Annual Human Services Information Summit on Friday, September 27, from 8a-12:30pm at Genesis Church in Petoskey. We will have an information booth at the Resource Fair and director Amy Wieland will be available to answer questions that day.
> Print our calendars, like our Facebook Page and check out our Menus/Calendars, Senior Hi-Lites newsletter and more on the Commission on Aging website
Pint & Paint planned for October 3rd at Stiggs Brewery
Pint _ Paint Stiggs Brewery's next "Pint and Paint" is scheduled for Thursday, October 3rd from 6 - 9 p.m. in the basement of the brewery. The theme is "Fall Pumpkins" with instruction by Cynthia Kujawski as participants will learn how to paint "still life." All materials are provided. Class fee is $25 including a glass of beer or wine. Profits will go to the Create Community Arts Center. Enrollment is limited to 14. Sign-up by calling Sue at 231-582-7567, email sue@shangrilahouse or mail a check to Susan Metzger, 05804 Lake Street, Boyne City MI 49712.
Camp Daggett
Camp Daggett Fall Festival  returns Sunday, October 5th
The Fall Festival is back at beautiful Camp Daggett on Sunday, October
6 from noon to 5:00 p.m. Enjoy activities like Pumpkin Painting/Stone Painting, Face Painting, Caramel Apples, Kids Crafts, Hay Rides, Live Music at the fire circle, Nature Hikes, Pontoon Boat Color Tour on Walloon Lake, Cider and Doughnuts in the main lodge. Hot dogs are available for $1. There is a $5 per carload entrance fee; please leave your pets at home. Directions are available at For more information, call 231-347-9742.
Create accepting applications for Artist in Residency Program
 Create: Community Arts Studio (CCAS) is now accepting applications for its fall Artist in Residency Program.  Each year, CCAS attracts 10 aspiring high school artists into the AIR program, offering an unparalleled studio experience. The program is a four-month residency in the fall and spring semesters with five new artists chosen each residency. Students who are enrolled in high school by the fall of 2019 and reside in Charlevoix and Emmet County are eligible to apply. 
Recipients are awarded dedicated studio space, a stipend for art materials and transportation, and the opportunity to exhibit work in Gallery 151. Through a series of group lectures, visiting artists and studio tours, students will gain exposure within their communities and throughout Northern Michigan.
To apply artists must complete an online application and attend Portfolio Review Day. The studio will determine recipients based upon the creativity and integrity of the individual, the ability to collaborate with other artists, and a strong desire to expand one's artistic practice. Applications must be electronically submitted before midnight on September 27th.  The AIR Program is funded in part by generous studio supporters. If you are interested in donating to the AIR program contact Sara Manchester at 231-459-4066. 
Boyne Free Clinic fundraiser set for Sept. 28th at Eagles
Free Clinic The Boyne Area Free Clinic invites local residents to attend a dinner/auction fundraiser and silent auction to benefit the clinic from 4-10 p.m.  Saturday, Sept. 28th at the Eagles Lodge, 106 River St. There will be local music, food and drink, including chicken cooked by the Boyne City Fire Department.   For further information, or to donate items for the silent auction, email or call Linda at 582-4605.
The Free Clinic is located at 624 State Street in Boyne City and is open on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Clinic board member Britta Cornell said, "If you are uninsured or underinsured, meaning you have not met your deductible, then we would love to have you come and see us, so we can help you with medical care and informational care as well. We have X-ray capability, ultrasound, and a dedicated staff headed by Dr. Richard Mansfield. Please come to our fundraiser and support a wonderful cause." The Free Clinic is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. Website.
Communities collaborate for Generations Exhibit at Raven Hill
Local individuals, historical organizations and chambers from Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego counties are sharing the fascinating stories of their towns and villages, both past and present. The Generations Exhibit at Raven Hill Discovery Center is a chance to highlight the importance of Northern Michigan's history through a collection of photos and text from 20 local communities. Exhibit hours are now to Oct 12 on Saturdays, from 12-4pm and Sundays from 2-4 p.m. Generations is also open at other times by appointment. Raven Hill Discovery Center ( is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history and the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both inside and out. Connections emerge through exhibits, facilities and programs that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play. For the last 28 years, Raven Hill Discovery Center's mission has been to provide a place that enhances hands-on and lifelong learning for all ages by connecting science, history and the arts. Call 231.536.3369 or email to set up your special time to visit Generations exhibit or if you wish to demonstrate an old or new career at the Generations Career Festival.
Save the dates for fun at Friske Farm Market starting Sept. 28
Mark your calendar now for Friske Farm Market's three biggest events of the year. They are coming soon:
  Saturday, September 28 - Harvest Festival
  Saturday, October 5 - Fall Festival
  Saturday, October 12 - Apple Fest
You will enjoy food, fun, family and forever memories when you visit us during one of our amazing fall festivals. Each one, though unique in its own way, will have the following events to look forward to:  Ppancake breakfast, special lunch menu featuring our fresh applewood smoked meats including BBQ ribs and pulled pork, apple cider donuts, pumpkin donuts, fresh pressed cider, caramel apples, U-pick apples, live music, tractor-drawn wagon tours of the orchard, face painting, giant apple slingshot, big apple balloon, kiddie corn maze, pumpkins for sale and more.
For more information visit and click on the Events tab.
Friske Farm Market is open Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm and don't forget our cafe is open Monday-Saturday 8am-3pm.
Logger Enrichment Organization plans "Hollywood Nights"
Hollywood Nights The Logger Enrichment Organization (LEO) is hosting a Hollywood Nights  event from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 9th. Join us for an evening of fun, to include dinner, live auction and silent auction in the Vienna Room at Boyne Mountain. Tickets are $25 per person. Call the school office to purchase tickets. All proceeds benefit the children at Boyne Falls Public School. The Logger Enrichment Organization is always looking for parent and community support to enhance the educational experiences at Boyne Falls School.
Humane Society hosting raffle for Maui vacation or $10k cash
Humane Society
Charlevoix Area Humane Society is again hosting their Big Ticket Raffle with a Maui Adventure vacation (or $10,000 cash) as the grand prize. The Maui vacation includes round-trip airfare, a seven-night stay in a garden-view or mountain-view one-room suite at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui and daily breakfast for two. Proceeds benefit the mission of the Charlevoix Area Humane Society; call 231-582-6774 to reserve your lucky number. Only 1000 tickets will be sold at $50 each. If fewer than 400 tickets are sold the raffle reverts to a 50/50. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec.13, at the Humane Society (need not be present to win). 
36th Annual 5k CROP Walks to be held September 28
Area residents are gearing up to join in the Charlevoix County CROP Walk, Saturday, September 28th with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the walk beginning at 9. The Boyne Area Walk will be a 5K and will begin and end at the United Methodist Church, 324 S. Park St. in Boyne City. All churches and individuals are welcome to join the walk. Twenty-five percent of all monies raised are returned to local food pantries including Good Neighbors, Seventh Day Adventist, Boyne Area and Boyne Falls. CROP Walks are also being held that day in Charlevoix and East Jordan.
Last year Charlevoix County walkers and volunteers raised $20,237, and each of the four local pantries received about $420. The remaining funds are used nationally and world-wide to provide food, water, blankets, health kits and tents in times of emergency.
> For more information about CROP Walk or if your church or organization would like to participate, contact coordinator Mary Richwine in Boyne City at 231-330-.2103. Donations can be made online at .
College luncheon lectures start Oct. 4
Where are the babies? Deaths outnumber births these days
Eric Guthrie
Eric Guthrie
North Central Michigan College's luncheon lecture series for the fall semester features a wide variety of topics including Michigan population demographics, addiction and tribal justice, the Bath school explosion, Petoskey High School Robotics, urban sustainability in India, fake news and kayaking Lake Superior.  Programs are held on Fridays in the Library Conference Room.  $12 includes lunch.  Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at noon.  Reservations are required. You must call 231-348-6600 or email  to make a reservation for each program in the series. Here are details on the first lecture:
October 4 - Where are the babies?  Twenty years ago, there were two births in our community for every death. Today, deaths outnumber births.  Many other major changes are taking place locally and statewide. If our community's destiny is tied to our demographics, we need to understand these changes and what they will mean for our future and our families. Eric Guthrie, state demographer in Michigan's Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives in the Department of Technology, Management & Budget, comes from Lansing with the numbers to show us how Michigan has changed and where we are likely headed.
Kids are invited to join Charlevoix Stingrays Swim Team
Area youth are invited to join the Stingray Swim Team at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool. The official season runs from Oct. 11th - Feb. 28th and we can work around other sports.
Try Outs / Placements are held October 7th, 8th, and 10th (M, T and Th) from 5-6 pm. Attend one day only, and there is no charge.
Official Kick-off Welcome Party and Parent Meeting is Friday, October 11th. A Pool Party for Stingray Swimmers will be held from 4-6 pm and the paretns meeting is from 5:30 to 6. Admission is $10 drop-in or use your Official Season Pass / Punch Pass.
Visit our website for pricing, schedule, financial scholarship application and forms.
> Contact Head Coach Thea Murray at 231.547.0982 or with questions.
BARREL BACK 04069 N M75,  Walloon Lake , (231) 535-6000
FOOD SPECIALS -Serving breakfast every day from 8 to 11 a.m. 
Monday - All You Can Eat Wings
Wednesday - Half Off One-Topping Pizzas
Thursdays - Burger & A Beer 
Saturdays -  Bottomless Mimosas from 8am-2pm
BC LANES & THE VENUE SPORTS BAR , 1199 S. M-75, Boyne City. (231) 582-6353.
Now 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- $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft
Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM

BOYNE CELTIC SESSIOS will be held from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 6 and 20 on Sunday afternoons in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. We invite the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music - free admission. 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. 
FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m.:
Sept 20 - Boyne City Blowout with three bands on one night. Doors open at 7pm, music at 8: Azic, 5 After 5 and Graves Crossing
Sept 27 - Yankee Station
Oct 4 - Sleeping Gypsies
Oct 11 - Jelly Rolls
Oct 18 - Marsupials

BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 19 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Sept. 20 - The Shifties
Saturday, Sept. 21 - Blake Elliott
Thursday, Sept. 26 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Sept. 27 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, Sept. 28 - Under The Moon


Wafflest  CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Americano breakfast special - 2 eggs your way, herbed potatoes, toast and jam, and a beverage for $7. Monday through Friday, 8am-11am.
World of Waffles continues through September 29th. The waffle menu changes weekly with up to 10 varieties of Belgian or Liege waffles offered every day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
> Mondays, 6-9 p.m starting Sept. 30th.: Nathan Bates performs and $5 pizza special resumes.
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:   September 20th - Sean Bielby, 27th - The Shifties. October 4th - Nelson Olstrom, 11th - Under the Moon, 18th - Chris Koury, 25th - Sean Bielby.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m .:   September 21st - Nelson Olstrom, 28th - Pete Kehoe. October 5th - Blake Elliot, 12th - Ben Overbeek, 19th - Pete Kehoe, 26th - Halloween Tomfoolery featuring A Brighter Bloom.
Laith Al-Saadi
Laith Al-Saadi
 FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588. "Blue Monday" open mike night from 7-9 p.m. 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.
Oct. 12 - Laith Al-Saadi opens Freshwater's winter concert season. In 2016, Al-Saadi won America's hearts and a spot in the finale of NBC's "The Voice." For over 25 years, he's been a staple of the Michigan music scene. Now he's bringing his authentic blend of blues, soul and classic rock to Freshwater Gallery in Boyne City on Saturday, October 12th.  Laith Al-Saadi has always had the perfect combination of Midwestern hustle and incredible musical chops - honed at the University of Michigan school of music in his hometown of Ann Arbor, and on stages across the country working with legends like Taj Mahal, Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, Son Seals, Gregg Allman, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Paul Rodgers and recently opened for Bob Seger on his farewell tour in January, 2019. Website.
GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets, visit, or call 231.439.2601. 
> Saturday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. - Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra performs with the world premiere, GLCO commission, The Violet Viola Concerto.
> Sunday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m. - Great Lakes Conservatory Showcase featuring Indiana University Jacobs School Of Music at 4 p.m. Performing opera arias to art songs, a group of vocalists perform music reflecting future Metropolitan Opera stars.
> Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30p.m. - Blissfest Presents: An Evening With Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul And Mary) - Legendary singer and songwriter Peter Yarrow merges his talent as a performer and community activist in a dynamic concert celebrating the caring nature of humanity.

LAKE STREET PUB , 202 S. Lake St., Boyne City,  (231) 497- 6031.
> Pub Time - Monday thru Friday, 3-6pm. En joy $1 off Cocktails, Craft Beer & Wine.  $2 Draught Domestics,  $12 Bucket of Domestic Bottles - 1/2 dozen on ice,  $1 Each- Ice Cold Peel & Eat Shrimp.
> Masterminds Trivia with Matt Hall every Wednesday, 7-9pm, teams of 1-8 people. Prizes for each week's winners, (sorry, may not to be used on the night won): 1st - $50 Gift Certificate, 2nd - $25 Gift Certificate, 3rd - $15 Gift Certificate
> ***All New!*** 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.
  September 25 - Movie Trivia, (Dress as your favorite movie character!)
  October 30 - Halloween Trivia, (Wear your Halloween Costume!)
  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!)
LAVENDER HILL FARM - 7354 Horton Bay Road North, Boyne City,  231-582-3784.   Visit our website for more information. 

ODAWA CASINO  The Association concert on Sept. 20th is sold out.

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.:
Sept. 17 - Sean Bielby
Sept. 24 - Blake Elliott
Oct. 1 - 3rd Groove
Oct. 8 - Chris Michels
Oct. 15 - The Real Ingredients
Oct. 22 - Tic Tac Go
Oct. 26 - Halloween Extravaganza with Dave Cisco
Oct. 29 - Blake Elliott

STIGGS BREWERY & KITCHEN, 112 S. Park St., Boyne City,  (231) 497-6100
> EUCHRE MONDAYS - 6 p.m. Top two weekly winners get prizes, half off Euchre Pilsner from Arbor Brewing Co.
LIVE MUSIC & events at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, Sept. 20 - Chris Koury
Saturday, Sept. 21 - Holly Keller-Thompson
Friday, Sept. 27 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Sept. 28 - The Real Ingredients
Boomer Women Travel 2 SPOTS LEFT FOR ITALY - Boomer Women Travel has two spots open for their trip to the Amalfi Coast October 12-20. Don't miss this girlfriend trip of a lifetime. Click here for details. Call or email Sue Barenholtz with questions - or 602-677-1953.

RENTAL SPACE AVAILABLE - 982 sq. feet at 437 Boyne Avenue, will rent for $14 per square foot,double net lease. Contact Robert Earl, President of Bay Area Management via cell phone at 517 290-2413. 

Garden Club BOYNE VALLEY GARDEN CLUB meets this month on Thursday, September 26 in the Boyne District Library's Community Room to "reflect on our gardens." Join this fun group ahead of the meeting for refreshments and social time beginning at 12:30pm. The 1pm meeting will be a discussion highlighting the challenges and successes of our community and individual gardens.
Lifetree Cafe
"MIRACLE CURES" - A discussion about stem cell therapies will be held at Lifetree Café on Sunday, September 22 at 6:30. The program, titled "Stem Cells: The Miracle Cure You May Be Missing Out On," includes a film featuring a regenerative stem cell procedure as well as an interview with Dr. Christopher Centeno, who performs orthopedic procedures using adult stem cells in both the U.S. and in an offshore clinic. "Over the next 20 to 30 years, many drugs we use today will be replaced by stem cells from our own bodies, or cells mass-produced in labs," says Centeno, who notes that the shift in medicine puts at risk much of the $300 billion prescription drug market. Centeno, who uses stem cells as an alternative to joint replacement and to treat tendon, ligament, and bone pain, wonders if concerns about lost revenue have prompted the domestic ban of some procedures that are available in other countries. This program provides insights into the ongoing debate.
> Lifetree Café is in the First Presbyterian Church, 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. Use the Pine St. entrance. It is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions may be directed to Julie Hasse at 231-582-7983 or
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE144 sq. ft. of office space with 242 sq. ft. reception area.  Located in a beautiful downtown building, prime location right on Water Street across from Red Mesa. $ 750/month includes all utilities, internet, snow removal, and cleaning.  Call 231-582-2252.
DOWNTOWN RETAIL SPACE available at 120 Water Street (Karen Walker Studio space). 12'x24'. 288 sq ft. Everything included. $800/ month. Call Liz at 231-675-5014.
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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