Jeff Dodson
Food Truck Rally includes local food, drink and music tonight
Please join us tonight, Thursday, July 18th from 6-9pm for Boyne City Main Street's 6th Annual Food Truck Rally. Set in Veterans Park on the shore of Lake Charlevoix, this epicurean extravaganza is a "must attend" outdoor food festival.
Guests will enjoy savory and sweet dishes with a wide variety of menu items available . The event will also feature many of the market's outstanding artisan food producers and beverages served from Michigan breweries and wineries. List of participating food trucks, market vendors and brewers. Admission for those 21 and over is $10 and includes tickets for two drink tastings, and additional tickets are available. Anyone under 21 is admitted free. All proceeds benefit the Boyne City Farmers Market, and market vendors at tonight's rally include Beijo deChocolate, Blackbird Gardens, Charlevoix Moon, and Walloon Lake Winery.
This fun event with live music by Tribe of Chiefs attracts a lively crowd of food enthusiasts. It is meant to forge connections between friends and strangers, while sharing food in a communal setting and support the smallest of small business.
Boyne City thrives on promoting "farm to table" local foods and is proud to offer a myriad of great local food opportunities by ways of its Farmers Market, popular local restaurants as well as gourmet and local food stores. Food trucks are a natural extension of our great community.  Our tasty town is known for excellent local foods and cooking. Come join us and experience it yourself!
> HARLEY MOTORCYCLE PARADE - Several hundred members of the Great Lakes Harley Owners Group will ride into the Food Truck Rally in a police-escorted ride by our very own Harley-riding police chief. The Harley Owners are having their annual rally today through the weekend at Boyne Mountain Resort.
Stroll the Streets
Friday means fun and music for Stroll the Streets
Music, fun and great times fill the streets of downtown Boyne City again this summer as Stroll the Streets returns for its 16th season every Friday from 6-9 p.m. Stroll the Streets is a signature summer event for downtown, organized by Boyne City Main Street.   Musical entertainment ranges from contemporary, country, bluegrass, traditional, folk, jazz, to rock. Special activities include magicians, caricature artists, face painting, balloon twisting and more fun activities for kids. Thanks to event organizer Karen Guzniczak of Country Now & Then and map designer Robin Lee Berry of Freshwater Art Gallery. V isit  for the full summer schedule and updates. 
> Here is the entertainment lineup for this Friday:
  • Sunset Park, 5-6 p.m. - Concord Academy Jazz Band
  • Coldwell Banker Real Estate - DeRailed
  • Harbor House/Boyne River Inn - BCHS Robotics Team
  • Harbor House/Country Now & Then - Don Rivers Band
  • Parkside Grill - Twister Joe 
  • Bob Mathers Ford - Boyne Library Bookmobile
  • Boyne City Hardware - The Painted Lady Face Art
  • Pat O'Brien Real Estate - Dave Cisco
  • Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen - Under The Moon  
  • Red Mesa Grill - Deb Adamcik Caricature Artist
  • Water Street Cafe/Red Mesa - Eliza Thorpe
  • The Lawn at Lynda's - The Loper Family
  • Kilwin's - Scott & Mary Paquette
  • Old Sportsman - Jon Archambault Band
  • Kidd & Leavy Real Estate - Dos Hippies
  • Freshwater Art Gallery - Annie Capps Band
  • Lady Barber Shop - Pooch the Magician
  • Main Street - SOBO Disco and Art Activities in SOBO Pocket Park.
Week at the Lake
Gazebo concert features Mike Dhaseleer next Wednesday
Mike Dhaseleer
Mike Dhaseleer
The Evenings at the Gazebo concert series continues at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, with a performance by Mike Dhaseleer in Old City Park.
The  2019 Gazebo concerts are presented by Black Diamond Broadcasting , and next week's concert is sponsored by the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau
A Boyne City native, Mike Dhaseleer returns to Evenings at the Gazebo to entertain and delight. In the 90's, he started his own company and moonlighted as a one-man-band, playing keyboards and singing in lounges across Michigan. He took his mom's maiden name "McCaslin" as a stage name. In the early 2000's, he watched fellow dueling piano players, Smoking George and Billy McAllister, play to a packed house at Streeters in Traverse City. The following week, he auditioned for troupe leader Noel Leaman. It was shortly after this that he ended his career as a cable guy and took up dueling pianos. Residing now in Laingsburg, MI, he continues to play for audiences all across the country and we are lucky to host him back in his hometown again.   
Here is the schedule of future concerts:
July 31 - Full Cord, sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates
August 7 - Awesome Distraction
August 14  - Full Circle
> IN CASE OF RAIN, concerts will be held at First Presbyterian Church - Community Room, 401 S. Park St.
> CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT will offer bus service for the Gazebo concerts on Wednesday nights. Schedule rides in advance by calling 231-582-6900. Thanks to the Charlevoix County Council on Agning, seniors ride free; all other rides at normal posted fares.
> You can become a sponsor of one of the remaining concerts for a donation of $500. All sponsors get to introduce the band on behalf of the Chamber and you can also make a brief announcement introducing your organization at the beginning of the show. You can have a booth or tent set-up promoting your business at the concert you sponsor. Your donation will be acknowledged on our fliers, posters, newsletter and website, The Chamber will also provide a banner that will be on the gazebo the night of the concert. Please mail your donation to the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, 28 S. Lake St., Boyne City MI 49712. For information contact Kim Akin at 231-582-6222 or email
Thanks all around for another great Boyne Thunder weekend!
Boyne Thunder Boyne City Main Street wants to extend a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the 16th Annual Boyne Thunder last weekend. A special thank you goes to Boyne Thunder committee members Bob Alger, Patti Gabos, Bill Aten, Nan Winter, Linda Burnham, Lisa Bergman, Charlie Harrett, Mike Knoblock, Pete Oppermann, Barb Brooks, Jean McDonough, Ward Collins, Colin Murphy, Bob Mathers and Karen Guzniczak, as well as the Boyne City Department of Public Works, Finance Department and Police Department. It truly takes the entire community for this event to be what it is - from the staff at the marina assisting the boaters to the shop and restaurant owners and staff catering to the locals and visitors enjoying the event. Mark your calendars for July 10 & 11, 2020 for the 17th Annual Boyne Thunder!
Put together a foursome for Chamber Golf Outing on Sept. 12th
Alpine Course
Boyne Mountain's Alpine Course.
The Boyne Area Chamber invites you to their 1st Annual Chamber Golf Outing. Join us at the 
Boyne Mountain Alpine Course  on Thursday, September 12th. We will begin with lunch at noon, a shotgun start at 1 pm, followed by dinner and awards ceremony at 6 pm. The fun includes a 50/50 raffle, goodie bags, door prizes and more. Only 18 teams of four will be available for this Best Ball Scramble event.  Register online . Download registration form. Single registration is $110, and a foursome is $400, including green fees, cart rental, lunch, dinner and prizes. Single and team registrations are welcome. 
Lunch Sponsor - 4Front Credit Union
Beverage Cart Sponsor - Bay Area Management
50/50 Sponsor - Edward Jones of Boyne City
Hole Sponsors - Great Lakes Energy, Networks Northwest, Michigan Works!, Charlevoix State Bank
Sponsorship opportunities (click here for details):
Title Sponsor $2000 (1 available)
Gold Sponsor $1000 (4 available)
Hole in One Sponsor $1000 (1 available)
Hole Sponsor $150 (15 available)
We are also looking for goodie bag items and raffle prizes.
Charlevoix County Transit seeks your input via survey
Transit bus Charlevoix County Transit has made available a public opinion survey to gather input concerning public transportation needs and services in the county. This survey is part of community outreach efforts for a study that will result in a Transit Master Plan.
Individual survey responses will be kept confidential, and will not be identified by the name of the respondent.
Paper surveys will also be available July 24 at the Boyne Area Senior Center (411 E. Division Street ), Charlevoix County Offices (301 State St.) and Commission on Aging Office (218 W. Garfield) in Charlevoix, as well as the senior centers in East Jordan and Charlevoix. 
Additionally, Charlevoix County Transit and consultants from KFH Group will travel around Charlevoix County on Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24 holding "pop up" Meetings On The Bus. The public opinion survey is being conducted through August 9th. Results will help inform the study team regarding the service options that should be considered for inclusion in the plan. The Transit Master Plan is funded by a grant from the Federal Transportation Administration and Michigan Department of Transportation.
> For more information on the plan or the survey, contact Jill Drury, Director of Charlevoix County Transit, at or 231-582-6900.
Boyne City Triathlon - Duathlon
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Peninsula Beach, Boyne City, MI
EVENT SUMMARY:  USA Triathlon Certified Races
Olympic Triathlon: 1,500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run
Sprint Triathlon: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
Sprint Duathlon: 5km run, 20km bike, 5km run
Events can be completed INDIVIDUALLY or as a RELAY team.
EVERY ATHLETE RECEIVES: A custom gear bag, finisher medal, finish line photo, post-race meal from on-site food trucks including Happy's Taco, Cheese and Co., and K&J Grill. More options and swag being finalized daily.
Leadership alumni invite community to read 'Dare to Lead'
Dare to Lead Leadership Charlevoix County (LCC) is back at it again with the LCC Reads summer event. This summer LCC is reading and discussing Dare to Lead by Brenè Brown. LCC alumni and community members who are interested in sharpening and expanding their leadership skills are invited to join. Dare to Lead is the ultimate playbook for developing brave leaders and courageous cultures. Daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100% teachable. It's learning and practice that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with our whole hearts.
Join us Tuesday, August 27 from 12-1 p.m. in the Boyne District Library community room for a brown bag lunch discussion of this book.  LCC Reads was started with the intention of creating a place where Leadership program alumni can connect and start a dialogue on leadership issues that impact Charlevoix County. LCC also hopes to provide a thought-provoking way to talk about books with our peers that will grow leadership in our local communities.
For more information on Leadership Charlevoix County Reads, or the Leadership Charlevoix County program, contact LCC board president Mary Faculak at 231-536-7351. 
You can vote for "Week at the Lake" finalists starting Monday
Week at the lake Finalists have been selected in Pat O'Brien's "A Week at the Lake" Local Hero Awards promotion. This is a new community honor for residents of Charlevoix and Emmet County. The finalists are:
  • Robin & David Bricker of Boyne City
  • Mike Byrd of Charlevoix
  • Kathy Helsley of Boyne City
  • Brian Kozminski of Boyne City
  • Larry Rochon of Petoskey
  • Kristin & Nathan Bates of Boyne City
Voting will begin Monday, July 22 at, and the winner will be announced on August 2nd. To help you vote, videos about each nominee will be posted on the website. The winner will be rewarded with a much-deserved "Week at the Lake," featuring a beautiful Lake Charlevoix home with up to 10 friends and family, use of a high-performance Tritoon boat and all the fixings for a final night barbecue jamboree. Details. Video.
Four Boyne businesses hold end of season sales Aug. 2-3
52 WEEKENDS, 101 Water St. - Sidewalk Sale bargains! 50% to 80% off women's and children's clothing, accessories, gifts and home decor. Combined stock from both locations for this event that you won't want to miss out on. Come and shop under our tents.
BOYNE TRADING CO., 109 Water Street - Find first quality Boyne wear (outdoor racks), including tees, long sleeve tees, crewneck and hoodies at sidewalk sale prices. Shop early for best selections for infants, toddlers, youth and adults! Also, save 20% on indoor stock storewide.
INSPIRED LIVING, 119 Water Street - Our sale will be held from 9-9 on Friday (8/2) and 9-5 on Saturday (8/3).
MARY'S OF BOYNE, 108 S. Lake Street - Sale racks on the sidewalk priced from $10 to $25, inside sales also. New fall fashions arriving daily.
> Any other Boyne City stores that plan to have an end of season sale may email the details to and we will include it in future newsletters.
Mission co-workers to Ethiopia benefit from community support
Than, Charlotte and Ruthina Veltman
Mission co-workers to Ethiopia, Than and Ruthina Veltman, are the recipients of funds raised from the annual Rummage Sale at First Presbyterian Church. Each year the church and community members donate a variety of items and part of the proceeds are donated to a mission project.
"The proceeds always make a difference, and we are thankful for ongoing community support," remarked Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Broschart.
This year's recipients have a connection to Michigan as Than (Nathaniel) attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, where his parents currently reside. "I am feeling a bit nostalgic about our upcoming visit to Northern Michigan," said Than. "We definitely want to visit some of my favorite places and are looking forward to worship at First Presbyterian Church - Boyne City on Sunday, July 28 at 10 a.m." The worship service will include an informational presentation and special music by a Celtic Trio of Gaeyle Gerrie Boss, Hannah Harris, and Elizabeth Broschart (the pastor at FPBC). The community is invited to join in worship and a time of conversation during the after worship coffee hour.  First Presbyterian Church is located at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. Full press release.
Volunteers still needed to give out info at the Log Cabin
Log cabin
The Boyne Area Chamber and the City of Boyne City  have launched the Log Cabin Volunteers group to give out information from the Sunset Park cabin this summer. 
So far, 11 local people have volunteered as part of a group that will provide visitor information in the log cabin formerly occupied by the chamber. Our goal is to provide staffing during prime times when visitors are in town.
> VOLUNTEER! If you are interested in volunteering at the log cabin for a couple of hours, you can click here to see what times are available and sign up. We need volunteers for most upcoming Fridays from 6-8 p.m. during Stroll the Streets.
Reach 1,300 people with your press release and advertising
The Chamber/Main Street E-News comes to your inbox each Thursday morning. If you submit news for next week, please send it by Tuesday to More than 1,300 people open our newsletter each week, and you can reach them with your news release (no cost for Chamber members) or advertising message and a link for as little as $50. We have ads available starting August 8th.
> SPREAD THE NEWS - We'd love to send you and your friends the weekly Boyne Business News. To subscribe, just  email us .
WELCOME, NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!                         Member benefits
Independence Village Independence Village 
Heather Nalbock, Community Specialist
965 Hager Drive
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 348-8498
(231) 348-8299 (fax)
About Us: Independent senior living - a safe community with exceptional food, activities and caring staff. We offer independent living and enhanced living services, our community strives each day to ensure all residents are their happiest and healthiest. Whether it's a group activity catered around a resident's hobby, a new addition to the daily menu or something as simple as a smile and a hug, we're here to provide support when and where needed. Virtual Tour.

Kiersten_s Ride Kiersten's Ride
04316 Cosier Road
East Jordan, MI 49727
(231) 675-5047
About Us: Kiersten's Ride is a 501(c)3 dedicated to bringing help, hope and healing through suicide prevention programs in Northern Lower Michigan. Our annual event is always held the third Saturday in August.
Chamber member benefits    |    Member application    |   Call 231-582-6222 or  email us
HELP WANTED                        Check the listings on our  Jobs Page
Looking for summer staff? Make a job posting!
Chamber-member businesses looking to hire summer staff are encouraged to post their jobs on the chamber website job posting page. You can do this with your member log-in with just a few simple steps. If you need assistance with your log-in, email

BOYNE WATERSPORTS Boat Rentals is accepting applications for the best summer job in Northern Michigan. Full-time position is available immediately. Become an expert instructor showing our customers how to operate jet skis, pontoons, ski boats, stand up paddle boards, and kayaks. Boating experience is preferred but we will train qualified applicants. Work up to 12+ hours a day on the water with a great team. Check out our website to see what we have to offer. Spend your summer working on the water! Please apply on our website.  Full job description.

PART-TIME COOK - Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is seeking a part-time Cook to work in all Senior Centers in Charlevoix, East Jordan and Boyne City.This position is Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:30a-2p for 25 hours a week, start & end time dependent upon need but guaranteed 25 hours weekly. From May to September the Wednesday hours would be 2p-7p for night dinners. No holidays or weekends. Starting pay is $13.91 an hour and no benefits are provided. Mileage will be paid if a County vehicle is unavailable. Applications are available online. Job details

BIKE SHOP SALES AND/OR SERVICE - Full-time or part-time seasonal, flexible schedule, Boyne City.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER - Permanent full- or part-time position with a fast-paced Northern Michigan publishing company. Requires demonstrated knowledge of graphic components in print and digital formats, along with the ability to manage multiple priorities.  Mac environment with Adobe Creative Suite. Email resume, portfolio and letter of introduction to
DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER - Permanent, part-time position with a fast-paced Northern Michigan publishing company to manage company's digital assets on-site, including maintaining company websites, digital publications, email campaigns. Mac environment with Wordpress, HTML5, Adobe Creative Suite.  Email resume and letter of introduction to .

We encourage Chamber members to list their openings on our Jobs Page.
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
Voices Without Borders concert and Sister City partner ceremony planned for tonight at Boyne City Performing Arts Center 
Youth choir
The Yip's Children's Choir from Hong Kong.
Boyne City will host one of the major concerts of the 23rd Children of the World in Harmony youth choir and dance festival. The concert will be held in conjunction with a Sister City partnership ceremony at the High School Performing Arts Center starting at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, July 18. The concert will feature: 
  • Nearly 200 young singers, dancers, directors and accompanists with the Crystal Children's Choir from the San Francisco area.
  • Espuelas de Plata, a Mariachi band from Texas.
  • Gluais, a traditional Irish choir from Trim, Ireland.
  • The Yip's Children's Choir from Hong Kong.
  • The Wattana Girls Chorus from Thailand. 
  • Our own Little Traverse Youth & Treble Choirs and Dancers Without Borders from Northern Michigan.
The concert will begin with the official twinning (Sister City announcement) between Boyne City and the Boyne River Valley Ireland. Last year, VWB's Little Traverse Youth Choir with singers from throughout Northern Michigan traveled to Ireland and Scotland to perform in several venues. While in Ireland's Boyne River Valley, the choir represented Boyne City in a special presentation in which they presented a certificate of greeting and other items from Boyne City to the residents of Ireland's Boyne River Valley.
As a result of that presentation, representatives of the Boyne River Valley of Ireland have traveled to Michigan to meet with officials of Boyne City will formally establish a Sister City (or "twinning" as they call it in Ireland) relationship. This ceremony will begin at 6:45pm at the Performing Arts Center. The Concert will follow at 7:15pm. The concert has been generously supported by the Boyne City Kiwanis Club.
Damian Vondra
Damian Vondra
Damian Vondra Scholarship Golf Outing is Saturday
The 13th Annual Damian Vondra Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 20th, at Ye Nyne Olde Holles Golf Club. The tournament starts with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., with lunch, a live auction and awards presentation following. This is a great day of golf with proceeds benefiting a great cause, providing scholarship money to numerous students headed to college/job training after high school. Registration is $25 in advance or $30 on Saturday; lunch only is $7. For further information, call Ye Nyne Olde Holles at 231-582-7609 or Peg Vondra at 231-675-2463.
Classic Instruments car show and open house is July 27
Classic Instruments Bring your hot rod, classic car, motorcycle, or other cool rides to the annual NSRA Appreciation Day open house at Classic Instruments for a day of entertainment and good company. We will award a team pick award for cars on display, hold raffle drawings for great prizes, BC Pizza will be available, and entertainment provided by the band Full Circle. We will also be selecting two Street Rodder Magazine Editor's picks. This year all proceeds will benefit the Boyne City Police Department for rescue equipment as well as the House of Shields. All are welcome to attend. Also, make plans to visit us at the 50th Anniversary NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, KY the following weekend. Special this year, we will be giving out an award in honor of Jack McLeod. 
> Classic Instruments is located at 826 Moll Drive at the corner of M-75 South in Boyne City, phone 800-575-0461 or email
Aug. 1 - Boyne Falls Polish Festival Car Show, 4:30 p.m. parking on Main Street, 6 p.m. show. Free registration and cash prizes.
Aug. 10-11 - Open Class Auto Show and Flea Market, Veterans Park, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Aug. 30 - Classic Car Show during Stroll the Streets, 6-9 p.m. 
Aug. 31 - Boyne Kiwanis Car Show, Veterans Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sept. 1 - Labor Day Drag Races, Boyne City Airport, 12-5 p.m.
Orchestra concert tonight marks moon landing 50th anniversary
Celestial summer There is always something new to see at Raven Hill Discovery Center. This month, in celebration of the 50th year anniversary of man landing on the moon, they are featuring a To the Moon and Beyond exhibit, on display  through July 21st. The exhibit features spinoffs from the space program; a problem-solving opportunity of being Lost on the Moon; Halfway to Anywhere: Living in Space with hydroponics, water purification and shelter; and shuttle tiles from NASA.
The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra will perform a Celestial Summer concert under the Pavilion at 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, July 18th. Come early to check out the exhibit and enjoy refreshments. Childcare will be provided during the concert. There is no admission charge. Raven Hill Discovery Center is located at 4737 Fuller Road, East Jordan.
Show has something for all - music, tractors, crafts, demos
As in past years, the Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers show, held from July 25-28, will have something for everyone to enjoy. The 32nd annual show  includes music, tractor parades, a flea market, arts and crafts, museums, and working demonstrations. 
Located on US 131 between Boyne Falls and Walloon Lake (00145 US-131 North), the main activities of the show run daily from 9 AM to 5 PM with an all-you-can breakfast starting the day at 7 AM and music and more in the evenings. No pets, bicycles or alcoholic beverages are permitted on the show grounds.
Seniors' Day will return on Thursday with senior admission discounted from $7 to $5. Children under age 12 are admitted free all weekend with an adult. Opening Ceremonies are held daily at 9 a.m., the Parade of Power is at 2 p.m. and the Tractor Safari is at 7 p.m. (excludes Sunday).  Live music is scheduled all four days with Horton Creek featured from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday. Music schedule.
The Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers Club is an educational nonprofit organization that uses demonstrations and displays to showcase "Life in the Past Lane" and present many aspects of daily life in rural northern Michigan in the early part of the last century. In addition to the annual show every July, the club hosts more than 1,000 area fourth graders over a four-day period in September for Student Harvest Days.
> Information on the organization and event can be found at, and on Facebook.
Toronto Classic Legends concert coming to Boyne on Aug. 10th
Classic Legends The Boyne Country Community Center is presenting the Toronto Classic Legends concert as its next fund-raiser at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 10th, at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center. This is the fourth visit by this tribute company from Toronto. The Legends concert features seven performances reliving rock and country superstars who have collectively sold over one billion albums. An evening with seven Legends of Rock and Country, performed by Toronto's best Tribute Entertainers. All of them are backed by a four-piece live band. This is truly a Las Vegas Quality show starring Neil Diamond, Shania Twain, Freddie Mercury, Madonna, Blondie, Patsy Cline and Garth Brooks. Everyone over 40 will likely know every song. There is no prerecorded music or singing in this live concert. All ticket holders will also receive a 10% discount on their bill when they show their ticket at seven popular Boyne City restaurants on August 10:  Boyne City Tap Room,  Cafe Sante,  Friggy's SOBO Pub,  Lake Street Pub,  Red Mesa Grill,  Stiggs Brewery and Kitchen, and  Water Street Cafe.
> Reserved seat tickets are available online at or at Boyne City Hardware.
Pedal, Pig & Pint bike tour circles Lake Charlevoix on Aug. 4th
Pedal Pig Pint Bring your family and friends and join Raven Hill Discovery Center for the 2nd Annual Raven Hill Pedal, Pig And Pint on August 4th. It's a 22 or 42-mile bike tour along Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. Meet at Stiggs Brewery after the ride for a Pig Roast lunch and a pint. Portions of Stiggs' beer sales that day will go to Top of Michigan Bike Association (TOMMBA). Participants who purchase a Raven Red beer will be entered in a contest to win a private beer tasting at Stiggs.
All levels of riders are welcome. The course is 42 miles around Lake Charlevoix or 22 miles to the Ironton Ferry and back. Adult advance registration is $45 ($50 on the day of the ride), and $25 for children, and the fee includes brunch, T-shirt and a donation to the Raven Hill Discovery Center. All participants will also receive a one-day admission pass to Raven Hill. 
On-site registration begins at 8 AM at Veterans Park in Boyne City or you can register online at The Pig Roast at Stiggs Brewery will run 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information contact Raven Hill at 231-536-3369;; or visit . Event flier.
Farmers Market
Farmers Market continues on Wednesdays and Saturdays
The Boyne City Farmers Market continues on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. More than 60 vendors participate in this year's market, and local blueberries and sweet cherries are now available. The market is a program of the Boyne City Main Street Program. For more information, visit sign up for our weekly newsletter, email
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: July 20 - Annie & Rod Capps, July 27 - Harbor Hoedown. August 3 - Melissa Welke, Aug. 10 - Robin Lee Berry, Aug. 17 - Bruce Smith, Aug. 24 - Holly Keller-Thompson, Aug. 31 - Dede Alder.
40th Annual Senior Picnic and Health Expo set for Aug. 13
Senior Fair
Charlevoix County Senior Picnic & Health Expo.
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging invites the entire community to the 40th Charlevoix County Senior Picnic & Health Expo being held on August 13th at the Harvest Barn Church in East Jordan. Picnic tickets are currently on sale and you must have a ticket to attend. Tickets are being sold at the Boyne City, Charlevoix and East Jordan Senior Centers. If there are tickets available, they will be sold at the door the day of the picnic. Tickets are the same price as last year at $5 for a Senior (60+), and $8 for others.
This year has a Vegas theme with great games and entertainment planned. Doors open at 9 a.m. so come early and enjoy the musical entertainment of Frank Sinatra by Billy McCallister beginning at 10. We have over 22 Health Expo vendors with room for 30 and prizes to complement the fun. We are grateful to have the Boyne City Rotary and East Jordan Lions once again cooking their famous grilled chicken to complement our amazing COA cook's creations. The Grand Door Prize is a $250 Visa Gift Card, and your picnic ticket automatically puts you in the running to win.
Rides can be coordinated through Charlevoix County Transit (231-582-6900) and are provided by some of the local nursing home and assisted living facilities.  For more information contact Theresa at the County Commission on Aging, (231) 237-0103.
> Print our calendars, "Like" our Facebook Page, and look all the other goings-on either on the Senior Hi-Lites Newsletter page or the Menus / Calendars and Activities pages of our website.
Woofstock returns with pets, food and music on Aug. 2nd
Woofstock The Charlevoix Area Humane Society will host their sixth annual WoofStock music and pet festival from 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 3. This festive fundraiser will be held on  the grounds of the beautiful Mackinaw Trails Winery on Highway 131 just south of Petoskey. We anticipate 2,000 people and hundreds of friendly dogs attending. There will be bands on several stages, and an open mike stage with some of the bands sponsored by the BlissFest Music Organization. Also planned are animal agility demonstrations, pet contests, the Doxie Derby at 3 p.m. and more for a full pet-friendly day.
Food, craft and pet-related vendors will sell and show off their products and services. Mackinaw Trails Winery will have beer and wine available, and a silent auction will help raise funds to support the Humane Society. Check our Facebook page for updates
Fitness and water aerobics classes offered in Boyne City
Sports Medicine Center Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center is offering two fitness classes at their Boyne City facility, 210 S. Lake St. Kristina's Fitness Class is held on Mondays and Wednesdays through September (except Aug. 12th and 14th) from 11:30am to 12:15 pm to build strength and gain flexibility. Steve's Pool Class offers water aerobics on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. For information or registration, call  231-459-4750 or email . Website.
North Central Garden Party supports trade scholarships
Garden Party Fantastic food, fabulous cars and fine wine will be served up at the fourth annual North Central Michigan College Garden Party, a fundraising event to provide professional trade scholarships to area students. The event will be held on Saturday, September 7, from 3 to 6 p.m. on the beautiful grounds of the Harris Gardens at North Central in Petoskey. 
The Garden Party will feature fare from a number of Northern Michigan's best restaurants including Barrel Back, Chandler's-A Restaurant, Stafford's Hospitality and many more. The exquisite cuisine offered during the affair will be paired with over 50 of the finest wines provided by Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, a classic car display and live entertainment by The Greg Vadnais Quartet.
Tickets for The Garden Party are $150 per person. Attire is traditional Garden Party chic. The hosts request that ladies wear hats. Guests must be 18 to attend. Tickets can be purchased by visiting
Polish Festival Polish Festival to honor past royalty this year
The Boyne Falls Polish Festival is inviting all past festival royalty to be part of this year's 45th festival. You're invited to ride in the parade and to be recognized in the Polka Tent after the parade at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, August 3rd. If you're one of the many past festival royalty, you are asked to call Sandra Erber at 231-330-0823 or email .
This year's Royalty are:
Little Miss - Alyssa Reynolds
Little Mister - John Matelski
Honored Citizen - Patricia West
Honored Citizen - Dorris Danbert
Grand Marshals - Mike and Marilyn Seelye
This year's festival will be held August 1-4.  
PirateFest looking for boats and crew for August 9th "invasion"
PirateFest The Boyne City PirateFest is looking for boats and crew to participate in the Invasion Flotilla during Stroll the Streets on Friday, August 9th. The pirates assure locals that this flotilla will "enter the town in peace." Organizers said, "For further details like coordinated landing to unload or to remain docked in town during Stroll the Streets we would like to communicate with you - though most ship mates are simply in search of rum and women." 
If you want to "Get your Pirate on," boaters are asked to contact Elle at 231.459.5699 or , Jenny at 231.676.4004 or .
> Boyne City's second annual PirateFest will be held August 8-12. 
Register by Friday for gardening guru's day-long seminar
Janet Macunovich
Master Gardener Janet Macunovich
Gardeners have a constant thirst for knowledge, and Advanced Master Gardener Janet Macunovich will help feed that desire at a day of study planned this summer at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey.
The Northern Michigan Master Gardeners Association is hosting the dynamic professional gardener at a day-long seminar on Saturday, Aug. 3. Registration is currently under way and gardeners have until July 19 to register ($45 including lunch and snack breaks) for what promises to be a fun-filled day of learning. 
Macunovich is a prolific author of garden books including "Caring for Perennials," "All About Successful Perennial Gardening," "Designing Your Gardens and Landscapes" and "8 Months of Color." 
> For further information and to register for the seminar, contact Linda Caldwell at (231) 330-5780. Checks can be made payable to NMMGA and mailed to Caldwell at 5923 Cincinnati Point Trail, Petoskey, MI 49770. Registration must be received by July 19. Details in full press release.
Bike Share program continues at Sunset Park Log Cabin
Bike Share The Boyne Bike Share program launched last year returns this spring and summer. Four bikes are parked on the north side of the Sunset Park Log Cabin at 28 S. Lake Street, and the concept is simple: "Borrow a bike and bring it back for others to enjoy." There is no checkout system, just the honor system, organizers say. They only ask that the bikes be returned each day and not kept overnight.  The bikes were donated by community members and service clubs, and they were refurbished by Mike Cortright of North Country Cycle Sport. Helmets are also available with the bikes.
Partners making this new program possible are: Boyne City Kiwanis, Boyne Valley Lions, Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, Boyne City Main Street, City of Boyne City, and North Country Cycle Sport.
EVENINGS AT THE GAZEBO  concerts are held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Old City Park. Mike Dhaseleer will perform on July 24th, sponsored by the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau. In case of rain, the concerts will move to the First Presbyterian Church Community Room, 401 S. Park St.

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.
Fridays - All you can eat fish fry, $11.99 4-10PM, served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR- $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft
Monday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM

BOYNE CITY TAPROOM/PINE LAKE LODGE, 220 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 459-4487. 
THURSDAYS - Trivia at 7 p.m.
BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000
Bike Night continues every Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. in the circle drive in front of the Clock Tower Lodge. July 16 - The Shifties, July 23 - Pistil Whips, July 30 - The Shifties.
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m. in June, 8-11 p.m. in July
Thursday, July 18 - Charlie Reager
Friday, July 19 - Pistil Whips
Saturday, July 20 - Adam Hoppe
Thursday, July 25 - Charlie Reager
Friday, July 26 - Chris Calleja
Saturday, July 27 - Michelle Chenard
The Beach House, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, July 19 - Holly Keller
Saturday, July 20 - A Brighter Bloom
Friday, July 26 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, July 27 - Nathan Bates

The Beach House Tiki Hut, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 - Pistil Whips
Saturday, July 27 - A Brighter Bloom

Snowflake Lounge 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
Fridays & Saturdays - DJ Mike, DJ Bill Oeming or  DJ Bill Da Cat

CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:   July 19th - Nelson Olstrom, 26th - Michelle Chenard. August  2nd - The Shifties,  9th - Michelle Chenard,  16th - Sean Bielby,  23rd - Brett Mitchell,  30th - Nathan Bates.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m .:   July 20th - SYDNI, 27th - Holly Keller. August 3rd - A Brighter Bloom, 10th - Pete Kehoe, 17th - E-Minor, 24th - Ben Overbeek, 31st - Holly Keller.
FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588. "Blue Monday" open mike night from 7-9 p.m. every Monday this summer, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. This event has been growing every week and has attracted 30 or more people and nine performers on recent Mondays. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen. Summer gallery hours are 10am-7pm, except Sundays 12-4, and Mondays 10am-9pm.
GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets , visit, or call 231.439.2601.
Some highlights of the summer schedule include:
July 28 - Grand Rapids Symphony
August 2 - Mitch Albom and Special Friends
August 24 - The Joffrey Ballet
Aug. 3, Sept. 1 - McKechnie & McArdle Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch

LAKE STREET PUB , 202 S. Lake St., Boyne City,  (231) 497- 6031.
> Pub Time - Monday thru Friday, 4-6pm, enjoy $1 off libations and select appetizers for $5 or less.
> Wing Wednesdays - Every Wednesday, all day, enjoy 6 wings for $8 or 12 wings for $15.
Enjoy from an assortment of sauces including Chef's Choice sauce of the day.
> Poker Karaoke Thursdays - Every Thursday, 8-11pm. Every time you sing, you get a card. The singer with the best poker hand at the end of the night wins a $25 gift certificate provided by the DJ.
Brian Ashley Jones
Brian Ashley Jones
LAVENDER HILL FARM - 7354 Horton Bay Road North, Boyne City,  231-582-3784.
  Visit our website for more information about The Series, ticketing and the musicians.  Here is the summer lineup:  
July 27: Brian Ashley Jones is a soulful singer, acclaimed guitarist, and versatile touring songwriter whose guitar-driven Bluesy Country tunes have found their way into film, television and radio and have been recorded by other performing artists. Originally from the Greenville/Spartanburg area of South Carolina and a longtime resident of East Nashville, TN, Brian performs internationally at festivals, concert series, clubs, music education programs and music conferences.
August 2 & 3: The Appleseed Collective 
August 24: Jill Jack 
Aug 31 & Sept 1: Sons of the Never Wrong
September 7: Suzie Vinnick
> News-Review story: Friday Family Fun at Lavender Hill

Gary Lewis ODAWA CASINO - Gary Lewis and the Playboys appear in concert at 6 p.m. Friday, August 2nd. Doors open at 5 p.m. General admission ticket price is $20.

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 7-10 p.m.:
July 23 - Project 6
July 24 - National Tequila Day Party with Mark Lavengood
July 30 - The Groove Suns
August 6 - The Pistil Whips
August 13 - Jakey Thomas
August 20 - Mike Oregano
August 27 - 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 at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, July 19 - Under The Moon
Saturday, July 20 - Nelson Olstrom
Friday, July 26 - Blair Miller
Saturday, July 27 - Aunt Vicki
Friday, August 2 - Something Great
Saturday, August 3 - Nelson Olstrom
Friday, August 9 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, August 10/PirateFest - Derailed 3 p.m., Grayson Barton 8 p.m.
Sunday, August 11/PirateFest - Blair Miller
Friday, August 16 - Holly Keller-Thompson
Saturday, August 17 - Under The Moon
Friday, August 23 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, August 24 - Chris Koury
Friday, August 30 - The Pistil Whips,
Saturday, August 31 - Charlie Millard Band
Sunday, Sept. 1 - Blair Miller
GARDEN WALK & PICNIC - The Boyne Valley Garden Club continues its 40th Anniversary celebration with a summer Garden Walk and Picnic/Potluck on Thursday, July 25th. Members meet at noon at the home of club member Marilyn Killian and are reminded to bring a dish to pass, a chair, and comfortable walking shoes. Not a member yet? Email your request for membership information to; dues are just $15/year.
Lifetree Cafe
WHEN LIFE IS UNFAIR - What to do when life seems unfair will be examined at Lifetree Café on Sunday, July 21 at 6:30. The program, titled "Where's the Justice? What to Do When Life Seems Unfair," includes a filmed interview with Jasmine Lima-Marin, whose husband, Rene Lima-Marin, served 10 years in prison for a robbery conviction. After rebuilding his life and finding employment, Rene was sent back to prison when it was discovered the court made a mistake regarding the length of his sentence. "He didn't have any idea this would happen, and neither did I," says Jasmine. "A sentence of 98 years is essentially life in prison. He'll never be able to play with our kids again."
> 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
DOWNTOWN RETAIL SPACE available August 1st at 120 Water Street (Karen Walker Studio space). 12'x24'. 288 sq ft. Everything included. $800/ month. Call Liz 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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