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Labor Day events
Labor Day Weekend is full of fun events
As always, Labor Day Weekend will be full of fun events in the Boyne Area. Here are the highlights: 
Thursday, Aug. 29 - Boyne City hosts Essexville Garber in high school football, 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 30 - Stroll the Streets, 6 to 9 p.m. in downtown Boyne City.
Saturday, Aug. 31 - Kiwanis Car Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Veterans Park.
Saturday, Aug. 31  - Farmers Market with 65 vendors in Veterans Park, 8 a.m. to noon
Saturday & Sunday - Sons of the Never Wrong perform at Lavender Hill Farm, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday - Hundreds of DALMAC bicycle riders will be passing through town or spending the night here. 
Saturday & Sunday Red Fox Regatta, Veterans Park
Sunday, Sept. 1 - Boyne City Triathlon, 8 a.m. at Peninsula Beach Park. 
Sunday, Sept. 1 - Drag Races, noon to 5 p.m. at the Boyne City Airport. 
Monday, Sept. 2 - Horton Bay Pig Roast at 4 p.m. and Candlelight Bridge Walk , 7 p.m. 
> For details, see our Labor Day stories below
> NICE WEATHER forecast Friday through Monday, high temps of 70, 72, 75, 78.
> LIVE MUSIC at 6 restaurants this weekend, see our Live Music listings below.
> CLOSINGS - The Boyne Area Chamber, Main Street, City Hall, banks and the post office will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday.
Check out who's playing in Chamber's Sept. 12th Golf Outing
Golf Outing
Golf has always been a great way for business people to network with each other. That's very true for the  Boyne Area Chamber's 1st Annual Golf Outing on Thursday, September 12th. Check out this partial list of who's playing.  If you'd like to play, don't delay. Fifteen foursomes have registered for the best ball scramble event, so there is only room for three more.   Register online  or  download a 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 to play the spectacular Boyne Mountain Alpine course. We will begin with lunch at noon, a shotgun start at 1 p.m., followed by dinner and awards at 6. The fun includes goodie bags, prizes, a 50/50 raffle and more.
Sponsoring a hole is a great way to promote your organization for only $150.  Funds raised will provide programming and training for chamber members as well as marketing. 

Thanks to our sponsors! 
  Gold Sponsor - Bay Area Management
  Lunch Sponsor - 4Front Credit Union
  Beverage Cart Sponsor - Bay Area Management
  50/50 Sponsor - Edward Jones of Boyne City
Promote your business as a sponsor  (details)! 
  Title Sponsor $2000 (1 available),  Gold Sponsor $1000 (3 available)
  Hole in One Sponsor $1000 (1 available),  Hole Sponsor $150 (6 available)
A great way to distribute your business swag - GOODIE BAG ITEMS AND RAFFLE PRIZES are needed. Contact Lisa or Kim at the Chamber about your donation.
Pat O_Brien
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Stroll the Streets

Final Stroll the Streets of the summer is Friday
Stroll the Streets returns for the final night of its 16th season this 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. 
Stroll the Streets > Here is the entertainment lineup for this Friday:
  • Coldwell Banker Real Estate - Jon Archambault Band 
  • Harbor House - Northern Nites
  • Country Now & Then/Parkside Grill Driveway - Boyne Library Bookmobile
  • Parkside Grill - Twister Joe
  • Boyne City Hardware - Painted Lady Face Art
  • Pat O'Brien Real Estate - Craig Cottrill Band
  • Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen - Pistil Whips
  • The Lawn at Lynda's - Full Circle
  • Kilwin's - Holly Keller
  • Kidd & Leavy - Dos Hippies
  • Old Sportsman - Tribe of Chiefs 
  • Freshwater Art Gallery - Joe Shields
  • Lady Barber Shop - Pooch the Magician
Register now and make a scarecrow with an "Animals" theme
Past scarecrows at Red Mesa Grill.
Here's your chance to help Boyne City, win a prize and get into the spirit of the Harvest Festival season. 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 on September 28th.
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 13th to determine the location of your scarecrow in downtown Boyne City.  Entrants are responsible for installing their scarecrows beginning the week of Monday, September 16th and must be completed by 9 am 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.
Housing Solutions Forum to discuss land banks Sept. 13
Housing Solutions The next Boyne Housing Solutions Forum on September 13th will discuss the Land Bank as a tool to support housing development. The meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of Boyne City Hall. The presenter will be James Tischler, development director of the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority. The morning will be an educational session, discussing:
 - What is a Land Bank Authority?
 - What is a Brownfield Authority?
 - How do they work together to develop attainable housing?
The afternoon will be a work session to discuss how to implement land bank tools for housing in Charlevoix County.
The goal of the forum is specific action items, tasks and responsibilities. 
Flywheelers host Business After Hours on Tuesday, Sept. 17th
Flywheelers Museum
The Flywheelers Museum
The Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers will host the Boyne Chamber's Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. TUESDAY, September 17th. The Flywheelers show grounds are located at 145 US-131, north of Boyne Falls. Business After Hours is the Chamber's monthly business networking event, held at member businesses. There is no charge for admission or refreshments. 
This Business After Hours will have a fall harvest theme with exhibits and demonstrations such as the sawmill, grist mill, one-room schoolhouse, museum, and wagon rides. They will serve fall foods including cider and donuts. Several prizes will be given away in addition to some club freebies for all attendees.
> Fall/winter schedule of Business After Hours:
  September 17 (Tuesday) - Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers
  October 17 - Challenge Mountain Resale Store, 1100 Boyne Avenue
  November 1 - Business & Community Expo at Boyne City High School Gymnasium
  December 12 - Resort Rentals North
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Boyne celebrates autumn's bounty at Sept. 28th Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival Boyne City will celebrate its autumn bounty at the Harvest Festival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.  This family fun day will include music, crafts, children's activities, food and fall produce in the downtown area. Portions of Water and Lake Streets will be closed to traffic, as the extended Boyne City Farmers Market will be moved downtown from Veterans Park.
There will be children's games and activities including pumpkin painting, face painting, hay rides, a scarecrow contest, and live musical performances throughout the downtown. Local churches and non-profit organizations that would like to participate by organizing children's activities or harvest crafts are encouraged to contact 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.
> VENDORS The festival is supported by Boyne City Main Street . Click here for vendor registration .
SCARECROWS will be displayed around downtown from mid-September until Nov. 4th. Details and contest entry form .
> FUN RUN WITH YOUR DOG - The Charlevoix Area Humane Society is sponsoring their annual 5k Great Pumpkin Run at 8 a.m. Bring your friendly pets in costume for fun and a great cause.  Details. Entry form.
Firefighters' country concert fund-raiser set for 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.
Aging Gracefully event set for Sept. 21 at Performing Arts Center
Independence Village is planning a major Aging Gracefully event including 8 seminar topics and free lunch at the Boyne City 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. RSVPs are requested for the lunch provided by Independence Village's Executive Chef Andy Colvin; call 231-348-8498 by Sept. 16 to reserve your seat.  Presenters and their topics include:
  • Dr. Thomas Ling, MD - Charlevoix Area 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.
Leadership program looking for community project ideas 
Leadership Leadership Charlevoix County (LCC) is now accepting proposals for its annual Community Service Project from local nonprofit organizations. The program is starting its ninth year as a comprehensive training experience for community members seeking to play a more active role in leadership and their communities.
The Community Service Project is an integral part of the hands-on experience of LCC participants. Each year, the class decides on a Community Service Project, which will benefit an area of Charlevoix County. The project involves all members of the leadership class and focuses on team building, project management, and leadership skills. The proposals will be reviewed by the LCC Executive Board of Directors and then distributed to the Class of 2019-2020 at their opening session in September.  The new leadership class has been selected and will participate in an orientation session tonight. Their first class session will be a Beaver Island Overnight Retreat on September 8 and 9.
Save the date - Chamber Business & Community Expo is Nov. 1
Boyne Chamber This year's Boyne Area Chamber Business & Community Expo will be held Friday, November 1st, in partnership with Boyne City High School in the school gymnasium. The Expo will be held from 3-7 p.m. with exhibitor networking from 3-4 p.m. before opening to the public from 4-7 p.m. More details and registration info will be announced soon.

Other upcoming Chamber events include:
  • September 12 - Golf Outing at Boyne Mountain Alpine Course.
  • September 17 (Tuesday) - Business After Hours at Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers, 145 US-131, Boyne Falls.
  • October 17 - Business After Hours at Challenge Mountain Resale Store, 1100 Boyne Ave.
  • November 1 - Business & Community Expo, Boyne City High School gymnasium, 3 p.m. Vendor Networking, 4-7 p.m. open to the public.
  • December 12 - Business After Hours at Resort Rentals North.
  • January 16 - Annual Awards Gala, Boyne Mountain, 5-8 p.m.
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.
The COA Office and all of the Charlevoix County Senior Centers are closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor 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
Superintendent Coffee Talks scheduled for Aug. 30, Sept. 6
Coffee talk
Everyone is invited to a Superintendent Coffee Talk with Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Little from 8 to 9 a.m. on August 30th at Lake Charlevoix Coffee and  September 6th  at Water Street Cafe. The Coffee Talks continue on the first Friday of every month through next June 5th, rotating locations each month. Join Pat for casual conversation about the school topic of your choice, stay as long as you like or just stop in for a chat. The coffee is courtesy of the superintendent.
New and prospective businesses can win startup cash Oct. 9th
Charlevoix Ignite Charlevoix County entrepreneurs and new businesses two years old or less are invited to apply to compete for startup cash toward their business in the first county-wide pitch night, "Ignite Charlevoix County," scheduled for October 9th at Castle Farms. The winner advances to the finale competition, Grand Event, to compete for more startup funds.
Here is the application, which is due by midnight of September 15th. Admission is free, so everyone is encouraged to come and cheer for your favorite entrepreneur - reserve your spot here.
Competitors will receive business counseling from professionals to help in preparing a 4-minute business pitch for the panel of judges on the night of the competition. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be awarded as well as an audience selected People's Choice Award.
There will also be time for competing businesses to network and make connections with other business professionals and angel investors in the audience. 
Doors open at 5 pm and the event starts at 5:30 on the night of the competition, October 9th. For more information visit
Charlevoix Ignite is sponsored by Consumers Energy and DTE Energy Foundation and various local sponsors, including Boyne Area Chamber, Boyne City Main Street.
Help Stuff the Bus, get an Avalanche Bay Waterpark discount
Stuff the bus Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark at Boyne Mountain Resort is hosting a school supply drive in partnership with the 12th Annual Char-Em United Way Stuff the Bus campaign. From now through September 2, park-goers can receive $5 off a single-day pass with the donation of two or more school supplies. 
Recommended school supplies include #2 pencils, colored pencils, pencil boxes, art supplies, backpacks, construction paper, chalk, crayons, erasers, folders, glue bottles and sticks, highlighters, dry erase markers, notebooks, rulers, scissors, and tissues. Items should be new and in original packaging.
School supplies will be donated to students in need within the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District. Each year the program delivers over 10,500 items to help students prepare for the new school year. 
This discount cannot be combined with any other offer and is valid on walk-up admission rates at the time of the donation. One donation discount is available per day pass. For complete event details, visit
In the News

   2 Boyne City school buildings to start year with entrance changes  - Story

   Longtime Camp Daggett director Brent Marlatt to retire Nov. 12 - Story.

   Volunteers needed for Boyne City Drag Race -  Story

    Ramblers motivated to shake disappointing 2018 season - Story
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Tractor Supply Company
Stacy Morris, Manager
1200 M75 S.
Boyne City, MI 49712
We are hoping to open in mid-September. 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.
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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - PART TIME - Pat O'Brien & Associates od Boyne City is seeking a friendly, positive, productive, and detailed-oriented self-starter to join an amazing real estate team as the afternoon administrative assistant. Essential functions include: greeting clients and agents, answering phones and directing calls, data entry, and file management. Opportunity for creative work producing brochures, post cards and labels, and other marketing materials for agents. Desired skills include proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Publisher, and Outlook), ability to access public information from government and other websites, and knowledge of social media platforms to maintain content for the office. 128 Water Street Boyne City, MI 49712,  (231) 582-1700, .

BOOKKEEPER/PAYROLL - Bob Mathers Ford has an opening for a part-time Bookkeeper/Payroll employee. Long-established car dealership in Boyne City. Apply in person at 224 Water St., Boyne City, or call 231-582-6543.

BOYNE CITY FARMERS MARKET MANAGER - Year-round, part-time position. Work from home or Main Street office, with management of Wednesday and Saturday Farmers Markets until early afternoon. Duties include: vendor relations, manage food assistance programs, computer, communication and organizational skills. Passion for local food a bonus! Approximately 20 hours/week, not to exceed 1,170 hours per year. Send letter of interest and resume to . Applications reviewed upon receipt. No phone calls please.

We encourage Chamber members to list their openings on our Jobs Page.
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
4-time Olympian helps host Boyne City Triathlon again on Sept. 1
Triathlon bling
Triathlon bling
A beautiful venue, incredible cause, and a significant prize purse await you at the 7th Annual Boyne City Triathlon-Duathlon on Sunday, Sept. 1 at Peninsula Beach. You'll also meet 4-time US Olympic Triathlete Hunter Kemper. This course will take your breath away the first time you see it. Athletes will start out swimming in the crystal clear waters of Lake Charlevoix before skimming the coastline on their bike and passing through town on their run. Last year this race brought you the largest cash prize purses in Michigan... stay tuned for this year. Funds raised from this event support Team Lucky Seven, Inc. and its mission of "Racing to Fight Brain Disease." In the first five years more than $25,000 was granted to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, for the express purpose of research into MS, ALS and Alzheimer's.
Here is a summary of the 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. Register here.
> VOLUNTEER - The Triathlon can always use local volunteers to help with various aspects of this event. You'll get an event gear bag and some great food! Volunteer here
> SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES are available. Contact event founder and organizer Rob Swartz at
Kiwanis Car Show comes to Stroll & Veterans Park Aug. 30-31
Kiwanis car show Kiwanis Club of Boyne City is hosting their annual Labor Day weekend car show. They are having a "Friday Night Preview" during Stroll the Streets, free to participants on August 30. The next day, August 31, is the Saturday Car Show in Veterans Park with oldies music all day on the lakefront. Thick 'N' Juicy will be serving lunch on site. The show has 21 registration classes, with trophies awarded to registered participants.
There will be drawings throughout the day for door prizes. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Judging begins at 10 a.m. and awards start at 3 p.m. For more information contact Ken Visser,, phone 231-582-7649, or Syrina Dawson,, phone 231-582-2492. 
Boyne City Drag Race roars down the runway on Sunday
Drag race The 16th annual Boyne City Drag Race returns to the Boyne City Airport on Sunday, Sept. 1. Side-by-side, eighth-mile drag races will run from 12 noon-5 p.m. at the airport, 1048 E. Main St. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boyne City Airport and the Boyne Valley Lions Club. The event is organized by the Lions and a committee of drag race enthusiasts. Entry fees are $25 in advance and $30 on race day for cars, trucks and motorcycles, while pit passes are $15. Spectators pay a $10 admission fee; children under 12 years are admitted free. Gates open to racers at 8:30 a.m. for registration and tech inspections. For information and registration forms visit
> VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Anyone interested in helping should call Mike Cain at 231-582-0377 or . Volunteer help is needed on Saturday, Aug. 31, with set-up from noon until done and then on Sunday, Sept. 1, the day of the race, from 8 am until 8 pm.
Horton Bay hosts Pig Roast and Labor Day Bridge Walk
Pig roast
On Monday, Sept. 2, the Horton Bay United Methodist Church will host its annual Labor Day Pig Roast from 4 to 7 p.m. Lots of great food will be served including pork, sweet corn, potato salad, coleslaw and homemade pies. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 10, and free for those under 5. Also featured will be music from The Knapps and tables with crafts and homemade goodies for sale beginning at 4 p.m. Anyone interested in booth space for crafters may call Suzie at 231-347-4679. Then at 7:30 p.m, Horton Bay will hold its 39th annual candlelight walk across the famous 14.5-ft. Horton Bay Bridge. Those who make it across will receive a certificate of accomplishment, which can then be taken to the General Store and shown for free ice cream.
Sweet corn, tomatoes, and more at Farmers Market 
Johnecheck Corn The Boyne City Farmers Market continues on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  The market is packed full of delicious summer bounty. Come early to find sweet corn, tomatoes, zucchinis, blueberries, plums, sweet and savory crepes, iced chai, and much more.
Make sure you stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram to see pictures of fresh new produce every week.  More than 60 vendors participate in this year's market, which 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: Aug. 31 - Dede Alder. Sept. 7 - Crosscut Kings, Sept. 14 - Charlie Reager, Sept. 21 - Lee Anne Whitman, Sept. 28 - Ryan Cassidy.
> MARKET MANAGER JOB OPENING - Year-round, part-time position. Work from home or Main Street office, with management of Wednesday and Saturday Farmers Markets until early afternoon. Duties include: vendor relations, manage food assistance programs, computer, communication and organizational skills. Passion for local food a bonus! Approximately 20 hours/week, not to exceed 1,170 hours per year. Send letter of interest and resume to Applications reviewed upon receipt. No phone calls please.
As summer ends, Water Street Cafe adjusts their hours
Water Street Cafe
Kirt Ploe makes an omelette for the cafe's Sunday buffet.
Now that summer is ending, Water Street Cafe is adjusting its hours to be open five days a week. The cafe will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Their hours are now 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays, which includes a breakfast buffet. 
The cafe has been a big hit since new owners took over May 1st. The new proprietors are all members of the same local family. Jim and Kirt Ploe are the chef and front of house manager, spouses Jennie and Stacy are the servers, and their kids are helping out too.
Kirt Ploe commented: "I want to start with a huge thank you to everyone for making this a first great season for us. We far exceeded our goals and are grateful for the acceptance in the community. As the busy season draws to a close and life in Boyne city returns to a bit of normalcy our families are excited to start school and get a little R&R, so our hours will change in the slower months. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for your continued support."
Hotel Walloon among USA Today's 10 best wine country hotels
Hotel Walloon Hotel Walloon is the winner of 2019 USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice travel award for Best Wine Country Hotel. Hotel Walloon is nestled in the Petoskey Wine Region offering rich, robust grapes that thrive in cold temperatures to produce deep, inviting flavors that win acclaim along with national and international awards. For the wineries that make up the region, each started with a family's passion to create one-of-a-kind tastes and deliver unique experiences - all of which reflects their growing craftsmanship and genuine Midwest hospitality. 
Nominees for this category were chosen by a panel of experts, which include a combination of editors from USA Today, editors from, relevant expert contributors, and sources for both the media and other Gannett properties. Hotel Walloon was ranked among competition in places such as Napa and Willamette Valley; further establishing the credibility and wine experiences in the Petoskey Wine Region.
"Pint and Paint" returns to Stiggs Brewery on first Thursdays
Teri Rounds
Teri Rounds
Everyone is invited to come join the fun for "Pint and Paint" on the first Thursday of the month in the lower level of Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen. The first event of the fall will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday Sept. 5th. You'll be painting with local artist Teri Rounds. Class fee is $25, which includes supplies and a pint from the bar. Proceeds will be donated to Create Community Arts Center to provide art scholarships for area children. 
Participants will have fun meeting new people and creating a work of art to take home. Teri Rounds is a self taught artist who has been painting for 7 years. Her work can be seen at Crooked Tree Art Center in Petoskey, Boyne Art Collective in Boyne City, and Art on the Lobby in Walloon.
> To register, contact Sue Metzger at (231) 582-7567 or email . Flyer to print.
Library offers "Greasy Pages Book Club" for kids 11-17
Boyne District Library welcomes September with events and programs for all ages. Most events are free and open to anyone interested in attending. Information for all library events and programs can also be found at To RSVP/register for events, visit, choose Children, Teen, Adult and then select RSVP for the event from those listed. 
CHILDREN'S READING programs will start on Mondays, beginning September 16th at 10am with Toddler Tales and Tunes, and then Tuesdays, beginning September 17th at 10am for Storytime.
Greasy Pages GREASY PAGES BOOK CLUB: the Youth Department is sponsoring a youth book club for kids ages 11-17, meeting on the second Thursday of every month. Hang out at the library to talk about monthly book selections while eating pizza. For our introductory September meeting we will hand out the first book (TBD) to be discussed at the October meeting. RSVP. Limited space available.
BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB - Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 24th at 12-1pm. Come late, leave early, bring your lunch, and plan to spend your lunch time with us to discuss our book of the month. September's book choice is "Outfox" by Sandra Brown.
CRAFTERS, SCRAP-BOOKERS, QUILTERS - On one Saturday every month from 9am-12 noon, BDL has reserved our Community Room as a Craft Open Lab. Bring your materials, spread out and enjoy conversation and complete some of those projects. September 14th is our next Craft Open Lab, RSVP online or call 231-582-7861 for more information. 
T-SHIRT QUILT-MAKING CLASS: also on Saturday, September 14th at 10am-2pm in the BDL Community Room join quilters Sharon Kane & Cindi Place as they teach participants how to create a t-shirt quilt. Class is 10am-12noon, lunch (on your own) 12-12:30pm and then workshop time until 2pm. Participants will provide their own t-shirts (do not cut), sewing machines, thread, scissors, and any border and backing material, as well as batting. BDL will provide the fabric needed to prepare the t-shirts, cutting boards and tools, irons, and our expertise. Class size is limited to 12 people. For more information or to RSVP go to or call 231-582-7861.
CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT: Like comics? Like to draw? Come to the library to make comics at a Comics Workshop on Wednesday, September 18th, from 6 to 7:30pm. Bring your collection, sketchbook, pens, and pencils to hang out talking about and making comics. Some supplies and instructions will be provided. All ages welcome. RSVP preferred, but not required.
On Saturday, September 21st at 10 am join us for Sensory Exploration for children ages 5 and under. There will be stations set up for children to wander between as they learn through play. Siblings are welcome.
There will be a Lego JAM Building Bonanza for three nights this fall as the library will unleash its entire LEGO collection. Yeeeeee-haw. RSVP preferred, but not required. Ages 6-12. First session is Wednesday, September 25th from 6-7:30pm.
On Thursday, September 26th at 3pm, join us for the class "Buying and Selling Clothing Online." Participants will learn about the many apps and websites where you can sell gently used clothing, or buy new and gently used clothing. RSVP required. 
* 9am, Mondays, free Yoga Class with Reb Andrews, No class September 2nd & 9th.
Beginning Computer Classes every Tuesday at 2pm. 
Tai Chi Class meets every Wednesday, 9am for beginners, 10am for advanced students, cost is $5 per session.
September's Sensory Storytime for our special needs adult patrons will take place Friday, September 6th at 10am. RSVP required & caregivers must accompany participants. 
The Library Book Club meets at 7pm on September 23rd. This month's book is Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood.
Free Boyne Bike Share program draws users from all over
Bike Share The Boyne Bike Share program  recently added a sign-in sheet and in the span of one month 19 bikes were used. Most riders were from the Metro Detroit area, but users were also from Boyne City, Chicago, and  Pennsylvania. 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." We 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.
Provisions Wine Lounge hopes to open in mid-September
Wine Lounge Provisions Wine Lounge, the new wine bar at 123 Water Street, will be opening soon. Owner Ed Brehm is hoping to open in mid-September, perhaps as soon as Sept. 10th. Brehm recommends following the Wine Lounge on their new Facebook page for updates. The Wine Lounge will be managed by Provisions employee Chloe Chaffee and is located next door with a connecting doorway to the Wine Emporium and Deli and Boyne Country Provisions.
Conservation District native plant workshop & sale is today
Plant sale Interested in learning more about gardening with native plants, and attracting pollinators? Join the Charlevoix Conservation District for an informative Native Plant Workshop on Thursday, August 29th, from 4-6pm with Vern Stephens of Designs by Nature. Learn the values behind planting native on local fauna, soil and your groundwater. Other interesting topics include site preparation, installation, maintenance and examples of different native plants. The workshop will also be an opportunity to pre-order your plants for the plant sale the following week.
The Native Plant Sale will be held on Friday, September 13th from 3-6pm.
Both events will be held in the Charlevoix Conservation District's Community Room. The workshop is free, but space is limited; RSVP by contacting Alison at 231-582-6193. 
PRE-ORDER YOUR PLANTS by Aug. 29 with this order form now or at the workshop. Prices are $6.50/qt for wildflowers, $7.50/qt. for woodland species, $70 for garden flats and $60 for single species flats. The plant sale is for those who pre-order, but the public is welcome to purchase any available extra items. For more information, stop by office or call 231-582-6193.
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
Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM

Celtic Session BOYNE CELTIC SESSIONS (photo at right) are resuming from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 1 and 15 after taking the summer off. The sessions held twice a month 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. 
THURSDAYS - Trivia at 7 p.m.
FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m.:
August 30 - Adam and Pat

BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000
Bike Night continues on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. in the circle drive in front of the Clock Tower Lodge. Live music on Aug. 27 - The Shifties.
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m. in June, 8-11 p.m. in July
Thursday, Aug. 29 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Aug. 30 - Under the Moon
Saturday, Aug. 31 - Pistil Whips
Thursday, Sept. 5 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Sept. 6 - Zeke Clemons
Saturday, Sept. 7 - A Brighter Bloom
Thursday, Sept. 12 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Sept. 13 - Holly Keller
Saturday, Sept. 14 - Chris Calleja
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
The Beach House, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 30 - Blake Elliott
Saturday, Aug. 31 - A Brighter Bloom

The Beach House Tiki Hut, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, August 31 - The Shifties

Snowflake Lounge 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 30 - DJ Mike
Saturday, Aug. 31 - DJ Bill Da Cat


CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:   August   30th - Nathan Bates. September 6th - Nathan Bates, 13th - Michelle Chenard, 20th - Sean Bielby, 27th - The Shifties.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m .:   August 31st - Holly Keller. September 7th - Holly Keller, 14th - Brett Mitchell, 21st - Nelson Olstrom, 28th - Pete Kehoe.
FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588. Fall/winter  concert schedule will be announced soon. "Blue Monday" open mike night from 7-9 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday this fall, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen. Fall gallery hours are 10am-6pm, except Sundays 12-4.
GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets, visit, or call 231.439.2601. 
Some highlights of the schedule include:
Saturday/Sunday, Aug. 31, Sept. 1 - McKechnie & McArdle Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch
Saturday, September 7 - Bob Saget
Saturday, September 14 - Melissa Manchester

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.
> Thursdays in August - Poker Karaoke! August 29, 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.
> Beginning September 4th - 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 about The Series, ticketing and the musicians.  Here is the summer lineup:  
Sons of the Never Wrong
Sons of the Never Wrong
Aug 31 & Sept 1: Sons of the Never Wrong  is a turbo-charged Altfolk trio from Chicago that delivers witty, whimsical songs with their signature soaring harmonies. In case you're wondering, they're 2 gals and a fella: Bruce Roper, Sue Demel and Deborah Lader. Their oddball humor and spontaneous stories ignite their live shows and have earned them a cult-like international following for over 25 years. Combining influences of folk, jazz, pop and rock, their sound is wildly original, their energy is contagious and their banter is hilarious.
September 7: Suzie Vinnick

The Association ODAWA CASINO  The Association will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, September 20th. Join us to see one of the most successful bands to come out of the 60's. They have 7 Grammy Nominations for some of the most iconic hits of the 1960's, including songs like Cherish, Windy and Never My Love. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets on Sale: Thursday, August 1st, at 8 a.m. Ticket price: $20. Details and tickets.

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. 03 - Project 6
Sept. 10 - Brett Mitchell
Sept. 16 -  Red Mesa 22-year anniversary - Dave Cisco
Sept. 17 - Sean Bielby
Sept. 24 - 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, August 30 - The Pistil Whips,
Saturday, August 31 - Charlie Millard Band
Sunday, Sept. 1 - Blair Miller
Thursday, Sept. 5 - Pint & Paint, 6 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 6 - Under the Moon
Saturday, Sept. 7 - Something Great
Friday, Sept. 13 - Jeff Pagel
Saturday, Sept. 14 - Crosscut Kings
Wednesday, Sept. 18 - Open Mic Night, hosted by Nelson Olstrom
Friday, Sept. 20 - Chris Koury
Saturday, Sept. 21 - Holly Keller-Thompson
Friday, Sept. 27 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Sept. 28 - The Real Ingredients
Coop coupons SAVE ON YOUR HOME PROJECTS - Visit the Boyne Coop True Value website to check out bargains and coupons to save on your end of summer projects. 
There are current coupons offering $5 off your next purchase of $25, $10 off your next purchase of $50, and 20% off a carpet cleaner rental. The Coop is located at 
113 S. Park St., downtown Boyne City.

20% OFF AT BOYNE TRADING CO., 109 East Water St., this Labor Day weekend You'll save 20% off storewide, including Boyne RamblerWear, for your back to school "spirit" wardrobe. Summer clearance sales continue. Open Friday and Saturday til 8 pm.

LABOR DAY TENT SALE at Tommy's Wake & Surf Shop in Walloon Lake Village. Saturday, Aug 31st- Monday, Sept 2nd, every day 9am-9pm. Huge tent sale in the park with a bounce house and the biggest discounts of the season.
CITY-WIDE RUBBISH PICKUP - For residents living within the city limits, the City of Boyne City provides a rubbish pick-up twice a year for larger items that cannot be disposed of with your household trash, such as mattresses, furniture and light construction debris. Fall dates (two weeks only) are:
> Wednesday: September 4th for areas including Main Street and south.
> Thursdays: August 29th and September 5th for areas north of Main Street.

HHW ELECTRONICS AND HAZARDOUS WASTE collection will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Road Commission garage on M-75 South in Boyne City. Acceptable electronics and hazardous waste items include computers, TVs, appliances, tires, fluorescent light bulbs, oil-based paints, chemicals and lawn fertilizers. Call 231-547-7221 from Sept. 5-12 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for reservations and collection location information. To be added to our electronic notification system, email: Most items are free; latex paints are $1 per can. Flyer with details.

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. 
Lifetree Cafe PEOPLE'S PERCEPTIONS of beauty will be considered at Lifetree Café on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m. The program - titled "True Beauty: Is It Really Only Skin Deep?" - features a filmed interview with MeLisa Mounsey, a woman who survived an incident that burned over 95 percent of her body. During the interview, Mounsey recalls the painful event. "I can still see it in my mind's eye today," Mounsey says. "Gasoline dripped off my little finger, the next moment there was a loud whoosh, and I was engulfed in flames." Later in the episode, Mounsey explains the challenges she's faced in learning to accept herself and how the incident has shaped her view of beauty. 
> 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
Episcopal Church EPISCOPAL CHURCH of the NativityOn Sunday September 1, the church  welcomes The Rev. Christine Humphrey to preside at our service. Worship time is 10 a.m. at 209 East Main Street.  Chris was an elementary school teacher who loved teaching but also felt a call to be a priest. After a career of teaching and serving churches, she is retired except for working at the Round Lake Bookstore in Charlevoix, and sometimes leading our service.  On Friday evenings during Stroll the Streets, we offer "Blessings To Go: Let Us Pray With You." Program Coordinator Dave Penniman and a volunteer will be on hand at the church front steps to pray with or talk with people who come by. Everyone has some concern or worry, or something wonderful to be thankful for.
Astronomy Club NORTHERN MICHIGAN ASTRONOMY CLUB will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Wildwood Observatory. The discussion topic will be " Star Charts and Catalogs " - What do all those abbreviations mean, and what is a Flamsteed Designation? The observatory is located one mile north of Boyne City at 1825 Wildwood Heights Road. Club members will provide a tour of the night sky, weather permitting. All are welcome. Details and directions.
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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