Boyne Yacht Sales   *   231-459-1032

Join the 1st Annual Chamber Golf Outing Sept. 12
Golf Outing The Boyne Area Chamber's 1st Annual Golf Outing is only a month away and registrations are filling up fast. There's only space for 18 foursomes, so don't miss this Best Ball Scramble event.  Funds raised will provide programming and training for chamber members as well as marketing.
Join us at the spectacular  Boyne Mountain Alpine Course on Thursday, September 12th. 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.
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. 
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!
Sponsorships still available (details): 
A great way to promote your business!
  Title Sponsor $2000 (1 available)
  Gold Sponsor $1000 (3 available)
  Hole in One Sponsor $1000 (1 available)
  Hole Sponsor $150 (10 available)
A perfect way to distribute your business swag - GOODIE BAG ITEMS AND RAFFLE PRIZES are needed. Contact Lisa or Kim at the Chamber about your donation.
Tall ship returns Friday for 5 days of deck tours, 2-hour sails
Pride of Baltimore II
The Pride of Baltimore II on its last visit to Boyne City in 2016.
The Pride of Baltimore II tall ship will be returning to Boyne City for a week this Friday. The 157-ft. ship will pass through Round Lake Channel in Charlevoix on Friday morning, and will be docked in downtown Boyne City at the 1 Water Street Pier Friday through Wednesday. The ship will be hosting a number of free deck tours. You can also sign up for one of five two-hour sails on Lake Charlevoix with an admission fee of $40 for adults and $30 for children ages 12 and under.
The ship has visited Boyne City several times in the past, thanks to a connection with local Realtor Wally Kidd, whose father was one of the founders of the nonprofit organization that built the original Pride replica ship in Baltimore in the 1970s. Kidd's family in Walloon Lake typically hosts the crew for some R&R when they come to Boyne City, and they will do so again this year. Pictures from 2016 visit to Boyne City .
Here is a summary of the ship's itinerary in Boyne City:
  • Friday, Aug. 16 - Arrives between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Deck tours from 5-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 17 - Deck tours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., day sail 3-5 p.m., sunset sail 7-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 18 - Coffee with the Captain ($5) from 10-11 a.m., day sail from 3-5 p.m., sunset sail 7-9 p.m.
  • Monday - Tuesday, Aug. 19-20 - Ship maintenance and crew R&R.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 21 - Deck tours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., day sail 3-5 p.m., sunset sail 7-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 22 - Morning departure for the Tall Ships Festival in Brockville, Ontario. 
> Full schedule and links to purchase tickets for the sailing trips on Lake Charlevoix.
Pat O_Brien

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Stroll the Streets
Friday always 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. 
Stroll the Streets > Here is the entertainment lineup for this Friday:
  • Sunset Park - "Bodies and Water" Interactive dance with
  • Coldwell Banker Real Estate - Katherine Ryan Trio 
  • Harbor House/Country Now & Then - Paul Cervenak Trio
  • Strolling Downtown - Magic Lady
  • Bob Mathers Ford/Boyne Arts Gallery - Library Bookmobile
  • Boyne City Hardware - The Painted Lady Face Art
  • Pat O'Brien Real Estate - Sweetwater
  • Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen - Holly Keller
  • The Lawn at Lynda's - The Never Never Band
  • Kilwin's - Karen Brooks
  • Old Sportsman - Gaylord Community Band 
  • Kidd & Leavy Real Estate - Dos Hippies
  • Freshwater Art Gallery - The Duges
  • Lady Barber Shop - Pooch the Magician
  • Boyne District Library - Hap Wright sharing stories and poems
  • SOBO Pocket Park on Main Street - Make Art
Banner Law

Banner Law facade renovation begins on South Lake Street

Facade renovation at Banner Law Office started last Thursday on South Lake Street. 

Main Street Executive Director Kelsie King-Duff commented, "We are so pleased that this is under way. Main Street is supporting this project with a $15,000 facade grant, and we are excited to add this to our stash of "Before and After" pictures.
Junior Achievement seeks volunteers for program in BC schools
Junior Achievement of Northern Michigan is hoping to reestablish their program in Boyne City after a lapse of four years if volunteers can be found. JA programs teach students in kindergarten through high school important real-world concepts in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. They also give students opportunities  to learn and apply critical soft skills such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. 
The time commitment for a Junior Achievement volunteer is as little as one hour a week over five weeks. You can coordinate your classroom visits directly with the school's teacher to make sure the schedule works for both.
Students love the hands-on learning opportunities that JA provides. The volunteer is the critical component in the success of JA programs - he or she can share professional experiences that align with program content and help the students see how JA can help them achieve their dreams.
Junior Achievement enhances the relevancy of education, bridging the gap between what students are learning in school and how it can be applied in the real world. Students who receive Junior Achievement programing display enhanced problem-solving and decision-making skills, feel more prepared for the real world, develop more competitive life and work skills and are more likely to stay in school and graduate. In fact 92% of JA alumni say that their JA experience helped them to compete successfully in a business environment.
> TO VOLUNTEER at your local school contact Matt Berger, District Director Junior Achievement of Northern Michigan, at (231) 582-4660 or . Visit the JA website for a full description of their many programs.
Boyne City Football Kickoff Classic set for Saturday night
Dave Suttle
New Head Coach Dave Suttle
The Boyne City Football program will be holding its 3rd annual Kickoff Classic at 5 p.m. this Saturday, August 17th at the high school. This is the first opportunity to see the 2019 Ramblers on the field. The entrance fee is $10 per person, including a tailgate party, and all registered Boyne City football players are free. 
First-year Head Coach Dave Suttle said, "This event is a chance for family, friends, and the community to come see the hard work our amazing kids have been putting forth, preparing for another great season of Boyne City Football."
The Kickoff Classic will start with a flag football game to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Boyne youth football. The 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders who have signed up for football will play against the high school players. This will be followed by a chance to meet the 2019 Ramblers. Then there will be a tailgate party with food, drinks, and games for everyone. The Varsity and JV teams will have a short warmup period, followed by the blue and white scrimmage. After the scrimmage, the players and coaches will eat and clean up. Suttle said 100% of the admission fees and other contributions will go directly to the football program, used for the "on-field tools and equipment needed to keep our players safe, and able to compete at the highest level possible." PNR featureThe new coach.
> SUPPORT THE TEAM - Anyone who would like to make a donation to support the football program may contact Coach Suttle,, 231-838-4918.

> THE SCHEDULE - Football season begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 29th with a home game against Essexville Garber. The following Friday, Sept. 6th, the Ramblers travel to cross-county rival Charlevoix. Full schedule of football and other fall sports.
Boyne City Triathlon - Duathlon
Sunday, September 1
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 Tacos, Cheese and Co., and K&J Grill. More options and swag being finalized daily.

Meet our special guest host, 4-time US Olympian Hunter Kemper!
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 Schraw & Associates, 116 Water Street.
  • 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.
BC Police Chief Gaither announces he will retire Nov. 9th
Jeff Gaither
Chief Jeff Gaither
From the Petoskey News-Review: The Boyne City Police Department is now in the market for two police officers after police chief Jeff Gaither announced his upcoming retirement from the department Tuesday. Gaither made his announcement by reading aloud a letter he had submitted to city manager Michael Cain earlier in the day near the end of the Boyne City City Commission's regular semimonthly meeting Tuesday.
Gaither, who plans to retire effective Nov. 9, has served as the department's chief for about the past seven years. Gaither was appointed on July 6, 2012, to fill the chief's position after longtime police chief Randy Howard retired in late 2011.
Gaither's announcement comes just days on the heels of the retirement of longtime officer Craig Remsberg, whose last day with the department after 39 years of service was Thursday. Remsberg was on hand at Tuesday's meeting to receive a special recognition of his years of service from the city commission. Full story.
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.
The festival is supported by Boyne City Main Street . Click here for vendor registration .
Volunteers built the trails at Avalanche.
Tuesday ribbon-cutting celebrates completion of Avalanche trails
The Boyne Area Chamber will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 20th, to celebrate the completion of the Avalanche Preserve mountain bike trail-building project, and to honor the volunteers who made it happen. The ribbon-cutting will be held near the parking lot at the base of Avalanche Mountain. The expert-level "Stroll the Steeps" was the final trail to be completed by volunteers from the Top Of Michigan Mountain Bike Association. The public is invited to attend, bring your bike and ride one of the many trails after the ceremony.  Avalanche trail map .
PirateFest PirateFest is a huge success
Shiver Me Timbers! The 2nd Annual Boyne City PirateFest was a huge success this past weekend, although if you were flaunting your wealth like this Irish gentleman in the top hat and tails, you may have been separated from your wallet. Thanks to everyone who volunteered and attended! Here's a PirateFest photo album from Kim Mettler of .
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 the Boyne Area Chamber, Boyne City Main Street.
Sheriff urges caution following wave of water rescues
Sheriff From the Petoskey News-Review: Summer is a busy time on Northern Michigan waterways, but w hat is different this year, according to Charlevoix County Sheriff Chuck Vondra, is the number of water-related incidents his and other agencies have responded to.  On Monday, Vondra issued a news release in which he indicated his concern surrounding the spike in major water-related incidents where lives were in immediate danger - 13 to be exact - noting that many of them involved people not wearing or improperly wearing personal flotation devices (life jackets).  Vondra noted that two of the incidents involved drownings and three of them involved boats that were sinking. Full story .
Chx County Community Foundation welcomes grant proposals
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation announces the availability of grant dollars to support the work of area nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and municipalities. The deadline to submit a grant proposal is Tuesday, October 1. Grant applications to support arts and culture, education, the environment, community and economic development, health and human services, recreation and youth are available by calling the Community Foundation office. Applicants must call to discuss their proposal to begin the application process. Eligible nonprofit organizations serve residents of Charlevoix County and work to enrich or improve life for local residents. Applications will be reviewed by advisory committees made up of community representatives. The Youth Advisory Committee will review proposals that benefit young people in two or more communities in Charlevoix County.
The Community Foundation accepts contributions from donors and then uses a portion of the income earned from the investment of these gifts to help foster positive change in our area. In this way, our donors' contributions meet our community needs, now and in the future - For good. For ever.® 
To apply for a grant or for more information, call 231.536.2440 or email Mishelle Shooks for youth grants at or Maureen Radke for all other grants at
North Central introduces competitive club athletics this fall
NCMC North Central Michigan College is introducing two exciting new club athletic opportunities. This fall, the College is starting competitive running and ski teams, providing students an opportunity to participate in an athletic team atmosphere. 
The co-ed club running team is open to both competitive and non-competitive runners who seek an opportunity to better themselves and others, through establishing and working together towards athletic goals. All team members will have the opportunity to participate in several competitive cross-country or road races during the fall semester. For additional information, contact Rod Anderson at:
The co-ed club ski team is open to a minimum of 7 to a maximum of 12 competitors. North Central is sponsoring a Race League for one evening a week at Nubs Nob Ski Area. The emphasis is on improvement throughout the season; therefore, prior training is not necessary. For additional information, contact Ashley Antonishen at
The college is taking this club approach as an entry point to providing competitive running and skiing at the collegiate level. Additionally, this will allow for involvement at various levels, and afford students the ability to enjoy and benefit from continued participation in a competitive athletic team. 
County officials want your input on parks and recreation plan
County parks The Charlevoix County Planning Commission and Parks Committee are in the process of updating the County Recreation Plan. There are two open house opportunities to provide public input to assist county officials in updating the plan:
> Monday, August 19th - drop in any time from 7-9 p.m. at Whiting Park Log Cabin.
> Thursday, September 19th - from 5-7 p.m. at the Charlevoix Public Library Community Room A.
The county has also developed an online community survey concerning county parks and recreation facilities. Click here to take the survey, which will be open until September 13th. 
For further information or questions, contact Kiersten Stark, County  Parks & Planning Director, (231) 547-7234, .
> Flyer with details about the open houses and the survey. Hard copies of the survey can be picked up at Charlevoix County Parks & Planning Department, 301 State Street, Charlevoix.
Avalanche Bay Waterpark to participate in Char-Em Stuff the Bus
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
Conservation District seeks door prizes for Annual Meeting
Raffle prizes
Raffle prizes from last year's event.
Charlevoix Conservation District will be contacting local businesses toward the end of August/early September in search of door prizes for their Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, November 14th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Old Middle School. Students from the Boyne Hospitality Class cook and serve the meal, and a guest speaker discusses a conservation topic. 
Door prizes are raffled off at the end of the meeting to anywhere from 50-70 county residents. "We greatly appreciate the local businesses supporting our conservation efforts here in Charlevoix County," said District Manager Alison Adams. "We are proud to support the local businesses in return, and thank everyone in our newsletter, annual report and newsletter - reaching out to over 2,000 members." Door prizes can be anything from a t-shirt to a logo coffee mug or a gift certificate. Conservation District website.
Rotary plans monthly open meeting Monday at Lake Street Pub
Boyne Rotary
The Boyne City Rotary Club will hold an "open meeting" at 6 p.m. Monday, August 19th at Lake Street Pub, 202 S. Lake St. 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 meeting 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.
Last chance to volunteer to give out info at the Log Cabin
Log cabin
The Sunset Park Log Cabin, photo by Mike Cain.
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 is providing visitor information in the log cabin formerly occupied by the chamber. 
> VOLUNTEER! If you are interested in volunteering at the log cabin for a couple of hours, you can click here to sign up for the final shift of the summer during Stroll the Streets from 6-8 p.m. on August 23.
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 next week.
> 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
Boyne Chamber These local businesses and organizations have joined the Boyne Area Chamber in recent weeks. We'd love to have you join them - and us!

McLaren Northern Michigan
Kiersten's Ride
Independence Village
Water Street Cafe
Alex Childress Photo
Boyne Country Art LLC
State Solutions LLC
American Vacuum
Lakeview Village Mobile Home Park
Boyne City Preschool
St Marys Cement
Chamber member benefits     |     Member application    |   Call 231-582-6222 or  email us
HELP WANTED                        Check the listings on our  Jobs Page
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

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   
Invite your friends to dinner to benefit the Humane Society
Dining for Paws On Saturday, August 24th, folks all over Northwest Lower Michigan will host dinner parties where they invite their friends to come to a benefit for the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. The parties can be themed, fancy or just a potluck. A number of area restaurants will be also hosting parties with special dinner rates with a portion of the bill to benefit the CAHS.
At 8 p.m. all participants and parties are invited to a grand afterglow at Veterans Park in Boyne City. At the Afterglow, we will have desserts prepared by the best area restaurants and desserteries in Northern Michigan. There, we will tally and celebrate the fundraising results with cocktails and dancing to live music. The Charlevoix Area Humane Society is an independent nonprofit 501c3 tax-deductible organization.
REGISTER YOUR PARTY and give your estimated guest count by calling the Humane Society at 231-582-6774 or email
Event celebrates Hemingway's "real summer home" in Horton Bay
Ernie Hemingway
Young Ernie Heminway
The 2nd annual celebration of young Ernie Hemingway's summer life in our region will take place on Sunday, August 25th, in "downtown" Horton Bay. A social hour at the General Store begins the celebration at 5 p.m. Included is a cash bar, music, and readings from Hemingway's short stories that highlight some of his adventures in Horton Bay as a teenager. A free screening of the new documentary on young Hemingway will follow in the First Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Ice cream at the General Store will follow the screening and conclude the celebration. Admission to the social hour is $5 and reservations are required; call George Colburn at 231-535-2440 or email A reservation for both the pre-screening party and a DVD of the documentary film is $15.
Participating in the celebration are the two major businesses in Horton Bay, the General Store and the Red Fox Inn bookstore,operated by Chip Loringer and Mary Lynn Hartwell respectively. Joining with them to make it a fun evening for everyone are singer-songwriter Robin Lee Berry, Georganna Monk of the Charlevoix County Historical Preservation Society, Pastor Mike Neilhardt of the United Methodist Church, filmmaker George Colburn and G.T. Long, a published author and the infamous "fat lady" of Horton Bay's annual 4th of July parade.
The event in Horton Bay was organized last August following the birthday dedication in July of a statue of young Ernie Hemingway in downtown Petoskey's Pennsylvania Park. Sculptor Andy Sacksteder will be a featured guest in Horton Bay, signing photos of his work. "The statue belongs in Horton Bay where Ernie spent most of his fun times as a young adult," according to Long, a long-time resident of the community.
4-time Olympian helps host Boyne City Triathlon again on Sept. 1
Hunter Kemper
Olympian Hunter Kemper
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
Food and fun at St. Matthew Summer Festival on Sunday
St. Matthew
St. Matthew Church
St. Matthew Church is having their Summer Festival on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 1303 Boyne Ave. in Boyne City. The festival will be held from 12 to 2:30 p.m. Ma's & Brother Bill's Polish dinner will be featured, including Golumpki (stuffed cabbages), sauerkraut & sausage, cream cucumbers, pierogis, dill potatoes, fresh Polish sausage and desserts. From noon to 1 there will be live music from the Larry Czerkies Band. Buy tables and silent auctions will be held from noon to 2:30 and the live auction will start at 1:25. There will be free children's activities including inflatables, games, activities and prizes. A refreshment tent will have popcorn, soda, hot dogs and more. A $4,500 cash raffle will be held with the drawing at 2:30. Honorary festival chairs Joyce and Ray Zavesky will be recognized at 12:55 p.m.
Create Community Arts Studio hosts 7-Day Drawing Challenge
Drawing challenge Create: Community Arts Studio is hosting a 7-day online Drawing Challenge from this Friday, August 16th through August 22nd. Participants can join by simply visiting the studio's website and uploading artwork directly to the site. Each day a new drawing prompt with be posted and artwork will be displayed in the online gallery the following day. No age restrictions apply and individuals can choose to remain anonymous. To view rules and submission guidelines and join the 7-Day Drawing Challenge visit: www.letscreatetogether.orgCreate: Community Arts Studio is a 501(c)3 arts and social service organization connecting members of the community through the arts.
Green beans, corn, cherries and more at Farmers Market 
The Boyne City Farmers Market continues on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. You will find these fresh fruits and veggies at the market these days:  sweet corn, green beans, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, sugar snap peas, cherries, blueberries, and tomatoes. The market is full of everything your appetite desires. 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. 17 - Bruce Smith, Aug. 24 - Holly Keller-Thompson, Aug. 31 - Dede Alder.
> 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.
Provisions Wine Lounge opening delayed until Labor Day
Wine Lounge Provisions Wine Lounge, the new wine bar at 123 Water Street, has been delayed a bit. Owner Ed Brehm reports: "The new water main installation (required for the building's new fire suppression system) has been pushed out. Much to our dismay, this will delay our opening until approximately Labor Day weekend. If we're able to open sooner than that, we certainly will." 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.
Belly Dancing and outdoor yoga classes at balanced living
Belly dancing Discover the art of belly dancing in a workshop taught by Lola Kennedy at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, Aug. 17th 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. It 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 provided for use during the workshop. Some of the benefits of belly dancing are that it stretches and tones your body and increases your stamina and grace. No experience necessary - belly dancing is a fun way to enjoy exercising with friends. Class fee is  $20 if pre-registered/$25 at the door; register online here.
OUTDOOR YOGA is offered under the Master Willow tree across from the studio in Veterans Park with instructor John Dakini at 6:30 on Friday evenings. The secret to success with Outdoor Yoga is to dress in layers and bring extra layers. Outdoor Yoga develops the skill to stay present and devoted to the practice of yoga in the face of distraction, and there is nothing quite so nourishing as the beautiful NoMI summer sun and the cool and fresh breezes Lake Charlevoix has to offer us. Outdoor yoga mats and sunglasses will be provided. In the event of rain, class will be held at the studio.
Kiersten's Ride benefits suicide prevention on Saturday
Kiersten_s Ride Kiersten's Ride, the 7th annual fundraiser for suicide prevention programs in Northern Lower Michigan, will be held Saturday, August 17th at Chandler Hill Campground in Boyne Falls. Participants have a choice of a 10 a.m. Horseback Trail Ride, a 12 noon 1.3-mile Nature Walk, or a 2 p.m. ATV Ride. Lunch for participants is from 1-2 p.m. and prizes will be awarded at 1:30. Early registration is $15, or $25 after Aug. 10. Registration flier has more details. For more information, For more information, call 231-675-5047, email or visit
Boyne City Drag Race roars down the runway on Sept. 1
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.
Share your town's history at Raven Hill Generations meeting
Raven Hill
Anyone interested in local history is invited to attend a meeting at Raven Hill Discovery Center at 5 p.m. Thursday, August 15. This short meeting is a chance for individuals from area communities to come together to make plans to share the past and present of their own communities with all of northern Lower Michigan.
In September and October, Raven Hill will host a Generations exhibit. Northwestern Lower Michigan has a rich history of many cultures settling in this area. Anyone interested in sharing the history of their tribe, town or village and its culture (or that of a local "ghost" town) is invited to join us or let us know if you are interested in participating, but are unable to attend. We will keep you posted on the next meeting.
> For more information or to RSVP, call Cheri at 231-536-3369 or email
College presents Canadian conservationist Joanie McGuffin
North Central Michigan College will present a lecture featuring Canadian conservationist Joanie McGuffin on Wednesday, August 21 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. in the gym in the Student and Community Resource Center. Cost is $10 and includes breakfast. 
McGuffin is a public speaker, educator and one of the founders of the Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy (LSWC). She is the author of eight books with her photographer husband Gary. Six are photographic books chronicling their long-distance paddling voyages and two are illustrated instructional paddling guides.   
The Conservancy has approached the protection of the Lake Superior through a watershed approach that acknowledges that water knows no boundaries. In 2019, LSWC launched Canoes for Conservation, a program that engages people and their communities in an ecological and cultural heritage connection to the world's largest freshwater lake. 
Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 or email to reserve a seat.
HONEYBEE WORKSHOP - On August 15 from 6 - 9 p.m. Mel Disselkoen, a 40-year veteran beekeeper, will present: "Farming Honeybee Livestock for Next Year's Bees."  Learn how to maintain a healthy and productive hive. Sponsored in conjunction with the Little Traverse Bee Guild. Disselkoen was born on a big farm in South Dakota and has studied honeybee behavior for 47 years. He has operated hundreds of colonies and is familiar with all types of beekeeping, commercial and hobby issues. Register here
Conservation District plans native plant workshop and sale
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.
Bowling league meetings set for Aug. 18, 19, 22 at BC Lanes 
BC Lanes League season is right around the corner for BC Lanes and we've got some meeting dates and times to share:
  • Sunday night meeting - August 18th at 6pm
  • Monday meeting - August 19th at 6:30pm
  • Thursday women's meeting - August 22nd, 6:30pm
The Wednesday league voted at their meeting to open up the league to now include women as well. This means you can now have any combination guys or gals on a 5-person team.
Also, we now have an official Monday meeting time. It will be next Monday night here at the center at 6:30pm.
If you are returning from last season, interested in joining a team or just bowling as an individual, you're asked to either attend the meeting of your choice or contact Kirk at the center at 231.582.6353.
Guess your finish time to win Paddle 4 The Pool event Saturday
Paddle 4thepool The 4th Annual Paddle 4 The Pool fundraising event for the Charlevoix Area Community Pool will be held Saturday, August 17, at Ferry Beach in Charlevoix. Estimate your elapsed time for this paddle event, and if you finish the closest to your prediction, you are the winner. Students, seniors, everyone can enjoy this event. This is not your typical race, but it definitely is a contest. Grab your kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board and join us on Lake Charlevoix. Choose the two-mile or four-mile course. Please, obviously... no time pieces on board. Last year all participants for the 4-Mile Course finished under 1 hour and 30 minutes and the fastest time was 46:02. The winner was 5 seconds away from his predicted time.
Entry fee per watercraft (single or double) is $25 by August 9th, and $35 after that date. After you paddle, enjoy live music by the Crosscut Kings and tasty food from the Pigs Eatin' Ribs Food Truck. 
> Website with details and registration is   Event flyer.
Bike Share program continues at Sunset Park Log Cabin
Bike Share The Boyne Bike Share program launched last year returns this 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.
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

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. Live music on Aug. 20 - Pistil Whips, Aug. 27 - The Shifties.
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m. in June, 8-11 p.m. in July
Thursday, Aug. 15 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Aug. 16 -  Pistil Whips
Saturday, Aug. 17 - Holly Keller
Thursday, Aug. 22 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Aug. 23 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, Aug. 24 - Darby O'Bell
Thursday, Aug. 29 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Aug. 30 - Under the Moon
Saturday, Aug. 31 - Pistil Whips
The Beach House, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 16 - Under The Moon
Saturday, Aug. 17 - Chris Koury
Friday, Aug. 23 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, Aug. 24 - Michelle Chenard
Friday, Aug. 30 - Blake Elliott
Saturday, Aug. 31 - A Brighter Bloom

The Beach House Tiki Hut, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, August 17 - Pistil Whips
Saturday, August 24 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, August 31 - The Shifties

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.:   August   16th - Sean Bielby,  23rd - Brett Mitchell,  30th - Nathan Bates.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m .:   August 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. 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. 
FALL/SPRING SEASON - Tickets for the  2019-2020 Fall - Spring Season at the Center, Live On Center Stage , are on sale now  at .
Some highlights of the summer schedule include:
August 24 - The Joffrey Ballet
Aug. 31, 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.
 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:  
August 24: Jill Jack - sold out.
Aug 31 & Sept 1: Sons of the Never Wrong
September 7: Suzie Vinnick
> More events at the farm:
Aug. 21 - Lunch & Lavender and  Bingo in the Barn
Fridays through Aug. 23 - Lavender Fest Friday
Aug. 23 - Barn Dance
Aug. 26 - Monday Movie Night

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 7-10 p.m.:
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, 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
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:
> Wednesdays: August 28th and September 4th for areas including Main Street and south.
> Thursdays: August 29th and September 5th for areas north of Main Street.
Lifetree Cafe FAITH AND SCIENCE - The often-rocky relationship between faith and science will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, August 18 at 6:30. The program, titled "Faith and Science: Discoveries from the Scientist Who Led the Human Genome Project," features a filmed interview with Dr. Francis Collins, a world-renowned geneticist noted for his leadership in directing the human genome project. "For me as a scientist, there are aspects of what we have learned about nature that seem to be pointers toward God. Not proofs, but pointers," says Collins. "The fact that the universe seems to have a beginning is crying out for some explanation of how you can go from nothing to something."
> 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

will be the topic at the Boyne Valley Garden Club's meeting on Thursday, August 22nd. Attendees will learn about these historic gardens from club member Chris Redman. Refreshments and social time begin at 12:30pm, with the meeting at 1 in the Boyne District Library Community Room. All are welcome.

WIN A LAKE CHARLEVOIX CANVAS - Local Realtor Tiffany Faulknor of Lynda's Real Estate Service is holding a drawing for a beautiful watercolor print of Lake Charlevoix as seen from Veterans Memorial Park in Boyne City. The drawing will be held on August 18. Click here to enter.
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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