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Members spoke and we listened
March 26th Grub Club lunch topic is Workplace Wellness
Grub Club
Our membership spoke and we listened! The Boyne Chamber surveyed our members and found strong interest in having a business luncheon several times a year. 
Blue Cross Blue Shield The #1 topic suggestion from our members was workplace wellness. That will be the topic of our first Grub Club lunch, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield on Thursday, March 26th.
The event will make its debut in the Vienna Room of Boyne Mountain's Mountain Grand Lodge. Enjoy lunch and hear Timothy Amborski from McLaren Northern Michigan Family Practice speak on the importance of keeping you and your employees healthy.
Grub Club runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and admission is $25 for members and $30 for not-yet members. If you'd like to promote your business, vendor display tables are available for $200. Table sponsors receive two admission tickets, are introduced from the podium and can make a one-minute pitch on the microphone.
Tim Amborski Timothy Amborski, family nurse practitioner, has over 14 years of medical experience and practices at McLaren Northern Michigan Family Medicine. Timothy started his nursing career at McLaren Northern Michigan in 2004 after attending North Central Michigan College. 
After working for the hospital for 7 years, Timothy  started his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Ferris State University. Just two months after receiving his BSN, Timothy started his Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner specialty from Chamberlain University.  Timothy has a special interest in men's health, family care, and elderly care. Preventative medicine, including screenings, healthy eating, and exercise are important tools in his method of care to patients.


THANKS to our Grub Club Table Sponsors:
BC Massage
Boyne Spa
Main Street façade grant applications now available
$20,000 to be invested into rehabilitation and improvement of downtown
Banner Law
The Banner Law office received a facade grant last year.
Applications for Boyne City Main Street's 2020 façade grant program are now available. The façade grant program provides matching funds for Main Street District property owners and tenants to improve the facades of their buildings, in order to maintain the architectural character and economic viability of downtown.
  "Boyne City Main Street looks forward to working with property owners to bring out the best in their buildings," Kelsie King-Duff, Boyne City Main Street Executive Director, said.
  To begin the process, interested property owners or tenants must review the Facade Grant Program Guidelines, and meet with representatives from Boyne City Main Street to discuss the scope of the project. An application must then be submitted by noon on April 30. After a competitive review process by the Design Committee and Boyne City Main Street Board, a decision will be made on which projects receive funding. For every dollar awarded, the applicant must spend an equal amount. Individual grant amounts will be up to 50 percent of a project's cost. A total of $20,000 is available for the 2020-21 cycle.
  Funds are provided by Boyne City Main Street with dollars raised through Boyne Thunder. There is no set minimum or maximum number of projects per year. Eligible items under the façade program include, but may not be limited to: removal of siding that was used to cover original building materials, exterior brick or wall surface repair, pointing of brick/mortar joint repair, window and/or door replacement/repair, any architectural details in need of repair and/or replacement. Ineligible expenses include paint, signage, awnings and work that has already been completed.
  The grant program seeks to encourage private investment through the rehabilitation and improvement of facades within the Boyne City Main Street District, to encourage good design that will serve as quality examples, and to preserve the architectural character that is distinctive to Boyne City. By improving the appearance of the building facades, the program aims to improve the economic viability of the downtown.
> For more information about Boyne City Main Street and the façade grant program or to schedule your meeting with Main Street representatives, visit www.boynecitymainstreet.com or email mainstreet@boynecity.com.


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St. Patrick's Pub Crawl is another hit and sells out again
Pub Crawl Boyne City's Second Annual St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl is a sell-out, just like last year. Organizers sold 115 tickets for the event on Saturday, March 14th. Those lucky folks can pick up their souvenir shirts and glasses on the day of the event at Boyne City Tap Room. Everyone else is still welcome to visit the 11 restaurants and pubs that will be offering Irish-inspired food, beer and alcohol specials all day long. This is a non-profit event benefiting the Charlevoix Area Humane Society.  
> Charlevoix County Transit will be offering free transportation from 11 a.m. to 12 midnight. Call 231-582-6900 for advance reservations.
 
> Participating establishments and their specials:
  • Boyne City Lanes - Half off select appetizers. $1 12oz green domestic draft
  • Boyne City Taproom - $4 Guinness and $2 Irish Tacos
  • Café Sante - $5 Murphy stout pint. Irish corned beef & colcannon hand pie $4
  • Eagles - Your Lucky Charm $3 drink special, Reuben sliders and  light snacks
  • Friggy's SOBO Pub - Pot Of Gold Shots
  • Lake Street Pub - $1 off Guinness, Irish Car Bombs, and all Irish Whiskey
  • Long Road Distillers - $7 Specialty Cocktail
  • Provisions Wine Bar - $4 featured Wine Specials
  • Red Mesa Grill - $4 Corned Beef Empanada and Scotch Eggs
  • Stiggs Brewery - Green Horton Bay Hefe $5 and $7 Stiggs Irish Car Bombs
  • Sunnyside Restaurant - $7 Bloody Marys and 10% off food items
Stroll the Streets Stroll the Streets sponsorships now available; Your contributions make this great summer event possible
An open letter to Boyne Area businesses:
  As we begin what can only be an outstanding 2020, it is time to start planning the 17th year of Stroll the Streets. The first Stroll the Streets will be June 12 and will run every Friday evening through September 4, 2020.
  Stroll the Streets is one of Boyne City Main Street's signature events for our community - enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors. Stroll the Streets is the perfect opportunity to display the friendly and welcoming community that is Boyne City. The positive image this event creates is invaluable to us all and impossible to put a price tag on.
  Thousands of people visit downtown Boyne City during the thirteen Friday evenings throughout the season to dine at our many restaurants, shop in our stores, enjoy ice cream, dream about a second home - and come back the next day, next week, or next year to do it again.
  While it is difficult to understand the direct impact to each of us, just doing simple math tells a great story. What if 1000 people spent an average of $20 every Friday night for thirteen weeks and just 5% was at your business? That is $13,000 in sales.
Last year, over 75 bands were hired throughout the season with an investment of $16,000 to entertain the crowds.
  That success is because of you! Your contribution makes Stroll the Streets possible. We thank you for your past support, and we hope we can count on you to help again this summer. With your investment in Stroll the Streets you are supporting a great event, and we will recognize your support to the thousands of people visiting our businesses and strolling our streets. Please review these Sponsor Opportunities to see how you can support Stroll the Streets.
  For planning purposes, we are asking you to let us know your level of support by May 1, 2020 by returning the enclosed sponsorship form. Payment is not due until July 1, 2020.
Thank you!
Boyne City Main Street
231-582-9009
Karen Guzniczak
Stroll the Streets Coordinator
231-582-2355
Already voted absentee? You may be able to change your vote
Vote Michigan's Presidential Primary Election is Tuesday, March 10th. How do you change your vote if you've already voted absentee and you've changed your mind or your candidate has dropped out? (The Democratic Party ballot will list 15 candidates, but as of March 4th, only four candidates were still active.)
A voter can spoil their ballot by submitting a written request to their city or township clerk. By mail, the deadline to spoil a ballot is Saturday at 2 p.m., and Monday at 4 p.m. in person at a clerk's office. While you're there, you can get a new absentee ballot or tell your clerk you'll vote at the polls. 
If you decide you want to change your absentee vote on Election Day, you're out of luck. Officials can begin counting absentee ballots once the polls open at 7 a.m., so it's too late to change your vote on March 10.
> Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Boyne City residents vote at City Hall. Find your polling location and sample ballot here.
Taste of Boyne will kick off Restaurant Week in April
Boyne Appetit For our valued restaurants and food merchants:
We are excited to invite you to be a part of Boyne Appétit! Restaurant Week. We know we have the very best food-based establishments and restaurants in Northern Michigan and we want EVERYONE else to know it, too. The simple truth: Small town. Epic Food.

Because we listened to your feedback, we are adding some excitement to this fun week and will be doubling our efforts for the promotion of this event, which includes on-air ads, radio ads, rack cards, and poster distribution. We want to be sure that your name is included where possible!

There will be only one Restaurant Week this year and it will be held April 24th through May 3rd. Your participation in Restaurant Week is free, of course, so please complete this Restaurant Week registration form and return it no later than March 1st.
 
To kick-off our Restaurant Week, we are excited to offer a new event: The Taste of Boyne. This is designed to invite the community for a food tasting but also to allow you and your business the opportunity to taste and mingle with others in your line of work. Held at the Boyne Mountain Civic Center on Thursday, April 23, 2020, from 5:30 until 8:30, there will be no participation cost for your establishment and we ask that you provide "tastes" of your choice for 300 people, in addition to the appropriate staff to work the event. The Taste of Boyne registration form needs to be returned before March 1st. This form is separate from the Restaurant Week form.

But that's not all that is new! In an effort to promote your business year round, the folks that attend Taste of Boyne (there is an entrance fee for attending) will be receiving a punch card that is good for a year. This card will be taken to participating merchants and when ten $10 purchases are made, they will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate. To do this well, we are asking you to provide us a $50 Gift Certificate prior to the Taste of Boyne evening. By doing so, your establishment will be listed on the punch card. Once a card holder has completed their card, they will be entered for our monthly drawing for one of the provided gift cards. 

Lastly, we have included a Sponsor Opportunities form that outlines ways for your business to sponsor this event. We hope you will take the time to consider that. 

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.

Sincerely,

Springalicious
Lynda's Real Estate hosts business networking March 19th
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The Boyne Chamber's next Off The Clock will be hosted by Lynda's Real Estate Service at 27 S. Lake St., and will be cosponsored by Family Fare Supermarket. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19th and includes door prizes, food, drink, business networking and a 50/50 raffle with proceeds going to a nonprofit organization. Off The Clock is the new name for Business After Hours, the chamber's monthly business networking event held at member businesses. Chamber members and the public are invited to attend.There is no charge for admission or refreshments.
When you deal with Lynda's Real Estate Service, you are dealing with a team that has over 100 years of combined real estate expertise and over 125 years of marketing experience. Service is so important to them that they decided it should be included in their name. You will find Lynda's right in the heart of it all in downtown Boyne City, overlooking beautiful Lake Charlevoix, where the mighty Boyne River meets the lake. They enjoy the view so much they decided to share it with everyone by installing a webcam on their office roof that overlooks the beautiful lake. For more information about Lynda's, call 231-582-9555 or visit www.lyndasrealestateservice.com
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Off The Clock Mark your calendar for future Off The Clock business networking:
  • April 16th - Catt Development, Edward Jones, and Boyne City Massage & Wellness, 1 Water Street, Boyne City, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • May 20th - Regional Business After Hours, hosted by East Jordan Chamber, location to be announced, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • May 21st - Bella Vita, 02911 Boyne City-Charlevoix Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • June 18th - Parkview Dental, 216 N. Lake St., 5:30-7:30 p.m.
 
Chocolate Boyne Take our survey and give us your input on Chocolate Covered Boyne

Thank you for joining Boyne City Main Street at Chocolate Covered Boyne! We would really appreciate you taking a few minutes to fill out our survey about the event so we can continue to improve it. 

Health Dept. says to "prepare not panic" for Coronavirus  
Health Dept The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is continuously working on preparedness and response planning for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Communication occurs daily with federal, state and local officials/partners. The Health Department is monitoring the situation at a local level and coordinating efforts with other area health departments. Michigan -  including Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego Counties - has no confirmed cases at this time.
As COVID-19 cases increase worldwide, including in the United States, it is important to be mindful of preparing for a shift from an epidemic to a pandemic. At this time, we are encouraging our communities to prepare, not panic. It is still uncertain when COVID-19 will impact the greater United States, for how long, or the severity, and information is changing on a daily basis.
Health Officer Lisa Peacock reminds residents that "It is important to consider actions to reduce the spread of illness in general - things like staying home if you are ill, coughing into an elbow or tissue, and frequent hand washing are important. While the situation is regularly changing, it is also important to stay up to date with reliable sources and to begin identifying some actions that can help protect your health and those you care about."
> Click here for the full Health Department press release, which includes a list of measures to help decrease and slow the spread of infection, and reduce the impact on our community.
Truestream fiber internet info session planned Wednesday
Truestream Great Lakes Energy and Truestream will host a fiber internet informational session on Wednesday, March 11th at Petoskey Middle School from 4:30-7 p.m. The event is free and open to Great Lakes Energy electric members who are eligible for Truestream, the cooperative's new fiber internet and voice network. Truestream is currently available to Great Lakes Energy members in parts of Charlevoix and Emmet counties with expansion beginning into Antrim County and more of Charlevoix County this year. 
Event attendees will learn more about Truestream's service offerings, which include internet plans with speeds up to 1 Gig with no data caps and no contracts. The event also includes an educational how-to session on streaming TV services. Petoskey Middle School is located at 801 Northmen Drive.
Register for this free eventTo register for Truestream fiber internet or learn more visit www.jointruestream.com.
McLaren Northern Michigan verified as level II trauma center
McLaren McLaren Northern Michigan is proud to announce they are a verified Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the commitment of McLaren Northern Michigan to providing optimal care for injured patients.
McLaren Northern Michigan has pledged to enhance trauma capabilities in order to provide access to high-quality trauma care to northern Michigan and surrounding areas. This achievement confirms the ongoing commitment to doing what's best for northern Michigan patients. 
"We recognized that there was a need for higher level trauma care in northern Michigan," stated Todd Burch, President & CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan. "We serve a large rural geographic area that immediately benefits from an advanced level of care. I am extremely proud of the strong trauma team that serves our community and provides the safe, quality health care that our patients have come to know and trust."
To receive the Level II Trauma Center verification, a hospital must demonstrate capacity and capability to provide the most advanced life-saving measures for critically injured patients. The comprehensive services required include: 
  *  24/7 coverage by a trauma surgeon
  *  24/7 access to specialty and critical care physicians
  *  24/7 on-call neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons
  *  24/7 on-site anesthesia providers, surgical services team, and trauma trained nurses.
Surgery center plans March 17th open house in Business Park
surgery suites Northern Michigan Surgical Suites is planning an Open House at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17th. This new state-of-the-art, multi-specialty outpatient surgical center is located at 825 Moll Drive in the Boyne City Business Park. The surgical center plans to open a few days before the open house. It is designed to give patients, friends and family a relaxing experience before, during and after the procedure. A group of 13 surgeons are affiliated with the center. Their website says: "Northern Michigan Surgical Suites also provides a high ratio of medical staff to patients in order to provide the highest quality experience and attentive care. The surgeons choose the best staff to take care of you during your time with us and the highest quality equipment for your procedure. You may rest assured that the Center meets the highest industry standards in health care."
Good Neighbors Lenten suggestion: Help out our food pantry
Giving up something for Lent? How about giving to someone for Lent? Good Neighbors Food Pantry suggests giving to your neighbors in need. The pantry could use your help with the following: chicken noodle soup, cream of mushroom soup, tuna fish, and macaroni and cheese. Items can be dropped off at the pantry at 624 State St. on Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m., or Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-5:30 p.m.
For more information about the pantry, leave a message at 231-497-8677, email goodneighborsboyne@gmail.com, visit www.goodneighborsboyne.org, or find us on Facebook.
Caren Peltier Challenge Mountain welcomes new board member,  Caren Peltier
Challenge Mountain welcomed its newest board of directors member, Caren Peltier, at its January meeting. After 32 years in the corporate world, Peltier retired and moved to Boyne City with her husband Tom in 2018. She brings years of professional business experience to the board where she hopes to share her experience to benefit the organization. Read Caren's full story online.
Rotary plans monthly open meeting March 16 at Cafe Sante
Rotary The Boyne City Rotary Club will hold an "open meeting" at 6 p.m. Monday, March 16, at Cafe Sante. The public is invited to attend and learn how Rotary contributes to the Boyne community and how their 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. Website.
Startup Fundamentals workshop offered in Charlevoix
SBDC
The Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a free Startup Fundamentals workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in Charlevoix. The Startup Fundamentals workshop is intended for individuals in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of accessing capital, or simply considering self-employment. This introductory session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. This comprehensive 2.5-hour workshop also incorporates the SBDC's fundamental Writing a Business Plan workshop and fully covers topics such as determining concept feasibility, startup costs, financing options, the basics of business planning, along with other necessary resources to launch. The workshop features instruction by SBDC Small Business Consultant Samantha McDonald and is a prerequisite to meeting with a SBDC consultant one-on-one. 
> Details and registration. Contact the SBDC at 231.929.5060 or sbdc@networksnorthwest.org with questions .
Lifetree Café sponsors 5-week series, "Friends With God"
Friends of God Beginning in March the content offered at the Lifetree Café will focus on a discipleship series titled, "Friends With God." Each episode includes a video presentation and discussion in a fun and engaging environment. It is non-denominational in nature and utilizes the friendship model of relationship found taught by Jesus in John 15:15. "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you."
This isn't like any discipleship program you've seen before. There's no gritting your teeth and trying harder to be perfect. Or checking items off a "Good Christians Do This" list. Instead, we'll just get to know Jesus better and let our friend do what he does best: transform us from the inside out. And you're invited. Whether you've been a believer for decades, just met Jesus in the parking lot, or aren't sure he's even real, you're invited. Come take your next step into deeper joy. Soul-soothing peace. And a life of purpose. Come be a disciple. Come be a friend of God.
Join the conversation at Lifetree Café, located at 401 S. Park St. in Boyne City. The program began March 1 and runs through April 5 at 3:30 p.m. each Sunday.
Out of town? Check out our live webcams
> Lake Charlevoix Live/Sunset Park, Lynda's Real Estate Service - Webcam.
> Downtown Boyne City, Brett Binkley/Pat O'Brien office - Webcam.
> Camp Michigania, Walloon Lake - Webcam.
> Boyne Mountain, Mountain Express ski lift - Webcam. Others at Boyne.  
> Hotel Walloon - Webcam.
In the News
         
   Boyne City scales back rubbish pickup days - Details

   BC approves new ambulance contract with Chandler Township - Details

   Surgery center to provide convenient, cheaper option for patients - Details

   Rogers City borrows revitalization ideas from Boyne City - Details
Send us your news by Tuesday; Newsletter ads available
The Chamber/Main Street E-News comes to your inbox each Thursday morning. If you submit news, please send it by Tuesday to jim@boynechamber.com. Nearly 1,400 people open our newsletter each week, and you can reach them with your advertising message and a link for as little as $50. Ad space is available for March 19th and after.
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WELCOME, NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!
Chamber member benefits     |     Member application    |   Call 231-582-6222 or  email us
These local businesses and organizations have joined the Boyne Area Chamber in recent weeks. We'd love to have you join them - and us!
  • Edward Jones - James Richman
  • Boyne City Little League
  • Jordan Valley Community Band
  • Wangeman & Associates
  • Northwest Garage Door LLC
  • Spuds
  • Kroondyk Construction Inc.
  • Britton Weber Agency
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 lisa@boynechamber.com. These jobs are all listed on the Jobs page now:

Housekeeper at Courtyard by Marriott Petoskey - Details
Part-time cook, no weekends, at Charlevoix Senior Center - Details
Line Cook at Whi-Ski Inn - Details
Experienced Servers at Lake Street Pub - Details 
Retail Sales Associate at Boyne Co-op True Value - Details 
Assistant Harbormaster for the City of Boyne City - Details 
Swim School Coordinator at Charlevoix Community Pool - Details 
Caregiver 2nd shift with sign-on bonus at Pineview Cottage - Details 
    Marketer & Admission Specialist at Pineview Cottage - Details 
Manufacturing/Production Team Member at Classic Instruments, LLC - Details
Dockhand at Tommy's Slalom Shop/Walloon Lake Village Marina - Details 
Dishwasher/Kitchen Prep at Lake Street Pub - Details
Customer Service at Alpine Chocolat Haus in Boyne City - Details
 
> April 4th Northern Michigan Hiring Event in Gaylord - Details and registration.
FUN
FUN, FOOD, EVENTS, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
Performers announced for expanded Gazebo concert season
Gazebo The Boyne Area Chamber has announced its Evenings at the Gazebo schedule, and we are excited to offer an extended season with 10 concerts this summer. The 2020 series is presented by Black Diamond Broadcasting with concerts held in Old City Park on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. 
Concerts are made possible by additional support from local businesses and individual sponsors. Seven of the 10 concert sponsorships are still available. Band sponsors are featured on a logo banner displayed at all concerts and they get to introduce the band on concert nights. Sponsors also have their name or logo included on all promotional materials, listed on our website, listed in our weekly newsletter, and on Facebook. 
> New this summer, concessions will be available each week! Challenge Mountain will begin the season on June 17. Sunnyside will then be there every Wednesday for the rest of the summer until August 19. Stay tuned for all the delicious details..
> Here are details on sponsorships, and you can sign up by emailing Kim@boynechamber.com or calling the chamber at 231-582-6222. 
Black Diamond > Here is the 2020 summer schedule, sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting. Details on each band are online at www.gazeboconcerts.com:
June 17 - Full Moon Jam Band
June 24 - Calamity Jane
July 1 - 1000 Watt Prophets
July 8 - Jay Daniel Band, sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates
July 15 - Wyatt & Shari Knapp
July 22 - On Tap, sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates
July 29 - Mike Dhaseleer 
August 5 - Awesome Distraction
August 12 - Full Circle
August 19 - Billy McAllister "Perfectly Frank" Sinatra Tribute, sponsored by Boyne Co-op True Value
Walloon Lake Inn offers specials and is now open all year
Walloon Lake Inn You can experience lakeside dining during every season, as the Walloon Lake Inn is now open all year. To celebrate, they are offering a one-time 10% off coupon and a 3-course dinner special for $50 every day. And this special will continue from Memorial Day to Labor Day as an early diner special from 5 to 6 p.m.
Happy Hour will be from 4-6 p.m. from now until Memorial Day. Walloon Wine Time with happy hour prices will run from 3-5pm seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 
The Inn will offer brunch every Sunday from Memorial to Labor Day and and also for Easter Brunch (04/12), Mother's Day Brunch (05/10), and Father's Day Brunch (06/21).
Library hosts orchestra program for children on Saturday
Boyne District Library events:
> Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra - Young Children's Library Series - STRINGS - MELODY/HARMONY. Saturday, March 7th, 1pm - 2pm
This program provides a variety of opportunities for children to discover their own unique gifts and interests through interactive activities with GLCO musicians. No charge. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to jam along! In the Boyne District Library Community Room. For children ages 4-10. Free. More info
> Library Board Meeting - BDL Conference Room, Tuesday, March 10, 6pm - 7:30pm
Interested citizens are invited to attend the Boyne District Library monthly board meeting every 2nd Tuesday at 6pm
> Registration Deadline for BDL Art Club - Session II is Monday, March 30th.
BDL Art Club is three 4-week sessions during the months of March, April, and May. Want to express yourself and learn new creative techniques? Join our after-school art  club! There is no cost to attend this program but donations are always accepted to help ensure quality programs for all who attend. Sponsored by the Boyne Art Collective Art Gallery. Register online at www.boynelibrary.org or call 231-582-7861.
Conservation District plans paint parties, tree sale, plat book
The Charlevoix Conservation District is planning paint parties, a tree sale and a new county plat book. Here are the details"
PAINT PARTY - The district has partnered with Gaudy Giggles and will be hosting Paint Parties on March 7th and the first Saturday of each month at 9:45 a.m. in their office Community Room, 303 North St, Boyne City. The cost is $20 per child and registration is required. For more details contact Jen Barratt at 231-437-0828.
Tree sale TREE SALE - We are still accepting tree sale orders up until our Tree Sale weekend, Friday April 24th (2-5pm) & Saturday, April 25th (9am-Noon), or until we run out of trees. Tree Sale Catalog & Order Forms can be found online, at the District office or emailed to you. Contact Alison at the district for questions, 231-582-6193.
2020 CHARLEVOIX COUNTY PLAT BOOK will be put together this summer and will be released January 2021. If any businesses would like to inquire about or purchase ad space, contact the district office for details at 231-582-6193.
BCHS Drama presents Gershwin musical opening March 13
Nice Work
BCHS Drama is presenting George Gershwin's 2012 Tony Award-winning musical, "Nice Work If You Can Get It." Performances will be in the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center March 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7 pm. 
This screwball comedy is a surefire crowd-pleaser, with classic Gershwin tunes, romance, exuberant production numbers, and a hilarious script poking fun at class snobbery in the Prohibition era of the 1920's. The storyline might be new to you, but you will recognize classic songs such as Fascinating Rhythm, Someone to Watch Over Me, S'wonderful, I've Got a Crush on You, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off and Lady Be Good. Check out this rehearsal video on Facebook.
> Reserved seat tickets are available at boynehs.tix.com. Patron seats are $15 and general priced seats are $10.
Boyne Falls School Alumni Game and more on March 14th
Alumni game The Boyne Falls Public School Alumni Game will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 14th in the school gymnasium. You're invited to join in for a night of fun and enjoy some friendly competition featuring Boyne Falls Alumni (several past all-conference), staff team and surrounding school rivals. Enjoy our hearty concessions for dinner opening at 5 p.m., or relax at the intermissions with coffee and dessert. Compete in our family-friendly competitions during intermissions - free throw, slam dunk, half court shots.
Most importantly, this event supports the Class of 2021 and their senior trip to Hawaii. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the fun - as a player or a fan for $20 per family or $5 person. Form your own team for the big game; call 231-549-2211 ext. 204 for more details. Team registration is $30. Flyer with details.
Churches plan benefit dinner to build church in Nicaragua
Catholic Community Boyne Valley Catholic Community (BVCC), comprised of St. Augustine (Boyne Falls), St. John Nepomucene (Praga), and St. Matthew (Boyne City) churches, is planning a benefit dinner to help build a new church in Nicaragua. Boyne Valley's sister parish, Our Lord of Veracruz, is building the church in El Cacao, Nicaragua. The condition and size of the old church necessitated a replacement, and with the depressed economic conditions in El Cacao, BVCC is stepping up to help. 
The dinner is scheduled for 12 noon on Sunday, March, 22 at the St. Matthew Parish Hall at 1303 Boyne Ave. in Boyne City. A menu of authentic Nicaraguan food will be offered, along with a program of Nicaraguan entertainment. Cost of the benefit dinner is a free-will donation made at the door. More information is available by calling the BVCC parish office (313-582-7718) Monday through Thursday from 9am to 4pm. Website.
Vendor apps available for summer market, Food Truck Rally
Farmers Market
A wide variety of produce at the winter market.
Vendor applications for the summer version of the Boyne City Farmers Market are now available here. The registration deadline is March 13th. The summer market is held in Veterans Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May 16 through October 17.
The indoor Winter Market  continues from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday in the lobby of Boyne City Hall. This year-round Farmers Market is packed full of beautiful produce, greens, homemade goodies and much more. 
FARMERS & VENDORS - The indoor market includes: Beehouse Cookies, Big Medicine Coffee, Blackbird Gardens, Bluestem Farm, Charlevoix Lavender, Charlevoix Moon Artisan Wine, Cook Family Farm, Daybreak Dream Farm, Ken's Fresh Fish 'N Tales, Korthase Sugarbush, Mini Farm, Providence Organic Farm, Siegrest Farm & Greenhouse, Spirit of Walloon, The Rustic Baker, Walloon Lake Winery, Winnie's Brand, Ziibimijwang Farm.
MARKET MUSIC is sponsored by Grain Train and Blissfest:
March 7 - Charlie Reager
March 14 - Liz Thorp
March 21 - Charlie Millard
March 28 - Lena Wilson
Food Truck SAVE THE DATE for this year's Food Truck Rally - 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at Veterans Park in Boyne City. Food truck vendor application.
> For more information, visit www.boynecityfarmersmarket.org . To sign up for our weekly newsletter, email farmersmarket@boynecity.com.
College lecture looks at 'Redistricting the New Way'
NCMC North Central Michigan College's Luncheon Lecture series for the winter semester continues on a variety of topics on Fridays in the College Library Conference Center. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. Reservations are required; call 231-348-6600 or send an email to luncheonlectures@ncmich.edu.
MARCH 13 - REDISTRICTING THE NEW WAY.  In November 2018, Michigan voters approved the "Voters Not Politicians" constitutional amendment that makes a commission of 13 randomly selected citizens responsible for drawing district lines for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress.  You can apply to be a member of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission and help draw the new lines resulting from the 2020 census.  Sally Marsh, director of special projects for Michigan's Secretary of State, explains it all.
Senior center celebrates St. Patrick's Day with Irish lunch
Senior Center Come Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Boyne Area Senior Center on Tuesday, March 17th. We have a traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage meal and activities planned.
The Senior Center will have two educational programs this month, including:
> Adult Bullying Presentation at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, March 13, presented by Dr. Jane Millar of Northern Mediation.
> Diabetes Presentation at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, presented by McLaren Northern Michigan.
The Caregiver Support Group will be held in the conference room on the 4th Monday of the Month, March 23, from 1-2:30 pm.
STAY UP TO DATE on the latest goings-on at Senior Center sites by liking our Facebook page and visiting the County Commission on Aging website.   Click here for the calendar  of activities, lunch menus and entertainment.
BOYNE AREA SENIOR CENTER is located at 411 E. Division St., Boyne City, 231-582-6682. Site coordinator is  Loretta Bayless  .
HELP WANTED: Part-time cook, no weekends, at Charlevoix Senior Center - Details.
music
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
 
BARREL BACK 04069 N M75,  Walloon Lake , (231) 535-6000. Open daily @ 8:30AM
WINTER SPECIALS and promotions:
  Sunday - Build your own pasta night.
  Monday - Smoke house platter night. Array of our smoked meats.
  Tuesday - Taco Tuesday (Chefs Choice of three weekly)
  Wednesday - Half off one topping pizza night
  Thursday - Fish Fry
Entertainment, 6-9 p.m.:
Monday, March 9 - Ben Overbeek
Tuesday, March 10 - Holly Keller
Wednesday, March 11 - Pete Kehoe
Monday, March 16 - Ben Overbeek
Tuesday, March 17 - Phillip McLellan
Wednesday, March 18 - Holly Keller 
Monday, March 23 - Sean Bielby 
Tuesday, March 24 - Phillip McLellan
Wednesday, March 25 - Pete Kehoe
Monday, March 30 - Sean Bielby
Tuesday, March 31 - Phillip McLellan
 
BC LANES & THE VENUE SPORTS BAR , 1199 S. M-75, Boyne City. (231) 582-6353.
Open 7 days a week: Sunday 1-9PM, Mon-Thurs 3-10PM, Fri & Sat 3PM-12AM
FISH FRY - All you can eat fish fry on Fridays, $11.99 4-10PM,  served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR - Thursday-Friday 4-6PM & Sunday 1-3PM,  $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft.
LIVE MUSIC, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight on Saturdays:
March 7th - Northern Nites
March 14th - Gibson Seal
March 21st  - Tribe Of Chiefs
March 28th - Yankee Station
 
BOYNE CELTIC SESSION will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, March 15, in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. There is no charge and the group invites the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music on the first and third Sundays of the month. Anyone wishing to receive a PDF of the book we use to play our music is encouraged to contact Gaeyle at 231-883-7664. 
 
BOYNE CITY TAPROOM / PINE LAKE LODGE, 220 S. Lake St., Boyne City,   (231) 459-4487. 
* Weekly Lunch Special - $7. Watch Facebook for details.
Nightly Specials:
  Tuesday - 1 lb. Basket of Ribs with Fries and coleslaw, $10
  Wednesday - Chicken Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes & gravy and carrots, $10
  Thursday - Half pound Pot Roast with mashed potatoes & gravy, $10
  Friday - AYCE Fish with Fries and coleslaw, $12.95
  Saturday - Chef's Choice
  Sunday - AYCE Pancakes, $6
* Kids eat free on Sunday with adult meal purchase
THURSDAYS - Trivia Series at  6pm, downstairs in the Taproom. Prizes each week for the top three teams.
* Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m on these Fridays:
March 6 - Jelly Rolls
March 20 - Yankee Station
April 3 - Jelly Rolls
April 24 - Yankee Station

BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000.
Mountain Crawl MOUNTAIN CRAWLEvery Thursday at Boyne Mountain, walk, stumble or crawl to four different bars for the all-new Mountain Crawl. Make stops at four different locations - Everett's, Trophy Room Pub & Pizzeria, Forty Acres Tavern, and Eagle's Nest - and enjoy deliciously discounted beverages and appetizers. Stop at all and receive a Mountain Crawl Hat. Participants must be 21+ to participate. The specials are: $3 domestic drafts, $5 craft beer, $5 select wine, $5 select apps. You can also enjoy live music at Forty Acres Tavern and karaoke in the Snowflake Lounge.
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 pm
Thursday,  March 5 - Charlie Reager
Friday, March 6 - Chris Koury
Thursday, March 12 - Chris Calleja
Friday, March 13 - Jakey Thomas
Thursday, March 19 - Charlie Reager
Friday, March 20 - A Brighter Bloom
Thursday, March 26 - Chris Calleja
Friday, March 27 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, March 28 - Sean Bielby

Stein Erickson's Family Party
Saturday, March 7 - DJ  Roger Coates
Saturday, March 14 - DJ Roger Coates **Kids Fest Weekend**

Vienna Room Karaoke 
**Canadian Week**
Wednesday, March 18 - Bill Da Cat, 7:30-10:30p

Snowfort, 2-5 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 & 21 - Distant Stars

Snowflake Lounge
Saturday, March 7 - The Shifties, 4-7
Wed., March 11 - Pistil Whips, 8-11
Saturday, March 14 - The Real Ingredients, 4-7
Saturday, March 21 - Chris Calleja **Carnival Weekend**, 4-7

Snowflake Lounge, 8 p.m. -1 a.m. DJ's
Friday, March 6 - Mike Williford
Saturday, March 7 - Mike Langlois
Friday, March 13 - Tim Sato
Saturday, March 14 - Mike Langlois
Friday, March 20 - Mike Williford
Saturday, March 21 - Mike Williford **Carnival Weekend**
Friday, March 27 - Mike Williford
 
Mountain Express, 12-4 p.m. - DJs
Saturday, March 7 - Mike Williford
Saturday, March 14 - Mike Williford
Sunday, March 15 - Bill Da Cat
Saturday, March 21 - Bill Oeming, **Carnival Weekend**
Sunday, March 22 - **Slush Cup** Pistil Whips @ Alpenhut
BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS, 5325 US 131 N,  Boyne Falls,  (231) 373-2090.
Saturday, March 7th - Chris Calleja, 1:30-5:30pm
Saturday, March 14th - Chris Callej, 1:30-5:30pm
Saturday, March 21st - Sean Bielby, 2:30-5:30pm
Saturday, March 28th - Rush Clement, 1:30-5:30pm
Igloos and snowshoes are available.
 
 CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Americano breakfast special - 2 eggs your way, herbed potatoes, toast and jam, and a beverage for $7. Monday through Friday, 8-11am.
> Mondays, 6-9 p.m.:  $5 pizza special and Nathan Bates performs.
> Wednesdays and Thursdays - Winter Biergarten menu  of German food and $5 German beers, 11 a.m. to closing.
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:  March 6th - Michelle Chenard, 13th - Pete Kehoe Band, 20th - Nelson Olstrom, 27th - Under the Moon.
> Saturdays, 8-11 p.m.: March 7th - Sean Bielby, 14th - A Brighter Bloom, 21st - Chris Koury, 28th - Holly Keller.
 
FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, 231-582-2588.
Thornetta Davis
Thornetta Davis
Open Tuesdays-Saturdays 11-6pm and by appointment, 231-675-7605. 
Closed Sundays and Mondays except Blue Mondays Open Mic Night from 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 5) on the second and fourth Mondays, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen.
Upcoming concerts:
March 14 - The Thornetta Davis Trio - Detroit's Queen of the Blues returns to Freshwater. Tickets are $35 in advance, call 231-582-2588.
April 10 - Steve Poltz
May 9 - Eliza Gilkyson
 
Canadian Brass
Canadian Brass at the Arts Center March 14th
  GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets, visit greatlakescfa.org or call 231-439-2601. Summer series events have just been announced.
Sunday, March 8 - Cinema Series presents Renee Zellweger in "Judy," 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 14 - Canadian Brass, 4 p.m.
 
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.
> NEW! BEER CAP BINGO - Every Thursday at 7pm, join us for Beer Cap Bingo. We provide the game cards and the beer caps, you just have to get a BINGO. A different brewery will be here each week to chat beer and give out swag to the winners of each round.
February 27 - Founder's Brewing Company
> Masterminds Trivia with Matt Hall every Wednesday, 7-9pm, teams of 1-8 people. Prizes for each week's winners, (may not to be used on the night won): 
1st - $50 gift certificate
2nd - $25 gift certificate
3rd - $15 gift certificate
> Trivia Theme Night on the last Wednesday of every month. Every player who dresses with the night's theme receives 10% off their individual bill.
March 25 - Television Trivia, (Dress as your favorite TV characters)
April 29 - 70's Trivia, (Wear your most fun 70's gear)
May 27 - Michigan Trivia, (Wear some gear that reminds you of our beautiful state - sports teams, mittens, Petoskey stones, etc.)  
 
RED MESA GRILL , 117 Water St, Boyne City, (231) 582-0049
"Casa Tuesdays" - $3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 food features and live music 6-9 p.m.:
March 10 - Buddha Sweet
March 17 - Project 6
March 24 - Lou Thumser
March 31 - Erik Jacqua
 
STIGGS BREWERY & KITCHEN, 112 S. Park St., Boyne City,  (231) 497-6100
> WEEKLY SPECIALS:
Mondays - Smoked Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, $15.
Tuesdays - All-You-Can-Eat Smelt - Beer-battered French fries, cole slaw, $16.
Wednesdays - Smoked Chicken Alfredo and garlic bread, $12.
Thursdays - Burger & Pint Night, $10. 
Fridays - Taco Trio with your choice of BBQ pulled pork or BBQ smoked chicken, $10.
> EUCHRE MONDAYS - 6 p.m. Top two weekly winners get prizes, half off Euchre Pilsner from Arbor Brewing Co.
LIVE MUSIC & events at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, March 6 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, March 7 - Sydni K
Friday, March 13 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, March 14 - Something Great
Friday, March 20 - Under The Moon
Saturday, March 21 - Nelson Olstrom
Friday, March 27 - Chris Koury
Saturday, March 28 - Eric Jacqua

Tyler Parkin
Tyler Parkin
  WHI-SKI INN , 2670 US 131 South, Boyne Falls, 231-549-3346.
Wine, Wings, and Whiskey all 20% off every Wednesday. 
LIVE MUSIC from 7-10 p.m.:
Friday, March 6 - Tyler Parkin - Feature story
Saturday, March 7 - Nelson Olstrom
Friday, March 13 - Lou Thumser
Saturday, March 14 - The Lopers
NEWS BRIEFS  
Wildwood NORTHERN MICHIGAN ASTRONOMY CLUB will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Wildwood Observatory. The discussion topic will be "What's going on with Betelgeuse?" Join us for a discussion about variable stars and how the study of them has increased our knowledge of the cosmos. News article. 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.
Coffee talk COFFEE WITH THE SUPE - Everyone is invited to a Superintendent Coffee Talk with Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Little from 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday, March 6 . The coffee is courtesy of the superintendent, and this Coffee Talk will be held at Sunnyside, formerly Water Street Cafe . Join Pat for casual conversation about the school topic of your choice, stay as long as you like or just stop in for a chat. Locations for this Coffee Talk will rotate around the community.
KINDER CLOSET at Christ Lutheran Church is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on March 14th and the second Saturday of every month. Free baby items are provided, including diapers; wipes; clothes and more, for any Charlevoix County parent with a newborn to 24 month-old-child. Christ Lutheran Church is located at 1250 Boyne Avenue in Boyne City. For more information, call 231-582-9301.
300 SF OFFICE SPACE for lease for $300/month. Convenient location at the corner of Front & Main Streets in downtown Boyne City. First floor of the Atrium Inn with private exterior entrance. Includes heat, A/C, electricity and trash, shared restroom. Nearby public parking. Contact Lee at LE Design, cell phone: 317.258.1419  email: lsehrhlich@ledesign.biz.
OFFICE SPACES AVAILABLE - 800sf, 1,430sf, 1,440sf, or 3,670sf of office space available. Located in a beautiful building, center of town with lake views and natural light on One Water Street above Cafe Santé. $12/sf/yr includes common area maintenance (excluding utilities, internet, and trash). Call 989-732-9722 or www.cattdevelopment.com.
RETAIL AND/OR OFFICE SPACE available on Lake Street in downtown Boyne City. Approximately 2000 sq.ft. Public parking lot adjacent. Call 517-230-0914.
VISITORS GUIDE - The Boyne Area Chamber's Visitors Guide/Business Directory is available as a digital magazine as well as a beautiful 4-color printed magazine. It contains interactive content, including page-turning, links to websites and video, as well as a full search function. To view the digital publication,  click here

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