Boyne Boat Yard   *   231-582-5239  
Saturday Harvest Festival: Farmers Market, arts & crafts, hay rides and live music
Harvest Festival
The Boyne City Harvest Festival is a fall festival that you will not want to miss! Here are some of the fun things planned in downtown Boyne City on Saturday, September 28th from 8am-4pm:
  • Boyne City Farmers Market (with more than 50 vendors) will be lining the streets. Vendors will be selling a variety of harvest items, including apples, pumpkins, squash, apple butter, jam, honey, and cider, among other things.
  • More than 20 arts and crafts vendors will be showcasing their talents.
  • Lots of fun for the kids with numerous children's games.
  • Hay rides.
  • Scarecrows made by downtown residents and businesses. Vote for your favorite on Saturday and Sunday on the Chamber Facebook page.
Here is the schedule of six live music performers :
11 am to 1:30 pm
Dwain Martin & Friends
Holly Keller-Thompson
Northern Nites
1:30 pm to 4 pm
Full Moon Jam
The Sunshine String Band
Wyatt & Shari Knapp
Portions of Water Street and Lake Streets will be closed to traffic during the festival. The festival is organized and supported by Boyne City Main Street.   Join us as we shop the market and arts and craft vendors and spend time enjoying all that the downtown area has to offer.
Chamber, Gazette sponsor city candidates forum Oct. 28th
City candidates The Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce and The Boyne City Gazette are hosting a City Commission Candidates Forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 28 in the Commission Chambers of Boyne City Hall. Three candidates are running for two positions in the November 5th election - incumbents Hugh Conklin and Tom Neidhamer plus challenger Barbara Young. All three candidates have confirmed that they will attend the forum. Chamber Executive Director Kim Akin and Gazette Publisher Chris Faulknor will be moderators asking questions of the candidates. The candidates will also make opening and closing statements. Boyne City Hall is located at  319 N. Lake St.
> If you can't attend our forum and you'd like to submit a question for all of the candidates, email your question to . All questions will be asked of all candidates.
Pat O_Brien

Details and more photos   *   231-675-6677
Exhibitor and sponsor sign-ups now available for Chamber Business & Community Expo on Nov. 1st
Expo VIPs
Chances are you'll meet some VIPs at the Expo. From left at a recent Expo are State Senator Wayne Schmidt, Boyne Mountain's Michael Doumanian and Jason Allen, state director for USDA Rural Development.
Exhibitor registration is now open for the Boyne Area Chamber's Business & Community Expo on Friday, November 1st, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The Expo is a partnership with Boyne City High School, held in the school gymnasium from 3-7 p.m. with exhibitor networking from 3-4 p.m. before opening to the public from 4-7 p.m. 
Booth prices are  $200 for a business and $150 for a 501(c)3 nonprofit,  including an 8-ft. table and two chairs. Exhibitors must be Boyne Chamber members.
Blue Cross Blue Shield The Expo also offers sponsor opportunities for additional exposure and first choice of booth locations. The Expo is traditionally our largest networking event of the year, giving exhibitors exposure to hundreds of local residents and business people in attendance. 
Sponsor opportunities - Sponsors can choose prime booth locations. Executive Sponsors' booths will be a "Designated Guest Stop" where guests must visit to get a stamp to enter the raffle. Executive sponsors also receive 15 free passes, their logo on Expo Bags, their own sponsor banner, and much more.  
> Executive Sponsors so far include 
Local businesses offer Harvest Festival food and fun
Several local businesses are providing special programs, fun, food and drink for the Sept. 28th Boyne City Harvest Festival:
> PAINTING CLASSES - Boyne City Hardware is partnering with Casa de Colores - Instructional Acrylic Painting Classes to hold two free Kids' Painting Classes during the September 29th Harvest Festival. Little ones can explore their creative sides while parents enjoy the downtown Farmers Market and live music.  We're holding two sessions: 12-1pm and 2-3pm. Advance registration is required by calling 231-582-6532 or emailing Recommended for ages 5 and up and class sizes are limited to 12, so reserve your spot soon. This is a free event. Details.
> DONATE A TURKEY to the Good Neighbors Food Pantry for $20 at Pat O'Brien Real Estate. Story with details below.
> BOOKMOBILE from the Boyne District Library will be on the street and open for everyone.
> BEER TASTING - Boyne Provisions will host a beer tasting with Founders Brewing Co. from noon until 3pm.
> CAFE SANTE is featuring German food, German beer and German wine features through the weekend with live music from 8-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
> OPEN HOUSE at Shaggy's Skis. See how they turn wood, fiberglass, carbon fiber, and plastic into a pair of skis, 3-6 p.m. at 444 Boyne Ave.
> VOTE for your favorite scarecrow on the Chamber's Facebook page. See story below for the location of all 13 scarecrows.
SPIRITWEAR - This Harvest Festival weekend stock up on official Boyne City Football SpiritWear at Boyne Trading Company. Save 30% on tees, sweats and hats for the whole family.  Additionally, save 20% off storewide.
GREAT PUMPKIN RUN  has been cancelled by the Humane Society.
Scarecrow at left was created by Maxine Stark-Behling at Parkside Grill. The scarecrow at right is from the Boyne Valley Garden Club at Pat O'Brien Real Estate.
Vote for your favorite scarecrow this weekend on Facebook
Come to the Harvest Festival on Saturday and see 13 scarecrows created by local businesses and residents - then vote for your favorite on the Chamber Facebook page! The poll will be active Saturday and Sunday. The winner will be announced in next week's Chamber/Main Street newsletter.  Here are the scarecrow creators and their locations:
  • Boyne Arts Collective, 214 Water St.
  • Boyne Co-op True Value, 113 S. Park St.
  • Boyne City Hardware, 200 Water St.
  • Boyne Country Propane at Charlevoix State Bank, 102 S. Lake St.
  • Boyne Valley Garden Club at Pat O'Brien, 128 Water St.
  • Café Sante, 1 Water St.
  • Challenge Mountain at I Love Boyne City, 101 Water St.
  • Charlevoix Area Humane Society at Ralph Gillett CPA, 108 Water St.
  • City of Boyne City, 319 N. Lake St.
  • Grain Train, 104 S. Park St.
  • Lake Street Pub, 202 S. Lake St.
  • Maxine Stark-Behling at Parkside Grill, 201 Water St.
  • Park View Family Dental, 202 N. Lake St.
Donate a turkey for Good Neighbors pantry at Pat O'Brien
Good Neighbors The chase is on! Let's catch 200 turkeys for Thanksgiving and give them to those in need at the Good Neighbors Food Pantry of Boyne City. Stop by Pat O'Brien Real Estate on Water Street during the Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28 and give a donation of $20 for the purchase of a Thanksgiving turkey. They will also take donations at the office the whole week before and after the festival, through Oct. 4. There are 200 turkeys on the wall just waiting to be bagged and that's no Gobbledygook! Let's move these beautiful beasts from the wild to a neighbor's dinner table. With your help, the Good Neighbors Food Pantry will have enough turkeys to supply all those who shop at the pantry with a Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Neighbors helping neighbors, that's Boyne City. 
> For more information about the pantry, call 231-497-8677, visit, or email
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Recycling Main Street to launch downtown recycling this week
Boyne City Main Street is pleased to announce the launch of a downtown recycling program this Friday, September 27th. The organization, with support from the City of Boyne City Department of Public Works, will be running a pilot program through color season. The test will take place for 6 weeks through November 8th. If successful, the organization plans for a full roll-out for Summer 2020. 
Visitors to downtown should look for the blue recycle barrels at four locations. These include the southwest corner of Water Street at Park Street, the northeast and southwest corners of Water Street at Lake Street, and the southwest corner of Ray Street at Lake Street.
Boyne City Main Street would like to thank Charlevoix County for the use of the blue recycle bins. 
Data will be collected during the pilot on the percentage of recyclable material collected. Be sure to recycle while visiting downtown Boyne City, and encourage others to do the same, to help the pilot be successful!
For more information on downtown Boyne City visit
Boyne Chamber Boyne Chamber seeking new board members; 
Let us know if you'd be interested in serving
The Boyne Area Chamber is looking for a new board member to fill a vacancy at the end of the year. "We thank Shari Culver for her service on the board for the past three years, including some of that time as an officer," said Executive Director Kim Akin. "We want to make sure that our board is diverse and that as many areas of our business community as possible are represented in our board makeup," she said.
This board vacancy will be filled in January, and the new board member will be invited to participate in a planning session in November or December. Any chamber member interested in serving on the board is invited to click here to read our Board Participation Guidelines and fill out an application to serve.

Challenge Mountain store hosts Business After Hours Oct. 17
Challenge Mountain The Challenge Mountain Resale Store will host the Boyne Chamber's Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17th. The store is located at 1100 Boyne Avenue in Boyne City. Business After Hours is the Chamber's monthly business networking event, held at member businesses. There is no charge for admission or refreshments. 
> Fall/winter schedule of Business After Hours:
October 17 - Challenge Mountain Resale Store, 1100 Boyne Avenue, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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.
Tractor Supply ribbon-cutting
Chamber board members and ambassadors welcomed Boyne City's new Tractor Supply Company store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday. Stacy Morris is the manager of the store, which is located across from Louie's Market at 1200 S. M75. At TSC, customers find everything they need to maintain their farms, ranches, homes and animals. Their products include: clothing, equine and pet supplies, tractor/trailer parts and accessories, lawn and garden supplies, sprinkler/irrigation parts, power tools, fencing, welding and pump supplies, riding mowers and more. The store phone number is 231-582-2882.

Next ribbon-cutting is Friday at Provisions Wine Lounge
Everyone is invited to the Boyne Chamber's ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Provisions Wine Lounge at 4 p.m. Friday. The Wine Lounge recently opened at 123 Water Street, next door with a connecting doorway to their sister businesses, The Wine Emporium and Deli and Boyne Country Provisions. The Wine Lounge will give away a logo'ed wine tote valued at $10 to all customers of the Lounge beginning at 4 p.m. while supplies last, and they have over 100 to give. They will also be announcing their new "Happy Hours" promotion from 4 to 6 p.m., 7 days a week. All house wines by the glass will be $1 off and a "bundle" will be offered also; 2 glasses of house wines along with a Cheese & Cracker plate for $20.  The Wine Lounge is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12 Noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. They offer 75+ curated wines, classic cocktails made with premium ingredients, craft beer from Michigan and "small plates" offered after 4 p.m. daily. Check the Wine Lounge Facebook page for updates.
Leadership class members are pictured during their overnight retreat on Beaver Island.

Welcome, Leadership Charlevoix County Class of 2019-2020
Leadership Charlevoix County is excited to announce its newest class for 2019-2020. The program is entering its 9th year as a comprehensive training experience for community members seeking to play a more active role in leadership and their communities. The program creates community awareness, networking opportunities, and focuses on leadership skill development through an educational and hands-on curriculum lasting 9 months.
The 19-member class started with an orientation meeting and mentor networking session at Boyne Mountain Resort. Their first class session was a two-day overnight retreat on Beaver Island September 8-9. The class will now meet for class one day a month until graduation in May 2020. Class topics include: Connecting With Your Government; Ethics, Culture and Philanthropy; Building Your Communications Toolkit; Education Today; Health & Human Services; Environment & Natural Resources; and "Where Do We Go From Here?" putting newly used skills to use.
This year's class is a diverse group of emerging leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds, locations, businesses, industries, organizations and educational institutions. Leadership Charlevoix County's Board of Directors and administrators proudly welcome the following participants to the class:
Kim Akin of the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, Katie Amante from Classic Instruments, Lindsey Bassett of Charlevoix State Bank, Dave Covell from 4Front Credit Union, Denise Cunningham of Charlevoix County, Dustin Drost of Drost Landscape, Terrance Foley from EJ, Andrew Funsch of Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital, Charles Hayes of North Central Michigan College, Lance Howe from Bear River Health, Rebecca Jordan of Good Samaritan Family Services, Megan King from Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan, Zachary Knott of Kiwanis Club of Boyne City , Dan Mercer of Boyne City Police Department, Cindi Place from Boyne District Library, Barbara Schroeder of Grandvue Medical Care Facility, Tory Thrush from Char-Em Intermediate School District, Scott VanHuis of Boyne Mountain and Derek Williams from Jordan Valley EMS Authority.
Program co-administrators are Mary Faculak and Alison Hubbard. Leadership Charlevoix County is a 501C3 nonprofit organization. For more information, contact Leadership Charlevoix County at or visit
Bulmann Dock _ Lift
Bulmann's expansion is on the left of this photo.

Bulmann Dock & Lift celebrates expansion with open house
Bulmann Dock & Lift will hold an open house on Saturday, Oct. 5, to celebrate a major expansion of their facility and 21 years of service to the community. The open house will be from 2 to 6 p.m. with a local 4-H pig roast served at 3 p.m. 
"Help us break in our new building with a party!" their invitation says. "We welcome all our friends, neighbors, and affiliated businesses to come and celebrate with us." Those who attend will meet their team, enjoy great food and drink and play games like corn-hole and ladder ball. 
Bulmann expanded their 25,000 sq. ft. building with a 17,000 sq. ft. addition that will house all of their dock and lift fabrication. The current building will be used for assembly and warehousing. The company now has 40 employees and plans to add another 15 this coming spring. They were honored by Michigan Celebrates Business as one of 50 Michigan Companies to Watch in 2018.
Sales and Marketing Director Chris Binger said Bulmann's business has been very strong the past few years as the company has expanded its sales beyond Northern Michigan to downstate Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. 
Bulmann Dock & Lift is located at 175 Magnet Drive at the corner of M75 South. Website. Facebook. Phone 231.582.5020.
Lions Club contributes $1000 to the Boyne Heritage Center
Lions donation
Lions President John Cool presents $1,000 check to Kecia Freed of the Boyne Heritage Center.
The Boyne Valley Lions Club became the first service club to contribute funds to the newly formed Boyne Heritage Center. At its regular meeting on Wednesday, September 18th Boyne Valley King Lion John Cool presented Heritage Center Chairperson Kecia Freed with a check for $1,000. The Boyne Heritage Center has set its goal to become a world-class collaborative historical hub, preserving and promoting the stories of Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Walloon Lake, Advance, Ironton, Horton Bay and surrounding townships.
With Lions International providing over 100 years of service around the world and the Boyne Valley Lions Club serving the greater Boyne region for over 50 years they are proud of their history and that of the area. They challenge other area service organizations and encourage all community members to step up and support the creation of the Heritage Center.
A professional museum designer, Project Arts & Ideas of Dearborn, was contracted to design the exhibit. The first two of four phases of the design are complete, with the final two stages being production design and installation.
Future visitors to the Boyne Heritage Center will feel transported through time as they experience the exhibit titled 'Boyne Before Us. The exhibit will tell the story of how the extraordinary gifts of land and water attracted people over thousands of years to the Boyne region. After settlement in the early 1800s, the explosive harvest of these gifts, through lumbering and industry, built the region but left the land exploited and abandoned. In revival, the Boyne community has embraced a sustainable economy that enjoys, protects and shares these gifts in the present and for future generations. "This is our heritage and our legacy," organizers said.
The Lions Club meets every Wednesday at the Boyne District Library at noon. For more information on becoming a Lion, contact James Richman at
> News-Review story on the Heritage Center donation.
Harbor House
Harbor House celebrates 50 years;
Mayor presents city proclamation
Boyne City Mayor Tom Neidhamer reads a proclamation from the City of Boyne City to Michelle Cortright of Harbor House Publishers, commemorating the company's 50th anniversary. Harbor House celebrated with a party for company employees and clients last Friday in their office on Water Street.  Governor Gretchen Whitmer also sent a proclamation congratulating Harbor House from the State of Michigan.
50 Things The city proclamation: The City of Boyne City would like to recognize Harbor House Publishers and Michelle Cortright for 50 years in the advertising and publishing business. Founded in 1969 in Ann Arbor, Michigan by Michelle's father Jacques LesStrang; it has called Boyne City its headquarters and home for the last 35 years sitting prominently in the City's downtown district at 221 East Water Street.  Under Michelle's leadership over the last 32 years, Harbor House Publishers has grown from a single publication to 70 publications each year. Production of our area's visitors guide and other publications promote the community, local businesses and is often times a person's first taste of all the area has to offer.  Michelle is not only dedicated to her successful business and family; she is a strong community leader, promoter, and volunteer; economic development advocate, business mentor, visionary, and recreational enthusiast. Her positive, "CAN DO" attitude and endless energy is infectious and is part of what makes Boyne City succeed and shine as a premier community in our State.  On behalf of the City of Boyne City, its Main Street Program and the Boyne community, congratulations on your 50th anniversary as we look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries and the continued success of Harbor House Publishing!"
> Check out this PDF that lists 50 Things you may not know about Harbor House. One of them is: "We have a dream of installing a zipline across the Boyne River to connect our office with Old City Park."
Cheboygan credits Boyne City and Main Street for its success
Main Street
Economic development progress in Cheboygan was featured in a cover story of this week's Northern Express, and that community credits Boyne City and Michigan Main Street program for contributing to its success. Here are some excerpts from the story:
Cheboygan used Boyne City as a role model, since that community had been winning awards and earning praise for its successful downtown. You can credit a lot of the growth to Cheboygan's participation in the Michigan Main Street Program, a state effort to create communities distinguished by a "sense of place." Currently there are 31 communities taking part in the MMS program at three different levels: Engaged, Select and Master ratings. (Boyne City became one of the first three Main Street communities in the state in 2003 and is now designated at the Master level.) Cheboygan earned Select level earlier this year, meaning the city will receive five years of intensive technical assistance from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Developing downtowns is essential in building a tax base, raising property values and putting people to work," said MEDC CEO Jeff Mason. "Programs like Michigan Main Street provide downtown communities with the tools needed to create jobs, provide desirable places to live and build a sense of place for Michigan residents."
Over the past year, Michigan Main Street communities generated more than $28 million in private investment, 116 new businesses and 92 façade improvements.
The rationale is based on a range of studies that show that investing in creating a "sense of place" is an integral part of developing vibrant city centers and downtowns, thereby making the state economically stronger and culturally diverse.
Full story from the Northern ExpressBoyne City Main Street website.
  Chamber members are welcome to use our conference room
Conference room
The Community Christmas Committee was the first chamber member to use our conference room for their recent meeting.
Did you know... that a benefit of being a Boyne Chamber member is that you are welcome to use the chamber's conference room for no charge? It is located in the chamber's new office at 115 S. Lake Street, and it's perfect for small meetings, interviews, off-site staff evaluations and similar uses. The room holds 6 to 8 people comfortably and the chamber's wifi is available. We just ask that you give us advance notice of when you would like to reserve the conference room by calling 231-582-6222 or emailing .
Workshops help plan the future for Charlevoix County Transit
County transit Charlevoix County Transit invites you to participate in planning for the system's future. Through a series of upcoming workshops you'll have the opportunity to:
* Hear about the results of several surveys that obtained input from customers, employers, and the community.
* Provide your input on potential improvements to existing services.
* Learn how you can stay involved in efforts to improve transit services in the county.
Transit manager Jill Drury commented, "Your input is valuable and your participation is appreciated, so please plan to join us at one of these workshops:"
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9 - Boyne City Hall, 319 North Lake Street, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 8.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9 - Boyne City Taproom Great Lakes Lounge, 220 South Lake Street from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with registration at 6. Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9 - Charlevoix County Administrative Building, Pine Lake Room (downstairs), 203 State Street, Charlevoix, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 1.
  • Friday, Oct. 11 - East Jordan EMS Building, 555 Maple St., from 9 to 11 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30.
RSVP/questions: Call the Charlevoix County Transit office at 231-582-6900 or e-mail at Call this same number to schedule a ride.
Unable to attend? Submit your ideas, suggestions, and comments related to transit services in Charlevoix County to by October 14.
Former UM, NFL star Braylon Edwards to speak in Walloon
Braylon Edwards
Braylon Edwards
Bear River Health and The Sports Marketing Agency present former NFL football star Braylon Edwards for a Sports Impact Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, October 3rd, at the Talcott Center in Walloon Lake. Edwards is a former NFL wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. He played college 
football for the University of Michigan, earning unanimous All-American  honors. He was the first receiver in Big Ten Conference history to record three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and only the third to do so in NCAA Division I-A. Edwards is a strong advocate for mental health services and substance abuse prevention. He will have a meet and greet at the luncheon and will speak about the dangers of student athletes with injuries and prescription drugs. There is no charge and lunch will be provided. 
Talcott Center is located across the street from Barrel Back restaurant at 4060 M-75 in the Village of Walloon Lake. Bear River Health provides high quality and innovative addiction recovery services to clients from their location at 2594 Springvale Road, Walloon Lake.  Event flyer.
> RSVP to or by phone to 989-858-8066.
Counselors offer Women's Group sessions beginning Oct. 2
Susan Russell, MA, PC, of Pyramid of Hope Counseling is pleased to offer a Women's Group beginning Wednesday, October 2, for five weeks. Please join me for helpful conversations on the subjects of self-image, change and control, communication, anxiety and depression, and self-compassion and self-care. You are sure to find and share compassion, respect, and understanding with women facing similar challenges. We will meet each Wednesday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the offices of Pyramid of Hope Counseling, 5 W. Main Street, Boyne City. To reserve your spot, contact Susan at 231-459-5606 or Jill Valliere at 231-881-5001 to reserve your spot. The cost for the 5 weeks is $250 ($50 per session). "We have conducted these groups in the recent past with great success," Russell said.
> To learn more about our services, visit and search by name and city.
Students can tour manufacturing facilities in October
Area high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity once again to tour some of the region's most unique, innovative and important manufacturing facilities. Manufacturers across the country and across the street use MFG Day as an opportunity to inspire and recruit the next generation of manufacturers.Tours will take place October 8, 9 and 10 during school hours at several locations throughout Charlevoix, Antrim, Cheboygan and Emmet counties. Transportation to and from the manufacturing sites will be coordinated by the individual school districts.  Participating manufacturers from Boyne City include Industrial Magnetics, Lexamar, Precision Edge, and Shaggy's Skis.  Community partners working together to organize Manufacturing Day are the Char-Em Career & Technical Education, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, local school disstricts and local chambers of commerce including the Boyne Area Chamber.  Flyer to print .
City of Boyne City City has 2 openings on Planning Commission
The City of Boyne City has openings on the City Planning Commission, as well as other boards and commissions. The openings on the Planning Commission were created when long-time memberss Joe St. Dennis and George Ellwanger announced they would be retiring from the commission. Library executive director Monica Kroondyk was appointed to the planning commission recently. Anyone interested can find more information and the application form here.
Juniors and seniors invited to College Night on Oct. 10
College Night
North Central Michigan College invites high school juniors and seniors and their parents to College Night, Thursday, October 10. The event will be held on the Petoskey campus in the Student and Community Resource Center from 6-7:30 p.m. An "open house" format encourages attendees to drop in anytime during the event.
High school students and their parents can meet with representatives from more than 50 public and private colleges and universities from throughout the Midwest about higher education options, admission requirements, programs of study, costs of college, campus activities and residence life. Armed Forces representatives will also be available. A North Central financial aid advisor will be present to answer questions about federal financial aid for college. Representatives will also provide valuable information for current North Central students who plan to transfer to a four-year university for completion of a bachelor's degree. 
The program is offered to the community by North Central as a free service for students and families, with additional support from the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. 
Entrepreneurial Communities Conference set for Oct. 1&2
CEC Conference
Join other like-minded communities as we learn about programs and resources, share best practices and ideas, empower ourselves and others to assist entrepreneurs to grow our local communities at the annual Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Conference in Ludington. The conference is brought to you by Michigan State University Extension on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 1 & 2. Throughout this conference, you will have a chance to learn best practices from entrepreneurial professionals across the country. Breakout sessions will be held in downtown Ludington venues - all within walking distance. Tuesday evening includes a networking event where you can continue the conversation with colleagues from both rural and urban communities.
Conference registration includes breakout sessions, lunch, a networking event, and keynote speeches from local entrepreneurs. Registration is $100 until September 30.
Health Dept. offers October 17th immunization clinic in BC
Employees miss work when they're sick. Getting a yearly flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu and its potentially serious complications. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated by the end of October. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is offering a community immunization clinic on Thursday, October 17th at Boyne City Middle School from 4-6 p.m. We also offer worksite clinics for employers who have 25 people or more that want to get their flu shot/other immunizations. We accept most insurances and provide assistance to those who are under or uninsured. To schedule an appointment at a clinic, call 1-800-432-4121. To schedule a worksite clinic, call Yvonne Louiselle at 231-547-7603.
Fan mail: San Diegans enjoy Deer Lake Villas and Boyne City
My husband and I just returned from a week at the Deer Lake Villas of Boyne Mountain Resort and wanted to tell you that we truly enjoyed our visits to Boyne City. Your town is beautiful and clean and a joy to see.  Also, we wanted to tell you that you have one of the best small town newsletters we have seen. I am unsubscribing to the newsletter only because we no longer need to receive it.  This was our first trip to Michigan and it left us with great memories.
Thank you,
Barbara & John Lester
San Diego, CA
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    Boyne City man discovers 140-year-old shipwreck off Beaver Island - Story
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Cutting Edge Computers Cutting Edge Computers
Mike Willits, owner, and Courtney Willits, Office Manager
829 W. Main St. Suite H
Gaylord, MI 49735
(989) 448-0486
ABOUT US: We are a local family-owned business dedicated to bringing you the latest technology, protecting your privacy, and helping you grow into the future. We provide many different services: sales, repair. on-site, networking services, custom PC building, computer & network security services, data management services, security cameras, training services and more.
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POLICE OFFICER The City of Boyne City is seeking qualified applicants for a team-oriented Police Officer who desires to make the same positive impact in our community that our other officers are making. Applicants must be proficient at written and verbal communication and have excellent problem-solving skills. The selected applicant must be able to pass physical and psychological exams as well as an extensive background check. Must be M.C.O.L.E.S Certified or Certifiable. Competitive wage and benefit package available.  Boyne City, a community that is very supportive of the Police Department, is a growing, waterfront town with a population of approximately 3735. The Police Department offers excellent training opportunities and a desirable bike patrol program. More information about Boyne City is available at EOE. Submit letter of interest and resume to Chief Jeff Gaither, Boyne City Police Department, 319 N Lake St., Boyne City, MI 49712.

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

Long Road Distrillers - Part-time retail associate - Details.

The Max Car Wash in downtown Boyne City is looking for a mechanically inclined, possibly retired, person who likes to tinker and wants to set their own hours. Call or text Paul at 231-340-0562.
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
Avalanche Bay
Emergency service heroes get discount at Avalanche Bay Water Park in October
October is Hero Month at Avalanche Bay and they want to thank all of our real-life heroes. Avalanche Bay will provide discounts for individuals in emergency medical services, fire services, law enforcement and emergency management. 
Every weekend in October, Heroes enjoy a discounted rate of $25 per person for themselves and up to three family members. Tickets can be purchased at the door with a qualifying ID. More information.
Boyne Free Clinic fundraiser set for Saturday at Eagles
Free Clinic The Boyne Area Free Clinic invites local residents to attend a dinner/auction fundraiser and silent auction to benefit the clinic from 4-10 p.m.  Saturday, Sept. 28th at the Eagles Lodge, 106 River St. There will be local music, food and drink, including chicken cooked by the Boyne City Fire Department.   For further information, or to donate items for the silent auction, email or call Linda at 582-4605.
The Free Clinic is located at 624 State Street in Boyne City and is open on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Clinic board member Britta Cornell said, "If you are uninsured or underinsured, meaning you have not met your deductible, then we would love to have you come and see us, so we can help you with medical care and informational care as well. We have X-ray capability, ultrasound, and a dedicated staff headed by Dr. Richard Mansfield. Please come to our fundraiser and support a wonderful cause." The Free Clinic is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. Website.
Firefighters host country concert fund-raiser this Sunday
William Michael Morgan
William Michael Morgan
The Boyne City Firefighters Association is proud to present the 37th Annual  Country Music Spectacular featuring Michael William Morgan. This year's show will be held Sunday, September 29, at the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center, with shows at 3 and 6 p.m. 
Each year the country concert proceeds are used for updated advanced safety equipment and training for the Boyne City Fire Department. Past shows have helped replace shocks, front and rear springs, brakes, roll bars, lettering, striping, back end of  fire engine, light bars, a brand new grass fire truck and new additions to the fire house. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for reserved seating.
> TICKETS are available at the Boyne Chamber office, 115 S. Lake St. or by calling 231-225-0275.
Boyne Meets Broadway tickets on sale for Nov. 22-23
Boyne Meets Broadway Boyne Meets Broadway tickets are now on sale for performances on Friday & Saturday, Nov. 22-23. Seating begins at 5:30 with a fabulous meal provided by the Boyne City High School Hospitality Department starting at 6 pm. A 90-minute Broadway revue will begin around 7:30 followed by dessert and coffee in the Commons. 
Tickets are $25 per person, and this event always sells out. Checks can be made to BCHS Drama. You will not want to miss this incredible event showcasing 70 of our BCHS students.
> To purchase tickets, contact any cast member, contact the high school office at 231-439-8100 or come to the high school auditorium on Saturday mornings from 10 am to noon.
Belly dancing, Sound Bath Meditation sessions planned
balanced living BELLY DANCING, SEPT. 28 - Discover the art and fun of belly dancing in this belly dancing workshops with Lola Kennedy from 10:30 a.m. to noon at balanced living. The workshop touches on technique, building from the ground up and by the end of the workshop you will be shimmying across the room. Workshop includes warm-up, basic moves and techniques, plus relaxation. There is no choreography to memorize - you'll be guided to allow the music to mesmerize you while you enjoy this fun and empowering movement. Hip skirts are provided for use during the workshop.  Workshop fee is $20 if preregistered or $25 at the door. Advance registration is suggested as space is limited. No experience is necessary. FUTURE WORKSHOPS will be held at the same time on Saturdays, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9th.
SOUND BATH MEDITATION, OCT. 5 with Jackie Carson from 3-4 p.m. A Sound Bath Meditation is a gentle yet powerful experience for the mind, body and soul. While resting comfortably, a short guided meditation will prepare you to receive the healing vibrations of Tibetan and Crystal Singing Bowls, Chakra, Ocean and Native Drums, Gongs and Wind Chimes. Sound vibrations will wash over and through you - leading you to a deep physical and mental relaxation and meditative state. Dress comfortably and feel free to bring anything that will add to your comfort during this reclined or seated practice. Bolsters, meditation cushions, and blankets will be available for use at the studio. Contact Jackie @ with any questions. Cost of this Meditation is $15 and can be paid with cash or check at the door. Pre-registration is not required.
ALSO Reiki II Certification with Krista Laughlin - October 12th, 1-9 p.m.
Details on these and other classes are in balanced living's most recent newsletter.
Register for any workshop at the studio, at our sister store inspired living or online at For more information contact Leslie at (231) 675-9202 or

Pint & Paint planned for October 3rd at Stiggs Brewery
Pint _ Paint Stiggs Brewery's next "Pint and Paint" is scheduled for Thursday, October 3rd from 6 - 9 p.m. in the basement of the brewery. The theme is "Fall Pumpkins" with instruction by Cynthia Kujawski as participants will learn how to paint "still life." All materials are provided. Class fee is $25 including a glass of beer or wine. Profits will go to the Create Community Arts Center. Enrollment is limited to 14. Sign-up by calling Sue at 231-582-7567, email sue@shangrilahouse or mail a check to Susan Metzger, 05804 Lake Street, Boyne City MI 49712.
Lavender Hill Farm plans Fall Festival and Barn Dance Oct. 4th
Lavender Hill Farm will hold a Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday October 4. The festival includes a  Mini Barn Market, BYO Picnic, Make n' Takes, Lawn Games and more. There will also be a Watercolor Painting Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon ($49), a DIY Home Sign Workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. ($45), and Mini Photo Sessions ($95) from 5-7 p.m. Preregistration at is recommended for the workshops.
That evening, Lavender Hill will host a Square Dance Social and Workshop in their beautifully renovated events barn, rain or shine, for $10 per person. Join skilled caller Paul Williams for an evening of dancing, laughing and loads of fun. Guests of any and all skill levels are welcome to attend this family-friendly event. Learn the basics from 7-7:30 PM and show off your skills for the rest of the evening until 9:30. Bring your friends, family and dancing shoes and we will see you at the barn. Guests are welcome to visit our gift shop and picnic before the dance. Ages 8 & up are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult participant. Pre-registration is suggested. 
Lavender Hill Farm is located at 07354 Horton Bay Road North.
Skitoberfest celebrates the coming winter on Saturday, Oct. 5
Skitoberfest celebrates the coming winter with everything from ski gear, craft beer, food trucks, live music and performers, chairlift rides, bonfires, and more at Boyne Mountain on Saturday, October 5th. Whether you're 7 years old or 70, you'll find a fun activity to do, a delicious meal to eat, and a passion for all things winter - right before the first flakes fly at Boyne Mountain Resort. From inflatable bounce houses and segways, craft brews and tacos, pond pedaling and more - there's something for everyone at this year's Skitoberfest. Most events run from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, but there is a Pre-Party and and After Party at the Snowflake Lounge on Friday and Saturday nights. Here is the full schedule and details.
Zip of Terror will haunt you at Boyne Mountain starting Cct. 18
Zip of Terror
Dare to be spooked on a Zipline Adventure Tour in the dark at Boyne Mountain on the weekends of October 18-19 & 25-26. Frightening creatures are lurking in the woods and the trails lead zipliners through haunted scenes with all the gore you love about Halloween. Danger is abound for thrills of a peculiar nature. Can you handle the Zip of Terror?! Only one way to find out...bwahahahaha! 
    • Tours leave every 30 minutes from 7-11 p.m.
    • Only $69 in advance 
    • Must weigh 65+ lbs to participate
    • Not suitable for young children
    • Costume Crawl on Saturday, October 26 
    • Complimentary Wagon Rides
    • Nightly food and beverage specials
    • Details and reservations
Hemingway Portal
Young Hemingway Portal is in the works at Freshwater Gallery
Robin Lee Berry has a dream. She'd like to help create a North Country Hemingway Festival, possibly starting in 2022 and including Boyne City, Petoskey, Walloon Lake and Charlevoix. The idea started when she worked with local documentary filmmaker George Colburn, who asked her to write and perform the theme song for the "Young Hemingway and His Enduring Eden" film. Berry, local historian Ed May and Scott MacKenzie are now organizing a Young Hemingway Portal event for Saturday, October 5th.
A cast of local residents (in early 1900s period costume) will give short performances at 8 or 9 locations around the downtown area. At each location, tales of young Ernie's pre-World War I adventures in Boyne City - be they from gossip, hearsay or rumour - will be initiated by postman Scott McKenzie.
The event will begin at 12 Noon at Freshwater Art Gallery, 217 S Lake St., and is expected to last until 4 p.m.  You can start or stop touring at any location.  At 4:15, a social hour begins at Freshwater, hosted by the owners, Robin Lee Berry and her husband Tony Williams. 
> Anyone interested in playing the part of local citizens from the early 1900s, when young Hemingway fished, played and worked in the vicinity of  Boyne City, Horton Bay, Charlevoix and Petoskey, is invited to contact Berry at 231-582-2588 or via emial, Watch this newsletter for more details about this Oct. 5 event.
Camp Daggett
Camp Daggett Fall Festival  returns Sunday, October 5th
The Fall Festival is back at beautiful Camp Daggett on Sunday, October
6 from noon to 5:00 p.m. Enjoy activities like Pumpkin Painting/Stone Painting, Face Painting, Caramel Apples, Kids Crafts, Hay Rides, Live Music at the fire circle, Nature Hikes, Pontoon Boat Color Tour on Walloon Lake, Cider and Doughnuts in the main lodge. Hot dogs are available for $1. There is a $5 per carload entrance fee; please leave your pets at home. Directions are available at For more information, call 231-347-9742.
Eagles Hoedown
Eagles Hoedown set for Saturday night, Oct. 12
Everyone is invited to "strap on your booths and join us" for a Western hoedown at from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, October 12th the Boyne City Eagles Hall, 106 River Street. Admission is $5 with live music and hors d'oeuvres provided. The party is open to the public.

Friske Farm Market has fall festival fun next three Saturdays
Mark your calendar now for Friske Farm Market's three biggest events of the year. They are coming soon:
  Saturday, September 28 - Harvest Festival
  Saturday, October 5 - Fall Festival
  Saturday, October 12 - Apple Fest
You will enjoy food, fun, family and forever memories when you visit us during one of our amazing fall festivals. Each one, though unique in its own way, will have the following events to look forward to:  Pancake breakfast, special lunch menu featuring our fresh applewood smoked meats including BBQ ribs and pulled pork, apple cider donuts, pumpkin donuts, fresh pressed cider, caramel apples, U-pick apples, live music, tractor-drawn wagon tours of the orchard, face painting, giant apple slingshot, big apple balloon, kiddie corn maze, pumpkins for sale and more.
For more information visit and click on the Events tab.
Friske Farm Market is open Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm and don't forget our cafe is open Monday-Saturday 8am-3pm.
Logger Enrichment Organization plans "Hollywood Nights"
Hollywood Nights The Logger Enrichment Organization (LEO) is hosting a Hollywood Nights  event from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 9th. Join us for an evening of fun, to include dinner, live auction and silent auction in the Vienna Room at Boyne Mountain. Tickets are $25 per person. Call the school office to purchase tickets. All proceeds benefit the children at Boyne Falls Public School. The Logger Enrichment Organization is always looking for parent and community support to enhance the educational experiences at Boyne Falls School.
Humane Society hosting raffle for Maui vacation or $10k cash
Humane Society
Charlevoix Area Humane Society is again hosting their Big Ticket Raffle with a Maui Adventure vacation (or $10,000 cash) as the grand prize. The Maui vacation includes round-trip airfare, a seven-night stay in a garden-view or mountain-view one-room suite at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui and daily breakfast for two. Proceeds benefit the mission of the Charlevoix Area Humane Society; call 231-582-6774 to reserve your lucky number. Only 1000 tickets will be sold at $50 each. If fewer than 400 tickets are sold the raffle reverts to a 50/50. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec.13, at the Humane Society (need not be present to win). 
College luncheon lectures start Oct. 4
Where are the babies? Deaths outnumber births these days
Eric Guthrie
Eric Guthrie
North Central Michigan College's luncheon lecture series for the fall semester features a wide variety of topics including Michigan population demographics, addiction and tribal justice, the Bath school explosion, Petoskey High School Robotics, urban sustainability in India, fake news and kayaking Lake Superior.  Programs are held on Fridays in the Library Conference Room.  $12 includes lunch.  Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at noon.  Reservations are required. You must call 231-348-6600 or email  to make a reservation for each program in the series. Here are details on the first lecture:
October 4 - Where are the babies?  Twenty years ago, there were two births in our community for every death. Today, deaths outnumber births.  Many other major changes are taking place locally and statewide. If our community's destiny is tied to our demographics, we need to understand these changes and what they will mean for our future and our families. Eric Guthrie, state demographer in Michigan's Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives in the Department of Technology, Management & Budget, comes from Lansing with the numbers to show us how Michigan has changed and where we are likely headed.
BARREL BACK 04069 N M75,  Walloon Lake , (231) 535-6000. Open daily @ 8:30AM
WINTER SPECIALS and promotions beginning October 7th:
  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 Monday through Wednesday
  Frequent Diner punch cards. Purchase eight punches and receive a free meal. This year we will do an all-day card, not a separate lunch and dinner card.
  Signature Drink scratch-off tickets will return. The staff will make videos for the drink each week. This was very popular last year.
BC LANES & THE VENUE SPORTS BAR , 1199 S. M-75, Boyne City. (231) 582-6353.
Now open 7 days a week: Sunday 1-9PM, Mon-Thurs 3-10PM, Fri & Sat 3PM-12AM
FISH FRY - All you can eat fish fry on Fridays, $11.99 4-10PM,  served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR- $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft
Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM

BOYNE CELTIC SESSIOS will be held from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 6 and 20 on Sunday afternoons in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. We invite the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music - free admission. Anyone wishing to receive a PDF of the book we use to play our music is encouraged to contact Gaeyle at 231-883-7664. 

BOYNE CITY TAPROOM/PINE LAKE LODGE, 220 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 459-4487. 
FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m.:
Sept 27 - Yankee Station
Oct 4 - Sleeping Gypsies
Oct 11 - Jelly Rolls
Oct 18 - Marsupials

BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 26 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Sept. 27 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, Sept. 28 - Under The Moon
Friday, October 4th - Pistil Whips
Saturday, October 5th (Skitoberfest) - Charlie Reager
Friday, October 11th - Zeke Clemons
Saturday, October 12th - Chris Calleja
Friday, October 18th - The Shifties
Saturday, October 19th - Sean Bielby
Saturday, October 26th - Pistil Whips
*October 26th is our Costume Crawl We will have 5 locations to crawl to and a costume contest at the Snowflake afterwards.


 CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Americano breakfast special - 2 eggs your way, herbed potatoes, toast and jam, and a beverage for $7. Monday through Friday, 8am-11am.
World of Waffles continues through September 29th. The waffle menu changes weekly with up to 10 varieties of Belgian or Liege waffles offered every day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
> Mondays, 6-9 p.m starting Sept. 30th.: Nathan Bates performs and $5 pizza special resumes.
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:   September 27th - The Shifties. October 4th - Nelson Olstrom, 11th - Under the Moon, 18th - Chris Koury, 25th - Sean Bielby.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m .:   September 28th - Pete Kehoe. October 5th - Blake Elliot, 12th - Ben Overbeek, 19th - Pete Kehoe, 26th - Halloween Tomfoolery featuring A Brighter Bloom.
Laith Al-Saadi
Laith Al-Saadi
 FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588. "Blue Mondays" open mike night from 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 5) on the second and fourth Mondays this fall, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen. Fall gallery hours are 10am-6pm, except Sundays 12-4.
Oct. 12 - Laith Al-Saadi opens Freshwater's winter concert season. In 2016, Al-Saadi won America's hearts and a spot in the finale of NBC's "The Voice." For over 25 years, he's been a staple of the Michigan music scene. Now he's bringing his authentic blend of blues, soul and classic rock to Freshwater Gallery in Boyne City on Saturday, October 12th.  Laith Al-Saadi has always had the perfect combination of Midwestern hustle and incredible musical chops - honed at the University of Michigan school of music in his hometown of Ann Arbor, and on stages across the country working with legends like Taj Mahal, Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, Son Seals, Gregg Allman, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Paul Rodgers and recently opened for Bob Seger on his farewell tour in January, 2019. Website. Tickets are $35 in advance, call (231) 582-2588.
GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets, visit, or call 231.439.2601. 
> Sunday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m. - Great Lakes Conservatory Showcase featuring Indiana University Jacobs School Of Music at 4 p.m. Performing opera arias to art songs, a group of vocalists perform music reflecting future Metropolitan Opera stars.
> Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30p.m. - Blissfest Presents: An Evening With Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul And Mary) - Legendary singer and songwriter Peter Yarrow merges his talent as a performer and community activist in a dynamic concert celebrating the caring nature of humanity.

LAKE STREET PUB , 202 S. Lake St., Boyne City,  (231) 497- 6031.
> Pub Time - Monday thru Friday, 3-6pm. En joy $1 off Cocktails, Craft Beer & Wine.  $2 Draught Domestics,  $12 Bucket of Domestic Bottles - 1/2 dozen on ice,  $1 Each- Ice Cold Peel & Eat Shrimp.
> Masterminds Trivia with Matt Hall every Wednesday, 7-9pm, teams of 1-8 people. Prizes for each week's winners, (sorry, may not to be used on the night won): 1st - $50 Gift Certificate, 2nd - $25 Gift Certificate, 3rd - $15 Gift Certificate
> 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.
  October 30 - Halloween Trivia, (Wear your Halloween Costume!)
  November 27- 80's Trivia, (Wear your fun 80's gear, stay for an 80's dance party!)
  December 18- Holiday Trivia, (Ugly Sweater Party!)
LAVENDER HILL FARM - 7354 Horton Bay Road North, Boyne City,  231-582-3784.  
The Farm will host a Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday October 4,  including a  Mini Barn Market, BYO Picnic, Make n' Takes, Lawn Games and more. There will also be a Watercolor Painting Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon ($49), a DIY Home Sign Workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. ($45), and Mini Photo Sessions ($95) from 5-7 p.m., and a Square Dance Social and Workshop from 7-9:30 p.m. in their beautifully renovated events barn, rain or shine, for $10 per person. Preregistration at is recommended for the workshops.   

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

Stiggtoberfest  STIGGS BREWERY & KITCHEN, 112 S. Park St., Boyne City,  (231) 497-6100
> EUCHRE MONDAYS - 6 p.m. Top two weekly winners get prizes, half off Euchre Pilsner from Arbor Brewing Co.
LIVE MUSIC & events at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, Sept. 27 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Sept. 28 - The Real Ingredients
Thursday, Oct. 3 - Pint & Paint, 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 4 - Jeff Pagel
Saturday, Oct. 5 - Chris Koury
Thursday, Oct. 10 - Burger, Beer & Blues Night - $10 for burger, beer and Blair Miller
Friday, Oct. 11 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Oct. 12 - Stiggtoberbest, 3 p.m. S ome delicious beer selections and a special food menu for the day. We will have live music by local artists Eric VanHorn, Under the Moon and The Lavender Lions. The Boyne City Fire Dept will be joining us to perform a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, play games and host rides in their antique fire truck and tall ladder truck. Bring the kids for some outdoor games and the good ol' bouncy house. Video at the Fire Dept.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 - Open Mic Night with Nelson Olstrom
Friday, Oct. 18 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, Oct. 19 - Something Great
Wednesday, Oct. 23 - Day of the Dead Beer Dinner - Details.
Friday, Oct. 25 - Under The Moon
Saturday, Oct. 26 - Sydni K
Farmers Market FINAL WEDNESDAY MARKET- Next Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, will  be the last Wednesday outdoor Boyne City Farmers Market for the season. It will still be outside in Veterans Park on Saturday, Oct. 5th  and 12th, moving indoors to the lobby of Boyne City Hall on Saturday, Oct.19th. This Saturday, Sept. 28th, the market relocates to downtown Boyne City for the Harvest Festival.

Water Street Cafe SOUP AND SANDWICH - Water Street Cafe is offering a new lunch special - soup and sandwich for $8, including the soup of the day and a half sandwich. It's a quick and easy lunch for local businesses, schools or anyone who wants a sandwich and soup on these colder fall days. The cafe will deliver on orders of $50 or more and $10 or more on the 100 block of Water Street. We look forward to seeing you all for breakfast and lunch. The Cafe is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
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 October 4th and the first Friday of every month. The coffee is courtesy of the superintendent, and this Coffee Talk will be held at the Boyne City Bakery . 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.

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
Boomer Women Travel 2 SPOTS LEFT FOR ITALY - Boomer Women Travel has two spots open for their trip to the Amalfi Coast October 12-20. Don't miss this girlfriend trip of a lifetime. Click here for details. Call or email Sue Barenholtz with questions - or 602-677-1953.

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

Garden Club BOYNE VALLEY GARDEN CLUB meets this month on Thursday, September 26 in the Boyne District Library's Community Room to "reflect on our gardens." Join this fun group ahead of the meeting for refreshments and social time beginning at 12:30pm. The 1pm meeting will be a discussion highlighting the challenges and successes of our community and individual gardens.
Lifetree Cafe
A STORY OF HOPE FROM RWANDA will be explored through a film featuring Rwandan John Gasangwa at Lifetree Café on Potluck Sunday, Sept. 29. Bring a dish to share at 5:30. Program begins at 6:30. "John Gasangwa survived the horrors of starvation and war in part because he made a promise: If he finished his education, he'd serve his people," says Lifetree Café representative Craig Cable. "That promise gave John purpose. A reason to live. We'll hear his story and then see what we can learn about hope and purpose."
> Lifetree Café is in the First Presbyterian Church, 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. Use the Pine St. entrance. It is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions may be directed to Julie Hasse at 231-582-7983 or
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE144 sq. ft. of office space with 242 sq. ft. reception area.  Located in a beautiful downtown building, prime location right on Water Street across from Red Mesa. $ 750/month includes all utilities, internet, snow removal, and cleaning.  Call 231-582-2252.
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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