19 businesses offer tasty treats and specials for Chocolate Covered Boyne Friday & Saturday
Chocolate Boyne There are many reasons to spend the day in Boyne City, but nothing as sweet as chocolate indulgences throughout downtown. Chocolate Covered Boyne is your chance to experience chocolate treats and good deals at 19 participating businesses on February 14 & 15 during regular store hours, in celebration of Valentine's Day. This event is a great way to chase away the winter blues and indulge in delectable creations, all conveniently located in downtown Boyne City.  The event culminates in a CHOCOLATE DESSERT CONTEST from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Boyne City High School Hospitality Program classroom in the downtown Education Center building across the street from the library. Enter through the door on Main Street. This "tasty" competition, hosted by last year's winner, the Hospitality Class, is open to the public. Be a part of the action as our guest judges sample desserts prepared by local restaurants.  Dessert tasting will be free and the Hospitality students will have lunches available for purchase. There will be a judges' award and people's choice award, and the winners take home a trophy and chocolate bragging rights. 
> Dessert Contest entrants:  BCHS Hospitality Class (3 teams), Lake Street Pub, Cafe Sante, Sunnyside, Stiggs, Red Mesa Grill and Boyne City Tap Room.
> PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES are listed below. Click here to see details of what they're offering on a one-page flier you can print. 
52 Weekends
Alpine Chocolate Haus
Boyne Arts Gallery
Boyne City Farmers Market
Boyne City Taproom
Boyne Trading Co.
Challenge Mountain Resale
Coldwell Banker
Country Now & Then/Up the Lazy River
Forgotten Treasures Consignment
Freshwater Gallery
Kilwin's Boyne City
Lake Street Pub
Long Road Distillers
Mary's of Boyne
Outdoor Beerdsman
Red Brick Salon
Red Mesa Grill

Speaker to discuss workplace wellness
Grub Club luncheon debuts March 26th at Boyne Mountain
Grub Club The Boyne Chamber's new Grub Club luncheon will make its debut on Thursday, March 26th, 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.
Timothy Amborski
Timothy Amborski
Timothy Amborski, family nurse practitioner, has over 14 years of medical experience and practices at McLaren Northern Michigan Family Medicine, located at 820 Arlington Avenue in Petoskey. Timothy started his nursing career at McLaren Northern Michigan in 2004 after attending North Central Michigan College. He began in the Medical Oncology Department and then completed the proper training and education to be a SWAT nurse, providing critical care to hospital patients. After working for the hospital for 7 years, Timothy realized he wanted to continue his education and started his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Ferris State University. When he only had two terms left at Ferris he decided to go to graduate school. 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.
Pat O_Brien

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Little League
Boyne City Little League
Becky Palmiter
P.O. Box 56
Boyne City, MI 49712
(231) 675-0683
ABOUT US: Boyne City Little League provides softball and baseball to youth in Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Advance, Horton Bay and Walloon Lake. Our local L ittle League is a non-profit organization that has strived for over 50 years to provide children with the skills of teamwork, good sportsmanship and fundamentals of baseball and softball. The sportsmanship and team skills learned are used throughout a child's life. 
Here are some important dates:
Feb. 22 - First day of registration at Boyne District Library, 10 a.m.
March 3 - Registration at Boyne City Hall Community Room, 5 pm.
March 7 - Registration at Boyne City Middle School, 9 a.m.
March 12 - Last day of registration at Boyne District Library, 6:30 p.m.
April 25 - Opening Day at Boyne City High School, 9 a.m.

Band Jordan Valley Community Band
Becky Palmiter
00645 Pleasant Valley Road
Boyne City, MI 49712
(231) 675-0543
Facebook Page
ABOUT US: The Jordan Valley Community Band provides opportunities for local musicians to play concert band music after high school. Rehearsals are held on Thursday nights from 7-9pm at East Jordan High School. Our 30th Anniversary Spring Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at East Jordan High School.
Kurt Wangeman
Wangeman & Associates
Kurt Wangeman, Owner
Rockford, MI 49341
(616) 540-2580
ABOUT US: Locally owned, providing cleaning products to residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Boyne Area and all of Greater Northern Michigan.
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 from service organizations and local eateries. Signed up so far are Challenge Mountain, Boyne Valley Lions, and Sunnyside restaurant. Any interested businesses or organizations should call the chamber at 231-582-6222.
> Here are details on sponsorships, and you can sign up by emailing 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
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
Vineyard to host Chamber business networking on Feb. 20th
Off the clock Boyne Valley Vineyards will host the Boyne Area Chamber's "Off The Clock" business networking social from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 20th. The vineyard is located just south of Petoskey at 5325 US 131 North, Boyne Falls. 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, and wine tasting will be featured.
At the Chamber's recent Awards Gala, Boyne Valley Vineyards was given the Rising Star Award, recognizing a new business that "has brought something new, stimulating and valuable to the community." The business is a family-owned and operated winery focused on the production of local cold hardy wines. Since 2016, owners Tom and Christi Mahaney have planted nearly 3,000 grape vines at their 14-acre Boyne City-area site as well as at the 25-acre property along U.S. 131 where the tasting room opened a few months ago. Tasting Room hours are 12-6 p.m. daily, closed on Tuesday.

Mark your calendar for future Off The Clock business networking from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted:
  • February 20th - Boyne Valley Vineyards, 5325 US 131 North, Boyne Falls
  • March 19th - Lynda's Real Estate Service, 27 S Lake St., Boyne City
  • April 16th - Catt Development, Edward Jones, and Boyne City Massage & Wellness, 1 Water Street, Boyne City
  • May 20th - Regional Business After Hours, hosted by East Jordan Chamber, location to be announced, 5:30-8 p.m.
Red Brick Salon welcomes Kim Ray!
Kim Ray
Kim Ray
Kim has 30+ years of experience and is available for walk-ins, same-day appointments, and scheduled appointments during our hours of operation: Monday 12-8pm, Tuesday & Friday 9am-4pm, Thursday 9am-8pm and Saturdays 8:30am-1pm.
Kim is offering a free haircut with any color service through Saturday, February 15th. Just mention you've read this in the chamber newsletter. Call now to experience a new look for the new year with Kim!

Valentine's Gift Certificates - $100 Pre-Paid Certificates for $75!
...And 25% off any of your favorite Paul Mitchell take-home items.
Red Brick Salon

500 N Lake St, Suite C, Boyne City
Help wanted? Chamber website job listings gets plenty of action
Jobs Does your business or organization need to hire or replace employees? Listing available jobs on the chamber website is a free benefit for members. It's easy to use and job openings get plenty of exposure because they are also listed in our newsletter with a link to the detailed job description on the Jobs page. For example, in a recent newsletter, Great Lakes Energy listed an opening for a Communications Specialist and that job was clicked on by 48 people. Northern Michigan Escapes' listing for a Reservations Manager had 34 clicks, Sunnyside restaurant's listing for servers had 17 clicks, and Jordan Valley Outfitters' opening for Winter River Guides had 8 clicks.
To list your organization's job opening, log in to the chamber website, click on "Jobs" in the left-side menu (as shown above), then click "Add a new job posting." If you need assistance with your log-in, email
Main Street board
New board Main Street welcomes two new board members: Bob Grove and Anna Burkhart
Boyne City Main Street is pleased to welcome two new Main Street Board members, pictured at right, Anna Burkhart and Bob Grove. Burkhart owns Forgotten Treasures consignment/resale store and Grove owns the Dilworth Hotel. ABOVE, joining our two newest membersare, from left, our other board members: Patti Gabos, Pat Little, Rob Swartz, Michelle Cortright, Mike Cain, and Jodie Adams. Missing is Becky Harris.

Leadership class seeks funding help to build Riding Sensory Trail as this year's community service project
Leadership The 2020 Leadership Charlevoix County Class will be building a Riding Sensory Trail for Northern Michigan Equine Therapy as this year's Community Service Project. 
This sensory riding trail will consist of a rich learning environment of woodland paths that consist of slopes, turns, varied footing, natural sights and sounds, and man-made activity stations. This integrated environment will challenge clients' balance, stimulate their senses, and encourage reaching therapeutic goals. Activity stations will be therapeutic stopping points along the trail that will offer clients the opportunity to see, hear, smell, touch, and talk about the items they encounter.  This trail will give all the clients at NMET an option to get out of the arena and onto the trail to participate in therapeutic activities.
The leadership class will complete all phases of the project from marketing and fundraising to actually building the trail. Because the programs offered by NMET are considered "alternative," their services are not covered by health insurance. All costs to clients are out of pocket or by scholarship funds raised by NMET.
The leadership class needs help to fund this great project. They hope that local businesses will become community partners and help make this project a reality. Here is more information on $250 and $500 sponsor opportunities.
> To become a sponsor or learn more, contact class member and fund-raising committee member Kim Akin by email at or by phone at 231-582-6222.
Free rides available to medical appointments outside the county
Bus Charlevoix County Commission on Aging and Charlevoix County Public Transit are teaming up to offer free medical transportation to those age 60 and over. Beginning this week, seniors can call County Transit to schedule medical appointments outside of Charlevoix County. As always, trips are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please provide at least 7-10 days notice (if possible) to allow time for scheduling. For more information or to schedule a ride, call 231-582-6900. News-Review story.
Mushroom Festival sponsor details listed; Deadline is March 1
Mushroom Festival Sponsorship letter: Celebrating Morels for 60 Years:
Every spring hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the state, country and world travel to small-town Boyne City, Michigan seeking and celebrating the marvelous morel mushroom. Found in the woods of beautiful northern Michigan, the elusive morel is savored by those lucky enough to find this delectable treat. The NATIONAL Morel Mushroom Festival features morel hunts, tastings, seminars, live entertainment, a craft show and more from May 14-17.
The Festival is a 501(c)(5) organization and prides itself in giving back to the community. Festival proceeds go to college scholarships awarded to Charlevoix County high school students. As a nonprofit, the festival runs entirely on donations, volunteers and, most importantly, sponsors. The current sponsorship levels are:
Gold: "The Motherload" $3,000
Silver: "Elusive Morel" $1,000
Bronze: "Zoomin' Shroom" $500
Star: "Fun-gi" $250
Patron: "Trillium" $100
Full sponsorship details. The benefits are available if the sponsorship is received prior to the festival print deadline of March 1, 2020.  Please call or email with any questions. Donations can be made to the National Morel Mushroom Festival and mailed to PO Box 184, Boyne City, MI 49712. Thank you for your consideration, and we hope you and your family visit us to experience this unique northern Michigan event celebrating its 60th anniversary year.
Jessica White-Belford, Sponsorship Coordinator 
Ph: 231.675.3387
Paint the Town Red seeks sponsor support for May 2nd event
Paint the Town
From the Boyne City Booster Foundation: 
We are pleased to announce the Boyne City Booster Foundation's 10th annual "Paint the Town Red" night. This spectacular event will be held on Saturday, May 2, at Boyne Mountain Resort's Civic Center. 
Your support of "Paint the Town Red" is vital to the success of our school programs. Proceeds from this community event will provide funding for programs and activities in the Arts, Athletics and Academics for the students of Boyne City Public Schools. Working collectively, we were able to grant $53,000 in requests last year providing a variety of opportunities, experiences, equipment, and innovation for our children. 
The Boyne City Booster Foundation would welcome your support this year as a sponsor for this amazing event. For your donation, you will receive sponsor recognition, tickets to the event, and a variety of rewards based on your level of contribution. Please review this sponsorship information. We hope that you will find a level that suits your business needs. 
We hope that we can count on you to partner with us to make this "Paint the Town Red" the best one ever. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sheri Fitzpatrick, 231.675.0359,  (corrected email from last week).
> Event tickets are $60, available at Lynda's Real Estate Service, 27 S. Lake St., and State Farm Insurance, 219 S. Lake St.
North Central signs transfer agreements with 25 colleges
NCMC Transferring to a four-year college or university from  North Central Michigan College  will now be even simpler thanks to new transfer agreements signed with 25 Michigan colleges and universities.
"This will benefit our students tremendously," said Dr. David Roland Finley, president of North Central.  "The percentage of North Central students who transfer to a four-year institution has increased over the past five years to approximately 30 percent.  This agreement will ensure their seamless transfer for completion of a bachelor's degree, making it easier for them to reach their academic goals.  We believe students get their best start at North Central, and our region - and the entire Tip of the Mitt - benefits as a result."
Transfer agreements will allow North Central students to transfer more credits to four-year schools in the areas of biology, business, criminal justice and psychology. The new agreements specify major-specific courses that students should complete while enrolled at North Central that are common across all institutions in Michigan.  The identification of these courses makes it easier for students to complete essential courses before deciding where to transfer.
North Central  advisors  now have details available for students about which courses they should complete and how those courses apply to degree programs at the participating universities. 
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> EXPLORE CAREERS IN NURSING & PUBLIC SAFETY - North Central Michigan College will host a Discovery Day career-exploration event on Friday, February 21, in the Health Education and Science Center on the Petoskey campus. The event will focus on careers in nursing and public safety, with the goal of helping students discover whether a career in those fields suits their interests, plus the education and preparation necessary to secure employment. The hands-on, free event will feature break-out sessions led by North Central faculty, and a question-and-answer session with North Central students will provide helpful information about the education required. Lunch will be provided. Discovery Days are open to high school juniors and older. Pre-registration is required, and attendance is limited to 30 people per track (nursing or criminal justice/emergency medical technician/firefighting).
Rotary plans monthly open meeting Monday at Cafe Sante
Rotary The Boyne City Rotary Club will hold an "open meeting" at 6 p.m. Monday, February 17, at Cafe Sante. The public is invited to attend and learn how Rotary contributes to the Boyne community and how our service projects benefit people around the world. This meeting will take the place of the usual weekly meeting held at 7 a.m. on the first, second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Boyne District Library Community Room. The club holds their evening open meeting once a month, on the third Monday.
Kiersten's Ride sponsors two-day suicide prevention training
ASIST Kiersten's Ride, a 501(c)3 suicide prevention nonprofit organization, is sponsoring a two-day workshop in suicide intervention skills. The ASIST  (Applied Suicide Intervention Training) will be held from 8:15am-4:30pm Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10, at the United Methodist Church, 201 4th St., East Jordan, sponsored by the East Jordan Family Health Center.  To register, email your name, cell #, role in community and county you live in to . Flyer with details. Learn more about ASIST and see the evidence at Kiersten's Ride Facebook page Questions? Call Lisa 231-675-5047.
Out of town for the winter? 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
   Sensor alerts Villa de Charlevoix homeowner to unauthorized guest - Story

   Boyne Valley board appoints committee to negotiate EMS contract - Story

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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 These jobs are all listed on the Jobs page now:

Manufacturing/Production Team Member at Classic Instruments, LLC - Details
Dockhand at Tommy's Slalom Shop/Walloon Lake Village Marina - Details
Construction Project Manager for Northern Homes CDC - Details
Dishwasher/Kitchen Prep at Lake Street Pub - Details
Customer Service at Alpine Chocolat Haus in Boyne City - Details
Receptionist / Marketing Coordinator / Executive Assistant for Van Dam Custom Boats - Details
Communications Specialist at Great Lakes Energy - Details
Reservations Manager at Northern Michigan Escapes - Details
Marketing Coordinator at Bear River Health - Details
Servers at Sunnyside restaurant - Details
Winter River Rafting Guide at Jordan Valley Outfitters - Details.
> April 4th Northern Michigan Hiring Event in Gaylord - Details and registration.
Lavender Hill Lavender Hill Farm releases concert schedule
Lavender Hill Farm has released its concert schedule for Summer 2020. Season passes go on sale at noon February 24th and individual show tickets go on sale at noon April 3rd. The Series at Lavender Hill Farm is a live music concert series held in our beautifully renovated, multi-use barn starring some of the best talent from across the United States and beyond. The bands are carefully selected to uniquely represent a wide array of music styles and bring  unexpected variety to Northern Michigan. Guests arrive early and enjoy picnicking with friends on our lawn overlooking fields of lavender. Our venue, built in 1920, has been skillfully adapted with historical theater seating, lighting, sound and stage. 
Visit our website for more information about bands, season passes and tickets. Learn about the musicians.
BC Hardware's Feb. 15th Chili Cook-Off benefits Kiersten's Ride
chili cook off Stop in and warm up with chili made by Boyne City Hardware employees and vote for your favorite at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. All proceeds from the 3rd Annual Employee Chili Cook Off will go to Kiersten's Ride, and Boyne City Hardware will match the final dollar amount. Suggested donation is $5.
Kiersten's Ride is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing help, hope, and healing through suicide prevention programs in Northern Lower Michigan. 
Store Mascot Miles is also hosting a hot chocolate and coffee stand with proceeds going to the fundraiser.
Past beneficiaries of the Chili Cook Off include Charlevoix Area Humane Society and Boyne Area Free Clinic.
Long Road Long Road Distillery plans Valentine's Day Chocolate & Spirits tasting
Treat your Valentine (and yourself) to a Cocktail, Chocolate and Spirits tasting with Long Road Distillers and Mokaya Chocolate Boutique at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14th. Belly up to Long Road's tasting bar, and be guided through the flavors of four unique pairings. Each pairing will include a splash of spirit, a sample of cocktail and a hand-crafted Mokaya chocolate made with Long Road spirits. Online tickets are $50 per couple. Long Road Distillers is located at 118 Water Street, Boyne City.
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. 
> Reserved seat tickets are available at Patron seats are $15 and general priced seats are $10.
Celebrate the small stuff at library on Valentine's Day
Boyne District Library events:
Friday, February 14th 
11:30am-1pm Tiny Fest
Celebrate the small stuff. Make tiny food, tiny crafts, and more.
Hang out at the library after a tiny half-day of school. Ages 10-18.
Thursday, February 20th 
4-6 pm LEGO Jam
Blizzard O' Bricks. Trudge through the avalanche of COOL Library LEGOS. Ages 5-10.
Friday, February 21st 
5:30-8:30pm Friends Film Series: The Big Sick, R, 2017, Drama/Romance.
Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her. Admission is free. Snacks provided for small donation. 
UPCOMING Leapin' Lizards on February 29th with Raven Hill (News-Review story). Family Dinner Book Club starts in March and Craft Supplies Swap Meet on March 14th. 
> More info on all events at , phone  231-582-7861.
Sommerset Pointe offers TGIFish Fry or Valentine's dinner
Sommerset Pointe is offering a special Valentine's Dinner as well as their regular T.G.I. Fish Fry this Friday night. The Fish Fry is all you can eat and is served with French fries and cole slaw for just $17. Other options on the menu are Parsnitp Bisque and Caesar Salad.
Valentine's Dinner for $50 - The first course is Parsnip Bisque, followed by Caesar Salad and an entree of Steak Poivre, with chocolate Pot de Creme for dessert. Details.
> For reservations , call 231-582-9900 or email
Unique workshops coming to balanced living this month
balanced living Balanced living yoga studio is hosting a number of unique workshops and classes this month. For details and registration, visit their website events page.
Belly Dancing Workshops with Lola Kennedy, 10:30 - noon, $25 if pre-registered/$30 at the door. These will be held on Saturdays, Feb. 15, March 14 and April 11.
Crystal Immersion Workshop Series with Jaime Brandt,  Saturday, February 22nd, two hours, $25. Intro to Crystal Healing, Cleansing Crystals, Programming Crystals/Meditation.
  Saturday, February 29th, two hours, $25. Crystal Grids, Arrays, Altars. Crystal Elixirs/Essences. 
  Saturday, March 7th, two hours, $25. Crystals and Chakras, Crystal Body Layouts.
  Saturday, March 14th, 90 minutes, $20. Crystal Meditation.
Tarot returns to balanced living - On Tuesday afternoons, Danielle Kimble offers her talents, beginning at the apprentice level rate, temporarily, of $10 per person. Walk-ins welcome, but pre-registration on our website is suggested. Danielle will be chucking cards from 4 - 6 p.m. with five back-to-back 10-minute reads. All reads will be 10 minutes until further notice. Danielle has been reading professionally and privately since 2012.

A great space for events, dinners, parties in downtown Boyne
Pine Lake Lodge Looking for a space for an event? Let us help you. Pine Lake Lodge is an event space in the heart of downtown Boyne City. The lodge is rustic and full of character with historic brick walls bordering a large open space that overlooks downtown Boyne City and Lake Charlevoix. Pine Lake Lodge offers space for events such as group dinners and parties, non-profit fundraiser events, business meetings, rehearsal dinners and more. It's a spacious area with seating for 75 people. During the summer, take advantage of the large balcony for additional event space. Our large catering menu provides a variety of meal choices as well as a full-service bar for your event. No facility charge for local non-profit groups and community events. Call 231.675.3306 or email to reserve your dates.
Walloon Winterfest features indoor & outdoor fun on Feb. 22
Winterfest The Village of Walloon Lake is hosting the 3rd Annual Walloon Winterfest on Saturday, February 22nd, from 1-4 p.m. The event will take place at Barrel Back Restaurant, The Village Green Park, and Tommy's Walloon. 
Winterfest is a family-friendly event, with indoor and outdoor activities for kids of all ages. There will be complimentary ice skate rentals in a variety of sizes, and free skating at the ice rink in the Village Green Park. Snowshoe and cross-country skis are available for rental at Tommy's to explore local hiking trails, weather permitting. Warm up inside with a complimentary Hot Chocolate Bar.
The Petoskey Snowmobile Club will be holding their 2nd Annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride beginning at their clubhouse, 4172 Evergreen Trail, Petoskey. It will end at Barrel Back Restaurant with the snowmobiles showcased on the lake. Gas is available at the Blue Facilities Building and snowmobile parking is available for the event. Enjoy free bean soup at the bean pot while enjoying the vintage snowmobiles.
Explore local breweries & wineries, located in Tommy's, featuring eight local beer, wine, cider, and liquor companies. Drink tickets can be purchased from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy Barrel Back food and drink specials, including an extended Happy Hour from 1-6 p.m.
Giveaway prize drawings will be held every hour on the hour, with the grand prize a two-night stay at Hotel Walloon to be given away at 4 p.m. (Must be present to win.)
> Thank you to our sponsors: Hotel Walloon, Barrel Back, Tommy's, The Walloon Lake Inn, and The Petoskey Snowmobile Club.
Hotel offers specials for military and emergency responders
Hotel Walloon Hotel Walloon would like to formally express its appreciation to all military personnel and emergency responders (firefighters, EMS, law enforcement and gold star families) by inviting them to stay at Hotel Walloon. For the month of March, the hotel is offering a special promotion to purchase one night's stay with us and receive the second night free, compliments of the Hotel. Must book two consecutive nights and show valid form of military ID or emergency responder ID upon check in. Website. Phone 231-535-5000.
Vendor apps available for summer market, Food Truck Rally
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 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.
Food truck rally MARKET MUSIC is sponsored by Grain Train and Blissfest.
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.
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Senior Centers celebrate Valentine's Day and Fat Tuesday
Senior Center Come Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Charlevoix County senior centers, including the Boyne Area Senior Center, on February 14th. We have a special meal and activities planned.
A new celebration this year is our Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday Meal and Day. Join us February 25th for some fun. On Ash Wednesday, February 26th, we will have a meal for everyone's Lent needs. Every Friday we have a fish alternative, too.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT - We have updated times for our Caregiver Support Groups available at our County Senior Centers. All caregivers are welcome, as we know our professional caregivers need support too. The Boyne session is held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month in the conference room.
STROKE PROGRAM - The Senior Centers are having special educational programs, including a Stroke presentation from Munson Healthcare at 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 19th. Programs on Heart Health and a Medicare Workshop will be announced soon. 
> Here is the February calendar for the Boyne Senior Center. We also encourage you to like our Facebook Page, read our Senior Hi-Lites newsletter and check out the Commission on Aging website
> The County Commission on Aging has some new information that will be available at all of our area Chambers of Commerce. Stop in and pick up our three new information cards and share them with your friends and family.
College lectures on The Blues, Edmund Fitzgerald and Africa
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.
February 14 - The Blues. A musical genre that began in the Deep South in the 19 th century has grown to influence just about every type of modern music.  Attorney Stuart Fenton was such a big fan that he hosted a weekly four-hour blues show on a Kalamazoo radio station for several years. He will give us a brief overview of some of the most influential blues artists from the very beginning through the modern era.  
February 21 - S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald. 
> Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 or email to reserve your place for each presentation. Cost is $12. Details on all the lectures.
FEB. 18 LECTURE ON 3 AFRICAN NATIONS -  North Central will host an international lecture examining three diverse African nations on Tuesday, February 18, at 6:30 p.m. in room 312 of the Health Education and Science Center on the Petoskey campus. The lecture, titled "Journey to Africa," will be presented by Larry Cummings, North Central history professor. This lecture is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Details.
Conservation District hosts Gaudy Giggles Paint Parties
Gaudy giggles Unlock or discover your inner artist with lots of giggles and friends.  Gaudy Giggles will now be hosting paint parties for kids and (private) Paint & Sip parties for adults in the Charlevoix Conservation District Community Room. Paint Parties for kids will occur every Saturday morning in the District's Community Room, 303 North St., in Boyne City (corner of North & East streets) beginning at 9:45 a.m. The cost is $20 per child. 
How to Register: You can also find this event on the District Facebook Page, or more directly through "Gaudy Giggles" Facebook Page. Just hit the "Going" tab to sign up. Or contact our office at 231-582-6193.  For more information on these parties for youth and adults, contact Jennifer Barratt, owner of Gaudy Giggles at 231-487-0828 or
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.:
Mondays: February 17th - Ben Overbeek, 24th - Sean Bielbry.
Tuesdays: February 18th - Phillip McLellan, 25th - Holly Keller.
Wednesdays: Pete Kehoe through February.
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 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM,  $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft.
LIVE MUSIC, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight on Saturdays:
February 15th - Gibson Seal
February 22nd  - Tribe Of Chiefs
February 29th - Derailed
BOYNE CELTIC SESSION will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, February 16th, in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. We invite the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music - free admission 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.
* FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m. on the following date:
Feb. 28 - 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, 8-11 pm unless noted
Thursday, Feb. 13 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Feb. 14 - Sean Bielby
Thursday, Feb. 20 - Eric Jaqua
Friday, Feb. 21 - Michelle Chenard
Thursday, Feb. 27 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Feb. 28 - Holly Keller
Stein Erickson's Family Party
Every Saturday thru Feb. 22 - DJ Roger Coates 
Snowflake Lounge
Saturday, Feb. 15 - Pistil Whips, 4-7
Sunday, Feb. 16 - Sean Bielby, 4-7 and Tim Sato 9p-1a
Wednesday, Feb. 19 -   Charlie Reager
Saturday, Feb. 22 - Real Ingredients, 4-7
Wed., Feb. 26 - Zeke Clemons, 8-11
Saturday, Feb. 29 - Pistil Whips, 3-7
Snowflake Lounge, 8 p.m. -1 a.m.
DJs on Fridays and Saturdays
Mountain Express, 12-4 p.m. - DJs  on Saturdays plus Sunday, Feb. 16.
BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS, 5325 US 131 N,  Boyne Falls,  (231) 373-2090.
Friday, Feb 14th - Valentine's Day Extended Hours - Open 12-9 p.m. Come share a s'more with your sweety.
Saturday, Feb. 15th - Chris Calleja (1:30-5:30)
Thursday, Feb. 20th - Boyne Area Chamber "Off The Clock" (5:30-7:30)
Saturday, Feb. 22nd - Michelle Chenard (2:30-5:30)
Saturday, Feb. 29th - Nathan Bates (2:30-5:30)
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.:  February 14th - Under the Moon, 21st - Ben Overbeek, 28th - Chris Koury.  
> Saturdays, 8-11pm: February 15th - Michelle Chenard, 22nd - Pete Kehoe, 29th - Brett Mitchell.
FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588.
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.
Chastity Brown
Chastity Brown
Upcoming concerts:
Feb. 14 - Chastity Brown -  Based in Minnesota, but with roots in Tennessee, she grew up surrounded by country and soul music. In the full gospel church of her childhood, she played saxophone and drums and found her singing voice and a passion for music. Her first show was in Knoxville, TN, and then it was on to Minneapolis. Since then, she's been featured on NPR's "Favorite Sessions," CMT, American Songwriter, the London Times , Paste Magazine and others. Chastity has toured the U.S. and abroad, appearing on the U.K.'s Later...with Jools Holland .
March - to be announced
April 10 - Steve Poltz
May 9 - Eliza Gilkyson
Choir of man
The Choir of Man, Feb. 15th
  GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets, visit or call 231.439.2601. 
Saturday, Feb. 15 - The Choir of Man combines rock, Bbroadway, pub tunes, stomp, folk, and pop into one high-energy concert known across the globe as the "ultimate feel-good show."
Friday, Feb. 28 - Accompanied by Tchaikovsky's beloved score, join the Interlochen Arts Academy Dance Company as they present the classic story of The Sleeping Beauty.
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 13 - Bell's Brewery
February 20 - Short's Brewing Company
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.
February 26 - 90's Trivia, (Wear some fun 90's gear)
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.:
Tuesday, Feb. 18 - Adam Hoppe
Saturday, Feb. 22 - The Pistil Whips on National Margarita Day                 
Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Blake Elliott
STIGGS BREWERY & KITCHEN, 112 S. Park St., Boyne City,  (231) 497-6100
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, Feb. 14 - Something Great
Saturday, Feb. 15 - Crosscut Kings
Tuesday, Feb. 19 - Starving Artist Beer Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Starving Artist is one of Michigan's few farmhouse breweries, focused on high-quality, creative liquids to explode your taste buds. Our chef has paired their delicious brews with a unique menu of our top-selling American Wagyu beef. Enjoy 6 beers and 6 courses for a fun evening of unique pairings.
Friday, Feb. 21 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, Feb. 22 - Under The Moon
Wednesday, Feb. 26 - Open Mic Night
Friday, Feb. 28 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Feb. 29 - Holly Keller-Thompson
WHI-SKI INN , 2670 US 131 South, Boyne Falls, 231-549-3346.
Wine, Wings, and Whiskey all 20% off every Wednesday. 
LIVE MUSIC is 7-10 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, Feb. 14 - The Lopers
Saturday, Feb. 15 - The Two Beats
Friday, Feb. 21 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Feb. 22 - Crosscut Kings
Friday, Feb. 28 - The Lopers
Saturday, Feb. 29 - Mark Burk guest appearance
HOUSING WAITING LISTS - Boyne City Housing Commission is currently accepting applications for the following waiting lists: Public Housing (Litzenburger Place Apartments and Family Housing), Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Deer Meadows Apartments. Applications can be obtained at 829 S. Park St., Boyne City, or by calling (231) 582-6203. Equal Housing Opportunity.

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION of the City of Boyne City is accepting applications for volunteers to serve on the commission. One position is available. If any city resident is interested in volunteering for this board or for further information please contact the City Clerk at 231-582-6597. Commission page on city website.
Astronomy club NORTHERN MICHIGAN ASTRONOMY CLUB will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Wildwood Observatory. The discussion topic will be " Eclipse Transits and Occultations, " presented by Dr. Bryan Shumaker, JPL NASA Ambassador. 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.
Lifetree Cafe
A ROCK CLIMBER'S STRUGGLE to come back after a devastating 100-foot fall will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 3:30 p.m. The program, titled "Overcoming Life's Obstacles: How a 10-Story Fall Changed One Man's Perspective," features a filmed interview with Craig DeMartino, an avid rock climber who tumbled off a rocky cliff and plummeted the equivalent of 10 stories. "Nobody falls 100 feet, hits the ground, and doesn't die. You should die," says DeMartino. "That's just the law of physics. I hit the ground anywhere from 90 to 120 miles per hour. You shouldn't be getting up." During the program, Lifetree participants will have the opportunity to talk about obstacles they've faced and overcome in their own lives.    
> 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 Elizabeth Broschart at 231-582-7983  or
and McLaren Northern Michigan is offering free events across northern Michigan. Flier with list of events.

Atrium 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:
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
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.
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