Zip of Terror

Chamber, Gazette sponsor candidates forum Monday
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 and 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.
> SUBMIT A QUESTION - 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.
See stories below for 13 fun Halloween events 
Check out all the details in our Fun section below on LOTS of Halloween events starting this weekend and continuing through Thursday. They include Boyne City's Halloween Parade, Boyne Mountain's Zip of Terror and Halloween Hoopla, two Trunk or Treat events, a children's party at the Eagles, the Zombie Mountain Attack fun run, plus special events and music at Cafe Sante and Red Mesa Grill, Halloween Trivia at Lake Street Pub, and half-price kids' meals at Boyne City Taproom. And... when it's all over, Progressive Dental is having their annual candy buyback program. 
Booth sign-up deadline is Monday for Nov. 1st Expo
Monday, October 28th, is the deadline to promote your business or organization to hundreds of people in just a few hours at the November 1st Business & Community Expo sponsored by the Boyne Chamber. The Expo is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The business showcase and networking event is a partnership with Boyne City High School, held in the school gymnasium 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 is traditionally our largest networking event of the year, giving exhibitors exposure to big crowd of local residents and business people.
> A dmission is $5 per person. The first 500 guests will receive a complimentary tote bag and an entry in our door prize raffles.  
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 include: 
> Associate SponsorsMunson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital 
Pat O_Brien   *   Charlevoix office: 231-547-7701
New name for Business After Hours in 2020 is "Off the Clock" 
off the clock
The Boyne Area Chamber is changing the name of Business After Hours to "Off the Clock" starting in the new year, and we're looking for businesses to host the monthly networking events. The day and time are not changing - 5:30 to 7 p.m. and most are on the third Thursday of the month.             
We are asking Chamber members who are interested in hosting an "Off the Clock" to tell us which month or months you would be interested in hosting. Please email your request, along with your business name and contact person, to by November 15th. We appreciate you giving us a choice of months that would work for you, so we can work everyone into the schedule. If we get more requests than we have openings, we will do a drawing.
When your business hosts an "Off the Clock" you are required to provide a venue, refreshments, and one raffle item. Partnering with another business is encouraged.
> Here are the available dates (January is our annual Awards Gala and we take July and August off):
  • February 20th
  • March 17th (Tuesday)
  • April 16th
  • May 21st
  • June 18th
  • September 17th
  • October 15th
  • November 19th
  • December 17th
Take our "Grub Club" survey on topics and times
In the new year, the Boyne Area Chamber will be starting an educational series, "The Grub Club," where we will have 90-minute programs. There will be a speaker on a specific topic and a meal. If you haven't already done so, please click here to take a quick, 3-question survey of your preferences on topics, time of day, and cost. 
Pavilion groundbreakingFinal phase of Veterans Park Pavilion improvements under way
Pavilion plaque
Mayor Tom Neidhamer shows plaque that will be installed in the pavilion recognizing major contributions from the MEDC. From left are Dan Leonard of the MEDC, Neidhamer, City Manager Mike Cain and contractor Bob Kroondyk.
City Manager Michael Cain opened the Veterans Park pavilion groundbreaking ceremony by talking about how this has been a long-term project. The pavilion has served the Boyne City community well for decades, and several years ago community meetings and visioning took place on possibly improving the pavilion. Suggestions varied from tearing it down and relocating it elsewhere in the park to leaving it alone. In the end the consensus was to expand and improve it in its current location. This one big project was broken into phases to match the available funding. 
Now with a grant of up to $408,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) the final phases can be completed. The major work now being done will include: installation of all exterior doors; installation of a heating system; installation of a commercial kitchen; creation of a new fifth public restroom with direct exterior access on the pavilion's north side, and the creation of two new covered picnic areas on the east side of the building. 
Dan Leonard from the MEDC talked about that organization's desire to partner on projects with "local skin in the game" and that the Boyne community's determination to step up and keep the project moving forward demonstrated that. Representatives from Boyne City Main Street, the Charlevoix County Community Foundation and the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce all spoke on their excitement about the project, the value to the community of the pavilion and the benefits the new improvements and its year-round availability will bring to the area. 
Bob Kroondyk of Kroondyk Construction spoke of his pride in the community and the project and all the support he has received from local contractors and suppliers. He also relayed a story about how they used the pavilion over the summer to host a group of first-time visitors to Boyne City from all across the country and though they usually like to move around they chose to come back to Boyne next year because they loved the pavilion and the community. 
After the remarks were concluded the 21 people attending moved out from under the shelter of the pavilion to the construction sign, where the official groundbreaking took place. When completed the total investments in the pavilion will exceed $820,000, an amount that will pay dividends for decades to come. 
> The pavilion is scheduled to reopen to the public in time the National Mushroom Festival next May.
Shop in your pajamas Nov. 23rd for Earlier Than the Bird
Earlier Bird
Don't bother getting dressed - just shop in your pajamas!
Kick off the upcoming holiday season with friends and family and shopping specials - all while in the comfort of your pajamas! That's right, it is nearly time for the 12th annual Boyne City "Earlier Than The Bird" holiday shopping event on Saturday, Nov. 23rd, from 7 to 11 a.m. Your Boyne City merchants are inviting our eager holiday shoppers to get an "early bird" preview of the gifts and choices available - the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Most merchants will be offering amazing deals, many with refreshments.
Shoppers wearing their pajamas will receive a special gift of the Earlier Than The Bird coffee mug, while supplies last, by visiting the Sunset Park Log Cabin. (Sorry, sweats and workout clothes are not eligible as pajamas). This event is sponsored by Boyne City Main Street and the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact the chamber at 231-582-6222. Earlier Than the Bird poster.
> RISE & DINE - Our local restaurants and food purveyors will be offering Rise and Dine Specials for our friends in their pajamas.
> WHAT IS YOUR SPECIAL OFFER? Merchants are asked to email by Nov. 8th with your special offers for Earlier Than the Bird. These will be included on the Chamber and Main Street websites, in the weekly newsletters and fliers available at the event and participating stores. Last year, more than 25 stores and restaurants participated.
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Farmers Market continues indoors at City Hall on Saturdays
The Boyne City Farmers Market held its first indoor session of the season last week and will continue in the lobby of City Hall from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday. Boyne City Main Street is proud to offer this year-round Farmers Market, packed full of beautiful produce, greens, homemade goodies and so much more. 
"We are proud to offer an indoor market for the 10th year. This provides a wonderful opportunity for our community to continue to have fresh produce, locally raised meat and homemade and home-baked items all year. The farmers work hard to extend the produce season for their customers," said Kelsie King-Duff, Executive Director of Boyne City Main Street.
The indoor market features 20 vendors, including: Bear Creek Organic Farm, Spirit of Walloon, Beijo de Chocolat, Providence Farm, Blackbird Gardens, Beehouse Cookies, Cook Family Farm, Daybreak Dreamfarm, Winnie's Originals, Korthase Brothers Sugarbush, Charlevoix Lavender, Charlevoix Moon Artisan Wine, Mini Farm, Siegrist Farm & Greenhouse, Walloon Lake Winery, Big Medicine, The Rustic Baker, Ziibimijwang Farm, Ken's Fresh Fish 'N Tales, and Bluestem Farm.
We are also pleased to announce that, thanks to an MEDC grant and the hard work of our community, work has begun to finish the Veterans Park Pavilion, which will one day host our indoor market. 
MARKET MUSIC:  We are happy to be working with the support of Blissfest and Grain Train to continue to provide talented local musicians for your listening pleasure as you shop the market. This Saturday, October 26th, Bruce Smith will perform.
BRIDGE CARD  and Double Up tokens are available at the Market Manager or Cook Family Farm Booth. Match up to $20 in SNAP for fruits and veggies with Double Up Food Bucks.
> The Boyne City Farmers Market is a program of Boyne City Main Street. For more information, visit To sign up for our weekly newsletter, email
Boyne Heritage Center would like to add 3 board members
As a new nonprofit organization, the Boyne Heritage Center has set our goal to become a world-class historical interpretive center in the Boyne City Hall, preserving and sharing the stories of Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Walloon Lake, Advance, Ironton, Horton Bay and neighboring areas.
With three board positions open, we're seeking enthusiastic individuals experienced with nonprofit organizational development, business planning, capital building and fundraising, finance and accounting. 
To apply or learn more, contact Kecia Freed at 231-622-2492 or
Fall colors
F all colors are peaking
For our out of town readers... this map shows that fall colors are at their peak in Charlevoix County. The colors are really popping out there right now. This map is courtesy of 9 and 10 News; click here for updates.
Eta Nu works to help 146+ kids in Dressed for Chill project 
Dressed for chill
Eta Nu packs up new outerwear for dozens of local kids.
The women of Eta Nu are diligently at work on the 12th Dressed for Chill project as fall ushers in reminders of cold weather. Dressed for Chill provides all new outerwear - coats, pants, boots, gloves and hats - to keep Boyne City elementary students warm during the winter months. The program was initiated when the group was made aware of how many children could not go out and play during winter because of a lack of warm clothing.
Last winter 146 students received new coats, snow pants, boots, gloves and hats. Charlotte Battjes, Dressed for Chill chairperson, expects the number to be slightly higher this year. Also receiving new outerwear are approximately 39 Head Start and Early Learner students.
Kickoff starts at the end of September each year when the Dressed for Chill committee members begin to raise money in the community, shop for the clothing, organize, distribute and fit the new outfits to the students. Funds are raised through donations from community organizations, businesses, individuals and grants. Canisters have been distributed to several businesses in the community and committee members have collected funds at the Boyne City Harvest Festival and the Boyne City Farmers Market. 
> DONATIONS are tax-deductible. Checks may be made out to Eta Nu Charities and sent to P.O. Box 133, Boyne City MI 49712. Also, individual donations to United Way may be directed specifically to Eta Nu Charities/Dressed for Chill.
Hospital receives grant toward specialized lab equipment
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation has generously awarded Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital $5,000 toward the purchase of a glycohemoglobin analyzer, a specialized piece of lab equipment which measures A1C levels.
The A1C test is used to diagnose diabetes and is also used regularly for diabetic or prediabetic patients to assess whether their levels are staying within the appropriate range. A1C analysis indicates a person's average blood sugar level over the previous 2-3 months, allowing physicians to track trends and make appropriate changes in therapy. For the millions of people with diabetes, maintaining near-normal glucose levels is vital for reducing or slowing the complications of the disease. 
In one year, Charlevoix Hospital typically performs around 4,255 A1C tests for over 2,700 patients. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2015, 30.3 million Americans (9.4% of the population) had diabetes. In the same year, 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older had pre-diabetes, or 26.3% of the population. They expect 1.5 million Americans to be diagnosed with diabetes each year. Diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death in the United States as of 2015.
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation's grant has enabled the hospital's lab to be equipped with the most efficient equipment necessary to deliver accurate, speedy results for those patients relying on A1C analysis.
BC Hardware plans Veterans Night Out on November 8th
Veterans Night
Join Boyne City Hardware for their first-ever Veterans Night Out, honoring our nation's active, former and retired Military heroes from 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 8. All veterans are invited, along with one guest, to enjoy 20% off store-wide, plus a fun evening celebrating community, camaraderie and country. The first 24 veterans through the door at 6 p.m. get a free gift bag valued well over $50. Enjoy refreshments, complimentary cocktails, free samples and interactive stations with chances to win amazing prizes throughout the evening. Prize drawings will be held every 15 minutes.
Leaf pickup continues on Mondays and Fridays through Nov. 11
The City of Boyne City will pick up leaves Mondays and Fridays from now through Nov. 11th. Set bagged leaves curbside anytime after the first day of pickup, in biodegradable paper yard waste bags. City crews will pick up bags as time allows. Biodegradable paper bags are available locally at Boyne City Hardware and Boyne Co-op or can be purchased from any other source. Please put only leaves in the bags, as the bags are not strong enough to hold sticks, sand, or stones and will tear upon lifting.
Brush will not be picked up curbside but may be brought to the North Boyne Compost Site. You may haul your own leaves, either bagged in biodegradable bags or unbagged, to the compost site on Robinson Street, open seven days a week for your convenience.
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 through November 15th and give a donation of $20 for the purchase of a Thanksgiving turkey. 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
In the News
    Superintendent to host meetings on $30 million building proposal -  Story

    Procrastinators rejoice: New election laws = fewer voter deadlines - Story

   City commission OKs agreement for off-road trail development - Story

   Boyne City approves stricter fireworks ordinance - Story
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Boyne Valley Vineyards
Boyne Valley Vineyards
Tom and Christi Mahaney
5325 US 131 North
Boyne Falls, MI 49713
(231) 373-2090
ABOUT US: 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 has just opened. They anticipate planting a similar number in the future. Rush Clement will be performing in the Tasting Room this Saturday from 1pm-5pm. Tasting Room hours: Mon: 12 - 6,  Tues: Closed, Weds: 12 - 6, Thurs: 12 - 6, Fri: 12 - 6, Sat: 11 - 6, Sun: 12 - 6. 
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Part-Time BookkeeperNeeds to have knowledge of original accounting books and computer accounting. Bob Mathers Ford 231-582-6543
Waterpark Maintenance Technician - Responsible for all mechanical operations of the Avalanche Bay Waterpark and ensuring the waterpark is in good repair, including water chemical levels and air quality. Detail and online application.
Waterpark Custodian - Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of the Avalanche Bay Waterpark facilities. The number of hours required per week will vary from 24-40 depending on season. Details and online application.
Operations/Maintenance Director for Boyne City Public Schools. Apply and see for a complete list of performance responsibilties.
Bluegreen Vacation Resorts - Sales & Real Estate Trainee - Details .
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
Mark your calendar for pet-friendly Boyne City Halloween Parade 
Halloween Parade The pet-friendly Annual Boyne City Halloween Parade returns to downtown on Thursday, October 31st. Lineup starts at 4:30pm along Lake Street in front of Lake Street Market. The parade will begin shortly afterwards at 4:45pm, moving north along Lake Street, turning on Water Street, turning at Park Street and ending at the First Presbyterian Church's Trunk or Treat.  If you are interested in volunteering during the parade - standing and monitoring at the street closures - contact Jessica White at or call 231-582-6532.
After the parade B oyne City Firefighters will be handing out treats for kids at the Fire Hall and the Bookmobile will be handing out candy and bookmarks redeemable for free books at the Boyne District Library. Trick or treating around town is from 5-8pm.
Lots more Halloween fun ...!
TRUNK & TREAT - First Presbyterian Church, Boyne City is hosting the 14th Annual Trunk and Treat from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, October 31, between the Early Learners building and the church. Pine Street will be closed between Park and East Streets. Setup time is 4:30 on Pine Street. All community members and organizations willing and able to participate are encouraged and welcome. We recommend at least 800 +/- wrapped candy or treats (pencils, pens, healthy snacks, etc.). If you have any questions, call the First Presbyterian Church 582-7983 or e-mail .
BC LANES "TRUNK & TREAT will be held on October 31st in their parking lot from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a prize for the best decorated trunk. No registration necessary, just show up. Limited open bowling and laser tag will be available.
Halloween Hoopla
Oct. 25-26
Halloween Hoopla at Boyne Mountain Resort. Haunted chairlift rides, wagon rides, bonfire, spooky stories, family Halloween movie, costume contests, pumpkin painting and bowling, face painting, Twister Joe and a Costume Pub Crawl. Details .

Oct. 26 - Halloween Tomfoolery & Costume Contest with music from A Brighter Bloom at Cafe Sante, 6-9 p.m.

Oct. 26 - Halloween Extravaganza & Costume Contest at Red Mesa Grill with Dave Cisco, 6-10 p.m .

Oct. 27 - Children's Halloween Party will be held from 12-1:30 p.m. Sunday, hosted by the women of the Eagles Auxiliary and held at the Boyne City Eagles Club. Children 12 and under are invited with their families to join them for food, fun, games and prizes. There is no charge for admission. Note that this party is on a Sunday this year, not on a Saturday as in previous years.
Zombie Attack Oct 27 - Halloween Zombie Mountain Attack 5k Fun Run, 1 pm at Avalanche Preserve, supporting Boyne City High School Blaze Robotics Team.  Registration is $10 and you can be a Zombie or a runner. Costumes optional, families welcome. Call 439-8100 or email for info.

Oct. 30 - Halloween Trivia from 7-9 p.m. at Lake Street Pub. Teams of 1-8 people and every player who dresses with the night's theme receives 10% off their individual bill. Gift certificates for each week's winners - $50, $25 and $15. 

Oct. 31 - Boyne City Taproom invites you to bring in the princesses, monsters and ghouls for dinner. Half off kids menu items with adult menu purchase when kids are in costume.  Valid on 10/31/19 from 4pm-9pm.

Oct. 31 - Grain Train Spooky Kids Tasting: Make sure to stop by after the Halloween Parade from 5 - 7 pm. We will have Spooktacular treats throughout the store for your little ghosts and goblins.

Nov. 1-8 - Cash For Candy, Progressive Dental, 112 E. Main St. $1 per pound candy buyback.
Zip of Terror will haunt you at Boyne Mountain Friday, Saturday 
Zip of Terror
Dare to be spooked on a Zipline Adventure Tour in the dark at Boyne Mountain this Friday and Saturday,  October 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
After Dark Glow Party comes to Avalanche Bay Saturday
Avalanche Bay Waterpark invites you to join them Saturday, October 26, from 6:30 - 9PM for another Waterpark After Dark: Glow Party. 
Plunge into the fun and be a part of the flashiest, splashiest glow party yet. 
Enjoy the fun as Avalanche Bay turns down the lights and dons each guest with a glow necklace and bracelet for an evening of Splashtastic fun. 
No additional charge for this event. Just score your day pass early for the best pricing. Details.
Pub crawl with a twist benefits Relay for Life, Cancer Society 
Pub Crawl Welcome to the first annual Boyne City 4C's Crawl For The Cure Pub Crawl Bingo. It is a pub crawl with a twist on Saturday, November 2. Registration will open at 4:30 p.m. at the Lake Street Pub, the crawl starts at 5, and door prize drawing will take place at 9 p.m. at the Boyne City Tap Room.
The $25 entry fee includes a T-shirt with Bingo card. Once you pick up your T-shirt and bingo card, crawl at your own pace to all our fantastic participating establishments: Stiggs Brewery and Kitchen, Lake Street Pub, Red Mesa Grill, Cafe Sante, Boyne City Tap Room, Long Road Distillers, Boyne City Eagles and Friggy's SOBO Pub. T-shirts will be guaranteed for those who pre-register before October 19th. Cards will be provided for anyone who does not pre-register or arrive in time to receive a shirt. 
In addition to completing tasks, participants can also look for food and drink specials in the participating establishments.  Complete Bingo cards by finding items and participating in tasks at each of the participating establishments. The more Bingos you get, the more times you are entered for door prizes at the end of the evening. Charlevoix County Transit will provide transportation; call 231.582.6900 to arrange for rides.
Proceeds benefit the Chain Of Lakes Relay For Life including Antrim, Charlevoix , Kalkaska Counties. Relay For Life benefits the American Cancer Society. 
> Participants can pre-register at Event Brite or contact Syrina Dawson at Don't forget to include your T-shirt size. Print a flier with details.
RSN Kingsley
Watch Friday's game with Kingsley on Rambler Sports Network
Rambler Sports Network broadcasts continue Friday as Boyne City hosts undefeated and state-ranked Kingsley in football.  Tune in live at 6:45 p.m.  by clicking here or the graphic above. Password for this broadcast is 10.25 (always the date of the game). Viewers are invited to send a tweet to @teambcvi during the broadcast and be part of the game action.
Thanks to MI News 26 Presenting Sponsors Great Lakes Energy and Wolverine Power, this broadcast will be aired on MINEWS26 Charter Cable Channel 13 on Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 11 pm.
Special thanks to local sponsors Boyne City Marathon (next to Family Fare), Boyne Country Provisions, KorthaseFlinn Insurance,TrueStream powered by Great Lakes Energy and WB Builders. RSN productions would not be possible without the support of our sponsors.
LAST WEEK - Ramblers keep playoff hopes alive with Homecoming victory - Story.
VOLLEYBALL CHAMPS - Rambler girls finish league season unbeaten - Story.
Let's Paint! New adult program at Create Arts Studio
Let_s paint
If you're looking for a chance to dabble a bit in the studio or enjoy a fun evening out, you've found the right place. Create Community Arts Studio offers a supportive studio environment for adults looking to unlock their creativity. Participants sign up through 'Studio Foodie' to participate in the mix & mingle and engage in meaningful conversations with others in the beautiful studio. Gentle step-by-step instructions from local artist Jen Barratt will guide you in developing dynamic paintings in a space that allows everyone to create and grow together. Starting this November, the studio will offer adult painting sessions with a fun mix and mingle to help you relax and unwind with friends. Jen's gentle yet lively instruction will engage participants with the chance to explore their creativity and develop one-of-a kind works of art. The studios opens at 6p.m. for a mix and mingle with small appetizers and drinks. Participants register online through Studio Foodie  to make food arrangements. Painting sessions take place in the main studio from 6:30-9:30p.m. Let's Paint! is intended to be an adult getaway to relax and have time for yourself and socialize with friends. We invite you to bring along a friend, and enjoy a night out discovering your creative side. There is limited seating available and reservations must be made in advance. The studio provides all your supplies along with instructions. No prior skills or experience are necessary to join in the fun. 
Pint & Paint planned for November 7th at Stiggs Brewery
Pint _ Paint Stiggs Brewery's next "Pint and Paint" is scheduled for Thursday, November 7th from 6 - 9 p.m. in the basement of the brewery. June Storm, well known local artist and painting instructor, will be helping participants  create a winter landscape painting using acrylic paints. It will be different than the painting June did last year. All supplies needed will be provided and your $25 fee includes a drink from the bar. Profits will go to the Create Community Arts Center. 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. Event flier to print.
The Strand at Sommerset Pointe features T.G.I.Fish Fry
The Strand The Strand restaurant at Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club is now open on Fridays from 5-9 p.m. They are featuring a T.G.I.Fish Fry - all you can eat fish served with fries and cole slaw for $17. Other entrees on the menu are Grilled Hanger Steak, Fried Chicken Sandwich and BBQ Ribs (half or full). Appetizers include Truffle Fries, Butternut Squash Bisque, and Caesar Salad. Fine dining overlooking Lake Charlevoix at 00970 Marina Drive, Boyne City. For reservations, call (231) 582-9900. Click here to see the menu and prices.
Cafe Sante unveils wine tasting events and Biergarten menu
Cafe Sante
Wine tasting events return to Cafe Sante on Tuesday, November 5.  The evening starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. and features four wines from Central France presented by Certified Sommelier Michael Zagaroli and expertly paired with four dishes from the Cafe Sante kitchen. Wines will be offered for sale by the bottle or by the case at discounted pricing. Now is your chance to try before you buy and stock up for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season. Space is limited to 32 guests. The $35 tickets may be purchased online for an evening of wine, food, and fun inclusive of tax and gratuity.
WINTER BIERGARTEN - Cafe Sante is featuring a Winter Biergarten menu from 11 a.m. to closing on Wednesdays and Thursdays. They are featuring German food, $5 German beers and piped-in German music. Sit on their heated covered porch and feel transported to a winter biergarten in Germany. The menu of German food offerings includes House-made Bratwurst, German Beer Cheese, Bacon Fat Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Warm Potato Salad, Biergarten Burger, Pork Schnitzel Sandwich and more.
Two special yoga events planned for balanced living studio
Balanced living yoga studio is hosting a Diwali Yoga Class & Celebration from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, October 27th. Admission is $10 for studio pass holders and $20 for participants without a studio commitment. Come celebrate and learn about Diwali or just come for the sweets and the Slow Flow class provided by Aleece. 
Yoga Diwali In this class she will surround you with a glow of decorations and beauty, allowing you to steadily reset and renew yourself preparing for the change in seasons. There will be a 15 to 30-minute introduction, a 90-minute class, followed by a 30-minute social. Diwali is known as the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. All religions are welcome as we are just celebrating new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness. Some sweets will be provided and if you feel inclined to share, bring something too. Feel free to dress up (garments allowing movement in class) in all white, bright colors or anything that makes you feel like a million bucks. Sign up here
Boyne Kiwanis plans 9th Turkey Trot 5k race/1 mile fun run
Turkey trot
Boyne City Kiwanis Club is organizing their 9th annual Turkey Trot 5K race and 1-mile fun run/walk to be held at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28. The race will begin and end at City Hall, 319 N. Lake St. Packet pick-up will be the day before event from 2-6pm at Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen. T-shirts are guaranteed if entry form is received by November 20. For further information email Entrants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item that will be donated to Boyne area food pantries. Here is a race registration form to print, register online or pick up a form at the Boyne Area Chamber, Edward Jones, Kilwins of Boyne City, or Lake Charlevoix Coffee.
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.
Garden Club annual wreath and garland sale begins
wreath It's officially fall, and that means the Boyne Valley Garden Club is taking orders for their annual Holiday Wreath & Garland Sale. A link to the order form is included here: 5 wreath sizes and 1 garland length are available. Place your order with payment on or before Saturday, November 9th. Unless other arrangements are made, plan to pick up your order at the Boyne City Eagles Hall on Thursday, November 21st, from 9AM-noon. This annual sale is the Garden Club's biggest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds are used to purchase flowers and supplies for the 12 community gardens in and around Boyne City that are planted and maintained by club volunteers. Once again, we count on your support to continue making Boyne Beautiful.
Senior Center hosts daily lunches and Halloween Party
Senior Center The Boyne Area Senior Center is hosting daily lunches on weekdays including a Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 31. Live music is featured at 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday and Friday. Fit and Balance exercise classes are held at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Silver Screen Movie Club ($4 includes movie, popcorn, drink) is held on the second Tuesday of the month. You can stay up to date on the latest goings on at Charlevoix County Senior Center sites by liking their Facebook page, searching Charlevoix County Commission on Aging or visiting their website. Click here for a calendar of activities, lunch menu and entertainment at the Boyne Area Senior Center. The Charlevoix Commission on Aging and the Veterans Affairs Office invite all veterans to join us every Tuesday for a Veterans Social beginning at 9 a.m. and free lunch for veterans beginning at 11:30 a.m. Veterans and all seniors can contact the Charlevoix County Transit for free rides to and from the Senior Centers by calling 231-582-6900. 
> The Boyne Area Senior Center is located at 411 E. Division St., Boyne City, 231-582-6682. Site coordinator is Loretta Bayless .
Lectures look at domestic terror incident, U.S. China relations
North Central Michigan College's luncheon lecture series for the fall semester features a wide variety of topics.  Programs are held on Fridays in the Library Conference Room. $12 includes lunch, which begins at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at noon.  Reservations are required - call 231-348-6600 or email  to make a reservation. Here are details on upcoming lectures:
Oct. 25  - Bath school explosion.  It was a beautiful morning on May 18, 1927, when George Robson's mother and father arrived at the new Bath Consolidated School for final exams.  A short time later, the school was violently transformed into Michigan's first site of domestic terrorism with 38 children and six adults among the dead. Mr. Robson tells the story he unearthed of one man's grievances and how the community coped with the aftermath of his destructive act.   Full lecture schedule .
Oct. 30 - U.S.-Chine Relations Lecture. The college will host an international lecture examining current U.S.-China relations on Wednesday, October 30, at 11:45 a.m. in the Library Conference Center on the Petoskey campus. The lecture, titled "Tensions, Tariffs, and Trump: U.S.-China Relations in 2019," will be presented by Dr. Scott LaDeur, North Central political science professor. This lecture is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Details.
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.
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.
$3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft 
Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM
LIVE MUSIC, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight:
October 26th - Never Never Band
November 2nd - Tribe Of Chiefs
November 9th - Northern Nites
November 16th - Scarkazm
November 23rd - Yankee Station
November 30th - Pete "big Dog" Fetters
BOYNE CELTIC SESSION will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoons, Nov. 3 and 17, 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. 
* Check out the new Fall Menu - includes old and new favorites!
* Breakfast Menu Daily, 11am-2pm
* Weekly Lunch Special - $7. Watch Facebook for details
* Nightly Specials:
  Tuesday - 1 lb Basket of Ribs with Fries and coleslaw, $10
  Wednesday - Fried Chicken with Fries and coleslaw, $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
* All Day Tappy Hour on Sundays
* Kids eat free on Sunday with adult meal purchase
* Halloween Nightbring in the princesses, monsters and ghouls for dinner. Half off kids menu items with adult menu purchase 4-9 p.m. when kids are in costume.
* Nov. 15th Deer Widows Ladies Nightfood & drink specials and entertainment.
* MSU/UofM Tailgate Party - November 16 - watch for details
FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m.:
Oct 25 - Yankee Station
Nov 1 - Sleeping Gypsies
Nov 22 - Marsupials
Nov 27 - BioMassive  (Wednesday before Thanksgiving)
Nov 29 - Yankee Station
BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m.
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.
Friday, Nov. 1 - Charlie Reager
Saturday, Nov. 9 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, Nov. 16 - Under the Moon
Saturday, Nov. 23 - Holly Keller
Saturday, Nov. 30 - Michelle Chenard


BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS5325 US 131 N,  Boyne Falls,  (231) 373-2099.
Saturday, Oct. 26 - Rush Clement performs,  1-5p.m.

 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.
> 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.
> Friday, 8-11 p.m.:   October 25th - Sean Bielby.
Saturday, 8-11 p.m .:   October  26th - Halloween Tomfoolery featuring A Brighter Bloom.  
 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.
GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets, visit, or call 231.439.2601. 
> 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.
> Sunday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. - Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and the award-winning Crooked Tree Arts Center dancers from its School of Ballet perform on stage at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts Sunday, October 27, at 7 p.m. in a remarkable collaboration, featuring a musical vignette based on Edgar Allan Poe's book, "Mask of the Red Death." Also featured, Schubert's Death and the Maiden, which continues to be called one of the "pillars of the chamber music repertoire," and Ravel's work, Pavane for a Dead Infanta, which is not about death but could be titled, "Pavane for a Princess from a Faraway Time." Tickets: $25-50, age 18 under Free. Tickets and more information at  or call 231.487.0010. Pre-concert talk 6 p.m.
LAKE STREET PUB , 202 S. Lake St., Boyne City,  (231) 497- 6031.
> Pub Time - Monday thru Friday, 3-6pm. En joy $1 off Cocktails, Craft Beer & Wine.  $2 Draught Domestics,  $12 Bucket of Domestic Bottles - 1/2 dozen on ice,  $1 Each- Ice Cold Peel & Eat Shrimp.
> 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 is open through Sunday, Oct. 27th. End of season sale in progress.
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. 26 - Halloween Extravaganza with Dave Cisco
Oct. 29 - Blake Elliott
Nov. 5 - Project 6
Nov. 12 - Chris Michels
Nov. 19 - The Real Ingredients
Nov. 26 - Blake Elliot

 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, Oct. 25 - Under The Moon
Saturday, Oct. 26 - Sydni K
Friday, Nov. 1 - Chris Koury
Saturday, Nov. 2 - Pub Crawl For the Cure Bingo, 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2 - Holly Keller-Thompson
Thursday, Nov. 7 - Pint & Paint, 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 8 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, Nov. 9 - Nelson Olstrom
Thursday, Nov. 14 - Burger, Beer & Blues Night, 5 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 15 - Under the Moon, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16 - Something Great
Friday, Nov. 22 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, Nov. 23 - Sydni K, 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 29 - Chris Koury 
Saturday, Nov. 30 - Jeff Pagel
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 November 1 and the first Friday of every month. The coffee is courtesy of the superintendent, and this Coffee Talk will be held at Lake Charlevoix Coffee Company. 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.
CHAMBER CHECKS  Need a gift, maybe for someone who is hard to buy for? Don't forget "Chamber Checks" are available at the Chamber Office, 28 S. Lake Street, Boyne City. Chamber Checks make the ideal "shop local" gift that can be redeemed at many businesses in the Boyne area.  Chamber Checks are sold exclusively at the Boyne Chamber office in denominations of $10, $20 and $25 certificates. We appreciate advance notice for large orders. Details.
FAMILY FUN NIGHT will be held at the Boyne City Free Methodist Church, 839 State St., on Sunday, Nov. 3rd at 5:30 p.m. The program will be presented by Rod Snow, chalk artist and ventriloquist. Snacks will be provided. For further information, call Pastors Ellen and Jerry Cook at 231-582-6843.
MAKE AN ARRANGEMENT - The Boyne Valley Garden Club meets Thursday, October 24th, to make and take a fall arrangement. Members and prospective members are invited to bring a small to medium container plus any cute additions for their arrangement. Flowers will be provided by Boyne Avenue Greenhouse. Social time begins at 12:30 pm in the Boyne District Library's Community Room, with the meeting starting at 1 p.m.
VISIT BOYNE TRADING CO., 109 East Water St., this weekend. Find Boyne Rambler Football Wear at 50% off and storewide savings at 20% off. Ask about our glow-in-the-dark long sleeve tee for Halloween, "Creepin' it real." Open daily and Friday and Saturday til 8 p.m.
Lifetree Cafe
FASCINATION WITH ZOMBIES will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, October 27. Program begins at 6:30. The program, titled "Zombies! What's the Fascination?" features a filmed interview with Stephen Graham Jones, author of The Gospel of Z and Zombie Bake-Off. "Just about every culture has a tradition of the dead rising," says Jones. "And zombies aren't evil; they just do what zombies do - they look for food." This program explores what is fueling our fascination with zombies - and what that fascination says about our culture.
> 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
BIG TICKET RAFFLE - 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). 
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.
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
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. 
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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