Chamber and City exploring "Log Cabin Volunteers" project
The Boyne Area Chamber and the City of Boyne City are working together to see if there is community interest in organizing a volunteer group to provide visitor information in the log cabin formerly occupied by the chamber. We're exploring the possibility of forming a Log Cabin Volunteers group that would provide staffing during prime times when visitors are in town - such as the 4th of July, Boyne Thunder, Friday night Stroll the Streets and Saturdays.
The Chamber of Commerce recently moved its office a block away from the aging log cabin, and the new office still offers member and visitor information and five-day-a-week staffing to serve members, visitors, and residents. But because the log cabin served as a visitor information center for many years in the past, the chamber and the city are working together to see if visitors might still be interested in stopping into the log cabin for information as they did in the past.
> If you are interested in volunteering at the log cabin for a few hours every week or two this summer, please email Lisa Luebke, email@example.com.
Duck Race tickets on sale; You could win $1,000 on 4th of July
We're getting our ducks in a row in preparation for the Duck Race!
$10 tickets are now on sale for the Boyne Chamber's 31st annual Duck Race at 2 p.m. on July 4th in the Boyne River. You can purchase tickets at the Chamber office, 115 S. Lake Street, Suite A. Starting June 19th, you will also be able to buy duck tickets at Evenings at the Gazebo concerts in Old City Park.
On July 4th, dozens of spectators will be watching and cheering as up to 1,200 ducks float down the river to the finish line behind Lynda's Real Estate. Each ticket and duck is numbered, and the lucky owner of the fastest duck will win $1,000. Second prize is $250, third prize $100, and 4th through 10th prizes are $50 each.
> Thanks to our raffle ticket sponsor, Marty Moody of Lynda's Real Estate Service. Marty's sage advice: "Don't be a schmuck - Get your duck!" and he notes that duck racers shouldn't wait until July 4th to buy their tickets as only 1,200 tickets will be sold, and they could be sold out in advance.
Chamber, Main Street plan open house next week
The signs are up at our new offices and the Boyne Area Chamber and Boyne City Main Street will host an Open House on Thursday, June 6th from 12 to 3 p.m. We'll have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon followed by light refreshments and tours of the offices. The addresses are 113 and 115 S. Lake Street.
The Chamber office wants your brochures!
Chamber members, the summer season is nearly upon us and we need your most current brochures, rack cards, and business cards! Please drop off up to 25 of your promotional handouts to our new location, 115 S. Lake Street, Suite A. While you are here, you can grab some copies of our 2019 Member Directory and Visitor Guide.
Raven Hill to host Business After Hours on June 13th
Raven Hill Discovery Center will host the Boyne Chamber's next Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13th. Raven Hill is located at 4737 Fuller Road, East Jordan. Business After Hours is the Chamber's monthly business networking event, held at member businesses. There is no charge for admission or refreshments. Raven Hill Discovery Center is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history and the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors. Connections emerge through classes, exhibits and facilities that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play. Raven Hill is currently hosting two "Third Coast Conversations" that will focus on water from 4 to 5 p.m. June 1st and 15th, and the community is invited. (Details on these conversations are included in today's newsletter.)
> This will be the last Business After Hours before we take off for summer vacation in July and August. Here is our fall/winter schedule:
September 17 (Tuesday) - Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers
October 17 - Schraw & Associates
November - Business Expo & Taste of Boyne at Boyne Mountain
December 12 - Resort Rentals North
Pat O'Brien announces
"A Week at the Lake" Local Heroes Award
There's a new community honor for residents of Charlevoix and Emmet County, supported by Pat O'Brien and Associates of Charlevoix and Boyne City. It's called "A Week at the Lake" - The Local Heroes Awards. The winner will receive a free week's vacation on Lake Charlevoix. The award is
created "to recognize and reward the unsung heroes of service and contribution in our communities." Watch a video about the awards programs.
We all know people in our community who always give and never ask.
They enjoy giving of themselves for others, improving lives, providing comfort, a reassuring hug or a smile. They are the "gold nuggets of good" in our area and while they are not motivated by thanks, they are certainly deserving of it.
This is a chance to do a little something to recognize and appreciate all that they've done.
Nominations are being accepted from June 1-30. Just send in a letter or email nominating a deserving candidate and telling their unique story of service, sacrifice or contribution. The finalists will be announced on July 5th at the Boyne City Stroll the Streets. There will be an opportunity for the community to "like their favorites" online until July 31. The winner will be announced Aug 2nd and rewarded with a much deserved "Week at
the Lake," featuring a beautiful Lake Charlevoix home with up to 10 friends and family, use of a high-performance Tritoon boat and all the fixings for a final night barbecue jamboree.
> For more information contact Geoffrey Nelson at 818-929-2555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ironton Ferry opens; You can check the wait line on new webcams
||New webcams show you how many cars are in line for the ferry. Ironton side webcam. Boyne side webcam.
From the Petoskey News-Review: About six weeks later than normal, the Ironton Ferry began operations for the season on Saturday morning, May 25.The vessel's propulsion system was recently replaced with a new diesel-electric setup. This year marks the second year in a row in which the ferry didn't start operating in its usual mid-April. This year the engine work delayed the start of the ferry's season. "Since 2017 Charlevoix County Transportation Authority has been working with a naval architect and the Coast Guard on a total redesign of the propulsion system," said Charlevoix County Transportation Authority coordinator Ryan Novotny.
He said the diesel engine that previously powered the ferry was at the end of its useful life and could not be rebuilt again. He says the new system should be more quiet, efficient and reliable. Full story.
> Operating hours are 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. from now through Labor Day, with the last ferry run adjusting to 10:30 p.m. after Labor Day.
The ferry is now part of the "Be alert" messaging system.
sign up here
to get automatic alerts about the ferry service.
In the News:
Volunteer trail builders sought for School Forest Trail expansion
The Walloon Lake Trust & Conservancy has closed on a 40-acre parcel on Erickson Road in Evangeline Township, adjacent to the popular Boyne School Forest Trail. This collaborative effort between the Conservancy and the Top of Michigan Mountain Bike Association (TOMMBA) will preserve the land for environmental stewardship and protection of the Walloon Lake watershed, as well as provide for additional multi-use trails which will be built by TOMMBA.
Trail-building will begin right away; please email
if you would like to volunteer to build trails.
Thanks to everyone who donated for the property acquisition and trai lbuilding. The goal is 20 miles of multi-use trails in the Boyne School Forest Trail area by 2020.
> Petoskey News-Review story:
Many more miles of mountain biking trails will soon be available in the the Boyne City area after a collaborative effort to purchase property recently met its goal. Full story.
This year's leadership graduates: FRONT ROW, from left: Sheri Shepard of Charlevoix County Commission on Aging, Regina Inman of Grandvue Medical Care Facility, Meghan Meyer of Jordan Valley EMS Authority, Jill Dipert of Charlevoix Wear, Megan DeHoog of Planned Parenthood of Michigan, Allyssa Brooks of Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital, Tricia Drenth of Health Department of NW Michigan, Lonnie Allen of the Charlevoix Courier. BACK ROW from left: Jeff VanHove of North Harbor Real Estate, Elise Freed of Kecia Freed Design, Alexa Wright of the Boyne District Library, Caitlin Cole of the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce, Heidi Hanson of Boyne Mountain Resort, Jeanne Marriott of Hospice of Northwest Michigan, Barbara Loper of EJ. Photo courtesy of Jane Korthase.
Leadership Charlevoix County program graduates 15;
"This isn't the end of your leadership journey, it's the beginning"
Leadership Charlevoix County proudly graduated 15 individuals at its eighth commencement ceremony at Boyne Mountain Resort on May 15th.
To date the program proudly boasts 123 alumni.
The graduates, family members, sponsors, mentors and board members were addressed by keynote speaker Honorable Valerie K. Snyder of the 7th Probate District for Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. In her message to the class, Judge Snyder referenced Peter Anderson: "How to be a great leader - first rule - it's not about you." She concluded her address by telling the class, "This is a commencement - this isn't the end of your leadership journey, rather the beginning."
For their commencement, the LCC class elects members of the class to speak on behalf of the group at their ceremony. The Class of 2019 chose Meghan Meyer, Tricia Drenth and Lonnie Allen.
Full press release
Are you interested in enhancing your leadership skills? Then Leadership Charlevoix County is the program for you. Led by community leaders, the nine-month program will introduce participants to the various sectors of the county, the inner workings and needs of the region.
We are looking for participants, mentors, and sponsors for our next session.
Applications are available at
, and are due by July 15th. The program begins August 22 with an orientation, followed by an overnight retreat on Beaver Island in September. The program then continues with one day-long session per month through next May. For more info email
or contact Program Coordinator Mary Faculak at the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce (231-536-7351).
Boyne Falls Preschool receives highest rating, top 3% in state
Boyne Falls Preschool, located at Boyne Falls Public School, has again received a five-star quality rating from Great Start to Quality, Michigan's tiered quality rating and improvement system for childcare and preschool.
Great Start to Quality rates the level of quality of licensed child care and preschool programs in Michigan. As of May 1st, the total number of all licensed programs and providers statewide totaled 7,874 with 256 of these programs acquiring the five-star quality rating, meaning Boyne Falls placed in the top 3% in the state.
"Over the last 5 years, we have taken steps to continuously improve the educational experience and quality of care that we offer to our students and families," said Mitchell Klooster, Program Director at Boyne Falls Preschool. "We are thrilled to participate in GSQ and to be acknowledged for offering a high-quality program for the students and families that we serve. Our teaching staff will continue to work closely with professionals from Char-Em ISD and with our local Quality Improvement Consultant, Susan Chowen, to make sure that our practices are based on best practice and what is developmentally appropriate. Maintaining the prestige of earning a five-star rating is not something that we take lightly and our teaching team is proud to know that we are offering one of the best preschool experiences in Northern Michigan to our families." Full story.
"Honor system" Bike Share program continues this year
The Boyne Bike Share program launched last year returns this spring and summer. Four bikes are parked on the north side of the Log Cabin at 28 S. Lake Street, and the concept is simple: "Borrow a bike and bring it back for others to enjoy." There is no checkout system, just the honor system, organizers say. They only ask that the bikes be returned each day and not kept overnight. The bikes were donated by community members and service clubs, and they were refurbished by Mike Cortright of North Country Cycle Sport. Helmets are also available with the bikes.
Partners making this new program possible are: Boyne City Kiwanis, Boyne Valley Lions, Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, Boyne City Main Street, City of Boyne City, and North Country Cycle Sport.
Thanks to the sponsors who make Stroll the Streets possible, starting June 14th!
PLATINUM AND GOLD SPONSORS:
Alpine Chocolat Haus
Blissfest Music Organization
Boyne City Hardware
Eyes on Main
Kiwanis of Boyne City
Long Road Distillersd
Northern Michigan Escapes
O'Brien & Associates
Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau
Progressive Dental Care
Van Dam Custom Boats
Boyne Yacht Sales
Boyne Boat Yard
Lake Street Pub
Country Now & Then/ Up the Lazy River
Forgotten Treasures Consignment
Kilwins Boyne City
Industrial Magnetics Inc.
Paga Family Dentistry
SOBO Disco seeks vendors for new Friday Stroll event
SOBO Disco is an arts and music event planned during select evenings of Stroll the Streets 2019. The event organizers are currently seeking vendors interested in selling, displaying or creating their works during the event. Those interested can send an email with attached examples to email@example.com.
The event will take place from 6-9pm on the evenings of June 21st, July 5th and 19th, August 2nd, and 16th on Main Street.
Realtor, mortgage brokers host first-time home-buyer workshop
Join Mortgage Brokers Jessica Porter and Sandy Chambers of the Porter Financial Group and Realtor Tiffany Faulknor of Lynda's Real Estate Service for some snacks as they explain the steps to owning your own home from available loan options to finding your perfect house. The workshop will be held at noon Saturday, June 8th. The event is free, but the information could change your life. Click here to sign up before the event and you'll receive a free copy of Tiffany's book for first-time home-buyers.
Leaf and rubbish pickup in progress in City of Boyne City
The city of Boyne City provides city-wide leaf pickup and rubbish pick-up services now in progress.
LEAF PICKUP is on Mondays and Fridays from now through June 7, Please set bagged leaves curbside anytime after the first day of pick up, in biodegradable paper yard waste bags. City crews will pick up bags as time allows.
Brush will not be picked up curbside, but may be brought to the North Boyne Compost Site on Robinson Street, open seven days a week for your convenience.
Yard waste details
RUBBISH PICKUP is for larger items that cannot be disposed of with your household trash such as mattresses, furniture and light construction debris. These pickups will be:
> Wednesdays: June 5 for areas including Main Street and south
> Thursdays: May 30 and June 6 for areas north of Main Street.
Electronics & hazardous waste drop-off June 7-8 near Charlevoix
Electronics and hazardous waste collection will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 7, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 in the Charlevoix area. The spring event is typically held near Charlevoix and the September event is normally held in Boyne City, but the exact location will will be given out when scheduling reservation. Acceptable electronics and hazardous waste items include computers, TVs, appliances, tires, fluorescent light bulbs, oil-based paints, chemicals and lawn fertilizers. You can make a reservation online from May 28th-June 6th or by calling 231-547-7221 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on those days. Collection location information will be available during registration. Details.
Send us your news by Tuesday; Ads are available in June
The Chamber/Main Street E-News comes to your inbox each Thursday morning. If you submit news for next week, please send it by Tuesday to firstname.lastname@example.org. More than 1,200 people open our newsletter each week, and you can reach them with your advertising message and a link for as little as $50. We have ads available for June 6 and 20, and other dates.
> SPREAD THE NEWS - We'd love to send you and your friends the weekly Boyne Business News. To subscribe, just
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Looking for summer staff? Make a job posting!
Chamber-member businesses looking to hire summer 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 email@example.com.
BOYNE DISTRICT LIBRARY is looking for a part-time circulation clerk. Must have strong customer service skills, be comfortable with technology, and have a passion for literature. This position requires nights and weekends and will average 18 hours per week. The starting wage is $11.50 per hour. Must be 18 and have a high school diploma. If interested, stop by the library at 201 E. Main Street and pick up an application today.
HOME- DELIVERED MEALS DRIVER and Kitchen Helper, a part-time position, is sought by the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging for the Boyne Area Senior Center. This position is Monday through Friday, 10a - 2p, for up to 20 hours a week. Starting pay is $11.20 an hour and no benefits are provided. Mileage will be paid if a COA or County fleet vehicle is unavailable. Details and application information.
ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. supports individuals with mental illnesses, physical disabilities, and/or developmental disabilities. We have full and part-time positions in Mancelona, Charlevoix, and Boyne City. Starting pay is $12.00 per hour with advancement opportunity, and paid training! We also offer great benefits to full-time employees after just 60 days of employment. $500 Sign On Bonus.
Valid Michigan driver license is preferred.
Please contact Alternative Services' Mancelona office to schedule an interview: 231- 587-8150.
Castle Farms - Operations Staff and Garden Railroad Attendant
Bear River Health at Walloon Lake - several positions
We encourage Chamber members to list their openings on our Jobs Page.
WELCOME, NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!
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Sommerset Pointe opens for season with new dinner menu
Sommerset Pointe is open for the season. Enjoy summer the right way, sailing and swimming the crystal-clear waters of Lake Charlevoix. All the amenities you expect and so much more! From weddings, to vacation getaways, Sommerset Pointe has everything to make your summer one to remember. And after a fun-fueled day in the sun, come experience the delicious new 2019 dinner menu at The Strand, catered by the talented Chef Simeon, while overlooking the beautiful Lake Charlevoix. Book your reservation now by calling (231) 582-9900. View our menu and more.
Long Road Distillers takes top honors at Spirits Competition
Internationally recognized Grand Rapids distillery, Long Road Distillers, was named Michigan Gin Distillery of the Year at the 10th Annual New York International Spirits Competition. Long Road includes a Boyne City Tasting Room, where visitors are able to enjoy samples of their spirits and purchase merchandise and bottles to-go. Over their three-year history the distillery has built a reputation for the quality and innovation utilized in producing their 100% Michigan distilled line-up of spirits, including gins, vodkas, aquavits, whiskies, and liqueurs.
Over 600 spirits from 29 countries were submitted and judged by a panel of "trade-only" judges at the annual spirits competition. The judges come from a variety of disciplines, but all work with spirits on a daily basis. The honor of "Gin Distillery of the Year" is fitting for the Grand Rapids company. Since opening in 2015, Long Road and their line-up of botanical spirits, including Long Road Dry Gin, Long Road MICHIGIN and Long Road Aquavit, have established themselves as leaders in the craft spirits industry in Michigan and beyond.
For more information, visit
"Pine Lake Golf Club Remembered" program set for Monday
The Charlevoix County History Preservation Society and the Boyne District Library Present "Pine Lake Golf Club Remembered" at 7 p.m. Monday, June 3rd in the library lower level Community Room. Master of Ceremonies for this presentation will be Robert White, and presenters will be Roger White and Chad McDonald. The Whites are in town for the Annual White Family Reunion.
The founding of the Pine Lake Golf Club, aka "Ye Nyne Olde Holles" Golf Club, entailed community support similar to that of the organization of the Wolverine Hotel; it was a non-profit corporation that relied on stock purchases of $100 to fund the construction and land purchases. The formation of the Pine Lake Resort Association at Hayden Point, with its close proximity to Whiting Park, reinforced that the area would become the hub of Charlevoix County summer fun during the 1920s and 1930s. The fire tower located there was a focal point for area youths to climb and offered a grand view of the golf links. This presentation will cover the years from Ammon Beers' land claim in 1869 to the end of McDonald ownership in 1976.
The program will be followed by a panel discussion and include an opportunity for the audience to give feedback, share local lore, stories, and photographs. The program is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.
For more information call Georganna at 231-883-9867 or Monica at 231-582-7861.
> The History Preservation Society is also hosting an open house for the White Family at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2nd at the CCHPS Research Center in Charlevoix.
Farmers Market outdoor season continues twice a week
The Boyne City Farmers Market continues its outdoor schedule from 8 a.m. to Noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Veterans Park. The market last week unveiled a new "loop" layout, with over 40 vendors already in place and more than 60 confirmed for the 2019 season.
"We are so pleased to be back outside, and look forward to a busy summer filled with fresh, local produce and more," Angelika Rasper, Farmers Market Manager, said.
Watch for special dates featuring kids activities and the Boyne District Library Bookmobile.
> The Boyne City Farmers Market is a program of Boyne City Main Street. For more information, visit the Market Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRIDGE CARD and Double Up tokens are available at every market at the Market Manager's Booth. Match up to $20 in SNAP for fruits and veggies with Double Up Food Bucks.
MARKET MUSIC is featured on Saturdays, thanks to Grain Train and Blissfest: June 1 - Lindon, June 8 - Dolph, June 15 - Katherine Ryan, June 22 - Linda Hammond, June 29 - Pearl Street String Band.
Registration opens for July 4th race with cool new features and finisher medals
Registration is now open for the 43rd Annual Boyne City Independence Day Run, and this year's event features some cool new features, including:
- Start and Finish Line timing mats so you get a true finish time.
- Finisher medals for all participants, pictured at right.
- Finish Line video so you can watch your finish and share with friends.
As always there will be event T-shirts to first 800 registered participants and age group awards. Register online at
. Paper registration forms are available at the Chamber Office or print it here. You can choose from either the 2 Mile or the 10Km distance and the race starts at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4th. Registration for adults age 13 and over is $20 in advance or $25 on site July 3rd & 4th. Children 12 and under register for $10 in advance or $15 on site July 3rd & 4th.
Create Studio's End of Artist in Residency Show is Friday
Create: Community Arts Studio (CCAS) is proud to announce the Spring AIR: End of Residency Show, from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 31st. This special one-day show is open to the public, and allows visitors the chance to visit and walk through the studio spaces of the five graduating artists. CCAS is proud to feature the work of: Maggie Chism of Petoskey High School; Koehn Manthei of Concord Academy Boyne; and Heather Davison, Emma Payton and Sarah Sterling, all of Boyne City High School.
The AIR program is made possible with the collaboration of studio sponsors, visiting artists and local art galleries. The studio would like to thank visiting artist Drake Nagel from Happy's Taco Shop, artists Meredith Krell and Steve Toornman for the studio tour, and studio sponsors Pat & Jane O'Brien, John & Savanah Cool, Randy & Jane Korthase, and Dr. Michael & Christy Manchester for their generous support.
> There is no cost to attend the show. Donations will go towards the Scholarship Fund to make the arts available to everyone. For more information about the AIR Program contact Sara Manchester at 231-459-4066 or visit
Full press release
Promote your business to 1,000 visiting Harley riders in July
The Great Lakes HOG Rally (Harley Owners Group) returns to Boyne Mountain Resort this July 18-20. Potentially 1000+ passionate Harley-Davidson riders will be coming to take in the beautiful scenery as they ride on various routes throughout the area and beyond. During their time here they will be visiting local businesses, restaurants, bars/pubs and scenic attractions.
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS - All Rally participants receive a wristband to wear, so if you'd like to extend any special discounts or offers to them if they show you their wristband, you can place a FREE ad for your business (include a mention of the discount/offer) in the booklet that each attendee receives upon check-in. Come out to the Food Truck Rally on Thursday the 18th and watch them ride into Boyne City during a police-escorted ride by our very own Harley-riding police chief! Give them a wave if you see them on the road, or a handshake if you happen to see them around town!
> Follow the Rally on Facebook
and contact Mary Cusack at email@example.com if you're interested in offering a discount and getting a free ad in the Rally Guide.
"Rolling for Kids" bunco party raises funds for kids with cancer
Let's get "rolling" for Camp Quality Michigan! Join us for a fun-filled night of Bunco to help us work towards our goal of sending two children to camp this summer. The Bunco party will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at The Landing Restaurant with a $30 per person entry fee, reservations required. Seating is limited to the first 48 registered. Reserve your seat online here; payment will be collected at the door, cash or check preferred. The evening includes raffles, prizes, appetizers, cash bar and good company for a good cause and a great time. Camp Quality website.
Raven Hill hosts Third Coast Conversations June 1 and 15
With help from the Michigan Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Raven Hill Discovery Center is hosting two "Third Coast Conversations" that will focus on water. Conversations are scheduled for June 1st and 15th from 4 to 5pm at Raven Hill and the community is invited. The informal talks will focus on water as our "place". The goal is to explore and talk reflectively, sharing different ideas about how this exceptional "place" lives in us - how our special "place" changes us and how we change/preserve our unique "place" through community issues. The big question is: what does it mean to be from our particular "place" - for you as an individual and for us as a community? What parts of our "place" make us what we are, and how can we change and preserve the features of this "place"?
An exhibit titled: Talking all things WATER will be on display from June 1st to June 21st. Any environmental organization interested in displaying information about their mission is invited to create a small display. Call Cheri at 231.536.3369 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the Third Coast Conversations or on creating a panel display.
> NATURE LOVERS CAMP - Enjoy time outdoors and examine the land formations and bodies of water that surround us. Same camp repeats for a second week July 29-August 2. Sponsored by the Friends of the Jordan River. Bring a bag lunch, hat, sunscreen and insect repellent each day.
July 22-26 or July 29-August 2, 10 AM - 2:30 PM each day.
$30/day, $145/week. Special member discounts $25/day, $125/week. For info contact Cheri Leach, 231-536-3369, or email@example.com.
"A Universe of Stories" is Adult Summer Reading Challenge
Boyne District Library welcomes June with events and programs for all ages. Most events are free and open to anyone interested in attending.
June 1st to July 31st: "A Universe of Stories" Adult Summer Reading Challenge begins. Adults are challenged to read 6 books over the summer. RSVP or stop by the library and receive a reading log. Return completed log by Friday, August 2nd and you will be invited to an ice cream social celebration on Thursday, August 8th and will receive a cool travel mug.
On Monday, June 3rd, 7pm, join us for "Pine Lake Golf Club Remembered" aka Ye Nyne Olde Holles, sponsored by The Charlevoix County History Preservation Society and BDL.
On Saturday, June 8th, 8am-12 noon, join us at the Boyne City Farmers Market for "A Universe of Stories" Storytime.
: Thursday, June 13th, 6pm join the Mackenzie Family as they tell us about their trip to Africa and all their amazing adventures.
Summer Reading Program 2019
has something to do for all ages. Beginning Friday, June 14th find us at Stroll the Streets where you can pick up your reading log, sign up for programs, and grab some fun goodies! Other Summer Reading events in June include:
- June 18th, 10:30am, Community Room - "A Universe of Stories: Rod Cortright, join our two local NASA ambassadors as they share with us about space, astronomy, and more; through hands-on demonstrations!
- June 19th, 6pm, Community Room - Lunar Survival Challenge: you've crashed on the moon, what will you use to survive? Recommended for families of 3rd-5th grade! RSVP Required: http://www.boynelibrary.org/children-programs.
- Beginning Thursday, June 20th, join us every Thursday at 2:30pm for "A Universe of Stories" STEAM Workshops for ages 10-18. All summer long, come to the library to explore space through fun, hands-on activities.
- June 25th, 10am, Michigan Science Center presentation, Community Room.
There will be a Local Authors' Fair on Saturday, June 15th from 1-4pm. Authors will be available to tell their stories and have signed copies of their books for sale.
Attention crafters, scrapbookers, quilters....one Saturday every month from 9am-12 noon, BDL has reserved our Community Room as an Open Craft Lab. Bring your materials, spread out and enjoy conversation and complete some of those projects. June 22nd is our first Craft Open Lab, RSVP online or call 231-582-7861 for more information.
Join our lunchtime Brown Bag Book Club. Our first meeting is Tuesday, June 25th at 12-1pm. Come late, leave early, but plan to spend your lunch time with us to discuss our book of the month. June's book choice is Summer Sisters" by Judy Blume.
Additional adult and family programs in June include:
- 9am, Mondays, free Yoga Class with Reb Andrews.
- 10am, Mondays - "A Universe of Stories" Summer Storytime begins Monday, June 17th
- Beginning Computer Classes every Tuesday at 2pm.
- Tai Chi Class meets every Wednesday, 9am for beginners, 10am for advanced students, cost is $5 per session.
- Every first Friday of the month, a Sensory Storytime is available for our special needs adult patrons. Our next program will be Friday, June 7th at 10am. Caregivers must accompany participants.
- The Boyne District Library Book Club meets at 7pm on June 24th. This month's book is Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell.
> INFORMATION for all library events and programs can be found at www.boynelibrary.org. To RSVP (register) for any events: www.boynelibrary.org/programs, choose Children, Teen, Adult and then select RSVP for the event from those listed.
Camp Daggett offers canoeing adventure trip for teens in July
Camp Daggett is offering a true canoeing adventure for youth, ages 13-15, on the Platte, Betsie and Crystal Rivers, July 21 -27.
On this trip, campers will explore some of the most scenic meandering waterways that Michigan has to offer. After setting up base camp in the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes State Park, campers will head out for daily adventures on the Platte, Betsie and Crystal Rivers, build their paddling skills as they attempt varying levels of swift water and technical riverways. Expect four days and three nights of exploring the wilderness, spotting wildlife, relaxing on sand bars and some of the best beaches in all of Michigan.
This trip will be led by a nationally-certified wilderness first responder with lifeguard certification. The lead staff will be accompanied by a second adult with current first aid and CPR training. Both staff members have extensive experience leading groups in the backcountry. More information on wilderness adventure trips.
To learn more about Camp Daggett, visit www.campdaggett.org or call executive director, Brent Marlatt at 231-347-9742.
It's time to Raise the Roof for Habitat for Humanity on June 27th
It's time to Raise the Roof with Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity. Join us on Thursday, June 27th for our 7th Annual Raise the Roof event at Stafford's Perry Hotel from 6pm-9pm. The evening will feature entertainment from local musicians Hannah Harris and John Warstler. There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, door prizes, a "wine-pull", and a raffle-style auction all leading up to the main event of the night... the live auction! Guests will have a chance to win Northern Michigan inspired auction-baskets that include items and experiences unique to our beautiful area! For a sneak peak of some of the auction packages check out the NWM Habitat for Humanity Facebook Page. Tickets are $40 per person and are available online at
Arts Collective offers guided open studio art class
The Boyne Arts Collective is offering a guided open studio art class featuring instructor Jennie Kimbrough. A guided open studio class environment combines the benefits of private instruction with those of a group classroom environment. Bring your own materials and projects, and get individualized instruction for the work you want to create, all while making art in a group setting. You will be inspired by other artists' work and have the opportunity to share and collaborate with fellow classmates. Instruction will be tailored to your individual art practice, needs, and desire to learn. You get to create what you want to create, and Jennie will help you make it better. Bring all your own materials, including drop cloths or table cloths to protect the tables. Tables and chairs provided.
Sign up by June 1st in the Boyne Arts Gallery, 214 Water Street. Classes will be held on Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, from June 12th - August 28th, no class July 3rd or August 14th. Class fee is $27 per class, or $250 for the all 10 classes. See flier for more details.
> For further information visit
or contact her at (832) 373-9774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Center serves Wednesday dinners through September
The COA recommends taking Charlevoix County Transit because it is free for seniors, and they will get you there and back safely.
Live music is included at 11:30 a.m. each Friday.
Wednesday night dinners have begun at all Charlevoix County Senior Centers and will continue through September. The Senior Centers are open from 2-7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Wednesday Dinner is served from 5 to 6. There is no lunch served at the Senior Centers on Wednesdays. We have also added some fun themes to our Wednesday Night, ask the Site Coordinator about what is being planned for your Senior Center location.
Lunch will continue to be served at the center on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The centers are now offering a Cold Plate menu item in addition to our hot meal item. Veggie Burgers are still available daily on demand and we are still offering Fish in addition to our hot meal every Friday.
Look at our menu calendars for details
on menus and programs.
> HOME- DELIVERED MEALS DRIVER and Kitchen Helper is sought by the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging for the Boyne Area Senior Center. This position is Monday through Friday, 10a - 2p, for up to 20 hours a week. Details.
> The Boyne Area Senior Center is located at 411 E. Division St., Boyne City, 231-582-6682.
Put together a foursome for Chamber Golf Outing on Sept. 12th
The Boyne Area Chamber invites you to their 1st Annual Chamber Golf Outing. Join us at the
Boyne Mountain Alpine Course
on Thursday, September 12th. We will begin with lunch at noon, a shotgun start at 1 pm, followed by dinner and awards ceremony at 6 pm. The fun includes a 50/50 raffle, goodie bags, door prizes and more. Only 18 teams of four will be available for this Best Ball Scramble event.
Registration is now open
. Single registration is $110, and a foursome is $400, including green fees, cart rental, lunch, dinner and prizes. Single and team registrations are welcome.
Thanks to our Lunch Sponsor -
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
. Other s
ponsorship opportunities include:
Platinum Sponsor $2000,
Gold Sponsor $1000,
Silver Sponsor $500,
Hole in One Sponsor $1000,
Three Putt Sponsor $300,
Tee Sponsor $100,
Closet to the Pin Sponsor $100,
Longest Drive Sponsor $100,
Hole Sponsor $100.
Gazebo concert schedule announced;
Black Diamond Broadcasting is our Presenting Sponsor
The Boyne Area Chamber has announced the 2019 schedule for its Evenings at the Gazebo summer concert series, presented by Black Diamond Broadcasting. The concerts are held in Old City Park on summer Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Here is the 2019 schedule:
June 19 - JM Duo - James Michael Duo, sponsored by Boyne Co-op True Value
June 26 - Calamity Jane - Theresa Wagner and Kathy McCoy
July 4 - No concert (4th of July festivities include live music/bands playing in Veterans Park.)
July 10 - Matt Gabriel, sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates
July 17 - Wyatt & Shari Knapp
July 24 - Mike Dhaseleer
July 31 - Full Cord, sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates
August 7 - Awesome Distraction
> You can become a sponsor of one of the remaining concerts for a donation of $500. All sponsors get to introduce the band on behalf of the Chamber and you can also make a brief announcement introducing your organization at the beginning of the show. You can have a booth or tent set-up promoting your business at the concert you sponsor. Your donation will be acknowledged on our fliers, posters, newsletter and website,
. The Chamber will also provide a banner that will be on the gazebo the night of the concert. Please mail your donation to the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, 28 S. Lake St., Boyne City MI 49712. For information contact Kim Akin at 231-582-6222 or email
Fans coming from all over to see Paula Poundstone in Boyne City
Why will ticket buyers from Kalamazoo to Ann Arbor, the Sault and all over Michigan be driving to Boyne City next month? They'll be coming to see NPR comedian Paula Poundstone, who will bring her smart, observational humor and spontaneous interaction with the crowd to our community. Paula is a popular panelist on NPR's # 1 show, "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!" Acclaimed by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 stand-up comedians of all time, she will be making her third appearance at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 29th.
Reserved seats are $40 and $45 for this
fundraiser event sponsored by the Boyne Country Community Center are still available at https://www.boynecc.com or Boyne City Ace Hardware, 231-582-6533. Every weekend, Paula appears live in major cities all across the USA and Canada, and this is her only scheduled appearance in Michigan this year. Don't miss this opportunity to see this Las Vegas headliner when she comes to our beautiful Boyne City Performing Arts Center next month.
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
04069 N M75,
, (231) 535-6000
FOOD SPECIALS -Serving breakfast every day from 8 to 11 a.m.
Monday - All You Can Eat Wings
Wednesday - Half Off One-Topping Pizzas
Thursdays - Burger & A Beer
Bottomless Mimosas from 8am-2pm
Monday, 6-9 p.m. - Sean Bielby June 3rd.
Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. - Phillip McLellan June 4th.
Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. - Pete Kehoe June 5th.
Fridays - All you can eat fish fry, $11.99 4-10PM, served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR- $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft
Monday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM
BOYNE CELTIC SESSIONS are held twice a month on Sunday afternoons in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. The Celtic session next meets June 2nd and 16th from 1-4 p.m. The Sessions take off during July and August and will return Sept 8th and 22nd. We invite the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music - free to the public. Anyone wishing to receive a PDF of the book we use to play our music is encouraged to contact Gaeyle at 231-883-7664.
$2 TUESDAYS are back. Stop in anytime on Tuesday for our bartender's selection of $2 pints, as well as $2 off any of our specialty menu items. This includes our famous Perch Basket, our seasonal Open-Face Hot Turkey Sami, and more.
LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY NIGHTS, 8-11 P.M. in the Pine Lake Lodge:
> Weekend Brunch. 11-2pm with AYCE Pancakes
> Every Saturday Night - Family Pizza Special in Pine Lake Lodge - 2 pizzas, Bread Rolls, Pop, $19.95.
HAPPY HOUR - Boyne is featuring happy hour through June 13th at Forty Acres Tavern, Everett's, Trophy Room, and Apres Ski Pub every day but Saturday 4-6 p.m (*Apres ski pub Friday and Sunday only): Half-off appetizers (dine-in only), $5 draft craft beers, $3 draft domestic beers, $5 select glasses of wine, $2 off specialty cocktails.
Dirty Dog Dash, Saturday, June 1 - Pistil Whips, 11:30-3:30
Bike Night starts June 4th and continues every Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. in the circle drive in front of the Clock Tower Lodge. The Shifties perform June 4 and 18, and the Pistil Whips perform June 11 and 25.
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m.
Thursday, May 30 - Charlie Reager
Friday, May 31 - Chris Koury
Saturday, June 1 - Blake Elliott
Thursday, June 6 - Charlie Reager
Friday, June 7 - Chris Calleja
Saturday, June 8 - Pistil Whips
Thursday, June 13 - Charlie Reager
Friday, June 14 - Chris Koury
Saturday, June 15 - A Brighter Bloom
Thursday, June 20 - Charlie Reager
Friday, June 21 - Darby O'Bell
Saturday, June 22 - Sean Bielby
Thursday, June 27 - Charlie Reager
Friday, June 28 - Zeke Clemons
Saturday, June 29 - Pistil Whips
The Beach House, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, May 31 - Syndi Kann
Saturday, June 1 - Under The Moon
Friday, June 7 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, June 8 - Nelson Olstrom
Friday, June 14 - Holly Keller
Saturday, June 15 - Chris Calleja
Friday, June 21 - Bill Oeming
Saturday, June 22 - Darby O'Bell
Friday, June 28 - Nathan Bates
Saturday, June 29 - Syndi Kann
The Beach House Tiki Hut, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday, June 29 & 30 - David Cisco
Snowflake Lounge 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
Fridays and Saturdays - DJ Mike or DJ Bill Da Cat
, 1 Water St, Boyne City, (231) 582-8800
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:
ay 31st - Genna & Jesse. June 7th - Brett Mitchell, 14th - Nathan Bates, 21st - Ben Overbeek, 28th - Genna & Jesse.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m
June 1st - Pete Kehoe, 8th - SYDNI, 15th - Sean Bielby, 22nd - Holly Keller, 29th - Michelle Chenard.
June 1 - Lynn Miles and John Gorka, $35. After 14 critically acclaimed albums, countless national and international tours, collaborations with the likes of Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ani DiFranco, Lucy Kaplansky, Patty Larkin, and many more, John Gorka is coming to the Freshwater stage on June 1st . He played Freshwater in 2017 to a standing room only crowd. We've had countless request to bring him back. John is bringing special guest Lynn Miles to open the show.
Dave Siglin comments on Lynn Miles: "As director of The Ark acoustic music club in Ann Arbor for 40 years from 1968 to 2008, I presented literally thousands of performers, including many wonderful singer-songwriters whose music I now cherish. Of all of these, I find myself listening to the music of Lynn Miles more than that of any other performer who played the club. Her melodies are stunning and I think many of her lyrics are absolute poetry capable of standing alone. If you love good music and have never really listened to her, you owe it to yourself to do so soon. The point of my writing this is that I can easily say Lynn Miles ranks as my favorite singer-songwriter to have ever played The Ark during my tenure over the last forty years. Flat out my favorite.
GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS
- Single tickets are now on sale
2019 Summer Season
Where Passion Comes Alive."
Choose from a diverse lineup of events, from spectacular musical performances to stand-up comedy, to intellectual dialogue with engaging speakers.
For ticketing or event questions, contact the Box Office by phone at 231.439.2610 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Some highlights of the summer schedule include:
June 8 - An Evening with Judy Collins
June 29, 30, July 1 - Million Dollar Quartet musical
July 5 - Michael Feinstein
July 28 - Grand Rapids Symphony
August 2 - Mitch Albom and Special Friends
August 24 - The Joffrey Ballet
Aug. 3, Sept. 1 - McKechnie & McArdle Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch
One Year Anniversary Party Saturday, June 1 -
Bring the family for 1/2 off kids' meal items with adult purchase, (kids 10 and younger)
2-5pm - Live Music by The Crosscut Kings
2-4pm - Face-Painting by The Painted Lady
Fun for Adults!
Burger Topping Challenge
Prime Rib Dinner
Poker Karaoke 9pm-12am
> Pub Time- Monday thru Friday, 4-6pm, enjoy $1 off libations and select appetizers for $5 or less.
> Wing Wednesdays- Every Wednesday, all day, enjoy 6 wings for $8 or 12 wings for $15.
Enjoy from an assortment of sauces including Chef's Choice sauce of the day.
> Poker Karaoke Thursdays- Every Thursday, 8-11pm. Every time you sing, you get a card. The singer with the best poker hand at the end of the night wins a $25 gift certificate provided by the DJ.
Individual show tickets for 12 concerts in The Series at Lavender Hill Farm are now available. Seat selection takes place at the time of purchase, so log in and choose your seats.
Visit our website for more information about The Series, ticketing and the musicians.
Here is the 2019 lineup:
June 22: The Moxie Strings
June 29: Lemon Squeezy
July 5: Cari Ray & The Shaky Legs
July 6 & 7: Thunderwüde
July 27: Brian Ashley Jones
August 2 & 3: The Appleseed Collective
August 24: Jill Jack
Aug 31 & Sept 1: Sons of the Never Wrong
September 7: Suzie Vinnick
"Casa Tuesdays" - $3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 food features and live music 6-9 p.m.:
June 4 - The Pistil Whips
June 11 - Brett Mitchell
June 18 - Sean Bielby
June 21 - Missy Memorial Party with Buddha Sweet **7-10pm**
June 25 - Blake Elliott
> EUCHRE MONDAYS - 6 p.m. Top two weekly winners get prizes, half off Euchre Pilsner from Arbor Brewing Co.
LIVE MUSIC at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, May 31 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, June 1 - Something Great
Friday, June 7 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, June 8 - Chris Koury
Friday, June 14 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, June 15 - Summer Kickoff Party with Grayson Barton at 3 p.m. and Sean Miller and Ben Traverse at 7 p.m.
Friday, June 21 - Blair Miller
Saturday, June 22 - Pistil Whips
Friday, June 28 - Under The Moon
Saturday, June 29 - Nelson Olstrom
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
and and the first Friday of every month. The coffee is courtesy of the superintendent, and this Coffee Talk will be held at
Boyne City Bakery
. Join Pat for casual conversation about the school topic of your choice, stay as long as you like or just stop in for a chat. Locations for this Coffee Talk will rotate around the community.
JOIN CHAR-EM UNITED WAY for a donor reception on Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Walloon Lake Winery to celebrate the work made possible by your generosity. You will also have a chance to visit with representatives from the agencies that were awarded funds in this grant cycle. Together we are changing lives and improving communities. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be provided. Please RSVP by June 4 to Events@charemunitedway.org.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN ASTRONOMY CLUB will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Wildwood Observatory. The discussion topic with be "How Elements are Created within Stars through Nuclear Fusion." Dr. Bryan Shumaker, Adjunct Professor of Astronomy, will be giving the presentation. Stellar nucleosynthesis is the process by which elements are created within stars by combining the protons and neutrons together from the nuclei of lighter elements. All of the atoms in the universe began as hydrogen. Fusion inside stars transforms hydrogen into other heavier elements. The Wildwood 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.
YOUTH RUGBY CLINIC
for boys and girls ages 7-13 will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturday, June 22, at the Boyne Mountain Village Fields. Register by June 7th for a discounted rate of $25 (save $10) by calling 231-348-8393 or
. Sponsored by the YMCA of Northern Michigan.
Flyer with details.
KINDER CLOSET at Christ Lutheran Church is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on
and the second Saturday of every month. Free baby items are provided, including diapers; wipes; clothes and more, for any Charlevoix County parent with a newborn to 24 month-old-child. Christ Lutheran Church is located at 1250 Boyne Avenue in Boyne City. For more information, call 231-582-9301.
KEYS TO A LONG LIFE will be examined at Lifetree Café on Sunday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. The program, titled "How to Live to 100: Advice from Those Who've Done It," features a short film in which centenarians (people who have reached the age of 100) share their secrets for reaching the century mark. "Commonly, aging is seen as a negative thing in today's society," said Lifetree Café national director, Craig Cable. "This Lifetree episode presents a different view and celebrates the benefits of achieving old age." Lifetree participants will be given the chance to share their opinions of what it means to age well. Video.
> Lifetree Café is in the First Presbyterian Church, 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. Use the Pine St. entrance. It is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions may be directed to Julie Hasse at 231-582-7983 or Lifetree@fpboyne.org.
BOYNE CITY 4TH OF JULY PARADE applications are now available. This year's 4th of July parade theme is "Our nation's Independence, family, fun, and fireworks!" Click here for an application.
TEST RIDE AND WIN - Test ride any Trek or Electra E-Bike and win a prize! Each rider will receive a scratch-off ticket, each one is a winner, and the prizes range from a free water bottle, $50 in-store credit, to a top of the line E-Bike. The promotion ends May 31st. Swing in while the bikes are still in stock. North Country Cycle Sport,
126 Water St.
JUNE 5TH BLOOD DRIVE - Odawa Casino is sponsoring a blood drive in partnership with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan (formerly known as Michigan Blood) on Wednesday, June 5th from 9am to 3pm. The location is Ovation Hall, located inside Odawa Casino. Register online, call 866.642.5663, or email Marty Van De Car at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's save some lives! Celebrate our life saving mission with us in June and receive a Versiti car sun shade for attempting to donate (while supplies last).
BOYNE TRADING CO., 109 E Water St. Visit us this weekend for savings on our new Cotton Trader Co. tees. Save 20% off Friday through Sunday on all new styles by Cotton Trader Co.
|OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT - Downtown Boyne City, Front Street, this 1568 sq. ft. space includes multiple offices, conference room, handicap-accessible entrance. Includes 2000 sq. ft. of storage, and plenty of on-street parking. Rent is $1700/month. Call 231.675.9892 for more information.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE at 120 Water Street, Boyne City - 156 sq. ft. All utilities + internet included. $300/month plus security deposit, one year's lease. Now available. Call 231-675-5014.
- 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,