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From left at the Expo: Heather Diggs and Tom Hartman of Bear River Health, City Manager Michael Cain, Mahor Tom Neidhamer and Chamber Executive Director Kim Akin. 
Main Street
Barb Brooks, Kecia Freed, Kelsie King-Duff and Ingrid Day at the Main Street booth.
Thanks to all for a successful Business & Community Expo!
Thank you to our sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, guests who attended and the team from Boyne City High School who came together for the Boyne Chamber's successful Business & Community Expo last Friday. 
Congratulations to our door prize winners:
  - Marian Denio won the 32-inch Vizio TV.
  - Dennis Kusina, Lynda Christensen and Debra Weisler all won gift baskets with  bottles of Petoskey Winery wines, Mushroom Festival Craft Beer Block Party t-shirts and glass, plus a $20 Chamber Check.
Blue Cross Blue Shield > Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and our Executive Sponsors:  
> Associate SponsorsMunson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital 

> Mark your calendar for the Taste of Boyne, which will be held April 23rd at Boyne Mountain.
Mark your calendar for these holiday events
Open house We're heading into the holiday season and we've got details on lots of great local events:
NOV. 23 - Earlier Than The Bird - Two dozen stores offer great shopping deals from 7-11 a.m. for anyone wearing their pajamas.*
NOV. 27 - Lighting of the Village in Walloon Lake, 6-9 p.m.
NOV. 28 - Turkey Trots in Boyne City and Charlevoix on Thanksgiving morning.*
NOV. 29 - Santa Parade/Downtown Open House in Boyne City. Includes tree lighting and a live Nativity scene.*
DEC. 4 - Lights of Love tree-lighting remembrance ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on the Dilworth Hotel porch followed by dinner at Water Street Café.*
DEC. 7 - Holiday Hobby Craft Show presents 150 arts and crafts vendors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Boyne City High School, benefiting the school Booster Foundation.
DEC. 12 - Holiday Business After Hours hosted by Resort Rentals North from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at one of their vacation rental homes, 1113 Marshall Road.
DEC. 13 - Six-for-one Day for skiers on Friday, and Holiday Open House with Santa and more on Saturday night at Boyne Mountain Resort.
* = details below in this newsletter 
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Neidhamer, Conklin reelected to Boyne City Commission
Conklin Neidhamer
Tom Neidhamer                          Hugh Conklin
Incumbents Hugh Conklin and Tom Neidhamer were reelected to the Boyne City Commission in Tuesday's election, defeating challenger Barbara Malpass Young in the race for two open seats. The vote totals were 310 for Conklin , 292 for Neidhamer and 217 for Young. Neidhamer will be starting his third four-year term on the commission and has served as the city's mayor for the past four years. Conklin will be starting his second four-year term. 
BOYNE FALLS SCHOOL MILLAGE DEFEATED - Voters in the Boyne Falls Public School District turned down a sinking fund millage request by a 101 to 75 margin. The request before voters was for a levy of up to 3 mills for 10 years. In its first year the millage was expected to generate about $507,087 for the district to use for improvements and repairs to the nearly 20-year-old school building, along with technology and transportation needs. News-Review story.
Kevin Spate named Boyne City police chief as Gaither retires
Kevin Spate
Kevin Spate is sworn in by City Clerk Cindy Grice.
With the pending retirement of Boyne City Police Chief Jeff Gaither, the Boyne City Commission held a special meeting Wednesday and appointed Assistant Chief Kevin Spate as Boyne City's new chief. The city received eight applications for the Chief of Police position, and three were selected for interviews. Cain said, "Chief Gaither's retirement is leaving very big shoes to fill. His leadership style promoted a true team environment and the most professional and well-rounded department Boyne City has ever had. Kevin Spate, over his 20-plus years with the Boyne City Police Department, has continually honed his police and leadership skills, especially over the last eight years and in his role as assistant chief. 
Jeff Gaither
I have no doubt that he and the entire team we have will continue to move our department forward in the years ahead."
GAITHER RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE - The City will hold a retirement open house for outgoing Chief Jeff Gaither between 2 and 3 p.m. Friday, November 8th. The open house will be held in the second floor Commission Chambers of Boyne City Hall at 319 North Lake Street. The public is welcome to attend. Chief Gaither's retirement becomes effective at 5 p.m. Friday.
Legion, senior center, BF School and college honoring veterans
Veterans Day CEREMONY - The Boyne City American Legion will hold their annual Veterans Day ceremony in the Legion building, 302 S. Lake St., at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11. The public is invited to attend.
FREE LUNCH AT SENIOR CENTER - The Charlevoix County Transit System and the Commission on Aging are working together again to provide free lunch and free rides on Friday, Nov. 8, for senior veterans to any of the three mainland senior centers. Veterans can contact County Transit for free rides to and from the senior centers on all Tuesdays and Nov. 8 by calling 231-582-6900. They should bring their veteran ID card or a means of identifying themselves as a veteran. The senior centers will have a roast beef or pollack almondine dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, soup and apple crisp. Paul Ferris will provide music in Boyne City.
BOYNE FALLS PUBLIC SCHOOL is inviting all veterans to join them at school on Friday, November 8th for their Veterans Day ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the gymnasium and will be followed by a complimentary lunch for veterans. Other guests may purchase lunch for $5. RSVPs are appreciated - (231) 549-2211.
Veterans Night Out VETERANS NIGHT OUT Join Boyne City Hardware for their first-ever Veterans Night Out, honoring 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 at 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.
FREE BREAKFAST - North Central Michigan College will honor those who have served our country with a Veterans Day breakfast on Monday, November 11, from 8-10 a.m. in the Iron Horse Café on the Petoskey Campus.  Veterans and their family members are invited to enjoy a free breakfast served by North Central students and employees. The college's Student Veterans Association and Chase Bank are sponsoring the event to show appreciation to our local veterans and their families. No reservations are necessary.
Merchants, send us your sale details!
  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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Take this city survey to give input on Parks and Recreation Plan
City of Boyne City
The City of Boyne City is currently in the process of updating its five-year Parks and Recreation Plan. The City would like to gather as much information from the community as possible to plan and prioritize projects for the future of the parks and recreation system. An online survey has been developed as an opportunity for the community residents to give their feedback. Click the link to go directly to the survey. The survey will be available through November 17. 
The City would also like to get your feedback on two properties as a concurrent planning effort. The lower portion of Avalanche and the Open Space park are going through a preliminary design phase. It is the City's desire to prepare a design plan for these two properties to sustain a long-term improvement plan. There will be community input sessions available in January and February to gather the public's comments for the vision of these two projects. 
Please check this newsletter and the City's website at for more information about the upcoming public input opportunities.
New name in 2020 is "Off the Clock" 
Let us know if you'd like to host Business After Hours in 2020
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
What's your take on the pulse of Downtown Boyne City?
Boyne City Main Street, in conjunction with Michigan Main Street, wants your take on the pulse of Downtown Boyne City. The quick nine-question survey should take less than five minutes to complete and all information is collected anonymously. Your responses will be used to help gauge our progress and guide priorities for the coming years. Click here to take the survey.
Santa Parade, downtown open house, tree lighting on Nov. 29
Santa Parade Boyne City Main Street is pleased to present the Holiday Open House and Santa Parade on Friday, Nov. 29 (the day after Thanksgiving) from 5 to 9 p.m. A true community celebration of the season, the open house begins at 5 p.m. with refreshments at businesses throughout the downtown, and the parade starts at 6 p.m. Boyne Area Girl Scouts will light the Community Christmas Tree in Old City Park at 5 p.m. Following the tree lighting the Girl Scouts will lead holiday revelers in caroling. Santa will arrive on his horse-drawn sleigh in the parade, joined by some of his elves from the North Pole. Those participating in the parade must send in a parade registration form and line up on East Main Street between East and Park Streets starting at 5:30 p.m. The parade route will follow Lake Street to Water Street through the heart of downtown. After the parade, children can visit with Santa at a NEW LOCATION, the Sunset Park Log Cabin. For more information, contact Boyne City Main Street at 231-582-9009. Parade/Open House poster.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for the Santa Parade from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to help with road closures and to wear fun holiday costumes. Please Karen Guzniczak at 231-582-2355 if you are interested.
LIVE NATIVITY SCENE - Returning this year will be a live Nativity scene at Coldwell Banker Real Estate, 231 Water St., from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Kids can feed and pet Gunther the Camel, a donkey, goats and sheep. Hot chocolate, chili, hot dogs from Family Fare, coffee, cookies from McDonald's and sample pours from Stiggs Brewery will be provided.
BCBSM Foundation to present $50,000 "Mom Power" grant
BCBSM Foundation
The Health Department of Northwest Michigan will receive a $50,000 grant on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in Charlevoix, courtesy of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation. The funding will support "Mom Power," a program designed to address the mental health needs of mothers with young children by providing childcare and increasing access to group providers and community resources. The 10-week program aims to decrease symptoms of poor mental health in mothers, reduce parenting stress and increase positive interactions between mothers and children. 
The grant funding is provided through the Blue Cross Foundation's community health matching program, which targets community-based, nonprofit organizations in Michigan that will use the funding to develop, test or validate new techniques and programs to address the needs of its community members and produce a tangible effect in their lives. It focuses on improving access to care in an innovative way that empowers members of the community to use their health care more wisely and follow the protocol set by providers.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation gives more than $2 million each year in grants to improve research quality, cost and access to health care. Though the work of this organization is diverse and reaches various communities throughout the state, the primary focus of the BCBSM Foundation is to enable other organizations, researchers and health care experts to improve the overall health of Michigan residents.
> The grant will be presented at 10: 30 a.m. Tuesday at the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, 220 West Garfield Ave., Charlevoix.
Tree planting
Crews plant 101 trees around city
City of Boyne City crews planted 101 trees around town last week and early this week as part of the city's annual tree planting program.
Boyne Eta Nu Lights of Love honors loved ones, benefits Hospice
Lights of love
Lights of Love organizers include, from left, Connie Tenkel, Pati Scott, Candy Greene, Jeanne Marriott and Sharon Kemp.
The Boyne Eta Nu Charities annual "Lights of Love" tree lighting remembrance ceremony will take place Wednesday, December 4, at 6:30 p.m. on the Dilworth Hotel porch. This special event offers an opportunity for community members to honor and remember loved ones during the holiday season and raise money for Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist. NMHA is a non-medical hospice service specializing in volunteer and grief support for those facing illness and loss in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego Counties. In the past 32 years, Boyne Eta Nu has raised over $107,000 for Hospice.
You can help decorate our Lights of Love tree by purchasing a green, blue, red or gold light ranging from $5 to $30. For a $40 contribution, you will receive a personalized "heart of love" with the name of your loved one that will hang on the tree during the month of December. All monies collected will go to the Hospice Assist program. We will accept donations through December and distribute the personalized hearts after the New Year. 
Light of Love flyers with donation information for lights, hearts or reserving for our post-ceremony dinner at Water Street Cafe are available online, at the Boyne Area Chamber and the Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist office at 220 West Garfield, Charlevoix. Those wishing to make direct contributions may do so via mail to Pati Scott, 4408 E. Fontenoy, Boyne City MI 49712. Donations are tax-deductible and accepted through the end of this year. Please make checks payable to Boyne Eta Nu Charities.
> For additional information visit Boyne Eta Nu Charities on Facebook or contact Pati Scott at or call 231-758-2496. 
Lions, Munson, MSU partner for free diabetes screening Nov. 14
World Diabetes Day
The Boyne Valley Lions Club is working with Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital and MSU Extension Services to provide free diabetes screening for the community on World Diabetes Day, Thursday, November 14th. The screening will be held  from 10AM until 2PM at Boyne City Hall, 319 North Lake Street. Additional healthcare professionals will be on hand to answer questions and provide referrals on how diabetes affects oral care, vision, and other diabetes-related topics.  Diabetes is expected to affect 522 million people by 2030, which is why the Boyne Valley Lions and their partners are working to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the individual and to promote the role of the family in the management, care, prevention and education of the condition.
> The Lions Club meets every Wednesday at the Boyne District Library at noon. For information on becoming a Lion, contact James Richman, Membership Chairman, at
Kiwanis donation Kiwanis Club donates to Dressed for Chill
Boyne Kiwanis Club members present a check to Eta Nu to support the Dressed for Chill Project. From left are Ruth Skop, Gayle Harbaugh, Courtney Sumpter, Susan Coyle, Marnie Parrott, Ken Visser, Zachary Knott, and Scott MacKenzie. The women of Eta Nu are very grateful for the support they receive from the community for their annual Dressed for Chill Project. This project provides new winter outerwear, including jackets, snow pants, boots, hats and mittens to keep Boyne City children warm during the winter. This fall, the group has already dressed 146 students from Boyne City Elementary, Head Start and the Early Learners Program. This marks the 12th year for the project, which is truly a community effort. Donations, which are tax deductible, are welcome from individuals and businesses. Checks may be made payable to Eta Nu Charities and sent to P.O. Box 133. Boyne City, MI 49712.
Classic Instruments releases new speedometer with info screen
Classic Instruments Classic Instruments is pleased to announce its release of an all-new speedometer equipped with a digital information screen. The information screen is now available in new 3 3/8" and 4 5/8" speedometers. The gauges' first appearance was at the 2019 SEMA Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association show in Las Vegas this week. Classic Instruments is excited to share this all-new hybrid gauge that successfully melds the nostalgic taste of analog gauges with the modern convenience of a digital readout. The new screen offers classic car owners the ability to display an odometer, which "rolls" like a traditional mechanical odometer, a digital speed readout in either miles per hour or kilometers per hour, as well as a trip meter. Additionally, the user can select whether the display uses English or Metric units and each new speedometer is equipped with a step-by-step calibration mode and enhanced diagnostic features. These new speedometers equipped with information screens can be purchased from Classic Instruments direct or through any one of its authorized dealers.
County seeks business people for Planning Commission
The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners say they "would like to make every effort to appoint a member from Business and Industry to the Charlevoix County Planning Commission." Anyone interested in serving on the Planning Commission may submit their application and qualifications no later than November 20, to the Charlevoix County Clerk, 203 Antrim Street, Charlevoix. Anyone with questions may contact the County Clerk at 231-547-7200 or
Rotary plans monthly open meeting Nov. 18th at Cafe Sante
Rotary The Boyne City Rotary Club will hold an "open meeting" at 6 p.m. Monday, November 18th, at Cafe Sante. The public is invited to attend and learn how Rotary contributes to the Boyne community and how our service projects benefit people around the world. This meeting will take the place of the usual weekly held at 7 a.m. on the first, second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Boyne District Library Community Room. The club holds their evening open meeting once a month on the third Monday (except in December), and future open meetings are slated to be held at Cafe Sante.
Kiersten's Ride sponsors suicide prevention training Saturday
Kiersten's Ride, a 501(c)3 suicide prevention nonprofit organization, is sponsoring two half-day safeTALK trainings in suicide alertness skills on Saturday, Nov. 9. The sessions will be held from 9am-12-30pm or 1:30-5pm at Charlevoix Public Library, hosted by Kiersten's Ride & Farm Bureau. Flyer with details. To register, email Learn more about safeTALK and see the evidence at .
Presbyterian Church celebrates Thanksgiving all month long
Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church of Boyne City is celebrating Thanksgiving each Sunday in November at 11 a.m.
November 10: The Obstacles to Thanksgiving
November 17: The Opportunities for Thanksgiving
Their Christmas and Advent theme is "Heaven and Nature Sing: Bringing Joy to the World." There will be a "Light of Joy" Intergenerational Advent Celebration on Dec. 7 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Advent services will be on Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 11 a.m. Advent Bible Study will be held each Wednesday in December at 9:30 a.m. Christmas Eve Service at 7 p.m. will be "Joy Has Dawned" choral presentation with congregational singing, communion, and candlelight. All Sunday morning services September through May begin at 11 a.m. Sunday services begin at 10 in June, July and August.
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

   Freshman Ava Maginity finishes 7th in cross-country state finals - Story

   Boyne Resorts to start culinary apprentice program - Story

   Hoppy Hound coffee bar/dog bakery opening soon on Water Street - Story

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Higher Ground
Higher Ground At Lake Louise
John McLintock, Executive Director
10750 Stafford Road
Boyne Falls, MI 49713
(231) 549-2889
Camp Lake Louise is now Higher Ground at Lake Louise! A brand new name, but our purpose remains the same: faithfully leading campers to know, love, and serve God for over 80 years. Read more about the change. Higher Ground at Lake Louise is a Christian summer camp located in the peaceful woods of northern Michigan outside of Boyne Falls. Nestled along spring-fed Thumb Lake, Higher Ground at Lake Louise is a retreat from the hustle of life. The stars light the night sky and the laughter of campers fills the air. Higher Ground at Lake Louise offers a beautiful beach, fun lake activities and a setting away from the noises and distractions of the city. We have been serving campers of all ages for over 80 years. Each year we strive to lead campers to know God, love God, and serve God through faith in Jesus Christ. 
Pineview Cottage
Pineview Cottage
Dean Bonesteel
3498 Harbor-Petoskey Rd.
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
(231) 412-6069
ABOUT US: Pineview Cottage is northern Michigan's newest premier assisted living and memory care community located in Harbor Springs. Our upscale cottage resort setting allows our residents to feel at home in a family oriented environment. We've developed a comprehensive and completely personalized Wellness Program intended to enable each resident to enjoy life to the fullest. Just because you need a little assistance doesn't mean you have to stop living. Sometimes living alone is simply too hard. Caring for a spouse, parent or loved one with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or memory loss is challenging and requires a commitment.
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Restaurant Manager - Forty Acres is a high-energy Tavern located at the base of the Ski Area in the Village of Boyne Mountain. This location is truly the hottest spot in any Ski Area in the Midwest and is looking for a dynamic Restaurant Manager. The Restaurant Manager is responsible for supervising and coordinating all aspects of Forty Acres Tavern in overseeing all front of the house and back of the house operations. Details and online application.

Home-Delivered Meals Driver / Kitchen Helper - Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is seeking a part time Home Delivered Meals Driver/Kitchen Helper for the Boyne Area Senior Center.  This position is Monday through Friday, for the hours between 10a - 2p, for up to 20 hours a week. May through September on Wednesdays the work day hours are 3p-7p. Details.

Part-Time BookkeeperNeeds to have knowledge of original accounting books and computer accounting. Bob Mathers Ford, 231-582-6543.
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   

Splash all winter (and get a free month) with  Avalanche Bay's Winter Pass
You can splash all winter for one low price! From November 1 - 22, Avalanche Bay Waterpark is offering a 5-Month Season Pass for the price of 4 months. 
Splash as much as you want for 5 months straight with no blackout dates - including Spring Break. An individual splashes for $189, or get a pass with friends or family, and four people splash for $409. 
Buck pole
Boyne Co-op announces deadline and prizes for 8th annual Buck Pole Contest 
Boyne Co-op True Value will be hosting the 8th Annual Boyne Area Buck Pole Contest on Nov. 15 & 16. The registration and raffle fee is $20. Deadline to register is 5:30pm on Thursday, Nov. 14th at Boyne Co-op, 113 S. Park St., Boyne City. Men's Division first prize is a 270 rifle, the Women's Division first prize is a 30/60 rifle, and the Youth Division first prize is a Shoulder Mount from Northwoods Taxidermy. 
All bucks hung will receive a prize and shirt. Must be present to win raffle prizes. Hot dogs, chili and beverages will be served at 5pm with awards and raffle prizes presented at 6pm on Nov. 16th. Proceeds will benefit the Boyne Eta Nu Charities Dressed for Chill program. Call (231) 582-9971 for more information.
> Photo at right: Miki Campbell with her 10-point buck from the 2018 contest.
7 day challenge Create Studio plans 7-Day online Drawing Challenge 
Create: Community Arts Studio is hosting a 7-day, online Drawing Challenge starting this Friday, November 8th through November 14th. Participants can join by simply visiting the studio's website and uploading artwork directly to the site. Each day a new drawing prompt with be posted and artwork will be displayed in the online gallery the following day. No age restrictions apply and individuals can choose to remain anonymous. 
To view rules and submission guidelines and join the 7-Day Drawing Challenge visit:

Painting Kids can paint in their pajamas at Create Arts Studio during Earlier Than The Bird
Create Community Arts Studio will be waking up early for Boyne City's "Earlier than the Bird" event. We will be painting in our pajamas from 9 to 11 a.m. while your family enjoys a little shopping. This event is open to children and families, and children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. 
This painting is created by following along with instructor Jen Barratt. We ask participants to arrive promptly before 9 a.m. so we can begin together. Call the studio to make reservations: 231-459-4066. Drop ins are welcome but reservations are suggested. Class fee is $20 for each participating artist. There is no charge for adults assisting children.
"Hollywood Nights" to benefit Boyne Falls School on Saturday
Hollywood Nights The Logger Enrichment Organization (LEO) is hosting a Hollywood Nights  event from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 9th. Join us for a 21+ evening of fun, to include dinner, live and silent auction with entertainment by Yankee Station in the Hudson Township Hall.  Bar services are provided by Mike's Bar Catering. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple. Call (231) 549-2211 or stop at the school office to purchase tickets. All proceeds benefit the children at Boyne Falls Public School. The Logger Enrichment Organization is always looking for parent and community support to enhance the educational experiences at Boyne Falls School.
Rivalry Ski Giveaway - do you want to win green skis or blue?
Ski Rivalry Your favorite northern Michigan resort is bringing you an opportunity to ride into this season on a new pair of sticks from Shaggy's Copper Country Skis. There are two pairs up for grabs - carve corduroy on the green and white pair or rip through some fresh on maize and blue. Sooo...are you ready for some football?
Here's how to play:
  • Click here and choose your team
  • Guess the total points scored during the Michigan vs. Michigan State football game on November 16th. 
  • Fill in your info.
  • BOOM. You're in it to win it! 
Two pairs of skis, two winners. Join us at the game in Ann Arbor on November 16 in the Fanfest section of tailgate for fun, fresh swag, and a chance to touch the skis. Plus, Alterra is teaming up with us to give away a 2019/20 Ikon Pass at the game. So really, three winners.
'Spinning with a View' morning classes return to balanced living 
Spinning"Spinning with a View" has returned to  balanced living at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The cost is still only $10 per class.  No evening classes are scheduled, but if you have a group of four or more people who are willing to commit and pre-pay, evening classes can be added.  
A Belly Dancing Workshop with Lola Kennedy will be held from 10:30 a.m. - noon Saturday, November 9th. Discover the art of belly dancing; which touches on technique, building from the ground up and by the end of the class you will be shimmying across the room. Some of the benefits of belly dancing:
* It stretches and tones your body while learning a beautiful and ancient art.
* No choreography to memorize - you'll be guided to allow the music to mesmerize you while you enjoy this fun and empowering movement.
* No experience necessary - a wonderful upbeat class and fun way to enjoy exercising with friends.
* The movements of belly dance sculpt and firm your body, while increasing stamina and grace.
* Workshop includes warm up, basic moves and techniques, plus relaxation.
* Hip skirts are provided.
Workshop fee is $20 if pre-registered and $25 at the door.
> Click here to register online. balanced living is located at 101 River Street.
Hotel has a 2-for-1 offer for military/emergency responders
Hotel Walloon Hotel Walloon would like to formally express their appreciation to all military personnel and emergency responders (firefighters, EMS, law enforcement and gold star families) by inviting them to stay at Hotel Walloon. The entire month of November, the hotel is offering a special promotion to purchase one night's stay and receive the next night free, compliments of the hotel. 
Hotel Walloon is a privately-owned AAA Four Diamond luxury boutique hotel with 32 unique guest rooms. The hotel features complimentary valet service, a private bar exclusively for hotel guests and four complimentary food offerings during the day including continental breakfast, fresh snacks, an assortment of hors d'oeuvres in the evening, followed by a dessert display. The hotel also offers a billiards room, 24-hour fitness facility and an outdoor heated spa whirlpool.Just a few steps away is the casual experience of Barrel Back Restaurant or the fine dining establishment, the Walloon Lake Inn. We are centrally located between Petoskey, Charlevoix and Boyne City. We encourage guests to explore the natural beauty that Northern Michigan has to offer, all while enjoying the vintage elegance and warm environment of the hotel. 
Hotel Walloon cannot thank our military and emergency responders enough for what they do every day. Please call the front desk concierge to inquire about rates and availability at (231) 535-5000. For more information visit
> Special rate details: Must book two consecutive nights and show valid form of military ID or emergency responder ID upon check-in. Valid November 1-30.  
Farmers Market continues indoors at City Hall on Saturdays
The Boyne City Farmers Market continues in the lobby of City Hall from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday. This year-round Farmers Market is packed full of beautiful produce, greens, homemade goodies and so much more. 
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 - Thanks to our sponsors, Blissfest and Grain Train:  Nov. 9th - Owen James, 16th - Dwain Martin, 23rd - Sean Miller. There will be no market on Nov. 30th. Dec. 7th - Mike Bass, 14th - Liz Thorp, 21st - Kirby, 28th - Dolph.
> 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
Wellness Workshop offers healthy Thanksgiving eating class  
Wellness Workshop
The Munson Charlevoix Wellness Workshop is offering cholesterol screenings, a workshop on The Art of Healthy Eating "A Green Thanksgiving", and Evening Yoga Workshops. The Wellness Workshop is located at 411 Bridge Street in Charlevoix.
Wellness Wednesday Cholesterol Screening is every Wednesday from 8am-11am. Health screens include: Total Cholesterol, HDL, TC/HDL Ratio, Glucose Level, Body Mass Index Score, Muscle and Fat Percentages, and a Blood Pressure Reading. Cost for the service is $15, no appointment necessary. Participants will receive all test results at the time of the screening and a "Know Your Numbers" log to track progress. A Registered Nurse will adapt health consultation and educational materials to individual results. For more information, contact the office of Community Health Education at the Wellness Workshop at 231-437-3482 or by email at
The Art of Healthy Eating "A Green Thanksgiving" is the theme of the plant-based cooking class on November 13th at the Wellness Workshop from 6pm-8pm. Come and learn how to make this year's "big meal" a little healthier without losing the flavor. Other classes in this series include: December 4th "Vegietizers & Potlucks," January 8th "New Year Reboot," and February 12th "Valentine's Day Raw Chocolates." Cost is $25 per person, per class. Call (231) 437-3482 to register. 
Evening Yoga on Mondays is offered from 5:15-6:15pm. Cost is $10 per class or purchase an 11-class punch card for $75 for those 59 years and under and $50 for those 60 years and over. Punch card is good for all Yoga and Body Fit classes. As always, your first class is free. For more information, call 231-437-3482 or email

Pint & Paint planned for tonight at Stiggs Brewery
Pint _ Paint Stiggs Brewery's next "Pint and Paint" is scheduled for tonight, 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.
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. The studio opens at 6 p.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 6:30-9:30 p.m. Let's Paint! is intended to be an adult getaway to relax and have time for yourself and socialize with friends. 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 . 
> More information on Let's Paint and upcoming sessions, which start on Nov. 12 and 19.
Library programs include Holiday Card Make & Take and genealogy
Information for all Boyne District Library events and programs can also be found online at
Holiday Card Make & Take will be held Saturday, November 9th from 10am-12 noon. Participants will have pre-cut projects to work on, as well as time and materials to create their own, one-of-a-kind holiday cards. Adults only please. RSVP required at  or call 231-582-7861. Free program, materials included. 
Genealogy Genealogy: Getting Started Q & A will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 10th with Patrick McCleary. RSVP appreciated.
Greasy Pages Book Club: the Youth Department is sponsoring a book club for kids ages 11-17 that meets on the second Thursday of every month, 5-6 pm. The next meeting is November 14th. We will discuss this month's book selection, "The Jumbies," by Tracey Baptiste while eating pizza. Free copies of the book are available to those interested. RSVP. Limited space available!
Consumers Education Series continues with "Personal Finance." Join us Thursday, November 21st at 6pm as BCHS and NCMC business teacher Andy Place gives us some tips about how to handle personal finances. Adults and teens 14+ are welcome. Free class, but RSVP required online or call 231-582-7861. Join us at 5:30pm for a light dinner.
Lunchtime Brown Bag Book Club next meeting is Tuesday, November 26th from 12-1pm. Come late, leave early, bring your lunch, and plan to spend your lunch time with us to discuss our book of the month, The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown.
Thanksgiving hours: Boyne District Library will close early at 5pm on Wednesday, November 27th, and will be closed all day Thursday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The library will re-open at 9am Friday, November 29th. 
Additional adult and family programs in November include:
 * 9am Mondays, free Yoga Class with Reb Andrews, No class November 11th.
 * 10am Mondays, Toddler Tales & Tunes
 * 10am Tuesdays, Storytime
 * Beginning Computer Classes every Tuesday at 2pm. 
 * Tai Chi Club meets every Wednesday, 10am, cost is $5 per session. 
  * A Special Movie Group meets at 11am every third Friday each month for special needs adult patrons. RSVP required and caregivers must attend.
 * The Boyne District Library Book Club meets at 7pm on November 25th. This month's book is The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon.
Only a few days left for Garden Club wreath and garland sale
wreath The deadline is Saturday to place your order for the Boyne Valley Garden Club's 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 November 9th. Completed order forms can be dropped off at the Chamber Office during regular hours. 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.
Boyne Kiwanis, Charlevoix Hospital host Turkey Trot 5k runs
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.
> MUNSON CHARLEVOIX HOSPITAL will host their 9th annual 5k Turkey Trot at 8:30 on Thanksgiving morning. The run/walk starts and ends at the hospital parking lot (14700 Lake Shore Drive). Register online, in person at our Wellness Workshop (411 Bridge St., Charlevoix) or on the day of the event from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Register by November 24th to guarantee your long-sleeved t-shirt - or upgrade to a sweatshirt. Early shirt pickup available from 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 27 at the Wellness Workshop. Please bring a non-perishable food item to help support local food pantries. Costumes and leashed pets are encouraged - and you can get your photos taken at our photo booth. The Wellness Workshop will be open from 8:30-11am to serve as a warming station along the Turkey Trot route, providing hot chocolate, a warm place to rest, and use of the restroom or baby changing station as needed. New this year, medals for gold, silver and bronze will be awarded in several categories. Registration and details.
BCHS dinner theater sold out; Show only tickets available
Boyne Meets Broadway Boyne Meets Broadway dinner theater tickets are sold out but show-only tickets are available for performances on Friday & Saturday, Nov. 22-23. The  90-minute Broadway revue will begin around 7:30 followed by dessert and coffee in the Commons. 
Tickets for the show are $15 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.
Senior center honors veterans with free lunch on Friday
Senior Center The Boyne Area Senior Center is hosting daily lunches on weekdays including a  Veterans Appreciation Event on Friday, November 8. Please join us in thanking our veterans.
Join us an any of the Charlevoix County senior centers on Friday, November 22, for our Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration.
The Boyne Area Senior Center Fit and Balance Class times have changed to 10a to 11a every Wednesday and Friday.
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is excited to collaborate with AARP to provide a Driving Safety Class to our aging community on Wednesday, November 13, from 10a-4p at our East Jordan Senior Center. This course is intended as a review and could potentially save our aging adults money on their car insurance. (Please check with your individual automotive insurance carrier to see what your personal savings would be by completing the class) To sign up, contact Brenda at (231) 536-7831.
All county senior centers and the Commission on Aging Office will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, in celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday. 
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 Boyne Area Senior Center is located at 411 E. Division St., Boyne City, 231-582-6682. Site coordinator is Loretta Bayless .
Lectures look at robotics competition, India, conspiracy theories 
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 the upcoming lectures:
November 15 -  First Robotics international robotics competition for high school students is said to be the ultimate sport for the mind, and Petoskey High School is in the thick of it.
November 22 - Urban sustainability in India: Is it possible?
December 6 - Conspiracy theories, fake news, media and politics.
December 13 - Kayaking Lake Superior.
> 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:
  Mondays, 6-9 p.m.: Nov. 10th, 17th & 24th - Sean Bielby.
  Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.: Nov. 11th - Holly Keller; 18th & 25th - Phillip McLellan.
  Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.: Nov. 13th & 20th - Pete Kehoe; 27th - Michelle Chenard.
BC LANES & THE VENUE SPORTS BAR , 1199 S. M-75, Boyne City. (231) 582-6353.
Open 7 days a week: Sunday 1-9PM, Mon-Thurs 3-10PM, Fri & Sat 3PM-12AM
FISH FRY - All you can eat fish fry on Fridays, $11.99 4-10PM,  served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR - Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM,  $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft.
LIVE MUSIC, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight:
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 afternoon, Nov. 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. 
* 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
* Nov. 15th Deer Widows Ladies Night food & drink specials and music
* MSU/UofM Tailgate Party - November 16 - game time specials
FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m. unless noted.
Nov. 8 - Jelly Rolls, 9 pm-12 a.m.
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, 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, November 9th - Live music (Chris Calleja) from 1:30-5:30pm.
Wine Stomp > Saturday and Sunday, November 9th/10th - Petoskey Wine Region Harvest Stomp Event - enjoy an appetizer and wine pairing tasting at each of the 13 wineries in the region ($50/person).  Tickets can be purchased at our tasting room.
> Friday and Saturday, November 15th/16th - Boyne Valley Vineyards One Month Anniversary Celebration - Live music with Sean Bielby on Friday from 5:30-8:30pm, Shop and Sip and UM/MSU game on Saturday.

 CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Americano breakfast special - 2 eggs your way, herbed potatoes, toast and jam, and a beverage for $7. Monday through Friday, 8-11am.
> Mondays, 6-9 p.m.:  $5 pizza special and Nathan Bates performs.
> Wednesdays and Thursdays - Winter Biergarten menu of German food and $5 German beers, 11 a.m. to closing.  .
> Friday 29th 8-11pm - Pete Kehoe performs.
> Saturday 30th 8-11pm - Under the Moon performs
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. 
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.
  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!)
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.:
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:
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
Two Track Mind
Two-Track Mind performs at The Whi-Ski Inn Nov. 27.
Friday, Nov. 22 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, Nov. 23 - Sydni K, 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 29 - Chris Koury 
Saturday, Nov. 30 - Jeff Pagel

THE WHI-SKI INN, 2670 US-131 South, Boyne Falls, 231-549-3346
Nov. 27 - Two-Track Mind performs, 7-10 p.m.
Nov. 28 - Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 12-4 p.m. Details.  
Nov. 30 - Nelson Olstrom performs, 7-10 p.m.
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, 115 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.
Astronomy Club
NORTHERN MICHIGAN ASTRONOMY CLUB - Rod Cortright will present on the Very Large Array, the largest radio observatory in North America. The VLA has made significant contributions to our knowledge of the universe. The meeting will be at the Wildwood Observatory, located one mile north of Boyne City at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 14th, at 1825 Wildwood Heights Road. The Wildwood Observatory is a small private observatory built by Rod and Michelle Cortright. It is used for observing and astrophotography. The club was formed in 2011 to promote interest in astronomy in the Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet County area. All are welcome. Directions and details
KINDER CLOSET at Christ Lutheran Church is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on November 9th 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.
Leaf pickup LAST CHANCE FOR LEAF PICKUP - The City of Boyne City's leaf pickup program will end with final pickups on Friday, Nov. 8 and Monday, Nov. 11. Set bagged leaves curbside 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.
Lifetree Cafe
HOW TO GET A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 6:30. The program, titled "Zzzz...Practical Help for Getting a Better Night's Sleep," features a filmed interview with Kat Duff, the author of The Secret Life of Sleep. "Insufficient sleep has been called the number-one killer in the western world," said Duff. Sleep experts estimate that nearly 75 percent of adult's experience sleep-disorder symptoms at least a few nights per week. Participants will get practical tips for getting a good night's rest, explore the cost of insufficient sleep, consider the benefits of a good night's sleep, and discover the truth about common myths about sleep.
> 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
VISIT BOYNE TRADING CO., 109 East Water St. this weekend for storewide savings. Find quality BoyneWear along with Vera Bradley and Life is Good, all at 20% off. Open daily and Friday and Saturday til 8 p.m.
OFFICE SPACE - 16 x 12 ft. at 120 Water Street in downtown Boyne City. All utilities included including free Internet. One-year lease at $350/month + security deposit. Call 231-675-5014.
OFFICE SPACE - 5 month rental. Fully furnished office in a small house in Boyne City. All the comforts of home including office desks (2), storage space, 3 ft x 6 ft conference table, WIFI, printer, TV and utilities included. Lots of parking, Available December 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020. $1200 per month. Call Sue at 602-677-1953.
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. 
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