Boyne City selected as Great American Main Street Award semifinalist for 3rd time
Boyne City is one of eight communities selected as a semifinalist for the Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA). Given out by the National Main Street Center, the award recognizes communities for their excellence in comprehensive preservation-based commercial district revitalization. This is the third time Boyne City has been a semifinalist.
"The Great American Main Street Award is a top honor within the commercial district revitalization field," said Patrice Frey, President and CEO of the National Main Street Center. "These eight outstanding semifinalists have demonstrated the impressive economic and community growth that is possible when commercial districts harness the power of the Main Street Approach."
GAMSA semifinalists were selected from a nationwide pool of accredited Main Street America applicants based on their successful and innovative uses of the Main Street Approach™. Criteria includes: volunteer, partner, and community engagement; community transformation; commitment to historic preservation; impactful public/private partnerships, entrepreneurship development; people-centered design; and the community's approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 100 communities have been recognized as winners since the award's inception in 1995.
Boyne City Main Street began nearly 17 years ago and has served as a catalyst for many downtown Boyne City, and Boyne community projects. This includes Boyne Thunder, Stroll the Streets, Boyne City Farmers Market, Veterans Park pavilion project and much more. More importantly, the program has involved hundreds of community members and volunteers and many important partnerships to help bring the community's vision for downtown to life.
"Boyne City Main Street is honored to be named a GAMSA semifinalist alongside a great line-up of communities from across the U.S. This is for each and every community member that has helped make this possible over the last 17 years," Rob Swartz, Boyne City Main Street Board Chair said.
The GAMSA winners will be announced on May 18, at the National Main Street Center's Main Street Now Conference in Dallas, Texas.
Celebrate all that is chocolate at Chocolate Covered Boyne
There are many reasons to spend the day in Boyne City, but nothing as sweet as chocolate indulgences throughout downtown. Chocolate Covered Boyne is your chance to experience chocolate treats and good deals at participating businesses on February 14 & 15 during regular store hours, in celebration of Valentine's Day. This event is a great way to chase away the winter blues and indulge in delectable creations, all conveniently located in downtown Boyne City.
The event culminates in a CHOCOLATE DESSERT CONTEST
from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, at the Boyne City High School Hospitality Program classroom in the downtown Education Center building across the street from the library. Enter through the door on Main Street. This "tasty" competition, hosted by last year's winner, the Hospitality Class, is open to the public. Be a part of the action as our guest judges sample desserts prepared by local restaurants.
Dessert tasting will be free and the Hospitality students will have lunches available for purchase. There will be both a judges award and people's choice award, and the winners take home a trophy and chocolate bragging rights.
> Restaurants can check out the Dessert Contest details and sign up to participate by filling out this form.
> MERCHANTS & RESTAURANTS
- Email your Chocolate-Covered Boyne specials to
The earlier you send it, the longer we are able to promote it!
WELCOME, NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!
Wangeman & Associates
Kurt Wangeman, Owner
Rockford, MI 49341
ABOUT US: Locally owned, providing cleaning products to residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Boyne Area and all of Greater Northern Michigan.
DID YOU KNOW...?
How to use and process Chamber Checks
As a Chamber member, the benefit of using Chamber Checks is open to you, and we hope you will participate in this effort to keep money local. Each year the Chamber sells thousands of dollars worth of Chamber Checks, ensuring that money is spent in our local economy. Chamber Checks are issued through Charlevoix State Bank by the Boyne Chamber and are redeemable just like a personal check.
EASY FOR BUSINESSES TO ACCEPT - Chamber Checks are easy to use since they are an official bank check.
So when a merchant receives a payment with a Chamber Check, they can deposit it for the full face value in their bank account as they would any other check deposit.
There is no need to return them to the chamber office for reimbursement like the old Boyne Bucks program. Since Chamber Checks are prepaid, just like a gift card, there is no need to worry if the check will clear.
WHAT ABOUT CHANGE? - It is up to each business to determine if change or store credit is given for Chamber Checks that exceed the purchase amount.
BOYNE BUCKS ARE STILL GOOD and will be redeemable with us for the through December, 2021. Member businesses should continue to turn in Boyne Bucks as you get them, and you will be reimbursed.
QUESTIONS? If you have any questions about Chamber Checks, call the Chamber at 231-582-6222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vineyard to host Chamber business networking on Feb. 20th
Boyne Valley Vineyards will host the Boyne Area Chamber's "Off The Clock" business networking social from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 20th. The vineyard is located just south of Petoskey at 5325 US 131 North, Boyne Falls. Off The Clock is the new name for Business After Hours, the chamber's monthly business networking event held at member businesses. Chamber members and the public are invited to attend. There is no charge for admission or refreshments, and wine tasting will be featured.
At the Chamber's recent Awards Gala, Boyne Valley Vineyards was recently given the Rising Star Award, recognizing a new business that "has brought something new, stimulating and valuable to the community." The business is a family-owned and operated winery focused on the production of local cold hardy wines. Since 2016, owners Tom and Christi Mahaney have planted nearly 3,000 grape vines at their 14-acre Boyne City-area site as well as at the 25-acre property along U.S. 131 where the tasting room opened a few months ago. Tasting Room hours are 12-6 p.m. daily, closed on Tuesday.
Mark your calendar for future Off The Clock business networking from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted:
- February 20th - Boyne Valley Vineyards, 5325 US 131 North, Boyne Falls
- March 19th - Lynda's Real Estate Service, 27 S Lake St., Boyne City
- April 16th - Catt Development, Edward Jones, and Boyne City Massage & Wellness, 1 Water Street, Boyne City
- NEW! May 20th - Regional Business After Hours, hosted by East Jordan Chamber, location to be announced, 5:30-8 p.m.
Truestream fiber internet info session planned for Feb. 12
Great Lakes Energy and Truestream will host a fiber internet informational session from 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Petoskey Middle School. The event is free and open to Great Lakes Energy electric members who are eligible for Truestream, the cooperative's new fiber internet and voice network. Truestream is currently available to Great Lakes Energy members in Emmet County with expansion beginning in Antrim and Charlevoix counties later this year.
Event attendees will learn more about Truestream's service offerings, which include internet plans with speeds up to 1 Gig with no data caps and no contracts. The event also includes an educational how-to session on streaming TV services.
Petoskey Middle School is located at 801 Northmen Drive, Petoskey.
Mushroom Festival sponsor details listed; Deadline is March 1
Sponsorship letter: Celebrating Morels for 60 Years:
Every spring hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the state, country and world travel to small-town Boyne City, Michigan seeking and celebrating the marvelous morel mushroom. Found in the woods of beautiful northern Michigan, the elusive morel is savored by those lucky enough to find this delectable treat. The NATIONAL Morel Mushroom Festival features morel hunts, tastings, seminars, live entertainment, a craft show and more from May 14-17.
The Festival is a 501(c)(5) organization and prides itself in giving back to the community. Festival proceeds go to college scholarships awarded to Charlevoix county high school students. As a nonprofit, the festival runs entirely on donations, volunteers and, most importantly, sponsors. The current sponsorship levels are:
Gold: "The Motherload" $3,000
Silver: "Elusive Morel" $1,000
Bronze: "Zoomin' Shroom" $500
Star: "Fun-gi" $250
Patron: "Trillium" $100
Full sponsorship details. The benefits are available if the sponsorship is received prior to the festival print deadline of March 1, 2020.
Please call or email with any questions. Donations can be made to the National Morel Mushroom Festival and mailed to PO Box 184 Boyne City, MI 49712. Thank you for your consideration, and we hope you and your family visit us to experience this unique northern Michigan event celebrating its 60th anniversary year.
Jessica White-Belford, Sponsorship Coordinator
Paint the Town Red seeks sponsor support for May 2nd event
From the Boyne City Booster Foundation:
We are pleased to announce the Boyne City Booster Foundation's 10th annual "Paint the Town Red" night. This spectacular event will be held on Saturday, May 2, at Boyne Mountain Resort's Civic Center.
Your support of "Paint the Town Red" is vital to the success of our school programs. Proceeds from this community event will provide funding for programs and activities in the Arts, Athletics and Academics for the students of Boyne City Public Schools. Working collectively, we were able to grant $53,000 in requests last year providing a variety of opportunities, experiences, equipment, and innovation for our children.
The Boyne City Booster Foundation would welcome your support this year as a sponsor for this amazing event. For your donation, you will receive sponsor recognition, tickets to the event, and a variety of rewards based on your level of contribution. Please review this sponsorship information. We hope that you will find a level that suits your business needs.
We hope that we can count on you to partner with us to make this "Paint the Town Red" the best one ever. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sheri Fitzpatrick, 231.675.0359,
> Event tickets are $60, available at Lynda's Real Estate Service, 27 S. Lake St., and State Farm Insurance, 219 S. Lake St.
Health Department closely monitoring Novel Coronavirus
The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is closely monitoring information regarding the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) and will share information with medical providers, community partners, and the public as it becomes available.
Health Department officials are working with community partners to ensure that we are prepared should a local threat arise, however at this time the risk for Coronavirus is relatively low due to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) travel restrictions. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath and appear 2-14 days after exposure.
According to Medical Director Dr. Joshua Meyerson, "at this time the risk regionally is low, but we are closely monitoring the situation as it evolves. We are prepared to assist individuals in our area who may have had recent travel in China as well as provide guidance to our area physicians on appropriate testing should the need arise."
Taking steps to prevent the flu and respiratory viruses is important, especially with the widespread nature of the flu virus in our area. Everyday preventive actions from the CDC include:
- Getting your flu shot (it's not too late).
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.
Stormy Kromer owner is keynote speaker for April 24 luncheon
||Stormy Kromer owner Bob Jacquart
The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) is excited to announce the 2020 NLEA Annual Lunch keynote speaker is Bob Jacquart, owner of Stormy Kromer, a legendary brand with a great story. Following in the tradition of entrepreneurs telling their stories, Jacquart joins the ranks of entrepreneurs like Joe Short of Short's Brewing Company and Tom Moran of Moran Iron Works who wowed the crowd as keynote speakers at past Annual Lunch events.
Don't miss out on this exciting event to hear first-hand the story of Stormy Kromer, and celebrate economic development in our region. Follow this link to purchase your tickets for the April 24th luncheon at Boyne Mountain Resort. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the event starts at 11:30. Tickets are $25 per person and you may purchase up to 8 for a table of 8.
O'Connor resigns from United Way to lead new event venue in EJ
Anora O'Connor, executive director of Char-Em United Way, has submitted her notice of resignation. Anora shared in her letter, "It is with a heavy heart and careful consideration that I submit my resignation. I feel truly honored to have had the opportunity to re-ignite the spirit at Char-Em United Way and I know the momentum that was created will not be lost. I wish the entire Board, Rebeca and Matt much love and respect as CEUW continues to make an impact in our community." Anora has been hired to manage The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix, a new wedding and event facility in East Jordan. This unexpected opportunity brings her back to her roots in hospitality and allows her to work closer to home.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Jeffrey Neill, Board President said. "Anora has done so much to lift us up and breathe new life into the work we do, she has truly made a difference. We were lucky to have had her work with us over the last 13 months and hopefully into the future in another capacity. Our work will continue to make our communities stronger and give opportunity to people in need."
Anora has the flexibility to stay and help with a smooth transition as the Board of Directors strategizes the next steps in leadership at Char-Em United Way. Full press release.
Take control of your financial future with Dave Ramsey class
Take control of your financial future once and for all with a money class that will change your life. Chamber member Kim Mettler will be leading a new Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Class, starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at the Boyne District Library. Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson class on money management taught by America's most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more.
Check out all the details and sign up today
Questions? Contact coordinator Kim Mettler at
or (313) 617-3623.
Informational Meet & Greet is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Lake Charlevoix Coffee in Boyne City.
Kiersten's Ride sponsors two-day suicide prevention training
Kiersten's Ride, a 501(c)3 suicide prevention nonprofit organization, is sponsoring a two-day workshop in suicide intervention skills. The ASIST
(Applied Suicide Intervention Training) will be held from 8:15am-4:30pm Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10, at the United Methodist Church, 201 4th St., East Jordan, sponsored by the East Jordan Family Health Center.
To register, email your name, cell #, role in community and county you live in to
. Flyer with details. Learn more about ASIST and see the evidence at www.livingworks.net/ASIST. Kiersten's Ride Facebook page.
Questions? Call Lisa 231-675-5047.
Northern Homes offers workshops on home buying and budgeting
Northern Homes is offering free workshops for Homebuying Education and $Money Smart Financial Budgeting. These workshops will help realize your homebuying goals or your goal to better manage your money. You will learn about credit reports, credit scores and the various steps involved in purchasing a home.
These workshops are being offered in Petoskey at the Maple Village Apartments on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. and in Boyne City at the Northern Homes office on the second Saturday of each month (Feb. 8) at 9 a.m. Additional workshops can be found on our website,
, under the event tab or by visiting our
To register for any workshop, contact your local HUD Certified Housing Counselor, Jill Nickhah at (231) 582-6436.
Conservation District tree sale details, order forms available
Information on the Charlevoix Conservation District Spring Tree Sale fundraiser has just been released. Details and order forms can be found on the Tree Sale page of the district website
. Order forms are also available at the district office at 303 North St. Boyne City, or through mail or email. Contact Alison Adams at 231-582-6193 or email@example.com for more information on how to have one sent to you. Adams said the tree inventory is first come, first served. There is no deadline for orders, however the pick-up weekend for orders is always the last weekend in April - Friday, April 24th from 2-5pm and Saturday, April 25th from 9am-noon. Any additional or discounted trees will be available after 9am on Saturday.
Out of town for the winter? Check out our live webcams
> Lake Charlevoix Live/Sunset Park, Lynda's Real Estate Service - Webcam.
> Downtown Boyne City, Brett Binkley/Pat O'Brien office - Webcam.
> Camp Michigania, Walloon Lake - Webcam.
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BCHS Drama presents Gershwin musical opening March 13
BCHS Drama is presenting George Gershwin's 2012 Tony Award-winning musical, "Nice Work If You Can Get It." Performances will be in the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center March 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7 pm.
This screwball comedy is a surefire crowd-pleaser, with classic Gershwin tunes, romance, exuberant production numbers, and a hilarious script poking fun at class snobbery in the Prohibition era of the 1920's. The storyline might be new to you, but you will recognize classic songs such as Fascinating Rhythm, Someone to Watch Over Me, S'wonderful, I've Got a Crush on You, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off and Lady Be Good.
> Reserved seat tickets are available at boynehs.tix.com. Patron seats are $15 and general priced seats are $10.
BC Hardware's Feb. 15th Chili Cook-Off benefits Kiersten's Ride
Stop in and warm up with chili made by Boyne City Hardware employees and vote for your favorite at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. All proceeds from the 3rd Annual Employee Chili Cook Off will go to Kiersten's Ride, and Boyne City Hardware will match the final dollar amount. Suggested donation is $5.
Kiersten's Ride is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing help, hope, and healing through suicide prevention programs in Northern Lower Michigan.
Miles is also having a hot chocolate and coffee stand with proceeds going to the fundraiser.
Past beneficiaries of the Chili Cook Off include Charlevoix Area Humane Society and Boyne Area Free Clinic.
Long Road Distillery plans Valentine's Day Chocolate & Spirits tasting
Treat your Valentine (and yourself) to a Cocktail, Chocolate and Spirits tasting with Long Road Distillers and Mokaya Chocolate Boutique at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14th. Belly up to Long Road's tasting bar, and be guided through the flavors of four unique pairings. Each pairing will include a splash of spirit, a sample of cocktail and a hand-crafted Mokaya chocolate made with Long Road spirits. Online tickets are $50 per couple. Long Road Distillers is located at 118 Water Street, Boyne City.
Library hosts Feb. 9th Genealogy program with Patrick McCleary
Boyne District Library events:
Sunday, February 9th
Monday, February 10th
9:30am Toddler Tales & Tunes
Tuesday, February 11th
10am Preschool Storytime
6pm Library Board Meeting
Friday, February 14th
11:30am-1pm Tiny Fest
Celebrate the small stuff. Make tiny food, tiny crafts, and more.
Hang out at the library after a tiny half-day of school. Ages 10-18.
Leapin' Lizards on February 29th with Raven Hill Discovery Center. Family Dinner Book Club starts in March and Craft Supplies Swap Meet on March 14th.
Friends Film Series: Juno (2007, PG-13, Drama/Romance, 1h36m), Friday, Feb. 7.
When precocious teen Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) becomes pregnant, she chooses a failed rock star and his wife (Jennifer Garner) to adopt her unborn child. Complications occur when Mark, the prospective father, begins viewing Juno as more than just the mother of his future child, putting both his marriage and the adoption in jeopardy.
Free admission, snacks available for donation. The film series continues on the first and third Fridays of February and March at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
Avalanche Preserve seeks donations of ice skates and sleds
From the City of Boyne City: We are beginning to run low on ice skates in the warming house at Avalanche Preserve in Boyne City. Some have gotten old, broken, and just plain worn out. We seem to be lacking mostly on the larger scale from sizes 7 to 13. With your donation, you could help us out a lot. If you have unused skates laying around, please donate them here so they can be used to help us all out instead of them collecting the dust in your garage. Sled donations are also always a bonus. Skates and sleds are loaned out for day use at no cost.
> Regular hours of operation for the warming house are as follows (weather permitting):
Monday - Friday..................4 - 9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday...........11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
RSN broadcasts big Friday basketball games vs. TC St. Francis
The Rambler Sports Network will broadcast the Boyne City High School boys and girls basketball games as they host Traverse City St. Francis this Friday, February 1st. Both games are key match-ups. For the boys, the Gladiators are 9-2 and ranked 9th in the state by the Detroit Free Press and lead the Lake Michigan Conference with a 6-0 record, while Boyne is 10-2. The Gladiators won their previous meeting in a close game in Traverse City. The Rambler girls boast a 10-3 record, and TCSF is 8-3.
This game is Winter Season Senior Night in Boyne City with a "Respect the Rowdies" T-Shirt Giveaway featured. The RSN broadcast begins at 5:15 p.m. with the girls game, followed by the boys game.
Click here to watch the broadcast
; you will be prompted to enter your email address and a password, which is 02.07, always the date of the game. You won't want to miss all the exciting action this Friday. The Boyne City/St. Francis game will be rebroadcast on NewsNet Channel 13 for Charter/Spectrum Cable users, at 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.
> Here is the upcoming Rambler Sports Network winter broadcast schedule:
Feb. 7 - Boys vs. Traverse City St. Francis
Feb. 11 - Boys basketball vs. Charlevoix
Feb. 25 - Boys and girls vs. Harbor Springs
Sommerset Pointe plans TGIFish Fry and Valentine's dinner
The T.G.I. Fish Fry continues every Friday night at Sommerset Pointe. It's all you can eat and is served with French fries and cole slaw for just $17. Other options on the menu are Butternut Squash Bisque, Caesar Salad and Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder served with Pomme Puree, Roasted Carrots and Green Beans for $15. Current menu.
Sommerset is also planning a special Valentine's Dinner for $50. The first course is Parsnip Bisque, followed by Caesar Salad and an entree choice of Lobster Pappardelle or Steak Poivre, with chocolate Pot de Creme for dessert. Details.
> For reservations
, call 231-582-9900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Crooked Tree Community Orchestras concert is Sunday
Join the Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Music's Community Orchestras as they present their annual Winter Concert in the CTAC Theater on Sunday, February 9 at 2:30 p.m.
The CTAC Concert Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra will perform selections highlighting the diversity of string orchestra repertoire. From medieval French love songs to Bach concertos to Japanese-influenced modern compositions, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. The concert will also feature performances from CTAC's Little Stars and Intermediate Strings classes. The concert is free and open to the public.
The CTAC School of Music is grateful for the community's support, and looks forward to showcasing their talents for all to enjoy. This concert is free and open to the public.
For more information about the CTAC School of Music or the Winter Concert, visit
or call (231) 347-4337. The Crooked Tree Arts Center is located at 461 E. Mitchell Street, downtown Petoskey.
Unique workshops begin this month at balanced living
Balanced living yoga studio is hosting a number of unique workshops and classes this month. For details and registration, visit their website events page.
Frequencies and Full Moon Flow Workshops with Kayla Cross and Marlee Sue is held from 6 - 8 p.m. starting Feb. 7. The workshop fee is $20 if pre-registered/$25 at the door. Workshops pair sound therapy with yoga to heal the mind and body. Participants will focus on the attributes specific to the moon for the month of the workshop.
Friday, February 7th ~ Astrological Sign - Leo/The Lion ~ Chakra - Heart
Sunday, March 8th ~ Astrological Sign - Virgo/The Maiden ~ Chakra - Solar Plexus
Wednesday, April 8th ~ Astrological Sign - Aries/The Ram ~ Chakra - Third Eye
Belly Dancing Workshops
with Lola Kennedy, 10:30 - noon, $25 if pre-registered/$30 at the door. These will be held on Saturdays, Feb. 8, March 14 and April 11.
Crystal Immersion Workshop Series with Jaime Brandt,
Saturday, February 22nd, two hours, $25. Intro to Crystal Healing, Cleansing Crystals, Programming Crystals/Meditation.
Saturday, February 29th, two hours, $25. Crystal Grids, Arrays, Altars. Crystal Elixirs/Essences.
Saturday, March 7th, two hours, $25. Crystals and Chakras, Crystal Body Layouts.
Saturday, March 14th, 90 minutes, $20. Crystal Meditation.
Tarot returns to balanced living - On Tuesday afternoons, Danielle Kimble offers her talents, beginning at the apprentice level rate, temporarily, of $10 per person. Walk-ins welcome, but pre-registration on our website is suggested. Danielle will be chucking cards from 4 - 6 p.m. with five back-to-back 10-minute reads. All reads will be 10 minutes until further notice. Danielle has been reading professionally and privately since 2012.
Steve Valley now teaching Tai Chi at Elite Energetics
Elite Energetics is excited to announce that Steve Valley will be teaching the ancient martial art of Tai Chi at the office every Monday and Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. Not only does Tai Chi slow down your central nervous system and help your body heal but through breath and movement you will find peace of mind. Steve makes it fun. Join us and get that winter energy flowing for $15 per class. Contact Karen Wright 231-675-0015 with any questions. Elite Energetics is located at 500 N Lake St, Suite F, Boyne City.
A great space for events, dinners, parties in downtown Boyne City
Looking for a space for an event? Let us help you. Pine Lake Lodge is an event space in the heart of downtown Boyne City. The lodge is rustic and full of character with historic brick walls bordering a large open space that overlooks downtown Boyne City and Lake Charlevoix. Pine Lake Lodge offers space for events such as group dinners and parties, non-profit fundraiser events, business meetings, rehearsal dinners and more. It's a spacious area with seating for 75 people. During the summer, take advantage of the large balcony for additional event space. Our large catering menu provides a variety of meal choices as well as a full-service bar for your event. No facility charge for local non-profit groups and community events. Call 231.675.3306 or email email@example.com to reserve your dates.
Walloon Winterfest features indoor & outdoor fun on Feb. 22
The Village of Walloon Lake is hosting the 3rd Annual Walloon Winterfest on Saturday, February 22nd, from 1-4 p.m. The event will take place at Barrel Back Restaurant, The Village Green Park, and Tommy's Walloon.
Winterfest is a family-friendly event, with indoor and outdoor activities for kids of all ages. There will be complimentary ice skate rentals in a variety of sizes, and free skating at the ice rink in the Village Green Park. Snowshoe and cross-country skis are available for rental at Tommy's to explore local hiking trails, weather permitting. Warm up inside with a complimentary Hot Chocolate Bar.
The Petoskey Snowmobile Club will be holding their 2nd Annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride beginning at their clubhouse, 4172 Evergreen Trail, Petoskey. It will end at Barrel Back Restaurant with the snowmobiles showcased on the lake. Gas is available at the Blue Facilities Building and snowmobile parking is available for the event. Enjoy free bean soup at the bean pot while enjoying the vintage snowmobiles.
Explore local breweries & wineries, located in Tommy's, featuring eight local beer, wine, cider, and liquor companies. Drink tickets can be purchased from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy Barrel Back food and drink specials, including an extended Happy Hour from 1-6 p.m.
Giveaway prize drawings will be held every hour on the hour, with the grand prize a two-night stay at Hotel Walloon to be given away at 4 p.m. (Must be present to win.)
> Thank you to our sponsors: Hotel Walloon, Barrel Back, Tommy's, The Walloon Lake Inn, and The Petoskey Snowmobile Club.
Hotel offers specials for military and emergency responders
Hotel Walloon would like to formally express its appreciation to all military personnel and emergency responders (firefighters, EMS, law enforcement and gold star families) by inviting them to stay at Hotel Walloon. For the month of March, the hotel is offering a special promotion to purchase one night's stay with us and receive the second night free, compliments of the Hotel. Must book two consecutive nights and show valid form of military ID or emergency responder ID upon check in. Website. Phone 231-535-5000.
Vendor applications available for summer market, Food Truck Rally
Vendor applications for the summer version of the Boyne City Farmers Market are now available here. The summer market is held in Veterans Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May 16 through October 17.
The indoor Winter Market
continues from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday in the lobby of Boyne City Hall. This year-round Farmers Market is packed full of beautiful produce, greens, homemade goodies and much more.
MARKET MUSIC is sponsored by Grain Train and Blissfest.
College lectures on The Blues, Edmund Fitzgerald and Africa
North Central Michigan College's Luncheon Lecture series for the winter semester continues on a variety of topics on Fridays in the College Library Conference Center. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon.
February 14 - The Blues. A musical genre that began in the Deep South in the 19 th century has grown to influence just about every type of modern music. Attorney Stuart Fenton was such a big fan that he hosted a weekly four-hour blues show on a Kalamazoo radio station for several years. He will give us a brief overview of some of the most influential blues artists from the very beginning through the modern era.
February 21 - S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald.
> Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place for each presentation. Cost is $12. Details on all the lectures.
FEB. 18 LECTURE ON 3 AFRICAN NATIONS -
North Central will host an international lecture examining three diverse African nations on Tuesday, February 18, at 6:30 p.m. in room 312 of the Health Education and Science Center on the Petoskey campus. The lecture, titled "Journey to Africa," will be presented by Larry Cummings, North Central history professor. This lecture is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Details.
Senior Centers celebrate Valentine's Day and Fat Tuesday
Come Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Charlevoix County senior centers, including the Boyne Area Senior Center, on February 14th. We have a special meal and activities planned.
A new celebration this year is our Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday Meal and Day. Join us February 25th for some fun. On Ash Wednesday, February 26th, we will have a meal for everyone's Lent needs. Every Friday we have a fish alternative, too.
- We have updated times for our Caregiver Support Groups available at our County Senior Centers. All caregivers are welcome, as we know our professional caregivers need support too. The Boyne session is held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month in the conference room.
STROKE PROGRAM - The Senior Centers are having special educational programs, including a Stroke presentation from Munson Healthcare at 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 19th. Programs on Heart Health and a Medicare Workshop will be announced soon.
> The County Commission on Aging has some new information that will be available at all of our area Chambers of Commerce. Stop in and pick up our three new information cards and share them with your friends and family.
Conservation District hosts Gaudy Giggles Paint Parties
Unlock or discover your inner artist with lots of giggles and friends.
Gaudy Giggles will now be hosting paint parties for kids and (private) Paint & Sip parties for adults in the Charlevoix Conservation District Community Room. Paint Parties for kids will occur every Saturday morning in the District's Community Room, 303 North St., in Boyne City (corner of North & East streets) beginning at 9:45 a.m. The cost is $20 per child.
How to Register: You can also find this event on the District Facebook Page, or more directly through "Gaudy Giggles" Facebook Page. Just hit the "Going" tab to sign up. Or contact our office at 231-582-6193.
For more information on these parties for youth and adults, contact Jennifer Barratt, owner of Gaudy Giggles at 231-487-0828 or email@example.com.
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
04069 N M75,
, (231) 535-6000. Open daily @ 8:30AM
WINTER SPECIALS and promotions:
Sunday - Build your own pasta night.
Monday - Smoke house platter night. Array of our smoked meats.
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday (Chefs Choice of three weekly)
Wednesday - Half off one topping pizza night
Thursday - Fish Fry
Entertainment, 6-9 p.m.:
Mondays: February 10th - Sean Bielby, 17th - Ben Overbeek, 24th - Sean Bielbry.
Tuesdays: February 11 & 18 - Phillip McLellan, 25th - Holly Keller.
Wednesdays: Pete Kehoe through February.
Open 7 days a week: Sunday 1-9PM, Mon-Thurs 3-10PM, Fri & Sat 3PM-12AM
FISH FRY - All you can eat fish fry on Fridays, $11.99 4-10PM,
served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR - Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM,
$3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft.
LIVE MUSIC, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight on Saturdays:
February 8th - Yankee Station
February 15th - Gibson Seal
February 22nd - Tribe Of Chiefs
February 29th - Derailed
BOYNE CELTIC SESSION will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, February 16th, in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. We invite the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music - free admission on the first and third Sundays of the month. Anyone wishing to receive a PDF of the book we use to play our music is encouraged to contact Gaeyle at 231-883-7664.
* Breakfast Menu daily until 2pm.
* Weekly Lunch Special - $7. Watch Facebook for details.
Tuesday - 1 lb. Basket of Ribs with Fries and coleslaw, $10
Wednesday - Chicken Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes & gravy and carrots, $10
Thursday - Half pound Pot Roast with mashed potatoes & gravy, $10
Friday - AYCE Fish with Fries and coleslaw, $12.95
Saturday - Chef's Choice
Sunday - AYCE Pancakes, $6
* Kids eat free on Sunday with adult meal purchase
FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m. on the following date:
Feb. 7 - Jelly Rolls
Feb. 28 - Yankee Station
MOUNTAIN CRAWL - Every Thursday at Boyne Mountain, walk, stumble or crawl to four different bars for the all-new Mountain Crawl. Make stops at four different locations - Everett's, Trophy Room Pub & Pizzeria, Forty Acres Tavern, and Eagle's Nest - and enjoy deliciously discounted beverages and appetizers. Stop at all and receive a Mountain Crawl Hat. Participants must be 21+ to participate. The specials are: $3 domestic drafts, $5 craft beer, $5 select wine, $5 select apps. You can also enjoy live music at Forty Acres Tavern and karaoke in the Snowflake Lounge.
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 8-11 pm unless noted
Thursday, Feb. 6 - Sean Bielby
Friday, Feb. 7 - Zeke Clemons
Thursday, Feb. 13 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Feb. 14 - Sean Bielby
Thursday, Feb. 20 - Eric Jaqua
Friday, Feb. 21 - Michelle Chenard
Thursday, Feb. 27 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Feb. 28 - Holly Keller
Stein Erickson's Family Party
Every Saturday thru Feb. 22 - DJ Roger Coates
Saturday, Feb. 8 - A Brighter Bloom, 4-7
Saturday, Feb. 15 - Pistil Whips, 4-7
Sunday, Feb. 16 - Sean Bielby, 4-7 and Tim Sato 9p-1a
Wednesday, Feb. 19 -
Saturday, Feb. 22 - Real Ingredients, 4-7
Wednesday, Feb. 26 - Zeke Clemons, 8-11
Saturday, Feb. 29 - Pistil Whips, 3-7
Snowflake Lounge, 8 p.m. -1 a.m.
DJs on Fridays and Saturdays plus Feb. 11-12
Mountain Express, 12-4 p.m. - DJs on Saturdays plus Sunday, Feb. 16.
BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS
5325 US 131 N,
Saturday, Feb. 8th - Tyler Parkin (2:30-5:30)
Friday, Feb 14th - Valentine's Day Extended Hours - Open 12-9 p.m. Come share a s'more with your sweety.
Saturday, Feb. 15th - Chris Calleja (1:30-5:30)
Thursday, Feb. 20th - Boyne Area Chamber "Off The Clock" (5:30-7:30)
Saturday, Feb. 22nd - Michelle Chenard (2:30-5:30)
Saturday, Feb. 29th - Nathan Bates (2:30-5:30)
Igloos and snowshoes are available.
, 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.
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:
February 7th - Nelson Olstrom, 14th - Under the Moon, 21st - Ben Overbeek, 28th - Chris Koury.
> Saturdays, 8-11pm: February 8th - SYDNI, 15th - Michelle Chenard, 22nd - Pete Kehoe, 29th - Brett Mitchell.
Open Tuesdays-Saturdays 11-6pm and by appointment, 231-675-7605.
Closed Sundays and Mondays except Blue Mondays Open Mic Night from 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 5) on the second and fourth Mondays, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen.
Based in Minnesota, but with roots in Tennessee,
grew up surrounded by country and soul music. In the full gospel church of her childhood, she played saxophone and drums and found her singing voice and a passion for music. Her first show was in Knoxville, TN, and then it was on to Minneapolis. Since then, she's been featured on NPR's "Favorite Sessions," CMT, American Songwriter, the London
, Paste Magazine and others. Chastity has toured the U.S. and abroad, appearing on the U.K.'s
Later...with Jools Holland
March - to be announced
Saturday, Feb. 8 - Voices Without Borders presents the 2nd Annual A Time to Shine, a celebration of entertainers of all ages, and Northern Michigan's most amazing stars. $25 VIP / $10 all seats.
Saturday, Feb. 15 - The Choir of Man combines rock, Bbroadway, pub tunes, stomp, folk, and pop into one high-energy concert known across the globe as the "ultimate feel-good show."
Friday, Feb. 28 - Accompanied by Tchaikovsky's beloved score, join the Interlochen Arts Academy Dance Company as they present the classic story of The Sleeping Beauty.
> 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.
with Matt Hall every Wednesday, 7-9pm, teams of 1-8 people. Prizes for each week's winners, (may not to be used on the night won):
1st - $50 gift certificate
2nd - $25 gift certificate
3rd - $15 gift certificate
> Trivia Theme Night on the last Wednesday of every month. Every player who dresses with the night's theme receives 10% off their individual bill.
February 26 - 90's Trivia, (Wear some fun 90's gear)
March 25 - Television Trivia, (Dress as your favorite TV characters)
April 29 - 70's Trivia, (Wear your most fun 70's gear)
May 27 - Michigan Trivia, (Wear some gear that reminds you of our beautiful state - sports teams, mittens, Petoskey stones, etc.)
"Casa Tuesdays" - $3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 food features and live music 6-9 p.m.:
Tuesday, Feb. 11 - Brett Mitchell
Tuesday, Feb. 18 - Adam Hoppe
Saturday, Feb. 22 - The Pistil Whips on National Margarita Day
Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Blake Elliott
> WEEKLY SPECIALS:
Mondays - Smoked Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, $15.
Tuesdays - All-You-Can-Eat Smelt - Beer-battered French fries, cole slaw, $16.
Wednesdays - Smoked Chicken Alfredo and garlic bread, $12.
Thursdays - Burger & Pint Night, $10.
Fridays - Taco Trio with your choice of BBQ pulled pork or BBQ smoked chicken, $10.
> EUCHRE MONDAYS - 6 p.m. Top two weekly winners get prizes, half off Euchre Pilsner from Arbor Brewing Co.
LIVE MUSIC & events at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, Feb. 7 - Boyne Forward Happy Hour Launch Event, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 7 - Chris Koury
Saturday, Feb. 8 - Eric Jacqua
Friday, Feb. 14 - Something Great
Saturday, Feb. 15 - Crosscut Kings
Tuesday, Feb. 19 - Starving Artist Beer Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Starving Artist is one of Michigan's few farmhouse breweries, focused on high-quality, creative liquids to explode your taste buds. Our chef has paired their delicious brews with a unique menu of our top-selling American Wagyu beef. Enjoy 6 beers and 6 courses for a fun evening of unique pairings.
Friday, Feb. 21 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, Feb. 22 - Under The Moon
Wednesday, Feb. 26 - Open Mic Night
Friday, Feb. 28 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Feb. 29 - Holly Keller-Thompson
, 2670 US 131 South, Boyne Falls, 231-549-3346.
Wine, Wings, and Whiskey all 20% off every Wednesday.
LIVE MUSIC is 7-10 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, Feb. 7 - Sean Miller
Saturday, Feb. 8 - Ty Parkin
Friday, Feb. 14 - The Lopers
Saturday, Feb. 15 - The Two Beats
Friday, Feb. 21 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Feb. 22 - Crosscut Kings
Friday, Feb. 28 - The Lopers
Saturday, Feb. 29 - Mark Burk guest appearance
HOUSING WAITING LISTS - Boyne City Housing Commission is currently accepting applications for the following waiting lists: Public Housing (Litzenburger Place Apartments and Family Housing), Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Deer Meadows Apartments. Applications can be obtained at 829 S. Park St., Boyne City, or by calling (231) 582-6203. Equal Housing Opportunity.
HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION of the City of Boyne City is accepting applications for volunteers to serve on the commission. One position is available. If any city resident is interested in volunteering for this board or for further information please contact the City Clerk at 231-582-6597. Commission page on city website.
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 Friday,
February 7. The Coffee Talks are normally held on
the first Friday of every month. The coffee is courtesy of the superintendent, and this Coffee Talk will be held at
Lake Charlevoix Coffee Co
. 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.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN ASTRONOMY CLUB will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Wildwood Observatory. The discussion topic will be "
Eclipse Transits and Occultations,
" presented by Dr. Bryan Shumaker, JPL NASA Ambassador. The observatory is located one mile north of Boyne City at 1825 Wildwood Heights Road. Club members will provide a tour of the night sky, weather permitting. All are welcome. Details and directions.
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.
THAT CRAZY THING - The state of romance and how to keep it vibrant will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m. The program, titled "Modern Romance: That Crazy Thing Called Love," features a filmed interview with cowboy humorist and performer Gary McMahan as well as his wife of more than 20 years. "Relationships are living things," says McMahan. "You can kill or feed them, and the romance is in the day-to-day decisions you make."
> 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
FEBRUARY IS HEART MONTH and McLaren Northern Michigan is offering free events across northern Michigan. Flier with list of events.
| 300 SF OFFICE SPACE for lease for $300/month. Convenient location at the corner of Front & Main Streets in downtown Boyne City. First floor of the Atrium Inn with private exterior entrance. Includes heat, A/C, electricity and trash, shared restroom. Nearby public parking. Contact Lee at LE Design, cell phone: 317.258.1419 email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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 www.cattdevelopment.com.
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.
- 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,