Boyne Boat Yard
Which nominees will be honored at Awards Gala?
Twenty people, businesses and organizations have been nominated to be honored at the Chamber's Annual Awards Gala for their leadership or contributions to the community. They were nominated by Chamber members and other readers of the Chamber/Main Street newsletter who were asked to give their ideas for worthy selections in an online survey. A Chamber committee will make the award selections for the January 16th event. Here are the nominees, and we took many of their pictures with their announcement/invitation and a gift from Alpine Chocolat Haus:

Sally Roselli Business Leadership Award nominees:
Roselli nominees
Mike Castiglione of Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen
Mark Kowalske of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors
Glenn Catt of Catt Development

Large Business Of The Year nominees:
Ed Grice Ed Grice
Boyne Mountain
Bud Shear Bud Shear
Industrial Magnetics
Bill Scott Bill Scott
Great Lakes Energy
Randy Flinn
Randy Flinn

Small Business of the Year nominees:
BC Propane Boyne Country Propane
Provisions Boyne Country Provisions
Hardware Boyne City Hardware

Project Of The Year nominees:
Steve & Becky Bulmann
Bulmann Dock & Lift
Bob Earl Bob Earl
Boyne Ave. Properties
Sheean Michael Sheean
Boyne Valley Trailway

Community Impact Award nominees:
Nathan Bates Nathan Bates
Boyne Falls Schools
Lynda Lynda Christensen
Lynda's Real Estate
Kelsie King-Duff Kelsie King-Duff
Boyne Thunder Ctte
John Cool John Cool
Boyne Valley Lions 

Rising Star Award nominees:
Kirt Ploe
Kirt Ploe
(former Water Street Cafe)
Tom & Christi Mahaney
Boyne Valley Vineyards
Ivette Lopez
Hoppy Hound Dog Bakery 
& Coffee Shop

Chamber Board elects officers; 
Doumanian will be president in 2020
Mike Doumanian
Mike Doumanian
The Boyne Area Chamber Board of Directors has elected officers for 2020. Mike Doumanian of Boyne Mountain will be president, Sarah Schraw of Schraw & Associates will be Vice President, Elizabeth Looze of Challenge Mountain will serve as Treasurer and Trent Stark of Korthase Flinn will be Secretary. The new officers and entire board will be formally introduced and installed at the Chamber Annual Awards Gala on January 16th.
Doumanian is the vice president of food and beverage for Boyne Mountain Resort, a position he has held for the past eight years. He has a degree in Food Service/Hospitality Management from Ferris State University. This will be Mike's second term as board president. He took over for a half year in July 2016 and served a full year in 2017.  
"This board is a great group of people," he said. "I love working with them and it's a privilege to serve. The chamber is in great shape. We've got a great staff and we don't have to worry about our building any more. So we just want to focus on making the chamber as good as we possibly can."
Joining the board for the new year will be Lacey Matthews, communications & marketing manager of Great Lakes Energy; Patrick Patoka, Avalanche Bay Waterpark manager for Boyne Mountain Resort; and Matt Rader of Pat O'Brien Real Estate and Bella Vita restaurant.
Berkshire Hathaway   *   231-216-1000
Classic Instruments owner McLeod will be keynote speaker at Chamber's Annual Awards Gala 
Awards Gala
Classic Instruments owner John McLeod will be the keynote speaker for the Boyne Chamber's Annual Awards Gala on January 16th. 
John McLeod
John McLeod
McLeod has built his automotive business from a one-man operation to a nationally recognized industry leader with 29 employees. He is a former winner of the Sally Roselli Business Leadership Award that will again be presented at this year's Awards Gala. McLeod was recently presented with the Hot Rod Industry Alliance's Industry Recognition Award at the annual Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association show in Las Vegas. A former Boyne City policeman who still works part-time for the department, McLeod has been called "the world's coolest cop" by the Hot Rod Network website. Here is a feature story on McLeod from the Petoskey News-Review.
You can hear McLeod's keynote address when you attend the Chamber's Annual Awards Gala at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 16th, at the Boyne Mountain Civic Center.   Get tickets here
Presenting sponsor for the gala is  KorthaseFlinn Insurance and Financial Services . The gala features the presentation of awards to community leaders and the installation of chamber board members along with a buffet dinner, cash bar, bucket raffles and a live auction. Tickets are $55.
Bucket raffles will be held for great prize packages - 10 tickets available for $25. There will also be a raffle with $10 tickets for a Yeti Cooler full of spirits and goodies sponsored by Boyne City Hardware. The Live Auction is sponsored by Boyne Mountain. We are seeking donation items for raffles and bottles of spirits for the cooler raffle.
> Click here to reserve individual seats, table sponsors and other sponsorships. 

Thanks to our sponsors!
Pat O'Brien & Associates
Charlevoix County Community Foundation
Kiwanis Club of Boyne City
Kammerman & Bascom
4Front Credit Union
Charlevoix State Bank
Challenge Mountain
Raven Hill Discovery Center
Coldwell Banker Schmidt Real Estate
'Off the Clock' schedule announced for the new year
The Boyne Area Chamber has announced the 2020 schedule for "Off The Clock," our new name for Business After Hours. This is the Chamber's monthly business networking event, held at member businesses. The first one of the year, as always, is the Annual Awards Gala at Boyne Mountain Resort on Thursday, January 16th. Except for the Awards Gala and the Regional Business After hours, there is no charge for admission or refreshments. Chamber members and the general public are welcome to attend. Here is the schedule for 2020:
Off The Clock January 16th - Annual Awards Gala, Boyne Mountain
February 20th - Boyne Valley Vineyards, 5325 US 131 North, Boyne Falls
March 19th - Lynda's Real Estate, 27 S. Lake St.
April 16th - Catt Development, Edward Jones, and Boyne City Massage & Wellness, One Water Street.
May 21st - Bella Vita, 2911 Boyne City-Charlevoix Road
June 18th - Parkview Dental, 216 N. Lake St.
September 17th - Charlevoix Area Humane Society, 614 Beardsley St., & Stiggs Brewery, 112 S. Park St.
October 15th - Good Neighbors Food Pantry, 624 State St.
November 19th - Water Street Café, 113 Water St.
December 17th - To be announced.
> Thanks to Kecia Freed Design for creating our new Off The Clock logo!
Holiday closings for Chamber, Main Street, City and more
BOYNE CHAMBER and BC MAIN STREET will be closed Dec. 30 through January 1.
BOYNE CITY HALL is closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.
BANKS will be closed on Jan. 1.
BC POST OFFICE will be closed on Jan. 1.
BOYNE DISTRICT LIBRARY will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.
COUNTY TRANSIT will be closed Jan. 1.
BOYNE SENIOR CENTER will be closed Jan. 1.
Avalanche Bay

Pre-scheduled rides get priority
County Transit offers cheap bus rides on New Year's Eve  
Transit bus
Charlevoix County Transit will again be offering low-cost countywide bus service on New Year's Eve. It's cold out. You've had one or two drinks. The roads are bad. Whatever your reason for not wanting to leave the house, why not ride the bus? County Transit's friendly staff and warm buses will get you where you're going on New Year's Eve. Fares are just $2 for adults, $1.50 for youths age 3-18, $1.50 for disabled people and free for seniors age 60 and over. 
> Call 231-582-6900 and pre-schedule to get the best time slot.
On New Year's Eve, Transit will be open their regular hours plus extended hours with last pickups at 2 am. There will be a dispatcher on duty all day and evening. Transit Manager Jill Drury said, "We will have four buses serving the county throughout the evening. Pre-scheduled rides will take priority, however we will accommodate as many same evening calls as possible."
> Check out our comprehensive list of New Year's Eve Highlights, below.
Christmas donation Toys, food, cash donated to local charities
Great Lakes Energy employees donated $4,338 along with food and toys to the Boyne Area Community Christmas program. Money was raised from a raffle and silent auction that included generous donations from employees and many local businesses. An additional $3,000 was donated to Community Christmas from Wolf Line Construction, a contractor for the cooperative's fiber internet subsidiary, Truestream. In total, Great Lakes Energy employees across eight offices and Wolf Line construction donated $12,407 to nine local charities throughout the cooperative's 26-county service area. 
PICTURED FROM LEFT are Whitney Gilland, Vicki Farrell, Jennifer Young, Nicole Youngs, BACC Secretary Heather Ross, Julie Bailey, BACC President Lisa Luebke, and Megan Healey.
Water Street Cafe reaches into the past for its new name
Sunnyside Water Street Cafe is changing its name to Sunnyside, which is a nod to a long-time restaurant of that name from days gone by. 
The original Sunnyside restaurant was located on the sunny (north) side of Water Street, where Parkside Grill is now located. After a major fire in 1951, the restaurant relocated to 112 Water Street, the shady side of the street, in the building that is now the Peninsula clothing store. It remained there through the 1950s and 60s. After an ownership change to the Judkins family, it was renamed Mr. J's, which continued into the  1980s. Many current-day older residents who are part of the I grew up in Boyne City Facebook group remember Sunnyside as a popular after-school and lunch hangout for high school kids when the school was located close to downtown.
Current owners Jim and Kirt Ploe bought Water Street Cafe from Larry and Valerie Glasgow in May, and they want to put their own stamp on the restaurant to start the new year and the new decade. "It's a great opportunity to make it our own and show everyone what we can do," Kirt Ploe said. "We thank you all for being supportive and look forward to the future of Sunnyside." The restaurant's winter hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, serving breakfast all day and lunch starting at 11. 
> The new Sunnyside is located at 113 Water St., phone 231-497-5050. Facebook page.
Boyne Mountain
Boyne Mountain on Christmas Eve.
Out of town for the winter? Check out our snow on these live webcams
> Lake Charlevoix Live/Sunset Park, Lynda's Real Estate Service - Webcam.
> Downtown Boyne City, Brett Binkley/Pat O'Brien office - Webcam.
> Camp Michigania, Walloon Lake - Webcam.
> Boyne Mountain, Mountain Express ski lift - Webcam. Others at Boyne.  
> Hotel Walloon - Webcam.
Minimum wage increases to $9.65 per hour on January 1
Minimum wage Effective January 1, 2020, Michigan's minimum hourly wage will increase to $9.65 an hour. Annual increases will continue until the minimum wage hits $12.05 per hour in 2030. The law also allows an employer to pay 85 percent of the minimum hourly wage rate to employees aged 16 and 17, which is $8.20 per hour. Tipped employees may be paid $3.67 per hour; the tips received plus the wages paid must equal or exceed the minimum hourly wage of $9.65 and, if not, the employer must pay the shortfall. Details from the State of Michigan website.
Cannabis, census and the blues are luncheon topics in 2020
Luncheon lectures North Central Michigan College's Luncheon Lecture series for the winter semester will begin on Friday, January 17. A variety of topics will be featured, including the chemistry of cannabis, the 2020 census, blues music, the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, redistricting, trash and where it goes, and Beethoven. All programs will be held on Fridays in the College Library Conference Center. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon.
January 17 - The Chemistry of Cannabis. Lake Superior State University's new cannabis chemistry program is the first academic degree program in the nation focusing on the quantitative analysis of cannabis-related compounds, including THC and CBD. Professors Benjamin Southwell and Steven Johnson will explain their program, the career potential for graduates, and the possible positive impact their program could have on the economy of the eastern Upper Peninsula.
January 24 - 2020 Census. 
February 14 - The Blues. 
February 21 - S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald. 
March 13 - Redistricting the New Way.
March 20 - Talking Trash. 
April 17 - Beethoven and the Ode to Joy. 
> Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 or email to reserve your place for each presentation. Cost is $12. Details on all the lectures.
Sponsorships available for Sports Impact Luncheon
Herman Moore Bear River Health of Walloon Lake has a number of sponsorship opportunities available for its upcoming Sports Impact Luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 25. The luncheon will feature a discussion with Herman Moore, Detroit Lions legend, on how addiction affects us all. A private VIP Reception will be also held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Sponsorships and vendor booths are available - call 231-535-2822 x 3006 for details. Sponsors have the ability to meet Herman Moore one on one Friday night at a dinner supported by Boyne Mountain and take home a personalized autograph picture as well. Separate tickets are available for the dinner through Bear River Health encourages you to review sponsor options for this important event to bring awareness to Mental health and Substance Use to our community. Our goal is to spread awareness and advocate for access to services.
In the News
   Anonymous donor wipes BC school lunch debts clean - Story

   Boyne City sets meeting for recreation, parks planning - Story  

   Fire destroys Melrose Township home under construction - Story

Two townships switching EMS service to Boyne City - Story
Early deadline for the holidays; Send us your news by Monday
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WELCOME, NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!                      Member benefits
Alexandra McCann
Alexandra McCann CPA PLLC
2545 Fall Park Rd
Boyne City, MI 49712
Phone: (231) 268-0221
ABOUT US: Certified public accountant based in Boyne City, serving small businesses and individuals. We provide:
Accounting Services - Bookkeeping and accounting, forecasts and projections, and preparation of financial statements.
Tax Services - Return preparation for businesses and individuals, electronic filing, and tax planning.
Support - Advising for new small businesses, general business consulting, and QuickBooks setup and support.
Boyne Forward Boyne Forward
Contact: Jamie Woodall
Phone: (231) 923-9501
ABOUT US: Boyne Forward is new business network and member of the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce. Our group is working to provide slightly different resources for the business community. The Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce has been supportive in the initial stages in forming Boyne Forward and will continue to assist, therefore Boyne Forward intends to encourage all participants to consider becoming members of the chamber for further resources and encouragement. Boyne Forward business-coffee groups of 8 to 12 people will launch in January bimonthly Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at the Lake Charlevoix Coffee Company. There will also be quarterly social events starting with a Boyne Forward happy hour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7th at Stiggs Brewery and Kitchen. If you would like to be notified of future events, please email Jamie Woodall,
Chamber member benefits     |     Member application    |   Call 231-582-6222 or  email us
HELP WANTED                        Check the listings on our  Jobs Page
Looking for staff? Make a job posting!
Chamber-member businesses looking to hire staff are encouraged to post their jobs on the chamber website job posting page. You can do this with your member log-in with just a few simple steps. If you need assistance with your log-in, email

Administrative Assistant at Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors - Details
Retail Associate , part-time, at Long Road Distillers - Details
Caregiver, second shift at Pineview Cottage. Details.
Bookkeeper/Payroll at Bob Mathers Ford. Details .
Clinical Business Manager at The Brook. Details .
Deputy Treasurer  for the City of  Boyne City. Details
Charlevoix County Housing Ready Program Director Details .

Hiring event NORTHERN MICHIGAN ANNUAL HIRING EVENT will return for the third year, scheduled for April 4, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ellison Place in Gaylord. The goal is to have 70 companies registered and at least 400 job seekers attend. Employers can save time and money by booking now. Early Bird registration is available until January 31, for $325. Regular registration beginning in February will be $375. This is an opportunity to showcase your business as one of the premium companies in lower northern Michigan and the eastern U.P. This event is free to job seekers and a great opportunity to network with employers from multiple industries. Details and registration.
Avalanche Bay Waterpark
Join us on New Years Eve from 5:30 - 9 p.m. for our Waterpark After Dark: Glow Party. Plunge into the fun and be a part of the flashiest, splashiest glow party yet. Enjoy the fun as Avalanche Bay turns down the lights and dons each guest with a glow necklace and bracelet for an evening of No additional charge for this splashtastic event. Details.

Barrel Back Barrel Back
The Barrel Back restaurant in Walloon Lake Village is serving dinner from 4 to 10:30 p.m., and Phillip McClellan entertains from 6-9 p.m. (231) 535-6000.

BC Lanes & The Venue
Hosting Gibson Seal from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with a champagne toast at midnight. There is no cover charge. They also have a full menu of food choices, bowling, laser tag and an arcade to keep you and the kids busy. 231-582-6353.

Bella Vita
The Italian restaurant will be open for dinner for 10 days from December 26th to January 4th, including New Year's Eve. Kelly and Matt invite you to call 231-582-3341 for reservations. For gift certificates, call or e-mail to make arrangements. Bella Vita is located at 2911 Boyne City-Charlevoix Road. Website.

Boyne Mountain
Ring in the new year Boyne Mountain style - with parties for the whole family, and more. Choose from a dinner party in Stein Eriksen's, a family buffet in the Civic Center, a Children's Party and a Family Dance Party. Highlights include the annual Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Extravaganza on the Victor Slope at 9:30 p.m. and Ball Drop on the big screen in the Matterhorn at midnight. Details.

Boyne Area Senior Center
If you're over 60 and don't want to stay up late, the senior center will be counting down to Noon on New Year's Eve. Join them at 11:30 a.m. for appetizers, musical entertainment and fun activities. The center is located at 411 E. Division St., Boyne City, 231-582-6682.

Vineyards Boyne Valley Vineyards
Chris Calleja performs from 1:30-5:30 the wine tasting room of the Vineyards, located just south of Petoskey at 5325 N. Highway 131. Snowshoes and igloos are available if you'd like to venture outside. Website.

Cafe Sante 
Prime steak, lobster or king crab are featured on their prix fixe menu in addition to their regular menu. There will also be a midnight champagne toast and party favors with music by the Shifties (Nathan Bates and Joshua Hall) from 8 p.m. to midnight. On New Year's Day, they are open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (231) 582-8800.

Crooked Tree Arts Center
The 13th annual New Year's Eve at the Arts Center takes place from 5-9 p.m., with a festive lineup of fun, accessible entertainment for all ages at both the Arts Center and across the street at the Petoskey District Library. The Arts Center will be filled with refreshments and creative activities for both participating and observing. Musical performances, arts and crafts, pottery, balloon tying, face painting, magic workshops, and a pizza buffet are just some of the highlights. Details.

Long Road Distillers
Embracing the holiday spirit with free tastings all December long, no strings attached. Come hang out with us and we'll share some of our best with you. Long Road's Boyne City Tasting Room is located at 118 Water St. and will be open 11-6 on New Year's Eve.
Provisions Wine Lounge
Enjoy a professionally paired four-course wine dinner with a Roaring Twenties theme. Two seating times available are available at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Dinner includes a choice of appetizer (Whitefish Pâté or Stuffed Dates), salad (Goat Cheese or Caesar), main course (Seafood Thermidor or Chicken Marsala with Mushroom/Truffle sauce), and dessert (Chocolate Mousse or Praline Cheesecake), with four professionally paired wine services. Purchase $75 tickets via Eventbrite
Red Mesa Grill
Tic Tac Go musical duo performs from 6-9 p.m. Red Mesa features Latin American flavors on their dinner menu plus margaritas made from scratch and the largest selection of tequila in the North. 231-582-0049.

The Rowe
Join us on New Year's Eve for a three-course dinner with choices for $75 per person. Entree choices are lobster tail, petite filet or seared duck breast. Reservations are required. Call 231-588-7351 or email 

Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen
Surf & turf dinner specials are featured with their Second Annual Keg Drop at midnight with a champagne and beer toast. (231) 497-6100.
Freshwater Gallery announces 4 winter/spring concerts
David Mayfield
David Mayfield Parade performs January 18th.
Freshwater Concert Venue has announced four performers who will be performing in concert in the new year. They include the David Mayfield Parade Americana/bluegrass band on January 18th, followed by Chastity Brown on Feb. 14, Steve Poltz on April 10 and Eliza Gilkyson on May 9.
David Mayfield may be one of the most original performers on the Americana scene, known for his bombastic stage presence as much as his virtuosic guitar talent and songwriting prowess. Those who have seen Mayfield perform with The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Jessica Lea Mayfield, or at Bonnaroo, have caught the charisma, the heart, and the comedy, and it's likely you'll come back for more. 
This singer-songwriter, band leader, and Grammy nominated producer stepped out of the sideman shadows with his 2011 album, "The David Mayfield Parade." His follow-up, "Good Man Down," was self-released and funded with a surprising successful Kickstarter campaign that more than doubled its initial goal of $18,000. On the heels of that success, Mayfield has partnered with Compass Records, a label that Playboy Magazine calls "Nashville's hippest alternative label." "Strangers," Mayfield's first album with Compass, is a tour de force, stretching from the avant-garde to Mayfield's musical roots, which are buried deep in the bluegrass tradition from a childhood of touring with his family's band.
> Call (231) 582-2588 to reserve concert tickets, $35. 
Fat & Flurrious Bike Race is part of Shorts series on Jan. 11
Fat _ Flurrious
The third annual Fat & Flurrious Bike Race returns for 2020 on Saturday, January 11th with a new partner. This will be the first race in the Short's Brewing Fat Bike Series. Fat & Flurrious is a winter fat bike race that starts in front of Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen in downtown Boyne City and flows around the groomed single-track and hiking trails at Avalanche Mountain. Just like previous years, the course is condition-dependent. Bad snow = shorter course, great snow = longer course. The Open category, which will be two loops around Avalanche, will finish between 1.5-2.5 hours. The Sport Category will only ride one lap and will finish between 50 minutes-1.5 hrs. Only the open category counts towards Shorts' overall points. The event is also a fundraiser for Top Of Michigan Mountain Bike Association to build new mountain bike trails. Register here.
Stiggs hosts the after-race parking lot party, which coincides with their third anniversary. They will have large heated tents full of fun and entertainment by the Lonely Lovers and Lavender Lions. They invite you to make your best chili recipe in their first annual Chili Cook-Off with public voting and tasting beginning at noon. All entry fees will be donated to the Good Neighbors Food Pantry of Boyne City. Limited to 12 entries. More info and registration .
Farmers Market is on Christmas vacation this Saturday
Farmers Market
The Boyne City Farmers Market will be on Christmas this Saturday, December 28th. The market resumes January 4th in the lobby of City Hall and continues 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. 
19 FARMERS & VENDORS - The indoor market includes: Bear Creek Organic Farm, Beehouse Cookies, Big Medicine Coffee, Blackbird Gardens, Bluestem Farm, Charlevoix Lavender, Charlevoix Moon Artisan Wine, Cook Family Farm, Daybreak Dream Farm, Ken's Fresh Fish 'N Tales, Korthase Sugarbush, Mini Farm, Providence Organic Farm, Siegrest Farm & Greenhouse, Spirit of Walloon, The Rustic Baker, Walloon Lake Winery, Winnie's Brand, Ziibimijwang Farm.
MARKET MUSIC - Thanks to our sponsors, Blissfest and Grain Train, who help us provide music each Saturday.
CHRISTMAS VACATION - There will be no Farmers Market on December 28th.
> For more information, visit To sign up for our weekly newsletter, email

Farmers Market Committee seeks applicants
Boyne City Main Street is seeking applicants for the Farmers Market Committee. Two positions are open - one for a patron and one for a vendor. Applications are due January 9th at noon and can be found here
Nature backpack Loanable Nature Backpack Program is a fun free resource from Conservation District
A fun free resource for this time of year is the Loanable Nature Pack from the Charlevoix Conservation District. Created with the help of Thrivent Charitable Group and local resident Susan Vrondran, this resource is available to loan from the district's office in Boyne City any time of year.  Get out and explore the many natural areas Charlevoix County has to offer; we have trail maps too. A pair of Tubbs snowshoes and walking sticks (to reduce stress on the knees) can be loaned out together or separately. The backpack has fun survival and exploration items to enhance your outing.  Rent for a day, weekend or week. Contact the Conservation District office at 231-582-6193, M-F 8-4:30, to rent or for more information.
BCHS alum William Raveau to perform in BC on Friday
William Raveau
William Raveau
Boyne City High School alum William Raveau will perform in concert in at Freshwater Gallery & Concert Venue at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27. Enjoy an evening of Christmas songs and songs from his upcoming album. Tickets will be available at the door but availability is not guaranteed. VIP tickets include early seating and a champagne reception before the concert. 
William Raveau is a Boyne City High School graduate now performing and residing in New York City. During his time in Boyne City, he was seen in a number of BCHS Drama productions and the Little Traverse Civic Theatre and Bay View Music Festival. After performing in roles and receiving a BFA in Musical Theatre from Oakland University, he moved to New York City in pursuit of an acting career. During his two years in NYC, he was seen in cabarets in venues like the Laurie Beechman Theatre and The Duplex, as well as in Frankenstein the Musical, making his off-Broadway debut at the historic St. Luke's Theatre. 
> Tickets for his Boyne City concert start at $15 and can be purchased online  as well as by emailing . This concert is part of a fundraising effort for Raveau's upcoming album, and is not part of the winter concert series produced by Freshwater.
Senior center hosts New Year's Eve celebration at noon
Senior Center
The Boyne Area Senior Center will  be counting down to Noon on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, December 31st. Join us at 11:30 a.m. for appetizers, musical entertainment and fun activities.
STAY UP TO DATE on the latest goings on at Senior Center sites by liking our Facebook page and visiting our website Click here for the new January calendar  of activities, lunch menus and entertainment.
BOYNE AREA SENIOR CENTER is located at 411 E. Division St., Boyne City, 231-582-6682. Site coordinator is Loretta Bayless .
Stiggs Brewery to host Pint and Paint on January 9th
Pint and Paint
Stiggs Brewery's next Pint and Paint party is scheduled for Thursday, January 9th from 6-9 p.m. in the basement of the brewery. Instruction will be the "Art of Mandala Drawing," using simple tools to create beautiful designs and patterns. Lexie Brummeler will walk you through the process of painting a beautiful mandala on a stone and Sue Metzger help you create a wonderful mandala on canvas. You will be able to take home two beautiful pieces of art. All materials will be provided and registration includes a drink of your choice for $25. Profits will go to the Charlevoix Area Humane Society to help fund some much-needed projects, including a small surgical suite to spay and neuter strays and a new HVAC system. Enrollment is limited to 15, so register early by calling Sue at 231-582-7567, email or mail a check to Susan Metzger, 05804 Lake Street, Boyne City MI 49712. Event flier to print.
BARREL BACK 04069 N M75,  Walloon Lake , (231) 535-6000. Open daily @ 8:30AM
WINTER SPECIALS and promotions:
  Sunday - Build your own pasta night.
  Monday - Smoke house platter night. Array of our smoked meats.
  Tuesday - Taco Tuesday (Chefs Choice of three weekly)
  Wednesday - Half off one topping pizza night
  Thursday - Fish Fry
Entertainment Monday through Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.:
  Mondays.: Dec. 30 - Sean Bielby. January 6 & 13 - Ben Overbeek
  Tuesdays: Dec. 31 thru Jan. 14 - Phillip McLellan
  Wednesdays: January 1, 8, 15 - Pete Kehoe
  Fridays: January 24 & 31 - Pete Kehoe
  Saturdays: January 25 - Holly Keller
  Sunday: January 26 - Sean Bielby
BC LANES & THE VENUE SPORTS BAR , 1199 S. M-75, Boyne City. (231) 582-6353.
Open 7 days a week: Sunday 1-9PM, Mon-Thurs 3-10PM, Fri & Sat 3PM-12AM
FISH FRY - All you can eat fish fry on Fridays, $11.99 4-10PM,  served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR - Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM,  $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft.
LIVE MUSIC, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight on Saturdays:
December 28th - Scarkazm
December 31st  - Gibson Seal, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with a champagne toast at midnight on New Year's Eve . There is no cover charge.
January 4th - Yankee Station
January 11th - Northern Nites
January 18th - Tribe Of Chiefs
January 25th - Gibson Seal
BOYNE CELTIC SESSION will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, January 5th, 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
THURSDAYS - Fall Trivia Series at 
6pm. Prizes each week for top three teams.
FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m. unless noted.
Dec 27 - BioMassive
Dec 28 - Jelly Rolls
Dec. 31 - Sleeping Gypsies
Jan. 10 - Boyne City's Hottest Mid-winter Party featuring The Jelly Rolls
Jan. 31 - Yankee Station

BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000.
Mountain Crawl MOUNTAIN CRAWLEvery Thursday at Boyne Mountain, walk, stumble or crawl to four different bars for the all-new Mountain Crawl. Make stops at four different locations - Everett's, Trophy Room Pub & Pizzeria, Forty Acres Tavern, and Eagle's Nest - and enjoy deliciously discounted beverages and appetizers. Stop at all and receive a Mountain Crawl Hat. Participants must be 21+ to participate. The specials are: $3 domestic drafts, $5 craft beer, $5 select wine, $5 select apps. You can also enjoy live music at Forty Acres Tavern and karaoke in the Snowflake Lounge.
NEW YEAR'S EVE - Family Dinner Buffet & Family Dance Party in the Matterhorn plus the annual Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Extravaganza on the Victor Slope at 9:30 p.m. and Ball Drop on the big screen in the Matterhorn at midnight. Music from DJ Thomas and photo booth from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. plus a visit from Fritz at 11 p.m.
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 8-11 pm unless noted
Thursday, Dec. 26 - Michelle Chenard
Friday, Dec. 27 - Chris Calleja
Tuesday, Dec. 31 - Pistil Whips
Thursday, Jan. 2 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Jan. 3 - Under The Moon
Thursday, Jan. 9 - Zeke Clemons
Friday, Jan. 10 - Sean Bielby
Thursday, Jan. 16 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Jan. 17 - A Brighter Bloom
Thursday, Jan. 23 - Eric Jaqua
Friday, Jan. 24 - Chris Calleja
Thursday, Jan. 30 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Jan. 31 - Sean Bielby

Stein Erickson's, 6-9 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 31 - Under the Moon

Stein Erickson's Family Party
Every Saturday in January - DJ Roger Coates 

Snowflake Lounge, 4-7 p.m. unless noted
Thursday, Dec. 26 - The Real Ingredients
Friday, Dec. 27 - Chris Calleja
Saturday, Dec. 28 - Pistil Whips
Sunday, Dec. 29 - A Brighter Bloom
Monday, Dec. 30 - Charlie Reager
Tuesday, Dec. 31 - Zeke Clemons
Saturday, Jan. 4 - A Brighter Bloom
Saturday, Jan. 11 - The Shifties
Wednesday, Jan. 15 - Holly Keller, 8-11 pm
Saturday, Jan. 18 - The Real Ingredients
Sunday, Jan. 19 - A Brighter Bloom
Wednesday, Jan. 22 - The Shifties, 8-11 pm
Saturday, Jan. 25 - Zeke Clemons
Wednesday, Jan. 29 - Under The Moon, 8-11 pm

Snowflake Lounge, 8-1
DJs Dec. 26 thru 31 and Jan. 19 plus every Saturday. Also DJs Fridays in January.

Mountain Express, 12-4 pm - DJs Dec. 26-31 and Jan. 19, &  Saturdays in January.

BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS5325 US 131 N,  Boyne Falls,  (231) 373-2090.
Saturday, Dec. 28th - Chris Calleja , 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 31st - Chris Calleja, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Igloos and snowshoes are available.

 CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Americano breakfast special - 2 eggs your way, herbed potatoes, toast and jam, and a beverage for $7. Monday through Friday, 8-11am.
> Mondays, 6-9 p.m.:  $5 pizza special and Nathan Bates performs.
Tuesday, Dec. 31st, 8-Midnight: New Year's Eve Party featuring The Shifties
> Wednesdays and Thursdays - Winter Biergarten menu of German food and $5 German beers, 11 a.m. to closing.
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.: Dec. 27th - Pete Kehoe. January  3rd - Blake Elliot,  10th - Nelson Olstrom,  17th - Under the Moon,  24th - Chris Koury,  31st - Brett Mitchell.
> Saturdays, 8-11pm: Dec. 28th - A Brighter Bloom. January 4th - Sean Bielby, 11th - SYDNI, 88th - Holly Keller, 25th - Pete Kehoe.
Freshwater concerts
 FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588. Upcoming concerts:
Jan. 18 - David Mayfield Parade - David Mayfield may be one of the most original performers on the Americana scene, known for his bombastic stage presence as much as his virtuosic guitar talent and songwriting prowess.  
Feb. 14 - Chastity Brown
March - to be announced
April 10 - Steve Poltz
May 9 - Eliza Gilkyson
"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.

GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets, visit or call 231.439.2601. 
Friday, Dec. 27 - Rock Baby Rock! Lance Lipinski and his Chicago-based group  the Lovers  in Rock Baby Rock cull together revitalized sounds from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s. This ever-shuffling night features both obvious and slightly less common touchstones, including era-defining material from Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Bill Haley & The Comets, Chubby Checker, Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, The Dells, Ike Turner, and Jerry Lewis' top tunes.
Saturday, Dec. 28 - Sound of Music Movie Singalong.
Friday, Jan. 3 - An Evening With Jake Allen.
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.
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.:
Dec. 31 - Tic Tac Go
Jan 07 - Marsupials Acoustic
Jan 14 - Chuck & Jamie ( Charles Witthoeft & Jamie Balousek)
Jan 21 - Buddha Sweet
Jan 28 - Lou Thumser

STIGGS BREWERY & KITCHEN, 112 S. Park St., Boyne City,  (231) 497-6100
> EUCHRE MONDAYS - 6 p.m. Top two weekly winners get prizes, half off Euchre Pilsner from Arbor Brewing Co.
LIVE MUSIC & events at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, Dec. 27 - Jeff Pagel
Saturday, Dec. 28 - Sydni K, 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 3 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, Jan. 4 - Chris Koury
Thursday, Jan. 9 - Pint & Paint, 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 10 - Something Great
Stiggs anniversary Saturday, Jan. 11 - Third Anniversary Party and Fat & Flurrious Bike Race. Race starts at 10 a.m. in front of Stiggs and flows around the groomed single-track and hiking trails at Avalanche Mountain. Stiggs also hosts the after-race parking lot party, which coincides with their third anniversary. We will have large heated tents full of fun and entertainment by the Lonely Lovers and Lavender Lions. 
Make your best best chili recipe for the first annual Chili Cook-Off with public voting and tasting beginning at noon. All entry fees will be donated to the Good Neighbors Food Pantry of Boyne City.  Limited to 12 entries.  More info and sign up here.
Friday, Jan. 17 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, Jan. 18 - Jeff Pagel
Friday, Jan. 24 - Eric Jaqua
Saturday, Jan. 25 -  Under The Moon
Friday, Jan. 31 - Nelson Olstrom

WHI-SKI INN2670 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:
Thursday, Dec. 26 - Ty Parkin
Friday, Dec. 27 - The Lopers
Saturday, Dec. 28 - Two-Track Mind
Sunday, Dec. 29 - Ty Parkin
Monday, Dec. 30 - The Shifties
Lifetree Cafe
THE SEARCH FOR ANSWERS following personal tragedies will be probed at Lifetree Café on Potluck Sunday, Dec. 29 at 6:30. The Lifetree event, titled "Why, God? When Personal Tragedy Doesn't Make Sense," features an original film depicting the true story of Thomas Vander Woude, who found his son struggling for his life after a backyard accident. According to Lifetree Café representative Craig Cable, "When tragedy strikes, many people question how God could allow such suffering. This Lifetree program addresses this question head-on."
> 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
Coffee talk 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 Thursday, January 9th. 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 Boyne City Bakery. Join Pat for casual conversation about the school topic of your choice, stay as long as you like or just stop in for a chat. Locations for this Coffee Talk will rotate around the community.
BOAT SLIP RENTALS - It's official... you may now make your Boyne City harbor boat slip reservations on the DNR central reservation system. Book your stay up to 6 months prior to your arrival date. Seasonal slip rentals are also now available in the Village of Walloon Lake. Call or text (231) 535-6039 or email to secure your slip.
BOYNE TRADING CO., 109 E. Water Street. Join us for our End of Season Sale, beginning December 26. Save 50% off store-wide. Stock up on your favorite BoyneWear, Vera Bradley and Life is Good products now.
OFFICE SPACES AVAILABLE - 800sf, 1,430sf, 1,440sf, or 3,670sf of office space available. Located in a beautiful building, center of town with lake views and natural light on One Water Street above Cafe Santé. $12/sf/yr includes common area maintenance (excluding utilities, internet, and trash). Call 989-732-9722 or
RETAIL AND/OR OFFICE SPACE available on Lake Street in downtown Boyne City. Approximately 2000 sq.ft. Public parking lot adjacent. Call 517-230-0914.
VISITORS GUIDE - The Boyne Area Chamber's Visitors Guide/Business Directory is available as a digital magazine as well as a beautiful 4-color printed magazine. It contains interactive content, including page-turning, links to websites and video, as well as a full search function. To view the digital publication,  click here

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