Match on Main grant assists new downtown business opening
Hoppy Hound
Outdoor Beerdsman is expanding to include The Hoppy Hound Coffee & Dog Bakery.
The Hoppy Hound Coffee & Dog Bakery will soon be opening at 118 Water Street, with support from Boyne City Main Street and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Michigan Main Street Match on Main grant. Ivette Lopez, owner of Outdoor Beerdsman, will be expanding her store in downtown Boyne City to open The Hoppy Hound, which will feature an array of coffee and espresso beverages, as well as gourmet dog bakery items. 
"Outdoor Beerdsman looks forward to expanding our footprint in downtown Boyne City, with the addition of The Hoppy Hound," Ivette Lopez said.  
Match on Main is a reimbursement grant program that provides a unique opportunity for new and expanding businesses located in Main Street districts. The grant provides funding to Select or Master level Michigan Main Street programs to support small business owners as they explore ways to improve the interior space.
"Boyne City Main Street couldn't be happier for Ivette and Outdoor Beerdsman on her expansion to The Hoppy Hound in downtown Boyne City. This is a great example of the support Main Street is able to provide to small businesses," said Kelsie King-Duff, Boyne City Main Street Executive Director. 
The MEDC finds value in supporting place-based businesses located in Michigan Main Street districts, given the local capacity that has been built to support new and existing small businesses through the technical assistance, training and education provided by the Michigan Main Street program. There is a benefit to the community to activate vacant or underutilized space, attract new customers, and overall support a vibrant downtown district. 
> Stay up to date on opening information by following @hoppyhoundcoffee on Instagram. 
For more information on downtown Boyne City visit
  Updating oue list of businesses that accept Chamber Checks 
Chamber checks Calling all Boyne Area Chamber members - It is the time of year when we update the list of participating members in the Chamber Check program. In preparation for community members and businesses beginning their holiday gift shopping, we need to make sure the list is current because we give it to everyone who purchases Chamber Checks. Here is the current list of businesses that accept Chamber Checks. If your business is not on the list and would like to be a part of this "shop local" program, please contact the chamber today: or 231-582-6222.
Berkshire Hathaway *   231-216-1000  
Hardware scarecrow
The Boyne City Hardware "Charlotte's Web" scarecrow was interactive!
Congratulations to Harvest Fest Scarecrow Contest winners
BAC scarecrow Congratulations to the Harvest Festival Scarecrow Contest winners, working creatively with our "animals" theme:

> Business - Boyne City Hardware, Charlotte's Web (pictured above)

> Organization - Boyne Arts Collective, A Purrfect American Gothic cats (at right)

> Individual - Maxine Stark-Behling, Owl (below)

Winners receive a $20 Chamber Check and bragging rights until next fall. Thank you to everyone (more than 100 people) who voted on the chamber's Facebook page. We hope you enjoyed Boyne City's Harvest Festival and Scarecrow Contest.
Take our surveys on the Harvest Festival and Farmers Market

Help Boyne City Main Street evaluate and improve our events by filling out these quick surveys!

Stroll the Streets
Exhibitor and sponsor sign-ups now available for Chamber Business & Community Expo on Nov. 1st
Expo booth
Boyne City Main Street will be one of the Expo exhibitors.
Exhibitor registration is now open for the Boyne Area Chamber's Business & Community Expo on Friday, November 1st, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The Expo is a partnership with Boyne City High School, held in the school gymnasium from 3-7 p.m. with exhibitor networking from 3-4 p.m. before opening to the public from 4-7 p.m. 
Booth prices are  $200 for a business and $150 for a 501(c)3 nonprofit,  including an 8-ft. table and two chairs. Exhibitors must be Boyne Chamber members. 
Blue Cross Blue Shield The Expo is traditionally our largest networking event of the year, giving exhibitors exposure to hundreds of local residents and business people in attendance. 
Sponsor opportunities - Sponsors can choose prime booth locations. Executive Sponsors' booths will be a "Designated Guest Stop" where guests must visit to get a stamp to enter the raffle. Executive sponsors also receive 15 free passes, their logo on Expo Bags, their own sponsor banner and more.
> Executive Sponsors so far include 
   Charlevoix State Bank - NEW this week!
   Boyne City Gazette - NEW this week!
> Associate SponsorsMunson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital 

Challenge Mountain store hosts Business After Hours Oct. 17
Challenge Mtn Resale
The Challenge Mountain Resale Store will host the Boyne Chamber's Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17th. The store is located at 1100 Boyne Avenue in Boyne City. Business After Hours is the chamber's monthly business networking event, held at member businesses. There is no charge for admission or refreshments. Join the staff and 40+ volunteers for an evening of food, fun, friends and shopping. The store volunteers would love to ring up your purchase. And before you come, why not load your car with some of that "stuff" hanging around and we will gladly take it off your hands. They will have Stiggs beer, wine from the Mackinaw Trail Winery and food to discover throughout the store as you are shopping. Since opening in its new location in June 2016, the Resale Store has earned a reputation for having "Great People and Great Prices for a Great Cause." Whether you are looking for a treasure or gently used furniture, clothing, household items, sporting goods or toys, the Resale Store is sure to exceed your expectations and bring you back for more. We will take your gently used "stuff" hanging out in your house and we'll pick up larger furniture and appliances. Website info on donating items.  
> Fall/winter schedule of Business After Hours:
October 17 - Challenge Mountain Resale Store, 1100 Boyne Avenue, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
November 1 - Business & Community Expo, Boyne City High School gymnasium, 3 p.m. Vendor Networking, 4-7 p.m. open to the public.
December 12 - Business After Hours at Resort Rentals North.
January 16 - Annual Awards Gala, Boyne Mountain, 5-8 p.m.
Tip of the Mitt SCORE Website   *   231-347-4150
Chamber, Gazette sponsor city candidates forum Oct. 28th
City candidates The Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce and The Boyne City Gazette are hosting a City Commission Candidates Forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 28 in the Commission Chambers of Boyne City Hall. Three candidates are running for two positions in the November 5th election - incumbents Hugh Conklin and Tom Neidhamer and challenger Barbara Young. All three candidates have confirmed that they will attend the forum. Chamber Executive Director Kim Akin and Gazette Publisher Chris Faulknor will be moderators asking questions of the candidates. The candidates will also make opening and closing statements. Boyne City Hall is located at  319 N. Lake St.
> SUBMIT A QUESTION - If you can't attend our forum and you'd like to submit a question for all of the candidates, email your question to . All questions will be asked of all candidates.
Recycling Main Street launches downtown recycling barrels
Boyne City Main Street is pleased to announce the launch of a downtown recycling program. The organization, with support from the City of Boyne City Department of Public Works, will be running a pilot program for 6 weeks through November 8th. If successful, the organization plans for a full roll-out for Summer 2020. 
Visitors to downtown should look for the blue recycle barrels at four locations. These include the southwest corner of Water Street at Park Street, the northeast and southwest corners of Water Street at Lake Street, and the southwest corner of Ray Street at Lake Street.
Boyne City Main Street would like to thank Charlevoix County for the use of the blue recycle bins. 
Data will be collected during the pilot on the percentage of recyclable material collected. Be sure to recycle while visiting downtown Boyne City, and encourage others to do the same, to help the pilot be successful!
For more information on downtown Boyne City visit
Our condolences to the family of local pharmacist Bob Huff
Bob Huff
Bob and Carolyn at Bob's 72nd birthday party. Photo courtesy of Mary Palmer.
Our condolences to the family of long-time local pharmacist Bob Huff, who passed away on September 29th. A celebration of life will be held at a time and place that will be announced on the Huff Pharmacy Facebook Page. Here is the post announcing his death on that page:
"As many of you have heard, Bob Huff has passed away. This wild, crazy, funny, compassionate, generous, hard-working man will be missed by so many people. He was not just a local pharmacist, but was his customers' champion when they were struggling to get their meds paid for by insurance, and you never wanted to hear how he felt about insurance companies - a conversation that would last FOREVER! But it was because he truly cared. He supported, donated, sponsored, so many causes I can't even remember. He was so passionate about keeping our community beautiful, and was the driving force, and builder of the 462 steps at Avalanche Preserve. If you were one of the fortunate people to work in the store, there was never a dull moment. He was the best guy to work for, and considered your family part of his. I could go on forever about the crazy antics, wearing sandals in the winter, conversations, and his kind, gentle nature, but if you knew Bob... you already know."
Back to the Bricks Promo Tour returns to downtown next June
Back to Bricks
The promo tour will bring lots of classic cars to downtown Boyne City.
Boyne City has been selected as a host city for the 2020 Back to the Bricks Promo Tour. The tour, which features up to 350 cars, will be making its way to downtown Boyne City on June 7, 2020.
"Boyne City Main Street looks forward to hosting Back to the Bricks next summer. There couldn't be a better way to kick off the summer and bring people to downtown Boyne City," Boyne City Main Street Executive Director Kelsie King-Duff said.
According to the Back to the Bricks website, each June the Promo Tour ushers in a summer of cruising and car shows, and offers an opportunity for adventure and camaraderie to hundreds of classic car owners. The six-day tour has a dual purpose: (1) to promote Back to the Bricks®, and generate excitement for the August "Main Event" in downtown Flint, and (2) to showcase the unique features and boost the economy of each of the host cities selected for the tour.
The tour is in its 11th year, and will make stops in five host cities. The Back to the Bricks Promotional Tour stopped in Boyne City in 2015 as well.  More information on the time of the event and event details will be released soon.
For more information on downtown Boyne City visit
Wine Lounge
Provisions Wine Lounge grand opening
Kristine and Ed Brehm are about the snip the ribbon at the grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Provisons Wine Lounge Friday. The Wine Lounge recently opened at 123 Water Street, next door with a connecting doorway to their sister businesses, The Wine Emporium and Deli and Boyne Country Provisions. They announced their new "Happy Hours" promotion from 4 to 6 p.m., 7 days a week. All house wines by the glass will be $1 off and a "bundle" of two glasses of house wine with a cheese and cracker plate is offered for $20.  The Wine Lounge is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12 Noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. They offer 75+ curated wines, classic cocktails made with premium ingredients, craft beer from Michigan and "small plates" offered after 4 p.m. daily. Check the Wine Lounge Facebook page for updates.
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
Boyne Chamber Boyne Chamber seeking new board members; 
Let us know if you're interested in serving
The Boyne Area Chamber is looking for a new board member to fill a vacancy at the end of the year. "We thank Shari Culver for her service on the board for the past three years, including some of that time as an officer," said Executive Director Kim Akin. "We want to make sure that our board is diverse and that as many areas of our business community as possible are represented in our board makeup," she said.
This board vacancy will be filled in January, and the new board member will be invited to participate in a planning session in November or December. Any chamber member interested in serving on the board is invited to click here to read our Board Participation Guidelines and fill out an application to serve.
Bulmann Dock & Lift celebrates with Saturday open house
Bulmann Bulmann Dock & Lift will hold an open house this Saturday, Oct. 5, to celebrate a major expansion of their facility and 21 years of service to the community. The open house will be from 2 to 6 p.m. with a local 4-H pig roast served at 3 p.m. 
"Help us break in our new building with a party!" their invitation says. "We welcome all our friends, neighbors, and affiliated businesses to come and celebrate with us." Those who attend will meet their team, enjoy great food and drink and play games like corn-hole and ladder ball. 
Bulmann expanded their 25,000 sq. ft. building with a 17,000 sq. ft. addition that will house all of their dock and lift fabrication. The current building will be used for assembly and warehousing. The company now has 40 employees and plans to add another 15 this coming spring. They were honored by Michigan Celebrates Business as one of 50 Michigan Companies to Watch in 2018.
Sales and Marketing Director Chris Binger said Bulmann's business has been very strong the past few years as the company has expanded its sales beyond Northern Michigan to downstate Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. 
Bulmann Dock & Lift is located at 175 Magnet Drive at the corner of M75 South. Website. Facebook. Phone 231.582.5020.
Workshops help plan the future for Charlevoix County Transit
County transit Charlevoix County Transit invites you to participate in planning for the system's future. Through a series of upcoming workshops you'll have the opportunity to:
* Hear about the results of several surveys that obtained input from customers, employers, and the community.
* Provide your input on potential improvements to existing services.
* Learn how you can stay involved in efforts to improve transit services in the county.
Transit manager Jill Drury commented, "Your input is valuable and your participation is appreciated, so please plan to join us at one of these workshops:"
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9 - Boyne City Hall, 319 North Lake Street, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 8.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9 - Boyne City Taproom Great Lakes Lounge, 220 South Lake Street from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with registration at 6. Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9 - Charlevoix County Administrative Building, Pine Lake Room (downstairs), 203 State Street, Charlevoix, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 1.
  • Friday, Oct. 11 - East Jordan EMS Building, 555 Maple St., from 9 to 11 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30.
RSVP/questions: Call the Charlevoix County Transit office at 231-582-6900 or e-mail at Call this same number to schedule a ride.
Unable to attend? Submit your ideas, suggestions, and comments related to transit services in Charlevoix County to by October 14.
$50,000 matching grant supports McLaren building project
Kathy Huschke, Executive Director of the Oleson Foundation and Shari Schult, McLaren Northern Michigan Vice President of Operations, view the new hospital wing taking shape after Huschke presented Schult with a check for $25,000, the first half of a $50,000 matching grant.
The Oleson Foundation presented a $25,000 check to the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation for the first installment in a matching grant for the Building the Future of Health Care Capital Campaign. The second check for $25,000 will be distributed in January. The Oleson Foundation wanted to support the construction project and liked the idea of offering a matching grant to inspire community giving. For every $1 received from an individual and designated in support of the Building the Future of Health Care project, the Oleson Foundation agreed to match up to $50,000. More than 150 people chose to contribute to the Foundation in response to the matching gift, donating a total of $72,121 toward the project. With the gift from the Oleson Foundation, the total raised equaled $122,121. 
Construction for the project is underway. Steel beams are currently being placed to allow the structure to be enclosed by winter so that inside construction can continue. For more details about the project, and to learn how you can participate by making a donation, visit, or call 231-487-3500 to speak with someone from the Foundation. To see current photographs and updates on the project construction, follow the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation and McLaren Northern Michigan on Facebook. 
Agency relaunches as Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist
Hospice Assist Hospice of Northwest Michigan is excited to announce its re-launch as Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist. During a time of change, Hospice of Northwest Michigan recently set forth on a journey of exploration of its roots as well as its future. The organization has a long history of community partnership in support of patients experiencing end of life. The initial non-profit agency, Charlevoix County Hospice, stemmed from a grassroots effort in 1982 and had partnered with the clinical team from the Health Department of Northwest Michigan since 2002. 
From its inception, the focus of the non-profit organization has been supporting people caring for loved ones with advanced illness in their homes through non-medical volunteer assistance. Earlier this year, the Board of Directors and Executive Director Jeanne Marriott engaged in a strategic planning process. When reviewing their key components, core values and gaps in end-of-life care within our communities, the mission emerged.
While the agency's name will be new - Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist (or simply, Hospice Assist) - their goal is to remain a non-medical hospice agency that can provide support to people caring for their loved ones. In addition, Marriott said they will continue to be the "go-to source" for grief support, thanks to the work of David Behling. She added, "David is a well-known figure in northern Lower Michigan and remains a beloved and trusted counselor to those experiencing loss of any kind." 
Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-medical hospice service specializing in volunteer and grief support for those facing illness and loss, serving Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego Counties. Call 1-800-551-4140 or visit for more information on their services or to learn more about how you can help support their mission. Full press release.
Kiersten's Ride sponsors two suicide prevention trainings
SafeTALK Kiersten's Ride, a 501(c)3 suicide prevention nonprofit organization, is sponsoring two important events this month. A half-day safeTALK training in suicide alertness skills will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Munson Wellness Center, 411 Bridge St., Charlevoix. The training is paid for by Kiersten's Ride and dinner will be provided by Munson. Flyer with details. To register, email . For questions call Lisa at 231-675-5047. To learn more about safeTALK and see the evidence, visit
There will also be a two-day workshop on suicide intervention skills. Suicide is preventable, and anyone can make a difference. Learn and practice a life-saving intervention model. Limited space is available for this two-day training from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29-30, at East Jordan United Methodist Church, 201 4th Street, East Jordan. Both full days are required. Flyer with details. To register, email your name, cell phone #, your role in the community, and county you live in to . For questions call Lisa at 231-675-5047. Learn more about ASIST and see the evidence at .
Pyramid of Hope counselors offer Women's Group sessions 
Susan Russell, MA, PC, of Pyramid of Hope Counseling is pleased to offer a Women's Group on Wednesdays through October 30th. Please join me for helpful conversations on the subjects of self-image, change and control, communication, anxiety and depression, and self-compassion and self-care. You are sure to find and share compassion, respect, and understanding with women facing similar challenges. We will meet each Wednesday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the offices of Pyramid of Hope Counseling, 5 W. Main Street, Boyne City. To reserve your spot, contact Susan at 231-459-5606 or Jill Valliere at 231-881-5001 to reserve your spot. The cost for the 5 weeks is $250 ($50 per session). "We have conducted these groups in the recent past with great success," Russell said.
> To learn more about our services, visit and search by name and city.
Students can tour manufacturing facilities in October
Area high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity once again to tour some of the region's most unique, innovative and important manufacturing facilities. Manufacturers across the country and across the street use MFG Day as an opportunity to inspire and recruit the next generation of manufacturers.Tours will take place October 8, 9 and 10 during school hours at several locations throughout Charlevoix, Antrim, Cheboygan and Emmet counties. Transportation to and from the manufacturing sites will be coordinated by the individual school districts.  Participating manufacturers from Boyne City include Industrial Magnetics, Lexamar, Precision Edge, and Shaggy's Skis.  Community partners working together to organize Manufacturing Day are the Char-Em Career & Technical Education, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, local school disstricts and local chambers of commerce including the Boyne Area Chamber.  Flyer to print .
City of Boyne City City has 2 openings on Planning Commission
The City of Boyne City has openings on the City Planning Commission, as well as other boards and commissions. The openings on the Planning Commission were created when long-time members Joe St. Dennis and George Ellwanger announced they would be retiring from the commission. Library executive director Monica Kroondyk was appointed to the planning commission recently. Anyone interested can find more information and the application form here.
Juniors and seniors invited to College Night on Oct. 10
College Night
North Central Michigan College invites high school juniors and seniors and their parents to College Night, Thursday, October 10. The event will be held on the Petoskey campus in the Student and Community Resource Center from 6-7:30 p.m. An "open house" format encourages attendees to drop in anytime during the event.
High school students and their parents can meet with representatives from more than 50 public and private colleges and universities from throughout the Midwest about higher education options, admission requirements, programs of study, costs of college, campus activities and residence life. Armed Forces representatives will also be available. A North Central financial aid advisor will be present to answer questions about federal financial aid for college. Representatives will also provide valuable information for current North Central students who plan to transfer to a four-year university for completion of a bachelor's degree. 
The program is offered to the community by North Central as a free service for students and families, with additional support from the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. 

North Central Michigan College offers 8-hour grant-writing class 
Corporate and Community Education (CCE) of North Central Michigan College is offering an eight-hour class on The ABC's of Grant Writing. The class is to be held at the college over four evenings, taught by Maartje Nolan, Training Specialist for Corporate and Community Education, and grant writer. Sessions will be from 5:30 - 7:3 in Room 536, SCRC Building on Mondays and Wednesdays, October 21,23,28 and 30. Class fee is $135. You will need to register online with NCMC by Oct. 16th and pay at the time of registration. If you have your own laptop or iPad, be sure to bring it, so that we can do research on line and you can keep copies of the work done in class.
Health Dept. offers October 17th immunization clinic in BC
Employees miss work when they're sick. Getting a yearly flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu and its potentially serious complications. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated by the end of October. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is offering a community immunization clinic on Thursday, October 17th at Boyne City Middle School from 4-6 p.m. We also offer worksite clinics for employers who have 25 people or more that want to get their flu shot/other immunizations. We accept most insurances and provide assistance to those who are under or uninsured. To schedule an appointment at a clinic, call 1-800-432-4121. To schedule a worksite clinic, call Yvonne Louiselle at 231-547-7603.
In the News
   City Commission OKs streetside tree plantings - Story

   Boyne City students join global climate strike - Story

   Water Street Cafe lovingly adopted by brothers Kurt and Jim Ploe - Story
Reach 1,300 people with your press release and advertising
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WELCOME, NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!                      Member benefits
Boyne Chamber These local businesses and organizations have joined the Boyne Area Chamber in recent weeks. We'd love to have you join them - and us! 
Cutting Edge Computers
Tractor Supply Company
McLaren Northern Michigan
Kiersten's Ride
Independence Village
Water Street Cafe
Alex Childress Photo
Boyne Country Art LLC
State Solutions LLC
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

OPERATIONS/MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR for Boyne City Public Schools. Qualifications: - Minimum of three years of leading custodial, maintenance, or skilled trades crew(s). - Proven experience managing and leading in a professional work environment. - Experience with effectively managing budgets and resources in the public setting. Job Goal: To provide successful and consistent leadership, management, collaboration, and coordination in the area of the maintenance/custodial services of Boyne City Public Schools. Apply and see for a complete list of performance responsibilties.

SCHOOL BUS DRIVER - The Boyne City Public School System has an opening for a regular bus driver for the District. Education and Experience: 
Valid Michigan license to drive a school bus with all required endorsements
Such additional and health and experience requirements as the State and Board may require: Secure and maintain certification from the School Bus Driver Safety Program, pass physical, pass State Police records check and established a satisfactory five-year driving record.  Further questions please contact: Joe Howie, Director of Transportation
External Candidates ONLY apply here by October 14, 2019 

Bluegreen Vacation Resorts - Sales & Real Estate Trainee - Details .
City of Boyne City - Police Officer Details

Great Lakes Energy - Senior Systems & Network Administrator - Details .

Long Road Distillers - Part-time retail associate - Details.
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
Skitoberfest celebrates winter this Saturday at Boyne Mtn
Skitoberfest Skitoberfest celebrates the coming winter with everything from ski gear, craft beer, food trucks, live music and performers, chairlift rides, bonfires, and more at Boyne Mountain on Saturday, October 5th. Whether you're 7 years old or 70, you'll find a fun activity to do, a delicious meal to eat, and a passion for all things winter - right before the first flakes fly at Boyne Mountain Resort. 
From inflatable bounce houses and segways, craft brews and tacos, pond pedaling and more - there's something for everyone at this year's Skitoberfest. Most events run from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, but there is a Pre-Party and and After Party at the Snowflake Lounge on Friday and Saturday nights. Here is the full schedule and details.
RSN broadcast
Rambler Sports Network presents Boyne City  vs. TCSF Friday
The 2019 Rambler Sports Network Broadcast continues this Friday with all the exciting Pink Crusaders against Cancer Football action live from Earl Brotherston field in Boyne City. The broadcast goes live at 6:45 pm as the Ramblers host Traverse City St. Francis. Tune in live to follow the game, the band and more by clicking here or the graphic above. Password for this broadcast is 10.04 (always the date of the game). Stay tuned for the always touching Cancer Crusaders Jersey presentations following the game. Viewers are invited to send a tweet to @teambcvi during the broadcast and be part of the game action.
Thanks to MI News 26 Presenting Sponsors Great Lakes Energy and Wolverine Power, this broadcast will be aired on MINEWS26 Charter Cable Channel 13 on Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 11 pm.
Special thanks to local sponsors: Boyne City Marathon (next to Family Fare), Boyne Country Provisions, KorthaseFlinn Insurance,TrueStream powered by Great Lakes Energy and WB Builders. RSN productions would not be possible without the support of our sponsors.
Lavender Hill Farm plans Fall Festival & Barn Dance Saturday
Lavender Hill Farm will hold a Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, October 4. The festival includes a  Mini Barn Market, BYO Picnic, Make n' Takes, Lawn Games and more. There will also be a Watercolor Painting Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon ($49), a DIY Home Sign Workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. ($45), and Mini Photo Sessions ($95) from 5-7 p.m. Preregistration at is recommended for the workshops.
That evening, Lavender Hill will host a Square Dance Social and Workshop in their beautifully renovated events barn, rain or shine, for $10 per person. Join skilled caller Paul Williams for an evening of dancing, laughing and loads of fun. Guests of any and all skill levels are welcome to attend this family-friendly event. Learn the basics from 7-7:30 PM and show off your skills for the rest of the evening until 9:30. Bring your friends, family and dancing shoes and we will see you at the barn. Guests are welcome to visit our gift shop and picnic before the dance. Ages 8 & up are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult participant. Pre-registration is suggested. 
Lavender Hill Farm is located at 07354 Horton Bay Road North.
Avalanche Bay
Emergency service heroes get discount at Avalanche Bay Water Park in October
October is Hero Month at Avalanche Bay and they want to thank all of our real-life heroes. Avalanche Bay will provide discounts for individuals in emergency medical services, fire services, law enforcement and emergency management. 
Every weekend in October, heroes enjoy a discounted rate of $25 per person for themselves and up to three family members. Tickets can be purchased at the door with a qualifying ID. More information.
Two more outdoor Saturdays for Boyne City Farmers Market 
Farmers Market October 2nd was the last Wednesday outdoor Boyne City Farmers Market for the season. The market will continue outside in Veterans Park on Saturday, Oct. 5th and 12th, moving indoors to the lobby of Boyne City Hall on Saturday, Oct.19th. Don't be sad that summer is over because we can now celebrate all that is beautiful about what comes next! Be sure to stop by the market for everything from pumpkins to fall plants. The colors are amazing and will look oh-so-sweet on your porch and in your kitchen! It's the time of year when summer produce collides with fall produce and it creates the most amazing display. Tomatoes sit happily with apples, cucumbers chill with the watermelons, and zucchini squeeze in next to the pumpkins. Make sure you stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram to see pictures of fresh new produce every week. The market is a program of Boyne City Main Street. To sign up for our weekly newsletter, email More information.
BRIDGE CARD and Double Up tokens are available at the Market Manager's Booth. Match up to $20 in SNAP for fruits and veggies with Double Up Food Bucks.
Mark your calendar for pet-friendly Boyne City Halloween Parade 
Halloween Parade The pet-friendly Annual Boyne City Halloween Parade returns to downtown on Thursday, October 31st. Lineup starts at 4:30pm along Lake Street in front of Lake Street Market. The parade will begin shortly afterwards at 4:45pm, moving north along Lake Street, turning on Water Street, turning at Park Street and ending at the First Presbyterian Church's Trunk or Treat.
After the parade, Boyne City Firefighters will be handing out treats for kids at the Fire Hall and the Bookmobile will be handing out candy and bookmarks redeemable for free books at the Boyne District Library. Trick or treating around town is from 5-8pm.
If you are interested in volunteering during the parade - standing and monitoring at the street closures - contact Jessica White at or call 231-582-6532.
Former UM, NFL star Braylon Edwards speaks in Walloon today
Braylon Edwards
Braylon Edwards
Bear River Health and The Sports Marketing Agency present former NFL football star Braylon Edwards for a Sports Impact Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, October 3rd, at the Talcott Center in Walloon Lake. Edwards is a former NFL wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. He played college 
football for the University of Michigan, earning unanimous All-American  honors. Edwards is a strong advocate for mental health services and substance abuse prevention. He will have a meet and greet at the luncheon and will speak about the dangers of student athletes with injuries and prescription drugs. There is no charge and lunch will be provided. 
Talcott Center is located across the street from Barrel Back restaurant at 4060 M-75 in the Village of Walloon Lake. Bear River Health provides high quality and innovative addiction recovery services to clients from their location at 2594 Springvale Road, Walloon Lake.  Event flyer.
> RSVP to or by phone to 989-858-8066.
Boyne Meets Broadway tickets on sale for Nov. 22-23
Boyne Meets Broadway Boyne Meets Broadway tickets are now on sale for performances on Friday & Saturday, Nov. 22-23. Seating begins at 5:30 with a fabulous meal provided by the Boyne City High School Hospitality Department starting at 6 pm. 
A 90-minute Broadway revue will begin around 7:30 followed by dessert and coffee in the Commons. 
Tickets are $25 per person, and this event always sells out. Checks can be made to BCHS Drama. You will not want to miss this incredible event showcasing 70 of our BCHS students.
> To purchase tickets, contact any cast member, contact the high school office at 231-439-8100 or come to the high school auditorium on Saturday mornings from 10 am to noon.
Belly dancing, Sound Bath Meditation sessions planned
balanced living SOUND BATH MEDITATION, OCT. 5 with Jackie Carson from 3-4 p.m. A Sound Bath Meditation is a gentle yet powerful experience for the mind, body and soul. While resting comfortably, a short guided meditation will prepare you to receive the healing vibrations of Tibetan and Crystal Singing Bowls, Chakra, Ocean and Native Drums, Gongs and Wind Chimes. Sound vibrations will wash over and through you - leading you to a deep physical and mental relaxation and meditative state. Dress comfortably and feel free to bring anything that will add to your comfort during this reclined or seated practice. Bolsters, meditation cushions, and blankets will be available for use at the studio. Contact Jackie @ with any questions. Cost of this Meditation is $15 and can be paid with cash or check at the door. Pre-registration is not required.
ALSO Reiki II Certification with Krista Laughlin - October 12th, 1-9 p.m. In Reiki I (a prerequisite for this class), we learned what Reiki is, where it came from, and how to use it not only in our daily lives, but for others as well. Reiki II adds to that knowledge by teaching us the symbols of Reiki, and how to use them. You will also learn how to perform Reiki over distance. You will receive the second Reiki attunement, as well as a class manual and a certificate. The class fee is $150. Click here to register.
Details on these and other classes are in balanced living's most recent newsletter.
Register for any workshop at the studio, at our sister store inspired living or online at For more information contact Leslie at (231) 675-9202 or

Pint & Paint planned for tonight at Stiggs Brewery
Pint _ Paint Stiggs Brewery's next "Pint and Paint" is scheduled for Thursday, October 3rd from 6 - 9 p.m. in the basement of the brewery. The theme is "Fall Pumpkins" with instruction by Cynthia Kujawski as participants will learn how to paint "still life." All materials are provided. Class fee is $25 including a glass of beer or wine. Profits will go to the Create Community Arts Center. Enrollment is limited to 14. 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.
Zip of Terror will haunt you at Boyne Mountain starting Cct. 18
Zip of Terror
Dare to be spooked on a Zipline Adventure Tour in the dark at Boyne Mountain on the weekends of October 18-19 & 25-26. Frightening creatures are lurking in the woods and the trails lead zipliners through haunted scenes with all the gore you love about Halloween. Danger is abound for thrills of a peculiar nature. Can you handle the Zip of Terror?! Only one way to find out...bwahahahaha! 
    • Tours leave every 30 minutes from 7-11 p.m.
    • Only $69 in advance 
    • Must weigh 65+ lbs to participate
    • Not suitable for young children
    • Costume Crawl on Saturday, October 26 
    • Complimentary Wagon Rides
    • Nightly food and beverage specials
    • Details and reservations
Hemingway Portal
Young Hemingway walking tour/street play set for Saturday
Robin Lee Berry has a dream. She'd like to help create a North Country Hemingway Festival, possibly starting in 2022 and including Boyne City, Petoskey, Walloon Lake and Charlevoix. The idea started when she worked with local documentary filmmaker George Colburn, who asked her to write and perform the theme song for the "Young Hemingway and His Enduring Eden" film. Berry, local historian Ed May and Scott MacKenzie are now organizing a Young Hemingway Portal event for Saturday, October 5th.
A cast of local residents (in early 1900s period costume) will give short performances at 8 or 9 locations around the downtown area. At each location, tales of young Ernie's pre-World War I adventures in Boyne City - be they from gossip, hearsay or rumour - will be initiated by postman Scott McKenzie.
The event will begin at 12 Noon at Freshwater Art Gallery, 217 S Lake St., and is expected to last until 4 p.m.  You can start or stop touring at any location.  At 4:15, a social hour begins at Freshwater, hosted by the owners, Robin Lee Berry and her husband Tony Williams. 
> Anyone interested in playing the part of local citizens from the early 1900s, when young Hemingway fished, played and worked in the vicinity of  Boyne City, Horton Bay, Charlevoix and Petoskey, is invited to contact Berry at 231-582-2588 or via emial, Watch this newsletter for more details about this Oct. 5 event.
Garden Club annual wreath and garland sale begins
wreath It's officially fall, and that means the Boyne Valley Garden Club is taking orders in their annual Holiday Wreath & Garland Sale. A link to the order form is included here: 5 wreath sizes and 1 garland length are available. Place your order with payment on or before Saturday, November 9th. Unless other arrangements are made, plan to pick up your order at the Boyne City Eagles Hall on Thursday, November 21st, from 9AM-noon. This annual sale is the Garden Club's biggest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds are used to purchase flowers and supplies for the 12 community gardens in and around Boyne City that are planted and maintained by club volunteers. Once again, we count on your support to continue making Boyne Beautiful.
Senior Center hosts lunches, Octoberfest and Halloween Party
Senior Center The Boyne Area Senior Center is hosting lunches on weekdays. Special events this month include an Octoberfest Party on Friday, Oct. 11, a new eyeglass clinic on Oct. 22, a Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 31. Live music is featured at 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday and Friday. Fit and Balance exercise classes are held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Silver Screen Movie Club ($4 includes movie, popcorn, drink) is held on the second Tuesday of the month. You can stay up to date on the latest goings on at Charlevoix County Senior Center sites by liking their Facebook page, searching Charlevoix County Commission on Aging or visiting their website. Click here for a calendar of activities, lunch menu and entertainment at the Boyne Area Senior Center. The Charlevoix Commission on Aging and the Veterans Affairs Office invite all veterans to join us every Tuesday for a Veterans Social beginning at 9am and free lunch for veterans beginning at 11:30am. Veterans and all seniors can contact the Charlevoix County Transit for free rides to and from the Senior Centers by calling 231-582-6900. 
> The Boyne Area Senior Center is located at 411 E. Division St., Boyne City, 231-582-6682. Site coordinator is Loretta Bayless .
Camp Daggett
Camp Daggett Fall Festival  returns Sunday, October 5th
The Fall Festival is back at beautiful Camp Daggett on Sunday, October  6 from noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy activities like Pumpkin Painting/Stone Painting, Face Painting, Caramel Apples, Kids Crafts, Hay Rides, Live Music at the fire circle, Nature Hikes, Pontoon Boat Color Tour on Walloon Lake, Cider and Doughnuts in the main lodge. Hot dogs are available for $1. There is a $5 per carload entrance fee; please leave your pets at home. Directions are available at . For more information, call 231-347-9742.
Eagles Hoedown
Eagles Hoedown set for Saturday night, Oct. 12
Everyone is invited to "strap on your booths and join us" for a Western hoedown at from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, October 12th the Boyne City Eagles Hall, 106 River Street. Admission is $5 with live music and hors d'oeuvres provided. The party is open to the public.

Friske Farm Market has fall festival fun next two Saturdays
Mark your calendar now for Friske Farm Market's biggest events of the year:
  Saturday, October 5 - Fall Festival
  Saturday, October 12 - Apple Fest
You will enjoy food, fun, family and forever memories when you visit us during our amazing fall festivals. Each one, though unique in its own way, will have the following events to look forward to:  Pancake breakfast, special lunch menu featuring our fresh applewood smoked meats including BBQ ribs and pulled pork, apple cider donuts, pumpkin donuts, fresh pressed cider, caramel apples, U-pick apples, live music, tractor-drawn wagon tours of the orchard, face painting, giant apple slingshot, big apple balloon, kiddie corn maze, pumpkins for sale and more.
For more information visit and click on the Events tab.
Friske Farm Market is open Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm and don't forget our cafe is open Monday-Saturday 8am-3pm.
Humane Society hosting raffle for Maui vacation or $10k cash
Humane Society
Charlevoix Area Humane Society is again hosting their Big Ticket Raffle with a Maui Adventure vacation (or $10,000 cash) as the grand prize. The Maui vacation includes round-trip airfare, a seven-night stay in a garden-view or mountain-view one-room suite at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui and daily breakfast for two. Proceeds benefit the mission of the Charlevoix Area Humane Society; call 231-582-6774 to reserve your lucky number. Only 1000 tickets will be sold at $50 each. If fewer than 400 tickets are sold the raffle reverts to a 50/50. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec.13, at the Humane Society (need not be present to win). 
Lectures look at demographics, addiction and tribal justice
North Central Michigan College's luncheon lecture series for the fall semester features a wide variety of topics including Michigan population demographics, addiction and tribal justice, the Bath school explosion, Petoskey High School Robotics, urban sustainability in India, fake news and kayaking Lake Superior.  Programs are held on Fridays in the Library Conference Room.  $12 includes lunch.  Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at noon.  Reservations are required. You must call 231-348-6600 or email  to make a reservation for each program in the series. Here are details on upcoming lectures:
October 4 - Where are the babies?  Twenty years ago, there were two births in our community for every death. Today, deaths outnumber births.  Many other major changes are taking place locally and statewide. If our community's destiny is tied to our demographics, we need to understand these changes and what they will mean for our future and our families. Eric Guthrie, state demographer in Michigan's Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives in the Department of Technology, Management & Budget, comes from Lansing with the numbers to show us how Michigan has changed and where we are likely headed.
October 11 - Addiction and tribal justice.  What should a tribal court do with addicts who commit crimes?  Should a drug dealer be sent to jail or diverted to a healing-to-wellness program? Hon. Allie Greenleaf Maldonado, Chief Judge for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, has faced those difficult questions and will explain how she answers them. Her essay on the topic is contained in a new audio textbook, "Tough Cases," that looks at the decision-making processes used by judges who have dealt with a variety of thorny cases, including Elián González, Scooter Libby, and Terri Schiavo.
BARREL BACK 04069 N M75,  Walloon Lake , (231) 535-6000. Open daily @ 8:30AM
WINTER SPECIALS and promotions beginning October 7th:
  Sunday| Build your own pasta night.
  Monday| Smoke house platter night. Array of our smoked meats.
  Tuesday| Taco Tuesday (Chefs Choice of three weekly)
  Wednesday| Half off one topping pizza night
  Thursday |Fish Fry
  Entertainment Monday through Wednesday
  Frequent Diner punch cards. Purchase eight punches and receive a free meal. This year we will do an all-day card, not a separate lunch and dinner card.
  Signature Drink scratch-off tickets will return. The staff will make videos for the drink each week. This was very popular last year.
BC LANES & THE VENUE SPORTS BAR , 1199 S. M-75, Boyne City. (231) 582-6353.
Now 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- $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft
Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM

BOYNE CELTIC SESSIONS will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoons, Oct. 6 and 20, in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. We invite the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music - free admission. 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. 
FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m.:
Oct 4 - Sleeping Gypsies
Oct 11 - Jelly Rolls
Oct 18 - Marsupials

BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m.
Friday,  October 4th - Pistil Whips
Saturday, October 5th (Skitoberfest) - Charlie Reager
Friday, October 11th - Zeke Clemons
Saturday, October 12th - Chris Calleja
Friday, October 18th - The Shifties
Saturday, October 19th - Sean Bielby
Saturday, October 26th - Pistil Whips
*October 26th is our Costume Crawl We will have 5 locations to crawl to and a costume contest at the Snowflake afterwards.


 CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Americano breakfast special - 2 eggs your way, herbed potatoes, toast and jam, and a beverage for $7. Monday through Friday, 8am-11am.
> Mondays, 6-9 p.m.:  $5 pizza special and Nathan Bates performs.
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:   October 4th - Nelson Olstrom, 11th - Under the Moon, 18th - Chris Koury, 25th - Sean Bielby.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m .:   October 5th - Blake Elliot, 12th - Ben Overbeek, 19th - Pete Kehoe, 26th - Halloween Tomfoolery featuring A Brighter Bloom.
Laith Al-Saadi
Laith Al-Saadi
 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.
Oct. 12 - Laith Al-Saadi opens Freshwater's winter concert season. In 2016, Al-Saadi won America's hearts and a spot in the finale of NBC's "The Voice." For over 25 years, he's been a staple of the Michigan music scene. Now he's bringing his authentic blend of blues, soul and classic rock to Freshwater Gallery in Boyne City on Saturday, October 12th.  Laith Al-Saadi has always had the perfect combination of Midwestern hustle and incredible musical chops - honed at the University of Michigan school of music in his hometown of Ann Arbor, and on stages across the country working with legends like Taj Mahal, Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, Son Seals, Gregg Allman, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Paul Rodgers and recently opened for Bob Seger on his farewell tour in January, 2019. Website. Tickets are $35 in advance, call (231) 582-2588.
GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets, visit, or call 231.439.2601. 
> Sunday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m. - Great Lakes Conservatory Showcase featuring Indiana University Jacobs School Of Music at 4 p.m. This showcase is your opportunity to hear future Metropolitan Opera stars right on the Center's stage. The Great Lakes Center for the Arts welcomes a talented group of vocalists from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music: Hayley Lipke, Joseph McBrayer, Bay View alumnus Courtney Jameson, Kellie Motter, Jeremiah Sanders, and piano accompanist Daniel Overly who will perform their favorite vocal selections and breathtaking repertoire, from opera arias to art songs.
> Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30p.m. - Blissfest Presents: An Evening With Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul And Mary) - Legendary singer and songwriter Peter Yarrow merges his talent as a performer and community activist in a dynamic concert celebrating the caring nature of humanity.

LAKE STREET PUB , 202 S. Lake St., Boyne City,  (231) 497- 6031.
> Pub Time - Monday thru Friday, 3-6pm. En joy $1 off Cocktails, Craft Beer & Wine.  $2 Draught Domestics,  $12 Bucket of Domestic Bottles - 1/2 dozen on ice,  $1 Each- Ice Cold Peel & Eat Shrimp.
> Masterminds Trivia with Matt Hall every Wednesday, 7-9pm, teams of 1-8 people. Prizes for each week's winners, (sorry, may not to be used on the night won): 1st - $50 Gift Certificate, 2nd - $25 Gift Certificate, 3rd - $15 Gift Certificate
> Trivia Theme Night on the last Wednesday of every month. Every player who dresses with the night's theme receives 10% off their individual bill.
  October 30 - Halloween Trivia, (Wear your Halloween Costume!)
  November 27- 80's Trivia, (Wear your fun 80's gear, stay for an 80's dance party!)
  December 18- Holiday Trivia, (Ugly Sweater Party!)
LAVENDER HILL FARM - 7354 Horton Bay Road North, Boyne City,  231-582-3784.  
The Farm will host a Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday October 4,  including a  Mini Barn Market, BYO Picnic, Make n' Takes, Lawn Games and more. There will also be a Watercolor Painting Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon ($49), a DIY Home Sign Workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. ($45), and Mini Photo Sessions ($95) from 5-7 p.m., and a Square Dance Social and Workshop from 7-9:30 p.m. in their beautifully renovated events barn, rain or shine, for $10 per person. Preregistration at is recommended for the workshops.   

RED MESA GRILL , 117 Water St, Boyne City, (231) 582-0049
"Casa Tuesdays" - $3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 food features and live music 6-9 p.m.:
Oct. 8 - Chris Michels
Oct. 15 - The Real Ingredients
Oct. 22 - Tic Tac Go
Oct. 26 - Halloween Extravaganza with Dave Cisco
Oct. 29 - Blake Elliott

Stiggtoberfest  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, Oct. 3 - Pint & Paint, 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 4 - Jeff Pagel
Saturday, Oct. 5 - Chris Koury
Thursday, Oct. 10 - Burger, Beer & Blues Night - $10 for burger, beer and Blair Miller
Friday, Oct. 11 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Oct. 12 - Stiggtoberbest, 3 p.m. S ome delicious beer selections and a special food menu for the day. We will have live music by local artists Eric VanHorn, Under the Moon and The Lavender Lions. The Boyne City Fire Dept will be joining us to perform a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, play games and host rides in their antique fire truck and tall ladder truck. Bring the kids for some outdoor games and the good ol' bouncy house. Video at the Fire Dept.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 - Open Mic Night with Nelson Olstrom
Friday, Oct. 18 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, Oct. 19 - Something Great
Wednesday, Oct. 23 - Day of the Dead Beer Dinner - Details.
Friday, Oct. 25 - Under The Moon
Saturday, Oct. 26 - Sydni K
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 October 4th and the first Friday of every month. The coffee is courtesy of the superintendent, and this Coffee Talk will be held at the 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.

RESTAURANT WEEK CANCELED - Due to lack of interest at this time, the Fall Restaurant Week is canceled. Boyne City Main Street and the Boyne Area Chamber will be focusing on the revamped Boyne Appetit Taste of Boyne for the Spring Restaurant Week. Thank you to those who have volunteered to help on that committee.

BLESSING OF ANIMALS - On Sunday, October 6 The Episcopal Church of the Nativity will have The Blessing of Animals at our 10 a.m. service. Bring your hamster, goldfish, cat, horse, dog, or other animal who shares your life and daily reminds you of God's love for all creation. 209 East Main Street.  

Observatory ASTRONOMY CLUB - The next meeting of the Northern Michigan Astronomy Club will be held Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 PM at the Wildwood Observatory, 01825 Wildwood Heights Road, Boyne City. This month's topic presented by Mick Groszko, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, will be "Birth, Growth & Death of Stars". Observing will be held immediately after weather permitting.

VISIT BOYNE TRADING CO., 109 East Water St., this weekend for storewide savings, including Boyne Rambler Football Wear at 30% off for your school "spirit" wardrobe. Open Friday and Saturday til 8 pm.

OFFICE SPACES AVAILABLE - 800sf, 1,430sf, 1,440sf, or 3,670sf of office space available. Located in a beautiful building, center of town with lake views and natural light on One Water Street above Cafe Santé. $12/sf/yr includes common area maintenance (excluding utilities, internet, and trash). Call 989-732-9722 or
RENTAL SPACE AVAILABLE - 982 sq. feet at 437 Boyne Avenue, will rent for $14 per square foot,double net lease. Contact Robert Earl, President of Bay Area Management via cell phone at 517 290-2413. 
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE144 sq. ft. of office space with 242 sq. ft. reception area.  Located in a beautiful downtown building, prime location right on Water Street across from Red Mesa. $ 750/month includes all utilities, internet, snow removal, and cleaning.  Call 231-582-2252.
KINDER CLOSET at Christ Lutheran Church is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on October 12th 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.
Water Street Cafe SOUP AND SANDWICH - Water Street Cafe is offering a new lunch special - soup and sandwich for $8, including the soup of the day and a half sandwich. It's a quick and easy lunch for local businesses, schools or anyone who wants a sandwich and soup on these colder fall days. The cafe will deliver on orders of $50 or more and $10 or more on the 100 block of Water Street. We look forward to seeing you all for breakfast and lunch. The Cafe is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Lifetree Cafe
PERSEVERANCE in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, October 6 at 6:30. The program, titled "'I Lived in a Dumpster': How a Homeless Teenager Rose to the Top of Her Class," features a filmed interview with Karina Sanchez, a woman who overcame multiple obstacles, including homelessness, to graduate from high school with a 4.3 GPA and receive scholarship offers from some of America's top universities. "I remember feeling so terrible; no one wanted me," says Sanchez, who completed her high school career while secretly living in a dumpster behind the school. "But I thought I could do it and I would be okay." During the program, Lifetree participants will have the opportunity to consider times they have faced obstacles and how they responded.
> Lifetree Café is in the First Presbyterian Church, 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. Use the Pine St. entrance. It is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions may be directed to Julie Hasse at 231-582-7983 or
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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