Polish Festival features music and fun for all ages
Thousands will be converging on Boyne Falls for the 45th annual Boyne Falls Polish Festival next week, August 1-4. The festival kicks off as always with Locals Night on THURSDAY, featuring the Fabulous Oldies But Goodies Band in the Polka Tent from 7 p.m. to midnight. Thursday also includes a car show starting at 6 p.m. and a 50s and 60s Best Dressed contest at 9 p.m.
FRIDAY is Youth Day with games, carnival rides, a 1 p.m. bike parade, and a family movie at dusk.
SATURDAY starts with a 5K race at 8 a.m., followed by the Grand Royale Parade at 11 a.m. and music in the Polka Tent beginning at noon. A new event this year is the Bump-N-Run stock car race at the east end of Church Street where the Mud Run is held. Also new is an appearance by the PRCUA Gwiazda Dancers in the Polka Tent.
starts with Mass for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, celebrated under the tent at 9 a.m. Bingo begins and the Polka Tent opens at 12 noon. The 4-Wheel Drive Mud Run also starts at noon. The Polka Tent is open to all ages from 5:30 until the festival ends and the tent closes at 11 p.m.
VETERANS ARE FREE - All veterans, active and inactive, receive free entry to all events; must show Military ID.
Little Miss - Alyssa Reynolds
Little Mister - John Matelski
Honored Citizen - Patricia West
Honored Citizen - Dorris Danbert
Grand Marshals - Mike and Marilyn Seelye
FREE BUS RIDES - Charlevoix County Transit will be offering free rides on Thursday, August 1 for the Boyne Falls Polish Festival. Service will be available from 6 p.m-12:30 a.m.
The Boyne City Rambler normal evening service on Friday and Saturday will be available as well; the Friday/Saturday night service is $2 adult fare, $1 for senior, disabled and youth fare. Reservations are suggested but same evening reservations are accepted by calling the CCT number (231.582.6900).
Boyne City Sidewalk Sales include 11 stores Friday, Saturday
52 WEEKENDS, 101 Water St. - Sidewalk Sale bargains! 50% to 80% off women's and children's clothing, accessories, gifts and home decor. Combined stock from both locations for this event that you won't want to miss out on. Come and shop under our tents.
ALPINE CHOCOLAT HAUS, 1 Water St.- Buy one get, one half off on all packaged items - Chocolat-Covered Potato Chips, Caramel Corn, Specialty Items (Paws, Patties, Pretzels), as well as pre-boxed chocolats.
BOYNE ARTS GALLERY, 210 S. Lake St. - Mini Art Sales. All minis are selling for $20.
BOYNE CITY HARDWARE, 200 Water St. - Close-out specials on tools, hardware and housewares.
BOYNE CO-OP TRUE VALUE, 113 S. Park St. Receive a free $250 store gift card with the purchase of any in-stock Husqvarna Tractor. Up to 75% off on summer items.
BOYNE TRADING CO., 109 Water St. - First quality Boyne wear (outdoor racks), including tees, long sleeve tees, crewneck and hoodies at sidewalk sale prices. Shop early for best selection for infants, toddlers, youth and adults! Also, save 20% on indoor stock storewide.
FRESHWATER ART GALLERY, 217 S. Lake St. - Several items 20-40% off. Each sale qualifies customer for a drawing for gift certificate for a set of concert tickets or a $50 gift certificate.
INSPIRED LIVING, 119 Water St. - Our sale will be held from 9-9 on Friday (8/2) and 9-5 on Saturday (8/3).
THE LADY BARBER - 211 1/2 S. Lake St. - $2 off haircuts from Meghan and Shirley.
MARY'S OF BOYNE, 108 S. Lake St. - Sale racks on the sidewalk priced from $10 to $25, inside sales also. New fall fashions arriving daily.
PENINSULA, 112 Water St. - 20% to 60% off just about everything all weekend. Outdoor gear, clothing, shoes and more.
Come see us in our new, larger Boyne City office at 104 S. Lake Street!
It's time to reserve your spot in Sept. 12th Chamber Golf Outing
The Boyne Chamber's 1st Annual Golf Outing is a little more than a month away and registrations are filling up fast. There's only space for 18 foursomes, so don't wait too long to sign up for this Best Ball Scramble event. Join us at the spectacular
Boyne Mountain Alpine Course
on Thursday, September 12th. We will begin with lunch at noon, a shotgun start at 1 p.m., followed by dinner and awards ceremony at 6. The fun includes goodie bags, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and more.
A great way to promote your business!
Title Sponsor $2000 (1 available)
Gold Sponsor $1000 (4 available)
Hole in One Sponsor $1000 (1 available)
Hole Sponsor $150 (15 available)
> We are also looking for GOODIE BAG ITEMS AND RAFFLE PRIZES - a great way to get your business swag out there! Contact Lisa or Kim at the Chamber about your donation.
Friday means fun and music for Stroll the Streets
Music, fun and great times fill the streets of downtown Boyne City again this summer as Stroll the Streets returns for its 16th season every Friday from 6-9 p.m. Stroll the Streets is a signature summer event for downtown, organized by Boyne City Main Street.
Musical entertainment ranges from contemporary, country, bluegrass, traditional, folk, jazz, to rock. Special activities include magicians, caricature artists, face painting, balloon twisting and more fun activities for kids. Thanks to event organizer Karen Guzniczak of Country Now & Then and map designer Robin Lee Berry of Freshwater Art Gallery. V
for the full summer schedule and updates.
> Here is the entertainment lineup for this Friday:
Gazebo concert features Awesome Distraction on Wednesday
The Evenings at the Gazebo concert series continues at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 7th, with a performance by Awesome Distraction in Old City Park.
2019 Gazebo concerts are presented by
Black Diamond Broadcasting
Awesome Distraction is a trio from Manistee that has been together for more than seven years. This upbeat band with great harmonies has played several times at the Gazebo and at Stroll the Streets in Boyne City. Americana is how they describe the genre they embrace. Although there is nothing wrong with modifying other genres and applying their special twist - after all, music is universal.
> FINAL CONCERT of the season features Full Circle on Wednesday, August 14th.
> IN CASE OF RAIN, concerts will be held at First Presbyterian Church - Community Room, 401 S. Park St.
> CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT will offer bus service for the Gazebo concerts on Wednesday nights. Schedule rides in advance by calling 231-582-6900. Thanks to the Charlevoix County Council on Agning, seniors ride free; all other rides at normal posted fares.
You can become a sponsor
of one of the remaining concerts for a donation of $500. All sponsors get to introduce the band on behalf of the Chamber and you can also make a brief announcement introducing your organization at the beginning of the show. You can have a booth or tent set-up promoting your business at the concert you sponsor. Your donation will be acknowledged on our fliers, posters, newsletter and website,
. For information contact Kim Akin at 231-582-6222 or email
Expanded PirateFest invades with lots of crazy fun next week
Boyne City's 2nd Annual Boyne City PirateFest will be held next week with lots of crazy fun. The greatly expanded schedule includes a pirate invasion, parade, raft ride, The Battle of the Boyne, a beer and wine tent with entertainment, a classic pirate movie, costume contests, a teen dance and the Faygoland Kids Area and more. Here's their website, a flier and the full schedule:
> Thursday, Arrrgust 8
7-11 p.m. - Pre-Fest Parrrty at The Foundry Bar & Grill, East Jordan.
> Friday, Arrrgust 9
6:30 p.m. - The Invasion: Pirates invade Treasure Town, by way of a massive flotilla. Bear witness behind Sunset Park in Boyne City as the pirates begin their search for the treasure.
7-9 p.m. - Experience DJs in the Entertainment Tent, Veterans Park. Beverages from Shorts Brewery and Mackinaw Trail Winery. Proceeds benefit Char-Em United Way.
9:30 p.m. - Family Movie Night: The Princess Bride in the Entertainment Tent. "It's inconceivable." Bring a camp chair or throw down a blanket.
> Saturday, Arrrgust 10
10 a.m. - PirateFest Parade: Lake Street route will begin in SOBO and ends at Veterans Park.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. - FaygoLand Kids Area in Old City Park: Petting zoo, bounce house, Bookmobile, BC Rocks treasure hunt, kids crafts, live music, face painting and more.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. - Michigan Highlander Games: In the Open Space on North Lake Street. Spectators welcome to watch the strongest pirates of them all.
12-3 p.m. - Haunted Pirate River Ride: Explore the Boyne River in an unforgettable raft ride bound to make the whole family shiver their timbers. Sponsored by Jordan Valley Outfitters.
12-9 p.m. - Boyne City Taproom Busker Stage. Jugglers, sword swallowers and performers for all ages will entertain families.
12-9 p.m. - Entertainment Tent: Live entertainment and beverages all day
12-9 p.m. - Pirates, mermaids and buskers all day throughout Boyne City. Tommy Tropic's Busker Mania is a family must-see fer sure.
1 p.m. - Kids Costume Parade: in Old City Park, followed by Kids Costume Contest.
3 p.m. - The Battle of Boyne River: The townsfolk gather in Old City Park and lead a march to drive the pirates out, but not before a zany reenactment of The Famous Battle of The Boyne River.
7 p.m. - Adult Costume Contest in the Entertainment Tent.
9-11 p.m. - Teen Dance Party in the Entertainment Tent. Teens lay claim to the tent fer a parrrty of their own. Come as ye arrr, or come as a pirate.
9-11 p.m. - Stiggs Brewery After Party & Pirate Freak Show.
> Sunday, Arrgust 11th
10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Sunday Brunch at Water Street Cafe. Welcome, all ye landlubbers. Let's gather to enjoy one last meal with all the pirates together - then bid them farewell.
> VOLUNTEERS are needed Friday night and Saturday from 11-6. Call Cindi at
231-675-0115 if you can help out by taking a two-hour shift.
Rain or shine! 11 participating stores:
52 Weekends * Alpine Chocolat Haus *
Boyne Arts Gallery
Boyne City Hardware * Boyne Co-op True Value *
Boyne Trading Co.
Freshwater Art Gallery * Inspired Living *
The Lady Barber
Mary's of Boyne * Peninsula
Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate moves to new location In Boyne
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices-Michigan Real Estate has moved their Boyne City location from their former office on East Water Street to 104 S. Lake Street, next to Charlevoix State Bank. The space was formerly occupied by Christie's North Harbor Real Estate.
"We needed more space and consider the new location prime for our long term commitment to promote Boyne Area Real Estate," said David Beek, Managing Associate Broker for the office. Berkshire's real estate holding company, Gold Coast Properties, purchased the building on July 30.
"It was time for us to increase our investment in Boyne City and our people," said Rik Lobenherz, President of the Northern Michigan Region of Berkshire Hathaway, headquartered in Charlevoix.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices-Michigan Real Estate has 9 offices and over 100 salespeople serving northern Michigan from Traverse City north.
Tall ship returns for deck tours and two-hour sails Aug. 16-22
The Pride of Baltimore II tall ship will be returning to Boyne City for a week in mid-August. The 157-ft. ship will will pass through Round Lake Channel in Charlevoix the morning of Friday, August 16, and will be docked in downtown Boyne City at the 1 Water Street Pier Friday through Wednesday. The ship will be hosting a number of free deck tours. You can also sign up for one of five two-hour sails on Lake Charlevoix with an admission fee of $40 for adults and $30 for children ages 12 and under.
||The Pride of Baltimore II on its last visit to Boyne City in 2016.
The ship has visited Boyne City several times in the past, thanks to a connection with local Realtor Wally Kidd, whose father was one of the founders of the nonprofit organization that built the original Pride replica ship in Baltimore in the 1970s. Kidd's family in Walloon Lake typically hosts the crew for some R&R when they come to Boyne City, and they will do so again this year.
Pictures from 2016 visit to Boyne City
Here is a synopsis of the ship's itinerary in Boyne City:
- Friday, Aug. 16 - Arrives between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Deck tours from 5-8:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 17 - Deck tours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., day sail 3-5 p.m., sunset sail 7-9 p.m.
- Sunday, Aug. 18 - Coffee with the Captain ($5) from 10-11 a.m., day sail from 3-5 p.m., sunset sail 7-9 p.m.
- Monday - Tuesday, Aug. 19-20 - Ship maintenance and crew R&R.
- Wednesday, Aug. 21 - Deck tours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., day sail 3-5 p.m., sunset sail 7-9 p.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 22 - Morning departure for the Tall Ships Festival in Brockville, Ontario.
"Week at the Lake" winner to be announced at Stroll the Streets
The winner of Pat O'Brien's "A Week at the Lake" Local Hero Awards promotion will be announced during Stroll the Streets on Friday. O'Brien will make the announcement at 7 p.m. in front of his office at 128 Water Street. This is a new community honor for residents of Charlevoix and Emmet County. The finalists are:
- Robin & David Bricker of Boyne City
- Mike Byrd of Charlevoix
- Kathy Helsley of Boyne City
- Brian Kozminski of Boyne City
- Larry Rochon of Petoskey
- Kristin & Nathan Bates of Boyne City
Voting was held from July 22-31 at
, and nearly 1,200 people had voted as of early Wednesday.
"The community support and interaction has been quite unbelievable...over 4,300 visits on the votes page alone," O'Brien said. "That's a staggering response, and it demonstrates just how impactful these finalists have been in serving our communities."
The winner will be rewarded with a much-deserved "Week at the Lake," featuring a beautiful Lake Charlevoix home with up to 10 friends and family, use of a high-performance Tritoon boat and all the fixings for a final night barbecue jamboree.
Update on Boyne River citizen-science project set for Aug. 14
The Boyne River's citizen-science project - where people read water height and water temperature gauges from the shore and text message the reading into project organizers using their smart phones - has reached an important milestone. The scientists who organized the projects have finished a working version of the high-performance computer model of the river using local residents' text-messaged readings.
Now, they want to update the community about the project, share the model details, and then hear your thoughts about the model and your advice for the accompanying website they are building. The update will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday August 14 in the Boyne District Library Community Room.
First, there will be a 30-45 minute update about the project, the model, and the accompanying website. Dr. Chris Lowry (University at Buffalo), Dr. Darren Ficklin, and Dr. Pedro Avellaneda Lopez (Indiana University) will give a PowerPoint slide-presentation about the project's progress. Immediately following the talk, the organizers want to hear from you. "We have six questions that will help us determine (a) how to make the model and (b) website more useful to the needs of Boyne River users and managers," they said.
This meeting has been scheduled to fit with the Friends of the Boyne River's Annual Meeting and Potluck in Veterans Memorial Park at 5:30pm. It
is a public event and all those interested in the Boyne River and/or this citizen science research project are welcome.
Until then keep texting those readings - especially in crummy weather.
Paying the rent in paradise
What does it cost to live, work and rent in Northern Michigan?
"Paying the rent in paradise" is the focus of a recent story in the Northern Express, and Boyne City is featured as a community that is working to find solutions:
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Michelle Cortright sits on the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce board and is part of the Boyne Housing Solutions group. "[The chamber] did some strategic planning, and we came up with areas that we were going to focus on," she said. "One of the areas was a community forum and the No. 1 goal was to find housing. Out of that initiative came the Boyne Housing Solutions." The group meets about every two to three weeks to "keep moving the needle ahead" on housing issues, according Cortright, who added that there have been five to six forums held so far. The educational topics have featured speakers from the local land bank, as well as area developers.
"We are making progress," Cortright said. "Word is out about what we are doing here. Check back with us in five months." In the fall, a new project, Lofts on Lake Street, will break ground in Boyne City. Cortright is optimistic that the project, which will offer 46 income-adjusted units, will make a difference in the community. Full story.
Vendor registration opens for Sept. 28th Harvest Festival
Boyne City will celebrate its autumn bounty at the Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, and vendor registration is now open. This family fun day will include music, crafts, children's activities, food and fall produce in the downtown area from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. As the extended Farmers Market will be moved downtown from Veterans Park, portions of Water and Lake Streets will be closed to traffic. There will be a Scarecrow Contest organized by the Boyne Area Chamber. Children's games and activities will be sprinkled around downtown. The festival is sponsored by Boyne City Main Street.
Flight training program scheduled for BC Airport Friday night
Flying in Alaska can be challenging. Certified Flight Instructor and Vlogger Jon Kotwicki will share his experiences and lessons learned flying from Alaska to the Lower 48. His videos are educational, entertaining and feature awe-inspiring scenery. The Boyne City Municipal Airport (N98) is hosting Kotwicki at 6:30 this Friday evening, August 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Jon will be presenting in the airport terminal at 1040 East Main Street.
Kotwicki is an instructor who became an airline pilot, then returned to being a flight instructor again, and authored an online ground school class (FLY8MA). Lately he has been flying from Alaska to the lower 48 states and documenting the trip on YouTube. Jon's presentation will focus on the lessons learned flying around Alaska and down through the lower 48 into Florida. He will cover flight planning, VFR into IMC, CFIT , LOC, and general distractions in the cockpit. The public is welcome to attend this free event.
Going PRO Talent Fund information session set for Aug. 14
The Going PRO Talent Fund began in 2013 to provide funds to companies for short-term, in-demand training leading to an industry-recognized credential. Training can be provided for existing employees, new hires, or registered DOL apprentices for occupations in several industries, including but not limited to; manufacturing, construction, IT, landscaping, healthcare, hospitality, non-profits, food production, and more.
The application period for Talent Fund grants is expected to begin in mid-September. Prior to the start of the application period, Northwest Michigan Works! is holding Employer Information Sessions to help businesses learn about the fund. The Petoskey session will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 14 in the North Central Michigan College Library Conference Room.
Businesses planning to attend the information session should register here. Call (231) 348-6613 for additional information or to set up an appointment for assistance.
Charlevoix County Transit survey deadline is August 9th
Charlevoix County Transit has made available a public opinion survey to gather input concerning public transportation needs and services in the county. This survey is part of community outreach efforts for a study that will result in a Transit Master Plan.
Individual survey responses will be kept confidential, and will not be identified by the name of the respondent.
Paper surveys are available at the Boyne Area Senior Center (411 E. Division Street), Charlevoix County Offices (301 State St., Charlevoix) and Commission on Aging Office (218 W. Garfield, Charlevoix), as well as the senior centers in East Jordan and Charlevoix.
> For more information on the plan or the survey, contact Jill Drury, Director of Charlevoix County Transit, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-582-6900.
Veterans service staff adds office hours in Boyne Falls
Veterans Service Officer Cheryl Young from Charlevoix County Veterans Affairs will hold office hours at the Boyne Falls Substation at 2287 Railroad Road in Boyne Falls to meet with Veterans and their families on Mondays and Wednesdays. She will be there from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Veterans are asked to call 231-308-3726 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
John Hess will remain at the Charlevoix County VA Office in the County Building at 301 State Street in Charlevoix on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Reach him at 231-547-7220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers still needed to give out info at the Log Cabin
||The Sunset Park Log Cabin at sunset, photo by Mike Cain.
The Boyne Area Chamber and the City of Boyne City
have launched the Log Cabin Volunteers group to give out information from the Sunset Park cabin this summer.
So far, 11 local people have volunteered as part of a group that is providing visitor information in the log cabin formerly occupied by the chamber.
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Chamber-member businesses looking to hire summer staff are encouraged to post their jobs on the chamber website job posting page. You can do this with your member log-in with just a few simple steps. If you need assistance with your log-in, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOYNE WATERSPORTS Boat Rentals is accepting applications for the best summer job in Northern Michigan. Full-time position is available immediately. Become an expert instructor showing our customers how to operate jet skis, pontoons, ski boats, stand up paddle boards, and kayaks. Boating experience is preferred but we will train qualified applicants. Work up to 12+ hours a day on the water with a great team. Check out our website to see what we have to offer. Spend your summer working on the water! Please apply on our website. Full job description.
PART-TIME COOK - Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is seeking a part-time Cook to work in all Senior Centers in Charlevoix, East Jordan and Boyne City.This position is Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:30a-2p for 25 hours a week, start & end time dependent upon need but guaranteed 25 hours weekly. From May to September the Wednesday hours would be 2p-7p for night dinners. No holidays or weekends. Starting pay is $13.91 an hour and no benefits are provided. Mileage will be paid if a County vehicle is unavailable. Applications are available online. Job details.
We encourage Chamber members to list their openings on our Jobs Page.
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Toronto Classic Legends concert coming to Boyne on Aug. 10th
The Boyne Country Community Center is presenting the Toronto Classic Legends concert as its next fund-raiser at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 10th, at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center. This is the fourth visit by this tribute company from Toronto. The Legends concert features seven performances reliving rock and country superstars who have collectively sold over one billion albums. An evening with seven Legends of Rock and Country, performed by Toronto's best Tribute Entertainers. All of them are backed by a four-piece live band. This is truly a Las Vegas Quality show starring Neil Diamond, Shania Twain, Freddie Mercury, Madonna, Blondie, Patsy Cline and Garth Brooks. Everyone over 40 will likely know every song. There is no prerecorded music or singing in this live concert. All ticket holders will also receive a 10% discount on their bill when they show their ticket at seven popular Boyne City restaurants on August 10:
Boyne City Tap Room,
Friggy's SOBO Pub,
Lake Street Pub,
Red Mesa Grill,
Stiggs Brewery and Kitchen, and
Water Street Cafe.
> Reserved seat tickets are available online at boynecc.com or at Boyne City Hardware.
Pedal, Pig & Pint bike tour circles Lake Charlevoix on Sunday
Bring your family and friends and join Raven Hill Discovery Center for the 2nd Annual Raven Hill Pedal, Pig And Pint on Sunday, August 4th. It's a 22 or 42-mile bike tour along Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. Meet at Stiggs Brewery after the ride for a Pig Roast lunch and a pint. Portions of Stiggs' beer sales that day will go to Top of Michigan Bike Association (TOMMBA). Participants who purchase a Raven Red beer will be entered in a contest to win a private beer tasting at Stiggs.
All levels of riders are welcome. The course is 42 miles around Lake Charlevoix or 22 miles to the Ironton Ferry and back. Adult advance registration is $45 ($50 on the day of the ride), and $25 for children, and the fee includes brunch, T-shirt and a donation to the Raven Hill Discovery Center. All participants will also receive a one-day admission pass to Raven Hill.
On-site registration begins at 8 AM at Veterans Park in Boyne City or you can register online at www.bikereg.com. The Pig Roast at Stiggs Brewery will run 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information contact Raven Hill at 231-536-3369; email@example.com; or visit
. Event flier.
Corn, sweet cherries and more at the BC Farmers Market
The Boyne City Farmers Market continues on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
You will find these fresh fruits and veggies at the market these days: Cherries, blueberries, corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, kale, summer squash, zucchini, sugar snap peas, and much more.
More than 60 vendors participate in this year's market, which is a program of the Boyne City Main Street Program.
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UP NORTH DOGGY DAY CARE would love to walk and play with your furry companion while you shop the market every Saturday. They offer their service completely free.
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.
MARKET MUSIC is featured on Saturdays, thanks to Grain Train and Blissfest:
August 3 - Melissa Welke, Aug. 10 - Robin Lee Berry, Aug. 17 - Bruce Smith, Aug. 24 - Holly Keller-Thompson, Aug. 31 - Dede Alder.
Woofstock returns with pets, food and music on Saturday
The Charlevoix Area Humane Society will host their sixth annual WoofStock music and pet festival from 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 3. This festive fundraiser will be held on the grounds of the beautiful Mackinaw Trails Winery on Highway 131 just south of Petoskey. We anticipate 2,000 people and hundreds of friendly dogs attending. There will be Live music on two stages including Blair Miller, Caleb Crouch, Dos Hippies with Kate McCauley, Holly August, Jessica Dominic and more. There is also an open mike stage. Also planned are animal agility demonstrations, Frisbee and other dog trick contests, the Doxie Derby at 3 p.m. and more for a full pet-friendly day.
Food, craft and pet-related vendors will sell and show off their products and services. Mackinaw Trails Winery will have beer and wine available, and a silent auction will help raise funds to support the Humane Society. Thanks to Woofstock's sponsors: Jensen Animal Hospital, Mackinaw Trail Winery, Subaru by the Bay, BlissFest Music Organization, Sandra Lee Photography, Dog Watch by K9 Fencing, Boyne Valley Lions Club and Lite 96.3 Radio. Check our Facebook page for updates.
Boyne Boat Yard Summer Celebration Cookout Friday, Aug. 9
Boyne Boat Yard will be hosting a Summer Celebration Cookout at their waterfront launch location at noon, Friday, August 9. Located at 448 Front Street in Boyne City, they will be featuring a fresh grilled chicken wrap bar with salads and beverages. All are welcome and they look forward to seeing everyone there.
Provisions Wine Lounge sets tentative opening for Aug. 12
Provisions Wine Lounge, the new wine bar at 123 Water Street, is tentatively scheduled to open Monday, August 12th. Owner Ed Brehm reports that the final project before opening, installation of a fire suppression system, is now being installed. A new sign has been installed on the front window by the Wood Shop. They have created a Facebook page for the new Wine Lounge and are inviting everyone to like the page if they'd like to get sneak peeks of the remodeled interior and updates on their progress and opening. They will be also randomly selecting guests to attend their invitation-only soft opening from page likes. The Wine Lounge will be managed by Provisions employee Chloe Chaffee and is located next door to (with a connecting doorway to) the Wine Emporium and Deli and Boyne Country Provisions.
Kiersten's Ride benefits suicide prevention on August 17th
Kiersten's Ride, the 7th annual fundraiser for suicide prevention programs in Northern Lower Michigan, will be held Saturday, August 17th at Chandler Hill Campground in Boyne Falls. Participants have a choice of a 10 a.m. Horseback Trail Ride, a 12 noon 1.3-mile Nature Walk, or a 2 p.m. ATV Ride. Lunch for participants is from 1-2 p.m. and prizes will be awarded at 1:30. Early registration is $15, or $25 after Aug. 10.
has more details. For more information, For more information, call 231-675-5047, email
It's time to register for Lake Charlevoix Assn. Poker Run
The 4th Annual Lake Charlevoix Association Poker Run will be held Friday, August 16th. Card pick-up runs from 11 am until 3:30 pm. The Reception Social Hour begins at 4:30 with Poker hand turn-in, live music and silent auction bidding, and will be followed by a full buffet-style meal, card hand reveal, and auction winners announced.
The reception will again be held at the Boyne City Waterfront Pavilion at Veterans Park concluding at 7:30 pm. Prizes will be awarded for best, second, third and worst poker hands.
This event sold out last year, so don't delay. Registration fee goes up August 10 and the final deadline is August 12. The donation for participating this year is $30 per poker hand and $30 per person for the reception and meal. When you register, you will be asked to choose your first card pick-up location, so that we can have your registration information packet waiting there for you. Options for first card pick-up are: Charlevoix City Dock, Landing Restaurant, East Jordan City Dock or Sommerset Point Outer Docks.
During the actual Poker Run, boaters pick a card from 5 of 8 locations on the lake. Each of these locations will have one full deck of playing cards individually sealed in envelopes. Bring your 5 cards, still sealed in their 5 envelopes, to the reception to be entered into the poker hand competition. The 8 pick-up locations are East Jordan City Dock, Holy Island Bay, The Landing Restaurant, Irish Boat Shop, Charlevoix City Dock, Horton Bay Club Dock, Boyne City City Dock, and Sommerset Point Outer Dock. Register here.
Watch this video to experience an Avalanche bike trail
If you're not a mountain biker, you can watch this video to experience one of the new Avalanche Preserve trails. The rider/photographer is Jeff Northrup, a Florida resident. His description: "
Experience this great Northern Michigan mountain bike trail, including a very sweet downhill at the end of the video!"
Library Summer Reading Program ends with ice cream social
Boyne District Library welcomes August with events and programs for all ages. Most events are free and open to anyone interested in attending. Information for all BDL events and programs can also be found at www.boynelibrary.org. To RSVP (register) for any events:www.boynelibrary.org/programs choose Children, Teen, Adult and then select RSVP for the event from those listed.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
ends with our SRP Finale Ice Cream Social on
Thursday, August 8
. Adults and kids, turn in your reading logs, collect your prizes, and enjoy some ice cream to celebrate another great summer of reading, learning, and more.
Thursday, August 15
6-7pm for GET CONNECTED@BDL
. Bring your devices and learn how to connect to Overdrive and Hoopla for eBooks and audiobooks, how to access our magazine app Zinio for free magazines, and an overview of our website and all the information and resources on the site. RSVP required or call the library 231-582-7861 for more information or to register.
Join us Saturday, August 17
for a very special program by
, Michigan Seed Library and guru of all things seeds, as he presents
"SEED SAVING AND SHARING"
in our Community Room. For anyone who has used our seed library, or anyone interested in saving and sharing seeds, this is a great presentation.
Join our lunchtime BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB. Our next meeting is Tuesday, August 20
at 12-1pm. Come late, leave early, but plan to spend your lunchtime with us to discuss our book of the month. August's book choice is
by Erin Hilderbrand
Attention crafters, scrapbookers, quilters... on one Saturday every month from 9am-12 noon, BDL has reserved our Community Room as a CRAFT OPEN LAB. Bring your materials, spread out and enjoy conversation and complete some of those projects on
. RSVP online or call 231-582-7861 for more information.
GENEALOGY: USING PHOTOGRAPHS for Family History Research:
Sunday, August 25
join us as local historian and genealogist Patrick McCleary teaches participants how to use family photographs to do genealogy research. RSVP requested.
Additional adult and family programs in August include:
9am, Mondays, free Yoga Class with Reb Andrews, No class August 5
Beginning Computer Classes every Tuesday at 2pm.
Tai Chi Class meets every Wednesday, 9am for beginners, 10am for advanced students, cost is $5 per session.
Sensory Storytime is available for our special needs adult patrons Friday, August 16
at 11am (special date and time). Caregivers must accompany participants.
· The Library Book Club meets at 7pm on August 26th. This month's book is The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.
40th Annual Senior Picnic and Health Expo set for Aug. 13
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging invites the entire community to the 40th Charlevoix County Senior Picnic & Health Expo being held on August 13th at the Harvest Barn Church in East Jordan. Picnic tickets are currently on sale and you must have a ticket to attend. Tickets are being sold at the Boyne City, Charlevoix and East Jordan Senior Centers. If there are tickets available, they will be sold at the door the day of the picnic. Tickets are the same price as last year at $5 for a Senior (60+), and $8 for others.
||Charlevoix County Senior Picnic & Health Expo.
This year has a Vegas theme with great games and entertainment planned. Doors open at 9 a.m. so come early and enjoy the musical entertainment of Frank Sinatra by Billy McCallister beginning at 10. We have 29 Health Expo vendors and prizes to complement the fun. We are grateful to have the Boyne City Rotary and East Jordan Lions once again cooking their famous grilled chicken to complement our amazing COA cook's creations. The Grand Door Prize is a $250 Visa Gift Card, and your picnic ticket automatically puts you in the running to win.
Rides can be coordinated through Charlevoix County Transit (231-582-6900) and are provided by some of the local nursing home and assisted living facilities.
For more information contact Theresa at the County Commission on Aging, (231) 237-0103.
> Print our calendars, "Like" our Facebook Page, and look all the other goings-on either on the Senior Hi-Lites Newsletter page or the Menus / Calendars and Activities pages of our website.
Bowling league meetings are starting for BC Lanes
League season is right around the corner for BC Lanes and we've got some meeting dates and times to share:
- Sunday night meeting - August 18th at 6pm
- Monday Meeting -TBD
- Thursday Women's meeting - August 22nd, 6:30pm
If you are returning from last season, interested in joining a team or just bowling as an individual you're asked to either attend the meeting of your choice or contact Kirk at the center at 231.582.6353.
Guess your finish time to win Paddle 4 The Pool event Aug. 17th
The 4th Annual Paddle 4 The Pool fundraising event for the Charlevoix Area Community Pool will be held Saturday, August 17, at Ferry Beach in Charlevoix. Estimate your elapsed time for this paddle event, and if you finish the closest to your prediction, you are the winner. Students, seniors, everyone can enjoy this event. This is not your typical race, but it definitely is a contest. Grab your kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board and join us on Lake Charlevoix. Choose the two-mile or four-mile course. Please, obviously... no time pieces on board. Last year all participants for the 4-Mile Course finished under 1 hour and 30 minutes and the fastest time was 46:02. The winner was 5 seconds away from his predicted time.
Entry fee per watercraft (single or double) is $25 by August 9th, and $35 after that date. After you paddle, enjoy live music by the Crosscut Kings and tasty food from the Pigs Eatin' Ribs Food Truck.
Bike Share program continues at Sunset Park Log Cabin
The Boyne Bike Share program launched last year returns this summer. Four bikes are parked on the north side of the Sunset Park Log Cabin at 28 S. Lake Street, and the concept is simple: "Borrow a bike and bring it back for others to enjoy." There is no checkout system, just the honor system, organizers say. They only ask that the bikes be returned each day and not kept overnight. The bikes were donated by community members and service clubs, and they were refurbished by Mike Cortright of North Country Cycle Sport. Helmets are also available with the bikes.
Partners making this new program possible are: Boyne City Kiwanis, Boyne Valley Lions, Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, Boyne City Main Street, City of Boyne City, and North Country Cycle Sport.
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
EVENINGS AT THE GAZEBO
concerts are held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Old City Park. Awesome Distraction will perform on August 7th, and Full Circle on August 14th. In case of rain, the concerts will move to the First Presbyterian Church Community Room, 401 S. Park St.
04069 N M75,
, (231) 535-6000
FOOD SPECIALS -Serving breakfast every day from 8 to 11 a.m.
Monday - All You Can Eat Wings
Wednesday - Half Off One-Topping Pizzas
Thursdays - Burger & A Beer
Bottomless Mimosas from 8am-2pm
Fridays - All you can eat fish fry, $11.99 4-10PM, served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR- $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft
Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM
THURSDAYS - Trivia at 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, Aug. 2 - Tribe of Chiefs performs upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m.
continues every Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. in the circle drive in front of the Clock Tower Lodge. Live music on Aug. 6 - Zeke Clemons, Aug. 13 - The Shifties, Aug. 20 - Pistil Whips, Aug. 27 - The Shifties.
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m. in June, 8-11 p.m. in July
Thursday, Aug. 1 -
Friday, Aug. 2 - Zeke Clemons
Saturday, Aug. 3 - Adam Hoppe
Thursday, Aug. 8 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Aug. 9 - The Shifties
Saturday, Aug. 10 - A Brighter Bloom
Thursday, Aug. 15 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Aug. 16 - Pistil Whips
Saturday, Aug. 17 - Holly Keller
Thursday, Aug. 22 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Aug. 23 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, Aug. 24 - Darby O'Bell
Thursday, Aug. 29 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Aug. 30 - Under the Moon
Saturday, Aug. 31 - Pistil Whips
The Beach House, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 2 -
Saturday, Aug. 3 - Sydni Kann
Friday, Aug. 9 - Chris Calleja
Saturday, Aug. 10 - Blake Elliott
Friday, Aug. 16 - Under The Moon
Saturday, Aug. 17 - Chris Koury
Friday, Aug. 23 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, Aug. 24 - Michelle Chenard
Friday, Aug. 30 - Blake Elliott
Saturday, Aug. 31 - A Brighter Bloom
The Beach House Tiki Hut, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, August 3 - David Cisco
Saturday, August 10 - Chris Koury
Saturday, August 17 - Pistil Whips
Saturday, August 24 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, August 31 - The Shifties
Snowflake Lounge 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
Fridays & Saturdays - DJ Mike, DJ Bill Oeming or
DJ Bill Da Cat
, 1 Water St, Boyne City, (231) 582-8800
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:
2nd - The Shifties,
9th - Michelle Chenard,
16th - Sean Bielby,
23rd - Brett Mitchell,
30th - Nathan Bates.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m
August 3rd - A Brighter Bloom, 10th - Pete Kehoe, 17th - E-Minor, 24th - Ben Overbeek, 31st - Holly Keller.
FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588. "Blue Monday" open mike night from 7-9 p.m. every Monday this summer, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. This event has attracted 30 or more people and nine performers on recent Mondays. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen. Summer gallery hours are 10am-7pm, except Sundays 12-4, and Mondays 10am-9pm.
GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS
For schedule and tickets , visit greatlakescfa.org, or call 231.439.2601.
FALL/SPRING SEASON - A sensational new season of events is just around the corner. The
2019-2020 Fall - Spring Season at the Center, Live On Center Stage
, will be announced
today, August 1 at
greatlakescfa.org and tickets will be available on the following days:
Thursday, August 1 - Single ticket sales begin for those with priority ticketing benefits.
Thursday, August 8 - Single ticket sales open to the public.
COMMUNITY DAY - All are invited to the Great Lakes Center for the Arts' Community Day celebration from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday, August 4. With support from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation and Marshall Music, this fun, family-friendly, and musically oriented event will include an open house with Zumba, an Instrument Petting Zoo, Boomwhackers, a 16-foot giant keyboard (ideal for anyone wishing to reenact the scene from BIG) refreshments and local entertainment on the Rooftop Terrace, and more. Questions? Call 231.439.2610 or e-mail
C.S. LEWIS ONSTAGE - Following its acclaimed 2018 national tour, C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert, starring Max McLean as C.S. Lewis, comes to Great Lakes Center for the Arts Saturday, Aug. 10 for one performance only. In C.S. Lewis Onstage, adapted from Lewis' writings, McLean inhabits Lewis from the death of his mother and his estranged relationship with his father to the experiences that led him from vigorous debunker - to one of the most vibrant and influential Christian intellectuals of the 20th century. As a result, C.S. Lewis Onstage is a joyous evening of Lewis' entertaining wit and exhilarating insight.
Some highlights of the summer schedule include:
August 2 - Mitch Albom and Special Friends
August 24 - The Joffrey Ballet
Aug. 31, Sept. 1 - McKechnie & McArdle Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch
> Pub Time - Monday thru Friday, 4-6pm, enjoy $1 off libations and select appetizers for $5 or less.
> Wing Wednesdays - Every Wednesday, all day, enjoy 6 wings for $8 or 12 wings for $15.
Enjoy from an assortment of sauces including Chef's Choice sauce of the day.
> Poker Karaoke Thursdays - Every Thursday, 8-11pm. Every time you sing, you get a card. The singer with the best poker hand at the end of the night wins a $25 gift certificate provided by the DJ.
LAVENDER HILL FARM - 7354 Horton Bay Road North, Boyne City, 231-582-3784.
Visit our website for more information about The Series, ticketing and the musicians.
Here is the summer lineup:
August 2 & 3:
The Appleseed Collective
. Elmore Magazine raves:
"Appleseed Collective's version of swing stands a breed apart from today's standard-issue. With guitar, mandolin, standup bass and brushes on a drum kit, their original songs, with lighthearted lyrics and infectious musicianship, rise above the crowd."
August 24: Jill Jack - sold out.
Aug 31 & Sept 1: Sons of the Never Wrong
September 7: Suzie Vinnick
More events at the farm:
Aug 7, 14 & 21 - Lunch & Lavender
Aug 7, 14 & 21 - Bingo in the Barn
Fridays through Aug 23 - Lavender Fest Friday
Aug 5 & 26 - Monday Movie Night
Aug 9 - Pixie Dust Tea Party
Aug 23 - Barn Dance
ODAWA CASINO -
The Association will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, September 20th. Join us to see one of the most successful bands to come out of the 60's. They have 7 Grammy Nominations for some of the most iconic hits of the 1960's, including songs like Cherish, Windy and Never My Love. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets on Sale: Thursday, August 1st, at 8 a.m. Ticket price: $20. Details and tickets.
> Gary Lewis and the Playboys concert on August 2nd is sold out.
"Casa Tuesdays" - $3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 food features and live music 7-10 p.m.:
August 6 - The Pistil Whips
August 13 - Jakey Thomas
August 20 - Mike Oregano
August 27 - Blake Elliott
> EUCHRE MONDAYS - 6 p.m. Top two weekly winners get prizes, half off Euchre Pilsner from Arbor Brewing Co.
LIVE MUSIC at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Saturday, July 27 - Aunt Vicki
Friday, August 2 - Something Great
Saturday, August 3 - Nelson Olstrom
Friday, August 9 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, August 10/PirateFest - Derailed 3 p.m., Grayson Barton 8 p.m.
Sunday, August 11/PirateFest - Blair Miller
Friday, August 16 - Holly Keller-Thompson
Saturday, August 17 - Under The Moon
Friday, August 23 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, August 24 - Chris Koury
Friday, August 30 - The Pistil Whips,
Saturday, August 31 - Charlie Millard Band
Sunday, Sept. 1 - Blair Miller
COFFEE WITH THE SUPE - Everyone is invited to a Superintendent Coffee Talk with Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Little from 8 to 9 a.m. on
and the first Friday of every month. The coffee is courtesy of the superintendent, and this Coffee Talk will be held at
Lake Charlevoix Coffee
. 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.
|WALLOON PIRATE POKER RUN - Tommy's of Walloon is hosting a Pirate Poker Run from 1-4 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 4. Registration begins at noon. Grab your vessel and fill it with your fellow pirates for a poker run around Walloon lake from Tommy's to Barrel Back. $30 per hand. All proceeds go to the Walloon Sailors Program, a children's program that teaches sailing. Questions? Call or text Jason, (248) 674-8800. Sign up here.
GETTING UNSTUCK - A proven technique for making difficult life changes will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. "Most people have something in their lives they'd like to change, but they can't find a way to make the change," said Lifetree Café national director Craig Cable. "This Lifetree episode includes a technique that can help people take a step in the right direction." During the episode, titled "Getting Unstuck: Practical Ways to Improve Your Life," participants will take part in a nonthreatening activity that often leads to insightful breakthroughs in achieving life change.
> Lifetree Café is in the First Presbyterian Church, 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. Use the Pine St. entrance. It is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions may be directed to Julie Hasse at 231-582-7983 or Lifetree@fpboyne.org.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE -
144 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.
|DOWNTOWN RETAIL SPACE available at 120 Water Street (Karen Walker Studio space). 12'x24'. 288 sq ft. Everything included. $800/ month. Call Liz at 231-675-5014.
|KINDER CLOSET at Christ Lutheran Church is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on August 10th 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.
- 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,