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Promote your organization to big crowd at Nov. 1 Expo
If you would like to promote your business or organization to hundreds of people in just a few hours, you still have that opportunity.  Exhibitor registration continues 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 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. 
> Admission is $5 per person and the first 500 guests will receive a complimentary swag bag and entry in our door prize raffles.
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 
   4Front Credit Union - NEW this week! 
> Associate SponsorsMunson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital 
Farley can provide promotional products for your Expo booth
Farley Calendar
Some of the available promotional products . 
To fellow Boyne Chamber members:
The upcoming Boyne Business Expo on November 1st, open house celebrations and local events increase your business exposure and branded promotional products KEEP your business in front of your audience. Functional items ranging from pens, bags, mugs, flashlights and lip balm applicators to technical products such as portable charging devices (phones and iPads), and USB/flash drives are just a few ways of promoting your brand, thanking customers, employees and vendors as well as helping to increase revenue.
The Farley Calendar & Promo Products Company of Boyne City is not only your preferred choice for high quality calendars to promote your business, we are also your local source for branded promotional products!
Need help with a special promotion, increasing your website or foot traffic, promoting employee wellness or maybe a nice gift for vendors or customers? We have direct lines with many manufacturers, offering a vast selection of competitively priced promotional products. With over 40 years of experience in Northern Michigan marketing and advertising, we welcome the opportunity to share our knowledge and "out of the box" ideas with you.
Give us a call at 231-459-4500 or email for a personal consultation or to answer any questions. If you prefer to browse on your own, visit our website at or today to peruse the 1000's of items available. Be sure to view the locally produced video on our websites that boosts our beautiful area and gives you an overview of our company.
As our local business colleague, our gift to you - 20% off your first promotional product order placed in 2019!* 
  Jeff Streelman, President
  Tom Dawson, General Manager
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Mitchell Graphics offers 20% off all your Expo print materials
Mitchell Graphics Are you exhibiting at the Boyne Chamber Business Expo on Friday Nov. 1st? Mitchell Graphics is offering 20% off on ALL your print marketing materials. Order business cards, brochures, sell sheets, catalogs, rack cards, banners, merchandise and more with this special. We can also mail pre- and post-show postcards to your current and potential customers.  Let Mitchell Graphics help you get the most out of your Expo experience! Call (231) 347-5650 to get started. 
*Offer expires Nov. 1, 2019.
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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 fun, friends, shopping and  wine from Mackinaw Trails Winery, Friske's fresh donuts, apple cider and more.  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.
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.
Match on Main grant assists new downtown business opening
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. 
> Hoppy Hound is hoping to open in early November. Stay up to date on opening information by following @hoppyhoundcoffee on Instagram. For more information on downtown Boyne City visit
  Updating our 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.
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Officials break ground for 6.2-mile Boyne Valley Trailway
Trail groundbreaking
Boyne City Manager Michael Cain gave major credit to Michael Sheean, at right, for years of effort in obtaining financial support and property acquisition for the trail.
Construction for the 6.2-mile new non-motorized trail linking Boyne City, Boyne Valley Township, Boyne Mountain Resort and the Village of Boyne Falls formally began with a groundbreaking ceremony held Wednesday morning, October 2nd, along the route. According to Boyne City City Manager Michael Cain, the construction of the Boyne Valley Trailway reflects the vision, collaboration and perseverance of many that are making the long proposed trail a reality. Special recognition was given to Boyne City resident and Parks and Recreation Board Chairperson Michael Sheean, whose two decades of effort is finally resulting in the trail construction. Representative of many of the organizations associated with the project were present for the ground breaking. Those organizations included: North Country Bicycle Club, Charlevoix County Community Foundation, Charlevoix County, Boyne Valley Township, Village of Boyne Falls, Boyne Mountain, Frey Foundation, Michigan Department of Transportation, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the City of Boyne City.
Construction for the new non-motorized trail will continue this fall, resume in the spring of 2020 with a scheduled completion date on June 11, 2020 Work on the over $1.77-million project is being done by J & N Constriction of Gaylord. OHM of Petoskey designed the project.
When completed, the trail is anticipated to be a new economic driver in the region, serving residents and visitors alike. Users of the new trail will be able to connect to existing and future phases of the Boyne City/Charlevoix Trail, providing connections to the Little Traverse Wheelway, which connects Charlevoix, Petoskey and Harbor Springs. Future efforts may provide connections to the Traverse City area TART trail system and ultimately the Iron Belle that traverses the entire state of Michigan.   News-Review story and trail map .
Bob Huff celebration of life set for Oct. 19th at Eagles Hall
Bob Huff
Bob Huff bought the pharmacy in Boyne City in 1982.
A celebration of life for long-time local pharmacist Bob Huff will be held from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, October 19th at the Boyne City Eagles Hall, 106 River Street. Here is the full obituary f
rom the Petoskey News-Review: 
It is with deep sadness that we morn the passing of a great man. On Sunday, September 29th, 2019, Robert (Bob) Lee Huff, 72, of Boyne City passed away at his home with his family by his side.  What an adventurous and colorful life Bob had. It began on the 15th of December 1946, when he was born to his proud parents Robert and Gertrude (Houghtaling) Huff. Bob grew up and graduated from Durand High School. After graduating, he enlisted and fought in the Vietnam War. He returned with a strong desire to help others and make a difference, so he put himself through school to be a pharmacist. He attended Ferris State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State, where he graduated with a masters.  On September 5th, 1970, Bob married Nancy Ruelle in Durand, Michigan. He got a job at the first Perry Drugstore in Oxford. It wasn't long before Bob decided he wanted his own pharmacy. In 1982, Bob bought his own pharmacy in the heart of Boyne City and relocated his family. He immersed himself into Boyne City and over the years joined the art council, was active on parks and recreation committees and the Rotary Club, and even became the president of the Chamber of Commerce. 
Bob is survived by his daughter, Charity (Brian) Patten; son, Donovan Huff; granddaughters, Emma Kay Patten and Erin Elizabeth Patten; girlfriend, Carolynn Thomson; brother, Dan Huff and sisters, Nancy Hutchison and Pat Humphry. Full obituary.
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
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Fall colors
Peak fall colors coming soon
For our out of town readers... this map shows that fall colors are at nearing peak in Charlevoix County. There's definitely some great color out there right now. We predict that the peak will be the weekend of October 19-20 in the Boyne area. This map is courtesy of 9 and 10 News; click here for updates.
Dress for Chill program bundles up Boyne boys and girls
Dress For Chill
Dress For Chill volunteers at the Farmers Market
As we wait for the leaves to change color this year, one thing is certain.... Winter and cold weather are just around the corner and the Boyne City Eta Nu Charities Organization will be ready when it gets here. 
The Dress For Chill program has begun. Working with the Early Learning Program and Head Start Program for Preschoolers and Boyne City Elementary School, a group of 20 committee members will work to distribute new winter outerwear for students in need. This is the 12th year Eta Nu women have worked on this community project, fitting well over 100 students each year. 
The Dress For Chill committee members work together in the month of October to raise money in the community. They shop, organize, distribute and fit the students in NEW outfits in coordination with the schools. Last year the "Chill" committee outfitted 140 preschool and elementary students with new jackets, snow pants, boots, hats and mittens.
Although October is the busiest month for this program, committee members work all year long, especially during local store sales in November and December and end-of-season sales in January and February to purchase the garments at the best price possible. 
"Our local merchants have been wonderful partners in helping us provide high quality winter clothing for children in the Boyne City Area," said Dress For Chill Chairperson Charlotte Battjes.
Funds are raised through donations from community organizations, businesses and individuals. Fund donation canisters are also distributed to several area businesses in Boyne City. Eta Nu Co-President Mary Gergel, said, "Dress For Chill is one of the most successful community projects Eta Nu is involved with. It is a true community effort and we need the continued support of the community to make it work!"
> Fund donations are tax deductible. Checks may be made out to Eta Nu Charities and sent to P.O.Box 133, Boyne City, MI 4971.2
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Students visit Industrial Magnetics and other companies for Manufacturing Week 
Dozens of students from Charlevoix and Emmet counties have been visiting local companies as part of Manufacturing Week. These photos were taken this week at Industrial Magnetics in Boyne City. Other Boyne manufacturers hosting students were Lexamar, Outline Industries, Precision Edge and Shaggy's Skis.  
City leaf pickup starts next week on Mondays and Fridays
The City of Boyne City will pick up leaves Mondays and Fridays from October 14 through Nov. 11th. Set bagged leaves curbside anytime after the first day of pickup, in biodegradable paper yard waste bags. City crews will pick up bags as time allows. Biodegradable paper bags are available locally at Boyne City Hardware and Boyne Co-op or can be purchased from any other source. Please put only leaves in the bags, as the bags are not strong enough to hold sticks, sand, or stones and will tear upon lifting.
Brush will not be picked up curbside but may be brought to the North Boyne Compost Site. You may haul your own leaves, either bagged in biodegradable bags or unbagged, to the compost site on Robinson Street, open seven days a week for your convenience.
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
Kiersten's Ride sponsors two suicide prevention trainings
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.
There will also be a two-day workshop on suicide intervention skills. 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.
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.
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.
Rotary plans monthly open meeting Oct. 21 at Cafe Sante
The Boyne City Rotary Club will hold an "open meeting" at 6 p.m. Monday, October 21, at Cafe Sante. The public is invited to attend and learn how Rotary contributes to the Boyne community and how our service projects benefit people around the world. This meeting will take the place of the usual weekly meeting held at 7 a.m. on the first, second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Boyne District Library Community Room. The club holds their evening open meeting once a month, on the third Monday, and all future open meetings are slated to be held at Cafe Sante.
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
   High lake levels causing wide array of problems - Story  

   Boyne City's dog park leaps toward next phase - Story

   Provisions for a glass: Wine lounge opens in downtown Boyne City - Story
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Wine Lounge
JDF Construction LLC
Jeff Fiel
720 E. Lincoln St., Apt. 1
Boyne City, MI 49712
(231) 675-1321
Facebook Page shows some of our recent projects.
ABOUT US: JDF Construction has more than 20 years of experience and can handle any type of residential or commercial construction. We are very proud of the quality work in our recent major remodeling project at the Provisions Wine Lounge in downtown Boyne City. What we can do:  New build,  Remodel,  Commercial,  Tile installation. We are:  detail-oriented,  clean and organized. We have: m any happy customers!
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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. Apply and see for a complete list of performance responsibilties.

SCHOOL BUS DRIVER - Boyne City Public School System has an opening for a regular bus driver.  External Candidates ONLY apply here by October 14.

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

Long Road Distillers - Part-time retail associate - Details .
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
RSN Volleyball
Rambler Sports Network presents BC vs. EJ volleyball tonight
The 2019 Rambler Sports Network Broadcast continues tonight, Thursday with a volleyball game as Boyne City hosts cross-county rival East Jordan. The broadcast goes live at 6:45 pm.  Tune in live to follow the game and more by clicking here or the graphic above. Password for this broadcast is 10.10 (always the date of 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.
SWEET CAROLINE?!You never know what might happen at a Boyne City volleyball game! Consider this recent tweet from Petoskey News-Review Sports Editor  Drew Kochanny: " If Boyne City's singing and dance moves between sets could be used for points during matches they might be undefeated. Ramblers just led the whole gym in singing Sweet Caroline." Learn the lyrics before the game.
HOMECOMING NEXT WEEK - RSN will broadcast the Ramblers football game as they host Benzie Central on Friday, Oct. 18.

Stiggtoberfest includes firetruck rides for the kids and a silent auction for Fire Dept. on Saturday

Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen is hosting the third annual Stiggtoberfest this Saturday from 3-8 p.m.

Delicious beer selections and a special food menu are planned for the day, plus 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. Admission is free.
Video at the Fire Dept.

This is the final outdoor Saturday for Boyne City Farmers Market 
Siegrist mums
Fall color from Siegrist Farms.
This Saturday, Oct. 12th, will be the final outdoor Boyne City Farmers Market for the season. The market will move 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! 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  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.

TRUNK & TREAT - First Presbyterian Church, Boyne City is hosting the 14th Annual Trunk and Treat from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, October 31, between the Early Learners building and the church. Pine Street will be closed between Park and East Streets. Setup time is 4:30 on Pine Street. All community members and organizations willing and able to participate are encouraged and welcome. We recommend at least 800 +/- wrapped candy or treats (pencils, pens, healthy snacks, etc.). If you have any questions, call the First Presbyterian Church 582-7983 or e-mail .

CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN PARTY  will be held from 12-1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 27, hosted by the women of the Eagles Auxiliary and held at the Boyne City Eagles Club. Children 12 and under are invited with their families to join them for food, fun, games and prizes. There is no charge for admission. Note that this party is on a Sunday this year, not on a Saturday as in previous years.

BC LANES "TRUNK & TREAT will be held on October 31st in their parking lot from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a prize for the best decorated trunk. No registration necessary, just show up. Limited open bowling and laser tag will be available.
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
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.
Pub crawl with a twist benefits Relay for Life, Cancer Society 
Pub Crawl Welcome to the first annual Boyne City 4C's Crawl For The Cure Pub Crawl Bingo. It is a pub crawl with a twist on Saturday, November 2. Registration will open at 4:30 p.m. at the Lake Street Pub, the crawl starts at 5, and door prize drawing will take place at 9 p.m. at the Boyne City Tap Room.
The $25 entry fee includes a T-shirt with Bingo card. Once you pick up your T-shirt and bingo card, crawl at your own pace to all our fantastic participating establishments: Stiggs Brewery and Kitchen, Lake Street Pub, Red Mesa Grill, Cafe Sante, Boyne City Tap Room, Long Road Distillers, Boyne City Eagles and Friggy's SOBO Pub. T-shirts will be guaranteed for those who pre-register before October 19th. Cards will be provided for anyone who does not pre-register or arrive in time to receive a shirt. 
In addition to completing tasks, participants can also look for food and drink specials in the participating establishments. Several have also agreed to provide free soft drinks for designated drivers.
Complete Bingo cards by finding items and participating in tasks at each of the participating establishments. The more Bingos you get, the more times you are entered for door prizes at the end of the evening. Charlevoix County Transit will provide transportation; call 231.582.6900 to arrange for rides.
Proceeds benefit the Chain Of Lakes Relay For Life including Antrim, Charlevoix , Kalkaska Counties. Relay For Life benefits the American Cancer Society, which in addition to doing cancer research, oversees many other programs to benefit cancer patients and their families including rides to treatment, free lodging at Hope Lodge, personal cancer guides, breast cancer support, and hair loss and mastectomy products. 
> Participants can pre-register at Event Brite or contact Syrina Dawson at Don't forget to include your T-shirt size. Print a flier.
You're invited to a wine tasting event at Independence Village
Wine tasting
Independence Village of Petoskey invites you to join them for an exclusive wine tasting and culinary pairing from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, October 17th. Wines will be carefully paired by Ed Brehm, Certified Sommelier, of Boyne Provisions. Culinary offerings will be created by Executive Chef Andrew Colvin of Independence. Come and enjoy exceptional hors d' oeurves, wine and music and see for yourself why so many families and residents have chosen Independence Village of Petoskey. End your evening with a tour of our beautiful community. 
> Please RSVP to 231-348-8498 by October 11. Independence Village is located at 965 Hager Drive, Petoskey. Print a flier for this event.
Boyne Kiwanis plans 8th Turkey Trot 5k race/1 mile fun run
Turkey trot
Boyne City Kiwanis Club is organizing their 8th annual Turkey Trot 5K race and 1-mile fun run/walk to be held at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28. The race will begin and end at City Hall, 319 N. Lake St. Packet pick-up will be the day before event from 2-6pm at Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen. T-shirts are guaranteed if entry form is received by November 20. For further information email Entrants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item that will be donated to Boyne area food pantries. Here is a race registration form to print, register online or pick up a form at the Boyne Area Chamber, Edward Jones, Kilwins of Boyne City, or Lake Charlevoix Coffee.
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.
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 some special events this month. They 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. The Senior Center hosts lunches on weekdays. 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 11:30 a.m. 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 .
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 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 hosts an Apple Fest this Saturday
Mark your calendar now for one of Friske Farm Market's biggest events of the year, their Apple Fest on  Saturday, October 12.  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.  Programs are held on Fridays in the Library Conference Room. $12 includes lunch, which begins at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at noon.  Reservations are required - call 231-348-6600 or email  to make a reservation. Here are details on upcoming lectures:
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.
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.
$3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft 
Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM
LIVE MUSIC, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight:
October 12th - Tribe Of Chiefs
October 19th - Gibson Seal
October 26th - Never Never Band
November 2nd - Tribe Of Chiefs
November 9th - Northern Nites
November 16th - Scarkazm
November 23rd - Yankee Station
November 30th - Pete "big Dog" Fetters
BOYNE CELTIC SESSION will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 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 11 - Jelly Rolls
Oct 18 - Marsupials
Oct 25 - Yankee Station
Nov 1 - Sleeping Gypsies
Nov 22 - Marsupials
Nov 27 - BioMassive  (Wednesday before Thanksgiving)
Nov 29 - Yankee Station
BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m.
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 11th - Under the Moon, 18th - Chris Koury, 25th - Sean Bielby.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m .:  
October 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. 
> 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 is open through Sunday, Oct. 27th. 
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. 15 - The Real Ingredients
Oct. 22 - Tic Tac Go
Oct. 26 - Halloween Extravaganza with Dave Cisco
Oct. 29 - Blake Elliott

 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. 10 - Burger, Beer & Blues Night - $10 for burger, beer and Blair Miller
Friday, Oct. 11 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Oct. 12 - Stiggtoberbest, 3-8 p.m. D
elicious beer selections and a special food menu for the day. Live music by local artists Eric VanHorn, Under the Moon and The Lavender Lions. See story above for details 
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
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.

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 float-building school "spirit" wardrobe. Open Friday and Saturday til 8 p.m.

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.
CHAMBER CHECKS  Need a gift, maybe for someone who is hard to buy for? Don't forget "Chamber Checks" are available at the Chamber Office, 28 S. Lake Street, Boyne City. Chamber Checks make the ideal "shop local" gift that can be redeemed at many businesses in the Boyne area.  Chamber Checks are sold exclusively at the Boyne Chamber office in denominations of $10, $20 and $25 certificates. We appreciate advance notice for large orders. Details.
Lifetree Cafe
COPING WITH CANCER - Practical tips for helping loved ones cope with cancer will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, October 13 at 9:30 a.m. The program includes filmed interviews with a cancer caregiver and a cancer patient. "Most people today are affected by or know someone who is struggling with cancer," says Lifetree Café representative Craig Cable. "But people often don't know the best ways to deal with someone who is battling cancer. In this program we'll explore how to cope as caregivers and head home with practical tips for supporting those in our lives who are struggling with cancer." Admission to the 60-minute event is free.
> 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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