We'll discuss Coronavirus
March 26th Grub Club lunch topic is Workplace Wellness
Our membership spoke and we listened! The Boyne Chamber surveyed our members and found strong interest in having a business luncheon several times a year.
The #1 topic suggestion from our members was workplace wellness, and that will be the topic of our first Grub Club lunch, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield on Thursday, March 26th. Workplace wellness is obviously a critical issue these days
with everyone taking precautions to avoid the Coronavirus. That issue will be discussed, and we expect to have informational handouts available.
The Grub Club will make its debut in the Vienna Room of Boyne Mountain's Mountain Grand Lodge. Enjoy lunch and hear Timothy Amborski from McLaren Northern Michigan Family Practice speak on the importance of keeping you and your employees healthy.
Grub Club runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and admission is $25 for members and $30 for not-yet members. If you'd like to promote your business, vendor display tables are available for $200. Table sponsors receive two admission tickets, are introduced from the podium and can make a one-minute pitch on the microphone.
Timothy Amborski, family nurse practitioner, has over 14 years of medical experience and practices at McLaren Northern Michigan Family Medicine. Timothy started his nursing career at McLaren Northern Michigan in 2004 after attending North Central Michigan College.
After working for the hospital for 7 years, Timothy started his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Ferris State University. Just two months after receiving his BSN, Timothy started his Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner specialty from Chamberlain University.
Timothy has a special interest in men's health, family care, and elderly care. Preventative medicine, including screenings, healthy eating, and exercise are important tools in his method of care to patients.
THANKS to our Grub Club Table Sponsors:
St. Patrick's Pub Crawl set for this Boyne City Saturday
Boyne City's Second Annual St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl is a sell-out, just like last year. Organizers sold 115 tickets for the event on Saturday, March 14th. Those lucky folks can pick up their souvenir shirts and glasses on the day of the event at Boyne City Tap Room. Everyone else is also welcome to visit the 11 restaurants and pubs that will be offering Irish-inspired food, beer and alcohol specials all day long. This is a non-profit event benefiting the Charlevoix Area Humane Society.
> Charlevoix County Transit will be offering free transportation from 11 a.m. to 12 midnight. Call 231-582-6900 for advance reservations.
> Participating establishments and their specials:
- Boyne City Lanes - Half off select appetizers. $1 12oz green domestic draft
- Boyne City Taproom - $4 Guinness and $2 Irish Tacos
- Café Sante - $5 Murphy stout pint. Irish corned beef & colcannon hand pie $4
- Eagles - Your Lucky Charm $3 drink special, Reuben sliders and light snacks
- Friggy's SOBO Pub - Pot Of Gold Shots
- Lake Street Pub - $1 off Guinness, Irish Car Bombs, and all Irish Whiskey
- Long Road Distillers - $7 Specialty Cocktail
- Provisions Wine Bar - $4 featured Wine Specials
- Red Mesa Grill - $4 Corned Beef Empanada and Scotch Eggs
- Stiggs Brewery - Green Horton Bay Hefe $5 and $7 Stiggs Irish Car Bombs
- Sunnyside Restaurant - $7 Bloody Marys and 10% off food items
WELCOME, NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!
Northern Michigan Surgical Suites
825 Moll Drive
ABOUT US: Northern Michigan Surgical Suites is a beautiful, state-of-the-art, multi-specialty center outpatient surgical center located in Boyne City, Michigan. It is designed to give patients, friends and family a relaxing experience before, during and after the procedure. Northern Michigan Surgical Suites also provides a high ratio of medical staff to patients in order to provide the highest quality experience and attentive care.
At Northern Michigan Surgical Suites, the surgeons choose the best staff to take care of you during your time with us and the highest quality equipment for your procedure. You may rest assured that the Center meets the highest industry standards in health care. Our professional and caring doctors, nurses, and staff ensure you are treated like family!
The surgery center is open Monday - Friday, 7am - 6pm.
> Join us for a Boyne Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17th. This is part of an open house that is set for 4-6 p.m., and the public is invited.
Primary election: Biden swamps Sanders in city, county, state
Former Vice President Joe Biden defeated Senator Bernie Sanders by wider margins in the City of Boyne City and Charlevoix County than his statewide margin of 16 points in Tuesday's Democratic Primary Election.
Biden beat Sanders 316 to 200 in the City of Boyne City, a margin of 63.5% to 35.3%. County-wide, Biden defeated Sanders, 2,120 to 1,344 votes, a margin of 53.7% to 33.8%. Next in order after Biden and Sanders were Michael Bloomberg with 5.3%, Elizabeth Sanders and Pete Buttigieg with 1.7% each, and Amy Klobuchar with 1.5%.
Statewide, Biden defeated Sanders 52.9% to 36.4%.
On the Republican side, President Donald Trump swamped three opponents, tallying 94.9% of the vote.
Businesses invited to find employees at BCHS Interview Fair
Boyne City business owners and managers are invited to find employees and help prepare young people for the work world on Thursday, April 9th. The Boyne City High School annual Interview Fair will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. in the school gymnasium. This is a great opportunity for the business community to get involved with the school community and to seek out potential summer hires or even full-time hires as our seniors enter the workforce or head off to college in the fall. This event is well received by both the students and the community members that participate. Businesses looking to hire have been able to find summer interns and excited-to-work young adults. Those who are not looking to hire can participate as a "mock" interviewer to help our students get practice at such a necessary aspect of their adult life.
Lynda's Real Estate hosts business networking next week
The Boyne Chamber's next Off The Clock will be hosted by Lynda's Real Estate Service at 27 S. Lake St., and will be cosponsored by Family Fare Supermarket. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19th and includes door prizes, food, drink, business networking and a 50/50 raffle with proceeds going to a nonprofit organization. Off The Clock is the new name for Business After Hours, the chamber's monthly business networking event held at member businesses. Chamber members and the public are invited to attend.There is no charge for admission or refreshments.
When you deal with Lynda's Real Estate Service, you are dealing with a team that has over 100 years of combined real estate expertise and over 125 years of marketing experience. Service is so important to them that they decided it should be included in their name. You will find Lynda's right in the heart of it all in downtown Boyne City, overlooking beautiful Lake Charlevoix, where the mighty Boyne River meets the lake. They enjoy the view so much they decided to share it with everyone by installing a
webcam on their office roof
that overlooks the beautiful lake. For more information about Lynda's, call 231-582-9555 or visit
Mark your calendar for future Off The Clock business networking
- April 16th - Catt Development, Edward Jones, and Boyne City Massage & Wellness, 1 Water Street, Boyne City, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- May 20th - Regional Business After Hours, hosted by East Jordan Chamber, location to be announced, 5:30-8 p.m.
- May 21st - Bella Vita, 02911 Boyne City-Charlevoix Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- June 18th - Parkview Dental, 216 N. Lake St., 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Main Street façade grant applications now available
$20,000 to be invested into rehabilitation and improvement of downtown
Applications for Boyne City Main Street's 2020 façade grant program are now available. The façade grant program provides matching funds for Main Street District property owners and tenants to improve the facades of their buildings, in order to maintain the architectural character and economic viability of downtown.
"Boyne City Main Street looks forward to working with property owners to bring out the best in their buildings," Kelsie King-Duff, Boyne City Main Street Executive Director, said.
To begin the process, interested property owners or tenants must review the Facade Grant Program Guidelines, and meet with representatives from Boyne City Main Street to discuss the scope of the project. An application must then be submitted by noon on April 30. After a competitive review process by the Design Committee and Boyne City Main Street Board, a decision will be made on which projects receive funding. For every dollar awarded, the applicant must spend an equal amount. Individual grant amounts will be up to 50 percent of a project's cost. A total of $20,000 is available for the 2020-21 cycle.
Funds are provided by Boyne City Main Street with dollars raised through Boyne Thunder. There is no set minimum or maximum number of projects per year. Eligible items under the façade program include, but may not be limited to: removal of siding that was used to cover original building materials, exterior brick or wall surface repair, pointing of brick/mortar joint repair, window and/or door replacement/repair, any architectural details in need of repair and/or replacement. Ineligible expenses include paint, signage, awnings and work that has already been completed.
The grant program seeks to encourage private investment through the rehabilitation and improvement of facades within the Boyne City Main Street District, to encourage good design that will serve as quality examples, and to preserve the architectural character that is distinctive to Boyne City. By improving the appearance of the building facades, the program aims to improve the economic viability of the downtown.
> For more information about Boyne City Main Street and the façade grant program or to schedule your meeting with Main Street representatives, visit www.boynecitymainstreet.com or email email@example.com.
Here are some of the NLEA interns from previous years.
NLEA seeks college students for summer intern positions
The DTE Energy Foundation will again provide funding for the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) Summer Internship program. This will be the sixth year of the program, which enables the NLEA to provide a real world opportunity for area college students on a meaningful project. Past projects have included: developing featured sites marketing packages, entrepreneur toolkit, broadband fiber project, marketing videos highlighting hot jobs in the area, and marketing photos/materials for the up-north trails project.
NLEA typically hires two students from the area who have completed their junior year of college, however there have been interns who were freshman and sophomores as well. The students' skill set and course of study will be matched to the project to give them experience working in their field. Interns will learn to work as a team member of a professional staff and gain experience networking with communities, businesses and education leaders. This is a full-time position, paying $15/hour plus travel expenses at 40 hours/week roughly for the months of June, July, and August. Start and end dates will be adjusted to fit their college schedules.
This year's project will involve a thorough analysis of the components of our current communications program (website, newsletter, e-blasts, social media, etc.) and build out additional components (podcasts, video content, print media, email marketing) that will add to or replace our current program, to ensure we are maximizing our communications effort.
> If you know of a good candidate, please contact Andy Hayes at the NLEA office, 231-582-6482.
owner is keynote speaker for April 24 luncheon
The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) Annual Luncheon will be held April 24th at Boyne Mountain. The keynote speaker is Bob Jacquart, owner of Stormy
, a legendary brand with a great story.
Don't miss out on this exciting event to hear first-hand the story of Stormy
, and celebrate economic development in our region.
Click here to purchase your tickets
for the April 24th luncheon at Boyne Mountain Resort. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the event starts at 11:30. Tickets are $25 per person and you may purchase up to 8 for a table of 8.
Taste of Boyne food vendor deadline extended to March 16
For our valued restaurants and food merchants:
We are excited to invite you to be a part of Boyne Appétit! Restaurant Week. We know we have the very best food-based establishments and restaurants in Northern Michigan and we want EVERYONE else to know it, too. The simple truth: Small town. Epic Food.
Because we listened to your feedback, we are adding some excitement to this fun week and will be doubling our efforts for the promotion of this event, which includes on-air ads, radio ads, rack cards, and poster distribution. We want to be sure that your name is included where possible!
There will be only one Restaurant Week this year and it will be held April 24th through May 3rd. Your participation in Restaurant Week is free, of course, so please complete this Restaurant Week registration form and return it as soon as possible.
To kick-off our Restaurant Week, we are excited to offer a new event: The Taste of Boyne. This is designed to invite the community for a food tasting but also to allow you and your business the opportunity to taste and mingle with others in your line of work. Held at the Boyne Mountain Civic Center on Thursday, April 23, 2020, from 5:30 until 8:30, there will be no participation cost for your establishment and we ask that you provide "tastes" of your choice for 300 people, in addition to the appropriate staff to work the event. The Taste of Boyne registration deadline has been extended - return the form by Monday, March 16th. Only a few spaces remain. This form is separate from the Restaurant Week form.
But that's not all that is new! In an effort to promote your business year round, the folks that attend Taste of Boyne (there is an entrance fee for attending) will be receiving a punch card that is good for a year. This card will be taken to participating merchants and when ten $10 purchases are made, they will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate. To do this well, we are asking you to provide us a $50 Gift Certificate prior to the Taste of Boyne evening. By doing so, your establishment will be listed on the punch card. Once a card holder has completed their card, they will be entered for our monthly drawing for one of the provided gift cards.
Lastly, we have included a Sponsor Opportunities form that outlines ways for your business to sponsor this event. We hope you will take the time to consider that.
As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.
Stroll the Streets sponsorships now available; Your contributions make this great summer event possible
An open letter to Boyne Area businesses:
As we begin what can only be an outstanding 2020, it is time to start planning the 17th year of Stroll the Streets. The first Stroll the Streets will be June 12 and will run every Friday evening through September 4, 2020.
Stroll the Streets is one of Boyne City Main Street's signature events for our community - enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors. Stroll the Streets is the perfect opportunity to display the friendly and welcoming community that is Boyne City. The positive image this event creates is invaluable to us all and impossible to put a price tag on.
Thousands of people visit downtown Boyne City during the thirteen Friday evenings throughout the season to dine at our many restaurants, shop in our stores, enjoy ice cream, dream about a second home - and come back the next day, next week, or next year to do it again.
While it is difficult to understand the direct impact to each of us, just doing simple math tells a great story. What if 1000 people spent an average of $20 every Friday night for thirteen weeks and just 5% was at your business? That is $13,000 in sales.
Last year, over 75 bands were hired throughout the season with an investment of $16,000 to entertain the crowds.
That success is because of you! Your contribution makes Stroll the Streets possible. We thank you for your past support, and we hope we can count on you to help again this summer. With your investment in Stroll the Streets you are supporting a great event, and we will recognize your support to the thousands of people visiting our businesses and strolling our streets. Please review these Sponsor Opportunities to see how you can support Stroll the Streets.
For planning purposes, we are asking you to let us know your level of support by May 1, 2020 by returning the enclosed sponsorship form. Payment is not due until July 1, 2020.
Boyne City Main Street
Stroll the Streets Coordinator
Census invitations will arrive by mail now through March 20
Ninety-five percent or about 143 million households in the country will receive an initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in their mailboxes between March 12 and 20.
The card will have a unique code, called the census ID, that respondents will need to use to logon to the census website to complete the short, 9-question survey.
Households are encouraged to respond when they receive their invitation. Depending on how likely the area is to respond online, households will receive either an invitation encouraging them to respond online or by phone (about 112 million households), or an invitation along with a paper questionnaire (about 31 million households).
All households receiving an invitation in the mail will receive a second letter in the mail shortly after reminding them to respond. Then, households that still haven't responded will receive a series of additional reminders, including a paper questionnaire in mid-April. Census takers will follow up with households that don't respond to collect responses in person.
> The Boyne District Library
will help by providing the community access to the internet and dedicated computers to fill out their census. Get counted!
North Central offers free Google certification program
North Central Michigan College is offering a self-paced online course leading to Google IT Support Professional certification, preparing students for entry-level IT support roles within a few months. North Central's partnership with Google and Jobs for the Future ensures that enrollees can complete the certification at no cost. The college is among only 100 community colleges included in the grant.
Google's IT Support Professional certification is regarded as a sought-after endorsement by employers both locally and nationwide.
Although Google estimates completion of the certification will take those with no IT experience under six months of working just five hours per week, those with even limited IT experience can complete the certification much faster, thanks to self-pacing, said Michael Malleis, professor of computer information systems at North Central.
The program is comprised of five courses covering key topics in IT support, including troubleshooting, customer service, networking, system administration, security and operating systems. Participants who complete the program through North Central will have the benefit of attending optional, weekly lab sessions with Malleis to learn additional material to make themselves even more marketable to employers.
North Central is offering two opportunities for participation: a spring cohort and a fall cohort, however space is limited and filling quickly. A kickoff and networking event for the Spring 2020 cohort is slated for late March. Those interested in enrolling may do so by signing up online. Questions about the certification or the program may be directed to Mike Malleis at 231-348-6652.
Full press release.
Bear River Health continues to grow and serve
You may not realize it, but tucked within our Boyne Area is Bear River Health (BRH), a Substance Use Disorder treatment and recovery program offering life skills development for those facing addiction. BRH provides a holistic, person-centered, evidence-based treatment model that uses trauma-informed care as a pathway to greater success in breaking destructive addiction patterns. "Saving Lives and Fostering Growth" is more than a tagline for the staff at BRH, it is a way of life that drives every decision and every interaction with clients.
Jeanne Marriott recently joined the expanding staff at BRH as the Regional Relationship Manager. Serving as a community liaison, Marriott will provide local BRH representation by attending and participating in advisory, civic and board meetings, as well as community events and activities where she will seek out partnership and collaboration opportunities. The goal is for her to generate goodwill through sponsorships and participation in events, and through these efforts, increase awareness of BRH facilities and programs. In addition, Jeanne will handle fundraising opportunities and events for the BRH non-profit arms, which further extend services in our communities.
"It's an amazing company with a vision to become the premiere treatment facility in the Midwest," said Marriott, "and the efforts that are being put forth are so important, especially in light of the current environment of increased abuse of addictive substances. Recovery is a journey, and BRH can be the guide to a better way of life."
BRH began expanding operations in 2014 and to date has made an investment in taxable real estate in Melrose Township in excess of $2-million. In addition, BRH has created more than 100 well paid jobs in the community. The company is very close to opening a Federal Rural Health Facility (clinic) that will operate out of the old Boyne Falls School. This will serve the community at large as a Medicare and Medicaid Primary Care operation.
Familiar faces, new roles at Challenge Mountain
Challenge Mountain welcomes Terry Baker and Pat Morrison to the lodge and Resale Store staff, respectively. "After passionately volunteering for Challenge Mountain, we are pleased to welcome both Terry and Pat to our permanent staff," explains Elizabeth Looze, Executive Director. Read the full story at CHALLENGEMTN.org.
> Pictured at right is Pat Morrison of the Resale Store staff.
Lenten suggestion: Help out our food pantry
Giving up something for Lent? How about giving to someone for Lent? Good Neighbors Food Pantry suggests giving to your neighbors in need. The pantry could use your help with the following: chicken noodle soup, cream of mushroom soup, tuna fish, and macaroni and cheese. Items can be dropped off at the pantry at 624 State St. on Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m., or Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-5:30 p.m.
For more information about the pantry, leave a message at 231-497-8677, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit
, or find us on Facebook.
Rotary plans monthly open meeting March 16 at Cafe Sante
The Boyne City Rotary Club will hold an "open meeting" at 6 p.m. Monday, March 16, at Cafe Sante.
The public is invited to attend and learn how Rotary contributes to the Boyne community and how their 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. Website.
Cuddle Cot gives the gift of time at McLaren Northern Michigan
At McLaren Northern Michigan, we are now able to give the gift of time to those that experience infant loss with a device called a Cuddle Cot. Cuddle Cot is a temperature-controlled bassinet that allows a baby to spend more time by the parent's side as they grieve.
"As a medical professional, it is heartbreaking to see the loss of a baby," stated Ross Witherbee, MSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager at McLaren Northern Michigan. "With this bassinet, parents are able to spend more precious time to love, cherish, and say goodbye to their child."
The Cuddle Cot was donated to the Obstetrics Unit by a generous donor to the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation who has experienced a loss of a child.
Startup Fundamentals workshop offered in Charlevoix
The Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a free Startup Fundamentals workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in Charlevoix. The Startup Fundamentals workshop is intended for individuals in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of accessing capital, or simply considering self-employment. This introductory session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. This comprehensive 2.5-hour workshop also incorporates the SBDC's fundamental Writing a Business Plan workshop and fully covers topics such as determining concept feasibility, startup costs, financing options, the basics of business planning, along with other necessary resources to launch. The workshop features instruction by SBDC Small Business Consultant Samantha McDonald and is a prerequisite to meeting with a SBDC consultant one-on-one.
Out of town? Check out our live webcams
> Lake Charlevoix Live/Sunset Park, Lynda's Real Estate Service - Webcam.
> Downtown Boyne City, Brett Binkley/Pat O'Brien office - Webcam.
> Camp Michigania, Walloon Lake - Webcam.
In the News
Small school, small team, big finish for Boyne Falls Robotics - Details
Boyne City bowlers are runners-up in state finals -
MHSAA statement on COVID-19 and postseason tournaments - Details
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. These jobs are all listed on the Jobs page now:
College Student Summer Interns Housekeeper at Courtyard by Marriott Petoskey - Details
at Northern Lakes Economic Alliance -
Part-time cook, no weekends, at Charlevoix Senior Center - Details
Experienced Servers at Lake Street Pub - Details
Retail Sales Associate
at Boyne Co-op True Value -
for the City of Boyne City -
Caregiver 2nd shift
with sign-on bonus at Pineview Cottage -
> April 9th Boyne City High School Interview Fair - Contact the high school office at 439-8100 or email email@example.com if your buisnes would like to interview prospective employees.
FUN, FOOD, EVENTS, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -
Boyne Appétit! "Small town, epic food" |
|Here's the cast for "Nice Work if You Can Get It"
BCHS Drama presents Gershwin musical opening Friday
BCHS Drama is presenting George Gershwin's 2012 Tony Award-winning musical, "Nice Work If You Can Get It." Performances will be in the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center March 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7 pm. Here are the lead cast members:
Jimmy Winter - Jacob Alger
Billie Bendix - Claire Ivie
Cookie McGee - Carter Binkley
Duke Mahoney - Will Maginity
Jeannie Muldoon - Kayleigh Alger
Eileen Evergreen - Lela Reed
Max Evergreen (Senator) - Max Bishop
Estonia Dulworth (Dutchess) - Rachel Kujawski
Chief Berry - TJ Mott
Millicent Winter (mother) - Emily Bonneville
This screwball comedy is a surefire crowd-pleaser, with classic Gershwin tunes, romance, exuberant production numbers, and a hilarious script poking fun at class snobbery in the Prohibition era of the 1920's. The storyline might be new to you, but you will recognize classic songs such as Fascinating Rhythm, Someone to Watch Over Me, S'wonderful, I've Got a Crush on You, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off and Lady Be Good.
> Reserved seat tickets are available at boynehs.tix.com. Patron seats are $15 and general priced seats are $10.
Kids Festival Weekend is fun for all ages at Boyne Mountain
From inflatable obstacle courses, paintball, and rock walls to family movies, dance parties, and coloring contests, Kids' Festival Weekend at Boyne Mountain is geared towards kids of every age. Take on a variety of fun for the whole family both on and off the slopes.
And back by popular demand, check out our Waterpark After Dark Glow Party at Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark on Saturday night from 6:30 - 9PM.
Performers announced for expanded Gazebo concert season
The Boyne Area Chamber has announced its Evenings at the Gazebo schedule, and we are excited to offer an extended season with 10 concerts this summer. The 2020 series is presented by Black Diamond Broadcasting with concerts held in Old City Park on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Concerts are made possible by additional support from local businesses and individual sponsors. Seven of the 10 concert sponsorships are still available. Band sponsors are featured on a logo banner displayed at all concerts and they get to introduce the band on concert nights. Sponsors also have their name or logo included on all promotional materials, listed on our website, listed in our weekly newsletter, and on Facebook.
> New this summer, concessions will be available each week! Challenge Mountain will begin the season on June 17. Sunnyside will then be there every Wednesday for the rest of the summer until August 19. Stay tuned for all the delicious details..
> Here is the 2020 summer schedule, sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting. Details on each band are online
June 17 - Full Moon Jam Band
June 24 - Calamity Jane
July 1 - 1000 Watt Prophets
July 15 - Wyatt & Shari Knapp
July 29 - Mike Dhaseleer
August 5 - Awesome Distraction
August 12 - Full Circle
Walloon Lake Inn offers specials and is now open all year
You can experience lakeside dining during every season, as the Walloon Lake Inn is now open all year. To celebrate, the inn is offering a one-time 10% off coupon and a 3-course dinner special for $50 every day. And this special will continue from Memorial Day to Labor Day as an early diner special from 5 to 6 p.m.
Happy Hour will be from 4-6 p.m. from now until Memorial Day. Walloon Wine Time with happy hour prices will run from 3-5pm seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The Inn will offer brunch every Sunday from Memorial to Labor Day and and also for Easter Brunch (04/12), Mother's Day Brunch (05/10), and Father's Day Brunch (06/21).
Library hosts highland dance lessons and census help
Boyne District Library events:
> HIGHLAND DANCE CLASSES - Friday, March 20th, 3:45-4:30pm. Six-week session for beginners wanting to learn highland dance. Ages 3-8 invited to learn the basic movements and steps of Scottish Highland dancing. If you want to learn something new, this is the class for you! Love bagpipes? Even better! Registration required, parent permission form needs to be signed and filled out prior to attendance. No cost, dress to move! Knee high socks if possible.
CENSUS STATIONS - The Census Bureau will be mailing postcards to every household beginning today, March 12. The card will have a unique code, called the census ID, that respondents will need to use to logon to the census website to complete the short, 9-question survey. The library will help by providing the community access to the internet and dedicated computers to fill out their census. Get counted! For more information visit the Michigan Census 2020 page.
Boyne Falls School Alumni Game and more on Saturday
The Boyne Falls Public School Alumni Game will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 14th in the school gymnasium. You're invited to join in for a night of fun and enjoy some friendly competition featuring Boyne Falls Alumni (several past all-conference), staff team and surrounding school rivals. Enjoy our hearty concessions for dinner opening at 5 p.m., or relax at the intermissions with coffee and dessert. Compete in our family-friendly competitions during intermissions - free throw, slam dunk, half court shots.
Most importantly, this event supports the Class of 2021 and their senior trip to Hawaii. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the fun - as a player or a fan for $20 per family or $5 person. Form your own team for the big game; call 231-549-2211 ext. 204 for more details. Team registration is $30. Flyer with details.
Conservation District plans paint parties, tree sale, plat book
The Charlevoix Conservation District is planning paint parties, a tree sale and a new county plat book. Here are the details:
PAINT PARTY - The district has partnered with Gaudy Giggles and will be hosting Paint Parties on the first Saturday of each month at 9:45 a.m. in their office Community Room, 303 North St, Boyne City. The cost is $20 per child and registration is required. For more details contact Jen Barratt at 231-437-0828.
TREE SALE - We are still accepting tree sale orders up until our Tree Sale weekend, Friday April 24th (2-5pm) & Saturday, April 25th (9am-Noon), or until we run out of trees. Tree Sale Catalog & Order Forms can be found online, at the District office or emailed to you. Contact Alison at the district for questions, 231-582-6193.
2020 CHARLEVOIX COUNTY PLAT BOOK will be put together this summer and will be released January 2021. If any businesses would like to inquire about or purchase ad space, contact the district office for details at 231-582-6193.
Farmers Market summer vendor application deadline is Friday
||A wide variety of produce at the winter market.
Vendor applications for the summer version of the Boyne City Farmers Market are now available here. The registration deadline is March 13th. The summer market is held in Veterans Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May 16 through October 17.
The indoor Winter Market
continues from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday in the lobby of Boyne City Hall. This year-round Farmers Market is packed full of beautiful produce, greens, homemade goodies and much more.
MARKET MUSIC is sponsored by Grain Train and Blissfest:
March 14 - Liz Thorp
March 21 - Charlie Millard
March 28 - Lena Wilson
Wellness Workshop topics include colon health, tai chi
"Talk with a Doc Lunch and Learn" will discuss colon health on Tuesday, March 17th from 12pm-1pm at the Munson Wellness Workshop in Charlevoix. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and we are excited to have Dr. Barrett Kielhorn coming to the Wellness Workshop. He will be talking about colon cancer screening, bowel health, and the various services available at Munson. Come to learn and ask questions while you enjoy a free, healthy plant-based lunch on us. Call (231) 437-3482 to register.
Michigan State Extension will be teaching another cohort of their popular "Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention" class beginning on Wednesday, March 18th from 2-3pm. This class is designed to increase strength, balance and prevent falls. Preregistration is required for this 16-week session and space is limited. Call the MSU Extension office at (231) 582-6232 to register.
The Wellness Workshop will be hosting a Suicide Prevention Training on Tuesday, March 24th from 5:30-9pm. SafeTALK is a free program paid for by Kiersten's Ride that teaches participants to recognize and engage persons who might be having thoughts of suicide. The training teaches how to be the safe link in connecting them to suicide intervention resources. This training challenges the taboos that inhibit open-talk about suicide. Preregistration is required, contact Lisa to register: (231) 675-5047 or email KierstensRide@outlook.com. A healthy plant-based dinner will be provided.
"Cookie Crumble" benefits Habitat for Humanity on March 18th
Cookies, brownies, cakes, tasty treats everywhere. Who doesn't love a bake sale?! Come out and support Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity in a very tasty way for The Great Cookie Crumble of 2020. Stop by the Back Lot in Petoskey on Wednesday, March 18th for Hops with Heart for Habitat for Humanity. For $10, you can buy a "Sampler Plate" that lets you pick samples, or simply come to buy goodies to take home with you. During the month of March $1 from every Blackrocks 51K IPA will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, along with all proceeds from the Bake Sale. For more information check out our Facebook Page.
Churches plan benefit dinner to build church in Nicaragua
Boyne Valley Catholic Community (BVCC), comprised of St. Augustine (Boyne Falls), St. John Nepomucene (Praga), and St. Matthew (Boyne City) churches, is planning a benefit dinner to help build a new church in Nicaragua. Boyne Valley's sister parish, Our Lord of Veracruz, is building the church in El Cacao, Nicaragua. The condition and size of the old church necessitated a replacement, and with the depressed economic conditions in El Cacao, BVCC is stepping up to help.
The dinner is scheduled for 12 noon on Sunday, March, 22 at the St. Matthew Parish Hall at 1303 Boyne Ave. in Boyne City. A menu of authentic Nicaraguan food will be offered, along with a program of Nicaraguan entertainment. Cost of the benefit dinner is a free-will donation made at the door. More information is available by calling the BVCC parish office (313-582-7718) Monday through Thursday from 9am to 4pm. Website.
College lectures look at 'Redistricting the New Way' and trash
North Central Michigan College's Luncheon Lecture series for the winter semester continues on a variety of topics on Fridays in the College Library Conference Center. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. Reservations are required; call 231-348-6600 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCH 13 - REDISTRICTING THE NEW WAY. In November 2018, Michigan voters approved the "Voters Not Politicians" constitutional amendment that makes a commission of 13 randomly selected citizens responsible for drawing district lines for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress. You can apply to be a member of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission and help draw the new lines resulting from the 2020 census. Sally Marsh, director of special projects for Michigan's Secretary of State, explains it all.
MARCH 20 - TALKING TRASH. Do you ever wonder what happens to the stuff you put out to the curb every week? Chris Gee knows. He got his start in the trash business at age 9. Today, he runs the landfill in Onaway owned by GFL Environmental Inc. based in Toronto, Canada, that takes all of the trash collected in Emmet County. He can also tell you some surprising things about eagles and how he's looking at ways to turn some of your waste into electricity.
Senior center celebrates St. Patrick's Day with Irish lunch
Come Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Boyne Area Senior Center on Tuesday, March 17th. We have a traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage meal and activities planned.
The Senior Center will have two educational programs this month, including:
> Adult Bullying Presentation at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, March 13, presented by Dr. Jane Millar of Northern Mediation.
> Diabetes Presentation at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, presented by McLaren Northern Michigan.
The Caregiver Support Group will be held in the conference room on the 4th Monday of the Month, March 23, from 1-2:30 pm.
BOYNE AREA SENIOR CENTER is located at 411 E. Division St., Boyne City, 231-582-6682. Site coordinator is
HELP WANTED: Part-time cook, no weekends, at Charlevoix Senior Center - Details.
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
04069 N M75,
, (231) 535-6000. Open daily @ 8:30AM
WINTER SPECIALS and promotions:
Sunday - Build your own pasta night.
Monday - Smoke house platter night. Array of our smoked meats.
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday (Chefs Choice of three weekly)
Wednesday - Half off one topping pizza night
Thursday - Fish Fry
Entertainment, 6-9 p.m.:
Monday, March 16 - Ben Overbeek
Tuesday, March 17 - Phillip McLellan
Wednesday, March 18 - Holly Keller
Monday, March 23 - Sean Bielby
Tuesday, March 24 - Phillip McLellan
Wednesday, March 25 - Pete Kehoe
Monday, March 30 - Sean Bielby
Tuesday, March 31 - Phillip McLellan
Open 7 days a week: Sunday 1-9PM, Mon-Thurs 3-10PM, Fri & Sat 3PM-12AM
FISH FRY - All you can eat fish fry on Fridays, $11.99 4-10PM,
served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR - Thursday-Friday 4-6PM & Sunday 1-3PM,
$3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft.
LIVE MUSIC, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight on Saturdays:
March 14th - Gibson Seal
March 21st - Tribe Of Chiefs
March 28th - Yankee Station
BOYNE CELTIC SESSION will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, March 15, in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. There is no charge and the group invites the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music on the first and third Sundays of the month. Anyone wishing to receive a PDF of the book we use to play our music is encouraged to contact Gaeyle at 231-883-7664.
* Breakfast Menu daily until 2pm.
* Weekly Lunch Special - $7. Watch Facebook for details.
Tuesday - 1 lb. Basket of Ribs with Fries and coleslaw, $10
Wednesday - Chicken Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes & gravy and carrots, $10
Thursday - Half pound Pot Roast with mashed potatoes & gravy, $10
Friday - AYCE Fish with Fries and coleslaw, $12.95
Saturday - Chef's Choice
Sunday - AYCE Pancakes, $6
* Kids eat free on Sunday with adult meal purchase
Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m on these Fridays:
March 20 - Yankee Station
April 3 - Jelly Rolls
April 24 - Yankee Station
MOUNTAIN CRAWL - Every Thursday at Boyne Mountain, walk, stumble or crawl to four different bars for the all-new Mountain Crawl. Make stops at four different locations - Everett's, Trophy Room Pub & Pizzeria, Forty Acres Tavern, and Eagle's Nest - and enjoy deliciously discounted beverages and appetizers. Stop at all and receive a Mountain Crawl Hat. Participants must be 21+ to participate. The specials are: $3 domestic drafts, $5 craft beer, $5 select wine, $5 select apps. You can also enjoy live music at Forty Acres Tavern and karaoke in the Snowflake Lounge.
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 pm
March 12 - Chris Calleja
Friday, March 13 - Jakey Thomas
Thursday, March 19 - Charlie Reager
Friday, March 20 - A Brighter Bloom
Thursday, March 26 - Chris Calleja
Friday, March 27 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, March 28 - Sean Bielby
Stein Erickson's Family Party
Saturday, March 14 -
Roger Coates **Kids Fest Weekend**
Vienna Room Karaoke
Wednesday, March 18 - Bill Da Cat, 7:30-10:30p
Snowfort, 2-5 p.m.
Saturday, March 21 - Distant Stars
Saturday, March 14 - The Real Ingredients, 4-7
Saturday, March 21 - Chris Calleja **Carnival Weekend**, 4-7
Snowflake Lounge, 8 p.m. -1 a.m. DJ's
Friday, March 13 - Tim Sato
Saturday, March 14 - Mike Langlois
Friday, March 20 - Mike Williford
Saturday, March 21 - Mike Williford **Carnival Weekend**
Friday, March 27 - Mike Williford
Mountain Express, 12-4 p.m. - DJs
March 14 - Mike Williford
Sunday, March 15 - Bill Da Cat
Saturday, March 21 - Bill Oeming, **Carnival Weekend**
Sunday, March 22 - **Slush Cup** Pistil Whips @ Alpenhut
BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS
5325 US 131 N,
Saturday, March 14th - Chris Callej, 1:30-5:30pm
Saturday, March 21st - Sean Bielby, 2:30-5:30pm
Saturday, March 28th - Rush Clement, 1:30-5:30pm
Igloos and snowshoes are available.
, 1 Water St, Boyne City, (231) 582-8800
> Americano breakfast special - 2 eggs your way, herbed potatoes, toast and jam, and a beverage for $7. Monday through Friday, 8-11am.
> Mondays, 6-9 p.m.:
$5 pizza special and Nathan Bates performs.
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:
March 13th - Pete Kehoe Band, 20th - Nelson Olstrom, 27th - Under the Moon.
> Saturdays, 8-11 p.m.: March 14th - A Brighter Bloom, 21st - Chris Koury, 28th - Holly Keller.
Open Tuesdays-Saturdays 11-6pm and by appointment, 231-675-7605.
Closed Sundays and Mondays except Blue Mondays Open Mic Night from 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 5) on the second and fourth Mondays, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen.
March 14 - The Thornetta Davis Trio - Detroit's Queen of the Blues returns to Freshwater. Tickets are $35 in advance, call 231-582-2588.
Here is an interview with Thornetta from the Petoskey News-Review:
PNR: Tell me about your background in music.
TD: I've always loved singing since I was a little girl. Eventually, I knew that I'd love to do it for a living. I entered some talent shows as a young girl and I was in a few groups. When I was coming up we didn't make no good living at it, but we paid our dues.
I used to go to jam sessions and check out soul blues band called Lamont Zodiac and the Love Signs on the East Side of Detroit. They found out that I could sing, and they asked me to get up and sing with them and eventually I was asked to join the band. They changed their name to The Chisel Brothers featuring Thornetta Davis.
Sunday, March 14
- Canadian Brass, 4 p.m.
> 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.
> NEW! BEER CAP BINGO - Every Thursday at 7pm, join us for Beer Cap Bingo. We provide the game cards and the beer caps, you just have to get a BINGO. A different brewery will be here each week to chat beer and give out swag to the winners of each round.
February 27 - Founder's Brewing Company
with Matt Hall every Wednesday, 7-9pm, teams of 1-8 people. Prizes for each week's winners, (may not to be used on the night won):
1st - $50 gift certificate,
2nd - $25 gift certificate,
3rd - $15 gift certificate
> Trivia Theme Night on the last Wednesday of every month. Every player who dresses with the night's theme receives 10% off their individual bill.
March 25 - Television Trivia, (Dress as your favorite TV characters)
April 29 - 70's Trivia, (Wear your most fun 70's gear)
May 27 - Michigan Trivia, (Wear some gear that reminds you of our beautiful state - sports teams, mittens, Petoskey stones, etc.)
"Casa Tuesdays" - $3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 food features and live music 6-9 p.m.:
March 17 - Project 6
March 24 - Lou Thumser
March 31 - Erik
> WEEKLY SPECIALS:
Mondays - Smoked Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, $15.
Tuesdays - All-You-Can-Eat Smelt - Beer-battered French fries, cole slaw, $16.
Wednesdays - Smoked Chicken Alfredo and garlic bread, $12.
Thursdays - Burger & Pint Night, $10.
Fridays - Taco Trio with your choice of BBQ pulled pork or BBQ smoked chicken, $10.
> EUCHRE MONDAYS - 6 p.m. Top two weekly winners get prizes, half off Euchre Pilsner from Arbor Brewing Co.
LIVE MUSIC & events at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, March 13 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, March 14 - Something Great
Friday, March 20 - Under The Moon
Saturday, March 21 - Nelson Olstrom
Friday, March 27 - Chris Koury
Saturday, March 28 - Eric Jacqua
, 2670 US 131 South, Boyne Falls, 231-549-3346.
Wine, Wings, and Whiskey all 20% off every Wednesday.
LIVE MUSIC from 7-10 p.m.:
Friday, March 13 - Lou Thumser
Saturday, March 14 - The Lopers
FAREWELL, MICHELE! - The City of Boyne City will be hosting an open house for Michele Hewitt's retirement on Wednesday, March 18, from 2-4 p.m. March 2nd was her 33rd anniversary working for the city. She has been Deputy Treasurer since 1995.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN ASTRONOMY CLUB will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Wildwood Observatory. The discussion topic will be "What's going on with Betelgeuse?" Join us for a discussion about variable stars and how the study of them has increased our knowledge of the cosmos. News article. The observatory is located one mile north of Boyne City at 1825 Wildwood Heights Road. Club members will provide a tour of the night sky, weather permitting. All are welcome. Details and directions.
MOVING SERVICES - Charlevoix County is seeking quotes to provide mowing services along the Little Traverse Wheelway and the Boyne City to Charlevoix Trail, both Phase 1 and Phase 2, this year. Here is a link to the request for quotes, which is posted on the County website.
KINDER CLOSET at Christ Lutheran Church is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on March 14th 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.
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|OFFICE SPACES AVAILABLE - 800sf, 1,430sf, 1,440sf, or 3,670sf of office space available. Located in a beautiful building, center of town with lake views and natural light on One Water Street above Cafe Santé. $12/sf/yr includes common area maintenance (excluding utilities, internet, and trash). Call 989-732-9722 or www.cattdevelopment.com.
RETAIL AND/OR OFFICE SPACE available on Lake Street in downtown Boyne City. Approximately 2000 sq.ft. Public parking lot adjacent. Call 517-230-0914.
- The Boyne Area Chamber's Visitors Guide/Business Directory is available as a digital magazine as well as a beautiful 4-color printed magazine. It contains interactive content, including page-turning, links to websites and video, as well as a full search function. To view the digital publication,