Berkshire Hathaway
Come visit us at our new location! 
104 S. Lake St., Boyne City, MI 49712
www.DavidBeek.com   *   Phone 231-216-1000

Chamber's Sept. 12th Golf Outing is filling up fast
Golf Outing
The Boyne Area Chamber's 1st Annual Golf Outing just around the corner on Thursday, September 12th, and registrations are filling up fast. There's only space for a few more foursomes, so don't miss this Best Ball Scramble event.  Funds raised will provide programming and training for chamber members as well as marketing.
Sponsoring a hole is a great way to promote your organization,for only $150, and we now have 12 hole sponsors. 
Join us and play the spectacular  Boyne Mountain Alpine Course. We will begin with lunch at noon, a shotgun start at 1 p.m., followed by dinner and awards at 6. The fun includes goodie bags, prizes, a 50/50 raffle and more.
Register online . Download registration form. Single registration is $110, and a foursome is $400, including green fees, cart rental, lunch, dinner and prizes. Single and team registrations are welcome. 
Thanks to our sponsors! 
  Gold Sponsor - Bay Area Management
  Lunch Sponsor - 4Front Credit Union
  Beverage Cart Sponsor - Bay Area Management
  50/50 Sponsor - Edward Jones of Boyne City 
Promote your business as a sponsor!
Sponsorships still available (details): 
A great way to promote your business!
  Title Sponsor $2000 (1 available)
  Gold Sponsor $1000 (3 available)
  Hole in One Sponsor $1000 (1 available)
  Hole Sponsor $150 (6 available)
A perfect way to distribute your business swag - GOODIE BAG ITEMS AND RAFFLE PRIZES are needed. Contact Lisa or Kim at the Chamber about your donation.
HELP US DECORATE DOWNTOWN
Register now and make a scarecrow with an "Animals" theme
Scarecrows
Boyne Valley Garden Club scarecrows from a past contest.
Here's your chance to help Boyne City, win a prize and get into the spirit of the Harvest Festival season. The Boyne Chamber is inviting you to create and display scarecrows that are funny, scary, cute and most of all, original. This year's Scarecrow Contest theme is "Animals." Pick your favorite or maybe your scariest - just have fun! 
New this year: judging will be done by the public via Facebook during the Sept. 28th Harvest Festival on September 28th.
Click here for registration form with rules. Prizes will be awarded. Here are some of the rules:
The Scarecrow Contest is open to any business, organization, student/kids, and resident/individual.  Entry forms should be received by Friday, September 13th to determine the location of your scarecrow in downtown Boyne City.  Entrants are responsible for installing their scarecrows beginning the week of Monday, September 16th and must be completed by 9 am Friday, September 27th. Entrants are responsible for removing their scarecrows by Nov. 4th.  Email a photo of your completed scarecrow to the Chamber at info@boynechamber.com . The winner of each category will be determined by the most votes on the Chamber's Facebook page.
> For more information, call the Boyne Area Chamber at 582-6222.
Young Hemingway
Event details *  RSVP to 231-535-2140 or email gac@starbrightmc.com
Stroll the Streets
 
Friday always means fun and music for Stroll the Streets
Music, fun and great times fill the streets of downtown Boyne City again this summer as Stroll the Streets returns for its 16th season every Friday from 6-9 p.m. Stroll the Streets is a signature summer event for downtown, organized by Boyne City Main Street Musical entertainment ranges from contemporary, country, bluegrass, traditional, folk, jazz, to rock. Special activities include magicians, caricature artists, face painting, balloon twisting and more fun activities for kids. Thanks to event organizer Karen Guzniczak of Country Now & Then and map designer Robin Lee Berry of Freshwater Art Gallery. V isit  www.strollthestreets.com   for the full summer schedule and updates. 
  
Stroll the Streets > Here is the entertainment lineup for this Friday:
  • Sunset Park - Concord Academy Concert Band, 5-6 p.m.
  • Coldwell Banker Real Estate - Jesus & Me Trio 
  • Harbor House - Inland String Band
  • Bob Mathers Ford/Boyne Arts Gallery - Library Bookmobile
  • Parkside Grill - Twister Joe
  • Boyne City Hardware - The Painted Lady Face Art
  • Pat O'Brien Real Estate - Eric Jaqua
  • Red Mesa Grill - Deb Adamcik Caricature Artist
  • Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen - The Real Ingredients
  • The Lawn at Lynda's - John Slough & Paul Schmidt
  • Kilwin's - Terry Coveyou
  • Berkshire Hathaway - Bill Russell
  • Old Sportsman - James Greenway 
  • Kidd & Leavy Real Estate - Dos Hippies
  • Freshwater Art Gallery - Grayson Barton
  • Lady Barber Shop - Pooch the Magician
  • Main Street SOBO Pocket Park - "Make Art"
  • Boyne District Library - Hap Wright sharing stories and poems
Labor Day events
Labor Day Weekend will be full of fun events in our area
As always, Labor Day Weekend will be full of fun events in the Boyne Area. Here are the highlights: 
Friday, Aug. 30 - Stroll the Streets, 6 to 9 p.m. in downtown Boyne City.
Friday, Aug. 30 - Boyne City visits rival Charlevoix in high school football, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 31 - Kiwanis Car Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Veterans Park.
Saturday, Aug. 31 - Farmers Market with 65 vendors and live music, 8 a.m. to noon
Saturday & Sunday - Sons of the Never Wrong perform at Lavender Hill Farm, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday - Hundreds of DALMAC bicycle riders will be passing through town or spending the night here. 
Saturday & Sunday Red Fox Regatta, Veterans Park
Sunday, Sept. 1 - Boyne City Triathlon, 8 a.m. at Peninsula Beach Park. 
Sunday, Sept. 1 - Drag Races, noon to 5 p.m. at the Boyne City Airport. 
Monday, Sept. 2 - Horton Bay Pig Roast at 4 p.m. and Candlelight Bridge Walk , 7 p.m. 
> For details, see our Labor Day stories below
> Live music at 6 restaurants, see our listings below.
Flywheelers host Business After Hours on Tuesday, Sept. 17th
Flywheelers Museum
The Flywheelers Museum
The Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers will host the Boyne Chamber's Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. TUESDAY, September 17th. The Flywheelers show grounds are located at 145 US-131, north of Boyne Falls. Business After Hours is the Chamber's monthly business networking event, held at member businesses. There is no charge for admission or refreshments. 
This Business After Hours will have a fall harvest theme with exhibits and demonstrations such as the sawmill, grist mill, one-room schoolhouse, museum, and wagon rides. They will serve fall foods including cider and donuts. Several prizes will be given away in addition to some club freebies for all attendees.
> Fall/winter schedule of Business After Hours:
  September 17 (Tuesday) - Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers
  October 17 - Schraw & Associates
  November 1 - Business & Community Expo at Boyne City High School Gymnasium
  December 12 - Resort Rentals North
Boyne celebrates autumn's bounty at Sept. 28th Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival Boyne City will celebrate its autumn bounty at the Harvest Festival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.  This family fun day will include music, crafts, children's activities, food and fall produce in the downtown area. Portions of Water and Lake Streets will be closed to traffic, as the extended Boyne City Farmers Market will be moved downtown from Veterans Park.
There will be children's games and activities including pumpkin painting, face painting, hay rides, a scarecrow contest, and live musical performances throughout the downtown. Local churches and non-profit organizations that would like to participate by organizing children's activities or harvest crafts are encouraged to contact Boyne City Main Street.  Join us as we shop the market and arts and craft vendors and spend time enjoying all that the downtown area has to offer.
The festival is supported by Boyne City Main Street . Click here for vendor registration .
North Central

Leadership program looking for community project ideas 
Leadership Leadership Charlevoix County (LCC) is now accepting proposals for its annual Community Service Project from local nonprofit organizations. The program is starting its ninth year as a comprehensive training experience for community members seeking to play a more active role in leadership and their communities.
The Community Service Project is an integral part of the hands-on experience of LCC participants. Each year, the class decides on a Community Service Project, which will benefit an area of Charlevoix County. The project involves all members of the leadership class and focuses on team building, project management, and leadership skills. The proposals will be reviewed by the LCC Executive Board of Directors and then distributed to the Class of 2019-2020 at their opening session in September.  The new leadership class has been selected and will participate in an orientation session tonight. Their first class session will be a Beaver Island Overnight Retreat on September 8 and 9.
Ribbon cutting  
Trail bikes
Ribbon cutting marks completion of Avalanche trails
The Boyne Area Chamber hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Avalanche Preserve mountain bike trail-building project, and to honor the volunteers who made it happen. The expert-level "Stroll the Steeps" was the final trail to be completed by volunteers from the Top Of Michigan Mountain Bike Association.
Photos by Alex Childress.
Save the date - Chamber Business & Community Expo is Nov. 1
Boyne Chamber This year's Boyne Area Chamber Business & Community Expo will be held Friday, November 1st, in partnership with Boyne City High School in the school gymnasium. The Expo will be held from 3-7 p.m. with exhibitor networking from 3-4 p.m. before opening to the public from 4-7 p.m. More details and registration info will be announced soon.

Other upcoming Chamber events include:
  • September 12 - Golf Outing at Boyne Mountain Alpine Course.
  • September 17 (Tuesday) - Business After Hours at Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers, 145 US-131, Boyne Falls.
  • October 17 - Business After Hours at Schraw & Associates, 116 Water Street.
  • 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.
Junior Achievement seeks volunteers for program in BC schools
Junior Achievement of Northern Michigan is hoping to reestablish their program in Boyne City after a lapse of four years if volunteers can be found. JA programs teach students in kindergarten through high school important real-world concepts in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. They also give students opportunities  to learn and apply critical soft skills such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. 
The time commitment for a Junior Achievement volunteer is as little as one hour a week over five weeks. You can coordinate your classroom visits directly with the school's teacher to make sure the schedule works for both.
> TO VOLUNTEER at your local school contact Matt Berger, District Director Junior Achievement of Northern Michigan, at (231) 582-4660 or janso@ja.org . Visit the JA website for a full description of their many programs.
New and prospective businesses can win startup cash Oct. 9th
Charlevoix Ignite Charlevoix County entrepreneurs and new businesses two years old or less are invited to apply to compete for startup cash toward their business in the first county-wide pitch night, "Ignite Charlevoix County," scheduled for October 9th at Castle Farms. The winner advances to the finale competition, Grand Event, to compete for more startup funds.
Here is the application, which is due by midnight of September 15th. Admission is free, so everyone is encouraged to come and cheer for your favorite entrepreneur - reserve your spot here.
Competitors will receive business counseling from professionals to help in preparing a 4-minute business pitch for the panel of judges on the night of the competition. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be awarded as well as an audience selected People's Choice Award.
There will also be time for competing businesses to network and make connections with other business professionals and angel investors in the audience. 
Doors open at 5 pm and the event starts at 5:30 on the night of the competition, October 9th. For more information visit www.charlevoixignite.com.
Charlevoix Ignite is sponsored by Consumers Energy and DTE Energy Foundation and various local sponsors, including Boyne Area Chamber, Boyne City Main Street.
Chx County Community Foundation welcomes grant proposals
Foundation
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation announces the availability of grant dollars to support the work of area nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and municipalities. The deadline to submit a grant proposal is Tuesday, October 1. Grant applications to support arts and culture, education, the environment, community and economic development, health and human services, recreation and youth are available by calling the Community Foundation office. Applicants must call to discuss their proposal to begin the application process. Eligible nonprofit organizations serve residents of Charlevoix County and work to enrich or improve life for local residents. Applications will be reviewed by advisory committees made up of community representatives. The Youth Advisory Committee will review proposals that benefit young people in two or more communities in Charlevoix County.
The Community Foundation accepts contributions from donors and then uses a portion of the income earned from the investment of these gifts to help foster positive change in our area. In this way, our donors' contributions meet our community needs, now and in the future - For good. For ever.® 
To apply for a grant or for more information, call 231.536.2440 or email Mishelle Shooks for youth grants at mshooks@c3f.org or Maureen Radke for all other grants at maureen@c3f.org.
Barden Lumber's end-of-summer Bargain Bin is packed full
Barden Lumber From damaged lumber, to close-out doors... if you're looking for really good deals on stuff from Barden Lumber, check out their latest ENewsletter. "We will be blowing out 50+ Door and Windows for rock-bottom low prices," they say. "Make us an offer and take it ALL. Get your cash ready."
If you burn wood pellets, Barden suggests you place your orders early this year. Pricing has increased nation-wide on fuel burning wood pellets due to supply and demand issues, as well as industry changes, which have producers moving towards food-grade pellets. 
> Barden Lumber is located at 205 S East St, phone (231) 582-9961.
Kiwanis moves weekly breakfast meetings to Water Street Cafe
Kiwanis Every Thursday morning Boyne City Kiwanis meets for breakfast to strategize on how to improve the world one child at a time. If you'd like to boost your faith in humanity, come see what the good people of Kiwanis are doing to make a positive difference in the lives of children in our community and around the world. We look forward to seeing you at 7 on Thursday mornings at Water Street Café. Your first breakfast is our treat. Kiwanis Facebook Page.
Heather Patton
Heather Patton
Stylist Heather Patton joins Red Brick Salon
Red Brick Salon is happy to announce that Heather Patton has joined their salon team as a new stylist. She is available for walk-ins, same-day appointments, and scheduled appointments. Heather is ready to start her amazing career with us and our loyal guests as well as any new guests coming her way. She will be training with Laurie Gee and Jackie Kerr in the meantime, to meet all of you and follow our salon atmosphere and expectations of exceptional guest experience. She will also be training with the top Paul Mitchell educators to get her up to speed with this fantastic brand. Her dedication to her career is top notch.
Heather is already trained in all the latest haircuts and styling trends plus Paul Mitchell perms, and her focus will be polishing her skills on the Paul Mitchell color lines to bring you all the latest color trends that you have come to love.
Heather is a local from Boyne Falls and will be a full-time stylist with Red Brick. She will be available the hours of salon operation of Tuesday and Friday 9am-4pm, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-8pm and Saturdays 8:30am-1pm. We have flexible hours for special occasions if needed.
Call 231-582-7792 to experience a new look with Heather. She will have reduced prices for a limited time only, as we are sure she will be in high demand soon. 
County officials want your input on parks and recreation plan
County parks The Charlevoix County Planning Commission and Parks Committee are in the process of updating the County Recreation Plan. There final open house opportunity to provide public input to assist county officials in updating the plan will be held September 19th  at the Charlevoix Public Library Community Room A.
The county has also developed an online community survey concerning county parks and recreation facilities. Click here to take the survey, which will be open until September 13th. 
For further information or questions, contact Kiersten Stark, County  Parks & Planning Director, (231) 547-7234, starkk2@charlevoixcounty.org .
> Flyer with details about the open houses and the survey. Hard copies of the survey can be picked up at Charlevoix County Parks & Planning Department, 301 State Street, Charlevoix.
Avalanche Bay Waterpark participates in Char-Em Stuff the Bus
Stuff the bus Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark at Boyne Mountain Resort is hosting a school supply drive in partnership with the 12th Annual Char-Em United Way Stuff the Bus campaign. From now through September 2, park-goers can receive $5 off a single-day pass with the donation of two or more school supplies. 
Recommended school supplies include #2 pencils, colored pencils, pencil boxes, art supplies, backpacks, construction paper, chalk, crayons, erasers, folders, glue bottles and sticks, highlighters, dry erase markers, notebooks, rulers, scissors, and tissues. Items should be new and in original packaging.
School supplies will be donated to students in need within the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District. Each year the program delivers over 10,500 items to help students prepare for the new school year. 
This discount cannot be combined with any other offer and is valid on walk-up admission rates at the time of the donation. One donation discount is available per day pass. For complete event details, visit www.avalanchebay.com.
Conservation District seeks door prizes for Annual Meeting
Raffle prizes
Raffle prizes from last year's event.
Charlevoix Conservation District will be contacting local businesses toward the end of August/early September in search of door prizes for their Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, November 14th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Old Middle School. Students from the Boyne Hospitality Class cook and serve the meal, and a guest speaker discusses a conservation topic. 
Door prizes are raffled off at the end of the meeting to anywhere from 50-70 county residents. "We greatly appreciate the local businesses supporting our conservation efforts here in Charlevoix County," said District Manager Alison Adams. "We are proud to support the local businesses in return, and thank everyone in our newsletter, annual report and newsletter - reaching out to over 2,000 members." Door prizes can be anything from a t-shirt to a logo coffee mug or a gift certificate. Conservation District website.
In the News: Trail update, county fair and tall ship tour

  Boyne Valley Trail construction moves ahead despite high bid - Story

  Charlevoix-Emmet County Fair continues through Sunday - Story

  9&10 News takes a tour of the tall ship in Boyne City - Story
  (The Pride of Baltimore II will be departing Boyne this morning, Thursday)
Reach 1,300 people with your press release and advertising
The Chamber/Main Street E-News comes to your inbox each Thursday morning. If you submit news for next week, please send it by Tuesday to jim@boynechamber.com. More than 1,300 people open our newsletter each week, and you can reach them with your news release (no cost for Chamber members) or advertising message and a link for as little as $50. We have ads available starting Sept. 19, and we are  taking reservations through the end of the year.
> SPREAD THE NEWS - We'd love to send you and your friends the weekly Boyne Business News. To subscribe, just  email us .
WELCOME, NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!                      Member benefits
Tractor Supply Company
Stacy Morris, Manager
1200 M75 S.
Boyne City, MI 49712
We are hoping to open in mid-September. What can you buy at Tractor Supply Company? Everything except tractors. At TSC, customers find everything they need to maintain their farms, ranches, homes and animals. TSC's products include: clothing, equine and pet supplies, tractor/trailer parts and accessories, lawn and garden supplies, sprinkler/irrigation parts, power tools, fencing, welding and pump supplies, riding mowers and more.
Chamber member benefits     |     Member application    |   Call 231-582-6222 or  email us
HELP WANTED                        Check the listings on our  Jobs Page
Looking for staff? Make a job posting!
Chamber-member businesses looking to hire staff are encouraged to post their jobs on the chamber website job posting page. You can do this with your member log-in with just a few simple steps. If you need assistance with your log-in, email lisa@boynechamber.com.

BOOKKEEPER/PAYROLL - Bob Mathers Ford has an opening for a part-time Bookkeeper/Payroll employee. Long-established car dealership in Boyne City. Apply in person at 224 Water St., Boyne City, or call 231-582-6543.

BOYNE CITY FARMERS MARKET MANAGER - Year-round, part-time position. Work from home or Main Street office, with management of Wednesday and Saturday Farmers Markets until early afternoon. Duties include: vendor relations, manage food assistance programs, computer, communication and organizational skills. Passion for local food a bonus! Approximately 20 hours/week, not to exceed 1,170 hours per year. Send letter of interest and resume to mainstreet@boynecity.com . Applications reviewed upon receipt. No phone calls please.

We encourage Chamber members to list their openings on our Jobs Page.
FUN
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
Invite your friends to dinner to benefit the Humane Society
Dining for Paws This Saturday, August 24th, folks all over Northwest Lower Michigan will host dinner parties where they invite their friends to come to a benefit for the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. The parties can be themed, fancy or just a potluck. A number of area restaurants will be also hosting parties with special dinner rates with a portion of the bill to benefit the CAHS.
At 8 p.m. all participants and parties are invited to a grand afterglow at Veterans Park in Boyne City. At the Afterglow, we will have desserts prepared by the best area restaurants and desserteries in Northern Michigan. There, we will tally and celebrate the fundraising results with cocktails and dancing to live music. The Charlevoix Area Humane Society is an independent nonprofit 501c3 tax-deductible organization.
REGISTER YOUR PARTY and give your estimated guest count by calling the Humane Society at 231-582-6774 or email pets@charlevoixhumane.org.
Event celebrates Hemingway's "real summer home" in Horton Bay
Ernie Hemingway
Young Ernie Hemingway
The 2nd annual celebration of Ernest Hemingway's summers in Horton Bay will be held Sunday at the General Store and Red Fox Inn beginning at 5 p.m. There will be music, storytelling about the area's hidden history, readings from Hemingway's short stories about his youth here in the north, and a cash bar, according to organizers. A fee of $5 for the party will be collected at the General Store door.
George Colburn's documentary on "Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden" will be screened at the United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. with no admission charge. DVDs and flash drives of the 75-minute documentary will be available for $10. According to Colburn, the film makes it clear that Hemingway's heart and soul "belonged to Horton Bay."
Organizers of the event say it is time that the small community on the Boyne City-Charlevoix Road is recognized for the important role it played in the development of the writer who would be known worldwide shortly after leaving this region. "Nick Adams is known to the world, and Nick Adams was created here in Horton Bay," says long-time resident G.T. Long.
An organization is being established, Long says, that will begin the process of raising money to create an appropriate statue for a site in Horton Bay. "A statue as good as the one in Petoskey belongs here," he says. A guest at the party will be Andy Sacksteder of Gladstone, an Art Prize winner who is the sculptor of the life-size statue on young Hemingway in Pennsylvania Park that was dedicated two years ago.
> Reserve your spot at the party by calling 231.535.2440, or emailing gac@starbrightmc.com.
tiathlon
4-time Olympian helps host Boyne City Triathlon again on Sept. 1
Triathlon bling
Triathlon bling
A beautiful venue, incredible cause, and a significant prize purse await you at the 7th Annual Boyne City Triathlon-Duathlon on Sunday, Sept. 1 at Peninsula Beach. You'll also meet 4-time US Olympic Triathlete Hunter Kemper. This course will take your breath away the first time you see it. Athletes will start out swimming in the crystal clear waters of Lake Charlevoix before skimming the coastline on their bike and passing through town on their run. Last year this race brought you the largest cash prize purses in Michigan... stay tuned for this year. Funds raised from this event support Team Lucky Seven, Inc. and its mission of "Racing to Fight Brain Disease." In the first five years more than $25,000 was granted to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, for the express purpose of research into MS, ALS and Alzheimer's.
Here is a summary of the USA Triathlon Certified Races: 
> Olympic Triathlon: 1,500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run
> Sprint Triathlon: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
> Sprint Duathlon: 5km run, 20km bike, 5km run
Events can be completed INDIVIDUALLY or as a RELAY team. Register here.
> VOLUNTEER - The Triathlon can always use local volunteers to help with various aspects of this event. You'll get an event gear bag and some great food! Volunteer here
> SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES are available. Contact event founder and organizer Rob Swartz at  rob@teamluckyseven.org.
Kiwanis Car Show comes to Stroll & Veterans Park Aug. 30-31
Kiwanis car show Kiwanis Club of Boyne City is hosting their annual Labor Day weekend car show. They are having a "Friday Night Preview" during Stroll the Streets, free to participants on August 30. The next day, August 31, is the Saturday Car Show in Veterans Park with oldies music all day on the lakefront. Thick 'N' Juicy will be serving lunch on site. The show has 21 registration classes, with trophies awarded to registered participants.
There will be drawings throughout the day for door prizes. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Judging begins at 10 a.m. and awards start at 3 p.m. For more information contact Ken Visser, visserk@charter.net, phone 231-582-7649, or Syrina Dawson, syrina@charter.net, phone 231-582-2492. 
Boyne City Drag Race roars down the runway on Sept. 1
Drag race The 16th annual Boyne City Drag Race returns to the Boyne City Airport on Sunday, Sept. 1. Side-by-side, eighth-mile drag races will run from 12 noon-5 p.m. at the airport, 1048 E. Main St. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boyne City Airport and the Boyne Valley Lions Club. The event is organized by the Lions and a committee of drag race enthusiasts. Entry fees are $25 in advance and $30 on race day for cars, trucks and motorcycles, while pit passes are $15. Spectators pay a $10 admission fee; children under 12 years are admitted free. Gates open to racers at 8:30 a.m. for registration and tech inspections. For information and registration forms visit www.bcdragrace.com
> VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Anyone interested in helping should call Mike Cain at 231-582-0377 or mcain@boynecity.com . Volunteer help is needed on Saturday, Aug. 31, with set-up from noon until done and then on Sunday, Sept. 1, the day of the race, from 8 am until 8 pm.
Horton Bay hosts Pig Roast and Labor Day Bridge Walk
Pig roast
On Monday, Sept. 2, the Horton Bay United Methodist Church will host its annual Labor Day Pig Roast from 4 to 7 p.m. Lots of great food will be served including pork, sweet corn, potato salad, coleslaw and homemade pies. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 10, and free for those under 5. Also featured will be music from The Knapps and tables with crafts and homemade goodies for sale beginning at 4 p.m. Anyone interested in booth space for crafters may call Suzie at 231-347-4679. Then at 7:30 p.m, Horton Bay will hold its 39th annual candlelight walk across the famous 14.5-ft. Horton Bay Bridge. Those who make it across will receive a certificate of accomplishment, which can then be taken to the General Store and shown for free ice cream.
Create Studio's 7-Day Drawing Challenge concludes today
Drawing challenge Create: Community Arts Studio is hosting a 7-day online Drawing Challenge from August 16th through August 22nd. Participants can join by simply visiting the studio's website and uploading artwork directly to the site. Each day a new drawing prompt with be posted and artwork will be displayed in the online gallery the following day. No age restrictions apply and individuals can choose to remain anonymous. To view rules and submission guidelines and join the 7-Day Drawing Challenge visit: www.letscreatetogether.orgCreate: Community Arts Studio is a 501(c)3 arts and social service organization connecting members of the community through the arts.
Sweet corn, tomatoes, fish and more at Farmers Market 
Ken_s Fish The Boyne City Farmers Market continues on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. 
The market is packed full of delicious summer bounty. Come early to find sweet corn, tomatoes, zucchinis, blueberries, plums, sweet and savory crepes, iced chai, and much more.
Make sure you stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram to see pictures of fresh new produce every week.  More than 60 vendors participate in this year's market, which is a program of the Boyne City Main Street Program. To sign up for our weekly newsletter, email farmersmarket@boynecity.com.  For more information, visit  www.boynecityfarmersmarket.org .
BRIDGE CARD  and Double Up tokens are available at the Market Manager's Booth. Match up to $20 in SNAP for fruits and veggies with Double Up Food Bucks.
MARKET MUSIC is featured on Saturdays, thanks to Grain Train and Blissfest: Aug. 24 - Holly Keller-Thompson, Aug. 31 - Dede Alder. Sept. 7 - Crosscut Kings, Sept. 14 - Charlie Reager, Sept. 21 - Lee Anne Whitman, Sept. 28 - Ryan Cassidy.
> MARKET MANAGER JOB OPENING - Year-round, part-time position. Work from home or Main Street office, with management of Wednesday and Saturday Farmers Markets until early afternoon. Duties include: vendor relations, manage food assistance programs, computer, communication and organizational skills. Passion for local food a bonus! Approximately 20 hours/week, not to exceed 1,170 hours per year. Send letter of interest and resume to mainstreet@boynecity.com. Applications reviewed upon receipt. No phone calls please.
"Pint and Paint" returns to Stiggs Brewery on first Thursdays
Teri Rounds
Teri Rounds
Everyone is invited to come join the fun for "Pint and Paint" on the first Thursday of the month in the lower level of Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen. The first event of the fall will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday Sept. 5th. You'll be painting with local artist Teri Rounds. Class fee is $25, which includes supplies and a pint from the bar. Proceeds will be donated to Create Community Arts Center to provide art scholarships for area children. 
Participants will have fun meeting new people and creating a work of art to take home. Teri Rounds is a self taught artist who has been painting for 7 years. Her work can be seen at Crooked Tree Art Center in Petoskey, Boyne Art Collective in Boyne City, and Art on the Lobby in Walloon.
> To register, contact Sue Metzger at (231) 582-7567 or email susanmetzger@gmail.com . Flyer to print.
Julie Stratton is featured artist at Boyne Arts Gallery
Julie Stratton
Julie Stratton is a self-taught artist.
The featured artist at the Boyne Arts Collective gallery, located at 214 Water Street, is Julie Stratton, a contemporary impressionist painter. "Mostly depicting scenes based on local surroundings, I infuse emotion through bold use of color, sparking the imagination of the observer," she said, when asked to describer her work. "My paintings are oil on canvas with a signature style consisting of a bright fauvism color palette mixed with heavily layered impasto effects."
Stratton has a background in architecture, but her true love has always been the arts. She is self-taught and comes by painting naturally, as her father was an oil painter as well. Julie was raised at Walloon Lake and finds ever-present inspiration in hometown sights and vistas across Northern Michigan. Her paintings are found in many galleries and private collections around the country. She currently resides in Boyne City with her husband and son.
Free Boyne Bike Share program draws users from all over
Bike Share The Boyne Bike Share program  recently added a sign-in sheet and in the span of one month 19 bikes were used. Most were from the Metro Detroit area, but users were also from Boyne City, Chicago, and  Pennsylvania. launched last year returns this summer. Four bikes are parked on the north side of the Sunset Park Log Cabin at 28 S. Lake Street, and the concept is simple: "Borrow a bike and bring it back for others to enjoy." We ask that the bikes be returned each day and not kept overnight. The bikes were donated by community members and service clubs, and they were refurbished by Mike Cortright of North Country Cycle Sport. Helmets are also available with the bikes.
Partners making this new program possible are: Boyne City Kiwanis, Boyne Valley Lions, Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, Boyne City Main Street, City of Boyne City, and North Country Cycle Sport.
Provisions Wine Lounge hopes to open in mid-September
Wine Lounge Provisions Wine Lounge, the new wine bar at 123 Water Street, will be opening soon. Owner Ed Brehm is hoping to open in mid-September, perhaps as soon as Sept. 10th. Brehm recommends following the Wine Lounge on their new Facebook page for updates. The Wine Lounge will be managed by Provisions employee Chloe Chaffee and is located next door with a connecting doorway to the Wine Emporium and Deli and Boyne Country Provisions.
Conservation District plans native plant workshop and sale
Plant sale Interested in learning more about gardening with native plants, and attracting pollinators? Join the Charlevoix Conservation District for an informative Native Plant Workshop on Thursday, August 29th, from 4-6pm with Vern Stephens of Designs by Nature. Learn the values behind planting native on local fauna, soil and your groundwater. Other interesting topics include site preparation, installation, maintenance and examples of different native plants. The workshop will also be an opportunity to pre-order your plants for the plant sale the following week.
The Native Plant Sale will be held on Friday, September 13th from 3-6pm.
Both events will be held in the Charlevoix Conservation District's Community Room. The workshop is free, but space is limited; RSVP by contacting Alison at 231-582-6193. 
PRE-ORDER YOUR PLANTS by Aug. 29 with this order form now or at the workshop. Prices are $6.50/qt for wildflowers, $7.50/qt. for woodland species, $70 for garden flats and $60 for single species flats. The plant sale is for those who pre-order, but the public is welcome to purchase any available extra items. For more information, stop by office or call 231-582-6193.
music
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
 
BARREL BACK 04069 N M75,  Walloon Lake , (231) 535-6000
FOOD SPECIALS -Serving breakfast every day from 8 to 11 a.m. 
Monday - All You Can Eat Wings
Wednesday - Half Off One-Topping Pizzas
Thursdays - Burger & A Beer 
Saturdays -  Bottomless Mimosas from 8am-2pm
 
BC LANES & THE VENUE SPORTS BAR , 1199 S. M-75, Boyne City. (231) 582-6353.
Fridays - All you can eat fish fry, $11.99 4-10PM, served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR- $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft
Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM

BOYNE CELTIC SESSIONS are held once or twice a month on Sunday afternoons in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. After taking the summer off, the Celtic Sessions resume on Sept. 8 and 22 from 1-4 p.m. 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. 
THURSDAYS - Trivia at 7 p.m.
FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m.:
August 23 - Sleeping Gypsies
August 30 - Adam and Pat

BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000
Bike Night continues on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. in the circle drive in front of the Clock Tower Lodge. Live music on Aug. 27 - The Shifties.
 
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m. in June, 8-11 p.m. in July
Thursday, Aug. 22 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Aug. 23 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, Aug. 24 - Darby O'Bell
Thursday, Aug. 29 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Aug. 30 - Under the Moon
Saturday, Aug. 31 - Pistil Whips
The Beach House, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 23 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, Aug. 24 - Michelle Chenard
Friday, Aug. 30 - Blake Elliott
Saturday, Aug. 31 - A Brighter Bloom


 
 
The Beach House Tiki Hut, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, August 24 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, August 31 - The Shifties

Snowflake Lounge 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
Fridays & Saturdays - DJ Mike, DJ Bill Oeming or  DJ Bill Da Cat

CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:   August   23rd - Brett Mitchell,  30th - Nathan Bates. 
September 6th - Nathan Bates, 13th - Michelle Chenard, 20th - Sean Bielby, 27th - The Shifties.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m .:   August 24th - Ben Overbeek, 31st - Holly Keller. September 7th - Holly Keller, 14th - Brett Mitchell, 21st - Nelson Olstrom, 28th - Pete Kehoe.
 
FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588. "Blue Monday" open mike night from 7-9 p.m. every Monday this summer, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen. Summer gallery hours are 10am-7pm, except Sundays 12-4, and Mondays 10am-9pm.
 
GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets , visit greatlakescfa.org, or call 231.439.2601. 
FALL/SPRING SEASON - Tickets for the  new season are on sale now  at greatlakescfa.org .
Some highlights of the summer schedule include:
August 24 - The Joffrey Ballet
Lake Street Pub 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.
> Thursdays in August - Poker Karaoke! 8/22 & 8/29, 8-11pm. Every time you sing, you get a card. The singer with the best poker hand at the end of the night wins a $25 gift certificate provided by the DJ.
> Beginning September 4th - 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
> ***All New!*** 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.
  September 25 - Movie Trivia, (Dress as your favorite movie character!)
  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.   Visit our website for more information about The Series, ticketing and the musicians.  Here is the summer lineup:  
August 24: Jill Jack - sold out.
Sons of the Never Wrong
Sons of the Never Wrong
Aug 31 & Sept 1: Sons of the Never Wrong  is a turbo-charged Altfolk trio from Chicago that delivers witty, whimsical songs with their signature soaring harmonies. In case you're wondering, they're 2 gals and a fella: Bruce Roper, Sue Demel and Deborah Lader. Their oddball humor and spontaneous stories ignite their live shows and have earned them a cult-like international following for over 25 years. Combining influences of folk, jazz, pop and rock, their sound is wildly original, their energy is contagious and their banter is hilarious.
September 7: Suzie Vinnick
> More events at the farm:
Aug. 23 - Lavender Fest Friday
Aug. 23 - Barn Dance
Aug. 26 - Monday Movie Night

The Association ODAWA CASINO  The Association will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, September 20th. Join us to see one of the most successful bands to come out of the 60's. They have 7 Grammy Nominations for some of the most iconic hits of the 1960's, including songs like Cherish, Windy and Never My Love. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets on Sale: Thursday, August 1st, at 8 a.m. Ticket price: $20. Details and tickets.

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. starting in September:
August 27 - Blake Elliott, 7-10 p.m.
Sept. 03 - Project 6, 6-9 p.m.
Sept. 10 - Brett Mitchell
Sept. 16 -  Red Mesa 22-year anniversary - Dave Cisco
Sept. 17 - Sean Bielby
Sept. 24 - 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 at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, August 23 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, August 24 - Chris Koury
Friday, August 30 - The Pistil Whips,
Saturday, August 31 - Charlie Millard Band
Sunday, Sept. 1 - Blair Miller
Thursday, Sept. 5 - Pint & Paint, 6 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 6 - Under the Moon
Saturday, Sept. 7 - Something Great
Friday, Sept. 13 - Jeff Pagel
Saturday, Sept. 14 - Crosscut Kings
Wednesday, Sept. 18 - Open Mic Night, hosted by Nelson Olstrom
Friday, Sept. 20 - Chris Koury
Saturday, Sept. 21 - Holly Keller-Thompson
Friday, Sept. 27 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Sept. 28 - The Real Ingredients
NEWS BRIEFS  
Rubbish
CITY-WIDE RUBBISH PICKUP - For residents living within the city limits, the City of Boyne City provides a rubbish pick-up twice a year for larger items that cannot be disposed of with your household trash, such as mattresses, furniture and light construction debris. Fall dates (two weeks only) are:
> Wednesdays: August 28th and September 4th for areas including Main Street and south.
> Thursdays: August 29th and September 5th for areas north of Main Street.

ELECTRONICS AND HAZARDOUS WASTE collection will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Road Commission garage on M-75 South in Boyne City. Acceptable electronics and hazardous waste items include computers, TVs, appliances, tires, fluorescent light bulbs, oil-based paints, chemicals and lawn fertilizers. Call 231-237-0156 from Sept. 2-11 for reservations and collection location information. Most items are free; latex paints are $1 per can. Details.

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. 
CLIMATE CHANGE - Join a conversation that engages personal action with faithful action at Lifetree Cafe on Sunday, August 25. Explore the science and economics of climate change, learn about carbon pricing and explore ways to make a difference. A potluck dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by conversation with Bill Bray at 6:30.
> Lifetree Café is in the First Presbyterian Church, 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. Use the Pine St. entrance. It is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions may be directed to Julie Hasse at 231-582-7983 or Lifetree@fpboyne.org.

THE GARDENS OF ALCATRAZ
will be the topic at the Boyne Valley Garden Club's meeting on Thursday, August 22nd. Attendees will learn about these historic gardens from club member Chris Redman. Refreshments and social time begin at 12:30pm, with the meeting at 1 in the Boyne District Library Community Room. All are welcome.

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.
DOWNTOWN RETAIL SPACE available at 120 Water Street (Karen Walker Studio space). 12'x24'. 288 sq ft. Everything included. $800/ month. Call Liz at 231-675-5014.
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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