Stroll the Streets returns to downtown Friday
Music, fun and great times will fill the streets of downtown Boyne City this summer as Stroll the Streets returns for its 16th season this Friday, June 14th, from 6-9 p.m., continuing through August 30th. Stroll the Streets is the signature summer event for downtown, and is organized by the Boyne City Main Street program. 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. Visit
for the full summer schedule and updates.
> Here is the entertainment lineup for 6-9 p.m. opening night on Friday:
- Sunset Park - Boyne City High School Band, 5-6 p.m.
- Coldwell Banker Real Estate - Steel & Wood
- Harbor House - Inland String Band
- Parkside Grill - The Painted Lady Face Art and Twister Joe
- Pat O'Brien Real Estate - Dave Cisco
- Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen - Crosscut Kings
- Kilwin's - Krista Goldsmith
- Old Sportsman - Sweetwater Blues Band
- Kidd & Leavy Real Estate - Dos Hippies
- The Lawn at Lynda's - The Loper Family
- Freshwater Art Gallery - Dr. Goodhart's Home Remedy Band
- Lady Barber Shop - Pooch the Magician
JM Duo opens Gazebo concert series on Wednesday
The James Michael Duo (JM Duo) from Houghton Lake will kick off the Evenings at the Gazebo summer concert series at 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday, June 19th. This father and son duo combines acoustic guitar and percussion along with intertwined vocals and harmonies with a fresh song list that is sure to please audiences of all ages.
2019 Gazebo concerts are presented by
Black Diamond Broadcasting
. The Boyne Chamber concerts are held in Old City Park on summer Wednesday evenings.
Here is the 2019 schedule:
- JM Duo - James Michael Duo, sponsored by
Boyne Co-op True Value
- Calamity Jane - Theresa Wagner and Kathy McCoy
- No concert (4th of July festivities include live bands playing in Veterans Park from 1-7 p.m.)
- Matt Gabriel, sponsored by
Pat O'Brien & Associates
- Wyatt & Shari Knapp
- Mike Dhaseleer
- Full Cord, sponsored by
Pat O'Brien & Associates
- Awesome Distraction
> IN CASE OF RAIN, concerts will be held at First Presbyterian Church - Community Room, 401 S. Lake St.
> CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT will offer bus service for the Gazebo concerts on Wednesday nights. Schedule rides in advance by calling 231-582-6900. Thanks to the Charlevoix County Council on Agning, seniors ride free; all other rides at normal posted fares.
You can become a sponsor
of one of the remaining concerts for a donation of $500. All sponsors get to introduce the band on behalf of the Chamber and you can also make a brief announcement introducing your organization at the beginning of the show. You can have a booth or tent set-up promoting your business at the concert you sponsor. Your donation will be acknowledged on our fliers, posters, newsletter and website,
. The Chamber will also provide a banner that will be on the gazebo the night of the concert. Please mail your donation to the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, 28 S. Lake St., Boyne City MI 49712. For information contact Kim Akin at 231-582-6222 or email
Duck Race tickets on sale; You could win $1,000 on 4th of July
We're getting our ducks in a row in preparation for the Duck Race!
$10 tickets are now on sale for the Boyne Chamber's 31st annual Duck Race at 2 p.m. on July 4th in the Boyne River. You can purchase tickets at the Chamber office, 115 S. Lake Street, and at Lynda's Real Estate Service, 27 S. Lake Street. Starting June 19th, you will also be able to buy duck tickets at Evenings at the Gazebo concerts in Old City Park.
The Boyne City Fire Department will once again bring its hi-rise ladder truck to the Harbor House Publishers parking lot and will start the duck race with a big splash as they drop 1,200 rubber ducks from "way up high" into the Boyne River.
Hundreds of cheering spectators will be watching as the
ducks float down the river to the finish line behind Lynda's Real Estate. Each ticket and duck is numbered, and the lucky owner of the fastest duck will win $1,000. Second prize is $250, third prize $100, and 4th through 10th prizes are $50 each.
> Thanks to our raffle ticket sponsor, Marty Moody of Lynda's Real Estate Service. Marty's sage advice is: "Don't be a schmuck - Get your duck!" and he notes that duck racers shouldn't wait until July 4th to buy their tickets as only 1,200 tickets will be sold, and they could be sold out in advance.
Raven Hill to host Business After Hours Thursday, June 20th
Raven Hill Discovery Center will host the Boyne Chamber's next Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20th. (Note, we previously reported this date as June 13th.) Raven Hill is located at 4737 Fuller Road, East Jordan. Business After Hours is the Chamber's monthly business networking event, held at member businesses. There is no charge for admission or refreshments. Raven Hill Discovery Center is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history and the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors. Connections emerge through classes, exhibits and facilities that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play. Raven Hill is will be hosting a "Third Coast Conversation" that will focus on water from 4 to 5 p.m. June 15th, and the community is invited. (Details on this event is included in today's newsletter.)
> This will be the last Business After Hours before we take off for summer vacation in July and August. Here is our fall/winter schedule:
September 17 (Tuesday) - Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers
October 17 - Schraw & Associates
November - Business Expo & Taste of Boyne at Boyne Mountain
December 12 - Resort Rentals North
New Walkabout Sculpture installed in Sunset Park
The newest piece in the Walkabout Sculpture Show was installed Tuesday in Sunset Park. Thanks to Charlevoix State Bank for sponsoring this year's sculpture and to the Boyne City DPW for their help with the installation. The sculpture is called Puddle Jumper and the artist is Pamela Dueweke of Indian River. Dueweke has sculpted with various media all her life. In 2002 she started a company called EarthART making fine art for the earth, which she exhibits at her Turn Out Studio in Indian River and at Twisted Fish Gallery in Elk Rapids, MI. A portfolio of some of her sculptures can be seen on Instagram
. She can be contacted for custom designed work at email@example.com, or (231) 590-2467.
New home for Chamber and Main Street
Members, board members and other well-wishers turned out for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new (side by side) offices of the Boyne Area Chamber and Boyne City Main Street at 113 and 115 S. Lake Street. Holding the ribbon at left is Main Street board member Michelle Cortright and Chamber Board President John Cool at right - while Executive Directors Kim Akin and Kelsie King-Duff cut the ribbon in the middle.
Land bank officials speak to Housing Solutions group June 20
Boyne Housing Solutions will hold its next work session at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at City Hall. The featured speaker will be Jim Tischler, Development Director for the State of Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority, who will discuss how land banks can be used to create housing solutions.
Jim Tischler serves as Development Director for the State of Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority. In this role, he leads the agency's land/project development and redevelopment operations and staff, coordinates state-sponsored development/redevelopment projects and consults regional/local development and land bank entities in their projects. He has more than 33 years of experience in the fields of urban planning, real estate, community/economic development, and redevelopment, working for public organizations and consulting with private sector firms. Tischler holds a Master of Urban Planning degree from Wayne State University and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.
Also on the agenda will be Marilyn Cousineau, Chair of the Charlevoix County Land Bank Authority, who will discuss Land Bank accomplishments in Charlevoix County and goals for the future.
4th of July Festival desperately needs volunteers and donations
||The Soapbox Derby will be cancelled if no one steps up to organize the event.
An open letter from the 4th of July Festival Committee:
Boyne City, we need your help! We've built something quite special over the years evolving from a small-town Fourth of July Festival to a nationally touted extravaganza recognized by Good Morning America, USA Today and the Travel Channel... but the festival does not run itself. We operate solely on volunteers and charitable donations. This year, we are facing a serious shortage of both! The beloved Soapbox Derby will not be held if someone (or a group of individuals) doesn't step up to take the reins. We will train anyone who would take on this fun and unique festival event.
Please share this with friends and email Jessica White,
> VOLUNTEERS - We are also in desperate need of volunteers to walk in costume during the parade (call Char at 989-980-7246) and work parade barricades and assist with handicapped parking (call Gail at 231-881-4325).
It's time to register for 4th of July parade, races and more
Boyne City's acclaimed 4th of July Festival is only four weeks away, and it's time to register for some of the fun events including the parade and the Independence Day Run. The celebration starts on Wednesday, July 3rd with Bouncers and More and the Waterside Arts & Crafts Show in Veterans Park all day Wednesday and continuing Thursday.
Also Wednesday is the All-Class Reunion in Veterans Park from 1-3 p.m.
Thursday starts with running race registration at 6:30 a.m., breakfast at the Eagles from 7-10, the 2 mile and 10k races at 7:30 a.m. and the Grand Parade (entry form) at 10 a.m., with a theme of
"Our nation's Independence, family, fun, and fireworks!"
After the parade you can enjoy the Boyne Valley Garden Club Pie Sale and Rotary Club Chicken Barbecue, plus children's games and a pie-eating contest organized by Boyne City Kiwanis. From 1-7 p.m. there will be live music in the park all afternoon with Full Circle performing at 1 p.m., Yankee Station at 3, and Northern Nites at 5.
Also in the afternoon is the Chamber's annual Duck Race where you can win $1,000 at 2 p.m. (details in related story), and the Raft Race on the Boyne River at 2:30 (no water balloons, please). If an event organizer can be found, the Soapbox Derby will start at 3 p.m. on Pine Street. Of course the day's grand finale is the fireworks show at 10:30 p.m.
High School Building Trades house on the market for $255,000
The house built by this year's Boyne City High School Building Trades class has been completed and is now for sale after the class hosted an open house June 11th. The asking price is $255,000, and the school district is accepting offers, which will be reviewed at 12 p.m. Monday, June 17th. This stylish house is located at 105 Wilson Street in Boyne City. It comes complete with an open kitchen/dining area, pantry, main floor laundry, custom closets, master suite, "life-proof" floors in the main living area, covered porch, finished garage with future heat prep while being conveniently close to Avalanche Park nature trails, downtown Boyne City, schools and Lake Charlevoix. Call 231-439-8190 for more information. Photos on Facebook.
Sponsors make Stroll the Streets possible, starting June 14th
Thanks to those who make this great weekly event possible, starting Friday, June 14th!
PLATINUM AND GOLD SPONSORS:
Alpine Chocolat Haus
Blissfest Music Organization
Boyne City Hardware
Eyes on Main
Kiwanis of Boyne City
Long Road Distillersd
Northern Michigan Escapes
O'Brien & Associates
Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau
Progressive Dental Care
Van Dam Custom Boats
Boyne Yacht Sales
Boyne Boat Yard
Lake Street Pub
Country Now & Then/ Up the Lazy River
Forgotten Treasures Consignment
Kilwins Boyne City
KorthaseFlinn Insurance & Financial Services
Industrial Magnetics Inc.
Paga Family Dentistry
SOBO Disco seeks vendors for new Friday Stroll event
SOBO Disco is an arts and music event planned during select evenings of Stroll the Streets 2019. The event organizers are currently seeking vendors interested in selling, displaying or creating their works during the event. Those interested can send an email with attached examples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event will take place from 6-9pm on the evenings of June 21st, July 5th and 19th, August 2nd, and 16th on Main Street.
"Log Cabin Volunteers" will debut for this Friday's Stroll
The Boyne Area Chamber and the City of Boyne City
have launched a Log Cabin Volunteers group that will be giving out information from the Sunset Park cabin this summer. Longtime Chamber volunteers Barb and Bill Bryant will be staffing the log cabin during Stroll the Streets this Friday night.
So far, 10 local people have volunteered as part of a group that will provide visitor information in the log cabin formerly occupied by the chamber. We plan to provide staffing during prime times when visitors are in town - such as the 4th of July, Boyne Thunder, Friday night Stroll the Streets and Saturdays.
The Chamber of Commerce recently moved its office a block away from the aging log cabin, and the new office still offers member and visitor information and five-day-a-week staffing to serve members, visitors, and residents. But because the log cabin served as a visitor information center for many years in the past, the chamber and the city are working together to see if visitors might still be interested in stopping into the log cabin for information as they did in the past.
> VOLUNTEER! We can use all the help we can get. If you are interested in volunteering at the log cabin for a few hours every week or two this summer, please email Lisa Luebke, email@example.com.
Ramblers see memorable season end in state semifinal
From the Petoskey News-Review: Ed Fantozzi wasn't sure how far his team could go, all he wanted was that they'd give him their all. Boyne City's girls soccer team came one win short of reaching the Division 3 state finals, falling 2-0 to Grand Rapids South Christian in the state semifinals Tuesday, ending the program's deepest playoff run. "We had a great run," said Boyne City coach Ed Fantozzi. "The community came out and supported us, it was awesome. The kids did what I didn't think they could do, in a sense that I knew that they were good, but I didn't think we'd make it to this stage of the tournament and that only leaves potential down the road. "This is by far one of the best teams I've gotten to work with. The kids, the character, the academics, great players, a lot of grit, for me it was just an amazing season." Full story. 30 photos.
Loretta Bayless is new site coordinator at Boyne Senior Center
Loretta Bayless has been named site coordinator of the Boyne Area Senior Center. She is a lifelong resident of East Jordan who has worked at several companies in East Jordan and Boyne City over the years, including Grandvue Medical Care Facility, Bio-Med Labs, United Technologies and FMB Bank, a predecessor of today's Huntington Bank.
"I love it here!" she says of the Senior Center. "I've been sitting with different people every day at lunch, and I love getting to know all of them. And the lunches are great!"
Loretta is also impressed by the number and variety of classes and programs. The most popular class is Fit & Balance, which draws 40 to 80 people from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Staff from Boyne Rehab Center conduct that class.
Lunches are served on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with a special Wednesday night dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. instead of lunch on Wednesday. Live music is also featured on Wednesday nights. Special programs like this Friday's Father's Day lunch are held regularly.
Suggested meal donation is $3 for seniors ages 60 and up, and $6 for those under 60, and Loretta notes that she will officially become a senior herself when she turns 60 this December.
> The Boyne Area Senior Center is located at 411 E. Division St., Boyne City, 231-582-6682. it is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays other than Wednesdays, and from 2-7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Monthly menu and activity calendar.
Paving in progress on North Lake Street
Street paving crews were hard at work on North Lake Street in Boyne City on Wednesday. The project is scheduled to be finished this week if the weather man cooperates.
Pat O'Brien announces
"A Week at the Lake" Local Heroes Award
There's a new community honor for residents of Charlevoix and Emmet County, supported by Pat O'Brien and Associates of Charlevoix and Boyne City. It's called "A Week at the Lake" - The Local Heroes Awards. The winner will receive a free week's vacation on Lake Charlevoix. The award is
created "to recognize and reward the unsung heroes of service and contribution in our communities." Watch a video about the awards programs.
We all know people in our community who always give and never ask.
They enjoy giving of themselves for others, improving lives, providing comfort, a reassuring hug or a smile. They are the "gold nuggets of good" in our area and while they are not motivated by thanks, they are certainly deserving of it.
This is a chance to do a little something to recognize and appreciate all that they've done.
Nominations are being accepted from June 1-30. Just send in a letter or email nominating a deserving candidate and telling their unique story of service, sacrifice or contribution. The finalists will be announced on July 5th at the Boyne City Stroll the Streets. There will be an opportunity for the community to "like their favorites" online until July 31. The winner will be announced Aug 2nd and rewarded with a much deserved "Week at
the Lake," featuring a beautiful Lake Charlevoix home with up to 10 friends and family, use of a high-performance Tritoon boat and all the fixings for a final night barbecue jamboree.
> For more information contact Geoffrey Nelson at 818-929-2555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episcopal Church of Nativity: "Welcome back"
On Sunday June 16 Episcopal Church of the Nativity celebrates Trinity Sunday and our Annual Welcome Back Brunch on the Porch. Worship time is 10 a.m. at 209 East Main St. Our presiding priest will be The Rev. Nan Peete.
Nan spends her summers in the Idlewild community in Lake County, and winters in the Washington DC area. Nan is a retired priest from the Diocese of Washington DC, where she served on the Bishop's staff. She previously served on Bishops' staffs in Atlanta and in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. In 1988 she was the first woman invited to speak to the Lambeth Conference, the global gathering of Bishops in connection with the Church of England.
Boyne Falls School offers free summer meals to children
Boyne Falls Public School announces the sponsorship of a Summer Food Service Program for children. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a state or local public educational agency. Meals will be provided at the Boyne Falls Public School, 01662 M-75 South.
Breakfast is served from 9 to 10 a.m. and lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday thru Thursday, June 17 through August 29. (Closed Thursday, July 4th.)
Lunch will be served at the Boyne Falls Polish Festival Kids Day, on Friday, August 2nd, at 2286 Railroad St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, and Monday, August 5th, at 2286 Railroad St., from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Send us your news by Tuesday; Ads are available in July
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 email@example.com. More than 1,200 people open our newsletter each week, and you can reach them with your advertising message and a link for as little as $50. We have ads available July 25th and other dates.
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Looking for summer staff? Make a job posting!
Chamber-member businesses looking to hire summer staff are encouraged to post their jobs on the chamber website job posting page. You can do this with your member log-in with just a few simple steps. If you need assistance with your log-in, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WATER STREET CAFE is now hiring summer staff. Looking for wait staff and a cook - please apply in person at the cafe, 113 Water Street.
BOYNE DISTRICT LIBRARY is looking for a part-time circulation clerk. Must have strong customer service skills, be comfortable with technology, and have a passion for literature. This position requires nights and weekends and will average 18 hours per week. The starting wage is $11.50 per hour. Must be 18 and have a high school diploma. If interested, stop by the library at 201 E. Main Street and pick up an application today.
HOME- DELIVERED MEALS DRIVER and Kitchen Helper, a part-time position, is sought by the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging for the Boyne Area Senior Center. This position is Monday through Friday, 10a - 2p, for up to 20 hours a week. Starting pay is $11.20 an hour and no benefits are provided. Mileage will be paid if a COA or County fleet vehicle is unavailable. Details and application information.
Castle Farms - Operations Staff and Garden Railroad Attendant
American Waste - Route Driver
Drost Landscape - landscape laborers and more
We encourage Chamber members to list their openings on our Jobs Page.
WELCOME, NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!
Boyne City PirateFest
Main Contact: Scott MacKenzie
Phone: (231) 420-0903
Boyne City PirateFest is an independent nonprofit 501(3) organization. Proceeds raised from festival events support environmental and educational awareness programs in the Great Lakes Northern Michigan region. This year's festival will be held August 8-11 and organizers promise "A Boat Load 'A Family Fun All Weekend Long! Decorate Yer Boat And Come Join The Fun."
Boyne City PirateFest celebrates the Michigan Lakes and all they have to offer. PirateFest is committed to furthering education and protection of our natural resources, enjoying the bounty around us, and having fun doing so, while engaging the community and visitors alike.
Boyne Country Art LLC
Dirk Martin, Visual Artist
3497 Metros Rd
Boyne Falls, MI 49713
ABOUT US: Visit our gallery for original oil paintings inspired by the land and waterscapes of Boyne Country and Northern Michigan. "Big Paintings - Small Prices." Open Thursday - Saturday 1 PM to 8 PM and Sunday 1 PM to 5 PM. Check our Google listing for more information.
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -
Boyne Appétit! "Small town, epic food" |
Stiggs Summer Kickoff Party benefits Good Neighbors Food Pantry Saturday
Stiggs Brewing Company is holding their summer kick-off party on Saturday, June 15th from 2 - 8 PM. Proceeds from a silent auction and 50/50 raffle will directly benefit the Good Neighbors Food Pantry of Boyne City. The pantry serves about 60 clients and their families each week, which represents more than 200 adults and children. They focus on providing fresh and wholesome food choices to those facing food insecurity.
We will have live music with Grayson Barton at 3 p.m. and Sean Miller and Ben Traverse at 7 p.m. plus lots of wonderful silent auction items donated by our local merchants.
> Outdoor Beerdsman, 118 Water St., will donate a percentage of their sales to the food pantry on June 15th as well.
Let's SAIL! Sail Charlevoix starts soon; Registration still open
In less than two weeks we'll be sailing in Boyne City and we couldn't be more excited! As it is for everyone this time of year, the Sail Charlevoix crew has been busy behind the scenes planning another spectacular season on our beautiful Lake Charlevoix. We love our time in Boyne City and our while our sessions are filling up, we still have some openings available (June 17-21, or 24-28).
We move up to Depot Beach in Charlevoix the week of July 1. Our flexible weekly morning/afternoon sessions give students a chance to learn at a pace that works for them and their parents. No experience necessary - grab a friend and join us!
Scholarships are available.
Farmers Market outdoor season continues twice a week
The Boyne City Farmers Market continues its outdoor schedule from 8 a.m. to Noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Veterans Park.
Watch for special dates featuring kids activities and the Boyne District Library Bookmobile.
> The Boyne City Farmers Market is a program of Boyne City Main Street. For more information, visit the Market Facebook page or email email@example.com.
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: June 15 - Katherine Ryan, June 22 - Linda Hammond, June 29 - Pearl Street String Band.
> SPECIAL JULY 3RD MARKET - The Farmers Market will move to Peninsula Beach on Front Street from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 3rd, because Veterans Park will be full of 4th of July Festival activities.
Fans coming from all over to see Paula Poundstone June 29th
Why will ticket buyers from Kalamazoo to Ann Arbor, the Sault and all over Michigan be driving to Boyne City on Saturday, June 29th? They'll be coming to see NPR comedian Paula Poundstone, who will bring her smart, observational humor and spontaneous interaction with the crowd to our community. Paula is a popular panelist on NPR's # 1 show, "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!" Acclaimed by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 stand-up comedians of all time, she will be making her third appearance at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 29th.
Reserved seats are $40 and $45 for this
fundraiser event sponsored by the Boyne Country Community Center are still available at https://www.boynecc.com or Boyne City Ace Hardware, 231-582-6533. Every weekend, Paula appears live in major cities all across the USA and Canada, and this is her only scheduled appearance in Michigan this year. Don't miss this opportunity to see this Las Vegas headliner when she comes to our beautiful Boyne City Performing Arts Center next month.
Registration opens for July 4th race with cool new features and finisher medals
Registration is now open for the 43rd Annual Boyne City Independence Day Run, and this year's event features some cool new features, including:
- Start and Finish Line timing mats so you get a true finish time.
- Finisher medals for all participants, pictured at right.
- Finish Line video so you can watch your finish and share with friends.
As always there will be event T-shirts to first 800 registered participants and age group awards. Register online at
. Paper registration forms are available at the Chamber Office or print it here. You can choose from either the 2 Mile or the 10Km distance and the race starts at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4th. Registration for adults age 13 and over is $20 in advance or $25 on site July 3rd & 4th. Children 12 and under register for $10 in advance or $15 on site July 3rd & 4th.
North Central College offers Harris Garden tours
Join North Central Michigan College President Dr. David Roland Finley and his wife, Heidi, on a guided tour of the Harris Gardens from 8:45 to 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, July 19 and August 16. Learn more about the College's Harris Gardens, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, and the 26 sculptures by internationally renowned artists. Coffee service will be provided. Meet in the College's Library lobby. No RSVP is necessary. Jack Harris, a retired businessman and philanthropist, contributed the sculpture garden to the North Central campus for the enjoyment of students, faculty, staff and community.
Conservation District and Library offer Backyard Nature Series
Charlevoix Conservation District is planning a Summer Backyard Nature Series on Wednesdays in July, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Old City Park. This program is in partnership with the Boyne District Library. Here are the weekly themes:
July 10th - Goin Buggy
July 17th - Fairy Houses & Gnome Homes
July 24th - Boyne River Discoveries
July 31st - Journey Sticks
Open to families of all ages, but geared toward ages 4-8 years. Program is free, no registration required. Questions, or for more info, contact District Manager Alison at 231-582-6193.
COMMUNITY ROOM AVAILABLE - The Conservation District's newly completed Community Room is available for rent. Details can be found at www.charlevoixcd.org, or by contacting the District office at 231-582-6193. The room is available days, weeknights and weekends by request. Non-profits with 501c3 status can rent the room for free, or the room fee is $25/hour, $50/half day, $75/full day to all other groups & private parties. A cleaning & damage deposit fee is required upon your reservation. Room application, policy & post-use checklist forms are available at the District office, online or can be mailed directly to you. The District office is located at 303 North St. in Boyne City.
Sweaty Yeti Run supports scholarships with 5k and 1 mile runs
Sweaty Yeti is a premier 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run held on July 13th in honor of Christie Barber-Galvin and Kellie Barber. The course starts at Boswell Stadium and winds through nearby wooded trails. The 1 Mile Fun Fun features obstacles and family fun. The 5K is professionally timed. All levels of runners and walkers are welcome. All registration fee proceeds go to fund the Barber-Galvin Memorial Scholarship.
The Barber-Galvin Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an East Jordan High School graduating senior. Both Christie and Kellie graduated from EJHS and also Central Michigan University. Applications are available at the high school. It is an honor for the family and friends of Christie and Kellie to award this scholarship and watch it assist in the pursuit of higher education for these students. It is our goal to create a self sustaining fund, making it possible to offer scholarships for years to come.
Promote your business to 1,000 visiting Harley riders in July
The Great Lakes HOG Rally (Harley Owners Group) returns to Boyne Mountain Resort this July 18-20. Potentially 1000+ passionate Harley-Davidson riders will be coming to take in the beautiful scenery as they ride on various routes throughout the area and beyond. During their time here they will be visiting local businesses, restaurants, bars/pubs and scenic attractions.
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS - All Rally participants receive a wristband to wear, so if you'd like to extend any special discounts or offers to them if they show you their wristband, you can place a FREE ad for your business (include a mention of the discount/offer) in the booklet that each attendee receives upon check-in. Come out to the Food Truck Rally on Thursday the 18th and watch them ride into Boyne City during a police-escorted ride by our very own Harley-riding police chief! Give them a wave if you see them on the road, or a handshake if you happen to see them around town!
> Follow the Rally on Facebook
and contact Mary Cusack at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in offering a discount and getting a free ad in the Rally Guide.
"Honor system" Bike Share program continues this year
The Boyne Bike Share program launched last year returns this spring and summer. Four bikes are parked on the north side of the Sunset Park Log Cabin at 28 S. Lake Street, and the concept is simple: "Borrow a bike and bring it back for others to enjoy." There is no checkout system, just the honor system, organizers say. They only ask that the bikes be returned each day and not kept overnight. The bikes were donated by community members and service clubs, and they were refurbished by Mike Cortright of North Country Cycle Sport. Helmets are also available with the bikes.
Partners making this new program possible are: Boyne City Kiwanis, Boyne Valley Lions, Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, Boyne City Main Street, City of Boyne City, and North Country Cycle Sport.
Raven Hill hosts Third Coast Conversation on Saturday
With help from the Michigan Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Raven Hill Discovery Center is hosting a second "Third Coast Conversation" that will focus on water. The next Conversation is scheduled for June 15th from 4 to 5pm at Raven Hill and the community is invited. The informal talk will focus on water as our "place". The goal is to explore and talk reflectively, sharing different ideas about how this exceptional "place" lives in us - how our special "place" changes us and how we change/preserve our unique "place" through community issues. The big question is: what does it mean to be from our particular "place" - for you as an individual and for us as a community? What parts of our "place" make us what we are, and how can we change and preserve the features of this "place"?
An exhibit titled: Talking all things WATER will be on display from now through June 21st. Any environmental organization interested in displaying information about their mission is invited to create a small display. Call Cheri at 231.536.3369 or email email@example.com for more information on the Third Coast Conversations or on creating a panel display.
Summer lecture features around-the-world sailor
North Central Michigan College will present a special summer lecture featuring Jerome Rand on Wednesday, June 19 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. in the gym in the Student and Community Resource Center. Rand will be reprising his successful fall presentation about his 271-day non-stop sail around the world aboard the Westsail 32, "Mighty Sparrow." This lecture is part of North Central's new Summer Lecture Series, offering great speakers on the third Wednesday of June, July and August. Cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Reservations are required. Please; call 231-348-6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.
Community partners help library with Family Dinner Book Club
During the past school year, the Boyne District Library Children's Department received tremendous support from the community for our Family Dinner Book Club as well as great response to our outreach programs in the schools.
The Family Dinner Book Club consisted of monthly dinners featuring meals and books highlighting a different continent each month. Each month there was an average of 10 families and 33 people present. In order to make this great program happen, the library partnered with the local Kiwanis Club and Lions Club, as well as Family Fare, Red Mesa, Subway, BC Pizza, Dearborn Meats, and the Friends of the Boyne District Library.
The library also received a generous grant from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation in order to provide two diverse books a month for each family to add to their home library.
Library outreach programs featured weekly storytime visits and bi-weekly visits to local schools. We could not provide these services without the support of our Friends of the Library group and support from BDL patrons.
Boyne District Library is excited to be gearing up for another busy summer. Please visit our website boynelibrary.org or call the library 231-582-7861 to find out more about our summer programming.
Library programs range from Africa to the moon and beyond
Boyne District Library welcomes June with events and programs for all ages. Most events are free and open to anyone interested in attending.
: Thursday, June 13th, 6pm join the Mackenzie Family as they tell us about their trip to Africa and all their amazing adventures.
Summer Reading Program
has something to do for all ages. Beginning Friday, June 14th find us at Stroll the Streets where you can pick up your reading log, sign up for programs, and grab some fun goodies! Other Summer Reading events in June include:
- June 18th, 10:30am, Community Room - "A Universe of Stories: Rod Cortright. Join our two local NASA ambassadors as they share with us about space, astronomy, and more; through hands-on demonstrations.
- June 19th, 6pm, Community Room - Lunar Survival Challenge: you've crashed on the moon, what will you use to survive? Recommended for families of 3rd-5th grade! RSVP Required: http://www.boynelibrary.org/children-programs.
- Beginning Thursday, June 20th, join us every Thursday at 2:30pm for "A Universe of Stories" STEAM Workshops for ages 10-18. All summer long, come to the library to explore space through fun, hands-on activities.
- June 25th, 10am, Michigan Science Center presentation, Community Room.
There will be a Local Authors' Fair on Saturday, June 15th from 1-4pm. Authors will be available to tell their stories and have signed copies of their books for sale.
Put together a foursome for Chamber Golf Outing on Sept. 12th
The Boyne Area Chamber invites you to their 1st Annual Chamber Golf Outing. Join us at the
Boyne Mountain Alpine Course
on Thursday, September 12th. We will begin with lunch at noon, a shotgun start at 1 pm, followed by dinner and awards ceremony at 6 pm. The fun includes a 50/50 raffle, goodie bags, door prizes and more. Only 18 teams of four will be available for this Best Ball Scramble event.
. 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.
Single and team registrations are welcome.
Beverage Cart Sponsor - Bay Area Management
Sponsorship opportunities (click here for details):
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LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
04069 N M75,
, (231) 535-6000
FOOD SPECIALS -Serving breakfast every day from 8 to 11 a.m.
Monday - All You Can Eat Wings
Wednesday - Half Off One-Topping Pizzas
Thursdays - Burger & A Beer
Bottomless Mimosas from 8am-2pm
Fridays - All you can eat fish fry, $11.99 4-10PM, served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR- $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft
Monday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM
BOYNE CELTIC SESSIONS are held twice a month on Sunday afternoons in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. The Celtic session next meets June 16th from 1-4 p.m. The Sessions take off during July and August and will return Sept 8th and 22nd. We invite the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music - free to the public. Anyone wishing to receive a PDF of the book we use to play our music is encouraged to contact Gaeyle at 231-883-7664.
DAVE CISCO performs on the patio starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays.
LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY NIGHTS, 7 P.M. in the Pine Lake Lodge:
Pat Ryan and Adam Engelman this Friday, June 14.
continues every Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. in the circle drive in front of the Clock Tower Lodge. The Shifties perform June 18 and the Pistil Whips perform June 25.
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m.
Thursday, June 13 - Charlie Reager
Friday, June 14 - Chris Koury
Saturday, June 15 - A Brighter Bloom
Thursday, June 20 - Charlie Reager
Friday, June 21 - Darby O'Bell
Saturday, June 22 - Sean Bielby
Thursday, June 27 - Charlie Reager
Friday, June 28 - Zeke Clemons
Saturday, June 29 - Pistil Whips
The Beach House, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, June 14 - Holly Keller
Saturday, June 15 - Chris Calleja
Friday, June 21 - Bill Oeming
Saturday, June 22 - Darby O'Bell
Friday, June 28 - Nathan Bates
Saturday, June 29 - Syndi Kann
The Beach House Tiki Hut, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday, June 29 & 30 - David Cisco
Snowflake Lounge 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
Fridays and Saturdays - DJ Mike or DJ Bill Da Cat
, 1 Water St, Boyne City, (231) 582-8800
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:
June 14th - Nathan Bates, 21st - Ben Overbeek, 28th - Genna & Jesse.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m
June 15th - Sean Bielby, 22nd - Holly Keller, 29th - Michelle Chenard.
GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS
- Single tickets are now on sale
2019 Summer Season
Where Passion Comes Alive."
Choose from a diverse lineup of events, from spectacular musical performances to stand-up comedy, to intellectual dialogue with engaging speakers.
For ticketing or event questions, contact the Box Office by phone at 231.439.2610 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Some highlights of the summer schedule include:
June 29, 30, July 1 - Million Dollar Quartet musical
July 5 - Michael Feinstein
July 28 - Grand Rapids Symphony
August 2 - Mitch Albom and Special Friends
August 24 - The Joffrey Ballet
Aug. 3, Sept. 1 - McKechnie & McArdle Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch
> Pub Time - Monday thru Friday, 4-6pm, enjoy $1 off libations and select appetizers for $5 or less.
> Wing Wednesdays - Every Wednesday, all day, enjoy 6 wings for $8 or 12 wings for $15.
Enjoy from an assortment of sauces including Chef's Choice sauce of the day.
> Poker Karaoke Thursdays - Every Thursday, 8-11pm. Every time you sing, you get a card. The singer with the best poker hand at the end of the night wins a $25 gift certificate provided by the DJ.
Individual show tickets for 12 concerts in The Series at Lavender Hill Farm are now available. Seat selection takes place at the time of purchase, so log in and choose your seats.
Visit our website for more information about The Series, ticketing and the musicians.
Here is the 2019 lineup:
June 22: The Moxie Strings
June 29: Lemon Squeezy
July 5: Cari Ray & The Shaky Legs
July 6 & 7: Thunderwüde
July 27: Brian Ashley Jones
August 2 & 3: The Appleseed Collective
August 24: Jill Jack
Aug 31 & Sept 1: Sons of the Never Wrong
September 7: Suzie Vinnick
"Casa Tuesdays" - $3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 food features and live music 6-9 p.m.:
June 18 - Sean Bielby
June 21 - Missy Memorial Party with Buddha Sweet **7-10pm**
June 25 - Blake Elliott
> EUCHRE MONDAYS - 6 p.m. Top two weekly winners get prizes, half off Euchre Pilsner from Arbor Brewing Co.
LIVE MUSIC at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, June 14 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, June 15 - Summer Kickoff Party with Grayson Barton at 3 p.m. and Sean Miller and Ben Traverse at 7 p.m. Silent auction and 50/50 raffle benefit Good Neighbors Food Pantry.
Friday, June 21 - Blair Miller
Saturday, June 22 - Pistil Whips
Friday, June 28 - Under The Moon
Saturday, June 29 - Nelson Olstrom
NORTHERN MICHIGAN ASTRONOMY CLUB will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Wildwood Observatory. The discussion topic with be "How Elements are Created within Stars through Nuclear Fusion." Dr. Bryan Shumaker, Adjunct Professor of Astronomy, will be giving the presentation. Stellar nucleosynthesis is the process by which elements are created within stars by combining the protons and neutrons together from the nuclei of lighter elements. All of the atoms in the universe began as hydrogen. Fusion inside stars transforms hydrogen into other heavier elements. The Wildwood 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.
YOUTH RUGBY CLINIC
for boys and girls ages 7-13 will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturday, June 22, at the Boyne Mountain Village Fields. Register by June 7th for a discounted rate of $25 (save $10) by calling 231-348-8393 or
. Sponsored by the YMCA of Northern Michigan.
Flyer with details.
THE SHACK AUTHOR - The author of the best-selling book The Shack will weigh in on whether God loves imperfect people at Lifetree Café on Sunday, June 16 at 6:30.
The program, titled "Can God Love a Mess Like Me?" features a filmed interview with William Paul Young, author of The Shack and Cross Roads. The Shack has sold over 20 million copies, though Young never intended to publish it. "I wrote it to communicate to my kids about the character of God, to make asking questions about God's kindness and goodness okay." The Shack became a major motion picture released in March 2017 and went on to win the Gospel Music Association Dove Award for Inspirational Film of the Year.
Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Video.
> Lifetree Café is in the First Presbyterian Church, 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. Use the Pine St. entrance. It is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions may be directed to Julie Hasse at 231-582-7983 or Lifetree@fpboyne.org.
|OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT - Downtown Boyne City, Front Street, this 1568 sq. ft. space includes multiple offices, conference room, handicap-accessible entrance. Includes 2000 sq. ft. of storage, and plenty of on-street parking. Rent is $1700/month. Call 231.675.9892 for more information.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE at 120 Water Street, Boyne City - 156 sq. ft. All utilities + internet included. $300/month plus security deposit, one year's lease. Now available. Call 231-675-5014.
- 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,