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Pride of Baltimore II returns Aug. 16-22;
Deck tours and two-hour sails available
Pride of Baltimore II
The Pride of Baltimore II on its last visit to Boyne City in 2016.
The Pride of Baltimore II tall ship will be returning to Boyne City for a week starting Friday, August 16th. The 157-ft. ship will be docked at the 1 Water Street Pier, hosting a number of free deck tours. You can also sign up for one of five two-hour sails on Lake Charlevoix with an admission fee of $40 for adults and $30 for children ages 12 and under.
The ship is a reproduction of the the sleek, daring "privateers" that were the lifeblood of the fledgling American nation during the War of 1812. Ships like Pride II were commissioned by the U.S. government to attack and capture British merchant ships during the war. They were extremely successful. Today, Pride II is berthed at Baltimore's Inner Harbor when she is not sailing the world as Maryland's Goodwill Ambassador.
The ship has visited Boyne City several times in the past, thanks to a connection with local Realtor Wally Kidd, whose father was one of the founders of the nonprofit organization that built the original Pride replica ship in Baltimore in the 1970s. Kidd's family in Walloon Lake typically hosts the crew for some R&R when they come to Boyne City, and they will do so again this year. Pictures from 2016 visit to Boyne City.
Here is a synopsis of the ship's itinerary in Boyne City:
  • Friday, Aug. 16 - Arrives between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Deck tours from 5-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 17 - Deck tours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., day sail 3-5 p.m., sunset sail 7-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 18 - Coffee with the Captain ($5) from 10-11 a.m., day sail from 3-5 p.m., sunset sail 7-9 p.m.
  • Monday - Tuesday, Aug. 19-20 - Ship maintenance and crew R&R.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 21 - Deck tours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., day sail 3-5 p.m., sunset sail 7-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 22 - Morning departure for the Tall Ships Festival in Brockville, Ontario. 
> Full schedule and links to purchase tickets for the sailing trips on Lake Charlevoix.
Stroll the Streets
Friday means fun and music for Stroll the Streets
Music, fun and great times fill the streets of downtown Boyne City again this summer as Stroll the Streets returns for its 16th season every Friday from 6-9 p.m. Stroll the Streets is a signature summer event for downtown, organized by Boyne City Main Street.   Musical entertainment ranges from contemporary, country, bluegrass, traditional, folk, jazz, to rock. Special activities include magicians, caricature artists, face painting, balloon twisting and more fun activities for kids. Thanks to event organizer Karen Guzniczak of Country Now & Then and map designer Robin Lee Berry of Freshwater Art Gallery. V isit  for the full summer schedule and updates. 
> Here is the entertainment lineup for this Friday:
  • Coldwell Banker Real Estate - Sunshine String Band
  • Harbor House - Genna & Jessie
  • Parkside Grill - Twister Joe 
  • Boyne City Hardware - The Painted Lady Face Art
  • Pat O'Brien Real Estate - Charlie Witthoeft
  • Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen - Blair Miller 
  • The Lawn at Lynda's - Mike Dhaseleer
  • Kilwin's - David Lawston
  • Old Sportsman - Full Moon Jam Band
  • Kidd & Leavy Real Estate - Dos Hippies
  • Freshwater Art Gallery - Eliza Thorp
  • Lady Barber Shop - Pooch the Magician
Week at the Lake
Next week's Polish Festival features music and fun for all ages
Polish Festival Thousands will be converging on Boyne Falls for the 45th annual Boyne Falls Polish Festival next week, August 1-4. The festival kicks off as always with Locals Night on THURSDAY,  featuring the Fabulous Oldies But Goodies Band in the Polka Tent from 7 p.m. to midnight. Thursday also includes a car show starting at 6 p.m. and a 50s and 60s Best Dressed contest at 9 p.m.
FRIDAY is Youth Day with games, carnival rides, a 1 p.m. bike parade, and a family movie at dusk.
SATURDAY starts with a 5K race at 8 a.m., followed by the Grand Royale Parade at 11 a.m. and music in the Polka Tent beginning at noon.A new event this year is the Bump-N-Run stock car race at the east End Of Church Street where the Mud Run is held. Also new is an appearance by the PRCUA Gwiazda  Dancers in the Polka Tent. .
SUNDAY starts with Mass for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, celebrated under the tent at 9 a.m. Bingo begins and the Polka Tent opens at 12 noon. The 4-Wheel Drive Mud Run also starts at noon. The Polka Tent is open to all ages from 5:30 until the festival ends and the tent closes at 11 p.m. 
Polish Royalty
This year's Polish Festival royalty
  Little Miss - Alyssa Reynolds
  Little Mister - John Matelski
  Honored Citizen - Patricia West
  Honored Citizen - Dorris Danbert
  Grand Marshals - Mike and Marilyn Seelye
VETERANS ARE FREE - All veterans, active and inactive, receive free entry to all events; must show Military ID.
FREE BUS RIDES - Charlevoix County Transit will be offering free rides on Thursday, August 1 for the Boyne Falls Polish Festival. Service will be available from 6 p.m-12:30 a.m.
The Boyne City Rambler normal evening service on Friday and Saturday will be available as well; the Friday/Saturday night service is $2 adult fare, $1 for senior, disabled and youth fare. Reservations are suggested but same evening reservations are accepted by calling the CCT number (231.582.6900).
Gazebo concert features Full Cord bluegrass band Wednesday
Full Cord
Full Cord
The Evenings at the Gazebo concert series continues at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, with a performance by bluegrass band Full Cord in Old City Park.
The  2019 Gazebo concerts are presented by Black Diamond Broadcasting , and next week's concert is sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates.
Full Cord started as a project between band members upright bass player Todd Kirchner and guitar/mando player Eric Langejans. Soon after, Danny Seabolt, fiddler extraordinaire and luthier joined the band. The newest member is Brian Oberlin on mandolin (formerly of Grasshoppah). All seasoned bluegrass musicians, they wanted to build a musically diverse band using traditional bluegrass instruments. The band has an extraordinary song base, with songs ranging from traditional country and bluegrass to modern pop hits, big band era tunes and everything in between.
Here is the schedule of future concerts:
August 7 - Awesome Distraction
August 14  - Full Circle
> IN CASE OF RAIN, concerts will be held at First Presbyterian Church - Community Room, 401 S. Park St.
> CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT will offer bus service for the Gazebo concerts on Wednesday nights. Schedule rides in advance by calling 231-582-6900. Thanks to the Charlevoix County Council on Agning, seniors ride free; all other rides at normal posted fares.
> You can become a sponsor of one of the remaining concerts for a donation of $500. All sponsors get to introduce the band on behalf of the Chamber and you can also make a brief announcement introducing your organization at the beginning of the show. You can have a booth or tent set-up promoting your business at the concert you sponsor. Your donation will be acknowledged on our fliers, posters, newsletter and website, 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
Boyne City Sidewalk Sales planned for August 2 & 3
Sidewalk Sales 52 WEEKENDS, 101 Water St. - Sidewalk Sale bargains! 50% to 80% off women's and children's clothing, accessories, gifts and home decor. Combined stock from both locations for this event that you won't want to miss out on. Come and shop under our tents.
BOYNE ARTS GALLERY, 210 S. Lake Street - Mini Art Sales. All minis are selling for $20.
BOYNE CITY HARDWARE, 200 Water Street - Close-out specials on tools, hardware and housewares.
BOYNE TRADING CO., 109 Water Street - Find first quality Boyne wear (outdoor racks), including tees, long sleeve tees, crewneck and hoodies at sidewalk sale prices. Shop early for best selections for infants, toddlers, youth and adults! Also, save 20% on indoor stock storewide.
INSPIRED LIVING, 119 Water Street - Our sale will be held from 9-9 on Friday (8/2) and 9-5 on Saturday (8/3).
THE LADY BARBER - 211 1/2 S. Lake Street - $2 off haircuts from Meghan and Shirley.
MARY'S OF BOYNE, 108 S. Lake Street - Sale racks on the sidewalk priced from $10 to $25, inside sales also. New fall fashions arriving daily.
> Any other Boyne City stores that plan to participate may email the details to and we will include it in our August 1st newsletter.
Put together a foursome for Chamber Golf Outing on Sept. 12th
Alpine Course
Boyne Mountain's Alpine Course.
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.  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. 
Lunch Sponsor - 4Front Credit Union
Beverage Cart Sponsor - Bay Area Management
50/50 Sponsor - Edward Jones of Boyne City
Hole Sponsors - Great Lakes Energy, Networks Northwest, Michigan Works!, Charlevoix State Bank
Sponsorship opportunities (click here for details):
Title Sponsor $2000 (1 available)
Gold Sponsor $1000 (4 available)
Hole in One Sponsor $1000 (1 available)
Hole Sponsor $150 (15 available)
We are also looking for goodie bag items and raffle prizes.
Sidewalk Sales
Rain or shine! Participating stores include:
52 Weekends   *    Boyne Arts Gallery 
Boyne City Hardware    *    Boyne Trading Co.
Inspired Living  *   The Lady Barber  *   Mary's of Boyne
County entrepreneur competition set for Oct. 9th at Castle Farms
Charlevoix Ignite It's time to polish up your business plan! Entrepreneurs and new businesses two years old or less are invited to apply to compete for business startup capital in the Charlevoix County Ignite Business Model Competition on October 9th at Castle Farms.  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.
This year there are three county-wide pitch nights taking place in Antrim, Charlevoix, and Cheboygan Counties sponsored by Consumers Energy and DTE Energy Foundation and various local sponsors. The top three winners from each county pitch night will then have the opportunity to compete for additional startup funds at the Grand Event.
The public is welcome to come and cheer on their favorite businesses for this exciting competition! Doors open at 5 p.m. and the competition starts at 5:30.
There will be time for competing businesses to network and make connections with other business professionals and angel investors in the audience. Application and more information coming soon at For further information and sponsor opportunities, email or call (231) 582-6482.
Voting for "Week at the Lake" finalists continues through July 31
Week at the Lake Finalists have been selected and voting is in progress in Pat O'Brien's "A Week at the Lake" Local Hero Awards promotion. This is a new community honor for residents of Charlevoix and Emmet County. The finalists are:
  • Robin & David Bricker of Boyne City
  • Mike Byrd of Charlevoix
  • Kathy Helsley of Boyne City
  • Brian Kozminski of Boyne City
  • Larry Rochon of Petoskey
  • Kristin & Nathan Bates of Boyne City
Voting began Monday at, and continues through Wednesday, July 31. The winner will be announced on August 2nd. To help you vote, videos about each nominee are posted on the website. The winner will be rewarded with a much-deserved "Week at the Lake," featuring a beautiful Lake Charlevoix home with up to 10 friends and family, use of a high-performance Tritoon boat and all the fixings for a final night barbecue jamboree.
'Twinning' of the Boynes of Michigan and Ireland
From the Petoskey News-Review: Representatives from the Boyne River Valley Region of Ireland and Boyne City and the surrounding area marked the establishment of a new sister city relationship between the two communities with a special ceremony last Thursday. The event, known in Ireland as a "twinning" ceremony took place at the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center and featured representatives from both areas.
A series of events highlighted a newly established sister city relationship between Boyne City and the Boyne River Valley region of Ireland. Among the dignitaries from Ireland were Noel French, a well-known author and historian from the city of Trim, a community in the Boyne River Valley of eastern Ireland. French, who is the mayor of Trim, presented a talk on the region's history at the Boyne District Library on Wednesday. The relationship grows out of the Boyne City area's roots to that area of Ireland. Full story.
Vendor registration opens for Sept. 28th Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival Boyne City will celebrate its autumn bounty at the Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, and online vendor registration is now open. This family fun day will include music, crafts, children's activities, food and fall produce in the downtown area from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. As the extended Farmers Market will be moved downtown from Veterans Park, portions of Water and Lake Streets will be closed to traffic. There will be a Scarecrow Contest organized by the Boyne Area Chamber. Children's games and activities will be sprinkled around downtown. The festival is sponsored by Boyne City Main Street
Charlevoix County Transit seeks your input via survey
Transit bus Charlevoix County Transit has made available a public opinion survey to gather input concerning public transportation needs and services in the county. This survey is part of community outreach efforts for a study that will result in a Transit Master Plan.
Individual survey responses will be kept confidential, and will not be identified by the name of the respondent.
Paper surveys are now available at the Boyne Area Senior Center (411 E. Division Street), Charlevoix County Offices (301 State St., Charlevoix) and Commission on Aging Office (218 W. Garfield, Charlevoix), as well as the senior centers in East Jordan and Charlevoix. 
Additionally, Charlevoix County Transit and consultants from KFH Group traveled around the county on July 23 and 24 holding "pop up" Meetings On The Bus. The public opinion survey is being conducted through August 9th. Results will help inform the study team regarding the service options that should be considered for inclusion in the plan. The Transit Master Plan is funded by a grant from the Federal Transportation Administration and Michigan Department of Transportation.
> For more information on the plan or the survey, contact Jill Drury, Director of Charlevoix County Transit, at or 231-582-6900.
North Harbor Real Estate relocating from Boyne to Petoskey
North Harbor North Harbor Christie's International Real Estate of Boyne City has moved to its new flagship location in Petoskey. North Harbor will be moving its Boyne City office to downtown Petoskey in order to "better meet the needs of its clients." The Boyne City location will close on July 31. 
On June 7, NHRE celebrated the opening of its new flagship location at 416 East Mitchell Street in Petoskey, complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce. The new location is a unique "lifestyle marketplace" that pulls together strategic partners "to help bring a more complete, all-in-one component to the full cycle of buying, owning and selling properties." The partners located in the new location include North Bay Title, Helmsman Home Mortgage, CLC Investments and JL Miller Interior Design.
Lora Higdon, owner/broker North Harbor Real Estate, said, "Our new location will allow North Harbor Christie's International Real Estate's agents and brokers to assist clients in all of Northern Michigan more effectively. The hybrid and innovative concept of our new 'lifestyle marketplace' gives an added dimension that extends far beyond the typical client-agent relationship. Our clients can now have the convenience of mortgage, title, financial management, and even interior design centrally located to help lower the time needed to plan the transition. 
The owners of NHRE have been supporting the Northern Michigan community for more than 30 years with an experienced and courteous team of 11 agents. As residents of Northern Michigan, they exemplify the resort lifestyle by living and breathing the lifestyle they sell.
For more information about North Harbor, contact Lora Higdon at 734-626-0969 or email Website.
Veterans service staff adds office hours in Boyne Falls
Veterans Service Officer Cheryl Young from Charlevoix County Veterans Affairs will hold office hours at the Boyne Falls Substation at 2287 Railroad Road in Boyne Falls to meet with Veterans and their families on Mondays and Wednesdays. She will be there from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Veterans are asked to call 231-308-3726 or email to schedule an appointment.
John Hess will remain at the Charlevoix County VA Office in the County Building at 301 State Street in Charlevoix on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Reach him at 231-547-7220 or
Please note that due to meetings, trainings, and personal appointments these time may fluctuate. Appointments are encouraged.  Veterans Affairs page on county website.
Leadership alumni invite community to read 'Dare to Lead'
Dare to Lead Leadership Charlevoix County (LCC) is back at it again with the LCC Reads summer event. This summer LCC is reading and discussing Dare to Lead by Brenè Brown. LCC alumni and community members who are interested in sharpening and expanding their leadership skills are invited to join. Dare to Lead is the ultimate playbook for developing brave leaders and courageous cultures. Daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100% teachable. It's learning and practice that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with our whole hearts.
Join us Tuesday, August 27 from 12-1 p.m. in the Boyne District Library community room for a brown bag lunch discussion of this book.  LCC Reads was started with the intention of creating a place where Leadership program alumni can connect and start a dialogue on leadership issues that impact Charlevoix County. LCC also hopes to provide a thought-provoking way to talk about books with our peers that will grow leadership in our local communities.
For more information on Leadership Charlevoix County Reads, or the Leadership Charlevoix County program, contact LCC board president Mary Faculak at 231-536-7351. 
Ethiopia mission co-workers coming to BC church on Sunday
Than, Charlotte and Ruthina Veltman
Mission co-workers to Ethiopia, Than and Ruthina Veltman, are the recipients of funds raised from the annual Rummage Sale at First Presbyterian Church. Each year the church and community members donate a variety of items and part of the proceeds are donated to a mission project.
"The proceeds always make a difference, and we are thankful for ongoing community support," remarked Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Broschart.
This year's recipients have a connection to Michigan as Than (Nathaniel) attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, where his parents currently reside. "I am feeling a bit nostalgic about our upcoming visit to Northern Michigan," said Than. "We definitely want to visit some of my favorite places and are looking forward to worship at First Presbyterian Church - Boyne City on Sunday, July 28 at 10 a.m." The worship service will include an informational presentation and special music by a Celtic Trio of Gaeyle Gerrie Boss, Hannah Harris, and Elizabeth Broschart (the pastor at FPBC). The community is invited to join in worship and a time of conversation during the after worship coffee hour.  First Presbyterian Church is located at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. Full press release.
Volunteers still needed to give out info at the Log Cabin
Log cabin
The Boyne Area Chamber and the City of Boyne City  have launched the Log Cabin Volunteers group to give out information from the Sunset Park cabin this summer. 
So far, 11 local people have volunteered as part of a group that will provide visitor information in the log cabin formerly occupied by the chamber. Our goal is to provide staffing during prime times when visitors are in town.
> VOLUNTEER! If you are interested in volunteering at the log cabin for a couple of hours, you can click here to see what times are available and sign up. We need volunteers for most upcoming Fridays from 6-8 p.m. during Stroll the Streets.
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 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 August 8th.
> 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
Independence Village Independence Village 
Heather Nalbock, Community Specialist
965 Hager Drive
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 348-8498
(231) 348-8299 (fax)
About Us: Independent senior living - a safe community with exceptional food, activities and caring staff. We offer independent living and enhanced living services, our community strives each day to ensure all residents are their happiest and healthiest. Whether it's a group activity catered around a resident's hobby, a new addition to the daily menu or something as simple as a smile and a hug, we're here to provide support when and where needed. Virtual Tour.

Kiersten_s Ride Kiersten's Ride
04316 Cosier Road
East Jordan, MI 49727
(231) 675-5047
About Us: Kiersten's Ride is a 501(c)3 dedicated to bringing help, hope and healing through suicide prevention programs in Northern Lower Michigan. Our annual event is always held the third Saturday in August.
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 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

BOYNE WATERSPORTS Boat Rentals is accepting applications for the best summer job in Northern Michigan. Full-time position is available immediately. Become an expert instructor showing our customers how to operate jet skis, pontoons, ski boats, stand up paddle boards, and kayaks. Boating experience is preferred but we will train qualified applicants. Work up to 12+ hours a day on the water with a great team. Check out our website to see what we have to offer. Spend your summer working on the water! Please apply on our website.  Full job description.

PART-TIME COOK - Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is seeking a part-time Cook to work in all Senior Centers in Charlevoix, East Jordan and Boyne City.This position is Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:30a-2p for 25 hours a week, start & end time dependent upon need but guaranteed 25 hours weekly. From May to September the Wednesday hours would be 2p-7p for night dinners. No holidays or weekends. Starting pay is $13.91 an hour and no benefits are provided. Mileage will be paid if a County vehicle is unavailable. Applications are available online. Job details

We encourage Chamber members to list their openings on our Jobs Page.
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
Show has something for all - music, tractors, crafts, demos
As in past years, the Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers show, held from July 25-28, will have something for everyone to enjoy. The 32nd annual show  includes music, tractor parades, a flea market, arts and crafts, museums, and working demonstrations. 
Located on US 131 between Boyne Falls and Walloon Lake (00145 US-131 North), the main activities of the show run daily from 9 AM to 5 PM with an all-you-can breakfast starting the day at 7 AM and music and more in the evenings. No pets, bicycles or alcoholic beverages are permitted on the show grounds.
Seniors' Day will return on Thursday with senior admission discounted from $7 to $5. Children under age 12 are admitted free all weekend with an adult. Opening Ceremonies are held daily at 9 a.m., the Parade of Power is at 2 p.m. and the Tractor Safari is at 7 p.m. (excludes Sunday).  Live music is scheduled all four days with Horton Creek featured from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday. Music schedule.
The Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers Club is an educational nonprofit organization that uses demonstrations and displays to showcase "Life in the Past Lane" and present many aspects of daily life in rural northern Michigan in the early part of the last century. In addition to the annual show every July, the club hosts more than 1,000 area fourth graders over a four-day period in September for Student Harvest Days.
> Information on the organization and event can be found at, and on Facebook.
Classic Instruments car show and open house is Saturday
Classic Instruments Bring your hot rod, classic car, motorcycle, or other cool rides to the annual NSRA Appreciation Day open house at Classic Instruments this Saturday, July 27, for a day of entertainment and good company. We will award a team pick award for cars on display, hold raffle drawings for great prizes, BC Pizza will be available, and entertainment provided by the band Full Circle. We will also be selecting two Street Rodder Magazine Editor's picks. This year all proceeds will benefit the Boyne City Police Department for rescue equipment as well as the House of Shields. All are welcome to attend. Also, make plans to visit us at the 50th Anniversary NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, KY the following weekend. Special this year, we will be giving out an award in honor of Jack McLeod. 
> Classic Instruments is located at 826 Moll Drive at the corner of M-75 South in Boyne City, phone 800-575-0461 or email
Aug. 1 - Boyne Falls Polish Festival Car Show, 4:30 p.m. parking on Main Street, 6 p.m. show. $15 registration and $900 in cash prizes.
Aug. 10-11 - Open Class Auto Show and Flea Market, Veterans Park, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Aug. 30 - Classic Car Show during Stroll the Streets, 6-9 p.m. 
Aug. 31 - Boyne Kiwanis Car Show, Veterans Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sept. 1 - Labor Day Drag Races, Boyne City Airport, 12-5 p.m.
Waterpark Day
Splashtacular fun planned 
for National Waterpark Day 
at Avalanche Bay on Sunday
On Sunday, July 28, laughter and fun are just a couple of the requirements on National Waterpark Day at Avalanche Water Park. We recommend bathing suits, too! Get ready for a full day packed with splashtacular activities for the whole family. Check out our schedule of events from 12-7 p.m. Sunday - all complimentary with your day pass, and get ready to win some great prizes:
  • Limbo & Hula Hoop Contests
  • Waterpark Scavenger Hunt from 12 to 4 p.m.
  • Complimentary crafts and cookie decorating
  • Prizes include Avalanche Bay sunglasses and free day passes

> Right click and save the schedule at right to see a larger version.
Toronto Classic Legends concert coming to Boyne on Aug. 10th
Classic Legends The Boyne Country Community Center is presenting the Toronto Classic Legends concert as its next fund-raiser at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 10th, at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center. This is the fourth visit by this tribute company from Toronto. The Legends concert features seven performances reliving rock and country superstars who have collectively sold over one billion albums. An evening with seven Legends of Rock and Country, performed by Toronto's best Tribute Entertainers. All of them are backed by a four-piece live band. This is truly a Las Vegas Quality show starring Neil Diamond, Shania Twain, Freddie Mercury, Madonna, Blondie, Patsy Cline and Garth Brooks. Everyone over 40 will likely know every song. There is no prerecorded music or singing in this live concert. All ticket holders will also receive a 10% discount on their bill when they show their ticket at seven popular Boyne City restaurants on August 10:  Boyne City Tap Room,  Cafe Sante,  Friggy's SOBO Pub,  Lake Street Pub,  Red Mesa Grill,  Stiggs Brewery and Kitchen, and  Water Street Cafe.
> Reserved seat tickets are available online at or at Boyne City Hardware.
Boyne Library presents "History of Blues in America" tonight
Joey Leone
Joey Leone
Boyne District Library presents "The History of Blues in America" with Joey Leone at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25 in the Community Room. This will be a free one-hour program led by music historian and acclaimed guitarist Joey Leone, along with two other musicians covering the history, influence and impact of American blues music through songs, stories and historical facts. As a uniquely American genre of music, Joey highlights the influence of blues on virtually all contemporary music over the past seven decades as well as a recurring theme of how this style of music brought people together in good times and bad. Joey also ties in his upbringing in Brooklyn NY, and how important the Public Library System was for his discovery, passion, and education about music and music history. Joey has toured as a sideman guitar player for many high profile artists including Etta James, The Coasters, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Chaka Khan, and more. 
> For more information, contact the Boyne District Llibrary at 231-582-7861, or .
Pedal, Pig & Pint bike tour circles Lake Charlevoix on Aug. 4th
Pedal Pig Pint Bring your family and friends and join Raven Hill Discovery Center for the 2nd Annual Raven Hill Pedal, Pig And Pint on August 4th. It's a 22 or 42-mile bike tour along Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. Meet at Stiggs Brewery after the ride for a Pig Roast lunch and a pint. Portions of Stiggs' beer sales that day will go to Top of Michigan Bike Association (TOMMBA). Participants who purchase a Raven Red beer will be entered in a contest to win a private beer tasting at Stiggs.
All levels of riders are welcome. The course is 42 miles around Lake Charlevoix or 22 miles to the Ironton Ferry and back. Adult advance registration is $45 ($50 on the day of the ride), and $25 for children, and the fee includes brunch, T-shirt and a donation to the Raven Hill Discovery Center. All participants will also receive a one-day admission pass to Raven Hill. 
On-site registration begins at 8 AM at Veterans Park in Boyne City or you can register online at The Pig Roast at Stiggs Brewery will run 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information contact Raven Hill at 231-536-3369;; or visit . Event flier.
PirateFest looking for parade entries, boats and volunteers
PirateFest The Boyne City PirateFest  wants you, your company or your organization to participate in the second annual PirateFest parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 10. For more information or to sign up, email Parade flyer.
The festival  is also looking for boats and crew to participate in the Invasion Flotilla during Stroll the Streets on Friday, August 9th. The pirates assure locals that this flotilla will "enter the town in peace." Organizers said, "For further details like coordinated landing to unload or to remain docked in town during Stroll the Streets we would like to communicate with you - though most ship mates are simply in search of rum and women." 
If you want to "Get your Pirate on," boaters are asked to contact Elle at 231.459.5699 or , Jenny at 231.676.4004 or .
BEER & WINE TENT is organized by Char-Em United Way as a fund-raiser and  Campaign Kick-Off. Sign up to help them as a volunteer.
> Overview of PirateFest events from August 8-12.  
WALLOON PIRATE POKER RUN - Tommy's of Walloon is hosting a Pirate Poker Run from 1-4 p.m. Sunday Aug. 4. Registration begins at noon. Grab your vessel and fill it with your fellow pirates for a poker run around Walloon lake from Tommy's to Barrel Back. $30 per hand. All proceeds go to the Walloon Sailors Program, a children's program that teaches sailing. Questions? Call or text Jason, (248) 674-8800. Sign up here.
Farmers Market
Farmers Market continues on Wednesdays and Saturdays
The Boyne City Farmers Market continues on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. More than 60 vendors participate in this year's market, and local blueberries and sweet cherries are now available. The market is a program of the Boyne City Main Street Program. For more information, visit sign up for our weekly newsletter, email
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: July 27 - Harbor Hoedown. August 3 - Melissa Welke, Aug. 10 - Robin Lee Berry, Aug. 17 - Bruce Smith, Aug. 24 - Holly Keller-Thompson, Aug. 31 - Dede Alder.
Avalanche Trails TOMMBA finishes "Stroll the Steeps" Avalanche trail
The Top Of Michigan Mountain Bike Association trail builders have finished the last trail that was part of the plan for Avalanche. It is called Stroll the Steeps, and is a 'black-diamond' trail for advanced/expert mountain bikers. 
Our hats are off to those that make Avalanche such a great place to bike and hike and when you make it to the top, one of the very best views of the lake anywhere.
We also note that TOMMBA has a cool new logo (below), which includes elements of a trail map in the background.
Woofstock returns with pets, food and music on Aug. 2nd
Woofstock The Charlevoix Area Humane Society will host their sixth annual WoofStock music and pet festival from 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 3. This festive fundraiser will be held on  the grounds of the beautiful Mackinaw Trails Winery on Highway 131 just south of Petoskey. We anticipate 2,000 people and hundreds of friendly dogs attending. There will be Live music on two stages including Blair Miller, Caleb Crouch, Dos Hippies with Kate McCauley, Holly August, Jessica Dominic and more. There is also an open mike stage. Also planned are animal agility demonstrations, Frisbee and other dog trick contests, the Doxie Derby at 3 p.m. and more for a full pet-friendly day.
Food, craft and pet-related vendors will sell and show off their products and services. Mackinaw Trails Winery will have beer and wine available, and a silent auction will help raise funds to support the Humane Society. Thanks to Woofstock's sponsors: Jensen Animal Hospital,  Mackinaw Trail Winery, Subaru by the Bay, BlissFest Music Organization, Sandra Lee Photography, Dog Watch by K9 Fencing, Boyne Valley Lions Club and Lite 96.3 Radio. Check our Facebook page for updates
40th Annual Senior Picnic and Health Expo set for Aug. 13
Senior Fair
Charlevoix County Senior Picnic & Health Expo.
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging invites the entire community to the 40th Charlevoix County Senior Picnic & Health Expo being held on August 13th at the Harvest Barn Church in East Jordan. Picnic tickets are currently on sale and you must have a ticket to attend. Tickets are being sold at the Boyne City, Charlevoix and East Jordan Senior Centers. If there are tickets available, they will be sold at the door the day of the picnic. Tickets are the same price as last year at $5 for a Senior (60+), and $8 for others.
This year has a Vegas theme with great games and entertainment planned. Doors open at 9 a.m. so come early and enjoy the musical entertainment of Frank Sinatra by Billy McCallister beginning at 10. We have over 22 Health Expo vendors with room for 30 and prizes to complement the fun. We are grateful to have the Boyne City Rotary and East Jordan Lions once again cooking their famous grilled chicken to complement our amazing COA cook's creations. The Grand Door Prize is a $250 Visa Gift Card, and your picnic ticket automatically puts you in the running to win.
Rides can be coordinated through Charlevoix County Transit (231-582-6900) and are provided by some of the local nursing home and assisted living facilities.  For more information contact Theresa at the County Commission on Aging, (231) 237-0103.
> Print our calendars, "Like" our Facebook Page, and look all the other goings-on either on the Senior Hi-Lites Newsletter page or the Menus / Calendars and Activities pages of our website.
Bowling league meetings are starting for BC Lanes 
BC Lanes League season is right around the corner for BC Lanes and we've got some meeting dates and times to share:
  • Sunday night meeting - August 18th at  6pm
  • Monday Meeting -TBD
  • Wednesday Meeting - July 31st at 630pm
  • Thursday Women's meeting - August 22nd, 630pm
If you are returning from last season, interested in joining a team or just bowling as an individual you're asked to either attend the meeting of your choice or contact Kirk at the center at 231.582.6353.
Northern scenery inspires featured artist Karen Kimmel
Karen Kimmel Karen Kimmel is the featured artist for the Boyne Arts Collective. Karen began a serious interest in painting in 2008, after moving to Ann Arbor from Indiana. "I have continued my artistic development in Northern Michigan since 2009, focusing primarily on oils and pastels. I feel blessed to live full-time in Northern Michigan, surrounded and inspired by its unmatched natural beauty. It is a perfect setting in which to engage in plein aire painting, one of my favorite activities.
Karen is an associate member of Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionistic Society Inc. She is a board member of the Jordan River Arts Council and organizes their plein air sessions each summer. She also volunteers with several local service organizations. 
> Her work can be seen at , at Freshwater Gallery and the Boyne Arts Gallery in Boyne City and North Goods in Petoskey.
Guess your finish time to win Paddle 4 The Pool event Aug. 17th
Paddle 4thepool The 4th Annual Paddle 4 The Pool fundraising event for the Charlevoix Area Community Pool will be held Saturday, August 17, at Ferry Beach in Charlevoix. Estimate your elapsed time for this paddle event, and if you finish the closest to your prediction, you are the winner. Students, seniors, everyone can enjoy this event. This is not your typical race, but it definitely is a contest. Grab your kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board and join us on Lake Charlevoix. Choose the two-mile or four-mile course. Please, obviously... no time pieces on board. Last year all participants for the 4-Mile Course finished under 1 hour and 30 minutes and the fastest time was 46:02. The winner was 5 seconds away from his predicted time.
Entry fee per watercraft (single or double) is $25 by August 9th, and $35 after that date. After you paddle, enjoy live music by the Crosscut Kings and tasty food from the Pigs Eatin' Ribs Food Truck. 
> Website with details and registration is   Event flyer.
North Central offers free workshops on food, farms and gardens
North Central North Central Michigan College's Corporate and Community Education (CCE) department is offering free workshops on food, farms and gardens this August, September and October. Seating is limited, and you must register in advance.
  • On August 7 from 7 - 9 p.m. Matt Killman, formerly of Mackinaw Trail Winery, will present "Dessert and Fruit Wines" where he will demonstrate how to make wine from fruit other than grapes. Learn how to make port and other dessert wine making. 
  • On August 15 from 6 - 9 p.m. Mel Disselkoen, a 40-year veteran beekeeper, will present: "Farming Honeybee Livestock for Next Year's Bees." Learn how to maintain a healthy and productive hive. Sponsored in conjunction with the Little Traverse Bee Guild.
  • On August 21 from 7 - 9 p.m., join Matt Killman once again as he reviews the "Pre-Harvest Checklist." Ensure you have what you need to run a successful harvest at your winery or at home. This class will cover everything from yeast selection and equipment tuning, to labware calibration and cleaning.
  • On September 5, 12 and 19 from 7-9 p.m., Marilynn Smith, expert mycologist, will offer "Identifying and Harvesting Northern Michigan Fungi." There will there will be classroom study of edible and poisonous mushrooms in our area, as well as field trips to collect and identify fungi in the field.
  • On October 7 from 7-9 p.m. join beekeepers from across the Tip of the Mitt at the "Natural Beekeeper" presentation to hear from renowned bee expert Ross Conrad. He will discuss Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture. Sponsored in conjunction with the Little Traverse Bee Guild.

> To register, call 231-348-6613, email or visit, click on Community & Events, Corporate and Community Education Workshops.

Bike Share program continues at Sunset Park Log Cabin
Bike Share 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.
EVENINGS AT THE GAZEBO  concerts are held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Old City Park. Full Cord will perform on July 31st, sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates. In case of rain, the concerts will move to the First Presbyterian Church Community Room, 401 S. Park St.

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
Monday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM

BOYNE CITY TAPROOM/PINE LAKE LODGE, 220 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 459-4487. 
THURSDAYS - Trivia at 7 p.m.
BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000
Bike Night continues every Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. in the circle drive in front of the Clock Tower Lodge. Live music on July 30 - The Shifties. Aug. 6 - Zeke Clemons, Aug. 13 - The Shifties, Aug. 20 - Pistil Whips, Aug. 27 - The Shifties.
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m. in June, 8-11 p.m. in July
Thursday, July 25 - Charlie Reager
Friday, July 26 - Chris Calleja
Saturday, July 27 - Michelle Chenard
Thursday, Aug. 1 -  Charlie Reager
Friday, Aug. 2 - Zeke Clemons
Saturday, Aug. 3 - Adam Hoppe
Thursday, Aug. 8 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Aug. 9 - The Shifties
Saturday, Aug. 10 - A Brighter Bloom
Thursday, Aug. 15 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Aug. 16 -  Pistil Whips
Saturday, Aug. 17 - Holly Keller
Thursday, Aug. 22 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Aug. 23 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, Aug. 24 - Darby O'Bell
Thursday, Aug. 29 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Aug. 30 - Under the Moon
Saturday, Aug. 31 - Pistil Whips
The Beach House, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, July 26 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, July 27 - Nathan Bates
Friday, Aug. 2 -  Michelle Chenard
Saturday, Aug. 3 - Sydni Kann
Friday, Aug. 9 - Chris Calleja
Saturday, Aug. 10 - Blake Elliott
Friday, Aug. 16 - Under The Moon
Saturday, Aug. 17 - Chris Koury
Friday, Aug. 23 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, Aug. 24 - Michelle Chenard
Friday, Aug. 30 - Blake Elliott
Saturday, Aug. 31 - A Brighter Bloom

The Beach House Tiki Hut, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, July 27 - A Brighter Bloom
Saturday, August 3 - David Cisco
Saturday, August 10 - Chris Koury
Saturday, August 17 - Pistil Whips
Saturday, August 24 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, August 31 - The Shifties

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

CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:   July 26th - Michelle Chenard. August  2nd - The Shifties,  9th - Michelle Chenard,  16th - Sean Bielby,  23rd - Brett Mitchell,  30th - Nathan Bates.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m .:   July 27th - Holly Keller. August 3rd - A Brighter Bloom, 10th - Pete Kehoe, 17th - E-Minor, 24th - Ben Overbeek, 31st - Holly Keller.
FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588. "Blue Monday" open mike night from 7-9 p.m. every Monday this summer, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. This event has been growing every week and has attracted 30 or more people and nine performers on recent Mondays. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen. Summer gallery hours are 10am-7pm, except Sundays 12-4, and Mondays 10am-9pm.
GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets , visit, or call 231.439.2601.
Some highlights of the summer schedule include:
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

LAKE STREET PUB , 202 S. Lake St., Boyne City,  (231) 497- 6031.
> 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.
Brian Ashley Jones
Brian Ashley Jones
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:  
July 27: Brian Ashley Jones is a soulful singer, acclaimed guitarist, and versatile touring songwriter whose guitar-driven Bluesy Country tunes have found their way into film, television and radio and have been recorded by other performing artists. Originally from the Greenville/Spartanburg area of South Carolina and a longtime resident of East Nashville, TN, Brian performs internationally at festivals, concert series, clubs, music education programs and music conferences.
August 2 & 3: The Appleseed Collective 
August 24: Jill Jack 
Aug 31 & Sept 1: Sons of the Never Wrong
September 7: Suzie Vinnick
> News-Review story: Friday Family Fun at Lavender Hill

Gary Lewis ODAWA CASINO - Gary Lewis and the Playboys appear in concert at 6 p.m. Friday, August 2nd. Doors open at 5 p.m. General admission ticket price is $20.

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 7-10 p.m.:
July 30 - The Groove Suns
August 6 - The Pistil Whips
August 13 - Jakey Thomas
August 20 - Mike Oregano
August 27 - 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, July 26 - Blair Miller
Saturday, July 27 - Aunt Vicki
Friday, August 2 - Something Great
Saturday, August 3 - Nelson Olstrom
Friday, August 9 - Crosscut Kings
Saturday, August 10/PirateFest - Derailed 3 p.m., Grayson Barton 8 p.m.
Sunday, August 11/PirateFest - Blair Miller
Friday, August 16 - Holly Keller-Thompson
Saturday, August 17 - Under The Moon
Friday, August 23 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, August 24 - Chris Koury
Friday, August 30 - The Pistil Whips,
Saturday, August 31 - Charlie Millard Band
Sunday, Sept. 1 - Blair Miller
Coffee COFFEE WITH THE SUPE - Everyone is invited to a Superintendent Coffee Talk with Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Little from 8 to 9 a.m. on August 2nd and the first Friday of every month. The coffee is courtesy of the superintendent, and this Coffee Talk will be held at Lake Charlevoix Coffee . Join Pat for casual conversation about the school topic of your choice, stay as long as you like or just stop in for a chat. Locations for this Coffee Talk will rotate around the community.
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 August 1st at 120 Water Street (Karen Walker Studio space). 12'x24'. 288 sq ft. Everything included. $800/ month. Call Liz 231-675-5014.
GARDEN WALK & PICNIC - The Boyne Valley Garden Club continues its 40th Anniversary celebration with a summer Garden Walk and Picnic/Potluck on Thursday, July 25th. Members meet at noon at the home of club member Marilyn Killian and are reminded to bring a dish to pass, a chair, and comfortable walking shoes. Not a member yet? Email your request for membership information to; dues are just $15/year.
Lifetree Cafe
THE IMPACT OF PRAYER on people's everyday lives will be explored at Lifetree Café on Potluck Sunday, July 28 at 5:30. Bring a dish to share. Program begins promptly at 6:30. The program, titled "How Does Prayer Work? Exploring the Mystery of Connecting with God," features filmed interviews with Nathan Matz and Tosha Williams, two people who pray daily, but in very different ways. "I originally thought prayer was about pleading to God like he was a genie in a bottle," says Matz. "Prayer to me now is about trust. When I pray, sometimes I'm crying, sometimes I'm laughing, sometimes I'm screaming, and sometimes I'm angry. When I pray, I find God continuously pushing me into deeper waters."
> Lifetree Café is in the First Presbyterian Church, 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. Use the Pine St. entrance. It is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions may be directed to Julie Hasse at 231-582-7983 or
VISITORS GUIDE - The Boyne Area Chamber's Visitors Guide/Business Directory is available as a digital magazine as well as a beautiful 4-color printed magazine. It contains interactive content, including page-turning, links to websites and video, as well as a full search function. To view the digital publication,  click here

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