www.charlevoixstatebank.com *   231-459-4701  
Golf Outing

Win $10,000 if you make a hole-in-one in Chamber Golf Outing
A lucky and skillful golfer could win $10,000 in the Chamber's September 12th Golf Outing. That's the prize if someone makes a hole-in-one on the par 3 seventh hole on the Alpine Course at Boyne Mountain.  If you're not signed up, don't delay - there's only room for one more foursome in this best ball scramble event.  Register online  or  download a registration form. Single registration is $110, and a foursome is $400, including green fees, cart rental, lunch, buffet dinner and prizes. We will begin with lunch at noon, a shotgun start at 1 p.m., followed by dinner and awards at 6. The fun includes goodie bags, prizes, a 50/50 raffle and more.
WHO'S PLAYING? Golf has always been a great way for business people to network with each other. That's true for this outing too. Check out this partial list of who's playing.
SPONSORING A HOLE is a great way to promote your organization for only $150.  Funds raised will provide programming and training for chamber members as well as marketing. 

Thanks to our sponsors! 
  Gold Sponsor - Bay Area Management
  Lunch Sponsor - 4Front Credit Union
  Beverage Cart Sponsor - Bay Area Management
  50/50 Sponsor - Edward Jones of Boyne City
Promote your business as a sponsor  (details)! 
  Title Sponsor $2000 (1 available),  Gold Sponsor $1000 (3 available)
  Hole in One Sponsor $1000 (1 available),  Hole Sponsor $150 (6 available)
A great way to distribute your business swag - GOODIE BAG ITEMS AND RAFFLE PRIZES are needed. Contact Lisa or Kim at the Chamber about your donation.
Construction partially closes Water Street this week and next
Construction started Wednesday in front of Provisions Wine Lounge on Water Street.
From the City of Boyne City: There will be a partial closure of Water Street in downtown Boyne City, starting on Wednesday, September 4th, between Park and Lake Streets. The parking and westbound lane as well as the north sidewalk will be dug up by a private contractor to install a required new fire suppression water service pipe for the new Provisions Wine Lounge. The Wine Lounge is expected to open approximately September 10th. The regular westbound lane will be closed to through traffic. Westbound traffic will be rerouted either through or around the area as construction and safety allows. The eastbound lane is expected to remain open. All drivers in that area should expect lane changes and or detours and proceed with caution. Water service is not expected to be interrupted. There will be follow-up work to replace the pavement, curb and sidewalk areas removed. 
Wine Lounge
Provisions Wine Lounge
All businesses will remain open as normal and a new one (Provisions Wine Lounge) should open shortly after the work is completed. All restoration work is scheduled to be completed by Friday, September 13th, weather permitting. As with any construction the unexpected can happen. City personnel will be alert to any such occurrences and will share updates as warranted. 
PROVISIONS WINE LOUNGE, the new wine bar at 123 Water Street, is hoping to open  September 10th.  Owner Ed Brehm recommends following the Wine Lounge on their new   Facebook page  for updates. The Wine Lounge will will offer  sommelier-curated wines by the glass and bottle, classic cocktails made with top quality ingredients and Michigan craft beer. It will  be managed by Provisions employee Chloe Chaffee and is located next door with a connecting doorway to the Wine Emporium and Deli and Boyne Country Provisions. 
Berkshire Hathaway
  Berkshire Hathaway
Come visit us at our new location!
104 S. Lake St., Boyne City, MI 49712
www.DavidBeek.com   *   Phone 231-216-1000
Six musical performers announced for Sept. 28th Harvest Fest
Harvest Festival
Six musical performers have been announced for Boyne City's annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28th. The festival runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and live music will be featured starting at 11 a.m. Here is the schedule:
11 am to 1:30 pm
Dwain Martin & Friends
Holly Keller-Thompson
Northern Nites
1:30 pm to 4 pm
Full Moon Jam
The Sunshine String Band
Wyatt & Shari Knapp
This family fun day will also include crafts, a scarecrow contest, food and fall produce in the downtown area. Portions of Water and Lake Streets will be closed to traffic, as the extended Boyne City Farmers Market will be moved downtown from Veterans Park.  There will also be children's games and activities including pumpkin painting, face painting and hay rides. The festival is supported by Boyne City Main Street
Local churches and non-profit organizations that would like to participate by organizing children's activities or harvest crafts are encouraged to contact Boyne City Main Street.  Join us as we shop the market and arts and craft vendors and spend time enjoying all that the downtown area has to offer.
> VENDOR APPLICATIONS ARE DUE SEPT. 16TH -  Click here for vendor registration, form and details.
SCARECROWS will be displayed around downtown from mid-September until Nov. 4th. Details and contest entry form .
> FUN RUN WITH YOUR DOG - The Charlevoix Area Humane Society is sponsoring their annual 5k Great Pumpkin Run at 8 a.m. Bring your friendly pets in costume for fun and a great cause.  Details. Entry form.
James Richman joins Boyne Chamber board of directors
James Richman
James Richman
James Richman, a financial advisor with the Boyne City office of Edward Jones, has joined the board of directors of the Boyne Area Chamber. Richman was appointed to fill a board position previously held by Chris Bandy. Chamber Executive Director Kim Akin said, "We are happy to have James join our board, and we extend our thanks to Chris Bandy, who served on the board for nearly three years, including one year as board president."
Richman said, "I'm excited for the opportunity to work with the people on the chamber board. It's a good, diverse group of people. I enjoy what I call the Boyne City attitude. People really want to work together - rich or poor, Democrat or Republican, it doesn't matter. People come together and accomplish things here." 
Richman grew up in Harbor Springs, earned a bachelor's degree from Olivet College and went on to receive an Executive MBA from the University of Missouri in Kansas City in 2010. He moved away from Northern Michigan for 14 years, teaching sixth grade in Florida, and working as a realtor in Kansas City, but then "I wanted to come home." 
James and his wife Anastasia just celebrated their first wedding anniversary after getting married under the Gazebo in Old City Park with a reception at the Veterans Park Pavilion. They now live in the Harborage Park area of Boyne City. James is an active member of the Boyne Valley Lions Club.
Brian O_Brien
 Irish Consul General Brian O'Brien spoke to the Boyne Valley Lions Club Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of George Colburn)
Irish Consul General visits Boyne City and Lions Club
An official from the Irish government visited Boyne City Wednesday. Consul General Brian O'Brien came to town as part of the newly-established sister city relationship with Ireland's Boyne Valley. 
On the consul general's visit here, he spoke to the luncheon meeting of the Boyne Valley Lions Club at the Boyne District Library.
O'Brien is traveling with his parents, who he said "are ready to move here." After the Lions meeting, he was greeted by leaders at Boyne City Hall, which was flying the Irish flag in honor of the new "twinning" relationship. Thursday, he plans to visit Beaver Island for their new Irish Festival.
  The Boyne twinning relationship was finalized on July 18th, when Boyne Valley officials came to Boyne City.  Boyne City owes its name to Boyne Valley, which settler John Miller thought the Boyne City area resembled when he first settled here in 1856. 
Register now and make a scarecrow with an "Animals" theme
Past scarecrows at Red Mesa Grill.
Here's your chance to help Boyne City, win a prize and get into the spirit of the Harvest Festival season. The Boyne Chamber is inviting you to create and display scarecrows that are funny, scary, cute and most of all, original. This year's Scarecrow Contest theme is "Animals." Pick your favorite or maybe your scariest - just have fun! 
New this year: judging will be done by the public via Facebook during the Sept. 28th Harvest Festival.
Click here for fillable PDF registration form with rules. Prizes will be awarded. Here are some of the rules:
The Scarecrow Contest is open to any business, organization, student/kids, and resident/individual.  Entry forms should be received by Friday, September 13th to determine the location of your scarecrow in downtown Boyne City.  Entrants are responsible for installing their scarecrows beginning the week of Monday, September 16th and must be completed by 9 am Friday, September 27th. Entrants are responsible for removing their scarecrows by Nov. 4th.  Email a photo of your completed scarecrow to the Chamber at info@boynechamber.com . The winner of each category will be determined by the most votes on the Chamber's Facebook page.
> For more information, call the Boyne Area Chamber at 582-6222.
Avalanche Bay

Flywheelers host Business After Hours on Tuesday, Sept. 17th
Flywheelers pavilion
The Flywheelers Pavilion
The Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers will host the Boyne Chamber's Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. TUESDAY, September 17th. The Flywheelers show grounds are located at 145 US-131, north of Boyne Falls. Business After Hours is the Chamber's monthly business networking event, held at member businesses. There is no charge for admission or refreshments. 
This Business After Hours will have a fall harvest theme with exhibits and demonstrations such as the sawmill, grist mill, one-room schoolhouse, museum, and wagon rides. They will serve fall foods including cider and donuts. Several prizes will be given away in addition to some club freebies for all attendees.
> Fall/winter schedule of Business After Hours:
  September 17 (Tuesday) - Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers.
  October 17 - Challenge Mountain Resale Store, 1100 Boyne Avenue.
  November 1 - Business & Community Expo at Boyne City High School Gymnasium.
  December 12 - Resort Rentals North.
Housing Solutions Forum to discuss land banks Sept. 13
Housing Solutions The next Boyne Housing Solutions Forum on September 13th will discuss the land bank as a tool to support housing development. The meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of Boyne City Hall. The presenter will be James Tischler, development director of the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority. The morning will be an educational session, discussing:
 - What is a land bank authority?
 - What is a brownfield authority?
 - How do they work together to develop attainable housing?
The afternoon will be a work session to discuss how to implement land bank tools for housing in Charlevoix County.
The goal of the forum is specific action items, tasks and responsibilities. 
Thanks to volunteers who worked in the Sunset Park Log Cabin
Log cabin
Volunteer Barb Bryant greets visitors from Georgia.
The Boyne Area Chamber and the City of Boyne City wish to express their appreciation to 10 volunteers (or couples) who donated their time to hand out information to visitors from the Sunset Park Log Cabin this summer. Here are the volunteers helped out for the 4th of July, Boyne Thunder and a number of Friday evenings during Stroll the Streets. 
  • Joyce Bates (worked 3 times!)
  • Barb & Bill Bryant
  • Cindy Janssens
  • Cindy Wolff
  • Doug & Sharyn Bean
  • JeanMcDonald
  • Lee & Michele Gillett
  • Pam Cislo
  • Jane MacKenzie
  • Cindy McCort
Firefighters host country concert fund-raiser Sunday, Sept. 29
William Michael Morgan
William Michael Morgan
The Boyne City Firefighters Association is proud to present the 37th Annual  Country Music Spectacular featuring Michael William Morgan. This year's show will be held Sunday, September 29, at the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center, with shows at 3 and 6 p.m. 
The Taste of Country website says, "The 25-year-old Morgan is a celebrated country music singer in the style of legends like George Strait, Tracy Lawrence and more. 'I Met a Girl' (written by Sam Hunt) was a Top 5 hit from his Vinyl album. The album produced one more Top 40 single, 'Missing.'"
Each year the country concert proceeds are used for updated advanced safety equipment and training for the Boyne City Fire Department. Past shows have helped replace shocks, front and rear springs, brakes, roll bars, lettering, striping, back end of  fire engine, light bars, a brand new grass fire truck and new additions to the fire house. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for reserved seating.
> TICKETS are available at the Boyne Chamber office, 115 S. Lake St. or by calling 231-225-0275.
Aging Gracefully event set for Sept. 21 at Performing Arts Center
Independence Village is planning a major Aging Gracefully Symposium including 8 seminar topics and free lunch at the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 21. Check-in starts at 8:30 and the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided by Independence Village's Executive Chef Andy Colvin. RSVPs are requested; call 231-348-8498 by Sept. 16 to reserve your seat.  Presenters and their topics include:
  • Dr. Thomas Ling, MD - Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital - The Healthcare Continuum
  • Amy Wieland, Executive Director, Charlevoix County Commission on Aging -  Services and Benefits of the commission on Aging
  • Joel Schraw, Attorney, Schraw & Associates - Power of Attorney
  • Jennifer McKenzie, Korthase Flinn - Long-term Care Insurance
  • Susan Tabacki, Korthase Flinn - Medicare
  • Sheriff Chuck Vondra, Charlevoix County - Senior Scams  in Charlevoix County
  • Charlevoix County Transit, Hours of service - Prices and how the changes of legislation impact public transportation.  Hours and costs of public transportation
  • Jodi Douglas, MBA Wellness Director at Independence Village - When it's no longer safe for my parent to live alone.
Leadership program looking for community project ideas 
Leadership Leadership Charlevoix County (LCC) is now accepting proposals for its annual Community Service Project from local nonprofit organizations. The program is starting its ninth year as a comprehensive training experience for community members seeking to play a more active role in leadership and their communities.
The Community Service Project is an integral part of the hands-on experience of LCC participants. Each year, the class decides on a Community Service Project, which will benefit an area of Charlevoix County. The project involves all members of the leadership class and focuses on team building, project management, and leadership skills. The proposals will be reviewed by the LCC Executive Board of Directors and then distributed to the Class of 2019-2020 at their opening session in September.  The new leadership class has been selected and will participate in an orientation session tonight. Their first class session will be a Beaver Island Overnight Retreat on September 8 and 9.
Save the date - Chamber Business & Community Expo is Nov. 1
Boyne Chamber This year's Boyne Area Chamber Business & Community Expo will be held Friday, November 1st, in partnership with Boyne City High School in the school gymnasium. The Expo will be held from 3-7 p.m. with exhibitor networking from 3-4 p.m. before opening to the public from 4-7 p.m. More details and registration info will be announced soon.

Other upcoming Chamber events include:
  • September 12 - Golf Outing at Boyne Mountain Alpine Course.
  • September 17 (Tuesday) - Business After Hours at Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers, 145 US-131, Boyne Falls.
  • October 17 - Business After Hours at Challenge Mountain Resale Store, 1100 Boyne Ave.
  • November 1 - Business & Community Expo, Boyne City High School gymnasium, 3 p.m. Vendor Networking, 4-7 p.m. open to the public.
  • December 12 - Business After Hours at Resort Rentals North.
  • January 16 - Annual Awards Gala, Boyne Mountain, 5-8 p.m.
Senior Center starts new veterans programs, hearing screenings
The Boyne Area Senior Center will be holding special veteran-oriented presentations during the Veteran Appreciation Socials and Lunches. Ed May will present a slideshow on the Brave Heart Estates on Tuesday, Sept. 24th.
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is excited to collaborate with Great Lakes Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists, which will be offering free audiology services for adults ages 60 and older. This includes hearing screenings, hearing aid cleanings and ear wax checks at the Boyne Area Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, September 23. Appointments are required, so call (231) 582-6682 if interested.
The final Wednesday night dinner of the summer will be Sept. 25th. Wednesday meals will be served at lunch beginning in October. The center features live music on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Commission on Aging will be participating in the upcoming 25th Annual Human Services Information Summit on Friday, September 27, from 8a-12:30pm at Genesis Church in Petoskey. We will have an information booth at the Resource Fair and director Amy Wieland will be available to answer questions that day.
> Print our calendars, like our Facebook Page and check out our Menus/Calendars, Senior Hi-Lites newsletter and more on the Commission on Aging website
Superintendent Coffee Talk set for Friday at Water Street Cafe
Coffee talk
Everyone is invited to a Superintendent Coffee Talk with Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Little from 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday,  September 6th  at Water Street Cafe. 
The Coffee Talks continue on the first Friday of every month through next June 5th, rotating locations each month. 
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. The coffee is courtesy of the superintendent.
New and prospective businesses can win startup cash Oct. 9th
Charlevoix Ignite Charlevoix County entrepreneurs and new businesses two years old or less are invited to apply to compete for startup cash toward their business in the first county-wide pitch night, "Ignite Charlevoix County," scheduled for October 9th at Castle Farms. The winner advances to the finale competition, Grand Event, to compete for more startup funds.
Here is the application, which is due by midnight of September 15th. Admission is free, so everyone is encouraged to come and cheer for your favorite entrepreneur - reserve your spot here.
Competitors will receive business counseling from professionals to help in preparing a 4-minute business pitch for the panel of judges on the night of the competition. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be awarded as well as an audience selected People's Choice Award.
There will also be time for competing businesses to network and make connections with other business professionals and angel investors in the audience. 
Doors open at 5 pm and the event starts at 5:30 on the night of the competition, October 9th. For more information visit www.charlevoixignite.com.
Charlevoix Ignite is sponsored by Consumers Energy and DTE Energy Foundation and various local sponsors, including Boyne Area Chamber, Boyne City Main Street.
In the News

   Planning Commission OKs more lots at mobile home park - Story   

   County moves forward with Whiting Park boat launch project  - Story

   City to consider relaxing some downtown parking rules - Story
Reach 1,300 people with your press release and advertising
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WELCOME, NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!                      Member benefits
Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce These local businesses and organizations have joined the Boyne Area Chamber in recent weeks. We'd love to have you join them - and us!

Lakeview Village Mobile Home Park
Chamber member benefits     |     Member application    |   Call 231-582-6222 or  email us
HELP WANTED                        Check the listings on our  Jobs Page
Looking for staff? Make a job posting!
Chamber-member businesses looking to hire staff are encouraged to post their jobs on the chamber website job posting page. You can do this with your member log-in with just a few simple steps. If you need assistance with your log-in, email lisa@boynechamber.com.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - PART TIME - Pat O'Brien & Associates od Boyne City is seeking a friendly, positive, productive, and detailed-oriented self-starter to join an amazing real estate team as the afternoon administrative assistant. Essential functions include: greeting clients and agents, answering phones and directing calls, data entry, and file management. Opportunity for creative work producing brochures, post cards and labels, and other marketing materials for agents. Desired skills include proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Publisher, and Outlook), ability to access public information from government and other websites, and knowledge of social media platforms to maintain content for the office. 128 Water Street Boyne City, MI 49712,  (231) 582-1700, pat@patobrien.com .

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

We encourage Chamber members to list their openings on our Jobs Page.
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
Avalanche Bay For the young at heart: Grandparents Day at Avalanche Bay Sunday
Sunday, September 8, is National Grandparents Day, so celebrate Grandma and Grandpa at Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark. In celebration of National Grandparents Day, Avalanche Bay will offer free entry to grandparents with the purchase of any adult or child ticket. Bring out the inner kid in grandma and grandpa and spend the day together making splashtacular memories. One free grandparent admission per grandchild of any age. Applies to walk-up rate only. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Details.
Create accepting applications for Artist in Residency Program
 Create: Community Arts Studio (CCAS) is now accepting applications for its fall Artist in Residency Program. CCAS believes studio space is critical for artists and understands the importance of having dedicated space to work in. The Artist in Residence (AIR) program at Create is an intensive day program offered to emerging high school artists that forms a positive network of artists to expand one's existing practice, work collaboratively, discuss art critically and inspire one another.
Each year, CCAS attracts 10 aspiring artists into the AIR program, offering an unparalleled studio experience. The program is a four-month residency in the fall and spring semesters with five new artists chosen each residency. Students who are enrolled in high school by the fall of 2019 and reside in Charlevoix and Emmet County are eligible to apply. 
Recipients are awarded dedicated studio space, a stipend for art materials and transportation, and the opportunity to exhibit work in Gallery 151. Through a series of group lectures, visiting artists and studio tours, students will gain exposure within their communities and throughout Northern Michigan.
To apply artists must complete an online application and attend Portfolio Review Day. The studio will determine recipients based upon the creativity and integrity of the individual, the ability to collaborate with other artists, and a strong desire to expand one's artistic practice. Applications must be electronically submitted before midnight on September 27th.
The AIR Program is funded in part by generous studio supporters. If you are interested in donating to the AIR program contact Sara Manchester at 231-459-4066. 
Sweet corn, tomatoes, and more at Farmers Market 
Blackbird Gardens
Fresh produce every week from Blackbird Gardens.
The Boyne City Farmers Market continues on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  The market is packed full of delicious summer bounty. Come early to find sweet corn, tomatoes, zucchinis, blueberries, plums, sweet and savory crepes, iced chai, and much more.
Make sure you stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram to see pictures of fresh new produce every week.  The market is a program of the Boyne City Main Street Program. To sign up for our weekly newsletter, email farmersmarket@boynecity.com.  For more information, visit  www.boynecityfarmersmarket.org .
BRIDGE CARD  and Double Up tokens are available at the Market Manager's Booth. Match up to $20 in SNAP for fruits and veggies with Double Up Food Bucks.
MARKET MUSIC is featured on Saturdays, thanks to Grain Train and Blissfest: Sept. 7 - Crosscut Kings, Sept. 14 - Charlie Reager, Sept. 21 - Lee Anne Whitman, Sept. 28 - Ryan Cassidy when the market moves downtown for the Harvest Festival.
> MARKET MANAGER JOB OPENING - Year-round, part-time position. Work from home or Main Street office, with management of Wednesday and Saturday Farmers Markets until early afternoon. Duties include: vendor relations, manage food assistance programs, computer, communication and organizational skills. Passion for local food a bonus! Approximately 20 hours/week, not to exceed 1,170 hours per year. Send letter of interest and resume to mainstreet@boynecity.com. Applications reviewed upon receipt. No phone calls please.
"Pint and Paint" returns to Stiggs Brewery tonight, Thursday
Teri Rounds
Teri Rounds
Everyone is invited to come join the fun for "Pint and Paint" on the first Thursday of the month in the lower level of Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen. The first event of the fall will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday Sept. 5th. You'll be painting with local artist Teri Rounds. Class fee is $25, which includes supplies and a pint from the bar. Proceeds will be donated to Create Community Arts Center to provide art scholarships for area children. 
Participants will have fun meeting new people and creating a work of art to take home. Teri Rounds is a self taught artist who has been painting for 7 years. Her work can be seen at Crooked Tree Art Center in Petoskey, Boyne Art Collective in Boyne City, and Art on the Lobby in Walloon.
> To register, contact Sue Metzger at (231) 582-7567 or email susanmetzger@gmail.com . Flyer to print.
Ayurveda "on the lake" workshop planned for Sept. 21
balanced living Join Marlee Osbron for an Ayurveda "on the lake" Workshop on Saturday, September 21st from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine; it is 100% natural and over 5,000 years old. In this workshop we will dip our toes into the history of Ayurveda and how to incorporate it into our lives. Weather permitting, the workshop will take place aboard a TriToon on beautiful Lake Charlevoix. This workshop also includes tri-doshic snacks and recipes, one kitcharit kit. Cost of this workshop is $30 per person or $50 for two people, because everything is better with a friend. Flyer with details.
BELLY DANCING, SEPT. 28 - Discover the art and fun of belly dancing in this belly dancing workshops with Lola Kennedy from 10:30 a.m. to noon at balanced living. The workshop toucesh on technique, building from the ground up and by the end of the workshop you will be shimmying across the room. Workshop includes warm-up, basic moves and techniques, plus relaxation. There is no choreography to memorize - you'll be guided to allow the music to mesmerize you while you enjoy this fun and empowering movement. Hip skirts are provided for use during the workshop.
Workshop fee is $20 if preregistered or $25 at the door. Advance registration is suggested as space is limited. No experience is necessary; belly dancing is a fun way to enjoy exercising with friends.
> Register for either workshop at the studio or online at
www.balancedlivingyogastudio.com. For more information contact Leslie at (231) 675-9202 or leslie@baliinspiredliving.com.

Save the date - Boyne Free Clinic fundraiser set for Sept. 28th
Free Clinic The Boyne Area Free Clinic invites local residents to attend a fundraiser/silent auction to benefit the clinic on Sept. 28th at the Eagles Lodge. There will be local music, food and drink, including chicken cooked by the Boyne City Fire Department.   For further information, or to donate items for the silent auction, call Linda at 582-4605.
The Free Clinic is located at 624 State Street in Boyne City and is open on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Clinic board member Britta Cornell said, "If you are uninsured or underinsured, meaning you have not met your deductible, then we would love to have you come and see us, so we can help you with medical care and informational care as well. We have X-ray capability, ultrasound, and a dedicated staff headed by Dr. Richard Mansfield. Please come to our fundraiser and support a wonderful cause."
Humane Society hosting raffle for Maui vacation or $10k cash
Humane Society
Charlevoix Area Humane Society is again hosting their Big Ticket Raffle with a Maui Adventure vacation (or $10,000 cash) as the grand prize. The Maui vacation includes round-trip airfare, a seven-night stay in a garden-view or mountain-view one-room suite at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui and daily breakfast for two. Proceeds benefit the mission of the Charlevoix Area Humane Society; call 231-582-6774 to reserve your lucky number. Only 1000 tickets will be sold at $50 each. If fewer than 400 tickets are sold the raffle reverts to a 50/50. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec.13, at the Humane Society (need not be present to win). 
Jackie Wollenberg: "Painting pushes me to learn"
Jackie Wollenberg
Jackie Wollenberg
Jackie Wollenberg is the featured artist at the Boyne Arts Collective Gallery. After retiring, she started painting "to fill the creative void left after teaching for 40 years," she said. "I've always had a desire to paint and brought this to fruition with the help of June Storm, a wonderful instructor of watercolor. Painting has been a source of great joy and contentment - a wonderful "go to" when creative urges show up on a given day. Painting also continually presents mindful challenges and pushes me to learn."
Jackie grew up in Birmingham, Michigan. After marrying Bob in 1973, they settled in Boyne City and were the teachers who created the Boyne City Drama Department. Jacqueline has always been involved in art from a young age and became an active artist and curator of the Boyne Arts Gallery. She enjoys running, gardening, reading and visiting art galleries during her travels. Her passion is creating and she always says: "My greatest creation is my daughter Zachera!"
> Jackie Wollenberg also serves as the curator for the Boyne Art Gallery, which is located next to Boyne City Hardware at 214 Water St. We are a small, non-profit business with an incredible passion for art. We work very hard to keep our doors open so we can share this passion with the community and those who visit our beautiful Boyne. Feel free to come in and browse the gallery's selection of art, jewelry, glass, and much more.
36th Annual CROP Walks to be held September 28
Area residents are gearing up to join in the Charlevoix County CROP Walk, Saturday, September 28th with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the walk beginning at 9. The Boyne Area Walk will be a 5K and will begin and end at the United Methodist Church, 324 S. Park St. in Boyne City. All churches and individuals are welcome to join the walk. Twenty-five percent of all monies raised are returned to local food pantries including Good Neighbors, Seventh Day Adventist, Boyne Area and Boyne Falls. CROP Walks are also being held that day in Charlevoix and East Jordan.
Last year Charlevoix County walkers and volunteers raised $20,237, and each of the four local pantries received about $420. The remaining funds are used nationally and world-wide to provide food, water, blankets, health kits and tents in times of emergency.
> For more information about CROP Walk or if your church or organization would like to participate, contact coordinator Mary Richwine in Boyne City at 231-330-.2103. Donations can be made online at www.crophungerwalk.org/charlevoixmi .
College luncheon lectures start Oct. 4
Where are the babies? Deaths outnumber births these days
Eric Guthrie
Eric Guthrie
North Central Michigan College's luncheon lecture series for the fall semester features a wide variety of topics including Michigan population demographics, addiction and tribal justice, the Bath school explosion, Petoskey High School Robotics, urban sustainability in India, fake news and kayaking Lake Superior.  Programs are held on Fridays in the Library Conference Room.  $12 includes lunch.  Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at noon.  Reservations are required. You must call 231-348-6600 or email  luncheonlectures@ncmich.edu  to make a reservation for each program in the series. Here are details on the first lecture:
October 4 - Where are the babies?  Twenty years ago, there were two births in our community for every death. Today, deaths outnumber births.  Many other major changes are taking place locally and statewide. If our community's destiny is tied to our demographics, we need to understand these changes and what they will mean for our future and our families. Eric Guthrie, state demographer in Michigan's Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives in the Department of Technology, Management & Budget, comes from Lansing with the numbers to show us how Michigan has changed and where we are likely headed.
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.
Now open 7 days a week: Sunday 1-9PM, Mon-Thurs 3-10PM, Fri & Sat 3PM-12AM
FISH FRY - All you can eat fish fry on Fridays, $11.99 4-10PM,  served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR- $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft
Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM

Celtic Session BOYNE CELTIC SESSIOS (photo at right) will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 15 after taking the summer off. The sessions held twice a month on Sunday afternoons in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. We invite the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music - free admission. Anyone wishing to receive a PDF of the book we use to play our music is encouraged to contact Gaeyle at 231-883-7664. 

BOYNE CITY TAPROOM/PINE LAKE LODGE, 220 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 459-4487. 
FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m.:
Sept 13 - Jelly Rolls
Sept 20 - Boyne City Blowout with three bands on one night. Doors open at 7pm, music at 8: Azic, 5 After 5 and Graves Crossing
Sept 27 - Yankee Station
Oct 4 - Sleeping Gypsies
Oct 11 - Jelly Rolls
Oct 18 - Marsupials

BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 7-10 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 5 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Sept. 6 - Zeke Clemons
Saturday, Sept. 7 - A Brighter Bloom
Thursday, Sept. 12 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Sept. 13 - Holly Keller
Saturday, Sept. 14 - Chris Calleja
Thursday, Sept. 19 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Sept. 20 - The Shifties
Saturday, Sept. 21 - Blake Elliott
Thursday, Sept. 26 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Sept. 27 - Sean Bielby
Saturday, Sept. 28 - Under The Moon


CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:   September 6th - Nathan Bates, 13th - Michelle Chenard, 20th - Sean Bielby, 27th - The Shifties.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m .:   September 7th - Holly Keller, 14th - Brett Mitchell, 21st - Nelson Olstrom, 28th - Pete Kehoe.
FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588. Fall/winter  concert schedule will be announced soon. "Blue Monday" open mike night from 7-9 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday this fall, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen. Fall gallery hours are 10am-6pm, except Sundays 12-4.
GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets, visit greatlakescfa.org, or call 231.439.2601. 
Some highlights of the schedule include:
Saturday, September 7 - Bob Saget
Saturday, September 14 - Melissa Manchester

LAKE STREET PUB , 202 S. Lake St., Boyne City,  (231) 497- 6031.
> Pub Time - Monday thru Friday, 3-6pm. En joy $1 off Cocktails, Craft Beer & Wine.  $2 Draught Domestics,  $12 Bucket of Domestic Bottles - 1/2 dozen on ice,  $1 Each- Ice Cold Peel & Eat Shrimp.
> Beginning inSeptember - Masterminds Trivia with Matt Hall every Wednesday, 7-9pm, teams of 1-8 people. Prizes for each week's winners, (sorry, may not to be used on the night won): 1st - $50 Gift Certificate, 2nd - $25 Gift Certificate, 3rd - $15 Gift Certificate
> ***All New!*** Trivia Theme Night on the last Wednesday of every month. Every player who dresses with the night's theme receives 10% off their individual bill.
  September 25 - Movie Trivia, (Dress as your favorite movie character!)
  October 30 - Halloween Trivia, (Wear your Halloween Costume!)
  November 27- 80's Trivia, (Wear your fun 80's gear, stay for an 80's dance party!)
  December 18- Holiday Trivia, (Ugly Sweater Party!)
 LAVENDER HILL FARM - 7354 Horton Bay Road North, Boyne City,  231-582-3784.   Visit our website for more information about The Series, ticketing and the musicians.  Here is the summer lineup:  
Suzie Vinnick
Suzie Vinnick
September 7: Suzie Vinnick - 
A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Roots and Blues singer Suzie Vinnick is a three-time Juno Nominee, CFMA Award winner, and a 10-time winner of the Maple Blues Award for songwriting, female vocalist, acoustic act and more. Singer-songwriter doesn't begin to describe her. She picked up her first guitar at the age of 9 and went on to learn bass, saxophone, mandolin, lap steel, piano, and more. Suzie has a voice you've heard a thousand times and one you'll never forget. It soars, it growls, it whispers and it shouts from a deep, deep well of emotion. The pure joy she exudes when she picks up that guitar is so worth the show.  www.suzievinnick.com

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

RED MESA GRILL , 117 Water St, Boyne City, (231) 582-0049
"Casa Tuesdays" - $3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 food features and live music 6-9 p.m.:
Sept. 10 - Brett Mitchell
Sept. 16 -  Red Mesa 22-year anniversary - Dave Cisco
Sept. 17 - Sean Bielby
Sept. 24 - Blake Elliott

STIGGS BREWERY & KITCHEN, 112 S. Park St., Boyne City,  (231) 497-6100
> EUCHRE MONDAYS - 6 p.m. Top two weekly winners get prizes, half off Euchre Pilsner from Arbor Brewing Co.
LIVE MUSIC & events at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Thursday, Sept. 5 - Pint & Paint  with Teri Rounds, 6 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 6 - Under the Moon
Saturday, Sept. 7 - Something Great
Friday, Sept. 13 - Jeff Pagel
Saturday, Sept. 14 - Crosscut Kings
Wednesday, Sept. 18 - Open Mic Night, hosted by Nelson Olstrom
Friday, Sept. 20 - Chris Koury
Saturday, Sept. 21 - Holly Keller-Thompson
Friday, Sept. 27 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Sept. 28 - The Real Ingredients
Coop coupons SAVE ON YOUR HOME PROJECTS - Visit the Boyne Coop True Value website to check out bargains and coupons to save on your end of summer projects. 
There are coupons offering $5 off your next purchase of $25, $10 off your next purchase of $50, and 20% off a carpet cleaner rental. The Coop is located at 
113 S. Park St., downtown Boyne City.
HHW ELECTRONICS AND HAZARDOUS WASTE collection will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Road Commission garage on M-75 South in Boyne City. Acceptable electronics and hazardous waste items include computers, TVs, appliances, tires, fluorescent light bulbs, oil-based paints, chemicals and lawn fertilizers. Call 231-547-7221 from Sept. 5-12 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for reservations and collection location information. To be added to our electronic notification system, email: recycling@charlevoixcounty.org. Most items are free; latex paints are $1 per can. Flyer with details.

KINDER CLOSET at Christ Lutheran Church is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Sept. 14th and the second Saturday of every month. Free baby items are provided, including diapers; wipes; clothes and more, for any Charlevoix County parent with a newborn to 24 month-old-child. Christ Lutheran Church is located at 1250 Boyne Avenue in Boyne City. For more information, call 231-582-9301.

RENTAL SPACE AVAILABLE - 982 sq. feet at 437 Boyne Avenue, will rent for $14 per square foot,double net lease. Contact Robert Earl, President of Bay Area Management via cell phone at 517 290-2413. 
Lifetree Cafe
NEAR- DEATH EXPERIENCES - How to prioritize what's important before, during, and after near-death experiences will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, September 8 at 6:30. p.m.  The program, titled "10 Minutes to Live: Now What?" features a filmed interview with Rick Bundschuh, a pastor in Hawaii who received an alert of an incoming ballistic missile on January 13, 2018.  Although the alert was later confirmed to be a mistake, Bundschuh explained it elicited a wide variety of reactions.  "There were various reactions when the message came across," he said. "We saw anything from 'Oh, well, I hope it's fast' to 'What do we do? Where do we go? Where's a safe place?'"
During this Lifetree program, participants will talk about their current priorities and discuss the difference between the urgent and the important things in life.
> 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.
Astronomy Club NORTHERN MICHIGAN ASTRONOMY CLUB will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Wildwood Observatory. The discussion topic will be " Star Charts and Catalogs " - What do all those abbreviations mean, and what is a Flamsteed Designation? The observatory is located one mile north of Boyne City at 1825 Wildwood Heights Road. Club members will provide a tour of the night sky, weather permitting. All are welcome. Details and directions.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE144 sq. ft. of office space with 242 sq. ft. reception area.  Located in a beautiful downtown building, prime location right on Water Street across from Red Mesa. $ 750/month includes all utilities, internet, snow removal, and cleaning.  Call 231-582-2252.
DOWNTOWN RETAIL SPACE available at 120 Water Street (Karen Walker Studio space). 12'x24'. 288 sq ft. Everything included. $800/ month. Call Liz at 231-675-5014.
VISITORS GUIDE - The Boyne Area Chamber's Visitors Guide/Business Directory is available as a digital magazine as well as a beautiful 4-color printed magazine. It contains interactive content, including page-turning, links to websites and video, as well as a full search function. To view the digital publication,  click here

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