Dodson Group
UPDATE! Tonight's  Block Party moves indoors to the Mushroom Festival Tent in Veterans Park, 5-9 p.m
Craft Beer Block Party
Because rain is predicted, tonight's Craft Beer Block Party will move INDOORS to the heated Mushroom Festival Tent in Veterans Park, from 5-9 p.m.
The 5th annual Block Party will kick off the 59th Annual National Morel Mushroom Festival, which continues through Sunday.
This is THE kickoff party festival, featuring more than 20 craft breweries and wineries, restaurants and live music from Jedi Mind Trip. The party draws a big crowd to Boyne City.
Thank you to our event sponsors!
  T-Shirt Sponsor - Boyne Realty
  Wristband Sponsor - Long Road Distillers
  Banner Sponsors - Resort Rentals North
     and Lake Street Pub
  Cup Sponsor - Northern Michigan Escapes
   Drink Token Sponsor - Charlevoix State Bank
NEW ADMISSION PRICING - $15 per person, includes event glass and Saturday night beer tent ticket.
$25 entry includes event glass and event t-shirt. SAVE $5!
Event t-shirts available for $15.
$5 cover charge for non-drinkers/designated drivers. (Hand will be stamped to signify Do Not Serve.)
Drink tickets = $2 each or 6 for $10
Food vendors = cash only
> ALL guests must provide ID to enter event - no exceptions! No dogs please!
> We recommend guests plan accordingly with cash, as outdoor internet connections for credit card readers are not reliable.
> Charlevoix County Transit will be offering FREE rides to and from the party, 7 to 9:30 pm. (Regular charges will apply for service before 7 pm.)
Follow us on Facebook for all event details. Chamber event page.

Below is the rest of our normal newsletter, which was sent early this morning...
4 chambers come together 
Lavender Hill Farm hosts Regional Business After Hours Tuesday
Lavender Hill Farm
This is the setting for Business After Hours on May 21
Lavender Hill Farm and the Boyne Area Chamber are hosting this year's Regional Business After Hours for all four chambers in Charlevoix County from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21st. Members of the Boyne, Charlevoix, East Jordan and Beaver Island Chambers of Commerce will be attending this event, which always draws a big crowd. For the past 21 years, these chambers have teamed up to host this joint Business After Hours to provide networking opportunities for the entire county. Admission is $5 including hors d'oeuvres, ice cream, cash bar, drawings and networking. There will be great food and beverages as always.
WEAR YOUR LAVENDER to be entered in a special gift basket drawing of county-wide goodies.
LAVENDER HILL FARM is located at 7354 Horton Bay Road, two miles north of Horton Bay. They are now open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This summer, the farm will be hosting 12 concerts in The Series at Lavender Hill Farm, and tickets are now on sale on their website. The Moxie Strings open The Series on Saturday, June 22nd.  *   231-216-1000
Just a few seats remain for Friday's  Wine & Dine morel dinner
Wine _ Dine The Mushroom Festival Wine & Dine gourmet dinner is nearly sold out for both seatings on Friday. The popular gourmet dinner is held at the Beach House restaurant on Deer Lake. Enjoy scenic views of the sunset over Deer Lake as you experience morel-inspired creations paired with wines. Charlevoix County Transit is providing free transportation from the Festival Tent in Boyne City to the Beach House. This event always sells out, so don't wait to make your reservations.  Here are this year's morel-infused hors d'oeuvres and wine pairings:
  • Station #1 - Morel Ragout Crostini: Sautéed morels, caramelized ramps, boursin cheese, fresh thyme with a hint of Sherry wine. Wine Pairing - Sea Sun Chardonnay California.
  • Station #2 - Soup: Morel mushroom, leek crème fraiche, fried parsnip chip. Wine Pairing - Boen Tri-Appelated Pinot Noir Santa Barbara/Monterey/Sonoma.
  • Station #3 - Slider: Beef slider, morel bacon and ramp ragout, roasted garlic aioli, brioche bun, parsnip chips. Wine Pairing - Bonanza by Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon California.
  • Station #4 - Pasta: Pappardelle noodles, morels, ramps, confit garlic, mushroom garlic cream sauce. Wine Pairing - Maso Canali Pinot Grigio Trentino Italy.
  • Station #5 - Scallop: Pan seared scallop, morel mushroom and bacon ragout, morel mushroom cream, candied top on carrot. Wine Pairing - Babich Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand.
Tickets are $55 per person, which includes five morel-infused hors d'oeuvres, five wine tastings, tax and gratuity. Reserve your seat online below. If you have any questions, call the Chamber at 231-582-6222.
> First seating at 5:30 p.m. -  click here for reservations
> Second seating at 8 p.m. -  click here for reservations.
Mushroom Festival is #1 on Pure Michigan's spring list
Mushroom Festival Pure Michigan has included the Boyne City Mushroom Festival as the #1 recommendation on its list of "20+ Things to Do in Michigan: Your Ultimate Spring Bucket List." Here's what they had to say: After a cold and snowy winter, all of Michigan celebrates the arrival of spring. Consider adding these things to do in Pure Michigan to your spring travel bucket list.
1. Pick (and Taste) Morel Mushrooms
Locals are pretty tight-lipped about where to harvest Michigan's best morels. However, you can learn mushrooming secrets at the annual Mesick Mushroom Festival, a favorite for its guided morel hikes. There is also Boyne City's National Morel Mushroom Festival, which focuses on dining, allowing visitors to dig into area chefs' morel-themed creations. Boyne's festival is May 16-19. Here is the full list, and Avalanche Bay Water Park also gets a mention in #16.
Here is the Mushroom Festival website with a full list of four days worth of events, including the Morel Festival Craft Beer Block Party, organized by the Boyne Chamber on May 16 on South Lake Street, and the competitive hunt, Taste of Morels and live music from Yankee Station in the tent on May 18th. The Guided Hunt (Friday) and Competitive Hunt (Saturday) advance registrations are closed, but Guided Hunt registrations will be taken after 3 p.m. in the festival tent on Friday and Competitive Hunt registrations will be taken from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Boyne City High School
MOREL FESTIVAL PUB CRAWL is a new festival event this year is the Morel Festival Pub Crawl on Friday night, and the Great Morel Giveaway is back at 4 p.m. Saturday. See story below for details on the 9 participating pubs.
Jedi Mind Trib
Jedi Mind Trip
MUSHROOM MUSIC - The Boyne Chamber has booked high-energy band Jedi Mind Trip to play at the Craft Beer Block Party, and the Festival Committee has booked Northern Michigan band Yankee Station to play Saturday night in the festival tent in Veterans Park. Jedi Mind Trip plays classic rock and some dance tunes, mostly from the 70s and 80s. Band members live in the Saginaw/Midland/Bay City area. Feature story.
Taste of Morels includes 13 great area restaurants on Saturday
Participating restaurants have been announced for the The Taste of Morels, one of the premier events of the Boyne City Mushroom Festival. Thirteen area restaurants and chefs provide morel-infused delicacies in the heated festival tent in Veterans Park from 12-3 p.m. Saturday, May 18th. Admission is $10, which includes 5 food tickets and a Saturday evening concert ticket!) You can purchase additional taste tickets to choose the tastes you want. Beer and  wine is available. Here are the participating restaurants:
BC Pizza
Beach House at Boyne Mountain
Bella Vita
Boyne City Tap Room
Cafe Santé
Everett's at Boyne Mountain
Forty Acres Tavern at Boyne Mountain
Lake Street Pub
Pigs Eatin' Ribs
Red Mesa Grill
Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen
The Strand @ Sommerset Pointe
The Venue Sports Bar at BC Lanes
New Visitors Guide promotes Boyne Area 20,000 times
Visitors Guide The Boyne Area Chamber's new Visitors Guide/Business Directory will arrive tomorrow, Friday, featuring a photo of kayakers on Lake Charlevoix with downtown Boyne City in the background. 
The Chamber will distribute 20,000 copies of the new guide to members, highway Welcome Centers and high-traffic locations around Northern Michigan. "We encourage our members to keep the guide handy and to support the businesses and organizations listed in it," said Chamber Executive Director Kim Akins. Every Chamber member business and organization is listed in the publication.
The publication was produced by Harbor House Publishers in cooperation with the chamber. It is also available as a digital magazine, which 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. Help us promote local businesses and the Boyne Area by spreading the word.  Why not include this link as part of your email signature?

The Chamber office wants your brochures!
Chamber members, the summer season is nearly upon us and we need your most current brochures, rack cards, and business cards! Please drop off up to 25 of your promotional handouts to our new location, 115 Lake Street, Suite A. While you are here, you can grab some copies of our 2019 Member Directory and Visitor Guide.
Boyne Triathlon Boyne City Triathlon - Duathlon
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Peninsula Beach, Boyne City, MI
EVENT SUMMARY:  USA Triathlon Certified Races
Olympic Triathlon: 1,500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run
Sprint Triathlon: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
Sprint Duathlon: 5km run, 20km bike, 5km run
Events can be completed INDIVIDUALLY or as a RELAY team.
EVERY ATHLETE RECEIVES:  A custom gear bag, finisher medal, finish line photo, post-race meal from on-site food trucks including Happy's Taco, Cheese and Co., and K&J Grill. More options and swag being finalized daily.
Join us for Charlevoix State Bank ribbon-cutting this morning
Charlevoix State Bank Everyone is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Charlevoix State Bank at 11:30 a.m. today, Thursday, at their new location, 102 S. Lake St. in Boyne City. The bank operated a loan office in Boyne City for the past three years, and this month opened their full-service bank office in the space formerly occupied by Fifth Third Bank. Loan office manager John Cool managed the loan office and is now the manager of the new full-service office. The bank's move out of its loan office opened the way for the Chamber and Boyne City Main Street to move into adjacent offices in that location at 113 and 115 S. Lake Street.  Established in 1994, Charlevoix State Bank is the only community owned and operated bank headquartered in the Lake Charlevoix area. Their goal is "to develop long-term relationships with our customers and provide the friendly and personal service that is being lost in this era of banking mega-mergers."
Duck Race tix on sale; You could win $1,000 on 4th of July  
Duck race We're getting our ducks in a row in preparation for the Duck Race!  $10 tickets go on sale today for the Boyne Chamber's 31st annual Duck Race at 2 p.m. on July 4th in the Boyne River. You can purchase tickets at today's Craft Beer Block Party or - after that - visit the Chamber office at 115 S. Lake Street, Suite A. You can also buy duck tickets at Evenings at the Gazebo concerts in Old City Park.
On July 4th, dozens of spectators will be watching and cheering as up to 1,200 ducks float down the river to the finish line behind Lynda's Real Estate. Each ticket and duck is numbered, and the lucky owner of the fastest duck will win $1,000. Second prize is $250, third prize $100, and 4th through 10th prizes are $50 each.
> Thanks to our raffle ticket sponsor, Marty Moody of Lynda's Real Estate Service. Marty's sage advice: "Don't be a schmuck - Get your duck!" and he notes that duck racers shouldn't wait until July 4th to buy their tickets as only 1,200 tickets will be sold, and they could be sold out in advance.
Boyne City Farmers Market Summer Grand Opening is May 25
Farmers Market
The Farmers Market moves outdoors this Saturday.
The Boyne City Farmers Market will hold its summer grand opening on Saturday, May 25th from 8 a.m. to Noon in Veterans Park. The market will be unveiling a new layout, with over 60 vendors confirmed for the 2019 season. Bob Fawcett will be the featured musician, courtesy of Blissfest and Grain Train.
"We are so pleased to be back outside, and look forward to a busy summer filled with fresh, local produce and more," Angelika Rasper, Farmers Market Manager, said.
Get ready for the full summer season by shopping at the market this Saturday, May 18th during the National Morel Mushroom Festival. A small number of vendors will be set up along the sidewalk in Veterans Park along Lake Street.
The summer Boyne City Farmers Market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in Veteran's Park through mid-October. Watch for special dates featuring kids activities and the Boyne District Library Bookmobile.
> The Boyne City Farmers Market is a program of Boyne City Main Street. For more information, visit  the Market Facebook page or email
> BRIDGE CARD   and Double Up tokens are available at every market at the Market Manager's Booth. Match up to $20 in SNAP for fruits and veggies with Double Up Food Bucks.
> MARKET MUSIC, thanks to Grain Train and Blissfest:  May 25 - Bob Fawcett,  June 1 - Lindon,  June 8 - Dolph,  June 15 - Katherine Ryan,  June 22 - Linda Hammond,  June 29 - Pearl Street String Band.
City hosts Tuesday info session on development incentives
City of Boyne City The City of Boyne City will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, to discuss the possibility of using a new financial incentive tool to assist the developers of the Lake Street Lofts project. PA 210 is the law created by the State of Michigan creating a financial tool that can be considered for redevelopment projects, freezing the taxes on the properties involved at their pre-improved levels for a period of up to 10 years. After that time the tax levels increase to reflect the higher improved value of the property involved. It provides a financial incentive/tool to redevelop properties while not reducing existing tax revenues. While Boyne City has used similar tools to help developments downtown and in the Business Park this is the first time we have used this tool, which is why the city is holding this informational session. Here is a link to background information provided by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Planning commission considers 3 major projects Monday
Lofts on Lake Street
The Boyne City Planning Commission meets next Monday, May 20th and will be considering site plan reviews for the Surgery Center on Moll Drive and M-75 in the Business Park, the Lofts on Lake Street project on North Lake and State Streets, as well as a preliminary plan review regarding a possible expansion of Lakeview Village Mobile Home Park between North Lake and Park Streets.
This was one of a number of items reported during Tuesday's City Commission meeting. Some other highlights include:
+ Milling and resurfacing of North Lake Street between State Street and the Main Boat Launch is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 20 th . The road will remain open to traffic during the project.
+ Road maintenance projects are making good progress with the streets crushed quickly last week, Front Street receiving its base coat and the base coats on the other streets scheduled to be installed Wednesday. The project is scheduled to be completed before Memorial Day. 
+ The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has formally approved the up to $408,415 grant for the Pavilion project. They estimate it will take another 8 weeks or so to complete their required processes. The majority of the work will take place after Labor Day.
+ Last week work began in earnest on the improvements for Riverside Park. They are expected to be completed by the end of May.
First Morel Fest Pub Crawl features 9 stops, T-shirt and ticket
Pub Crawl T-shirt
Pub Crawl T-shirt
The first Morel Festival Pub Crawl includes special offers at nine local pubs this Friday night, May 17th. It's only $10 to be in the Crawl, and you get  you a pub crawl T-shirt and a ticket to the Saturday night concert in the festival tent. Reserve your shirt by calling Boyne City Hardware at 231-582-6532.Shirts are available for pick-up before 8pm Friday night; a limited quantity is available. Here are the participating venues:
* Long Road Distillers: $6 Polish Falcons (their version of the Moscow Mule)
* The Venue - BC Lanes: $2 Oberons + Food Specials, Tribe of Chiefs performs 8-11pm.
* Lake Street Pub: Morel & Asparagus Mac 'n Cheese + $3 Select Pints
* Boyne River Inn: Buy one, get one half off burgers + $3 Sangria.
* Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen: Pouring 1UP Mushroom Beer, brewed special for the Festival.
* Red Mesa Grill: Morel Features + Happy Hour 3-6pm.
* Cafe Sante: Morel Features + Happy Hour 3-6pm.
* Friggy's SOBO Pub: $2 Canned Domestic Beer + $1 Jello Shots.
* Pine Lake Lodge: Jelly Rolls Blues Band performs 8-11pm.
> Charlevoix County Transit will be running until last pickup at midnight. They recommend scheduling a ride in advance by calling 231-582-6900.
Great Morel Giveaway is Saturday at 27 downtown stores
Morel Giveaway Downtown Boyne City stores will be giving away morels and gift certificates on Saturday, May 18, during the Mushroom Festival. The 8th annual Great Morel Giveaway includes 26 businesses that give away one pound of morels each - or a gift certificate if morels are not available. There is no cost or purchase required to enter - simply register at any or all of the participating stores. Every place you register gives you another chance to win. If you register at all 27 businesses, you will have 27 chances to win. You must be present with identification to win. Register by 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Drawings begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, beginning at Freshwater Art Gallery, 217 S. Lake St., and proceeding to other businesses on Lake Street, Water Street and Park Street. Follow the " Morel Mob" from store to store for your chance to win the morels. For more information or to add your business to the list, call organizer Tony Williams at Freshwater Art Gallery, 231-582-2588.
> Participating businesses:
Lake Street Market
Friggy's SoBo Pub
Boyne City Tap Room
Freshwater Art Gallery
Forgotten Treasures
Lake Charlevoix Coffee
Lake Street Pub
Boyne Country Antiques
North Harbor Real Estate
Cafe Sante
Kidd & Leavy Real Estate
I love Boyne City
Boyne Arts Collective Gallery

En Vogue Salon
Water Street Cafe
Red Mesa Grill
Inspired Living
Boyne Country Provisions
Country Now and Then
Pat O'Brien Real Estate
Boyne City Hardware
Grain Train Market
Stiggs Brewey & Kitchen
Boyne Co-Op
Outdoor Beardsman
Boyne River Inn

Thanks to these sponsors, who make Stroll the Streets possible!
Thanks to these PLATINUM AND GOLD SPONSORS, who make our terrific Stroll The Streets summer program a reality starting June 14th:
Alpine Chocolat Haus
Barden Lumber
Blissfest Music Organization
Boyne City Hardware
Catt Development
Coldwell Banker
Eyes on Main
Kiwanis of Boyne City
Long Road Distillersd
Magnum Hospitality
Northern Michigan Escapes
O'Brien & Associates
Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau
Progressive Dental Care
> Also thanks to these
Van Dam Custom Boats
Boyne Yacht Sales
Boyne Boat Yard
Lake Street Pub
Country Now & Then/ Up the Lazy River
Forgotten Treasures Consignment
Kilwins Boyne City
Industrial Magnetics Inc.
inspired living
Paga Family Dentistry
> Download full-size poster including list of all entertainers on second page.
Parade and services planned for Memorial Day, May 27th
Veterans Memorial
Veterans Memorial in Veterans Park
Boyne City American Legion and VFW and the Boyne Area Veterans Memorial Committee will hold memorial services at local cemeteries from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 27. At 11:45 a.m. the veterans Memorial Day Procession will leave the American Legion Post, proceeding north on Lake Street to Veterans Memorial Park for services beginning at 12 noon. The Boyne City High School Band will perform, and all area veterans are invited to participate.
> Here is the schedule of the  cemetery visits:
8:00 A.M. - Memorial Park, Boyne Falls
8:25 A.M. - Memorial Park, Walloon Lake
8:50 A.M. - Evangeline Cemetery,  Evangeline Township
9:15 A.M. - Dyer Cemetery, Bay Township
9:55 A.M. - Lost at Sea, Veterans Memorial Park
10:25 A.M. - Advance Cemetery, Eveline Township
10:50 A.M. - Wilson Cemetery, Wilson Township
11:00 A.M. - Maple Lawn Cemetery, Boyne City
> Donations are welcome and can be made to Ron Crozier (231-675-6414) or George Lasater (231-582-7001).
City picks up leaves on Mondays, Fridays; Rubbish pickup soon
The city of Boyne City provides a city-wide leaf pickup service, now in progress, and rubbish pick-up starting May 22. 
LEAF PICKUP is on Mondays and Fridays from now through June 7, Please set bagged leaves curbside anytime after the first day of pick up, in biodegradable paper yard waste bags. City crews will pick up bags as time allows.
Brush will not be picked up curbside, but may be brought to the North Boyne Compost Site. You may haul your own leaves, either bagged in biodegradable bags or unbagged, to the compost site on Robinson Street, open seven days a week for your convenience.  They may NOT be left in traditional plastic trash bags. Yard waste details.
RUBBISH PICKUP is for larger items that cannot be disposed of with your household trash such as mattresses, furniture and light construction debris. These pickups will be:
> Wednesdays: May 22 & 29 and June 5  for areas including Main Street and south
> Thursdays: May 23 & 30 and June 6 for areas north of Main Street.
Blood drive
Boyne Mountain hosts blood drive today
Boyne Mountain will host a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16th in the Graz Room of the Mountain Grand Lodge. Donate blood and get a T-shirt that tells your community that you are a "Beacon of Hope," while supplies last. Appointments are preferred, call 866-642-5663 or visit the versiti Michigan Blood Center website.
Rotary Rotary plans open meeting Monday at Red Mesa
The Boyne City Rotary Club will hold an "open meeting" at 5:30 p.m. Monday evening, May 20th, at Red Mesa Grill. The public is invited to join us and learn how Rotary contributes to the Boyne community and how our service projects benefit people around the world. This meeting will take the place of the usual Monday morning meeting. The club holds an evening open meeting once a month, on the third Monday.
Electronics & hazardous waste drop-off June 7-8 near Charlevoix 
Electronics and hazardous waste collection will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 7, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 in the Charlevoix area. The spring event is typically held near Charlevoix and the September event is normally held in Boyne City, but the exact location will will be given out when scheduling reservation. Acceptable electronics and hazardous waste items include computers, TVs, appliances, tires, fluorescent light bulbs, oil-based paints, chemicals and lawn fertilizers. You can make a reservation online from May 28th-June 6th or by calling 231-547-7221 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on those days. Collection location information will be available during registration. Details.
Send us your news by Tuesday; Ads are available in June
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 1,200 people open our newsletter each week, and you can reach them with your advertising message and a link for as little as $50. We have ads available for June 6 and 20, plus other dates.
> SPREAD THE NEWS - We'd love to send you and your friends the weekly Boyne Business News. To subscribe, just  email us .
HELP WANTED                        Check the listings on our  Jobs Page
Looking for summer staff? Make a job posting!
Chamber-member businesses looking to hire summer staff are encouraged to post their jobs on the chamber website job posting page. You can do this with your member log-in with just a few simple steps. If you need assistance with your log-in, email

AVALANCHE BAY WATERPARK is having open interviews on Saturday, May 25th, 1-4 pm. You c an also visit  to apply. Avalanche Bay, the largest indoor waterpark in Michigan, is seeking fun and friendly people to join our lifeguard staff. Located at Boyne Mountain Resort, our waterpark is always 84 degrees and open all year, making it the perfect place to work and play. No experience necessary! Training classes are offered at Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark. Flier with details.

Castle Farms - Operations Staff and Garden Railroad Attendant
Bear River Health at Walloon Lake - several positions

We encourage Chamber members to list their openings on our Jobs Page.
American Vacuum
Paul Suda
1715 East Whitefeather Road
Pinconning, Michigan 48650
(989) 310-6933
ABOUT US: Aerus is a healthy home products company which markets and sells HEPA air purifiers and HEPA vacuums that are available to consumers only through authorized Aerus distributors. we also have allergy solutuions products and carpet cleaning machines which use the dri foam system ehich allows the carpet to dry in roughly one to two hours.

Chamber member benefits    |    Member application    |   Call 231-582-6222 or  email us
FUN, FOOD, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
Run (or walk) with your dog in Humane Society 5K on Saturday
Run for their lives
The Charlevoix Area Humane Society Benefit will host the "Run For Their Lives 5K" run and walk on Saturday, May 18 during the Boyne City Morel Mushroom Festival, raising funds for the shelter and its animals. Runners of all ages are invited to attend, as well as friendly canines. The course is out and back along Lake Charlevoix. The event starts at 8 a.m. with registration from 6:30-7:25 a.m. in Sunset Park behind the log cabin. Runners can also register in advance by filling out this form, emailing it to  and paying online here. The form can also be dropped off at the Humane Society office at 614 Beardsley St. in Boyne City. Cost to register is $20 for early registered runners, $25 on race day and $10 for children 12 and under. More information is here or call 231-582-6774.
H.O.G. sightings predicted for this summer in Boyne area
HOG Rally
Here's a scene from the last time the Harley owners visited in 2011.
The Great Lakes HOG Rally (Harley Owners Group) returns to Boyne Mountain Resort this July 18-20. Potentially 1000+ passionate Harley-Davidson riders will be coming to take in the beautiful scenery as they ride on various routes throughout the area and beyond. During their time here they will be visiting local businesses, restaurants, bars/pubs and scenic attractions. 
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS - All Rally participants receive a wristband to wear, so if you'd like to extend any special discounts or offers to them if they show you their wristband, you can place a FREE ad for your business (include a mention of the discount/offer) in the booklet that each attendee receives upon check-in. Come out to the Food Truck Rally on Thursday the 18th and watch them ride into Boyne City during a police-escorted ride by our very own Harley-riding police chief! Give them a wave if you see them on the road, or a handshake if you happen to see them around town!
> Follow the Rally on Facebook  and contact Mary Cusack at if you're interested in offering a discount and getting a free ad in the Rally Guide.
Arts Collective offers guided open studio art class
Jennie Kimbrough
Jennie Kimbrough
The Boyne Arts Collective is offering a guided open studio art class featuring instructor Jennie Kimbrough. A guided open studio class environment combines the benefits of private instruction with those of a group classroom environment. Bring your own materials and projects, and get individualized instruction for the work you want to create, all while making art in a group setting. You will be inspired by other artists' work and have the opportunity to share and collaborate with fellow classmates. Instruction will be tailored to your individual art practice, needs, and desire to learn. You get to create what you want to create, and Jennie will help you make it better. Bring all your own materials, including drop cloths or table cloths to protect the tables. Tables and chairs provided.
Sign up by June 1st in the Boyne Arts Gallery, 214 Water Street. Classes will be held on Wednesdays,  9:30am-12:30pm, from June 12th - August 28th, no class July 3rd or August 14th. Class fee is $27 per class, or $250 for the all 10 classes. See flier for more details.
> Jennie Kimbrough is an artist in Boyne City, who received her B.F.A. in 2004 from Missouri State University, and attended Wichita State University for graduate studies from 2005-2006. She has taught classes at Wichita State University, and through Center for the Arts in Houston, Texas. For further information visit or contact her at (832) 373-9774 or
Master Gardeners hosts Spring Plant Sale June 1 in Petoskey
MSU Extension Northern Michigan Master Gardener Association will be hosting its annual Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Gabriel Farm, located at 2800 East Mitchell Road, in Petoskey. A wide variety of perennials, herbs, ground covers and shrubs will be available at bargain prices. Master Gardeners have been digging and dividing their plants in preparation for this annual event, and because these home-grown plants are already acclimated to our Northern Michigan growing conditions there is no need to harden them off, just plant immediately. All plants have been state-inspected and certified.
In addition to the outdoor plants, a selection of houseplants will be for sale. A Garden Market Place will offer everything garden-related, from tools to books and from pots to planters. Horticultural information on Smart Gardening practices will be available, as well as refreshments and a make-and-take pollinator workshop for the kids.
Those attending the June 1 plant sale will have the opportunity to increase their garden knowledge at educational presentations planned throughout the day:
* 10 a.m. - Local Master Gardeners will share tips and tricks of plant division in live demonstrations.
* 11 a.m. - Nancy Cunningham will talk about "Native Plants That Are Good For The Lakeshore."
* Noon - Ashley Bruder of Ocqueoc will present information on growing, harvesting and drying herbs in her program titled "Making Herbs Accessible."
Other programs include a series of short videos in a loop on the biological impact of 5G and other wireless radiation, with related books and articles.
Proceeds from the Spring Plant Sale will go toward the Saturday, August 3, gardening seminar featuring Janet Macunovich at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey. Brochures will be available at the sale. For further information, contact Linda Caldwell at
MASTER GARDENERS SPEAK IN BOYNE CITY The Boyne Valley Garden Club hosts a panel of Club Master Gardeners who will talk about how to become a Master Gardener. Refreshments and social time begin at 12:30PM on Thursday, May 23rd at the Boyne District Library, followed by the meeting at 1PM. Guests are always welcome to attend.
Senior Center serves Wednesday dinners through September
Senior Center
Wednesday night dinners have begun at all Charlevoix County Senior Centers and will continue through September. The Senior Centers are open from 2-7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Wednesday Dinner is served from 5 to 6. Next Wednesday's dinner will include a Taco Bar, and there will be a Mother's Day lunch on Friday, May 10th. There is no lunch served at the Senior Centers on Wednesdays. We have also added some fun themes to our Wednesday Night, ask the Site Coordinator about what is being planned for your Senior Center location.
Lunch will continue to be served at the center on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The centers are now offering a Cold Plate menu item in addition to our hot meal item. Veggie Burgers are still available daily on demand and we are still offering Fish in addition to our hot meal every Friday.   Look at our menu calendars for details  on menus and programs.
The COA recommends taking Charlevoix County Transit because it is free for seniors, and they will get you there and back safely. 
Live music is included at 11:30 a.m. each Friday. 
Silver Screen Movie Club is held on the second Tuesday of the month.
> The Boyne Area Senior Center is located at 411 E. Division St., Boyne City, 231-582-6682.
> Senior Center Site Coordinator Deb Thompson is retiring. Job listing is here.
"A Universe of Stories" is Adult Summer Reading Challenge
Summer reading is not just for kids. At the Boyne District Library, summer reading for adults means finding great book selections in your inbox and enjoying great activities at your local library. RSVP to  or stop by and pick up a reading log. You are challenged to read 6 books this summer. Participants will receive an invitation to our summer celebration ice cream social on Thursday, August 8th and a cool travel mug.
The library is sponsoring a DIGITAL PHOTO CLASS Saturday, May 18 th at 10am with Assistant Youth Director Aaron Nemec. Learn how to download, save, crop, and edit your digital pictures. Bring your digital camera or phone, and a laptop or tablet device. Some devices will be available from the library to share. RSVP required.
WINDOW BOX & CONTAINER PLANTING CLASS. On Thursday, May 23 rd at 6pm, j oin Sydney Wormell (Upsy Daisy Floral) and us for this unique hands-on workshop. You bring the container, we will provide the soil. Annuals will be available for purchase, or you may bring your own plants. Class is free and RSVP is required. Class size is limited.
THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED Monday May 27 th  in observance of Memorial Day.
> INFORMATION for all BDL events and programs can also be found at . To RSVP (register) for any events: , choose Children, Teen, Adult and then select RSVP for the event from those listed.
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.  Registration is now open . Single registration is $110, and a foursome is $400, including green fees, cart rental, lunch, dinner and prizes. Single and team registrations are welcome. Thanks to our Lunch Sponsor -  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan . Other s ponsorship opportunities include:
Platinum Sponsor $2000
Gold Sponsor $1000
Silver Sponsor $500
Hole in One Sponsor $1000
Three Putt Sponsor $300
Tee Sponsor $100
Closet to the Pin Sponsor $100
Longest Drive Sponsor $100
Hole Sponsor $100
Gazebo concert schedule announced;  Black Diamond Broadcasting is our Presenting Sponsor
Black Diamond Broadcasting The Boyne Area Chamber has announced the 2019 schedule for its Evenings at the Gazebo summer concert series, presented by Black Diamond Broadcasting. The concerts are held in Old City Park on summer Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Here is the 2019 schedule:
June 19 - JM Duo - James Michael Duo, sponsored by Boyne Co-op True Value
June 26 - Calamity Jane - Theresa Wagner and Kathy McCoy
July 4 - No concert (4th of July festivities include live music/bands playing in Veterans Park.)
July 10 - Matt Gabriel, sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates
July 17 - Wyatt & Shari Knapp
July 24 - Mike Dhaseleer
July 31 - Full Cord, sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates
August 7 - Awesome Distraction
> 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
Fans coming from all over to see Paula Poundstone in Boyne City
Paula Poundstone
Why will ticket buyers from Kalamazoo to Ann Arbor, the Sault and  all over Michigan be driving to Boyne City next month? They'll be coming to see NPR comedian Paula Poundstone, who will bring her smart, observational humor and spontaneous interaction with the crowd to our community. Paula is a popular panelist on NPR's # 1 show, "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!" Acclaimed  by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 stand-up comedians of all time, she will be making her third appearance at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 29th.
Reserved seats are $40 and $45 for this  fundraiser event sponsored  by the Boyne Country Community Center are still available at or Boyne City Ace Hardware, 231-582-6533. Every weekend, Paula appears live in major cities all across the USA and Canada, and this is her only scheduled appearance in Michigan this year. Don't miss this opportunity to see this Las Vegas headliner when she comes to our beautiful Boyne City Performing Arts Center next month.

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
Mondays, 6-9 p.m. - Sean Bielby through May
Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. - May 21st - Holly Keller, 28th - Phillip McLellan
Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. - Pete Kehoe through May.

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

LIVE MUSIC - Friday, May 17 - Tribe of Chiefs, 8-11 p.m.

BOYNE CELTIC SESSIONS are  held once or twice a month on Sunday afternoons in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. The Celtic session next meets May 19 from 1-4 p.m. We invite the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music - free to the public. Anyone wishing to receive a PDF of the book we use to play our music is encouraged to contact Gaeyle at 231-883-7664.  

BOYNE CITY TAPROOM/PINE LAKE LODGE, 220 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 459-4487. 
$2 TUESDAYS are back. Stop in anytime on Tuesday for our bartender's selection of $2 pints, as well as $2 off any of our specialty menu items. This includes our famous Perch Basket, our seasonal Open-Face Hot Turkey Sami, and more.
LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY NIGHTS, 8-11 P.M. in the Pine Lake Lodge:
- May 17 - Jelly Rolls Blues
- May 24 - Yankee Station
- May 31 - BioMassive
> Weekend Brunch. 11-2pm with AYCE Pancakes
> Mother's Day Brunch Buffet 10am to 2pm. $15.95,   Ala cart brunch menu also available
> Every Saturday Night - Family Pizza Special in Pine Lake Lodge - 2 pizzas, Bread Rolls, Pop, $19.95.

BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000
HAPPY HOUR Boyne is featuring happy hour once again through the spring season at Forty Acres Tavern, Everett's, Trophy Room, and Apres Ski Pub every day but Saturday 4-6 p.m (*Apres ski pub Friday and Sunday only):
Half-off appetizers (dine-in only),  $5 draft craft beers,  $3 draft domestic beers,  $5 select glasses of wine,  $2 off specialty cocktails.

Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 6-9 p.m.
Thursday, May 16 - Charlie Reager
Friday, May 17 - A Brighter Bloom
Saturday, May 18 - Sean Bielby
Thursday, May 23 - Charlie Reager 7-10 p.m.
Friday, May 24 - Zeke Clemons, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, May 25 - Chris Calleja, 7-10 p.m.
Thursday, May 30 - Charlie Reager, 7-10 p.m.
Friday, May 31 - Chris Koury, 7-10 p.m.

The Beach House
Friday, May 17 -  Morel Fest Wine & Dine , with Nelson Olstrom. Seatings at 5:30 and 8 p.m. RSVP to the Chamber at 231-582-6222.
Friday, May 24 - David Cisco, 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, May 25 - Michelle Chenard, 6-9 p.m.
Sunday, May 26 - Holly Keller, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, May 31 - Syndi Kann, 6-9 p.m.

CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> WEEKLY SPECIALS: $5 pizzas (3 varieties) on Mondays, Italian Pasta Dinner for two for $25 including salad and Tiramisu to share on Wednesdays, and Moules (all you can eat mussels) and Frites or Pasta for $18 on Thursdays.
> Mondays ($5 pizzas), 6-9 p.m.: Nathan Bates through May 20.
Thursday, May 23 - 9th Anniversary Party featuring Pete Kehoe, 6-9 p.m.
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.:  M ay 17th - Nathan Bates, 24th - Michelle Chenard, 31st - Genna & Jesse.
Saturdays, 8-11 p.m .:   May 18th - Holly Keller, 25th - The Shifties.

FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588. Call to reserve concert tickets. 
June 1 - Lynn Miles and John Gorka, $35.

GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Single tickets are now on sale  for the  2019 Summer Season, " Where Passion Comes Alive."  Choose from a diverse lineup of events, from spectacular musical performances to stand-up comedy, to intellectual dialogue with engaging speakers.  For ticketing or event questions, contact the Box Office by phone at 231.439.2610 or by e-mail at
Upcoming Events
May 19 - LTCS Presents: 30 Years of Song
Some highlights of the summer schedule include:
May 26 - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
June 8 - An Evening with Judy Collins
June 29, 30, July 1 -  Million Dollar Quartet musical
July 5 - Michael Feinstein
July 28 - Grand Rapids Symphony
August 2 - Mitch Albom and Special Friends
August 24 - The Joffrey Ballet
Aug. 3, Sept. 1 - McKechnie & McArdle Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch

LAKE STREET PUB , 202 S. Lake St., Boyne City,  (231) 497- 6031.
> Pub Time- Monday-Friday , 4-6pm. $1 off  libations, many appetizers for $5 or less.
Mondays - Flatbread Pizza s  Mondays-Chef's Choice  Sp ecialty   Flatbread Pizza -  $10
> Tuesdays -  Burger & Brew -  Delux e  LSP Cheeseburger  and Domestic Draft for $8  all day
> Wednesdays -  Mastermind s Trivia  with Matt Hall   @ 7p m, $3 Drafts and $1  off libations for trivia players.
  - Wing Wednesdays- 6 wings for $8 or 12 for $15 . N ew  specialty sauce eac week.
> Thursdays - Reggae Thursdays - 4pm-close-  Groove to your favorite reggae and ragga hits w hile  enjoying  $2  Red Stripes  and  i sland- inspired food features. 
> Fridays - Fish Fry Fri days - 2 pieces of deli cious  John  Cross Fisheries Whitefish with  waffle fries and homemade slaw for $ 13.
> Saturd ays - Poker Karaoke with DJ Lang - 9pm. Every time you sing, you get a c ard, the singer with the  best poker hand at the  end of the night wi ns a $25 Lake Street Pub gift card  supplied by the DJ.

Lavender Hill Farm LAVENDER HILL FARM - 7354 Horton Bay Road North, Boyne City,  231-582-3784. 
Individual show tickets for 12 concerts in The Series at Lavender Hill Farm are now available for purchase. Seat selection takes place at the time of purchase now, so log in and choose your seats. Visit our website for more information about The Series, ticketing and the musicians. The Moxie Strings open The Series on Saturday, June 22nd.

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.:
May 21 - Project 6
May 28 - Crosscut Kings

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.
Thursday, May 16 - Grayson Barton, 7 p.m.
Friday, May 17 - Crosscut Kings, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 - Sean Miller and Lara Fullford, 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 19 - Blair Miller, 6 p.m.
Friday, May 24 - Holly Keller-Thompson, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 25 - Pistil Whips, 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 26 - Jeff Pagel, 7 p.m.
Friday, May 31 - Nelson Olstrom, 7 p.m.
Lifetree Cafe
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION - Possible responses to illegal immigration will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, May 19 at 6:30. The program, titled "An Immigrant in the Sanctuary: When Faith and Politics Collide," features a filmed interview with Rev. Mike Morran, whose church offered sanctuary to Arturo Hernandez Garcia, an undocumented immigrant. Garcia moved into the church basement knowing he faced immediate deportation should he leave the church building. Garcia also appears on camera. "Arturo has worked in the U.S. for over 15 years, and his wife and two daughters are here," Morran said of Garcia. "There are a lot of good reasons this man should be able to stay with his family." At this Lifetree episode, participants will have the opportunity to share their views concerning illegal immigration, immigration reform, and responding to undocumented immigrants.
> 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

CHURCH GARAGE SALE - Christ Lutheran Church in Boyne City is having a garage sale, May 17 & 18, from 8:30 to 4:30. Funds raised will be used for their parking lot. Accepting donations of items, Wednesday and Thursday prior to the sale. More details,all 231-582-9301.

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE at 120 Water Street, Boyne City - 156 sq. ft. All utilities + internet included. $300/month plus security deposit, one year's lease. Now available. Call 231-675-5014.
OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT - Downtown Boyne City, Front Street, this 1568 sq. ft. space includes multiple offices, conference room, handicap-accessible entrance. Includes 2000 sq. ft. of storage, and plenty of on-street parking. Rent is $1700/month. Call 231.675.9892 for more information. 
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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