May 26, 2020 

New online dashboard provides COVID-19 risk and trend data, helps inform MI Safe Start plan  
LANSING, Mich . – new, online dashboard  launched today that visually illustrates COVID-19 risks and trends in Michigan, providing residents with important information about the pandemic status where they live and work. 
Developed through a collaboration between the Michigan departments of Health and Human Services and Labor and Economic Opportunity and the University of Michigan, dashboard data is divided into Michigan Economic Recovery Committee (MERC) regions. 
MERC regions were developed by merging Michigan's Emergency Preparedness Regions and Michigan's labor sheds – the major areas of the state where people live and travel to work based on U.S. Department of Labor data – so that any outbreak resulting from a return to work could be handled effectively under public health laws. 
"The most important thing we can do right now is listen to the experts and follow the medical science," said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. "Our first responders have put their lives on the line during this crisis, and we owe it to them to get this right. This dashboard will provide us with the data we need to assess risk in different regions of the state so we can re-engage our economy safely and deliberately, while working to minimize the risk of a second wave of infections. The whole goal here is to help ensure we keep more people healthy and out of hospitals." 
The COVID-19 data displayed on the dashboard represents publicly available case, death and test data analyzed to determine overall level of risk and key trends. Graphs, numbers and trends provide a snapshot of how much virus is in a community, and whether it is increasing or decreasing. 
Risk levels were developed by MDHHS and the U-M School of Public Health using guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, national Guidelines for Opening America and several other leading national organizations.  
"The risk levels tell us whether there is high, medium or low risk of COVID-19 spread in a community and can help highlight areas where more social distancing may be needed, or where vulnerable individuals should be particularly careful," said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health.  
The dashboard, designed and created by faculty at U-M School of Information and School of Public Health, presents risk and capacity indicators that inform implementation of the  MI Safe Start Plan . These indicators fall into three categories: epidemic spread, health system capacity and public health capacity. Each indicator displays a level of risk. These indicators, along with other epidemiologic information, inform the overall risk level for a region. It also incorporates on-the-ground knowledge, such as whether new cases of COVID-19 are localized to a single outbreak or represent communitywide spread.  
"The U-M team is very excited to build this dashboard for the people and State of Michigan," said Sharon Kardia, Ph.D., Associate Dean at U-M School of Public Health. "This precision public health dashboard is very unique as it clearly shows everyone why some regions can open up more rapidly than others." 
In addition to these risk and capacity indicators, other considerations such as the availability of mitigation measures, the risk posed by certain activities and other economic factors also inform decisions under the MI Safe Start Plan.   
To learn more, visit
Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at  and .  
Antrim County creates the Antrim Promise to support local businesses

ANTRIM COUNTY, Mich. – Antrim County, along with several local organizations, is working on a recovery plan, entitled Antrim Promise. The plan is being organized for area businesses as we all recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shutdowns.

Teaming up with the Antrim County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), local Downtown Development Authorities (DDA), as well as Chambers of Commerce from Elk Rapids, Bellaire, Mancelona, Central Lake and Ellsworth/East Jordan, the Antrim County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be providing the plan to all Antrim County businesses.

“It is critical at this time that we are all working together, unified in mission,” said Jeremy Scott, Antrim County PIO. “Each organization brings unique capabilities and perspectives that we need to serve local businesses and find a path to recovery.”

The need for a plan has become apparent as Area Chambers of Commerce have reported up to 71% of their members having to shut down during this time. And with so much information and so many resources, concise and relevant guidance will be necessary as businesses navigate health, safety and financial concerns.

“Whether they had to close or not, businesses are wondering how they get their business up and running,” Said Shelley Dennis, EOC Liaison Officer. “They want guidance and they want to know where and how to get supplies.”

The Antrim Promise will start with the EOC offering PPE Readiness Packs, which will include hand sanitizer, gloves, cloth face masks (enough to outfit each employee with two), and KN95 masks (for qualified businesses). Additional, individualized, needs can be requested and will be fulfilled according to availability.

The Antrim Promise supply request form: S UPPLY REQUEST

Shop your favorite foods--fresh produce, meat, fish, honey, syrup and so much more--just as you always have! This summer will be a little different: please send only one shopper per family, wear a mask, and follow distancing and traffic flow guidelines. We look forward to welcoming you back to Farmer's Market!

Resources for Michigan Businesses During COVID-19
Click on the link Provided for a list of resources and information for Michigan businesses during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. We will continue to update this page as more resources become available. If you have any questions or wish to speak to MEDC directly, please call 888.522.0103.

COVID-19 Small Business Support Webinars

Register for webinar

May 27, 2pm
Reopening Your service Based Business

May 28, 11am, Financial Management
May 29, 2pm, Conversations: Cyber Security-Webinar
Revive & Thrive: Reopening Retail
May 27 Webinar 
NORTHWEST LOWER, MI –Join the Northwest Michigan SBDC and the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce for a webinar on Revive & Thrive: Reopening Retail on Wednesday, May 27. The webinar is being held from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm online. The event is co-sponsored by the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC), Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, and Networks Northwest.
This webinar will feature Meegan Holland, Vice President of Communications and Marketing with the Michigan Retailers Association who will address the logistics of reopening your retail store or small business. Meegan will discuss ways to reconfigure your store, manage employees, deal with vendors, and reach out to customers with safe distancing and safety in mind. Northwest MI-SBDC Regional Director, Annie Olds, and Business Consultant, Joni Krolczyk, will be available for additional questions and answers following the presentation as well.
There is no charge to attend the training, but pre-registration is required at in order to join the webinar. For more information, contact the SBDC at  or 231-929-5060.
MI Wish Grants  
Grants to Small Businesses for Safety Equipment

  Do you need special lifts for residents or patients? 
Do you use special roofing equipment, scaffolding?
Do you own your own business, or work for a small business?
Do you have other safety equipment needs?  
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration is offering mini grants for safety equipment. These grants are being offered to small businesses. Grants will fund the purchase of equipment and can cover the cost of training on the use of the equipment.  
If you work at, or own your own small business and are in need of safety equipment.....check out link above.
Click on list below for all sites that have the up to date information on COVID-19 and Business Assistance.

Lists are now available on website:


To help Michiganders receive unemployment benefits as a result of COVID-19, the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency has developed a schedule for workers to file for benefits based on the first letter of their last name. Visit to file your claim.
Over 50,000 critical job openings are available. Apply at !

Business re-opening guide, playbooks, and resources
As businesses prepare to reopen, there are several guides to help. We will update the list as we receive information. 
Click to read: May Newsletter

Prepared by the U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
COVID-19 has impacted every business differently. Every business will face tremendous challenges as our nation begins to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps your business will need to take to reopen as restrictions are lifted across the country and your business prepares for the "new normal." 

Tuesday, May 26 ~ 6:00 p.m.
Regular Planning Commission Meeting to follow immediately.

Monday, June 1, 2020 7:00 p.m. Village Council Meeting
THANK YOU to everyone for an extremely successful social distancing food drive.  The Elk Rapids Community Cupboard is full thanks to you. And, so many generous donations has ensured the cupboard will continue to serve those who need assistance for the foreseeable future.  We are accepting new clients so if you are aware of anyone who needs help please ask them to contact Pam Coleman at 847-445-8239.

Donations can also be mailed to:
P.O. Box 572, Elk Rapids, MI. 49629. 
We also have a donation box outside First Presbyterian Church at 404 Spruce Street, Elk Rapids. 

ACTS Food Pantry
Open: Tuesday 5:00 -7:00 p.m.
Wed 1:00- 4:00 p.m.
Sat 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m

ACTS now has call-ahead-to-order (231) 267-3002 curbside delivery in place along with a maximum effort to protect our workers and clients. We still can use other able-bodied volunteers to help. If you can do this, please call Carol Hockin at 231-492-6952.

We truly appreciate what you can send to keep our Pantry open. ACTS -- Working Hard To Help People in Need
The Good Samaritan Food Pantry is open for curbside/drive-thru pickup:
(231) 588-2208

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 1:30 p.m.

We have changed things to help protect our staff and community, as we now offer a drive thru service to receive food, and baby items (diapers, wipes, formula, food, etc.). If baby items are needed beyond the basics please call (231) 588-2200. We are doing our utility and emergency assistance through phone by calling (231) 588-2208. One thing we are in need of is bar soap to hand out with our food boxes.

Local 211 - An Information and Referral service which is available 24/7. If you need assistance with paying bills, seniors, utilities, food, and other essential services please dial 211 on your phone and follow the prompts.

United Way of Northwest Michigan has launched a website where you can step forward to volunteer; background checks will be conducted and once completed, United Way will connect volunteers with opportunities. See this link:
As Businesses Re-open....

  • Please Be Patient.

  • Let's All Work Together.

  • Support Local Business.
  • As businesses re-open, please follow their guidelines for social distancing, sanitary procedures, and safety measures.
  • Some places might not be ready to fully open yet. Give them time to rebuild their stock and supplies.
  • Some businesses may feel uncomfortable with opening fully and may remain closed for awhile or continue with curbside service ~ respect their decision.
  • They may not be able to operate at full person capacity.
  • Service may be a little slower until getting fully staffed.
  • Be Positive ~ Better days are coming!
  • Be Patient and respectful.
We are happy you are here and thank you for your patronage. Please do your part to stay safe and keep Elk Rapids open!

As Elk Rapids and Antrim County begin reopening retail, restaurants, and other allowable activities on Friday, May 22, 2020 (as authorized under Executive Order 2020-92), residents and second homeowners are asked to Stay Safe to Stay Open. Continuing to keep our community safe by honoring Our Commitment to Community.

As you enter our Elk Rapids Community, you are confirming that you are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms and that you agree to follow the above Commitments.

Together, we can be a model for the State of Michigan and allow economic recovery in our region, without risking the health of our residents or capacity of the regions’ healthcare system. We are all dependent on one another to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
Best practice before going out is to check a business' facebook page or call. Please notify us with any changes or additions.

Governor Whitmer Reopens Auto Dealerships and Retail Businesses by Appointment, Authorizes Nonessential Medical, Dental and Veterinary Procedure


Corner Drugs (231) 264-8033
Please call in all orders, prescriptions, and retail
Curbside pick-up, mail, or home delivery ONLY
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 - 12:30 | 1:30 - 5:00
Saturday, 9:00 - 2:00 p.m. see Facebook page

Crystal Lake Clinic (231) 264-9060 Open
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 - 5:00 CALL FOR APPOINTMENT ~ Video Chat also Available
Please call when you arrive for your appointment. Wait in your car until a staff member comes out to get you. Masks are required and hands will be sanitized at the back door. We are not using our waiting room. Follow up visits are scheduled while patient wait in their room and then escorted out the back door.

Elk Rapids Medical Clinic (231) 264-0700 WALK IN NOT AVAILABLE!
Open for our patients during this time by appointment only in Elk Rapids and Traverse City locations. Please all with any questions and to check hours.
Hours: Traverse City Mon - Fri 8-5  231.935.8346
Elk Rapids Mon - Thur 8-5, Friday 8-12 231.264.0700
Televisits and phone visits are sometimes appropriate as well.

Elk Rapids Physical Therapy (Mary Free Bed Rehab) (231) 264-6682
Hours: Mon-Thur-5pm,~Fri 8-12pm
Tele-Health Therapy available, Please call ahead for appointment

Elk Rapids Primary Care (231) 264-0399 PLEASE NO WALK-INS
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30 - 3:00, closed on Friday, closed for lunch
Please phone ahead see Facebook page for detailed instructions
As concerns about Coronavirus (Covid-19) circulate throughout our country, let it be known that we at Elk Rapids Primary Care are here for you. Continue Reading

Healthy Beginnings Chiropractic (231) 938-3830
Open for appointments
Call for any emergency needs.

Hufford Vision & Eye Care (231) 264-2020
Closed, Call Dr. Hufford 231-675-9646 for ocular emergency or medical eye concern. see Facebook Page

Dr. Lints Orthodontics (231) 922-7210
Closed, call for emergency see Facebook Page for updates

MI Family Chiropractic (231) 498-2128 or (231) 350-8892
please call for appointment Mon-Thurs 9:00-5:00 see Facebook Page

Munson Medical Center (231) 935-5000
Call your healthcare provider first, for guidelines, visit:
Facebook Page: MunsonMedicalCenter

River Pharmacy (231) 264-8165 Please call in your ahead
Hours for curbside Pickup: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:30 closed from (12-1), Sat. 9-1
Call when you arrive

Torch Chiropractic (231) 307- 4200 Elk Rapids (231) 331-7010 Rapid City
Open Monday and Thursday, Please call for an appointment first, or go to the website to request an appointment visit or
List of Restaurants/Markets   offering take-out and delivery:
Changes are happening continually
Best to call ahead before heading out.
Many restaurants are requiring or recommending reservations. Seating will only be 50% capacity for now.

Blue Water Bistro   (231) 331-6262, Option 1
Hours for dining and take-out:
Mon 11am-8pm, Thurs -Sat 11am-10pm Sun 4:00-8:00 p.m.
See  Facebook Page   for menu and specials
Torch Lake Pizza -pizza, subs, appetizers, salads, and specials
Blue Pelican Inn   (231) 544-2583
Hours for dining, take-out, and delivery: Wed-Sat 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Menu: Limited see   Facebook Page   for Menu
4-5pm reserved dining for seniors
Cellar 152   (231) 264-9000
Hours for dining, take-out and delivery: Thurs-Sat Noon- 8:00 p.m.
Sun Noon-6pm Menu: most menu items.  Facebook Page
View Menu and order food, beer, wine, and more Online  HERE
Chang Express   (231) 264-9140
Hours for dining and take-out:
Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sat 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Menu: Regular
Chef Charles Pizza   (231) 264-8901
Hours: Tues - Sat 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Please call ahead for carryout orders
Cone Corral   (231) 264-6880
This week-end cones, flurries, and sundaes! 🍦
Hours for curbside pizza & salads service only: Mon- Sat 4-8 p.m.
DIY PIZZA KITS, dairy free and GF available, see  Facebook page   for specials
Menu: Phone in orders only and payment over the phone
Eastport Market  (231) 599-2507
Hours: Sun-Thur 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Fri & Sat 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
CurbsideService available, see  Facebook page   for menu & instructions
Wed-Thurs 12-7pm, Fri-Sat 12-9pm Inside, curbside & delivery
Menu: Pizza, liquor, beer, snacks see Facebook Page for updates
Ethanology Distillation (231) 498-2800
Open Hours Fri-Sat 1-11pm, Sun 12-5pm
Music on Saturdays
Order online   and schedule patio pickup
See  Facebook Page   for updates

Farmer White's (231) 632-1500
Call to pre-order pies and baked goods (a days notice is needed at this time please). Jams, canned products, frozen cider, and more! Call (231)632-1500 for pick up, Tues.-Sat. 10am-4pm
Flour Pot Bakery   (231) 264-9732
Hours for window service:
Wed ,Thurs & Fri 6:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Sat & Sun 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Menu: Call to order, see  Facebook Page   f   or menu
Friske Farm Market  (231) 599-2604
Hours for curbside: Mon-Thurs 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Fri-Sat 9:00a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Menu: See website:   for details. Essential items available.
Everything you need in one stop! Please call ahead to place your take-out order for pick-up or curb-side service.
Harbor Cafe (231) 264-8700 or (586) 863-2431
Hours: Thurs - Sun 8:30a.m. - Noon Breakfast only Curbside pickup only
See website for menu:
S ee Facebook Page   for details

Ice Cream Peddlers (231) 264-6866
Hours: 12-9 pm Daily
King Orchards  (231) 544-6479 M-88 Mkt (231-) or 264-0715 US 31 MKT
Call to pre-order or order on-line
Hours for store & curbside service: Mon-Sat 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sun 10-4
Menu: see  Facebook Page   for items list
Lochenheath Restaurant (231) 938-9800
Wed - Sun Dining Room 11:30-3:30/5:30-8 pm
See  Facebook Page   for updates
McGee's No. 72   (231) 421-8800
Hours for intakeout & curbside service Daily 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m
See  Facebook Page   for menu and BOGO specials & updates
Pearl's   New Orleans Kitchen (231) 264-0530
Hours for inside dining or take-out Daily 11:00 am - 10:00 p.m.
Menu: Regular including specials See   Facebook Page   or
Pelican's Nest   (231) 533-9000
Hours for take-out and delivery: Tues-Sat 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Menu: Limited, see  Facebook Page   for menu

Planetary Coffee (231) 632-4997
Thurs-Mon 9am-2pm take out and curbside Service
Call or visit: to place order
Providence Organic Farm  (231) 599-2020 best to order online
Store Hours: Tues-Sat 9am-5pm Call to place order or order on line
Curbside Pickup only for now.
Order online:  Providence Farm Online Order   see  Facebook Page   for details
Reflect Bistro   (inside Cambria Hotel) (231) 778-9110
Hours for dining & curbside pickup: Sun-Thur 7am-9pm, Fri-Sat 7-11pm
Menu: Regular + Happy Hour menu 4-7 p.m. see  Facebook Page   for specials
Royal Farms   (231) 599-3222 Please call ahead to place order
Hours for store & pick-up: Mon - Sat 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.Sun 9-6 p.m.
Menu: apples, pies, cherry products, and beverages
and also essential items available, please call for list.
Or order  ONLINE HERE .
Tasting Room Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Shorts' Brewing Pub   (231) 498-2300
Hours for take-out and beer delivery: Every day 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Menu: Regular  Facebook Page   for menu and specials

Short's Pull Barn (231) ext. 101
Fri 12-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-9pm

Siren Hall (231) 264-6062
Curbside or Patio pickup Tues-Thurs 3-7pm
Friday, and Saturday from 3-8pm
To-go and Curbside Pick-up ONLY
See Facebook Page for updates
T.J. Charlies   (231) 264-8819
Hours for inside dinig & take-out: Mon-Sat 7:00-3:00, Sun 7:00-1:00
Now Offering Dinner Takeout - Fri and Sat, Call by 6pm for pickup or delivery.
Friday: Cod Fish Basket w/fries & Slaw $7.50 + tax
Saturday: BBQ Chicken $8.95 or BBQ Ribs $9.95 + tax, includes potato & slaw
Menu: Regular Call for daily specials
The Local   (231) 498-2190
Hours: Tues-Sunday 7 am - 2pm
Patio, inside dinig, & Take out ~ See  Facebook page   for specials & updates

Torch Lake Beer Co. (231) 331-6214
Hours: Tues-Sun 8am-11pm
See Facebook Page for updates
Torch Lake Cafe   '    (231) 599-1111  Delivery service now available
Hours for dining, take-out & gift certificates: Mon-Sun 11:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Menu: See  Facebook Page   for menu and specials
Essential items also available
Town Club   (231) 264-9914
Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00-Midnight Sun 12-12, Daily ~ Front entrance only
See  Facebook Page   for Take out Menu
Townline Ciderworks (231) 883-5330
Hours for to go orders: Fri 2-7pm, Sat 12-7pm -Sun 12-5pm
See  Facebook Page   for updates
Undertoe Farms   (231) 342-7451 or
Call about delivery see  Facebook Page
Order online:  Undertoe Farm online order
V i llage Market - Central Lake (231) 544-3300
Hours: Sun-Thur 8am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8am-9pm Seniors 8-10am  
Village Market- Elk Rapids (231) 264-5629
Hours: Sun-Thur 8:00am- 9:00pm, Fri-Sat 8-10 8-10 for Seniors
Village Market - Rapid City (231) 331-6111
Hours: 8:00am- 8:00pm Daily 8-9am for Seniors
see  Facebook Page   for updates
Curbside service for all 3 stores:Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Waters Edge Market (231) 264-5511
Hours 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sun 8-1pm , see  Facebook Page   for details
Waterfire Vineyards   (231) 498-2753
Hours: Thurs Sun 12-7pm
Pick up order upon request any day of the week, order  on line
Menu: Regular see  Facebook Page   for update-

Shop online. Buy gift cards. Support Local!
List of open businesses. Please follow    ALL    your favorites on social media 👍
Adams Madams   (231) 544-2770
Tues-Sat 10:00-5:00 p.m., Sun 12-3pm
See  Facebook Page   for details
Alden's Mill House   (800) 226-5481 OPENING JUNE 5
Order on-line or order for store pick-up
See  Facebook Page   for updates
Alden State Banks (231) 264-6900
Lobby closed, Drive thru open Mon-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Fri 8:30 - 6:00,
Sat. 9:00 a.m. - Noon Call to schedule an appointment
Altonen Orchards (231) 264-8052
Greenhouse is open daily 9 am - 6pm
See  Facebook Page   for updates
Bayfront Beach and Bike (231) 313-8268
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm,
Curbside drop and home delivery available
see    Facebook Page       for details

Blue Owl Antiques (231) 709-0412
Hours: Wed-Sat 11-4, Sun 11-4
See Facebook Page for updates
Bodywise    (231) 264-6688
Classes on Zoom!
see    Facebook Page    for details
Chemical Bank (231) 264-8160 REDUCED HOURS
Lobby Hours by appointment ONLY
Reduced hours starting 4-6-20 Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat 9-12
Corner Drugs    (231) 264-8033
Please call in all orders, prescriptions, and retail
Curbside pick-up, mail, or home delivery ONLY
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 - 12:30 | 1:30 - 5:00
Saturday, 9:00 - 2:00 p.m. see    Facebook page
Elk Lake Floral    (231) 264-8188
Greenhouse is OPEN! Mon-Fri 8-5, Sat 9-4, Sun 10-2
Please call ahead if you need curbside service.

Elk Rapids Antique Market (231) 264-9192
Opening Thurs. May 28 11:00am-5:00 pm
See Facebook Page for updates
Elk Rapids Yoga Flow    (231) 463-4556
Free online zoom classes
Book classes on website:
Fifth Third Bank (231) 264-5621
Beginning Sat. 3/21 Lobby Closed, Open by appointment
Drive-thru Hours: Mon-Thur 9-5, Fri 9-5:30, Sat 9-12
Gill-Roys Hardware Elk Rapids (231) 264-8457
Gill-Roys Hardware Torch River (231) 322-4600
Call ahead phone orders are accepted
Hours for both stores: Mon-Sat 8:00 - 6:00 | Sun 10:00 - 4:00

Gingersnaps (231) 264-8922
See Facebook Page for updates
Harbor Antiques (231) 264-6850
Hours 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm Daily
Call for a special appointment (231) 313-1436
Harbor Flooring (231) 264-0200
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-2
Curbside pickup of samples available
Michigan Lake Products   (231) 264-8002
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm
Mobil Station - EZ Mart (231) 264-6200
Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. DAILY
Call for Subway and Lucky Louie Pizza Hours

Mullaly's 128 Gallery (231) 264-6660
Hours: Thurs-Fri-Sat 12-4pm
See Facebook Page for updates

Nature Connection (231) 709-7329
Hours: Thu-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4pm
See Facebook Page for updates
Now & Then (231) 498-2410 Masks now available
Open for curbside pickup
See    Facebook Page    for hours
Pine Hill Nursery  Kewadin (231) 599-2824 TC (231) 941-1808
GreenHouses Now Open Curbside service available.
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Kewadin: 9-10am for at risk shoppers
see    Facebook    for ordering and pickup details
River Pharmacy    (231) 264-8165 Please call in your ahead
Hours for curbside Pickup: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:30 closed from (12-1), Sat. 9-1
Call when you arrive. See  Facebook Page   for updates
Send Brothers Farm Mart (231) 267-9010
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 - 5:30, Sat 8:00 - 3:00
Call ahead orders and curbside pick up available see    Facebook Page
Shell Station on Ames Street (231) 264-5990
Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. DAILY

Swift Audio & Automation (231) 264-0054
Mon - Fri 9am-5pm call for appointment
see Facebook Page for updates
Tinker Tailor (231) 409-7498
If you are interested in ordering a mask from Tinker Tailor, see
Facebook Page    for mask details and send a private message or
text message to 231-409-7498
Tiny Traveling Boutique Shop OnLine
Curbside pickup Hours: Thur-Mon 11-3pm
Shop online, curbside pick up available
$5.00 flat rate shipping.
All Essential workers receive 20% off the whole month of May
Send Tawny your receipts and she'll send you the promo code!
See  website  for ALL up to date information. 

Traverse Bay Farms (877) 746-7477
Hours for curbside service Mon-Fri 11-6
See Facebook Page for updates

Twisted Fish Gallery (231) 264-0123
Hours Mon-Sat 10am-5pm * Shop online
Private appointments available * See Facebook Page for updates
U.S. Post Office
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 - 4:30, closed 12:30-1:30 for lunch
Sat. 8:30 - 10:30
Wildflower Soapworks (231) 264-8000
Hand Sanitizer spray available
Pick-up Hours Mon, Wed-Sat 11am-4pm
Online orders see   Facebook    Page for updates
We here at Michigan Lake Products want to do our part to help stimulate the economy and to help those in need. Not just for us, but also for other families that are struggling during this time. At the same time, we want to provide incentives to our customers that gives then the ability to purchase our products at a reduced cost! We are offering significant discounts for orders received from now through May 31st, 2020. Michigan Lake Products will donate 10% of the total amount of discounts given thru this program from April 15th thru May 31st, 2020. This money will be given to local food bank organizations that aid families in this time of need.
Sounds like a win-win for everyone!
    - Receive a 10% discount with a 50% deposit received by May 31st, 2020 OR receive a 12% discount with a 75% deposit received by May 31st, 2020.

  - Gorilla Dock and Classic Dock Systems (includes dock supports, post covers and end caps)
  - Dock accessories including: Ladders, RGC Steps, Benches, Kayak and Paddleboard Racks
  - RGC and Craftlander Boat Lifts. Does not include canopies, drive motors or accessories.
  - Wolf Decking and Accessories.
  - MLP Vinyl Railing and Aluminum Railing Systems.
  - MLP Vinyl Fence Systems.

    - Discounts apply to materials only and do not include installation.
    - This offer covers all listed products noted above.
    - This discount program may not be sued in combination with any other MLP discount program.
    - Cancelled orders may be subject to charges for documented costs incurred by MLP.

Michigan Lake Products * 11456 South U.S. 31 * Elk Rapids * (231) 264-8002
Traverse City Horse Shows Announces Updated Dates for 2020 Show Schedule
Thorough COVID-19 Action Plan Will be Enacted to Protect Health of Participants

In order to keep the health and safety of its visitors a top priority as well as to remain in accordance with local regulations, the  Traverse City Horse Shows  (TCHS) team has elected to adjust the 2020 schedule, which will allow for the enactment of an enhanced  COVID-19 Action Plan  and the addition of another FEI-rated week. The new calendar of events will offer 11 weeks of riding, all of which will hold an FEI distinction, in addition to two World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) weeks during GLEF Weeks II and IV........ Continue Reading
This Mother's Day and the Month of May, Give The Gift of Beauty.
Purchase a $100 Gift Certificate and Receive 15% Off One Retail Item. 
Curbside & Delivery Options Available 
 A salon specialist is on hand to answer questions, take orders, and schedule pick-ups. Please contact us via phone or email.
Offer Valid: May 1 to May 31, 2020
Hairport Salon and Spa * 404 Bridge St. * Elk Rapids * (231) 264-8184
Online Shopping:
Tinker Tailor * 504 Bridge Street * Elk Rapids *
Our team has been hard at work building up inventory of our reusable/washable masks & we are ready to ship out to you. You can also pick up orders at 8980 Cairn Hwy, Elk Rapids.
If you’d like to buy any masks please contact our office at 231-264-8111
We have a variety of sizes: XS-XL. See Facebook Page for details.

Every day, I sit here at home, “teaching” via the internet; working on grant applications to keep us afloat and planning for next year’s reopening. I am also reminded daily of all those projects that I have put off until I get around to it. They are not much closer to completion than before the stay-at-home orders were implemented! Last Saturday, our Home Learning Opportunity was making a “round tuit”, also known as a round “tuit”.....
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Check us out daily on Facebook and the website ( ) for informal learning activities, photo memories, updates and more. We may also be reached via email ( or phone: 231.675.6025. Stay safe and keep in touch, everyone.
Newton's Road

See their Facebook Page for great home-school ideas

(231) 994-3684

May 28 6th-9th Grade 4:30 pm * May 28 K-5th 2:00 pm/10th-12th 4:30 pm
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Even our beloved swan is doing her part to stay safe 😷