Photo from Betsie Riverside Resort post
If you are missing Frankfort sunsets, views from the pier, and/or want to check out life on Main Street, though not the same as being there, perhaps the links below can help you escape for a bit.
Case Count, April 9, 2021
Positivity Rates
TC Region: 18.2%
Benzie County: 6.3%
Leelanau County: 8.4%
* Benzie-Leelanau Health Department
** Positive test results are reflected in the county of full-time residency In other words, if a person lives downstate or out of state but tests positive in Benzie, their number may not be reported in the Benzie numbers. However, Contact Tracing is conducted in the local area.
NOW VACCINATING ANYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND UP

*16 & 17 year olds can only get Pfizer
WHERE TO REGISTER FOR VACCINE
  • Veterans may contact the Veterans Administration for vaccine registration assistance. Call 1-800-406-5143.
  • Your family doctor or primary care provider office. If you need help finding a family doctor, please contact Munson Healthcare Find-A-Doctor at 231-935-5886.
  • Seniors without internet access can call 231-715-5557.
Complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Sign Up Form to register
 
Seniors can call the Aging Hotline at 231-715-5557 for information about where vaccines are currently available.

Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department has started scheduling individuals who registered on and before 1/12/2021.
TRAVERSE CITY TICKER REPORTEDD:

Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) will offer on-site COVID-19 testing in the main airport terminal for incoming passengers starting Wednesday, April 7.

The service is being provided courtesy of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in conjunction with the department’s Travel Points Testing Project, which focuses on testing for incoming travelers at ports of entry across Michigan. Testing is available to any TVC traveler passing through the terminal on the day of arrival with proof of travel (boarding pass or itinerary schedule). An antigen (or quick) test will be provided.

Tests are voluntary, provided at no cost, and performed on a walk-in basis. Patients are not required to have insurance to be tested. However, the law requires administrators to ask if a patient has insurance, with insurance information collected if the answer is yes.There is an approximate 30-minute timeline from test registration to results. The registration and collection process takes 15 minutes, with results being emailed/texted to patient approximately 15 minutes after sample collection.

Below is the initial testing schedule at Cherry Capital Airport, subject to change as flights shift heading into summer:
Sunday – 3pm to 11pm
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 2pm to 10pm
Thursday – Closed
Friday – 12pm to 8pm
Saturday – Closed
Munson Healthcare medical staff leaders urge all residents age 16 and up to get the COVID-19 vaccine and remind everyone to follow community health guidelines to help us get through this public health crisis. Once enough people are vaccinated we can start to put this trying, uncertain time behind us. Read more at https://bit.ly/2OtERla.

Questions about the vaccine? Talk to a nurse by calling 231-935-0951 seven days a week, 7 am – 11 pm, or visit https://bit.ly/31LiWJa for more information.

NOW OPEN - UPDATED HOURS
Mondy-Thursday, 6 am - noon & 1pm-7pm
Friday, 6 am - noon

We are excited to be offering Pilates & Yoga both in-person and virtually! Classes are included in your active BHHFC membership. Guests are welcome. Preregistration is required. For the health and safety of our community, members and staff, masking, class capacity limits and social distancing are required. A minimum number of participants are required for the class to meet. So sign up early!
Call us with any questions, 231-352-9661.
In-Person Pilates Classes start in April!

Mondays & Wednesdays 10:30 with Barb
Tuesdays & Thursday 9:15 with Shirley

In-Person Yoga Classes Available at BHHFC!

Mondays at 8am with Lauren
Tuesdays at 11:15am with Lauren
Fridays at 9:15am with Shirley

April 14: Zoning Board of Appeals @4:30pm

April 20: City Council @ 5pm

May 4: DDA @ 9am

May 10-May 13: Spring Cleanup

May 11: Planning Commission @ 5pm

May 13: Housing Commission @ 10am

May 18: City Council @ 5pm
In Case You Haven't Noticed:
M-22 between Lake St. (A&W) and 7th Street (blinking light) is closed for major renovations until end of October. Please give yourself extra time for detours.
Frankfort Farmers' Market

Saturdays, May 1 - Oct. 9
April 12: Board of Education @ 7pm at the Elementary School

April 21: Kindergarten Roundup

May 6: Spring Band Concert

May 10: Board of Education @ 7pm at the Elementary School

May 19: Extravaganza @ 5pm

May 31: No School
Next Meeting: April 13 @ 7pm

Board Meetings are now held IN-PERSON

May 1 & Aug 7: Crystal Lake Township Clean-Up Event at 650 Airport Rd., the Frankfort Dow Memorial Airport, in Frankfort. 
April 13: Board of Commissioners Mtg @9am & Committee of the Whole @ 1:30pm

April 27: Board of Commissioners @ 9am & Committee of the Whole @ 1:30pm

May 11: Board of Commissioners @ 9am & Committee of the Whole @ 1:30pm

May 25: Board of Commissioners @ 9am & Committee of the Whole @ 1:30pm
Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection

June 19th at Frankfort High School
9am-1pm

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED
THINGS TO DO
GET A JOB TODAY!

Many, many business and restaurants in the area are currently hiring. Check out their Facebook pages, websites and/or stop in your favorite establishment and pick up an application! Lots of different positions available.
GO FOR A RUN!
Wednesday Running Club

Meet at Five Shores in Beulah
at 5:30pm

ALL paces and experiences welcome. There will be a 3 and 5 mile route. We'll meet every Wed. and look to expand to a second weekly run starting in Frankfort.

Questions? Contact Asa Kelly at 231-871-0509
PLAY BALL!
MEET NEW PEOPLE!

We're Zooming Our Weekly Meetings and would love for you to tune in!

Wednesdays Noon-1 PM
Upcoming Speakers:

Apr 21, 2021 11:45 PM
Estate Planning

Apr 28, 2021 11:45 AM

May 05, 2021 11:45 AM
Paul Oliver Memorial Hostpital & COVID update

Jun 09, 2021 11:45 AM
Rotary Charities
WATCH A MOVIE!

Sunday At The Garden
Movie Series

Join us at 5:00pm on Sundays for a movie! Seating will be limited and socially distanced. Masks must be worn (when not taking a bite of delicious popcorn or sipping your favorite beverage)

April 11
April 18
April 25
PLAY GOLF!
Courses Are Opening!

Crystal Lake Golf: OPEN
Champion Hill: OPEN
Arcadia: OPEN
Interlochen: OPEN
Crystal Mountain: April 12
Pinecroft: May 1
GET READY TO GARDEN!

Crystal Gardens: OPEN 9-5:30 every day

Pleasanton Valley Greenhouses: OPEN M-F 9to5, Sat 9to3


Marvin's Garden Spot: Opening End of April


Greystone Gardens: TBD


Eden Hill Greenhouse: TBD

It's back! We're SO excited to announce the return of our Kentucky Derby Party Hat's and Horses Derby 2021! The event will take place on Saturday, May 1st. We're committed to pulling off a fun and safe event and we can't wait to see you all dressed up and back on the farm! Tickets include event admission, two delicious derby drinks, pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres, live music, a southern pig roast with all the fixins’, and much more.

Includes a fundraiser for COGNiTiON.
Need help getting your bike tuned up in time for spring? Bryan is your guy!
We are taking spring tune-ups now every day in our Frankfort store: Monday - Saturday 10-5 & Sunday 12-4.
You can also call us at (231) - 399 - 0329 to book now http://vlsm.io/2sAk

Frankfort Farmers' Market:
Saturdays beginning May 1

Elberta Farmers' Market:
Thursdays 8am-noon starting May 27
BACN's Super Donation Saturdays! We're pleased to again be able to accept donations of clean clothing, linens and small housewares such as dishes and pots and pans. Putting the items in plastic bags would be very helpful to our volunteers. Donations accepted Saturday from 9 a.m. till noon. Thank you for considering BACN for your donations of these items!
Beginning Thursday this week, we're pleased to welcome Mara from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services back into BACN. Mara will be here each Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. She can help people with applications for: Utility assistance, Medicaid and SNAP. To schedule a time with Mara, give us a call Thursday, 231-882-9544
We're getting ready to start in-person learning again at BACN! All the following services are free of charge. Need your GED? Basic academic help? Brush up on your resume'? Give us a call at 231-882-9544, and we'll provide the details.

GET YOUR MEALS VIA CURBSIDE PICK-UP! JUST CALL US 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE AT 231.525.0600 OR 231.525.0601. WE’LL BRING IT OUT TO YOU! AVAILABLE 11:30 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
The Benzie Senior Resource Center is collecting sweaters, fleece blankets, fabric, and notions. We are looking for sweaters in all sizes (preferably with some wool content), sweater vests, wool coats, wool fabric, fleece fabric, buttons, thread wool, and fleece blankets. These supplies will be collected to make mittens...this may be a virtual class or a YouTube video...but we are going to make this happen!

Drop off items in the bin outside The Gathering Place, Monday - Fridays - 9:00am - 1:00pm daily.

Call Susan for more information (231) 525-0601
GET CREATIVE!
Open Studio: 10am-4pm
Every Wednesday

Ceramics Open Studio
3:30pm-6:30pm
Every Thursday
Click the image to see all the great classes, events and exhibitions in 2021!
GALLERY HOURS
Mon -Thur 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Currently Closed on Sundays
Admission is free.
BENZONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY

PoWeR Book Bags
at BPL
 Request your bag(s) now!
Repeat orders are OK!
to sign up or call 231-882-4111 - FREE
Benzie County children can receive a bag and up to SIX free books for their
home library, simply visit www.benzonialibrary.org/power-book-bags
to sign up, or call 231-882-4111 for more information.
Thank You to the Advocates for Benzie County’s Education Task Force for
sponsoring this program for Benzie County children from pre-school on up.
Venture North Funding & Development is opening applications for the Regional Resiliency Program later this month.
Offering various level of yoga classes six days a week - currently virtually. Check out the schedule online.
 
Schedule is subject to change at any time. Please RSVP to confirm.
Please contact Sarah directly either by phone/text 269-719-6022, email peacelovejoysarah@gmail.com
Updated Hours
Mon-Sat: 11am - 4pm
Sun: Noon - 4pm

Thanks for shopping local!

Email curbsidebookstore@gmail.com with any questions or orders. You can also call
231-352-9720
CHRIS BOHJALIAN
Chris Bohjalian is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 21 books. His work has been translated into 35 languages and three times been made into movies. His 2018 novel, The Flight Attendant, debuted as a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and National Indiebound Bestseller. His most recent novel, The Red Lotus, is a twisting story of love and deceit that debuted as a national bestseller. He is also a playwright and screenwriter.

His books have been chosen as Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Hartford Courant, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Bookpage, and Salon. Chris graduated from Amherst College. He lives in Vermont with his wife, the photographer Victoria Blewer. Their daughter, Grace Experience, is a young actor in New York City. Among the audiobooks she has narrated are Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands and The Guest Room.

EVENT AND BOOK
Chris Bohjalian is on a roll and shows no sign of slowing down. He’ll be at the National Writers Series April 29 with a riveting historical thriller, Hour of the Witch. While movie fans are streaming The Flight Attendant starring Kaley Cuoco on HBO Max, based on Bohjalian’s 2018 book, theater-goers are raving about the stage adaptation of Midwives, his 1997 book that introduced Bohjalian to legions of fans. In March 2020, he published the eerily timely, plagued-filled thriller, The Red Lotus.

Set in 17th century New England on the eve of the Salem Witch Trials, Hour of the Witch (which comes out May 4, a week after our event – meaning attendees gets an exclusive preview of the book), is the twisting story of a young Puritan wife, Mary Deerfield, who petitions for divorce from her abusive husband — only to end up on trial for witchcraft. The book is inspired by the first divorce in North America for domestic violence. As a harsh winter descends and mass hysteria sweeps the New England coastline, Mary must race against the clock to convince a suspicious town ruled by the Puritanical fist of the Church to save her from her husband, or, more pressingly, the noose.

It’s a timely historical novel about love, fear, feminine power, and the distrust of those in positions of power. And, because it is Chris Bohjalian, the book wouldn’t be complete without an audacious, high-stakes twist at the end.


The year’s first Virtual Star Party via zoom is coming soon! Mark your calendar for Friday, April 16th, at 9 pm. Live images of the night sky will be captured from Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory, weather permitting. Discover the amazing universe filled with planets, galaxies, stars and more! Members of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society www.gtastro.org will host this unique online event and will answers your questions. Look for more information in our FB post next Friday!
Join us at the 2021 MSU Science Festival, a free celebration of the many ways science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) touch our everyday lives and shape our future. With topics ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary, there is something for everyone to enjoy! All events are FREE and online. Learn more and view the full schedule of events at http://ow.ly/AUt450El2Ge.
There are two ways to attend this year’s events:

Virtual Expo Day Events April 3, 10, and 17 register at this site http://ow.ly/B77H50El2Gg Only one registration is required to attend all three Expo Days April 3, 10, and 17.

Non-Expo Day events links can be found under each event on the schedule page of the MSU Science Festival website.

The Sleeping Bear Dunes presentation at the festival, Watching the Watershed, will take place on April, 17th. More information is at the link below!

Watching the Watershed: http://ow.ly/QhUe50El2Gh
Tuesday Apr 13, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
7pm-8pm

Enjoy poetry and live music from the comfort of home! Spoken word artist La Shaun phoenix Moore hosts an evening of music and poetry live from The CUBE in Detroit, MI. Special guests include Natasha T. Miller, performing poems from her newly published book Butcher, and Chicago-Detroit-based musician, bandleader, pianist Alexis Lombre.

Tickets Digital General Admission - $9 The program will be available for on-demand viewing for (2) two weeks after the livestream event. Login to your dso.org account to view any time! *The DSO does not appear in this program. Please be advised that this performance may contain adult content and explicit language.
THINGS TO EAT
Check websites for most up to date hours of operation
NOW TAKING ORDERS!

Spring Rolls & Rice Bowls
Always Vegan, Always Gluten-free

Order online by Friday
for Sunday pick-up at Grow Benzie
NOW OPEN!!!

Delicious, authentic Italian Food for Dine-in and Carry-out

Reservations can be made online
NOW OPEN
(former Subway location)
111 10th St

231-399-0049
VOTED RED HOT BEST
FISH FRY

LAST WEEK FOR HOT TURKEY & MEATLOAF!
We're Open for Dine-In & Carryout

OPEN
Wed & Thur 4-8pm
Fri & Sat 4-10pm
VOTED RED HOT BEST BREWERY & HAPPY HOUR

STORMCLOUD PUB:
Dine-In or Takeout

Opens at 11:30am every day

TAPROOM OPENING MAY 1


VOTED RED HOT BEST RESTAURANT

CLOSED FOR VACATION!

Reopening in April 12
in Beulah

Enjoy a delightful Mother’s Day meal you can take home! Place your order by NOON on Thursday, May 6.
The coffee and baristas are still the best!! Can't wait to see everyone!!

Mon-Thur 7am-5pm
Fri & Sat 7am-6pm
Sun. 8am-5pm
Open Wednesday - Saturday
7am - 3pm
 ❤🥖🥨🍩
Take-out & Car Hop Only

7 Days a week
9am-8pm

Call 231-352-9021, order online or pull in for CarHop Service

Introducing our new pub fish slider! It may be small, but it adds a delicious punch to your next meal . And it’s only $1.49, so you can’t go wrong with ordering one (or ten!)
Located in Frankfort & Beulah





Frankfort Hours:
Mon-Thur 4pm-9pm
Fri & Sat 3pm-10pm
Sun 3pm-9pm
231-352-6700

Beulah Hours:
Every Day 11am-9pm

231-882-2300
NOW OPEN
Thur-Mon
10am-2pm
5pm-9pm


Closed Tue & Wed

Check out our weekly specialty nights like Fried Chicken Night and Italian Dinner Date Night

Open for
Dine-In & Take Out

Wed-Sun: Noon-8pm

Please come in and enjoy our amazing view. Reservations are not required but are still accepted. Call us at 231-352-4114 or visit us on our website the-fusion.com. We can’t wait to see you!!!
NOW OPEN

Fish Fry Fridays
Karaoke
and More!


Bella's Cafe

OPEN 7 DAYS
7am-3pm

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