Village Markets Offering Curbside Service
see note below in red
Curbside pickup service is now available at the all three Village Markets! Curbside service will be offered: Monday – Saturday 12 pm - 6 pm.  This service is free of charge at this time.

There are 3 easy ways to place an order for curbside pickup. Texting, email and lastly by voice.
Placing an order is simple. If you choose to send an order by text or email please include the item name, item size, quantity that you would like as well as your name and phone number. If product substitutions are permitted, let us know if our staff member can contact you while shopping to offer alternative options.

For orders that are 20 items or less you are welcome to leave your list on our Curbside Service Voicemail. Again, we need the item name, item size, quantity that you would like as well as your name and phone number. If you would like to place your order with a staff member please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will call you as soon as possible.

Once your order has been placed we will call to confirm we have received it, as well as arrange payment by credit card and schedule a pickup time. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work the kinks out of this new service. Thank you for being a loyal VM customer!

Place your orders HERE:
Elk Rapids Village Market
Text Orders – (231)499-1972
Email Orders –
Phone Orders - (231)499-1972
Rapid City Village Market
Text Orders – (231)499-2504
Email Orders –
Phone Orders - (231)499-2504
Central Lake Village Market
Text Orders – (231)499-1021
Email Orders –
Phone Orders - (231)499-1021

Valued Village Market Customers:

During this crazy time, customer and employee safety is our number 1 priority…with that being said, the Village Market Hours at three of our locations will be changing as of Thursday, March 26 th , 2020. We will be shortening store hours to 9am till 6pm, with 9am-10am being for seniors, pregnant women and immune deficient customer shopping. As of, Monday, March 30 th , 2020 we will tentatively be going to curbside service only from 9am-6pm. Even though the doors will be locked, the store is open. Our staff will be inside fulfilling your curbside orders. This is subject to change depending on how the virus moves through our area.

Our gas stations will have the same hours however; they will be pay at the pump only or cash and house charge at the window.
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

Our heartfelt thanks go out to Food Pantry Coordinator Carol Hockin and our able, helpful volunteers who are doing all they can,  safely , to provide food for people in need. And a shout out is in order to Food Rescue, the Northwest MI Food Coalition, and neighboring grocers for heroic efforts to distribute food during this crisis.

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 need your help to assist people in need, especially given rising unemployment.

IMPORTANT -- Now that our Thrift Store is closed until further notice, we generate no revenue. So we are dependent on your generosity to get us through these hard times. 

How you can help  -> Send a check, made out to ACTS, to:

ACTS Food Pantry * 8925 M-72 E. * Williamsburg, MI 49690

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.
For those of you in the Elk Rapids School District:

Elk Rapids Community Cupboard (Food Pantry) is OPEN during this time. If you need help or have questions, please contact Pam Coleman at 847-445-8239.

Links for Current COVID-19 Information :

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (click for facebook page) (click for website) (click for facebook page) (website)

Answers to Some of Your Frequently Asked Questions Continue Reading
Michigan families can get food, cash, internet during coronavirus crisis..... Continue Reading

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:
BUSINESS Resources for Assistance

MEDC - The Michigan Economic Development Corporation 's call center stands ready to support businesses looking for assistance through other available state programs. For more information, visit MEDC's website:  or call 888.522.0103. 

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SBDC - The Michigan Small Business Development Center can also provide resources for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Visit their website  for additional information
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U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission

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With this fast paced virus, guidelines, hours, and life is basically changing every minute. Trying to keep up is impossible, but we are doing our best. Best practice before going out is to check a business' facebook page or call. Please notify us with any changes or additions.

Corner Drugs (231) 264-8033
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 - 12:30 | 1:30 - 5:00 (5-6 Curbside only)
Saturday, 9:00 - 2:00 p.m. see Facebook page

Crystal Lake Clinic (231) 264-9060
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 - 5:00
CALL FOR APPOINTMENT ~ Video Chat Available

Elk Rapids Physical Therapy (Mary Free Bed Rehab) (231) 264-6682
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-5, Sat 8-12
Tele-Health Therapy, Please call ahead

Elk Rapids Primary Care (231) 264-0399
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30 - 3:00, closed on Friday
Please phone ahead see Facebook page for detailed instructions

Hufford Vision & Eye Care (231) 264-2020
Closed, Call Dr. Hufford 231-675-9646 for occular emergency or medical eye concern. Dr. Hufford will be in the office Thurs. 3/26 3-5 pm for any patients wishing to pick up their glasses or contact lenses 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
Please call first, open for those in need. see Facebook Page

List of Restaurants/Markets offering take-out and delivery:

Changes are happening every hour
Best to call ahead before heading out.
You may want to ask if restaurants and shops are doing gift cards electronically or online.

Blue Water Bistro (231) 331-6262, Option 1
Hours for take-out and limited delivery: Thurs-Sat 2:30-8:30 p.m. Sun 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Menu: Dinner menu and take-out menu. Facebook Page for menu

Blue Pelican Inn (231) 544-2583
Hours for take-out and delivery: Wed-Sat 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Menu: Limited see Facebook Page for Menu

Cellar 152 (231) 264-9000
Hours for take-out and delivery: Tues-Sat Noon- 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Menu: most menu items. Facebook Page
Selling Providence and Undertoe Farms fresh produce

Chang Express (231) 264-9140
Hours for take-out: Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sat 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Menu: Regular

Chef Charles (231-264-8901
Hours for take-out: Tues-Sat 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 pm.
Menu: Regular Facebook Page

Cone Corral (231) 264-6880
Hours for take-out and limited delivery: Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sat 3-9 p.m.
Menu: Regular Website:

Eastport Market (231) 599-2507
Hours: Sun-Thur 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Fri & Sat 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Market, Deli, Hardware, and Fuel see Facebook page

ER General Store -- Call Cellar 152 (231) 264-9000
Menu: Pizza, liquor, beer, snacks Facebook Page

Ethanology (231) 498-2800
Menu: Bottle Sales, Merchandise, cocktail additives, gift cards Facebook Page

Flour Pot Bakery (231) 264-9732
Hours for curbside pickup: Fri 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Sat 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Menu: Regular, Call and they will come to your car see Facebook Page f or menu

Friske Farm Market (231-599-2604
Hours for curbside: Tues-Sat 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Menu: Regular Facebook Page for details

King Orchards (231) 544-6479 (M-88 Mkt) Call to pre-order
Hours for curbside service: Mon-Fri 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sat 10-4
Menu: see Facebook Page for items list
Pearl's (231) 231-264-0530
Hours for take-out and limited delivery 11:00 am - 9:00 p.m.
(delivery from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
Menu: Regular including specials Facebook Page

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

Providence Organic Farm (231) 599-2020
Hours for Pick-up: Tues-Sat 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Order online: Providence Farm Online Order see Facebook Page for details

Reflect Bistro (Cambria Hotel) (231) 778-9110
Hours for curbside pickup: Daily Breakfast 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. |
Lunch & Dinner 11:30 - 9:00 p.m.
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 curbside pick-up: Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Menu: pies, pasties from freezer, cherry products and beverages

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

Siren Hall (231) 264-2064
Hours for take-out: Tues-Thurs 12:00-6:00 p.m. / Fri-Sat 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Menu: Limited Facebook Page

T.J. Charlies (231) 264-8819
Hours for take-out and limited delivery: Mon-Sun 8:00 - 3:00
Menu: Regular Call for daily specials

Townline Ciderworks (231) 883-5330
Hours for take-out/side door delivery: Thurs-Sunday 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Menu: Regular see Facebook Page for specials

Call about delivery see Facebook Page
Spring Produce Box and specials, Order online: Undertoe Farm online order

Waterfire Vineyards (231) 498-2753
Hours for take-out and delivery: Fri-Sat 12:00-6:00 p.m. Sun 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Menu: Regular see Facebook Page to order online

Shop online. Buy gift cards. Support Local!

Business List

Alden State Banks (231) 264-6900
Lobby closed, Drive thru open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Chemical Bank (231) 264-8160
Lobby closed, drive thru only

Elk Lake Floral (231) 264-8188
Hours for curbside pickup only: Mon-Fri 9-4, Sat 9-2
Call for order!

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
Hours for both stores: Mon-Sat 8:00 - 6:00 | Sun 10:00 - 4:00

Harbor Antiques (231) 264-6850
CLOSED Call for a special appointment (231) 313-1436

U.S. Post Office
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 - 4:30, closed 12:30-1:30 for lunch
Sat. 8:30 - 10:30

Village Market- Elk Rapids (231) 264-5629
Village Market - Rapid City (231) 331-6111
Village Market - Central Lake (231) 544-3300
see Facebook Page curbside service only beginning Thurs. 3-26-20

Waters Edge Market (231) 264-5511 can call ahead to order
Hours see Facebook Page
Comfort Keepers Northwest Lower Michigan has been preparing for the growing challenges related to the Corona Virus for the past several weeks. We want families in the area to know that we have been deemed an essential business by the Governor and we are prepared to assist seniors in their homes at this time. Our employees are trained home health care workers, and we are following all guidelines created by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 

The health, safety and well-being of our clients and employees remains our utmost focus. We are closely monitoring the situation with the Coronavirus and have put in place necessary measures, in line with the guidance of the CDC and local authorities.

We will continue to operate and provide uplifting care to our clients while ensuring we are taking necessary safety precautions. As always, our goal is to provide the highest quality care that enhances the lives of our clients and their families.

Please contact Comfort Keepers at 231-929-9044 for more information.
Cancelations: We are sharing information and closures on our facebook page:

Essential Village Operations Continue –
Update 3-16-20

• All essential village services remain up and running, including regular compactor hours.
• The Government Center staff is working and will respond to email and phone calls, but the lobby will not be open.
• Please drop payments in the parking lot drop box.
If you have further questions, please call (231) 264-9274

Village Operations During Executive Order 2020-2 1
March 24, 2020

Executive Order 2020-21 to “Stay Home, Stay Safe” in effect through April 13, is intended to reduce the spread of the virus, buying time to ramp-up testing and hospital services. Reducing the number of new patients helps hospitals meet the demand for treating the critically ill ......... Continue Reading

The Elk Rapids Chamber, the Village of Elk Rapids and the Elk Rapids DDA are coordinating the Village response to the Munson Healthcare request for critical medical supplies.
The following new or unused, unscented items are being accepted:
  • Disposable face masks
  • N95 masks, sometimes called respirators
  • Eye protection including face shields and safety goggles
  • Disposable gowns
  • Disposable gloves, especially non-latex
  • Disposable surgical caps
  • Disposable foot covers
  • Wipes: bleach or antimicrobial
  • Hand sanitizer
Please assist us in supporting our local hospital system. Every donation is important even if it is just one box of gloves, booties or masks.
The drop off site will be the covered portico at the Government Center, 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids. There will be an identified container for the donated items. The drop off hours are 10 am-2 pm starting Fri March 27 at 10 am and ending on Fri April 3 at 2 pm.
If you would like to be recognized for your donation please text or e-mail me with your business name and items donated.

Thank you in advance for your generosity,

Christine Petersen M.D. 
At this time, Antrim County is in need of donations as part of a county-wide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Antrim County will distribute resources to essential workers such as emergency responders, gas station attendants, grocery store employees, county workers, and other individuals who will work with the public for the duration of the Michigan State Stay in Place Executive Order.

If you are able to procure or make these items, please consider donating them to support Antrim County efforts:

·        N-95, N-100, and KN 95 masks
·          Homemade 100% cotton masks (patterns at
·          Gowns
·          Disposable gloves
·          Face shields
·          Hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
·          Disinfecting wipes
·          Contractor trash bags
·          Duct Tape
·          Rain poncho/raincoat

Donations will be accepted at the Antrim County Building, 203 Cayuga, Bellaire, MI 49615 at the drop box in the Southeast corner of the building. Please contact the Antrim County Logistics Section Chief at 231-533-3576 or if you would like to schedule for a county employee to pick up donations.

Thank you for your support at this time. When we work together at the local level, great things will be accomplished.


Jeremy Scott
Antrim County
Public Information Officer
N ewton's Road is excited to announce we will be featured on a STEM@Home  webinar  tomorrow, March 26, at 1 pm EST! This event is sponsored by the national STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative.
We will be sharing how to get started on

"Building your own Rube Goldberg Machine."

Let's demonstrate how Northwest Michigan STEM Rocks --  Register NOW ! Share this info with your friends!
(If you can't make it live or want to see it again, the webinar recording will be available afterward on this website: )
Newton's Road Rube Goldberg Machine Contest
Submit your Rube Goldberg Machine video on our Facebook by April 6! This webinar is also a great way to  get ideas for the Newton's Road Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on Facebook and qualify to win your very own STEM Kit ! (Winning student must be a resident of the 5-county TBAISD region.)

Bodywise is offering online yoga and Pilates classes for free through the end of March on a private Facebook group. The group has a video library from gentle to advanced levels of classes and a variety of class lengths (mostly one hour) that are accessible to you on the Facebook group anytime. New classes are posted live on weekday mornings, but you can watch the videos anytime. The videos are only available to you while you are a member of the group. Bodywise will continue to offer this service at a monthly subscription fee starting in April.

If you are familiar with Facebook, you can follow these instructions to join the Facebook group and gain access to these online classes: 
  1. Send a friend request to "Judith Veliquette Wonacott"
  2. Send a text to 231-264-6688 with your email address and stating that you want to be part of the private Bodywise Facebook group (a security measure)
  3. Judith will send you an invitation in Facebook to join the "Bodywise Restore & Renew March 2020" group. After you accept your invitation to join the group, you're in!
You can also call Judith at 231-264-6688 to answer questions and if needed she can walk you through the process to get connected to the video online library. 
With the purchase of a furnace and coil, it does not have to be installed by March 31, only purchased by then.
Note from Renee...........

Glenn and I are working at the store. Glenn is fixing things and I am making masks. If anyone needs anything we will take phone orders and place on hook by driveway. The call went out yesterday that Munson will take home made masks. Benzie Co. Human Services is desperate for them also. Anyone who wants to help let me know at Renee’s House of Quilting 231-267-5895. There are several really good patterns out there. My favorite is . Nancy does an excellent job showing how to do these masks.
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