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. 
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, 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, 2020 we will 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.
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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 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

  • Donations may be mailed to PO Box 572, Elk Rapids, MI. 49629. We also have a donation box outside First Presbyterian Church at 404 Spruce Street, Elk Rapids. 
  • Accepting new clients and all groceries are delivery only, coordinated with each client. 

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:
SCORE TC Announces SBA Loan Availability for Small Businesses

Due to the disruptions to regular business activity caused by COVID-19, SCORE Traverse City is here to assist any business that needs information regarding an SBA Disaster Loan. Eligible businesses may qualify for a loan of up to $2 million.

Eligibility requirements include small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private non-profit organizations. Important considerations for loan approval include credit history as well as repayment ability. Additionally, the applicant business must be physically located in a declared county and suffered working capital losses due to the declared disaster, COVID-19.

If you would like to talk to a SCORE Mentor regarding this loan program,  click here  to schedule a mentoring session or call (888) 796-4913. View the requirements and download the application  HERE.
$500,000 State Grant Supports Service Industry Companies Affected By COVID-19

NORTHWEST LOWER, MI – A $500,000 Michigan Strategic Fund Grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will support grants to businesses in the 10 counties of Northwest Lower Michigan affected by Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-09. That order was issued March 16, 2020 and placed temporary restrictions on the use of places of public accommodation.
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
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

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

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

Cone Corral (231) 264-6880
Hours for curbside pizza service only: Mon- Sat 4-8 p.m.
Menu: Phone in orders only and must pay for 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. - 9:00 p.m.
Pickup Service 9am-5pm see Facebook page for instructions

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

Flour Pot Bakery (231) 264-9732
Hours for window service: 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

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!

List of open businesses. Please follow all your favorite
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 Monday 3-30-20

Waters Edge Market (231) 264-5511 can call ahead to order
Hours see Facebook Page
COVID-19 Food Handling Safety Tips
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


Village President James Janisse joins the ranks of other northern Michigan community leaders, such as the mayors of Petoskey and Traverse City, in asking seasonal residents to delay their return to the Village of Elk Rapids through the duration of Executive Order 2020-21 and any extension(s). Continue Reading
EX: No basketball except to practice individually.
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
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.
Our 1st Newton's Road "Learn At Home" Contest!   
You can win your own STEM Kit --
now there will be up to  5 winners !!

Making a Rube Goldberg Machine Webinar
Monday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m.
A Rube Goldberg Machine is a crazy complicated machine to do a very simple task.
Here  is an amazing example..OK Go!

For full contest details, to share with others or to enter:  click on this link

Please join 15 minutes early if you are new to Google Hangout Meetings so you have time to get set up and get oriented before the webinar starts. If you are having technical difficulties joining, text to 2316331417.
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