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Summer Sidewalk Sales
August 15-17, 2019
Downtown Charlevoix
9-6pm
Chamber Ambassador Announcement!





Michigan Food Tours
231-487-2369
Open House Cocktail Party
July 24
6pm

Join your friends at American House Charlevoix for an open house cocktail party! Enjoy live entertainment, delicious hors d'oeuvres and refreshing cocktails as you mix and mingle with friends and neighbors of our community. While you're here, let us show you around our beautiful community, introduce you to our caring staff and tell you about our world-class services and amenities. RSVP and let us know if you will be attending (231) 547-2599.

Medication (and more) Dropoff
July 24
7-4pm

McLaren Northern Michigan is partnering with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Police Department and Cheboygan County Sheriff's Department to host a free Medication (and more) Drive Thru Drop-off. Additional items to be collected: medications, needles, cell phones, shoes, eyeglasses, and hearing aids.

Petoskey drop off is at McLaren Northern Michigan Administration - the entrance off of Mitchell Street, across from Johan's Bakery.

Workshop Covering Google Analytics
July 25
12-1pm

“The Power of Google Analytics” will be held in the McGuire Community Room at the Traverse Area District Library on Woodmere Ave. Overwhelmed with where to start when trying to uncover data about your website users? Attend this workshop where SCORE TC will cover a brief overview of Google Analytics. Learn how to set it up on your website, which important metrics you should track, and where to go if you want to learn more. There will be an expert on site to answer all of your questions. Bring your laptop!

Charlevoix Circle of Arts
2nd Annual Dragon Boat Festival!
August 3
7-4pm

Come watch the races, enjoy kids tent, food & beverage vendors, and more! Visit CharlevoixCircle.org for more info.


Woofstock 2019
August 3
12-5pm

The Charlevoix Area Humane Society will host their fifth annual WoofStock music and pet festival. The day will be a full day event to celebrate a wide variety of music to support the North West Michigan Region and the animals we love.

This event will be held at the Mackinaw Trails Winery. We anticipate approximately 2,000 people including hundreds of friendly dogs attending throughout the course of the day and evenings events. There will be bands performing during the day and early evening on several stages, an open mike stage. There will also be animal agility demonstrations, pet contest, the Doxie Derby at 3:00 and more, for a full pet friendly day! Food, craft and pet related vendors will have the opportunity to sell and show off their products and services.
Stuff the Bus 2019
August 3
8:30-6:30pm

STUFF THE BUS – SATURDAY, AUGUST 3RD from 8:30am to 6:30pm at Walmart in Petoskey. Give local kids a great start to a new school year! Purchase school items (lists available) and place in bins at Walmart and The Salvation Army will make sure they are distributed to the children who need them most along with the help of community partner Char-Em United Way. If you can't make it to Walmart, click on the following link to Walmart's registry to purchase items online. https://www.walmart.com/lists/view-events-registry-items?id=6f09bc63-0735-4cec-9a3d-9aefc309d044

Pottery & Wine
August 7
6-8pm

Cottage Pottery is extending their painting studio to the 1918 Cellars Wine Tasting Room at Castle Farms for this unique experience in a one-of-a-kind setting. This month, guest can pick between a cactus mug, a planning pot or a vase with any design you feel inspired by! $35 per person which includes pottery piece, art supplies, and glass of wine.
Global Leadership Summit
August 8
9-4pm

St. Mary is hosting the Global Leadership Summit on Thursday, August 8 & Friday, August 9 at the Charlevoix Public Library. More than an event, the Summit is a catalyst for change that inspires and equips world-class leadership to ignite organizational and community transformation. To register, visit www.cvxsummit.org . For questions, call Laura at 547-9441.
$3 Casa Tuesdays at Red Mesa Grill
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features

Live Music every Tuesday night, 7-10pm
The Series at Lavender Hill Farm
Doors open at 6pm and guest are welcome to picnic before the show. Concerts start at 7:30pm
July 27 | Brian Ashley Jones
August 2 | The Appleseed Collective
August 3 | The Appleseed Collective
August 24 | Jill Jack
August 31 | Sons of the Never Wrong
September 1 | Sons of the Never Wrong
September 7 | Suzie Vinnick

Cafe Sante - Live Entertainment
Live music from 8-11pm

July 26 | Michelle Chenard
July 27 | Holly Keller
Join them for Food and Fun!
Live music! Fridays & Saturdays 6-9pm. Sundays & Tuesdays-Thursdays 5-8pm.

July 24 | Pistil Whips
July 25 | Willy Jam
July 26 | Peter & Leslie
July 27 | Tim Thayer
July 28 | Danny B
Live Music Friday's! 7pm-9pm

July 26 | Aunt Vicki
August 2 | DJ Franck
August 9 | Holly Keller
August 16 | The Real Ingredients
August 23 | Brian T. McCosky
Rhythms of Venetian
Music begins 7pm

July 24 | Peter Rivera & Mitch Rider | Gin Blossoms
July 25 | Union Guns | Drake White
July 26 | Purple Experience | Up North Big Band
July 27 | Jill Jack | Intrigue
Tiki Tent Music - 6-11:30pm

July 24 | David Cisco
July 25 | Alex Schofield
July 26 | Dueling Pianos Show
July 27 | Alex Schofield
Vet Stock Music Festival
and Bike Show
Charlevoix Elks Lodge
August 11, 2019
Wrestle the Lake Poker Run
Lake Charlevoix
August 24, 2019
St. Mary School Open House
St. Mary School
August 27, 2019
Currey Farms Maple Syrup
Martin's Market (south of town on Bridge St) stocks all grades of our syrup and has LOTS of inventory!

While Venetian Festival is happening in town this week, Martin's Market is offering 10% off all our products!! GREAT time to stock up for needs and gifts!

Fall Sports Gameday Programs
We are getting ready to publish our very popular Fall Sports Gameday Programs Deadline is Friday, August 9th. These programs are handed out free at all home games at these schools. This year we are publishing programs for Charlevoix High, East Jordan High, Gaylord High, Grayling High and Mancelona High Schools.

This is a high quality program with tons of content and a great fundraising opportunity for these 5 schools. We donate a minimum of 10% of all the proceeds to each school's Athletic Department. If you want an ad in multiple school programs we offer a nice discount.

Contact any of our advertising reps or contact me right away to reserve space.

In Charlevoix - Contact Dave Baragrey,  Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com
In East Jordan - Contact Tony Cutler,  Tony@CharlevoixCountyNews.com  or Dave Baragrey, Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com

Charlevoix County Transit Seeks Your Input for Public Opinion Survey
Charlevoix County Transit has made available a public opinion survey to gather input concerning public transportation needs and services in the county. This survey is part of community outreach efforts for a study that will result in a Transit Master Plan.  

The public survey is accessible through the following link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CharlevoixCommunity . Individual survey responses will be kept confidential, and will not be identified by the name of the respondent. The public opinion survey is being conducted through August 9, 2019. For more information contact Jill Drury at 231-582-6900.

Paper surveys will also be available at the following locations as of July 24, 2019: Charlevoix County Government at 301 State St, Charlevoix, Charlevoix County Commission on Aging at 218 W. Garfield Ave, Charlevoix, Boyne Area Senior Center at 411 E. Division St, Boyne City, Charlevoix Senior Center at 6906 Norwood Rd, Charlevoix, East Jordan Senior Center at 951 Mill St, East Jordan, and Beaver Island County Building at 26466 Donegal Bay Rd, Beaver Island.

McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation Honors Fay Buhl for Exceptional Contributions and Years of Service
McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation honored Fay Buhl with the Jack Clark Philanthropy and Service Award at the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation annual donor appreciation event on July 15, 2019. The award was presented by Elise F. Hayes, Chair of the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation Board of Trustees.
 
“Fay has given so much to the hospital over the past 55 years,” said Hayes. “Fay has advocated tirelessly to support our hospital through numerous transitions and has been dedicated and engaged with a never-ending willingness to help. The impact this one woman has had on our hospital and community is immeasurable, and we are deeply grateful for all she has done and continues to do on our behalf.”

Buhl served on the Foundation Board from 1998 to 2006. Upon stepping down from the Board, she joined the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation Advisory Council and continues to serve on it today.

Celebrate Venetian with Friske Farm Market
Friske Farm Market will be making its debut as a Food Vendor at this year's Venetian Festival. We will be located in East Park across from the Tiki Tent and serving up all your Friske Faves and more on Wednesday, July 24 - Friday, July 26 from 5pm-11pm and will be open prior to the foot race on Saturday, July 27 until 11pm, with a short break while we participate in the Venetian Parade at 11am. 

On The Menu: Cherry Pie • Cherry Donuts • Washed Sweet Cherries • Apple Fritters • Cookies (gluten friendly options available) • Cherry Lemonade Slushies • Friske Sparkling Cider.

Come Celebrate Venetian the Friske Way!

St. Mary School Welcomes New Staff
St. Mary School is pleased to announce the hiring of Miss Emily Chapdelaine as their new additional preschool teacher starting this fall. Emily is a graduate of Central Michigan University and also a St. Mary School Alumni. She did her student teaching at St. Mary at the Pre-K and 2 nd /3 rd classroom levels during the 2018/2019 school year, and is excited to be a part of St. Mary’s growing enrollment.
 
Miss Chapdelaine will be teaching the second pre-school program five mornings a week and will transition to Mrs. Baldwin’s preschool classroom in the afternoons to help with the St. Mary’s full-day pre-school program.

Hospital of the Year Award for Hospitalists Group
On Monday, June 17 the Apogee hospitalists at McLaren Northern Michigan were awarded the Hospital of the Year at the annual summit held in Asheville, North Carolina. The Hospital of the Year award is given to only one hospital each year that demonstrates a trusted and respected relationship between the hospital, hospitalists, and Apogee senior leadership that is rooted in a mutually shared goal for excellent patient care. 

“We recognize that ‘hospital’ is 70% of the word ‘hospitalist’ and that an engaged hospital team is integral in creating an environment for our providers to succeed,” stated Dennis Klein, DO, Apogee Division I President. “At McLaren Northern Michigan, we found a hospital that collaborates at all levels for improved patient and provider-focused care, and a hospital that creates and supports an environment of continual improvement.”
 
Apogee Physicians Group came to McLaren Northern Michigan in October 2016 providing a full staff of hospitalists. A hospitalist is a provider who specializes in providing and managing the care and treatment of hospitalized patients. Hospitalists act as the primary care provider for patients, overseeing the full care.  www.mclaren.org/northern-michigan
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