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2011 Summer Events


No. 86

Boyne City

Volume 2, Issue 34

Adkison resigns


Ray Guzniczak shovels the fresh snow from his walkway at Country Now and Then/Up the Lazy River on Tuesday, April 19, in Boyne City following last Monday’s snow storm.

Boyne City Commissioner Dan Adkison has filed his letter of resignation with the Boyne City Clerk’s ofDAN ADKISON fice effective April 29. The Boyne City Gazette caught up with Adkison for a Monday, April 25, telephone interview. “I wish I didn’t have to, but at the same time in these economic times my mom passed away and left me her house,” said Adkison,

who is barred from serving on the commission once he moves out of the city limits. “It’s a nice house and my family and I decided to move.” Adkison said while he doesn’t want to leave the commission, he will remember his time on the board fondly. “I had a good time and learned a lot,” he said. “I can’t commend the staff enough and the city commissioners that I’ve worked with we’ve had a good focus and stayed on track to do the best job possible for the citizens of Boyne City.” Adkison said his proudest accomplishments include working to improve road conditions and lowering the millage rate. Adkison also served on the Boyne

»Resign , pg. 5

Village BCPS board seats uncontested Council JOSH SAMPSON STAFF WRITER

quarrels Questions over councilman’s conduct yield heated discussions BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR

What began with an argument over a letter at the April 12, meeting of the Boyne Falls Village Council JIM ENGLISH ended with a serious accusation. During the closed meeting portion of the night intended to discuss what was deemed a “personnel matter,” Boyne Falls Village President Bill Carson warned fellow councilman Jim English that he cannot give any impression that he is a member of the village police force. “We’ve been down this road before,” Carson said of a letter addressed to the Boyne Falls Police Department, but in care of English. “I thought maybe you (English) could try to explain that.” English said the letter from the Kalkaska Police Department contained shooting scores from a day he spent at the gun range, and that they were accidentally

»VILLAGE , pg. 5




• Seek the Truth, Serve the Citizens • Wednesday, April 20, 2011



“A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.”

B o y n e City Public Schools Board of Education seats unopposed. One of the two seats up this election is to be va-

cated by Dr. Richard Mansfield who said his decision was due to time constraints. The other seat is currently held by Bea Reinhardt. Since no one filed as a writein candidate by the deadline of Friday, April 22, for Boyne City Public Schools, Mansfield’s seat will go to Lisa Schrock. Schrock is a mother of two and would like to become more involved with the education sys-

tem. “I moved here three-and-a-half years ago,” she said. “I have two kids — a ninth-grader and a seventh-grader who attend Boyne City schools.” Schrock became interested in running for the school board seat after the former chair holder spoke to her. “I had talked to Dr. Mansfield and I thought the position sounded

»SCHOOLS , pg. 4

Memorial path to honor vets


The Boyne City War Memorial Committee is working to create a memorial pathway at Veteran’s Park. JOSH SAMPSON STAFF WRITER Patriotism, pride and remembrance form the War Memorial Committee’s plan to install a brick walkway for Boyne City residents. The bricks will display the names of past and present veterans of

foreign wars, whether the soldier fought in World War II or Iraq. “It can be a donation by anybody, but it has to be for a veteran,” said Ron Crozier, head of the development project. “We had two people donate for a person who couldn’t afford to have his name on a bench already.” The bricks will also help benefit

the Veteran’s Memorial by allocating monies for maintenance and repairs. The park was dedicated on Memorial Day, March 25, 2009. However, there is still an outstanding cost from the construction, so the money raised from donations will be used to pay for any costs. “It is the last leg of the memorial,” Crozier said. “We will have to come up with the rest of the money with something different.” In the past, something different has been a variety of fundraisers to aid the memorial – from dances to auctions. “This has been a seven-year project to put the memorial together,” Crozier said. “The benches down at the memorial helped finance it, too.” Gene Farley, member of the War Memorial Committee, said the veteran’s memorial was constructed so people will always remember what those brave young men gave up for freedom. “It’s a reminder to us, who are still living, of the dangers of other countries, and, sometimes, the necessity to go to war,” he said.

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»MEMORIAL , pg. 4

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Life isn’t fair. How many times have we heard that dreaded phrase in our childhood? Our parents would tell us to do something (or not to do something), a kid would take our seat on the bus, or a bad grade would result in a worse situation, and our response was futile but clear -“That’s not fair!” A knowing glance would come from someone far taller than us, and that dreaded phrase would make the official opinion known -“Life isn’t fair.” In extreme circumstances, this phrase would often be punctuated with“so get over it.” Well, I feel for you. Many times since this paper has come to fruition, I have heard that phrase. I may have held a story with the intention of running it another week, or used a quote that, while correct, didn’t make someone look as good as they had hoped. It’s possible that I spelled a name wrong, ran a story on someone getting sentenced in court, or printed the wrong answer to a crossword. It wasn’t fair, and I apologize. That said, I have an opportunity to take something that could be perceived as unfair and make the world whole again. I have the chance to come out swinging with something other than“I’m sorry,”“I apologize,”or “I’d be happy to discuss this further if you would like to come talk with me.” Several months ago, a woman approached me

Wading into the war of hyperbole over education spending

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Don’t get me wrong By Benjamin Gohs

There's been a nauseating bit of yakkity-yak concerning budgets, money and taxes in relation to the funding and performance of our public education system. So take some Dramamine, because here is a bit more. The two major sentiments seem to be the “unions bad/ free market fix everything” team and the “why do you

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The Weather and Opinion section is sponsored by the Boyne City Rotary Club. The Rotarians can be seen running a concession stand at football games, generously sponsoring the local Boy Scouts, participating in the Labor Day Car Show, and giving to many charitable organizations. Their meetings are at 7 a.m. on Mondays at Robert’s Restaurant. For more information, talk to any Rotarian.

hate the children?/unions are in no way legalized extortion” team. As for the former: if I hear one more person clumsily attempt to extoll the sunnier side of the so-called free market based on what they heard on a talk radio show, I'm going to burn my Adam Smith Fan Club membership card.

The first rule of Reality Club is that feelings do not equal facts. Fact: this country's economic system has been a mix of socialism, fascism and capitalism since way before the grandfather of so-called conservatism Abraham Lincoln was handing out corporate welfare checks in the form of big fat federal subsidies to

big fat wealthy companies. Our last two presidents were no exception with their hundreds of billions of dollars in low-interest loans and/or free money to banks, insurance providers and automakers. As long as human beings continue to pool their money for the construction of prisons,

»GOHS , pg. 17

A Bit of Boyne History

Edward May III Historian


asking if she could write a political column in the Gazette. Hearing the dreaded‘p word,’I winced. Images flashed through my head of scales tipping, blue elephants and red donkeys at odds, suits, ties, and competitions determining just whose american flag pin is largest (and exactly why that makes them a more fervent, patriotic American. After reading her work, I readily agreed - not because I agree or disagree with her views, but because I found her writing to be intelligent and well-thought-out. Since then, her column has sparked debate after debate. Each time, I asserted that I would be happy to consider columnists in both the political and religious sector, regardless of affiliation. The rules remained the same - nothing derogatory, no slandering, and keep it to a reasonable length. One more time, I stand on the hilltops of Boyne City and cry out. If you’re a Liberal, Green Party, Catholic, Protestant, Islamic, Jewish, Agnostic, Independent - whatever, I want your views too! How can you get involved? Well, talking to me would be a start. Walk in to my office and tell me what you’d like to do, or even just call me. Next, I would need a writing sample. Something showing that your thoughts are well-puttogether, and that your views are clearly stated, and that your command of the English language is appropriate to maintain the good image of our newspaper. If you think this is you, let me know!

quart, 7cents a pint. Every cow in our herd has been tested by Dr. Thomas P. Pomeroy and pronounced free from TB. S. Clover Dairy.” Annual dues to the Boyne City Royal Arch Chapter are $2.00. The Traction Engine Company (at lower left) becomes bankrupt. The Boyne City Silo Company (Frank Coleman’s Silo Plant) closes its doors. Labor rates are lowered from $1.00 to 75cents per hour at the State Street Garage. A proposal to raise $40,000 dollars for a much needed gymnasium is set before the people and severely defeated. 1922 Boyne City’s Rotary Club is sponsored and organized by members of The Petoskey Ro-

tary Club. Frank Orin Barden, Sr. and his business partner, Louis Behling, starts the Barden Lumber Company. This will later remain in the Barden family hands and become the oldest lumber supplier in Boyne City. Brother, Barden had previously been the superintendent and gen-

eral manager of the Boyne Lumber Company mill. A founder of Boyne City, George F. Beardsley, passes away in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Friday January 13th. Boyne City schoolteacher salaries are cut by $100.00. The estimated 1922-1923 school budget is cut from $126,098 to $102,159. The Boyne City Parent Teachers Association is formed with Jacob A. Hall as the first president. The United States of America American Legion Auxiliary, maintained at Boyne City, an auxiliary unit attached Ernest W. Peterson No. 228 department of Michigan. 13th. Day of January 1922.

»HISTORY , pg. 17

Behold the many wonders of capitalism Making villains of those who provide non-government jobs is not productive. As renowned economist Fried‘Conservative Corner’ Milton man stated KAREN PETERS r e g a r d i n g Capitalism, “The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. The only cases in which the masses have escaped from grinding poverty are where they have capitalism and largely free trade. Where the masses are worst off are in societies that depart from those principles”. When government provides all

jobs and exerts all control over its population, there is no opportunity or reason to work harder. We only have to look at every one of the third world countries, including those which are now fighting for their freedoms, to see that this is true. “Productive activity unleashed by a free enterprise system” is what made America great enough to donate billions of dollars to less fortunate countries each year; to provide a safety net to those Americans who cannot make it on their own; to encourage entrepreneurs to put their money at risk to create new machines, drugs, movies, restaurants, stores, etc. These people know that if they are not successful, if they don’t work very hard, if they have a bad idea, if they can’t find good workers to make their

companies successful, they will lose every bit of money they put into their project. On the other hand, if they are successful, work 12-18 hour days, provide jobs to hundreds or thousands, they will and should be rewarded for their risk-taking. It is often stated that the “rich” are greedy, and do not pay their fair share of taxes. We cannot make everybody rich by taking the wealth away from the jobproviders in America. The rich have options – they shut their businesses, they take their businesses and families to a country which does not confiscate their income, and they stop buying the expensive items which are made by those who are employed to make them. Just who are the “rich?” A dualincome of $250,000 in no way

makes a couple millionaires or billionaires, as Obama declares. They are often those who are working long hours to improve their lives. Their income tax rate is 35% compared to 0-15% for the lowest wage earners. Their taxes are further increased by limits placed on their deductions for charitable donations, mortgage interest and property taxes, and by the Alternative Minimum Tax. They are not the greedy workers who have it all; they are the ones making capitalism work. Untaxed are 40% of Americans. Avoiding taxes are the ultra-wealthy who don’t need to work, who pay attorneys to shield their income, who live off dividends and capital gains from trust funds (taxed at much

» PETERS, pg. 17

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COPS & COURTS BOYNE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT WEEKLY REPORT Tuesday, April 12 1:18am Assist Sheriff Department with possible prowler on Dietz Rd 7:22am Arrested subject for No Insurance. 8:09am Suspicious situation reported in the 500 block of Hannah St. 8:35am Report of rocks being rolled down the face of Avalanche Mountain. 9:39am Cell phone dropped off that was located at Addis and Old State Rd. Owner located. 10:36am Report of car and home being egged and paint balled in the 600 block of Boyne Av 11:53am Received civil complaint regarding child support payments 11:59am 911 hang up call from the 1000 block of Boyne Av 1:54pm Report of suspicious text message received in the 400 block of E Division St 5:50pm Threats complaint received in the 1300 block of Boyne Av

9:51pm Request for welfare check in the 1300 block of Boyne Av Wednesday, April 13 1:47am Assist Sheriff Department with OUIL on M-75 N 10:48am Report of suspicious male going door to door on First St. 1:22pm Report of fraudulent phone calls being received in the 800 block of State St 4:44pm Report of subject burning leaves in the area of Pleasant and Trent Streets 6:41pm Unlocked vehicle in the Industrial Park. Thursday, April 14 6:55am Citation issued for disregarding stop sign. 12:17pm Report of trash being dumped in neighbors dumpster in the 800 block of Douglas St. 12:41pm Report of larceny of cast iron from the 900 block of Boyne

Av 3:14pm 911 hang up call from the 300 block of N Lake St 3:56pm Subject at PD to report illegal prescription drug activity 5:05pm Civil standby in the 600 block of Adams St 5:35pm Report of lost backpack 10:00pm Juvenile complaint reported in the 500 block of N Lake St 11:12pm Report of damage to property in the 600 block of Adams St Friday, April 15 10:42am Subject calling concerned for welfare of kids in the 800 block of Douglas St 12:14pm 2 vehicle property damage accident on Water St near Park St 1:55pm 2 vehicle private property damage accident in the 1300 block of Boyne Av 3:22pm Unlocked vehicle in the

Letters from our Readers MY VIEW Editor: (RE: Karen Peters’ opinion column that orginally appeared in the Boyne City Gazette on April 13.) Each time I hear or read some Conservative spewing their beliefs on others I can’t help but wonder “How much money does this person have and what silver spoon did they have in their mouths growing up?” When pointing out statistics, why is it your party never mentions the full spectrum of things? Especially on “Farce News” or the “Rush Limbaugh Comedy Hour”! Are you deliberately seeing the world through a keyhole or are you hoping nobody will check? I concur with Al Franken (Quote) “I question the literacy of the Conservative followers.” You claim the main street media covers only the Liberal side. Most people who are ill-informed might buy that but you know damned will that’s not the truth. Rupert Murdoch and the Koch brothers has seen to that! What the Conservatives hate is when someone steps up and points out their hypocritical viewpoints. In your next article, why don’t you mention that all the Republican politicians who are screaming for more cuts in federal spending are the very same people who begged for more spending during the Bush Administration? And here’s a few statistics you

can also mention regarding taxes... Just 3% of the population owns more than the other 97% put together!! And 20% of the population earns 84% of the annual income and the other 80% earns the remaining 16%!! Of the top ten Unions in this country, only three support the Liberals. Such dirty politics! Although you didn’t mention “Reaganomics” you did manage to paint the picture “those who actually develop business, take risks and provide jobs.” Why don’t you show how the tax cuts for the rich has helped develop more jobs? You won’t because you can’t! It has been proven over and over that “Reaganomics” does not work. The rich use these big tax cuts to build companies in other countries and spend on big ticket items build overseas. It’s obvious the Conservatives are also against abortion (only to get the Christian vote) but once these babies are born, they want to take away the funding to help them. Does that make any sense? And now the big argument is blaming the teachers and the teachers unions for poor education. I don’t see anyone complaining about teachers skyrocketing salaries at the College or University levels! I suggest you take some of your tax free money you have stashed away and go to Europe and see their education system. They have strong unions there

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with no problems. And now the Conservatives are trying to repeal “O’Bamacare” and go back to insurance companies again. Yeah, like that worked before! I’m sending you a clipping from the News Review of an “Army Veteran” that you may find interesting. I’d like to point out that if he was part of a Union he wouldn’t have lost his job in the first place and if he (at least) had “O’Bamacare” he wouldn’t be begging for help! You mentioned in your article of death threats towards legislators and politicians. You mean like Sarah Palin did “no retreat, just reload” and placing crosshairs on Gabby Giffords? Or Sharon Engle referring to “Second Amendment remedies?” It stands to reason that if a minority is threatened by the majority, perhaps it’s because the minority might be doing something they shouldn’t! I’ve been in my share of protests since the sixties and I can tell you there are a lot of pissed off citizens. People are tired of their rights being taken away. (Those who are willing to trade freedom for security deserves neither -Ben Franklin) I’m afraid there might be a revolt someday soon and it won’t be pretty. I noticed a bumper sticker that read “religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” How ironic when a lot of us are atheist? The Cops & Courts page is one of the most highly read pages in the Boyne City Gazette. Advertising your product or service on this page is a cost-effective way to reach more potential customers. Call Chris at 231-582-2799

900 block of Boyne Av 5:35pm 2 vehicle property damage accident in the 100 block of W Lincoln 3:52pm Unlock in the 200 block of S East St 4:40pm Assist Sheriff Department with delivering message 6:45pm Report of tree in road on Call St 8:41pm Report of tarps blowing in road on Division St Saturday, April 16 7:10am Removed tree blocking Deer Run Rd 8:07am Arrested subject for driving on suspended license. 9:15am Assist with down flag pole in the 900 block of Charlevoix St 9:41am Assisted with report of tree on power line at John and Bay Streets 10:50am Assisted with tree on power line at Lincoln and West

Streets 8:40pm Unlock on LacVue 9:55pm Assist Fire Department with report of lines on fire in the 400 block of E Lincoln 11:15pm Responded to a juvenile complaint in the 1000 block of S Lake St Sunday, April 17 11:04am Report of trespassing complaint on Marshall Field Dr 12:20pm Unlock in the 400 block of Poplar St Monday, April 18 12:05am Arrested subject on probation violation in the 700 block of Line St 12:08pm Citation issued for skateboarding in Central Business District 7:09pm Threatening scam phone calls being received in the 300 block of E Division St

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Ms. Peters, you might fool some of the people some of the time, but you won’t fool all of the people all of the time. Frank Dobrowski Boyne City TIME OUT Editor: When you go to the store, to church, to the beach (yes summer will be here) and out from your home to enjoy time alone or with family and friends, do you wish to have your time invaded by people asking questions?? No I am sure you don’t! Well please read, understand and give our Boyne City people a break. I have many friends who fall into the professional class of working people. They need

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their time off as well as you and me. They are continually bombarded by people and friends (?) asking questions about the city, work place and why did you do this or why didn’t you do this? Why did you vote for this and not vote the way I thought you should? Many of these issues require the person to be circumspect in their answers. We all ask ourselves why do the many of the people who serve us as teachers, doctors, lawyers, and other professionals, who are on the many State, County, School Boards, don’t stay there and serve long enough to become knowledgeable and proficient in the many positions they fill.

»LETTERS , pg. 17

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SCHOOLS From Page 1

interesting,” she said. “It would allow me to get involved with the school system, and it seemed like an interesting opportunity to do so.” Schrock has worked for Charlevoix County for two years as an administrative assistant. She hopes to be a part of the learning system for the benefit of all. “I think I’m a good listener and

MEMORIAL From Page 1

“They (veterans) are the role models for the rest of us.” Crozier shared some of the same sentiments. He said the war memorial is an important reminder for people

NOTICE TO BOYNE CITY WATER CUSTOMERS The Boyne City Water Department will be flushing hydrants from May 2, 2011 through May 16, 2011. If your water becomes discolored open a cold water faucet, which does not have a screen, and let the water run until it’s clear. For questions or concerns call the City Hall office at (231)582-6597.

FROM PAGE ONE I just want to be involved with my kids’ school and the community,” she said. The seats both Reinhardt and Schrock seek are for four-year terms. Voters may cast their ballot between 7 a.m. And 8 p.m. On Tuesday, May 3 at Boyne City Hall. Running for Boyne Falls Public Schools Board of Education are Maureen Hausler, Annmarie Boettger, Diane Fiel and write-in candidate Joseph Duane Westbrook. who enjoy their everyday lives. “Freedom isn’t free. That’s what you have to tell people — freedom is worth fighting for,” he said. “The guys who served for our country had to give up something.” Crozier’s father served in World War II, and, according to Crozier, he gave up his whole life to serve his country. This factor alone compelled Crozier to assist in the development of the war memorial. “This is why I got involved,” he said. “I do it from the heart because it’s paying back my dad.” The bricks are priced as follows: 8 x 8 inches for $90 with a maximum of a 90-character inscription, and 4 x 8 inches for $45 with the maximum of a 45-character inscription. Hopefully, said Crozier, the bricks will be installed before this coming Memorial day. However, it all depends on charitable contributions made by concerned citizens. For those who would like to donate they can go to Citizen’s Bank or get in touch with Ron Crozier at (231) 675-6414.


Yeagers plus one

Peter, Lucas and Jeff Yeager (from left) of Boyne City are pictured in downtown Boyne City with Jana Syben from Germany and Laurie and Monica Yeager, also of Boyne City.

Get your guide to Boyne area summer events BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Whether you are a native or a weekend visitor, knowing just what is going on around the Boyne area is essential to making the most of this resort community. And, to help folks get the most out of their summer season, the Boyne City Gazette has produced the “Discover Boyne” 2011 summer events guide. “It’s a way for us to say ‘welcome to our town’ while also informing the locals of the Boyne area’s numerous summer activities,” said Boyne Gazette Publisher Chris Faulknor. “This 24-page publication is geared towards informing residents and tourists alike of the many amazing, unique events taking place in the Boyne Area, and giving

businesses the opportunity to display their unique goods and services to those unfamiliar with our business community.” People looking at the Events Guide will find details on everything going on in Boyne City for the next several months. “Each event includes pictures, times, dates and contact information for event web sites and organizers,” Faulknor said. “People will also find information on many businesses, churches, and service organizations.” Faulknor said he and his team hope the guide will contribute to the growth this area has enjoyed. “Tourism gives our town vitality,” he said. “The events, people, shows, flea markets, and business sales give our area economic stimulus as well as


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VILLAGE From Page 1

mailed to the village. “I opened it up and on the back of it … it has officer’s names – it says ‘Jim English, badge number 8510; department: Boyne Falls,’” Carson said. English said, “The badge number is just something that they use to fill in that spot.” Carson countered, “They just randomly pick a number out of the air – right Jim?” According to Carson, English is not now, nor has he ever been, an official village officer or reserve officer. Carson then read from a July, 2010, letter composed by the village’s attorney Peter Wendling: “It is a misdemeanor to impersonate a peace officer. By definition peace officer includes an official of a police department of a village. I also want the village to be aware that there could be liability attached for an act or omission undertaken by any person impersonating a Boyne Falls Village Police Officer. Wearing

RESIGN From Page 1

City Parks and Recreation Committee during his nine-and-a-half years of service. Adkison’s advice for his replacement: “Gather all the facts, listen to the citizens and don’t make a decision until the time is needed.” According to correspondence from Boyne City Manager Michael Cain to Boyne City Mayor Chuck Vondra and the rest of the city com-

a uniform of a police department than it needs to be,” he said. “Jim’s it. with a badge as described should a good guy and he does good on “He ain’t got no business goin’ and gettin’ the mail from the vilend immediately. I trust this mat- the council.” Carson added, “It was more or lage,” Carson said. ter will be resolved.” Carson added, “Now here we are less an isolated issue – he never English countered that the letter again talking about it.” did it more than once.” belonged to him. In a telephone interview in the Carson declined to discuss the na- “Just so I know what you’re saydays following the village council ture of the letter in question and ing – just to make this clear: Any meeting, Carson explained that whether he would be forwarding mail that comes to the village Wendling’s original police department, letter of warning was you have the right to It was almost like he was imperwritten in response open?” English asked the council. to a 2010 incident sonating a police officer. Village Councilman wherein English alBILL CARSON, VILLAGE PRES. legedly arrived at a Tony Securo said that council meeting lookhe would not open it. ing like a policeman. “But, somebody opened this letter “He’s got a concealed weapons permit and jacket that it to the village attorney for fur- that was addressed to me,” Eng(read) ‘Village of Boyne Falls ther action. lish said. “And what these are is Police Department’ or something But during the meeting, which at copies … from years ago. It says like that,” Carson said. “It was al- times grew heated, Carson threat- ‘copies’ right on it.” most like he was impersonating a ened to send the Kalkaska letter to English was then asked why he police officer.” the attorney. didn’t have the copies sent to his He added, “He actually looked English denied any attempt to home. like a police officer – it threw up impersonate an officer and com- “I told them to send it to my the red flags and that’s when I plained that the letter was opened house,” he said. “She made the called up Peter Wendling.” before it got to him. mistake and sent it here.” Carson was careful to mention A discussion during the meeting English added, “This is not adthat English heeded the letter’s was then had over whether coun- dressed to Boyne Falls Council so warning concerning his appear- cil members are allowed to pos- it should never have been opened ance. sess mail sent to the village even – period.” “I think it’s just blown out more if it has their individual name on Carson said it was addressed to

the Boyne Falls Police Department and therefore the letter belongs to the village. “If I think there’s something that’s detrimental to the village – your name being on a police document right when our attorney said about the liability, Jim, I am going to open it,” Carson said. “I see your name on there … Jim English has nothing to do with the police department.” English said he agreed that he had nothing to do with the police department, but refused to give up the letter. “You were told way back here about impersonating a police officer,” Carson said. “I’m going to call Peter Wendling. I’m going to explain to him what happened … and how you won’t give us the letter.” Carson directed English not to leave the meeting with the letter and English ultimately yielded the letter to Boyne Falls Village Marshal David Hague. During an interview with English in the days following the meeting, he said he has concerns with village council members opening mail addressed to the police.

mission, the matter had to be dealt with at the Tuesday, April 26 meeting. “Since Dan filed his letter with the city MICHAEL CAIN clerk prior to this meeting … it would be proper to accept his resignation,” Cain stated. “In order to eliminate any confusion of when his term would be over, I would suggest

a year, be a registered voter and not be in default to the city,” Cain stated. “The person appointed by the commission to fill the vacancy will serve until the Monday following the upcoming city election in November of this year.” He added, “A person would run in that election for the remainder of commissioner Adkison’s term, which runs to the Monday following the November, 2013, election.” Part owner of RBI Mechanical in Boyne’s industrial park, Adkison is married and has four grown children and numerous grandchildren.

that Dan and the commission agree to a time, such as 11:59:59 p.m. Or some other time that is seen fit.” The city commission now has 30 days to fill the vacancy by unanimous appointment. The commission could have chosen a temporary replacement as early as this week’s board meeting, but results were not available by press time. “How the commission chooses to fill the vacancy is up to it,” Cain stated. “The commission may act based on people it knows, request applications from interested persons, consider previous

election results, or any other method it chooses.” According to Cain’s letter, Boyne City Clerk Cindy Grice researched the matter and found the last time this happened was in 1987 due to the death of a commissioner. When Casimir Toton died in office on April 26, 1987, his seat was filled on May 5 by Austin Sevener who had previously served on the commission. “The person selected by the city commission must meet the same qualifications as any other member of the city commission must have, including have lived in the city for

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BOYNE AREA COMMUNITY BOYNE CITY BOOSTER FOUNDATION Fall 2010/Winter 2011 Tangerine Colored Tickets

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Frosty fishermen


Mike Karlskin and Mac Smith of Boyne City wait patiently for a bite while doing a little fishing in town last week. Those interested in trout fishing have had a 30-day head start as the season began on April 1 instead of the traditional May 1 start date.

PET(S) OF THE WEEK Sydney My name is Sydney and I am a sweet female cat. I am an active gal that is very social and I love the company of people. I like to strut around the room to see what is going on around me. If you are looking for a fun loving cat than I am the girl for the job. Please stop in and visit with me and see if you are my forever home. FACTOID Cats lack a true collarbone and can generally squeeze their bodies through any place they can get their heads through. They also use their feelers to determine if a space is too small to get though. PET TIP It is possible to take your cat for a walk on a leash. First train the cat to wear a harness, then attach

Volunteer Connections Weekly Spotlight:

Celebrate Earth Day! Celebrate Earth Day by helping us to restore the Martha Cameron Preserve in Harbor Springs and create a Bicyclists’ Wayside along the Little Traverse Wheelway. We’ll be doing some final cleanup, spreading and raking out topsoil, spreading crushed limestone, installing a fence, and planting tree and shrub seedlings. There is no parking at the site, so please call to register (231344-1011) and find out where to park your car. Or, better yet, ride your bike!

a light leash and have the cat become used to trailing the leash. Once it becomes accustomed to this try walking it in the house or yard. In time- you should be able to take your cat to the park. PET HUMOR What do cats like to eat for breakfast ? Mice Crispies MAY DAY CAHS EVENT Sunday, May 1st, the Humane Society will be having a fundraising event at Cava restaurant at Bay Harbor in Petoskey. Please come and bid on beautiful flower arrangements donated by local florists. The cost is $25 per guest (pay at door) and the time is 4- 7 p.m. Hope to see you there. The Charlevoix Area Humane Society is located at 614 Beardsley St. in Boyne City and is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Wednesday and Sunday http;/www.charlevoixhuamne. org Your weekly crossword puzzle is sponsored by the Boyne Valley Lions Club. The Lions believe in serving the local community, can can often be seen working at football games, cleaning a stretch of M-75, and donating to many causes locally. The Lions also have a large-scale mission to be the “Knights for the Blind.” The Boyne Valley Lions Club meets at noon in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library every Wednesday. For information about the Lions, please call Lion Nels Northup at (231) 549-5647.

You can also explore the edges of the Menonaqua Preserve and the Fochtman Preserve as we pick up spring melt trash along their road borders. Meet at the Conservancy office, and we will provide a shuttle ride to the cleanup sites. We’ll do Menonaqua at 10:00 am and Fochtman at 2:00 pm. Bags will be provided. To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go to the Char-Em United Way website: or call 231-487-1006.

Crossword Puzzle solution on page 18

Across: 1. Sheep’s bleat 4. Clock info 8. Incite 12. Nile viper 13. Kilt wearer 14. Exclusively 15. Summit 16. Make coffee 18. Injure 20. Thump 21. Major artery 24. Tears apart 28. Mount ________ (Seattle view) 30. Ark builder 31. Take for granted 32. Diesel _________ 34. Abound 35. Made happy 36. Artist’s prop 38. Ham it up 39. California valley 41. If not

44. Delayed 49. Finish 50. Realm 51. Canned fish 52. Droop 53. Rod and ________ 54. Flower stalk 55. Watch secretly Down: 1. Shower alternative 2. Largest continent 3. Evaluates 4. Recipe abbr. 5. Drink cooler 6. Building cement 7. Engrave 8. San Francisco bridge (2 wds) 9. Stop ______ dime (2 wds) 10. Model Carol _______ 11. Coloring substance 17. Belonging to us 19. Impressively large

22. Lip 23. Golf peg 25. Silent 26. A Scandinavian 27. Tool house 28. At any _______ 29. On the ocean 32. Stately tree 33. Agent Smith’s nemesis 35. Goober 37. Lick up 40. Cooking vessels 42. Easy task 43. Tense 44. Golf norm 45. Mine extract 46. Behold 47. Compass reading (abbr.) 48. Beaver construction

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BOYNE AREA COMMUNITY Boyne City named a ‘Tree City USA’ Arbor Day Foundation Names the City of Boyne City as a Tree City USA Community The National Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the USDA Forest Service has announced that Boyne City has been awarded the designation of Tree City USA for the seventh straight year.

“We commend Boyne City’s elected officials, volunteers and its citizens for providing vital care for its urban forest” said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Trees provide numerous environmental, economical and health benefits to millions of people each day, and we applaud communities that make planting and caring for trees a

top priority.” In observance of Arbor Day and Earth Day, Boyne City’s annual seedling give - away will take place this year on Thursday, April 28th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at City Hall. This year the city will be giving away Red Pines, White Pines, White Spruce, Blue Spruce, Northern Red Oak and Butterfly Bushes.

Come early for the best selection. With continued efforts through Boyne City’s Urban Forestry and street tree programs the city is currently taking names and addresses of city residents who would like to have a tree either planted, trimmed or removed from the city right – of – way at their property. For additional information about

any of the tree programs offered by the city, please contact Andy Kovolski, Superintendent of the DPW at (231) 582-6597.

NCMC lecture on service learning in Guatemala North Central Michigan College will offer a free lecture entitled “Service Learning and Global Awareness: Student Immersion in Guatemala” on Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Library on the Petoskey campus. Nick Holton, a faculty member in the mathematics department at Kirtland Community College and Service-Learning Coordinator, and his students will report on their May 2010 trip to Guatemala, focusing on the people of Guatemala, their lack of opportunities and modern conveniences, as well as the political situation, health, women’s, indigenous and human rights issues. No reservations are required. This free program is sponsored by the Michigan Global Awareness Consortium, a group of commu-

nity colleges dedicated to bringing global issues, international opportunities, and information to their campuses. For more information, call (231) 348-6705. North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey. Through its University Center partnerships, students can take courses leading to certificates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from participating universities. North Central’s Institute for Business & Industry Training offers non-credit job skills training tailored to meet individual needs. In addition to its main campus in Petoskey, North Central offers classes, academic advising, testing and other services in Cheboygan, Gaylord and East Jordan.

North Central Michigan College will offer a lecture on service learning in Guatemala, at 7 p.m. on April 25. Guatemala is pictured in the map at left. For more information, call (231) 3486705. COURTESY GRAPHIC

City-wide leaf pickup scheduled for Boyne City Spring Schedule Mondays and Fridays Now - May 13 The City will pick up leaves during the above scheduled times only. After the scheduled date, citizens will be responsible for their own leaves. Please set bagged leaves curbside anytime after the first day of pick up, in clearly marked biodegradable bags. City crews will pick up bags on Monday and Fridays.

Happy hikers

Sheryl DeCou and Patti Drost of Boyne City were spotted strolling home from the supermarket after doing some shopping at the Boyne City Glen’s Market on Tuesday, April 19.


If your bags have been out for an extended period of time and have not been collected, please notify City Hall at 582-6597. Biodegradable paper bags are available at City Hall

(while supplies last) and some local stores. Please put only leaves in bags as they are not strong enough to hold sticks, sand, or stones, and will tear upon lifting.

Brush will not be picked up curbside, but may be brought to the North Boyne Compost Site. You may haul your own leaves, either bagged in biodegradable bags or un-

bagged, to the compost site on Robinson Street, open seven days a week for your convenience. City Ordinance prohibits depositing leaves or other yard waste in the street.

Political Columnists Wanted: Right, Left & In-Between While we at The Boyne City Gazette respect and take pride in each of our unique columnists, we continue to maintain our commitment to fairness and neutrality by respectfully declining the opportunity to take a political stance. We welcome unique columnists from

all areas of the political spectrum.

Please note that we reserve the right to If you live in the Boyne area, do not cur- accept, decline, or postpone content as rently write a column in another news- circumstances and good judgement paper, and have interest in sharing dictate. your views with the Boyne community, We also reserve the right to edit subplease send your contact information mitted content for grammatical errors, and several writing samples to editor@ libelous content and for space straints.

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MATTERS OF FAITH Schedules of Faith & Fellowship Church of the Nativity Reverend Peggy Nattermann will be celebrant at Episcopal Church of the Nativity on Sunday, April 17. Immediately following the 10 a.m. Eucharist service, coffee hour will be held in the church basement. The last ‘soup, sandwich and study’ supper will be held Wednesday, March 13 in the church basement beginning at 6 p.m. Holy week services will include Palm Sunday Eucharist at 10 a.m., Maundy Thursday foot or hand washing service at 6:30 p.m., Good Friday service at noon on April 22. Easter Sunday service will begin at 10 a.m. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Please call 582-5045 for more information. B.F. United M ethodist Boyne Falls United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 9:15 am, 3057 Mill Street. Children’s programming held during service. Worship Café and Youth Group on Sundays at 6 pm. The April 21st Maundy Thursday service will be held at 7 pm. On Sunday, April 24, our Easter Sunrise Service will be at 7:30 am with breakfast afterwards, followed by our regular service. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 3 pm. Phone 231-582-9776.

Presbyterian Come as you are this Sunday to worship at First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. We invite you to share worship at 10:00 a.m. followed by coffee and conversation. Infant nursery/comfort room, toddler nursery, and children’s Sunday School provided. Choir practices at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. First Sundays include communion (every month) and potluck (during the school year). Office hours are Mon. & Wed. 9-3:30, and Tues. & Thurs. 9-noon. Call (231) 582-7983 for youth group, Bible study, and prayer schedules. Walloon Church On Thursday, April 21, MOPS will meet at 10 AM. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. On Easter Sunday, April 24, the sermon will be given by Pastor Jeff Ellis titled “Are Doubt & Faith Compatible?” from John 20:24-31. Service times are 9 AM and 10:45 AM. There will be infant and toddler nurseries available at both services. Children classes are held during both services. Grades 5 through 7 attend worship service at 9 AM and then have class at 10:45 in room 101. Grades 8 through 11 attend worship service at 9 AM and have class at 10:45 at the Youth Center. At 10:45, there is a class for grade 12 through age 23 in the Disciple-

ship House. Adult classes and small groups will meet during both services. On Monday, April 25, the Women’s Ministry Team will meet at 6 PM. On Tuesday, April 26, the Women’s Bible Study will meet at 9:15 AM in the Discipleship House. This will be their last class until fall. The Food Pantry will be open from 5 - 6:15 PM. On Wednesday, April 27, the family meal will start at 5:30 PM with classes starting at 6:30 PM. On Thursday, April 28, the Cozy Quilters will meet at 9 AM in room 101. For more information, please visit the Church website at or call the church office at 535-2288. G enesis Church B oyne Genesis Church meets in the Boyne Elementary school cafeteria every Sunday from 11am-noon. The have a quality staffed nursery along with Kids Clubhouse ministry for ages 4-4th grade. There is coffee and breakfast treats followed by modern song worship and a practical “talk” that relates the Bible to our everyday life. The core values of Genesis Church are Jesus and his Word, sincere relationships, and serving others. You can check out Genesis Church at

Church Services & Events

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B oyne Valley Catholic Community We are coming up on Holy Week at Boyne Valley Catholic Community, the highest celebration of the Liturgical Year! We start with the celebration of Palm Sunday on April 18th and concluding with the Celebration of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday, April 24th. As always there are many activities to enrich our celebration of this most holy week. Palm Sunday Mass follows the regular Mass schedule : 5:00pm , Saturday, St Matthew, Boyne City. Sunday celebration at 9:00am, St. Augustine, Boyne Falls and 11:00am, Boyne City. Monday evening there will be Stations of the Cross, 7:00 pm, St. Augustine, Boyne Falls. On Tuesday, April 19th, the Parish office will be closed as the faithful are invited to attend the Chrism Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 11:00am in Gaylord. Holy Thursday night mass, 7:00pm St. Matthew, Boyne City, starts the three part Eas-

ter Triduum Mass. Good Friday continues the second part of the mass, 1:00pm in Boyne City. The mass concludes with the Holy Saturday celebration at 9:00pm at St. Matthew. Easter Sunday mass celebrations will be 9:00am at St. Augustine, Boyne falls and 11:00am, St. Matthew, Boyne City. If you need anymore information concerning the Holy week celebrations please call the office, (231)582-7718. B.C. United M ehodist Boyne City United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 11 am, 324 South Park Street. Children’s programming held during service. Bible Study on Thursdays 10 am – open to everyone. Easter Sunday service, April 24th at 11 am. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 3 pm. Phone 231-582-9776. Upper Peninsula Beef & Chicken Pasties are on sale for $2.75 each. Call the church office or stop by during office hours.


Oliver Mitchell Jodway, 94 Oliver Mitchell Jodway went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2011 at the Georgia House in Charlevoix. Oliver was born on March 23, 1917 in Petoskey, Michigan to Oliver and Esther (Burrows) Jodway. He married Jennie E. Willis on December 12, 1942 in Lasing. She was the love of his live for 56 years. Oliver graduated from Petoskey Schools in 1937. In 1940 Oliver enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force. He served in the 926th Signal Battalion. He was Platoon Sergeant on D-day at Normandy: 3rd wave and outpost observer with General Patton. When he returned from his tour of duty he was ranked Master Sergeant, he loved his country. Oliver worked for the United State Postal Service in Boyne

City for 20 years retiring in 1979. After retirement Oliver worked as a real estate agent for Century 21 Boyne for 10 years. Oliver was well known for his story telling and sense of humor and the love of his family and friends. He enjoyed music, playing cards and was a faithful fan of the Detroit Pistons and Tigers. Oliver loved the Lord and was a very devoted Christian. He was a member of the Horton Bay United Methodist Church and served on several committees over the years. He was past President of the Liztenburger Assoc., served on the Boyne City Housing Commission, Member of the American Legion, Rural Letter Carrier’s Assoc., and the Sheriff’s Assoc. He is survived by his three children; Nancy (Dean) Mikul-

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ski of Charlevoix, MI, Kathy (Steve) Edgerton, Tabernacle, NJ; Tom Jodway of Charlevoix, MI. 5 grandchildren Christopher (Andi) Mikulski, Matthew (Libby) Mikulski, Melissa Edgerton, Elizabeth Edgerton (fiancé Jonathan Brudowsky) and Jason Jodway. 2 great-grandchildren Kamri and Kenzi Cunningham. He is also survived by his very dear friend Paulette Hayden. Oliver was preceded in death by his wife Jennie, his parents, brother Clarence and sisters Ileana and Esther. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 21st at the Horton Bay United Methodist Church. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20th at the Stackus Funeral Home, Boyne City. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Hos-

pice of Northwest Michigan or to the Horton Bay United Methodist Church. Stackus Funeral Home of Boyne City is serving the family. Marilyn L. Osborn (August 7, 1935 - April 20, 2011) Marilyn Louise Osborn passed away peacefully on April 20, 2011 at Northern Michigan Regional Hospitals to be face to face with Jesus. What a wonderful reunion to be healed of all afflictions. She will be celebrating Easter with our Risen Lord. Marilyn was born August 7, 1935 in Petoskey to Joseph and Clara (Solomon) Osborn. She has resided here her entire life. She was a life long member of the Petoskey United Methodist Church, the United Method-

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ist Women, and the Northern Michigan Emmaus Community having taken her walk in 1984. She taught several Bible studies, Vacation Bible School and Sunday School. She was a faithful supporter of several ministries, including Northern Christian Radio, Right to Life and Bible a Month Club. She was known by all as a faithful prayer warrior. Never a complainer, she had lots of pain but you would never know it—she thanked the Lord for her life and what he had given her and was a faithful steward of all that was given to her. She never drove but could be seen walking all over downtown Petoskey, having lived most of her adult life in downtown Petoskey. The highlight of her life was taking a trip to Israel to walk on the same land where Jesus

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had walked. She loved to knit and do needlework and mend her clothes. She made dolls, dishcloths, pot holders, scrubbies and other things. She sold these for pin money although she probably gave more away than she ever sold. When a friend was going to an orphanage in Guatemala a few years ago, she took it upon herself to make over 30 dolls to send with her to be able to give one to each of the girls at the orphanage. She was so worried she was not going to be able to finish the last few in time, but she did! She is survived by several cousins, hundreds of dolls, and many friends, brothers and sisters in Christ, including her very special friends, Maxine Burhans, Kim Wills and Susan Wirgau. A special thank you to all who gave her support over the years but especially over the last few weeks of her life. Her life will be celebrated with a funeral service on Monday April 25th at 11:00 a.m. at the Petoskey United Methodist Church, Dr. James Mitchum will officiate; visitation will take place at the church Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place within Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Petoskey United Methodist Church. Denise L. Stockdill (July 12, 1965 - April 21, 2011) Denise L Stockdill, 45, died April 21 of 2011 in her home with her mother by her side. Denise was born on July 12, 1965 in Minot, North Dakota to Leah (Jeri) and Vernon Stockdill. Denise is survived by her mother Leah Saputo (Tom) of Boca Raton, FL, her brother Vernon Stockdill (Sue) and son Brock of Brighton, MI; her seven children, Abigail 21, Jacob Larime 19, Teckla 14, Colin 12, Trinity 10, Christian 7, Canaan Danielson 5, all in Petoskey, MI. She was preceded in death by her Father Vernon Stockdill of North Dakota, grandparents Olga Speare, husbands Jack Hutton and William Speare along with numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Denise Stockdill was and will remain to be the most amazing mother. Her true passions and gifts shine through in her children. Any who met her know just how kind, supportive and loving she truly was. She went out of her way to help any of her children or

their many friends. She’d give the shirt off her back to a complete stranger. Starting as a student of Northern Sky Obedience Academy in Charlevoix, she came to love Gaye Amick, her teacher, and the art of dog training. By the end of her training days Denise and Rycca (her German Sheppard) helped many clients achieve training goals and perform multiple demonstrations. She completed High School in Minot, then moved on to college in Fargo North Dakota. She then moved to Denver for college, where she met her first husband. Denise and Scott Larime moved to Michigan to get married and start a family. After her divorce she met and married Kevin Danielson, moving to Petoskey having a total of five children where she spent the rest of her days caring for her children and family. Who will love and miss her. A memorial service will be held on Monday May 2nd at 2:00pm at the Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey with Pastor Andrew Pomerville of the Church in the Hills in Bellaire, MI, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, May 2nd from 1:00pm until the time of service. Phyllis Ruth Stanley (November 5, 1918 - April 17, 2011) Phyllis Stanley, 92, died peacefully with her family at her bedside Sunday, April 17th at Hiland Cottage. She was born Nov. 5, 1918 in Detroit, Michigan. She married Wallace Stanley on May 5, 1941. They made their home in Bloomfield Hills until they retired to Sarasota, FL until his death in 2000. She then moved to Petoskey in 2006 to be near her daughter, Sue Keiswetter. She loved entertaining and being with family. She is survived by two daughters, Sue (Tom) Keiswetter of Petoskey and Sherry Sieb of Dallas, TX., three grandsons, Matthew (Sarah) Keiswetter of Birmingham, MI, Andrew Keiswetter of Denver, CO and Scott (Erica) Sieb of Dallas, TX. A celebration of her life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Phyllis’ memory with a charitable contribution are asked to consider Hiland Cottage-Hospice of Little Traverse Bay or The Salvation Army of Petoskey. Arrangements are in the care of the Stone Funeral Home of Petoskey.

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Easter service From parish hall to Sunday school classroom, numerous Boyne City folks observed the Easter holiday with church services last Sunday, April 24. These pictures were taken at Walloon Lake Community Church.


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BOYNE AREA SCHOOLS BCPS Student of the Week Drama Quiz Bowl Band Jazz Band FUTURE PLANS/GOALS: “I am going to school at MSU and getting a double major in music performance and education.”

NAME: Caleb Crouch PARENTS’ NAMES: Pam Crouch GRADE: 12 HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Bowling with friends Playing pool Playing video games Listen to music SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Tennis

STAFF COMMENTS: “Caleb is a truly outstanding musician. He is an All-State level performer who enjoys working with other students. Caleb is a real asset to Boyne City High.” -Mr. Ivie “Caleb is an enjoyable student. He adds to class discussions and is concerned about his education.” -Mrs. Clausen “Caleb is a creative thinker who adds an interesting outlook, energy and perspective to the classroom discussions and culture.” -Ms. Heath “Caleb is an exceptional student and one that I am extremely proud of. I enjoy watching and listening to Caleb play in our band program – his love of the music shines through.” –Mrs. Jarema

The 23rd annual county-wide police D.A.R.E. golf tournament The Boyne City and East Jordan Police Departments, along with the Charlevoix County Sheriff Department are pleased to announce the 23rd annual D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Golf Tournament and Dinner fundraising event, to be held at Boyne Mountain on May 15, 2011. This will be the first year the tournament is held on a Sunday. Traditionally it has always been held on a Thursday. Tee time will be at 12:30pm on the Alpine Course, and a prime rib dinner will be served at 5:30pm

at Ericksen’s Restaurant at Boyne Mountain. The golf tournament is a 4 person team shotgun scramble. Prizes will be awarded on the Par 3 holes for the longest drive, closest to the pin, and most putts per team, with a hole in one worth $5000.00 cash on two pre-selected par 3 holes. The cost of golf and dinner is $80.00 per person which includes a group photo of your team. If you are not a golfer, dinner tickets can be purchased in advance at the Boyne City Police

Department. The cost for dinner is only $14.00 per person. We are also seeking hole sponsors. For $100.00 you or your business can sponsor a hole and have a professionally produced sign by Mitchell Graphics posted on that hole. For a $300.00 sponsorship you will receive an engraved plaque and two dinner tickets in addition to the advertising sign. We also have $80.00 hole sponsorships for the prize holes such as closest to the pin or longest drive. The D.A.R.E. Association is also

seeking items for door prizes. If you have any items you wish to donate, you can either drop them off at Boyne City PD, East Jordan PD, or the Charlevoix County Sheriff Department, or you can call 582-6611 and someone will pick them up. If you can not participate, but still wish to support D.A.R.E. program you can send a donation to Charlevoix County D.A.R.E. at 319 N Lake St, Boyne City, MI 49712. If you are interested in registering a team or need more information on the event or about

the D.A.R.E. program, please contact a local D.A.R.E. Officer, Asst. Chief Jeff Gettel or Officer Dan Mercer of the Boyne City Police Department; Officer Clyde Payton of the East Jordan Police Department; or Deputy Ben Speigl of the Charlevoix County Sheriff Department, or call (231)582-6611. The proceeds from the fundraiser are used to train D.A.R.E. Officers, and to purchase educational materials, graduation supplies, and instructional equipment used for the D.A.R.E. program.

Boyne City students named ‘America & Me’ essay contest winners Three students from Boyne City Middle School in Boyne City have been named local winners in the 42nd Annual America and Me Essay Contest. The three students, who earned the first, second, and third place awards for their school, are Alyssa Wonski, first, Dalton Gardner, second, and Jessica Dowty, third. All three received award certificates for their achievement. As the school’s first place winner, Alyssa’s name will also be engraved on a plaque for permanent display in the school. Boyne City Middle School’s participation in the America and Me Essay Contest was sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance Agent Valerie Diener of Gaylord. Alyssa Wonski’s first place essay now advances to the state level competition, from which the top ten essays in Michigan will be selected. The top ten statewide winners, who will be announced in April, will each receive a plaque, a medallion and a cash award of $1,000. in addition, the top ten essayists will be honored at a banquet in Lansing, meet with Michigan’s top governmental leaders, and be featured guests at a Lansing Lugnuts minor league baseball game dedicated in their honor. A team o f finalist judges that includes a top Michigan government official and the sponsoring teachers of last year’s top statewide winners will determine the ranking of the top 10 statewide winners this year. Several thousand eighth-grade students from nearly 500 Michigan schools participated in the 2010-2011 America and Me Essay Contest, which was

conducted with the help of Farm Bureau Insurance agents across the state. The topic of the 2010-2011 contest was “My Personal Michigan Hero.” Started in 1968 and open to all Michigan eighth grade students, the contest encourages Michgian youngsters to explore their roles in America’s future. As sponsor of the contest, Farm Bureau Insurance has earned 11 national awards from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. My American Hero 2nd Place Winner Dalton Gardner Caring, loving, respectful ... YES; and most definitely strong! These are just a few words I think of to describe my hero. When I think of the word hero I don’t think of a professional athlete, not a movie star or even a rock star, I think of grandma Esther. She was one of the most courageous and giving people I have ever seen. My grandma Esther was a very unique person and extremely self-sufficient. In some ways she was a lot like other grandmas because she could bake the most wonderful cookies and make the most unusual yet very tasty dinners. But my grandma could do things that I never heard of or seen other grandmas doing; she could change the oil in her car, change the brakes or fix a flat tire. When she was young she used to help her dad take apart the engine in his car and fix what was wrong with it and put it back together again. She would mow her own lawn and I even seen her shovel the snow off the walk way to her house. I don’t think ther was anything


Pictured are two of the winners of the “America & Me” essay contest (front, left) is Dalton Gardner, who took second place, and (front, right) Alyssa Wonski who took first place in the annual contest. she couldn’t do! I remember this one time at our last house she was up on the roof of the garage with my dad and uncles putting the shingles on in the middle of a snow storm. She also helped my parents insulate the garage while they were at work, by they weren’t happy she was doing it by herself. She would always come to my baseball games, football games, and especially all my school sing-a-longs. She had the prettiest blue eyes ... i guess that is where I got them. Seriously though, she loved me and always made me feel special. My grandma was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer in her neck and died a few months later; it was one of the hardest

things I have ever had to deal with. Even though she was sick she always tried to make me laugh. She was always thinking of others and would always try to help no matter what the task. I miss her and I hope that one day people will look up to me the way I look up to her. My Undercover Superhero 1st Place Winner Alyssa Wonski Hero. The word we thought represented someone with super powers and a cape when we were five. We have learned over the years that a hero does not wear a cape, or see through wall, but, instead has remarkable, meaningful characteristics. Now, at age 13, when I hear the word hero, there is one

particular person who comes to my mind: my grandmother. My grandma is unlike any other grandma. She is the king of grandma that I can talk to about anything and everything, like friends or school. I can also go over to her house and lounge around, drink hot chocolate and watch Dean Martin movies with her. My grandma loves me and my obnoxious, yet lovable, cousins unconditionally. Every time her grandchildren come up north to Boyne City to visit they all stay at her house. There are at least 20 people crammed into my grandma’s tiny, little house. Why do they all cram and sleep uncomfortably on the floor? Because CONTINUED NEXT PAGE

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BOYNE AREA COMMUNITY they want to be around my grandma, and maybe they want breakfast to since she cooks all the time! I have two 6- and 8-year old cousins who love to play baseball. They ask my grandma to play, and no matter what she is doing she will take some time to be the pitcher ... sometimes she even bats and runs! When my cousins are visiting, my grandma is constantly cooking, entertaining kids, and cleaning. My grandpa, when he was younger, had a lot of health problems, and my grandma helped him a lot. A couple years ago my grandpa had a stroke and lost part of his brain. The part he lost was connected to his emotions, so you can never really tell when he is happy, sad or just normal. My grandpa is currently has dementia so he doesn’t really understand what is going on around him or who is grandchildren are sometimes. Everyday my grandma makes sure my grandpa takes his pills, eats meals, and has plenty of love. She is doing all this and still living her life to the fullest.

Another hero characteristics my super grandma has is and independent spirit. She does her own house work, makes dinner, mows the lawn, and, on top of that, she loudly cheers at her grandchildren’s intense sporting events. My grandma is also very healthy, she tries to walk every day and always has fruit to eat around her house. I feel it would be hard to live my grandmother’s life because she is pretty much on her own and feels like she can’t leave her house because something might happen to my grandpa. Despite all this craziness, my grandma always has a smile on her face, bringing a room full of people to happiness. So how does she live this life (with a smile on her face), make time for herself and be the most outstanding, healthy grandma ever? I have no idea! My grandmother is like a professional juggler, she knows exactly how to balance everything in her life perfectly. For me, my grandmother is the perfect example of a superhero. Roadblock

3rd Place Winner Jessica Dowty March 18, 1985, a new born baby boy was brought into this world, a beautiful gift from God. As my friend and youth pastor, Brian’s parents gazed upon their new born baby boy. I wonder if they ever imagined that he would ever be a hero someday. If they did, they were right. The first time I met Brian I was but a child. I looked one, two, three times. I didn’t yet understand why he walked different from me or why his arm looked the way it did. It wasn’t until I was a littl bit older that adults expressed to me the answers to my questions. Brian was born with cerebral palsy, a commonly known birth defect that disables a body’s development. At eighteen he was diagnosed with epilepsy, a brain disorder that can produce numerous seizures. That was all that I knew. It was like telling a toddler about calculus, I could hear the words but not fully comprehend the meanings. In my eyes I knew enough informations. They

were all just simple words to me. As simple as it seemed to me then, nothing had ever been simple at all. Think about the objects and resources you use everyday. Now imagine doing all of that with only one working arm. I can’t fully interpret how hard some things may be for him. However, I have known Brian for years and never once have I ever seen him let his disabilities bring him down. In my opinion, a hero is someone who has been through it all and nobody would ever know. Regardless of his physical weaknesses, Brain plays golf, he can drive, he teaches teens about god, and he lives a completely normal life. He can do anything he set his mind to with the most positive attitudes I’ve ever seen. Brain is my inspiration to enjoy everyday and to never, ever let your weaknesses control your life or bring any part of you down. In this world, many of us will never truly understand how to have an optimistic outlook on

life. Many of us will never need to. I believe that’s why God put people like Brain on this earth. To be what some people might call a victim of something terrible, and yet he still lives every moment like it’s the best moment of his life. Sometimes I think about why things like this happen. Why was Brian born with cerebral palsy? Why would such a roadblock be given to such and amazing family? But then I remember something. In their situation there may be some bad, but the good always covers it up to the point that it may not really be a problem. I believe it’s even a blessing in many ways. I love Brian like a brother and for the rest of my life will thank him for the lessons he has taught me and for being my Michigan hero.

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CTAC dancers accepted to programs across America programs can also be a financial burden for many families. The summer intensive programs usually last from three to six weeks and cost an average of $5,000 to attend. “Two years ago the parents came to us saying, we need help!’” says Raue. “We started brainstorming ways to generate funding, and we decided to offer several dance performances for the community and started the Crooked Tree Dance Scholarship Fund.” The past two summers, the pre-professional students performed Let Them Dance at Bay View in August. In December they put on three well-attended holiday performances titled Dance the Halls, which included selections from the Nutcracker. The proceeds from those performances and many area individuals also contributed to the fund. The dancers bring back with them much to share with each other, the younger dancers and the community. “It is not too late to support this year’s group of talented dancers for their summer intensive studies. Donations to the Crooked Tree Dance Scholarship Fund can be made online, by mail, or over the phone” noted Liz Ahrens, Executive Director. “Please be sure to specify the PHOTO BY G. RANDALL GOSS Dance Scholarship Fund. Your help directly supports these dedicated Dancer Esmae Gold has been chosen to study dance abroad. students the opportunity to attend Crooked Tree Arts Center will be one weekend. There are many stories these crucial summer intensives” well represented in dance programs of success from this year’s audition continued Ahrens. The Bay Harbor across the United States this sum- season. One highlight comes from Foundation provides grant support mer. Dancers from the arts center’s auditions by Ireland Adgate, Ma- for the Dance Education programs pre-professional ballet program have rie Millard, and Emily McGeehan. at the arts center. The dancers will be performing been accepted in the top summer in- The three young women auditioned Peter Pan and Wendy on June 10 tensive programs. Under the direc- for the Suzanne Farrell summer intion of Heather Raue, and instruc- tensive on Cedar Island. Farrell, a and 11, 2011 at 7 pm at the Harbor tor/choreographers Karrie Benedict world-renown dancer, travels the Springs Performing Arts Center. and Stephanie Overton, the group is world and selects ten students ages This performance will feature all of comprised of highly dedicated and 11 to 13 for this two-week program. the students from the Crooked Tree talented dancers ages 12-22. Many Adgate, Millard, and McGeehan Arts Center’s dance program, ages 4 of these students aspire to become were among those selected to attend. and up. Tickets will be on sale midprofessional dancers and teachers. To achieve this level of success, the May. After returning from their An integral part of a serious dancer’s dancers at Crooked Tree Arts Center summer intensives this year, the pretraining process is attending summer study six days a week, year-round. “I professional dancers will collaborate intensive programs at the country’s am so proud of this group of danc- with the Great Lakes Chamber Orfinest schools, generally attached to ers, their hard-work and consistency chestra on August 27 at Bay View professional companies. The school is certainly paying off”, says Raue, for A Premier Ballet Evening of directors travel across the country, "Not only are they receiving exciting the Peterboro Suite. Tickets will be often holding auditions outside of summer opportunities, but more of available early summer. the U.S., looking at thousands of them are receiving year-round invita- For more information, visit www. young dancers. This year, twelve tions each year." Crooked Tree Arts or call 231-347CTAC dancers have achieved ac- Center is proud to be Michigan’s 4337. ceptances in many of the country’s exclusive audition site for Deeply The following are this year’s exciting acceptances and where CTAC top programs—several of them have Rooted Productions. been accepted in multiple programs. Parents must also make a great deal dancers will study this summer and During the winter months, students of sacrifices to support their chil- year-round: and their parents must travel fre- dren in these endeavors. Not only is Ireland Adgate (age 13) of Boyne quently to attend auditions in Chica- traveling to and from dance classes Falls go and other major cities. Often they a major time commitment, but the Suzanne Farrell's Cedar Island Balmay attend up to four auditions in cost of dance lessons, shoes, and let Course (Upstate New York) - At-

tending Houston Ballet Academy American Ballet Theatre Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet (summer/year-round) Gelsey Kirkland Repertory Workshop Hannah Bianchi (age 18) of Harbor Springs Deeply Rooted Productions (Chicago) - Attending Ben Cheney (age 22) of Petoskey American Dance Festival (Durham) - Attending SUNY Purchase - Attending University of New Mexico scholarship Ellie Conners (age 14) of Petoskey Houston Ballet Academy - Attending American Ballet Theatre Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School (summer/year-round) scholarship Attending Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet (summer/year-round) LINES Ballet School Boston Ballet School Gelsey Kirkland Repertory Workshop Esmae Gold (age 17) of Petoskey Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet (summer/year-round) scholarship - Attending American Ballet Theatre Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School School of Ballet Austin Butler University Summer Ballet Program scholarship Gelsey Kirkland Repertory Workshop Deeply Rooted Productions Sarah Grose (age 13) of Boyne Falls Grand Rapids Ballet School - Attending School of Ballet Chicago Emily McGeehan (age 12) of Peto-

skey Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet (NYC) (summer/yearround) - Attending Suzanne Farrell's Cedar Island Program Houston Ballet Academy American Ballet Theatre Jeremiah McGeorge (age 19) of Boyne City Deeply Rooted Productions (Chicago) - Attending Michael Menghini (age 13) of St. Ignace Houston Ballet Academy (Houston) - Attending American Ballet Theatre scholarship Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet Pacific Northwest Ballet School Marie Millard (age 12) of Indian River School of American Ballet scholarship (NYC) - Attending Suzanne Farrell's Cedar Island Program Gelsey Kirkland Repertory Workshop Houston Ballet Academy American Ballet Theatre Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet (summer/year-round) Pacific Northwest Ballet School Kirsten Reynolds (age 16) of Harbor Springs Indiana University's Summer Ballet Intensive (Indiana) - Attending Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet Butler Univeristy Summer Ballet Program scholarship Gelsey Kirkland Repertory Workshop Bri Wilson (age 15) of Petoskey Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet (NYC) - Attending

PHOTO BY G. RANDALL GOSS Ellie Conners has been chosen to study dance abroad.

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Consider these tax-smart investment moves

Ruth Skop Manages Edward Jones Investments of Boyne City April 18 was the deadline for filing your individual tax return. But that wasn’t the only event that occurred this tax season. Although you might not have been aware of it, Tax Freedom Day fell on April 12. Tax Freedom Day, calculated annually by the Tax

Foundation, is the day on which Americans have earned enough money to pay this year’s federal, state and local taxes. Of course, Tax Freedom Day is something of a fiction, because most people pay their taxes throughout the year, via their paychecks. Furthermore, when you pay taxes, you help fund public education, the police, the fire department, highways, college scholarships and many other important elements of society. Nonetheless, you may want to use the concept of Tax Freedom Day to look for ways to reduce the taxes associated with your investments. Here are a few suggestions: • Fully fund your IRA. For 2011, you generally can contribute up to $5,000 to a traditional or Roth IRA, or $6,000 if you’re 50 or older. When you invest in a traditional IRA, your contributions may be tax deductible, depending on your income level, and your earnings can

grow on a tax-deferred basis. With a Roth IRA, your contributions are not deductible, but your earnings can grow tax free, provided you’ve had your account at least five years and you don’t start taking withdrawals until you’re 591/2. • Increase your 401(k) contributions. When you contribute to a 401(k), you can receive two main types of tax benefits. First, you typically put in pre-tax dollars to your 401(k), so the more you contribute, the lower your taxable income. And second, your earnings can grow on a tax-deferred basis. For 2011, you generally can contribute up to $16,500 to your 401(k), or $22,000 if you’re 50 or over. (The same contribution limits apply to 457(b) plans, for state or local government employees,

or 403(b) plans, for employees of schools or other tax-exempt organizations.) So, whenever your salary goes up, you many want to consider boosting your contributions to your 401(k) or other employersponsored retirement plan. • Invest in a 529 plan. If you have children or grandchildren whom you’d like to help through college, you may want to invest in a 529 plan. Your earnings grow tax-free, provided they are used for qualified higher education expenses, and your contributions may be deductible from your state taxes, depending on your state of residence and the plan in which you choose to participate. • Be a “buy-and-hold” investor. By holding investments at least one year be-

fore selling them, gains on your investment will generally be taxed at a rate of 15 percent. If you sell an appreciated investment you’ve held less than one year, the tax rate will be the same as your individual tax rate, which could be as high as 35 percent. • Look for dividends. You can potentially increase your cash flow by purchasing investments that pay dividends. For 2011 and 2012, individual investors also benefit from a maximum tax rate of 15 percent on qualified dividends. If you don’t need the extra

cash, you can reinvest the dividends and increase your ownership shares — which is a key to building wealth. (Keep in mind, though, that companies can decrease or eliminate dividends at any time.) As mentioned above, Tax Freedom Day is more of an idea than a reality. But by following these tax-smart investment tips, you can potentially gain some benefits for years to come.

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local EdwardJones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, its associates and financial advisors do not provide tax or legal advice.

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“Bad Things Happen” by Harry Dolan G.P. Putnam’s Sons (Penguin), 2009 Review by: Kirk Jabara

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Care about Boyne’s history? Maybe you can help! The Boyne City Gazette and Boyne District Library are working together to compile a database of old Boyne City Photos. Once scanned, this photos are intended to be made available for public use, free of charge. ••• Anyone with any pictures that they would like to share may drop them off at one of the following locations: -The Boyne City Gazette - 5 West Main St. (Ste. #7) Boyne City, MI 49712 -Boyne District Library - 201 East Main St. Boyne City, MI 49712 If you wish that they be returned, please include your address or phone number. ••• If you wish to make other arrangements, or have any questions, please contact Boyne City Gazette Historian Edward May III at edmay@ or call The Boyne City Gazette at (231) 582-2799.

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to your health NMRHS Men’s Support Northern Michigan Regional Health System Launches Support Group for Men with Prostate Cancer Northern Michigan Regional Health System is launching a new program for men with prostate cancer. The “Man to Man” program, developed by the American Cancer Society, helps men cope with prostate cancer through health lectures and education, books and other resources, and support for patients and their family members. A core component of the program is the self-help and/or support group. Volunteers organize these free monthly meetings where speakers and participants learn about and discuss prostate cancer, treatment, side effects, and how to cope with a prostate cancer diagnosis and its treatment. The first meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in the Community Health Education Center, located across the parking lot from the main entrance to Northern Michigan Regional Hospital. It will be facilitated by Kirk Parent, manager of Radiation Therapy. For more information, please call (231) 4874000. CIRCLE OF STRENGTH Circle of Strength Cancer Support Group meets on the First Wednesday of every month at Charlevoix Area Hospital in the large classroom on the lower level of Hospital. Time: 10:30a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and on Beaver Island-Medical Center at the same time each month. The next meeting will be Wednesday, May 4, 2011. We will welcome anyone in the area to join us for sharing, learning and making new friends. If you have been diagnosed with cancer now or in the past, if you are a family member of a person with cancer, or a friend and support person of someone with cancer, you will always gain something special from a meeting. We will be joining (via REMC-like TV live,) the support group on Beaver Island. We are in this together.

Circle of Strength fashion show this Saturday The Charlevoix Area Hospital cancer support group, “The Circle of Strength” is having its 8th annual Fashion Show Luncheon on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Charlevoix Public Library from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the door with a chance to win a two-Night stay for two, meals included, at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. There will be no ticket presales for this event. All models have in some way been affected by cancer. All proceeds will benefit access to local cancer care. Call (231) 547-8906 for further questions. FILE PHOTO Charlevoix Area Hospital’s next Local radio personality Mel Majoros of WMKT 1270 and Lite 96 will be one “Wellness Wednesday” will be of the cancer survivors modeling clothes at the fashion show this Satur- from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. The day, April 30 at the Charlevoix Public Library. Wellness Wednesday Health

Screens include: Total Cholesterol, HDL, ratio, and Glucose levels, Body Mass Index (BMI) score, Fat Percentage, and a Blood Pressure reading. No fasting required. However, if you are fasting an LDL and triglyceride reading can also be obtained. Cost for the service is $12. Participants will also receive a blood pressure log and pedometer as well as all test results at the time of the screen. A Registered Nurse will adapt health Consultation and educational materials to individual results. Appointments can be made in advance by calling the office of Community Health Education at Charlevoix Area Hospital: (231) 547-8906 or by email: Walk-ins are always welcome.

Stress reduction classes offered at NMRHS “An Introduction to Mindfulness – A Method for Stress Reduction” and “Mindfulness in Healthcare” will be offered through The Center for Optimal Health at Northern Michigan Regional Health System. Each six-week course, led by instructor Chris Frasz, MSW, will take place on Tuesdays beginning May 17, at the Community Health Education Center located on the Northern Michigan Regional Hospital campus in Petoskey. “Mindfulness in Healthcare” will run 5:30-6:45 p.m. and “An Introduction to Mindfulness” will run 7-8:15 p.m. “The goal of these Mindfulness introductory courses is to introduce participants to the tools and methods of becoming more aware of one’s thoughts and feelings through mindfulness training,” said Carin Nielsen, MD, Medical

Director for The Center for Optimal Health. “Mindfulness is a complementary practice ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the mind-body connection, as well as of the ways our unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can impact emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Mindfulnessbased stress reduction programs have been proven as an effective tool to reduce stress and improve quality of life both in the general public and also specifically in those in healthcare-related professions.” In both courses, participants will learn to identify particular events and thoughts that bring on stress and learn tools and methods for responding to and managing such stressors. Breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, body scan, and basic stretches will be reviewed and incorporated.

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Talking with your doctor key to migraine management (ARA) - Americans are all too familiar with the headaches caused by daily life, but nearly 30 million Americans experience more than “just a bad headache.” Migraines are different from the everyday headache and are characterized by throbbing head pain, usually located on one side of the head, often accompanied by nausea or vomiting and sensitivity to light or sound. Typically, migraine sufferers work with a doctor to treat their condition, and discussions during these office visits play an important role in developing a patient’s migraine management plan. Findings from a new national survey released by the National Headache Foundation and GlaxoSmithKline suggest that migraine patients could be doing more to make the most out of their

medical visits. The survey of 1,218 migraine patients and 533 doctors found that patients saw their doctor an average of six times in the past year, but 70 percent of these visits were related to other health conditions. Despite this, nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of patients reported migraines were discussed during visits where migraine was not the primary reason for the visit. “The survey results show patients and doctors are having important conversations about migraine management; however, these conversations are not always robust or the primary purpose of a patient’s visit, making discussion points unclear,” says Robert Dalton, executive director of the National Headache Foundation. “By giving patients

and doctors tools to guide conversations, we can help patients and doctors make the most of the limited time they have to talk about migraines.” Here are some steps patients can take to help have better conversations with their doctor about migraines: * Prepare for a conversation with your doctor so you get everything out of it that you want. Keep a migraine diary. Be organized, specific, direct and ready to talk details. Be prepared to provide information on your migraine history and general medical history. Track your attacks and how you treat them. Note the date, length of each migraine, severity, symptoms, triggers and impact on your life. Track medication taken, when, for how long and how

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Well I know of many who are hounded by questions, accusations and embarrassed in public. Also in their churches, and fraternal organizations by their fellow citizens who don’t know enough to call and during working hours! Are not these fellow members of our community entitled to time off so they can enjoy the benefit of Northern Michigan and their town? I know of Doctors who lost patients because they voted of this or that and you did not like it! A good Masonic friend left his Lodge due to his own “Lodge” Brothers besieging him with questions about why the County did this or that! A gas station owner who served our town and had people stiff him on their bill, and change their service because they did not agree with his vote on a school board issue. A law enforcement officer had a private phone installed due to phone calls that should have been done during normal working hours. Another man who is absent from at-


FROM PAGE 2 roads, schools, fire departments, police stations, army, navy, air force, marines and set aside money for the sick, elderly and mentally deficient, we will continue to be socialist – you pretty much can't have a so-ciety without some degree of a so-cialist monetary system. Our sickly hybrid of an economic system, which ensures financial penalties disproportionately harm the poorest among us, is set up to favor business Goliaths like food and beverage companies, investment firms and corporate farming operations while education dollars continue to dwindle. True, the wealthy pay the majority of taxes. And, thanks to the fact that America spends more money each year on the production and export of murder (our leaders call it preemptive defense) than all other countries combined, those rich people get stuck paying a huge


FROM PAGE 2 lower rates}. They often donate millions to charity. The more our government encourages making more of us dependent on government for survival, the more the work ethic deteriorates. When this number reaches over 50% (it’s 40% now),



The formal charter reads, “American Legion Auxiliary at Boyne City. Ernest W. Peterson Post No. 228, Department of Michigan, 23 August 1922. Signed in Jackson, Michigan September 2, 1922. December 30th. The Union of Socialist Soviet Republic (USSR) including Russia, the Ukraine, White Russia and the Trans-Caucasus is established. September 18th. The largest crowd of Masons and other people from Michigan and the greater Midwest gather and are present at the laying of the corner stone for the new Masonic temple in Detroit. It is estimated that over 40,000 Masonic members were present and an additional crowd of 100, 00 was on hand

tending his church as he is buried under question about why the county did this or that? Is this the proper place to corner him with work related issues? Shame on you! Many are questioned by others as they sit for a family dinner in a restaurant and or accosted in a bar when they choose to have a libation. There is a proper time and place for everything and in public or when of one’s own time is not one of them. I am not unable to tell someone who is out of place where to go! These men and women who serve us are held to a higher standard and are not as free as you and I to answer question as we would wish to when they are given in a public place and in a crowded location. We need good well educated people who are willing to serve our town and county so give them a break! In the modern vernacular stay out of their face and allow then their space! Allow then their time to enjoy Michigan with their friends and families, show them the respect that you would like to receive. Edward May III Boyne City

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amount of their income to the federal government. The ironic part is the politicians whom we elected to spend those dollars on roads and schools and defense of the country – mind you that defense and offense are two very different things – quibble over a minute portion of the budget. The offense budget went up $22 billion or so this year for a total in the high $700 billions, but America's education system will see no bailout. So, while the elephant team is fuming because someone with six years of education is earning a whopping $45,000 a year, we're giving Israel $50 million to help them bulldoze Palestinian homes. While the Tea Party is marching to stop President Obama from spending a few million on head-start programs, billions of your federal tax dollars are going to pay a Blackwater truck driver six times the annual salary that my brother got paid to get shot at in Iraq for two tours because, after all, invading Iraq was a far bet-

ter use of American tax funds than shoring up our infrastructure. Don't get me wrong – I'm all for education reform. I think teachers should have to kick in more on their health insurance coverage. I think their retirement plans are a little more generous than they ought to be. And, I think the governor ought to grow a set of stones and dynamite the MEA and its medical insurance ghoul MESSA. However, teachers deserve a sizable raise in salary because, contrary to popular lies, they do work more than the hours that school is in session. They do work more than nine months out of the year and they must, by law, continue going to college for the rest of their career. Additionally, the State of Michigan recently instated its new, more stringent curriculum which calls for an increase in the amount of education children must receive, yet the amount of money

per pupil continues to shrink. Schools have been ordered to do more with fewer teachers and support staff and with an ever-decreasing pot of money to pay for it all. Sure education is expensive. But, education is not a moneymaking venture; it's an expenditure we make to accomplish one of the most important tasks in human society. And, that progress we have enjoyed as a species has come, not from the brute power of muscle or murdering strangers in some third-world country for reasons known only to god and Dick Cheney, but from honing the human mind. If nothing else, let's make a decision to either continue treating schools like glorified daycare facilities so the good teachers can move on to fields where they are accurately compensated for their effort; Or, make some meaningful reform that will ensure quality teachers can afford to prepare tomorrow's leaders with the up-to-date textbooks, school supplies and technological

equipment so many schools can now barely afford. Hey, I get it: the democracy under which we toil is little more than a constant tug-of-war for the often false, though legally binding, righteousness of consensus. Nonetheless I surely would love for us to come together to have a meaningful conversation on the subject followed by some meaningful action. However, if the majority in this society simply doesn't value education it needs to man-up, say so and we can go back to the Dickensian hell-scape where the poor remain a paralyzed, uneducated rabble relegated to abject hopelessness. That was the affect the much lauded free market had on education before public schools were formed. Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I'm feeling a bit peaked. Benjamin Gohs writes the occasional opinion column for the Boyne City Gazette. Contact him by e-mail at editor@boynegazette. com.

there will be a majority of voters demanding more from the producers of wealth in America. It is an efficient way for one political party to secure its dominance for decades, for a majority of votes will be theirs, to tax the “greedy rich” for everything they need. They will be demanding more vacation days, more pension and healthcare benefits, and enough

pay to put their employers out of business. That is when the ones who make capitalism work in America will be persuaded to stop, because the extra effort will not be worthwhile. Public schools have been subtly teaching that America is not a great country, that it is in fact evil, as is capitalism. This has been intimated by none other

than our President as he visits foreign countries. Our capitalism has provided a system where hard work is rewarded. As Milton Friedman said, “In all recorded history there is no alternative way of improving the lot of ordinary people that can hold a candle to productive activity unleashed by a fee enterprise system. It is Obama’s vision to have all

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to witness the ceremonies. The tool used was the same as previously used by Masonic Brother, George Washington when he presided at the laying of the cornerstone for our nation’s capital. Masonic Brother, Warren G. Harding was supposed to be the guest speaker by due to his wife illness the secretary of the US Navy, Honorable Edwin Dendy was on hand in the president’s behalf. 1923 On property purchased from the Wangeman family the Pine Lake Golf Course is started. Since then the name has changed to “Ye Nyne Olde Holles Golf Club.” This is located at 06386 Ferry Road between Advance and Ironton, North and West of Whiting’s Park. Godfrey Von Platen, living in Grand Rapids, still interested in the welfare of his former town, gives the Boyne City school system a lot located on North Street between Park and Jefferson Streets. The board of education accepts his gift and uses the land as a playground. Due to continuing concerns for the health and welfare of community children, the Boyne City school system employs its first full time school nurse. Miss. Annesser is thus employed. Again, the school asked the residents of Boyne City for the needed

funding to build a new gymnasium. The request for $70,000, for a new gym and auditorium, is soundly defeated. Wiley R. Vought and George L. Lamb then young school students, portrayed characters in the school play “Hurry, Hurry, Hurry” which is showing at the Boyne City Opera House. Frank Orin Barden Sr. Purchases the lumber business from his partner and opens as F. O. Barden and Son. The son is his son, Russell F. Barden. The Charcoal and Iron Company closes its doors. The area can no longer support the raw material requirements of its furnaces. Adolf Hitler leader of the German Nazi party authors the book “Mein Kampf” (My Struggle or Fight) while imprisoned in landsberg. For a true historian this is good reading. But be sure you are confirmed in your convictions before you read! 1924 Again, a special meeting is held to seek funds for a combination community building and school gym. The request is for the sum of $25,000. The construction site will be where the old gym had previously been located. This mileage request passed at special electors meeting on October 21.

This proposal is rejected by the Department of Public Instruction, as building plans submitted do not meet their requirements. At a later meeting, March 24, 1925, revised plans are approved. The new plans call for an additional $15,000. The request for these funds is passed as well. The new school building has its needed funding and credentials. 1925 Boyne City businesses continue to reevaluate their work forces. Some are forced to let men go due to the slowdown of the lumber era and the economic decline, which prevails. The Fascist’s Government bans Freemasonry in Italy. Walter Chrysler starts the car company, which will become known as the Chrysler Corporation. The last of the “big three” but, not the least. The new and more economical to operate gasoline fueled train cars start to operate on the BCG&A railroad line. Lysle H. White announces to the public that unless there is more support of the local railroad lines, we will see the railroad system, as we know it, cease to exist. Further, that the freight, which has previously supported the railroad, is being hauled by trucks belonging to Boyne City area merchants. No one

heeds his sage advice. His thoughts foretell events to come. The Reverend Edward P. Linnell moves to Boyne City to tend the needs of the Presbyterian Church congregation (1925 - 1929). The school building in North Boyne, or the First Ward, is closed due to declining enrollment. Students from the First Ward are sent to the Second Ward School building for education. This First Ward school building is sold and later torn down. Ruth Cornell and Grace Atkinson were the last teachers to serve there. The new gym, close to the central building and facing East Street, is 60 feet by 120 feet, erected of brick, and has a capacity of 1,000 persons. Cost, without furniture, is approximately $40,000. October 26, the new school gym and facilities are dedicated by a large gathering of people. The 1925 - 1926 senior high school graduating class presented the school with stage curtains for use in the new gymnasium complex. Miss Caroline Geiken became the Third School nurse. She will serve in this capacity until retiring in 1950. Edward May III Boyne City Gazette Curmudgeonly Historian

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Polymer Clay & Crafts Guild Forming The Polymer Clay & Crafts Guild of Northwest Michigan is forming locally and welcomes those interested in working with polymer clay and other arts and crafts forms. If you have a skill to teach or would like to take classes, or if you would like to be notified of upcoming events, please submit your contact information on the Guild web site at Inquiries may also be sent via mail to P.O. Box 862, Boyne City, MI 49712. American Legion Fundraiser Boyne City’s American Legion, Ernest Peterson Post 228, is selling 2011 calendars to raise funds for future scholarship programs for area students. Funds will also be used to support area service men and women currently serving, both overseas and stateside, and for local Legion programs. Calendars, which are being sold for $10 each, will be available from many post members, at the post, 302 S. Lake St. during Tuesday night Bingo hours or by contacting Brian Morrison, committee chair, at 231-330-4990. We thank you for your support of your local American Legion. Quilting Circle The Hiland Cottage Quilting Circle, a volunteer-led program, brings together local quilting enthusiasts to bring warmth and comfort to patients at the Hiland Cottage Hospice House in Petoskey. The Quilting Circle meets from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays October through April. Hospice is asking area quilters and quilting groups to help in this endeavor. For more information about joining the quilting circle, please contact Volunteer Quilters Barb Postelnick at 231.347.0798, or Mary Putters at 231.347.7931.

Free mammograms offered at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Foundation and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan are partnering to offer free mammograms, not just in October, but year-round. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, however, these mammograms are offered year-round while funds are available. If you are or know a female, age 40 – 64, who is under-insured or without health insurance, call 866.487.3100 to schedule an appointment.  Bingo Tuesday Bingo Game - Boyne City American Legion - 302 South Lake Street 582-7811 - Come join your friends and neighbors for an inexpensive, and maybe profitable, evening of fun, entertainment and relaxation. - Play 39 games with 51 bingos - Traditional Pick your own hard cards – Paper specials + Michigan Progressive Jackpot. The venue is smoke-free. The Early Birds start at 6pm and Finish 9:45p.m. Food concessions are available. Join the band The Jordan Valley Community Band will begin its Fall season of rehearsals on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the East Jordan High School band room. If you or someone you know plays

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an instrument or has played in the past and would like to join the band, please contact Director, Becky Palmiter at 5823734, President, Leslie Cunningham at 547-2145 or Sec./Treas., Phyllis Childs at 582-3488 to have your name added to our mailing list or if you need help finding an instrument.

Sue Cooper, Manager of the local Marathon along with her husband Ron Cooper (not pictured) and Daughter-In-Law Ashley Root spend their days working together.

Want to lose weight? Come join us for support. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Church of the Nazarene 225 W. Morgan St. Boyne City, on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. For more information call Evelyn at (231) 582-9495 Support Group Grief and Loss Support Group 3rd Thursday of every month 1-2:30 p.m. Friendship Center of Emmet County -Library 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group 2nd Monday 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hospice of Little Traverse Bay One Hiland Drive, Petoskey (231) 487-4285 Camp Daggett Summer Camp Registration Still Open Summer camp registration is still in full swing at Camp Daggett on Walloon Lake. Over two-thirds of the openings have been filled, but there’s still time to register for select weeks during the summer of 2011. Campers signing up for the first week of camp (June 19-25) will receive a $50 discount. Wilderness Adventure trips also still have openings. Camp Daggett offers eight one-week coed camping sessions starting June 19 and ending August 13, 2011. Scholarships are available to campers who need financial assistance. Every year, over 1,000 children ages 7-14 get the opportunity to spend a week at Camp Daggett. They experience the beauty of the natural environment that the camp provides, make new friends, try new things and have loads of fun. The summer program also develops a feeling of acceptance, respect and courage that campers take home with them. Camping provides a setting in which children can live, learn, and develop skills that are useful throughout their lives. Activities include adventure ropes courses, archery, group sports and games, sailing, swimming, canoeing and fishing, arts and crafts and nature study, hikes, campfires and camp outs. The program answers a child’s search for adventure in an environment that is upbeat and wholesome. Appetites are satisfied with nourishing, family style meals served in beautiful Mac Hall, a picturesque log dining room overlooking Walloon Lake. Camp Daggett Summer Camp Applications are available online at Please check the website for available weeks, or call (231) 3479742. If you have a free, nonprofit or fund-raising event you would like considered for publication, send the time, date and location of the event along with other pertinent information to:

PHOTO BY CHRIS FAULKNOR APRIL 28 GARDEN CLUB The Boyne Valley Garden Club will meet at 1 pm, Thurs., April 28,at the Boyne District Library. The speaker is Barbara Saxton from Saxton Garden Center of Ypsilanti. Her topic is Gardening Potpourri. Hostesses are Barb Mathers, Janet Swartz, & Ruth Ann Spinner. MAY 1 BAC PHOTO EXHIBIT Make sure to take a moment to stop by the BAC to see the won-

derful Photography Show in our South Gallery. This show will be ending on Sunday, May 1st, so don’t miss it! The next show, relating to Morel Mushrooms, will open on Friday, May 6th with a reception from 3pm - 7pm in our South Gallery. This show will run in conjunction with the Boyne Morel Mushroom Festival and will end on Sunday, May 29th. All current members (or anyone wishing to become a member) please submit your Morel Mushroom related work in any medium to the BAC on Saturday, April 30th (between 10am - 6pm) or Sunday, May 1st (between 12noon - 4pm). Any questions on this or future shows, please call June Storm, (231) 582-1745. Spring Gallery Hours: Friday 1pm - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 12noon 4pm. NOW THROUGH APRIL 29 SENIOR ART EXHIBIT NMU SENIOR ART EXHIBIT SET TO OPEN

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MARQUETTE-Northern Michigan University’s graduating art and design students will present their work in a senior exhibition titled, “Apparitions,” opening Wednesday, April 13 at the DeVos Art Museum. The show’s closing reception will be from 7-9 p.m. on April 29. The exhibit features pieces from 56 students who have been studying in the concentration of art history, drawing/painting, digital cinema, electronic imaging, graphic communications, human-centered design, illustration, jewelry/metals/blacksmithing, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and 1-4 p.m. weekends. There is no charge to view the exhibition or attend the closing reception. Students participating include: Michigan Bark River: Zachary Hall; Big Bay : Thomas Moran; Birmingham: Ross Legacy; Boyne City: Matthew Keiser; Clarkston: Robert Campbell, Nicholas Lewy; Crystal Falls: Kati Schumann; Dearborn: Jeanine LeBrell, Stephanie Oz; East Jordan: Megan Warnos; Eckerman: Timothy Paquette; Fenton: Monica Pennala; Gwinn: Walter Aho; Kathryne Strohbusch; Hudsonville: Derek Mohr; Iron Mountain: Adam Bosley; Justin Matthews; Iron-

wood: Amber Kostopolus; Ishpeming: Sonnet From; Kingsford: Joshua Counter; Manchester: Alexandra Brellein; Marquette: Joshua Brinkman, Mia Cinelli, Katelyn Dehlin, Brittney Deloria and Audrey Lewis; Negaunee: Matthew Crenshaw; Nortonshores: Sean Jacobs; Paw Paw: Christopher Moore; Pellston: Matthew Hill; Pickford: Scott Coullard; Rapid River: Brady Nelson; Richmond: Melissa Pinskey; Schoolcraft: Tiffany Paradine; Shelby Township: Zachary Smith; Spring Lake: Tyler Modezeleski; St. Clair Shores: Gil Cohen; Stephenson: Jorilou Zeman; Traverse City: Kyle Endicott; Troy: Laura Coon Alaska Fairbanks: Christina Gillis Illinois Downers Grove: Noah Schloss; Homewood: Chelsey van Naarden; Lake Forest: Clark Stanton; New Lenox: Katherine Garvick; Spring Grove: Andrew Richardson Minnesota Winona: Daniel Holtan South Carolina Fort Mill: Elizabeth Danko Virginia

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BOYNE AREA EVENTS Prepared by Kalli Thurgood April 26, 27 AARP DRIVER SAFETY The Boyne District Library will sponsor an AARP driver safety program from 12:15-4:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26-27 at the library. The program is aimed at drivers 50 years and older. The class covers defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, and rules of the road; how to deal with aggressive drivers; techniques to handle driving situations such as left turns, right-ofway and blind spots; age-related issues and traffic situations most challenging to seniors. The goal is to reduce the risk of crashes, injuries, and violations and make seniors safer drivers over a long period of time. The program consists of two four-hour classroom sessions. Each person completing the course will receive a certificate. Many insurance companies give auto insurance discounts for those taking this course. The cost is $14; AARP members $12. Class size is limited and preregistration is required. Call (231) 582-7861 April 28 Boyne Business Expo The Boyne Area Chamber has set Thursday, April 28 as the date for its third annual Business Expo and Taste of Boyne, which will again be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at the former Carter’s store. Exhibitor registration forms will be available March 4. Last year’s expo was one of Northern Michigan’s largest business networking events, as 1,000 people came to see 85 local exhibitors, including 10 Taste of Boyne booths. Admission to the event is $5, and exhibitors receive extra admission passes for their employees and clients. This exciting expo will again include great food, art, networking, music, business exhibits and the unveiling of the 2011-12 Boyne Area Visitors Guide. Soft drinks, wine and beer on draft will be available.

April 30 Fashion Show Luncheon The Circle of Strength cancer resource program of Charlevoix Area Hospital is once again hosting the Fashion Show Luncheon. Saturday April 30, 2011 2-4 p.m. at the Charlevoix Public Library. Sign up now for summer GENERAL OFFICE PROFESSIONAL Certificate IN EAST JORDAN @ NCMC... The General Office Professional program is now available in its entirety at the East Jordan campus of North Central Michigan College. This certificate prepares the student for a position in a small business, corporate, government, institutional setting or to produce professional office work from home. Coursework includes training in office skills and basic small computer operations. Pre-requisite courses are offered in East Jordan during the 2011 summer session, with the certificate program beginning in the fall. The courses are offered

in the evenings and on weekends. Many of the office administrative services (OAS) courses are 8-weeks in length; therefore the student can complete two courses in one semester.For more information, contact Susan Cannon at 231-536-9702 or APRIL 29, 30 CHEF’S CHALLENGE CHEF’S CHALLENGE, the culinary must-attend event of the year in Northern Michigan, will be held April 29-30 at Boyne Mountain. For more information on the Chefs Challenge, including tastings, the list of teams, judges, seminars and more, log onto APRIL 30 CANCER FUND-RAISER ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK for cancer - mark your calenda for the Northern Michigan Cancer Crusaders’ annual 50s party on Saturday, April 30, from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Boyne City Eagles Hall. The party features live music by TNT, prizes, a cash bar and auctions. $6 donation. Come dressed as a 50s/60s personality and win a prize. For information call Gail Farley at 231-582-2424.

The Charlevoix Area Hospital cancer support group, “The Circle of Strength” is having its 8th annual Fashion Show Luncheon on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Charlevoix Public Library from 2pm until 4pm. Donations will be accepted at the door with a chance to win a 2-Night stay for two, meals included, at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. There will be no ticket presales for this event. All models have in some way been affected by cancer. All proceeds will benefit access to local cancer care. Call (231) 547-8906 for further questions.

is scheduled for 1:30 pm. In addition to the indoor exhibits, there will be the opportunity to explore the Center’s outdoor campus. Visitors can make music in the Earth Tones Music Garden, explore the Beyond Jurassic Park Exhibit, play school in Raven Hill’s one room schoolhouse, visit the Alternative Energy House, experience the Center’s Tree House and ride the trolley to the Ancient World or walk the Wetlands Boardwalk connecting Raven Hill to the Ancient World and on to Raven Ridge Nature Preserve. Visitors can also walk the labyrinth and visit the pond to look for tadpoles and other signs of spring. Staff and volunteers will be available to lead tours or visitors can explore on their own. This is a good time to buy a new T-shirt, get information about coming events, as well as sign up for memberships, the annual Summer Magic fundraiser and for summer classes. May 1 Starlight Dinner Auction Bergmann Center’s Annual “Starlight” Dinner and Live Auction 2011. Bergmann Center is pleased to announce their 9th annual “Starlight” Dinner and Live Auction held Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Community Building located in the Fairgrounds in Petoskey. Browse the auction items with entertainment at 12:30 p.m., dinner catered by Grey Gables Restaurant at 1:30 p.m. and auctioneer John Murray of Charlevoix beginning at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of fun, great food, entertainment and auction items beyond compare! Call 231-547-2979 for ticket information. MAY 1 Spring Concert The Jordan Valley Community Band members invite the public to their spring concert to be held on Sunday, May 1st, at 3:00 pm in the East Jordan High School auditorium. Works by Mozart, Edvard Grieg, Duke Ellington, John Williams and others will be part of the afternoon’s repertoire. Also featured will be several ensemble groups and ‘The East Jordan Harmony Hunters’ (formerly known as ‘The East Jordan Barbershoppers’). The band’s annual scholarship recipient will be announced as well. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Now in its 21st year, the Jordan Valley Community Band provides area musicians with a means for continued musical expression and is an important cultural resource for our area. With diverse musical backgrounds and abilities, members range in age from students to senior citizens who presently travel from communities in Charlevoix, Antrim and Emmet counties to rehearse and perform. In addition to its winter and spring concerts, the band’s ‘Summer Concert Series’ includes Thursday evening performances in East Jordan’s Memorial Park during the month of July. If you or anyone you know would like to join the band, or if you need more information about our concert or becoming a patron,

please contact Director, Becky Palmiter at 582-3734, President, Leslie Cunningham at 547-2145, or Secretary/Treasurer, Phyllis Childs at 582-3488. May 4 Tai Chi Classes Tai Chi Classes at the Boyne District Library. Morning Tai Chi classes will continue to meet on Wednesdays at The Boyne District Library in Boyne City. Classes are held in the downstairs Community Room. Classes are $5 each class, open to everyone. This session will continue through May 4, 2011. We will miss a class April 6 The beginner’s class meets from 9:00- 9:50. The continuing/advanced class meets from 10:00 10:50. Familiarity with the whole Tai Ch fundamentals form is essential for the continuing class.

This class is also learning the Yang Short Form. Tai chi is a safe, gentle, nonimpact exercise that promotes health and inner tranquility. It also builds strength & endurance, and improves balance, coordination & flexibility. Tai Chi is suitable for people with problems moving because of age, injury, and arthritis and all levels of physical fitness. Meg McClorey teaches the Tai Chi Fundamentals form and The Yang Short Form. Meg has practiced the Yang Short form since 1994 and taught since 2000. Tai Chi Fundamentals is an accessible form for everyone, it begins with simple movement patterns and progresses into a complete form. The Yang form is more difficult to learn, often taking a year or more of daily practice for information call Meg: 231-582-7689 Email - MAY 6 NLEA LUNCHEON Meet business, civic leaders at May 6 NLEA luncheon The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance will hold its Annual Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 at Boyne Mountain. Be one of the 450 guests to attend this event, which includes informative and inspiring speakers, exciting guests, special awards and prestigious recognitions. Plan to join other local, state and federal business community and government leaders all vested in the economic vitality of our region. Simply call 231-582-6482 or email your ticket request to NLEA today. Individual tickets are $20 and reserved tables for eight (8) are $200. Click here for a printable reservation form.

MAY 1 RAVEN HILL The community is invited to join Raven Hill Discovery Center in celebrating its 20th year of providing informal science, history and art for northern Lower Michigan. The big event of the day will be the Grand Opening for the new Warren Loranger Great Room and Christopher’s Art Corridor. Explore the newly renovated museum, see the animals, enjoy new exhibits, sample some special Kayak Pools is looking for Demo Homesites to display our treats, and visit with “Maintenance-Free” Kayak Pool. Save Thousands of $$$’s new and old friends. with this Unique Opportunity! The Open House is CALL NOW!! scheduled for Sunday, May 1, 2011 from noon to 4 p.m. (52925) at Raven Hill Discovery Center and everyone is invited to Discount Code:522R56 attend. The Ribbon Pulling Ceremony for the new addition

If you’d like to sit at the Boyne Chamber table, call 582-6222 or e-mail us. MAY 7 BUFF UP BOYNE Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m.-noon, Sunset Park It will soon be time to give Boyne City a shine and we are hoping you can lend a hand. We are encouraging all students, faculty and administrators in the Boyne City School District to participate in Buff Up Boyne, the community’s annual spring cleanup, on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. Working together we can make a difference. Activities will include “pick-up, sweep-up, spruce-up” efforts to BUFF UP BOYNE and enhance our town’s appearance after the winter season. We will be meeting in Sunset Park next to the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce and then dispersing throughout the community to “buff up” as many public places as possible. That includes Veteran’s Park, Sunset Park, Old City Park, Avalanche, Peninsula Beach, the banks of the Boyne River, downtown sidewalks and parking lots, and much more. Following the “buffing efforts,” we invite participants to join us for you lunch served at noon. For more information, contact or call (231) 582-9009. MAY 12 - 16 MUSHROOM FESTIVAL It’s is right around the corner - May 12-16. Visit the festival website,, for updated information. The Wine & Dine gourmet event features morel hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Mary 13 at the Beach House restaurant. The Taste of Morels in the tent at Veterans Park will be held Saturday afternoon. Music under the tent includes Detroit young country band Annabelle Road at 8 p.m. Friday, the Emmy-Award-winning Bihlman Brothers rock band at 8 p.m. Saturday, and TNT and Northern Nites at 1 p.m. Sunday.


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