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Volume 2, Issue 50

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Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011


••• ZBA rules against Devlon Corp. INSIDE


The shell of the pool house that was to be part of the Boyne Beach Club development is pictured above. Developer Devlon Corporation recently had its permit revoked due to a lack of substantial progress on the nearly seven-year-old project.

ZBA upholds planner’s stance that proposed Boyne Beach Club site plan expired due to inactivity BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR The Boyne City Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted 3-1 on Aug. 2, to uphold Boyne City Planning Director Scott McPherson’s determination that Devlon Corp.

has not made substantial progress toward completion of its condominium and marina project since construction ceased in 2008. Devlon officials argued, to no avail, that numerous circumstances out of their control have significantly contributed to the setbacks cited by city officials. “I have wrestled with this,” said ZBA vice-chairman Bob Carlile who officiated the proceedings in the absence of board chair Pat Kubesh. “I cannot make the case that substantial progress or proceeding to completion … has taken place.” He added, “My measurement is

what I can see and touch and feel that is leading to completion.” In 2006, the project value listed by Devlon on zoning permit applications was $3.5 million, according to McPherson. “The value listed on the building permit application submitted to the Charlevoix County building department was $6,641,667,” he said. “Assessing director showed the pool building is 15 percent complete and the 2012 true cash value for the structure is $32,499 … which is nine-tenths of a percent of the project value as stated on a zoning permit and less than half a percent of the value stipulated on the building permit.” Substantial progress, McPherson said, is based on actual physical construction – demolition, land clearing, earth work are not considered construction. He also said developing plans and seeking financing, applying for grants and loans also does not qualify as construction activity. Further, in 2008, the city zoning ordinance was amended to stipulate the zoning permits expire two years to the date of issuance. “It is understood that bigger projects may take longer than two years to complete,” McPherson said. “So, it is the policy of the city that substantial construction must be commenced within two years to keep the permit from expiring.” He added, “Substantial construction is not defined by the ordinance and is a judgment call on

a case-by-case basis what constitutes substantial construction. In this case the developer had over six years to develop the Boyne Beach Club and all that has been accomplished has been a 15 percent completion of a building that is 1,976-square-feet of an approximately 60,000-squarefoot project.” Devlon’s side of the story Devlon officials argued that McPherson was applying the wrong standard and that, even though they had not completed any physical construction for several years, they were diligently working behind the scenes. They pointed to McPherson’s Aug. 13, 2007, letter to the city which said the permit would expire unless construction commenced and the permits would be extended “as long as construction proceeds toward completion of the project in accordance with the development plan approved by the city.” “The urgency to get the building up was we had 85 percent of the project pre-sold. We had people who wanted to go there and get it built,” said Devlon Corp President James Hevey. “When we tore the building down and determined what was under the ground the structural drawings that we had done for the weight of this building were basically out the window because the soil under the building was not as compact or as friction resistant as the area

»DEVLON , pg. 4

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»AUTO SHOW , pg. 5

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for it to make it successful as a business operation.” According to Johnson, the strengths of the project include: Boyne City’s strong and robust year-round tourism economy. Boyne City has a premier Main Street program and is well known for being a year round destination for tourists and locals alike. Also, Boyne USA with its skiing facilities, golf, and indoor water park, brings in many thousands of people to the area throughout the year who contribute heavily to the economy. Our tourism economy is unlike any other in northern Michigan due to these factors. The Dilworth Hotel is an historicboutique hotel, which is the leading market sector in the hotel industry. Multiple analyses, including an independent feasibility study conducted by a nationally recognized firm, confirmed that the Dilworth Hotel is an economically feasible project. Summerside Properties of Traverse City, the operator chosen to manage the Dilworth Hotel, was

»DILWORTH , pg. 5


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The 37th Annual Antique Auto Show is driving into Boyne City to rev up the community. President of the Antique Club Arnold Hudson said the Antique Auto Show is an exciting event for automobile enthusiasts and for people who enjoy the flea market. “The Antique Auto Show is sponsored by the Antique Club of Michigan,” Hudson said. “It’s in the park, we have concessions and it’s a judged show by members of the club.” The rules to the event indicate that antique cars should be 25 years or older, equipped with a fire extinguisher and registered either on arrival or before the event. Judging will take place on Sunday August 14 and trophies are

Development Corporation. With the pre-application approved, the Michigan Strategic Fund has provided the necessary green light to proceed with a final application and line up the other pieces necessary to make this project a reality “Obtaining the grant funds is one of three major steps needed before we can begin the renovation process and re-open the hotel,” said Tom Johnson, one of three partners of Landmark Development. “The grants are needed to make this economically feasible and I’m confident that we will receive final grant approval.” “The second step was to assemble a world class team of experts to make the project successful, and we have done that.” he added. The team includes a recognized historic architect, a Michigan hotel operator that is a leader in the industry, and a nationally experienced hotel developer. “The third step, which we are currently focused on, is to finalize the private sector financing necessary to pull this all together. This hotel project has a lot of things going

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The restoration of the nearly 100-year-old Dilworth Hotel in downtown Boyne City is one step closer to becoming a reality following the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Strategic Fund Board’s pre-approval of $600,000 in grants for the redevelopment project. The grants are split between a $400,000 Signature Building grant to be used for the purchase of the building and a $200,000 Facade Improvement grant to assist in the funding for exterior improvements. “This approval is huge,” said Boyne City Mayor Chuck Vondra. “Our goal from the beginning with the Dilworth was to see a successful project that benefits the community and we are closer to that goal with the support of the Michigan Strategic Fund.” For the past several months Landmark Development, in cooperation with the City of Boyne City, the Boyne City Main Street Program and the Northern Lake Economic Development Corporation, has been working with representatives of the Michigan Economic

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2  Boyne City GAZETTE  Aug. 10, 2011

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“Who was watching them when this happened?!” We have all heard that phrase at one point in our lives. Maybe it was ‘My Two Cents’ baby-sitting. Your mother CHRIS FAULKNOR came home to find her two youngest children into something they shouldn’t be, and you - the oldest - in your room or lazily watching a football game. Perhaps it was your first day as a supervisor at work, when your loyal crew made a mistake - the management, of course, wanted to know who was to blame. From the perspective of a newspaper, the question of who was watching them has (or should have) a simple answer - “We were.” It is our responsibility to watch what everyone is doing, and let everyone else know if it pertains to them. When City Planner Scott McPherson revoked the permit for the Devlon Property, we were watching, and we let you know because the status of that property is important to you. When a new restaurant emerged on BC-Charlevoix Road, we thought you might be interested, and thus included it in our news. We are proud to be that group of people who has their finger on the pulse of Boyne City. Whether it’s good, bad, or indifferent,

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we see it coming, and let the readers know. When the City Commission makes decisions affecting over 3,000 people, I look out into the audience and see 10 people in attendance. I don’t frown and shake my head, because I understand. Most of the people who work from 9-5 every day (or more) don’t have the time to show up at meetings for the City Commission, County Commission, Parks and Recreation Board, Main Street/DDA, Township, Village, Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Commission, or the many other boards out there. That is why Boyne City has a newspaper. Seeing your plight, we go in your stead. We sit at these meetings, we find out what’s really happening, we research what this really means for Boyne City, and we put it into a format you can understand without having to sift through a three-hour recording. We venture out to the plane crash so that you know why and how that plane came down. We make it into the school to talk to the new english teacher because we know that you don’t always have time, but we also want you to know who is teaching your kids. We also have the opportunity to let you know how you can save money. When your local gift shop has a new item in and decides to take 15% off the total price, they place an ad in the paper because they trust us to get the word out to you. When the lady down the street wants


This is the third and final installment of this series on Mormonism and its connection to the area.

Strangalsomay have copied Smith when he made another momentous decision to pursue polygamy. Or he may simply have fallen in love with an attractive young woman. Whatever his motives, on July 13, 1849, Strang secretly married the first of his four polygamous wives,

great night it was! The Sun Dogs put on another evening of good music, the people who filled the street, dancing, singing along and enjoying the night and all the people who helped support this

event. We also like the thank the City of Boyne City Public Works Dept. and everyone who added their donations. Join us again for a repeat of

A Bit of Boyne History 19-year-old Elvira Field. As Strang was still denouncing polygamy publicly, Field dressed in men’s clothing and assumed the name Charlie Douglass to accompany him on a trip to the East. Later, back on Beaver Island, Strang gradually introduced Field as a woman, freely appearing publicly with her. But it wasn’t until the birth of his first child by Field that Strang formally sanctioned polygamy. Strang went on to marry Betsy McNutt, and cousins Sarah and Phoebe Wright. Meanwhile, his civil wife Mary Strang took their three children and moved back to Wisconsin in 1851. Strang’s polygamous wives bore him nine more children four of them posthumously. (The four new-

est Mrs. Strangs were pregnant when they fled the island after their husband’s assassination.) Most of Strang’s colony took his monarchy and plural marriages in stride, but some objected. The price for disagreeing became exile from the church and the island—while the king confiscated critics’ property. Disaffected Mormons found they had plenty of allies in the Straits area, where non-Mormons (or Gentiles, as the Mormons called them) despised Strang. Anti-Strang feelings were fueled by competition over Beaver Island’s rich fishing grounds and abundant cordwood to sell to steamers. From the time the first Mormon families arrived on shore, they were

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harassed by the handful of Gentile fishermen and traders who lived on Beaver. It wasn’t long before Mormon hatred spread to Mackinac Island where Strang’s colony was resented for its encroachment into fishing grounds. Indeed, the stage was set for a colorful feud a renegade kingdom versus the rowdy, hard-living Irish and FrenchCanadian population of Mackinac Island. “The Irish never needed much of an excuse for a fight,” says Northern Michigan historian Steve Harold. “The fishing grounds were a ready excuse.” Strang quickly became a marked man, and once a posse from

»HISTORY , pg. 17

Detour often and embrace the unknown I was driving my usual route between Lake city and Gaylord via the expressway when I suddenly discovered my way was firmly barricaded ‘Beautiful Boyne’ against my ANNE THURSTON usual road and I was forced to turn north off 55 into the unknown. I found myself following the Muskegon River northwards as it wound itself through the forests. Eventually I was led over the very expressway I should have been driving northward on and to the shores of Houghton Lake and to old Route 27 which I had traveled with my parents as they drove to Canada annually. Not only did the time consuming route lead me through beautiful and never before seen Michigan forests but introduced me to a beautiful river, a colony of nesting birds in trees

which towered over an immense swamp area but brought back special memories of my childhood and parents. How often in our lifetimes does an annoying change of plans of which we have no control irritate us only to be re-evaluated afterwards as a very special gift? I suspect far more often than we realize. Such times often turn our lives in an entirely different direction than we could ever conceive. If such had not occurred in my father’s life I would not exist. We are all so used to being who we are that we find it hard to believe that we are where we are only because all our ancestors lived the lives they did. That they had choices they took which formed our future is seldom recorded and remains an unread mystery on our life’s bookshelf. Father’s story is one he chose to share. Like most young men of his generation he grew up on a farm. It was located in Ohio on the Michigan border. As the oldest son of a farmer the expectation by family members would be that he would take the farm over when my grandfather could no

longer work it. But Father had a great dislike for horses and as this was before the tractor he had a problem. As a teenager in the 1910s he decided to solve the whole problem by going off to Ohio State University, which like all state institutions was an agricultural institution. He would leave his inheritance to his younger brother to work. The plan was underway when interrupted. World War I broke in on the lives of the young men in America. Father found this far more exciting and liberating – he would become a pilot!!! And so he left the university and the young Columbus girl he was dating to join the army. There was no such thing as an air force as a separate entity in 1916. Eventually he found himself training in the famous open cockpit, double winged airplane of that era. Father did so as part of an air surveil-

lance group at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. His flight partner was a type setter from New York City. The two in their helmets, dark glasses and white neck scarves became a team – a farm boy and a big city press guy. They switched cockpits as the training progressed becoming adept with both the running and maneuvering of the tiny plane and the use of the binoculars as they searched the rolling country side for ‘enemy troops’. The day of their solo flight arrived. A coin was tossed and Father lost. He climbed up into the back seat and adjusted his binnocs

»BEAUTIFUL , pg. 17

Aug. 10, 2011  BOYNE CITY GAZETTE  3

COPS & COURTS BOYNE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT WEEKLY REPORT Tuesday, July 19 9:35am Located runaway for Sheriff Department. 12:59pm Abandoned vehicle left by Tannery Park for 3 days. 5:22pm Report of dog left in car in the 400 block of N Lake St 4:05pm Citation issued for speed. Wednesday, July 20 12:07pm Report of car being hit in the 400 block of N Lake St 12:08pm Report of larceny of gasoline from the 500 block of Jefferson St 3:54pm Report of fraudulent use of credit card from the 100 block of Trent St 8:05pm Civil dispute on N Lake St 8:36pm Disturbance reported at Lake and Vogel Streets. 2 brothers arguing. 11:50pm Assault reported in the 200 block of E Water St Thursday, July 21 1:41am Assault reported in the 300 block of Vogel St 3:28am Subject reporting suspicious activity in the 300 block of E Division St 12:00pm Unlocked vehicle in the 400 block of N Lake St 1:27pm Larceny reported in the 100 block of W Division St 4:23pm Trespassing complaint received from the 500 block of Front St 4:44pm Bike found in the 400 block of N Lake St 7:21pm Larceny of bicycle reported from the 100 block of N Park St 8:11pm Unlock in the 300 block of silver St 10:18pm Report of threatening phone call received on cell phone. 11:00pm Report of potential disturbance in the 300 block of Silver St Friday, July 22 1:34am Alarm on W Water St 4:42am Report of B&E in the 1100 block of Boyne Av

8:10am Report of fawn running in parking lot and roadway in the 400 block of N Lake St 11:33am Closed account check complaint received. 4:08pm Unlock in the 200 block of Front St 4:39pm Private property damage accident in the 400 block of N Lake St 5:24pm Checked airport for overdue plane. Located it there. 7:49pm Unlock near Park and Ray Streets 9:50pm Assisted with traffic control for broken down vehicle on Boyne Av Saturday, July 23 9:40am Bag of books located at the River mouth. Returned to library. 2:30pm Report of suspicious male in vehicle at River and East Streets 3:08pm Citation issued for speed 5:04pm Unlocked vehicle at Water and East Streets 5:26pm Report of dirt bikes driving too fast on Jefferson St 5:34pm Property damage accident at Lake and Lower Lake Streets 5:40pm Report of larceny in the 100 block of E Water St 8:25pm Citation issued for expired registration and No Proof of Insurance. 8:30pm Arrested subject for disorderly in the 30 block of Vogel St. Sunday, July 24 2:04pm Citation issued for speed. 4:48pm 2 year old reported missing in the 700 block of Wenonah St. Was located at neighbor's. 5:32pm Citation issued for violation of truck route 7:22pm Anonymous report of subjects smoking marijuana at Old City park. Unable to locate. 9:45pm Assist sheriff Dept on Laurie Rd 10:15pm Private property damage accident in the 400 block of N Lake St 10:23pm Assist fire department

with alarm in the 300 block of N Lake St Monday, July 25 8:15am Car deer accident Boyne City Charlevoix Rd and Court St 9:19am Parking complaint received at Water and Park Streets. 5:29pm Citation issued for disregarding stop sign 6:00pm Found cell phone dropped off at PD. Returned to owner. 6:20pm Assist Charlevoix PD in returning credit card 6:41pm Unlock in the 600 block of Jersey St 7:31pm Subjects report being followed by another subject. 10:39pm Citation issued for speed. Tuesday, July 26 9:55am 2 vehicle property damage accident from the 500 block of N Lake St 2:03pm Unlock in the 400 block of N Lake St 6:15pm Parking complaint received from Water St 7:46pm Vehicle unlock in the 100 block of N Park St 8:02pm Report of suspicious situation in the area of State and East Streets 9:59pm Assist with traffic for the Motorcycle Light Parade 10:13pm Unlock vehicle in the 200 block of S Lake St Wednesday, July 27 8:13am Unlock vehicle in the 200 block of E Water St 9:32am Report of suspicious activity from the night before in the 300 block of E Division St 10:13am Report of parking complaint received in the 100 block of E Water St 3:38pm Report of subject washing paint down storm sewer in the 300 block of State St Thursday, July 28 12:08am Report of subjects arguing in the 300 block of E Division St 3:27am Found subjects sleeping

Charlevoix County Sheriff Reports Sheriff W.D. Schneider reports the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office marine division investigated a watercraft accident with no reported injuries on Lake Charlevoix near Hayden Point in Eveline Township at approximately 10:30 pm on Saturday, July 30. Mark Arthurs, age 45, of West Bloomfield was piloting his 23.5’ motorboat when he struck a moored 22’ Tanzer sailboat owned by Anthony Sasso, age 57, of Okemos. Arthurs was cited for leaving the scene without reporting the accident, no one was on board Sasso’s sailboat at the time of the incident. The Charlevoix County Sheriff’s

Office was assisted at the scene by the U.S. Coast Guard from both Charlevoix and Traverse City. The accident remains under investigation. On July 31, at approximately 0800 hrs. the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the scene of a personal injury crash occurred on the Boyne City/ Charlevoix Rd. near U.S. 31. This crash involved a vehicle that had a collision with a bicycle. The driver of the vehicle, Alicia Drost, 20 years old of Charlevoix, was traveling east bound on the Boyne City/Charlevoix Rd. when she came around a curve into the sun. The glare from the sun onto the wet pavement was reportedly

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enough to blind the driver for a moment. As she reached up to pull down her sun visor on her vehicle she struck something. She then turned around and realized it was a cyclist. The bicycle was ridden by Donald Vansuiliehem, 61 years old also of Charlevoix who was traveling east bound on the Boyne City/Charlevoix Rd. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Charlevoix Township Fire Department and the Charlevoix City Ambulance Service. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the private citizens who stopped and rendered aid at the scene until emergency service workers could arrive. The incident remains under investigation.

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in Veteran's Park. Moved them on. 5:10pm Keys dropped down storm drain on Water St. 6:55pm citation issued for speed 11:15pm Assisted Emmet Co. Sheriff Department with stalking complaint. Friday, July 29 12:37am Alarm in the 200 block of S Lake St 1:00am Assisted Sheriff Department by checking on suspicious vehicle on M-75 S 6:03am Citation issued for speed 2:24pm Unlock in the 400 block of N Lake St 2:50pm Sailboat took out power lines with mast on North St 5:18pm Citation issued for speed. 6:13pm Private property damage accident in the 400 block of N Lake St 8:05pm Citation issued for speed. 9:14pm Report of intoxicated subject downtown 10:06pm Report of damage to vehicle in the area of Water and Park Streets 11:37pm Report of suspicious subjects in the 1300 block of Boyne Av Saturday, July 30 3:17am Report of the boat coming into Shopper's Dock too fast and occupants being lippy with others on the dock 4:50am Assisted subject out of gas River and East St 7:50am Report of larceny of gasoline tanks from the 500 block of Jefferson St 10:10am Larceny of gas tanks form a boat in the 500 block of N Park St 11:15am Larceny of gasoline from a vehicle in the 400 block of N Park St. 12:02pm Property damage accident at River and Lake Streets

4:19pm Assisted ambulance in the 300 block of E Division St 4:54pm Responded to disturbance in the 200 block of E Court St 7:48pm Unlock on W Michigan 7:55pm Report of 3 teens loitering in the Industrial Park. Gone on arrival. 9:51pm Citation issued for speed 10:41pm Citation issued for speed. Sunday, July 31 12:28am Report of suspicious activity in the area of River and Park Streets 2:35am Intoxicated subject swearing at people at he Shopper's Dock 2:44am Assist ambulance in the 500 block of N Lake St 7:08am Assist ambulance in the 500 block of N Lake st again 10:10am Citation issued for speed. 10:23am Citation issued for speed. 10:32am Citation issued for speed. 10:52am Citation issued for speed. 11:01am Arrested subject for Driving While License Suspended third offense 11:24am Citation issued for No Proof of Insurance 11:50am Citation issued for speed. 1:07pm Assist stranded motorist on Michigan Av 2:02pm Hit and run accident in the 300 block of E Division St 2:19pm Citation issued for speed 2:32pm Citation issued for speed 2:42pm Citation issued for speed 3:57pm Report of Fail to Pay in the 500 block of Front St 10:00pm Unlock in the 300 block of Harris St


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4  Boyne City GAZETTE  Aug. 10, 2011

FROM PAGE ONE tion seems to be due to one perBoyne Beach Club timeline son at the city. Sept. 8, 2004 – The original permit for the Boyne Beach Club “We’ve got this whole situation was issued. that’s totally out of whack and July 2006 – Due to lack of activity, the permit expires and it seems to be a communication issue between (McPherson) and Devlon Corporation appeals the decision. ourselves,” he said. “The city The board reinstates the permit with an expiration date of wants the project done and, yet Oct. 8, 2007. … they stopped us, and now September 2007 – Devlon obtains a building permit for the they’re trying to stop us again as Boyne Beach Club project. we’re in the middle of a brownOct. 8, 2007 – Devlon receives a footing inspection for the field application trying to get the pool building. site cleaned up.” Oct. 11, 2007 – A foundation inspection for the pool buildHevey added, “The delays and ing was approved by the Charlevoix County Department of the costs of these things are riBuilding and Safety. diculous.” December 2007 – Workers begin framing the walls and roof of The tax revenue that would have the pool building. City staff note that it does not appear to been earned by the city, accordbe in accordance with approved plans. ing to Hevey, would be between Jan. 2, 2008 – Devlon is notified the structure being built was $700,000 and $800,000 a year if not approved and is notified to stop work. the project was complete. Jan. 18, 2008 – Devlon submits an application amendment on ZBA decisions the approved plan to change the pool building design. McPherson laid out his reasonFeb. 18, 2008 - The amendment request is heard and approved ing for revoking the permit in a by the planning commission. May 18 letter to Hevey. Late Spring 2008 – The shell of the pool building was erected. “Due to the fact there has been PHOTO BY BENJAMIN GOHS No more physical construction has occurred on the site. no substantial construction comThe Boyne City Zoning Board of Appeals determined that Devlon’s fence pleted on the Boyne Beach Club must come down once the property is no longer a public health hazard. project and since there has been McPherson, is an alleged viola- crush and use the material on the no activity on the project for tion of the Boyne City Zoning site, they have failed to do so in if you drive down there right more than two years, the zoning Ordinance section 21.30, which a timely manner and have stored now we got boats in there again,” permit has expired and the develprohibits the storage of building material on the site since the dehe said. “And, again, I’ll have to opment plan is no longer valid,” From Page 1 materials in the open molition.” go through the corps of engineers McPherson stated. “In August 2005, the existing The ZBA voted unanimously 4-0 around the building.” and those people to get those McPherson’s letter detailed four factory building on the Boyne to uphold McPherson’s position Hevey said Devlon was forced people out of there.” major issues with the property. Beach Club property site was on issue number two. to redesign the entire structure of The third issue addressed inthe building. volves what McPherson called a “That delay took some time,” he notification of a dangerous strucsaid. “Because of that delay we ture. lost those sales.” Devlon Corporation appealed all “The city, by … trying to make us four issues, but both McPhermove forward, basically stopped son and the ZBA determined the the project from going forward,” city’s dangerous structure ordiHevey added. nance, as a standalone regulation, Due to new regulations which is not governed by the ZBA. were instated after the last goverThe board voted unanimously nor’s election, Devlon must now 4-0 to uphold McPherson’s contest the site, which is contamitention that the city may take acnated from a previous owner, MICHAEL SEHR ASHLEY ROOT BERT MARSHALL LYNDA CHRISTENSEN KEVIN FRANCHEK tion on this issue in the future, in addition to dredging the area but that no action is being taken It’s been way too It’s not right that It’s a shame that I think it’s ridicu- I think it’s a where they plan to put a marina at this time. long, and needs to part of Boyne’s the funding went lous and needs to shame that they and raising the construction site Issue four surrounds removal of be something at- resources are south. I don’t stop. If they aren’t leave the project by three to four feet and encapsuthe fence around the property lotractive to people hidden behind a know why they going to get the as unsightly as it lating any contaminated material cated at 475 North Lake St. rather than look- fence. Boyne’s don’t just sell it project started or is. I don’t know on site. “The developer has not requested ing like a prison. beauty shouldn’t to someone who done, they need who is responRehabilitating a brownfield site or received development plan apto take the fence sible, but it needs be covered up can develop it. may make Devlon eligible for proval for any permanent type of some state or federal grant monby all of the down. to look like more fencing,” McPherson said. ies, but this process could be fencing and mathan just a work “It is the contention of the city slow going according to some terials. in progress. that, after the site is made safe, officials. the temporary security fencing “Why now at the eleventh hour?” will no longer be required … and Carlile said. “The fact that somemust be removed.” thing this integral to the success The ZBA voted unanimously 4-0 of the project in the future is now to support McPherson’s position Send us your letters to the editor at being raised is … evidence to me that the fence must be removed that you’ve got a whole new proat the appropriate time, though gram; that it ought to be remanddemolished,” McPherson said no time-line has, as-of-yet, been ed for reconsideration.” Hevey added, “You have to ap- The first being that its aforemenduring the Aug. 2 meeting. “Con- established. Devlon said the brownfield rede- preciate in this project it’s not tioned permit had expired. crete rubble from the demolition The Boyne City Gazette called velopment angle wasn’t neces- just simply building something. ZBA member Roger Reynolds was piled at the south end of the Devlon’s Canadian headquarters sary until the city revoked Dev- The reason even the floor is not was the lone nay vote on the mosite and asphalt from the parking for a comment but were directed lon’s permit the first time back in that little (pool) building is be- tion to back McPherson’s findlot and driveway was ripped up to call the Charlevoix office. in 2006 – a move which Devlon cause we may have to go in there ings that the permit had expired and piled throughout the site.” Phone calls to the Charlevoix claims is solely responsible for and take material out.” due to lack of construction. He added, “While the developer office were not returned by press losing out on all their pre-sales. Hevey said the lack of coopera- The second issue, according to has indicated the intention to time. “We were not doing brownfield at that time even though there was a brownfield situation availOn the corner able to us simply because we had sales and we had to get the buildof Park and ing up,” Hevey said. Water streets Hevey said another setback inin Boyne City volves the need to dredge the proposed marina; something he (231) 582-9153 has not been able to do because several people have decided to illegally moor their boats in the area. Despite having a permit from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to dredge the area, it took the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Mondays - Fridays 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Coast Guard to get the boaters out of there in recent years. “So as you notice this spring and



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ranked number one in the country for two of the franchises it operates. Summerside Properties is intimately familiar with the northern Michigan tourism market and has the ability to bring the hotel in under a national franchise for unique and boutique hotels. The reservation system will drive up to one third of the occupancy. “Every indication I have seen is that the best outcome for the Dilworth and the most positive impact for our entire community is for the hotel to return to its roots as a place where people want to gather, dine and stay,” said Boyne City Manager Michael Cain. “Its restoration and reopening, as proposed by Landmark, would return the Dilworth to its rightful role as a major positive economic engine for all of Boyne City and the region. “Coming on the heals of the City’s restoration and reuse of our 101-year-old Water Works building on Division Street, this project has the potential to show

FROM PAGE ONE again how being true to our past can help build our future as a successful community.” The renovated hotel will feature two restaurants, banquet facility and outdoor dining in addition to 27 beautifully appointed guest rooms, Johnson said. The developers plan to restore the Dilworth Hotel to its former grandeur with all of the building’s historical elements remaining intact, and to the standards for historic building set up by the U.S. Department of Interior and the Michigan Historic Preservation Office. The Dilworth is also expected to attract several thousand new visitors each year to Boyne City, according to Landmark Development. “The Dilworth Hotel has always been an appealing regional landmark and offers a rich historical experience to visitors,” Johnson said. “Combined with the successful elements of the City’s Main Street Program, the restored hotel will once again become a major destination in town, the premier Main Street Program community in Michigan.” said Dave White, a partner in Landmark Develop-

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ment. The hotel originally opened for business in 1912. Landmark Development is planning to have the facility operating in time for a centennial celebration next year, in 2012. “The timing couldn’t be better,” Johnson said. “What would be a better birthday gift for the hotel and the community as a whole than to have her restored and humming again.” Members of the Landmark Development team are Johnson, David White and Rick Yarling. Johnson has 23 years of community and economic development experience, including 14 years as Northern Lakes Economic Alliance director. White has 26 years of city management experience, including 13 years as the East Jordan City Administrator. Yarling is president of R.A. Yarling and Company, Inc. of Portage, Michigan. He has more than 40 years in the architecture and construction business with 22 years specifically focusing on the hospitality industry. He spent six years as director of


The rehabilitation of the historic Dilworth Hotel in downtown Boyne City could mean jobs, tourism and tax revenue for the area once completed. hotel architecture for Marriott International, Inc. Since 1996, his firm was involved in over 400 hotel projects nationally, repre-


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BOYNE AREA COMMUNITY Jewish authors book talk Temple B’nai Israel Holds Book Discussion Group by Jewish American Authors

Short stories by contemporary Jewish American writer, Yi d d i s h i s t and activist Grace Paley and wellMATTHEW ZERWEKH known author Bernard Malamud (The Fixer and The Natural) will be featured at the upcoming “Book Discussion Group,” led by Student Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh. The event is scheduled to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday Aug. 10, in the Temple B’nai Israel Social Hall.

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“These and other short stories can be found in the Shocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction, formerly Writing Our Way Home,” said Zerwekh. “This collection of fictional short stories highlights the diversity of voices in the next generation of American Jewish writers.” For more information about the Temple book discussion group or other programs, contact Student Rabbi Zerwekh or Temple President Sally Cannon at (231) 347-8740. Temple B’nai Israel is a member of the Union of Reform Judaism and is going on it’s 115th year of continuous service to Petoskey and surrounding areas, including it’s 100th Anniversary in its building in downtown Petos key.


Angela Hofbauer and Kevin Kelley of Alanson, Michigan have announced plans for a September 17, 2011 wedding in Indian River. Angela is the daughter of Robert Joseph and Tanya Hofbauer of Alanson, Michigan. Angela is a 2002 graduate of Alanson High School, and currently employed by M Family Hair Salon in Petoskey. Kevin is the son of Barbara Anderson and Michael Anderson of Boyne City, Michigan. Kevin is a 2000 graduate of Boyne City High School, and is employed by Cygnus, Inc. in Petoskey, Michigan.

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From left to right are Gina Wittenberg of Petoskey, Ann Winn of Northville, and Ellen Byerlien of Ann Arbor Nearly 20 kayakers participated in the Kayak for a Cause event on Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24, raising much needed scholarship dollars for Camp Daggett’s Adventure Center. This third annual event more than doubled the amount of money raised and number of kayakers on the team in 2010. In 2010, eight kayakers paddled the entire 30 miles of shoreline of Walloon Lake, supported by pledges, sponsors, and twenty homes flying “Kayak for a Cause” flags on their boats and docks, raising $4,500. Last weekend, 18 kayakers were supported by sponsorships from 11 sponsors, and 50 homes flying flags raising more than $9,000. These dollars will go to scholarships for students wishing to participate in the Camp Daggett Adventure programs. Schools supported in 2011 with Kayak dollars from 2010 included groups from Harbor Springs Public Schools, Onaway, Petoskey Public Schools, Charlevoix Public Schools, St. Ignace Schools, St. Francis Xavier, and special needs youth. Kayakers on the team included Mandy Ball, John Birchfield, Julie Clark, Joanne Deery, John Heinzelman, Karie Jiesel, Mary Ling, Cindy McSurely, Joyce Riordan, Sue Voydanoff, Gina Wittenberg, and Mike Wolf of Petoskey, Ellen Byerlein of Ann Arbor, Laurie Ford of Harbor Springs, Karen Marietti of Boyne City, Rick Gross of Walloon Lake, Ann Winn of Northville, and Josh Martin. “My New Year’s resolution was to pick a charity every four months

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MATTERS OF FAITH Schedules of Faith & Fellowship Church of the Nativity Reverend Gary Hamp, Traverse City, will be guest celebrant on Sunday, July 24. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Please call 582-5045 for more information about the church. B.F. United Methodist Boyne Falls United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 9:15 a.m., 3057 Mill Street. Children’s programming held during service. Worship Café and Youth Group on Sundays at 6 p.m. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 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 Aug. 4, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM.

On, Sunday, August 7, the sermon will be given by Pastor Jason Richey. There will be a mission moment with the Hershey’s. 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 Young Adult class at the Discipleship House. Adult classes and small groups meet during both services. On Tuesday, August 9, the Food Pantry will be open from 5:00 to 6:15 PM. On Wednesday, August 10, at the East Jordan Community Church, there will be a Community Small Group starting at 7 PM. Everyone is invited. On Thursday, August 11, the Church Board will meet at 6:30 PM. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM in the multipurpose room. For more information, please visit the Church web site at or call the church office at 535-2288.. Jewel Heart Buddhist Center Jewel Heart Northern Michigan Tibetan Buddhist Center Boyne City Jewel Heart Northern Michigan, located at 109 Water St., Boyne City, will be continuing its study of the

Odyssey to Freedom, a concise and complete introduction to the stages of the spiritual path, on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. now through June 22. The current section will cover Developing Compassion for Oneself and Others. Details can be found at, under the Programs section of the Northern Michigan study group, or by e-mailing Genesis Church Boyne Genesis Church meets in the Boyne Elementary school cafeteria every Sunday from

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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 Boyne Valley Catholic Community The Boyne Valley Catholic Community announces its Summer Mass Schedule Saturday evening: 5:00 p.m. at St. Matthew in Boyne City 7:00 p.m. at St. John Nepomucene (on M-32 and St. John’s Road-near East Jordan) Sunday morning: 9:00 a.m. at St. Augustine in Boyne Falls 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew in Boyne City Call (231) 582-7718 for more

information Special First Friday Mass in Honor of both the 40th Anniversary of the Diocese of Gaylord and the 60th Anniversary of the Ordination of Pope Benedict XVI will take place on Friday, July 1 at 8:30 a.m. at St. Matthew in Boyne City. A Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament follows Mass and closed with Benediction. The sacrament of Penance is also available during that time. All are welcome. B.C. United Mehodist 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. 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.


Julia C. Hinds (October 29, 1928 - July 26, 2011) Julia Claire (Hockman) Hinds, 82 of Alanson ML Died Tuesday night, July 26, 2011 at NMH in Petoskey, with her loving family swrounding her. Julia was born October 29, 1928 in Hart MI., and was raised in Cheboygan MI. The daughter of Herman and Edna (Russell) Hockman, she graduated from MSU with a teaching degree in Home Econonmics. In December of 1950 she married the love of her life, William E. Hinds (Bill) of Alanson MI. Bill and Julia stayed in the Lansing area for many years raising a family of 3. She is survived by her devoted husband Bill, children: Kenneth Hinds of Lansing, Ml; Margaret Honeysette (Victor) of Denham Springs, LA; Donna Rutterbush (Perry) of Alanson, MI. 8 Grandchildren; Lawrence and

Richard Hinds of Minot, ND; Paula Honeysette of Denhain Springs, LA; Travis Honeysette (Tanya) of West Columbia, TX; Nate Rutterbush (Laurie) of Fresno CA; Steven Rutterbush (Amanda) of Columbia City IN; Scott Rutterbush (Stephanie) of Houghton/Hancock, MT and Rodnie Rutterbush of Alanson, Ml. 4 Great Grandchildren; Christopher Davison of West Columbia, TX, Charlotte Rutterbush of Fresno, CA, and Matthew and William Farner of Columbia City, IN. One brother, David Hockman (Lois) of Jackson, MI and 2 nephews; Daniel and Jonathon Hockman and their families of southern MI. She also leaves behind many dear friends, especially Darlea Matthew of Walloon Lake, MT. In 1973 Bill and Julia moved back to the family farm near Alanson where they raised sheep. Julia learned to spin and weave the wool from their flock. She

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often helped demonstrate and teach spinning to the public with her fiber artist friends. She participated in the Flywheelers Engine show every July, until the last few years when her health made it difficult for her to attend. She also had many other interests including: genealogy research, gardening, sewing, knitting and crossword puzzles. Over the years she made many sweaters, pairs of socks, mittens and hats for her grandchildren. Julia will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family asks that in lieu of flowers friends can make a donation to their favorite charity in her name. Barbara Ann Brochu (February 3, 1934 - July 26, 2011) Barbara Ann Brochu, 77 Barbara Ann Brochu of Walloon Lake passed from this life

on July 26, 2011 at home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 77. Barb was born on February 3, 1934 to Albert and Anna (Kulakowski) Malec in Grand Rapids where she grew up and attended school. On April 19, 1952 she married Edmund G. Brochu in Grand Rapids the couple made their home there until 1961 when they moved north settling in Walloon Lake. Barb has been an active member of the Walloon Lake community; for many years she served on Election Board of Melrose Township and was a strong supporter of the Melrose Township Fire Department. She was also a member of the Friends of Crooked Tree District Library. Barb was a faithful member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, serving as a funeral luncheon volunteer and as a volunteer with Brother Dan’s Food Pantry. She enjoyed a

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number of hobbies, crocheting and quilting, reading, gardening as well as camping. Her family includes her husband Ed and their children, grandchildren and extended family members; daughter, Susan (Dennis) Hoshield and their children Amy (Brian) Meinecke, Audrey (David) Marvin, Sherrie Glezman and Eric Hoshield; daughter, Lizabeth Compton and her children Benjamin (Ashley) Compton, Emily (Nick) Hnatiw, Joshua Compton, and Travis (Casey) Seevers; son, Steven (Gina) Brochu and their children, Jason and Corey Brochu and Christina (Kevin) Mikowski; daughter, Nancy (Dennis) Maxwell and their children Ryan (Amy) Maxwell and Nick (Ashley) Maxwell; Son Terrence preceded Barb in death and his children include Terrence J. and Kiley Brochu, as well as Miranda May and Zach-

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ary Crinnion and their mother, Maureen; son Dennis “Bruno” (Kerry McGinn) and their children, Alisha Clark and Brandie, Ryan, Shawn DeGroff and Whitley Brochu; son, Kenneth and his children, Katie (Ralph) Lemieur and Brenda Pinney; son Greg also preceded Barb in death, his family includes his wife Jeaneen and their children, Jaynie and Brandon Brochu; son, William Brochu (Lisa Keating) and their children include, Andrew and Kayla Brochu and Zac and Marcus Keating. Preceding Barb in death were her brothers, Stan and Paul Malec and sisters, Wanda Francomb and Stella Kathan. It was with a smile and a hug that Barb welcomed everyone into her heart and home…….. then she fed you. She was kind and compassionate and always there with a sympathetic ear, giving kind words of support and wisdom to her family and close friends. Barb’s motto has always been, “With faith, family and friends, you can accomplish anything”. Both Barb and her husband Ed have been the foundation and pillars on which their family stands. She will be sorely missed and forever loved. A funeral mass celebrating Barb’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church; Fr. Dennis Stillwell will act as celebrant. Visitation will be held this evening at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church within the gathering space from 6-8 p.m., a rosary service has been planned for 7:30 p.m. Friends wishing to remember Barb with a charitable contribution in lieu of flowers are asked to consider Hospice of Little Traverse Bay or Cancer Crusaders. Wanda Parr (May 31, 1921 - July 27, 2011) Wanda Parr, 90, of Indian River, passed away Wednesday morning at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. Visitation was held Saturday morning, July 30, 2011 at Lintz Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Oakhill Cemetery in Indian River. Rev. Jeff Dinner officiated. Wanda was born on May 31, 1921 in Wabash County, Indiana. She was the daughter of Otto and Mable (Wall) Young. She grew up in North Manchester, Indiana where she graduated from high school in 1939. On Nov. 1, 1947 she married Merritt Parr in Huntington, Indiana. The couple made their home in Sturgis, MI. Wanda was employed at Sturgis Molded Co. for thirteen years. In 1987 she and Merritt moved to Indian River. Merritt preceded her in death in 2010 and shortly there after Wanda moved to Independence Village in Petoskey. In her earlier years Wanda enjoyed camping and fishing. She also liked to knit and read. Wanda is survived by her sons, John (Denise) Parr of Clinton Township, MI, Steve (Katy) Parr of Garden Valley, CA; grandchildren, Sarah and Sam Parr; brother, Garl Young of North Manchester, IN; sister, Agatha Hippensteel of North Manchester, IN. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Howard and Paul Young, and her sister, Juanita. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hiland Cottage, Hospice of Little Traverse Bay.

Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River served the Parr family. Online condolences may be made at Dorman A. Goebel (October 15, 1937 - July 27, 2011) Dorman A. Goebel, 73, of Indian River and Sarasota, Florida, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 30, 2011 at the Topinabee Community Church. Pastor Jeff Dinner officiated, assisted by Rev. Michael Sanders. Dorman was born in Bellevue, Ohio on October 15, 1937. He was the son of Dorman and Wilma (Waycoff) Goebel. He grew up in Bellevue and North Monroeville, Ohio. He graduated from North Monroeville High School in 1955. Dorman entered the U.S. Air force where he served for six years during the Korean War. After his return from the Air Force he attended Ohio Christian College where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. On Dec. 27, 1971 he married the former Sally Dickerson in West Palm Beach, FL. The couple made their home between Indian River, MI and Sarasota, FL. Dorman was a self employed accountant, providing accounting and tax preparation services for businesses and individuals. In his spare time he enjoyed remodeling houses. Dorman was a member of the Karnack Lodge #442, F. & A.M. and the Inland Lakes Shrine Club, and also the Indian River Lions Club. He is survived by his wife, Sally; children, Anne Goebel of Overland Park, KS, Carolyn (Kris) Houser of Myakka City, FL, Sherry (William) Anderson of Indian River, MI; grandchildren, Brooke, Travis and Ryan Anderson, and Kolton Houser; siblings, Diane (Art) Sepeta of Anderson, IN, Gene (Dorothy) Goebel of Akron, OH, Annette (Al) Potnik of Westerville, OH; several nieces and nephews. Dorman was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Shriners Crippled Children’s Fund. Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River served the family. Online condolences may be made at Phillip M. Ellwanger (January 21, 1939 - August 1, 2011) Phillip M. Ellwanger 72 of Alanson passed away Aug. 1, 2011 at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital. Phillip was born Jan. 21, 1939 in Harbor Springs to Max and Ann (Ward) Ellwanger. He attended Harbor Springs schools and graduated from Harbor Springs High School in 1957. In 1959 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served until his discharge in 1965. On June 24, 1967 he married the former Connie McDonald and they remained married for 44 years. Phil and Connie met while working for North Cen-

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tral Airlines in Pellston. Phil had also worked for a short time for the DNR before opening Tropic Cove in Petoskey which he operated for 28 years until he retired in 1996. Phil had been a professional ski instructor and was also a volunteer firefighter with the Alanson/Littlefield Fire Dept for over 25 years. Phil was an avid golfer and had made 8 holes in one. He had qualified for the Michigan Senior Amateur Golf Championship for several years. He also enjoyed bowling several times a week and spending many hours in his garden. Phil is survived by his wife Connie, his son Kevin, his mother Ann Ellwanger who is a patient at Bay Bluffs, a sister MaryAnn (Keith) Westphal of Alaska and his brother Art (Georgia) Ellwanger of Lansing and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will take place at Lakeview Cemetery on Friday Aug. 5th at 2:00 PM. The family will receive friends on Friday from 11:00 until 1:45 PM at Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Springs. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Legion Smith-Hoover Post 281 or the Alanson-Littlefield Fire Dept. Elnora E Riley (October 25, 1924 - August 1, 2011) Elnora E. Riley, 86 of Levering, died August 1, 2011 at the Hiland Cottage of Hospice of Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey, MI. Elnora was born on October 25, 1924 in Petoskey, the daughter of Fred and Enola Marie (Kelley) Hatch and was raised in Petoskey, attending Petoskey High School. During WWII, she moved to the Willow Run, MI area and went to work, helping with the war effort by building airplanes. On May 1, 1948, Elnora married Adiel Allen Riley and he preceded her in death on February 7, 1977. Following Adiel’s death, Elnora devoted her life to her children and grandchildren, helping and preparing them for life the best she could. In 1983, Elnora moved back to northern Michigan and lived in Charlevoix, until 2005 when she moved to Levering, MI and moved in with her son. She was a member of the Word of Life Community Church in Petoskey and loved gardening. She is survived by 7 children, David Riley, Sr., Kathleen (Mike) Stump, Colleen (Maury) Jones, Luther (Mary) Riley, Melanie Riley, Jim Riley, and Meryl Lynn (Tim) Kinjorski; 3 sisters, Enola Hatch, Janice Baker, and Barbara Cilke; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Elnora was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Adiel; and by 2 sisters, Hel-

en and Calla. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 1:00pm at the Logan Cemetery in Logan Township Michigan (near Hale, MI) with Pastor John Alexandrowski officiating. Donations in Elnora’s memory may be directed to the Word of Life Community Church in Petoskey. Arrangements are in the care of the Stone Funeral Home of Petoskey.

Rapids, a son, Mark (Janell) Preseau of Traverse City, six granddaughters, Jane(Kermit) Rundell, Julie Schmid, Sarah (Matt) Custar, Emilie(Dan) Spalla, Erin (Cody) Nichols and Elissa Preseau, 11 great grandchildren, a sister, Marie Lowe of South Lyon, three brothers, Phillip (Mary Lou) Dworin of Largo, Florida, Arnold Dworin of Metamora, and Jack(Betty) Dworin of Novi, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Frederick, and a sister in law, Lorraine Dworin. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 5, 2011, from 3pm-5pm, and 6pm-8pm, with a Scripture Service beginning at 7:00pm, at the Nordman-Christian Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 11:00 am, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am, at St. Mary/St. Charles Catholic Church; Rev. Paul Megge will officiate, burial will be at Hebron Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary/St. Charles Catholic Church, Bishop Baraga School, or Hospice House of Cheboygan. Online condolences may be made at

Betty G. Preseau (February 22, 1925 - August 4, 2011) Betty G. Preseau, 86, of Cheboygan, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2011 at Munson Hospice House in Traverse City. A resident of Cheboygan since 1951, moving from Pontiac, Betty was born February 22, 1925 in Detroit, the daughter of Samuel and Eva (Ganofsky) Dworin. On February 22, 1947 in Pontiac, she married Frederick Preseau, who preceded her in death in 1985. She was employed for 17 years at Proctor and Gamble in Cheboygan, retiring in 1985. She was a member and very involved at St. Mary/ St. Charles Catholic Church, as a greeter, a Eucharistic minister, served on the task force, and the Bishop Baraga Building Committee, and was past president of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. She also enjoyed quilting, knitting, sewing, and crocheting. Surviving are two daughters, Suzanne Eustice of Medfield, Massachusetts, and Jeannette 109 Water St. in Boyne City • (231) 582-6445 Seither of Big

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Relay for Life to raise funding and awareness JOSH SAMPSON STAFF WRITER Fighting for less cancer and more birthdays, the United States American Cancer Society Relay For Life will host an event to honor those who have battled against cancer. During the event participants will walk or run on a path and take part in traditions unique to Relay For Life. “It is a fun-filled event and a bright spot along this cancer journey,� said Penny Hills-Postma, promotions volunteer for the Charlevoix County Relay For Life. “Relay For Life is not just about raising money. It is a community event that strengthens our resolve against the cruel disease. If cancer has ever touched your life

then Relay For Life is the place for you.� One such tradition is the Survivor’s Lap, an inspirational lap for survivors who circle the track together in honor of their battle against the disease. Likewise, during the Luminary Ceremony bags with the names of people who have battled cancer are lit with a candle inside for rememberance. “During this exciting event we will celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against cancer,� HillsPostma said. Since 1996, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life has partnered with mulitiple cancer organization to bring together volunteers and organize their activities to fight the disease. The opening ceremonies begin at

10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 13 in the East Jordan Community Park, followed by the Fight Back Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. Afterward, a silent auction will be held from noon until 4 p.m. when the live auction begins. Hills-Postma said the event its to honor anyone who has ever been touched by cancer.

“We would like to extend a special invitation to all cancer survivors, including those who are currently battling the disease,� she said. “Cancer survivors are our guests of honor at Relay.� Two more ceremonies end the evening, beginning with the Celebration Ceremony at 7 p.m. and

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STATE & REGION NEWS NEWS BRIEFS Short but interesting • Technicality — Detroit Free Press says Michigan’s only death row inmate is no longer eligible for the death penalty for now. While Michigan has no death penalty, murdering someone in a national forest within Michigan can make you eligible for execution. Recently Marvin Gabrion, who murdered a woman and her baby while he was awaiting trial for raping the same woman, has had his death penalty overturned on a technicality and the sentencing process must restart. • Oh, waiter! — According to Small Business Nation online, Braylon Edwards was allegedly involved in an altercation recently in a bar in Birmingham. Edwards allegedly mistook an employee for a bouncer and attacked him during an altercation with some other men. The wide receiver is already on probation for drunk driving. • Not so safe — From, nearly 60 percent of car seats sold in Michigan may contain toxic chemicals. The worst seats are the Graco Snugride 35 and the Britax Marathon 70. • National attention — The reports that the FBI is now looking into serial sexual assaults in the Ann Arbor area after six young women, two of whom were raped, have been attacked near the U of M campus. • In the line of duty — A former Michigan man was recently killed while on duty as a policeman in South Dakota, according to International Business News online. James Ryan McCandles was killed after a traffic stop became a shootout in Rapid City, S.D. • Fudgies beware — reports that Murdick’s Famous Fudge of Charlevoix is recalling caramel, nut brittle and saltwater taffy after the Health Department of Northwest Michigan investigated alleged norovirus symptoms of those who may have consumed products from the store. • Choose wisely — Gary Glenn, who was quoted in an article as saying gays and lesbians are not the best and brightest people to hire because, according to Glenn they suffer higher instances of diseases like cancer and HIV, has announced his run for the U.S. Senate. He will face off against Pete Hoekstra for the nomination. • Off the streets — Newsradio1310 reports 41-year-old Steven Demink has been sentenced to life in prison for allegedly persuading seven women to sexually assault their children by posing as a psychologist. He is accused of convincing the women to perform sexual acts on kids from 3 to 15 years old in order to “re-train” them while the acts were photographed and broadcast online. • This one’s on them, ay — Canada may pick up the tab on a proposed new international bridge. Officials from the country recently said they are in good enough economic shape to build and, if necessary, fund maintenance should tolls fall short. According to, 70 percent of Canada’s trade is with the U.S. • No cable for you! – reports that a Mount Clemens man that allegedly shot a gun near a worker who was unhooking his cable TV for lack of payment is being punished with no cable TV for two years. • Consideration for worst ac-

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Michigan’s credit rating improves

LANSING, Mich. - Fitch Ratings today announced that it has revised the State of Michigan's Rating Outlook for all bonds to Positive from Stable. Fitch also affirmed Michigan's General Obligation Credit Rating "AA-." "This is very positive and encouraging news," Gov. Snyder said. "Wall Street is recognizing Michigan's hard work and commitment to returning our state's fiscal integrity and fixing our structural deficit once and for all

while starting to pay down our long-term debt and save for the future. Working together with lawmakers, we demonstrated in just over six months that we can avoid gridlock, move Michigan forward and lay a strong foundation for the future. We've got AAA in our sights and will work relentlessly to get there." In its announcement, Fitch noted, "The Positive Outlook reflects prudent budgeting and efforts to grow reserve levels in the context of an economy beginning to slowly rebound." "We put together a strong budget that's now balanced for the long term, and the rating agencies have taken note," said budget director John Nixon. "We realize getting back to AAA won't happen overnight, but this is a good first step

in the right direction." In June, Snyder, Nixon, and State Treasurer Andy Dillon traveled to New York to update Wall Street rating agencies on the State's budget and revenue picture in an effort to return the State of Michigan to AAA Credit Rating status. "Enacting a balanced budget, without the use of one-time measures, was a critical step in this process," said Dillon. "However, we must continue to be vigilant in paying down future obligations while we work to replenish the state's budget stabilization fund." According to Fitch, continued evidence of a return to structural (budget) balance, continued progress toward re-building reserve funds, and continued employment recovery could trigger a future rating action for Michigan.

$4 million in watershed grants up for grabs

The DEQ recently announced nearly $4 million in available grants to protect, restore and manage watersheds. The grant program is open to state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit organizations. Proposals are requested for watershed management planning projects as well as projects that implement previously approved watershed management plans. Funding for the program includes approximately $1 million from the Clean Michigan Initiative’s Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants and approximately $2.9 million from Section 319 of the federal Clean Water Act.

Grant awards are contingent on the sale of Clean Michigan Ini-

tiative general obligation bonds to support these projects and the

appropriation of funding by the Michigan Legislature and U.S. Congress. Notices of Intent are due Sept. 7. Full applications from invited applicants are due Oct. 19. Full text of the Request for Proposals, including eligibility criteria and priorities as well as forms and instructions, are on the DEQ’s Web site at http://www.,1607,7-1353313_3682_3714---,00.html. This information also is available by contacting Denise Page, DEQ Water Resources Division, at 517-335-6969, or

$130 million small business investment fund created Lansing, Mich. - The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”), State of Michigan Retirement Systems (“SMRS”), The Dow Chemical Company and InvestAmerica have partnered to provide Michigan businesses with debt and equity funding through the InvestMichigan! Mezzanine Fund. The fund will invest up to $130 million into lower-middle-market Michigan companies over the next five years and was formed in partnership with the SBA through its new Start-Up America Impact Investment SBIC Initiative. Michigan is the first state to benefit from the initiative, which aims to commit $1 billion nationwide. “Programs like this will help lay the groundwork for Michigan’s economic recovery,” said Governor Rick Snyder. The fund will provide credit and capital. The fund will be a licensed Small Business Investment Company (“SBIC”) formed by Credit Suisse’s Customized Fund Investment Group (“CFIG”) and Beringea LLC. The InvestMichigan! Mezzanine Fund is the newest fund in the InvestMichigan! Program, which was initiated in 2008 with capital commitments from the SMRS. The InvestMichigan! Program funds focus exclusively on provid-

ing capital to businesses that are headquartered, have a significant presence, and/or plan to expand or relocate in Michigan. The new $130 million InvestMichigan! Mezzanine Fund and the existing $185 million InvestMichigan! Growth Capital Fund are co-managed by CFIG and Beringea. Goals of the new InvestMichigan! Mezzanine Fund include: - Achieving superior investment returns; - Strengthening and diversifying Michigan’s economic base by fostering the creation and retention of companies and industries within the State; - Enhancing Michigan’s reputation for entrepreneurship and further developing the State’s entrepreneurial ecosystem; - Attracting additional investments from both regional and national private equity and mezzanine funds; and - Encouraging public and private partnerships within the State. The fund provides mezzanine debt or equity to companies seeking capital for ownership transitions, business expansions, buyouts, recapitalizations and/or refinancings. It will invest $5 million to $15 million in cash flow-positive companies, with revenues in excess of $20 million and EBITDA in the range

of $3 million to $15 million. Companies must also fulfill the following criteria: Michigan Criteria: - Headquartered in Michigan; - Have significant presence in Michigan, and/or - Are in the process of planning an expansion in or relocation to Michigan. Operational Criteria: - Strong financial performance and stable, predict¬able cash flows; - Thoroughly and adequately capitalized business plan with clearly defined growth strategy; - Strong and talented management team, and - Defensible market position and sound reputation.

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tor – The Daily Tribune reports that a 66-year-old man sentenced for molesting a 13-year-old boy began thanking people for his light punishment but was stopped when the judge told him, “This isn’t the Academy Awards.” • All aboard the jobs train – reports that Michigan is one of several states to get a chunk of $336.2 million to buy next-generation trains which will be made in America. • Parks letters private – ABC News reports some are upset that Rosa Parks’ private letters – one detailing an alleged attempted rape – are being released for auction. The letters are among 8,000 items up for sale. • The really odd couple — According to PRNewswire, Al Sharpton and Pat Buchanan plan to debate each other in September over issues facing Michigan. Go to futureforum or by calling (800) 748-0266. • More cuts? — reports that Michigan’s top accountant John E. Nixon wants to review the $13.3 billion school aid fund to determine if money is being spent as equitably as possible. Despite continued funding cuts to schools year after year, Nixon called the funding robust. • It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s “super drunk” – WOOD TV reports that Freeport Police Chief Mark Sheldon was arrested recently in Hastings and allegedly blew more than twice the legal limit making him eligible for the state’s new stiffer penalties for being super drunk. • Show me the money — According to, Michigan’s Cancer Support Services is spending 69 cents of every dollar raised on fundraising and 7 cents on every dollar spent on management, not fighting cancer. The director of Consumer Affairs was quoted as saying how a charity spends its money is one of the most important factors in determining whether they are worthy of donations.

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State & Local Government Official Contacts Republican Governor Rick Snyder Office of the Governor 111 South Capitol Ave. P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, MI 48909 (517) 335-6397

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Democrat Northern Michigan Office 3335 S. Airport Road West, Suite 6B Traverse City, MI 49684 (231) 929-1031

U.S. Senator Carl Levin, Democrat 269 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 Northern Michigan office: 107 Cass St., Suite E Traverse City, MI 496842602 (231) 947-9569

112th District Michigan House of Representatives Greg MacMaster, Republican Anderson House Office Bldg. S-1389 House Office Building P.O. Box 30014 Lansing, MI 48909 Email: GregMacMaster@

Petoskey office: 200 Divison St. Suite 178 Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 348-0657 Michigan State Senator for the 37th District, Howard Walker, Republican 910 Farnum Building P.O. Box 30036 Lansing, MI 48909-7536 E-mail SenHWalker@ (517) 373-2413 Charlevoix County Board Commissioners

• Joel Evans, Chairman 10448 Lord Rd., East Jordan, MI 49727 District # 4 536-7073 • Richard L. Gillespie, Vice-Chair 38270 Gallagher Ave, Beaver Island, MI 49782 District # 6 448-2577 • Shirlene Tripp 07682 Old US 31 N., Charlevoix, MI 49720 District # 1

347-9679 • Chris Christensen 111 East Pine St., Boyne City, MI 49712 District # 2 582-0684 • Ronald Reinhardt 00880 BC/EJ Rd., Boyne City, MI 49712 District # 3 582-7912 • Robert Drebenstedt 04857 Wickersham Rd., Charlevoix, MI 49720

District # 5 547-8463 Boyne City Commission 319 N. Lake St. Boyne City, MI 49712 phone: 231-582-6597 fax: 231-582-6506 • Charles Vondra, Mayor 1126 Nordic Drive Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-5520 • Ronald Grunch 400 Silver Street Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-6974

• Laura Sansom 212 E. Lincoln Street Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-0267 • Mike Cummings 635 N. East St. Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-1334 • Delbert G. Towne 528 Grant St. Boyne City, MI 49712 (231) 582-6653


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Don’t let low interet rates sink your retirement plans

Ruth Skop Manages Edward Jones Investments of Boyne City Over the past few years, if you’ve taken out a mortgage or another consumer loan, you’ve probably welcomed the low interest rates you may have received. But as an investor, if you’ve kept any retirement savings in fixed-rate investment vehicles, you may have seen

low rates in a less favorable light. And that’s why it may be time for you take a closer look at your financial strategy for working toward the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. Of course, you can always hope that interest rates will rise, and perhaps they will. As you may know, the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates at record lows in recent years to stimulate lending and thereby boost the economy. But rates can’t get much lower, and if inflation were to heat up, the Fed could reverse course by starting to raise rates. However, if you’re going to do a good job of building financial assets for retirement, you really can’t afford to play “wait-and-see” with interest rates. Instead, consider the following moves: Rebalance your portfolio. No matter what your situation, it’s a good idea to periodically rebalance your

investment portfolio to help ensure it still reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals. If you’re concerned about low rates harming your future investment income, you have more reason than ever to review your portfolio and make adjustments as needed, relative to your objectives. For example, if it seems that your portfolio has become “overweighted” in any one vehicle, you may need to change your investment mix, keeping in mind your

individual risk tolerance. Redefine “retirement.” Retiring from one career doesn’t have to mean retiring from work altogether. If you decide to work part time, do some consulting or even open your own small business, you may be able to earn enough income to take some of the “pressure” off your investment portfolio in terms of providing you with the money you need to live on during retirement. Also, by working during your nominal retirement

years, you may be able to delay taking Social Security until you’re a little older, when your monthly checks can be larger. Review your withdrawal strategy. During your retirement, the amount you choose to withdraw from your investments each year will depend on several factors, including the size of your portfolio and the amount of income it is providing. As you chart your retirement strategy, you’ll need to factor in a realistic withdrawal rate. Re-examine sources of investment income. You may

want part of your retirement income to come from investments that offer protection of principal. If so, you don’t have to settle for the lowest-rate vehicles. By looking at the various alternatives and blending them with your overall portfolio, you may be able to boost your income without significantly increasing your investment risk. In short, just because interest rates are low, you don’t have to lower your retirement expectations — as long as you plan ahead and explore your options.

Chefs utilize local fresh produce at farmers market BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to incorrect information supplied to the Boyne City Gazette which was published in the Aug. 3 edition, this story is reprinted here in its corrected form. Fans of food TV, fresh ingredients and local products should plan on attending the live cooking demonstrations at the Boyne City Farmers Market during the month of August. The three special events will feature chefs from three local restaurants preparing dishes with the best in fruit, vegetable, seasons, meat and fish the region has to offer. “The Boyne City Farmers Market and Chefs Challenge have worked in conjunction to format the annual Chefs Challenge event into a smaller event for the Market,” said farmers market coordinator Melanie Leaver. “We also hope these events will help raise awareness of the Chefs Challenge annual benefit for Challenge Mountain.” According to organizers, Chefs Challenge is based on the cult sensation Iron Chef America and is a benefit for Challenge Mountain a non-profit group dedicated to providing summer camp experiences for those with special needs. “This year’s Market is the largest

yet, offering the biggest selection of fresh, local produce and farm goods from within a 30-mile radius of Boyne City,” Leaver said. “Hosting the Chefs Challenge at the Market will not only be fun and exciting for guests, but will also give them fresh, new ideas for utilizing Market ingredients in their own kitchens.” The demonstrations are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays in Boyne City and will be held on the following dates: • Aug. 13, Downtown - Chef Joseph Krumholz • Aug. 27, Veteran’s Park - Chef Krale Schroeder “I think that it’s a great idea,” said Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jim Baumann. The chefs will be cooking under a 20-foot by 20-foot tent which will be set up amongst the other vendors at the Market. Chefs Challenge will be providing the chefs with cooking surfaces and more for their needs. Each chef has the choice of providing his own cookware and utensils, or using what is provided by Chefs Challenge. “All our guests need to bring is their appetites for fresh Northern Michigan food,” Leaver said. “After each cooking demonstration, guests will be invited to taste the creation at no cost.” She added, “This is the first I’ve heard of an event like this being


live cooking demonstrations by area chefs are scheduled for Aug. 13 and Aug. 27 as part of the farmers market. held at a farmer’s market. Boyne City is known for its outstanding arts community - we’re the culinary arts portion of that.” This latest offering at the farmers market in downtown Boyne is just a part of the ever-growing weekly event. “Our farmers market is the biggest probably north of Traverse City,” Baumann said. “We have nearly 70 vendors now.” Baumann said the choice to add the demonstrations makes sense due to the popularity of food TV networks. “People love cooking demonstrations and learning new recipes and we’re trying to aggregate these kinds of events under the moniker ‘Boyne Appetit,’”


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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. For more information, please call (231) 487-4000. Free Colorectal Exam Kits The American Cancer Society recommends regular colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 50. Meyerson says that can be difficult for people who do not have health insurance that covers the cost of screening. So the Health Department is offering free at-home colorectal cancer screening kits for men and women age 50 to 64 from Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties who are uninsured or whose health insurance does not cover colorectal cancer screening. Call the Health Department at (800) 432-4121 to check eligibility and request an at-home screening kit. Cancer Support Group 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, July Aug. 3. 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.

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Protect yourself against tetanus with vaccine Three recent cases of tetanus infection in southeast Michigan have prompted local public health officials to remind adults that immunizations aren’t just for kids. Adults who are uninsured or whose health insurance policy does not cover immunizations, are eligible for $15 Tdap immunization at the Health Department through the Michigan Adult Vaccine Replacement Program. The Health Department can bill Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance; no one is turned away for inability to pay. Call (800) 432-4121 to schedule an appointment in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, or Otsego counties. Tetanus, also known as “lockjaw,” is an infection caused by bacteria. Tetanus bacteria is commonly found in soil and can enter the body through wounds contaminated with dirt, feces, soil, or saliva. Tetanus infection can cause a person’s neck and jaw muscles to lock, making it hard to open the mouth or swallow. It can also cause breathing problems, severe muscle spasms, and seizures. Tetanus is a serious disease from which it can take months to recover. If left untreated, it can be fatal. “It is important for teenagers and adults of all ages to get vaccinated against tetanus,” said Joshua Meyerson, MD, Medical Director for

the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. “The best treatment for this disease is prevention through immunization.” Meyerson urges teenagers and adults to get vaccinated with Tdap vaccine, which protects not only against tetanus, but also diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). Because immunity to tetanus decreases over time, most adults need to get a booster shot every 10 years to stay protected. Adults who haven’t received Tdap vaccine should receive Tdap instead of their next regular tetanus (Td) booster. Adults who have contact with infants should get Tdap vaccine as soon as possible because being vaccinated against whooping cough will prevent them from spreading the disease to vulnerable infants. It’s a good idea for adults to talk to their doctor about what vaccines they might need. “Vaccination is a lifelong process,” Meyerson said. “It’s important that adults of all ages get vaccinated against serious diseases, such as flu, tetanus, and whooping cough.” Many newer vaccines are recommended for adults, including vaccines to protect against shingles, pneumococcal disease, and human papillomavirus (HPV). Other vaccines adults may need include measles, mumps, and rubella; varicella; hepatitis A and B; and meningococcal vaccines.


Health officials urge adults to ensure they are up-to-date on their tetanus vaccines. Seasonal flu vaccine is now recommended for everyone, every year. The single best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated. Adults should talk to their health care provider about the vaccines they need to be healthy. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is mandated by the Michigan Public Health Code to promote wellness, prevent disease,

provide quality healthcare, address health problems of vulnerable populations, and protect the environment for the residents and visitors of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties. For information about vaccines adults need, contact your health care provider, call the Health Department at 800432-4121 or visit

Numerous opportunities available for Hospice volunteers VitalCare Hospice of Little Traverse Bay is seeking compassionate and caring volunteers to provide in-home support to patients and families facing end-oflife issues. A volunteer training program is being held for VitalCare Hospice of Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey, Michigan. The threepart training will take place in Petoskey from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

on Monday, Aug. 22 and 29, and at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Lunch will be provided on Monday, August 22 and 29, and refreshments will be provided on Wednesday, August 31. VitalCare Hospice of Little Traverse Bay provides hospice services in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties. Training sessions include an ori-

entation to hospice and discussion of the roles of volunteers. Each class will deal with a different aspect of training including grief and bereavement, death and dying, communication skills, understanding the family, spiritual care of the family, care and comfort measures, ethical issues, and advanced directives. There is a place for everyone in the hospice family of volunteers.

Volunteers are the backbone of hospice, providing in-home respite care, errands, companionship, activities, office assistance, and fundraising assistance. If you are interested in attending the upcoming volunteer training or would like more information, please contact VitalCare Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, Volunteer Coordinator, Heather O’Brien at (231) 487-7943.

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Uncontrollable crying or laughing: A common but frequently misunderstood problem (ARA) - Have you ever heard of pseudobulbar affect or PBA? If you answered no, you’re not alone. Charles Darwin first described this health condition now known as PBA more than 130 years ago, but many patients and members of the medical community don’t realize that this debilitating disorder may affect approximately 2 million people in the U.S. What is PBA? People with PBA have sudden outbursts of involuntary emotional displays they cannot control. They may start to cry or laugh, often when there is nothing sad or funny to trigger those emotional responses. Even though PBA episodes are often confused with other conditions like the signs of depression, PBA is a separate and treatable neurological condition. When does PBA occur? PBA happens because of an existing, primary neurological condition, like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s

disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), stroke or traumatic brain injury. The episodes of uncontrollable laughing and/or crying occur unpredictably, and can be frequent and severe. PBA can happen when disease or injury damages the part of the brain that controls normal expression of emotion. This damage can disrupt brain signaling, causing a “short circuit” and triggering episodes of involuntary crying or laughing. Unlike depression, PBA episodes are often sudden, unpredictable and may be greatly exaggerated to how one is feeling or even contrary to the person’s actual mood. How does PBA affect patients and their families? PBA’s unpredictable, involuntary emotional displays can cause anxiety and embarrassment, particularly in public settings. These episodes can be so disruptive for some people that they avoid social situations and grow to feel more and more isolated over time. For those suffering and for their loved ones and caregivers already

ing themselves when they feel an dealing with the struggles of the pri- times. mary neurologic condition, PBA’s 4. The patient experiences outbursts episode coming on. of emotion that are exaggerated or * Changing their body position. impact can be severe and disabling. * Practicing deep breathing and musPatients suffering from PBA often inappropriate for the situation. find their outward expressions - 5. Patients can’t control their laugh- cle relaxation. * Encouraging patients to talk about laughing or crying - in conflict with ter or tears, even when they try to. what they’re really feeling inside or Although there are many ways to PBA. It may also help to reassure as an exaggerated response. For ex- cope with PBA symptoms, there them that you understand their epiample, an animal rescue commercial is medication for the treatment of sodes are not under their control. may tip their emotion toward slight PBA. Ask your healthcare profes- If you or a loved one is suffering feelings of sadness, but previously, sional what PBA treatment options from symptoms of PBA, talk to your physician. To learn more about PBA, they would not generally burst into are available. an exaggerated fit of crying as a re- In addition to treatment, PBA pa- visit sult. In some cases, the outbursts tients and their loved ones have nothing to do with the emotion. can take steps to reduce In fact the patient could be extremely PBA’s impact on their lives. sad - when attending a loved one’s Patients may benefit from: funeral, for example - and suffer an * Keeping an episode diary outburst of loud, boisterous laugh- to help them better undering without being able to stop. These stand their episodes and types of inappropriate emotional epi- what triggers them. sodes can have a significant negative * Implementing coping impact not only on the patients but techniques such as distracttheir families and/ Teri Rounds R.N. or caregivers as Dr. Steven M. Hufford Certified Iridologist well. Optometrist Do you have? So how can paFibromyalgia? - Chronic Fatigue? - Unknown Illness? tients and care- Depressed? - Can’t sleep? - IBS? - Heartburn? - Etc., etc., etc. givers recognize I can help. Hufford Vision & Eye Care the symptoms of Call me with questions @ (231) 582-9185 225 State Street 123 River St email: PBA? Here are Boyne City, MI 49727 Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614 $10.00 off with this coupon. No expiration (231) 582-9933 (231) 264-2020 five clues: 1. The patient has a neurologic condition such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, MS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, or has suffered a stroke or traumatic brain injury. 2. The patient bursts out crying or laughing for no apparent reason. 3. The patient laughs or cries at inappropriate

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FROM PAGE 2 Mackinac Island chased him around the Beaver Archipelago for days. Strang further goaded Gentiles with inflammatory rhetoric in his newspaper, the Northern Islander. And when a Gentile trader on Beaver Island was accidentally killed during a MormonGentile feud, the Mormons cursed and threw stones on his grave each time they passed. Strang’s Doctrine of Consecration stirred up anti-Mormon sentiment even more. In religious terms, the doctrine explained how Mormons, as God’s chosen people, would inherit the Earth. In reality it translated into permission to steal everything from fishing nets to boats a habit that earned the Mormons repute as Great Lakes pirates. While historians feel that Strang’s colony became the scapegoat for anything that was lost, stolen or destroyed around the Great Lakes, the Mormons clearly were guilty in some cases. And consider what the loss of a fishing net meant back in the 1850s when it was a basic tool of survival. “It could be fatal,” Harold says. All, in all, however, Strang exacted his greatest retribution on non-Mormon neighbors through politics. Strang had under his control the largest voting block in the vast but nearly empty Michilimackinac County (stretching from southern Manistee County through Marquette in the Upper Peninsula). As such, he also had the power to decide elections. It wasn’t long before Strangites held all of their township offices and a number of county ones. When newly elected Mormon authorities began enforcing laws that curbed selling liquor to Indians, they caused an uproar in the straits where peddling firewater to Native Americans was tolerated. Pleas from the straits’ Gentile community eventually reached all the way to Washington, D.C. On April 30, 1851, President Millard Fillmore sent the Naval ship the Michigan to arrest Strang and a group of his followers and bring them to Detroit, where they were indicted on charges of cutting timber on federal land, counterfeiting and obstruction of U.S. mail. Given that Strang’s followers actually purchased only about 1,000 of the 37,000-acre island and squatted on the rest, the first charge was obviously true. Evidence for the second was mostly hearsay, and the third according to Van Noord’s meticulous sequencing of evidence appears trumped up. Eventually, the Mormons were all acquitted. Mostly, thanks to Strang’s well-crafted testimony, which convinced the jury that the prosecution’s real intent was to quell religious freedom. Strang also had the cunning to hire a brilliant defense attorney. Strang’s Detroit victory only emboldened him. In the legislative election


as his partner revved the motor and took off into the hot blue sky over the vast lands so Father could locate and report the enemy. The pilot crashed into the first sun dried hillside. The plane was demolished and its pilots survived. My father would not step aboard an airplane for the rest of his eighty-three years. He completed his service during the war as the officer in charge of the construction of all the badly needed barracks at the army post. He did so by claiming ability based on his experience of helping his father build a barn. I recently came across a 1916 book of construction designs with father’s name in it and a reference to diagram #125 which was the cross section of the framing for a large corn shed. The framing was that of an army barracks also. Thus the first unplanned section of Father’s life was his time at OSU. Then the second was the advent of WWI and his opportunity to enlist. The third was his becoming a builder, the profession he followed for a life time. The war ended. Father and his city friend decided to penetrate the NW corner of Oklahoma; up into the new oil fields and establish a news-

OPINIONS of 1852, his 165 Mormon votes were enough to win a four-way race and elect Strang state representative for the Newaygo District a political bonanza that encompassed a quarter of the state and the entire Northern half of the Lower Peninsula. Strang went on to serve admirably, earning himself grudging, even glowing, respect from all over the state. Among his accomplishments that session was authoring four laws that reorganized Northern Michigan’s political boundaries to Mormon advantage by dismantling Michilimackinac’s huge territory and organizing Emmet County to include Northwest Lower Peninsula and Beaver Archipelago. St. James was the new county’s seat. But if Strang was gaining popularity off Beaver Island, back at the straits his new political clout was compounding tensions. On a July day in 1853, in what is now the city of Charlevoix, the emotions exploded into gunfire. On that day, 30 scruffy, armed, Mormon-hating men faced off on the beach at the mouth of the Pine River (the channel that flows from what is now called Round Lake into Lake Michigan) against half as many Mormons gathered around the fishing boats they’d rowed from Beaver Island. The Mormons had come to summon three men to jury duty in St. James. But the Gentiles were suspicious. Some were ex-Beaver Islanders who’d fled the Mormon takeover, then had their property confiscated by Strang’s church. Others were disaffected Mormons including two of the three men the Mormons were summoning for jury duty. As tempers flared a gun went off later both sides claimed the other fired first and a gun battle ensued during which the Mormons fled in their fishing boats chased by the Gentiles. As the Pine River party closed in, the Mormons spotted a ship en route to Chicago. Hailing it down, they were pulled on board to safety. In the end, six Mormons and one Gentile were wounded. There were no fatalities. Strang’s men might have lost the battle of Pine River, but that spring the Mormons won the war. Finding that the Gentiles abandoned Pine River (fearing arrest for their part in the battle), Mormon families moved in. Strang won his seat again in the election of 1855, when he beat the young Traverse City lumberman A. Tracy Lay. That term, the Mackinac representative persuaded the legislature to cut the Beaver Archipelago out of Emmet, include it in a new Manitou County, and thus separate the Mormons from mainland politics. But again, Strang ended with the advantage. The move virtually handed the Mormons their own court system, an unintended consequence that effectively shielded them from state in-

terference. In addition, the handful of Mormon settlers at Pine River flexed their political muscle and filled positions in the new but virtually empty mainland township of Charlevoix where they also christened what is now Lake Charlevoix, Lake Mormon and named an island in the lake Holy Island. Besides Beaver Island and the Charlevoix settlement, a handful of Mormon families had put down roots on Drummond Island, to the east of Mackinac. Perhaps Strang was feeling kingly indeed. But there was trouble in the realm, trouble brought on by Strang exerting his authority where no wise man ought to tread. Though polygamy and thievery passed muster with Strang’s followers, when he attempted to dictate women’s fashion, his kingdom came undone.

paper. Father would do the writing, organizing and PR while his buddy would print the issues and see that they sold. I’ve always wondered how the young New Yorker ever persuaded my father to embark on such a career. He had no experience and had skipped half of his high school classes to hunt and fish. But the paper came into existence; eight pages of front page stories, society events, obituaries, advertisements, sporting events and advice columns. Father’s name appeared at the head of each and every article – even the society page. New York contributed nothing. As the paper grew so did Father’s personal life to the point he met and courted the town’s banker’s daughter to the point she accepted the ring he offered her. History describes her as a beautiful blond. After the engagement the two lovers wondered out to the edge of the tiny frontier town to search for a piece of property on which to build their home. Remember, doing so was right up my father’s alley. In the process they penetrated the oil fields and somehow my father came across information that indicated his bride-to-be’s father and some of his cohorts, all big-wheels in the little town, were involved in a big land scam. He became excited as any good reporter would and leaving the blond

at her home excused himself to return to his office and write a headliner story. Because of her father’s involvement he didn’t disclose what he had found to her. The newspaper office was a small two storied wood sided building in the group of buildings which comprised the little town. Father’s ‘apartment’ was on the second floor. New York helped Father set up his front page story and all was set to run the next morning when the two called it a night. New York set out for the local bar, his favorite after-hours place, while Father called it a day, crawling into bed. It was shortly after mid-night when NY climbed the narrow stairs to waken Father saying, “You have to get out of here fast. They found out about what you have in tomorrow’s paper and are coming after you. They are bringing guns.” As he spoke he pulled Father’s suitcase out from under his bed. Reaching into his pocket he pulled out some money, shoving it into Father’s hand and said, “I’ll go down and empty the till while you pack. The one o’clock train is due through here any minute. If you hurry we can get you down the back stairs and flag it down for you. Don’t worry about me. I’ll be OK. It is you they are after! With only his suitcase and the money NY found for him Father made it

In the summer of 1855 Strang ordered his female followers to adopt a costume of calico pants gathered at the ankle and worn under a knee-length dress. Strang’s later defenders have argued this reflected his progressive leanings on women’s rights (women’s rights reformer Amelia Bloomer introduced “the bloomer” as a liberating fashion in 1851). However, this was still a shocking recommendation to his followers, likely as unheard of as the prospect of going naked in public today, Harold says. During these Victorian times, women’s bodies were nearly completely concealed by their clothing and the revelation of so much as an ankle was scandalous. A handful of prominent island women rebelled, among them Ruth Ann Bedford, the daughter of George Miller, one of Strang’s trusted followers. But Strang refused to back down, even when friends were involved. In retaliation for their defiance, the church harassed the women’s families a tactic that angered Ruth Ann’s husband, Thomas Bedford. When Bedford grew so bold the following spring as to gossip openly about the king, Strang’s strongmen whipped him. (The Mormon explanation for the whipping was that Bedford was taken in the act of adultery.) From that evening on, Bedford vowed to kill Strang. He tried that night, April 3, but couldn’t get a shot. Eventually, Bedford was joined in his campaign for revenge by Alexander Wentworth, H.D. MacCullough,

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Franklin Johnson, and a Dr. Atkyn. Just months before, MacCullough and Johnson had been elite members of Strang’s church, but they’d recently suffered retributions from Strang, for among other reasons, their wives’ refusal to wear bloomers. Besides supporting his wife, Wentworth had his own vendetta against Strang. Strang had apparently competed with him for Phoebe’s hand before she married Wentworth a rivalry that occurred when Phoebe was 15. And Dr. Atkyn had his own story. While he posed on the island as an itinerant photographer, Atkyn may actually have been there to spy for Michigan Governor Kinsley Bingham. As the months rolled on, it’s evident from Van Noord’s account, that MacCullough’s, Johnson’s and Atkyns’ roles in the murder were to enlist government sympathy for an assassination of Strang. Bedford and Wentworth, meanwhile, would do the killing. In May they tried again to get a shot at Strang, but again couldn’t find an opportunity. On June 2 the Michigan steamed into St. James. While the commander, Charles McBlair, took affidavits from acCullough, Johnson and other disaffected Mormons (among their charges were theft and padding the census count to cover voter fraud and to receive more government money for schools) to send to Governor Bingham, Bedford tried once again to get a shot at Strang, but failed. Two weeks later, the Michigan returned to St. James. When Strang walked to the ship for a meeting called by McBlair, Bedford and Wentworth were waiting. In public view and obviously not worried about government retribution they shot Strang twice from behind, then again as he lay on the ground. Finally, Bedford pistol-whipped him. The assassins fled onto the Michigan where they were taken to Mackinac Island and set free after a short hearing. The government’s investigation into the Michigan’s role in the assassination was purely cursory. Strang lived three more weeks. At the end of June, as news arrived that mobs were gathering around the straits to storm Beaver Island, he was taken to his parents’ home in Wisconsin, near Voree, where he died July 9, 1856. Meanwhile, the angry Gentiles invaded Beaver Island and drove the Mormon families off with guns and threats. The Mormons left behind property, homes, businesses and crops in the ground none of which they would ever get back. As the steamer carrying the last of the Mormons puffed out of the harbor, King James’ kingdom dissolved into memory. There are many conflicting writings as to the history of Beaver Island and “King” Jessie James Strang. The actual facts are lost in time. But it remains that this was a very tumultuous time for our area and we have a

lasting obligation to tell our children from whence we came. Many of our ancestors carry the Sir Name of the Strangite’s and the families who were involved with them and with the destruction of the Kingdom of King Strang. Food for thought! Smith and several of the most prominent Mormons Masons founded a lodge in Nauvoo, Illinois in March 1842. Soon after joining Freemasonry, The Saint’s new temple “Endowment” ceremony including a number of symbolic elements that were used in Masonic Ritual. Smith remained a Freemason until his death; however, later Mormon leaders distanced themselves from Freemasonry. Many Mormon leaders were Masons prior to their involvement in the movement. Some more prominent members were Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, John C. Bennett, Hyrum Smith and Joseph Smith, Sr. A Masonic Lodge was formed in Nauvoo of which 1,500 Mormon men in membership. When Smith was in the Carthage, after he fired his last round, he reportedly held up his arms and may have been giving the Masonic call of distress he ran towards the open window with uplifted hands, and proclaimed, “Oh Lord my God. This phrase, “Oh, Lord, my God, is there no help for the widow’s son?” is the sign/token of a Master Mason in distress, a Mason is bound by honor to come to the utterer’s aid if there is a greater chance of saving the life of the seeker than on losing his own. Interesting Questions? Joseph Smith 1805-1844 founder of the Latter Day Saints Movement was assassinated in 1844 Smith said that an angel had directed him to a buried book of Golden plates Smith and his Mormons were under duress from public opinion at the time of his death. Smith was deeply involved in Illinois politics Jessie James Strang 1813-1856 was assassinated in 1856. Strang published translations of three metal plates reportedly unearthed in response to a vision. Strang and his Strangite’s Mormons were under duress from public opinion at the time of his death. Strang was deeply involved in Michigan politics. Both men were apparently killed by members of their church or friends. Smith by his Masonic Brothers? Strang by members of his church? Recommended reading on Jesse James Strang 1. The Kingdom of Saint James by Milo M. Quaife 2. The Assassination of a Michigan King by Roger Van Noord 3. Michigan History Summer 1972 by Michigan Department of State

down the dark rear stairs of the newspaper building to stand trackside by the time the train’s head light illuminated the escape route. Once again father’s life changed directions. He never saw NY again, nor the lovely blond or ring. The girl he had dated at OSU became my mother. Father never commercially wrote again but somehow his interest in doing so lurked in the genes he passed on to me. My mother was a brunette and loved to tease him about the engagement ring he left behind in Oklahoma. One’s life is a complexity which we often struggle to understand. It can be terribly discouraging and yet at times so special it is difficult

to believe it is true. Unfortunately much of the understanding arrives only with the passage of years. This is true of one’s own life as well of those we know, the happenings of the world which affect us even though we can never understand the route that is used. Explanations can be found in strange ways. The book I came across just a couple days ago which revealed how my father found the help he so desperately needed to proceed in the building of barrack after barrack on an army base back in 1916 and which stand sturdily in place yet today. Who would have thought the contractor in charge was using the plans for a farmer’s corn crib?

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GET ARTSY AT BAC Artists meet weekly at Boyne Arts Collective (BAC), 210 S Lake Street, South Gallery. Thursdays from 12:30 until 4 PM join other artists to paint, draw, sculpt or other art choices. An indoor area is provided, there is no cost or requirement to be a BAC member. Bring supplies, a snack, and beverage and enjoy conversation while learning from other artists. View both galleries filled with art while at BAC.

ALL SUMMER FREE LUNCH & BREAKFAST FOR KIDS Free meals, that meet federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years and younger at approved The SFSP Site Locator Map can be found at schoolnutrition or at the Summer Food Service Program website at Where to find breakfast and lunch locally: • East Jordan Elementary Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lighthouse Missionary Church Hall Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Ellsworth Community School Breakfast 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Lunch Noon - 1 p.m. Call (231) 536-0053, ext. 5110 for more information. 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 South 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. 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 yearround 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. 


Tuesday Bingo Game Boyne City American Legion 302 South Lake St. 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.

Memorial Fundraiser

Veterans Memorial group selling bricks and calendars The Boyne City Area War Memorial Committee is now selling Veterans Memorial Bricks as a fundraiser to create a new sidewalk at the Memorial in Veterans Park on the Boyne City lakefront. Two brick sizes are available - 8-by8-inch bricks are $90 and can include up to 90 characters to recognize a veteran; 4-by-4-inch bricks are $45 and include up to 45 characters. To purchase a brick or make a donation, contact George Lasater at 231-582-7001 or Bill Bricker at 549-3708. The memorial committee is also offering a War Memorial Calendar to raise funds for ongoing maintenance of the site. Calendars features photos of the memorial benches and are sold for $15. To purchase a 2012 calendar, contact Dean Kleinschrodt at 5498000.

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Come join us for support. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Church of the Nazarene 225 West Morgan St. Boyne City, on Monday morning at 10 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) 4874285

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Greg Binder was one of the numerous musicians who entertained the crowds during last Friday’s Stroll the Streets event. NOW BAC CALLING FOR ART ENTRIES Artists are asked to submit their artwork in all media reflecting Portraits of People and Pets to the Boyne Arts Collective (BAC), 210 S Lake Street, Boyne City. Artists may enter the pieces of this theme and deliver the art any weekend between 1 and 4 PM. The Exhibit will be juried and set on Aug 8 and Aug 10. The public opening is on Friday, August 15 at 5 P.M. in conjunction with Boyne’s Stroll the Streets. Art must be labeled with artist, title, media, size, and price. If it is 2 dimensional art, it must have a wire attached for hanging. Please fill out a membership application. For current BAC members, there is no fee for entering art in the show. Artists are invited to attend the reception for meeting the public and explaining the inspiration for the portrait. Artwork featuring People and Pets will be displayed during the month of August. Please pick up any artwork shown in previous exhibits. Call June Storm, curator, at (231) 582-1745 or email theperennial28@aol. com or go to


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ALL SUMMER LONG Stroll the Streets Free music, refreshments, shopping and more every Friday throughout the summer in downtown Boyne City. Aug. 12, 19, 26 Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 NOW - AUG. 24 Tai Chi Classes Summer Tai Chi Classes Wednesdays in the downstairs community room at the Boyne District

Library. Cost is $5 each class, open to everyone. Call Meg (231) 5827689 Email - AUG. 10 JEWISH AUTHOR TALK Temple B’nai Israel Holds Book Discussion Group by Jewish American Authors Short stories by contemporary Jewish American writer, Yid-

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Aug. 13-14 Antique Auto Show & Flea Market This event is located in Veterans Park in Boyne City.

appeared at the White House three times, performed in nearly all 50 states, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand. Barbara grew up in Detroit, Michigan. She launched her career in music while attending Michigan State University, where she gained a loyal following performing in the local listening rooms and music clubs. She began touring colleges & universities throughout the United States and was voted “Best Solo Performer”, “Best Acoustic Performer”, and “Best Female Performer” in a national magazine poll. After she received the Grammy for “Best Musical Recording for Children”, the calls started coming in for children and family concerts. It’s an easy transition for her to make, from adult to youth concerts and back again. Her show is always fresh and powerful, offering finely crafted songs with a clever wit. Her lyric driven, melodic, often humorous, alternative folk music speaks to issues of tolerance and human rights, as well as personal relationships and funny circumstances. She writes much of what she presents, and has gained critical acclaim for her work. Inspired by experience, hers are songs in which everyone can find themselves. Aten Place is located 1/2 mile south of Cherry Hill Road on Old Mackinaw Trail in Boyne Falls. The venue is a ninety-year old oak frame barn with seating for 180, overlooking the Boyne River valley, in the shadow of Boyne Mountain. Tickets are $25 for two and $15 for singles. Tickets go on sale at 6:30 pm the day of the concert, with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. Advanced tickets and schedule details available by visiting . Aten Place is a non-profit endeavor, and no food or beverage is sold on the premises. Many patrons bring snacks and desserts to share at intermission. There is also a covered picnic pavilion for those who wish to come early and enjoy the grounds and peaceful setting. For more information on this summer’s schedule go to www. or call Bill or Maxine Aten at 231-549-2076.

AUG. 13 CONCERT AT ATEN Grammy Award winning singer songwriter Barbara Bailey Hutchison will return to Aten Place for her 14th time on Saturday, August 13th, at 7:30 pm. Barbara’s voice is not only familiar to Aten Place patrons, but is also familiar to millions of television and radio listeners as the voice of several popular commercials. She has also

AUG. 17 ONE-WOMAN SHOW Crooked Tree Arts Center presents An Evening with Dora Stockman, Wednesday, August 17 at 7pm. This theatrical one woman show is free and open to the public. Dora’s story is presented in three acts by Margaret O’RourkeKelly an accomplished teacher and actress and writer. Dr. ORourke-Kelly researched and

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dishist and activist Grace Paley and well-known author Bernard Malamud (The Fixer and The Natural) will be featured at the upcoming “Book Discussion Group,” led by Student Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh. The event is scheduled to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday Aug. 10, in the Temple B’nai Israel Social Hall. “These and other short stories can be found in the Shocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction, formerly Writing Our Way Home,” said Zerwekh. “This collection of fictional short stories highlights the diversity of voices in the next generation of American Jewish writers.” For more information about the Temple book discussion group or other programs, contact Student Rabbi Zerwekh or Temple President Sally Cannon at (231) 347-8740. Temple B’nai Israel is a member of the Union of Reform Judaism and is going on it’s 115th year of continuous service to Petoskey and surrounding areas, including it’s 100th Anniversary in its building in downtown Petos key. AUG. 10 PICNIC IN EJ FRIENDS OF THE BOYNE RIVER will hold their annual BBQ meeting on Wednesday, August 10 at Veteran’s Park pavilion. Social hour begins at 5:00 PM and chicken, ribs and corn will be served at 6:00. New and interested members are especially invited. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. This year we will have a white elephant exchange, For more information call 5822434. Aug. 13 Summer Celebration This event includes a street festival with music, Farmers Market and more from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Charx riders

Brinn Pope and Dave George take a break after cycling at Ride the Charx which began and ended in Boyne City last Saturday. The annual event, sponsored by the Boyne Valley Lions Club, raises funds to support various projects involving sight preservation and restoration, in addition to local youth programs. authored Dora’s biography of dynamic leadership roles in W.C.T.U., Suffrage, the Grange, and public office. Dora’s story will be brought to life through song and scenes that are engaging, witty, and entertaining. Dora Stockman was the first woman elected to public office in Michigan. Her career began in 1914 as she was elected State Grange. Elected to the State Board of Agriculture in 1919 and Michigan legislature in 1938; retiring at age 74. Considered “a remarkable woman”, Dora authored stories, plays and songs, was a wife and mother, teacher and student – being awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1934 by Michigan State College (now University). Margaret O’Rourke-Kelly lives in Canton, MI and is Professor of Communication and Graduate and Professional Studies, Spring Arbor University . “ Initially I encountered Dora Hall-Stockman along her campaign trail in 1983 in East Lansing, Michigan. In preparing my campaign I had heard about a woman who had run in the same district 40 years earlier. I was curious!” remarked O’Rourke-Kelly. “While I lost the election I discovered the long forgotten archival records of this remarkable woman.” O”Rourke-Kelly has continued to research this dynamic leader and the roles that she played in W.C.T.U., Suffrage and the Grange that led to elected public office. “It is my hope to continue to tell her story through presentations and the biography Phenomenal Woman: The Dora Stockman Story” For more infor-

mation, 231-347-4337 or www. The Crooked Tree Arts Center is located in downtown Petoskey. This presentation is supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Aug. 25 Dancin’ in the Street Located along the 300 Block of Lake Street, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 3 Labor Day Car Show This even is located in Veterans Park Sept. 4 Labor Day Drag Races The Boyne City Police Department’s annual drag racing event is held at the Boyne City Airport. Oct. 1

Harvest Festival This event features farmers market, music and more along Water Street in downtown Boyne City. OCT. 26 Fundamentals of Starting a Business This TWO hour orientation session is facilitated by a NLEA/SBTDC Business Consultant. You will be acquainted with the process and the tools needed to help you begin developing your business. Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Place: Ellsworth—Banks Township Hall Cost: $20:00 per business To register, please contact: Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, (231)582-6482

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Music, shopping and more for Boyne ‘Summer Celebration’ Farmer’s Market moving downtown with music and sidewalk sales Aug. 13 For one day only, the Boyne City Farmer’s Market will be held in downtown Boyne City on Saturday, Aug. 13. This opportunity will provide a great venue for Market guests and downtown businesses. The Market will be set up on Water and Lake streets, and will be just one

of many events happening in Boyne City. Chefs Challenge will be hosting a cooking demonstration from 1011 a.m., featuring area Chef Perry Manning, who will be preparing a delicious recipe on site with ingredients found only at the Market. In addition to the Market and Chefs Challenge, there will be live music from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., sidewalk sales from a number of downtown

businesses, and a children’s story hour hosted by the Boyne District Library. At the same time, the Antique Auto Show and Flea Market will be held in Veterans Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14. “We knew when the Farmers Market was moved to Veterans Park from Old City Park there would be an occasional conflict with other events that have long been held

there,” said Boyne City Main Street manager Hugh Conklin. “The Antique Auto Show and Flea Market is one of those events. It is a big and important event for the community and there is not enough room for it and the Market in Veterans Park.” The Farmer’s Market will open at 8 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. The market has up to 70 farm and craft vendors, and is recognized as one of the finest farmer’s markets

in northern Michigan. In addition to the Market there will also be sidewalk sales offered by downtown businesses throughout the day. Music will feature Don Judd and Friends, Dwain Martin, and Reclaim. For more information about the Farmers Market, Sidewalk Sales, or the Antique Auto Show and Flea Market, contact the Boyne Area Chamber at (231) 582-6222.

Nearly 70 runners competed in Boyne Falls Polish Fest’ 5k “The number of runners was down this year, but the competition was still good. We had 70 runners,” said coach Andy Place. “Erica Westbrook was the repeat winner for the women.” Westbrook finished 7th in last year’s MHSAA Division IV State Cross Country Championships as a sophomore for Boyne Falls. The men’s winner Justin Prawdzik runs Cross Country for Lake Orion and raced in the MHSAA Division I State Championship race. “Justin has run this race several times in the past and this was his first win,” Place said. “Matt Sutton of Royal Oak was a close second.” John Brabbs, formerly of Boyne City, finished third. Second overall for the women was Chelsey Poindexter of East Jordan and assistant Cross Country coach at Harbor Springs. Kelli Palm of Chicago was third. Age Group winners, Garrett Fogo and Janelle Roberts, run Cross Country in Boyne City. “This is a great race for the kids running Cross Country at their schools because the season starts on Wednesday Aug. 10,” Place said. “It gives them a little check to see how

their training is progressing before the season.” Following are runners' names and their times: Justin Prawdzik, 17:58 Matt Sutton, 18:16 John Brabbs, 18:46.3 Ryan Sullivan, 18:46.6 Garrett Fogo, 20:01 Bill Bath, 20:45 Patrick Howard, 21:02 Chris Bacon, 21:05 Travis Lange, 21:19 Greg Mills, 21:24 Kyle Singles, 21:28 Erica Westbrook, 21:30 Mike Miller, 21:32 Shane Blystone, 21:41 Tony Amato, 22:06 Matt Fogo, 22:08 Kory Skop, 22:10

Alan McCutcheon, 22:14.1 Keith Kaiser, 22:14.3 Scott Burr, 22:20 Eric Leaman, 22:45 Chelsey Poindexter, 22:59 Kelli Palm, 23:10 Kevin Lange, 23:19 Justin Prawdzik, 17:59 Matt Sutton, 18:17 John Brabbs, 18:46.4 Justin Prawdzik, 17:59 Matt Sutton, 18:17 John Brabbs, 18:46.4 Ryan Sullivan, 18:46.7 Garrett Fogo, 20:02 Bill Bath, 20:46 Patrick Howard, 21:03 Chris Bacon, 21:06 Travis Lange, 21:20 Greg Mills, 21:25 Kyle Singles, 21:29

Andrew Pumford, 27:40 Sean Pumford, 27:41 Kerri Krafft, 28:00 Russel Kittleson, 28:02 Tyler Singles, 28:29 Tyler Boyer, 28:32 Elliot Sitkins, 28:43 Lisa Sitkins, 28:44 Randall Lipps, 29:11 Sue Fogo, 29:37

Rick Helwig, 29:45 Kathi Miller, 30:07 Pam Reynolds, 30:10 Ashley Colburn, 30:29 Michael Hanson, 30:42 Carla Ratajczak, 31:04 Katie Grice, 31:11 Megan Prawdzik, 31:33 Jill Dorken, 32:15 Bridget Spence, 33:05

Family of the Five Lakes Presents the 2011 Boyne City

History Comes Alive • Real Sword Fighting Demonstrations • Living History Demonstrations • Period Games for All Ages • Period-style archery competition • Activities & Demonstrations for the Kids • A Real Viking Long House • Authentic Period Village • Bronze Period to Early Colonial America

ADMISSION IS FREE Veterans Park in Boyne City Saturday, August 20, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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The Norfolk Harvest Festival is a portrayal of interactive living history ranging from the Bronze to Colonial periods.

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Donations of non-perishable food, gently used clothing & money will benefit local charities

Stroll the Streets ily-friendly street festival every Friday night with refreshments and specials offered by local businesses, live music and entertainment including magicians, caricature artists, face painters, balloon twisters and more. For more information on Stroll the Streets, call (231) 582-9009.

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Authentic Music & Dance

• Singer/song writer Michael (Lee) Seiler • Nationally recognized Robin Lee Berry • Ruby Williams • Folk stylings of Gaeyle Gerrie and John Richey • Old World flare and craftsmanship of Dan House • Special guest performance by the Wawel Folk Ensemble, a Traditional Polish Dance Troop, on Saturday

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