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Boyne City


No. 117

Volume 3, Issue 13

• Seek the Truth, Serve the Citizens •


Taste of Broadway

The Boyne City High School Performing Arts class put on their annual Boyne Meets Broadway dinner theater on Friday and Saturday Nov. 18 and 19. See more photos on page 15 and at

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

Charlevoix County officials are working with 16 municipalities to protect local properties from flooding, pollution and erosion caused by storm water runoff. Seeking more stringent controls over storm water runoff, Charlevoix County Drain Commissioner and Soil Erosion Officer Marc Seelye has proposed storm water control ordinance language he hopes will

be adopted in identical form by every city, township and village in the Charlevoix County. “The Charlevoix County Drain Commissioner would administer this ordinance through an inter-local agreement between the local unit of government and the county,” Seelye stated in an Oct. 6 letter to Charlevoix County townships, cities and villages. “This is a change from the past when the Soil Erosion Control Officer administered the county storm water ordinance.” According to Boyne City Planning and Zoning Director Scott McPherson, the city has been proactive in storm water matters for years. “The city doesn’t have a free-standing storm water ordinance, but in the zoning ordinance it does have some storm water requirements for developments,” he said. “The city has its

»storm water , pg. 5

No go on Holiday open houses & Santa Parade $719,000 grant for Park Street Benjamin gohs Associate editor

Boyne City officials had hoped $719,000 in a state grant would help fund major improvements to one local street, but that won’t be happening this year. It has nothing to do with the project’s worthiness, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation simply has no more money to give this grant cycle. “Since our last city commission meeting the MEDC has notified us that they have used up all the money that they were planning on allocating for the downtown improvement grants (DIG) … that we had

»grant, pg. 4

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From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday Nov. 25, the annual Downtown Boyne City Santa Parade and Open Houses will offer post-Thanksgiving crowds some Christmas cheer. Boyne City celebrates the holidays with parade and open house Downtown Boyne City will transform itself into a holiday winter wonderland when it hosts its annual Holiday Open House and Santa Parade on Nov. 25, the Friday after Thanksgiving, from 5 to 9 p.m.

The streets of downtown Boyne City will be filled with the sounds, sights and smells of the Christmas season for the parade and open house. Downtown businesses will be offering great shopping, refreshments and hospitality during the festivities. “We hope to have downtown filled

benjamin gohs associate editor

»moss , pg. 4

photo by chris faulknor

Newly elected Boyne City Commissioners Derek Gaylord (left) and Tom Neidhamer (far right) are pictured on the job during their first city commission meeting. Ron Grunch (second from left) was elected Mayor. By Chris Faulknor & benjamin Gohs The newly elected Boyne City Commissioners took their oath of office during the regular Tuesday


Nov. 15 meeting at Boyne City Hall. Newly elected commissioner Derek Gaylord nominated Ron Grunch for the position of mayor. The motion passed unanimously.

this week

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State of the Community

with residents and visitors enjoying all that Boyne City has to offer for the holiday season,” said Karen Guzniczak, chair of the Main Street promotions committee. “We want to make this a special evening for the community.” The parade will begin at 6 p.m. and all community churches, organizations, schools and businesses are encouraged to participate in the parade. The evening’s special guest will be the Jolly Old Man from the North. Santa is expected to arrive on his sleigh joined by his elves and “live” reindeer. Those participating in the parade will line-up on East Main Street between Park and Lake streets starting at 5:30 p.m. The parade route will follow Lake Street to Water Street and through the heart of downtown. After the parade Santa will meet with all the young children in attendance at the gazebo in Old City Park. Those interested in participating in the parade can call the Boyne Area Chamber at 582-6222.

Iron Works Changes Name

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Commission on aging PAGE 16

Super’ rates Commissioners sworn, mayor elected high on job evaluation The Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education gave its Superintendent Peter Moss high marks on his recent performance evaluation. The evaluaPETER MOSS tion, approved for release at the board’s regular Nov. 14 meeting, shows Moss performing at or above expectations.

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Storm’s a-comin’ INSIDE ••• Every municipality in Charlevoix County urged to pass identical Storm Water Control Ordinance language

PHOTO By chris faulknor

“Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.”

Delbert “Gene” Towne, who won re-election after filling the vacated seat of Dan Adkison earlier this year, was voted in as mayor pro tem. Tom Neidhamer was also sworn in as a new commissioner. Towne ran for his seat unopposed with 299 votes – with five writeins. The two full-term seats were the result of Mayor Chuck Vondra and Commissioner Mike Cummings both choosing not to seek another term. Competing for those seats were Mark G. Dole, Neidhamer, and Gaylord. Neidhamer took the top spot with 275 votes. Gaylord followed behind with 194 votes, leaving Dole with 107 votes. Highlights of Boyne City Manager’s report Before giving his city manager’s

»commission , pg. 4

State & Region PAGE 10

COA Seeks Citizen Input

Thanksgiving Proclamation pg.8

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2  Boyne City GAZETTE Nov. 23, 2011

The Diversity of Ideas

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The state of the Boyne City Gazette

This past week, community leaders gathered around the proverbial campfire and spoke about the state of our community. Some of their stories reflected total prosperity, and some reflected and downs, al‘My Two Cents’ ups though with a strong CHRIS FAULKNOR sense of hope and courage. Today, I will take this opportunity to speak on the state of your newspaper - The Boyne City Gazette. The Gazette is going strong, I am happy to say.

We recently came out with a magazinestyle holiday guide with events and specials through Christmas. Small tweaks to the design are also making vast strides towards an even more visually appealing paper, along with making the information you’re looking for easier to find. We are proud to mention that we are expanding our distribution as well. We welcome Ingall’s Country Store to the fold of new vendors, and are always looking for more. The Boyne City Gazette is available in dozens of vendor locations in Boyne City, along with stores in Boyne Falls, Walloon Lake, East Jordan, Petoskey, Charlevoix, and even Gaylord. With our in-depth county coverage, The

Boyne City Gazette is a useful source of news not only for Boyne City, but Charlevoix County as a whole. The Gazette still features local columnists, local news, and photos of many events in Boyne City. We also strive to keep our advertising prices affordable so that all businesses can afford to get their name out there. To conclude, we are here to help you. We want to keep you informed, and make sure you are “in the know� as to what occurs in your city and county. We thank you for keeping us on your mind as you pick up a paper each week (or even get it in the mail) Please call 582-2799, day or night, if we can ever be of help.

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Words matter because civil discourse is vital

“Words mean things,� as President Obama said. Media continues to ignore the words of Barack Obama, much of which has fueled class ‘Conservative Corner’ warfare in KAREN PETERS America. During his election campaign he told Joe the Plumber Wurzelbacher that we must “spread the wealth around,� openly stating his intention to take money from those who produce jobs and wealth and give it to those who don’t, inspiring the demands of Occupy Wall St., which our President openly supports. He recently said that we must “spread out the sacrifice so that it is fair.� President Obama once stated that he thinks one of the tragedies of the civil rights movement was that there was a “tendency to lose track of the

political and community organizing that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change.� It illustrates why this former community organizer is so supportive of Occupy Wall St., which has recently developed a website called Occupy Revolution. One protestor declared that Occupy is infiltrating our military right now, for “revolution� is impossible without it. President Obama has argued that our Constitution “is a charter of negative liberties which doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on our behalf.� He lamented that “the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and economic justice in this society.� Occupy America groups are certainly echoing that. President Obama is certainly not alone in criticizing the Constitution. The Democrat Governor of North Carolina recently made a serious suggestion to “suspend elections for

Congress for two years.� This anti-Constitutional suggestion bears watching. President Obama truly believes that capitalism is evil and “social justice� through government policy is good. He believes in equality of outcome, not equality of opportunity. This is just who he is. He doesn’t agree with Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman who said, “The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus.� “Capitalism has provided the most wealth to the most people that this world has ever seen.� Perceived hateful words of conservatives are described by our President and the main stream media as words which create violence. Words of Democrats go unmentioned by media and our President, who once asked for “respectful speech which doesn’t inflame hatred.� Leading the way, President Obama then said that the vote against the Recovery Act helped to create “the tea-baggers� – a sexually-deviant term he was happy to use to describe

the Tea Party. President Obama has remained mute while some of his favored Occupy Wall St. members have called for more militancy and violence to promote their radical demands. He continually pits one group of Americans against another, teaching hatred for anyone who does not agree with his agenda. While Representative Maxine Waters said the Tea Party can “Go straight to Hell�, Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee recently said that right-leaning media and blogs should “shut up.� She urged America to forget our “Buy American� motto and instead go with “Buy African-American,� saying that it is not racist, it is affirmative action. Nancy Pelosi asked God to bless the Occupy Wall St. protesters. She also had the audacity to actually speak this lie on the John Daily Show: “Bless their hearts. The Republicans, they do what they believe,� she said. “And they do not believe in social security, Medicare, Medicaid, clean air, clean water, food safety, public

safety, public education.� Words, just words. Speech such as this inspires hatred, class warfare, and anarchy. “Occupy� protesters reflect the outcome of their progressive education. Entitlement trumps responsibility for ones’ actions. For decades many college professors have taught that America is bad, capitalism is evil, striving for the riches that come with excellence and hard work is greedy, socialism is cool, and judging behaviors is unacceptable. Is it any wonder that young people who cannot speak intelligently about their concerns are now focused on entitlement without merit? A newly formed group, Wall St. Fighters, is part of the 53 percent of Americans who pay all income taxes. They are asking for protesters to “Occupy a desk.� It is impossible to solve the problems of America without civil discourse on various methods of solving those problems. conservativecorner-karen.blogspot. com

Anne Thurston-Brandly posits: ‘To each their own’ Learning something you have always believed may not necessarily be true can come as a haunting shock. I learned this ‘Beautiful Boyne’ when visiting my mother ANNE THURSTON-Brandly in 1982, four years after my father died. To this day I recall her exact words. They contradicted what I had been led to believe. Over 300 miles separated us at the time but our letters were frequent. My visit with her was to celebrate her 85th birthday. After blowing out the candles and enjoying cake and ice cream we sat and talked of family and happenings when she suddenly said to me, “Anne, don’t ever believe it when people tell you following the death of your husband time will heal his leaving. It isn’t true. Each passing day I miss your father more and I can’t wait to die to be with him.� Her words were such a contradiction to the woman I knew her to be I am not at all certain how I replied. She was the picture of a content widow living in a pretty little apartment with her car, books, knitting,

TV, loving family, friends and telephone. Yet I knew as I sat with her there was nothing within my power which I could do to alleviate her loneliness for Father. No deed or money would bring her happiness. I talked to my husband about my discovery and together we decided if I was ever to find myself in the realm of widowhood he hoped I would seek another to be with the rest of my life. I was not to accept the loneliness of widowhood unless it was my desire. In the ensuing years life unfolded for me in ways I never anticipated and which carried me down paths I couldn’t have foreseen; yet mother’s words remained with me. I couldn’t believe my brother and I had not perceived her loneliness and done something to help her. Today’s growing numbers of people living far longer than their ancestors is slowly being recognized. A research group recently announced one third of those being born today will live to be one hundred or more. The construction of retirement homes (one is being built in Boyne City) has escalated beyond expectations across the country. They offer an opportunity to live with others and to receive care when it becomes necessary. The cost of residing in one can vary extensively dependent on location, accommodations and services.

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I visited a very large retirement complex in Portland, Oregon a year ago. It was like a small city within itself with shops, services, entertainment, health care and exercise opportunities. The most interesting factor however was it was a cooperative which led to far more reasonable monthly charges than those built speculatively and for profit required. The units were purchased by the inhabitants and the monthly ‘rent’ covered services such as laundry etc. The purchase of a condo-like unit ranged from $30,000 upward to $250,000. No equity is awarded upon death. Grandview, our county facility for the aged is a remarkably beautiful and comfortable home for those who seek companionship and care when they are left alone. This facility is not privately owned and its charges are regulated through Medicare. The daily fee is to be raised to $225 next month. As the death of my husband of sixtyfive years neared I, with the help of my son and daughter sought such a place for me. The more I explored the more the memory of my mother’s words filled my mind. I came to realize that although I am pretty ancient I simply was not ready to give up the life that had been mine for so many years. My decision was to set out to find a replacement and the only road I could find was through

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online ‘dating’. Yesterday, thirty two months after my initial contact in cyberspace I married. Ray and I first met on November 11, 2010 and were engaged just three months later. He decided to celebrate the day of our first date’s anniversary by holding our wedding on the same date in this year. My son-in-law, Reverend Paul Tomlinson of the Presbyterian Church in Cadillac performed a church blessing marriage in the sanctuary. His wife, my daughter Nancy, was our witness. As some members of both of our families are having a problem with my breaking society’s expectations of widows being reclusive the ceremony was private.

Our joy and love in sharing our remaining years together as man and wife is beyond belief, even to us. The Church Blessing Marriage has been developed by the Christian Church to allow the elderly to avoid the legal (and often costly) ramifications imposed by a legal marriage. It also allows each of us to retain our lifetime benefits to share with our own family. In the sight of those of us of faith marriage is not a matter of our government but rather of God. The scriptures Paul referred to in his short message were Genisus2:18 and Mathew5:14-16. Ray and I both feel very blessed for what we have done for ourselves and each other. He is 86 and I am 88.

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COPS & COURTS Boyne City Police Department Weekly Report

Monday, November 7 8:28am Report of fraudulent use of credit card from the 200 block of S Lake St 9:08am Report of vandalism from the 800 block of State St 10:41am Unlock in the 400 block of N Lake St 1:23pm Arrested subject on warrant. 2:47pm Unlock in the 400 block of N Lake St 5:17pm Assist Sheriff Department in locating larceny suspect 5:28pm Lost wallet reported from the 400 block of N Lake St 5:39pm Civil standby near Park and Pine Streets 7:15pm Assist Sheriff Department with disturbance in Boyne Falls Tuesday, November 8 12:27pm Received driving complaint on Wildwood Harbor Rd. Unable to locate vehicle. 9:20pm Vandalism found in the 1000 block of Boyne Av Wednesday, November 9 12:29am Found vandalism to warming hut at Avalanche

10:41am Report of stray dog wandering on Pine St near Park St 2:59pm Report of unattended child in the 300 block of E Division St 11:29pm Report of open door on Front St Thursday, November 10 7:25am Citation issued for expired plate 8:09am 911 hang up from the 900 block of Brockway St 3:54pm Report of 5 year old child being harassed by older children in the 300 block of E Division St. 4:06pm Attempted to assist citizen locked out of residence in the 600 block of Jersey St 10:22pm Report of harassment via Facebook 9:37pm Assist Sheriff Department with accident on Deer Lake Rd 11:22pm Assist Sheriff Department and ambulance on M-75 S Friday, November 11 9:14am Report of abandoned vehicle in the 100 block of S Park St 10:29am Report of abandoned jet

skis on Division St 10:40am Request for emergency message delivery in the 500 block of N Lake St 2:50pm Citation issued for disregard stop sign 3:44pm Report of children being threatened in the 300 block of E Division St 5:35pm Assist probation officer with house check on E Water St 6:18pm Report of disturbance in the 300 block of E Division St 9:42pm Report of suspicious subject in Road in the 1300 block of Boyne Av 10:48pm Report of possible PPO violation in the 400 block of N Lake St. No violation Saturday, November 12 12:15am Assist Sheriff Department with accident on Addis Rd 1:33am Report of suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of S Lake St. Was subject looking for his dog. 10:29am Juvenile complaint received in the 300 block of Silver St 11:33am Report of dog running

at large on Silver St. Located owner. 12:27pm Gasoline drive off from the 1300 block of Boyne Av. Driver located and returned to pay. 3:45pm Larceny complaint received from the 100 block of N park St. Suspect caught. 4:34pm Assist ambulance in the 800 block of E Main St 6:28pm Dispatched deer at State and Hannah Streets 9:21pm Report of open window in the 300 block of E Water St 11:05pm Citation issued for speed. Sunday, November 13 12:05pm Trespass complaint received from the 300 block of E Division St 1:00pm Property damage accident at Boyne City Rd and W Court St 7:38pm Gasoline drive off from the the 1300 block of Boyne Av 10:04pm Report of disturbance in the 300 block of N Park St 10:57pm Arrested 2 subjects for possession of marijuana in the 300 block of E Division St

On Sunday, November 20th, at approximately 3 AM, the Boyne City Police Department was notified by Northern Michigan Hospital of a 21 yr old female in for treatment of a stab wound. Boyne City PD re-

sponded to the hospital and learned this was the result of a domestic dispute between the victim and a 22 year old female in an apartment downtown Boyne City. The 22 year old suspect was taken into

custody for felonious assault and lodged in the Charlevoix County Jail. Petoskey Department of Public Safety assisted at the hospital with contacting the victim. The full story was not released by

press time because the suspect had not yet been arraigned. will be released after the suspect has been arraigned. Look for the story on

Stabbing in Boyne City Letters to the Editor

Contributors Anne Thurston ‘Beautiful Boyne’

Karen Peters ‘Conservative Corner’

Phoebe Gohs ‘Inside Education’

Weather Wednesday November 23 Partly Cloudy 40° Thursday November 24 Partly Cloudy 49°

Happy Birthday Editor: The Marines had a ball Saturday night. Awards were handed out, new officers were presented and sworn in, a Navy Captain spoke, and the traditional birthday cake was ceremoniously cut and served. And following the ceremonies, dancing was available. (Please edit!) Guests, officers and men of the Northern Michigan Maine Corps League, Detachment 290, celebrated the 236th Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. The largest

crowd in our history attended the dinner dance and witnessed traditional activities. Our featured speaker was E. Ted Kretschmar, Captain, U.S. Navy, (ret.) who gave an informative and interesting presentation about the Midwest Marines Foundation, a facility which helps wounded Marines to transition from military to meaningful civilian lives. In a change of command, the following members were sworn in for their duties: Commandant, Mike Griffin, Charlevoix; Senior Vice Commandant,

Ray Fisher, East Jordan; Junior Vice Commandant, Paul Bianchi, Harbor Springs; Paymaster, Bill Bielas, Petoskey; Adjutant, Ken Tough, Charlevoix; Judge Advocate, Jim Linderman, Petoskey, Sergeant-at-Arms, Jim Kuhlman, Petoskey; and Chaplain, Jim Alton, Petoskey. Reading General Lejuene’s first birthday message, was Bill Soellner and greetings from the current Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos, was read by Hord Hardin.

A trio of much coveted awards were presented to: Marine of the Year, Mike Griffin; Associate of the Year, Cecil Byrd; and the Mitch Moran Award to Bill Bielas. Military veterans from all armed services are cordially invited to join the Maine Corps Detachment and actively participate in all its events and activities. For more information, please contact Ken Tough at 437-3306. Glen R. Williams, Information Officer, Marine Corps League Boyne City

Sheriff seeks $200,000 Boyne Falls substation

Friday November 25 Cloudy 49°

Benjamin gohs Associate editor

Saturday November 26 Showers 50°

Looking to service what he deems an under-served area, Charlevoix County Sheriff W. Don Schneider wants a serious upgrade to his substation. Located in downtown Boyne Falls, the current substation is little more than a couple rooms in a shack. “Welcome to the dump,” Schneider said as he gave the Boyne City Gazette a tour of the substation. Not only does the east side of the county see more complaints, but it is the farthest from the Charlevoix County Sheriff Office. In 2010, the sheriff's office answered 10,426 complaints – 6,494 of which occurred on the east side of the county. Nearly 17,863 of Charlevoix County's 26,090 residents live

Sunday November 27 Showers 50° Monday November 28 Sunny 38° Tuesday November 29 Snow Shower 35°

This week’s weather section is proudly sponsored by the Boyne City Rotary Club, which meets at 7 a.m. at Robert’s Restaurant each Monday morning.

on the east side of the county.

Township Complaints Population Bay - 454 - 1,068 Boyne Valley - 1,371 - 845 Chandler - 91 - 230 Evangeline - 386 - 773 Eveline - 1,043 - 1,560 Hudson - 340 - 639 Melrose - 1,108 - 1,388 South Arm - 749 - 1,844 Wilson - 952 - 2,022

“A significant amount of complaints are answered on the east side of the county compared to the west side,” Schneider said. “This (substation) will help us serve citizens better because we can have more equipment available.” One of Schneider's major worries is the lack of storage room for snowmobiles, ATV and lakeready watercraft.

»substation , pg. 16

Services offered by the Boyne City Police Department

In their effort to safeguard the community and its interests, the Boyne City Police Department offers additional programs for residents and business owners at no cost. • Non Sufficient Checks: process, collect, and/or prosecute on behalf of a local business for all NSF checks received. • Residential House Check Program: monitor house & property upon request for residents who will be out of town.

• Business Security Checks: will offer tips after an inspection of perimeter and building for local business owners. • Bank Hold-Up Alarm Training: will train local bank staff on alarm system for robberies. • Retail Fraud Training for Business: will train business owners and staff on retail fraud. Contact the police department at (231) 582-6611 Mondays through Fridays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Word of the Week: Mitigate /MIT-i-geyt/ verb

Definition:1.To lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate 2.To make less severe: to mitigate a punishment. 3.To make (a person, one’s state of mind, disposition, etc.) milder or more gentle; mollify; appease. 4.To become milder; lessen in severity.

The Cops & Courts section of The Boyne City Gazette is sponsored by the Boyne City Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie/Auxiliary #1583.

They are located at 106 River St. in Boyne City. The F.O.E. is a non-profit organization that regularly contributes to Boyne community events such as Stroll the Streets, Northern Michigan Cancer Crusaders, The Boyne Area Free Clinic, and the Food Pantry, as well as participating in the Charlevoix County Adopt-a-Road Program.

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Charlevoix County Sheriff W. Don Schneider stands in front of the Boyne Falls Substation he would like to see replaced with an adequate facility.

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report, Michael Cain Boyne City Manager report said he looks forward to working with the commission. He thanked the previous city commission for their “vision and efforts.” Worker’s compensation $32,000 just under that cost. Received a check refund for just over


$12,000. Insurance through the Michigan Municipal League. An audience member asked about the status of the plan to upgrade the city facilities. Cain told informed her that the commission is looking into the matter and awaiting the findings of soil borings to determine if an addition can be built on the city’s current facility site. Cain said holiday decorations are beginning to go up around town. “You’ll see a pine tree at the west

end of Water Street in place there for the season,” he said. “We’re having a person donate that tree for us from a local farm.” Cain added, “We anticipate all these items will be lit before Thanksgiving and the Santa Parade.” Cemetery fence “Good progress is being made on the cemetery fence extension on Division Street,” Cain said. “Most of the posts for the fence have already been installed.”

“We have set up a revised procedure for contacting and when to From Page 1 contact the board members about situations, especially those that we “Pete is doing an excellent job – may get questioned about and/or He anticipates situations and looks are in the public limelight.” at possible scenarios, good or bad,” Schrader added, “He now resaid Boyne City Public Schools sponds to all board questions in Board of Education President Ken a timely manner, he responds to Schrader. “He allows board mempublic questions in a timely manbers to discuss options and proner, he responds to staff questions vides the answers needed for those in a timely manner.” discussions.” Two of Moss’ biggest He added, “He is conaccomplishments, stantly monitoring Schrader said, have legislative actions and Pete is doing an excellent job. been the passage of apprising the board for BCPS BOARD PRESIDENT the technology bond those actions.” the completion of KEN SCHRADER and Some positive qualities staffing contracts earfrom the highlights of lier this year. the evaluation follow: Moss, who began Excellent and positive relation- they are furnished to Board mem- working for the district in August ships with employee(s) and union bers in a timelier manner.” 2010, said he has enjoyed his new matters According to Schrader, this was job and community. Excellent ability with handling merely a matter of determining “It’s been a great move for me concerns and information from what and when items should be and my wife,” he said. “A couple citizens. brought to the board’s attention things stand out that I’m really Visibility at school and commu- outside of meetings. proud of: the community thought it nity functions “Pete was hesitant about contact- was a good idea when we brought According to the board, an area ing board members outside of our it to their attention in terms of the that was rated as both a strength normal weekly updates,” he said. technology bond and doing some and an area needing improvement was board communication. “He supplies the Board with pertinent information for Board members to perform and carryout their job (and) he is prompt to return phone calls to Board members in a timely manner,” they stated in the evaluation. “An area the board would like to see growth on the part of Mr. Moss is when there are matters which are known or should be known in the general public, that


the new Boyne Holiday events guides. The 16-page magazine sports Christmas stories, holiday memories and a guide to local holiday events from the Community Thanksgiving Day dinner to Christmas Day services. The guides are free and available online at and at numerous businesses throughout Boyne City.

building upgrades at the same time; another major event was the negotiation of the three-year contract with both our teachers’ union as well as the support staff.” Moss added, “I think it was a fair settlement not only for our staff but also for our district – I was extremely impressed with the understanding of our employees that these tough times kind of need some extreme actions and they responded very well.” Moss said the greatest challenge to his school district remains the dichotomy of decreased funding and increased need for services. “The big question is: how can we maintain the great programming and opportunities we offer?” he

said. Moss’ contract continues through this year and next – this was merely an informal midterm performance evaluation.

trating to go through all that work, put the application together, submit that paperwork and then have

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just submitted an application for,” Cain said. “The application we had submitted was for rebuilding south Park Street MICHAEL CAIN from Water Street south to Pine.” He added, “They do not anticipate having funds available for any future DIG projects until sometime next fall.” Cain said the MEDC will continue to rank the applications that they have received. “They will be notifying communities of the results of that process in February,” he said. “We will take that into account as we’re working on our budget.” Cain added, “It was kind of frus-

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Hayrides through downtown will also be available after the parade. The staging area will be at the intersection of Water and Park streets in front of the Parkside Grill and Treats. For more information, contact the Boyne City Main Street office at 582-9009, the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce at 582-6222 or email mainstreet@boynecity. com.

Bob Mathers


top itself, there are repairs below – water and sewer lines – which need to be addressed. “It reprobably the worst

Cool Stuff Cindi Malin, owner of CindiFranco’s Cool Stuff of Boyne City, holds up one of PHOTO BY JOSH SAMPSON

Park Street is street that we have.

MICHAEL CAIN, BOYNE CITY MNGR them flip-flop and say they don’t have any money any more.” Newly-elected Boyne City Commissioner Tom Neidhamer asked if the application remained active. Cain said it will unless the city chooses to pull it. “I don’t see any advantage for us doing that at this point,” Cain said. In a previous Boyne City Gazette story on the matter, Cain said Park Street, “is probably the worst street that we have remaining in the downtown area.” In addition to issues of the street

quires a deep dig similar to what we had on Water and Lake streets previously,” Cain had said. DIG funds may be used only for downtown related infrastructure improvements. City officials have agreed the street is in dire need of attention. Monies will again be available through the DIG funding next autumn.

Up North Party Store “More than just a gas station”

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storm water From Page 1

own storm water treatment system in Sunset Park because they are very mindful of how storm water impacts roads and streets.â€? McPherson added, “I think the townships are thinking about getting it (proposed language) reviewed by an engineer or someone qualified to determine what types of impacts these regulations could have.â€? What is storm water? Generally created by rain or melting snow, storm water runoff happens when water does not seep into the ground and instead flows across the ground and pools in a low spot or finds its way into another water source. Why is storm water a concern? In addition to causing soil erosion, storm water can pick up pollutants from fertilizers, pesticides, automotive fluids which have dripped onto the ground as it moves across the ground. The polluted storm water then often finds its way into nearby streams, rivers and lakes. How will the proposed ordinance help protect against the effects of storm water runoff? Construction and agricultural restrictions help slow storm water runoff and reduce or eliminate flooding and contamination of water sources. “As you develop you add impervious surfaces to the site. And, as you replace those perrvious surfaes with hard surfaces you get storm water runoff – and that all goes somewhere,â€? McPherson said. “If left uncontrolled it causes issues that can have environmental impacts you’d rather avoid.â€? Objectives of the proposed ordinance • Control storm water runoff • Ensure future developments control the volume and rate of runoff originating from the property • Preserve and use natural drainage systems to minimalize the need for constructed enclosed, below-grade storm drain systems • Preserve the natural infiltration and recharge of groundwater that replenishes lakes, streams and wetlands • Ensure runoff control systems are incorporated into site planning at the early stage of planning and design • Minimize the need for costly maintenance and repairs to roads, embankments, ditches, streams, lakes, wetlands and storm water control facilities that result from inadequate storm water control • Reduce long-term expenses and re-

FROM PAGE ONE medial projects which are caused by uncontrolled storm water runoff • Encourage the design and construction of storm water control systems which serve multiple purposes such as water quality protection, wildlife habitat preservation, education, recreation and wetlands protection • Minimalize the impact of development on downstream properties and to preserve the biological and structural integrity of existing watercourses • To allow for off-site storm water control facilities and measures if such proposals meet the requirements of these regulations • To assure that all storm water facilities will be properly designed, constructed and maintained in accordance with a uniform set of standards So far, the proposed language has received support from one of the top water guardians in Northern Michigan. Grenetta Thomassey, Program Director for Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council wrote a Sept. 26, letter in support of the county’s proposed ordinance. “I simply wanted to let you know that Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council enthusiastically supports the passage of the proposed storm water control ordinance and intergovernmental agreement,â€? she stated. “We and others in the state had a strong disagreement with the attorney general’s opinion letter to the drain commissioner of Grand Traverse County back in 2006.â€? According to then Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, a storm water control ordinance may not regulate storm water flooding. “We formally registered our complaints and points of contention. However ‌ we were unable to get the opinion reviewed more closely,â€? she stated. “As a result, the decision stands to this day, and the county is limited in terms of authority to manage storm water.â€? Thomassey said one solution Tip of the Mitt is advocating is to have each municipality in Charlevoix County adopt identical storm water oversight policy language and allow the county to oversee and enforce it. “One of our biggest objections to the AG letter was the burden it placed on townships,â€? Thomassey stated. “Another was the checkerboard effect that could be created, causing more confusion for the regulated community.â€? She added, “This approach addresses both of those concerns – it creates a

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Medium impact is defined as an impairment of natural resource - A diminished state of property or a property right or a natural resource. High impact is defined as destruction of natural resource – To ruin the value, quality or usefulness of a natural resource or property or a property right to the extent it cannot be repaired. • Administrative is a violation of the process or procedures outlined in the Charlevoix County Storm Water Ordinance.

• Ordinary negligence is a lack of ordinary diligence or failure to use ordinary care. • Gross negligence is a conscious, voluntary act or omission in reckless disregard of a legal duty and of the consequences to another party. The county’s proposed storm water control ordinance language is still in the early stages. Look for more updates in the Boyne City Gazette as the matter progresses.

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county-wide program that provides certainty for citizens, and also gives the local entity expertise to help with implementation.â€? According to Thomassey, Charlevoix County’s proposed ordinance has been rated by Tip of the Mitt as “very highâ€? for its perceived effectiveness. Permit Requirements Earth changes which require a permit under the proposed ordinance include all industrial and commercial development regardless of the size or location, with the following exception: A proposal for redevelopment or alteration of an existing commercial or industrial site with a maximum total increase of 10 percent of the impervious surface in existence as of May 1 2010, or 4,356 square feet, whichever is less shall not be required to meet the design standards of the proposed ordinance. Those Required • All subdivision developments • All site condominium developments • Mobile home parks, manufactured housing and campgrounds • Public and private roads with access to five or more parcels or more than 500 feet in length and or 10 percent grade or greater • A private driveway that is at a 10 percent grade or greater sloping toward the intersecting road. Penalties for violations of the proposed ordinance are as follows: Administrative Low impact - $500 Medium impact - $2,500 High impact - $8,000 Ordinary negligence Low impact - $2,500 Medium impact $5,000 High impact - $15,000 Gross negligence Low impact $8,000 Medium impact - $10,500 High impact $25,000 Low impact is defined as no impairment – Conduct that does not impair or diminish property value or rights of others or surrounding natural resources

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Public Notices • Public Notices • Public Notices • Public Notices • Public Notices CITY OF BOYNE CITY CITY COMMISSION minute synopsis

October 25, 2011 Regular Meeting – Approved the October 4, 2011 regular City Commission meeting minutes; approved Compensation Commission’s recommendation as provided by City Ordinance A-78 to keep Commissioner’s compensation at current levels; approved to authorize the City Manager

to execute the grant agreement with Great Lakes Energy for a grant in the amount of $1,000 for the Boyne Riverwalk Project; authorized staff to proceed with obtaining soil boring services and proceed with the effective bidder, cost and timeliness qualifications considered for an amount not to exceed $3,000; authorized staff to schedule a public hearing on facilities topic to take place at the first possible opportunity after positive soil boring results are obtained; approved request of City Manager to go into closed session with our

attorney regarding pending litigation provided in MCL 15.268 (e) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act (PA 267 of 1976) Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer


November 1, 2011 Regular Meeting – approved October 25, 2011

regular City Commission meeting minutes; approved award of tree trimming and removal services to Al & Jim’s Tree Service in the amount of $21,315; Ken Talsma of Anderson, Tackman & Company, PLC presented the FYE April 30, 2011 Financial Statement; approved request of City Manager to go into closed session to consider a periodic personnel evaluation of a public officer as provided in MCL 15.268 (a) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act (PA 267 of 1976); approved the City Manager’s annual salary at $87,464 back to April,

2011 and authorize the Mayor to sign the agreement The next regular City Commission meeting is scheduled for November 29, 2011 at noon. Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer


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Weekly Horoscope by ARIES - Recognition or support from your superiors or others who are in a position to assist you is likely now, especially if you take some initiative. A fast pace, with many letters, phone calls, errands, meetings, or discussions, is on the agenda. You may feel mentally restless, impatient, and overly eager to get your own ideas across. Also, a situation may arise which requires you to say what is on your mind, to make a decision, or to clearly voice your personal opinion on some issue. TAURUS - You are more sympathetic and understanding of others now. You are willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, and you are not as pushy as usual. Even if you are normally very understanding and tolerant of other people’s foibles, you are able to reach a better rapport with others and be less resistant and defensive when others disagree with you or act in ways that are not agreeable with you. This is an excellent time to openly talk with anyone that you do not feel comfortable with and do not have a good rapport with. You can break down barriers with others now. GEMINI - Your imagination is vivid and you are able to find picturesque words and images to convey your thoughts.This is an excellent time for creative writing. It is also a good time for receiving counseling or consultation for issues of personal concern. This is also a good time for any work of an artistic kind because your imagination and sensitivity are high. Philosophical, spiritual, psychic, and religious topics also appeal to you now, and you can become much clearer about philosophical issues and matters of a very broad, encompassing nature now. CANCER - This is a time when it is difficult to stay within a budget or on a diet, as your tendency is to splurge on beautiful things and to enjoy yourself as much as possible. You want comfort and ease and have luxurious tastes. Quality is especially important to you right now. Also, you want to share whatever good fortune you have. You need company and happy fellowship. It’s a good time for a party, as long as you don’t overdo it. Opportunities for friendship, pleasant associations, and enjoyable social interactions occur now. Personal relationships are harmonious and rewarding. Also, financial transactions go smoothly for you and material benefits are possible at this time. LEO - Your thoughts turn to love and this is a favorable time to bring out any concerns you have in your personal relationships. Agreements and cooperation can be achieved easily now. You readily discuss your personal needs and desires. Also, you are more aware of beauty and may want to rearrange your decor or buy something to beautify your surroundings. VIRGO - Conversations and sharing plans and ideas with others are very fruitful now. You understand what others are telling you, and you make yourself clearly understood also. This is a favorable time for getting your message across to others via writing, speaking, or advertising. Doors open and new opportunities for personal and professional growth present themselves. Any initiative or action

you feel inclined to take at this time is likely to lead to a positive outcome for you. Partnerships or joining with others for mutual benefit is favored. Your energy level is high; this is a good time for athletics, especially team sports. LIBRA - You are likely to distance yourself from others now, feeling the need to withdraw and reflect. Your thoughts are inclined to be heavy, critical, and pessimistic at this time, so it would be good to realize that you are only seeing part of the picture and perhaps seek the advice of an older, experienced person who has passed through some of the challenges you face. This can also be a time of leaving, separating from friends, and choosing a new way. SCORPIO - You will need to let old and outworn beliefs and commitments that no longer serve a purpose die away, and you will need to persevere with the things that you want to continue. If you are willing to do this, the changes that occur now will be very beneficial to you, and you will later look back at this time as one that forced you to trim the fat from your life and make changes that enabled you to mature and grow in ways that you cannot foresee at this time. SAGITTARIUS - Your concentration is excellent now and you are serious about your work.You want to focus on real accomplishment and avoid frivolity and distractions. You may fruitfully tackle difficult, disagreeable tasks or work that usually frustrates you, for your patience and ability to do painstaking work is brought out now. Self-control and self-discipline are required of you at this time but, fortunately, they yield positive results in the long run. Confidence and inner harmony prevail. You can move forward with creative projects and express yourself more easily and comfortably now. Your efforts are well received at this time. CAPRICORN - Physical thrills and excitement have a strong appeal for you now, and you want to do something new and out of the ordinary. You also have a lot of energy and quick reflexes. A vigorous game of racquetball or tennis or some other fast-moving competitive sport would be a good outlet for you now. Acting on your spontaneous impulses and following through on some of your more unusual or“crazy”desires will yield surprises, mostly positive. AQUARIUS - Emotional well-being and contentment characterize this time period. You feel quite relaxed and carefree, and this would be a splendid time for a vacation. Laziness, self-indulgence, and expecting everything to work out well with no effort on your part are negative possibilities now. You feel very lucky and you are likely to be lax or extravagant with your money. Material benefits are, indeed, likely at this time, but beware of being overly generous or depending too much on Lady Luck. PISCES - What occurs now makes you more aware of what you need, feel, and want in your relationships. If you are unhappy in your personal life, this is brought out now, and you’ll need to face what is causing your dissatisfaction. Differences in personal style, tastes, and ways of expressing affection may emerge. You also feel amorous and loving and, if your personal life is going well, this is a time to really enjoy and appreciate it.

Boyne Falls Public Schools

Student of the Week Name: Erica Westbrook 11th grade Parents: Joe and Lisa Westbrook Future plans: Go to college Favorite Book: Beautiful Creatures Hobbies and Interests: Running, singing, babysitting School Activities: Cross

Country and Track Staff Comment: Erica has a lot of determination and an excellent work ethic both in school and in her extracurricular activities. She medaled at the Girl’s Cross Country State Finals this fall. We are very proud of Erica!

Boyne City Public Schools

Student of the Week

NAME: Katelyn Skornia PARENTS’ NAMES: Dave and Lynn

Skornia GRADE: 9th HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Art, Piano, Horseback Riding, 4-H Market Livestock Program (steers & pigs), Sailing SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Student Council, Pride Team, Jazz Band, Band, Drama, Cross Country FUTURE PLANS/GOALS: “To travel through Europe and eat as much as I can!” STAFF COMMENTS: “Katelyn is an excellent student! She is meticulous in her work and thor-

ough in questioning so her understanding of Algebra is very complete.” (Mrs. Clausen, Algebra Teacher) “Katelyn is the real deal. Smart, hard-working, and funny. What a combination!” (Mr. Bryant, Physical Science Teacher) “Katelyn has been a great Pride Team member. She always has lots of great ideas and enthusiasm.” (Mrs. Place, Media Center Specialist) “Katelyn is making a great impact at BCHS. She is involved in many school activities and always gives her best.” (Mr. Ivie, Band Teacher)

Char-Em United Way Volunteer Connections

Weekly Spotlight: Volunteers needed for the 6th Annual Alternative Gift Fair on December 3, 2012 at the Petoskey United Methodist Church. All proceeds will benefit participating organizations. Shoppers select which organizations to support with a donation made in someone’s honor.

Shoppers will receive gift card describing their gifts. Help local nonprofits provide critical support to those in need in our community. To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go to the Char-Em United Way website: volunteerconnections or call 231-487-1006.

Your weekly crossword puzzle is sponsored by the Boyne Valley Lions Club. The Lions believe in serving the local community, can can often be seen working at football games, cleaning a stretch of M-75, and donating to many causes locally. The Lions also have a large-scale mission to be the “Knights for the Blind.” The Boyne Valley Lions Club meets at noon in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library every Wednesday. For information about the Lions, please call Lion Nels Northup at (231) 549-5647.

Crossword Puzzle Solution on page 14

Across: 1.Wave top 6.Frequently, in verse 9.Swiss mountain 12.River embankment 13.Average mark 14.Hawaiian garland 15.Ease up 16.Emotional stress 18.Siesta 19.Undue speed 20.Atlantic or Indian 23.The Devil 27.Took into custody 30.Three musicians 31.Not fine 32.Purpose 34.Shopping bag 35.Deserted 37.Blur 39.Land measures 40.Endures 42.Pedro’s “one”

45.Board member 48.Chef’s smock 50.Addition total 51.Always, poetically 52.Subject 53.Energy 54.Parched 55.Helpers Down: 1.Scottish group 2.Singer ________ McEntire 3.Turn into gas 4.Established 5.Summer shirt 6.Gasoline rating 7.Charges 8.Portable shelters 9._______ Baba 10.Author _______ Tolstoy 11.Fasten 17.Seahawks’ hometown 19.Detested 21.Breakfast foods

22.Road curve 24.Prized 25.Isn’t, incorrectly 26.Brief message 27.drama divisions 28.Space 29.Phonograph records 33.Neither’s companion 36.Diner 38.Graded 41.Prophet 43.Alaskan city 44.Singles 45.Chef’s unit (abbr.) 46.Regret 47.Strike caller 48._________ loss for words (2 wds.) 49.Greek letter

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BOYNE AREA COMMUNITY Thanksgiving artists Ms. Hines' preschool and kindergarten class at Boyne Falls Public School said they have a lot to be thankful for this year. The kids look forward to spending time with their families more than anything else. Here they are pictured painting turkeys in anticipation of the holiday. courtesy photo

Boyne’s ‘Lights of Love’ needs help to help local Hospice Boyne artist Lights of Love Raises Money for Hospice of Northwest Michigan Boyne City- “Lights of Love” returns for the 2011 holiday season. Tis the season for giving and the Boyne City Eta Nu Women’s Charities will once again offer the opportunity to make a difference by hosting the annual “Lights of Love” Christmas Tree Lighting in Boyne City. Participants are invited to purchase a light or a heart in honor or memory of a person or group, with all proceeds going to support hospice patient care through

the Hospice of Northwest Michigan. Lights range in price from $5 to $25. A “heart of love” ornament can be purchased for $35, and the name you request will be inscribed on the heart which will be placed on the tree for the ceremony then sent to the donor after the holidays. Festivities will begin, at the Boyne River Inn, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday Dec. 7. Following caroling and the tree lighting ceremony a dinner will be served at a cost of $14.50. Space is limited so reserve early.

Orders for lights or hearts must include the name, address, and phone number of the donor, and whether the order is in honor or in memory of a person. For additional information contact Mary Whitlock at 231 582 9798 or JoAnne Ziegler at 810 659 5549. Make checks (for lights, hearts and dinner), payable to Eta Nu Charities and mail to P.O. Box 133, Boyne City, Mi. 49712. Donation forms are available at Boyne Area Chamber, Boyne Senior Center and various other local merchants.

Get well, Michael

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There was a benefit event for local musician Michael Lee Seiler on Sunday Nov. 20, in downtown Boyne City. Money was raised to help Seiler, who recently suffered a stroke. Pictured are above are Deb Buckner, Michael Lee Seiler and Dan House. At left, on the banjo, is Kelly Shively.

Artists are invited to come join us for Life Drawing sessions e v e r y We d n e s day evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jerry Douglas Studio & G a l l e r y, 4184 Main St. in Bay Harbor. A nude model is provided and the drop in fee is $10 for each session. Artists should bring there own drawing materials and supplies.  Live figure drawing is the best exercise for developing an artist’s observation skills.  For more information contact Jerry at (231) 330-6723 or Jerry@   The gallery is looking for additional nude models for Life Drawing sessions. The two hour sessions take place every Wednesday evening from 7pm to 9pm and pay $50. Please call Jerry at (231) 3306723 for more information.

NMRHS Foundation launches guardian angel program to honor employees can be designated to support a specific area or project, or to the area of greatest need. “This program is a way of recognizing Health System employees, not only for the care they provide, but also for going above and beyond to support both patients and families during what could be a very difficult time,” said Julie Jarema, Senior Director of Development for the Northern Michigan Regional Health System Foundation. Calvin W. Penfold, a paramedic with Northern Michigan Regional Hospital, was named the first “Guardian Angel” on Friday, November 11, 2011. Penfold was honored by the fami-

ly members of a patient who were impressed by his compassion and the amazing level of support he provided to the family. “We are thrilled to name Cal our first Guardian Angel for the difference he made in the care provided to this family. Cal truly exemplifies our dedication to our mission of providing healthcare as we would our own family,” said Reezie DeVet, President & CEO of Northern Michigan Regional Health System. If you would more information about the Guardian Angel Program at Northern Michigan Regional Health System Foundation, please visit nmh-foundation. org or call (231) 487-3500.

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Reezie DeVet, President & CEO of Northern Michigan Regional Health System is pictured with Calvin W. Penfold, EMT-P and (at right) Julie Jarema, Senior Director of Development, Northern Michigan Regional Health System Foundation Northern Michigan Regional Health System has launched a new program to allow grateful patients and family members the opportunity to support Northern Michigan Regional Health System and pay tribute to staff who have made a difference. Many patients take the time to send a note, but many would like to do more for the Health System but don’t know how. The Guardian Angel Program

provides an opportunity for patients and their families to honor

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Carl VanDomelen was out bright and early doing some shopping for Boyne City’s Earlier Than The Bird event on Saturday Nov. 19. Directly above are 16-year-old Ann Durbin and her 14-year-old sister Margaret shopping at Freshwater Studio. Next to the Durbin girls is Freshwater Studio owner Robin Lee Berry showing the Tschudy mug she wants for Christmas. Out in their pajamas for the event (at right) are Amanda Loper and her 2-and-a-half-yearold daughter Elleana. The duo came to Boyne City for a little “earlier� holiday shopping. At lower left are Debbie and Tom Urban sporting the red mug they received from the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce for showing up in their PJs. Pictured, with the wine bottle, is Krsitine Brehm of Boyne Country Provisions and the Wine Emporium. Directly below is Allison Wright with her dog Quila an Australian shepherd. Jim Baumann shows off this year’s Earlier Than The Bird swag at the Boyne Chamber of Commerce office.

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The first Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained,

the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart

and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand

Mark D. Kowalske

Your Rock & Roll Realtor SCHMIDT REALTORSŽ A couple of years ago my brother Lon, my sister Diane and myself started a band to play Stroll The Streets down at my real estate office in Boyne City which was Century21 and most recently merging with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors. Most of what we played was country, blue grass and John Denver. My wife Jody, who worked with me in the real-estate business as “The Dynamic Duo “wanted me to learn something a little more jazzy like some rock and roll. One of her favorite was Old Time Rock and Roll by Bob Segar. At the time I was not too opened minded on changing my style of music and did not learn to play that song until recently. At one of the Stroll The Streets we played Old Time Rock and Roll for the first time. I could see one of my clients who was watching starting to smile. The next day I had an appointment to show her and her family property. As she introduced me she introduced me as her Rock and Roll Realtor. Recently Jody passed away. Today in memory of Jody I have decided to learn more rock and roll songs. From here on in if you hear the phrase YOUR ROCK AND ROLL REALTOR you will know where it came from.

MARK D. KOWALSKE, GRI Associate Broker for Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors

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Editor’s note: Though generally attributed to President Abraham Lincoln, the first call for a nationwide Thanksgiving was written by Lincoln’s Secretary of State William Seward in 1863. In light of current economic and social turmoil Americans now face, the Boyne City Gazette reprints Seward’s uplifting prose as a reminder that this nation has endured , and will continue to endure, numerous challenges only to emerge stronger for the experience.

eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln William H. Seward, Secy of State

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Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Peter Moss chats with newly-elected Boyne City Mayor Ron Grunch before addressing the crowd during the annual state of the community presentation on Friday Nov. 18.

Highlights from State of Community BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR

grades. “The maintenance department has gone ahead and procured roughly If one theme permeated the Boyne $175,000 worth of grants,� ChrisState of the Community luncheon tensen said. last Friday Nov. 18, it was relentless Christensen said the county’s natural positivity. gas bill has gone down from over Several community leaders reported $2,000 a month to only $169 last their observations on where Boyne month. City stands in terms of education, “Now they’re going to move on to business, economic development the sheriff’s (office) to gain some efand more. ficiencies there,� he said. “We have an exciting downtown Christensen said the county’s recy—we have a vibrant downtown,� cling program is also using its funds said DDA/Main Street Executive Diwisely to purchase used equipment rector Hugh Conklin. at much lower cost to the county taxConklin showed pictures of Boyne’s in attendance at Sommerset Pointe to payers. numerous downtown events and said support the new ice rink which will The county’s phone system is also the core fabric of the community is be installed behind the Boyne Area moving from a $3,500 per month the sheer number of people working Chamber of Commerce building. cost to a $1,600 per month cost. toward the same goal. Charlevoix County Commissioner The third speaker of the day was Highlights this year included a Chris Christensen next spoke. Boyne City Public Schools Superin$30,000 facade improvement grant “Following in the footsteps of lead- tendent Peter Moss who said, despite for two downtown businesses, a grant ers of Boyne City we were able to cut repeated hits to education funding by the city is using to apply for the Na- the taxes of the county this year,� he the state government, that his school tional Historical Register of Historic said. “And, we have the ability to po- district is serving its students well. Places, numerous openings and ex- tentially cut taxes again (next year).� Through staff concessions and carepansions of businesses in Boyne City Christensen said another, unnamed, ful budgeting, the schools were able and volunteer efforts like the Boyne company may invest $7 million and to overcome a more than $600,000 Valley Garden Club, who help keep create 25 jobs in the county soon. deficit earlier this year. And, while the city looking beautiful. He said the county is working to cut many districts statewide are experiConklin also urged the more than 100 costs and save money on energy up- encing decreased enrollment, Boyne City Public Schools saw a 36-student bump with an additional eight students since the beginning of the year. Boyne City Manager Michael Cain also spoke during the luncheon. Cain said he was very pleased to report that Boyne City is moving in the right direction. Cain cited the business boom in the last year wherein Precision Edge surgical tool manufacturer, Brook Development senior housing complex, Northwestern Bank and Bay Winds Federal Credit Union have opened or plan to open up shop in Boyne City. “By working and planning for our future, together we can build a better photo by chris faulknor Boyne,� Cain said. A mix of business owners, governmental officials and citizens from the To hear the recording of full the meetregion attended the Boyne State of the Community Luncheon. ing go to

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‘Progressive Women’ meet The next meeting of the Progressive Women of Charlevoix County (PWCC) will be Tuesday Nov. 29, in at the Boyne City Public Library in Boyne City. Members may arrive at 12:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 1 p.m. The program is open to anyone interested in progressive issues, PWCC members, their friends and family, male or female. RSVP by Nov. 28, by emailing or call (231) 582-0416. The speaker will be Dr. Grenetta Thomassey of the

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Care and safety focus of technology initiative November 14, 2011 – Northern Michigan Regional Hospital is leading the region in technological advancements with a recent enhancement to the Electronic Medical Record system – the implementation of computerized order entry. Orders, or instructions for the treatment of patients, have traditionally

been communicated verbally and later transcribed, or hand-written. With Computerized Provider Order Management (CPOM), which launched on November 13, 2011, provider orders are now entered electronically rather than written on paper. “Northern Michigan Regional Hospital is among a very small

and elite group of hospitals across the country to achieve this level of technology,� said Guy Golembiewski, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer. “Our patients, who are at the center of all we do, will benefit greatly from this initiative which will provide a secure and efficient way to share information with their other caregivers.�

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10  Boyne City GAZETTE Nov. 23, 2011

STATE & REGION NEWS NEWS East Jordan Iron Works now just ‘EJ’ BRIEFS Recently pased MI Senate Bills • Senate Resolution 95, Declare New national health insurance mandate a violation of the Constitution and urge repeal: Passed 20 to 17 in the Senate To declare that the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act “violates the U.S. Constitution, including the Ninth and Tenth Amendments and the constitutional principles of federalism and dual sovereignty on which this nation was founded,â€? and urge its repeal or invalidation. Note: Republicans who voted for a state PPACA “exchangeâ€? all voted for this resolution, which has no force of law, and those who opposed the “exchangeâ€? bill voted against this gesture. Sen. Howard Walker voted yes • House Bill 4293, Repeal fireworks ban: Passed 33 to 1 in the Senate To establish a comprehensive regulatory regime for allowing the sale of currently illegal “consumer fireworksâ€? including firecrackers, bottle rockets, aerial spinners, Roman candles, etc. (but not M-80s, cherry bombs, etc.). The bill proposes a $1,000 permit fee for sellers, $600 for temporary location “tentâ€? sellers, and a mandate that sellers carry a $10 million insurance policy. It would impose a 6 percent tax (“fireworks safety feeâ€?) in addition to the usual 6 percent sales tax. Local governments could prohibit using fireworks, but could not ban sales. Sen. Howard Walker voted yes • House Bill 4573, Limit state regulation promulgation authority: Passed 27 to 9 in the Senate To establish specific procedures state agencies must follow before promulgating to administrative law regulations, among other things requiring a formal “decision record,â€? and a process for affirming that an appropriate and necessary policy and legal basis exists for a rule. • Sen. Howard Walker voted yes House Bill 4326, Ban state regulations more stringent than federal standards: Passed 25 to 11 in the Senate To prohibit a state department or agency from promulgating rules more stringent than required by applicable federal standards. Sen. Howard Walker voted yes • Senate Bill 637, Require school Pledge of Allegiance recitation: Passed 31 to 5 in the Senate To require students in public schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day. However, the bill would prohibit compelling a student to recite the pledge if parents or the student complains, and would require schools to ensure that a student who doesn’t say the pledge is not bullied for it. It would also requires flags in each classroom and over each school building. Sen. Howard Walker voted yes • House Bill 4445, Whitmer amendment to spend extra tax revenue on public schools: Failed 14 to 22 in the Senate To spend all the extra money the state received from higher than expected tax revenues during the end of the last fiscal year on public schools (rather than any for any other spending items, potential tax cuts or a “rainy day fundâ€? deposit). The extra money would be allocated on a per-student basis. Sen. Howard Walker voted no • Senate Bill 166, Repeal some but not all “bad driver taxâ€? penalties: Passed 107 to 0 in the House To repeal some but not all of the “driver responsibility feesâ€? (“bad driver taxâ€?) imposed for various violations. Repealed are penalties for driving with an expired license, and failing to have insurance or proof of insurance. These very expensive fees were originally

East Jordan Iron Works, Inc., East Jordan, Michigan, USA, and its affiliated companies including Norinco in France, Cavanagh in Ireland, McCoy in Canada, and HaveStock in Australia, are pleased to announce that beginning Jan. 6, 2012, they will all do business using the same name and brand EJ. EJ has multiple sales, distribution, and manufacturing facilities located in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia; providing access solu-

tions to the world’s infrastructure systems. Products include cast manhole covers and frames, gratings, fabricated metal products, and fire hydrants and gate valves. The company has transformed into the global leader in product development, sales and marketing, as well as manufacturing and distribution of infrastructure access solutions. They have grown over the years by investing in their employees, modernizing existing facilities, and building and acquiring additional sales offices and manufacturing facilities around the world. The Malpass Family, from East Jordan, Michigan, USA, owns and operates the company, as it has since 1883.

One global name and brand will unify the company and support its vision to be the global leader in infrastructure access solutions. This action will leverage all company resources to improve internal operations, as well as provide superior product offerings and services to its valued customers. The core strength of EJ is employees using their expertise and knowledge while working together to achieve results that meet and exceed customer needs and expectations. For more information on the company, please go to For further information regarding this press release, contact: Tami Vincent, Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, at (231) 536-2261.

Bribery, racketeering charges on former fire chief LANSING Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced the Attorney General's Public Integrity Unit has charged a bill schuette former Pontiac Fire Chief for allegedly accepting bribes from a Pontiac bar owner in exchange for ignoring code violations. The charges result from an FBI investigation that began in August 2009 after the owner of Little David's Island Bar in Pontiac lodged a complaint with the FBI stating Hawkins had solicited the bribe in exchange for allowing the

bar to remain open, despite existing violations that may have required its closure. "Public safety officials who accept bribes and ignore their duty to protect the public are doubly dangerous," said Schuette. "To restore public integrity and protect public safety, this dangerous corruption must come to an end. We will hold corrupt officials accountable, wherever they are found." It is alleged that Jeffrey Hawkins, 46, of Pontiac, solicited and accepted a $1,000 bribe in exchange for not citing Little David's Island Bar for building fire code violations and other city code violations that existed at the time. Hawkins allegedly accepted one $500 cash payment from the bar owner in August 2009, and later accepted an additional $500

cash payment from an undercover FBI investigator in April 2010. Arrangements are being made for Hawkins to turn himself in to authorities for arraignment in 50th District Court in Pontiac. The following charges against him were filed on November 14, 2011: Two counts of Accepting a Bribe as a Public Officer, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine, plus disqualification from public office for life; and One count of Conducting Criminal Enterprises (Racketeering), a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine, plus disqualification from public office for life. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Grant to Petoskey free clinic will expand services

Petoskey – The Community Free Clinic in Petoskey recently received a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to support the healthcare needs of the underand uninsured residents of Emmet County. The Community Free Clinic provides healthcare to low-income residents who have no other access to medical services. The Clinic is staffed by volunteer professionals who generously donate their time

and expertise to care for others. In addition to medications, services provided include diagnostic testing, referrals, education, emergent dental care, and more, all delivered with compassion and respect. “With the Michigan unemployment rate at 11 percent, many residents are going without health insurance. For many of these individuals, free clinics are a lifeline because they are able to seek necessary medical care instead of forgoing care or taking an expensive trip to the emergency room,� said Niki, Kenny, RN, Community Free Clinic Director. “We are truly grateful to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for providing us with this funding which is critical to helping the uninsured get the medical care they need in these desperate

financial times.� Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has provided approximately $7 million in grants since 2005 to help free clinics with daily operations and to enhance the services they provide. “Free clinics play a vital role in Michigan’s healthcare system because they serve as a safety net for the uninsured and provide quality healthcare to people who need it the most,� said Lynda Rossi, Blue Cross Blue Shield vice president of Social Mission, Public Affairs and Office of the President. “These clinics also help reduce the need for expensive emergency room care and often provide patients with valuable health education and chronic disease management.�

Free 50 pounds of paper shredding at Crossroads portunities for people with disabilities since 1972. Crossroads does this through a number of projects including a bulk mailing department, Seams Like New (an upscale consignment shop and coffee bar in Downtown Gaylord), and a supported employment program. Three years ago the secure shredding department was added as another venue to create jobs and it has been growing ever since. Crossroads Secure Shred is dedicated to providing confidential docuGAYLORD – Crossroads Industries, Inc. in Gaylord is offering a special promotion during the week after Thanksgiving. When individuals and businesses drop off their confidential documents to be shredded between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. (Nov. 28 – Dec. 2), Crossroads will shred the first 50 pounds free of charge. In addition, customers who call to set up an appointment beforehand can watch their documents be shredded by Crossroads’ industrial shredder. Crossroads Industries, Inc. is a nonprofit in Gaylord, Michigan that has been creating employment op-

ment destruction to its customers. A number of security measures are taken to ensure that all information stays confidential. Paper is shredded, baled, and recycled which ensures that the material will never be recovered. Crossroads’ secure facility is located at 2464 Silver Fox Trail, Gaylord, MI 49735. For more information about Crossroads Secure Shred’s special post-Thanksgiving promotion go to or call (989) 732-1233.

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Recent bills Continued adopted in 2003 to avoid spending cuts in that year’s and subsequent state government budgets. Rep. Greg MacMaster voted yes • Senate Bill 275, Establish new limits on government permit delays: Passed 66 to 41 in the House To limit the power of a state department to delay a required permit by claiming the application is not “administratively complete.â€? • House Bill 4326, Ban state regulations more stringent than federal standards: Passed 59 to 48 in the House To prohibit a state department or agency from promulgating rules more stringent than required by applicable federal standards. Rep. Greg MacMaster voted yes • House Bill 4163, Require school bullying policies: Passed 88 to 18 in the House on November 10, 2011 To require schools to adopt a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying, but not one enumerating specific characteristics, including gender, race and sexual orientation. The House version does not include the exemption added by the Senate to its bullying bill, • Senate Bill 137, for “a statement of a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction.â€? Rep. Greg MacMaster voted ys Courtesy

State & Local Representatives State 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 Carl Levin, Democrat 269 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 Northern Michigan office: 107 Cass St., Suite E Traverse City, MI 49684-2602 (231) 947-9569 U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Democrat Northern Michigan Office 3335 S. Airport Road West, Suite 6B Traverse City, MI 49684 (231) 929-1031 105th Dist. MI House of Rep. Greg MacMaster, Republican Anderson House Office: Bldg. S-1389 House Office Building P.O. Box 30014 Lansing, MI 48909 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 (517) 373-2413

Charlevoix County Board

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Schedules of Faith & Fellowship Ej Community Church On Tuesday, Nov. 22, the Food Pantry at the Walloon Campus will be open from 5:00 to 6:15 PM. The Adult Community Small Groups will start at 7 PM at the East Jordan Campus. The study is “The Invisible War” led by Jack Libby. There will be no child care or children programs. On Wednesday, Nov. 23, there will be no meal or classes at the Walloon Campus. On Thursday, November 23, Celebrate Recovery will meet at the Walloon Campus at 7 PM. This is a Christcentered recovery program. For more information, please call the Walloon Lake Community Church office at 535-2288. Church of the Nativity Please call 582-5045 for more information. Nativity is located at 209 Main St., Boyne City. Please call 582-5045 for more information.

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ReTHINK volunteering roundtable planned Char-Em United Way is inviting any local organizations who use volunteers to a roundtable discussion at the Demmer Wellness Pavilion in Petoskey on November 29th from 11:30am to 1:30 pm. The roundtable will feature dialog on the optimum methods to recruit, utilize and recognize volunteers. Benjamin Crockett, AmeriCorps VISTA, will present information on recent trends in volunteer man-

agement. Cacia Lesh and Cindy Mom of the Little Traverse Conservancy will provide stories of successful volunteer use. Sue Ann Bouwense of RSVP will discuss the best ways to recognize and reward volunteers. An open discussion will follow. If your agency would like to participate, contact United Way at (231) 487-1006 or

Marine Corps ‘Toys for Tots’ taking donations

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 231582-9776. Presbyterian The congregation of First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City invites you to share worship with them at 10 a.m. followed by coffee and conversation. Julie Dowty, will be preaching on Nov. 27. Infant nursery/comfort room, toddler nursery, and children’s Sunday School provided. First Sundays include communion (every month) and potluck (during the school year). For more information call (231) 582-7983. Walloon Lake Church On Tuesday, Nov. 22, the Ladies Bible Study will begin at 9:15 AM in the Discipleship House. The Food Pantry will be open from 5 to 6:15 PM. On Wednesday, November 23, there will not be a family meal and classes. On Thursday, Nov. 24, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM in the multi-purpose room. On Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25, the church office will be closed. On Saturday, Nov. 26, there will be a Turkey Bowl from 2-4 PM behind the church. 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. For more information Genesis Church Boyne Genesis Church meets in the Boyne Elementary school cafeteria every Sunday from 11am-noon. The have a quality staffed nursery along with Kids Clubhouse ministry for ages 4-4th grade. There is coffee and breakfast treats followed by modern song worship and a practical “talk” that relates the Bible to our everyday life. The core values of Genesis Church are Jesus and his Word, sincere relationships, and serving others. You can check out Genesis Church at genesiswired. com. BV Catholic Community Boyne Valley Catholic Community-St. Matthew Church-1303 Boyne Ave. in Boyne City has a Mass on Saturday at 5 p.m and Sunday at 11 a.m., St. Augustine on Grove Street in Boyne Falls has a Mass at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. St. John in Praga, which is near East Jordan does not have regularly scheduled Masses until Memorial Day. For more information or for daily Mass and Holy Day Mass times call (231) 582-7718 or go to The Boyne Valley Catholic Community will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving the evening before Thanksgiving Day, Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Matthew Church in Boyne City. All are welcome. A collection of non-perishable food items as well as paper goods, diapers, etc. will be accepted and distributed amongst the local food pantries in Boyne Falls, Boyne City and East Jordan as our membership consists of parishioners from all those locations, and beyond. For more information contact 231-582-7718. B.C. United Methodist Boyne City United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 11 am, 324 South Park St. Children’s programming held during service. Bible Study on Thursdays 10 a.m. – open to everyone. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone (231) 582-9776. Call the church office or stop by during office hours.

Church Services & Events

Our deadlines have changed. If you would like the time/date/place of your church-related function to be published in the Boyne City Gazette, we must receive your information by Noon on the Saturday preceding the next calendar Wednesday’s event. While we strive to accommodate last-minute requests, constraints on time and available space makes this difficult. Send information via e-mail to Or, drop off your information at 5 West Main St., Suite #7 in Boyne City, MI 49712.

The officers and men of the Marine Corps League Detachment 290 invite your readers to donate to their Annual Campaign, Toys for Tots. The campaign began about Nov. 19 and finalize Dec. 21. Over 125 offices, retail outlets and other establishments throughout Charlevoix and Emmet counties, will set aside space for the special Toys for Tots boxes. This drive is in with cooperation with the Salvation Army and the Community Christmas organization. Toys and other items donated remain in this area; they are not sent elsewhere. Each year the numbers of toys donated continues to increase. Last year there were about 14,000 handed out to area children, amounting to about 3.5 toys for children. A list by county, by city, by place follows. If you have a need, want a box in your place or otherwise special assistance, please call the man whose name and telephone number is listed at the end of each city’s list. You are encouraged to donate a toy for a young child or something equally special for a teen. Cash donations are also accepted; please call Paul Bianchi, 231526-2486 to make those arrangements. CHARLEVOIX COUNTY: Boyne City: Bob Mather’s Ford, Citizens Bank, Huntington Bank, Korthase-Flynn, Bay Winds CU,

Dollar General, Glen’s Market, 5th/3rd Bank Family Video, and Summertree Residential Center; Glen R. Williams, 582-6858. Charlevoix: Ace Hardware, Dollar Tree, K-Mart, Rite Aid, Copy Plus, Glen’s Market, Harbor Industries, Fox Motors, Fox Ford, Holiday Station, Flap Jack Shack, Olsen’s Market, Clothing Company, First State Bank, Bay Winds CU, Charlevoix Elementary School, Charlevoix Middle school, Charlevoix High School, Charlevoix High School Cheerleaders, Hero Group Charlevoix Hospital, Weathervane Restaurant, Bolt Designs, Republican Party Group, US Coast Garden Station, Charlevoix; Russ Bolt, 547-4807. East Jordan: East Jordan High School, East Jordan Middle School, East Jordan Sav-a-lot, United Methodist; Ray Fisher 536-6434. East Jordan: Computer Center, Busy Bridge, EJ Shop, Family Dollar, Glen’s Market, Charlevoix County Senior Center, EJ Rotary Club, Charlevoix State Bank, Edward Jones Investments, Huntington Banks, East Jordan Iron Works, Bay Winds CU, United Methodist Church; Paul Michaels, 537-3411. EMMET COUNTY: Harbor Springs: St. Francis CU, (1), St. Francis CU (2), St Francis CU (3); Kelly Joyce Harbor Springs: Filmore’s Restaurant (Petoskey), Bay Orthopedics, Rocking Horse Toy Co. Ad-

elaine Construction, Pepsi Cola Bottling; Bob Nolan, 526-6854 Harbor Springs: Kelbel Pharmacy, Birchwood Construction, Gurneys, Points North Party Store, IGA Harbor Springs; Hord Hardin, 348-9851. Harbor Springs: Tim Bondy’s Physical Therapy (State Street and Conway Road), Curves for Women, Family Dollar, Copy Plus & Ink Spot; Cecil Byrd, 3489851 . Chase Bank, Graham Real Estate, Harbor Springs Library, Northern Lights Recreation, Jarvis R. Webb Co; Hord Hardin, 526-9433.. Petoskey: Petoskey Plastics (US31-S and Petoskey Street) PNC Bank, Precision Chiropractic, Side Door Saloon, UPS Store, UPS Distribution Center;Hord Hardin, 526-9433. Petoskey North, Big Apple Bagels, Crooked Tree Alternative School, Petoskey City Hall, Emmet County Building, North Central Michigan College, Petoskey High School Glee Club, Dave Kring Chevrolet, Rotary Club, New Attitude Salon, VFW, Dollar General; Jim Alton, 348-1780. Petoskey South: Bay Winds North, Bay Winds South, Pulver Family Chiropractic, Tim Bonday Physical Therapy, Walgreens North, Walgreens South, Hills Schroederus & Co., Huntinton Bank,Chexck & Cash, USA, M Salon, Michigan Maple Block, K-

Mart, Bear Creek Meadows, Walmart, Mighty Fine Pizza, Maurice’s of Petoskey, Petoskey South (cont.) Corner Grocer, Office Max, Bill & Carol’s West side Grocery, Scooby’s Bottle Shop, Pier 1 Imports, Edward Jones Investments; Bill Bielas, 347-9603. Boyne Falls: Cub Scout Pack5, Cub Pack 53, BSA Troop 53, Girl Scouts; Bill Bielas, 347-9603.

Area Food Pantries

• Good Samaritan Family Services Food Pantry (231) 588-2208 9746 Main Street Ellsworth, MI 49729

• Manna Food Project (231) 347-8852 8791 Mcbride Park Dr Harbor Springs, MI 49740 • Bellaire food pantry PO BOX 252 Bellaire, MI 49615 •Mancelona Food Pantry & Resale (231) 587-9606 201 N Maple St Mancelona, MI 49659

Dr. Steven M. Hufford Optometrist

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225 State Street Boyne City, MI 49727 (231) 582-9933

123 River St Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614 (231) 264-2020

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NCMC business training division also focused on education North Central Michigan College’s Institute for Business and Industry Training is changing its name to Corporate and Community Education. The name change reflects the division’s changing programs and services to meet the educational and training needs of area corpo-

rations and the community. Corporate and Community Education (CCE) will continue to provide customized training for employers including technological instruction, computer training, and health care and safety training. It will also work with area busi-

nesses to secure state and federal grants to pay for that training. To better serve the needs of the larger community, CCE will provide community education with short courses of professional and personal interest, both in the classroom and on-line, employment services which connect job seek-

ers with business opportunities, and Continuing Education Units for people who need to complete and document their hours of professional development courses each year. For more information about Corporate and Community Education, call (231) 348-6705.

Talk to your children (and parents) about shared financial picture It’s Thanksgiving week. And if you’re fortunate, you can look around your Thanksgiving table and see several Ruth Skop generations Manages Edward of your famJones Investments ily. Of course, of Boyne City as you know, many types of cohesiveness are involved in knitting a family together. But one connection that frequently gets ignored, at least in terms of family dialogue, is the financial linkage between parents and their children on one hand, and these same parents and their parents on the other. So if you find yourself in this “sandwich” group, it may be worth considering your financial position. If your children are very young, you might want to start by emphasizing the importance of three separate concepts: saving, spending and sharing. If you give them an allowance, or if you pay them to do some minor tasks around the household, you can encourage them to put the money in three separate containers. The “spending” jar is for them to use as they choose, the “saving” jar is to be put in some type of savings or investment account and the “shar-

ing” jar is to be used for contributions to charitable causes. You can extend the spending, saving and sharing themes by encouraging your kids to spend wisely, watch how their savings grow and feel pride in the work done by the charitable groups their dollars support. Later, when your kids are older, and can earn money by babysitting, mowing lawns or working parttime, you can further encourage good financial habits by offering to match their contributions to a Roth IRA. And be sure to discuss the different types of investments available; they may enjoy learning about the ways in which they can participate in the financial markets. Above all else, talk to them about the importance of developing good financial skills and how these skills will play a part in your family’s overall well being. Now, let’s turn to your parents. If they’re elderly, you may find that talking to them about financial issues may be considerably more challenging than talking about these issues with your children. It’s unfortunate, but true: People are sensitive about money and often don’t want to talk about it. You may find that you need to be persistent, especially if your parents are getting on in years. Perhaps you encourage them to consider their current position, and what planning might need to be


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considered. Do they have accounts in a local bank? Where are their investments held? Do they have a financial advisor? Have they worked with legal professionals on any arrangements? If your parents have expressed interest in leaving a legacy or passing assets to family members, you might consider encouraging them to seek assistance from the appropriate professionals.

After all, if something were to happen to your parents without them having made the proper arrangements, their wishes may not be carried out. So this Thanksgiving, as you think about the value of your family, you might take some time to consider issues that need to be addressed. It may take time and diligence — but when it comes to your loved one’s wishes and well-being, it’s probably worth the effort.

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Nov. 23, 2011  BOYNE CITY GAZETTE  13

Quarter-million dollars bequeathed to library


Library director Cliff Carey and Charlevoix County Community Foundation president Chip Hanson stand in front of the Boyne District Library.

Boyne District Library receives additional gift from Peabody Foundation The Mary K. Peabody Foundation has provided the Boyne District Library with a generous gift of $250,000, resulting in the creation of the Boyne District Library Special Projects Fund at the Charlevoix County Community Foundation. The purpose of the Special Projects Fund is “to provide support for special capital improvement projects of the Boyne District Library.” Frances Fisher, representing the Mary K. Peabody Foundation, specified that the fund is not to be used for routine maintenance or events that would normally be included in the library’s operating budget. “This is a wonderful gift to the library and the community,” said Jane MacKenzie, library board president. “It provides us with a tremendous opportunity to improve our resources and services to our patrons. We are very grateful to the Peabody Foundation and to Frances Fisher.” Chip Hansen, President of the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, agreed. “We are so pleased to be working with the Boyne District Library on a Fund that offers so much potential,” he said. “The Library is a jewel in the Boyne community, and the continued support of the Mary K. Peabody Foundation will help to ensure that the Boyne

District Library remains a community treasure for years to come.” The Mary K. Peabody Foundation’s $2.3 million gift more than a decade ago funded the library’s 2001 renovation and expansion. The Peabody Foundation has funded several library projects in Michigan and Indiana over the years, and the Boyne District Library gift is among the final distributions of the Foundation, which will soon be closed. In deciding how to distribute the remaining funds, Fisher determined that the Boyne District Library is an important community asset and is well-positioned to effectively utilize the additional funds to meet the long-term needs of the library and the community. Fisher, who has a summer home in the area, stays informed about the library and the community, and has been impressed with the services and events the library provides. She was also pleased with the library’s

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recent purchase of the adjacent “red building” property, positioning it for future growth. In light of the library’s responsible stewardship of the initial Peabody gift, with the Charlevoix County Community Foundation’s efficient management, she expressed confidence that an additional gift will also be of benefit to the community. According to instructions from the Peabody Foundation, the Special Projects Fund should be used within five years of the date of the gift. Meeting this guideline will require the Boyne District Library’s Board of Trustees to begin a planning process in the near future. With that in mind, Mackenzie noted, “the library board will embark on a strategic planning process in the spring. We’ll use a professional planner and one of our goals will be to involve the community in the process.”

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14  Boyne City GAZETTE Nov. 23, 2011

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Specials running throughout the day Nov. 24 Turkey Trot Turkey Trot 5K race and 1 mile fun run/walk, Veterans Park, 9 a.m. Nov. 25 Freshwater Concert Blackie and the Rodeo Kings in concert 8 p.m. on Friday Nov.25 $20 advance $25 door Freshwater Studio 217 S. Lake St Boyne City tickets & info 231-582-2588 http:// Nov. 25 Holiday Open Houses (5 p.m.) & Santa Parade (6 p.m.), Downtown Boyne City Dec. 3 Eagles Christmas Craft Show There will be a Christmas craft show held at the Eagles Club in Boyne City on Saturday, December 3rd from 9 - 4pm. If anyone is interested in purchasing a table for the show please call Joyce Hardy at 582-9014. Dec. 3 Holiday Hobby Craft Show At Boyne City High School, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Application Dec. 3 Weihnachtsmarkdt German Christmas Market at Water Street Center Dec. 15 - Holiday Business After Hours, Bella Vita restaurant, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 Weight loss Class This 16-week program meets every week for 90 minutes on Tuesday afternoons from 12 to 1:30pm at Charlevoix Area Hospital. Total cost for the program is $240. For more information please call Kathy Jacobsen RN at (231) 547- 8906 or Shannon Pemble PT at (231) 547- 8899.

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Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 1st annual turkey trot on Thanksgiving morning. 9 a.m., veterans park. Nov. 24 Charlevoix Turkey Trot Charlevoix Area Hospital and Harbor Health and Fitness Center are co-hosting a Thanksgiving Day TURKEY TROT 5K Run/Walk on Thursday, November 24, 2011. Registration begins at 8:00 am at Charlevoix Area Hospital, 14700 Lake Shore Drive with the race starting promptly at 8:30 am. The goal of this collaborative effort is to encourage the community to get out and exercise with family and friends before sitting down to that “big meal” while helping out local food pantries. There will be a $5 entry fee which includes a commemorative TURKEY TROT shirt and donation of a nonperishable food item. Entry forms can be picked up in advance at Harbor Health and Fitness Center, 110 Clinton St. in Charlevoix, or obtained online at Please contact Heather Parrish or Michelle Hines for further information. Nov. 30 NMRH Women & Wellness Northern Michigan Regional Health System will host “Women and Wellness” from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center in Petoskey. To learn more, please call (800) 248-6777.

ONGOING EVENTS GET ARTSY AT BAC Artists meet weekly at Boyne Arts Collective (BAC), 210 S Lake Street, South Gallery. Tuesdays 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

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Call the BASC for info and details (231) 582-6682 art while at BAC. Help rotary help kids Also in conjunction with the Boyne Reads Project and keeping with the focus on vision, The Boyne City Rotary Club will be contributing funds from their donations canister at the Boyne City Ramblers’ football games. A portion of other proceeds obtained during the month of October to a program to perform cataract surgeries on blind children in Bangladesh. This is a Rotary sponsored program that coordinates with physicians who perform the surgeries. The cost is $40 per child. Polymer Clay & Crafts Guild 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 NMRH 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. 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. 

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EVENTS Boyne & Beyond Boyne Meets



Boyne City High School Students put on their annual Boyne Meets Broadway Dinner Theater on Friday and Saturday Nov. 18 and 19 at the performing arts center. Pictured (bottom right) Marty Moody and Scott MacKenzie wait in anticipation for the theater portion of Boyne Meets Broadway to begin. Pictured below (center) are Erik Larson and Angele Larson enjoying supper before the show. Some of the music featured included Queen’s “We Will Rock You.”


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16  Boyne City GAZETTE Nov. 23, 2011

Public input sought on future of Commission on Aging COA Public Input Sessions Charlevoix

• Thursday, December 1 6:00 - 8:00 PM Library, Community Room B Boyne City • Wednesday, December 7 6:30 – 8:30 PM Library, Community Room

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• Thursday, December 8 6:00 – 8:00 PM Grandvue Theatre

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• Tuesday, December 13 6:00 – 8:00 PM St. James Township Hall

The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging (COA) is working to develop a sustainable model for providing senior services throughout Charlevoix County. In support of this effort, the COA advisory board is conducting a series of meetings around the county to: share results from focus group sessions last summer; provide current and future financial projections affecting the COA department; share alternatives recently presented to county commissioners; and seek reactions, ideas and suggestions from the public for consideration by the commissioners. Because the well being of senior

citizens impacts every aspect of a community’s quality of life, the COA believes it is important to share the challenges it faces in delivering senior programs and services and to hear the opinions and ideas from all segments of the population in developing solutions. The COA advisory board invites you to get involved in the future of the COA and well being of Charlevoix County seniors by participating in one of numerous meetings throughout the county. For questions or more information, please call Margo Johnson, Advisory Board Chair at (231) 547-0866 or Jack Messer, Director of the COA at (231) 237-0103.

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Richard Dunsmore addresses Charlevoix County Commission On Aging Director Jack Messer during a recent informational session on the senior agency at the Boyne Area Senior Center.

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Pictured at the Chicken N’ Stuff Restaurant ribbon-cutting in East Jordan are (from left) Heather Jackson (Chamber Board), Courtney Fender, Kayla Nierman (Staff), Holly Nierman (Owner), Danielle Warren (Staff), Theresa Galmore (Staff), Ernesto Lucero (Chief), Bob Anderson (City Manager), Tom Cannon (City Parks & Rec. Director), Mary Faculak (Executive Director – E.J. Chamber of Commerce) Back - The mascot, Mr. Chicken

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“I have no place to put a boat in storage this time of year when most boats are being pulled out of the water and put into storage,� Schneider said. “If we have an emergency – say somebody flips a canoe over on Thumb Lake – we need to have a boat stored that we can just hook onto with the truck and drop into the water.� At present, Schneider said he would have to haul search and rescue equipment from as far a distance as Charlevoix to Boyne Falls in some cases. Additionally, Schneider would like to see the proposed new facility with office space in which officers can work and interview members of the public who come in with complaints. “Most people don't want the public knowing what their business is and this would have space for deputies to conduct interviews,� he said. “We would also have a small room for evidence and storage for vehicles which are part of ongoing investigations.� The proposed facility would not

sport a holding cell of any kind. “The bottom line is we can't have a holding cell there,� Schneider said. “You'd have to have someone there 24-7 and you can't have deputies leaving to go out to tend to an accident while someone is sitting alone.� He added, “They have to be booked and fingerprinted and the whole ball of wax, so that is not even a consideration.� Schneider said, as the proposal is in the early stages he does not have a figure for what the square footage could be. “I'm going to go before the (Charlevoix County) Building and Grounds Committee and plead my case,� he said. “It's a matter of less response time and greater privacy.� During the Nov. 9 Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners' meeting, Schneider broached the subject with commissioners – not all of whom are sold on the entire plan. “This is a little bit overkill in my opinion,� said Charlevoix County Commissioner Ron Reinhardt referencing the nearly half-dozen parking spaces requested for the proposed sub station.

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