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The 36th annual Boyne Falls Polish Festival will take place on August 5th 2010. Scheduled events begin on that Thursday with an Oldies night featuring the Car Show Cruise In, and the Fabulous Oldies but Goodies Band. The festival will continue Friday with Youth Day, and will feature a Youth Parade at 4:30 pm. Although registration to enter the event is over, you can still go down to Boyne Falls High School and see the 3 on 3 shootout. The games starts at 9:00 am and feature boys and girl divisions 3rd grade through junior college. On Saturday August 7th, the 5k cross country run starts at 8:00 am at the Boyne Falls High school on M-75. Then at 11:00 on the same day there will be the Grande Royale Parade followed by a Classic Tractor Pull at 2:00 pm. From 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Photo courtesy of the 7th there will be a Motorcycle

show too. The Mud Run, featuring trucks running a 4 wheel drive track, will occur at 1:00 pm on August 8th. “It is a great family-oriented event. People come out to enjoy soda and watch the trucks try to make it through the course,” said Kurt Reynolds who runs the Mud Run. “It’s something different, so if you like the outdoors and trucks, you’ll like this.” The Polka tents are open on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11:30 pm, and then on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 1:00 am. After 5:30 pm on all days you must bring your Id to be verified as 21 to enter. Tent passes will run $6.00 a night, or you can obtain a four day pass for $20. Schedules and pricing are subject to change up until the day of the event. This years Polish Festival is full of fun events and festivities and is also looking to be the best one yet.

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Village relinquishes draft minutes Draft Minutes from the Boyne Falls Village Council Meeting July 13, 2010 Council Members Present: Bill Bricker, Jim English, Tony Securro, Gladys Bell, and Dave Gillespie

Item #1 from Agenda: Meeting was called to order by Village President Bill Carson at 7:00 pm Item #2 from Agenda: Approval of Minutes from regular meeting held June 8, 2010

Motion to accept minutes from June 8, 2010 regular meeting as written by Tony Securro 2nd JoAnn Bell; All in favor. Item #3 from Agenda: Open Bids for paving. The Village received two

sealed bids for paving. It will be for Grove St. from First to State St and south on Center St to Lynn St to Railroad St. 1) Payne and Dolan for $39,650. 00

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Lasater donates $1,000 to BV Twnp.

Retired Sheriff George Thomas Lasater, in a generous move, donated $1,000 to Boyne Valley Township. Receiving the check on behalf of the township on Friday, July 23rd were Town-

ship Clerk Lynn Sparks, Treasurer Marie Kelenske, Trustee Randy Matelski, and Supervisor Leonard Zakrzewski. The funding for the donation comes from the sales

of Lasater’s most recent book, “Charlevoix County’s Contribution to World War II,” which details the service of many World War II veterans who came from Charlevoix County.

The improvements planned for the memorial include monuments for the veterans of Vietnam and The Korean War, extension of the sidewalk in place, a

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Retired Charlevoix County Sheriff George T. Lasater (center) pictured with officials of Boyne Valley Township. Lasater donated $1,000 to the township from sales of his book on World War II veterans to aid in the planned improvements for their war memorial.

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Opinions Welcome So sweet the hard-won fruits May 1998 Almost thirteen years ago, a blonde-haired ten-year-old child walked into the carpeted room he would later know as the “Dojang.” A girl by the name of Jessica came to the back of the room, guiding him through the workout that his new classmates were so accustomed to. He later got to know others in the class, and that night, he learned his first punch. The first step of many on a life-long journey came from a girl who was then a teenager. This little boy who would one day write for a newspaper found himself changed through the help and service of others. This is my story. As the next few years progressed, what was once a hobby became a much larger part of my life. The classes I attended once every week quickly became three, and nightly at home, I would dutifully go through all of my material. The belts I wore to class went from white to yellow, and as stripes and colors made it on

and off my waist, I found things changing for me. That timid, nervous child wasn’t quite so timid anymore. Walking into a crowded room, once a source of anxiety, was much less frightening. As things in my life changed, I gave up my martial arts training for a while, but found later that it would re-enter my life once again. August, 2004 Now 16, I found myself missing what once was. The classes that were once in Charlevoix now included a class in Boyne City, with one of my prior instructors at the helm. Now a brown belt, I walked in. While hesitating at first, I found the enjoyment for what I was doing quickly coming back. Excited, I pursued harder, coming closer to my test for Black Belt. While there were some hurdles and pitfalls along the way, the journey made me a better person, and in November of 2005, I was promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt. As the pursuit of higher education started, and I began classes to become an EMT, once again I found less and less time for the sport I had grown to know. I backed off, going to work on the other things that needed to be done. I began Paramedic training, went to college, and continued with the host of other things

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to be done. November, 2008 “This is much different than before” I said, nervous. Here was Chris again, finding out the hard way that two years off means curriculum changes and the alterations that come with time. The classes that had been held in Charlevoix for so long at the Fitness Center were now at a nearby church, although the same instructor kept things moving. Many of my nights were spent more on teaching, which I found very enjoyable. Over the next year, I continued to grow and enhance myself as a martial artist. Continuing, I began preparations to test for my 2nd degree, in hopes that I might advance. I find myself here today, looking at a test next week. I continue in hopes of improving myself, and hoping to bring the positive change to others that so many worked to see in me. I see it as a good thing for anyone, and hope that it benefits others as it has for myself. Enjoy your week, everybody. If you think of it, keep in your thoughts and prayers that little blonde-haired boy who now finds himself 22 and striving. He’ll be working – hard. Good luck to all in your endeavors.

A Bit of Boyne History with Ed May III

Straights of Mackinaw Auto Ferry History A Brief History of Mackinaw City Mackinaw City was founded by the French in 1714 and called Fort Michilimackinac. It is a Native American word for “Land of the Great Turtle”, the area served as a center for developing trade with many tribes. The first white man settled in about 1714. The site of Fort Michilimackinac was first a mission and fur-trading compound. For most of the 17th century, Mackinaw was a military trading post. 1761 the fort was under British domination. 1780 the British later moved Mackinac Island. 1796 the American occupied the Straits of Mackinac by force of arms. 1857 the village of Mackinaw was platted and the first known resident was George W. Stimpson. A Brief History of Saint Ignace Saint Ignace, is one of the oldest cities founded by Eu-

ropeans in Michigan. Before French contact, Native Americans had inhabited the area for centuries. Historic peoples here were the Iroquoian-speaking Wendat, whom the French called the Huron and, dominating the area by the 18th century, the Anishinaabe Ojibwe. French explorer and priest Jacques Marquette founded the St. Ignace Mission on this site in 1671 and was buried there after his death. He named it for St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit religious order. (Ignace is the French version of Ignatius.) Jesuits worked at the missions to convert First Nations/Native Americans to Catholicism and share French culture. While exploring the region on the ship Le Griffon with Louis Hennepin, La Salle reached St. Ignace on August 27, 1679. The Jesuits abandoned the mission in 1705. The Ojibwe, who came to dominate most of the territory of present-day Michigan in the 18th century among Native Americans, were allies of the French in the Seven Years War. After the English victory in the Seven Years War, in 1763 they took over this territory of the former New France. After the victory of rebellious colonists in the American Revolutionary War, in 1783 the village be-

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Don’t get me wrong By Benjamin Gohs

Freedom of speech? Maybe. But, say the wrong thing and your up Schmidt’s Creek without a canoe. See there, I just censored myself by using an idiom instead of an epithet for fear some of you delicate types might faint at the sight of a four-letter word. So what’s got my grapes in

a bunch this week? It all started when I saw the Shirley Sherrod video. I’m sure you’ve seen this woman, who happens to be black, on TV after she was forced to resign from her upper level job with the U.S. Agriculture Department for her comments during a speaking engagement. (If you want to brand me a racist for using skin color as a descriptor, feel free. I cannot stop stupid people from engaging in stupid actions.) If you watched the entire video, you would see Sherrod’s comments were actually a “moral of the story” when she said she,

» GOHS, pg. 17

Elaboration of Partner Recognition and Interactions

came part of the new United States, as part of its territory. Originally an important fur trading site in early years of French colonization, St. Ignace declined in importance by the early 19th century with changes in ruling classes and the regional economy. The Americans and BritishCanadians operated a larger trading center at Sault Ste. Marie, on both sides of the northern border, until the decline of the fur trade in the 1830s. The fur trade was severely reduced before and during hostilities of the War of 1812, as the United States prohibited British traders from operating across the border, as had been their earlier practice. The Ojibwe allied with the British during the War of 1812. In 1882, St. Ignace was given new life by the coming of the Detroit, Mackinac and Marquette Railroad, which connected the straits area to the major city of Detroit. It was incorporated as a village 1882, and as a city in 1883. Straights Car Ferries 1881 the first Straits Ferry, built in Detroit, was the SS Algomah. Note: Henry Ford, working as a mechanics apprentice helped install her engines. Typically, a fleet of nine ferries could carry as many

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Dr McMillian’s Mental Health Corner

ver the past three weeks, I have covered the three motives from the adult relational motivation system, identity, attachment, and attraction. I ended last week by suggesting that recognition of another human being will revise your outlook on humanity and yourself. I have had various questions about this comment with requests to elaborate on the topic. Absolutely. I will use this week’s focus on “interaction”to help support the elaboration. First, interactions are defined as an attempt to maintain, restore feelings of security, selfesteem, and intimacy (Greenberg, 2000). Interactional recognition of another is not as easy as it might sound. I appreciate the Couples Validation System, an 8-point scale, and use the scale to enhance the understanding of recognition of the other when interacting. There are multiple levels of recognition, from a brief “Hello” to acknowledging the intimate relational experiences in partnership. Next, the Couples Validation System: 8-Point Scale (CVS-8PS) operationally defines Validation as, “the core of interaction that communicates a sincere valuing of the other person”. This self-report scale is well grounded in Bowenian theory a seminal author in family system’s theory. Furthermore, it depicts how anxieties are apparent in marital distancing and/or conflict. The following 8 scales divide into Invalidation (lack of recognition) and Validation (recognition). First the categories for Invalidation are, 1. Ignoring. Not recognizing that the other is experiencing something. 2. Criticizing. Diminishing internal experiences. 3. Dominant defining. Disqualifying internal experiences. 4. Misunderstanding. Meaning of internal ex-

periences is missed. Next, the categories for Validation. 5. Understanding. Conveying both verbally and nonverbally that listening is taking place without criticism or attempt to change the message. 6. Confirming. Conveys acceptance of feelings, needs of an other’s internal experience. 7. Respect. Interest and concern for the welfare of the other. 8. Attunement. Sensitivity to and being in the moment with the other. Subsequently, when individuals say to me,“We have a communication problem”, I ask them if they have considered that, there might be a problem with recognizing the internal experiences of the other. I gently bring attention to the undifferentiation of partners who are still working towards recognizing the other as unique and special. It is necessary to experience the partner as separate from the self, or validation and invalidation are difficult interactions to put into use. Rationale, there remains a level of immature dependency for one or both individuals. Consequently, partners can enter into negative patterns of communication. For instance, individuals conclude that if they diminish or dominate the other’s internal experiences the partner will realize their need to change. WRONG! Calling your partner stupid or telling them their experiences are wrong, or they have no reason to feel a certain way, or the old eye rolling with a huff, only brings emotional distancing and/or conflict. In summary, when using the underpinnings of validation for interactions, there would be an increase in statements such as“I hear you”with warm eyes and welcoming tone of voice, rather than, “you are wrong” and a nonverbal display of disgust. Try the Validation (recognition) categories 5 through 8, and watch your relationship change. Note: The psychosocial principles of the past week’s writings are certainly useful in all relationships. Generalize!

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BCPD Incident Report Tuesday, July 13 2010 1:00am Citizen in the 500 block of Hannah St receiving prank phone calls. Several vehicles, signs and houses toilet papered in the 500 block area of N Park St 9:00am Bad Check complaint from the 400 block of N Lake St 9:43am Request for welfare check on young subject at the river mouth 10:13am Barking dog complaint from the 300 block of North St 11:20am Citizen calling from 300 block of Vogel about a raccoon in her garage 12:12pm Report of unauthorized use of debit card in the 100 block of River St 1:12pm Assisted with traffic control for line down S Lake St 2:45pm Subject in to drop off wallet he found. Owner located. 3:00pm 2 vehicle private property accident in the 600 block of E Main St 5:30pm Parking citation issued in the 200 block of E Water St 7:53pm Report of subjects arguing at Peninsula Beach 8:28pm Report from Jefferson St about kids shooting pellet gun 10:24pm Prowler complaint from the 400 block of Harris St 10:56pm Suspicious situation in the 200 block of S Lake St 11:30pm Responded to civil complaint 400 block of Harris St Wednesday, July 14, 2010 4:59am Assisted Sheriff Department with animal complaint on Pleasant Valley Rd 10:16am Assisted with funeral escort 10:56am Report of dogs locked in cars in the 400 block of N Lake St. Both vehicles gone on arrival. 12:07pm Attempt to locate subject in the 300 block of E Division St. 12:52pm Report of disturbance in

the 1000 block of S Lake St 1:07pm Report of missing purse from S lake St. Was later located. 1:26pm Citizen dropped off pair of glasses he found in the park 2:57pm Report of child in traffic on E Main St. Contact made with mother and child 3:44pm Motorist assist at Lake and Water Streets 4:37pm Private property accident in the 400 block of N Lake St 5:23pm Report of jewelry stolen from the 100 block of N East St 8:08pm Assist Sheriff Department with domestic dispute on M-75 S Thursday, July 15, 2010 6:08pmUnlocked vehicle in the 800 block of S Park St 8:16pm Vehicle unlock in the 100 block of E Division 10:39pm Report of kids playing outside and being loud in the 400 block of Harris St Friday, July 16, 2010 2:20am Subject reported being threatened at the river mouth 8:47am Citizen in to drop off pair of glasses he found in flower box downtown 3:07pm Checked on vehicle parked on Balsam Dr 4:06pm Report of possible larceny from the 300 block of E Division St 4:46pm Unlocked vehicle in the 200 block of S Lake St 8:49pm Citizen reports being harassed downtown 9:05pm Citation issued speed. 9:19pm Report of possible child abuse in the 1300 block of Boyne Av. Subjects located. Unfounded. 10:04pm Assisted Sheriff Department with reported assault in Boyne Falls. 10:33pm Report of kids skateboarding in road in the 200 block of E Water St. Unable to locate.

11:27pm Citizen reports receiving harassing text messages. 11:28pm Citation issued for no trailer plate and no trailer lights Saturday, July 17, 2010 5:10am Arrested subject for OWI 8:48am Responded to natural death in the 800 block of First St 1:43pm Report of strange message on machine in the 200 block of N Lake St 1:55pm 2 vehicle property damage accident at East and North Streets 2:13pm Unlock on Cozy Nook Ln 3:33pm Citizen receiving suspicious phone calls in the 200 block of N East St 4:06pm Citation issued for speed 4:17pm Responded to civil complaint in the 300 block of Bailey St 10:15pm Report of 2 subjects downtown trying to get people to buy them alcohol. Unable to locate. 10:41pm Report of dog running loose in the 500 block of S Park St. Owner located. 11:52pm Arrested subject for OWI 11:52pm Report of injured subject on lake St. Refused ambulance Sunday, July 18 2010 12:18am Report of found property in the 300 block of Silver St. 1:48am Report of disturbance in the 200 block of S Lake St. 12:59pm Gasoline drive off from the 1300 block of Boyne Av 9:30pm Arrested subject for MIP tobacco in the 200 block of N Lake St 9:40pm Report of 2 suspicious trucks on S Park St Monday, July 19, 2010 1:10am Report of possible prowler in the 600 block of Boyne Av 10:03am Report of political sign

headline On an early July drive out into the countryside beyond Boyne City’s boundaries to a favorite spot I was intent on searchBEAUTIFUL BOYNE ing for a BY ANNE THURSTON h a n d f u l of wild red raspberries. Not the plump version one purchases year round in the grocery, these were simply of their ancestral lineage. A brighter red, each berry was tiny in comparison to its present day cultivated offspring – about a quarter of the size, but oh, the flavor! Every drop of its juices was a concentrate of what we have come to recognize as the flavor of the red raspberry. There, in the early hot July sunshine I slowly relished one small plump berry after another. Why talk about red raspberries now in early August? Because nature does not stop with July’s red raspberries but follows them with the blackberry and the elderberry. All can be found off the beaten path in abundance in the lands that surround our town. Having worked some eleven years for the area rural electric cooperative as the cartographer I became knowledgeable in the location of the cross country transmission lines. They crisscross our backcountry,

wilderness swamps and forestlands like jet trails in our skies. Each line is built on a narrow right-of-way owned or leased by the power company. For many years my husband traveled Michigan to purchase all such property. Yes, he acquired and the strange thing was that I mapped it – a team effort although no one ever really looked at it that way, we were simply employees of two different companies, one transmission and the other, distribution in the world of electricity. It wasn’t in our offices that we exchanged our interesting and often humorous stories, but rather at home. This knowledge allows me to search out transmission lines these warm summer days to find the wild berries that abound off the beaten path, away from man’s cultivation and development areas. The right-of-ways are often sandy two tracks; their borders are ideal locations for berry bushes to flourish between the infrequently accessed and traveled roadway and the forest land the lines are routed through. This year’s was a bumper crop. Our unusually warm summer with its often enough rain allowed the bushes to flourish. The black berries, of course, were much larger than their red cousins – long and plump but shiny black. In appearance very much like the bears that gorge themselves on them. And yes, Michigan does have their bears and they do love its berries. So be certain when out on some

remote and isolated right-of-way helping yourself to berries that you look about you –neither you nor the bear would enjoy being surprised at the other’s unexpected presence! Chances are the bear will detect you long before you are aware if its whereabouts – we humans are noisier than we realize. A bear’s sense of hearing is excellent. I usually tote along a metal bucket for my berry collecting – Not that I beat it with a stick but because even in the act of carrying it, sitting it down or dropping berries in it ‘bear’audible sounds ensue. Actually the thorns on the blackberries bushes are much more intimidating than any bear that might be peering at you from some distant vantage point. Long, needle sharp and rigid they can be brutal. Wearing long sleeved shirts and cutting the finger tips out of an old pair of cotton gloves can help. Red raspberries do not guard themselves in a like manner as their thorns are small and softer. At one time we had a Labrador named Bear who ate blackberries. His name had nothing to do with his love of the juicy black things. Rather, at birth he was such a bushy, chubby little tyke that he actually resembled a bear cub – thus his name. We lived in the country just outside of Boyne City in Evangeline Township. Our house set back far enough from the road that the road end of our ‘front yard’ was

» ANNE, pg. 19

stolen from residence in the 1200 block of Lakeshore Dr 10:15am 2 vehicle property damage accident at Lake and Division Streets 6:37pm Responded to natural death in the 300 block of E Division St 6:56pm Verbal dispute in the 400 block of N Lake St 9:38pm Citation issued for No Proof of Insurance 11:31pm Report of suspicious activity in the 600 block of Adams St

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your man will find you. Social network sites can help, but only if you already know By Lorraine Manary what you are looking for and are truthful. The men online Message in a Bottle… also need to be truthful and Dear RoseWhere are all the good men? it is hard to tell isn’t it? AnI was always told I would other pretty good rule is to meet someone in college- ask family and friends if they well that’s not happening and know of anyone. Think of it I’m not getting any younger. as pre-screening by people Where do you meet good you already love in your life. quality men, who are ready Whatever you do, don’t rush to settle down and are emo- children until you and your tionally available. I’d like to man are ready. Children put a have children before I’m 40! lot of strain on even the best relationships. Good luck! Signed: Tick-Tick-Tick Rose

Dear Rose

Dear Tick-Tick-Tick, Good men are out there, but then so are a lot of losers. The trick is finding someone right for YOU and to do that, you have to know who YOU are. What one women calls a good man is another women’s loser! The trick to finding a man that’s right for you is to find one doing the things you enjoy. Are you a bookworm? Go to the library or join a book club. Do you enjoy the outdoors? Find a group of like minded people and simply go enjoy yourself,

Dear RoseI heard about a young girl who was recently beat by her boyfriend at a party held in our quaint little town. The thing I’m struggling to comprehend is that there were numerous people watching this beating and no one stepped in or called the police. Why would such a thing happen? Signed: Disgusted Dear Disgusted, It sounds as if this incident

» ROSE, pg. 4

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Briefs Sheriff W.D. Schneider advises on July 24, 2010 at approximately 16:35 hrs., a two vehicle accident occurred on M-66 near Castle Farms causing minor injuries to two individuals in one of the vehicles. A couple from Ferndale, Michigan, Sandra Spaulding, 52 year old and Woodrow Spaulding, 59 year old, were traveling from Charlevoix to East Jordan with their 33 year old cousin, Anthony Allen from Virginia when they struck the back of a yellow passenger car riving by Charlevoix resident, Ariel Ramsey, 19 year old and Andrew Ennis, 21 year old. Ariel and Andrew were turning into Castle Farms on M-66 in Marion Township when they were struck from behind by Sandra Spaulding who was distracted by the events going on at Castle Farms.

Reconnecting with lost love » ROSE,

FROM PAGE 3 effected you deeply. It is hard to believe that people will stand by and not interfere when witnessing a violent act and yet there are reports of this happening over and over. To find out if there is a cognitive reason for it psychologists have studied the phenomenon by re-enacting certain situations in the laboratory: a person having a seizure; a bunch of smoke just flowing into a room. And the reactions of those witnessing the event varied by the number of people present. Data shows over and over again that if there was one person in the room, the likelihood of helping is around 75 percent. But as the number of people goes up, the number who jump up to help drops to as little as 10 percent. Psychologists call this diffusion of responsibility. It doesn’t make

it right, but to avoid it individuals need to be extra careful and recognize it for what it is when it is happening and act anyway. Imagine it is your mother, sister, father, brother or best friend. You’ll do the right thing. Rose Dear Rose: I dated this guy for about 6 years and ended our relationship a little more than 2 years ago. Recently we have reconnected and I have realized that the feelings I had for him are still there. Our relationship was best described as a roller coaster ride – up and down, up and down. He was never emotionally available for me unless it was convenient for him. I never knew what mood he would be in everyday – it was like walking on egg shells with him. One day he would act as though he wanted a future with me and the next he would act as though I was nothing but

his roommate. He always had goals and dreams for his life but no motivation to achieve them. Also we wanted different things out of life – I wanted to get married eventually and have kids and he had no idea if that was what he wanted as well. After 6 years, I had had enough and broke things off with him. I think that he has reevaluated his life and has made some major changes for himself but I’m not sure if it is enough. We share the same interests and have a lot of the same goals for the future but I don’t want to try if it will just end in heartbreak again. How should I proceed? Signed: Once bitten… Dear Once Bitten, Do you like roller coasters? From your note and the fact that you are considering reconnecting with this guy I think you must. Basic personality traits don’t change, if he was emotionally unavailable

for you for six years running, then the two years off only means, as you put it, that it is now once again convenient for him. If he’d had some incredible epiphany after you broke it off and decided he couldn’t live without you and wanted you in his life he would have agreed to go to counseling with you. I assume you suggested it at some point. My advice is run the other way. The feelings you have for him are real, but they are memories of what you’d like to have happen, not what actually happens when you are with him. There are plenty of guys out there who’ll share your interests, future goals AND be emotionally available for you. Hold out for Mr. Right, not Mr. Me. Take time to really write down what you want and need in a partner, then do the things you love and keep your eyes open. The right man will appear. Keep your feet on the ground -Rose

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Lost Boys: The Beulah Home Tragedy Local author recounts a famous Michigan court case involving orphans, cast out youth Author Jack Hobey discovered hints of the Beulah Land Farm for Boys story while conducting research for a previous book. As he uncovered the scandalous, courageous and fascinating elements of a story that has been hidden for 100 years, he determined to make the history of the Beulah Home the focus of his next work. “Lost Boys: The Beulah Home Tragedy” recounts the case of The People vs. Herman Swift, a story which ran on front pages of newspapers throughout Michigan for three years in the early 20th century. It is one of the most sensational cases to ever go to the Michigan Supreme Court and was reviewed on appeal by famous Michigan governors Chase Osborn and Nathaniel Ferris. The story revolves around the complex, tragic figure of Herman Swift, his efforts to provide a home and guidance to orphaned and cast out boys, and a resulting scandal which gripped Michigan for years. The story is touched by numerous notable historical figures, including: Dwight Moody, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Ill.; Joseph Hudson, J.L. Hudson Company, Detroit, Mich.; Leonard

Field, Field’s Department Store, Jackson, Mich.; John M. Hall, Bay View Association, Bay View, Mich.; William H. White, White Lumber Company, Boyne City, Mich.; Justice Joseph Steere, Michigan Supreme Court and Floyd Starr, Starr Commonwealth School for underprivileged children, Albion, Mich. “Lost Boys: The Beulah Home Tragedy” deals with the treatment of orphans and street boys during the late 1800s and early 1900s. It tracks Swift from his upbringing in Eaton Rapids, Mich. through his controversial management of boys homes in Buffalo, N.Y., Chicago, Ill., Jackson County, Mich. and Boyne City, Mich. to his death in Detroit, Mich. A number of boys who lived in homes managed by Swift are identified in the 264-page book, with attempts to show when they came to the home, how they lived while they were there and where they went later in life. Most importantly, this book is about these boys and their courage. Hobey grew up in Midland, Mich. He is a University of Michigan and Harvard Business School graduate. Since his retirement from a career managing manufacturing companies, Hobey has been researching and writing books dealing with Michigan history, which include a level of

intrigue. His first book, “Wish You Were Here … The Edward Beebe Story,” details the life and career of photo postcard photographer Edward Beebe who worked in northern Michigan at the turn of the 20th century.

Help the troops by supplying contact info to Am Legion and the Red Cross We Need Your Help!! The American Legion Post of Boyne City and The Northern Lower Michigan chapter of the American Red Cross are joining forces to gather as many names and addresses as possible. Local Military families need to know that the Red Cross and the American Legion are vital parts of a support chain that is available to Military Personnel. We want all of our Soldiers

to know that we at home are thinking of them. Recently the Edward Jones Organization donated several thousand dollars of merchandise and non-perishable food items to the American Legion Post in Boyne City. These items were graciously given to the Post with the expressed intent that they are shipped out to Military personnel that are deployed.

The Post is preparing numerous boxes for shipment. What we need are the names and addresses of any deployed or active duty personnel. Due to Homeland Security directives and the Privacy Act, we are not able to acquire this information. Our only source of information is from the friends and families of our local Soldiers.

If you have a member on Active duty around the Nation or deployed Overseas, please take the time to send their name and address to The American Legion in Boyne City or the American Red Cross as soon as possible. We would like to send them a box from home showing them that the community is grateful for all they do. All correspondence should be addressed to “Home-

town Soldiers Information.” Information may be phoned in, emailed or send a letter to: The American Legion 302 S Lake St Boyne City, MI 49712 The American Red Cross 2350 Mitchell Park Drive P.O. Box 2478 Petoskey, MI 49770

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Synopsis of Boyne Valley Twnp. meeting » MINUTES,


2) MDC Contracting LLC for $57,380 Motion made by Tony Securro to accept bid from Payne and Dolan for $39,650 2nd Bill Bricker; All in favor. Item #4 from Agenda Open to the public 1) Bill Cousineau to speak about the article in the paper that was from council person Jim English. Bill said that he has not been in this town long enough to know these people and if he doesn’t like and care about the position that he should resign and let someone sit on the council that does care. He thinks that the council does a great job and that Jim English should just be gone. 2) William Carson Sr. asked Jim if he said everything in the article. Jim said he didn’t say the older generation or mention Greg Blackwell. He said the rest of it he said. Bill told him he was disappointed and said he should just leave the council. 3) William Kondrat said he has lived here all his life. He said there has always been trouble getting people to sit on the council do to lots of work and little pay. He said we always worked out things at the hall and never aired to the public. He thought Jim was educated but the article doesn’t reflect that. 4) Laura Snoeck asked Jim if he asked for a retraction and he said that he just talked to someone from the newspaper and they print it. She also said that Mike Kane writes all the grants for Boyne City and that’s all he does. It is hard if not impossible to get grants in a small town. 5) Janet Kondrat said that Jim should resign from the

council. He lies and doesn’t care about the town. 6) Kim Rotermund said that the community is very supportive of his business and this article reflects poorly on this town makes it sound like our town is unsafe. Also feels that the editor should take some responsibility. He said this is not the exposure we want or need. We have a sub station and a police officer and this is a bad reflection and a shame. Item #5 from Agenda: Council’s response to article in Boyne Gazette by council member. 1) Tony Securro said it is a folly. He has never made a formal request to the council. Greg hasn’t been on the council for almost a year. 2) Bill Bricker asked why he thinks we are not adequately protected, cause we are. 3) JoAnn Bell said she feels she is the older citizen and thinks she does a good job caring about this town. She also said that when she was not even on the council she tried to get grants when Bill Carson Sr. was mayor and we couldn’t get a grant and it is harder now. 4) Dave Gillespie said when he seen it and was disappointed that nothing was brought to the council and was upset with how it makes the village look. 5) Jim English said he has no comment. Bill Carson Jr. said don’t you think you owe it to the people of the village. He said he has no comment. 6) Bill Carson said he first wants everyone to know we didn’t get the grant for Church St Hill so that project is done. He said he wanted people to know positive things going on in the village such as Boyne Valley Township paying three year lease


FROM PAGE 1 new bench, and more flowers. “I’m glad to do it,” says Lasater, holding up a diagram detailing pieces of the improvement. Having contributed large amounts to the now well known memorial in Boyne City, expanded the project

on the dump for $21,600, Atlas Gas Company wants to give us $45,00. for sign up for gas exploration, and we are paving streets in the Village. Bill Carson said on 2/8/2010 Jim came to the hall in Boyne Falls police apparels and to the council meeting the next night impersonating a police officer complete with handcuffs and a gun. He was told that he wasn’t apart of the Boyne Falls police department and that he could not wear it, so now he starts trouble with this article and saying there is a power struggle. Bill asked Jim what the power struggle was and Jim said he had no comment. Item #6 on Agenda Jeremy Loper-Boyne Falls Polish Festival He said that everything is about the same but they are putting a rock band in the tent on Sunday night and there is going to be a logging show at Bill Carson Sr’s property. When asked about adequate insurance Jeremy said they have lots of insurance and there is insurance on everything. Item #7 on Agenda Village Police Officer Report Motion made by Jim English to accept police report for July 2010 Bill Bricker all in favor Dave Hague to go to Gayle Hanson’s house and giver her a ticket for all the garbage in her yard and tell her to clean it up. Carol Ann Travis wanted to know about some people getting together and help her. She was told Gayle has an adult son at home that can do it and she wouldn’t let other people take stuff out of there for her. There is a lot of cars at Eriksen’s 131 Dave Hague to check it out and see about getting some of it gone. Tony

onto Beaver Island, and now assisted Boyne Valley Township, Lasater reports that the over 1,000 copies of his book sold to date have gone to good use. Lasater’s next book, “Charlevoix County’s Contribution to World War I,” is set to be available to the public in the fall of this year.

Wellness Wednesday July Charlevoix Area Hospital’s next “Wellness Wednesday” will be from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2010. The Wellness Wednesday Health Screens include: Total Cholesterol, HDL, ratio, and Glucose levels, Body Mass Index (BMI) score, Fat Percentage, and a Blood Pressure reading. No fasting required. However, if you are fasting an LDL and triglyceride reading can also be obtained. Cost for the service is $12. Participants will also receive a blood pressure log and pedometer as well as all test results at the time of the screen. A Registered Nurse will adapt health Consultation and educational materials to individual re-

sults. Appointments can be made in advance by calling the office of Community Health Education at Charlevoix Area Hospital: (231) 547-8906 or by email: Walk-ins are always welcome.

Securro asked Dave how he gets his liens and he told him by phone or the radio. Item #8 on Agenda Treasurer’s Report Village Treasurer Amy Jo Kamyszek submitted reports presenting beginning and end balances of funds. General Fund starting balance $51,491.64 Ending $59,830.54 Major St. Fund starting balance $13072.26 Ending $12,531.59 Local St. Fund starting balance $11,507.92 E n d ing $10,445.62 Water Fund starting balance $80,442.80 E n d ing $78,332.15 Motion made by Dave Gillespie to accept treasurer’s report 2nd Bill Bricker all in favor. #9 on Agenda Presentation/Approval of Bills Motion made by Jim English to pay bills for $20,221.92 2nd Bill Bricker; All in favor. Item #10 on Agenda Other/Future Items 1) Motion made to keep Brandon McNamara working with Dave Carson for another month by Bill Bricker 2nd Tony Securro; 4 yes 1 no 2) Vic hart wants to extend driveway culvert okayed by council 3) Rudy Kondrat dropped off plans for the memorial at the honor roll for everyone to see. It looks nice as they are expanding what is already there. 4) We need to transfer money to the Local Street fund for paving project. Transfer the $10,000 for the sidewalk money, $13000.00 from land purchased form Village and $21,600 for Boyne Valley Township rent for the transfer station. Motion made to

transfer $44,600 from the General fund to the Local Street fund by JoAnn Bell 2nd Bill Bricker; All in favor. 5) Laura Snoeck wants to know about the trailer in front of EZ mart. We had sent them a letter so clerk to get her a copy of the letter. 6) Icon ran down a stop sign on the corner of Cherry Hill Rd and Railroad. Bill Carson to get the info on the and clerk to send them a bill. 7) Dennis Lenox at meeting. He is running for state house. Took some questions and explained what his plans are. 8) Dave and Susan Henning at meeting to see what council is going to do about the fence. Council received a letter from James Bellant and he wasn’t going to do anything with his fence til the other ones in town are taken care of. He was given ample time to fix the problem so council told Dave hague to go give him a ticket. 9) Discussion on Don Kinchole’s ditch in front of his property. Dave needs to fix it as it is pretty tore up and looks bad. Bill Carson to talk to Dave about fixing it. 10) Bill Carson told the Council about his discussion with the gas man from Atlas Gas Co. Atlas would like us to sign up for gas exploration. It is for a 16.67% royalty. The council gave the Village president, Bill Carson, permission to sign the lease agreement on behalf of the village. Meeting Adjournment Motion to adjourn at 8:45 pm by Jim English 2nd Bill Bricker; All in favor Minutes respectfully submitted by: Debra Taylor Village Clerk

Boyne City meetings Boyne City Planning Commission meeting July 19 New Business Chair Neidhamer reviewed the staff memo regarding the recommendations for reappointment of Dan Adkison, Jerry Douglas and Joe St Dennis. Prior to the meeting Jerry Douglas submitted a letter stating he did not want to be reconsidered for reappointment. 2010-7-19-7A Motion: Motion by Ellwanger, seconded by Crum Passed Unanimously to recommend the reappointment of Dan Adkison to the Planning Commission for an additional 3 year term expiring May 2013. Motion: Motion by Gardner, seconded by Crum Passed Unanimously to recommend the reappointment of Joe St. Dennis to the Planning Commission for an additional 3 year term expiring May 2013. Discussion of Sign Ordinance nonconforming signs and appeals: Planning Director McPherson reviewed his memo that was included in the agenda packet. He has recently received two requests for free stand-

ing commercial business signs in the TRD district, and the sign ordinance no longer has an appeal process that would allow the ZBA to consider any requests. It does allow the applicants to appeal to this board for an interpretation, however, does not give the board the ability to consider the approval of a sign in a district where it is not allowed. Board Discussion Lengthy discussion on what the board would like to see in the M 75 corridor. They would like to have some sort of individual consideration for signs, however, do not want to see the corridor cluttered,a nd would like to have the view corridor maintained. The current difficulty is for non-conforming commercial businesses in a residential district. The board would like to be able to consider some type of signage, however, like staff to create language for their review at the August meeting to provide for free standing signs of non conforming commercial business, and come up with size and illumination recommendations. Review proposed amendment of PID district: Planning Director McPherson gave

a review of possible transition from a strict Industrial Park to a Business Park which offers more flexibility in attracting businesses. He has spoken with the EDC, Chamber and Main Street Boards and they all agree that it would be a good idea to look at expanding this area into a business atmosphere. The deed restrictions for the park prohibits any retail, so looking at possibly adding facilities for medical and dental offices and or clinics professional offices and services, administrative, executive or editorial offices, general business, school for arts and crafts, photography and studios. Phase II of the Industrial Park, however, there is no new curb cuts or access onto M 75 so that may limit what type of offices would be attracted to the area. Board discussion about “accessory” retail or showrooms for existing businesses. This would allow them to have a small showrooms for existing businesses. This would allow them to have a small showroom in order to sell their products. This board’s recommendation is to have staff create additional language for business park uses with accessory retail and or show/rooms, and

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Boyne Area Worship Single-Tasking

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in our regular Euchre game. Jeff’s wife, Karen, warned him about doing the dancing by Jonathan Mays cards thing if we won again. Contributing Writer To which I replied, “You mean when we win again.” Kathy’s reply left a small Reverend Jonathan Mays bruise on my shin. pastors First Presbyterian Our conversation turned to Church, Boyne City, and rev- multi-tasking. Maybe it was els in the mystery of God’s the guy’s ability to dissect imponderable love. our last hand, gloat about Jeff and I had Karen and winning another game, make Kathy on the run once again

the two score cards dance a little victory dance, and dodge feet under the table all at the same time. We engaged briefly in the ongoing debate about whether women are really better at multi-tasking than men are. Then Karen said, “I don’t think our brains can really do more than one thing at a time. I think they just shift so quickly from one task to

Boyne City United Methodist to 3:00pm, and Thursdays from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Church

mer ‘work day’ has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 11. Workers should report to the church at 9 a.m. in work clothes. There are plenty of chores, both inside and outside the church! A celebration lunch will end the work day, perhaps at noon. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Please call 582-5045 for more information about the church programs.

another that we only feel like we’re doing more than one thing at a time.” I argued with her that of course the human brain can multi-task. After all, I could have a debate with her while simultaneously winning another hand and, ouch, almost avoid being kicked in the shin and tweak my sermon

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Schedules of Faith & Fellowship

Walloon Lake Community Church On Sunday, July 18, the Word and Worship will be at 9:00 and 10:45 AM. The Creative Kids Camp will present their program with Pastor Jason doing the sermon. There will be infant and toddler nurseries available during both services. The Orphan Ministry will meet at 3:45 PM at the Discipleship House. On Thursday, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7:00 PM. For more information, please call the church office. For more information, on Celebrate Recovery, please call Chuck at 231-9449324. For more information, please call the church office at 231-535-2288 or go on line at The weekly sermons are available to listen to or download online.

Boyne City United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 11 a.m. 324 South Park Street, Boyne City. Children’s programming held during service. Thursdays 10 a.m. Bible Study – always open – join anytime. Office are hours are Tuesdays from 8:00am to 3:00pm, Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, and Thursdays from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Phone – 231-582-9776

Christ Episcopal Reverend Gary Hamp will be guest celebrant for the 9 a.m. Eucharist service at Episcopal Church of the Nativity on Sunday, July 25. Immediately following the church service, a coffee hour will be held in the church basement. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Please call 582-5045 for more information about the church programs.


Boyne Falls United Methodist Church Boyne Falls United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 9:15 a.m. Located at 3057 Mill Street, Boyne Falls. Children’s programming held during service. Any questions can be answered by calling 231-582-9776. Office are hours are Tuesdays from 8:00am to 3:00pm, Wednesdays from 12:00pm

Boyne Valley Catholic Com-

Church of The Nativity Reverend Peggy Nattermann will be celebrant for the 9 a.m. Eucharist service at Episcopal Church of the Nativity on Sunday, August 1. Coffee and treats will be available in the church basement immediately after the service. The vestry will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 10. The sum-

Ministering Spiritual Gifts Seminar Ministering Spiritual Gifts (MSG) Seminar Dates: Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14, 2010 Pastor Perry and Lois Payne from Marion Christian Center Location: Reign of Grace Ministries, 1100 Boyne Ave “A”, Boyne City, MI 49712 There is a cry in the midst of the Church today for greater participation in God’s prophetic purposes. Many Christians are not satisfied with the “status-quo” and there is an intense desire to be trained and activated into ministries. Because of this hunger in the hearts of God’s people, Bishop Hammond formulated the “Manual For Ministering Spiritual Gifts.” Its purpose is not only to share vital Scripture teachings concerning the gifts of the Spirit, prophetic praise, and prophetic teams, but to also advance God’s people out of the realm of theory and bring them into a living experiential reality of God’s supernatural graces. Friday, August 13, 2010 Saturday, July 24, 2010 6:15 PM Registration 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (class) Registration Form NAME_________________________________________ PHONE _____________________ ADDRESS ____________________________________________________________ _____ CITY___________________________________STATE ____________  ZIP ____________ EMAIL_______________________________________________________ Paying by check: (Make checks payable to Reign of Grace Ministries) Paying by credit card: Please Circle: Discover / Visa / Master Card Credit Card #_____________________________________________________   Exp. Date ____/____    V-code______    Amount charged ________________    Name on card: ___________________________________________________ Signature: _______________________________________________________ Email Registration: (credit card) Please return this form and your registration fee to :       Reign of Grace Ministries P.O. Box 458 Boyne City, MI 49712


SENIOR HIGH YOUTH MINISTRY TO PARTICIPATE IN HABITAT EXPERIENCE: Members of the Boyne Valley Catholic Community Senior High Youth Ministry program will be working with Habitat for Humanity this summer. During the week of July 5th through the 9th, the BVCC youth ministry program will be working on building a home for Habitat of Humanity of Otsego County. They will be joined by members of the St. Joseph Youth Ministry program in West Branch. During the week they will be staying at the Bows Lake retreat center, where they will participate in Justice and Service programming in the evening. For more information on youth ministry at BVCC, please call the parish office at 231-582-7718

Mass during the boyne falls polish festival:

The annual Boyne Falls Polish festival will be held from August 8th through the 11th. On Sunday, August 11th, the 9:00 am Mass will be held at the tent at the fairgrounds. Please join us for this wondeful experience of worship. ST. MATTHEW PARISH FESTIVAL The St. Matthew Parish festival will be held on Sunday, August 22nd beginning at noon. The festival will include the famous polish dinner, a polka band with dancing, games for the kids and familes, raffle ticket drawing and a silent and live auction. Come joing the fun! Angel Food High quality food at a price you can afford. Help lower your food budget and/or buy a “box” for somebody else. EBT accepted. Order online or at our church. Delivery & pick up at our church also. Check our website for Order/Delivery times & dates. Feel free to give us a call! or www.angelfoodministries. com Send event info to editor@

Circle of Strength Circle of Strength Cancer Support Group(s), meet on the First Wednesday of every month At Charlevoix Area Hospital in the large classroom on the lower level of Hospital. Time: 10:30a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and on Beaver Island-Medical Center at the same time each month. The next meeting will be Wednesday, August 4, 2010. We will welcome anyone in the area to join us

for sharing, learning and making new friends. If you have been diagnosed with cancer now or in the past, if you are a family member of a person with cancer, or a friend and support person of someone with cancer, you will always gain something special from a meeting. We will be joining (via REMC-like TV live,) the support group on Beaver Island. We are in this together.

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Are Municipal Bonds Right for You?

Ruth Skop Manages Edward Jones Investments of Boyne City Tax season “officially” ended on April 15. Yet you can explore taxsmart investment opportunities all year round. And when you’re looking at the fixed-income side of your portfolio, you may want to consider two possibilities: municipal bonds and Build America Bonds. You’ve probably heard of municipal bonds, but you may not be familiar with how they work. You can find two key types of municipal bonds: General obligation bonds finance the daily operations of a municipality or school district, while revenue bonds finance hospitals, utilities, airports, affordable housing and other public works. So when you purchase a

“muni,” you are helping support a community. Of course, your investment will bring you some tangible benefits, too. First, you’ll receive regular interest payments. Furthermore, these payments typically are exempt from federal income taxes — and possibly state and local income taxes, too. If you’re in an upper income bracket, you may find munis to be especially valuable. (Keep in mind, though, that some “private activity bonds,” which are typically used to finance airports, housing or stadiums that can benefit private entities, may be subject to the alternative minimum tax, or AMT.) Build America Bonds (BABs) share some similarities with tax-free mu-

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nicipal bonds, although BABs are taxable investments. BABs provide capital to municipalities so that they can build or improve infrastructure, including schools, roads, public buildings and so on. The U.S. Treasury pays state or local government issuers a subsidy equal to 35% of the interest they pay investors for buying the bonds. BABs have proved quite popular among institutional investors, such as pension funds, that typically don’t benefit from tax-free municipal bonds. But are they right for you? It all depends on your individual situation. If you owned a BAB, your interest payments would be federally taxable, but you might get some state tax breaks if you live in the state where the bond is is-

sued. Many BABs have long-term maturities, which may not be a problem if you’re buying the bond for its steady interest payments and plan to hold it for its entire life. But if you think you might want to sell your bond before it matures, be aware that longer-term bonds, by their very nature, are subject to greater interest rate risk than shorter-term bonds — that is, longerterm bond prices will be more affected by interest rate movements. Furthermore, you’ll have to consider credit risk — the possibility that the issuer of your bond will default or be unable to make p a y ments. Remember, the

municipality issuing the bond, not the federal government, backs a BAB. Although past performance is not a guarantee of future results, municipal bonds’ historical default rates have been low. Ultimately, you’ll need to consult with your tax advisor before purchasing either a municipal bond or a BAB. Like all investments, they can provide you with benefits, but you need to be absolutely sure of what you’re getting. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Volunteer Connections an initiative of Char-Em United Way

Day of Caring, September 14 Non-profits in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties need you! Day of Caring, Tuesday, Sept. 14, is a one day service event for volunteers to assist non-profit organizations, schools, and government agencies with projects they just don’t have the resources to complete. Gather your family, friends, co-workers, or community group to form a volunteer team and find a project to get things done! 

Boyne City High School at Earl Brotherston Athletic Complex and are open to anyone entering 1st through 7th grades - approximately ages 6-11. Athletes/Parents must complete the registration form and waiver on the camp brochure and the completed forms must be accompanying the athlete when they report to camp (can pick up brochure and complete the forms at the camp site on the first day). The two day Skills camp will cost $20.00, checks payable to Boyne City football. Any questions contact David Hills at 675-5805. To register, go online to Sign up as a volunteer and search keywords “Day of Caring.” After you find a project you want to volunteer for, click “I’m interested in this opportunity” to let Char-Em United Way know and they’ll send you an e-mail to complete the match. All Day of Caring projects will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Volunteers should consider group size and availability when choosing a project. Char-Em United Way will be unable to match volunteer teams with a chosen project if there are conflicts with time availability or group size.


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Hospice volunteers needed for training programs Compassionate and caring individuals are needed to help two area hospice organizations meet the needs of patients and families facing end-of-life issues. Volunteer training programs are being held for both Hospice of Little Traverse Bay and Hospice of Northwest Michigan. Both organizations provide hospice services in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Cheboygan, and Otsego counties. Each program runs for six sessions, with most sessions meeting from 5-8 p.m. in the evening. A training hosted by Hospice of Northwest Michigan will take place in Charlevoix beginning Wednesday, August 18, 2010. The first two sessions in Petoskey, hosted by Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, August 21, 2010. The training sessions will include an orientation to hospice and discussion of the roles of volunteers. Each class will deal with a different aspect of training: grief and bereavement, death and dying, communication skills, understanding the family, spiritual care of the family, care and comfort measures, ethical is-

sues, and advanced directives. Volunteers are the backbone of our local hospices, providing in-home respite care, errands, companionship, activities, office assistance, and fundraising opportunities. Those interested in attending the upcoming volunteer training, or those seeking more information, should contact the Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, Volunteer Coordinator, Heath-

er O’Brien, at 231.487.7943, or Hospice of Northwest Michigan, Volunteer Coordinator, Cheri Hoffman, at 231.547.7659. About Hospice of Little Traverse Bay For over 25 years, Hospice of Little Traverse Bay (HOLTB), affiliated with Northern Michigan Regional Health System, has been providing end-of-life

and palliative care for residents of Charlevoix, Emmet, and parts of Antrim, Cheboygan, and Otsego counties. Hospice is patient/family-centered care. Families are given the tools to care for their loved one – hospice follows their lead, offering comfort and support along the way. HOLTB also offers a hospice residence in Petoskey called

Hiland Cottage. This is a seven-bedroom residence for patients whose caregivers can not manage their symptoms at home or for those who have no caregivers. HOLTB’s mission is to provide comfort, support, and end-oflife care as we would for our own loved ones. For more information about Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, please call 231.487.4825.

Rethinking entrees: Stepping up your menu By Julie Swanson Contributing Writer Ok, we are definitely ready to cook now! Last week we discussed the different rubs, marinades and pastes , as well as ingredients to keep in the “Barbecue Pantry”. So, we are now ready to make our main Entree. I am thinking that this is going to have to take about two weeks to get through all the wonderful recipes I would like to share with all of you. Lately I have been so hungry for grilled Salmon. The following is an absolutely magnificent recipe for a mesquite grilled salmon recipe. Mesquite Grilled Salmon 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Clove garlic, minced 2Tablespoons Lemon Juice 1teaspoon grated Lemon Peel 1/2 teaspoon Dried Dill Weed 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon salt ( I prefer Sea Salt) 1/4 teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper 4 salmon fillets, 3/4 to 1 inch thick (about 5 ounces each) Cover 1 cup mesquite chips with cold water; soak 20 to 30 minutes. Spray grid with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare grill for direct cooking. Combine oil and garlic in small microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute or until garlic is tender. Add lemon juice, lemon peel, dill, thyme, salt and pepper; whisk until blended. Brush skinless sides of salmon with half of lemon mixture.

Drain mesquite chips; sprinkle chips over coals. Place salmon, skin side up, on grid. Grill, covered, over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes; turn and brush with remaining lemon mixture. Grill 4 to 5 minutes or until salmon flakes when tested with fork. It isn’t often that I serve red meat at my house, but for a steak that you won’t forget. Try this. It is so very simple.... I must add, this recipe came from Miss Rachel Ray from

(about 3 inches thick) 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling, divided 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 pounds trimmed baby spinach, washed and spun dry Zest of 1 lemon, grated Juice of 1/2 lemon, or more to taste Freshly ground black pepper Coarse sea salt In a small bowl, combine the rosemary, sage, thyme, salt and pepper and mix well. Pat

a charcoal grill (use enough coals to keep the fire going for about 25 minutes). Place the steak on the grill, cover the grill and cook until the meat is well charred on the first side, 10-12 minutes. Turn and cook for 10-12 minutes on the second side, or until the internal temperature registers 120°F. Fiorentina is traditionally served rare; for mediumrare, cook until the center registers 125°F. Transfer to a carving board and let rest, un-

and salt and pepper to taste. Carve the fillet and the strip steak from the bone and slice the meat. Divide the steak among four plates, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt. Place the spinach next to the steak and serve immediately. So, we have a recipe for both fish and Steak, now we need one for chicken! You are going to be learning how to cook with a brick. Yes, I said BRICK. So, ask your husband

the Food Network. All I can say about this is INCREDIBLE!!! T-Bone Fiorentina with Sautéed Spinach 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 2 tablespoons kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper 1 3-3 1/2 pound T-bone steak

the steak dry and coat it all over with the herb mix. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over one side of the steak to moisten the herb mixture and rub it gently into the mixture so it will adhere to the meat. Turn the steak over and repeat on the other side with another tablespoon of olive oil. Place the steak on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and let stand for 30-60 minutes to come to room temperature. Meanwhile, pre-heat a gas grill or prepare a hot fire in

covered, for 10-15 minutes. Then, in a large, heavy pot, heat the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil over mediumhigh heat until very hot. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, just until golden. Add a few big handfuls of the spinach, sprinkle lightly with salt and cook, stirring or turning with tongs, just until wilted. Add the remaining spinach in batches, lightly seasoning each batch and stirring or turning just until wilted. Remove from the heat and add the lemon zest, juice

or go to the hardware and ask to buy a brick. You will be covering the brick in heavy-duty aluminum foil. Not only will you enjoy your meal, you will get MANY comments about cooking with a brick. I think you should try the recipe just to hear the comments you will get about it ( the brick). Enjoy and have fun with this one. Chicken Under a BRICK 1/4 cup chopped shallots 1 tablespoon chopped fresh

» FLAVORS, pg. 18

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treated at the hospital for minor injuries. JV Community Band The Jordan Valley Community Band’s summer series of concerts began on Thursday, July 1st and continue through each of the five Thursdays in July. The concerts will be presented at 7:30 PM in East Jordan’s downtown Memorial Park. The park’s band shell is near the town’s waterfront where its marina is located and where the famous Jordan River flows into Lake Charlevoix. Members of the band travel from towns in Charlevoix and Antrim counties to participate in each week’s concerts and range in age from students to senior citizens. The band’s repertoire will include a good representation of all concert band genres but concert goers will also be able to enjoy many familiar and everpopular marches. Saturday Bingo Game Boyne City American Legion - 302 South Lake Street 582-7811 - Come join your friends and neighbors for an inexpensive, and maybe profitable, evening of fun, entertainment and relaxation. - Play 39 games with 51 bingos - Traditional Pick your own hard cards – Paper specials + Michigan Progressive Jackpot - Open 3pm – Early birds at 5pm – Finish about 9pm - Smoke-free – Concessions Want to lose weight? Come join us for support. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Church of the Nazarene 225 W. Morgan St. Boyne City, Michigan 49712 on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. For more information call Evelyn at (231) 582-9495 Cycling Group Are You Interested in getting into Cycling ? Men and Women interested in cycling for exercise or pleasure will find the New Rider Group Ride appealing. The weekly Monday morning rides will focus on a short distance ( beginning at 8 to 10 miles and increasing during the season), slow pace (8-12 MPH), flat terrain and with minimal traffic. Learning bicycle safety and the “rules of the road” will be stressed. A snack stop is always included. A great way to

» BRIEFS, pg. 18

Challenge Mountain summer games Summer Games at Challenge Mountain Challenge Mountain announces its first annual Summer Games for people with special needs. The Games will be held on Friday, July 30. The Games will run 10-3pm at the organization’s adaptive recreation facility which is located at 2205 Springbrook Rd, Boyne Falls, MI 49713. Athletes will compete in numerous activities including archery, BB gun shooting, bocce ball, and hillbilly golf. Athletes are from all over the northern Michigan area, Gaylord, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, East Jordan, and Boyne City. Athletes have been training since June to either hone their skills or to learn these new skills and become proficient at them. Their hard work and dedication is evident in their greatly increased abilities. Challenge Mountain is extremely proud of them for not only how much effort has gone into this competition but also the dedication of the volunteers in-

volved. Volunteers include Dick Katz, Joanne Tracy, Maggi Taylor, Ardith Hawley, Dale Malusi, Jan Breithaupt, Monica Capelin, Trace Capelin, Competitors will get a chance to show off their skills and win medals in bb gun shooting, ladder golf, bocce ball, and archery. From Gaylord, Allen Beemus will be competing in archery and bb gun shooting, Eric Vary, archery and bb guns, Sean Blasius, archery and bb guns, Ray Chaffin, archery

and bb guns, Kyle Russell, bocce ball and bb guns, Steve Fenech, archery and bb guns, and Sara Beadle, bocce ball. Athletes from East Jordan include, Daryan Swanson, archery and bb guns, Jacob Swanson, archery and bb guns, Kendra Haesler, archery and bb guns, and Todd Hart, archery and bb guns. Emmet County athletes include the following, from Harbor Springs, Joshua Sundmacher, archery and bb guns and from Petoskey,

Jeff Glasscock, archery and bb guns. The public is welcome to come cheer on these very special athletes, day volunteers are welcome. Please call Sue at 231-582-1186 to volunteer or for more information. These games are made possible by the Oleson Foundation, Charlevoix County Community Foundation, Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Foundation, and Otsego County United Way.

2010 Challenge Mountain Golf Outing Fundraiser to Benefit Challenge Mountain Recreational Facility for the Physically Impaired and Mentally Challenged

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WHERE: Dunmaglas Golf Club 09031 Boyne City Road Charlevoix, MI 49720 (231) 547-4653

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REGISTRATION Players $80/person Mulligans $10 Player Space is Limited to the First 36 Teams Registered Early registration is due by July 31, 2009. Challenge Mountain is a 501-C (3) non prot organization. For more information about Challenge Mountain and its programs visit our website at hĴp://

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Ronny Cox to Perform at Aten Place

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Mountainside Grille Ronny Cox began his movie career as the guitar player who played “dueling Banjo” with the Appalachian boy on the backwoods Georgia front porch in the 1972 hit movie, Deliverance. Now with hundreds of other movies and TV roles under his belt, Ronny is pursuing his life-long love of music. His music is a study in easygoing amiability and unforced charisma while easily charming crowds with self-teasing humor, tart progressive insight, and a lulling Southwestern folk sound. Ronny’s repertoire is a smart mix of witty ditties, bluesy swing tunes, hearton-sleeve romances, and real-life anthems. Ronny will bring with him Karen Mal on fiddle and Radoslav Lorkovic on keyboards and accordion. The show is scheduled for Saturday, August 7 at 7:30 pm. Ronny’s eclectic taste in music is reflected in the variety of his

songs. His six CD’s reflect his love of music diversity, and showcase a wonderful acoustic mix of folk, western, jazzy-bluesy and just plain cornball stuff. Joining Ronny will be Austin, TX based Karen Mal, who has created a name for herself as a captivating singer, instrumentalist and songwriter. Ranging from charming to seductive, impressionistic to philosophical, her songs have brought her nationwide acclaim. Accompanying Ronny and Karen will be Croatia born Radoslav Lorkovic (Rad) who has forged his own musical career playing keyboard for greats such as Bo Ramsey, Greg Brown and Ellis Paul and Odetta. Having all three of these stand-alone performers join forces on the Aten Place stage will set a high-water mark for the venue. This is the must see performance of this summer’s schedule.


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Aten Place is located 1/2 mile south of Cherry Hill Road on Old Mackinaw Trail in Boyne Falls. The venue is a ninety-year old oak frame barn with seating for 180, overlooking the Boyne River valley, in the shadow of Boyne Mountain. Tickets are $25 for two and $15 for singles. Tickets go on sale at 6:30 pm the day of the concert, with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. Aten Place is a non-profit endeavor, and no food or beverage is sold on the premises. Many patrons bring snacks and desserts to share at intermission. There is also a covered picnic pavilion for those who wish to come early and enjoy the grounds and peaceful setting. For more information on this summer’s schedule go to www. or call Bill or Maxine Aten at 231-549-2076.


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This week in local politics Candidates for the Michigan 105th House seat (at left) debated in the Boyne Area last week. Don’t forget to vote on Aug. 3

NOW OPEN! Stop in for a chilitopped, grilled hot dog, chili fries or a big bowl of our Cincinnati-style chili!

Candidates for the District 5 Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners seat (above) are Bob Drebenstedt (orange shirt) and Jerry Kelts.

Is the Boyne Gazette the preffered newspaper of 105th Candidate Dennis Lennox? We don’t know, but he seems to be enjoying his read in this picture above.

Above, Randy Bishop, Bob Carr and Howard Walker are running for the 37th State Senate Seat.

307 Petoskey St. in Petoskey Mon - Sat: 11:30 am - 8:00 pm

At right, Mary Faculak keeps time during the recent Boyne City candidates forum while Jim Baumann asked questions of candidates for several local and state political seats. Above, 105th candidate Tim Boyko gets ready to debate his opponents.

12  Boyne City GAZETTE  July 28, 2010

Chamber News Welcome to the Boyne Business News, produced by the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce and the Boyne City Main Street Program and proudly brought to you each week by the Boyne City Gazette. Call the Chamber at (231) 582-6222 or Main Street at 582-9009. Dancin’ in the Streets returns to SOBO on July 29 SoBo, the South Boyne arts district, presents the 7th annual Dancin’in the Streets Thursday, July 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Sun Dogs will entertain just south

of the corner of Lake and Main Streets. The event is sponsored by CindiFranco’s cool stuff, Lake Street Market, Sun for the Soul, Tammy Cry McMillian PhD, American Total Security and Freshwater Studio. Organizer Cindi Mallin says, “Bring your chairs, grab a sandwich, put on your dancing’shows and join us for an evening of fun,”Dancin in the Streets will return Aug. 26 when The Sun Dogs will be performing again. Freshwater turns 1 Freshwater Studio will celebrate its first birthday party just before Dancin’ in the Streets, from 4 to 6 p.m. July 29. Stop in for a cupcake and check out their cool new air conditioning and latest art displays in the gallery at 217 S. Lake St. ‘Evening with the Phantom’ features stars from the past Boyne City performers and past high school Drama Department members are presenting an “Evening with the Phantom of the Opera” concert at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center for two nights, July 29 and 31. Donations will be accepted for next year’s BCHS Drama Department at intermission.Mike Houser, New York actor and present BCHS Drama director, will sing the Phantom; Zachera Wollenberg from Michigan State University’s theatre department, will sing

Christine; Shane Schmidt, a senior in the BCHS Drama Department, will sing Raoul. Other performers include Phyllis Hosier as Carlotta, Dawn Johnson as Madame Giry, Chase Petroelje as Firmin, Scott MacKenzie as Andre, Betsy Britton (Weber) as Meg and Bob Wollenberg as the auctioneer. Chorus members include Neil Britton Michael Britton, Billy Raveau, Mindy Giem (Stadt) and Andrew Schmittdiel. Future File: Summer Special events July 29 - Dancin’ in the Street, 300 block S. Lake St., 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 - Ride the Charx bike ride around Lake Charlevoix, Veterans Park Aug. 5-8 - Boyne Falls Polish Festival Aug. 14-15 - Antique Auto Show & Flea Market, Veterans Park

Aug. 4 - Trobones Plus Aug. 11 - Petoskey Steel Drum Band Aug. 18 - Lake Street Ramblers Aug. 25 - The Wild Turkeys

Market continues every Saturday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon in Veterans Park on Lake Street in Boyne City. Local cafters are also featured at the market. Regular market patrons are advised that on Saturday, Aug. 14, the Farmers Market is moving to Water and Lake streets in downtown Boyne City. This move is for one day only. The move is necessary because the Antique Car Show and Flea Market has for many years been in Veterans Park and there is not enough room in the park to accommodate both events. It was understood when the market moved to Veterans Park there might be one or two days each summer when the market would have to move. The Farmers

on your H.I.P. card, so you will essentially be receiving 20% off all of your purchases.”

PHOTOGRAPHER HONORED What’s happening at the For the second consecutive year East Boyne Arts Collective Jordan photographic artist Karen Walker The Boyne Arts Collective Arts Center is has been awarded the prestigious Interlocated at 210 S. Lake St. national > Three new artists will exhibit their Photographer of the Year designation work in the BAC art center now through from Professional Photographers of Aug. 5: Pat Terry - Ink & Watercolor, KarAmerica. Walker is one of approximately en Kimell - Pastels, Barbe Tulver - Acrylic 150 photographers world wide to attain & Ceramics this level of accomplishment and one of > June Storm‘s watercolor students will only a handful to receive the award two be showing their work, which will be for years in a row. Walker’s winning images sale Aug. 6-8. were drawn from her regular client work > BAC is in need of docents (volunteers) and included restoration of a historical to work the art center gallery through photo of East Jordan’s Porter home that the end of August. A quick training will be scheduled once a person signs up. Docents do not have to have experience Market will be part of the first annual working with art; the only requirement Downtown Summer Celebration on Satis a passion for art and we can teach you urday, August 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the rest. Please send anyone our way We will be setting the market up on the that wants to support the arts in the 100 and 200 blocks of Water Street and Boyne area. To sign up please call Jerry the 100 block of South Lake. In addition to the market, there will be sidewalk Douglas at 231-330-6723. > Martina Hahn and Jerry Douglas, two sales offered by downtown businesses, BAC board members, have been ac- children’s events, and music. The market cepted into the Grand Rapids Art Prize, will open at its usual 8 a.m. time and a world-wide competition starting Sept. we are asking all vendors to stay until 4 Art Prize is a huge honor and the BAC p.m. will be sending them off to compete was nearly destroyed in a fire last year. with an exhibit before they go. More The public is invited to celebration open NEWS BRIEFS Aug. 14 - Summer Celebration - music, details coming soon. HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY to inspired house Thursday, July 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. games, farmers market, sidewalk sales Local corn debuts at the Farmers Market; living, “a store about energy, expression at Karen’s Studio, 507 Water Street, East Aug. 19 - Business After Hours at Lynda’s Market will move downtown for one day and evolution,” located at 119 Water St. Jordan. Guests may register to win door only on Aug. 14 Real Estate, 5:30 p.m. Owner Leslie Neilsen said, “Whether you prizes and enjoy refreshements while Aug. 26 - Dancin’ in the Street, 300 block Boyne City Farmers Market manager visiting the newly expanded gallery Mark Contrucci reports that three local are a new customer or one that has that area. S. Lake St., 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4 - Rotary Labor Day Car Show, farmers brought the first local corn of been with us from the beginning, we Veterans Park deeply appreciate each and every one of BUSINESS AFTER HOURS will be hosted Sept. 4 - Red Fox Regatta, Veterans Park you for allowing us to do what we love by Lynda’s Real Estate Service in their Sept. 5 - Labor Day Drag Races, Boyne new location at 27 S. Lake St. at 5:30 to do. As a City Airport Judy Harrison performs at p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19. Future dates and next gazebo concert token of our appreciation, if you come in locations are: Sept. 16 at the Charlevoix Judy Harrison and High Impact, a “highanytime during the next week (7/21 - Area Humane Society, 614 Beardsley St.; energy, country band with an attitude,” 7/28) and wish us a“Happy Anniversary” Oct. 14 at Local Flavor Coffee & Books, will perform at the weekly Evenings we will give you an immediate 10% off 125 Water St. The Nov. 11 date is open; at the Gazebo concert at 6:30 p.m. interested businesses should contact the all of Wednesday, July 28, at Old City Park. The the season to the market Wednesday. Chamber if they are interested in hostcountry/pop band is based in Traverse The Farmers your purchases plus put your purchases ing. City and has been together since 1997. Bring your lawn chairs, and leave your dogs at home. The Boyne Area Chamber is able to present these free concerts thanks to donations accepted at each concert and the generosity of many It’s that time of year again - Dancin’ in the Streets! local sponsors. The free concert series continues We are finding that this event is bringing people into town a day earlier just on Wednesday evenings through so they can attend! the summer:

Dancin’ in the Streets!

Last year’s event brought in more people than ever to the SOBO Arts District.


7th Annual Dancing in the Streets:

Boyne’s Premiere Dance Event of the Summer! Right now we are planning Thursday July 29th and August 26th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. We will close off the Lake Street from Main to Pine, in front of CindiFranco’s and Lake Street Market. The Sun Dogs would like to perform for both the July & Aug. concerts. Restaurants are encouraged to provide samples of their specialties for the crowd, picnic baskets are encouraged and fun is ont he menu! Bring a chair, your dancing shoes and settle in for an evening of good music, good friends and community good will! Join us for this free event - everyone needs a little night music!

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Chamber News CANCER SUPPORT - Circle of Strength Cancer Support Groups, HOST THE CHAMBER BOARD The Boyne Area Chamber continues to meet on the First Wednesday of move its board meetings at member every month At Charlevoix Area businesses and is looking for others who Hospital in the large classroom on the lower level of Hospital from would like to host a board meeting. Recent hosts have been Café Sante, Lav- 10:30a.m. to noon and at Beaver ender Hill Farm and Points North Print- Island Medical Center at the same ing. If you would like to host a meeting, time each month. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Aug. 4. We will call the Chamber at 582-6222. welcome anyone in the area to join BLOOD DRIVE - St. Matthew Catholic us for sharing, learning and making Church will host a blood drive for the new friends. If you have been diagnosed with cancer now or in the past, if you are a family member of a person with cancer, or a friend and support person of someone with cancer, you will always gain something special from a meeting. SUMMER CELEBRATION Boyne City Main Street’s Promotions Committee is planning a Summer Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 14 on Water and Lake Streets. American Red C ross from 12 to 5:45 The Farmers Market will be part of the celebration, moving downtown p.m. Monday, Aug. 16. that day because the Antique Auto CHALLENGE MOUNTAIN will hold a Show and Flea Market will be held golf outing at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8 that weekend in Veterans Park. at Dunmaglas Golf Club. The fund- Summer Celebration will also inraiser will benefit Challenge Moun- clude indoor and outdoor Sidewalk Sales, music from 1 to 4 p.m., kids tain, a recreational games and bouncers, and a chilfacility for the physically iImpaired dren’s Fun Run. Kathy Anderson is organizing kids’ and mentally challenged. Entry fee of $80 includes golf, cart, lunch and dinner. Click here for more information and an entry form. SUMMER FESTIVAL Boyne Valley Catholic Community will hold a Summer Festival from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22 at St. Matthew Church, 1303 Boyne Ave., Boyne City, “The event fea-

games and “make and take” activities; businesses interested in participating are encouraged to call her at 582-7930. HOW TO START A BUSINESS classes are held monthly, sponsored by the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance. The next class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 28 at the tures polka music for dancing and NLEA Office in Boyne City. The ses“Ma’s Polish Dinner,” on sale at $10 sion, presented by Wendy Wieland, for adults, $9 seniors, $5 children NLEA/SBTDC Business Consultant will acquaint participants with the and free for those under 4. Kids games and a blow-up castle process and the tools needed to beand slied will be available as well gin developing a new business. The as popcorn, pop, hot dogs and raffle fee is $20 and you must pre-register by calling 582-6482. drawings at 2:30 p.m.

very happy to return, having BCHS Benefit “An Evening with the Phantom” worked in Prudential’s Petoskey office for the past three years. “Boyne City is where I’ve always wanted to be. I love that every-

benefits BCHS Drama Boyne City performers and past high school Drama Department members are presenting an “Evening with the Phantom of the Opera” concert at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center for two nights, July 29 and 31. Mike Houser, New York actor and present BCHS Drama director, will sing the Phantom; Zachera Wollenberg, from Michigan State University’s theatre department, will sing Christine; Shane Schmidt, a senior in the BCHS Drama Department, will sing Raoul, along with many local Boyne City theatre artists in other main roles and chorus. Donations will be accepted for next year’s BCHS Drama Department at intermission. Collective Soul, comics, Sunshine Band coming to Odawa Casino Resort in Petoskey has a diverse, end-of-the-summer concert series beginning with Collective Soul on Aug. 7. If you need a comedic break, come out to the Native Comedy show, Aug. 13, at 8. Charlie Hill, Larry Omaha, and James & Ernie will have you laughing all night. KC and the Sunshine Band will be performing their classic mix of funk, R&B and disco hits on Aug. 28. Their most famous songs include disco hits “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “Shake Your Booty,” “I’m Your Boogie Man,” and “Get Down Tonight.” Tickets are $35 and $40. Visit upcoming-shows for more information and to reserve your seats, or visit the box office, open the day of the show from 2 to 9 p.m. Business PRUDENTIAL PREFERRED PROPERTIES welcomes Karen Colburn to their Boyne City office. A resident of Springbrook Hills, Karen began her career in Boyne City with Boyne Realty and is

Summer Celebration will also include indoor and outdoor Sidewalk Sales, music from 1 to 4 p.m., kids games and bouncers, and a children’s Fun Run. Kathy Anderson is organizing kids’ games and “make and take” activities; businesses interested in participating are encouraged to call her at 582-7930. Farmers Market FARMERS MARKET continues every Saturday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon in Veterans Park on Lake Street in Boyne City.

Computer Classes where I go I run into someone I know. This is a meet and greet COMPUTER CLASSES are free at town, and I’m thrilled to be the Boyne District Library from back.” You can reach Karen at: or 231-622-9755. FREE CREDIT COUNSELING Do you know your credit score? What does your credit score mean? Is your credit helping or hurting you? What is a credit report and what can it do for you? Find out at Northern Shores Loan Fund’s first free Financial Education Workshop. Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc. will hold its first free financial education workshop in establishing and rebuilding credit on Aug. 4. The workshop is the first of several topic-targeted workshops that Northern Shores will conduct to support its mission of providing loan funding and developmental services to entrepreneurs throughout Northern Michigan. The credit workshop will begin with pizza at 5 p.m. followed immediately by a fun, informative workshop on understanding and rebuilding credit from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Space is limited – reserve your seat by July 28. Contact Northern Shores Loan Fund for more information at 547-6753.

1 to 2 p.m. on Fridays through the summer. For information call Ron Grunch, 582-6974. Business Classes HOW TO START A BUSINESS classes are held monthly, sponsored by the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance. The next class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 28 at the NLEA Office in Boyne City. The session, presented by Wendy Wieland, NLEA/ SBTDC Business Consultant will acquaint participants with the process and the tools needed to begin developing a new business. The fee is $20 and you must pre-register by calling 582-6482 or emailing

SUMMER CELEBRATION Boyne City Main Street’s Promotions Committee is planning a Summer Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 14 on Water and Lake Streets. The Farmers Market will be part of the celebration, moving downtown that day because the Antique Auto Show and Flea Market will be held that weekend in Veterans Park.

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IByron n support of our local and national veterans, we are honored to host a weekly section of George Lasater’s “Charlevoix County’s Contribution to World War II.” This week, we feature “Bud” Neidhammer, a local World War II veteran. Copies of this book are available at The Local Flavor, the proceeds from which go to benefit and honor the veterans of the area.

Neidhamer, Byron T. (Bud) Bud’s personal recollection of the war. September 1944 – September 1946: On Easter Sunday, April 1 1945, we found out troops had landed on Okinawa with our ship about five days away. As we approached the island, we on board became aware of the tremendous number of ships involved. Ships of all kinds were stretched out for as far as we could see. The 500 replacement troops aboard our ship were all hoping that we would stay aboard until morning. No such luck. We were told to disembark immediately, so within minutes, we were going over the sides and down cargo nets into waiting Landing Craft Tanks and headed for shore about a half mile away. As soon as the last man was off, our ship left for open water because of the threat of kamikaze attacks. As we landed, we were told to disperse along the beach, dig a foxhole and stay in it until daylight, at which time

we would be assigned to our respective units. At dawn we were assigned and sent walking in the direction that our outfit was located. The stench of dead flesh hovered over the island, originating from farm animals and dead Japanese soldiers. The stench was overwhelming. The Okinawa natives do not consider themselves Japanese and the Japanese soldiers considered the natives an inferior sub-culture. Most of the natives were farmers. Oak and pine trees were plentiful. Much of the battle took place on the rolling farm land. Valleys existed between the gentle hills, which made it very difficult to advance considering the enemy was always defending high ground. The Japanese proved to be

very formidable enemy, using clever battle tactics combined with a tenacious resolve. Very surprisingly, there was little resistance—only sporadic rifle and mortar fire. The U.S. strategy was to capture two airfields, which were approximately mid-island, then continue to cross the island, cutting the Japanese defenders into two parts. The crossing went well with very little resistance. The two Marine divisions then turned north and the two Army divisions turned south. It was at this point that the battle turned very heated for the two Army divisions, whereas the Marines turned north and met little resistance for a distance of about 30 miles. Once the north end of the island was secured, the two Marine divisions returned south and lined up with the two Army divisions already in place. This established a four-division front line. Following the bombardment from the off-shore ships, 260 Historical Memories: Boyne City Area two waves of 120 planes each started the process of strafing the beach area. At mid-morning the amphibian tanks landed, along with the Marine and Army infantrymen. Except for an occasional mortar shell or a sniper bullet, the landing personnel met no resistance. By 10:00 a.m., both airfields were taken without a shot fired, a goal that was four days ahead of schedule. It is appropriate at this point to make a statement about the role of the infantry in any war. It is chiefly infantrymen who are placed in mortal contact with the enemy. Of the eleven million U.S. uniformed men and women in 1945, only about five percent served in infantry combat divisions. Those who were in uniform but never saw combat remained innocent of war’s misery. Even on Okinawa, the large majority of support personnel behind the enemy lines had little knowledge of he infantry’s role. Decent men on both sides are reduced to brutal existence of violent death, terror, fatigue, cruelty and filth. The four of us learned later that we were joining a very elite regular army unit that had previous campaigns: Attu, Kwajalene, Leyte and now Okinawa. We also learned that we were partially replacing eleven casualties who were killed the day before by friendly fire from a low flying fighter plane. The front lines were always marked with orange panels approximately five by thirty feet. The costly error happened because the pilot was confused as to which side of the panel the enemy was located on. The company that we were joining was dug in about a thousand yards behind the front lines. It was a grim scene meeting our comrades for the first time. Everyone had week-old beards; they were unsmiling and caked with dirt from head to foot. The BAR man had been wounded the day before and I was arbitrarily assigned to the BAR because of my size. The BAR weighs considerably more than the M-1, the standard infantryman’s weapon. We were temporarily out of range of rifle and mortar fire but still vulnerable to artillery. The enemy was using their big artillery guns in a very unique way. The guns were mounted on tracks inside of man-made caves. At odd times, they would be wheeled out, fired, and then wheeled back, protected from return fire. Usually five to ten rounds were fired before retreating back into the protective caves. This strategy prevented any effective return fire. The Okinawa battle utilized artillery much in the way they were used in the European theatre. For two weeks, Company B followed the described pattern of digging in at night, slowly advancing during the day, and then repeating. As we advanced, many dead Japanese soldiers were passed by, bloated and covered with maggots, indicating that the enemy was unable to, or uninterested in, recovering their casualties. There were also many, many native casualties. They came out of their protective caves at night and started walking north where there was some relief from the raging war. Flares lighted the nights from both camps, which were of help to the stumbling civilians. The old and the very young made up most of the night travelers since all others had been conscripted into the battle by the Japanese. Night time was difficult; the was towed through the water to collect the mines. The mines were then exploded by contact with the sled or by using the ship’s guns to shoot the mines. Minesweepers operated in advance of the invasions, usually at night to avoid the Japanese shore batteries. Like most veterans’ experiences, life on ship was filled with long, boring, hot days spent floating around the South Pacific, punctuated by very frightening invasions and dangerous missions clearing mines under the cover of a battleship’s 16-inch guns. John said these guns created a noise that was unforgettable. We have pictures of life on the ship, which looks pretty serene with the jungle islands in the background and the Filipinos and islanders paddling up to the ship in dugout canoes. As a Chief Pharmacist Mate, John’s responsibility would have been for the health of the crew. John was a cleaning/neat freak, and he told a story of his first few weeks on board YMS-9, organizing and cleaning the ship from top to bottom, including the bilges, which apparently was a nasty job. My brother and I heard this story every time we complained about a task or tried to shirk duty. The men also would swim off the ship to cool off and take turns standing guard with a rifle, fending off sharks.He also amputated a portion of aman’s hand, which had been injured. The service record of battles and operations he participated in is textbook in respect to the island “hopping” campaign General Mac Arthur devised to retake the Philippines. They include: - New Herbrides 1944

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New Caledonia 1944 - Aitape, New Guinea 1944 - Leyte Gulf, Luzon 1944 - San Antonio Bay, Luzon 1945 - Subic Bay, Luzon 1945 - Manila Bay and Corregidor Island,

Luzon 1945 - Zamboanga, Mindanao 1945 - Cebu Harbor, Cebu 1945 - Polloe Harbor, Mindanao 1945 - Davao Gulf, Mindanao 1945 Duty aboard minesweepers was dangerous. The minesweepers had to troll on very close to shore under fire of the Japanese onshore, from bomber and fighter planes above and the mines floating in the water beneath them. As well, many minesweepers were lost in storms due to their small size, including all twelve of a YMS Squadron preparing for the invasion of Okinawa. After their marriage, John and Marie (Mary Margaret McNamara) moved to Boyne City in 1949, where they established his Chiropractic Clinic. He practiced in Boyne for 26 years until his death in 1975. He was very active in the Boyne Athletic Boosters, Boyne City Little League and St. Mathews Church. Children: Andy and Dan Schmittdiel Awards: Philippine Liberation Medal (1Bronze Star) Asiatic-Pacific Theatre (3 stars) American Theatre Medal Victory Medal Good Conduct Medal Historical Memories: Boyne City Area

Shubert, Michael T. Michael was a student for priesthood at Notre Dame University. When he graduated and became a priest, he was anxious for a church assignment, but the leaders of the school wanted to assign him as an instructor due to his ability to speak five languages. When he was drafted, the Army was very anxious to utilize his linguist skills. Smith, A. Gregg Gregg became the first Charlevoix County man called to active duty with the U.S. Navy under Roosevelt’s “National Emergency Proclamation,” serving in North Atlantic neutrality patrol, 9/40 – 12/40. He was ordered to Northwestern University for officer’s training and commissioned as Ensign March 14, 1941. Gregg was married to former Margaret Gallagher, St. James, Beaver Island, March 27, 1941. 4/41 joined the USS Sepulga as deck officer and communications officer. En-route to Pearl Harbor, when the Japanese attacked, he was aboard the first ship to enter the ravaged scene from stateside. In January 1942 he was with the first U.S. force to penetrate the South Pacific with Operation Bobcat and for 30 months ranged the sea frontiers from Aruba to New Zealand to Alaska. Due to extensive war experience, he served briefly as precommissioned training officer for 8 months at San Francisco where his first son, Gregory, was born, 5/2/44. Back to sea in 1944, he was 1st Lieutenant and Damage Control officer of the USS Ocklawaha, a water ship ordered to duty with the amphibs, which was actually a newlylaunched oil tanker specially armed for Pacific island hopping. Returning from the Kwajalein invasion, he be-

came XO of the Ocklawaha, a post he was to hold for the next 13 months in 7 more invasions that concluded with Lingayen Gulf. Returning stateside when his ship went in for hull repairs, Gregg became commanding officer of the ship, but was transferred to Long Beach Naval Hospital for medication and surgery. Stolt, Robert Miss Marie Koteskey, future wife of Bob, went to Lansing during the war at age 18 and worked at Oldsmobile in Lansing making 155-mm shells for the Army. After the surrender, Tech-4 Stolt was assigned as motor pool Sergeant near Dachau Concentration Camp. He observed the crematories and stains where the corpses were staked like cord wood. While stationed there, he was responsible for transporting prisoners and witnesses during the Dachau trials. Tech-4 Stolt saw several of the German jets after they had been destroyed. Yorktown, in action against enemy Japanese forces in the vicinity of French Indo China, on January 12, 1945. Participating in a flight against hostile shipping, LT. Cdr. Joynt scored two direct rocket hits to explode and sink an enemy freighter transport, thereby contributing to the success of the mission. By his skill as an airman and devotion to his duty, Lt. Cdr. Joynt upheld the highest tradition of the United States Naval Service.” Joynt, Tom V. Taken from newspaper: After circling over East Jordan once, “Baby Doll,” a brand new B-29, flew away and a few minutes later came roaring up from the south at low altitude, right up (if you must be technical, we mean “above”) Main St., Saturday afternoon, July 7, at 12:30 p.m. To add to this thrill, Sergeant Tom V. Joynt, an East Jordan boy, dropped a note which lit in the tall grass and thistles at the rear of Strehl’s Garage. As everyone had their eye on the plane, no one knew the exact spot it lit, and only after a half hour search by a dozen people, was it finally located by Wayne Lawrence, who incidentally, leaves for induction July 17th. The note, which was enclosed in an ice cream box to which a 20-foot length rope and a large rag were attached, was addressed to his sister, Mrs. Sam Malone, reads as follows: “We are on a mission and just had to show you our new plane before leaving this country. A B-29 given to us by the war bonds of the 7th War Loan. “Am rather skeptical at this being found – We are over Kansas right now (9:30 a.m.). My pilot, Captain William E. Ball, said he would go as low as would be safe. We have named our plane “Baby Doll.” Hello to everyone in East Jordan and a special hello to my buddies Frank Strehl, Harry Watson and all the rest. “Tell Paul Lisk I wish I could get him a ride in this big iron bird or flying hotel. Big, wasn’t it?” SGT. THOMAS V. JOYNT 461st Bomb Sq.346th Bomb Gr. V. H.Pratt, Kansas Right gunner crew “4” This note, together with its container, etc. was immediately hung on display in the Herald office and, judging by the hundreds of people who viewed it, attracted as much attention as though the B-29 itself “were in the window.” The B-29, according to a newspaper article, has a wing span of 141 feet. Thanks a lot, Tom, for you and your crew making East Jordan’s first view of a B-29 possible. The citizens of your old home town sure appreciate it. Historical Memories: Families Kelley, Robert Robert’s wife Dorothea remembers Charlevoix during WWII and was complemented by this writer for her love for Robert and waiting throughout the war for him even though she was only a student in Charlevoix High School. Her witty comment was, “love had nothing to do with it; there were no boys left, they were all off fighting the war. When we went to dances we girls danced together.” Both Mr. and Mrs. Kelley had a twinkle in their eyes. Kirby, Cecil Eugene While stationed in Guam, Cecil noticed a Navy Hospital Air Evacuation plane and his sister, Ensign Reva Jane Kirby, was on board as a flight nurse. They had a wonderful visit in the middle of the war in the Pacific. Kirby, Reva Jane and Nickolas, Arlyne Reva and Arlyne were lifelong friends, growing up together in Boyne City, graduating from high school together and enrolling and graduating from nursing school together. They were commissioned on the same day as ensigns in the United States Navy Nursing Corps. Arylne’s daughter married Reva’s son. Klooster, Jacob (Jake) Jake participated in three major invasions: Invasion of North Africa: After the invasion, Jake’s unit was assigned to a “grave registration unit” to rescue U.S. soldiers who had been killed in action. Jake shared with his family how disgusted he was that the bodies of the soldiers had been robbed by the Arabs of their equipment and personal valuables. The bodies were so decomposed that they had to wrap them in chicken wire before burying them. Invasion of Italy: Jake advised his family that during the invasion all of his company was either killed in action or wounded in action except six of his buddies. Jake’s unit participated in the advance on Monte Cassino and observed the ultimate bombing of the Cassino by the Allied aircraft. Jake recalled that during the advance they feared the German 88s the most of all the artillery. Invasion of Southern France: During the invasion, Jake received the Silver Star in Germany near the Siegfried Line. Jacob Klooster, 36173761, Private First Class, Company B, 111th Engineer Combat Battalion, for gallantry in action on 22 March 1945 in Germany. Private First Class Klooster and five comrades were assigned the mission of blowing enemy pillboxes in the Siegfried Line so that the infantry troops could penetrate the strongly fortified defenses.

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Ethel L. Cassie (November 9, 1918 - July 16, 2010) Ethel L. Cassie, 92, of Topinabee, passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 under loving attention at Tendercare of Cheboygan. A resident of Topinabee since 1977, moving from Redford, MI, Ethel was born November 9, 1917 in Calumet, the daughter of George and Lucille (Moyle) Maddick. Growing up in Detroit, she was a graduate of Redford High School, and on November 24, 1937, she married Charles Cassie, who preceded her in death in 1977. She was a charter member and active member of the Berean Bible Church in Topinabee and was employed at the Topinabee Library for several years. Baking was her hobby yet making everyone feel special and sharing her faith were her gifts. Her daughter, Donna Cassie preceded her in death in 1962. Surviving are her son, Charles (Kathryn) Cassie of Fenton, her daughter, Joyce (James) Palmer of Topinabee, 5 grandchildren, James (Patricia) Palmer, of Gaylord, David Palmer of Roseville, William (Julie) Palmer of Temperance, Heather (Dennis) Farrell of Fenton, and Jeannie (Mark) McDonald, also of Fenton, 9 great grandchildren, Jennifer (Steve) Robbins, Samantha, Nicole, Elizabeth, and Christopher Palmer, and Cassie, Rebecca, and Jordan McDonald, Grace Farrell and 2 great great grandchildren, one brother, Jim (Rosetta) Maddick of Canton, Marlene Bowe of Roseville, and Carol Hardt of Berkley, and several special nieces and nephews. She was pre-

ceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles, a daughter Donna, two sisters, Alice Hoppe, and Dolores Upton, and a brother, Bill Maddick. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM with visitation at 11:00 AM. Reverend David Gearhart will be officiating at the Berean Bible Church in Topinabee. Rosanna “Dannie” Kitchen (January 28, 1923 - July 16, 2010) Rosanna “Dannie” Kitchen, 87, of Cheboygan, passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 at Hancock Haven Retirement Village in Cheboygan, where for the last 2 1/2 years she received excellent care and made many wonderful friends. Rosanna was born January 28, 1923 in Riggsville, the daughter of Lewis and Mary (Smith) Tallman. On March 23, 1946 in Cheboygan, she married Harvey Kitchen, who preceded her in death in 2000. She was a graduate of County Normal School, and taught for several years at Weadock School in Munro Township. She later was employed at Citizen’s National Bank as a teller in 1945. After several years she left the bank to work various other jobs and returned to Citizen’s Nation Bank until her retirement in 1979. She served as Beaugrand Township Clerk for 10 years, and enjoyed knitting, bowling, and crocheting, and was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary Surviving are her children, Kenneth (Pam) Kitchen, Richard (Sandy) Kitchen, and Sharlayne (Bernard) Grawey, all of Cheboygan, and Clifford (Juanita) Kitchen of Colorado, 8 grandchildren, 7

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great grandchildren, a sister in law, Alice Tallman of Cheboygan, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harvey, an infant daughter, Nancy, a grandson, Mitchell Grawey, four sisters, Ruby Elya, Rhoda Terrian, Helen Dow, and Dorothy Elyea, and six brothers, Clarence, Everette, Edwin, Melvin, Clifford, and Harold Tallman. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 20, from 2-4pm, and 6-8pm, at the Christian Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 21, at 11:00 am, also at the funeral home, with Rev. Trevor Herm officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Straits. Friends and family wishing to share condolences and memories of Rosanna are invited to sign an online register book at www.

and enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting, and sewing. Surviving are her five daughters, Denise (Don) Clark of Cheboygan, Carol (Joseph) Michael of Indian River, Maureen Smith, also of Cheboygan, Jennifer (Gerry) Manion of Rochester Hills, and Janine (Duane) Walker of Fowlerville, 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, a sister, Dolores Poniatowski of Grand Rapids, 2 brothers, Paul Syrek and Raymond (Dolores) Syrek, also of Grand Rapids, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Maurice, an infant son, William, and a sister, Betty Swift. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 19 at 5-8 pm, with a Scripture Service beginning at 7 pm, at the Christian Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 20 at 1 pm, with visitation beginning at noon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Riggsville. Rev Paul Megge will officiate, burial will be at Mullett Burt Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, Hospice of the Straits, or the charity of one’s choice. Those wishing to share condolences and memories of Ester are invited to sign an online register book at The Christian Funeral Home is caring for the family.

Esther T. Smith (October 25, 1924 - July 17, 2010) Esther T. Smith, 85, of Topinabee, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010 at her home. A resident of Topinabee since 1988, moving from Grand Rapids, Esther was born October 25, 1924 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Paul and Johanna (Groters) Syrek. On January 8, 1949 in Grand Rapids, she married Maurice Smith, who preceded her in death 1997. In addition to raising her family, she was employed at several factories in Grand Rapids, Mt. Clemens, and Richmond for Roberta Babcock many years. She attended (October 11, 1936 - July 18, Sacred Heart Catholic 2010) Church and Cross in the Roberta J. Babcock 73 Woods Catholic Church, Roberta Babcock age 73

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of Bois Blanc Island, died Sunday July 18, 2010 . Roberta was born in Kalkaska, Michigan October 11, 1936 the daughter of Cecil and Leona (Brodock) Calkins. Following graduation from High School, Roberta married Victor Babcock, June 9,1956 in Kalkaska. The Babcocks moved to Bois Blanc and have made the island their home for the past 54 years. Roberta loved the island life and enjoyed visting with her friends and neighbors. She enjoyed her daily devotions and feeding the birds as well as cooking and baking and doing embroidery. Survivors include her husband Victor, sons Mark (Terry Rodloff) of Bloomfield Hills and Tony (Chris) of Port Huron, 2 grandchildren; Nathan and Cameron, one brother James (Roberta) Calkins of Spring Arbor and a sister Dana (Robert) Ingersoll Jr of Fife Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 21, 2010 at the Nordman Funeral Home from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10:30 am at

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FROM PAGE 16 the funeral home. A Service will be held on Bois Blanc Island at 3:30 pm also on Thursday with Rev Kim Conant officiating at both services. Burial will take place in Woodland Glen Cemetery on the island. Those wishing to share online condolences may do so at Marc Donald Moore (July 2, 1974 - July 19, 2010) Marc Donald Moore, age 36, of Boyne City died unexpectedly July 19th, 2010 at his apartment in Boyne City. He was born to Donald and Kathy Moore on July 2nd, 1974, in Petoskey. He grew up in Boyne City and graduated from Boyne City High School in 1992. Surviving Marc are his children, Marc Jr. and Andrew; parents Donald and Kathy of Boyne City; sister, Michelle (Tom) Reid of East Jordan; brother, Matthew (Amanda) of Petoskey; nephews Joshua, Tyler, Tommy & Ben and nieces Kortenay & Caitlyn, his special pet Alvin, many uncles & aunts, and many other friends. A memorial service will

MEETING from Pg5 set up a public hearing for the August Meeting. USBS Sustainability Urbanism course observations and commendations Planning Director McPherson reviewed the assessment that was done during the tour of the city and reviewed the recommendations with the board. Boyne City is already doing or has done a lot of the items that were being recommended. The City Commission has asked staff to provide them with a breakdown of where the city is at with the recommendations. This board will also get a copy of the report. Trees and sidewalks were discussed by the board as a part of the report. Staff Report Partnership for Change has an on line survey that will run through the remainder of the week. There will be one more joint meeting, which all three municipality planning members were encouraged to attend, will discuss implementation and each individual municipalities plans. McPherson hopes to continue the working relationship the city has with Boyne Valley and Wilson Townships. Planning Director McPherson received an email from Patrick Coleman, AICP with the Winter Cities Institute; he was impressed with the section in our Master Plan that dealt with the winter cities. He was wondering why he was not acknowledged in our plan as he was the one who authored this article a couple of years ago. Changes will be made and his contributions will be acknowledged. Good of the Order: Inquired if the city was successful in pur-

be held 11:00 am, Friday, July 23, 2010 at Stackus Funeral Home in Boyne City with a gathering of family and friends being held from 10:00 am until the time of service Friday. Pastor Jim Jordan will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family for a fund to be set up donated to a charity in memory of Marc. Norman G. Miller (November 22, 1916 - July 19, 2010) Norman George Miller, 93, a lifelong resident of Petoskey, died Monday, July 19, 2010 at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. He was born November 22, 1916 to John and Minnie (Stolt) Miller. During WWII he served 3 1/2 years with the US Army and was awarded three purple hearts. He was a long time employee of the Perry Oil Company, selflessly giving his time to customers and clients. Norm’s long life enabled him to be recognized as the longest member of the First Presbyterian Church. Norm met Marcia Griffen, a Petoskey High School teacher, after returning home from his military service. They were married on June 14, 1947. They raised their three children in a brick house chasing the lots at the corner of Sidney St and Front St. Yes, the property was purchased. One Water Marina- great use of the docks; it has brought larger boats into our area to eat at the restaurants, shop in the stores, and purchase fuel. At this time, Catt Development will not be at the next meeting, however, he will be before this board, possibly early fall, to present his site plan with possible minor changes. Boyne City is the “hot spot” that everyone in Northern Michigan is talking about. We are doing the right things! Adjournment Motion: The next regular meeting of the Boyne City Planning Commission is scheduled for August 16, 2010 2010-7-19-10 Gardner moved, Neidhamer seconded, Passed Unanimously a motion to adjourn the meeting a 6:25 pm. July 12 Boyne City Local Development Finance Authority Minutes Park Improvements City Manager Cain reporter that a PreConstruction meeting will be held Wednesday, July 14th for the park improvement project. The curb, gutter and pathway work is scheduled to start late this summer. The state has suggested that Chase Bank and Great Lakes Energy close their drives of M-75. MDC is the contractor for this project. The board also inquired if there is a policy or awareness of the IFEC’s, we need to stay consistent. Budget The board received a copy of the LDFA budget for FYE 2011.

built by Norm’s father. He enjoyed frequent boat trips with friends and family on Crooked and Burt Lakes; After retiring in 1980, Norm and Marcia spent many winters in Bradenton, FL. He enjoyed biking, golfing and playing euchre. Norm lived his life every day demonstrating his care for others, putting their needs before his own. He was an environmentalist long before the word was invented. He was a quiet man whose actions spoke louder than his words. Norm is survived by his wife, Marcia; his sister, Grace Ramsby; his children, Janet Merchant, David (Christy) Miller, and Nancy (Ron) Prieskorn; his grandchildren, Jennifer, Elisabeth, Jon, Rob, and Katelyn; and his great grandchildren, Declan, Ethan, Roldan, Avery, Arya, and Makenzie. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July23 at 1:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Petoskey. The family will be available at 12:30pm to receive visitors in the church’s Westminster Room. A graveside service for family members will follow the memorial service. Norm made a practice of giving to others in need, so the family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, the Broad Band Discussion: City Manager Cain informed the board that Merritt Communications is going to be installing new fiber optic lines in the near future. The exact routes have not been determined, but the city would like to get into the Industrial Park. This would fall under Capitol Improvement for the park and the board agrees that they would cooperate financially to bring fiber optics into the park. Election of Officers Howell moved Cortright seconded Passed Unanimously to keep the same officers. (Gillett, Cahir; Copeland Vice Chair; Friedrich Secretary.) Board Vacancy City Manager Cain will get letters out to all occupants in the park to invite them to submit an application. Next Meeting The meeting of the Local Development Finance Authority is scheduled for Monday, September 13 2010 at Boyne City, City Hall.

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Salvation Army or a worthy charity of your choosing. Stephen Raymond Lickfeldt (October 2, 1930 - July 23, 2010) Stephen R. Lickfeldt, 79 Surrounded by his family, Stephen Lickfeldt, of Petoskey, died peacefully early Friday morning, July 23, 2010. Steve, the son of Arthur and Louise (Grumbowskie) Lickfeldt, was born October 2, 1930 in Bay City MI. He was a graduate of T.L. Handy High School. Following high school Steve entered the United States Air Force, serving honorably until 1955. On February 27, 1960 he married Mary Jean Steffel at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Petoskey and began a 50-year adventure as husband, father, uncle and grandfather. Together they made their home in Petoskey. Steve worked in the construction trades for a number of years as well as at Michigan Bakery. He then began a career with the Frito-Lay Company as a route salesman, a position he held for more than 20 years. Following his years with Frito-Lay, Steve went to work for Petoskey Public Schools as a custodian, retiring in 1996.

improvements that may be coming to this board for an IFEC Park Recertification: The paper work has been submitted (resubmit every three years) and the inspectors have toured the park. Board discussion on outside storage. City Planner McPherson informed the board that LexaMar has inquired about a permit to pave the gravel area at the rear of the building. Marketing Program update: The board received a “boating” postcard that was mailed regarding our new expanded docking opportunities. We continue to circulate the marketing CD. Main Street Manger Conklin presented the board with a rendering of the new billboard that Main Street has contracted along US 131, which went up on Friday. This sign is lighted and bigger than the one they currently have. He is asking the EDC if they would like to purchase the rest of the contract left on the smaller sign on US 131 to promote Boyne City. There is 16-18 months left on the contract @ $175.00 per month. The EDC could have July 12 Boyne City Econom- the billboard redesigned for $1000, or ic Development Corporathey could renegotiate the contract for tion three years and get a design free. Board New Business discussion if there was enough fundElection of Officers: Howell moved, ing in the budget for this project, yes. Grom Seconded, passed unanimously The board feels this is a good idea and to keep the officers the same; Gillett as that they should pick up the end of the Chair and Copeland as Vice Chair. contract from Main Street. Grom moved CEC update: Jim Baumann gave the Friedrich seconded Passed Unanimously board an update on the CEC. They have to take over the billboard in the next formed a recruitment sub-committee two months, have a new design and and are working on creating a “start-up Main Street manager Conklin to help fund”. They meet the 3rd Friday of the negotiate $175.00 a month. month. Board Vacancy: Board discussion regardLexaMar IFEC request: City Manager ing filling the vacancy with someone Cain informed the board LexaMar is from the Industrial Park; City Manager planning a potential 8 million dollars of Cain will get letters out to all occupants

He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing. Steve was a caring husband and father, a devoted and doting grandfather and a man of deep devotion. Steve excelled as a grandfather, and his granddaughter Abby was the apple of his eye. A longtime member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Steve faithfully volunteered countless hours at the perpetual adoration chapel. Steve is survived by his wife, Mary Jean, his son Michael and his granddaughter, Abbigayle. Also surviving Steve is his sister, Donna Goff of Lansing; sister-in-law, Eleanor Spears; and brothers-in-law, Richard, James and Ron Steffel, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding Steve in death were his parents and his sisterin-law, Patricia Steffel and brother-in-law, Tom Steffel. Steve’s life will be celebrated with a funeral mass on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Fr. Dennis Stilwell will officiate. Visitation will be held on Monday evening at Stone Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Francis Xavier Catholic School or Brother Dan’s Pantry. in the park to invite them to submit an application. Industrial Park Zoning Review Scott McPherson, Planner/Zoning Administrator was present to get the boards input on changing the Industrial Park Ordinance language to become a business park. This would expand the uses and be more business oriented. Board discussion” Limit retail: The deed restrictions for the park exclude any type of retail. We could tie this in with the M-75 corridor vision studies. No curb cuts allow along M-75 The consensus of the board was for this to move forward. Good of the order City Manager Cain reported that he has spoken with the plant manager of Federal Screw and they have ceased operations. It is not available for lease. Board inquired what happens to the tax abatement. He also spoke with Mike Lange from Kirkland products and they are waiting financing. Motion Cortright moved Friedrich seconded passed unanimously to go into closed session to consider the purchase of real property at 12:59 pm Motion Howell moved Grom seconded passed unanimously to return to open session at 1:20 pm. Motion Howell moved Friedrich seconded passed unanimously to recommend the City Commission engage in the land transfer in the Industrial Park, under the direction of City Manager Michael Cain.

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Call for young singers and actors

CALL FOR YOUNG SINGERS AND ACTORS UofM Director’s Workshop to use Local Talent as Subjects Area students who want to refine their musical theatre abilities are asked to contact the Northern Michigan Youth Theatre (NMYT) for

a chance to participate in a new workshop for theater educators. The workshop is titled, “How to Inspire Star Performances from K-12 Students,” and is scheduled to run August 19 – 22, 2010 at Voorheis Theater in Bay View. Student actors who are selected will have the opportunity to work with a director under the guidance of workshop facilitator, Mr. Bill Irwin, Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan-Flint. Students will perform on the final day of the workshop when each director’s technique will be graded. Roughly ten students of

varying skill levels will be needed. “This is an amazing opportunity for our local youth. We know we have a lot of talent, and I’m excited that some of them will have a chance to work with some of the best directors in our community” said Karen Mazzoline, Executive Director of NMYT. Ann Chatterson, a local parent volunteer, was able to get the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Theatre, Bay View, NMYT and the Char-Em Intermediate School District to work together to create the workshop. The workshop is open to any

adults who want to learn more about directing student casts. UofM-Flint agreed to develop the curriculum and offer the workshop for one graduate credit at a reduced rate for certified teachers while Char-Em agreed to help promote the program to its members and to help in arranging for the workshop to count for 2.2 SB CEU’s (State Board Continuing Education Units). Bay View agreed to supply the venue while NMYT agreed to supply the students for the workshop participants to coach. If the workshop is a success, there is a chance a summer theater

institute with more offerings could be developed for next summer and promoted regionally. There is a charge to take the workshop for CEU’s or for graduate credit. ($180 and $325 respectively). Adults interested in enrolling in the workshop may contact Ann Chatterson at 231-487-0036 for more information. Youth interested in participating (free) as subjects should contact Karen Mazzoline at 231838-6320. The class syllabus may be viewed at graduateprograms/online/ apply/events/bay-view.htm

The right to offend and the right to be offended

» GOHS, FROM pg. 2 Lenny Bruce was jailed for of the tongue and snap of than the chains which bind Modern Caveman Magazine. His

25 years ago, didn’t help a white farmer as much as she could have out of spite. She then went on to say she had a change of heart and ended up helping the man as much as she could. It amazes me that in a country of folks who constantly pat themselves on the back for our alleged freedom of speech, we are so quick to destroy one another for daring to engage in said freedom. What is it about words that scares us so? And oh how subjectively and arbitrarily the castigation over comments is enforced. Don Imus says “nappyheaded hoes” and loses his job, but the Rev. Jeremiah Wright screams “god damn America” and no one dares call for his resignation. Even worse in this selective and self-inflicted tyranny are those folks who jaw about America’s freedoms and then scream “get out if ya don’t like it!” when you dare protest a domestic injustice. Expressing oneself in the land of the free has always been a dicey proposition.

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meet new friends and have fun. These rides are sponsored by the North Country Bicycle Club in the Boyne City Area. The rides begin on June 7th and meet every Monday at 9:00 AM either starting from the Harborage Marina parking lot or on the Little Traverse Wheelway. For a complete schedule and more information, contact Donna Moll at 582-7242 or pickup a copy at North Country Cycle Sport, Bike Fix, No Boundaries Shops or at the Chamber Office in Boyne City.

daring utter so-called profanity during his comedy routine, Larry Flint was shot in the spine for daring to publish an adult entertainment magazine and Howard Stern fined millions for daring utter words … words, ladies and gentleman … on the radio. I get it, we all have our idea of what freedom is. I can only guess that not one of us would consider ourselves anti-liberty. Yet, some among us are not content to simply hold their self-righteous opinions. They must work to make their opinions law, thereby saving the rest of us from the horror of the most vile syllables a flick

the mind. column appears, occasionally, in synapse can create. None of us, regardless of Benjamin Gohs is the Publisher of the Boyne City Gazette. how hard we lie to ourselves, is as politically correct as those careful tyrants would have us. We tell off-color jokes. We make insensitive remarks about weight, gender, race, sexual orientation, attractiveness, physical deformity, religion, height, skin color, income level and intelligence to name a few. You have the right to offend and be offended, but when you prevent, or even worse, punish, someone for vocalizing their thoughts, you become a member of the thought police. No greater slavery exists

Seasoning key to healthy, flavorful meat » Flavors, pg. 9 rosemary 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce 6 garlic cloves, minced 1 (4-pound) whole chicken Cooking spray 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Combine the first 11 ingredients in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Remove and discard giblets and neck from chicken. Trim excess fat. With a sharp knife or kitchen shears, remove the wings at the first joint; discard wings. Split chicken in half lengthwise. Remove and discard skin; pierce entire surface of chicken with a fork. Place chicken in the dish, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.

Remove chicken from dish; discard marinade. Coat chicken with cooking spray; sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper. Prepare grill for indirect grilling, heating one side to medium-high and leaving one side with no heat. Maintain temperature at 400°. Wrap 2 bricks with aluminum foil. Place chicken, breast side down, on grill rack coated with cooking spray on unheated side. Place 1 prepared brick on each chicken half. Cover and grill 1 hour or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 165°. Carefully remove hot bricks; remove chicken from grill. Let chicken stand 5 minutes. Carve chicken. I was going to be done, but I thought I better add a recipe for Pork as well. This recipe can be used for a Pork or Beef Roast. Honey & Herb Grilled Pork Roast 3 lb. boneless pork loin roast 1 c. beer or ginger ale 1/2 c. each honey and French’s Dijon mustard 1/4 c. vegetable oil 2 tbsp. French’s onion powder 1 1/2 tsp. French’s rosemary

leaves, crushed 1 tsp. each salt and French’s garlic powder 1/4 tsp. French’s ground black pepper Place pork in heavy plastic bag. Combine remaining ingredients: pour over pork. Seal bag. Marinate in refrigerator one (1) hour. Remove pork from marinade. Place over drip pan (filled with 1 inch of water) on grill. Grill, covered, or bake at 350 degrees, 30 minutes per pound or until 160 degrees internal temperature, basting occasionally. Simmer any leftover marinade 5 minutes, serve with roast. Makes 8 to 10 servings. Grilled peppers and apples: Toss 3 peppers and 3 apples, cut in wedges with 2 tablespoons oil, 1 teaspoon French’s onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon French’s rosemary leaves and 1/4 teaspoon each French’s garlic powder, salt and French’s ground black pepper. Broil or grill 15 minutes. With all the meat recipes, just one last thought. Do you know the “suggested” cooking temperatures ? If not or you are really not sure, I am going to put them in the article for everyone to know. Plus,

it will guarentee from over cooking. Beef Steak: medium 145 to 150 degrees; well-done: 160. Burgers: well-done 160 degrees Chicken breast: well-done: 160 degrees Fish fillets: Flakes when tested with a fork inserted into the thickest part of fillet. Shellfish: Opaque and somewhat firm to the touch Pork tenderloin/roast: welldone is 160 degrees Pork chops: well-done 160 degrees Another thought to remember is that meat will continue to cook after it is removed from the grill. A large piece of meat cook another 5 degrees while it is sitting on the plate once removed from the grill. So, if you are like my daughter Amanda, and want your meat well done, remove it 5 degrees below the suggested temperature of wellness. Ladies, don’t forget about our Try it Tuesdays at Curves! We look forward to having you come in and try out the circuit. I know once you come on in, you are going to enjoy it and look forward to the results you will see. Give us a call at 5820699.

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Focus on Him and all else will follow » MAYS,

FROM PAGE 6 for the next morning and munch on the burger Jeff had just grilled to perfection, as I held my cards in one hand and picked up my Amber O’Doul’s with the other. I was multi-tasking. She said, “No, you’re not.” I said, “Yes, I am.” She said, “No, you’re not. You’re just being really annoying as your brain shifts from one task to another.” And, I said, “Yes, I am. But, if you’re right at least my brain shifts faster than yours. Ouch! But not as fast as Kathy’s left foot.” It turns out – I know this is hard to believe – that I was wrong. Just a few days later I had to call Karen and tell her that a story on NPR confirmed her theory. As far as science can tell, so far, the human brain works almost exactly the way Dr. Bakker described it. She’s not really a research scientist but I have to address her as Dr. for a few more months. It turns out that multi-tasking is a bit of a misnomer. And, I’ll be glad when Karen

stops addressing me as Miss Nomer. Talk about annoying. Anyway, our brains really do only focus on one task at a time. When we try to multitask we cause the brain to shift quickly from one task to another. The more things we try to shift back and forth from at one time the less we focus on any one task. Maybe the new law prohibiting texting while driving is a good thing. If you’re already eating breakfast and shaving on your morning commute maybe texting can wait until you get to work. Besides, your legs look fine with that Bohemian look. I don’t know how to say multi-tasking in Aramaic, but I don’t think Jesus did either. Even if the word had been coined already, he would have advised us to single-task. Sure, his wisdom might have come from that Colossians 1:16-17 reality that “all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” That certainly gave him a leg up in the wisdom department.

It’s not just that though. As we practice single-tasking – focusing on the most important thing – we can learn in the same way that Jesus did. As he was growing up, he “grew in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52). Not to be confused with growing in cynicism and fat-ure (a word I just made up) which is the natural trajectory that I have to resist. Jesus modeled and taught single-tasking. Listen to the wisdom of Luke 10:38-42, Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has

chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.” There it is. There is need of only one thing. It’s not whether we’re active or passive or whether we are working or worshiping. Jesus doesn’t draw those false dichotomies. And, it’s

not a good sister, bad sister scenario. Jesus has learned – and wants us to know – that life doesn’t have to be filled with worry and distraction. He invites us to single-task, to focus on him, as we learn to love as Jesus loves. Everything else will follow. That’s the better part.

The history of the boyne area by Ed May III » HISTORY,

FROM PAGE 2 as 9,000 vehicles per day. Traffic backups sometimes stretched 16 miles East to Cheboygan, and South 21 Miles to Pellston, Michigan. Year-round boat service across the straits had been abandoned as impractical because of the cold winters that would often freeze the water across the entire strait. The Straits oldest operating ferry line 1878 Arnold Transit Company was started by George Arnold. Coal and steam power boats were used to transported passengers and goods for almost 70 years. After World War II, the Arnold Transit Company, now owned by Otto Lang and Prentiss Brown, started to

add modern diesel boats to its fleet. 1886 Arnold acquired the Algomah (built in 1881). She was a coal-fired sidewheeler. It steamed across to the island until 1935. Its steam engine has a permanent home at historic Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. The Algomah II (the former Bainbridge) went into service in 1936. It was 156 feet long, carried up to 450 passengers and required a crew of 20 people to get across the Straits. She was retired and sold in 1962. In 1987, the first of three catamaran ferries was added to the Arnold Line fleet. Note: The first automobile roll-on roll-off ship was the Suhulet and her 3 sisters Sahilbend, Saadabad  and Sultanahmet.

ANNE from Pg 3 actually a field where we chose to allow Nature to romp. It was never mowed and the seasonal wildflowers came and went along with seedlings from the pine and maple trees. Down one edge and forever intruding out into the field further and further was a dense patch of berry bushes. It was there Bear stood stretching his head forward (obviously he had learned all about the thorns) and rolling back his lips would intently and slowly ‘pick’ berries with his teeth. He would spend long lengths of time out in the hot summer sun, black coat gleaming while ingesting one berry after another. We were never aware of any digestive problems as a result of this un-dog-like obsession with blackberries. The transmission lines don’t circumvent our Michigan swamplands – way too many of these thanks to all the springs

and headwaters we have. No, they streak right through them. It is here one is most likely to find elderberries. They are the easiest of all berries to gather because they grow in clumps at the end of long branches in tall bushes. But often their roots are in water, so be prepared by wearing old shoes you don’t care if they become covered with black muck. The end result is well worth it all. However, sometimes it may become a pretty comic struggle. Early summer blueberry or huckleberry crops often are found in moist ground also. Growing in clusters on rather low clump like bushes or those about eighteen inches high they are a far departure from the tall, pruned bushes one sees in south western Michigan where they are grown row after row, commercially. What do I do with the berries I bring home? I use them in the preparation of

They were commissioned in the Ottoman Empire during 1871 in Istanbul to enable Trans- Bosphorus  automobile and horse-car crossings. Michigan State Ferries 1923 The Dixie highway,

tomobiles used the railroad ferries, but the State Highway Department formed Michigan State Ferries and the first seasonal automobile ferry began. They purchased two Government ships and convert-

family favorite dishes that go back two generations from me and forward three generations -- yes, counting myself it adds up to six generations of great desserts, breakfast treats, muffins and backwoods camping delights. I suspect the same is true of you and your families, but just in case this isn’t so I will share one of my five star favorites here with you this week. Sorry I can’t share my Grandmother Eisele’s elderberry wine recipe – I don’t think she had one; or if she did I have never found it written down. Berry Buckle (easy and last minute – serve hot with milk, cream or whipped cream) Cream ½ cup shortening and ½ cup sugar. Add 1 well beaten egg. Add alternately ½ cup milk and 2 cups flour with 2 ½ teaspoons Baking Powder Place batter in buttered 11 ½ x 11 ½ x 7 ½ inch baking dish, cover with 1 quart washed and sorted berries and sprinkle the following crumb mix over the berries: ½ cup sugar, ½ cup flour, ½ teaspoon Cin-

namon, ¼ cup oleo (or butter) 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. Like her dandelion wine for which my brother and I picked the flower buds just as the boys do in Ray Bradbury’s wonderful book, ‘Dandelion Wine’ grandmother ‘aged’ her brew in a giant (well I was very young back then and it appeared huge) crock on her basement floor. Its wooden top was held in place with an old, ordinary red brick. Every time we drove from Maumee to Columbus, Ohio to visit Gram we were shooed down into her basement. There under a small curtained cellar window was a wooden bench and beside it a pile of all the past year’s comic sections from the Columbus Dispatch, chronologically in order for our enjoyment. The adult family members were guaranteed a good three to four hours to talk with each other without being disturbed by the two grandchildren. Needless to say my brother and I held Gram in high regard. I suspect this was before the inception of

Detroit River, was built at John Oades’s shipyard #I Detroit. She had a car capacity of 20 vehicles and walking passengers. She 95’ long and had a width of 28’. She was modified in the winter of 1912 to a length SS Ariel 1923 of 110 feet and width of 36 Feet. She was purchased by the State of Michigan in mid 1923 and started the first State of Michigan Strait service. She served until the close of the 1923 season as the Straits were starting to freeze and she was not build for ice operations. She was retired to Cheboygan MI. and later sold in 1926 when she sailed again East Michigan Pike and ed them over to car ferries. for about 10 years finally West Michigan Pike fol- SS Ariel 1923 being laid up in Detroit lowed the railroads to The river boat “Ariel”, where she finally sank and Mackinaw. At first the au- previously sailing in the was dismantled in 1948. the comic book. Making crazy statements like this are all part of the fun of becoming old. Our grandmother’s wonderful treat following the long trip to her home is basic to my lifelong love of the comic page. Without thought I turn to it before even glancing at the newspaper’s front page headlines. Somehow their human view of our world, even their political innuendos and moral pronouncements coupled with real humor sans sacasism, speaks to me about the world we live within far more strongly than today’s front page headlines and lead stories. All this is done without the hate that has become so prevalent in today’s media. For many readers this must to be true, why else is the work of Bill Watterson, creator of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’, and Charles Schulz’s ‘Charlie Brown and Peanuts’ so beloved? There is an old adage which claims that ‘pictures say more than words’. A smile has it over a scowl any day for me. How about you? Anne


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