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No. 63

Volume 2, Issue 11

• Seek the Truth, Serve the Citizens •

“When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?” GEORGE CANNING BRITISH STATESMAN


Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010

Dilworth project progressing INSIDE ••• BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Dilworth developers interviewing operators and compiling information for grant application


Landmark Development of Boyne City is currently interviewing potential operators for the Dilworth restaurant and hotel project. Landmark is also gathering information required so it may apply for a state grant to help fund the nearly $5 million project.

The next step in the Dilworth rehabilitation is underway. Officials from Landmark Development of Boyne City were busy last week both meeting with parties interested in working with the Dilworth, and finalizing paperwork for their grant application. “We’re in the process of ... gathering data the state wants and putting that together and we will be submitting them soon,” said Landmark partner David White. “And, we’re interviewing potential operators for the hotel and restaurant.” The development of this type

of project can seem a bit complex, said Boyne City Main Street Program Manager Hugh Conklin. The Dilworth Hotel is on the market for sale, and the plan is for a buyer to purchase the property and independent operators to run the hotel and restaurant. However, before any of that can happen, Landmark is hoping to win a Michigan Economic Development Corporation grant to help with rehabilitating the Dilworth and bringing numerous safety and structural issues up to code. But, Conklin said, this requires a public-private partnership. “First they needed to work with a representative from the MEDC, this has been going on for a couple of years with the state historic preservation office and a lot of other people involved with evaluating this

this week

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Compassionate Hearts

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Boyne theater restoration planned Founder of Fox On a Hill Productions Patrick Schaller recently announced the 4th Annual Anniversary Showcase folk music event and shared his plans for restoring the historic Boyne Theatre. Closed for several years, the theater will once again re-open for business, featuring vintage film presentations, performing arts showcases and other entertainment productions. “The Boyne Theatre is an important landmark, not only within Boyne City, but also within the broader perspective of northern Michigan and its vibrant history,” Schaller said. “Much work will need to be completed before the Boyne Theatre re-opens with its new identity ‘The Boyne City Opera COURTESY PHOTO House’ as the building has stood silent and empty Here is an artist’s rendering of what the Boyne Theater will for many years, and sadly, has aged as all

buildings do.” He added, “Nonetheless, the excitement and value that this renovation will create in Boyne City will add greatly to the thriving downtown.” Schaller owns the 220 South Lake St. facility, which includes the restaurant, bar and theater. “I am rather nostalgic when it comes to the history of small American towns,” Schaller said. “When one thinks of a small, traditional town, there’s a bread shop, a butcher shop, a cafe, a pub and a theatre. Given the current economic climate, there seems to be a renaissance of sorts within small towns.” He added, “We are returning to a selfsustaining state-of-mind, where town residents take care of one another through their services and goods.” Schaller said he has received many words

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look like as the new and improved Boyne Opera House.

Buy earlier and save Education grant funds after school mentoring program on holiday shopping JOSH SAMPSON STAFF WRITER The early bird may get the worm, but the earlier bird gets the deals! Forget Black Friday, the second annual Earlier Than The Bird event sponsored by the Boyne Main Street Program/Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce gives shoppers an


opportunity to get some advanced holiday shopping done while saving money. “It promotes people to shop in their hometown,”

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The 21st Century After School Program is a federal grant program which allows schools like Boyne City Public to operate their Jr. Rambler Club, an after school mentoring program. “The 21st Century After School Program assists students with academic expectations while also offering fun actives,” said Chris Adkison, a 21st Century Program instructor.

The grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. All instruction and materials are provided to students and their families free of charge. The current grant is worth $117,500 over five years. The grant targets students who attend high poverty and low performing schools. Boyne schools qualify because more than half of students in the area receive free or reduced price

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Ve t e r an’s Day is something that has been drilled into my head since ‘My Two Cents’ birth. CHRIS FAULKNOR G r o w i n g up, my grandfather was very active in the American Legion, and it was known for years that Tuesday was his bingo night, something on which we knew better than to infringe upon. I remember watching him

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Veterans Day Ve t e r a n s Day is an annual United States holiday honormilitary EDWARD MAY III ing veterans. A federal holiday, it is observed on November 11. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the

at the ceremonies dressed in blue dress pants with a gold stripe up the side, a white shirt, and a hat that always looked funny to me – that is, until I learned what it meant. I was never a member of the military. I pursued other careers after high school, and never had the opportunity to serve in that capacity. That being said, I have a great amount of respect for those that do, and those that did in the past. We all know many of the more “active” veterans in town. We have seen Jerry

Evans and Dean Kleinschrodt of the American Legion at many functions, and heard talks from George Lasater regarding our impressive War Memorial in Veterans Park. What I ask today, is that we remember all of our veterans with pride. From the 20-year-old just returning home from the Middle East to the 104-year-old man who spends his last days at Grandvue, I ask that they be thought of for their service. I feel fortunate to have grown up with an auto-

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heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.” The United States Congress passed a concurrent resolution seven years later on June 4, 1926, requesting that the President Calvin Coolidge issue another proclamation to observe November 11 with appropriate

ceremonies. An Act approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday; “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day’.” In 1953, an Emporia, Kansas shoe store owner named Alfred King had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who served in World War I. King had been actively involved with the American War Dads during World War II. He began a campaign to turn Armistice Day into “All” Veterans Day. The Emporia Chamber of Commerce took up the cause after determining that 90% of Emporia merchants as well as the Board of Education supported closing their doors on Novem-

matic respect for our military, and our flag. This was largely due to the people who influenced me as I became older. If you haven’t made it to a Memorial Day service or Veteran’s Day ceremony, do not deprive yourself of that experience. I hope to see you all there.

ber 11, 1953, to honor veterans. With the help of then-U.S. Rep. Ed Rees, also from Emporia, a bill for the holiday was pushed through Congress. President Dwight Eisenhower signed it into law on May 26, 1954. Congress amended this act on June 1, 1954, replacing “Armistice” with Veterans, and it has been known as Veterans Day since. Although originally scheduled for celebration on November 11 of every year, starting in 1971 in accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, Veterans Day was moved to the fourth Monday of October. In 1978 it was moved back to its original celebration on November 11. Since this change, there has been a trend against being closed on the holiday. It began with businesses excluding banks and in recent years some schools and local governments have also chosen to remain open. Respectfully submitted Edward May III Curmudgeonly Historian

Charlevoix County Sheriff Reports Sheriff Don Schneider reports on Saturday, November 6, 2010 a Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to Charlevoix Area Hospital for a victim seeking treatment for injuries sustained in an ATV accident.

Contact was made with 49 year old David Anderson of Westland, Michigan. Anderson was hunting on private property in Eveline Township and was using his 2002 Honda Rubicon ATV in an effort to retrieve a deer he just killed. While rid-

ing his ATV, one of his wheels lost it’s footing in the swampy terrain causing Anderson to unintentially apply more throttle. The ATV accelerated and the front wheels left the ground and Anderson fell from the machine as it rolled over onto

his body. Anderson was taken to Charlevoix Area Hospital emergency room by his step son in a personal vehicle. Anderson was treated and released from Charlevoix Area Hospital with a separated shoulder.

Halloween memories then and now

I was in Cadillac on Halloween Monday November 15 Eve with Showers 44 ° Ti n k e r Bell and Tuesday a hideous November 16 Monster; Mostly Cloudy 41 ° my 4-year‘Beautiful Boyne’ old greatGot an opinion? ANNE THURSTON g r a n d Send your letter to the editor via e-mail at daughter Want to become a columnist? and her The Boyne City Gazette strives to offer as many 2--year-old brother. unique voices from our community as possible. To that end, we welcome new column submissions Actually they were off gathon any old topic. Send a writing sample and a brief ering their baskets of loot bio of yourself to or while I cruised the streets 5 West Main St. Suite 7, Boyne City, MI 49712 at a snake’s pace checking

out the costumes wondering along every sidewalk in sight. Of the hundreds of disguised children and parents I saw it was apparent the holiday continues to bring forth the same scary witches, ghosts and bandits as well as the beautiful princesses, ballet dancers and handsome knights as those who roamed the sidewalks 80 years ago. The similarity didn’t stop there because the pumpkins sitting on porches, steps, curbs and in flower gardens were of the same sizes and

grotesque appearance as the ones which decorated the homes and wayside of my Halloween ventures. Their smiles and grimaces, with and without teeth, were highlighted by interior candle light that brought memories of my mother struggling to firmly set in place, through the pumpkins small top opening, a small candle and light it. Granted there were no cigarette lighters to accomplish this chore, only the wooden match one scratched against the box in which it was pur-

chased. But the same process of making a circular cut around the stem area of the pumpkin was required to begin the whole carving process. Like today, mothers anticipated a mess so spread newspapers on the floor, porch or table where the jack-o-lanterns were to be slashed into being. Then the sensation of reaching into the interior of the orange globe which we had in all likely-hood picked off

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COPS & COURTS Boyne City Police Department Weekly Report Tuesday, October 26 10:23am Unlock in the Industrial Park 1:33pm Report of open door in the 700 block of Pleasant Av 1:46pm Report of possible fraud from the 800 block of West St 2:53pm Unlock in the 400 block of N Lake St 4:02pm Report of tree hanging low in the 200 block of W Michigan 8:57pm Civil standby in the 600 block of W Court St Wednesday, October 27 12:53am Open door on W Main St 3:03am Alarm on W Water St 9:25am 1 vehicle property damage accident on Boyne Av near Division St 11:35am Request for civil standby in the 300 block of Silver St 12:20pm Reports of lines down on Line St 12:21pm Report of lines down at West and Morgan Streets 12:22pm Reports of lines down on Boyne Av at Hemlock St 1:14pm Report of tree down at Jefferson and Collings 2:32pm Report of damage to

vehicle in the 1300 block of Boyne Av 3:06pm Open door in the 600 block of S Lake St 4:18pm Report of suspicious van on Marshall Rd 4:42pm Unlock in the 300 block of Bay St 6:35pm Subject in reference problem with a tenant in the 500 block of Bay St Thursday, October 28 9:47am Report of car being egged in the 600 block of Boyne Av 5:26pm 3 car property damage accident at Boyne Av and Pearl St 6:22pm Unlock in the 500 block of Jersey St 8:40pm Unlock in the 400 block of N Lake St Friday, October 29 1:48pm Unlock on Robinson St 2:08pm Unlock in the 1000 block of Boyne Av 3:55pm Report of assault that had occurred several days prior 6:09pm Civil dispute in the 500 block of Boyne Av 10:50pm Citation issued for No Proof of Insurance

Saturday, October 30 1:58am Assisted Sheriff Department with drunk driver 10:11am Report of assault that occurred in the 600 block of W Court St 12:58pm Unlock in the 100 block of S Park St 3:45pm 1 vehicle property damage accident on Boyne City Charlevoix Rd at W Michigan. Citation issued for careless driving. 5:03pm Private property damage accident in the 900 block of Boyne Av Sunday, October 31 12:12am Responded to disturbance in the 500 block of N Lake St. 1:30am Open door in the 600 block of S Lake St 2:00am Assist subject in the 200 block of W Court St 3:56am Suspicious subject in the area of Groveland and Line Streets 1:26pm Received driving complaint from W Court and Lynn Streets 4:55pm Arrested subject for Domestic Violence in the 600 block of Boyne Av 8:40pm Citation issued for speed 9:30pm Citation issued for

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disobeying stop sign Monday, November 1 8:23am Report of stolen wallet from the 100 block of S Lake St 8:29am report of 2 vehicle private property accident in the 1000 block of Boyne Av 10:45am Request for funeral escort

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3:40pm Civil dispute in the 400 block of Lewis Av 7:25pm Larceny report from the 300 block of Front St 7:53pm Citation issued for speed 8:07pm Unlock in the 500 block of Lincoln 10:50pm Report of suspicious activity in the 300 block of E Division St

LETTERS FROM OUR READERS ISSUES UNSPOKEN Editor: The midterm election saddens me – not because of who’s in and who’s out – but because $4 billion was spent jockeying for positions while so many people are losing jobs, homes, and health care benefits. Also, the issue which poses the greatest threat to our country was not discussed: U.S. military spending now consumes 59% of the annual budget ($1.98 million every minute), chiseling more and more from health and human services (6%), education (4%), housing (3%), etc. What is our country teaching its children and telling the world when 59% of our budget is devoted to systems of violence, aggression, and military might? War embitters people in other countries toward our country. War hurts the poor the worst. And sadly, what

goes around comes around: “Those who oppress the poor to enrich themselves will end up as paupers.” Prov.22:16 Soon we’ll be hearing the song angels and shepherds sang together long ago: “Peace on earth, good will to all.” It could become a reality if we’d “turn our swords into plowshares” – turn weapons plants into producers of alternative energy – and work together for socioeconomic justice. Please visit www. for more information. Celia M. Hastings Ellsworth

coal power plant in Rogers City. The decision was based primarily on a report by the staff of the Michigan Public Service Commission which was in turn based on criteria established by the Governor in an Executive Directive. I do not question the well-meaning intent of the Administration in establishing this review process, but I do question whether in the long term it is in the best interest of this State. Michigan needs to develop a balanced measured approach to resource utilization that includes practical solutions for dealing with fossil fuels and the development of clean energy. WE NEED A BALMichigan needs to develop ANCED a new comprehensive enENERGY POLICY ergy policy that involves Editor: both short and long term This past spring the Depart- solutions. ment of Natural Resources A policy grounded more in and Environment denied scientific/engineering litan air quality permit for a eracy and less on political

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grandstanding. In developing this policy it should include the use of energy that comes from fuel sources free of pollution but must also include more efficient ways of using existing resources and create an environment that will develop new sources yet to be discovered. We need to be patient and trust that if history has taught us anything, with the right leadership and direction we will find, develop, invent and create new fuel sources and better ways to use those we have. We need to understand renewable energy is only part of the answer and not allow the quest for “everything green” to blind us into making bad decisions. Denial of the permit for the Rogers City facility is an example. The unavoidable truth is that fossil fuels are going to play a role in elec-

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tric generation for decades to come. Instead of ignoring this fact, we should be insuring that sufficient resources are directed at finding ways to use these fuels in ways that reduce harmful emissions. In the meantime, we need to look to those resources which can bridge the present to the future. Continue to develop renewable energy but in a fashion which is reasoned, affordable, and addresses their limitations. Expand the use of natural gas and nuclear power which can play an important role in stabilizing the energy market. Understand the shortsightedness of a policy that prevents us from replacing old coal plants with newer and cleaner coal facilities. Invest in research and development to insure we are

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FROM PAGE ONE Dilworth project could employ more than 40 DILWORTH From Page 1

building,” Conklin said. The process has also included a required feasibility study which was completed and released this spring. “Then you submit a notice of intent for a grant and then the process gets a little more complicated and more information

is needed,” he said. “If that is price tag of nearly $5 million foot Dilworth was built in 1911. approved you submit an appli- and could employ more than 40 Conklin said the Dilworth projcation … and the community people when completed. ect may take awhile to comneeds to be the grant plete, but that hard applicant.” work and patience According to Conkcould result in huge lin, Landmark has returns for the compassed its first hurdle munity. HUGH CONKLIN, MAIN STREET MNGR. “I think it would be by getting support of the Michigan Ecoa great thing for the nomic Development community. There Corporation. Located at 300 Water St. in is a historical significance – it’s The project has an estimated Boyne City, the 33,000-square- one of the most treasured build-

It’s one of the most treasured buildings in the downtown.

ings in the downtown,” he said. “It would mean job creation and the amount of traffic it would bring to downtown with visitors staying overnight and the impact on local businesses would just be outstanding.” But, Conklin added, “This is a difficult project and there’s no easy answer. It’s going to take time, creativity, partnerships and cooperation … it’s a journey.”

Mentor program helping 43 Boyne students MENTOR From Page 1

school lunches. “Boyne City Middle and Elementary students are fortunate to have been awarded this grant,” said site coordinator Dorothy Olstrom. “It allows us to support the students academically while also providing many enrichment opportunities.” The Boyne City Middle and Elementary schools are in one of

eight Northern Michigan school districts currently receiving the grant. Boyne Falls, Alanson, Pellston, East Jordan, Central Lake, Ellsworth and Beaver Island schools are the other seven. Boyne City Schools has 43 students registered in the program. And, of those students, more than 90 percent are considered “academically at-risk.” “There’s lots of activities and fun,” said fifth-grade Boyne City Middle School student Shane Norrow. “You get your

homework done so when you go home (you) can do other stuff.” The program ensures a mandatory half-hour-a-day homework session. There are eight teachers working with students in the program which offers a five to one student to teacher ratio. Additionally, math and reading tutoring is offered four days each week through the program. School officials also boast development of positive peer to peer and peer and adult rela-

tionships through the program. Various enrichment opportunities in math, science, literacy, cooking, wood working, pottery and gardening are also available. In addition to the obvious benefits of a mentoring program, school officials expect an increase in regular attendance for at-risk students due to the high level of enthusiasm for the Jr. Rambler Club. The concept of community service is also introduced through the program.

Students volunteered for 10 weeks at the Charlevoix Humane Society, walking dogs, helping in the cat room and raising money for the society through fundraisers. The Jr. Rambler Club centers on education, but there are also fun activities like putt putt golf, biking, team-building games, disc golf, Camp Daggett and bowling. For more information on the Jr. Rambler Club call Dorothy Olstrum at (231) 439-8200.

Boyne City road construction ribbon cuttings Parking is available at Unity Hall and thanks to the project, there is on street parking available as well. Moving on to Division Street at 5:30 where they will meet at the Park St. intersection for the last ribbon cutting. Parking is available at the 1910 Water Works building and the senior center.

But the celebration doesn’t end there. The Boyne Area Senior Center is inviting everyone to enjoy a hot roast beef dinner, beverage and dessert. There is a cost of $3 per person to offset the cost of the food. Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Everyone is welcome. Dinner RSVPs are not necessary but would be appreciated. Contact Barb Brooks at 582-0336 or email to RSVP or with questions regarding any of these construction projects. Working together to build a better Boyne.



The City of Boyne City celebrates the end of road construction with three Ribbon Cuttings: North East St., Division St. and Air Industrial Park Drive improvement Projects on Wednesday, Nov. 10. The entire community is invited to come celebrate the successful completion of these projects. Join us for the one in or near your neighborhood or join City Officials in commemorating all three. The first ribbon cutting celebration will be held at Air Industrial Park Drive at 4:30 p.m. Officials will meet by the new entrance of Great Lakes Energy near the intersection of Air Industrial Park and Lexamar Drives. Next, at 5:00 p.m. on N. East Street to celebrate the major improvements to not only N. East St. but also Vogel and Collings Streets. Then they will meet at the Vogel St. intersection.


Recipients of BC Child Study Club Fund-Raising

The Boyne City Child Study Club donates up to $100 annually to each these organizations: • Reading programs at Boyne City Elementary School • Boyne District Library • Camp Quality • Boyne City area pre-school programs • Boyne City School Boosters (annual raffle ticket purchase) • BAC-PAC senior party • Women’s Resource Center • BC Food Pantry • 4-H Swim programs • Hospice of Northwest Michigan • Boyne City School Nurse • Challenge Mountain

FROM PAGE ONE opera house, folk music announced THEATRE From Page 1

of support from residents and business owners who believe the theater can flourish as a destination again if given the chance. Schaller also feels reopening the theater in the SOBO Arts District will further enhance the area. “Communities in Northern Michigan are dependent on local residents supporting their downtowns in the off-season, and I believe that the theater can be a draw for people,” he said. Schaller, who has been active in the arts since childhood, began playing violin when he was 3. “In my early teens, I had the bravery to be the only male dancer in a small ballet company. In my late teens and early 20’s I performed and choreographed regularly in local musical theater and stage plays,” he said. “Then, after taking summer film courses at North Carolina School of the Arts, as well as New York Film Academy, I received my BA in film studies from the University of Michigan.” Spurred by his love of the arts,

Schaller founded a local music label four years ago called Fox On A Hill Productions, which has helped to produce and distribute over 30 Michigan-based albums, and executive produced a fullfeature documentary, entitled, “La Curacion” (the healing), which is an ethnographic film focused on health and healing in Quito, Ecuador. Schaller is looking forward to producing more music and film. The restoration, which could take several years, will pay homage to the building’s history as an opera house with an Art Deco design while fully modernizing the space. “We are working with a talented architect, Sanjay R Singhal, on the various options related to the theater’s appearance,” Schaller said. “To receive grants, the theater must meet certain criteria, which could affect how it may cosmetically change.” He added, “The larger and faster the donations, the sooner we can get this theater functioning properly.” Both Schaller and Clay Ebert, Co-Founders of Fox On A Hill

Productions, are spearheading the establishment of a new, not-forprofit organization, “Friends of The Boyne City Opera House” to restore the theater. “Funding is the key issue with moving forward on renovation plans, and we cannot count on federal and state grants only,” he said. “We need the support of community members. Our soonto-be launched website, will have donation and other pertinent information related to Friends of the Boyne City Opera House.” This will enable donors to benefit from assisting in the restoration, via tax-deductible contributions. “We are very excited about this incredible project and are eager to present the restored and revitalized Boyne City Opera House to the Northern Michigan region,” Schaller said. Schaller intends to offer a variety of performances including music, theater, film, comedians, guest speakers and more once the project is complete. “The space was originally built as an opera house, so it makes sense to take ad-

Early holiday deals BIRD

From Page 1 said Jim Baumann, Director of the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce. “ It reminds people that we have a lot of good places to Christmas shop.” Karen Guzniczak, owner of Country Now and Then/ Up the Lazy River and head of the Promotion Committee for the Main Street Program, heard about the idea at a Main Street Conference. Baumann said Guzniczak thought the idea sounded fun, so she brought it back to Boyne City. This will be the second year Upsy-Daisy Floral owner Sydney Wormell will be participating. “I like that it gets people in the local businesses in town,” she said. Earlier Than The Bird runs from 7 a.m until 11 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 20. Last year’s event was successful with more than 25 of the businesses in Boyne

STATE OF MICHIGAN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF CHARLEVOIX CAROLYN MCPHERSON, an Individual, and as Personal Representative of the Estate of David C. McPherson, Deceased, Plaintiffs vs. ALBERT MCPHERSON and BEULAH MCPHERSON, (both Deceased) and Anyone Claiming Title Through Them, Including all Heirs/As-

taking part. “It was a new event last year, and we did a survey following it, and it was positively received,” said Hugh Conklin, Director of the Boyne Main Street Program/DDA Early bird patrons who want to get a jump on their shopping can stop by the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce at 28 South Lake St. for a flier which provides deals and savings information at certain shops as well as a map to help find participating locations. Shoppers who are wearing pajamas when they come in for a flier will be given a complimentary coffee mug. Sweatpants and workout clothes do not constitute pajamas. For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce at (231) 5826222. Be sure to get a copy of the Nov. 17 edition of the Boyne City Gazette for the Earlier Than The Bird guide with valuable coupons and information.

signs or Successors in Interest: Defendants at a session of said Court, held in the County Building, in the City of Charlevoix, County of Charlevoix, and State of Michigan, this 20th day of October, 2010. PRESENT: THE HONORABLE RICHARD M. PAJTAS, Circuit Judge. The Plaintiff, Carolyn McPherson, Individually, and as Personal Representative of the Estate of David C. McPherson, Deceased, has filed a Verified Complaint to Quiet Title


in the 33rd Circuit Court for Charlevoix County against, Albert McPherson and Beulah McPherson, (both now deceased), and any of their respective heirs or assigns or anyone claiming title to the following described parcel in the City of Boyne City, Charlevoix County, Michigan: Real estate located in the City of Boyne City, County of Charlevoix and State of Michigan, being a part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 35, Town 33 North, Range 6 West; commencing 12

vantage of the substantial stage and favorable acoustics in addition to continuing the building’s most recent use of showing films,” he said. “We also encourage suggestions from the community as well.” For further information regarding the restoration of the Boyne Theatre, e-mail ••• The upcoming Fox on a Hill Anniversary Showcase will serve as a way for Schaller to spread awareness of his project to the community. The music event is planned for 5 p.m. To 9 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 13, at 220 Lake St. in Boyne City. “We have a tremendous scope of artistic talent this year, from newcomers like Kali Rea and Biny Andrews to established artists like Jen Sygit with Sam Corbin and Who Hit John?” Schaller said. “Additionally, we have an established artist, Brandon Foote, performing with his wife Bethany as Gifts Or Creatures, which is a new musical direction for this artistic duo and a wonderful new experience for us to enjoy.”


rods East of the Southeast corner of Lot Eleven (11), Block A. N. Morgan’s Addition to South Boyne; thence East four (4) rods; thence North nine (9) rods; thence West four (4) rods; thence South nine (9) rods to place of beginning; That Plaintiff seeks to quiet title to this land against anyone who may have an interest in this matter. If you or anyone claims title to the above described land, you must file an answer to the Plaintiffs’ Complaint or take other action permitted by law or Court

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Schaller added, “This annual event is one of the highlights of Northern Michigan’s folk calendar and features some of the best and brightest stars of the folk community.” Since its beginnings in 2006, Fox On A Hill Productions has been celebrated throughout Michigan for its promotion, support and nurturing of independent music. Several artists have had CDs published and promoted by Fox On A Hill, including Jen Sygit, Biny Andrews, Brandon Foote, Breathe Owl Breathe, Seth Bernard & May Erlewine, and Luke Winslow-King. Tickets to the show are available at CindiFranco’s Cool Stuff and Freshwater Studio, both in Boyne City, or can be purchased online at Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the show will run from 5 p.m. To 9 p.m. For more information go to the website or call (866) 591-1809. ••• Schaller also plans to reopen the 220 Lake Street property offering food and spirits in the near future.

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Challenge Mountain’s Got Talent: Semi finals Nov. 16 Challenge Mountain’s Got Talent First 2 of Top Ten Chosen Monday, Nov. 1, was an exciting night for two lucky contestants in the new program, Challenge Mountain’s Got Talent. The first audition for the program was held at the Jordan Inn in East Jordan with three contestants competing the first night. Guest judges for the evening were Jan Breithaupt, Dickie Katz, and Pat Gombos. Competing were Wanda, Todd Hart, and Kelly May. Todd Hart and Kelly May will continue on to the Top Ten beginning Tuesday, November 16th with eight other lucky contestants. The next audition is Wednesday, November 3 at the Charlevoix Public Library starting at 6pm. The public is invited to attend. Sheree and Joe Piscopo from Karaoke and DJ Entertainment provided music and emceed for the first event. Jerry Ward and Allison Ozband-Zager entertained the group after the competition. Special thanks to sponsors, Odawa Casino, Meijer, Jordan Inn, McDonald’s, Otsego County United Way, and the Joanne Tracey family for helping make the talent competition happen through their

support. Mountain on the web at www. Second Set of Semi Finalists or www.faceNamed Mountain. Wednesday, Nov. 3, produced another set of amazing semi finalists for Challenge Mountain’s Got Talent. Competitors included: Dan Kozan, Lori Kritcher, Jamie Sullivan, Tom McCullough, Annie Brown, Angela Hurchick, Rayden Miller, and Mary Cadwell. Semi Finalists include the dance team of Tom McCullough and Annie Brown, Mary Cadwell, Angela Hurchick and Rayden Miller. Sue Moody, Challenge Mountain Th Executive Director stated, “We are so excited to see so much interest in this program. The talent the competitors have has been astounding. We are looking forward to the semi finals and seeing who the ultimate winner is on Jan. 22, 2011. I am sure this group will rock the Ozone and provide a very spirited competition.” The semi finals are slated to begin on Tuesday, November 16th. The next audition will be held on Monday, November 8 in Gaylord at the E Free Church, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. For more information call (231) 582-1186 or visit Challenge


Regional Hospice integrated Northern Michigan Regional Health System Announces Integration of Regional Hospice Services Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, Hospice of the Straits, and Hospice of the Sunrise Shore now offer integrated Hospice services throughout northern Michigan as affiliates of Northern Michigan Regional Health System. “Having all Hospice programs under the Northern Michigan Regional Health System umbrella has presented the opportunity for deliberate and systematic program integration resulting in efficiencies, cost reductions, and regional growth,” said Reezie DeVet, President & CEO of Northern Michigan Regional Health System.

Raven Hill event

It’s a FAMILY AFFAIR at Raven Hill Discovery Center every second Saturday in 2010—next up: November 13th from noon to 4 pm. Thanks to a grant awarded by the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, the Center will offer FREE ADMISSION and special science activities for families on the second Saturday of each month in 2010. Bring the whole family “team” OR make it a special event for parent and child. There will be fun problem-solving demos & activities to fit various ages, abilities and interests every month.

Devet said while drawing upon the strengths of each individual program, the new structure provides for the development of consistent clinical and business protocols, reduced redundancies, and a unity of purpose that will ensure not only continued, but expanded service provision throughout the region. “Care is community-based and each program, staffed by people who live in and who are deeply committed to the communities they serve, has a strong history of service to northern Michigan.” she said. “We embrace this integration to help us fulfill our continuum of care for the 22 counties we serve and our mission of providing care as we would expect for our own family.”

Family groups can strengthen creative & critical thinking skills by trying a different science challenge each month, and enjoy the museum, animals and outdoor exhibits. The focus in November will be surface tension. Learn how water striders can run around on a pond’s surface and do fun hands-on experiments with surface tension. Watch for other fun events December 11, 2010 and make plans to join us for the last Second Saturday Science in 2010. For more information or directions to Raven Hill Discovery Center, call 231.536.3369 or check out our website at

This crossword is sponsored by The Boyne Valley Lions Club. The Boyne Valley Lion’s Club meets at Noon in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library every Wednesday. On the last Wednesday of each month, the meeting time is moved to 6 p.m. For information about joining, please call Lion Mike Brown at (231) 675-4103.

Crossword Puzzle solution on page 15

Across: 1.Irate 4.A Gershwin 7.List of candidates 12.Renowned fighter 13.Raced 14.Lubricated 15.Raised railroads 16.Meaning 18.Opposite of western 20.Passing grade 21.Traps 23.Adjusts again 25.Relieves 26.Short message 27.Aid an ______ 28.According to 29.Tear apart 33. Doughnut feature 35. Sort 36. Gasoline classification 39. ______ lotion 40. Average 41. Sooner

43. Worship 45. Smooth 48. Smooth 49. Homer’s bartender 50. Crack pilot 51. Stairs 52. Health resort 53. Twitch Down: 1. Actress ____ West 2. Entirely 3. Ailment 4. Spring blooms 5. Speaks wildly 6. Poker opener 7. 14-line poem 8. Pot top 9. Rocker _____ Cooper 10. Dogma 11. Margins 17. Blooper 19. R&B singer _______ Franklin

21. Neptune’s domain 22. Catch 24. Peaceful 26. Once named 28. Kilt fold 30 Plead with 31. Shooter’s group (abbr.) 32. Lion’s home 34. Shaquille and Tatum 35. _____ pig 36. October birthstones 37. West Point student 38. Treasure ____ 39. Sailboat 42. Outer edges 44. GOP member 46. Biol., e.g. 47. Dry, as wine Want more exposure for your business or group? Sponsor a special section in the Boyne City Gazette. Call Chris at (231) 645-1970 for details.

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Compassionate Hearts serving the underserved BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR While 70 may seem like a time in your life to slow down, one Boyne woman is working even harder to make sure those in need are not left unattended. Enter Compassionate Hearts, a group formed in 2005 to help people who cannot get assistance from the state or other local welfare agencies. “Years and years ago, when I was married to my first husband, we really didn’t have anything and I had five little boys in elementary school and the school came to us and said they wanted to buy my children shoes,” said Compassionate Hearts organization founder Mrs. Hearts, who asked to remain nameless for privacy concerns. “I have never forgotten that.” Mrs. Hearts moved to Boyne City 13 years ago with her second husband. “I was helping bring food to the drama club a few years ago and I saw a boy with holes in his shoes and I asked if I could buy him new shoes and the school said “no” that it would embarrass the family,” she said. “I just had to figure out how to help him and others so I applied for a nonprofit license and we’ve helped hundreds of families since then.” A nonprofit organization, Compassionate Hearts helps families in emergency situations with things like new car tires, clothing, auto parts for broken down vehicles, dentist visits, coats and shoes, glasses, appliances and more. In the beginning, Compassionate Hearts was inundated with requests for help. And, to ensure they are not duplicating servic-

es provided by local food banks and other local and state welfare organizations, the group now works with people referred by churches and schools. Anyone interested in donating to Compassionate Hearts may send checks or money orders to P.O. Box 113 Boyne City, MI 49712. Recently Compassionate Hearts held two fundraisers, Crazy Sally’s Road Rally and a spaghetti dinner at Saint Matthews Church. The road rally drew nearly 70 people from as far away as Royal Oak, Warren, Mt. Clemens and even Florida. The best team costume award went to Travis and Amy Peck and Heath and Kristi Meir as red riding hood, the wolf, the woodsman and the grandmother. Other teams were four cavewomen, four babies, the three blind mice, and the farmers wife. Also there was a YMCA team, four spiders, a team of cowboys and three odds and ends teams with a nun, gypsy, the goddess of love, ‘50s costumes and many many more. The event couldn’t have occurred without help from many people including the Shaler family; Frank, Ann, Kevin, Karen, Mary, Merle, Carson, Tim and Dee Harbum, Pastor Fowler and his family; Morrie and Sue Hobbs; Sant and Mrs. Claus aka Norm and Bev Jepson; Sue Arnor, Joann Miller, Lou Upton, Deb Gallager, and the American Legion for use of their hall. Several area businesses also donated to the effort. A total of $963 was raised for Compassionate Hearts. While 70 may seem like a time in your life to slow down, one Boyne woman is working even harder to

make sure those in need are not left unattended. Enter Compassionate Hearts, a group formed in 2005 to help people who cannot get assistance from the state or other local welfare agencies. “Years and years ago, when I was married to my first husband, we really didn’t have anything and I had five little boys in elementary school and the school came to us and said they wanted to buy my children shoes,” said Compassionate Hearts organization founder Mrs. Hearts, who asked to remain nameless for privacy concerns. “I have never forgotten that.” Mrs. Hearts moved to Boyne City 13 years ago with her second husband. “I was helping bring food to the drama club a few years ago and I saw a boy with holes in his shoes and I asked if I could buy him new shoes and the school said “no” that it would embarrass the family,” she said. “I just had to figure out how to help him and others so I applied for a nonprofit license and we’ve helped hundreds of families since then.” A nonprofit organization, Compassionate Hearts helps families in emergency situations with things like new car tires, clothing, auto parts for broken down vehicles, dentist visits, coats and shoes, glasses, appliances and more. In the beginning, Compassionate Hearts was inundated with requests for help. And, to ensure they are not duplicating services provided by local food banks and other local and state welfare organizations, the group now works with people referred by churches and schools. Anyone interested in do-

nating to Compassionate Hearts may send checks or money orders to P.O. Box 113 Boyne City, MI 49712. Recently Compassionate Hearts held two fundraisers, Crazy Sally’s Road Rally and a spaghetti dinner at Saint Matthews Church. The road rally drew nearly 70 people from as far away as Royal Oak, Warren, Mt. Clemens and even Florida. The best team costume award went to Travis and Amy Peck and Heath and Kristi Meir as red riding hood, the wolf, the woodsman and the grandmother. Other teams were four cavewomen, four babies, the three blind mice, and the farmers wife. Also there was a YMCA team, four spiders, a team of cowboys and three odds and ends teams with a nun, gypsy, the goddess of love, ‘50s costumes and many many more. The event couldn’t have occurred without help from many people including the Shaler family; Frank, Ann, Kevin, Karen, Mary, Merle, Carson, Tim and Dee Harbum, Pastor Fowler and his family; Morrie and Sue Hobbs; Sant and Mrs. Claus aka Norm and Bev Jepson; Sue Arnor, Joann Miller, Lou Upton, Deb Gallager, and the American Legion for use of their hall. Several area businesses also donated to the effort. A total of $963 was raised for Compassionate Hearts.

The six pictures at right are costumed teammates who participated in Crazy Sally’s Road Rally to raise money for the Compassionate Hearts charitable organization.

Odawa Casino, Resort hosts Northern Michigan Energy Fair Odawa Casino Resort, owned and operated by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, held the 2010 Northern Michigan Energy Fair on Saturday, Oct. 23. Wittock Supply Kitchen & Bath co-sponsored the event, helping to make it a great success. Odawa Casino Resort recently started implementing ways to reduce energy consumption and in turn, has seen generous savings and rebates for doing so. Dave Heinz, Chief Electrician and Chairman of the casino’s Energy Reduction Committee said, “We wanted to help the community see how they could also take advantage of these savings in their personal homes and businesses, and the Energy Fair was a great way to do that.” Twenty-seven vendors were onsite displaying energy related products and services to over 500 energy-conscious guests in

attendance at the Energy Fair. Guests were also able to bring in a copy of their utility bills to find out what savings they could qualify for. As an added bonus to the attendees, over $6,000 in prizes were given away, including energy efficient products and gift cards. Gary Merritt of Wittock Supply Kitchen & Bath said, “The Energy Fair was a terrific idea and Odawa Casino Resort was the perfect venue for both the attendees and the exhibitors. We look forward to participating in future events.” Marketing and Rate Specialist, Thomas Mann of Great Lakes Energy said, “The Energy Fair was an effective way for me to be able to help Great Lakes Energy members who are looking for ways to save energy in their homes, and I am very thankful for that opportunity.”


In an effort to share its energy saving ideas the Odawa Casino and Resort in Petoskey held an energy fair on Oct. 23. Energy experts were on hand to educate attendees on the energy and cost savings which are available through new technologies. More than 500 people attended the event.

Rollerblading hub opens for fall and winter season in EJ Let the good times roll by lacing up your rollerblades or roller skates at Harvest Barn Church in East Jordan. Each Saturday through April, the public is invited to roll to the sights and sounds of familyfriendly videos and music from noon to 3 p.m. The cost of $5 per skater includes skate rental, if needed. Concession, including soda, pizza and

candy, is also available. Harvest Barn Church has opened its doors to skaters from throughout the region for six years. And being the only indoor roller-skating rink within a 75 miles radius, it’s a happening gathering place. “We see kids of all ages come through the doors, even the adults who remember skating at the rinks in Walloon and Petoskey when they were younger,”

said Bridgette Criner, pastor and administrator for Harvest Barn Church. “With those rinks now closed, we’re happy to host skaters, whether they’re coming alone or are part of a larger birthday party.” The building, formerly known as the Jordan Valley Express, is equipped with a disco ball, brightly colored canned lights and a digital projector which gives skat-

ing a 21st Century feel. Videos are projected on the big screen for skaters to enjoy while on the rink. A touch of authenticity is found in old-time favorites, such as boy skates, girl skates and the chicken dance, that continue to be part of the Saturday experience and are crowd favorites. When not serving as a roller rink, the wooden floor is set up for church each Wednesday and

Sunday, where the community is again invited to become part of the experience. “We offer roller-skating as a way of blessing the community,” Criner said. “East Jordan is our home, and we’re proud of it. We want people from surrounding communities to come and enjoy it, as well.” For more information, call (231) 536-2870.

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MATTERS OF FAITH Schedules of Faith & Fellowship Walloon Lake

B.F. United Methodist

Community Church For information about Walloon Lake Community Church, please visit the church website at or call the church office at 535-2288. B.C. United Methodist 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 – join anytime. Office are hours are Tuesdays from 8:00am to 3:00pm and Thursdays from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Phone – 231-582-9776 Church of the Nativity Episcopal Church of the Nativity’s inquirer’s group is using the text Conform or Confirm as it’s format. The group welcomes new inquirer’s to join them on Wednesday, November 3. The hour long study will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the church basement. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Please call 582-5045 for more information.

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. Revelation Worship Café and Youth Group are Sunday nights at 6p.m.. Any questions can be answered by calling 231-582-9776. Office are hours are Tuesdays from 8:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. and Thursdays from 8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.. Boyne Valley Catholic Community

offering everyone the chance to Boyne Valley Catholic Com- purchase high quality hand crafts munity continues to offer many and gourmet foods from disadopportunities to explore and vantaged producers from third deepen our faith. We offer faith world countries. This program is formation for all ages on Sunday a popular and easy option to help nights. Call the office, 582-7718, those who are most in need to for more information on a class build better lives. The sales will be after all masses this month. that is appropriate for you. Little Rock studies meet on For the next six weeks, the Monday at noon, St. Augustine, Knights of Columbus will be Boyne Falls. The Book Club hosting their drive for food and meets Tuesday, 10:00am, RCIA non-perishable items to provide at 6:00pm and the Women’s Bi- assistance for all of our local ble Study, 6:30pm, all at St. Mat- food pantries during this important time of the year. Items can thew, Boyne City. During the month of Novem- be dropped off at either St. Matber, Catholic Relief Services in thews, (BC), or St. Augustine, conjunction with Fair Trade is (BF).

Church Services & Events

Our deadlines have changed. If you would like the time/date/place of your churchrelated function to be published in the Boyne City Gazette, we must receive your information by Noon on the Saturday preceding the event. While we strive to accommodate last-minute requests, constraints on time and available space makes this difficult. Send information via e-mail to Or drop off your information at 209 South Lake St. in Boyne City.

Wednesday, November 17, the combined choirs of BVCC invite you to an evening of fellowship, song and prayer in honor of St. Cecilia, patroness of music. We will begin 6:00pm in St. Matthew Parish Hall with a potluck, followed with singing and prayer at 7:00pm. Please join us and bring your favorite dish to share. The annual Giving Tree will be placed in the gathering spaces of St. Augustine and St. Matthew beginning the weekend of November 27th. This yearly project of helping during the upcoming Christmas season is so vital to our faith community! Boyne Valley Catholic Community continues to offer many opportunities to explore and deepen our faith. We offer faith formation for all ages. Sunday nights we offer classes 5:30 7:00pm for grades K - 8th and Junior High Youth. Senior High youth follows at 7:00pm. On the first Sunday of the month we have Whole Community Session all held at St. Matthew in Boyne City.

Boyne Valley Catholic Community is sponsoring our Redemptorist Parish Mission, December 12-16, 2010 6:30 - 7:45 pm. Any questions can be answered by calling the office, 582-7718. 1st Presbyterian Come as you are this Sunday to worship at First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. We invite you to share eclectic worship at 10:00 a.m. followed by coffee and conversation. Infant nursery/comfort room, toddler nursery, and children’s Sunday School provided. Adult Sunday school meets at 9 a.m. Choir practices at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. First Sundays include communion (every month) and potluck (during the school year). Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9a-3:30p, and Friday, 9a12:30p. Call (231) 582-7983 for youth group, bible study, and prayer schedules.


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MICHAEL RALPH JOHNS, i.e. Papa Was taken from us on October 30th 2010 at the age of 67, fighting a most courageous battle with ALS, better know as Lou Gehrig’s disease. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. Michael leaves behind an enduring legacy, his beloved wife Judy of 45 years, his loving son Kenneth Michael, his daughter Stacey Ann, and his cherished grandchildren Sonya Adeline and Emmett Michael. His sister Nancy Koeble, her daughter’s Laurel Lahr, and Michelle Schlaff, sister Marilee Slicker, and brother David Johns also survive him. In addition dear family friend’s Ann, Michael & Melissa, and Matthew Knutsen. Michael was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Ethel Johns, and best friend Jay Knutsen. As a youth Michael attended Assumption High School in

Windsor, graduating from St. ceived the Purple Heart Medal Andrew Knights of Columbus. Michael was an avid skier, Thomas High School in Ann for wounds received during He was a devoted member of skiing backcountry in Aspen, Arbor in 1961. He went onto ‘Operation Manhattan’ while St. Andrews Church in Saline, Helicopter skiing in British Jackson Jr. College, where he serving as reporter/photog- and served on the Building Columbia, and skiing with his family & friends wherever he met his wife Judy (Welch) from rapher for the First Infantry Committee for the church. Chelsea. He then transferred Newspaper. Upon returning As a young Entrepreneur he could find snow. Last year he to Michigan State. In 1965 he from the war Michael con- developed his own Sales Rep found the greatest joy in seeand Judy married at St. Francis tinued with his education, in Company, Quest Enterprises. ing his grandchildren ski for of Assisi in Ann Arbor while 1969 Michael received his BA He sold for multiple manufac- the first time! Boating, and residing in Plymouth. He took degree at MSU making him a turing companies to the Auto- Golfing were also some of his motive Industry. As the com- favorite past times. He won a leave of school to work at full fledge SPARTY!!! Associated Springs, at which Michael was an active Char- pany grew in numbers, Mike the 2003 Travis Pointe Men’s time he found himself part of ter Member of Travis Pointe Venticinque joined as a partner Invitational with friend Eddie the first group of married men Country Club. He took on and they worked together until Jonna, it was the highlight of to be drafted from Ann Arbor many tasks in the early devel- the company was dissolved. his golfing experiences. into the U.S Army. He then opment of the Club, serving as Mike was a mentor and guide Michael had many personal found himself assigned to the Board member, Vice President, to many young people in the collections, as his friends all Infantry Division of the ‘Big and President for two years. business world, he was a pas- know… his favorite collecRed 1’ in Vietnam. During Michael was a member of the sionate salesman who loved tion was his wine. His passion to share a glass, and lend service he wrote in the PIO Ann Arbor Legatus, and St. passing on his expertise. office for the Stars and Stripes Service paper. While  serving in the height Whether they’re serious about of the Vietgreat gifts wine dossier wine or just getting started, our nam War starting at wide selection of gifts will he was stainless steel wine 95 $ +s/h stoppers tastefully complement even the awarded a most distinguished wine cellar. National Defense Service Medal, an additional Vi e t n a m Campaign Medal, 2 wine tasting party Bronze Star Medals, a wine decanter & developer Vi e t n a m Service To redeem this offer, go to Medal. He or call 1.888.470.5401. also re-

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that beautiful smile was given to many. The world is surely a lesser place, he will be sorely missed, but will never ever be forgotten… CHEERS to Mike!! In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the University of Michigan, Department of Neurology, Neuromuscular Research & Clinical Care Fund, This is the Department that Dad focused his incredible efforts in volunteering his time and assistance, always willing to trying to lend any knowledge they could gain for the cure of ALS… 1914TC, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-53 A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Friday, November 5, 2010 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 910 Austin Dr., Saline MI, 48176 at 11:00 am with Michael’s family receiving friends from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Rev. Fr. William Stevenson will officiate. Please visit Michael’s personal webpage at to leave a memory. Sharon A. Aikin (October 20, 1941 - November 3, 2010) Sharon A. Aikin, 69, of Cheboygan, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at Tendercare of Cheboygan. A resident of Cheboygan since the mid 90’s, moving from Flint, Sharon was born October 20, 1941 in Flint, the daughter of Fred and Vera (Hittle) McCurdy. On September 10, 1961 in Flint, she married Frank Aikin, who survives. She was a member of the Wesleyan Community Church, and Sunday school superintendent, enjoyed volunteering at the church’s food bank, and was the secretary for AARP in Cheboygan. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Frank, two sisters, Kay (Robert) Jackson, and Marsha (Larry) Hicks, and a brother, James (Gloria) McCurdy, all of the Flint area, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 2pm, at the Wesleyan Community Church, with Pastor Greg Kirby and Pastor David Goheen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wesleyan Community Church Food Pantry, or the Inland Lighthouse Church of God. The Nordman-Christian Funeral Home is caring for the family.

Jeffrey R. Cutler (May 10, 1960 - November 3, 2010) Jeffrey R. Cutler, 50, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at his home in Indian River. Family services will be held at a later date. Jeffrey was born on May 10, 1960 in Paw Paw, MI. He was the son of Ray and Judy (Stout) Cutler. In 1992 he married Jacquelyne Esper at Mullett Lake. She preceded him in death in Nov., 2007. Jeffrey is survived by his children, Gary (Renae) Dechape of Indian River, Robert Dechape of Indian River and Anthony Esper of Alanson; eight grandchildren; mother, Judy (Leonard) Adams of Grayling; siblings, Kelly S. Cutler of Lawrence, MI, Thomas Cutler of Indian River, Terrance (Theresa) Cutler of Grand Rapids; several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, Jeffrey was preceded in death by his father, Ray and his sister, Tamera Cutler. Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River served the family. Online condolences may be made at www.stonefuneralhomeinc. com. Thomas G. Kortz (August 18, 1917 - November 2, 2010) Thomas G. Kortz, age 93 of Cheboygan passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at his home. He was born August 18, 1917 in Cheboygan to Stanley and Marion Kortz. On August 31, 1946 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Tom married Alice Boyea. Tom served in the U.S. Army during WWII and received a Purple Heart after being wounded on the beach at Normandy during the invasion. He worked for Gilbert Niesen Construction Co. for many years before going out on his own and retired in 1986. Tom was a life member of both the D.A.V. and the Purple Heart Organization and enjoyed sharpening saws out of his home. Besides his wife Alice, Tom is survived by his seven children, Thomas Jr. of Cheboygan, Kenneth of Cheboygan, Dolores (Harold) Munn of FL, Richard of FL, Gerry (Karen) of KY, Jonathon (Tammy) of KY and Lori Kortz of Cheboygan, two sisters, Pauline “Polly” Skiera and Josephine Gularski, both of Detroit, 10 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in

death by a son, Donald and his siblings, Frank, John, Tony, Joe, Eddie, Stella Thompson, Wanda Duffiney and Marion Brennet. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 11:00 am at St. Mary/ St. Charles Catholic Church with Rev. Paul Megge officiating. The family will greet friends beginning at 10:00 am at the church. Memorial contributions in Tom’s name may be directed to the Hospice House. The Nordman-Christian Funeral Home is caring for the family.

Robert E. Carr (August 31, 1929 - November 1, 2010) Robert E. Carr, 81, passed away Monday, November 1, 2010 at his Indian River home. A memorial mass will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the Cross in the Woods Catholic Church in Indian River. Fr. Harry Speckman, O.F.M. will celebrate the mass. A gathering of family and friends will take place in the church gathering room from 9:00am until the time of service at 11:00am on Saturday. Bob was born on August 31, 1929 in Detroit, MI. He was the son of Frank and Violet (Reynolds) Carr. He grew up in Detroit and attended Redford public schools. On March 20, 1948 he married the former Frances M. Roberts in Bowling Green, Ohio. The couple made their home in Detroit for a short time before moving to Redford Township where they raised their family. After a period of changing jobs, Bob decided to pursue mechanics as a trade. For a short time he owned and operated a Shell Service Station on the corner of 8 Mile and Beach Daily in Detroit. In 1970 the Carr family moved to Indian River. Bob went to work for Inland Lakes Public Schools and retired as transportation Supervisor in 1987. Bob enjoyed walking, boating and travel-

ing. He liked to work around his yard and watch football. He loved family get togethers and enjoyed watching old John Wayne movies. He was a member of the Cross in the Woods and the Knights of Columbus, 3rd degree. Bob is survived by his wife, Fran; children, Kathy (Roger) Brown of Lake Havasu City, AZ, William (Louise) Carr of Redford Township, Linda Conlon of Indian River, Garry (fiancé, Betsy Livingston) Carr of Petoskey, Larry (Sheri) Carr of Gaylord; fourteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his son, Bobby Carr in 1982, and his siblings, Larry and Harry Carr and Shirley Whipple. Memorial contributions are suggested to Cross in the Woods or Hospice of the Straits. Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River served the family. Gerald F. Charboneau (September 27, 1932 - October 31, 2010) Gerald F. Charboneau, 78, of Cheboygan, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Tendercare of Cheboygan. A resident of Cheboygan since 1977, moving from Detroit, Gerald was born September 27, 1932 in Detroit, the son of George and Freda (Stott) Charboneau. On April 21, 1951 in Detroit he married Barbara Renton, who survives. He attended Visitation High School, and Wayne State University, and also served in the Michigan National Guard. He retired in 1981 as a Sergeant from the Detroit Police Department after 25 years of service, having been assigned at the 2nd Precinct (Vernor), Headquarters Communication Section and Control Events Section, 5th Precinct (Jefferson), and his last assignment at Central Events Section (Ren-Cen). He also served as executive director of the Cheboygan Public Housing Commission from 1981 until his retirement in 1995. He was a member of St. Mary/St. Charles Catholic

Church and served as Eucharistic Minister, the Knights of Columbus since 1951, 4th degree and Colors Corps, and served as Grand Knight from 1986-1988, the Detroit Police Officers Association, Lieutenants and Sergeants Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, was a member and president of the Upper Peninsula Association of Housing Organizations, the National Association of Housing and Development Officials, the Michigan Housing Association Directors Association, and delivered Meals on Wheels. Surviving is his wife of 59 years, Barbara, his children, Nancy Charboneau Reiner of Dearborn, Richard(Wendi) Charboneau of Bay City, Christopher Charboneau of Madison Heights, daughter in law Celeste Charboneau of Cheboygan, grandchildren, Jerry III, Dennis(Abby), Becky(Chuck), Mandy, Matt, Dan, Amy, Emily, Lance, and Brandy, and a great granddaughter, Lily, He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Gerald Charboneau, Jr., three sisters, Sr. Mary Charboneau, IHM, Sr. Raphael Charboneau, IHM., and Virginia Murray, and two brothers, George Charboneau, Jr., and Thomas Charboneau. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 2, from 6-9pm, with a Rosary beginning at 7pm, at the NordmanChristian Funeral Home, and Wednesday, November 3, from 1-4pm, and 6-9pm, with a Scripture Service beginning at 7pm, also at the funeral home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 4, at 11am, with visitation beginning at 10am, at St. Mary/ St. Charles Catholic Church. Rev. Paul Megge will officiate, burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bishop Baraga Catholic School. Online condolences may be made at

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America Sings event honors veterans

PHOTOS BY CHRIS FAULKNOR Representatives from several Boyne City organizations (above, left) line the stage in support of veterans during the America Sings concert devoted to America’s military veterans. Pictured are (from left) Dean Kleinschrodt of American Legion Post #228, Gordon Burns of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1583, Gene Farley and Ron Freed of Masonic Lodge #391 and George T. Lasater, Chairman of the Veterans Memorial Committee. The Boyne City Senior Steppers (bottom, left) perform one of several line dances in their routine for the many spectators that came to America Sings. Kristin Glasgow-Watson (upper right) leads the crowd in the Star Spangled Banner. And, Julie Howard of the American Legion (lower right) is pictured with Cody Howard of the Sons of the American Legion.

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‘Boyne Meets Broadway’ dinner theater JOSH SAMPSON STAFF WRITER Boyne City High School’s upcoming dinner theater will feature pieces ranging from “South Pacific” to “Young Frankenstein.” “Boyne Meets Broadway” is a cooperative effort of the high school drama and hospitality departments and the Rambler jazz band. “There are a combination of new songs from Broadway and classic songs from Broadway,” said Mike Houser, director of the Boyne City High School drama department. After more than 15 years held in various locations throughout the Boyne area, “Boyne Meets Broadway” is to be held at the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center. Performances will include “Let the Sunshine In” from “Hair,” “Transylvania Mania”

from “Young Frankenstein” and other musical numbers from “Annie Get Your Gun” and “South Pacific.” The drama club will also take part by performing speaking acts to add variety to the show. “We have two kids doing Abbot and Costello’s ‘Who’s On First?’” said Houser. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday Nov. 19 and Saturday Nov. 20, and kick off with the jazz band playing music during dinner. “It is very cool to have the students be involved with every aspect of the show,” said Houser. Erin Zucker and Jody Adgate were the musical director, and choreographer for the previous “Boyne Meets Broadway.” Ron Freed stepped in as producer, and all three of them made the show run smoothly, according to Houser.

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Recently the Board of Directors of Boyne City’s Alano Club met to ceremoniously burn their building mortgage. Started in June of 2007, the club purchased the building to provide a place for meetings of various groups engaged in 12-step recovery programs. Currently there are over 400 individuals attending meetings at this facility every month. November 1st will be the kick off of a membership drive in the Boyne City area to fully engage the community support of this worthwhile organization. Memberships will be sold at various levels - $5.00/month, $50.00/year, and a lifetime membership at $1,000 - all payable over time as a pledge. Located in The Boyne City Gazette you will find a membership coupon with you can return to the club. The membership card you receive will allow you access to the building for various functions throughout the year. If you have any questions, please call Dick Fish at 357-6610, Bill Bolger, Hugh Conklin, Arch Wright, Pat O’Brien, or Rose Douglas.

“This year, Jody is off doing things, but Erin and Ron have come back to do music and producing,” Houser said. The performers involved with this year’s event will be challenged with new songs. “Boyne Meets Broadway” will feature a “Glee” medley from the popular TV show, and some choir show material; the students have never attempted either number before. “They are picking up new skills to apply to parts they’ve never done,” said Houser. The venue sports 600 seats, but Houser said tickets are selling fast. Tickets to the dinner theater are $25, and can be bought from any of the Boyne City Performing Arts students or from Local Flavor in downtown Boyne City. For more information call Boyne City High School at (231) 439-8100.


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THE NEXT GENERATION Kids Hope USA gives hope to struggling students and then the student is referred to King who locates a mentor. “We average around 12 students a year so we have 12 mentors plus substitute mentors as well because consistency is so important for these kids,” she said. According to Concord Academy Boyne Administrator Larry Kubovchick, the program is much more than a boost in grades. “Some kids need extra academic

with the kids and I’m just really thrilled with it.” While the program is associated with churches like First PresbyteNow into its fourth year in Boyne rian, King said their job is not to City, the Kids Hope USA mentorproselytize. ing program is helping elementa“As a church we wanted to do ry students excel academically. more community outreach and Founded in 1993, Kids Hope USA we felt this was an important works with Christian churches ministry,” she said. nationwide to find mentors who Kids Hope USA has helped more assist at-risk children with learnthan 8,000 children in 29 states. ing basic academic skills. King said all men“The teachers are seetors go through ing a difference in the background checks students who particiand are trained in pate and parents are the Kids Hope USA well satisfied because of mentheir children are learnSARI KING, KIDS HOPE DIRECTOR philosophy toring. ing and enjoying learnStudents in grades ing,” said Sari King, one through six are Director of Kids Hope USA Boyne City Michigan chap- help, but more importantly, just eligible for mentoring from Octohaving someone who’s believ- ber through May. ter. King is also the youth leader at ing in you and encouraging you “I think it’s just a wonderful opis a great thing to have,” he said. portunity to invest in a child’s the First Presbyterian Church. “Our work is academic, but some- “Some kids who struggle get life,” King said. “We see children times it can be more socialization down on themselves and think that are in single family homes or more emotional – we can reach they can’t do it and having some- or both parents are working or children on all different levels,” one working with them really they’re just having trouble learning the material they are given.” helps.” she said. When the schools think children Kubovchick added, “For us it’s She added, “The kids do better in can be helped by Kids Hope, their just a very low-maintenance pro- school and in the meantime you parents are sought for permission gram. They come in and work are being blessed as well.”


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Second-grader Tristen Sellisen works with mentor Joel Shraw, a Boyne City attorney, at Concord Academy Boyne in the Kids Hope USA program. Kids Hope has served more than 8,000 kids in 29 states. Sellisen is sharing his Thanksgiving unit project “What I am thankful for.”

Four charter school bands converge for concert Four area charter schools are coming together for a massed band concert to be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, on stage at Concord Academy and Montessori School in Alba. Concord Academy Petoskey, directed by Duane Wilson, Concord Academy Boyne, directed by Mickey Owen,

Concord Academy Antrim, directed by Dave Pugh, and Northwest Academy, directed by Gary Stutzman will be participating in a special day of music. Beginning at 1 p.m., each band will perform two prepared pieces for a clinician, Dave Overton, a band director from

southern Michigan. Dave will offer a 20 minute music clinic for each group on the music they have prepared. At the end of the four clinics that will take place between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. the bands will combine in mass to prepare four more numbers that each band has been working

on for the past two months. Concord Antrim band parents will provide a meal for the bands and they will have time to visit and get to know each other. The evening concert is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. and each band will perform one number from their

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Familiar face named realtor of the year BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR A father, a commissioner and a realtor – Chris Christensen has been named Realtor of the year by the Antrim Charlevoix Kalkaska Association of REALTORS. H a v i n g worked in the family RealEstate busiCHRIS CHRISTENSEN ness Lynda’s

Real Estate Service for over 10 years, Christensen said he has worked with a lot of families, sold hundreds of properties and seen the business change drastically. “You start to lose track of all the houses over the years,” Christensen said. “But, nothing beats helping somebody achieve their goal in real-estate. And seeing the joy that first-time home buyers feel is pretty special.” The Antrim Charlevoix Kalkaska Association of REALTORS association bestwoed the honor on Christensen for, “recognition

of outstanding leadership and service for the association, the community and the real estate industry.” Christensen was chosen by peers in his industry based on his community service, education and business accomplishments and service to the REALTOR organization at the local, state and national levels. Licensed In 2001, Christensen joined the ACK Association in 2003 and went on to receive his brokers license in 2006. Christensen has served on the ACK Board Of Directors since

Voice, music lessons being offered BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR A local teacher is now offering her musical expertise in the form of musical instruction classes. Becky Palmiter is offering music lessons and tutoring in piano and percussion, drum set and keyboards as well as beginning violin, guitar and voice. “Lessons can be taught, for the convenience of the student, in either their home or in a location in Boyne City,” Palmiter said. “Lessons are generally 30 minutes in length and there are family discounts available if you have more than one person in the family taking lessons.” While students make up a large portion of clients for music instructors, Palmiter said people of all ages are encouraged to learn an instrument or to learn how to play a current instrument better. Having come from a musical family, Palmiter said she began piano lessons in the fourth grade. “My mom always played piano for us Saturday evenings and my dad always

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Child Study Club fundraiser

It’s the annual Boyne City Child Study Club Spaghetti dinner, prepared by the Boyne City High School Hospitality Class, from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, November 16, at the Boyne City Early Learner’s Building, across from the Boyne District Library. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 10 and under. There is also a small rummage sale to boost the fund-raiser. Useful household and decorative items and toys donated

by the club members will be available at bargain prices. Order forms will be available for the annual bread sale. The study club is a group of mothers with kids infant through high school. The group meets monthly to enhance parenting skills and participate in fundraisers so the club can donate up to $100 to each of more than a dozen local organizations supporting children. For more information, please contact Patti Brewer at 582-5465.


The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met October 27, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Room in the County Building. All Commissioners were present. Motion approved the minutes of the October 13, 2010 meeting as presented. Motions defeated appointments to the DHS board. The Clerk was instructed to re-post for the DHS board. Applicants for appointment to the Road Commission will meet with the Commissioners before appointments are made. 5 will meet on November 10th and the remainder on the 24th. The meeting scheduled for November 24th will begin at 5:00 p.m. A complete list of appointments can be obtained in the County Clerk’s office. Motion approved Resolution #10-124, Building Demolition. Motion approved Resolution #10-125, Energy Study. Motion approved Resolution #10-126, Maximum Authorized Millage Rates. Motion approved Resolution #10-127, Cigarette Tax Distribution. Motion approved Resolution #10-128, Convention Facility Tax Distribution. Motion approved Resolution #10-129, 2011 General Fund Budget. Commissioner Tripp voting no. Motion approved Resolution #10-130, 2011 Salary Schedule. Commissioner Tripp voting no. Motion approved Resolution #10-131, 2010 Tax Levy. Motion approved Resolution #10-132, City & Township Clerk’s Report. Motion approved Resolution #10-133, Transportation Agreement Between Charlevoix County Transit And Commission on Aging, and authorized the Chairman to sign said agreement. Motion Approved Resolution #10-134, Memorandum of Understanding, and authorizes the Chairman to sign said agreement. Motion approved Resolution #10-135, Grandvue Operating Transfer Motion adjourned the meeting at 9:00 p.m. Motion approved re-opening the meeting. Interviews for the HR position were discussed. Motion approved making offer to candidate #1. Commissioner Tripp voting no. Motion adjourned the meeting at 9:30. p.m. Cheryl Potter Browe, County Clerk

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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. VETERANS DAY CEREMONY The Boyne City American Legion will hold a Veterans Day ceremony in Veterans Memorial Park at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. VETERANS APPRECIATION Odawa Casino Resort is giving all veterans and active duty personnel a voucher for a free lunch or dinner buffet in the Waas-no-dé Buffet every Monday in November and on Veterans Day, Nov.11th. Stop at the Optimum Rewards desk and present your Military I.D. Business After Hours On Nov. 18 at Boyne Mountain The Business After Hours previously scheduled for Nov. 11 has been changed to a new date and location - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at Boyne Mountain Resort. The business mixer will be held from 5:30 tin the Mountain Grand Lodge/Everett’s restaurant. Admission, hors d’oeuvres and networking are complimentary, and a cash bar will be available. Future dates and locations for Business After Hours are 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Re/ Max Resort Properties, 111 S. Lake St., cosponsored by Lake Street Market and Cindifranco’s cool stuff,; and the Chamber’s Annual Meeting from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 20, 2011, at Boyne Mountain. Former mayor and business leader Aldwyn Barden dies at 95 Former Boyne City Mayor and business leader N. Aldwyn Barden, 95, of Boyne City, passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. Aldwyn was born Oct. 29, 1914, in Petoskey, the son of F.O. Barden and Mable Barden. He grew up in Boyne City, graduated from Boyne City High School in 1932 and Michigan State University in 1936. On Oct. 11, 1937, he married Jean Saller in Petoskey. In 1922, his father, F.O., started a lumber yard in Boyne City and Aldwyn began to work in the family business in 1936, he worked there until he retired in 1979. Over the years Aldwyn was very active in the community, serving 13 years as a city commissioner and six years as the mayor of Boyne City. For 36 years, Aldwyn was a member, past president and secretary of the Boyne City Rotary Club. He was also a member of St. Matthew’s Church, where a funeral Mass was held Nov. 1. Farmers Market Nov. 20 A special holiday Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in Veterans Park. Parade/Open House Nov. 26 Celebrate the holidays with parade and open houses Nov. 26. The Boyne City Holiday Open House & Santa Parade, held the Friday after Thanksgiving, is a tradition in Boyne City and that tradition continues this year. To make it a true community celebra-

tion of the season, Main Street is inviting everyone in the area to participate in the festivities on Friday, Nov. 26 – from businesses and organizations with floats, to children dressed in their holiday finest, to businesses offering great shopping, refreshments and hospitality. The parade begins at 6 p.m. and the evening’s special guest is the jolly old man from the North. Santa will arrive on his sleigh and be joined by some of his elves and real live reindeer. Those participating in the parade will line up on East Main Street between East and Lake Streets starting at 5:30 p.m. The parade route will follow Lake Street to Water Street through the heart of downtown Boyne City. Santa will then be available to meet with children at the Gazebo in Old City Park. In addition there will be hayrides and the opportunity to see reindeer up close. If you have any questions, contact Karen Guzniczak at Country Now & Then/Up The Lazy River at 582-2355, the Boyne City Main Street office at 582-9009, the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce at 582-6222, or email VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Organizers of the Santa Parade are looking for volunteers to help with traffic control. Volunteers are needed to assist with setting up and taking down barricades. The parade starts at 6 p.m. Barricades will be set up shortly before the start of the parade and will be removed immediately at the end. If you can spare 30 to 45 minutes to help, please call the Main Street office at 5829009 or email mainstreet@ by Nov. 20. TO ENTER THE PARADE, send the following information by Nov. 23 to the Boyne City Main Street Program, 112 S. Park Street, Suite F Boyne City, MI 49712, or email it to Contact name, business or organization name, telephone and mailing address. Ribbon cutting for new dentist The Boyne Chamber and Boyne City Main Street will welcome new local dentist Dr. Michael Fleming with a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon on Thursday, Nov. 11, at his office at 202 North Lake St. This will be held shortly after the 11 a.m. Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, across the street from Dr. Fleming’s office. Dr. Fleming brings 10 years of private practice dental experience to the area with a focus on cosmetic dentistry and total dental care for his patients. He has taken over the practice of two retiring dentists, John Moriarty, 830 State St., and Bruce Campbell, 202 North Lake St. Kelly Shively performs BAC Stage Concert Nov. 14 The BAC State Concert Series continues at a new time, 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 with singer/songwriter Kelly

Shively performing at the Boyne Arts Collective (BAC), 210 S. Lake St. in Boyne City. Admission is $5. Singing songs that combine love, family and farming with the humor, faith and hope also involved in her Northern Michigan lifestyle, Shively loves the old ways and traditional music, and tries to weave them into the songs she writes. Her clear soprano voice has been known to stop people in their tracks and draw them in. She accompanies herself on celtic harp, banjo, banjola, banjimer and fiddle. BAC Stage Concerts are held the second and fourth Sunday of the month featuring; Kirby on Nov. 28, and Piecemeal and John Richey on Dec. 12. The nearby BBQ Restaurant, 151 Ray St., is offering a 10 percent discount to anyone attending these concerts. FUTURE FILE: Special events Nov. 20 – Earlier Than the Bird shopping promotion, 7 to 11 a.m. Nov. 20 - Holiday Farmers Market - Veterans Park, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 26 - Holiday Open Houses (5 to 9 p.m.) & Santa Parade (6 p.m.), Downtown Boyne City Dec. 2 - Ribbon cutting & grand opening of Business Resource Center at Boyne District Library, 9 a.m. Dec. 4 - Weihnachtsmarkdt German Christmas Market at Water Street Center Dec. 4 - Holiday Hobby Craft Show, Boyne City High School - Info: 231-582-3694 Application Dec. 4 – Steven Fearing concert at Freshwater Studio, 8 p.m. Dec. 11 - Santa at Castle Farms Dec. 16 - Business After Hours at Re/Max Resort Properties, 111 S. Lake St., cosponsored by Lake Street Market and Cindifranco’s cool stuff, 5:30 to 7:30 Dec. 18 - Horton Creek concert at Performing Arts Center Jan. 20, 2011- Boyne Area Chamber Annual Meeting, Boyne Mountain, 5 to 8 p.m. NEWS BRIEFS BETTER FISHING The Lake Charlevoix Association is hosting two meetings at the Boyne District Library to discuss the possibility of adding artificial fish habitat to improve fishing in the lake. The meetings will be 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 to meet with Todd Kalish of DNRE Fisheries to gather public input and develop a plan. For more information, visit www. lakecharlevoixassociation. org. Email to let them know you are interested, and join them at the meetings to give your input and help improve fishing on Lake Charlevoix. WINE TASTING Boyne Country Provisions’ next next wine-tasting at Café Santé is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15. The last four tastings have sold out, so it is recommended to call the store at 231-

582-2151 for reservations. Next month, they willl be moving the wine tasting to Red Mesa’s back porch.

Little Christmas Party Friday, Dec. 10. and Santa comes to the Castle Saturday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. Details.

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER Dinner will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 106 N. Lake St. The dinner is open to the public, and there is no charge. Organizer Jerry Kelts asks that anyone interested in volunteering or donating food contact him at 231-582-6904. Those who need transportation or a home-delivered meal should also contact Kelts. FREE CLINIC FUND-RAISER The Boyne Area Senior Center will host a Fundraiser Concert, Luncheon and Bake Sale to benefit the Boyne Area Free Clinic from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. The Cousins Music Group will perform, a Chili Luncheon and Bake Sale will be held. Donations will be accepted with all proceeds going to the Boyne Area Free Clinic.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Event will be presented at Water Street Cafe in downtown Boyne City at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Call 5231-82-9929 for reservations.

HOSPITALITY PROGRAM BAKED GOODS The Team Hospitality Program at Boyne City High School is again offering holiday baked goods. Orders must be placed by Nov. 15 for Nov. 22 delivery. Offerings include Granny Smith Apple Pie for $7 and banana bread (with or without walnuts), pumpkin cake rolls, lavender pound cake, apple cherry pecan bread and lemon-scented pound cake for $4 each. Pickup dates are Nov. 22 and/or Dec. 20 from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. Orders may be sent by e-mail to, placed with a hospitality student or submitted in the high school mailbox. Make checks payable to Boyne City Hospitality. Proceeds pay for competitions and our end of the year trip. For information call 439-8153. SPAGHETTI DINNER The Boyne City Hospitality Class is hosting its annual Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 Tuesday, Nov. 16 in the Hospitality Dining Room at the Early Learners Building. CHILI COOK-OFF Event will be held at Sommerset Pointe on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. Try exciting chilis from area restaurants and organizations. Admission is $15 per person with a cash bar. Proceeds will benefit East Jordan and Boyne City food pantries. RSVP required at 231.582.9900. GREAT LAKES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Event will present “Bach, Father and Son” in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 at Castle Farms in Charlevoix. Reservations are required. Tickets are available through the GLCO office at (231) 487-0010; prices are $15 for adults; Students 18 and younger are admitted free, as are all active duty military. CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE Castle Farms of Charlevoix presents its Biggest

HOLIDAY PARTY Join Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec.11 for their First Annual Share the Spirit Holiday Party. Join your fellow businesses, family and friends for appetizers, dinner, dessert and a night of dancing. Call 231-582-9900 for reservations. CARDBOARD COMPACTOR The Melrose Township Transfer Station has a cardboard compactor provided by the Charlevoix County Recycle Committee. The Station is open on Monday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 3 on State Street behind the Township Hall, just off U.S.131 across from Ingalls General Store. There is also a bin for office paper. Township officials point out that businesses with large quantities would do well to bring cardboard to the compactor, and it is easy to unload into the compactor at that site. FINAL LEAF PICKUP The City of Boyne City will pick up leaves through Nov. 12 on Mondays and Fridays. Residents should set bagged leaves curbside in clearly marked biodegradable bags, which are available at City Hall, Boyne City Hardware and Glen’s Market. Brush will not be picked up curbside but may be brought to the North Boyne Compost Site on Robinson Street. You may haul your own leaves or brush, bagged in biodegradable bags or unbagged to the compost site, which is open seven days a week. HOW TO START A BUSINESS Classes are held monthly, sponsored by the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance. The next classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 in Harbor Springs and Dec. 15 in Boyne City. The sessions 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. BOYNE BUCKS- City-wide gift certificates are available at the Chamber office in $10 and $20 denominations; call 582-6222. They are good at more than 30 local businesses and make great Christmas gifts or holiday bonuses for employees. Details. “BC” WINDOW STICKERSand “Boyne City” license plate holders are available at Local Flavor bookstore and the Chamber office with proceeds going to the Boyne City Booster Foundation. CHAMBER ON FACEBOOK

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FROM PAGE 3 the leaders in the discovery of new and better ways to generate energy. We should not be making policy based on current economic fears that causes us to risk our future by accepting unrealistic projections of the ability of renewable energy sources, such as wind, to replace current base load generation or revitalize our economy. The decision on the Rogers City plant should not have been denied by a faulty DNRE review process based on criteria that had little to do with air quality. The Executive Directive made the findings of the MPSC and the decision of the Department all but a foregone conclusion by establishing a narrow review process that was neither comprehensive nor balanced. It not only failed to consider the present positive impact of a newer, clean burning coal facility but also the future implications for addressing the carbon problem with the innovative technologies proposed for the site. The Rogers


a plant our mother or father had grown in a backyard plot along with carrots, beets, potatoes and corn. Then the time for making a real mess arrived as we were allowed to stick our hand down into the pumpkin’s interior to pullout its seeds and connected goop. I suspect mothers had bandages in their apron pockets as they watched us cut out a face on the emptied veggie. We used her kitchen paring knife which under any other circumstances would not be available to us. I don’t recall, but certainly sometime over those years there must have been bloodshed. But back in those days the real fun came when our mothers and fathers were out of sight. It was when we became old enough to go out on our ‘trick or treating’ rounds with our buddies, not our parents that Halloween became a special night. Remembering their own youth our parents admonished us that if they caught us or even heard that we had used soap on anyone’s windows it would be us who washed them clean. This included car windshields. Of course, this restriction only fueled our desire to do exactly what we weren’t to. There was no way we could see any harm in scraping soap over window panes. After all, it could be washed or scraped off. It was just not easy. But the thing which clings to my memory is the stunt the older boys perpetrated

City plant could serve as a laboratory for clean coal technology and make Michigan a leader in establishing a pragmatic and balanced approach to answering our energy needs today and in the future. Steven A. Transeth principal partner of Transeth & Associates, a firm providing legal and consulting services on energy issue. Thanks for confidence Editor: Greg MacMaster, Republican nominee for the 105th District Michigan House of Representatives seat, thanked his supporters and the voters of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Otsego counties for their support in his victory in the General Election. MacMaster issued the following statement: “I am truly honored and humbled that the residents of the 105th District have voted for me to represent them in Lansing. I am sincerely thankful that voters have entrusted me to be their voice in state government, and will work every year after year. In the thirties my in-laws lived on a side street in a small Ohio town within sight of a river and only a block from the main street that crossed it by a high bridge. One family, an elderly man and wife, in their block had at that time yet to have replaced their outdoor outhouse with inside plumbing. This had become such a tantalizing challenge to the older boys that not a year passed that they didn’t arrive in the late hours of the evening to topple it off its base and onto its side. The angry owner eventually decided he would sit within it, door ajar with his shotgun on his lap intent on letting any marauder have a blast in his departing rear. The boys, my husband included, detected their neighbor’s plan and sneaked up on the old wooden building from its back side. Then on the silent count of three (they merely stuck first one finger up in the air, then a second and finally the third), they tipped the old sanitation device forward on to its door, trapping its owner and his gun within it. The most astounding feet was the appearance on the morning following Halloween night of a wicker rocking chair which had been removed from the front porch of the Cantors and hung atop a nearby utility pole. The following year someone decided to go one better and hung a small wagon from the spire of the Episcopalian church. Of course, the perpetrators were never found. As I was out of town during

day for the next two years to earn that continued trust. Although I am new to the political scene, I fully intend to hit the ground running and have legislation ready for introduction on Jan. 3. “I want to thank my wife, Denise, and my family for their support during this long campaign. I also want to thank my campaign manager, Chris Bailey, my treasurer, Tom Troost, and my media specialist, Rich Adams and their families for the hard work they have put into the campaign. But more than anything, I want to thank the voters who supported my run for the Michigan House. I will not let you down.” Greg MacMaster 105th Rep. The people have spoken Editor: The election has been conducted and the voters have spoken. I accept their decision. I wish the members of the supreme court well as they proceed with the people’s business. I hope they will exhibit Boyne City’s celebration of Halloween I had to miss all the fun that took place with Cindi’s first ever downtown parade and the climaxing party for all the Trick or Treaters at the Presbyterian Church’s Trunk or Treat party which is held every year curb side at the church and in its community hall. On top of that the town had a celebration in the old Carter’s building in an effort to raise money for a community center. Costume prizes were awarded; music and dancing filled the evening. Primarily a young crowd the event promises more of the same as the community works together to establish a much desired community center. The amazing thing about the storm which blew into Boyne right before Halloween with wind gusts up to 65 MPH (or so it has been rumored) and which resulted in power outages of up to well over twenty-four hours failed to blow away the straw figures which decorated our business district as well as many homes. Although a bit ‘wind -blown’ the many corn stalk and straw creatures managed to cling to whatever it might have been that they were propped against or tied to. Of course, some of their hats and clothes may have come up missing but basically they hung around for the official night. There is always a feeling of sadness when I become aware of the number of adults who arbitrarily come to the decision that don-

wisdom in their councils and decisions. Each of you who worked so hard for this campaign are precious to me. I am grateful for all that you did in support of my call for simple fairness, impartial justice and professional conduct at the court. Thank-you. I wish you all the very best. Be of good cheer. Alton Thomas Davis Justice Michigan Supreme Court Local Pilots help youngsters Editor: An area pilot has not given more than 200 young people a free demonstration airplane ride as part of the EAA Young Eagles program, which is introducing a new generation to the world of flight. Among the more than 42,000 pilots around the world who have donated their time and aircraft to the effort is Jerry Schmidt of Boyne City. All pilots in the Young Eagles program explain the safe operation of airplanes and principles of flight be-

fore the short trips. Participating young people become official Young Eagles with the flight. The names of the pilots and the participants are also included in the “World’s Largest Logbook,” which is on permanent display in the EAA Air Venture Museum in Oshkosh, Wis., and online through the Young Eagles website. Young Eagles also have access to an online pilot training course, made possible by Sporty’s Pilot Shops, located in Batavia, Ohio. The Young Eagles Program was unveiled by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in July 1992 and has now flown more than 1.5 million young people, primarily between ages of 8 and 17. EAA is a worldwide organization with 160,000 members who enjoy all facets of recreational flight. The Young Eagles program goal is to allow young people to experience positive activities and discover the possibilities available to them within the world of aviation. For more information, go to

ning a costume and a mask is something that belongs to their past. It is as if they have lost the ability to lose themselves in a make-believe world of fun and laughter. Oh, I’m not suggesting we gout and hoist rocking chairs onto utility poles, but certainly be can throw a sheet over our head or dress in an outfit of our spouses and return to the world of make believe for a few hours. After all, we do the same thing for more mundane reasons. Guys do it when they go fishing and hunting or even when attending spectator events where they wear the team colors or sweat shirts announcing their affiliation. I was in a sporting goods store last week and couldn’t believe the apparel that met my eyes – much of it was made of camouflage fabric – even the socks. And many professionals spend their days in ‘uniforms’ – just look at the va-

riety we find within a hospital – even masks which hide faces. Think of the UPS drivers, police, fireman, pilots, stewards and stewardesses, railroad conductors, captains and personnel on ships. This list can go on and on. And I am not leaving women out of this. We see them jogging in their special outfits and wearing the proper shoes, and I don’t have to mention the beach or dance floor. Strangely enough the teaching profession has not universally converted itself to a standard ‘costume’, though many religious and private institutions have. Interestingly enough, all of the above are commonly seen being worn by children as ‘Halloween” costumes. This whole thing tickles my funny bone. Children so often, in their innocence detect in their adult world those things which can only make sense by smiling and laughing. Anne

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BOYNE AREA EVENTS ONGOING EVENTS American Legion Fundraiser Boyne City’s American Legion, Ernest Peterson Post 228, is selling 2011 calendars to raise funds for future scholarship programs for area students. Funds will also be used to support area service men and women currently serving, both overseas and stateside, and for local Legion programs. Calendars, which are being sold for $10 each, will be available from many post members, at the post, 302 S. Lake St during Tuesday night Bingo hours or by contacting Brian Morrison, committee chair, at 231-330-4990. We thank you for your support of your local American Legion. Quilting Circle The Hiland Cottage Quilting Circle, a volunteer-led program, brings together local quilting enthusiasts to bring warmth and comfort to patients at the Hiland Cottage Hospice House in Petoskey. The Quilting Circle meets from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays October through April. Hospice is asking area quilters and quilting groups to help in this endeavor. For more information about joining the quilting circle, please contact Volunteer Quilters Barb Postelnick at 231.347.0798, or Mary Putters at 231.347.7931. Free mammograms offered at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Foundation and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan are partnering to offer free mammograms, not just in October, but year-round. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, however, these mammograms are offered year-round while funds are available. If you are or know a female, age 40 – 64, who is under-insured or without health insurance, call 866.487.3100 to schedule an appointment.  Bingo Tuesday Bingo Game - Boyne City American Legion - 302 South Lake Street 582-7811 - Come join your friends and neighbors for an inexpensive, and maybe profitable, evening of fun, entertainment and relaxation. - Play 39 games with 51 bingos - Traditional Pick your own hard cards – Paper specials + Michigan Progressive Jackpot. The venue is smoke-free. The Early Birds start at 6pm and Finish 9:45p.m. Food concessions are available. Join the band The Jordan Valley Community Band will begin its Fall season of rehearsals on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the East Jordan High School band room. If you or someone you know plays an instrument or has played in the past and would like to join the band, please contact Director, Becky Palmiter at 582-3734, President, Leslie Cunningham at 547-2145 or Sec./Treas., Phyllis Childs at 582-3488 to have your name added to our mailing

list or if you need help finding an instrument. Want to lose weight? Come join us for support. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Church of the Nazarene 225 W. Morgan St. Boyne City, on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. For more information call Evelyn at (231) 582-9495 Support Group Grief and Loss Support Group 3rd Thursday of every month 1-2:30 p.m. Friendship Center of Emmet County -Library 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group 2nd Monday 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hospice of Little Traverse Bay One Hiland Drive, Petoskey (231) 487-4285

that dogs tend to follow and so do humans! During this time we will learn to 1. Understand the concept that “there must be a leader and the leader always leads the way” 2. Name ways to train leadership to rehabilitate their teams and create a calm assertive energy 3. Define what ‘calm assertive energy’ looks like from a leadership/ team perspective and discuss the impact on the team when the leader “freaks out” 4. Experiment with reading team energy and practice using this knowledge to be effective in the leadership role 5. and much, much more! Join us for an hour packed with information, followed by an hour of networking, and lunch!

Nov. 17 Ellsworth spaghetti dinner The community is invited to a Spaghetti Dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Ellsworth Christian Reformed Church, 9323 Main St. in Ellsworth. The Dinner is a fund-raiser for the Atwood/Ellsworth Cadet Program which is a ministry that works with the local church to share Christ’s love with boys ages 7 to 12 through Bible study, merit badges, outdoor skills and much more. For more information please contact Pastor Dave at (231) 5993290.

Nov. 21 Scavenger hunt I wanted to let you know that our faith community will be having a scavenger hunt for the local food Nov. 13 pantries on November 21, 2010 at Nov. 11 Hunters Ball Arts Collective event Sat. Nov. 13 at the Boyne City Ea- 5:30 pm. This is one of the two inBoyne Arts Collective’s meeting gles Club. Music provided by Jelly tergenerational nights we do evfor members and the public will Rolls 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. The gun ery year. We will collect food and be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, raffle is from 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. non-perishables for the Boyne City and Boyne Falls pantries. We will Nov. 11, at 210 South Lake St. in Prizes include: 1st. Prize 30-06 do the scavenger hunt from 5:30 Boyne City. Sydney Wormell, Upsy Remington; 2nd Prize 270 Rempm until 6:15pm... and then head Daisy Floral proprietor, will share ington; 3rd Prize $300.00. Tickets to the food pantry here in Boyne her artistic knowledge to demon- are $1 each with a $2 cover charge. city for a tour and refreshments. strate techniques for decorating Public is welcome. I don’t know if this is something during the November holidays. you would want to cover or not, Arranging cornucopias and table Nov. 14 but I thought I would give you a centerpieces are examples of the BAC Concert heads up. evening’s topics. For more infor- Boyne Arts Collective will feature mation, call (231)-582-5877 Kelly Shively in concert at 4 p.m. Nov. 21 on Nov. 14, at 210 South Lake St. Freshwater Events Nov. 12 in Boyne City. Boyne Celtic Sessions 1 p.m. to 3 Bake Potato Luncheon p.m. on Nov. 21 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12 at St. matthew Church. Dinner consists of baked potatoes with all the fixings, hot dogs, chili and desserts. Cost is by donation. Proceeds will be used to help purchase a defibrillator for the church. Take-outs are available and orders must be in by 10:00 a.m.

Nov. 12 Leadership learning event Attention HR Professionals, Office Managers, and Operating Managers/Supervisors: Join the Northern Michigan Society for Human Resource Management on Friday, November 12, at the Boyne District Library Community Room to learn just how “Leadership is like the Dog Whisperer”! Desiree Simon, founder of Taskmaster Life & Professional Coaching will present on this powerful and inspirational topic. Much like Cesar Millan (the dog whisperer), leadership is best taught by rehabilitating the individual team members through the training of the leader. His philosophy requires the dog owner to maintain a calm, assertive energy that is a natural leadership state

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BOYNE AREA EVENTS Energy, passion and joy over flow in Boyne Country as celtic musicians gather to create enchanting music. You are invited to join the fun as Gaeyle Gerrie & John Richey host a special Sunday Session featuring Celtic/Folk Tunes and Songs at the FRESHWATER STUDIO at 217 South Lake Street in Boyne City, Michigan. (231) 582-2258 Coffee, Tea and maybe more will be available. For more information,including a free music,please email: or visit www.SynergySong. com Admission to the Celtic Session is free. There is no charge for this family friendly musical event that features some of our regions finest Irish, folk and Old Tyme musicians. Musicians from all over the region have come to join us – we would love our next special guest to be you! We would love to see you there! Call (231) 883-Song (231) 883-7664 (231) 883-7664 for more information. Future concert listing. Seating is limited so please call Freshwater Studio to reserve at (231) 582-2588. Sat. Dec. 4 - Stephen Fearing Sat. Jan. 22, 2011 - Brian Vander Ark Sat. Feb. 12, 2011 - Rachael Davis, Robin Lee Berry, Kathy Lamar http://www. - http:// - Sat. Mar. 19, 2011 - Orpheum Bell Sat. April TBA - Lost World String Band http://www. Nov. 23 Garden Club meeting The Boyne Valley Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 23 to put the finishing touches and distribute 400 wreaths they sell during

the fall. This is their main Horses Lead Participants patterns. By engaging in and Erin Halloran – and fundraiser for the flowers on Path to Self Discovery ground-work exercises include six hours of study that are planted around during Equine Experience with horses and through with horses, lunch and the city in the summer. the study and evaluation snacks, journal and course Equestrian Events of their reactions, FEEL materials, roundtrip transFuture Events Horses could rival man’s sessions provide insight portation from The Inn Nov. 11 - Veterans Day cer- best friend having been that deepens awareness of at Bay Harbor – A Renaisemony at Veterans Memo- companions for nearly as one’s true self. sance Golf Resort to the rial Park, 11 a.m. long, and yet there is still “Our habits define who we nearby stables of Bay HarNov. 11 - Business Af- much that can be learned are,” said Camryn Handler, bor Equestrian Club and a ter Hours at Points North from these gentle crea- spa director at The Spa at $40 credit toward spa and Printing, 826 Moll Drive, tures. In a new spa series The Inn at Bay Harbor. salon services to be used 5:30 p.m. by The Spa at The Inn at “The Equine Experience al- at The Spa at The Inn at Nov. 19-20 - Boyne Meets Bay Harbor, the Equine lows you to explore how Bay Harbor. Cost for the Broadway high school dra- Experience introduces your actions, moods and program is $225. ma production, Perform- participants to Facilitated body language define you, Sessions groups are intiing Arts Center, 6 p.m. Equine Experiential Learn- and how to strengthen mate with a maximum of Nov. 20 - Earlier Than the ing (FEEL) in which horses positive attributes and 10 guests per workshop. Bird shopping promotion, serve as teachers of self- also identify any negativ- For Equine Experience resdowntown Boyne City, 7 to discovery and personal ity to improve upon.” ervations, please call 23111 a.m. growth. Four Equine Experience 439-4046. Nov. 26 - Holiday Open Horses possess highly de- events are scheduled. Lodging at The Inn at Bay Houses and Santa Parade, veloped intuition and re- These Saturday sessions Harbor is available startdowntown Boyne City spond as a mirror to hu- take place on November ing at $133 per night and Dec. 4 - Weihnachtsmarkdt man body language and 20, 2010; January 8, 2011; includes breakfast for two. German Christmas Market non-verbal cues. April 9, 2011; and May 14, For lodging reservations, at Water Street Center This reflection allows 2011. please call 800-462-6963 Dec. 4 - Holiday Hobby Equine Experience partici- The workshops are led by or visit www.innatbayharCraft Show, Boyne City pants to learn and iden- two certified FEEL facilita- High School tify their own behavioral tors – Maryellen Werstine Dec. 4 - Steven Fearing concert at Freshwater Studio Boyne Country Provisions Dec. 11 - Santa at the 127 Water St. Castle (Castle Farms) Downtown Boyne City, Mi. 49712 Dec. 16 - Business After 231-582-2151 or 231-582-5609 fax Hours at Re/Max Resort Open: M-Thurs. 8am-11pm, 8am-12am Fri.& Sat., 12pm-8pm Sun. Properties, 111 S. Lake St., 5:30 Dec. 18 - Horton Creek “What is the concert at Performing sustainable farming?” Sustainable farming or agArts Center Raven Hill Reopens Raven Hill Discovery Center is again ready for visitors. Current renovations continue, but the original hands-on room and animal room are both open for business as usual. Hours are 12 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays and 2 pm to 4 pm on Sundays or by appointment. The Center will also be open the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 26th, from 12 pm to 4 pm, as well as Saturday, November 27th and Sunday, November 28th. The official Grand Opening for the new Art Corridor and the Warren Loranger Great Room will be May 1, 2011 with more information to follow.

riculture is a way of raising food that is healthy for consumers and animals, does not harm the environment, is humane for workers, respects animals, provides a fair wage to the farmer, and supports and enhances rural communities. Characteristics of this type of agriculture include: Conservation and Preservation--What is taken out of the environment is put back in, so land and resources such as water, soil and air can be replenished and are available to future generations. Biodiversity--Farms raise different types of plants and animals, which are rotated around the fields to enrich the soil and help prevent disease and pest outbreaks. Chemical pesticides are used minimally and only when necessary; many sustainable farms do not use any form of chemicals. Animal Welfare-Animals are treated humanely and with respect, and are well cared for. Economic Viability--Farmers are paid a fair wage and are not dependent on subsidies from the government. Socially Just-Workers are treated fairly and paid competitive wages and benefits. They work in a safe environment and are offered proper living conditions and food.

“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine, except that on a day without sunshine you can still get drunk.”- Anonymous This months wine tasting is being moved to Monday night, Nov. 15th (from the 17th) due to the new Wednesday night “Cheap Date” promotion during the month of November for members of Santé’s “frequent diners” club. Please call B.C.P. for reservations. The last 4 tastings have sold out, so don’t wait to reserve your seats. The tasting begins at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there! Next month, we’ll be moving the wine tasting to Red Mesa’s back porch. For more info. on the special offers at Santé visit the Magnum website at; cafeSante/ This week’s “W.O.W.” (wine of the week) I discovered this wine at a recent “trade” wine tasting event. It was by far the best value of the show, which featured over 1,000 products. This wine will make an excellent pairing for your Thanksgiving meal. 2008 Wente “Morning Fog” Chardonnay Livermore Valley, California 97% Chardonnay, 3% Gewürztraminer 13.5% abv About “Morning Fog”: “Enjoy aromas and flavors of green apple and tropical fruits, balanced by subtle oak, cinnamon and vanilla from barrel aging. With a mouth-filling body and balanced acidity, this wine delivers a medium-long, refreshing finish. Regularly priced at $17.19 On sale through 11/11 for $12.49 Save 27%! (no other discounts apply) What’s New & Tasting Great? We now have Skinnygirl Margarita cold in the cooler. The Skinnygirl Margarita was created by Bethenny Frankel, a renowned natural foods chef, author of the New York Times Bestseller, “Naturally Thin”and the star of Real Housewives of New York City. As a chef and mixologist, Bethenny is an expert in taking high calorie or otherwise unhealthy foods or cocktails, and making healthier versions of them. In the case of the margarita, this happened to be one of Bethenny’s favorite cocktails. She also knew the typical margarita served in a restaurant had over 500 calories in a 4 oz. serving. Skinnygirl margarita mix has At only 100 calories for a full 4 oz. serving, all natural ingredients, no preservatives or artificial colors, lightly sweetened with agave nectar and made with premium Blue Agave clear Tequila. 12.7% abv

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PHOTOS BY CHRIS FAULKNOR Pictured above during the recent concert at Freshwater Studio are Three Pure Michigan Songwriters Steve Tucker, Dave Boutette, and Dan Bracken. Dan Bracken (pictured above) of Mount Pleasant sings one of his original songs.

Earlier Than The Bird Boyne City’s 2nd annual early morning holiday shopping event

Dave Boutette (Above) performs a song, written for his sister’s wedding years ago, shortly after entertaining the crowd with a short story. The photo below shows a packed house for the Freshwater Studio’s concert last weekend.

Saturday, November 20 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. Jump out of bed early and grab your mother, daughter, sister, girlfriend to get a head start on holiday shopping! Many Boyne City shops will be open at 7:00 a.m. with special deals, offers and treats to get your holiday shopping off to a great start. In addition to great shopping you can also enjoy breakfast at one of Boyne City’s fine restaurants. Come and have a great time shopping in Boyne City!


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The November 10, 2010 issue features an update on the Dilworth Project, and the planned restoration of the Boyne Theatre.