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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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• Seek the Truth, Serve the Citizens •

“Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.”



The Boyne City Commission voted last week to hold a work session to discuss the fate of Boyne City’s police, EMS, department of works and city hall locations. The work session meeting is set to follow their regularly scheduled noon meeting on Nov. 23. Pictured in an undated photo are commissioner Dan Adkison and Boyne City Mayor Chuck Vondra.

Should city hall, fire, EMS and DPW move? The Boyne City Commission has set a Nov. 23 work session to discuss the issue following their regular meeting at noon. “We’ve been talking about relocating some or most of our city facilities from their current locations both here at the city hall complex and the police/ambulance facility,” said Boyne City Manager Michael Cain. “Altogether (we’re) looking at the possibility of relocating city hall, police department, fire department and the department of public works.” Mayor Chuck Vondra said he doesn’t care so much which building is first addressed, but that some action be taken in light of a 2007 study which surveyed what the citizens want for the future of Boyne..


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“The study is three years old and we’ve done nothing,” he said. “We’ve talked good talk … but we haven’t don’t anything – I’m a little frustrated.” One of Vondra’s main concerns is the cost of the renting the building which houses the ambulance service. “I want to get rid of the $20,000 or $30,000 a year hanging over our head,” he said. Cain said regardless of the plan, he would like to see cityowned property used for the new facilities, “To avoid costs of additional property and to avoid taking property off the tax rolls, which is a long-term cost to the city.” He added that he would like to combine available operations as much as possible in order to have fewer city facilities to operate.

••• INSIDE this week

Veterans Day Ceremony PAGE 15

Veterans Honored

» RELOCATE, pg. 4

County budget up over $900,000 As revenue decreases, county government costs are expected to rise nearly 9 percent next year. But, the major change will be the budget cycle itself. “This is not a financial move,” said Charlevoix County Clerk and Fiscal Officer Cherie Browe. “This does not have anything to do with our collections – it has to do with ease of accounting.” The county is moving their fiscal year from a January-to-December schedule to an October-to-September schedule so it will be in line with the state budget cycle. The county has, for years, operated with several of its major funds ending in different months of the year. The problem, Browe said, is that juggling COURTESY PHOTO two year-ends just isn’t practical. The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners re“I apply for a lot of state grants, and having

them being in a different cycle makes it a hassle,” she said. “It is definitely more efficient to be in line with the state.” The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners adopted their 2010-2011 budget recently with an increase of $906,402 over last year. “I’m very thankful that Charlevoix County is in very good fiscal shape,” said Chairman of the Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners Joel Evans (R-District 4). Theadoptedbudgetamounts$11,084,420.00 in expenditures. “Property valuations have dropped so much (that) we had to come up with a $500,000 shortfall,” Evans said. “But, we saw this downfall coming and we notified all the departments in Charlevoix County and they worked on the budgets separately and turned them in.” He added, “They know the crunch is on

» BUDGET, pg. 4

cently passed their $11,084,420 budget.

Boyne Schools bond Commission tables fraud policy could top $4 million BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR



The Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education is considering pursuing a school improvement bond. At the top of their wish list

are new buses, structural improvements to school buildings and upgrading the school system’s outdated technological capabilities. “Our bus fleet is aging, and the Elementary School is a 30-plus-year-old building,” said Peter Moss, Boyne City Schools Superintendent. The topic was discussed at the Nov. 8, Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education meeting, and while

»bOND , pg. 4

Boyne City officials will further review a proposed fraud policy before making a decision. The draft policy was suggested by the city’s audit firm in light of an apparent uptick in high profile embezzlement cases throughout the nation in recent years. “My biggest fear is we’re a small community with a small number of employees. The two people that you’re going

to place in charge of this investigative body are the same two people that have signature authority; are the same two people that approve all disbursements,” said city commissioner Mike Cummings. “I have a real hard time (with that), and we have an unwritten policy that our employees can’t talk up to the city council.” Boyne City Manager Michael Cain said he has read no such

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Before The Boyne City Gazette sprang up in September of 2009, I was never all that involved. I didn’t go to the meetings for the boards ‘My Two Cents’ of education, I CHRIS FAULKNOR didn’t frequent the city commission, and I never gave a second thought to asking information of the Village of Boyne Falls. While I went to events that involved people I knew, you wouldn’t catch me at the annual Community Picnic unless someone was pulling my shirt sleeve saying “come on, Chris.” My involvement was limited to my interactions through the local Boy Scout troop, and volunteering as an EMT in a neighboring town.


The final call and tribute to our fallen military We can well r e m e m b e r, with saddened eyes fond EDWARD MAY III and memories these notes as played for our fallen. The Military Men and Women of Boyne City. God bless them, their memories and families. Of all the military bugle calls, none is so easily recognized or more apt to render emotion than Taps. Up to the Civil War, the traditional call at day’s end was a tune, borrowed from the French, called Lights Out. In July of 1862, in the aftermath

As you might be able to imagine, it quickly became culture shock when September came, and I was sitting in a Boyne City Commission meeting learning about Brownfield grants, tax increment financing, and the DDA (closely followed by “That’s the arcade dancing game, right?”) Aside from my education as a paramedic, my college major was psychology, and I didn’t see a lot of government issues. With that said, I would never turn back now. There is a feeling that comes with understanding the happenings of your area that can not be matched, and the pride that comes with someone walking up and asking me what they’re doing down the street is limitless. Staying active in your local government does two very important things. First off, it allows you to understand what is taking place. You know where the construction

is going, where your tax dollars are headed, and who is representing your best interests. The second benefit is that it keeps watch over our government. The only way to see that your best interests are carried out is to advocate for yourself. This means showing up at meetings, listening to the discussions, and adding your input. It isn’t just a listening hour, there is always time for citizen comments, and if there is one thing I would commend our city commission for, it would be that they generally listen. So how do we start? I’ve put a listing below of the next meeting of each of our local government groups, along with how to get information. We recently had an election to vote on those representing us. No matter how good the candidates, the only person who truly knows your beliefs is you. It’s time we take the next step and be-

A Bit of Boyne History

of the bloody Seven Days battles, hard on the loss of 600 men and wounded himself, Union General Daniel Adams

Butterfield called the brigade bugler to his tent. He thought “Lights Out” was too formal and he wished to honor his men. Oliver Wilcox Norton, the bugler, tells the story, “... showing me some notes on a staff written in pencil on the back of an envelope, (he) asked me to sound them on my bugle. I did this several times, playing the music as written. He changed it somewhat, lengthening some notes and shortening others, but retaining the melody as he first gave it to me. After get-

gin representing our own interests. My challenge to you – go to one of these meetings, and bring your copy of The Boyne City Gazette. I’ll be watching for you. City of Boyne City – The agendas are available online at http://gov. The next meeting of the City Commission is noon on Nov. 23. Village of Boyne Falls – The agendas are not available online. They require requests in writing. Send a written request for their agenda or minutes if you wish, simply stating “Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act and Michigan Open Meetings Act, I am requesting a copy of the following records:” and list what you wish to receive. Their next meeting is 7 p.m. On Tuesday, Dec. 14. Boyne Valley Township – The Township Clerk will provide a copy of the agenda if requested. The next meeting of the Board is 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13.

ting it to his satisfaction, he directed me to sound that call for Taps thereafter in place of the regulation call. The music was beautiful on that still summer night and was heard far beyond the limits of our Brigade. The next day I was visited by several buglers from neighboring Brigades, asking for copies of the music which I gladly furnished. The call was gradually taken up through the Army of the Potomac.” This more emotive and powerful Taps was soon adopted throughout the military. In 1874 It was officially recognized by the U.S. Army. It became standard at military funeral ceremonies in 1891. There is something singularly beautiful and appropriate in the music of this

» HISTORY, pg. 17

The capitalism myth: we’re more like the French than we know The coast is clear ... For now. Election season is over and the voters have spoken. But what did ‘Don’t get me wrong’ they say? the big BENJAMIN GOHS Well, topic seemed to be the state of the country in general and the need to drastically change course. The most interesting thing I kept hearing was the fear that this country currently is, or is about to become, a socialist nation. Now, before I go further, I should

“’Manliness’ means upholding Monday and defendNovember 22 ing moral Showers 44 ° rules – not Tuesday preaching November 23 hatred, holdMostly Sunny 41 ° ing grudges and seeking ‘Beautiful Boyne’ revenge.” Got an opinion? ANNE THURSTON From ‘Peace Send your letter to the editor via e-mail at Within Our Want to become a columnist? Grasp,’© The Boyne City Gazette strives to offer as many 2009. Crandall R. Kline, Jr. unique voices from our community as possible. To Nicholas sparks most recent that end, we welcome new column submissions book,’ Safe Haven’ is now on on any old topic. Send a writing sample and a brief the Boyne Area District Libio of yourself to or brary’s shelves. The author 5 West Main St. Suite 7, Boyne City, MI 49712

note that I lean toward anarchocapitalism. I would like to think I am about as far from a socialist in the classical sense as one can be, but I’m not. Sure, I believe people should have the right to choose how they live so long as they don’t directly harm anyone else. The rights of natural law dictate that you should be able to decide basic things like whether to wear a seatbelt and more complex issues like how many wives you should marry or what drugs you may ingest. But the truth is I follow most of the man-made laws under our current political system — laws which force us all to engage in socialism,

immorality and direct violation of the U.S. Constitution. (But that’s a story for another day.) Of course, I’m not alone. I suppose just about every American on U.S. soil is forced, by threat of jail or gun, to pay taxes for everything from TV commercials telling us not to smoke, all the way up to cutting checks for farmers to not grow anything on their land. While I understand the frustration of Tea Party members who extolled the evils of socialism, I also understand the value of pooling resources for everyone’s benefit. Now that the republicans, who have firmly affixed the spectre of socialism to the lapel of democrats, have regained some serious power

positions, I wonder what they will do. How far will the anti-socialists go in ridding this nation of its socialist tendencies? After all, even Abraham Lincoln was keen on giving tax-funded incentives to privately owned businesses — a move also known as corporate welfare. However, what really spurred me to further consider this issue is what happened last week. The Boyne City Commission voted unanimously to sell a four-acre parcel of publicly-owned land to a private business to relocate to. The commission also gave a smaller chunk of property to the local

» SOCIALISM, pg. 17

Behind closed doors of such appreciated books as ‘the Notebook” and ‘A Message in a Bottle’ which were both further enjoyed in movie form has once again tackled a recognized social issue in a very gripping and page turning manner. Sparks’ outstanding writing ability infuses his tales with a realism in the characters, setting and situation as to flip open a comfortable folding chair and invite his readers to join him curbside, or on a beach, beside a bed or fireplace and become a part of the action. Within the pages of ‘Safe Ha-

ven’ you are in one moment the wife who is desperately in love yet living in terror of the man she adores. You understand her love and terror as well as her self incrimination when the man she loves throws her against the living room wall because she has rearranged a piece of furniture. In turn you beome that husband and understand his uncontrollable jealousy of his wife and the possible lovers she certainly must have. Despite your virtual imprisonment of her, your vodka clouded brain realizes that with her luscious blond hair and figure

all this must be true. That she can stand before you and in all innocence declare her love for you when she must be cheating. It is more than you can stand and your hand reaches out to throw her away from yourself. As she hits the wall and crumbles to a moaning heap on the floor you realize you need another drink. The story is, as are all of Sparks, a story about love. But each delves into the subject in a manner that removes them from the genre of the ‘romantic novel’. In ‘Save Haven’ the author concentrates on the

» BEAUTIFUL, pg. 17

Nov. 17, 2010  BOYNE CITY GAZETTE  3

COPS & COURTS Boyne City Police Department Weekly Report Tuesday, November 2 10:12am Report of damage to vehicle in the 300 block of E Division St 1:27pm Report of Ipod missing from the 1000 block of Boyne Av 1:30pm Report of Breaking and Entering in the 300 block of E Division 3:16pm Report of breaking and entering in the 1100 block of Leroy St

1:11am Intoxicated male in the 200 block of E Water St 6:22am Citation issued for No Proof of Insurance 11:08am Report of stolen property from the 1100 block of Leroy St. Property was located and returned. 11:43am Report of credit card stolen from the 400 block of S Park St 1:51pm Unlocked vehicle in the 300 block of S Park St Wednesday, November 3 1:25pm Report of yard and 5:07pm Suspicious situatrees littered with toilet pa- tion in the 300 block of Silper in the 700 block of E ver St Main St Friday, November 5 2:47am Suspicious subject observed in the area of 500 8:50am Assist State Police on High Country Dr N Park St 12:37pm Civil dispute in 6:35pm Child custody dispute at the PD the 300 block of Silver St 4:03pm Report of civil dis- 6:46pm Annoying phone pute in the 900 block of calls being received in the 400 block of Harris St Boyne Av 7:25pm Civil dispute reported in the 400 block of Thursday, November 4

N Lake St 11:04pm Report of loud vehicle in the area of Harris and Main Streets Saturday, November 6 12:23am Report of threats being made in the 500 block of N Lake St 12:56pm Citation issued for speed 1:15pm Subject arrested for No Insurance. Citation issued for Expired Registration 9:20pm citation issued for speed Sunday, November 7 1:25am Assist Sheriff Department with accident on Old Horton Bay Rd 7:00am Citation issued for speed 2:57pm Report of dog running at large in the 500 block of Jersey St Monday, November 8

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7:55am Unlocked vehicle Department on M-75 S in the 1100 block of Nordic 1:26pm Assisted Sheriff Dr Department on Hull St 11:34pm Assisted Sheriff

LETTERS FROM OUR READERS Beware of suicide Editor: This is the time of the year most suicides are committed. Sorry to say, but the holidays bring many emotions. So please run this in your paper for all to read and just maybe save someone’s love one. Difficulty organizing thoughts: People with depression often have prob-

lems concentrating or remembering. In children, this may be evidenced by problems in school or an inability to complete tasks. Negative view - People with depression may become pessimistic, perceiving themselves, their life, and their world in a very negative light. Worthlessness and guilt: Depressed children may obsess over their perceived

faults and failures, feel tremendous guilt, and declare themselves worthless. Helplessness and hopelessness: Depressed children often believe that there is nothing they can do to relieve their feelings of depression. In particular, a child with dysthymia may perceive that this is “just the way it is” because this is their only experience. Feelings of isolation: A child

who has been picked on frequently may become very sensitive to slights from his peers. Suicidal Thoughts: Thoughts of death are not limited to adults. Children may also wish that they were dead and express these thoughts. Someone knew that our son was complaining Suicide but never called anyone. If you know of anyone that

their lives have had a big change please talk to them or have someone talk to them. If it is you, by all means call anyone. Express your needs and wants. Life is worth living. You are a big part of the world we live in no matter how you feel right now! Our son gave up; don’t you! Goldeen Wiltfong Surviving parents of A Suicide son

‘Dear Rose’ helps volunteer find good works to be done ing. Signed, Wanting to help

Dear Rose Dear Rose, My friend in Gaylord talks about preparing a meal for what he calls “the community meal” something they do in Gaylord every Friday. Do you know if there is a place in this area that cooks for people and lets other groups help with the cook-

Dear Wanting to help, How nice! And what a great idea. Although you don’t say in your note, I wonder if it is a church or group of churches that lead this activity. If the City of Gaylord is providing this and enlisting support of cook I say, “hats off to Gaylord”. While I am not aware of anything like this in the Boyne area, I know that there are some community meals such as Thanksgiving dinner at the

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Eagles Hall. Here is some details on that particular event: COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER is planned for Nov. 25 from noon to 2:30 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 582-7727. Those who need transportation or a homedelivered meal should also contact Kelts. There are also ongoing food The Cops & Courts page is one of the most highly read pages in the Boyne City Gazette. Advertising your product or service on this page is a cost-effective way to reach more potential customers. Call Chris at 231-645-1970

pantries providing the makings of a meal, even if you need to go home and do a little cooking for yourself. I’m sure if you receive these ingredients from the pantry, you can get a little cooking lesson or ideas for a meal from the food you receive. Nothing smells better, especially this time of year, than walking into a home and smelling dinner on the stove. Did you know there were three pantries in the Boyne area? Here is a little more info on them: Boyne City Community (1st Mon 10am-12pm and 3rd Mon 5-7pm) call (231) 582-2551,

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Commission will discuss future of city offices RELOCATE From Page 1

“It would reduce redundancies in operating costs and provide

more correct management and oversight,” Cain said. Boyne City Commissioner Laura Sansom agreed the ambulance facility issue is a top priority.

“That’s just throwing money down the drain and it’s not a sure thing,” she said. “For anyone who wants to come here, relocate or build in this area, (emergency services are) one

of the number one considerations.” Another priority, Cain said, is ensuring the waterfront is used appropriately. “The public’s first priority,

from what I’ve heard at the goal-setting sessions and beyond regarding moving things off the waterfront seems to be moving the DPW off the waterfront.”

Policy could help prevent embezzlement of tax funds POLICY From Page 1

city policy. Cummings cited the multi-million-dollar embezzlement at Arthur Anderson in recent MICHAEL CAIN years. “That’s why we’re trying to correct everything, and we really can’t do it,” he said. “We have fraud statutes and theft statues in the State of Michigan. We have an investigative body in the sheriff’s office and the police department.” A representative for the audit firm said this policy is more specific to Boyne City. And,

that it provides instructions for what employees should do if they suspect or have knowledge of wrongdoing. The main point of contention was over who should be contacted first, in the event an issue should arise. “It just seems to me ‘the buck stops here’ program … stops at the city manager and almost all the responsibility for an investigation, the punitive actions, the referral – it’s all left to his discretion and seems like the city council is left out of this.” Boyne City Mayor Chuck Vondra agreed with the bulk of the proposed policy, but agreed with Grunch. “My only concern is, and let’s take all names out of it ...the city manager works for the commission,” he said. “So, how do you go down the foodchain for him to investigate

his bosses?” Vondra added, “I think it’s a little too ambiguous and left to interpretation too much.” The auditor told the commission that adoption of the policy is not mandatory and it can be customized to fit Boyne City. Commissioners agreed the policy should be easy to understand and concise in meaning. “I guess I’m trying to find out or understand where the perceived confusion is,” Cain said. “The policy is very simple with regards to ‘if it’s any employee other than myself it’s reported to the city manager.’” Vondra said the department head should also be alerted. “If the department head can’t handle that then he shouldn’t have the job,” Vondra added. The commission tabled the issue to a future meeting.

Why it matters:

According to the Marquet Report on Embezzlement (2009), employee theft is not going away. ••• The following statistics show just how costly fraud can be: • The average loss was more than $2.2 million; the median loss was $500,000. • Nearly 60 percent of the incidents involved female perpetrators • However, male perpetrators accounted for more than 75 percent of all the losses • The average adjusted age of perpetrators at the commencement of their embezzlement was 43.5 years old 40 – 49-year-olds caused nearly 50 percent of all the losses • Nearly one-quarter of all losses were inflicted upon financial in-

stitutions • Non-profit and religious organizations accounted for 10 percent of all the incidents • Nearly half of the incidents were committed by employees who held finance & accounting positions • The average scheme lasts nearly four-and-a-half years • The District of Columbia had the highest loss ratio followed by Nebraska, Louisiana, California and Oklahoma • 20 percent of the cases involved conspiracies which accounted for 42 percent of the overall losses •Nearly 6 percent of the cases involve perpetrators who had gambling problems • Only 3 percent of the cases involved perpetrators who had a prior criminal history

Officials say Charlevoix County in better shape than many counterparts BUDGET From Page 1

and all the departments are pretty much down to bare bones as far as cutting back.” A levy of 4.7 mills will be collected for the general fund next year – this amount is the same as last year’s millage rate. All but one commissioner, Shirlene Tripp (R-District 1), voted to pass the budget. “I didn’t really feel we went over the budget like we should have,” said Tripp, who is concerned the board did not address the individual department budgets closely enough. Commissioners agreed that no amendments will be permitted to the budget without majority board approval, they also decided Browe

“I don’t think the full impact has may approve expenditures of up to $450,000 Major decreases in the budget hit us yet,” he said. “We need to $1,000 without board approval. continue to buckle down and peoMajor increases in the budget include: - Circuit Court costs are down ple need to pick up more personal include the following: - Human Resources director (Posi- 7.42 percent from $183,088.50 to responsibility – when they do that, I think things will begin to work tion did not exist in previous years) $169,506 - County postage costs were cut for us.” - $75,500 Salaries and meeting - Data processing went from $160,618.50 to They know the crunch is on and all the fees for boards, com$290,340 missions and special departments are pretty much down to appointees: - Marine patrol costs County Board - $250 went from $60,399 to bare bones. $116,705 COUNTY COMMISSIONER JOEL EVANS Drain Commissioner on site inspections - Jail costs increased from $1,367,961.75 $50 In-house Civil Counto $1,550,676 - Insurance and bonds are up 63.44 percent from $46,500 to sel - $10,000 Fiscal Officier - $10,400 14.47 percent from $538,575 to $17,000 $616,500 - Building inspection costs were County Road Commission - $50 - Contingency equipment costs are cut from $352,276.50 to $325,001 (fewer than four hours)/$75 (four While Evans is optimistic about hours or more) up from $27,000 to $45,000 - Child Care Fund costs are up the county’s future, he said the All other board appointees including election commission, parks 71.43 percent from $262,500 to worst is far from over.

commission, finance committee $50 Commissioners can be reimbursed for travel, food and lodging costs for up to one conference per year. Elected and appointed official salary schedule: Circuit Judge - $45,724 District Judge - $19,661 Probate Judge - $139,919 Friend of the Court - $53,454 County Clerk - $51,914 Equalization - $53,485 Prosecuting Attorney - $86,000 Register of Deeds - $50,157 County Treasurer - $46,669 Maintenance - $52,000 Sheriff - $69,500 Drain Commissioner - $2,500 Building Official - $46,563 Planning Director - $50,200 GIS Coordinator - $51,724 Veteran’s Affairs - $29,411

Schools in need of technology, building improvements and new buses BOND From Page 1

discussions are still in a preliminary stage, the talk of improvements to specific aspects of Boyne schools were addressed. Other ideas being examined include the advantage of modern technology in schools across Boyne. School board President Ken Schrader acknowledged that Boyne schools should have more technology at hand for the students. “The biggest part of the renewal of

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the bonds would be technology,” said Schrader. “We need to go to a wireless school to be a more advanced school.” The last time major renovations were done to Boyne City schools was in 1999 when an $18,815,000 millage was passed by the community to construct the new high school. Schrader went on to say that students cannot, at the moment, use laptops or Blackberries because they do not have the capabilities. He also said he saw what a classroom

would look like with more technology involved. The board thinks they can do it, but there are other priorities first, like the Elementary School roof and the bus fleet. “I think any improvements to the school would be a positive thing,” said Jackie Franchino, a Boyne City resident who has a student attending Boyne City Public Schools. “We are so fortunate here in Boyne City. Our school is clean and nice (and) we have a nice gym and computer lab.” If the board should decide to move

ahead with improvements at a later date, they may ask the community to pass the improvement bond. Moss said the mills would remain where they are, or at an even lower rate. “I don’t think anybody on the board has an appetite to raise taxes,” Moss added. While the school board discussed the potential of improvements for the school, Moss and Schrader stressed that the discussion is still in an early stage. The board will have to decide on

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

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

whether to renew all of the bonds or to only renew a few of them. “If we renew all of it, we will have the capital to begin to talk about what could be done,” said Schrader. “The only thing we’re doing right now is that we have a chance to raise some capital.” He added, “It was an item to show the board that we have a possibility of doing it.” No decisions have been made to put the bond forward, and it will be several months before the board can decide if the bond will be feasible.

Rule no later than November 24, 2010, or the court will enter a Default and a Default Judgment against you. This notice shall be published once each week for three consecutive weeks. Dated: 10-20-2010 Original signed by Hon. Richard M. Pajtas (P18594) – Circuit Court Judge KLEVORN & KLEVORN By: Kevin G. Klevorn (P35531) 215 S. Lake St. Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-7911

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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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All offers are good only between 7 and 11 a.m. Nov. 20 Alpine Chocolat Haus-25% off everything in the store, plus PJ-wearing patrons will receive a 4-piece box of chocolates. Cindifrancos - Mimosas and quiche plus draw for your discount percentage. Country Now & Then / Up The Lazy River - Mimosas, coffee and breakfast delights. 20% off storewide on most products. Purchase $10 or more to be entered into our drawing: First Prize $50 gift certificate. Second Prize $25 gift certificate Third Prize $15 gift certificate. Be one of the first 50 people who come in wearing their pajamas and receive a free gift. Studio One - $15 haircuts from 7 to 9 a.m. 15 percent off all products Inspired living – 25% off all purchases Kilwins - Complimentary sweet treats for all. Buy one slice of fudge, get one free plus 15% off everything else in the store. Subway - $1 muffin melts between 7 and 11 a.m. Boyne Co-op True Value - $25 off Eden-

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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 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.


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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,” said Jim Baumann, Director of the Boyne


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With so many choices for shopping locations this holiday season, it’s easy to forget the importance of supporting your local economy. Here are five short reasons it behooves you to shop locally. 1. Local stores carefully choose their inventory to offer unique and quality merchandise. This type of care is often lost on many big box stores whose aim is to sell cheap imported goods in bulk. Who knows what kinds of unexpected treasures you may find while shopping in Boyne City. 2. The relationships you build with local clerks and store owners enhance your shopping experience in a way the bigger chains just can’t beat. Local store owners will often look for items they know will fit your personality or needs and provide you with something you may have never even knew you wanted.

3. More of the money you spend locally stays local. And that means a lot to the local economy! As much as 300 percent more of each dollar you spend with a local store stays in the community than the dollars spent at out-of-area retailers and internet stores. 4. Shopping local ensures the local stores, tradesmen and service providers in Boyne City will stay in business for years to come. Their longevity ensures Boyne City will retain the unique character which makes it a destination for tourists, retirees and working families.




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BOYNE AREA COMMUNITY Christmas season kicks off with Boyne holiday parade, open house Downtown Boyne City will transform itself into a holiday winter wonderland when it hosts its annual Holiday Open House and Santa Parade on Nov. 26, the Friday after Thanksgiving, from 5 to 9 p.m. The streets of downtown Boyne City will be filled with the sounds, sights and smells of the Christmas season for the parade and open house. Downtown businesses will be offering great shopping, refreshments and hospitality during the festivities.

“We hope to have downtown filled with residents and visitors enjoying all that Boyne City has to offer for the holiday season,” said Karen Guzniczak, chair of the Main Street promotions committee. “We want to make this a special evening for the community.” The parade will begin at 6 p.m. and all community churches, organizations, schools and businesses are encouraged to participate in the parade. The evening’s special guest will be the Jolly Old Man

from the North. Santa is expected to arrive on his sleigh joined by his elves and “real-live” reindeer. Those participating in the parade will line-up on East Main Street between Park and Lake streets starting at 5:30 p.m. The parade route will follow Lake Street to Water Street and through the heart of downtown. After the parade Santa will meet with all the young children in attendance at the gazebo in Old City Park. Those interested in participating in the parade can call the Boyne

Area Chamber at 582-6222. Hayrides through downtown will also be available during the evening. The staging area will be at the intersection of Water and Park streets in front of the Parkside Grill and Treats. For more information, contact 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

Enhance your holiday dinners with holiday farmers market on Nov. 20 Holiday Farmers Market at Veterans Park The Boyne City Farmer’s Market is holding a Holiday Market just in time for Thanksgiving on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Veterans Park. The market

will be held, snow or shine, under the pavilion in the park. “Come on down for your last chance this year to get your locally grown food from your favorite vendors,” said market manager Mark Contrucci. “You can plan your holiday meal

around local foods like winter squash, sweet potatoes, apples, salad mix, pies, breads, and preserves.” The Boyne City Farmer’s Market wrapped up its first full season at Veterans Park on Oct. 30 and enjoyed an increase in

both vendors and shoppers. “We are now seeing a nice diversity at the market. With the cheeses and meats and baked goods, you really can spend your food dollars locally and get almost everything you need,” Contrucci said. The

Boyne City Farmer’s Market is a program of the Boyne City Main Street Program. For more information on the Holiday Market, contact Contrucci at (231) 8380569 or Main Street at (231) 5829009.

Toys for Tots drop-off locations in over 100 towns and cities The officers and members of the Northern Michigan Detachment of the Marine Corps are pleased to conduct their annual Toys for Tots drive this month and next. Over 100 locations in towns and cities throughout Charlevoix, Emmet and Cheboygan Counties will have the familiar boxes placed in them on or about November 22; they will be retrieved about December 22. This 73rd annual drive is with the cooperation with the Salvation Army and various Community Christmas groups. All toys collected will be given away to children in this area. They will not be shared with other parts of the state. It seems as though the need become greater each year; toddlers through teens will be the happy recipients of your generosity. If you wish to make a cash donation, please Paul Bianchi, 526-2486 for the correct information. Below is a list by county, by city, of the locations of the boxes. If you would like to have

a box placed in your establishment, please Station. (Russ Bolt, 547-4807) Market, Charlevoix County Senior Center, call the member’s name to be found at the East Jordan: East Jordan HS, East Jordan Rotary Club, Charlevoix State Bank, Edend of each city listing. MS, Sav-a-Lot, United Methodist. (Ray ward Jones Investments, Huntington Bank, CHARLEVOIX COUNTY: Fisher, 536-2259) East Jordan Iron Works, Bay Winds Credit Boyne City: Mather’s Ford, Citizens Bank, East Jordan: Computer Center, Busy Bridge, Union. (Paul Michaels, 537-3411). Huntington Bank, Korthase- Flynn, Bay EJ Shop, Family Dollar, Rite Aid, Glen’s Winds CU, Dollar General, Glen’s Market, 5th/3rd Bank, Sunrise. (Glen This crossword is sponWilliams, 582-6858) sored by The Boyne ValCharlevoix: Ace Hardley Lions Club. The Boyne ware, DolValley Lion’s Club meets lar Tree, Kat Noon in the Community Mart, Rite Room of the Boyne District Aid, Copy Library every Wednesday. Plus, DolOn the last Wednesday of lar General, Glen’s Mareach month, the meeting ket, Harbor time is moved to 6 p.m. For Industries, Fox Motors & Fox Ford, information about joinHoliday Station, Flap Jack Shack, Oling, please call Lion Mike sen’s Market, Clothing Co, First State Brown at (231) 675-4103. Bank, Bay Winds CU, Charlevoix Elementary School, Charlevoix Middle School, Charlevoix High School, Charlevoix HS Cheerleaders Group, Hero Group Charlevoix Hospital, Weathervane Restaurant, Grey Gables Restaurant, Bolt Design, Inc., Repub1. Farm Unit 43. Suitor 19. Racket lican Party Group, US Coast Guard 5. Inexperienced 45. Beirut native 21. Schedule 8. Wood strip 46. Scrape roughly 22. Historic canal Volunteer Connections 12. Hover 47. Building extension 23. Rendered fat 13. Lam’s mama 48. Drive out 24. Washstand item an initiative of Char-Em United Way 14. _____ vault 49. Drive out 25. Sniffer Provide Compassionate Care 15. Appraised 50. Bullfight cheer 26. Enter illegally Community Free Clinic 17. Keen 51. Goblet part 27. Atmosphere 18. Muscle-building drug 31. Bemoans The Community Free Clinic (CFC) is in need of more volun19. Vegas cube Down: 33. Pedro’s “one” teer PROVIDERS (including physicians, nurse practitioners and 20. Car fuel 1. Poetic lament 34. “Mona ______” physician’s assistants). nurses, pharmacists and pharmacy techs. 21. Christmas glitter 2. Charge 36. Burst forth The CFC provides healthcare to low-income, uninsured residents of Em24. Amuse 3. Thorny bloom 39. Gong met County. We have a very small paid staff and are able to offer medical 28. Time period 4. Came forth 40. Miami team services only through the generous contribution our volunteers give of 29. Dictionary entry 5. Water ______ (like some 42. Swarm their time and expertise. 30. Intention watches) 43. Sis’s sibling We are proud of the high quality, compassionate care that we are able to 31. Fox’s home 6. Astonished 44. _____ de toilette deliver. 32. Compass pt. 7. Marry 45. Zodiac lion Must be currently licensed and in good professional standing in the State of 33. Not kin 8. Madrid’s country Michigan and our community. Knowledge of family medicine preferred. 35. Take offense at 9. Small sofa We are a close-knit and dedicated (humorous sometimes too) group and Want more exposure for your 37. Actor _____ Allen 10. Frazier’s rival welcome you to fulfill this mission with us. 38. For 11. Baseball’s _______ Wil- business or group? Sponsor a special To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities section in the Boyne City Gazette. Call 39. Batting average contriliams go to the Char-Em United Way website: at (231) 645-1970 for details. bution (2 wds) 16. Glide nections or call 231-487-1006.

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MATTERS OF FAITH Schedules of Faith & Fellowship Church of the Nativity Reverend Peggy Nattermann will be celebrant for the 10 a.m. Eucharist service at Episcopal Church of the Nativity on Sunday, November 21. The winning ticket for the raffled Thanksgiving basket will be drawn during the service, and the winner notified Sunday. Coffee hour will immediately follow in the church basement. The third session of the ‘Confirm not Conform’ inquirer’s group was held on Wednesday, November 17 in the church basement. The fourth session will be held on Wednesday, December 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the church basement. New participants are welcome. Tickets for the Thanksgiving basket will be sold at the Boyne City Glen’s store on Saturday, November 20. Tickets are one chance for a dollar or six chances for $5. The basket will include a Glen’s store card, holiday paper products, and kitchen towel, cranberry sauce, the ingredients for making sweet potato casserole, and a pumpkin pie and numerous other items. All proceeds will be donated to area charities. Please visit Nativity at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Call 582-5045 for more information about the church programs.

Walloon Lake Community Church On Thursday, November 18, MOPS will meet at 10 AM. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM in the multipurpose room. On Saturday, the Women’s Noel Café starts at 9 AM. On Sunday, November 21, the sermon will be given by Pastor Jeff Ellis titled “Hearing God – The Voice of the Good Shepherd” from John 10:1-18. New Members will be welcomed at both services. Operation Children’s Shoeboxes are due at the church by noon. Service times are 9 AM and 10:45 AM. There will be infant and toddler nurseries available at both services. Children classes are held during both services. Grades 5 through 7 attend worship service at 9 AM and then have class at 10:45 in room 101. Grades 8 through 11 attend worship service at 9 AM and have class at 10:45 at the Youth Center. At 10:45 there is a class for grade 12 through age 23 in the Discipleship House. Adult classes and small groups will meet during the morning. On Tuesday, November 23, the Women’s Bible Study will start at 9:15 AM in the Discipleship house. The Food Pantry will be open from 5:00 to 6:15 PM. On Wednesday, November 24, there will be no family meal or classes. The church

office will be closed on Thursday and Friday. For more information, 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. B.F. United Methodist Boyne Falls United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 9:15 a.m. Located at 3057 Mill Street, Boyne Falls.

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.

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


Norman Edward Pemberton (December 28, 1937 - November 11, 2010)

Norman Edward Pemberton Ind. and Petoskey and also in morial donations be made to Helen was also preceded in 72 of Harbor Springs passed the auto business in Petoskey. the Little Traverse Bay Hu- death by her sisters Alice and away Nov. 11, 2010 at North- Most of his career was spent mane Society. A memorial Madeline, and brothers Tony ern Michigan Regional Hos- as owner of Pemberton Up- service will be announced in and Steven. Helen was born pital. Norman was born Dec. holstery in Harbor Springs. the spring of 2011. in Detroit and attended De28, 1937 in Petoskey to James He was preceeded in death Schiller Funeral Home assist- troit Schools. She Graduated and Juanita (Davis) Pember- by his parents, his brother ed the family. with high honors from Cooley ton. High School, then graduated Jerry and a son Jerold. He is He attended school in Petos- survived by his wife Patricia, from The Detroit Business InHelen S. Taylor key and Harbor Springs, grad- his son Matthew of Harbor (January 31, 1916 - November stitute with a degree in Secreuating from Harbor Springs Springs and his daughter Lesa tarial Business. Helen worked 11, 2010) High School in 1956. Nienhuis, his brothers Steve Helen S. Taylor, age 94. died as Secretary to the Business Norm married Patricia E. (Janet) of Harbor Springs, Nov. 11, 2010. Beloved wife Manager of Goodrich Rubber Daning in Harbor Springs on James Jr. (Ellen), Calvin of the late Jack D, loving in the Extruded Rubber DiviApril 16, 1966. (Jackie) of Brutus, Terry of mother of Thomas (Leslie) sion in the New Center BuildNorman was active for many Colorado and his sister Betty and Jeff (Pat), grandmother of ing. She retired and was a years in both boys and girls Crites of Onaway. Also sur- Thomas Jr. (Kim) and Jason stay at home Mother with her Little League Baseball in viving are 3 grandchildren (Julie), great grandmother of children before taking a posiHarbor Springs. He was a past and a great granddaughter. Rachel Kathleen and Ashley tion with the Detroit Board of member of the Petoskey Elks The family suggests that me- Sharron, aunt to June Young. Education at Tappan Junior Lodge. Norm was an avid hunter and fisher man and many of Whether they’re serious about his fondgreat gifts wine dossier wine or just getting started, our est memostarting at wide selection of gifts will ries were stainless steel wine 95 $ +s/h stoppers tastefully complement even the of times most distinguished wine cellar. spent with his son and friends on the many an additional fishing trips to N.W. Onwine tasting party tario. Norm had worked for wine decanter & developer many years in the tire To redeem this offer, go to business or call 1.888.470.5401. in Elkhart, *Discount does not apply to gift cards or certificates, same-day delivery, shipping and handling, taxes, third-party hosted products (e.g. wine), or Bose® products. Discount will appear upon checkout and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Offer expires 12/31/2010.

Eileen Naylor/Haseman, 87 Eileen Naylor/Haseman 87, passed away peacefully October 21st. She died while in the loving care of the Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan. Eileen had been a resident of Grandvue for nearly two years. She was very happy there and considered the staff as part of her family. She is survived by her Daughter Jane and Son James Hawkins, 2 granddaughters Jennifer (Bill) Miller and Julie(Shawn) Howard. 7 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by 3 sisters as well as many nieces and nephews and good friend Don. Eileen was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1923 to parents Thomas and Minnie Naylor. Thomas Naylor was a shipbuilder, one of his projects being the construction of the ice breaker Mackinaw which is currently docked in Mackinaw City as a floating museum. Eileen lived in Toledo Ohio and Bradenton Florida all her life until moving to Boyne City in 2004 to be near her family. She loved music, flowers, travel, boating and the beauty of this area of Michigan. The family requests that any donations be made to the Boyne City Garden Club for a memorial for Eileen.

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High. When the Weatherby Elementary School opened on the West side she transferred and retired from there after 23 years. Helen and Jack built a home in Indian River to which they retired in 1977. They were married for 68 years. Helen served as both a volunteer and an employee of the Indian River Area Library and was also a Life Time Member of the Northern Michigan Regional Hospital volunteers. Cremation has taken place with inurnment at Ohioville Cemetery near Indian River, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indian River Public Library. The Lintz Funeral Home is caring for the family. Online condolences may be made at Daniel G. Bannatyne (May 29, 1955 - November 9, 2010) Daniel G. Bannatyne, age 55 of Cheboygan passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at his home. He was born May 29, 1955 in Cheboygan to Robert D. and Pearl L. (Bonnett) Bannatyne. On October 16, 2000, Dan married Julie Arnold who survives. Dan was a heavy equipment operator for many years for several area contractors. He has been an avid Harley rider since the age of 16 and enjoyed participating in the benefit rides, especially the Toys for Tots ride. He also enjoyed boating, camping and riding his four wheelers. Dan was a “people person” and took great pride in his family and many friends. His memberships include St. Thomas Lutheran Church and the Cheboygan Eagles. Besides his wife Julie, Dan is survived by his three children, Katy Marie Malone, Scott James Malone and Kurt Patrick Malone, all of Cheboygan, his mother, Pearl Bannatyne of Cheboygan, one brother, Robert L. (special friend, Peggy Jones) Bannatyne of Cheboygan, one sister, Debra (special friend, Jim Ranville) James of Cheboygan, four grandchildren, Jaiden and Amiah Lesinski and Emily and Madiline Kline, his mother and father-in-law, Hal and Sharon Arnold of Cheboygan, two brothersin-law, Kris (Mary) Arnold of Grand Rapids and Kent Arnold of Cheboygan, one sister-in-law, Kathy (Albert)

Carlson of Grand Rapids and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Dan was preceded in death by his father, Robert Bannatyne. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 11:00 am at St. Thomas Lutheran Church with the Rev. Harry “Budd” Wagner officiating. The family will greet friends beginning at 10:00 am. Memorial contributions in Dan’s name may be directed to the Toys for Tots Foundation or St. Thomas Lutheran Church. Arrangements are being handled by the Nordman-Christian Funeral Home. George J. Holiday (September 3, 1929 - November 8, 2010) Dr. George J. Holiday, 81, of Wolverine, passed away late Monday, November 8, 2010 at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. A Chapel Service will be held at 12:00pm, Friday, November 12, 2010 at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park in Granger, Indiana. George was born on September 3, 1929 at Stutsmansville, MI. He was the son of George L. and Veleta P. (Laird) Holiday. He grew up at Stutsmansville where he attended school and was a graduate of Harbor Springs High School. He earned a doctors degree in chiropractic medicine from the Lincoln Chiropractic School in Indianapolis, Indiana. George was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the combat infantry during the Korean War. In 1951 he married the former Emma R. Arnot in Indianapolis. The couple made their home in Mishawaka, Indiana where George practiced chiropractic medicine. She preceded him in death in 2000. In October, 2000 he married Grace E. Koecke in South Bend, Indiana. The couple made their home in Wolverine and spent their winters in Mission, Texas. She preceded him in death in 2009. George enjoyed being involved in civic theater. He loved to clown around and make people laugh. He had been a member of the Baptist church in Mishawaka. George is survived by his children, Julie (Carl) Freitag of Mishawaka, IN, George B. Holiday of Mishawaka, IN; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sister, Veleta (Bill) McKian of Wolverine. George was preceded in death

by his parents and his brother, Louis Holiday. Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River served the family. Bernard I. Vieau (May 5, 1925 - November 7, 2010) Bernard I. Vieau, 85, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010 at his home in Aloha Township. A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at NordmanChristian Funeral Home in Cheboygan. Pastor Greg Kirby of the Wesleyan Community Church will officiate. The


gan Memorial Hospital in 1988 as In Service Director. The couple enjoyed visiting Florida in the winter. She enjoyed flower gardening and was an avid reader. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church , SEDUMS Garden Club and Cheboygan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Fred; sons, Stephen J. (Deborah) Butler of Albany, NY, Douglas Butler of Dearborn, MI; grandchildren, Kelly (Jeremy) Long, Scott (Laura) Butler, Tracy Butler, Kevin Butler, Karen Butler, Andrea Butler, Laura Butler, Melissa Butler and Steffany Butler; great granddaughter, Audrey Grace Long. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Shirley J. Butler (December 5, 1929 - November 6, 2010) Shirley J. Butler, 80, of Cheboygan, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital . A funeral service will be held at 3:00pm, Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at St. Paul United Methodist Church . Pastor Trevor Herm will officiate, assisted by Rev. Roger Ireson. Visitation will be held Monday, November 8, 2010 from 2:00 – 4:00pm and 6:00 – 8:00pm at Nordman-Christian Funeral Home. Shirley was born December 5, 1929 in Poughkeepsie , NY . She was the daughter of Claude and Grace ( Sherman ) Benedict. She grew up in Poughkeepsie where she attended school. She earned a registered nursing degree from VasGrace Redmer Trust Agreement sar School To All Interested Parties: of Nursing Your interest in the estate may be barred or in Poughaffected by the following: keepsie The Decedent, GRACE REDMER, whose . On Oclast known address was 09272 Nelson Road, tober 14, East Jordan, MI 49727, died October 5, 1950 she 2010. married Frederick By Trust Indenture dated October 3, 2002, W. Butler the decedent established the GRACE REDin PoughMER TRUST AGREEMENT. keepsie . Creditors of the decedent are notified that all The couclaims against the trust estate will be forever ple raised barred unless presented to the Successor their famTrustee, ROBERT G. PREBBLE, or 00946 ily in AlN. Advance Rd., Boyne City, MI 49712, bany , NY within four months of the date of publication . In 1974, of this notice. Shirley Notice is further given that the trust estate and Fred m o v e d will be thereafter assigned and distributed to to Troy the persons entitled to it. , MI . In THIS NOTICE IS PUBLISHED ON 1977 they NOVEMBER 17, 2010 moved to Petoskey KEVIN G. KLEVORN (P35531 and to KLEVORN & KLEVORN CheboyAttorney for the Trustee gan in 215 South Lake Street 1980. Boyne City, MI 49712 Shirley re231-582-7911 tired from Cheboy-

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family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until the time of service at 1:00pm. Inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cheboygan. Bernard was born May 5, 1925 in Cheboygan. He was the son of Emanuel and Ida (Shampine) Vieau. He grew up in Cheboygan where he attended school. On (date) he married the former Regina LaLond in Cheboygan where the couple made their home before moving to South East Michigan. In 1980, Bernard retired from the Pontiac Motor Company in Pontiac. At that time he and Regina returned to Cheboygan. Regina preceded him in death in 2003. Bernard enjoyed crossword puzzles; jig saw puzzles, and trying his luck at scratch off lottery tickets. He is survived by his children: Edward (Mollie) Vieau of Woodville, TX, Ann Marie (Mike) Noble of Rochester, MI, Yvonne (Al) Gollnick of Sterling Heights, MI; grandchildren; great grandchildren; siblings, Rosalie Gensman of Cheboygan, Joyce Gibbons of Cheboygan, Iola Vaniar of Cheboygan, Earl Vieau of Cheboygan, Robert Vieau of Cheboygan. Bernard was preceded in death by his son Barry Vieau and his siblings, Lawrence, David, Arthur Vieau, Dorothy Roberts, Betty Leonard and Marlene

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MERRY CHRISTMAS! Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus, and he is delivering you this incredible foreclosed condo opportunity! The ultimate in ski-in/out setting in the infamous Boyne Mountain Disciples Ridge association. This one is the deal of the year, so hurry! $239,900.00

BEAUTIFUL CANOPIED LOT! You won’t believe that you are in town when you see this amazing lot with incredible mature trees shading your home. The 2/2 set-up is perfect for a starter or getaway home. Within a block of the schools and playground. $79,900.00

As Fall slips away, and we start to gear up for Mother Natures assured blast of cool and blanket of white, it is easy to forget just how lucky we are to live where we do! Looking back on the year past, we do have a lot to be thankful for. Our numerous community groups take pride in making the Boyne area bigger and better all the time. If you’ve been to any of the many fundraisers for friends and families that are struggling with illness or loss, you have seen first hand just how special this community really is, and what we can do when we help each other. Our schools continue to be at the top of their game, and provide a wide array of program for our kids. We are lucky to have a Garden Club that makes this town shine with awesome beauty, and a group of Veterans that we all can be proud and thankful for, especially all the work that they put into the incredibly beautiful new memorial in Veterans Park. We also continue to slowly improve as a market, and northern Michigan is in a lot better shape than a lot of the metro areas in the state. So you see, when you take a moment to stop and think, we truly are blessed. We here at Lynda’s want you to know just how thankful we are to be a part of this wonderful community. We are lucky to have so many friends and clients who continue to refer us for their Real Estate needs, and help us be a leader in this often times trying market. Thank you Boyne City, for being the place we all love to call home!

LOCATION, LOCATION! What else can we say, this home is situated one block from beautiful Lake Charlevoix, and the city beach, as well as one block south of downtown Boyne. Walk to everything you could possibly want in Boyne! A real deal for the location! $114,900.00

DEEDED BOATSLIP! Here is a wonderful opportunity to acquire this tranquil setting that shares 187’ of awesome sandy Lake Charlevoix waterfront. You have your own boat slip and dock privileges, as well as a quaint 3 bed / 2 bath cottage, with beautiful stone fireplace! $249,000.00

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PARADISE FOUND! The minute you pull into the drive of this awesome home you will feel the awesome tranquility of the setting! Mother Nature abounds around this beautiful custom built, 3 bed / 3 bath designer home. It gets better, the setting includes 1/9 share of sandy beachfront! $399,900.00

FABULOUS FIND! You won’t find many 4 bedroom homes for sale in the Boyne area, and one things for sure, they won’t be less than $100,000! This stellar opportunity is less than a two blocks from Avalanche preserve and those incredible views! $94,900.00

BOYNE RIVER BEAUTY! Wow This home has it all! Waterfront on the Boyne river, large sq. ft., garage, mature landscaping, low taxes, and a conservancy that surrounds it! Very inviting color scheme, and a beautifully redone kitchen complete the package! $149,900.00

COUNTRY BLISS! Great opportunity to pick up this foreclosure set in the heart of northern Michigan’s paradise. 2 bed / 2 bath ranch on a full basement waiting for your finishing touches. 5 acres, 2-car garage, and nice decking help complete this deal! $79,500.00

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LOT OF POSSIBILITIES! The title says it all! This beautiful lot set next to the slopes of Boyne Mountain offers a wonderful opportunity for building your up-North dream home. This is the best lot in the complex, and offers the most attractive price of any of the competition! $49,900.00

22 ROLLING ACRES! Wow! Those are the first words that come to mind when overlooking this acreage opportunity set in beautiful Boyne City. The gently rolling property abuts a small lake and has multiple possibilities for your building pleasure! $99,000.00

COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS! Beautiful 32+ acres of hardwoods. The ultimate building site with expansive views of the countryside and lake Charlevoix from the ridge. Perfect for a walkout, or divide it up and sell 5+ acre lots to help pay for your setting! $119,900.00

75’ SANDY WATERFRONT! Wow! You have to see this deal to believe all you get! An almost 2 acre parcel to build and 75’ of deeded sandy waterfront on the much sought after north end of beautiful Deer Lake. You won’t find a better price for waterfront! $65,000.00

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Boyne schools look to prevent bullying Bullying was a topic of discussion at the Nov. 8 Boyne City school board meeting. Boyne City Public Schools has its own policies on bullying, but the board, which does not, was looking to adopt a universal policy. “We want to accomplish, through board policies, that bullying will not be tolerated,” said Peter Moss, Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent. Moss explained that bullying is not an issue in Boyne City schools, but the policy is being discussed in response to national events that have recently transpired. In recent news, a Massachusetts student committed suicide apparently following weeks of bullying and harassment at school, and on the social networking site Facebook. “It is not like it was 20 or 30 years ago with the big kid picking on the little kids,” said Marty Moody, Vice-President of the Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education. “Technology has taken it to new levels that make it really hard to control.” Moody went on to say that bullying effects childrens’ grades, self-esteem, and can cause depression. He also said an increase of cyber-bullying has been taking place in some schools. “I think the technology has made bullying ex-

plode … and a lot harder to catch,” said Moody. In 2009, the U.S. Health, Education, and Human Services Department joined forces to create an anti-bullying task force. The first national bullying summit was held in August, to begin creating a strategy to end bullying. While legislation is in progress to adopt a nationwide policy on bullying, the Boyne City school board wanted to establish a more comprehensive policy that they could follow to deal with any bullying issues. “At this time, it is a matter for the board,” said Moody. “The board’s role would be to set how bullying should be addressed, and we take that and implement it to the students.” The Regional Educational Laboratory and the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance found that 64 percent of respondents who experienced bullying did not report it, and those affected had test scores that were negatively impacted by bullying. “Kids want to be able to come to a safe and secure school system,”said Ken Schrader, President of the Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education. For now, the school board is currently looking at policies that have been most effective for schools in Michigan, and plans to adopt a policy that will be adequate for Boyne City Public Schools.

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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.

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BOYNE AREA COMMUNITY Tree-lighting kicks off ‘Lights of Love’ fundraiser Lights of Love Raises Money for Hospice of Northwest Michigan Tis the season for giving and the Boyne City Eta Nu Women’s Charities will once again offer the opportunity to make a difference by hosting the annual “Lights of Love” Christmas Tree Lighting in Boyne City.

Participants are invited to purchase a light or a heart in honor or memory of a person or group, with all proceeds going to support hospice patient care through the Hospice of Northwest Michigan. Lights range in price from $5 to $25. A “heart of love” ornament can be purchased for $35, and the name you request will

be inscribed on the heart which will be placed on the tree for the ceremony then sent to the donor after the holidays. A tree lighting ceremony will be held Wednesday, December 1, at 6:30 PM at the Boyne River Inn. After caroling, those attending are invited to enjoy a light supper at the Boyne River Inn at a cost of

$14.50. Space is limited so reserve early. Orders for lights or hearts must include the name, address, and phone number of the donor, and whether the order is in honor or in memory of a person. For additional information contact Margaret Lasaiter, at Hospice of Northwest Michi-

gan, 547-7448 or email her at www.margaret@hospicenwm. org. Make checks (for lights, hearts and dinner), payable to Eta Nu Charities and mail to Alison Mellon 119 West Lincoln Boyne City, MI 49712. Donation forms are available at Boyne Area Chamber, Boyne Senior Center and various other local merchants.

Tickets on sale now for CAH Holly Daze

Tickets are now on sale for one of the area’s premiere holiday events - The Charlevoix Area Hospital Foundation’s “Holly Daze” slated for 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3 at the majestic Castle Farms in Charlevoix. The festivities, featuring a fabulous presentation of items and services donated by local businesses and individuals will be available on the silent auction ready for holiday shopping and giv-

ing, along with spectacular live auction offerings that includes trips, progressive garden/dinner packages, float plane/dining venues, one-of-a-kind coffee table plus more ! A sit-down dinner catered by the Grey Gables of Charlevoix at tables adorned with centerpieces created by area garden club members and florists to the theme of “How the Grinch Stole Holly Daze” will add to the excitement of the evening. Add the warm hospitality and good cheer and you won’t want to be left out of this holiday happening! R.S.V.P. by Nov. 19, at 5478502. Tickets are $100 per person. Join your family and friends in “Whoville” and help benefit Charlevoix Area Hospital.


‘Penny Wars’ helps Cancer Crusaders Boyne City High School Student Council added “Penny Wars” to their Homecoming activities this year. The competition was held between the four classes with pennies being a positive value and silver and/ or paper money was a negative value. Pictured here are Seniors Kenzie Macksey and Abbi Fair handing the money we raised to Gail Farley, a member of our local Cancer Crusaders Organization. Also pictured is Jerrica Jackman, holding the sophomores jar of money. The sophomore class won the competition. All combined, students raised and donated $670 to the Cancer Crusaders.

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Don’t let ‘double-dip’ fears sink your investment plans in all economic environments. The possibility of a double-dip recession makes great headlines. But such events have been rare. In fact, we’ve seen only one double-dip recession in the past 77 years. However, this history hasn’t stopped gloomy forecasters from predicting a double-dip in 1991 (it didn’t happen) and in 2003 (when it didn’t happen again). Will we again avoid the double-dip recession this time? It’s dangerous to make predictions, but it seems more likely that what we’re really experiencing is a “soft patch” in the economic recovery as retail sales remain weak, consumer confidence is low and unemployment remains high. But on the positive side, manufacturing activity has been strong, corporate earnings have rebounded to pre-recession levels and profit margins are near all-time highs.

Ruth Skop Manages Edward Jones Investments of Boyne City Fears of a “double-dip” recession are in the air. Obviously, this isn’t particularly good news; we’d all like to feel that the economy is growing robustly. At the same time, however, you’ll want to avoid making hasty, ill-advised investment decisions based on the mere threat of a slide into another recession. Instead, you’ll want to keep your long-term investment plan intact —

And yet, many investors are focusing strictly on the negative reports — and they’re acting on their fears by moving money from stocks to fixed-income vehicles, such as bonds. During the period from July 2008 through June 2010, investors pulled more than $200 billion out of stock-based mutual funds and put more than $475 billion into bond funds, according to the Investment Company Institute. Bonds can provide a source of regular income and will return your principal when they mature, providing the issuers don’t default. They’re an important part of most investors’ portfolios. But if you’re joining the crowd and over-concentrating on bonds, you risk losing the following: Growth opportunities —. According to Ibbotson, a leading investment research organization, stocks have done particularly well following 10year periods in which the stock market hasn’t performed strongly — and

the past 10 years were one of the worst periods we’ve ever seen for stocks. And right now, many quality stocks are trading at some of the most attractive values in 15 years, as measured by price-to-earnings ratio, or P/E. Portfolio balance — Ideally, you want your portfolio to contain a mix of investments — stocks, bonds, international and cash — designed to reflect your risk tolerance, time horizon and longterm goals. You’ll need to adjust your investment mix over time to reflect changes in your life, and regular portfolio reviews will prompt you to rebalance back to your target mix and determine whether any other changes are needed. But if you’re constantly disrupting your portfolio’s balance by reacting to short-term events, you’ll have a much harder time achieving your objectives. In virtually all areas of life, balance is essential — and that’s certainly true in regard to your investments.

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Legion News The “Veteran of the Month” for November 2010 is Joe E Habasko. Born Aug. 17th, 1917 in Omaha, Nebraska, Habasko was raised in the Boyne City, Mich. area on the family farm graduating from Boyne City High School in the spring of 1935. He worked on the family farm and for Howes Leather Company as an Unhairing

Machine Operator until inducted into the Army in Kalamazoo, Mich. entering into active duty on July 15th, 1941. Following basic and specialty training, Habasko was assigned to Company K, 1st Infantry Division with a transfer duty assignment to a security detail, with duty at Sault Saint Marie, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada, guarding the Soo Locks to prevent sabotage during the war. On April 17th, 1943 he departed the USA arriving in the Asiatic Theater of Operations on April 20th, 1943. On Aug. 27th, 1943 he departed the Asiatic Theater of Operations arriving in the USA on Sept. 13th, 1943. On Aug. 16th, 1944 Habasko departed the USA arriving in the Pacific Theater of Operations on Sept. 20th, 1944 and on April 10th, 1945 he was wounded

in action in the Battle for Luzon. Recovered from his wound he was reassigned to the 6th Infantry Division where he earned the Bronze Star for gallantry under fire. On Oct. 13th, 1945 Habasko departed the Pacific Theater of Operations arriving in the USA on Oct. 30th, 1945 and on Nov. 6th, 1945, at the Separation Center, Fort Sheridan, Ill. he received an Honorable Discharge having attained the rank of Sergeant First Class and was awarded the following decorations and citations having participated in Battles and Campaigns in New Guinea, Southern Philippines and Luzon: The American Defense Service Medal, The American Theater Medal, The Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal with Three Bronze Battle Stars, The Philippine Liberation Medal

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With One Bronze Battle Star, The Bronze Service Arrowhead, The Victory Medal, The Purple Heart Medal, The Bronze Star Medal, The Good Conduct Medal, One Service Stripe, Three Overseas Service Bars (each representing six months foreign service) and The Combat Infantryman Badge. Returning home Habasko found work at Howes Leather Company and Top O’Michigan Rural Electric Co-operative and on Sept. 7th, 1946 he married Virginia Dawn Amick making their home in the Boyne area on the family farm. Later he took the position of letter carrier for the US Postal Service in Boyne City where he worked until retirement in 1973. Habasko, having purchased the family farm from his parents, continued to raise beef cattle until the

mid 1980’s when he retired from farming to winter in Port Isabel, Texas, west of South Padre Island on the Gulf of Mexico, and enjoy the summers at his boyhood home. He enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, tending to his yard-work, fishing and smoking fish, deer hunting, snowmobiling and traveling. On Aug. 3rd, 2010 Joe E Habasko answered the final call and is being honored by his nieces, nephews and friends. To honor a veteran, call the program chairman at (231) 5362447 or on Saturdays call (231) 582-7811 between 3-8 p.m. The ceremony may be witnessed on the first Thursday of each month in front of The American Legion Post located on the corner of Lake and Main in Boyne City, Mich. at 6:15 p.m.

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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. Business After Hours Boyne Mountain Resort is hosting the Boyne Chamber’s next Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. The business mixer will be held in the Mountain Grand Lodge lobby and Everett’s restaurant. Admission, hors d’oeuvres and networking are complimentary, and a cash bar will be available. Boyne Meets Broadway next weekend Join the Boyne City High School Drama Department Nov. 19 and 20 for the annual Boyne Meets Broadway variety show. Tickets include dinner prepared by the Boyne City Hospitality Class starting at 6 p.m.; immediately following in the Performing Arts Center, you will be delighted with music and dance from the musicals Hair, Wicked, My Fair Lady and more. Tickets are $25 for dinner and the show or $15 for the show only. Proceeds support the Boyne City High School Drama programs. Tickets are available at the door, at Local Flavor Bookstore or from cast members, although they sell out quickly. For information call 231-582-7499.

Program at 582-9009. Also Nov. 20 - Holiday Farmers Market at Veterans Park The Boyne City Farmer’s Market is holding a Holiday Market just in time for Thanksgiving on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Veterans Park. The market will be held, snow or shine, under the pavilion in the park. Call (231) 8380569 or Main Street at (231) 582-9009 for more information.

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 celebration 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 Earlier Than the Bird special guest is the jolly old Shop in your pajamas on man from the North. Santa Nov. 20 will arrive on his sleigh and The second annual Boyne be joined by some of his City “Earlier Than The Bird” elves and real live reindeer. holiday shopping event is Those participating in the being planned for Saturday, parade will line up on East Nov. 20, from 7 a.m. to 11 Main Street between East a.m. “Jump out of bed early, and Lake Streets starting at grab your family and friends, 5:30 p.m. The parade route and come to Boyne City to will follow Lake Street to Wasee all that it has to offer this ter Street through the heart holiday season,” say organiz- of downtown Boyne City. ers of the event. The event is Santa will then be available created for those who want to meet with children at the to kick off the Holiday Shop- Gazebo in Old City Park. In ping Season with friends addition there will be hayand family, coffee and pas- rides and the opportunity to tries, all while in the comfort see reindeer up close. If you of their pajamas. By hold- have any questions, contact ing the event the Saturday Karen Guzniczak at Country before Thanksgiving, Boyne Now & Then/Up The Lazy City merchants are inviting River at 582-2355, the Boyne customers to come and get City Main Street office at an “early bird” preview of 582-9009, the Boyne Area the great holiday shopping Chamber of Commerce at available in Boyne City. Mer- 582-6222, or email mainchants will be offering spe- cial deals along with snacks. In addition, those shoppers VOLUNTEERS NEEDED wearing their pajamas will Organizers of the Santa Pareceive a special gift of a rade are looking for volunBoyne City coffee cup or teers to help with traffic congift bag. (Sorry, sweats and trol. Volunteers are needed workout clothes are not eli- to assist with setting up and gible as pajamas). taking down barricades. The A complete list of all the parade starts at 6 p.m. Barbusinesses participating ricades will be set up shortly and the specials they are of- before the start of the pafering will be available on rade and will be removed the Boyne Area Chamber immediately at the end. If website a few days prior to you can spare 30 to 45 minthe event, and a sales flier utes to help, please call the and map will be available Main Street office at 582the morning of the event. 9009 or email mainstreet@ The event is sponsored by by Nov. 20. the Main Street / DDA Pro- TO ENTER THE PARADE, send gram and the Chamber. For the following information more information contact by Nov. 23 to the Boyne City the chamber at 582-6222 or Main Street Program, 112 S. the Boyne City Main Street Park Street, Suite F Boyne

City, MI 49712, or email it to Contact name, business or organization name, telephone and mailing address. 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 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. 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 231582-6904. Those who need transportation or a homedelivered meal should also contact Kelts.

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 holiCHRISTMAS AT day bonuses for employees. THE CASTLE Castle Farms of Charlevoix Details. presents its Biggest Little Christmas Party Friday, Dec. “BC” WINDOW STICKER10. and Santa comes to the Sand “Boyne City” license Castle Saturday, Dec. 11, plate holders are available at Local Flavor bookstore from 1 to 3 p.m. Details. and the Chamber office BREAKFAST WITH SANTA with proceeds going to the Event will be presented at Boyne City Booster FoundaWater Street Cafe in down- tion. town Boyne City at 8:30 and CHAMBER ON FACEBOOK 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. 5231-82-9929 for reser- chamber vations. SoBo concert series: Boyne City gallery HOLIDAY PARTY Join Sommerset Pointe merges art with music Yacht Club at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec.11 for their First Concerts continue the SunAnnual Share the Spirit day of each month from 4-6 Holiday Party. Join your fel- p.m., usually in conjunction low businesses, family and with an art exhibit in the friends for appetizers, din- BAC’s gallery. The BAC State ner, dessert and a night of Concert Series continues at dancing. Call 231-582-9900 4 p.m. Sunday with Kirby on Nov. 28, and Peacemeal and for reservations. John Richey on Dec. 12. > CLASSES - In addition to CARDBOARD COMPACthe concerts the BAC is now TOR The Melrose Township Trans- offering Yoga lessons from fer Station has a cardboard Reb Andrews on Monday compactor provided by the evenings, dance classes by Charlevoix County Recycle Mchael Seiler on Tuesday Committee. The Station is evenings (7-8 p.m.), a Writopen on Monday from 1 to er’s Gathering every second 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 Tuesday from 5:30-7, and to 3 on State Street behind private guitar lessons by Mithe Township Hall, just off chael Seiler by appointment. U.S.131 across from Ingalls In addition to these efforts, there are painting classes General Store. and a Spoken Arts Coffeehouse being planned. HOW TO START > Santa is coming to Castle A BUSINESS Classes are held monthly, Farms from 1 to 3 p.m. Satsponsored by the Northern urday, Dec. 11, featuring a Lakes Economic Alliance. Polar Express train display, The next classes will be held story time, crafts includfrom 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 in ing writing a letter to Santa Harbor Springs and Dec. 15 and meeting the jolly ol’ fellow himself. Don’t forget to in Boyne City. The sessions will acquaint bring your cameras. Admisparticipants with the pro- sion is $5 per child (2 and cess and the tools needed up). For more information, to begin developing a new contact Janelle at 231-237business. The fee is $20 and 0884 ext. 235 or janelle@ you must pre-register by calling 582-6482.

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FROM PAGE 2 wonderful call. Its strains are melancholy, yet full of rest and peace. Its echoes linger in the heart long after its tones have ceased to vibrate in the air. The origin of the word “Taps” is thought to have come from the Dutch word for “Tattoo”“Taptoe.” More than likely,

“Taps” comes from the three drum taps that were played as a signal for “Extinguish Lights” when a bugle was not used. As with many other customs, the twenty-four notes that comprise this solemn tradition began long ago and continue to this day. While there are no official lyrics for Taps, the following unofficial verse (author unknown)


humane society so it, too, may eventually relocate. The cost of these transactions were each one dollar. City officials, led by the mayor, said doing so will aid economic development throughout the area. While some consider this an act of economic development, still others see it as nothing more than corporate welfare. How could this be? Are all the folks on the commission democrats? I highly doubt it, yet they engaged in socialistic behavior. I’m sure city officials have the best interest of the public in mind in doing so, just as ensuring the fire department has all the equipment it needs to save lives and property. So here is my question: will there ever be a time when those in power and those in the voting booth will admit American society thrives because of the socialist-capitalist hybrid and work to perfect the cause of liberty while providing minimum adequate services to those in need? Or, will those calling for an end to socialism in America see to it that only the wealthy have roads, police, schools, fire and EMS, medicine, clean water, elder care and mili-


need for the abused spouse to break out of her/his world of violence, and often confinement, to seek help. Help is always available. In ‘Safe Haven’ this availability of help is compromised and made all but impossible as the wife can’t call 911 or any other avenue to help because her husband, the person who is beating her, is the local police detective in a small town. She knows that such a call would infuriate him and he would probably kill her. And if she could find a way to escape, that with his knowledge and abilities to locate missing people he would not give up until he located her. Nicholas Sparks has woven such a tale of desperate terror in a way as to reach out to those who are suffering domestic abuse all across our country, telling them that they can find the assistance needed. That no matter what profession or line of work your husband is in and there is substance abuse or violence involved you must seek help. Only then will you come to understand your bashes, broken bones, bruises and terror have nothing to do with anything you have or have not done. They are the behavioral consequences of a spouse who desperately needs help with his need to control all that is in his world. Be dialing for help you are not only reaching out to those prepared to assist you but who also will extend help to your spouse. Domestic abuse does exist in Boyne City. Those of us who live within the city and its near environs cherish the small town’s congeniality, outreach and beauty. The thought that behind closed doors such violence as Sparks describes could exist in our quiet town is difficult to accept; so much so that

is often used: Fading light dims the sight, And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright. From afar drawing nigh -- Falls the night. Day is done, gone the sun, From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;

tary protection? Places like this do exist, you know. They’re called third-world countries. My guess is many of those clamoring in the streets for an end to socialism have sent their children to public schools, driven on public roads, accepted tax rebates paid for by a much richer taxpayer, relied on socialized police and fire services, unemployment benefits, and socialized medical insurance — make no mistake: if you have ever had medical insurance, you have participated in a socialized system so many fear will destroy this country. Of course, I haven’t heard people complaining much about paying for roads or fire departments or police forces or the military or tax-funded old folks homes. And, as much as people gripe about how bloody awful the public school system apparently is, the bonds and millages to support their efforts almost always seem to pass. And, maybe that’s it: perhaps complaints of socialism are just another red herring; just another fear delivery system employed for political gain. But, only time will tell if the capitalism purists will put their proverbial money where their mouth is ... Dollars, Euros and all. This column appears periodically in the Boyne City Gazette. You can reach Benj. Gohs at (231) 222-2119 or

I made a number of telephone calls to ascertain the truth of this statement. Kerry Zahner, Special Assistant Attorney General serving Cheboygan, Emmet and Charlevoix counties told me that the day before our conversation she had twelve domestic violence cases and in the remaining two days of the week she had eighteen additional. She summarized her case load in the three counties over the last year to be 300. When considering these numbers remind yourself that they are only those cases which have been reported. These represent 300 women or men who have sought help. The percentage of reported cases that prove to be without need is all but nil. Many cases of intimate partner violence and sexual abuse never become legal matters as they find their way into the hands of those who can address their needs through counseling, support and a safe home. Such outreach is available 24/7 by calling the toll free number: 1-800-275-1995. Your call will be routed to your area for assistance. This number covers all of Antrim, Cheboygan, Otsego, Charlevoix and Emmet counties. One of the intriguing things about reading and writing is that I always find myself learning something or discovering my perception on an issue is faulty or outdated. This column has led me on this same path. I have found from those I have spoken with that many of my beliefs about domestic violence have been based on the wrong facts. What I had come to believe as being the causes are in actuality only the excuses used by the perpetrator and that research has proven it is society’s perception of men and women which is the foundation for such actions. Once patiently explained to me by Chris Krajewski at the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan I came to

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better understand those who involve themselves in violence. Although alcohol enters into 90% of the cases it is not a cause. Those in my generation easily remember the days of the early 20th century when men and women had definite rolls in society that were theirs to follow. My mother was in the generation of women in which she was considered inferior in mind to that of a male and therefore could not vote until the Suffrage movement opened that door. As a woman I was respected, loved yet not seen as having the intelligence to enter the man’s world of business and leadership. I was expected to marry, become a mother, keep a tidy house, prepare delicious meals, sew on buttons, mend the socks and grow a small vegetable garden. I could take part in the women’s activities in church, teach, nurse, sing, draw, read, dance and attend community events with my husband. Women were not seen in bars and other, strictly man places. By my generation the right for a man to ‘discipline’ his wife was beginning to fade. But it still prevailed among the older and some religions. For centuries being a man brought with it the right to control all that belonged to him. This included his wife and children as well as employees whether on a farm, plantation, as a store owner, government official or college professor. Men were given to believe that how others saw them succeed in this realm marked their manhood. Man’s very stature and body build reinforced this perception. Today we recognize this still alive in other cultures. However, in the United States the majority of males no longer embrace this ‘God given right’ as it was often called and now recognize women in a much more inclusive manner; although, as in its acceptance

of those of another color or culture, our society has a long way to go in the issue of control. This past election was an example of the two steps forward and one step backward that America is enduring as it seeks to bring justice and harmony to its world and the larger one of which it is a part. So research is now able to bring understanding to the ‘why’ of domestic abuse. It is not because of alcoholic or drug consumption, nor a back-

ground of a home in which the parents were abusive, although both may contribute to it, but rather it is the need for a man to be in control. Society’s perception of him must be that of a man in charge. Fortunately I believe today’s society sees most men as those among us who are reaching out to those they love, know and don’t know to make their world a better place to live. 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 5823734, President, Leslie Cunningham at 547-2145 or Sec./Treas., Phyllis Childs at 582-3488 to have your name added to our mailing list or if you need help finding an instrument. 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 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) 599-3290.

Street in Boyne City, Michigan. (231) 5822258 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 http:// Sat. Jan. 22, 2011 - Brian Vander Ark Sat. Feb. 12, 2011 - Rachael Davis, Robin Lee Berry, Kathy Lamar - - Sat. Mar. 19, 2011 - Orpheum Bell http:// Sat. April TBA - Lost World String Band

Nov. 20 Back Porch concert We’re having a great time with our third season of Back Porch music events! This month’s performers will be “Straight Forward Bluegrass Band”, a northern Michigan band instilled in hard-driving traditional bluegrass and old-time music. Straight Forward Bluegrass has performed at Farmfest, Buckley Old Engine Show and many festivals, jamborees, square dances, street music, parties and more, as well as opening for Mountain Heart in 2005. They have produced two Cds- in 2002 and 2007. You can check out their website for more information about band members, instruments, schedules, and more. www.straightforNov. 23 Garden Club meeting We’ll meet at the Front Porch Café, Main The Boyne Valley Garden Club will meet St., Ellsworth on Saturday, Nov. 20th. The on Tuesday, Nov. 23 to put the finishmusic will start at 7:00 p.m. Open “Jam” ing touches and distribute 400 wreaths time will follow the scheduled performthey sell during the fall. This is their ers. main fundraiser for the flowers that are Suggested donations: $5 individual / planted around the city in the summer. $10 family (all donations for scheduled performers) Light refreshments and coffee available at no charge , smoke- and alcoholfree, family-friendly; held at the Front Porch Café, 9235 Main St., Ellsworth; Contact: 231-544-2305 Nov. 21 Scavenger hunt I wanted to let you know that our faith community will be having a scavenger hunt for the local food pantries on November 21, 2010 at 5:30 pm. This is one of the two intergenerational nights we do every year. We will collect food and non-perishables for the Boyne City and Boyne Falls pantries. We will do the scavenger hunt from 5:30 pm until 6:15pm... and then head to the food pantry here in Boyne city for a tour and refreshments. I don’t know if this is something you would want to cover or not, but I thought I would give you a heads up. Nov. 21 Freshwater Events Boyne Celtic Sessions 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 21 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

Dec. 2 East Jordan Community Night The community of East Jordan kicks off the holiday season on Thursday, December 2 with the Annual Community Night. An entire evening of family activities with something for all ages to enjoy and capture the holiday spirit is being planned by the businesses , churches and organizations. Along with the traditional Santa Parade and Visit and the Annual Soup Cook-Off to benefit the Care and Share Food Pantry several new activities have been added to the evening’s events. Starting at 5:00 PM the businesses will host open houses with special sales, refreshments and offerings, Girl Scout Troop #10364 will be having face painting along with homemade cookies and hot chocolate at Edward Jones Investments in the Main Street Center, The Bakery on Main Street will feature a Gingerbread House display, the Jordan River Arts Council will have their Members Art For Sale and also have a special make and take craft for children visiting with an adult. All of these activities will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. At 6 p.m. the Community Tree will be lit by the Citizen’s of the Year as the Ecumenical Christmas Carolers sing a repitoire of songs there and throughout the downtown. Anyone interested in joining the carolers contact Pastor Rap Posnik at 536-2161 or show up at the Community Tree on the corner of Spring and Hammond Streets by 6 p.m. The Annual Santa Parade will march down the street at 6:15 p.m. with Santa and friends to the Bandshell in Memorial Park to meet with children and hear gift wishes from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. This annual event is sponsored by the East Jordan Lioness and Lions Clubs. Each child receives a handmade stocking from Santa filled with goodies. The East Jordan Lions

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BOYNE AREA EVENTS Club members will be selling trees in the parking lot next to Memorial Park throughout the evening and then at East Jordan True Value Hardware the rest of the season. The Annual Soup Cook-Off will be serving award winning soups from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the East Jordan Senior Center. All proceeds from the event benefit the East Jordan Care and Share Food Pantry. Suggested donation is $2.00 per vote. Many of the businesses will be offering specials that evening and throughout the month, so be sure to pick up a “Goodie Bag” full of coupons, etc. to catch all the deals and happenings at the Senior Center, Edward Jones, Jordan River Arts Council or at the bandshell. For more information on Community Night contact the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce at 536-7351 or e-mail @ Dec. 6 CCHPS Holiday Dinner Our Annual Holiday Dinner & Program will take place at Sommerset Point Yacht Club & Marina 4416 Lakeshore Drive, Advance We’ll start with appetizers, fine conversation, and cash bar at 5:30 pm. At 6:30 we will enjoy a buffet dinner featuring squash soup, broccoli salad, roasted sesame chicken breast, carved pork roast, green beans with almonds, and vanilla-glazed fresh fruit bowl. All-inclusive price for the dinner, including tip, will be $25 per person. Send your check by November 22nd to: CCHPS – Holiday Dinner 946 N Advance Road Boyne City, MI 49712. This year, you will be the speakers. We invite everyone to submit a short holiday memory. We will assemble them into a souvenir booklet that each diner will receive. Do you have a favorite holiday story, picture, favorite poem or recipe? Look inside our newsletter for examples that have already been submitted. Email your submissions to charlevoixchps@yahoo. com. For more information or questions, call Jane at 582-6202 or Georganna at 582-5326. Everyone who attends will be entered in a drawing to receive a professionally framed picture of the Advance Community. The picture is an enlargement of an old postcard from the collection of Jane Prebble.

Everyone – members, friends, and visitors – is welcome. Future Events Nov. 18 - Business After Hours at Boyne Mountain, Mountain Grand Lodge lobby, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-20 - Boyne Meets Broadway high school drama production, Performing Arts Center, 6 p.m. Nov. 20 - Earlier Than the Bird shopping promotion, downtown Boyne City, 7 to 11 a.m. Nov. 26 - Holiday Open Houses and Santa Parade, downtown Boyne City Dec. 4 - Weihnachtsmarkdt German Christmas Market at Water Street Center Dec. 4 - Holiday Hobby Craft Show, Boyne City High School Dec. 4 - Steven Fearing concert at Freshwater Studio Dec. 11 - Santa at the Castle (Castle Farms) Dec. 16 - Business After Hours at Re/Max Resort Properties, 111 S. Lake St., 5:30 Dec. 18 - Horton Creek concert at Performing Arts 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, Nov. 27 and Sunday, Nov. 28. 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. Horses Lead Participants on Path to Self Discovery during Equine Experience Equestrian Events Four Equine Experience events are scheduled. These Saturday sessions take place on November 20, 2010; January 8, 2011; April 9, 2011; and May 14, 2011. The workshops are led by two certified FEEL facilitators – Maryellen Werstine and Erin Halloran – and include six hours of study with horses, lunch and snacks, journal and course materials, round-


The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met November 10, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Room in the County Building. All Commissioners were present. Motion approved the minutes of the October 27, 2010 meeting as corrected. Motions defeated appointments to the DHS board. The remaining applicants for appointment for the DHS Board will be asked to attend the first board meeting in December. The remaining applicants for an appointment to the Road Commission will meet with the Commissioners before Commissioner meeting the 24th. A complete list of appointments can be obtained in the County Clerk’s office. Motion approved Resolution #10-136, Change Natural Gas Carrier. Motion approved Resolution #10-137, Approve County Expenditures. Motion approved Resolution #10-138, Award Bid for Pine Lake Room Wiring. Motion approved Resolution #10-139, Insurance Buyout Clarification. Motion approved Resolution #10-140, Maintenance Updates. Motion approved Resolution #10-141, Human Resource Coordinator. Motion approved Resolution #10-142, Human Resource Coordinator’s Office. Motion approved Resolution #10-143, Dental Insurance. Motion adjourned the meeting at 12:20 p.m. Cheryl Potter Browe, County Clerk trip transportation from The Inn at Bay Harbor – A Renaissance Golf Resort to the nearby stables of Bay Harbor Equestrian Club and a $40 credit toward spa and salon services to be used at The Spa at The Inn

at Bay Harbor. Cost for the program is $225. Sessions groups are intimate with a maximum of 10 guests per workshop. For Equine Experience reservations, please call 231-439-4046.

Lodging atThe Inn at Bay Harbor is available starting at $133 per night and includes breakfast for two. For lodging reservations, please call 800-462-6963 or visit

Boyne Country Provisions 127 Water St. Downtown Boyne City, Mi. 49712 231-582-2151 or 231-582-5609 fax Open: M-Thurs. 8am-11pm, 8am-12am Fri.& Sat., 12pm-8pm Sun. “What is Enotria?” Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn’t actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn’t until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many regions that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is experiencing a winemaking revolution and is considered one of the most exciting wine making regions of the world.

“Old wine and old friends make good provisions”- Andalusian Proverb Good Tuesday afternoon fellow wine enthusiasts! Big progress recently on our new space next door; the large area of missing floor we discovered has been repaired, the brick is reading for coating, the walls are primed, etc. Floor sanding starts tomorrow and our connecting door is scheduled for install later this week. We can’t wait to start to put the store together! New signage will be going up on the windows today! You can continue to check out our progress with updates at photos at; Be sure to “like”our page please! Next month, we’ll be moving the wine tasting to Red Mesa’s back porch. This week’s “W.O.W.” (wine of the week) It’s no secret I love Italian wine ... and women (speaking only of Kristine of course!) Our WOW this week is a Super Tuscan super value. This sexy little number will turn heads and make friends. This wine delivers Italy, Bordeaux and California all rolled into one. A blend of Cab., Merlot and Alicante Bouschet. It has dark fruit fine tannins the right amount of Tuscan earthiness. Perfect for burgers and hearty pastas. A great wine to have around. The Caburnio really over delivers for the money and is a great find! 2006 Tenuta Monteti “Caburnio”- Maremma,Tuscany, Italy 14% abv About “Caburnio”: “The 2006 Caburnio is a big, boisterous wine that captures the essence of this important Tuscan vintage. Blackberries, grilled herbs, spices, menthol and cassis are some of the nuances that come together in the glass with tons of Maremma character. This is a fabulous wine for the money.”90 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate The Caburnio is a French oaked blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 25% Alicante-Bouschet. About Tenuta Monteti: Tenuta Monteti is a new winery in southern coastal Tuscany that is planted to Bordeaux varieties with a twist. Alicante bouschet is not a common grape unless you’re talking about the Maremma along southern Tuscany’s coast where for generations this “lost”region made local wine but its climate has finally attracted hordes of winery owners looking to find the “new”Bolgheri to make the next Sassicaia or Ornellaia! What’s New & Tasting Great? We now offer Tassier’s Sugar Bush “Maple Vinaigrette”dressing. As a young girl growing up on the McAdams farm near DeTour, Martha Tassier made maple syrup with her family. Years later, when she casually suggested her son and daughter-in-law make a little maple syrup, the idea gave birth to the area’s largest retail maple products business. Dan and Deb Tassier have made syrup at Tassier Sugar Bush in Cedarville, Michigan for 20 years, and their maple products are being sold in stores as far away as Detroit, Iowa, Arkansas, and Tennessee. They make and sell syrup, maple sugar and sprinkles, candies, maple coated nuts, barbecue sauce and vinaigrette dressing. What a unique idea for Thanksgiving dinner.......$9.99 for 12 oz. Cheers! Ed & Kristine Brehm

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

119 Water Street • Boyne City, MI 49712 next to the Red Mesa Grill

(231) 582-2663 • OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

$5 OFF

any jewelry purchase of $16 or more Expires 12/31/11

Friends of the Library Present:

Holiday Fun (Before the Santa Parade)

@ the Boyne District Library Friday, November 26, 2010 4:00—5:00 pm ad by e R s e i r Sto ebrities l e C l a c Lo … Such as… in al Cindi M rs ye Kris Me n ma Jim Bau n llo Gary Me er n Carl Weh !!! e!! And mor

Mini Holid ay Book Sale

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!

Boyne City Santa Parade will follow at 6:00 pm


The Boyne City Boosters Foundation would like to thank the Sponsors of

“America Sings” Gold Sponsors

Boyne City Eagles Aerie 1583 Boyne Valley Lions Club

Korthase Flinn Insurance & Financial Services Hunting National Bank

Silver Sponsors Baywinds Federal Credit Union Great Lakes ENERGY Oral & Eleanor Sutliff (B.C.F.D.) Lynda’s Real Estate Dr. Gordon, Joyce & Lily Lambie

Bronze Sponsors Boyne City Rotary Club Boyne City Radio Shack Kidd & Leavy Real Estate Boyne Valley Printing Country Now & Then F.O. Barden & Son Roberts Restaurant Nels & Louisa Northup Industrial Magnetics Local Flavor

Boyne City Kiwanis Club Boyne City Marathon Stackus Funeral Home Points North Printing True Value Co-Op Huff Pharmacy Ralph Gillett C.P.A. Robert A. Banner Boyne City Gazette ACE Hardware Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce

Glen’s Market O’Brien Real Estate Bill’s Farm Market Water Street Cafe Joel W. Paga D.D. S. Baykco Concrete Mark E. Patrick B.C. PIzza Boyne Habitat Restore The Wood Shop

Contributing Sponsors Kilwins of Boyne Mary’s of Boyne

Citizens Bank Dr. Steven Hufford

Spring Water Day Care Freshwater Studio

Boyne City Gazette  

The November 17th, 2010 issue features Earlier than the Bird, the possibility of combining locations for Police, Fire, and EMS, and a possib...

Boyne City Gazette  

The November 17th, 2010 issue features Earlier than the Bird, the possibility of combining locations for Police, Fire, and EMS, and a possib...