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‘If you’re happy and you know it ... go to hell.’


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Serving topics of interest to all of Charlevoix County • No. 251 - Vol. 5 - Issue 43 • ‘Seek the Truth, Serve the Citizens’ • Wednesday June 18, 2014


WLWS price hike Purchase to go forward for $1.379 million beth Gohs staff writer

‘Stroll’ is back!


Friday nights are rocking again with the return of Stroll the Streets in downtown Boyne City. Dagtopia bassist is pictured playing and singing on Friday June 13.

7 p.m. july 8 @ city hall bc’s future facilities

A public hearing designed to receive input from members of the public on the future of Boyne City's facilities has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday July 8 at Boyne City Hall, 319 North Lake St. The proposed concepts for the future facilities have been prepared by Environment Architects, and all artist renderings, schematics and detailed drawings are available for viewing at

Fluoride vote legal Benjamin Gohs news Editor Attorneys for the Boyne City Commission determined that a recent vote to discontinue fluoridation of the city’s water supply was legal. The opinion came from the commission’s civil counsel James Murray and Rhonda Stowers of Plunkett Cooney law firm in a June 6 memo to the commission. “The city acted in a legal manner with regard to this issue and the decision of the commission is valid,” Murray and Stowers stated in the memo, citing that in 1973 when the fluoridation issue was first considered by Boyne City, a 1968 Michigan law required municipalities to add fluoride to public water supplies unless they adopted an ordinance prohibiting its use. “This statute made the addition of fluoride to the public water supply mandatory by July 19, 1973 unless an ordinance

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Big shows for BCCC benefit

Goodwin also said water prices to customers would change depending upon the final purchase price. “Once we know how much it costs to operate the system we can recalculate rates… We won’t know what that exact data is until we generate that exact data,” Goodwin said. Loan payments could be $8,242.85 per month at five percent interest. The set price would clear the township of the debt in two years. One audience member asked if improvements could be made to the

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Park View Family Dentistry

beth Gohs staff writer Bands from Toronto will be paying tribute to the Bee Gees, Neil Diamond and Tom Jones starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday June 21 at a fundraiser for the Boyne Country Community Center. Tickets for the Million Dollar Tribute are $30, reserved ticket, plus a $1.50 additional fee, located at Boyne City Performing Arts Center, 1035 Boyne Ave. “A sellout crowd is predicted for both concerts, so invite some friends and buy your tickets early,” said show promoters. The group from Toronto, paying homage to the Bee Gees, have toured Disney Land, Las Vegas and Russia. Will Chalmers, the Neil Diamond tribute, has been performing for 10 years, and songs he will perform include Sweet Caroline, Cherry Cherry, Song Sung Blue, and many more. Dave La Fame, as Tom Jones will perform the classic artist’s hits such

as: Delilah, Green,Green Grass, and She’s A Lady. Also, be sure to get your tickets now because Paula Poundstone will be returning to the Performing Arts Center again this year. She will perform at 8 p.m. on Aug. 8. Tickets are $40. Get more information on shows at Community center update The community center plans to receive as much revenue from dona-

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Two cemetery entrances closing Benjamin Gohs news Editor

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The orange markings show entrances, exits and routes through the Maple Lawn Cemetery. The green areas will be closed.


public hearing

Walloon Lake Water System owner Dennis Hass’ demand for an additional $79,000 didn’t hinder the township’s decision to move forward on a plan to purchase his water system. The Walloon Township Board ended its June 10 discussion on the matter with a plan to hold a meeting within the next few weeks where it will likely agree to purchase the water system for $1.379 million. One audience member mentioned that the original asking price was $1.3 million, and asked whether the price would continue to increase. The board said the price would stop changing when they signed the agreement. According to Melrose Township Supervisor Vern Goodwin, Melrose Township will apply for a USDA loan to purchase the water system.

Boyne City Clerk Cindy Grice updated the Boyne City Commission— Tuesday June 10—on the Boyne City Cemetery Fence Advisory Committee’s work looking into fencing for the Maple Lawn Cemetery. “The cemetery fence committee met in May and we had intensive discussion about some of the permanent closures that was discussed last December (2013) at the city commission meeting,” she said. “They concurred with the recommendation of staff to close two entrances that you had looked at back in December.” The cost to close two entrances to the cemetery on Boyne Avenue is estimated at $1,827.50. An additional cost—to create green

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know your candidates Editor: I am writing to encourage the citizens of Charlevoix County to do their research before the upcoming August 5th primary election. (Look for the big election special section in the June 25 edition of the Boyne City Gazette) Our current Circuit Court Judge, Richard Pajtas, is retiring after nearly 30 years on the bench. It is very important to educate yourselves on the candidates’ qualifications before choosing who fills this vital position in Charlevoix County. In my opinion, Roy C. “Joe” Hayes is the candidate that best meets these qualifications. His resume, and 20-plus years of legal experience of practicing in the local, state, and federal courts makes him the beat candidate. The people within our court system, law enforcement, and the county building also agree. Joe has been endorsed by the Michigan Court Officers, Retired Sheriff George T. Lasater, Retired Sheriff Don Hengesh, Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Peter O’Connell (who also lives in Boyne City) and Retired Charlevoix County District Judge Richard W. May. This is a very important position is our community and it is our job, as registered voters, to make an informed decision in this race. Please, don’t forget to cast your vote on Au-

gust 5th in the nonpartisan ballot. John E. Haggard Charlevoix County fie to fluoride! Editor: I’ve been following the controversial issue about the vote to stop water fluoridation in Boyne City. Here is what I found out through reading several books, health and scientific newsletters and even reputable sources on the Internet. The following information is from an updated, June 2013 EPA website showing maximum contamination levels (mcl) in municipal waters. Fluoride is an acute toxin with a toxicity level higher than lead. Lead standards (limits) are set at 15 ppb (parts per billion), but fluoride is set at 4,000 ppb! The fluoride allowed contaminant levels are over 250 times greater than the legal allowed maximum contaminated levels for lead yet fluoride is more toxic than lead1! How can this be considered safe? Children are especially vulnerable as fluoride is a neurotoxin and damages brain development. Fluoride was newly classified as a neurotoxin in the Lancet Neurology, March 2004 journal. Children under the age of 3 should never

be given fluoridated water or even food or drinks that have been fluoridated. On Nov. 9, 2006 the American Dental Association issued an alert advising parents to avoid using fluoridated water when re-constituting infant formula. And yet public warnings about this are rare. This is disturbing. And what parent wouldn’t want to know this? Fluoride is found naturally in the soil although most non-organic crops are grown with synthetic fertilizers, many which include sodium fluoride, a waste by product of the fertilizer, aluminum, and other industries. Prior to selling this very expensive to dispose of contaminant, industries sold it for a profit to companies that made rat and cockroach poison. Years ago, when the campaign to fluoridate water started, they began selling it to Municipalities at a nice profit and a convenient way to get rid of this hazardous waste. There’s quite a story, so please, interested readers - buy, or check out a book at the library. “The Fluoride Deception” by Christopher Bryson is available through the library system. I agree with Commissioner’s Sansom, Towne and Gaylord - you did the research and you did what you felt was right. Thank you. Linda Hersey Alanson

Anne Thurston-Brandly talks ‘vacation time’ Without driving a mile, let alone packing s u itcas es and closing our h o m e down for a period of annethurston-brandly time those ‘Beautiful boyne’ of us living here in Boyne City discover we suddenly are in another world. We are suddenly surrounded by a beautiful vacation world with every kind of outdoor activity one can desire right at our finger tips. Having lived almost half of my life in other regions of the United States where vacations were those special two weeks each year one could take off from work and call the world your own. You dreamed of where it would all happen and what it was you wanted to do so special for months ahead of time. You could spend time online looking for places to travel to and once there where you could stay. In our family this was always into the outdoor world. Usually in a national or state park it could be in mountains, in a wilderness, beside a river, lake or ocean. It meant all our gear had to be in good shape and set aside where it could be easily gathered up for the trip. Meals would be planned as we cooked over outdoor fires and the right kind of clothing had to be within reach.

Even the kind of shoes we would want to have on our feet could vary. Boots were a must for the mountains but not at all necessary on a beach. Were we heading out to fish, canoe, walk trails, ski, bike, hunt or whatever? Along the way we would stop in some city to see some of its special places, or visit family or friends? And, of course there would be places and times when different ones of the family would hope to do something no one else was interested in. All in all many hours were involved in planning each year’s ‘time off’. But here in Boyne City vacations have different meanings. Oh, many of us do all of the above, yet at the same time every time we open a door to walk out of our home we are in a vacationland. Here at our fingertips are all the gadgets one might need to get out of doors and spend a few hours of enjoyment without having to go through the rigmarole necessary for a planned two week vacation. Where else can you take off for a few hours on any Friday night and enjoy strolling the streets, completely relaxed and entertained by the various musical singles and groups which grace our Lake and Water streets? Listening to wonderful music, smiling greetings to those you know and don’t, stopping in one of our fine restaurants for a delicious meal – what can be more relaxing and enjoyable. You can even dance. Or you can stop in one of our great ‘get a sandwich and a

drink’ to go, climb back into your car and drive into our unbelievably beautiful lakeside park to sit and enjoy the view as you relax over your goodies. There are the Tuesday night sailboat races to enjoy from a park bench as well as the many fishermen who are constantly setting out to fish or returning with their trout or pickerel dinner. And there is the fun of watching young children being scooted through the lake’s waves from the east to the west, north to south in inner tubes being pulled by a devoted parent. Thanks to down town shops there are rentals of all kinds of equipment not only for the visiting vacationer but for each of us who does not own our own. Having lived 65 years with a man who spent his early years in a canoe on the Maumee River canoes became my favorite water ‘vehicle’ but I have to admit kayaks look like a lot of fun. And then there are our golf courses just beyond or city edges and swimming beaches at the state and county parks. I’m not certain but I suspect another beautiful beach will be ours to enjoy at the new Seagull Park. And for those who really want to hit the ultimate of vacation activity there is the balloon we can board down o the water front. No, unlike most of the millions of children and grownups within our country those of us who call Boyne City home, whether winter or summer live right in the midst of the vacation world. What are you going to enjoy next – sorry you’ll have to wait for winter to ski or skate.

zingerman’s convert #1 Elnian Gilbert, a trainer for the popular Zingerman’s deli, visited Boyne City to teach business owners from throughout the area how to build a culture of great service. chris faulknor Let me begin by ‘two cents’ giving kudos to everyone who was a part of bringing her here, especially our local Chamber of Commerce. It’s also only fair to mention that the threeworkshop stint came through the cooperation of several chambers of commerce, the National Cherry Festival, and maybe a pinch or two of luck. Regardless, I walked into the room and got my cup of coffee knowing deep in my heart that it was going to be “another” seminar. You know the type. You know, the ones where you walk in, eat cheap donuts and drink coffee while a trainer reads off of a Powerpoint presentation. When it’s done, you get your certificate and the bullet point for your resume, and you just have to remember not to mention how boring the course really was. Well, there was no Powerpoint and no certificate at the end, but I was certainly wrong about it being boring. There were no non-enthusiastic forced roleplays, no human knot icebreakers, and the coffee was even fresh. Oh, and the trainer was phenomenal, did I

mention that? Elnian didn’t need slides, just a seven-sheet packet we all got. And as she got up and explained her view and the view of her company, light bulbs started flashing on in my head. I learned that when certain business owners I talk to are just a pleasure to be around, it isn’t just a coincidence, they really are doing something special. I thought of those people that I look forward to making sales calls to, and even purposely call them when I’m having a bad day. And as she presented her carefully selected material and shared her stories, I realized that I want to be that guy. I want to be the one the other business owners call when they’re having a bad day, because just conversing with me brightens up their world. Don’t believe me? Call Chris Fair, Marty Moody, Cindi Malin, or any of a dozen business owners in our town that are just happy and fun and see how you feel when you’re done. I also had the importance of customer service driven home, and learned that it’s not an action or a set of words, it’s an attitude. Customer service isn’t a matter of making sure you’re polite on the phone, because if you have the right mind-set to begin with, you’ll never need to specifically be polite, it’ll just happen. And so, with that, my attitude changed, and I started working harder to make this happen and make the dream of being that happy businessperson a reality. Thank you to Elnian and everyone who took part in making this opportunity a reality, you made the right call.

Gaye Amick discusses part two of switching gears with your canine Don't Encourage Predatory Behavior- Dogs get hurt chasing cats, wild animals, insects and other critters. They also hurt the critters, and they hurt the humans trying to hold onto their leashes. gaye amick When you spot bow wow corner something your dog might want to chase, bring the dog's attention to yourself and to interesting things to do with you. Soon your dog will automatically look to you at sight of something other dogs would

chase. Never Chase Your Dog - Chasing dogs teaches them to run from humans, either in play or to avoid punishment. Too many dogs have lost their lives being hit by cars because of having been accidentally taught this behavior. Play games that bring the dog to you. Don't Corner the Dog - One situation in which people tend to corner dogs is to get something back that the dog has swiped. Teach the dog to bring it to you instead. If you must get something from the dog before you've established this training, be gentle and reward the dog for giving you the item, even if you've just had to gently remove it from the dog's mouth. This scenario is a really good reason to do grooming and handling practice on handling the dog's mouth EVERY day, starting the day you bring your new

dog home. Redirect Instinctive Behaviors Instead of Trying to Squash Them - Some behaviors are hard wired. Try telling a mother not to protect her child and see how far you'll get! Much of the instinctive behavior in our dogs is a mystery to the average human, so you're probably best off to figure it's pretty much all instinct. When the dog wants to do something you don't want, find a compromise. Figure out what behavior would satisfy the dog, teach the dog to do that behavior, and consistently redirect the dog into the compromise behavior whenever the temptation arises to do the behavior you do not want. Spend some time thinking about what you would like your dog to do instead of the behavior you don't like. It's a great way to learn to live together. Pulling on Leash - Humans have a natural ten-

dency to keep the leash taut, transmitting tension to the dog's body. This causes the dog to pull against the tension for balance and to rely on the tension for feedback, rather than paying attention to you. Eliminate the lead tension and improve communication with your dog. Going Berserk When Putting On The Leash - Excitement creates excitement. Hit your personal pause button and wait for the dog to settle down. When you start to move again, be prepared for the dog to get excited again. Freeze then walk away. Repetition teaches. Learning to get ready for outings calmly is important, because dogs can hurt themselves and their humans with crazy door bolting antics. Teach your dog to sit before you put on the leash and that you are willing to wait as long as it takes for him to be seated and suit up to go outside with you!

Stealing Your Stuff -Teach your dog to retrieve! Then every time the dog swipes something becomes a chance to practice the new found retrieve skills I mentioned above. This is a dog with great potential as a helper around the house. Wild In The Car - For safety's sake, all dogs really should be restrained or crated when riding in cars. Okay, most of people don't do this with their dogs. But until the dog behaves calmly in the car do it. Later you can instruct your dog to Sit or Down in the back seat of your car. Teaching your playful, high energy and high spirted dog to "shift gears" when necessary is essential for creating harmony within your home. Gaye Amick is a professional dog trainer. She owns Northern Sky Obedience Academy of Charlevoix. Contact her by calling 237-9510.


the law fL

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Boyne city police dept.

weekly incident report

Monday, May 26 12:05am Juvenile complaint in the 200 block of N East St 12:20am Assisted Sheriff Dept with Domestic Dispute on M-75 N. Subject was arrested for OWI 3rd, Possession of Marijuana, DWLS 2nd, and open intoxicants. 1:57am Assisted Sheriff Dept and MSP with large MIP party in Hudson Twp 10:15am Civil complaint from the 1200 block of Lakeshore Dr 11:30am Vehicle unlock in the 400 block of N Lake St

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12:34pm Vehicle unlock in the 800 block of Lower Lake St 3:27pm Assist EMS in the 300 block of E Division St 4:56pm Vehicle unlock in the 300 block of E Division St Tuesday, May 27 6:14am Citation issued for speed at Lake and Vogel 8:30am Lodged stray dog at the shelter 9:50am Report of lost Florida driver’s license 10:56am Assist citizen in the 500 block of N Lake St 11:05am Report of lost cane 12:10pm Found key fob and single automobile key 5:42pm Report of dog running at large in the 1000 block of Pleasant 7:37pm Vehicle unlock at the Tball fields 7:46pm Vehicle unlock in the 1400 block of Boyne Av 8:02pm Report of ice cream truck selling at the little league field Wednesday, May 28 7:00am Citation issued for no security on Lakeshore Dr 10:22am Assist EMS in the 800 block of S Park St 10:35am Larceny from vehicle in the 200 block of S Lake St 10:43am Report of lost cell phone 11:49am Found cell phone turned in. Not a match to the one above. 1:42pm Assist Fire Dept with gas main break at Lake and Michigan 2:40pm Neighbor dispute reported in the area of Franklin and Lewis 3:40pm Assist EMS in the 100 block of N East St 3:19pm NSF check from the 400 block of N Lake St 4:57pm Disturbance in the 400

block of Harris St 5:26pm Barking dog in the 400 block of McKinley 5:45pm Civil dispute in the 100 block of E Water St 9:22pm Assist Sheriff Dept on Anderson Rd 10:41pm Report of intoxicated subject on State St

5:00pm Juvenile complaint in the 1400 block of Pleasant 8:55pm Dog running at large at Avalanche Mountain. Owner showed up. 10:14pm Parking complaint near Old City Park

Thursday, May 29 6:58am Citation issued for expired registration 9:50am Civil dispute in the 700 block of S Park St 10:41am Larceny reported in the 1100 block of Boyne Av 11:50am Juvenile complaint from Brockway St 12:34pm Juvenile complaint from the 1000 block of Boyne Av 2:22pm Assist citizen in the 400 block of State St 2:51pm Stalking complaint received from the Industrial Park 4:08pm Private property damage accident in the 400 block of N Lake St 6:32pm Vehicle unlock near park and State St 7:33pm Alarm in the 400 block of State St 10:13pm Disturbance in the 700 block of Wenonah. Subject arrested for Domestic Violence 10:59pm Disturbance reported in the 300 block of E Division St. Assisted by Sheriff Dept

Saturday, May 31 12:01am Assisted Sheriff Dept with domestic on Fall Park Rd 4:23am Suspicious vehicle in the 1100 block of Boyne Av 8:08am Panic alarm in the 300 block of N Lake St 8:25am civil complaint at the Police Dept 8:43are MDOP to mailbox with “Works Bombs” on W Michigan 1:15pm Found computer dropped off at PD 1:55pm Report of possible OWI at Rotary Park 5:44pm Arrested subject for CSC 8:15pm Lockout in the 100 block of N East St 9:10pm Lodged stray dog at the shelter 9:59pm Hit and run property damage accident in the 300 block of E Division St 11:17pm Citation issued or no proof of insurance at Lakeshore and Marshall 11:53pm Report of intoxicated subject on bicycle. Crashed at Boyne Av and Pearl. Transported by EMS

Friday, May 30 12:45am Assisted Sheriff Dept on Nelson Dr 3:56am Assist Fire Dept in the 1200 block of Boyne Av 7:36am Gasoline drive off from the 1300 block of Boyne Av 9:10pm MDOP to lawn in the 500 block of N Lake St 12:18pm Suspicious situation near the river mouth 1:50pm Civil standby in the 300 block of E Division St

Sunday, June 1 1:34am Located intoxicated juvenile at State and Park. 2:03am Fireworks complaint on Adams St 7:31am Citation issued for no proof of insurance at Lake and River Streets 10:18am Report of 2 dogs running at large near Lake and W Michigan 2:25pm Assist Sheriff Dept with subject passed out in the woods

Beware scammers posing as energy company A Great Lakes Energy Cooperative member was recently contacted by phone by a person posing to be with Great Lakes Energy. The caller threatened to shut off the member’s electric service if the account was not paid within 45 minutes. The GLE member wisely hung up and called his electric cooperative this morning to report the incident.

The member received confirmation from Great Lakes Energy that the call requesting payment was a scam. The caller had an accent and identified himself as being part of the “Great Lakes Energy Disconnect Department.” Any GLE member who receives a call from someone claiming to be from Great Lakes Energy and feels pressured for immediate

payment or personal information is advised to hang up the phone and call their electric cooperative. Great Lakes Energy members can call (888) 485-2537 and speak to any GLE rep. Co-op members, or any consumer, should never give out personal information, including financial account numbers or social security numbers, over the phone or internet to someone they do not know.

2:47pm Disturbance in the 300 block of Silver St 3:30pm Report of skateboarder in the road on Park St near Court using obscene gestures on passing motorists 3:37pm Driving complaint on E Water St 3:56pm Previous vehicle speeding through downtown again 5:08pm Custody dispute in the 1100 block of Boyne Av 6:00pm Report of possible bond violation in the 100 block of S Lake St. 8:45pm Assist Sheriff Dept with search warrant on M-75N 10:52pm Citation issued for no proof of insurance

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space where the entrances are currently—will be $1,000. Harbor Fence, the company proposing to do the work, said the project could take place in approximately six weeks. The funds will come from donations to the cemetery fund, which is currently at $10,308. Boyne City Commissioner Delbert “Gene” Towne said he looked at the entrances in question and feels it will enhance the look of the cemetery and will not cause anyone any hardship as far as entering the cemetery. “I, too, think it will support the aesthetics and the flow,” said Boyne City Commissioner Derek Gaylord. Boyne City Commissioners Laura Sansom said closing off a couple of the entrances will help reduce traffic through the cemetery. The measure was unanimously approved.

The Melrose Township Board of Trustees listens to public comments during a meeting to discuss the latest proposed agreement between the township and Walloon Lake Water System owner Dennis Hass. The township is planning to move forward with finalizing an agreement to purchase the system for $1,379,000.

system before it is paid off. “We have been advised not to make any improvements, unless necessary, until we own it,” said Goodwin. Goodwin said finalization of the proposed agreement should take no more than two weeks. One audience member asked what rights Hass will retain. “We have total operational control,” said Goodwin. “Only if we mess up, if for whatever reason we don’t make a payment on time. As long as we make our payments and maintain it comes to us, but we’d have to do that anyway.” At the end of the meeting Goodwin asked if anyone in the audience opposed the purchase, none spoke, commissioners confirmed there would be a meeting to sign the agreement.

“We had so far, besides fundraisers—outright donations—six over $1,000 donations, and we have 29 people that have given us $100 cash or more,” White said. “We have a number of volunteers who have done all the work so far, so we haven’t had to pay for contractors.” The Community Center will be used not as a teen center, according to White, rather a place for all groups and events to have a place to meet. “A spokesperson at Lions meeting said the conference room of the li-

“We’re buying components to update the building before we open it,” said White. “We don’t want to open the building as-is because it is not accessible to everybody.” According to White, the community center could open as early as fall. “When it’s all done we hope it’ll be used by lots of different people,” he said. “We’re hoping to get a lot of the work done this summer so it could (open) this fall if everything goes well and we continue to get more money.”


From pg. 1 tions and fundraisers as possible throughout the summer to pay for reconstruction to the building. According to Jim White, president of the Boyne Area Community Center, all funding previously received for revamping the building, had come from donations and fundraisers.

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From pg. 1 was passed or a majority of electors voted against it,” they stated in the memo. “Boyne City adopted such an ordinance in June of 1973, the month prior to the deadline set forth in the (1968) statute.” According to the memo, in the same June 1973 meeting that Boyne City Commissioners passed the ordinance rejecting fluoride usage, they also voted unanimously to let the voters of Boyne City decide the matter at the Nov. 6, 1973 election. “Given the language of the … ordinance, putting the question of fluoridation to the voters constituted a referendum,” Murray and Stowers stated

brary was rented out 500 times in one year,” White said. “A lot of times they turn people away. So we’re going to have a building that will be able to accommodate nice size groups and events.” Plans for reconstruction of the building—built in 1954—are to make it handicap accessible by installing two handicap accessible bathrooms on each floor of the building, and a lift. “We’re using all the money for the building to make it handicap acces-

in the memo. “This manner of a referendum was permissible under Section 7.23 of the City Charter of 1960, which provides that ‘any ordinance may be adopted, amended or repealed at any time by appropriate referendum or initiatory procedure in accordance with provisions of this chapter or if submitted to the electorate by the commission on its own motion.’” The memo continued, “The question was presented to the electorate as: ‘Shall the City of Boyne City fluoridate the city’s water supply system as provided for in Act 346 of Public Acts of the State of Michigan for 1968?’ The electorate voted 295 to 148 in favor of fluoridation, resulting in the repeal of Ordinance A-47 and the implementation of the state mandate to fluoridate the city’s water supply.” According to the memo, a new Public Health Code was adopted in 1978

sible,” said White. “(We’re adding) brand new bathrooms, two new bathrooms on each floor. All four bathrooms will be handicap accessible. In the back of the building we’re putting in an electric chair lift to accommodate anyone who can’t use stairs.” The money from the fundraiser will go toward reconstruction of the building. White said they will only work on the building as they have the money to do so.

which repealed the state’s fluoride act. “The new statutory provision concerning fluoridation of water supplies made the addition of fluoride optional, rather than mandatory,” they stated in the memo, adding that there are no provisions in the city’s charter which prohibits the city commission’s undoing of a referendum. Boyne City Mayor Ron Grunch said the opinion seemed clear and that he was OK with it. This matter arose when the commission voted, on May 13, 3-2 to stop the city’s practice of adding fluoride to the municipal water system. Following several public comments and questions regarding the legality of vote, the commission—on May 27—directed its legal counsel to investigate the matter. No further action was taken by the commission.

Jervis B Webb tax abatement approved

The Boyne City Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday June 10 to support a tax break for the Jervis B Webb Company. The industrial conveyor system maker sought the 12year tax abatement citing a hope to remain competitive and retain 37 jobs in Boyne City. “I believe it’s another tool to get companies to reinvest in the business,” said Boyne City Commissioner Delbert

“Gene”Towne. Company officials say they will invest $499,500 in new equipment at the company, located at 1254 Boyne Ave. The new powder coat system was installed at the factory on Jan. 6 of this year. Boyne City Commissioner Derek Gaylord also supported the tax abatement. “It’s a small tool to allow them to, instead of spending

that capital in taxation, reinvest it in the company to retain businesses in our area,”he said. Boyne City Commissioners Laura Sansom, Tom Neidhamer and Boyne City Mayor Ron Grunch also supported the abatement. The abatement plan will be reviewed ever two years to help ensure the project continues to meet the city’s criteria.

PU B L I C NOTI C E notice village of boyne falls

ORDINANCES 56, 57 & 58 Village of Boyne Falls 2290 Railroad St. P.O. Box 213 Boyne Falls, MI 49713 Phone (231)-549-2443 Fax (231)-549-2487 Village of Boyne Falls Notice to the electors of the Village of Boyne Falls: Take notice that Village Ordinances 56 & 57 which provides for the appointment of the village clerk and treasurer was adopted pursuant of 1895 PA 3 as amended on June 10, 2014 and will take effect 45 days after the date of adoption unless a petition signed by not less than ten percent of the registered electors of the village is filed with the village clerk within the 45-day period in which case the ordinance will take effect upon the approval of an election held on the question. The Village of Boyne Falls also adopted a consumer fireworks ordinance 58 that will take effect in 20 days from adoption on June 10,

royster sentenced

Jesse Louis Royster, 27, of Oxford, was sentenced to 57 to 180 months in prison following his conviction on all four counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct, Third Degree by a jury on April 24. The sentences will be served concurjesse louis royster rently. Judge Richard M. Pajtas of the 33rd Circuit Court stated that Royster’s crimes were crimes of violence in handing down his sentence. Prior to the sentencing, Pajtas denied two defense post-trial motions seeking to have the verdict thrown out and a new trial ordered. The charges arose from an incident which occurred on December 1, 2012 at the Boyne Mountain Resort. Royster and family and friends were at the Resort hosting a weekend long bachelors party prior to Royster’s upcoming wedding. The victim and a male friend were invited back to Royster’s condominium after the groups met at a local bar. When the victim left a bathroom in the condo, she testified that Royster had turned off the lights and locked the door and attacked her. “She is a victim, but more importantly, she is a survivor,” Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis said of the victim during the sentencing. Pajtas heard that the victim has moved from the area and has suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and panic attacks following the incident.

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2014 Ordinances can be viewed at the Village hall on Mondays between 7-8 pm. Debra Taylor Village clerk


SYNOPSIS June 11, 2014 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met June 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Peaine township Hall, Beaver Island. Commissioner Lasater was excused. Motion approved the agenda as presented. Motion approved the consent agenda as presented. Motion approved Resolution #14025, Memorandum of Understanding and authorized the Charlevoix county Commission on Aging Director to sign said agreement. Motion adjourned the meeting at 2:45 p.m. Complete copies of Board minutes can be found on the County website, Cheryl Potter Browe, County Clerk


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June 18, 2014 • Boyne City Gazette • Page 5

2013 Water Quality Report for The Boyne City Water System

This report covers the drinking water quality for Boyne City Water System for the calendar year 2013. This information is a snapshot of the quality of the water that we provided to you in 2013. Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards. Your water comes from five groundwater wells, two located on Division Street and three on Addis Street. The State performed an assessment of our source water in 2003. The susceptibility rating is on a six-tiered scale from “very-low” to “high”, based primarily on geologic sensitivity, water chemistry, and contaminant sources. The susceptibility of our Division Street source is rated high. The susceptibility of our Addis Street source is rated moderate. We are making efforts to protect our water sources. The City has completed a Well Field Delineation and developed a Wellhead Protection Program. A copy of the full report and Wellhead Protection Program can be obtained at City Hall at 319 North Lake St, Boyne City. • Contaminants and their presence in water: Drinking Water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). • Vulnerability of sub-popula-

tions: Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune systems disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800426-4791). • Sources of drinking water: The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. Our water comes from wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturallyoccurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Monitoring and Reporting Requirements: The State and EPA require us to test our water on a regular basis to ensure its safety. We met all the monitoring and reporting requirements for 2013. We will update

Contaminants that may be present in source water include: * Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife. * Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be

Water Quality Data The table below lists all the drinking water contaminants that we detected during the 2013 calendar year. The presence of these contaminants in the water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. Unless otherwise noted, the data presented in this table is from testing done January 1 – December 31, 2013. The State allows us to monitor for certain contaminants less

than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. All of the data is representative of the water quality, but some are more than one year old. Terms and abbreviations used below: • Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. • Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. • Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL): The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. • Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. • N/A: Not applicable ND: not detectable at testing limit ppb: parts per billion or micrograms per liter ppm: parts per million or milligrams per liter pCi/l: picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity). • Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.

this report annually and will keep you informed of any problems that may occur throughout the year, as they happen. Copies are available at City Hall at 319 North Lake Street. This report will not be sent

to you. For more information about safe drinking water, visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at For more information about your water, or the contents of

this report, contact: Boyne City Water Department Phone: (231) 582-6656 Attn: Dan Meads 319 N. Lake St. Boyne City, MI 49712

naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming. * Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture and residential uses. * Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. * Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which provide the same protection for public health.


NOTICE OF LAST DAY OF REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS OF THE FOLLOWING CITY/TOWNSHIP CHARLEVOIX COUNTY, MICHIGAN All electors are hereby given notice that a Primary will be held in the following City/Township on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Electors who wish to vote in the primary must be registered to vote no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014. If you are not currently registered to vote or have changed your address in the city or township in which you live you may do so at the following locations listed in this notice. In Person: At the city or township clerk’s office where your residence is located or at the office of the Charlevoix County Clerk during normal business hours. At any of the Secretary of State Branch offices located throughout the state during normal business hours. At the specified agency for clients receiving services through the Family Independence Agency, the Department of Community Health, Michigan Jobs Commission and some offices of the Commission for the Blind. At the military recruitment offices for persons enlisting in the armed forces. By Mail: By obtaining and completing a Mail Voter Registration Application and forwarding to the election official as directed on the application by the close of registration deadline. Mail voter registration applications may be obtained by contacting any of the following clerks. NOTE: A person who registers to vote by mail is required to vote in person unless they have previously voted in person in the city/township where they live or are at least 60 years of age or are handicapped. Electors who wish to register with the county or city/township clerk are advised to call ahead for the location, days and times. This election is for the purpose of electing officials for the following offices: Governor United States Senator 1st District Representative in Congress 37th District State Senator 105th District State Representative Judge of Circuit Court 33rd Circuit, Non-incumbent County Commissioner – Districts 1 through 6 Township Treasurer (Norwood Township) Township Trustees (St. James Township) Precinct Delegates And to vote on the following proposal (s): (if any) STATE PROPOSAL APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF AMENDATORY ACT TO REDUCE STATE USE TAX AND REPLACE WITH A LOCAL COMMUNITY STABILIZATION SHARE TO MODERNIZE THE TAX SYSTEM TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES GROW AND CREATE JOBS BOYNE VALLEY TOWNSHIP TRANSFER STATION MILLAGE BOYNE VALLEY TOWNSHIP PROPOSAL TO RENEW FIRE/RESCUE MILLAGE EVELINE TOWNSHIP PROPOSAL TO RENEW ROAD MILLAGE MARION TOWNSHIP ROAD MILLAGE MELROSE TOWNSHIP PROPOSAL TO RENEW FIRE DEPARTMENT OPERATING MILLAGE MELROSE TOWNSHIP PROPOSAL TO RENEW ROAD MILLAGE MELROSE TOWNSHIP PROPOSAL TO RENEW FIRE SINKING FUND MILLAGE NORWOOD TOWNSHIP ROAD MILLAGE PROPOSAL PEAINE TOWNSHIP FIRE PROTECTION MILLAGE RENEWAL PEAINE TOWNSHIP MEDICAL CENTER MILLAGE RENEWAL PEAINE TOWNSHIP OPERATIONAL MILLAGE RENEWAL PEAINE TOWNSHIP TRANSFER STATION MILLAGE RENEWAL WILSON TOWNSHIP PROPOSAL TO RENEW FIRE AND AMBULANCE MILLAGE WILSON TOWNSHIP PROPOSAL TO RENEW ROAD MILLAGE CITY OF CHARLEVOIX PROPOSED

AMENDMENT TO THE CHARLEVOIX CITY CHARTER CITY OF CHARLEVOIX, TOWNSHIP OF HAYES, TOWNSHIP OF CHARLEVOIX RECREATIONAL AUTHORITY JORDAN VALLEY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE AUTHORITY Full text of the ballot proposals may be obtained at the office of the County Clerk or the Township Clerk listed below. James Vanek, Clerk Bay Township 4480 Walloon Ct. Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-6309 Lynn M. Sparks, Clerk Boyne Valley Township 05970 US 131 South Boyne Falls, MI 49713 231-549-3436 Myron Matz, Clerk Chandler Township 06912 Matz Rd Boyne Falls, MI 49713 231-549-2596 Carol Martin, Clerk Charlevoix Township 12491 Waller Road Charlevoix, MI 49720 231-547-4390 Josette A. Lory, Clerk Evangeline Township 01861 Wildwood Harbor Rd. Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-7539 Michelle Johnson, Clerk Eveline Township 11550 Sequanota Heights Charlevoix, MI 49720 231-330-4918 Marlene Golovich, Clerk Hayes Township 09195 Old 31 N Charlevoix, MI 49720 231-547-6961 Frank D. Wasylewski Hudson Township 08755 Huffman Lake Rd Elmira, MI 49730 231-549-3019 Timothy Matchett, Clerk Marion Township 01362 Matchett Rd Charlevoix, MI 49720 231-547-2154 Robin Hissong Berry, Clerk Melrose Township 01690 Old State Road Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-3356 Dana J. Pajtas, Clerk Norwood Township 19759 Lake Street Charlevoix, MI 49720 231-547-4767 Colleen Martin, Clerk Peaine Township 28065 Barneys Lake Rd Beaver Island, MI 49782 231-448-2397 Jean Wierenga, Clerk St. James Township 38500 Beaver Island Dr Beaver Island, MI 49782 231-448-2915 Kimberly Olstrom, Clerk South Arm Township 00256 S. Peninsula Rd East Jordan, MI 49727 231-536-3290 Marilyn Beebe, Clerk Wilson Township 1701 Fall Park Rd Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-0481 Cindy Grice, Clerk/Treasurer City of Boyne City 319 N. Lake St Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-6597 Joyce Gosling, Clerk City of Charlevoix 210 State Street Charlevoix, MI 49720 231-547-3250 Cheltzi Wilson, Clerk City of East Jordan 201 Main St, East Jordan, MI 49727 231-536-3381 Cheryl Potter Browe, County Clerk 203 Antrim Street Charlevoix, MI 49720 231-547-7200

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Weekly Horoscope by

ARIES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to use your wit & wisdom to help make others feel comfortable with new ideas. Invite others to join you while you step into a new realm of learning. Stress your independence, creativity and style. Your personality will be bubbling. Take on the leadership role & make sure you listen your own words. Relax and make yourself feel at home. Be aware of the limits to which a business relationship can be stretched. Be open to new experiences, and remember to say thank you. By week’s end you’ll have an extra burst of energy. You’re eager to ask questions and not afraid of the answers. You’ll be the life of the party. Lucky Numbers: 7, 14, 22, 23, 24, 35 TAURUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to share your creative ideas. Everyone will be fascinated with your conversations. Your showmanship & flair may be questioned by those in authority. Exhibit the benefits of the new venture. Peers may try to question your motives, respond with positive financial data. Collect & study the facts,you may be tested to remember, later. Don’t be too ready to accuse someone without knowing the facts,but you probably shouldn’t trust everything you hear. If you are selling something, you are likely to close the deals and get top dollar. People are your life blood,as well as a source of your wonder. Lucky Numbers: 3, 12, 27, 36, 47, 49 GEMINI - This week’s scenario is highlighted by opportunities for travel, romance & communications. Whether it be for business or for pleasure,take advantage of the situation before you. Set the standards,keep the flow positive & don’t try to preach your morals to others. Keep your private life private and your social life social. Your excess energy might put you in danger of saying or doing something inappropriate. Others may not be in a mood to have their limitations challenged. Romance your opponent until they are firmly in your camp. The closer you get to someone, the less your differences matter. Allow room for variation. Mutual literary interest could bond a relationship. Take the lead & enjoy a fulfilling end to a great week. Lucky Numbers: 1, 9, 12, 23, 30, 40 CANCER - This week’s scenario is highlighted by possible fraud or deceit. You’ll be able to achieve your immediate goals if you learn to listen closely to others. Verify your information and obtain written reference material. There’s no reason to take everything quite so personally. Don’t jump to any conclusions right away, allow some time to soften your overall view of things. You’ll need the time to digest your thoughts & emotions. Patience will be required in order to understand others perspective. Another Leo native figures prominently. Reconnect with what excites you and rejoin the life that’s going on outside your door. By week’s end, you should make time to enjoy some peace & quiet at home. Lucky Numbers: 9, 10, 20, 29, 46, 47 LEO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by time, schedules and your ability to have discipline in your life. This is the way to achieve your immediate goals. Talk to a trusted friend about their

experiences. If possible, try to get an extension on your deadline. Hasty actions could be worse for you than not acting at all. If you have more time, try to devote it to getting it right. Someone close to you will disappoint you. There’s no point in pretending to be objective,but at least you can be fair with your feelings. Partners in an intense friendship have many ways to communicate. Once you’re able to express your pent up feelings, you’ll be able to forgive then move on. Get out and find new projects that interest you. Seize every opportunity that comes your way. Lucky Numbers: 11, 16, 20, 37, 41, 43 VIRGO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to put things into a better perspective. Accent is on using your personality to open new doors of opportunity. Your cycle is high. You need to be cautious about who you trust with your personal & financial matters. Time is on your side,so don’t rush any big decisions. Remember that a relationship is as much about friendship as it is about obligation. If you and your partner aren’t having fun, it’s time to ask why. If the two of you were too much alike, there’d be no spark. Use your imagination & you’ll come up the winner. Lucky Numbers: 17, 21, 28, 29, 43, 44 LIBRA - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to accept others misgivings honestly. The attention you receive will be encouraging rather than distracting. Your judgements could play a big role in their lives. A high level of confidence will announce to others that you’re ready to get down to business. Communicate your intentions clearly from the very beginning. The secret to your success will lie in finding a compatible partner to bounce off of. If you continue to argue on every point,then you may need to look elsewhere. You need to know when you’re wrong and when to admit it. Accepting a defeat or a setback with grace will make a bad moment much shorter. You may never want this to happen again, but if it does, you’ll be better prepared to handle it. Lucky Numbers: 12, 17, 29, 36, 38, 39 SCORPIO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to transform information and data into a valuable opportunity. Take the time you need to streamline procedures and improve techniques. Once you do,you’ll be able to reap rewards beyond your expectations. Gather together with others who share your passion and want to succeed. Your ability to encourage them will pay off in many ways. Their gratitude will be overwhelming and surprising. Family members will try to bring you into their web. Be careful with whom you share personal secrets, as the consequences of your actions could tarnish your reputation. Lucky Numbers: 4, 14, 26, 29, 33, 35 SAGITTARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by new beginnings and a re-connection to the past. You could ruin your chances by using your most effective ammunition too early in the week. Rude or impulsive behavior is not easily excused. Regrets have a way of softening the hard edges. An old wound may be slow to heal. No one ever said it was going to be easy, but you know it’ll be worth it. Open your eyes to the reality that exists not what you perceive through

your rose colored glasses. Look deeper and you will be able to make needed changes. Family affairs will work out if you look at the situation through others eyes. Investigate all promising secondhand information for yourself. By week’s end,you should be able to enjoy simple pleasures and conversation with family and friends. Lucky Numbers: 10, 16, 20, 22, 26, 40 CAPRICORN - This week’s scenario is highlighted by changes in your career objectives. Your skills are a valuable asset to any team on which you’re a player. Hold off on making your report final until you have listened to others concerns. There will also be changes in your domestic affairs. A chance meeting will be the start of a fresh new relationship. Spend some quality time & realize how special you feel. Your entire outlook will be transformed. Gatherings may be heated, refuse to take sides in family disagreements. It’ll only cause you to make bad feelings. Don’t allow negative comments you hear to discourage your progress. Watch for opportunities that could soon become available to you. Take a moment to study the situation from all angles. Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 15, 20, 46, 48 AQUARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to connect with a new network of learning. Once you do, you’ll feel more confident in who you are. Volunteer work looks good on your resume, which can not only help others, but yourself, as well. By removing money from the equation,you allow yourself new avenues of exploration and expression. New friends can lead you to new avenues of social & professional exposure. Be yourself & you’ll be accepted & loved by all. Encourage others to pursue their talents. Community spirit might be upstaged by individuals who lacks rational. Listen to them, but don’t put too much stock into their sad story. Push the positive flow that will keep you and your ideas floating. Lucky Numbers: 25, 27, 28, 29, 45, 47 PISCES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to gain valuable information. You are a survivor. Try looking up in reference books or on the internet. Remind others of how inventive you can be when you have to be. Enjoy the learning and bring the light to those who share your ideas. Check security issues and viable solutions will come to you. Everything will seem to be going in the opposite direction from what you had anticipated. Instead of letting it get to you, look on the bright side and be dazzled by what you see. Quick thinking could save everything. Strategy will take over once you can no longer accept the way things are. It’s possible to make changes without causing damage. Lucky Numbers: 5, 19, 25, 27, 40, 45

ALL PUZZLE SOLUTIONS ON PAGE 14 The Boyne City Gazette Crossword Puzzle is brought to you by the Boyne City Fraternal Order of Eagles located at 106 River St. in Boyne City. Call (231) 582-6904 to learn how you can become a member.


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Boyne Falls board of ed. names school leader

cynthia pineda

B o y n e Falls Public Schools has unanimously selected Cynthia Pineda of Gaylord as its new

Superintendent/K-12 Principal, pending contract negotiations. Pineda has served the past six years as Principal of St. Mary Cathedral School, a PreK-12 grade school of more than 300 students in Gaylord. Pineda impressed the Board of Education with her leadership skills, her ease of communicating with the board and audience members present, and her innovative ideas of ways to immerse herself with students, staff and the community. Seven candidates were selected for interviews by the board from a pool of 33 applicants. Facilitated by staff from the Charlevoix-

Emmet ISD, the interviews were conducted over a series of evening meetings open to the public over the past week. “The board was quite impressed by the caliber of candidates who applied and we had a very healthy discussion to narrow the field to seven,” said Board of Education President Bill Cousineau. “And then to take it from seven to selecting Cynthia was difficult, too, but we unanimously felt we have the right person to lead our district. She ‘wowed’ us with her skills and we know she will be the right fit for us,” he said. Pineda describes herself as a student-focused educational leader possessing a strong commitment to the development of students and staff while providing a stimulating, safe, and motivating learning environment. Some of her strengths include teaching mentoring and development, curriculum development and improvements, leadership and team building, school security and

safety, and an open door communication policy. The board stated these traits line up well with the attributes staff and community members noted during forums to collect their opinions. She holds a Master’s in Education Degree-Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a Teaching Certificate from Colorado State University. Prior to joining St. Mary Cathedral School, she taught at St. Francis High School in Traverse City, and Webber Junior High School in Fort Collins, Colo. She and her husband have a young daughter. The board offered Pineda the position pending successful contract negotiations and a background check. Her start date is also being negotiated. Current Superintendent/Administrator Karen Sherwood is leaving the position beginning July 1 to become Superintendent of Kalkaska Public Schools.

Customer service

photos by chris faulknor

The Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the renowned Zingerman’s customer service training seminar on Wednesday June 11 at the Boyne City Public Schools Early Education Building. The room was packed with many dozens of business owners and employees eager to learn the secrets of this successful Ann Arbor deli.

united way grants funds to local agencies Twenty local health and human service agencies will receive community investment grants from the 2013-2014 Char-Em United Way Campaign, and an additional thirteen have received designated donations, United Way officials announced. “We are excited to have the ability to award funding to 25 different programs this year. At their May board meeting, the Board of Directors were pleased to award $192,350 in community investments and an additional $9,772 in designated gifts to local agencies,” said Lorraine Manary, United Way Executive

Director. “By providing this funding, we helped over 1,100 individual and business donors partner with these agencies fulfill a need that no-one else does in this community.” United Way Partner Agencies which will receive allocations are: Bergmann Center; Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Boyne City Pre-School; Camp Daggett; Catholic Human Services; Challenge Mountain, Spirit Day Camp; Char-Em Financial Literacy Collaborative; Early Learners; Exceptional Riders; Habitat for Humanity; Health Department for Child Behav-

ioral Health and Oral Health; Hospice of NW Michigan; Manna Food Project; North Country Kids; Northern Community Mediation; Salvation Army; Women’s Resource Center; and the YMCA. Most of the partner agencies also received donations specifically designated to them by individual donors. In addition, the following agencies also received designated gifts from the United Way Campaign: CharEm ISD; BASES; Boyne Area Free Clinic; Brother Dan’s Food Pantry; Camp McSauba; Habitat for Humanity-Antrim; Harbor

Hall; McLaren Northern Michigan; Montessori Children’s House; Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan; Third Day Food Pantry; and Trailing For Triumph “We are now beginning planning for the 2014/2015 Campaign and expect it will be even more successful in engaging the community in making investments that meet critical human needs.”

Char-Em United Way conducts worksite and other fundraising campaigns to raise funds to support many local health and human service agencies. If you are interesting in helping with the upcoming Campaign, would like a presentation to your business or organization, or would like to help Char-Em United Way as a donor or volunteer, contact Manary at 231-487-1006 or info@

Summer constellations and Milky Way at viewing prime

bryan shumaker NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Look Up! What’s in the night sky?

Hello everyone! Hopefully you have been outside in the last few weeks to appreciate the more frequent clear night skies. Summer is a great time to observe, as it’s much easier to be outside for an extended period when

the weather is balmy. The summer constellations and the Milky Way are at their prime for easiest viewing, being almost overhead at some time during the night. Your clearest and best views of night sky objects is always when the object is almost overhead— less atmosphere to look through. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on June 18, 1983. On June 22, 1675, the Royal Greenwich Observatory in England was founded. Universal time is based on this site, and the time numbering sequence starts here,

photo by Bryan shumaker

Bryan Shumaker took this picture of M 20, the Trifid Nebula, in Boyne last week. at 00:00:00. We are 4 hours behind during daylight savings time, by the way, so midnight universal time is actually 8 PM here. Also on this date in 1978, Charon, one of the moons of Pluto and the largest proportional to the size of its planet, was first discovered (astronomers have since found at least three more!) The Moon is Last Quarter on June 19.

If you go out and look at the Milky Way on a dark clear night, notice that one end seems to arise out of Sagittarius, in the southern sky. Sagittarius looks just like an old fashioned teapot, and the Milky Way seems to emanate from the “spout”, looking very much like steam. If you view the Milky Way with binoculars, you will see knots of condensed “steam”,


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which are different star clusters and nebulas. Many of these are spectacularly beautiful in photos, but are certainly lovely to observe visually. You do need to realize that the lovely color you see in photographs of these regions are not naked eye visible; a misty patch or knot of stars is what is actually visible when looking through a telescope or binoculars. Although given designations such as M 11 or M 17, they often have other names, such as the Wild Duck Cluster (because they look like a “V” formation of ducks in flight) or the Omega or Swan Nebula. Some are reflection nebula, which means they are lit up by bright stars close by and the light is reflected off enormous clouds of gas and dust. Others are emission nebula, which means they glow much like a neon bulb does. This is because high energy parti-

cles or solar wind from hot, young massive stars slam into the gas and cause it to fluoresce. Some are even a combination of the two, like the Trifid Nebula. Use your planisphere or star chart app to help locate these areas, and spend some time viewing them. The more you look at them, the greater the detail will become apparent. By the way, the center of our galaxy is in the area of Sagittarius. My suggestion is that you go out on a clear, dark night with a lounge chair, a blanket, insect repellant, and a pair of binoculars. Scan the Milky Way from one end to the other. You will be delighted and in awe of the visual wonders you can see! The NOMAC meeting (www. is Thursday, June 26 at 8:30PM at Raven Hill Discovery Center. As always, we will observe if conditions allow and as soon as it gets dark. Hope to see you there, and keep looking up!

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Northwest Academy: new principal, new educational offerings

Northwest Academy of Charlevoix has a new principal. The Northwest Academy Board of Education voted unanimously on Wednesday June 11 to name longtime teacher phoebe gohs Phoebe Gohs school leader. Board member Claire Rasmussen was absent. “I am excited for this opportunity to lead Northwest Academy in a new direction that will include a pre-kindergarten through eighthgrade Montessori program and an innovative arts-integrated high school,” said Gohs, who has taught early elementary classes at the school for eight years and has also been both curriculum director and school improvement coordinator. “We went with someone who is known and who we have worked with and appreciated for a number of years,” said Northwest Academy Board of Education President Joe Seidel. “The board made her appointment official at last night's meeting and, immediately following, we had quite a bit of discussion of how we could be doing business in the fall.” He added, “She has, in a very short time, presented a number of very good, positive ideas of how to carry us on into the new school year … and we are looking forward to them coming to fruition.” Seidel said the tuition-free public school academy currently has openings for new students interested in a positive, close-knit environment. According to Gohs, Northwest Academy's new approach to education is a time-tested and sought-after way of combining core content like reading, writing, mathematics and social studies with performing and visual arts. “With the budgetary challenges both traditional and charter public schools are facing, often the arts are the first thing to be cut,”

EJ Music In the Park

The summer series of East Jordan Music in the park kicks off Friday June 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bandshell Memorial park. The first performance will feature the band “Solutions” offering rockand-roll and oldies from the ‘60s to date. The family friendly concert series will run throughout the rest of June until Aug. 15. To make a tax deductable donation send your check made out to City of East Jordan, “Music in the Park” in the memo section. Mail to: “Music in the Park Concert Series” P.O. Box 499 East Jordan, MI 49727 Also, during the month of July, the Jordan Valley Community Band will perform Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM in the Memorial Park Bandshell. In case of rain – these concerts will be held in the East Jordan High School Band Room.

MI Tech grads

Michigan Technological University honored the achievements of nearly 1,000 graduates May 3 at Spring Commencement, including the following students from the local area: Boyne City • Matthew Gasco, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology • Justin Shananaquet, Bachelor of Science in Computer Network and System Administration Charlevoix • Jacob Waterman, Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering Walloon Lake • Brendan Baic, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Gohs said. “At Northwest Academy, we will embrace the arts as a vital aspect of the complete education each student receives.” She added, “We will offer band, choir, drama, arts classes and dance classes, and we will incorporate the arts in our core content lessons.” Gohs also has plans to revamp how the school's online learning offerings are structured. “Instead of using prepackaged curriculum, our teachers are going to use course management software to create online classes,” she said. “The advantage to that will be that we can customize content to fit our students' needs. And, our teachers will be more familiar with the lessons and expectations for each course than they are when they are simply administering a one-sizefits-all course.” Gohs said the new approach will ensure students have the same course expectations whether they

have a complete pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade Montessori program—expected by the 20162017 school year. Unlike a traditional classroom, which focuses on offering education to students based on their chronological age, Montessori programs use multi-age classrooms used to create a more authentic learning environment that include hands-on learning opportunities that teach multiple concepts at once. “Students don't learn subjects in isolation. They learn subjects in concert with one another,” Gohs said. “In a Montessori classroom, all instruction is presented in small groups or individual lessons.” Examples of arts-integrated learning include students performing a play that teaches them about social studies, or writing a research report based on a science experiment they conducted.

‘At Northwest Academy, we will embrace the arts as a vital aspect of the complete education each student receives.’ are working at home online, are blended learners or are full-time, in-building students. To help meet the goal of artsintegrated education, Northwest Academy will be turning its North Building into an arts center with classrooms for dance, band, choir, drama and more. “We're instituting a lot of new programs but ultimately our mission remains the same, and that is to individualize education while maintaining small class sizes,” said Gohs. “If a student needs extra support, we have the time and the staff to provide the scaffolds they need. Conversely, if a student is ready to move ahead in the curriculum, we have the ability to work individually with students to meet their educational needs.” Northwest Academy of Charlevoix plans to implement the pre-kindergarten through third-grade Montessori program in the fall and will continue implementing Montessori into the higher grades until they

In addition to holding a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and a Master of Arts in reading and literacy K-12, Gohs has a Master of Arts in school principalship with an emphasis in charter school administration. She is a highly-qualified elementary teacher, a Certified Reading Specialist K-12, and a certified School Administrator. Gohs is also certified as a Montessori teacher for ages 6 to 9. Gohs, who is married and has two college-age children, has also served as an adjunct professor in Petoskey and Gaylord for Spring Arbor University for five years. She was chosen following a search for a new school leader after former Northwest Academy Administrator Matt Saunders resigned from the position citing health issues back in late winter. Steve Overton has served as interim school leader while the search was conducted. “I would like to thank Steve Overton for his leadership during this

Artists in Action The Charlevoix Public Library is

and Things.” Jeff Rabidoux, a professional photographer based in Glen Arbor, Michigan, (www.lifeonthe45th. com) juried the Exhibition. Mr. Rabidoux will be present at the Grand Opening to discuss the criteria he used to select the winning images and to present the Circle’s Exhibition Awards. Go to and click on the “Photography Club” link for more info.

pleased to announce the summer line up for the Artists in Action series, highlighting local artistic talents. Artists will be in the library main lobby demonstrating their art and answering questions about their craftsmanship from 2–4 p.m. Glenda Conlan will be on hand June 19 showing off her paper marbling techniques. Marbling is an easy to learn technique to make homemade stationery, personalized note cards, and a myriad of other uses for simple paper. Join Candyce Speck on July 17 for a lesson on creating twisted wire jewelry with semiprecious stones. On August 21, John Sheets will round out our summer series with fly tying samplers. The library is located in downtown Charlevoix at 220 W. Clinton St. For further information about this or other library events visit:

cca photo exhibit

The Charlevoix Circle of Arts will host the Grand Opening of its 6th Annual Fine Art Photo Exhibition between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on June 19 at the Circle of Arts Gallery 109 Clinton Street, Charlevoix, Michigan. “We have over 120 stunning images from more than 50 local and visiting artists,” said Mike Schlitt, President of the Charlevoix Photography Club and producer of the exhibition for the Circle of Arts. “Our new Smart Phone/Tablet category is a great success, attracting many new artists to the Exhibition. We are excited to show you how each of these artists interpreted the Exhibition’s theme focused on Michigan’s Places, Spaces, People

interim period,” said Gohs. “He was integral in guiding us through this transition period.”

Call Gohs for more information or a tour of the school at (231) 5479000.

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Doc Fletcher at BDL "Every River Tells a Story" will be presented at

Schedule of Events June 24-29 June 21 Carnival Arm Band Pre-Sale 10 a.m. to noon, while supplies last, in the Community Park off of M-32, in the soccer concession stand JUNE 24 - TUESDAY 7pm Outdoor Movie “Despicable Me” Adult Softball field; rain date Wed. June 25 JUNE 25 - WEDNESDAY 4:30 pm Webcam Ribbon Cutting - at Coldwell Banker Schmidt Office (cake & water served) 5-7pm Old Time Kids Games (Memorial Park) Twister Joe, Northern Michigan’s Favorite Balloon Artist 7-9pm Wii Dance Competition (Memorial Park) Winner gets the Wii - 2nd Place wins a bean bag chair 9:30pm Glow Bowling for Teens (Grades 9-12, Gemini Lanes) Pre-registration recommended & available on the website. JUNE 26 - THURSDAY 9am-1pm Farmer’s Market (Sportsman’s Park) 5pm-10pm Carnival - Schmidt Amusements (Main and Esterly Streets) 6pm Open Play Horseshoes - Offering outdoor seating and service, other games for adults - Open for bowling all weekend, $2 per game. Contact Bill for details 536-2411. Connie’s Karaoke will also be entertaining at 9:30 pm. 8:30-10:30 Live Entertainment AUDIO CIRCUS (Memorial Park) 9pm Special Button Drawing JUNE 27 - FRIDAY Noon-9pm Crafts and Things (Sportsman’s Park) Noon-11pm Carnival (Main and Esterly Streets) 6-9:30pm Friday Night Block Party “Proud To Be an American” (Main St.) Food/Game booths by various non-profits The Michigan Stiltwalker 6pm Youth Parade “Great American Super Heroes” Reg. in Memorial Park at 5:30pm. Start at Marina parking lot, head north up Main St., left on Williams St. Prizes will be awarded on the Northern Logistics Main Stage. 6pm Horseshoe Tournament Doubles-$5 per person, trophies awarded. Offering outdoor seating and service, other games for adults 7pm-9:30 Live Entertainment at the Main St. Stage featuring TOM ZIPP AND THE BULL PEN

JUNE 28 - SATURDAY 9am Jordan Valley Triathlon 10am-2pm Maddie’s Petting Zoo (Murphy Field Area) Blueberry Hill Amusements - Pony Rides Castle Bounce House (Murphy Field Area) Noon-2:30 Grand Parade Line-up check in by The East Jordan Lioness Club at the East Jordan Family Health Center on Bridge St. Noon-9pm Crafts & Things (Sportsman’s Park) Noon-10pm Food Vendors in the Park (Memorial Park) Outdoor seating Noon-11pm Carnival (Main & Esterly Streets) 3pm Grand Parade; Route: West Side of the Bridge to Main, Main to Division, end at Watson Field 4-4:30pm Sault Ste. Marie Pipe Band in Memorial Park Bandshell 4:30 - 5:30 Live Entertainment PISTIL WHIPS 5pm Horseshoe Tournament Singles-$5 per person, trophies awarded. Outdoor seating & service, other games for adults 6pm Lip Sync Contest on stage in Memorial Park; Must be registered by Friday June 27 with song approval. Forms available at the Chamber office or by calling Jackie at 536-7763. Check in at 4:30pm. 6pm Prize Raffle (Memorial Park) Over 40 Great Prizes! Must be present to win. Drawings begin at 6pm during the Lip Sync Contest. 8pm Festival 500 Drawing (Memorial Park) One $500 Prize/Ten $50 Prizes 8:30pm-Dusk Live Entertainment DONNY AND THE DORSALS; Memorial Park Dusk FABULOUS FIREWORKS; From barge in Lake Charlevoix, Synchronized to music Best viewing Memorial Park, City Harbor area; Rain Date Sunday, June 29 June 29 - SUNDAY 7am-noon Freedom Lovers Breakfast East Jordan Sno-Mobilers Inc, $6 The Works / $3 Children Button Drawings Buttons are good for discounts at participating merchants. $3 each-4 DRAWINGS ON FRIDAY! Must be present to win. Drawings at Main Street Stage —7 p.m. WIN a gas grill —8 p.m. Laptop Computer —9 p.m. WIN a Flat Screen 60” HDTV Also WIN the right to “Push the Button” to start the Fabulous Fireworks Display Rain location for all applicable events is Downtown at The Civic Center. All registration forms available at the Chamber or can be downloaded from

the Boyne District Library on Wednesday, June 25, at 6 p.m. in the Community Room. Doc Fletcher, PBS-featured author and lifelong Michigan  resident,  will share an hour-long canoeing and kayaking program featuring several Michigan rivers. Doc will entertain those attending with adventures from his six published books on canoeing and kayaking. “You don't have to be a paddling enthusiast to enjoy the program, but you may become one by the time the evening ends,” said Fletcher. The program will include paddling adventures on  the Pine River  (one of Michigan's fastest

rivers and the  subject  of his 2014 book); the Kalamazoo River (paddling its headwaters past Albion's historic buildings and an update of the cleanup effort/effect on the river from the 2010 Enbridge oil spill); the Upper Peninsula’s  Two Hearted River as it flows into Lake Superior; a mid-state journey down  the Chippewa River; and a look at the Pere Marquette River, subject of his 2013 book. There will be a drawing for a free canoe or kayak day trip, good for one of Michigan’s rivers, donated by various canoe and kayak liveries in the Upper and Lower peninsulas. Canoe/kayak livery brochures and state maps will be made available to assist program attendees in planning river trips. Doc will also be selling and sign-

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Doc Fletcher ing copies of his books. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the library at 231-582-7861 or visit





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State & Region Governor heads north this week

• House Bill 4378, Repeal interior designer registration: Passed 29 to 9 in the Senate To repeal a law that establishes a government interior designer registry and makes it available to state or local government agencies. To be included on the registry a designer must have passed a test created by a national organization of incumbent interior designers (which has sought repeatedly in previous legislatures to impose a full licensure and regulatory regime on interior designers). 37 Sen. Howard Walker R - Traverse City Y • House Bill 4964, Authorize automatic government employee 401(k) enrollments: Passed 22 to 14 in the Senate To allow the state, schools and local governments to automatically enroll eligible employees in 401(k) type retirement accounts, with a percentage of the individual’s pay deposited in the account. An employee could choose to opt-out of deductions and deposits. 37 Sen. Howard Walker R - Traverse City Y

Detroit. The bill would exempt this project from a provision requiring unanimous action by the DARTA board for any form of rail passenger service, and specify that Detroit and Wayne County would be responsible for covering the line’s operating deficits (and not other communities in the RTA). 105 Rep. Greg MacMaster R - Kewadin N • Senate Bill 49, Make government firearms ownership databases non-public information: Passed 80 to 28 in the House To establish that state databases containing information on licenses issued to individuals to purchase, carry, possess, or transport pistols are confidential and not subject to disclosure under the state Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The bill was introduced after a New York newspaper published the names and addresses of gun owners it acquired from a state database (since then New York has also banned releasing this information). 105 Rep. Greg MacMaster R Kewadin Y

• House Bill 4486, Authorize involuntary treatment for substance abuse: Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate To allow relatives or a health care professional to petition a court to take an individual abusing drugs or alcohol into protective custody for involuntary treatment, and grant the request if there clear and convincing evidence that the person presents an imminent danger or threat to himself or others. The bill prescribes specific procedures, requirements and limitations on involuntary treatment. 37 Sen. Howard Walker R - Traverse City Y

• House Bill 5558, Clarify legal basis for insurance lawsuits: Passed 57 to 49 in the House To clarify that a prohibition of “unfair practices” lawsuits against insurance companies under the state Consumer Protection Act (rather than the state’s Insurance Code) applies even if the cause of action occurred before a 2001 law was enacted specifying that industries like insurance which are already subject to a comprehensive state regulatory regime are not covered by the Consumer Protection Act. Lawsuits that have already been filed could still proceed, however. 105 Rep. Greg MacMaster R Kewadin Y

• House Bill 5385, Expand drunk driving provisions to include illegal drugs: Passed 101 to 8 in the House To expand the law that requires a person stopped for drunk driving to take a breathalyzer or field sobriety test so that it also applies to suspected driving while drugged. The bill would not authorize the use of a roadside saliva test, which is considered unproven. 105 Rep. Greg MacMaster R Kewadin Y

• House Bill 4998, Appoint “entrepreneurs-in-residence” at Michigan Strategic Fund: Passed 85 to 24 in the House To require the state agency in charge of granting selective tax breaks and subsidies to particular corporations and developers to appoint up to 10 “entrepreneursin-residence” to help the agency market itself and increase the efficiency of its operations. 105 Rep. Greg MacMaster R Kewadin N

• House Bill 5168, Facilitate DARTA operating Woodward streetcar: Passed 82 to 26 in the House To authorize the Detroit area regional transportation authority created by a 2012 law to enter agreements to operate a potential Woodward Avenue streetcar in

SOURCE:, a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, providing concise, non-partisan, plain-English descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. Please visit

Gov. Rick Snyder’s Office of Constituent Services is taking its statewide tour to northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula to increase access to state government. Staff will be available to provide information and assistance regarding a variety of issues, as well as take suggestions on possible solutions for issues facing Michigan’s residents, communities and businesses. Important topics for discussion include but are not limited to the state budget, road funding, Detroit’s turnaround and Michigan’s continued comeback. No appointment is necessary and all residents are welcome. The mobile hours are in addition to regular office hours of rick snyder Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Lansing. Thursday, June 19 Traverse City 8-10 a.m. EDT Horizon Books 243 E. Front St. Petoskey 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. EDT Roast & Toast Coffee & Cake 309 E. Lake St. Gaylord 2:30-4:30 p.m. EDT Biggby Coffee 1004 W. Main St. Friday, June 20 Grayling 8-10 a.m. EDT Goodale’s Bakery 500 Norway St.

ctac Coffee @ Ten

• Tuesday, July 1 - Coffee @ Ten Lecture with CTAC Staff Member, Gail DeMeyere Gail DeMeyere will share her insights on working with the artists selected for Detroit @ CTAC. • Tuesday July 22 - Coffee @ Ten Lecture with Patrick Wise, Artist and Educator Wise works with both Detroit Institute of Arts and Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Arts Education. • Tuesday July 29 - Coffee @ Ten Lecture with Derek Weaver, Entrepreneur Learn about the Grand River Creative Corridor. This art project brought in 70 artists with graffiti murals and outdoor art installations on a stretch of Grand River between Rosa Parks Boulevard and Warren Avenue. • Tuesday August 5 - Coffee @ Ten Lecture with Anthony Curis and Matthew Eaton

ALSO at 4:30 pm - Harbor Springs Lecture Series Tickets $15 for HS Lecture Two chances to meet Anthony and Matthew—and learn about their contributions to the Detroit landscape through art. • Tuesday August 12 - Coffee @ Ten Phil Cooley, entrepreneur; Ponyride and Slows BQ ALSO at 4:30 pm - Harbor Springs Lecture Series Tickets $15 for HS Lecture His fashion-modeling career took a unique turn to urban development and restaurant ownership. • Tuesday, August 19 - Coffee @ Ten Oren Goldenberg, Filmmaker and 2013 Visual Arts Kresge Fellow Oren Goldenberg is a video artist living and working in Detroit’s Cass Corridor. Crooked Tree Arts Center is located at 461 E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey, Michigan. For more information, contact 231-347-4337 or visit

Gov. signs bills

Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation providing military spouses with temporary occupational licenses. “Military families are often asked to relocate, making it difficult to find steady employment,” Snyder said. “These bills support the husbands and wives of active military members as they pursue job searches in Michigan.” • Senate Bills 741 and 742, sponsored by state Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, require the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) to issue temporary six-month health professional or occupational licenses to spouses of active military men and women. The spouses must hold a valid out-of-state license. They are now PAs 148 and 149. The governor signed an additional eight licensing bills: • SB 418, sponsored by state Sen. Joe Hune, eliminates the licensure requirement for insurance agents if travel insurance is the only form of insurance they actively sell. The travel insurance must be sold with or used for planned travel. It is now PA 150. • SBs 476 and 477, sponsored by state Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, respectively, eliminate the registration process and licensing registration fee for auctioneers. They are now PAs 151 and 152. • SB 494 and House Bill 4377, sponsored by state Sen. Bruce Caswell and state Rep. Tim Kelly, respectively, eliminate the reg-

istration process and licensing registration fee for community planners. They are PAs 153 and 154. • SB 607 and HB 4392, sponsored by state Sen. Roger Kahn and state Rep. Harold Haugh, respectively, eliminate the registration process and licensing registration fee for professionals skilled in the design and fitting of ocular prostheses. They are now PAs 155 and 156. • HB 4376, sponsored by state Rep. Ed McBroom, removes the permitting requirement for solicitors of schools offering certificates and training less than a four-year degree. It is now PA 157. Snyder also signed six other bills: • SB 409, sponsored by state Sen. Rick Jones, adds unlawful imprisonment to the list of supporting crimes used to establish felony murder. Unlawful imprisonment is defined as the act of knowingly restraining another using the threat of a dangerous instrument, with secret confinement or to aid in facilitating another crime. It is now PA 158 of 2014. • SB 714, sponsored by state Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, clarifies the procedures for using collaborative law outside of the courtroom. The bill establishes the requirements of a collaborative law agreement, determines that an attorney representing a client in a collaborative dispute cannot represent the same client in court at a later date, disallows statements from a collaborative discussion from being used inside a courtroom and allows a court to approve a collaborative law resolution. It is now PA 159. • SB 759, sponsored by state Sen. Tom Casperson, makes it legal for fur dealers to trap beaver, which was previously prohibited. It is now PA 160. • SBs 893 and 913, sponsored by state Sen. Roger Kahn, optimize federal Medicaid matching funds through reinstating the Use Tax for Medicaid managed care organizations and reduce the taxation rate of the Health Insurance Claims Assessment (HICA). The bills are now PAs 161 and 162, respectively. • HB 4691, sponsored by state Rep. Andrea LaFontaine, streamlines the carnival oversight process. The bill dissolves the Carnival Amusement Safety Board, but allows LARA to retain the authority to issue permits, establish operating standards and inspect carnival and amusement rides. It is now PA 163.

Faith & memorial INDEPENDENCE DAY UY[Z

June 18, 2014 • Boyne City Gazette • Page 11

by chris faulknor, publisher

We will soon celebrate Independence Day, the Fourth of July. On that day in 1776, brave men, representing the United States of America, declared that we are independent and free, no longer a part of England. They risked charges of treason, and most likely execution at the hands of the English if the ensuing war were to go differently. And yet it was done, and the freedom we celebrate is a result. Clearly, in this case, their cry for independence came from poor treatment by those across the ocean from us, and was justified. But to frame things another way, how many times have we declared our independence otherwise? Maybe we declared our independence by moving out of Mom and Dad’s house a little earlier than we would otherwise. Perhaps we decided we were independent by leaving an employer that wasn’t treating us fairly. But sometimes, declaring our independence isn’t the wise choice, most especially when it’s something we’re supposed to depend on. I know that in my life, there have been many occasions where I consciously and knowingly declared my independence from another king. I had my life under control, and no longer needed God. I didn’t necessarily do so in those words, but in many of our lives, it’s easy to quit depending on him and his kindness when it seems are going well. And on the flipside, how much easier is it to take a deep breath and pray when you’re looking for money to pay your water bill, hoping for your loved one to heal from their cancer, or worried about your child com-

ing home after curfew? The Bible does support independence, don’t get me wrong, but independence from what? Paul wrote to the Romans, “That the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.” He wrote to the Corinthians, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” Now, God has indeed given us free will. We are free to accept or reject him. We are free to steal a pack of gum, or free to put our dime on the counter. We are free to do things his way or not to. But with freedom and choice comes consequence. We need to remember what we’ve been given our freedom from. By dying on the cross, Jesus gave us freedom and independence from sin. We have the option to choose the right path and not be held down by the bad things of this world, because once we believe in him, we’re no longer a part of this world. We have the right and the responsibility to live our lives well, doing the right thing at every opportunity. When we’re tempted to take that pack of gum (after all, it fits in our pocket so easily) we’re free to say “no” to that temptation and do the right thing. On this day, we celebrate our independence. We celebrate what those before us did to ensure that our freedom of speech and our chance at life, liberty, and pursuing our own happiness and joy would not be taken away from us. But on this day as we watch those fireworks, grill our food, and swim in the lake, let’s think about everything else we’re independent from, and the one thing we know we can always depend upon, whether times are great or things get tougher. Depend on the God that will always be there, and independence from everything else will come naturally.

Boyne Area Worship Opportunities Catholic Community The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality during the 11th of Ordinary Time. Activities during the week June 15th include: Mens Bible Study: The Monday morning Men’s Bible Study meets at 6:45 am at St. Matthew’s. All men of the faith community are welcome to attend. St. John’s is Open for the Summer: All summer liturgies will be held on Saturday night at 7:00 pm through Labor Day weekend. Young Adult Scholarships for Matthew Kelly Event: Interested in attending the upcoming Matthew Kelly event? Young adults between 18-39 that are interested in attending the “Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose” event on Saturday, August 30th from 9-1:30 at st. Mary’s Cathedral in Gaylord are invited to contact the Diocese of Gaylord for more information on scholarships for young adults. Contact Marie Hahnenberg @ or website information at RACHEL’S VINEYARD RETREAT, JUNE 13-15: The pain of abortion runs deep and long, but he unconditional love, mercy, forgiveness and healing of our Lord is available to all who seek Him. If you, or someone you know, is grieving from an abortion, a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat is being held from June 13-15th. For more information or to register, contact Beth Bauer at 734=369-3470 or email: MATTHEW KELLY EVENT: Matthew Kelly an internationally acclaimed speaker and author will be at St. Mary Cathedral on Saturday, August 30th for this “Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose” event. The event will begin at 9:00 am and ends at 1:30 pm. The cost per ticket is $39.00. Tickets are available at the parish office and can be purchased with cash, check or credit card. You can also purchase tickets online at COME AND SEE WEEKEND: Are you interested in learning more about the Priesthood? There will be a “Come and See Weekend” on Friday and Saturday June 27 & 28, 2014 at the Hampton Inn in Gaylord. This event is for all men ages 18 and up. Men will have a chance to join other men exploring the possibility of priesthood, visit with priests and current seminarians, and attend the Priestly Ordination of Deacon Matthew Cowan at St. Mary Cathedral, 11:00 am on Saturday. Overnight lodging and meals are provided for this event. Casual clothing can be worn, as well as proper dress for the Ordination Mass. There is no cost to participate, but preregistration is required. For more information, please contact Father Don Geyman, Director of Vocations at 989820-6591 or email You can register by calling 989-705-3523 or emailing July Abeel at jabeel@dioceseofgarylord. org.

Mass Schedule: Wednesday, June 18th at 8:00 am at St. Augustine’s Friday, June 20th at 8:00 am at St. Matthew’s. Communion Service at Grandvue at noon Communion Service at The Brook at 2:00 pm Church of the nativity Reverend Peggy Nattermann will be celebrant for the 9 a.m. Eucharist service on unday, June 8 at Episcopal Church of the Nativity. Loose change in the offering goes to the Helping Hands ministry, and the second Sunday is also the week Nativity collects paper products to donate to the Womens’ Resource Center. Weather permitting, the coffee hour will be held on the church front porch, at the conclusion of the service. The vestry will hold it’s monthly meeting after coffee hour. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Please visit or call 582-5045 for more information. EJ Community Church On, Sunday, June 22, the sermon will be “Walking in the Light” given by Pastor Jason Richey from 1 John 1:1-7. Services are 9 and 10:45 AM. Nursery and Preschool care is available at both services. Children K-5 classes are available during both services. Youth classes are second service only. New Adult Summer Classes will start. At 9:00 AM, One-Eighty will start. Jay Fowler will be the facilitator. This class will be a three week study. At 10:45, Keith Theodore will teach on Hot Topics. This class will be every Sunday through the summer except when there is an outdoor service. On Monday through Friday, Kid’s Day Camp will be from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at the Walloon Campus. This is for kids going into 1st grade through 6th grade. Children need to bring a packed lunch every day. They also need to be dressed appropriately according to the weather as they will be outside every day. Call the Walloon Campus for more information at 535-2288. On Tuesday, June 24, the Food Pantry will be open at the Walloon Campus from 5 to 6:30 PM. On Friday, June 27, there will be an East Jordan Freedom Fest Block Party in East Jordan. For questions concerning the East Jordan Campus, please call 536-2299 or the Walloon Campus at 535-2288 First Baptist First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City invites you to share worship with us each Sunday at 10 a.m. Worship is led by Rev. Elizabeth Broschart followed by coffee and fellowship. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of the month. An infant and toddler room is available in addition to a program for students ages four through seven. For more information call 231-582-7983. First Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City invites you to share worship with us each Sunday at 10 a.m. Worship is led by Rev. Elizabeth Broschart followed by coffee and fellowship. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of the month. An in-

fant and toddler room is available in addition to a program for students ages four through seven. For more information call 231-582-7983. Genesis Church Genesis meets Sunday in the Boyne City Elementary School at 11am, as well as in Petoskey Middle School at 9:30am. Smaller Community Groups meet all throughout both communities at different times and locations and are great places to grow in friendship and faith. Life groups are open to all community members to help with a specific need and include Financial Peace University, Step-up Addictions Recovery, Divorce Care, and Choosing Wisely before you Divorce. Contact us at, 487-0081, or go to to learn more. We desire to cultivate deepening relationships for Jesus Christ. begin. belong. become. United Methodist The Boyne Falls United Methodist Church and Pastor Wayne McKenney welcomes you every Sunday morning for worship at 9:15 am. The church is located at 3057 Mill St. Children’s programming is held during the service for pre-school through 5th grade. Pastor Wayne McKenney. Office hours are Tues.-Thurs. from 8 am to 3 pm. Phone 231-582-9776. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. United Methodist The Boyne City United Methodist Church and Pastor Wayne McKenney welcomes you every Sunday morning for worship at 11 am. The church is located at 324 S. Park Street. Children’s programming is held during the service for ages 4 through 5th grade. Office hours are Tues.-Thurs. from 8 am to 3 pm. Phone 231-582-9776. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. Walloon Lake On Thursday, June 19, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM in the multipurpose room. On, Sunday, June 22, the sermon will be “The Invisible War” from Ephesians 6:10-20 given by Pastor Jeff Ellis. Service times are 9 and 10:45 AM. Infant and toddler care is provided at both services. Children and Adult classes are available during both services. Senior High Youth meet at the Youth Center at 10:45 AM only. Junior High Youth meet at the Discipleship House at 10:45 AM only. From 7-9 PM at the Youth Center, 7th – 12th grade youth group will meet. This program will run through the summer. On Monday, June 23-27, the Kid’s Day Camp will be from 9 AM to 3 PM. This is for kids going into 1st through 6th grade. Children need to bring a lunch every day and be dressed for the weather. They will be outside every day. For more information, please contact Dorothy at 535-2288. On Tuesday, June 24, the Food Pantry will be open from 5 to 6:30 PM. The church office hours are 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Wednesday, and Friday. On Thursday, it is open from 9 to noon. If you have any questions, please call 535-2288 or visit our website at


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What can vacations teach you about investing?

Summer is almost here — which means it’s officially vacation season. You may be looking forward to “getting away from it all,” but, as you know, vacations actually require a fair amount of planning. And it might surprise you to learn that some of the efforts required for successful vacations can impart some valuable lessons in other areas of your life — such as investing. Here are some vacation-related moves that you may want to transfer to the investment and financial arenas: • Secure your home If you’re going on vacation for a week or so, you may need to take

some steps to safeguard your home: stopping your mail and newspaper, putting on a timer to turn on lights, alerting your neighbors that you’ll be out of town, and so on. But while it’s important to secure your home today, you will also want to help ensure it will be there for your family in the future, should anything happen to you. That’s why you’ll want to maintain adequate life and disability insurance. • Know your route If you are driving to your vacation destination, you will want to plan your route beforehand, so that you can avoid time-consuming delays and detours. And to reach your financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you will also want to chart your course — by creating an investment strategy that is designed to help you work towards those goals based on your specific risk tolerance, investment preferences and time horizon. • Keep enough gas in the tank As you set out on a road trip, you need a full tank of gas in your car, and you’ll have to keep refueling along the way. And to “go the distance” in pursuing your financial goals, you will need to have sufficient “fuel” in the form of investments with reasonable growth potential. Without a reasonable amount of growth-oriented vehicles in your portfolio, you could lose ground to inflation and potentially fall short of your objectives — so, over time, you may need to “refuel” by reviewing your portfolio and rebalancing if necessary. • Protect yourself from getting burned If your vacation plans include a stay at the beach, you’ll need to protect

Dear Jennifer, Take the Roth! If you put your money into a Roth 401(k), and by retirement age there’s $1 million in there, that money is yours tax-free. By comparison, if it’s in a regular 401(k), you’ll pay taxes on that $1 mil-

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Dear Joe, I’m really sorry to hear about your mom. I know you’ve got a lot of emotions going on right now, and taking on the task of overseeing the estate is a serious responsibility. There are two issues here. One, as the executor you have to decide what’s best for the estate. Num-

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ber two, do any of the other heirs want these things? I wouldn’t want them, I can tell you that. I realize they’re basically free things—all you have to do is pay the maintenance fees—but by the time you do that, you probably could’ve gone somewhere else. For that kind of money, you can stay in some pretty nice spots and not have the ongoing liability. Right now, the estate has the responsibility for the maintenance fees. I would call the timeshares and tell them the estate isn’t going to keep them, and that you’re go-

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your investing habits. So, put these principles to work to enjoy a pleasant vacation — and a potentially rewarding investment experience. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Emily Evans and Morgan Lauer (left and right) were each presented with a scholarship of $900 from the Michigan State University Alumni. Presenting the check is Jeff Wellman. Both girls will be attending MSU in the fall. maintenance fees, which total about $1,500. I don’t think I want them, but I’m not sure what to do. Do you have any advice? Joe

lion, which will come out to about $300,000—maybe $400,000 at the rate things are going now. You’ll lose 30 to 40 percent of your money. My personal 401(k) is a Roth. And in this situation, yours should be too! —Dave

you can help reduce the effects of volatility. Keep in mind, though, that diversification, by itself, can’t guarantee profits or protect against loss. As we’ve seen, some of the same principles that apply to creating a vacation may also be applicable to

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yourself and your family from the hot sun — so make sure you’re all using sunscreen. When you invest, you can also get “burned” if you are not careful — especially if you are inclined to chase after “hot” investments. By the time you hear about these so-called sizzlers, they may already be cooling off, and, even more importantly, they just might not be appropriate for your goals and risk tolerance. Instead of becoming a “heat-seeking” investor, focus your efforts on building a diversified array of quality investments appropriate for your needs. If you only own one type of financial asset, and a downturn hits that asset class, your portfolio could take a big hit. But by diversifying your holdings,

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New Leadership Charlevoix County Director Scott Gillespie (above) drew the winner for the 50/50 at the annual Regional Business After Hours held at Castle Farms of Charlevoix. Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce Director Carlin Smith (right) was one of the forces behind this annual event. Leadership Charlevoix County Inaugural Class Alumni Sheri McWhirter-O’Donnell (below) takes time to catch up with Steering Committee Chair Diane Litzenburger. Bryan and Jennifer Lindfors (lower right) enjoy dinner away from the commotion.

ing to deed them back to the companies. The way I look at it, you can have a lot of fun for $1,500 a year. You can go where you want, when you want. You’re not roped into a specific place and date. Part of the appeal of getting away is being able to go where you like at a time that’s right for you. I understand there may be some sentimental value attached to these, Joe. But timeshares are a horrid, inconvenient product. My sentiment would be, “I’m out of here!” —Dave




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Shane Rimmer in 2014 Widely recognized as the voice on a 60’s British children’s show, Shane Rimmer also worked alongside the BBC’s original Dr. Who, helped R2-D2 into an X-wing fighter, delivered an atomic bomb in “Dr. Strangelove,” and battled villains with two James Bond actors. Originally from Canada, Rimmer made a film career playing technicians, military men, and numerous supporting characters (see He has lived in Great Britain since the 1950s, retaining a distinctive North American accent making him much sort after in the British film industry. “I hit England at a lucky time when there weren’t many North American actors here,” said Rimmer by phone from his home in Hertfordshire. “I could have moved to Los Angeles instead,” he said. “But you really had to put your career ahead of everything else, and I just didn’t like the idea of handing over my life to Hollywood.” In 1966 he appeared in an early episode of “Dr. Who” which, still in production today, is now well-known in the U.S. “William Hartnell played the first ‘Doctor’ back then,” recalled Rimmer. “My first day on the set, he came up and asked if I was from north or south of the Mason-Dixon Line! He could be a rough old bugger, but once you got to know him he was fine.” But it was in the 60s British scifi kids show “Thunderbirds” where Rimmer made an impact, voicing Scott Tracy, pilot of the Thunderbird 1 aircraft.

The action show, created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, became extremely popular in Europe, Canada, Japan, and Australia and used marionette puppets, detailed miniature models, and dramatic special effects to portray the adventures of an international rescue team. “Gerry Anderson heard me on a BBC serial and thought my voice would be good,” said Rimmer. “He wanted a mid-Atlantic sound – not totally British, nor American. I still remember the recording sessions because all the actors were crowded around one gigantic microphone. They had some beautiful receiver mics in those days – ours looked like Big Ben in the middle of the studio!” A 1964 role as copilot of a bomber sent to Russia in “Dr. Strangelove” gave his movie career a boost. “A big film like that gets your name out there and entry to other projects you might never have had. As a result, Rimmer joined the Bond family in the 60s and 70s, making three spy films working with both Sean Connery and Roger Moore. “Connery had a tremendous presence. I liked him, but you didn’t fool around and stuck to the script. Moore was charming and took it all more lightly. He reworked the Bond character to fit his personality.” As for the latest Bond incarnation, Daniel Craig, Rimmer approves. “I quite admire him. He brought back the edginess that Connery had.”

In 1977, Rimmer appeared briefly in the original “Star Wars”. “I was an engineer and had to help R2-D2 into the spaceship cockpit,” he recalled. “You’d get his leg in, then an arm would fall off. It took a day and a half to film that sequence!” With connections to so many iconic films and TV shows of the 20th century, Rimmer is a popular guest at fan conventions. “They’re big over here and draw two to three thousand people every weekend,” he said. “I still do a lot of those, plus voiceover work, and I write.” Works penned by Rimmer include TV scripts and his recent autobiography, “From Thunderbirds to Pterodactyls.”

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Roger Moore and Shane Rimmer are pictured in “The Spy Who Loved Me.” “You’ve got to be multidirectional in this business,” he says. “When one area dries up, you need something else you can turn to.”

Nick Thomas teaches at Auburn University at Montgomery, Ala., and has written features, columns, and interviews for over 400 magazines and newspapers.

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Shane Rimmer helps R2-D2 on board Luke Skywalker’s fighter ship in the movie “Star Wars.”


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now register for July 4 Parade and races Organizers of the Boyne City 4th of July Celebration remind area residents and visitors that it is time to register for the parade and running races. The celebration features a giant parade at 10 a.m., evening fireworks plus a dozen other activities including the Annual Waterside Arts and Crafts Show, 2-mile and 10k running races, a wacky raft race and duck race in the Boyne River, Soapbox Derby for kids, lots of food, and children's games. The festival is centered in Veterans Memorial Park on the shore of beautiful Lake Charlevoix. There will be live music from 1 to 7 p.m. in the park all day. Info and full schedule: www.boyne4thofjuly. com. june 19 6th Annual Breezeway Cruise Save the date - get the classic car, convertible, or motorcycle out from winter storage and clean it up to get ready for the 6th Annual Breezeway Summer Cruise - Thursday - June 19. The annual event starts at Boyne Mountain with pizza, salad, cash bar and great socializing from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at 7:00 PM the group will caravan over 26 miles of C-48 The Breezeway thru East Jordan, Ellsworth and out to Atwood. For more info contact the Chamber Office at 536-7351. june 19 dog park fundraiser Cafe Sante will host a "Dog Days of Summer" fund-raiser for Boyne City's Ridge Run Dog Park from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday June 19. There will be dog-themed drinks and a special prix-fixe menu with the entree price being donated to the dog park general fund. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the event and Jake Allen will be the musical host playing from 7 to 10. The City of Boyne City has designated four acres of land at Ridge Street and Addis Road. The project is to be completed in phases. The Dog Park Committee is asking for your help to raise $30,000 to complete phase one, which includes funding for fencing, ground cover, irrigation, waste bag dispensers, water fountains, parking and signage. Donations of any size are welcome, but those who contribute $175 can sponsor a 10-ft. section of fence and have it labeled with your name or in memory or in honor of a person or a pet. Your charitable donation can be made to: The City of

Boyne City - Attn. Dog Park, 319 N. Lake St., Boyne City, MI 49712. june 21 retiring well seminar The First Presbyterian Church of Boyne City will sponsor a free community seminar, Retiring Well, on Saturday, June 21 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Retiring Well is a four-session seminar designed to help individuals in understanding changes to healthcare, estate planning, the importance of having a will or trust and using annuities to support retirement activities. The seminar will address these important life issues and provide potential solutions.. Each Retiring Well session will last an hour and include a break for a light luncheon. For additional information, please call the church at 231-582-7983. Although reservations are not mandatory, they will aid in facilitating the time together. june 21 volunteer fair A group of Northern Michigan non-profit organizations will gather on Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the “Day of Action Volunteer Fair” to be held at Community Reformed Church in Charlevoix (U.S. 31 North at Meech St.). Come and celebrate Day of Action by informing potential volunteers about how they can make a difference doing something they enjoy, while helping others in the process. The volunteer organizations at the fair will showcase their efforts and recruit volunteers who wish to use their talents to help others. The Fair will feature organizations which represent volunteer opportunities for all ages. Organizations that will have a booth at the Volunteer Fair include Northern Homes Community Development Corporation, Angel Ambassadors, Department of Human Services, and Charlevoix Community Pool. There is no cost for organizations to participate, but registration is required. More info at or 231487-1006. june 21 & aug. 8 get tickets now Community Center benefits Tickets are now on sale for two summer benefit concerts for the Boyne Country Community Center. Organizers have announced that Paula Poundstone will be

The value of obedience training Obedience training can benefit any dog and their owner, and the earlier the better. However, it’s never too late to begin training at any barbara green age. Training ‘A dog’s life’ is often just as much about the owner as the dog; because many people do not have the tools they need or know where to begin. Like children, dogs simply need a little guidance. Training gives dogs the confidence and sense of security they need from knowing what’s expected of them. Obedience training gives owners the right tools and methods for interacting with their pets that can better help them understand canine behavior and provide a positive learning environment for their dogs to succeed. Training is a great time for dogs and their owners to bond and strengthen their relationship that will benefit them over the course of their entire lives. Puppies, in their formative stages, are often eager to learn (as well as highly capable) and training can help them use up some of that excess energy, which may otherwise be spent getting into mischief (chewing on shoes and digging in the yard). There are many puppy classes that teach basic obedience cues including “sit,” “stay,” and “heel.” Training classes also provide a great environment for puppies to socialize with other puppies and people, which often eliminates further behavioral problems down the road. Training also introduces them to new objects and situations that can help them overcome fear and give them the confidence they need to

thrive out in the world. Obedience training greatly reduces the need for more aggressive training that focuses on correcting undesirable behavioral issues by decreasing the chances of those unwanted behaviors from developing in the first place. However, training can also be great for those that need to work with their dogs in problem areas. Trainers can often work one-on-one with clients to help overcome numerous behavioral problems including; excessive barking, crate (potty) training, jumping on people, proper leash walking technique, digging, and social and separation anxiety. Dogs in any stage of life are highly capable of learning and will benefit greatly from obedience training. The old adage “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” is simply ridiculous. Older or senior dogs can often prolong their lives by keeping their minds active through learning and performing obedience cues and will love the attention and rewards, as well. Plus, it’s always fun to show off a pet that knows how to properly greet visitors at the door, high-five or dance. Dog training is about positive reinforcement and acknowledgment for a job well done. It is important for dogs, in any stage of their lives, to know what is expected of them and how to please their owners. Training provides owners with proper techniques and methods to ensure the success of any program, whether for puppies, adult or senior dogs. It takes a small time commitment and a little patience and is well worth any out-of-pocket costs, because of the long-term results obedience training brings. Dog owners owe it to themselves and to their pets to give them the best life possible; a little training can go a long way. Contact Professional Dog Trainer Barbara Green by calling (231) 301-0334 or e-mail her at

returning to the Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. They have also booked the award-winning Million Dollar Tribute from Toronto at 8 p.m. June 21. In one night you’ll hear three different tributes to The Bee Gees, Neil Diamond, and Tom Jones. Every song you’ll hear was a top 10 hit when first released, and many were #1 hits. Just like last year, all reserved seat tickets are $40 each. A sellout crowd is predicted so invite some friends and buy your tickets early. If your plans change, tickets can be returned for a full refund up to 48 hours before the show. You can buy tickets by visiting or calling Boyne City Ace Hardware, (231) 582-6532. june 23 blood drive St. Matthew and Boyne Valley Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Blood Drive Monday, June 23, 2014 12:00 pm to 5:45. To schedule an appointment, log onto sponsor code BoyneCity or call 1-800-733-2767. Lunch is provided at the blood drive. june 24-29 ej freedom festival Members of the all-volunteer East Jordan Freedom Festival Board recently released the 2014 Schedule of Events. The board also announced that this year’s festival will be expanded to five big days. The fireworks display budget has also been increased. This year’s festival will run from Tuesday, June 24 thru Saturday, June 28. Donations to the festival may be sent to East Jordan Freedom Festival, P.O. Box 435 East Jordan, MI 49727 and are greatly needed to cover the festival costs. For more information contact Shannon at 536-7351. June 25 senior center dinner The Boyne Area Senior Center is hosting an event “Keep the Dream Alive” on Wednesday June 25, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., serving hamburgers from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with music provided by Monty Loper. suggested donation is $3.00, all donations are accepted. Location of the Boyne Area Senior Center is 411 Division Street, in Boyne City. june 26 moms and tots event Retirement Open House For Carole Broadwick Thursday, June 26 Moms and Tots Center 9100 Pleasant Hill Rd, Ellsworth JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE! 3-6 p.m. The Center will be open for all friends to come and thank Carole for her years of dedication to the ministry of the Moms and Tots Center. Refreshments will be served. june 28 dilworth history event This CCHPS sponsored event will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday June 28 in the lower level community room at the Boyne District Library, 201 East Main St., Boyne City. At that time, local historian Robert Morgridge will present a Power Point presentation on the history of the Wolverine-Dilworth hotel, offering those attending a unique glimpse at some of the highlights of the hotel’s first 100 years. In addition to tours of the building, CCHPS volunteers will be on hand until 5 p.m. at the library, available to record, copy and scan photographs and any other memorabilia that you may be interested in sharing. More info at 582-5326. July 2 senior center dinner The Boyne Area Senior Center is hosting a homemade dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m, Wednesday, July 2. Meal options include homemade soup and salad, and a meatloaf dinner. performers will play music, donated by Backwoods Marstro’s. The suggested donation is $3.00, although any donation is accepted. Event located at the Boyne Area Senior Center, 411 Division Street in Boyne City. ONGOING EVENTS survivors of suicide group Suicide prevention and awareness efforts are underway in the form of a Survivors of Suicide (SOS) group that meets monthly in both Boyne City and Petoskey. Following are meeting times and locations: Boyne Area SOS (Survivors of Suicide Group) 1st Wed of each month 6:30 to 8:00 PM Boyne Area Senior Center conference room At 411 East Division St. Boyne City For information call 231-487-4825.

Petoskey Area SOS 2nd Tuesday of each month 6:00 to 7:30 PM Vital Care Hospice Hiland House 1 Hiland House Drive, Petoskey Call 231-487-4825 If you have endured the loss of a loved one or close friend and would like to either be involved for personal encouragement, and/or support others needing encouragement then please contact Janet Shepherd at, Jamie Woodall at, Marilyn Cleary at and Lisa Clavier at Contact an SOS team member to learn more. senior center dinners The Boyne Area Senior Center—located at 411 Division St. in Boyne City—is now serving dinner on Wednesday evenings from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dinner begins at 5 p.m.; There will be music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and, there will also be 50/50 drawings. Call 582-6682 for more information. FREE COMPUTER CLASSES Held at the Boyne District Library at 10 a.m. every Friday. Classes are tailored to your skill level, beginner to advanced. Help is available for iPads and Windows 8. For help with downloading e-books, as well as other information about using tablets and readers, the library also offers digital Learning sessions on Tuesdays from 2-3 p.m. Library cardholders can borrow and download e-books and audio books from the library at no charge on a variety of devices. For more information, call the Library 582-7861. CAREER CONNECTION Job seekers can learn about job opportunities and improve their job search skills by getting involved in the new Boyne City Career Connection. The group will typically meet every other Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Boyne District Library, 201 E. Main St. For more information, call Harold (Buck) Love at Northwest Michigan Works, 231-620-5178. Foreign language lessons Boyne District Library offers Mango Languages, an online learning system. Go to for more information on this free offering. Lunch for Seniors LET’S DO LUNCH - Boyne Area Senior Cen-

ter, 411 E. Division St., is open to the public for daily lunches. For seniors age 60+, the donation is $3, for ages 60 and under. $6. For daily information call 582 6682. Second Sunday, monthly Freethought association The Freethought Association of Northern Michigan invites humanists, agnostics, non believers and any one interested in challenging their beliefs and stimulate their thinking, to attend their monthly meetings. Join us on the second Sunday of every month from 1 to 3 PM. at the Emmet County Friendship Center, 1322 Anderson Road in Petoskey. For further information see our website at http://www. or send an email to: Red Cross Needs Donors For information on how you can make a difference this season, visit redcrossblood. org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-7332767). Free mammograms Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Foundation and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan are partnering to offer free mammograms, not just in October, but year-round. If you are or know a female, age 40 – 64, who is under-insured or without health insurance, call (866) 487-3100 to schedule an appointment. AMERICAN LEGION Bingo Tuesday Bingo Game - Boyne City American Legion 302 South Lake St. 582-7811 Come join your friends and neighbors for an inexpensive, and maybe profitable, evening of fun, entertainment and relaxation. Play 28 games with 40 Bingos. All you need is a dobber, glue, and a plastic mat as you play all paper plus Michigan progressive jackpot. The start time 5:30 p.m.; Done around 9:15 p.m. Want to lose weight? Come join us for support. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Church of the Nazarene 225 West Morgan St. Boyne City, on Monday morning at 10 a.m. For more information call Evelyn at 231-5829594. Loss 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


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Spartans land transfers, promising future

kevin lange ‘Game on!’

This past week, East Lansing got a little more populated—and a lot more popular. In a matter of four days, two college basketball standouts transferred

to Michigan State. Perhaps even more stunning than the closeness in time of the two transfers, both were ironically in close contact with fellow friends from Michigan State throughout their divided decision-making processes. By the sounds of it, their bags were already packed. First it was Eron Harris of West Virginia, a sharpshooter good enough to be dubbed an international phone call because this kid dials in from long distance. Said Michigan State’s basketball coach (a.k.a. unofficial mayor) Tom Izzo, Harris has proven to be “one of the best shooters in the country.” As a sophomore last season, Harris put up 17 points a game against a jerky-tough schedule from the Midwest. Wait, are we sure we’re not talking about GARY Harris? “Me and Gary Jr. had some talks,” Eron said, referring to the nonrelated Gary, who—get this— also came from Indianapolis, is the same age, went to Michigan State last year, also averaged 17 per game last year, also was considered one of the best threepoint shooters in the country, has a father that went to college with Eron’s father, and is now suiting up for the NBA Draft this summer as Eron distantly follows in his footsteps. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Harris will have to sit out next season, giving him two years of eligibility starting in 2015-16. A mere four days after Harris broke headlines, when it seemed the Spartans’ shooting couldn’t be any sharper, they swiped through a sharpener as 6’3” Cleveland State guard Bryn Forbes swiped his pen through paperwork, making his transfer official. See, this was less of a transfer for Cleveland State’s leading scorer and

more of a return home. Growing up in Lansing, naturally bleeding green, Forbes was always a Spartan at heart. Basically a more athletic clone of senior Spartans guard Travis Trice, Forbes made his name as an outside threat alongside versatile Spartans swing-man Denzel Valentine at Lansing Sexton High School, in which they won backto-back state championships in 2011 and 2012. The camaraderie he built with Valentine on the court made it so tough to part ways yet so luring to come home. “They’re like my second family,” Forbes said of the Valentines, including former Sexton coach Carlton, Denzel’s father, and MSU graduate assistant Drew, Denzel’s older brother. “If I wasn’t at home, I was over there (at their house). Coach V’s been my coach since I’ve been 7. Denzel’s been my best friend since I’ve been 7.” The championship-level chemistry on the perimeter that has been in town for years has been renewed after a year of parting ways. As it is well known in Michigan, Michigan State’s Breslin Center has been home to the high school state championship games every year. It’s quite ironic now that instead of fighting together in March to get to the Breslin, they’ll be fighting to get as far away from it as they can with Final Four ambitions in sight. By that time, both Forbes and Harris will have been practically adopted by Izzo and relentlessly trained with the Spartan family for a full year, but, of course, will have had to sit out all the games due to the transfer rule. That’s not to say Forbes doesn’t have the possibility of getting a waiver that would allow early eligibility—something the Detroit Free Press reported as possible—due to Cleveland State coach Gary Waters’ claim that Forbes was looking to transfer for “personal reasons.” It’s very believable, given that he’s coming home, but it’s known very well what the obvious reasons are. That judgment lies in the hands of the NCAA at this point. “I knew this was the place I wanted to be, especially with the family responsibilities I have to fulfill,” Forbes said. “That’s important to me, so I feel like this is the right

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decision.” “Family responsibilities.” Now that’s a quote the NCAA can hear, whisper back and forth about, while Izzo gives Forbes a low five under the table. By next summer, Trice and fellow senior Branden Dawson will be off with their diplomas, presumably pursuing professional basketball somewhere. What will be crossing paths with them on the way out are fresh, highly-touted 18-year old replacements. As of now, it’ll be two freshmen, one a center from Muskegon, Deyonta Davis, who

ESPN ranked as a five-star player, and Kyle Ahrens, a three-star small forward. Davis, a 6’9” presence inside, has been rumored to be able to stretch out his wingspan and simultaneously dip hands in both Lake Michigan and Lake Erie. (Okay, his wingspan’s 7’1”.) He has the same raw, athletic, shot-blocking skill set that Adreian Payne possessed coming in as a freshman, the multifaceted big man the Spartans will be without for the first time in four years this year. Ahrens, the other future Spartan

who actually made Izzo go “nuts” when he committed, will provide depth at the forward spot as Dawson departs the gargantuan shoes that will be left to refill. If there’s one thing to take away from the new initiation of Spartans this past week, it’s that even amidst the coming and going of seniors and a sophomore star, what remains the same is a reputation that draws in schools’ best players, fully aware of transfer rules, for the sake of stocking up for long-term success. Or, as waiver seekers should say, for, um, family matters.

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Looking for something fun to do this summer in the Boyne area? There are plenty of local shops, tourist attractions and festivals to keep you occupied.

Perfect for mom and dad Mackinaw Trail Winery, south of Petoskey offers tours and tastings through the summer, featuring their two summer wines this year: Lake Harvest Riesling a white wine, and cherry sangria. They offer walk-in tours and the tastings are $5 a sample. Customers can keep the souvenir wine glass with that offer, and tours of the winery are always free. Prices range from $5 to $40 dollar wines. “Come out and sample the local wines, produced here in the Petoskey area,” said Raffaele Stabile, owner of Macinaw Trail Winery. “In the winery tour we take them right from the beginning stage from when we unload the grapes and look at the crush equipment. We give them tours of inside where we have the barrels and wine tanks and bottling wines.” Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Mackinaw Trail Winery is located at 3423 US Hwy 131, south of Petoskey; call (231) 487-1910 or go to for more information.

High-flying fun and so much more for the whole family Boyne Parasail and Water Sports in Boyne City offers everything water related from kayaks, canoes, fishing boats, to para-sailing options and jet skis for rent. Prices on para-sailing range from $59-$105, the shortest para-sailing time being eight minutes and the longest 16. “The para-sail boat fits up to 10 guests, family and friends,” said Joshua Grove, manager of Boyne Parasail and Water Sports. “They take off gently from the back of the flight deck and experience up to 500 vertical feet in the air, with breathtaking views of Lake Charlevoix.” He added, “We offer the best customer service, we have reservations to make the process run smoothly and we have all brand new equipment. So when guests come to rent a boat they know it's not going to

break down and it's quality.” Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to sunset. Located 1 Water Street, Boyne City Go ahead, pamper yourself Fiji Salon and Spa, located in the Water Street Center in downtown Boyne, offers specials yearround, with chances to win trips to places like Mexico or Hawaii or a free massage at the salon through a raffle. Cooling off at the Fiji Salon and Spa could be a great way to spend the day—refreshing yourself on vacation—or if you just need a mini vacation during the week. Prices of typical massages, according to Dan Gardner, owner of Fiji Salon and Spa, would be $60, a dollar per minute, although prices for all services are flexible, depending on the amount of work. “We try to tailor the pricing for the work being done. It allows us to be

more fair with our price for the customers,” Gardner said. Reservations are recommended but not necessary, according Gardner, walk-ins are accepted, but making appointments allow for them to prepare. “You definitely get your value for your money,” he said. “We are all about your experience... We want you to enjoy, relax and have a good time—and that's what we provide.” Hours of operation are MondayThursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at 5 W. Main St. in Boyne City. Read a good book Wether you’re looking for a little self-improvement, an action-packed thriller or you just need a good laugh, Local Flavor Bookstore has a wide variety of reading material and the best gourmet coffee around. Better yourself with a copy of Mark Kowalske’s “The Boyne Advantage” or laugh at the antics of local journalist and humorist Benjamin Gohs with his new book “I’m So Great ... and other delusions.” Those books and so many more are available at Local Flavor, located at

Free Activities In addition to the numerous festivals, concerts, art fairs, car shows and more going on in the area—details in the Boyne Summer Guide or at—there are plenty of nature trails, beaches and other free attractions for you and the family. “Take a walk along the waterfront at sunset—get an ice cream cone and watch the sun go down,” said Jim Baumann, Executive Director of the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Baumann. “There are always lots of people doing this on a nice night.”

ers—meets on Monday mornings and rides “at a comfortably slow pace on flat terrain, and with minimal traffic.” So much music Evenings at the Gazebo features concerts at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday night in Old City

Park. And, every Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. is the ever-popular Stroll the Streets event with music, fun for the kids, treats and more. See the Boyne Events Guide online at or pick up a copy at stores all across Charlevoix County. Don’t miss the 6th Annual

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Exploring the past The Boyne City Historical Museum: a free option for families to learn about the history of Boyne City, from styling of houses when it was founded in 1856, to old news articles and trials of the residents during the beginning years of creating the city. It boasts a “great collection of historical photos. Through the years the museum has acquired photos of the old logging camps, BCG&A Railroad, W.H. White Lumber Mills, and much more.” Located at 319 North Lake St. in Boyne City. Call (231) 582-6597 for hours. get pedaling Baumann said a local cycling group—called Donna's Easy Rid-

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