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shoot the moon PG. 7

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news from around cvx pg 8

Look famiLiar? pg 13

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Elks snub Ramblers

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Boyne City Rambler Keegan Lablance, #33, defies gravity as he goes up for a shot against Elk Rapids last Tuesday Jan. 10. Elk Rapids beat Boyne City 61-54.

overall goals they would like to Benjamin see achieved over theGohs next couple News of years in BoyneEditor City. Boyne Manager feel Michael Boyne City City officials confiCain opened the event with a rundent they can continue to improve down of the previous goal-setting services and enhance offerings session from a couple years ago without increasing the overall and what type, if any, progress financial burden on Boyne City has been made on those goals. taxpayers. “IBoyne look around with whatMichael I see City Manager asCain, balanced growth – it hasn’t all last week, gave Boyne City happened in one sector,” he said Commissioners a preview of what ofthey the would highestbe priority, dealingwhich with was budjob creation and retention. “Over-

get-wise during their budget work session on Tuesday March 19. “I was trying to think of someall, with what’s going on with the thing that would capture the gist economy, I think we did fairly of it without getting into the dewell with that.” tails today and I guess the key Cain said a number of new busiphrase that I would use to sum up nesses have stayed, with several (the budget) … is ‘Maintain the more businesses planning to open quality of life and services that in the near future. we’ve come to expect from the The Dilworth Hotel was a top priCity of Boyne City,’” said Boyne ority and Cain said a lot of progCity Manager Michael Cain. ress has been made, but there is “And, you’ll see that this budmuch work yet to be done. get does that despite having the The Boyne Beach Club property, lowest taxable values since fiscal Cain said, has seen minor progyearand2007-2008—down nearly ress so too has broadband ac$16 million in taxable value since cess. our DDA high plan pointhas in been 2009-2010. In The renewed addition you’ll see we’re doing and extended which, Cain said, that despite maintaining the lowhelped set the tone for positive


City, public & Kirtland discuss noise and other complaints at public hearing Benjamin gohs associate editor

The Boyne City Commission reMackinaw Trail viewed the status of complaints reWinery offering lating to the Kirtland Products wood pellet manufacturing facility during locally made wines the regular Tuesday Jan. 10, meetThe Mackinaw Trail Winery, located ing. aboutCity 11 miles north ofDirector Boyne Falls, will Boyne Planning Scott hold a winegave tasting commissioners event to preview a McPherson selection of wines in its new facility. an overview of the situation before audience members spoke for and budget cont. 5 SEE PAGE 10 FOR MORE »goaLs, pG. 5 against the company. “Since the start of production of Kirtland Products we have had complaints about the operation,” he said. “While most of the complaints we have had in regards to noise there have also been concerns raised about odors and dust. In the Boyne City Zoning Ordinance the performance standards 21.78 addresses noise, odor, dust – similar types of nuisances. In addition the city also hasCharlevoix a noise ordinanceCounty which specifically addresses motors, fans, dryers, Board endssimilar contract similar mechanisms, to what Kirtland has at their facility.” with Emmet County McPherson added, “It adoes seem Get the full story, including detailed timepretty clear that they are in violation line of events, on the controversy surroundof that ordinance.” ing the county’s recycling bid process and McPherson said to the has been in ultimate decision endcity its contract 2.5 years contact with Kirtland to ensure they early. READ THE STORY FREE ONLINE are aware of the issues. “To their credit they have seemed to be proactive and sincere in their efforts to resolve these issues. However, the impact is ongoing and it is area,” said Boyne City Commission- cally, when the funds are available it unacceptable at certain levels and it er Derek Gaylord. is hard to say no. does need to be remedied as soon as The plot would give the city 575 feet “At this point there is no existing … possible,” McPherson said. “If they of lake frontage along the Boyne need to say we own this property do continue to violate the ordinances River north of Spring Street. land cont. pg 4 the city does have the ability to isGaylord said that, historisue civil infractions or to request enforcement orders.” Representatives from Kirtland Products were in attendance. March Madness! Audience members were instructed courtesy photo to keep Kevin their Langecomments lets loose on Madto March five minTy Wellman is pictured upside down as he pulls a trick. ness in this week’s edition of ‘Game On.’ utes or fewer. “We are aware of complaints and seethe page 15 for more

Grant check Hearing on $100k property buy City pursues Rocketsetman comes home City officials watercraft checks out Boyne consider buying five Concern caused acres of waterfront control ord. by confusion over land from Moodys Benjamin gohs associate editor

Benjamin gohs “It gives law officials—the associate editor DNR, the county—the ability to Charlevoix County Commissioners enforce slow/no wake within the dubious over a harbor,” said Boyne City Harbor $1,700 check Master Barb Brooks.for “Currently grant-writthe state law allows for ing slow/no services wake 100 feet from any pier.” duridentified Brooks said there are ing multiple the Jan. 11, uses, including fishing and board caregular noeing along with meeting marina us-can age, of Lake Charlevoix rest near easy. the mouth of the BoyneSeveral River—all of the of which contribute commissionto congesCHERiE BRoWE ers were taken tion. aback boats when “Some of those larger they discovcoming in, even though they ered Charlevoix County Cherie slow down, they leaveClerk quite a Browe had been paid $1,700 for wake behind them and it leavesher work on securing a nearly $48,000 remonumentation grant in late 2011, cont. pg 4 but ordinance according to Charlevoix County Surveyor Lawrence Feindt, it was he who allocated the funding to Browe as is allowed under Michigan State law. “ThereWe is noneed question I did that,” he said in a telephone to interview on Friday Jan. 13. “She didn’t even know remodel. what was going on with that particular item.” That may explain Browe’s apparent confusion over why she was paid the money when questioned by commissioners during the meeting. “As far as I’m concerned, it wasn’t usual and so I asked questions about it,” said Charlevoix County Commissioner Shirlene Tripp (R-District 1), following the meeting, who initially questioned the check which was listed in the county agenda packet. “In Northern Michigan it just seems like we have an awful lot of embezzling going on – the month FDIC before,Member I questioned why so many checks were going to Charter.” She added, “I really didn’t mean to hang her (Browe) out to dry. I have no doubt it will be straightened out.”

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How development-friendly is Boyne? »wellman, Boyne namedpG. one9of eight cities for new MEDC program to determine development readiness

Remembering the Generals Benjamin Gohs News Editor

Boyne City has been selected as one of only eight cities across the state for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) program. Boyne City’s application to the RRC program—a course that provides approved municipalities with in-depth assessments, a report of findings and support for the implementation of recommended strategies needed to achieve certification—was announced on March 7. formal recog“The program measures and then RRC certification photoisbya chris fauLknor nition that a community has a certifies communities that integrate Christopher Fair (right) and Jeffre Kelts show off an old Horton Bayvision gentransparency, predictability and ef- for the future and the fundamental erals jersey from their playing days decades ago. ficiency into their daily development practices in place to get there.” practices,” says the MEDC. “The According to the MEDC, 36 com-

megan wilson contriButing writer It’s still a couple months from spring training, but several locals shared their memories of summer softball and their time with the Horton Bay Generals. For many years the people of Horton Bay harbored those same thoughts as the Horton Bay Generals began preparation for their Men’s slow pitch softball season. “The people in Horton Bay just loved the team,” said former team member Henry “Beano” Archey. The Horton Bay Generals team was formed in 1976 and managed by Jon Hartwell (deceased) until their change of venue in the early munities applied for evaluation. 1980s. “We are would excitedhave to take this valuable “They parties at Jon program statewide,” said MEDC

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Boyne’s own extreme skier Ty Wellman will be back in Northern Michigan for a high-flying competition at the end of this month. Wellman, who has been skiing since Benjamin he was 11 years old, isGohs excited to see News Editor his friends, family and compete at one of the hills he spentvotso The Boyne Citywhere Commission many hours practicing. ed unanimously, during its regular “We’re12 excited to be to able him March meeting, settoasee public compete because we’re not able to hearing—slated for 7 p.m. on March travel all that much to watch him,” 26—on the proposal to buy five acres said Ty’s dadproperty. Jeff Wellman. of waterfront Those looking Ty will be The discussion toonsupport the matter arose able to spot him by the pink bandanafter a prominent Boyne City family as he wears honor offered to sellinfive acresofofhis itsmother Boyne who has been fighting stage-four Riverfront property to the city—but, breast for several not all cancer are enthused with years. the idea of “I’ve only competed taking private propertyonce off at theGaytax lord, but I did train a lot on the halfrolls. pipehaven’t at the run Otsego Ty said. “I intoClub,” anybody that “I’m feeling a little confident just has said we don’t have enough park because of the home-field advantage.” The 2012 USSA Revolution Tour will be in Gaylord from Jan. 30

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Tyranny by any other name

It just ain’t natural

You have all undoubtedly heard, the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians—the local Native American tribe—officially began chris faulknor allowing gay ‘two cents’ marriage, making them the third tribe in the nation to do so. Most likely, you have happened upon the fact that the first gay wedding took place on Friday between two Boyne City residents: Tim LaCroix and Gene Barfield. Before I begin to opine on the topic, I would like to congratulate Tim and Gene both on their recent marriage and several decades spent in harmony together ... a little more love in the world never hurt anyone. So we all know the question is coming: “Doesn’t this violate the biblical perception of marriage?” Maybe, probably, but I’m going to go out on a limb here. Many things that are allowed in today’s society don’t square off with every single religion out there.

Since my partner took the opportunity to drop his two cents on why he thinks homosexuals should be benjamin gohs ‘don’t get me wrong’ a l l o w e d to marry each other, I figured I would aim this week’s two minutes hate in the same direction and opine on why they shouldn’t be allowed to get married. If you are easily offended I suggest you grab a box of tissues and the supplies necessary to construct boycott signs. Here I’ve compiled my top 10 reasons why gay people should not be allowed to get married: • 10. It’s against the Bible. The gods of several dozen of history’s hundreds of religions have condemned homosexual acts—in writing, so you know it’s serious—and it is up to all ablebodied heterosexuals to inhibit

If we were aiming for that, I’d have gotten my mail on Christmas. The reality is that our country shouldn’t be legislating religious beliefs no matter that they are. Or should they? If they are going to legislate marriage based on religious beliefs held by some, then there should probably be a ban on premarital sex too (I can see everyone wincing, yes I said it.) But why stop there? The Bible says we shouldn’t swear, so of course, use of the “F-bomb” and most of its four-lettered cousins should be banned as well. The Bible also has a lot to say about menstruating women, but I think you get the point. The common theme I see here is, “If you think it’s wrong, don’t do it.” If you think it’s wrong to consume alcohol, you can choose not to pick up a six-pack with your chips. If you think it’s wrong to have premarital sex, wait. If you think praying before every meal is God’s way, then I certainly won’t disturb you as you pray inside McDonalds. Lastly, if you think it’s wrong to marry a partner of the same sex, you show your obedience to God every day by not marrying someone with a matching set of chromosomes.

Is it right or is it wrong? That’s not what this is about. This is truly about the separation of church and state, and about the freedoms afforded to us as Americans. People have the freedom not to do things they consider wrong, but don’t others have the right not to be bound by everyone else’s moral beliefs? I also see the “America is a Christian nation” discussion on the horizon, in fact, if you want to witness it, I’d turn your radio to 106.3 on Wednesday at 5, because I can hear it coming. I love our country, but it has never legislated an official religion before, and shouldn’t start now. Our nation may have been built by people claiming to walk with Jesus Christ, but let’s ask the group of people who were living here when we arrived. Did the settlers kneel on the side of the Trail of Tears and recite the Lord’s Prayer before reloading their guns? The bottom line is if we as Americans are going to learn from the successes and failures of our forefathers, the last thing we should be doing is trying to legislate away someones right to do anything that doesn’t harm others.

the civil rights of these people because God is incapable of judging and sentencing them without our help. • 9. Gay marriage is the gateway to unfathomable vileness. After all, if you allow two women to marry today the next thing you know men will be wedding horses, dogs will be courting cats and your toaster will run away with that bag of raisin bagels in the back of the fridge. Think I’m exaggerating? You’ve seen all that strange bread going in and out of the toaster day after day. Rye, wheat, pumpernickel … even the occasional English muffin—it just ain’t natural. • 8. Gays are terrible parents. If you let these weirdos get married today they’re going to want to adopt Chinese babies tomorrow. And all we need are a bunch of dysfunctional communist toddlers running amok because Adam and Steve thought it would be trendy to have a kid. At least one million studies I read, but that are no longer available online, show that homosexuals are inca-

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Be grateful for the bright spots, even in the whims of winter As I recall winters in Boyne City over the past 50 years none, in all their variances and wide range of snow fall or lengths annethurston-brandley resemble this one which ‘Beautiful boyne’ spreads itself over everything as I look out my window. Its beauty is awesome beyond words. All my life I have heard March referred to as the month which comes in like a Lion and leaves like a lamb. Although there have been March’s which did the very opposite; roaring their way out. Last evening I asked Ray to dig out his calendar from last year. He is a type of abbreviated record and event keeper as he jots down the temps of each day and briefly the day’s activities. I have never been able to stick with any memory book I have been given – perhaps for a week or so and then its blank pages extend right through Dec. 31. Once I had Ray’s calendar in hand I found March’s page and sure enough, just as I thought I remembered a year ago today it was 68 degrees and the following topped off at 80. Two more days of the following week hung in there also, yet by the 31st the high had slipped back to 45 and April behaved in a more normal manner. Yet somehow summer came early. And then there was the Fourth of July back about halfway when my first husband, Ed and I and our four children stood curb side on Water Street’s curb to clap as the parade passed by. We were huddled in our winter jackets, collars up and chins tucked in. Gloves or mittens softened our clapping and caps held the cold winds blowing in off the lake from chilling us to the bone. Here in Boyne one never knows. The Presbyterian Church is planning its second annual Easter Egg Hunt for the children here in Boyne this year. I’m not certain the day, but as Easter is the last day of March I suspect the hunt will be on a March day also. No matter the amount of sun shine and bright blue skies or lack there off the hunt will go on in Veterans Park and a fun day will be had by also those who participate, assist the hunters, or just sit and watch their expressions of joy. We who live year-round here in Boyne are the fortunate. Just being in such an unpredictable bit of God’s world is a challenge many don’t have to deal with. Yet they have annual weather we never experience. Compared to our winter’s beautiful

snow, even with its shuffling, ice and cold temperatures the affects of typhoons, tsunamis, cyclones, hurricanes, flooding and landslides in other parts of the world makes our area extremely fortunate. It is when we stop to think about those things we grumble and complain about that we often discover, considering what others are living with how very fortunate we are. Here in our small town we don’t face city problems where lack of a good education prevents applying for decent job opportunities, where lack of elbow room prevents one

from thinking positively, or to reach out to a stranger for help is not advisable, or the great outdoors world is an unknown. Here we have friends we don’t even know, we are welcome to participate in community activities, gather in our park and on our beaches, our library’s doors are open to all and the concerts in the park are treasures. If we desperately need help all we have to do is ask for it. We can feel the sun on our faces and marvel in the stars at night. We can feed the birds and walk our pets. Oh, some of us allow ourselves to

get worked up over this and that. But it is my experience those who do this habitually are those who have not taken the time to look about and really see where it is they live and all its rewards and possibilities. They don’t watch their TVs or read their newspapers or travel to other lands. They don’t stop to put themselves in some other location where their very life could be much more difficult and dangerous. Oh, I’m not unaware of the many needs here in our country, even in Boyne. But I am thankful in both places I am free to seek help or ex-

tend help to those who have need. I won’t be thrown in prison if I gripe about something or someone. I will be heard. For example are the columns I write for Boyne’s Gazette. I am certain there are and always will be those who find me saying things they disagree with. That is OK. The important thing is your absolute freedom to do so. Just like March’s weather; you may not appreciate its beauty because you hate its ice, wind and dark days. I love it.

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Boyne City Police Department Incident Report Monday, March 4 7:03am Vehicle unlock in the 1400 block of Pleasant Av 9:12am 911 hang up call from the 1000 block of Boyne Av 1:07pm Vehicle unlock in the Sunday February 6 Cloudy 27

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400 block of N Lake St 3:45pm Citation issued for loudspeaker ordinance violation in the 400 block of N Lake St 4:17pm Arrested subject on warrant 7:35pm Found wallet turned in to officer. Was returned to owner. Tuesday, March 5 4:25am False alarm in the 100 block of E Water St 9:55am Report of hit and run to truck in the 400 block of N Lake St the day before 10:09am Complaint about dogs not being on leash at Avalanche 11:18am Old shotgun shells dropped off at PD for disposal 12:04pm 911 hang up from the Industrial Park 12:56pm Vehicle unlock in the 600 block of W Court St 2:41pm Report of attempted mail fraud. 4:10pm Report of hit and run in the 400 block of N Lake St the day before 5:57pm Pornography complaint from the 1000 block of Boyne Av 6:13pm 911 hang up from the 100 block of W Michigan Av 8:14pm Assist Sheriff Department with bank alarm 8:19pm Assist to Sheriff Department at Lake and Lower Lake Street 8:21pm Citation issued for im-

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• Sheriff W.D. Schneider reports on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at 8:07pm the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office responded to a one vehicle personal injury traffic crash on Rogers Road near Mt. Bliss Road in South Arm Township. Fifty-four year old Kenneth James Phillips of East Jordan was traveling westbound on Rogers Road west of Mt. Bliss Road in his 1987 Ford F-150 pickup. He lost control and ran off the road striking a large tree head on. The passenger in the vehicle, nine year old Kenneth Wayne Phillps Jr., also of East Jordan, complained of pain on his chest from the seatbelt. EMS was refused. The Sheriff's Office was assisted

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From pg.2 pable of raising children. Nuff said. 7. It’s a matter of survival. Since homosexuality is a choice, it is highly likely that, once gayness is widely accepted and gay marriage is legalized, most people will choose to become gay for its obvious benefits of looking fabulous, being really clean and having impeccable interior design skills. Within three generations this scourge would go from in the closet to global gayness of pandemic proportions. Scientists estimate that, by the year 2100, there will only be a small tribe of elderly—though well-dressed— gentlemen who spend mankind’s final days on this planet listening to Barbara Streisand albums and eating quiche. • 6. It spreads diseases. While I don’t understand the physics involved, when gay people get too close to one another they emit a unique set of pheromones that, when combined, cause the common cold. Regardless of the propaganda spread by the lame-stream, elite, drive-by, liberal media, even looking at an infected gay can cause you to contract conditions like rickets and a fondness for Judy Garland. • 5 It’s against traditional values. Since gays are pure evil, they do not have the same motivations as the rest of us. While a heterosexual man goes to work to earn money to support his family, gay men only go to work to try to seduce straight men into the gay lifestyle. While straights believe in telling the truth, gays always lie. While good traditional families go on picnics on the Fourth of July, the gays spend the

6:18pm Citation issued for running red light at Water and Park Streets 11:12pm Report of intoxicated subject on Harris St. Was arrested for Disorderly Person.

proper lane use at Lake and Vogel Streets 11:45pm Dog complaint in the 100 block of E Pine St Wednesday, March 6 12:20am Assist Sheriff Department in Walloon 4:15am Assist citizen at the PD 8:10am Assist Sheriff Department with reported domestic dispute on Hull St 9:28am Report of unresponsive subject in Avalanche parking lot 10:34am Report of aggressive unleashed dog at Avalanche 10:18am False alarm in the 100 block of W Michigan Av 12:14pm Report of Sex Offender Registry violation 12:53pm Report of different Sex Offender Registry violations 2:23pm Report of subject texting sexually explicit material. 3:46pm NSF check complaint from the 400 block of N Lake St

Thursday, March 7 7:37am False alarm on W Water St 9:48am Car deer accident in the 1200 block of Marshall Rd. Deer was dispatched. 12:10pm Welfare check on fisherman near the river mouth 5:02pm Vehicle unlock in the 300 block of E Division St 7:03pm Arrested subject for DWLS third offense at Division and Lewis St Friday, March 8 8:50am False alarm in the 200 block of S Lake St 9:11am Report of lost wallet 9:20am Random drug search with dog at the High School. No drugs found. 12:34pm Report of found bike in the 400 block of N Lake St 2:18pm Private property damage accident reported from the 400 block of Hemlock 4:15pm Fraudulent check complaint received in the 300 block of N Lake St 7:43pm Report of 3 juveniles jumping in front of cars on Park St near Division St

at the scene by the East Jordan Police Department. • Sheriff W.D. (Don) Schneider reports on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at approximately 2:30pm the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office responded to a two vehicle personal injury accident which occurred on Peninsula Road near LaLonde Road in South Arm Township. John Charles Kraemer, 63 year old East Jordan resident, was southbound on Peninsula Road when he crossed the center line and struck a 2004 Toyota mini van with 16 year old driver, Lydia Hindle of Charlevoix. Kraemer was driving a 2001 Ford pickup. East Jordan EMS and the East Jordan Fire Department responded to the crash. The passenger

day eating bubble and squeak and saluting the French flag. • 4. It threatens traditional marriage. Just like the moon affects the Earth’s tides, your neighbor’s marriage has a direct and profound effect on your marriage. If Bob and Lois up the street are fighting, then you and your wife will automatically begin to bicker. If your brother is cheating on his wife, you are much more likely to be unfaithful to yours. Worst of all are the rogue packs of gays roaming from village to village, burning marriage licenses and converting unwitting straights to their alternative, glittery lifestyle. • 3. It’s unpatriotic. As someone who believes in smaller and less intrusive government I just can’t support a move that would impinge my freedom to tell others how to live. Besides, how can we be expected to stand up to morally upright countries like Iran when they find out that, not only does America not give gays the death penalty—like Iran does—but we’ve given them civil rights like the ability to marry one another? The first step to Chinese boots on American soil is allowing light loafers to legislate. • 2. Poisoning the gene pool. If gays start marrying, the next thing you know they’ll start producing gay babies. The more gay babies we have, the more gay marriages there will be. The more gay marriages there are, the more gay babies we’ll have. Without the masculine features of a good heterosexual like Rock Hudson or the

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Saturday, March 9 12:35am Suspicious subject wearing ski mask on E Water St 12:51am Suspicious activity in the 400 block of Vogel St 9:14am Witness intimidation complaint reported in the 500 block of N Lake St 4:13pm Suspicious juveniles reported in the 100 block of River St 8:53pm Lodged stray dog at shelter 9:26pm 2 vehicle property damage accident at Division and Pleasant Av Sunday, March 10 9:26am Welfare check in the 1000 block of S Lake St 12:45pm Harassing text complaint received from the 300 block of Silver St 8:24pm Found debit card turned into PD. Turned over to bank. 9:37pm Multiple reports of intoxicated subject. Was located on Elm St.

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of the Toyota was Judith Ann Hindle. The driver, Lydia Hindle, was transported to the Charlevoix Area Hospital where she was treated for her injuries. This incident remains under investigation. Sheriff Schneider appreciates those motorists who slow down when driving near the scene of an accident, especially when emergency responders are present. brilliant mind of a straight man like Oscar Wilde, we’ll be relegated to folks like Richard Simmons and Rip Taylor. After all, no kid ever said: “When I grow up I want to be a hairdresser!” • 1. It’s scary! My lack of experience in dealing with friends and family members who are admittedly homosexual has caused unreasonable levels of fear to develop in my brain. My empathy deficit for people different than myself is caused by numerous influences but it is much simpler and more comfortable to lash out at them instead of engaging in the hard and scary act of introspection that I hope others would afford me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I necessarily hate gay people; but, even if I wanted to support their right to live as they see fit, I would face ridicule from some of my friends, family and colleagues ... and, sticking up for those without a voice just doesn’t seem worth it. You think you’re offended? Try to imagine living like a secondclass citizen in your own country.

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everybody that’s in the water in that area bobbing around,” Brooks said. This was not a hearing for a local city Watercraft Control Ordinance but a resolution that would be forwarded to the State of Michigan for them to consider and hold another public hearing on the matter. The proposed “no wake/slow wake” area would cover a 200foot area from the One Water Pier towards the Boyne City Municipal Marina. Boyne City currently has its own local ordinance that addresses wakes but it does not have the full authority, nor the means, to enforce it. “While you may see ‘No Wake’ buoys around Lake Charlevoix, including our own within the harbor, the only enforceable areas are the narrows in Ironton and Round Lake in Charlevoix,” stated Brooks in a March 7 letter to Boyne City Manager Michael Cain. “DNR staff has worked with the city in the past to temporarily permit the placement of buoys in the area of our harbor but has reminded us they can only enforce violations within the 100 feet of any dock/pier.” Brooks said that, by the time you reach the Boyne City end of the lake you have pretty much deadended and it only makes sense to slow your watercraft’s speed. “Taking into consideration all of these factors and various actives on the lake and working with the DNR and Charlevoix County Marina Patrol staff, I believe the city should request that the DNR consider increasing the 100-foot rule to 200 feet in the vicinity of our harbor area,” Brooks stated. “If this goes into affect, city staff


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and this one here will fill a gap for a need,” he said. “I haven’t seen in the master plan exactly what use that this property will be used for … other than it would be a good idea to grab it because it’s for sale—when we’re spending taxpayer money that isn’t always the best reason.” Boyne City Commissioner Tom Neidhamer disagreed with Gaylord’s assessment. “I think it’s an opportunity that we can’t pass up because it does fit into the long-range plans, it does fit into the possible linkage for hiking, biking, snowmobiling,” Neidhamer said. “I can see in the foreseeable future that connected to the park along Spring Street gets you right downtown to Old City Park.” He added, “I think it is good practice for the city government to buy property that is strategic property— not just any old property—but to buy property that is on lake-front or river-front that becomes the property for everyone is an asset … which far outweighs taking that property off the tax rolls.” Neidhamer said he has talked to many people who are in favor of the city acquiring land for public use. “The Moody Family has made the city aware of the property they own along the Boyne River that the city may wish to acquire,” said Boyne City Planner Scott McPherson. “Prior to selling the parcel the Moody family would like to do some reconfigurations on that.” McPherson said the property still needs to be appraised but the city would likely apply for a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant in the amount of $100,000—the estimated value of the property. A 25 percent match would be required to obtain the grant, if awarded. The grant submission deadline is April 1. A public hearing is required before an application can be made. According to McPherson, the pur-

will work with the DNR to place ‘Slow/No Wake’ buoys in appropriate locations.” Andrea Erratt with the Law Enforcement Division of the Gaylord branch of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources

But, if the violation is egregious enough—a boater enters the area at top speed with reckless disregard—a citation may be issued. Boyne City Commissioner Derek Gaylord asked how many accidents or injuries have been caused

I’m wondering if we’re trying to implement a fix for a problem that doesn’t exist already. Nobody can give me statistics or examples of where we’ve had close calls. —bc commissioner derek gaylord

advised city commissioners to include language about their marina expansion plans in the proposed Watercraft Control Ordinance. “If, when you adopt this law, you could do it with wording to include that expansion … to the effect that ‘it shall be a slow/no wake zone within 200 feet of any dock, pier or structure connected with the Boyne City Marina and the One Water Street Marina’ then if you do an expansion we won’t have to change the law again,” she said. “So, then it will be adopted under state law … so we can enforce it.” Charlevoix County Sheriff Deputy Sgt. Don Richards, Marine Division, told city commissioners his office supports the proposed ordinance. “We feel that it’s a safety issue as boats coming in to slow them down sooner so we’re not having people knocked off the dock or people on their boat getting rocked off into the water,” Richards said. Boyne City Commissioner Laura Sansom asked what constitutes a safe speed. Richards said “just fast enough to control your vessel.” Violations of the slow/no wake zones generally result in warnings, Richards said.

chase of waterfront property is a goal of the Boyne City Parks and Recreation Plan. “It currently would abut a large piece of property—Riverside Park on the other side of Spring Street—that goes basically down to the end of Spring Street and abuts the Consumer’s Energy property as well,” said Boyne City Manager Michael Cain. “We are having discussions with Consumer’s Energy about having an easement across their property to connect it to the downtown area.” He added, “Slowly and surely we have been acquiring properties so we can have a continual link along the Boyne River throughout town.” Boyne City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jim Baumann said he gets numerous requests for hiking areas and that they would only serve to enhance the area. “It’s just one more piece of the puzzle,” he said. “You’ve got to get them when they come available.” Gaylord said he is “perplexed” with the city’s desire to take property off the tax rolls. “This particular property, isn’t that like wetlands, cattail all along the majority part of that anyways?” Gaylord said. “I’m wondering about the functionality of that particular piece and even though the state’s willing to pay 75 percent of other people’s money to acquire it … I’ve talked to quite a few people who wanted me to share that they have no desire for the city to keep buying real-estate and this type of property.” Cain said the property is mostly wetlands. Gaylord said the many parks throughout the city are not utilized to full capacity as is. “I just have a strong concern about spending taxpayer money on this property,” he said, adding that he would not be against a future property swap for land downtown that would benefit the taxpayers as well as a property owner. “I understand the current property owner’s desire to sell it and, in a down economy, if it was a good value it probably would have sold already,” he said. Cain said to his knowledge the property was not listed and that it was of-

by the lack of an ordinance over the last few years. “There actually hasn’t been a lack of posting of it and that’s how we got here in the first place,” said Erratt. “When I transferred here I realized that a lot of the buoys throughout the whole county were not permitted and through the law the State of Michigan has to issue a permit for slow/no wake buoys … but those buoys have been out there.” She added, “It was an unenforceable law.” Richards said there have been few if any accidents or injuries Derek Gaylord caused by boat wakes of which he is aware. “That’s the conclusion I’m coming to as well,” Gaylord said. “I’m wondering if we’re trying to implement a fix for a problem that doesn’t exist already. Nobody can give me statistics or examples of where we’ve had close calls— you said somebody was knocked off a dock but that was in the marina (and) that’s already within the (no-wake) zone.”

He added, “Nobody’s given any evidence of a need other than a desire for that, that’s why I’m looking for statistics.” Brooks said the buoys that are in the water are currently near the 200-foot mark but are not enforceable. Gaylord asked Brooks how many instances she had reported to her regarding safety violations regarding the wake zone. “I can’t say that there were any incidents as far as accidents,” she said. “I certainly witnessed different occasions where it appeared to be dangerous and could have resulted in something more serious.” Boyne City Commissioner Delbert “Gene” Towne said he believes there is potential for problems if the ordinance is not enacted. Boyne City tom neidhamer Commissioner Tom Neidhamer agreed with Towne, adding that the city should be proactive in dealing with the issue. Criteria the state will consider before passing an ordinance for Boyne City include the following: Status of any accidents that have occurred in the area in question Complaints received by local law enforcement agencies regarding the area User conflicts Whether existing law adequately regulates the activities subject to the proposed special rules Current and historical depth of water Commissioners adopted the resolution with a vote of 4-1 with Gaylord as the lone “no” vote. The issue will not go before the state which will consider the proposal.

I think it’s an opportunity that we can’t pass up because it does fit into the long-range plans, it does fit into the possible linkage for hiking, biking, snowmobiling. —bc commissioner tom neidhamer

fered to the city first. “Generally, in a down economy, if you are looking to buy a piece of property that’s generally the time to buy not to sell,” Cain said. Gaylord said the deadline may be fast approaching but that is no reason to rush into a land deal. Cain said the grant process would take up to two years to complete. “There’s plenty of time for conversation. If the commission’s really not serious about it … then I think, yes, push it off because we don’t want to be applying for a grant and then go back and say ‘no, we’re not really in-

terested,’” Cain said. Boyne City Commissioner Delbert “Gene” Towne said he is not in favor of purchasing private property but that he would like to hear what the community has to say about it. Boyne City Commissioner Laura Sansom said she, too, would like to hear public opinion on the matter. A public hearing on the matter has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 26 in Boyne City Hall. Anyone who cannot attend the meeting is urged to submit their comments to 319 North Lake St., Boyne City, MI 49712.

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gets than in this one as the source for some $200,000 of our annual budget fades away over the next five or so years.” From pg.1 According to Cain, taxable values in the city are projected to est millage rate in some 37 years, decrease by 1.5 percent or $1.4 partially because of that.” million. He added, “You will see that we “Through a combination of lower propose doing this without hiring millage rates and lower taxable any additional full-time employvalues our taxpayers will be payees.” ing another $46,810 less to help The current city millage rate of support the City and its services 15.51 mils is expected to remain to them compared to the year bestatic. fore,” Cain stated. “That’s a proHowever, Boyne City Commisjected tax loss of approximately sioner Derek Gaylord asked what $414,735 coming into the general the city’s operating budget would fund this coming fiscal year comlook like if the millage rate was pared to that budgeted for in fisdropped by another half of a mil. cal year 2009/2010, in just four Cain said he would calculate the years.” numbers and Cain said the city Through a combination of lower have them ready staff has been reby Tuesday. millage rates and lower taxable duced by threeBy law, the City and-a-half posivalues our taxpayers will be paycan levy up to 20 tions over the past mils. Each mil ing another $46,810 less to help two years. levied generates “Staff has respondsupport the City and its services to nearly $161,000. ed well and to the The 4.49 mils them compared to the year before. general public the that go uncollevels of service lected equals —michael cain boyne city mngr. we provide remain approximately the same or better than it was in the nearly $320,000. $722,828. past,” he stated. “The budget as proThough there are no plans to do The motor pool’s budget increased posed includes no additional hiring to account for the purchase of so, the city can levy up to 16.01 although I remain mindful of possia new dump truck estimated at mils without a vote of the public, ble future retirements as the seniorand up to 20 mils with a vote of $160,000 and a new commercial ity of our workforce continues mower estimated at $35,000. the public. to increase.” “Despite all the local progress and The city’s airport board has recDespite the downward trend in revoptimism these are not things we ommended increasing plane fuel enues, the city continues to plan for dare take for granted. For as much by a nickel per gallon and an ininfrastructure improvements. as we would like to be beyond the crease in monthly hangar rentals difficult economic times, the fi- “The biggest of these … is the $1 between $15 and $25. million budgeted for facility imThere is also a two-percent in- nancial world around us for over provement in public buildings. This the last five years can still have crease proposed for water and money is being brought forward some very real economic impacts sewer rates to help pay for future from the same sum that we budgeton us,” Cain said in his budget system improvements. ed this year,” he stated. “This connarrative. “Programs we have The proposed budget is for the tinues to be nowhere near an exact used to our advantage in the past, May 2013—April 2014 fiscal number and could be much more or year and is subject to changes fol- such as the Community Development Block Grant a program that less depending on what we actually lowing the work session. decide to do as we move forward, Various proposed expendi- has helped fund infrastructure, but demonstrates that we can bring facades and other development tures have been highlighted in significant resources to the table, eiprojects, could be cut back.” the proposed budget: ther alone or with others, to do the He added, “A more concrete im• Street lighting – $70,000 work the community chooses to pact is the gift from Lansing of • Planning – $155,556 eliminating Personal Property do.” • Mayor and city commission taxes over the next few years. Once city officials have devised a salaries – $12,000 (commissioners While these cuts are now law their solid budget they will present the receive $2,300 annually/the mayor receives impact will be more in future bud- proposed budget to the public. $2,800 annually) • Office supplies – $10,000 • Postage - $3,800 • Sidewalk construction – $108,000 • Police department – $618,166 • Parks & recreation – $289,600 • Rubbish collection – $33,200 • Cemetery – $59,565 • Ambulance – $798,010 • Fire department – $573,050 • Marina & launch ramp – $461,550 • Airport – $140,700 • Motor pool – $411,040 The fire department’s budget increased significantly to include the purchase of a new pumper truck estimated to cost $350,000. The marina and launch ramp budget also increased due to the proposed dredging and dock renovation project, expected to cost



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President and CEO Michael A. Finney. “Improving the redevelopment readiness of communities is another tool to attract investment and economic growth in Michigan.” According to the MEDC, the RRC program supports Michigan communities to become development ready and competitive in today’s economy by promoting the use of effective redevelopment strategies and RRC envisions communities that creatively reuse space, embrace economic innovation and best practices, and proactively plan their future, making them more attractive to redevelopment investments that create thriving places where people want to live, work and play. “I’ve had preliminary discussions with the MEDC on the process and

scheduling. They need to do an initial presentation to the city,” said Boyne City Planning Director Scott McPherson. “ The MEDC will meet with city officials during the Boyne City Planning Commission’s regular May 20 meeting. The RRC will measure and certify communities that integrate transparency, predictability and efficiency into their daily development practices. “The program was originally launched by the Michigan Suburbs Alliance in southeast Michigan in 2003 to assist municipalities build deliberate, fair and consistent development processes from the inside out,” says the MEDC. “It taps the vision of local residents and business owners to help shape a communitysupported plan for growth.” It further stated, “When a community becomes a certified RRC community, it signals that it has worked

to remove redevelopment barriers by having clear development procedures, a community-supported redevelopment vision, an open and predictable review process and more compelling sites for developers to locate their latest projects. RRC communities know what kind of community they want to be and are ‘open for business.’” According to the MEDC, communities with development sites need to send clear signals that they are ready to engage with developers in dialogue and make prompt decisions with potential investors. The RRC will help communities address issues which may prohibit new types of opportunities. The rigorous RRC assessment is detailed in the RRC Best Practices, which are standards essential to an efficient, predictable development process. Best Practices cover: • Community Plans and Public Outreach • Zoning Policy and Regulations

• Development Review Process • Education and Training

• Redevelopment Ready Sites • Community Prosperity

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County planning commission The Charlevoix County Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Pine Lake Room (basement level) at the Charlevoix County Building to discuss potential planning projects for 2013. The meeting is open to the public, and all who are interested are invited to attend.


SYNOPSIS March 13, 2013 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met March 13, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in the Charlevoix County Commissioners room. All Commis-

sioners were present. Motion approved the agenda as amended. Motion approved the consent agenda as amended. Motion approved Resolution #13018, Award Hauling and Processing Bid for Recyclables. Commissioners Lasater and Sullivan voting no. Motion approved Resolution #13019, Publishing. Motion approved Resolution #13020, Department Start-Up Cash and authorized the Treasurer to fund said account. Chairman Evans reminded the Commissioners that the March 27th evening meeting will be in Boyne City. Motion adjourned the meeting at 11:00 a.m. Complete copies of Board minutes can be found on the County website, Cheryl Potter Browe, County Clerk


COUNTY OF CHARLEVOIX SECOND READING AND CONSIDERATION TO ENACT AN AMENDMENT TO THE BOYNE CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES At a regular Boyne City City Commission Meeting held at City Hall on February 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm, an amendment to Boyne City Ordinance Section 34 Fireworks Ordinance was presented as a first reading. A second reading is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm for PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO REPEAL EXISTING SECTION 34, Ar-

ticle IV, Division 2, “Fireworks,” and adopt a new division to provide for the ignition, discharge and use of consumer and display fireworks. This Ordinance shall become effective fifteen (15) days from its enactment. First Reading: February 12, 2013 Second reading: March 26, 2013


minute synopsis March 12, 2013 Regular Meeting – Approved the February 26, 2013 regular City Commission meeting minutes; Approved to adopt the Local Watercraft Resolution to the MDNR Law Enforcement Division and request the MDNR hold a public hearing and consider adoption

of a Local Watercraft Ordinance that would enforce Slow / No Wake within 200’ off the end of any Boyne City Municipal Pier and the One Water Marina; Approved to award the proposal for sediment sampling to Sagasser & Associates for an amount not to exceed $4,587; Approved proposal from Abonmarche for harbor dredging engineering services not to exceed $17,900; Approved Scott carbon air bottles from Argus Hazco for $2,956; Approved to authorize staff to proceed with preparing grant application paperwork to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust fund for property purchase on the Boyne River and authorization to schedule a public hearing on this matter at the March 26, 2013 meeting; Approved to change the March 26, 2013 meeting time from noon

to 7:00 pm; Authorized staff to work out the details to participate in Mayor’s Exchange with the City of Manistee this year; Proclaimed the week of March 10 – 17, 2013 as Boyne City Irish Heritage Week; Approved request of City Manager to go into closed session regarding 1) Attorney/Client Privilege document as provided in MCL 15.268 (h) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act (PA 267 of 1976) and 2) consider strategy connected with the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement as provided in MCL 15.268 (c) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act (PA 267 of 1976). The next regular City Commission meeting is scheduled for March 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer

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ARIES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by personal health issues which may influence your attitude. Dwell on what you can do, not what you can’t. Strive hard to get past old restrictions. Big expectations may bring unexpected pressure. You’ll need to keep your composure. Show how well you can work with teammates. Lucky numbers: 3, 15, 28, 29, 35, 49. TAURUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by a feeling like you have been working far too hard. You need to find ways to change your old routine. Take the time to smell the flowers. You may feel vulnerable to others criticism right now. Push those negative thoughts out of your mind. You will achieve all your desired goals. Lucky numbers: 6, 8, 12, 22, 23, 24. GEMINI - This week’s scenario is highlighted by discrepancies which will be found within recent events. You will be worried about your future employment. Insist on receiving honest answers. Your future plans may not be envisioned by all. Others may look for fault, but you’ll appreciate the strong aspects that can help the most. Lucky numbers: 5, 11, 18, 23, 45, 46. CANCER - This week’s scenario is highlighted by realizing your immediate plans may not be as simple as you thought. You will need to look a lot deeper to be able to see your future more clearly. You’ll start to feel better once you begin to be your fun loving self. Even though times have changed, you need to hold onto your past. Lucky numbers: 2, 4, 7, 22, 24, 27. LEO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by you feeling the weight of your many responsibilities. Once you get your routine right, you’ll have much more flexibility with your time demands. Emotions are very high. You need to try hard to keep your temper under control. Once you understand the truth, cooler heads will prevail. Lucky numbers: 15, 25, 27, 29, 37, 39. VIRGO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your strong ties to your roots which

will help you deal with a situation on a different perspective. You’ll see how one could be misunderstood.Some interesting news from far away may help you to understand recent events. Your research and investigations will find the reasons. Lucky numbers: 7, 18, 20, 27, 36, 44. LIBRA - This week’s scenario is highlighted by the fact that even though you do not always fit the normal mould, you definitely have your own style. Aspects of your personality will shine this week. You may have to show your true colors to those who doubt your loyalty. If your heart is true then you will have nothing to worry about. Lucky numbers: 14, 24, 26, 30, 32, 43. SCORPIO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by knowing your goals are solid. All eyes will be on your recent accomplishments. Take advantage of this opportunity to blow your own horn a little. Your change in focus will prove that you did in fact learn an important lesson. Teamwork will help accomplish the tasks you require. Lucky numbers: 10, 18, 22, 35, 47, 49. SAGITTARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by good communications that will continue as long as you lead in the discussions. You will realize that you are very important to others plans. Whether you are preparing fine

dining or simple comfort food, your past experience give you that little edge on your competition. Enjoy. Lucky numbers: 1, 6, 15, 20, 31, 37. CAPRICORN - This week’s scenario is highlighted by the fact all roads you take this week will lead you to a sort of spiritual awakening. Use this time to refresh and rejuvenate your positive energy. Good relations with those you work with will enable you to spread your influence. Some interesting employment opportunities exist. Lucky numbers: 11, 16, 19, 21, 23, 33. AQUARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by a need to value the instinctive powers that you possess. Sharing your enlightenment with younger people will help you to progress. Your positive energy will help you to meet tight deadlines. You’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish once you get started. Lucky numbers: 1, 8, 12, 25, 37, 41. PISCES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by a bright expectations that may turn out not to be enough true information. You may have to look elsewhere for what you really require. Family and friends will invite you to join at gatherings. Take them up on invites and you’ll be able to find new way to share your ideas. Lucky numbers: 2, 3, 17, 35, 44, 46.

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March 23, 1840 by Dr. John W. Draper. The inventor of the daguerreotype photo process actually took a moon shot a year earlier, but none of his early photos have survived. On March 25, 1655, C. Huygens discovered Titan, a moon of Saturn. The Cassini space mission carried a small probe named after Huygens which landed on Titan and provided pictures of its surface in 2005. Since first quarter moon was March 19th, this week is good one to study the moon as it gradually becomes full—the full moon is on March 27. The moon is quite easy to photograph; use a telephoto lens and tripod, or use a telescope and adapter to hold the camera in place. There are inexpensive devices available on the internet to allow one to attach a cell phone camera directly to a telescope for this as well. The other moon picture at the top of the column was taken with a cell phone camera held in front of a small telescope eyepiece. Experiment with the different settings, and you will be surprised at how good the image can turn out. The best images are when the moon is not full, but when it is partially lit. The strong contrast between the lit and the unlit portion of the moon gives great photos. If you are really adventurous, you can set the camera to record vid-

eo! The moon image will gradually move out of the frame due to Earth’s rotation, but you will have a video clip. There is an excellent free program on the web called Registax. It will automatically take a recorded video clip and will align and stack all of the individual frames which make up the clip. It saves the best frames and gives you a finished image that is truly spectacular! For images of other space objects, though, you will need a tracking mount (called an equatorial mount) to track the object as the Earth turns. There are inexpensive options which will allow you to build a tracking mount for under $20. These are usually manually operated, but can extend exposure times quite significantly without much star movement. This kind of mount is called a “barn door mount” and a quick check on the web will disclose lots of plans for them. NOMAC (Northern Michigan Astronomy Club www.nomac. net) has scheduled a barn door mount building session at one of the next few club meetings. If you are at all interested in viewing the night sky or taking pictures of it, take advantage of the astronomy club! Our next meeting is April 11 and we meet at Raven Hill Discovery Center in East Jordan at 7:30 p.m. Until then, clear skies and keep looking up!

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The Boyne City High School Performing Arts announces the beloved musical “Grease” March 16, 17, 22 and 23.

‘Grease’ continues "Grease is the word" at Boyne City High School for the next week or so. The popular musical about teenagers attending the fictional Rydell High School in the ‘50s will be produced by the school drama program. Shows will be in the school Performing Arts Center on March 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. Audience members who come in costume will be entered in a contest for best adult and best youth costume. Auditions were in December and full cast rehearsals started Jan. 2. Playing the leading roles are: Shelby Webster as Sandy Dumbrowski, Chuckie Sieradski as Kenickie, Logan Orban as Doody, Wyatt Long as Sonny, Jacob Knitter as Putzie, Marga-

ret Durbin as Betty Rizzo, Erin Baker as Frenchy, Meredith Hague as Marty, Ann Durbin as Jan, Elizabeth O'Donnell as Miss Lynch, Jordan Fair as Eugene Florczyk, Katelyn Skornia as Patty Simcox, Tanner Evans as Vince Fontaine, Conner Mills as Johnny Casino, Latiesha Bell as Charlene "ChaCha" DiGregorio, and Carter Wilmot as Teen Angel. Director of the Show is Mike Houser, Producer Ron Freed, Music Director Erin Zucker, Costume Director Jen Houser, Choreographer Chelsea James, Sound Director Steve Zucker and Stage Manager Bob Harmeling. Tickets are $5 or $10 for patrons (center, main floor) and are available at Local Flavor Bookstore or Coountry Now & Then/Up the Lazy River.

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Sleeping Gypsies take center stage megan wilson contributing writer

Island fun

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The Beaver Island Saint Patrick's Day festivities, Sunday March 17, kicked off with the annual games in the streets. The team began with a centipede walk (lower left) and continued in a pushcart (as above).

The Sleeping Gypsies have invaded Northern Michigan, and they’re bringing with them a mixture of old and new sounds with fresh faces. The Sleeping Gypsies are composed of Billy Roloff, Mitch Crandall, Josh Raber, and Colin Fitzgerald. “All of us are from Charlevoix, except for Josh Raber who is from Boyne City,” said Crandall. The Sleeping Gypsies play at several area bars including The Flight Deck in Charlevoix, The Sportsman Bar in Boyne City, and North-

EJ Business After Hours amidst junk

East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce’s first 2013 Business After Hours will be at the new location of Deer Creek Junk on Thursday March 21, from 5-7 p.m. Deer Creek Junk’s new location is 320 State St. Hors de’oerves from the Jordan Inn and a cash bar will be available. $10 charge to not-yet-members.

Tuition-free preschool

Teams also were required to do a tire walk (upper right) and demonstrate their ability to walk with a balloon in between their cheeks (below)

Tuition free preschool applications for Head Start and Great Start Readiness Programs are being scheduled throughout March and April. Parents residing in Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties who have children that will be age 3 or 4 by November 1, 2013, should call 1-800-443-5518 to schedule an appointment. The tuition free preschool application process is a collaborative effort of the Women’s Resource Center’s Project Free, Charlevoix-Emmet ISD, Great Start Readiness Program and partner districts that offer Great Start Readiness Programs, Little Traverse Bay Band Head Start, and Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency Head Start. All programs offered are licensed with certified preschool teachers. Benefits include: Lower high school dropout rates; Citizens who contribute to the success of the community; Higher income earners; Lower crime rates; Lower welfare need; and Higher tax base. For more info and to schedule an appointment for a tuition free preschool application, call (800) 443-5518.

Aqua Egg Hunt

Charlevoix Area Community Pool is hosting an Aqua Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23 at 1 or 4 p.m. Kids can hunt for Easter eggs under water!

ern Lights in Harbor Springs. “My musical influences come from a lot of the older groups, including classic rock, Motown, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and David Bowie,” said Roloff. The other musicians shared different musical influences which combine to make their unique sound blend. “I listen to everything from ‘30s to ‘40s swing, ‘60s to ‘70s rock, everything really, a lot of soul singers,” said Raber. The Sleeping Gypsies next performance will be on March 22 at Northern Lights in Harbor Springs. “The concert season is coming up. Snacks, the Easter Bunny, and Open Swim will be featured at both the 1 and 4 p.m. hunts. Each participant will be given a collection bag to use in the water. Bring a basket to transport your prizes home. You could win a 3-month family pass. Pre-registration (231-547-0982) is highly recommended, admission is $5/each or $20/ family. Children unable to swim the width of the pool must be accompanied by a parent.

Square Dance at Barnard Grange

Join Barnard Grange 689 for an old fashioned grange square-country dance on Saturday, April 6th from 4-8pm. The dance will be at the Grange hall on the corner of Barnard and Klooster rd. The cost is a donation of $4 and all are encouraged to bring a dish to pass. For more information call 675-0004 or 547-9153

Autism acceptance walk

North Country Community Mental Health will host the 2nd Annual Fun Walk for Autism Acceptance at Veterans Memorial Park at 10 a.m. Saturday April 27. T-Shirts are guaranteed to those who register by April 3. The walk will be approximately one-half mile in length. All individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, family, friends, and the community are invited to join together to walk in support of Autism awareness. On-site registration will be available the day of the walk beginning at 9 a.m. Registration is $10 per person. For more information, contact Heather Smith at (989) 732-6295 Ext 3607.

Alternative Spring break opportunities

Char-Em United Way is sponsoring Alternative Spring Breaks for area high school and college

We normally play 40 to 50 gigs a year,” said Roloff. “We do occasional weddings and last summer we played at Charlevoix’s Outdoor Concert Series.” Crandall added, “One of the best things about us is that we don’t have to bring the crowd with us, we play the music and then people come.” students April 1 - April 5. This year’s Alternative Break schedule will have a different project available each day from April 1st-April 5th. On Monday April 1st, Gold Mine North Resale Shop will need volunteers for cleaning and organizing from 1pm-4pm. Tuesday April 2nd, Little Traverse Conservancy will need volunteers for a trail clearing at the Ray Johnston Preserve in Emmet County from 9am1pm. Wednesday April 3rd, Manna Food Project needs volunteers to help organize, clean, and go on a food truck run. Thursday April 4th, Little Traverse Conservancy will have another outdoor project, with details to be determined by the weather. Friday April 5th, the Bergmann Center of Charlevoix will be needing volunteers to help organize and clean their resale store. There are limited spots available and pre-registration is required. Contact Matt Knopsnider at or call CharEm United Way directly at (231) 487-1006.

Progressive Women meeting March 26

Gabe Schneider, Regional Representative for Senator Carl Levin, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Progressive Women of Charlevoix County. The meeting will take place Tuesday March 26 at the Charlevoix Public Library in Community Room A. Members may arrive at noon and the speaker will begin at 12:30 p.m. Members are invited to brown bag their lunch. The program is open to anyone interested in progressive issues, male or female. R.S.V.P. by March 25 by e-mailing or calling (231) 582-0416. Schneider will speak about his role as Regional Representative and describe the office structure and what his office does and does not do.

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Alcohol sales on sidewalks?

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Celebratin’ St. Patty’s Day

Patrick Maguire (above) from the River Boyne country of Ireland presented Boyne City Mayor Ron Grunch with a framed print of the Boyne River in Drogheda, Co. Louth Ireland in recognition of Irish Heritage Week in Boyne City. Kim Westrick (right) enjoyed a drink at Cafe Sante while a musical trio (below) belted out traditional Irish tunes.

An informational meeting to discuss allowing alcohol to be served at sidewalk cafés in downtown Boyne City will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the City Hall auditorium. Sidewalk cafes have been allowed in the downtown area for a number of years. What's new is a request from a downtown restaurant to the City of Boyne City to allow alcohol to be served at the sidewalk cafes. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the pros and cons for allowing alcohol service, explain how it might work, and to measure support for the request. To assist in the discussion representatives from three communities that allow serving alcohol at sidewalk cafes have been invited to attend to share their community's experiences and what Boyne City can learn from them. Those planning to attend are Dana Kollewehr, Grand Haven Main Street director; Rob Bacigalupi, deputy director of the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority; and Mark Sweppenheiser, Neighborhood Services Director for the City of Big Rapids. The meeting is open to the public and all residents and business owners are encouraged to attend. No formal action will be taken at the meeting. If there appears to be support for the request, city staff will develop a proposal for consideration by the City Commission. For more information, contact city planner Scott McPherson at 5826597 or Main Street manager Hugh Conklin at 582-9009.

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Bradley (above) and Rachel (below) both from White Lake flew across the man-made pond as part of Boyne Mountain’s annual Slush Cup on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday March 17.

This photo section is Generously sponsored by Glen’s Markets of Boyne City

The Charlevoix County History Preservation Society Presents Its 1st History Speaker Series Event of 2013 “The Bay Township Hall Ready for another 125 Years” Monday March 25 at 7 p.m. at the Bay Township Hall 05045 Boyne City Road in Historic Horton Bay. Guest Speakers: Annie Burnett & Georganna Monk Join us in the newly restored Bay Township Hall located in the heart of Horton Bay to learn about its history and the major preservation project of this historic building which was completed in time for the celebration of Bay Township’s 125th Birthday on July 4, 2012. Take a tour of the two story building including the Archives Room and Record Retention Room, and view the artifacts recovered during the renovation. Light refreshments will be served. This Program is Free & Open to the Public. For more information call 231-582-5326.

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• Facing a utility shut-off? Call • Dealing with a job loss? 2-1-1 Nature photo • Caring for aging parents? program • Choosing between food & medicine? Wildlife photographers Michael and Teresa McGill will present "Amazing Michigan Wildlife: A Photographic Journey" at the Boyne District Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. The McGills have been enjoying wildlife photography for more than 12 years. They are residents of Central Lake, and Teresa works at Mary's of Boyne in Boyne City. They spend time in the Boyne City area photographing and filming bald eagles in the winter months, and in the Upper Peninsula photographing and filming black bears, sandhill cranes, loons, and other wildlife. The McGills will show slides of their photographs, and will share their journey from taking snapshots to serious photography and videography, including their work with wildlife research teams. What started as recreation for the McGills has transformed into a passion and a business, McGill's Nature in Motion. Michael and Teresa spend hours in blinds or crouched in the brush waiting to photograph or film various wildlife. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 231-582-7861.

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State & Region

e n i w e n i f A Benjamin Gohs News Editor

Making Michigan wines by using Michigan grapes has the area’s newest winery location working to try to meet the demand for its award-winning vintages. Open at its newest location since Jan. 12, the 28-acre Mackinaw Trail Winery is growing so fast that it may need to expand again soon. “We distribute throughout the state and that is really growing,” said Mackinaw Trail Winery Marketing Director Dorian Swanson. “That was another reason to build this facility, because they were landlocked up in Manistique and they needed a larger facility because they’re getting even more popular and they needed to be producing more wine.” Ralph and Laurie Stabile, company owners, started making wines in Michigan nearly 10 years ago. They built their initial winery and tasting room in the Upper Peninsula’s Manistique, where it has been for the last seven years. In addition to Manistique, they have tasting rooms in Mackinaw City, downtown Petoskey and now south of Petoskey at its 3423 U.S. 131 location, 11 miles north of Boyne Falls, just past Williams Road. The south of Petoskey location was built in autumn 2012 and it serves as

Area vintner makes award-winning Michigan wines just a few miles north of Boyne Falls

the company’s flagship operation. “This is the main winery now. So, all the tanks came down, all the barrels—this is it,” Swanson said. While Ralph and Laurie began the family’s passion for wine, it is the Stabiles’ son Dustin who has served as head vintner for going on three years now. “Dustin is also coming out with a

new spiced apple wine and then we have a new Syrah that’s been aging for three years in the barrel,” Swanson said. According to Swanson, Mackinaw Trail Winery is the place to go for dry white and dry red wines. They also offer port and fruit wines for connoisseurs of such libations Ralph was born and raised in Detroit and Laurie is from the U.P. So, it was only natural that the duo decided to use local ingredients to make their product. “The nice thing about Mackinaw

Trail Winery is our wines are all made from Michigan grapes,” Swanson said. Swanson said there are several factors which make Mackinaw Trail Winery’s wines unique. “Michigan wines will always be different from California wines because California has a longer growing season,” she said. “But, I like to say their wines come from dirt and our wines come from soil.” Swanson said the centuries of orchards cultivated in Michigan have given the soil a unique composition. “We’re going to plant 15 acres of vines in the spring,” she said. “In three years we’ll have our own estate wines as well.” In addition to wine tastings and tours, Mackinaw Trail Winery offers its U.S. 131 location free to non-profit organizations in order for them to hold fund-raising events. The winery will host a pre-release party for several of its new spring wines from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday March 23 at the new location. While they are not yet for sale, tastings will be held for a 2011 Cabernet Merlot, 2012 Unwooded Chardonnay, 2012 Pinot Gris and a spiced apple wine. Admission is $10 and advanced notice is appreciated. There will be tours, appetizers paired with each wine and there will be discounts on special cases of wine. Call (231) 487-1910 for more information or go to

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MPA Counsel sheds light on FOIA fixes

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Michigan Press Association General Counsel Robin Luce-Herrmann told members of the House Committee on Oversight lasr week that the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) needs to be updated because government officials delay in responding to requests and charge excessive fees for producing information that are inconsistent and excessive. The net effect is a "constructive denial" of access to public records, she said. Oversight Committee Chair Tom McMillin specifically requested Herrmann to provide expert testimony on the real-world problems with FOIA as the committee explored legislation during "Sunshine Week" that would

make access to government controlled information easier. Herrmann noted several incidents of FOIAfoibles that could be fixed if the committee wanted to shed more light on public records: • An official responding to a FOIA request prosecutor telling one newspaper that, "normally I wouldn’t make you do this, but because of your boss I am going to take the entire five days and will request a 10-day extension." • A school administrator suddenly resigned and the board and administration called it a "private matter" and would not state a reason for the resignation. Several staff and school board members resigned, as well. Records related to the request were ultimately released July 8—two months after the original request. • A community college posting board packets on its website the Thursday or Friday before its Monday meetings ... then stopping the practice and telling the newspaper they couldn’t get them in advance. The newspaper sent a

FOIA request to subscribe to the board packets and receive them at the same time they are made available to board members and received a response saying that the school would provide the board packets on the day of the meeting rather than at the same time they were made available to board members on the basis that they have five business days from the day the packets are given to board members to provide the packets to anyone else. Herrmann suggested sensible solutions to ensure access to government information. They are: • Have a consistent fee structure across the state. • Require government to adhere to the timelines spelled out in the statute. • Have uniform litigation standards to reduce costs for citizens. • Limit assertion of new exemptions after a lawsuit is filed that were never asserted before.

Celebrate Easter at Boyne Mountain! Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Brunch Stein Eriksen’s, 11am - 3pm

Delectable breakfast, omelet and salad stations, plus brunch entrées, pasta dishes, and a carving station featuring honey glazed ham and slow roasted leg of lamb. Finished with scrumptious Bananas Foster and assorted cakes and pies.

Reservations highly recommended, 231.549.6854. Visit for details.

Easter Activities at Boyne Mountain:

11am: Storytime with Fritz, Vienna A Room - Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa 11am - 2pm: Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Clock Tower Lodge Lobby 12pm: The Great Easter Egg Hunt, Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa Courtyard

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Big Red Fruity, Semi-Dry, full-bodied, and very smooth with just the right touch of oak. Big Red is a wonderful wine to enjoy at your next social event. Or enjoy at the lodge with friends.

Legislative activity Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting • Senate Bill 96, Do NOT vote on right-to-work repeal “discharge motion”: Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on March To NOT hold a vote on a motion to discharge from committee a bill repealing the Michigan right-to-work law passed last December, which if a approved would bring the bill directly to the full Senate for consideration. The motion to discharge was brought by Democratic Sen. Tupac Hunter of Detroit; the actual vote was on “postponing the motion for the day.” Sen. Howard Walker Y • Senate Bill 252, Spend $1 million on marina dredging subsidies: Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate To appropriate $1 million for state subsidies to private marinas for harbor dredging. The state would pay 5 percent of bank loans of up to $500,000 per marina. Sen. Howard Walker Y • Senate Bill 234, Ducks Unlimited fundraising plate: Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate To require the Secretary of State to develop a Ducks Unlimited fundraising license plate, with most of the fees collected for the plate going to the Michigan Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, and some spent on wetland conservation “education and outreach” campaigns. Sen. Howard Walker Y • House Bill 4337, Authorize Ducks Unlimited fundraising plate: Passed 110 to 0 in the House To create a state fund to hold and disburse the Ducks Unlimited fundraising license plate proceeds that Senate Bill 234 would generate. Rep. Greg MacMaster Y • House Bill 4254, Exempt “electric carriages” from motor vehicle regulations:

Passed 109 to 0 in the House To exempt “electric carriages” from regulations and taxes authorized under the Michigan vehicle code. These are defined as “a horse-drawn carriage that has been retrofitted to be propelled by an electric motor instead of by a horse and that is used to provide taxi service.” The bill would benefit a Detroit operation called “Andre’s Carriage Tours” by letting it operate statewide. Rep. Greg MacMaster Y • House Bill 4307, Revise county commission vacancy detail: Passed 75 to 35 in the House To eliminate a requirement that a special election must be held when a county commissioner vacancy occurs during an odd numbered year. This would mean an appointee selected by the county board would fill the seat until the next regular election. Rep. Greg MacMaster Y • House Bill 4042, Require match of welfare applicants against incarceration lists: Passed 109 to 1 in the House To require the Department of Human Services to perform a monthly jail and prison “incarceration match” and Social Security “death match” to help determine eligibility for a welfare and food stamp benefit “bridge cards,” and revoke the card of a person on those lists. This would codify in statute what is reportedly current department practice. Rep. Greg MacMaster Y SOURCE:, a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, providing concise, non-partisan, plainEnglish descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. Please visit

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Church of the nativity Reverend Peggy Nattermann will be celebrant at Episcopal Church of the Nativity for the Palm Sunday Eucharist. Following the 10 a.m. service, coffee hour will be held in the church basement. A foot/hand washing service will begin at 7 a.m. on Maundy Thursday. The Good Friday service will begin at 12 noon. A joyous Easter Eucharist will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Easter morning, March 31. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Please call 582-5045 for more information.. Ej Community Church On Sunday, March 24, the sermon title will be “Watch Your Step – Your Prayers Really Do Matter” from I Timothy 2:1-7 given by Pastor Jason Richey. Service time is at 8 AM or 9:30 AM. Communion and a Benevolent Offering will be taken at both services. There will be no nursery or children church at the 8 AM service. There will be infant and toddler nursery available during the rest of the morning. Children from age 3 to 5th grade will have Kids Church that they can attend during the 9:30 service. At 11:15 AM, there will be Kids Church, Youth Groups, Young Adult Community Small Group, and Adult Community Small Groups. On Monday, March 25, at 10:00 AM, the Mom with Toddlers class will meet. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. This is a Christ-centered recovery program. On Tuesday, March 26, the Food Pantry will be open from 5 to 6:30 PM at the Walloon Campus. The Adult Community Small Group will meet at the Holland’s home for the continued study of the book of Romans facilitated by Keith Theodore at 6:30 PM. Adult Starting Point class will start at 6:30 PM at the LaLone home. On Wednesday, March 27, there will be a Men’s Prayer Group at Darlene’s Restaurant starting at 7 AM. At 6:30 PM, there will be a Ladies Bible Study at the church. On Friday, March 29, there will be a Good Friday Service starting at 7 PM at the Walloon Campus. For questions concerning the East Jordan Campus, please call 536-2299 or the Walloon Campus at 535-2288. 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 preschool 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. Presbyterian The congregation of First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City invites you to share worship with them at 11:00 each Sunday. Rev. Toby Jones will lead worship on March 10. First Sundays include communion. For more information call (231) 582-7983. Walloon Lake Church On Thursday, March 21, the MOPS will meet at10 AM. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. On Sunday, March24, sermon will be “Watch Your Step – or You Will Be Singing Off Key” from I Timothy 3:14-16 given by Pastor Jeff Ellis. Service times are 9 and 10:45 AM. The infant and toddler nursery will be open. Children 3 years old through 4th grade can attend children classes during both services. Fifth grade through eleventh grade classes meet during the 10:45 service only. Young adult class is held at 10:45 AM in the Discipleship House. Adult classes and Community Small Groups are available. On Tuesday, March 26, the Ladies Bible Study will begin at 9:15 AM at the Discipleship House. The Food Pantry will be open from 5 to 6:30 PM. On Wednesday, March 27, the Wednesday night meal and classes will begin at 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM. On Thursday, March 28, Cozy Quilters will meet at 9 AM. Celebrate Recovery will start at 7 PM. On Friday, March 29, there will be a Good Friday Service starting at 7 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 check the church website at Jewel Heart Buddhist Center For more information, email Genesis Church Boyne Genesis Church meets in the Boyne Elementary school cafeteria every Sunday from 11a.m.noon. They have a quality staffed nursery along with Kids Clubhouse ministry for ages 4-4th grade. There is coffee and breakfast treats followed by modern song worship and a practical “talk” that relates the Bible to our everyday life. The core values of Genesis Church are Jesus and his Word, sincere relationships, and serving others. You can check out Genesis Church at B.C. 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 231-5829776. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. First Baptist of Boyne City 875 State St. (231) 582-9561. Sunday Services - Sunday School (for all ages) 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Junior Church Hour for children 3 years of age up to the 5th grade ~11:00 a.m.; Evening Worship ~6:00 p.m.; Mid-Week Services; Wednesday Nights - Discovery Club~ 6:30 p.m., Teens Meeting~ 7:00 p.m., Adult Prayer & Bible Study~ 7 p.m., Nursery Provided for all Services

Marshall Traverse Sheets Jan. 2, 1941 - March 6, 2013 Marshall Traverse Sheets, son of Don and Ruth Sheets of Boyne City, Michigan was born January 2, 1941 in Detroit. He died March 6, 2013 in Taiwan.

He graduated from Boyne City High School in 1959 and from University of Utah in 1964. Marshall taught school briefly in Utah, Michigan and Australia. In Sydney he married Jean Cross, deceased 1978, and their son, Traverse Singa Sheets was born in

1970. Marshall was a sales representative for McGraw-Hill, publisher of college textbooks, in Australia, New Zealand and California. Marshall made his home in Kaohsiung, Taiwan for twenty three years, tutoring English as a second language.

He came to love the culture and made deep friendships in the community. On March 17, 2013, they are showing their love and respect for him in a memorial ceremony. A video tape is being made of the ceremony for his mother, Ruth Sheets and her friends.

Easter activities & egg hunts abound March 23-31

to Young State Park for an old fashioned Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30. Leave no rock unturned as you search to find eggs hidden in the park. This event is fun for all ages. For more information contact the park at (231) 582-7523. EGG HUNT AT VETERANS PARK - First Presbyterian Church of Boyne City will be hosting its annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30 in Veterans Park. The event will include age-specific hunting locations filled with an abundance of treats and prizes. No reservations are required and all are welcome. For more information, call 231-582-7983. In case of bad weather, the

egg hunt will be held at the church, 401 S. Park St. CHURCH EGG HUNT - The Community of Christ will host an Easter Egg Hunt from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at the church, 777 Vogel St. The church will have an Easter Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday (March 31), followed by Easter Worship Service at 11 a.m. The church is also organizing an Easter Egg coloring party from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23. The public is welcome to attend all of these events. 231-582-5803. BOYNE MOUNTAIN has a number of Easter Weekend events planned from March 29-31, including an Easter egg hunt, family

portraits with the Easter Bunny, Easter coloring contest, Easter Brunch, juggler Tommy Tropic, horse-drawn wagon rides and zipline rides. Full schedule. link EASTER BREAKFAST - Cafe Sante will be open for Easter breakfast and brunch from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 31. Some of the menu items will be mimosas and lilosas, fresh squeezed juices, Vienna pancakes, Burgundy Beef & Eggs. Spanish Tortilla, Quiche Lorraine, Primavera Omelet and Eggs Benedict. The restaurant is located at One Water Street in downtown Boyne City. www.

THE STORY OF PETER - The Boyne Valley Catholic Community presents the Cantata Musical "Upon This Rock, The Passion, the Question, the Call" at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at St. Matthew Church in Boyne City. Organizers invite you to "begin your Holy Week with this wonderful experience of prayer, scripture and worship. The musical tells the story of Peter, the power of the Cross and resurrection in our own lives." EGG HUNT AT YOUNG STATE PARK - Come

birth announcements

Evelyn Marie Anderson, a baby girl, was born on March 3rd, 2013 to Max Anderson and Caitlin Cox of Boyne City weighing 8 lbs, 4 oz. Grandparents include Thomas & Katie Zatorski of Suttons Bay, John & Mary Anderson of Batavia, IA, Brian Cox & Roxanne Vonderveer of Suttons Bay, and Patricia Burrows of Traverse City. Great Grandparents include Harold & Myrna Gardner of Suttons Bay, Patricia Ander-

son of Brighton, and Patricia Cox of Novi.

BC Food pantries

• Boyne City Community Pantry (1st Mon 10am12pm and 3rd Mon 5-7pm) 401 State Street, Boyne City (231-582-2551) • Boyne Valley Pantry (Thu 2-5pm)

3031 Main Street, Boyne Falls (231-549-2230) • Seventh Day Adventist (Mon 6-8pm, Wed 10am12pm) 326 Park Street, Boyne City (231-582-0151)

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The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality during this Lenten season. The entire community is invited to the Lenten Cantata entitled Upon this Rock. This compelling musical takes a closer look at the incomprehensible grace of God as it retraces the events that lead up to Easter Sunday. The cantata will be held on Palm Sunday, March 24th after the 11:00 mass. We will start with a potluck after the mass followed by the cantata. For those who wish to come to the cantata, it will begin at 1:00 pm. Other activities beginning the week of March 24th include: Lenten Cantata: Sunday March 24th at 1:00 pm at St. Matthew’s following the

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12:30 potluck. This will be the Faith Formation session for the day instead of the regular 5:30 evening class. Chrism Mass: Tuesday March 26th at 11:00 am in Gaylord. Daily Mass at 8am on Monday (3/25) at St. Augustine’s, Tuesday (3/26) at St. Matthew’s Holy Week Schedule: Palm Sunday – 5:00 pm and 11:00 am at St. Matthew’s. 9:00 am at St. Augustine’s. Celebration of the Holy Triduum: Holy Thursday – 7:00 pm at St. Matthew’s, followed by adoration until night prayer at 11:00 pm. Good Friday – 2:00 pm at St. Matthew’s. Easter Vigil – 9:00 pm at St. Matthew’s. Easter Sunday – 9:00 am at St. Augustine’s and 11:00 am at St. Matthew’s.


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Get ready for some financial spring cleaning

under beds or just about any other place. Your investment portfolio also may contain clutter, in the form of investments that no longer meet your needs. Consequently, it’s a good idea to “de-clutter” your portfolio periodically by selling those extraneous investments and using the proceeds to help purchase others that may be more effective in helping you make progress toward your financial goals. • Consolidate your investments in one place. As you clean your house, you may find that you have many common items, such as brooms, hammers, duct tape and so on, scattered among various rooms. It might be more efficient to keep all such objects in one central location; this can help prevent you from needlessly replacing or duplicating them. As an investor, you may have an IRA with one financial services provider, an old 401(k) with a different one, and some other investments with yet another institution. If you consolidated all these investment vehicles with one provider, you might be able to save some fees and expenses. Perhaps even more importantly, by uniting all your investments in one place, you may find it easier to follow a central, unified investment strategy.

• Check for “gaps” in your financial strategy. Every spring, it’s a good idea to check your gutters for leaks, your sidewalks for cracks and your paint for chips. By doing so, you’ll help protect your home and surroundings. To help protect your family’s future, it’s important to have adequate life and disability insurance. • Plant seeds for growth. When spring arrives, it’s time to plant the seeds for your flowers and vegetables. As an investor, you also have to be concerned about growth. Specifically, you’ll want to consider investments that have the potential to grow enough to help provide the financial resources to meet your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement. Consequently, you should review your portfolio to determine if it contains an appropriate amount of growth-oriented vehicles for your individual objectives, time horizon and risk tolerance. • Seek professional assistance. When you’re tidying up for spring, you may find some jobs that you can’t do alone, such as cleaning a heavily stained carpet, unclogging a blocked drain or trimming the highest branches on a tree. For these tasks, you might need to call in trained professionals. It’s the same with investing: You can do some things on your own, but for complex tasks such as creating and maintaining an appropriate investment strategy, you may need to work with a financial professional. Consider putting these spring-cleaning tips to work soon. They may just help put some sparkle and shine into your financial “house.”

to verify caterers’ licensing status. “Proper inspection and licensing are necessary to protect public health,” said Mike Jones, Environmental Health District Supervisor for the Health Department. Jones added that caterers must obtain a separate license to operate a special transitory food unit or mobile food unit if they need to prepare food away from their main facility. Otherwise, all food must be prepared at the licensed kitchen and taken to the serving location in “ready-to-serve” form. Michigan Food Law requires that each separately-managed business must have its own food license. This may mean that more than one licensed food or catering

business operates from a shared kitchen. Further, the law says food preparation: cutting, slicing, mixing, washing, peeling, chopping, cooking, heating, reheating, thawing, assembly or portioning of food items is not allowed anywhere other than the licensed location. Catering businesses in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego Counties should contact the Health Department at (800) 432-4121 to obtain the correct license applications, and submit them no later than May 31. After that date, any catering business found to be operating without the proper license(s) will be subject to legal action, including orders to cease operations and removal of illegallyprepared foods.


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101 S. Lake St. P.O. Box 423 Boyne City, MI 49712 Bus. (231) 582-3416 Fax (877) 408-3474 Spring is in the air — or, at the very least, it’s on the calendar this week. And if you’re like many people, you may be looking forward to doing some spring cleaning around your house and yard. But this year, why not go beyond your physical environment and do some “sprucing up” of your financial situation? Here are a few possibilities to consider: • Clean your portfolio of “clutter.” When you go through your house, you may find some clutter in closets, storage areas, on top of desks,

Caterers must be licensed

Officials with the Health Department of Northwest Michigan are advising caterers and catering businesses that they must obtain their own food license, rather than simply operating in a food preparation kitchen that is licensed by another entity. Because food licenses are location-specific, some catering operations may be in violation of the law by preparing food at a remote location without the proper license. The public is also being warned about food that is prepared under these illegal circumstances, and catering customers are advised

Dav e S ays Can I motivate my parents? D e a r Dave, My parents are close to retirement and very dave ramsey heavily ‘dave says’ leveraged. Do you have any advice on how I can help motivate them to succeed financially? Jack Dear Jack, I appreciate your concern for your mom and dad, but I’m not sure you can motivate anyone to do something. Sometimes people don’t have motivation because they’ve lost hope. In turn, it’s that sense of hopelessness that keeps them from moving forward. I think in these situations the best you can do is to show them hope. And one of the best ways to do that is to share your own story. You can also examine the numbers with them to show that the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t always an oncoming train. I do this a lot with callers on my radio show. After we look at the pieces

of the puzzle together, I might show them how they can pay off $50,000 of debt in a year’s time. Most of these people aren’t bankrupt; they’re just plain scared. So there’s a lot of power in that little word “hope.” Sit down with your parents and let them know how much you love them and want them to enjoy their retirement. See if you can find out how much income they have versus the amount of debt they’ve piled up, then begin to formulate a step-bystep plan. Show them how they can begin to get traction and free up their money by living on a budget and getting out of debt. You can even offer to be their counselor or accountability partner. You want them to be safe and secure in their retirement, and they deserve some dignity after working hard all their lives. So, in my mind, hope is the best thing you can offer. Motivation is a different story. That has to come from within. You can’t really motivate the unmotivated. —Dave No on rent-to-own! Dear Dave, What do you think about rent-toown housing? I’m not sure we’re financially ready to buy yet, but we don’t like giving money to landlords. Is rent-to-own a wise compromise? Mike

Dear Mike, I wouldn’t recommend getting mixed up in a rent-to-own situation. I don’t think it’s a wise compromise, and it’s also the kind of deal that works out well for the landlord, not the buyer. If you’re not financially ready to purchase a house, then you need to get your life in order before you take on a major commitment like becoming a homeowner. Get your debts paid off, get an emergency fund of three to six months of expenses in place, and save up for a down payment of 20 percent. I know it’ll take some time and it might be difficult, but that’s what I’d recommend. Buying a home when you’re broke, or trying to trick the system with a rent-to-own deal, usually doesn’t work. I spent a lot of time in the real estate business, and I still own several properties. I don’t do these deals because statistically the majority of people who rent to own never end up owning the property. Take my advice and go slow, Mike. When you buy a home, you want it to be a blessing, not a burden! —Dave Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey. com.

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Holly Watson of The Birds Nest (below) and Teresa McGill from Mary’s of Boyne share refreshments during the Thursday March 14 Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at Pat O’Brien & Associates newly remodeled office. Beth Anzell (above) gives Jeff Streelman a tour of the building. Katie Crandell (bottom) of Boyne Valley Equestrian Tours & Services says “hi” to the camera.


Lots of property surrounds this almost 1,000 sq. ft. home in the process of being redone. You get 4 large city lots, the home, as well as a garage, all within two blocks of the public access to beautiful Lake Charlevoix. Situated at the edge of town and amongst nice homes with large yards, and lots of Mother Nature to spend your day with. 1125 Charlevoix Street. $69,900

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Nice affordable 3 bedroom home on a corner lot on the south side of Boyne. Home has city water and sewer. 1025 Pleasant Avenue. $71,900

Room to Grow Multiple Opportunities Multiple opportunities for this solid Block building. Set overlooking beautiful Boyne Mountain, and located in the quaint village of Boyne Falls. This former Ski and Bike shop offers the new owner a great setting, with currently 4 rooms with baths to rent or turn into Private living quarters. The possibilities are only bound by your imagination and zoning in effect. Property also includes a 30 x 40 pole builidng with attached 15 x 20 garage. Located at 5588 Center Street in Boyne Falls. Priced at $59,900.

Nice starter home for a family with plenty of room to grow. This home features a family room in addition to a separate living room. This home was used as a Day Care for several years, nice fenced in back yard, quiet street but close to schools and downtown. Lot of house for the price. Call Lynda’s today for your personal tour. 445 Hemlock St. in Boyne City. $74,900

A Step Back in Time Beautiful 4 bed home with great location. Fantastic, pristine interior, with wood floors throughout beneath the white carpet. The ornate stairwell takes you back to another era. Awesome windows and the possibilities are endless for your future home! Must See this living room. Good value. $62,500 in East Jordan.

Large Private Backyard Nice starter home with 3 bedrooms, front deck and deck/patio in the back. Also has 2 additional storage buildings - one 8’ x 8’ and the second being 12’x 16’. Large back yard to enjoy your privacy. $79,900

Wonderful Neighborhood Great starter home or retirement home located in a wonderful neighborhood. 3 blocks from Lake Charlevoix and the marina and just two blocks from downtown. Updated bathroom with a whirlpool tub and separate shower. Don’t wait on this one, this house is ready to make someone a home. Located at 317 S. East Street in Boyne City, $69,900

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#429219 Another lovely home in Harborage Park, this one is sunny and welcoming from the front yard inward. The rocking chair porch gives way to a warm and bright interior, with an open, familyfriendly floor plan. Three bedrooms, two and a half baths. Sold furnished with all the amenities: tennis courts, shared frontage, park, gazebo, swimming dock and more. $260,000

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Great opportunity to acquire this well cared for home set at the entrance to the fabulous Avalanche Preserve. Very nice floor plan on this 3 bedroom / 2 bath ranch, with great master suite and bath. Walk to downtown, the bike path, and the 60 acre preserve of Avalanche with the spectacular views of Lake Charlevoix. This home won’t last long at this price with the added amenities. $79,900




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march 20 ncmc author event NCMC is proud to present New York Times best-selling author, Daniel Pink, at a special Luncheon Lecture presentation on Wednesday, March 20 at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Center cafeteria. Cost is $30 per person which includes lunch and a copy of Pink’s latest best-seller, To Sell is Human. Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 at the college to reserve a seat and book. March 21 Whiting Park Benefit The Leadership Charlevoix County program is promoting “An Evening Out to Benefit Whiting Park” from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Boyne River Inn in Boyne City. Fifty percent of all sales from 5 to 8 p.m. will go towards providing universal access for disabled people to use Whiting Park. The Leadership program’s community service project is to provide “Mobi Mats” to make it possible for people in wheelchairs to access the beach. Leadership Charlevoix County is a program developed by the Charlevoix, East Jordan and Boyne Area Chambers of Commerce, in cooperation with the Beaver Island Chamber. For more information about the Mobi Mats project, call Marcia Campbell at 231-582-8070 March 22 & 23 “Grease” Boyne City High School Spring Musical “Grease,” Performing Arts Center.

events tival, Veterans Park, May 17 - Mushroom Festival “Wine & Dine” gourmet hors d’oeuvres and wine-tasting event at the Beach House restaurant. Details. May 18 - Mushroom Festival “Run for their Lives” 5k Run, benefitting Charlevoix Area Humane Society, registration 6:30, race at 7:30 a.m.

Saturday at the red barn next to the Boyne District Library on Park Street. Vendors offer fresh produce, meat, baked goods, ready-toserve meals and more. Enjoy a cup of coffee and munch a fresh bagel, doughnut or scone while you shop and visit with friends. The market accepts Boyne Bucks and Bridge Cards.

May 18 RUN FOR THEIR LIVES Get ready to “Run for Their Lives” and help raise money for the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. The 5K Fun Run/Walk will take place during the Morel Mushroom Festival on Saturday, May 18. Friendly dogs are welcome to walk or run along. Register before April 15 to ensure the proper sized T-shirt. Registration form.

Red Cross Needs Donors For information on how you can make a difference this season, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

ONGOING EVENTS SENIOR CENTER LUNCHES Boyne Area Senior Center has finished a highly successful summer program of evening meals instead of lunches on Wednesdays - but next week it’s back to lunches at noon Monday through Friday. Suggested donation for lunch is $3 for those 60 and older and $6 for those under 60. For more information call coordinator Terri Powers at (231) 582-6682 Foreign language lessons Boyne District Library offers Mango Languages, an online learning system. Go to for more information on this free offering.

march 25 - April 29 NCMC ORGANIC FARMING SERIES North Central Michigan College will offer workshops for farmers and gardeners from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. All will be held on the Petoskey campus in Room 536 in the Student and Community Resource Center. March 25: Organic Certification - Creating the Organic Systems Plan April 29: Making and Using Compost Each class is $25, or $200 for the entire series. For more information or to register for these workshops see or call 231-348-6705.

FREE COMPUTER CLASSES Free Computer Classes will continue thru all Fridays in December and January at 10:am at the Boyne District Library. Classes are tailored to your skill level, Beginner to advanced. Help is available for I Pads and the new Windows 8. For information call the Library at 5827861.

April 12-13 Chef’s Challenge 6th Annual Chef’s Challenge, Boyne Mountain

Every Saturday BC farmers market BOYNE CITY FARMERS MARKET continues its winter season from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every

april 12 - may 3 NCMC luncheon lectures North Central Michigan College’s luncheon lecture series for the winter semester A wide variety of topics will be featured: the history of lighthouses on the Great Lakes, GIS and GPS, the flute, memories of an Air Force flight nurse, Interlochen and teaching math. All programs in the winter series will be held at noon on Fridays in the college’s Library conference room. • On April 12, Linda B. Henry, Lt Col (Ret.), a flight nurse with the Oklahoma Air National Guard, will highlight her career in the military and discuss her experiences while caring for patients being transported on a C-130 aircraft. • Jeffrey Kimpton, president of the Interlochen Center for the Arts, will speak on April 19. • May 3, learn more about teaching math. All Luncheon Lecture programs are held on Fridays at noon in the Library conference room. Reservations are preferred. Call (231) 348-6600 or e-mail to reserve your place at the table. Cost is $9, and lunch is included. April 25 boyne chamber expo 5th Annual Chamber Business Expo and Taste of Boyne, with 95 booths and 1,300 people in attendance at the former Carter’s Store, 3 to 7 p.m. Details & registration: May 1 BC Farmers market Farmers Market moves outdoors to Veterans Park, Wednesday & Saturday, May thru October, 8 a.m. to noon May 4 Buff up boyne Buff Up Boyne spring cleanup sponsored by Boyne City Main Street, Sunset Park, 9 a.m. to noon. May 16-19 Mushroom fest 53rd Annual National Morel Mushroom Fes-

Lunch for Seniors LET’S DO LUNCH - Boyne Area Senior Center, 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.

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 231-582-9594. 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 List your event info, up to 40 words, for $10 a week. Or, call Chris to find out how you can list them for free all year long. Call 582-2799 or e-mail editor@ for details.


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Veteran of the Month The “Veteran of the Month” for March 2013 is James David Stackus. He was born Jan. 31st, 1922 in Boyne City, Mich. and graduated from Boyne City High School in the class of 1940. In March of 1941 james david stackus S t a c k u s went to work in Saginaw, Mich. for E. G. Diesler Funeral Home going to work as an Embalmer Apprentice until Sept. of 1942. On Oct. 7th, 1942 Stackus enlisted in the Navy in Detroit, Mich. and was assigned to the US Naval Inactive Reserves entering into active service on Oct. 8th, 1942 at The US Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Ill. Following basic training and additional training at The US Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Ill. and US Naval Mobile Hospital, Unit Seven, he was assigned to the USS Wilkes (DD441), a Destroyer Class Ship, where he served as a Pharmacist’s Mate. Stackus participated in battles and campaigns in the Asiatic, Pacific and Philippine Islands Theaters of Operations and on Dec. 24th, 1945 at The US Naval Personnel Separation Center, Unit #3, Great Lakes, Ill., he received a Notice of Separation from U.S. Naval Service, Under Honorable Character, being reassigned to The U.S. Naval Reserves, having attained the rating of Pharmacist’s Mate First Class and was awarded the following decorations and citations: The American The-

ater Medal, The Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal with Seven Bronze Battle Stars, The Philippines Liberation Medal with One Bronze Battle Star, The Victory Medal and The Good Conduct Medal. Returning to Michigan, Stackus went to work at Meyers Funeral Home in Ionia completing his resident training in 1946. He then enrolled in Mortuary Science, under the GI Bill, at Wayne State University, graduating in June of 1947. Returning to Boyne City, Stackus purchased the Stackus Funeral Home, from his father, where he served his surrounding communities until retirement in 1990. On June 17th, 1961 he married Eleanor Elizabeth Hosmer at her home in Boyne City and some of his favorite pastimes and hobbies included flying transmission power line inspections for Wolverine Power Supply REA Co-Op, downhill skiing, fly fishing, hunting, berry picking and working in the woods with his dozers and tractors. On Nov. 4th, 2012 James David Stackus answered the final call and is being honored by his wife Eleanor, his children and their families. To honor a veteran, call the program chairman at (231) 588-6067 or on Tuesdays call (231) 582-7811 between 3:308:30 p.m. The ceremony may be witnessed on the first Thursday of each month in front of The American Legion Post located on the corner of South Lake and Main streets in Boyne City, Mich. at 6:15 p.m.

Bow Wow Corner By Professional Dog Trainer Gaye Amick CPt, Cpdt

It’s time to go tracking Police K-9s are trained to track down fleeing suspects and locate lost children BUT family pets can be trained to track for fun. Dogs, no matter what the breed, love to be mentally stimulated, exercised and use their noses, tracking lets them do all three! I should point out that no matter how many times you sing “Bad Boys,Bad Boys What’cha Gonna Do When They Come for You” you will not be chasing down suspects! Now that we have that out of the way let’s continue. Tracking is a fun but serious past time and its not for the faint at heart. Tracking is not for princesses, I traded my tiara for leather boots a long time ago. Dogs like postmen: neither rain, sleet, snow, nor hail should prevent them from tracking. If you don’t like getting your hair wet, turn back now. Tracking is a dying art: largely known only by people over 75 years of age, most of whom are no longer able to walk the woods. Tracking, by definition, requires wide empty spaces, usually existing in the middle of nowhere. The bottom line? Trackers practice in the wee hours of the morning, when the sun goes down and where there are no port-apotties.

Sound like fun? Let me assure you it is an enjoyable experience. You’ll begin your tracking journey by shopping for the appropriate attire. Summer attire might include a ridiculous yet effective sun hat, which means you probably won’t be able to see past the brim, a pair of jeans, sturdy shoes, tee shirt and a fanny pack for carrying water for you and your dog. Spring and Fall attire mostly likely includes a 100% waterproof rain suit. You’ll need Items for your dog to search and locate. Items can be donated by fellow dog lovers or co-workers. One of my clients brought in a bag of old children’s clothes, another brought a his co worker’s wallet (trusting co-worker!). Later on your friends can become the hidden items. Initially tracking involves working in a straight line. Tracks become more difficult as you continue the training process. Tracking develops a stronger bond between you and your dog. How? You must learn to “trust your dog and its ability.” If there is no trust, you’ll be in the woods traveling in circles. Don’t worry my dog and I will track you down and bring you home safe. I trust my dog. Gaye Amick is the owner of Northern Sky Obedience Academy of Charlevoix. Contact her by calling (231) 237-9510 or go to


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Kevin Lange on the spotlights of March Madness With the dawn of madness creeping up on college basketball’s month of March, the nation can expect to be exposed kevin lange to a lot of exciting tal‘Game on!’ ent. So can will-to-win detecting NBA scouts. It’ll play out as various seniors’ climaxes to a basketball-fulfilled life story. It’ll be aggressive; with Michigan State’s Derrick Nix, it could get gory. Most importantly, it will, at the expense of a team’s hopeful dreams, allow another’s to shine bright in glory. Enough with the rhymes before this first paragraph turns more pointless than a shaggy dog story. As we buckle in for a ride of blood, sweat, and tears, let’s check out a preview of what prospects this spring have in store. It’s March Madness, baby (finally!). Potential heroes in the big dance: Ben McLemore, Kansas: Regardless of where you go to check out the updated NBA mock draft, the top of the board belongs to Jayhawks gem Ben McLemore more often than commercial breaks belong to Blake Griffin. As one of a probable six freshmen projected to go before the tenth pick can have a say, McLemore (yes, pronounced the same as rapper Macklemore) provides the top of this year’s class with very similar attributes to a younger Ray Allen (or a tad bigger Bradley Beal?) with his build (6’5”; 195) and athleticism; remember that Allen was in the NBA dunk contest back in the day. As far as Ray’s shooting touch goes, McLemore falls a bit short of par, but the overall potential for this 20-year-old, redshirted kid is as evident as garlic in anything. His coach, Bill Self HIMself, even went as far as lauding that

Ben is the most talented kid he’s ever coached (here’s a tissue, Deron Williams). These judgments can always inadvertently seem overbalanced when the kid’s #23 and has the same facial features, height, weight, and playing style of Michael Jordan at the same age. Let’s just hope a team doesn’t fall in love with size too much and pull another Sam Bowie (cough, Nerlens Noel). Lanky, lengthy, and injury prone? Just go with your gut, lucky G.M. Anthony Bennett, UNLV: Talented, dangerous animals may pack the entertainment of the Las Vegas strip, but a few miles down the road at the campus, Anthony Bennett is the only dancing bear. Literally, he’s an NFL linebacker squeezed into a UNLV jersey. After having played under Findlay Prep’s coaching staff at a basketball camp last year, I can personally agree that they believe in their big men developing guard skills just as much as their point guards. That said, what they’ve done with Big Bennett last year, in those regards, are paying off on the court—and after the draft, his mortgage as well. Talk about a motor! He’s a refrigerator with a built-in V-8 engine. Bennett’s mentality on the offensive end, from the aggressive slashes to the cup, to the deep range of his soft shooting touch, and even to the stagnant placement he settles in from around the high post to perimeter area until he gets the rock, could make him very relatable to Melo after a dozen Whoppers, but his unorthodox, rugged way of piling up the marks on the stat sheet is more awkward than Ronald McDonald ordering a dozen in Burger King. As far as the ‘Big Dance’ that this bear will be dancing in goes, many can’t see UNLV on their feet for too long. With a highly touted, potential one-and-done power forward leading his relatively young team to a solid season, it all looks too much like the scene of the 200607 Texas Longhorns with Kevin Durant. Not to mention, they both finished third in their conferences,

posting only 9 losses on their seasons, respectively. Evidently, the ’horns got crushed in the second round. That said, it could be a steep road for the Runnin’ Rebels to run up, but in March, everyone’s got long-spiked cleats; anything can happen. Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State: The only difference between Marcus Smart and James Harden is Smart’s right hand predominance— well, I can’t see Harden landing a backflip on the way to a timeout huddle, either. Smart’s lateral quickness is definitely not an area of forte, but the intangibles of a solid point guard on a winning team (ranked 14th) are there, and his pure shooting stroke makes up for any deficiencies in terms of explosiveness to the lane—enough to prop him up on the second projected pick on a lot of people’s mock drafts. Nerlens Noel, Kentucky: Noel, quite frankly, is going to have to watch his Wildcats fend for themselves for the remainder of his brief but brilliant college career. If there’s one upside that Noel’s knee injury brought him this season, it’s the fact that he was playing like a top-ofthe-draft caliber player leading up to it, having had a series of phenomenal outings. As much as the 7-foot flattop, presumably, is itching to be out on the floor, at least he can feel comfortable that the biggest several games of college basketball won’t be able to hurt his draft stock in any way. Otto Porter Jr., Georgetown: As yet another underclassman, Sophomore Otto Porter Jr. is Mr. Do-it-all for the 5th ranked Hoyas. He’s their best three point shooter, free throw shooter, rebounder, defender (just shy of two steals and a block per contest), and, of course, scorer (16 a game). Very relative to Austin Daye when he was at Gonzaga with his wiry build and wingspan of a condor, Porter has to be put in position to snatch a load of the rebounds for his team with the help of his length, but NBA scouts won’t be deceived

by those numbers; he will, much like Daye, most likely conform to an oversized wingman by that time. The important determining factor within the next several weeks will, unlike a lot of kids on the draft board, be how he responds to the pressure of being a young leader on a team who actually has a shot to win the whole thing. If I wasn’t restrained to the boundaries of this page, I would expand more on key players that follow this short, prestigious list; trust me, I wish I could. To throw in my sleeper shout out for the tournament, I’d have to say Syracuse’s Michael Carter-Williams; his stats may not be eye-popping, but he’ll be orchestrating the Orange through a ton of big games right down to the end. Scouts have got their binoculars on everybody though, so this can ensure we’ll see senior endings, the unwilling descending, and the pure hungry ascending. That’s all we can ask for, right?

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