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EJ is the leader in providing infrastructure access solutions. Come explore the legacy of continuous improvement and innovation at our Visitor Center on Main Street.

Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM For appointments or to learn more, please call 231 536 4587. East Jordan Iron Works is now EJ.

Welcome from Mary Our Chamber Cheerleader

S-P-I-R-I-T… “Spirit” – short word, big meaning and big difference! Without spirit... a sports team, a business, a sales team or a community will never reach the ultimate rung on the ladder of success. The C-48 Breezeway communities of East Jordan, Ellsworth and Atwood and their people know the importance of putting their hearts, souls, hard work and pride into their businesses, their schools, their clubs, organizations, churches, events and their lives. The result is a great area to live, visit, start a business or retire. As you read through our Tenth Anniversary Visitor Guide/Membership Directory (our largest edition! Thank you, member advertisers!), you will learn about our people, attractions, events, educational opportunities, and our wonderful businesses and their owners. You will see stunning photos of the area that showcase the beauty and character of our Northwest Michigan. I’m confident after reading our guide, you will want to explore this area I call home. Whether it be for a visit, relocation or business venture, the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce is here to assist you. Our office is open year-round and would love to share our S-P-I-R-I-T with you! Access us via phone (231-536-7351), email – info@ejchamber. org, visit us at our office downtown East Jordan in the Main Street Center or write us at P.O. Box 137, 100 Main Street, Suite B. Catch our Spirit – the winning spirit! As Michigan, “the Comeback State,” continues to move forward in business, manufacturing, tourism and agriculture, do your part. Do something positive. Make a difference! Celebrate Michigan, celebrate East Jordan, Ellsworth and Atwood and all we have to offer! Hope to see you soon!

Introducing the Jordan

Most sincerely, Mary H. Faculak President/CEO

Valley eTeam

MISSION STATEMENT: Seek, assist and nurture entrepreneurs in the Jordan Valley community with needed economic development resources. Pictured here: Dawn LaVanway (Jordan Valley District Library); Tom Teske (Downtown Development Authority); Jon Hoover (East Jordan Public Schools); Nancy Carey (Jordan River Arts Council); Mary Faculak (East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce). Not pictured: Tom Erhart (Northern Lakes Economic Alliance); Chris Yonker (City Administrator); Dan Miller (Entrepreneur).

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. (Henry Ford)

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Table of Contents

Mary’s Welcome ............................................................. 3 Table of Contents ........................................................... 4 Things to See & Do ......................................................... 5 2014-2015 Calendar of Events ................................... 6 Events & Festivals ........................................................ 10 Unique Attractions ......................................... 13,15,17 Arts & Culture ............................................................... 18 Parks & Beaches ............................................................. 20 Maps - Getting Here & Getting Around ............... 21 Preserves & Trails & Webcams ................................ 23 Farms & Farm Markets ............................................. 25 Weddings & Events ................................................... 27 “Catch Our Spirit” Photo Gallery ............................ 28 Accommodations ........................................................ 30 Restaurants .................................................................... 34 The Breezeway Map & Featured Stops .................. 38 Member Directory ................................................ 40-51 Fall & Color Tour Map ................................................ 53 Winter & Snowmobile Trail Map ............................ 55 Community Award Winners .................................. 57 Our Winning Youth .................................................... 59 Our Schools .................................................................... 60 City of East Jordan ........................................................ 63 Breezeway Community Spirit Activities ............. 65 Chamber of Commerce ............................................. 67 Church Directory ......................................................... 69 Clubs & Organizations Directory ........................... 70 Advertisers Index / Publication Info ..................... 74


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2014 Top Things to See & Do In no particular order! The South Arm The water on the South Arm - the

calmer, warmer part of Lake Charlevoix - is ideal for water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. At the south end is the mouth of the Jordan River; at the north end, the infamous narrows at the Ironton Ferry. You can even boat through Lake Charlevoix, through Round Lake harbor (downtown Charlevoix) and go out into Lake Michigan... and beyond!

Elm Pointe On Lake Charlevoix, enjoy the beach,

museum, picnic tables, beautiful lawns & flowers... and, of course, the annual Portside Arts Fair August 2 & 3.

Chain of Lakes Spectacular 75 mile-long waterway

consisting of fourteen lakes and connecting rivers. Grab your small boat or kayak, start in the Village of Ellsworth and end up in Lake Michigan at Elk Rapids!

The Jordan River & Jordan Valley Stonehedge Fiber Mill

Eight breeds of sheep & goats, fiber processing mill, and yarn shop. [Details on page 13.]

Hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching. Don’t forget to visit the Jordan River National Fish Hatchery. [Details on page 23.]

Our Nature Preserves Check out the Little Traverse

Conservancy website - They even have a smartphone app to download.

Raven Hill Discovery Center

Northern lower Michigan’s only place where children and adults can link science, history & the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors. [Details on page 15.]

Lakeside Camping

The Breezeway

East Jordan Tourist Park [East Jordan] Wooden Shoe Campground [Ellsworth] Wielands Whistling Pines [Ellsworth] Whiting Park [Peninsula Rd., north of Advance]

A scenic 26-mile rural ride across C-48 from Atwood to Ellsworth to East Jordan to Boyne Falls. [Details on pages 38 & 39.]

Our Amazing Birds

Eagles, Geese, Swans, Ducks, Mergansers, Herons, Woodpeckers, Jays, Crows, Gulls, Wild Turkeys, Hawks, Pigeons, Doves, Owls, Starlings, Sparrows & Finches.

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May – October

2014 Events

East Jordan Garden Club Farmers Market Every Thursday - Mid May through Oct. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Accept “Project Fresh” Sportsman’s Park - Contact person: Laurie Wakeham 231-536-2636.

May 4

EJ Community Band Concert 3 p.m. - EJ Community Auditorium EJHS Raven Hill Discovery Center Annual Spring Open House: Noon - 4 p.m.

May 10

East Jordan Graduation 2 p.m. - Boswell Stadium

June 1 – June 13

Jordan River Arts Council Shanna Robinson & Barbara Bushey 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

June 2 – June 5

Smart Commute Charlevoix County For more info 536-7351.

June 6

17th Annual Chamber Spring Golf Outing Mallard Golf Club, 12 p.m. For more information contact EJ Chamber 231-536-7351.

Mother/Daughter Banquet East Jordan High School Raven Hill Discovery Center FREE 2nd Saturday Series: Noon - 4 p.m.

Car Show - Pickers Exchange 6-8 p.m.

June 6 & 7

East Jordan Rotary Club Variety Show 7 p.m. - EJ Community Auditorium

May 11 - 23


June 1

Annual Scholarship Show Jordan River Arts Council 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

June 7

Raven Hill Discovery Center FREE 2nd Saturday Series: Noon - 4 p.m.

May 16

Car Show - Pickers Exchange 6-8 p.m.

May 23

Odawa Casino Beach Boys - 8 p.m.

May 23-24

June 19

6th Annual Breezeway Cruise Classic cars, convertibles, motorcycles, whatever! From Boyne Mountain to Atwood. Call EJ Chamber for details 536-7351or go to

5th Annual Breezeway Garage Sale Garage sales across C-48 The Breezeway from June 20 Atwood to Boyne Falls. For more details go to Music in the Park Concert Series Solutions (Classic Rock) 7 p.m. - Memorial Park Band Shell East Jordan Sidewalk Sales Car Show - Pickers Exchange 6-8 p.m. Downtown East Jordan Odawa Casino Jonny Lang - 8 p.m.

May 25

June 21

Pickers Exchange Flea Market Walker Building Parking Lot Info: 231-803-4485

Raven Hill Discovery Center Summer Solstice Celebration: Bonfire at Stonehenge 7-11 p.m.

May 26

Memorial Day Parade 10:45 a.m. Program - Memorial Park 11:00 a.m.

May 30

Car Show - Pickers Exchange 6-8 p.m.

June – August

Friday Night Concert Series 7 p.m. - Memorial Park


12th Annual Charlevoix / Emmet Co. Pink Ribbon Ride Veteran’s Park, Boyne City Contact: Gay Pung, 231-330-1399 or visit the website:

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June 24 – Early October

2014 Events July 13

Ellsworth Farmers Market 3-6 p.m.

Raven Hill Discovery Center FREE 2nd Saturday Series: Noon - 4 p.m.

June 24 - 28

East Jordan Freedom Festival Downtown E.J. - Parades, Carnival, Fireworks Entertainment - For info, contact Shannon Fender at 231-536-7351.

July 18

June 27

Odawa Casino Kenny Rogers - 8 p.m.

June 28

Raven Hill Discovery Center 2014 Summer Magic Celebration: Grow With Us (Adults Only) 6 p.m.

Odawa Casino 38 Special - 8 p.m.

Music in the Park Concert Series Jon Archambault Band (Rock/Blues) 7 p.m. - Memorial Park Band Shell

July 20

29th Annual Jordan Valley Triathlon 9 a.m. - Starting at Tourist Park with swimming. For Information call 231-536-0795. Sponsored by the East Jordan Ambulance Association.

June 29

Pickers Exchange Flea Market Walker Building Parking Lot Info: 231-803-4485

July 21 – Aug 1

Friends of the Jordan Young Friends Outdoor Education Program Session 2 -

July 25

July 4 & 5

Ellebration Festival: A Celebration of Food, Family & Fun Parade, Fireworks, Concessions, Community Picnic, Kids games, Horse pulls, etc…

July 7 – 18th

Car Show - Pickers Exchange 6-8 p.m.

July 25-27

Craft Show & Fiber Arts Festival Castle Farms - Vendors from all over Michigan.

Friends of the Jordan Young Friends Education Program Session 1

July 26

July 9

July 27

July 10, 17, 24, 31

August 1

July 11

Odawa Casino Kenny Loggins - 8 p.m.

Pickers Exchange Flea Market Walker Building Parking Lot Info: 231-803-4485

Prince & Princess Story Time Castle Farms - 1-3 p.m. RSVP 231-237-0884 ext. 236 Jordan Valley Community Band Concert 7:30 p.m. - Memorial Park Band Shell Music in the Park Concert Series Square Moon (Jazz) 7 p.m. - Memorial Park Band Shell

Music in the Park Concert Series Blood Sisters (Blues/Folk/Rock) 7 p.m. - Memorial Park Band Shell

August 2-3

Car Show - Pickers Exchange 6-8 p.m.

July 11 & 12

East Jordan Garden Club Show Jordan River Arts Council Noon - 4 p.m.


Music in the Park Concert Series Kitty Donohoe (Irish Folk) 7 p.m. - Memorial Park Band Shell

South Arm Classics Classic Boat Show, Classic Car Show & Microbrew Fest Friday: Car Cruise, Music in the Band Shell. Saturday: Downtown East Jordan - Memorial Park 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

52nd Annual Portside Art Fair Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sponsored by E.J. Portside Art & Historical Society. Elm Pointe Estate on M-66. Kim Prebble 231-536-3282 or go to:

August 6

All Aboard for Story Time Castle Farms - 1-3 p.m.

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August 8

September 21

Music in the Park Concert Series Family Reunion (Folk) 7 p.m. - Memorial Park Band Shell

Raven Hill Discovery Center Autumnal Equinox Celebration, 8-10 p.m.

September 22

August 3 – August 11

5th Annual Ellsworth Archery Tournament & Expo Community Park in Ellsworth.

Jordan River Arts Council Traveling Road Show 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

September 26

August 9

Annual Ducky Derby Sportsman’s Park Sponsored by Crossroads Resale Shop.

August 9-10

Charlevoix County “Relay For Life” Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. From Saturday 10 a.m. til Sunday 10 a.m. Community Park in East Jordan.

August 10


Raven Hill Discovery Center FREE 2nd Saturday Series: Noon - 4 p.m.

August 15

Music in the Park Concert Series The Snyders (French Canadian Folk/Blues) 7 p.m. - Memorial Park Band Shell Car Show - Pickers Exchange 6-8 p.m.

September 27

31st Annual Crop Walk Odawa Casino Ultimate Legends Show - 8 p.m.

September 27, October 4 & 11

6th Annual Breezeway Fall Color Cruise Details at

September 28

Harvest Festival Castle Farms 3-5 p.m. Pickers Exchange Flea Market Walker Building Parking Lot Info: 231-803-4485

October 5 – November 7

East Jordan Sidewalk Sales & Summer Fun Party

Jordan River Arts Council Rare Threads Fiber Exhibit 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

August 22

October 11

Odawa Casino Easton Corbin - 8 p.m.

August 24

Odawa Casino Ron White - 8 p.m.

Raven Hill Discovery Center FREE 2nd Saturday Series: Noon - 4 p.m.

October 18

August 29

5th Annual Pumpkin Festival Downtown East Jordan.

August 31

Leaf Peekers Craft Show Downtown East Jordan. Chamber for more details 536-7351.

Car Show - Pickers Exchange 6-8 p.m. Pickers Exchange Flea Market Walker Building Parking Lot Info: 231-803-4485

October 31

Hallelujah Night Harvest Barn Church 6-8 p.m.

September 12

Car Show - Pickers Exchange 6-8 p.m.

September 13

Raven Hill Discovery Center FREE 2nd Saturday Series: Noon - 4 p.m.

September 20

Friends of the Jordan Photography Contest Celebration & Exhibit 1-4 p.m.


Car Show - Pickers Exchange 6-8 p.m.

November – April

Roller Skating - Every Saturday at Harvest Barn Church. Noon-3 p.m. $5 per person

November – April

Winter Farmer’s Market EJ Civic Center, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Second Thursday of the month w/special holiday dates.

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November 8

Jordan River Arts Council Holiday Art Fair East Jordan High School. 10a.m. - 4 p.m. Raven Hill Discovery Center FREE 2nd Saturday Series: Noon - 4 p.m.

November 16 –December 19

2015 Events January 31

Chamber Annual Meeting/Dinner/Auction/ Awards Castle Farms - E.J. Chamber 231-536-7351

February 6-7

Jordan River Arts Council Members Christmas Art for Sale 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

34th Annual Sno-Blast Winter Festival Sno-Sculpture Contest, Crowning of Belle of the Blizzard & Winter Knight, Blessing of the Sleds, and much more.

December 2014 – March 2015

East Jordan Sno-Mobilers Club Breakfast 7a.m. – Noon. Clubhouse on Mt Bliss Rd.

December 4 – January 4

East Jordan Lighted Christmas Village EJ Tourist Park.

December 4

Ellsworth Shiverfest Snowshoe events, cardboard sleds, dessert tasting and much more.

March 7

Fiddlers Jamboree Harvest Barn Church.

April 11

Miss East Jordan Scholarship Pageant EJ Community Auditorium EJHS - 7 p.m.

April 25

December 5

Holly Daze Charlevoix Area Hospital Foundation Dinner & Auction at Castle Farms 5:30 p.m. For more info, call 231-547-8501.

Father/Son Banquet East Jordan High School

December 6

Atwood Christmas Celebration Sleigh Rides, Open Houses, Snow Sculptures & more.


Holiday Community Night/Santa Parade Downtown East Jordan. Starts at 5 p.m. Tree Lighting, Santa Parade, Soup Cook-off and much more. E.J. Chamber 231-536-7351.

February 13 - 14

December 7

EJ Community Band Concert 3 p.m. EJ Community Auditorium EJHS.

December 10

Ellsworth Wooden Shoe Holiday Festival Banks Township Hall.

2013 Ellebration Parade Ellsworth

December 13

Raven Hill Discovery Center FREE 2nd Saturday Series: Noon - 4 p.m. Breakfast with Santa Banks Township Hall Sponsored by: Ellsworth Lioness

December 21

Raven Hill Discovery Center Bonfire at Stonehenge Winter Solstice Celebration 7-11 p.m.

2014 Shiverfest Cardboard Sled Making

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The Festive Spirit of Events Breezeway Garage Sale ... 26 Miles of it! Friday & Saturday, May 23 & 24: Pick up a

map or download it from ... and shop til you drop!

Summer Breezeway Cruise

Thursday, June 19: Meet at Boyne Mountain at 5:30

p.m. and cruise the C-48 Breezeway through East Jordan and Ellsworth, and ending in Atwood at Friske Orchards & Farm Market. Food and fun stuff at both ends!

East Jordan Freedom Festival

June 24-28: The 2014 East Jordan Freedom Festival features the Schmidt Carnival rides and an expanded scheduled of fun family activities and events throughout the week. Beginning on Tuesday this year, enjoy 5 full days of parades, bands, fireworks and fun, fun, fun!


Friday & Saturday, July 4 & 5: A summer outdoor community celebration held in

Ellsworth. The Ellebration is a small town celebration of food, family, and fun. The festival features many long-time favorite Pig Roast events like the Grand Parade, Free Kids’ Games and Inflateables, Famous Pork Roast Dinner and the Horse Pull. The Ellebration also includes newer events like a co-ed softball tournament and community bonfire. Saturday, July 5 Fireworks! Over Lake St Clair in Ellsworth.


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South Arm Classics Festival

Friday, July 11: On Friday evening there will be a cruise and live music in the band stage area. Water participants may arrange to have their boats docked that evening to enjoy this event. Saturday, July 12: The 2014 show is Saturday from10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Classic Boat Show is combined with a Classic Car Show, the South Arm Classics Kayak Fun Run, a microbrew tent (later in the day), artists’ booths, live music and children’s activities.

Ellsworth Archery Tournament

Saturday, September 22: The 5th Annual Ellsworth Archery Tournament takes place in Ellsworth’s Community Park. Competitions, lessons, vendors and more!

Breezeway Fall Color Cruises

September 27, October 4 & 11: Again this year ... Multiple Cruise Days ... Three Saturdays! Pick up your “Goodie Bag” in Atwood and cruise to Boyne Mountain at your own pace - stopping whenever and wherever you want! See the fall colors and buy your pumpkins, apples and more!

Pumpkin Festival & Leaf Peeker Craft Show

Saturday, October 18: Spend the afternoon in East Jordan for a ton of Fall Fun! Come to Memorial Park for Pumpkin Bowling, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, balloon animals, yummy treats, and much more! Kids can don their Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat down Main Street. Leaf Peeker Craft Show at the Civic Center from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sno-Blast Winter Festival 2015

Friday & Saturday, February 6 & 7: The 34th annual event includes Sno-Sculpture Contest, Crowning of Belle of the Blizzard & Winter Knight, Blessing of the Sleds and much more.

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Unique Attractions Stonehedge Fiber Mill and Yarn Shop Stonehedge, owned and operated by Deb & Chuck McDermott, is a 157-year-old working farm which now houses a state-of-the-art fiber mill, a yarn shop and a veritable zoo! The mill is housed in two century-old farm barns where employees are doing everything from cleaning sheep and alpaca wool to manufacturing ready-to-use yarn from the wool. They not only process wool from their own animals... wool is shipped to their mill from all over the United States. Deb McDermott is a shepherd, spinner, and fiber artist. Visitors to the Stonehedge Fiber Mill will have an opportunity to purchase yarn and gift items knitted by Deb. The Stonehedge Fiber Mill processes are extremely fascinating and educational for all ages to observe, and Debbie & Chuck McDermott’s hospitality and willingness to share their knowledge and love of their “hobby,” make a visit to Stonehedge a truly memorable experience!

U.S. Winter Olympic team to march in Pure Michigan-made material Friday, December 6, 2013 “Gov. Rick Snyder is presented with an official 2014 Olympic Closing Ceremony sweater by Debra and Chuck McDermott, owners of the Stonehedge Fiber Mill in East Jordan, MI. The official U.S. Olympic team closing ceremony sweaters will be made with yarn from the mill. Pictured are, from left, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams, MI Fiber Industry Coalition President Sheila Miller, the governor, the McDermotts, and East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Faculak.”

Come visit EJ on Main Street. The EJ legacy dates back to 1883 when William E. Malpass and his father-in-law, Richard W. Round, established a foundry on the shores of Lake Charlevoix, in the town of East Jordan. Known as East Jordan Iron Works for over 125 years, the company has become an international leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of access solutions for water, sewer, drainage, telecommunications and utility networks. The company, now known as EJ, is a global enterprise that spans five continents promoting innovation, quality, and commitment to customer service. Its worldwide commercial presence includes sales offices, manufacturing and distribution facilities, research and development centers, and product distribution in over 140 countries, while remaining a family-owned company. In 2008, EJ opened a Historical Visitor Center in downtown East Jordan. It was designed as a place for the public to learn about the company, including its interesting history. In the fall of 2012, EJ began renovation on the building and will re-open this summer. Visitors will be presented with all new exhibits to learn about the history, processes, products, and global presence of EJ. EJ is located at 211 Main Street and will be open to the public free of charge. For hours of operation and more information, please call 231-536-4587.

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Unique Attractions Raven Hill Discovery Center

While Apple has coined the phrase “there’s an app for that,” the recurring phrase for visitors to Raven Hill Discovery Center is “there’s a link to that.” Raven Hill Discovery Center [www.RavenHillDiscoveryCenter. org] is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history & the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors. Connections emerge through exhibits, facilities & classes, that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play. Raven Hill appeals to everyone, especially families. The Center is located on 157 acres in northern Lower Michigan adjacent to Little Traverse Conservancy’s Raven Ridge Nature Preserve. Since opening in 1992, Raven Hill’s focus on connections between science, history & art has strengthened. Visitors experience the strands of science & technology, culture, history and the arts interwoven throughout the Center’s hands-on exhibits and displays. Raven Hill Discovery Center’s mission - to provide a place where children and adults can build life-long connections linking science, history and the arts in a hands-on learning environment - continues to guide its growth and development. Facilities include the Main Museum, Fiber Studio, Print Shop, Art Pavilion, School House & Alternative Energy House. Outdoor exhibits range from Medicinal Gardens; Art & Architecture in Smallville; Earth Tones Music Garden; Beyond Jurassic Park: The Earth’s Geologic History; Maple Leaf Tree House; Wetlands Boardwalk; Taxonomic (Taxi) Trail; The

Ancient World; Whisper Dishes and the new Learning Gardens. The Mobile Access Project (MAP) permits guests to learn more connections and links from exhibits both indoors & out, via their own smart phones or by checking out a tablet at the Center. Programs vary by location, age and interest. Science, history and the arts connect everything at Raven Hill. Indoor & outdoor exhibits are regularly open weekends year round and every day in the summer to the public. Science, history and art classes take place all year for all ages. Field trips meet group needs and teachers can complete work for graduate credit in history, art or science through Central Michigan University Off-Campus Programs. Outreach programs take science, history and art connections to schools, camps and libraries or for any special occasion. Major accomplishments include an expanded main building, five outbuildings, five major outdoor exhibits, fifteen consecutive grant awards from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and a variety of grant awards for programs, exhibits and facilities from public & private funds. Raven Hill is a member of NASA JET Propulsion Lab Museum Alliance & host to NOrthern Michigan Astronomy Club (NOMAC). The Center received the prestigious Crooked Tree Arts Center eddi Award for Arts and Cultural Organizations in 2005 and is currently a presenter in the 2012-15 Michigan Arts and Humanities Council Touring Directory.

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Unique Attractions Castle Farms - Magical! Castle Farms strives daily to eventually be known as “the happiest Castle in the world”. The unique visionary approach employed in restoring this treasured historical site and buildings has resulted in a magical place which appeals to young and old alike. Today, where cows and horses once roamed, romantic courtyards with soaring arches offer bridal couples intimate spots to exchange wedding vows. Visitors of all ages delight in touring the great stone buildings, wandering the sweeping gardens, marveling at The Castle Model Garden Railroad, playing a leisurely game of giant chess, and feeding the ducks and rainbow trout found in the Reflection Pond. Throughout The Castle walls and amid the beautifully manicured lawns and gardens, smiling friendly faces abound. The happiest Castle in the world. We invite you to join us and help us make our dreams come true!

Jordan River National Fish Hatchery Nestled deep in the valley of the upper Jordan River, the Jordan River National Fish Hatchery (NFH) is one of northern Michigan’s lesser known destinations. Situated on 116 acres the hatchery encompasses two cold water springs which provide over 5,000 gallons per minute of crystal clear water that the hatchery uses to produce over 3.0 million lake and brook trout for the Great Lakes region. The public is always welcome at the hatchery which boasts over 15,000 visitors annually. In addition to self-guided tours the staff and volunteers offer pre-arranged guided tours to groups, organizations, and families. Our hatchery offers more than just fish to the outdoor enthusiast! The station has over .7 miles of hiking trails and boasts a valley overlook observation station that rivals any in the area. The Visitor Center is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide information, refreshments and restrooms to the public. The staff of the Jordan River NFH welcomes all to come out and enjoy your National Fish Hatchery in the beautiful Jordan River Valley. From East Jordan: Take M-32 east to US-131. Turn right onto US-131, travel 4.5 miles to Turner Road. Take right on Turner Road, travel 1.9 miles to hatchery on right. 6623 Turner Road, Elmira, MI 49730 Email:; Phone: (231) 584-2461

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The Creative Spirit Jordan River Arts Council 26 Years of Arts & Culture

The Jordan River Arts Council was formed 26 years ago by persons with a vision of an established art center and has served as East Jordan’s community culture leader, continuously for the past 26 years. Several of those visionaries were Howard Ellis, Nancy Carey, and Pat & Rod Tinney, all of whom are still active today. JRAC is located on Main Street in downtown East Jordan in the old Library building. A refurbished sign is in front with the new logo largely displayed on the side of the building. JRAC provides an organized framework for the presentations of quality workshops, exhibits, fine art lectures and live performances. During the exhibits, the Center is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Other times can be arranged. Always special are the opening receptions for each exhibit. JRAC is a strong believer in education and extends the fine arts to area schools. Educational exhibits with hands-onexperiences and in-school programs are offered yearly to area schools. High school arts scholarships - The Betty Osborne, The Pearl in Hand, and the JRAC - are granted annually in May. JRAC is a sponsor of the summer Music in the Park Concert series and often works on other community projects. The Art Center serves as a meeting place for the Writers Group which meets the second Tuesday of each month. They have published the book, “Writings” which is available for sale. The Socrates Cafe meets every other Sunday with lively discussions. The Artists Gathering of plein air painters meet weekly during the summer and several times during the winter at the Center. The all-volunteer Board of Directors meets the third Tuesday of each month and the annual meeting with picnic and entertainment is held the third Sunday in September. All events are open to all interested persons. No need to be a JRAC member, but membership is always encouraged. JRAC is supported through memberships, donations, grants and in-kind services. The main fundraiser is the popular Holiday Art Fair held the first Saturday in November with a gourmet lunch served by the Board. JRAC has produced a cookbook - “Flavors and Visions” - with members’ original art and favorite recipes and also colorful tote bags which are for sale. JRAC is a place to stop when visiting East Jordan. [ www.Jordan River ]


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Concerts in the Park

Friday Summer Nights ... 7:00-9:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Jordan River Arts Council (JRAC), the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce and the East Jordan Downtown Development Authority (DDA). June 20 July 11 July 18 July 25 Aug. 1 Aug. 8 Aug. 15

Solutions Square Moon Jon Archambault Band Kitty Donohoe Blood Sisters Family Reunion The Snyders

Classic Rock Jazz Rock / Blues Irish Folk / Stories Blues / Folk / Rock Folk French Canadian Folk / Blues

Jordan Valley District Library ... where the curious explore & discover.

The library has many services available to the community: • Library app for quick easy service to all library resources; • Downloadable eBooks, eaudios, music, videos, magazines and independent films; • MelCat interlibrary loan free to our residents; • Michigan reference databases including Michigan legal forms; • Find your relatives through Ancestry Library Edition; • Learn a new skill through online Universal Class; • Learn a new language with Mango Languages; • Business resource center to help entrepreneurs; • Digital indexed local newspapers from 1904 to present; • Disc cleaning machine to repair CD discs, PS3, and blu-ray; • Public computers for word processing, resume writing, and internet access; • Wifi and broadband available inside and outside of building.

Jordan Valley Community Band

Thursdays in July 7:30 p.m.

The library also has programs for all ages. • Daily After School Teen Program for Middle and High School Students; • Weekly Parent Education & Community Play group; • Annual Summer Entertainment Program with entertainers; • Digital literacy training for our residents. The library is open seven days a week. Check out what your library has to offer. [ ]

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Parks, Beaches & More... The Perfect Places to Bird Watch Sportsman’s Park Location: 85 Bridge St. More info: 231-536-3381

5-Acre park located just across the bridge from downtown. Perfect spot for bird-watching including eagles & osprey. Fishing piers. Jordan River Watershed Center. Farmers’ Market May-Oct.

East Jordan City Marina Location: 101 Spring St. More info: 231-536-2166

Open May 15 - October 15. Transient and seasonal boat slips, shopping docks, full-service gasoline, pump-out station, ice and restrooms. Shower facilities for seasonal & transient slip holders.

East Jordan Civic Center Location: 101 Civic Center Ln. More info: 231-536-3381

The Civic Center may be rented for receptions & parties, and used for recreational activities.

East Jordan Community Pool Open all year. Everyone welcome. Recreational swimming for all Location: 101 Maple St. - EJHS ages. Red Cross swim lessons. More info: 231-536-2250 Tourist Park Campground & Beach Location: 215 N. Lake St. More info: 231-536-2561

100 Campsites. Power, Cable TV, Internet. Pavilion. Play Structure (ages 2-12). Rock Climber. Beach. Log building can be rented for parties & reunions. Two cabins. Open year-round. Reservations by mail or email

Memorial Park & Band Shell Location: 101 Spring St.

Downtown park adjacent to the City Marina. Historic EJ&S RR#6 Train Engine. Band shell for Concerts in the Park series and other festival activities. Picnic tables. Watch the birds & boats. Go fish!

Elm Pointe Location: 1656 S. M-66 Hwy. More info: 231-536-2363

Park, Beach & Picnic Area: Open May 15 - October 15, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Museum & Gallery: Open June-September, Sat. & Sun. 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. Admission to Park & Museum: Free.

East Jordan Community Park 40-Acre, state-of-the-art recreation facility. 3 Soccer fields, 4 Location: 805 Maple St. regulation baseball/softball diamonds, 250-car parking area. More info: 231-536-3381 Concession/Restroom building. Sledding hill & ice rink. East Jordan Rotary Skate Park This 1.5 acre skatepark includes a HMA (bituminous) skatepad, Location: State St. skate ramps, half-pipe, quarter-pipe, and 4 grind rails. Open seasonally for public skateboarding - spring through fall.

On February 15, 2014, a 3-1/2 year old female bald eagle was released back into the wild in front of hundreds of spectators at East Jordan’s Sportsman’s Park. Wings of Wonder director, Rebecca Lessard, carried it around for viewing prior to the release. Lessard’s facility rehabilitated the bird after it was found injured along a roadside in the East Jordan area in December.


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Preserves & Trails & Webcams Banks Township Park

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, in the northern portion of Banks Township, the park boasts beautiful sunsets, a sandy beach with a variety of birch, maple and evergreens shading the grassy picnic area on the bluff overlooking the beach.

Preserves, Pathways & Trails • • • • • •

The Jordan River Pathway North Country Trail Raven Ridge Nature Preserve Rogers Family Nature Preserve St. Clair Lake - Six Mile Lake Natural Area Charles Taylor Nature Preserve / Olstrom Family Preserve • Wisser-Swarovski Nature Preserve

The Jordan River Pathway was estab-

lished to provide an opportunity for hikers, backpackers, and snowshoers to take in the abundance of natural beauty that the Jordan River Valley offers. While on the Pathway, one will enjoy many scenic, biological and historic aspects of the Jordan Valley. The Pathway offers several trail options. The main starting point and parking facilities are located at the top of Deadman’s Hill off U.S. 131 north of Alba. The Deadman’s Hill loop is three miles long.

“Catch Our Spirit” on Our New Webcams! Thanks to the generosity of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, East Jordan is now home to two webcams. One camera is placed at Sportsman’s Park overlooking an eagle’s nest. Watch the eagles or catch the deer and other wildlife below throughout the year. A second camera is pointed toward the beautiful South Arm of Lake Charlevoix, a four-season lake full of activity. From boating to fishing to the spectacular East Jordan Freedom Festival fireworks... see it all here! Thank you Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors for your gift. Find the webcam links on the East Jordan CB Realtors site, the Chamber site and the City of East Jordan site.

The Friends of the Jordan River Watershed

is a grassroots, nonprofit, non-governmental organization with the mission to “Conserve the natural resources and protect the environmental quality of the Jordan River and its watershed.” Check out the nature trail at the Center and watch for eagles from the viewing platforms. Learn about and get involved in their programs and projects at:

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Farms & Farm Markets Ellsworth Farmers’ Market: The only one in the late afternoon! The Ellsworth Farmers’ Market is becoming a signature event for the Village of Ellsworth and the Breezeway. Tuesday evenings: 3 - 6 p.m. At the Ball field across from Ellsworth High School. Stop by on your way home from work (or play). Hugh Campbell, Marketmaster

EJ Farmers’ Market: Going strong...Year-round! Bigger & better than ever! SUMMER: Thursdays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sportsman’s Park, East Jordan FALL, WINTER & SPRING: 2nd Thursday each month: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. EJ Civic Center, East Jordan Laurie Wakeham, Marketmaster

Friske Orchards Friske’s Farm & Orchards grows and harvests approximately 5.5 million of fresh Michigan fruit and produce annually and produces & Farm Market pounds about 50,000 gallons of Friske’s premium Apple Cider blends. Friske’s various fruits and produce are sold fresh at their Farm Market, through their Online Market store, at many area farmers’ markets and across larger grocery and specialty stores throughout the Midwest. They produce their own line of specialty foods and baked goods used in their Orchard Café menu items and sold to other distributors. Also enjoy Friske’s many special events throughout the year. [] Mi Farm Market is a family-owned business with one simple goal: To spread the breadth and wealth of Michigan’s locally-made products to people all over the world! In order to achieve this goal, they’ve established relationships with a plethora of local producers, artists, and food artisans to offer their best products under one roof. Their barn-red building not only houses their store front, but also their crate shop and mail order warehouse - where they carefully pack gourmet items from across the state into their handcrafted wood crates, creating an original line of Michigan-themed gift baskets. []

Royal Farms & The Cellars of Royal Farms This boutique-like farm market offers fresh inseason fruits and vegetables right off the farm! U-pick is available for cherries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, and apples. They also offer an inhouse, made-from-scratch bakery with amazing pies, award-winning cherry coffeecake, pastries, bread and meat pasties. Other offerings include their smoothie/ ice cream house; greenhouse; gift shop with cherry products, cherry concentrate and unique farm, kitchen, and cherry novelties; cider mill, fall corn maze and hayrides. This year, visit their new Wine Garden to sample their line of wines from the Cellars of Royal Farms. []

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Weddings & Events Pick Your Venue

A Matter of Taste Banks Township Hall Blue Pelican Boyne Mountain Castle Farms Charlevoix Country Club East Jordan Civic Center Elm Pointe Estate Jordan Inn Jordan Valley Barn Murray’s Sommerset Pointe Sportsman’s Park

Need A Caterer? A Matter of Taste Blue Pelican Grey Gables Inn Jordan Inn Murray’s

Flowers Are A Must! Jordan Valley Floral


Essence Hair Salon Mr. Bruce’s Barber Shop Solace Spa at Boyne Mountain Sunnyside Up Tanning

Gotta Rent Stuff

At Your Service (Portable Restrooms) East Jordan True Value Jordan Valley Rental Taylor Rental

Don’t Forget The Photographer

Pink Kayak Photography Tatum’s Photo & Design

The Romantic Wedding Night AmericInn Blue Pelican East Jordan Motel House on the Hill Jordan Inn The Lodge Mountain Grand Lodge Odawa Casino Resort

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Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass... it’s about learning to dance in the rain.


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The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

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AmericInn Lodge & Suites Phone: 231-237-0988 Fax: 231-237-0249

Charlevoix 11800 US 31 N. (Near Public Golf Course)

52 guest rooms & suites

Boyne Mountain Resorts Phone: 231-549-6000 Phone: 1-800-462-6963

Boyne Falls 1 Boyne Mountain Road


The Lodge of Charlevoix Phone: 231-547-6565 Toll Free 888-547-6565

Charlevoix 120 Michigan Avenue

40 rooms

Odawa Hotel Phone: 231-347-6041 or Toll Free 877-442-6464

Petoskey 1444 US 131 South

10 suites 127 rooms




Cedar Rest Resort Phone: 231-536-7189

East Jordan 00459 S. Peninsula Rd., P.O. Box 586

12 units 2 & 3 bedroom

East Jordan Motel Phone: 231-222-2152

East Jordan 218 Elizabeth St. at M-66

7 rooms

Yettaw Cottages, LLC Phone: 231-588-7741

Ellsworth On shore of St. Clair Lake

Sleeps: Varies

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To be continued... Indoor pool, sauna & hot tub, wifi. Complimentary breakfast daily, spacious parking lot, large hospitality room for meetings and parties. - Golf, Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark, Zipline Adventures, Solace Spa, Biking Trails/Rental, Scenic Chairlift Rides, Horseback Riding, Disc Golf, Snowsports, Youth Camps, Patio Dining & Live Entertainment, Lodging. Select pet friendly lodging available. A light complimentary breakfast, outdoor heated pool, free high-speed wireless Internet, refrigerators. Short walk to downtown, beaches, restaurants, Beaver Island Ferry, Round Lake Harbor & shops. - Indoor Pool & Hot Tub; Business Center; Free Parking; Complimentary, On-Demand Shuttle Service to Odawa Casino Resort; Free Wi-Fi; In-room Coffee Makers; Convenient Location; Casino Packages Available. AMENITIES & MORE 53 Acres on Lake Charlevoix. Internet service available. DNR boat launch site next door. Great fishing, boating, sailing and swimming. 1400’ of lake frontage. No pets.


AMENITIES & MORE - Clean, cozy rooms at an affordable price, with access to beautiful Lake Charlevoix. Just a short walk to East Jordan’s Tourist Park, where you can enjoy a sandy beach and swimming area. WiFi Available. Three (3) bedroom cottages, fully furnished including linens, microwave, cable TV, row boats, fire pits. Family pets welcome. Weekly summer rentals Sat-Sat; off season dates & rates negotiable. :: ::






The Blue Pelican Inn Phone: 231-544-2583

Central Lake 2535 North Main Street

6 Rooms 1 Suite

The House on the Hill Phone: 231-588-6304

Ellsworth 9661 Lake Street - On The Breezeway

4 rooms - Main House; 3 rooms Carriage House

The Jordan Inn Phone: 231-536-9906

East Jordan 228 Main Street

11 rooms




East Jordan Tourist Park East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2561 (4/15-10/15) South Arm of Lake Charlevoix 231-536-3381 (Winter)

60 Sites / 40 Additional 2 Cabins

Whiting Park Charlevoix County Parks

Boyne City, north of Advance On Lake Charlevoix

58 Sites

Wielands Whistling Pines Phone: 231-544-6348

Ellsworth 7143 Rushton Rd.

14 Sites

Wooden Shoe Park Phone: 231-588-6382

Ellsworth 5625 Bridge Street

40 Sites




Bell’s Cabins (John & Ursula Bell) Phone: 231-599-3203

East Jordan 401 N Lake Street

2 Bedroom & 1 Bedroom

Cedar Bluffs Cottages Phone: 231-588-6304

East Jordan On Six Mile Lake

2 Cabins Sleeps 8 each

Grandma’s Home Phone: 231-350-3282

East Jordan 10448 Lord Road

Sleeps 6

Stone Family Cottage Phone: 231-536-3103 520-886-8823 (Oct-May)

East Jordan 02630 S. M-66

Sleeps 8+

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Small, quiet campground for trailers, 5th wheels, tents, popups. Located on beautiful Wilson Lake, 2.5 mi. south of Ellsworth on Rushton Rd. Camp, kayak & canoe, fish or just relax. Small but w/ big park amenities: electric & water on sites, bath house w/ flush toilets & shower... even a dump station. - Open 5/15 - 9/15. Overlooking Ellsworth Lake & River Park. Shower, Bath House, Play Area, Dump Stations, Grass Sites. Swimming. Fishing. Nature Walks. Reservations Recommended. Pets must be on leash. AMENITIES & MORE - Open 4/15 - 10/15 Weather Permitting. Easy access to Lake Charlevoix beach, golf, tennis, boat launch. Clean and affordable 2 bedroom cottage and one bedroom cabin. For rent by day or week. Kitchen, cable television, grill and fire pit. Clean linens provided. - 350 feet of private shoreline on Six Mile Lake. Visit the charming nearby resort towns nestled along the sparkling blue waters of Lake Michigan or play on some of Michigan’s prime golf courses. - 3 Miles north of East Jordan, 10 miles south of Charlevoix. Fully equipped kitchen w/ microwave, washer & dryer, satellite TV, air, outdoor grill, use of fitness room & hot tub. All linens included. Near Lake Charlevoix & on East Jordan snowmobile trail. - 80 ft. of frontage on Lake Charlevoix South Arm on M-66. 2100 sq.ft. home - 4 bedroom, 2 bath - Sandy swimming area w/swim raft; good fishing with boat & motor rental available for extra charge; Smoke free/pet free; free local phone calls.

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Ellsworth At Tapawingo 9502 Lake Street

Phone: 231-675-7659 or 231-588-1000

BC Pizza & Indoor Playland WiFi

East Jordan 114 Mill Street

Phone: 231-536-5555

Beach House Restaurant

Boyne Falls Boyne Mountain Resort

Phone: 231-549-6085

The Bistro

Charlevoix At Charlevoix Country Club 9600 Club House Drive

Phone: 231-547-9796 or 231-547-1700

The Blue Pelican Inn

Central Lake 2535 North Main Street

Phone: 231-544-2583

Darlene’s Restaurant

East Jordan Corner of Second & Mill Streets

Phone: 231-536-2801


Boyne Falls Boyne Mountain Resort

Phone: 231-549-6059


Boyne Falls Boyne Mountain Resort

Phone: 231-549-6000

Friske Orchards & Farm Market WiFi

Atwood 10 mi. S of Charlevoix on US 31

Phone: 231-599-2604 Fax: 231-599-3416

The Front Porch Café WiFi

Ellsworth 9235 Main Street

Phone: 231-588-2000

Gold Nugget Bar & Grill

Ellsworth 6513 Center Street

Phone: 231-588-6023

Grey Gables Inn Restaurant

Charlevoix 308 Belvedere Ave.

Phone: 231-547-9261 Fax: 231-547-1944

The Jordan Inn WiFi

East Jordan 228 Main Street

Phone: 231-536-9906

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Providing personalized catering services customized to celebrate your event - Weddings, Showers, Graduations, Rehearsal Dinners, Birthdays, BBQ, Dinner parties.

Lunch, Dinner

Pizza; Lunch Buffet 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Indoor Playland.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

Offering indoor and patio seating with magnificent sunset views over Deer Lake. Regional cuisine, specialty desserts and cocktails, live entertainment, Sunday brunch. Open during summer season.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

Steaks, Sushi, Pizza and more. Lunch service. Sunday Brunch. 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Outdoor seating. Take-out. Children’s menu. Entertainment. Reservations suggested.

Dinner, Cocktails, Catering

Serving the Finest Seafood, Steaks, Pastas and Salads. Outdoor Dining, Cocktails, Large Wine Cellar.

Breakfast, Lunch

Home-cooked Daily Specials. Open Monday - Saturday 6 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

Located in the resort’s Clock Tower Lodge, featuring a popular breakfast buffet, hearty lunch options & regional favorites for dinner. Weekly specials, view of the slopes, healthy options on children’s menu. Open during winter season.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

Located in the Mountain Grand Lodge & Spa. Everett’s serves up an array of American cuisine including steaks, seafood, sandwiches and a healthy children’s menu. Open daily serving breakfast, lunch and dinner year-round.

Breakfast, Lunch

Delicious breakfast specialties. Tasty sandwiches, burgers, paninis, home-made soups, fresh market salads. Handcrafted gourmet pizza from scratch. Pies & pastries.

Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee House

Non-profit community café; Affordable, home-cooked meals; cheerful, friendly atmosphere; locally-grown products; a place for people to gather or use for after-hours meetings & community events.

Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

Pizza- Fabulous Burgers- Friday Fish Fry. Entertainment Saturday Evening.

Dinner, Cocktails, Catering

Dine in this 1875 Victorian - Serving Prime Steaks, Local Fish, King Crab, Bar Menu, Sushi Menu and In-house Pastry Chef. Piano Bar in summer, weekends spring & fall.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

Conference room, catering, take-out, delivery, full bar & wine list, specialty hors d’oeuvres, custom desserts. Downtown East Jordan close to shopping & marina. Open year-round!

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The Landings

Charlevoix 10231 Ferry Rd. At Ironton Ferry

Phone: 231-547-9036

The Mallard Bar & Grill

East Jordan 9569 Bailey Road

Phone: 231-536-3636

Marty’s Cones & Carry-Out East Jordan 509 Water Street

Phone: 231-536-7693

Murray’s Bar & Grill WiFi

East Jordan 115 Main Street

Phone: 231-536-3395

Odawa Casino Restaurants

Petoskey 1760 Lears Road

Phone: 877-442-6464

Porter Creek Fish House

Boyne City (Advance) At Sommerset Pointe YC 00970 Marina Drive

Phone: 231-582-9900

The Rowe Inn & Wine Shop

Ellsworth 6303 C-48

Phone: 231-588-7351

Royal Farms

Atwood 10445 N. US 31

Phone: 231-599-3222


East Jordan 109 Main Street

Phone: 231-536-3085


East Jordan 205 Main Street

Phone: 231-536-9855 Fax: 231-536-9856

Trophy Room Pub & Pizzeria

Boyne Falls Boyne Mountain Resort

Phone: 231-549-7283

The Zone Lounge

East Jordan At Gemini Lanes 214 Main Street

Phone: 231-536-2411

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Casual Indoor and Outdoor Lakeside Dining all Summer. Fresh Salads, Yellow Perch, Burgers, Lobster Rolls. Full Bar. Marine Fuel. Boat Slips. Fun spot for adults and kids. Next to the historic Ironton Ferry.

Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

Casual Dining... Friday & Saturday - Flame Broiled Burgers. Barbequed Ribs and Fish. Friday Night Fish Fry.

Lunch, Dinner, Ice Cream

Broasted Chicken and Fish ... Sandwiches ... Fast food, cooked fresh to order! Ice Cream & Beverages.

Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails, Catering

Murray Burgers & Other Specialty Burgers; John Cross Whitefish; the BEST Quesadillas; House-made Soups & Desserts; Kids’ Menu; Extensive Craft & Domestic Beer List; Outside deck dining overlooking Lake Charlevoix.

Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

Sage: A distinctive dining experience. (Reservations: 231-344-4420) . Copper Café: Ready to serve you 24 hours a day. Ice Cream Shop, too. Waas-nodé Buffet: Lunch & dinner buffet . Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Brunch on Sundays.

Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

Lakeside Dining / Outdoor Seating. Full Menu. Take-out. Children’s Menu. Entertainment. No reservations.

Dinner, Cocktails, Specialty Wines

A traditional French country inn setting - Intimate & Casual. Superior fine dining cuisine, prepared with the freshest, seasonal locally-produced ingredients. Expansive fine wine collection for dining and retail.


Homemade lunch offerings including quiche, soups, pasties, Full Bakery, Ice Cream, Smoothies and daily specials. Outdoor seating in our beautiful courtyard.

1950s Soda Fountain

Custom Ice Cream Cakes - Premium Ice Cream & Old-fashioned Treats - Homemade Waffle Cones - Sodas from our antique soda fountain.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fresh healthy subs, Personal Pizzas, Party Subs, Fresh Baked Cookies

Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

Offering made-from-scratch pizza, specialty pies and calzone, grinders, and light Italian fare. Patio seating, plus daily happy hour specials; open year-round.

Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

Hamburgers, Pizza, Paninis, Sandwiches. Bowling, Air-Conditioning, Food Specials, Drink Specials, Big Screen TV & Friends. Enjoy your sports! Summer Activities! New outside serving area.

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ACCOUNTANTS & CPAs DeGrande, Colleen CPA, PC P.O. Box 688, East Jordan Phone: 734-237-4150; Fax: 734-237-4150 Email: Jordan Valley Accounting / H&R Block 112 Lake Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2092; Fax: 231-536-0171 Email: ADULT SERVICES / SENIOR CENTERS Charlevoix County Senior Center 110 Main Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7831 Email: Website:

Pickers Exchange 507 Water St., East Jordan Phone: 231-803-4485 Email: APPRAISALS Char-Em Appraisal Service, Inc. 6 W. Main, Unit 14, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-6418; Fax: 231-582-5990 Email:

ADVERTISING Phone Guide 311 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-347-8606 or 888-860-8606 Fax: 231-347-7398 Website:

ART GALLERIES & STUDIOS Otis Pottery 01691 M-66 N., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7856; Fax: Same - Call First Email: Website:

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS & EDUCATION Charlevoix County Farm Bureau 107 W. Hurlbut Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-2043; Fax: 231-547-9937 email: Website:

ARTS & MUSIC ORGANIZATIONS Crooked Tree Arts Center 461 E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-347-4337; Fax: 231-347-5414 Email: Website:

Ellsworth Farmer’s Exchange P.O. Box 98, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-2300; Fax: 231-588-2106 Email: Website: Martha Wagbo Farm & Education Center 5745 N. M-66, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-0333 Email: Website: ALTERNATIVE ENERGY EQUIPMENT & SYSTEMS Up North Alternative Energy Solutions, LLC 2945 M-66, East Jordan Phone: 231-342-3271 Email: Web: ANIMAL WELFARE & ADOPTION Charlevoix Area Humane Society 614 Beardsley Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-6774 Email: Website:


ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES Deer Creek Junk 320 State Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-675-2606 Email: Website:

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra 438 E. Lake Street, Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-487-0010 Website: Jordan River Arts Council 301 Main St., P.O. Box 1178, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3385 Website: Jordan Valley Community Band P.O. Box 54, East Jordan Phone: 231-582-3488; Fax: 231-582-3488 Email: ASSISTED LIVING / SENIOR HOUSING The Brook Retirement Community 701 Vogel Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-4300; Fax: 231-582-4602 Email: Website: ATTORNEYS Eugene Smith Young, Graham, Elsenheimer & Wendling P.O. Box 398, Bellaire, MI 49615 Phone: 231-533-8635; Fax: 231-533-6225

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Scott Beatty, Attorney at Law 111 State St., Suite 1, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-4059; Fax: 231-547-1529

AUTOMOBILE PARTS East Jordan Auto Parts, Inc. 121 Elm Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2322 Email: Website: J & J Auto Parts & Wrecker Service 3008 Kidder Road, East Jordan Phone: 231-544-8118

AUTHORS Pocket Full of Dreams - Inspirational Memoir 1852 Sherman SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506 Phone: 616-745-2176 Email: Website:

AUTOMOTIVE - MACHINE SHOP Diamond Performance & Machine 115 S. Lake Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7888 Email: Website:

Straddle Books (Children’s Books) P.O. Box 293, East Jordan Phone: 231-544-6613 / Winter: 520-803-0566 Email: Website:

BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS Bay Winds Federal Credit Union 220 S. Lake, East Jordan Phone: 231-547-4483; Fax: 231-547-2361 Email: Website:

AUTO BODY REPAIR & PAINTING Murray’s Body Shop, LLC 938 S. Lake Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2925; Fax: 231-536-0851 Email: Website:

Charlevoix State Bank 100 Main Street, Suite A, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-5511; Fax: 231-536-3535 Email: Website:

South Point Collision, Inc. 05453 US31 South, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-1293; Fax: 231-547-7376 Email: Website: AUTOMOBILE DEALERS Bob Mathers Ford 224 Water Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-6543; Fax: 231-582-3774 Email: Website: Ed’s Used Cars 203 Mill St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7953; Fax: 231-536-7944 Email: Website: Fox Charlevoix 06684 U.S. 31 South, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-9900; Fax: 231-547-6800 Toll Free: 1-800-968-7400 Website:


Hayes Law Firm, PLLC 209 Bridge St., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-1111; Fax: 231-547-1112 Email: Website:

Charlevoix State Bank of Ellsworth 9136 Main St., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-2211 Website: Fifth Third Bank 102 S. Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-0440; Fax: 231-582-0431 Website: Huntington National Bank 102 Mill St., P.O. Box 419, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2251; Fax: 231-536-3161 Email: Website: Northwestern Bank 1425 Bridge St., US31, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-6561; Fax: 231-547-1282 Email: Website: BARBER SHOP Mr. Bruce’s Barber Shop 117 Main St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2081

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BEAUTY SALONS & DAY SPAS Essence Hair Salon 112 S. Lake St, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3400 Email:

BUILDING SUPPLIES F.O. Barden & Son, Inc. 205 S. East St., Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-9961; Fax: 231-582-6267 Email:

BED & BREAKFASTS (See Pages 32-33)

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE Northern Initiatives 322 E. Cedar St., Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-675-7180; Fax: 866-826-3393 Email: Website:

BOAT RENTALS Summertime Rentals, LLC Ironton, MI Phone: 231-590-1471 Email: Website: BOAT RENTAL, SERVICE & STORAGE Swan Valley Marina 02474 M-66 South, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2672; Fax: 231-536-1483 Email: Website: BOOKSTORES Books & Things 104 Jordan St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2020 Email: BOWLING ALLEYS Gemini Lanes / The Zone Lounge 214 Main St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2411; Fax: 231-536-7426 BUILDING CONTRACTORS Carey Construction 5413 Carson Rd., East Jordan Phone: 231-649.5928 Email: Jordan Construction Services, Inc. 117 S. Lake St., Suite 26 P.O. Box 1069 East Jordan Phone: 231-536-0600; Fax: 231-536-3036 Email: Website: Little Traverse Association of Home Builders 455 Bay Street, Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-348-9770; Fax: 231-348-8155 Email: Website: Wright Builders, Inc. - Floyd & Todd 216 Ray Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-5050; Fax: 231-582-0285 Email:


Northern Lakes Economic Alliance 1313 Boyne Ave, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-6482; Fax: 231-582-3213 Email: Website: CAMPGROUNDS (See Pages 32-33) CANOE, KAYAK, SNOWSHOE RENTAL / OUTDOOR CLOTHING Jordan Valley Outfitters 311 N. Lake Street (M-66), East Jordan Phone: 231-536-0006; Fax: 231-536-2439 Email: Website: Swiss Hideaway, Inc. 1953-A Graves Crossing Road Mancelona, MI 49659 Phone: 231-536-2341 Email: Website: CASINOS Odawa Casino 1760 Lears Rd., Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 1-877-4-GAMING; Fax: 231-439-5607 Email: Website: CELL PHONE / INTERNET Verizon - The Cellular Connection Premier Retailer 153 M-66 Hwy, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-4498 Email: Website: CHURCHES (See Page 69) CLOTHING & JEWELRY STORES EJ Shoppe 122 Main St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2348 Website:

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COFFEE Back Draft Roasting Company 6515 Center St., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-675-6004; Fax: 231-588-2628 Email: Website: COMPUTER SALES, SERVICE, & TRAINING Computer Center 128 Main St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-0870; Fax: 231-536-0914 Email: CONTRACTORS – SPECIALTY 3J Electric L.L.C. 2520 E. Old State Road, East Jordan Phone: 231-881-0384; Fax: 231-536-0416 Email: Aging in Place of Northern Michigan 10595 Skyline Dr., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-313-1327 Email: Website: Atlas Electric Inc. 6025 M-32, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-1300; Fax: 231-536-0370 Email: Website: Bingham Well Drilling, Inc. 3643 Hejhal Rd., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3169; Fax: 231-536-0733 Elmer’s Crane & Dozer 9448 Six Mile Lake Rd., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-2345; Fax: 231-588-6194 Email: Website: Louis Drapeau Concrete Designs, Inc. 3916 Old State Rd., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-9678 Poineau, Andre M. Woodworker Inc. 06075 M-32, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-0100 Email: Website: Ron’s Roofing 02940 S. Ranney Road, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-0417(H) or 231-631-0176 (C) Email:

Steven Bartlett Sand & Gravel, Inc. 715 Sherman Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7977 DANCE INSTRUCTION Two Left Feet Dance Instruction 06685 M-66 N. #148, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-6114 or 231-313-1382 Email: Website: DENTISTS & ORAL SURGEONS Access Dental 108 S. Lake Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3307; Fax: 231-536-3323


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Maple Ridge Dental 101 Maple Ridge Dr., East Jordan Bert Desjardins, DDS & John Kenzie, DDS Phone: 231-536-2601; Fax: 231-536-2909 Brian Sladics, DDS Phone: 231-536-3368 Email: Website: DOCKS & BOAT LIFT SALES Swan Valley Marina 02474 M-66 South, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2672; Fax: 231-536-1483 Email: Website: EDUCATIONAL CENTERS Raven Hill Discovery Center 4737 Fuller Rd., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3369; Fax: 231-536-0132 Email: Website: EDUCATIONAL SERVICES Char-Em Intermediate School District 08568 Mercer Blvd., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-9947; Fax: 231-547-5621 Email: Website: EVENT ORGANIZATIONS Bike4BreastCancer Ride P.O. Box 242, East Jordan Phone: 231-330-1399 Email: Website: East Jordan Portside Art Fair P.O. Box 1355, 01656 S. M-66 Hwy., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2250 (Kim) Email: Website:

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Ellsworth Ellebration (Pig Roast) P.O. Box 312, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-360-0676 Email: Jordan Valley Freedom Festival P.O. Box 435, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7351 Email: Website: Miss East Jordan Scholarship Pageant, Inc. P.O. Box 840, East Jordan Phone: 231-340-0276 Email: South Arm Classic Boat Show 106 Hill Crest Dr., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-0630 Email: Website: EYE CARE Steven A. Voci, OD, PC 601 Bridge St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2240; Fax: 231-536-2875 103 Clinton St., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-2901; Fax: 231-547-2902 Website: FARM MARKETS Friske Orchards Farm Market 10743 N. US-31, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-599-2604; Fax: 231-599-3416 Email: Website: Mi Farm Market, LLC 9543 Lake St., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-753-8682 Email: Website:


FINANCIAL SERVICES Edward Jones Investment 101 S. Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-3416; Fax: 877-408-3416 Email: Web: Korthase Flinn Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. 100 Main Street, Suite 10 P.O. Box 459, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2268; Fax: 231-582-7130 1150 Boyne Ave., Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-6512; Fax: 231-582-7130 Email: Website: FLORISTS & GARDEN CENTERS Jordan Valley Floral 401 Water Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2952 Email: Website: FOOD & GROCERIES Glen’s Market (Spartan Stores, Inc.) 240 S. Lake St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7251 Website: Save-A-Lot 530 South Maple St. (M-32), East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3614; Fax: 231-536-0318 FOUNDATIONS Charlevoix County Community Foundation 301 Water St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2440; Fax: 231-536-2640 Email: Website: FUNERAL HOMES Hastings Funeral Home 9268 Main St., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-2254; Fax: 231-588-7118

Rocky Top Farms 11486 Essex Rd, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-599-2251; Fax: 231-599-2352 Email: Web:

Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. 621 Main St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7031; Fax: 231-536-0270 Email: Website:

Royal Farms, Inc. 10445 N. US-31, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-599-3222; Fax: 231-599-3235 Email: Website:

GAS STATIONS / CAR WASH / CONVENIENCE STORE East Jordan Coop Marathon 106 State Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7919

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East Jordan Housing Commission 451 Water Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2051

GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES Sand Hill Crafts 9273 Sunrise Dr., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-2384 Email:

Northwest Michigan Council of Governments / Northwest Michigan Works 2225 Summit Park Dr., Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-439-5213; Fax: 231-347-4454 Email: Website:

Soaps N’ Such 9096 Atwood, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-588-6311 Email: Website: GLASS Skip’s Boyne Country Glass 1100 Boyne Ave., Suite B, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-2655; Fax: 231-582-0551 GOLF COURSES & DRIVING RANGES Charlevoix Golf & Country Club 9600 Clubhouse Drive., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-9796; Fax: 231-547-9822 Email: Website: Mallard Golf Club & Driving Range 9569 Bailey Road, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3636; Fax: 231-536-2420 Email: Website: Ye Nyne Olde Holles Golf Club 06386 Ferry Road, East Jordan Phone: 231-582-7609; Fax: 231-582-7855 GOLF COURSES CONSTRUCTION Peak Golf, LLC 2585 Fairway Forest Drive, East Jordan Phone: 231-582-7063; Fax: 231-582-7063 Email: GOVERNMENT Banks Township 6520 Center St., P.O. Box 68 Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-6126; Fax: 231-588-2079 Email: Website: East Jordan - City of 201 Main Street, PO Box 499, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3381; Fax: 231-536-3383 Email: Website:

United States Postal Service 103 2nd St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7311 Email: Website:


Fast Fill – Car Wash 530 South Maple St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3354

Village of Ellsworth 6520 Center St., P.O. Box 265 Ellsworth, Mi 49729 Phone: 231-588-7411; Fax: 231-588-2079 Email: Website: GRAPHIC DESIGN North Bays Design Group, LLC 209 Elm St., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-675-3077 Email: Website: HARDWARE STORES True Value Family Center 201 Mill St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3121 Website: HORSE RIDING / BOARDING / SLEIGH & CARRIAGE Boyne Valley Equine Tours & Services 7436 Pincherry Rd., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-203-1626 Email: Website: Torch Valley Farms 9786 Church Rd., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-675-6375 HOSPITALS / HEALTH SERVICES & CARE Charlevoix Area Hospital Lakeshore Drive, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-4024; Fax: 231-547-8080 Email: Website:

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East Jordan Family Health Center 601 Bridge Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2206; Fax: 231-536-9864 Website: Grandvue Medical Care Facility 1728 S. Peninsula Rd., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2286; Fax: 231-536-2476 Email: Website: Hospice of Northwest Michigan 220 W. Garfield, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-7659; Fax: 231-547-1164 Email: Website: HOTELS & INNS (See Pages 30-31) ICE CREAM SHOPS (See Pages 34-37) INDUSTRY / MANUFACTURING Burnette Foods, Inc. 00225 Crosby Dr., P.O. Box 887, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2284; Fax: 231-536-7524 Email: Website: East Jordan Plastics, Inc. 6400 M-32, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2243; Fax: 231-536-7090 Website: EJ 301 Spring St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2261; Fax: 231-536-4458 Email: Website: INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES Northern Michigan Benefits P.O. Box 467, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-3423; Fax: 231-547-3403 Email: Insurance Shop, The 824 Water St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3331; Fax: 231-536-3332 Email: Website: Korthase Flinn Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. 100 Main Street, Suite 10 P.O. Box 459, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2268; Fax: 231-582-7130 1150 Boyne Ave., Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-6512; Fax: 231-582-7130 Email: Website:


INTERIOR DESIGNERS The Inner Structure Interior Design, LLC 207 Main Street, P.O. Box 957, East Jordan (inside Busy Bridge Gifts & Antiques) Phone: 231-536-1355; Fax: Same Email: Website: LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT Work n Play 9821 N. US Hwy 31, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-599-2822; Fax: 231-599-2954 Email: Website: LIBRARIES Jordan Valley District Library One Library Lane, P.O. Box 877, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7131; Fax: 231-536-3646 Email: Website: MARINAS East Jordan - City of 201 Main St., P.O. Box 499, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3381; Fax: 231-536-3383 Email: Website: The Landings Restaurant / Marina / Gas Dock 10231 Ferry Rd., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-9036 Email: Website: Sommerset Point Yacht Club & Marina 00970 Marina Dr., Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-9900; Fax: 231-582-0610 Email: Website: MEDIATION SERVICES Northern Community Mediation 415 State Street, Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-487-1771; Fax 231-487-1770 Email: Website: MOTELS & CABINS (See Pages 30-31) MUSEUMS Banks Township Historical Museum 6520 Center, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-7124 Email:

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PHOTOGRAPHY Karen Walker Studio 507 Water Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3663 Email: Website:

MUSIC INSTRUCTION A Natural Talent 101 4th Street, P.O. Box 151, East Jordan Phone: 231-675-4399 Email: NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES The Antrim Review 123 N. Bridge Street, Bellaire, MI 49615 Phone: 231-533-5651; Fax: 231-533-4662 Email: Website: Charlevoix County News P.O. Box 205, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 989-732-8160; Fax: 888-854-7441 Email: Website:

Pink Kayak Photography East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2652 Email: Tatum Photo & Design 100 Main St., Suite 6A, East Jordan Phone: 231-222-2233 Email: Website:

East Jordan Shopping Guide P.O. Box 298, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-9447 Email:

PHYSICAL THERAPY First Choice Physical Therapy 319 S. Lake St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2168; Fax: 231-536-2358 Email: Website:

Michigan Snowmobiler, Inc. P.O. Box 417, 200 Main Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2371; Fax: 231-536-7691 Email: Website:

Jordan Valley Rehabilitation Center 100 Main St. - Upstairs, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-1451; Fax: 231-536-1455 Email: Website:

Petoskey News-Review / Super Shopper 319 State St., Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-347-2544 Website:

PLACES OF INTEREST EJ Visitor Center 211 Main St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-4587 Email: Website:

Traverse Magazine (Prism Pub., Inc.) 125 Park St., Suite 155, Traverse City, MI 49684 Phone: 231-941-8174; Fax: 231-941-8391 Email: Website: OFFICE SUPPLIES Michigan Officeways, Inc. 135 M-66 Hwy. N., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-6891; Fax: 231-547-0200 Email: Website: ORGANIZATIONS (See Page 70-71)


PHARMACIES East Jordan Family Pharmacy 601 Bridge St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2207; Fax: 231-536-7739 Website:

East Jordan Portside Art & Historical Museum P.O. Box 1355, 01656 S. M-66 Hwy. East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3282 (Kim) Email: Website:

PLUMBING, HEATING & COOLING TG Plumbing and Heating 501 Water Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-9820 Email: Website: PRESCHOOLS East Jordan Co-Op Nursery School, Inc. 304 Fourth St, P.O. Box 411, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3131

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PRINTERS Mitchell Graphics 2363 Mitchell Park Drive, Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-347-4635; 231-347-9255 Email: Website: Personal Graphics 6479 N. M-66, Suite 3, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-1447; 231-347-6349 Email: Website: Valley Graphics 107 Water St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-0400; Fax: Same Email: Website: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Achieve 360 Inc. P.O. Box 378, East Jordan Phone: 231-222-2146 Email: Web:

Coldwell Banker - Schmidt Realtors 231 E. Water, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-6554; Fax: 231-582-9067 Website: Coldwell-Banker - Schmidt Realtor (Stark Realty) 109 Mill Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7700 Email: Website: Lynda’s Real Estate Service 27 S. Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-9555; Fax: 231-582-9646 Email: Website:

Northern Michigan Society for Human Resources Management P.O. Box 100, Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-881-6345 Email: Website: RADIO & TELEVISION McDonald-Garber Broadcasting 106KHQ / Lite96.3 / WMKT-1279AM / WMBN-1340AM 2095 US131 South, Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-347-8713; Fax: 231-347-9920 Email: Website: & WCCW Radio 308 E Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684 Phone: 231-946-6211; Fax: 616-946-1914 Website: WJML - News-Talk-Sports 2175 Click Road, Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-348-5000; Fax: 231-348-5034 Email: Website: WTCM & WBCM Radio 428 East Lake Street, Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-348-1097; Fax: 231-439-9499 Website:


REAL ESTATE Antrim-Charlevoix-Kalkaska Association of Realtors 118 Michigan Ave., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-237-6394 Email: Website:

Pat O’Brien Realty 128 Water Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-1700 Email: Website: Re/Max Resort Properties 111 S. Lake St., Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-2400; Fax: 231-582-5099 Email: Website: RECREATIONAL VEHICLES SALES & Service T & R Yamaha 215 Main Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7462; Fax: 231-536-2405 Email: Web: RENTAL STORES Jordan Valley Rental, Inc. 1472 Cottage Ave., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2895 Taylor Rental 188 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-347-1840 Email: Website:

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RENTALS - PORTABLE RESTROOMS At Your Service Plus, Inc. 09039 Lord Rd., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-9668 Email: Website: RENTALS - VACATION PROPERTY (See Pages 32-33) RESALE SHOPS Bergmann Center Resale 08855 Martin Rd., P.O. Box 236 Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-2979; Fax: 231-547-1321 Email: Website: Crossroads Ecumenical Resale Shop, Inc. 205 Water St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7606 Good Samaritan Food Pantry / Resale Shop 9746 Main St., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-2208; Fax: 231-588-6184 Email: Website: RESTAURANTS (See Pages 34-37) RETIREMENT PLANNING Edward Jones Investment 101 S. Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-3416; Fax: 877-408-3416 Email: Web: SALVAGE & RECYCLING Deer Creek Junk 320 State Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-675-2606 Email: Website:

SCHOOLS & COLLEGES East Jordan Public Schools 304 Fourth St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3131; Fax: 231-536-3310 Website: Ebenezer Christian School 9541 White St., P.O. Box 158, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-2111; Fax: Same Email: Ellsworth Community School 9467 Park St., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-2544; Fax: 231-588-6183 Email: Website:


True Value Family Center 201 Mill St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3121 Website:

North Central Michigan College 1515 Howard St., Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-348-6600 Email: Website: SCREEN PRINTING & EMBROIDERY Charlevoix Screen Masters, Inc. 12512 Taylor Rd., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-5111; Fax: 231-547-4636 Email: Website: SIGNS / BANNERS / WALL LETTERING Pleasant Valley Designs 1417 W. Old State Rd., East Jordan Phone: 231-544-6629 Email: Website: Signs, Letters, & Graphics P.O. Box 832, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7929 or 800-968-7930 Fax: 231-536-2995 Email: Website: SKI RESORTS Boyne 1 Boyne Mountain Rd., Boyne Falls, MI 49713 Phone: 800-462-6963; Fax: 231-549-6094 Email: Website:

East Jordan Auto Parts, Inc. 121 Elm St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2322 Email: Website: JK&W Salvage 4491 Bartholomew Rd., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3439; Fax: 231-536-3439

STORAGE SERVICES Dutchman’s Bay Storage 8148 Dutchman Bay Rd, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7403 Email:

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Jordan Storage 8652 Nelson Rd., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7173; Fax: 231-536-9685 Email: Website:

UTILITIES - PHONE COMPANIES AT&T 3255 U.S. 41 West, Marquette, MI 49855-0750 Phone: 906-225-6700; Fax: 906-225-0599 Website:

Lake Street Center 117 S. Lake St., East Jordan Phone: 231-582-5050

Cynergy P. O. Box 4163, Burt Lake, MI 49717 Phone: 231-347-1025; Fax: 231-347-1054 Email: Website:

SURVEYORS Ferguson & Chamberlain Associates, Inc. 103 W. Upright, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-6882; Fax: 231-547-0021 Email: SWIMMING POOLS East Jordan Community Pool 101 Maple St. (EJHS), East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2250

WASTE DISPOSAL American Waste, Inc. 08860 Park Circle Drive, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-2162 Email: Website:

TANNING SALONS Sunnyside Up Tanning 124 Main St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-4826 TAX PREPARATION DeGrande, Colleen CPA, PC P.O. Box 688, East Jordan Phone: 734-237-4150; Fax: 734-237-4150 Email: TITLE COMPANIES / TITLE INSURANCE Barron Title Agency 309 Petoskey Ave., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-8003; Fax: 231-547-8033 Website: Corporate Settlement Solutions 802 Bridge St., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-5220; Fax: 231-547-5302 Email: Website: TRANSPORTATION Charlevoix County Transit 1050 Brockway St., Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-6900; Fax: 231-582-5672 Email: Website: UTILITIES - ELECTRIC Great Lakes Energy Cooperative 1323 Boyne Ave., Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 888-485-2537 or 231-582-6521 Fax: 231-487-1306 Website:


VETERINARIANS Jordan Valley Animal Clinic 800 W. Water St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3132

Preferred Waste 2, LLC 9448 Six Mile Lake Rd., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-437-0896 Email: Web: WATERPARKS / ADVENTURE PARKS Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls Phone: 231-549-7979 Website: Wildwood Rush - Zip Line Boyne City across from Young State Park Phone: 855-ZIP-INFO Website: WEB DESIGN & HOSTING Pro Web Marketing 3600 Veterans Dr., Suite #2, Traverse City, MI 49684 Phone: 231-944-1421 Email: Website: WEDDING & EVENT FACILITIES Banks Township Hall 6520 Center St., P.O. Box 68 Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-675-2828 Email: Website: Castle Farms 5052 M-66 North, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-237-0884; Fax: 231-237-0994 Email: Website:

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Jordan Valley Barn 4542 S. M-66, East Jordan Phone: 989-390-5555 Email: Website: Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club & Marina 00970 Marina Drive, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-9900; Fax: 231-582-0610 Email: Website: WINERIES The Cellars of Royal Farms 10445 N. US-31, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-599-3222 Email: Website: WINE SHOPS The Rowe Inn Wine Shop 6303 C-48, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-7351; Fax: 231-588-2365 Email: Website:

YARN SHOPS Stonehedge Fiber Mill, LLC & Yarn Shop 2246 Pesek Road, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2779; Fax: 231-536-3309 Email: Website: INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS Ruth N. Blanchard James & Denise Brown Bill & Linda Chase Jane Diller & John Stevens Chet & Marlene Drenth Alana Haley Matt & Stacey Hamilton John A. & Terri Howrani Ronald & Tamela Jackson Phyllis Lilak Bill Lorne Bob & Linda Noll Joe & Robyn Rebec Gary & Mary Ann Roberts John Smith Lynn Aldrich Spearing Tom & Marge Teske Margaret M. Thomson (Music) David & Beth White


Charlevoix Country Club 9600 Clubhouse Drive., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-9796; Fax: 231-547-9822 Email: Website:

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF VISITORS GUIDES! Mary H. Faculak & Laurie Lesser Hodgson

They said we couldn’t do it ourselves. But we believe in the adage, “Proceed as if success is inevitable.” And it was! (Thanks also to 3 great office managers: Carol Galmore, Marge Teske & Shannon Fender!) :: ::



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The Spirit of Autumn The C-48 Breezeway communities of East Jordan, Ellsworth and Atwood “own the fall.” Our scenic countryside, parks, beaches, orchards, valleys and rivers make experiencing the “fall spirit” a breathtaking event. Spend a day or a week exploring the splendor, the history and colors of fall. Whether you travel by automobile, hike or paddle the rivers, your fall color tour will be a memorable adventure.

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The Spirit of Winter A snowmobile outing on the Jordan Valley Snowmobile Trail will bring a smile and brighten any “winter enthusiast’s spirit.” The beauty of the valley and Jordan River will draw you back year after year. Don’t forget to include a Sunday morning ride to be able to enjoy breakfast at the East Jordan Sno-Mobilers Clubhouse (7:00 a.m. - Noon – December thru March). The Club’s famous “The Works” breakfast will curb your “hungry spirit.”

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Award-winning Spirit Citizen of the Year 2014

This year’s Citizen of the Year Award went to Debbie Carey. Always eager to help others whenever asked, Debbie never, ever says no. A native of East Jordan, she is an active, enthusiastic member of many community organizations and contributes in countless ways to the events and people of the community.

Your spirit is contagious, Debbie! Congratulations! Two Ambassador of the Year Awards

The first ambassador award went to Ginny MacCallum, owner of A Matter of Taste at Tapawingo. McCallum, who recently relocated her business to Ellsworth, has become very involved in many community festivals and events and serves as a chamber ambassador, hostess and greeter. The second ambassador award went to the Board of the East Jordan Freedom Festival. This group of five individuals works throughout the year and truly show- cases and exemplifies the true spirit of volunteerism. Pictured here from left: Heather Jackson, Shannon Fender & Courtney Fender. [Missing from photo: Zach Pajtas and Denise Brown-Pajtas]

Community Spirit Award

This year’s award went to Marty and Debbie Carey of Marty’s Cones & Carry-Out and Sodalicious. The Carey’s ice cream business is a landmark of summertime where softball players, Little League players, campers, tourists and residents make regular visits each year. In additon, many, many East Jordan young people over the years have worked for the Careys during the summer to make money for their educational and other needs.

Business of the Year

This year’s Business of the Year Award went to Stonehedge Fiber Mill. The business, owned by Chuck and Debbie McDermott, is a 157-year-old working farm with a fiber shop and fiber processing mill. The mill received worldwide attention last year when their yarns were used for the USA’s 2014 Winter Olympics Team’s sweaters and knit hats.

2014 Sno-Blast Royalty

Congratulations 2014 Belle of the Blizzard - Teresa Nachazel and 2014 Winter Knight - Mike Stark.

2013 Banks Township Citizen of the Year:

Congratulations to Lynn Aldrich Spearing, former superintendent of Ellsworth Community Schools. Among Lynn’s many accomplishments, she was instrumental in the School’s receiving the prestigious Winners’ Circle award given in recognition of innovative school programs that achieve results that can be replicated in other districts throughout Michigan. “Lancer Leap” received the highest score in the state!

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Team Spirit

Robotics Team Tournament Runner-up

EJHS Boys Basketball District & Regional Champs Business Management Class win the Char-Em ISD Stock Market Competition

East Jordan High School Quiz Bowl Team takes State ... AGAIN!

For the second time in as many years, the East Jordan High School Quiz Bowl team won a state championship title in the competition. The team defended its Grand Champion status when it defeated Gaylord St. Mary in the final round. East Jordan High School principal Tammy Jackson said the win puts the school in an elite group of schools which won back-to-back titles in the tournament’s nine-year history. Members of the team are: Joel Liesenberg, Alex Newman, Garrett Imel, Laura Harden, Nick Lewin and Raven Joseph. The team is coached by John Liesenberg. Congratulations! Your community is very proud!

Miss East Jordan 2014 & Her Court The Miss East Jordan Scholarship Pageant Board is a group of local individuals who volunteer their time & talents to produce one of the area’s premier scholarship pageants. The Board, this year alone, awarded $7800 in college scholarships to the young women who competed for the title of Miss EJ. The queen was chosen from this court of exceptional young women and will serve as a community ambassador at area parades and events throughout the year. 2014 Miss East Jordan: Paige Poindexter 1st Runner-up: Madalaine Clark 2nd Runner-up: Colette Tuck Congratulations to all 8 incredible young women!

Back row (L-R): Kayly Zimmer, Ellen Brandell, Paige Poindexter, Madalaine Clark. Front Row (L-R): Kathleen Gardner, Paige Podskalny, Colette Tuck, Tess McNitt.

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School Spirit Ellsworth Community Schools The Ellsworth kids sure caught the Spirit!

Ellsworth Community School has a long and distinguished history of offering each of its students unequaled educational opportunities. Our motto “big school opportunities, small school relationships� summarizes our approach to education. Each student at Ellsworth is nurtured and encouraged to sample many academic and extra-curricular activities and to develop his or her unique talents. Most students actively participate in numerous before and after school activities while attending Ellsworth Community School. With a small student to teacher and staff ratio, all Ellsworth students have access to opportunities that are virtually unheard of in other schools its size including: free developmental pre-school, full day kindergarten, on-line learning opportunities for advanced classes and credit recovery, college credit at no charge to students, music/ art/physical education for all students, iPads in every classroom, one-one laptops for all high school students, and access to career/technical education programs in graphic arts and agriculture.

these honors were given for exceptional performance on state and national testing. In 2013 Ellsworth was awarded the Winners Circle Award from the Michigan Association of School Administrators for innovative school programming. We are annually ranked as one of America’s best high schools in US News and World Report, and continue to outperform other schools in the region based on standardized test scores. Ellsworth clearly offers its students unequaled opportunities. Ellsworth Community School is a family friendly environment where parents and the community are an integral part of the every day activities of the school. Ellsworth is not just a top-notch school! It is a major employer, a gathering place for our community, and a critical component of the community we call Ellsworth. Aaron Gaffney Superintendent

This year Ellsworth Community School was selected as a Reward School by the State of Michigan, and as Academic State Champions by the Center for Michigan. Both of


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East Jordan Public Schools

Within the East Jordan Public Schools, our vision is, “To be better today than we were yesterday; and be better tomorrow than we were today.” Excellence can only be achieved when “best” is the only option. That attitude starts with me and encompasses every member of our staff and each of our great students. The results we have seen over the past 12 months have been very rewarding. We have seen our ACT scores reach the highest levels in our storied school’s history; MEAP scores at the Elementary School have increased dramatically; our High School Quiz Bowl Team won its second straight State Championship; our 1:1 iPad initiative has proven to be a tremendous boon to our instructional model; and our athletic teams have won championships and represented our schools and community with the class and dignity we expect. Learning in the East Jordan Public Schools is much more than a curriculum—it embodies caring, compassion and old fashioned family values that mean as much today as they did to our grandparents. We love our students and we are not shy in telling them and showing them every day. When students feel cared for and valued, they strive to prove your belief in them is not misplaced.

They are more engaged in the learning process; they are more respectful to their peers and the adults they associate with; and they want to give back by creating a legacy of excellence that generations of students can follow. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a school district that has such a foundation of beliefs and practices! East Jordan is much more than a school district that believes that excellence and best are the only options. We also believe East Jordan is a great place to live, a great place to shop, a great place to eat and, simply stated, “A great place to be!” We invite you to visit our website or stop by and visit. We would love the opportunity to show you our school district and introduce you to the remarkable staff and students that make up our school family—a school family that just may be yours someday. We Are…EJ! Jon D. Hoover Superintendent

Ebenezer Christian School Ebenezer Christian School was founded in 1945 by people of faith who wanted the Holy Bible to be the basis for the education of their children. We are a non-denominational school, open to all faiths. The preschool uses Zoo Phonics which is a method developed to make children strong readers at an early age. Ebenezer follows the Common Core State Standards and offers strings programs through the Crooked Tree Art Center for grades 3rd-8th Grade. Our students also participate in the public school band program grades 5th-8th. Our students will be using iPads during the school year which will be integrated into their current curriculum. Though we are a small school, we offer a great education in a loving environment and we strive to be an extension of the home.

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Member FDIC


Equal Housing Lender

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Community Spirit

The City of East Jordan Chris Yonker, City Administrator

“Yeah, we’ve got an app for that!”

With smart phones, tablets and all-in-one computers all the rage, it is hard to keep up with the speed of new technology. In order to keep in touch with our many audiences, the City of East Jordan is trying to stay ahead of the technology curve. It seems as though there are endless applications, better known as “Apps” available for downloading to your phones or tablets that can connect you to just about any interest you can think of. Unless you happen to be a pretty good computer programmer, creating an “app” can be a daunting task. The City has so far stuck to the basics with our City website and our Facebook page. If you have not been on these sites recently, it’s time to check them out. Below are some highlights of the “apps” available on the two sites. On the City’s website at you can: • See the City’s recently adopted Mission & Values Statements • Reserve a campsite at the Tourist Park Campground or a slip at the Municipal Marina • Apply to join a City board, committee or commission • Check the availability of a date for Elm Pointe Park for your wedding ceremony • Find out what materials are accepted for recycling at the Transfer Station • Print out a request for the Police Dept. to do a Property Check while you’re out of town • View & research the City’s Charter & all of its ordinances • View & research past meeting minutes & agendas for the City Commission & other boards with our new “Minutes on Demand” feature; so far we have City Commission minutes dating back to 1993. • Find out the zoning district designation for a parcel on the Official Zoning Map • Print a street & parcel line map of the entire town On the City’s Facebook page you can: • “Like” the page & have updates show up in your “news feed” • Enjoy the ongoing “Throwback Thursday” postings of historic East Jordan photos • View lots of photos and videos of the area, events, locations, nature, etc. • Check out the list of performers for this summer’s “Concerts in the Park” • Watch a video of the release of “Rebecca” our adopted rehabilitated Bald Eagle • Learn who the photographer was for the “Pure Michigan” campaign billboards featuring a winter scene of the beautiful Jordan River We are continuously adding new content and features to our online presence and are open to other suggestions for the types of new “apps” you would like to see. Shoot us an e-mail or phone call with your ideas. We want to provide you with as much access and transparency as we are able so you are informed and can openly participate in your local government. We’re listening! The City Commission cancelled a Monday night meeting so that the Commissioners and Department Heads could attend a Pep Rally at EJHS to support our Red Devil Basketball Team prior to its departure for the State Tournament Quarterfinal game against Negaunee. Pictured are the Commissioners, City staff, team & coaches. So proud of these young men!

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sweet home home

Pat O’Brien & Associates Real Estate

128 Water Street • Boyne City, MI 49712 231.582.1700 (p) • 231.582.1714 (f)

Healthy is Beautiful

Bert DesJardins, DDS John Kenzie, DDS


Brian Sladics, DDS


101 Maple Ridge Drive M-66 South • P.O. Box 571 • East Jordan


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Community Spirit What’s New in the Village of Ellsworth? Ellsworth, founded in 1881 and incorporated as a village in 1938, is located on the scenic C-48 Breezeway and Chain of Lakes. Ellsworth continues to receive inquiries from individuals interested in starting a business in the community. This summer the village will reconstruct Church and Lake Street (C48/Breezeway) from the corner of Main and Church Street to the Ellsworth Sports Park (.40 of a mile). The pavement will be widened enabling a bike lane each way. The guard rails on Lake Street will also be replaced. The bids will be let out in July and the project will be completed by November 1, 2014. This summer the village will be making improvements to its water system. This includes the installation of water meters, remote readers, replacement of some water services, painting of the water tower, well house improvements, and purchase of software for the water department. The village is working with the communities along the Chain of Lakes in developing a water pathway and a Paddle Antrim Festival in the fall of 2015. With its park system, waterways, scenic roads, and snowmobile trails, Ellsworth is a great place to take advantage of Michigan’s Natural Resources during the four seasons. If you are seeking a great place to live or visit, Ellsworth is it!

Community Spirit in Photos...

Downtown Sidewalk Sales

Community Night Soup Cook-off

State of the Community

Wings of Wonder Eagle Release

Pumpkin Festival Pie Judging

Ribbon Cutting at Pickers Exchange

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Chamber of Commerce The mission of the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce is to enhance and support our membership, maintain partnerships with city, schools and organizations, promote our community’s natural and economic resources and act as an advocate for economic promotion and expansion.

Mary H. Faculak Executive Director

Shannon Fender Office Manager

Erin Nickel Board Chair EJ

Tom Cannon Vice Chair City of East Jordan Parks & Recreation

Heather Jackson Treasurer East Jordan Freedom Festival

Scotty Bruce MIFarmMarket. com

Frank Leonard Fast Fill / Car Wash

Eugene Smith Young, Graham, Elsenheimer & Wendling, PC

EXPOSURE FOR YOUR BUSINESS • Web Site Listing - - with FREE link to your site from the Chamber site • Visitors Guide & Business Directory - FREE listing • Brochure, business card, flyer display 24/7 at the Chamber office • Business news, events, award recognition, etc. in Chamber “e-capsule” newsletters - online... and off! • Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies • Sponsorship Opportunities • Area Literature distributed at State Welcome Centers • Welcome Bags • Member of the Month Business Spotlight • Joint Partnership with Ellsworth Business Community • Dual Membership with the Boyne City Chamber COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & PUBLIC AFFAIRS • Economic Development - Member Jordan Valley eTeam • Associate Member of the Northwest Michigan Chamber Alliance • Membership / Training • Leadership on Local, Area, Regional Committees, Events & Boards, including The Breezeway Task Force • Government Advocacy on City, County, State & Federal Levels • Co-Sponsor of Leadership Charlevoix County, Success Partnership Program and Mastermind on Main. NETWORKING • Wake Up East Jordan Breakfast Series • Business After Hours • Annual Chamber Dinner/Auction/Awards • Chamber Special Events – Golf Outing, Countywide Business After Hours, Business Expo • Committee Participation • Ambassador & Junior Ambassador Program • Community Updates • Business Workshops • Sponsor of “State of the Community” Forums for East Jordan & Ellsworth INFORMATION • Club, Church, Organization Bi-Annual Update Meetings • Communications (mail, email, walk-in, phone) • Professional Development/Business Services • Your Chamber Office - located in the Main Street Center open year-round • Business Counseling - S.C.O.R.E. & Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) • Reinvestment Program • Business Resource Library at Jordan Valley District Library

Matt Stevenson East Jordan Public Schools

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Why living in Charlevoix is good for you. If you spend any time in Charlevoix County, you already know it’s a magnificent place to live. (It’s called “Charlevoix the Beautiful” for good reason.) You may not know that you also have convenient access to great health care services. As part of the Munson Healthcare system, Charlevoix Area Hospital offers: • Quality care for primary and urgent medical needs close to home • Access to some of the most respected medical specialists in the country At Charlevoix Area Hospital, you’ll find hometown physicians and staff who provide personalized care backed by all of the resources of a top quality regional health care system. Charlevoix Area Hospital – hometown health care, world-class caring. For more information, visit


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Houses of Worship BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH Location: 812 Ontario Street Phone: 231-536-7155 Website: EAST JORDAN COMMUNITY CHURCH Location: 301 Nicholls St Phone: 231-536-2299; Fax: 231-535-2321 Email: Web: EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Location: 07855 Rogers Road Mailing Address: P.O. Box 497 Phone: 231-536-7566 Sunday School: Sunday 9:15 a.m. Adults Service Time: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Email: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Location: 207 Williams Street Mailing Address: P.O. Box 341 Phone: 231-536-2941 Service Time: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Pastor - Rev. Dr. Jennifer Saad Email:

HARVEST BARN WORD OF LIFE CHURCH Location: 210 S. Lake Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1084 Phone: 231-536-2870 Service Time: Sunday 10:00 a.m. & Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Clergy: Pastor Kimon Criner Email: Website: JORDAN VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Location: 457 Water Street Phone: 231-350-8301 Sunday School: Sunday 9:45 a.m. Service Time: Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. & Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Pastor - Silas Doctor Email: Website: LIGHTHOUSE MISSIONARY CHURCH Location: 7824 Rogers Road Phone: 231-536-2128 Sunday School: Sunday 10:00 a.m. Service Time: Sunday 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Jim Jordan Associate Pastor: Bart Adams Email: Website: ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH Location: 207 Nicholls Street Mailing Address: P.O. Box 379 Phone: 231-536-2934; Fax: 231-536-2988 Mass Times: Call ahead for times Email: UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Location: 201 Fourth Street Mailing Address: P.O. Box 878 Phone: 231-536-2161 Parsonage: 231-536-7596 Service Time: Sunday 9:00 a.m. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. (after Children’s Moments) Clergy: Craig Pahl, Pastor Email:

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Clubs & Organizations American Legion #227 Rebec-Hosler-Sweet Post 305 Main St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7892 Meetings: 7:30 p.m. - 1st Tue. at the Legion Banks Township Historical Society 6520 Center, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-7124 Email:

East Jordan Garden Club P.O. Box 1323, East Jordan Meetings: 1:30 p.m. - 3rd Mon. At the Community Center Contact: Agnes Clark 231-536-2163 East Jordan Lioness Club P.O. Box 72, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7195 Meetings: 6:30 p.m. - 4th Thurs.

Bergmann Center, Inc. 8888 Ance Rd., P.O. Box 236 Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-9624; Fax: 231-547-1321 Email: Website:

East Jordan Lions Club P.O. Box 845, East Jordan Phone: 231-582-2295 Meetings: 1st & 3rd Mon. At The Jordan Inn

Char-Em United Way 2350 Mitchell Park Drive Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-487-1006; Fax: 231-4870795 Email: Website:

East Jordan Little League P.O. Box 641, East Jordan

Charlevoix County Commission on Aging 218 W. Garfield Ave., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-237-0103; Fax: 231-237-0105 Email: Website: Charlevoix Area Humane Society 614 Beardsley Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-6774 Email: Website:

East Jordan Sno-Mobilers, Inc. 5586 Mt. Bliss Rd., P.O. Box 80, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2944; Club Phone: 231-536-0723 Website: Meetings: 6:30 p.m. - Pot Luck 4th Mon. at the Clubhouse East Jordan Sports Boosters P.O. Box 1309, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3133; Fax: 231-536-7691 Meetings: 1st Mon. except July at EJHS EJ Women’s Slo-pitch League P.O. Box 563, East Jordan Phone: 231-497-4037 (Danielle Russell)

Charlevoix County Senior Center 110 Main St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7831 Meetings: 10:30 a.m. - 2nd Wed. at the Senior Center

Ellsworth Lioness Club 6323 East Jordan Rd., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-7741 (Donna Heeres) Email: Ellsworth Lions Club 6520 Center St., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-544-7189 Meetings: 1st & 3rd Thu.

East Jordan Ambulance Association P.O. Box 223, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7881; Fax: 231-536-2785 Website: East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 137, 100 Main St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7351; Fax: 231-536-0966 Email: Website: Meetings: 4:45 p.m. - 3rd Tue. at Charlevoix State Bank


East Jordan Firefighters Association P.O. Box 441, East Jordan Email: Facebook: East Jordan Firefighters Association

Eveline Orchards Resort Association 114 N. M-66 Hwy., East Jordan Friends of the Jordan River Watershed, Inc. P.O. Box 412, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-9947; Fax: 231-536-9947 Email: Website: Meetings: 3rd Thu. at FOJ

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Good Samaritan Family Services 9746 Main St., P.O. Box 206, Ellsworth, Mi 49729 Phone: 231-588-2208 Fax: 231-588-6184 Email: Website: Jordan River Sportsmen’s Club P.O. Box 332, East Jordan Meetings: 7 p.m. - 4th Thu. Jordan Valley Library Friends P.O. Box 1247, East Jordan Lake Charlevoix Association 7232 BoyneCity Rd., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-5473495 Email: Website: Lake Charlevoix Mariners / 4H Youth Sailing P.O. Box 122, Charlevoix, MI 49720 319B N. Lake St., Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-547-0448 Email: Website: Little Traverse Conservancy 3264 Powell Rd., Harbor Springs, MI 49740 Phone: 231-347-0991; Fax: 231-347-1276 Email: Web: Northern Michigan Astronomy Club (NoMAC) 04737 Fuller Rd., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3369; Fax: 231-536-0132 Email: Web: Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity 8460 M-119, Harbor Springs, MI 49740 Phone: 231-348-6180; Fax: 231-6180 Email: Web: Peninsula Grange #706 Looze Rd., P.O. Box 225, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2959; Fax: 231-536-9723 Email: Web: Rotary Club of East Jordan P.O. Box 195, East Jordan Meetings: 12:15 every Tue. at the Presbyterian Church, lower level

NoMAC in EJ One of the often overlooked precious natural resources in northern Michigan is the clear and very dark night sky! We are a group of people united in our enthusiasm about the night sky, astrophotography, observing, and all facets of amateur astronomy. We meet at 7:30 p.m. January through May, and at 8:30 p.m. June through September. The meeting venue is usually on the Thursday of every month closest to the New Moon at Raven Hill Discovery Center in East Jordan. No prior experience, equipment, or knowledge of the night sky is required - just a desire to learn about and observe the wonders of the cosmos! Raven Hill is an exceptionally good observing site, with an open wide viewing field and extremely dark skies. Our meetings generally start with a brief lecture, video, or building an astroproject. If it’s clear outside, we all head to the observing area afterward. This is a great family and friends opportunity to appreciate yet another jewel in the crown we call northern Michigan - the night sky. We would love to have you join us! Our website is www. and contains info about upcoming events, announcements, astronomy weather predictions, and more.

Happy 75th Anniversary to the East Jordan Rotary Club!

Six Mile Lake Association 05494 Six Mile Lake Rd. Ellsworth, MI 49729 Email:

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Annual Rotary Variety Show raises money for the East Jordan Rotary Scholarship Fund.



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Advertisers Index

The Lodge of Charlevoix .................................... 76 Wooden Shoe Campground .............................. 4

Agricultural Products & Fuel

Ellsworth Farmers Exchange ........................... 72

Arts / Crafts / Gifts / Confections

Deer Creek Junk ................................................... 52 Fudgees ................................................................... 14 Jordan River Arts Council .................................. 12 Karen Walker Studio ............................................ 12 Pink Kayak Photography .................................... 12 Portside Arts Fair ................................................... 12 Stonehedge Farm & Fiber Mill ......................... 24

Auto - Sales & Ser vice

Fox Charlevoix ........................................................ 66


Charlevoix State Bank ......................................... 56 Charlevoix State Bank (Ellsworth) ................... 62


Harvest Barn Church ......................................... 69 Lighthouse Missionary Church ..................... 69

Computer Sales & Service

Computer Center ................................................. 73

Construction & Home Improvement

East Jordan True Value ........................................ 73 F.O. Barden & Son ................................................. 73


Char-Em Intermediate School District ........ 62 East Jordan Public Schools ............................. 58 Ellsworth Community School ........................ 62 Jordan Valley District Library .......................... 58 North Central Michigan College .................... 62

Farm Markets

Friske’s Orchard & Farm Market ....................... 24 Royal Farms & Cellars of Royal Farms ............ 24

Health & Senior Ser vices

Charlevoix Area Hospital ................................... 68 East Jordan Family Health Center ................... 64 Maple Ridge Dental ............................................. 64

Industry / Manufacturing

Burnette Foods ...................................................... 24 EJ ................................................................................... 2

Insurance Agencies / Financial Services

Edward Jones ......................................................... 64 The Insurance Shop ............................................. 72 Korthase Flinn ........................................................ 54

Lawn & Garden Equipment

Work ‘N Play Shop ............................................... 72

Real Estate - For Sale, Rent or Lease

Coldwell Banker (Stark) ..................................... 66 Lynda’s Real Estate Service .............................. 73 Main Street Center ............................................... 56 Pat O’Brien & Associates ..................................... 64

Resale Shops

Crossroads Resale Shop ..................................... 52 Good Samaritan Family Services .................... 52 Pickers Exchange .................................................. 52


Boyne Mountain ................................................... 75 Odawa Casino Resort .......................................... 14


The Blue Pelican Inn ............................................ 16 Grey Gables Inn .................................................... 37 The Landing ........................................................... 36 Marty’s Cones & Carry-out ................................... 4 Murray’s Bar & Grill ............................................... 31 The Rowe Inn & Wine Shop ................................. 30 Sodalicious ................................................................ 4

Recreation / Entertainment

Charlevoix Country Club .......................................... 22 The Chief Golf Course ......................................... 16 Mallard Golf Course & Driving Range ............ 36 Sommerset Pointe ...................................................... 22 Swan Valley Marina ................................................ 4 Wildwood Rush - Zip Line .................................. 16 Ye Nyne Olde Holles ............................................ 16

Wedding & Event Venues

Castle Farms .......................................................... 26 Jordan Valley Barn .............................................. 26

About This Publication...

Design & Layout: Laurie Lesser Hodgson, North Bays Design Group Editors: Mary Faculak, Laurie Lesser Hodgson & Shannon Fender Advertising Sales: Mary Faculak & Shannon Fender Special Thanks To: Hugh Campbell, Jon Hoover, Dawn LaVanway, Aaron Gaffney, Cheri Leach, Chris Yonker, Bryan Shumaker. The 2014-2015 East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Guide & Business Directory has been produced by the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has made every attempt to ensure that it is accurate and complete. Members in good standing as of April 15, 2014 are listed in the directory. The East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce and North Bays Design Group, LLC cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information contained herein, nor be held responsible for any errors or omissions. Please contact the Chamber to report any changes or inclusions for subsequent issues.


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Contributing Photographers: Heather Outman, Karen Walker, Shannon Fender, Laurie Lesser Hodgson, Cheri Leach, Thomas Mann, John Stevens, Tatum Criner ... and Member Websites. Cover Photos: Pink Kayak Photography East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce 100 Main Street, Suite B P.O. Box 137, East Jordan, MI 49727 Phone: 231-536-7351 Fax: 231-536-0966 Email:; Website:

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East Jordan, Ellsworth and Atwood 2014-2015 Visitors Guide and Business Directory  

The C-48 Breezeway communities of East Jordan, Ellsworth and Atwood and their people know the importance of putting their hearts, souls, har...

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