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Welcome Scenic vistas, fresh water, skies of blue and opportunities galore to follow your entrepreneurial spirit - all await you in the communities and towns of East Jordan, Ellsworth and Atwood. Located in northern Michigan, the recreational offerings, attractions and family-friendly festivals are almost endless. From great paddling, boating and fishing, to hiking and snowshoeing, to snowmobiling, golfing, photography, birdwatching, and much more, this area satisfies all of those “American Classic” activities. As you “travel” through our 2018-19 Visitors Guide & Membership Directory, you will see photos capturing “the people” of our area, read articles about our activities and attractions, and learn about the businesses that comprise the Breezeway Communities of East Jordan, Ellsworth and Atwood. Whether you are visiting for the first time or thinking about relocating or opening a business in our area, rest assured you are in for a true “Classic American” experience and adventure! The East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to contact us or visit our website to assist you in making your vacation plans, move to our area or business start-up or purchase easier. Remember…. we are a four season destination!!! Most sincerely, Mary H. Faculak President/CEO

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Table of Contents

Mary’s Welcome ............................................................. 3 Table of Contents ........................................................... 4 Classically American ....................................................... 5 2018-2019 Calendar of Events ................................... 6 Festivals & Events ............................................................ 10 Art & Music ....................................................................... 17 Rivers & Lakes ................................................................ 18 Farms & Orchards ............................................................ 21 Parks & Beaches ............................................................... 22 Unique Attractions ............................................... 25 & 27 Accommodations ........................................................... 30 Restaurants ....................................................................... 32 The Breezeway Map ...................................................... 36

Member Directory .................................................... 38-49 Clubs & Organizations Directory ............................. 50 Commission on Aging ................................................... 51 Church Directory ............................................................ 52 What’s New? .................................................................... 53 Other Interesting Stuff ................................................. 54 Our Award Winners ........................................................ 57 Our Schools ....................................................................... 58 Jordan Valley District Library ................................... 61 City of East Jordan .......................................................... 63 Ellsworth & Atwood ....................................................... 65 Chamber of Commerce ................................................ 67 Advertisers Index / Publication Info ..................... 70

The 2018 EJCC Guide Contest!


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There are Nine Classic Cars “parked” throughout these pages. Find all 9, send us the page numbers with your name and phone number by Dec. 31, 2018, and you will be entered in a drawing to win a fabulous prize :-)

Classically American From how we Play & Relax ... Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing Parks, Beaches & Golf Courses Nature Walks

... to how we Create & Celebrate Art Fairs, Galleries & Studios Concerts & Performances Festivals & Events

... to how we Grow & Nourish Farms & Orchards Local Foods Markets & Restaurants Fish & Farm Education Centers

... to how we Build & Expand Entrepreneurial Opportunities Engaged Chamber & DDA Business Support Groups

... to how we Learn & Explore Award-winning Schools Historical & Science Museums Art, Trade & Career Programs

... to how we Live & Connect! Fine Hospitals & Health Centers Senior Care Facilities Active Service Organizations, Clubs & Churches

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2018 Chamber Member Events ONGOING Friday Night Bingo 5:30 p.m. - American Legion Hall

June 13 Farm-to-Table Dinner & Twilight Tour Castle Farms -

May - October East Jordan Garden Club Farmers Market Every Thursday - Mid May through Oct. 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Accept “Project Fresh” Sportsman’s Park. Contact: Heather Miller or 231-350-3944.

June 15 East Jordan Music in the Park Concert Series Jelly Roll Blues Band 7 p.m. - Memorial Park Band Shell

May 25 & 26 9th Annual Breezeway Garage Sale Garage sales across C-48 The Breezeway from Atwood to Boyne Falls. For more details go to (See page 10 for more information) East Jordan Sidewalk Sales Downtown East Jordan May 28 Memorial Day Parade 10:45 a.m. Program - Memorial Park 11:00 a.m. Local Appreciation Day Castle Farms - Free tours for locals; all others $5 each. 1918 Cellars Grand Opening Castle Farms - Our very own label of wine. June - September East Jordan Portside Historical Museum Elm Pointe - Sat. & Sun. 1:30-4:30 p.m. or by appointment. Call 231-536-3282.

June 22 East Jordan Music in the Park Concert Series Jenny Thomas 7 p.m. - Memorial Park Band Shell June 23 R3 Triathlon - Ride. Run. River. (See page 10 for more information) June 26 Fairy Garden Make & Take Castle Farms - June 27 - July 1 East Jordan Freedom Festival Downtown E.J. - Parades, Carnival, Fireworks Entertainment - For info, contact Shannon Fender at 231-536-7351. (See page 11 for more information)

June 1 21st Annual Chamber Spring Golf Outing Mallard Golf Club, 12 p.m. For more info, contact EJ Chamber 231-536-7351.

July 3 Centennial Celebration Castle Farms -

June 3 EJ High School 2018 Commencement 2 p.m. - EJMHS Boswell Stadium

July 4, 11, 18, 25 East Jordan “Open Late Til Eight” Wednesdays

June 10 - July 7 “Members Invitational” Jordan River Arts Council 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

July 5, 12, 19, 26 Jordan Valley Community Band Concert 7:30 p.m. - Memorial Park Band Shell

June 9 Raven Hill Discovery Center FREE 2nd Saturday Series: Noon - 4 p.m.


June 15 & 16 Annual Ellsworth/Atwood Pig Roast A celebration of food, family and fun. Games, Parade, Food, Fireworks. (See page 10 for more information)

July 6 East Jordan Music in the Park Concert Series Blue Water Ramblers 7 p.m. - Memorial Park Band Shell

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July 11 Prince & Princess Story Time Castle Farms -

July 31 Fairy Garden Make & Take Castle Farms -

July 13 East Jordan Music in the Park Concert Series Jon Archambault Band 7 p.m. - Memorial Park Band Shell

August 1 All Aboard for Story Time Castle Farms -

July 14 South Arm Classics: Classic Boat Show & Classic Car Show Downtown East Jordan - Memorial Park. Boats, Cars & Music. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (See page 11 for more information)

August 4 & 5 56th Annual Portside Arts 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: (See page 13 for more information)

Sweaty Yeti 5K & One Mile / Family Fun Run 8 a.m. - EJMHS. (See page 13 for more information)

August 11 - September 23 Raven Hill Discovery Center Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit and related programs. (See page 55 for more information)

East Jordan BrewFest Downtown East Jordan - Memorial Park. Beer Tent, Music, Kids’ Games. 2 - 9 p.m. Sponsored by East Jordan Rotary Club. Raven Hill Discovery Center FREE 2nd Saturday Series: Noon - 4 p.m.

August 11 Raven Hill Discovery Center FREE 2nd Saturday Series: Noon - 4 p.m.

July 15 - August 4 “Belle Fleur” Jordan River Arts Council 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

August 12 Annual Ducky Derby Sportsman’s Park. To benefit Crossroads Resale Shop.

July 18 Twilight Tour & Farm-to-Table Dinner Castle Farms - July 20 East Jordan Music in the Park Concert Series Pistil Whips 7 p.m. - Memorial Park Band Shell July 27 East Jordan Music in the Park Concert Series Steel & Wood 7 p.m. - Memorial Park Band Shell July 28 East Jordan Garden Club Flower Show Jordan River Arts Council. Noon - 4 p.m. Raven Hill Discovery Center Summer Magic Family Festival

August 3 East Jordan Music in the Park Concert Series Full Circle 7 p.m. - Memorial Park Band Shell

August 12 - 31 “Splash” Jordan River Arts Council 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday August 15 Twilight Tour & Farm-to-Table Dinner Castle Farms - August 17 East Jordan Sidewalk Sales & Summer Fun Party August 18 6th Kiersten’s Ride Horseback / Walk / ATV Ride (bring your own ATV or Horse) (See page 13 for more information)

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September 8 Raven Hill Discovery Center FREE 2nd Saturday Series: Noon - 4 p.m. September 9 – October 5 “Ephemera” Jordan River Arts Council 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday September 12 Twilight Tour & Farm-to-Table Dinner Castle Farms - September 14 & 15 Paddle Antrim Two-day kayak paddle covering over 40 miles of Northern Michigan’s Chain of Lakes. (See page 13 for more information) September 29, October 6 & 13 10th Annual Breezeway Fall Color Cruises Details at For more info, 231-536-7351. (See page 15 for more information) September 29 Fall Fest East Jordan Tourist Park - Live Music, Food Trucks, Beer Tent. 12-10 p.m. (See page 15 for more information) Jordan River Raft Excursion 2.5 mile family-friendly guided river trip down the Jordan River. (See page 15 for more information) 35th Annual Crop Walk For more info, call 231-536-3128. October 10 Greenlight East Jordan Business Model Competition Castle Farms - For info, call 231-536-7351. (See page 54 for more information) Twilight Tour & Farm-to-Table Dinner Castle Farms - October 13 Raven Hill Discovery Center FREE 2nd Saturday Series: Noon - 4 p.m. October 14 - November 9 “Spaces Uncharted” Jordan River Arts Council 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday


October 17 Fall Pumpkin Festival Downtown East Jordan - 5-7 pm - Kids’ Games, Early Trick-or-Treating, Baking Contest and more. For info, call 231-536-7351. (See page 15 for more information) October 28 Grand Bridal Expo Castle Farms - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. October 31 Hallelujah Night Harvest Barn Church 6-8 p.m. November 10 Jordan River Arts Council Holiday Art Fair EJMHS. 10a.m. - 4 p.m. Raven Hill Discovery Center FREE 2nd Saturday Series: Noon - 4 p.m. November 18 –December 23 “Artists Gift Market” Jordan River Arts Council 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday November 24 Small Business Saturday For more info, call the Chamber 231-536-7351. December 2018 – March 2019 East Jordan Sno-Mobilers Club Breakfast 7a.m. – Noon. Clubhouse on Mt Bliss Rd. December 1 Atwood Christmas Celebration Sleigh Rides, Open Houses, Snow Sculptures & more. Breakfast with Santa Banks Township Hall Sponsored by: Ellsworth Lioness Train Wonderland Castle Farms - December 2 Jordan Valley Community Band Concert EJ Community Auditorium - EJMHS 3 p.m. December 6 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

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December 6 – January 2, 2019 East Jordan Lighted Christmas Village EJ Tourist Park. December 7 Holly Daze Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Foundation Dinner & Auction at Castle Farms 5:30 p.m. For more info, call 231-547-8501. December 8 Raven Hill Discovery Center FREE 2nd Saturday Series: Noon - 4 p.m. December 12 Ellsworth Wooden Shoe Holiday Festival Tree lighting, Food, Games, Caroling. Banks Township Hall. (See page 15 for more information)

2019 Chamber Member Events

April 20 Easter Fun & Games East Jordan Lions Club 10 a.m. - EJMHS gym. Father/Son Banquet East Jordan Rotary Club 6 p.m. - EJMHS. April 26 & 27 Rotary Variety Show EJ Community Auditorium EJMHS - 7 p.m. April 27 Jordan Valley Fiddler’s Jamboree East Jordan Civic Center. Noon - 10 p.m. May – October East Jordan Garden Club Farmers Market Every Thursday - Mid May through Oct. 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Accept “Project Fresh” Sportsman’s Park. Contact: Heather Miller or 231-350-3944. May 5 Jordan Valley Community Band Concert EJ Community Auditorium - EJMHS 3 p.m.

January 26 Chamber Annual Meeting/Dinner/ Auction/Awards - Castle Farms E.J. Chamber 231-536-7351.

May 11 Mother/Daughter Banquet 6 p.m. - EJMHS.

February 22-24 38th Annual Sno-Blast Winter Festival Sno-Sculpture Contest, Crowning of Belle of the Blizzard & Winter Knight, Blessing of the Sleds, Chili Supper and much more. For more info, 231-536-7351. (See page 15 for more information) March 2 East Jordan Public Schools Extravaganza Castle Farms. April 13 Miss East Jordan Scholarship Pageant 7 p.m. - EJ Community Auditorium EJMHS.

Raven Hill Discovery Center FREE 2nd Saturday Series: Noon - 4 p.m. May 24 & 25 11th Annual Breezeway Garage Sale Garage sales across C-48 The Breezeway from Atwood to Boyne Falls. For more details go to East Jordan Sidewalk Sales Downtown East Jordan June 26 - 30 East Jordan Freedom Festival

Business District Open House of Available Rental & For Sale Spaces 1-3 p.m. For more info, 231-536-7351.

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Festivals & Events 9th Annual Breezeway Garage Sale Friday, May 25 Saturday, May 26

Ellsworth Pig Roast

Hit the Garage Sale Circuit ... 26-Miles of it! Friday & Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Residents, Businesses and Organizations along the C-48 Breezeway from Atwood to Ellsworth to East Jordan to Boyne Falls - participate in this annual event. Pick up a map or visit: June 15-16

R3 Triathlon Saturday, June 23


A summer outdoor community bash, the Ellsworth Pig Roast is a small town celebration of food, family, and fun. The festival features many long-time favorite events like the Grand Parade, Free Kids’ Games and Inflatables, the famous Pork Roast Dinner, Horse Pull, Fireworks and more.

Ride: Participants start the R3 Triathlon at the East Jordan Tourist Park on the shores of Lake Charlevoix. The race starts with a gorgeous 19 mile road bike ride with scenic views of farmland, countryside and Lake Charlevoix to finish the ride at the Tourist Park. Run: Participants run 2.3 miles on a scenic trail through Little Traverse Conservancy land along the pristine Jordan River to their watercraft at the Rogers Bridge Jordan River Access site. River: Participants paddle 2.7 miles down the Jordan River, under East Jordan bridge and into Lake Charlevoix. Paddlers can use a kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board for this segment. Racers finish on the beach of Lake Charlevoix at the Tourist Park. For more info & to register:

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East Jordan Freedom Festival

June 27 - July 1 Friday, June 29: Block Party on Main Street Saturday, June 30: Grand Street Parade, Bands, Food & Fun! Night Fireworks over Lake Charlevoix

Often referred to as the pride and joy of the East Jordan Community, the Freedom Festival truly is one of the area’s favorite summer events. Freedom, family and friendship are celebrated during the five day event. The festival features a “home-town” old-fashioned Friday Night Block Party with food, music and games for all ages; a Youth Parade; Grand Parade; Kids/Teen Night; Carnival; a multitude of entertainers and musicians; food booths; and a spectacular fireworks display shot from a barge on the beautiful South Arm of Lake Charlevoix on Saturday evening at dusk.

South Arm Classics Festival

Friday, July 13: Music in the Park Saturday, July 14: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Classic cars and boats, artists’ booths, children’s activities, fun, food and live music. Sponsored by EJ Lions Club.

The SAC Boat Show is located on the shore of Lake Charlevoix at Memorial Park in downtown East Jordan. If you appreciate the beauty of classic mahogany and the vibrant colors of vintage fiberglass boats, this event is a must go.

The SAC Car Show: Antique and classic car collecting, restoring, and showing have become the number one pastime for many classic car enthusiasts. Whether you’re new to antique and classic cars as a hobby, or are a seasoned collector, the South Arm Classics Festival is an event where good people meet and have fun!

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Festivals & Events Sweaty Yeti 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run Saturday, July 14 8:00 a.m.

Join us for the 5th annual Sweaty Yeti 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run. The professionally timed 5k begins at Boswell Stadium in East Jordan and ends with a beautiful wooded run. The Sweaty Yeti is a family friendly event welcoming all levels. Register at Proceeds benefit the Barber-Galvin Memorial Scholarship which honors two sisters whose race was too short but smile down us.

Portside Arts Fair

Saturday, August 4: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 5: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Portside Arts Fair has been held at the Elm Pointe Estate on the shore of beautiful Lake Charlevoix since 1972. Artists set up displays on the lawn surrounding the 100 year old homestead turned summer estate. Musicians entertain the artists and buyers, while children take part in the crafts in the Children’s Booth. Mouthwatering All-American favorites like hot dogs and apple pie are available at the Evangelical Lutheran Church booth.

Kiersten’s Ride Kiersten’s Ride is a Horseback / Walk /ATV fundraising Saturday, August 18

event dedicated to bringing help, hope, and healing through suicide prevention programs in Northern Lower Michigan. In memory of East Jordan High School student Kiersten Clavier’s 2012 death by suicide, Kiersten’s Ride, a non-profit organization, is committed to raising awareness in our communities so that future acts of suicide may be prevented.

Paddle Antrim

Friday, September 14 Saturday, September 15

Join us September 14th & 15th for the annual Paddle Antrim Festival featuring a two-day non-competitive paddle and great local celebrations. It is a choose-your-own adventure paddling experience where participants can choose to paddle one or two days and select their distance, going anywhere from seven to all 42 miles of the route. Registration and more info can be found at: :: ::



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Festivals & Events Breezeway Fall Color Cruises Three Saturday Cruises! 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; explore the corn mazes; and buy your pumpkins, apples and more!

Fall Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, September 29

Fall Fest

Jordan River Join us at the East Fall Raft Excursion Jordan Tourist Park from 12-10 pm for Live Music, Food Trucks, Beer Tent and more.

Paddle Antrim & Jordan Valley Outfitters are teaming up for a 2.5 mile guided family-friendly raft trip. Space is limited. Register early at

Wooden Shoe Holiday Festival

September 29 October 6 October 13

Wednesday, October 17 Come to downtown East Jordan from 5-7 pm for a ton of Fall Fun! Kids’ Games, Early Trick-or-Treating, Baking Contest and more.

Wednesday, December 12

The quaint Village of Ellsworth annually welcomes the holiday with the traditional lighting of the community tree complete with local musicians and carolers. Inside historic Banks Township Hall, find a family-friendly evening of games, pizza, Twister Joe Balloon Artist and music.

Sno Blast Winter Festival

February 22-24, 2019

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Music & Art

Concerts in the Park Memorial Park Band Shell Friday Summer Nights ... 7:00-9:00 pm

Sponsored by the Jordan River Arts Council (JRAC), the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce and the East Jordan DowntownDevelopment Authority (DDA). June 15 Jelly Roll Blues Band Blues June 22 Jenny Thomas Contemporary Folk July 6 Blue Water Ramblers Michigan Music Folk, Shanties, Ballads July 13 Jon Archambault Band Rock / Blues July 20 Pistil Whips Unorthodox Funky Blues July 27 Steel & Wood Bluegrass Aug 3 Full Circle 60’s Rock

Plus ... Jordan Valley Community Band Thursdays in July 7:30 pm Jordan River Arts Council Jordan River Arts Council brings the arts to East Jordan and the surrounding area from their gallery located at 301 Main Street. Area artist display their work throughout the year in unique themed exhibits. The gallery is housed in East Jordan’s former library building; a historic Carnegie Library, built in 1919 and lovingly cared for by JRAC since 1989.

also serves as a meeting place for the Writers Group, Socrates Cafe’, and Artists Gathering of Plein Air Painters.

JRAC supports and promotes arts, culture and creativity and brings exhibits, classes, workshops, and performances to the community. The Council is a strong believer in education and introducing area youth to the fine arts through exhibits, hands-on experiences, in-school programs, and the annual awarding of arts scholarships. The art center

NEW! JRAC now has a gift shop inside the Main Street gallery featuring the work of area artists and other unique artistic gift items. The gift shop and gallery is open 1-4pm, Tuesday through Sunday during exhibits.

In addition to memberships, donations, grants and in-kind services, JRAC’s main fund raiser is the popular Holiday Art Fair held the 2nd Saturday in November at East Jordan High School.

Visitors are always welcome and admission is free.

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Rivers & Lakes

Little Traverse Conservancy

The mission of the Little Traverse Conservancy is to protect the natural diversity and beauty of northern Michigan by preserving significant land and scenic areas, and fostering appreciation and understanding of the environment. Our service area includes Chippewa, Mackinac, Emmet, Cheboygan, and Charlevoix counties. Maps can be found on the website, at local Chamber of Commerce offices, or by mail (call the Conservancy at 231-347-0991 between 8am and 5pm Monday - Friday). The Conservancy also offers a number of guided hikes and other activities throughout the year, so check the website:

LTC Facts & Figures:

Area Preserves:

• More than 270 private properties have been given permanent protection with conservation easements.

Rogers/Dressel/Jordan River Preserve: From downtown East Jordan, travel northeast and then south on M-32 for 1.3 miles to Rogers Road. Turn right and the preserve is 1/2 mile down on the right.

• More than 200 nature preserves open to the public. • LTC maintains 107 miles of trail on nearly 50 nature preserves. • For more than 25 years, LTC has provided environmental education programs - at no cost - to thousands of • school children throughout the year. • Quarterly field trips are offered for an adult audience interested in learning more about our valuable natural spaces.


Raven Ridge Nature Preserve: From downtown East Jordan, travel east on C48 approximately 3.5 miles to Pearsall Rd. Turn right, then immediately turn left onto Fuller Rd. Turn right in about 1.5 mi. St. Clair Lake/Six Mile Lake Natural Area: From Ellsworth, take C48 east approximately two miles to South Arm Township Park and a small parking area on the right (south) side of the road. There is a rustic boat launch on the river.

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Jordan River Action Group

Protecting our Jordan, one river bag at a time. The Jordan River Action Group (JRAG) originated in 2008. The group became a 501C (3) non-profit organization in 2015. When the Michigan Natural Rivers Board was first organized, Sherman Thomas was appointed as one of the board members. Living on the Jordan River, Sherm and his wife Peggy, experienced many years of enjoyment as the river flowed by their home. Sherm’s wife Peggy was concerned about the amount of refuse floating down river. Prior to Peggy passing away, she made Sherm promise to do whatever he could to help keep the Jordan River as clean as possible. Thus began the Jordan River Action Group (JRAG). In 2008, Sherm solicited help from a couple friends and started a campaign to build collection booths for locations at access sites Rogers Bridge, Webster Bridge, Old State Road, and Graves Crossing. In 2009, the first year of collection, 145 bags of trash, and 15,000 returnable cans and bottles were received. Since 2009, over 1,200 bags of trash and well over 100,000 returnable cans and bottles have been collected from these access sites. JRAG purchases 3,000 Red River Bags every two years. These bags are used by individuals floating the river to secure their trash and returnable products. In the event of a turnover, no trash or returnables will end up in the river. All funds collected from the returnable products are distributed back into the community thru organizations who maintain the collection sites. To help support the Jordan River Action Group’s mission statement to keep Michigan’s first wild and scenic river pristine for all to enjoy, please become a “Supporting Member” by making a $20 Membership Donation. All members will receive a “JRAG Supporter” display sticker and will be recognized on the organization’s website and brochure. For more information on the JRAG, contact Tom “Tinker” Breakey at 231-675-5489 or email to Membership donations can be mailed to Jordan River Action Group, P.O. Box 215, East Jordan, MI 49727.

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I am delighted to be working with the East Jordan Garden Club to operate the East Jordan Farmer’s Market for the 2018 season. We will be offering many different products this yearfruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, honey, fresh baked goods, lotions and soaps, farm fresh eggs and meat, maple syrup, fiber arts, crafts and much more! We are also planning several special events including a Kids’ Day, a Senior Day and Farm-to-Table demonstrations utilizing products from our market. The EJ Farmer’s Market is partnering with local groups, businesses and organizations to be a resource for and general representative of what our community has to offer. This year our customers will be able to buy gift certificates and we are again participating in the Project Fresh and Senior Fresh food programs. We will be offering complimentary coffee for the early shoppers and will regularly have special guests on site to provide information for different social programs or events and a variety of educational demonstrations. We invite you to come down to Sportsman’s Park every Thursday from 8 am to 12 noon, for some fantastic products, a hot cup of coffee and a refreshing visit with friends. ~ Heather Miller, Market Master FRISKE ORCHARDS & FARM MARKET

ATWOOD - Fruit Stand. Old world bakery. Orchard Café. General Store. Orchard Playland. Country Haus. Specialty mail order. Many weekend events throughout the year. MICHIGAN FARM MARKET

ELLSWORTH & TRAVERSE CITY - Food products from over 80 Michigan Farm entrepreneurs. Handcrafted wood crates made in Ellsworth MI are used to package these food items to create an original line of gift arrangements. Full lunch menu available including soups, sandwiches and wraps at both locations. ROYAL FARMS FARM MARKET & WINERY

ATWOOD - Fresh fruits and vegetables - U-Pick or we pick. Fresh baked pies & pastries and meat pasties. Ice cream & smoothies. Greenhouse. Gift shop. Fall cider mill, corn maze and hayrides. Our own wine and cider tasting room. :: ::


Parks & Beaches SPORTSMAN’S PARK Location: 85 Bridge St. More info: 231-536-3381

Located downtown where Lake Charlevoix and the Jordan River meet. New home of E.J.&S.R.R. Engine #6. Perfect for viewing waterfowl and wildlife including bald eagles and osprey. Several fishing piers for rainbow and brown trout; in autumn, view the spawning Chinook salmon. Also home of the Jordan River Watershed Center and the Friends of the Jordan. Site of the East Jordan Garden Club Farmer’s Market, May through October, Thursdays 8 a.m. to noon. EAST JORDAN CITY MARINA Location: 101 Spring St. More info: 231-536-2166 or 231-536-2561 (off season)

Located only one block off Main Street, the Municipal Harbor is within walking distance to local restaurants and friendly shops. Open May 15 - October 15, the Municipal Harbor offers 27 seasonal boat slips, 27 transient boat slips, shopping docks, full-service gasoline, pump-out station, ice and restrooms. Shower facilities are available for seasonal and transient slip holders. MEMORIAL PARK & BAND SHELL Location: 101 Spring St.

Memorial Park is the land entry to our beautiful Harbor. It’s a lovely place to enjoy a picnic or to just relax while watching birds, boats and fishing action. In 2005, a bandshell was constructed in the park which has live entertainment most weekends throughout the summer. There are picnic tables, grills and public restrooms within the park. And now, an ice skating rink in winter! 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. For more recreational parks, visit


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Location: State St.

This 1.5 acre skatepark includes a HMA skatepad, half-pipe, quarter-pipe, multiple grind rails, and multipurpose ramp. Open to the public - spring through fall.

Ellsworth & Atwood Parks See Page 65 TOURIST PARK CAMPGROUND & BEACH Location: 215 N. Lake St. More info: 231-536-2561

On the shores of Lake Charlevoix. Campsites range from full hook-ups to partial hook-ups, 3 modern cabins and 12 tent campsites. Wi-Fi is available throughout the campground. Daily, monthly, and seasonal rates are all available. Open April-October. The park has beautiful beach, sports fields, tennis & basketball courts, playground, pavilion, and a log building for party rental. EAST JORDAN COMMUNITY PARK Location: 805 Maple St. More info: 231-536-3381

This 40-acre state-of-the-art recreation facility includes: • 3 Soccer fields with irrigation • 4 Regulation baseball/softball diamonds with irrigation and fencing • Lighted 250-car paved and gravel parking area • Renovated Concession / Restroom / Pressbox building • Disc Golf course • Sledding hill & ice rink; Hiking trails; Playground ELM POINTE

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

An 11-acres park with frontage on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix. Site of the East Jordan Portside Art & Historical Museum, which houses artifacts from lumbering era, an agricultural exhibit, E.J. & Southern Railroad memorabilia, and a salute to the military and local manufacturing. Also home to the Cygred Riley Art Gallery with collection of Purchase Prize artworks from the annual Portside Arts Fair. Park, Beach & Picnic Area: EAST JORDAN COMMUNITY POOL

Location: 101 Maple St. - EJHMS More info: 231-536-2250

Lifeguard on Duty; Showers; Locker Rooms; Lap Swimming; Swim School; Private Swim Lessons; Open Swim; Competitive Swimming; Pool Rental.

Open May 15 - October 15 ... 10am - 10pm


Available for weddings, family reunions, graduation parties, etc.

Museum & Gallery:

Open June-September, Saturday & Sunday. 1:30 - 4:30 pm or by appointment. Admission to Park & Museum: Free.

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An American Classic The thought of American classics brings with it a certain nostalgia and creates images in the visitor’s mind of times past. It might bring back memories of classic toys and games, music, art or architecture. Or it could pique a visitor’s interest in colonial times with oneroom schools or pioneer living. American classics could also bring back other, more “unconventional” remembrances of “oldfashioned” appliances for cooking, cleaning, laundry, sewing or of “old” communications, like radios, telephones and televisions from American times past. These American classic memories are captured in many of the exhibits, facilities and programs at Raven Hill, making the visitor experience a real classic one that is traditional and enduring, with a timeless quality. For examples, in the Main Museum, visitors may get involved in the Carrom or Skittles games or play with old fashioned marble rolls and kaleidoscopes. They may explore a variety of traditional music instruments. Alternatively, families can spend time in the old-fashioned one-room schoolhouse, with everyone taking a turn at being teacher. The Evolving Technology (ET) Building has timelines that show the changes in daily life and communications over time. A visit to Raven Hill Discovery Center has classic experiences and many more. Raven Hill Discovery Center 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 & programs, that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play. Come find your own American classics at Raven Hill soon in the main museum or outside in the Music Garden; Beyond Jurassic Park walk; One-Room School House; ET Building; Accessible Tree House and the Ancient World. Learning experiences at Raven Hill abound. Some exhibits remain popular year after year, such as the animals, treehouse and pyramid, but American classic experiences await visitors too. Raven Hill continually provides a place for scientific exploration, historical reflection and immersion in the arts. Visit Raven Hill Discovery Center soon and experience the classic worlds of science, history and the arts for yourself. Open weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Open year round from noon to 4 pm on Saturdays and 2 pm to 4 pm on Sundays, over most holidays and always by appointment. Classes and group field trips can be scheduled. For more information, contact the Center at 231.536.3369, email or check out our website:

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1918 Cellars

GRAND OPENING MAY 28, 2018 The new 1918 Cellars Wine Tasting Room features our own line of wines produced in northern Michigan. In addition to your wine tasting experience, we encourage you to take in the rich history and beauty of the buildings and grounds on a Self Guided or Guided Tour.

5052 M-66 N, Charlevoix, MI 49720 CASTLEFARMS.COM 231-237-0884


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Unique Attractions Stonehedge Fiber Mill & Yarn Shop

Stonehedge is a 161-year-old working farm which, for 22 years now, has been home to Stonehedge Fiber Mill - a custom processor of wool into yarn. Debbie McDermott is a shepherd, spinner, and fiber artist who also maintains her own flock of eight breeds of sheep and angora goats. A visit to Stonehedge is both educational and loads of fun. Meet the animals, see the wool processing areas, and shop for beautiful skeins of unique yarns - including “Petoskey Stone” and the crazy-popular “Crazy.”

Jordan River National Fish Hatchery

The visiting public is encouraged to tour the Visitor Center in the main hatchery building or walk through the multiple fish production buildings located on the grounds. The hatchery provides several nature trails and is located adjacent to the popular North Country Trail. Visitors may also enjoy the station’s picnic area, pollinator garden, and easy access to the beautiful Jordan River Valley.

Castle Farms

Castle Farms of Charlevoix is one of Michigan’s premier historic tour attractions and destination wedding venues. This beautiful French Renaissance castle built in 1918 features soaring stone towers, romantic courtyards and magnificent gardens, plus Norm, the Castle’s very own dragon! Museum quality collections showcased throughout the Castle include antique toys, castles, and royalty memorabilia from around the world. The Castle’s Outdoor Model Railroad is the largest in Michigan, with 68 G-scale trains steaming across more than 1/2 mile of track. The Castle also provides the perfect venue for weddings, proms, corporate events, or private parties. Open year round, Castle Farms is listed on the National and State Historic Registries. And now, Castle Farms announces the 1918 Cellars winery!

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East Jordan 100 Main St. (231) 536-5511 Charlevoix Southside 102 M-66, Charlevoix (231) 547-4411 Charlevoix Main Office 111 State St., Charlevoix (231) 547-4411

Your Only Hometown Community Bank

Ellsworth 9136 Main St. (231) 588-2211 Beaver Island 38230 Michigan Ave. (231) 448-2190 Boyne City 113 South Lake St. (231) 459-4701

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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





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




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

5 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 3 Cabins

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

Stone Family Cottage Phone: 231-536-3103 520-850-7888 (Oct-May)

East Jordan 02630 S. M-66

Sleeps 8+

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AMENITIES & MORE 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. 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. AMENITIES & MORE - Online Virtual Tour - Rooms of Distinction Free breakfast at Brother’s Restaurant; Family room with television & DVD player; Complimentary water, soda & juice; Free Internet access; Room service available while restaurant is open. - Gourmet Breakfast. All rooms - private bath & queen or king beds. Carriage House rooms have gas fireplace & semi-private deck. Elegant country lodging with exquisite fine dining just minutes away. Air conditioning. Located downtown, close to marina, shopping, snowmobile trail. Able to accommodate groups and host events. Wireless Internet. Cable TV. Guest Breakfast orders off menu. AMENITIES & MORE Complete RV Hookups, Pull-Through Sites, Showers & Restroom Facilities, Play Area, Dump Station, Sandy Beach. Reservations Recommended. Pets must be on leash. 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. - 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. :: ::


A Matter of Taste

Ellsworth At Tapawingo 9502 Lake Street

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

Antrim Dells Golf Club Sunset Bar & Grill

Atwood 12352 Antrim Dr. On US 31

Phone: 231-599-2679

BC Pizza & Indoor Playland

East Jordan 114 Mill Street

Phone: 231-536-5555

Beach House Restaurant

Boyne Falls Boyne Mountain Resort

Phone: 231-549-6085

The Blue Pelican Inn

Central Lake 2535 North Main Street

Phone: 231-544-2583

Blue Smoke

East Jordan 101 Main St.

Phone: 231-222-2583

Ellsworth Market

Ellsworth 6508 Center Street

Phone: 231-588-2220


Boyne Falls Boyne Mountain Resort

Phone: 231-549-6059


Boyne Falls Boyne Mountain Resort

Phone: 231-549-6000

Forty Acres Tavern

Boyne Falls Boyne Mountain Resort

Phone: 231-549-7270

Friske Orchards & Farm Market

Atwood 10 mi. S of Charlevoix on US 31

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

The Front Porch Café

Ellsworth 9235 Main Street

Phone: 231-588-2000

The Gold Nugget

Ellsworth 6513 Center St.

Phone: 231-588-6023

Grey Gables Inn Restaurant

Charlevoix 308 Belvedere Ave.

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

The Jordan Inn

East Jordan 228 Main Street

Phone: 231-536-9906

Charlevoix The Landing Ferry Rd. 10231 At Ironton Ferry

Phone: 231-547-9036

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Catering, Special Events Venue

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

Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

Great views overlooking Lake Michigan. Sandwiches and burgers served daily. Primerib, Whitefish, Perch and Chef’s Specials. Banquets, Weddings, Parties Welcome (150-200 capacity).

Lunch, Dinner

Pizza; Lunch Buffet 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Indoor Playland. Dinner Buffet: Thursday-Saturday 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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.

Dinner, Cocktails, Catering

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

Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

Located in the heart of East Jordan, a Southern Inspired Kitchen specializing in smoked meats & fresh local produce. Picturesque views of Lake Charleviox or the Jordan River from every seat. Open daily from 11 a.m.

Lunch, Dinner

Pizza, subs, coffee, fountain drinks. Open 7 day a week.

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.

Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

Located in the village. Forty Acres Tavern offers a satisfying selection of spirits, a Michigan microbrew-heavy roster of 40 beers, and a menu of elevated American pub fare. Open daily serving 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

Full lunch & dinner menu. Great place to meet up with friends! Next to snowmobile trails & lakes. Watch your favorite teams or try your luck at Keno.

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.

Call for Reservations and Menu Info

Elegant Dining Room, Conference room, Catering. Home of Smokin Joes Barbecue & Mary Janes Coney Island. Downtown East Jordan close to shopping & marina. Open year-round!

Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

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.

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The Mallard Bar & Grill

East Jordan 9569 Bailey Road

Phone: 231-536-3636

Marty’s Dairy Grille

East Jordan 509 Water Street

Phone: 231-536-7693

North Perk Coffee

East Jordan 101 Main Street Suite C

Porter Creek

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

Phone: 231-582-7800

The Rowe Inn & Wine Shop

Ellsworth 6303 C-48

Phone: 231-588-7351

Royal Farms

Atwood 10445 N. US 31

Phone: 231-599-3222

Short’s Brewing Company

Bellaire 121 N. Bridge Street

Phone: 231-498-2300


East Jordan 109 Main Street

Phone: 231-536-3085

South Arm Café

East Jordan 101 Second St. Corner Second & Mill Sts.

Phone: 231-536-2801


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 Sports Lounge

East Jordan 214 Main Street

Phone: 231-536-2411

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Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

Casual Dining. Flame-broiled Burgers, Barbequed Ribs, Fish Fry. Friday & Saturday night Prime Rib.

Lunch, Dinner, Ice Cream

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

Coffee Shop, CafĂŠ

Open Mon-Sat 7am-6pm. Sun 8am-4pm. Light Pastries, Bagels w/ Cream Cheese, Smoothies.

Dinner, Cocktails

Lakeside Dining / Outdoor Seating. Full Menu. Take-out. Children’s Menu. Entertainment. 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.

Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

20 of their own brewed-on-site beers on tap at all times, plus an interesting and eclectic menu of house-made soups, stackers (sandwiches), salads and pizzas... all with VERY interesting names, just like their beers!

1950s Soda Fountain

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

Breakfast, Lunch

Daily Specials. Catering available. Open daily 6 am - 2 pm Winter; 6 am - 3 pm Summer.

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 BA Accounting LLC 100 Main St., Suite 1C, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-9745; Fax: 231-222-2173 Email:

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

Hoffman McLane CPA Firm PLC 100 Main Street (2nd floor), East Jordan 104 Mason St., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-2663; Fax: 231-547-2183 Email: Website:

Pickers Antiques 100 Main St., East Jordan Phone: 231-803-4485 Email:

Jordan Valley Accounting / H&R Block 112 Lake Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2092; Fax: 231-536-0171 Email: ADVERTISING / MARKETING Latitude 45 Marketing P.O. Box 187, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-676-9197 Email: The PhoneGuide 319 State St., Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-347-8606 or 888-860-8606 Fax: 231-347-7398 Email: Website: AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS & EDUCATION Charlevoix County Farm Bureau 107 W. Hurlbut St., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-2043; Fax: 231-547-9937 Email: Website: Martha Wagbo Farm & Education Center 5745 N. M-66, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-0333 Email: Website:


APPRAISALS Char-Em Appraisal Service, Inc. 6 W. Main, Unit 15, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-6418 Email: ART GALLERIES & STUDIOS Create: Community Arts Studio 151 Ray Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-459-4066 Email: Website: Karen Walker Studio 507 Water Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3663 Email: Website: Otis Pottery 01691 M-66 N., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7856; Fax: Same - Call First Email: Website: ARTS & MUSIC ORGANIZATIONS Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra 219 E. Lake Street, Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-487-0010 Website:

ANIMAL WELFARE & ADOPTION Charlevoix Area Humane Society 614 Beardsley Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-6774; Fax: 231-582-6776 Email: Website:

Jordan River Arts Council 301 Main St., P.O. Box 1178, East Jordan Exhibit Hours: Tue-Sun 1-4 pm Phone: 231-536-3385 Email: Website:

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES Busy Bridge Antiques & Gifts 207 Main Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3511 Email: Website:

AFFORDABLE HOUSING Northern Homes CDC 1048 E. Main Street, P.O. Box 86 Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-6244; Fax: 231-582-6274 Website:

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

Charlevoix State Bank of Ellsworth 9136 Main St., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-2211 Website: Chemical Bank 1425 Bridge St., US31, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-6561; Fax: 231-547-1282 Website: Huntington National Bank 102 Mill St., P.O. Box 419, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2251; Fax: 231-536-3161 Email: Website:

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

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

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:

Rock Paper. Modern Hair Salon 250 S Lake St., Suite 6, East Jordan Phone: 231-222-2500

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: BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS 4Front Credit Union 220 S. Lake, East Jordan Phone: 231-547-4483; Fax: 231-536-3562 Website: Charlevoix State Bank 100 Main Street, Suite A, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-5511; Fax: 231-536-3535 Email: Website:

BED & BREAKFASTS (See Pages 30-31) BOAT DOCK & LIFT SALES Bulmann Dock & Lift 175 Magnet Dr., Boyne City, Mi 49712 Phone: 231-582-5020; Fax: 231-582-5027 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 Email: Website: BOOKSTORES Books & Things 104 Jordan St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2020 Email: BOWLING ALLEYS The Zone Sports Lounge 214 Main St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2411; Fax: 231-536-7426

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BREWING COMPANIES Short’s Brewing Company 121 N. Bridge St., Bellaire, MI 49615 Phone: 231-498-2300; Fax: 231-518-0337 Email: Website: BUILDING CONTRACTORS Carey Construction P.O. Box 31, East Jordan Phone: 231-649-5928 Email: Website: Little Traverse Association of Home Builders 455 Bay Street, Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-348-9770; Fax: 231-348-8155 Email: Website: South Arm Construction, LLC 117 S. Lake St., P.O. Box 1069, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-5001; Fax: 231-536-5003 Email: Website: Toby Prevo Residential Services 01170 N. M-66, East Jordan Phone: (C) 231-675-5747; (W) 231-330-7076 Email: Whitaker Construction 8812 Ellsworth Rd., East Jordan Phone: 231-675-8000; Fax: 231-536-0893 Wright Builders, Inc. - Floyd & Todd 216 Ray Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-5050; Fax: 231-582-0285 Email: BUSINESS ASSISTANCE / SERVICES Northern Lakes Economic Alliance 1313 Boyne Ave, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-6482; Fax: 231-582-3213 Email: Website: BUSINESS SERVICES / OFFICE EQUIPMENT Kopy Sales, Inc. 821 Robinwood Ct., Traverse City, MI 49729 Phone: 231-946-3020 Email: Website: BUY / SELL The Barn 105 Second Street, East Jordan Phone: 386-748-3878 or 386-734-3424 Email: CAMPGROUNDS (See Pages 30-31)


CANOE, KAYAK, SNOWSHOE RENTAL / OUTDOOR CLOTHING Jordan Valley Outfitters 311 N. Lake Street (M-66), East Jordan Phone: 231-536-0006 Email: Website: Swiss Hideaway, Inc. 1953-A Graves Crossing Road Mancelona, MI 49659 Phone: 231-536-2341 Email: Website: CHURCHES (See Page 52) CLOTHING & JEWELRY STORES EJ Shoppe 122 Main St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2348 Website: CLUBS (See Page 50-51) COFFEE Back Draft Roasting Company P.O. Box 494, East Jordan Phone: 231-675-6004; Fax: 231-536-5014 Email: Website: COFFEE SHOPS (See Pages 32-35) COMPUTER SALES, SERVICE, & TRAINING Computer Center 128 Main St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-0870; Fax: 231-536-0914 Email: CONTRACTORS – SPECIALTY 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 Website: Ron’s Roofing 02940 S. Ranney Road, East Jordan Phone: 231-631-0176 or 231-536-0417 Email:

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Steven Bartlett Sand & Gravel, Inc. 715 Sherman Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7977 Email: DENTISTS & ORAL SURGEONS Access Dental 108 S. Lake Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3307; Fax: 231-536-3323 Hall Dental 121 Main Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-5030 Email: Maple Ridge Dental Bert Desjardins, DDS & John Kenzie, DDS 101 Maple Ridge Dr., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2601; Fax: 231-536-2909 Email: Website: Brian Sladics, DDS 101 Maple Ridge Dr., P.O. Box 291, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3368; Fax: 877-469-0025 DOCKS & BOAT LIFT SALES Swan Valley Marina 02474 M-66 South, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2672 Email: Website: DUST CONTROL Northern Michigan Dust Control 05916 US 31 S., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-437-0105; Fax: 231-547-6681 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 Antrim County Fair P.O. Box 427, Bellaire, MI 49615 Phone: 231-533-8818 Website:

Barber-Galvin Memorial Scholarship Fund/ Sweaty Yeti Run P.O. Box 401, East Jordan Phone: 231-350-6008 Website: East Jordan Portside Art Fair P.O. Box 1355, 01656 S. M-66 Hwy., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3282 (Kim) Email: Website: Ellsworth Pig Roast P.O. Box 193, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-676-0483 Email: Jordan Valley Fiddlers Jamboree P.O. Box 93, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-526-9924 Email: Website: Jordan Valley Freedom Festival P.O. Box 435, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7351 Email: Website: Kiersten’s Ride 4316 Cosier Road, East Jordan Phone: 231-675-5047 Email: Website: Miss East Jordan Scholarship Pageant, Inc. P.O. Box 840, East Jordan Phone: 231-360-0913 Email: Paddle Antrim P.O. Box 1011, Bellaire, MI 49615 Phone: 231-492-0171 Email: Website: R3 Triathlon Adventure Sports North Phone: 616-536-1970 Email: Website: EVENT PLANNING - SOCIAL & CORPORATE Merry Makers 518 Meadow Lane, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-5061 Email: Website:

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FARMS & FARM MARKETS Friske Orchards Farm Market 10743 N. US-31, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-599-2604; Fax: 231-599-3416 Email: Website: Michigan Farm Market, LLC 9543 Lake St., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-753-8682 Email: Website: Royal Farms, Inc. 10445 N. US-31, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-599-3222; Fax: 231-599-3235 Email: Website: Valley View Farm LLC 5018 S. Waterman Rd., East Jordan Phone: 231-675-5785 FINANCIAL SERVICES Edward Jones Investment 101 S. Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-3416; Fax: 877-408-3474 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: Morgan Stanley – David Burch 5211 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 Phone: 616-974-8929 Fax: 616-974-8950 Email: FLORISTS Billie’s Floral and Boutique 111 Main Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-222-2171 Email: Website: FOOD & GROCERIES Ellsworth Market 6508 Center St., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-2220; Fax: 231-588-2203 Email:


Family Fare (SpartanNash) 240 S. Lake St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7251; Fax: 231-536-3188 Website: Save-A-Lot 530 South Maple St. (M-32), East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3614; Fax: 231-536-0318 FOOD - SPECIALTY FOOD MARKETS Big E’s Smoke Shack 2500 US-131 S, Boyne Falls, MI 49713 Phone: 231-633-2443 FOOD TRUCKS / ROLLING CAFÉS Littleman Bites 4895 Lois Lane, East Jordan Phone: 610-858-4346 Email: FOUNDATIONS Charlevoix County Community Foundation 301 Water St., P.O. BOX 718, 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 Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. 621 Main St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7031; Fax: 231-536-0270 Email: Website: GAS STATIONS / CAR WASH / CONVENIENCE STORE East Jordan Marathon 106 State Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7930 Email: Fast Fill – Car Wash 530 South Maple St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3354 GIFTS, CLOTHING & COLLECTIBLES Adams Madams 2385 S Main St., Central Lake, MI 49622 Phone: 231-544-2770 Website: Billie’s Floral and Boutique 111 Main Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-222-2171 Email: Website:

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Boyne Trading Company 109 Water Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-6445; Fax: 231-497-1101 Busy Bridge Antiques & Gifts 207 Main Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3511 Email: Website:

GRAPHIC DESIGN North Bays Design Group, LLC 209 Elm St., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-675-3077 Email: Website: HARDWARE & LUMBER Barden Lumber 205 S. East St., Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-9961; Fax: 231-582-6267 Email: Website:

Northern MI Custom Image 126 Main Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-222-2123 Email: GOLF COURSES & DRIVING RANGES Antrim Dells Golf Club 12352 Antrim Dells Dr., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-599-2679 Email: Website: Mallard Golf Club & Driving Range 9569 Bailey Road, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3636 Website: Ye Nyne Olde Holles Golf Club 06386 Ferry Road, East Jordan Phone: 231-582-7609 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: East Jordan Downtown Development Authority (DDA) P.O. Box 499, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3381; Fax: 231-536-3383 Website: East Jordan Housing Commission 451 Water Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2051 Email:

True Value Family Center 201 Mill St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3121 Website: HEALTH & FITNESS Pointe Health Club 4670 Lake Shore Drive, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-459-4442 Website: HOSPITALS / HEALTH SERVICES & CARE 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: 800-551-4140; Fax: 231-547-1164 Email: Website: Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Lakeshore Drive, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-4024; Fax: 231-547-8080 Email: Website: HOTELS & INNS (See Pages 30-31)

Village of Ellsworth 6520 Center St., P.O. Box 265 Ellsworth, Mi 49729 Phone: 231-588-7411; Fax: 231-588-2079 Email: Website:

HOME DÉCOR Deer Creek Junk 320 State Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-675-2606 Email: Website:

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Not Too Shabby 100 Main Street, Suite 6A, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7574 Email: Website: ICE CREAM SHOPS (See Pages 32-35) INDUSTRY / MANUFACTURING Burnette Foods, Inc. 200 State St., P.O. Box 887, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2284; Fax: 231-536-7524 Email: Website:

LANDSCAPING / TREE SERVICE Drost Landscape 2010 Cedar Valley Rd., Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-881-9582; Fax: 231-348-3852 Email: Website:

East Jordan Plastics, Inc. 6400 M-32, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2243; Fax: 231-536-7090 Website:

LAUNDROMAT, DRY CLEANING, CARWASH EJ Laundry Station 128 S. Lake St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2800 Email:

EJ 301 Spring St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2261; Fax: 231-536-4458 Email: Website: INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES Farm Bureau Insurance: Bennett Agency 203 S. Lake St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3595; Fax: 231-536-0895 Email: Website: Farm Bureau Insurance: Fritzsche Agency 337 State St., Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-459-4800; Fax: 231-459-4801 Email: Website: The Insurance Shop 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: Northern Michigan Benefits P.O. Box 467, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-3423; Fax: 231-547-3403 Email:


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 Landing Restaurant / Marina / Gas Dock 10231 Ferry Rd., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-9036 Email: Website: Sommerset Pointe 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:

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MOTELS & CABINS (See Pages 30-31)

PALLETS, CRATES, LANDSCAPE MATERIALS Grand Traverse Pallet 7161 Essex Road, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-2406; Fax: 231-588-2006

MOVIE THEATERS Charlevoix Cinema III 107 Antrim St., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-4353 Website:

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

MUSEUMS Banks Township Historical Museum 6520 Center, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-7124 Email:

PHOTOGRAPHY Pink Kayak Photography East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2652 Email:

East Jordan Portside Art & Historical Museum P.O. Box 1355, 01656 S. M-66 Hwy. East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3282 (Kim) Email: Website: NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES The Boyne Gazette 5 West Main Street, Suite 7 Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-2799; Fax: 231-582-2799 Email: Charlevoix County News P.O. Box 1914, Gaylord, MI 49734 Phone: 989-732-8160; Fax: 888-854-7441 Email: Website: East Jordan Shopping Guide P.O. Box 298, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-9447 Email: Michigan Snowmobiler, Inc. P.O. Box 417, 200 Main Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2371; Fax: 231-536-7691 Email: Website: Petoskey News-Review / Super Shopper 319 State St., Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-347-2544 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: ORGANIZATIONS (See Page 50-51)

Tatum Photo and Design P.O. Box 859, East Jordan Phone: 231-357-5997 Email: Website: PHYSICAL THERAPY Munson Healthcare Jordan Valley Rehabilitation Center 100 Main St. - Upstairs, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-1451; Fax: 231-536-1455 Website: PLACES OF INTEREST Castle Farms 5052 M-66 North, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-237-0884; Fax: 231-237-0994 Email: Website: EJ Visitor Center Summer Hours Only Tues - Thur - Fri, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 211 Main St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-4587 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. P.O. Box 411, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-5168 Email:

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“We Are EJ” Preschool 304 4th St., East Jordan Phone: 1-800-443-5518 to register for the 2018-2019 school year. PRINTERS Mitchell Graphics 2363 Mitchell Park Drive, Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-347-4635; 231-347-9255 Email: Website: Valley Graphics 107 Water St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-0400; Fax: Same Email: Website: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Northern Michigan Society for Human Resources Management P.O. Box 100, Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-881-6345 Email: Website: RADIO & TELEVISION MacDonald-Garber Broadcasting 106KHQ / Lite96.3 / WMKT-1270AM / 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: 231-946-1914 Website: WJML - News-Talk-Sports - AM 1110 2175 Click Road, Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-348-5000 Email: Website: WTCM & WBCM Radio 428 East Lake Street, Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-348-1097; Fax: 231-439-9499 Website: REAL ESTATE - FOR SALE, RENT OR LEASE Antrim-Charlevoix-Kalkaska Association of Realtors 118 Michigan Ave., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-237-6394 Website:


Cannonball LLC 101 Main Street, East Jordan Phone: 413-627-9972 Email: Website: Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors 231 E. Water St., P.O. Box 169 Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-6554 Website: Lynda’s Real Estate Service 109 Mill St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-8003 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: Main Street Properties of East Jordan, LLC (Retail & Professional Center) P.O. Box 882, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-5511; Fax: 231-536-3535 Pat O’Brien Realty 128 Water St., Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-1700; Fax: 231-582-1714 701 Bridge St., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-7701; Fax: 231-547-7013 Email: Website: Real Estate One 1200 Bridge Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-5100 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 1888 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-347-1840 Email: Website:

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Ellsworth Community School 9467 Park St., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-2544; Fax: 231-588-6183 Email: Website:

RENTALS - PORTABLE RESTROOMS At Your Service Plus, Inc. 09039 Lord Rd., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-9668 Email: Website:

North Central Michigan College 1515 Howard St., Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-348-6600 Email: Website:

RENTALS - VACATION PROPERTY (See Pages 30-31) RESALE SHOPS Bergmann Center Resale 8888 Ance Rd., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-2979; Fax: 231-547-1321 Email: Website: Crossroads Ecumenical Resale Shop, Inc. 6710 M-32, P.O. Box 937, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7606 Email: Good Samaritan Food Pantry / Resale Shop 9746 Main St., Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-2208; Fax: 231-588-6184 Email: Website: RESTAURANTS & BARS (See Pages 32-35) RETAIL / WHOLESALE Socks Kick 117 S. Lake St., East Jordan Phone: 231-222-2402 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: SENIOR HOUSING & SERVICES American House Senior Living Communities 615 Petoskey Ave., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-2599; Fax: 231-547-3822 Email: Website: Charlevoix County Commission on Aging 218 West Garfield, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-237-0103; Fax: 231-237-0105 Email: Website: SIGNS / BANNERS / WALL LETTERING Pro Image Design 331 S. Airport Rd., Traverse City, MI 49686 Phone: 231-322-8052 Email: Website:

SALVAGE & RECYCLING East Jordan Auto Parts, Inc. 121 Elm St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2322 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:

SCHOOLS & COLLEGES East Jordan Public Schools 304 Fourth St., P.O. Box 399, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3131; Fax: 231-536-3310 Website:

SKI RESORTS Boyne Mountain 1 Boyne Mountain Rd., Boyne Falls, MI 49713 Phone: 800-462-6963; Fax: 231-549-6094 Email: Website:

Ebenezer Christian School 9541 White St., P.O. Box 158, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-2111; Fax: Same Email: Website:

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

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Lake Street Center 117 S. Lake St., East Jordan Phone: 231-582-5050 SURVEYORS Ferguson & Chamberlain Associates, Inc. 103 W. Upright, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-6882; Fax: 231-547-0021 Website: SWIMMING POOLS East Jordan Community Pool 101 Maple St. (EJMHS), East Jordan Phone: 231-536-2250 TITLE COMPANIES / TITLE INSURANCE Barron Title Agency 309 Petoskey Ave., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-8003; Fax: 231-547-8033 Website: TRANSPORTATION- PUBLIC & PRIVATE Charlevoix County Transit 1050 Brockway, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-6900; Fax: 231-582-5672 Email: Website: TREE TRIMMING G & B Farms Tree Service 34470 Donnel Mor’s Lane, Beaver Island, MI 49782 131 Skinkle Rd, East Jordan Phone: 231-492-5318 Email: UNEMPLOYMENT SERVICES Northwest Michigan Works / A program of Networks Northwest 2225 Summit Park Drive Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-347-5150; Fax: 231-347-4454 Email: Website: UTILITIES - ELECTRIC Consumers Energy 5544 Charlevoix Ave., Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-753-2336 Email: Website: Great Lakes Energy Cooperative 1323 Boyne Ave., P.O. Box 70 Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 888-485-2537 or 231-582-6521 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: Cynergy P. O. Box 4163, Burt Lake, MI 49717 Phone: 231-347-1025; Fax: 231-347-1054 Email: Website: VETERINARIANS Jordan Valley Animal Clinic 800 W. Water St., East Jordan Phone: 231-536-3132 WASTE DISPOSAL American Waste, Inc. 08860 Park Circle Drive, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-2162 Email: Website: Preferred Waste 2, LLC 9516 Main St., P.O. Box 145 Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-437-0896 Email: Web: WATERPARKS / ADVENTURE PARKS Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls 49713 Phone: 231-549-7979 Website: Wildwood Rush - Zip Line Boyne City across from Young State Park Phone: 855-ZIP-INFO (855-582-3400) 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:

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Castle Farms 5052 M-66 North, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-237-0884; Fax: 231-237-0994 Email: Website: Jordan Valley Barn 4542 S. M-66, East Jordan Phone: 231-714-4582 Email: Website:

YOUTH CENTERS / CAMPS Camp Daggett 3001 Church Road, Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-347-9742; Fax: 231-347-5899 Website:

Shanahan’s Barn 9600 Clubhouse Drive, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-9796 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 Email: Website:

The Depot - Jordan Valley Teen Center 116 Main Street, East Jordan Phone: 231-222-2224 Email: Website: INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS James & Denise Brown Bill & Linda Chase Jane Diller & John Stevens Chet & Marlene Drenth Phillip Hofweber John A. & Terri Howrani Ronald & Tamela Jackson Bill & Karen Lorne Fred & Barbara Malpass Bob & Linda Noll Charlene M. Novotny Joe & Robyn Rebec Gary & Mary Ann Roberts Nathan Skop & Lindsey Malpass-Skop Lynn Aldrich Spearing Tom & Marge Teske David & Beth White Barbara Worgess

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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

East Jordan Garden Club P.O. Box 1323, East Jordan Meetings: 1:30 p.m. – 3rd Mon. At the Senior Center (old Middle School) Agnes Clark (536-2163) or Jean Petrie (544-6989) East Jordan Lions Club P.O. Box 845, East Jordan Meetings: 1st & 3rd Mon. At The Jordan Inn

Banks Township Historical Society 6520 Center, Ellsworth, MI 49729 Phone: 231-588-1063 Email: Bergmann Center, Inc. 08855 Martin Rd., P.O. Box 236 Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-9624; Fax: 231-547-1321 Email: Website: Camp Quality Michigan 5 W. Main St. Unit 6, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-2471; Fax: 866-564-7637 Email: Website:

East Jordan Little League P.O. Box 641, East Jordan 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 Eveline Orchards Resort Association 114 N. M-66 Hwy., East Jordan

Char-Em United Way 480 W. Mitchell St., P.O. Box 1701 Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231-487-1006; Fax: 231-487-0795 Email: Website:

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

Charlevoix Area Humane Society 614 Beardsley Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: 231-582-6774 Email: Website:

Good Samaritan Family Services 9746 Main St., P.O. Box 206 Ellsworth, Mi 49729 Phone: 231-588-2208; Fax: 231-588-6184 Email: Website:

East Jordan Ambulance Association P.O. Box 223, East Jordan Phone: 231-536-7881; Fax: 231-536-2785 Website:

Jordan River Action Group P.O. Box 215, East Jordan Phone: 231-675-5489 Email:

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


Jordan River Sportsmen’s Club P.O. Box 332, East Jordan Meetings: 7 p.m. - 4th Thu. Lake Charlevoix Association P.O. Box 294, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: 231-547-3495 Web:

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Leadership Charlevoix County 109 Mason St., Charlevoix, MI 49720 Email: Website:

Pleasant Valley Bible Camp 3606 Wilson Rd, East Jordan Phone: 231-544-6043 Email: Website:

Little Traverse Conservancy 3264 Powell Rd., Harbor Springs, MI 49740 Phone: 231-347-0991; Fax: 231-347-1276 Email: Web:

Rotary Club of East Jordan P.O. Box 195, East Jordan Meetings: Tuesday Lunch - 12:15 Wednesday Happy Hour - 5:15 Check website & FB for meeting locations and other activities -

Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity 8460 M-119, Harbor Springs, MI 49740 Phone: 231-348-6180; Fax: 231-348-6180 Email: Web:

South Arm ORV Email: Website: Meetings 2nd Monday of the Month 7:00 p.m. @ East Jordan Sno-Mobiler’s Club House


The Commission on Aging and the East Jordan Senior Center supports you in becoming an American Classic right here in your Own Community! We work closely with seniors and community collaborators to bring to life as many services, positive opportunities and experiences as possible for our local aging community. These valuable resources and this community relationship is an integral part of what makes East Jordan and Charlevoix County such an attractive place for the aging community today and into the future. We understand that our aging community is not “old” any longer. They have different needs, are at different levels of community participation and interaction and many are not only young at heart….they are young in mind, body and spirt so as the needs of the aging community evolve, we to will also evolve to make sure we are meeting the “seniors” at their need and service level.

there is something for everyone. We serve fresh, homemade and home-styled foods; are a social meeting place for friends and family; host and sponsor educational and fun classes, activities and programs, musical entertainment, and so much more. We also provide home services such as Home Delivered Meals for the home bound, Personal Care for those recovering from an illness or challenge, Homemaking, and Respite Care. All the services supporting seniors at those more challenging times. We also encourage our aging community to get back into the community they love and live in through our Travel Club, Silver Screen Movie Club, Veterans Social and Lunch and other upcoming opportunities. We invite you to visit our center and learn more about what aging looks like today as we are actively changing what aging looks like and feels like in Charlevoix County!

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~ Amy Wieland, Executive Director


Houses of Worship EAST JORDAN COMMUNITY CHURCH Location: 301 Nicholls St Phone: 231-536-2299; Fax: 231-535-2321 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. & EAST JORDAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Location: 201 Fourth Street Clergy: Pastor Kimon Criner Mailing Address: P.O. Box 878 Email: Phone: 231-536-2161 Website: Parsonage: 231-536-7596 Service Time: Sunday 9:00 a.m. JORDAN VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Location: 909 Water Street Phone: 231-350-8301 (after Children’s Moments) Clergy: Craig Pahl, Pastor Sunday School: Sunday 9:45 a.m. Service Time: Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Email: & Wednesday 7:00 p.m. ELLSWORTH WESLEYAN CHURCH Pastor - Silas Doctor Location: 6339 Elm St., P.O. Box 218 Email: Ellsworth, MI 49729 Website: Phone: 231-588-7455 Website: LIGHTHOUSE MISSIONARY CHURCH Email: Location: 7824 Rogers Road Pastor: Chris Wallace Phone: 231-536-2128 Student Ministries Pastor: Scott Hayes Sunday School: Sunday 9:00 a.m. Service Times: Sundays 8:45 & 11:00 a.m. Service Time: Sunday 10:00 a.m. Life Groups: 10:00 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Jim Jordan Encounter Youth: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Associate Pastor: Bart Adams Email: EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Website: Location: 07855 Rogers Road Mailing Address: P.O. Box 497 ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH Phone: 231-536-7566 Location: 207 Nicholls Street Sunday School: Sunday 9:15 a.m. Adults Mailing Address: P.O. Box 379 Service Time: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Phone: 231-536-2934; Fax: 231-536-2988 Email: Mass Times: Memorial Day - Labor Day: Sat 4:00 pm & Sun 11:00 am. Labor Day FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Memorial Day: Sat 6:00 pm & Sunday 9:00 am. Location: 207 Williams Street Father Chet Collins Mailing Address: P.O. Box 341 Phone: 231-536-2941 Service Time: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Email:


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What’s New in Town Socks Kick is a Michigan based company formed by former Rotary Exchange Student Baris Atmaca from Turkey. After visiting East Jordan numerous times over the years with his family the idea of forming a company in Northern Michigan has become a reality. Socks Kick

For the past 35 years his family has manufactured socks and legwear. The company does a full cycle of production; starting from knitting, finishing, packaging, inspecting, marketing and exporting. All of their socks are knitted on authentic vintage machines using only the finest quality yarns made for a superior fit and finish. They provide a refined feel that is immediately noticeable to the touch. The company aims to expand statewide and nationally. Their next step after this will be to move some of the production from Turkey to here to make MADE IN U.S.A. socks. With the support of the community, Socks Kicks expects to expand while increasing local investment and creating jobs.

South Arm ORV Club

1918 Cellars at Castle Farms

Castle Farms now has its own line of wines. This May, the Castle will be opening a Tasting Room which will feature eight wines produced right here in Michigan.

South Arm Café

New Owners CJ & Jessica Cutler Same Great Food Breakfast & Lunch

Formed to educate & promote a safe, family fun environment for the sport of ORV’s through Club activities & public education of the ORV laws of the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources. Rock Paper Modern Hair Salon

2018-2019 Preschool Program

Three- and Four-year Olds Free For All Children East Jordan Elementary School R.S.V.P. 800-443-5518

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New Modern Kevin Murphy Salon Specializing in vivid colors, modern cuts and color techniques. Family Fare Plaza. Call (231) 222-2500


Other Interesting Stuff Ellsworth Community Square

Train Move & Park Plans Since 1961, E.J.&S.R.R. Engine #6 has “lived” in Memorial Park in downtown East Jordan. In early June, however, the nearly 200,000 pound train that dates back to the city’s logging days, was moved to its new location in Sportsman’s Park. This location makes it easier for people to come see it, take pictures and celebrate its history. Moving the train frees up park space and is a first step in the new harbor park plan which a is key element of East Jordan’s downtown economic development.

In 2011, emergency fire crews responded to a blaze at the corner of Center and Main Street in Downtown Ellsworth. The building was considered a complete loss and had to be bulldozed. However, out of the ashes the community had been presented with a wonderful opportunity; a vacant lot in the center of downtown right next to the Township Hall. Once debris was removed and spring had sprung, community members realized how great the space would be for a town square; a place where the community could gather to celebrate events, a place to meet & congregate after town meetings, and a logical space to invest in community assets like public restrooms and an open air pavilion. Photo: Phase I of Community Square Project Ribbon Cutting

GreenLight East Jordan Business Model Competition Congratulations to The 4th GreenLight East Jordan Business Model Comthe 2017 Winners! petition will be held Wednesday, October 10 at Castle Farms. Business ideas or businesses that have been doing 1st Place: business for two years or less are eligible to apply for an South Arm Market opportunity to be one of seven finalists that will give a Kaila Thomas four minute presentation to a panel of five judges and an 2nd Place: audience of over 200 guests. A student business model Hops-n-Props Boat Works competition was added last year. Richard & Rebecca Gotts Businesses must agree to open and/or do business in the Breezeway Communities of East Jordan, Ellsworth, Atwood or Boyne Falls. The top three winners along with the “People’s Choice” winner will receive cash awards to help with startup costs or to “grow” their existing business. Applications will be available on-line and will be due by September 9, 2018. For more info on the competition, contact Mary at the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce.


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3rd Place:

Adventure Sports North Rachel Warnos & Kevin Vrondran People’s Choice:

Hops-n-Props Boat Works Richard & Rebecca Gotts Student Prize Winner:

Kid Kart Vending Aurelius Krumholz

Chamber Checks Need a gift, maybe for someone who is hard to buy for? Chamber Checks are the ideal “shop local” gift that can be used all over town! Available in any denomination at the Chamber Office, 100 Main Street, East Jordan. If you have questions about Chamber Checks, call the Chamber 231-536-7351 or email If you are a Chamber member business have not signed up to accept Chamber Checks, contact the office and get on the list. Don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity!

Crossroads’ New Location! Crossroads Ecumenical Resale Shop recently made a move to a roomier location, one which allows for furniture to be displayed on site and also provides more space for clothing and housewares. Doors opened Feb. 27 at Crossroads’ new site at 6710 M-32 in East Jordan. This former Veterans of Foreign Wars hall, which replaces Crossroads’ Water Street location, is also the new home of the East Jordan Care and Share Food Pantry and The Salvation Army, which has an office on site to assist clients with financial needs.

Smithsonian Museum on Main Street Water/Ways Exhibit at Raven Hill Discovery Center The Michigan Humanities Council (MHC) has named Raven Hill Discovery Center as one of six sites for the Water/Ways statewide exhibit tour for 2018-19. The Council will partner with Raven Hill to present the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibit at the Center from Aug. 11 to Sep. 23, 2018. The community is invited to a special opening of the Water/Ways Exhibit on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 at 4 pm. The exhibit will be open to the public through Sept. 23, 2018. A variety of water-related programs will be presented by Raven Hill and local water, history and arts organizations over the course of the six-week exhibit both at Raven Hill and at other sites in the community. A full calendar of Weekend Events, Evening Speaker Series, Book Talks, Art Exhibits & Displays, Classes & Workshops, and Community Outreach programs are online at This Smithsonian Water/Ways in Michigan Exhibit is a chance to highlight for the communityat-large the importance of northern Michigan’s water as a natural resource to be treasured, as well as water’s historical and cultural importance in this area. This exhibit is FREE to the public. Admission is $10 to Raven Hill hands-on museum, exotic animals and outdoor exhibits. For more information on Water/Ways, call Cheri at 231-536-3369 or email

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Our Classic Award Winners

Citizen of the Year

Matt Kerr

Ambassadors of the Year

Business of the Year

EJ Sno-Mobilers Club

Connie Massey, Alan Kava, Don Massey, Agnes Clark. Missing: Tinker Breakey Happy 50th Anniversary!

Dan & Melanie Bennett

Jordan Valley Outfitters

Renaissance Award

Renaissance Award

Renaissance Award

Thomas Mann & Donna Heeres

Amanda Baker, Russ Peck, Dan Miller, Tom Teske, Marty Carey, Dawn LaVanway, Dave Atkins

Scott Sowers & Greg McCallum

Banks Township Hall Renovation

Spirit Award

The Depot Teen Center

Gary Roberts, Peter Elliott, Brad Carey

East Jordan DDA Relocation of Train

Belle of the Blizzard Lisa Dunson-Richter Winter Knight Conrad Loucks Miss East Jordan 2018 Madilyn Steltzner :: ::

Ellsworth Corner Community Square

Banks Township Citizen of the Year

Hugh Campbell

President Village of Ellsworth


Ellsworth Community Schools Ellsworth Community School has a long and distinguished history of offering 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/staff ratio, all Ellsworth students have access to opportunities that are virtually unheard of in other schools its size, including; free developmental preschool, 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, agriculture, and building trades.

the Center for Michigan. The Center for Michigan also ranked Ellsworth Elementary fifth out of over 600 elementary schools statewide. In 2014, Ellsworth Community School was named a REWARD school by the State of Michigan for outstanding test scores. Ellsworth Middle/High School was awarded the Winners Circle Award from the Michigan Association of School Administrators for innovative school programming for its unique spring term Lancer Leap program. 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 in the area, a gathering place for our community, and a critical component of the community we call Ellsworth.

Ellsworth Community School was named an Academic State Champion by


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Aaron Gaffney Superintendent

East Jordan Public Schools The excitement and Classic American spirit is in the air at East Jordan Public Schools. How does EJPS fit into the “Classic America” mold? By building a foundation with a world class education combined with the small school feel and caring environment that our parents have come to trust. Our goal is to provide our students with experiences that will last a lifetime……and memories to share forever. EJPS comprises a vibrant part of the community and takes its job of educating East Jordan’s youth seriously. We embrace the challenge of blending the many voices of our community who desire schools that deliver a world-class education to all students. It is the goal of East Jordan Public Schools to provide a climate of academic excellence for all students. Our school and community share the vision of empowering students to make wise life choices and become productive citizens and of helping them to realize their dreams by seeing an unfathomed world of possibilities. The School Year promises to be another positive chapter in the storied history of East Jordan, as our students and staff build on our past success while preparing for future accomplishments. Red Devil Pride is at an alltime high, and the future is bright for all. In the classrooms, on stage, and on the field of competition East Jordan students continue to make us proud. We are pleased to boast a wide variety of academic courses, and continue to grow while challenging our students to create, design, build, and apply. Our fine arts programs continue to produce world class artists and opportunities. Red Devil athletic teams have established themselves as a Lake Michigan Conference power and provide experiences that truly set our students apart. There is no doubt that our community should be proud of our kids, and the support that we have received has been much appreciated. Thank you to everyone

who has contributed to making East Jordan a place to be proud of – please continue to be first-hand witnesses to the great things happening in your community! While academic studies and preparation is a primary focus, it is also recognized that in order to prepare our students to be wellrounded, productive members of a community, we must encourage them to take pride in all areas of their growth. Whether through athletics, the arts, community service or simply treating others with respect, East Jordan Pride is a commitment to always doing your best. The phrase “We Are EJ” has also evolved into students recognizing that “I Am EJ,” as they reflect on and are recognized for how they contribute to their communities, go out of their way to benefit others, and push themselves to achieve a higher level of excellence. Through this, our main purpose is to encourage students to take pride in how they represent themselves and how they treat others. We have a tremendous community and a school that is taking strides each day to help our students maximize their potential and accomplish meaningful goals. I am grateful to all those who sacrifice their time, money, and energy to allow our programs to exist and grow. Thank you for your support – we will continue to do our best to make you proud. For those of you who are new to the East Jordan, 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. Let’s share in this adventure together…..and share in the experiences that will last a lifetime!

We are……. EJ!

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“Small School Relationships ... Big School Opportunities!�

State of Michigan - REWARD School

Center for Michigan - Academic State Champs

U.S. News - Best High Schools

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Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District Serving children & communities in Charlevoix, Emmet, and northern Antrim counties. | 231.547.9947


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Ellsworth Community School 9467 Park Street, Ellsworth, MI 49729 (231) 588-2544

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; • Grandparents section in children’s area; • Digital play table for all ages; • Children literacy computers; • Downloadable eBooks, eaudios, music and DVDs for all ages; • MelCat interlibrary loan free to our residents; • Michigan reference databases including Michigan legal forms; • Business resource center to help entrepreneurs; • Digital indexed local newspapers from 1904 to present; • Used book sale room; • Disc cleaning machine to repair CD discs, PS3 & 4, xbox, wii and blu-ray; • Public computers for word processing, resume writing, and internet access; • Wifi and broadband available inside and outside of building. The library also has programs for all ages:

Above: Children’s literacy computer. Below: Summer reading entertainment with Burke kids; Grandparents section.

• 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. Traditional services the library offers:

• Borrowing books, magazines, audio books, videos, DVD’s, large print, reference, and genealogy; • Homepage ( which includes electronic newsletter, readers advisory, etc.; • Public copier, fax, color copier, scan pages to email, displays, community meeting rooms, income tax forms, event brochures, local art displays, and library logo reusable bags. The library is open seven days a week. Check out what your library has to offer at :: ::



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City of East Jordan On behalf of the City Commission, staff and officials, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the City of East Jordan, “Where River, Lake and Friendly People Meet!” Whether you are just passing through, vacationing or relocating to our community, you’ll determine that you’ve made the right choice in East Jordan. Our region is blessed to have the assortment of natural assets which are not typically found in most rural communities. East Jordan is certainly a “year-round playground” that commonly includes biking, hiking, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and several sightseeing opportunities. The city has over 100 acres of parks and recreation facilities that host several events, organized activities, and festivals. Our community’s growth and sustainability is continually being planned and assessed by our local leaders. Our city has made great strides in recent years with both infrastructure and placemaking plans that has resulted in considerable advancements to our city. As you enter our community, you will notice new entryway and way finding signage, which significantly improve guidance toward the city’s destinations.

So, whether you plan a kayaking trip down the Jordan River, a camping adventure at the Tourist Park, or just want to stop in and have a cup of coffee, East Jordan has a little something for everyone! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Tom Cannon City Administrator

In keeping up with the new wayfinding signage theme, a new Elm Pointe sign was installed replacing the old sign which was also damaged.

City Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new Wastewater Treatment Plant location which is now underway. This project would not have been possible without the help and support from USDA Rural Development. We look forward to improving aging infrastructure and becoming more efficent.

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Ellsworth & Atwood Ellsworth, founded in 1881 and incorporated as a village in 1938, is located on the scenic Breezeway and Chain O’ Lakes. If you are seeking a great place to live, retire, or play, Ellsworth is the place. With its park system, waterways, scenic roads, and snowmobile trails, Ellsworth is a great area to take advantage of Michigan’s Natural Resources during the four seasons. The village has just adopted an updated Master Plan and Recreation Plan and is working on becoming a certified Redevelopment Ready Community with MEDC. Ellsworth is also presently doing a feasibility study on a sanitary waste water system. Ellsworth Community Park is located on 4 acres in the heart of the Village of Ellsworth on the west shore of Ellsworth Lake which is part of the Chain O’ Lakes. The Park features Michigan’s largest outdoor public Archery Range, a pavilion, restrooms/multipurpose building, playground area, fishing pier, boat dock, walking paths/observation deck, Labyrinth, and sledding hill. The pavilion is a 50’ X 80’ structure that is used for social gatherings. The Labyrinth is one of if not the largest Labyrinth in the Northern Midwest. The village will be updating some of the pathways to make them more universally acceptable and install an universal kayak/canoe launch. The Community Park is also the site of the Community Pig Roast (see page 13) held the third Saturday in June. The Ellsworth River Park is located on Ellsworth Lake next to the Wooden Shoe Campground. It contains a lovely sandy beach, boat launch, playground, and fishing platforms. It is the starting point of Paddle Antrim (see page 15) held the 2nd weekend after Labor Day. Wooden Shoe Campground overlooks Ellsworth Lake and the Village. It has a great swimming beach, boat launch, pavilion, and good fishing with a fish cleaning station. Wooden Shoe has 45 modern, large sites with water & electricity, free high-speed wireless internet, dump station, on-site 24-hour management, private showers, and restrooms. Camping can be reserved any time. Antrim Creek Natural Area (Atwood): 156 acre parcel in Banks Township. Conservation of the wetlands and sand dunes while allowing enjoyment by the public. Hiking trails and boardwalks allow access to remote areas of the property, with strategically placed benches and overlooks for resting and taking in the beauty. Small boats, kayaks and canoes can be carefully launched via the north entrance. Parking is available at both entrances with outdoor toilets nearby. Banks Township Park (Atwood): One acre, peaceful park overlooking Lake Michigan. Picnic tables, grills, benches and an outdoor toilet with ample room for a volleyball game on the upper level. Access to the beach is via a sloped, grassy path or set of steps. The BEST sunsets!

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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 President / CEO

Shannon Fender Office Manager

Matt Stevenson Chair East Jordan Public Schools

Dan Bennett Vice Chair Jordan Valley Outfitters


• 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


Sharon Gardner Treasurer Jordan River Arts Council

John Hunter EJ

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Roberta Nemecek City of East Jordan

Billie Jo Solgot Individual Member

Creating Entrepreneurial Communities Committee 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 Northern Hub - “Greenlight East Jordan” Administrator of “Energize, Engage, Enhance East Jordan” FIT Program - Community Assessment

Amy Russell Charlevoix State Bank Preferred Waste 2

“They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” - Andy Warhol

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“Off The Cuff” Breakfast/Lunch/Happy Hour Series Business After Hours Annual Chamber Dinner/Auction/Awards Chamber Special Events – Golf Outing, Countywide Business After Hours, Business Expo Committee Participation Ambassador Program Community Updates Business Workshops Sponsor of “State of the Community” Forums for East Jordan & Ellsworth


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 :: ::



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Index of Advertisers

Accommodations Tourist Park Campground ...................................... 14 Wooden Shoe Campground .................................. 14 Accountants / CPAs Hoffman McLane CPA Firm ...................................... 29 Antiques & Home Décor Deer Creek Junk ............................................................. 12 Arts / Crafts / Photography Jordan River Arts Council .......................................... 16 Karen Walker Studio ................................................... 16 Pink Kayak Photography ........................................... 16 Portside Arts Fair .......................................................... 16 Stonehedge Farm & Fiber Mill ................................. 20 Auto - Sales / Service / Repair Fox Charlevoix ............................................................... 26 Murray’s Body Shop ..................................................... 68 Banks Charlevoix State Bank ................................................ 28 Churches First Presbyterian Church ......................................... 56 Lighthouse Missionary Church .............................. 56 Computer Sales & Service Computer Center ........................................................ 56 Economic Development City of EJ - Downtown Development Authority ... 71 Education Char-Em Intermediate School District ................. 60 East Jordan Public Schools ........................................ 62 Ellsworth Community Schools ............................... 60 Jordan Valley District Library ................................... 60 Farm Markets Royal Farms - Farm Market & Winery ........................ 20 Gifts, Clothing, Collectibles Adams Madams ............................................................ 12 Hardware & Lumber Barden Lumber .............................................................. 69 East Jordan True Value ................................................ 69 Health & Senior Services East Jordan Family Health Center ......................... 64 Hall Dental ..................................................................... 64 Maple Ridge Dental ..................................................... 64 Industry / Manufacturing Burnette Foods .............................................................. 20 East Jordan Plastics ...................................................... 20 EJ ........................................................................................ 72

Insurance Agencies / Financial Services Edward Jones ................................................................. 56 Farm Bureau Insurance - Fritzsche Agency ......... 68 The Insurance Shop .................................................... 64 Korthase Flinn ............................................................... 66 Lawn & Garden Equipment Work ‘N Play Shop ........................................................ 68 Organizations Commission on Aging ............................................... 56 Friends of the Jordan River ...................................... 20 Real Estate - For Sale, Rent or Lease Lynda’s Real Estate Service ...................................... 24 Team Roberts (Pat O’Brien) ............................................ 2 Rental Stores Taylor Rental ................................................................ 69 Resale Shops Crossroads Resale Shop ............................................. 56 Good Samaritan Family Services ............................ 56 Retail / Wholesale Socks Kick .................................................................................. 4 Restaurants The Blue Pelican Inn ................................................. 29 Front Porch Café .......................................................... 56 Grey Gables Inn .......................................................... 29 Marty’s Dairy Grille ........................................................ 34 Porter Creek (at Sommerset Pointe) ..................... 28 South Arm Café ........................................................... 35 Recreation / Entertainment The Chief Golf Course ............................................... 29 East Jordan City Marina ........................................... 14 Jordan Valley Outfitters ............................................ 14 Mallard Golf Course & Driving Range .................. 12 Sommerset Pointe Marina ........................................ 28 Swan Valley Marina ..................................................... 14 Wildwood Rush - Zip Line ......................................... 12 Ye Nyne Olde Holles .................................................... 12 Surveyors Ferguson & Chamberlain Assoc. .................................... 69 Waste Disposal Preferred Waste 2 .............................................................. 68 Wedding & Event Venues Castle Farms .................................................................. 26 Sommerset Pointe ...................................................... 28

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, Tom Cannon, Aaron Gaffney, Deana Jerdee, Dawn LaVanway, Cheri Leach, Heather Miller, Matt Stevenson, Karen Walker, Amy Wieland. Contributing Photographers: Heather Outman, Karen Walker, Shannon Fender, Laurie Lesser Hodgson, Mary Faculak, Cheri Leach, Thomas P. Mann ... and Member Websites. East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce 100 Main Street, Suite B • P.O. Box 137 East Jordan, MI 49727 Phone: 231-536-7351 Email: • Website:


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The 2018-2019 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 1, 2018 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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East Jordan 2018-2019 Visitors Guide  

Visitors guide and business directory for East Jordan, Ellsworth and Atwood.

East Jordan 2018-2019 Visitors Guide  

Visitors guide and business directory for East Jordan, Ellsworth and Atwood.