• Echocardiography On Wheels ribbon-cutting in Boyne City

    On Thursday Aug. 16, help welcome a new business to town and a new member to the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce. The ribbon-cutting for Echocardiography on Wheels will take place at 5:30 p.m. in its new office space at 120 Water St. in downtown Boyne City. For more details on this company, go online…

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  • OPINION – Michigan must do more to fight cancer

    SUBMITTED BY THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Michigan is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up? A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality. “This report shows…

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  • Majority of Michigan voters support road millages

    Ninety-six percent of the total 168 road millages on the Tuesday Aug. 7 Primary Election ballot were met with a “yes” vote from Michigan residents yesterday, according to the County Road Association of Michigan. Of the 13 county-wide road millages on yesterday’s ballot, 11 were renewals and two were proposed new or additional millages.  One hundred percent of…

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  • Over $149 million in environmental program bonds sold

    State Treasurer Nick Khouri today announced that the state of Michigan successfully sold more than $149 million in General Obligation Environmental Program bonds. The sale came with strong investor interest as 10 underwriters submitted competitive bids to purchase $149.2 million in tax-exempt bonds with maturities ranging from 2027 to 2033. Bank of America Merrill Lynch…

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  • Morgan write-in effort succeeds; moves on to November election

    Matt Morgan, Democratic candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 1st, will represent Democrats on the ballot in November’s general election after an incredibly strong showing in Tuesday’s primary ballot. Unofficial vote counts from 15 counties in the 32-county district indicate there were 15,000-plus write-in votes cast in the Democratic race for Congress; Morgan is the only…

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  • #467 Boyne City Gazette Aug. 8

    Senior picnic and health expo, Sidewalk Sales, Pirate Fest, non-motorized trail, Court of Appeals opines on local drunken road rage case. Plus, local opinion, police news, business and classifieds, tons of local photos and so much more!

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  • OPINION: The not-so-new age of news

    GUEST COMMENTARY BY MITCH MACKAY OF EAST JORDAN THOUGH A BIT MORE REVEALING LATELY, TV news is scripted, predictable, choreographed, dignified, responsible, truthful, and sure, fair and balanced. Rush Limbaugh is given credit for undermining that in radio but it started long ago with broadsides, newsreels, tabloids and similar moving and stationary presentations. With Rush…

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  • U-M students provide free dental care to special needs campers

    Every summer, the campers at Bay Cliff Health Camp gather on the grounds in picturesque Big Bay in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, taking turns around the flagpole, exploring the water and nature—and climbing in the dental exam chair. For three weeks, the kids and students from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry spend…

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  • Provisions supporting Michigan military Ops, Manf., research approved

    The U.S. Senate this week passed major defense legislation that includes provisions authored by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) to support Michigan’s growing defense industry and bolster America’s military readiness. The final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets Department of Defense (DoD) policy for Fiscal Year 2019, now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into…

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  • Michigan governor candidate video interviews

    Reporters from the Detroit Journalism Cooperative sat down with gubernatorial hopefuls for substantive, one-hour interviews on the most pressing issues facing the state. Watch the interviews by candidate or topic at miweek.org This year, Michigan voters will be selecting a new governor, who will be facing important issues that will determine the health and vitality of the…

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  • Michigan governor candidates talk clean energy, economy and Line 5

    A recent Q & A proffered by The Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities garnered opinions from eight Michigan gubernatorial candidates regarding the rapidly expanding clean energy economy and how protection of the Great Lakes are both central to Michigan’s future. SEE THE ATTACHED ANSWER DOCUMENT BELOW To help voters understand how governor candidates intend to…

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  • Boyne City Commission business

    The Boyne City Commission dealt with a number of agenda items at its most recent regular meeting including a look at purchasing a fuel tank for a generator at the wastewater plant, further work on the proposed plan to extend water main service in the city, consideration to approve demolition of a structure under the…

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  • Boyne City High School Class of 1978 reunion

    The Boyne City High School (BCHS) Class of 1978 is holding its 40th High School Reunion on Saturday Aug. 4, at the Pine Lake Lodge, upstairs from the Boyne City Taproom. The time for the event is 3 to 6 p.m., but from 6 p.m. on all alumni of BCHS are invited to join in….

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  • Michigan Supreme Court rules on anti-gerrymandering proposal

    The Michigan Supreme Court, yesterday, upheld a lower court’s decision to keep the anti-gerrymandering proposal on the Nov. 6 ballot in a 4-3 decision. SEE FULL COURT OPINION ATTACHED BELOW Voters Not Politicians, the grassroots, nonpartisan campaign to end the manipulation of voting maps by politicians and put voters in charge of an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission,…

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  • Michaywé Art and Crafts Fair Aug. 10-11

    The Michaywé Art and Crafts Fair is celebrating its 40th anniversary in August with more than 100 artists and exhibitors, special “Kids Zone” children’s activities, and a fun raffle to benefit a local charity. This premier northern-Michigan fair will be held outdoors and indoors — both beneath the trees around the pond, and in event…

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  • Lady sports leagues raise money for breast health

    The Ladies Racquet Sports, Ladies 9 hole golf, and Ladies 18 hole golf leagues at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club hosted the 12th annual Take a Swing at Cancer event on June 19 and 20. Over 65 golfers and 30 tennis players participated to raise money for the Kathleen Jontz Breast Health Fund through McLaren Northern Michigan…

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  • #466 Boyne City Gazette Aug. 1

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on Polish Fest, Boyne City Commission business, school board news, the Portside Arts Fair, cops and courts, lots of business and community news, events photos, and so much more!

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  • Blood drives in Boyne Falls, Boyne City, Petoskey

    As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month. A critical need remains as many regular donors delay giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start. To ensure livesaving treatments remain available for patients…

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  • OBITUARY – Tracy Erwin LaCroix Aug. 5, 1930 – Aug. 2, 2018

    Tracy Erwin LaCroix, of Advance and Livonia, MI died at his Livonia home, surrounded by his family on August 2nd, 2018. He was 88 years old. Tracy Erwin is survived by his loving wife Carroll (Perry) LaCroix of 64 years; children, Tracy LaCroix (Anna Houghton), and Laura Blumberg (James); grandchildren, Krista and Jenika Blumberg; sisters-in-law,…

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  • Boyne City officials discuss goal-setting findings

    Ultimately, the main priorities identified by the commission included remaining financially viable, communicating with the public, looking at the availability of housing, keeping the quality of water high, the local economy, jobs, and the city’s parks and recreation offerings.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR – PirateFest a success

    Editor: Thank-you for making a ten year dream come true! I have peddled the idea of a pirate festival to chambers of commerce, downtown committees, and resorts from Mackinaw to Traverse. I am thrilled that Boyne City, where my career literally began 32 years ago, became the home of this event! The day my long…

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  • Sen. Peters to meet constituents Saturday in Traverse City

    U.S. Senator Gary Peters will hold a community meeting in Traverse City on Saturday Aug. 18 to provide an additional opportunity to hear from constituents. The meeting is open to the public, and staff from Senator Peters’ office will be available to meet with constituents who need help dealing with federal programs and agencies such as…

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  • 10 ways to help special needs students heading back to school

    Heading back to the classroom this fall is exciting, but it can also be a challenging time for families of children with special needs. The Episcopal Center for Children (ECC), a nonprofit organization serving children coping with special needs ages 5-14 in the Washington, DC area since 1895, offers tips to help: Tip #1 –…

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  • Peters tour visits Charlevoix; next stop Traverse City

    U.S. Senator Gary Peters began Day Three of his #RideMI Motorcycle Tour with a visit to the University of Michigan’s Biological Station (UMBS) in Pellston to view their cutting-edge environmental research on issues like climate change, endangered species, and river and wetland restoration. “Michiganders are fortunate to be surrounded by an abundance of natural resources,…

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  • Sen. Schmidt to visit Petoskey, Charlevoix

    37th District Michigan State Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City) will hold coffee hours with constituents throughout the 37th Senate District during the month of August. The senator will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in the district. No appointment is necessary….

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  • Michigan appeals court hears Boyne drunken road rage case

    The Michigan State Court of Appeals recently opined on a local drunken road rage incident that resulted in a vehicle rollover and personal injury. In a July 24 written opinion by court of appeals justices, a lawsuit between plaintiffs Joseph and Julie Beattie versus defendant entities Cincinnati Insurance Company, BC Lanes, and James Joseph Anderson…

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  • OPINION – What’s going on around here?

    BY MITCH MACKAY OF EAST JORDAN The peripatetic garden of Aristotle focused on spreading the word and the word back then was anagnorisis, making known what’s going on around here. Everybody’s full of it. Nobody really knows what s/he’s doing. Or they’re doing in-vernacularly. Let’s say they don’t know what they’re doing. I’m not targeted by the NKVD, KGB…

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  • MI Sen. Peters motorcycle tour will visit Charlevoix

    U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) has announced his third annual #RideMI Motorcycle Tour that will take him through the Bay Region and Northern Michigan. Peters, an avid motorcycle rider, will be making stops in twelve counties over the course of the five-day tour. On day three of the trip, Aug. 8, Peters will visit Charlevoix County….

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  • Aug. 7 election reminder; sample ballots at michigan.gov/vote

    Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is reminding eligible voters to cast ballots in the state’s primary on Tuesday, Aug. 7. “In this election you are choosing candidates for federal, state and local offices, including governor, congressional seats and state House and Senate offices,” Johnson said. “Please take a few moments to cast a ballot…

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  • MDOT modernizes Mi Drive site for motorists

    The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has launched its newly designed Mi Drive construction and traffic information website. With motorists in mind, the streamlined Mi Drive website makes it even easier to view traffic cameras and speeds, locate incidents, and search construction projects – helping motorists know before they go. Inside the new Mi Drive website, motorists…

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  • Boyne Expo registration now open

    Registration is now open for the Boyne Chamber’s 10th Annual Business Expo and Taste of Boyne. Don’t delay, because priority booth selection is determined by the order in which exhibitors register and pay for their space! The Expo will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 30, in the Civic Center at Boyne…

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  • Michigan tax-foreclosed property auctions

    More than 250 tax-foreclosed properties in eight Michigan counties will be offered at public auctions between Aug. 1 and Aug. 28, 2018, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Branch, Clinton, Iosco, Keweenaw, Livingston, Luce, Mecosta and Shiawassee counties have chosen to use the state of Michigan as their foreclosing governmental unit. The residential and commercial…

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  • Boyne Catholic Community events

    The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality beginning on August 5th the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Activities during the week that begins August 5th include:  Annual Sunday Celebration of Mass in the Tent:   Join us as we celebrate Mass on Sunday August 5th in the…

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  • Charlevoix County Planning meeting cancelled

    The Charlevoix County Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 2 has been cancelled due to lack of a quorum. The next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 6 in the Commissioner Room at the Charlevoix County Building, 203 Antrim St., Charlevoix. If you have any questions, please contact the Parks & Planning Department at (231) 547-7234 or planning@charlevoixcounty.org.

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