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  • Boyne Gazette serving you for eight years and counting

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR, PUBLISHER Eight years. It’s been eight years since The Boyne City Gazette came into fruition over beers at a picnic table. Talks of community journalism, the need for advertising opportunities for businesses, and a consensus that print is not actually dead flew through the air, and the Gazette was born. Normally, I’d…

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  • BOYNE CITY: Great Lakes Energy will be more than 50% green by early 2018

    Great Lakes Energy announced last week it will achieve a 56 percent carbon-free fuel mix by Jan. 1, 2018. “Carbon free refers to cleaner power generation which means cleaner air and water and healthier communities,” said Bill Scott, Great Lakes Energy President/CEO. “We’re proud to significantly reduce emissions in a way that reinforces our core…

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  • Boyne trails celebration Saturday Aug. 26

    An event has been planned to celebrate Boyne’s trails on Saturday Aug. 26. Here is the schedule: 10 a.m. – Top Of Michigan Mountain Bike Association volunteers will be at the School Forest Trail to guide and talk about the trail. 12 noon – Avalanche Preserve trail dedication and ribbon-cutting. 2 p.m. – TOMMBA volunteers…

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  • Lloyd and Joyce Kelsey of Boyne City celebrate 70 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kelsey of Boyne City are proud to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. Lloyd Kelsey and Joyce Boshart were married on Aug. 2, 1947 at the Lyndon Avenue Free Methodist Church in Flint, Michigan by Rev. Lyle Howison. They have lived in Boyne City since 2000, when he retired from Buick Motors…

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  • Charlevoix County: apply now for home repair loans

    The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development is accepting applications from very low-income families in rural areas for home repair loans. “Though we may not want to think about it, fall weather is not that far away,” said Acting State Director for Michigan Jason Church. “Now is a good time for rural residents to address…

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  • Community makes Northern Michigan hospice gardens thrive

    The gardens at Hiland Cottage of VitalCare Hospice of Little Traverse Bay (HOLTB) are thriving thanks to community contributions and collaborations. Volunteers at HOLTB, including students from the Harbor Springs High School National Honor Society Hospiteen program, have contributed more than 175 hours so far this year planting shrubs and flowers, weeding, and maintaining the…

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  • Charlevoix County’s state senator Schmidt to hold local hours

    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. For more…

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  • Boyne Police logs July 10-16

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, July 10, 2017 1122 Subject calling with questions about where ATV’s can be ridden in town. 1152 Trespass complaint received in the 400 block of Jefferson St 1450 Littering complaint in the 200 block of S Lake…

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  • Charlevoix County Planning Commission meets Aug. 3

    The Charlevoix County Planning Commission will hold their next meeting on Thursday Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Charlevoix County Building, 203 Antrim St., Charlevoix. The meeting is open to the public, and all who are interested are invited to attend. The agenda packet is below.

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  • Flywheelers antique tractor festival July 27-30

    Several new offerings will be added to celebrate the 30th show of the Northern Michigan Antique-Flywheelers Club July 27-30. A tractor drive-in movie, a weekend pass, and a rare 105 year old tractor will be available to enjoy along with tractor parades, a flea market, arts and crafts, and demonstrations. For the first time this…

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  • Boyne Falls Polish Fest Aug. 3-6

    The 43rd Annual Boyne Falls Polish Festival offers numerous attractions—Aug. 3-Aug. 6—which kick off Thursday evening with live oldies music, a car show, carnival and a ‘50s & ‘60s outfit contest! Friday, the fun starts early with the opening of the polka tent at 10 a.m. and Youth Day at 10:30 a.m., which typically features…

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  • Guest commentary on Enbridge Line 5 from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council

    Kristy Beyer, Communications Director with the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council shared this letter on behalf of Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Policy Director Jennifer McKay. The letter gives a brief overview of some of the highest priority areas that need to be rectified in the Alternatives Analysis draft report in order for the final report…

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  • Boyne Police incident reports July 31 – Aug. 6

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, July 31, 2017 0800 Report of lost iPhone 7 0833 Driving complaint from the 900 block of N lake St 1419 Assist Fire Dept on W Court, possible vehicle fire. 1637 Damage to vehicle in the 300…

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  • #417 Boyne City Gazette Aug. 23

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the recent passing of Gordon Lambie, community photos from the Boyne Arts Collective’s retreat and the Boyne Catholic Community Parish Festival. We have an in-depth look at the latest allegations of misuse of the county’s credit by the Charlevoix County Prosecutor Allen Telgenhof. Plus, look for our…

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  • Should public art be by local artists? Boyne officials discuss

    Discussion over plans to install a mosaic sculpture in Peninsula Beach Park raised questions about whose art should be displayed on public property. Boyne City Main Street Executive Director Kelsie King-Duff presented the plan to the Boyne City Commission on Tuesday July 25 and requested approval of the proposed location of the sculpture.    

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  • #416 Boyne City Gazette Aug. 16

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on Great Lakes Energy’s move to provide even more cleaner energy by 2018, a look at a recent discussion over what art should be allowed in public spaces, many community photos of local events, cops and courts info, local opinions, Charlevoix County Veteran of the Month Ralph Kitson Jr., a piece on how your company may be able to get funding to help train new employees, important public notices, our big color home improvement section with tips to get your house ready for the fall, events listings with fun for the whole family, plus available grants, free trees, and an author event at the Boyne District Library.

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  • Boyne City Ramblers football season kickoff celebration

    The community is invited to the first event of the 2017 Boyne City Football season this Saturday, Aug. 12. The Kick-off Classic will be held at the Boyne City High School’s Earl Brotherston Field starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $10 per person and include a tailgate dinner plus entry to the scrimmage and other fun…

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  • Boyne City Police logs July 17-23

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. MONDAY JULY 17, 2017 0937 Report of 2 young kids on the top of the Water Street Mall. 0945 Report of “young people” laying in the grass and on the sidewalk near the river mouth. 1045 Report of…

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  • Boyne Housing Commission report shows agency on the rise

    Despite years of uncertainty and difficulty, the Boyne City Housing Commission has emerged strong and solvent. The Boyne City Housing Commission’s annual report for 2015-2016 was expected to be presented to city officials at the Tuesday Aug. 8 Boyne City Commission meeting. Presented are some of the highlights.    

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  • #415 Boyne City Gazette Aug. 9

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features information on trail celebrations, the Boyne fire department’s fundraiser, car show and observance of the LaFrance’s 100th year, lots of community photos, the Boyne City Housing Commission’s annual report, letters to the editor, the police beat, sidewalk sales, many health and wellness tips in our monthly section, events listings with fun for the whole family, and much more.

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  • Boyne Lifetree Café discusses conflicts between religion and science

    Perceived conflicts between religion and science will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. The program, titled “Science and Religion: Can They Coexist?” features a filmed interview with Brother Guy Consolmagno, a scientist with the Vatican Observatory. “Science is understanding, seeking truth. Religion is truth, seeking understanding,” says Consolmagno. “They…

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  • Charlevoix County Commissioners synopsis July 26, 2017

    CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SYNOPSIS July 26, 2017 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met in the Charlevoix County Commissioners Room on July 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. All Commissioners were present. Motion approved the agenda as presented. Motion approved the consent agenda as presented. Motion approved Resolution #17-070, Grandvue Operating Transfer. Motion approved Resolution #17-071, Grandvue…

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  • Open Space will cost Boyne City $895,000 in local matching funds

    Community reacts to city’s decision not to seek a millage through a vote of the people; most residents supportive BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR Boyne City will use its general fund dollars rather than ask taxpayers for a millage to buy the Open Space property. The Boyne City Commission decided unanimously at its Tuesday July…

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  • Charlevoix and Emmet counties school supplies drive returns

    The extra expenses associated with the start of school each year are difficult for many families. Char-Em United Way (CEUW) is asking the community to collect and donate school supplies to make this school year a successful one for every child. Char-Em United Way will host its annual school supply drive beginning Aug. 14, and…

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  • Charlevoix County clerk and courts filings

    District Court The following cases were recently heard in Charlevoix’s 90th District Court: Zachary Robert Robinson, 23 of Grand Rapids, disorderly person. To pay $350 in fines and costs. Charles Leonard Scherping, 74 of Charlevoix, failure to report an accident. To pay $400 in fines and costs, $222.55 in restitution.  

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  • OPINION: Let those who wish to serve in the military do so

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR, PUBLISHER Transgender individuals in the military has been a hot button topic lately. Everyone seems to have opinion, myself included. Some, understandably, have concerns about people who identify on this basis. Members of the military have expressed views involving their comfort level, for example. The women, for example, are concerned with the…

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  • #414 Boyne City Gazette Aug. 2

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on a plan to bring rain gardens to Camp Sea-Gull, the annual school supplies drive getting started, the Boyne City Commission’s plan to purchase the Boyne Open Space property, local opinions on the plan to use general fund moneys instead of a millage to buy the open space, the latest in cops and courts information, a look at how proposed changes to the state constitution, info on home repair loans, the county’s upcoming senior picnic and health fair, our big car care and buying tips section, lots of events, community photos, and much more!

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  • Boyne Lifetree Café looks at getting unstuck in life

    A proven technique for making difficult life changes will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. “Most people have something in their lives they’d like to change, but they can’t find a way to make the change,” said Lifetree Café national director, Craig Cable. “This Lifetree episode includes a technique that…

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  • Charlevoix Humane Society Woofstock pet and music festival

    The Charlevoix Area Humane Society will host its fourth annual WoofStock Pet and Music Festival from noon to 6 p.m. on Aug. 5. The day will be a full day event to celebrate a wide variety of music in support the North West Michigan Region and the animals we love. This festive fundraiser will be…

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  • Boyne Police logs July 3-9

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. MONDAY JULY 3, 2017 0046 Alarm in the 100 block of E Water St 0124 Suspicious subject on Court St 0226 911 hang up from Ray St. 0338 Alarm in the 100 block of E Water St 0430…

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  • #413 Boyne City Gazette July 26

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on Boyne Falls Polish Festival, Charlevoix Area Humane Society’s Woofstock fundraising event, the Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers Club’s annual four-day festival for the whole family, a catamaran regatta looking for participants, help for three local families looking to buy a home, local opinions, the latest Boyne City Police…

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