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    Boyne City special meeting results

    The Boyne City Commission held a special meeting on Friday Dec. 7 to consider two pressing agenda items. Commissioners approved a date change for the December Board of Review session; and they also approved Tim Faas as new Boyne City Department of Public Works Director to replace Andy Kovolski, who left, says the city, “to…

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    Top Eddie Essay contest entries

    Subscribers can log in to see all the top Boyne City Kiwanis Club Eddie Essays from this year’s winter contest.
    Or, pick up a copy of this week’s Boyne City Gazette!

  • Bergman statement on tunnel agreement

    Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law this week to create the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA), which will oversee construction and operation of a tunnel in bedrock beneath the waters of the Straits of Mackinac. Charlevoix County’s Congressional representative Jack Bergman released the following statement: “I applaud Governor Snyder, along with State House and…

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  • Sign up for NCMC community classes

    North Central Michigan College’s Student and Community Resource Center offers a number of courses to the community this winter including aerobics, theater, karate, weaving, exercise for senior citizens, and more. These non-credit classes are available for all skill levels.  

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  • Still time to help Boyne Christmas project

    The Boyne Area Community Christmas project is still taking donations of non-perishable foods, new unwrapped toys, games or books, and monetary gifts. You can send checks payable to: Boyne Area Community Christmas, Treasurer, Eleanor West 915 Robinson St., #15 Boyne City, MI 49712 All other donations can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2…

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  • Boyne Area Business Briefs

    North Harbor North Harbor Christie’s International Real Estate will host the Boyne Chamber’s Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 13 at 104 South Lake St. There is no charge for admission or refreshments.

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  • Community Mental Health new toll-free number

    Community Mental Health Toll-free number for Access to Services 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday is (877) 470-7130. TTY/TDD: dial 711 Beginning Jan. 2, 2019, persons wishing to access services and supports at North Country Community Mental Health should contact 1-877-470-7130. “Access calls were previously handled by another company. Bringing this function in-house…

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  • Boyne City special meeting results

    The Boyne City Commission held a special meeting on Friday Dec. 7 to consider two pressing agenda items. Commissioners approved a date change for the December Board of Review session; and they also approved Tim Faas as new Boyne City Department of Public Works Director to replace Andy Kovolski, who left, says the city, “to…

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  • NCMC free farming workshops

    North Central Michigan College will be hosting a number of free farming workshops this winter on subjects including vineyards and wine, efficient farming, cutting waste, and more!    

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  • OPINION: DOL ending print ads will make jobs harder to find

    By David Chavern, President & CEO, News Media Alliance Print newspapers are still the primary way that tens of millions of Americans receive information about their communities and the world. They are also the way that many people find out about job opportunities. While we assume that everyone has an internet connection, the fact is…

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  • OPINION – Stop the tunnel

    Your Voice is Needed to Stop a Rushed Tunnel in the Straits! The Senate passed a substitute version of Senate Bill 1197 to authorize a utility tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac. While the bill now creates a new Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority, the Corridor Authority Board must report to the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA)….

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  • OPINION: Central government key from Charlevoix to D.C.

    BY MITCH MACKAY OF EAST JORDAN WASHINGTON DC IS NOT CENTRAL, not by 1253 miles from Wichita, Kansas.  Neither is Philadelphia, the original point of central government. Chesapeake Bay, which was the original drop off point of slaves from Africa, is very contiguous to Washington, DC. The location seems more than slightly inconvenient and improper…

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  • NOTICE – Hayes Board of Review

    Public Notice December Board of Review HAYES TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING The Hayes Township Board of Review will meet at the Hayes Township Hall, 09195 N Old US 31, Charlevoix on December 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. to correct errors or mutual mistakes of fact, or act on principal residence exemptions. Ron…

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  • MDOT keeping most rest areas open year-round

    The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will keep nearly all of the state’s 77 rest areas open this winter to maintain the convenience and safety they provide to motorists, but will again close five seasonal areas beginning today. “Many travelers look to our network of rest areas for a safe stopping point on their travels,…

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  • Volunteers needed to pack Christmas boxes

    Volunteers are needed to set up and pack Christmas boxes for Boyne Area Community Christmas. Please join us at the Boyne City Early Education Building (old Middle School) gym beginning each day at 10 a.m. and working until done. The more volunteers we have the earlier we will be done each day. Wed. Dec. 19…

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  • Sen. Peters working to attract, retain quality workers

    U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) recently introduced legislation to help attract recent graduates to communities that have experienced population loss or have high poverty rates. The bipartisan bill will help expand post-graduation scholarships, which are grants awarded by community foundations to recent graduates to pay down their student debt if…

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  • Ann Arbor, East Lansing among Best Sports Cities

    With the College Football Playoff selection committee to release its final Top 25 ranking on Dec. 2 and the North American sports industry expected to pull in nearly $69.3 billion this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best Sports Cities as well as accompanying videos. To determine the cities where the game is…

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  • OPINION – Constitutional quandary; Star Trek style

    GUEST COMMENTARY BY MITCH MACKAY OF EAST JORDAN BRIDGE, WE HAVE A PROBLEM. The USS Enterprise is under attack. By the USS Constitution. Yes, you heard me right. We are being attacked by ourselves. Cap’n, this is unprecedented. Well, Number One, get me a detailed rundown of the problem as soon as possible and we’ll…

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