Eyesore no more; Boyne City’s Chapp house demolished

Though there have been years of complaints over the structure, the issue over the Chapp house, located at 204 East St. in Boyne City, officially began on March 16, 2016 when a neighboring property owner filed a complaint of “dangerous structure” with the city. Pictured is the demolition process as it began on Tuesday Nov. 7. Photo by Chris Faulknor

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  • Charlevoix County’s state legislators vote on guns, Coast Guard, ice shanties and more

    MichiganVotes.org, a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, providing concise, non-partisan, plain-English descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. Please visit www.MichiganVotes.org. Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting • Senate Bill 584, Expand concealed pistol “no-carry zone” exemptions: Passed 25 to 12…

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  • Nursing assistant hiring event at McLaren in Petoskey

    McLaren Northern Michigan is hosting a Nursing Assistant Hiring Event on Saturday Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Petoskey cafeteria, located on the floor above the McLaren Northern Michigan main entrance. Nursing assistants, known as Patient Care Technicians (PCT) at McLaren Northern Michigan, provide support by helping patients with physical functions, obtaining vital…

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  • Boyne Valley Catholic Community services

    The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality beginning November 12 th the Thirty First Week in Ordinary Time Activities during the week that begins November 12th include: Second sacramental preparation session (Sunday, November 12th ) at 5:30 pm at St. Matthew. All adults of the parish are encouraged…

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  • Charlevoix County College Sports Digest

    This special feature is produced for the Boyne City Gazette by sportswriter Chris Graber. Following is an in-depth look at how former high school athletes from around Charlevoix County are doing in sports at the college and university level.

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  • Boyne Holiday Guide 2017

    Now you can view and download the 2017 Boyne Holiday Guide a week early!
    This 16-page, full-color magazine has information on everything from Thanksgiving and Christmas church services to Earlier Than The Bird, the big Boyne City Holiday Open House, and so much more.

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  • Hayes Township Camp Sea-Gull fundraiser meeting Nov. 8

    Members of the public, the Hayes Township Parks and Recreation Committee and members of the Board of Trustees will be meeting on Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Hayes Township Hall, 09195 Old US 31 N., Charlevoix to discuss fund raising for the Hayes Township Park Camp Sea-Gull. Please consider joining us for a…

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  • #427 Boyne City Gazette Nov. 1

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features news from the Boyne City Commission, a look at this year’s Tribute Award Winners, reminders on the major choices before Boyne voters in the upcoming general election, and an interview with a former local in the political race for Michigan’s next governor. Plus, we have the local police beat, a look at how your state legislators recently voted, the obituary for Ralph Edward Beyer, public notices and classifieds, and tons of community photos. Be sure to check out the two-page special section for the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo & Taste of Boyne … complete with a map of booths. Also, take a look at our sports photos and stories, students of the week, Boyne’s Quiz Bowl winners, and so much more!

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County election notices

    PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the November 7, 2017 Special Election has been scheduled for Wednesday October 25, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. for the City of Charlevoix, Bay, and Hudson Townships and at 4:00 p.m. for Chandler, Evangeline, Eveline, Marion, and South Arm Townships in the Pine Lake…

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We need God more than ever

    Editor: In the Oct. 11 issue of The Boyne City Gazette, you ask the reader how they would feel if our children were preached about God by a stranger? Well, I certainly approve of the preacher. Who else would preach to them but a stranger? Few parents teach them about God. Even fewer give them…

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  • Boyne City remembers Fr. Francis Partridge

    “When I was in middle school, at the Epiphany, chalk was being handed out after mass. I grabbed a piece and asked Fr. Frank if it had been blessed,” said Matthew Juszczyk, who attended church in Boyne City as a child. “He smiled, performed the sign of the cross over the chalk, and said ‘There, it’s blessed now.’ I still have that little piece of chalk.”
    Deacon Paul Fifer (left) came down from Petoskey to participate in the annual Boyne Falls Polish Festival mass with Father Francis Partridge this past summer. Photo by Chris Faulknor

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  • #426 Boyne City Gazette Oct. 25

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Boyne City Commission Candidate Forum, co-sponsored by the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce and Boyne City Gazette, a unique look at Fr. Francis Partridge with remembrances of community members, an exclusive story on one property owner’s concerns over the safety of cyclists along a portion of the Boyne City to US-31 non-motorized trail, local opinions on Obamacare and God in the schools, a look at what the Boyne City Police Department has been doing, some important public notices which may affect you, info on upcoming events put on by local churches—including nationally renown illusionist and motivational speaker Tom Coverly, an obituary for Anne Thurston, lots of local business news, our big two-page Home Improvement special section, a big list of upcoming local events, many sports stories and photos, and much much more!

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  • Michigan Secretary of State candidate Jocelyn Benson to visit Northern Michigan

    Jocelyn Benson Taking Secretary of State Campaign to Northern Michigan Thursday Benson will outline her 30-Minute Guarantee and plans for election security, better service, holding down fees Democratic Secretary of State (SOS) candidate Jocelyn Benson is heading to Northern Michigan on Thursday to talk about her plan to keep Michigan’s elections secure, hold down fees and end…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Boyne City Commission meeting synopses

    CITY OF BOYNE CITY CITY OF BOYNE CITY CITY COMMISSION minute synopsis May 9, 2017  – Approved the April 25, 2017 City Commission regular meeting minutes; Approved the recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals to reappoint Pat Kubesh to the Zoning Board of Appeals to expire on September 1, 2019; Approved the recommendation from the…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Planning Commission Public Hearing

    Charlevoix County Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing The Charlevoix County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to accept public comment on the Draft Charlevoix County Future Land Use Plan on Thursday November 2, 2017 at 7:15 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Room at the Charlevoix County Building, 203 Antrim Street, Charlevoix, Michigan 49720. Both written…

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  • #425 Boyne City Gazette Oct. 18

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the State of the Community luncheon, this month’s Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education meeting, a preview of the public hearing on potential changes to Hayes Township’s zoning ordinance, a reminder about this week’s Boyne City Commission Candidate Forum, feature stories and photos on numerous items of local interest—from new teachers at Concord Academy Boyne and the Charlevoix County Veteran of the Month, to the big list of local Halloween events and great specials for Boyne City’s Fall Restaurant Week which continues through Sunday. Plus, don’t miss our public notices and classifieds, huge events listing section, sports stories and pictures, and so much more!

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  • MICHIGAN: Local officials say fiscal recovery mixed, but positive

    Overall, the fiscal health of Michigan’s local governments appears to have improved slightly since last year, according to a new survey by University of Michigan researchers. Across the state, 35 percent of the local government leaders surveyed say they’re better able to meet their fiscal needs now than they were last year. That’s up from…

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  • Sen. Gary Peters working to strengthen Michigan defense industry, military

    U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a former Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, yesterday helped pass major defense legislation with over a dozen provisions he authored supporting Michigan’s growing defense industry and boosting America’s military preparedness. The final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)conference report, which sets…

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  • #429 Boyne City Gazette Nov. 15

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on Boyne’s Earlier Than The Bird shopping event, some major cases in the local courts, an effort to fix overreaching zoning language, local opinions, a look at the Boyne City Police’s weekly incident reports, The Charlevoix County Veteran of the Month, public notices and classifieds, many photos from the numerous Veterans Day observances around the area, a big list of upcoming events, school and sports news, community briefs and so much more.

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  • Boyne Valley Garden Club Christmas wreath, garland sale

    Once again it’s time to order your holiday wreaths and garland from the Boyne Valley Garden Club. Their beautiful wreaths are handcrafted of Balsam Fir, White Pine & Cedar. Warm up your home or business with one of these wonderfully fragrant traditional symbols of the holiday season. Or share the joy with friends, families, customers…

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  • Veterans Day events around Charlevoix County

    Boyne City Am Legion The Boyne City American Legion Post 228 will observe Veterans Day on Friday Nov. 10, at the post’s home corner of South Lake and Main streets in Boyne City. The post will open at 10:30 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. The post is observing on Friday to…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE – Boyne City Commission synopses

    CITY OF BOYNE CITYCITY OF BOYNE CITYCITY COMMISSIONminute synopsisAugust 8, 2017  –  Approved the July 25, 2017 City Commission regular meeting minutes; approved to purchase a 2017 demo Fire Tanker Truck from Toyne in the amount of $197,050.Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer CITY OF BOYNE CITYCITY COMMISSIONminute synopsisAugust 29, 2017  –  approve the August 8, 2017…

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  • #428 Boyne City Gazette Nov. 8

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features news on another local with political ambitions, info on Veterans Day observances and events around Charlevoix County, an update on the proposed plan to extend city water service in Boyne, a preview of the upcoming historical presentation regarding Boyne City’s founders, so many community photos—from Halloween to the Boyne Business Expo—guest commentary from Sen. Wayne Schmidt and gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer, lots of court news, a look at how your state legislators voted recently, important public notices, our big Health & Welness section, the Charlevoix County College Sports Digest, and so much more!

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  • 2017 Business Expo and Taste of Boyne

    “It’s our biggest business networking event of the year, and it’s the best way to have over 1,000 people see your business,” said Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ashley Cousens. “It’s the equivalent of having 1,000 people walk through your storefront in one evening.”

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  • OBITUARY: Helen Anne Thurston – March 1, 1923 – Oct. 13, 2017

    Helen Anne Thurston, age 94, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017, in Menomonie, Wisconsin. She was born on March 1, 1923, in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Tracy George Cook and Helen Louise Eisele. Anne graduated from high school in Sylvania, Ohio, in 1941; she enrolled at the Ohio State University in that fall….

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Board synopsis

    CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SYNOPSIS October 11, 2017 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met in the Charlevoix County Commissioners Room on October 11, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. Five Commissioners were present. Excused: Commissioner Joel Evans. Motion approved the agenda as amended, tabling purchase agreement. Motion approved the consent agenda as presented. Motion approved Resolution #17-097,…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: 257-foot tower proposed for Boyne Falls

    Public Notice Tillman Infrastructure, LLC is proposing to build a 257-foot self support tower (280-ft w/appurtenances) located at 5662 US Highway 131, Boyne Falls, MI 49713. Structure coordinates are: (N 45-06-34.93/ 84-53-12.83). The tower is anticipated to have FAA Style E (dual medium intensity) lighting. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR Form…

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  • CHARLEVOIX COUNTY – Public hearing on Hayes Township zoning ordinance

    The Hayes Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Hayes Township Zoning Ordinance beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 24, at the Hayes Township Hall, located at 091954 Old US-31 North, in Charlevoix. The subject Zoning Ordinance amendments are as follows: 1. Article III – Amendment to Section…

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  • Illusionist Tom Coverly hosted by Walloon Lake and East Jordan Community Churches

    Walloon Lake and East Jordan Community Church to host professional comedian, illusionist and motivational speaker, Tom Coverly. Tom Coverly is the most requested motivational entertainer in the U.S., and has entertained celebrities like Jep & Jessica Robertson from “Duck Dynasty,” Amber Montana from “Haunted Hathaway,” and the entire cast and producers from the hit movie…

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  • PETOSKEY: Odawa ribbon-cutting for Victories Square development

    Odawa Economic Development Management, Inc. in conjunction with Geodetic North Investors, LLC (GNI) announce the ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday October 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm for Victories Square in Petoskey. Victories Square represents a unique partnership between OEDMI and GNI through a company that is 51% owned by OEDMI and organized under the laws of the…

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