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    Boyne school board candidate forum coverage

    In the featured photo: Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Pat Little introduces the four candidates who attended the Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education forum on Tuesday Oct. 9. Photo by Chris Faulknor

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    Boyne City Commission Oct. 9 highlights

    Polio, parking, copper and lead, river safety, and honoring a local officer topped discussion at last week’s Boyne City Commission meeting. The board met on Tuesday Oct. 9 for its regular bi-monthly meeting. Following are the highlights:  

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    #476 Boyne City Gazette Oct. 10

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features a big Fall Food section, two pages of Ramblers Homecoming photos, stories on the parking study, the latest housing forum, Pumpkin Fest, cops and courts, upcoming events, business and classifieds, community news and photos, and so much more!

  • Boyne City Commission Oct. 9 highlights

    Polio, parking, copper and lead, river safety, and honoring a local officer topped discussion at last week’s Boyne City Commission meeting. The board met on Tuesday Oct. 9 for its regular bi-monthly meeting. Following are the highlights:  

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  • NOTICE – Boyne City sewer spill Oct. 5

    Sewer spill Public Notification On Friday October 5th, 2018 at approximately 12:30 pm a contractor boring in a new water main for the city hit a 1 1/2″ inch sewer lead when they were pulling the boring drill back on Woodland and put a crack in a service lead.    

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  • NOTICE – Public Accuracy Test

    PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the November 6, 2018 General Election has been scheduled for all jurisdictions. Please see below for the dates, times, and locations.  

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  • Boyne Valley Catholic Community events

    The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality beginning on October 21st the Twenty Ninth Week in Ordinary Time. Activities during the week that begins October 21st include: Sunday, October 21st: St. Augustine Annual Fall Dinner:  1:00 pm at St. Augustine Church. This year the dinner is…

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  • Networking event features local food businesses

    Celebrate Local Food with the next Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 16 at Petoskey-Bay View Country Club. This is annual event focuses on our local farmers and the great businesses supporting the local food movement in our area. Attend this Business After Hours for amazing locally sourced…

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  • MDOT seeks input on long-range transportation plan

    The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is developing a new state long-range transportation plan (SLRTP), known as Michigan Mobility 2045 (MM 2045), that will establish a vision and priorities for transportation in Michigan for 25 years. MDOT is releasing MM 2045’s Public and Stakeholder Participation Plan (PSPP) and will be accepting comments through Nov. 30. The…

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  • #476 Boyne City Gazette Oct. 10

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features a big Fall Food section, two pages of Ramblers Homecoming photos, stories on the parking study, the latest housing forum, Pumpkin Fest, cops and courts, upcoming events, business and classifieds, community news and photos, and so much more!

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  • Boyne Valley Catholic Community events

    The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality beginning on October 7th the Twenty Seventh Week in Ordinary Time. Activities during the week that begins October 7th include:  Children’s Faith Formation and Youth Ministry – 5:30 pm October 7th at St. Matthew’s Connect:  Our first whole community…

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  • Michigan remains a manufacturing leader

    Manufacturing will be celebrated throughout North America this week, and few other states reflect the proud history and promise of the commercial processes that transform raw materials into products as Michigan, from automotive to information technologies to pharmaceutical industries. This week culminates in Manufacturing today, Friday Oct. 5. In Michigan, there are more than 80 public…

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  • Line 5 to be shut down, replaced

    The state of Michigan and Enbridge Energy today announced an agreement that officials say will lead to safety enhancements along the length of the Line 5 petroleum pipeline crossing the state, permanently shut down the current segment that crosses the Straits of Mackinac and construct a multi-use utility tunnel beneath the Straits. All costs for…

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  • Need help paying for college?

    Michigan families and students looking for help paying for college should save the date for one of MI Student Aid’s financial aid workshops traveling throughout the Lower Peninsula in October, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury). Last month, MI Student Aid’s Outreach Team traveled across the Upper Peninsula, serving nearly 30 high schools…

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  • Michigan lost 143 dairy farms last year

    SUBMITTED BY MICHIGAN FARM BUREAU Aside from a mid-August ground-breaking for a new cheese processing plant in St. Johns, there’s little positive news to share from Michigan’s dairy sector. And even that news comes with a sobering reality – it will be at least two years before that plant is expected to start taking milk….

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  • Supreme Court awards $1.2M to Vet Treatment Courts

    The Michigan Supreme Court announced today that $1.17 million in grants has been awarded to 24 courts statewide to fund the operation of veterans treatment court (VTC) programs during the next fiscal year. Extensive follow-up analysis shows that unemployment among Michigan veterans treatment court graduates was reduced by more than half in Fiscal Year 2017. “Many of…

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  • Majority back shared cost approach to protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp

    A first-of-its-kind public opinion poll shows an overwhelming majority of people who live near the Great Lakes support immediate action to install additional structural protections that can keep Asian carp from moving out of Illinois rivers and into the Great Lakes. The poll – commissioned by the Great Lakes Partnership to Block Asian Carp – is the…

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  • Michigan Senate adopts ‘Buy Nearby Weekend’ resolution

    The Michigan Senate on Wednesday adopted Senate Resolution 186 to name Oct. 5-7, 2018 as Buy Nearby Weekend in the state of Michigan. “The Buy Nearby campaign, which is in its sixth year, is about supporting local business and keeping more dollars in our communities,” said Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, sponsor of SR 186. “Local retailers are responsible for…

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  • Charlevoix’s State Rep. wants stronger pipeline safety standards

    State Rep. Triston Cole’s plan to better protect the Great Lakes by strengthening pipeline safety standards in the Straits of Mackinac was approved today by the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee. Cole, of Mancelona, said the comprehensive plan ensures vessels and utility companies operating in the Straits are accountable to the people of Michigan. “I’m tired…

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  • NOTICE – Register to vote in Charlevoix County

    NOTICE LAST DAY TO REGISTER NOTICE OF LAST DAY OF REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS OF THE FOLLOWING CITY/TOWNSHIP CHARLEVOIX COUNTY, MICHIGAN All electors are hereby given notice that a General Election will be held in the following City/Township on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Electors who wish to vote in the primary must be registered to vote…

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  • NOTICE – Boyne City sewer spill Oct. 12

    Sewer spill Public Notification On Friday October 12th, 2018 at approximately 12:50 pm a sewer line coming out of the strip mall at 500 N. Lake St. backed up and approximately 30 gallons of sewage bubbled up around the manhole cover.    

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  • NOTICE – Charlevoix County Primary Election upcoming

    ELECTION NOTICE NOTICE OF PRIMARY TO THE ELECTORS OF THE FOLLOWING CITIES/TOWNSHIPS CHARLEVOIX COUNTY, MICHIGAN TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 6, 2018 To the qualified electors of the following Cities/Townships notice is hereby given that a General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, for the purpose of electing officials for the following offices:…

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  • Coast Guard enacts Straits ‘no anchor’ zone

    Gov. Rick Snyder yesterday thanked the United States Coast Guard for approving a Straits of Mackinac “no anchor” zone, which builds on measures announced by the governor to add protections and safeguards to Michigan’s waters and the utility infrastructure in the area. “I want to thank the U.S. Coast Guard and Ninth District Commander Rear…

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  • Birding around Little Traverse Bay

    Join Petoskey Audubon President Darrell Lawson, and a Little Traverse Conservancy staff member at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 20 as we caravan our way around Little Traverse Bay in search of migrating birds! Starting in Harbor Springs and ending at East Park in Bay Harbor, we’ll spend about 3 hours looking for geese, ducks, loons,…

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  • Boyne City leaf pickups begin soon

    Boyne City Fall leaf pickup begins on Monday Oct. 15 and will conclude Monday Nov. 12. Leaves will be picked up on Mondays and Fridays only. The City will pick up leaves during the above scheduled dates only. After the scheduled date, citizens will be responsible for their own leaves. Please set bagged leaves curbside any time after…

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  • Helping Northern Michigan businesses retain employees

    A new resource network will help local businesses retain employees. Northwest Michigan Works! has launched the Emmet-Charlevoix Business Resource Network TeamWork NorthWest! This employer driven collaborative is focused on enhanced employee retention, support, and training, and is available to businesses interested in reducing turnover costs. A shared, professional Success Coach offers on-site employee assistance, including…

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  • Stabenow, Peters urge Army Corps to fund Great Lakes projects

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force and Gary Peters, member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, as well as 10 of their colleagues recently led a bipartisan Great Lakes Task Force letter urging the Army Corps of Engineers to allocate and request funding for projects critical to the Great…

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  • Petoskey Audubon program on threats to local waters

    The Oct. 9 Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS) Meeting features Jill Ryan, Executive Director of Freshwater Future. Ryan will present a conversation beginning with interesting facts about the Great Lakes, current and potential threats to all of our waters in the region, solutions to move us beyond those threats, and how Freshwater Future works with thousands of…

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  • Stabenow, Peters urge action to improve dental health for Michigan seniors

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters as well as 26 of their colleagues have called on the Department of Health and Human Services to take action to improve Medicare coverage of medically necessary oral and dental treatment. Providing seniors in Michigan traditional Medicare coverage for medically necessary oral and dental care will improve oral…

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  • MI 105th candidate Frugé criticizes failure to enhance pipeline safety

    On Tuesday Oct. 2, Michigan House Democrats offered a number of amendments to strengthen House Bills 6187 and 6199-6201, which are slated for passage today, Wednesday Oct. 3. Offered amendments included subjecting pipeline spill prevention plans to FOIA, requiring operators to carry insurance sufficient to pay for contingency plans in case of a spill, subjecting all…

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  • CTAC School of Ballet presents Fall for Dance

    “Fall for Dance,” the twelfth annual student-orchestrated performance put on by the Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet, takes place on Sunday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m. at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center. Each fall, the School of Ballet students assemble a one-night production showcasing their abilities in not only dance and performance, but also…

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  • #475 Boyne City Gazette Oct. 3

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the upcoming Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education candidate forum, East Jordan’s State of the Community luncheon, Apple Fest, city commission business, cops & courts, what your state legislators are up to, a look at the life of Brice Voran, public notices which may affect you,…

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  • I-75 tree removal improves safety, reduces maintenance

    Trees along northern Michigan roadways are an important part of the scenery, particularly in the autumn. But when they’re too close to the roadside they can be a maintenance challenge or, a potentially larger concern, a safety hazard. When a vehicle leaves the roadway, for whatever reason, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) strives to…

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  • Boyne Valley Catholic Community offerings

    The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality beginning on September 30th the Twenty Sixth Week in Ordinary Time. Activities during the week that begins September 30th include:  Children’s Faith Formation and Youth Ministry – 5:30 pm September 30 Little Rock Scripture Study:    The group will be…

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  • Michigan unclaimed property website live Oct. 1

    Claiming lost or abandoned property in Michigan is about to get easier after Michigan Unclaimed Property unveils its new, state-of-the-art website on Oct. 1, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. The new website will enable individuals, businesses and other entities to search and file property claims electronically. Additionally, holders of unclaimed property will be…

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  • Michigan launches website for sex assault, abuse victims

    Sexual assault and abuse survivors can now more easily navigate the state of Michigan’s online resources thanks to a new web portal, First Lady Sue Snyder has announced. The website, www.michigan.gov/VOICES4, was announced during the First Lady’s fourth annual Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault summit at Western Michigan University. “Our state has tremendous resources available to connect survivors…

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  • Boyne Gazette features Charlevoix County senior news

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR, PUBLISHER We’ve started something new, and I thought I’d explain exactly what it is and how it benefits you. In cooperation with the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging, we are now including their Senior Hi-Lites newsletter each month. This will give our subscribers and single-copy purchasers access to a wealth of information…

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  • Boyne Police Reports Sept. 3-16

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, September 3, 2018 0142 Suspicious situation in the 400 block of Boyne Ave. 0137 Noise complaint/possible MIP’s in the 300 block of E Division 0632 Someone put barricades up blocking Water St. between…

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