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    Boyne Thanksgiving & Christmas kickoff

    The holiday season in Boyne City begins with the Boyne Kiwanis Turkey Trot the morning of Thursday Nov. 22 and continues with the Eagles Club’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Then, on Friday Nov. 23, head downtown for the annual Santa parade, community tree-lighting, and local business open house. Be sure to stop by the Coldwell…

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    Cost of a Thanksgiving dinner

    American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 33rd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12, marking the third consecutive year that the overall cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined, and at…

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    Safe holiday cooking reminders

    Local Health Departments across Northern Michigan are teaming up with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide tips and resources for safe food preparation during the Thanksgiving holiday. 

  • Boyne Thanksgiving & Christmas kickoff

    The holiday season in Boyne City begins with the Boyne Kiwanis Turkey Trot the morning of Thursday Nov. 22 and continues with the Eagles Club’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Then, on Friday Nov. 23, head downtown for the annual Santa parade, community tree-lighting, and local business open house. Be sure to stop by the Coldwell…

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  • Safe holiday cooking reminders

    Local Health Departments across Northern Michigan are teaming up with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide tips and resources for safe food preparation during the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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  • Best things to buy on Black Friday

    With 51 percent of American consumers saying that Black Friday no longer offers the best deals of the year, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2018’s Best Things to Buy on Black Friday. WalletHub determined that 14 percent of items offer no savings compared with their pre-Black Friday prices. To find out whether shoppers are really getting the…

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  • Education Trust opens for holiday giving

    The Michigan Education Trust (MET) Board of Directors announced today that the state’s prepaid college tuition program will reopen enrollment on Dec. 1, allowing holiday gift buyers to purchase or contribute toward a child’s 529 prepaid tuition contract and qualify for a deduction on their Michigan tax return. “The reopening of enrollment is perfectly timed,”…

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  • USPS holiday shipping deadlines

    The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver nearly 15 billion pieces of mail and 900 million packages, for a total of nearly 16 billion cheerful deliveries this holiday season – the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. “The Postal Service is ready to deliver for the holiday season. We have increased our operating capacity…

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  • Women’s self-defense training in Charlevoix

    The Charlevoix County Sheriff Office may host free self-defense training for women in Charlevoix County in December. The sheriff office is looking for input to see if there is a need or desire for the class. Class size is yet-to-be determined based on need. Potential date for the training is Dec. 5 or 6. If…

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  • Watch for deer as hunters head out

    Michigan’s firearms deer season has begun and the Insurance Alliance of Michigan (IAM) has a warning to drivers: Be on the lookout for deer. “As hunters head into fields and forests deer will become more active – especially at dawn and dusk. It’s important for drivers to keep their eyes peeled for deer, which can dart out in…

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  • Boyne Christmas project helping area needy

    For 63 years, Boyne Area Community Christmas has helped make Christmas brighter for thousands of children and their families through the generous donations of the community. The committee is gearing up for its 64th year of spreading holiday cheer and lending a helping hand to those in need. If you find yourself able to give,…

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  • Asperger’s and the holidays

    During the holidays, neurotypical parents may have to manage meltdowns of their grown children with Asperger’s or their own dashed hopes for upcoming seasonal events.    

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  • Calley and Gilchrist talk gubernatorial transition

    Lt. Gov. Brian Calley welcomed Lt. Gov.-Elect Garlin Gilchrist II to the Executive Office yesterday afternoon, continuing the collaboration on transition to the next administration. “Serving as Lieutenant Governor during Michigan’s comeback has been the honor of my lifetime and I’m all in on helping the next administration hit the ground running to keep moving…

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  • 2018 Boyne Holiday Guide

    Events info on Earlier Than The Bird, community Thanksgiving dinner and worship opportunities, shopping, school Christmas concerts, the community Christmas kickoff, and much more!

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  • Honor vets on Veterans Day and every day

    The VA, nationwide, is dedicated to serving the needs of 20 million men and women living today who have served in our armed forces. We strive to make every day, Veterans Day.  As Veterans Day approaches this year, we want to extend a special thank you to our dedicated men and women who served our…

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  • Boyne to observe 100th anniversary of WWI end with bell ringing

    At 11 a.m. on Sunday Nov. 11, Boyne City will ring its historic tower clock bell 21 times to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended hostilities in World War I. Boyne City’s bell ringing is being done in conjunction with the worldwide effort to mark this important historic occasion. The remembrance of the…

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  • Charlevoix County Veteran of the Month

    The Veteran of the Month of November, 2018 is Robert “Bob” Duff. Born March 4, 1931 in Petoskey, Michigan. The son of Martin J., and Alice Bunn Duff, Bob attended Boyne Falls Schools until the 8th grade, then having to help his parents on the family farm. He also worked at the Boyne City Tannery,…

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  • Christmas gift collections Nov. 12-19

    This month, sites in the Boyne City area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19. Boyne City families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into fun gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The Samaritan’s Purse…

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  • Boyne area business briefs

    This week’s business briefs include information on conferences, training opportunities, board openings, apprenticeship, and local business expansions. Photo credit pexels.com | rawpixel.com    

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  • Charlevoix County 2018 Election results

    The Tuesday Nov. 6 General Election was one of the biggest ever voting days for Michigan residents as a number of historic measures were decided—among those were the voter-approved Prop 1 which legalizes recreational marijuana, Prop 2 which changes how redistricting is handled, and Prop 3 which deals with voting rights.

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  • Cost of a Thanksgiving dinner

    American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 33rd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12, marking the third consecutive year that the overall cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined, and at…

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  • Busiest airports for Thanksgiving travel

    In an effort to help empower travelers to make more informed decisions when it comes to Thanksgiving 2018 travel plans, Hopper and InsureMyTrip research teams reveal what airports and flights to avoid, the best time to buy, and how the latest data trends can aid travelers when comparing travel insurance benefits. Summary The data revealed the following trends for Thanksgiving…

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  • Drowsy driving causes 100,000 crashes yearly

    The Insurance Alliance of Michigan is encouraging drivers to think twice before getting behind the wheel when they feel sleepy, part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness about tired driving during Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. “Drowsy driving is becoming a serious problem in Michigan and across the country,” said Dyck Van Koevering, general counsel for the Insurance Alliance…

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  • Safe driving tips for Michigan winters

    It’s looking like winter may have arrived to stay for a while here in northern lower Michigan. That makes it a great time to review what drivers should expect during winter storm events and what their responsibilities are for getting to their destinations safely. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Michigan State Police (MSP)…

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  • Helping seniors and caregivers find services

    The Aging & Adult Services Agency (AASA), under the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, announced today the release of a new resource guide, A Guide to Services for Older Adults, that is aimed at helping older adults have better access to local services to help them live at home safely and independently. As people…

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  • Michigan expands ‘Move Over Law’

    Drivers will now be required to slow down and move over when passing emergency, maintenance, and utility vehicles on the road under legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. “This legislation will better protect those responding to emergencies as well as workers on busy roadways,” Snyder said. “My hope by signing this bill is that…

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  • NOTICE – Found items

    Two items left behind at Community Halloween function at Litzenburger Apartments: • Childs Coat • Yeti Beverage cup If they want to call us and describe the items we would really like for them to get back to their owners. They can call at 582-6203.

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  • Great Lakes Coast Guard Center of Expertise passes Senate

    Center of Expertise Would Study Impacts of Oil Spills in Freshwater Environments U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) announced this week passage of a provision he authored to establish a U.S. Coast Guard National Center of Expertise (NCOE) for the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes NCOE would examine the impacts of and develop responses to oil…

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  • Summit to protect Michigan water

    U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, Tuesday Nov. 13, convened a subcommittee field summit in Grand Rapids, MI on contamination from Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). The summit focused on how exposure to these chemicals impacts Michigan communities and will inform potential federal actions…

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  • OBITUARY – Leone Dewing 1913-2018

    Leone Elizabeth Bricker Dewing was born on March 16, 1913 in Petoskey MI to Carolyn and Erwin Chapman. She graduated Petoskey High School in 1931 and went on to marry John Howard Bricker on December 22, 1935. Together they had two children, John and Linda. John Howard preceded her in death in 1976, as well…

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  • Bills favor disabled vets in gov’t contracts

    During National Veterans Small Business Week, U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and John Cornyn (R-TX) today announced bipartisan legislation to help expand the number of infrastructure contracts awarded to small businesses run by veterans with a service-connected disability. The Disabled-Veterans Rebuilding Infrastructure to Vitalize our Economy (DRIVE) Act creates a goal that 5% of the funding authorized in…

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  • Busiest Thanksgiving travel in over a decade expected

    AAA projects more than 1.7 million Michigan residents will journey 50 or more miles from home this Thanksgiving holiday.  This represents the most travelers since 2007 and a nearly 5 percent increase over last year.  This also marks the ninth consecutive year of growth for Thanksgiving travel in the state as more people take to…

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  • Sen. Schmidt constituent hours in Northern Michigan

    State Sen. Wayne Schmidt will hold coffee hours with constituents throughout the 37th Senate District during the month of November. 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 information or to contact…

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  • Free diabetes screening in Boyne City

    The Boyne Valley Lions Club, based in Boyne City, is working with Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital, and MSU Extension Services to provide FREE diabetes screening for the community on World Diabetes Day, Nov. 14 at the Boyne City Hall located at 319 North Lake St. in Boyne City from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Diabetes…

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