In The News
September 19, 2018 - Boyne area high school sports
September 19, 2018 - Waterpaw wins Aquascape Conservationist Award
September 19, 2018 - LETTERS – Devastation at Camp Sea-Gull?
September 19, 2018 - Celebrate the life of Boyne City’s Roni Fish
September 19, 2018 - Boyne City Commission meeting highlights
September 19, 2018 - Study says Medicaid expansion boosted financial health of low-income Michiganders
September 18, 2018 - #473 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 19
September 17, 2018 - Boyne police investigating church graffiti
September 17, 2018 - Gov. Snyder says foreign investment key to Michigan success
September 17, 2018 - Healthy Michigan waiver hoped to protect local healthcare
September 16, 2018 - U.S. Senate passes bill to update Great Lakes Environmental Sensitivity Index Maps
September 16, 2018 - Michigan Supreme Court October oral arguments
September 13, 2018 - Grant supports mental health tech in Michigan
September 12, 2018 - Michigan’s new way to explore 545,000 career openings
September 12, 2018 - Steps to safeguard your property during Boyne City sewer cleaning project
September 12, 2018 - UPDATE: Boyne water main still under repair
September 12, 2018 - Boyne woman part of ArtPrize; day trip planned to Grand Rapids
September 12, 2018 - Boyne City goals, parking, statue discussed
September 12, 2018 - Michigan’s new anti-fraud unit in Dept. of Insurance and Financial Services
September 12, 2018 - Cole lauds Boyne on being named Great American Main Street semifinalist

EVENTS: Lots to do across Charlevoix County

June 15
Senior Center Dinner
Boyne Area Senior Center is located at 411 Division St. in Boyne City.
Wednesday evening dinner served from 5pm to 6pm on June 15. Meatloaf dinner with homemade soup & salad bar and a 50/50 Drawing. There will be a Father’s Day celebration and music provided by Adolf Cruik from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Suggested donation over 60 $3, under 60 $6

June 15 – Aug. 31
Outdoor Movies
Movies in the Park will be held this summer in the Village Green Park in Walloon Lake Village. Movies start 20 minutes after sunset and can be watched from the park’s lawn or from your boat. Tune in your boat radio to listen for sound. For more information call Hotel Walloon at (231) 535-5000.
June 15 – Field of Dreams
June 22 – UP
June 29 – Father of the Bride
July 6 – Finding Nemo
July 13 – Back to the Future
July 20 – Frozen
July 27 – The Little Rascals
August 3 – Pirates of the Caribbean- Curse of the Black Pearl
August 10 – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
August 17 – The Wizard of Oz
August 24 – Despicable Me
August 31 – ET

June 17
Free paddle in Ellsworth
Paddle Antrim invites all paddlers to join them Friday June 17 for their first evening paddle, part of the Ellsworth Pig Roast Celebration.
This relaxed, hour-long paddle will travel down the calm waters of Ellsworth Lake. All types of paddlers are welcome – canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards. All paddlers must bring their own paddle craft and life vest. All ages are welcome but those under 18 must be accompanied by their parent/guardian out on the water.
No registration is required. To participate, meet at River Park (Bridge St/Rushton Rd in Ellsworth) on June 17 at 7 p.m. More info at www.paddleantrim.com

June 18
Camp Sea-Gull Clean-up
Charlevoix County’s Hayes Township is seeking volunteers to help cleaning at the Hayes Township Park Camp Sea-Gull.
The cleaning at the park will take place Saturday June 18, beginning at 9 a.m. Park Camp Sea-Gull is located at 08580 Boyne City Road, Charlevoix.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome and are free to give whatever time they can spare.
Volunteer activities include raking leaves, trimming, clean-up of branches and tearing down a wood fence. Volunteers will also remove the cafeteria stage and all items left in the cafeteria building and clean the cafeteria and bathrooms.
To volunteer or for additional information, please contact Hayes Township Clerk Marlene Golovich by phone (231) 547-6961 or email clerk@hayestownshipmi.gov.

June 20
St. Matthew Blood Drive
Noon-5:45 pm at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Lunch is provided at this blood drive.
For info or appointment go to redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: Boyne City or call 800-REDCROSS

June 20
Monday Study Club
The Monday Study Club of Boyne City will conclude its Spring schedule with a celebration luncheon at the Boyne Mountain Beach House Tea Room on Monday, June 20, at noon. Hostesses are Sharon LeBuda and Lu Newmann, Club meetings will resume in September.
More info by contacting Club President Barbara Hancock at 582-0527.

June 20
Meet Rep. Triston Cole
State Representative Triston Cole invites residents of the 105th House District to meet with him locally during district office hours this spring to discuss important state and local issues of interest. He will be available to meet with Northern Michigan residents on Monday, June 20, at Royal Farms, 10445 US-31 in Ellsworth, from 11 a.m. to Noon Those unable to attend district office hours can contact the representative by e-mail at TristonCole@house.mi.gov or by calling 1-(855)-DIST-105.

June 22 – Aug. 17
Evenings at the Gazebo
Here is the full Evenings at the Gazebo schedule for the summer:
June 22 – Awesome Distraction – Young acoustic trio from Manistee, playing country/folk, soft rock, progressive bluegrass. Website.
June 29 – Roma Ransom – Instrumental duo from Colorado Springs who play “eclectic bohemian world psych folk”
July 6 – Up North Vocal Institute – Young opera singers
July 13 – Horton Creek – Northern Michigan’s favorite bluegrass band
July 20 – Rachel B – Soulful pop. Fun, sassy, and loved by all ages
July 27 – Olivia Millerschin – Top 4 on America’s Got Talent; 20-year-old phenom from Rochester MI
Aug. 3 – Project 6 – Scarkazm rockers play acoustic favorites from the 70’s through today
Aug. 10 – Full Circle – Classic rock with strong vocal harmonies
Aug. 17 – Trombones Plus with Ali Ryerson – Brass band with world-renowned jazz flutist
Call The Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce at 582-6222 for more info.

June 22
Cvx County Dems Dinner Mtg
The Charlevoix County Democratic Party will hold a General Membership Kick Off To The Campaign dinner meeting on Wednesday June 22. To RSVP or for more info, e-mail democrats.charlevoix@gmail.com or call (231) 753-8411.

June 22 – Aug. 31
Social Skills Group
The McLaren Northern Michigan Outpatient Therapies Department is offering a Social Skills Group program on Wednesdays, June 22-August 31, from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
The 11-week program is for children 9-15 years old who struggle with communication, self-esteem, coordination, balance, and expression of emotions. This fun-filled program will include games and activities to help build a child’s social skills in a safe environment.
The Social Skills program is held at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center at 820 Arlington Avenue in Petoskey. Cost is $100. Scholarships are available thanks to generous donors through the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. For more information or to register call (231) 487-7486. Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 15.
For information on services available at McLaren Northern Michigan, please call (800) 248-6777 or online at northernhealth.org.

June 23 kickoff
Kids Healthy cooking workshop
The Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Wellness Workshop will be offering a free kids’ cooking class on Thursday mornings throughout the summer, starting June 23. The Wellness Workshop is located at 411 Bridge St. in Charlevoix.
The classes will teach children and young adults to prepare a nutritious breakfast, mid-morning snack, or energy-packed lunch using fresh foods. Interested students, grades 4th through 7th, can come and choose from fresh produce and foods at the Charlevoix Farmer’s Market just across the street from the Workshop, and then return to the Wellness Workshop to prepare a fresh, nutrient-packed recipe.
Basic fundamental kitchen skills such as chopping, measuring, mixing, working cleanly and safely while following recipes will be introduced. Students will also begin to learn why what we choose to eat does matter in maintaining us physically and mentally.
Classes will be held on Thursday mornings from 8:30 am to 11:30 am with pre-registration for each class required. Register for one or several classes, but each class size is limited to eight students, so register early.
Call the Wellness Workshop at 231-437-3482 to register or if you have questions.

Reserve Seats now for June 23
Fashion Show fundraiser
Charlevoix Area Community Pool officials are planning a NOMI-style fashion show featuring the latest Northern Michigan styles. NOMI Style will include a runway, shopping, seated lunch, silent auction and many fantastic raffle items. The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 23 at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club’s Lange Center. More info at charlevoixpool.org or make your reservation by calling (231) 547-0982.

June 26
Worship with Heath McNease
Sunday, June 26th at 4:00pm.
All proceeds by voluntary donation will go towards camp scholarships for the youth.
Heath McNease primarily does Christian hip-hop, but has also released several albums with folk music and one that was influenced by the writings of C.S. Lewis.
The concert will be held at the Boyne Falls United Methodist Church, 3057 Mill Street, Boyne Falls. For more information, call 231-459-5618

Summer Library Events
The Boyne District Library is gearing up for Summer Reading! The library’s website (www.boynelibrary.org) is full of information about our summer activities.
The Outdoor Adventure Club for kids in grades 2-5 will meet on Wednesdays in July (registration required).
The library will host special performances for kids of all ages on Thursdays, beginning June 30th with storytelling for kids and an improv workshop for tweens and teens presented by Story Be Told. We will wrap up with a circus workshop for children ages 4 and up on August 4th with Cirque AmongUs (registration required for this program). Our Summer Reading Challenge this year is for kids of all ages to read (or be read to) for 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Every child who participates will earn a prize. The Challenge begins June 27th and ends Aug. 10.

Hayes Twnp Camp Sea-Gull
Summer Activities
• Sunday Family Funday
Sundays from 6-8:30 p.m. continuing through the month of August. People of all ages are invited for a night of community gathering and fun.
They can participate in child friendly large group games like kickball or Ultimate Frisbee in the game field or bring a chair, a picnic dinner, invite friends and family for fun and fellowship at Charlevoix’s best community gathering spot.

• Adam’s Camp Coffee and Conservation
Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. began June 6 and continuing through the month of August. Visitors meet Adam at the camp host’s cabin to get a cup of coffee and take it to the shore of Lake Charlevoix to relax and discuss park projects, ideas and suggestions. Coffee is provided.

• Playful Playdate at the Park
Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. beginning June 8 and continuing through the month of August. Parents and children meet at the camp host’s cabin and Christine will lead a morning of fun for children of all ages and their caregivers. Adults can connect while the children enjoy the Park’s natural playground.

Special Events
• Wednesday Walkabout- Featured experts reveal Park Camp Sea-Gull’s many hidden gems-Times and Locations vary with each topic
• Wednesday June 22 from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. Wednesday Walkabout: Join Anne Kantola from Hayes Township and Ty Radcliff from the Little Traverse Conservancy to discuss the “Acquisition History of Park Camp Sea-Gull. Learn how it became possible for all of us to enjoy this beautiful park and its wonderful possibilities.

Wednesday July 6 from 10 a.m to 12:00 p.m Wednesday Walkabout: Join Derek Shiels from the Little Traverse Conservancy for a wonderful walk to discover the “Wildflowers of Wet Shores and Wetlands of Park Camp Sea-Gull”. Bring sturdy shoes or boots. Meet at the waterfront.

Wednesday July 13 from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Wednesday Walkabout with kayak guide Wayne Blomberg from Ryde Marine. Bring a kayak or try out a new one. Bring life jacket, appropriate clothing, and your dinner in a waterproof bag. Meet at the waterfront. Alternate date July 20th. Contact Wayne Blomberg for questions 347-8273.

Special Classes
• Saturday June 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Beginner Yoga at Park Camp Sea-Gull: Join Instructor Marrietta Bell for a refreshing yoga class.
Check the Hayes Township web site www.hayestownshipmi.gov for dates of more classes and contact instructor for more details at 231-675-6890 or email simplylightyoga@live.com

• Saturday July 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Beginner Yoga at Park Camp Sea-Gull: Join Instructor Marrietta Bell for a refreshing yoga class. Check the Hayes Township web site www.hayestownshipmi.gov for dates of more classes and contact instructor for more details at 231-675-6890 or email simplylightyoga@live.com

• Tuesdays beginning June 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hatha Yoga at Park Camp Sea-Gull: Join instructor Cheryl Jacobs for Hatha Easy Flowing Yoga. All experience levels welcome. Check the Hayes Township web site www.hayestownshipmi.gov for dates of more classes and contact instructor for more details at 231-675-1702.

• Thursdays beginning June 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Beginner Yoga at Park Camp Sea-Gull: Join Instructor Marrietta Bell for a refreshing yoga class. Also Thursday June 30 and July 14.Check the Hayes Township web site www.hayestownshipmi.gov for additional dates of more classes and contact instructor for more details at 231-675-6890 or e-mail simplylightyoga@live.com

• Thursday June 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Beginner Yoga at Park Camp Sea-Gull: Join Instructor Marrietta Bell for a refreshing yoga class. Also Thursday July 14. Check the Hayes Township web site www.hayestownshipmi.gov for additional dates of more classes and contact instructor for more details at 231-675-6890 or email simplylightyoga@live.com

• Thursday July 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Beginner Yoga at Park Camp Sea-Gull: Join Instructor Marrietta Bell for a refreshing yoga class. Check the Hayes Township web site www.hayestownshipmi.gov for additional dates of more classes and contact instructor for more details at 675-6890 or e-mail simplylightyoga@live.com

Bereavement & Loss Support
All resources are free of charge and open the to community for any type of loss.
• Butterflies in the sand
Monthly Adult Grief Support Groups
Once a Month at Various locations
Facilitated by Rev. David Behling at the First Baptist Church in Charlevoix. Please call to register of for more information (231) 547-7659.
Every 3rd Monday at @ 1pm
Facilitated by Rev. David Behling at Independence Village in Petoskey. Please call to register of for more information (231) 547-7659.
• Spring Special “Journey Through Grief” Program
Thursdays, Now-May 12 at @ 6:30pm – 8p
Facilitated by Rev. David Behling at the First Baptist Church in Charlevoix. Please call to register of for more information (231) 547-7659.
• Summer Special “Journey Through Grief” Program
Tuesdays, August 2-23 at @ 6:00pm – 7:30p
Facilitated by Rev. David Behling at the Greenwood Cemetery Community Room, Petoskey. Please call to register of for more information (231) 547-7659.
• Fall Special “Journey Through Grief” Program
Thursdays, October 6-27 at @ 6:30pm – 8p
Facilitated by Rev. David Behling at the First Baptist Church in Charlevoix. Please call to register of for more information (231) 547-7659.
• Monthly Teen Grief Support Group
Every 2nd Sunday
Facilitated by Rev. David Behling at the First Baptist Church in Charlevoix. Please call to register of for more information (231) 547-7659*.
*Preregistration and parental consent for participation are required.

ONGOING EVENTS
Boyne Food Pantry
Good Neighbors Food Pantry in Boyne City has extended its hours. The food pantry is now open from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday. More info at (231) 497-8677 or e-mail them at goodneighborsboyne@gmail.com. The food pantry is located at 624 State St. in Boyne City. Donations may be sent to Good Neighbors Food Pantry, PO Box 35, Boyne City, MI 49712.

AMERICAN LEGION Bingo
Tuesday Bingo Game – Boyne City American Legion 302 South Lake St. 582-7811. Come join your friends and neighbors for an inexpensive, and maybe profitable, evening of fun, entertainment and relaxation. Play 28 games with 40 Bingos. All you need is a dobber, glue, and a plastic mat as you play all paper plus Michigan progressive jackpot. The start time 5:30 p.m.; Done around 9:15 p.m.

Chair yoga
Charlevoix Area Hospital is hosting free chair yoga classes from 11:00-11:30am every Tuesday and Thursday at the Senior Center located at 6906 Norwood Street in Charlevoix. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and no appointment is necessary. Please call the Charlevoix Senior Center’s administrative office at (231) 237-0103 for further information.

Senior Dinners
The Boyne Area Senior Center will begin serving Wednesday evening dinners from 5 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday. This is instead of the Wednesday lunch at the center; but, lunches continue Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. In addition to dinner there will be live entertainment, and a 50/50 drawing.
Suggested donation is $3 for those age 60 and over or $$6 under 60. The Senior Center is located at 411 Divistion St. in Boyne City

FRIENDS OF THE JORDAN
Board Meetings, 3rd Thursday every month, 6:30 – 9 PM, Jordan River Watershed Center. Members & public welcome.

Red Cross Needs Donors
For information on how you can make a difference this season, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Free mammograms
McLaren Hospital Foundation and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan are partnering to offer free mammograms, not just in Oct., but year-round. If you are or know a female, age 40 – 64, who is under-insured or without health insurance, call (866) 487-3100 to schedule an appointment.

Quilters wanted
The quilting group at VitalCare Hospice of Little Traverse Bay (HOLTB), of McLaren Northern Michigan, invites novice to veteran quilters to help make quilts for hospice patients.
The HOLTB quilting group meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m. – noon from October until May at Hiland Cottage.
Come have fun and unite in wonderful camaraderie.
For more information on how you can volunteer, please call Barb Postelnick (231) 347-0798 or Mary Putters (231) 347-7931. Hiland cottage is located at One Hiland Drive in Petoskey.

Loss Support Group
Grief and Loss Support Group 3rd Thursday of every month 1-2:30 p.m. Friendship Center of Emmet County -Library 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group 2nd Monday 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hospice of Little Traverse Bay One Hiland Drive, Petoskey (231) 487-4285.

Survivors of suicide group
Suicide prevention and awareness efforts are underway in the form of a Survivors of Suicide (SOS) group that meets monthly in both Boyne City and Petoskey. Following are meeting times and locations:
Boyne Area SOS (Survivors of Suicide Group)
1st Wed of each month
6:30 to 8:00 PM
Boyne Area Senior Center conference room
At 411 East Division St. Boyne City
For information call 231-487-4825.
Petoskey Area SOS
2nd Tuesday of each month
6:00 to 7:30 PM
Vital Care Hospice Hiland House
1 Hiland House Drive, Petoskey
Call 231-487-4825
If you have endured the loss of a loved one or close friend and would like to either be involved for personal encouragement, and/or support others needing encouragement then please contact:
Janet Shepherd at jrfshepherd@charter.net, Jamie Woodall at Jamie@genesiswired.com, Marilyn Cleary at marilynkcleary@gmail.com and Lisa Clavier at lisaclavier@hotmail.com. Contact an SOS team member to learn more.

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