• Boyne City Police warn fireworks users to obey laws, ordinances

    The Boyne City Police Department would like to remind residents and visitors that Boyne City has a fireworks ordinance that spells out when Fireworks may be used. “Consumer Fireworks” which are defined as firework devices designed to produce visible and/or audible effects by combustion, are only allowed to be used on the day before a…

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  • Boyne City Independence Day celebration July 3-4

    Boyne City celebrates Independence Day this year on Monday July 3 and Tuesday July 4 with the area’s biggest and best family fun. The two days of fun include the Waterside Arts & Crafts Show and Inflatable Alley and a Boyne City schools all-class reunion. The fun continues with the Independence Day Run, breakfast at…

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  • Boyne’s Don Lockman inducted to Michigan Outdoor Hall of Fame

    BY RICK FOWLER, SPECIAL TO THE BOYNE CITY GAZETTE The Michigan Outdoor Writers Association (MOWA) in partnership with the DNR dedicated a new wing at the Carl T. Johnson facility in Cadillac on June 17. This event was to welcome in the first class of individuals (and one company) to the Michigan Outdoor Hall of…

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  • Majesty and mystery of nature at Boyne’s Lifetree Café

    Mankind’s relationship with nature and the human impact on the environment will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday July 2 at 6:30 p.m. The program, titled “The Majesty and Mystery of Nature,” features a screening of the film Saving Valentina, which records an attempted rescue of a humpback whale caught in a fishing net….

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Boyne City hearing on Industrial Development District

    City of Boyne City Notice of Public Hearing To Consider Establishing an Industrial Development District Pursuant to Public Act 198 of 1974, Plant Rehabilitation and Industrial Development District Act, a public hearing is scheduled to consider establishing an Industrial Development District requested by Van Dam Marine Co., known as 970 and 974 E. Division St,…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Transit hiring

    CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT JOB OPENING PART-TIME DISPATCHER/CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE Charlevoix County Transit is accepting applications for a part-time customer service/dispatcher position. Qualified applicants must demonstrate strong problem solving, multi-tasking, interpersonal and computer skills. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment performing a variety of customer service tasks. Applications and a full job posting…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County summer tax deferment

    CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TOWNSHIPS & CITIES PUBLIC NOTICE Applications for Deferment of Summer 2017 Taxes All Township and City treasurers in Charlevoix County are currently accepting applications for summer 2016 tax deferments (deferments are not exemptions). To qualify, a household annual income cannot exceed $40,000. The Applicant(s) must also be: 1. 62 years of age or…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Boyne USA meeting on hydroelectric project

    NOTICE JOINT AGENCY/PUBLIC MEETING On July 10, 2017, Boyne USA will hold a meeting to explain the project and potential environmental impacts and discuss the data and studies to be provided in its upcoming application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a re-licensing application for the Boyne River Hydroelectric Project, FERC No. 3409. The project is…

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  • #409 Boyne City Gazette June 28

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features the big Boyne 4th of July preview with a listing of the many events for this two-day celebration. We also have stories on local outdoor writer Don Lockman’s induction into the Hall of Fame, as well as plenty of community photos, info on the upcoming East Jordan Freedom Festival, a call for founding board members for the new Boyne history museum, cops and courts, how Charlevoix County’s state legislators voted, several public notices which may be important to you. We also have the latest local college grads and dean’s list honorees, details on a big summer reading contest, and so much more!

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  • Hospice Celebration of Life & Memorial Service for all June 25

    For most people the start of summer represents a joyousness celebratory time, but for some is a pronounced reminder of loved ones who are no longer with us. Hospice of Northwest Michigan is hosting a summer celebration of life and memorial service on Sunday June 25 at 4 p.m. that is dedicated to helping individuals…

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  • Boyne First Presbyterian rummage sale June 23-24

    First Presbyterian Church, Boyne City Annual Rummage Sale this Friday June 23 and Saturday June 24. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The church is located at 401 South Park St. in Boyne City at the corner of Pine St. Sale items include: Wicker…

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  • United Way celebrates partners, investors, volunteers with fun twist

    Supporters of Char-Em United Way gathered June 8 to celebrate the success of its recent campaign, thank those involved, announce community investments to partner agencies, and present the annual John Newton Award of community excellence. The Celebration Breakfast took a twist this year. United Way CEO,  Lorraine Manary welcomed guests and invited them to suspend…

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  • Food and farming group expands to Charlevoix-Emmet region

    The Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, the Traverse City-based nonprofit working to protect what you love about Northern Michigan, is expanding its reach into Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet counties. On June 15, Groundwork launched a new Petoskey office to support an expansion of the organization’s farm to school, food access, and farmer support projects.  

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  • #408 Boyne City Gazette June 21

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Boyne City Public Schools 2017-2018 budget, the new judge replacing retiring Judge Mulhauser, Char-Em United Way’s Day of Action, the Walkabout Sculpture Show, letters from our readers regarding the danger of water balloons in the river and a plea for help for housing for visiting singers, the latest on how Charlevoix County’s legislators Schmidt and Cole voted down in Lansing, news about jury duty pay, a scam going around, and the right-to-carry legislation push, lots of tips on how to reduce summer stress and deal with a loved one afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, so many community photos and events listings, and lots more!

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  • Boyne City graduation photo gallery

    This photo gallery contains pictures from the Boyne City High School graduation ceremony held on Sunday June 11. Subscribers who need help logging in should e-mail editor@boynegazette.com | Photos by Alyssa Torres

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  • Boyne Monday Study Club

    The Monday Study Club of Boyne City will hold its final gathering before Summer break at the Boyne Mountain Beach House Tea Room on Monday, June 19, at 12 noon. Co-hostesses for this event are Sharon LeBuda and Lue Newmann. Club meetings will reconvene in September.

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  • Michigan report released on bettering public trust in policing

    Gov. Rick Snyder and members of the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards today released the commission’s report of findings and recommendations for fostering public trust in law enforcement in Michigan. “Recent events across the nation have shown we need to renew our focus on building relationships between law enforcement and members of the communities…

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  • Boyne City fireworks fund needs donations

    The Boyne City 4th of July Festival Committee needs your help. 4th of July donations are coming in somewhat slower than in the past for the Boyne City 4th of July fireworks. Committee chair Liz Kroondyk said they have received only about one-third of the nearly $18,000 needed to stage the fireworks. “We need your…

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  • OBITUARY – Lillian “Linda” Hanson 1935-2017

    Lillian “Linda” Hanson, age 81, of Fremont, Michigan continued on her journey and was freed from her dementia on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Her family was thankful that the illness never completely robbed her of her memories and witty sense of humor. Linda was born on October 14th, 1935 and raised in Boyne City, Michigan…

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  • Charlevoix County featured veteran George Massey

    The “Veteran of the Month” for June 2017 is George Glen Massey. Born September 6th, 1942 in Boyne Falls, Mich., he and his siblings spent their childhood working on the family farm raising dairy cattle and rainbow trout to stock the Moyer Creek Trout Pond just outside of Boyne Falls.    

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  • Boyne Police activity May 22-28

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, May 22 1239 Report of vehicle rolling out of parking spot into the street on Front near Main St. 1307 Report of stolen key from the 300 block of E Division St. 1520…

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  • Boyne Gazette office closed because Chris got married

    The Boyne City Gazette office is closed this week from Wednesday June 14 to Friday June 16. However, we are available by phone and email during regular business hours. For advertising/circulation, call (231) 582-2799 EXT. 1; for news matters, dial EXT. 2 or email us at editor@boynegazette.com

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  • #407 Boyne City Gazette June 14

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features special tips to make Father’s Day great for your dad, a food section with lots of ideas and specials for everything from breakfast to dinner, and lots and lots of community photos. We also have pictures from the graduation ceremonies of Boyne City, Boyne Falls, and Concord Academy Boyne. Look for stories on a potential regional education enhancement millage, the need for donations to Boyne’s fireworks fund, information on the Boyne Police Department’s closing, lots of cops and courts info, the Veteran of the Month, Linda Hanson’s obituary, business news, events listings, and much more!

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  • Boyne, Charlevoix, East Jordan, Ellsworth events

    SIGN UP NOW YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CLUB Avalanche Volleyball Club is a non-profit organization that looks to improve volleyball skills of young female athletes throughout Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego Counties. We are expanding into beach volleyball after a very successful first season on the court. Playing in the sand will improve an athlete’s agility, vertical…

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  • Letter to the editor: Where is MI District 1 Congressman Bergman?

    Unhappy with Rep. Bergman Editor: An extremely large number of 1st District constituents fanned out in a concerted search effort this past week to find our elusive Congressman Jack Bergman. Despite their intense work and hardships the “General” was nowhere to be seen. Upon follow-up questioning, previously reported sightings from Escanaba to Gaylord have proven…

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  • Letter to the editor: Thanks from Boyne American Legion

    A Special Thank-You Editor: The Boyne City American Legion Post #228 would like to sincerely thank area residents for their generous donations to our annual Poppy Sale. The sale was a wonderful success and will benefit many veterans as they recover from physical and mental illness in hospitals. We would also like to thank the…

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  • Birdwatching trail dedication, event June 10 in Charlevoix

    Sunset Coast Birding Trail The public is invited to the official opening of the Michigan Sunset Coast Birding Trail, on Saturday, June 10 at 11 AM at the Charlevoix Township Hall, 12491 Waller Rd, Charlevoix. There will be a brief presentation, introduction of the team who organized the trail, recognition of trail sponsors and partners…

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  • Boyne Restaurant Week returns June 12-18

    June 12-18 — Boyne Appétit! Restaurant Week Mark your calendars for Boyne Area Restaurant Week, June 12-18. This is your chance to try new restaurants and food products. Restaurants, bars, delis and sandwich shops will all be offering specials: Two-for-one prix fixe meals for under $35 at large restaurants and more great specials from the others….

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  • Concord Academy Boyne 4th-graders share poems

    Concord Academy Boyne teacher Cinda Shumaker has shared poems from her fourth-graders who have been studying poetry. “We have been focusing on the differences between poetry and other forms of writing/reading, poetry’s rhythm, or lack of, personal interpretations of poems, and what message or imagery the author is trying to convey,” Said Shumaker. “Next, we…

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