• Labor Day deals and fun facts

    With summer winding down and back-to-school season in full swing, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released two reports to celebrate the holiday weekend. WalletHub’s Best Labor Day Deals & Sales report gives shoppers a roadmap to savings. Its Labor Day Fun Facts report helps to educate and entertain consumers with stats on all aspects of the holiday—from hotdogs and…

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  • Water abuse protest in Mackinaw City Sept. 1

    A ‘Pipe Out Paddle Flotilla Protest” and a press conference will launch a weekend of festivities and protests this Friday and Saturday at the Straits of Mackinac and surrounding communities. Alleged abuse of water resources around the state, from the Nestle Corporation activities in Evart, to the Enbridge Line 5 in the straits will be…

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  • Dealing with anger in Asperger’s relationship

    “Dealing with Anger in an Asperger’s/Neurotypical Relationship” topic at meeting for neurotypical spouses Anger is a major obstacle for people with Asperger’s Syndrome and their partners. The partner with Asperger’s often struggles with managing emotions that agitate and frustrate them, so these feelings may come out as emotional outbursts or meltdowns. For the neurotypical partner, anger…

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  • Boyne City Drag Races Sunday

    If you love fast cars, trucks and motorcycles, you won’t want to miss the Boyne City Labor Day Drag Race event on Sunday Sept. 2. The gates will open for registration at 8:30 a.m. and a driver meeting is at 11:45 a.m. Racing noon – 5 p.m. The action will take place at the Boyne…

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  • Michigan lifts traffic restrictions for Labor Day weekend

    This Labor Day holiday weekend, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is removing lane restrictions on about two-thirds of its road and bridge projects statewide to ease traffic delays for holiday travelers. AAA Michigan estimates more than 1 million people from Michigan are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during the Labor…

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  • Sen. Peters questions sudden increases in federal spending

    U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Rand Paul (R-KY) sent letters to the chief financial officers of 13 federal agencies Tuesday raising concerns about potentially wasteful spending in the final weeks before the end of the fiscal year. According to one report, federal agencies spent more than $11 billion during the…

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  • Michigan Libertarians nominate candidates

    Delegates to the Libertarian Party of Michigan State Convention nominated their statewide candidates for public office on Saturday Aug. 25 in Romulus. The most high profile nomination, that of Lieutenant Governor, went to attorney and businesswoman Angelique Chaiser Thomas of Lake Orion. She will join the ticket of gubernatorial candidate Bill Gelineau who won the…

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  • Charlevoix County courts and clerks info

    The latest in Charlevoix County courts news includes information from district and circuit courts, and Charlevoix County Clerk information regarding marriage licenses, divorces, and filings of assumed names for businesses as they appear in the Wednesday Aug. 29 edition of the Boyne City Gazette.

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  • LETTERS – Boyne Falls Council rebuttal rebuttal

    [3rd in series] Editor: I would like to respond to Marcelle Litt’s letter to the editor. You are correct in saying that I am a hypocrite for not attending the meetings over the years since I left my position as Village Clerk to become the County Treasurer. I did attend one meeting since leaving and…

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  • LETTERS – Boyne Falls Village Council should be repsected

    [2nd in series] Editor: This letter is in response to a previous incendiary entry in your newspaper written by Marilyn Cousineau of Boyne Falls, which was based on her subjectively biased opinions. She grossly exaggerated and perpetuated negative and inaccurate gossip concerning the Boyne Falls Village Council without giving all the facts.    

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  • LETTERS – Clean up Village of Boyne Falls Council

    [1st in series] Editor: Most of the Village of Boyne Falls Council should be recalled, especially Village President Bill Carson, his father Bill Carson Sr. and JoAnn Bell, his aunt. For one thing this is too many relatives on this council and that is wrong. They have always thought that they own this town and…

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  • Boyne housing forum Wednesday Aug. 29

    The Boyne Area Chamber, in conjunction with the City of Boyne City and surrounding townships, has organized Boyne Housing Solutions, a group focused on scouting solutions to the housing needs in the Boyne area. The forum will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, Wednesday Aug. 29, at Boyne City Hall, which is…

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  • New Leadership Charlevoix County Class

    Leadership Charlevoix County has announced the members of its 2018-2019 class. The program is entering its eighth year as a comprehensive training experience for community members seeking to play a more active role in leadership and their communities.    

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  • US-31 roadwork in Petoskey begins Sept. 4

    The US-31 temporary widening project for US-31 in Petoskey is scheduled to begin Sept. 4. The estimated completion date is Friday Oct. 12. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be temporarily widening the shoulders of US-31 from east of Lake Street to MacDonald Drive in Petoskey in preparation for next year’s reconstruction project. Project map: https://bit.ly/2BKVhym…

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  • Mackinac Bridge Walk – what you need to know

    There are some big changes to the Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk this year, but there’s still time to plan for your participation in the event Labor Day morning. The most significant change is that the walk will now start from both ends of the bridge, eliminating the need for buses transporting participants from Mackinaw City…

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  • Humane Society flea market Saturday

    On Saturday Sept. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Charlevoix Area Humane Society will hold its 2nd annual Flea Market and Yard Sale at 614 Beardsley St. Lots of great stuff! And if you would like to set up a booth and join them for a percent of your sale, you are welcome to join…

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  • #470 Boyne City Gazette Aug. 29

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on Harvest Festival, the Business Expo, Main Street, the Labor Day Drag Races, local opinion, cops and courts, Michigan Votes recap of proposed legislation that could affect you, lots of business and classifieds, community news and photos, many upcoming events, back-to-school tips, and much more!

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  • Movie Mondays at CTAC

    Who is Frank Gehry, and what makes the rule-breaking architect tick? That’s what Sydney Pollack, filmmaker and friend of Gehry, aims to discover in this documentary.    

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  • US-31 resurfacing starts Sept. 4 in Elk Rapids

    US-31 resurfacing in Elk Rapids starts Sept. 4. The project is expected to begin Tuesday Sept. 4 and be completed Friday Sept. 28. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $240,000 to resurface 2.2 miles of US-31 from south of Sunset Shores Drive to the Elk River Bridge in Elk Rapids. Project map: https://bit.ly/2MxIP9l   TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: This…

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  • Michigan’s plan to bring broadband access to entire state

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, joined recently by state technology and business leaders at Escanaba High School, unveiled a plan to provide universal access to high-speed internet for every Michigan resident, business, region and community. The Michigan Broadband Roadmap sets the path for improving access and adoption of broadband throughout the state. “As technology continues to…

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  • More Michigan drug deaths in 2017 than by traffic, firearms combined

    A recent report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed in 2017 drug overdoses were responsible for the deaths of 2,662 Michiganders, more than the number of traffic and firearm deaths combined. The overdose deaths represent an 82 percent increase over five years and an eight percent jump from 2016. “The CDC’s…

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  • Fort Mackinac’s role in Civil War explored Aug. 24-25

    Fort Mackinac will host a special event over the weekend of August 24-25, focusing on the Civil War. The Multi-Lakes Association for Civil War Studies will be participating in daily programming at Fort Mackinac throughout the course of the weekend, with live demonstrations on the hour. The interpretive staff of Fort Mackinac will also be…

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  • Boyne Falls Village Council meeting audio

    The Village of Boyne Falls held another explosive and contentious meeting as arguments erupted among members of the public as well as some on the village council on Tuesday Aug. 14. Subscribers can log in to listen to the full meeting recording. Or, pick up this week’s Boyne City Gazette to read the full story.

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  • Great Lakes Energy director election results

    Three Incumbents Re-elected Incumbents Paul Schemanski of Petoskey, Mark Carson of Boyne City and Paul Byl of Shelby were re-elected by Great Lakes Energy members in their district to three-year terms on the electric cooperative’s board of directors. Carson and Byl each defeated challengers in their district to earn a position on the board. Schemanski, …

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  • Low-income students apply for free college tuition by Aug. 31

    Time is running out for eligible individuals from the Class of 2018 who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent to claim their Tuition Incentive Program benefits, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. The grant program – commonly referred to as TIP – encourages eligible Medicaid recipients to complete high school by providing college…

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  • OBITUARY – Nancy Ann (Ewigleben) Boulanger

    Nancy Ann (Ewigleben) Boulanger, 77, of Midland, passed away August 16, 2018 at her home in Midland, Michigan. She was born in Lansing, Michigan on January 11, 1941, a second child to the late Albert and Freeda (Ruger) Ewigleben and older brother, Robert. The Ewigleben family had a summer home in Beulah, Michigan. It is…

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  • OBITUARY – Samuel Benjamin Myers

    Samuel Benjamin Myers, 9 years old, died on August 9, 2018. Samuel was born on August 11, 2008 in Petoskey, Michigan, the son of Sharon (Bearss) and Brad Myers. He had recently completed the 4th grade at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. Samuel was a member of the Eagles and The Charge soccer teams. He…

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  • Boyne City Commission highlights

    The Boyne City Commission met to discuss and decide upon a number of business items—including the water main project, assessing services, water pump repairs, and a rezone request—at its Tuesday Aug. 14 regular meeting. Following are the discussion highlights and decisions made. Boyne City Commissioner Sally Page was excused absent.    

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  • New text alerts sign-up for Mackinac Bridge walk

    For the second time, Mackinac County 911/Emergency Management and the Mackinac Bridge Authority are offering text updates for this year’s Annual Bridge Walk. Mackinac County 911, using its RAVE Alert System, will send updates and information from the MBA to users’ cell phones now through Labor Day. Alerts will focus on event schedule reminders, traffic…

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  • Sen. Peters speaks at Traverse City hearing on Line 5, Great Lakes

    U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security, Monday convened a Senate Commerce Committee field hearing in Traverse City on Line 5 and the importance of protecting the Great Lakes for future generations. “After the most expensive pipeline break in history on land…

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  • Benson to address county clerks, attend town hall in Traverse City today

    Jocelyn Benson, Democratic candidate for Michigan Secretary of State, will be in Traverse City Tuesday, August 21 where she will address the Michigan Association of County Clerks and participate in a town hall with Dan O’Neil, Democratic candidate for the 104th State House District. Benson’s schedule is as follows: 11 a.m. – Michigan Association of County Clerks, Park Place Hotel, 300 E. State St., Traverse City Noon – Benson press avail…

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  • Munson’s Community Health Heroes 2018

    Seven Munson Healthcare hospitals have named Community Health Heroes for 2018. These awards recognize the efforts of individuals and organizations in the Northern Michigan region who are positively making a difference in the health of their communities and addressing their area’s needs.

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  • #469 Boyne City Gazette Aug. 22

    Now in our 10th year!
    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Village of Boyne Falls Council, Boyne City Commission, BCPS Board of Ed, cops and courts, local opinion, lots of pictures and upcoming events info, and so much more!

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  • Blood drives in Boyne Falls, Boyne City, Petoskey

    As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month. A critical need remains as many regular donors delay giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start. To ensure livesaving treatments remain available for patients…

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  • Echocardiography On Wheels ribbon-cutting in Boyne City

    On Thursday Aug. 16, help welcome a new business to town and a new member to the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce. The ribbon-cutting for Echocardiography on Wheels will take place at 5:30 p.m. in its new office space at 120 Water St. in downtown Boyne City. For more details on this company, go online…

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  • OBITUARY – Tracy Erwin LaCroix Aug. 5, 1930 – Aug. 2, 2018

    Tracy Erwin LaCroix, of Advance and Livonia, MI died at his Livonia home, surrounded by his family on August 2nd, 2018. He was 88 years old. Tracy Erwin is survived by his loving wife Carroll (Perry) LaCroix of 64 years; children, Tracy LaCroix (Anna Houghton), and Laura Blumberg (James); grandchildren, Krista and Jenika Blumberg; sisters-in-law,…

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  • City officials discuss goal-setting findings

    Ultimately, the main priorities identified by the commission included remaining financially viable, communicating with the public, looking at the availability of housing, keeping the quality of water high, the local economy, jobs, and the city’s parks and recreation offerings.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR – PirateFest a success

    Editor: Thank-you for making a ten year dream come true! I have peddled the idea of a pirate festival to chambers of commerce, downtown committees, and resorts from Mackinaw to Traverse. I am thrilled that Boyne City, where my career literally began 32 years ago, became the home of this event! The day my long…

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  • OPINION – Michigan must do more to fight cancer

    SUBMITTED BY THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Michigan is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up? A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality. “This report shows…

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  • Sen. Peters to meet constituents Saturday in Traverse City

    U.S. Senator Gary Peters will hold a community meeting in Traverse City on Saturday Aug. 18 to provide an additional opportunity to hear from constituents. The meeting is open to the public, and staff from Senator Peters’ office will be available to meet with constituents who need help dealing with federal programs and agencies such as…

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  • 10 ways to help special needs students heading back to school

    Heading back to the classroom this fall is exciting, but it can also be a challenging time for families of children with special needs. The Episcopal Center for Children (ECC), a nonprofit organization serving children coping with special needs ages 5-14 in the Washington, DC area since 1895, offers tips to help: Tip #1 –…

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