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    Boyne Police logs July 24-30

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports.  

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    Should public art be by local artists? Boyne officials discuss

    Discussion over plans to install a mosaic sculpture in Peninsula Beach Park raised questions about whose art should be displayed on public property. Boyne City Main Street Executive Director Kelsie King-Duff presented the plan to the Boyne City Commission on Tuesday July 25 and requested approval of the proposed location of the sculpture.    

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    BOYNE CITY: Great Lakes Energy will be more than 50% green by early 2018

    Great Lakes Energy announced last week it will achieve a 56 percent carbon-free fuel mix by Jan. 1, 2018. “Carbon free refers to cleaner power generation which means cleaner air and water and healthier communities,” said Bill Scott, Great Lakes Energy President/CEO. “We’re proud to significantly reduce emissions in a way that reinforces our core…

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    #416 Boyne City Gazette Aug. 16

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on Great Lakes Energy’s move to provide even more cleaner energy by 2018, a look at a recent discussion over what art should be allowed in public spaces, many community photos of local events, cops and courts info, local opinions, Charlevoix County Veteran of the Month Ralph Kitson Jr., a piece on how your company may be able to get funding to help train new employees, important public notices, our big color home improvement section with tips to get your house ready for the fall, events listings with fun for the whole family, plus available grants, free trees, and an author event at the Boyne District Library.

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    Boyne City Police logs July 17-23

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. MONDAY JULY 17, 2017 0937 Report of 2 young kids on the top of the Water Street Mall. 0945 Report of “young people” laying in the grass and on the sidewalk near the river mouth. 1045 Report of…

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    Boyne trails celebration Saturday Aug. 26

    An event has been planned to celebrate Boyne’s trails on Saturday Aug. 26. Here is the schedule: 10 a.m. – Top Of Michigan Mountain Bike Association volunteers will be at the School Forest Trail to guide and talk about the trail. 12 noon – Avalanche Preserve trail dedication and ribbon-cutting. 2 p.m. – TOMMBA volunteers…

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    Boyne Housing Commission report shows agency on the rise

    Despite years of uncertainty and difficulty, the Boyne City Housing Commission has emerged strong and solvent. The Boyne City Housing Commission’s annual report for 2015-2016 was expected to be presented to city officials at the Tuesday Aug. 8 Boyne City Commission meeting. Presented are some of the highlights.    

#412 Boyne City Gazette July 19

This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the upcoming international children’s concert (featured photo) coming to Boyne City, a look at the latest Boyne City Commission meeting, info on Celebrate Walloon, the story on better internet service coming to Beaver Island, police logs and court information, important public notices, the veteran of the month, tips to keep your pets happy and healthy, a look at some new and proposed business initiatives which may help your company, so many photos from last week’s local events, a full listing of upcoming activities and so much more!

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  • M-32, I-75 business loop resurfacing in Gaylord starts July 17

    M-32 (Main Street) and I-75 Business Loop (BL) (South Otsego Avenue) Gaylord ESTIMATED STARTING DATE: Monday, July 17, 2017 ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 PROJECT: The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $826,000 to resurface M-32 from east of Hayes Road to Wisconsin Avenue, and I-75 BL from Second Street to Wisconsin Avenue/Grandview…

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  • Boyne City Farmers Market 4th Annual Food Truck Rally

    In celebration of all things local, the Boyne City Farmers Market is hosting the 4th Annual Food Truck Rally fundraiser at Veterans Park on Thursday, July 13, from 6-9 p.m. “This fun event with live music attracts a lively crowd of food enthusiasts,” Kelsie King-Duff, Boyne City Main Street Executive Director said. Market vendors Beijo…

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  • Ingrid Day hired as new Boyne Main Street assistant

    Ingrid Day was hired in June to be the new assistant to Kelsie King-Duff, the executive director of the Boyne City Main Street program. Ingrid will provide support to Kelsie, the Main Street Board and all the Main Street activities in a part-time capacity. Ingrid, her husband Michael and their two children have called Boyne…

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  • Boyne, East Jordan, Charlevoix college graduates

    UW-Stevens Point spring grads The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point conferred degrees on nearly 1,200 graduates during the university’s spring commencement ceremonies on May 20. Graduates, their guests and faculty members were addressed by Robert Whitsitte, a 1977 graduate and former president of the Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trailblzers and Seattle Supersonics. East Jordan Briana R Sladick,…

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  • Boyne Police activity June 19-25

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. MONDAY JUNE 19, 2017 0406 Report of a B&E in progress in the 400 block of Boyne Av. Unfounded. 0653 Vehicle unlock in the 1300 block of Boyne Av 0746 Civil complaint in the 200 block of e…

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  • #411 Boyne City Gazette July 12

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the upcoming food truck rally, Boyne City Commission business, major changes to BASES drug treatment center, a look at a local boy who needs your help, some interesting local opinions, cops and courts info, tons of community photos—including pictures from all the Boyne Fourth of July fun and Boyne Thunder, important public notices which may affect you, health tips and healthy recipes in our wellness section, upcoming events and so much more!

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  • 2017 Boyne Thunder July 7-8

    Bigger than ever, the 14th annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run brings speed, thunder, and excitement to northern Michigan on July 7 and 8 in Boyne City. The poker run showcases 120 high performance boats from all over the country, roaring through the waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on a 130-mile excursion in search…

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  • Boyne recreation projects in line for chunk of $9.9 million Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund moneys

    105th District Michigan State Rep. Triston Cole (R-Mancelona) recently joined his House colleagues in voting for legislation to develop access to natural resources and purchase land. Natural Resources Trust Fund projects and purchases in Otsego, Charlevoix, Antrim, Montmorency and Oscoda counties total more than $9.9 million. If approved, some of the money would go to…

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  • 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’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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  • 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 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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  • #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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  • 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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  • #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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