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    PHOTO GALLERY: Boyne high school students learn interview skills

    This photo gallery features highlights from last week’s mock and real interview day held at Boyne City High School. The annual event is intended to help youth get ready for the transition from school to work. While some local business owners offered mock interviews to help the students practice, some businesses were on hand to…

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    Boyne City community cleanup Saturday May 6

    The community is invited to “Buff Up” Boyne from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday May 6. This annual community clean-up event will start in Sunset Park, downtown Boyne City. A hot dog cookout will round out the morning, courtesy of Todd Meier and the Dearborn Brand Sausage Company and the Boyne Valley Lions Club….

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    Boyne City 2017-2018 municipal budget notice

    Budget Notice CITY OF BOYNE CITY RESOLUTION OF ADOPTION NO. 2017-04-024 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT For 2017 / 2018 (1 May 2017 – 30 April 2018) Section 1. The funds necessary to defray the operating expenses and long-term debt obligations of the City of Boyne City and the estimated revenues by source for the Fiscal Year…

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    Boyne Open Space park could cost locals $1.7 million

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR AND BENJAMIN J. GOHS How much will it cost, who will pay for it, and who even wants it? Boyne City residents, business owners and other stakeholders are being asked to opine on the 475 North Lake St. property. “Our goal here is to brainstorm and hear your thoughts,” said Boyne City…

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    #400 Boyne City Gazette April 26

    Our staff is excited to bring you our 400th issue!
    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the 475 North Lake St. Boyne Open Space property—with a special exclusive look at the walking tour which preceded last week’s meeting in city commission chambers, there are also stories on the upcoming annual Buff Up Boyne community cleanup event, an industrial arts competition being hosted at Boyne City High School, an opening day parade and celebration for the Boyne Little League which turns 60 this year, photos from the Eagles Club’s 1950s dance, our big three-page spring sports section with stories, team photos and the spring sports lineup, photos from Boyne City High School’s interview day, info on a special lunch program which brings local produce to area schools, public notices and classifieds, plenty of events listings, students of the week, and so much more!

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    Charlevoix County College Sports Digest

    This special feature is produced for the Boyne City Gazette by sportswriter Chris Graber. Following is an in-depth look at how former high school athletes from around Charlevoix County are doing in sports at the college and university level. Hankins All-American A very small fraction of one percent of athletes are named All-American in their…

  • Joseph Creighton Dilger, 92, of Boyne City, died March 21, 2017

    Joseph Creighton Dilger, 92, of Boyne City, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Loving father of Kathleen M. Dilger (Richard T. Urbis) and Patricia Dilger-Vivian (Daniel D. Vivian). Loving grandfather of Rachel Urbis, Ryan Urbis, Katie Vivian and Kelly Vivian. Joe is preceded in death by the love of his life, Elizabeth E. Dilger. Joe…

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  • Dale Hull named director of Petoskey Voices Without Borders

    Voices Without Borders (VWB), the Petoskey based nonprofit arts organization that produces the biennial Children of the World in Harmony Festival and has developed the Little Traverse Youth Choir (LTYC) over the past several years, has announced that it has hired Dale Hull to serve as its Executive Director. Hull is the former executive director…

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  • Charlevoix County, Boyne City public notices

    CITY OF BOYNE CITY INVITATION TO BID – Asphalt Crack Sealing Services Sealed bids are now being accepted by the City of Boyne City for Asphalt Crack Sealing of Roadways. Bids will be received in a clearly marked envelope labeled – “Asphalt Crack Sealing Bids 2017”, until 1:30 P.M., local time, April 3, 2017 at…

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  • Boyne Police activity March 6-12

    Monday, March 6 1058 Report of possible PPO violation in the 600 block of E Main St 1513 Harassment complaint on E Lincoln 1542 Subject cutting tree at Morgan and Douglas blocking street. 1929 Driving complaint reported on Boyne City Rd. Reported as all over the road. Located the vehicle. Did not observe any driving…

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  • Boyne Avalanche Preserve update: Phase II donation, mountain bike festival planned

    According to a March 13 press release from Boyne City Manager Michael Cain, the Top of Michigan Mountain Bike Association (TOMMBA) has received an $18,500 grant from the Northwest Michigan Health Department for trailbuilding at Avalanche in Boyne City. The Health Department’s Building Healthy Communities Greenspace Improvement Projects to Increase Physical Activity program seeks to…

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  • #395 Boyne City Gazette March 22

    This week’s edition of the Boyne City Gazette features stories on Boyne’s Avalanche Preserve mountain bike trail project, Concord Academy Boyne teacher Cinda Shumaker’s nomination for teacher of the year, a look at one of Michigan’s safest cities where you probably do a fair amount of business, photos from the Irish Heritage concert, coverage of the most recent Boyne City Commission meeting which focused on the city’s budget preview, postponement of a trail extension project and a nice letter about one of Boyne City Police Department’s officers going above and beyond. Also this week is our special college sports digest, opinions from our readers, many public notices which may be important to you, a look at how your state legislators voted recently, lots of pictures from the most recent Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at Pat O’Brien Real Estate, a huge two-page section on what you and the family can do if you’re not planning to travel for spring break, a big listing of upcoming events, information on the second Boyne Historical Museum open house, and much more!

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  • Boyne City museum, history preservation topic of open house

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR A public open house on the future of Boyne City’s museum last week was a first step in the future of the city’s history. Joe Hines of Project Arts & Ideas of Dearborn, who has worked on hundreds of exhibits and spent years working with museums including The Henry Ford…

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  • Three Boyne City Commission seats up for re-election

    This year, the terms of Boyne City Commissioners Ron Grunch, Delbert “Gene” Towne, and Laura Sansom expire. Therefore, there will be three City Commission seats up for election on Nov. 7, all of which are four-year terms expiring in 2021. The deadline for submitting nominating petitions to the Boyne City Clerk in order to run…

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  • #394 Boyne City Gazette March 15

    This week’s edition of the Boyne City Gazette features news on the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day and Irish Heritage events in the area, information on how you can run for a seat on the Boyne City Commission, photos from Boyne City High School’s performance of Crazy For You, an interesting feature on Charlevoix’s Belvedere Golf…

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  • Boyne Police logs Feb. 20-26

    See what the Boyne City Police Department has been dealing with in this look at officer duty reports. Monday, February 20 0219 Assist Fire Dept with alarm in the 1300 block of Boyne Av. 0833 Vehicle unlock in the 800 block of S Lake St. 1200 Salvage Inspection 1220 Assist EMS in the 400 block…

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  • Day of free services; Project Connect March 15

    The annual Project Connect day of free services returns from 1 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday March 15 at Odawa Casino. Project Connect is a day of service for those in need right here in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. If you or someone you know is struggling with financial problems, housing issues, employment challenges or…

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  • Charlevoix bridge closures begin March 27

    The bridge will be locked in the up, or open, position during the closures, preventing any US-31 traffic from using the bridge. The closures, scheduled for 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly from March 27 to April 7 barring any unforeseen circumstances, will require an official detour of through-traffic via M-66, M-32, and US-131 through East Jordan, Boyne Falls, and Petoskey.

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  • #393 Boyne City Gazette March 8

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features news on the Charlevoix bridge work and upcoming overnight closings, info on the Project Connect day of free services, the E-Cubed in East Jordan expo and dinner, community photos including the fire at the school, Sen. Wayne Schmidt’s visit, the annual paczki-eating contest, long-time city employee dedications and a grant award, local sports pics, an in-depth look at the most recent Boyne City Commission meeting, lots of important public notices, guest commentary from the Char-Em ISD, and so much more!

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  • Leadership Charlevoix fundraisers in Boyne, Charlevoix

    Leadership Charlevoix County (LCC) class is seeking financial support for their community service project, “Wipe Your Feet!” The project takes aim at invasive species and the threat they pose to native plants and ecosystems. The class has partnered with local restaurants to host the following fundraising events where community members can learn more about the…

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  • The nature of God explored at Boyne LifeTree Café

    Exclusive footage from the Lionsgate movie The Shack, releasing on March 3, will be shown at Lifetree Café on Sunday March 5, at 6:30 p.m. The footage will be used to spark a conversation about the characteristics of God. “Recent surveys show that 90 percent of Americans say they believe in God, but there is…

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  • Boyne Police logs Feb. 13-19

    Here is a look at daily activity of the Boyne City Police Department’s officers. Monday, February 13 0049 Report of a suspicious subject taking pictures in the 600 block of S Park St. 0754 Vehicle stuck in the ditch at BC-Charlevoix Rd at Court St 0936 Contraband found in the 1000 block of Boyne Av…

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  • #392 Boyne City Gazette March 1

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Boyne City Planning Commission’s recent meeting, photos from the Boyne City High School Snow Ball, lots of cops and courts news, including the latest on a former youth pastor charged with video recording teen girls in his bathroom, a chance for local hospitality businesses to earn money for their businesses, many more community photos and stories, tons of events information, and so much more!

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  • Boyne LifeTree Café talk on police brutality

    Violent encounters between citizens and law enforcement officers will be explored on Sunday Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. The program, titled “Police Brutality or Necessary Force?” features filmed interviews with a man who was severely beaten after a routine traffic stop and a police captain who used what was deemed appropriate force—but resulted in the…

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  • Raymond “Ray” George Towne, 82, Boyne City, died March 21, 2017

    Raymond “Ray” George Towne, 82, of Boyne City, died March 21, 2017 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital. Ray was born November 14, 1934 in Boyne City, the son of Jay and Veda (Miller) Towne. Ray graduated from Boyne City High School and went on to earn his Associate’s Degree in Business from Northeastern School of…

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  • #396 Boyne City Gazette March 29

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features the most in-depth coverage of the Ted Macksey conditional rezone request you will find, photos from the swearing-in ceremony of Boyne City’s newest police officer, kudos to Rep. Triston Cole for his work in expanding openness in government, a look at the new pastor of the Boyne City Genesis Church, lots of cops and courts news, a look at how your legislators voted recently, obituaries for Raymond Towne and Joseph Dilger, several public notices and classifieds which might directly affect you, our big two-page pet care section with lots of great tips on how to keep your dogs and cats and birds healthy, an events section brimming with things for the whole family to do, and a special tribute to National Doctors Day.

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  • Boyne Celtic Session Irish heritage concert photo gallery

    This photo gallery features pictures from the Sunday March 19 Boyne Celtic Session to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Boyne’s Irish heritage. Musicians including Omar Felicianio, David Bowen, Linda Hammond, Steve Middaugh, John Richey, and Gaeyle Gerrie-Boss played traditional Irish tunes at the Boyne District Library. Photos by Chris Faulknor

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  • Talk on power of music at Boyne LifeTree Café

    The power of music to affect our moods, enhance our mental state, and aid in our physical wellbeing will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. The program, titled “Unlocking the Mystery of Music: New Findings on How Music Heals and Relieves,” features a filmed interview with Sarah Johnson, a…

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  • Charlevoix County College Sports Digest: Zach Hankins player of the year

    This special feature is produced for the Boyne City Gazette by sportswriter Chris Graber. Following is an in-depth look at how former high school athletes from around Charlevoix County are doing in sports at the college and university level. ZACH HANKINS NAMED PLAYER OF THE YEAR Sophomore sensation and Charlevoix graduate Zach Hankins is a physically…

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  • Public meeting on future of Boyne’s museum

    The Boyne City Historical Museum will be hosting an open house at City Hall on Thursday March 9, at 5 p.m. Join us in creating our story of Boyne City History for the museum which will be located in the newly constructed City Hall. Joe Hines with Project Arts & Design will be on board…

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  • Boyne City Snowball 2017 in pictures

    This photo gallery features nearly two dozen pictures from the Boyne City High School Snowball dance, held Saturday Feb. 25. The featured photo shows Boyne City High School Snowball Duke and Duchess Aurora Seelye and Jacob Robinson and Prince and Princess Emma Vondra and Max Burke with court members: Freshmen Anna Johnson, Christina Miller, Chandler…

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  • Charlevoix County court records, clerk filings

    This is the latest in public records filed in Charlevoix County courts and the clerk’s office. District Court The following cases were recently heard in Charlevoix’s 90th District Court: David Michael Thomas, 29 of East Jordan, impaired driving. To serve 93 days in jail with credit for one day served, three days community service work…

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  • Boyne Thunder awards over $138k to area charitable groups

    The 13th annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run in 2016 brought speed, thunder, and excitement to northern Michigan, and over $138,000 in proceeds to three area organizations. Based on an agreed upon formula for disbursement, Camp Quality will receive in total over $76,000, Main Street over $48,000 and Challenge Mountain almost $14,000 from the 2016 event….

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  • Charlevoix County tourism businesses invited to funding event

    The Michigan Tourism Strategic Plan’s Product Development Committee is focusing efforts on one of its four primary objectives, to increase access to capital for travel-related businesses. They have created Project Tourism, where hospitality based businesses will compete at a live event for cash prizes to leverage funding for a special project that will be a…

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  • Boyne Church of Nativity Lent event

    Lent will be officially welcomed at Episcopal Church of the Nativity with a Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper on February 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Pancakes, real maple syrup, applesauce, bacon and sausage will be served to all who come to this free event. Reverend Greg Brown will be celebrant for the 12 noon Ash Wednesday service…

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  • Boyne Valley Catholic Community events

    The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality beginning the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time on Feb. 26. Activities during the week that begins Feb 26th include: • Ash Wednesday Mass: Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine at 9:00 am. A Word Service will be held…

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