#476 Boyne City Gazette Oct. 10

This week’s Boyne City Gazette features a big Fall Food section, two pages of Ramblers Homecoming photos, stories on the parking study, the latest housing forum, Pumpkin Fest, cops and courts, upcoming events, business and classifieds, community news and photos, and so much more!

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  • Stabenow, Peters urge Army Corps to fund Great Lakes projects

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force and Gary Peters, member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, as well as 10 of their colleagues recently led a bipartisan Great Lakes Task Force letter urging the Army Corps of Engineers to allocate and request funding for projects critical to the Great…

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  • Petoskey Audubon program on threats to local waters

    The Oct. 9 Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS) Meeting features Jill Ryan, Executive Director of Freshwater Future. Ryan will present a conversation beginning with interesting facts about the Great Lakes, current and potential threats to all of our waters in the region, solutions to move us beyond those threats, and how Freshwater Future works with thousands of…

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  • Stabenow, Peters urge action to improve dental health for Michigan seniors

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters as well as 26 of their colleagues have called on the Department of Health and Human Services to take action to improve Medicare coverage of medically necessary oral and dental treatment. Providing seniors in Michigan traditional Medicare coverage for medically necessary oral and dental care will improve oral…

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  • MI 105th candidate Frugé criticizes failure to enhance pipeline safety

    On Tuesday Oct. 2, Michigan House Democrats offered a number of amendments to strengthen House Bills 6187 and 6199-6201, which are slated for passage today, Wednesday Oct. 3. Offered amendments included subjecting pipeline spill prevention plans to FOIA, requiring operators to carry insurance sufficient to pay for contingency plans in case of a spill, subjecting all…

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  • CTAC School of Ballet presents Fall for Dance

    “Fall for Dance,” the twelfth annual student-orchestrated performance put on by the Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet, takes place on Sunday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m. at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center. Each fall, the School of Ballet students assemble a one-night production showcasing their abilities in not only dance and performance, but also…

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  • #475 Boyne City Gazette Oct. 3

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the upcoming Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education candidate forum, East Jordan’s State of the Community luncheon, Apple Fest, city commission business, cops & courts, what your state legislators are up to, a look at the life of Brice Voran, public notices which may affect you,…

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  • I-75 tree removal improves safety, reduces maintenance

    Trees along northern Michigan roadways are an important part of the scenery, particularly in the autumn. But when they’re too close to the roadside they can be a maintenance challenge or, a potentially larger concern, a safety hazard. When a vehicle leaves the roadway, for whatever reason, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) strives to…

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  • Boyne Valley Catholic Community offerings

    The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality beginning on September 30th the Twenty Sixth Week in Ordinary Time. Activities during the week that begins September 30th include:  Children’s Faith Formation and Youth Ministry – 5:30 pm September 30 Little Rock Scripture Study:    The group will be…

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  • Michigan unclaimed property website live Oct. 1

    Claiming lost or abandoned property in Michigan is about to get easier after Michigan Unclaimed Property unveils its new, state-of-the-art website on Oct. 1, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. The new website will enable individuals, businesses and other entities to search and file property claims electronically. Additionally, holders of unclaimed property will be…

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  • Michigan launches website for sex assault, abuse victims

    Sexual assault and abuse survivors can now more easily navigate the state of Michigan’s online resources thanks to a new web portal, First Lady Sue Snyder has announced. The website, www.michigan.gov/VOICES4, was announced during the First Lady’s fourth annual Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault summit at Western Michigan University. “Our state has tremendous resources available to connect survivors…

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  • Boyne Gazette features Charlevoix County senior news

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR, PUBLISHER We’ve started something new, and I thought I’d explain exactly what it is and how it benefits you. In cooperation with the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging, we are now including their Senior Hi-Lites newsletter each month. This will give our subscribers and single-copy purchasers access to a wealth of information…

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  • Boyne Police Reports Sept. 3-16

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, September 3, 2018 0142 Suspicious situation in the 400 block of Boyne Ave. 0137 Noise complaint/possible MIP’s in the 300 block of E Division 0632 Someone put barricades up blocking Water St. between…

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  • Railroad safety week reminders

    Michigan 105th District State Rep. Triston Cole (D-Mancelona) urges residents to take care with observance of Rail Safety Week in Michigan, which runs Sept. 24-29. Cole said the goal is to educate pedestrians and drivers about railway safety and raise awareness about train crossings and tracks. “Continuing to educate residents about the dangers of railway crossings…

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  • Sheriff warns of utility bill scam

    Charlevoix County Sheriff Office statement: Charlevoix County Sheriff Chuck Vondra would like to warn citizens of a scam reported when a person calls and will identify as Consumer’s Power or another utility warning they are going to turn the citizen’s power off due to an overdue payment. They have the citizen call another phone number…

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  • #474 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 26

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on local harvest festivals, the latest on the group working to solve the affordable housing issue, lots of cops & courts news, transportation for veterans, color photos from the Ramblers Patriot Game, business & classifieds, public notices, upcoming events, community photos and news, Man On The Street interviews…

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  • CLAIMS NOTICE – Marilyn A. Brown trust agreement

    THE MARILYN A. BROWN TRUST AGREEMENT TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: Your interest in the estate may be barred or affected by the following: The decedent, Marilyn A. Brown, whose last known address was 711 Boyne Avenue, Boyne City, MI 49712, died August 23, 2018.

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  • Boyne area high school sports

    This collection of sports briefs includes stats and highlights from recent local high school events which include volleyball, soccer, and cross country. The photo gallery of Boyne Falls Loggers Girls Varsity Volleyball is by Kaitlyn Hammerle. The Boyne Falls Lady Loggers Volleyball Team took on Mackinaw City on Sept. 13, but fell short after winning only…

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  • #473 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 19

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Boyne City Commission, saying goodbye to Roni Fish, Breezeway Cruises, helping disabled folks and wounded veterans to hunt, letters to the editor, cops and courts, lots of business news and home improvement tips, upcoming events for the whole family, a look at local sports, and so much more!

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  • Gov. Snyder says foreign investment key to Michigan success

    Gov. Rick Snyder is on another delegation to China this week to conduct meetings with high-level elected officials and business leaders on topics including manufacturing, mobility technology, agriculture exports and tourism. “The value of building relationships with other nations cannot be overstated,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. “Michigan has benefited immensely from partnerships we have established…

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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 on October 7th the Twenty Seventh Week in Ordinary Time. Activities during the week that begins October 7th include:  Children’s Faith Formation and Youth Ministry – 5:30 pm October 7th at St. Matthew’s Connect:  Our first whole community…

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  • Michigan remains a manufacturing leader

    Manufacturing will be celebrated throughout North America this week, and few other states reflect the proud history and promise of the commercial processes that transform raw materials into products as Michigan, from automotive to information technologies to pharmaceutical industries. This week culminates in Manufacturing today, Friday Oct. 5. In Michigan, there are more than 80 public…

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  • Line 5 to be shut down, replaced

    The state of Michigan and Enbridge Energy today announced an agreement that officials say will lead to safety enhancements along the length of the Line 5 petroleum pipeline crossing the state, permanently shut down the current segment that crosses the Straits of Mackinac and construct a multi-use utility tunnel beneath the Straits. All costs for…

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  • Need help paying for college?

    Michigan families and students looking for help paying for college should save the date for one of MI Student Aid’s financial aid workshops traveling throughout the Lower Peninsula in October, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury). Last month, MI Student Aid’s Outreach Team traveled across the Upper Peninsula, serving nearly 30 high schools…

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  • Michigan lost 143 dairy farms last year

    SUBMITTED BY MICHIGAN FARM BUREAU Aside from a mid-August ground-breaking for a new cheese processing plant in St. Johns, there’s little positive news to share from Michigan’s dairy sector. And even that news comes with a sobering reality – it will be at least two years before that plant is expected to start taking milk….

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  • Supreme Court awards $1.2M to Vet Treatment Courts

    The Michigan Supreme Court announced today that $1.17 million in grants has been awarded to 24 courts statewide to fund the operation of veterans treatment court (VTC) programs during the next fiscal year. Extensive follow-up analysis shows that unemployment among Michigan veterans treatment court graduates was reduced by more than half in Fiscal Year 2017. “Many of…

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  • Majority back shared cost approach to protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp

    A first-of-its-kind public opinion poll shows an overwhelming majority of people who live near the Great Lakes support immediate action to install additional structural protections that can keep Asian carp from moving out of Illinois rivers and into the Great Lakes. The poll – commissioned by the Great Lakes Partnership to Block Asian Carp – is the…

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  • Michigan Senate adopts ‘Buy Nearby Weekend’ resolution

    The Michigan Senate on Wednesday adopted Senate Resolution 186 to name Oct. 5-7, 2018 as Buy Nearby Weekend in the state of Michigan. “The Buy Nearby campaign, which is in its sixth year, is about supporting local business and keeping more dollars in our communities,” said Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, sponsor of SR 186. “Local retailers are responsible for…

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  • Charlevoix’s State Rep. wants stronger pipeline safety standards

    State Rep. Triston Cole’s plan to better protect the Great Lakes by strengthening pipeline safety standards in the Straits of Mackinac was approved today by the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee. Cole, of Mancelona, said the comprehensive plan ensures vessels and utility companies operating in the Straits are accountable to the people of Michigan. “I’m tired…

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  • NOTICE – Register to vote in Charlevoix County

    NOTICE LAST DAY TO REGISTER NOTICE OF LAST DAY OF REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS OF THE FOLLOWING CITY/TOWNSHIP CHARLEVOIX COUNTY, MICHIGAN All electors are hereby given notice that a General Election will be held in the following City/Township on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Electors who wish to vote in the primary must be registered to vote…

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  • Stabenow legislation to end gag clauses on prescription meds passes

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement following House passage of her bipartisan legislation to eliminate outrageous gag clauses that stop pharmacists from telling customers that they could pay less for their prescription if they pay out of pocket. Stabenow’s bipartisan Know the Lowest Price Act, which passed the Senate unanimously earlier this month, cracks…

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  • 2018 Fall colors in Northern Michigan

    Northern Michigan expected to see peak leaf color between October 14-21 Across the state, peak color season estimates are from October 7-28, with the Upper Peninsula experiencing it first before the colorful swath extends south. Northern Michigan is expected to be at peak leaf color between October 14-21. It’s an ideal time of year to take a…

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  • High winds causing power outages today

    UPDATE 4:15 p.m. 14,000 Great Lakes Energy members remain without power Power was restored today to an estimated 10,150 Great Lakes Energy members as crews continue work to restore power to the remaining estimated 14,000 members. High winds with gusts over 50 mph are responsible for widespread power line damage today that has affected Great…

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  • Help disabled people and wounded vets go deer hunting

    Northern Michigan outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists are partnering to increase opportunities for wounded veterans and handicapped individuals to enjoy fall hunting. The North Country Sportsman’s Club (NCSC), the Tip of the Mitt Quality Deer Management Association (TOMQDMA), the Little Traverse Conservancy (LTC) and Brave Hearts Estate are joining forces this fall for Michigan’s special Independence…

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  • Fisheries regulations passed at Natural Resources Commission meeting

    The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting in September was held at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon. The day started off with the Michigan State Parks Advisory Committee addressing major projects underway to repair upwards of $20 million worth of damage from storms this June and back in 2016. DNR Parks and Recreation…

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  • Waterpaw wins Aquascape Conservationist Award

    Waterpaw is back from Continuing Education with the Aquascape Conservationist of the Year Award. Every August member of the Waterpaw crew travel to the water gardening capital of the world, St. Charles, Illinois. We go to gather information of what is new, what is happening in our industry and how to improve on what is…

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  • Study says Medicaid expansion boosted financial health of low-income Michiganders

    Low-income Michigan residents who enrolled in a new state health insurance plan didn’t just get coverage for their health needs—many also got a boost in their financial health, according to a new study. People who gained coverage under the state’s expanded Medicaid program have experienced fewer debt problems, bankruptcies, evictions and other financial issues than…

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  • Boyne police investigating church graffiti

    The Boyne City Police Department is investigating a string of spray paint graffiti and vandalism that occurred recently. According to a Monday Sept. 17 press release, Boyne City Police were notified by motorists of graffiti spray painted on the walls of a building owned by a local church association. The officers located graffiti on the…

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  • Healthy Michigan waiver hoped to protect local healthcare

    The state of Michigan has submitted an amended waiver to the federal government that, if approved, will allow the continuation of the Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP). “Our Healthy Michigan program has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of Michiganders, and I’m very proud of the success we have seen,” Snyder said. “Having health insurance allows…

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