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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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    Steps to safeguard your property during Boyne City sewer cleaning project

    The Boyne City sewer cleaning and inspection program is scheduled to begin this week. Boyne City has received a sizable grant from the MDEQ to complete Asset Management Plans for the City’s sanitary and storm sewer collection systems. This will include the cleaning and televising of large portions of the City’s sewer systems. The main…

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    Boyne City goals, parking, statue discussed

    Several major business items—including parking, city goals, and a new soldier monument—were discussed at the Boyne City Commission’s end-of-August meeting. Following are highlights from the Tuesday Aug. 28 meeting. Look for coverage of the city’s Sept. 11 meeting in next week’s Boyne City Gazette.  

Aug. 7 election reminder; sample ballots at michigan.gov/vote

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is reminding eligible voters to cast ballots in the state’s primary on Tuesday, Aug. 7. “In this election you are choosing candidates for federal, state and local offices, including governor, congressional seats and state House and Senate offices,” Johnson said. “Please take a few moments to cast a ballot…

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  • Michigan governor candidate video interviews

    Reporters from the Detroit Journalism Cooperative sat down with gubernatorial hopefuls for substantive, one-hour interviews on the most pressing issues facing the state. Watch the interviews by candidate or topic at miweek.org This year, Michigan voters will be selecting a new governor, who will be facing important issues that will determine the health and vitality of the…

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  • Michigan governor candidates talk clean energy, economy and Line 5

    A recent Q & A proffered by The Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities garnered opinions from eight Michigan gubernatorial candidates regarding the rapidly expanding clean energy economy and how protection of the Great Lakes are both central to Michigan’s future. SEE THE ATTACHED ANSWER DOCUMENT BELOW To help voters understand how governor candidates intend to…

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  • Boyne City Commission business

    The Boyne City Commission dealt with a number of agenda items at its most recent regular meeting including a look at purchasing a fuel tank for a generator at the wastewater plant, further work on the proposed plan to extend water main service in the city, consideration to approve demolition of a structure under the…

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  • Boyne City High School Class of 1978 reunion

    The Boyne City High School (BCHS) Class of 1978 is holding its 40th High School Reunion on Saturday Aug. 4, at the Pine Lake Lodge, upstairs from the Boyne City Taproom. The time for the event is 3 to 6 p.m., but from 6 p.m. on all alumni of BCHS are invited to join in….

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  • Michigan Supreme Court rules on anti-gerrymandering proposal

    The Michigan Supreme Court, yesterday, upheld a lower court’s decision to keep the anti-gerrymandering proposal on the Nov. 6 ballot in a 4-3 decision. SEE FULL COURT OPINION ATTACHED BELOW Voters Not Politicians, the grassroots, nonpartisan campaign to end the manipulation of voting maps by politicians and put voters in charge of an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission,…

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  • Michaywé Art and Crafts Fair Aug. 10-11

    The Michaywé Art and Crafts Fair is celebrating its 40th anniversary in August with more than 100 artists and exhibitors, special “Kids Zone” children’s activities, and a fun raffle to benefit a local charity. This premier northern-Michigan fair will be held outdoors and indoors — both beneath the trees around the pond, and in event…

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  • Lady sports leagues raise money for breast health

    The Ladies Racquet Sports, Ladies 9 hole golf, and Ladies 18 hole golf leagues at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club hosted the 12th annual Take a Swing at Cancer event on June 19 and 20. Over 65 golfers and 30 tennis players participated to raise money for the Kathleen Jontz Breast Health Fund through McLaren Northern Michigan…

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  • #466 Boyne City Gazette Aug. 1

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on Polish Fest, Boyne City Commission business, school board news, the Portside Arts Fair, cops and courts, lots of business and community news, events photos, and so much more!

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  • What Michiganders need to know about REAL ID mandate

    GUEST COMMENTARY BY MICHIGAN SECY OF STATE RUTH JOHNSON It’s been a great summer for travel in Pure Michigan and around the U.S.! That’s why we’re getting the word out about REAL ID to all air travelers who fly inside the United States. It’s my last year as your Secretary of State and implementing this…

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  • Michigan Amtrack rail network now bike friendly

    Starting this week, bicycles will be accepted aboard the Amtrak Wolverine Service (Trains 350-355), sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) with three daily round-trips between Pontiac and Chicago, via Detroit, Dearborn, Jackson and other stops. There is a $10 charge, in addition to the railfare, and bicyclists must make reservations to carry their…

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  • Walloon Antique Flywheelers fest July 26-29

    Join the Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers for their 31st annual tractor engine and craft show event from Thursday July 26 through Sunday July 29, on the Walloon Flywheelers’ fairgrounds off US-131 between Walloon Lake and Boyne Falls. The Antique Flywheelers Show promises old-time fun for the whole family. In addition to arts, crafts, tractor displays…

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  • Boyne City holds goal-setting session

    Nearly two dozen residents, business owners, and public officials gathered Monday July 16 to discuss the future of Boyne City. Boyne City officials hosted the event—which they say already had the input of more than 500 people leading up to last week’s session—in the newly renovated Veterans Park Pavilion.    

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  • Little Traverse Historical Society presents Odawa archivist

    Little Traverse Historical Society of Petoskey has announced its next evening program Thursday July 26 at 7 p.m. Eric Hemenway, the Odawa archivist, will be at the museum to discuss the history of the Odawa tribe including the Native American removals of the 1830s. The museum is located on the Petoskey waterfront at 100 Depot Court. The program…

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  • Standard and Poor’s ups Michigan economic outlook

    After conducting a thorough review of the state of Michigan’s economy and finances, Standard & Poor’s today announced they have increased the state’s credit rating from AA- to AA with a “stable outlook.” S&P’s AA credit rating enables the state to borrow money at a lower interest rate—saving taxpayers millions of dollars—and reflects improvements in…

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  • Bay Harbor Arts Festival July 27-28

    The Village at Bay Harbor is delighted to celebrate the 2018 Bay Harbor Arts Festival. In its 19th year, the Festival is back on the waterfront lawns, and better than ever! This year features a segment called the Artisan Green Market, in addition to the juried Fine Arts section of the event.

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  • Little Traverse Historical Society to show Hemingway program

    Little Traverse Historical Society of Petoskey has announced its next evening program on Sunday July 22 at 5 p.m. The museum will be hosting a showing of the historical documentary, Young Hemingway and his Enduring Eden. This showing is to commemorate Hemingway’s birthday on July 21 and is also part of the celebrations around the one-year anniversary of the…

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  • Gov. Snyder supports environmental quality openness, oversight

    Greater opportunities for transparency and input into critical environmental quality rule-making processes, as well as an alternative appeals process for applications received by the Department of Environmental Quality, are now in place under legislation signed this week by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. “When state leaders make decisions impacting environmental quality, Michiganders deserve full transparency,” Snyder…

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  • Celebrate Boyne library’s 100th year

    The Boyne District Library has a big celebration planned to celebrate its 100th Anniversary as a Carnegie Library in Boyne City. Plans include games for all ages—representing each of the decades from 1918 to the present—photographic slide show of Boyne City over the last 100 years, music, prizes, ice cream and cake. This centennial celebration…

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  • Study shows gains in jobs for Michigan students

    A major research study by the University of Michigan-Flint shows students who enrolled in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program have a higher graduation rate; higher weekly wages, and an increased likelihood of enrolling in college. The JMG program was established ten years ago to help at risk youth graduate from high school and…

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  • Nature Lovers Discovery Camp at Raven Hill

    In conjunction with the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit in August & September, this camp will focus on the wonders of water, so bring your water gear and get ready to explore the pond, creek, swamp and rain gardens at Raven Hill.

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  • MDOT modernizes Mi Drive site for motorists

    The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has launched its newly designed Mi Drive construction and traffic information website. With motorists in mind, the streamlined Mi Drive website makes it even easier to view traffic cameras and speeds, locate incidents, and search construction projects – helping motorists know before they go. Inside the new Mi Drive website, motorists…

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  • Boyne Expo registration now open

    Registration is now open for the Boyne Chamber’s 10th Annual Business Expo and Taste of Boyne. Don’t delay, because priority booth selection is determined by the order in which exhibitors register and pay for their space! The Expo will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 30, in the Civic Center at Boyne…

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  • Michigan tax-foreclosed property auctions

    More than 250 tax-foreclosed properties in eight Michigan counties will be offered at public auctions between Aug. 1 and Aug. 28, 2018, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Branch, Clinton, Iosco, Keweenaw, Livingston, Luce, Mecosta and Shiawassee counties have chosen to use the state of Michigan as their foreclosing governmental unit. The residential and commercial…

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  • Boyne Catholic Community events

    The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality beginning on August 5th the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Activities during the week that begins August 5th include:  Annual Sunday Celebration of Mass in the Tent:   Join us as we celebrate Mass on Sunday August 5th in the…

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  • Charlevoix County Planning meeting cancelled

    The Charlevoix County Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 2 has been cancelled due to lack of a quorum. The next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 6 in the Commissioner Room at the Charlevoix County Building, 203 Antrim St., Charlevoix. If you have any questions, please contact the Parks & Planning Department at (231) 547-7234 or planning@charlevoixcounty.org.

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  • Canada and USA celebrate Michigan groundbreaking of Gordie Howe Int’l Bridge

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and the Honorable Amarjeet Sohi, Canadian minister of Infrastructure and Communities, this week participated in an event to mark the Michigan advance construction groundbreaking for the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The Windsor-Detroit trade corridor is the busiest commercial land border crossing and an important trade and transportation route between Canada and…

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  • Many bills proposed for adoption in Michigan legislature

    A number of proposed pieces of legislation could go up for votes when Michigan lawmakers return for the fall session. Some of the proposed bills include inter-agency homicide review teams, an independent counsel law, discounts on certain military surplus vehicles, a bicycle sales tax, school counselor mandate, and much more.    

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  • Michigan schools to try automotive cybersecurity curriculum

    Governor Rick Snyder joined industry leaders this week at the 2018 SAE CyberAuto Challenge to announce a new high school curriculum focused on automotive cybersecurity training and filling the existing skills gap in the career field of automotive cybersecurity. Masters of Mobility: Cyber Security on the Road will provide in-depth training for Michigan high school…

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  • Leadership Cvx County taking proposals

    Leadership Charlevoix County (LCC) is now accepting proposals for its annual Community Service Project from local nonprofit organizations. The program is now starting 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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  • #465 Boyne City Gazette July 25

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette has stories on Habitat for Humanity’s women’s building event in Boyne City, the city commission’s goal-setting session held last week, an upcoming celebration of Walloon, a new opportunity for high-speed internet service, lots of pictures from local events, letters to the editor, cops and courts, classifieds and business news, info…

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  • U.S. Department of Labor Rescinds 2016 Persuader Rule

    The U.S. Department of Labor has rescinded the 2016 Persuader Rule, which exceeded the authority of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). The Persuader Rule impinged on attorney-client privilege by requiring confidential information to be part of disclosures and was strongly condemned by many stakeholders, including the American Bar Association. A federal court has…

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  • New Michigan laws aimed at protecting bicyclists on roads

    Michigan drivers will now be required to leave at least 3 feet of space while passing bicyclists on the road under legislation signed recently by Gov. Rick Snyder. “Many Michiganders enjoy activities like bicycling, but these activities can leave them vulnerable to vehicles sharing the road,” Snyder said. “Drivers must exercise caution and maintain awareness…

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  • Join the 5 million on Michigan organ donor registry

    More than 5 million Michigan residents now have joined the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, making a commitment to give the gift of life, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced this week. “Every name is a beacon of hope for the more than 3,200 people in Michigan awaiting a life-changing transplant,” Johnson said. “I want to…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE – Aug. 7 primary election in Charlevoix County

    ELECTION NOTICE NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION TO THE ELECTORS OF THE FOLLOWING CITIES/TOWNSHIPS CHARLEVOIX COUNTY, MICHIGAN TO BE HELD AUGUST 7, 2018 To the qualified electors of the following Cities/Townships notice is hereby given that a Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, for the purpose of electing officials for the following…

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  • Jazz at Walloon event to benefit St. Michael Academy

    If you enjoy live Jazz and lakeside settings, Jazz at Walloon on July 21, 2018, featuring The Four Freshmen is for you. This a benefit concert for St. Michael Academy, the region’s only Classical Catholic high school, and will take place at a private residence on Walloon Lake. Since their inception in 1948, The Four…

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  • Boyne City Food Truck Rally Thursday July 19

    In celebration of all things local, the Boyne City Farmers Market is hosting the 5th Annual Food Truck Rally fundraiser at Veterans Park on Thursday, July 19, from 6-9 p.m. “This is the ultimate foodie event—food trucks, local brews and live music,” said organizer Becky Harris. Market vendors participating are; Beijo deChocolat and Pea &…

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  • Public hearings July 23-24 in TC on discrimination in schools

    The Michigan Civil Rights Commission will hold two public hearings in Traverse City to examine discrimination in Michigan’s K-12 schools, the first on Monday July 23 and the second on Tuesday July 24. Both hearings will take place at the Grand Traverse Resort, located at 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd. in Williamsburg, Michigan.    

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