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    BCPS Board of Ed business

    Jennifer Clasman-Ammerman, a concerned parent of two Boyne City Public Schools Students, read a letter detailing her concerns over how much time students at Boyne City Middle School have to eat their lunch. Clasman-Ammerman contended that a number of students and their parents share the concern that they don’t have enough time to eat.

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    Charlevoix County in top 10

    Charlevoix County has been found to be among the most financially healthy places in Michigan, according to a new study by SmartAsset.    

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    Boyne City Commission news

    Marijuana ordinance, building height, sculpture purchase, and DPW upgrades top the most recent city business. Boyne City Commissioners met on Tuesday Feb. 12 for their regular meeting. Following are the highlights:    

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    Boyne City Police activity

    The latest look at the Boyne City Police Department’s day-to-day work in the community. Here are the weekly incident reports spanning Monday Jan. 28 through Sunday Feb. 10.    

  • MDOT keeping most rest areas open year-round

    The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will keep nearly all of the state’s 77 rest areas open this winter to maintain the convenience and safety they provide to motorists, but will again close five seasonal areas beginning today. “Many travelers look to our network of rest areas for a safe stopping point on their travels,…

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  • Volunteers needed to pack Christmas boxes

    Volunteers are needed to set up and pack Christmas boxes for Boyne Area Community Christmas. Please join us at the Boyne City Early Education Building (old Middle School) gym beginning each day at 10 a.m. and working until done. The more volunteers we have the earlier we will be done each day. Wed. Dec. 19…

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  • Sen. Peters working to attract, retain quality workers

    U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) recently introduced legislation to help attract recent graduates to communities that have experienced population loss or have high poverty rates. The bipartisan bill will help expand post-graduation scholarships, which are grants awarded by community foundations to recent graduates to pay down their student debt if…

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  • Ann Arbor, East Lansing among Best Sports Cities

    With the College Football Playoff selection committee to release its final Top 25 ranking on Dec. 2 and the North American sports industry expected to pull in nearly $69.3 billion this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best Sports Cities as well as accompanying videos. To determine the cities where the game is…

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  • OPINION – Constitutional quandary; Star Trek style

    GUEST COMMENTARY BY MITCH MACKAY OF EAST JORDAN BRIDGE, WE HAVE A PROBLEM. The USS Enterprise is under attack. By the USS Constitution. Yes, you heard me right. We are being attacked by ourselves. Cap’n, this is unprecedented. Well, Number One, get me a detailed rundown of the problem as soon as possible and we’ll…

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  • Eddie Essay Awards this week

    10th-Grade students from Boyne City and Boyne Falls Boyne wrote an essay with the prompt “If I had $100 to give to my favorite local charity which charity would you give the contribution to and why?”

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  • Gov’t working to protect kids from e-cigs

    New Data Shows Urgent Need for Michigan to Act to Protect Kids from E-cigarettes as FDA Announces Plans to Move Forward with Ending the Sale of Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars American Lung Association Urges Governor-Elect Whitmer and the Michigan Legislature to Push Forward to Address Youth E-cigarette ‘Epidemic’ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

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  • Cost of a Thanksgiving dinner

    American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 33rd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12, marking the third consecutive year that the overall cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined, and at…

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  • Busiest airports for Thanksgiving travel

    In an effort to help empower travelers to make more informed decisions when it comes to Thanksgiving 2018 travel plans, Hopper and InsureMyTrip research teams reveal what airports and flights to avoid, the best time to buy, and how the latest data trends can aid travelers when comparing travel insurance benefits. Summary The data revealed the following trends for Thanksgiving…

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  • Drowsy driving causes 100,000 crashes yearly

    The Insurance Alliance of Michigan is encouraging drivers to think twice before getting behind the wheel when they feel sleepy, part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness about tired driving during Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. “Drowsy driving is becoming a serious problem in Michigan and across the country,” said Dyck Van Koevering, general counsel for the Insurance Alliance…

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  • Safe driving tips for Michigan winters

    It’s looking like winter may have arrived to stay for a while here in northern lower Michigan. That makes it a great time to review what drivers should expect during winter storm events and what their responsibilities are for getting to their destinations safely. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Michigan State Police (MSP)…

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  • Line 5 oversight panel planned

    State Rep. Lee Chatfield and Sen. Tom Casperson today said they are working on a plan to establish a new panel to oversee the construction and operation of a proposed tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac.

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  • Funeral this week for Boyne’s Oral Sutliff

    Visitation for beloved Boyne City fixture Oral Sutliff is planned for 5-7 p.m. on Thursday Dec. 6 at the Boyne City First Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Friday Dec. 7 at St. Matthew Church in Boyne City with a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Sutliff, who died…

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  • Eddie Essay Awards photo album

    This photo album contains just some of the many pictures that wouldn’t fit in this week’s special Eddie Essay edition of the Boyne City Gazette. Pick up a copy of this week’s Boyne City Gazette to read all the top essays from this year’s winter Boyne City Kiwanis Eddie Essay Contest! Photos by Chris Faulknor

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  • Observing National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

    November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, an important time for staff of Hospice of Northwest Michigan. This national observance offers a chance to reflect on the year’s work in the community supporting families navigating hospice and grief. “For me, one of the most meaningful events this year was our special memorial service held…

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  • $1M to enhance sex assault prevention on MI’s college campuses

    $1 million in grant funding has been awarded to 22 Michigan colleges and universities to help prevent sexual assault on campus thanks to Michigan’s Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program (CSAGP). This year marks the highest investment in the program to date, with more than $2.5 million in grant funding available since it was launched in 2015 by…

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  • Observe AIDS Day with screening of Rent in TC

    Public invited to free film showing and panel discussion on Friday Nov. 30 A free screening of the movie “Rent” followed by a question-and-answer session are planned for 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 30, at Cherry Blossom 14 Theater in Traverse City. The movie and discussion are being sponsored by the Thomas Judd Care Center in recognition of…

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  • Distiller opens Boyne tasting room this week

    Grand Rapids-based Long Road Distillers is set to open its new distillery tasting room in Boyne City this Friday. The celebration will coincide with other activities in the downtown retail district including the Santa Parade and holiday open house at participating retailers.

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  • BOOK REVIEW – U.P. native pens thriller

    Writers and Writing column By Michael Tidemann Dead Man Running a nail-biter Every once in a while, a detective novel comes along that breaks all the barriers of genre and is destined to become a literary classic. That’s the best way to describe Dead Man Running by author Steve Hamilton, formerly from Upper Peninsula Michigan and now living in…

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  • Boyne Thanksgiving & Christmas kickoff

    The holiday season in Boyne City begins with the Boyne Kiwanis Turkey Trot the morning of Thursday Nov. 22 and continues with the Eagles Club’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Then, on Friday Nov. 23, head downtown for the annual Santa parade, community tree-lighting, and local business open house. Be sure to stop by the Coldwell…

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  • Safe holiday cooking reminders

    Local Health Departments across Northern Michigan are teaming up with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide tips and resources for safe food preparation during the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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  • Best things to buy on Black Friday

    With 51 percent of American consumers saying that Black Friday no longer offers the best deals of the year, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2018’s Best Things to Buy on Black Friday. WalletHub determined that 14 percent of items offer no savings compared with their pre-Black Friday prices. To find out whether shoppers are really getting the…

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  • Education Trust opens for holiday giving

    The Michigan Education Trust (MET) Board of Directors announced today that the state’s prepaid college tuition program will reopen enrollment on Dec. 1, allowing holiday gift buyers to purchase or contribute toward a child’s 529 prepaid tuition contract and qualify for a deduction on their Michigan tax return. “The reopening of enrollment is perfectly timed,”…

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  • USPS holiday shipping deadlines

    The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver nearly 15 billion pieces of mail and 900 million packages, for a total of nearly 16 billion cheerful deliveries this holiday season – the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. “The Postal Service is ready to deliver for the holiday season. We have increased our operating capacity…

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  • Women’s self-defense training in Charlevoix

    The Charlevoix County Sheriff Office may host free self-defense training for women in Charlevoix County in December. The sheriff office is looking for input to see if there is a need or desire for the class. Class size is yet-to-be determined based on need. Potential date for the training is Dec. 5 or 6. If…

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