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The January 26 edition features Chocolate Covered Boyne, and the donations received for the Boyne Country Community Center.


  • An overwhelming wave of Boyne City community sup-port has resulted in a per-manent home for the Boyne Country Community Center (BCCC).The second half of the $50,000 needed to purchase their new location at 212 North Lake St. was raised spontaneously by attendees of the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce annual award banquet on Thursday Jan. 20.We had no idea that was going to happen, said BCCC board secretary/treasurer Stephanie Carter. We knew we were go-ing to be given a 60-second

    slot at the beginning to plug our organization, but we didnt expect such a huge surprise.The BCCC board had only $5,000 in the bank when Boyne City business owner and BCCC fundraiser Jim White pledged $10,000 and then came to the board with news that the Boyne City Ma-sonic Lodge was up for sale.Its amazing. Its overwhelm-ing. Its promising, Carter said. It gives us hope for the second phase which we really didnt have before, so were just thrilled.Started a couple years ago as a dream of the late Jerry Matel-ski, the BCCC had been using the old Carters grocery store

    Chocolate Covered Boyne On Fri-day, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 12.For lovers of chocolate, Chocolate Covered Boyne may just be the right event to cure a sweet-tooth.Taking place on Friday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 12 in downtown Boyne City, the event is an excellent way to get delectable morsels and great shopping deals.People can come to Boyne City on Friday and Saturday to take advan-tage of many discounts and treats all over the downtown, said Jamie

    Baumann, member of the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce. Sat-urday night is going to be a wine and chocolate tasting concert.Chocolate Covered Boyne was started as a response from the Boyne City Main Street Program to initi-ate a new event closer to Valentines Day.The committee, led by Linn Wil-liams, felt that an event was needed around the holiday to promote the community in a special way, and they wanted to create yet another reason to visit Boyne City.


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    Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011Volume 2, Issue 22 Seek the Truth, Serve the Citizens

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    A new Boyne City business owner said he is facing com-plaints about his new business before he has even opened the doors.The 220 Lake St. property owner Patrick Schaller, who plans to open this spring serv-ing American cuisine as Coo-pers Pub & Grill, is already hearing concerns from at least one neighboring property own-er about potential noise levels.From my understanding, its related to an old conflict of thought, between the former restaurant (220 Lake St. Food & Spirits) and a neighbor, Schaller said. Hopefully this

    focus of noise concerns related to my new business is not solely because of the former conflict, otherwise I feel like Im being discriminated by association.One property neighbor has made his concerns about Schallers business public dur-ing the Jan. 11 Boyne City Commission meeting.I think its great what youre doing. I think its going to be a real plus for the town. My con-cern, of course, is as you know we have had some significant noise issues where we live which is right next door to the 200 Lake Street property over the last three years, said John McCan. I dont know if Mr. Schaller is going to continue

    the night club operation. But, when the night club was in op-eration we had just tremendous noise and our living quarters at that time were 50 to 100 feet away from the wall of the night club.He added, For this facility I would just ask you to look into any potential noise issues because this facility is 10 to 15 feet away from our living area.Schaller said it is normal for businesses to make noise dur-ing the course of operation.Thats what we call job cre-ation and commerce, he said. Do the downtown festivals make noise? Do the fair rides at the Mushroom Festival make

    noise? These traditional Boyne City festivals could be nega-tively affected by a noise ordi-nance revision.Schaller added, Im not break-ing a law by opening and oper-ating a restaurant/pub, so I have no legal responsibility to miti-gate with neighbors. The 220 South Lake Street address has been a restaurant/bar location for decades, and the theater has been there for a century.McCan said he got the impres-sion that Schallers new busi-ness venture was going to be entertaining much lower vol-ume activities than the busi-ness before him.Schaller said his focus right

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    2 BOyNE CIty GAZEttE Jan. 26, 2011

    Living in an apart-ment com-plex is a trip into an-other world after hav-ing ones own home for over 60 years.

    Granted that that there has not been one house in my adult life which I can think back to as home because my life has been far too transient, even including the 50 years I have called Boyne City or its environs home.I think my par-ents house where I worked my way through my junior and senior high years probably remains home to

    me to this day. Not only did I live there during those great years, but it also became home for my husband and me and our first son after World War II drew to a close. We all hung our hats there as my fa-ther helped us build our first house on Holland-Sylvania Road near Maumee, Ohio. It was tiny but perfect for our

    early years of becoming par-ents.Thinking back I count seven houses following that first one. Six have been here in Michigan. All different, four were ones for which I drew the floor plans etc. This was possible because of the long hours in my childhood I spent watching my father, a self-

    educated architect and build-er, work as he sat on a high stool before a large wooden drawing table in his office. It fascinated me to watch a house evolve as my dad al-lowed his creative mind to move the pencil he held in his hand across a large piece of tracing paper attached to

    Ive always had a fascina-tion with old newspapers.Ive read ev-erything from issues of the P e t o s k e y n e w s p a p e r decades back to issues of what used to the the Boyne

    Citizen as far back as the 1800s, and it seems like another world.I see a Boyne City with dirt roads, horse-drawn buggies, and people working to dredge what once was the Pine Lake (now Lake Charlev-oix), effectively lowering the wa-ter level by several feet.I see businesses charging pennies for loaves of bread, obituaries pro-claiming lives of people who died long before I was born, and men wearing top hats, bowlers, and bowties.I also look and see the important news of the day.

    The citizens were one day proud that their children could have a school to go to, and happier still to take the train to their next destina-tion.The missions, which are now churches, worked with travelling priests and pastors, as they gave sermons on their way through, making rounds from church to church.Issues affecting the residents in 1909 included the finding of oil in Mancelona, the selling of fire-water to minor children, and the opening of a Justices Office in City Hall. We look back and see just what was important to everyone.I often wonder what people would think 100 years from now if they read The Boyne City Gazette.Some weeks, the grim truth can be seen the front page showing things like a complaint against the Police Department, a lawsuit af-fecting Grandvue, the home for many of Boynes elders, and the turmoil abounding from gas and

    oil leases.Other weeks, business open, busi-nesses close, and a building may be knocked down, but were not sure yet, so check back next week.I know one thing for sure.One hundred years from now, peo-pl