News & Announcements

2017 Summer Celebration Concerts Announced

Each summer, Mancelona Chamber of Commerce hosts several music concerts for all to come and enjoy, at no cost to them.  It's an opportunity to go out, have a night on the town without having to dip into your pockets, sit back and relax, visit with friends and neighbors, and just enjoy some good music.


All concerts are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. downtown Mancelona in the street on North Maple, between State Street and M-88 Highway in the area known as Triangle Park (where the clock is).  Bring lawn chairs and blankets, whatever you are most comfortable with.  In case of rain, concerts are moved across the highway to the Farmers Market pavilion located next to the Buck Pole on the east side of U.S. 131 by the traffic light, in Railroad Park.  


The Concert Schedule follows:


Tuesday, July 11 - Kenny Thompson. "I am interested in making people dance, smile, tap their toes, snap fingers, sing out loud and have fun," says Kenny.  He does all that, and more, with his singing and guitar-strummin' talent.


Tuesday, July 25 - Billy Craig.  Detroit-based singer/songwriter Billy Craig joins us for the first time in Mancelona.  Billy is spreading like wildfire among country fans.  His sizzlin' hot, new CD is breaking through the radio airwaves here in the US and across Europe. Billy continues to gain notorieety through mainstream media with Carrie Underwood News, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, WSM in Nashville and many other radio shows around the country.  Billy has a flair all of his own.  Come meet him in Mancelona, July 25!


Tuesday, August 8 - Rawhide.  Rawhide is a 6 member band playing a wide vareity of music ranging from classic rock to country.   


Watch for fliers distributed through Mancelona area.  For more information call the Chamber of Commerce, 231-587-5500.



Michigan Made Products Retail Store Opens

Rooted is a new business now open in the Village of Mancelona.  Rooted features all Michigan made products, including wood working, jewelry, candles, jams and jellies, maple syrup, apparel, seasonings and spices, and more. Also offering Ashby's hand-dipped ice cream. 


Rooted is currently open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Located on US 131 next door to Iron Skillet Restaurant (south of the traffic light).


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Mancelona Welcomes New Restaurant

Mustangs Pub and Grill is now open.  Established March 8, 2017, the restaurant is located on U.S. 131 Highway south of Mancelona, at Twin Lake Road.


Owner Jeff Topous said a full menu, including daily specials, Fish Fry Friday, Prime Rib Saturday nights, steaks, soups, salad bar are offered.


They are awaiting on their liquor license (as of May 15, 2017) and expect to have it within a few days.


Call ahead for hours at 231-518-9499.  





Great Cuts Lawn Care joins Chamber

Great Cuts Lawn Care was established February, 2017 by Dominic Schoech of Kalkaska.  Great Cuts Lawn Care provides lawn mowing, spring & fall cleanup services, thatching, lawn aeration, bush and hedge trimming.  Cleans up downed trees and branches, general waste removal.  Dead heading of flower gardens.  Lawn aeration is the process of loosening up the soil so your lawn can breathe, allowing roots to grow deeper, and fertilizers to work more effectively.  


We serve Antrim, Kalkaska, Fife Lake, South Boardman, Boyne area, Alba, Bellaire, Kingsley and all points between," said Dominic.  


Call for free estimates or to set up an appointment for services.  Phone: 231-384-3594. 

4H Book Club - A Novel Bunch

The 4H Book Club - A Novel Bunch is a club for junior high and high school teenagers.  Club members read a new book each month and then meet to discuss the book.  The book titles are chosen and voted on by the kids themselves.


The gropu meets the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Bellaire Public Library.


For more information or to join, please cal Joshua Byard (Club President) at 231-533-8747.



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