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Danielle Peltz and Clayton Hilla

Peltz – Hilla

Danielle Peltz and Clayton Hilla, both of Sault Ste. Marie, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Randy and Joan Peltz of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Mark and Dawn Hilla of Rogers City. Danielle is a 2005 graduate of Alpena High School. She is employed by ...

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Miller Evans

The families of Paul Evans and Laura Miller are pleased to announce their engagement. Evans, a Muskegon native, moved to the Alpena area over three years ago and Miller, a native from Birch Run, made the move just months ago. Their romantic proposal occurred on Laura’s Nov. 11 ...

Museum capital campaign nearing goal

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan is pressing on toward its 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign goal of $500,000. To date, $385,000 has been raised in less than a year's time."We are so appreciative of the support the community has given us," said Museum Executive Director Chris Witulski. ...

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Benjamin and Whitney Klein

Broers – Klein

Whitney Jane Broers and Benjamin Ryan Klein exchanged their wedding vows Oct. 14, 2016, on the Leelanau Peninsula in Leland. The bride’s cousin, Nathan Miller, officiated the 5 p.m. destination double-ring ceremony, which took place at The Leland Country Club. The bride is the daughter of ...

Erin and Robert Waitkus

Schultz – Waitkus

Oct. 28, 2016, was a great day in the Schultz family. Erin Schultz, granddaughter of Clarence and Adeline Schultz of Ossineke, married long-time friend Robert Waitkus. The ceremony took place at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dearborn. Erin recently received her diploma and is working as a ...

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Szczerowski – Lancewicz

Jaclyn Rose Szczerowski and Michael Lancewicz exchanged their wedding vows Aug. 6, 2016 at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Alpena. Rev. Paul Lance officiated the 3 p.m. double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Theresa Szczerowski and the late Ervin Szczerowski of ...

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Samela Smith

Monika Samela and Joshua Smith exchanged their wedding vows Sept. 24, 2016 at Castle Farms in Charlevoix. Pastor Brad Matuzak performed the 3 p.m. double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Milan and Jana Samela of Gaylord. The groom is the son of Tim and Barb Smith of ...

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Hansen 25th

Hansen 25th Tony Hansen and Kathryn DeCaire recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Dec. 21, 1991 in a candlelight service at Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. Thomas Downs officiating. Attending the bride and groom were bestman Joseph Schelling and maid ...

Minard 60th

James and Vida Minard of Oscoda are blessed to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 25, 2015 with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.The couple were married in East Tawas on June 25, 1955.

Doyle 50th

Joseph and Betty Ann (Maciejewski) Doyle of Fenton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 16, 2015. The couple were married at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Flint.Joe was co-owner of H&D Tuxedo in Flint, and recently retired from Sharp Funeral Homes. Betty Ann was originally from ...

Szatkowski 25th

Szatkowski25thMike and Treva Szatkowski of 361 Lake Winyah Rd., Alpena, are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.Mr. Szatkowski and the former Treva Vassallo were married Jan. 25, 1990, at the justice of the peace in Alpena. They have two children, Sidney Szatkowski and Megan Szatkowski ...

Lifestyles | VIEW ALL

The Moxie Strings Poster for schools

Winter weekend with Moxie Strings

Alpena County Library welcomes the talented Moxie Strings back for an all-ages musical performance on Sunday at 2 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. Following their first tour of Ireland and the release of their new album, “Outlet,” the Moxie Strings are back on tour in ...

Zonta Club of Alpena offers scholarships

Diane O’Connor, chair of the Zonta Club of Alpena Scholarship Committee, announced that the club will be awarding six scholarships totaling $3,100.00 for the 2017-18 academic year to deserving area women. The following are available: ∫ Young Women in Public Affairs Award offers a $550 ...

Dinner and Dancing for the Arts

Let the celebrating begin. During 2017, Thunder Bay Arts Council celebrates not just one but three different anniversaries. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the founding of the organization. It also marks the 40th anniversary of TBAC’s premier summer arts and crafts show, Art on the ...