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Amber Uuro and Ken LaMarre to wed

Amber Uuro and Ken LaMarre are pleased to announce their engagement. Amber is the daughter of Al and Denise Uuro of Ishpeming. She is a 2009 graduate of Ishpeming High School and 2013 graduate of Northern Michigan University with a degree in finance. She is employed with the City of Marquette ...

Jessica Pearson and Robert Brown to wed

Jessica Pearson of Mount Pleasant and Robert Brown of Bay Port are pleased to announce their engagement. Jessica is the daughter of Parry and Nancy Pearson of West Branch, formerly of Alpena, and the granddaughter of Eldon and Carol Grabow and Beverly Pearson, all of Alpena. She graduated ...

Karina Reyes and John Story to marry

Karina Reyes and John Story of Slidell, La., are pleased to announce their engagement. Karina is the daughter of Jose and Adrianna Reyes of Slidell, La., and Reina Ondina Reyes of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. She graduated from Centro Cultural Sampedrano in 2006. John, formerly of Alpena, is ...

Frampton and Vanden Heuvel to wed

Juli Frampton and Aaron Vanden Heuvel are pleased to announce their engagement. Juli is the daughter of Karen and the late Daniel Frampton. She graduated from Alpena High School and Grand Valley State University. Aaron is the son of Joannie and Gilbert Vanden Heuvel. He graduated from ...

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Adams and Taylor united in marriage

Hayley Adams and Adam Taylor exchanged their marriage vows on August 18, 2018. The double ring ceremony was held at a close family friends’ beautiful lakefront property on Grand Lake in Presque Isle. Brother of the groom, Glen Brixey, officiated. Parents of the bride are Rae-Margaret and ...

Stevens­—Francisco united in marriage

Kelli Lynn Stevens and Chad Burton Francisco exchanged their marriage vows on Feb. 19, 2019, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alpena. Pastor James Erickson officiated the ceremony. In attendance were the bride and groom’s parents, grandparents, witnesses and sons, Colton and Chase Francisco. ...

Hincka and Szubelak exchange vows

Korynn Lindzey Hincka and Hudson Peter Szubelak exchanged their marriage vows July 21, 2018, at Huron Shores Fellowship Church in Alpena. Pastor Brad Matuzak officiated over the double ring ceremony. Parents of the bride are Eric and Tammy Hincka of Posen. Parents of the groom are Peter and ...

Emily Frankman and Nicholas Brousseau wed

Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens was the setting for the wedding of Emily Lynn Frankman and Nicholas Allen Brousseau on Sept. 22, 2018. Emily is the daughter of Elizabeth Falk and John and Kelli Frankman. Nicholas is the son of Thomas and Patricia Brousseau. Attending the ...

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Grulkes celebrate 65th anniversary

Ken and Joan Grulke of 1161 Lake Winyah Road, Alpena, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Ken Grulke and the former Joan Gibbons were married July 10, 1954, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Alpena. Their children are Gerald Grulke of Muskegon, Michael and Julie Grulke of ...

Deans celebrating 65th wedding anniversary

Wellington and Barbara Dean of Alpena will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, June 26. They were united in marriage in Detroit, Mich., by Barbara’s Uncle Davis Magee, a Methodist minister who had also wed Barbara’s parents, John and Crete Bruder. Receptions to ...

LaFleches celebrate 50th anniversary

Glen and Karen LaFleche celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in February, after mass with a wonderful party hosted by Father James Fitzpatrick. They enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Courtyard, along with their children and grandchildren. Glen and Karen (Krawczak) were married February 8, ...

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Blooming beauty

News Photos by Julie Goldberg Two gardens are being featured in July by Alpena Garden Club in the “You’ve Been Bloomed” program, which recognizes outstanding gardens around town. Pictured above is a corner garden at 505 1st Ave., and below is MediLodge’s garden at 301 Long Rapids ...

Get your arts and crafts on at the 43rd Annual Art on the Bay

ALPENA — Now in its 43rd year, Art on the Bay will bring more than 130 artists from near and far to share their talents with the Alpena community. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Bayview Park. As of Thursday, more than 130 vendors ...

Smart Driver course offered

The Region 9 Area Agency on Aging will host an 8-hour AARP Smart Driver course from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. The course will be at the NEMCSA Annex building at 2560 U.S.-23 South in Alpena. The fee for the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Class participants must ...

‘Everything but a giveaway’

ALPENA — Thirty years ago, a small group of parishioners with First Congregational United Church of Christ began discussions as to how they would start their first Habitat for Humanity project. Max Lindsay was among that group. Lindsay said the Rev. Bob Case, who was pastor of the ...