Lifestyles

Erin Wright receives Fulbright scholarship

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Coast Guard Academy Cadet First Class Erin Wright has been awarded a 2018-2019 Fulbright scholarship to pursue a Master of Philosophy degree in Energy Engineering at Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom. Wright is the daughter of Chris and Elizabeth Wright of ...

Worship and Justice Tour visits Alpena next week

Contemporary Christian singer Aaron Boyd and motivational speaker Grant McCartney from NBC’s America Ninja Warrior are bringing their World Orphans Worship and Justice Tour to Alpena on April 27. McCartney will speak to students at Thunder Bay Junior High School and Besser Elementary School ...

Membership matters at Art in the Loft

With this year’s annual membership campaign, Art in the Loft hopes to convey the idea that memberships help make art possible for everyone. Thanks to its memberships and other support from the community and grants, the Loft already has many well-recognized creative opportunities in place. ...

Finding a place to write in Fairview

After 40 years of living and working in California, Alpena native Richard Rensberry decided it was time for a change. So he and his wife, Mary, began an extensive search looking for their next place to call home. In the end, the predominantly Amish community of Fairview won out. The couple ...

Alpena Longbeards hold successful annual banquet

Alpena Longbeards held its 11th annual banquet April 7 at the Alpena Sportsmen’s Club. Kevin Burr of Burr Auctions served as emcee and auctioneer for this year’s event. Shelby Hiestand, Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist for the Northern Lower Peninsula Region, served as ...

In celebration of the Rembrandt inside all of us

“It keeps me active, so I am not on the couch chewing potato chips all the time. Art is one of the greatest learning experiences.” George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States The phrase “Rembrandt in the attic” has come to mean discovering value in forgotten places and ...

NEMAG picks weather for new exhibit theme

The title selected for the latest exhibit by members of the Northeast Michigan Artists Guild seems entirely appropriate. Not only does “Whatever the Weather” adequately convey the subject matter of the 30-plus works of art included in this popular exhibit, but also how unexpected weather ...

Friends Together offers cancer support for Northeast Michigan

A week doesn’t go by without someone saying, “I didn’t understand how much Friends Together helps those with cancer.” That statement produces as much joy as it does concern for the staff of Friends Together. “Friends Together is a nonprofit organization. Our sole purpose is to help ...

TBT scores with first Great American Classic

It all starts out on an appropriately unkempt set with clothes strewn everywhere and blinds, pictures and accessories askew. Enter four long-time pals ready to play their weekly game of poker gathered round the table of their slob-like friend, Oscar Madison. That’s what happens before a ...

Farm to Fork Alcona to show ‘Rancher Farmer Fisherman’

LINCOLN – Farm to Fork Alcona is sponsoring a free presentation of the film, “Rancher Farmer Fisherman,” on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Alcona High School Auditorium. This new documentary tells the inspiring story of heartland conservation heroes who are feeding the world while stewarding ...

Discussion on Malcolm X book slated at Alpena County Library

Alpena County Library will host a Community Book Discussion on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at part of the The Great Michigan Read. Readers of all ages are invited to take part in the discussion about the 2017-18 Great Michigan Read, “X: A Novel.” Written by Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcolm X’s third ...

Guest speaker announced for 52nd Zonta Woman of the Year Banquet

The Zonta Club of Alpena’s 52nd Annual Woman of the Year Banquet will be held April 25 at the Ramada Inn. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for this prestigious event that each honors a local woman who makes a significant impact in the community through her volunteer efforts. The theme of this ...

Local youth wins Billy Michal Award

Alpena High School senior Rose Jasman has been selected to represent Michigan to receive the Billy Michal Student Leadership Award from the National WWII Museum. AHS Principal Tom Berriman said, “This is a tremendous honor for Rose. She is definitely deserving of this recognition due to ...

YVC Volunteer of the Month named

Olivia Martin has been chosen to be the March Volunteer of the Month for the Boys and Girls Club Youth Volunteer Corps of Alpena. She is a senior at Alpena High School, and the daughter of Stacee and Robert Martin. Martin plans to attend Alpena Community College after graduating high school. ...

Try this twist on Jalapeno Poppers

It’s not very often you can indulge like this, but these appetizers are worth it. I like to try new spins on classic foods and these jalapeno popper wonton phyllo cups are delicious. I love all the different components of a jalapeno popper; bacon, cheese, jalapenos and crispy coating. Due ...

Artists announced for latest Bi-Path sculptures

The scenic Alpena Bi-Path, well utilized for recreational purposes like biking and walking, may finally live up to one of its other original intents – that of a public use pathway visually enhanced with art sculptures. Thunder Bay Arts Council, a driving force behind the bicentennial ...

Artwork from 21 schools fills Loft space

A long-standing tradition continues at Art in the Loft where each spring students in schools throughout Northeast Michigan show off their creativity. For the 17th consecutive year, the Loft’s Young Artists Exhibit features artwork by students ranging from elementary school age through high ...

READ program tutors needed

In light of a new tutor training session starting at the end of the month, Alpena County Library READ coordinators Leslie Kirchoff and Pat Hummel recently shared some impressive statistics. READ tutors contributed more than 1,200 hours in the last year. “The Independent Sector, a ...

At the movies in Alpena

“Living in a small town, one of the keys to survival was your imagination.” Nick Nolte, American actor People are sensitive to change in a movie theater. For a smaller community it is more than entertainment. It is a place where separated from reality, one can dare to dream. Though ...

Audubon Society plans next activities

The Thunder Bay Audubon Society recently held a planning meeting at the Thunder Bay Restaurant with 12 members in attendance. Topics discussed included planning for upcoming field trips, as well as revision and update of the by-laws. Upcoming activities planned include: ∫ April 6-8 – ...