Lifestyles

Backcountry off-road triathlon planned Saturday at Rockport

Xterra Rockport Rugged – it’s a triathlon that defines the word rugged. Join other rugged athletes for the backcountry off-road event racing over roots, rocks and the mighty Lake Huron. This adventure triathlon takes place Saturday at Rockport State Recreation Area. It highlights the ...

Guest rabbi coming to Temple Beth-El

For the first time in decades, Sabbath services at Temple Beth-El Alpena will be led by a rabbi. Temple Beth-El is pleased to announce that on Saturday, Rabbi Ronald N. Silverman will lead the Sabbath service, and on Sunday, he will lead a “Music and More” program at the synagogue. ...

Audubon Society offers hawk program

Thunder Bay Audubon Society is sponsoring a free program on hawks Thursday at 7 p.m. Alpena Community College’s Granum Theatre. Titled Hawks on the Wing: Seeing Beyond the Field Marks, the event is open to the public. The program will cover how hawks in flight bring a sense of wonder and ...

Now a guacamole fan

For the longest time I was never a guacamole or avocado fan. The texture of it seemed off to me, but all of that changed a few years ago. I worked for a Mexican restaurant as a server when we introduced table side guacamole to our menu and I learned how delicious it is. Since then I’ve ...

‘Remnants’ by Ted Fines opens at museum

With an estimated 50,000 photographs taken over the years, Ted Fines faced a daunting task winnowing his work down for a solo exhibit at the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan. In the end, he honed in on a single subject matter - remnants of forgotten places and abandoned buildings. His new ...

Writing contest winners announced

Brush Creek Writers announces the winners of the fifth annual Northeast Michigan Student Writing Contest. Normally, four $100 prizes and one $200 prize are awarded, but this year there was a tie. Contest organizers said that after meeting three times, the judges could not decide between the ...

Michigan blues legend to perform in Alpena

If you’re singing the blues on Friday, you’ll be in prestigious company with Larry McCray at Nucleus Lounge. The Michigan blues legend will perform a free outdoor concert starting at 6 p.m. Saturday. “He’s our first international artist,” said Eric Peterson, owner of Nucleus ...

The tiniest joy

Feeling nostalgic. And thankful. My wife, S.B., and I celebrate our 10-year anniversary this week. It’s got me thinking of many things. How we met, our ups and downs, how well we work together, and how far we’ve come. For this week’s column, I’m taking a step back. To our time ...

Dragonfly Art Gallery names Artist of the Month

HARRISVILLE - Dragonfly Art Gallery in Harrisville announces Peggy Little as its Artist of the Month for August. A public reception in her honor will be held at the gallery, located at 116 E. Main, from 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Little specializes in paintings of acrylic and batik with watercolor. ...

City Band to give 100th anniversary concert

\Alpena City Band caps off its 100th anniversary season this year with a celebration concert Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bay View Park Bandshell. “It’s been a great season. We’ve had great crowds. For the Children’s Concert it started raining, but we had a lot of people stay. Then ...

Four to compete for 2018 Miss Posen title

Four young women will compete Friday for the opportunity to reign over the 2018 Posen Potato Festival. This year’s Miss Posen Pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. in Posen High School. This year’s contestants include: ∫ Anissa Eagling, daughter of Patrick and Emily Eagling. She is a member of ...

Meteors ‘n’ S’mores event at Rockport

Enjoy an evening of meteor watching, s’mores and star gazing on Saturday at Rockport State Recreation Area. As the sun sets, everyone is invited to gather at the Rockport Harbor picnic area to view the Perseids meteor showers and more. Besser Museum Planetarium Director John Heath will be ...

ACC’s Herman speaks at Lions Club

Brenda Herman, recently appointed member of the executive staff of Alpena Community College, was the speaker at last week’s Alpena Lions Club meeting. She serves as both director of the ACC Foundation and as executive director of development for the college. Program chair for the meeting was ...

ACC offers SHARP defense training Aug. 16

Zonta Club of Alpena/Tri-County Area invites college students to attend SHARP - Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention - Presented by Michael Brooks - Law Enforcement Officer and SHARP trainer. This free workshop will introduce participants to verbal and some hands-on defense techniques. The ...

ALL classes available

Association of Lifelong Learners offers classes this week at Alpena Community College’s M. Briggs Center. “Mechatronics Technicians - Who are they and what do they do?” will be 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, coordinated by Tommy Wolfe: 989-419-4550. This class will address the ...

Registration open for Alcona Mud Run

LINCOLN — Mud, sweat, obstacles and fun are in store for participants in the Third Annual Alcona Mud Run at the Alcona County Fair. The Alcona Mud Run will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Alcona County Fairgrounds on the final day of the county’s fair. “Our mud run ...

Metz Fire program tonight in RC

The Metz Fire of 1908 started west of Millersburg in the late morning of October 15. Gale force winds pushed the fire about 35 miles across the countryside, to the Lake Huron shoreline. “In its wake, 37 people lay dead, the once-prosperous village of Metz was a charred and smoking ...

Tickets available for Sept. 13 Grub Crawl

Tickets for the 8th Annual Grub Crawl, set for Sept. 13, are now available. This year features new and returning locations, a 60s theme and plenty of fun and surprises. There are 10 participating locations with optional activities and/or games at each location. New this year is the ...

Voter guide offered online

Do you know if competition for Alpena County Commissioner is in your County Commissioner District? To find an answer to this question and other election questions, the League of Women Voters suggests you check VOTE411.ORG. You can find your specific individual ballot that will show you your ...

Shipwrecked VBS Aug. 13-16

Huron Shores Fellowship will host “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” Vacation Bible School from 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 13-16. Children ages 3 through fifth grade are invited to experience “Oceans of Fun” at this VBS, which will offer under-the-sea crafts, “Ship Rec” games, Bible ...