Lifestyles

Running toward the right goal

Completing a marathon used to be a goal of mine. The desire to complete this run was so strong that I thought I wouldn’t feel whole until I successfully finished. I would forever be ‘less than’ until that day I propelled my body across the finish line. I started running when my ...

Rotary honors student of the month

Courtesy Photo Members of the Alpena Rotary Club welcomed their student of the month, Brooke Gersewski, to the club this week. She is pictured above with her parents Jenna and Paul, along with Club President Bob Barrigar, far left, and Ted Fines, far right, who heads up the student ...

Rock and Country Show Saturday

ALPENA — Take a trip down south without leaving town Saturday at the 12th Annual Solution Concert, to support those in our area dealing with cancer. This Southern Rock and Country show featuring four local bands will benefit Friends Together Alpena. “The money is always used to help ...

ASO concert ‘Music from Around the World’ May 19

The Alpena Symphony Orchestra will perform its spring concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at the Alpena High School auditorium. This concert, titled “Music from Around the World,” will feature a variety of music showcasing different countries. Jim Van Eizenga, director of orchestras ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Whitetails banquet in Atlanta on Thursday The Atlanta Area Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited will hold its banquet on Thursday. The banquet will feature raffles, auctions and valuable prizes, including firearms, outfitter packages, hunting and outdoor equipment, artwork and collectibles. ...

ACC spring scholarship reception held April 11

The Alpena Community College Foundation held its annual spring scholarship reception on April 11 in honor of scholarship donors and recipients. Nearly 250 guests, including students, donors, faculty and alumni, joined together to celebrate the power of philanthropy in creating life-changing ...

Alpena Agency donates $10K to ACC’s Healthy Futures Start Here

Alpena Community College Foundation’s Healthy Futures Start Here campaign has seen tremendous support from businesses and individuals alike. Most recently, Pete and Steve Wilson of Alpena Agency presented the ACC Foundation with a $10,000 check in support of the project. “Alpena Agency ...

First Federal/mBank Community Foundation announces Q1 grants

The First Federal/mBank Community Foundation recently announced its 2019 first quarter grant recipients, totaling $11,350 in donations to local organizations and nonprofits. Grants include: $500 to Navigators USA Alpena Chapter, $600 to Alpena Community College Association of Lifelong ...

Art in the Loft scholarships offered for all ages

Art in the Loft is happy to announce the development of its scholarship program, offering scholarships to artists of all ages and abilities. The scholarships will cover 100% of the class cost, allowing applicants to participate in classes, lectures and art series at the Loft throughout the ...

ACT posts ‘How to Succeed’ cast

Alpena Civic Theatre and director Pat Jacques are pleased to announce a stellar, veteran cast with some exciting newcomers in the upcoming musical production of “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” set for May 9 to 19. Renowned tenor David Usher heads an all-star ensemble ...

Squaw Bay sunrise

Courtesy Photo This photo of Squaw Bay was taken by Jaynee Germond at 7:30 a.m. on April 3. Heading to work, the timing was perfect for this sunrise shot.

Girl Scouts host International Night

On Monday night, March 18, the Girl Scouts of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena hosted International Night for Girl Scouts in the area. Twelve troops attended the event and hosted tables that represented their countries. Scouts were able to visit the countries, sample a traditional food, ...

Lions hear from Schultz about suicide prevention

Mary Schultz of Alpena’s Partners in Prevention was the speaker at the April 9 meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. Schultz reported on our local program aimed at teaching folks about suicides and also aimed at reducing suicides. Program chair for the meeting was Alpena Lions Club ...

VFW 2496 Auxiliary new officers to be installed in May

The regular meeting of the VFW 2496 Auxiliary was presided over by JV Linda Millard at 6 p.m. on April 9, with 17 members in attendance. The treasurer, secretary, bingo and audit reports were read and approved pending the next audit. Millard reminded everyone about the Spring Fling taking ...

Two local authors published

Two local authors have been published in the March/April issue of the “Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.” The authors are Mark Milstein and Doug Allyn. For Milstein, whose family owns Culver’s in Alpena, it is his first published story.

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

TBT Kids Cabaret at Downtown Scoops Thunder Bay Theatre will host Kids Cabaret from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Downtown Scoops. Bring the whole family down for music and sweet treats. TBT’s core company will be entertaining with a variety of favorite tunes. A $10 donation is recommended ...

‘A great privilege’

ROGERS CITY — For Eric Klein, being appointed caretaker of the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse feels more like a homecoming than it does a job. Klein remembers playing on the lighthouse grounds as a child when his father, Rick Klein, was caretaker. Klein said his father became keeper of the ...

Moon landing 50th anniversary celebration starts April 27

Fifty years after the first man set foot on the moon, the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan proudly presents the exhibition of Many Inspired Steps: The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11. The exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, April 27, and run through October 31. An opening reception ...

Dancing with Joy recital April 30

Courtesy Photo Dancing with Joy Dance School will be having their annual recital at 7 p.m. April 30, at Alpena Community College’s Granum Theatre. Tickets are available at the door and are $6 per single or $15 per family. Come and enjoy an evening of ballet and lyrical dance. Contact Joy at ...

Woolman honored by DKG society

Courtesy Photo Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Alpha Iota State, Alpha Xi Chapter presented its Friend of Education award to Bronwyn Woolman at the chapter’s March meeting. This prestigious award was presented to Woolman because she has been a teacher of the hearing impaired, ...