Lifestyles

Student writing contest awards announced

Brush Creek Writers announces the winners of its fourth annual Tri-County Student Short Story Contest. There were four winners who received $100 each and a grand prize winner who received $250. The grand prize winner is Jaena Morrison for “Strings,” a story about a puppet who takes ...

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League reports on activities

omen who are members of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of Immanuel Lutheran Church recently met for their final meeting before the summer break. The opening devotion was given by Lisa Kendziorski, followed by a Bible Study titled, “Looking for God Goggles” led by Judy Hoch. ...

Garden Club enjoys program on Rockport

The recent May luncheon of the Alpena Garden Club held at the 19th Hole was attended by 30 members and one guest. Co-President Marilyn Ross thanked the host committee of Marilyn Bloomberg, Cathy Cathers, Linda Fogland, Lynda Russell and Pam Hand. The guest speaker was Carol Dodge Grohowski ...

Jim Mott named Outstanding Older Citizen of the Year

Alpena Senior Citizens Center announces Jim Mott as its 2017 Outstanding Older Citizen of the Year. The center received many nominations for other seniors also deserving of the title. The committee was unanimous in its decision when they read the nomination form submitted by Mark Hulsey, ...

HQ = Happiness Quotient

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. More than once, we’ve mentioned how busy lives and hectic schedules tend to dominate our day to day. If we’re not running around from doing ...

Three Scouts go through Arrow of Light ceremony

Pack 3076 of Rogers City held an Arrow of Light on May 15, during which three boys crossed from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts joining Troop 6 of Rogers City.The ceremony was performed by outgoing Cub Master Eric Muller and incoming Cub Master Michael Porter. The boys were recognized for their ...

SummerView opening with Artist Reception

At age 76, Barbara Piper of Ossineke stands out as one of several new artists exhibiting during the 2017 SummerView season at Art in the Loft. She creates beautiful woodturned bowls that serve both form and function. “Many, many years ago they told me in school that I couldn’t take ...

School superintendent addresses Lions Club

Dr. John VanWagoner, superintendent of Alpena Public Schools, was the speaker at last week’s Alpena Lions Club meeting. He updated the Lions on the local school system. Program chair for the meeting was Gordon Nethercut. VanWagoner first reported on his background, his family and his career ...

Natalie Goff to compete for state Outstanding Teen title

Natalie Goff, Miss Huron Shores Outstanding Teen 2016, is headed to Muskegon to compete for the title of Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen 2017. She is the daughter of Ray and Bonnie Goff. In August 2016, Goff competed in the regional Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant. Not only did she ...

ACC Endowed Teaching Chair Award announced

Deborah Hautau, a biology instructor at Alpena Community College, was presented with the 20017/-18 Russell H. and Fromilda Y. Wilson Endowed Teaching Chair Award at ACC’s annual staff recognition dinner held on May 12. The late Lucas E. and Janet G. Pfeiffenberger established the Russell H. ...

Blackthorn to perform Celtic music in Rogers City

ROGERS CITY - The musical group, Blackthorn, will perform Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Rogers City Theatre. They perform a rich tapestry of Celtic music. Their music includes traditional songs of emigration, sea shanties, lively jigs and reels, ancients airs and some of Ireland’s best ...

Senior Center to host Older Americans Celebration on Sunday

Since 1963, Older Americans Month has been a time to celebrate older Americans, their stories and their contributions. Led by the Administration for Community Living, the annual observance offers a special opportunity to learn about, support and recognize the nation’s older citizens. This ...

ASO to perform Spring Serenade

Alpena Symphony Orchestra has prepared a Spring Serenade musical event for the community’s enjoyment. It will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. The program opens with the peppy “Piccolo Polka” starring Susan Asher and MaryAnn Hubbard on the piccolos. Joanne Root ...

Program set on ‘The King of Presque Isle County’

One of the most interesting stories from the early history of Presque Isle County is about the murder of Albert Molitor, sometimes referred to as “The King of Presque Isle County.” Molitor was one of a small group of men who set up a sawmill in Rogers City in 1870. Five years later, he ...

Willliam F. Moore VFW Auxiliary installs officers

The May 2 meeting of William F. Moore VFW Post #6754 Auxiliary was held with 11 members present. Secretary Kathy Carriveau read the minutes from the previous meeting and Treasurer Sandy Light read the financial statement. The audit report was read by Mary Ann Seymour. Membership remains at ...

In the community, making a difference

“An egg is always an adventure, the next one may be different.” Oscar Wilde, author The egg is ubiquitous; former Gov. Arnold Schwartzenegger was hit by an egg at a campaign rally in September 2003. He can be thankful it wasn’t the egg of the ...

Fighting local hunger with Empty Bowls

With a goal of creating 150 unique bowls by Thursday, husband and wife team Ashley and Caleb Borchard are getting down to the wire. The owners of Cobbygoose in the Alpena Mall, not only have they been hard at it themselves, but they also invited their customers and friends to handpaint bowls as ...

ACT dishes up cooking show comedy

With this week’s opening of “The Kitchen Witches,” Alpena Civic Theatre has cooked up some obvious fun for its final show of the season. Leaning a bit more on the cooking metaphors, the show’s ingredients include a cast of only four, but together they dish up a bountiful supply of ...

VFW Auxiliary 2496 reports on activities

Gloria Plater presided over the May meeting of the VFW Auxiliary 2496. There were 12 members present. The secretary and treasurer’s report were given and approved pending audit. Tammy Snyder gave the auxiliary bingo report from April and donated $2,500. Members voted to give the full ...