Lifestyles

Saturday’s Hope Together Masquerade Ball to help nonprofits

Incognito entertainment awaits those who mask up to get down at the 2019 Hope Together Masquerade Ball Saturday, with all proceeds to benefit Friends Together and Hope Shores Alliance. Fun-filled festivities for ages 21 and older will be from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1880 ...

Alpena native wins worldwide birth photography competition

Kimberly Kimble loves taking photos of mothers and families with their brand-new babies, and now she has won an international award for her talent. The Alpena native won Best in Category and Members’ Choice Best in Category in the 2019 International Association of Professional Birth ...

Save the date for Flute & Friends

Mark your calendars for the upcoming concert, Flute & Friends X, to be held Sunday, March 3, at Trinity Episcopal Church on Washington Avenue in Alpena. This concert will feature members of the Alpena flute community and non-flutist instrumentalists, singers, pianists and artists that ...

Talent show at AHS Tues.

A student talent show will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Alpena High School auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. The acts will be judged earlier that day at a performance open to students only. Judges will be Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jackie ...

Landing in history

A World War II veteran is being remembered for his role in the war, being the first American to touch down on Japanese soil. His memory is preserved in a museum in Corpus Christi, Texas, where wartime memorabilia marks his place in history. U.S. Navy Ensign Alfred Karl Nensewitz, at the age of ...

Scholarship finalists announced

Three Posen High School students are finalists in the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Academic Scholarship Program, sponsored by the local chapter of the federation, the Presque Isle Turkey Trackers. The three finalists are Mark Wisniewski, Brooke Ciarkowski and Jeremy ...

Brush Creek Mill reopens with new ‘Art for Your Heart’ exhibit

Brush Creek Mill in Hillman reopened for the season on Feb. 8, with a new exhibit by the Northeast Michigan Artists Guild, entitled “Art for Your Heart.” This collection of work demonstrates the wide variety of talent and mediums employed by these talented artists. The Rivers Edge ...

Exchange Club scholarships due March 1

The Exchange Club of Alpena is currently accepting applications for two scholarships, the A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award and the Stanley C. Beck Youth of the Year. Both scholarships award $1,000 to the student. The A.C.E. Award recognizes a high school student who has ...

Lions hear from Burns at Feb. 5 meeting

Judy Burns, founder and director of Friends Together, was the speaker at the Feb. 5 meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. Burns founded Friends 23 years ago, when her daughter had cancer. Friends is a local but ever-expanding nonprofit organization. Program chair for the meeting was Gary ...

Alcona Mock Rock talent show March 9

Alcona High School is accepting entries for its Mock Rock 2019 talent show, to be held at 7 p.m. March 9 at Alcona High School. There are no entry fees or age requirements for participants. The show is open to community members of all ages. Prizes will be awarded. Admission to the show is ...

Bridge Club winners announced for this week

Alpena Duplicate Bridge Club winners this week were: First place — Marilyn Sharp; Second place — Fred Woolman; and Third place — Eve Phillips. The group meets at 12:45 p.m. Mondays at First United Methodist Church in Alpena.

Campus Corner

Two local students have been named to the dean’s list at Michigan State University. Natalie Goff, daughter of Ray and Bonnie Goff of Lachine, earned a place on the dean’s list. She is majoring in neuroscience. Logan Pinger, son of Loren and Harriet Pinger of Spruce, also achieved a spot ...

Alpena Garden Club held meeting Feb. 4

The Alpena Garden Club met Feb. 4 at the Harborside Mall conference room. The board members were on the committee for the Valentine’s Day-themed luncheon. Kay Breckenridge showed slides covering the year’s activities. The group received a thank you from Hope Shores Alliance for the ...

Zonta Club raises nearly $10K for Friends Together

On Thursday, Feb. 7, the Zonta Club of Alpena presented a check to Lesslee Dort from Friends Together for $9,837.23. These dollars will be used to purchase the HealinComfort Shirts (breast cancer recovery shirts) and other tangibles for women, like wigs, bras and prosthetics, as well as funding ...

Opioid misuse seminar Tuesday at ACC

Misuse of opioids has increased nationwide to the point that more people now die of opioid overdose than from any other drug. During an information-packed presentation Tuesday, area parents and other concerned adults can increase their knowledge about this class of drugs and ways to combat its ...

Lions learn about Thunder Bay Therapy

Teresa Duncan was the guest speaker at a recent Alpena Lions Club meeting. She and her husband Bruce own Thunder Bay Therapy. The business opened in 1997 in the Harborside Mall and by 2004 it had grown so much that they moved into an 11,000-square-foot building on Long Rapids Plaza. ...

Support FFA at Tractor Supply this month

Donations made in-store and online at Tractor Supply stores now through Feb. 24 will benefit the FFA, providing grant funding for student-led agricultural projects in communities across Michigan. Coinciding with National FFA Week (February 17-24), Tractor Supply customers can donate $1 or ...

Alpena Civic Theatre announces ‘Rumors’ cast

Alpena Civic Theatre has completed casting its next show, ‘Rumors,’ an American farce by Neil Simon. The play begins as four couples arrive at the home of their good friends, Charlie and Myra Brock, to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. Circumstances take a strange turn as the ...

Handkerchief Memories

The following is a work of fiction, but I know that there’s a good chance that this happened just as it was written, or close to it anyway, to someone somewhere, and that stories like this—even if they are made up—are based in Truth of some sort. Both of my grandpas used handkerchiefs ...

Great Backyard Bird Count and photo contest starts Friday

Thunder Bay Audubon Society will participate in the 22nd Great Backyard Bird Count Friday through Monday, and the public is encouraged to join them by counting birds and submitting their forms online at gbbc.birdcount.org. Every February, the event happens throughout the world. People are ...