Lifestyles

TBT, Masquers Club collaborate on show

Thunder Bay Theatre kicks the holiday season off this week with its annual collaborative production done with the Alpena High School Masquers Club. The classic favorite, “Meet Me in St. Louis,” features 25 students either on stage or helping out behind the scenes. It opens Friday and runs ...

TBAC artists decorate tree with own creativity

Many of the artists exhibiting at Thunder Bay Arts Council Gallery consider their latest creative efforts to be a perfect match. They have used their skills in different mediums to make a variety of Christmas ornaments that currently festoon an eight-foot tree located inside the gallery at 127 ...

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade features grandchildren of local residents

Some local grandparents will be watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City with keen interest. McKenna Moulds will be marching in the parade as a member of the Rockford Marching Band. She is the daughter of Jenny (Losinski) and Keith Moulds of Rockford, and the ...

Enjoying holiday cheer at Besser Museum

Volunteers in the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs got a first glimpse Thursday of the Besser Museum all decked out for Christmas. The museum’s annual Season of Light opens to the public Saturday with a Christmas gala from 6-8 p.m., but more than 60 participants in the two ...

Lions donate $3,000 from Old Newsboys Sale to Salvation Army

Officers and volunteers of the Salvation Army enjoyed an exciting start this year’s Red Kettle kickoff. The kickoff of the annual fundraising efforts to raise $170,000 throughout Alpena was held on Nov. 10. At the event, a member of the Alpena Lions Club walked up to the iconic Red Kettle ...

VFW 2496 Auxiliary drapes charter in remembrance of two members

The regular meeting of the VFW 2496 Auxiliary was held Nov. 14 with President Gloria Plater presiding and seven members in attendance. The charter was draped in remembrance of Marvella Wooll and Elaine Beauchamp. Linda Millard presented the post, auxiliary and three individuals with ...

In the community, making a difference

“I’ve learned you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands, you need to be able to throw something back.” Maya Angelou, American poet “There’s ten cents looking at you,” a volunteer remarks as he picks up a Dr. Pepper can, an action symbolizing the ...

Alpena Garden Club meeting hosted at mall by Doug Pratt

The Nov. 6 meeting of the Alpena Garden Club was held at the Alpena Mall meeting room, where 43 members and the speaker were guests of Doug Pratt. The monthly host committee provided desserts and door prizes. The travel prizes were Irish teas from Ireland and maple syrup from Canada. Marilyn ...

Patsy Cline tribute show this weekend at AHS

“Forever Pasty Cline - A Live Musical Tribute” comes to Alpena High School for two performances Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The show will feature six area musicians offering up more than 25 of the legendary country singer’s famous songs. While the music of Cline still draws decades ...

Donations sought for Blizzard of Books

The Friends of the Alpena County Library will once again be creating a Blizzard of Books to help with the Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance Program. New children’s books (newborn to age 17) are being solicited from book clubs, service clubs and the community. Donated books may be ...

VFW Auxiliary, Post observe Veterans Day at Sanborn School

The November meeting of William F. Moore VFW Post #6754 Auxiliary was held with six members present. Members were advised of the Veterans Day Program at Sanborn School held Nov. 10. It was attended by auxiliary members Norma Alstrom, Karen Alstrom, Susan Alstrom, Kathy Vichunas and ...

Ken Dragiewicz named to ACC Foundation

The Alpena Community College Foundation Board of Trustees appointed Ken Dragiewicz to its Board of Trustees during their Oct. 26 quarterly meeting. Dragiewicz serves as vice president of Alpena Power Company and is a 1996 graduate of Alpena Community College. He received a Bachelor of ...

Alpena Lions Club hears program on benefits of trusts

Christopher Lamb was the speaker at last week’s meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. Lamb is managing partner and principal trust officer of both Old Mission Investment Co. and Old Mission Trust Co. Program chair for the meeting was Gary Stevens. Lamb began his presentation by outlining what ...

1845 letter from Thunder Bay Island discovered

Members of the Northeast Michigan Genealogical Society hosted an interesting couple at their annual meeting held Oct. 28 at the Alpena Family History Center. George and Diane Kullis of Holly came dressed in period garb to bring some history of Thunder Bay Island. George Kullis shared that he ...

Healthwise Medical Clinic highlighted for Nurse Practitioner Week

It is Nurse Practitioner Week once again with celebrations occurring all over the country during the week of Nov. 12-18. The role of NP’s represents a unique blend of nursing and medical functions. According to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, this blend distinguishes NP’s ...

Operation Christmas Child

It is once again that time of the year for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. This is an opportunity to give to a needy child. Alpena Free Methodist Church, 175 Ripley, will be the relay center again this year for Alpena County. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has been placing ...

Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Jan Melville by DKG

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Alpha Xi Chapter, held its first meeting of the year Sept. 26 at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Hillman. After a delicious dinner served by the church ladies, the business meeting took place. It was reported that Mary Ann Mulka had written a grant ...

Eastern Star installs new officers

Approximately 25 people were in attendance as Monna Bennett was installed as the new worthy matron of Alpena Chapter #341, Order of Eastern Star. Worthy Patron Ed Bennett called the meeting to order and invited the 2016-17 officers to enter the chapter room. The Bible on the altar was ...

Alpena County Library hosting program on notorious murder

Alpena County Library’s Special Collections Department will present a program Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. on The Murder of Albert Molitor. This notorious figure, the rumored illegitimate son of a German king and prominent in establishing Presque Isle County and Rogers City, was shot and killed on a ...

Church WOVEN group to hear guest speakers

All women and young women are invited to an evening out on Nov. 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at New Life Christian Fellowship, 317 S. Ripley. The gathering is hosted by WOVEN (Women of Victory Experiencing Newness) and will begin with a shared meal. There is no cost. Guest speakers Rev. Lois ...