Lifestyles

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 ...

Hillman VFW to mark Veterans Day

Hillman VFW Post 2356 met Nov. 2 for a regular meeting with 13 members in attendance. Members received an update on the post’s longstanding Quartermaster, Mitch Smith, who has been in intensive care for more than two weeks. The group sent out their best wishes to him and his family. It was ...

AHS teacher/student collaborate on children’s book

What started out several years ago as a writing project at Alpena Community College has turned into a published children’s book for Alpena High School teacher Danielle Hoggard. Although she kept the seed of the story she wrote more than a decade ago during an assignment for a children’s ...

Flag retirement ceremony planned on Veterans Day

A flag retirement ceremony will be held Saturday in recognition of Veterans Day. The event is planned for 5:30 p.m. at Optimist Acres, corner of M-32 and Herron Road. Conducting the ceremony will Boy Scout Troop 92, chartered by St. Paul Lutheran Church and led by Scout Master Chris Harsch. ...

TBT employs Hamlet in Wonderland concept

Thunder Bay Theatre wraps up the first installment of its ambitious Shakespeare Project, with four remaining performances of “Hamlet” left to go this Thursday through Sunday. Once a year for five years running, TBT plans to expose the community to a Shakespeare production, but to also give ...

Alpena Lions Club hears guest speaker

Judge Ted Brousseau of Naples, Fla., was the speaker at the recent Alpena Lions Club meeting. For 30 years, Brousseau was a Florida judge, and more recently he retired after many years teaching 14 to 18 year-old students to fly gliders. Program chair for the meeting was PDG Tom ...

Museum to host Season of Light Christmas gala

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan has been busy getting ready for their annual Christmas Season of Light exhibit. The 2017 exhibit is sponsored by Alpena Power Company. A lot of planning goes into the Christmas exhibits, as each year the theme is different. This year’s special Christmas ...

Alpena Ladies Eagles Auxiliary celebrates 67th anniversary

Alpena Ladies Eagles Auxiliary #1241 met Oct. 24 to celebrate its 67th anniversary and honor charter members and past presidents. A potluck took place first, with the regular meeting following. Presiding was President Diane Struzik. Past presidents in attendance were: Pat LaHaie, 61 years ...

Christmas Wish List at ACC kicks off today

The Alpena Volunteer Center at Alpena Community College kicks off the annual Christmas Wish List today. A holiday tradition for nearly 40 years, the Christmas Wish List includes hundreds of children’s specific gift request that are matched with generous donors who agree to fulfill them. ...

Sunnyside Red Toppers hold fall gathering

Sunnyside Red Toppers gathered Oct. 26 at the Spruce Shadow Farms Knitting Shop in the Alpena Mall. Fifteen members attended and made tie dye silk scarves. One member, Carol Lightner, came to watch and cheer the rest of the group on. Serving as hostesses for the day were Karen Wallace, Lois ...

2017 Miss Sunrise Side to be chosen

Miss Sunrise Side and Miss Sunrise Side Outstanding Teen competition will be held Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. at Alcona High School in Lincoln. Contestants will compete in five phases of competition, including interview, talent, on stage question, evening wear and physical fitness/swimwear. The winner ...

Optimists hear about proposed new jail

Alpena County Sheriff Steve Kieliszewski and Undersheriff Terry King spoke to the Optimist Club of Alpena at their recent morning breakfast meeting at JJ’s Steak & Pizza House. King began by stating that their job at the sheriff’s office is to keep the residents of Alpena County ...

TBT launches major Capital Campaign

While the original brick building that houses Thunder Bay Theatre and its company of professional actors may be long on historic charm and character, it also comes with a major downside. Built in the late 1800s, the structure at 400 N. Second clearly shows its age these days with leaks in ...

Third annual Fall into Fashion Style Show coming up Nov. 11

The third annual Fall into Fashion Style Show put on by Myers’ Fashions Etc. will be held Nov. 11 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Fresh Palate and Thunder Bay Winery. Proceeds from the event will benefit service projects of the Zonta Club of Alpena. The style show includes a lunch with ...

TBT Play in the Park moved indoors

The first program in a new Plays in the Park initiative, which was previously scheduled to happen this Saturday outdoors, will be moved indoors at Thunder Bay Theatre due to forecasted rain. The initiative is a collaboration between TBT and the Downtown Development Authority. A free ...