Lifestyles

Girls Scouts create 12 bird houses

Girl Scouts of St. Paul Lutheran Church recently constructed bird houses for the Stoneport Quarry. Vicki McCoy, a Lafarge/Presque Isle educational outreach employee, brought 12 bluebird houses for the Girl Scouts to put together. The nest box program is in conjunction with Cornell University. ...

Student creativity showcased in Art Around Town

Forty-six area businesses are showing their support of local students and art by participating in the seventh annual Art Around Town program. For the seventh year in a row, artwork created by students in Alpena Public Schools will be showcased publicly at each of the businesses starting this ...

Fourth generation family member inducted into Alpena Lions Club

Andy Lamp, CPA, was inducted as a member of the Alpena Lions Club at last week’s club meeting. This induction made the Lamp family the first four-generation family in the 91-year history of the club. Lamp was sponsored by his father, Bernie Lamp III and his grandfather, Bernie Lamp Jr. The ...

Habitat for Humanity hosting two events

For the first time in its history, Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan will host a meeting of the state organization’s Northern Michigan Affiliate Leadership Council. In anticipation of the May 19 gathering, the City of Alpena declared the week of May 14-20 as Habitat for Humanity ...

TBAC announces next featured artist

Thunder Bay Arts Council Gallery presents Jacob Kuznicki as the featured artist for the months of May and June. An open house in his honor will be held Friday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the gallery, where a collection of Kuznicki’s work will be on display during the two-month period. “As long ...

Alpena City Band starting rehearsals for 99th season

Rehearsals start up next week for Alpena City Band’s weekly summer concert series held outdoors at Bay View Park. This marks the 99th year of the band’s existence. Even as band members prepare for this season, they have their eye on next year’s centennial celebration. According to ...

Illustrator’s art featured in new children’s book

Residing in Alpena hasn’t kept illustrator Elisa Chavarri from making a full-time living through her art. The ease of the Internet enables her to stay in touch with clients and market her work. “The Internet makes it all possible,” said Chavarri, a graduate of Savannah College of Art ...

ACC Foundation holds spring scholarship luncheon

Alpena Community College Foundation recently hosted its annual spring scholarship luncheon at the APlex. With 230 individuals in attendance, ACC President Dr. Don MacMaster welcomed guests and thanked the donors for their vital support to the college and its students. He also recognized the ...

Effects of long-term stress on the brain

Scientists today are spending a lot of effort and resources on brain research. They are especially interested in changes that occur during times of emotional distress termed traumatic physiologic changes. That is, changes occurring at the cellular level when the brain is insulted or injured in ...

Comedy opens next week at Civic Theatre

Today’s popular food network competitions don’t have anything over on Alpena Civic Theatre. For its final show of the 2016-17 season, ACT presents “The Kitchen Witches,” a hilarious comedy about a small local cable television cooking show in which the two female stars are arch ...

Optimists hear from Senior Citizens Center director

Annie Hepburn, director of the Alpena Senior Citizen’s Center, addressed the Optimist Club of Alpena at a recent morning breakfast meeting. Accompanying Hepburn were BJ Sander, program manager at center, and Butch Woloszyk, Hepburn’s father. Hepburn first told of her previous ...

In the community, making a difference

“Out-of-door relief, properly managed – properly managed, ma’am – is the parochial safe-guard. The great principle of out-of-door relief is to give the paupers exactly what they don’t want, and then they get tired of coming.” Charles Dickens ‘Oliver Twist’ (1837). The ...

Children’s author to visit Olivet

Olivet Book and Gift will host author Gary Bower on Saturday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bower is promoting his “Faith That God Built” series and will do a reading from one of his books during his visit to Alpena. The series includes “A Patch on the Peak of Ararat,” “The Beautiful ...

Singing her way to Europe

For someone only in junior high school, Brianna Mucciante of Presque Isle has taken on a major commitment. She plans to raise $10,000 by mid-June. She has strong motivation for doing so because she’s been chosen to tour France and Germany for nearly a month this summer as a soprano with the ...

Spring style show slated

The latest spring fashions will take the spotlight Saturday during an event planned at the newly reopened Fletcher Street Depot. Myers’ Fashions is hosting a Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon. Expect to see lots of bright colors, said Ellen Gould, a third generation owner of the ...

WWI exhibit opens today at Besser Museum

Northeast Michigan Genealogical Society has led the charge to honor World War I veterans in Northeast Michigan in recognition of the 100th anniversary of what was believed to be “The War to End all Wars.” With NEMGS’s key involvement, Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan and Dove ...

Zonta Walks for Women event nets $16,745 total

Zonta Club of Alpena recently distributed net proceeds of $16,745 from the Oct. 1, 2016, Zonta Walks for Women Breast Cancer Awareness Walk/5K Run. Approximately 380 individuals participated in the 10th annual event held at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Since its inaugural ...

TBT’s Break a Leg 5K coming up

Thunder Bay Theatre encourages runners and walkers to participate in its second annual Break a Leg 5K fundraiser. The event takes place May 6 with registration beginning at 8 a.m. at the theater. The race then kicks off at 9 a.m. on the Bi-Path near the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. ...

Alpena Lions screen movie on farming

A movie produced by Mary Centala, entitled “Agriculture - the Science, the Art, the Business,” was shown at last week’s meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. Program chair for the meeting was Mike Centala. The movie was made up of many clips showing farmers at work. The work they did in ...

Sunnyside Red Toppers hear program on Soaps and Such

Sunnyside Red Toppers met April 20 at the 19th Hole. There were nine members in attendance. The hostesses for the event were Arlene Bartosh and Carol Lightner. This was the first meeting of the year as the group does not meet during the winter months due to weather and road conditions. Those ...