Lifestyles

Open House set for AHS art students

Thunder Bay Arts Council will host an Open House Reception for Alpena High School art students taught by Kyle Kieliszewski. Several pieces of art from these students are currently on display at the Thunder Bay Arts Council Gallery, located at 127 W. Chisholm. The Open House will be held on ...

CHEDDAR CORNBREAD WAFFLES

One of the best wedding gifts my husband and I received was a waffle maker. I’m not a huge kitchen gadget person. They tend to clutter the space and are seldom used. The waffle maker, however, is one of the few gadgets I’m happy to make space for in the kitchen. I like to make waffles ...

Winter Blues Non-Juried Art Exhibit

In keeping with the cold winter season, Besser Museum opens its Winter Blues Non-Juried Art Exhibit on Feb. 13 with a themed reception. Blues music and food will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. in a business after hours-style event. Artists throughout the region were invited to submit artworks ...

Alpena: The Town That Wouldn’t Die

Old photographs and timelines trace the earliest days of Alpena’s founding in a new local history exhibit at the Besser Museum. While the exhibit is considered new in the museum’s current schedule, it was first put together and displayed back in 1983 by educator Ann Tabor and curator ...

Poetic Visions: The Art of Lebadang

Among the highlights of the Besser Museum’s fine art collection are 18 luminous works by the Vietnamese-born French artist, Lebadang (1922-2015). His work goes on exhibit Feb. 13. Lebadang was a painter, sculptor and printmaker who produced an enormous body of work over his long career. ...

AHS Masquers Club to present Murder Mystery Dinner event

Mystery fans who also like to indulge in a good meal and support a good cause will want to mark Feb. 17 on their calendars. That’s when the Alpena High School Masquers Club puts on their annual Murder Mystery Dinner that serves as a major fundraiser for the group. This year’s production, ...

Alpena Lions Club given Rockport State Park update

An update on Rockport State Park was provided to the Alpena Lions at their past meeting. Lion Bev Bodem introduced Carol Dodge Grochowski, the Friends of Rockport president, and Blake Gingrich, the Parks and Recreation supervisor. The 4,300 acre park was created in 2012 and is slowly being ...

Wild Rose to perform at ALL Music & Pie event

The Association of Lifelong Learners at Alpena Community College is hosting a Music and Pie performance in Granum Theater on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Enjoy some Mardi Gras music from Wild Rose, followed by a taste of pie. Wild Rose is a home-grown Alpena group offering a unique mix of blues, folk ...

Delta Kappa Gamma offers scholarship

Alpha Xi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honorary association of women educators, will award one $1,000 scholarship in spring 2018. Applicants for the DKG Future Educator Scholarship must be enrolled full or part-time in a college program leading to a degree in education; ...

All Saints Parish Paczki Sale slated

All Saints Parish Annual Paczki Sale takes place Saturday from 2-6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. or until sold out at the St. Anne Parish Center on Lockwood Street. Choose from plain, raisin, date, jelly filled, sugar or frosted. Cost is $8 a dozen or $4 a half-dozen. There are no ...

Finding our way in this world

Up before everyone else and our big old house is happy that I am awake. It creaks and cracks its morning greeting as I walk from bedroom to bathroom and then down the stairs to the living room. Our little mutt, Spindle, meets me at the bottom. I scratch her chest, she licks my hand, and when I ...

YVC program attains prestigious Gold Level status

The Youth Volunteer Corps of Alpena was been named a Gold Level YVC affiliate. It is one of 15 YVC programs throughout the United States and Canada awarded this honor. The youth service program, hosted by the Boys and Girls Club, offers volunteer opportunities for more than 402 local youth ...

Indulge in new Foodie Friday experience at Art in the Loft

Most folks know you need a lunch break during the busy work day. But did you know you need a creative outlet too? Foodie Friday combines both. Art in the Loft invites the public to visit during the lunch hour for this new interactive lunch experience. Learn about a recipe, get hands-on in ...

Great Michigan Read selection made

Alpena County Library is one of more than 100 libraries participating in the Michigan Humanities Council’s sixth round of the Great Michigan Read, a biennial statewide literary program focusing on humanities themes. The 2017-18 Great Michigan Read, “X: A Novel,” is a tale of ...

YVC January Volunteer of the Month recognized

Chandler Fenstermaker, son of Danielle and William Fenstermaker, has been named the January Volunteer of the Month for the Boys and Girls Club Youth Volunteer Corps of Alpena. He is a junior at Alpena High School enjoys playing basketball with friends, working on computers and cooking. He ...

Hunter Heritage and Scholarship Awards Banquet announced

POSEN – Four scholarship finalists and their parents will be guests of honor at the Hunter Heritage and Scholarship Awards Banquet to be held March 3 at the Posen Community Center, 10813 N. Michigan Ave. The banquet is sponsored by the Presque Isle Turkey Trackers Chapter of the National ...

AHS students earns Gold Key Award for writing excellence

Lara King, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Douglas King, recently won the Gold Key Award for excellence in writing. The award was presented as part of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in the Iowa and Midwest region. King’s teacher for the contest was Len Leatherwood of Beverly ...

Alpena County historical society may form

Plans are afoot to start an Alpena County historical society. A group of residents interested in creating the organization met for the first time this month and are planning their second meeting later in February. “We talked about what direction we are going to take,” said Cindy Ranshaw, ...

What’s my line?

“It has been my belief that learning how to do something in your hometown is the most important thing.” Pete Seeger, musician For those in the iGen or Gen Z, the question asked by family and friends is, “What are you going to do?” as if the soon-to-be graduates from high school were ...

Birch Road Band to play House Concert

House Concerts at the Well will feature Birch Road Band on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at the home of Mark and Sue Jones. Formed in 1985 because the Michigan Brown Trout Festival was in need of some local entertainment, the Birch Road Band provides an old-time country sound. Members have changed ...