Lifestyles

Boys & Girls Club gala Friday

The Boys & Girls Club of Alpena and 300 of its closest friends will come together Friday for the Club’s Signature Spring Gala from 6 to 11 p.m. at the APlex. Tickets to this annual fundraiser event are $100 and include admission for two, dinner, open bar, live and silent auctions, and ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Swiss steak dinner Friday A Swiss steak dinner will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Alcona Masonic Lodge, 316 E. Traverse Bay in Lincoln. All are welcome. The cost is $12 per adult and $6 per child age 12 and younger. AHS Class of ’54 reunion set The 65th reunion of the ...

ACT succeeds in entertainment with fast-paced musical farce

Get ready to laugh nonstop on the way to the top with “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at Alpena Civic Theatre. The nearly three-hour musical with 15 high-energy numbers may sound like too much, but it flies by as the audience claps and cackles along all the way to ...

Lions hear from hospital president

Chuck Sherwin, president of MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, was the speaker at the May 7 meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. The center, with its about 800 employees, is perhaps the largest employer in this area. Program chair for the meeting was Jan Kane. Describing the operation of the ...

Zeller hosts Aid By The Dozen meeting

Lori Zeller hosted the Aid By The Dozen monthly meeting on April 30. After enjoying a delicious dinner and dessert, the meeting was opened. It was decided to send the monthly donation to a local family. Dues were collected and cards sent. Several thank-you’s were received from past donation ...

Garden Club plans for upcoming sale

Garden Club plans for upcoming plant sale The monthly meeting of the Alpena Garden Club was held on May 6 at the 19th Hole. The room was at full capacity, as the snowbirds have returned. Attending as guests were Sandy Donajkowski and Amanda Rondeau. Jeanette Vrenderburg was welcomed as a ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

AHS programs on tap this week Alpena High School Baccalaureate is at 7 p.m. tonight in the auditorium. Thursday at 7 p.m. AHS choir will perform a concert in the auditorium. Then on Saturday, Picnic Pops is at 1 p.m. at the Band Shell. Class of 1952 reunion Aug.10 Alpena High Class of ...

APS Art Around Town to be on display at 50 area businesses

ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools is hosting its annual Art Around Town event throughout Alpena and Ossineke this month. Around 1,000 art pieces completed by Alpena K-12 students will be on display at 50 businesses throughout Alpena and Ossineke from Wednesday through May 29. Each business will ...

Alcona schools art show Tuesday

Courtesy Photos The annual Alcona Community Schools Student Fine Art and Woodshop Showcase is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the new gym at the high school. The showcase will include the above piece by Courtney Winter and the piece at right by Alyssa Clark. It will highlight artwork from ...

NEMAG celebrating 25 years, exhibit to open Friday

Now is the time to celebrate. More than 50 pieces of artwork from local artists will be on display in this year’s “Celebrations” exhibit, commemorating Northeast Michigan Artists Guild’s 25th anniversary. An opening public reception will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at Besser Museum for ...

EClips celebrates 15 years

EClips Salon recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary with an open house April 27, featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony and refreshments for attendees. The salon also showcased its remodeling since a February furnace fire. Jean Zarske, Kendra Carr and Denise Grulke co-own the salon. Kathy ...

Campus Corner

Sellke earns honors at Alma First-year student Carmen Sellke of Onaway was one of 40 students recently awarded the Alma College President’s Cup for the 2018-2019 academic year. Sellke is a graduate of Onaway High School. Earning the award were 27 first-year students, 11 sophomores and ...

Kilbourn graduates from U of M

Devin Kilbourn graduated from the University of Michigan on Saturday, May 4. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in mechanical engineering. His parents are Sherry and Kevin Kilbourn of Grand Ledge, and his grandparents are Susan and Larry Plowman of Alpena.

Kurt Kurzenhauser earns J.D. from U of C Berkley

Kurt William Kurzenhauser received his Juris Doctor of Law from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law on May 10, 2019. He is a 2007 graduate of Alpena High School and earned his undergraduate (BS in chemical engineering) and graduate (MS in environmental science) degrees from ...

John Smith graduates from WMU

Johnathan Thomas Smith of Alpena graduated from Western Michigan University on April 27 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering with an emphasis in life sciences. He accepted a position with Armstrong International in Three Rivers, where he has been interning for the past ...

AHS Masquers Club presents murder mystery dinner theater

Calling all detectives, nosy neighbors, eavesdroppers, gossipers, and anyone else who likes to be entertained while enjoying a good meal. Alpena High School Masquers Club presents “Did Someone Say Murder?” Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, at Grace Lutheran Church in Alpena. This murder ...

Victorian tea time

News Photo by Darby Hinkley Pictured above, Mary Hanna and her granddaughters Josslyn Scott, 4, on left, and Alex Smolinski, 7, enjoyed dressing up for the Victorian Tea at Trinity Episcopal Church on May 4.

Caregiver course starts May 16

Feeling stretched as a caregiver? A six-week course is offered to help caregivers learn how to take care of themselves while still providing quality care. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series that helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate ...

New speaker at NLCF Mother’s Day brunch

A women’s Mother’s Day brunch at New Life Christian Fellowship will feature a new speaker on Saturday. The previously scheduled speaker, Rev. Lois Baker, broke her leg and is unable to travel. Women and young women in senior high school are welcome to attend the free brunch from 10 a.m. ...