Lifestyles

BB Gun Contest winners announced

Three winners achieved perfect scores of 50 in a two-day Jakes Take Aim BB Gun Contest held during the Posen Potato Festival. The event drew more than 175 shooters and was sponsored by the Presque Isle Turkey Trackers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Winners included Clair ...

Church to host concert by Nancy Scharff

OSSINEKE – Nancy Scharff, a singer, guitarist, songwriter and worship leader, will perform Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, located at 12365 US-23-S, Ossineke. She will be part of the 10:30 a.m. worship service and give a concert at 3 p.m. Primarily self-taught on the piano, Scharff ...

Annual ACC golf outing brings in nearly $18K for scholarships

The Alpena Community College Foundation hosted its 21st annual Robert M. Granum Memorial Scramble for Scholarships on Aug. 19 and netted $17,845 for ACC students. The event, which was held at River's Edge Golf Club, had 76 golfers take part. For the second consecutive year, Besser Company ...

County clerk speaks to Alpena Lions Club

Alpena County Clerk Bonnie Friedrichs was the speaker at last week's Alpena Lions Club meeting. She presented to the Lions a remarkable, detailed review of Alpena County history, beginning in 1857 when the county was officially formed. Program chair for the meeting was Florence ...

MediLodge to host its17th annual Olympics-style event

The MediLodge Group will hold its 17th annual MediLodge Olympics on Wednesday at the Armada Fairgrounds. Participants will come from all MediLodge facilities in Michigan, including Hillman. The Medilodge Olympics will begin with the Opening Ceremonies at 11 a.m. with the introduction of ...

Coaltion set to host 30 Days of Peace events

The Alpena Peace Coalition is set to hold 30 Days of Peace beginning Monday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The group hopes to present events that will reach everyone with the desire to inspire the community toward hope and encourage efforts toward individual and global goals of world ...

St. Paul to hold annual Deer Hunters’ Round-Up

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hubbard Lake, at the corner of Hubbard Lake and Nicholson Hill roads, will be hosting its eighth annual Deer Hunters' Round-Up Sept. 23 from 12-5 p.m. This is a free community event. There will be an auction of custom deer blinds made by local churches and ...

KofC Council 529 to host end of life program

The Alpena Knights of Columbus Council 529 will host “Preparing for the End of Life” on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights' Hall, 1880 Hamilton Road. This program will help families prepare for the care of loved ones at or near the end of life. There are many decisions that need to ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Upcoming dinners: ∫ Grace Episcopal Church will host a harvest supper from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the Long Rapids Hall on M-65. Cost of the supper is $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 5 years old. ∫ Under His Wings Christian Fellowship is having an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner ...

30 Days of Peace

News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Mayor Matt Waligora, left, presents a proclamation to Jim DesRocher declaring the beginning of 30 Days of Peace in Alpena, beginning Sept. 11. For more about the events planned for the 30 Days of Peace in Alpena, see Friday’s edition of The News.

Corn!

“So maybe corn isn’t touted by talk show hosts, but it can still be fermented and turned into a Bourbon Fizz. Green hair is a small price to pay if I can get just one person to ask me about what I do and what I grow. Let’s have a real conversation!” — Chip Bowling, chairman, National ...

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Alcona amateur radio group to meet Sept. 21 The Alcona County Amateur Radio Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the EMS/EOC building, 2600 East M-72. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone interested in amateur radio emergency and public service communications is invited to ...

Calcite Credit Union raises nearly $19K for Friends Together

Calcite Credit Union wrapped up its 2017 fundraising season for “Friends Together.” The numbers for 2017 were record breaking and exceeded expectations, raising $18,760.31. This donation wouldn’t be possible without the volunteers who donate their time to the many different ...

LWV of Alpena to take part in voter registration day

The League of Women Voters of Alpena will be participating in National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide nonpartisan effort to register hundreds of thousands of voters on Sept. 26. The League will be at Alpena Community College by the bookstore and available to assist voters who want to ...

Alpena County Library has programs scheduled for young children

The Alpena County Library is taking registration for Story Hour, which begins at the end of September and will take place Wednesday mornings. Registration is necessary. There are two sessions being offered: Toddlers ages 2-3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver, children ages 4-5 attend ...

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MARSP to hold meeting MARSP will hold its first meeting of the school year on Thursday at 12 p.m. at the Ramanda Inn. New retirees are encouraged to attend. A special presentation will be made by the Wildlife Rescue Squad. If you did not get a call RSVP to Vicki at 727-2666 no later than ...

Area Agency on Aging receives national award

Region 9 Area Agency on Aging, a division on Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency, has announced its CORE — Campaign of Respect and Empathy — has been honored with an Aging Achievement Award by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. The awards program is supported by ...

TBAC Gallery announces its Artist of the Month

Thunder Bay Arts Council Gallery announces Brandinn Keetch as its Artist of the Month for September and October. An open house will be held in his honor Friday from 5:30-7 p.m. Keetch prides himself on being actively involved in the community. He finds a way to incorporate his skills as an ...

Lions Club hears from ACC president

Dr. Don MacMaster, president of Alpena Community College, was the speaker at last week's Alpena Lions Club meeting. A report on the status of the college, just having begun its fall semester, was the first part of his remarks, Dick Sutherland was program chair of the meeting. MacMaster ...

Community education classes begin again

ALPENA — A new fall class schedule is now available for Alpena Community College’s Community Education classes. There will be new courses in cooking; arts; crafts; photography; and other creative classes; health and wellness; and genealogy. Also included are series of wine-making ...