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Alpena Civic Theatre auditions, shows set Alpena Civic Theatre will hold open auditions for “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at 401 River St. in Alpena. Casting will be done for 13 men and seven women. Singers should bring ...

‘Charlotte’s Web’ opens tonight at Thunder Bay Theatre

Farm-fresh fun is on the menu tonight, as Thunder Bay Theatre’s “Charlotte’s Web” opens at 7:30 p.m. The annual youth production kicks off TBT’s spring season. The cast of 20 ranges in age from 9 to 17, all ready to teach the audience a lesson on friendship and inclusivity through ...

Passing the swim test—taking the plunge into the deep end

SB and I are sitting on the bleachers at the Plaza Pool along with other parents. There are grandparents and siblings too. Maybe some aunts and uncles. All of us there to support the kids. At least, I think that’s what we’re doing. Many have their phones out. Swiping, scrolling, interested ...

‘Rumors’ a sarcastic delight for adult ears only

Picture a woman rolling her eyes as her husband tells tall tales in an attempt to evade trouble. Now add a gunshot, suicide attempt, car accident, spousal abuse and a few bloody ears, hands and noses, and you’re starting to see what “Rumors” is all about. But does anyone ever really ...

Women’s conference March 23

New Life Christian Fellowship’s 19th Annual “You Are Loved” Women’s Conference will a feature a day of inspiration with Becky McDonald Saturday, March 23. The event, for women and high-school-age young women, is 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 317 S. Ripley Blvd., Alpena. ...

Heidemann receives theater award

News Photo by Steve Schulwitz A representative from the Community Theater Association of Michigan presented Karl Heidemann the Dorothy Arnett Award, which is presented annually to a theater for its valuable contribution to the community it serves. The award presentation took place before a ...

African birding presentation Thursday

Thunder Bay Audubon Society is sponsoring a free program at 7 p.m. Thursday at Alpena County Library, featuring Tom Heatley presenting “Birding in Tanzania,” about his 2018 birding trip to Africa. Heatley, a retired science teacher, is from Harrisville. His hobbies of birding, traveling ...

Immanuel enrollment open house Thursday

Immanuel Lutheran School will host a preschool and kindergarten 2019-20 enrollment open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Check out classrooms and the school, meet teachers and participate in circus-themed activities. For more information, call 989-354-4805 or email ...

A variety of events scheduled for Monday

Editor’s Note: From time to time, there are so many events for Tuesday’s Community Calendar that they do not all fit on the page, and this sometimes leaves the following week’s Monday events off the calendar. In these cases, a brief will run on Wednesday reminding readers of upcoming ...

Rogers City librarian earns Community Builder award

ROGERS CITY — She didn’t win an award for sitting still. Presque Isle District Library System Director Amber Alexander has earned a Mover & Shaker award this month from the “Library Journal.” The award is an international honor given to just 50 people each year in the library ...

Scholarships awarded

Courtesy Photo More than 200 people helped celebrate three scholarship winners on Saturday, March 2, at the Posen Community Center as part of the 20th Scholarship Awards and Hunter’s Heritage Banquet. Pictured, from left to right, are scholarship winners Mark Wisniewski, Brooke Ciarkowski ...

Anti-human trafficking speaker coming to New Life March 22

An anti-human trafficking campaign is coming to Alpena on Friday, March 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. at New Life Christian Fellowship, 317 S. Ripley Blvd., Alpena. Becky McDonald, founder and president of Women At Risk International, will present a free seminar on human trafficking, the second ...

Trivia night fundraiser Saturday for Children’s Advocacy Center

A trivia night and silent auction at 7 p.m. Saturday at Lost Lake Woods Club will raise funds for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeast Michigan to provide support services to abused children. Trivia teams will consist of four to eight people. The entry fee is $20 per person, ages 18 ...

Lions hear from Area Agency on Aging

Rose Smith, community health worker at the Area Agency on Aging, spoke at the March 5 Alpena Lions Club meeting. She asked the Lions to help her reach out to the aging needy in this area. Program chair for the meeting was President Mike Centala. Serving nine counties as part of the Northeast ...

‘Weather To Skate’ next weekend at Northern Lights

Alpena Figure Skating Club’s annual show is next weekend, March 15 and 16, at Northern Lights Arena, with shows at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday. The theme is “Weather To Skate,” and every song is dealing with the weather. Songs include thunder, rainbows, storms, wind, rain, ...

‘The job affects you’

7:19 a.m. The back of the ambulance smells faintly of a high school science room. Full cardiac arrest, the monitor between the front seats reports. The ambulance slows as the report from first responders crackles over the radio: the man died. No need to hurry. In the bedroom at the home, ...

Campus Corner

Bluck graduates from Grand Valley State Jonathan Frederick Wayne Bluck graduated Magna Cum Laude from Grand Valley State University in December, earning a 3.98 GPA. He majored in anthropology and minored in both archaeology and German. While at Grand Valley, Bluck was president of the ...

ACC students named to All-Michigan Academic Team

ALPENA — Alpena Community College students Ben Gould and Todd Graham have been named to the 2019 Phi Theta Kappa All-Michigan Academic Team. In addition to these awards, both students earned scholarships from the ACC Foundation. The students were chosen by ACC President Don MacMaster, who ...

ASO Winter Serenade Sunday

An uplifting musical experience will be offered at Winter Serenade at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 124 E. Washington Ave., Alpena. Soloists and ensembles from the Alpena Symphony Orchestra and the Alpena Symphony String Ensemble will present this program, the ideal cure for cabin ...

ACC nursing program gets $12K

ALPENA — Alpena Community College’s Nursing Program has received approval for a $12,121 grant from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) to be used for the purchase of simulation equipment. The money is being distributed through LARA’s Nurse Professional Fund ...