Lifestyles

MacMaster gives ACC update to Exchange Club

Don MacMaster, president of Alpena Community College, was the guest speaker at this week’s Exchange Club of Alpena weekly meeting. MacMaster provided a detailed update on the Van Lare Hall renovation project and upgrades to the nursing program. Just like many old buildings in Alpena, the ...

VFW Auxiliary gets three new apps at January meeting

The regular meeting of the VFW 2496 Auxiliary was presided over by Jr. Vice Linda Millard on Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. with 13 members attending. The secretary and treasurers reports were given and accepted. There were three new applications for membership, two annual and one transfer. Several ...

Parenting workshop explores social-emotional health in kids

Social-emotional skills are as important to a child’s success in learning as academic skills. A child who has healthy social skills is able to enjoy interacting with others and to make and keep friends. Healthy emotional skills enable a child to express and manage feelings and to calm down ...

Goals, fun key to fitness

ALPENA – Making New Year’s resolutions isn’t for everyone, but those who have resolved to be more active in 2019 can find support through varied workouts and fitness buddies. The key to a successful fitness plan is to find something fun that you can look forward to doing on a daily ...

Goodbye to Christmas

The tree is in pieces and back in its box. Decorations are wrapped in newspaper for safekeeping and stowed away in a red plastic tote. Colorful lights that illuminated our porch for three weeks are unplugged, hanging in the cold, waiting to be taken down. We aren’t cozy on the couch under ...

New Life’s ‘A Latte Fun’ reset for Jan. 15

New Life Christian Fellowship’s “A Latte Fun!” has been rescheduled to this Tuesday, Jan. 15. The date was changed because of inclement weather on the original date. The free event includes a shared meal, a variety of coffees, and comedic skits. It is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 317 S. ...

BAC Gala Jan. 19

Bay Athletic Club will hold its annual Gala at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Fletcher Street Depot in Alpena. The event celebrates those members who have been featured on air in WBKB’s 60-second inspiration stories in 2018. “They feature a member who’s transformed their life through ...

Winter Art in the Loft classes available

Winter 2019 Art in the Loft classes are available for registration now. Some classes fill up quickly, so register early. Call 989-356-4877 to register for any of the following classes, or go online to www.artintheloft.org. Scholarships are available for many of the classes. For more ...

A holiday gift

Courtesy Photo This photo shows great-great-grandmother Elaine Hatch posing with her great-great-grandchildren, Jaxon Slattery and Brooklyn Orban-O’Neal, born less than one day apart.

Magic Bus concert Saturday at APlex

True North Radio Network’s next concert in the winter series will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, when The Magic Bus hits the stage at the APlex. Relive the music of the Woodstock era of psychedelic rock and roll. Their incredible music abilities and authentic look will transcend the modern ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

ARMC to meet Jan. 17 MidMichigan (ARMC) laboratory retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Applebee’s Bar and Grill for their monthly luncheon. TBAC student open house Sunday Thunder Bay Arts Council, Inc. and Gallery will host an open house reception for Sarah ...

‘We care about what happened’

ALPENA - In a couple of weeks, former Besser Elementary School Principal Eric Cardwell will travel to Puerto Rico to help rebuild a school that was devastated by Hurricane Maria in 2017. Cardwell, who is currently the National Association of Elementary School Principals president, will be in ...

NAFCU announces support for employees during government shutdown

Northland Area Federal Credit Union announced that it’s offering a loan for federal employees who are NAFCU members and their families affected by the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government. The credit union is issuing a no-fee, low-interest loan available up to $1,500 and the ...

December YVC Volunteer of the Month announced

Glenn Carter has been chosen as the December volunteer of the month by the Alpena Boys and Girls Club-Youth Volunteer Corps. Carter is a 17-year-old senior at Alpena High School and has been an active participant in the Youth Volunteer Corps program for the last four-and-a-half years, ...

Health Leadership Award nominations sought; due Jan. 18

The MidMichigan Health Foundation’s Business Relations Committee is accepting nominations for the annual Health Leadership Award. The award will be presented to a business or organization that has developed programs to foster a healthy workplace. The selected business or organization will be ...

January is National Radon Action Month

Radon exposure is the second-leading cause of the lung cancer, next to smoking. With January being National Radon Action Month, the Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance recommends that all homes be tested for radon. Radon is found in soil and rock and is an odorless, colorless, and ...

A beautiful sunset

Courtesy Photo This photo provided by David Morrison shows a beautiful sunset taken on a walk in the woods with the Morrison dog, Maggie Mae.

A holiday gift

Courtesy Photo This photo provided to The News shows Elaine Hatch posing with Jaxon Slattery and Orban O’Neal, two grandchildren born less than one day apart.

Five generations

Courtesy Photo This photo provided by the family shows five generations of the same family gathered for the holidays. The photo shows Ken Hatch, Amy Matuzak, Courtney Slattery, Elaine Hatch, and Jaxon Slattery.

Patients to benefit from Love Light Trees support in Alpena

A sparkling array of lights illuminated the atrium at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena as the second annual Love Light Trees lighting ceremony was held in early December. More than $2,000 has been donated thus far to the MidMichigan Health Foundation for the local program. Funds raised ...