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SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

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 ...

Alpena Senior Citizens Center announces its September events

The Alpena Senior Citizens Center, located at 501 River Street, has announced its program lineup for September. Today: Tai Chi class at 12 p.m. free for senior citizens age 60 and over. Saturday: A euchre tournament. Meal and registration from 5-6 p.m. with play beginning at 6. Meal ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Longbeards to meet Tuesday Alpena Longbeards will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Room 106 of the Center Building at ACC. For any questions call Edith at 354-4964. Aid by the Dozen meets Carol Kelly hosted the August meeting of the Aid by the Dozen at the 19th Hole. ...

Creative opportunities continue at Art in the Loft

Art in the Loft continues to offer multiple opportunities to get creative. Between now and the end of 2017, the offerings range from a wide variety of culinary and visual arts classes for adults to fun cooking and art classes for children. Denise Cooper, who oversees the culinary arts ...

Sunrise 45 Film Festival winners announced

Organizers have announced the winners in the first annual Sunrise 45 Film Festival held last weekend in Alpena. The three-day event, organized by the Thunder Bay Film Society, offered a full menu of more than 40 short and full feature films as well as a number of music videos. “The ...

Deadline nearing for Art in the Loft juried competition

A little over a week remains to enter Art in the Loft’s second annual juried art competition. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 3. “The submissions are coming in pretty good,” said Justin Christensen-Cooper, executive director of the Loft. “We’re about half way to where we want ...

Board of Realtors donates backpacks to Boys & Girls Club

As the school year fast approaches, a group of realtors from an eight-county region have stepped up to help youth in the community with backpack, snacks and school supply donations. The Water Wonderland Board of Realtors, which includes 80 real estate agencies and over 380 members from St. ...

DDA director addresses Lions Club members

Anne Gentry, director of Alpena’s Downtown Development Authority, was the speaker at last week’s Alpena Lions Club meeting. She gave a PowerPoint presentation that featured current and complete report on the DDA. Program chair for the meeting was Mike Hamilton. Gentry opened with a report ...

MOC Auxiliary hosts visit by Grand officials

The regular meeting of MOC Pup Tent 96 Auxiliary was held Aug. 15, with seven members in attendance and two guests. The meeting was preceded by an annual steak fry provided by the men of the MOC. Fines were paid, minutes read and the treasurer’s report given. Communications were read and ...

Rogers City Summer Youth Program presents ‘Godspell, Jr.’ Jr.’

ROGERS CITY – The talented cast of Rogers City Community Theatre’s Summer Youth Program will share themes of love, tolerance and building a community when they present their production of “Godspell, Jr.” The show opens today and runs through Sunday. Conceived and originally directed ...

Well-known performers to present Broadway tunes

ROGERS CITY – Well-known vocalist Heather Nordenbrock and accompanist Jean Brown-Baker will present a musical journey through the history of the Great White Way on Aug. 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers City Theater. Songs will be presented from 1926 right up until the current Broadway ...

Brush Creek Mill to feature Allan James Grund program

HILLMAN – Brush Creek Mill will be open Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. during Hillman’s V-J Day celebration. The mill will be featuring a World War II military display, along with lawn games, a water balloon challenge and a putting contest. At 7 p.m., Allan James Grund will present his ...

Hillman VFW Post discusses upcoming V-J Day celebration

Eighteen members where on hand during the Hillman VFW Post 2356 meeting Thursday, where discussion centered around the annual V-J Day celebration taking place Aug. 12. The event kicks off with the annual parade with line-up beginning at 10 a.m. at the Catholic church, where the judging ...

Lions hear about hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment

Erica Phillips, community health coordinator for MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, screened a powerpoint review entitled "Community Health Needs Assessment" at last week's Alpena Lions Club Meeting. Jan Kane served as program chair for the meeting. Phillips described for the Lions the many ...

Garden club raffle winners

The winners of the Alpena Garden Club Garden Walk raffle: Cathy Talaske: hydrangea shrub donated by Bushes and Blooms Linda DeWyre: painted window donated by Julie Olden Nancy Smith: garden hose and snippers donated by Walmart Barb Kwiatkowski: impatiens and frog sign donated by ...

Library to host summer book club carnival at APlex

ALPENA — Staff and volunteers at the Alpena Public Library are hosting a Summer Book Club carnival Aug. 9 at the APlex. Library Director Eric Magness-Eubank said the event is to wrap up this year’s library summer reading program aimed at youths three through 12 years of age. He ...