Lifestyles

TBT Play in the Park moved indoors

The first program in a new Plays in the Park initiative, which was previously scheduled to happen this Saturday outdoors, will be moved indoors at Thunder Bay Theatre due to forecasted rain. The initiative is a collaboration between TBT and the Downtown Development Authority. A free ...

ASO members to present ‘Autumn Serenade’ Concer

The “Autumn Serenade” Concert, performed by various members and friends of the Alpena Symphony Orchestra, provides ideal entertainment for a Sunday afternoon in late fall. Plan to attend this performance on Sunday at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 167 S. Ripley Blvd. The rich ...

In the community, making a difference

“May you always do for others…May you build a ladder to the stars and climb on every rung…May you always be courageous, stand upright and strong…May have a strong foundation when the winds of changes shift…May you stay forever young.” Bob Dylan, “Forever Young,” 1973 The ...

Summer bike tour proceeds fund repair station

Each year nearly 150 bicyclists from around Michigan and the United States ride around the Alpena area enjoying the local scenery and sites as part of the Sunrise Adventure Bicycle Tour. The ride is sponsored by the League of Michigan Bicyclists as a way of funding its mission of using ...

Photography by Camera Club on exhibit at TBAC Gallery

Thunder Bay Arts Council and Gallery presents the ALL (Association of Lifelong Learners) Camera Club as featured artists for the months of November and December. An Open House in their honor is planned Friday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the gallery, located at 127 W. Chisholm. ALL’s Focused on ...

Women’s Giving Circle celebrating 10 years of grants

As council director and a coach for Girls on the Run, Cathy Goike knows this influential program has reached more than 1,600 young girls in a positive way since 2010. “Life comes at these girls so fast,” Goike said. “Girls on the Run helps them find their ‘pace.’ They learn about ...

Bolder-size Petoskey stone sparks interest

Ever since an article earlier this month in the Detroit Free Press made mention of a bolder-sized Petoskey stone at the Besser Museum’s Fossil Park, the museum has seen an uptick in people coming from outside the area to see the stone. We had a couple who drove up from Indiana,” said ...

Lions Club hears from Alpena FD critical care medic

Tyler Suszek of the Alpena Fire Department was the speaker at last week's meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. Suszek serves as a critical care medic. Bernie Lamp III was the program chair for the meeting. Describing the background of his profession, Suszek said the Alpena Fire Department has ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Daughters of Isabella At the October meeting of Daughters of Isabella, Circle 975, a motion was made and seconded to vote at the Nov. 2 circle meeting on merging with another Michigan circle. Letters have been sent to Daughters of Isabella members regarding the voting meeting. Members who ...

CFNEM Fund provides $500,000 for MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena

The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan has given a $500,000 grant to support training for staff on a new software system for MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena. The grant comes from the Alpena Regional Medical Center Endowment Fund at CFNEM. This fund was originally established in ...

Brothers published in same book

Stories by home-grown crime writing brothers Doug and Jim Allyn are included in the 21st edition of “The Best American Mystery Stories” released Oct. 7 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Doug Allyn’s “Puncher’s Chance” and Jim Allyn’s “The Master of Negwegon” lead off the ...

SERRV Bazaar continues its impact

Artisans in 35 countries around world, including under-privileged parts of the United States, benefit every year from the SERRV Bazaar held at First Congregational United Church of Christ. This weekend marks the 43rd annual sale that continues to impact lives in each of those countries. ...

4-H members participate in State Horse Show

Alpena County 4-H announces it had two members compete in the Michigan 4-H State Horse Show at the Michigan State University Pavilion for Livestock Education in East Lansing. Alpena 4-H members Savannah Avent and Kelsey Fras represented Alpena County 4-H at this prestigious competition. Avent ...

Join the hunt

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. Jack London As native members of NE Michigan’s community, we well know to be cautious in the woods this time of year unless one is dressed in varying degrees of hi-vis orange or yellow. Hunting is the cycle of harvest ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

ASO members to present fall concert Members of the Alpena Symphony Orchestra will present a fall concert titled Autumn Serenade. The event will consist of soloists and ensembles performing Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 167 S. Ripley Blvd. This concert is free of ...

Rogers City Community Theatre doing musical comedy set in UP

For its fall production, Rogers City Community Theatre offers a musical comedy for the whole family, “A County Fair in da U.P., Yah Sure!” The show, opening Friday, is an adaptation of the hilarious musical originally titled, “A Don’t Hug Me County Fair,” with book and lyrics by ...

TBT doing Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ with a twist

The first installment of Thunder Bay Theatre’s newly instituted Shakespeare Project begins Thursday with the opening of “Hamlet.” Once a year over the next five years, TBT plans to present a Shakespeare classic but with a contemporary twist. “All of the plays will be done with a ...

Stan Nelson receives prestigious Kiwanis award

Stan Nelson was recently awarded the Hixson Fellowship at the Alpena Kiwanis Club’s installation banquet for the 2017-18 year. Nelson has been a member of Kiwanis since 1991, and has served locally as both club director and club president, and in the Michigan District of Kiwanis as ...