Lifestyles

AHS Class of 1978 reunion set

Plans are under way for a 40-year reunion of Alpena High School Class of 1978 set for June 30 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1880 Hamilton. The casual affair starts at 4:30 p.m. and will feature music by Wayne Kendziorski and Jon Brun, with dancing, open bar and snacks. Dinner at 6 p.m. will ...

Lewandowski selected for two exhibitions

Artwork by professional artist Erwin P. Lewandowski of Alpena has been selected for the 26th Annual Colored Pencil Society of America International Exhibition in Chicago. The event is being held at the Bridgeport Art Center from July 12-Aug. 19. “Each year some of the most talented men and ...

TBT plans big splashy summer season

A total of 28 administrative, production and performance team members make up Thunder Bay Theatre’s current company. The large group will present three splashy summer shows starting June 20 with the Elvis Presley inspired musical, “All Shook Up.” A one-weekend only concert-style ...

Besser Chorus offers night of harmony

Voices will be ringing from the APlex on June 6 at 7 p.m., where the Besser Male Chorus will be entertaining all in attendance with music both old and new. Varied choices of music will be offered in three sets of patriotic, inspirational and tunes from various show performances. Included also ...

Alpena County Library going out of this world

The summer is going to be out of this world at the Alpena County Library with a full schedule of NASA@ My Library activities for all ages. Project Manager Christina St. John is thrilled to be able to share some of the exciting ideas she discovered at a NASA workshop she attended in Denver ...

Local youth receives international YVC Award

Rose Jasman, a youth volunteer with the Youth Volunteer Corps of Alpena, has been awarded the Youth Volunteer Corps Legacy Award in recognition of volunteering more than 1,500 hours in support of Alpena and surrounding communities. Each year, YVC recognizes youth volunteers across North ...

Dragonfly Art Gallery names June Artist of the Month

Dragonfly Art Gallery in Harrisville announces Judy Sullivan as its Artist of the Month for June. Her artwork will be on display at the gallery, located at 116 E. Main Street, throughout the month. An Artist’s Reception is planned in her honor for June 9 from 1-3 p.m. Sullivan was born in ...

Location, location, location

“Empires fall, ids explode, great symphonies are written, and behind all of it is a single instinct that channels satisfaction.” Sherwin B. Nuland, surgeon, writer Going to a familiar place to be greeted by the sign “moved to new location” is particularly frustrating when ...

Lions Club hears about Alpena CVB

Mary Beth Stutzman, president of the Alpena Convention & Visitors Bureau, was the speaker at last week's Alpena Lions Club meeting. Arielle Jasman was the program chair for the meeting. Stutzman first gave a bit of history of the CVB. It was founded in the 1980s and it represents Alpena ...

Great Start Collaborative awards downtown business

As You Wish Gourmet Eatery/Blue Phoenix Books in downtown Alpena was awarded the Family Friendly Business Award by the Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District Great Start Collaborative. Owner Joanna Cooper was given the award by Angela Bruning, Great Start Collaborative ...

Cellar reopens as summer gallery displaying ACC students’ artwork

The Cellar building, at the corner of Second Avenue and Carter Street, will be doubling as a gallery space this summer. The blank walls now are filled with student artwork on the ground level corridor as well as the lower level space. Students from the Alpena Community College Fine Art ...

Scholarship winner

Courtesy Photo Mallory LaLonde, front center, is presented with a scholarship by the Alpena Evening Lions Club Monday.

Roadshow

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. Lao Tzu A blessing and curse of living in this quiet, unspoiled town is its remote location. Here, we’re surrounded by forest, dusty two tracks, winding roads, expanses of water, snaking rivers. These are just a few of ...

Popular Author Series continues in Rogers City

ROGERS CITY — Presque Isle District Library’s Popular Author Series continues with author Sue Harrison at 7 p.m. today in the Rogers City Theater. Harrison is the author of six critically acclaimed, bestselling novels that make up her Ivory Carver Trilogy: “Mother Earth, Father Sky,” ...

USCG to host free vessel exams

The United States Coast Guard Alpena Flotilla will be at the Alpena Small Boat Harbor near the flag pole to do free courtesy vessel exams on Saturday. Members will be at the harbor from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. This is an excellent way for boaters to know if they have the required safety ...

Celtic band to play in RC Saturday

ROGERS CITY — A rescheduled concert by Blackthorn Celtic Band will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers City Theater. The original concert, part of the Northeast Exposure Music Series sponsored by Presque Isle District Library, was postponed in April due to weather. General ...

Check out Alpena’s arts scene

Alpena Art Walks return for a second season beginning this Friday. This series of free summer events allows people to explore the art galleries and studios of downtown past normal hours and celebrate the community as an arts and cultural destination, said Anne Gentry, executive director of ...

Watercolor art class offered at Art in the Loft

Art in the Loft offers a watercolor class June 9 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with instructor and artist Betty Bea Washburn. The class is titled, “The Maple, The Birch and The Pine.” Michigan trees make stunning subjects for watercolor painting. Trees can form a stand-alone landscape or the ...

Make art, take art at TBAC Gallery

Make art, take art. The concept is fairly simple and one that artists at Thunder Bay Arts Council Gallery hope catches on this summer. All ages and all talent levels can participate. The only requirements are to stop by the gallery at 127 W. Chisholm, enjoy looking around the art-filled space ...

Flute & Friends to feature local instrumentalists, vocalists

The 9th annual Flute & Friends concert will be presented Sunday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. Directed by Alpena musician and Hubbard Lake resident MaryAnn Hubbard, the concert will feature several local instrumentalists and vocalists. The concept of the Flute & Friends ...