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Fundraiser Fiesta for Folk Festival Thunder Bay Folk Festival is having a Fundraiser Fiesta from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Pompeyos in Alpena. The event will feature a taco bar and cash bar, live music, a silent auction, raffles, crafts and games. The cost is $25 per person, which includes ...

The Return of the Great Catsby supports furry friends

The Return of the Great Catsby is on tap once again, to raise money for the Huron Humane Society. The 1920s-themed shindig gives animal lovers a reason to dress up (or down) and enjoy a night on the town for a good cause, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at Fletcher Street Depot. “This is ...

Pied Piper plant sale starts Friday

ALPENA — Pied Piper School is hosting its annual spring flower sale with lots of flowers and crafts for the spring season. The sale starts Friday and runs through May 30. It will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays when school is in session. A special sale will be held from ...

Alpena High School FFA spring plant sale starts today

Alpena FFA members and Alpena High School agriscience students will be hosting a plant sale fundraiser today through Saturday, and May 22 to 25. The sale will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Thursday, 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Alpena High School ...

Sanctuary lecture on sinkholes Thursday

ALPENA — The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center will host several free educational programs this month, including a lecture on Thursday. Thursday, May 9 This next installment in the Sanctuary Lecture Series, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., is called “Looking Beneath the Surface: Using Emerging ...

Judy Dennis elected to Girl Scouts Shore to Shore board

Alpena’s Judy Dennis was among 11 members recently elected to the Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore Board of Directors. At the April 27 annual meeting, Dennis was elected secretary of the group. The officers’ terms began upon being voted into office and will end in 2020 or ...

‘How to Succeed’ musical satire opens Friday at ACT

You don’t need an MBA to learn how to succeed in business. In fact, you don’t even really have to try. Alpena Civic Theatre presents “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday. “It’s a tongue-in-cheek cynical spear job on corporate America,” ...

Bird watching at Partridge Point

Thunder Bay Audubon Society is hosting three evening birding sessions at Patridge Point starting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Following sessions will be at the same time on the next two Wednesdays, May 15 and 22. The public is welcome to join in as members of the audubon society lead groups on ...

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Pancake breakfast at PI Hall Sat. East Grand Lake Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Presque Isle Township Hall. American Legion dinner Saturday Alpena American Legion Post 65 will host its monthly dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the ...

Fresh, fragrant, flower-farming fun

From asters to zinnias, this lady has a fresh bouquet of knowledge and the creative energy to turn it into sweet-smelling artwork you can hold in your hand. Doreen Thomas owns Violet and Mae Flower Farm in Lachine and Classic Designs by Doreen Thomas. She also makes gift baskets for Thunder ...

Kirchoff matching gas cards in May for Friends Together

Pamela Kirchoff, financial advisor with Edward Jones, is heading up the May Match gas card challenge to benefit Friends Together of Alpena. Dollar for dollar, your gas card donation made to the Friends Together May Match challenge can be doubled during this month, offering twice the impact to ...

Pet CPR class May 11

For the first time in Alpena, a Pet CPR and First Aid Certification Class will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. The class will be held at the K-9 Clubhouse located at 1015 U.S.-23 North, Ste. 4, on the backside of the Kadrich Chiropractic Building. The event is being ...

Zonta Club gives to health foundation

ALPENA — At a recent special meeting of the Zonta Club of Alpena, members gathered to learn the history and current status of the Mammography Subsidy Fund and the women’s breast health program at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Members of the club presented MidMichigan Health ...

Skywarn training weather radio winners

Courtesy Photo Free Weather Alert Radio raffle winners from the Severe Weather Training Class were recently awarded. The class, held on April 18, was presented by the Gaylord National Weather Service and sponsored by Alcona County Emergency Management and Amateur Radio Group. Pictured from ...

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Golden Agers to meet Friday The Golden Agers met April 12 for their monthly meeting. Vice president Bea Rohde called the meeting to order by saying the pledge to the flag. Cathy Cici, along with two of her sisters-in-law helped the group make really neat crosses by gluing clothespins ...

Campus Corner

Ciarkowski graduates from GVSU Paige Michelle Ciarkowski graduated from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, on April 26, 2019, with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice with a minor in juvenile justice. While at GVSU she was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority and ...

Alpena columnist offers ‘The Best of Vignettes’ compilation

Reading this book is like sitting down for lunch with an old friend. “The Best of Vignettes” features 45 of Doug Pugh’s columns, chosen from those published regularly in The Alpena News, primarily between 2015 and 2018. His column is titled “Vignettes.” As summarized on the back ...

Bruno Hirzel is May/June artist at TBAC, reception May 10

Thunder Bay Arts Council and Gallery, Inc. presents Bruno Hirzel as their Featured Artist for the months of May and June. An Open House for him will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at the TBAC Office/Gallery at 127 W. Chisholm Street in Alpena. Here is a summary provided by ...

RMEF fundraiser banquet Saturday

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is holding its 13th annual fundraiser banquet and auction Saturday at the APlex. A cocktail social starts at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature games, and live and silent auctions for world-class wildlife art, firearms, unique ...

Alpena library kid/teen programs this week

Alpena County Library will host several programs for children and teens within the week. Make It Take It Science Day will be offered from 10 to noon Saturday, where kids from preschool through fifth grade can come be a mad scientist. They will experience hands-on fun doing experiments and ...