Lifestyles

Cathy Macfalda earns Michigan’s Top HR award

During the annual MISHRM (Michigan Society for Human Resource Management) conference Alpena’s Cathy Macfalda was named Michigan’s 2018 Top HR Professional. Cathy worked as Human Resources manager for NEMCSA (Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency) and has been with the agency for ...

Lions Club met Oct. 23

Nicole Keyes, Manager of Habitat for Humanity for Northeast Michigan, was the speaker at last week’s meeting of the Alpena Lions Club, on Oct. 23. Program chair for the meeting was Andy Lamp. Habitat’s goal is to provide affordable homes in our area for those who are in need and have ...

ALL spaghetti dinner Tuesday at ACC

The Association of Lifelong Learners at Alpena Community College will host its 13th Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Besser Technical Center Commons Area of the ACC Campus. This event raises funds to support activities and programs which ALL provides ...

Alpena grads in CMU play

Two Alpena natives are in Central Michigan University’s production of “Shrek the Musical.” Dylan Goike of Alpena plays the role of Lord Farquaad, and Caileigh Nitchman of Alpena plays the roles of Dragonette and Happy People. “Shrek the Musical” is an interpretation of the 2001 ...

Season of Light at Besser Museum Nov. 17

The Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan’s annual Season of Light exhibit is scheduled to open Saturday, Nov. 17, with a family-friendly reception filled with music, food, holiday crafts, and a special planetarium presentation from 6pm – 8pm. Advance tickets are available at the Besser ...

Susan Stacey is featured TBAC artist

Thunder Bay Arts Council and Gallery, Inc. presents Susan Stacey as featured artist for the months of November and December. An open house will be held in her honor from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at the TBAC Gallery, 127 W. Chisholm St., Alpena. The event is free and open to the ...

Mitch Albom to discuss his new book in Alpena Saturday

Internationally renowned author Mitch Albom didn’t plan on writing a sequel to his first novel, but 15 years later, he followed up with “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven,” which came out on Oct. 9. On Saturday in Alpena, Albom will discuss the inspiration behind his new book, the ...

A Not So Haunted Home!

“I know where I was before, and I know where I want to go. I am not afraid of who I am.” – Deshaun Watson, NFL quarterback Home is the alpha and omega of the mountain one chooses to climb in life, nurturing on the ascent and proclaiming achievement at the summit. Housing is linked to ...

Girl Scouts paint bowls for charity

Girl Scouts of St. Paul Lutheran recently visited Cobbygoose, where owner Ashley Borchard instructed them in the painting of bowls, to be used for the Empty Bowls fundraiser on Sunday. The fundraiser, from noon to 2 p.m., will be held at St. Bernard’s Parish Hall, 322 W. Chisholm St., ...

Lewandowski wins award for his drawing

Professional artist Erwin P. Lewandowski of Alpena was notified recently that his colored pencil drawing, Crevice Stream I, was awarded third place in the FASO BoldBrush Painting Competition for September 2018. The event is sponsored by FASO, one of the largest artist website organizations in ...

TBT’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ flips the scene, but not the script

While Juliet is wondering “Wherefore art thou, Romeo?” some playgoers may be wondering wherefore art the Shakespearean traditions in Thunder Bay Theatre’s rendition of “Romeo & Juliet.” However, that is kind of the point Producing Artistic Director Jeffrey Mindock is trying ...

Registration open for Jingle Bell run

The 1st Annual Besser Museum Jingle Bell Run will be held Friday, November 23, right before the holiday parade. Deck yourself out in Christmas style and join the Besser Museum in kicking off the parade down the Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade route at 5:15 p.m. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. ...

Rare opportunity to buy vintage books

The popular Newspapers in Education Book Sale sponsored by The Alpena News ordinarily takes place once a year. Look for an exciting exception this year, however. Due to a large number of vintage books generously donated by the public over the last five to six years, a special book sale is ...

Zonta’s Fall into Fashion Nov. 10

Zonta Club of Alpena will hold its Fourth Annual Fall Into Fashion luncheon and fashion show from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Twin Acres - 19th Hole. Tickets are $25, which includes luncheon and dessert with coffee and tea. A cash bar and drink specials will be ...

Shakespearean bar crawl Thursday

Alpena’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will hold its first Shakespearean bar crawl at 7 p.m. Thursday. Bard At The Bar will feature live performances by Thunder Bay Theatre’s core company members. At each of the four stops, TBT actors will perform a scene from a different play ...

St. Paul Bazaar 10-2 Saturday

St. Paul Lutheran Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, 727 S. Second Ave., on the corner of Second and Mirre Street. The church’s famous turkey noodle casserole luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost for the luncheon is $9 per ...

Art in the Loft’s Hot Time in the City to feature chef contest

The outside temperature may be cold, but things are heating up at Art in Loft. Art in the Loft is kicking off its 18th year with its annual fundraiser, Hot Time in the City, which will feature a contest between six local chefs, signature drinks, a silent auction, games, live music, and ...

Local author event Saturday at Olivet

Pegg Thomas of Ossineke considers her days full. Often she spends part of her waking hours tending to a vegetable garden, raising sheep, spinning homegrown wool into fiber or baking a weekly batch of bread. These days, an even larger chunk of her available time is devoted to writing ...

TBT reveals 2019 season; ‘Godspell’, ‘Mamma Mia!’ on list

The 2019 lineup at Thunder Bay Theatre is chocked full of fun for all ages. “There’s always something to be learned when you step into a theatre,” Jeffrey Mindock, producing artistic director for TBT, told an audience of more than 50 people at the season reveal party last week at Art in ...

Area students earn honors at Ferris State

Several area college students were among the 2,075 who earned academic honors for the semester that ended in August 2018 at Ferris State University and Kendall College of Art and Design. The university has also announced its summer graduate list. Jared Hiles of Lincoln earned both academic ...