Lifestyles

Kiwanis celebrity night to help Kiddie Park

The Kiwanis Club of Alpena invites the community to its celebrity server night from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Pizza Hut in Alpena. Members of Kiwanis and the Alpena Key Club will be waiting tables and collecting tips to help support the Kiwanis Kiddie Park located near the Alpena Band shell. ...

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Salvation Army changes church services In an effort to reach people of Alpena County who may not be comfortable with a traditional church setting, The Salvation Army has changed its Sunday services to a luncheon service starting at 11:30 a.m. The service will start with singing and ...

RCCT presents ‘Mamma Mia!’ tonight through March 17

Audiences are in for a high-energy burst of musical entertainment in Rogers City Community Theatre’s premier production of “Mamma Mia!” opening tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Rogers City Theater. The musical, based on the 1970s hits of ABBA, is set on a beautiful Greek island, where a young ...

Weather talk is always in season

“Men argue. Weather acts.” — Voltaire, French philosopher Whether good or bad, someone will ask, “Did you order this weather?” — Obviously no, but from the convenience of daily activity, to life-changing cataclysmic events, weather impacts us all, with weather talk often being an ...

New Lion roars into meeting

Courtesy Photo Scott Kreinbring, pictured in the center above, was inducted as a new member of the Alpena Lions Club at the club’s meeting on February 26. His sponsor was Past District Governor Dave Zeller, pictured at right. Kreinbring is the chief operating officer at HPC Credit Union. ...

Three-way tie in Neiman’s paczki contest on Fat Tuesday

News Photos by Darby Hinkley Three contestants ate three paczkis each in two minutes, 30 seconds, to win the paczki-eating contest at Neiman’s Family Market Tuesday morning. Joshua Viegelahn of Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union, Scott Posthumus of Cliff Anschuetz, and Valerie Skorupski of ...

Senior volunteers get background checks

Senior volunteers enrolled in Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency’s Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs recently gathered in Alpena for a mandatory recheck of their backgrounds, as these volunteers serve with vulnerable populations. Foster grandparent volunteer Roseann ...

United Way seeking spring mini-grant apps

The United Way of Northeast Michigan is currently accepting applications for mini-grants, due by 4 p.m. April 5. The mini-grants allow the United Way to meet community needs that may arise between the annual allocation cycle, to fund programs that seek to meet high priority needs in Alcona, ...

Thelma Orr health scholarships available

ALPENA­ — MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena’s Volunteer Services Department is offering two $1,500 scholarships for area students in healthcare fields. Scholarships are available to students pursing an education in a human medicine-related field with their primary residency in Alcona, ...

Chamber events scheduled

Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce has upcoming events, starting Friday with its Good Morning Alpena! breakfast at 7 a.m. at Ramada Alpena. Other upcoming events include: ¯ Wednesday, March 20: New member breakfast invite-only event. ¯ Thursday, March 21: Fireworks fundraising kickoff from ...

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Spaghetti dinner Friday in Alpena Under His Wings Christian Fellowship is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and bake sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at American Legion Post 65 in Alpena. Suggested donation is $8 per person or $20 per family. Meatless sauce will be available. All ...

Comedy, controversy, chaos abound in ACT’s ‘Rumors’

Scandalous humor and mysterious fun will have mature audiences doubling over in laughter at Alpena Civic Theatre’s “Rumors,” playing this and next weekend. The Neil Simon play is somewhat of a dark comedy featuring four couples at a late-night party that becomes a whirlwind of gossip, ...

Clerks present at LWV meeting

The local election process was described by presentations, handouts, and a fun quiz game at a recent meeting of the League of Women Voters of Alpena County. Presenters included the following county and city clerks: Alpena City Clerk Anne Soik, Alcona County Clerk Stephany Eller, Alpena County ...

PI Women’s Club donates to charities

Two members of the Presque Isle Women’s Club met at Hinks School Tuesday to deliver the last of the club’s donations to community organizations. Linda Seyfferth and Ann-Marie Ruder presented a check for $500 to Principal Sharon Miller and School Success Partnership Liaison Jolene Price who ...

Bringing babies back

HERRON — Michelle Sobek is dedicated to helping local wildlife get back on its feet. She is the director of Nature’s Kingdom Wildlife Rehabilitation, which is the only rehabilitation facility working to help wildlife in Northeast Michigan. Sobek, who is an animal lover, got certified to ...

Senior event on March 14 to highlight fire safety, Smart911

Fire safety and emergency preparedness are essential for all ages, but the March 14 “Making A Safety Difference” day will focus on Alpena County seniors. The free presentation will be at Alpena Senior Citizens Center. Alpena officers will be talking to seniors from 10 a.m. to noon ...

CFNEM re-accredited by National Standards

The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan has been re-accredited with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. “Meeting the ...

VanWagoner speaks to Exchange Club

Alpena Public Schools Superintendent John VanWagoner was the guest speaker at this week’s Exchange Club of Alpena meeting. VanWagoner provided details on the upcoming bond proposal set to be on the ballot for the May 7 election. Registered voters will decide on a 1.9 mill bond proposal ...

Area groups to host Lenten fish fry Fridays

Several area churches and groups are hosting fish fry events on Fridays during the Lenten season. St. Rose of Lima at 3433 Herron Rd. in Lachine will host a “Fry-day Night Lenten Fish Fry” from 4:30 to 7 p.m. each Friday, except for Good Friday. Takeouts are available by calling ...

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March events at MidMichigan Medical Center­­-Alpena MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena has several March events coming up, coordinated by the Volunteer Services department. From March 4 to 10, the March Madness Sale will be at The Gift Corner inside the hospital, with all proceeds to be ...