Lifestyles

Alpena Eagles Auxiliary welcomes two members

Alpena Ladies Eagles Auxiliary #1241 gathered April 25 for a regular meeting with President Janene Champine presiding. Initiation was held for two new members, Donna Moore and Cheryl Koester. They were welcomed by the membership. Barbara Anderson won dues. Kathy Crawford and Diane Struzik ...

Rogers City Community Theatre presents ‘Oliver!’

Rogers City Community Theatre will present Lionel Bart’s Oliver! This musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic story, “Oliver Twist,” opens on Friday and runs through May 7. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. “‘Oliver!’ is a musical very close ...

AHS student takes on district Key Club leadership role

Natalie Goff, a 17-year-old junior attending Alpena High School, recently attended the 67th annual Service Leadership Conference. Held in Lansing, the conference allowed a weekend of celebration of the year’s accomplishment for the Michigan District of Key Club International, as well as ...

Hillman VFW Post elects officers, names chili winners

Hillman VFW Post 2356 held a regular meeting April 6 with 12 members in attendance. New officers elected were: Commander Bob Hunt, Sr.; Vice Will Creekmore; Junior Vice Walter Elowsky; Quarter Master Mitch Smith; Surgeon Randy Brink; Chaplain Bill Jourgensen; Judge Advocate Gary Ferguson; ...

Let’s get growing

A major source of gardening inspiration is only a few days away. Michigan State University Extension’s 14th annual Let’s Get Growing garden show takes place Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Alpena Mall and always serves as a seasonal highlight for those who appreciate ...

Exchange Club announces 2017 scholarship recipient

The Exchange Club of Alpena held its annual Stanley C. Beck Scholarship program on April 4 at the 19th Hole. This year there were three outstanding semi-finalists for the $1,000 award: Aaron Diamond, Katherine Gallarno and Trevor Roznowski. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants who ...

Eagles Auxiliary hosts District 8 gathering

Alpena Ladies Eagles Auxiliary #1241 met April 11 for an Easter potluck and regular meeting with President Janene Champine presiding. Beverly Schroeder was initiated and welcomed as a new member. Champine thanked all the ladies for their help during the recent District 8 meeting held at the ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Bridge Club winners listed Alpena Duplicate Bridge Club winners last week were: Fred Woolman and Eve Phillips, first; Linda Clegg and Marcy Sherman, second; Gayle Nowak and Judie Vivian, third. The group meets Mondays at 12:45 p.m. All bridge players are welcome. For more information, call ...

TBT rolls out new educational initiative

Thunder Bay Theatre recently unveiled its new educational initiative, TBT^2: Thunder Bay Theatre Theatrical Based Training. A program that was in development for close to six months, TBT^2 is designed as a four-point plan to lead young performing artists into a life in the theater whether it ...

Great Michigan Read pick announced

LANSING - Michigan Humanities Council announces the sixth round of Great Michigan Read, a biennial statewide literary program focusing on humanities themes. The Great Michigan Read aims to connect people as Michiganians by deepening their understanding of their state, their society and their ...

MOC Auxiliary gives report on recent activities, upcoming plans

The regular meeting of the MOC Auxiliary was held April 18, with eight members in attendance. Fines were declared, minutes of last month’s meeting read and the treasurer’s report read and filed subject to audit. General Orders No. 4 was read and bills were presented for payment. ...

Optimists announce Oratorical Contest results

The Optimist Club of Alpena held its annual oratorical contest open to all area youth 18 years old and under. Each contestant had to write and deliver a speech on the topic, “What the World Gains from Optimism.” Four girls competed for cash prizes and a chance to compete at the regional ...

In the community, making a difference

A two headed coin “The art of taxation consists of plucking the goose to obtain the most feathers with the least hissing.” Jean Baptiste Colbert, French Minister of Finances, King Louis XIV (1665-1683). Paying tax is like gambling with a two-headed coin. The outcome is ...

DKG Woman of Distinction named

Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Iota State, Alpha Xi Chapter, held its March 9 meeting at First United Methodist Church in Alpena. Debbie Wojda was honored as the chapter’s Woman of Distinction for the year 2017. She is a retired physical education teacher who taught in both Hillman and Alpena. ...

A good kind of ‘egging’ homes

The Girl Guards of the Salvation Army recently “egged” some local homes. Girls put a “paper egg” on the front door of each home. The “egg” explained that 12 plastic eggs were hidden in their yard. Eleven of the eggs were filled with candy and the 12th one was empty representing the ...

Alpena native works in field of Parkinson’s disease research

Alpena native Laurie Mischley has been featured in a Bastyr University publication regarding her work in the field of Parkinson’s disease research. Mischley holds a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr and is currently associate clinical investigator at Bastyr University Research ...

Brad Keen assumes top leadership role in state restaurant association

Brad Keen, an Ossineke native, has assumed the position of chairman of the Michigan Restaurant Association Executive Board for a second straight term. Over the past 30 years, he has worked as part of the Boyne Resorts team to strive to transform its Northern Michigan properties into food ...

Empty Bowls project to fight local hunger

Local residents and businesses are invited to participate in May in Empty Bowls, a unique project aimed at fighting hunger. The first Empty Bowls was started in 1990 by ceramics students at Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School in Detroit as a one-time luncheon to raise money for a local ...

Alpena County Library to host live TED2017 Conference sessions

TEDxAlpenaPublicLibraryLive is returning to Alpena County Library on April 27 from 2-10 p.m. The independently organized event is a live broadcast of the official TED2017 Conference. TED2017’s theme is The Future You and the Northeast Michigan community will be able to participate in the ...

Alpena County Library observing National Library Week

Alpena County Library this week joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer. National Library Week continues today through April 15 ...