Lifestyles

Farm to Fork Alcona to show ‘Rancher Farmer Fisherman’

LINCOLN – Farm to Fork Alcona is sponsoring a free presentation of the film, “Rancher Farmer Fisherman,” on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Alcona High School Auditorium. This new documentary tells the inspiring story of heartland conservation heroes who are feeding the world while stewarding ...

Discussion on Malcolm X book slated at Alpena County Library

Alpena County Library will host a Community Book Discussion on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at part of the The Great Michigan Read. Readers of all ages are invited to take part in the discussion about the 2017-18 Great Michigan Read, “X: A Novel.” Written by Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcolm X’s third ...

Guest speaker announced for 52nd Zonta Woman of the Year Banquet

The Zonta Club of Alpena’s 52nd Annual Woman of the Year Banquet will be held April 25 at the Ramada Inn. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for this prestigious event that each honors a local woman who makes a significant impact in the community through her volunteer efforts. The theme of this ...

Local youth wins Billy Michal Award

Alpena High School senior Rose Jasman has been selected to represent Michigan to receive the Billy Michal Student Leadership Award from the National WWII Museum. AHS Principal Tom Berriman said, “This is a tremendous honor for Rose. She is definitely deserving of this recognition due to ...

YVC Volunteer of the Month named

Olivia Martin has been chosen to be the March Volunteer of the Month for the Boys and Girls Club Youth Volunteer Corps of Alpena. She is a senior at Alpena High School, and the daughter of Stacee and Robert Martin. Martin plans to attend Alpena Community College after graduating high school. ...

Try this twist on Jalapeno Poppers

It’s not very often you can indulge like this, but these appetizers are worth it. I like to try new spins on classic foods and these jalapeno popper wonton phyllo cups are delicious. I love all the different components of a jalapeno popper; bacon, cheese, jalapenos and crispy coating. Due ...

Artists announced for latest Bi-Path sculptures

The scenic Alpena Bi-Path, well utilized for recreational purposes like biking and walking, may finally live up to one of its other original intents – that of a public use pathway visually enhanced with art sculptures. Thunder Bay Arts Council, a driving force behind the bicentennial ...

Artwork from 21 schools fills Loft space

A long-standing tradition continues at Art in the Loft where each spring students in schools throughout Northeast Michigan show off their creativity. For the 17th consecutive year, the Loft’s Young Artists Exhibit features artwork by students ranging from elementary school age through high ...

READ program tutors needed

In light of a new tutor training session starting at the end of the month, Alpena County Library READ coordinators Leslie Kirchoff and Pat Hummel recently shared some impressive statistics. READ tutors contributed more than 1,200 hours in the last year. “The Independent Sector, a ...

At the movies in Alpena

“Living in a small town, one of the keys to survival was your imagination.” Nick Nolte, American actor People are sensitive to change in a movie theater. For a smaller community it is more than entertainment. It is a place where separated from reality, one can dare to dream. Though ...

Audubon Society plans next activities

The Thunder Bay Audubon Society recently held a planning meeting at the Thunder Bay Restaurant with 12 members in attendance. Topics discussed included planning for upcoming field trips, as well as revision and update of the by-laws. Upcoming activities planned include: ∫ April 6-8 – ...

Eagles Auxiliary to host next District 8 meeting

Alpena Eagles Auxiliary #1241 met March 27 for a regular meeting. President Diane Struzik presided. Alpena Aerie will host the District 8 meeting on April 8 starting at 2:30 p.m. All members are urged to attend and meet other members of the district as well as enjoy a good dinner. Auxiliary ...

Alpena County Library plans activities for area children

Alpena County Library announces Preschool Play Dates on April 10 and April 24 from 10-11 a.m. This program is for children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The children will engage in a combination of structured free play and interaction with other children. No ...

‘The Odd Couple’ opens this week at TBT

The first installment of Thunder Bay Theatre’s Great American Play Project comes to audiences this week. TBT chose to kick off this five-year initiative with the Neil Simon comedy, “The Odd Couple.” “This project is a commitment to produce plays considered the foundation of modern ...

Family FUNday event to benefit TBT educational programming

Thunder Bay Theatre’s main fundraiser to support educational programming for youth takes place this weekend. Called Family FUNday, this is the second year in a row that TBT officials have planned a benefit event geared toward families. It takes place Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Art in ...

Unique program merges interest in history and art

Archaeologists from Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and art instructors from Art in the Loft are joining forces to present a unique interactive experience to the public. Those interested in art or history – or even both – are invited to Art & Artifacts, where they will learn ...

Brain freeze: feeling stuck before the thaw

Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when employed as remedies in low spirits, are like hot water to a frozen limb. Benjamin Rush Literally, a brain freeze refers to a pain in the head when you gulp a cold substance down too quickly. The scientific term, sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia, is ...

10th annual Growing Green luncheon, seminar planned

PRESQUE ISLE – The Presque Isle County Garden Club is hosting its 10th annual garden luncheon and seminar April 14 at the Senior Center in Rogers City. The theme this year is Low Maintenance Landscaping. While people love their gardens no one wants to spend all their spare time weeding ...

CFNEM awards $100,000 plus in new grants

The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan recently awarded a new round of community grants covering a four-county area that includes Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. The Board of Trustees recently approved 68 new grants totaling $104,331. Of that amount, $74,384 was ...

MOC Auxiliary, Pup Tent 96 reports on latest meeting

The regular meeting of the Auxiliary to the MOC, Pup Tent 96, was held March 20. There were only five members in attendance. President Roxann Buchler was absent so Senior Vice President Patty Kucharek presided over the meeting with Barb LaMay filling Kucharek’s secretary position. Fines ...