Lifestyles

FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS

Hubbard Lake parade Thursday Hubbard Lake South Shore Fire Department open house and Fire Chief Carl Smith Independence Parade is Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. A children’s fire safety presentation will be immediately following the parade. Grand Marshal is Doug Traskos. Email ...

‘Green’ patriots take care of world

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” — John Muir, author and environmental philosopher “And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air” — Fireworks cap off Alpena’s Fourth of July celebration with “oohs and ...

Community Foundation announces grant winners

ALPENA — The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) and its affiliate foundation service area have awarded scholarships to 196 students this year. “Across all nine counties served by the Foundation, our students have received $443,980 in scholarships so far in 2019,” said ...

Hidden beauty in wildflower park

This hidden garden is not actually hidden, but unknown to many Alpena residents. The Rain Garden is 600 feet of native wildflowers and flowering shrubs growing in terraces beside the Thunder Bay River. This garden was planted in 2008 by the Alpena and Thunder Bay garden clubs and the Boys and ...

Hunters Harvest supports ACC pantry

Jim Wils, Dick Dubey and Mark Boyk of Hunters Harvest for Charity recently presented Alpena Community College Foundation Executive Director Brenda Herman and ACC Communications Technician Jess Ruppert with an $800 check. The donation comes from the proceeds of the group’s annual ...

Lions hear from Jackie Krawczak

Jackie Krawczak, director of the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce, was the speaker at the June 25 meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. She has served 12 years as the chamber director. Program chair for the meeting was Paulette Roznowski. Krawczak began by providing the Lions an overview of what ...

Local author to sign books at Olivet

Presque Isle County resident Sharon Underwood will be at Olivet Book & Gift Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. She will be signing copies of the book “Faith and Freedom,” which includes her award-winning short story “Liberty From Within.” The book is an anthology of short stories ...

Ossineke Eagles Auxiliary gifts new mom

Courtesy Photo Carol Stoner of the Ossineke Eagles Auxiliary delivers a Mother’s Day gift basket to the mother of the first baby born on or after Mother’s Day 2019.

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Longbeards next meeting is Aug. 6 The Alpena Longbeards will not have a meeting in July. Meetings resume on Aug. 6. A reminder to members, that the kids fishing day is Aug. 10. If you have questions, call 989-354-4964. Movie at library The Alpena County Library will host a free ...

PEACE WORKS Ecumenical VBS July 8 to 12

ALPENA — A rainbow of hope symbolizes God’s promise to Noah that He will never again flood the whole world. Each representing a color of the rainbow, six area churches are gearing up for this year’s Alpena Community Ecumenical Vacation Bible School (ACE VBS), set for July 8 to 12 at ...

A taste of Lebanon

ATLANTA — Cookies, cinnamon rolls and baklava line the shelves of The Baklava Shop, a charming little bakery tucked away in the curves of Atlanta. The Baklava Shop is owned by Georgette Prince, a third-generation American of Lebanese descent, and her daughter, Sarah Smith. Georgette said ...

Medical Center-Alpena recognizes volunteers

ALPENA — Volunteers at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena were recently recognized for their continued support of staff and patients at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet. Volunteers were given pins acknowledging milestones in hours and years of service by Amanda Timm, volunteer ...

Learn why Earth is the Goldilocks Planet

ALPENA — Head to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center for The Perfect Porridge: Earth, the Goldilocks Planet projected onto the Science on the Sphere. This free program for all ages will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays now through Aug. 15, and Saturdays, July 6 and Aug. ...

AAACU donates to Alcona schools

Courtesy Photo Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union (AAACU) recently presented a check in the amount of $3,000 to Dan O’Connor, superintendent of Alcona Community Schools. Pictured are Vicky Hansen, LeAnn Schultz, O’Connor, and Stacey Hall. The funds donated by AAACU will be used to purchase ...

Udell, Gersewski earn 4-H scholarships

Courtesy Photo Alpena County 4-H Council has announced its 2019 senior scholarship winners: Carey May Udell and Brooke Gersewski. From left to right are Udell, Dione Oliver (4-H Council President), and Gersewski. Gersewski and Udell have been active 4-H members since they were five years old, ...

Local students earn honors at SVSU

UNIVERSITY CENTER — Two Alpena students were named to the Saginaw Valley State University President’s List for the 2019 winter semester. Carlee Giordano and Morgan Esch were among the students who earned a 4.0 grade-point average while taking at least 12 credit hours. These students were ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Aid by the Dozen met The June meeting of the Aid by the Dozen was hosted by Kay Ross at the China Buffet. After an enjoyable dinner the meeting was called by President Catherine Murphy. The monthy donation was sent to a local child. Cards were sent and the members did a catch-up. The ...

Chalk Art Contest new to Thunder Bay Maritime Festival

ALPENA — The Fourth of July will be more colorful than just red, white and blue this year. Chalk artists of all ages are invited to decorate the sidewalk with their rainbow-bright creations at the premier Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest Thursday at Thunder Bay Maritime Festival. Artists of all ...

Christian rap artist at Grace Sunday

Heath McNease, Christian singer/rapper/worship leader, will be performing at 6:30 p.m. on at Grace Lutheran Church in Alpena Sunday. Anyone who has been to the Christian music event called Big Ticket Festival in Gaylord might have seen him perform there. He’s always a fan favorite, and ...

NEMAG’s Really Big Art Sale Saturday

In conjunction with Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan’s Log Cabin Day, the Northeast Michigan Artists Guild (NEMAG) is hosting their Really Big Art Sale beginning on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Besser Museum. The sale includes a wide selection of quality artwork created by local ...