Lifestyles

Celebration Penalty!

“Don’t worry about it. It’s just a bunch of guys with an odd shaped ball.” — Bill ‘Tuna’ Parcels, American football coach Players with nicknames such as, ‘Sweet Feet’, ‘McCool’, ‘Prime Time’, and ‘Captain Comeback’, collide with a g-force of 25.8, equivalent ...

Banner’s Lisa Timm and Amanda Hunt honored

The National Association of Realtors presented Lisa Timm, associate broker, and Amanda Hunt, Realtor, of Banner Realty, the RENE - Real Estate Negotiation Expert certification, at a recent meeting held in Gaylord. The certification program gives Realtors the tips and tools they need to be ...

Huron Shores Local Food Coalition meeting Feb. 19

Huron Shores Local Food Coalition will host a Strategic Visioning session from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Alcona High School cafeteria. This session will be facilitated by Yvonne Zoia, former MSUE educator, and sponsored by Alcona Community Schools. RSVP by Friday, Feb. 15, to ...

First Assembly wild game dinner Feb. 22-23

The 10th Annual First Assembly of God Wild Game Charitable Dinner is coming up, with men’s night on Friday, Feb. 22, and family night on Saturday, Feb. 23. On both nights, doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Limited tickets are available each night. Tickets for men’s ...

Habitat’s ‘Home Is Where the Art Is’ raises more than $11K

Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan had good attendance and received many donations from the community at the 2018 ‘Home Is Where the Art Is!’ event, held at Art in the Loft on Dec. 8. With 75 people in attendance, a total of $11,876 was raised. This signature event for Habitat ...

Tom Mills receives tech award

Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD) Career-Tech Center Film and New Media Program was recently honored in Grand Rapids by the Michigan Department of Education Office of Career and Technical Education with the prestigious 2019 Excellence in Practice Award. CTC’s Film and ...

Zonta Club of Alpena offers scholarships to area women

Zonta Club of Alpena will be awarding seven scholarships totaling $4,850 for the 2019/2020 academic year to deserving area women, Diane O’Connor, chair of the scholarship committee, has announced. The following scholarships are available: ¯ Young Women in Public Affairs Award offers a ...

Art and Astronomy Days for kids 8 to 11 at Besser Museum

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan will host three Art and Astronomy Activity Days, all STEAM-focused, for students ages 8 to 11. Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics all have important roles in childhood education. Planetarium coordinator and resident ...

Computer classes at Alpena library

These computer classes are offered at the Alpena County Library, from 6 to 8 p.m., and are $5 per session. ¯ Monday, Feb. 4 – Introduction to Windows 10 ¯ Monday, Feb. 11 – Introduction to internet safety ¯ Thursday, Feb. 21 – Managing your files using File Explorer ¯ Monday, ...

ACC’s Kuehnlein to address ALL about Europe trip, Brexit

The public is welcome to join the Association of Lifelong Learners to hear from Tim Kuehnlein, instructor of political science and history at Alpena Community College, about his recent trip to Paris, France, Brussels, Belgium, and the surrounding areas. He will share his experiences and ...

Duncan retires after 38 years

Judy Duncan recently announced her retirement after nearly four decades of service. Having been church secretary since 1981, Judy has served the Ripley Baptist Church, Word of Life Baptist as well as her current church, Huron Shores Fellowship. She has worked under some 16 senior, interim and ...

Boy Scouts dinner Feb. 1

Boy Scout Troop 92 will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena. Prices are $10 per adult, $7 per child ages four to 10, and $30 for a family of four. Children under four years old are admitted for free. Funds raised will be ...

Northland Credit Union offering $10K in scholarships

Northland Area Federal Credit Union is accepting applications for 2019 Jerry Erickson Educational Scholarships. This year, Northland has allocated $10,000 in scholarship funds. Northland student members have the opportunity to earn awards up to $10,000 to use for college expenses. “Our ...

Kowalewsky graduates from WMU

Etta Mae Kowalewsky graduated from Western Michigan University on Dec. 15, 2018. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance. She is the daughter of Kyle and Donna Kowalewsky of Posen.

Lions hear from food bank

Melissa Burns, who directs the nonprofit Food Bank for 11 counties in Northeast Michigan, was the speaker at the Jan. 15 meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. Program chair for the meeting was Alan Gapski. The Food Bank obtains and passes on food to people in need in the community. Their sources ...

Fitness winners announced at BAC Gala

“Your health is a gift and I want you to fight for it.” That is a quote from one of the honorees at Bay Athletic Club’s Fitness Inspired Gala, held Jan. 19 at Fletcher Street Depot in Alpena. At the event, the club honored the 25 people who have transformed their lives through ...

Association of Lifelong Learners offers new programs

In addition to its regularly scheduled weekly programs, Association of Lifelong Learners has many special programs this week and throughout February. For more information on any of these programs, call 989-358-7207. The following programs are offered this week. Monday, Jan. 28: ¯ ALL ...

Thompson graduates from CMU

Domanic Thompson graduated from Central Michigan University in December 2018, with a bachelor’s degree in music. Thompson is the son of Lisa and Scott Thompson of Byron Center, and the grandson of Dennis and Ruth Rabeau of Herron, and Larry and Joyce Thompson of West Branch. He is ...

Blood donors still needed; drive at hospital Wednesday

ALPENA — January is National Blood Donation Month, and donors in the Alpena area can celebrate by giving blood on Wednesday at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. The blood drive, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will be held in the hospital auditorium, facilitated by Michigan Blood, a division ...

All Saints to celebrate Catholic Schools Week with fun events

ALPENA — Next week is Catholic Schools Week around the nation and All Saints Catholic School in Alpena will participate in the fun. The week starts Sunday and runs until Friday, Feb. 1. Principal Alecia Dietz said the week focuses on the importance of a Catholic education within ...