Lifestyles

Red hot time at Art in the Loft

Photo by Amanda Coulon of Pure North Photography Hot Time in the City attendees dressed in red for a night on the town at Art in the Loft’s annual fundraiser on Nov. 8.

Ossineke K of C/Aux. donates to Hospice

Courtesy Photo The Knights of Columbus of Ossineke Council 6851 and Ladies Auxiliary presented a check for $800 to Hospice of Michigan, Alpena Team, on Oct. 31. Monies were raised from an auction/donations at the Council’s October Fall Fest held at St. Catherine’s Church, ...

Hillman VFW Post 2356 to meet Dec. 6

At the Nov. 1 regular meeting of Hillman VFW Post 2356, 14 members were present. A Veterans Day ceremony was held Nov. 11 at the post. On Dec. 8 the post will hold a Christmas dinner at 5 p.m. at the post, for members and significant others. March 9, 2019, will be the annual chili ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Grace plans Yulefest sale Grace Lutheran Church, at 119 W. Dunbar St. in Alpena, will hold its annual Yulefest Christmas bake sale from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. The sale will feature Norwegian and other assorted cookies, bread, candy and baked goods. Bridge Club Winners ...

Grateful for everyone who made my job a daily adventure

By the time you are sipping your morning cup of coffee and reading today’s daily newspaper, I will have joined the ranks of the retired. After nearly three decades at The Alpena News, the vast majority of that spent as lifestyles editor, I’m putting my reporter’s notebook away for good. ...

MARSP gives to Salvation Army

Courtesy Photo Members of the Alpena Chapter of the Michigan Association Retired School Personnel gathered canned goods and monetary donations for the local Salvation Army at their November meeting. Pictured, from left to right, are Linda Wallace, Capt. Amy Cedervall, Maj. Kevin Cedervall, ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Alpena K of C auxiliary plans holiday party Auxiliary members joined Alpena Knights of Columbus Council 529 on Nov. 7 for a presentation by Sophia Faulding, discipleship coordinator of All Saints Parish. Faulding spoke about arranging a bus trip to Washington, D.C., to join the Right to Life ...

Homelessness topic of LWV meeting Monday at ACC

The League of Women Voters of Alpena County invites the community to Alpena Community College at 7 p.m. Monday, to learn about the homeless situation in our community and in our schools. The meeting will be in ACC’s Besser Tech Center in Room 126 which is near the Johnson Street entrance, ...

Language Society Folk Tales event Dec. 7 at ACC

The Language Society of Alpena Community College is organizing “An Evening of Tales from around the World,” to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at ACC’s Granum Theatre. Group members will speak on a number of topics related to culture and welcome community members to share ...

Carl D. Bradley shipwreck survivor to speak at 60th anniversary

He knew if they made it till daylight, they would survive. Sixty years later, the last remaining survivor of the S.S. Carl D. Bradley has more than just survived. Frank Mays, now 86, has been making a world-traveling adventure of his life, spared on that fateful night as 33 of his shipmates ...

Buddy Bench offers companionship for kids

ALPENA — At Thunder Bay Junior High School, there is a new Buddy Bench to help students make friends if they are feeling down. Wesley Elliott, an eighth-grader at TBJH, thought of the idea of the Buddy Bench because he’s seen a lot of other students who are upset or don’t have anyone to ...

Make a Better Life

I grew up watching Little House on the Prairie. This is probably why I often viewed the corresponding period in our history with nostalgia. The older I became the more keenly aware I was of the complexities of life. The lines blurred. What happened? Where were the dreamy simpler times I saw on ...

Hope Lutheran to host Thanksgiving dinner

Hope Lutheran Church at 5462 W. Nicholson Hill Rd. in Hubbard Lake will host a traditional Thankgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22. The Hope Lutheran Church outreach committee is offering this dinner to those who are alone or otherwise would not prepare a full dinner for themselves. The ...

P.I. Lighthouse exhibit preview this week

Come see the curator at work putting together exhibits for the new 2019 Presque Isle Lighthouse, now through Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m. daily, at the Grand Lake branch of Presque Isle District Library. This event is sponsored by the Presque Isle Township Museum Society. The Grand Lake ...

O’Bryan earns Girl Scout Silver Award for dog park

Abigail O’Bryan was recently awarded her Girl Scout Silver Award during a special awards ceremony at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena. The Silver Award is the second-highest award a Girl Scout can earn. O’Bryan’s project was the development of the Alpena City Dog Park. She devoted ...

Rabbi Returns to Temple Beth-El

This weekend, Guest Rabbi Reuven Silverman, from Temple Israel in Deland, Fla., returns to Alpena. Rabbi Silverman will lead the service at Temple Beth-El at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Then from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, he will lead Music and “Midrash” (Songs and Stories from the Talmud). ...

Five generations

Courtesy Photo Five generations gathered for this family photo, above. Clockwise, from top left, are Samantha Kaczmarek holding her daughter Grace Marie Kaczmarek, Melissa McCormick, Judy Pluth (front right) and Lucille Aube, who is the great-great-grandmother, of Alpena.

Sewing club at Alpena library starts today

A bi-monthly drop-in sewing club led by Barb Brege starts from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today at Alpena County Library, and will be held on the second and fourth Wednesday each month, open to all skill levels. Bring a sewing machine, supplies, and projects. Beginners should bring material to make a ...

Third Coast event today at Alpena library

Alpena County Library will be hosting a facilitated community conversation at 6:30 pm. today. The conversation is one in a series of statewide public conversations taking place in 18 communities through 2019 that focus on the cultural, social, historical, and environmental factors that ...

MICNP Honors Shelly Garlitz during Nurse Practitioners Week

As the demand for primary care providers continues to grow, it is with great pride that the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP) celebrates nurse practitioner week this week, Nov. 11 to 17. More than 30 nurse practitioners from the area are among 222,000 nurse practitioners in the ...