Lifestyles

Glamour & Gourmet in the Gallery, but with an urban flair

Celebrating the start of its 17th year, Art in Loft kicks off the season with the annual signature “fun-raising” event, Glamour & Gourmet in the Gallery on Nov. 9. This year’s event is titled “Urban Nights” and celebrates the growing popularity of the urban art scene. Cities ...

Discussion on human trafficking offered

First Congregational United Church of Christ will host a Saturday morning discussion seminar on Human Trafficking: Living Life Together, Bringing Hope and Healing Hearts. The program runs from 9:30 a.m.-noon and will be led by Jo (McLain) Getzinger and Cheryl Knight, authors of “The Divine ...

Library offers film screening

Alpena County Library invites the public to an evening with Michigan filmmaker Audrey Geyer and the screening her documentary, “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience.” This program will be presented Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in conjunction with the traveling exhibition, Native ...

In the community, making a difference

“It is interesting how the history of the apple tree is connected with the history of man.” Henry David Thoreau, “Wild Apples.” Ripened fruit, its beauty and flavor is nutritious yet powerful as a symbol to mankind in myth, folklore, art and literature, none more so than the apple ...

Sunday Music at the Library series continues

Alpena County Library presents a musical performance by singer-songwriter Amy Petty on Sunday at 2 p.m. The event is part of the library’s Sunday Music at the Library series Petty’s sound and songwriting is a complex and original soundscape that weaves a tapestry of folk, pop, rock and ...

LWV sponsors candidate forum and jail questions

A candidate forum for the two seats on the Alpena City Council and a question and answer session about the jail millage proposal will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Alpena Community College’s Granum Theater. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Alpena County, the program will begin ...

ACT takes on play by local author

For its first show of the new 2017-18 season, Alpena Civic Theatre opted to take a chance on a local playwright. Allan James Grund of Atlanta penned “The Big House at Holy Hollow,” a warm-hearted story of love, friendship, faith and fly fishing. He also stars as the main character, Roy ...

Habitat for Humanity seeks home applicants

Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan is seeking applicants for homes in Alpena and Alcona counties. The deadline for submitting a homeowner application is Dec. 31. The selection of a new homeowner/partner is based upon need, willingness to partner in the Habitat program (sweat equity ...

Local youth donates birthday gifts to help The Salvation Army

Caleb Potter had one wish when he blew out the candles on his 10th birthday – that no one would have to go hungry. So rather than create a wish list for himself, he asked those in attendance at his birthday celebration to bring either non-perishable food items or a monetary donation for The ...

VFW Auxiliary 2496 hears jail presentation

The October meeting of VFW Auxiliary 2496 was called to order by the president. There were nine members present. Before the meeting started a joint information session was held with a presentation by Sheriff Steve Kieliszewski, who provided details on the upcoming jail millage and condition ...

Garden Club tours Ocqueoc sites

The October meeting of the Alpena Garden Club was held at Karsten’s Restaurant in Rogers City and hosted by Judy McFalda. After a luncheon buffet, McFalda gave a brief presentation on the Ocqueoc Underground River and Ocqueoc Falls before introducing the guest speaker, Dr. Marianne ...

Significant maritime collection comes to library

Ellen Barr of St. Clair believes her late husband, Leonard’s vast maritime collection of vessel photographs, books and other research materials found the proper home after his passing. She recently donated 31 boxes of materials representing his lifelong passion for ships to the Thunder Bay ...

Plays in the Park program announced for downtown Alpena

This November, downtown Alpena will have its first ever Plays in the Park event, launching the new program offered by the Alpena Downtown Development Authority and Thunder Bay Theatre. Plays in the Park offers free, outdoor theater performances in public spaces throughout the downtown. The ...

Optimist Club of Alpena installs officers, names Optimists of the Year

The Optimist Club of Alpena held its 58th annual installation banquet recently at the John A. Lau Saloon in Alpena. The 2016-17 Club President, Mark Hulsey, spoke on the past year, saying it was a good year for the Alpena Optimists. He thanked all the local businesses in the Alpena area that ...

Native Voices exhibit opens today at library

A new traveling exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, opens today at Alpena County Library. The exhibit examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian people. Kicking off today’s opening ...

Send us your recipes

We’ve got good news to share. We are once again bringing back an Alpena News project from years past – the cookbook. Though we don’t publish a cookbook every year in order to keep it fresh, 2017 marks a return to this popular venture. “This has always been one of our readers’ ...

Alpena Longbeards awards scholarships

The Alpena Longbeards recently awarded two $500 scholarships to Alpena Community College students Dakota Gersewski and Courtney Krentz for the 2017-18 academic year. The Alpena Longbeards established the scholarship fund with the ACC Foundation in 2010 and annually provides scholarships to ...

Library to present jazz band

Alpena County Library presents a Sunday Music at the Library program featuring River Town Jazz Band with Alpena’s Jim LaCross. The free program will be held this Sunday at 3 p.m. The River Town Jazz Band is a group of like-minded individuals dedicated to the performance and preservation of ...

$60,000 needed for Camp Woodlands roof repairs

Fundraising efforts are in full swing for restoration of a building that’s been an integral part of the Girl Scout experience for the last 60 years. After six decades, Camp Woodlands is in dire need of repairs. While longtime Girl Scout official Donna Precord, who’s leading the ...