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Even though it still was early by many people’s standards, Judith Motley of Alpena could hardly wait until 8 a.m. Wednesday to place her first telephone call of the day. Earlier that same morning, she’d learned through an Alpena News article that a long lost box full of her family’s ...

Labor Day – it’s a time to honor those who work

“Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation.” Samuel Gompers, American Federation of Labor” On the first Monday of September, 50,000 people on average, will cross the Straits of Mackinac by walking the “Mighty Mac,” a tradition for 61 years. The ...

Looking for descendants to claim momentoes

An Alpena man and his family are hoping to return a cardboard box filled with old Bibles, death certificates, newspaper clippings, vintage photographs and other documents to its rightful owners. The family history materials of two long deceased Alpena residents, Wesley L. and Dorothy (Miller) ...

Library director talks to Alpena Lions Club

Alpena County Library Director Eric Magnus-Eubank was the speaker at last week’s meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. He reviewed the upcoming Oct. 11 event, when documentary producer Lynn Novick will speak here as Alpena’s Author in the Fall. Novick’s presentation and speech will be ...

‘We’re raising the roof’ at Camp Woodlands

Area Girl Scouts and supporters can rest easier now that Phase I of the Camp Woodlands renovation project is under way, but more fundraising will continue to complete Phase II and Phase III of the project. Enough money has been raised to put a new roof over the camp’s concrete block ...

Healthy Connections seminars starting up

A monthly Healthy Connections seminar will address a variety of topics related to healthy cooking and nutrition. Sessions will be held on the first Thursday of each month, starting Sept. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 4029 US-23-S. All are invited ...

League of Women Voters offers student memberships

Taking advantage of a free student membership offer, Isabel Luther recently joined the League of Women Voters of Alpena County. She is a 2018 graduate of Alpena High School and has a passion for politics. The league waives membership dues for 16 to 25-year-old students enrolled part or ...

Alpena’s pine resources reflected in tile mosaic

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of a six-part series on Alpena’s History of Industry Sculptures being created by a mix of local and regional artists. Today’s feature focuses on Sharon Smithem and her sculpture titled, Majestic Pines. ******** It’s safe to say artist ...

ACC Foundation’s Scramble for Scholarships nets $18,957

On Aug. 18 a total of 102 golfers teed off at River’s Edge Golf Club for the Robert M. Granum Memorial Scramble for Scholarships. The Alpena Community College Foundation hosted this annual event, which netted a total of $18,957 to be distributed in the form of scholarships for ACC’s ...

Mark Beins to teach workshop on Intro to Figure Drawing

Art in the Loft is offering a workshop with local artist and expert Mark Beins. This beginners workshop is titled Intro to Figure Drawing and will include techniques and methods for understanding the proportions of the human body utilizing a live cloaked model. Students will map out the ...

Badder family holds 33rd reunion

The 33rd annual Badder reunion was held July 28 at the Lion’s Club Park. The weather was beautiful as approximately 75 attended. Carol Cadarette played the keyboard and sang some of the old tunes that everyone enjoyed. Servicemen in attendance were asked to stand while she played “God ...

66th annual family reunion held

The 66th annual reunion of James and Eva Donnan was held Aug. 4 at the Wilson Township Hall. A total of 23 family members enjoyed visiting. The ninth set of twins in the Donnan family was born to Michael and Emily Erickson of Sterling Heights, who named their sons Michael and Thomas. A box ...

RCCT’s ‘Once On This Island, Jr.’ starts today

Rogers City Community Theatre’s summer youth production, “Once On This Island, Jr.”, starts today and runs through Sunday. Adapted from the celebrated Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, this rousing Calypso-flavored tale follows one small girl who finds love in a world of ...

Homestyle gathering opens writers’ hearts

Susan Lane foundation held its fifth north45east reading at Art in the Loft about one month ago. Six of the visiting authors, some of whom have been regulars at our events, shared new original work with a captivated hometown audience of roughly fifty-five. It’s always powerful hearing their ...

Story hour registration open

Registration is now open at Alpena County Library for free story hour sessions for children ages 2-3 years old, and 4-5 years old. Children must be registered in order to participate in the program. Sessions begin Sept. 26 and run for six weeks. Seasonal songs, stories and crafts will be ...

Annual Locavore dinner features farm-fresh food

ALPENA — Fresh, locally-grown food doesn’t just taste better — it promotes healthier living, supports neighborhood farmers, and stimulates the local economy. Organizers of the Third Annual Locavore Dinner know the impact of eating local, and they hope to share that commitment with ...

Ted Fines talk at Besser Museum Sunday

Photographer Ted Fines will give a special talk at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, on his experiences capturing the images in the different locations he explored while shooting photos for his exhibit “Remnants, The Photography of Ted Fines,” which features 43 photographs on display, and a video ...

TBAC announces 2018-19 event season

Thunder Bay Arts Council has announced its 2018-19 event season and is currently offering its TBArts Pass to cover the varied line-up. “You’ve got jazz, you’ve got Celtic music, you’ve got a cabaret-style evening and you’ve got our season ending performance by the Eisenhower Dance ...

Grand Lake native nominated for Emmy Award

From the minute she arrived in L.A. as an intern focused on set decoration for Whetstone Design, Grand Lake native Brandi (Walborn) Kalish knew she’d found her place. “From the minute I got here, I knew I was supposed to be here,” said Kalish, a 1996 graduate of Alpena High School who ...

Sculpture melds art with history of early man

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a six-part series on Alpena’s History of Industry Sculptures being created by a mix of local and regional artists. Today’s feature focuses on Mike Lempinen and his sculpture titled, Indigenous Copper Workers. ******* Over the next few ...