Lifestyles

Amvets make donation

Courtesy Photo Alpena Amvets Post 2497 recently made a donation to Venture Crew Troop 7097, at Ossineke United Methodist Church. The donation will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for the children of Michigan Army National Guard members in the Alpena area. Pictured, from left, are Commander ...

Koeze nut sale starts today

The Hospital Auxiliary of MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena will start its Koeze Nut Sale today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the hospital lobby. The sale features gourmet nuts and fine chocolates. The sale runs now through Dec. 21. The hospital is located at 1501 W. Chisholm St. For more ...

ACC CE offers two classes

Alpena Community College Community Education offers two classes this week. Both require registration by calling 989-358-7271. On Tuesday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., join Amy Traylor, owner of Massage Works Natural Health Center for “Achieving a Stress-Free Holiday!” Learn the basics of ...

Art in the Loft offers Nov./Dec. classes

Art in the Loft is offering a variety of classes in November and December. ∫ SmART (Saturday Morning Art), from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today. Ages 5 and older. Cost is $15 per student. Each student walks away with a completed work of art. ∫ Soups On!, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, ...

Lions Club makes contribution in honor of Bebees

Last week’s meeting of the Alpena Lions Club had a varied agenda. The outstanding event, however, was the presentation of a significant contribution in honor of deceased PDG Terry Bebee and Lioness Barb Bebee. The presentation was made by their son, Tim Bebee. Their daughter, Linda Doyle, ...

Boys and Girls Club names youth of month

Kierra Luebben, 7-year-old member of the Alpena Boys and Girls Club, is the October Youth of the Month. She joined the club this summer. The club’s art program is Luebben’s favorite. This program is geared toward all ages and it creatively involves learning about different art mediums. ...

Optimists hear jail update at meeting

Alpena County Sheriff Steve Kieliszewski and Undersheriff Terry King spoke to the Alpena Optimist club at a recent breakfast meeting at JJ’s Steak & Pizza House. King began by stating that they presented to the Optimists almost one year ago on proposed plans for a new jail. Since then, ...

Kiwanis Club gives 3rd graders dictionaries

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Alpena are visiting every third grade classroom in the Alpena Public Schools district, as well as the All Saints School and the Immanuel Lutheran school third grades. Every year the Kiwanis Club gives a dictionary to every third grader. This year they are ...

Alpena Salt Spa and Facial Studio offers relaxation, inhalation

Seeking a respite from the daily grind? Search no further than Alpena Salt Spa and Facial Studio, a new business open in Alpena. The spa, located at 150 N. State St. in Harborside Center, offers salt therapy using a Halo Generator salt booth and salt room. The room features a floor made of ...

Ella White sock hop

News Photo by Darby Hinkley These first graders at Ella White celebrated their 50th day of school 1950s style, wearing poodle skirts to a sock hop in the cafeteria Thursday afternoon. Pictured, from left, are Aria Wagner, Aavalon Muritok, Kenna Mousseau, Lelu Muszynski, and Mikayla Ritthaler, ...

Bell-tolling services planned in Rogers City

The Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum in Rogers City will host three memorial bell-tolling services in November for the sinking of the freighters S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, S.S. Carl D. Bradley and S.S. Daniel J. Morell. On Saturday, a bell-tolling service will be held at 1 p.m. at the museum for ...

All That Matters

The big white, mystical moon floats over Third Avenue as I drive my son to school. It looks like a ghost of a planet. Faint outlines of continents and oceans. Big craters. A world covered in dust. “Maybe that’s where we used to live,” I say. “The moon? No, Dad,” he says. “We ...

Lisa West appointed American Cancer Society stakeholder

Lisa K. West of Alpena was recently appointed to the American Cancer Society (ACS) stakeholder team where she will serve as one of four ad hoc stakeholders for 2019. In her first year she will serve as an alternate and undergo training, followed by a two-year appointment to the position ...

Holiday craft shows and bazaars coming up

A variety of craft shows and holiday bazaars are set for the coming days and weeks. Events happening this Saturday include: ∫ The APlex will host “Wishing for Christmas Arts & Crafts Show,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 701 Woodward Ave. in Alpena. Enter to win one of two $100 cash ...

Weight loss event Friday at Bay Urban Fitness

On Friday, hundreds will celebrate a unified effort to lose weight, improve health, move more and make a happier, more productive community. The Thinner Winner finale party will begin at 5:30 p.m., with results revealed at 6:15 p.m., at Bay Urban Fitness at 106 River Street in downtown ...

Christmas Wish List sign-up open now at ACC

The Alpena Volunteer Center at Alpena Community College kicks off its annual Christmas Wish List this week. A holiday tradition for 40 years, the Christmas Wish List includes hundreds of children’s specific gift requests that are matched with the generous donors who agree to fill them. Most ...

Love of creating art leads to new shop

In the world of Alice Wonderland, venture down a rabbit hole and there’s no telling what you’ll find. Janet Wallace contends the same can be said of the new shop she opened in August inside the former St. Bernard’s Rectory on Chisholm Street. It’s the name Rabbit Hole that rose to the ...

Alpena’s June Perry earns first place in Besser Museum’s juried art show

Alpena’s June Perry has been painting since she was a young girl. She has earned many awards for her talent, but she doesn’t do it for the recognition. She just loves to paint. Perry earned first place in the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan’s Juried Art Show, on display now ...

Cathy Macfalda earns Michigan’s Top HR award

During the annual MISHRM (Michigan Society for Human Resource Management) conference Alpena’s Cathy Macfalda was named Michigan’s 2018 Top HR Professional. Cathy worked as Human Resources manager for NEMCSA (Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency) and has been with the agency for ...

Lions Club met Oct. 23

Nicole Keyes, Manager of Habitat for Humanity for Northeast Michigan, was the speaker at last week’s meeting of the Alpena Lions Club, on Oct. 23. Program chair for the meeting was Andy Lamp. Habitat’s goal is to provide affordable homes in our area for those who are in need and have ...