Lifestyles

Thunder Bay RGS gives to 4-H Club

Courtesy Photo The Thunder Bay Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society raised and donated $1,140 for Alpena’s 4-H Shotgun Club for education and support of youth. MSU Extension 4-H Program Coordinator Michele Eagling, at left, recently accepted the check from Joel Bauer of the Thunder Bay ...

United Way 2020 funding available

The United Way of Northeast Michigan (UNMI) is currently accepting applications for 2020 funding. Deadline for applications is March 4. Programs/projects must meet one or more of these funding areas: Education, health, income, or basic needs. To request an application, go to ...

AAACU offers assistance during shutdown

Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union (AAACU) is offering an assistance program for federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown. AAACU implemented a government shutdown assistance loan program providing federal employees a special 12-month loan option during the shutdown. ...

Illness cancels ‘Virginia Woolf’

ho’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” has been canceled entirely, because of extended illness among cast members. The show was originally scheduled to run for two weeks, then the start was pushed back a week when the lead actor came down with pneumonia. Then when his understudy also fell ill, ...

Alpena RGS gives to Alpena 4-H youth

Courtesy Photo MSU Extension 4-H Program Coordinator Michele Eagling, right, accepts a check from Joel Bauer. Bauer and other members of the Alpena Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society raised and donated $1,140 to Alpena’s 4-H Shot gun club for education and support of youth.

Posen K of C gives meat to Sunrise Mission

Courtesy Photo The Posen Knights of Columbus Council 6657 recently donated to the Sunrise Mission in Alpena. After the 33rd annual Hunters Night Wild Game Dinner in Posen on Saturday Jan. 19, Joel Kendzorski, the District Deputy, took more than 600 pounds of wild game and fish to the mission ...

Gandulla tells Rotary about benefits of film festival

Courtesy Photo Stephanie Gandulla, media coordinator with the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, recently updated Alpena Rotary Club members about how the community benefits from the Thunder Bay International Film Festival. This year’s festival runs now through Sunday.

Chamber dinner tickets going fast

The Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets to its annual dinner, set for Thursday, Feb. 7, at the APlex, 701 Woodward Ave., Alpena. A notice from the chamber said they are quickly selling tickets, so reservations need to be made soon. Advance reservations are required to attend ...

Toward the unexplored

The point? The point is both complicated and simple: the two of us (as we’re sure many others do) share a love of language. We believe in its force to help connect the dots – to big ideas, to those around us and to ourselves. Words help us translate our perceptions and draw a map of our ...

Thunder Bay International Film Festival today through Sunday

ALPENA – More than 50 films from around the world will be featured in the Thunder Bay International Film Festival this week. The festival runs today through Sunday, with films being shown at Alcona High School’s auditorium in Lincoln today and at the historic Rogers City Theater in Rogers ...

Pro-Life speaker Saturday at All Saints

Rebecca Cooper will be the guest speaker at a free Pro-Life Potluck and Presentation Saturday at All Saints Catholic Parish Center in Alpena. The potluck begins at 5:15 p.m., with the presentation starting at 6 p.m. Cooper will share with listeners reasons for being pro-life and how to ...

ACT to hold auditions for ‘Rumors’

play ‘Rumors,’ at the Alpena Civic Theatre will be held Monday and Tuesday at 6 p.m. both evenings. This play will have a 10-member, all-adult cast consisting of four couples, and two police officers. Those interested in trying out can attend either or both days of ...

Book sale at hospital on Fri.

MidMichigan Medical Center — Alpena will hold a used book sale in the hospital lobby from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

Olivet book reviews on Sat.

t “Book Reviews by Emily” from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Emily Potter reads and reviews more than 100 books per year for numerous publishers. She is also the Director at Options Pregnancy Center and wife to Pastor Mike Potter at TriPoint Church of ...

Ecumenical service marks Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

ALPENA — Congregations representing Lutheran, Anglican/Episcopal, Roman Catholic and United Church of Christ (LARCC) Christian denominations will come together for an Ecumenical Celebration of the Word of God at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The service, which will be held as part of the area’s ...

Studio Rubedo visit is one of ALL offerings this week

This artist doesn’t see things for what they’re supposed to be, or what they once were. He sees what they can become, and he creates a new world with items others may discard. The Association of Lifelong Learners will visit Studio Rubedo from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, for An Evening of ...

TBAC gets grant to host Detroit dance troupe in April

Thunder Bay Arts Council recently accepted a generous donation from the First Federal/mBank Community Foundation that will go a long way toward helping to bring a prestigious dance troupe to Alpena this spring. TBAC is excited to be the recipient of a $1,000 grant from the First Federal/mBank ...

Great Lakes film at RCT Thursday

“Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes” will be the featured film presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rogers City Theater, sponsored by Presque Isle District Library System. Meet filmmakers Brendan Walsh and Jessica Walsh at this film premiere, part of the Thunder Bay International Film ...

Retirement brunch held for Connon at St. Paul

Courtesy Photo At right, some representatives of the Girl Scouts of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena were in attendance at a retirement brunch for Linda Connon at St. Paul. Connon was the church secretary for 22-1/2 years. She has been a wonderful support to the Girl Scouts. Honoring ...

NEMCSA food distribution at Alpena VFW Feb. 11

The Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency will distribute food to those in need from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Alpena VFW Post 2496, at 2900 Connon St. in Alpena. There is no distribution at the fairgrounds. An outdated flyer with incorrect information was provided to the News last ...