Lifestyles

New sculptures enhance Alpena Bi-Path

It should be hard to miss. A 15-foot high, 800-pound metal sculpture of blue herons will be trucked to Alpena from Moran Iron Works in Onaway and then hoisted by crane onto a permanent base along the Alpena Bi-Path at the Duck Park. Delivery of the much anticipated new sculpture, called ...

‘Songs for a New World’ playing now at TBT

There are some distinct do’s and don’ts when attending Thunder Bay Theatre’s current production, “Songs for a New World.” For starters, don’t go expecting a traditional musical with a linear storyline. Instead, do go knowing you’ll hear beautiful vocals, both individually and ...

Best Foot exhibit opens

Besser Museum’s annual juried art exhibition has long been a fixture on the fall schedule. Not only does it serve as a fundraiser in support of the museum’s fine art exhibits and programs, but it also showcases the best work by artists throughout Northeast Michigan. In the past, just ...

Which artist will it be? Itzchak Tarkay or Hoi Lebadang

Not only does the public get the opportunity to pick the 2017 winners in the Besser Museum’s Best Foot Non-Juried Art Exhibit, they also have the final say on how the money raised through this fundraising exhibit will be spent. Vote donations received from Oct. 6 through Oct. 20, at $1 ...

Peace Concert, program on immigration highlight 30 Days of Peace

The 11th annual Peace Concert, held as an integral part of the local 30 Days of Peace initiative, will take place Sunday at 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Just as it has traditionally done in the past, the concert will begin and end the same way: first with the “World Peace ...

Fall fun abounds on Lake Huron Discovery Tour

By DIANE SPEER News Lifestyles Editor Become a tourist in your own hometown. Or visit a nearby community to find out what it’s all about. This weekend should be the optimal time to do either as the third annual Lake Huron Discovery Tour gets under way Friday and continues through ...

Kim Thompson Scholarship awarded to twin brothers

The Alpena Community College Foundation announces that the Kim M. Thompson Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to twins Hunter and Trevor Clissold of Lincoln. Both are 2016 graduates of Alcona High School who enrolled in ACC following their graduation. Hunter is in the Concrete Technology ...

Dragonfly Art Gallery announces Judy St. John as Artist of the Month

HARRISVILLE – Dragonfly Art Gallery in Harrisville announces Judy St. John as its Artist of the Month for October. A public reception at the gallery, located at 116 E. Main, is planned in her honor Saturday from 1-4 p.m. St. John finds her inspiration in nature for her new show, “Up ...

Jam packed year for Thunder Bay Arts Council

It looks to be a busy, entertainment-filled year ahead for the Thunder Bay Arts Council with seven showcase series events, a Guitar Summit and the annual Art on the Bay coming up during the new 2017-18 season. TBAC officials are viewing it as a Pure Michigan Season since the schedule ...

Art in the Loft juried show, Forgotten Spaces, draws 165 total entries

Though only in its second year, Art in the Loft’s annual juried art competition already shows major signs it’s caught on with artists all over the region and beyond. This year’s event drew 165 entries with 81 of those selected for an exhibit running Oct. 4 through Nov. 9. “The number ...

30 Days of Peace concert celebrates youth, their talents

A number of talented youth in the community are coming together Sunday to present a Celebration of Life Concert as part of the annual 30 Days of Peace observance in Alpena. It’s the second year in a row for the concert that begins at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Songs ...

Presentation on River Center shared with Alpena Lions

Roger Witherbee and Judy Kalmanek presented the program at last week’s meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. Witherbee is chair of the Thunder Bay River Center Board, and Kalmanek serves as secretary of that board. Program chair for the meeting was Gordon Nethercut. They first reviewed briefly ...

Community Foundation awards $43,000 in new grants

The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan recently awarded a new round of Community Impact Grants covering a four-county area that includes Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. The Board of Trustees recently approved 34 new grants totaling $43,912. New Community Impact ...

Local author completes trilogy

Pat Kelley recently completed and self-published the Collusion Trilogy. The three science fiction books are “Indigo 99,” “Exoworlds Apart” and “Eccentricity.” All three books follow the adventures of the heroine, Danika Fargo. She is very athletic and incredibly crafty and ...

Stargazing event announced at Negwegon State Park

The Friends of Negwegon State Park present a stargazing event – Dragons, Lions and Bears – on Friday from 6:45-10 p.m. The event is free, but entry to Negwegon State Park requires a recreation passport. Coming as a special guest and host is Mary Stewart Adams, the Dark Sky program ...

TBT company, shows lined up for fall season

The return of numerous performers and production team members from seasons past bodes well for the fall at Thunder Bay Theatre. With three shows on the playbill, the TBT company is hard at work getting ready for next week’s opening of “Songs for a New World.” According to TBT Artistic ...

Church offers marriage enrichment conference

The New Life Christian Fellowship Marriage Enrichment Team invites all married and soon-to-be married couples to a Fall Marriage Enrichment Conference set for Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This conference is a special day designed for couples to invest in their relationship. In the morning ...

30 Days of Peace observance continues

Alpena will see the dedication of another Peace Pole during this year’s 30 Days of Peace observance, which began Sept. 11 on Patriot’s Day and continues through Oct. 13 with a wide variety of activities. The pole will be dedicated Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. at the Alpena Senior Citizens Center, ...

Harvest Moon Dark Sky Cruise part of Lake Huron Discovery Tour

As part of this year’s Lake Huron Discovery Tour celebration, the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan are teaming up to offer a Harvest Moon Dark Sky Cruise on Oct. 6. Northeast Michigan has some of the best dark sky viewing in the ...

Smoke & Music on the River kicks off new TBAC season

Thunder Bay Arts Council kicks off its 2017-18 event season by going hog wild. “Smoke and Music on the River,” a pig roast and night of entertainment by the band Music For You at Fletcher Street Depot on Oct. 21 begins a season filled with merriment, high jinks and much culture. “The ...