Lifestyles

Lions hear from DDA executive director

Anne Gentry, executive director, of the Alpena Downtown Development Authority was the speaker at last week's Alpena Lions Club meeting. She presented a powerpoint-centered program that reviewed the past, present and future of the DDA. Program chair for the meeting was Lew Kunze. Gentry said ...

ACC Community Education holding five upcoming classes

The Alpena Community College Community Education has five upcoming classes. To register or for more information, on any of all of the classes, call 358-7271. On Thursday, ACC Community Education presents Weight Loss by Blood Type with Joan Prentice from 5-7 p.m. Discover how and why your ...

Fairview senior class planning trip to help Hurricane Harvey relief

The senior class at Fairview High School has decided to take a volunteer service trip to Rockport, Texas, to work with the Aransas County Long Term Recovery team. This trip is meant to help with the disaster relief from Hurricane Harvey, which destroyed many homes this past fall. The class ...

Upcoming events at the Alpena Senior Citizens Center

The Alpena Senior Citizens Center has several events scheduled for the rest of the month. Monday ∫ low impact exercises lead by instructors who are certified by the Arthritis Foundation at 9:30 a.m. and Euchre at 12:30 pm. ∫ “New Medicare Card Information” with Kitty Glomski ...

YVC names Budnik February Volunteer of the Month

The Boys and Girls Club Youth Volunteer Corps has named Brett Budnik the February 2018 Volunteer of the Month. He is the son of Brian and Brenda Budnik and is a freshman at Alpena High School. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his friends, family and dog Bubba. Brett aspires to ...

Artists’ guild to open annual exhibit April 14

The Northeast Michigan Artists’ Guild will open its annual exhibit at the Besser Museum on April 14. NEMAG members select a theme for this event and participating artists create a work in their chosen medium relating to the topic. Based on a poem by an anonymous British author, ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

PI Women’s Club to meet The next meeting of the Presque Isle Women's Club will be Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the PIHA Clubhouse. New members are welcome. Call Linda (517-442-6129) or Tina (474-4807) for more information. Thunder Bay Island Preservation Society to meet Thunder Bay ...

The art of quilting

“I am certain that a sewing machine would relieve as much human suffering as a hundred lunatic asylums and possibly a good deal more.” — Margret Atwood, Canadian poet, writer. Quilting has been gradually liberated from its traditional image of being a patchwork craft to a recognized ...

Anti-trafficking seminar for professionals April 13

An Anti-Human Trafficking Continuing Education Seminar for Professionals will take place on April 13 from 7-9 p.m. at New Life Christian Fellowship, 317 S. Ripley Blvd., Alpena. This training is specifically for medical, healthcare, behavioral health and social services personnel and meets ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Stories event canceled The "Stories from around the World" program set for today at Alpena Community College has been canceled. An announcement on rescheduling will be made at a later date. Alcona County Republicans to hold meeting Alcona County Republicans will be hosting Secretary ...

Boldrey to retire as ACC Foundation director

Penny Boldrey, Alpena Community College Foundation executive director and the ACC director of development, announced her plans to retire effective June 30. Under her leadership, and that of the ACC Foundation’s Board of Trustees, the foundation’s assets have grown from $2,837,314 in ...

The perfect Easter brunch treat

As I've gotten older my admiration for springtime has grown. My favorite time of year will always be fall and Halloween is my favorite holiday, but spring has its own benefits. First, when spring arrives it means winter is over. Two, it means I can start to garden again, and be outside ...

Krebs leaves a legacy of caring

Alpena Community College alumnus Thomas M. Krebs enjoyed a deeply satisfying career in health care at Alpena Regional Medical Center. Krebs, a lifelong Alpena resident, graduated in 1959 from Alpena Catholic Central and from ACC in 1961. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1964 and ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Lions hear from vice district gov. President Scott Foerstner welcomed and introduced Vice District Governor Gordon Harris of Central Lake at last week's meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. VDG Harris conducted the annual official visit meeting of District 11E2 to the Alpena Lions. He reported ...

Alpena native’s work in National Museum of the U.S. Marine Corps

The National Museum of the U.S. Marine Corps has accepted into its collection a painting and verse by Alpena native and artist Mick Grochowski. The artwork, entitled “Chu Lia Night — Tet 1968,” is night scene depicting the “quiet time” following the initial 1968 Tet attack by the ...

PI Council on Aging announces schedule

The Presque Isle County Council on Aging has announced programs for March 12-22 at the Posen Senior Center and Onaway Senior Center. Events for the Posen Senior Center for March 14-22: ∫ bingo every Wednesday 2-4 p.m. 6520 Darga Hwy Posen. For more info, call 766-8191. ∫ Saint ...

Presentation on Thunder Bay Island Light Station on March 20 at twp office

The public is invited to attend a presentation of the historic structures report on March 20 at 7 p.m., at the Alpena Township office, 4385 US-23 North. The presentation will provide an in-depth view of the history and development of the 186-year-old Thunder Bay Island Light Station, as well ...

Amateur radio group to offer technician level radio class

The Alcona County Amateur Radio Group is offering a no-cost two-day FCC technician level amateur radio class on March 18 and March 25. The class is five hours each day beginning at 12 p.m. Study material must be completed prior to the class sessions. The class will be held at the Alcona ...

The all clear

Tornadoes. That’s what prompted worry when I was a kid. Big, mean, Wizard-of-Oz-style monsters that dropped from the sky to rip roofs from houses, tear barns from foundations, and send cars and cows across the county. To prepare for this, our teachers conducted pop-quiz tornado drills which ...

Pulitzer winner ‘Our Town’ at ACT

Alpena Civic Theatre is pleased to announce the cast for “Our Town.” Playing the lead roles will be seasoned Alpena favorite David Usher as Stage Manager, Amelia Berles as Emily Webb and Ely Irving as George Gibbs. Supporting leads include Carol Rundel and Bruce Michaud as Mrs. and Dr. ...