Lifestyles

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 ...

Nut sale raised more than $10K for hospital

ALPENA ­— Area residents have access to state-of-the-art trauma care and improved privacy in the Emergency Department at MidMichigan Medical Center ­— Alpena, thanks in large part to the ongoing fundraising of the Medical Center’s volunteers. The annual Koeze Nut Sale has been one of ...

Embrace Grace to help pregnant women

Resurrection Lutheran Church of Alpena (RLCA) is pleased to announce the arrival of Embrace Grace in northern Michigan. This community outreach program is designed to assist women in our area who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Young women can find a pregnancy to be a frightening ...

Family Fare sales to help Habitat Feb. 6-17

The SpartanNash Foundation — the charitable giving arm of SpartanNash and its family of Family Fare Supermarket stores — is hosting its annual fundraising effort to benefit local Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan. The retail scan campaign runs Feb. 6 to 17. Guests who visit any ...

Kiwanis seeking recruits for MSP academy in July

The Alpena Kiwanis Club is seeking eligible candidates for this year’s Michigan State Police Law Enforcement Career Academy. Since 1975 the Kiwanis Clubs, in cooperation with the Michigan State Police, have sponsored this program. Young men and women in grades 10, 11, and 12 who have a ...

Agricultural grants offered through Feb. 11

For the fourth consecutive year, Tractor Supply Company and FFA are partnering for the Grants for Growing campaign. It is a competitive grant program that provides funding to FFA chapters across the country for the development or improvement of a proposed agricultural project. The application ...

MOCA met Jan. 15; next meeting is Feb. 19

The regular meeting of the MOCA was held Tuesday, Jan. 15. There were only five members in attendance. President Roxann Buchler was not in attendance, so Sr. Vice President Patty Kucharek officiated over the meeting. Fines were declared and paid. Minutes of last month’s meeting were read ...

MLK Jr. Day events Monday; TBT play educates students

ALPENA — In an effort to educate people of all ages in a primarily white community about the significance of Martin Luther King Jr., free public events are planned at Alpena Community College Monday, the national holiday set aside to honor the outspoken black American civil rights leader. The ...

Come through the door

Plain and simple cancer sucks. It can knit itself into all aspects of a person’s life and the lives of their loved ones. This information should not surprise anyone. We hear about cancer and we think we know about cancer. It’s bad. So bad we whisper its name in general conversation. Got it. ...

Rotary hears economic update from Northland Credit Union

ALPENA — The Rotary Club of Alpena welcomed executives from Northland Area Federal Credit Union to discuss the current economic impact of Northland at the club’s Jan. 14 meeting. Senior Vice President of Lending Jack Eling and CEO Pete Dzuris spoke on the more than $20 to $25 million ...

Volunteer drivers needed for non-emergency transportation

There is a critical need for volunteer drivers to provide non-emergency medical transportation in northeast Michigan and local agencies are seeking assistance. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Northeast Michigan has partnered with agencies in need to help fill this critical ...

AAACU and Dollar Dog visit Sanborn

Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union (AAACU) recently sponsored Sanborn Elementary School’s December Strive for Five Assembly. Strive for Five is an internal reward program offered through Sanborn Elementary that encourages students to attend school each day without coming in late or leaving ...