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Julia Purol celebrates her 100th birthday

October 21, 2016 Friends and family gathered on Oct. 1 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Julia Purol of Posen. Four generations of invitees gathered with Julia at mass in her honor at St. more »»

Lions Club hears about CAN Team

October 21, 2016 Robin Benson of MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena was the speaker at last week’s Alpena Lions Club meeting. more »»

Author appearance slated

October 21, 2016 Alpena native Patricia Ducharm, a wife, mother and grandmother whose walk with God has spanned over 40 years, recently wrote a devotional book called “The Heart of the Bridegroom for His Bride. more »»

Ladies Eagles Auxiliary celebrates anniversary

October 21, 2016 Alpena Ladies Eagles Auxiliary #1241 met recently for a potluck to celebrate the organization’s 66th anniversary. The regular meeting followed at 7 p.m., with President Janene Champine presiding. more »»

It’s not all black and white

October 20, 2016 “No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the... more »»

Make a difference in the community

October 20, 2016 The Do Bee Dance! “Romper Room” was a children’s series that aired from 1953 to 1994. Each show opened with a song and dance routine led by Mr. Do Bee. more »»

Peace Contest winners announced

October 19, 2016 Winners of this year’s Student Peace Contest held in conjunction with the 30 Days of Peace were announced last week during a special ceremony held at the Alpena Mall. more »»

Girl Scout leadership reviews recent activities

October 19, 2016 Girl Scout leaders and area Service Unit members met recently to review activities of the summer as well as plan events for the upcoming months for area Girl Scouts. more »»

Local artist doing fundraiser for Huron Humane Society

October 17, 2016 A renewed appreciation for the Huron Humane Society has led a local professional artist to offer his artwork for sale as a fundraiser for the nonprofit agency. more »»

ACC announces Community Ed classes for adults with special needs

October 17, 2016 ACC Community Education courses are for anyone with an interest in learning and having fun. Classes are short, inexpensive, informative and include recreational and professional topics. more »»

Alpena Longbeards awards scholarships

October 17, 2016 Alpena Longbeards recently awarded two $500 scholarships to Alpena Community College students Marissa Losinski and Mitchel Havercroft for the 2016-17 academic year. more »»

Community Foundation awards grants totaling $70,728

October 15, 2016 The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan recently awarded a new round of community grants covering a four-county area that includes Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. more »»

Optimist Club of Alpena installs officers

October 15, 2016 The Optimist Club of Alpena held its 57th annual installation banquet recently at the Fresh Palate. more »»

$74,000 windfall for arts/culture in Alpena

October 14, 2016 A total of $74,000 in grant funding from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs has been awarded to four organizations in Alpena. more »»

Make a difference in a girl’s life; become a Girls on the Run coach

October 14, 2016 Girls on the Run Sunrise side is seeking volunteer coaches for its spring 2017 season. more »»

Wildlife Sanctuary Board hears update on River Center

October 13, 2016 At a recent meeting of the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board, Secretary Judy Kalmanek gave an update on the River Center, which is planned to be built at Duck Park, to the right of the entranc. more »»

Kiwanis Club presents awards, installs officers for 2016-17

October 13, 2016 Kiwanis Club of Alpena held its 62nd annual Membership Appreciation and Installation Banquet on Sept. 26 at the Sanctuary Inn. more »»

DKG Chapter announces Woman of Distinction

October 13, 2016 The first fall meeting of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Alpha Xi Chapter, took place Sept. 20 at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Hillman. more »»

Mural dedication, Red Roots concert planned for Friday

October 12, 2016 In a nod to Art in the Loft’s 15th anniversary celebration throughout the month of October, Thunder Bay Arts Council will host a special event there Friday. more »»

Catch TBT’s company in cabaret event

October 12, 2016 A musical cabaret featuring core company members from Thunder Bay Theatre will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. at Alpena Golf Club. The event is planned as a fundraiser for TBT. more »»

Library director addresses Optimist Club members

October 10, 2016 Eric Magness-Eubank, director of Alpena County Library, talked to the Optimist Club of Alpena at a recent breakfast meeting at JJ’s Steak & Pizza. more »»



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