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A kind of human hibernation

January 29, 2015 Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action. - Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man We tend to think of animals when we think of the term hibernation: bear, wood frogs, hedgehog. more »»

Zonta Walks for Women Event nets $24,826

January 28, 2015 The Zonta Club of Alpena recently distributed the net proceeds of $24,826 from the Oct. 4, 2014, Zonta Walks for Women Breast Cancer Awareness Walk/5K Ru. more »»

Wildlife Sanctuary Board discusses Festivus party, management plan

January 28, 2015 The Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board continued a discussion of a management plan for Island Park at the Jan. 15 meeting. Members also discussed future plans, including the Festivus party on Feb. more »»

NEMROC speakers address Lions

January 28, 2015 John Faber and Joe Garant, both coordinators at the North Eastern Michigan Rehabilitation and Opportunity Center, Inc., were the speakers at last week’s Alpena Lions Club meeting. more »»

Ladies Auxiliary 2496 conducts January session

January 26, 2015 The regular meeting of Ladies Auxiliary 2496 was called to order by President Sarah James on Jan. 13. There were 12 members present and one visitor, District President Arvella. more »»

MOC Auxiliary members needed to help with bingo

January 26, 2015 Military Order of the Cooties Pup Tent 96 held a monthly meeting Jan. 20 with President Patty Kucharek presiding. more »»

Looking back at 25 years of local theater

January 24, 2015 During the last quarter of a century, I’ve seen a lot of talented people come through the doors of Thunder Bay Theatre. more »»

Top picks from 2005 to 2009

January 24, 2015 ? 2005 – On Golden Pond – Director Hal Adams – Drama Chip Lavely and Karen Thompson, close friends in real life, infused their roles in TBT’s stage adaptation of the award-winning “On Golden Pond”... more »»

Dine and dance with TBAC to raise money for the arts

January 23, 2015 Thunder Bay Arts Council invites the community to a special event next weekend aimed at supporting the arts. Dinner and Dancing for the Arts takes place Jan. more »»

Thunder Bay Theatre ready for a new season

January 22, 2015 Preparations for another season at Thunder Bay Theatre are in full swing this month with the anticipated arrival of several new company members, and full-scale plans for a children’s show, a high... more »»

DKG offers scholarships

January 22, 2015 Alpha Xi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honorary organization for women educators, will award two scholarships in the spring of 2015. more »»

Making a movie

January 21, 2015 You can take the girl out of Hollywood, but you can’t take Hollywood out of the girl. more »»

Help Alpena County Library win a grant

January 19, 2015 Today through Sunday, local residents can play a big part in helping Alpena County Library win a grant. more »»

Besser Museum looks to update planetarium

January 19, 2015 As the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan looks ahead to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, plans are in the works to bring the museum’s 50-year-old planetarium equipment into the digital... more »»

Looking back at 25 years of local theater

January 17, 2015 One of the best parts of my job here at The Alpena News has always been the multitude of interesting, talented and creative people I’ve gotten to meet along the way. more »»

Top picks from 2000 to 2004

January 17, 2015 ? 2000 – Forever Plaid – Director Suzanne Konicek – Musical Though music from the 1950s is a bit before my time, “Forever Plaid” certainly made me appreciate the genre. more »»

Events centered around Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16, 2015 This year marks the 15th consecutive one that a local group of community leaders have dedicated themselves to offering public events centered on Martin Luther King, Jr. more »»

Friends Together starting up campaign with kick-off party

January 16, 2015 Friends Together begins its second annual “Five 4 Friends” campaign with a kick-off party Jan. 21 at the APlex. The party gets started at 6 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Admission is fre. more »»

ACC Foundation offers scholarships

January 16, 2015 The Alpena Community College Foundation announces that scholarship booklets are now available to individuals who plan to attend ACC during the 2015-16 academic year. more »»

Conservation meeting scheduled to discuss predators and wildlife

January 16, 2015 If you have questions about the 2014 deer or elk season here in Northeast Michigan, or wolves and other predators, you will have the perfect opportunity to get them answered on Jan. 25. Michigan Dept. more »»



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