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Write a novel in 30 days

October 9, 2014 For most, November is reserved for turkeys and togetherness, but for hundreds of thousands of writers around the world, it’s also the month dedicated to writing a novel. more »»

International Genealogical Festival to help with researching ancestors

October 9, 2014 The public is invited to come and discover their ancestors from around the globe. Alpena’s first International Genealogical Festival will be held Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the Alpena Family History. more »»

Watch out, watch in

October 9, 2014 “I’m saying look, here they come, pay attention. Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary, commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time, an observed fragment of eternity. more »»

Miss Sunrise Side Princess Pageant set

October 8, 2014 Ten young ladies from Northern Michigan will compete Friday for the title of Miss Sunrise Side Princess 2014. The program takes place at 7 p.m. in Alpena Community College’s Granum Theatre. more »»

Habitat for Humanity Nail Sale this weekend

October 8, 2014 Did you realize that it takes 250 pounds of nails to build a Habitat for Humanity home? That equates to 12,500 nails. more »»

Optimists tour Besser Museum

October 8, 2014 Alpena Optimist Club was treated to a tour recently of the Besser Museum’s Vietnam War: A Tribute Exhibit. more »»

Legion Auxiliary plans for upcoming activities

October 8, 2014 At the recent meeting of William F. Weine American Legion Auxiliary, several future events were announced. The Winter Conference is Feb. more »»

Fun comedy filled with ‘sneaky, freaky frauds’

October 6, 2014 It’s an age-old question. Does the end justify the means? The predominantly pleasant characters in Thunder Bay Theatre’s fall comedy, “Cheating Cheaters,” certainly seem to think so. more »»

Changing Places: When your parents need you

October 6, 2014 With more Americans living well beyond their 70s and into their 80s and 90s, more adult children are now left in a position where they have to be caregivers for their aging parents. more »»

Senior Center kicks off 2015 calendar raffle

October 6, 2014 Alpena Senior Citizens Center has kicked of its 2015 raffle calendar drive. Those who purchase the calendar have a chance to win $100 in drawings to be held weekly throughout the next year. more »»

Habitat for Humanity merger completed

October 4, 2014 Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan announces the completion of a merger with the HFH of Presque Isle County affiliate. more »»

Alpena News cookbook — it’s coming back!

October 4, 2014 We’ve got good news to share. We are once again bringing back an Alpena News project from years past – the cookbook. more »»

Peace Concert

October 3, 2014 One of the most meaningful events of the 30 Days of Peace observance takes place Sunday at 7 p.m. at St. Anne Catholic Churc. more »»

30 Days of Peace ends with An Evening of Poetry, Readings, Blues and Jazz

October 3, 2014 An Evening of Poetry Readings, Blues and Jazz will close out this year’s 30 Days of Peace observance planned in Alpena. More informal than Sunday’s Peace Concert, the event is slated for Oc. more »»

Library director speaks to Lions Club

October 3, 2014 Attendees at the recent Alpena Lion’s Club meeting were treated to a poetry reading by Alpena County Library Director Eric Magness-Eubank. more »»

Fall Harvest Fossil Fest this Saturday

October 2, 2014 For the second weekend in a row, Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan expects to be a hub of activity. more »»

And that’s the way it was...

October 2, 2014 In 1954, when I was a junior at Alpena Catholic Central High School, I took driver’s training. Charles Purcell, who was also band director, was instructo. more »»

Miss Sunrise Side Pageant informational meeting set

October 1, 2014 The Miss Sunrise Side Scholarship Pageant will be awarding more $7,000 in scholarships to local contestants at this year’s show. There is an informational meeting this Sunday at 1 p.m. at the APle. more »»

Grant writing workshop offered

October 1, 2014 Alpena Community College announces the availability of openings in a comprehensive four-week Grant Writing workshop beginning Oct. 7. The series is taught by Dr. more »»

TBT goes with comedy, ‘Cheating Cheaters,’ for fall season opener

September 29, 2014 To start off its new fall season, Thunder Bay Theatre returns to the comedy of John Patrick, a playwright popular with local audiences. more »»



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