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Joynton receives Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow award

February 13, 2015 Alpena Community College President Olin Joynton was awarded the prestigious Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow award this wee. more »»

Library doesn’t get grant, but remains optimistic on project

February 12, 2015 Local residents went all out to try and help Alpena County Library win a competitive grant to digitize copies of historic newspapers, but those efforts came up short. more »»

Not another Hallmark holiday

February 12, 2015 It’s all about love – Ed Bastow Let’s face it, many of us have been whipped into a kind of discordant shape by the proverbial Hallmark holidays: those that pack more cultural punch for the sale of... more »»

Archaeology series starting at Presque Isle District Library

February 11, 2015 ROGERS CITY – The Presque Isle District Library announces a new archaeology series, “Evening of Archaeology,” presented by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. more »»

Alpena Lions Club learns about NEMCSA programming

February 11, 2015 Barb Dault and Wanda Gougeon of the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency, Inc. more »»

And that’s the way it was...

February 5, 2015 A few days ago I accidentally bumped a drinking glass while I was reaching a little too high on a cupboard shelf. I caused the glass to tumble down, crash-land in the sink and break. more »»

Love is in the air at Senior Center

February 5, 2015 Alpena Senior Citizens Center has created a week’s worth of activities for those looking for ways to do something special for their sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Sweetheart’s Week starts off Fe. more »»

Chocolate Extravaganza

February 4, 2015 Since Valentine’s Day and chocolate naturally go together, Trinity Episcopal Church offers the perfect Feb. 14th destination. more »»

Shout Eureka! at Besser Museum

February 4, 2015 A free Shout Eureka! Discovery Science Program developed by Patrick and Karen Pokorski was held recently at the Besser Museum, thanks to a grant from the County of Alpena Youth and Recreation F. more »»

Community Foundation accepting scholarship applications online

February 4, 2015 It is officially college scholarship application season for students and adults who have attended school or live in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency or Presque Isle counties. more »»

‘Winnie the Pooh’ coming to TBT

February 2, 2015 Thunder Bay Theatre starts the spring season off this week with a show tailor-made for kids. more »»

Local pastors to speak at Finding Hope event

February 2, 2015 Finding Hope Northeast Michigan, a series of meetings offering hope through faith in Jesus Christ, takes place Friday through Sunday in the Alpena High School Auditorium. more »»

Logo contest announced

February 2, 2015 The Alpena Blues Coalition is accepting logo design entries for the 12th Annual Alpena Blues Festiva. more »»

Looking back at 25 years of local theater

January 31, 2015 Without realizing it until I went back and did a quick calculation, during this five-part series I have mentioned more than 140 different people who had a significant hand in giving the community... more »»

Top picks from 2010 to 2014

January 31, 2015 ? 2010 – The Dixie Swim Club – Director Mark Butterfuss – Comedy An all-star cast of local actresses – Terry Carlson, Carol Witherbee, Bunny Lyon, Heather Nordenbrock and Lisa Rhea – signed on to... more »»

New exhibits at Besser Museum

January 30, 2015 With the start of a new year, Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan put together multiple new exhibits for visitors to learn about furniture, art, maps and photograph. more »»

Lloyd Douglas to play Corsair Concert Series with new band

January 30, 2015 Local music legend Lloyd Douglas will kick off the 23rd annual Corsair Concert Series with his new band, Detour. The concert takes place Saturday at 7:30 p.m. more »»

MSBOA district bands play Saturday in Alpena

January 30, 2015 The 2015 Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association District 9 junior and senior all star bands will rehearse and perform in Alpena this weekend. more »»

65 years of faithful organ playing

January 29, 2015 Many members at Long Rapids First Congregational Church view Elsie Lumsden like family. For 65 years, she’s been there to play the organ at the weddings and funerals of their loved ones. more »»

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 »»



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