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Only known Alpena Flyer restored

September 27, 2014 Many may not realize it, but for a short time in the early 1900s, Alpena jumped full fledged into the rapidly growing automobile industry with the production of a light, inexpensive car called the... more »»

ALL holds quarterly Happening, announces fall schedule of classes

September 27, 2014 The Association of Lifelong Learners recently kicked off its autumn programming with a Happening event at the Alpena County Library. more »»

Peace Coalition bringing in speaker

September 26, 2014 By DIANE SPEER News Lifestyles Editor Alpena Peace Coalition is bringing in a well-known speaker and political activist next week in conjunction with the organization’s month-long 30 Days of Peace... more »»

Alpena Reads events planned prior to visit by poet Philip Levine

September 26, 2014 In anticipation of a talk by former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine, Alpena County Library has put together a schedule of related Alpena Reads events. more »»

Local author to give book signing Saturday

September 26, 2014 Betty (Lee) Bordine of Alpena will sign copies of her recently published book, “Growing Up in the 30’s and 40’s” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Olivet Book and Gift. more »»

Small town, big dreams: Getting out through digging in

September 25, 2014 “. . . the suburbs have no charms to soothe the restless dreams of youth Drawn like moths we drift into the city. . . just to feel the living night. more »»

24 acts lined up for weekend Thunder Bay Folk Festival

September 25, 2014 A total of 24 acts are lined up for the first ever Thunder Bay Folk Festival, slated for Friday and Saturday at the Alpena Antique Tractor and Steam Engine Showgrounds at 6850 French Road. more »»

Zonta finalizes plans for Breast Cancer Awareness event

September 24, 2014 October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and members of the Zonta Club of Alpena are finalizing plans for their eighth annual Zonta Walks for Women Walk/5K Run, which will be held Oct. 4. more »»

Author Douglas Cameron announces his latest book

September 24, 2014 Published author Douglas Cameron announces the release of his latest book, “The Body Beneath the Bridge,” a sequel to a previous work called the “The Body Under the Ice. more »»

Friends ‘Caregiver Connect’ resumes Tuesday

September 19, 2014 The “Caregivers Connect” support group offered by Friends Together resumes regular bi-weekly meetings on Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Friends Together Center on Prentiss Street in Alpena. more »»

Lions hear from Shelter, Inc. director

September 17, 2014 Katy Conklin, JD, recently-appointed executive director of Shelter, Inc., updated the Alpena Lions Club on the program of her organization during a recent meeting. more »»

Miss Sunrise Side Princess Program informational meeting announced

September 13, 2014 The eighth annual Miss Sunrise Side Scholarship Program will be holding an informational meeting for its annual Princess Program on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. more »»

Granddaughter places in Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Florida

September 13, 2014 Alisha Gatchel of Greenville, the current Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen 2014, recently made the top 10 out of 53 girls vying for the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in Orlando, Fla. more »»

Sports Hall of Fame president addresses Optimist Club

September 12, 2014 Gary Mischley, also known as Uncle Gare, the founder and president of the Alpena Sports Hall of Fame, talked to the Optimist Club of Alpena at their regular Thursday morning meeting at JJ’s Steak &... more »»

Power of Parenting workshops scheduled

September 12, 2014 The interagency Parenting Education Team (PET) has scheduled three Power of Parenting workshops in Alpena this fall on the third Tuesday of September, October, and November. more »»

Art in the Loft offers photography workshop

September 12, 2014 Art in the Loft announces a hands-on photography workshop hosted by photographer Wayne Pope, an instructor at Lansing Community College and facilitator of Alpena’s 2013 photo wal. more »»

VFW Auxiliary accepts two new members

September 12, 2014 VFW Ladies Auxiliary 2496 held its monthly meeting Sept. 9 with 13 members in attendance. Two petitions for membership were presented for vote. more »»

Over scheduled: To be or not to be?

September 11, 2014 We all do it. Get up and go. To work and to conferences. To emails, webinars, committees. To sports practices and games, lessons, recitals, and meets. To board meetings, and class. more »»

College VP addresses Lions

September 11, 2014 Don McMasters, vice president of Alpena Community College, recently updated the Alpena Lions Club on some of the important new projects at the college. more »»

Unique style show to raise funds for needy

September 10, 2014 This is not your average style show. Instead of showing off the latest in fashion wear, the upcoming event sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, St. more »»



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