Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 28 Nov 2014 22:36:55 EDTFri, 28 Nov 2014 22:36:55 EDT tree for Alpena - The beautiful 30-foot blue spruce Christmas tree displayed in downtown Alpena at Culligan Plaza once was located next to Rhonda Keller's house draped in lights when it was just starting to grow.Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTRC celebrates 12th annual tree lighting CITY - A crowd gathered in Rogers City's Westminster Park Wednesday, counting down from 10 just before Santa lighted 132 trees using two magic candy canes.Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTPied Piper, Lincoln among top collectors for recycling - Pied Piper School and Lincoln Elementary School are among the top collectors in Michigan for the Snack Bag Brigade, a free national recycling program created by the Hain Celestial Group Inc. and TerraCycle.Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTNLA's 2014 budget will end year in black - Northern Lights Arena Manager Meg Richey is almost done drafting the 2015 budget for the arena and it appears that rink operator, Northern Lights Arena-Community, is going to end the year budget neutral or with a small surplu.Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTLawmakers view environment as priority - There are more issues in Michigan that need to be addressed outside of improving Michigan's roads. There is the challenge of protecting the environment, while not stunting growth, as well as managing the states forests and wildlife.Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDT