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Koseba and Woytaszek announce engagement

ALPENA — Caitlyn Koseba and Casey Woytaszek, of Alpena, announce their engagement. Caitlyn is the daughter of Leo and Grace Koseba of Alpena. Caitlyn is a 2016 graduate of Alpena High School and a 2020 graduate of Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology ...

Pearson and Quarandillo to wed

Kathryn Pearson of Alpena and Benjamin Quarandillo of Kalamazoo, Michigan, announce their engagement. Kathryn is the daughter of Parry Pearson of West Branch and Nancy and Steve Mattison of Owosso, formerly Alpena residents. She is the granddaughter of Eldon and Carol Grabow of Alpena. ...

Bourdage and McInnis announce engagement

Brenna Bourdage and AJ McInnis, both of Saginaw, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Romeo and Leslee Bourdage of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Travis and Becky George of St. Charles. Brenna is a 2013 graduate of Alpena High School and 2018 graduate of ...

Sharp and Davis to wed

Addison Sharp and Kaden Davis announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Stuart and Erin Sharp of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Amanda Chojnacki of Posen and Harry Davis of Posen. The bride is a 2017 graduate of Alpena High School and attends Cosmetology School. ...

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Stark and Cutiongco exchange vows

Kaitlin Erin Stark and Johann “Hans” Frederick Cutiongco exchanged their wedding vows on Oct. 8, 2023 at a joyous mass at Holy Cross Church, 42nd Street, New York City. Catholic and Filipino traditions were celebrated as Father Michael Marigliano officiated the 2:30 p.m. ceremony. The ...

Marwede and Kleyn wed

Jessica Marwede and Weston Kleyn were united in marriage in a lovely riverside ceremony at The Depot on Fletcher Street on Sept. 30, 2023. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Kyle Hall. Jessica is the daughter of Janet Freeman and Alan Marwede of Alpena. Weston is the son of Kimberly and ...

Pearson and Quarandillo married

Kathryn Pearson and Benjamin Quarandillo were united in marriage on May 5, 2023 at The Depot in Alpena. The Rev. James Erickson of Immanuel Lutheran Church performed the double-ring ceremony at the 4 o’clock service. Jessica Brown served as her sister’s matron of honor, and Megan Grabow ...

Buchinger and Khuri united in marriage

Ethan Buchinger and Madeline Khuri were married Nov. 5, 2022 at Sugarboo Farms in Blairsville, Georgia. Madeline is the daughter of Betsy Khuri and Ramzi Khuri of Woodstock, Georgia. Maddie is a 2017 graduate of the University of Alabama and is employed by Huron Pines in Alpena, Michigan. ...

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Woytaszeks celebrate 50th anniversary

Dave and Sharon Woytaszek are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 15. Dave Woytaszek and the former Sharon Raniszewski were married on June 15, 1974 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Ossineke. They have a daughter, Stephanie Marie Woytaszek, and a little dog ...

Benedicts celebrate 67 years of marriage

Dick and Sue Benedict, of Alpena, recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on May 31, 1957 in Grayling, at the home of the bride’s parents, Oscar and Elvira Borchers. They have three children: Paul (Grace) Benedict, of Muskegon, Yvonne (Paul) Schnell, of ...

Donajkowskis celebrate 70 years together

Chet and Doris Donajkowski are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 12, 1954 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Alpena, later moving to St. Mary’s Parish, and settled down to raise their family in Maple Ridge, eventually purchasing the old Cathro Farm. ...

Senchuks celebrate 50th anniversary

The children of Robert and Debra (Gino) Senchuk happily announce their parents 50th wedding anniversary. The couple married on June 1, 1974 at St. Rose Church in Herron. They made their home together on 3rd Avenue in Alpena, residing there still, where they created a family and many cherished ...

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Child and Family Services NEMI Carnival June 30 OSSINEKE — Child and Family Services of Northeast Michigan is hosting its 3rd Annual Carnival from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. There will be games, raffles, food, vendors, prizes, a live performer, and more at this family-friendly event ...

Besser Museum’s ‘Discover’ exhibit on track to open this year

ALPENA — The new “Discover Northeast Michigan History” exhibit is on track to open by Dec. 31 at Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan. As of Thursday, the museum has received $1,431,030 in donations and grants toward its $1.8 million goal to finance the project. That leaves them $368,870 ...

Besser Museum Log Cabin Day June 29

ALPENA — Saturday, June 29 is Log Cabin Day at Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan. The annual event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the museum. General admission is $5 per adult, $3 per senior age 60 and older, $3 per child ages 5 to 18, free for children under age 5, and free for ...

Summer Fiesta changed to Sunday based on weather

ALPENA — Thunder Bay Arts has changed the date of its upcoming Summer Fiesta. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, but has been changed to Sunday, based on weather predictions for the weekend. TBA is partnering with Mango’s Tequila Bar to bring this fun event to the community. ...