Habitat ReStore to open at new location Oct. 22

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore will hold a grand opening at its new location at noon on Friday, Oct. 22.

The new ReStore location is at 2630 U.S.-23 South, across from St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Alpena.

Medication take back event Oct. 23 at AFD

Remove the risk from your home by participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. A medication take back event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Alpena Fire Department, 501 W. Chisholm St.

The U.S. is currently experiencing an epidemic of prescription drug misuse and abuse. Opioid overdose deaths in Michigan have almost tripled in five years. To help turn the tide on this epidemic, Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Authority and the Alpena Senior Citizens Center is partnering with the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan OPEN), Alpena Fire Department and Alpena City Police to host a medication take back event.

Did you know?

¯ Every 10 minutes, a child visits the emergency room for medication poisoning.

¯ 12.5 million people ages 12 and older misused opioids in the last year.

¯ Three in five teens say prescription pain medication is easy to get from their parents’ medicine cabinet.

Community opioid and medication take back events provide a safe process for disposing of unused medications while protecting our communities, children and environment. Please, remove the risk from your home and bring any unused opioids to the medication take back event on Oct. 23. For more information or to find other take back event locations throughout Michigan, please visit http://michigan-open.org/.

Lions talk about DDA, potatoes, Old Newsboys

The Alpena Lions Club met Tuesday at the First United Congregational Church of Christ. The Lions welcomed special guests Anne Gentry, Doug Kane and John Snyder. Anne Gentry, executive director of the Downtown Development Authority, gave a presentation on past, present and future plans for development of downtown Alpena.

Doug and Jan Kane discussed the upcoming potato sales and brought a bag of Posen Russets that the Alpena Lions will be taking orders for. The committee in charge of the fundraiser will be providing more information on the sale at next Tuesday’s meeting.

Discussions of the “Old Newsboys” fundraiser for the Salvation Army were held. Plans for the fundraiser were finalized. Look for the Alpena Lions at Walmart and Perch’s IGA on Friday and Saturday.

The Lions and guests enjoyed “Taco Bowl” lunches provided by Chez Ami. Additional information about Chez Ami may be found at chezamillc.com.

Additional Information about the Alpena Lions Club may be found on Facebook or the Lions website at alpenalionsclub.com.


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