Lifestyles

Painting a peaceful picture

ALPENA — June Perry’s paintings are serene. Something about them brings a sense of calm and wonder to the admirer. Her paintings feature depth and life in each expertly crafted scene. With a stroke of her brush, she is able to capture the most peaceful and sweet moments, from inviting ...

Maddox McClintic to be featured in NYC Times Square presentation

Alpena youth Maddox McClintic will be featured on the big screen in New York City’s Times Square, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual presentation on Sept. 14. A photo of McClintic in a white dress with a white pony adorned with a unicorn horn, taken locally by Lori ...

Carl Basel celebrates 100th birthday

Courtesy Photo Longtime Turning Brook resident Carl Basel, in center, is surrounded by staff and friends to celebrate his 100th birthday on Aug. 17, in Alpena.

Time for Dancing with Joy

Courtesy Photo Dancing with Joy School of Dance is now accepting registrations for fall classes, beginning Sept. 10. Offering Cecchetti method ballet, and Christian-based lyrical and jazz classes for ages 5 to adult, Dancing with Joy focuses on creating strong technique and beautiful ...

Les Miller named HLSIA’s Outstanding Member for 2019

Courtesy Photo At the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Hubbard Lake Sportsman & Improvement Association on Aug. 14, President Douglas Cameron presented Les Miller with the 2019 Outstanding Member Award. Miller was cited for his contributions to the group, having served as secretary, president ...

Alpena County Library announces programs for kids, teens, and adults

Alpena County Library has announced upcoming programs for children, teens and adults. The programs are listed here. To register, or for more information on any programs, call the library at 989-356-6188, ext. 14. ı Wednesday, Aug. 28: Meal in a Mug, for ages 16 to 21, is 5 to 6 p.m. ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

NEMAG to meet Wednesday The Northeast Michigan Artists Guild will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the classroom of the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan. For more information, call 989-766-9945. Black River Bridge Walk Aug. 31 The 16th Annual Black River Bridge Walk will be held at ...

Sup with your neighbors at The Longest Table on Sunday

ALPENA — Teens and adults in the community are invited to find out more about their neighbors and interact with people from different walks of life at The Longest Table. Anyone high-school age or older can gather from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday for a free simple meal on the Pedestrian Bridge behind ...

Doreen Kriniak earns Alpena Civic Theatre President’s Award

Alpena Civic Theatre recently met at the home of Jay and Marilyn Kettler to celebrate a year of wonderful theater. Following a picnic, President Julie Meyers presented the ACT President’s Award to Doreen Kriniak. In presenting the prestigious award, Meyers shared these words about why ...

Reunion Roundup

Donnan 67th family reunion held at Wilson Hall The descedants of James and Eva Donnan gathered at Wilson Township Hall on Aug. 4. James Donnan was born in Rosedene, Canada, and his wife Eva Makalski was born in Baltimore, Md. James and Eva Donnan homesteaded in Wilson Township for 50 ...

Git yer banjos a blazin’ at the Sunrise Side Music Festival

LINCOLN — World-class entertainment is just down a country road and into the woods, where you will find four talented bluegrass performers with all kinds of tricks up their sleeves. The first annual Sunrise Side Music Festival is coming to Lost Lake Woods Club on Saturday, and for $20 per ...

New look at Blue Herons

News Photo by Darby Hinkley New landscaping has been completed around the base of the public sculpture at Duck Park, “Departure of the Great Blue Herons.” The design and landscaping was donated by Doug Pratt of Prattscape L.L.C. He said Thunder Bay Arts asked him to do the landscaping, ...

Jeff Gray addresses Rotarians

Courtesy Photo Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent Jeff Gray spoke recently to Alpena Rotarians regarding plans and goals for the sanctuary. Gray updated Rotarians on the santuary’s mission, and viision, as well as gave them details on the proposed Great Lakes Waterfront ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Artist reception Saturday June Perry, first-place winner of the 2018 Juried Art Show at Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, will be welcomed at a free public reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the museum. Her work will be on display in a solo exhibit Saturday through Oct. 31. For ...

Sanctuary artist in residence to start painting at Island Park

ALPENA — The Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board is pleased to announce Richard Jordan as its summer artist in residence. The Kalamazoo painter will arrive in Alpena on Thursday and stay until Sept. 4. He will be found with his painter’s easel along the waterways of the sanctuary and on ...

Star Wars legend in Alpena today

ALPENA — Star Wars legend Colin Cantwell will be signing autographs and showing a short video presentation of his career at a meet and greet from 5 to 7 p.m. today. The event will be held at the B Royal Movie Theater inside Bob’s Bullpen comic store at 125 N. 2nd Ave. Cantwell used his ...

Christian Music Fest at fair Thursday

Courtesy Photo Jim and Lori Miller, of the New Life Christian Fellowship Band, will lead Christian Music Fest Thursday at Alcona County Fair. The event begins at 7 p.m. with games for kids.Music starts at 7:30 p.m., featuring a mix of gospel and contemporary Christian music. Free popcorn and ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Teen fun in Harrisville Thurs. Thingiverse Thursday for Teens is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. this Thursday at the Alcona County Library in Harrisville. Teens can check out the new 3D printer and S.T.E.M. Ozobots. This project is funded with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the ...

‘Into the Night’ wins best feature at Sunrise 45 Film Festival

ALPENA — The 3rd Annual Sunrise 45 Film Festival in Alpena wrapped up Sunday evening with awards at the Black Sheep Pub. Winning best feature film was “Into the Night,” written and directed by Kate Li, who also played the lead actress and edited and produced the film. J.D. Benjamin was ...

Farm-fresh food, fun on tap at Locavore Dinner

What is a locavore? “The definition of a locavore is someone who eats only locally-grown food and uses only local products, made within a 100-mile radius of where they live,” said J.B. Cook, president of the Alpena Farmers’ Market and chairman of the 4th Annual Locavore Dinner. The ...