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‘Savannah Sipping Society’ opens tonight in Rogers City

ROGERS CITY — This unlikely foursome sure knows how to have fun, with the help of a potent drink or two. Find out what female friendship is all about starting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers City Theater, when the modern comedy, “The Savannah Sipping Society” opens, presented by ...

It’s time to learn how to make and use a timeline

Hi! How are you doing with your schoolwork? Remember, little by little, important tasks are accomplished, and You Can Do It! I hope you enjoyed the numbers grid from last month’s article. I am amazed at numbers — how they follow a pattern, they are never ending, and they are significant ...

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Hospital collecting diabetic socks In honor of National Foot Health Awareness Month, MidMichigan Health’s Wound Treatment Centers are collecting diabetic socks April 19 through May 9 to benefit patients in need. The socks will be provided to patients with diabetes, helping them prevent ...

Alpena County 4-H youth score high at state skillathon

Five 4-H youth members from Alpena County recently competed at the state level in the 2021 Michigan 4-H Skillathon Championship. Brooke McKenzie’s scores placed her top in the state for overall knowledge in livestock, senior division. Also among the top five scorers for this division was ...

Alpena County 4-H alumni take top honors at skillathon

Two 4-H alumni from Alpena County took top honors recently in the Adult Division at the 2021 Michigan 4-H Skillathon Championship. Jennifer (Cripps) Wasson’s score earned her the tittle of State Champion for the Adult Division. Holly Glomski scored within the top five in the adult division ...

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MOCA held meeting The regular meeting of the MOC Auxiliary was held on Tuesday, April 20, with seven members in attendance. President Roxann Buchler opened the meeting at 6 p.m. Fines were declared and paid. The minutes of the previous meeting and the treasurer’s report were read and ...

Kathryn Kunze named Zonta Woman of the Year

ALPENA — To be selected as Zonta Club of Alpena’s Woman of the Year, you must not be a member of Zonta Club, you must go above and beyond in volunteering in your community, and you must be dedicated to selflessly working for others. Those qualifications and much more describe this ...

Divers, community invited to Earth Day cleanup on Saturday

ALPENA — Today is Earth Day, but Saturday is the day the community is invited to join divers in cleaning up the Alpena area. Dive Into Earth Day: Community Cleanup is set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, starting from Starlite Beach. The event will be held, rain or shine. Event organizer ...

Hillman’s Garry Boldrey publishes novel 17 years in the making

HILLMAN — This former firefighter has been planning to publish his mystery novel for 17 years, and, as of March 31, that dream is now a reality. Garry Boldrey Jr., of Hillman, published “Scream Canyon: A Dalton James Investigation,” through Outskirts Press. He wrote the ...

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Association of Lifelong Learners programs set The Association of Lifelong Learners has set programs for next week. Monday Early Antarctic Exploration and Discovery, 1897-1916, will be held via Zoom only at 2 p.m. on Monday, led by Olin Joynton. Joynton said, “Rocky Roland’s recent ...

Lions Club donates blankets for Friends Together auction

Courtesy Photo In this photo, Friends Together Director Judy Burns accepts one of four prayer blankets from Alpena Lions Club member Jon Emerson. Friends Together is hosting an online auction beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday and ending at 1:30 p.m. on April 29. Alpena Lions Club has donated four ...

Adult autism: Relief upon diagnosis, which can be hard to come by

Debra Brisch knew her whole life that she was different, but she always felt like there was something wrong with her. Until now. After lifelong confusion, isolation, and social struggles, Brisch, now 69, was finally diagnosed with autism a few years ago. Since then, she has set out on a ...

AAACU packs food for Feeding Kids Ministries

Courtesy Photo Team members from Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union recently volunteered their time to package food for Feeding Kids Ministries. The program assists elementary, junior high and high school-age students each week throughout the school year. Every Friday, a gallon-size bag of ...

VFW 2496 Auxiliary elects 2021-22 officers

The regular meeting of the VFW 2496 Auxiliary was presided over by President Darryl McQuarrie at 6 p.m. on April 13, with 12 members in attendance. Four applications for membership were submitted, and all were accepted. The secretary and treasurer reports were given and accepted, pending ...

AAACU donates to Sunrise Community Food Pantry

Courtey Photo Through the hard work and dedication of its employees and the generosity of its membership, Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union raised $235.65 in monetary donations for Sunrise Community Food Pantry in Hubbard Lake. Sunrise Community Food Pantry collects and distributes food to ...

Red Sand Project human trafficking awareness event today

ALPENA ­— Human trafficking happens right here in Northeast Michigan, and organizers of an awareness event want the community to learn how to spot the warning signs. Child and Family Services of Northeast Michigan and Hope Shores Alliance have teamed up to present the event, called the Red ...

Wolverine SCU gives $3,000 to Friends Together

Courtesy Photo Wolverine State Credit Union and staff presented a check for $3,000 to Friends Together’s Judy Burns and Shelly Gibbs as a part of the 2021 annual sponsor campaign. Wolverine S.C.U. is the major sponsor for the annual Scramble for Friends golf tournament that is held each ...

Girl Scouts, NEMCSA pack food for seniors

Courtesy Photo The Girl Scouts of St. Paul Lutheran recently went to the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency (NEMCSA) warehouse in Ossineke and packed food boxes for distribution to senior citizens. The Girl Scouts who participated range in age from 5 to 17. The Scouts were able ...

Alpena brothers making waves in water skiing

ALPENA — Sitting in their Alpena dining room, the two boys with surfer-dude blonde hair and braces don’t look like world champions. The 11-year-old isn’t one, yet. But Will Meinhardt is quickly catching up to his 14-year-old brother, Reid, who last year was ranked number one in the world ...

Alcona library May programs set

HARRISVILLE — Alcona County Library has set its programs for the month of May. Call 989-724-6796 for more information. May 4 and 18 Knitting Klub & Crochet is from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4 and 18, is at the Harrisville branch. All levels are welcome. May 5 Friends of ...