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Lifestyles

Today is the U.N. International Day of Peace, or Peace Day

“For peace sake, care about and protect every person on Earth — all creatures and all creation.” That’s the message Alpena Peace Coalition would like everyone to ponder today, which is the United Nations International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day, according to Carol Skiba, ...

Reach out, speak up during Suicide Prevention Month

Who could use a little extra support right now? Many factors are coming together to impact our stress levels. Uncertainty is one that affects most of us. New challenges are coming at all levels — national, state, local, family and individual. September is Suicide Prevention Month. Now is a ...

Rogers City nonprofit resale shop gives to parochial schools

ROGERS CITY — In less than three months of operation, Renewed Blessings of Rogers City found itself in the remarkable position to give back to the community. The nonprofit resale shop, established to provide grants to the city’s churches when they experience a monetary shortfall for ...

Upcoming ALL programs set

Association of Lifelong Learners programs are set for this week. ALL is continuing its online programming, plus they have started some in-person programs at the Briggs Center at Alpena Community College, and elsewhere. Due to very limited seating capacity, you must call the ALL office at ...

God Loves You Food Pantry today

God Loves You Food Pantry will be distributing food starting at 1 p.m. today at the Presque Isle Grand Lake Chapel. Upcoming food distribution dates, all staritng at 1 p.m., include: ¯ Monday, Oct. 5 — PI Grand Lake Chapel ¯ Saturday, Oct. 17 — PI Grand Lake Chapel — ...

Alpena couple, Siberian huskies near social media milestone

ALPENA — An Alpena couple and their pets are on the verge of achieving a social media milestone. Jessica and Jamie Hatch are nearing the 1 million subscriber mark on their YouTube channel called Gone to the Snow Dogs, which showcases their homelife and adventures of their Siberian huskies, ...

Campus Corner: Joyce named to Grand Valley State University dean’s list

Jordan A. Joyce of Harrisville was named to the dean’s list at Grand Valley State University for the Spring and Summer 2020 semester concluding in August. The list includes those students who have maintained a 3.5 grade-point average and been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits. The honor is ...

Fall take home kits available from Art in the Loft

Art in the Loft is offering new take-home kits for the fall. Get smART art kits and Get Cooking culinary kits are designed for at-home visual and culinary arts entertainment. Every month a new experience will be available wrapped inside a convenient kit with all the supplies needed to create ...

Michigan Author Randi Harvey to sign book on Saturday

ALPENA—Michigan author Randi Harvey will be sharing and signing her book, “The Split,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Parallel 45 Books in Alpena. Harvey says the book is a dystopian thriller about the U.S. falling into a second civil war. She said it’s told from the perspective of a ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN

Hillman fall arts and craft show planned this weekend A fall arts and craft show is planned for this weekend in Hillman. The craft show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Emerick Park, located at 351 State St. A chili cookoff will be held at 5 p.m. in the park’s ...

What’s your secret? Just be honest with yourself

I have a secret. I’m betting you do too. We all live within a self-made shell. Those of us who seem like open books, could be protecting the most - often from ourselves. Each day shapes every day that follows. Many an inspirational quote begins - ‘Today is a brand new opportunity…blah, ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN

Interactive information session on 2020 Census this Friday An interactive information session about the 2020 Census will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Bay View Center, located at 710 N 2nd Ave. Time slots are scheduled for every 15 minutes and $10 gift cards to use at local ...

Dinosaur Gardens Fall-O-Ween scheduled for Oct. 3

Dinosaur Gardens will hold its second annual Fall-O-Ween Extravaganza and Trunk-or-Treat event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at the business, located at 6665 U.S.-23 in Ossineke. The event costs $7 for those ages 14 and up, but children can attend the event for free. Visitors will be able to ...

ACC sophomores receive Alpena Longbeards scholarships

ALPENA — The Alpena Longbeards club recently awarded two $500 scholarships to Alpena Community College students Ashleigh Morgan and Chris Wedding for the 2020-21 academic year. Ashleigh is an ACC sophomore, working toward earning a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology. Her dream job is ...

United Way’s 2020-2021 Campaign begins Sept. 24

ALPENA—The United Way of Northeast Michigan is happy to announce Sheryl and Steve Wright as the Chairpersons for the 2020-2021 Campaign. Sheryl and Steve have been married for 30 years and have two adult children. They are both employed with Midwestern Broadcasting, WATZ Radio, Inc. and ...

Steven Fosgard joins ACC as new Vice President of Instruction

ALPENA—Alpena Community College has named Steven Fosgard as its new Vice President of Instruction. Fosgard replaces Deborah Bayer, who is retiring from ACC this month. Fosgard brings a wide variety of experiences to ACC’s VP of Instruction position. He previously served as Kirtland ...

ALL to preview its fall discussion series about racial issues on Wednesday

The Association of Lifelong Learners Program’s Martin Luther King, Jr. committee is planning a discussion series to raise community awareness about racial issues. The series will be held in October, November, and December and will use a book, “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,” a ...

Financial Market Update kicks off this week’s ALL programming

ALPENA — The Association of Lifelong Learners continues to hold some of its programming online, and at the Briggs Center. Check out this listing for which ones, and remember that seating is limited, so call the office at 989-358-7207 to get a confirmed reservation. This week’s programs ...