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ALPENA — The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center is home to more than 3,000 artifacts of historic and cultural value — but not all of them are in public view. The decision of what makes it onto the Maritime Heritage Center’s floor or into an exhibit is at the discretion of the ...

Exchange Club donates to hospital

ALPENA — The Exchange Club of Alpena recently donated coloring and activity books with crayons to the Volunteer Services Department at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. The coloring books will be distributed to pediatric patients during their stay or visit to the Medical Center. “Being ...

AAACU gives to Art in the Loft, Hospice

ALPENA — Through the hard work and dedication of its employees and the generosity of its membership, Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union raised $2,542.63 for Art in the Loft’s R.E.A.C.H. Program. R.E.A.C.H. (Recognize Everyone’s Abilities and Creative Hearts) provides students with special ...

St. Paul donates $1,000 to Toys for Kids

Courtesy Photo Jim Kucharek, above left, presents a check for $1,000 to Wayne Trapp for the Toys for Kids program. The check was from St. Paul Lutheran Church Trust and Endowment fund.

Kiwanis Club seeks candidates for State Police career academy

The Alpena Kiwanis Club is seeking eligible candidates for this year’s Michigan State Police Law Enforcement Career Academy. Since 1975, the Kiwanis Clubs, in cooperation with the Michigan State Police, have sponsored this program. Young men and women in grades 10, 11, and 12 who have a ...

Hunter Heritage and Scholarship Awards Banquet to honor students

POSEN ­— Seven scholarship finalists and their parents will be guests of honor at the Hunter Heritage and Scholarship Awards Banquet to be held Feb. 29 at the Posen Community Center, 10813 Michigan Ave. The banquet is sponsored by the Presque Isle Turkey Trackers Chapter of the National ...

Joe Gentry speaks to Lions Club

The Jan. 14 Alpena Lions Club program chair, Florence Stibitz, invited United Way Executive Director Joe Gentry to speak to the group. The United Way of Northeast Michigan “improves people’s lives by uniting caring people and mobilizing resources that empower individuals and strengthen ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Dems host ‘Obama Burgers and Tunes’ at Black Sheep The Alpena County Democratic Party invites the public to join them for “Obama Burgers and Tunes” from 4 to 7 p.m. at Black Sheep Pub, 113 S. 2nd Ave. in downtown Alpena. An Obama Burger is a beef patty, bacon, caramelized red onion, ...

TBA Guitar Summit showcases local bands Saturday

ALPENA ­— You don’t have to go far to find a night full of rockin’ music by talented local bands. Hit the APlex Saturday for Thunder Bay Arts Guitar Summit, featuring a wide variety of tunes from four high-class ensembles. Bobbing for Piranhas, Chris Crown and Lee Kitzman, High Speed, ...

Coffee House Friday

Courtesy Photo Steve Rea will perform at Coffee House Friday at Thunder Bay Theatre this Friday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 per person, and $2 for coffee. Tickets are available at thunderbaytheatre.com, or at the door. Upcoming performers include ...

Embrace aging and live life fully each day

There is tremendous interest in our culture about aging as something that can be bent toward being great. Recent book titles speak of aging backward. You see continual ads for cream to fight wrinkles, lose weight, and grow hair, all to appear younger. One theory of aging is disengagement ...

Kirchoff Bros. gospel concert on Saturday

A free country gospel concert with The Kirchoff Brothers is at 7 p.m. Saturday at Spratt United Methodist Church. The correct address for the church is 7440 M-65 South, Lachine.

Messy Church Thurs., Feb. 6

Trinity Episcopal Church in Alpena invites families and the public to join them for Messy Church on Thursday, Feb. 6. The free event, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., will include dinner and fun activities for all ages, at the church, 124 E. Washington Ave., Alpena. Children must be accompanied by ...

Sanctuary’s 20th year kicks off with film fest now thru Sunday

From scuttling blackback crabs to 700 sharks, there’s something new to learn with every film in Thunder Bay International Film Festival, today through Sunday. At least 14 of the nearly 70 films feature the Great Lakes, and all of them have to do with water, from oceans to rivers to lakes to ...

Ecumenical service tonight

The public is invited to the Alpena Area Ecumenical Worship Service tonight to celebrate the “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity,” with a soup supper at 6 p.m., followed by the service at 7 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 201 S. 2nd Ave., Alpena. Pastor John Shipman ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Empty Bowls painting at Cobbygoose Thurs. Paint a bowl for $10 starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Cobbygoose inside the Alpena Mall. The bowls are for the Empty Bowls fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 16. Those who attend the February event can purchase one of the colorful, uniquely ...

Love Light Trees proceeds buy diagnostic equipment

ALPENA — A beautiful tree illuminated the cafeteria area and another lit up the atrium area of MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena during the holiday season as part of the annual Love Light Trees event. The ceremony celebrated loved ones and was an opportunity for Medical Center leadership to ...