×

Lifestyles

This goofy foursome scrambles to bag a buck in ‘Deer Camp’

Crack a cold one and head on out to camp tonight for Alpena Civic Theatre’s hilarious “Deer Camp — The Musical,” opening at 7:30 p.m. and running through Sunday, and again next weekend. The story centers around four buddies who head to camp for their annual hunting trip. Director ...

Laffoons’ Ultimate Date Night Oct. 26

Couples are invited to an evening of comedy and Christian fellowship with Jay and Laura Laffoon at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Living Hope Church in Alpena. This event will be a hilarious glimpse into married life, unpacked live as only Jay and Laura can do. It’s full of laughter, ...

Did you hear? Privacy is valuable

When my parents moved to Alpena in the sixties they purchased one of the few houses on their road. It was a new subdivision just outside the city limits. I remember it as a nice quiet street with a handful of families. One of the very first things my dad did was erect an 8-foot wooden fence ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Music at the Mill Friday Music at the Mill is Friday at Brush Creek Mill in Hillman, with musician sign-up at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. Boys and Girls Club activity night Friday The Boys and Girls Club of Alpena presents activity night from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at 601 River St. ...

Joe Donna has solo show at Studio Rubedo’s new location

Contemporary artist Joe Donna is displaying his photography and ceramic work in the first solo exhibition at Studio Rubedo’s new location. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays at 213 W. Chisholm St. in Alpena. Donna’s show, called “Toys in the Attic,” features ...

Cornelius writes about heaven

Mike Cornelius, known for his Hubbard Lake history books, has now written a booklet describing what heaven will be like. The booklet is called “Today you will be with me in Paradise! What will it be like?” A book signing will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Olivet Book & Gift in ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Bridge winners announced Alpena Duplicate Bridge Club winners this week were Eve Phillips in first, Audrey Stevens in second, and Dale Middleditch and Beverley Rousseau in third. The group meets at 12:45 p.m. Mondays at First United Methodist Church. LWV Lunch Bunch Fri. The League of ...

College football fans live for fall

“It’s kind of hard to rally around a math class.” — Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant, Alabama football coach (1958-1982) Alligator meat sizzles on the grill, patrons quaff ‘Hatred’ craft beer, while counting down to kickoff at Miami’s J. Wakefield Brewing Company — it is August 24, ...

New look for Thunder Bay Arts

ALPENA — Thunder Bay Arts, who recently announced its new branding identity, dropping the “Council, Inc.” in its name, has installed new signage with its new logo at Thunder Bay Arts Gallery, located at 127 W. Chisholm St. In conjunction with these overall rebranding efforts, TBA has also ...

Power of Parenting series starts Tuesday

The 2019-20 series of Power of Parenting workshops opens Tuesday with a focus on services for children birth to age five and their families. A round robin format will feature representatives of Early Head Start, Early On, Great Start to Quality Resource Center, and NEMCSA client services. ...

Renowned genealogist to speak Thursday

Northeast Michigan Genealogical Society will be hosting a nationally renowned speaker at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Alpena Community College. Dr. David McDonald will present Land Records and New Yorkers to the Midwest. McDonald is a genealogist with more than 40 years of experience in the field. He ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

54 attend MARSP meeting Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) met on Thursday, Oct. 10, for their monthly meeting, with 54 attending a delicious meal and an update on legislation. Co-President Linda Wallace called the meeting to order with the pledge and a prayer before ...

‘Hard work, every single day’

ALPENA — People can hear the music from far away. They can hear the different instruments working together. They perform at football games, parades, and community events throughout Northeast Michigan. They are high school marching bands. Marching bands have been growing the past few ...

New READ tutors at library

Courtesy Photo The READ Adult Literacy Program has nine new tutors ready to begin studying with adults who are seeking to improve their reading skills, earn a GED, or learn English as a second language. This group of tutors has successfully completed 12 hours of training and are eager to begin ...

Singing the Good Old Songs Again

Performers Jackie and Gary will present their concert, Singing the Good Old Songs Again, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Alpena County Library, with classic and original folk songs, interspersed with lighthearted humor and personal stories. Jackie Miller Davidson, formerly of the New Christie Minstrels, ...

ALL presents the Future of Democracy and Journalism at ACC

ALPENA — The Association of Lifelong Learners invites the public to attend an open discussion on the Future of Democracy and Journalism from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Alpena Community Colege. The panel will feature retired publisher and Alpena News columnist Greg Awtry, and Alpena News ...

Local LWV celebrates 100 years

The local League of Women Voters recently celebrated both the 100th birthday of the Michigan LWV and the upcoming 100th anniversary of the national LWV. The League of Women Voters of the United States grew out of the women’s suffrage movement after the U.S. Congress, in 1920, passed the 19th ...

Lions donate swing set/playhouse

Courtesy Photo The Alpena Lions Club held their annual Hobo Dinner on Oct. 1 for its members, at the Alpena Antique Tractor and Steam Engine Club. Earlier this year the Lions purchased the above swingset/playhouse for the Tractor Club and a few of the Lions donated their time to get it built. ...

Write a novel in Nov. for NaNoWriMo

ALPENA — Every book, television show, and movie starts with an idea. The big problem for many is putting in the time, effort, and dedication to develop that idea into a finished product, but the Alpena Writers’ Group wants to help motivate prospective authors. Every year, November has ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Kirkin’ O’ The Tartan The Kirkin’ O’ The Tartan followed by a Scottish High Tea will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Alpena at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20. This heritage service will feature a bagpiper, a discussion of the significance of St. Andrew, and a blessing on ...