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Lost village of Bell lovingly protected

PRESQUE ISLE — You wouldn’t know by looking that there were ghosts in the forest. Tumbled trunks, soft with moss, nestle in the quiet woods of the Besser Bell Natural Area on the bank of False Presque Isle Harbor, north of Alpena. Once, the forest was home to the village of Bell — a ...

Northland Area FCU donates $2K to VFW

ALPENA — Representatives from Northland Area Federal Credit Union recently stopped by the Alpena Veterans of Foreign Wars to donate $2,000 to The VFW Post 2496. “This money will help the post tremendously to put towards some needed repairs in the heating system” said Doug Hayka of the ...

My Glass Wings team is TBA featured artist

My Glass Wings was recently described as “a working stained glass studio.” A very apt description of a downtown Alpena business that has been at 106 N. 2nd Ave. for 16 years and is the Thunder Bay Arts featured artist for November and December. The mission statement for MGW has been: To ...

Hinks class takes a virtual field trip

Courtesy Photo Mrs. Oliver’s class at Hinks Elementary took a virtual field trip with the help of AJ’s Farm. Students had a virtual hayride, picked a pumpkin, and enjoyed cider and donuts without leaving school grounds.

Alpena FFA members earn American FFA degrees

Two members of the Alpena Future Farmers of America chapter, Lindsey Hoppe and Demi Oliver, will receive their American FFA Degree this week at the 93rd National FFA Convention and Expo. The American FFA Degree is the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization and ...

Bell tolls for shipwrecks scheduled for November

Bell tolls honoring Great Lakes shipwrecks have been scheduled for next month. The bell toll for the Edmond Fitzgerald will be held at the Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum, 367 N. 3rd St., Rogers City at 1 p.m. Nov. 7. Two bell tolls will be held Nov. 22 for the Carl D. Bradley and the ...

RE/MAX gives $1,950 to Muscular Dystrophy Association

Part of the mission at RE/MAX New Horizons is to “support and enhance the qualify of life in the communities we serve.” In 2019, a portion of each sale was earmarked for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The local RE/MAX agents gave $1,950 to this worthy cause. The money will be ...

United Way honored for Hospice giving

Courtesy Photo From left to right, Megan LaCross, director of philanthropy at Hospice of Michigan, Staci Chroninger, past president and board member of the United Way of Northeast Michigan, United Way of Northeast Michigan Executive Director Joe Gentry, Melissa McDonald, philanthropy ...

Somers named Champion of the Year by Volunteer Corps

Bradley Somers, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Alpena, has received the Youth Volunteer Corps of Alpena’s Champion of the Year award, a brand-new award that was bestowed during the Corps’ virtual ceremony on Oct. 17. “I’m humbled and grateful to be recognized by the ...

Baker, Rindahl speak Nov. 10 at New Life

All women and young women are warmly invited to an evening out with guest speakers the Rev. Lois Baker and Kay Rindahl on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at New Life Christian Fellowship, 317 S. Ripley Boulevard, Alpena. Baker and Rindahl have served the Lord together in full-time ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Wishing for Christmas Craft Show Nov. 7 The APlex will host its Wishing for Christmas Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. Vendors are still welcome to sign up by calling the APlex at 989-354-6164. Vendor set up will be from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6. On Saturday ...

CTE students give away desks for online learners

Courtesy Photos Career and Technical Education students at Alpena High School have been busy building desks to give to Alpena elementary students learning through APS Online. Students also assembled learning totes and chairs to give to the 26 lucky students. More than 80 families participated ...

Girl Scouts learn about fire safety

Courtesy Photo Girl Scout Troop 7500 capped off weeks of learning about first aid techniques and safety by visiting the Alpena Township Fire Department, where they learned about the protective gear and equipment firemen use and the training they do to become firemen. The girls were ...

Liske wins deer blind youth prize

Courtesy Photo Kaiden Liske, the winner of the WATZ Traveling Deer Blind, youth prize, sponsored by the Northeast Michigan Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association, is pictured with family and NEMIQDMA President Irvin Timm.

Lifelong Learners sets programs for the week

IN-PERSON PROGRAMS We are continuing our online programming plus we have started some in-person programs at the Briggs Center and elsewhere. Due to very limited seating capacity, you must call the ALL Office at 989-358-7207 to get a confirmed reservation for in-person Programs. Most ...

Northeast Michigan connected to statewide, national political history

ALPENA — There may be no interstates running through Northeast Michigan, but roads here run far and fast enough to connect the region repeatedly with statewide and national politics. Our sleepy burghs have given Michigan one governor and we’re connected to a second, the latter of whom ...

Flannel Fun!

News Photos by Alyssa Ochss Emma Shea and Kiersten Wirgau enjoy shopping around supporting local businesses at Thursday’s Flannel Fun Night in downtown Alpena.

DKG distributes apples to thank teachers, more

Members of Alpha Xi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a national honor society of women educators, recently gathered at the home of Midge Connon to package a thank you gift for educators, secretaries, instructional assistants, custodians and bus drivers for their services as we face the ...