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Lifestyles

Barry Schatz is Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary Volunteer of the Year

ALPENA — This guy is crazy about Halloween, and he loves helping others. That’s why Barry Schatz has been named Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Volunteer of the Year. He has been putting his creativity into action for the past six years, working on the annual Haunted Ship ...

Girl Scouts dress as Oz characters

Courtesy Photos Girl Scout Troop 1033 of St. Paul Lutheran Church recently hosted a “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” party for Girl Scouts in the area. Scouts traveled through eight stations where they did activities focused on the “Wizard of Oz.” Girls were able to earn badges and a ...

K of C donates to food pantry

Courtesy Photo Sir Knight Daniel Przeslawski, navigator of Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Fr. Clarence Smolinski Assembly No. 485, is shown presenting a check for $300 to Cathy McClure, St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry coordinator. The Fourth Degree Assembly consists of Sir Knights from ...

Aircraft club meets on second Mondays

When you hear the sound of an airplane do you look up and try to spot the lucky pilot as he or she flies over? Have you ever imagined yourself piloting an airplane or maybe just being a smiling passenger as you enjoy the view from the lofty perch? Flying or owning an airplane may have been ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Holiday class at ACC ACC Community Education Gluten Free Holiday Cookies is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, for $35 per person, with Charise McClendon of Get Baked. Students will leave with a dozen cookies. Register by calling 989-358-7271. ALL classes this week: Line 5 and ...

A century of service

ALPENA — This women’s club was founded before women in the U.S. had the right to vote. Now, a century later, Zonta International boasts more than 29,000 members wordwide in 63 countries, still advancing the mission of empowering and supporting women through advocacy, scholarships and ...

Zonta’s Fall into Fashion Sat.

Zonta Club of Alpena’s 5th Annual Fall Into Fashion fundraiser luncheon fashion show is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the 19th Hole in Alpena. Tickets are $25 and include luncheon and dessert with coffee and tea, and a gift bag worth $50 from Myers’ Fashions Etc. There will be a ...

Salvation Army Toy Drive at Walmart

ALPENA — The Salvation Army and Walmart are joining forces to provide toys to 300 local children in need during the holidays with a toy drive event Saturday at Walmart. The Alpena store is one of many stores nationwide taking part in similar toy drives. On Saturday, shoppers will receive a ...

Guest speakers at New Life Christian Fellowship on Tuesday

All women and young women are warmly invited to an evening out with guest speakers Rev. Lois Baker and Kay Rindahl from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at New Life Christian Fellowship, 317 S. Ripley Blvd., Alpena. The women have served the Lord together in full-time ministry for more than 23 ...

Lions learn about Michigan Works!

Nicole Keyes, business solutions professional at Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium, was the guest speaker at the Alpena Lions Club meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Keyes has been with Michigan Works! for approximately one year, having worked for Habitat for Humanity previously. Keyes discussed ...

Alpena Wildlife board hears about successful DPI park cleanup and more

A DPI Community Day project at Island Park was one of many reports at fall meetings of the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board. A crew of 13 DPI employees recently helped three Wildlife Sanctuary board members trim trees and bushes overhanging the trails, pull invasive autumn olives, clean the ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Bell tolling service for Edmund Fitzgerald Sat. A bell tolling service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday for the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank in Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975. The speaker will be Mike TenEyck who will give a biography and visual presentation of the crew that lost their ...

‘Macbeth’ with a TBT twist continues this weekend and next

All you have to do is read the description of “Macbeth” on Thunder Bay Theatre’s website to find out the twist of this Shakespearean classic. In TBT’s version, the lead is a woman. In fact, everyone leading this production is female, too. “A brave Scottish general named Macbeth ...

‘Last resort’ rutabaga reminiscent of war

“The rutabaga nourishes us from dawn to dusk. On these golden yellow slices, one should inscribe these words, ‘Our grace and evening prayer.’” — The Exalted Song of the Rutabaga, Germany, 1917 A vegetable with an odd name and tough skin, the rutabaga reminds many of the hardship of ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Founders Book Club today The Founders Society of the Besser Museum Book Club meets at 11:30 a.m. today for lunch and discussion at the 19th Hole. The book is “The Red Address Book,” by Sophia Lundberg. You need not be a Founder to attend. Orphan Grain Train Friday Join Immanuel Lutheran ...

First Federal of Northern Michigan Legacy Foundation awards grants

First Federal of Northern Michigan Legacy Foundation recently presented grants to the Association of Lifelong Learners, Girls on the Run, Scouts BSA, Thunder Bay Folk Society, and Your Child Reads. Association of Lifelong Learners FFNMLF presented an $800 grant to Association of Lifelong ...

Many upcoming holiday bazaars

These holiday bazaars and craft shows are planned: This Saturday ¯ Wishing for Christmas Arts and Crafts Show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the APlex. ¯ First Presbyterian Church Holiday Bazaar is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $8.50 per adult, $5 for under 12. ¯ ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Veteran event time change Player’s Pub and Pam Kirchoff are hosting a Veteran’s Appreciation event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday (Veteran’s Day). This is a time change from what was listed in Tuesday’s Community Calendar. The event details were changed after the paper went to press. ...

CFNEM awards first round of Census 2020 grants; still accepting applications

ALPENA — The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan has awarded $19,500 in new grants through its role as the Census 2020 Nonprofit Hub for this region. These grants are meant to help increase the chances of a fair and accurate count of northeast Michigan residents by raising awareness ...

Celebrating a century

Courtesy Photo Gertrude Shultz is turning 100 on Saturday, and those who know her are invited to come give her a hug at a party from 1 to 4 p.m. at the McRae Park Shelter Building. Shultz was a foster grandma at Lincoln School for 23 years, and has lived on the north side of Alpena her whole ...