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NAFCU honors law enforcement

Courtesy Photos In honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Northland Area Federal Credit Union stopped by several law enforcement agencies to say thank you. Meals were purchased from numerous local restaurants. Agencies have reported that this was a tough year with COVID-19 with ...

Dial-A-Story returns to Alpena library

ALPENA — The popular Dial-A-Story is back with a new listening adventure. Call in weekly to listen to “A Boy Called Bat” by Elana Arnold, read aloud by Alpena County Library librarian Pat Garant. This story is ideal for listeners ages 6-10. “For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), ...

Lewandowski earns award for colored pencil drawing

Professional artist Erwin P. Lewandowski of Alpena was recently notified that his drawing received the Legion Paper Award for Exceptional Merit at the 2021 Colored Pencil Society of America “Explore This! 17 Online Exhibition.” The event is one of two annual international exhibitions hosted ...

Swimming to stay active at Alpena Plaza Pool

Courtesy Photo Meet Judy Hart (left) and Eve Phillips (right). Judy met with Eve several years ago to learn how to swim and on Friday they met at the Alpena Plaza Pool to lap swim together. Both have committed to swimming a half-mile two to three times a week. You’d never guess Eve is going ...

Alpena County Library offering computer classes via Zoom

ALPENA ­— The Alpena County Library will be offering winter computer classes at 6 p.m. on Mondays starting on Feb. 1. Registration is open for the winter session of computer classes through the library. Covering the basics and the different Google applications, there is something for every ...

Senior Center to host virtual kitchen organizing session Jan. 22

ALPENA — January is “Get Organized Month,” and the Alpena Senior Citizens Center is pleased to announce an online Zoom presentation about kitchen organizing. It will be hosted by Professional Organizer Doris Puls at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 22. Maybe it’s time to reorganized and put ...

Thunder Bay International Film Festival goes online

ALPENA ­— Film enthusiasts have the opportunity to enjoy the Thunder Bay International Film Festival from the comfort of home this year, as it will be offered in a virtual format for the first time. The ninth annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival will be held virtually Jan. ...

Recognition for years of service

Courtesy Photo Members of the community would like to recognize the professional firefighters who recently retired or resigned from the Alpena Township Fire Department: Captain Bruce Honeycutt, 27 years of service, Lieutenant Tom Tolan, 7 years of service, Captain John Clements, 27 years of ...

Alcona library cancels Jan. 19 programs

In response to the latest Executive Order, the Alcona County Library will be canceling its events scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 19. The affected events are Knitting Klub & Crochet and the Alcona County Library Book Club.

Zonta offering scholarships for women

ALPENA — The Zonta Club of Alpena will be awarding seven scholarships totaling $5,250 for the 2021/2022 academic year to deserving area women, Diane O’Connor, chair of the scholarship committee, has announced. All scholarship applications are available on the Zonta Club of Alpena ...

ACC Foundation accepting scholarship apps

The Alpena Community College Foundation announces that scholarship applications are being accepted through March 1, 2021 for students who plan to attend ACC during the 2021/2022 academic year. The ACC Foundation offers 216 individually named scholarships and many scholarships offer multiple ...

Alpena Library to host tween book club

ALPENA — Alpena County Library will be hosting In BeTween Book Club: “The Sea in Winter” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. This virtual discussion is for ages 8 to 11, hosted by book club leader Sara. Tween readers ages 8 to 11 are invited to participate in this virtual ...

Michigan Library Quest now thru Feb. 14

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! An anonymous tip has come in that a thief will steal an iconic Michigan landmark on Valentine’s Day. We’re recruiting teenage private detectives to stop the heist! Use the clues to discover the identity of the thief, to prevent the crime, and enter for a ...

Upcoming virtual story times

Alpena County Library will be offering virtual Story Time with Ms. Mary on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. on Jan. 27 and Feb. 3.These sessions will be 30 minutes long and feature stories, movements, and fun for ages 2 to 5. Each Story Time will have a unique theme with coordinating crafts. The ...

They need to chill. Tips for turning seeds into trees

How exciting to think of a full-size tree locked up within each seed still clinging to the branches of sugar maples, hornbeams, oaks, sycamores and other trees at the end of summer. It was with such visions that I dropped an apple seed into some potting soil in an 8-inch clay flowerpot one ...

Banner gives to Boys & Girls Club

The Alpena Boys and Girls Club has received a food/activity grant from Banner Realty. The Club’s mission is “To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.” In celebration of 30 ...

ALL lineup includes a wide range of educational programs

The Association of Lifelong Learners has announced its programming for Jan. 11 through 15. Currently all programs are via Zoom livestream only. These programs are open to the public. Just send an email to ALL@Alpenacc.edu to receive Zoom connection information. Feel free to share this list ...

Model Railroaders to meet via Zoom

The National Model Railroad Association North Central Region Division 2 Monthly Zoom Meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16. Are you looking for a new hobby? Were you a model railroader in the past? Join this monthly Zoom meeting live online. This is a general meeting ...

Besser Museum extends Season of Light

The Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan has extended the Season of Light exhibit through Jan. 31. With the museum being closed for several weeks during this year’s Season of Light exhibit, with the canceling the annual opening reception, and with having limited visitor capacity per hour ...