Lifestyles

River Rats kids programs at Island Park

Summer River Rats outdoor education program continues today at Duck Park in Alpena. Programs are from 11 a.m. to noon today, and Tuesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 25. All programs are free and open to elementary students, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Today’s ...

Lions install board, welcome new member

Courtesy Photos The Alpena Lions held a special evening dinner on July 2 for the installation of the new board and to welcome a new member. Pictured above is newly inducted member Juanita Lillie in center. At left is Past District Governor Barb Durflinger, and at Lillie’s right is her ...

Brown Trout Festival film tonight

Courtesy Photo “Big Brownie: The O’fish’al Story” is playing tonight at Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. Learn about the 40-year run of the Michigan Brown Trout Festival in the Sanctuary Cinema Series.

Presque Isle Home and Garden Tour on Saturday

The Rogers City Women’s Civic League and Presque Isle County Historical Museum have released a list of the properties that will be included on their 2019 Home and Garden Tour that will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. For $10 apiece, participants will tour five homes, an inn, the ...

Galloway to sign books at Olivet

Author Tedd Galloway will be signing books at Olivet Book and Gift from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. He will then travel to Harrisville for another book signing from 2 to 4 p.m. at Alcona County Library. His new novel, “Encounter at River’s Edge,” was recently released by Evergreen Press. ...

Who are these WATZ staff members?

Courtesy Photos North East Michigan Genealogical Society members are seeking help from the public in identifying these photos taken by Milo Burston in November 1971. These four photos are of people who used to work at WATZ many years ago, when WATZ was out on Radio Hill, where Walmart stands ...

Get your arts and crafts on at the 43rd Annual Art on the Bay

ALPENA — Now in its 43rd year, Art on the Bay will bring more than 130 artists from near and far to share their talents with the Alpena community. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Bayview Park. As of Thursday, more than 130 vendors ...

Blooming beauty

News Photos by Julie Goldberg Two gardens are being featured in July by Alpena Garden Club in the “You’ve Been Bloomed” program, which recognizes outstanding gardens around town. Pictured above is a corner garden at 505 1st Ave., and below is MediLodge’s garden at 301 Long Rapids ...

‘Everything but a giveaway’

ALPENA — Thirty years ago, a small group of parishioners with First Congregational United Church of Christ began discussions as to how they would start their first Habitat for Humanity project. Max Lindsay was among that group. Lindsay said the Rev. Bob Case, who was pastor of the ...

Dragonfly Art Gallery featuring three artists this month

Dragonfly Art Gallery in Harrisville is featuring three artists this month. July Artist of the Month is gallery member Bill Kehoe. Visiting artists for July are Cindy Schwedler and Sisty Behmer. A reception for Kehoe and Schwedler will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at the ...

Area students earn medical scholarships

ALPENA — MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena leadership and board members recently presented scholarships to four Alpena area students pursuing careers in medicine. Sheldon Elkie, Kalene Krisan, Amy Northrup and Jameson Robarge received MidMichigan Health Foundation’s Development Council ...

A spin for the win

Courtesy Photo Local author Dan Markowski, above left, won the Alpena Writers’ Group’s second Untold Story Fan Fiction Contest. From the submitted stories, Markowski won first place with a tale inspired by the classic, “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Brendan Dowd, pictured ...

Smart Driver course offered

The Region 9 Area Agency on Aging will host an 8-hour AARP Smart Driver course from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. The course will be at the NEMCSA Annex building at 2560 U.S.-23 South in Alpena. The fee for the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Class participants must ...

Alpena Bridge Club winners noted

Alpena Duplicate Bridge Club winners this week were Deanna Brege and Gayle Nowak in first place, Jackie Kennedy and Loretta Reynolds in second place, and Dale Middleditch and Mark Wolshon in third place. The group meets at 12:45 p.m. Mondays at First United Methodist Church in Alpena. Call ...

Harrisville Brunch at the Harbor features fresh local food Saturday

HARRISVILLE ­— Get in line early to Taste the Local Difference at Harrisville’s second annual Brunch at the Harbor from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Last year, the event sold out in 75 minutes. This year, they’ve doubled up on locally-sourced ingredients to be sure there are enough ...

Leaky Tikis beach tunes at Bandshell

Courtesy Photo Travel to an island paradise without leaving town Saturday, with The Leaky Tikis free concert at the Alpena Bandshell. The Jimmy Buffett tribute band will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of True North Radio Network’s Summer Concerts in the Park.

Anneliese Mathia featured artist, reception tonight at TBAC Gallery

Thunder Bay Arts and TBAC Gallery present Anneliese Mathia as their featured artist for July and August. An open house in her honor will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. tonight at the TBAC Office/Gallery at 127 W. Chisholm St., Alpena. Mathia is a young artist currently living in the Alpena area. ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Great Junque Hunt today and Saturday Harrisville’s Great Junque Hunt is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday. The two-day market under the big tent at the Harrisville Harbor will feature vintage, antiques and repurposed finds, sponsored by the Harrisville Arts Council. For more ...

GMA July 19

The Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce will host its next Good Morning Alpena breakfast Friday, July 19, at Art in the Loft. The theme of this program is Local Source: Harvesting Alpena. Following breakfast, the program will feature information designed to get products and services out beyond ...

‘Mamma Mia!’ this weekend at TBT – almost sold out

ALPENA — “Here I go again!” That song is ready to get into your head once again, along with all the other upbeat tunes that accompany it. “Mamma Mia! in Concert” is playing for one weekend only at Thunder Bay Theatre, and an extra show has just been added because tickets are selling ...