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Making Christmas

ALPENA — The tangy smell of fresh-cut greens thick in the air, Jerry Kamysiak led the way through the half-bare storage rooms and vast empty spaces of the company he and his wife, Linda, created nearly 40 years ago. “About Sept. 1, this building is so full you can barely walk,” Kamysiak ...

Wolverine State Credit Union feeds local families for Thanksgiving

Wolverine State Credit Union helped feed more than 550 families in the Alpena area at the Feed the Need Pop Up Pantry held on Nov. 21. Wolverine was the sponsor for the event, held at East Campus. The Pop up Pantry is organized by the Feed the Need Alpena committee and the Food Bank of ...

AAACU hosts TBJH reality fair, donates to AHS Band Boosters

Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union (AAACU) recently hosted a Financial Reality Fair for more than 250 eighth grade students at Thunder Bay Junior High (TBJH). AAACU has partnered with TBJH for the last four years, providing this educational opportunity to teach students the importance of ...

Fifth-graders invited to enter MSP poster contest

The Michigan State Police (MSP) Missing Children’s Clearinghouse invites fifth grade students statewide to participate in the 2020 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest. The annual contest creates an opportunity to promote child safety while discussing the issue of missing and/or ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Kids get free breakfast with Santa on Sunday Children 12 and under will get free pancakes and drinks provided by Harrisville Harbor Grocery at Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Alcona Brew Haus in Harrisville. K of C buffet Sunday Alpena Knights of Columbus Council 529 at ...

Campus Corner

Roznowski graduates CMU Cassandra J. Roznowski of Alpena recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in family studies, with a concentration in child development. At Central, Roznowski had an internship at Anishnaabeg Child and Family Services ...

Tree of Shining Light fundraiser honors veterans

The Hillman VFW 2356 Auxiliary Relief Fundraiser “Tree of Shining Lights” will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 19. Veteran Mick McIntire will be lighting the tree for the program. Purchase your light in memory of or in honor of your chosen veteran prior to Dec. 16. Purchase a light bulb for $5 or a ...

‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ screening to benefit Hospice Tuesday

ALPENA — The exclusive Alpena screening of “Jumanji: The Next Level” will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at AMC State Theater, days before the national release of the film on Friday, Dec. 13. The event is one of four screenings Hospice of Michigan is hosting around the state before the nationwide ...

Death Cafe offers a safe space to discuss the inevitable

Talking openly about death helps us lead more meaningful lives, organizers of Death Cafe say. Being able to release fears into a safe space allows one to accept the inevitable: We are all going to die one day. A local artist and business owner, Brian Schorn, is bringing this concept to ...

Worldwide candle lighting service Sunday

A Worldwide Candle Lighting service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church, 119 W. Dunbar St., Alpena, sponsored by Remembering Our Children (R.O.C.), a grief support group for families that have lost a child of any age. Feel free to bring a picture or special remembrance of ...

Fine Art reception Friday

ALPENA — Artwork that Alpena Community College Fine Arts students completed over the course of the fall semester will be on display Friday for the public to view. Visit the Joynton Fine Arts Center at the college for An Evening of the Arts from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday to view the artwork. The ...

The joy of singing lasts all year

“Those who wish to sing, always find a song.” — Swedish proverb. The Detroit Tigers home opener is 116 days away — during the seventh inning stretch a 40,000-voice chorus, will burst into song, “Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd, buy me some peanuts, and ...

Anita Harmon book events to benefit humane society

She wrote and illustrated the book for her grandkids, but she hopes to sell enough copies to give proceeds to the Huron Humane Society. Anita Harmon will have two book signings this week, offering copies of her colorful children’s book “SAM: Sweet Adorable Mutt,” about the beloved dog ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Art in the Loft reception today, classes Sunday Art in the Loft will host an artist reception at 6 p.m. today for “Winterview 2019,” juried art exhibit on display through March 7. Then on Sunday, Cookie Decorating with Cookies by Hannah, for ages 13 and up, is offered in two sessions, ...

Hillman VFW 2356 Post/Auxiliary awards student essay winners

The winners of the Hillman VFW 2356 Post and Auxiliary essay contests were honored recently. The Patriot Pen winners were: Autumn Lis in first place, Ellah DuBuque in second place, and Jozlyn Edwards in third place. The Voice of Democracy winners were: Kera Nichols in first place, Sierra ...

Christmas Cantata for Friends Together

A talented group of area singers has been diligently rehearsing for the past six weeks, preparing to present a benefit cantata at Rogers City’s Peace Lutheran Church on Sunday. The 3 p.m. presentation, “Let the Whole World Sing,” will also feature selected soloists, Peace Bell Choir, and ...

Free rides with Santa in Hillman

Come see Sparky and Chiefy the Reindeer and Ride with Santa from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Patchwood Plaza in Hillman. This free event is sponsored by the Hillman Area Chamber of Commerce, A-1 Party Store, Hillman Self Storage, Patchwood, and 4 C’s Wagons. There will be ...

Blizzard of Books thru Dec. 11

Friends of the Alpena County Library are sponsoring the annual Blizzard of Books for children newborn through 17 years old, now through Dec. 11. Help wrap the books at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the library, 211 N. 1st Ave. Books will be included in the Salvation Army Christmas baskets.

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Founders Book Club meets Thurs. The Founders Society of the Besser Museum Book Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the 19th Hole to discuss “Unbroken Threads” by Jennifer Klepper. You don’t have to be a Founder to attend. Carole & Company music Thurs. Alpena Senior Citizens ...