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Golden promoted in Iosco County

Courtesy Photo Brian Golden was recently promoted to captain for the Iosco County Sheriff’s Office. Pictured from left to right are Sheriff Scott D. Frank and Captain Brian Golden. “I am proud to announce the promotion of Brian Golden,” Sheriff Frank said in a press release. “Please ...

Free yourself from self-limiting beliefs

I enjoy reading. I don’t stick to a certain genre, though I have some favorites. I read at least three books at any given time. One on my Kindle, one in tangible book form, and the third I read by listening. Each medium fits a different part of my life. Because of the different manner each ...

Legacy Foundation gives $1,000 to Sunrise Community Food Pantry

ALPENA — First Federal of Northern Michigan Legacy Foundation recently presented a $1,000 check to Sunrise Community Food Pantry as one of their first quarter grant recipients. The $1,000 will be used to replenish the food pantry’s food inventory so that they can continue to provide for ...

LWV virtual town hall about redistricting

The League of Women Voters of Northeast Michigan is holding a town hall event to educate Michigan voters on the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission’s process in drawing new legislative and congressional maps as part of its National Day of Action on redistricting. The virtual town ...

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Beach cleanup Saturday at Negwegon A beach cleanup will start at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Negwegon State Park in Ossineke, sponsored by Great Lakes Great Responsibility and North & Company Realtors. Bring your own bag for trash and debris. Please follow social distancing guidelines while ...

FFNM Legacy Foundation gives $1,500 to Partners in Prevention

ALPENA — First Federal of Northern Michigan Legacy Foundation recently presented a $1,500 check to Northeast Michigan Community Partnership, Inc. (Partners in Prevention) as one of their first quarter grant recipients. The $1,500 will be used toward Applied Suicide Intervention Skills ...

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disease. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, treatment options are available, such as medication and surgery to manage PD symptoms. Parkinson’s ...

Beautifying the museum grounds

Courtesy Photo Museum Garden Club volunteers helped clean up the garden beds, put down mulch and clean up the front lawn Saturday at Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan in Alpena. The individuals who came to help were: Marilyn and Jon Bloomberg, John Grochowski, Lori Rochefort, Roger ...

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Erickson to be honored for GLLMM service A special presentation and brief ceremony for David Erickson will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Orchard Manor, 5555 E. Metz Hwy. in Posen, where Erickson now resides. Erickson, a survivor of the Cedarville shipwreck, was the dedicated director of ...

April showers bring rainbows

After it poured on Friday, a double rainbow emerged over Northeast Michigan. Here are some photos of the rainbow from area locations.

Next week’s ALL programs: Books and ‘can’t miss’ movies

ALPENA — Programs from the Association of Lifelong Learners for April 19 to 24 have been announced. These programs are open to the public. Just send an email to ALL@Alpenacc.edu to receive Zoom connection information. In person: Book Lover’s Gathering Join other readers at 1:30 p.m. ...

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Model railroad Zoom meeting Saturday The monthly meeting of the National Model Railroad Association North Central Region Division 2 will be held online via Zoom from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Are you looking for a new Hobby? Were you a model railroader in the past? Join this monthly ...

‘Heart Gallery’ adoption exhibit open at Besser Museum

ALPENA ­— “Michigan Heart Gallery” will likely pull at the heartstrings of visitors to Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan. The exhibit opens today and will be on display all month. “The ‘Heart Gallery’ is a traveling exhibit that we are fortunate to bring here to Alpena to ...

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

ALPENA — The Alpena and Presque Isle Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Team recognizes the importance of community-based support for all children and families during National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. The theme of this year’s awareness and impact campaign is “Growing a ...

The White House sends Easter eggs to Alcona Health Center

ALPENA — Alcona Health Center in Alpena recently received the honor of 800 Easter eggs from The White House. The commemorative wooden Easter eggs were distributed to select health care centers throughout the country, since this year’s annual White House Easter Egg Roll was canceled ...

Unbreakable bonds: Residents share what they love about their unique pets

ALPENA — Dogs and cats are the pet of choice for many people wanting to add an animal to their family, but there are many people who choose to have more unique pets, such as lizards, snakes, turtles, and spiders. It is a growing trend, one local pet store owner in Alpena said. People who ...

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Comedian at APlex tonight Comedian Pat Godwin will perform tonight at the APlex in Alpena. Doors open at 6 p.m. with music by Tim St. John. The comedy show starts at 7 p.m. Concessions and a cash bar will be available, and a 50/50 drawing will be held. Admission is $5 per person, and ...

Campus Corner: Locals earn Alma College degrees

ALMA — The Alma College Registrar’s Office is pleased to announce the following students have completed the requirements for their respective degrees during 2020. Several students also earned graduation honors, awarded in three levels, recognizing outstanding academic achievement. The ...

Help monitor reptiles and amphibians in MI

Now that warm temperatures are back, reptiles and amphibians are out and about — if you look around, you might be able to spot them. Perhaps you’ve heard spring peepers or wood frogs calling. Or maybe you’ve seen a garter snake slip through sprouting blades of grass. If you see any ...