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Free coneflowers available on Tuesday

Courtesy Photo Free purple coneflowers will be available between 4 and 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Rain Garden at Water Tower Park on Ninth Avenue in Alpena. The Rain Garden has become overgrown with so many pretty purple coneflowers and some plants need to go. The plants are large and healthy. ...

Susan Lane Foundation reading Oct. 12

On Saturday, Oct.12, Susan Lane Foundation will welcome award-winning writers from around Michigan to Alpena for the sixth installment of north45east reading at Art in the Loft from 5 to 7 p.m. The nonprofit has chosen Art in the Loft year after year for its smooth ambiance, central location ...

A day in the life of your Alpena News

ALPENA — In the dark, tiny hours of the morning, vehicles line the curb outside the newspaper building in downtown Alpena. In the coordinated chaos of the mailroom, head-high stacks of papers wait to be hauled into the darkness, ready to be read over morning coffee. Every day is a story at ...

30 Days of Peace continues with Peace Concert and more

ALPENA — The 13th Annual 30 Days of Peace wraps up at the end of next week, but there are still many upcoming events to enjoy this weekend and beyond. Today is the deadline for the Student Peace Contest entries, which will be displayed at the Alpena Mall next week. Tonight, the St. Paul ...

Alpena Life Chain takes a stand Sunday

Life is worth standing up for. So say the organizers of Alpena’s Life Chain, an annual event inviting area residents to get to their feet to show their support for mothers and unborn children. The Life Chain event, in coordination with similar events held simultaneously all across the ...

Zonta Walk for Women is Saturday

Courtesy Photo The 13th Annual Zonta Walk for Women Breast Cancer Awareness Walk & 5K Run is Saturday starting at Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. Pictured are Alpena Community College Nursing Students and instructors who will be providing volunteer support for this annual event. ...

Celebrating and Sharing Dinner Oct. 13

ALPENA — This menu includes a hot homestyle meal, auctions, prizes, raffles, and raising money to help feed kids and protect women. The ELCA Lutherans of St. Paul Lutheran and Grace Lutheran of Alpena invite the public to join them at the Community Celebrating and Sharing Dinner on Sunday, ...

Soloist Karen Albert to perform with Alpena Symphony Orchestra Saturday

The Alpena Symphony Orchestra welcomes mezzo-soprano Karen Albert of Grand Rapids to join them in performing their “Autumn Dreaming” concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Word of Life Baptist Church in Alpena. This concert will feature a performance of the work “Raspberry Island Dreaming” by ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Mom 2 Mom sale Sat. Alpena MOPS Mom 2 Mom Sale is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Word of Life Baptist Church. Call 231-398-8352. Ham radio swap at mall Thunder Bay Amateur Radio Club’s 6th Annual Swap Meet is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Alpena Mall. Call Dick at 989-358-6621 or visit ...

‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ return to Thunder Bay Theatre

This cast might be small, but their dreams are big! The girls are back, and ready to graduate in “The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns,” opening Friday night at Thunder Bay Theatre. Get ready for an exuberant ride back to the 50s and 60s, where soda pop shops hopped, and ...

Gospel singers at Trinity Episcopal Friday

Courtesy Photo The St. Paul Episcopal Church Gospel Choir of Flint will perform at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 124 E. Washington Ave., Alpena. The choir has been under the direction of Master Rafeal D. McDaniel for the last 10 years, although it has been singing for more than 30 years ...

Randy and Marli concert Friday at Lachine church

Christian singers and speakers Randy and Marli Brown will perform a concert at 6 p.m. on Friday at Lachine Community Church of Christ, 12990 Atkinson Road (M-65 North) in Lachine. A potluck meal begins at 5 p.m. prior to the concert. The public is welcome, and free will donations will be ...

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Hillman VFW meeting tonight The Hillman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2356 will meet at 6 p.m. tonight for its regular monthly meeting. The VFW had 13 members present at its Sept. 5 meeting, where the group discussed the success of the V-J Day celebration held on Aug. 10. Friday night ...

Teddy Petty at APlex for Plaza Pool

Courtesy Photo Tom Petty tribute band Teddy Petty and the Refugees will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the APlex for the Alpena Plaza Pool Annual Fundraiser. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and opening entertainment will be by Randy Bouchard starting at 6 p.m. Also offered are a cash bar, ...

Teddy Bear Picnic by ACC nursing students

The Student Nurses Association at Alpena Community College will be hosting a Teddy Bear Picnic at Bay View Park in Alpena from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday. This event gives children an opportunity to learn how to take care of their teddy bear while also learning about basic medical care and ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

ALL events this week Association of Lifelong Learners classes offered in addition to regular weekly programming are listed below. Unless otherwise noted, courses are at Alpena Community College’s M. Briggs Center. To register, call 989-358-7207. ¯ Today: Miniature horse training with ...

Alpena Garden Club spotlight

News Photos by Darby Hinkley The above garden at 1073 Fulton St. in Alpena is one of two recognized in September in the Alpena Garden Club’s “You’ve Been Bloomed” program. The second featured garden is seen below at 1221 11th Ave.

Does this man in uniform look familiar?

Courtesy Photo The Northeast MI Genealogical Society continues to work on the negatives of Milo Burston, a former member of the Society. The negative shown is unidentified and the society is asking if anyone can identify the person in the photo. He appears to be in Navy uniform. If you can ...

Suicide prevention trainings coming up

While September is National Suicide Prevention Month, several community organizations are offering suicide prevention services in October. Abundant Life Christian Guidance trainings According to the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, people who struggle with thoughts of ...