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Presque Isle District Library earns Community Impact grant

ROGERS CITY — The Presque Isle District Library is the recipient of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan, Community Impact grant for $1,500 to support this year’s Summer Reading Program. The funding will be used to cover expenses to bring in three guest performances at the ...

ALL programs: Stimulus, ‘Bully Pulpit,’ Moveable Feast, and more

ALPENA — Next week’s programs from the Association of Lifelong Learners have been announced. Currently, most programs are via Zoom livestream. 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 ...

United Way accepting applications for 2022 funding

The United Way of Northeast Michigan is currently accepting applications for 2022 funding. Eligibility guidelines are as follows: ¯ Agencies/organizations must be nonprofit and have a 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. ¯ Agencies/organizations must provide human service programs/projects. ...

What to do with those memorable (or not so memorable) items

A scrapbook I made of when the University of Nebraska won the football national championship in 1970-71, a plate with a photo of a church in Nebraska, a bright colored tie I made for my dad in the ’70s, my book of tips when I was a waitress in the ’70s, my childhood bath towel with my name ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

VFW to nominate/elect officers April 13 This is an important notice to all VFW 2496 Post and Auxiliary members. This is a reminder that at 6 p.m. on April 13, there will be nominations and election of officers for the upcoming 2021-2022 year. Please plan to attend if you are interested in ...

Madden learns from global travels with Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity has allowed this volunteer a chance to travel the world, make new friends, and, most importantly, to help others. Sue Madden, who lives on Black Lake, near Onaway, has participated in Habitat for Humanity builds in Hawaii, Portugal and Malawi, Africa. Her first project ...

Alcona library changes April events

HARRISVILLE — The Alcona County Library has made a couple of changes to its events this month. On Monday, April 12, pick up your Teen DIY Kit (ages 12 to18) at the Alcona County Library in Harrisville. April’s kit is Blackout Poetry. Students may pick up their kits at the main office of ...

Hunters Harvest holds drawing, donates to SNAP, NEMROC

Hunters Harvest for Charity had its first Big Buck drawing on Feb. 26. Drawing the winners was Dylan Wallace, with The Wallace Firm, P.C., and Mark Boyk, with Hunters Harvest. Present for the drawing were Marty Skiba, Jim Wils, Gene Boyk, all with Hunters Harvest, Dylan Wallace with The ...

Brush Creek Mill to add second-floor museum

HILLMAN — Brush Creek Mill recently received a $1,500 Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan. The money will be used to create a second-floor museum, according to the Mill’s Early Spring newsletter. “We will be filling it with the Mill collections ...

Peter Cottontail visits Alpena

Courtesy Photo The Alpena City Fire Department, along with Sparky the Fire Dog, invited Peter Cottontail down to the station to spread joy to the residents and brighten their Easter.

Community artwork still on display at Besser Museum

ALPENA ­— Visitors to the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan can still enjoy the “New Beginnings” non-juried art exhibit this week. After the museum closed for two weeks due to COVID-19 exposure, museum director Chris Witulski said the exhibit has been extended to April 9. The ...

From sparks to art: Scrap metal artist talks shop

ONAWAY — It may look like a washing machine leg, but he sees an airplane. A refrigerator rack? No, those are giant mosquito wings. And that gas can is obviously the body of a large bumblebee. When Marvin Dean sets his eyes on scrap metal pieces, he knows what they will become right away. He ...

Of spring and April showers

The jagged seam stitching along the edge of the pillow has loosened. It won’t be long now before stuffing will begin to fall, in increasingly larger chunks of duff, twisting and turning in its tumbling, landing softly on the hardwood floor so dusty after a long, cold winter’s time. Such ...

ACL teen book club coming up

ALPENA — Readers ages 12 to 18 are invited to sign up for the upcoming April Teen Book Club featuring “The Weight of Our Sky,” by Hanna Alkaf. Two to three weeks before the book club meeting, registered participants will be contacted via email to pick up their “The Weight of Our ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Chicken dinner at American Legion April 10 A chicken dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 at The American Legion Hall, 1316 M-32 West in Alpena. The menu includes baked and barbecue chicken, potatoes, dressing, green bean casserole, corn, dinner rolls and a dessert ...

Vaccines, respect and understanding

“Civilization is hideously fragile in that there is not much between us and the horrors underneath, just a coat of varnish.” — Charles Percy Snow, British chemist, novelist, civil servant, (1905-1980). Fifty years ago, James A. Lovell, Commander of the Apollo 13, messaged, “Ah, ...

Girl Scouts make stress hearts for cancer patients

Courtesy Photos Girl Scouts of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena recently donated some homemade stress hearts to the Cancer Center patients. The Scouts leading the creating of the stress hearts were Lucy Duthler, Harper Woolman and Kenna Mousseau. Mentors for the younger Scouts were Samantha ...