Lifestyles

Gourgeous gourds at AGC meeting

The August meeting of the Alpena Garden Club was held Aug. 5 at the 19th Hole. After a delicious luncheon, Jacinta called the meeting to order. Birthdays were acknowledged. Marilyn Bloomberg gave the five-minute talk on health and diet benefits of gardening. Linda Sansom, last year’s ...

Island Park weed pull Tuesday morning

The Ninth Annual Weed Pull on Island Park is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Members of the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary invite volunteers of all ages to visit Island Park at Duck Park to help remove an invasive plant, Spotted Knapweed. This plant is harmful to other plants growing on ...

Pleasant plantings

Courtesy Photo The ACC Planters’ flowers are in full bloom along the Johnson Street corridor.

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Options Pregnancy Center banquet set Tickets for Options Pregnancy Center’s Night of Light are available at Olivet Book and Gift. The banquet, featuring keynote speaker Alan Keyes, is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. There is an opportunity to buy a table of eight with your friends and ...

Teacher at Sea: Working with Sharks! at GLMHC Wednesday

Learn about sharks Wednesday at Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center with the next installment in the Sanctuary Lecture Series: NOAA Teacher at Sea: Working with Sharks! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for this free presentation, which begins at 7 p.m. at GLMHC, 500 West Fletcher St. in ...

‘Lake Invaders: The Fight for Lake Huron’ Aug. 22

Next up in the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center’s Sanctuary Cinema Series is “Lake Invaders: The Fight for Lake Huron,” playing on Thursday, Aug. 22. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the film starts at 7 p.m., free and open to the public, at Great Lakes Martime Heritage Center, 500 W. ...

Ridgestock 2019 at Bolton Ridge Aug. 16-17

The 50th Anniversary of Woodstock is the theme of Ridgestock 2019, to be held Aug. 16 and 17 at Bolton Ridge Bar & Grill, 9101 S. Bolton Rd., Posen. The event will be full of peace, love and music, will H-Bone Groove from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday. Then on Saturday, Aug. 17, ...

34th Badder reunion held at Hubbard Lake Lions Park

Descendents of Soloman and Eliza Badder gathered on the last Saturday in July at the Lion’s Club Park in Hubbard Lake for their 34th annual Badder family reunion. The weather was great, and the food, as always, delicious and plentiful. There were approximately 65 people in attendance. ...

Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics

The Alpena Community Run for Special Olympics Michigan Law Enforcement Torch Run will be on Monday, Sept. 9. The two-mile run will begin at Alpena Police Department with registration starting at 4 p.m. and the run kicking off at 4:30 p.m. The route will be down Chisholm Street to State Street ...

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TBAC rehearsals start Sept. 23 The Thunder Bay Arts Chorus, founded in 1987, will begin weekly fall rehearsals at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 201 S. 2nd Ave. in Alpena. The annual fall workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on ...

A new Miss Posen to be crowned tonight at Posen High School

Miss Posen 2018, Faith Romel, will crown her successor at the 2019 Miss Posen Pageant tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Posen High School. Five young ladies are competing for the title of Miss Posen to reign over the 68th Annual Posen Potato Festival to be held September 6 through 8. Alexis May, 15, is ...

NEMROC CEO Szydlowski earns national excellence award

Dave Szydlowski, CEO of NEMROC, was recently resented the NCSE Management Excellence award during the SourceAmerica National Training Conference in Anaheim, Calif. SourceAmerica is a national organization that represents community rehabilitation programs across the country. ...

Rev up your engines this weekend for the Thunder Bay Car Show

Classic cars will be roaring through town this weekend for the Thunder Bay Car Show, hosted by Ramblin’ Rods Car Club. Tonight is the Ripley Big Boy Cruise Night, starting at 4 p.m. On Saturday, registration for the car show starts at 8 a.m. Meet at Starlite Beach Pavilion to register ...

Rod Stewart/Bryan Adams Tribute Saturday at Bayview

This Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy the last concert in True North Radio Network’s Summer Concerts in the Park, with A Tribute to Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart, featuring Doug Varty. This band plays a tribute to Bryan Adams for one set, and Rod Stewart for another set. This is the second ...

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Leer Heritage Day is Saturday Leer Lutheran Church will host Leer Heritage Day Saturday. The museum will be open from 1 to 6 p.m., and the program, It Started on KVISLA: Building the Community of Leer, will begin at 2 p.m. A multi-item auction will be from 2 to 5 p.m., and a picnic lunch ...

Carnival fun at the APlex

News Photos by Darby Hinkley Hundreds of children enjoyed many games, activities, snacks and bouncy houses on Wednesday at Alpena County Library’s Summer Book Club Carnival, wrapping up “A Universe of Stories” reading program. At least 460 children participated in this summer’s ...

What are you saving that stuff for?

What “stuff” do you have in your home that you can’t part with? What “stuff” do you have where you live that has not seen the light of day for years? What “stuff” do you think you need to save but you don’t really want to? What “stuff” do you have stored because you don’t ...

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RCCT’s ‘The Lion King, Jr.’ starts tonight Rogers City Community Theatre’s summer youth production, “The Lion King, Jr.,” starts tonight and runs through Sunday. Tonight through Saturday, shows are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday’s performance is at 2 p.m. The cast for “The Lion ...

Two artists featured this month at Dragonfly Art Gallery

Editor’s note: This article is being run today because last week’s article had transposed the biographical information and left much of it out. The information here has been corrected to properly credit the artists. Two artists are being featured in August at Dragonfly Art Gallery in ...

Libraries stay committed to learning through books, technology

“All the heroes had crew cuts, platinum-blonde wives and drove Corvettes. The media was devoted to this cult of innocence.” — Rinker Buck, “Flight of Passage: A True Story” Many learned to read using the Dick and Jane reading primer, “Look up, Baby. Look up and see Dick. See ...