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Lifestyles

Banner gives to Boys & Girls Club

The Alpena Boys and Girls Club has received a food/activity grant from Banner Realty. The Club’s mission is “To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.” In celebration of 30 ...

ALL lineup includes a wide range of educational programs

The Association of Lifelong Learners has announced its programming for Jan. 11 through 15. Currently all programs are via Zoom livestream only. 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 ...

Model Railroaders to meet via Zoom

The National Model Railroad Association North Central Region Division 2 Monthly Zoom Meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16. Are you looking for a new hobby? Were you a model railroader in the past? Join this monthly Zoom meeting live online. This is a general meeting ...

Besser Museum extends Season of Light

The Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan has extended the Season of Light exhibit through Jan. 31. With the museum being closed for several weeks during this year’s Season of Light exhibit, with the canceling the annual opening reception, and with having limited visitor capacity per hour ...

MSU Ext. offers online pest/crop mgmt. update

MSU Extension is offering the online program, “UP/Northern Michigan Virtual Pest and Crop Management Update 2021” on Jan. 15. The online educational program for farmers will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Jan. 15. This program is planned for farmers raising grain and forage ...

MLK Jr. Day events coming up

ALPENA ­— Several race-related events are scheduled for the next few weeks centering around Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Wednesday: MLK Jr. discussion on race The MLK Jr. sponsored discussion on race has been rescheduled to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, via Zoom. This session will ...

Women invited to hear inspiration at New Life

All women and young women are warmly invited to an evening out with guest speaker Charmaine Creamer from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at New Life Christian Fellowship, 317 S. Ripley Blvd., Alpena. Charmaine will share a powerful, life-changing message from Psalm 23. “We are ...

Hillman VFW Auxiliary holds first meeting of 2021

The first meeting of the year for the Hillman VFW Auxiliary #2356 was attended very well for these tough times, with 13 in attendance. All chairmanships were reported on and appropriate action taken. A discussion was held in regard to the Awards Banquet for Patriot Pen, Voice of ...

FFNM Legacy Foundation grants $2,000 to TBAC

ALPENA — First Federal of Northern Michigan (FFNM) Legacy Foundation presented a $2,000 grant to Thunder Bay Arts Council, Inc. (TBAC) as one of their fourth quarter grant recipients. The $2,000 will be used toward the creation and installation of “The River Intertwined” sculpture at ...

Film fest rich in educational value

“If you’re hyper-focused, you can punch above your waist.” — Brett Howell, founder, Howell Conservation Fund. Learning was once referred as the 3 R’s, reading, writing and arithmetic — today the emphasis is on STEM, science, technology. engineering, and mathematics. Fields of ...

FFNM Legacy Foundation awards $465 to Partners in Prevention

ALPENA — First Federal of Northern Michigan (FFNM) Legacy Foundation presented a $465 grant to Northeast Michigan Community Partnership, Inc. (Partners in Prevention) as one of their fourth quarter grant recipients. The $465 will be used toward the purchase of virtual learning software and ...

Inner Space to Outer Space Jan. 14

ALPENA — Inner Space to Outer Space is a program hosted by the Alpena County Library in conjunction with Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14. Inner Space to Outer Space: The Great Lakes’ Contribution to Space Exploration & Research will be offered as a ...

Building healthy habits key to keeping on track in 2021

ALPENA — Setting goals is a good thing, but having a plan to reach them is the only way to succeed. That’s why creating healthy habits is the key to keeping your New Year’s resolutions, according to Bay Athletic Club staff members, who coach members about healthy eating and fitness ...

BAC celebrating 15 years; virtual fitness gala Jan. 16

ALPENA — Bay Athletic Club is celebrating 15 years. Despite the pandemic limiting in-person gatherings, the show must go on! BAC has celebrated its members on stages for more than a decade. “We love shining a bright light on their stories, their transformations and their ...

Emergency funds awarded to Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency

Alpena, Alcona and Montmorency counties have been awarded funds under Phase 38 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). Congress has appropriated $125 million to supplement and expand emergency food and shelter programs. The National Board has included a reallocation of $15 million ...

Talking is Teaching program Jan. 19

ALPENA ­— A Talking is Teaching workshop for parents and caregivers is being offered online at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19. This program is hosted by the Alpena County Library and AMA ESD’s Great Start Collaborative. Join via Zoom for a one-hour early literacy information session for ...

CFNEM announces 2021 scholarships

ALPENA — The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is accepting applications for its 2021 competitive scholarship season. Current and former graduates of high schools in the counties of Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle are invited to apply. Scholarship opportunities ...

Hunters Harvest helps Toys for Kids

Courtesy Photo Hunters Harvest for Charity recently gave a check to the Vietnam Veterans Toys for Kids program in Alpena. Representing Hunters Harvest for Charity are Marty Skiba and Harold Wilson. Accepting the check in the center is Wayne Trapp from the Vietnam Vets.