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VFW Post 2496 Auxiliary hears updates at October meeting

The regular meeting of the VFW Post 2496 Auxiliary was presided over by President Darryl McQuarrie 6 p.m. on Oct. 13 with 16 members attending. The secretary and treasurer reports were given and approved. Tammy presented the bingo reports from the last three months and made a donation. ...

Road Commission duties extend beyond highway repair

ALPENA — When people think about the Alpena County Road Commission, they probably picture employees plowing snow, spreading salt, or filling potholes. The crews do much more than that, tackling all different types of projects year-round, and it takes a total team effort to make sure the ...

TCF Bank donates $25K to NEMCSA

Thanks to TCF’s $25,000 donation to Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency, more individuals will be given the services tools they need to succeed. NEMCSA’s Healthy Home Program (HHP) is intended to assess the health and safety of the people’s homes and to encourage and implement a ...

Building assessment program Oct. 27

Building Assessment 101, hosted by Alpena County Library Special Collections Librarian Don LaBarre, will be a virtual presentation from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Join the library and the Michigan Historic Preservation Network for this free, Zoom workshop intended for people who are ...

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Scarecrow Village open today, Sunday and next weekend Visitors walking through the doors of Scarecrow Village Haunted Ridge will take a self-guided tour through the many creepy new sets and scenery of the macabre coupled with audio sounds and stories. The Ridge is now geared for families ...

Hope Shores observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Hope Shores Alliance is asking our community to share in honoring this October as the 32nd National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Per the CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey’s 2010 summary report, on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused ...

Scarecrow Village Haunted Ridge open this and next weekend

Visitors walking through the doors of Scarecrow Village Haunted Ridge will take a self-guided tour through the many creepy new sets and scenery of the macabre coupled with audio sounds and stories. Scarecrow Village Haunted Ridge is now geared for families and is running daytime hours. Even ...

Youngsters enjoy skeet shooting

Courtesy Photo On Aug. 22, the Alpena Longbeards and the Alpena Sportsmen’s Club hosted a kids’ day skeet shoot at the Sportsmen’s Club. Thirteen youngsters participated in shooting, with parents present. Lunch was served and all children drew tickets for prizes. Pictured at right are ...

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Family Fun Run at Plaza Pool On Fridays, today and Oct. 23 and 30, families can swim for free from 6 to 8 p.m. at Alpena County Plaza Pool, located at Alpena High School. If your hair is longer than 2 inches, you must wear a swim cap if you go under water. Children under the age of 8 must ...

‘Old Newsboys’ paper fundraiser starts Friday

News Photo by Darby Hinkley On Friday, the Alpena Lions Club, in concert with The Alpena News and Salvation Army, will be holding the “Old Newsboys” fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Perch’s IGA and the former Habitat for Humanity site at Chisholm and 5th Avenue. Spoof papers have ...

Flannel Fun Night downtown Oct. 22

ALPENA — ​The Alpena Downtown Development Authority has partnered with downtown merchants to host Flannel Fun Night from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22. Wear your favorite flannel and bring your friends downtown for a cozy fall night of shopping with the wonderful merchants of downtown. ...

Have you prioritized your loves lately?

Recently, I was introduced to some of the writings of St. Augustine, a North African early Christian theologian and philosopher. As I became more aware of this man’s writings and teachings I learned he greatly influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. Here ...

Drench yourself in Art in the Loft’s ‘H2O’ exhibit

ALPENA — You won’t need a life jacket to experience this juried art exhibit, but you will be surrounded by water. And you will need a mask. Art in the Loft’s fifth annual juried art exhibit, “H2O,” features 89 pieces from 47 artists, all with the theme of water. From sunsets over ...

‘Lucky Johnny’ Milroy, 95, reflects on life in second book

John Robert Milroy came out of World War II combat unscathed and went on to lead a productive, successful and healthy life. But certainly not a boring one. Milroy wrote his first book over a decade ago, called “Milroy Was There.” It focused on his experiences in L Company, 376th Regiment, ...

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Shoe Palooza offering free sneakers for kids Does your child need a new pair of sneakers? The AMA Great Start Collaborative, United Way, Kiwanis, and Hunters Harvest are partnering in a shoe drive for children in need ages 3 to 12 throughout Alpena, Montmorency and Alcona counties. Contact ...

Royalty crowned

Courtesy Photo The Alpena High School Homecoming King and Queen were crowned on Oct. 2 and honored at halftime of the Alpena vs. Gaylord football game that night. Pictured above are Homecoming Queen Olivia Krentz and King Ben Poli.

Alpena County youth excel at Michigan State Fair 4-H showcase

Three Alpena County youth didn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic slow down their opportunity to demonstrate the skill, mastery and hard work they put into this year’s 4-H projects. These outstanding 4-H’ers took part in the first-ever Michigan State Fair 4-H & Youth Virtual Showcase, hosted ...

Habitat for Humanity NEMI expanding to Oscoda County; event Thursday

Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan was founded as Habitat for Humanity Alpena in 1989, merged with Habitat Alcona County in 2011 and Habitat Presque Isle in 2014. With the addition of Oscoda County, HFHNEMI’s geographic area will increase to over 6,630 square miles. During the past 30 ...

Drive-through food pantry Tuesday in Hubbard Lake

Sunrise Community Food Pantry will sponsor a Pop - Up Pantry, handing out produce and baked goods on Tuesday at Hubbard Lake Bible Church, 13508 Hubbard Lake Rd., from 2 to 5 p.m., or until the food is gone. The pantry will be drive through, so bring boxes in your trunk and stay in your vehicle ...