Lifestyles

Organize now to avoid heartache down the road

“I’ll let my kids sort through all my stuff when I’m gone.” “I told my niece I want her to have this special heirloom when I die.” “No, my photos aren’t labeled, they are stored in boxes all over the house. I don’t even know who many of them are.” “I need to get ...

Bennett to play concert at Bandshell

Courtesy Photo Christian singer, songwriter and musician Scott Michael Bennett will perform a free concert from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Alpena Bandshell at Bayview Park, sponsored by the Alpena Christian Concerts in the Park. Bring a friend, family and a chair or blanket to enjoy ...

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Moon party Sat., Rockport Harbor A moon viewing party to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing will begin at dusk Saturday at Rockport Harbor. Event details can be found on the Friends of Rockport Facebook page, or by email at friendsofrockport@hotmail.com. Call ...

Now healthy, the cast is back for ‘Virginia Woolf’ at ACT

Like the Little Engine That Could, this little cast just won’t stop trying. And this time, they hope to succeed with “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” at Alpena Civic Theatre. Originally slated for a regular January run, the show was first postponed a week, then cut down to one ...

Sanctuary Lecture Series: Learn about Lake Huron’s archaeology at GLMHC

The Sanctuary Lecture Series continues Thursday with Prehistoric Archaeology at 120’: Exploring Lake Huron’s Alpena-Amberley Ridge, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for this free lecture at 500 W. Fletcher St. in Alpena. Dr. John ...

LWV library renewal talk on Tuesday

The library millage renewal — Why is it called “increased” on the ballot? For what will it be used? These are a few of the questions to be answered by Alpena County Library Director Eric Magness-Eubank, at the League of Women Voters meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Alpena Community ...

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1969 meeting canceled This week’s AAHS/CCHS Class of 1969 reunion committee meeting has been canceled, and will be rescheduled for a later date. The reunion will be Sept. 14 at the K of C Hall. For information, call Cathy at 989-354-2288. Mikado Days events on Sat. Mikado Days parade ...

‘Stop it. This is child abuse. Stop it.’

ALPENA — A Lights for Liberty march from the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center to the Alpena County Courthouse will conclude with a vigil to end human detention camps. The group will meet riverside at 500 W. Fletcher St. at 11:30 a.m. Friday to proceed to the courthouse, where they will ...

Shawn Ballor installed as Exchange Club of Alpena president; members honored

Shawn Ballor was recently installed as president of the Exchange Club of Alpena by Raymond Reynolds, president of Michigan District Exchange Clubs, at an event held at Anschuetz Whitetail Way. As president, Ballor will preside over the Exchange Club of Alpena Board of Directors. Ballor’s ...

Alpena County Library hosts 3 traveling exhibits

Three metropolitan Detroit museums will have a presence in Alpena this summer, through a coordinated project with the Arab American National Museum, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and the Holocaust Memorial Center. The special collections department of the library ...

Children go to museum July 18

A free summer children’s activity through Alpena County Library is Space Adventure Day from 10 a.m. to noon. Children will be traveling to the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan for special crafts and a planetarium experience. Call 989-356-6188 for more info.

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Teen program at ACL Anyone ages 12 to 18 is invited to join Reading Across the Universe, the Alpena County Library’s summer reading program for teens. Out-of-this-world activities are scheduled each week. Participants in the program can earn tickets for grand prize drawings by attending ...

History you can touch

ALPENA—In the bowels of the Alpena courthouse, history neatly lines the shelves of a quiet storage room. Names and dates in elegant, days-gone-by penmanship bear witness that, long ago, in this place, other lives were once lived. The official keeper of records for the county, Alpena County ...

Future lineworkers earn scholarships

MARSHALL — The Consumers Energy Foundation is assisting three individuals training to become electric lineworkers with scholarships honoring two fallen company linemen. The scholarship program, first announced in 2015, is in conjunction with Lansing Community College (LCC), Alpena Community ...

Thelma Orr Scholarships awarded to Goff, Nowak

ALPENA — MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena’s Volunteer Services Department recently awarded Aaron (A.J.) Nowak and Natalie Goff each a $1,500 scholarship to continue pursuing their educations in medicine. Goff is a pre-med student at Michigan State University. She was inspired to study ...

Blaise Nugent earns degree

Blaise Russell Nugent, son of Brad and Laurie Nugent of Lachine, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. He is the grandson of Dean and Beverly Nugent of Lachine, and Robert and the late Barbara Klein of Hillman.

Alayna Nugent earns honors

Alayna Denae Nugent, daughter of Brad and Laurie Nugent of Lachine, has been awarded University Honors Designation in Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan for the Spring 2019 semester. This designation is awarded to LSA students who earned a 3.5 GPA or higher during a ...

Students honored at Ferris

Alpena’s Jessica Huizenga and Forest Schefke of Alpena have earned academic honors for Ferris State University’s Spring 2019 semester. To be included on the honors list, students had to earn at 3.5 grade-point average with at least 12 credit hours.

Parr on honor roll at U of Kansas

Madison Parr of Alpena earned a place on the spring 2019 honor roll at the University of Kansas located in Lawrence, Kan. Parr is studying architecture and design at the university.

Saddler earns GVSU degree

Griffin M. Saddler graduated on April 27, 2019, from Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance. During his time at GVSU, he was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. He is a 2015 Alpena High School ...