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Shutterbugs invited to submit photos from Great Lakes sites

DETROIT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, invites the public to participate in their annual photo contest. Entries are now being accepted through 11:59 p.m. June 7 and should feature Great Lakes’ sites such as the Soo Locks, Duluth Ship Canal, piers, breakwaters or ...

AAACU highlights donations

Through the hard work and dedication of its employees and the generosity of its membership, Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union recently donated to Tri-Township Fire Department, Sunrise Mission, Iosco County Coats for Kids, and Carol’s Baby Basket. AAACU raised $3376.34 in monetary donations to ...

Chamber selling fireworks bracelets today

Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its last Drive Thru Sales Event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 235 W. Chisholm St. Chamber staff will be outside office selling fireworks bracelets. “Stop for your last chance to get your 2020 ...

Habitat ReStore to open June 8

ALPENA — The Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan ReStore will reopen on Monday, June 8, at 2118 Werth Road in Alpena, with health and safety protocols in place. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Donation drop-offs are accepted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through ...

It’s a big one!

Courtesy Photo Kelly Bushey caught this 30-inch 10-pound Lake Trout with Chum Bucket Charters while fishing by the Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse on Friday, May 22.

Stuck at home, looking within: self-discovery during pandemic

NEW YORK — Confidence, resilience, passion: As the pandemic has changed the world and pushed people into their homes and out of old routines, it has also, for many, revealed some surprising traits within themselves. But as society slowly reopens, how will these flashes of insight sustain ...

Salvation Army reopens stores

The Salvation Army reopened Family Thrift Stores in four northern Michigan locations on Monday. The stores have been closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic since March 16. The stores in Gaylord, Cheboygan, Alpena and Houghton Lake opened for shopping from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Memorial Day. ...

Turning Brook residents enjoy parade

Courtesy Photos A parade was held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday for the residents of Turning Brook assisted living center in Alpena. The parade featured fire trucks, Ramblin’ Rods car club members in their classic cars, and members of the community in decorated cars wishing residents well from their ...

Today’s R.C. Medilodge parade location change

Medilodge of Rogers City has changed the start location of its “Honk and Wave” parade starting at 1 p.m. today. The new start location is the Rogers City Rehabilitation Hospital front parking lot, in front of the Medilodge campus on Bradley Highway. There has been quite a bit of ...

Campus Corner: AHS senior Lindsay Syma named outstanding graduate

Alpena Public Schools proudly announces that Alpena High School Senior Lindsay Syma was named as an Outstanding Graduate for 2020 by the Detroit News in the healthcare category. “Lindsay is an exceptional young woman and a leader in this graduating class,” said said AHS Principal Tom ...

Campus Corner: Duncan earns honors in Boston

BOSTON — Northeastern University is pleased to recognize those students who distinguish themselves academically during the course of the school year. Alpena resident Ursula Duncan, a Northeastern University student majoring in criminal justice/psychology, was recently named to the ...

Campus Corner: Roberta (Storey) Wilson and Jane Spann earn doctoral degrees

Roberta (Storey) Wilson and Jane Spann are best friends and graduates of Alpena High School. They both recently earned their doctoral degrees. Roberta achieved her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. She will be doing a pharmacy residency at Michigan ...

Campus Corner: Wallace graduates from Trine

ANGOLA, Ind. — Gordon Wallace of Glennie graduated from Trine University at the end of the Spring 2020 semester. Wallace earned a BSBA in Accounting and Master of Business Administration degree at Trine. Trine University, an internationally recognized, private, co-educational, ...

Campus Corner: DesOrmeau graduates GVSU

Alicia Ann DesOrmeau recently graduated from Grand Valley State University, with a major in Geography, with an emphasis in Geospatial Technology, and a minor in Spanish. She earned a place on the dean’s list this semester as well. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 graduation ceremony ...

Campus Corner: Alma dean’s list announced

ALMA — Alma College has released the dean’s list for those students who achieved outstanding academic performance during the 2020 Winter Term. Students who achieve a 3.5 or better grade-point average during a term, while carrying a minimum of 13 credits, at least eight of which are ...

This garden rocks!

Courtesy Photo Marissa Powell, 14, and Hailey Powell, 10, are at it again. This time they made a beautiful rock garden in their Alpena County yard. This photo was submitted by proud mom Karmen Powell.

Alpena library adapts services to climate

ALPENA — Though changing on a daily basis, leadership would like to share an update as to the status of operations at the Alpena County Library. In accordance with Executive Order 2020-69 which prohibited Michigan libraries from reopening to the public, as well as the extension of the Stay at ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Fireworks fundraiser today A drive-thru sales event of 2020 Fireworks Supporter bracelets will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce, 235 W. Chisholm St. Chamber staff will be outside the office selling fireworks bracelets. Stop for your chance to get ...

DNR brings nature, history home for kids

When Michigan schools closed in March, ultimately for the remainder of this school year, and educational recreation venues shut down to help slow the spread of coronavirus, many parents and caregivers began asking themselves the same question: “What do we do with the kids now?” Seeing ...

Grab your hammock and leap into yourself

How often do we forget to take time for ourselves — to really understand what it is we want, what we like, what we prefer to do and not to do? It is easy to fall into being something for everyone else; to shape our lives to live up to the expectations of others. But who are you for you? Have ...