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Christmas Cantata for Friends Together

A talented group of area singers has been diligently rehearsing for the past six weeks, preparing to present a benefit cantata at Rogers City’s Peace Lutheran Church on Sunday. The 3 p.m. presentation, “Let the Whole World Sing,” will also feature selected soloists, Peace Bell Choir, and ...

Free rides with Santa in Hillman

Come see Sparky and Chiefy the Reindeer and Ride with Santa from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Patchwood Plaza in Hillman. This free event is sponsored by the Hillman Area Chamber of Commerce, A-1 Party Store, Hillman Self Storage, Patchwood, and 4 C’s Wagons. There will be ...

Blizzard of Books thru Dec. 11

Friends of the Alpena County Library are sponsoring the annual Blizzard of Books for children newborn through 17 years old, now through Dec. 11. Help wrap the books at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the library, 211 N. 1st Ave. Books will be included in the Salvation Army Christmas baskets.

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Founders Book Club meets Thurs. The Founders Society of the Besser Museum Book Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the 19th Hole to discuss “Unbroken Threads” by Jennifer Klepper. You don’t have to be a Founder to attend. Carole & Company music Thurs. Alpena Senior Citizens ...

Sisters speak to Zonta Club of Alpena

Courtesy Photo Alpena High School students and sisters, Alisha and Hunter Ballor, spoke to the Zonta Club of Alpena about their experience aboard the 77-foot tall-ship schooner “Inland Seas” this past summer. Alisha and Hunter were co-recipients of the Zonta Club of Alpena scholarships ...

Harrisville hosts holiday happenings

Harrisville will host its Christmas in the Village from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, featuring at least 40 vendors at Maria Hall behind St. Anne Catholic Church. For more information, contact Christy Holmes at 989-724-5549, or the chamber office at 989-724-5107 or ...

Warm Hearts, Warm Homes offers heating help

WCMU Public Radio’s Warm Hearts, Warm Homes campaign is in full swing for its sixth season to fuel home-heating assistance across northeastern Michigan. The money pledged by WCMU Public Radio listeners will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Consumers Energy and Isabella Bank to meet the ...

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History hour in R.C. on first Tuesdays all winter Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum is excited to host History Hour with Jeff Thomas at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Thomas is a professional history educator and volunteer at GLLMM. He will be sharing his knowledge and love of history and boats with ...

The sweet taste of Up North

ROGERS CITY — Katherine Wilbur, owner and confectioner with Woodland Confectionary, is serving up sweet treats inspired by the local food movement. The confectionary is housed inside Three Heart Baker, located a little over six miles north of Rogers City and where artisan chocolates and ...

Local nonprofits gearing up for Giving Tuesday

ALPENA ­— Thirty-three local nonprofit organizations have 24 hours to get as many donations as possible on their biggest fundraising day of the year — Giving Tuesday. This Tuesday, from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., those nonprofits will be eagerly accepting donations through the Community ...

ACC partners with AAACU for Giving Tues.

For Giving Tuesday, Alpena Community College is happy to announce a partnership with Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union. Donors can stop in the Besser Technical Center Lobby at ACC from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday to make a donation, chat with ACC Foundation staff, see the new nursing patient ...

AHS Theatre Troupe/TBT present ‘Godspell’ opening tonight

ALPENA — The Alpena High School Theatre Troupe together with Thunder Bay Theatre present the Tony-nominated musical “Godspell,” opening at 7:30 p.m. tonight at TBT. The AHS Masquers Club changed its name this year to the AHS Theatre Troupe. The musical is directed and choreographed ...

Suicide prevention film showing

ALPENA — Suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2017, taking the lives of more than 47,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To bring attention to the ongoing suicide crisis and highlight the efforts that are helping people stay alive, ...

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New store downtown Many unique vintage and antique items will be featured at the newly opened Alpena Vintage Company in downtown Alpena. Owner Renee Blanchard has been building inventory and completing renovations to prepare for the store’s Black Friday Grand Opening from 10 a.m. to 4 ...

K of C Auxiliary gives to Friendship Room

Courtesy Photo On Oct. 3, the Knights of Columbus Ossineke Council #6851 Ladies Auxiliary presented a check for $500 to St. Bernard Friendship Room to help with upcoming holiday meals. Pictured from left to right are Auxiliary Secretary Elaine Fortier, Vice President Carol Antkowiak, ...

Zonta donates $4K to Friends Together

Courtesy Photo The Zonta Club of Alpena-Tri-County Area recently presented a check for $4,000 to Judy Burns of Friends Together. The funds were raised at the group’s annual Chair-ity Auction.

$2,310 raised at 17th Walk Against Hunger and Homelessness

The 17th Annual Walk Against Hunger and Homelessness brought in $2,310 in cash and checks collected for the Northeast Michigan Coalition for the Prevention of Homelessness and Hunger. The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 2, in Alpena. Twenty-seven walkers participated in the event. All ...

Final Art Walk Friday

The Final Friday Alpena Art Walk is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, hosted by the five downtown art galleries: Art in the Loft, Forty-Five North Art Gallery, My Glass Wings, Studio Rubedo and Thunder Bay Arts Gallery. The galleries will feature holiday-themed art and activities and artists on hand. ...

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Thanksgiving dinner in Onaway VFW Post 5857 in Onaway is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at noon Thursday, open to the public. Join them for a great meal with all the trimmings, available until 3 p.m. or until the food runs out. Art in the Loft classes Art in the Loft hosts two classes ...