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HERRON — The line of five buses is ready to let Wilson Elementary School students off. Cars are parked in the parking lot as parents walk their children into school. Students are smiling from ear to ear, ready to see their classmates and teachers, but some are sad to leave their parents ...

Thunder Bay Arts announces 2019-2020 season lineup

ALPENA — Art lovers and entertainment seekers beware — Thunder Bay Arts passes are now available for the 2019-2020 season. The fun starts in September with TBA’s Annual Showcase Series. “We’ve been producing a showcase series now for more than 40 years,” TBA President Monte ...

Reunion Roundup

Metz reunion: Appreciating ‘Small Town America’ The town of Metz held a reunion recently, with approximately 85 people in attendance. “It’s a small town America story about making an effort to gather those who grew up in the small town of Metz and how we realize today the benefits ...

Morrisons to chair Aliferis race

ALPENA — A fitness-focused family will chair the 18th Annual Aliferis Memorial Race Saturday in Alpena. “I was super honored,” said honorary race chair Sarah Morrison. “They just reached out to me because they had noticed that I’ve been a part of the race for quite a while, running ...

45th Annual Harmony Festival in Harrisville this weekend

HARRISVILLE — Labor Day weekend is always hopping in Harrisville, with the Harmony Festival Arts & Crafts Show, now in its 45th year. Presented by the Harrisville Arts Council, the juried arts and crafts festival includes more than 300 vendor exhibits, food, activities, a chalk drawing ...

Lions hear from Annie Hepburn

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Alpena Lions Club, program chair Ed Klimczak invited Annie Hepburn, director of the Alpena Senior Citizens Center, to speak to the group. The Lions learned that the senior center offers more than 200 services in the form of: programs, presentations, support ...

CFNEM offers grants to help Census 2020

The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) is accepting grant proposals from nonprofits and community groups who can help “get out the count” for the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census. Up to $2,500 can be requested for projects and programs that will reach traditionally under counted ...

Local firemen Fill the Boot today and Friday for MDA

ALPENA — These boots are made for fillin’ ... for a good cause. Fill the Boot today and Friday in Alpena to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters from the City of Alpena will be stationed at the corner of 9th Avenue and Chisholm Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, ...

QDMA donates to Hunters roundup

Courtesy Photo Northeast Michigan Quality Deer Management Association recently presented Hubbard Lake St. Paul Lutheran Church Pastor Joe Llewellyn (standing on left side in photo) a check for $300 for youth prize to be awarded at 10th Annual Hunters Round-up set for Sat., Sept. 21, from noon ...

Guitar has boundless depth

“The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else.” — Brian May, lead guitarist for Queen The Star-Spangled Banner seemed out of place when heard by a dwindling crowd, sitting amid the refuse of 400,000, at Max Yasgur’s farm near Bethel, New York on the morning ...

Catch of the day in Harrisville

Courtesy Photo Dr. Kelly Bushey caught a 25-inch walleye three miles offshore of the Harrisville boat launch while fishing with Captain Joe Bandy and Shawn Payne. The water depth was 140 feet and the walleye struck the lure at 100 feet while trolling at 3 miles per hour.

Tractor Supply campaign benefits FFA programs

T-shirt fundraiser Today launches Tractor Supply Company’s fifth annual FFA Convention T-shirt fundraiser in stores to celebrate the 92nd FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis this fall. The long-sleeved T-shirts are $12.99, with net proceeds from sales funding FFA programs locally and ...

Correction: Artist open house Sept. 20

Thunder Bay Arts Gallery will hold an artist open house for September/October Featured Artist Susie Morrell from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The gallery is located at 127 W. Chisholm St. in downtown Alpena. Call ...

Alpena Art Walk this Friday

The Final Friday of the month means artistic fun and festivities downtown. Alpena Art Walks will be taking place in downtown Alpena on Final Fridays through September. These community events are hosted by the five downtown art galleries — Art in the Loft, Forty-Five North Art Gallery, My ...

Susie Morrell to be featured artist at TBA Gallery

Hubbard Lake artist Susie Morrell is a contemporary impressionist oil painter who creates original oil paintings from scenes and objects in everyday life. She is the featured artist for September and October at Thunder Bay Arts Gallery. Morrell is a member of Art in the Loft of Alpena, and ...

Ossineke author wins Reader’s Choice Award

Pegg Thomas of Ossineke has recently been awarded the Romance Writers of America—Faith, Hope, and Love Chapter—Reader’s Choice Award for her novella, “In Sheep’s Clothing,” part of the historical romance collection, “A Bouquet of Brides,” from Barbour Publishing. “In ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Book sale canceled at hospital The used book sale previously scheduled for this Friday has been canceled, because of being short-handed with volunteers at the hospital over the holiday weekend. Volunteers serve MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena in many capacities. They help provide direct ...

Reading tutors needed for READ adult literacy program

ALPENA — If you enjoy reading, and can’t imagine life without out, you might want to help others enjoy it too. Many adults in our community struggle with illiteracy. One way to help is to become a reading tutor with the READ Adult Literacy Program at the Alpena County Library. A tutor ...

A night for the Locavore

News Photo by Darby Hinkley About 350 people attended Thursday’s 4th Annual Locavore Dinner at the APlex, featuring all local food and drink, with live and silent auctions and raffle drawings, and live music from MLM Trio. Proceeds benefit Alpena Farmer’s Market.

Reunion Roundup

The 38th Annual Kubbe Family Reunion was held on Saturday, July 27, at Harrisville State Park in Harrisville. A business meeting was called to order by President Jeff Kosloski at 12:35 p.m. Kathy Reincke read the minutes and treasurer’s report of the 37th reunion. Peggy Kosloski made a ...