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K of C donates to area organizations

Courtesy Photo Knights of Columbus Alpena Council 529 recently made its annual donations from the Knights of Columbus M.I. Tootsie Roll Drive. Donations totaled just over $1000 each to the following organizations. Pictured from left to right are Art Mucciante Jr., 529 Grand Knight, Theresa ...

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Senior Center casino trip Monday A 501 River Tours Casino Trip to Turtle Creek Casino in Williamsburg will be held on Monday. The trip is $40 per person, which must be paid in advance of getting on the bus. Arrive at the Alpena Senior Citizens Center at 8 a.m. before the bus departs at 9 ...

Kiwanis Club donates 100 quilts for preemies at Mott Children’s Hospital

As part of a yearlong effort to provide quilts for Ann Arbor’s Brandon Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital inside University of Michigan Hospital, quilting groups have been busy creating quilts to cover the isolettes for premature babies. Babies are flown to Mott ...

MSU Extension offers new beginning farmers series online

People who are exploring new farm businesses will benefit from participating in the MSU Extension 2020 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. From January to April, MSU Extension will offer 13 online Wednesday evening programs that provide valuable start-up information on general and more specific ...

ALL presents January classes

The Association of Lifelong Learners is offering many interesting classes in January, in addition to regular weekly programming. Classes are listed below. For more information, or to join ALL, call 989-358-7207 or visit www.associationoflifelonglearners.org. Unless otherwise noted, programs ...

Museum to accept ‘Winter Blues’ entries

The Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan is hosting its third annual “Winter Blues” non-juried art exhibit, open to Michigan artists of all ages. Entries can be in any medium. The composition must consist of 60% blue hues. All entries must be original works of art and have been completed ...

Shoe Year’s Day Hike Jan. 4

Shoe Year’s Day Hike will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Besser Natural Area, Rockport State Recreation Area. Start off 2020 on the right foot with a hike. Join the Friends of Rockport/Besser Natural Area to hike the beautiful trails at Besser Natural Area. Bring snow ...

Thunder Bay Folk Society gets MCACA grant

The Thunder Bay Folk Society has been awarded a grant of $3,200 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 561 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2019 funding. Organizations receiving ...

Presque Isle Turkey Trackers donate to local food pantries

The Presque Isle Turkey Trackers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) recently donated $500 to the Presque Isle Food Pantry (Beth Getzinger) and $500 to God Loves You Food Pantry located in the Grand Lake area (Dawn Barrett). Checks were presented by Lisa Ataman, ...

Girl Scouts deliver Christmas baskets to patients

Courtesy Photo by Bronwyn Woolman Girl Scouts from Troop 1033 of St. Paul Lutheran Church put together some Christmas Crackers to present to the patients at Alpena Cancer Center at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. The Crackers were filled with wrapped candies and inspirational notes. The ...

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Lions Club sweepstakes underway The Alpena Lions Club is selling tickets for its annual Sight and Hearing Sweepstakes, one of the club’s major fundraisers. Tickets can be obtained through any Lions Club member, or by emailing Lew Kunze at lkunze1@frontier.com or calling 989-356-1076. Poker ...

Delta Kappa Gamma helps kids

Courtesy Photo For several years members of Alpena’s Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional society for women educators, have donated gifts for children in transitional housing of Hope Shore Alliance. Jan Melville, DKG’s HSA committee chair, and Ann Hardesty, president of DKG, pose ...

Museum raffle now till Jan. 4

Courtesy Photo The Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan is holding a Christmas Raffle of eight handcrafted picture frames, created by Delynn Medina and Marilyn Thom. Tickets are $1 each, available through Jan. 4. The drawing will be Jan. 5.

Hunter’s Harvest makes donations

Courtesy Photos Hunters Harvest for Charity recently donated $2,000 to the Alpena Volunteer Center’s Christmas Wish List which provides gifts to local needy families. Pictured above are Mark Boyk of Hunters’ Harvest for Charity, and Cathy Abraham, director of the Volunteer Center. ...

Alpena Garden Club held annual Christmas party

The Alpena Garden Club met on Dec. 9 at First United Methodist Church for a Christmas party. A delicious luncheon was provided by Country Apple Catering. The afternoon was a busy one, with the group playing games and singing carols accompanied by member Suelyn Bartz on piano. Elizabeth ...

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Hillman VFW needs members The Hillman VFW Post 2356 met on Dec. 6, with 10 members present. The group had a long discussion about how to help with its ailing members. Some are in great need financially and physically. A lot of clubs are having trouble getting members and some VFW Posts are ...

The art of cookie decorating, all-season ‘round

ALPENA — Once a month, adults and kids indulge in the art of decking out sugar cookies with the owner of Cookies by Hannah, Hannah Matzke. Experienced or not, people of all ages come together to mix sugar with imagination, creating designs on the clean slates of the fresh-baked ...

ACC’s Christmas Wish List provides gifts to 400 children and teens

ALPENA — An estimated 3,000 to 4,000 gifts were piled up on tables all the way to the ceiling in a room that resembled Santa’s workshop at Alpena Community College. The ACC Volunteer Center was bustling with activity, as generous members of the community dropped off their presents full of ...

News collecting books for NIE sale

It’s that time of year again — the time when books start coming into The Alpena News office. The newspaper is gearing up for its annual Newspapers in Education Book Sale, and while it doesn’t take place until Feb. 8, 2020, donations of used books are now being accepted. The nationally ...

Youth Advisory Council awards $27K in grants

ALPENA — Arts, education, human services and literacy programs are just some of the areas touched by the most recent round of grants from the Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC). The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) Board of Trustees recently approved $27,419 ...