Lifestyles

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 ...

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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 ...

Painting a peaceful picture

ALPENA — June Perry’s paintings are serene. Something about them brings a sense of calm and wonder to the admirer. Her paintings feature depth and life in each expertly crafted scene. With a stroke of her brush, she is able to capture the most peaceful and sweet moments, from inviting ...

Maddox McClintic to be featured in NYC Times Square presentation

Alpena youth Maddox McClintic will be featured on the big screen in New York City’s Times Square, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual presentation on Sept. 14. A photo of McClintic in a white dress with a white pony adorned with a unicorn horn, taken locally by Lori ...

Carl Basel celebrates 100th birthday

Courtesy Photo Longtime Turning Brook resident Carl Basel, in center, is surrounded by staff and friends to celebrate his 100th birthday on Aug. 17, in Alpena.

Time for Dancing with Joy

Courtesy Photo Dancing with Joy School of Dance is now accepting registrations for fall classes, beginning Sept. 10. Offering Cecchetti method ballet, and Christian-based lyrical and jazz classes for ages 5 to adult, Dancing with Joy focuses on creating strong technique and beautiful ...

Les Miller named HLSIA’s Outstanding Member for 2019

Courtesy Photo At the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Hubbard Lake Sportsman & Improvement Association on Aug. 14, President Douglas Cameron presented Les Miller with the 2019 Outstanding Member Award. Miller was cited for his contributions to the group, having served as secretary, president ...

Alpena County Library announces programs for kids, teens, and adults

Alpena County Library has announced upcoming programs for children, teens and adults. The programs are listed here. To register, or for more information on any programs, call the library at 989-356-6188, ext. 14. ı Wednesday, Aug. 28: Meal in a Mug, for ages 16 to 21, is 5 to 6 p.m. ...

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NEMAG to meet Wednesday The Northeast Michigan Artists Guild will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the classroom of the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan. For more information, call 989-766-9945. Black River Bridge Walk Aug. 31 The 16th Annual Black River Bridge Walk will be held at ...

Sup with your neighbors at The Longest Table on Sunday

ALPENA — Teens and adults in the community are invited to find out more about their neighbors and interact with people from different walks of life at The Longest Table. Anyone high-school age or older can gather from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday for a free simple meal on the Pedestrian Bridge behind ...

Doreen Kriniak earns Alpena Civic Theatre President’s Award

Alpena Civic Theatre recently met at the home of Jay and Marilyn Kettler to celebrate a year of wonderful theater. Following a picnic, President Julie Meyers presented the ACT President’s Award to Doreen Kriniak. In presenting the prestigious award, Meyers shared these words about why ...

Reunion Roundup

Donnan 67th family reunion held at Wilson Hall The descedants of James and Eva Donnan gathered at Wilson Township Hall on Aug. 4. James Donnan was born in Rosedene, Canada, and his wife Eva Makalski was born in Baltimore, Md. James and Eva Donnan homesteaded in Wilson Township for 50 ...

Git yer banjos a blazin’ at the Sunrise Side Music Festival

LINCOLN — World-class entertainment is just down a country road and into the woods, where you will find four talented bluegrass performers with all kinds of tricks up their sleeves. The first annual Sunrise Side Music Festival is coming to Lost Lake Woods Club on Saturday, and for $20 per ...

New look at Blue Herons

News Photo by Darby Hinkley New landscaping has been completed around the base of the public sculpture at Duck Park, “Departure of the Great Blue Herons.” The design and landscaping was donated by Doug Pratt of Prattscape L.L.C. He said Thunder Bay Arts asked him to do the landscaping, ...

Jeff Gray addresses Rotarians

Courtesy Photo Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent Jeff Gray spoke recently to Alpena Rotarians regarding plans and goals for the sanctuary. Gray updated Rotarians on the santuary’s mission, and viision, as well as gave them details on the proposed Great Lakes Waterfront ...

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Artist reception Saturday June Perry, first-place winner of the 2018 Juried Art Show at Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, will be welcomed at a free public reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the museum. Her work will be on display in a solo exhibit Saturday through Oct. 31. For ...