Lifestyles

Ralph DesOrmeau retires from NEMROC

Courtesy Photos Ralph DesOrmeau, above left, recently retired from NEMROC after 42 years of service. He is pictured here with his supervisor Carney Knechtel, who presented him with a wall clock manufactured by NEMROC, and personalized with DesOrmeau’s accomplishments. He was honored with a ...

Sanctuary Lecture Series on Captain Kidd tonight

Join the sanctuary for another adventure in maritime history — an exploration of Captain Kidd’s 1699 shipwreck, the Quedagh Merchant, and the efforts to preserve its rich history. Tonight at 7 p.m. at Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Professor Charles Beeker, archaeologist and ...

Bouncing around

Courtesy Photo Above, students in Mrs. Marsico’s first-grade class enjoy playing in the bounce houses at the Wilson Elementary Carnival Day held at the end of the school year.

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Brain health seminar Sat. Dr. Laurie Mischley will be speaking at the Alpena Senior Citizens Center, 501 River Street, at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Her presentation will be on Nutrition and Brain Health and how it impacts your life. Dr. Mischley studied naturopathic medicine at Bastyr ...

Art in the Loft’s ‘LIGHT’ submissions starting Aug. 1

ALPENA — Any artist with a bright idea may be interested in entering this show. Submissions will be accepted starting Aug. 1 for Art in the Loft’s fourth annual themed juried art exhibit, titled “LIGHT.” “In past years, we’ve done ‘Black and White,’ ‘Forgotten Spaces,’ ...

Safety Day is Thursday at AAA offices

ALPENA — An informed community is a safer community. That’s the principle behind Safety Day, a new community event being sponsored by MidMichigan Health Foundation’s Community Outreach Committee. A series of visitor-friendly booths will dot the parking lot of Alpena’s AAA ...

FOP show Sept. 26

This year’s Fraternal Order of Police Show will again feature Jonathan LaChance, but the location has changed. The show will be at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the Boys and Girls Club of Alpena, 601 River St. The performance will last 45 minutes to an hour. Proceeds from this event will go to ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

CCHS ’58 reunion Sept. 21 The Catholic Central High School Class of 1958 will hold a reunion on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the 19th Hole. This event is open to classmates and those who would like to socialize with the class of 1958. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m., and dinner will be served ...

Thunder Bay Theatre presents ‘Carousel’ July 24 to Aug. 11

ALPENA — This merry-go-round is open for business, and all ages are welcome. Get your ticket to “Carousel,” opening Wednesday night at Thunder Bay Theatre. “’Carousel’ is a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein play, probably the second-most famous after ‘Oklahoma!’ With songs such ...

Author Laura Kemp to sign books at Rogers City Theater Friday

This Michigan author loves the Rogers City area so much that she wrote a book set in a small town called “Lantern Creek,” a fictional representation of Rogers City. “It is based in Rogers City,” said Laura Kemp. “I changed the name of the town.” Kemp will present her novel ...

Alpena Lions Club hears from Thunder Bay Theatre

Jeffrey Mindock, producing artistic director at Thunder Bay Theatre, was the speaker at the July 16 meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. Program chair for the meeting was Andy Lamp. Mindock gave the club a brief overview of the upgrades that have been made to the theater to date. They continue ...

Leave only footprints, take only pictures

Everyone needs to take time out to stop and smell the flowers, breathe in the fresh outdoor air, and enjoy being surrounded by nature. But when you set foot in a state park or nature preserve, remember that nature needs to stay natural. “One of our mottos is ‘Leave nothing but footprints, ...

Horsemen’s Club donation funds free ride day

Courtesy Photo The Alpena County Fair Board recently received a check over $4,000 from the Alpena County Horsemen’s Club. Free carnival ride day will be back because of it from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 17.

Brush Creek Writers award student winners

Brush Creek Writers recently announced the winners of the annual North East Michigan Student Writing Contest. Four winners received $100 each, and a grand winner received $200. Awards were presented June 16. The contest began in 2014 as the brainchild of Allan James Grund, who felt the ...

Club donates to food ministry

Courtesy Photo Alpena County Horsemen's Club President Terra Koss presents a check/donation to the feeding ministry’s Julie Woods in the amount of $1,145. The money raised came from the profits of the mom-to-mom sale at the Aplex on March 16.

Sarah Brown earns honor

On June 13, Dorothy Swafford of Chief Shawano Chapter NSDAR visited Besser Elementary School to present certificates and prizes to fifth-grader Sarah Brown at the third through fifth grade award day presentations. Swafford stated that Chief Shawana was very proud of Sarah’s historic tour of ...

St. Anne High Class of 1949 held 70th reunion

St. Anne High School Class of 1949 held its 70th class reunion June 15 at the 19th Hole Restaurant in Alpena. Eleven classmates attended, with 17 people at the event. A moment of silence was held to remember the 16 deceased classmates. Dinner and an afternoon of reminiscing was enjoyed ...

Campus Corner

Anna Gilmet earns degree from MSU Anna Gilmet graduated on May 4, 2019, from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She is a 2015 graduate of Alpena High School. Gilmet has recently accepted a full-time position with Michigan State University Veterinarian Diagnostics ...

P.I. Men’s Club awards scholarships

Courtesy Photo The Presque Isle Community Men’s Club annually awards its Community Service Scholarship to a graduating senior from each of the three area high schools. Pictured above are the winners of this year’s scholarship. From left to right are Daniel Bielas of Rogers City High ...