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Scholarships available for young women

High school junior young women who will be graduating in 2022 from across Michigan are invited to participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Michigan Scholarship Program. All interested participants can apply by going to www.distinguishedyw.org and clicking on “Apply Now.” Additional ...

Men’s ROCK meeting Feb. 18 at New Life

ALPENA — All men and young men, junior high age and up, are invited to the ROCK (Representatives Of Christ’s Kingdom) meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, at New life Christian Fellowship, 317 S. Ripley Blvd., Alpena. The evening will include a homemade chili dinner, followed ...

As virus cuts class time, teachers have to leave out lessons

English teachers are deciding which books to skip. History teachers are condensing units. Science teachers are often doing without experiments entirely. With instruction time reduced as much as half by the coronavirus pandemic, many of the nation’s middle school and high school teachers ...

Alpena native Kristine Leahy writes ‘The Happily Ever After’

Kristine Leahy has dragons in her head, and they come alive when she writes. The Alpena native has written “The Happily Ever After,” published by Page Publishing. She completed the book in late 2019, but was unable to have a launch party in 2020 because of the pandemic. “My book is a ...

DDA launches grant program to recruit businesses to downtown

ALPENA — The Alpena Downtown Development Authority has launched a new Recruitment Grant Program to encourage existing businesses to relocate or expand into Downtown Alpena. The program offers grants up to $10,000 per business that can be used toward eligible expenses such as capital ...

Alpena Lions Club hears from county road commission

ALPENA — Alpena County Road Commission Managing Director Ryan Brege addressed the Alpena Lions Club on Tuesday, Feb. 2. During the Zoom meeting, plans for the updating of the Harry Fletcher Bridge on Bagley were outlined. The Harry Fletcher Bridge was constructed in 1976 at a cost of ...

Campus Corner

Ferris State Dean’s List, grads announced BIG RAPIDS — University officials have announced that 3,938 students received academic honors for the semester that ended in December 2020 at Ferris State University and Kendall College of Art and Design. Academic Honors To be eligible for ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Alpena Dems Celebrity Server Night at Black Sheep Pub today The Alpena Democratic Party is holding a Celebrity Server Night at the Black Sheep Pub from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Order your take-out and members of the Alpena Dems will deliver your order curbside. Specials include: Obama ...

All Saints raises $2,459 for Options Pregnancy Center

Courtesy Photos A culture in support of life is flourishing at All Saints Parish. If you had driven by St. Anne’s Church of All Saints Parish on the evening of Jan. 22, you would have seen a multitude of luminaries lighting up the front steps of the church as well as the recently blessed ...

Barred owl sighting

Courtesy Photo Edward Rich of Ossineke took this photo of a barred owl on West River Road on the way back from Oscoda. He took the photo with his cell phone, which was the only camera he had with him at the time.

AARP Tax Aide to be offered

Once again, AARP Tax Aide assistance will be offered at locations in the area: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Green Township Hall (formerly the Hillman Library), and First Baptist Church (formerly Alcona County Commission on Aging) in Lincoln. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and American ...

MSU youth summit registration open

The popular Michigan State University Extension pre-college event, 4-H Capitol Experience, will be held virtually March 13, 17 and 20. This reimagined “youth summit” will maintain key components of the popular event and will be held over the course of three non-consecutive days. The ...

New Chapter Champions book club for kids

ALPENA ­— Do you have a reader between the ages of six and nine that is beginning to read independently and inching into illustrated chapter books? The Alpena County Library has a new book club just for these burgeoning readers. Register for the Chapter Champions Book Club. This flexible ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Bridge results announced Alpena Bridge Club results have been announced for this week. In first place was Audrey Stevens, in second was Eve Phillips, and in third was the team of Marcie Sherman and Jackie Kennedy. For more information, call 989-595-5119 or 989-354-2306. Crystal snowflake ...

Scouting prepares youth to lead

“Because of Girl Scouts, I am not afraid to be myself and show other people I am there whenever they need me.” — GSA Gold Award, Granby, MA. Training for leadership is important to us as individuals, members of the community, and citizens of the nation, not just in learning to lead, ...

Icy sunrise

Courtesy Photos These photos of ice on the edge of Lake Huron were taken at Mich-e-ke-wis in Alpena on Tuesday morning. Sandra Welch provided the photos.

Family Fare raising funds for Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan is proud to partner with the SpartanNash Foundation during its retail scan campaign to build stronger communities. Between Feb. 10 and 21, store patrons who visit any of the four Family Fare stores in Northeast Michigan (Mio, Lewiston, Rogers City and ...

Hillman VFW Auxiliary hears updates

HILLMAN — VFW Auxiliary 2356 of Hillman was called to order on Feb. 2, 2021 by the President Tom Brown, with 14 members in attendance. The auxiliary thanks the members for attending. Business was taken care of with a donation going to Tunnel 2 Towers, Valentine Cheer bags going to ...

Red velvet for your Valentine

On the sweetest day of the year, a day full of flowers, love and sweets, Valentine’s Day is the ultimate opportunity to try a different dessert meant for two. It’s hard to resist a perfectly blended, rose-red, luscious Red Velvet Mug Cake. It’s the perfect size, with just a handful ...