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Bay View Center craft/vendor fair July 3

Bay View Center is holding an Independence Day craft and vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 3, at the American Legion Post 65 at 1316 M-32 West in Alpena. It is located in front of Walmart. COVID-19 regulations will be observed at this fair unless the governor drops them. ...

Out for a swim with the kiddos

News Photos by Justin A. Hinkley Mallards, including a string of ducklings, play and swim along the shore on the east end of Hubbard Lake on Saturday.

Send us your weather art!

Parents of Northeast Michigan, do your little ones have a knack for art? If so, we want to see their best drawings representing the weather. The News is seeking hand-drawn works by elementary students depicting snow, rain, sunshine, clouds, and thunderstorms to appear on the paper’s daily ...

ALL programs set for this week

The Association of Lifelong Learners will host a variety of online programs this week. These programs are open to the public. Just send an email to ALL@AlpenaCC.edu to receive connection information. Programs are conducted using the Zoom application. Today at at 2 p.m. — “Line ...

Pop-up pantry today in Presque Isle

About 15,000 pounds of food will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis at a Food for All in Need pop-up pantry at 1:30 p.m. today at the Grand Lake Community Chapel, 8025 E. Grand Lake Road, Presque Isle. Because of the coronavirus, organizers ask that everyone stay in their cars. Food ...

In new norm, face masks become form of expression

ALPENA — Masks — the new and unexpected fashion trend of 2020 — are still adding a splash of color to faces around Northeast Michigan as businesses swing back into action after a hiatus as the state worked to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. At Stitches ‘n Blooms in the Alpena ...

Zonta Club awards scholarships to women

The Zonta Club of Alpena has awarded the following scholarships for the 2020/2021 school year: Alpena Community College Scholarships: Traditional ACC Student Scholarships: Jade Schultz: Jade is planning on earning her Associate Degree in Applied Sciences at ACC and transferring to a ...

Campus Corner: Sean Kane earns master’s degree from Davenport

Sean Kane of Alpena graduated from Davenport University April 26, 2020, with his Masters of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner. Kane completed his undergraduate education in nursing at Ferris State University and is currently employed by MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena as a ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Baby pantry to reopen Thurs. The Alpena Baby Pantry located at 319 Lockwood Street will reopen from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday. Patrons are asked to wear masks, wait outside and only one family member at a time. Social distancing will be expected. Because the pantry could not accept ...

MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, several doctors honored

MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena recently received a 5-Star Award for efforts in providing outstanding patient experience in the Emergency Department by national health care research leader Professional Research Consultants Inc. MidMichigan Medical Centers in Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, ...

Does the Bible give guidelines on decluttering and organizing?

As a Christian I wondered if the Bible had anything to say about decluttering and organizing our homes and our lives. There seems to be an answer to everything in the Bible so I took some time to examine the Good Book for advice. The first lesson I came across was from Matthew 6:19-21 when ...

A splash before the storm

News Photo by Julie Riddle Toes and limbs splashed by rambunctious waves, Hannah, Hailey, and Eleanor Stauffer, and their mother, Jessica, ambled near the water’s edge on Wednesday morning at Thomson Park in Alpena to escape a warm house and catch a little sunshine before the predicted ...

All in for Alpena raises $45K for local small businesses

The All in for Alpena Small Business Relief Grant committee has announced the program raised over $45,000 from 150 donors to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The committee received 32 applications. All applicants received an award of varying amounts. The applicants were not ...

Thunder Bay JH recognized for healthy school environment

LANSING — Thunder Bay Junior High School is among 50 Michigan schools recognized by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for fostering healthy eating, physical activity habits, and tobacco-free lifestyles impacting more than 25,000 students. Thunder Bay was honored with a ...

Resources offered for caregivers during outbreak

Region 9 Area Agency on Aging is offering a free, online workshop series for family caregivers. With the current situation of our society, Region 9’s priority is to continue to provide support to local family caregivers who are unable to leave the home because of the coronavirus. Powerful ...

Brush Creek Mill Yard Sale coming up, donations sought

“We know you all have cleaned every drawer, cabinet, attic, basement and garage,” Brush Creek Mill said in a news release. “We have a place for you to bring all those things you found and don’t need!” Brush Creek Mill will have its annual Yard Sale during Fourth of July ...

This rescue’s a news hound

Courtesy Photo Christine Brackett, of Harrisville, sent in this photo of Sammy, her golden retriever who was rescued at 3 months old off the side of U.S.-131 in Cadillac. The dog “loves going to the mailbox every morning to pick up The Alpena News,” Brackett said in an email to The News.

Boys and Girls Club to open Monday

Safety remains the number-one priority of Boys and Girls Clubs of Alpena, and we are doing everything possible to keep children, our staff, and volunteers protected from the COVID-19 virus. Given the state of the virus, recommendations from health professionals, and state guidelines and ...

Fourth round of $25K in Urgent Needs Fund grants announced

The fourth round of grants from the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan’s new Urgent Needs Fund put another $25,000 directly into the hands of local nonprofits to help area residents with basic needs, bringing the total awarded so far to $100,000. Fourth round grants include: ∫ ...

Over 100 participate in Harrisville march

HARRISVILLE — A little over 100 citizens showed up to a peace march in downtown Harrisville on Sunday. These photos from the event were provided by Joe Lukasiewicz. The event was dubbed a “Walk to Support Peace and Justice for All People, demonstrating our concern for equal justice for ...