Lifestyles

Log Cabin Dollar Day is Saturday

ALPENA — The Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan presents its annual Log Cabin Dollar Day from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Because of sponsors DTE Foundation and the Harry Johnson Endowment Fund, the museum is offering $1 admission and $1 planetarium shows per person. Log Cabin Day is a ...

Savannah Thomson named Exchange Club Youth of the Year

The Exchange Club of Alpena is proud to name Savannah Thomson, a graduate of Alpena High School, as the Stanley C. Beck Youth of the Year. The annual award is in honor of Beck, a former Alpena educator and Exchange Club of Alpena member, who started the program in the 1970s. To be considered ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

American Legion Aux. Post 65 closes The William F. Weine American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 65 was closed at its June 10 meeting, because of lack of membership. At the meeting, two state officers were in attendance — Carol Renis, president of District 19, Unit 350, and Marjorie ...

Visiting artist impressed with what Alpena has to offer

ALPENA — When Alpena brings in artists from outside the area, residents here benefit from meeting them and viewing their work, the artists benefit from the exposure, and the community benefits from the commerce. And many of these artists are so impressed with this town and all it has to ...

Lions learn about Alpena 4-H programs

Three representatives of the 4-H program of Alpena County spoke at the June 18 meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. Speakers were Hannah Hazewinkel, coordinator of the 4-H Technical Change Makers, and two students, Connie Fluharty and Hailey Neidzwiecki. President Mike Centala was program ...

ACL Code Club teaches kids, teens

ALPENA — Throughout the summer, students can learn code in a fun way at the Alpena County Library. Coding is the language that tells your computer what to do. An elementary code club starts this week for ages 8 to 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. every Wednesday throughout the summer. A middle/high ...

Summer Book Club starts Tuesday

Tuesday is Alpena County Library’s opening day of its summer book club, “A Universe of Stories,” for ages 3 to 12. Today’s activities include: ¯ 10 to 11 a.m. — Intergalactic Magic Show with Jeff Wawrzaszek. ¯ 10 am. to 1 p.m. — Opening day surprises: A new book, popcorn, ...

Hillman VFW cancels chili cookoff

Hillman VFW Post 2356 met on Thursday, June 6, with 11 members present. The group has canceled its annual chili cookoff for 2020, for lack of participation and volunteers this year. If anything changes, the VFW will tell the public. On Aug. 10 V-J Day will be celebrated in Hillman. The ...

FOE Auxiliary installs new officers

Alpena FOE Auxiliary #1241 met at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. Past president Christine Dubey installed the new officers for the 2019-20 year: President is Barbara Newhouse, Vice President is Cathy Knechtel, Chaplain is Mary Zawacki, Secretary is Diane Struzik, Treasurer is Deborah VanWagner, ...

M.O.C. Auxiliary hosts Grand President

The regular meeting of the Auxiliary to the M.O.C., Pup Tent 96, was held Tuesday, June 18, with seven members in attendance. Roxann Buchler resigned as president, so Senior Vice President Patty Kucharek presided over the meeting as acting president. Fines were declared, the minutes of last ...

NEMAG meets Wednesday

The Northeast Michigan Artists’ Guild (NEMAG) will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the classroom at Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan. For more information, call 989-766-9945.

Helping their furry friends

LINCOLN — One local animal shelter is able to stay around thanks to the generosity of two Alcona Middle School students. Dominic Trupiano and Jaydon Siebert, who were eighth-graders last school year and will be freshmen in the fall, recently raised over $1,800 for the Alcona County animal ...

Alpena Blues Festival to liven up downtown this weekend

ALPENA — Lose yourself in the blues Saturday for “twelve hours of fabulous fun and great entertainment” at Alpena’s 16th Annual “Spirit of the Blues” Festival from noon to midnight. That’s how Ed Hickok, president of the Alpena Blues Coalition, describes the event, which is ...

DDA offering Free Family Zone Saturday

From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Alpena DDA will be hosting a free Family Zone at the Alpena Blues Festival, just outside the main festival area in front of the State Theater on 2nd Avenue. The area will have free activities for people of all ages. The DDA will be partnering with community ...

Peace Pole Pilgrimage in Alpena Sunday

Alpena’s Peace Pole Pilgrimage this year will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at All Saints Catholic Parish (St. Anne’s), and will travel to nine stations, concluding at Community of Christ on Clinton Street. This year’s theme is the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” adopted in 1948 by ...

Amateur Radio Field Day at fairgrounds

Thunder Bay Amateur Radio Club will be participating in Field Day, Amateur Radio’s Open House, starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, and going through the night into Sunday. The public is welcome to stop by the Alpena County Fairgrounds on Saturday afternoon and evening, where the club will be ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Dental hygienist luncheon today The Superior Sunrise Dental Hygienists’ Association is sponsoring a 1 CE lunch and learn program from noon to 1 p.m. today at LeFave Pharmacy and Compounding, 1202 W. Chisholm St. in Alpena. “CBD and the Use of Medicinal Cannabinoids” will be presented ...

The incredible power of choice

My daughters teach me. Everyday. I am humbled and truly touched when they express their love for me by taking time to set me straight, to help guide us into an adult parent/adult child relationship. Those years I was able to stay home with my children as they grew will forever be a blessing I ...