Lifestyles

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 ...

Lions hear from AMA-ESD July 9

At the July 9 meeting of the Alpena Lions Club, District Governor Dave Zeller presented Lion Scott Foerstner with the Lions Club International Centennial Service Challenge Patch for 2017-2018. Superintendent Scott Reynolds of the Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District ...

New Art in the Loft classes offered

Upcoming Art in the Loft classes have been announced. Scholarships are available for most classes. To apply, visit www.artintheloft.org. Scholarship applications are linked at the bottom of the class registration pages. Art in the Loft requests that only one scholarship application be ...

K of C Coats for Kids drive a success

Courtesy Photo The Alpena Knights of Columbus Council 529 concluded their annual Coats for Kids drive by presenting 50 items of winter clothing to volunteers at the Children’s Closet. The items have a total retail value of $3,775. The Knights purchased the items from J.C. Penney’s and ...

Garden Club met July 8

The July meeting of the Alpena Garden Club was held Monday, July 8, at the 19th Hole. Kay Breckenbridge opened the meeting, and presented a pamphlet from the Rivers Edge facility planned at the Duck Park. Garden questions were discussed, and the members were invited to visit Dave ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Lunch Bunch today The League of Women Voters of Alpena County invites anyone interested to Lunch Bunch, an informal monthly lunch discussion of current issues and other topics of interest. The luncheon is at noon today at the Alpena Golf Club, 1135 E. Golf Course Rd. Reservations are not ...

Don’t let go — Hope is nigh

Often when we are in the midst of a difficult time, a trying moment, we lose sight of how far we’ve come. What we are capable of accomplishing and what we think we can do are frequently at different ends of a spectrum. There are any number of life events that can significantly impact us. ...

Posen High held 55th reunion

Courtesy Photo Above are those who attended the 55th reunion of the Posen High School Class of 1964, which was held on June 29, at the Wozniak hunting camp in Posen. Pictured here, from left to right, are Chester Marculewicz, Roy Haselhuhn, Ronald Misiak, James Smigelski, Barbara (Purol) ...

Visiting Rabbi at Temple Beth-El

Temple Beth-El, one of the few remaining 19th century synagogues in the country, is pleased to welcome a guest rabbi visiting on Saturday, and would like to invite the community to join them in Sabbath services. Temple Beth-El will welcome Rabbi Maya Leibovich to the synagogue Saturday. ...

River Rats kids programs at Island Park

Summer River Rats outdoor education program continues today at Duck Park in Alpena. Programs are from 11 a.m. to noon today, and Tuesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 25. All programs are free and open to elementary students, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Today’s ...

Lions install board, welcome new member

Courtesy Photos The Alpena Lions held a special evening dinner on July 2 for the installation of the new board and to welcome a new member. Pictured above is newly inducted member Juanita Lillie in center. At left is Past District Governor Barb Durflinger, and at Lillie’s right is her ...

Brown Trout Festival film tonight

Courtesy Photo “Big Brownie: The O’fish’al Story” is playing tonight at Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. Learn about the 40-year run of the Michigan Brown Trout Festival in the Sanctuary Cinema Series.

Presque Isle Home and Garden Tour on Saturday

The Rogers City Women’s Civic League and Presque Isle County Historical Museum have released a list of the properties that will be included on their 2019 Home and Garden Tour that will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. For $10 apiece, participants will tour five homes, an inn, the ...