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CFNEM grants available

The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) is accepting grant applications for the summer 2020 grant cycles of its Community Impact Grant, and the Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) Grant. All nonprofit agencies with a 501(c)(3) IRS designation, schools, churches ...

VIRUS DIARY: Sweden stayed open. I stayed home.

STOCKHOLM — Early April. A buzz of my phone. “Free for a walk?” asks a friend. Another notification. “Coffee on Wednesday?” “Come for drinks!” I’m at a loss. I’m working remotely from Stockholm, out of the London office. Long shifts producing stories on how swaths of the ...

Remembering our heroes

Vietnam Veteran John Tinker, who has been the sexton at the Long Rapids Cemetery for seven years, has been decorating the Long Rapids Cemetery for Memorial Day for the past 10 years. The Sunday School children from Long Rapids First Congregational Church help him every year. In this picture, he ...

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 2 p.m. — “Line ...

Students win American history writing contest

Congratulations to Sarah Brown, 6th grade student at Thunder Bay Junior High School in Alpena. Brown was Chief Shawano Chapter’s 6th grade first place winner in the 2019-2020 American History Essay Contest, The Voyage of the Mayflower, sponsored by the National Society Daughters of the ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Longbeards meeting canceled The Alpena Longbeards will not have their monthly meeting on Tuesday due to the closures still in effect and limiting of number of people allowed. If any questions need to be addressed please call Edith at 989-354-4964. Marine Corps meetings to begin The ...

Drive-in concerts rock on

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The last time bassist Jon Jones played a concert with his country group Eli Young Band was March 8. He hopes to hit the stage again in June to launch a new drive-in concert series in his first return to live music with fans since the devastating coronavirus. “This ...

Brightening up the world one brushstroke at a time

ALPENA — For the past six years, Jessica Leeck has immersed herself in painting. It relaxes her to let the brush hit the canvas, or in this case, the fence, and just let her imagination flow. Leeck, 18, recently finished painting a larger-than-life mural of bright yellow flowers and a giant ...

Campus Corner: Thompson graduates Mich. Tech

Spencer Thompson graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He earned an Outstanding EET Graduate Award for exceptional service as a teaching assistant in the transition to remote instruction. He is the son of Scott and Lisa Thompson of Grand Rapids, and the ...

Campus Corner: Darmofal graduates U of M

Abigail A. Darmofal graduated on May 2 from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, College of Literature, Science and Arts with a Bachelor of Computer Science degree. She was a member of the U of M Pops Orchestra and the Campus Symphony Orchestra. Darmofal is the daughter of Dr. David L. ...

Campus Corner: Emily Losinski earns M.D.

Emily Losinski recently earned her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Central Michigan University College of Medicine. A virtual graduation ceremony took place on May 22. Losinski successfully matched into a urology residency at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and will begin her five-year ...

Campus Corner

MacMaster graduates Albion Alpena’s Sarah MacMaster graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Albion College with a degree in biology with a minor in Spanish, awarded summa cum laude. MacMaster also received a Lyman S.V. Judson Endowed Award in Biological Science. MacMaster is the child of Donald ...

Posen grads honored with banners

Courtesy Photo Most 2020 high school seniors across the U.S. lost the opportunity for a traditional graduation ceremony due to the COVID-19 epidemic. At Posen Consolidated Schools, the Posen Sports Boosters felt a need to honor their graduates and found a unique and highly visible way to do ...

What a catch!

Courtesy Photo While fishing in Thunder Bay, Shirley Jones and husband, Tom, landed this beautiful Brown Trout.

Virtual groundbreaking planned for Alpena’s new patient tower

ALPENA — Even in the midst of a global pandemic, construction for the long-awaited patient tower at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena is set to begin. To celebrate this milestone, a virtual groundbreaking will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. This is the first virtual event of its kind held by ...

Lions, Austin Brothers team up to make hand sanitizer

Earlier this month, the Alpena Lions Club, on behalf of District 11E2, applied for and received a $10,000 grant from Lions Club International to allow the club to work with Austin Brothers Beer Co. to produce hand sanitizer. Austin Brothers is working with Grand Traverse Distillery to create ...

A solemn tribute

Courtesy Photo Gary Seinko, of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2356 in Hillman, participated in the National playing of taps at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day.

Don’t let fear and isolation zap your ability to spread kindness

“We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it as not as dreadful as it appears, discovering that we have the strength to stare it down.” — Eleanor Roosevelt Boy was she right. We have been dealing with something new — ...

Seniors get diplomas on racetracks, chairlifts amid virus

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Immediately after giving his valedictorian speech, high school senior Philip Root, still clad in his cap and gown, climbed into a borrowed race car and drove up to the finish line at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With the yellow tassel of his graduation cap flapping in the ...

Alpena Medical Center pioneers rural surgery program

ALPENA — MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena has received recognition from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for being the first hospital to participate in the Rural Surgery Verification and Quality Improvement Program. The goal of the Rural Surgery Verification Program is to assist rural ...