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Hillman VFW reports on Jan. 2 meeting

Hillman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2356 met on Jan. 2 for its regular monthly meeting, with 11 members present. On Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, they lost James “Cooter” Schulters, who had been a very active VFW member. Again this Christmas Day, the Hillman Community Christmas dinner was ...

Submissions being accepted for DDA winter banner contest

ALPENA — Downtown banners will have a new look next winter, featuring the design of a local artist. Submissions are currently being accepted for the Alpena Downtown Development Authority’s winter banner contest. The submission deadline is Jan. 31. Artwork should have a winter theme that ...

CFNEM scholarships available

ALPENA — The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) is accepting applications for its 2020 competitive scholarship season. Current and former graduates of high schools in the counties of Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle are invited to apply. Scholarship ...

United Way Socks it to Poverty

Courtesy Photo Pictured are United Way of Northeast Michigan Executive Director Joe Gentry and staffers at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena who helped with the United Way’s Sock it to Poverty Campaign by collecting underwear and socks. Thrivent Financial and Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union ...

Childhood trauma course starts Wednesday

Partners In Prevention is offering a new, free, educational four-week course for adults curious about the impact of their own Adverse Childhood Experiences and other traumatic events during childhood on their adult lives. “The Effects of Trauma — How Trauma in Developmental Years Can ...

‘The world is my studio.’

This fourth-generation painter found her niche as a tiny tot, and has been joyfully brightening up the canvas for many decades now. The talented, award-winning artist Noel Skiba will be featured at the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan in a solo exhibit, “Eclectic Retrospective,” ...

Alpena Beverage gives $1K to HHS

Courtesy Photo Alpena Beverage Co., Inc., and the Wayne Lee Golf Memorial crew recently gave a generous donation to the animals of the Huron Humane Society. HHS Animal Technicians Allie, left, and Kaitlyn, right, accept a $1,000 check on the animals’ behalf from organizer Nick Lee.

Pepsi sponsors 16 local children

Courtesy Photo Alpena Pepsi employees gave back to the community by sponsoring 16 local children from the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. They sponsored boys and girls from birth to age 17. This is the second year the Pepsi employees have sponsored this program. Above are an assortment ...

Onaway church donates pillowcases

Courtesy Photo Hand-crafted holiday pillowcases were donated by members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Onaway to the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at McLaren Northern Michigan. These pillowcases were delivered to patients in the Acute Rehabilitation Unit on Christmas Day to help brighten up ...

Northland Area Federal Credit Union to accept scholarship applications

Northland Area Federal Credit Union is accepting applications for 2020 Jerry Erickson Educational Scholarships beginning Jan. 20. Northland student members have the opportunity to earn awards to use for college expenses. “Our commitment to financial education begins with our members,” ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

NORML meeting on Monday A Town Hall style open meeting to discuss the benefits associated with “opting in” regarding the allowance of recreational marijuana will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, at Alcona Township Hall in Black River, sponsored by NE Michigan NORML (National Organization to ...

Student film competition at TBIFF later this month

ALPENA — If you’d like to sample the talent of our local youth, this film festival is for you. And if you care about preserving, enjoying and learning more about our waters, from oceans to rivers to the Great Lakes, you might want to stick around for the entire festival, which features more ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Free Family Fun Fridays at Alpena Plaza Pool Free Family Fun Fridays are offered from 6 to 8 p.m. each Friday January through March at Alpena County Plaza Pool, located at Alpena High School. These events are sponsored by the Alpena County Youth and Recreation millage and the Friends of Plaza ...

Water is essential to our future

“In time and with water, everything changes.” — Leonardo Da Vinci, Artist. In the past year of 2019, it was reported the space telescope had detected water vapor in the atmosphere of exoplanet K2-18b, orbiting a star out of Earth’s solar system, 110 light years away. Evidence of water ...

January/February classes for kids, teens and adults at Art in the Loft

Art in the Loft is offering classes in January and February for kids, teens and adults. Scholarships are available. This Saturday and Jan. 18, Feb. 1 and 15 From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. is smART (Saturday Morning Art) for kids ages 5 and older, for $15 per student. Each session is sure to ...

Senior Center January events planned

The Alpena Senior Citizens Center has many events planned for January, in addition to their regular weekly programming. Today and every Thursday, double deck pinochle is at 12:30 p.m., and needle craft group is at 1 p.m. This Friday, Widow’s Club is at 10:30 a.m., for those who need a ...

‘Totally’ kicks off concert series tonight at APlex

ALPENA — True North Radio Network and the APlex are teaming up to offer TNRN’s Winter Concert Series, starting tonight with the 1980s tribute band “Totally.” Many other concerts and comedians are also slated for this winter at the APlex. Doors open at 8 p.m. for the New Year’s Eve ...

Sportsmen’s Club gives meat to Friendship Room

Courtesy Photo From left to right, Dillion Zarski and Cody Lancaster of the Alpena Sportsmen’s Club donating 900 lbs. of wild game to Director of St. Bernard Friendship Room, Randy MacAulay.

UAW Retirees donate food, money

Courtesy Photo The Northeast Michigan UAW Retirees have been donating cash, checks and several hundred pounds of non-perishable food items monthly for more than 15 years. Friendship Room Director Randy MacAulay, above left, is seen here receiving a monthly donation from UAW Retiree and ...

K of C breakfast buffet Sunday

Alpena Knights of Columbus at 1880 Hamilton Road breakfast buffet is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, with potato pancakes, buttermilk pancakes, sausage, ham, French toast, fried potatoes, bread, rolls and beverages, for $9 per adult, $4 for ages 6 to 12, free for 5 and younger.