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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.

Looking back at 2019

It was a wild year in Northeast Michigan, from a harsh winter that kept kids out of school for most of the month of February to a summer that saw Lake Huron’s waters start to rise to record levels. The News was on the scene for much of that history-in-the-making, cameras at the ready. Here ...

Artist donates original painting for patients at Alpena Cancer Center

ALPENA — MidMichigan Health Foundation recently received a unique donation that will be hung in the Alpena Cancer Center. Artist Dorothea Sandra Vrouhas is a cancer survivor who recently moved to Northeast Michigan. After spending time in the Cancer Center, she decided to do something she ...

Girl Scouts bake more than 900 cookies

Courtesy Photo Earlier this month, Girl Scouts from several area troops got together at the Hillman VFW Hall and baked more than 77 dozen cookies of 12 different varieties which are being distributed to area police, firemen, veterans, and other groups. That amounts to more than 924 cookies. ...

Longbeards make donations

The Alpena Longbeards recently made a donation to St. Bernard Friendship Room and the Vietnam Veterans #583 for meals and Toys for Kids for Christmas.

St. Paul Girl Scouts wrap gifts for Toys for Kids

Courtesy Photo by Bronwyn Woolman The Girl Scouts of St Paul Lutheran Church recently wrapped gifts for the Vietnam Veterans. Each Scout brought gifts to wrap during the evening. The girls are pictured with Toys for Kids coordinator Tammy Kish.

Snowdrifters donate to St. Vincent de Paul

Courtesy Photo Members of the the Alpena Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club are shown making their yearly donation to the food pantry at St. Vincent de Paul. In past years, turkeys were donated for families though club member donations, but with the generously of Meijer, all dollars given are ...

K of C donates to area organizations

Courtesy Photo Knights of Columbus Alpena Council 529 recently made its annual donations from the Knights of Columbus M.I. Tootsie Roll Drive. Donations totaled just over $1000 each to the following organizations. Pictured from left to right are Art Mucciante Jr., 529 Grand Knight, Theresa ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Senior Center casino trip Monday A 501 River Tours Casino Trip to Turtle Creek Casino in Williamsburg will be held on Monday. The trip is $40 per person, which must be paid in advance of getting on the bus. Arrive at the Alpena Senior Citizens Center at 8 a.m. before the bus departs at 9 ...

Kiwanis Club donates 100 quilts for preemies at Mott Children’s Hospital

As part of a yearlong effort to provide quilts for Ann Arbor’s Brandon Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital inside University of Michigan Hospital, quilting groups have been busy creating quilts to cover the isolettes for premature babies. Babies are flown to Mott ...

MSU Extension offers new beginning farmers series online

People who are exploring new farm businesses will benefit from participating in the MSU Extension 2020 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. From January to April, MSU Extension will offer 13 online Wednesday evening programs that provide valuable start-up information on general and more specific ...

ALL presents January classes

The Association of Lifelong Learners is offering many interesting classes in January, in addition to regular weekly programming. Classes are listed below. For more information, or to join ALL, call 989-358-7207 or visit www.associationoflifelonglearners.org. Unless otherwise noted, programs ...

Museum to accept ‘Winter Blues’ entries

The Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan is hosting its third annual “Winter Blues” non-juried art exhibit, open to Michigan artists of all ages. Entries can be in any medium. The composition must consist of 60% blue hues. All entries must be original works of art and have been completed ...

Shoe Year’s Day Hike Jan. 4

Shoe Year’s Day Hike will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Besser Natural Area, Rockport State Recreation Area. Start off 2020 on the right foot with a hike. Join the Friends of Rockport/Besser Natural Area to hike the beautiful trails at Besser Natural Area. Bring snow ...

Thunder Bay Folk Society gets MCACA grant

The Thunder Bay Folk Society has been awarded a grant of $3,200 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 561 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2019 funding. Organizations receiving ...

Presque Isle Turkey Trackers donate to local food pantries

The Presque Isle Turkey Trackers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) recently donated $500 to the Presque Isle Food Pantry (Beth Getzinger) and $500 to God Loves You Food Pantry located in the Grand Lake area (Dawn Barrett). Checks were presented by Lisa Ataman, ...