Lifestyles

Last chance for book sale

Monday at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline for logging and recording for Wandoo Reader for the Alpena County Library’s Summer Book Club. There will be no access to Wandoo Reader after this time. Wednesday will be the Carnival Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the APlex.

Alpena LWV members attend state convention

The League of Women Voters of Alpena County was represented at the state convention of LWV of Michigan in Livonia by local LWV members Carolyn Medford, Dottie Haase, Doris Feys and Mary O’Neil. They joined over 200 people to celebrate the 100th birthday of the League of Women Voters of ...

Scholarship recipient

Courtesy Photo Denise Chapman, center, is the 2019 recipient of the William S. Moors Scholarship. She accepts the award from Charlie Negro, left, and Brian Shumaker. Chapman is currently working full-time at the Alpena North Branch as a POD Specialist and taking classes through Alpena ...

ACC Foundation golf scramble Aug. 17

The Alpena Community College Foundation is calling all golfers for the foundation’s annual Scramble for Scholarships. Since its inception in 1996, the Robert M. Granum Scramble for Scholarships has raised more than $386,000 providing hundreds of scholarships to assist students attending ...

Temple Beth-El welcomes visiting rabbi Friday

Temple Beth-El has two events happening. On Friday, Rabbi Howard Morrison will lead the Sabbath Service at Temple Beth-El, 125 E. White St., Alpena. Potluck dinner begins at 6 p.m. with a presentation entitled, “The Saddest of Times and The Happiest of Times.” This will be followed by ...

Upcoming events at the Alpena Senior Citizen Center

Today ¯ Double Deck Pinochle at 12:30 pm. and Needle Craft Group at 1 pm. ¯ Live music with Carole & Company. Dinner from 5-6 p.m. and entertainment from 6-8 p.m. Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and strawberry shortcake. Over 60 $3.50 suggested donation, ...

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Final events for Summer Book Club at library The Alpena County Library is sponsoring Mat Emerick Clowning and Juggling from 10-11 a.m. today as part of its Summer Book Club. As a reminder, the reading log and reporting deadline is Aug. 5 at 11:59 p.m. Summer Book Club wraps up Tuesday ...

Rockport to host celebration for state parks 100th anniversary

Rockport State Recreation Area is celebrating the Michigan State Park Centennial will a full slate of activities on Friday and Saturday. Rockport is the 100th state park and organizers wanted to do it up right. “In our opinion, we are one of the best and most diverse parks in Michigan,” ...

St. Gabriel to celebrate 125th anniversary Saturday

BLACK RIVER — It’s quite an accomplishment to be 125 years old and still standing. St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Black River has withstood the test of time, celebrating its 125th anniversary Saturday. Festivities will begin at 3 p.m. with the opening of a time capsule that was buried a ...

Winners announced

Courtesy Photo The Norway Party Store and the Alpena Longbeards sponsored their annual wild turkey contest for the 2019 season. There were 43 entries, with the winner decided on the most points based on spur and beard length. Both received a plaque and shared the prize money. Left to right, ...

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7th Night of the 7th Moon cruise Aug. 8 Alpena Shipwreck Tours is hosting The 7th Night of the 7th Moon Cruise on Aug. 8. The cruise will take place on the Lake Michigan, which is docked behind the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 W. Fletcher Street. Boarding begins at 8 p.m. with ...

TBT’s ‘Carousel’ deftly handles dark subject

July may be nearing its end, but “June is Bustin’ Out All Over!” at Thunder Bay Theatre. It’s not all fun and games at this carnival, though. An energetic cast brings to light some dark subject matter in “Carousel,” including racism, domestic violence and suicide, but the themes ...

DNR officer speaks to Lions

Jessica Curtis, a conservation officer with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, was the speaker Tuesday at the Alpena Lions Club meeting. She spoke about changes coming for the upcoming hunting seasons, as well as how she came to be an officer in Alpena County, and answered questions ...

Girl Scouts hear presentations about animal control, outdoors safety

Girl Scout troops of St. Paul Lutheran Church recently invited Deputy Michelle Reid, along with shelter technician Niki Halleck, to share information about the animal control shelter. Four Cadettes from Troop 1033 are working toward their Silver Award and they organized a donation of supplies ...

Besser Company supports Van Lare Hall project

As ground breaking day for Alpena Community College’s Van Lare Hall renovation project draws near, the ACC Foundation is wrapping up the final stages of its Healthy Futures Start Here campaign. ACC’s neighbor to the east, employee-owned Besser Company, is keeping the momentum alive with ...

Hubbard Lake association donates $5K to Huron Pines for improvements

On Thursday, July 18, five members of Hubbard Lake Sportsman and Improvement Association (HLSIA) met with Brad Jensen, executive director of Huron Pines at the Hubbard Lake Preserve, 720 Holiday Inn Road, Hubbard Lake, to present him with a check for $5,000 to be used to improve the ...

Keegan Ingle graduates from GVSU

Keegan Ingle graduated on April 26 from Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business with a bachelor’s degree. Ingle earned the degree in Finance and Business Economics, with a minor in Psychology, and was a student of GVSU’s Honors College. Ingle earned recognition on ...

Everett Haske earns degree

Everett M. Haske graduated from Kirtland Community College on May 4, 2019. He completed the Heating Ventilation AC Refrigeration course and graduated Cum Laude. He is employed by Lakeshore Plumbing and Heating in Alpena. He is the son of Matthew and Ruby Haske of Alpena.

Local students graduate, earn honors at CMU

Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant has announced its graduates and honors students for its spring 2019 semester. Local students who earned degrees include: Alpena: Brianne Becker, BSED; Matthew Belanger, BS; Ryan Cadarette, BSBA; Corey Daleski, MA; Dylan Goike, BFA; JoLee Greer, ...

Local students graduate Grand Valley

More than 3,200 Grand Valley State University students participated in commencement ceremonies in April at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. Local students who graduated from GVSU at the conclusion of the winter 2019 semester include: Alpena: Avance Devers, BS; Jonathan Englund, MSW; ...