Cruise season begins in Alpena

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ALPENA — Great Lakes cruise season in Alpena kicked off on Monday, as the Viking cruise ship Octantis anchored in Thunder Bay and shuttle boats transported its passengers to Alpena for onshore excursions. This is the third year Viking has included Alpena as one of its stops on its Great ...

Grace Episcopal to host chicken dinner Saturday

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LACHINE — Grace Episcopal Church will host its annual grilled chicken dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Long Rapids Township Hall. The cost is $15 per person. The menu includes grilled chicken, sauerkraut and kielbasa, real mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade dressing, buttered corn, ...

Alpena hospital receives A in safety again

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ALPENA — MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena scored an A in a safety survey this spring from Washington-based hospital watchdog group Leapfrog. That’s the Alpena hospital’s second time in a row receiving an A for the safety survey, a vast improvement over the spring 2023 grade Leapfrog ...

May is Women’s Health Month

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ALPENA — Women’s Health Month is observed annually in May and officially kicks off with National Women’s Health Week, from May 12 to 18, in which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health highlights women’s health issues and encourages women of ...