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A birthday for Alpena to celebrate

May 21, 2016 Alpena’s most well-known philanthropist, Jesse Besser, would have been 134 years old today. No one has given more of a legacy to Northeast Michigan over the years than he and his wif. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

May 21, 2016 More on Whip-poo-wills Q. How do you describe a whip-poor-will? A. more »»

Interview with John Miller

May 21, 2016 Every journalist on the planet has been trying to land an interview with Donald Trump's publicist John Miller. Only one did. "Thank you for talking with me, Mr. Miller," I said. "No problem. more »»

Talk to your adult children about smart financial moves

May 21, 2016 If you have children who are finishing college or embarking on their first full-time job, you obviously want them to get off to a good start in their adult and working lives. more »»

Doc: Protect your skin all year long

May 21, 2016 While we wait for warmer temperatures to arrive in Northeast Michigan, it is important to remember to protect your skin all year long. more »»

Warm welcome to visiting Rotarians

May 20, 2016 Alpena, and all of Northeast Michigan, extends a welcome to visiting Rotarians this weekend. more »»

Spend wisely, not frivolously, on disease prevention

May 19, 2016 Most of us recognize the danger of spur-of-the-moment spending decisions. We guard against marketing strategies intended to make us reach for our credit cards first and ask questions later. more »»

A community filled with givers

May 18, 2016 We are asked almost continuously to give something to a worthwhile charity. more »»

Plan to arm Libya not a good one

May 18, 2016 One can almost picture Islamic State terrorists in Libya, rubbing their hands together in glee at the thought of restocking their arsenal with advanced weaponry, courtesy of the United State. more »»

Games people used to play

May 17, 2016 Though The Encyclopedia of Play in Today’s Society was published in 2009 it only recently came to my attention. I hope I’m not too late in bringing it to yours. more »»

We should expect better than recent Obama revelation

May 17, 2016 Though it should not be unexpected, there are always shockwaves near the end of presidential administrations when someone lifts the veil and we are reminded of the way politicians really think and... more »»

Obama shouldn’t apologize for Hiroshima

May 16, 2016 President Barack Obama’s aides insist his planned visit to Hiroshima, Japan, will not include a U.S. apology for dropping an atomic bomb on that city in 1945. Good. more »»

Not much respect given to Snyder, Judge Rhodes

May 16, 2016 Legendary comedian Rodney Dangerfield is not the only guy who can't get any respect these days. A retired federal judge and a former big-shot CEO are right there behind him. Only problem is Mr. more »»

Number of chickenpox cases is alarming

May 14, 2016 The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released what we view as a very disturbing statistic this week — chickenpox cases are on the rise in the state. more »»

Holcomb’s departure a loss for Alpena

May 14, 2016 One of Alpena’s community leaders will say goodbye this summer as he and his wife begin a new life adventure in Cassopolis. more »»

The law on personal flotation devices

May 14, 2016 With the weather warming up a resident wrote in and was questioning who needs to wear life jackets when kayaking or boating in Michigan with family and friends. more »»

A successful repair ... sort of

May 14, 2016 I had a rare victory in my lifelong battle with things the other day. The belt for the self-propel on the mower broke and I decided to replace it. more »»

Use fitness to get through changes in life

May 14, 2016 Changes in life can derail your health or changes in life can be used as fuel to improve your health. You decide. One local woman did it both ways. Her story is inspirin. more »»

Intimacy with God

May 14, 2016 You have to admit it. Craving intimacy with God is not at the top of everyone's list. Intimacy, ye. more »»

Use extra caution when burning

May 13, 2016 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds residents that most of the state’s wildfires occur in three months — April, May and June. more »»



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