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Shop downtown, keep small businesses alive

November 29, 2013 It is so important to take Saturday to shop our small town businesses in the downtown area. more »»

Attack on teenager about gay marriage was wrong

November 29, 2013 This letter is in response to Rose Raible's incursion on Erica Wozniak's comment regarding support same sex marriage. more »»

Art Sytek was a pioneer in local preservation

November 28, 2013 Reading the recent feature article in The Alpena News about the local sinkholes and seeing the sign boards that the late Art Sytek built, brought back the time when he was very involved in... more »»

Liked hockey supplement; puzzled by cover

November 28, 2013 Read with interest the delightful Nov. 20 40th anniversary edition/supplement on AHS (Alpena High School) varsity hocke. more »»

To your health — not such a Nutty idea

November 28, 2013 People who eat nuts live longer than those who don't, and the nuttier the better. more »»

Downtown Alpena is a beautiful sight to see

November 27, 2013 I've lived about four years in the Petoskey/Harbor Springs area, and every time I'd drive along 131, I'd crest that hill in front of the hospital, the harbor would come suddenly into view — gorgeou... more »»

Hats off to businesses closed on Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013 Triple Kudos to Dollar Tree and Neiman's Family Market for be "closed" on Thanksgiving Day. May you be thankful for and enjoy your day with family and friends. God Bless. more »»

National reports aren’t fair to our local DMV

November 27, 2013 I think it is time to defend our local DMV office. News reports across the country, regarding Obamacare, have been comparing the Obamacare roll-out and the law itself to the DMV. more »»

AMVETS is there to serve, help all veterans

November 25, 2013 A good friend of ours who lives in Florida has been visiting us. We have been taking him around Alpena to show him the area and recently took him to the Wilson Township Park. more »»

Wilson Township Park is a very nice place

November 25, 2013 A good friend of ours who lives in Florida has been visiting us. We have been taking him around Alpena to show him the area and recently took him to the Wilson Township Park. more »»

Downside of fracking not discussed at meetings

November 22, 2013 Meetings were held from Oscoda to Alpena about HVH fracking, yet the downside was not presented. DEQ misleads the public when it states 12,000 wells have been fracked 52 years safely. more »»

Andrew at Little Caesar’s a terrific worker

November 22, 2013 In this age of entitlement — where everyone thinks they are owed something for nothing, and people are too good to work at a McDonald's — its nice to see a young person who works with such... more »»

Anschuetz mittens donation much appreciated

November 22, 2013 The staff and students of Besser Elementary School would like to express our gratitude to the kind people at Cliff Anschuetz Chevrolet for the generous donation of many boxes of mittens and gloves... more »»

Secretary of State’s office not doing its job

November 22, 2013 My wife recently received a letter from our Secretary of State regarding a traffic ticket she received. more »»

There are ways to cut down obesity epidemic

November 22, 2013 I had to laugh at the article in the Nov 14 paper titled, doctors are told to get serious about obesity. more »»

More support for different plaza location

November 22, 2013 I totally (totally) agree with Doris Lance and Jim Masters. Preserve and resurface our existing downtown parking. Build a park and bike path along the lovely riverside off 3rd. more »»

Knowledge has value, please seek answers

November 22, 2013 How do you put value on the really important things in your life? Your family, your country, your freedoms? I realized long ago the very best and most critical economic returns lie within our... more »»

Rethinking gift giving for this Christmas

November 22, 2013 The holiday season is coming and after last year's experience with our granddaughter I vowed to change my way of giving. more »»

Synthetic, sugary drinks should be avoided

November 22, 2013 Over the years, popular sports drinks have been distributed to children as a healthy way to replenish electrolytes lost during a sporting event. Nothing could be farther from the truth. more »»

Biochemical imbalance not right explanation

November 21, 2013 Kudos should certainly be given for the efforts at suicide prevention at Alpena High School that was cited in the Nov. more »»



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