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Community Ed teachers sought

January 15, 2016 If you have a skill, hobby or expertise you love to share, the Alpena Community College Community Education program is looking for you. more »»

Snowed in: it’s a choice

January 14, 2016 Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood. more »»

Folk Society recaps year, elects board members

January 11, 2016 The Thunder Bay Folk Society (TBFS) recently held its annual meeting at the Judith A. Stillion Conference Room at Alpena County Library. more »»

TBJHS students selected for district All-Star Band

January 11, 2016 Thunder Bay Junior High School students recently auditioned and were selected to perform in the MSBOA District 9 All-Star Band. more »»

Power of Parenting workshop Jan. 19

January 11, 2016 Power of Parenting workshops resume in Alpena Jan. 19 with a presentation titled “How to Be a Trauma-Informed Parent. more »»

‘Happy Birthday, Wanda June’ playing at Alpena Civic Theatre

January 8, 2016 First-time Alpena Civic Theatre Director Joe Rybarczyk picked an interesting piece on which to cut his teeth – an absurdist comedy by author Kurt Vonnegut. more »»

Zonta Club of Alpena offers four scholarships

January 8, 2016 Aneka Wagner, chair of the scholarship committee, announced that the Zonta Club of Alpena will be awarding four scholarships totaling $3,100 for the 2016-17 academic year to deserving area wome. more »»

Options Pregnancy Center provides support

January 7, 2016 A grand opening celebration of the headquarters for an Options Pregnancy Center in Alpena will take place Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. more »»

Hillman Area Chamber of Commerce plans to put out membership directory

January 6, 2016 The regular meeting of the Hillman Area Chamber of Commerce was held in December at Patchwood Plaza and included a discussion of the annual Buck Pole and whether a new pole should be built in the... more »»

Alcona robotics team to hold kickoff event

January 6, 2016 The Alcona Tool Cats will host a 2016 First Robotics kickoff celebration Saturday at 9 a,m. in the Alcona High School Auditorium. more »»

Maintenance Team at Lafarge makes a difference locally

January 4, 2016 Annually, the Lafarge Maintenance Team raises money to provide Thanksgiving baskets for families in need. more »»

Wildlife Sanctuary Board discusses ongoing projects

January 4, 2016 At the recent meeting of the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board, members heard progress reports on the Ice Fishing Tournament, the River Center and Island Park plantings. more »»

MCACA minigrant funds now available

January 4, 2016 The application deadline for local nonprofits seeking a Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs minigrant has been set for Jan. 15. more »»

MOC Auxiliary gives award to membership chair Betty Olsen

January 4, 2016 The Military Order of the Cooties Pup Tent 96 Auxiliary held a monthly meeting on Dec. 15 with President Patty Kucharek presiding. more »»

Alpena YVC recognizes volunteer

January 4, 2016 Trey Manning has been chosen to be the December Volunteer of the Month for the Boys and Girls Club of Alpena Youth Volunteer Corp. He is the son of Traci Manning and Troy Wardlaw. more »»

Looking ahead to TBT spring season

January 2, 2016 Though he’s already nailed down the playbill for all of 2016 and cast a number of community members for the spring season of shows, Thunder Bay Theatre Artistic Director Jeffrey Mindock took some... more »»

New show opens next week at ACT

December 31, 2015 Most people versed in American literature recognize Kurt Vonnegut as a countercultural, satirical and sometimes controversial novelist best known for “Slaughterhouse Five. more »»

Building on 2015: keep after it

December 31, 2015 Predicting rain doesn’t count, building arks does. Jimmy Buffet We all know the conversations that begin around the holidays. more »»

Community Foundation sets increase in grant awards

December 28, 2015 The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan, which serves Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties, announces an increase in the maximum amount area nonprofits can request for the... more »»

Hubbard Lake resident celebrates 100th birthday

December 28, 2015 Margaret Boelter of Hubbard Lake is celebrating her 100th birthday today. She was born on Dec. 28, 1915 in Saginaw. Margaret had three older brothers. She married George Boelter on June 12, 1937. more »»



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