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Listen to your inner voice

July 8, 2014 It wasn’t my idea to start writing this column. I was actually apprehensive about it because, contrary to what is shown on the surface, I’m uncomfortable with public attention. more »»

Oh, I love those delicious strawberries

July 5, 2014 I love strawberries. This time of year, when Northeast Michigan strawberries are at their peak, I could eat strawberries for breakfast, lunch and dinner. more »»

Local sanctuary shows how to be emulated

July 5, 2014 Last weekend visitors from around the world gathered in Alpena for the remotely operated vehicle international competitio. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

July 5, 2014 Beach Boys Q. Two friends ask, "Did the Beach Boys ever perform a concert in Alpena?" A. Not as far as anyone remembers. more »»

Have a safe, happy, fun-filled Fourth holiday

July 4, 2014 It’s arrived — Northeast Michigan’s unofficial homecoming. more »»

Finding world events interesting

July 2, 2014 “May you live in interesting times” — Ancient Chinese verse In economic terms we are doing just that. more »»

Proof that other countries rely on the US too much

July 2, 2014 An example of what can happen when other countries become too reliant on the United States to defend them can be seen in Iraq. more »»

’Tis the season to be busy, active

July 1, 2014 Let’s take an imaginary ride to my house. I’ll drive. When you get in my vehicle you will notice there is sand on the floor. more »»

Time for transparency for veterans care

July 1, 2014 “Significant and chronic system failures” have occurred at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a just-concluded White House investigation. more »»

Gold medal team or historic auto — what’s in a name?

June 28, 2014 I read with interest Friday’s sports story of yet another Junior hockey team destined for Alpena this fal. more »»

Region, like state, is growing older

June 28, 2014 While not necessarily something we haven’t already known, Michigan in general, and this region in particular, is growing older. Census figures made available this week confirmed that fac. more »»

Alpena plays host to global ROV teams

June 27, 2014 Welcome all Marine Advanced Technology Education teams, and their families, to Northeast Michigan! Teams from across the globe are gathered in Alpena today through Saturday for the continuation of... more »»

This is serious business

June 25, 2014 Using illegal methods to harm one’s political opponents, then lying to cover it up, is serious business, as former President Richard Nixon learned. more »»

Americans will pay in the long run

June 24, 2014 History is of full of episodes in which governments unable to cope with violent uprisings asked for military help from their neighbors. more »»

15 minutes to a better Alpena

June 24, 2014 Never underestimate the generosity of small town locally owned business. My husband and I recently opened our own business. more »»

Let’s make visitors feel welcome

June 23, 2014 This week the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is playing host to the 13th annual Marine Advanced Technology Education International Competition with teams coming from all around the world to... more »»

A great way to start the summer

June 21, 2014 Summer has officially arrived. And with it comes a full slate of activities throughout the region. more »»

Shorebird project creating fun look

June 21, 2014 Some would contend The Alpena News went “to the birds” a long time ago. Faithful readers, like Chris Witulski, know better. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

June 21, 2014 Starlite/Mich-e-ke-wis boundaries Q. Several groups enjoying picnics at Alpena's Starlite Beach Pavilion have had discussions about where Starlite Beach ends, and where Mich-e-ke-wis Park begins. more »»



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