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Children's Closet finds new home

April 18, 2014 Two local organizations dedicated to providing children’s clothing to those in need now operate under the same roo. more »»

Children's performer with positive message to visit four area schools

April 17, 2014 Children’s performer and recording artist Carol Johnson of Grand Rapids will give multiple concerts next week in four area elementary schools in conjunction with Earth Day on April 22. more »»

Hydaker-Wheatlake makes donation to ACC

April 16, 2014 The Alpena Community College utility technology program recently received a donation of rubber insulating gloves and sleeves from the Hydaker-Wheatlake Co. of Reed City. more »»

Helping to 'pink' things up

April 14, 2014 Accounting students at Alpena Community College are helping to Pink up the Town. more »»

CFNEM Kellogg Youth Fund grants announced

April 12, 2014 In March, the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan approved the following grants from the Kellogg Youth Fund as recommended by the Youth Advisory Council. more »»

Historic one-room schoolhouse

April 11, 2014 Retired teacher Midge Connon remembers a time when creature comforts like running water and indoor plumbing weren’t automatic givens at country schools throughout the district. more »»

Shore birds

April 10, 2014 Come warmer weather, flocks of shore birds should begin cropping up in prominent spaces all around Alpena. more »»

Tutors needed for READ program

April 9, 2014 Volunteer Cindy Berkey currently tutors an English as a Second Language (ESL) student for the READ Adult Literacy Program. more »»

Library to host Baby Farm Animal Day

April 9, 2014 Area children will have a chance to see and even pet a variety of baby farm animals this weekend at the Alpena County Librar. more »»

ACC lecture slated on textiles as art and industry

April 7, 2014 With many of today’s clothes made in countries overseas, people can’t help but wonder whether fabric production could ever again be a sustainable industry in the United States. more »»

Community Concert Association presents 2013-14 season finale

April 7, 2014 Alpena Community Concert Association will present its final concert of the 2013-14 season on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Alpena High School Auditorium. more »»

2014 Alcona Arts Retreat shaping up

April 5, 2014 Back for a third consecutive year, the 2014 Alcona Arts Retreat once again offers a three-day series of art and writing workshops inspired by the woods and waters of Northeast Michigan. more »»

Local group hosts poetry readings

April 4, 2014 To celebrate National Poetry Month in April, the Susan Lane Foundation has scheduled two poetry events open to the public. On April 10 at 6 p.m. more »»

Sunrise Artists of Michigan exhibiting at Besser Museum

April 3, 2014 Members of the Sunrise Artists of Michigan currently are exhibiting at the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan. The public is invited to meet some of the artists on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. more »»

TBT farce a 'necessary' pick for some good laughs

April 2, 2014 With Thunder Bay Theatre’s current production, “Unnecessary Farce,” billed as a show of two cops, three crooks and eight doors, it begged the question of how TBT could pull off that many... more »»

Young Artists Exhibit opens this week at Art in the Loft

March 31, 2014 The 12th Annual Young Artists Exhibit, featuring the artwork of approximately 600 students from Northeast Michigan, opens Thursday at Art in the Loft and runs through April 26. more »»

Thunder Bay Arts Council concert coming up Friday

March 31, 2014 Thunder Bay Arts Council presents the Mountain Town Singers this Friday in the Alpena High School Auditorium. Headquartered in Mt. more »»

Alpena and Montmorency counties partner for 4-H Achievement Day

March 29, 2014 More than 30 4-H’ers from Alpena and Montmorency counties came together March 15 for Achievement Day. more »»

Putting a creative focus on decision-making

March 29, 2014 The current reigning Miss Sunrise Side, Paige Lewandowski, believes strongly in her winning platform, Raising Youth’s Potential. more »»

Borke wins Optimist Oratorical Contest

March 28, 2014 The Optimist Club of Alpena recently held its annual Oratorical Contest open to all area youth 18 years old and under. more »»



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