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Looking back at 25 years of local theater

January 31, 2015 Without realizing it until I went back and did a quick calculation, during this five-part series I have mentioned more than 140 different people who had a significant hand in giving the community... more »»

Top picks from 2010 to 2014

January 31, 2015 ? 2010 – The Dixie Swim Club – Director Mark Butterfuss – Comedy An all-star cast of local actresses – Terry Carlson, Carol Witherbee, Bunny Lyon, Heather Nordenbrock and Lisa Rhea – signed on to... more »»

New exhibits at Besser Museum

January 30, 2015 With the start of a new year, Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan put together multiple new exhibits for visitors to learn about furniture, art, maps and photograph. more »»

Lloyd Douglas to play Corsair Concert Series with new band

January 30, 2015 Local music legend Lloyd Douglas will kick off the 23rd annual Corsair Concert Series with his new band, Detour. The concert takes place Saturday at 7:30 p.m. more »»

MSBOA district bands play Saturday in Alpena

January 30, 2015 The 2015 Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association District 9 junior and senior all star bands will rehearse and perform in Alpena this weekend. more »»

65 years of faithful organ playing

January 29, 2015 Many members at Long Rapids First Congregational Church view Elsie Lumsden like family. For 65 years, she’s been there to play the organ at the weddings and funerals of their loved ones. more »»

A kind of human hibernation

January 29, 2015 Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action. - Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man We tend to think of animals when we think of the term hibernation: bear, wood frogs, hedgehog. more »»

Zonta Walks for Women Event nets $24,826

January 28, 2015 The Zonta Club of Alpena recently distributed the net proceeds of $24,826 from the Oct. 4, 2014, Zonta Walks for Women Breast Cancer Awareness Walk/5K Ru. more »»

Wildlife Sanctuary Board discusses Festivus party, management plan

January 28, 2015 The Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board continued a discussion of a management plan for Island Park at the Jan. 15 meeting. Members also discussed future plans, including the Festivus party on Feb. more »»

NEMROC speakers address Lions

January 28, 2015 John Faber and Joe Garant, both coordinators at the North Eastern Michigan Rehabilitation and Opportunity Center, Inc., were the speakers at last week’s Alpena Lions Club meeting. more »»

Ladies Auxiliary 2496 conducts January session

January 26, 2015 The regular meeting of Ladies Auxiliary 2496 was called to order by President Sarah James on Jan. 13. There were 12 members present and one visitor, District President Arvella. more »»

MOC Auxiliary members needed to help with bingo

January 26, 2015 Military Order of the Cooties Pup Tent 96 held a monthly meeting Jan. 20 with President Patty Kucharek presiding. more »»

Looking back at 25 years of local theater

January 24, 2015 During the last quarter of a century, I’ve seen a lot of talented people come through the doors of Thunder Bay Theatre. more »»

Top picks from 2005 to 2009

January 24, 2015 ? 2005 – On Golden Pond – Director Hal Adams – Drama Chip Lavely and Karen Thompson, close friends in real life, infused their roles in TBT’s stage adaptation of the award-winning “On Golden Pond”... more »»

Dine and dance with TBAC to raise money for the arts

January 23, 2015 Thunder Bay Arts Council invites the community to a special event next weekend aimed at supporting the arts. Dinner and Dancing for the Arts takes place Jan. more »»

Thunder Bay Theatre ready for a new season

January 22, 2015 Preparations for another season at Thunder Bay Theatre are in full swing this month with the anticipated arrival of several new company members, and full-scale plans for a children’s show, a high... more »»

DKG offers scholarships

January 22, 2015 Alpha Xi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honorary organization for women educators, will award two scholarships in the spring of 2015. more »»

Making a movie

January 21, 2015 You can take the girl out of Hollywood, but you can’t take Hollywood out of the girl. more »»

Help Alpena County Library win a grant

January 19, 2015 Today through Sunday, local residents can play a big part in helping Alpena County Library win a grant. more »»

Besser Museum looks to update planetarium

January 19, 2015 As the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan looks ahead to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, plans are in the works to bring the museum’s 50-year-old planetarium equipment into the digital... more »»



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