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Fall Harvest Fossil Fest this Saturday

October 2, 2014 For the second weekend in a row, Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan expects to be a hub of activity. more »»

And that’s the way it was...

October 2, 2014 In 1954, when I was a junior at Alpena Catholic Central High School, I took driver’s training. Charles Purcell, who was also band director, was instructo. more »»

Miss Sunrise Side Pageant informational meeting set

October 1, 2014 The Miss Sunrise Side Scholarship Pageant will be awarding more $7,000 in scholarships to local contestants at this year’s show. There is an informational meeting this Sunday at 1 p.m. at the APle. more »»

Grant writing workshop offered

October 1, 2014 Alpena Community College announces the availability of openings in a comprehensive four-week Grant Writing workshop beginning Oct. 7. The series is taught by Dr. more »»

TBT goes with comedy, ‘Cheating Cheaters,’ for fall season opener

September 29, 2014 To start off its new fall season, Thunder Bay Theatre returns to the comedy of John Patrick, a playwright popular with local audiences. more »»

Only known Alpena Flyer restored

September 27, 2014 Many may not realize it, but for a short time in the early 1900s, Alpena jumped full fledged into the rapidly growing automobile industry with the production of a light, inexpensive car called the... more »»

ALL holds quarterly Happening, announces fall schedule of classes

September 27, 2014 The Association of Lifelong Learners recently kicked off its autumn programming with a Happening event at the Alpena County Library. more »»

Peace Coalition bringing in speaker

September 26, 2014 By DIANE SPEER News Lifestyles Editor Alpena Peace Coalition is bringing in a well-known speaker and political activist next week in conjunction with the organization’s month-long 30 Days of Peace... more »»

Alpena Reads events planned prior to visit by poet Philip Levine

September 26, 2014 In anticipation of a talk by former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine, Alpena County Library has put together a schedule of related Alpena Reads events. more »»

Local author to give book signing Saturday

September 26, 2014 Betty (Lee) Bordine of Alpena will sign copies of her recently published book, “Growing Up in the 30’s and 40’s” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Olivet Book and Gift. more »»

Small town, big dreams: Getting out through digging in

September 25, 2014 “. . . the suburbs have no charms to soothe the restless dreams of youth Drawn like moths we drift into the city. . . just to feel the living night. more »»

24 acts lined up for weekend Thunder Bay Folk Festival

September 25, 2014 A total of 24 acts are lined up for the first ever Thunder Bay Folk Festival, slated for Friday and Saturday at the Alpena Antique Tractor and Steam Engine Showgrounds at 6850 French Road. more »»

Zonta finalizes plans for Breast Cancer Awareness event

September 24, 2014 October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and members of the Zonta Club of Alpena are finalizing plans for their eighth annual Zonta Walks for Women Walk/5K Run, which will be held Oct. 4. more »»

Author Douglas Cameron announces his latest book

September 24, 2014 Published author Douglas Cameron announces the release of his latest book, “The Body Beneath the Bridge,” a sequel to a previous work called the “The Body Under the Ice. more »»

Friends ‘Caregiver Connect’ resumes Tuesday

September 19, 2014 The “Caregivers Connect” support group offered by Friends Together resumes regular bi-weekly meetings on Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Friends Together Center on Prentiss Street in Alpena. more »»

Lions hear from Shelter, Inc. director

September 17, 2014 Katy Conklin, JD, recently-appointed executive director of Shelter, Inc., updated the Alpena Lions Club on the program of her organization during a recent meeting. more »»

Miss Sunrise Side Princess Program informational meeting announced

September 13, 2014 The eighth annual Miss Sunrise Side Scholarship Program will be holding an informational meeting for its annual Princess Program on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. more »»

Granddaughter places in Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Florida

September 13, 2014 Alisha Gatchel of Greenville, the current Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen 2014, recently made the top 10 out of 53 girls vying for the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in Orlando, Fla. more »»

Sports Hall of Fame president addresses Optimist Club

September 12, 2014 Gary Mischley, also known as Uncle Gare, the founder and president of the Alpena Sports Hall of Fame, talked to the Optimist Club of Alpena at their regular Thursday morning meeting at JJ’s Steak &... more »»

Power of Parenting workshops scheduled

September 12, 2014 The interagency Parenting Education Team (PET) has scheduled three Power of Parenting workshops in Alpena this fall on the third Tuesday of September, October, and November. more »»



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