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ACT announces cast for next show

April 9, 2015 Alpena Civic Theatre is preparing for its final presentation of the season, “A Piece of My Heart. more »»

Thunder Bay Arts Council announces artist-in-residence for month of April

April 8, 2015 Thunder Bay Arts Council announces artist-in-residence for month of April Thunder Bay Arts Council and the TBAC Gallery present Louis C. Baker as artist in-residence for the month of Apri. more »»

Susan Lane Foundation sponsors two poetry events

April 8, 2015 Susan Lane Foundation is sponsoring two events this April in conjunction with National Poetry Month. more »»

Alpena County Library to fly flag in remembrance of Civil War end

April 8, 2015 In honor of the 200th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, Alpena County Library will fly the Civil War flag on Thursday. The flag is on loan from local historian Marcia Simmons. more »»

Island Park management plan approved

April 8, 2015 After several months of discussion, the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board approved an Island Park Management Plan at a recent meeting. The plan was developed by a committee headed by Elizabeth Little. more »»

Attic cache of papers now at library

April 4, 2015 Editor’s Note: This is the second in a four-part series about the wealth of local historical information to be found in Alpena County Library’s Special Collections section. more »»

R.C. Optimists announce Oratorical Contest winners

April 4, 2015 The Optimist Club of Rogers City recently held its annual oratorical contest at the Rogers City High School. he contest is an annual one conducted by Optimist International. more »»

Creativity of 600 students displayed at Art in the Loft

April 3, 2015 The 14th annual Young Artists Exhibit at Art in the Loft opened this week. more »»

Two new exhibits opening at Besser Museum

April 3, 2015 Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan is hosting a free open house reception on April 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. to open two exhibits showcasing the unique artistic talents of Northern Michigan artists. more »»

And that’s the way it was...

April 2, 2015 Do you remember going ice skating when you were young? Maybe at Mich-e-ke-wis Park or McRae Park? Maybe even on your own backyard pond or a neighbor’s? I had nearly forgotten that first experience o... more »»

River Center consultant speaks to Lions

April 2, 2015 Dr. Mac West, a consultant from Denver, Colo., provided the program for the recent meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. more »»

Rotary reads to students in 17 elementary schools

March 30, 2015 When queried, most elementary school children can quickly rattle off their favorite storyboo. more »»

Community Foundation announces new officers

March 30, 2015 The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) announces four new officers have been approved by the board of directors to lead the foundation for one year effective March 10. Thomas J. more »»

Optimist Club invites kids to Spring Break Family Fun Day

March 30, 2015 The Alpena Optimist Club will conduct its annual Spring Break Family Fun Day on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. more »»

Library keeps treasure trove of local history

March 28, 2015 Editor’s Note: This is the first in a four-part series about the wealth of local historical information to be found in Alpena County Library’s Special Collections section. more »»

Students recognized by Optimists

March 28, 2015 February Students of the Month Brinn Bruning and Alex Andrzejewski were named Students of the Month for February by the Optimist Club of Rogers City. more »»

Stations of the Cross to be recited at six Peace Poles

March 27, 2015 In hopes of enriching the Easter experience and keeping the quest for peace in the forefront, Alpena Peace Coalition supporters are holding their second annual recitation of the Stations of the... more »»

150 Hinks students do ‘time travel’ at Besser Museum

March 27, 2015 By DIANE SPEER News Lifestyles Editor As schools throughout the region put their own unique spin on observing March is Reading Month, students at Hinks Elementary School have engaged in a variety... more »»

DKG chapter presents two major awards

March 25, 2015 The Alpha Xi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma held its annual auction fundraiser and March meeting recently at the First United Methodist Church in Alpena. Two major awards were presented. more »»

VFW Chili Cook-off a success

March 25, 2015 HILLMAN – Montmorency County VFW Post 2356 held its ninth annual Chili Cook-off on March 7. The evening turned out to be a success. Judges included Joe Crisis, Mary Ann Hunt and Alan Shephard. more »»



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