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Former AHS band director to lead workshop on sight reading methods

November 14, 2014 While teaching band for many years at Alpena High School, bands directed by retired instructor Barry Wentz consistently earned top ratings at the district and state levels. more »»

Club purchases new tractor to groom snowmobile trails

November 12, 2014 Thanks to a recently received grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Alpena Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club members were able to replace a six-year-old tractor with a new unit that... more »»

Besser Credit Union supports breast cancer awareness cause

November 10, 2014 For the past five years Besser Credit Union employees have shown their support for breast cancer awareness in the community through their participation in Zonta’s Walk for Women Breast Cancer... more »»

Student to perform in university production

November 10, 2014 ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Elizabeth Meier, a student at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, will perform in the college’s production of “The Power and the Glory,” adapted from Graham Greene’s novel... more »»

Artist featured on public television, in magazine

November 10, 2014 Artist E.P. Lewandowski of Alpena recently was selected by Central Michigan University Public Broadcasting for a special program entitled, “Window to the Arts. more »»

ACC Foundation reappoints trustees

November 8, 2014 The Alpena Community College Foundation Board of Trustees approved the reappointment of trustees Jim Boldrey, Nancy Coombs, Susan Fitzpatrick and Elaine Orr to an additional four-year term during... more »»

American Legion Auxiliary luncheon planned for after Veterans Day event

November 8, 2014 On Nov. 11, following the Veterans Day program at Flanders Field, members of William F. more »»

Eagles Auxiliary celebrates 65th anniversary

November 8, 2014 Alpena Ladies Eagles Auxiliary met Oct. 28 for a potluck celebrating their 65th anniversary. The regular meeting followed at 7 p.m. with President Diane Struzik presiding. more »»

12 local young women to compete in Miss Sunrise Side Scholarship Pageant

November 7, 2014 Twelve area young women will compete Saturday for the titles of Miss Sunrise Side and Miss Sunrise Side’s Outstanding Teen 2014. The scholarship pageant will take place at 4 p.m. more »»

And that’s the way it was...

November 7, 2014 I attended St. Mary’s School on North Second Avenue and Miller Street in the first and second grades. more »»

Fall back to move ahead: the breath before the plunge

November 6, 2014 November is a weather marker in Northeast Michigan. We are figuratively shifting gears. Over the Great Lakes, winds whip into Gales and Witches. more »»

Concert to feature country sister act

November 6, 2014 Alpena Community Concert Association presents its second concert of the 2014-15 season Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alpena High School Auditorium. more »»

Fourth generation commercial fisherman co-authors book

November 1, 2014 Commercial fishing runs deep in the veins of Clarence “Tuffy” Cross of Alpena. He’s the fourth generation in his family to have made a living off the lake. more »»

National Nurse Practitioner Week coming up

November 1, 2014 The upcoming week of Nov. 9-15 marks National Nurse Practitioner Week. more »»

Yee haw, it’s ‘Nunsense Jamboree’

October 31, 2014 It’s got up tempo tunes, it’s got singing nuns a little on the wacky side and it’s got lots of Catholic humor, so it must be “Nunsense. more »»

Symphony Orchestra presents annual Autumn Serenade

October 31, 2014 The Alpena Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Autumn Serenade concert on Sunday at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Alpena. more »»

‘A Christmas Carol’ done U.P. style

October 30, 2014 Rogers City Community Theatre offers a holiday musical comedy for the whole family, “A Christmas Carol in da U.P., Yah Sure!” as its fall musical. more »»

And that’s the way it was...

October 30, 2014 I didn’t have opportunity to visit Grandma Halleck very often in the mid-1950s, so once in awhile during my school lunch hour I walked a few blocks to her home on Minor Street for a brief visit at... more »»

Kids invited to try out for ‘Winnie the Pooh’

October 30, 2014 Thunder Bay Theatre Artistic Director Jeffrey Mindock easily recalls the huge impact his involvement in live theatre had on him at a young age and ultimately how it influenced his eventual career... more »»

Quilt guild helps out Alpena Baby Pantry

October 29, 2014 A group of local quilters are doing their best to ensure the safety of infants. more »»

 
 
 

 

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