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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 »»

Looking back at 25 years of local theater

January 17, 2015 One of the best parts of my job here at The Alpena News has always been the multitude of interesting, talented and creative people I’ve gotten to meet along the way. more »»

Top picks from 2000 to 2004

January 17, 2015 ? 2000 – Forever Plaid – Director Suzanne Konicek – Musical Though music from the 1950s is a bit before my time, “Forever Plaid” certainly made me appreciate the genre. more »»

Events centered around Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16, 2015 This year marks the 15th consecutive one that a local group of community leaders have dedicated themselves to offering public events centered on Martin Luther King, Jr. more »»

Friends Together starting up campaign with kick-off party

January 16, 2015 Friends Together begins its second annual “Five 4 Friends” campaign with a kick-off party Jan. 21 at the APlex. The party gets started at 6 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Admission is fre. more »»

ACC Foundation offers scholarships

January 16, 2015 The Alpena Community College Foundation announces that scholarship booklets are now available to individuals who plan to attend ACC during the 2015-16 academic year. more »»

Conservation meeting scheduled to discuss predators and wildlife

January 16, 2015 If you have questions about the 2014 deer or elk season here in Northeast Michigan, or wolves and other predators, you will have the perfect opportunity to get them answered on Jan. 25. Michigan Dept. more »»

Renewal means daring to hope

January 15, 2015 I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. more »»

Deadline nearing for CFNEM grant applications

January 15, 2015 The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) is now accepting applications for the February 2015 common grant cycle. The deadline to submit a common grant application is Feb. . more »»

Library to host workshop on how to start a family tree

January 15, 2015 “How to Start Your Family Tree,” a workshop on beginning genealogy, is planned in Alpena on Jan. 24. more »»

Art Van Furniture collecting shoes, boots for the homeless

January 9, 2015 Michigan’s brutal winters hit the homeless the hardest, so Art Van Furniture is teaming up with Cass Community Social Services throughout January to collect shoes and boots for individuals in need. more »»

P.I. District Library presents new music series

January 8, 2015 ROGERS CITY – The Presque Isle District Library announces a new music series that celebrates cultural traditions. more »»

Rogers City Community Theatre sets 2015 season

January 8, 2015 Rogers City Community Theatre announces four productions for its 2015 season, including a musical, an interactive dinner theater, a summer youth musical and a play. more »»

Alpena Civic Theatre dishing up comedy farce

January 7, 2015 What better way is there to warm up a chilly winter night than with some hearty laughs supplied by Alpena Civic Theatre’s latest production, “Lend Me a Tenor?” It’s got lots of door slamming,... more »»

American Legion Auxiliary gives to many local causes

January 7, 2015 Prior to the Dec. 11 meeting of the William . more »»

Friendship Room hosts ALL Winter Happening

January 5, 2015 In what has become an annual event, the Association of Lifelong Learners met at the St. more »»

First Federal continues support for ACC’s Electrical Power Technology Center project

December 31, 2014 Michael Mahler, president and CEO of First Federal of Northern Michigan, recently presented Alpena Community College President Olin Joynton and ACC Foundation Executive Director Penny Boldrey with a... more »»

Alpena loses big in Bay Athletic Club’s Thinner Winner

December 29, 2014 The Alpena community lost 1,623 pounds during a five-week fitness competition led by Bay Athletic Club where people ate better, exercised more and supported each other in teams. more »»



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