Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.comTop Blogsen-usWed, 27 Jul 2016 20:26:47 EDTWed, 27 Jul 2016 20:26:47 EDT Alpena a better place volunteering is a staple in communities, and in small communities is almost a necessity. Nonprofit organizations and service clubs have been the backbone to much of the volunteering that has taken place.Thu, 7 Jul 2016 11:15:06 EDT'Aquachigger' more entertaining than summer blockbusters, at least for me'Aquachigger'-more-entertaining-than-summer-blockbusters,-at-least-for-me.htmlA man, wearing protective gloves, old combat boots, a mask and snorkel drags a dirty kayak through a trash-filled stream somewhere in the American South.Mon, 4 Jul 2016 14:01:49 EDTIt's a road trip!'s-a-road-trip!.htmlThis morning a new study released by WalletHub listed Michigan as the 46th best state to take a road trip - which obviously isn't good. I imagine the folks at Pure Michigan must have had a cow with that news.Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:53:51 EDTKeep the momentum going an economic improvement or upswing isn't really something you can see. You can sense it when you see more people doing better for themselves. You can sense it in the attitudes of people when you walk around town, etc.Thu, 2 Jun 2016 10:56:23 EDTProud to be an American 2001, after the attacks on Sept. 11 and the beginning of the war on terror The News decided to run a salute to area service personnel - Proud to be an American.Thu, 19 May 2016 10:18:53 EDT