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Agencies beginning next step with toxins

On Wednesday, the U.S. Health and Human Services released the results of a study conducted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. The study showed the current EPA advisory lists possible health issues for PFOS and PFOA at anything greater than 70 parts per trillion. The study, whic

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Wadin’ in the water

News Photo by Julie GoldbergHarley and Willow Massie play in Lake Huron on Thursday in Alpena.HHS releases PFOS, PFOA studyLANSING — On Wednesday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the results of a study conducted ...Free lecture at the sanctuary next weekALPENA — A different


‘That’s just kind of what we do’

“I want the community to know from an outsider looking in with no family and friends, what a great community they have and maybe they haven’t experienced it like the way I did, but what great people,”Delmer said.“These aren’t people just to educate our children, they’re there to help us and it’s fan

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Association of Lifelong Learners celebrates 20th anniversary

Members, guests and friends of ALL are invited to attend. The organization also will celebrate Association of Lifelong Learners Week, June 24-30, as proclaimed by the City of Alpena.


Sanctuary Gearing Up For Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

This year’s Maritime Festival will feature the 2018 Cardboard Boat Regatta as one of the marquee events at the Thunder Bay River. Michiganders throughout the sunrise side have been hard at work, assembling their cardboard boats to win the coveted Thunder Bay Cup. Racers can also win additional award


A scaled-back Smokey’s opens following fire

“It just felt like my heart and soul was being ripped right out,”Laur said, upon realizing the restaurant she managed for the past four years would be lost.

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Peters, Stabenow support of legislation helps NE Michigan

Funding for many Michigan projects and connections are contained in the legislation, including two particular items of special interest to Northeast Michigan.The first is language in the legislation that urges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expedite completion of its assessments relating to the

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Program on ALL presented to Lions

ALL, when it started, was a part of Alpena Community College. Today it is an independent 501(c) (3) organization, but it still is based at the college and affiliated with the college.


Alpena Lions hear about city planning and development

Speaking to the Alpena Lions Club at one of their weekly noon meetings was Adam Poll, Alpena’s planning and development director. Much of the work that he is doing among other things, involves managing the long term plan which is a 20-year comprehensive plan; overseeing the recreation plan, which is


Trio Planning to Cross Lake Superior on Paddleboard

The three are Kwin Morris, Joe Lorenz, and Jeff Guy. So far, the crew has crossed Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, raising awareness and funding for different causes tied to the environment. For the latest adventure, the crew will look to raise $10,000 for the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society.


More than a dozen scholars to visit sanctuary

Each year they are given a training opportunity at one of the national marine sanctuaries, and this year they will be at Thunder Bay. They will be trained in diving, snorkeling and maritime archeology methods. The scholars also will give presentations to the public while they are here as well, Water


Bay City’s Appledore IV Drops Anchor in Alpena

Now, the ship is owned by BaySail, a nonprofit organization that aims to educate different ages on environmental education and sailing training for naval sea cadets. Since it’s foundation in 1998, over 44,000 young people have experienced one of the the educational programs provided by the nonprofit


ACES Academy to have new learning options next year

Counselor Barbara Matteson said there are going to be different learning options for the students next year. Those options are teacher-led blended courses, the continuation of co-enrollment opportunities at Alpena High School’s Career and Technical Education Program, dual enrollment opportunities at


Tall ship stops in Alpena

“This is our first voyage to Alpena. It was suggested by a crew member who is from the area. She did some volunteer work and said it would be a good stop over and it is,”he said.“The trip is a good little clip, a good stop-over before getting back on the main journey.”


Daily 2 Cents: Bizarre Flying Anomaly in Michigan -- Unidentified Bipedal Creature -- 'Mystery Sludge' Falls From Sky

Lachine, MI - 6/22/2012 - 21:30:My husband, 8 year old daughter, and I were outside my husband’s uncle’s house around 9:30pm on June 22nd 2012. We were looking toward the eves of the house waiting for bats to fly out so we could patch up the hole they had found. It was just starting to get dark and


Cinema at the Sanctuary Continues This Friday with “Bag It”

“Awareness about single use plastics is really important for our community these days when we use billions and billions of plastic bags,” said Coordinator Steph Gandulla. “These bags never go away. Single use plastics never goes away so, it’s very important for us to be aware of not only the problem


Fourth of July parade details being finalized

Organizer Casey Stutzman said planning for this year’s parade is coming along great and there are going to be a few twists. In order to pull them off ,however, residents are being asked to participate.


At the top of their game

Two teams, Rogers City and Alpena made deep postseason runs, as Rogers City advanced to the Division 4 state semifinals in East Lansing, but had it’s season end with a 2-0 loss to Coleman.


Positive ripples in the community

On the other side of town, the Rotary Club has spearheaded a project to create an infrastructure improvement that will positively impact the lives of residents and visitors to our community. The Splash Park at Starlite Beach is highly anticipated and I know of many young children (and maybe at least


Family fun at Gobbler’s event in Comins

The Elk Country Gobblers hosted it’s second gun show and outdoor recreation day for families at Comins Park June 16. The gun show featured tables full of firearms for perusal as well as pelts, skulls and stuffed animals. Kids were able to practice at a mini firing range with a pellet gun, take turns