Category Archive for "Christmas"

Alpena’s Most Cherished Holiday Traditions

We asked our Facebook Fans, what’s your favorite family holiday traditions?

Whether it’s Christmas tree shopping for that perfect beautiful Blue Spruce or Douglas Fir, baking cookies in the kitchen all night, or singing Christmas carols around the neighborhood- just … Read the rest


Let it Snow! 5 Fun Things to Do After a Snowstorm in Alpena

Check out this awesome snowman! Construction and photo courtesy of Katelyn Carr & Family.

There are so many things to do after an Alpena snowstorm, like  shovel…plow…snow blow…you know, the adult stuff. Set that aside for a couple hours of … Read the rest


Santa is in Alpena!

Santa has made his way to the Alpena Mall! Photo courtesy Kristin Neumann.

A bellowing voice calls out, Ho-Ho-Ho Merrry Christmasss! His voice fills the cold winter air with warm greetings straight from the depths of his belly, encased

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16 Things We Are Thankful For in Our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Exploring your “blue space” adventure is only 5 minutes away in Alpena. Photo courtesy of Paul Gerow.

With Thanksgiving approaching this Thursday it is important to remember that there is more to this annual holiday tradition other than stuffing our … Read the rest


Shop Local in Alpena This Holiday Season!

Downtown Alpena shoppers; captured by Leslie Male

‘Tis the season! It’s that time of year when many are out and about, searching for the perfect gift to give friends and family members as a token of love and appreciation. Did … Read the rest


Supercharge Your Holiday with these Spectacular Christmas Light Displays in Alpena

Do you remember Christmas light cruising around with your parents as a kid? Slowly driving through the subdivisions, checking out the beautiful light displays adorning the houses and fixtures, all while comparing your favorites with your siblings? 

 

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Truckey Rd. display, save this one for last!

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Alpena’s Off-Beat Shopping Guide

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Bob’s Bullpen offers the largest collection of comic books and memorabilia in Northeast Michigan!

Looking for that special, unusual Christmas gift or stocking stuffer? Don’t get lost in online conglomerates and big box stores! Here’s a list of Alpena’s hidden treasures … Read the rest


Besser Museum Brings Alpena “Season of Light”

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This unique tree full of skates and hockey pucks is brought to you by Northern Lights Arena.

Once again, Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan has brought us the beauty of world traditions relating to Christmas. Each year during their “Season … Read the rest


A Dream, a Bridge, and a Sanctuary

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Our beautifully finished, hand-hewn covered bridge reflects in the still waters of the Thunder Bay; matching water tower sits in the picturesque background. Photo courtesy of Stacy VanOrman

Over this past summer, the citizens of Alpena were able to be … Read the rest


The Alpena Holiday Survival Guide

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Casual downtown shoppers on a peaceful December night; photo courtesy of Leslie Male

It’s a fact, we become the most stressed during the holiday season. During the times of giving, sharing, and spending time with the family, the stress can … Read the rest


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