How did Alpena get its name? Why do we pronounce Presque Isle like ‘Presk-eel’? What’s up with name Mich-E-Ke-Wis, and how did we come up with Ossineke and Negwegon?
You’ve wondered, and … Read the rest
Hauntings, urban legends, and Native American folklore are cultural experiences that can be found all over … Read the rest
Just north of the city proper is a terrestrial landscape that wakens the explorer’s spirit. Indeed, the traveler, regardless of his interests and no matter his origin, will find an amazing adventure filled with beauty. Majestic and mysterious, Rockport State … Read the rest
Where else can you get a photo-op with the dinosaurs, swim with over 100-year-old shipwrecks, and capture the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets?! Alpena is the place to be for capturing the best sharable photos.
The Michigan State Police was formed during World War I to serve as a home guard as a home guard while many men were actively serving their country in the armed forces. Eventually, the … Read the rest
The late July sun warmed the sand around my feet. While my kids splashed in the shallow shoreline waves near the small sandy beach, I watched a bird intently for nearly 30 minutes. It flittered back and forth through the … Read the rest
This week brings us the 5th Annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival, with over 60 Oceanic and Great Lakes films created by filmmakers from all over the world.
This week you can check out films such a “Sonic Sea”, a 60 … Read the rest
January 17 has been proclaimed as National Bootleggers Day. This date marks the birthdays of Templeton Rye Whiskey, bootlegger Al Capone, and the son of another bootlegger, Meryl Kerkhoff.
The term bootlegger began … Read the rest