Category Archive for "News"

Four-legged Social Media Celebrities Share Alpena Adventures

The Sanctuary of the Great Lakes is home to many interesting, adventurous souls. You’ve recently met Leo the Hiking Cat and his human companion Josh Stephan. Now, we’d like to introduce you to the most adventurous Siberian Huskies you’ll ever … Read the rest


History Made at 2017 Michigan Brown Trout Festival!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Big Brownie caught in Lake Huron during the 43rd Annual Brown Trout Festival! 

Jan Stepanski holds prize-winning Big Brownie; photo courtesy of Michigan Brown Trout Festival

On July 18th, 2017, Jan Stepanski reeled in … Read the rest


It’s Officially Thunder Bay International Film Festival Week!

This week brings us the 5th Annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival, with over 60 Oceanic and Great Lakes 15235445_10154129291712475_2818706244896272373_ofilms created by filmmakers from all over the world. 

This week you can check out films such a “Sonic Sea”, a 60 … Read the rest


Hop On! Alpena’s Trolleys Are Here

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Trolley stops here! Photo courtesy of Alpena DDA

Something new gives rides our way…the trolleys are here!

Operation started on May 31st by the Thunder Bay Transportation Authority and will continue to run through the month of November. At only … Read the rest


Alpena Man Takes the Lead in Ending Prohibition

Prohibition protesters in Detroit in the early 1930's

Prohibition protesters in Detroit in the early 1930’s

On April 10, 1933, Michigan became the first state to vote yes on the 21st Amendment in an effort to end prohibition! We led the way to overturning the unpopular 18th Amendment, … Read the rest


Alpena Wins Host Opportunity for Pure Michigan Social Media Workshop

Alpena is one of only 5 locations around Michigan to win a host opportunity for a high value Pure Michigan educational workshop open to anyone wishing to improve their social media and digital marketing strategy for the upcoming tourism season. Read the rest


Major League Fishing films in Alpena!

Professional angler Kevin VanDam competes on Long Lake for Major League Fishing TV series

Professional angler Kevin VanDam competes on Long Lake for Major League Fishing TV series

Northeast Michigan is a fisherman’s paradise. We’re far away from the stress of the modern world and close to the heart of nature. Bring your own … Read the rest


Alpena’s Gourmet Burger Bucket List

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Check out this Burgies original, complete with a side of jumbo, hand-breaded onion rings and jalapenos! Mmmmm…

Let’s face it, grilling season is still 2 months away. Unless of course, you are one of those grill-masters that does not let … Read the rest


Swapping Cold for Crafts

We LOVE Michigan! Painting at Cobbygoose

We LOVE Michigan! Painting at Cobbygoose

Does the winter season have you feeling the full effects of cabin fever? Do you want to get out of the house but not into the cold? No need to brave the elements, use … Read the rest


Alpena’s Bucket List: The New Year’s Resolution Edition

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A snowy journey to the new Presque Isle light; photo courtesy of Sandy Blumenthal

The new year is coming and it is almost time to make 2016 your “best year yet”! Whether you are a local or a tourist, a … Read the rest


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