Category Archive for "winter"

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


In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb: Surviving the Beginning of March in Alpena

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The winter white aftermath of our March lion at Norway Ridge. (Photo courtesy of Laura Wolosiewicz)

The famous proverb of March, “comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb”. Have you heard of it? The saying comes forth … Read the rest


The Brush Strokes of Alpena

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Painting the fish for the “Make a Splash” mural; photo courtesy of Art in the Loft

As the fine arts capital of Northeastern Michigan, immersing yourself in local art culture across the community is plentiful and fun in any season. … Read the rest


The Ultimate Packing Guide to Winter Adventure in Alpena

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“Sometimes, nature is all you need.” -Shikoba

First we brought you “10 Things to Do During an Alpena Winter“, now we are bringing you everything you need to know about how to pack for winter adventures here in … Read the rest


10 Things to Do During an Alpena Winter

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A snowy, crystalized Thunder Bay River. Why not try out your hand at photography this winter? Photo courtesy of Amy Lijewski

The hustle and bustle of the holidays are now over. This is the time when the full effects of … Read the rest


Ring in the New Year at These Alpena Hot Spots

Preparations for celebrating the New Year are underway! Numerous Alpena restaurants and bars are bringing out their holiday best to show this town a great time, while ringing in a new year and new beginnings. Where will you be toasting? … 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


You Might Love Alpena If…

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Dark skies abound in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes; photo courtesy of Paul Gerow

…you love snorkeling and diving the shipwrecks of  Thunder Bay in the waters of Lake Huron, unsalted and shark-free!

…you love ripping through the trails … Read the rest


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235 W. Chisholm St. • Alpena, MI 49707
1-800-4-ALPENA or (989) 354-4181
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