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Ring in the New Year at These Alpena Hot Spots

Posted on December 28th, 2016
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? Here are 5 New Year Hotspots to visit in Alpena: (in no particula…

Alpena’s Off-Beat Shopping Guide

Posted on December 14th, 2016
  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 full of unique items for everyone on your list. The Superhero: Saving Alpena One Day at a Time
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Besser Museum Brings Alpena “Season of Light”

Posted on December 7th, 2016
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 of Light” display, Besser Museum offe…

Do you know the history of Alpena’s Second Avenue Bridge?

Posted on December 1st, 2016
In 1862, before Alpena’s first bridge was built across the Thunder Bay River, a ferry boat was the only means of travel between the north and south sections of this rapidly growing Northeast Michigan town. Construction of Alpena’s first 2nd Avenue bridge in 1865. The ferry was a 30 ft. l…