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Devonian Period Fish Found Alive and Well in Rockport Quarry!

Posted on April 1st, 2019
You heard it here first! A 400 million-year-old Dunkleosteus was found alive and well over the weekend in the quarry of Rockport State Recreation Area.  A scientist takes weight and measurements. *Devon the Dunkle has been blurred to protect his identity. Rockport State Recreation Area is kno…
Travis Kowalsky, photography by Amber Nicole Thiessan

Catching Up with Alpena Native Travis Kowalsky, of The Way Down Wanderers

Posted on March 22nd, 2019
For this edition of “Where Are They Now”, we caught up with Alpena native Travis Kowalsky, banjo player from the folk band The Way Down Wanderers. Perhaps you’ve heard of them? Maybe you have even watched them perform at Folk Fest one year!  The Way Down Wanderers, photography b…

Where Are They Now? Alpena Natives Invent and Manufacture ‘Original Tin Cup’

Posted on February 22nd, 2019
Alpena native brings back the drinkware of the 1800’s with style and a new twist, have you heard of the Original Tin Cup? If not, it’s about time you do! We caught up with Nate Blury of Grand Rapids (formerly Alpena), who co-founded this company called the Original Tin Cup along with som…

10 Facts vs. Myths About Alpena, MI

Posted on February 15th, 2019
As residents of Alpena, we hear a lot of misconceptions about our beautiful hometown. Like, “is it really cold there ALL the time?!”, or “there’s nothing to do in Alpena!”. Well, take a seat.  We are about to explore the facts vs.myths of Alpena, Michigan!  M

Stories of Yesteryear: Remembering Alpena’s Winter Carnival

Posted on February 8th, 2019
All of this winter weather we’ve been having has a reminiscing on days gone by. Back between the early 1930’s to the 1960’s when Alpena hosted a winter carnival during the snowiest time of the year. Alpena’s first winter carnival queen, Mary Meharg 1935. Photo cour…

Don’t Miss Out! Must-See Film Festivals Happening in Alpena

Posted on January 22nd, 2019
This week brings us the 7th Annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival to Alpena, with over 50 Oceanic and Great Lakes films created by filmmakers from all over the world! Beginning January 23rd, through January 27th.  Thunder Bay International Film Festival One special film tha…

New to Forest Bathing? Here are 5 Tips to Winter Forest Bathing in Alpena

Posted on January 18th, 2019
It’s January, which means the spell of winter has been cast down upon us in full force. The frozen ground glistens with a blanket of white snow, the sky…well we haven’t seen much of it these past few weeks. Which is why winter forest bathing should be priority uno on your to-do list.

12 Days of Christmas in Alpena: The Ultimate Guide to Holiday-Themed Activities

Posted on December 18th, 2018
By Guest Blogger: Lara King Only 1 more week until Christmas! However, we made a list and checked it twice so you can fit in all of these events and activities before Christmas time. Enjoy these holiday-themed activities, shopping local, and festive plates in “The Ultimate Holiday GuideR
Little Red against the backdrop of winter on Lake Huron; photo courtesy of Infinity Graphic Design

Homage to the Alpena Light

Posted on December 13th, 2018
Also known as “Little Red” and “Sputnik”, the Alpena Light has been a shining beacon through the storm for over 100 years now. Here is a little History 101 of Alpena’s one and only lighthouse within the city limits: Let’s take it way, way back to 1875. The early…