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A Day in the Life of Leo: Alpena’s Adventure Cat

Posted on July 12th, 2019
Cat lovers rejoice, as hitting the trails has never been more exciting! Thanks to sites like adventurecats.org, and Instagram feline stars Bolt and Keel, a new trend is emerging and active young adults are bringing out their feline companions in cat-packs and harnesses to join them in outdoor adve

Celebrate Independence Day with this Dynamic, All-American Small Town!

Posted on July 2nd, 2019
🇺🇸 Who’s ready to celebrate Independence Day? Check out these 4th of July highlights in the Alpena area. 🎉🎆🎇What is your favorite 4th of July event? 😎 It all starts Wednesday, July 3, in the evening: 1. Battle of the Paddles & Craft Beer Tasting, Wednesday 7/3 from…

Churchill Pointe Inn, Your Gateway to Summer on Hubbard Lake

Posted on June 27th, 2019
Looking for the perfect lake getaway with all the comforts of home plus the amenities of a full-service inn? Churchill Pointe Inn is your gateway to summertime fun on Hubbard Lake! Overlooking pristine Hubbard Lake, Churchill Pointe Inn has been serving high quality, fresh cuisine and offering co…

The Twinkling Lights of Summer

Posted on June 21st, 2019
Lightning bug or firefly? Which term do you use? The distant blink goes almost undetected at first notice. Some may even rub their eyes to make sure they’re seeing straight. Was it a blink? Staring off into the darkness, something in your periphery catches your attention. Another blink? With wond…

Experience Alpena: One Thousand Words Pt. 1

Posted on June 14th, 2019
They say one picture can be worth a thousand words. Here is Alpena, Michigan. In more than one thousand words.  The covered bridge that leads you to an adventure on Island Park Dark skies at Rockport State Recreation Area. Photo by Paul Gerow. The “Little Free Library” in the Chisholm S…

From West Coast to Fresh Coast, Evolution of the Fresh Palate

Posted on June 6th, 2019
From the west coast to the fresh coast, how one man’s culinary journey took him from small-town Alpena, Michigan to the west side of the country, and back again.  Meet Eric Peterson. Father, brother, friend, community supporter, and Chef-owner of one of Alpena’s most popular dini…

Alpena’s Only Full-Service Hotel Continues 40-Year Tradition

Posted on May 30th, 2019
Just a stone’s throw from the picturesque covered wooden bridge at Duck & Island Parks, you’ll find Alpena’s only full-service hotel, providing a home away from home for 40 years. Alpena’s only full-service hotel, Ramada Alpena. Built in 1979, the property nestle…
Edward James

A Mission to Share a Smile, Born From a Mother’s Love For Her Marine

Posted on May 23rd, 2019
Edward James was an ambitious and outgoing young man. He wrestled and played football in junior and senior high school and was known to set high standards for himself, doing his best to excel in every new venture.  Edward “EJ” James In 2009, Edward went to boot camp to become a Unite…

Our Backstory: A Historic Look at the Port City of Alpena

Posted on May 15th, 2019
The historic port city of Alpena is nestled between a vast emerald forest and a clear blue bay.  Founded in 1871, Alpena began as an early commercial fishing port and soon grew to be one of the nation’s most profitable lumber harvesting locations. Lumber camps dotted the region and logs were f…

Find Your Soul Park in Alpena, Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on May 5th, 2019
Much like finding your “soul workout” or your “spirit animal”, finding your “soul park” is finding that space in nature that speaks to your mind, body, and spirit. It makes you feel grounded, yet free like a bird. It provides you mental clarity while also pro