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10 Things To Do While Social Distancing

Posted on March 23rd, 2020
Now more than ever, it is so important to stay calm and healthy during this period of social distancing. Here are 10 different ideas for you to do from home to help you stay focused and keep the boredom away. A good cup of coffee or tea, a book or a journal, and a snack for social distancing days. Photo by Kin…

Everyone Is Irish On St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted on March 17th, 2020
On March 17th, everyone is Irish! This week we will celebrate the annual tradition of St. Patrick’s Day and our Irish heritage by wearing green, drinking green beer, and eating corned beef and cabbage. But where did this all come from? The traditional Irish St. Patrick’s day feast consisted of p…
Rosa's wood-fired pizza

A Complete Guide to Unconventional Pizza on Pi Day in Alpena

Posted on March 11th, 2020
It’s Pi Day, and we’ve gathered up a list of unusual, unique, and one-of-a-kind specialty pizza pies. You can find all of these unconventional pizzas at locally-owned restaurants right here in Alpena. Where will you venture off to tonight? Court Yard Ristorante– P
Daniel and Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter, Alpena’s First Female Pioneer 

Posted on March 5th, 2020
Mrs. Sarah Carter was a remarkable woman. As Alpena’s first woman settler, she was a true pioneer. She and her family trekked far from civilization into the vast, remote wilderness of northeast Michigan. Daniel & Sarah Carter Sarah and Daniel Carter, and their daughter Mary Lavina, bec…

A Day Disconnected: Discovering Alpena Without Your Smartphone

Posted on March 2nd, 2020
You read the title right. We are suggesting the unimaginable…the unthinkable…the unfathomable act of leaving your phone at home! Or at least in your car. It’s time to discover Alpena, disconnected. Choose your Alpena adventure! Don’t get us wrong, we want you to share y…

Be Mine, Alpena: 5 Ideas to Make Your Valentine’s Day Special

Posted on February 11th, 2020
For some of you, Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love and happiness while eating a romantic dinner and bestowing special gifts upon your significant other. For others, it is just another commercialized holiday that spins the wheels of a society controlled by consumerism. Which one sou

Get Out of the Elements and Into Your Element at These Alpena Art Workshops

Posted on February 6th, 2020
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, get into your element by painting, sculpting, crafting, and meditating your way into spring! We have the cure for your cabin fever blues with th
Winter Forest Bathing. Photo by Paul Gerow.

10 Ideas For Winter Adventure in Alpena

Posted on January 31st, 2020
The hustle and bustle of the holidays are long over. This is the time when the full effects of a true northern Michigan winter start to wash over us, bringing feelings of cabin fever, seasonal depression, and anxiousness for spring. Try out these ideas to kick those feelings to the curb and make yo…
Island Park bridge by Rick Houchin

10 Tips to Find Your Winter Hygge Lifestyle in Alpena

Posted on January 13th, 2020
Hygge – pronounced “hoo-ga”, is a Danish concept that cannot be translated into a single word but encompasses the overall cozy feeling of contentment and well-being by enjoying the simple things in life. This is especially popular during the winter months when everyone seeks
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