Posted on December 6th, 2018Looking for that special, unusual Christmas gift or stocking stuffer? Do you have a someone in your life that seems to already have everything? 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 you…
Posted on February 13th, 2018
A winter adventure with a favorite companion makes for the perfect Valentine’s Day! Photo by Sandy Blumenthal
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 o…
Posted on January 4th, 2018
Old man winter wraps Norway Ridge in a beautiful blanket of fluffy white! Winter photography by Laura Wolosiewicz
The hustle and bustle of the holidays are now 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, …
Posted on September 21st, 2017
Fall colors will be here before you know it! Photo by Paul Gerow
The Autumnal Equinox arrives on Friday, and it’s that time for pumpkin spice everything! Don’t begin your hibernation just yet…the Alpena area has so much to offer during the fall season and this first weekend of fal…
Posted on June 27th, 2017
Alpena’s upcoming Independence Day celebration- Don’t miss out on these must-see, must-do events happening on the 4th of July in Alpena this year! Photo courtesy of Paul Gerow
Alpena is gearing up to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, one of our most beloved h…
Posted on January 17th, 2017
January 17 has been proclaimed as National Bootleggers Day. This date marks the birthdays of Templeton Rye Whiskey, bootlegger Al Capone, and the son of another bootlegger, Meryl Kerkhoff.
Alpena’s John A. Lau Saloon in 1895
The term bootlegger began in the Midwest in the 1880s when one woul…
Posted on October 6th, 2016
Say ‘goodbye’ to checked baggage fees and high gas prices and say ‘hello’ to your own backyard! “Staycation” is the new vacation and here are 6 tips to having the best tourist experience in your hometown of Alpena.
Think about when you have family and friends come to visit, where d
Posted on September 8th, 2016
Posen Potato Fields
Posen: Home of the Potato Festival!
The 65th Annual Posen Potato Festival starts tomorrow!
The village of Posen is located just outside of Alpena, Michigan. This prosperous farming community dates back to 1870 when the first immigrants, (primarily German & Pol…
Posted on June 15th, 2016
The arrival of spring and summer brings us warmer weather, greener foliage, and bluer skies. We often credit rainy days for spoiling our plans, somber days inside, and that all around feeling of doom and gloom. Kick those rainy day habits to the side and let mother nature take a day to rest and grow whil…
Posted on June 9th, 2016
Located on the corner of highway US 23 S. and Nicholson Hill Road, The legendary Wagon Wheel Bar has long been serving the village of Ossineke. Recently renovated by it’s new owners, Alpena natives Chef Ben Sylvester and his wife Michelle are keeping this American roadhouse alive! Chef Ben at…