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Alpena’s Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted on December 6th, 2018
Looking 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

Let it Snow! 5 Fun Things to Do After a Snowstorm in Alpena

Posted on March 7th, 2018
Check out this awesome snowman! Construction and photo courtesy of Katelyn Carr & Family. There are so many things to do after an Alpena snowstorm, like  shovel…plow…snow blow…you know, the adult stuff. Set that aside for a couple hours of care-free fun with these MU…

Alpena’s Most Cherished Holiday Traditions

Posted on December 21st, 2017
We asked our Facebook Fans, what’s your favorite family holiday traditions? Whether it’s Christmas tree shopping for that perfect beautiful Blue Spruce or Douglas Fir, baking cookies in the kitchen all night, or singing Christmas carols around the neighborhood- just about everyb…

Santa is in Alpena!

Posted on December 7th, 2017
Santa has made his way to the Alpena Mall! Photo courtesy Kristin Neumann. A bellowing voice calls out, Ho-Ho-Ho Merrry Christmasss! His voice fills the cold winter air with warm greetings straight from the depths of his belly, encased in a bright red suit. He waves at oncoming traffic outside of his…

16 Things We Are Thankful For in Our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on November 22nd, 2017
Exploring your “blue space” adventure is only 5 minutes away in Alpena. Photo courtesy of Paul Gerow. With Thanksgiving approaching this Thursday it is important to remember that there is more to this annual holiday tradition other than stuffing our faces with turkey and cranberry s…

Shop Local in Alpena This Holiday Season!

Posted on November 16th, 2017
Downtown Alpena shoppers; captured by Leslie Male ‘Tis the season! It’s that time of year when many are out and about, searching for the perfect gift to give friends and family members as a token of love and appreciation. Did you know that by shopping local, you also show the same love and…

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…

A Dream, a Bridge, and a Sanctuary

Posted on December 22nd, 2015
Our beautifully finished, hand-hewn covered bridge reflects in the still waters of the Thunder Bay; matching water tower sits in the picturesque background. Photo courtesy of Stacy VanOrman Over this past summer, the citizens of Alpena were able to be a part of something magical happening. Somet…

The Alpena Holiday Survival Guide

Posted on December 15th, 2015
Casual downtown shoppers on a peaceful December night; photo courtesy of Leslie Male It’s a fact, we become the most stressed during the holiday season. During the times of giving, sharing, and spending time with the family, the stress can become suffocating to the point where all your usual “h…