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A Peek Inside the Posen Potato Festival

Posted on September 6th, 2018
Local Experience Writer Lara King gives readers an inside look at a familiar favorite in Northeast Michigan. Alpena’s neighbor to the Northwest, Posen, has been celebrating the local potato harvest in Northeast Michigan for 67 years. Generations of families have grown up learning how to dance

Outdoor Yoga Vibes in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on June 21st, 2018
You don’t have to be a certified Yogi to find inner peace and relaxation. On this International Yoga Day, all you need is a blanket, 20-minutes, and Alpena, MI. Yoga on the beach by Charise McClendon We’ve become a society of chest breathers. Forever fighting the clock. Packing a calend…

Creative Summer Activities Kids Will LOVE in Alpena!

Posted on June 7th, 2018
School’s out for summer! Well, almost, and we are here to save your sanity from the “I’m bored” mantras and casual fridge raids!  Whether your family is local or just visiting, there are plenty of entertaining activities for children in the Alpena area. Check out th…

Alpena Art Walks Begins for the Summer Season

Posted on May 24th, 2018
Alpena, “Art Capital of Northeast Michigan”, brings more color to summer’s palette! Alpena Art Walks brand new logo! Created by Dolmen Imaging & Design LLC For the second year in a row, Alpena Art Walks is pleased to bring you another summer filled with artwork and entertai…

8 Ways to Spring Break in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on April 2nd, 2018
It’s Spring Break in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes! Although Old Man Winter hasn’t left us quite yet, there are still tons of fun indoor activities to keep you and your kiddos occupied this week.  Glow Skating at NLA 1.) Optimist Family Fun Day: Face painting •Exhibit…

Planting Irish Roots in Downtown Alpena

Posted on March 16th, 2018
As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this Saturday, we reflect on the history behind this holiday which brings us high spirits and full bellies. Locally, Alpena has some of its own Irish roots.  Read on to learn some history about one of Alpena’s most prominent Irishmen, as well as in

Never Skip a Beat with Alpena’s Guide to Live Music

Posted on March 1st, 2018
There is power in live music. It’s relaxing, entertaining, and fun to dance to. There are many terrific places in Alpena to enjoy that sweet sound; from dive bars, to hip little restaurants, to outdoor festivals. It’s all here, so let’s get it started! Night on the Town Music Hotspots Whether y

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

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…

Your Guide to the Super Blue Blood Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Alpena, MI

Posted on January 30th, 2018
A super blue blood red moon on the horizon. Photo by artist John E. Shepler You’ve heard the saying “once in a blue moon”, but have you ever heard the saying, “once in a super blue blood moon lunar eclipse”? Yeah, we haven’t either. But that is exactly what is hap…

It’s Officially Thunder Bay International Film Festival Week!

Posted on January 25th, 2018
This week brings the 6th Annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival to Alpena, with over 40 Oceanic and Great Lakes films created by filmmakers from all over the world.  One special film that will be featured is “The Big Five Dive“. This 28-minute adventure documenta…