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Gravely Art From the Hart: Catching Up with Nick Hartman of Chapel of Ghouls

Posted on October 19th, 2023
Every now and then we like to reach out to Alpena natives who are out there making a name for themselves with their talent. This year we reached out to the talented Nick Hartman a.k.a Chapel of Ghouls to find out more about his ghoul art and the message about mental health behind his creatures… &nb…
Sunrise on Lake Huron

10 Facts vs. Myths About Alpena, MI

Posted on February 15th, 2019
As residents of Alpena, we hear a lot of misconceptions about our beautiful hometown. Like, “is it really cold there ALL the time?!”, or “there’s nothing to do in Alpena!”. Well, take a seat.  We are about to explore the facts vs.myths of Alpena, Michigan!  Myth:
Ice cream at Downtown Scoops

Changing the Narrative, One Scoop at a Time

Posted on November 28th, 2018
When Aaron Buza and his wife Kari were approached about taking over ownership of Downtown Scoops in Alpena, they were honored and excited. Established in 2011 by Chris and Missi LeFave, Downtown Scoops has delighted local residents and visitors with their homemade waffle cones, unique flavor var
Enjoying some ice cream from Downtown Scoops. Photo by Michele Madison.

10 Great Ice Cream Stops in The Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

Posted on July 10th, 2018
  How do we stay cool in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes? Beaches and ice cream of course! No matter which beach you bum or trail you travel, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of 10 local shops with frozen treats to keep you chill:    
  1. Birch Hill Grocery 8121 E. Grand Lake R
Kayaking through the Wildlife Sanctuary

10 Best Practices for Paddling the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on June 28th, 2018
Paddling is fun for everyone! Canoe, kayak, stand up paddleboard…are you using the right vessel for Alpena’s unique blue spaces? We want to make sure you enjoy your adventures safely. With the great variety of activities in the Alpena area, there is plenty to keep you busy. When paddli…