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 May 25th, 2017
Stoney Acres Winery limited edition “Think Pink” wine for breast cancer awareness. (Photo courtesy of Stoney Acres Winery)
Another year has passed and it’s national wine day again! Our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes offers two beautiful wineries serving authentic Michigan wi…
Posted on April 12th, 2017
Tapping Maple Trees
Michigan is blessed with an abundance of maple trees, and maple syrup is the first farm crop to be harvested in Michigan each year. The process of making maple syrup didn’t begin with pancakes, though. North American Indians used it both as a food and as a medicine. Ea…
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 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…
Posted on March 8th, 2016
Dark skies abound in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes; photo courtesy of Paul Gerow
…you love snorkeling and diving the shipwrecks of Thunder Bay in the waters of Lake Huron, unsalted and shark-free!
…you love ripping through the trails of Chippewa Hills Pathway on your mountain bike; hills a…
Posted on February 24th, 2016
Jordan Travis eats a Tony Burger at Latitudes Tavern in Alpena. Photo courtesy Taishaw Pemberton
Tony Harrison stands in front of his “hamburg” stand on State Street in Alpena
We thought we’d feature the legendary Tony Harrison to coincide with our recent Alpena: Sancutary…
Posted on February 17th, 2016We’ve compiled a list of 10 famous, or soon-to-be-famous, burgers from local restaurants offering the best quality beef made with the freshest ingredients around. These features will be sure to satisfy your summertime sadness burger cravings…but you don’t have to take our word for it. Try …
Posted on February 10th, 2016
“I love you”
With Valentine’s Day upon us, it is time to start thinking about what to do with your special someone. Rekindle the flame with your sweetie at one or more of these Alpena hot spots this weekend!
Romantic Rockport State Recreation Area– Put on your snowshoes a