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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

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…

Top 16 Ways to Fall for Fall in Alpena: Sancutary of the Great Lakes

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…

Top Must-See Independence Day Celebrations Around Alpena!

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…

49 Fun Must-do Adventures for Families in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

Posted on March 30th, 2017
Shin-ga-ba Shores Playground There are plenty of things to keep your family busy while you visit Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. From Exploring the great outdoors, to experiencing interactive indoor activities, you won’t have time to be bored. Here’s our list of the top 49 fami…

Alpena’s Off-Beat Shopping Guide

Posted on December 14th, 2016
  Looking for that special, unusual Christmas gift or stocking stuffer? 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 your list. The Superhero: Saving Alpena One Day at a Time
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So You Think You Know Alpena?

Posted on September 14th, 2016
Do you know the nickname given to Alpena Light by locals? Can you answer all the following questions correctly about Alpena, MI? Take the quiz below to find out if you are an expert on everything Alpena or if your Alpena knowledge is a bit rusty. If you’re a tourist or new to the area, try this qui…

Pokémon GO Hits Alpena…Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

Posted on July 12th, 2016
Don’t call it a comeback! Pokémon is still sweeping the nation like it’s 1998 with a new app that was just released last Wednesday called “Pokémon GO!”.  If you vaguely remember Pokémon, or if you don’t, here is a brief history of the cult classic: A wild Shellder was spotted outside o…