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Alpena’s Gourmet Burger Bucket List

Posted on February 17th, 2016
We’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

Alpena’s Bucket List: The New Year’s Resolution Edition

Posted on December 29th, 2015
A snowy journey to the new Presque Isle light; photo courtesy of Sandy Blumenthal The new year is coming and it is almost time to make 2016 your “best year yet”! Whether you are a local or a tourist, a bucket list is a great way to explore your own backyard and Michigan treasures. As the official Sanct…

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…

Sanctuary of the Great Lakes is on Instagram!

Posted on October 29th, 2015
Social media continues to be on the rise and Alpena is on board! We want the world to see just how beautiful our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes is during every season; and what a better way than Instagram! We love bringing you updates on everything Alpena from Facebook to blog, so be sure to check out and fol

A Berry, Beary Season in Alpena!

Posted on June 24th, 2015
Strawberry season is in full swing in Alpena, and if you have never tried a Michigan strawberry you are missing out! Typically small to medium in size, super sweet and very juicy, you can find farmers selling their strawberries at the Farmer’s Market downtown by the harbor every Saturday morning,…

Alpena: Home to Guinness World Record Breaker

Posted on June 11th, 2015
Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes has produced many local legends, and 96 year old Clarise Kramer Cadarette Grzenkowicz is a special one. Clarise has been bartending at Maplewood Tavern (French Road) for 75 years! The tavern opened in 1924 and has been passed down through three generations. It o…

From Road Trip to Local Brewery

Posted on March 5th, 2015
Brant and Blake turned their favorite vacation town into their dream hometown. The Austin family discovered Alpena about 10 years ago while on a month long family road trip in a motor home. Leaving their hometown just outside of San Diego, California, Dana and Julie Austin, along with their two sons

Major League Fishing Features Alpena Lakes

Posted on January 31st, 2014
For the first time in history, Northeast Michigan’s inland lakes will be starring on a national television series. The Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Major League Fishing television series subtitled the General Tire Summit Cup is set to air on the Outdoor Channel beginning Saturday, January 4, 2014.…

Rogers City Wins an Emmy!

Posted on June 18th, 2013
This article was written  by Phil Heimerl on June 18, 2013 and was published on the True North Radio website.
A documentary film on the Calcite Limestone Quarry in Rogers City has won an Emmy Award. Brian Belanger wrote and directed the film “A Century in Stone” and earned an Emmy this…
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