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A Peek Inside the Posen Potato Festival

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
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Preparing for the Perseids; Alpena’s Dark Skies

The Perseids meteor shower is about to make another grand entrance into our night sky, and you will not want to miss this one!

This annual occurrence takes place between the dates of July 17th-August 24th. The Perseid meteor shower Read the rest


Outdoor Yoga Vibes in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

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

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Creative Summer Activities Kids Will LOVE in Alpena!

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 … Read the rest


Alpena Art Walks Begins for the Summer Season

Alpena, “Art Capital of Northeast Michigan”, brings more color to summer’s palette!

Pictured is Alpena Art Walks brand new logo by Dolmen Imaging and Design LLC

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 … Read the rest


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

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

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Planting Irish Roots in Downtown Alpena

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

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

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 … Read the rest


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

 

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 … Read the rest


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

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”? … Read the rest


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