January is upon us. The month of January is conventionally thought to be named after Janus, the Roman god who was depicted as having two faces– one to look forward, and one to look backwards. As 2017 comes to a … Continue reading 2017: A Year in Review.
Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark– but something awesome is coming to the state of downtown Alpena. On Saturday, November 4th at 6 pm, the Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Thunder Bay Theatre are launching their … Continue reading Plays in the Park program kicks off with free outdoor performance of Hamlet
Attention all chefs: registration for the fourth annual Chowder & Chili Cook-off is live! The event this year is planned for Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 12-5 pm. Based on feedback the DDA Promotions Committee has received, there are going to … Continue reading Registration is live for Chowder & Chili Cook-off 2017
After a year and a half, the blog now has a second writer! Molly Stricker recently moved to Alpena, Michigan to work for Thunder Bay Theatre– and is getting ready to bring some great new content to the blog. Before … Continue reading The blog welcomes new writer Molly Stricker!
What’s been happening in downtown this past month? 1.As You Wish Gourmet Eatery has a new chef. Chef Reid Krebs was officially welcomed to the team this week, in addition to Chef Kevin. Make sure to stop in and see … Continue reading News in brief: July 2017
An iconic Alpena tradition, and true marker of summer, begins tomorrow: The 43rd Annual Michigan Brown Trout Festival! The week-long festival offers plenty of opportunities and activities for fishers and non-fishers alike– and will have some new events this year. … Continue reading Brown Trout Festival offers more than just fishing
Have you read the Alpena News this week? There’s been some great coverage on what’s been going on downtown– in fact, every day this week there has been at least one article about downtown! Here’s what made the news. 1.Thunder … Continue reading Ten times downtown made the news this week
This summer, Art Walks are coming to downtown Alpena the final Friday of each month, June through September, from 5-8 pm. What are Art Walks? Art Walks are events held in small towns and big cities alike that feature live … Continue reading Galleries to host summer Art Walks
1. Holiday Inn Express & Suites has officially opened. As of 5/16, the downtown location is now serving guests! The hotel has a variety of room set-ups, two conference spaces, a pool, and beautiful views of downtown (and the lake!) … Continue reading News in brief: May edition
What’s been going on in downtown these last few months? We have answers. 1. Downtown Scoops has new owners. Congratulations to Aaron and Kari Buza, who recently announced their purchase of the beloved ice-cream shop! Aaron is no new face to the Scoops scene– he had … Continue reading News in brief: Spring edition
It’s officially public: the former site of Fletcher Street Brewery will become Alpena’s newest venue for weddings and other special events. The historic building, located on the Thunder Bay River on Fletcher Avenue, will become The Fletcher Street Depot, the vision … Continue reading Former brewery site to become event venue
The 5th Annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival is beginning this week in Alpena. The festival, hosted by Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, features a world of films on all things Great Lakes & ocean related– ranging from shark conservation to … Continue reading Film festival begins this week in Alpena