Holiday baking not just about the food

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ALPENA — In between customers at downtown Alpena shops on Thursday, as a cold December wind blew pedestrians past on the sidewalks, workers daydreamed about holiday baking, past and present. The real treat that comes from Christmas kitchens lies more in the togetherness and tradition than ...

Putting up, decorating trees a traditional part of the holidays

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ALPENA — Christmas trees come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are freshly cut from the forest, while others are artificial. They all share one important trait however: they all warm the hearts of the people who display them during the Christmas season. For many families, putting ...

Bay View Park in Alpena to get restrooms and pavilion

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ALPENA — Residents of Alpena and Rogers City may see large improvements to the parks that neighbor their harbors thanks to a pair of grants from the state. A new bathroom and pavilion are in the works for Bay View Park in Alpena, while the pavilion and playground at Lakeside Park in Rogers ...

$1.7M approved to fund Lake Huron Coastal Preserve

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ALABASTER TOWNSHIP — Alabaster Township has secured funding to permanently protect nearly a mile of Lake Huron shoreline with the help of conservation organization Huron Pines. On Wednesday, December 1, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) recommended fully funding the proposed ...

Weekly Fishing Report

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By The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Southeast Lower Peninsula Lake Erie: Several boat anglers were catching walleye around Stony Point. Anglers were trolling Bandits 60 to 110 feet back in 24 to 26 feet of water. A lot of fish were marked, but slow and steady ...

Harrisville playground to get upgrade

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HARRISVILLE – After many months of planning and some unexpected challenges, families in Harrisville will be able to enjoy a safe new playground near the harbor when the weather warms. The City of Harrisville removed unsafe playground equipment at its park several weeks ago because the ...