A great way to start the summer

Summer has officially arrived.

And with it comes a full slate of activities throughout the region. Every weekend from this point forward area residents and visitors will have numerous activities from which to choose. At times it might seem overwhelming there will be so many opportunities.

This weekend, for instance, the Alpena Blues Festival will be one of the many highlights around Alpena. Every year this festival seems to grow and attract more and more top headliners – as well as fans. Sweet guitar licks and deep soulful melodies will fill the air around Alpena.

If you’re looking for something more outdoors, or if you appreciate the fine workmanship of years gone by, then by all means stop by the Presque Isle Wooden Boat Show at Presque Isle Harbor. There is nothing that screams “vintage summer fun” more than a wooden boat and many pristine and classic ones will be on display today.

Presque Isle Harbor already is one of the most beautiful harbors on the Great Lakes anyway, but when you add the wooden boats into the mix there it makes for a “must see” experience.

And those are just some of the events of the summer. Trust us, there are many, many more over the next several weeks.

Get out and enjoy yourself this summer.