Thursday, October 27, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Port Huron Hockey

Port Huron Flags
The last time a professional hockey team from Port Huron took a title a title was when the Port Huron Flags won the Turner Cup in the 1972 IHL playoffs.

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Until last year, that is. That's when the Federal Hockey League team the Port Huron Prowlers won the Governor's Cup in the teams inaugural season when they swept the Danbury Dashers 3-0 in a best of five competition for the championship.

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The Prowlers kick off the 2016-17 season with a home game when they take on the St. Clair Shores Fighting Saints this Saturday at McMorran Place.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Five Photos Of The Blue Water Fall

Taking a trek in the Blue Water Area right now, one can't help to notice the vibrant colors of the trees. The fall foliage is at it's peak and the vibrant red, yellows and oranges are putting on quite a show. Today, let's take a few different perspectives of those colors courtesy of folks out and about in the area and are posting what they see on Instagram.

Port Sanilac
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Lexington
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Port Huron
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Marine City
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Algonac
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We would like to see your autumn photos too. Hashtag your photos #discovertheblue and check us out on Instagram here.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Haunting We Will Go

Are you ready for shrieks and frights and leaping from things that go bump in the night? The Blue Water Area has a few places where you can walk through spooky woods, wander a haunted railroad and event blast some zombies and creepy clowns.

Featuring a half mile walk through a wooded area of eerie sights that lead up to a ghostly and ghastly residence, Panic At Pine Stump Hollow, located at 6310 Gratiot Avenue in St. Clair, is not for the faint of heart. It is for anyone who enjoys to be frightened though. It's open Friday and Saturday through the from 8pm until midnight.

Located at the old Chicory Factory at 1129 12th Avenue in Port Huron, the Black River Haunted Railroad & Infected Zombie Paintball Shoot is divided in two parts that are guaranteed to give you thrill and chills. Outside, where the abandoned railroad tracks runs, monsters lurks and jump. If you still have your wits about you after that, you can enter the ominous looking building where can take am zombies and clowns with paintball guns. The fright experience is open Thurs through Sundays evening all the way to Halloween.

Meet the unexpected residents of the buildings at the Sanilac County Historical Museum and Village. Open Saturday, October 15th and the 21st, the Family Haunted Village and Spook Walk, located at 228 South Ridge St in Port Sanilac, sets you out to wander in the Halloweeny Woods and cemetery where meet the Wicked Witch and Snow White, Dr. Loop, the Mad Hatter, the Grim Reaper and more.

Port Huron Parks and Rec invite the family to take a Halloween Stroll through Sanborn Park on Saturday, October 29th. Come and encounter various stations of Halloween scenes with lots in store. Per-registration is required for this event which can be done here.

Also on the 29th, Halloween In Lexington has a day full of family fun in store including Children's Costume Parade, Pet Costume Parade, Children's Activities & More!

Find out more about these and many other things happening at our events page.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hoppin' Around Port Huron

Friday nights are usually hopping in the city of Port Huron. This Friday night though they'll be doing even more so with two events that will have people out and about.

One of the thing's happening is Port Huron Museum's annual Hoptoberfest. The museum invites you to join them at the Fort Gratiot Light Station for dinner, drinks and music from Ian Smith & Co. From there, transportation will be provided so you can hop to see some other sights in town. This year hoppers get a special treat as the event includes a chance for hoppers to check out the Sperry's Theater before it opens to the general public.

You can hear an interview that Port Huron Museum's executive director Susan Bennett and event co-chair Jim Berry did with WPHM's Paul Miller about Hoptoberfest here.

Tickets, which include 2 beverages, transportation, appetizers, a full meal and entertainment, are $65 or 2 for $125 for museum members and  $75 or 2 for $140 for guests. You can get them by calling the museum 810-982-0891 ext. 110 or at Eventbrite. All proceeds from Hoptoberfest go to benefit the museum's four sites and you must be 21 to attend.


A couple of times each year, downtown Port Huron shops and offices turn into art galleries. From 6-9pm this Friday they'll be doing it again with the Fall Art Hop. Take a stroll around to 21 locations on Huron Avenue and Military Street and check out with many local area artists, musicians and craftspeople will have on display. Find out more at the Port Huron Art Hop Facebook page.

You can also check out all the other things happening around the Blue Water Area at our events page.