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Alpena, Michigan
City
The Alpena Light at the Alpena Municipal Marina
Nickname(s): A-Town
Motto: Warm and Friendly Port
Location of Alpena within Alpena County, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Alpena
Animickee 1840
Alpena 1871
Government
 • Mayor Matt Waligora
Area
 • Total 9.23 sq mi (23.91 km2)
 • Land 8.54 sq mi (22.12 km2)
 • Water 0.69 sq mi (1.79 km2)  7.48%
Elevation 591 ft (180 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,483
 • Estimate (2012) 10,340
 • Density 1,227.5/sq mi (473.9/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49707
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-01740
GNIS feature ID 0620017
Website alpena.mi.us
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  • Full Service Packing - All items in your home are packed by our trustworthy household movers using the most up-to-date packing methods and materials in the industry.
  • Fragile Packing - You define your breakable or high-value items such as dishes, glassware, artwork, fragile furniture, mirrors, etc. and we will professionally pack them with care, while you pack all of your other belongings.
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Basic Household Moving Services
  • Loading - Each of your belongings is labeled, inventoried and loaded in a systematic process. Additionally, all upholstered furniture is wrapped in stretch wrap, a strong, clear plastic that completely covers the furniture, protecting it from dirt and damage.
  • Transportation - All of our trailers are equipped with air-ride suspension systems to ensure the contents travel in the safest manner possible. All trucks are driven by professional household movers with the best training in the industry.
  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
Alpena MI 49707
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Moving can be a real pain, and and when my moving company told me they could not do the move, I was in a panic. My house closing was coming up very quickly and I needed to be out of my house.  Add on top of that I was retiring at the same time and moving to Texas, well the stress level was high.  In the matter of three days, seven companies told me they could not do the move.  Until I talked to Erica at Rose moving.  She listened to my story, called her boss, and told me she could meet the next day to get everything set for the move the day I needed it.  In the span of three hours, all the paperwork was complete, inventoried the entire house, locked in the movers and was able to work within my schedule. Beverly Thomason in the office sent me all the paperwork I needed the next day, was signed and returned.  On the day of the move, the team came in and were very pleasant and professional.  Every specialty item, heirloom, breakable glassware and framed paintings and memorabilia was cared for as if it was their own. Within three hours,, everything was loaded on the truck and sent to the warehouse for storage and crating.  Through the two weeks it sat in storage, Beverly kept me up to date with shipment to my new address.  On the day the shipment came, the delivery team took extra special care in preparing the house to move items inside.  This team was great! The entire process from when they arrived until they departed was about two hours.  They were very professional and worked through a couple of changes in where items were to go.  Everything arrived it perfect condition. They were kind and courteous and went out of their way to make sure that everything I needed done was done.  Although a long review, Rose Moving went out of their way at the last minute to take care of my move.  Two teams, two trucks, two really great move specialists, two thousand miles of travel and the best, most professional move I've ever had. Instead of shopping around, make Rose your first choice in preparing your move.
July 22, 2015
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Beverly, I just wanted to let you know that the move was smooth as silk thanks to the crew that delivered my sons things.  They were polite, competent and professional.  I have been delighted with Rose Moving since my first contact phone call. Prompt, friendly , overall spectacular service and not one item damaged.


We are beyond pleased.  Thank You!
March 18, 2014
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I highly recommend them for your move.
I moved household items with Rose Moving and storage twice before.  They moved items from Michigan to Phoenix and then back again 5 years later.  There was not even a hint of any "event".  No breakage, no lost items, no nothing.  A  perfectly uneventful move, just the way they should be.

In August, 2010 I contacted Rose Moving (Jim Stafford) regarding a move from Auburn Hills, Michigan to Las Vegas, Nevada.  You see, I used a competitor to move me out of my home in Rochester, MI into storage.  I was not happy with Corrigan as they quoted 17,000lbs and ended up 23,000lbs & they broke a chandelier and then denied the repair claim.

I contacted Jim and he was incredibly informative and low key with me.  He explained all I needed to know in order to feel comfortable about moving my goods out of a competitors storage facility.  He took the time to follow up with me numerous times over the 7 months of being in storage and to "teach" me some of the ins and outs of moving and storage.

Come time to actually do the move, Jim provided me a firm quote to move me to LV that was less expensive, would assign a "master mover" to my move, and would personally oversee the unpack and load of my belongings out of a competitors storage.  Really, who could do more?  Have you ever heard of a mover providing a FIRM, not to exceed quote?

At the last moment, due to our inability to return to Michigan to supervise the unload from storage and load to Allied truck (a requirement of Corrigan Moving), we were unable to use Jim and Rose Moving.

I  highly recommend them for your move.   It was a mistake for me to get involved with a moving company other than Jim Stafford and Rose Moving and Storage.
March 28, 2012
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Alpena (Alpena, MI Moving Company) Courthouse in Alpena

Alpena (Get Movers Cost for Alpena, MI) /ælˈpnə/ is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Alpena (Alpena, Michigan Relocation Companies). It is considered to be part of northern Michigan. The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is located in the city. The population was 10,483 at the 2010 census. The population swells with a large number of visitors in the summer.

Despite its small population, it is by far the largest city in the sparsely populated Northeast Michigan (lower peninsula) area, serving as its commercial and cultural hub. It is considered to be one of the two anchor cities of Northern Michigan, along with Traverse City (Traverse City, MI Relocation Company). The Alpena Regional Medical Center is a federally designated rural regional medical referral center, and is the largest employer in the city.

Development

It was originally part of Anomickee County founded in 1840, which in 1843 was changed to Alpena, a pseudo-Native American word — a neologism coined by Henry Schoolcraft (Schoolcraft, Michigan Relocation), meaning something like "a good partridge country." This was part of a much larger effort to rename a great many of the Michigan counties at the time.

The region, known as the "Sunrise Side" from its location on the east shoreline of Michigan, was first a site of commercial fishing activity and is still home to extensive commercial fishing activities. Later the region, like much of Michigan, was shaped by the logging era of the 1800s. Today, Alpena (Get Move Quote for Alpena, MI) is known for its limestone quarry, one of the largest in the world, owned and operated by the Lafarge corporation and is a major cement manufacturer and exporter. While at one time the largest in the world, the cement plant is now just the largest cement plant for Lafarge in North America with an annual capacity of almost 3 million tons of cement. Alpena (Get Movers Quote for Alpena, MI) is also the world headquarters of Besser Company, a manufacturer of concrete block machines. Tourism (fishing, hunting, camping and a variety of water sports) is also important to Alpena (Get Moving Estimate for Alpena, MI)'s economy.

In February 2007 Bizjournals ranked Alpena (Get Relocation Estimate for Alpena, MI) as the hottest retirement destination in the Great Lakes area and #44 nationally.

The city has a number of notable buildings, including the Art deco Alpena (Alpena, MI Moving Reviews) Courthouse and Temple Beth El, one of the oldest synagogues in the United States.

Geography and climate

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.23 square miles (23.91 km2), of which, 8.54 square miles (22.12 km2) of it is land and 0.69 square miles (1.79 km2) is water. The city is on the shore of Lake Huron's Thunder Bay, with Alpena (Alpena, Michigan Moving Company) surrounding it on land.

Access to natural resources and water transportation has been important in development of the community. Light stations and lighthouses surround Alpena (Get Move Cost for Alpena, MI). Several islands off the coast in Thunder Bay are part of the Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and Scarecrow Island is part of the Michigan Islands Wilderness Area. Charity, Little Charity, Scarecrow, and Thunder Bay Islands form the Lake Huron division of the Michigan Islands NWR. There are lighthouses on Charity (abandoned) and Thunder Bay Islands.

Climate data for Alpena (Get Relocation Estimate for Alpena, MI), Michigan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 55
(13)
62
(17)
75
(24)
93
(34)
94
(34)
100
(38)
100
(38)
100
(38)
99
(37)
87
(31)
77
(25)
65
(18)
100
(38)
Average high °F (°C) 26.7
(−2.9)
28.1
(−2.2)
36.1
(2.3)
48.3
(9.1)
60.8
(16)
70.7
(21.5)
76.7
(24.8)
75.3
(24.1)
67.7
(19.8)
55.4
(13)
42.5
(5.8)
32.0
(0)
51.69
(10.94)
Average low °F (°C) 12.0
(−11.1)
12.1
(−11.1)
21.1
(−6.1)
32.8
(0.4)
44.0
(6.7)
53.4
(11.9)
59.4
(15.2)
57.9
(14.4)
50.1
(10.1)
39.5
(4.2)
29.4
(−1.4)
19.4
(−7)
35.92
(2.18)
Record low °F (°C) −21
(−29)
−24
(−31)
−13
(−25)
6
(−14)
21
(−6)
32
(0)
39
(4)
36
(2)
29
(−2)
20
(−7)
1
(−17)
−12
(−24)
−24
(−31)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.70
(43.2)
1.34
(34)
1.86
(47.2)
2.13
(54.1)
2.83
(71.9)
2.58
(65.5)
3.17
(80.5)
3.43
(87.1)
3.10
(78.7)
2.43
(61.7)
2.02
(51.3)
1.84
(46.7)
28.43
(722.1)
Snowfall inches (cm) 14.8
(37.6)
11.7
(29.7)
9.0
(22.9)
2.4
(6.1)
.2
(0.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
.2
(0.5)
4.1
(10.4)
13.8
(35.1)
56.2
(142.7)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 14.2 10.6 10.7 11.2 11.4 10.8 10.3 11.2 12.3 12.6 12.3 13.5 141.1
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 9.1 6.5 4.1 1.3 .1 0 0 0 0 .1 2.0 6.8 30.0
Mean monthly sunshine hours 108.5 135.6 195.3 222.0 279.0 294.0 316.2 257.3 195.0 142.6 84.0 74.4 2,303.9
Source: The Weather Channel (records), NOAA (normals, 1971–2000), HKO (sun)

Transportation

Air

A U.S. Air Force Reserve Bell HH-1N Huey (s/n 69-6612) taking off on maneuvers during a reserve rescue exercise at Phelps Collins Air National Guard Base

Alpena County Regional Airport (IATA: APN, ICAO: KAPN, FAA LID: APN) is the northeast lower peninsula of Michigan's main commercial airport and handles daily Delta Connection flights to Detroit and Minneapolis/St. Paul operated by SkyWest Airlines. It is a public-use airport located in Wilson (Wilson, Michigan Moving Companies), Michigan six miles (10 km) west of the central business district of Alpena. The Michigan Air National Guard's Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center co-utilizes the airfield.

Rail

Alpena is situated along the Lake State Railway, formerly the Detroit and Mackinac Railway (D&M). Earlier railroads that served Alpena were built and owned by the Alger Smith and Co. logging company: (1) the Detroit, Bay City (Bay City, Michigan Relocation Company) and Alpena Railroad which entered Alpena from the south around 1886; and (2) the Alpena and Northern Railroad.

Bus

  • Indian Trails provides daily intercity bus service between St. Ignace (St. Ignace, Michigan Mover Reviews) and Bay City, Michigan. This route doubles as the Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach service for the area.

Major highways

  • US 23 serves Alpena on its way along the Lake Huron shoreline. It has been designated the "Sunrise Side Coastal Highway", and runs along (or parallels) the Lake Huron shore. To the north, it passes Grand Lake and Long Lake, then to Rogers City, through Cheboygan, and on to Mackinaw City (Mackinaw City, MI Moving Company), where it ends at I-75 and the Mackinac Bridge. On US 23 as it crosses Squaw Bay just south of Alpena exists a sign which notes that it rests on the 45th parallel, indicating travelers are halfway between the equator and the North Pole. This is one of 29 places (six are in Michigan) in the U.S.A. where such signs are known to exist. US 23 continues south to Ossineke then further south to Oscoda and Tawas City. US 23 south joins I-75 near Standish where it continues south downstate.
  • M-32 ends its 100-mile (160 km) easterly route from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron traversing the northern lower peninsula within downtown Alpena (Get Relocation Cost for Alpena, MI) at the intersection of US 23.
  • M-65 is a few miles west of town, but is a more direct route to the south than US 23, which meanders along the lake shore through many villages and towns.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,483 people, 4,734 households, and 2,565 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,227.5 inhabitants per square mile (473.9 /km2). There were 5,278 housing units at an average density of 618.0 per square mile (238.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.5% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 4,734 households of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.8% were non-families. 39.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 20.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 19.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 11,304 people, 4,874 households, and 2,865 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,348.9 per square mile (520.8/km2). There were 5,200 housing units at an average density of 620.5 per square mile (239.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.66% White, 0.42% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 4,874 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,353, and the median income for a family was $40,056. Males had a median income of $34,534 versus $21,951 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,476. About 10.4% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Alpena, along with the rest of Alpena County and portions of Presque Isle (Presque Isle, Michigan Moving Company), is served by Alpena Public Schools. Alpena Public Schools was established as the first county-wide school district in the state of Michigan in 1963. The district has one high school, a junior high, an alternative/adult high school, and six elementary schools. The elementary schools are Besser, Ella White, Hinks, Lincoln, Sanborn, and Wilson Elementary Schools. Geographically, it is the largest school district in the Lower Peninsula, encompassing more than 620 square miles (1,600 km2).

There are three private schools in Alpena (Get Move Estimate for Alpena, MI). All Saints Catholic School is affiliated with the four Roman Catholic parishes in the city (St. Anne's, St. Bernard's, St. John the Baptist and St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception) and provides preschool to 6th grade education. Immanuel Lutheran School is supported by the Immanuel Lutheran Church and has preschool to 8th grade classes. The Alpena (Get Moving Cost for Alpena, MI) SDA Elementary School is a Seventh-Day Adventist school that has offers elementary education. Bingham Arts Academy, a charter school run by Mosaica, also provides classes from preschool to 8th grade.

Alpena is also home to Alpena Community College. ACC is a two-year associates program that has partnerships with Spring Arbor (Spring Arbor, MI Relocation Companies) University and several other Michigan institutions. Within Alpena Community College is the World Center for Concrete Technology (WCCT). The WCCT draws a worldwide enrollment of students for classes in Concrete Technology, including a Master Blockmakers Degree for 5-class-accomplished students.

Economy

While tourism is an important component of the area's economy, both Alpena and Rogers City (Rogers City, Michigan Movers) have an industrial base. In particular, Alpena is home to Lafarge's cement plant and to Besser Company (maker of a concrete block making machinery), as well as a drywall board manufacturing facility owned by Decorative Panels International. Rogers City (Rogers City, MI Mover Reviews) is the location of the world's largest limestone quarry, which is used in steel making in the Great Lakes and Rust Belt regions.

Alpena (Get Moving Cost for Alpena, MI)'s primary shopping center is the Alpena (Get Move Quote for Alpena, MI) Mall, the only enclosed shopping mall in the northeastern Lower Peninsula, featuring approximately 20 stores, with JCPenney and Gordon Food Service as the anchor stores.

Fletcher Street Brewing Company is in Old Town on the Thunder Bay River.

Alpena (Get Movers Estimate for Alpena, MI) is also home to the Alpena (Get Movers Cost for Alpena, MI) Thunder hockey team.

Historical markers

There are seven recognized historical markers in the city:

Media

Print

Radio

Alpena (Get Relocation Estimate for Alpena, MI) is home to several radio stations.

AM

Call Sign Frequency Format City Broadcast From
WHAK 960 Classic Hits Rogers City (Rogers City, MI Moving)
WATZ 1450 Talk/News Alpena (Get Move Prices for Alpena, MI)

FM

Call Sign Frequency Format City Broadcast From
WPHN 90.5 Religious Gaylord (Gaylord, Michigan Relocation Company)
WCML 91.7 Public Alpena (Get Relocation Prices for Alpena, MI)
WFDX 92.5 Classic Hits Atlanta (Atlanta, MI Moving Company)
WKJZ 94.9/98.1 Variety Hits Hillman (Hillman, Michigan Moving Company)
WATZ 99.3/96.7 Country Alpena (Get Movers Cost for Alpena, MI)
WHAK 99.9 Oldies Rogers City (Rogers City, Michigan Moving)
WWTH 100.7 Classic Rock Oscoda (Oscoda, MI Moving Reviews)
WMJZ 101.5 Variety Hits Gaylord (Gaylord, Michigan Relocation Company)
WKJC 104.7 Country Tawas City (Tawas City, Michigan Moving Companies)
WGFM 105.1/103.7 Rock Cheboygan (Cheboygan, MI Moving Companies)
WHSB 107.7 Hot AC Alpena (Get Moves Estimate for Alpena, MI)

Television

Alpena (Get Relocation Estimate for Alpena, MI) is the third smallest (208) Nielsen Designated Market Area (DMA) in the United States.

There is only one locally programmed terrestrial Television station located within the Alpena (Get Movers Cost for Alpena, MI) DMA:

  • Channel 11, cable 10: WBKB-TV - (CBS, Fox on DT2 and cable 13)

Rebroadcasts of other television stations include:

  • Channel 6, cable 6: WCML-TV - (PBS) - feed of WCMU-TV
  • Channel 18: W18BT - (TBN) - national feed

Cable only television:

Northeast Michigan is also served by selected major network affiliates from the Northern Michigan and Mid-Michigan DMAs, as well as CBC Television programming from CBMT in Montreal. Cable television service is provided within Alpena (Get Move Quote for Alpena, MI) and many outlying communities by Charter Communications.

Annual cultural and sporting events

There are many recurring local activities. A calendar is available.

  • Alpena (Get Move Cost for Alpena, MI) Blues Festival, late June at The Alpena (Get Movers Quote for Alpena, MI) Fair Grounds and Merchant Building.
  • Alpena (Alpena, MI Relocation) Fair, Alpena (Alpena, Michigan Relocation Companies) Fairgrounds.
  • Besser Museum Log Cabin Day, last Sunday in June. Approved by the Michigan legislature passed a bill to make Log Cabin Day an annual event to be held on the last Sunday in June. The Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan spotlights their own two log cabins on this day and celebrates by offering old fashioned, family-pleasing activities.
  • Garden (Garden, Michigan Relocation) Walk fundraiser for Shelter, Inc, nine gardens in July.
  • Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival second weekend in October, which provides funding and support for lighthouses
  • Habitat for Humanity-Alpena (Get Relocation Estimate for Alpena, MI) Area "Drive to Build" Charity Golf Outing
  • Hillman (Hillman, Michigan Movers) Street Drags, first weekend in July, downtown, Hillman (Hillman, MI Moving Company), Michigan.
  • Lafarge Downtown Alpena (Get Moving Prices for Alpena, MI) Riverfest, in mid-June. Family event centered on the Thundre Bay River, celebrating Alpena (Get Moving Estimate for Alpena, MI)'s lumbering history. Professional lumberjack shows, entertainment, music, storytelling, chainsaw carving, food, fun and games.
  • Michigan Brown Trout Festival, a week in mid-July.
  • Presque Isle (Presque Isle, Michigan Relocation Company) Harbor Wooden Boat Show, mid-June.
  • Ramblin' Rods Car Show, second weekend in August at Mich-E-Kewis Park, Alpena (Get Moving Cost for Alpena, MI).
  • Sunrise Side Heritage Bike Ride, first weekend in September. Ride Along Lake Huron Shoreline (US 23) from the Arenac (Arenac, MI Relocation Company) fairgrounds to Mackinac Bridge then South to West Branch on M-33 and M-55 . This is a 400-mile long organized ride.
  • Thunder Bay Arts Council's "Art on the Bay" at beautiful Bay View Park in Alpena (Get Moving Prices for Alpena, MI). A Juried Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Fair which coincides with The Michigan Brown Trout Festival.
  • Thunder Bowl Lanes has hosted a long-running annual 6-man team Ten-pin bowling tournament in March. It also occasionally hosts the Northern Michigan Men's and Women's championships.
  • Thunder Bay Maritime Festival is presented by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve in Alpena (Get Movers Cost for Alpena, MI), MI.

Local cultural institutions

Thunder Bay Theater
  • Thunder Bay Theatre is northeast Michigan's only professional theatrical group, and regularly presents productions.
  • Youth Sailing Instruction and Training is offered by the Alpena (Get Moving Cost for Alpena, MI) Yacht Club.

Local libraries, museums and landmarks

  • The Alpena (Alpena, MI Moving Company) Library
  • The Jesse M. Besser Museum for Northeastern Michigan and Planetarium.
  • Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, also known as Thunder Bay National Maritime Sanctuary and Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Notable residents

Notable people were born in, or have lived in, Alpena (Get Movers Cost for Alpena, MI), include:

  • Paul Bunker, 1901 and 1902 All-American football player at Army and College Football Hall of Famer
  • William Comstock (Comstock, MI Relocation), 33rd governor of Michigan, also buried there
  • Leon Czolgosz, assassin of U.S. President William McKinley
  • Bob Devaney, former football coach for several college and highschool football teams
  • Robert L. Emerson, politician
  • Stanley Grenz, Christian theologian
  • MLB players Blaise Ilsley, Dan Rohn and Kevin Young
  • Betty Mahmoody, author of Not Without My Daughter (born in Alma (Alma, MI Relocation Company), Michigan)
  • Harvey Marlatt, former Detroit (Detroit, MI Moving Reviews) Pistons player
  • Michael Bailey Smith, actor
  • K.J. Stevens, novelist and short story writer
  • Joel Potrykus, filmmaker

Alpena (Get Move Estimate for Alpena, MI) in popular culture

  • The 1991 feature film Not Without My Daughter starring Sally Field and Alfred Molina was based upon the true story of Betty Mahmoody who was living in Alpena (Get Moves Cost for Alpena, MI) in 1984 during the events surrounding the film and novel of the same name.
  • Bruce Willis (Willis, MI Relocation) and the film crew of Die Hard 2 used Alpena (Get Move Estimate for Alpena, MI)'s airport to shoot several scenes of the film. Although the location was selected because snow was expected to be integral to the movie (and was moved from Denver's Stapleton Airport which had no snow), a dearth of precipitation in Alpena (Get Moving Cost for Alpena, MI) necessitated the use of artificial snow.
  • The nearby novelty attraction in Ossineke (Ossineke, Michigan Relocation Company) features "Dinosaur Gardens" a handmade collection of prehistoric animals and dinosaurs was featured in the book Roadside America
  • Alpena (Get Moves Cost for Alpena, MI)'s airport is featured in the Season 5 Home Improvement episode "Twas The Flight Before Christmas" when Tim and Al fly up to Alpena (Get Moves Quote for Alpena, MI) in order to attend the Binford Winter festival, and for Tim to get Jill's Present. However, a snowstorm keeps the two stranded at the airport.
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