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WITH VIDEO: Annual Alpena holiday parade makes a remarkable comeback

ALPENA — The frigid temperatures did not deter the crowd of hundreds from lining the streets along Chisholm and 2nd Avenue Friday in Downtown Alpena where the Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade was back in full force. After having no choice but to cancel the town’s tradition last year because ...

‘The Sign Man’ brings cheer daily, all year

SPRUCE — Bruce from Spruce is “The Sign Man.” Rain, sleet, snow, or whatever else may fall from the Northern Michigan sky won’t stop him. Using plastic letters, he puts up a personalized greeting on the outdoor marquis sign in his yard, 365 days a year. Eight-and-a-half years ...