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BC-MI--Michigan Weekend Exchange Digest, MI

May 1, 2019

AP-Michigan stories for May 5 and May 6. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at (313) 259-0650.

For Sunday, May 5, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-VETERANS CONNECT

GWINN, Mich. _ Camaraderie, is defined by Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary as a mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together. Dozens of Upper Peninsula veterans and their families recently participated in the daylong U.P. Vets Served event at the K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum. Many of those who attended used words like “connection,” ″friendship” and, of course, “camaraderie.” By Lisa Bowers, The Mining Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 745 words.

EXCHANGE-BUOY TENDER

PORT HURON, Mich. _ Shortly after 8 a.m. recently, the U.S. Coast Guard Hollyhock and her crew, surrounded by fishing boats under an overcast sky, pulled away from the Algonac pier, embarking on a buoy-tending mission that would set a record for the ship. The schedule included working 17 buoys, which would break the ship’s previous record of 14. Work included pulling winter buoys, or marks, and replacing them with summer buoys and placing summer buoys where other winter marks had previously been removed. By Brian Wells, Times Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 502 words.

For Monday, May 6, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-MUSIC SANCTUARY

DETROIT _ Having spent more than 20 years as a musician, Audra Kubat and her partners are working to transform an abandoned home in the city’s Northwest Goldberg neighborhood into a music sanctuary. Kubat, an indie folk artist from Rosedale Park on Detroit’s west side, launched the Detroit House of Music project that aims to bring artists from around the area to teach music to kids in the neighborhood, house traveling artists and serve as a small place for shows. Kubat, known for giving back and teaching music in Detroit schools, launched the project while working on her seventh album. By Sarah Rahal. The Detroit News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 757 words.

EXCHANGE-SEEING COLORS

KALKASKA, Mich. _ A trio of Kalkaska boys collected nearly $3,000 in returnable bottles and cans — that’s 30,000 — and used the money to buy a dozen pairs of glasses designed to help colorblind students better see the world’s complete rainbow of shades. Brent partnered with classmates John Buck, 14, and Nolan Ferguson, 14, and the three eighth-graders raised the money to purchase the special glasses from California company EnChroma as their community project. They went door-to-door to collect returnable bottles and cans during the depths of winter and traded the loot for cash at area grocery stores. By Sheri Mcwhirter, Traverse City Record-Eagle. SENT IN ADVANCE: 496 words.