BC-MI--Michigan Weekend Exchange Digest, MI
AP-Michigan stories for Dec. 9 and Dec. 10. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact 313-259-0650.
For use Sunday, Dec. 9, and thereafter.
EXCHANGE-YACHT CLUB AT 150
DETROIT — The Detroit Yacht Club is celebrating 150 years by trying to revamp its image. Through its reduced-fee “intermediate” membership, which starts at $60 a month for the under 35 crowd, the club is aiming to revamp its numbers and cultivate an image outside the stuffy boat club stereotype. By Fiona Kelliher, Detroit Free Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1795 words.
SUTTONS BAY, Mich. —A Michigan couple has given a new home to a pigeon. Bill and Cheri Buchbinder don’t have cats or dogs or rabbits. They have Donald. The gray- and brown-speckled rock pigeon became a fan of the couple’s birdbath and feeder last May, and that fondness quickly spread to the Leelanau couple themselves. By Brooke Kansier, Traverse City Record-Eagle. SENT IN ADVANCE: 796 words.
For use Monday, Dec. 10, and thereafter.
EXCHANGE-WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION
MARQUETTE, Mich. — Michigan high school girls learned trade skills at a construction event at Northern Michigan University. Construction is not always about strength or gender. To help get that point across, high school girls from across the Upper Peninsula took part in a recent Women in Construction event hosted by Northern Michigan University’s construction management program at the Jacobetti Complex in Marquette. By Christie Bleck, The Mining Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 451 words.
EXCHANGE-WORLDLY NATIVITY SCENES
SALINE, Mich. — A Michigan church is displaying nativity scenes from around the world. A creche, szopka, presepio, betlemy, or simply a nativity scene. By any name, the intricate depiction of the birth of Jesus Christ is a Christmas tradition in countries around the world. From El Salvador to Israel, Kenya to Haiti, Holy Faith Church in Saline managed to curate over 200 of the works of art and put them on display Saturday, Dec. 1. By Ben Allan Smith, The Ann Arbor News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 275 words.