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BC-MI--Michigan Weekend Exchange Digest, MI

February 13, 2019

EXCHANGE-61-YEAR-OLD EAGLE SCOUT

SWARTZ CREEK, Mich. _ Doug Cuthbertson is four decades older than an average Eagle Scout. The 61-year-old, who earned the high rank in January, is among the roughly 100,000 special needs people who have participated in Boy Scouts of America since the organization started in 1910. Normally scouts earn their Eagle Award by age 18, but people with special needs can work on the rank requirements as adults. By Zahra Ahmad, MLive.com. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1080 words.

EXCHANGE-DETROIT CLUB REVIVAL

DETROIT _ One year after reopening, the Detroit Club is slowly rebuilding its membership up from zero and has opened much of its clubhouse to the general public, including new cocktail and cigar bars, the dining room, a spa and upscale hotel suites. The Detroit Club now has about 100 dues-paying members and has added about 10 members each month since March 2018, when the first of its new memberships were approved, according to club Membership Director Lena Angott. The occupancy rate for the club’s 10 hotel suites — available to members and nonmembers for roughly $250 to $450 a night — is said to average about 80 percent occupancy and the new cigar-smoking bar is proving especially popular on weekends. By JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1148 words.

EXCHANGE-LONGTIME BARBER RETIRES

DETROIT _ There were not many jobs around town when Tony Lombardo got back from the Army in the early 1950s. Lombardo took great pride in serving his country. But amid a stubborn, deep recession that gripped it, there was not much a young man could do to make a living. By Gregg Krupa, The Detroit News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 777 words.

EXCHANGE-ADDAMS FAMILY HOUSE

DIMONDALE, Mich. _ When Matt Jankoviak was a kid his parents rarely drove down Billwood Highway, but “the Addams Family house” situated there made the stretch of roadway memorable. The two-story home on Billwood had a Gothic-looking turret positioned squarely in the middle of the roof. It reminded Jankoviak of the pop-culture TV family’s quirky mansion. By Rachel Greco, Lansing State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1126 words.

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