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BC-MI--Michigan Weekend Exchange Digest, MI

January 18, 2019

AP-Michigan stories for Jan. 20. 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, Dec. 20, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-GREAT LAKES SCHOONER

BAY CITY, Mich. _ On a rainy day in January along the banks of the Saginaw River, a handful of volunteers are busy refurbishing a majestic 65-foot schooner housed under a temporary tent. When they finish their work, the sailboat named Appledore V will take to the waters of Saginaw Bay and the Great Lakes and will join a tall ships fleet coming this summer to Bay City. The boat is owned by the Bay City-based nonprofit BaySail. By Chris Ehrmann, The Bay City Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 864 words.

EXCHANGE-LIBRARY ART

MARQUETTE, Mich. _ Do you have wall space to fill? Peter White Public Library can help with its art print collection. Patrons can choose from over 200 framed pieces in the collection that can be checked out for two months at a time. Currently, the prints are located on the east wall near the fiction section on the main level of the building. By Corey Kelly, The Mining Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 455 words.

AP-Michigan stories for Jan. 21. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at (313) 259-0650.

For Monday, Jan. 21, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-FIGHTING GUN VIOLENCE

BURTON, Mich. _ Joseph Pettigrew knew something wasn’t right once he looked at his phone. The 24-year-old Flint native finished a run at Bicentennial Park in Grand Blanc Township on May 1, 2018 and went home for a shower before heading to a panel for Democratic gubernatorial candidates at Baker College. While seated in the crowd, Pettigrew began to receive phone calls from his mother, Aretha. He counted at least 10 missed calls. By Roberto Acosta, The Grand Rapids Press: MLive.com. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1201 words.

EXCHANGE-CRAYON KINDERGARTNER

DETROIT _ She’s got 4-packs and 12-packs, 24-packs and 64-packs and all the sizes in between. There are fat ones and skinny ones. Some of them are glittery, some of them are smelly, others twist. All of the crayons Brooklyn Brown has collected will benefit sick kids at area children’s hospitals. So far, there are 2,639 packs in all. The 5-year-old from Huntington Woods hopes there’ll be more when she donates them on Martin Luther King Jr. day, a national day of service. By Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 814 words.

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