Monday, May 16, 2011

A Closer Look at a Selection of Photos from the Press & Guide May 15, 2011

Photos by Millard Berry from the Press & Guide are for sale as reprints through a link on the website:         

Sally Petrella, with Friends of the Rouge, and her assistant Mat Halliday paddle back to a dock across from Fordson Island in the Rouge River May 11 after sampling invertebrates from the water. It is one of the first steps in the rehabilitation of the channel and island and removal of more than a dozen abandoned wrecked boats. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative awarded $150,000 grant to the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority for the Fordson Island Oxbow Restoration and Debris Removal Program. The project was one of eight selected nationwide out of 50 applicants, and was the only project selected in the Great Lakes. Fordson Island was created in 1917 by the dredging and channeling of the Rouge River to the Ford Rouge Plant.

Fordson High School student Fatima Hawli creates jewelry May 11 during the Youth in Arts Festival at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Hundreds of talented Dearborn students from kindergarten through high school performed, displayed and demonstrated their arts at the first-ever city-wide event. The program was designed to reinforce the importance of the arts in students’ lives.

Dearborn High student Eric Reilly (center) and Fordson High student Amanda Bazzi listen to arguments May 10 during the Michigan Supreme Court’s appearance at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. The event was part of the “Court Community Connections” program, which introduces students to the appellate courts.

Pastor Terry Jones promises to return to Dearborn in the future April 29 at city hall as he ends his protest that day.

Sara and Anna Stassen cruise toward another 1-2 finish during a recent Dearborn High victory.
Cody Cowart was the winning pitcher and smashed the game-winning hit May 11 when the Thunderbirds beat Dearborn High 5-4 in 11 innings.
Photos by Millard Berry

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