July 15, 2007

Viewpoint – About the Cover – July 15, 2007

Filed under: Weekly Columns, Viewpoint, July 15, 2007 Issue — Gregory P Rokicak

 

Brian Lezotte and Tony Cerezo are pictured sharing their hobby of Cowboy Action Shooting. By Daniel Gretzner Brian Lezotte and Tony Cerezo are pictured sharing their hobby of Cowboy Action Shooting.  Daniel Gretzner story on this can be found on here.

Irish American Festival

Filed under: Weekly Columns, Contributors, July 15, 2007 Issue — Daniel Gretzner

Steve Colwell, Director of Wyandotte Cable TV is pictured with the poster of the upcoming Irish American Festival. Steve is of Irish and Scottish Heritage. Photo by Daniel GretznerSteve Colwell, Director of Wyandotte Cable TV is  pictured with the poster of the upcoming Irish American Festival. Steve is of Irish and Scottish Heritage. Photo by Daniel Gretzner

River of Rum, River of Renaissance: The American/Canadian Prohibition and Preservation Partnership

Filed under: Weekly Columns, Historical Review, July 15, 2007 Issue — Kathy Covert

The Boy Scouts helped our gang to learn hiking and camping skills. Our bikes further extended the range of our camping trips. Then another mode of transport came along to open the door to new adventures using the waterways. (more…)

Local Friends Share Same Hobby “Cowboy Action Shooting”

Filed under: Weekly Columns, Contributors, July 15, 2007 Issue — Daniel Gretzner

For the past decade, and then some, Brian Lezotte of Flat Rock and Tony Cerezo of Southgate, have shared an identical hobby together. The hobby is For the past decade, and then some, Brian Lezotte of Flat Rock and Tony Cerezo of Southgate, have shared an identical hobby together. The hobby is “Cowboy Action Shooting”. This type of outdoor sports physical activity includes numerous gun ranges, travel, accurate shooting competition and traveling around the state of Michigan. (more…)

Get Growing….by Big Bob

Filed under: Weekly Columns, Get Growing, July 15, 2007 Issue — Big Bob

 

Hi there,

For most of my life until recently, I was the youngest kid in the group.  Nearly everybody else had a license, and a car – and I was still waiting to be 16 years old.  Now, I am surrounded by kids, just barely senior citizens!  Oh, how I wish I were 75 again!  I am happy my sister gave me gardening books and a subscription to a good gardening magazine to carry with me on my interstate trucking travels, and get to read while waiting for a load to develop, or a weekend or a holiday to end, so I could get back to work. (more…)

Dingell Cosponsors Airline Passenger Bill of Rights

Filed under: July 15, 2007 Issue — Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI15) today signed on as a cosponsor to HR 1303, the Airline Passenger Bill of Rights Act of 2007.   Introduced by Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA01), this legislation would require all airlines to provide a minimum level of customer service.  Dingell has been one of the leading advocates in the House of Representatives for a Passengers Bill of Rights for almost a decade. He has introduced his own passenger protection legislation in 1999 and 2001. (more…)

Stabenow, Colleagues Announce a “New Agenda for Trade”

Filed under: July 15, 2007 Issue — Press Release

 

On Eve of Fast Track Expiration, Members of Congress, Business and Labor Leaders Outline New Trade Priorities.

WASHINGTON —U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) was joined by fellow Senators, Representatives and national business, labor, and advocacy groups in calling for a “new direction for trade.”  June 30th will mark the expiration of the Trade Promotion Authority, also known as Fast Track, which has been used by this administration to push unfair trade agreements that are bad for American workers and consumers.

“Fast track authority has been used to push bad agreements through Congress that have increased our trade deficit, cost us jobs and hurt our automobile industry and other manufacturers,” said Stabenow.  “American businesses and workers deserve agreements that are fair for America.” (more…)

Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Denounces Supreme Court Ruling on Race Plans

Filed under: July 15, 2007 Issue — Press Release

Washington, DC – , Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (13th District, Michigan), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), released the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling to vacate school desegregation plans in Seattle and Louisville: (more…)

A Child’s Agenda Shaffer joins Task Force to reform foster care system

Filed under: July 15, 2007 Issue — Press Release

 

As part of a statewide agenda for reform, state Rep. Rick Shaffer today announced he has joined the Michigan Child Protection Task Force to examine all aspects of the state’s responsibility in protecting young citizens. (more…)

Michigan Department of Education Renews $225,000 Grant for The Guidance Center’s Even Start Program

Filed under: July 15, 2007 Issue — Press Release

 

The agency’s family literacy program helps children and adults

Southgate, MI – The Guidance Center recently was awarded the renewal of a $225,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Education to continue its Even Start program.  The program is part of the educational focus of the agency’s Center for Early Childhood. (more…)

The Guidance Center’s Summer Support Groups Calendar

Filed under: July 15, 2007 Issue — Press Release

National Alliance on Mental Illness Support Group

Intended for any adult who identifies himself or herself as having a mental health diagnosis or as being in a supportive relationship with an adult or child diagnosed with mental illness. This includes adults with co-occurring substance abuse disorders. The group offers adults with mental illness and supporters of adults and children with mental illness an opportunity to share mutual support and information.

The group meets on the first and third Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Guidance Center’s Allen Road Classroom. (more…)

July 8, 2007

Viewpoint – About the Cover – July 8, 2007

Filed under: Weekly Columns, Viewpoint, July 8, 2007 Issue — Gregory P Rokicak

July 8, 2007 Cover ImageGolfing at Woodside Meadows is the subject of this week’s cover.  Mark Couch let me use a cart on a beautiful morning last week for a photo shoot.  I wished I had brought my clubs.

City of Ecorse Receives $800,000 in Funding for Ecorse’s John D. Dingell Park Riverwalk

Filed under: Weekly Columns, Contributors, July 8, 2007 Issue — Anthony DeCuir

 

Mayor Salisbury, Congressman Dingell and Congresswoman Kilpatrick Lead Political, Environmental & Community Leaders in Groundbreaking Ceremony.

 

Mayor Salisbury, Congressman Dingell and Congresswoman Kilpatrick Lead Political, Environmental & Community Leaders in Groundbreaking Ceremony. Photo – Anthony DeCuirOn Tuesday, July 3rd at 5PM the City of Ecorse broke ground on its new sustainable Riverwalk along the Detroit River in Dingell Park, as part of the City’s historic, annual July 4th Water Festival.  Mayor Larry Salisbury, Congressman John D. Dingell and Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano led the Celebration; with Larry Arreguin speaking for Governor Granholm. Ecorse DDA Director Jay Strassner acted as Emcee. (more…)

River of Rum, River of Renaissance: The American/Canadian Prohibition and Preservation Partnership

Filed under: Weekly Columns, Historical Review, July 8, 2007 Issue — Kathy Covert

Technically, James Cooper could not be called a bootlegger or a rumrunner. He never rowed boats loaded with crates of whiskey across the Detroit River to thirsty Detroit. Ontario had voted for Prohibition in October 1919, but residents of the Province could still buy liquor for “home use.” Saloons, bars and other liquor outlets were boarded up, but liquor for private consumption could still be imported, but Ontario’s distilleries and breweries were not allowed to sell stock to Ontario residents on a direct basis. As a result, Quebec’s distilleries became the main suppliers of alcohol until James Cooper arrived on the scene with a plan. (more…)

Walking in Wyandotte

Filed under: Weekly Columns, Contributors, July 8, 2007 Issue — Thomas A. Bajkiewicz

In my early teens, I took weekly walks that had a lasting impact on my life and who I am as a person. The walks were to the access road leading to the Toll Bridge that crosses the Detroit River from Riverview to Grosse Isle. A Quonset hut occupied the northeast corner of Jefferson and the Toll Bridge road, part of the land adjoining and owned by the Firestone Plant. The hut was the headquarters of a Boy Scout Troop sponsored by Firestone. (more…)

Get Growing….by Big Bob

Filed under: Weekly Columns, Get Growing, July 8, 2007 Issue — Big Bob

Hi there,

There are a lot of comments in weather and news shows about lawns turning brown.  Our favorite veterinarian, who loves animals but hates to mow, says, “Brown is his favorite lawn color, because he doesn’t need to mow brown grass!” (more…)

Dingell on the Bald Eagle’s Removal from the Endangered Species List

Filed under: July 8, 2007 Issue — Press Release

Washington, DC – An original sponsor of the 1973 Endangered Species Act, Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI15) made the following comments on the removal of the bald eagle from the endangered species list: (more…)

The Guidance Center Receives $15,000 from National City Bank

Filed under: July 8, 2007 Issue — Press Release

Southgate, MI—The Guidance Center has received $15,000 from the National City Bank Foundation.

The grant will be used to support The Guidance Center’s Family Resource Center AmeriCorps and literacy programs. It allows two new AmeriCorps members to provide supportive services at the behavioral health and human service agency. (more…)

July 1, 2007

Viewpoint – About the Cover – July 1, 2007

Filed under: Weekly Columns, Viewpoint, July 1, 2007 Issue — Gregory P Rokicak

Downriver Review, July1, 2007 Cover.On the cover are residents enjoying the pool at Kennedy Recreation Center in Trenton.  There is always something going on in in this fine city.  I shot this picture on a very warm day and I was feeling a dip in the pool would feel pretty good.