The new de-icer is clear and nearly odorless and is being tested on roadways as well as sidewalks, says Cornwell. It will be used to pretreat areas that will later be scraped and plowed and works just like no-stick sprays on a frying pan, he said. Snow removal equipment can more easily remove even packed snow if it has been treated.
In addition, the de-icer helps minimize the amount of damaging salt that is used to keep roads and walks clear during the winter. Photo by Paul Jaronski, U-M Photo Services
Quilt display part of Botanical Gardens Out of Africa programs this month
The quilt show is part of Out of Africa, a month-long celebration of Black History Month at the Botanical Gardens. Docent Gail Lauzzana, who developed the Out of Africa theme, says the quilts tie in with the Botanical Gardens because most textiles come from plants. Also, Lauzzana notes, many traditional quilt patterns feature leaves and flowers.
Detroit quilter and artist Carole Harris curated the exhibition. For information on other Out of Africa programs, call 998-7061 or visit the Web at www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg. Photo by Mary Jo Frank