This week in photos: June 29, 2023

Juneteenth celebration

Photo by Scooter MacMillan

Ismael Bangoura teaches African drumming on the djembe at the Clemmons Family Farm’s celebration of Juneteenth. Bangoura moved to the United States from Guinea in West Africa when he was a teenager. He teaches and performs with Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater at schools, dances, baby showers, weddings and other places that need a beat. Bangoura made all of the drums he plays or teaches on.


Courtesy photo

Lilvia Bradbury with Teacher’s Tree Service treats the white ash at the McGarghans’ home on Lake Road for emerald ash borer. Teacher’s is donating the treatment because this is the biggest white ash in Charlotte. The tree will need to be treated every two years which costs around $600. So far, emerald ash borer hasn’t been found in town, but the insect is getting closer and closer. Greg Ranallo of Teacher’s Tree Service said the tree is about 200 years old which is the age of the McGarghans’ home.

Tree hugger

Photo by Lee Krohn

A cub climbs a tree on Saturday night on Greenbush Road.