In Sight

A photographic journal (mostly) around lower Fairfield County

FOR THE LOVE OF FUR

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Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate Paul Nanos, co-owner of Engel’s Furs, works on the sewing machine in his Bedford Street store. Paul and his brother Denis tell their story in The Advocate’s new series “In Their Own Words” VIEW AUDIO SLIDESHOW: [Read More]
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LOUNGING ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY

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ABOVE: Tourists sit in beach chairs in one of the new pedestrian zones on Broadway near Times Square. 6/27/2009 I made this photograph while on a freelance assignment last week at NASDAQ for Marine Money. It was the first time I was in Times Square since portions of Broadway were shut down to vehicular traffic. […] [Read More]
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SWIM ACROSS AMERICA

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6/27/09 Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate Swimmers enter the water at Greenwich Point for the start of the “3rd Annual Swim Across America” event to benefit the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy.   In 2008, the Greenwich / Stamford swim raised over $200,000 for the cause.  This year, according to the “Swim Across America” website,  an anonymous “angel” […] [Read More]
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OLD PRIESTS NEVER DIE, THEY JUST FADE AWAY

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6/21/2009 NOTE: This is the first in a series of audio slideshows we are calling “In Their Own Words” featuring people in our community with interesting stories and lives. Look for Kate King’s story in Monday’s Advocate and check back for more profiles in the future. Father George Poulos retired today after serving 53 years […] [Read More]
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THE GRADUATE(S)

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6/19/09 Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate A group of Stamford High School seniors gather in the student parking lot after receiving their caps and gowns for Monday’s commencement ceremony.  Monday is proving to be a busy day for the city’s graduates with AITE‘s ceremony at 1:00pm, Westhill High School at 4:00pm and Stamford High School at 6:00pm. [Read More]
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CAR NIGHT ON WEST MAIN

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ABOVE: Car guys discuss the authenticity of paint schemes on a 1970 Dodge Dart in the Stop & Shop parking lot on West Main St. 6/17/2009 SEEN IN STAMFORD: I was heading over to Stop & Shop to pick up a couple of things I forgot to get at Shoprite on the way home from […] [Read More]
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CAPS AND GOWNS

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ABOVE: Gaquawn Henderson, Benjamin Jordan and Jeff Karbonic line up before the J.M. Wright Technical High School commencement. 6/16/2009 It remains to be seen if this will be the last commencement ceremony at Wright Tech as we know it, but today the kids are the story. As they lined up in the cafeteria for the […] [Read More]
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HORSE PLAY

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6/11/09 Jumpers and trainers warm up in a ring at the 79th Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show at Ox Ridge Hunt Club. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate This gloomy, dreary weather has left me too exhausted to come up with clever commentary on this assignment.  Despite getting stuck in a muddy parking lot, nearly dropping my camera […] [Read More]
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A FRIENDLY FACE

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6/10/09 Willie Byrd greets passengers on his CTTransit bus route from Norwalk to Stamford.  Byrd has been with the company for 15 years. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate Advocate reporter Martin Cassidy and I rode the 8:10am bus out of the Stamford Transportation Center this morning for a story on the CTTransit proposed 40% fare hike.  Due […] [Read More]
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AFICIONADOS GATHER HERE

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Nick Casinelli, owner of Connecticut Cigar Company, enjoys one of his specialties in the cigar lounge on Bank Street in downtown Stamford. Brian Defreese joins other members in the Connecticut Cigar Company lounge as they enjoy an evening of cigars, drinks and conversation. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate As I leaned against the bar in the Connecticut Cigar […] [Read More]
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