In Sight

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Clearwater gets a fresh coat

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Aleythea Dolstad climbs down from the 106-feet-long sloop Clearwater at Norwalk Cove Marina.  The crew is working on the ship and giving her wooden hull a fresh coat of bottom paint.  According to the Clearwater website: In 1966, folk music legend and environmental activist Pete Seeger, in despair over the pollution of his beloved Hudson River, […] [Read More]
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Honoring those who served

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TOP: Edward Gibson, 9, walks through the 5,600 American flags on the lawn at Union Memorial Church as local veterans, politicians and families attend a Veterans Day ceremony alongside the field in Stamford.  ABOVE: Korean War veterans attend a Cermony of Honor at the Government Center on Veterans Day in Stamford. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate The […] [Read More]
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Popeye previews parade route

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Volunteers participate in a balloon training session with ‘Popeye” in Latham Park in preparation for this month’s UBS Parade Spectacular.  The parade kicks off at noon on Sunday, November 21. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate [Read More]
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Mixed emotions

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TOP: Democratic supporters watch as election numbers come in early in the evening at Malloy’s headquarters in The Society Room on election night in Hartford, Conn. on Tuesday November 2, 2010.  ABOVE: Malloy supporters cheer at The Society Room as the numbers turn in his favor early Wednesday morning. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate Well it’s been […] [Read More]
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The fog has lifted

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A flock of geese take flight yesterday morning in the fog at Scalzi Park. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate I was rushing out early yesterday morning to shoot a portrait in North Stamford and noticed how incredible the fog was at Scalzi Park and along the reservoir.  I was running a bit late and I knew my […] [Read More]
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Photo op

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A member of the audience reaches up for a photo as U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn, and his challenger Repulican Dan Debicella debate at UCONN Stamford on Thursday October 28, 2010. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate I’ve had one too many election flyers in my mailbox this week and one too many debates to cover so suffice […] [Read More]
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Eat chili, fight hunger

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Joe Kuntz passes out his “Joe’s Texas Chili with a Twist” as visitors savor the entries in the 2010 Pro-Am Charity Chili Cook-Off to benefit the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate I grew up with the most basic kind of chili there is; meat and beans.  […] [Read More]
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Head’s up in Shippan

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Francis Miller, of ConservArt of Hamden, repairs the damaged “Neighbors” statue of two women embracing in Czescik Park.  The head was knocked off and removed from the area last March and was recovered in a Shippan backyard in June.  The statue was carved by German-American sculptor Henry Kreis in 1937 for the Works Progress Administration. […] [Read More]
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On vacation, a sobering reminder of war

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ABOVE: Italian soldiers stand outside the Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome during the funeral for Lieutenant Alessandro Romani, who was killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan. 9/23/2010 ROME — The Piazza delle Repubblica was eerily silent as the hearse carrying the body of Lieutenant Alessandro Romani drew close to the Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli. Under normal […] [Read More]
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Holding court

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TOP: A resident laces his sneakers on the balcony at Vidal Court in Stamford.  Vidal Court is a 216-unit state-assisted public housing complex on Merrell Avenue that is scheduled to be replaced with several mixed-income rental townhouse communities spread across the West Side.  ABOVE: Laundry hangs out to dry on the balcony on the fifth […] [Read More]
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