In Sight

A photographic journal (mostly) around lower Fairfield County
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A new coat

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Edward Grady paints the fence in front of the house where he has lived for 35 years.  The house, on Madison Place, was built in 1850. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate I just returned from vacation and I struggled a bit today getting back in the work groove.  I drove around for an hour before I spotted […] [Read More]
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Circus scenes

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TOP: People line up at the concession stand at the Big Apple Circus “Bello Is Back!” show at Mill River Park.  ABOVE: “Grandma” the clown greets visitors to the big top before the start of the show. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate If you get a chance, check out the show in Mill River Park through July […] [Read More]
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A tented affair

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TOP: Crew members fold up a large tarp under the tent before raising the big top at the Big Apple Circus in Mill River Park.  ABOVE: The crew put poles in place to support the sides of the tent.  The Big Apple Circus opens on Friday, July 9th and runs for 26 performances through Sunday, […] [Read More]
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Denim and plaid

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A spectator watches as dancers wait to compete in the sword dance division of the Highland Dancing Competition at The 87th Annual Round Hill Highland Games at Cranbury Park in Norwalk, Conn. on Saturday July 3, 2010. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate Nothing like some Scottish dancing and pipe bands to celebrate the 4th of July but […] [Read More]
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All-Americans

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TOP: Jesse Rand, 18, is Stamford High School senior and has dual citizenship – US and Israel.  He skateboards at the Scalzi Skate Park  ABOVE: Mary Ann Lawlor, 70, is a retired attorney and educator who now volunteers at the Stamford Historical Society. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate Photographers from all four CT Hearst newspapers have spent […] [Read More]
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Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head

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It was hot last night; hot and crowded.  It was rare to see an empty sidewalk downtown with the Alive@Five concert series packing it in to Columbus Park but I rounded the corner at Summer St. and this scene caught my eye.  I nearly missed it as sweat dripped into that same eye and my […] [Read More]
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Commencing

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Graduates prepare to participate in the Commencement Exercises at AITE in Stamford, Conn. on Wednesday June 23, 2010.  The graduation season is winding down tonight in our city as Westhill and Stamford High send their graduates off into the world in back to back ceremonies.  Add the opening night of Alive@Five into the mix and […] [Read More]
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Man’s best friend

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TOP: Ginger, a 4 1/2 year-old Vizsla from Salt Point, NY relaxes as she watches The Greenwich Kennel Club’s All-Breed Dog Show at Taylor Farm in Norwalk, Conn. on Saturday June 12,  2010.  ABOVE: Owners and handlers show their dogs in the ring at the show. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate I love this event!  As if […] [Read More]
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Boxing day

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TOP: Rajiv Bhattacharya waits for a group of corporate executives to begin a training session at Revolution Fitness in Stamford, Conn. on Friday May 28, 2010 in preparation for the June 11 “The Real Fight Club Stamford” white-collar boxing ball fundraiser.  ABOVE: Bill Knight, of Old Greenwich, takes a jab at Rajiv Bhattacharya. Kathleen O’Rourke/The […] [Read More]
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Four months later

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Martine Volcimus, who lives in Haiti, walks the halls at Stamford Hospital testing out her new prosthetic leg as Elizabeth Menegon and David Bow, of New England Orthotic & Prosthetic Systems, examine her stride in Stamford, Conn. on Tuesday May 11, 2010.  Volcimus, who is from Haiti, lost her leg in the Haitian earthquake in […] [Read More]
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