In Sight

A photographic journal (mostly) around lower Fairfield County
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TGIF

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TOP: The fourth-graders from room 256 enjoy lunch in the school cafeteria at Stark Elementary School .  ABOVE: The fourth-graders from room 256 in gym class on Friday morning. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate Today marks my last day of fourth-grade, actually my second last day of fourth-grade but the first one was so many years ago […] [Read More]
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Keeping an eye on math

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Fourth-graders solve problems in their workbooks during math class at Stark Elementary School. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate Advocate education reporter Maggie Gordon is spending this week immersed in Room 256 at Stark for a six day series that takes a closer look at today’s students and curriculum.  I’ve been able to tag along for three days […] [Read More]
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Bowling (minus the funny shoes)

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TOP: Alwaleed Zia, 12, bowls to the batsman during a game of cricket.  ABOVE: Rehman Dar, 7, bowls toward the wicket as a group of boys play cricket alongside a team tournament held in Lione Park to benefit Pakistani flood victims. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate Things I learned today:  It’s called bowling not pitching, the tall […] [Read More]
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Loaves & Fishes

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TOP: Volunteers prepare food for the 2nd Annual Partnership Community Service Project at Union Baptist Church.  ABOVE: Kyle Markes, 8, loads bags of Goldfish into the packages as he helps the volunteers from 100 Black Men of Stamford, Union Baptist Church & Stamford-Norwalk “Jack and Jill.” Kathleen O’Rourke/Staff photo On Nov. 13th approximately 500 Stamford […] [Read More]
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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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