In Sight

A photographic journal (mostly) around lower Fairfield County
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Ride ‘em, Cowboy!

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Joshua Chachques, 9, wrestles a chilly tyrannosaurus rex in Scalzi Park. Keelin Daly/ The Advocate Joshua was the only soul braving the cold for some playground fun this afternoon. He sees no reason more people aren’t out, “It doesn’t matter about temperature, you just gotta ignore it.” But he did add that he prefers more […] [Read More]
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New Directions at AITE

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TOP: Members of the glee club at AITE rehearse for an upcoming concert.  The club will perform at the Stamford Town Center on December 14 from 4:00pm-6:00pm.  ABOVE: Rudy Camacho sings with other students in the glee club. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate I could hear the singing as I walked down the hallway at AITE.  A […] [Read More]
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Can’t buy me love on Black Friday

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Shoppers walk by the Apple Store on Black Friday at the Stamford Town Center. Kathleen O’Rourke/Staff photo I happily avoided the Black Friday 5:00 am lines at Best Buy, Walmart and Toys”R”Us this morning and opted for some photographs of shoppers at the Stamford Town Center.  There are strict rules for photographing at the mall […] [Read More]
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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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