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Last Friday and Saturday I had the fortunate opportunity to photograph the Newtown girls and the Immaculate boys winning their state championships at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. Now I like peak action shots but I think what told the story better was the non-game action shots, meaning the moments that didn’t involve the ball in Read More
On Tuesday, I spent my whole day, photographically, with basketball in one form or another. The first half of my day consisted of driving around looking for people enjoying a sunny, relatively warm winter afternoon. I found a group of young men playing basketball at a quiet Parloa Park in Bethel. The other half of Read More
Danbury’s match against Trumbull was my first wrestling match I have covered in a few years. Though, growing up in Iowa I was surrounded by wrestling. Some consider University of Iowa and Iowa State University powerhouse schools for wrestling. Some might call it a religion in the midwest. I covered the state championships in Iowa and Read More
Chris Preovolos/The Advocate Sofia Rinaldi, 12, center, puts on her game-face during the Stamford Youth Foundation‘s middle school field hockey team practice at Rippowam Middle School. MAKING ME FEEL OLD: I had the following conversation with an eleven-year-old before the practice: KID: Is that the new iPhone? ME: Yeah. KID: I don’t even have a Read More
Paul Desmarais/The Advocate Margaux Lovell (front) dances with Daryl Addams, while Tony Hurtado gives Josephine Addams a spin to the left at The Palms on Columbus Park. The Palms restaurant is going all Spanish food and providing a place to dance. READ THE STORY: HERE
Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate Mirsa Castro and her two daughters, Jacqueline, 12, and Katherine, 6, Caria-Castro spend the afternoon playing outside on their front porch in Stamford, Conn. Castro attends classes for Spanish speaking parents through the Exchange Club of Stamford and has utilized many programs in the city. The Exchange Club Parenting Skills Center in Read More
Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate SLIDESHOW: Documenting a quinceañera in Stamford. READ THE STORY : HERE
Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate Skaters crowd the Norwalk Skate Park at Calf Pasture Beach in hopes of getting a sponsorship in the Utopia Skate Shop “Sponsor Me Jam” in Norwalk, Conn, on Saturday March 29, 2008.
Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate Two members of the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard present arms as the body of Norwalk Police Officer and former U.S. Marine, Matthew Morelli, is brought into St. John’s Cemetery after a funeral mass at St. Matthew’s Church, in Norwalk, Conn. Morelli died while on duty March 21 in an apparent Read More
Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate A group of parishioners from St. Benedict’s-Our Lady of Montserrat Church process into the church after a Stations of the cross service in Stamford, Conn, on Good Friday, March 21, 2008.