A woman fans herself inside a church in Regla, Regla is one of the 15 municipalities or boroughs in the city of Havana, Cuba. 
       
     
 Nancy Austin of Manchester rescued this Chihuahua Pomeranian from the Hartford pound and will be finding a foster home for him. 
       
     
 Cowboy at Canada de la Virgen in San Migel de Allende, Mexico. 
       
     
 Jane Palzere, 90, wrote an op ed about experiencing sexual assault at her first job in a Waterbury department store in 1942. She and the other girls complained to the president of the department store to no avail, but they worked out a way to stop the harassment. 
       
     
 Conard High School Senior Gwen Geisler is the All-Courant girls lacrosse player of the year. 
       
     
 Nury Chavarria, of Norwalk, seeks sanctuary inside La Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal church in New Haven after ignoring a deportation order to return to Guatemala on Thursday. ICE now considers Chavarria to be a fugitive, but they don't generally conduct enforcement operations inside churches. While in the church she has been accompanied by her 9-year-old daughter, Hayley. "I believe that God put me here," Chavarria said, so she can be a voice for undocumented immigrants.   
       
     
 John Greco has manned the concession stand at Middletown High School for years. The stand is even named after him, “Greco’s Grill at the Dragon’s Den.” He is also the originator of the famous “Greco Dog,” a hot dog showered with fried peppers and onions that he grows in his garden.    
       
     
 Doug Comstock, 60, of East Granby, swims at West Hill Pond in Barkhamsted, Ct. He trains 4-6 times a week. Comstock will swim the English Channel at the end of July to benefit Foodshare and East Granby's "Friend to Friend" food pantry. If he is successful, he will be one of few at age 60+ to finish.
       
     
 Hartford Patrol Officer Kelwin Perez
       
     
 Former Bank of America manager Mary Lyons, of Hamden, who called 911 and told the police that a woman, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, had wanted to withdraw $15,000 without ID, and that her family was being held hostage in 2007. Later Hawke-Petit and her two daughters were murdered. Now, at age 70, Lyons is very active volunteer in social causes in Meriden and Wallingford. 
       
     
 Bloomfield High School Senior Cassidy Palmer won the 55 and 300 meter dashes at the State Open and Class S championships. She was the first girl to break seven seconds in the 55 in state history (6.99). She helped Bloomfield 4x200-meter relay team break the state record and led Bloomfield to the first State Open title.   
       
     
 Portrait of Cellist Ravenna Michalsen in her home studio in New Haven. Michalsen is the creator of "Dignity Music," a series of 8-10 free classical concerts that Ravenna is presenting, for the second year, to the homeless and marginally homeless at soup kitchens and shelters around New Haven. 
       
     
 A child sees and plays with a balloon for the first time in the Mok Dou village, in rural Laos.
       
     
 Mykquan Williams, 19, of East Hartford, is a professional boxer who is graduating from Prince Tech in Hartford on Tuesday. Williams has been training with coach Paul Cichon, recently out of Cichon's Manchester Ring of Champion Boxing Gym, for the past 11 years. 
       
     
 Ally Del Monte of New Milford, CT is a former victim of bullying who now inspires youth with her anti-bullying blog. 
       
     
 Navaho Washington, 7, of the Hartford Neighborhood Center's Camp Hi Hoti, relaxes in Pope Park between playtime and lunch. Camp Hi Hoti offers an educational and recreational outdoor experience geared to enhance the overall development of a child.
       
     
 For years, people in Simsbury, Ct have been hearing a “mystery bagpiper” who plays the bagpipe in local fields. The bagpiper is Jim Feeney, an Afghanistan war veteran who played his pipes during combat to keep up the troops. 
       
     
 Amiyah Austin, 6, of Hartford rides her bike with her cousins in Bushnell Park during the parks Monday night Jazz series. 
       
     
 Photographer and Trinity Professor of Fine Arts Pablo Delano, sits in Trinity College's Broad Street Gallery in front of photographs from his freshman seminar called "Photographing Hartford; Our City." Delano is teaching his students to use the camera as a tool for research and discovery and as a way to get to know the city of Hartford. 
       
     
 Paige Drury, 13, of Glastonbury, has been blind since birth due to a genetic disorder. She will be attending the National Braille Challenge in Los Angeles this summer. She is one of fifty students from around the country who made it through regional competitions to get to the national event. This is the fifth year she will be attending. "I'm really happy, I almost can't believe it," Paige said about being able to attend the competition this year. The championship is comprised of four sections, reading comprehension, proof reading, speed and accuracy and charts and graphs. Attending the competition "Improves her self esteem. She gets to make a lot of social connections she doesn't make here [Glastonbury]," Paige's mother Heather Drury said. 
       
     
 A Liberty Tax  employee, dressed as the Statue of Liberty, attempts to draw new  clients  as she  stands on a giant pile of snow in Auburn, Maine. 
       
     
  "I've never wanted to look back on my life and see that I was on the wrong side of justice," said Deacon Arthur Miller , Director of the Office for Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Hartford.
       
     
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  June Weeks sits in her kitchen in Mexico, Maine while her husband Clayton Weeks, who is dying from lung cancer, has his weekly visit with his hospice nurse.
       
     
 Cowboy at Canada de la Virgen in San Migel de Allende, Mexico. 
       
     
 Goldie Peacock is a drag king in  Portland, Maine. She binds her breasts   before her performances to look more   like the male characters she preforms   as.
       
     
 JayCee Jarrell, 3, puts up a fight as her mom and mawmaw get her ready to compete in the Coal Festival Beauty Pageant. After spending most of the night shopping in Walmart to get beauty supplies, JayCee just wants to go back to sleep.
       
     
  "This is a favorite game of ours, and we haven't been skiing yet" said  Peggy Dwyer of Livermore. Dwyer comes to Roberts Farm Preserve in Norway Maine to go skijoring with her four poodles, from left, Diva, Levi, Brie and Peach. Skijoring   is a winter sport where a person on skis and is pulled by their dog(s).
       
     
 Jared Brodeur, of Enfield, Ct. flies a miniature Millennium Falcon drone in his living room.
       
     
 A woman fans herself inside a church in Regla, Regla is one of the 15 municipalities or boroughs in the city of Havana, Cuba. 
       
     

A woman fans herself inside a church in Regla, Regla is one of the 15 municipalities or boroughs in the city of Havana, Cuba. 

 Nancy Austin of Manchester rescued this Chihuahua Pomeranian from the Hartford pound and will be finding a foster home for him. 
       
     

Nancy Austin of Manchester rescued this Chihuahua Pomeranian from the Hartford pound and will be finding a foster home for him. 

 Cowboy at Canada de la Virgen in San Migel de Allende, Mexico. 
       
     

Cowboy at Canada de la Virgen in San Migel de Allende, Mexico. 

 Jane Palzere, 90, wrote an op ed about experiencing sexual assault at her first job in a Waterbury department store in 1942. She and the other girls complained to the president of the department store to no avail, but they worked out a way to stop the harassment. 
       
     

Jane Palzere, 90, wrote an op ed about experiencing sexual assault at her first job in a Waterbury department store in 1942. She and the other girls complained to the president of the department store to no avail, but they worked out a way to stop the harassment. 

 Conard High School Senior Gwen Geisler is the All-Courant girls lacrosse player of the year. 
       
     

Conard High School Senior Gwen Geisler is the All-Courant girls lacrosse player of the year. 

 Nury Chavarria, of Norwalk, seeks sanctuary inside La Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal church in New Haven after ignoring a deportation order to return to Guatemala on Thursday. ICE now considers Chavarria to be a fugitive, but they don't generally conduct enforcement operations inside churches. While in the church she has been accompanied by her 9-year-old daughter, Hayley. "I believe that God put me here," Chavarria said, so she can be a voice for undocumented immigrants.   
       
     

Nury Chavarria, of Norwalk, seeks sanctuary inside La Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal church in New Haven after ignoring a deportation order to return to Guatemala on Thursday. ICE now considers Chavarria to be a fugitive, but they don't generally conduct enforcement operations inside churches. While in the church she has been accompanied by her 9-year-old daughter, Hayley. "I believe that God put me here," Chavarria said, so she can be a voice for undocumented immigrants. 
 

 John Greco has manned the concession stand at Middletown High School for years. The stand is even named after him, “Greco’s Grill at the Dragon’s Den.” He is also the originator of the famous “Greco Dog,” a hot dog showered with fried peppers and onions that he grows in his garden.    
       
     

John Greco has manned the concession stand at Middletown High School for years. The stand is even named after him, “Greco’s Grill at the Dragon’s Den.” He is also the originator of the famous “Greco Dog,” a hot dog showered with fried peppers and onions that he grows in his garden. 

 

 Doug Comstock, 60, of East Granby, swims at West Hill Pond in Barkhamsted, Ct. He trains 4-6 times a week. Comstock will swim the English Channel at the end of July to benefit Foodshare and East Granby's "Friend to Friend" food pantry. If he is successful, he will be one of few at age 60+ to finish.
       
     

Doug Comstock, 60, of East Granby, swims at West Hill Pond in Barkhamsted, Ct. He trains 4-6 times a week. Comstock will swim the English Channel at the end of July to benefit Foodshare and East Granby's "Friend to Friend" food pantry. If he is successful, he will be one of few at age 60+ to finish.

 Hartford Patrol Officer Kelwin Perez
       
     

Hartford Patrol Officer Kelwin Perez

 Former Bank of America manager Mary Lyons, of Hamden, who called 911 and told the police that a woman, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, had wanted to withdraw $15,000 without ID, and that her family was being held hostage in 2007. Later Hawke-Petit and her two daughters were murdered. Now, at age 70, Lyons is very active volunteer in social causes in Meriden and Wallingford. 
       
     

Former Bank of America manager Mary Lyons, of Hamden, who called 911 and told the police that a woman, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, had wanted to withdraw $15,000 without ID, and that her family was being held hostage in 2007. Later Hawke-Petit and her two daughters were murdered. Now, at age 70, Lyons is very active volunteer in social causes in Meriden and Wallingford. 

 Bloomfield High School Senior Cassidy Palmer won the 55 and 300 meter dashes at the State Open and Class S championships. She was the first girl to break seven seconds in the 55 in state history (6.99). She helped Bloomfield 4x200-meter relay team break the state record and led Bloomfield to the first State Open title.   
       
     

Bloomfield High School Senior Cassidy Palmer won the 55 and 300 meter dashes at the State Open and Class S championships. She was the first girl to break seven seconds in the 55 in state history (6.99). She helped Bloomfield 4x200-meter relay team break the state record and led Bloomfield to the first State Open title. 
 

 Portrait of Cellist Ravenna Michalsen in her home studio in New Haven. Michalsen is the creator of "Dignity Music," a series of 8-10 free classical concerts that Ravenna is presenting, for the second year, to the homeless and marginally homeless at soup kitchens and shelters around New Haven. 
       
     

Portrait of Cellist Ravenna Michalsen in her home studio in New Haven. Michalsen is the creator of "Dignity Music," a series of 8-10 free classical concerts that Ravenna is presenting, for the second year, to the homeless and marginally homeless at soup kitchens and shelters around New Haven. 

 A child sees and plays with a balloon for the first time in the Mok Dou village, in rural Laos.
       
     

A child sees and plays with a balloon for the first time in the Mok Dou village, in rural Laos.

 Mykquan Williams, 19, of East Hartford, is a professional boxer who is graduating from Prince Tech in Hartford on Tuesday. Williams has been training with coach Paul Cichon, recently out of Cichon's Manchester Ring of Champion Boxing Gym, for the past 11 years. 
       
     

Mykquan Williams, 19, of East Hartford, is a professional boxer who is graduating from Prince Tech in Hartford on Tuesday. Williams has been training with coach Paul Cichon, recently out of Cichon's Manchester Ring of Champion Boxing Gym, for the past 11 years. 

 Ally Del Monte of New Milford, CT is a former victim of bullying who now inspires youth with her anti-bullying blog. 
       
     

Ally Del Monte of New Milford, CT is a former victim of bullying who now inspires youth with her anti-bullying blog. 

 Navaho Washington, 7, of the Hartford Neighborhood Center's Camp Hi Hoti, relaxes in Pope Park between playtime and lunch. Camp Hi Hoti offers an educational and recreational outdoor experience geared to enhance the overall development of a child.
       
     

Navaho Washington, 7, of the Hartford Neighborhood Center's Camp Hi Hoti, relaxes in Pope Park between playtime and lunch. Camp Hi Hoti offers an educational and recreational outdoor experience geared to enhance the overall development of a child.

 For years, people in Simsbury, Ct have been hearing a “mystery bagpiper” who plays the bagpipe in local fields. The bagpiper is Jim Feeney, an Afghanistan war veteran who played his pipes during combat to keep up the troops. 
       
     

For years, people in Simsbury, Ct have been hearing a “mystery bagpiper” who plays the bagpipe in local fields. The bagpiper is Jim Feeney, an Afghanistan war veteran who played his pipes during combat to keep up the troops. 

 Amiyah Austin, 6, of Hartford rides her bike with her cousins in Bushnell Park during the parks Monday night Jazz series. 
       
     

Amiyah Austin, 6, of Hartford rides her bike with her cousins in Bushnell Park during the parks Monday night Jazz series. 

 Photographer and Trinity Professor of Fine Arts Pablo Delano, sits in Trinity College's Broad Street Gallery in front of photographs from his freshman seminar called "Photographing Hartford; Our City." Delano is teaching his students to use the camera as a tool for research and discovery and as a way to get to know the city of Hartford. 
       
     

Photographer and Trinity Professor of Fine Arts Pablo Delano, sits in Trinity College's Broad Street Gallery in front of photographs from his freshman seminar called "Photographing Hartford; Our City." Delano is teaching his students to use the camera as a tool for research and discovery and as a way to get to know the city of Hartford. 

 Paige Drury, 13, of Glastonbury, has been blind since birth due to a genetic disorder. She will be attending the National Braille Challenge in Los Angeles this summer. She is one of fifty students from around the country who made it through regional competitions to get to the national event. This is the fifth year she will be attending. "I'm really happy, I almost can't believe it," Paige said about being able to attend the competition this year. The championship is comprised of four sections, reading comprehension, proof reading, speed and accuracy and charts and graphs. Attending the competition "Improves her self esteem. She gets to make a lot of social connections she doesn't make here [Glastonbury]," Paige's mother Heather Drury said. 
       
     

Paige Drury, 13, of Glastonbury, has been blind since birth due to a genetic disorder. She will be attending the National Braille Challenge in Los Angeles this summer. She is one of fifty students from around the country who made it through regional competitions to get to the national event. This is the fifth year she will be attending. "I'm really happy, I almost can't believe it," Paige said about being able to attend the competition this year. The championship is comprised of four sections, reading comprehension, proof reading, speed and accuracy and charts and graphs. Attending the competition "Improves her self esteem. She gets to make a lot of social connections she doesn't make here [Glastonbury]," Paige's mother Heather Drury said. 

 A Liberty Tax  employee, dressed as the Statue of Liberty, attempts to draw new  clients  as she  stands on a giant pile of snow in Auburn, Maine. 
       
     

A Liberty Tax employee, dressed as the Statue of Liberty, attempts to draw new clients as she stands on a giant pile of snow in Auburn, Maine. 

  "I've never wanted to look back on my life and see that I was on the wrong side of justice," said Deacon Arthur Miller , Director of the Office for Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Hartford.
       
     

"I've never wanted to look back on my life and see that I was on the wrong side of justice," said Deacon Arthur Miller ,Director of the Office for Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Hartford.

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  June Weeks sits in her kitchen in Mexico, Maine while her husband Clayton Weeks, who is dying from lung cancer, has his weekly visit with his hospice nurse.
       
     

June Weeks sits in her kitchen in Mexico, Maine while her husband Clayton Weeks, who is dying from lung cancer, has his weekly visit with his hospice nurse.

 Cowboy at Canada de la Virgen in San Migel de Allende, Mexico. 
       
     

Cowboy at Canada de la Virgen in San Migel de Allende, Mexico. 

 Goldie Peacock is a drag king in  Portland, Maine. She binds her breasts   before her performances to look more   like the male characters she preforms   as.
       
     

Goldie Peacock is a drag king in Portland, Maine. She binds her breasts before her performances to look more like the male characters she preforms as.

 JayCee Jarrell, 3, puts up a fight as her mom and mawmaw get her ready to compete in the Coal Festival Beauty Pageant. After spending most of the night shopping in Walmart to get beauty supplies, JayCee just wants to go back to sleep.
       
     

JayCee Jarrell, 3, puts up a fight as her mom and mawmaw get her ready to compete in the Coal Festival Beauty Pageant. After spending most of the night shopping in Walmart to get beauty supplies, JayCee just wants to go back to sleep.

  "This is a favorite game of ours, and we haven't been skiing yet" said  Peggy Dwyer of Livermore. Dwyer comes to Roberts Farm Preserve in Norway Maine to go skijoring with her four poodles, from left, Diva, Levi, Brie and Peach. Skijoring   is a winter sport where a person on skis and is pulled by their dog(s).
       
     

"This is a favorite game of ours, and we haven't been skiing yet" said  Peggy Dwyer of Livermore. Dwyer comes to Roberts Farm Preserve in Norway Maine to go skijoring with her four poodles, from left, Diva, Levi, Brie and Peach. Skijoring is a winter sport where a person on skis and is pulled by their dog(s).

 Jared Brodeur, of Enfield, Ct. flies a miniature Millennium Falcon drone in his living room.
       
     

Jared Brodeur, of Enfield, Ct. flies a miniature Millennium Falcon drone in his living room.