Sarah L. Hamby

CT NEWS JUNKIE | Democrats & Republicans Hit Softball Diamond to Raise Cash for CCMC

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  • The Young Democrats trounced the Young Republicans 22-13 Thursday evening in the 2nd annual charity softball game at Fusco Field in Wethersfield. The Democratic team led by state representative candidate Jason Bowsza had a year of experience under their belts and that seemed to make all the difference. The Democrats got off to an early lead in the first inning and made it difficult for the Republicans, led by Lauren Casper, to catch up. Check out the full story here and photos by Doug Hardy here.

  • 8/23/2012
  • Album ID: 1521414
  • Photos by Sarah L. Hamby

CT PHOTO JUNKIE | Putnam Family Day | Sarah L. Hamby photos

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  • Putnam Family Day returned to Rotary Park on October 1, 2011 celebrating fun and family with music, vendors, martial arts demonstrations and the Putnam Lions DogWalk to support NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services) - "Canines for Combat Veterans." (October's event was sponsored by Canines for Combat Veterans, Putnam Lions Club, Putnam Recreation and the Putnam Family Resource Center.) Learn more about NEADS:

    The park went to the dogs with the help of sculpture Dale Rogers and the Putnam Arts Council. October's event raised less than last year for the NEADS program but still a significant amount (apx. $2,000.)
  • 10/1/2011
  • Album ID: 1338372
  • Photos by Sarah L. Hamby

CT PHOTO JUNKIE | WaterFire Providence | Sarah L. Hamby photos

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  • In its 16th season, WaterFire Providence is much more than what you'd expect. Walk the streets of Providence while you wait for the sun to set and the orchestra to begin - tip the street performers, dedicate a luminaria, dance along the sidewalks, order a drink and relax along the water. Hire a gondola and see the city from a new point of view. WaterFire is a free event but bring a few dollars for parking, fair fare, the local artisans or to help offset costs. These photos were taken at WaterFire, July 30, 2011.

    The next WaterFire, weather permitting, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 13. Sunset will be at approximately 7:47 p.m.
  • 8/3/2011
  • Album ID: 1297397
  • Photos by Sarah L. Hamby

CT PHOTO JUNKIE | Buttonwood Farm, Sunflowers for Wishes | Sarah L. Hamby photos

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  • Buttonwood Farm in Griswold, just near the Voluntown line and established in 1998, is more than just the local hot spot for farm fresh ice cream. What began as one acre of sunflowers in 2003 has blossomed in to Sunflowers For Wishes - a campaign and fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut. Stop by this year and taste Kim Button's sunflower ice cream, buy a bunch of the beautiful blossoms or take the kids on a hayride through the fields - your driver will even stop and let you feed the cows. Celebrate Make-A-Wish with Buttonwood from 10 a.m. to dusk from July 23 - July 31. Visit to learn more.
  • 7/24/2011
  • Album ID: 1291072
  • Photos by Sarah L. Hamby

CT PHOTO JUNKIE | Operation Lobster Dinner, Naval Sub Base, New London | Sarah L. Hamby photos

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  • Grossman's Seafood and Work Vessels for Veterans could not have chosen a better day for the 3rd annual Operation Lobster Dinner at the Naval Submarine Base in New London. The free dinner was accomplished with the help of more than 85 volunteers and local businesses, is Grossman's way of thanking active-service military members, veterans, retirees, and their families for their commitment and sacrifice. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Joe Courtney were among those who stopped by to thank those who have served. Many of Connecticut's local beauty queens, including Miss Connecticut 2010, spent the day at the base. Work Vessels for Veterans is an all-volunteer 501c3 public charity whose mission is to assist returning veterans' transition into their civilian careers.
  • 7/17/2011
  • Album ID: 1287505
  • Photos by Sarah L. Hamby

CT PHOTO JUNKIE | Motown Al Fresco, Putnam River Fire | Sarah L. Hamby photos

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  • It's always a party at Rotary Park in beautiful downtown Putnam. This year's al Fresco event was no exception - Dr. K's Motown Revue hit the stage and the first River Fire of the season (sponsored by Wheelabrator Putnam and Putnam Bank) was a delightful success. Thousands visited Putnam to dance the night away and then relaxed along the banks of the Quinebaug River.
  • 7/16/2011
  • Album ID: 1287114
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CT PHOTO JUNKIE | Run for the Fallen CT | Sarah L. Hamby photos

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  • The 2nd annual Run for the Fallen-Connecticut event in Glastonbury took place Saturday, July 9, in honor of Connecticut men and women who have died in service to the United States. Clifford Paquette of Sterling led a dedicated group on a 58 mile run from the Veterans Memorial Park in Sterling to the Glastonbury High School track - one mile for each of Connecticut's fallen. On-hand to remember and to pay tribute were Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, former U.S. Congressman and Army Col. Robert Simmons and other local representatives.

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  • 7/9/2011
  • Album ID: 1282922
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CT PHOTO JUNKIE | Brooklyn Bridge, East River - New York City | Sarah L. Hamby photos

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  • "Have camera, will travel." Spent a day or so up in the great city of New York and visited the beautiful architectural wonder that is The Brooklyn Bridge for the first time. Metered parking nearby along with lovely parks and views you would not believe unless you'd been there. Pack a cooler - a day in the city does not have to lighten your wallet. In fact, a salt water fishing permit is FREE so why not follow up your walk across the Brooklyn Bridge with a quick fishing trip in the East River. Check out Rikers Island, Fort Totten and a whole slew of other sites along the way!
  • 7/5/2011
  • Album ID: 1281530
  • Photos by Sarah L. Hamby

CT PHOTO JUNKIE | Killingly Fireworks | Sarah L. Hamby photos

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  • My fourth year at Killingly's "Red, White and Blue BBQ" resulted, once again, in a successful fireworks set. (You should see these in high resolution.) The show at Owen Bell Park gets better every year - many thanks to The Killingly Parks and Recreation Department for a great event!
  • 7/1/2011
  • Album ID: 1278889
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CT PHOTO JUNKIE | Kingdom Kids Farm | Sarah L. Hamby photos

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  • The formal name of a family farm in Danielson, Kingdom Kids Farm offers fresh eggs, homemade soap, Quiet Corner charm and dozens of animals - including a wonderful collection of Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats. Visit them at:
  • 6/30/2011
  • Album ID: 1278289
  • Photos by Sarah L. Hamby

CT PHOTO JUNKIE | Ocean Beach Park, New London, CT | Sarah L. Hamby photos

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  • A visit to the beach in New London, June 2011. This month's visit resulted in a few less scenery shots as I got distracted taking pictures of seagulls attacking the unattended snack foods of youthful beach-goers. Far be it from me to shoo away my photo-op...
  • 6/28/2011
  • Album ID: 1277514
  • Photos by Sarah L. Hamby