Got a call last week to shoot a story for The Washington Times on Calfee Park, the 9th oldest professional minor league baseball stadium still currently operating.
Below: Incoming owner David Hagan, left, stands with outgoing owner, Wayne Carpenter, in front of the original entrance to Calfee Park. Hagan and a business partner, Larry Shelor, purchased the park from Carpenter and his business partners, Tom Compton and Rick Mansell, who had operated the park for 25 years. The original entrance to the stadium dates back to 1935, when the park first opened as the Pulaski Athletic Field and was used primarily as a football stadium.
Enjoying the Pura Vida life!
The Virginia Tech cheerleaders perform at the opening ceremony for the Big Event on April 4th. Over 8,000 students volunteered in the community to honor the school’s motto, Ut Prosim.
Volunteers from the Virginia Tech Women’s Center clean up the side of Parkway Lane in Floyd, VA. Over 40 volunteers helped clean and cook food through a food pantry during a Women’s Day of Service.
Students celebrated the Chinese New Year at a gala on Saturday, March 1 in the Graduate Life Center at Virginia Tech. Here, the Forever Young Dance Club performs.
I’ve spent the past two summers working in SE Asia. Working on editing through my photos now. This one is from Laos, near Nong Khiow, on the Nam Ou river.
Margie Lawrence is the Assistant Director for Housekeeping and Furnishing. She has been with the university for 33 years and manages 91 housekeepers who maintain the 47 residence halls on campus.
From a Virginia Tech football game earlier this semester. Students toss girls in the air after a touchdown, much to the chagrin of security.
Drew Ellis, Virginia Tech associate professor of geography, studying hydroclimatology, water resources and drought, at the Duck Pond on campus. ‘Twas a lovely crisp day.
Audrey Zink-Sharp, a professor in the College of Natural Resources and Environment studying wood composites.
Virginia Tech hosted the 3rd annual Touchfest last week, where a variety of exotic animals from Animal Rentals, LLC out of Chicago, IL came down to visit. There was a monkey named Mindy, a porcupine, a Geoffrey’s Cat, a turtle, Scarlet Macaw, Chinchilla and a naked rat that no one wanted to play with, poor guy. Students could come and hang out with these animals and take a little break from the second half of the semester.
Petting the porcupine was definitely a first and came with some strict instructions about where to start and which direction to stoke. Rumor had it there was also a crocodile and snake, but the day was a little too cool for them.
This shoot from February is of a 5 foot robotic Jellyfish designed by VT College of Engineering grad students under Professor Shanshank Priya and may someday patrol the oceans. The story was released this past week and the photos got picked up by PopSci and Wired.
So I’m interning with Virginia Tech now, in their Media Relations dept. Started last month, here at least until June. To be honest, I’ve barely used WordPress inquite a while, so the re-acquaintancing period should be interesting. Bear with me…
Last weekend I went out to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday for the paper. Quivira is normally home to two large salt marshes and a ton of migrating birds, however because of this year’s prolonged drought, it’s really dry out there and (though I haven’t seen it in other years) I’m fairly sure there are a lot less birds than usual. We did however still manage to run into a few members of the Boulder Audobon Club, who had taken a field trip down to the Refuge because it is a migration stop point for the very very endangered Whooping Crane. Sadly we didn’t see any Whooping Cranes but they did let us look through their scope to check out some Sandhill Cranes instead. Very cool.
The day started out as a bit of a feature hunt but instead the photos ended up running alongside a story on how the drought is effecting bird hunting season, as you can hunt some birds in certain areas of the refuge.
Spent a summer evening with the Boy Scouts in Nickerson, where members of the local troops gathered up flags for retirement. While any private citizen can retire a flag, it is commonly done by Scout troops and veteran’s associations, who have their own ceremony procedures. The most common way to retire a flag is through burning, as recommended in the U.S. Flag Code.
Never having been to a retirement ceremony before, it was pretty neat to watch and these scouts definitely took their duties seriously.
Olevia Dennis, 3, paints on a sheet while at the Kansas Kids Museum Parking Lot Adventure at the Hutchinson Mall on Saturday, August 6. The event featured activities inside the musuem and in the parking lot, including a dunk tank, learning stations, and police and fire department booths.
Jolynn Martin runs through water from a fire hose with neighbor Ireland Rutan, 2, during the National Night Out, held on Lyman Avenue on Tuesday night. The event, which included free activities and hot dogs, was a way for locals to connect with their area police and fire personnel.
It’s outragously hot and full of bugs and weather I have little experience with, but it’s going well so far. It’s pretty in a ‘Little house on the praire’ sort of way.
PS There’s a very good chance I’m going to get a wordpress blog soon. very soon. Stay posted, my six google-reader subscribers.