Green Tree Python at library

Jonathan Trumbull Memorial Library in Lebanon recently. Children's Librarian invited Chris Evers from Animal Embassy to the library to show and tell about exotic animals. This example here is named 'Verde' and is a Green Tree Python. They typically reach 5 to 6 feet in length and come from rainforests.       Al Malpa

 

There was a new visitor to the Jonathan Trumbull Memorial Library in Lebanon recently. Children’s Librarian invited Chris Evers from Animal Embassy to the library to show and tell about exotic animals. This example here is named ‘Verde’ and is a Green Tree Python. They typically reach 5 to 6 feet in length and come from rainforests.

Water ski Tournament

Everett Skinner in Water Ski Tournament

Young Grapplers at the Silverback Wrestling Club

Dog eager for toy

At the Dock Dogs competition at the Hebron Fair thursday evening, Bristol the Whippet puts an anxious bite on a dog toy she was chasing. Bristol and her owner Beth Thompson-Cote are from North Adams, MA.

Overzealous Penguin Plunge

A boy scout of Troop 61 in Mansfield, CT gets fished out of icy waters by Tolland County Dive Team members. Given the option to take a “Penguin Plunge” into the ice covered lake, 18 Scouts jumped at the chance. The water was about 38 degrees, which was a lot warmer than above the ice where temperatures were in the 20’s plus there was stiff breeze. The young daredevils were mostly clad in t-shirts and shorts or jeans while they stood in the snow awaiting their turn, many were barefoot. They wore life vests and were tied to rescue personnel via a rope. Upon coming to the surface – most had a stunned expression. This photograph caused a stir when it was published, forcing the Scouts and the Dive Team to eliminate this event in future years.

Pups on soccer game sideline

Hanging out the laundry

A young boy practices hanging out the laundry at a Willimantic street fair.

Playground moment of rest

Jack takes a break from playing in the park.

Close shave on Main Street

One of the new offerings at Willimantic’s 3rd Thursday monthly street fair was a close shave. Holding the razor here is Joshua ‘Mostro’ Serrano of J.S. Stylz on Main St. in Willimantic. Holding very still is Willimantic resident, Francisco Correa.

Paper Ballot in a small town