Through our lens: Images from the pandemic, June 8-14

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  • A collared black bear startles a dove, right, while exploring the back yard of a home on Berkshire Terrace in Florence on Sunday afternoon, June 14, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Shannon Tremblay, left, and Audrey O'Connor help each other straighten their caps before the Granby Junior/Senior High School graduation on Saturday, June 13, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Logan Gray, left, Julia Ann Gauvin and Joseph Collin Gallagher walk the stage to receive their diplomas at the Granby Junior/Senior High School graduation on Saturday, June 13, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Members of the Granby Junior/Senior High School class of 2020 wait in the school's cafeteria for the start of a "drive-in" style graduation on Saturday, June 13, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Granby Junior/Senior High School faculty and staff recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 13, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Laurie and David Parlengas watch graduates receive their diplomas from the front row of the "drive-in" style Granby Junior/Senior High School graduation on Saturday, June 13, 2020. Their daughter, Paige Parlengas, is the class president. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Bumper sticker on a car at the Granby Junior/Senior High School graduation on Saturday, June 13, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Hill Institute kindergartner Col Brody of Northampton listens to science and nature enrichment teacher Karen Sullivan read a special card she made for him during a graduation ceremony for the school's 12 students in Florence on Friday, June 12, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Hill Institute assistant kindergarten teacher Annie Ryan, left, trades virtual hugs with student Kyle Accuosti in his car during a graduation ceremony outside the school in Florence on Friday, June 12, 2020. Joining Kyle are his mother, Joan Accuosti, and their puppy, Crackers. At right foreground is teacher Karen Sullivan. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Kyle Turner, with Liberty Orchards Landscaping, trims the grass around a message posted in the front yard of the 1810 Jenks/Clapp House on South Main Street in Belchertown on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Chris Strom, left, of Strom Refrigeration in Florence, and Fred Gohr, co-owner of Fitzwilly's restaurant and bar in Northampton, talk under a tent set up in a parking lot beside the restaurant, Thursday, June 11, 2020. Gohr said the space had been approved by the city earlier in the day and will open on Saturday at noon. It can seat 55 people and sidewalk space allows for 10 more. Strom said he's been busy, since refrigeration equipment is hard to get restarted when it's been shut down for 10 weeks. Monday was the first day restaurants were allowed to reopen, for outdoor dining only, in accord with the second phase of Gov. Charlie Baker's reopening plan. Non-essential businesses were closed on March 23 to slow the spread of coronavirus pandemic. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Jay Czelusniak and his wife, Mikala Hammonds talk after having dinner at Spoleto restaurant in Northampton, Thursday, June 11, 2020. He is the owner of Czelusniak Funeral Home in Northampton. Monday was the first day restaurants were allowed to reopen, for outdoor dining only, in accord with the second phase of Gov. Charlie Baker's reopening plan. Non-essential businesses were closed on March 23 to slow the spread of coronavirus pandemic. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Linda Bisallion, left, of Northampton and fellow members of the Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association spread compost throughout the gardens of the Sojourner Truth Memorial Park in Florence on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The master gardeners have been tending the gardens since 2013. The Northampton Department of Public Works provided the compost. PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Sandy Graves of Williamsburg and fellow members of the Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association spread compost throughout the gardens of the Sojourner Truth Memorial Park in Florence on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The master gardeners have been tending the gardens since 2013. The Northampton Department of Public Works provided the compost. PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Isaiah Covelli, left, a third grader in the Belchertown Public Schools, is joined by his mother, Stephanie Covelli, and his brother, Emmett, 5, while he does his online schoolwork in the dining room of their home on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Emmett will be entering kindergarten this fall. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Jeff Schrenzel and Beth Rosen practice on the Coach Higgins Courts at Belchertown High School on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. They said they often practice with their son, Belchertown junior Benjamin Schrenzel - sometimes playing two against one - but he was home taking a math class Wednesday. Benjamin is on the Orioles' tennis team, which missed its season this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but is the reigning Western Mass champion from 2019. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Bob Sun, front, and Chang Jin practice tennis Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Amherst Regional Middle School. Area tennis courts are now allowed to be open in accord with the second phase of Gov. Charlie Baker's reopening plan. Both graduated high school this year; Sun from Hartsbrook and Jin from Amherst Regional. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Bob Sun, front, and Xiaoping Yu practice tennis Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Amherst Regional Middle School. Area tennis courts are now allowed to be open in accord with the second phase of Gov. Charlie Baker's reopening plan. Both men graduated high school this year; Sun from Hartsbrook and Yu from Amherst Regional. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Bob Sun, front, and Xiaoping Yu practice tennis Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Amherst Regional Middle School. Area tennis courts are now allowed to be open in accord with the second phase of Gov. Charlie Baker's reopening plan. Both men graduated high school this year; Sun from Hartsbrook and Yu from Amherst Regional. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Kris Machnik of Holyoke throws a flying disc for her 9-month-old Belgian Malinois, Otto, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Sheldon Field in Northampton. "I'm out of the house with him for three hours every day. They're a working breed, so they need to move. This is a pre-walk," she said. As the coach of the Easthampton Suburban League softball team, she has some extra time on her hands since the season has been canceled due to the pandemic. The name "Malinois" is derived from Malines, the French name for the breed's Flemish city of origin, Mechelen, according to Wikipedia. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Notes left by students decorate the window of Northampton Team Link. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Jeileen and Gary Alvarez look at their students on an iPad while preparing to start their adult Brazilian jiu jitsu class on Zoom, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Northampton Team Link.

  • Jeileen and Gary Alvarez look at their students on an iPad while preparing to start their adult Brazilian jiu jitsu class on Zoom, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Northampton Team Link. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Jeileen and Gary Alvarez lead their students during an adult Brazilian jiu jitsu class on Zoom, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Northampton Team Link. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Jeileen and Gary Alvarez lead their students during an adult Brazilian jiu jitsu class on Zoom, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Northampton Team Link. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Hannah Horak of Belchertown, left, and Terra Szuhay of Amherst have drinks at Esselon Cafe in Hadley, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Monday was the first day of retail store and outdoor restaurant reopenings. Non-essential businesses were closed on March 23 to slow the spread of coronavirus pandemic. They hadn't seen each other since January. “I don't think I've had a coffee I haven't made myself in three months,” Horak said. “This is so much more special.” —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Justin Clay of West Hartford looks through shorts on racks outside Penny Lane in Northampton, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, but said he was hoping to find wall art and tapestries for his new apartment. He is on furlough from his work and said, “I have all this time so why not spend the day in Northampton?” —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A sign in the window of Penny Lane in Northampton requires that masks be worn to browse the outside clothing racks, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Though Marshalls at Mountain Farms Mall is closed on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, a "now hiring" sign is posted in their window. Monday was the first day of retail store reopenings. Non-essential businesses were closed on March 23 to slow the spread of coronavirus pandemic. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Carrie Lenard, who designs the window displays at Thornes Marketplace in Northampton, sweeps out a front window, Monday, June 8, 2020 during the first day of retail store reopenings, Monday, June 8, 2020. Her last window was done in February. "I just took the snowflakes decals off the windows..and this is June," she said. "It's like a time capsule; like time stood still." Non-essential businesses were closed on March 23 to slow the spread of coronavirus pandemic. Half of the stores in Thornes were open and others are planning to open later this week or early next week. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Jose Rolon and Kelly Gonzalez of Florence leave Old Navy at Mountain Farms Mall in Hadley with purchases during the first day of retail store reopenings, Monday, June 8, 2020. Non-essential businesses were closed on March 23 to slow the spread of coronavirus pandemic. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Sign on the window of Shop Therapy in downtown Northampton during the first day of retail store reopenings, Monday, June 8, 2020. Non-essential businesses were closed on March 23 to slow the spread of coronavirus pandemic. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Karen Anderson of Bondville, right, leaves Michael's Arts and Crafts Store at Mountain Farms Mall in Hadley with a purchase during the first day of retail store reopenings, Monday, June 8, 2020. Though she said she wan't looking for any particular item, she said, "I just wanted to get out. It feels like I've been in prison forever." Non-essential businesses were closed on March 23 to slow the spread of coronavirus pandemic. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Bandanas that can be used as face masks are displayed at Shop Therapy in Northampton during the first day of retail store reopenings, Monday, June 8, 2020. Non-essential businesses were closed on March 23 to slow the spread of coronavirus pandemic. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Katie McGovern, left, and Lenore Miller rally for racial justice, Monday, June 8, 2020 in front of Applewood at Amherst. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Former congressman John Olver rallies for racial justice, Monday, June 8, 2020 with a group gathered in front of Applewood at Amherst. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Lynn and Jack Medoff rally for racial justice, Monday, June 8, 2020 in front of Applewood at Amherst. Jack, an artist, drew a group of police in riot gear to illustrate his sign, which reads, "To protect and serve, not to kill." STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Jerry Weinstein and Ann Kahn, front, and others, rally for racial justice, Monday, June 8, 2020 in front of Applewood at Amherst. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  •  Peter Craig, Nicole Burton, Bob Craig, and Patti Craig, at Easthampton Diner Restaurant Thursday night, June 11, 2020. "We are out and about living our lives," said Burton, about one of the first nights of restaurants being opened for out door seating. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Jen Waskiewicz takles the order of left, Peter Craig, Nicole Burton, Bob Craig, and Patti Craig, at Easthampton Diner Restaurant Thursday night, June 11, 2020. "We are out and about living our lives," said Burton, about one of the first nights of restaurants being opened for out door seating. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

Published: 6/15/2020 2:54:10 PM

By JERREY ROBERTS, KEVIN GUTTING, CAROL LOLLIS

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