Through our lens: Images from the pandemic, June 22-28

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  • Patrons of War Memorial Pool in Amherst take 30-minute laps from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020, despite a light drizzle on the first day of the delayed season. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Mie Piner, left, 12, and Elyse Hawkins, 10, play cards on the Shutesbury Town Common while much of the town was attending the annual Town Meeting across the street behind town hall on Saturday morning, June 27, 2020. The two were taking a break from holding campaign signs on the common for friend and Select Board candidate Rita Farrell. Another Select Board candidate, Jeff Lacy, sat nearby with his owns signs and waved to passing cars. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Shutesbury Select Board candidate Jeff Lacy, center, and supporter Sarah Patton, left, sit on the town common with their campaign signs as the election and annual Town Meeting were held behind the town hall, seen in background, on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Seated nearby were Mie Piner, 12, and Elyse Hawkins, 10, who were playing cards while they took a break from holding campaign signs for friend and candidate Rita Farrrell. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Shutesbury Town Meeting moderator Paul Lyons, foreground, takes a vote during the rescheduled annual meeting held behind town hall on Saturday, June 27, 2020. The meeting is usually held the first Saturday in May in the Shutesbury Elementary School gym. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Guy Devito, right, and Donna DeVito vote on an article at the rescheduled Shutesbury Town Meeting held under a large tent behind town hall on Saturday, June 27, 2020. The meeting is usually held the first Saturday in May in the Shutesbury Elementary School gym. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Care Center teacher Hayley Murphy, right, helps graduate Ciana Cabrera with her cap after it fell off during a brief diploma presentation to the young mother outside her Holyoke home on Friday, June 26, 2020. Her sister, Ash-Leigh Soto, left, held Cabrera's five-month-old son, Kaeson Archival, while she received the high school equivalency diploma. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Ciana Cabrera of Holyoke holds her youngest son, Kaeson Archival, 5 months, after receiving her high school equivalency diploma from the Care Center in a special graduation caravan on Friday, June 26, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Some of the Pandemic Postcards made by Mark Brown in the window of the LOCAL Gallery on Cottage street. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Mark Brown, works on one of what he calls, "Pandemic Postcards" at his home in Easthampton. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Kim Carlino of Northampton paints a concrete barrier, Thursday, June 25, 2020 for the Northampton Public Arts Festival. Carlino, who is one of seven artists painting the barriers, said she wants her piece, titled "Lush", to bring more greenery downtown. She describes her work as "eco-geometric abstraction." The barriers have been placed to protect outdoor diners from traffic. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Lena McCarthy, of Boston, paints a concrete barrier, Friday, June 26, 2020 for the Northampton Public Arts Festival. Seven artists will paint 56 barriers that are set up to protect outdoor diners from traffic. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • left, Bryan Forbes, Adam Feltman, Josh Colby, and Corey Deres, employees of the Amherst DPW, move the cover to the War Memorial Pool in Amherst which is opening on Saturday. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Sean Condon, owner of Speed and Sprocket, a mobile bike shop, works on 3 bikes for Jessica Kolb and her two children, Grace Kolb,10, and Avery Kolb,8. The Kolb's drove from Brimfiled to their family members home, Dick Fournier, in Easthampton, who is in the coverage area for the bike shop. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Sean Condon, owner of Speed and Sprocket, a mobile bike shop, works on 3 bikes for Jessica Kolb and her two children, Grace Kolb,10, and Avery Kolb,8. The Kolb's drove from Brimfiled to their family members home, Dick Fournier, in Easthampton, who is in the coverage area for the bike shop. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • League of Women Voters of Amherst member Phyllis Lehrer wears a mask she fashioned from a handkerchief, Thursday, June 25, 2020 on the Amherst Common after the group's march from Kendrick Park held to recognize the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote. She organized the march. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Members of the League of Women Voters of Amherst and others march toward the Town Common from Kendrick Park, Thursday, June 25, 2020 to recognize the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Members of the League of Women Voters of Amherst and others march toward the Town Common from Kendrick Park, Thursday, June 25, 2020 to recognize the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • After a nearly three-month delay to the start of its third season due to the pandemic, the popular bike-sharing program ValleyBike Share began offering its services to riders in the area Monday. The Florence Center station, in front of Cooper's Corner, had six bikes available on Thursday morning, June 25, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Members of the Pizarro family cool off in the Mill River in Florence during weather in the mid-80s, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. They live in Florence. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Members of the Pizarro family cool off in the Mill River in Florence during weather in the mid-80s, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. They live in Florence. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Liam Flynn hits a wiffle ball during a Mickey Mantle baseball practice, Monday, June 22, 2020 at Florence Fields. Their season this year, due to the pandemic, runs from July 13-August 15 and they will play 15 games. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Chairs set out on Island Road leading to the Oxbow Marina with a sign that reads, "Old Fashioned Chat room. Physically distanced. Feel free to hang out and socialize." —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • A man walks out to his boat at the Oxbow Marina Monday, June 22, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Heather Giguere waters as her mother, Penny Smith-Giguere, mows grass, Monday, June 22, 2020 at their plot in Grow Food Northampton organic community garden in Florence. Heather said that she has been watering later in the day every day due to the hot, dry weather. They grow a variety of vegetables that include Swiss chard, tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce, beets and cucumbers, plus flowers and herbs. They have been gardening there for four years. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Llewelyn Thomas, 2, has fun in a playground at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton, Monday, June 22, 2020 during the first day of the city's reopening plan for outdoor recreation facilities. He was with his father, Robert Thomas of Easthampton. While leagues and sports may resume practices starting Monday, teams must reserve a field in advance, a team representative must submit a roster and sign the COVID-19 guidelines acknowledgment form, and practices must include non-contact drills only. There will also be no games, scrimmages, or tournaments. Under the guidelines, pools, basketball courts and spray parks will remain closed in public parks, with the courts set to reopen in Phase III of the state’s reopening. All parks and recreation buildings will remain closed, and pavilion rentals are prohibited. Tennis courts will be open after they are reconditioned. Picnic site rentals will resume on July 6, although groups will still be limited to 10 people or fewer. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Llewelyn Thomas, 2, has fun in a playground at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton, Monday, June 22, 2020 during the first day of the city's reopening plan for outdoor recreation facilities. He was with his father, Robert Thomas of Easthampton. While leagues and sports may resume practices starting Monday, teams must reserve a field in advance, a team representative must submit a roster and sign the COVID-19 guidelines acknowledgment form, and practices must include non-contact drills only. There will also be no games, scrimmages, or tournaments. Under the guidelines, pools, basketball courts and spray parks will remain closed in public parks, with the courts set to reopen in Phase III of the state’s reopening. All parks and recreation buildings will remain closed, and pavilion rentals are prohibited. Tennis courts will be open after they are reconditioned. Picnic site rentals will resume on July 6, although groups will still be limited to 10 people or fewer. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

Published: 6/29/2020 9:11:07 AM

By CAROL LOLLIS, JERREY ROBERTS, KEVIN GUTTING

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