So I’ve started my internship at the gazette! Some of my first week photos:

September 2nd, 2009 – George Parks, Professor of Music and Director of the Minuteman Marching Band at UMass calls out formation changes to his marching band during the third day of band camp week at UMass. Parks has been Director of the Minuteman Marching Band since 1977. They are currently a 380 piece band that is preparing a Pirates of the Carribean performance.

September 1st, 2009 – Dr. Kate Atkinson interacts with Karen Smith who is a nurse at her practice in Amherst. Dr. Atkinson is a national spokesperson for problems concerning doctor’s paperwork and the decline of family practitioners in the area.

September 3rd, 2009 – The Lamberg family, friends and volunteers raise the new wall of the home that is being built as part of the Habitat for Humanity project in Amherst.

September 3rd, 2009 – Tom Gagnon in the community garden in Northampton. Gagnon has been a member of the Hampshire Bird club for 25 years.

September 3rd, 2009 – Paramedics Steve Hall and Matt Marchand with the brand new ambulance that arrived at the Northampton police department today.

September 2nd, 2009 – Mary Alice WIlson at her home in Amherst. Wilson is a longtime member of the Hampshire Bird Club. The bird behind her was built by her husband as a gift.