Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A Week in Alaska

A Travelogue from the wedding of Angela Dunn and Alejandro Mendoza

As most of those traveling to the wedding lost their bags along the way to Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, a good deal of time was spent at the lost baggage counter...

...but when we did make it out, we found a festively decorated parking area in downtown Anchorage...

...and later made our way to Tudor Street Bingo's "Rat Race" roulette game in which a gerbil is used in place of a ball...

...was one of a few Alaskan oddities found including this sticker spotted on an employee's locker at Carr's Supermarket in Anchorage where we purchased our fortifications...

...for the wedding party's house in Girdwood...

...and no trip is complete in Alaska without a moose sighting...and the rush of tourists that accompany it...

...on the wedding day, the nervous groom was hounded by family paparazzi en route to an ill-conceived wedding day white water rafting trip 3 hours north of the site of his wedding...

...but all is well that ends well as Angela and Alejandro Mendoza wrapped up a long day with a kiss in front of family and friends to the warbling of Frank Sinatra...

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Bobby Choice

Eric Sumberg/For the Advocate 'Bobby Choice,' center, heads into the Black Bear Saloon in South Norwalk on Thursday as part of a viral marketing campaign to coincide with AT&T's new U-verse television service. The man who goes by the name Bobby Choice has set up a website,, on which he rails against the lack of options among cable providers in Norwalk.

Eric Sumberg/For the Advocate Donny Khela, right, holds up a 'Bobby Buck' being distributed by a member of the 'Bobby Choice' team, left, who declined to be identified, during a visit to the Black Bear Saloon in Norwalk.

Legion Sweep

Hour Photo/ERIC SUMBERG Norwalk American Legion catcher Joe Reddock, right, tags out Kyle Palmer of Ridgefield at home plate to end the bottom half of the second inning in the first of their season-opening doubleheader in Ridgefield. Norwalk Post 12 won that game 9-1 and captured the second game 3-0 to complete the sweep.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Shakespeare's Here

Eric Sumberg/For the Advocate Cindy Steckler, left, of Darien chats with her friend Burr Brown of South Norwalk as they sit on the hill at Pinkney Park watching the opening night of Shakespeare on the Sound's presentation of 'The Comedy of Errors' on Thursday evening in Rowayton. The play will be performed every night except Mondays through June 30.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

McMahon Heads to the Finals

HOUR PHOTO/ERIC SUMBERG Brien McMahon's Emily Kuchta, center, breaks toward the goal with Stonington's Abbygale Award in pursuit during the first half of Saturday's Division II girls lacrosse state tournament semifinal game. Kuchta scored seven goals and added an assist as the Senators advanced to Tuesday's championship game with a 13-6 victory against the top-seeded Bears.

HOUR PHOTO/ERIC SUMBERG The victorious Senators were all smiles as they left Arute Field.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Ceremony at Fort Stamford

ERIC SUMBERG/For the Advocate On Wednesday afternoon, Eileen McMullen, 7, of Stamford, looked over a plaque that shows where Fort Stamford once stood after a ceremony at the site in which The Happy Club for Teens dedicated the Iraqi War Memorial Garden, a "living" memorial to pay tribute to those service men and woman who lost their lives in Iraq.