Beyond Brooklyn

Colorado June 24, 2021: Chuck Bigger nephew Gabe Chambless holds a Kokanee Salmon on Morrow Point Reservoir. ©Chuck Bigger

Where the Kokanee Run

Fishing two of Colorado’s spectacular high altitude reservoirs chasing Kokanee Salmon introduced me to Morrow Point Reservoir located at the head of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. “There’s not much left like this in the west,” said Ryan Van Lanen who runs the Morrow Point Reservoir Guide Service.

Worcester Bravehearts Jared Kapurch autographs Leah Goldstein's jersey during opening night on May 26, 2021. Photo by Mark D Phillips

The Boys Are Back

On this opening day, Bravehearts pitcher Jack Choate took to the mound and fired the first pitch to open a season of possibilities. As life returns to our new version of normal, baseball is still here and still going strong.

The TRAUMA HEALERS photos by Chuck Bigger

TRAUMA HEALERS

TRAUMA HEALERS features Chuck Biggers’ images of SIGN Fracture Care International bringing orthopedic care to trauma patients in 54 countries.

Liza Phillips leaves the start house building on the Rocket trail at Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire on January 28, 2021.

A New Hampshire Fairy Land

Needing a break from the four walls closing in? How about heading out to a fairyland ice castle in the middle of a New Hampshire Farm. Talk about transporting to another world in the fresh, wide-open spaces of North Woodstock. You expect to see the Elves from Lord of the Rings.

Performing in the Age of COVID​

In the 18 weeks since we started this new reality, I have missed live music almost more than sports. When I heard that my friend Frank Manzi was going to play outdoors in the Berkshires, I decided to take a ride to see if it was going to work. And I can emphatically say that yes it did.

New Britain Bees Manager Ray Guarino wears a mask as a player stands behind in the dugout with the whole first row over the dugout empty during their FCBL game with the Nashua Silver Knights. ©Mark D Phillips

This is sports in the age of COVID-19

As football and hockey teams prepare for a fanless experience, in New England, something approaching a return to normalcy — socially distanced and face-mask-wearing normalcy, naturally — is happening. Since June 2, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, now in its 10th season, has been holding games, with a reduced number of fans in the seats, in six venues from New Britain, Connecticut to Nashua, New Hampshire.

As of June 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory — SDO — has now been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade. Compiling one photo every hour, the movie condenses a decade of the Sun into 61 minutes.

A decade of the Sun

As of June 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory — SDO — has now been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade. Compiling one photo every hour, the movie condenses a decade of the Sun into 61 minutes.

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:33 p.m. EDT May 27, from Launch Complex 39A in Florida

NASA returns to Manned Launches

The launch on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 4:32pm, marks NASA’s first manned mission from the Space Coast of Florida since the Space Shuttle Atlantis returned to earth on August 31, 2011.

7 ruined castles across Europe, reconstructed by Budget Direct

Bringing Back the Past

What a great story in today’s New York Post showing how time has created fascinating ruins that today’s technology can bring back to life.

After a record-setting 328-day stay on the International Space Station (ISS), NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth.

Christina Koch returns to Earth

After a record-setting 328-day stay on the International Space Station (ISS), NASA astronaut Christina Koch left the station via space capsule, made it through the fiery reentry through Earth’s atmosphere, and landed on a bed of snow in the frigid Kazakhstani desert.