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The American and Israeli flags were projected on the outside wall of the old city of Jerusalem, welcoming President Biden to the country. ©Mark D Phillips

21st Maccabiah: Israel before the games

The American and Israeli flags were projected on the outside wall of the old city of Jerusalem, welcoming President Biden to the country. ©Mark D Phillips Israel is a beautiful land, full of history and misunderstood by all. Arriving a few days prior to the opening ceremonies for the 21st […]

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

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.