July 10 - July 16, 2017 in Photos This June 2017 photo provided by Cheri Glankler shows Mo, an elderly Chesapeake Bay Retriever, in Garden Valley, Idaho who wandered away from her owners during a hunting trip last September. Mo is back home after nine months and a brutal winter alone in the Idaho mountains. Cheri Glankler via AP SEARCH FOR COINSChildren are shown searching for coins in the clover on Hunt Farm day recently at Fit and Fun. The program is sponsored by the Orange Recreation Association. Submitted photo In this photo provided by Jimmy Taylor, smoke and flames rise into the air after a military transport airplane crashed in a field near Itta Bena, Miss., on the western edge of Leflore County, Monday, July 10, 2017, killing several. (Jimmy Taylor via AP) SLUGGERNew York Yankees’ Aaron Judge smiles after his last at bat after winning the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 10 in Miami. AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee WE ARE THE CHAMPIONSThe 14U North County Spark went 4-0 on the weekend, winning their championship game 6-5 over the Northeast Xtreme-Teal team. The win was the team’s third championship title this summer. Pictured front, left to right — Izzy Stakley, Meagan Knight, Sadey Lehtomaki, Alyssa Hardy, Emma Tallman. Middle — Amber Colcord, Avery LeBlanc, Abigail Koziol, Skylar Dodge, Lily Lesieur, Sydney Chenoweth. Back — Coach Mike Chenowith, coach Josh Koziol, coach Steve Hardy Courtesy Photo INTENSE EFFORTAthol’s Angelica Baptista gives her best effort to complete a layup during an Athol girls summer basketball game Monday night. Athol lost to Quabbin 39-20 during their consolation playoff game. They will play Wednesday night at 6 p.m. in Gardner for their final game of the summer season. Their opponent is not yet known. Photo by Mike Phillips DROPPED THIRD STRIKEChuck Stone’s Riley Young swings at a pitch in the second inning of Monday’s game. The pitch was strike three but a dropped ball that made its way to the backstop allowed Young to take first. Photo by Adam Lewis W.T. GRANT STOREThe W.T. Grant Co. store is shown on Main Street in Athol looking from the front of what was then the Pequoig Hotel. The store was part of a nationwide chain of which the first store originally opened in Lynn in 1906.Courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson ARRAIGNEDLewis H. Starkey III, 53, of Wendell, standing behind glass, was arraigned Monday in Orange District Court on charges related to the July 5 shooting death of his girlfriend, 48-year-old Amanda Glover.Photo by Cameron Woodcock SKYWATCHERSThe first skywatchers for the Athol Ground Observer Corps were Robert Nelson and Dorothy Boutelle, shown in this July 1952 photo. The Ground Observer Corps were local volunteers watching for the approach of enemy aircraft. Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson REMEMBEREDMiranda Colombo, daughter of 48-year-old Amanda Glover, holds a picture of her late mother on Monday, following the arraignment of Lewis H. Starkey III in Orange District Court.Photo by Cameron Woodcock Madeline Brewer, Bill Skarsgård and Landon Liboiron at a Special Fan Screening of Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove” held at The Arclight Theater on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. Skarsgård will join the cast in Hulu’s “Castle Rock,” to be filmed in Orange.Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Invision for Netflix/AP Images PAINTINGMercedez Young, a student at Athol High School, created an impressive painting of Clint Eastwood that is currently on display at the Athol Public Library. Her art teacher, Aric Davis, challenged her with an assignment to paint a portrait of someone she did not know in a medium that was different than the watercolor that she was familiar with using. Young rose to the challenge, researched her subject, switched to oil paints, and created a striking and extra-large portrait of Clint Eastwood, giving RACE CARSCynthia Drew’s class at Athol-Royalston Middle School recently studied force and motion. The unit concluded with students building their own race cars and racing them. Zach Canning took first place, followed by Keith Smith in second and Cam Beauvais in third. Front row, left to right — Jade Chapalonis, Canning, Beauvais, Smith, Nathanial Byron. Back — Aidan Mikels, Chad Wilkey, Issac Livingston. School photo HIPPOSIn this photo provided by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Fiona, a baby Nile hippopotamus, born prematurely Jan. 24, 2017, swims outside for the first time with her father Henry, right, as her mother Bibi, left, watches in the pool of the zoo’s Hippo Cove exhibit Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Cincinnati. Zoo officials say Henry joined Bibi and Fiona before the zoo’s public visiting hours Tuesday in their first supervised visit together as a trio. (Michelle Curley/Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gard CAPTAIN HOOK STAMP THE COW WHISPERERSAthol Lions Club members Roger Spring, standing left, and Dave Flint, talk to “Shorty” the cow inside the pen at the Lions’ first “Cow Flop Contest” held on the grounds at Tractor Supply in Orange recently. Winners were: $500 (grand prize) Tiffany Maloof (ticket #473); and four, $100 winners - Joe Petracone (#261), Danny Thompson (#317), Ada Delaney (#455) and Craig Wojcik (#739).Lions Club photo Donald Trump Jr. TRASH PICKUPThis collection of trash was recently picked up by Athol residents on the grounds of Fish Park. One of the volunteers, Patricia Saiya, noted the lack of trash receptacles near the basketball court and baseball field, which she said contributes to the issue of accumulating trash. In a reply to her email reporting such to the town manager, Shaun Suhoski thanked Saiya and her neighbors for helping to keep the area clean and further stated the DPW superintendent and he will review the request and EGG TOSSPictured are egg toss finalists on Hunt Farm day at Fit and Fun, which is sponsored by the Orange Recreation Association. Submitted photo Tavon Williamson HONOREDMount Wachusett Community College Adjunct Instructor Wesley Stanhope, left; and Dean of Distance Learning and Instructional Technology Vincent Ialenti hold awards they received at the Massachusetts Colleges Online (MCO) E-Learning Conference that was held recently at Greenfield Community College. Submitted photo FILM LIAISONThe Petersham Selectboard appointed North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mark Wright to serve as the town’s film liaison to the Massachusetts Film Office at their Tuesday meeting. While filming is not expected to take place in Petersham for the upcoming ‘Castle Rock’ series to be filmed in Orange Wright said some locations are still undecided and filming could spill over into other area towns. As liaison Wright will be tasked with working with any film project looking to work DING DONGThe American League’s Robinson Cano, of the Seattle Mariners, lifts the MLB All-Star MVP trophy, Tuesday, July 11, in Miami. Cano hit the game-winning home run in the 10th inning. The American League defeated the National League 2-1. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky PROMO TOURBoxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor exchange words during a news conference at Staples Center Tuesday, July 11 in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Barbara Ellis REPLACEDMatt Kenseth will be replaced by Eric Jones as Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 driver. Kenseth has no job lined up next year and likely has no future at Joe Gibbs Racing. AP Photo/Steve Helber, File SETTING UP THE PLAYMahar’s summer league coach Enver Softic talks the team through a play after calling a timeout with 33 seconds left in the second half. The team went on to win 32-26 to remain undefeated at 8-0 on the summer league season. Mahar is wearing Leominster jerseys. Photo by Mike Phillips CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERSThe North County Spark 12U team was 4-0 this past weekend, capturing their championship title with an 8-0 win against the Frozen Ropes Ice team. This is the team’s second championship title this summer. Pictured, front row left to right — Reilly Polana, Miranda Boulay, Mya Lesieur, Morgan Bemont, Lindsey LeBlanc, Lilly Whitcomb. Middle — Kristinna Sigurdsson, Ava Koziol, Emily Muilenberg, Tessa Spingola, Abby Giles, Hayley Chenoweth. Back — Coach Steve LeBlanc, coach Jamie Lesieur, co Lynda V. Mapes Photo by Bellamy Pailthorp of Radio KNKX ARRESTEDJay J. Monty, 55, of Keene, N.H., is being charged with selling heroin after Keene police conducting a surveillance operation observed him engage in a drug transaction. Following his arrest on Wednesday, Monty faces one felony count of sale of a controlled drug. He was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail, and will be arraigned before the Cheshire Superior Court on Thursday, July 27. MASS DEFIANCELocal skydiving team Mass Defiance, which trains at Jumptown in Orange, will head to the Skydiving World Cup next month in Germany as part of the prestigious U.S. Parachute Team, the nation’s most elite aerial athletes. Pictured are team members at last year’s U.S. National Championships. Left to right — Ben Liston, James Klinge, Brian Stephens, Jim Rees, Pat Walker.United States Parachute Association photo by David Cherry WINNERKeith Carzello emerged victorious in the Sportsman Modified division at Monadnock Speedway last Saturday. Photo courtesy of New England Graphix Scott Brown, the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand RAYMOND FOURNIER SUSAN A. MORIN BEST PLAYNFL football player Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers accepts the award for best play at the ESPYS at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 12 in Los Angeles. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP THE DRIVEAthol’s Sophie Putnam drives to the basket during the second half of Athol’s game against Narragansett. Putnam contributed a team-high 10 points in the 40-23 loss Wednesday night. Photo by Mike Phillips BANK SHOTMahar’s Micalyn Mailloux hits a layup off the backboard on the final play of the team’s 51-17 win over Gardner on Wednesday night. Photo by Mike Phillips PARACHUTE GAMEBradley Coleman and Juliana Rodriguez recently played with a parachute in the field at Athol High School, where Athol Summer Playground is held. The program is sponsored by the Athol Recreation Commission. Submitted photo NEW SUPERINTENDENTWednesday night’s Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee meeting was the first for new Superintendent Darcy Fernandes, left, since her July 1 start date. At right is Chair Deborah Kuzmeskas. Photo by Cameron Woodcock RIBBON CUTTINGQuabbin Harvest held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday to mark the official opening of its Co-op Kitchen area, where employees prepare grab-and-go sandwiches and salads along with servings of ice cream. Left to right — Board chair Cathy Stanton, “Mystic Banana Man,” store team leader Sarah Mildren, and North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Mark Wright.Photo by Cameron Woodcock NICE ONRachel Heck, of Memphis, Tenn., hits an approach shot on the 13th fairway during the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open Golf tournament Thursday, July 13 in Bedminster, N.J. At 15 years old Heck is the youngest player in the field. AP Photo/Seth Wen NASCAR's Matt Swanson poses in front of his No. 89 car at a Starrett company luncheon on Thursday. Along with NASCAR's Timmy Solomito, Swanson is sponsored by Starrett Racing and will compete at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend in Loudon New Hampshire. Photo by Adam Lewis NASCAR’s Timmy Solomito (left) poses next to his No. 16 caron Thursday at a Starrett company luncheon at the company’s building in Athol. Solomito and Swanson will compete at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. Both cars are sponsored by Starrett Racing. Photos by Adam Lewis LAYUPMahar’s Devin Patch goes up for a layup against Gardner on Thursday night. Patch contributed two points as Mahar routed Gardner 51-30. Both teams went into the game with an 8-0 record.Photo by Mike Phillips Charles Howell III hits out of a bunker along the ninth fairway during the first round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament Thursday. Howell III carded a 63 to share the lead. Todd Mizener/QCOnline.com via AP PHILIP H. AMADON THENFloyd LaFountain, one of three teen runaways from Athol, Mass., appears before Judge Susan Sexton during a pretrial hearing in Tampa on Sept. 15, 1994. The trio was accused of shooting to death Manuel Huerta, 73, on June 7, 1994, in Tampa.(Associated Press file photo) PERFORMANCEChildren perform for parents and students with Creative Movement Instructor Anna Hendricks at Fisher Hill School in Orange. Submitted photo LIEUTENANTIn this Tuesday, July 11, 2017, photo Taunton police lieutenant Paul Roderick poses for a photo at police headquarters in Taunton, Mass. AP Photo/Stephan Savoia Gov. Chris Christie CELEBRATING THE FOURTHAutumn, 5, of Fort Collins, Colo., enjoyed the Fourth of July parade and events in Petersham while visiting grandparents Don and Joy Risatti. Photo courtesy of Don Risatti Counselors Kayla Robideau and Ali Riddell make cupcakes for children during the week of July 5 to 10 at Athol Summer Playground, which is held at Athol High School and sponsored by the Athol Recreation Commission.Submitted photo HAPPY BIRTHDAYThe Friends of the Athol Council on Aging held a picnic lunch during their July meeting. President Carol Dubour is seen singing “Happy Birthday” to Rita Savoy who will turn 99 on July 24.Photo by Christine Miranda COLORING NIGHTThe Auxiliary of the Athol-Orange F.O.E. #4545 held a well-attended Stress-Busting Coloring Night for Adults recently. This event was open and free to the public. A prize for best coloring was awarded. The next event is set for Aug. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m., also open to the public. Attendees will be creating Pandora bracelets (a donation per bracelet would be appreciated). For more information visit the Facebook page Athol-Orange Eagles Aerie #4545.