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Photos of the Week, July 20-26

by and and and on July 23, 2014 10:55 AM

Each week, the Gazette presents the area through the eyes of Gazette photographers.

FESTIVAL FUN: Kaden Connell, 13, and Adison Connell, 8, enjoyed one of the amusements Friday at the Shannock Valley Community Festival in Rural Valley.  They are the children of Billie Connell, of Dayton. Plus, photographer James. J. Nestor caught a sunset photo over the festival on Friday as well. 

A HELPING HAND: James Barbor, a liutenant in the Cherryhill Township Fire Department, helped Josh Person, of Indiana, try out a fire hose Friday during the annual picnic for disabled citizens at the Heilwood Sportsmen's Club. (Tom Peel/Gazette)

DOGGED DETERMINATION: Cooper, 5, ran the course Thursday during the wiener dog races at the 25th annual Shannock Valley Community Festival in Rural Valley. He belongs to Donna and Ken McGinnis, of Kittanning. The festival continues through Saturday.  (Teri Enciso/Gazette photo)

SEEING BLUE: Carter Cortazzo, 3, picked blueberries Wednesday with his family at Stutzman Farms along Route 422 in Cherryhill Township. The farm, owned by Scott and Susan Stutzman, has 23 rows with about 300 bushes per row. Carter is the son of Scott and Jamie Cortazzo, of Indiana, and the brother of Brody, 1. (Jamie Empfield/Gazette photo)

COOL IN THE POOL: Hailey McManaway, 3, played in the Mack Park pool Tuesday to beat the heat. She is the daughter of Brent and Andrea McManaway, of Indiana. Temperatures Tuesday reached the high 80s, but cooler weather is expected for the rest of the week after storms that are predicted for today, according to the National Weather Service. (Jamie Empfield/Gazette photo)

READER SUBMISSION: Gazette reader Beth Nestor, of Indiana, submitted a photo of a sunset over Yellow Creek State Park that occurred on Friday.

Photo Gallery - Photos of the Week, July 20-26

Chief Photographer Tom Peel has been photographing events in the county since 1966. He started with the Gazette while in high school and then came on board full-time in 1969. So if you do something good, bad or just interesting, he will most likely be there to take your picture. Tom can be reached at or 724-465-5555 ext. 275.

Jamie Empfield is a photographer for The Indiana Gazette.

Teri Enciso is a photographer for The Indiana Gazette.

James J. Nestor is a photographer for The Indiana Gazette.
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