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"If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff." Jim Richardson

The Metro News

Photojournalistic work examples for the local community newspaper group

The Metro News Group has a vast circulation feeding a number of localized communities in the Western New York area. A “free” community newspaper, sponsored through localized business advertising, and includes many features surrounding local events. It’s target audience is predominately localized and includes businesses and families within specific counties. The features covered in the gallery are events that occurred within the Niagara county area of Western New York.

Short excerts from some of the photographed events featured:

Starpoint Intermediate School “Invent-a-thon,” student inventions/creations and awards. 3/22/07. 53 inventions awarded gold medals or red ribbons for student efforts. 3rd grade student Jack Kolbmann of Lockport (featured) gives a confident "thumbs-up," with his handy "Pet Pockets" invention, a coat for your pet with many handy pockets for all your pets items.

Miss Niagara County 2007 finals held at Niagara Falls High School, 3/3/07, winner Jennifer Starkey from Niagara Falls and attending Buffalo State College, receives her crowning glory in front of a packed auditorium.
Runners up are Amber Lindke (1st runner up) from Lockport.
Jessica Rodriguez (2nd) from Lockport.
Jennifer Duignan (3rd) from Amherst.
Julie Lamping (4th) from Niagara Falls.

Arthur E Hilger, of Bear Market Studio (Lockport) works on some of his many popular wood creations.

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Lockport Memorial day Parade
Lockport Memorial Day
Miss Niagara contender Jaclyn Palmer
Miss Niagara contender
Starpoint School Invent-a-thon
Starpoint Invent-a-thon
Feature from the Black Lagoon
Feature from the Black Lagoon
Chainsaw art - wood carving
Chainsaw art/Bear Market Studio
1776 Play
1776/Riverside Theater
Miss Niagara County 2007
Miss Niagara County
Artist Robert Wood
Extraodinary Forms Exhibition
Earth Night
Earth Day
The Wizard of Oz at Lockport HS
The Wizard of Oz
Mother's Day breast cancer walk
Breast cancer canal walk
Niagara Frontier Art Exhibition
Niagara Frontier Art Exhibition