In August 2012, because of continued layoffs at the local coal mine, John and Crystal Jarrell could no longer afford their home. This forced them, and their two children, to move in with John's parents in Van, WV, putting a total of seven people under one roof
Maraeka Merchant cries tears of joy after it was announced that her team, the Lewiston Devils, won the Maine State Cheerleading Championship at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine.
Judson Kent and his children Jet, 10, and Siva, 7, build a large halloween display every year. This year Jet put it all together and came up with the ideas which, it included a graveyard, limbs hanging from trees and a buried body.
After Bristol's win the team runs onto the field. Bristol beat Cumberland 9-8, in The Northeast American Legion championship putting them in the final game against RCP.
Ominaihly Flores, 4, whispers into her mother's, Kati Lopez's ear at a vigil held for William Prieto, 32, who was shot and killed while sitting on his porch in Hartford, CT on August 31st. Prieto was the 23rd homicide in Hartford in 2015.
June Weeks holds a tissue in her hand in case she cries, as she watches her husband Clayton Weeks, a veteran, receive an award thanking him for his service in their mobile home in Mexico, Maine.
Four year-old Addison Totten of Hebron tells santa what she wants for Christmas after taking family pictures him, during the 32nd annual Santa's Workshop in Wickham Park in Manchester, CT. Children can interact with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves while enjoying refreshments and a Christmas atmosphere.
Lee Medina cuts Carlos Morales' hair in the alley in front of his Billings Forge apartment in Hartford, Connecticut. "This is the best place to get a hair cut," said Morales, who met Medina through his own father who also gets his hair cut by him. Medina is a barber and a dancer and has been cutting hair for the community in Billings Forge since he moved into his apartment two years ago.
Alicia Haynes, 15, of Glastonbury (left) and Dakota Jusem-Laporte, 14, of Manchester (right) of the Connecticut Concert Ballet helped Dale Duvall, 3, of West Hartford, learn ballet positions, after they preformed The Nutcracker at the West Hartford Library on Monday. "It's fun to get them moving instead of just being in the audience," said Wendy Fish-Lawrence one of the Connecticut Concert Ballet's artistic directors.
Hallie Wiser, 3, and Tessa Wiser, 6, play with baby ducklings at the Flaming Farm Petting Zoo in West Simsbury, Connecticut.
Stephanie Rhodes feeds a day-old baby calf at Voelker Swiss dairy farm in Perryville, Missouri. Since calves are separated from their mothers soon after birth Rhodes feels especially motherly towards them, and makes sure they drink every drop of milk.
June Weeks sits in her kitchen in Mexico, Maine while her husband Clayton Weeks, who is dying from lung cancer, has his weekly visit with his hospice nurse.
Kids play in the sprinklers in Baby Pope Park in Hartford, CT in the 80 degree weather on Monday June 22.
Street scene outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Nuns at Little Sisters of the Poor a Roman Catholic religious institute for women in Enfield Connecticut
Because of continuous layoffs in coal mines in Southern West Virginia, John and Crystal Jarrell and their two kids lost their home. After not being able to find jobs, they moved four hours north to Morgantown, West Virginia. Rylan, 3, and JayCee, 2, had their own rooms before the move, now they share a lot of things, including a bed.
A cowboy at Canada de la Virgin in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, milks the cows at dawn.
At Casa Hogar Santa Julia an all girls orphanage in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the girls try to sneak out of activities to play outside any chance they get.
Punchy O' Guts and her teammates stretch and chug whiskey after a roller derby bout in Portland, Maine. Roller Derby is a contact sport played by two teams where five members skate around the track in the same direction. The teams score points, when the jammer (a designated scorer) laps members on the opposing team.
Groom Ismael Valaquez, originally from Mexico, gets Ensor ready for riding at Show Horses Inc. an equestrian center in Westport, CT.