Photos of the Year 2013 Peter Pereira www.peterpereira.com
1_MG_1770 A carpenter working on the restoration of the Custom House Square building in downtown New Bedford, MA can be seen in the background of an ice sculpture welcoming the new year, which has kept its shape well thanks to the extremely low temperatures.
2_N8A4225 First grader Jefferson Matrinez, tries to offer younger brother Joshua Martinez some comfort as he weeps with the new environment while eating breakfast in the school's cafeteria. Students attend the first day of school at the new Renaisssance School located at the Gomes school in the south end of New Bedford, MA.
3_MG_4396-2 A man and a young girl make their way across the top of the hurricane barrier in the south end of the New Bedford as the sun sets in the background.
4_MG_5131 The whale painted on the side of the west terminal building keeps its eye on a pedestrian as he makes his way up MacArthur Dr. in New Bedford, MA.
5_MG_0857 The newly finished 1MW solar farm installed atop the landfill in Dartmouth was opened for a tour today for the first time.
6_N8A5277 Joe Trott is engulfed by sparks as he cuts a connector on a barge docked at Lindberg marine in Fairhaven, MA.
7_MG_8370 A group of cyclists make their way down the Cape Cod Canal bike route under the Bourne Bridge in Buzzards Bay, MA.
8_MG_2008 Workmen can be seen walking under the superstructure of the Sagamore Bridge in Bourne, MA currently undergoing repairs as a car drives by above.
9_MG_2080 Sara Calkins, originally from Virginia, and fellow Johnson & Wales University students enrolled in the Beverage Concentration Program get a chance to taste a variety of wines at the Westport Rivers Vineyards & Winery in Westport, MA. The program instructs students on the different characteristics which give wines their unique flavor.
10_MG_2279 State Police arrest a man walking at the UMASS Dartmouth campus during their sweep of the university. UMASS Dartmouth students were evacuated from campus on April 19, 2013 as local and state officials investigate the dorm room of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, one of the two suspects wanted for the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday.
11_MG_2328 State Police arrest a man walking at the UMASS Dartmouth campus during their sweep of the university. UMASS Dartmouth students were evacuated from campus on April 19, 2013 as local and state officials investigate the dorm room of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, one of the two suspects wanted for the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday.
12_MG_2556 A workman removes the wood shingle roof from the gazebo at shipyard park in Mattapoisett. The whale weathervane a reminder of the harbor's whaling past.
13_MG_2567 Sea Term 2013: Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets left Buzzards Bay on Jan. 12 for their annual training voyage. The cadets will spend 52 days at sea aboard the T.S. Kennedy, stopping in New Orleans, Jamaica, Aruba and the Bahamas in their quest to become merchant mariners
14_MG_3075 A motorist drives by a tree in full bloom on Elm St. in New Bedford, MA.
15_MG_3558 Jarell Ervin and girlfriend Kiyanna dePina get caught in a sudden rain storm while at Fort Taber Park in the south end of New Bedford.
17_MG_4514 Gareth Messier cautiously makes his way down the gangplank with a container filled with items no longer needed aboard the fishing boat he is cleaning for the season in Fairhaven, MA.
18_MG_4572 Slip dock 20 remains vacant with the boating season yet to begin, as Lou Catalina uses a wheel cart to bring some new nets to his monfish catching boat Foxy Lady docked at Capt. Leroy's marina in New Bedford, MA on a foggy morning.
19_MG_4631 Payton Leandre, 10, stands at attention in front of his platoon as they prepare to pledge allegiance to the flag. Southcoast Young Marines perform their once a week drills at the Kennedy Center at Fort Taber Park in the south end of New Bedford.
20_MG_5251 Tom Forcier gives some relief from the high temperatures to Rochester Memorial School students participating in the third annual 'Miles for Memorial School Kid's Fitness Challenge" an all day event that sees the youngsters walk a two mile loop around their school in a fundraising effort to support fitness and fun.
21_MG_5430 New Bedford firefighters battle a blaze that started in the basement of a multi family home on 56 Hill St. in downtown New Bedford. The fire quickly spread upward until the roof was on fire. No one was hurt.
22_MG_5529 A man can be seen reparing instruments atop a sailboats mast at the Bayline Boatyard in New Bedford, MA.
23_MG_5909 Adam Rodriguez, brother, Julia Tapper, fiance, Lisa Rodriguez, mother, and Roland Rodriquez, father, grieve the loss of Lance Cpl. Matthew Rodriguez at the National Cemetery in Bourne, MA where he was buried. The funeral of Lance Cpl. Matthew Rodriquez was conducted at the First Congregational Church on Center St. in Fairhaven, MA followed by the burial at the National Cemetery in Bourne, MA. Lance Cpl. Rodriquez was killed December 11 in the Helmund Province in Afghanistan while conducting combat operations.
24_MG_5925 Adam Rodriguez weeps at the loss of his brother Lance Cpl. Matthew Rodriguez during the burial at the National Cemetery in Bourne, MA. The funeral of Lance Cpl. Matthew Rodriquez was conducted at the First Congregational Church on Center St. in Fairhaven, MA followed by the burial at the National Cemetery in Bourne, MA. Lance Cpl. Rodriquez was killed December 11 in the Helmund Province in Afghanistan while conducting combat operations.
25_MG_6813 Participants in the Yoga in the Park program enjoy one of their weekly Tuesday morning sessions of yoga at Cushman Park in Fairhaven, MA. The free classes are held weekly by yoga instructor Juliet Loranger.
26_MG_8342 Two women enjoy their lunch break on Purchase St, behind some paintings lining the fencing.
27_MG_8523 Scusset beachgoers watch the Mayflower II being towed by the Jaguar as she makes her way across the Cape Cod canal on a voyage from Fairhaven Shipyard in Fairhaven, MA to her home port of Plymouth, MA where she will imediately be open to the public.
28_MG_8653 A young passenger peeks from behind the school bus window as she makes her way to school in Dartmouth, MA as sleet falls outside.
29_MG_9233 Scalloper engineer Bruce Pitche, right, and Gary Messier balance themselves atop one of the ships outriggers as they prepare the ship to head back out to sea from Fairhaven, MA.
30_MG_9882 The iconic Butler Flats lighthouse is shrowded in a thick fog early in the morning in New Bedford, MA.
31_N8A0055 Jeff Araujo, foreman of Perfection Fence, eyes the alignment of a new fence he and his crew is installing in Mattapoisett, MA.
32_N8A0335 Shipwright Rob Stevens of the Booth Bay Harbor Shipyard finds himself at the end of the bowsprint as he prepares the rigging of the schooner Ernestina for it to be towed to the shipyard in Maine where it will undergo repairs.
33_N8A0502 Jimmy Fitzpatrick jumps from the top of the wheelhouse of the Rebecca Anne Naomi lobster boat after shoring up some of the gear up-top in preparation to head back out to sea from Westport harbor.
34_N8A0663 The Huttleston House Restaurant on Rt 6 in Fairhaven is being demolished by Peter Deterra, owner of Deterra excavation seen here through the front door of the landmark restaurant.
35_N8A0809 Propeller technician, Steve Saraiva, grinds a propeller he is repairing from a Glocester fishing boat at Marine Propeller Service in Fairhaven, MA.
36_N8A0978 Volunteer, Bob French builds a stone wall in front of the Mass Audubon's Allens Pond Wildlife sanctuary building on Horseneck Rd. in Westport, MA.
38_N8A1068 A cyclist makes his way up Horseneck Rd. in Westport, MA by a hay bale which has been converted into a money roll by a farmer.
39_N8A1149 The bow of the Wild Peony cargo ship dwarfs traffic waiting to cross the Fairhaven bridge as it makes its way back out to sea after unloading clementines in New Bedford, MA.
40_N8A1213 Hundreds of participants dressed like Santa participate in the annual Santa Sightings Fun Run throught downtown New Bedford.
41_N8A1241 Evin Simon, 17 dresses like a puppy/reindeer, crosses the line panting. Hundreds of participants dressed like Santa participate in the annual Santa Sightings Fun Run throught downtown New Bedford.
42_N8A1474 A couple enjoy a private moment under an umbrella in front of the New Bedford Library in downtown New Bedford.
43_N8A1538 Jim Boyle and Mike Sandorn of DPW Bourne, fix the frayed line of the American Flag at Buzzards Bay park which broke due to the high winds over the weekend.
44_N8A1789 William Starvaggi, background, and fellow Dartmouth DPW worker, paint the traffic lines in front of the Dartmouth High School on Bakersville Rd. in Dartmouth, MA in preparation for the new school year.
45_N8A2176 Ramona Lampley, sings with her son Anthony Lampley, 22, at the annual rock-a-thon to benefit the Kennedy-Donovan Center for individuals with developmental disabilities in New Bedford, MA.
46_N8A2316 The colorful cherry blossom tree in front of city hall in downtown New Bedford, MA isnt enough to cheer up a rainy day as Bethany Wright walks by with umbrella in hand.
47_N8A2567 Rhonda Fazio is creating an artwork that references Fall Rivers textile history, and has an "audience" component in that people have contributed messages on strips of cloth that she is using to weave her work at her studio in Fall River, MA
48_MG_0044 UMASS Dartmouth hockey player Dmitry Antipin takes advantge of the newly re-surfaced track at the school and the hurdles to prepare for the upcoming season.
49_N8A2666 Mark Plante welds a doubler plate on the hull of the Sea Escape dragger, undergoing repairs at the Fairhaven Shipyard in Fairhaven, MA.
50_N8A2705 Jill Bourgeois of Crush Fine Wine Boutique on Purchase St. in downtown New Bedford is seen putting in a wine order on her laptop as seen throught the stores stained glass logo.
51_N8A2786 An emotional Mary Roberts walks out of her home with a statue of the virgin Mary that was her grandmothers. She was able to salvage the family heirloom from her home on Hill St. in New Bedford the day after a fire destroyed its insides (in the background boarded up).
52_N8A2895 Melisa Silvertsen is in shock as she attempts to recover some personal articles from her mothers home which was involved in a fire yesterday on Hill St. in New Bedford.
53_N8A3190 Tiberio Faria gives his mother Deborah Faria a hand after picking her up from Our Ladies Chapel in downtown New Bedford where she stopped for a prayer to help ease her pain from a fall she took last month.
54_N8A3372 A stressed out Pam Robinson, of Its All About the Animals, brings a cat that was stuck up in a tree for a week then fell over 50 feet yesterday, to the Marion Animal Hospital to have it checked out before its put up for adoption.
55_N8A3398 Two men hold an American Flag on the side of Rt 6 in Mattapoisett as the hearse carring the body of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez drives by on the way to the Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Home in Mattapoisett, MA. Lance Cpl. Rodriquez was killed December 11 in the Helmund Province in Afghanistan while conducting combat operations.
56_N8A3444 The Three Stooges look surprised at the hand Brad Ford has, as he and Stephen Brown, not in frame, play a game of cribbage at Cafe Arpeggio's in downtown New Bedford, MA.
57_N8A3724 Niamh Murphy, 3, dressed like Princess Leia finds her friend R2D2 in the halls of Comic Con. People of all ages attend the Rhode Island Comic Con convention held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI dressed like their favorite comic book heroes. The event has grown every year with participants showing up with ever more elaborate hand made costumes.
58_N8A3743 Ze Santos, engineer of the Ilha do Corvo fishing boat, finds himself in a predicament as he tries to get back onto the dock in New Bedord after the fishing boat drifted out while he was onboard check on the engine.
59_N8A3880 A couple enjoy a kiss in the grasp of life-size Rancor, a Star Wars character. People of all ages attend the Rhode Island Comic Con convention held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI dressed like their favorite comic book heroes. The event has grown every year with participants showing up with ever more elaborate hand made costumes.
60_N8A3892-2 Andrew Thornhill of Silverbrook farms in Westport, MA is seen in one of the organic farms greenhouses preparing the hanging system for a new set of crops that are being started for the season.
61_N8A4013 Engine 7 firefighters look down through the opening which simulates a floor collapse. New Bedford firefighters train on retrieving a fellow firefighter who has fallen through. The exercise was performed at the Phillips Avenue School in the north end of New Bedford, MA.
62_N8A4314 Deckhand, Michael Langevin tries to release the Jonah crabs as quickly as possible into the bin before they grab his fingers while unloading the freshly caught crabs aboard the Andrea C. in Fairhaven, MA.
63_N8A4329 Phil Pereira climbs the staircase of the old Standard-Times building on Pleasant St. in downtown New Bedford, with new handrail in hand, as renovations to the old building continue.
64_N8A4631 Tabor Academy students cross the freshley painted crosswalks that remind them of the proper street crossing etiquette in Marion, MA.
65_N8A4833 A tent for Rent workers erect a large tent for the upcoming scallop festival at Buzzards Bay Park on Main St. in Buzzards Bay, MA. The festival will run from September 20-22.
66_N8A4951 Sea Term 2013: Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets left Buzzards Bay on Jan. 12 for their annual training voyage. The cadets will spend 52 days at sea aboard the T.S. Kennedy, stopping in New Orleans, Jamaica, Aruba and the Bahamas in their quest to become merchant mariners
67_N8A5053 Aila McEnroe, 8, is encapsulated by her umbrella as she walks to the Sippican school in Marion, MA on a rainy day. (FYI her mom is just off camera).
68_N8A5088 An emotional Ashley Smith signs a 'heart' to her boyfriend Stefan Salvador who is leaving aboard the T.S. Kennedy on Sea Term 2013 while Stefan's grandparent look on from behind her. Stefan and his fellow Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets will spend 52 days at sea stopping in New Orleans, Jamaica, Aruba and the Bahamas as part of their annual training voyage in their quest to become merchant mariners.
69_N8A5572 Wareham senior citizens participate in a September 11th memorial held in front of town hall organized by the Wareham Council on Aging supportive day program.
70_N8A5608 New Bedford DPI worker Joe Borges, installs a section of cobblestones at the intersection of Elm St. and Rt 18 in downtown New Bedford as part of the beautification project.
71_N8A5645 With the holiday season done, Ken Sylvia, sweeps the main aisle of the St. Mary's Church in Dartmouth, MA as part of a general early spring cleaning.
72_N8A5694 Landscaper Edwin Perez blows leaves into a pile to be picked up by hand at a property he is preparing for winter in Westport, MA.
73_N8A5932 One of the carousel horses looks scared as Fanelli Amusements employees assemble the carousel to be enjoyed at the upcoming Whaling City Festival at Buttonwood Park in New Bedford, MA.
74_N8A6541 assachusetts National Guard 1st Civil Support Team member Sgt. Samantha Lord conducts a hazardous training exercises aboard the USS Massachusetts at Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA.
75_N8A6748 Sofia Santiago and her friends son Gianni Rogers, 2, cool off from the sweltering heat at the misting machine located at the Ben Rose park, in the south end of New Bedford.
76_N8A7073 A man makes his way up Ned's Point Rd in Mattpoisett, MA past a fence laden with snow from the recent snow fall that blanketed the area.
77_N8A7414 Jill Tigano, co-owner of, Don't Forget Us Pet Us farm in North Dartmouth, MA takes the time to pet Romeo a young horse they recently rescued.
78_N8A7800 Sea Lab participants (L to R) Olimpia Andrade, 11, Michael Maloney, 11, and Noah Parton, 13, attach the main sail to the mast as they prepare to sail from the beach in the south end of New Bedford as part of the summer camp focusing on marine science.
79_N8A7817 Artist Tom Lopes looks at some hand made WWII bombers that a veteran made in 1945 which he has been asked to restore at his studio in Fairhaven, MA.
80_N8A7946 A dapperly dressed scooter rider makes his way down Rt 6 in Mattaposiett, MA.
81_N8A8008 Shoppers gather for the bi-annual Brahmin tent sale on Alden Rd in Fairhaven, MA. The luxury handbag designer hosts this sale twice a year and it has become a big attraction for shoppers looking for great deals on quality leather bags.
82_N8A8090 Restoration expert Scott Rymszewicz , of Paul Choquette & Co., removes the existing grout from the fascia of the Millicent Library featuring a bust of author John Milton, renown for writing Paradise Lost, as he restores the ornate exterior work of the Fairhaven, MA landmark.
83_N8A8139 Karen drove from New Jersey to take advantage of the sales. Shoppers gather for the bi-annual Brahmin tent sale on Alden Rd in Fairhaven, MA. The luxury handbag designer hosts this sale twice a year and it has become a big attraction for shoppers looking for great deals on quality leather bags.
84_N8A8370 Students from Sea Lab summer camp prepare to go rowing for the first time at Pope's Island in New Bedford, MA.
85_N8A8425 Seen from inside a lobster trap, Jim Bradshaw, deckhand on the Java Rose, installs ID tags in the new traps that were recently purchased, in preparation to head back out to sea tomorrow from their berth on Union Wharf in Fairhaven MA. With lobster prices sky high, lobster men are preparing for what they think will be a hectic season.
86_N8A8685 Christine Lawrence of Lawrence Greenshouses on Hathaway Rd in New Bedford is seen waterting the plants available for sale seen throught the glass paned greenhouse.
87_N8A8883 Saba Nessralla, owner of Nessralla Farms puts the final touches on "Arthur" the hay-bale Halloween mascott he builds in front of his shop on Rt. 6 Wareham every year.
88_N8A8977 Tracy Fernandes is devastated upon finding out her business Just In Advertising was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday morning on Union St. in downtown New Bedford.
89_N8A9168 With the sun going down, Southcoast Young Marines stand at attention outside the Kennedy Center at Fort Taber Park in the south end of New Bedford.
90_N8A9297 James O'Driscoll has his ++ on his shoulders as they along with girlfriend Sarah Spangler plunge into the water. Participants of the Plunge of the Faithful don't let the severe weather and high surf stop them from casting themselves into the sea off of E Bearch Rd in Westport, MA.
91_N8A9485 Joseph Ford Jr. offers his father Joseph Ford Sr. some comfort after receiving a Purple Heart medal to replace the one that was stolen from the Ford's vacant home in New Bedford last week from Congressman Bill Keating at his office in New Bedford, MA. Mr. Ford's son, Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Ford, was killed in Iraq seven years ago
92_N8A9607 Dartmouth High School students Chelsea Correia, 17, and Hannah Charroux, 16, are dressed like fire as they prepare to perform the schools new marching band production for the first time to the student body in preparation for the upcoming world championships. The performance is called Stealing the Fire.
93_N8A9641 Henry Piel keeps his eye on the rod for fish bites as he enjoys a day of fishing in Mattapoisett harbor.
94_N8A9680 Luis Quezada and Ismael Herber of Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery hand pick chardonnay grapes as picking season begins in vineyards across the region.
9520131004_144145 (1) A man is seemingly attacked by his antique vehicle as he tries to repair it on N. Water St. in downtown New Bedford.
96building feature N8A9678 Hunter Ashley of Fine Home Building, applies some glue to the beams of a new garage with living space above being build in Marion, MA.
97_MG_3855 The scalloper Nadia Lee returns to port in Fairhaven, MA because of ice build up due to the extreme cold temperatures that have blanketed the area.
98_N8A7790 Rod Taylor, of Taylor Cultured Seafood, breaks ice in Round Cove in Fairhaven, MA in order for his harvesting boat to be able to access the scallop/oyster farm he runs in the harbor as temperatures remain frigid across the region.
99feature horse train N8A9775 Laura Enos, owner of Stone Tree Acres in Marion, trains her horse Porter by running it in concentric circles at their farm in Marion, MA where they breed Morgan horses.
100_N8A0930 Lisa Lima looks for some Valentine's Day presents for her husband and three children at Walgreen's on Kempton St. in New Bedford, MA.
101_MG_8055 A woman takes shelter from the heavy rain with umbrella in hand as she walks down Elm St. in downtown New Bedofrd, MA.
102_MG_6145 Lyndylee Westgate re-shelves the books on the empty shelves of the newly renovated UMASS Dartmouth library in Dartmouth, MA. The libraries entire book collection, over 100,000 volumes, was taken offsite and stored in a facility in Connecticut and are now being returned and put back on the shelves starting today.
103_MG_3197 The iconic Fairhaven skyline can be seen in the background as a man sweeps the hangar at the State Pier in New Bedford, MA.
104_N8A3566 Big Ben gives his owner Bruce Piche, riding a unicycle, a tow as they go for a walk around their block in the north end of New Bedford, MA.
105storm prep N8A9943 Dartmouth DPW plow driver, Dave Rebello, takes a look at the twenty foot mountain of salt waiting to be used to melt the forcasted snow storm scheduled to hit the area starting tomorrow.
106view from above20130211_123731 Fairhaven is covered under a thick layer of snow as seen fromt the top of the Unitarian Church in Fairhaven, MA.
107Winter Storm Massachusetts A woman makes her way across the bus station in downtown New Bedford, Mass., as heavy snow falls Friday, March 8, 2013. The storm dropped up to a foot of snow in some parts of New England, caused coastal flooding in Massachusetts. (AP Photo/The Standard-Times, Peter Pereira) ORG XMIT: MABED101