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Photo Highlights of 2022

Marchers in Montpelier’s annual July 3rd parade stated their opposition to and anger about the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning a constitutional guarantee to abortion access.
These are some of photographer John Lazenby’s favorite local photos of 2022. For more from central Vermont and farther afield, go to lazenbyphoto.smugmug.com/Pictures-of-the-Year-2022.

A Ukrainian flag was unfurled at a demonstration in support of Ukraine at the Vermont State house on March 13, 2022.
Steve Lobb at the Montpelier Food Pantry in the basement of Trinity United Methodist Church. The pantry opened March 15 for in-person shopping for the first time since COVID restrictions began.
Artist Katie Runde speaks about her portrait of Alexander Twilight when it was unveiled on May 5, 2022, the first portrait of a person of color in the Vermont State House.
Army National Guard veteran Chris Brock of Barre, left, and vet tech Kim St. Germain of Bolton console Brock’s dog Elinor, a basset hound/lab mix, as she gets her toe nails clipped at a Mitzvah Fund clinic in Berlin on May 21.
New Yorker cartoonist and artist Ed Koren tips his hat during a drive-by community celebration honoring him in Brookfield on July 17th.
Muralist Mauricio Ramirez carries spray paint while working on his new mural on the side of Shaw’s grocery store on August 3.
Day Kokarev and his Labradoodle, Amos, await the annual blessing of the animals at Christ Episcopal Church in Montpelier, VT, on Sunday October 2.
Brad Perry, left, and his father, Bob, and celebrate 50 years of Perry’s service station on State Street in Montpelier, VT, Sept. 16, 2022.
Montpelier High School Girls Field Hockey Team members celebrated with a ride through town after winning their first state championship since 1995 on Nov. 5.
Lone voter voting on election day morning, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, Montpelier, VT, City Hall, 2022 mid-term elections.
A veteran pauses during Montpelier’s Veterans Day observance, Nov. 11.
A skier heads down the Spring Fling trail at Sugarbush Ski resort in Warren, VT, underneath a series of dramatic sun halos caused by ice crystals (possibly from snowmaking) suspended in the air.