Photo Essay: Who, what are you missing during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Ginny Humphrey and Steve Weed, both of Watertown. “If you get on a bike you got a destination, but now there’s no destination.” Lauren Miller/Watertown Daily Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has isolated us from routines, from our loved ones and from other joys. We wanted to know how this has affected you in the north country. So we asked. This photo story explores who, and what, north country residents have been missing since the pandemic hit New York nearly four months ago:

Debra Sytnikov, of Watertown, below left, misses her grandson Cayden Sytnikov, below right, who she hasn’t been able to see since the lockdown started. She lives in an apartment where the disease could easily spread.

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Debra Sytnikov, of Watertown, left, misses her grandson Cayden Sytnikov, right, who she hasn’t been able to see since the lockdown started. She lives in an apartment where the disease could easily spread. Lauren Miller/Watertown Daily Times

Michael Tweedy, of Watertown, below left. Mr. Tweedy misses the gym and library, but he misses his mom, Yasuko Tweedy, below right, the most. He hasn’t seen his mom since the lockdown began.

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Michael Tweedy, of Watertown, left. Mr. Tweedy misses the gym and library, but he misses his mom, Yasuko Tweedy, right, the most. He hasn’t seen his mom since the lockdown began. Lauren Miller/Watertown Daily Times

Mary Horeth, of Watertown, below left. Ms. Horeth misses the community at her favorite bar, Garland City Beer Works in Watertown. “I miss my friends I would see out...the live music and talking to strangers at the bar.”

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Mary Horeth, of Watertown, left. Ms. Horeth misses the community at her favorite bar, Garland City Beer Works in Watertown. “I miss my friends I would see out...the live music and talking to strangers at the bar.” Lauren Miller/Watertown Daily Times

Michaela Sampson, of Watertown, below left. Mrs. Sampson misses having places like the splash pad, parks and pools in Watertown to go to with her kids.

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Michaela Sampson, of Watertown, left. Mrs. Sampson misses having places like the splash pad, parks and pools in Watertown to go to with her kids. Lauren Miller/Watertown Daily Times

Tom Fulton, of Watertown, below left. “I miss dancing,” Mr. Fulton said. He likes to go out with friends and dance to rock and roll and square dance music.

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Tom Fulton, of Watertown, left. “I miss dancing,” Mr. Fulton said. He likes to go out with friends and dance to rock and roll and square dance music. Lauren Miller/Watertown Daily Times

Jessica Lewis, of Watertown, below left. Ms. Lewis misses fun summer activities, like going to the pool. “I miss being able to go out and do things like we should, but we can’t.”

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Jessica Lewis, of Watertown, left. Ms. Lewis misses fun summer activities, like going to the pool. “I miss being able to go out and do things like we should, but we can’t.” Lauren Miller/Watertown Daily Times

Tori Van Dyke, of Pulaski, below left. Ms. Van Dyke misses her family, especially her older and younger sisters. She moved to Watertown right before the pandemic hit to be closer to her work as a nanny, but hasn’t been able to see her family since the lockdown because they work at St. Joesph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

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Tori Van Dyke, of Pulaski, left. Ms. Van Dyke misses her family, especially her older and younger sisters. She moved to Watertown right before the pandemic hit to be closer to her work as a nanny, but hasn’t been able to see her family since the lockdown because they work at St. Joesph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Lauren Miller/Watertown Daily Times

Noah Jamerson, 7, of Watertown, below left. Noah misses playing at the park after school with his friends.

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Noah Jamerson, 7, of Watertown, left. Noah misses playing at the park after school with his friends. Lauren Miller/Watertown Daily Times

Justin Balch, of Watertown, below left. Mr. Balch missed skateboarding, but what he missed more was the camaraderie and friends from it.

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Justin Balch, of Watertown, left. Mr. Balch missed skateboarding, but what he missed more was the camaraderie and friends from it. Lauren Miller/Watertown Daily Times

Amara Jamerson, 14, of Watertown, below left. Amara misses her school, Immaculate Heart Central in Watertown, especially English and science classes.

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Amara Jamerson, 14, of Watertown, left. Amara misses her school, Immaculate Heart Central in Watertown, especially English and science classes. Lauren Miller/Watertown Daily Times

Claud and Vick Giles, both of Watertown, below left. The Giles miss their church community at Faith Fellowship, and going on outings with the Disabled Persons Action Organization. Considering the lockdown caused by the pandemic, they aren’t able to get out much besides going to the grocery store and sitting outside their apartment.

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Claud and Vick Giles, both of Watertown, left. The Giles miss their church community at Faith Fellowship, and going on outings with the Disabled Persons Action Organization. Considering the lockdown caused by the pandemic, they aren’t able to get out much besides going to the grocery store and sitting outside their apartment. Lauren Miller/Watertown Daily Times

Kassidy Montondo, of Watertown, below left. As a college athlete, Ms. Montondo misses not being able to finish out her acrobatics and tumbling season as school with her friends.

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Kassidy Montondo, of Watertown, left. As a college athlete, Ms. Montondo misses not being able to finish out her acrobatics and tumbling season as school with her friends. Lauren Miller/Watertown Daily Times

Sierra Susice, 18, of Adams, below left. Ms. Susice recently graduated from Watertown High School. She said she misses being able to hang out with her friends and do homework together in Thompson Park in the city.

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Sierra Susice, 18, of Adams, left. Ms. Susice recently graduated from Watertown High School. She said she misses being able to hang out with her friends and do homework together in Thompson Park in the city. Lauren Miller/Watertown Daily Times

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