UMaine defensive back Abdul Stewart stands at midfield during a scrimmage on Wednesday. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Team Girls Soccer from Skowhegan Area High School compete Thursday evening in the annual bed races on Water Street in downtown Skowhegan, as part of River Fest. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Wade Boudreau scrapes excess latex glaze Wednesday off a pane in one of the narthex windows at Christ Church Episcopal in Gardiner. The stone church on the Gardiner Common was built in 1820. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Mike Pelletier of M & M Ice Cream power-washes the driveway in front of his ice cream stand near the grandstands Tuesday at the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds. Pelletier, who has served ice cream at the fair since 2012, said he was also power-washing and painting his building before the fair opens. The fair runs from Aug. 12-21. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel file

Randall Smith of Pinky D’s Poutine Factory serves food Wednesday during the Taste of Waterville event at RiverWalk at Head of Falls. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Carrie Basile changes water for goats in a barn lit with strings of holiday lights Wednesday at Misfit Farm animal sanctuary in Somerville. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

The Wolff Sisters’ lead guitarist, Rachael, seen here, performs with her sisters Rebecca, guitar, and Kat, keyboard, Friday night, July 30, at the Waterville Rocks concert series at Head of Falls. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Brenda Butler, 4, scales the hornbeam Sunday, Aug. 1, outside her family’s house in Monmouth. Butler climbed the tree after helping siblings Lillith, 2, and Jeremiah, 6, slop the hogs in the pigpen. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal


Mert Hickey, left, and Karen Burgess laugh listening to someone tell a story about Hickey during a surprise party Saturday, July 31, in the West Gardiner town garage. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

An Eastern painted turtle basks in the sunshine Monday atop a floating log in Hallowell. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Robert DuBrow performs Beatles songs for yard sale customers Saturday, July 30, in Gardiner. He was trying to sell the instrument and other things as he and many other neighbors on High Holborn Street were having their annual yard sales. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Harley Quinn Cole, bottom left, and her sister, Trixie, both shelties, wear rain slickers Thursday afternoon while walking with human companions Katie Witham, left, and her mother, Elaine Rogers, in Waterville. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

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