Preston Mulvene emerges Wednesday from Cobalt Moon Antiques in Gardiner with a trio of the dozen 19th century jugs he purchased with his wife, Sarah. The professional pickers were buying across Maine for two days after selling a trailer load of items from their Greenville, North Carolina, business, The Global Swapshop, to a dealer in Minot. The couple said the national market for collectibles is steady with lots of good items for sale, they discovered, in Maine. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Dustin Tribou draws a panther on a fiberglass sturgeon Tuesday at his business Saylorink Tattoo in Augusta. Tribou said that he was decorating it to look like a practice skin used by apprentices as they learn the art of tattooing. That sturgeon and others will be displayed in downtown Augusta starting this month. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

A Whitetail deer watches an intruder Monday, June 27, in a bog in Hallowell. Does are currently dropping fawn and are often spotted on the edge of fields. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Zoe Foster of Nashville, Tennessee, removes seaweed from her line Monday, June 27, while fishing with friends Jamie Cawley of Winslow and Micah Page of Benton along the Kennebec River by Fort Halifax Park in Winslow. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Guitarist and singer Dave Mallett warms up Sunday, June 26, before performing during the Summer Celebration at the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences in Hinckley. The Moody School building is in the background. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Belgrade firefighters along with several other area fire departments extinguish a blaze Tuesday on Long Pond Road off of Main Street in Belgrade. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

A group of people cools off Tuesday at Great Pond, near Main Street, in downtown Belgrade Lakes. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

A motorcyclist passes the flag-lined entrance to the Clinton fairgrounds Thursday on Bangor Road in Clinton. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Protesters line Elm Street Saturday, June 25, near the intersection of Main Street to protest the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Lucas Andrews takes a photo on his iPhone Thursday of the brown bullhead catfish the he caught with a lure on the Kennebec River near his Hallowell home. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

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