A diner at Front/Main is silhouetted on Thursday in the bottom left corner against the giant historical mural painted on the GHM Building that depicts the rich cultural heritage of Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Anastasia, 7, and Sophia O’Donnell, 5, inspect doves Monday, Nov. 28, before hanging them on the garland wrapped around the iron fence at the entrance to the St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church in Richmond. Their father, Matthew, cradles their infant brother, Maximus, while watching their other brother, 18-month-old Anthony, not pictured. Matthew O’Donnell, who serves as a sub deacon at the Russian Orthodox Church, helped his wife, Elizaveta, decorate the exterior ahead of the Orthodox Christmas. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

A member of the Maine Homeschool Sports League float dances and plays the kazoo Saturday, Nov. 26, night while wearing a chicken suit during the Parade of Lights on Main Street in downtown Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Emma Roseberry, 2, reaches out Friday, Nov. 25, to touch a glowing toy aquarium with plastic marine animals that was part of a display at the River of Trees in the Augusta Teen Center on Water Street. More than 50 decorated trees donated by local businesses are raffled to support the Boys & Girls Club of Augusta Teen Center and the Augusta Downtown Alliance. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Robert Atwater, 23, guides a drone Sunday, Nov. 27, while his grandfather, Norm Jordan, 82, observes the liftoff in Augusta. The two men said they share a passion for the intersection of technology and flight that brings them together frequently to test the unmanned vehicles. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Winslow/Gardiner/Cony/Lawrence/Messalonskee/Maranacook/Erskine/Mt. Blue’s Katie Berard, left, and Brunswick’s Lisi Palmer pursue the puck during a girls hockey game Monday, Nov. 28, in Brunswick. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Erskine girls basketball players work through a drill as coach Jamie Soule, left, observes during a practice Monday, Nov. 28, in South China. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Snow and water sticks to Richard Stuart of Winslow after he crossed the Ticonic Bridge on Thursday over the Kennebec River into Waterville during a sudden snowfall. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Cora Damon adjusts decorations that are part of a Christmas tree she decorated Tuesday in the parlor of the Fairfield History House at 42 High St. in Fairfield. About a dozen people gathered at the historic Queen Anne Victorian home to put the final touches on eight rooms that are being decorated for a Christmas in Maine open house scheduled for this weekend. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Fireworks, launched from the other side of the Kennebec River, light up the sky Saturday, Nov. 26, over the Maine State House in Augusta. The fireworks show was the finale of the city’s annual holiday tree lighting events that were held downtown and photo was taken from Howard Hill Historical Park. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

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