Mark Seeker of Falmouth learns how to Nordic ski Saturday, Dec. 10 on a ribbon of machine-made snow at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. The free community ski day also including free instruction for those new to the sport. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Waterville House of Pizza owners Niko Kosmidis, 25, left, and father, Steve Kosmidis, 71, confer TuesdayDec. 13  as they prepared to reopen the restaurant Wednesday. Waterville House of Pizza is located at 145 Main St. in downtown Waterville. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Gardiner’s Zach Kristan (12) runs up the court chased by Cony’s Elijah Klaiber-Parise on Friday, Dec. 9 during a boys basketball game in Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

John Guimond, manager of the Augusta State Airport, kicks debris off the airport’s rear access road Tuesday. A gate was smashed when a driver rammed it after driving a pickup truck onto the airport’s tarmac. Augusta police arrested the driver, who has been identified as Corey Adams, 28, of Skowhegan, a few minutes later. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Police Officer Shanna Blodgett moves rope lights into place Monday while decorating for the Fairfield Police Department’s upcoming Cops Care for Kids program at the Fairfield Community Center. Blodgett and about 25 others wrapped gifts and decorated the center to prepare for the program. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Sarah Baker looks for the right donated toy to add to a family’s Christmas package Tuesday in Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Gardiner/Waterville/Winslow’s captain Camdyn Lasselle clutches a stick adorned with the name of his best friend, Chase Fossett, during a hockey game Monday against Cony/Hall-Dale/Winthrop/Monmouth in Hallowell. A 2020 graduate of Gardiner Area High School, Fossett, 21, died Saturday, Dec. 10 in a car accident along with three fellow Maine Maritime Academy students. “I’ll always remember him,” Lasselle said between shifts. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Brewer’s Evan Nadeau (1) battles for the loose ball with Skowhegan’s Quintcey McCray (3) in the first half of a boys basketball game Friday, Dec. 9 in Skowhegan. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Cony’s Cale Barajas, left, and Gardiner’s Taylor Takatsu strain for a rebound Saturday, Dec. 10 during a basketball game in Gardiner. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Winslow senior Jason Reynolds, right, celebrates with teammates Tuesday after scoring his 1,000th career point in a game against Maine Central Institute in Winslow. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

A bicyclist rides  past the nativity scene Sunday at the Skowhegan Federated Church at 13 Island Ave. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Ken Fair, center, wraps a bow around a wreath that Nicholas Ruben Hertler arranged Friday, Dec. 9 during a workshop held  at Applewald Farm in Litchfield. Fair harvested the boughs before hosting the artists from Spindleworks Offsite in Hallowell to design and assemble holiday ornaments inside his family farm’s apple press. A video and multimedia creator, Hertler said bending balsam around a wire halo was challenging. “I am a perfectionist,” he said while admiring his completed wreath. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

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