Winnie Robbins Kinsella of KMD Florist & Gift House at 73 Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville looks for table space Monday, Feb. 13, to place a Valentine’s Day arrangement she has just created. Several hundred arrangements are in the room where Kinsella and other employees are storing them for delivery on Valentine’s Day. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Brutus, a 30-inch Savannah monitor lizard, prepares Wednesday to eat a 2-inch Madagascan hissing cockroach at Fish Tails Pet Emporium at 28 College Ave. in Waterville. Store customers have bought the cockroaches to feed to Brutus in the name of an ex-spouse or companion. Proceeds from the offbeat Valentine’s Day observance are going to the Humane Society Waterville Area. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Lewiston holds hands in a tight huddle as they await the results of the state cheering meet Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Augusta Civic Center. Lewiston finished second to Oxford Hills. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Robert Emerson with Augusta Parks and Recreation uses an electric screwdriver Tuesday to tighten rows of screws as he and others put the finishing touches on the installation of the basketball court at the Augusta Civic Center. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

One-month-old Liliana Ann Greene bears the scars of surgery required to repair a heart defect. The baby is held by her parents, Dias Greene and Mackenzie Roy, on Thursday, Feb. 9, at their Waterville home. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

A man walks his dog past vacant buildings Thursday on Main Street in downtown Waterville. About 14 downtown buildings have vacant space, including seven that are completely empty. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Members of the Colby College community pass Adirondack chairs that are stuck in the snow outside Miller Library at Colby College in Waterville on Wednesday. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Carrabec’s Aiyana Tibbetts (12) tries to get a shot off as she is defended by Madison’s Jacey Moody (12), Kylee Furbush (21) and Ella Haynie (5) in the first half of a Class C South girls basketball prelim game Tuesday in North Anson. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Hall-Dale’s Jackson Leach (23) grabs a rebound during a Class C South prelim game Wednesday night in Salem. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

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