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    March 23, 2013

    PHOTO ESSAY: Maple sugar harvesting in Oakland

    Bruce Marshall, 32, right, pours a small sample of maple syrup as Nate Smart, left, watches while sugaring in Oakland Saturday. Smart and Marshall enjoy sugaring this time of year. “It gets you out of the house. This time of year you really can’t do much. Snow is gone for snowmobiling and not dry enough for riding the ATVs.” Smart said. “Plus you have something to show for a day outdoors with some fresh maple syrup.” The two have been friends since grade school and were sugaring on their property in Oakland.

  • Published
    January 17, 2013

    STILL LIFE: Sled ride

    Randy Hawes and his son, Brady, 4, slide down the Sherwin Street hill in Waterville Thursday.

  • Published
    January 15, 2013

    STILL LIFE: Fore

    Ashley Chubbuck, 17, of Windsor, takes a shot during a round of virtual golf at the Alfond Youth Center on North Street in Waterville on Tuesday. The center’s virtual golf program offers 26 courses, along with a driving range and two par-3 holes. Virtual golf is open to the public Tuesday and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Published
    January 10, 2013

    STILL LIFE: Devil’s Chair

    Climbers with the Colby College outing club practice their ice climbing skills at the Devil’s Chair at Quarry Road Recreational Area Wednesday night.

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    January 4, 2013

    STILL LIFE: On the trail

    Patrick Chisum, 11, of Oakland, takes advantage of the cold temperatures and gets some laps in at the cross country ski trails at Quarry Road Recreation Area in Waterville on Friday.

  • Published
    December 25, 2012

    PHOTOS: Midnight Mass at Waterville’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church

    Edmund Couture,11, an altar server, struggles to keep his eyes open before the start of Midnight Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Pleasant Street in Waterville on Tuesday.

  • Published
    November 30, 2012

    PHOTOS: Skowhegan Holiday Stroll parade

    Skowhegan’s downtown prepared for Santa’s Village with the Holiday Stroll parade on Friday evening. Events continue on Saturday, with Santa’s Village open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., along with a farmers’ market, petting zoo and the Pickup Cafe, all at the Grist Mill.

  • Published
    November 24, 2012

    PHOTOS: Santa calls on Waterville’s Kringleville

    Santa Claus made his annual holiday visit to Waterville’s Parade of Lights on Friday evening, and met children at Kringleville, in Castonguay Square, on Saturday.

  • Published
    November 20, 2012

    STILL LIFE: Thanksgiving pies

    Hannah Robertson, 6, right, and Lynzi Trepanier, 6, center, watch as Abbigail Kolreg, 6, left, peels an apple with a mechanical peeler as the girls prepare apple pies in the cafeteria at Messalonskee High School on Tuesday. Girl Scout Troop 1989 has been preparing pies for the community Thanksgiving dinner at Messalonskee High School since 1997.

  • Published
    November 2, 2012

    STILL LIFE: Apple truck

    Jessica Sueiro, of Boston, stocks cider and apples on the Trask Orchard truck on Main Street in Farmington Friday afternoon. Sueiro said her parent’s have owned the orchard for more than 45 years and she travels to Farmington each weekend to help out.

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