Saturday, May 25, 2013
Yvonne Lefebvre, left, and Priscilla Jackson, right, both members of the Central Maine Gardening Club, weed the flower gardens outside the Alfond Youth Center on North Street in Waterville on Thursday. The gardening club will be running a a fundraiser plant sale at the Methodist church at 22 School St. in Oakland on June 8, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Elizabeth Vigue wipes rain from her brow as Chuck Kittrel plants peppers in their section of the Waterville Parks and Recreation garden on North Street in Waterville Friday afternoon. The couple rented the space for $10 for the summer season.
Dan LaRochelle, of Waterville, takes advantage of the blustery weather with his 9-foot quad-line kite on the fields at Colby College on Friday.
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, its rectory and its parish hall, on Elm Street in downtown Waterville, are being demolished this week to make way for a housing project.
Tina Cook, far left, Khristina Thayer, left center, Kelsey Atwood, right center and Alice Stinson measure vinyl siding during the Lowe's Women Build Day at the Habitat for Humanity house on Jaques Lane in Oakland on Saturday. About 30 women volunteered their skills and sweat for the day, making up nearly 75 percent of the workforce at the job site.
Zachary Korbet, 4, is greeted by Santa Claus at Champions in Waterville on Saturday. Korbet was diagnosed with leukemia in January and is receiving treatment at Maine Children's Cancer Program in Scarborough. Santa's visit was part of a benefit to help offset treatment costs. The Christmas theme was catered to Zach's affinity for the holiday.
Adrianna Lombardi, 2, digs in to some fresh ice cream from Stone Fox Farm Creamery, in spite of the cool temperatures and rain, at the opening day of of the Waterville Farmer's Market at The Concourse on Thursday.
During the first cardboard kayak race at Unity College on Friday, students had one hour to fabricate kayaks from cardboard, tape and plastic, then race them.
Even as authorities tracked down leads and possible suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, the Couch-to-5K running group was out on Depot Road in Belgrade Wednesday to participate in the informal, but national, Run for Boston. Runners across the country hit the roads to show support for the people of Boston. Leading the way in Belgrade was Camdyn LaMarre, 8, who was one of the dozen or so runners who took part.
The first Science Technology Engineering and Math Day, at Albert S. Hall School in Waterville, took place on Friday.