Pausing between takes listening to children recite their Christmas lists, Santa Claus offers a wave inside his hut at the Aroostook Centre Mall.
‘Tis the season
Soy candles are seen at Creatively Maine, one of four pop-up stores in downtown Bucksport.
‘We believe in Bucksport': Pop-up shops take root for the holidays
Hampden's Nick Gilpin shoots past Bangor's Liam Harrigan during their basketball game on Wednesday in Hampden.
Nick Gilpin, defense lead Hampden boys basketball team past Bangor
Casco Bay High School junior Judy Albdoor raises her hand with a question Monday at the University of Maine Law School in Portland during a workshop with the dean. The workshop was part of the Street Law program, designed to increase awareness of legal professions among high school students, specifically among minorities.
‘I thought they were scary people’: Portland program aims to increase youth interest, diversity in legal professions
Belfast Curling Club members sweep the ice to help curl their rock during a league game at the Belfast Curling Club in Belfast Thursday.
Belfast Curling Club finds competition, camaraderie in the winter cold
Santa Claus greets children shortly after arriving at Hadlock Field in Portland for the fourth annual Holiday at Hadlock on Saturday in Portland. Claus was originally scheduled to arrive at the baseball diamond by helicopter, but a wintry mix of precipitation cancelled his flight. Instead, Claus arrived by fire truck.
Santa, Sea Dogs’ Slugger highlight holiday event at Hadlock Field in Portland
It's (s)no fun when you push a toboggan through the fresh snow of the Penobscot Country Club as Jeanette Estey, left, could attest Jan. 16, 1960. Reaping the benefits of her efforts are, left to right, Frances and Thomas Sheehan and Carol Ewen. All are of Bangor.
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A creche display is seen at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bangor Thursday. The creche display is back after a four-year absence. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began the display in 2000 with 100 Nativity sets loaned to the church. By 2008, that had grown to more than 500 sets, on from people who lived in and out of Maine. The manager scenes, large and small are displayed with special lighting. The most interesting are those collected from Africa, South America and Asia.
Nativity scenes from walnut to life size on display at Mormon church in Bangor
The summit marker atop 768-foot-tall South Bubble mountain is lit by an off-camera flash, and the rocks at its base are "painted" with a red-filtered headlamp in a 30-second exposure made at dusk in Acadia National Park.
Shining the spotlight on Acadia at night
Biddeford— Cream, red, black, champagne and charcoal gray are the colors of holiday 2014. Staffers model updated party looks at Suger.
Sparkle, layer, repeat: Stay warm and stylish through the holidays — here’s how
Brian Brown, a Brewer High School student, ties a black woolly booger Thursday morning in the school's lecture hall. Brown's grandfather was a fly fisherman and he hopes to take up the sport. Student's received lessons from the Penobscot Fly Fishers as part of their outdoors education class.
Penobscot Fly Fishers give Brewer students a lesson in fly tying
Geaghan Bros. Brewing Co.'s Larry Geaghan (from left), Andrew Geaghan, Pat Geaghan, Peter Geghan and Maine Distributers' Scott Solman address the media during an unveiling of the first local craft beer truck in the region, which will take Geaghan Bros. beer to distributors and bars in several surrounding counties Wednesday at their soon-to-open brewery expansion in Brewer.
Geaghan Bros. Brewing Co.’s expansion means new truck to take it to market
University of Maine's Ethan Mackey (left) battles for a rebound with Wagner players during their basketball game Tuesday at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
Valjarevic 3-pointer lifts UMaine men’s basketball team past Wagner in overtime
A farmer works on a November morning on a Maine farm in this image seen in "New Growth."
‘It was a passion’: New book by Boothbay photographer sheds light on organic farming in Maine
Maine hunters share photos from a successful season
Roy Hubbard, developer on the Dakin building project, shows the recent progress on the building. The Dakin building and the "circular building" at 25-27 Broad St. next to West Market Square have seen major renovations.
Developers of new downtown apartments excited to contribute to Bangor’s resurgence
Liz Wood (center) of the University of Maine goes up for a shot between Brown University's Ellise Sharpe (left) and Jordin Alexander during their basketball game Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The Black Bears won 58-53.
Wood powers UMaine women past Brown in Thanksgiving Classic
Leslie Farrington (left) and Morgan Mazzei browse a selection of books at the Briar Patch in downtown Bangor Tuesday.
How the ‘buy local’ influence is growing in Maine holiday shopping
People brave the cold while waiting of the doors to open at Target in Bangor on Thursday night before Black Friday shopping.
Amid Black Friday mayhem, Bangor family surprises salespeople
Manna Ministries' Bill Rae (center) hands Tania Perry a free turkey Wednesday morning at the ministries in Bangor.
‘I’m very thankful for this’: Bangor ministry provides 7,000 Thanksgiving turkeys, fixings