Pictures of the Year 2011: Kevin Bennett
A handful of feed is offered to the chickens that live on Jeff Kelman's farm after the hay was brought in from the fields on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. Buy Photo
Cornet player Bruce Cassaday of Milbridge plays jazz during a Jazz Jam at Nocturnem Draft Haus in Bangor on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. Buy Photo
Musher Fran Plaisted of Orford, N.H., gets a kiss from her lead dog, Okie, before the start of a 6-mile race during the David D. Merrill Memorial Sled Dog races in Newport on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. Buy Photo
Construction wokers sit silently with their heads in their hands as police and fire officials inspect an excavator that rolled over and killed a worker along Odlin Road in Bangor on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.
"For you there wil be no crying. For you the sun will be shining," said a woman asking not to be indentified as she tossed flowers off the Penobscot Narrows Bridge on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. She was honoring the memory of Rev. Robert Carslon, who jumped for the bridge on Sunday. She explained that Rev. Carlson had talked her out of jumping off the same bridge in June of 2010. "I was supposed to be in the water." she said. Buy Photo
Patrick Cote and his wife, Dolores, of Brewer dance to the country music of Family Tradition during a benefit for country music fan Willy Hall of Bucksport at the Happy Acres Bottle Club in Alton on Sunday, March 6, 2011. Buy Photo
Canada geese float in a pond along Tay Road in Levant on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. Buy Photo
Nokomis third baseman Taylor Lovley reacts to a safe call after tagging Camden Hills runner Abby White during third-inning action at Rockport Friday, May 13, 2011. Camden Hills won 10-0. Buy Photo
Kelsey Price (center), a junior at Hamden Academy, gets affection from her Hampden Academy field hockey teammates before they participated in the Champion the Cure Challenge in Brewer on Saturday, August 20, 2011. Price had been in treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma since it was discovered she had the disease in July. Buy Photo
Firefighters from numerous departments pull back as the roof collapses on the Calvary Apostolic Church in Winterport on Thursday, May 5, 2011. Buy Photo
Posted Dec. 30, 2011, at 10:53 p.m.