week in photos 18.-15. November 2022

Volunteers Paul Poulin (left) and Brandi Barden stuffed potatoes and fillings into take-out containers Thursday at the Sandra M. Prescott Clubhouse of the Kennebec Valley Boys & Girls Club in Gardiner. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Jahmer Wilson puts two points to a basket at Williams Playground in Augusta on Tuesday. Mild weather around Thanksgiving, Wilson said, wasn’t the reason he went to court. “I play anytime,” he said of solo basketball. “Anytime is good.” Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Wearing matching inflatable turkey costumes, Ari Markos (left) and Emily Grover descend the steps of a pavilion Saturday, November 19 after registering for the Gardiner Rotary Club Turkey Trab 5K run/walk at Gardiner Common . Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Said Amini of Westbrook prepares a halal turkey while Scott Greaney holds the bird Monday November 21 before slaughter at Greaney’s turkey farm in Mercer. Amini traveled down from Westbrook to prepare the turkey for Thanksgiving. At $5 per animal, Greaney’s Turkey Farm is the only slaughterhouse where Amini can cook his own turkeys while they’re cleaned and bagged by Greaney’s Turkey Farm. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Watchman

Nokomis boys basketball players work through drills during practice Monday November 21 in Newport. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Watchman

Participants seek shelter from the wind and snow outside the Maine State House in Augusta on Sunday, November 20, during a gathering to raise awareness about gun violence and school safety. The gathering was in response to the incident last week in which one or more anonymous callers filed bogus threats against 10 school systems across Maine, prompting lockdowns and class cancellations later in the week. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Ken Laustsen, left, and Kasen Leeman, 13, center, both volunteers at the 33rd annual sit-in dinner at Messalonskee High School in Oakland on Thursday offer a dessert menu to go with Donna Farnhum’s turkey dinner. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Watchman

The University of Maine’s Rohan Jones (88) jumps over the goal line for an overtime touchdown while the University of New Hampshire’s Sean Coyne (1) tries to get in a in a Saturday, November 19 at Alfond Stadium in Orono Defend college football game. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Watchman

Evan Smith is greeted Tuesday at the entrance of the Buker Community Center in Augusta with a meal prepared by his wife Bushra Nasif and daughter Noor Albraihi during a Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Augusta Adult and Community Education for students, which are enrolled in English language tutorial. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

A dog makes its way with the runners and walkers from the start of Thursday’s Gasping Gobbler 5k on Pierce Drive in Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

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