GARDEN WORKS: Wrapping up for winter

Emily Catesby Emily Cates

Are we ready for Old Man Winter? We should be, since Mother Nature seems to be making up her mind that she’s here!

Many opportunities in the garden like digging and planting are lost when the ground freezes. The good news, though, is there may be a little time left for winterizing our garden and orchard now. The effort expended will reward us next year with fewer frustrations and heartaches, and much more satisfaction with our hard work. A case in point is all those wonderful fruit trees we invested our time and money in. At twenty-five bucks a pop, a tree will potentially pay for itself many times over — that is, if it thrives and survives long enough to make it worth our while. Chances are if a young tree successfully makes it through the winter, then it will be more likely to do well in the future. That’s why winter care is so vital and should not be overlooked, especially in beginning of the season and early on in a tree’s lifespan. The following are suggestions with trees in mind — though they should work well with vines (such as grapes), cane fruits, and shrubs.

The challenges for trees in the wintertime are unique. An important thing to keep in mind is that the snow can both help and hurt a tree. It helps in that it acts as a protective blanket that holds in warmth, thus enabling a tree to be fully hardy in northern areas. However, this blanket will also house unwelcome guests such as rodents who chew the bark and damage the tree. Foil the rascals with tin foil- simply make a collar and wrap the tree trunk at the base and up a foot or two. Or use hardware cloth, window screening, or a tree guard from a garden store. Remember to regularly check the collar and allow room for the growing trunk, keeping an eye out for girdling and abrasion if rigid materials are used.

Winter sun might brighten our day, but it can reflect on the snow pack and harm the trunk of a tree. Trees in the woods seem to have less of this problem since the light is more diffused, but it can be a bigger issue in an orchard planting. Sunscald can be remedied by a coat of interior latex paint mixed with joint compound and painted onto the trunk. (This, incidentally, also makes it easier to spot borer damage on pear and apple trees.) The FEDCO Trees catalog has a great recipe for an organic option using quick lime, milk, and linseed oil. Tin foil may once again come to the rescue for this problem; it’s also good for minimizing the danger of being smoosh­ed by the snow­ plow. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard of an unfortunate tree or shrub meeting its end this way — so let’s be sure to clearly mark our beloved trees and keep them safe!

A good layer of mulch around trees to their drip edge can be applied or renewed at this time. Mulching will help conserve moisture and nutrients, moderate soil temperatures, encourage earthworms, and keep weeds in check. Bark mulch, pebbles, old sawdust, shredded leaves, untreated cardboard, newspaper, rotted manure, and compost are preferable to hay, which encourages rodents. Be sure to pull the mulch a few inches away from the trunk. If possible, try to delay pruning until late winter, unless removing dead or diseased parts of the tree (unless you have a tree or shrub that has specific pruning needs for this time). Pruning encourages growth, which is not what we want right now. New growth is especially tender and susceptible to winterkill. So hold off on most pruning and fertilizers, and put the trees to bed instead.

And let’s face it. It is rare to have 100 percent success in the garden. So let’s take stock and walk our plot, and examine each and every tree, shrub, vine, or specimen. It may be a good idea to make the tough decisions now. Is there a tree that looks sickly, a vine out of place, or a shrub which under-whelmed our expectations? Maybe it’s time to take action and make room for something else that will be worth it. Late autumn is an ideal time for this, since the vacancy may be prepared now for planting with fresh ideas in springtime.

And while we’re outside, let’s enjoy the wonderfully crisp air, welcoming Old Man Winter to our gardens!

Hunter Smart competing on Assumption men’s track & field team

The Assumption Department of Athletics, in Worcester, Massachusetts, has announced that Hunter Smart, of Oakland, has been named to the 2019-20 Assumption Men’s Track & Field roster and is competing during the indoor season.

The 2018-19 Men’s Track & Field team matched its best indoor finish in program history at the 2019 Northeast-10 Championships by placing fifth, accumulating its highest point total ever, and four short of fourth place. Overall, the team broke nine school records during the season.

Obituaries for Thursday, November 28, 2019


SIDNEY – George David Horton Jr., passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019, at Togus VA Hospital. He was born in Pleasantville, New Jersey, to George and Kathryn (Beckman) Horton, both predeceased.

He graduated from Oakcrest High School and attended Rutgers University before enlisting in the U.S. Navy, serving in Japan as a communications technician under the Security Group Command. Upon his return to the states, he met Linda (Hickman) Horton, proposed to her two weeks later, and got married just three months after that in 1974.

He was a police officer in South Jersey until he and his family moved up to Aroostook County in 1990. Often referred to as his favorite job, he assisted in teaching the tree harvesting and outdoor power equipment programs to high schoolers at Southern Aroostook Community School. He later became manager of Northern Katahdin Valley Waste Disposal District where he worked for 17 years.

He enjoyed spending time at his camp with his family, fishing and hunting with his father and friends, gardening and NASCAR. Once their first grandchild was born, George and Linda decided to retire and move to Sidney to be closer to their daughter and granddaughter.

George is survived by his wife, Linda, of 45 years; their daughter, Desiree (Horton) Willigar and her children, Sophia and Mason, all of Sidney; his sister, Kathy Wiggins, niece, Lorraine Ingraham (Pete), and nephew, Dustin Orr (Jessie), all of Linneus; his aunts who reside in New Jersey and Maine.

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WINSLOW – Jean Weed Victory passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 17, 2019. She was born November 6, 1966, in Calais, the daughter of Raymond R. Weed and Sylvia S. Ryder.

She was a beautiful person and had so much to offer life. Jean was a wonderful mother, daughter, and sister. She was a talented and accomplished artist having won several awards and ribbons for her work. Jean was very attached to her little Chihuahua, Lita, and most of the time they were inseparable.

Jean lived in Maine most of her life but graduated from Rome High School, in Rome, New York. She earned an associates degree at Centralia College, in Olympia, Washington, while serving as a receptionist for the Department of Education, in Olympia. She worked several years for MBNA, in Belfast, and also earned a bachelors degree with honors from the University of Maine at Augusta.

Jean is survived by her father, Raymond Weed; mother, Sylvia Ryder; siblings, Robin Weed, Lindsey Moody; son Cameron Victory; and nephews and nieces, Brendan Weed, Marisa Giggey, Kiersten Weed, Evan Moody and Brice Moody.

A public memorial service will be held at the Stonington Methodist Church, Stonington, Maine on Saturday, November 30, at 11 a.m.


CHELSEA – Millicent Hazel (Farrington) Thompson, 67, of Chelsea, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019, at her home. Millie was born in Waterville on May 27, 1952, the daughter of Milton and Jane (Reed) Farrington.

Millie graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, in 1970, where she enjoyed playing basketball and met the love of her life, Daniel Thompson. In her early adult years she worked at her parents store, Mickey’s Market, where she developed her passion for cooking and feeding others. Millie’s greatest accomplishments were her sons Mickey and Dan. She went on to become a car salesman and worked for Wiscasset Ford for 27 years.

She enjoyed performing shows at the Elks. Her greatest retirement pastime was cooking with her grandbabies, Livi and Laurali. She also loved, canning, shopping, puzzles, cooking for her boys Nicholas and Dan, hosting family parties, and spoiling all her grandkids for Christmas.

She is predeceased by her dad Mickey Farrington, her son Mickey Thompson, her brother-in-law Barry Lee and her in-laws John and Norma Thompson.

Millie is survived by her husband, Daniel Thompson, her mother Jane Farrington. Her son Daniel Thompson II and wife Britney; her grandchildren Nicholas and his girlfriend Julia, Ricky, Landon, Liviann, and Laurali; sister Mindy Lee; her younger sister Polly Boynton and her husband Pete; her sisters-in-law Cathy Wheeler and Tanya Wallace; brother-in-law Jack Thompson and wife Barbie; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine.

Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website:


CORNVILLE – Patricia Ann Hayden, 81, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019, due to kidney failure. She was born on March 9, 1938, in Madison, to Ralph “Pearly” and Stella Gilcott (Lessard).

She attended and graduated from Madison High School. She was married to Robert Hayden on August 16, 1958.

For many years Patricia worked outside the home in many locations: Box factory, in Skowhegan, State Hospital, in Augusta, as an aide, Thayer Hospital, in Waterville, as an aide, and at Solon Manufacturing, in Skowhegan, then finally becoming a house wife.

Patricia is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Hayden; her three sons and daughter and their spouses, Michael and Penny Hayden, Mitchell and Laurie Hayden, Mark and Sandra Hayden, Pastor Michael Abbott and Penny-Lynn; five grandchildren, Melissa Warren, Emily Smith, Megan Hayden, Bayley Hayden and Hunter Hayden; six great-grandchildren, Kayden, Sophie, Axel and Slator Smith, Makayla and Charlie Warren; sister-in-law, Cindy Gilcott, brother-in-law, Frank Bushey Sr.; nephews, Frank Bushey II and Ralph Gilcott III; nieces, Shelby Bolstridge and Danielle Turner; special friend and cousin, James Hayden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph ‘Pearly” and Stella Gilcott; in-laws, David and Helen Simpson; sister Judith Bushey; brothers, Ralph Gilcott II and Robert Gilcott; daughter-in-law, Cindy Hayden; grandson, Corey Hayden.

There will be no services.

Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan and Scott’s Cremation and Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Rd., Skowhegan.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the Cornville Food Pantry, 509 West Ridge Road, Cornville, ME 04976.


PALERMO – John R. Carroll, 42, of North Palermo Road, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. He was born in Augusta on April 26, 1977, the son of Robert and Diane (Severence) Carroll.

John graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, class of 1996. He had worked as a small engine mechanic for Hartz Lawn and Garden, in Augusta, and later pursued a career in the medical and mental health field. John worked at Up Lift Industries and most recently as an Acuity Specialist for Riverview Psychiatric Center.

John enjoyed target shooting and on line gaming. His favorite games were Boom Beach and Empire. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, and a brother, Kevin Carroll.

He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Carroll of Palermo; two sons, D.J. Carroll and his wife, Jessica, of Jefferson, and Aaron Carroll and his wife, Amber, of Augusta; his grandchildren, Liam, Killian and Ariya; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to: Susan G. Komen, 5005 LBJ Freeway Suite 526 Dallas, TX 75244


BELGRADE – Dorothy G. Cook, 99, died Tuesday afternoon, November 19, 2019, at Mount Saint Joseph, in Waterville, where she had been since April of this year. She was born December 24, 1919, in Sidney, daughter of Malon and Rose (Norton) Tracy.

She grew up in Oakland with her two sisters, Charlotte and Glennis, and her brother, Malon. She graduated from Williams High School, in Oakland, in 1937, at the age of 17, and a year later went to Thomas Business School, in Waterville, graduating in 1939.

In 1941, Dorothy married Ernest A. Cook, of Belgrade, and they raised their five daughters on the farm in North Belgrade. Dorothy and her husband were very active in the Salmon Lake Grange.

Dorothy became a faithful member of Faith Community Church, in North Belgrade, and was treasurer for several years. She loved and worshipped her Lord and Savior.

She loved to read and was a very avid reader all her life. As her children grew older, Dorothy worked for over 20 years in the office at Hathaway Shirt Company, in Waterville, retiring in 1981. She then moved back from the farm to Oakland where she lived for 20 years. Dorothy also lived for 20 years in an apartment at her daughter, Laurel and her son-in-law Ted’s residence. She later moved to Manchester to be with her daughter, Sylvia. She enjoyed baking cookies for her grandchildren and when they came to visit, she passed out her cookies. The children soon came to call her “Grammy Cookie.”

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband; parents; both sisters; daughter Laurel Wadleigh; and grandson David Wadleigh.

She is survived her daughters, Judith Emmons and husband Roger, of Belgrade, Sylvia Webb and husband Clyde, of Manchester, Anita Merrow and husband Eugene, of Belgrade, and Cathy Dodge, of Fairfield; 13 grandchildren, Stuart, Derek, Jason, Bethany, Eben, Nathan, Stephen, Christopher, Michael, Melissa, Craig, Timothy, and Abbie; 32 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Malon Tracy; son-in-law, Ted Wadleigh, of Belgrade; a niece, Barbara Cook; and several other nieces and nephews.

Burial will be held in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery, in Belgrade.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at

Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home & Cremation Care, 26 Church St., Oakland.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to Lakes Christian Fellowship, P.O. Box 342, Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918.


BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. – Rabbi Raymond Krinsky, 93, of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

He was a person of impeccable integrity, sterling character, and humility who devoted his life to helping others as a spiritual leader, educator, community volunteer, loving husband, and devoted father.

He was a graduate of City College of New York and the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), in Manhattan, New York. His rabbinical career spanned more than 50 years. Highlights include serving our country as a Jewish chaplain and first lieutenant in the United State Air Force during the Korean War, for 16 years concurrently serving as Hillel Director at the University of Virginia and the rabbi of Temple Beth Israel, in Charlottesville, Virginia. For nearly 30 years, Rabbi Krinsky concurrently served as the rabbi of Temple Beth Israel in Waterville, Maine, and the first Jewish Chaplian, at Colby College, in Waterville. He also was an instructor of Hebrew at Colby College and previously taught at the Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Rabbi Krinsky was active in many interfaith and civic endeavors on behalf of the communities he served. Rabbi Krinsky was an active member of the Rotary Club, and was the recipient of numerous commendations for his civic and spiritual contributions to the communities he served. Among these were a citation from the Commission of the Jewish Chaplaincy of the National Jewish Welfare Board in recognition his distinguished service as an armed forces chaplain and a citation from the city of Waterville, Maine, in recognition of his commitment to the interests of the city

Rabbi Krinsky was predeceased by his wife, Sidelle Jaffee Krinsky.

He is survived by his children, Philip Andrew Krinsky (Wendy Dinner), William Eric (Jori) Krinsky, and Robert Bruce Krinsky (M. Robyn Katz).

Contributions in his memory may be sent to Colby College Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, 173 Main St., Waterville, ME 04901,

Proclamation for David Herard Day in China

David Herard’s service jacket. (photo by Ron Maxwell)

The Nov. 25 China selectmen’s meeting opened with a proclamation by Town Manager Dennis Heath marking the day as “David Addis Herard Day” in honor of the late head of China Rescue. The manager summarized Herard’s many services to his town and his country and presented a certificate to his daughter, Kate Herard, who wiped away tears as she and others agreed her father would have enlivened the serious moment with a witty remark.

See Ron Maxwell’s tribute to David Herard here.






China selectmen reach firefighters’ stipend decision – for this year

China Village Volunteer Fire Department.(Internet photo)

by Mary Grow

China selectmen made a decision at their Nov. 25 meeting that they think settles the controversy over stipends for volunteer firefighters – at least for this year.

On a 3-0-1 vote, with Donna Mill-Stevens abstaining, board members approved Chairman Ronald Breton’s motion that China’s three fire chiefs (Timothy Theriault, China Village; Richard Morse, South China; and William Van Wickler, Weeks Mills) be invited to pick up their $10,000 stipend checks at the town office as soon as convenient, without signing the memorandum of understanding (MOU, as it’s come to be known during months of debate) that would have spelled out accounting requirements.

Breton’s motion had two other components, which he called “conditions” when he first made it and later an “understanding” appropriate people in each department are responsible for compliance with all state and federal laws and with itemizing expenditures from the stipend money.

Breton prefaced his motion with a summary of earlier discussions and disagreements that he emphasized was his personal view, not the board’s. He said selectmen support the firefighters’ stipends; the conditions in his motion are intended to recognize the board’s duty to oversee expenditures of taxpayers’ money.

After the vote, resident Scott Pierz asked what would happen with next year’s budget. Breton replied that it is too early to begin discussing it.

China Rescue also receives $10,000 for stipends for its members. Town Manager Dennis Heath explained that because Rescue bills are paid through the town, the organization is not involved in the MOU issue.

[See also: Proclamation for David Herard Day in China]

The other important question settled Nov. 25 was when to hold a special election to fill the fifth seat on the Selectboard, vacated Oct. 15 when Jeffrey LaVerdiere resigned during the disagreement over firefighters’ stipends.

Board members voted unanimously to hold the special election Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in conjunction with the state-wide presidential primary. Nomination papers for the Selectboard seat are now available at the town office.

In other business Nov. 25:

  • Selectmen unanimously approved two recommendations from the TIF (Tax Increment Financing) Committee, appropriating $15,000 from current-year funds to the Broadband Committee for a survey of broadband service in China and recommending 2020 town business meeting voters appropriate $57,500 to the China Lake Association for the LakeSmart program.
  • Heath reported that results of the Sept. 6 to Oct. 15 transfer station survey are in a draft report to be reviewed by the Transfer Station Committee at its Nov. 26 meeting and presented to selectmen at their next meeting.
  • Referring to privacy concerns raised at the Nov.13 informational meeting on the new RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) system at China’s transfer station (see The Town Line, Nov. 13, p. 3), Heath said he believes a United States Supreme Court decision on cellphones as locators could be used to argue that records showing when an individual visited the facility are not public records.

Board member Wayne Chadwick asked whether he would be barred from the transfer station if he left the RFID placard in his other vehicle. Heath said he thought not; transfer station staff should be able to look up his name and find his placard number.

Board member Irene Belanger said Department of Environmental Protection staff are watching China’s RFID system, “because it’s the first one in the state.” The system is funded mostly by a DEP grant.

The next regular China selectmen’s meeting date is Monday, Dec. 9.

DEP denies Windsor’s initial request to install a diesel fuel tank

by Sandy Isaac

At the November 12 selectmen’s meeting, Town Manager Theresa Haskell reported that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has denied Windsor’s request to have a diesel tank installed on town property, specifically at the public works department. The need for a new diesel fuel tank stems from John Moody’s retirement announcement, effective this December. The town used Moody’s Fuel on Route 17, which included refueling after hours or during snowstorms. The DEP said the town will now have to apply for a variance, fill out a 25-plus page application, and go through the fire marshal’s office again for approval.

Haskell and Selectmen Ronald Brann had a formal meeting with representatives from the DEP, which, according to Brann, became quite heated at times. During the meeting, Brann inquired about alternatives to the diesel tank plans, including a 500-gallon fuel “cube.” A fuel cube can be placed on site and used as necessary, but still have the ability to be drained and moved. The DEP said this type of system was meant to be used at construction sites or on a temporary basis and would not be appropriate for the town’s needs.

Brann then suggested a trailer or a tank on the back of a pick-up truck. The DEP responded that although it was legal, it would not be secure. Therefore, the DEP recommended a full 1,000-gallon tank install with an electric leak warning system included in the installation plans.

The denial from the DEP is the result of one primary issue: all of the town owned properties that can house a 1,000-gallon fuel tank are located on an aquifer. An aquifer is a body of permeable rock which can contain or transmit groundwater. Following the meeting with the DEP, Brann contacted the fire marshal’s office for clarification.

After much discussion, the selectmen decided to look into acquiring a truck with a 100-gallon tank to get through plowing season. This choice would also allow the public works department to utilize the portable tank for off-site work throughout the rest of the year.

Haskell called in Chief Arthur Stout from the Windsor Fire Department into the meeting and asked about the departments plans for refueling. The fire department is currently using fuel cards for filling up. The selectmen indicated that they would like to enter into a conversation with the fire department about ideas and possibly collaborating to resolve the fueling situation. Arthur said he will bring up the topic at the next fire department meeting. Haskell is hoping to get some ideas in motion prior to planning the next town budget.

The next item that presented much discussion was Charter (formerly Spectrum, and before that, Time Warner) Cable Company franchise agreement. The town of Windsor and Charter have a 10-year agreement which allows the cable company to do business within the town limits. In exchange, Charter pays the town a yearly fee. Although the contract is not up for another year and a half, Charter is pressing for Windsor to sign the newly-revised agreement. However, the revisions contain 15 additional pages and, in Selectmen William Apple Jr’s words, “it is not a mutual agreement and leaves us [Windsor] completely culpable.”

For example, revised agreement wording suggests Windsor would be liable for paying for work of laying cable underground or under roadways, to reimbursing Charter an equal amount of money if a utility company is reimbursed for work. Additional wording suggests, if another company were to solicit Windsor, the town must notify Charter and grant them the right to charge the same fees, thus illuminating the competition.

Haskell was asked to find out what would happen if the agreement was not signed. Haskell indicated that most Charter’s responses were repetitive and scripted, but she would reach out to them for an answer.

Haskell stated she would contact Vassalboro and China’s town managers to see if they have similar agreements with Charter. The contract with Charter will be tabled until a later date.

On a positive note, Haskell reported budgeting a six percent increase for Windsor’s employee health benefits for 2019-2020. However, the benefits only increased by three percent.

Finally, the selectmen unanimously approved changing their meeting from December 24 to December 23 at 6 p.m., and allowing the town office to close at 12:30 p.m., on the December 24, and at 5 p.m., on December 31.

The next regularly scheduled selectmen’s meeting is set for November 26.

Rome voters reject CMP Corridor

On the evening of November 19, the town of Rome held an informational session and special town meeting focused on the CMP corridor. The 60-minute discussion included a panel of speakers from both sides of the corridor debate – Avangrid VP of Business Development Thorn Dickinson; Nicholas Bennett of Natural Resources Council of Maine; and Say NO to NECEC Rome resident advocates, Monica and Steve McCarthy.

Following the informational session, Rome residents voted 27-2 (with one neutral) for the town to take a position of opposition on the deeply unpopular CMP corridor.

Rome joins towns of Greenville, Jackman, Moose River, Dennistown, and Eustis – a series of towns not located along the proposed corridor route who have taken an opposition stance on the corridor. Now, 25 towns have either rescinded support or oppose the corridor and Rome residents made it clear they have grave concerns about NECEC’s potential for massive destruction to Maine’s environment, wildlife habitat, wetlands, waterways, and that this project will not reduce global CO2 emissions.

Kennebec Historical Society hosts tea on December 8

The Kennebec Historical Society will host a Victorian Tea Party at its headquarters, 107 Winthrop Street in Augusta. Please come and join us as we celebrate the holiday season on Sunday, December 8, from 2 to 4 p.m., and if the weather does not cooperate, we’ll host the tea party the following Sunday, December 15, at the same time. The Victorian Tea is a return to the “olden days” as many know we held this event for a number of years in the past.

There will be a variety of goodies to sample including cookies, snacks, coffee and of course tea! Enjoy the festive decorations and holiday musical selections played on the piano. Anyone interested in decorating, serving or who would like to bring in some tasty treats are asked to contact Anne Cough, either by email at or by phone at 582-2823. Hope to see you there!

The Kennebec Historical Society Victorian Tea Party will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Henry Weld Fuller, Jr. House, located at 107 Winthrop Street, in Augusta.

Roxanne Malley inducted as Lion

Roxanne Malley, right, has been inducted in to the Whitefield Lions Club after serving three years as the adviser to the Erskine Academy/Whitefield Leos. Pictured with her is sponsor and older brother, Barry Tibbetts. (Contributed photo)

Induction ceremony held for Erskine Leos

The Whitefield Lions club held an induction ceremony for 10 incoming Leos. The Erskine Academy Leos are an affiliate service group of the Whitefield Lions. Pictured, from left to right: Barry Tibbetts, Sarah Robinson, Cadence Rau, Autumn Boody, Emily York, Nabila Miety, Lily Matthews, Reiana Gonzales, Nicole Demerchant, Calvin Prescott, Hannah Strout, Kirsten Cote, Jack Allen, Andrew Robinson, Roxanne Malley and Faith Bonnell. Contributed photo

12/2/2019: Updated caption to include Andrew Robinson and Faith Bonnell.