PHOTO: Meet the 2022 Major/60 Cal Ripken World Series Waterville team

Front, from left to right, Cody Connell, Milo Taylor, Isaac Gilman, Oliver LeVan, Oliver Hubbard and Charlie Ferris. Back, Harper Hubbard, Sorrel Vinci, Wyatt Jones, Maxwell Comforth, Jack Tartaglia, Mitchell Ouellette, Blake Kenyon, Chase Sack and Reid Morrison. Coaches, Coach Tim Hubbard, Coach Chad Gilman, Manager TJ Vinci and Coach David Comforth. Twelve teams from across the United States will play six pool games per day from August 6 – 10, with playoff games August 11 – 13. Teams will include four from Maine, Waterville, Andy Valley, Noble and Ararat, plus Shenandoah, Virginia, Green County, Kentucky, South Bend, Indiana, Central Vt., Vermont, West Hartford, Connecticut, and North Dakota. There will also be two additional teams from the Pacific Region being determined this weekend. All games will be played August 6 – 13, 2022, at Maine’s Fenway, in Oakland, and Purnell Wrigley, in Waterville. (contributed photo)

PHOTO: Sidney Bracelet sale

Hunter Moser, 12, left, of Sidney, and Ava Couture-Lynch, 11, from Boston, Massachusetts, right, selling lemonade and bracelets that they made on July 1. Hunter was spending time with her grandparents, in Winslow. Hunter and Ava’s #1 customer of the day was Winslow Police Officer Marc Rousseau, center. (photo by Mark Huard)

PHOTO: China Community Food Pantry Saturday crew

The Saturday crew at the China Food Pantry. From left to right, Peter Caldwell, Larry Lemieux, Carl McKeil, Cindi Orlando, Donna Loveland, Ann Austin, Cathy Bourque, Nancy Lemieux, Bunny Caldwell, Jodi Blackinton and Kimberly Goneau. (photo by Eric W. Austin)

PHOTOS: Sheepscot Lake 2022 July 4 parade best ever

Contributed photo

Sheepscot Lake Association hosted its annual boat parade on July 4. This year’s parade was the most successful yet with 32 boats participating, and residents of several camps along the lake cheering on from the shoreline. The weather was perfect.

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Boat inspectors standing by

The Courtesy Boat Inspection Program is underway, checking boats for invasive aquatic plants at the four boat launches in the region. Left to right, Sage Hapgood-Belanger, Director, Courtesy Boat Inspection Program (CBI), Jack Blais, Director, Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). (photo by Scott Pierz)

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Scott and Priscilla Adams honored

Scott, center, and Priscilla Adams, right, were honored at Sunday morning service during Scout Leader Appreciation Sunday, at China Baptist Church, for their more than three decades of service to the church’s troop. A certificate was presented by Pastor Ronald Morrell, Sr., left, at the China Baptist Church. (Photo courtesy of Ron Emery)

PHOTO: A gaggle of geese

Monique Eldridge took this photo of two geese and six goslings during Memorial weekend.

PHOTO: Fields of lupines in bloom

Gary Mazoki photographed this field of lupines, in Windsor.

South China remembers fallen soldiers

Photo courtesy of Ron Emery

SOUTH CHINA, ME — At the South China Veteran Monument ceremony on Monday, Memorial Day, May 30, Ron Emery, left, had the opportunity and honor to help a young veteran display the POW/MIA banner. He did not get his name but noticed his silver spurs. Soldiers serving with Cavalry units (referred to as Troopers) are inducted into the Order of the Spur after successfully completing a “Spur Ride” or for having served during combat as a member of a Cavalry unit. Emery thanks him for his service and his support for POW/MIA.

Scouts honor fallen warriors

Photo by Ron Emery

CHINA, ME — China Boy Scout Troop #479 participated in the Memorial Day ceremonies, on Monday, May 30, by marching to the cemetery. These are photos of the China Scouts.

Photo by Ron Emery

Photo by Ron Emery

Photo by Ron Emery