Grace Cusson jumps up Dec. 6 to answer a question in Lisa Williams’ second grade class at Saint Dominic Academy’s Lewiston campus. Students and teachers were dressed in Christmas attire for the annual celebration of Saint Nicholas Day. Meanwhile, some of the school staff and students in grades 3-5 attended a performance of “A Christmas Carol” at the Public Theatre on Maple Street in Lewiston. Another tradition on this day is for students to leave their shoes in the hallway where they are filled with candy. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Braden Paynter, left, Ekhlas Ahmed, center, and Clay Bessire Clara remove memorial items Dec. 5 from outside Schemengees Bar & Grille in Lewiston. Items were taken to the Maine Museum of Innovation, Learning and Labor, to be preserved for future remembrance of the Oct. 25 mass shooting that took place in Lewiston. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Rodney Austin plows his driveway Dec. 4 in Wales. “I have been waiting for it to snow so I can get out my snowmobile,” said Austin. The tractor that Austin plows snow with is homemade. The rear end and motor are from a 1946 Ford truck. The front end is from a 1954 Ford. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Lewiston High School soccer goalie Payson Goyette is seen on the giant video board ringing the bell on Dec. 3 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, prior to the start of the Patriots game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

People gather around the Christmas Tree moments after it was lit on Dec. 2 during Holiday at the Plaza in Dufresne Plaza in Lewiston. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Jean Bass, Jane Morse, and Luci Lantos in the front row, follow the direction of Dr. Richard Nickerson as they rehearse Dec. 4  for the Maine Music Society Chorale’s “A Season of Celebration” happening at the Franco Center on Dec. 9 and 10.  Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Timothy Eugley, 9, left and Marley Kochis, 10, chat during a demonstration Dec. 6 in front of Auburn Hall during a demonstration to save Walton School. Both children, who are in the same class, intended to speak in front of the school board. Eugley was keeping track of the number of honks he received from passing motorists, which he intended to report to the board. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

A snow groomer is framed between lift chairs Friday morning, Dec. 8, at Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn. “Saturday will be one of the earliest opening days for us in a long time.” said general manager John Herrick as he jumped in his truck to plow the parking lot.  Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

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