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Maine neighbors having fun and staying connected through the pandemic

A group in Cape Elizabeth gathers on their street corner for cocktails and now they have added snow races.

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — Around five o’clock most evenings, a group of neighbors in Cape Elizabeth come out of their homes and gather on the corner of Wood and Ivie Roads. It started nearly a year ago and serves as a way for the group to stay connected while staying safe. They enjoy cocktails and conversations, all while standing about 10 feet apart. They call it their 'Quarantine Cocktails'. 

Recently they decided to involve their grandchildren. To get the kids outside, Tony Ornatek held the one-of-a-kind Snow Snake Festival. Ornatek designed a track in his backyard and kids painted wooden sticks as their snakes to race down it. 

Each child walked away from the afternoon with an award and Ornatek says fun was had by all. 

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