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  • Kung Fu at APL

    Hannah Johndro, 9 of Danville, right, and others emulate Bob Dicrescenzo as he demonstrates a sword technique during Tuesday afternoon's Two Dragons Path Library Kung Fu at the Auburn Public Library. The workshop taught some simple quigong exercises and basic unarmed fighting techniques. All participants received a Young Dragon Certificate of Achievement for their efforts in the workshop. For more information on upcoming programs at the library, visit www.auburnpubliclibrary.org

  • Bubbly good time

    Wylder Demers-Dube, 7, right, has some fun swimming in her pool on Williams Street in Auburn with her family and friends, including neighbor, Tristan Dermoody, 9, left.

  • Redneck Olympics

    A1 teaser for Redneck Olympics

  • Holiday fishing

    Darien Dow, 9, of South Paris, casts his line into the Androscoggin River in Minot during the Labor Day weekend on Saturday afternoon with his brothers, including Logan, 12, right. His father, who grew up across the street and has been fishing here since he was a boy, likes to come back with his boys to spend some qulaity time together outdoors.

  • Bates Dance Festival Movie

    Laura Johnson of Rosemount, Minnesota, pracitce her moves on rocks at Simard Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston earlier this week that will be one of 4 installments in a piece combining still and video imagery. Choreographer and director Stephan Koplowitz is working with students at the Bates Dance Festival on the first stage of a work that is targeted to be complete in 2016, merging live performing and film to evoke some of the history and environment of Lewiston. The first stage, now being filmed, is a cinematic backdrop for the work. Koplowitz, who is based in Los Angeles, hopes the project will unveiled in an off-campus performance, potentially created at Payne-Simard Memorial Park and inside the Bates Mill complex.

  • Bates Dance Festival Movie

    Emma Dreyfus of Boston, Ma., pracitce her moves on rocks at Simard Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston earlier this week that will be one of 4 installments in a piece combining still and video imagery. Choreographer and director Stephan Koplowitz is working with students at the Bates Dance Festival on the first stage of a work that is targeted to be complete in 2016, merging live performing and film to evoke some of the history and environment of Lewiston. The first stage, now being filmed, is a cinematic backdrop for the work. Koplowitz, who is based in Los Angeles, hopes the project will unveiled in an off-campus performance, potentially created at Payne-Simard Memorial Park and inside the Bates Mill complex.

  • Stabbing thwarted

    Lewiston Police/Code Enforcement Liason Officer Jeff Baril, center, stands over an unresponsive man in the middle of Shawmut Street in Lewiston Sunday afternoon. According to Baril, he was driving down Pine Street when he witnessed the man chasing a woman with a knife. Two unknown men knocked the knife, in grass at left, out of his hand and pushed him to the ground. Baril restrained him until additional police officers arrived. The woman refused to press charges, but according to LPD Sgt. Rob Ullrich, he would face at least disorderly conduct charges. When United Ambulance arrived, he sat up and admitted to drinking a 5th of 100 proof alcohol and was transported to the hospital for evaluation. To watch a video from the scene, visit sunjournal.com.

  • Operation Hot Spots

    Lewiston Police Department's Corporal Thomas Murphy checks out the sneakers of Paul Fitzhebert, sitting on curb, after being placed under arrest for violation of probation. During Operation Hot Spots, Murphy spotted Fitzhebert driving past him and knew he had bail conditions. After pulling him over, other officers found he was in possession of marijuana, a violation of his bail conditions. Dozens of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies swept through downtown Lewiston Wednesday night during the ongoing Operation Hot Spots.

  • Auburn Community Band plays their last summer concert

    While her mother was playing in the Auburn Community Band's last summer concert, Clara Leduc, 5, of Lisbon dances with her doll at Festival Plaza in Auburn Wednesday night.

  • Hauling pooches

    Wayne Milliken takes his dogs, Hunter, left and Jager, for a ride on his ATV around his Poland neighborhood. In the winter, he puts skis on trailer so he can ride with his buddies all year.

  • Farm beauty

    A Clearwing Sphinx Moth feeds off a Zinnia at Slattery's Farm and Maple Supply Company in West Minot on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Farm beauty

    A butterfly feeds off a Zinnia at Slattery's Farm and Maple Supply Company in West Minot on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Longley Farmers Market

    After learning about plants, soil, gardening and more from the Food Corps program at St. Mary's Nutrition Center that started at Longley and Montello Schools last year, Mana Abdow, 9, of Lewiston, labels beet greens that were on sale in front of Longley Elementary School Tuesday afternoon. Many of the students have been working through the summer in the garden behind the school as well as in the classroom, with a civics lesson on selling the fruits of their labor at Tuesday's Farmers Market with St. Mary's Nutrition Center staff members.

  • Farm beauty

    A butterfly feeds off a Zinnia at Slattery's Farm and Maple Supply Company in West Minot on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Loncley Farmers Market

    After learning about plants, soil, gardening and more from the Food Corps program at St. Mary's Nutrition Center that started at Longley and Montello Schools last year, Chandelier Meli of Lewiston, counts the remaining garlic for sale in front of Longley Elementary School Tuesday afternoon. Many of the students have been working through the summer in the garden behind the school as well as in the classroom, with a civics lesson on selling the fruits of their labor at Tuesday's Farmers Market with St. Mary's Nutrition Center staff members.

  • 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival

    Jim Rodrigue of Lewiston hits the gas to his balloon, Tailwinds, as he and other balloons take to the skies from Simard Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston during Friday morning's launch of the 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival.

  • 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival

    Balloons take to the skies from Simard Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston during Friday morning's launch of the 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival.

  • 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival

    Balloons take to the skies from Simard Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston during Friday morning's launch of the 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival.

  • 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival

    Balloons take to the skies from Simard Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston during Friday morning's launch of the 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival.

  • 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival

    Balloons take to the skies from Simard Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston during Friday morning's launch of the 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival.

  • 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival

    Last Penny, left, takes to the sky from Simard Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston during Friday morning's launch of the 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival at Sunny Boy enflates.

  • 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival

    Mist from Great Falls sends a haze through the air as balloons take to the skies from Simard Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston during Friday morning's launch of the 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival.

  • 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival

    Balloons take to the skies from Simard Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston during Friday morning's launch of the 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival.

  • Labor Day Lemonade

    Annabelle Fee, 8 gives her father Gerard a high five shortly after a couple walking past stopped and bought some lemonade Sunday afternoon on the sidewalk in front of Gerard's apartment on College Street in Lewiston while he was having a yard sale.

  • Redneck Olympics

    Competitors leap over bales of hay in the wife carry contest during Saturday afternoon's Rednick Olympics in Hebron.

  • Redneck Olympics

    Jake Julia of Fairfield tried to find a place to attach a chain to his friend's Jeep that got stuck in the mud hole during Saturday's Redneck Olympics.

  • Youth meeting

    Abdi Rahim, 4, and Arbai Abdi, 16, both of Lewiston, turn around in their seats at the B Street Community Center in Lewiston Wednesday afternoon during the 3rd annual community panel on understanding the juvenile justice system, presented by SBYAM (Somali Bantu Youth Association of Maine.)

  • Sunshine Seals

    Navy Seal Mike W swims through the water at Camp Sunshine recently where he will be swimming 13 miles to raise money for Camp Sunshine.

  • Seeds of Peace

    Campers and councelors march toward opening ceremonies Sunday morning for the start of another 3 week session at the Seeds of Peace Camp in Otisfield. Visit sunjournal.com to watch a video from the morning activities.

  • Seeds of Peace

    Seeds of Peace campers comfort each other during emotional speeches during Sunday morning's opening ceremonies at the Otisfield camp. Visit www.sunjournal.com for an emotional video from the morning ceremonies.

  • Brian Morin sentencing

    Brian Morin waits for his sentence to be handed down in Androscoggin County Superior Court in Auburn Wednesday afternoon.

  • Sammy the cat burglar

    Sammy sits next to his loot infront of his house on Lucille Avenue in Lewiston recently.

  • 5th Annual Buttonwood Classic Wiffle Ball Championship

    Stefan Porter follows through on his swing off a pitch from Cole Ouellette, both of Lewiston Monday afternoon during the 5th Annual Buttonwood Classic Wiffle Ball Championship in the backyard of the Emerson family home on Buttonwood Lane in Lewiston. The annual event is an informal fun gathering of friends, many who will be heading off to college shortly. Several dozen players competed in the three man team tournament, with the Woo Black Benny's, Porter's team, coming from behind to beat Mess Wiff Us in the round robin portion of the tournament.

  • Lewiston's Isaiah Harris wins Laliberte Invitational

    Aaron Willingham of Mt. Blue, foreground, took off from the start and lead all competitors for the entire Laliberte Invitational Cross Country race at Cony High School Friday afternoon until Lewiston's Isaiah Harris, background, sprinted past him in the final 20 yards to win the race. After the race was over, Harris apologized to Willingham, saying afterwards "it's just not a nice thing to do at the end after he led the whole race." said the humble Lewiston runner.

  • Football preseason Mountain Valley

    Steve LaPointe watches his players warm up prior to a preseason scrimmage against Spruce Mountain recently. LaPointe is only the second coach to ever head the Mountain Valley football program and has some big shoes to fill.

  • Gymnastics on shaky ground

    Gymnastics instructors Jamie StPierre, left and Emelia Krapovicky spot Valentine Dresser, 5, of Lewiston as she jumps to the top bar on the uneven bars during the Tiny Tots gymnastics class at the Lewiston Armory Thursday afternoon. Because of recent staffing cuts at the Recreation Department, the program is in jeopardy.

  • Bee careful

    A bee moves in to try to rescue another from the grasps of a Goldenrod Crab Spider on a Black-eyed Susan in the garden of Barbara Hill off Hotel Road in Auburn Thursday morning. The bee jumped on top and tried to pull his friend off, but gave up after several attempts, allowing the spider to continue wrapping up it's dinner. Goldenrod Spiders have small jaws which contain venom. This venom allows them to take on animals much larger than them. Usually, the Goldenrod Spider grabs its prey with its front legs and injects the venom. It then sucks all the body fluids from its prey.

  • Community Raspberries

    After picking peas and other fruits of her labor in her plot at the Franklin Pasture Community Garden in Lewiston, Courtney Aldrich picks raspberries from the overloaded bushes surrounding the garden Monday morning that are available for anybody who has a plot. Aldrich not only has her own garden here, but she works for Lots to Gardens, a program sponsored by St. Mary’s Nutrition Center that has created urban gardens throughout the city. "It really helps beautify our city." said Aldrich.

  • 2014 Liberty Festival

    An man uses his umbrella to help propel his kayak up the river toward Great Falls in Lewiston Sunday afternoon during the Liberty Festival.

  • CMCC

    Central Maine Community College President Scott Knapp stands in one of the hallways of the Auburn campus.

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