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  • Childrens music at the Auburn Public Library

    Daphne Cifelli, left, her sister Sienna and Emersyn Corey, right, all of Auburn, listen to children's singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart, entertain them with songs and fun in the Maggie Trafton Program Room at the Auburn Public Library Tuesday afternoon.

  • 2015 Lost Valley pond skimming

    Jim Jackson of Auburn had no trouble making it across the "pond" at Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn Sunday afternoon during their annual end of season Snodeo. However, he had a little too much speed and went head over heals when he hit the lip of the man made "pond." For more photos from the pond skimming, visit sunjournal.com.

  • 2015 Lost Valley pond skimming

    Pond skimming at Lost Valley during the 2015 Snodeo.

  • Giffords opens for the season

    Gwendolyn Davis, 3, samples her free ice cream as her brother, Brayden, 8, looks on at Gifford's Famous Ice Cream stand on Minot Avenue in Auburn Friday night as the line snaked around the building and cars lined up to find a parking space. They came with their brother and parents from Minot. Traditionally, Giffords opens their ice cream stands each year on the first day of spring, serving their customers two scoops of ice cream for free from 6:00-8:00 pm. Giffords is a fifth-generation, family-owned company that sources its fresh milk and cream exclusively from independent family farms, and uses antique Cherry Burrell freezers to slow churn their ice cream.

  • Frozen art

    A number of abstract features can be found in the shapes of a melting snowbank frozen by Wednesday's cold temperatures in the quad at Bates College in Lewiston.

  • Pet acupuncture

    Scooby, a 7 year old labrador retriever belonging to Michelle Emerson of Auburn, received acupuncture from Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Shannon Bennett, at Turner Veterinary Services, during a recent appointment.

  • Argo Marketing in Court

    Attorney John Clifford IV presents his case in Androscoggin County Superior Court in Auburn Thursday afternoon. Justice MaryGay Kennedy heard arguments by both sides on a motion filed by Southern Gateway, LLC to attach nearly $70,000 of assets belonging to Argo Marketing Group, Inc., a Lewiston-based call center that employs more than 400 people.

  • Lisbon fire aftermath

    Greg McCarthy, left, an Emergency Recovery Coordinator for Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling, lifts the police barrier for home owner, Patrick O'Brien after recovering valuables from his home in Lisbon Monday afternoon. Sunday night's fire destroyed the majority of the home he and his wife helped build on Moody Road about 10 years ago.

  • Chlorine gas leak in Auburn

    Members of the Androscoggin Regional HAZMAT Police Response Team gear up before driving down Station Road in Auburn Monday afternoon where a railcar was leaking chlorine gas.

  • Young gymnast

    Lewiston Recreation Department gymnastics instructor, Emelia Krapovicky, works with Allura Dumont, 3 of Minot during their Tiny Tots program at the Lewiston Armory Thursday afternoon. The year round program has a number of classes for different age and skill levels. For more information, call the Lewiston Recreation Department at: 513 -3005.

  • L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools training at the Lewsiton YWCA

    Mike Henry of Topsham, rolls his kayak in the YWCA pool in Lewiston Thursday afternoon during training for L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools where he is an instructor. For the second year in a row, the iconic store in Freeport brought instructors from all over the country to create consistency and fluidity in their teaching styles and techniques. In addition to the activities in the pool, a fly fishing training class was going on in the gym. It was all part of a week long program.

  • Opening Day of fishing at Lake Auburn

    Tom Obrey of Lewiston struggles with his line as the cold temperatures and limited eyesite made it difficult for the rookie angler to tie his lure onto his line while fishing at Lake Auburn on April 1, 2015.

  • Opening Day tradition

    P.J. and Jenni Albert of Auburn prepare one of their lines on the shore of Lake Auburn at daybreak Wednesday off Lake Shore Drive, where there is a small section of the lake not covered with ice. A photo of his father on his fishing vest is proudly displayed a few feet beyond. "This is the first year in 25 years that I have not fished with my dad on opening day." said P.J.

  • Jersey Shore win championship in double overtime

    New Hampshire Fighting Spirits' David Fish, left, consoles his goalie, Claes Endre after they lost in double overtime to the Jersey Shore Wildcats as they celebrate at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston Sunday.

  • Bike melt

    Bicycles that were totally covered in snow a week and a half ago, begin to poke out of a snowbank in front of Hopkins House on the campus of Bates College in Lewiston Tuesday morning.

  • Cottage Street bust

    A Lewiston Police Officer draws his weapon as he runs to the door of 134 Cottage Street in Lewiston Thursday night where police were executing a warrant for a subject from New York that was hiding in the apartment. Another male was found hiding in the attic.

  • Valentine king and queen

    First Auburn Senior Citizens President Sue Patneaude, back, tries to fix the crown on Roland Douglass as he and Pat Records are crowned Valentine King and Queen at the Hasty Community Center in Auburn Wednesday afternoon. The twice a month meeting of the group has been picking a king and queen for Valentines as far back as anyone can remember. Dozens of senior citizens take part in a variety of activities and tasty food, along with Bingo, music, entertainment and organized trips.

  • Batmobile at APL

    Sydney Annear, 6, of Auburn, checks out a preserved bat in a shadowbox at the Auburn Public Library Tuesday afternoon during a presentation by Matt Weeks from the Chewonki Foundation of Wiscasset.

  • Facetime on Leah Cross

    Leah Cross is reflected in mirrors at All About You Salon in Auburn where she works.

  • 43rd Annual Lions Tournament

    Fans and players of the Maine Gladiators Mite Yellow team celebrate a goal during the championship game at the Norway Savings Bank Areana in Auburn Wednesday afternoon during the 43rd Annual Lions Tournament.

  • The Lewiston High School bench erupts as time runs out during the Blue Devils win over Edward Little High School in Augusta on Wednesday.

  • Tykeem Gaines is comforted by a fan after losing a chance to play for the gold ball.

  • Gray New Gloucester vs Greely playoff basketball

    Gray-New Gloucester's bench reacts in the final minutes of Thursday afternoon's loss to Greely during their Class B West Regional semifinal playoff game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.

  • EL snow monolith

    After dealing with extreme cold and wind on top of Edward Little High School, crews from Industrial Roofing Companies in Lewiston get a break with some milder conditions to tackle the massive drift on top of the gymnasium entrance.

  • My office window after an overnight storm with driving wind and heavy snow.

  • Puddle Jump at Bates College

    Bates College Outing Club member Keenan Shields, foreground, volunteered to help drag fellow students out of the school's pond during the annual Puddle Jump Friday afternoon. Seniors Chris Eddy, left and Peter Krieg hurl themselves in to the 4 feet deep pond before shuffling over to a bon fire across the wet and slipprey pond. It is part of the week long Winter Carnival at the Lewiston college, in it's 36th year.

  • Juno arrives

    Driving winds blow the snow that Lynnell Whitemon is shoveling back into his face as he clears the sidewalk on Lisbon Street in front of Labor Ready early Tuesday morning as Blizzard Juno arrives in the twin cities.

  • Thanks Guy

    Martha Michel talks with Guy Pilote at the Ramada Inn Saturday night during a 50th birthday party for Pilote, a retired Lewiston police officer who, while working as a police officer, saved the life of her daughter April, background.

  • Mystery Photo for January 11, 2015: Range Pond State Park.

  • Berry cold birds

    A Canadian Robin plucks a berry from a tree on Oak Street in Lewiston Thursday morning. Hundreds of robins, Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings, European Starlings and other birds stripped numerous trees and bushes in the neighborhood of their fruit in an effort to fuel up to combat the cold weather.

  • Berry cold birds

    A Canadian Robin plucks a berry from a tree on Oak Street in Lewiston Thursday morning. Hundreds of robins, Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings, European Starlings and other birds stripped numerous trees and bushes in the neighborhood of their fruit in an effort to fuel up to combat the cold weather.

  • Night lights

    Vehicles streak across the Longley Memorial Bridge between Lewiston and Auburn Monday night during this 6 second time exposure at dusk.

  • Liberty Wavers

    Patricio Cadima, left and Lynnell Whitemon dance the day away to not only attract customers to Liberty Tax on Main Street in Lewiston, but it helps keep them warm, especially Thursday afternoon when the temperatures were well below zero with the wind whipping. There are 7 "wavers" that rotate throughout the day on four hour shifts. To watch a video and interview with Whitemon, visit sunjournal.com.

  • Sledding at Chestnut Street Park in Auburn

    Becky Bombaro of Lewiston flies down the hill at Chestnut Street Park in Auburn Sunday afternoon. Not wanting to miss ou on the fun, her dog Bailey chased her and her family each time they went down.

  • Boothbay at Oak Hill girls basketball

    Oak Hill's Brianna Mulherin, right blocks a shot by Boothbay's Morgan Crocker as she tries to make a layup during Monday night's girls' basketball game in Wales.

  • Route 202 double fatal Tuesday morning

    A man and his son from Winthrop were killed in the vehicle they were in, left after colliding with the SUV, right on Route 202 just over the Greene line in Leeds near the intersection of Leeds Junction Road Tuesday morning.

  • Balet practice

    Alexis Beaucaire, 9 of Greene, right and her twin sister Abigail, hold onto a ballet barre at The Dance Center in Auburn Tuesday afternoon during their ballet class. The center has been open since 1992 and offers classes in all forms of dance, including, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop and more. For information on class schedule and enrollment, visit their website at www.thedancecenterla.com.

  • EL swimmer maggie Chirayath

    Edward Little sophomore Maggie Chirayath is a key component in the EL swim program.

  • Santa deer

    A dead deer, complete with decorative antlers, Santa hat and lights wrapped around it hangs in the front yard of Richard Burton's home at 14 Scribner Boulevard in Lewiston.

  • No school sledding

    Ayanthi Reese, center, shouts out in glee as she slides down the hill behind the house of her friend, Cotton Strong. left, with her brother Ishan, right, on Mountain Avenue in Lewiston Tuesday morning. The three, along with Cotton's sister Louisa, were enjoying a day off from school before the bad weather moved in.

  • Young fan

    Caden Champagne, 4 of Auburn, cheers along the plexiglass of the Norway Savings Bank Arena in Auburn Wednesday night during the Edward Little vs Yarmouth hockey game. He was there to watch his uncle, Cade Chapman, a defensemen for the Red Eddies, who is in the background, digging a puck out from the boards.

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