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  • 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.

  • Steam not smoke

    Lewiston firefighters responded to a reported structure fire behind Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston Tuesday afternoon. A caller reported seeing heavy smoke and flames shooting from a building next to the helicopter pad. When firefighters arrived, all they found was a large amount of steam coming from a utility building that was backlit by an orange light that was mistaken as flames by the "good intent" call.

  • Over the top Christmas decorations

    John Lizotte says he didn't have time this year to put out all his decorations, but he still has about 10,000 lights strung up around his house on Baird Avenue in Lewiston.

  • Lake Auburn sunset

    The sun sets on Lake Auburn by the Route 4 turnout Monday afternoon after a glorious day.

  • Eagle Flag

    A bald eagle soars over the Androscoggin River between Lewiston and Auburn as Tuesday afternoon's strong wind unfurls the American Flag in Bonney Park in Auburn.

  • Star seeking in South Paris

    Tom Hoffelder of Norway lines up his telescope to view Neptune at Twitchell Observatory in South Paris Wednesday night. He is a astronomy buff, along with others who routinely come to the observatory to help during open houses. Students from Maine Connections Academy (MCA), the state’s first virtual public charter school, were on field trip at the observatory. The red streaks at the bottom right are from a flashlight during the 30 second time exposure required to capture this photo.

  • Thanksgiving bounty

    Teo Abbruzzese carries water out to the fields to feed the livestock on the family farm in Turner recently.

  • Thanksgiving bounty

    After the chores are done, Kate Abbruzzese closes the door to the barn.

  • Thanksgiving bounty

    Kate Abbruzzese hauls a load of hay at sundown Tuesday at her farm, Double Z Land and Livestock on Upper Street in Turner.

  • Cold flamingo sunset

    A pair of pink flamingo seem to stand guard over a dump rake on Upper Street in Turner as the sun sets Tuesday night. Brian Allen used to be scared to death riding on it with his grandfather as they worked their farm in Hebron. It sits on the land he and his wife now live on in Turner.

  • Root reading

    While music pulsed in one room as kids played pool, foosball and danced at the Root Cellar on Birch Street in Lewiston Wednesday afternoon, there were other quiet rooms where kids were doing homework, art, cooking and a variety of other projects with numerous staff and volunteers mentored and monitored. Nyshia Dunn, 9, of Lewiston, chose to find a quiet spot to enjoy a book. The Root Cellar is a Christian mission with the goal of uniting the local community cause of satisfying the physical and spiritual needs of innter-city youth and their families. It was started nearly 30 years ago in Portland and expanded to Lewiston in 2009. If you would like to know more, volunteer or share your skills, visit their website at: www.therootcellarlew.org

  • Head on accident in Auburn

    Auburn Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan Arsenault steps over debris between two of the four vehicles involved in a serious accident on the Center Street overpass of the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Auburn Monday night that send numerous people to the hospital, some with life threatening injuries. According to Erica Rice of Auburn, she was traveling from Lewiston to Auburn when the pickup truck traveling in front of her veered into the opposite lane and hit a small white car traveling toward them, spinning the car around, hitting her as the pickup continued on hitting a jeep head on about 100 feet ahead of them.

  • Veterans Day Salute

    Franco American War Veterans Past Commander Willie Danforth of Auburn, a member of the color guard, looks out at the ceremonies going on during the Second Military and Veterans Tribute at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston Sunday afternoon.

  • Ethel Hallock

    Ethel Hallock waits for her bail hearing in 8th District Court in Lewiston Wednesday afternoon.

  • Mt. Blue at Lewiston boys soccer playoff

    Lewiston's Abdirahman Shariff leaps over Mt. Blue goalie Colton Lawrence where he followed up with a pass to teammate Abdulkarim Abdulle who booted it into the back of the net for a goal during first half action of Tuesday's playoff game against Mt. Blue.

  • Eastern Maine Class A Soccer Championship

    Lewiston's Ibrahim Hussein, right and Brunswick's Jess Arford vye for a head ball during Wednesday night's Eastern Maine Championship soccer game that the Devils won 2-1.

  • Soccer championship followup

    Chevrus goalie Jacob Tomkinson wrestles with the ball off a corner kick as Lewiston's Abdi Shariff-Hassan tries to jar it loose during Saturday's state championship game.

  • Gabi Stone

    Telstar's Gabi Stone will lead her teammates to the Class C State Championship meet in Belfast this weekend.

  • Carrageen Suri Alpacas

    Carol Furman, closes the door to one of the pastures as some of her alpacas come running back to their barn at Carrageen Suri Alpacas in Gray last week. Carol and her husband John have been transforming their 10 acres into an alpaca oasis for the past 5 years.

  • Carrageen Suri Alpacas

    Newly born alpaca Roberto and his mom, Dania share a tender moment at Carrageen Suri Alpacas in Gray last week.

  • Day of caring at Oak Hill Middle School

    Jada Collins, an 8th grader at Oak Hill Middle School, shucks an ear of corn in a field at Jillsons Farm in Sabattus Friday morning. The corn from this field will to be dried and used as chicken feed. Jada and the rest of the school were taking part in the annual Day of Caring, where students and teachers participate in numerous public service and community projects throughout the area. In addition to helping out at area farms, other students did yardwork, cleaned up cemeteries, canvased for trash along the roads and did several other projects to "give back to the community."

  • EL vs Oxford Hills football

    Oxford Hills junior Isaiah Alexander cheers on the football team during Saturday's homecoming game against Edward Little. For more photos and a story from the game, turn to the sports section.

  • EL at Oxford Hills football

    Oxford Hills' Matt Smith gets away with a facemask stiff arm on Edward Little's Charles Frahn during Saturday afternoon's game.

  • Lost Valley Jib Jam

    Cam Mahoney, who came all the way from Kenneybunkport, Maine, flies off the rail during Lost Valley's 4th annual Jib Jam competition at the Auburn, Maine ski area Sunday afternoon. Lost Valley snowboard instructor, John Viale, said the all volunteer group does this in the fall each year to help "put a smile on their faces and get them pumped up for the season." The snow, or ice shavings in this case, used in the runup and landing came from the Colisee in Lewiston who made some extra circuits around the ice rink to make the "snow" especially for this competition. Prizes from Lost Valley and Backwoods Snowboards & Skateboards in Auburn donated prizes for the top 3 winners who were voted on by the competitors and volunteers.

  • Lost Valley Jib-Jam

    Cam Mahoney, who came all the way from Kenneybunkport, Maine, flies off the rail during Lost Valley's 4th annual Jib-Jam competition at the Auburn, Maine ski area Sunday afternoon. Lost Valley snowboard instructor, John Viale, said the all volunteer group does this in the fall each year to help "put a smile on their faces and get them pumped up for the season." The snow, or ice shavings in this case in the runup and landing came from the Colisee in Lewiston who made some extra circuits around the rink to make the "snow" especially for this competition. Prizes from Lost Valley and Backwoods Snowboards & Skateboards in Auburn donated prizes for the top 3 winners who were voted on by the competitors and volunteers.

  • End of the growing season

    Hassan Said, 16 of Lewiston, prepares the soil for winter in the Pine Street Community Garden in Lewiston Tuesday afternoon. He and his family have been eating fresh vegetables that they have grown, thanks to the Lots to Gardens program sponsored by St. Mary’s Nutrition Center that have turned empty lots into gardens tended by local families.

  • 45th annual Farwell School Pumpkin Festival

    Scenes from Sunday's 45th annual Pumpkin Festival at Farwell Elementary School in Lewiston.

  • 45th annual Farwell School Pumpkin Festival

    Meredith Morgan, 2 of Lewiston, left, and her friend, Morgan Dearborn, 10, of Gray, work on decorating their pumpkins at the 45th annual Farwell School Pumpkin Festival in Lewiston Sunday afternoon.

  • Pumpkin toss

    Vasya Kryvoshievei tosses a pumpkin from the back of his company truck to Bekah Gray of Auburn, an employee at Wallingford's Fruit House in Auburn Monday afternoon. Peter Wallingford said that he can't grow enough on his land to keep up with the demand, so he has a number of deliveries throughout the season from a friend of his that he went to school with that has a big pumpkin farm in Dayton, Maine.

  • Bates beats Williams in football home opener

    Bates defense gang tackles Williams runningback Zlex Scyocuka during Bates' home opeing victory Satruday afternoon.

  • Monmouth at Saint Dominic Academy boys soccer

    Saint Dominic Academy's Connor Samson gets a head on the ball while being pressured by Monmouth's Joshua Neal, left and mat Foulke during Wednesday afternoon's boys soccer game in Auburn.

  • EL at Mt Ararat boys soccer

    Edward Little's Luke Sterling goes verticle during a throw in from the sidelines during Tuesday afternoon's boys soccer match against Mt. Ararat in Topsham.

  • Madison at Monmouth girls soccer

    Monmouth's Haley Fletcher, left and Tia Day, right, squeeze out Madison's Monica Ouellette as they vye for possession of the ball during Monday afternoon's girls soccer game in Monmouth.

  • Winthrop at Mountain Valley field hockey

    Winthrop goalie Corinna Coulton tries to get back into position as a centering pass just bounces out of reach of Mountain Valley's Abby Harding during the first half of Wednesday's field hockey game in Rumford.

  • Dirigo at St. Dominic Academy girls soccer

    Saint Dominic academy's Hailey Eason bends her body to get control of the ball during Wednesday afternoon's girls soccer game against Dirigo in Auburn.

  • 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

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