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7/20/99<br />
Russ Dillingham Lewiston Sun Journal<br />
A dragonfly takes a precarious perch on top of a milk adder as it swims along the banks of the Androscoggin River in Turner Maine Tuesday afternoon 7/20/99

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    Andy Valley Gymnastics instructor Joshua Chasse helps Starla McCue, of Auburn do a hand stand after vaulting into the air at the Lewiston center Tuesday evening. She was taking part in one of a variety of age and skill level classes that are ongoing and open for signups at andyvalleygym.com.

  • After hanging up his line for the day Ryan Gunzinger, of Turner watches his girlfriend, Jaimie Gagnon reel in the last cast of the day at the boat launch on the Androscoggin River in Turner Tuesday evening.

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    Lewiston's Dylon Jackson dives for extra yards after putting a lick on Bonny Eagle's Garison Emerson during Friday night's game in Lewiston.

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    Molly and Patrick Kimball, of Augusta, got a faceful of muddy water as they make their way through the course Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Sunday River in Newry, Maine during the North American Wife Carrying Competition. The couple from Augusta, Maine shook it off and finished the course with a respectable time.

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    Leavitt's Camden Jordan looks for an opening as he tries to shed Wells' Matt Ouellette during the first half of Saturday night's football game in Turner.

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    Wells quarterback Brady Fox is forced to throw an incomplete pass that stalled a drive at the end of the first half deep in Leavitt territory during Saturday's game in Turner.

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    The foliage in the quad at Bates College in Lewiston, botom right is starting to peak as the womens soccer team takes on University of Maine Farmington in the middle of the photo Sunday afternoon, October 13, 2019 in Lewiston, Maine.

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    Foliage in Kennedy Park and the surrounding streets glow in the late afternoon light as they begin to loose their colors Wednesday October 30, 2019.

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    Kyah Ramsey screams before running off the porch after homeowner Jamie Amergian-Arey jumped out from behind her door Thursday night on Warren Avenue in Lewiston. After being reassured by her mother and gram, she returned to get her treat after being tricked Halloween night. For the past 15 years Arey has been adding to her decorations and refining her technique of scaring the neighborhood kids. "Every year some of them say they won't be scared but those are the ones who usually scream the loudest." said Arey before returning to her hiding spot.

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    Ayden Carpenter, right and Breeanne Davis cehck out one of the fish tanks.

  • An aerial photo from the morning of the explosion shows the propane tank, top left, that had a leak in the underground line feeding the LEAP building, center, that was destroyed in an explosion September 16, 2019 in Farmington.

  • An aerial view of the devistation after an apparently accidental explosion at the Life Enrichment Advancing People (LEAP) building, 313 Farmington Falls Road, in Farmington, Maine killed one firefighter and injured seven other people, including a NorthStar Ambulance employee on Monday morning September 16, 2019. . The injured have been transported to multiple hospitals in Maine and Massachusetts.

  • Mt. Blue football player John Howard waves a special American flag in honor of the victims of Monday's explosion in Farmintgon as the Cougars take the field Friday night for their game against Brewer.

  • Mt. Blue football captain Kevon Johnson bows his head during a moment of silence to honor the victims of Monday's tragic explosion in Farmington prior to kickoff of Friday night's football game against Brewer in Farmington.

  • Nicole Simond, 35, of Lewiston, kisses a friend goodbye on Pierce Street in Lewiston Wednesday afternoon after being arrested on a warrant.

  • Jason St. Onge, of Lewiston, rubs the back of his head after hitting it on the roof of his SUV when it flipped over Tuesday afternoon on Washington Street in Auburn. He said he drove down Danville Corner and was cutting across Washington Street to Beech Hill Road and did not see a small blue sedan traveling North on Washington Street, pulling out into her path. The woman, who has not been identified, walked away and was being evaluated by rescue personel.

  • A slow start and warm weather late in the season means apples are a little behind this year but ready to be picked and many orchards, like Ricker Hill Orchards, have opened to for the public to come pick their own.

  • )ne of the most famous and well known swords is that of ancient Rome, the Gladius. Sam Salvati, a well known blacksmith from Maryland demonstrates techniques on grinding down the edge to his students. Their solid block of metal they started with at the beginning of the week are starting to take shape during their week long Forged Gladius class at New England School of Metalwork in Auburn Wednesday afternoon. The world famous school has ongoing classes throughout the year. For more information on upcoming classes and workshops visit http://www.newenglandschoolofmetalwork.com/

  • A monarch butterfly collects pollen from a flower in a garden on Mill Street in Auburn Thursday afternoon.

  • Lisbon's Robbie Dick intercepts a pass intended for Fryeburg's Dawson Jones, right, during Saturday's football game in Lisbon.

  • Neither Fryeburg's Dawson Jones, left or Lisbon's Dayton McIver can come up with the ball on one of the last Hail Mary pases of the game as Lisbon was deep in their end with little time remaining on the clock.

  • Lisbon Greyhounds gang tackle Fryeburg's Bryce Micklon as he tries to get into the endzone during Saturday's game in Lisbon.

  • Lewistons Suab Nur, left and Bangor's Dylan Gerrish battle for the ball during the first half of Friday night's soccer match against Bangor at Lewiston High School.

  • Lewiston's Deon Hunt fights off a stiff arm and a hauls down Bangor wide receiver Eli Bradford during the first half of Friday night's game in Lewiston.

  • Despite being blocked by Oak Hill's Alex Fournier, left, Winthrop-Monmouth-Hall-Dale's Jevin Smith managed to tip a pass and force an incomplete pass during Saturday afternoon's football game in Wales.

  • A B-17 taxies toward the terminal Wednesday afternoon. Vintage aircraft will be on display with tours and rides at Auburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport through Friday during the Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour.

  • Refueling the Mitchell B-25 at the airport after landing Wednesday afternoon. Vintage aircraft will be on display with tours and rides at Auburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport through Friday during the Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour.

  • A pilot, who goes by "Hank" was filling in for the Engineer Wednesday and had the job of being the eyes of the pilot as they taxi before and after takeoff as the pilots can not see the wings or wheels. Vintage aircraft will be on display with tours and rides at Auburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport through Friday during the Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour.

  • Lewiston resident and longtime RN and homeless advocate, Calvin Dube, left, talks with in the shadows of a vacant building on Pine Street in Lewiston Wednesday afternoon where he has been living. When asked what he needed, asked for a tuna sandwich and a sleeping bag. Dube promised to bring him more blankets and some food. is looking for a way to get to Florida where he has connections and a better prospect of surviving through the winter.

  • Christy Gardner gets a kiss from Lucky as she ties a bow onto arguably the star of the show before a photo shoot during Monday night's rehersal of Annie at Community Little Theatre in Auburn.

  • When Jim Hewey heard about the rally for President Trump he drove from his home in Gray, Maine to Lewiston, Maine to shout his displeasure with the administration during Tuesday's "Stop the Madness" rally on Lisbon Street in Lewiston, Maine on October 8, 2019.

  • Leavitt goalie Paige DeMascio makes one of several spectatular diving saves as Oxford Hills' Brooke Carson fires a point blank shot on her during the first half of Tuesday's game in Turner.

  • Bailey Island, Maine.

  • Activity from Tuesday night's Community BBQ on Bartlett Street in Lewiston. Part of Growing Healthy Neighborhoods monthly Community Dinners which aims to bring neighbors together and inform them about the massive Growing Our Tree Streets project.

  • Activity from Tuesday night's Community BBQ on Bartlett Street in Lewiston. Part of Growing Healthy Neighborhoods monthly Community Dinners which aims to bring neighbors together and inform them about the massive Growing Our Tree Streets project.

  • Bard puts one of his newest and prized trucks into one of the 42 custom made cabinets in his "toy box" on his property in Litchfield.

  • Activity from Tuesday night's Community BBQ on Bartlett Street in Lewiston. Part of Growing Healthy Neighborhoods monthly Community Dinners which aims to bring neighbors together and inform them about the massive Growing Our Tree Streets project.

  • Activity from Tuesday night's Community BBQ on Bartlett Street in Lewiston. Part of Growing Healthy Neighborhoods monthly Community Dinners which aims to bring neighbors together and inform them about the massive Growing Our Tree Streets project.

  • Activity from Tuesday night's Community BBQ on Bartlett Street in Lewiston. Part of Growing Healthy Neighborhoods monthly Community Dinners which aims to bring neighbors together and inform them about the massive Growing Our Tree Streets project.

  • People explore Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston Wednesday afternoon.

  • An aerial view of the Lewiston High School August Graduation at Don Roux Field at the high school Monday night

  • One of two sneakers of a young boy hit by a car at the corner of Dow Avenue and Sabattus Streets in Lewiston remains in the middle of the street as Lewiston's accident reconstruction team works the scene Monday at sunset. The setting sun is often blinding to drivers and pedestrians on this stretch of road, especially at this time of year.

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