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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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