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  • Ice cream and Jenga in Auburn

    After nearly 20 minutes of playing Jenga on the sidewalk of Main Street in Auburn Tuesday afternoon with his brother Cole, Isaac Ouellette, 13 of Mechanic Falls realizes that the last piece he just removed would be the last as the tower begins to tip over. The boys were hanging out in front of Top It Frozen Yogurt Bar where they came for a sweet treat with their grandmother and took advantage of one of the numerous free games inside and out. According to an inside source, a giant Kerplunk game is under construction.

  • 2015 Moxie Festival Parade

    Ashley Akers, 5, points out something coming down the road to her brother, Jason, 7, of Oxford, as they watch the Moxie Festival Parade Saturday morning in Lisbon Falls.

  • Russell Street accident

    John Barbosa of Auburn, right, looks down at the damage to his car Wednesday morning that was rear ended in front of Russell Park Manor on Russell Street in Lewiston. His day was already going badly as he was heading to his friend's house to take a shower after his was not working. Sylvie Pedneault, from Quebec, center, whose car, left, was full of her belongings, was in the process of moving to Auburn when she was following behind Barbosas' vehicle when he realized the car in front of him was pulling into Russell Park Manor. He stopped quickly and avoided the person in front of him, but Pedneault did not react as fast and ended up hitting Barbosa. Both were shaken up, but refused medical treatment at the scene.

  • Alfred Plourde Parkway accident

    A woman is evaluated by an emergency responder after she went up and over the embankment between Alfred Plourde Parkway and the parking lot of Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home in Lewiston Friday afternoon.

  • Bates Dance Festival

    Ava Thomas of Portland, Maine, flies through the air during Monday's Modern Dance Class at the Young Dancers Workshop, part of the Bates Dance Festival. The world renouned festival, founded in 1983, brings young, aspiring dancers together with acclaimed professionals where both feed off eath other's talents and energy. There are public performances throughout the festival, which runs until the beginning of August with many free events. For more information on the festival, visit their website at: batesdancefestival.org

  • Metal head

    Jim Rodrigue peeks through a piece of art that his wife bought to display in front of their house on Ferry Road in Lewiston Thursday afternoon. "My wife got talking to the wife of the antique shop owner in Wiscassett and talked her into selling it for $50.00." said Rodgrigue. Neither husband was too happy about the purchase. The antique shop owner wanted much more for it and Jim had to drive up the coast to pick it up. "And I don't really like it very much, but I fixed it up a little and put in lights for nightime."

  • Celebrating marriage

    Ray and Joline Chaloux kiss prior to the start of Saturday afternoon's mass at Holy Family Church in Lewiston to honor local couples and their marriage.

  • Flag mural celebrated in Auburn

    Jessica Fiore, of Staten Island, NY, takes a photo of her boyfriend's dog Izzy, at the celebration of his completion of a giant flag mural on the side of the American Legion Post 31 in Auburn, Maine Sunday morning, June 14, 2015. Fiore came with her boyfriend, flag muralist Scott LoBaido, currently on a 50-state "Painting Flags Across America Tour."

  • Memorial Day celebration in Lewiston

    Butch Millette of Lewiston is comforted by his wife Joan as he pays hommage to his best friend and all the other brothers in arms he went to battle with in Vietnam that never came home during Saturday's Memorial Day ceremonies at Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston. "Too many, just too many were lost over there. And the worst part was when we came home. But I'm dealing with it. She stands by." said Millette, a combat medic who helicoptered into battle to rescue his wounded comrades. His wife is also an army veteran.

  • One last walk across the bridge

    Grace Sinclair, 6 of Bar Harbor, left, and her brother Sam, 9, middle, joined their cousin, Gwena Johnston, 9, right, of Seal Harbor, as they play in the Androscoggin River between the old Martin Memorial Bridge and the new bridge at Rumford Point Saturday afternoon as their parents watched from the old Martin Memorial Bridge during a block party to celebrate the closing of the old bridge.

  • Wooden wavers in Peru

    2015 Moxie Festival Parade

  • Cony at Lewiston girls lacrosse

    Cony's Lauren Coniff, left, and Lewiston's Morgan Eliasen battle for the ball during Thursday night's girls lacrosse game in Lewiston. The Blue Devils defeated the Rams 6-3

  • Madison at Saint Dominic Academy baseball playoff game

    Saint Dominic Academys' Gavin Bates leaps in the air to try to avoid the tag by Madison's Chase Malloy during a steal attempt Tuesday afternoon in Auburn. Bates was out on the play, but the Saint's won 3-1, earning them a trip to Dirigo Thursday afternoon.

  • Portland at Lewiston boys lacrosse playoff

    Lewistons' Sabin Lavorgna concentrates on getting control of a loose ball during Wednesday night's playoff game against Portland.

  • St. Dom's senior Mike Bryant

    Saint Dominic Academy senior Mike Bryant is one of the key players that will determine the success of this year's post season for the Saints baseball team on the mound and at shortstop.

  • First day of Maine Amateur golf championship

    Mark Plummer watches his drive on the 15th tee during Tuesday's opening round of the Maine Amateur golf championship.

  • Police officers remembered

    Cherrie Bonney, wife of Auburn Police Officer Rodney “Rocky” Bonney, who was killed in the line of duty in 1981, is comforted by Auburn Police Chief Phil Crowell during Wednesday night's ceremony to honor police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during a ceremony at the Fallen Officers Memorial on the corner of Court and Turner Streets.

  • Garden closeup

    A Cabbage White Butterfly lights on a leaf in the garden of Lois and Richard Wagner on Mountain Avenue in Lewiston Wednesday morning. Moments earlier, it was dancing in the air with another, most likely, mating. It has one of the longest seasons of any butterfly, emerging from the chrysalis in early Spring and remaining active until the first hard freeze. It was accidentally introduced to Quebec, Canada around 1860 and spread rapidly throughout North America. It associates with broccoli, cauliflower, and other cabbage family plants. It is a minor pest in the home garden and is easily controlled by an application of products containing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt).

  • Leavitt track meet

    Lewiston's Taylor Chamberlain clears the bar during the high jump event at Leavitt Thursday afternoon.

  • Earth Camp a hoot at YWCA

    Chewonki Traveling Natural History Programs instructor Emma Balasz talks about this Northern Saw whet owl as she brings it around for several dozen children to see up close at the YWCA in Lewiston Friday morning. She brought three live owls to augment her presentation that included a slideshow and many other owl displays and artifacts to show the campers at the Y's annual Earth Camp, held every year during April vacation.

  • Working feature: At A Bend In The Road

    Sampson, a miniature horse, sniffs a new visitor at At A Bend In The Road in Turner while being walked by Alexander LeBlanc, 11, of Livermore Falls recently.

  • Blowing off raking

    "I like raking about as much as I like shoveling, so I got this blower so I would have to do as little raking as possible." said Scott Crocker as he cleaned up around the side of his house on East Avenue in Lewiston Monday morning, April 20, 2015, prior to the start of a predicted soggy week.

  • Spring fun

    Nicole Kellett of Farmington watches her children, Maya, 8 and Mason, 5, play in Beaver Brook in Abbott Park in Farmington Friday afternoon. "Since the weather has turned nice, we have been coming down here to explore." said Nicole. Adjacent to the University of Maine Farmington, the landscape includes Rollo Pond, four bridges, remnant woodland trails, and a portion of an arboretum which has been incorporated into the university’s Arboretum Trail.

  • He's not drinking and diving

    Bram Hepburn checks out an old beer bottle from Bangor that he just found on the bottom of the Sabattus River in Lisbon Wednesday afternoon. "I'm from Elliot and had some errands to run in Augusta. When I travel, I throw my gear in the back of my truck and check out rivers along the way. I try to pick places that have old houses along the banks."

  • Dancing at Montello

    Debi Irons of Art Moves Dance in Norway, center, has been working with all second grade classes at Montello Elementary School in Lewiston on a 4 day dance project sponsored by L/A Arts. Working on one of the dances they have been practicing are Alex Caraway, left,8 and Jasmin Therrien, 7, right. "They all work at a different pace and skill level. It is a matter of doing as much or as little as each individual class can handle, and making it fun." said Irons.

  • Special Olympics at Bates

    Fans, coaches and volunteers cheer on competitors of the 50 meter run as they near the finish during Friday's Androscoggin County Special Olympics Track and Field meet at Bates College in Lewiston.

  • Special Olympics at Bates

    Crystal Cote, a Special Olympics volunteer coach, left, gets Tucker Freeman, 12, of Lewiston, pumped up before the start of the 50 meter run Friday morning at the Bates College track in Lewiston. Nearly 400 athletes and over 500 volunteers and coaches took part in the Androscoggin County Special Olympics Track and Field competition. Many of the athletes were trying to qualify for the State meet that will be held June 5-7 in Orono.

  • Jumping for joy on first day of vacation

    Lila Theriault, 6, watches as her brother Andrew, 8, does a flip while playing on their trampoline with their friend, William White, 8, and their babysitter, Kaitlyn Reny, 14, background at their house on Grovemount Lane in Lewiston Monday morning, April 20, 2015 during the first day of April vacation.

  • Action from Thursday's track meet at Leavitt

  • 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.

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