Deryk Estes walks along the shore of Sabattus Pond after a day of fishing Feb. 18 with his daughter, Gemma. The pond was packed with anglers, many with their children on school vacation. “We’re from Hebron and usually fish on Marshall Pond,” Estes said as they headed home. “We used to live here and fished this place quite a bit, so we decided to come back during vacation week and hit this. The pike keep you busy, and with kids it’s a lot more fun than a slow day waiting for trout.” Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Cassandra Lewis laughs after rolling over at the bottom of a hill Feb. 15 at Pettengill Park in Auburn, while sledding with her daughter, Natalie. “We have a small hill in our backyard, but that was getting old,” Cassandra said, “so we came here for the first time this year.” Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Bates College student Grace Biddle watches fried and classmate Jack Cantor rip it up Feb. 15 after climbing to the top of Mount David on the Lewiston campus and skiing through the trees. Students are back on campus but not allowed to socialize inside, so many have taken to the outdoors. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Gwendolyn Lacombe ties a scarf to a bench Feb. 18 at Kennedy Park in Lewiston. She and two other members of St. Michael’s Church Youth Group of Auburn tied scarves to structures in the park for those who need them. Each had a note attached that reads, “Free, please take if you are cold.” Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Bambi Williams assembles oatmeal cream pies Feb. 17 at her Mechanic Falls kitchen. Williams opened Baked By Bambi in October and is moving soon to a storefront. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Nick Page takes advantage of the clear skies Feb.17 to clean his pickup truck in South Paris at the self-serve Power Rain Car Wash on Main Street. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Sara Hinson gives Careene Littlefield a haircut Feb.14 at the Winter Wellness Shelter in Lewiston as part of a Valentine’s Day event. Hinson, a full-time hairstylist, worked at the Armory Shelter last spring when salons were closed by state mandate. The beauty treatments preceded on-site job interviews, giving guests of the shelter a boost before meeting potential employers. Fourteen guests received haircuts, beard trims or manicures during the event. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Kevin Hodgkin does his regular skiing workout Feb. 14 at the Edward Little High School soccer field in Auburn. Hodgkin, an alumnus of the school, lives nearby and says he loves his Nordic skiing workouts. He also says he is looking forward to the upcoming snowfall. “Before we lost all the snow last time, I skied every day,” Hodgkin said. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Gwen Jordan, left, Avery MacKenzie, center, and Gwendolyn Lacombe, members of St. Michael’s Church Youth Group of Auburn, tie scarves Feb. 18 to the gazebo, benches, light posts and other structures at Kennedy Park in Lewiston. Intended for those in need, the several dozen scarves each had a note attached to let people know they were free. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo


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