Earle Davis of Windham rides the chairlift to the start of the Fastest Runner Sledder in the Valley competition at Lost Valley in Auburn on Feb. 20. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

A solar field of 30,240 panels is seen on Feb 24 between Route 26, left, and Number Six Road, foreground, in Oxford. The project on 38.5 acres is owned by TGL Oxford and being developed by Dirigo Solar. It’s 85% complete and is expected to be online this spring. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Sarah Parsons of Lewiston walks Thursday, Feb. 25 in Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary in Lewiston. “This is the first time in a while that I have been able to get out and focus on spirituality because the world is so busy all the time,” the writer and rap artist said. Parsons said she hiked a lot with family when she was a child. “It’s nice to focus on what life is about. It’s just so nice that the sun happens to be out.” Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Wyatt Hathaway of Leavitt Area High School passes the ball over the middle to Joziah Learned (1) during the Wednesday, Feb. 24th game against Mountain Valley in Turner. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Lori Galford of Naples and Jesse Coulombe of Poland chat Wednesday, Feb. 24 while sitting in the sun at Range Pond State Park in Poland. “That sun feels just heavenly,” Galford said. “I’m ready for winter to be over,” Coulombe added. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

A beer-themed snowman gets a little sideways in a P.U.G., or Pop-Up Garden, on Bartlett Street between Pine and Walnut streets in Lewiston after an overnight snowstorm on Feb. 23. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Arthur Hughes struggled with a big pile of waterlogged, heavy snow on Feb 23 that was left halfway into the street by a plow truck swinging wide to avoid parked cars on both sides of his driveway. He wanted to remove as much as possible before it froze overnight.  Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Chuck Henry of Morrill shines the runners of his sled Feb. 20 prior to the first Fastest Runner Sledder in the Valley competition at Lost Valley in Auburn. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Kerry Merrifield, left, catches up with fellow runner sled racers Andrew Soule and Issac Soule on Feb. 20 before the Fastest Runner Sledder in the Valley competition at Lost Valley in Auburn. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo


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