About 50 marchers cross Longley Memorial Bridge over the Androscoggin River on Oct. 16 during the L/A Pride March. After gathering at Festival Plaza in Auburn, the group marched to Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston, where this year’s theme was “Out and Spooky.” The event was also a celebration of National Coming Out Day. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Volleyball players Abigail Beaucage, left, and Sage Cormier of Lewiston High School react Oct. 21 after Lewiston won the second set against Portland High School. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Gianna DeVivo, left, of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School and Grace Bell of Mt. Blue High School compete Oct. 19 for the ball in Farmington. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

A kindergarten student waters an Asian pear tree Oct. 19 at Robert V. Connors Elementary School in Lewiston. Shelley Kruszewski, right, of ReTreeUS helps students plant 12 fruit trees at the school. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Gage Berry, front, splashes through a mud puddle Oct. 17 at Hemond’s MX & Offroad Park on Woodman Hill Road in Minot during the sportsman 1 1/2-hour race, part of the UTVRR Rally Rush race series. The race has drivers speeding around the track and through the woods on an 8-mile loop. A 2 1/2-hour pro race followed. The races are the last in a five-event series in the growing sport. A winter event is being planned, according to organizers. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Samari, 10, teaches her mother, Michele Webb, how to play chess Oct. 20 at their house in Lewiston. Webb says she home-schooled her daughter last year, but the two decided public school was a better fit, so Samari is back at school this year. The girl learned to play chess as part of her home schooling, and continues to enjoy the game. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Kiran Chapman shapes the handle Oct. 19 of a Heritage 34-inch fire poker at Wicks Forge in Pownal. The forge began selling items on Etsy after the COVID-19 pandemic closed the craft show circuit. Chapman says the Etsy sales have sparked a significant increase in business. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Delilah Taylor of Bethel, 5, crosses the pedestrian bridge Oct. 20 over the Androscoggin River with her father, Myles Felch. Taylor has ridden her bicycle only five times before this ride, and, after a couple of wobbly starts, cruised across the bridge. “We wanted to get on the bikes while the weather was still nice,” Felch says. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Edward Little High School’s Lexi Kelsea, left, and Lewiston High School’s Leah Landry collide Oct. 16 as they battle for a goal kick during a soccer match in Auburn. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

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