Axel Redstone, 12, of Boy Scout Troop 121 hauls a Christmas tree Jan.8 from a house in Auburn. Troop 121, which has collected trees at the curbside for the past 10 years, provides youth with physical, mental and emotional challenges in a safe scouting environment. The curbside tree collection is the troop’s largest fundraiser of the year. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Lisa Day, left, and Kusow Omar arm wrestle Jan. 13 on a donated children’s table inside a Lewiston apartment. Employees and volunteers from Maine Immigrant & Refugee Services prepared an apartment Thursday for a woman from Afghanistan and her two children. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Hunter Merryman of Mount Ararat/Lisbon/Morse and Miles Frenette of St. Dominic Academy crash to the ice Jan. 12 in Lewiston. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

A man walks Jan. 11 across the Longley Bridge, between Lewiston and Auburn, as the temperature hovers near zero. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Garrett Brown, left, tries to stop his sled Jan. 12 after seeing Sam Smith-Poulin, right, take a spill behind Peace of Mind Childcare in Poland. Allie Manchester is waiting to be pulled behind Brown as Logan Brienza waits his turn. They and a few other children are playing under the watchful eye of staff members. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Jason Richards, back, gives his son, Bradley, a ride back to shore Jan. 12 on their ATV, after pulling their ice cabin, background, onto Norway Lake. “We can’t wait until the weekend, when we will finally get a chance to get out there and fish,” Jason Richards says while loading the four-wheeler onto a trailer in the parking lot at Lake Pennesseewassee Park. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Nicole Nason lifts her daughter, Emily, to dunk a basketball during the Jan. 11 pre-K ballers program at the Lewiston Armory, put on by the Lewiston Recreation Department. At right is Emily’s friend and preschool classmate, Naya Johnson, of Auburn. It was the second week of a six-week program at which parents participate with their children. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

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