Mt. Ararat High School’s Bryce Holden tries to clear the bar during the pole vault event during the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Large School Championship on May 27 at Lewiston High School. He finished second. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Mandolinist Matt Consul cheers for a solo performance by his wife and violinist Katherine Liccardo during the Oasis of Music finale May 31 at The Church at Trinity Commons in Lewiston. The couple performed together for the last show of the Oasis of Music 2022-23 season, which features musicians every Wednesday from September through May. The multipurpose space will feature various events throughout the summer including a labyrinth walk during the summer solstice June 21. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Gary LaBonte, who was born and raised on the Sabattus farm that has been in his family since 1942, uses a tedder May 30 to turn over hay to hasten drying. He said hay needs heat and water to grow. “It’s growing pretty good,” he said. “I take care of a little bit of God’s country right here.” Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Andrew Anketell chalks the first base line June 1 at Sweetser Field at the Auburn Suburban Baseball & Softball Complex. Anketell of the Auburn Public Works Department is preparing the field for an Auburn Middle School softball game later in the afternoon. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Tommy Elgarresta lies on the grass at the Bates College quad May 28 during the 2023 Bates Commencement on the Lewiston campus. He came from Miami to watch his cousin graduate, but wasn’t interested in the speeches. His cousin, Brendan Cronin from Cape Cod, pets Willow, taking a rest as its owner was there to watch her niece graduate. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Lorelai Birt of Sabattus opens her water bottle Monday after walking in the Memorial Day parade in Sabattus with Girl Scout Troop 1545. She took a sip while watching the ceremony in the town square after the parade. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Branden Staples kept police at bay for about eight hours on May 28 while on the roof of the Pastime Club at 45 Cedar St. in Lewiston. See to watch a video of the scene. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Edward Little High School seniors Nick Welborn, left, and Anthony Harris wait for their ride May 31 in front of Heathco’s Pizza & Variety in Auburn. Seniors had graduation practice at the school before visiting Auburn Middle School and their former elementary schools in the cap and gowns. Heathco’s is a common place where rides will pick up students. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

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