Volunteer coach Justin Bragdon prepares his team to compete Aug. 3 during the youth track and field meet at Lewiston High School. Bragdon helps the Lewiston Recreation track & field program, one of five teams to compete during the qualifier for the state championships, which are scheduled for next Saturday at Cony High School in Augusta. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Muna Ali, left, and Samaya Mohamed stand July 31 on Knox Street in Lewiston, where two men were fatally shot a day earlier. “Yesterday was a very sad day,” Ali says, adding that both victims were friends of her brothers. Adds Mohamed, “I hope it never happens again.” Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Becca Phelps holds her son, Allister, and cups, saucers and more July 29 as her daughter Louna, right, selects more items for the tea set she is collecting at the Androscoggin Grange No. 8 in Greene. The family is shopping at the first yard sale and bake sale fundraiser to help fund renovations to the building. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Lia Miniutti and her horse, Jazz, relax as they wait for their turn during the July 30 show jumping competition at Sassy Strides Equestrian in Lisbon. Several dozen people take part in the New England Jumpers Association Summer Hunter/Jumper Festival II event. Ribbons are awarded in various age and skill levels. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Cynthia Peters talks with Abdilahi Abdi while helping to pick up trash Aug. 2 at the Franklin Athletic Complex in Lewiston. Megan Bates of the Lewiston Public Works Department and Nicole Welch of Lewiston Recreation organized a community gathering to gauge interest in forming a Friends of Franklin Pasture group, or FOFP, that would help maintain and keep an eye on the athletic fields at Lewiston High School. Vandalism at the complex has prompted discussion on limiting field usage to only school athletic teams, and closing the fields to the public. More than 30 people participated in the Aug. 2 cleanup and showed interest in forming FOFP to keep the fields open to the public. “I am very excited about the turnout,” Welch says. Information from the event is scheduled to be shared Aug. 15 with the Lewiston City Council. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Dexter Morin, left, helps Zane Deletetsky tune Deletetsky’s guitar Aug. 1 in a hallway at the Great Falls Performing Arts Center in Auburn during the 17th annual Camp of Rock. Both men are from Auburn. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

A great golden digger wasp lands Aug. 4 on a hydrangea on Whitney Street in Auburn. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

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