Great Falls on the Androscoggin River between Auburn, background left, and Lewiston is usually dry this time of year. However, water cascading over the falls at near flood level Aug. 9 from recent heavy rains was spectacular as seen from Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Bri Michaud pushes a stroller with her child, Addison, during the Aug. 5 annual Safe Voices 5K/10K Race for Survivors event at Bates College in Lewiston. Before having her baby, she was an avid runner and wanted to get back into racing again while doing it for a good cause. Visit to view dozens more photos from the event. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Meagen Peavey gallops through the course Aug. 5 on her horse, Playboy, during the National Barrel Horse Association Maine District 01 barrel race at the Topsham Fairgrounds. Visit to view dozens more photos from the event. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Amy Thibault walks over a partially submerged walkway Aug. 11 on a stroll through the Sherwood Forest Conservation Area between South Main and Broad streets in New Auburn while searching for mushrooms. The heavy rain lately has left many areas soggy with standing water, unusual for late August. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Lawrence Metzger, right, delivers a mattress Aug. 11 to Nsambu Molosenga at his Lewiston apartment as part of a collaboration between the Root Cellar, Community Clinical Service and the SHARECenter. Molosenga is a recent asylum-seeker from Angola where he made his living as a taxi driver. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Amber Bissonnette prepares her classroom Aug. 10 at Elm Street School in Mechanic Falls. She has taught kindergarten there for nine years and is looking forward to welcoming some of her former kindergarteners into her fifth grade class. Classes start Aug. 30 for kindergarten to seventh grade and ninth grade. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Ian Guzman, top right, casts a long shadow Aug. 6 during the first round of the annual Maine Mini Golf Open at Tabers in Auburn. It is the second year Guzman and his mother, bottom right, have played. Several dozen golfers are vying for $500 for first place, $300 for second place or $100 for third place in the 54-hole (three rounds) individual stroke play format at Tabers Mini Golf, Driving Range, Restaurant & Ice Cream at 470 Lake Shore Drive, overlooking Lake Auburn. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

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