Betina Cromwell takes photographs Aug. 21 of her children and their neighborhood friends as they play at Laurier T. Raymond Jr. Gateway Park on Main Street in Lewiston. “I live right across the bridge in Auburn,” Cromwell says. “There’s no place for the kids to cool off, so I dragged a bunch of the neighbors to go for an adventure and cool off.” Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Rose Lamontagne of Greene cleans the press box glass Aug. 21 during the Maine Nordiques training camp at The Colisée in Lewiston. The food and beverage manager for The Colisée was preparing for the fourth day of training camp, which began Aug. 18.  Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

A heated discussion occurs between two women Aug. 24 during a community safety forum at Robert V. Connors Elementary School in Lewiston. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Yogi Hiscock of Livermore communicates Aug. 24 with race car driver Dillon Moltz of New Sharon at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford. Moltz is on the track testing the car he will drive to try to qualify for the OPS 250. Hiscock is a member of Moltz’s pit crew. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Hot air balloons take to the sky Aug. 20 from Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston during the first successful launch of the three-day festival. Poor weather conditions forced cancellation of the previous four launches. See to watch several videos from the weekend. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Arbai Abdi, center, shows her moves Aug. 23 during an informal dance-off at the Pine Street Community Back2School Block Party. The popular event features face painting, a reptile display, a bounce house, free hot dogs and popcorn and balloon animals. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Therese Faucher, 12, right, and Abbey Thibodeau 7, join for a contra dance Aug. 25 at the Maine Museum of Innovation Learning and Labor at 35 Canal St. during the Art Walk in Lewiston. The dance is led by local fiddler Greg Boardman, who is backed up by fellow folk musicians. The Maine MILL does a movement-based workshop on the final Friday of every month, timing the final Art Walk with an African dance workshop. Continuing through the winter, the museum will offer movement-based workshops, including a hip-hop dance workshop focusing on learning Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

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