The week in photos: schooling in the aisle, scooter and plane rehabilitation

With warm temperatures on April 6, India Randall is taking her students outdoors for their homeschooling. His nephew, Kinsley Foglietta, forms sounds from combinations of letters as Randall’s daughter, Chloe, waits her turn in her family’s driveway in Turner. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

David Chidraoui rides April 7 along Bartlett Street in Lewiston with his 3-year-old son, Nathaniel, en route to the FunZ trampoline park at 40 East Ave. “When I drive this around town, I feel like a kid again.” said Chidraoui. Daryn Slover/Sun Diary

Doreen Jordan sorts dresses and formal dresses April 5 at the Woman’s Literary Union at 19 Elm St. in Auburn. Members of the organization collected over 350 gowns and over 200 gowns that were available on April 9 during the 9th Annual Fairy Godmother Prom Gown Giveaway. “Everything from princess dresses to the little black dress,” says Jordan, the event’s chairman. “Not everyone can afford prom dresses.” Daryn Slover/Sun Diary

As former fire chief William St. Michel, center back row, and others vote April 2 at the town’s annual town hall meeting at Durham Community School, the grandchildren de St. Michel, seated next to him, focus on their portable devices. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Kathleen and Richard Judkins from Norway walk into their kitchen on April 6 for the first time in over a month. The couple were moved to a motel to give volunteers time to renovate and clean the house. The couple were surviving the winter with a broken furnace and buying firewood by the bundle when Danielle Wadsworth was brought home by her mother, Connie Sessions, while delivering wood. Wadsworth, who has many connections in the community, took on the project to repair and clean up the couple’s home. Andrée Kehn/Sun Journal

Isabella Ayer, 12, tries on a pair of see-through frames April 4 at Lewiston Middle School’s auditorium. The Maine Education Association’s Benefits Trust program provides free eye exams, eye exams and eyeglasses to more than 5,000 Lewiston students. “Clear frames are popular this year with kids,” says Stephanie DuBois, public relations manager at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Each student tested who needs glasses can choose their frame. A mobile laboratory set up outside the school creates the eyeglasses. A majority of students are able to get new glasses and new prescriptions by the end of the day. Andrée Kehn/Sun Journal

Ali Poulin of Norway dismantles parts April 7 from the plane behind her at Oxford County Regional Airport as she prepares the plane for priming and painting. Poulin works for Mosher Aviation Services, which operates an aircraft refurbishment business at the airport. Andrée Kehn/Sun Journal

Auburn firefighter Aaron Warner looks at the charred remains April 3 of the badly damaged home at 36 Old Farm Hill Road. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal


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