Clara Heifets, 2, dances with her mother, Danielle, as guitarist Bennett Konesni of the group Drivetrain plays bluegrass music during the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences’ first Maine Maple Friday in Fairfield. The event, which was staged at the school’s sugar shack, featured demonstrations, the boiling of sap for maple syrup, student-produced maple syrup for sale, and student displays.

Ice harvested from river water was displayed during the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences’ first Maine Maple Friday in Fairfield. The event, which was staged at the school’s sugar shack, featured demonstrations, the boiling of sap for maple syrup, student-produced maple syrup for sale, and student displays.

Jarrett Bearor pours sap into an evaporator while monitoring the temperature of maple syrup being made during the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences’ first Maine Maple Friday event at the Fairfield school. Teacher and agricultural specialist Jeff Chase is shown at right. Bearor, a graduate of the school, volunteered at the event. The event, which was staged at the school’s sugar shack, featured demonstrations, live music, the boiling of sap for maple syrup, student-produced maple syrup for sale, and student displays.

Guitarist Bennett Konesni, left, and fiddle player Edward Howe of the group Drivetrain play bluegrass music Friday during the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences’ first Maine Maple Friday event in Fairfield.


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