WinteRush up close

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p-winterush_sculpture-021109.jpgPortland’s WinteRush 2009 began last Friday night with the opening of the snow sculpture tent. This more than 30-foot creation featured a diver and chest, turtles , dolphins and a sea walrus, which captured the attention of a young viewer. (Michael Barriault photo)
p-winterush_snowball-021109.jpgMild weather on Saturday produced large turnouts at all the venues for WinteRush. Snowball fights were a big hit at Lincoln Park. (Michael Barriault photo)
p-winterush_dip-021109.jpgThe “Freezin’ for a Reason” Maine Polar Dip event raised $20,000 for Camp Sunshine during WinteRush. (Michael Barriault photo)

Editor of The Forecaster; prior reporting/editing gigs at Automotive Age magazine, Daily News of Los Angeles, Biddeford Journal Tribune; Syracuse U. Orange-bleeder; lifelong NY Yankees fan, longtime resident of Red Sox Nation.