100 years ago, 1912
Under the auspices of Knox Post, G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) of Lewiston, exercises will be held at seven o’clock, Sunday evening, at Music Hall. George S. McCarthy, esq., of Lewiston, a Spanish War veteran, wil deliver the address and music will be by an augmented orchestra, Four reels of moving pictures, appropriate to the occasion, will be shown. The pictures will include “Mid the Cannon’s Roar,” “Minute-Man” and “Washington’s Relic.” Admission will be free, Manager Bibber having given the veterans the free use of the hall.
50 years ago, 1962
This June 16, the Edward Little High School Band will start on its way to Mason City, Iowa. It will be a ten-day trip. When arriving at the Music Man Festival, all bands will do straight marching in a mile and a quarter long parade. Later the bands will be in drill competition. Asked for reactions to the upcoming trip, Eddie Spooner said, “It will be fun, and it will give us a chance to display our talents as high school musicians and to meet different people and to play under the direction of Meredith Willson (composer of the Broadway hit show, “The Music Man”).
25 years ago, 1987
Fifth-graders from the Hartford-Sumner Elementary School traveled to Winthrop Monday to see the progress of the sculpture being readied for their school. Ron Cross of Winthrop is sculpting, not with hammer, chisel and stone, but with welder and steel, a one-ton sundial which will grace the courtyard of the new addition to the school sometime next fall. Commissioning of the sculpture by the Maine Arts Commission came through a process of meetings, proposal solicitation, review and final selection.