• In the choice of colors for the spring of 1908, fashion seems less capricious and more utilitarian than for many a long time. It was blue last fall, and it’s to be blue again this spring – blue, however, in many fascinating shades, such as canard blue, which is duck blue, a very lovely delicate shade. Copenhagen blue continues in a fashionable favor, and navy blue and royal blue for every day wear are looked upon as reliable, good-style colors.

• The ice harvesting at Cobbosseecontee is completed for the season, the last cakes having been housed the first of the week. The ice in the lake is now said to be 22 inches in thickness and as clear as crystal, with not a particle of sap in it.

50 years ago, 1958

• From high chairs and hardware to tools and towels, the Twin City Shopper’s Center will have a big line of merchandise on display when the new Lewiston store holds its grand opening at 9 a.m. today. The store, which occupies the former site of Twin Cities Motor Co. at Park and Oak streets, will feature savings in more than a dozen different departments.

• Members of the cast and production staff of “Our Town” were given a party at the Community Little Theater Association clubhouse on Sylvan Avenue, Lewiston, Wednesday evening, following the final performance of the play at the ELHS auditorium.

25 years ago, 1983

• Adams Russell Cablevision, supplier of cable-television services to Lewiston-Auburn and area towns, will increase its subscription rates beginning April 1. The rates will increase an average of 50 cents for the basic service, going from $10 for subscribers in most towns to $10.50 for everyone.

• For many of the last 21 years, Auburn’s Lost Valley Ski Area closed on the Sunday closest to March 15. This year, that Sunday would be March 13. However, unlike many other years, this ski season has been hurt by warm weather and a lack of precipitation that has not only hurt business but will apparently close Lost Valley early.


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