Many snowshoe tracks crossed the fields of Lewiston and Auburn yesterday for the enthusiasts of the sport got out bright and early. The snow is still light for good walking but in another day or so with the sun and wind should be packed hard and afford excellent walking. Fences are not much of a bother as the snow is so deep that one on snowshoes can easily step over most any of them.

50 years ago, 1959

The newly-formed Lewiston High School Riding Club met last night at the Thurstonia Riding Arena for a business session and the election of officers.

Carol Alpren was named president, and Mary Jane Finn, vice president.

The club, a co-educational group, is divided into three classes, beginners, intermediates and advanced, and is just one of the many young people’s clubs who are showing a renewed interest in horses and riding. While they feature riding in the English style, they also plan to study the care and training of horses as well as drill riding.

The club meets at 6:30 p.m. every Sunday at the arena.

25 years ago, 1984

Lewis Incze, a professor of sociology and author, spoke before members of the Auburn Art Club this week.

In developing his topic, “Art and Creative Writing,” Incze spoke of the true, the good and the beautiful in our culture, with science offering a basis for existence. He said the constant demand for novelty in artistic and scientific development may result in a reduced level of cultural growth.

Incze is the 1983 recipient of the Arpad Academy Gold Medal Award for his autobiography, “Foot Prints on Destiny Lane.” The author read excerpts, both tragic and comic, from his most recent book, “Once Upon a Maine Island.”

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