100 years ago, 1910

The Ariel boys made their annual tour of the two cities Tuesday morning and in the evening made a one-night stand at City Hall, where they were met by over 2,000 of Lewiston and Auburn’s music lovers. And it is safe to say that when Ralph Howe had finished his drinking song after repeated encores and the last strains of the closing chorus had died away, there was not an unsatisfied person in the audience.

50 years ago, 1960

The formation of a sports parachute club is being planned in this area, it was reported last night.

George Mattor of Mechanic Falls, a former paratrooper, said that free parachute jumping instruction will be given Saturday at Twitchell’s Airport at Turner to anyone interested.

Giving the instruction will be Ellsworth Getchell of Belmont, Mass., a licensed jump master.

Instruction will be available all day at the Turner airport, but jumping will be dependent on proper weather conditions, Mattor said.

25 years ago, 1985

The Art of Black Dance and Music, a Maine humorist and a photographer will make coming back to school after spring vacation exciting for 2,300 Lewiston and Auburn schoolchildren.

The Art of Black Dance and Music from Boston begins two days of school performances on Monday. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Maine humorist Joe Perham of West Paris will work with students using performance and storytelling to teach writing, speaking and research skills. Photographer Jere De Waters will begin a six-day residency at East Auburn School Tuesday. He has been teaching black-and-white photography for 10 years.