100 years ago, 1916
Auto trucks are doing a rushing business this summer carrying parties to Taylor Pond. The bathing facilities at this resort are excellent and many are the people of the two cities who take advantage of this chance to cool off. And swimming is not the only attraction if one is to judge by the number of persons who have cottages on the shores of the pond. The colony on the west shore is growing fast and those who have no cottages are staying in tents pitched in the heart of the woods, which extend so near to the shore. Many businessmen are spending the weekend there and find it conducive to a complete rest.

50 years ago, 1966
An Auburn woman is the recipient of a note of acknowledgement from the Court of Her Majesty the Queen of Greece. The note written to acknowledge the gift of a small hand-made feathered owl to the little Crown Princess Alexia, for her birthday, has been received by Mrs. Edward Kilby, 65 School Street, Auburn. It is signed by D. Tsafos, the Marshal of the Court to H.M. the Queen. The owl left Auburn blessed by Rev. Soterios Alexopoulos of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Lewiston.

25 years ago, 1991
When Martel Summer School students of Lewiston went through airport security before a recent “trip to Hawaii,” they set every alarm ringing. “The security agents were great. They frisked everyone and the buzzer kept going off, over and over,” recalled head teacher Naomi Vaughan. It was just one part of a big adventure that actually took place in a classroom, prompted by a visit to the Portland International Jetport. After observing first-hand how an airport runs, the Martel youngsters were ready, willing and eager to try their hand at some “let’s pretend” overseas travel. That kind of experience is the hallmark of the pilot program being offered at Martel School this summer. Its goal is to “expand students’ language repertoire and broaden the experiences on which to build language,” Principal Joanne Lebel explained Tuesday.

The material in Looking Back is reproduced exactly as it originally appeared, although misspellings and errors made at that time may be edited.

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