100 years ago, 1916
Manager Bonneau of the Social Billiard Parlor invites all to inspect the new lunch counter which has been installed. The equipment is of the so-called western type permitting full view of all the cooking operations. At the parlor, last evening, Pelletier defeated Ramsey 100 to 91, in a pocket billiard tournament match.

50 years ago, 1966
To the accompaniment of Christmas music and song, and the flashing of batons of three groups of twirlerettes, the holiday season was ushered into Lewiston and Auburn Monday night with the lighting of the Christmas tree on the traffic island in Hulett Square, Lewiston. Waving his magic wand, Santa caused the hundreds of lights on the huge tree to shine forth. Santa arrived at the tree in an open convertible and a large crowd of youngsters was on hand awaiting the event. The lighting of the tree was the climax of a parade and brief ceremonies in the square. With his cry of a “Merry Christmas” and a wave of his hand, Santa caused the tree to glow in gold and white lights.

25 years ago, 1991
(Photo Caption) A big buddy/little buddy program is being initiated at Montello School, in which students “adopt” each other. Students in Jim Bazinet’s fourth-grade class and Jeanne Read’s first grade took the first step during a recent gathering in the school library. William Bechard, left, exchanged adoption certificates with Greg Letourneau. The buddies meet weekly and special activities are planned for each month throughout the school year.

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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