100 years ago, 1917
Housewives are encouraged to enroll for valuable work along practical lines. A meeting in the interest of food conservation will be held in the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce rooms Saturday forenoon, at the call of the County campaign manager, H. A. Free. The State manager, W. B. Moore, gave a forceful address showing the need of saving food for the Allies, not so much by more economy as by using substitutes in the menu for the things which must be sent abroad, such as wheat. It is suggested that no butter be used in cooking.

50 years ago, 1967
A well-known service station and car-rental firm presently located in Lewiston’s urban renewal area will soon be moving to new quarters. Reports that Spofford Chevron Station at 135 Bates St. will relocate in a new building to be constructed off Bartlett Street, Lewiston, were confirmed recently by the owner, Noel T. Ouellette. Ouellette said the building will be 40 by 60 feet. In connection with his service station business, Ouellette has the franchise for Avis Rent A-Car, and this, too, will be housed in the new quarters.

25 years ago, 1992
The annual fall open house at Opportunity Farm for Boys attracted several thousand visitors Sunday to share the beauty and bounty of the 1992 harvest, officials said. The farm has been a home for Maine boys since 1910. Hayrides and tours to the animal barns and gardens highlighted the day. Along with pony rides and the gift of pumpkins and squash to take home, a chicken barbecue dinner prepared by the volunteers of New Gloucester’s Fire Department were among activities of the afternoon
open house. A picture-perfect fall day colored by an autumn paintbrush of orange, gold and red greeted the public to the summit of Gloucester Hill with its commanding view to the east. Today the working farm is home to 14 boys who range from the ages 10 through 18, said Ron Scott, executive director for the farm. The farm is fashioned after the famous Boy’s Town family model.

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