LEWISTON — Mike Luciano will talk about Maine’s paper industry at the annual meeting of the Androscoggin Historical Society on Tuesday, May 22, at Marco’s Restaurant, 12 Mollison Way.

Maine’s paper industry has provided jobs and supported the economy of
many towns in the Androscoggin River Valley and elsewhere in the state for a long time. It constitutes a rich history for many communities.

Luciano’s life and the lives of his family have been intimately involved in the industry for more than 40 years. A resident of Jay, he is a retired human resources executive. He has worked domestically and been involved in projects internationally.

Luciano provides a broad overview of the industry, both temporally and from an international perspective. In recent years, he has become an amateur stand-up comedian, performing as “Father Guido of Chisholmore Falls.”

Luciano’s community service has included serving as chairman of Franklin
Memorial Hospital and Franklin Community Health Network; Greater Franklin
Development Council; and HR Committee for the Maine Pulp and Paper Association. He has served on boards and committees of KVCC and UMO. Luciano serves on the boards of Franklin Savings Bank, Pierce House and the North Star Ambulance Advisory Committee, and he volunteers at the Paper and Heritage Museum.

He will be accompanied by Sherry Judd, secretary of the board and past
president of the Paper and Heritage Museum, Livermore Falls. She will speak briefly on the museum.

The society’s annual business meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a social time. Tickets for the dinner, which starts at 6:30, are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. They must be reserved by Friday, May 18, by calling 207-784-0586.

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