Marine Corps League to hold meeting

LEWISTON — Marine Corps League Central Maine Detachment 810 will host its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. The meeting will take place at the Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave.

All Marines, FMF corpsman and Navy chaplains are invited. Anyone interested in Marines Helping Veterans is also invited to attend. Members will be involved in supporting veterans and organizations such as Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris, Honor Flight Maine and Betsy Ann Ross House of Hope. 

Androscoggin Valley Retirees to meet

LEWISTON — The members of the Androscoggin Valley Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Governors Restaurant. The Androscoggin Retirees are members of MSEA SEIU Local 1989.

Any public service retirees are welcome to join the meeting. Any retired public employee can join the union as well. Everyone is responsible to purchase their own lunch and all bringing a nonperishable food item and an unwrapped toy. The food and toys will be given to Safe Voices to assist families at Christmas.

FMI: call Penny Whitney-Asdourian at 207-450-1746.

Sabattus Seniors to hold Christmas party

LEWISTON — The Sabattus Seniors Christmas party will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, at C.J. Hall on Webster Street.

The cost is $13 and payment in advance is required as dues need to be paid. Dues for the coming year were due in October. Payments can be made by contacting Pauline at 207-375-4037 by Nov. 30. Entertainment will be provided by Tony Morin.

Cribbage results for week of Nov. 15

LEWISTON — Lewiston Senior Cribbage League results are: First place, Pat Harrington and Bob LaPlante; second place, Fran St. Pierre and Roger St. Pierre; third place, Terry Parent and Pauline Quimby; fourth place, Gloria Johnson and Ceclia Treworgy; and fifth place, Ike LeCompte and Gerry Roy.

Society hears transatlantic cable history

HEBRON — Author Mary Cowan recently spoke to the Hebron Historical Society and detailed her extensive research on the history of laying the first transatlantic telegraph cable between the United States and Europe.
 
With his concept of revolutionizing communications with Europe, Cyrus Fields, a wealthy paper industry businessman, proposed the idea of connecting the continents through Newfoundland with the new telegraph and Morse Code method of communication.
 
After several financial setbacks, broken cables and ship failures Cyrus finally achieved his goal with communications in 1858. The Civil War however delayed the implementation of a more reliable cable system. Cowan recently published her “child friendly” book, “Cyrus Field’s Big Dream,” to detail his remarkable accomplishment.

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