100 years ago: 1918

Lewiston stores will be closed New Years Day, this was decided at a meeting of the Ad Men’s bureau Monday morning in the Chamber of Commerce rooms. There were twelve or fifteen members present as the two-hour discussion took place. Not all the members were in favor at the start, for closing, but the movement was made unanimous before the close of the meeting. It was felt that Lewiston should join Portland, Bangor and other Maine cities on New Years Day as a matter of local pride. The banks and the post office are closed, as it is a legal holiday. It was also voted to keep the stores open Tuesday evening, New Year’s Eve. Several members who could not be present telephoned or were telephoned to agreed to abide by the decision of the meeting.

50 years ago: 1968

The Twin County 4H Junior Leaders will hold their annual Christmas Roller Skating Party at the New Auburn Rollodrome, Monday, Dec. 30, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., County Extension Service Agent Paul Dow reported Friday night. Members, leaders and their parents are welcome to attend the event. Dow reported Miss Linda Libby, advisor of the Junior Leaders’ Association, will be holding a meeting with the Junior Leaders during the evening.

25 years ago: 1993

Outdoor skating rinks in Auburn are expected to be open this week according to Leroy Walker of the Auburn Parks Department. Flooding of the softball field at Pettingill Park will be continuing until Tuesday and it is hoped the facility will ready for public skating by Wednesday. The two rinks at Walton Field, one for hockey and the other for public skating, are expected to be ready by Friday, Walker said. There is no fee for these rinks which are open during the daylight hours.

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