100 Years Ago: 1921

Mrs. E.L. Tebbetts and Mrs. Emery Bailey will entertain the Auburn Art Club at the home of Mrs. Tebbetts on Shepley Street, Auburn this afternoon. This is to be a Colonial meeting and the members are asked to wear appropriate costumes.

50 Years Ago: 1971

The Lewiston High School gymnasium was the scene of a Coronation Ball dance held, Friday evening. Three students were named to royalty as the Winter Carnival Queen and her princesses were chosen. Miss Sandra Ward, daughter  of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ward was crowned Senior Queen, and the Misses Sandra Boucher and Sandra Wilson were chosen as Junior and Sophomore Princesses. Miss Ward received three long stemmed red roses, and the two princesses were given single long stemmed yellow roses. Robert Cote, senior class president, officiated at the coronation and also presented awards to the runners of various carnival events. Dancing occupied the remainder of the evening.

25 Years Ago: 1996

A Damariscotta painter is busy transforming new sheetrock walls of a Bates Mill restaurant into scenes that conjure up a time when the mill was  teeming with textile workers. “Most are going to be period pieces when the mill was in its heyday,” Glen Chadbourne, 36, explained of the nostalgic murals he’s painting inside Da Vinci’s. Chadbourne has been at work inside the building brick-oven  pizzeria and Italian eatery for three weeks and will continue painting until it’s expected opening in early April. Comic book artist by trade, Chadbourne has painted murals on restaurants from Maine to Florida, including dancing arachnids in the Barking Spider and a cat and faux window at the Great Impasta, in Brunswick. He has worked with horror-meister Stephen King and published his own comic series “Chillville” and “Farmer Field’s Horror Harvest.” The whimsical features of the people in his murals have more in common with the hyperbole of cartoons than with the realism of a Wyeth or Homer.

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