100 Years Ago: 1921

Work is being rushed on the substantial building being created by the Wade & Dunton Co, on Park Street to accommodate their increasing business in Ford cars. Four stories high with a front of 100 feet or more and finished in buff brick. It is an attractive building and a credit to the builders. Large plate glass windows have been installed on the lower floor and the sash of the others are steel. A saw-tooth roof and a fireproof construction are among other features. The first floor will be devoted to salesroom purposes and accessory departments, and the second floor to repair work.

50 Years Ago: 1971

Modeling will be the topic of a meeting of Androscoggin and Sagadahoc  County 4-H clubs in the Central Maine Power Co. Hall on Main Street in Lewiston, Monday evening at 7:30. Mrs. Sandra Jacques of Auburn and Mrs. Anita Chicoine of Lewiston will work with the girls who are to be participating in the County Style Dress Revue  on March 27 at Walton Junior High School. Special emphasis will be given to the senior, junior and state dressmakers, but any girls, leaders or parents are invited to attend the meeting. On March 23, skirts and  dresses will be judged on construction of the articles by women from the two counties.

25 Years Ago: 1996

Jason LaFrance, a Lewiston High School junior, is interning at the Lewiston Housing Authority through the Maine Career Advantage plan administered by the Central Maine Technical College. LaFrance will continue as an intern with the program through May 1998, dealing with all phases of public housing. He is considering a career in public service or some field of business management. The Maine Career Advantage program, developed in 1992, in statewide “school-to-work transition” program that makes business partners in the education programs beginning in their junior year, and students work for a business over  two-and-a-half-year period, combining  what they learn at school with what learn at work, mastering a variety of skills. They work and go to school from the second semester of their junior year through high school graduation and a year at one of the state’s seven technical colleges, where they work full-time during the summer and 20 hours a week during the academic year.

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