100 Years Ago: 1921

The annual outing of the Women’s  Literary Union of Androscoggin County was held Tuesday at New Gloucester. Sixty-five ladies were at the dinner, which was served at 12:30, standard time, in the town hall. It was in charge of the Ladles’ Circle of the Congregational Church, and the hall was prettily arranged, the color scheme being purple and yellow. Purple and yellow iris and yellow roses were used in profusion, and there were many other garden flowers. The menu included delicious salads, scallops, assorted cakes, fresh strawberries and coffee.

50 Years Ago: 1971

Members of The Maine Marine Explorer’s Scuba Club will explore several possible shipwreck sites Sunday near the outer Casco Bay islands. The group has located 14 wrecks so far this year. State Sen. Donald J. Bernard, club president, said with Sunday’s group of about 25 experienced divers they expect to find a few more sunken wrecks.

25 Years Ago: 1996

The Auburn Community Band will kick off its summer series of outdoor evening concerts in downtown Auburn  Wednesday at 7 pm. The performance will be the first of 10 weekly programs to be offered by the band at the Great Falls  Plaza. These free concerts take place each Wednesday, weather permitting, in the courtyard next to the Dunlap building on Court Street. As in the past, the band will present a different program of music each week. The opening night concert will feature new music never before performed by the band. Future shows will each have a special theme according to band director Milt Simon.

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