100 Years Ago: 1921

The Country Club which Lewiston and Auburn have been asking about for many months will be organized at the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce rooms on the evening of July 22nd, according to notices which have been mailed to the subscribers in the Martindale Holding Corporation which purchased the property and organized golf links, tennis courts, club house and dance room on the old Martin farm in Auburn.

50 Years Ago: 1971

Striking telephone company workers returned with a picket line this morning at the Lewiston office of the New England Telephone Co. on Ash Street and at the telephone company garage on Park Street. At noon the situation was the same as yesterday, according to Reginald Meyers, local telephone company business manager. The difference however was that the pickets did not leave the area as they did yesterday at 11:30. At mid afternoon the picket line was still there and the employees who honored it were not being escorted back to work as was the case yesterday.

25 Years Ago: 1996

The owners of Oxford Pine Products in Norway consider themselves lucky indeed to have been selected to showcase one of their products before a television audience of about 60 million on the QVC cable shopping network in September. They knew, after all, that when Christian Ridge Pottery of Paris featured its ceramic apple baker on the QVC show last year the pottery sold 2,300 items in two and a half minutes. After the huge success of last year’s three-hour live QVC broadcast in Maine, in which most of the 20 Maine-made products immediately sold out and sales totaled $1.1 millon, the national QVC network has chosen Maine as one of 10 states it will feature this year in a weeklong series of live broadcasts called the Quest for America’s Beat: The Discovery Tour.” Tim Paul, who with his parents Maurice and Betty Paul own Oxford Pine Products, will be interviewed on the show during Maine Week. Sept. 8 to 14, when 60 or more Maine-made products will be featured during 20 hours of live broadcasts that have the enthusiastic endorsement of Gov. Angus King.

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