100 Years Ago: 1921

An informal opening of the Martindale Country Club will be held on Wednesday afternoon and evening, August 17. This was decided yesterday, when the Board of Governors met and elected officers. Thomas C. White is the first president, and E.K. Bly is secretary-treasurer. The Board of Governors appointed William T. Moran, Charles A. Litchfield, and E.K. Bly as a committee to make arrangements for the informal opening. Members of the club and their guests will be welcomed at Martindale the afternoon and evening of Aug. 17. A dance in the new hall will be a feature of the evening.

50 Years Ago: 1971

From buggy to truck in 46 years — that’s just one of the changes experienced by those who deliver the mail, over the decades, The carriage, drawn by a single horse, was used by Elwin Hodgkin, 70, of Mount Auburn Avenue, Auburn, when he started out as a contract mail carrier in 1925. Still on a route today, he is seen as he picks up the mail at the Lewiston Post Office, now using a truck and all the modern conveniences it affords.

25 Years Ago: 1996

Seventy students from throughout New England have converged on Hebron Academy this week to practice color guard drills and learn new percussion techniques as part of the third New England Percussion and Colorguard Association summer camp. Antoine Blalark of Pennsylvania has been working  with a group of teens in an advanced drill class.

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