100 Years Ago: 1921

The big organ for St. Michael’s church, Auburn, arrived late last week, and work on installation is now being hurried to a finish. It is expected that the organ will first be heard a week from the coming Sunday.

50 Years Ago: 1971

The First Auburn Senior Citizens have been invited to attend the dedication of St. Philip’s Church at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Aug 29.

25 Years Ago: 1996

Humor, hints, recipes, astronomy, weather forecasts and a little activism are the ingredients for the 1997 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac, which hits newsstands Tuesday. According to editor Peter Geiger, nearly 5 million copies of the venerable almanac are sold or given away around the world. Its mix of anecdotes, tips, recipes and predictions mean the almanac is really a great almanac this year,” said Geiger. “There are lots of good hints and recipes, lots of things I think everyone in the family can relate to.” Then there’s the feature for which the almanac is best known, its weather predictions. Fearless forecaster Caleb Weatherbee says the winter of 1996-87 will be noted more for its cold temperatures than its snow accumulations.

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