100 Years Ago: 1921

The 79th exhibition of the Oxford County Agricultural Society will be held on their grounds between Norway and South Paris, Sept. 20, 21 and 22. If the weather is unfavorable, the fair will be carried forward throughout the week. The program includes a baby show, several  good trots and paces, drawing horses, baseball games and a band concert.

50 Years Ago: 1971

The Auburn-Lewiston Maine Marine Explorers Skin Diving Club will hold its first fall meeting tonight at the Auburn Lewiston YMCA, The meeting beginning at 6:45 pm. is open to all persons interested in taking scuba diving lessons or joining the Explorers Club. Registrations for the ten-week, 82-hour course, beginning Sept. 23, are now being taken. The scuba class which is directed by; Marcel Corriveau and Donald J. Bernard, both certified instructors. has a limited enrollment of 12 students. A field trip to Casco Bay on Sept.26 will be discussed at the meeting.

25 Years Ago: 1996

The first-ever Asthma Health Fair will be held Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:30p.m. in Lepage Conference Center, 99 Campus Ave., St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. “We’re planning a day of fun for adults and kids,” said Maryann Cormier, an asthma instructor and one of the coordinators of the Asthma Fair, “but we’re also going to present some important information about asthma and how to manage the condition.” The Asthma Fair is designed for asthmatics and their families, teachers, coaches, school nurses or for anyone working with people who have asthma. There will be games and face painting for children, prize drawings and displays with information and equipment that can help asthmatics. Guest speakers include George Vraney.  MD, pulmonologist and allergy specialist, who will discuss “Asthma and Allergies.” at 10 a.m.; Richard Kahn. MD. pulmonologist, “Exercise-Induced Asthma” at 11:15 a.m.; Andrew Carey, MD. allergist, “Managing Your Asthma”  at 1 p.m.; and Linda Glass, MD, pediatrician, “Asthma in Children ” at 2:15 pm. The Asthma Fair is offered to the public and is sponsored by various pharmaceutical companies and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s Open  Airways Asthma Program.

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