100 Years Ago: 1921

Chef Voyer — everybody knows him — is back in Lewiston after a successful season at Island Park, and announces that he will reopen the Exchange Hotel dining room on Tuesday.

50 Years Ago: 1971

An interesting talk on Maine was given by Robert Monks of Cape Elizabeth Wednesday morning when the Auburn-Lewiston Kiwaniannes were entertained at a 9 coffee at the home of Mrs. Rower Morin on Hampton Street, Auburn. “Government is like a  good marriage,” Mr. Monks told the Kiwanannes. “You have to work at it all the time.” He pointed out that hard work and concern made the United States what it became in 200 years and these qualities should be carried on. One problem of the state the speaker touched on was the need for more new industry and subsequently more new jobs to replace  the jobs with the closing of many shoe factories. Maine must continue to be competitive in new industries. If we sit still we will virtually move backward. Other guests at the meeting were Douglas Dandridge of Cape Elizabeth and Mrs. Joyce Lewis of Auburn.

25 Years Ago: 1996

BJ’s Wholesale Club and the Auburn Jaycees will host Project KidCare Photo ID to provide parents with personal safety identification of their children in the event that their child is ever missing. The identification program will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The activity is part of BJ’s first anniversary event from 11 am. to 4 pm. which will also feature free samplings from area restaurants, entertainment, contests and giveaways.

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