100 Years Ago: 1921

The Woman’s Mission Circle of the Elm Street Universalist Church, Auburn will meet Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Lydia Bickford, 96 High Street. The watchword will be “Peace.”

50 Years Ago: 1971

Mechanic Falls will have one of the largest and most modern mobile home parks in this area of the state, it was learned Tuesday. It will be known as Pleasant View Mobile Home Park Inc. Officers of the corporation are J. Guy Bryant, president and treasurer, John G. Bryant Jr., vice president and manager, Ethel G. Bryant, director, and Paul Choate, clerk. The park consists of 100 acres of land and will have 150 mobile home sites. Each will have a 70 feet by 100 feet connection to town water and sewer. It will have a 40-foot right of way for paved streets 20 feet wide. Each lot will have an 18 feet by 20 feet paved park space for two cars – also a paved walk to the door of the home. All utilities will be underground including gas and oil. Each home will have meters for gas and oil. Street lights of the post lantern type will give a more park-like effect. The park is located on Elm Street, one mile from the center of town. It is only a 15 mile ride from Lewiston and Auburn

25 Years Ago: 1996

The Auburn-Lewiston YMCA afterschool program has developed a separate program for its fourth-sixth graders, due to a need for afterschool activity in the community for this age group. While at the YMCA the children do a  variety of activities: swim, go on trips, cook, sew, do arts and crafts, and play gym games and field games. This winter and spring they will begin work on several community projects. Additions this winter will be “Reading Buddies” for first graders and “Pen Pals” for fourth-sixth graders. Debbie David is the new fourth-sixth grade group leader. She has been working at the YMCA for two years with children ranging from 2-12 years of age.

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