100 Years Ago: 1921

A lost baby gave Patrolman Walsh of the Lewiston police department a busy five minutes Monday afternoon on Lisbon Street. Just as he had commandeered Jacob Ham’s sedan to take the child to headquarters, the frantic mother appeared. A considerable crowd had gathered in the meantime.

50 Years Ago: 1971

The 1972 Central Maine Home and Living Show will be held  Wednesday. April 19th through Sunday, April 28 and again will be sponsored by the Lewiston-Auburn Area Chamber of  Commerce.  Approximately 20,000 people are expected to attend the five day show at Lewiston Memorial Armory. More than 100 booths will display the latest products and services for the home. The Home and Modern Living committee includes Jere R. Clifford, Thomas Crowley, Ray Geiger, William Hendricks Jr., Robert Pacios. Robert Pugsley, Ibra Ripley. Gerard Rousseau and William P. Tewey.

25 Years Ago: 1996

A Christmas Cantata will be performed at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve at the Turner Center Universalist Church. The cantata will feature the church choir, accompanied by piano and flute. The Christmas Story from the scripture will be read by Rufus Prince, interspersed with musical offerings from the choir. Refreshments will be served in the church vestry after the service, and the public is invited. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Larry Catlett, who plays special music on the piano, sometimes accompanied by his daughter, Holly, on the flute or piano. The Rev. Ray Nolan of Lisbon Falls serves as pastor.

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