100 Years Ago: 1921

Even the “phone girls” had a Christmas tree this year. Their party took place Wednesday evening, in the Park Street exchange building with sixty-five — as many as could be accommodated — present and enjoying themselves. The feature of the evening was the presentation of a phonograph to the operators thru the dance committee. Proceeds of a dance held on December 16th were appropriated for the gift, and from now on phone operators will hear as much “canned” music as they desire in their rest-room. Amusement was the keynote of the party, most arising from the giving and receiving of gifts.

50 Years Ago: 1971

Lewiston Mayor Robert W. Clifford says there’ll be no formal dinner such as that ordinarily held to honor a newly-inaugurated mayor, but there will be an informal reception honoring the new aldermen. The “reception” scheduled for Jan. 3, will give Lewiston residents a chance to meet their elected officials.

25 Years Ago: 1996

Matthew Goodman, a junior at Mount Blue High School. is one of two string students in Maine chosen recently for the 1997 All-Eastern Division Music Festival Orchestra. The All-Eastern Division Chorus, Band and Orchestra invites applications every other year from high school juniors and seniors in the eastern third of the country. Five students from Maine will perform with the band, and seven have been chosen for the chorus. The festival will be held in Baltimore, Md., culminating in performances by each group March 2 in the Meyerhoff Hall, which is the home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Goodman, who plays the violin, was nominated for the honor by Mount Blue High School Orchestra conductor Karen McCann and SAD 9 music director Dennis Hayes.

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