100 Years Ago: 1921

Elaborate plans have been made for the annual charity ball of the Massachusetts Maine Daughters, to  be given at the Copley Plaza, Boston on the evening of Jan.14. Mrs. Holman Day, formerly of Lewiston, president of the club, will head the receiving line, which will include some of the most prominent figures of the political, social and military life of Boston. Many of the boxes have already been taken, and a number of dinner parties will be held before the ball.

50 Years Ago: 1971

The New Gloucester library this year is celebrating 75 years of residence in its present facility. However, history records a social library was established in 1795, possibly in the old Bell Tavern still standing at Lower Gloucester. Apparently the library was moved as persons who housed it needed the space it occupied and a later location was at Stevens School in a building destroyed by fire. The property is now owned by Wiliam Greeley.

25 Years Ago: 1996

The Minot Corner Congregational Church will hold its annual candielight service on Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. Frances Lodge, pastor of the West Minot Union Church will conduct the service. Special music will be presented by Tom Rowe, a member of Schooner Fare. The church building is 150 years old and in its original state with stenciled walls and ceiling. Two wood stoves provide enough heat to make it cozy and warm. Light refreshments, and punch will be served following the service. Friends and guests of all faiths are cordially welcomed.

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