100 Years Ago: 1922

Ice-harvesting in this vicinity is in full swing. The ice is estimated at about 15 to 18 inches in thickness.

50 Years Ago: 1972

The Sons of Italy met Tuesday evening at the College Road clubrooms and paid special tribute to Mrs.Joseph Piselli, a long-time active member who was celebrating her 85th birthday. A candle-lit cake was presented to her. During the business session; Louis Restori was named orator and receiving corsages as thank-you gifts were Mrs. Joseph Diorio and Mrs. Angelina Pechkis. Tentative plans were made for a dinner dance to be held in the near future. Serving as hostesses were Mrs. Philip Latorella and Mrs. Vincent Giberti.

25 Years Ago: 1997

From simple to extravagant, no party is too big or too small for “The Gallivanting Gourmet,” the husband-and-wife team of Stephen and Leah Stevens run the family catering out of their home on Nichols Street in South Paris. The couple has begun their second year of business. “We started it as a hobby after the kids were gone and we had a lot of free time,” says Leah. “I didn’t realize it was going to be nearly as complicated as it is. but now it seems like it’s gotten quite a bit simpler, because we really know exactly what’s happening, and it’s a lot of fun.” Their staff ensures that the client’s function is a worry-free, relaxing and enjoyable experience. From menu planning to preparation, set-up and clean-up, their staff does it all. “I’m the baker and Stephen’s the chef.” Leah says. At functions, Leah’s job is to oversee that everything runs smoothly and Stephen’s job is to make sure the food is top-quality, and ready on time.

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