100 Years Ago: 1922

The latest outdoor sport according to a well grounded report has been originated by a local janitor and consists of an attempt to shoot icicles from the edge of the roof. That report further stated that after firing some twenty shots at the target the gentleman finally had to climb up and knock the icicles off with a broom.

50 Years Ago: 1972

The proposed Boston trip of the Jordan Junior High Y-Teens will get a boost when the girls hold a bake sale Saturday morning at the B. Peck  store, Main Street, Lewiston beginning at ten o’clock. A poster party on Wednesday opened plans for the affair and committees are as follows: Miss Suzanne Mercier and Donna Gendreau, set up committee; Trudy Jacquin, Kathy Keneborus and Sharon Joyner, sales; Terry Goyette and Jeannine Girouard, cleanup.

25 Years Ago: 1997

Last year the Abused Women Advocacy Project received almost 6,000 hotline calls from victims of domestic violence. Nearly 200 women and children fled their homes and sought emergency shelter with AWAP and 562 women and children participated in weekly support groups. AWAP has been able to meet this need, in part, because of community support and volunteer assistance. This year’s annual Winter Walk Against Violence will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, inside the Auburn Mall from 8-10 a.m. Local businesses are sponsoring this event with support from Mark Stimson and Millett Potvin Realtors, Mechanic Savings Bank, and People’s Heritage. Proceeds from the walk will help both the emergency shelter and in community services delivered through a network of offices located in Lewiston, Farmington, Rumford and Norway.

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