100 Years Ago: 1922

Miss Close is not only the moving spirit in the whole scene but she is a very versatile young woman as well. For the most part she directs the performance from a point of vantage, but she doesn’t allow any pauses in the rehearsal for want of performers. At one point in a particular scene two youthful actors were missing. Did she postpone it? Not a bit. “Come children, ” she said, “I’ll be Billy and Joe.” She led a May party into the center of the stage and brought the imaginary wreath of flowers to crown the little queen of May. And by the way, unless all signs fail, that particular scene will be worth the price of admission for the little folks who are the most enthusiastic actors.

50 Years Ago: 1972

Miss Elizabeth Welch is serving as chairman of the annual Bosses Night observance of the Insurance Women of Androscoggin Valley which will be held Wednesday evening February 9 at the Roundhouse Motor Inn. The Boss of the year will be announced and honored. Assisting committee members and program details will be announced in the near future.

25 Years Ago: 1997

Snowmobilers will be on parade, sledders and sliders will get a chance to test their skills, adventure seekers can test a pair of snowshoes, and those who want to keep warm can toast their toes around a bonfire or sip hot chocolate after a turn on a pair of ice skates. The first Oxford Hills Winter Carnival will feature these events and more as local winter-sports businesses and volunteers have lined up a three-day weekend of winter sports, socials and fun. The event, which is being organized by members of the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, will begin on January 31, with ice skating, a bonfire and live bluegrass entertainment at Roebuck Farm in Paris. For teens there will be a dance at Art Moves Dance Studio in Norway at 7 p.m.

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