100 Years Ago: 1922

Stephens High School in Rumford is the recipient of a splendid gift of a Clapp-Eastham Radio Machine and outfit from Glendon W. Stephens, son of John E. Stephens, for whom the school was named. The machine has been installed and the students are enthusiastic over the prospect of knowing more about Radio.

50 Years Ago: 1972

A Halloween costume party is being planned for members of the Lewiston-Auburn Teachers Association Saturday evening at Lost Valley Lodge. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. There will be a live band for dancing and refreshments will be served.

Making the party plans are Al Harvey of Edward Little High; School, Paula McGrath and Shelia Cooper of Coburn School. The event will be held from 8 pm to 1 am.

25 Years Ago: 1997


Maine Health Care Association recently named Dan Caron of Clover Health Care as Food Service Director of the Year.

Nominees for the award are judged on their demonstrated commitment to excellence in food service and their efforts toward continued education as well as their community involvement and professional affiliations. The judging also included a written essay provided by employment peers explaining why each nominee deserved the award.

One of Caron’s co-workers was quoted in the essay as saying, “If you need help, just see Dan. He’ll be there for you with a big smile and a line of family, friends, and co-workers in tow. That’s what makes him an exceptional leader and an asset to everyone he works with. He leads by example.” The essay also elaborated on Caron’s experience, his kindness toward the residents he
serves, and his giving nature.

“We are very proud to have Dan as a member of our Clover team,” says Cindy Quinlan, Clover’s administrator. “I think everyone at Clover would agree that he certainly deserves this award.”

Caron, who has worked for Clover Health Care for six years as the director of dietary services, is a member of the American Culinary Federation and serves on the Board of Directors for Maine Health Care Shared Resources. His community involvement includes, but is not limited to an ongoing business to school partnership with Auburn Middle School, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and local church suppers. Caron also spearheads Clover’s Special Events committee, a group of employees formed to organize special dinners, dances, parties, raffles and giveaways to help boost employee morale.

Caron, who is part owner of Caron Catering, resides in Auburn with his wife and two sons.

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