Read more about Dec. 2, 1997, in the archives.

100 Years Ago: 1922

A Webb’s Mills correspondent writes that Mrs. Arthur Tripp was surprised while preparing a chicken for Thanksgiving  to find two hearts in it.

50 Years Ago: 1972

Miss Marcia Baxter, youth director of the Lewiston-Auburn Young Women’s Christian Association will conduct a course in making Christmas gifts, starting Monday, Dec. 4, and continuing through Dec. 18. This course, sponsored by the YW Youth Department, is aimed at junior and senior high schools’ girls. The week’s session — will feature the weaving of a basket, the second, the making of a bell: and the third will offer a choice of making a dried flower arrangement, decorating a box with decoupage, or making a Christmas decoration for the home.

25 Years Ago: 1997


Race relations in Lewiston will be under the spotlight Wednesday after President Bill Clinton begins a national discussion on race relations.

Mayor John Jenkins will host a local discussion that will begin with the viewing of “One America: President Clinton’s Initiative on Race, The Akron Town Meeting” on C-Span, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the City Council Chambers at the City Building. The discussion on race relations in Lewiston and what can be done to improve them will follow. The public is invited to attend.

Jenkins said Lewiston was invited to send in a response by the White House.

“They want to promote communities that work and programs that work,” he said. “We will become one of the test cities to send recommendations to the president and affect positive community change.”

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