100 Years Ago: 1923

The first meeting of the Ladies’ Literary Club will be held. Tuesday afternoon, at the home of their president, Mrs. Louise Eveleth. The subject for the afternoon is “Summer Experiences” and the program will be in charge of Mrs. Waterhouse. Mrs. Fogg, Mrs. Tuttle, Mrs. Stewart, and Mrs. Merrill.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Several residents of St. Casimir Nursing Home will engage in a little “horse play” this afternoon when they travel  to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chet Williamson at 19 Jepson St.. Lewiston.

The Williamsons own some horses which the visitors will be able to fondle and they will view a demonstration of a show horse going through her paces. Mrs. Williamson will serve fondue and other refreshments.

Accompanying the group, in addition to Mrs. Williamson, who is head nurse at the home, will be Mrs. Constance Cyr, activity director, and William Gillis, administrator. Attending will be George Middleton, Mrs. Antoinette Lajoie, Mrs. Ellen Bernard. Mrs. Kay Bussiere, Miss Le Albertine Gagnon, Alfred Mercier, Arthur Dube, Miss Sarah Lawton, Mrs. Frances  Robbins, Mrs. Leda Levesque, Mrs. Rose Lagace, Mrs. Ruth Dearborn and Mrs. Bernadette  Richards.


25 Years Ago: 1998

An Auburn native and the former publisher of a Lisbon weekly were among five inaugural inductees into the Maine Press Association’s Hall of Fame Friday night. Erwin D. Canham, son of a former agriculture editor for the Lewiston Sun and Journal who went on to become editor in chief of the Christian Science Monitor and a presidential adviser, joined John Gould, author and former publisher of the Lisbon Falls Enterprise, as two of the first inductees into the Hall of Fame.

Also in the select group are Guy Gannett, Brooks Hamilton and Russell Wiggins. They were honored at a dinner Friday night in Portland.

Dave Morris, publisher and chief executive officer of Courier Publications in Rockland, was the driving force behind establishing the Hall of Fame. He said the group of inductees included some of the legends of Maine and American journalism.

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