100 Years Ago: 1924

The Scotty Holmes Orchestra, under Art Spaulding of Portland which furnished music for dancing at the Shrine Club party of last evening and Miss Marion Murphy were the stellar attractions.

Myriads of rainbow colored lights made a delightful effect. Other lights had been softened which gave an air of enchantment to the party. To get away from the usual, the orchestra position was in the center of the floor instead of on the stage.

Lloyd L. Crites was chairman of the committee, the others being Ralph Tuttle, Owen Stephens and Harold Rounds.

Miss Murphy’s numbers were very pretty. These included the pretty “Rose Dance” in which she wore a short blue Grecian costume and “Valse Bluette.” The costumes for this was an evening gown of silver cloth with a green hat. Her numbers were enthusiastically applauded and she responded to encores.

50 Years Ago: 1974


After a search of 28 years a Lewiston man has located his long-lost sister.

Joseph Gamache of 132 Oak Stt., Lewiston, ended his search a few months ago when he located his sister Mary Ann at East Rochester, N.H. The search had led him all over New England and as far away as Pennsylvania and Nevada.

Gamache explained that as young children, he, his sister and other members of the family were put up for adoption. The oldest kept in touch but the youngest, Mary Ann who was two years old at the time, was adopted by a family living in Thomaston and other members of the family lost track of her.

All of the members of the family were united in Lewiston during the New Year’s holiday.

25 Years Ago: 1999

(Gerald Schachter photo) Young Rumford skier Shelby Moore, 6, gets an autograph and advice from Olympiad cross country racer, Sue Long. Long was a member of the 1984 Cross Country Team and is Nordic director of cross country at Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford.

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