100 Years Ago: 1924

The “Old Gang Minstrels” is to be staged in Auburn Hall, the night of Washington’s birthday, February 22nd, by a group of talented local young men.

Frisby Robinson of Lewiston is in charge of the show which promises to be one bone of the amateur hits of the winter.

Rehearsals are being held several times each week in the vestry of the Trinity Church, Bates Street, Lewiston.

50 Years Ago: 1974

The Auxiliary of Capt. Frank W. Hulett Veterans of Foreign Wars will celebrate the 45th. anniversary of its founding on Saturday, Feb. 23rd. at the post home, Minot Ave., Auburn.

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Past  presidents of the auxiliary will be honored and a number of invited guests are expected to join the auxiliary and post members for the banquet.

The planning committee includes Barbara Green, secretary; Ruby Thompson, Betty French, treasurer, Lucille Arsenault, Jeannette Roy, chairman, Lucille Ray, Ernestine Dupont, and Priscilla DeCoster.

25 Years Ago: 1999

The religion of Islam in contemporary society will be the subject of a semester-long graduate course offered by Bangor Theological Seminary beginning Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Professor Janet Varner Gunn, author of the book, “Second Life: A West Bank Memoir,” will teach the course and present a new understanding of issues related to Islam, including women and terrorism. Professor Gunn is former chairwoman of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she taught courses in religion and culture.

Teaching out of her own experiences living in the West Bank, Israel and Cairo, Gunn will explore the ways in which Islam is manifested in daily life through the use of a selection of novels, short stories, films and poetry. The course will take an in-depth look at the countries of Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia and Palestine.

The material used in Looking Back is produced exactly as it originally appeared although misspellings and errors may be corrected.


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