100 Years Ago: 1924

A large flock of geese flew over Unity going northerly in their direction. This is another of the signs of an early spring, say those who watch the weather signs.

50 Years Ago: 1974

The Merri-Makers of United Methodist Calvary Church are having a progressive supper starting at 5:30 pm on Thursday. Those attending, numbering almost 60, will be hosted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Davis on Robert Avenue for the first course and then at Rev. and Mrs. Edward F. Fenderson, 27 Blanchette St. in Lewiston for the second course. Then they will return to the church for the main course for which Mr. and Mrs. Irving Grant will be hosts. Then to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pinette at 1302 Sabattus St., for dessert. Mr. and Mrs. Grant are in charge of reservations.

25 Years Ago: 1999

It would be a bit of an understatement to say that Robert Allen was “happy” about the writeup his candy received in the Downeast magazine issue last month.


“It’s been the best Christmas I’ve ever had,” said Allen, who bought Mary’s Candy Store on Main St. five years ago. “New customers keep walking in saying, ‘I saw the article in Downeast magazine and want to check you out,'” said Allen.

At that point Allen might as well have taken his front door off the hinges, he said, because they were walking in and out. The door never closed. His mail order business also boomed.

“I’m getting calls from California, Connecticut, Texas and New York. They want me to send them brochures.”

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