100 Years Ago: 1924

Mrs. Levi S. Griffin of Stockton has in her possession a sled built by her father, the late Sylvester B. Pendleton, in the year 1851, when he was 14 years of age. It served him faithfully, descended in due time to his children, was used by his grandchildren and still going strong in the service of great-grandchildren, which would appear to place this sled in a class by itself.

50 Years Ago: 1974

The Youth Ballet, comprised from the twin cities and nearby suburban areas, is ready to work on its second major production, “Gaite Parisienne,” to be presented in the spring.

Registration in preparation for the first rehearsal are to be made Sunday between 2:30 and 3:30 pm at the dance studio of Miss Ellen Cooper who has worked with Mrs. Jere R. Clifford in inaugurating the ballet effort in this area.

It has been functioning for over a year now and presented its first major production early in December with a successful staging of “Nutcracker Suite.”


Miss Cooper is extending a special invitation to boys of the community to take part in this lively, colorful ballet. There is no cost to the individual pupil, she points out.

25 Years Ago: 1999

Lewiston Mayor Kaileigh A. Tara announces the city will host a Mentoring Makes The Difference fair from 10 am to 3 pm Saturday, Feb 27 at the Lewiston Mall. Tara and U.S. John Baldacci, D-Maine will speak at 11:30 am.

The purpose of the fair will be to showcase mentoring initiatives within the community (traditional, school based, and faith based) with the hopes of encouraging others to become involved with mentoring. The fair will also provide attendees an opportunity to discover other ways in which they might be involved in the lives of youths if not interested in a one-on-one mentoring relationship.

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