100 Years Ago: 1924

Hollis Bradbury, Bates ’27, entertained seven of his friends at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alden G. Bradbury, 115 Whitney Street, Auburn, Saturday evening. After a bracing hike on snowshoes in the early part of the evening the party returned to the Bradbury home where everyone enjoyed “Listening In” in the host’s attractive radio room.

Delicious refreshments were served. Those present were: Misses Helen Benner, Dorothy Webber, Frances Cutler and Evelyn Dexter and Messrs. Allan Smith, Reginald Morrell, Arthur Taylor and the host.

50 Years Ago: 1974

The steel for the first of six “clovers” at the Clover Manor Nursing Home being constructed on Minot Avenue, Auburn is in place, and the other five are expected to be erected within the next two or three weeks. The large building is being erected by Aliberti-LaRochelle & Hodson Construction Management Co. Inc. of Lewiston and should be ready for half occupancy by October. There will be a total of 88 beds in use when the project is finished.

25 Years Ago: 1999


Missy Perron, who has worked her way through the Multi-Purpose Center gymnastics program has qualified to represent the State of Maine at the New England High School Gymnastics Competition to be held March 13 at the University of Rhode Island in Providence.

Perron, a senior at Oak Hill High School, qualified  for the New Englands at the recent State High School Gymnastics Meet held at Belfast High School. She was selected for two events, balance beam and floor exercise. She earned an 8th place medal on the beam and 7th on floor.

Perron practices at the Multi Purpose Center and is a member of the MPC gymnastics team which represents the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA in the Maine YMCA Gymnastic League.

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