Looking Back on Jan. 3: ‘Maine roads open despite heavy snow’

Lewiston Daily Sun for January 3, 1948

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100 years ago: 1923

The Lutheran Church of the Ladies Society of Grace is holding a sale at Schiller Hall on Saturday night starting at 7pm. At 8 p.m. there will be musical entertainment.

50 years ago: 1973

Babies born in Androscoggin County in 1923 begin life with a bank account at Peoples Savings Bank, Lisbon Street, Lewiston. Directors of the bank voted at the weekly meeting, announcing Wednesday that they would open a $1 account in the name of each new baby. The only condition is that the original dollar issued by the bank cannot be withdrawn for 10 years.

The measure was taken in the interests of austerity, one of the officials told the Lewiston Journal. It has never been done before in Maine and not exactly similar in other places, although the general plan has been attempted

Who says the present isn’t a good time to be born?

25 years ago: 1998

Joline McFadden of Lewiston will have her work on display at Central Maine Medical Center’s rotating art gallery through February 5.

McFadden is from Maine and her first medium of choice is transparent watercolor and she has been working with watercolor for eight years. She enjoys the challenge of painting a variety of subjects and while most of her paintings tend towards realism, she also enjoys making impressionistic work. She particularly enjoys painting the beauty of Maine, its coastline and its people.

Though essentially self-taught, she studied art at the University of Maine. She has also studied with nationally known watercolor artists such as Barbara Nechis, Ron Ranson, Tony Van Hassalt, Judi Wagner, Betty Lou Schlemn, Christopher Schink and Robert Wade.

She has shown her paintings throughout Maine in various judging and invitational exhibitions and has been recognized by numerous placement and purchase awards. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada and Europe.

The material used in “Look Back” is produced exactly as it was originally released, although spelling mistakes and errors can be corrected.

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