Houlton area From our Files – Week of September 13, 2021
100 Years Ago – Sept. 15, 1921
Betty Hume’s recital — On Tuesday evening, Sept. 8, Miss Betty Hume gave a most delightful recital at the Temple Theater, her class of 20 pupils assisting her.
Charlotte’s under new management — Charlotte’s Garment Shop has recently reopened under new management, and is now doing business in the Times Building. It will carry a fine line of dresses, suits and coats.
75 Years Ago – Sept. 11, 1946
Brewers now own Stephenson store — The former Stephenson’s Tobacco Store reopened for business at one this afternoon under the new ownership of Mr. & Mrs. Brewer who recently purchased the store from Mrs. Edith Stephenson. They have many new changes to the store and have many new features to offer.
War veteran to open their own store — Donald Brewer, World War II veteran, will be the sole proprietor of Houlton’s newest and most modern grocery store which will open to the public Monday morning.
50 Years Ago – Sept. 15, 1971
Industry focusing on quality — The potato industry has launched operation quality. In 1970, an estimated $5.6 million was lost due to bruised potatoes. A team of specialists will participate in the harvest to give advice and to help with quality control.
Church dedicates new building — First Congregational Church conducted dedication ceremonies for its new building. From a square, unattractive structure, the building now looks like a church. The Sanctuary has a cathedral ceiling and open beams.
25 Years Ago – Sept. 11, 1996
Houlton champs take the field at Fenway Park — Brian Plourde, President of the Houlton Area Babe Ruth Baseball League announced this week the state champions would be honored by the Boston Red Sox. Plourde said the Houlton team will be presented their trophy by members of the Red Sox.
Houlton walk October 6 — Health 1st has selected two of Houlton’s oldest family owned and operated businesses, The F.A. Peabody Co., and the Dunn Funeral Home are co-chairing the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk for Northern Maine.