A search through the archives revealed the following.

One year ago, 2010

Margo Murphy’s Spring Botany class at Camden Hills Regional High School planted a fruit orchard behind the school, with teenagers digging, hauling and packing dirt around the young trees. The orchard consists of apple, pears, peach and pluot trees.

Rockland receives $600,000 downtown grant. The grant will be used to build new sidewalks from Summer Street to North Main Street and install crosswalks, including two raised crosswalks (one by Lindsey Street and one by the Maine State Ferry Terminal).

Waldoboro complex hits grand slam. Waldoboro voters in 1996 approved the purchase of land on West Main Street for what would become the recreation complex. The community organized the plan, raised the money, and built the fields and dugouts.

10 years ago, 2001

Artist takes to Ringling’s big top. Success breeds opportunity for commercial illustrator and artist Chris Van Dusen. Van Dusen published a children’s book and it impressed Scott Nash of Peaks Island so much that Van Dusen was asked to produce the poster advertising the 131st Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. Nash runs Big Blue Dot, an agency in Watertown, Mass., which is handling publicity for the circus.

The Wave Cafe opened. If you are looking for an inexpensive, good meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the Wave Cafe at Camden Hills Regional High School may well be a good place to stop. In an arrangement believed to be unique in Maine, the community can come in and take advantage of the school cafeteria — a term which does not do the Wave justice.

Toni-Lynn Robbins, senior hurler, fans a single-game school record 20 batters.

25 years ago, 1986

Camden selectmen voted unanimously to increase the rent paid by the Camden Yacht Club to the town from $2,500 to $7,500 with annual $500 increments for the next five years.

It was “lights, camera, action” throughout the Camden-Rockport area earlier this wee, as a camera crew from the ABC a.m. news program “Good Morning America” began filming local scenery and characters for use on its May 7 live broadcast from Camden Harbor.

In an advertisement for Samoset Resort Golf Club: Golf Memberships Now Available at the “Pebble Beach of the East.” Individual $295; Sr. Individual $250; Family (2 cards) $395.

50 years ago, 1961

The Camden YMCA to be host to 78th Annual YMCA State Convention.

T-Bone, Club, Sirloin and Porterhouse .79 cents a pound at the IGA.

Caught with your Sales Down? Advertise in The Camden Herald.

100 years ago, 1911

In the Pulpit Harbor news; This is the time of year when smelts are running and the frogs are giving their beautiful evening concerts.

Over the state; The drives have started and soon all the logs in Eastern Maine will be on their way to the booms. Probably the first crew to begin work was that of Roy Butterfield, who is driving Lord Brook and into the Passadumkeag, about $4,000,000 feet in all.

Dog owners who have not taken out their licenses must be prompt now or they will lose their dogs. As shown by the notice in another column, the municipal officers will enforce the law to the letter.