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Lewiston is located in Androscoggin County north of Portland, between Fryeburg and Augusta, along Interstate 495 on the banks of the Androscoggin River. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 36,186, a decrease of 3,571 since 1990.

Lewiston is the second largest city in Maine and lies across the Androscoggin from Auburn. Lewiston and Auburn are known as the Twin Cities. Together they form the industrial heart of Maine.

Lewiston was first settled in 1770 and incorporated as a town in 1795. It became a city in 1861. After the Civil War, thousands of French Canadians came to Lewiston to work in the mills. Today, they are a major force in the political and social life of the city.

Lewiston is part of the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine metro area.

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Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor Manchester NH March17-May5 A display at the Currier Museum of Art shows the striking duality of deadly weaponry and artistic beauty from the Samurai culture of centuries past.
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival Deerfield NH May11-12 Each year the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival lines up a wide variety of presenters to help educate the public on everything sheep or wool related. Your family can take advantage of the many activities taking place throughout the weekend.
Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Lilac Festival Portsmouth NH May25 This beloved Seacoast event features a wide array of activities for children & families, lilac enthusiasts, and history buffs.
Maine Yoga Festival Portland ME July13-14 Maine YogaFest is a premiere wellness event for the Maine community to come together, celebrate the healing powers of yoga and encourage a healthy, peaceful and compassionate way of living