One hundred years of Arcadia's history straight from the pages of old Courier Gazette newspapers as compiled by John Zornow.
100 Years Ago
February 20, 1913
• Students achieving perfect attendance at the North Main St. school were Henry Blackman, Louis Reed, Jessie Ross, Ray Synesael, Erma Parys, Frank Colacino, Evelyn Vanderbrook, and Pauline Codde.
• For Sale - 7-year-old Guernsey milch cow - Due in February - T. Roche.
• Skating at Winspear's Pond was exceptionally good. The custodial asylum had begun to harvest ice from the pond.
• Miss Dorothy Perkins returned to school in Andover, Mass.
• The Boy Scouts Basketball team nosed out a close victory over the Methodist team at Elliott's Hall.
75 Years Ago
February 23, 1938
• Newark High School basketball champions for the third consecutive year were Irv Cooper, Ray DePauw, Coach H.W. Hatsell, Nelson Day, James Hart, Michael Bohusz, Ira Whitbeck, Anthony Muscolino, Bruce Babcock, Wm. Hatsell, and James Ursano.
• Local business executive Arthur N. Christy was being urged to run for NY State Senate.
• The Newark Chamber of Commerce was discussing the possibility of hosting the Wayne County Apple Festival in Newark.
• Ad - Hires Root Beer - 5 Cents - Bilotta Bros Distributing.
50 Years Ago
February 21, 1963
• The Newark Courier Gazette won double honors at the New York Press Assoc. convention. Editor Charles Ross accepted First Place for a Sports Page, and Second Place for a Front Page.
• Ad - Washington's Birthday Sales were Going on at The Paris, Bucks, and Wolks.
• Ad - The Newark A&P offered chuck roast at 49 cents a pound; Bacon, 2 lbs. for 89 cents; and Marvel Ice Cream, 59 cents a half gallon.
• Bernard (Bud) Bergman majoring in French, Science and Math, was featured in the weekly Senior Salute ay Newark High School.
• In The Merchant's league, John Heise rolled a 578 series. In the Classic League, Jake Foss tossed a 246 for a 588 triple at Rose Bowl Lanes.
25 Years Ago
February 26, 1988
• A fire company born of necessity 100 years ago, firemen celebrated the New York Central Hose Co. that was formed because long trains on the Westshore Railroad tracks would prevent fire apparatus from reaching a fire on the north side of town.
• At the Newark Rotary Club meeting President Bruce Peer was shown congratulating Mary Morrison, the first women member of the club.
• Vincent Sinicropi of Seneca Falls was named a partner in the firm of Bergmark & Butera CPA's on Murray Street.
• The Hallagan Manufacturing Co. distributed year-end bonuses to 113 eligible employees.
• Dr. Norbert Menuhin, 77, passed away after a short illness. Dr. Menuhin, who was born in Germany, had practiced medicine since 1944, and did house calls right until the end.