One hundred years of Arcadia's history straight from the pages of old Courier Gazette newspapers as compiled by John Zornow.
100 Years Ago
June 20, 1912
Cornerstone setting ceremonies were held for the new school in East Newark. The basement was complete with occupancy slated for September.
W.B. Roche had purchased an auto truck for his furniture business.
The S.S. Peirson home on West Miller St. was decorated with ferns, peonies and festoons of Florida moss, as Miss Winifred Peirson and Merle Sheffer of Rochester were united in marriage.
For Sale - Beehive - Well Made - M.B. Allen, 14 Mason Street, Newark.
75 Years Ago
June 23, 1937
Approximately 3,500 persons viewed 22,000 rose plants at the Jackson & Perkins gardens on Madison Street.
Numerous Newark families left to spend the summer on Sodus Bay.
A grand opening was held for Curtis Scofield’s new Esso Service station on East Union Street, just east of Scofield Buick.
Osman C. (O.C.) Robinson, well known Newark jeweler, died at his home, 505 South Main Street.
50 Years Ago
June 21, 1962
Bingo, taxes, sidewalks, fire trucks, and water were major topics at the Newark village board meeting.
Newark Mayor Milton H. Elzufon entered the race for New York state senator.
Perkins Park opened for the season with Rudolph Klossner and Beulah Smith in charge of activities.
Roger G. Rawden, son of Mrs. Chester Pollack, 307 West Miller St., received his degree from Harvard University and planned to teach history in Winchester, Mass.
25 Years Ago
June 26, 1987
A Newark High School Senior, named Salutatorian for her 95.3 average, was unable to give her Salutatory address because the speech was deemed inappropriate and pessimistic by school officials. 178 graduating seniors received their diplomas, including 5 sets of twins.
The new column “Sidewalk Talk” contained news of festivals, new business, birthdays, and current events.
A string of vandalism was reported in the Newark Cemetery on North Main St.
Robert and Julie Fairbanks were shown receiving a set of keys for their new 1988 Corsica at Mike Barnard Chevrolet, won at the St. Michael’s Festival.