One hundred years of Arcadia's history straight from the pages of old Courier Gazette newspapers as compiled by John Zornow.
100 Years Ago
January 16, 1913
• There was great excitement in East Newark when a paroled patient from Willard went in to an insane frenzy, attempting to burn down his house, and shooting a several police officers.
• Wanted - A young person to stem tobacco - Apply Room 5, First National Bank.
• Ad - Snow Storm Sale - Boynton, The Shoe Man.
• Chappel and Dator opened their horse business at 57 West Union St., offering matched teams, heavy work horses, and mares.
• New York State Canal officials refused to allow sewerage from the new school in East Newark to empty into the canal.
75 Years Ago
January 19, 1938
• The Newark Village Board voted unanimously to submit to voters a proposition exempting every volunteer fireman from $500 of assessed value in their property taxes.
• Mrs. Ruth Kaupp and Mrs. Amelia Burns became the new owners of The Paris Shop, exclusive women's store. The seller was W.L. Mussack.
• Ad - Loblaws - Magic Cup Coffee 3 lbs. for 39 cents, Navel oranges 35 cents a dozen, and Bab-O Cleanser 2 cans for 21 cents.
• Ad - Shuffle off to Buffalo on the Greyhound Cruiser - $2.90 Round Trip - Tickets at Wildhack's Corner Drug Store.
• Ad - Miss Louise Alexander was the new owner of Smart Set Salon in the Gardenier Hotel - Permanents $3.50.
50 Years Ago
January 17, 1963
• Members of the Newark PBA appeared at a Newark Village Board meeting asking for a $200 cost of living increase.
• A winter theme was chosen for the 4th annual hospital ball to be held at the Newark Elks Club.
• Joseph E. Stewart, 68, who was with Hallagan Manufacturing Co. for 50 years, 25 years as Supt., died suddenly at his cottage in Sodus Point.
• Ad - Playing at Turkey Town in Macedon, the Larry Buri Quartette.
• At Newark High School, officers of the Tri Hi Y Club were Marilyn Muth, Sue Morris, Jane Marsh, Diane Lynch and Sally Scofield.
25 Years Ago
January 22, 1988
• The Newark Village Board took no action on a renewed city issue. A previous request to make Newark a city was vetoed by the Governor.
• Sidewalk Talk - Will the new Chase Pitkin force other businesses to close?
• WNHS television station at Newark High School signed on, organized by Senior Becky Hartman.
• Lake Country Kitchens, located in the Street of Shops was offering customers a chance to win a $15,000 dream kitchen.
• Now Open - Kaleen Ltd. - Oriental Rugs in the Pro-May Mall.