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  • Arcadia — A century

  • One hundred years of Arcadia's history straight from the pages of old Courier Gazette newspapers as compiled by John Zornow.

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  • 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.

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