One hundred years of Arcadia's history straight from the pages of old Courier Gazette newspapers as compiled by John Zornow.
100 Years Ago
December 12, 2012
• Attention Farmers: Tour corn cobs are worth $50 cents per 100 lbs. at Duffy Mountford & Green Cider Co., Newark
• Ad - Newark's Greatest Toy Store - Hundreds of Items - Perry & Fogle 5 and 10 Cents Variety Store - Main Street, Newark.
• At the village Newark Board meeting a request was received from Fire Driver Christian Dangle for a $5 increase in his $55 a month salary. The request was denied.
• Mr. and Mrs. S. Ray Peirson moved into their recently purchased Kemper house on West Miller St.
• The new Rochester Syracuse & Eastern freight station opened to the public at the corner of East Avenue and East Union St.
75 Years Ago
December 8, 1937
• Shown with letters to Santa Claus were Jimmie Barker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Barker, Lola Fortmiller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fortmiller, Suzanne Robb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chet Robb, Gil Livingston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Livingston, and Sandra Beales, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Beales.
• Ad - Penney's Toy Fair - Air Cruiser, $4.98; Dial Typewriter, 98 cents; Trike, $1.98; American Log Set, 49 Cents.
• Ad - Firestone Fleetwood Bike - $1.50 a week - Curtis C. Scofield Garage, 226 East Union St.
• Playing at Schines Capitol Theater - Double Wedding, starring Myrna Loy, and William Powell.
• Ad - Used Car Sale at Canne's Sales & Service - 176 West Union St.
50 Years Ago
December 6, 1962
• Newark village officials made application to draw a maximum of 4 million gallons of water per day from Canandaigua Lake. Currently permitted is a maximum of 2.5 million gallons daily.
• Establishment of sewer rent charges were being considered in the village as a way of paying for sewer plant upgrades.
• Don Lucas of DePauw Chevrolet was appointed to head up customer relations at the dealership.
• Antonio Maressa passed away in Florida. He opened the Maressa Fruit and Grocery Store on West Union St. in 1923.
• At Newark High School chosen to attend the annual Citizenship Education Conference in Syracuse were Richard Weeks, Pamela Hills, Dally Chaffee, and Dick Galbraith.
25 Years Ago
December 11, 1987
• The Newark Junior High 7th Grade team was photographed with 1,468 items collected for the Newark Food Closet.
• Chase Pitkin announced plans to open a home improvement store in the current Sibley's location at Newark Plaza.
• The town of Arcadia increased funding for the Fairville and Marbletown Fire Departments from $16,000 to $25,000 per year.
• Newark Varsity basketball topped Mynderse 67-69. Seniors Mike Ruffalo and Robert Nicoletta scored 23 and 20 points respectively.