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 26, 2012

• A horse was stolen from the C.F. Hoeltzel livery on Palmyra St. It was later recovered in Sodus.

• For the second time in 6 years, several business blocks in Sodus were destroyed by fire.

• A change was suggested in the relocation of what is known as the Allerton canal bridge, just west of the village. It was suggested that a new bridge be built at the end of Edgett St. have better access to the West Shore railroad.

• Mr. and Mrs. D. Pardee Smith of High St. would heading south after the holidays.

• The Newark Public Library would be open for one hour on New Year's Day.

75 Years Ago
December 22, 1937

• Holiday trade was highest that it had been in several years, according to Newark's three largest department stores, Montgomery Ward, Chaffee's and Penney's.

• Ad - Boxed Cigars - 25 Havana - 60 Cents at Bilotta Bros., East Union St., Purfume Sets and Men's Shaving Kits - 55 cents to $2.25 - Hausman's Drug Store, West Union St.

• Employees of the Paul D. Newton Co. held a Christmas party at the Gardenier Hotel.

• Rhea Chittenden of Newark, president of the Perfection Canning Co., was elected treasurer of the New York State Canner's Association at their convention at the Statler Hotel in Buffalo.

50 Years Ago
December 20, 1962

• Major sewer work included projects in six different sectors of the village at a cost of $309,450.

• Featured on the front page - The First Christmas, from the Gospel of St. Luke.

• Ice skating began at the Newark Community Center thanks to freezing temperatures.

• Ad - Under new management - Midway Motel and Restaurant - Ed Copeland, Mgr. - Enjoy the Music of Johnny Furfaro.

• Ad - See the 1963 Fiat Sedan - $1578 delivered - Scofield & Son. 226 East Union St.

25 Years Ago
December 25, 1987

• Former Newark High School athlete Joe Bailey was awarded certification as a member of the UR football team.

• New York State Police made a decision to return desk operations and dispatching to the Newark sub-station.

• Candy Cane Pen Pals for Senior Citizens at Kelley School were Kevin Case, Shawn Ross, Nathan Gay, Christy Havert, Carrie Verbridge, Tina Tanhauser, Steve Housnect, Kevin Best, Adam Rosario, Jamaris Vargas, Amanda Trickey, and Jenne Bruzee.

• Newark boys Andy and Mike Palermo performed in "Snoopy" at the Auditorium Theater in Rochester.