One hundred years of Arcadia's history straight from the pages of old Courier Gazette newspapers as compiled by John Zornow.
100 Years Ago
April 24, 1913
• Negotiations were entering the final stage for an out of town company to take over the former Mora car factory on Hoffman Street.
• The Haywood Wagon Co. on Murray St. was open under receivership. Efforts were being made to reorganize the firm.
• The timekeeper of the T.A. Gillespie Co., canal enlargement contractors, was attacked by a gang of 300 Italian workers. A reward was offered for the person responsible for instigating the attack.
• Mr. George Perkins of the Jackson & Perkins Co. offered to fund all of the Dorothy Perkins roses necessary for beautification of the south canal bank.
• Mr. O.H. Allerton passed his 97th birthday, enjoying good health.
75 Years Ago
April 27, 1938
• The Newark School Board approved a budget of $176,420 with a tax levy of $92,470.
• The Newark Rotary High School Band, a 52 piece group under the direction of Chet Robb, earned Class B honors at the West Central Music Fest in Marion.
• Ad - Wayne Cut Rate Drugs - Tooth Brush 7 cents, Doan's Pills 37 cents, Clapps Baby Food 5 cents a jar.
• The C.W. Stuart Co., landscape division was awarded a village contract to spray elm trees for Dutch Elm disease.
• Mr. Wilson Bloomer was the Master of Ceremonies at the annual banquet of the Protective's Extinguisher Co. of the Newark Fire Department.
50 Years Ago
April 25, 1963
• A sharp tax rate increase was predicted as a result of a record 1964 Newark Central School budget.
• The Newark Zoning Board delayed a decision on a variance to allow a 24 unit motel to be built near the Old World Inn.
• The GWF Corporation purchased 16 North Avenue building lots to build homes in the $15,000 to $18,000 range.
• Ad - Hot Bread from Our Ovens - Sunset Farms Dairy Bar - East Pearl St.
• Ad - Loblaws Super Market featured butter at 58 cents a pound, Kraft Miracle Whip 48 cents a jar, pork roast 33 cents a pound, and ground beef 45 cents a pound.
25 Years Ago
April 29, 1988
• Newark Boy Scout Todd Blanchard, 12, of Troop 122 was honored for his efforts in the rescue of a 5-year-old boy from drowning in a swimming pool.
• Movie star Bill Murray paid a visit to Sodus Point, staying at the Carriage House Bed & Breakfast.
• Perkins School students planted a maple tree and time capsule in front of the school in observance of Arbor Day.
• The Newark Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet, featuring a speaker suggesting the benefits of a new rail station.
• George Farrell , 71, "retired" after operating his Exxon station on West Union St. for 48 years. He planned to continue to help out at the station.