One hundred years of Arcadia's history straight from the pages of old Courier Gazette newspapers as compiled by John Zornow.
100 Years Ago
May 1, 1913
* The Newark Fire Department signed the B.H. Patrick Greater Shows for their carnival in June. The attraction was expected to arrive in Newark via 27 railroad cars.
* The Newark Village Board and Board of Trade were making efforts to have the entire village beautiful and cleaned up, a matter of civic pride.
* Ad - Shattner's Garage - East Union St. - Open Day and Night - Livery service
* Earl Frech was kicked by a horse and now recovering at Dr. Coppernolls.
75 Years Ago
May 11, 1938
* The 14-room Sleight house, corner East Avenue and Myrtle Ave., empty for several years, was sold at public auction for $3200, much less than its $15,000 value. The house was to be converted into 4 apartments.
* Ad - Get Your Majestic Cookware at Loblaws - A Different Piece Each Week.
* The Arcadia Community Chest budget was set at $7,425, $900 less than a year ago.
* From the pages of the Newark Pennysaver, April 29, 1938 - Owned and Published by C.A. Van Dusen - Eat at the Royal Villa- A floor show every Saturday Night featuring Lewis Johnson and his Band.
50 Years Ago
May 2, 1963
* Two Newark women, Linda Downey and Bev Schendel, attempted to walk from Newark to Pittsford and return. They almost made it, surrendering to mammoth foot blisters in Macedon on the way back.
* At Sarah Coventry Inc. Division of C .H. Stuart, Rex Wood was promoted to Executive Vice President of Sales .
* Ad - See the 1963 Renault Dauphine - Only $1,495 - Johnson Motors, West Union St.
* At Newark Central School, Rick Kouwe led the Newark Baseball team to a 7-3 victory over Seneca Falls.
* Ad - Celso's Newsroom - Banana Split only 49 Cents - Fresh Cigars, Cigarettes, and Pipe Tobacco.
25 Years Ago
May 6, 1988
* An Arcadia man was arrested for selling marijuana while peddling pizza.
* Donald K. Van Enwyck, 18, of Boy Scout Troop 138 at Park Presbyterian Church received his Eagle Scout award.
* Newark Senior Jason Rizzo, who led the Newark Track team to victory over Waterloo was shown with Coach Floyd Greene.
* Dr. James D. Tyner, who practiced medicine for over 42 years and was Newark School physician for 20 years, died at the age of 82.
* Charles Ackerman of Penfield was hired as Newark Code Enforcement officer.