One hundred years of Arcadia's history straight from the pages of old Courier Gazette newspapers as compiled by John Zornow.
100 Years Ago
October 24, 1912
Masons were working on the new school building in East Newark with the brickwork almost complete. The school was being built at the location of the former fire engine house, which was moved across the street next to the Brunswick Hotel.
George Perkins purchased a handsome new saddle horse in Rochester and rode it to Newark from there.
F.W. Wenban was appointed Supt. of the Gas & Light plant in Watkins.
S.N. Keener returned from a seven week trip to the west by automobile. He called on Albert Perkins in Santa Ana California.
75 Years Ago
October 20, 1937
The Newark Village Board approved a request by A.L. Hoffman to install a wooden doorway at his property at 141 South Main St. The hand carved historic doorway was from the estate of the Rutgers family in New York City. John Porter was given permission to move his chicken house along village streets to his home at 800 Church St.
The Newark Barbers Assoc. disbanded and returned to regular pricing and hours due to lack of participation.
The Morgan Electric Shop was awarded the contract for all electrical work in the new Woolworth building on South Main St.
Chase's, 137 West Union St., makers of candy, ice cream, and popcorn were installing a new soda fountain. Chases had other stores in Canandaigua, Sodus Point, and Palmyra.
50 Years Ago
October 18, 1962
With the election just 3 weeks away it was revealed that 4,554 citizens had registered to vote in Arcadia.
Ad - Wolk's Apparel - South Main St. offered a corduroy goal coat for $25.
Ad - 8 out of 10 New Car Buyers Can Afford a New 1963 Buick - As Low as $2,365 - Scofield & Son Buick, 226 East Union St.
It was revealed by Bud Paxon of WACK that the popular record hops would be held at the new Danceland Auditorium on East Avenue.
At Newark High School five seniors were honored for high performance in the National Merit Test. They were Bernard Bergman, Steve Monje, Christina Jagger, Gary Grant, and Don Greule.
25 Years Ago
October 23, 1987
Elsie Dedrick was named Newark's Outstanding Citizen by the Newark Chamber of Commerce at their annual dinner. Mrs. Dedrick was a major force in the building of the community playground in Perkins Park.
The Wayne County Women's Republican Club celebrated their 40th anniversary at a banquet at the Steger House in Sodus.
Newark Rotarians were shown constructing a new press box at the Newark Little League field. All material and labor were donated.
Nineteen-year-old Martina Humeniuk was shown greeting customers at the Newark Pennysaver office counter. Ms. Humeniuk was hired the day after graduation in 1986.