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 10, 1913
• In New York State 37 deaths were recorded of people who were 100 years old or older.
• The Newark Board of Trade discussed beautification of the area on the south side of the canal behind East Union St. stores. This area had just been created as a result of the relocation of the canal.
• Ad - Messenger Boy Wanted - Apply in person at Western Union telegraph office, Opera House block.
• The Empire Gas and Electric Co. of Geneva purchased the Newark Gas & Electric plants. Coal gas were continue to be distributed from the Water St. facility.
• Making up the six piece orchestra at the Senior Play were Doris Moon pianist, Jean Egan and Don Cole violin, William Croucher piccolo, Roy Robbins drummer, and Wm. Colorocco cornet.
75 Years Ago
• Newark auto dealer Curtis C. Scofield was shown with Robin # 18, a solid mahogany sailboat that he built with the assistance of Pete Kemper. It would be ready for the annual Decoration Day race at Sodus Point.
• Burglars got $200 in a break-in at Joe Brill's Restaurant. Three Rochester youths were being questioned.
• The Village of Newark embarked on a $12,000 project to rid the village of the Dutch Elm beetle.
• Miss Elizabeth Stell and Mr. Orville Martin were married at St. Michael's rectory.
• New Boys Scouts registered in the Wayne County were up by 242. Total enrollment was now 575.
50 Years Ago
April 11, 1963
• The Newark Patrolmen's Benevolent Association was set to hold their annual Policemen's Ball at the Newark Elks Club, featuring the Frank Fennell orchestra.
• Ad - "If you can't beat them , join them." Red DeVey now associated with DePauw - Chevrolet Olds.
• Henry Hyman, of Colton Avenue, died at the age of 94. The former creamery owner drove his 1935 Packard until a year ago.
• The annual Newark Rotary Pancake Cay at the Grange Hall featured all you could eat pancakes and sausage you could eat for $1.
• Ad - Seniors - Order Your Class Rings Now - $7.95 - Brenner Jewelers.
25 Years Ago
April 15, 1988
• The Newark Fire Department was sporting a new Chief's car, donated by the village board and restored with donations from area businesses.
• Francis (Bud) Darrow was named 1987 Newark Wayne Auxiliary volunteer of the year for his many hours of contributions.
• Ed Dundas of Marion joined the staff of Ely & Leene Insurance, specializing in marketing and underwriting.
• The owner of a North main St. laundry building was denied a variance to expand the building into 3-4 separate businesses.
• The Town of Arcadia code enforcement sent 37 notices to residents with more than one unregistered vehicles on their properties.