Turning Back the Pages - August 3, 2017

100 years ago — 1917

SALISBURY — Rev. J.C. Goddard is enjoying a month’s vacation which he is spending in Yonkers. Rev. Alan Fairbank will preach in the Congregational Church during his absence.


A local prophet declares that if every week we each observe

A wheat-less day

And a meat-less day

It will save us all

From an eat-less day.


Judge D.T. Warner is entertaining a party of lawyers on Mt. Riga.


Will the person who took the Yale padlock and key from my cow barn, please return it. William Kane.


LAKEVILLE — A big rubber neck car containing 30 people passed through the village on Wednesday. It was evidently a jolly bunch who were trying to beat out the heat.


SHARON — Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Wike and daughter Pauline spent last week at Pine Grove, Canaan.


TACONIC — Mr. George Amborn has sold his place to a Brooklyn party and has gone to Maine to live.


50 years ago — 1967

One of the area’s most popular young performers will be welcomed back after a five years’ absence when Steve Foote of Cornwall brings his guitar and gives a concert of folk songs at the Cornwall Town Hall on Aug. 12 at 12:30.


A public chicken fry will be staged by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Berkshire Post No. 9243 of Lakeville at the Post Home on Sunday, Aug. 6. Walter Palmer, a past master at the art of frying chickens, will prepare the main course.


Canaan volunteer firemen answered a call at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schultz Sunday evening, when their car burned while in the garage. The horn evidently short-circuited, causing the fire. The car was a total loss, and there was considerable damage to the garage.


CORNWALL — Schuyler Parsons is a patient at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital after sustaining a fractured wrist at his home on Saturday night.


25 years ago — 1992

SHARON — Elizabeth Ann Gross won the Traditional Media Print Prize for her artwork at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts School. Gross, 41, graduated in May 1992 with a major in printmaking.



FALLS VILLAGE — Denise Bagnaschi and Craig Whiting, both of Canaan, represented the Housatonic Valley FFA Chapter at the 1992 Washington Conference Program in Washington, D.C.