Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — March 1918

SALISBURY — Fred Marston expects to move into the house known as the “Bennett House” on April 1st.


LIME ROCK — Robert Humes who has worked on the Frost farm the past year is to vacate the first of April and move to Chapinville.


The young blizzard which struck town last Sunday raged fiercely throughout most of the day. The high wind and snow did some damage to wires and trees, but happily the snow was too heavy to drift to any extent.


The robins and blue birds were postponed on account of the snow storm this morning.


The state police were in town last Saturday and apprehended several auto drivers who were running with last year’s license plates.


50 years ago — March 1968

Friends of Earl and Mildred Card, whose barns burned completely in a fire last month, will sponsor a square dance at the Community House on Friday March 22 to establish the Earl Card Building Fund. Proceeds from the dance will be presented to the Cards for the reconstruction of the buildings.


SHARON — Construction is progressing on a car wash building at the south end of the Sharon Shopping Center. Raymond Donovan, owner, expects to have the facilities operating by the beginning of April, at which time drivers may, for a small charge, wash their cars under cover with the hot water and various cleaners which will be available.


The Lime Rock Homemakers will hold a Millinery Sale in the Trinity Church parish house on Friday March 29 at 8 p.m. There will be a large selection of the latest spring fashions in hats from which to choose an Easter Bonnet.


25 years ago — March 1993

CORNWALL — Last year at this time, you’d be lucky to find more than 40 or 50 cars scattered about the Mohawk Ski Area’s parking lot on a typical Sunday afternoon. This year, you’d be lucky to find a parking space. After a string of natural disasters and warm, near snowless winters left the ski area in a deep financial rut, Mohawk is breathing a sigh of relief thanks to the more than 50 inches of natural snow the region has received this winter — enticing otherwise indifferent skiers to make their way out to the mountain.


News items are reproduced just as they appeared years ago in The Lakeville Journal.