Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — March 1918

SALISBURY — Benjamin Smith counted 20 robins on his premises last Sunday.


CANAAN — C.C. Callendar was in town last week. He sold his house on West Main Street to S.J. Briggs.


Rents are as scarce as ever in Lakeville this spring.


LAKEVILLE — Charles Garrity was in Hartford last week and enrolled in the ship building service. He is now awaiting the government call.


50 years ago — March 1968

Steve Blass of Falls Village has reported for spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates in Florida and has been named one of the ten pitchers to be carried this year by the team. He is working out in inter-squad games.


CORNWALL — The 38 acres of land turned over to The Nature Conservancy of Connecticut, Inc., by Mrs. Jean Bacon and the four acres turned over to the Conservancy by Coltsfoot Valley, Inc., comprise an area between Valley Road and Essex Hill Road known as The Cathedral Pines of Cornwall.


FALLS VILLAGE — Miss Jane Giulian of North Canaan started teaching art in the North Canaan Elementary and Lee H. Kellogg schools this week. She graduated Sunday Feb. 4 from Southern Connecticut State College in New Haven, receiving a B.S. in Art Education.


25 years ago — March 1993

LAKEVILLE — Area schools have been hard hit by a virulent strain of flu that doctors say turns more easily into bronchitis and pneumonia than winter illnesses of the past few years. Boarding schools in the area have felt the effects more strongly because of the students’ close, around-the-clock living arrangements.


NORFOLK — Hard economic times have forced another Norfolk business to close its doors, leaving the town’s already beleaguered business district one more hole to fill in a street of empty dreams and storefronts. Roderick Perkins announced last week his decision to close the Norfolk Hardware Store, which for decades had thrived as one of the town’s more successful businesses.


These news snippets are reprinted just as they appeared in earlier issues of The Lakeville Journal.