Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — January 1919

SALISBURY — Miss Marguerite Marston, who has been visiting her brother in Canaan for the past week, has returned home.


LIME ROCK — Miss Margaret Hubbard was in Great Barrington over Sunday.


SALISBURY — Mr. Howard Aller of Phoenix, Ariz., spent the weekend at the Congregational parsonage.


LIME ROCK — Mr. Bradley dug some parsnips from his garden on Tuesday.


Word has been received of the release of John Murray of Falls Village from a German prison camp.


LIME ROCK — A. Heinz and family of Bridgeport are visiting at J. Winterbottom’s.


LAKEVILLE — Abram Martin is drawing ice from the lake.


The Sharon Hospital is greatly in need of funds. Mr. Hidden’ death left a big hole to be filled and the Woman’s Auxiliary are planning a drive for the month of January. Many Lakeville and Salisbury people have been treated at the Hospital, and any amount from twenty-five cents upward would be greatly appreciated and may be sent to Mrs. Marion B. Jefferis, Lakeville, Box 106.


50 years ago — January 1969

The Housatonic Valley Regional High School pioneering work-study program will be officially launched when eight students, six girls and two boys, report for their part-time jobs at the Becton, Dickinson and Company plant in Canaan next Monday afternoon.


It was just like home Saturday night when the Lakeville Fire Department was called out just as the firemen and their wives were ready to sit down to dinner at the White Hart Inn. Informed the blaze was a chimney fire at the Arthur H. Williams home on White Hollow Road in Lime Rock, Assistant Chief Robert A. Smith and a dozen firemen left the party to take care of their usual duties. Within an hour all were back at the White Hart, and the dinner went on as scheduled. The fire caused only smoke damage.


Gayle N. Holmes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gunnar K. Holmes of Cornwall Bridge, has been named 1969 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Falls Village.


Enrollment at the Lee H. Kellogg School in Falls Village is up to 145 with the arrival of three new pupils.


SHARON — Mrs. Martin Cogswell is the proud possessor of an invitation to attend the inauguration of Richard M. Nixon in Washington, D.C. She was unable to attend the ceremonies but the invitation will be framed to display in her home.


25 years ago — January 1994

The onslaught of dangerously cold Arctic temperatures and the accumulation of mountainous snowbanks have locked the Northwest Corner in an icy grasp this week and severe conditions show little sign of letting up at mid-week. Another 8 to 12 inches of snow fell Monday night, making the largest single snowfall this winter, raising snow accumulations to 18 to 21 inches on the flat.


Items are reprinted word-for-word from past issues of The Lakeville Journal.