Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — August 1919

Nicholas Guzman, a full blood Filipino, is one of the workmen employed by Barnes and Osborn on the state road work. Nicholas speaks good English, has been in this country eight years and wants to locate in Lakeville as he likes it better here than any place he has visited yet.


LIME ROCK — Mr. Duncan who has been ill, is now able to be out and is soon to return to his duties.


SHARON — The H.B. Dakin Co. have improved their store with a new dress of paint.


CANAAN — The Laffargue families motored to Brookfield Sunday.


LAKEVILLE — Peter P. Everts and family visited Camp Pootatuck, at Woodrow last Sunday. Master John Everts who has been at the camp with the Boy Scouts, returned with them.


50 years ago — August 1969

Fine, sunny weather and the largest number of participating artists to date (71) made the annual Sharon Creative Arts Foundation Clothesline Show on the Sharon Green last Saturday a vividly colorful event. It was also highly successful from a financial angle, grossing over $3,000 in sales and netting more than $700 in commissions for SCAF.


Fire of undetermined origin heavily damaged a vacant residence on Lime Rock Road early last Thursday morning. The house was owned for several years by Wilford Sherwood, a New Jersey resident, who had planned to sell the property on Friday, the day after the fire, according to Lime Rock real estate broker Mrs. Singleton Fish.


As a happy result of months of negotiating with The Stanley Works, inspections by the state, discussions with experts, public hearings and a town meeting, the new Kent sanitary landfill will open Sunday Aug. 17 at 9 a.m.


Mrs. Dorothy Fiengo, manager of Sharon Hospital’s Gift Shop since it opened 5 1/2 years ago, has resigned and will complete her duties on Friday. She said she planned to take several months vacation and then might decide what line of work to enter for the future.


25 years ago — August 1994

“Litchfield County needs to get its act together quickly,” Blake Levitt, an award-winning medical and science writer said last week, referring to the threat of new electromagnetic (telecommunications) towers that may be coming to the Northwest Corner. Ms. Levitt, who lives in Warren, is just finishing a book entitled “Electromagnetic Fields: A Consumer’s Guide to the Issues and How to Protect Ourselves.” It isn’t the unsightliness of towers that disturbs Levitt most; it is concern about health effects from the radiation that the structures give off.


These items appeared originally in The Lakeville Journal.