Turning Back The Pages
100 years ago — May 1920
About the last relic of last winter’s severity has finally taken its departure. Up till Monday a patch of snow and ice still remained beside the highway at Barack Matiff where during last winter a big snow bank was formed. Last Sunday someone with an eye to contrast had placed a bunch of grass and dandelions on the patch of snow.
LAKEVILLE — William Chase has severed his connection with the Wononsco Garage and has entered the employ of Dufour’s Garage.
NOTICE — Have now opened the ice business for the coming season. Your orders solicited. Also Light Trucking. Phone 57-5. David Doty.
50 years ago — May 1970
Going uphill on Route 4 out of Sharon toward Cornwall Bridge, a large horse van ran off the road and fell on its side on Tuesday morning. Two horses were in the van at the time and the impact was enough for their hooves to break through the down side of the van. When extricated after a good deal of trouble, and with the aid of Dr. Harvey Hayden of Sharon, the horses were found to be uninjured. The driver also was unhurt.
KENT — Pvt. Roger A. Whitmore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin E. Whitmore, was graduated recently from the Army Aviation School’s Single-Rotor Turbine Utility Helicopter Maintenance Course at Fort Rucker, Alabama.
“Old Canaan Days” will be the theme for the Canaan Chamber of Commerce sponsored activities the first week of August. For a number of years the theme was “Canaan Old Railroad Days.” The decision was reached for the change of name at a meeting called by the Chamber of Commerce last week in the North Canaan Town Hall.
Jeremy R. Dakin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dakin of Sugar Hill Road, was one of 62 Connecticut seniors receiving degrees from the University of Vermont on May 17. Mr. Dakin received a B.A. degree.
25 years ago — May 1995
CANAAN — Residents at Geer Health Care Center have been celebrating the 25th anniversary of the current facility. Geer, which offers skilled nursing care, has held a variety of events, including a Mardi Gras celebration last week. A time capsule has been buried, which will be recovered when Geer celebrates its 50th anniversary.
These items were gathered from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, keeping the original wording intact.