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100 years ago — September 1921

SALISBURY — Mrs. Asal Edleman had the misfortune to fracture a bone in her right foot on Saturday and was taken to the Sharon Hospital by Dr. Peterson on Monday and an X-ray taken. She has the sympathy of her friends.


Two aviators from the Pittsfield Aero Club expect to bring a hydroplane to Lake Wononscopomuc on Saturday and will land at the boat house. Passengers will be taken on 15 minute flights for $10.00 a person on Saturday and Sunday.


A party of about 30 Lakeville people went to Great Barrington to attend a play last Friday evening.


50 years ago — September 1971

The Sharon Creative Arts Foundation has sold SCAF House to William L. Landis in an unusual agreement which was completed and signed by both parties at a legal closing last Friday. Under this agreement SCAF will be permitted to maintain its office in the house and the two large rooms on the main floor will be available for some winter workshops. No rental will be charged to the foundation for this use.


Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kahler, their three daughters, Michelle, Robin and Sharon, and Mrs. Lewis Kahler sailed Sept. 9 on the SS Rotterdam for England where they plan to live for at least a year. The Kahlers, who have owned Stagecoach Hill Inn in Sheffield for 15 years, recently sold the inn to “Scottie” Burns, who is managing it with his associate, Wilbur Wheeler. Michael Kahler and his mother are both natives of Great Britain although they are now United States citizens. Heather Kahler is the daughter of Stewart and Ann Hoskins of Lakeville and grew up here, attending local schools. The three children also attended schools in Lakeville. The family plans to rent a house in some English village.


25 years ago — September 1996

LAKEVILLE — The garbage hopper at the Salisbury/Sharon transfer station will be closed down for hydraulic system repairs Sept. 24-26, transfer station manager Mike Golden announced this week. Residents who can store their garbage at home are asked to do so during the three-day period while the 20-year-old hydraulic system is being repaired.


SHARON — Brian Wilcox loves travel. He loves photography too. Now the 35-year-old caretaker is combining the two in a new home-based business, Wilcox Photo Greetings. One day not long ago he asked himself what he was going to do with his thousands of photographs. His dream was to make fine art prints, but he knew people wouldn’t want to spend $175 on a 14 by 16-inch print. He realized people would be willing to pay just under $3 for a laminated card, which he signs on the back after his wife writes down where the photo was taken, and markets the cards at area businesses such as Paley’s Market, the Audubon Center and craft fairs. He is also looking for photo assignments. Recently a fellow asked him to photograph his goats for a greeting card. He obliged with pleasure.


Area residents know Sal Sanchez best as the amiable waiter with the Spanish accent from the White Hart Inn. Mr. Sanchez has indeed made his living all over the world by attending to the dining needs of others, but this skill hides other, no less formidable, talents. Sanchez left the White Hart this week to pursue those other talents and will soon be selling his own brand of largely organic foods under the label Earth Foods. Mr. Sanchez and his wife and partner, Duffy Sanchez, are in the process of purchasing and renovating the former Marina Restaurant in Hudson, N.Y., a facility they will convert into a large commercial kitchen with an adjacent deli.


These items were taken from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, keeping the original wording intact as possible.

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