Yesterday's News for April 2001

Yesterday's News for April 2001

35 years ago in 1966

•Churchville’s Famous Landmark Inn reopened its dining facilities as The Johnson House.

•Ice cream was 39¢ a half gallon, bread 19¢ a loaf, chedder cheese 79¢ a pound and soda pop 5¢ a can at Bell’s Market in Spencerport.

•For 90¢ adults could watch Richard Burton starring in “The Spy Who Came In From The Cold” and kids could see “Bambi” for 35¢ at the Brockport Strand.

30 years ago in 1971

•Vandals caused $2,000 worth of damage at Spencerport’s Fairfield Cemetery.

•Citizens to Save Ogden was fighting to stop the placement of a dump in Ogden. The group was encouraging concerned citizens to send a telegram to Governor Rockefeller.

•Westinghouse washers were $188.88, dryers $138.88 and air conditioners $109.95 at Fannon’s Appliance and Home Furnishing Center on South Union Street, Spencerport.

25 years ago in 1976

•The Spencerport Central School Board of Education passed a resolution to rename the Manitou Road School the William C. Munn, Jr. Elementary School after the board of education president who passed away in February.

•The Ogden Farmers’ Library closed its West Avenue location on April 27. Community volunteers were assisting with the library’s move to the old Village of Spencerport office building on Amity Street.

20 years ago in 1981

•The Chili Town Board set public hearings for a number of proposed laws to clean up the town. Hearings were scheduled to discuss brush control, littering and dumping.

15 years ago in 1986

•The Town of Hamlin was considering what to do with a 3.3 acre parcel of land recently purchased adjacent to the Town Hall on Lake Road. Part of the land was to be used for storage and parking. Other projects being considered were a Recreation Department building and a senior center.

•John Lynd, a ninth grade social studies teacher at Churchville-Chili High School, was selected Outstanding Secondary Social Studies Classroom Teacher of the Year by the New York State Council for the Social Studies. Lynd had been with the school district since 1970.

10 years ago in 1991

•A Clock Restoration Fund was established by the Brockport Village Board of Trustees to repair the village-owned clock on the face of the Methodist Church tower on Main Street. The Seth Thomas Clock, donated to the village by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1914, was in need of $2,200 worth of repairs.

•Thumbs Up! Enterteenment Center officially opened on April 6. The newly renovated teen club was located in the old Prof’s Place Restaurant in Hilton’s Canning Street Square. A reception and ribbon-cutting was well attended by the community and Senator Ralph Quattrociocchi.

•Voters in the Spencerport Central School District approved a $10.9 million secondary school bond. The district planned to swap the schools, making the Cosgrove building a high school for grades 9-12 and the Wilson building a junior high school for grades seven and eight. Improvements were planned for both buildings as well as a major expansion project at the Cosgrove building.

5 years ago in 1996

•James Howarth, owner of Earthborn Builders Inc. was seeking approval from the Spencerport Village Board to build an inn and restaurant on the grassy lot in the center of the village where the Village Diner was located until it was destroyed by fire in 1982. While many favored the proposal, others raised concerns over the limited parking space in the village.

•Additions and renovations were underway at Brockport’s A.D. Oliver Middle School. The 74,000 square foot additions on the north and west sides of the school were to house 30 new classrooms as well as a new cafeteria and kitchen facilities.

•Churchville-Chili Senior High School vocal music director Rob Goodling was chosen Teacher of the Year by students at the school. Goodling was also chosen Outstanding Choral Director by the Rochester Philharmonic’s Music Awards for Outstanding Music Educators.

1 year ago in 2000

•Trimmer Road in Spencerport was designated a POW-MIA Memorial Highway.

•Station #2 of the Brockport Volunteer Fire Department was officially activated on April 2. It was the first station to be located in the Town of Clarkson. It was officially dedicated on September 9 during the Clarkson Good Neighbor Day festivities.

•The Hilton community was devastated by the loss of Canning Street Square which was completely destroyed by fire in the early morning hours of April 8. The building was an area attraction that housed the Craft-Antique Co-op, The Greenery, Impeccable Baskets, Bo’z Cards and Collectibles, The Village Photographer and more. The fire occurred three weeks after the Co-op celebrated its 10th Anniversary, and just two days after the Grand Opening of Hair Envy, also located in the building.

•The second annual Max’s Mardi Gras Parade was held April 29 in the Village of Brockport.