Yesterday's News for June 2001

Yesterday's News for June 2001

35 years ago in 1966

•Chili United Presbyterian Church held a two-day celebration for its 150th Anniversary.

•The first services were held at the new Pearce Memorial Church of North Chili on June 19. After the ten-month construction project, the new church had seating for 1,600 and space for Sunday School attendance of 1,200.

•For your summer picnic... white hots were 79¢ a pound, sirloin steaks 89¢ a pound, potato salad 23¢ a pound and strawberries 33¢ a quart at Bell’s Market in Spencerport.

30 years ago in 1971

•Jean E. Hoyt was appointed Postmaster at Clarkson Post Office. Hoyt joined the postal service in 1968.

•Spencerport Central High School was renamed the Ellsworth J. Wilson School in honor of the retiring District Principal.

•McDonald’s held a Grand Opening Celebration at its new Brockport location on Brockport-Spencerport Road, opposite the Big N shopping center.

•2001 seemed so far away when Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” was playing at the Brockport Strand.

25 years ago in 1976

•Evelyn Quinn of Hilton died at age 78. She had served as Master of the Parma Grange for two years, and had been a lecturer for the Grange for 14 years. She had also been a 4-H leader for 44 years.

•More than 20 fire hydrants in Spencerport were decorated with red, white and blue paint by residents participating in the bicentennial hydrant painting contest sponsored by the Ogden Bicentennial Commission.

•Gioia’s Shoe Repair in Churchville was going out of business after 39 years. Owner Thomas Gioia decided to retire.

20 years ago in 1981

•Father Robert Winterkorn, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church in Spencerport, celebrated 25 years in the priesthood with a special mass and dinner with over 1,200 friends and parishioners. The dinner was held at the Rochester Dome Arena and was catered, free of charge, by Stan Zamiara, owner of Plantation Party House, as a gift to Winterkorn.

•The Ogden-Spencerport-Brockport Youth Project known as “The Bridge” was matching young people looking for jobs with potential employers. The Bridge also set up training sessions to help youths obtain jobs.

•Pudgie’s Pizza on Buffalo Road in North Chili held a Grand Re-opening to celebrate their new pizza formula, new menu and new outlook.

15 years ago in 1986

•Renovations updating structures at Spencerport’s Waste Water Treatment Facility on Big Ridge Road were ongoing, but two months behind schedule. The renovations were mandated by the Department of Environmental Conservation and the EPA in 1983 because the plant was unable to treat waste water sufficiently to meet state and federal standards for ammonia content after treatment.

•On June 7, the Ogden Police Department began 24-hour police coverage of the town. The department of eight officers had previously provided coverage for all but two and one half early morning hours. The added coverage was requested by residents who signed a petition.

10 years ago in 1991

•Brockport Fire Chief Laurence C. Vaughan was honored in formal ceremonies at the 85th Annual Conference of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs when they presented him with their “Excellence in Leadership” award on June 10. Vaughan was the only recipient that year for the award based on innovation, achievement and exceptional dedication and leadership capabilities.

•Adrian and Nellie Vandertang of Ogden decided to retire and close their Village Shoe Store in the Spencerport Village Plaza. The store opened in 1967.

•Ralph Maniscalo, principal of Churchville-Chili’s Fairbanks Road School since 1967, retired. In honor of his years of service the Fairbanks Road Elementary School Parents Association and the Churchville-Chili Board of Education dedicated the community playground, built at the school during his tenure, in his name.

5 years ago in 1996

•The Brockport Elks Club held American Fest ‘96 - four days of carnival rides, shows, performances and fireworks.

•Hamlin Park Chief Leon Randall retired after 20 years as supervisor of Hamlin Beach State Park.

•The Olympic Torch Run, en route to the Summer Games in Atlanta, passed through the Rochester area on June 12 with several westsiders participating.

•The Chili Historic Preservation Board designated the Streeter’s Inn, built in 1811, an official landmark.

1 year ago in 2000

•James Green, the Spencerport Central School District’s representative to the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Board of Education, retired having served a total of 40 years as a school board member.

•Hilton Agway closed as part of the Agway Company’s decision to close many company owned stores in favor of having independent dealers of Agway products.

•Spencerport High School business teacher Mike Blackwell was named the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year by the Greece Wal-Mart store.

•The Seymour Building was dedicated to the department of public works crew that helped with the restoration and preservation of the building. The Village of Brockport moved its municipal offices into the first floor of the building.

•The Daisy House Adult Home for senior citizens needing help with daily living, but not needing nursing care, opened. What sets Daisy House apart from other facilities is that it is located in a private home with only five bedrooms, and its focus is on promoting socialization.