Yesterday's News November 2000

Yesterday's News for November 2000

35 years ago in 1965

•James Burke and Son Hardware opened on Lake Road in Hamlin.

•The old gristmill building at Hilton Milling and Storage Company, a Hilton landmark, was torn down. A new store was to be built on the site.

•Churchville-Chili defeated archrival Spencerport 2-1 to capture the Section V Class B Soccer Championship.

30 years ago in 1970

•A new bridge over the Erie Canal at Elmgrove Road opened. The old bridge had been condemned for safety reasons in February.

•Skelly’s Midway Inn on Chili Avenue was destroyed by fire. It took firefighters over three hours to bring the blaze under control.

•Parma Plaza opened on Ridge Road West. Stores in the plaza included Villa Roma Pizzeria, Silver Dry Cleaners and Evelyn’s Fashion and Yarn Shop.

•For your Thanksgiving Dinner – turkey, 33¢ a pound; yams, 13¢ a pound; cranberry sauce, 19¢ a can; bread, 20¢ a loaf; and for dessert, frozen pumpkin and mince meat pies, three for $1 at Star Market.

25 years ago in 1975

•After a bitter election, the formerly Democratic Chili Town Board changed to a Republican controlled board with a 4-1 majority. James J. Powers, the incumbent Supervisor, was re-elected as the only Democrat on the board.

•Only seven votes kept Hilton on RG&E electric rather than allow the creation of a village owned electric company.

•Monroe County Sheriff Al Skinner died.

•A new county-wide code limiting smoking in public places went into effect.

20 years ago in 1980

•The Spencerport Cherry House furniture store closed its doors forever.

•Chili residents were opposed to a proposed expansion of the Monroe County Airport.

•The Parma Grange celebrated its 105th Anniversary and presented its Community Citizen’s Award to David Montrallo who purchased the Grange building in 1977 and converted it to offices and shops known as the Parma Grange Mall.

•Earl White, founder and first president of the Ogden Historical Society and Ogden Town Historian for over 30 years, died from heart disease at age 77.

•There was a Grand Opening Sale at Bauch’s IGA in Hamlin. Specials included three loaves of bread for $1, Rice Krispies, 99¢ a box, and sliced bacon, 69¢ a pound.

15 years ago in 1985

•A new contract, including higher salaries and better health benefits, was ratified by the Spencerport Central School District and Spencerport teachers. The teachers had been working without a contract since July 1.

•Community leaders participated in the Churchville-Chili School District’s “I’ve Been Back to School Day” as guest teachers.

•The Monday night special at Casey’s Restaurant in Brockport was a tray of 50 chicken wings for $5.99.

•The Ben Franklin Pre-Christmas Toy Sale featured Transformers Dinobots for $9.97, Dreamtime Barbie for $7.77, Voltron – Defender of the Universe for $10.97 and Musical Glo Worm for $13.97.

10 years ago in 1990

•First graders at Churchville-Chili’s Fairbanks Road School were making care packages including Kool-Aid, gum, books, magazines and cards to be sent to United States soldiers in the Persian Gulf in time for Christmas.

•The Spencerport boys volleyball team defeated Midlakes for the Section V Title.

•Hilton Fire Department Pumper 264 was sold to an individual in Syracuse for $2,263. The Hilton Fire Department had purchased the used pumper in 1948.

•“Goodfellas,” “Rocky V,” and “The Rescuers Down Under” were playing at the Brockport Strand.

5 years ago in 1995

•Brockport Historian Emily Knapp published the book “Not So Long Ago,” a collection of her writings on Brockport History.

•Hilton Central School District began an efficiency study on the topic of year-round schooling.

1 year ago in 1999

•Rick Furnal, owner of the Hilton Big M, competed against 70 other Big M owners in New York and Pennsylvania and was named “Retailer of the Year.”

•In local elections - Austin Warner won the Hamlin Town Supervisor seat and Gay Lenhard retained her Supervisor position in Ogden.

•After much debate it was decided that the Monroe County Holiday Light Show would be held at Northampton Park.

•There were a lot of changes happening in North Chili. The Towne Plaza Restaurant was demolished, The Glue Factory opened at its new location on Union Street and Jitters coffee shop opened in the old post office building.