Yesterday's News for November 2002

Yesterday's News for Novmeber 2002

35 years ago in 1967

•Spencerport’s Memorial Park was dedicated on Veteran’s Day. Congressman Barber Conable presented a flag that had previously flown over the White House.

•The November 16 dedication ceremony of the Churchville-Chili Junior High School was attended by a large number of students, parents and friends.

•The Hilton Post Office moved into its new building on Main Street on November 18.

•A new Lions Club was formed in Hilton. Gerry Agett served as the club’s first president.

•Marine Midland Bank moved into its new building in the Spencerport Village Plaza.

•Pamco, located on Church Street in Spencerport, celebrated its fifth anniversary with savings on carpet and furniture.

30 years ago in 1972

•Monroe County 4-H celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Diamond Clover Award for 40 years of community service as a 4-H club leader was presented to Mrs. Walter Quinn of Hilton.

•Expansion plans for the Spencerport Village Plaza were underway. Bell’s Market would have twice the floor space. A Ben Franklin store was also included in the future plans for the plaza.

•The Kiwanis Club of Churchville received its charter from Kiwanis International on November 18.

•Plans were announced for the expansion of Kodak’s Elmgrove plant in Gates. The $30 million project would add 800,000 square feet to the facility increasing manufacturing capabilities to meet future growth in demand for Kodak’s new pocket Instamatic cameras and other photo equipment.

•Durfee Chevrolet was selling used cars and trucks by the pound. A ‘69 Ford Fairlane was 41¢ a pound (3134 pounds), a ‘67 Dodge Polara was 27¢ a pound (4050 pounds), and a ‘72 Malibu Sport Coupe was 88¢ a pound (3411 pounds).

25 years ago in 1977

•Republicans were big winners in local elections. The biggest upset was in Sweden where Democrat Thomas Parker defeated Republican incumbent John Sodoma for Town Supervisor. A recount was underway in Clarkson to determine the winner of a town council seat. John Whiteman was announced the winner with 563 votes, one more than Democratic opponent David Lawlor.

•Ogden Presbyterian Church received a new cross for their altar from Eleanor Bound in memory of her late husband Hulett Bound. The 44” by 66” cross was carved out of black walnut by Spencerport industrial arts teacher Roy Hogue.

•Ann Karles became the first woman in the Rochester area to own and operate an auto parts store, Parts Barn Inc., which held its Grand Opening November 17 through 19 in Spencerport. Karles was also a stock car driver and was the first woman in the Northeastern Auto Racing Association to take a checkered flag.

20 years ago in 1982

•A public hearing was held to consider three design alternatives for the extension of I-490 from Elmgrove Road to Washington Street. There was a standing room only crowd at Spencerport’s Wilson High School for the presentation, but many left before being called to speak on the proposed alternatives. Those who did speak spoke briefly and dispassionately. The Department of Transportation was expected to select a route within six months.

•I. Vincent Lloyd, retired pastor of Hilton Baptist Church, celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination.

•Preparations were being made to bring cable TV to Ogden. The Zoning Board was considering a variance for a tower on Vroom Road from Group W Cable. Cable TV was expected to be in service by March 1983 with 35 channels costing $7.95 a month and premium channels $2.95 each.

15 years ago in 1987

•Recommendations for a county reliever airport were being heard. Of 13 sites under consideration, Ledgedale Airpark in Sweden was the preferred location of consultants.

•Churchville toddler Jason VanAernum, son of David and Toni VanAernum, was selected as Sibley’s All American Boy in a photo contest.

•The Hilton Cadets boys’ soccer team defeated Penfield 1-0 to win their first Section V title Class A. They went on to beat Williamsville North 1-0 in the quarter-finals, Union Endicott 4-0 in the semifinals, and Garden City 2-1 to earn the State Class A Soccer Title.

•One of Ogden’s newest businesses was Bozza Ravioli and Macaroni Co. Inc. which had recently moved to Buffalo Road near Whittier. The family run business was growing. Their products were being used in many area restaurants, and were beginning to be sold in area supermarkets.

10 years ago in 1992

•Bobbi Lipka of Churchville was representing the equestrian interest on the National Recreational Trails Advisory Council in Washington, D.C. Her goal was to see the trails become more functional.

•Republican Charles Nesbitt won the 137th State Assembly District seat succeeding R. Stephen Hawley (R) who held the seat for almost 20 years before deciding to retire. Nesbitt defeated Democrat Ted Swiercznski and Conservative Donald Walzer for the seat.

•Work had begun to transform the former Ames/Zayre’s store in Brockport’s University Plaza into a Wal-Mart Shopping Center. A March 1993 opening was anticipated.

•Two women’s bodies were found in Hamlin in as many months. Since 1989 a total of six bodies had been found near the Parkway in northeast Hamlin and northwest Parma. All were women from Rochester with ties to prostitution, drugs or a street life. There was speculation about the deaths being the work of a serial killer.

5 years ago in 1997

•The Ogden-based Hover-Davis was ranked number eight on the Greater Rochester Metro Chamber of Commerce’s 1997 Rochester Top 100 Companies.

•Brockport Diner on Erie Street in Brockport was heavily damaged by fire on November 12.

•Chili Memorial Post 412 of the VFW dedicated its new post home at 412 Ballantyne Road on November 15. A special postal cancellation commemorated the event at the North Chili Post Office.

•The Community Free Library in Holley held an open house to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

•St. Bonaventure’s Science Advisory Council honored John Prouty, a Churchville-Chili High School chemistry and biology teacher, with the inaugural Roger Bacon Award for excellence in teaching science.

1 year ago in 2001

•Churchville’s new 4,700 square foot, $600,000 Village Hall opened. Members of Boy Scout Troop 133 provided the landscaping as part of Jason Mindler’s Eagle Scout Service Project.

•While most area political candidates were running unopposed, Paul Kimball defeated Christa Filipowicz to retain his position as Clarkson Supervisor and newcomer James Maley Jr. defeated incumbent Kathleen Mullaly for Parma Town Justice.

•On November 5, Dolomite, leasor of the Manitou Sand and Gravel pit, conducted a blast to open a new lift (or level) in the quarry floor. That blast, as well as an earlier blast on September 17, resulted in flyrock. Rocks as large as 30 pounds were blasted out of the pit onto adjacent property. Representatives of Dolomite stressed that these incidents were accidental.

•The area code for Orleans, Genesee, Monroe and Wyoming counties changed from 716 to 585 effective November 15. The Buffalo area retained the 716 area code.

•The Village of Brockport announced the selection of Irondequoit Police Department Lieutenant Daniel P. Varrenti as the next Brockport Police Chief. Varrenti assumed the position on January 1, 2002.

•The Spencerport Zoning Board of Appeals held a special meeting November 29 to discuss the proposed controversial renovations of St. John's Church in Spencerport. The application for variances needed for construction of an addition to the masonry at the corner of Martha and Amity Streets in the village was denied.