Yesterday's News for November 2007

Yesterday's News for November 2007

40 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.

•Spencerport Volunteer Ambulance, in operation only a few months, went to full-time, round-the-clock service.

•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.

•McNall’s celebrated their 60th anniversary with a storewide sale. There were McNall’s stores in Hilton, on Rigde Road and in Albion.


35 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.

•A Recycle Grease Campaign was held throughout Monroe County from November 21 through December 1. The object was to collect grease and fat from the kitchen in metal cans to be recycled into soap and candles.

•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).


30 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.

•In order to improve service in the northern part of Ogden Telephone’s franchise area, the company was undertaking major construction on Lake Avenue from Main Street north to the railroad tracks. Underground ducts were to be installed beneath sidewalks to increase line capacity. While the area was excavated, the village planned to place storm sewers in the area.


25 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.

•Spencerport Rangers Boys Soccer team clinched their division championship with a 3-0 victory over Roth. Spencerport had been seeded fourth in Section V when the tournament opened.

•There were contract disputes between teachers and the Spencerport and Hilton school districts. Spencerport teachers voted to “work to rule” until they had a new contract with the school district. Hilton teachers had been working without a contract since June, and finally reached a tentative agreement with the district.


20 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.

•A Grand Opening was held at Video Junction on Union Street in Spencerport. The video store (former home of Jerry’s Record Tree) featured new releases on both BETA and VHS.


15 years ago in 1992

•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.

•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.


10 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.


5 years ago in 2002

•Churchville-Chili Board of Education appointed Annemarie Spadafora the district’s new Superintendent of Schools, culminating a five month search.

•Twenty Hilton High School graphic arts students received national Gutenberg Awards from members of the Printers and Imaging Association of New York. Over 500 entries were received for consideration from the United States and Canada.

•Just as the Adams Basin Washington Street bridge reopened to vehicular traffic, NYSDOT closed the Gallup Road bridge for repairs.

•Churchville-Chili Saints girl’s soccer team defeated Mercy 1-0 for their first Class A Sectional soccer championship November 4. Senior Joanna Patalano, in the week previous to the game, was also named Co Player-of-the-Year in Monroe County Class A.

•Churchville-Chili schools hosted a building dedication ceremony on November 16 to dedicate their new Transportation Facility and Math and Science Technology Wing. At the ceremony they also opened a time capsule from 1968 which was removed from the cornerstone of the former junior high school, and placed a new time capsule.

•The Village of Brockport received a $25,000 grant from the Main Street Small Cities Grant program to help fund the construction of a visitor’s center along the banks of the Erie Canal.

•Eighty concerned Hilton and Parma residents met at the Village Community Center to discuss their concerns about juvenile mischief and develop a strategy to deal with the problem.

•Former Brockport resident Richard L. Booth, Jr. came forward as the donor of the Sweden Clarkson Community Center. At their November 26 board meeting, the Town of Sweden was presented with the deed for the Community Center building free and clear. Booth’s donation totaled $3 million.