Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago ­— April 1921

SALISBURY — Messrs. David Jones and Anson Williams, two of our most famous fishermen, are all tired out from carrying home the large and numerous trout which they secured on a recent fishing trip. If you don’t believe it, ask them!

— The question of adopting some method of daylight saving has been vexing people generally. 

— Display advertisement: PRINTING Of All Kinds, not the cheap kind but the good kind done here.

— Master Thomas Oakes has arrived home from Florida where he spent the winter. He brought with him four young alligators of assorted sizes and he is the envy and admiration of his young friends. 

50 years ago — April 1971

SALISBURY — Ottar Satre will be inducted into the Ski Hall of Fame this Saturday by retired New York Times sports editor Frank Elkins. Ceremonies will be held at the town hall at 3 p.m. and will be open to the public.

— Three benefit concerts for the perpetuation and maintenance of the Wanda Landowska Center in Lakeville have been scheduled for May 8, 23 and 30. 

— The Salisbury Town Clerk’s Office will be closed all day Friday as Lila Nash will be attending the Annual Spring Conference of Town Clerks at the White Hart Inn. Anyone needing the services of a Town Clerk desperately should be able to find one at the old hostelry in Salisbury as the clerk’s from all of Connecticut’s 169 towns expect to be there.

— Sharon Center School Director of Music Philip Garovoy requests all parents to look in their youngsters’ closets for band jackets belonging to the school. These are red blazers, and Mr. Garovoy estimates there must be 40 missing.

25 years ago — April 1996

Grand Master of the Housatonic Lodge Charles Yohe will present 50-year pins to brothers Eugene Valenti and Walter Riou Thursday at the Housatonic Lodge, 310 Salisbury Road.

SHARON — It was a squirrel, not high winds and lightning, that killed the lights Tuesday evening. A rodent chewing its way through a transformer in the Salisbury substation at 6:06 p.m. left 1,473 Sharon customers and another 877 in Lakeville in the dark. But that did not interfere with Sharon Historic District Commission members meeting in the town offices. First Selectman Bob Moeller said three candles were sufficient for conducting business. “We did just fine.”


These items were taken from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, keeping the original wording intact as possible.

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