Stories from our past-June 2, 2022

Each week, the Gazette looks back on stories from the past. Here is what happened this week, by year…

1912:

  • Farmers say that the recent wet weather put them about two weeks behind in their spring work.
  • The steamer Caspian will leave on her first trip of the season to Rochester on Friday night.
  • Northport- Our village is thriving. The boarding house is busy. The canning factory is growing daily and keeping a number of men busy in its building.

1952:

  • Flying Officer, W.S. Juniper, of Picton, RCAF radio operator, was a member of the crew of an ambulance plane carrying wounded Canadian soldiers from Washington to Canada.
  • The Salvation Army Red Shield campaign passed the halfway mark with $1,000 collected of the $1, 850 objective.
  • Vivian Rylott was named senior preceptress of the Crystal Chapter No. 45 in a ceremony at the Orange Hall, Picton.

1972:

  • One of the major commercial transactions of the year in Picton will see new owners of the Armory Mall as of September 1.
  • Const. Dowsley investigated a second accident which occurred Monday on County Road 5 involving a cow-car collision.
  • Picton Public Library has gratefully accepted a donation of nine reels of microfilm from the Prince Edward Historical Society.

1982:

  • A filming crew from CBC in Toronto recently visited Cherry V alley and district in connection with a feature which is being planned, the theme being “ghosts”.
  • An increase in this year’s county, school board and township levy translates into a tax hike of $16.44 on every $1,000 of assessment for residential property owners.
  • Celebrating their 72nd weeding anniversary on the weekend was Clayton and Valera Dulmage of Point Traverse.