Stories from our past-June 30,2022

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

1912:

  • The Gazette’s Piano Owning Contest, with the $400 Willis Piano as the ultimate goal, has entered into its second week.
  • Among those who received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) at the commencement exercises of Yale University recently was Merton Y. Williams, formerly of West Lake Road.
  • The Presbyterian church held its annual anniversary service at Knox Church on Sunday Morning and Sunday Evening.

1952:

  • Complaints were flooding in to the Picton Public Utilities Commission about a musty taste in the water supply. It was decided to drain and clean the reservoir.
  • Work has started by H.J. McFarland Construction Co. on the paving and curbing of some of the streets in Picton.
  • C.M. Dice, Bloomfield, had some unusually early tomatoes. On June 18, he picked a ripe one and since then has gathered in a six-quart basket.

1972:

  • The Rev. W. Neelands will be giving his final service at South Bay this Sunday.
  • Prominent Belleville businessman, Frank Murray, manager of CJBQ, was acclaimed president of the Quinte Arts Council at their fifth annual meeting.
  • As a result of high winds and heavy rainfall in Prince Edward County, houses were damaged, trees knocked down and some areas were left without hydro or telephone service.

1982:

  • Mrs. Grant Norton opened her home last Wednesday afternoon for an 80th birthday party in honour of Mrs. Marion Rabbie.
  • The County Whirlers Square Dance Club Executive recently held a meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Creighton Lockyer.
  • The county will take over from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications  a parcel of land near Huyck’s Point.