Stories from our past-October 27, 2022

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

1912:

  • The Ameliasburgh Orchestra intend to give a dance in the town hall next Friday evening. We understand invitations will be limited.
  • Farmers and gardeners are now busy preparing for the sprites and goblins of Hallowe’en in the shape of the small boy who delights in his yearly pranks at this season.
  • Milford-The Mission Band held a pie social on Monday evening with great success. The proceeds were $33.75.

1952:

  • A concert will be given in Bloomfield United Church, Monday evening, under the auspices of the Woman’s Missionary Society, by the talented soprano, Hazel Solomon.
  • At the annual meeting of the Prince Edward Yacht Club at the Royal Hotel, Russell Widdifield, Q.C., told of shipping and boating on the Bay of Quinte at the turn of the century.
  • The regular meeting of the Cherry Valley W.I. was held last Tuesday at the home of Mrs. H. Ostrander with Mrs. H. Thompson and Mrs. David Leavitt as helpers.

1972:

  • The A.O.T.S. Men’s Club conducted the service at Bloomfield United Church on Sunday morning with Ronald Baxter, Port Hope, giving a fine address.
  • Santa Claus parade time is rapidly coming up and officials of the sponsoring body, the Prince Edward Chamber of Commerce, are now soliciting entries.
  • The Glenora community euchres will commence Friday evening at 8 p.m. in Glenora United Church Hall.

1982:

  • Warden Bill Greer and his wife Marguerite hosted about 200 friends, family and political associates to a lavish banquet Saturday night.
  • Picton Town Police told the Gazette one of their police cruisers was sprayed with paint on Halloween night but was discovered soon after and the paint removed.
  • Up to 30 full and part-time kitchen, cleaning and nursing jobs will be created by a planned 14,000 square foot expansion to Hallowell House.