In history: Week of Dec. 29

125 Years Ago:

December 31, 1885 - At a recent meeting of the trustees of the seminary it was decided to build a substantial brick building for a laundry. The ground plan has been agreed upon and arrangements will be made at once. All the unsightly buildings on the campus will afterwards be removed.

A Christmas tree heavily laden with beautiful, useful and expensive presents was the attraction at the Episcopal church on Monday evening last. Every one seemed to enjoy themselves to the utmost and returned home wishing that Christmas came oftener.

Christmas was very appropriately observed at the M.E. church. Refreshments were served in the church parlors, after which each member of the Sunday School received a handsome card and a package of sweetmeats.

100 Years Ago:

December 29, 1910 - The Presbyterian and Baptist churches held their Christmas celebrations on Monday evening. At the Presbyterian church a supper was served, while a five-piece orchestra, composed of members of the Sunday school, furnished music.

On Christmas day four impressive masses were sung in St. James church...The high altar was adorned by a new ostensorium or remonstrance which was donated by a lady member of the congregation. The ostensorium is a beautiful specimen of handiwork, made of gold and adorned with brilliants and rubies. It is 37 inches high in the shape of a cross with golden rays...The electric cross over the high altar was also used for the first time.

50 Years Ago:

December 29, 1960 - Cazenovia Lake froze completely over for the first time this winter on Friday, December 23, 1960, and although several warm days have threatened it the ice still remains on the lake.

We Welcome. Christmas twins, a son, Terry, and a daughter, Cheryl Ann, born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bobbette of 24 Fenner Street, on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 1960, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse.

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