125 Years Ago
April 22, 1886 - It is rumored that Father Meagher has bought of I.L. DeClercq, the lot adjoining the Catholic Church, which is to be enlarged. There is also to be built, a handsome house for the use of the priest, and his present residence is to be remodeled for educational purposes.
Palms were distributed in profusion at the Catholic Church last Sunday, and after the service an Italian formed from the sprays beautiful crosses that were fastened to the hats and coats of worshippers, while some plaited and others wore the long leaves.
100 Years Ago
April 20, 1911 - There is a report about the town that the village fathers are to be petitioned to change the name of Fenner street to "Farmer's avenue." There are eight farmers living on the street and they rightly feel they are deserving of some recognition. The eight are Andrew Whipple, Lorenzo Burroughs, Frank Parisou, Lester Miles, Edgar Lombard, Thos. Heffernan, O.P. Snyder and J.L. Bishop.
P.H. Donnelly and Son are agents for George Washington Coffee. This is a new kind; all you have to do is place a teaspoonful in a cup, pour on water and it is ready to drink. No boiling required.
Thursday evening of next week has been named as the time for the holding of the second annual banquet of the Cazenovia Business Men's Association. The committee, which was appointed at a meeting of the association held last week, was given the power to go ahead and arrange all the details including the determination of the date and the selection of the speaker ... A menu that can't help but appeal to the heart of every man will be served as follows: Grapefruit, soup, rolls, fried chicken, creamed potatoes, peas, brown and white bread, salad, ice cream and cake. Coffee, cigars and cigarettes will also be available ... It is hoped that the banquet will be the means of reviving interest in the association which, without any exception, should be the most powerful organization in the village.