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In memory of Harry A. Sturges

News Herald – May 25, 1923 – F.E. Bleezarde, Publisher

Coeymans:

  • William Smith has greatly improved the appearance of his residence on South Main Street by the addition of a front porch.
  • The lighting fixtures have been installed on the new concrete bridge which crosses the Coeymans Creek near P.A. Whitbeck’s residence, but connections have not yet been made to the lighting circuit.
  • The Boy Scouts were on the street bright and early Saturday morning to conduct their tag day drive, and all day long they worked faithfully with their tags and coin boxes. Several young ladies assisted them in the work. When nighttime came and the boxes were emptied, it was found that $94.24 had been collected. A good portion of the amount collected will be used by the local organization for the purchase of necessary equipment.
  • The Mothers and Daughters Banquet which was held in the chapel of the M.E. church on Friday evening of last week proved to be a most enjoyable affair. Places were laid for 84 at the table, and the strains of a march played on the piano by Mrs. T.T. Briggs and Mrs. Leigh Farrar; the mothers and daughters marched from the church into the chapel.
  • The topic for the Epworth League meeting Sunday evening is “What’s Ahead for Methodism?” Mrs. Arthur Hagerty is the leader.

Ravena:

  • “Knock Out of College” was played admirably by the seniors of the Ravena High School. From the opening chorus by the college boys until the final curtain, the audience was amused by the “fawney dawnees,” jokes and races.
  • Mrs. E.J. Stott, Mrs. George VanEtten, Mrs. W.B. Sabey, Mrs. Lee Johnson and Mrs. A.T. Swartout attended the session of the Eastern Star Lodge at Altamont last week Thursday, when the district deputy made her official visit.
  • The work on the finishing of the new school building is rapidly approaching completion. The contractor hopes to deliver the building about the first of June.
  • On account of the rush of work connected with the closing of school and preparation for Regents, it has been decided to postpone the Prize Speaking Contest scheduled for June 2.
  • Regular meeting of Leroy Whipple Council No. 96. D. of A. will be held Friday evening. The initiatory will be conferred on one candidate. All members are asked to be present.

Coeymans Herald – May 23, 1888 – S.H. & E.J. Sherman, Proprietors

  • Contributions to Grove Cemetery received the past week: H.S. Hotaling $2; Mrs. W.H. Teal $1; Alonzo Southhard $1.
  • Collectors have been canvassing this village in aid of the new cornet band at the Junction and have met with a generous response.
  • Briggs has a large force of mechanics employed on the improvements of his Baeren Island excursion grounds. The work is being pushed forward rapidly and the extensive improvements will be completed before the excursion season opens.
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