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News from the Past in Memory of Harry A. Sturges

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In memory of Harry A. Sturges

News Herald – December 14, 1923 – F.E. Bleezarde, Publisher

Coeymans:

  • Mrs. Caleb H. Baumes of Newburgh is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.A. TenEyck.
  • The Twin Ports, one the large electric boats that has been making trips between Duluth and New York, had to anchor near the Ziegler Island icehouse, about a mile from this village on Sunday night on account of engine trouble and remained until nearly 7 o’clock.
  • The large steam shovel, which has been used by the contractor for cutting away the bank and in grading for the repair work, which is being done in connection with the changes of the state highway in the vicinity of the bridge and what was the Fredenburgh house, has finished its task and has been shipped away.
  • In spite of the unpleasant evening, there was a large attendance at the supper and fair given by the Ladies Aid Society of the M.E. church in the chapel on Thursday evening of last week. The booths were attractive in their appearance, and many handsome and useful articles were on sale. The proceeds were over $550.
  • At the regular meeting of Hudson River Council No. 47 Jr. O.U.A.M. Thursday evening, Dec. 7, officers were nominated for the coming year. At the next meeting, Dec. 21, the final nomination and election will take place.

Ravena:

  • The friends of Frank Rowe gave him a farewell party at the home of C.H. Hamlin before leaving for Florida, where he, with his parents, expect to spend the winter.
  • A Punch and Judy show was held in Odd Fellows Hall on Saturday, and the little tots of the village had a good time. The pie-eating contest was won by Ellsworth Baker. Frederick Lawson and Charles Goldstein participated in the contest.
  • The regular monthly business meeting of the Loyal Daughters Sunday School class of the Christian church was held Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Henry Seberger. Mrs. Arthur Pemberton assisted in entertaining. There was a good attendance, and the month’s work was planned.
  • Those who were listening on the radio last Saturday evening and heard Phil Romano’s orchestra say the piano player was about the best they have ever heard. They would be surprised to find out that a home boy was doing the playing, for it was none other than the young man who grew up among us and who is making a big hit in the musical world, John Finke, Jr.
  • The annual communication of Russell Lodge, No. 850, F. & A.M. was held on Monday evening. The reports of the various officers and committees showed the lodge to be in a flourishing condition. The elective officers chosen at this meeting were as follows: Master, John Babcock; S.W.A. Van Hoesen; J.W., S. S. Rice; secretary, William V. Roberts; treasurer, G.W. Babcock; trustee, A.J. Greene.

Coeymans Herald – December 12, 1888 – S.H. & E.J. Sherman, Proprietors

  • The Ladies Aid Society of the M.E. church took in $25 at the corn supper held at the parsonage last Wednesday evening.
  • The Collector Barent Mull is the possessor of a $7 Continental bill, which he prizes very highly. It is 112 years old and was found among some effects of his father.
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