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December 20, 2013

Step Back in Time: Dec. 20, 2013

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25 years ago

Dec. 20, 1988

WALTON — Construction on a 37-unit apartment complex in the village of Walton is expected to begin in April, said the developer at a village board meeting Monday night.

Robert L. Marshall of Syracuse said Westbrook Apartments will be built on about three acres of property on St. John Street Extension. The complex will have three buildings including a community area and laundry room. The other buildings will house 12 one-bedroom apartments for senior citizens, 24 two-bedroom apartments and one apartment for a manager.

Marshall asked trustees to approve applying for a state grant of at least $110,000 to assist in construction of water and sewer lines on village-owned property. Trustees voted unanimously to apply for the Infrastructure Development Demonstration Program grant.

The state Housing Finance Agency established the grant in July because of the housing shortage. The grant is to provide communities with money that they may not have in their budget to cover projects on municipal property, Marshall said.


50 years ago

Dec. 20, 1963

Bugbee School third graders Dulcie Holden and Martha Mitchell have been named as narrators for the Hanukah story presentation to be given Friday at 10:10 a.m. in Alumni Hall of Old Main.

The program, to include the Hanukah story and the first Christmas story, will be open to the public.

Others in the portrayal of the traditional Jewish festival story, according to Miss Esther H. Hubbard, Bugbee School music consultant, are: Father, Willie Lunn; Mother, Nancy Smith; Children, Peggy Clemons, Lucy Pantaleoni, Judd Grosshans, Penny Bree and Maryanne Amrod.

Direction is by Miss Linda Gail Stark, SUCO junior, and third grade teacher Robert P. Gaffney. Mrs. Bessie Storck and Robert B. Nichols, Bugbee faculty, assisted with costumes and scenery respectively.

The 40-voice Junior High Chorus will accompany the telling of the pageant of the first Christmas.

Parts portrayed in the Christmas pageant will be: Mother, Janice Payne; Children, Kathy Abbott, Linda Salisbury; Angels, Paul Lampman, John Hansen, Dick Gibbs, Laura Becker, Nancy New; Shepherds, Richard McVinney, John Becker, Steve LaSalle, James Lettis, Steve Close.

Kings, David Farrington, Bob Preston, Don Whitney; Mary, Karen Borden and Joseph, Brian Saunders.

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