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This Week in Rockland: Newspaper Excerpts: Flashback Friday: Week of June 3

2022-06-03 TWIR Image-Orangeburg Fair

June 1, 1872 – 150 YEARS AGO
Rockland County Journal

THE NEW POST-OFFICE AT SPARKILL
       The most perfect bijou of an office in the County, and we think we can safely say in many Counties roundabout, is that at Sparkill. It is worth more than the mere trouble of stepping off the cars at Sparkill to take a glance at a well arranged and beautiful Post-office. Mr. I. H. Spencer has received his commission and the residents of the vicinity will appreciate the facilities for mailing and receiving their correspondence.

June 1, 1932 90 YEARS AGO
Rockland County Evening Journal

COUNTY FAIR DROPPED FOR CURRENT YEAR — ABANDON ORANGEBURG PLANS AFTER TROUBLE OVER GROUNDS — DEPRESSION IS CONSIDERED — EVENT TO BE PASSED FOR FIRST TIME IN 89 YEARS SINCE SOCIETY WAS FORMED
[Image: Orangeburg Fair, Orangeburg, NY, ca. 1920. Courtesy Nyack Library via NYHeritage]
       For the first time since its organization, 89 years ago, the annual fair and exhibition of the Rockland County Agricultural and Horticultural Association will not be held this Fall. This was determined at a meeting of the executive committee held at the Rockland House, Orangeburg.
       The fair grounds are the property of D. H. Clark, and while there was no dispute, the owner failed to give a definite answer to a communication sent to him by the fair authorities, and it was decided to abandon the project for the year.
       The members of the executive board also considered the disadvantage of holding the annual exhibition from the viewpoint of the economic depression, and the opinion prevailed that they would be taking a chance in making a success of the event.
       There is keen disappointment among those who for many years have exhibited at Orangeburg, and who have been making plans, particularly members of 4-H Clubs and school children.
       President Oscar Ehrhorn presided at the executive session, which was attended by A. W. Barnes of Westwood, NJ; William J. Elliott, of West Nyack; Harry Dean, of Harrington Park NJ; William Oliver, of Closter, NJ; McCarre Leiper, of Blauvelt; C. R. Townsend, of Spring Valley; Karl Kirchner, of Orangeburg; and Richard Mihalko and Jerome Loveland, of New City.

June 1, 1972 50 YEARS AGO
The Journal News

INSURANCE ID’S CAN WAIT
       A two-week moratorium has been declared on the new requirement that New York State drivers must carry identification cards to prove they are insured, it was disclosed today.
       Motor Vehicle Commissioner Vincent L. Tofany ordered the moratorium in effect up to and including June 15. Under law, the requirement was to have gone into effect today, but Tofany apparently instituted the two- week delay because some insurance companies have been slow in getting out the cards.
       Notification of the moratorium was carried in a state police Teletype message to “all points.”
       The cards are required under a new law designed to crack down on uninsured motorists. The cards, mailed out to car owners by their insurance companies, should be carried in glove compartments.

PIANISTS PLAY FOR AUDITIONS
       More than 100 Rockland piano students will participate in the National Guild Auditions, which will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Nyack and the Noll Studio in Upper Nyack June 2, 3 and 4.
       Gertrude Noll, president of the local chapter of the National Piano Teacher’s Guild, has announced that this year’s audition judge is Constance Keene, performing artist and nationally known piano teacher.
       Some of Miss Keene’s students have been Peter Nero, Israeli pianist David Bar-Illan, and Kenneth Amada, winner of the Queen Elizabeth prize.
       Miss Keene is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, and she is currently instructing Minoru Nojima, the Japanese pianist who won the recent Van Cliburn competition.
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This Week in Rockland (#FBF Flashback Friday) is prepared by Clare Sheridan on behalf of the Historical Society of Rockland County. To learn about the HSRC’s mission, upcoming events or programs, visit www.RocklandHistory.org or call (845) 634-9629.


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