Weekly Feature



2018-08-09 / Editorial

Out of the Past


FROM THE TAP — Dan Tschetter of Central Avenue gets plenty of water while playing at Keysa Park. Established in 1957, Lancaster’s north-end park has offered generations of summer fun, including a wading pool, swimming lessons in a bigger pool, baseball and softball diamonds, and most recently, a 12,000-square-foot BMX bike and skate park in the eastern corner. The park was named after former Lancaster Town Supervisor Stanley Keysa in 1968. 
Photo from “LancasterMemories: A Pictorial History”and courtesy of Mary Jo Monninand Dick Young. FROM THE TAP — Dan Tschetter of Central Avenue gets plenty of water while playing at Keysa Park. Established in 1957, Lancaster’s north-end park has offered generations of summer fun, including a wading pool, swimming lessons in a bigger pool, baseball and softball diamonds, and most recently, a 12,000-square-foot BMX bike and skate park in the eastern corner. The park was named after former Lancaster Town Supervisor Stanley Keysa in 1968. Photo from “LancasterMemories: A Pictorial History”and courtesy of Mary Jo Monninand Dick Young. 125 Years Ago
Aug. 10, 1893

• Chautauqua County grape growers claim that the crop promises to be the largest in the history of the country.

• Niagara County will produce at least 750,000 baskets of peaches if Jack Frost does not come along too quick, and 50,000 barrels of apples, besides a full crop of pears, plums and quinces.

• Miss Cyrene O. Van Duzee, lately returned from the foreign missionary field, has promised an address to be given at the Presbyterian Church on some Sunday evening of the present month. Due notice will be published.

• The Sunday school at Depew will have their first annual picnic in the grove near the Central shops on next Saturday afternoon and evening. Ice cream, cake and lemonade will be furnished to outsiders at reasonable rates, and it is hoped that many will encourage this institution by their presence.

• Farmers near Lyons were recently swindled by men who got them to sign papers giving them permission to erect billboards. These afterward turned up in the shape of notes which the farmers are called upon to pay. We understand that these men also worked the town of Alden a week or two ago.

• The Buffalo Heating and Ventilation company has signed a contract with the Homewood Park Land company in which it agrees to erect manufacturing buildings this year on the Homewood Park tract and to employ after its completion 500 men.

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