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FOCUS - DECEMBER 2015 59 JANUARY Durham Regional Works committee is reviewing the planned Lilla Street expansion. Scugog Townships subsidy allocation for road con- struction and maintenance was set at 334000. FEBRUARY Durham Regional Works committee has decided to leave the widening of Lilla Street until 1976. Richard Drew becomes the new Scugog Chamber of Commerce president. Thirty-four-year-old Arthur Cresswell was killed when his kite collapsed and he fell onto the ice on Lake Scugog. MARCH Town Hall 1873 committee hosted a 3-day Open House for the people of Port Perry and area to see the restora- tion efforts of their committee. APRIL The clock on the Post Oce was repaired after being out of commission for many years. Blackstock senior citizens returned a 5585 grant to the government because they and the Recreation Board could not iron out their differences on renovations of the Blackstock Community Hall. MAY R.H. Cornish Public School gymnasts captured 11 gold medals at an inter-school competition. An eleven mile walkathon from Durham College to Port Perrys Old Town Hall raised over 1800 in pledges to go toward renovations. JUNE After 50 years a new tower was back on the Old Town Hall. It was made possible by the generous donation of Mrs. M. Letcher. The local Chamber of Commerce held their first Recreation Show in the arena with boats motorcycles trailers and other types of recreation equipment on display. JULY A motion was passed to turn down the Penitentiary Services offer to build a regional reception centre. AUGUST The Scugog Arena committee begins campaign to raise 300000 for the new arena. Premier William Davis attended a luncheon at Com- munity Nursing Home. SEPTEMBER Victor Malcolm deputy clerk for the Township of Scugog resigns after two years of service. Scugog farmers won all three classes in the International Plowing Match Farmstead Improvement Competition. The winners were Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Redman Mr. and Mrs. Neil Hunter and Mr. and Mrs. Don Hunter. OCTOBER A rash of break-ins occurred in the Port Perry area dur- ing the weekend with thefts of 1000 lbs of meat from Pineridge Packers thefts of guns televisions cash etc. NOVEMBER Living nine miles apart without knowing two sisters Helen McKean R.R. 2 Seagrave and Dorothy Simpson Uxbridge reunite after 44 years. Dr. M.B. Dymond ocially opened the new Port Perry Community Nursing Home. DECEMBER A new shopping centre housing four stores opened on the south side of Highway 7A. The stores were Red and White Stedmans Canadian Tire and Larry Kendalls Shoe Tree. Scugog - 40 Years Ago 1975 1565 Hwy. 7A Port Perry 905-985-3655 Beside Walmart Hours Mon-Thurs 8-8 Fri 8-6 Sat 8-4 MERRY CHRISTMAS TaylorTaylor Licenced Ford Stocking Stuffers Courtesy of Scugog Heritage GalleryPeter Hvidsten