HIS­TORY

His­tory from the 166 years of the Stanstead Jour­nal

Stanstead Journal - - CLASSIFIEDS -

125 Years Ago, Dec. 10, 1889

LO­CAL NEWS For hu­man­ity’s sake, if you want a job printed have the copy in the hands of the printer a few days be­fore the job is wanted. Don’t take a month to get it ready and then want the job the day be­fore you hand in the copy – when you can help it. How­ever, we so­licit your or­ders and al­ways do the best we can. Frank Adams, who stole the horse, wagon, etc., from the sta­ble of Henry Lovell, Coat­i­cook on the night of 22nd, it will be re­mem­bered es­caped from St. Vincent de Paul pen­i­ten­tiary some time since. He has been in (and out) of jail dur­ing the greater part of his life. He has es­caped from nu­mer­ous prisons on both sides of the line.

100 Years Ago, Dec. 10, 1914

BRESETTE COR­NER Many hunters are seen strolling through the woods, but no deer re­ported killed here. One hunter re­ported the killing of a bear near here Satur­day. The an­i­mal was found un­der a log where he had taken up his win­ter quarters.

75 Years Ago, Dec. 14, 1939

ROCK IS­LAND COM­MU­NITY RINK Doubt­less ev­ery­one in the vil­lage of Rock Is­land is aware of the pro­vi­sion of a skat­ing rink for the chil­dren of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity. Through the com­mend­able co­op­er­a­tion of the Union Twist Drill Company, in grant­ing the use of the nec­es­sary land, this has been built on the But­ter­field & Co. premises, the only ap­pro­pri­ate place for such a util­ity. The rink house is 24x24 feet with two rooms, one for girls, the other for the boys. The build­ing is warmly heated and well lighted. Heat is pro­vided by a three-foot stove, which heats the en­tire build­ing. The rink it­self is 155x65, all made of fine lum­ber. The rink, along with the build­ing was erected by men who gave part of their time, and it was through this spirit that chil­dren are as­sured of a place to skate and play hockey this win­ter sea­son.

50 Years Ago, Dec. 10, 1964

25 Years Ago, Dec. 13,, 1989

BREAD’S DONE: STANSTEAD BAK­ERS CLOS­ING UP SHOP

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The Three Vil­lages is los­ing a lo­cal business but it isn’t clos­ing down for lack of work. Patis­serie R.G. on Duf­ferin Road in Stanstead is ac­tu­ally clos­ing be­cause it’s too suc­cess­ful. Own­ers René Ladouceur and Gérald Roy are mak­ing money but have sold out to a man who wants to start a bak­ery and im­ported food store in Sher­brooke. The deal in­cluded all of Patis­serie R. G.’s equip­ment, along with the business and even the em­ploy­ees. As of Dec. 31, the area’s only fullfledged com­mer­cial bak­ery will be closed and Roy and Ladouceur will go to work in Sher­brooke for the man who bought them out. “We had a good of­fer,” Ladouceur said last week. “It’s hard to refuse some­thing like that.” The sale will also give Ladouceur and Roy a break. For the first time in nearly five years, they’ll start work­ing a 40 hour week. “It’s a bit of a hol­i­day, only work­ing 40 hours a week,” Ladouceur joked. When the part­ners started the business in 1985, they opened the first bak­ery the Three Vil­lages had had in about 10 years, ac­cord­ing to Ladouceur. Roy had bak­ing ex­pe­ri­ence he’d picked up at Dunkin’ Donuts, but Ladouceur was a be­gin­ner. They worked from 3 a.m. to 9 p.m. almost ev­ery day to keep up with the de­mand, Th­ese days they only get up at 5 a.m. but after four and a half years of it, a good of­fer to buy their business was dif­fi­cult to pass up – even if they were mak­ing money. “It’s a re­ally good business,” said Ladouceur, a na­tive of Stanstead. “It’s too bad somebody can’t take it over. It’s a good thing to have here.” Patis­serie R. G. has a faith­ful clien­tele that liked the large va­ri­ety of breads, dough­nuts and cakes the bak­ery of­fered. It was also a popular spot for Trans­port Que­bec, Bell Canada and mu­nic­i­pal em­ploy­ees look­ing for a hot cup of cof­fee and a fresh jel­ly­roll. And Ladouceur said Amer­i­can tourists ar­rived in a steady stream dur­ing the sum­mer months at­tracted to the idea of buy­ing sweets from a French bak­ery. Ladouceur, 37, said he’d start the same business over in Stanstead if the time was right and he in­di­cated he might do it some­day – if no­body beats him to it. He had a bit of ad­vice for any­one who wants to go into the bread business, though: Be young and be pre­pared to put in gru­elling hours. “You need a good va­ca­tion after four years,” he said.

Photo by A. Pepin

SEA­SON OPENER – Tak­ing part in cer­e­monies Sun­day at the Bor­der Arena, which marked the of­fi­cial open­ing of the Rock Is­land Jets hockey sea­son, are, left to right: C. Viens, Wind­sor cap­tain; Paul Tel­lier, gen­eral man­ager of the Jets; Jean Paul Fauche, gen­eral man­ager of the Wind­sor Pa­per­mak­ers; Eu­gene Me­nard, league pres­i­dent; Mau­rice Bac­hand, Wind­sor coach; Ray­mond Lemieux, Jets’ pres­i­dent; Jacque Beaudet, cap­tain of the Jets; and Yvon Ellyson, Jets’ coach. The Jets won 5-0.

Gérald Roy and René Ladouceur

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