April 7, 1917 - Town responds to declaration of war against Germany. Nearly forty people attend community sing at Town Hall. Young Graniteville man seriously injured in motorcycle accident.
March 31, 1917 - Tadmuck Club's annual musical event features a Lenten organ recital. German measles, though "not considered a patriotic disease," is prevalent in Graniteville. Epworth League of the Methodist Church hears talk on the South American problem.
March 24, 1917 - A new superintendent of Town Farm is appointed. Ice on Forge Pond is reported to be 31 inches thick but there are signs of spring: bluebirds, robins & a large flock of blackbirds are sighted.
March 17, 1917 - Tadmuck Club working on preserving pictures & sketches of old landmarks & houses in town. Library displays large mounted moose head. Equipment at the telephone exchange is being upgraded to better serve the increasing number of subscribers.
March 10, 1917 - Another heavy snowstorm puts the trolleys out of commission, closes schools for a day & a half, & disrupts travel. North Westford man shows off a pullet's egg 3½ inches long & 7¾ inches in circumference.
March 3, 1917 - With funds appropriated by Town Meeting, a grand piano is installed in Town Hall. Twenty women work together at the library sewing pillows, knitting socks, mufflers & trench caps, & making surgical dressings for war relief.
February 24, 1917 - Attendance at weekly community sing meeting grows to 32. WA senior class presents a 3-act comedy drama at Town Hall to raise money towards graduation expenses.
February 17, 1917 - The season's coldest weather is recorded at 20 below zero in Graniteville. Annual Town Meeting votes overwhelmingly for a "dry" town.
February 10, 1917 - The heaviest snowstorm of the season makes traveling hard & affects the schools & trolleys. The Board of Trade hears a clear explanation of the new state income tax.
February 3, 1917 - Tadmuck Club's "guest evening" attracts 225 attendees. Republican caucus nominates candidates for town officers; Democratic caucus ratifies the slate. Forge Villagers pleased to see flocks of pheasants in their yards.
January 27, 1917 - Town's oldest resident celebrates her 99th birthday. Many in Graniteville go to Forge Village to watch the harvesting of the annual ice crop.
January 20, 1917 - Grippe & colds are prevalent. Ice-harvesting begins on Forge Pond.
January 13, 1917 - Stormy weather doesn't mar success of the ninth annual firemen's ball, with dancing till 2 in the morning.
January 6, 1917 - Town officers attend annual appraisal & dinner at the Town Farm. Tadmuck Club hears report on handiwork being done for the soldiers fighting in the Great War.
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