Twenty years ago — 1997

Adrienne Westwood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Westwood of Fredonia and a student at Fredonia High School, attended the New York State School of the Arts, School of Dance at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The intensive four-week modern dance school featured a pre-eminent faculty headed by Carolyn Adams, a former principal dancer of the Paul Taylor Company currently on the faculty at the Juilliard School. Now having completed her second year in the program, Adrienne is one of 35 students selected from more than 300 who auditioned at locations throughout the state last spring. She has studied with Emma Bishop of Westfield for nine years, where she serves as a teaching assistant and demonstrator at Mrs. Bishop’s CenterStage Dance Studio.

Thirty years ago — 1987

The Comstock Foods Division of Curtice-Burns, a major employer of local people in South Dayton, threatened to “sue or pull-out” if it doesn’t receive a massive reduction in real property assessment. The company feels grossly over-assessed and will seek an approximate $47,000 reduction in 1988 and an additional $50,000 over the following two years. Company officials added that they now pay about 5 percent of the total assessed property value each year or about $200,000.

Forty years ago — 1977

Dr. Carl Williams, a Westfield resident, recently opened his new dental office at 427 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Dr. Williams received his dental degree in 1975 from the University of Buffalo Dental School and had been practicing in Buffalo prior to setting up his practice in Dunkirk.

Fifty years ago — 1967

The all-day benefit for the Boorady Memorial Reading Center on Sept. 2 at Floral Hall in Dunkirk will feature a new group from Forestville for the afternoon teen-age dance. Making up the Odz-N-Enz rock ‘n roll group are Ronald Kuciapinski, Joseph Valvo, David Pazda and Leonard Kuzora, with David Homan as manager.