Twenty years ago — 1997

The Dunkirk Local Development Corporation has accepted a $5,000 bid from two city residents to purchase the former Firehouse Five Pizzeria building at 221 Central Ave. The DLDC board of directors unanimously approved the bid submitted by Dave Banach and Cas Piglowski. City approval is needed since the property is part of the historic overlay and central business districts. Plans for the building, which also formerly housed the Steak House Restaurant for many years before it became a pizzeria were not disclosed by the new owners. City officials agreed it was good to have the property back on the tax rolls and that all the back county, city and school taxes on the building would be paid prior to the property transfer.

Thirty years ago — 1987

The $3.6-million building and renovation project at the Cassadaga Valley Central Junior-Senior High School is nearing completion. The staff and students who are now in the midst of a new school year are making full use of their new and renovated facilities. The gymnasium is the newest in the county and may be the largest. It seats over 900 spectators. The new gymnasium complex includes an adaptive physical education room and new locker rooms for both the home and visiting teams. CVCS junior and senior high school students now have access to new library facilities on the first floor of the building. New vocal and instrumental music rooms were also added.

Forty years ago — 1977

Anne Biasuzi of Silver Creek was awarded the Silver Creek Business and Professional Women’s Club Woman of the Year award recently at the club’s annual recognition dinner held at the Colony House in Irving. In presenting the award, Adele Foster said, “This Woman of the Year is a philanthropist with an overabundance of sympathy and compassion for those in sickness and distress.”

Fifty years ago — 1967

Radio station WBUZ has been awarded a certificate for outstanding public service by the Buffalo district of Federal Internal Revenue Service. John E. Foley, assistant director and Francis DeYoung, public information officer, presented the award to the station manager, Donald G. Novelli, at the WBUZ studios. Basis for this honor is a weekly series of interviews which the station conducts each year at tax time with Dunkirk revenue agent John H. Callahan.