Retrospective

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Dunkirk Youth Bureau Recreation Commission and P.J.'s Pet Emporium sponsored this year's jelly bean guessing contest in the Dunkirk elementary schools this past week. The giant aquarium, provided by P.J.'s and filled with jelly beans, toured the schools and all ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The annual April Fool's Day ice cream flavor featured at Aldrich's Beef and Ice Cream Parlor in Fredonia this year was "Olive New York," a mixture of black and green olives and ice cream. It joins other bizarre flavors from the past such as beef gravy, pork and beans, ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993A new baseball season begins today and rooting for the home team will cost an average $90.87 for a family of four. That is the average sum for four game tickets, two beers, four hot dogs, four soft drinks, two souvenir baseball caps, two programs and parking, says the ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

An era for "the institution on the hill" ended as the final two residents left the J.N. Adam Developmental Center for community homes. Since 1960, when the facility was turned over to the state as a developmental center for residents diagnosed with developmental disabilities, more than 700 ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Wal-Mart's newest store on Bennett Road in Fredonia will officially open for business on March 31. Local dignitaries will be on hand to assist Wal-Mart officials and associates in the ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 8 a.m. Fredonia's new Wal-Mart store joins 18 ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993In a review, SUNY Fredonia professor Daniel W. Berggren states: "Tom Chapin came to town Saturday night and so did hundreds of families. They met at Fredonia State's King Concert Hall in the Rockefeller Arts Center like old friends and talked, joked, listened and sang. It ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Student of the Week is Tracey Schultz, a senior at Forestville Central School. The daughter of David Schultz of Fredonia and Marjorie Sulis of Dunkirk, Tracey is an honor roll student, president of the school's Band Council and vice president of the Chorus Council. She is ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The ambitious goal of accumulating a million pennies was set by the Ripley Free Library Board of Trustees at its recent meeting. A receptacle located near the circulation desk has already been receiving donations toward the anticipated goal of $10,000.Thirty years ago - ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Strong objections from several neighbors were heard during a public hearing in Dunkirk on a $500,000 proposal to replace the Country Fair store at 150 Lake Shore Drive West with a new building. The company wants to build a new structure near the back of the existing lot ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Dunkirk Common Council approved a resolution donating upwards of $5,000 to the Dunkirk Little League for bleachers and scoreboards for new ball fields at Wright Park. Council members noted that the city has already pitched in toward the project, but feels the extra ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

When 20-year-old Ellis Rochez of Gowanda started dancing 12 years ago, she had no idea she would be receiving national and international recognition for traditional Irish step dancing. The Fredonia State junior economics major has earned first-place honors in senior ladies division ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993A "Do You Remember?" photo submitted by Peter Russo of Dunkirk was taken at the OBSERVER picnic back in 1951. All in attendance posed for the picture. Only one person shown in the photo, Jerre Mitchell of Fredonia, is still employed at the newspaper.Thirty years ago - ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Brocton Central High School's new principal, Richard G. Thom, isn't a stranger to this area. He was raised in Dunkirk, the son of Gordon and Florence Thom, who live at 780 Park Ave. A 1964 graduate of Cardinal Mindszenty High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Various city of Dunkirk officials have been invited to attend a presentation by a California firm interested in converting Cedar Beach into a showcase for the sunken steam ship Atlantic. The steamer Atlantic sank in 1852 off Long Point with more than 250 people aboard. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Student of the Week is Jesse Loomis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Loomis of Westfield, and a senior at Westfield Academy and Central School. A member of the National Honor Society and captain of the High School Bowl team, Jesse also participates in band and the school's ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993A state plan to build a $3 million day care center for mentally retarded adults on the campus of the Chautauqua County Home in the west town of Dunkirk wasn't exactly dead today, but it was definitely on life support. The prognosis for the project became doubtful after ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Midway Amusement Park in Maple Springs recently won a national award for coordinating and sponsoring a number of community service events. The "1992 Newsmaker Award" was presented to park owners Michael and Janis Walsh. The award was sponsored by Tourist Attractions ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

A gala event was recently held at The Bookmark, 3 Center St., Russo Bldg., Fredonia in conjunction with the store's 3rd anniversary. It featured Bulgarian-born Georgian Banov, world-renowned singer, musician and writer. Georgian escaped to the United States from Bulgaria in his pursuit of ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Dunkirk School 4 became "An Alice Jonus World" as students, faculty and invited guests gathered to pay tribute to Alice C. Jonus of Fredonia retiring Chapter I reading teacher. Associated with the Dunkirk Public School District for 32 years, Mrs. Jonus taught first grade ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Perry's Ice Cream Co. Inc. of Akron, NY named Nog Inc. of Dunkirk winner of the 1992 first annual "Vendor of the Year" award during a vendor appreciation dinner in Williamsville. A producer of ice cream condiments, Nog was one of 435 vendors from across New York and New ...