Retrospective

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Twenty years ago 1993Summer's official harbingers are captured in an OBSERVER photo after recently having being restored to Mayville's park for the summer season. The boy and girl statues sheltering under an umbrella have been a feature of the park's fountain for a century and are repainted ...

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Twenty years ago 1993The motor yacht Gadfly III, which has sailed Chautauqua Lake for more than 40 years, is being readied for a trip to its new home port in the Finger Lakes aboard a truck. The 63-foot vessel was built as a luxury yacht for famous Chicago Tribune publisher Col. Robert ...

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Twenty years ago 1993John A. Nowak, vice president of the Historical Society of Dunkirk, was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for the Dunkirk Historical Museum's cooperation with the New York State Newspaper Project. The certificate cited the museum's help in "preserving the history of ...

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Twenty years ago 1993Well-known attorney Samuel R. Miserendino will serve as keynote speaker at tomorrow's Silver Creek Central School Commencement. Born in Silver Creek, he is a graduate of Silver Creek High School, Class of 1944. The valedictorian of his class, Mr. Miserendino is the founder ...

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Twenty years ago 1993Local police agencies are cautioning area residents about dealing with an out-of-state blacktop and driveway sealing company that has been doing work for local homeowners without a contract and then attempting to charge an exorbitant price. One 80-year-old resident was ...

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Twenty years ago 1993Work was under way this morning to demolish the former Black Community Club building on the northeast corner of Lake Shore Drive East and Main Street in Dunkirk. The vacant building was purchased two years ago by the city in anticipation that the site will eventually be ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

The State Education Department delivered a scathing report on its recent visits to the Dunkirk public school district. Among the findings: the hostile relationship between the teachers' union and the board of education is disrupting the entire educational program; stringent attendance policies ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993A "Do You Remember?" photo shows the old Dunkirk High School field house on the athletic field on West Sixth Street that was last used in the fall of 1954. Students started tearing it down the day after the last football game. The building contained locker rooms for both ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Dunkirk Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 89 was awarded first place for Moose International Community Service (1992-1993) at the 105th international convention. The convention was held in Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend and 2,200 lodges competed for the honor. The Dunkirk ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Three first-grade teachers at Brocton Central School pleaded with the school board to hire another teacher for their grade level. At this time, the total enrollment for the first-grade classes, including the pre-first section, is 81. The teachers pointed out that there ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993About 300 people attended the recent 30th anniversary celebration at Bill's Gun & Saddle Shop in Sinclairville which also featured the Grand Opening of Bill's "Old West Saddle Shop." Special events for the two days included a quick draw exhibition by Butch Cassidy ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Clair's Country Lanes of East Main Road (Route 20), Westfield recently started serving dinners. Owner Clair Bajdo took over the establishment last year and he and his wife Paulette will celebrate its first anniversary this August. The couple is from the Mayville/ ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Recent winners in the New York State Lottery include Deborah Paul of Dunkirk, who won $2,228 with a Lotto ticket purchased at U.S. News in Dunkirk and Henry Lentz of Dunkirk, who won $500 with a Jackpot Explosion ticket bought at Matt's News in Dunkirk.Thirty years ago - ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

St. Hedwig's Parish in Dunkirk was established in 1902 and one year later the parish Holy Rosary Society was founded. On Sunday, June 6, a 90th anniversary celebration took place. The goal of the society, which was organized for the women of the church, was to motivate devotion to the Blessed ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The village of Fredonia has been chosen as the first stop on this year's "Tour de LaFrance." The traveling show of authentically restored American LaFrance fire fighting equipment rolls into town this weekend. On display will be 12 pieces of fire fighting equipment which ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Katharine, Susannah and Louisa Millonzi, granddaughters of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Millonzi of Central Avenue, Fredonia are pictured in the June 1993 issue of House Beautiful. Photos of the sisters appear with a story featuring Swedish-born Eva Blachere and her husband, Jean ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Chautauqua County's unique Fire Service Enhancement Program has achieved statewide recognition. County Executive Andrew Goodell said the program was featured in the magazine "Size Up" published by the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs. According to the magazine, ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993On the evening of his assassination, President Abraham Lincoln was carried to the Ford Theater in a carriage that later belonged to Dr. Francis Brewer of Westfield. When Dr. Brewer sold the carriage, its lanterns were removed and became the property of Anthony Militello ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Dick Lord Sr. and David Lord, both of Fredonia, recently showed off their antique cars at Shorewood Country Club. Dick Lord's car is a 1937 Cadillac Opera Coupe with two pull-down seats in back. The color is a rich Beauregard beige. David Lord's self-restored 1930 Model A ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Samuel R. Miserendino, the senior partner in the law firm of Miserendino, Krull and Foley, P.C., has announced the opening of an office for the practice of law at 419 Central Ave. in Dunkirk as of June 1. A Silver Creek native, Miserendino founded the law firm which ...