Twenty years ago — 1998

Fieldbrook Farms, Inc. announced that it will close its Deering Ice Cream Company, Inc., facility located in Portland, Maine. Deering currently employs 30 full-time employees. Fieldbrook listed the high cost of doing business in Maine was the primary reason for its decision. Production from Deering will be moved to its Dunkirk production facility. Employees desiring to relocate will be considered for job opportunities in the Dunkirk manufacturing facility.

Thirty years ago — 1988

Frank J. Porpiglia has been appointed director of the JCC North County Center. The center recently opened in the Northern Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce offices, 212 Lake Shore Drive West in Dunkirk. Five courses in areas such as computer science, business and human services will be offered through the center starting Aug. 29. A graduate of JCC, Mr. Porpiglia has worked for the Chautauqua County Private Industry Council for the past 10 years.

Forty years ago — 1978

Calendar Girl for the month of August is Kathie Mazur, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Mazur of 215 Lord St., Dunkirk. She recently completed the data processing course at BOCES. In the fall, she will enter her senior year at Dunkirk High School where she is a member of the Distributive Education Clubs of America. Kathy enjoys horseback riding, bike riding, tennis and reading. She plans to attend college to continue her studies in the field of data processing.

Fifty years ago — 1968

Miss Quyen Thuc Tran of Rach Gia, South Vietname will be this year’s American Field Service student in Westfield. She will reside with the Frederic L.S. Schoener family on Webster Road in Westfield. Quyen will be a senior this September at Westfield Academy and Central School. The 17-year-old student is 4-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs 75 lbs. Upon completion of her education, she would like to become a teacher.