Twenty years ago — 1999

The long-awaited arrival of Applebee’s restaurant on Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk is now a reality as a ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held. Taking part in the festivities were Tom Barresi, Northern Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce coordinator; Pam Lydic, executive vice-president of the Chamber; Mark K. Andres, general manager; Robert Altweis, town supervisor of Dunkirk and Dunkirk Mayor Robert Kesicki.

Thirty years ago — 1989

From Just Between Us …. Michelle A. Mathews, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Mathews of 82 Pine St., Dunkirk and a 1988 graduate of Dunkirk High School, was recently selected as anchorwoman of the Newswatch program on WNYF Television at Fredonia State University College. Miss Mathews is a freshman communications/media major at Fredonia and a participant in the Honors Program. She was recently named winner of the Arlie Muller Parks Scholarship, awarded to an outstanding female freshman communications/media major. Miss Mathews is currently employed by WDOE Radio in Dunkirk.

Forty years ago — 1979

Cub Scout Pack 297 of School 6 in Dunkirk recently held their Pinewood Derby, with Cubmaster Robert Mitchell presiding. First place gold went to Jeff Brown; second, silver went to James Surma; and third, bronze was awarded to James Stern. Each winner received a gold wooden trophy with the appropriate medal attached to it and the winning car placed on top.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Thirty-five oil paintings by students in the Dunkirk adult education class are on display in the window of the Hat Box, 402 Central Ave., Dunkirk. The students are under the direction of George Giambrone, an art teacher in the Dunkirk Public Schools.

In recognition of February as American History Month, Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has a window display at the Fredonia Savings and Loan Association office prepared by Miss Emma Dederick and Miss Elva Hammond.