Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1999

Another new business is coming to Vineyard Drive in the Town of Dunkirk. The town board recently reviewed site plans for the new location of the Larry Spacc Pre-Owned Car and Truck Center now located in the D&F Plaza in the city of Dunkirk. Larry Spacc has no plans to relocate its current Pontiac-GMC Truck Center on Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk to the Vineyard Drive site. The Spacc used car dealership will be located on the south side of Vineyard Drive next to the Shults Resale Center which opened in 1996.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Dr. Elizabeth Bradley of Silver Creek has been named Western New York Administrator of the Year. The assistant superintendent for instruction at Frontier Central School in Hamburg for the last five years, she also received national honors in March for her dissertation. Prior to accepting the post at Frontier, Dr. Bradley was the director of compensatory education at Lake Shore Central Schools. She also taught English at Silver Creek Central School.

Forty years ago — 1979

About 200 art pieces representing a variety of visual media were on display in the main lobby of Dunkirk High School as the school held its first arts show. Several former DHS students brought in art works to display. DHS art instructor Robert Rayl coordinated the show, assisted by Richard Krug (woodworking), John Banach (mechanical drawing) and Virginia Forsyth (home economics).

Fifty years ago — 1969

The West Main Baptist Church of Fredonia, which has been meeting temporarily on Sunday mornings in the cafeteria of the M. Wile and Co. plant in Dunkirk, has announced the purchase of a tract of land located on West Main Road in Fredonia and the formulation of plans to build a church there. According to the pastor, the Rev. Gene Fant, the church began in this area with a membership of seven with the first meeting held in December 1968. Since then, the membership has grown to more than 70. The cost of the new church will exceed $100,000.

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