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Retrospective

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Twenty years ago – 1999 Members of the Greater Dunkirk Area Harbor Commission would like the city to make the most of its harborfront assets. “We have to create an atmosphere for our waterfront,” said commissioner Allan Zurawski, citing the success cities like Cleveland have had. “We ...

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Twenty years ago – 1999 Madylon Kubera is the apparent winner in the open Republican mayoral write-in primary in the city of Dunkirk with results that emphasize the every vote counts. Ms. Kubera received 36 votes to edge Thomas Kubera, who received 35 votes. Henry Serafin, the third ...

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Twenty years ago – 1999 The Chautauqua Cruisers Classic Car Association’s annual picnic was held in August at Point Gratiot in Dunkirk. The Sheriff’s Department and the Dunkirk Police Department provided an escort and stopped traffic along the route for the Cruisers. About 150 members ...

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Twenty years ago – 1999 A history has been written of the Northern Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce since its inception in 1979 to the present. Dr. Dallas Beal, the first president of the Northern Chautauqua Chamber, presented a copy of the history to Joseph Budzinski, the current president. ...

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Twenty years ago – 1999 Superintendent Terry L. Wolfenden’s tenure with the Dunkirk City Schools will come to a conclusion at the end of December with her retirement. She has served as superintendent for 14 years and been with the Dunkirk City Schools for 31 years. In 1968, she joined the ...

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Twenty years ago – 1999 Shaun P. Heenan will be the Democratic candidate for councilman at large in the city of Dunkirk following a victory in the primary election. In the first city Democratic primary in more than 20 years, Mr. Heenan defeated challenger Richard R. Makuch by a margin of ...

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Twenty years ago – 1999 A new Tabernacle table will be blessed and dedicated at St. Joseph’s R. C. Church in Fredonia today by the Most Rev. Henry J. Mansell, D.D., Bishop of Buffalo, as part of the church’s 100th anniversary celebration. The table was a labor of love by John Krupinski ...

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Twenty years ago – 1999 Confusion over Lake Avenue and New York Central Street in Silver Creek has been permanently settled. Silver Creek Village Board members unanimously approved Lake Avenue Extension as the official name of the street. Multiple street names had previously sown confusion ...

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Twenty years ago – 1999 In the OBSERVER’s Cheers and Jeers editorial column today, Cheers go to the regular-season return of the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns and to U.S. Open tennis champions Serena Williams and Andre Agassi for their inspiring victories. Jeers to those ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Ashley Hamilton of Westfield was chosen Miss Festival of Grapes ‘99 at the annual pageant in Silver Creek, which provided and evening of entertainment and enchantment for the attendees. Her talent was a dance routine to “All That Jazz.” First runner-up was ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 More than one million people were told to evacuate the Atlantic coast and NASA all but abandoned Cape Canaveral as Hurricane Floyd — one of the most powerful storms ever to threaten the United States — charged toward Florida with potentially catastrophic 135 mph ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Cheerleaders Jenna Lee Mansfield and Brooke Antolini, both of Fredonia, and Ashley Hamilton of Westfield, recently attended cheerleader camp at Ohio State University, sponsored by the Universal Cheerleaders Association, where they were chosen for the UCA All Stars ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 About 160 new manufacturing-related jobs will be created in Chautauqua County in the near future under projects announced recently by the Industrial Development Agency. Forty-four of those jobs will be in Dunkirk as a result of projects at Cliffstar Corp. and ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 For the past 50 years, Gernatt Asphalt Products Inc., based in Collins, has been a pillar of the community with expansion to include eight locations throughout Erie, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. Nearly 200 persons are employed with Gernatt, a significant ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 School-to-Work, a Chautauqua County program that helps students relate their education with the work force, will begin its second year in schools this fall. Eighteen schools in the county as well as Randolph Central School participate in the school-to-work ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 A “Do You Remember?” photo taken by James M. FitzGerald of Fredonia shows the Honor Roll located in the West Barker Common in Fredonia in the early 1940s (about 1943) which listed all the veterans from the village of Fredonia and the town of Pomfret who were in ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 The Cardinal Mindszenty Class of 1979 gathered together the weekend of July 30-31 to celebrate their graduation 20 years ago. The Class of 1979 was the final graduating class of that school prior to its closure. Members honored the valiant life of Cardinal Mindszenty ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Dr. Bernard Lewinsky, father of Monica Lewinsky, recently received a request from the Clinton Legal Expense Trust asking for help in paying off the $10.5 million in legal expenses of President Clinton and his wife Hillary. Dr. Lewinsky wrote “Return to sender” on ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Jamestown Community College has been awarded a $1.75 million development grant as part of the “Strengthening Institutions Program” of Title III of the United States Higher Education Act. According to college officials, the award, to be received over a five-year ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Gowanda florist Barry Hager hopes to put a smile on 2,500 faces as he plans to give away that many roses to village residents as part of the fourth annual Good Neighbor Day in Gowanda. The first 166 people to walk through his floral shop doors at 25 W. Main St. will ...