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Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1990 Dunkirk’s newest restaurant, Silly Willy’s, 332 Central Avenue near City Hall, is slated to open Aug. 1. Owner Mark Moser said the menu will be geared to all ages and financial levels. Originally from the Buffalo area, Mr. Moser was a chef in some of Buffalo’s ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Rare sighting — a Snowy Egret of the Heron family, rare to this area, was spotted feeding on frogs in the Edwin Woodcock pond located behind Department of State Environmental Conservation officer Jim Shuler’s home on Lamberton Road in the town of Pomfret. The ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Dunkirk Mayor Greg Krauza presented certificates welcoming three Irish children from Londonderry, Northern Ireland who are staying with members of the Dunkirk Irish Society for six weeks this summer. Lyra Lapham, 13, and her sister Lorna, 9, are staying with the Bill ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 On his 60th birthday this month, Sam Conti Sr. had his children and grandchildren watching him play softball for the J & L Oilers. A pitcher and former third baseman, Conti has played softball and baseball for 45 years and competed in sports for 50 years. He has ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 President George H.W. Bush has signed the formal commission for Michael S. Gelacak, a Dunkirk native, to serve as a commissioner on the United States Sentencing Commission. The full Senate had confirmed Mr. Gelacak’s nomination June 29. Commissioner Gelacak received ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Village of South Dayton could have cable television service next year, according to John Storm, who will be installing the cable and running the South Dayton Cableview. A cost estimate was given of $15 per household per month for basic service and $20 for ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 A retirement luncheon was held recently at Brooks Hospital in honor of Annabelle Reilly, R.N., patient education nurse. She was presented with a letter from Chautauqua County Executive Andrew W. Goodell, recognizing her 33 years of service to the citizens of the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Brocton Boy Scout Troop 217 held its first Eagle Scout Investiture ceremony to award the Eagle Rank to five scouts. In the troop’s 78-year history, these were the first young men to become Eagle Scouts. They are: Michael J. Testa Jr., Carl P. Testa, Steven W. Link, ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The following awards were given out at the Fredonia Fire Department’s annual banquet: Bob Swyers, Mark DiRusso and Craig Aldrich, Volunteer Firemen of the Year; and Floyd Kurgan, honored paid professional firefighter. Aldrich also received the John A. McCraith EMT ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Seventeen Ripley Central School art students in grades 7-12 will have 22 of their two-dimensional artworks created this year displayed at the Gerace Building in Mayville. Exhibiting their works are Jeanetter Beerbower, Chad Best, Holly Bowman, Ken Collins, Eric ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Longtime Dunkirk Little League President Ed “Cherry” Wisniewski is pictured accepting a plaque from District 2 Little League Administrator Ben Cerrie in Fredonia recently. Wisniewski was named Volunteer of the Year. Forty years ago — 1980 Bishop Turner High ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Spaces for the sale of locally-grown produce and products by any interested agribusiness persons are available at Gateway Markets, a new farmers’ market on Bennett Road (Route 60) in Dunkirk that opened July 5. It is located on the Woodbury Vineyards. Forty years ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Eight-year-old Christina Sim, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hyeong Sim, 21 Carol Ave., Fredonia was recently awarded second prize in the Young Artists Division/Level Four finals of the World Piano Competition sponsored by the American Music Scholarship Association in ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Carol Peterson of Dunkirk “wants to shout” about her being chosen as one of five finalists to sing at a Buffalo Bills game at Rich Stadium for the 1990-91 season. On June 29, she was notified by 97 Rock in Buffalo that she was one of five finalists (the other ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Rodney and Joan Houck of Fredonia joined more than 1,500 other Presbyterians recently on the campus of American University in Washington, D.C., for a national peacemaking conference entitled “Peacemaking 2000: Growing Toward the Vision.” The conference was ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 It is a special time for members of the Good Hope Baptist Church in Dunkirk as members celebrate the 45th anniversary of its founding as well at the completion of the new church building. Founded on Dec. 9, 1945, the church’s new sanctuary is at 215 Eagle St. The ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Scott Fricker, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Fricker of Van Buren Bay, was one of 13 gold award recipients at the annual Art Directors/Communicators of Buffalo dinner and awards show. He received his gold medal award for his poster, program and T-shirt design for the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Photographer Frank Rossotto of Westfield has had two of his pictures on recent magazine covers. A picture of his 8-month-old daughter, Breanna Raschel, appears on the May/June cover of “Christian Parenting Today,” and one of his son Ryan, age 7, appears on the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Karlin Danahy, 16, of Gowanda recently visited Washington, D.C., where she attended “Citizenship — Washington Focus,” a week-long course at the National 4-H Center. She was one of 81 teens from across New York state participating in this program. The course is ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Buffalo law firm of Block and Colucci recently announced the addition of Margaret Logan Noonan as an associate to its western New York office. A resident of Straight Road in Forestville, Mrs. Noonan has been practicing law in Silver Creek for the past three ...