Twenty years ago - 1994
The owners of the former PJ's Pet Emporium in Dunkirk will be opening a store in Fredonia this fall. The Fredonia Zoning Board of Appeals has granted a variance to Gary Dolce and Janet Palmer to operate a retail pet sales and service business at 363 W. Main St. The site used to house Dr. Donald Wood's animal hospital. PJ's pet shop, formerly of 218 Central Ave., Dunkirk, was one of two stores located in a building which burned down on April 24. All animals perished in the blaze. The new store will be a smaller operation, Dolce said, as they will be starting from scratch.
Thirty years ago - 1984
A variety of demonstrations and displays - both on land and in water - will be featured in the third annual Barcelona Harbor Day Festival to be held at the Daniel Reed Pier at Barcelona. This year's event coincides with the start of the planned harbor improvement project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Featured will be demonstrations by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department, life-saving techniques by Westfield summer recreational staff, Hurst tool and airbag demonstration by the Westfield Fire Department and lighthouse tours by the Zonta Club. Rubber rafts and antique boats will be on display.
Forty years ago - 1974
Three local baseball players, Fredonia's Mike Moore, Dunkirk's Rich Hofer and Gowanda's Kevin Schindler were getting ready for the Eastern Regional All-American Amateur Baseball Tournament in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Fifty years ago - 1964
The Brocton Central School Class of 1954 had a reunion recently at the White Inn in Fredonia. Lloyd Corell was elected president; Alan Thomas, vice president; Mrs. Phyllis Delcamp, secretary; and Mrs. Betty Ann Walsh Furman, treasurer. Mrs. Joyce Lilley Haines of Westfield hosted Sunday morning breakfast at her home.