Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

The village of Westfield now has the title and deed for the Grand Theater building and plans are under way for its demolition. Mayor Joseph Pagano said the possibility of holding an auction first is being explored. There are stacks of old tickets, about 100 new bricks in the theater basement, seats and other items that people may want as memorabilia. The mayor thought an auction would be a fun thing to do, particularly this time of year when there isn’t much going on.

Thirty years ago – 1983

From Just Between Us … Bird of Paradise plants don’t bloom too often in northern climates, but one bloomed recently after almost eight years of care by Mrs. Natalie Zatorski of Dunkirk. The horticulture enthusiast received her plant from a friend who brought it back from a Florida vacation. Happily, her patience and care were rewarded when the plant produced its orange and purple blossoms …

Forty years ago – 1973

Bethany Lynne Carlson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Carlson of 271 Lincoln Ave., Dunkirk, recently departed for Valencia, Spain. She will study for the spring semester at the University of Valencia.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Mrs. Fred Bolling, 118 Prospect St., Fredonia submitted a charade to the “Stump The Stars” television program which stumped the panel. She will be awarded prizes.