Twenty years ago – 1993

In a review, SUNY Fredonia professor Daniel W. Berggren states: “Tom Chapin came to town Saturday night and so did hundreds of families. They met at Fredonia State’s King Concert Hall in the Rockefeller Arts Center like old friends and talked, joked, listened and sang. It was a scene that could have happened in a living room or a church fellowship hall, but Tom had too many friends to fit. What’s reassuring, and what makes him such a musical treasure, is that Tom’s warmth and sincerity haven’t outgrown the family ideals those smaller venues represent.” Tom Chapin first performed at Fredonia State in 1979 for Freshman Orientation.

Thirty years ago – 1983

It is likely that Chautauqua County Executive Joseph Gerace will resign within 10 days to accept a cabinet-level post with the administration of Gov. Mario Cuomo in Albany, the OBSERVER has confirmed. It is likely Mr. Gerace, a Democrat, will be offered the post of state commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Forty years ago – 1973

Arthur Anderson, the son of Lois Anderson of 7 Maple Ave., Sinclairville has been named as “Student of the Week.” Arthur, 18, is a student at the LoGuidice Center near Fredonia and Cassadaga Valley High School.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The Village Squire will present an Easter Preview of Fashion featuring local models in fashions by Ricky’s Boutique Inc. of the Dunkirk-Fredonia Plaza.