Twenty years ago – 1993

“Bring us your blues, your greens, your lemon-yellows yearning to be applied …” That could well be the motto to be hung over the door of the Dunkirk Recycling Center on Lucas Avenue as the new experimental city-county paint exchange program gets under way on April 17. Chautauqua County and city of Dunkirk have agreed to collect odd lots of paint left over from public and private users at the recycling center so that others – governments or private citizens – can pick through the cans and find a use for the leftovers. This program is a first step in a comprehensive plan to deal with hazardous wastes.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Recent winners in the Quik-Stop Food Mart 1st Anniversary Celebration included Bonnie Ricotta, Paul Gee, Denise Matekovich, Ed Tofil and Tony Kucmierz, all gift certificate winners. The grand prize of an AM/FM Stereo Cassette Recorder was awarded to Carl Yacklon of Serval Street, Dunkirk. Quik-Stop is located at 327 Lake Shore Drive East in Dunkirk.

Forty years ago – 1973

Karen Jankowski, 14, daughter of Dunkirk City Court Judge and Mrs. August R. Jankowski, won the intermediate division while Rebecca Dragon, 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dragon of Portland, won the novice division in the April Twirling Festival at Sweet Home High School in Amherst.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Reginald D. Gardinier of the Gardinier Funeral Home, 43 West Fourth St., Dunkirk have returned from an annual workshop conference of Order of the Golden Rule, the world’s largest organization of funeral directors, held in New York City.