Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

It was 1952 when the Dunkirk Garden Club first sold forsythia shrubs at cost in an effort to promote Dunkirk as “Forsythia City.” Through the years, thousands of the showiest of spring flowering shrubs have been planted throughout the area. The bright golden blossoms herald the official arrival of spring.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Mathieu Bregande, a 1982 graduate of Fredonia High School, is playing tennis for Fordham University in the Metro-Atlantic Conference. Mat, who compiled a 59-5 record at FHS, recently played second doubles in a 6-1, 6-3 win over Staten Island. The Rams beat Villanova a week ago, 9-0, and will face St. John’s, NYU, Seton Hall and Boston College in the near future.

Forty years ago – 1973

Members of Dunkirk Brownie Troop 169, led by Patricia Cobb, modeled their handmade spring dresses and fancy Easter hats. Models included Tina Odebralski, Karen Hill, Michelle Polvino and Cindy Kozlowski.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Joan C. Panepinto, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Panepinto of 18 Lakeview Ave., Fredonia was appointed today as group leader to Switzerland for the 1963 summer program of the Experiment in International Living.