Twenty years ago – 1993

Frederick A. Boorady of Tonawanda, a specialist in the field of space exploration, will return to his hometown May 15 as keynote speaker for the annual recognition dinner hosted by the Historical Society of Dunkirk. His topic will be “The Early Days of Space Exploration.” Sharing the dais with him will be his brother, Norman Boorady of Dunkirk, named recipient of this year’s Walter Smith Award and Lois Robinson Woelfle, who will receive the Julia Brooks Award.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Chosen to represent the Stockton Volunteer Fire Department in the Miss Chautauqua County Queen contest held annually at the Stockton Gala Days was Kathleen Link, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Link of Kelly Hill Road and a senior at Brocton Central School. Selected to represent the Miss Stockton Fire Department Auxiliary was Pamela Kilmer, 16, daughter of Richard Kilmer and Mrs. Richard Kennedy, Dean Road, Stockton. She is a junior at Cassadaga Valley Central School.

Forty years ago – 1973

Mark W. Speziale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Speziale of Dunkirk, has been elected vice president of Oklahoma State University’s Hotel Restaurant Society. A junior at OSU, he is a 1970 graduate of Cardinal Mindszenty High School.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Muscato, 432 Eagle St., Dunkirk have purchased The Studio, a beauty shop on Central Avenue in the city. The previous owner, Melodee Randolph of Dunkirk, plans to move to California.