Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Civiletto Greenhouses, at the corner of Routes 20 and 60 in Fredonia, is expanding. The Civilettos are proud to have served this area for the past 75 years providing high-quality plants and old-fashioned service. In that continuing tradition, they recently completed phase one of the county’s most modern garden center. In addition to these state-of-the-art greenhouses, a fully-stocked garden shop will follow shortly, according to owners Marie, George and Wendy Civiletto.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The Girl Scout Gold Award, available only to senior scouts and symbolizing the highest award in all Girl Scouting, was presented to Susan M. Glasheen of Fredonia, and Heather Hann and Doris Gould, both of South Dayton. The receiving of the Gold Award marks a major milestone in the life of any Girl Scout.

Forty years ago – 1973

Chautauqua County’s new Office for the Aging may be in operation by the first of July, officials said. The office will be only the sixth in the state and the first in a predominantly rural county.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Gary P. Carlson, 54 Park Ave., Cassadaga received the Eighth District American Legion meritorious award at St. Bonaventure University in a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) review.