Twenty years ago – 1993

Clair’s Country Lanes of East Main Road (Route 20), Westfield recently started serving dinners. Owner Clair Bajdo took over the establishment last year and he and his wife Paulette will celebrate its first anniversary this August. The couple is from the Mayville/ Westfield area.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The new Ben Franklin department store in the Bells Plaza will open for business this month. Manager and co-owner Jack Mahon and his staff are now in the process of stocking the store’s shelves with the truckloads of merchandise that are arriving daily. A grand opening is planned that will include door prizes, giveaways and a number of sale items.

Forty years ago – 1973

Registered nurse Edward J. Kucinski, 10 Angell Road, Silver Creek has been selected by Gowanda State Hospital School of Nursing to receive the Centennial Club Award for Hospital Schools of Nursing in America.

Fifty years ago – 1963

A colorful booklet, “Our Flag,” is now available courtesy of the U.S. Marine Corps. The book explains the flag’s proper display, history, approved customs concerning use and gives a complete list of national holidays when it’s used.