Twenty years ago 1993

Work was under way this morning to demolish the former Black Community Club building on the northeast corner of Lake Shore Drive East and Main Street in Dunkirk. The vacant building was purchased two years ago by the city in anticipation that the site will eventually be needed in connection with development of the harborfront project area just to the west.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The recently renovated Adams Memorial Gallery, the new home of Access to the Arts Inc., formerly of Westfield, held its opening reception earlier this month. The first exhibitors are Scott Campbell, a potter from Hartwick, Mass., and his mother, Margaret Campbell of Westfield, an artist specializing in water colors. Located at 600 Central Ave. in Dunkirk, the gallery has Daniel Riscilli as director and George W. Mallery, manager.

Forty years ago – 1973

Born in Stockton when it was called “Moons Station,” Fannie E. Fandt, 82, of 15 No. Main St., Dunkirk presented Dunkirk Elks Lodge 922 with a pencil and crayon reproduction of the painting “Startled,” which hangs in a Washington, D.C. museum. Mrs. Fandt said the gift was in response to the many kindnesses of Elks’ members over the years.

Fifty years ago – 1963

A community band, composed of Silver Creek Central High School band members and anyone in the school district who plays a band instrument, will be functioning in Silver Creek this summer. The director will be Ronald A. Sutherland.