Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Former Book Nook employee Wendy Corsi Staub has realized her lifelong ambition of writing a book and seeing it published. Titled “Summer Lightning,” the book is a young adult supernatural thriller (Harper Collins Paperbacks). It has arrived at the bookstore in the D & F Plaza and the Dunkirk native has returned here for an autograph session and a 10-day visit with her family. The daughter of Reginald and Francella Corsi, Wendy credits her parents for inspiring her at an early age.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The Chautauqua County government administration has considered selling the County Home in Dunkirk to improve its financial picture for 1984, but has decided not to. A report from Acting County Executive David G. Dawson indicates that while there would be some immediate advantage to selling the home to private investors – in the long run the sale would not serve the best interests of the county or its taxpayers.

Forty years ago – 1973

The Four Seasons Beauty Shop, 15 Water St., Fredonia is holding its grand opening. Owner Lori Powell, a Westfield resident, is giving away special gifts and providing organ music and refreshments.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Van Buren Point cottage owners are up in arms after learning that the town of Portland raised their 29 percent assessed equalization rate to a new level of 70 percent.