Twenty years ago – 1993

Henry’s Hair Co. was recently recognized at an awards ceremony held at the Hilton in Buffalo as one of the top 35 Paul Mitchell Salons in the Western New York, Rochester and Erie, Pa., area. Owner Henry Pucciarelli and his employee Jennifer Mackowiak, were presented with an award by John Paul DeJoria, owner of Paul Mitchell Products. Well-known in the industry, DeJoria was one of the select few to have his wedding featured in a recent bridal edition of People magazine.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Rep. Stan Lundine (D-Jamestown) implied today that the Dunkirk-Fredonia community will continue to face economic problems because the area is “tied heaviest to steel.” Lundine said prospects for steel are not good and that worldwide, there is more steelmaking capacity than demand. He added that the economic recovery that is being experienced nationally is not having much of an impact in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area at this time because most local industries are “suppliers” rather than manufacturers. Currently, manufacturers are using up their inventories before buying from suppliers.

Forty years ago – 1973

Due to lack of funds, the Dunkirk Historical Society is considering dropping its plans to purchase the Fullagar-Abell House at 429 Central Ave. in the city. The society, formed last spring, planned to use the house for a museum.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, who pledged “segregation forever” when inaugurated, today cooperated with the federal government, and for the first time in that state, desegregated all-white public schools.