Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

On Oct. 1, David C. Mancuso took over as the new president of the Dunkirk-based Lake Shore Savings and Loan Association. He replaces Donald L. Lindquist, who is retiring after serving 17 1/2 years as the top executive officer at the county’s only locally owned and managed financial institution. Lake Shore Savings has been in operation in Dunkirk since 1891.

Thirty years ago – 1983

“Gail’s” celebrated its grand opening in Silver Creek Sept. 26 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The dress shop is located on Central Avenue in Silver Creek in the former Smith’s Dress Shop. The location has been a women’s wear dress shop for more than 50 years. The new shop features a silver and burgundy color scheme. Gail Brennan is the owner of the new establishment and her key salesperson is her mother, Ruth Sheeler of Silver Creek.

Forty years ago – 1973

Old photos of Dunkirk will be displayed this week at the Dunkirk Free Library by the city’s Historical Society. The photos, dating past the turn of the century, were taken by the late Dr. George E. Blackham, a prominent Dunkirk physician. Gertrude Shepard, 25 Gardner St., Fredonia first found the photos at her home, hidden in the back of an old picture frame.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Applications for employment at the new Town ‘n Country department store, former site of the Safe Store, on Central Avenue in Dunkirk, are being taken this week.