Twenty years ago – 1994

A painting by Alberto Rey, professor of art at Fredonia State University College, has been chosen for the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum. The museum selected his work, “Las Palmas Son Novias Que Esperan (The Palms Are Lovers Who Wait).” Some of Professor Rey’s works are also among the permanent collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo and the Bronx Museum and have been included in a soon-to-be published book, “New American Painting.” The artist, who lives in Dunkirk with his wife Janell, teaches courses in painting, drawing and illustration at Fredonia.

Thirty years ago – 1984

Margaret Hyland Smith, principal of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, was recently honored as an “individual who has made a significant contribution to non-public education. She will receive the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award for outstanding service. Mrs. Smith has been associated with the school for the past 19 years, first as a math teacher and currently as principal.

Forty years ago – 1974

The Boorady Optical Co. of Dunkirk plans to relocate in two months, owner Dr. Edward Boorady said today. The company is now located at 120 East Fourth St., a building slated for removal under the city’s urban renewal program.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Robert Dyment of Fredonia, also a Dunkirk-based businessman, has been appointed assistant director of alumni relations to head the area’s Rochester Institute of Technology alumni fund.