Tonawanda News

May 8, 2013

Do You Remember May 8?

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The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• Neighbors were reportedly very happy with the continuing demolition of the former Roblin Steel facility.

Jennifer Newdecker, 13, was demonstrating her invention “The Hanging Gyro” during the Richard W. Caitlin Art/Science/Technology Fair at Tonawanda Middle School. Caitlin was responsible for the annual event’s creation 17 years earlier.

1988 — 25 years ago

• After a two-day visit with Michael Reagan, the adopted son of President Ronald Reagan, Scott Flaugher of North Tonawanda disclosed that the two men were first cousins.

Serg Fidanza, Tony Jankowisk and Jerry Grandi were the winning drivers at the Genesee Spring National 150 Race at Lancaster Speedway. 

1963 — 50 years ago

Michigan Gov. George Romney left the Republican National Convention leaving the competition for the presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.

Lovell’s Restaurant in Kenmore and Bedell’s Restaurant in Tonawanda advertised Mother’s Day dinners. 

1943 — 70 years ago

• The unusual sight of a white, albino robin cavorting about the lawn in front of a home on Miller Street was reported by Douglas Miller.