Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• Moonlight bowling was the trend. Also known as cosmic, neon or extreme bowling, it rewarded bowlers with money for hitting multiple strikes, difficult spares and strikes with a colored headpin.
• What you needed in your car was the AUTO PILOT – the TALKING Road Navigator from AAA. You will actually HEAR clear directions along the way to help you get to your destination.
1988 — 25 years ago
• Meghan Jane Welchoff of North Tonawanda was awarded the title of Miss Christmas Kiddie at a pageant at the Rainbow Center Mall in Niagara Falls.
• Carol Prichard and Lois Noto co-chaired the Tonawanda Garden Club’s committee that made decorations and trimmed the Christmas tree in the lobby of DeGraff Memorial Hospital.
1963 — 50 years ago
• Appearing at the Peppermint Stick on Ward Road were the Crescendos and the Rocken Rebels.
• Over 300 Tonawanda residents signed a memory book at Tonawanda City Hall as an expression of sorrow on the death of the president. The book was to be sent to Jacqueline Kennedy.
1943 — 70 years ago
• Weighing only 24 oz. at birth, Harry W. Smith Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Smith of 339 Morgan St., nearly a year old, gave every indication of attaining a normal physique. Born Jan. 17, 1942 the child weighed 17 lbs. and was as active as most babies his age.
• Mr. and Mrs. Harold Heiman were entertained at a party in their home, 377 Spruce St., in honor of their wedding anniversary. About 25 persons were present. Mrs. Heiman recently came home from the Buffalo General hospital where she was for several weeks recovering from a long illness.