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April 10, 2014

Do You Remember April 10?

Tonawanda News — 2004 — 10 years ago

Matthew A. Gritzmacher, an eighth-grade student at Lowry Middle School, won the St. Ignatius Loyola Scholarship in Academics to attend Canisius High School in the fall.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lutz of Tonawanda marked their 50th wedding anniversary. Mr. Lutz and the former Audrey Oliff had been married in Washington D.C. in 1954.

1989 — 25 years ago

• Local businesses were concerned about a shortage of easily accessible parking spaces in downtown Tonawanda when 30 existing spaces would be lost when Fay’s Plaza expanded.

• The T-NT Expo opened with a gala party. As a three-piece band played, exhibitors and special guests munched on hors d’oeuvres and sipped cocktails at the invitation-only party.

1964 — 50 years ago

• Bill’s Roadside Inn at 3134 Niagara Falls Blvd. had its grand opening and gave corsages to all of the ladies.

• Registration was held for the North Tonawanda American and National Little Leagues. To register, boys had to be accompanied by a parent, present proof of age and pay a $1.50 insurance fee.

1944 — 70 years ago

• The Boys’ Club of the Tonawandas joined with other Boys’ Clubs throughout the nation in a birthday celebration. Pres. Roosevelt congratulated Boys’ Clubs of America on the observation of their 38th anniversary.

Pfc. Anthony M. Innervinni, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Innervinni, veteran of North Africa, Sicily and Salerno, coming off duty in England, felt a hand on his shoulder and turned. To his surprise and joy he found that the sergeant standing before him was his brother Carl, whom he had not seen for a year and a half.

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