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.