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February 21, 2013

Do You Remember Feb. 21?

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• A mobile crane was hoisting parts of the Riviera Theatre’s old air conditioner from the basement in an enormous renovation project. Neil Lange, chairman of the Board of Directors, said it was the most costly project since the Niagara Frontier Theatre Organ Society acquired the building in 1989.

• Tonawanda’s Drew Hogenkamp advanced to the consolation finals in the 500-yard freestyle at the Section VI boys swimming championship at the Flickinger Center.

1988 — 25 years ago

• No paper published.

1963 — 50 years ago

• Gale-force winds up to 80 mph lashed the Niagara Frontier, but the only attributed damage occurred when a strong gust blew in a plate-glass front window at the Helpee-Selfee dry cleaners in Kenmore.

Mrs. Waller E. Kell, principal of Delaware School, received a PTA Life Membership award from Duane Townsend, president of the PTA, as a Founders’ Day tribute.

1943 — 70 years ago

• No paper published.

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