Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• The Tonawanda Rail Trail was one of a number of proposed railtrails in WNY that would make use of abandoned rail corridors by converting them to public trails for bicycling, walking, running and inline skating. The Tonawanda Trail would run from Kenmore Avenue to the Erie Canal.
• The singing group Outasynk, consisting of members Kathy Pharris, Marlene Marciniak and Claudia Kurtzworth, had their audience at the DeGraff Community Center in stitches with their hilarious parodies on the health of seniors and the state of health insurance.
1988 — 25 years ago
• Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan announced that he would run for a third term as the Senator for New York. His priorities were child welfare, the fight against drug abuse, long-term health care for the elderly and rebuilding American cities.
• It was announced that the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Empire State Ballet would be performing at Canal Fest.
1963 — 50 years ago
• Baritone Arnold W. Palmer of Tonawanda was presented in a public recital at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. Mr. Palmer was the choral director at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ and a vocal/music teacher in the North Tonawanda schools.
• Schreiber’s Town and Country Store at 50 Young Street advertised lawn spreaders, fertilizer, rose bushes and other items for gardening enthusiasts.
1943 — 70 years ago
• The Commission on Liberal Education announced that college education would be made easy for returning war veterans by discarding traditional college entrance requirements.
• Junior High School boys and girls who enjoyed dancing classes at the ‘Y’ this winter were looking forward to Saturday when TAGS (Typical American Girls) were going to sponsor a dance in the ‘Y’ gym.