Tonawanda News

May 11, 2013

Do You Remember May 11?

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The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• Mr. and Mrs. Walter Czerwinski of North Tonawanda celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mr. Czerwinski and the former Dolores Johnson were married at St. Francis Church in Tonawanda in 1953.

• Staff Sergeant Vincent, 28, of North Tonawanda, was in the first of four planes landing at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, bringing about 70 members of the 107th Air Refueling Wing home from the Middle East.

1988 — 25 years ago

• The Zonta Club of Kenmore donated $1,500 to Camp Good Days and Special Times and $1,500 to the Everywoman Opportunity Center.

Joey Giambra and Rosalind Cramer were in a musical, “Piano Player Entertainer” to honor Jackie Jacko and other piano bar performers.

1963 — 50 years ago

• Despite a police presence, violence erupted at the Sement-Solvay picket line as union members attempted to prevent a string of cars from entering the River Road plant.

• Young Brothers Builders announced plans to construct a $1.5 million subdivision on Doebler Road. The houses would sell for $14,500 to $25,000 and would include split level, two-story, ranch and Cape Cod style homes.

1943 — 70 years ago

• “Old Families of the Tonawandas” was the subject of a most interesting paper given by Mrs. Harold W. Gorsline at the season’s last meeting of the Fortnightly Club.

• North Tonawanda Alderman Francis E. Primeau was advocating the conversion of Stony Point on the south end of Tonawanda Island to a municipal swimming beach.