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November 17, 2013

Do You Remember Nov. 17?

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• YWCA members Barbara Strzyz, Donna Burgio and Pat Zbieszkowski were preparing items to be auctioned off at their Beaujolais Nouveau fundraising event, including a signed pair of Baby Joe Mesi boxing gloves.

• Plans were being put together to replace the 80-year-old and badly weathered culvert where Niagara Street passes over Two Mile Creek in Tonawanda. The replacement would take about 9 months and would hopefully commence in the spring.

1988 — 25 years ago

William Harmon was appointed as the Tonawanda School District’s supervisor of operations which included responsibility for buildings and grounds.

• Commodore and Mrs. Joseph Kuzdal were honored by the Tonawanda Island Launch Club at its annual ball.

1963 — 50 years ago

• No paper published.

1943 — 70 years ago

Dr. George Miner returned to North Tonawanda from the Navy. He planned to resume practice again at his office at 131 Payne Ave. around the first of December. Dr. Miner entered the Navy Sept. 1, 1942 and was eventually transferred to the U.S. Naval hospital in St. Albans, Long Island where he supervised the Hospital Corpsmen.

• The Women’s Shakespeare Club of Tonawanda was entertained by Mrs. Buford Bellinger at her home on Grove Street. The program consisted of a talk on “Australia” by Miss Ruth Seaman who took as her specific subject “Introducing Australia” by Hartley Graton.

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