Tonawanda News — 2003 - 10 years ago • North Tonawanda High School’s short stop Katie Miranto signed up to attend Canisius College next season and join the prestigious Golden Griffins.
• Jane Penvose, curator of the Historical Society of the Tonawandas’ museum, was thrilled to learn of state funding made available by Assemblyman Robin Schimminger and State Senator George Maziarz that would allow the society to purchase several display cases to place in public venues where artifacts from the museum’s collection could be brought out into the community.
1988 - 25 years ago • Governor Mario Cuomo signed legislation allowing magnifying eyeglasses to be sold over the counter without a prescription.
• Brenda Beiring of the Town of Tonawanda performed in the Christmas classic, “The Nutcracker.” She did an acrobatic performance as one of the jesters.
1963 - 50 years ago • W. T. Grant was advertising a giant plastic missile control center play set with major launching equipment for only $2.33, available at both its Midcity Plaza store and its downtown Tonawanda store.
• Every Saturday morning at 8:30 on Channel 4, Santa Claus and his elf, Forgetful, read letters from children and became involved in a number of perplexing situations while readying toys for their trip from the North Pole.
1943 - 70 years ago • Protexacar company announced it would continue for a short time, or until adequate substitute accommodations were found, to take family wash, but would deliver it damp only. The company would do no finishing or ironing.
• North Tonawanda Common Council accepted the resignation of Joseph Plewinski as alderman from the Third Ward, and passed a resolution appointing Joseph Kukucka in his place to finish Mr. Plewinski’s term. His resignation came as a result of his moving from the Third Ward to his newly purchased home at 425 Evans St., in the Sixth Ward.