Tonawanda News

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April 23, 2013

Do You Remember?

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• Lt. Edward Cirrito celebrated his 30th birthday.

• Skill Buick held a grand opening of its Used Car Resale Center. A new wing was added to the facility that had opened as Millian Buick in 1947.

1988 — 25 years ago 

• Airline flight attendants were set to ply passengers with free candy and gum, and get tough if necessary to enforce the new federal ban on smoking that took effect on thousands of domestic flights today.

• Karen Lombardo and Irna Kraft were among the winners of Durez’s “Creativity in the Workplace” contest which drew more than two dozen employee entrants.

1963 — 50 years ago

• Rumors surfaced that Governor Nelson Rockefeller, who was divorced, planned to marry Margaretta Fitler Murphy.

• Twenty Twin City industries had displays in stores in the downtown area as part of the Chamber of Commerce’s Prosperity Days program.

1943  — 70 years ago

• Darleen at 45 Main street offered Easter suits at $10.99 to $19.99; coats at $12.99 to $29.99; and dresses at $2.99 to $8.99 in new pastel colors of rose, powder and aqua, with plenty of dressy “navies” and black.

• Niagara River Lodge Bowlers forged into the lead on the standing of the teams participating in the first annual tournament of the Tonawanda Bowling Association at the Flash alleys compiling a total of 2991 including its handicap.

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