Tonawanda News — 2004 - 10 years ago
• Pixar Animation Studios’ “Finding Nemo” took top honors at the animation industry’s annual Annie Awards earning nine awards including best theatrical feature and best directing.
• Sarah Hedden and Chris Lasher, both of North Tonawanda, were one of 17 couples married on the 80th floor of the Empire State Building in New York City in celebration of Valentine’s Day.
1989 - 25 years ago
• Tonawanda Mayor David L. Miller, a Democrat, announced that he would not be seeking a fifth two-year term in the November elections. At the same time, Ron Pilozzi, a Republican, announced that he would be seeking the mayor’s office after having lost to Mayor Miller in the last election.
• Summit Park Mall, Niagara’s largest mall, completed a banner year in 1988, achieving the highest sales increases in the facility’s 16 years of operation.
1964 - 50 years ago
• Gasoline prices were fluctuating in an unpredictable market. Some brands dipped to a recent low of 22.9 cents a gallon.
• The New York State Power Authority and the Ontario Hydro Power Commission announced a joint proposal to install an ice boom on a test basis in Lake Erie near its outlet into the Niagara River in an effort to alleviate ice damage and flooding problems.
1944 - 70 years ago
• Evidence of incendiarism was unearthed in connection with a fire that destroyed two chicken coops at the rear of the house of Leo Reppentine, 456 Young St. The Delaware Hose company turned out for a telephone alarm and found both structures in flames. There were no chickens in the coops.
• Mrs. Peter A. Porter was among the volunteers who worked in the Opportunity Shop, 269 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, for the support of American parcels for Prisoners of War, assisting at the cocktail party given by the shop personnel at the Hotel Stuyvesant.