Tonawanda News

February 27, 2014

Do You Remember Feb. 27?

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The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — 2004 - 10 years ago

• The Rescue Fire Company’s bingo hall and St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, both in North Tonawanda, were granted waivers from the State’s new smoking ban.

• Educators from Kazakhstan ended a three-week tour of American Schools with a visit to Cardinal O’Hara High School. Five principals from the former Soviet republic toured the buildings and met with administrators and students.

1989 - 25 years ago

Leo Damore, author of the heralded bestselling book on Sen. Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne, returned to his childhood home of North Tonawanda.

• Erie County Legislator Chuck Swanick announced that the Isle View Park expansion plans had been finalized and that groundbreaking was set for mid-summer.

1964 - 50 years ago

• The French Donut Shop at 143 Main St., in Tonawanda invited residents to a “donut party.” Customers could buy a pint of vanilla ice cream for only 15¢ with the purchase of a dozen donuts.

Richard and Mel Quast of Norton Auto and Home Store on Webster displayed seven canoes, a sailing dinghy and outboard motor boats that they planned to display at the Buffalo Boat Show.

1944 - 70 years ago

• No paper published.