2002 — 10 years ago
• Preservation roofers repaired the Carnegie Art Center’s roof that had been damaged by winter’s ice buildup. A grant from the East Hill Foundation and supplemented with assistance from the City of North Tonawanda covered the cost of the project.
• Tonawanda residents debated the merits of converting Young Street between Main and Delaware into green space and incorporating it into canal revitalization efforts.
1987 — 25 years ago
• A $900,000 project to expand Isle View Park by 35 acres was announced. The acreage bordering the Niagara River in the Town was currently covered with dense shrubs and trees, which were to be removed beginning next year.
• The first sanctioned 300 game ever bowled by a woman in the Tonawandas was recorded by Sue Schottke in the opening round of match play in the Tonawandas’ Invitational Kick-Off Tournament at Island Lanes.
1962 — 50 years ago
• The Tonawanda Common Council passed a resolution ordering that the cottages and boathouses on Tonawanda’s riverfront be vacated by October 31. Some saw the structures as health hazards while others saw them as picturesque.
• Michael Kalisiak, Dennis Barberio and Richard Moore rode a 3-seater bike to Crystal Beach for Tonawandas Day.
1942 — 70 years ago
• Bicycling days, not to mention horse and buggy days, came back to the Twin Cities with a vengeance as gas rationing went into effect at midnight.
• Frederick Carpenter, originator of the Carpenter Rapid Transit Bus Line, the first bus transportation operation of its kind in the Tonawandas, died. He had expanded his bus lines to Corning, Elmira and Port Huron.