Tonawanda News — 2002 — 10 years ago
• “The King and I” featuring Paul Todaro and Susan Hanson was on stage at Artpark.
• Advice columnist Ann Landers gave readers tips on swimming pool safety and ending romantic relationships.
1987 — 25 years ago
• The fifth annual Canal Fest opened with the tugboat Lockport leading 72 decorated boats packed with patriotism, music, imagination and pretty girls along the Erie Canal.
• The American Waterways Wind Orchestra performed on the Point-Counterpoint II, a $5 million art center and concert hall traveling the waterways of America.
1962 — 50 years ago
• Tony Palmer of North Tonawanda caught a seven and one-half pound, 28 inch yellow pike in the Niagara River near the Peace Bridge using soft-shell crab for bait.
• Showing at the movies was “King of Kings” at the Delaware Drive-In, “Merrill’s Marauders” at the Riviera and the Oscar winning film “West Side Story” at the STAR. Donald O’Connor was appearing at Melody Fair.
1942 — 70 years ago
• Chico, the celebrated chimpanzee with the Cetlin and Wilson Shows, celebrated his birthday by calling on the Tonawanda News office and helping edit the paper.
• Mrs. Leslie Lamb was to be in the auditorium of the Republic Light Heat and Power Company building on Broad Street to show local women how to can fruit, vegetables, meat and poultry.