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Looking Back 10 years
By hockeyx on Apr 04, 2014 02:24 AM
by Teddy Linenfelser
Shown above are the 10 year old kids who enjoyed the Fire Company's December 19th Christmas party and now look forward to becoming Santa's helpers next year. As mentioned here before, it's MaryElisabeth Rustowicz' parents, Maura and Kevin, who put this party together year after year. The kids are (left) Robert Sadkowski, Darnell Cleveland, Sydney Khreis, Trevor and Katilyn Palamuso who are sitting on Santa's lap, MaryElisabeth, Brittney Kephart and
Victoria Aronica. Thanks to Bob Aronica for the photo.
Happy birthday to Paul Facklam III (four today), Lana Schaar (today), Elsie Fleischmann, Jeff Nordvik and Linda Butcher (tomorrow), Donna Williams (cheers on New Year Day), Sandy Krecisz (Friday), Maria Bobak (her 20th on Friday), Ramona Blackmore (Saturday), Bethany Cherenzia (10 on Sunday), Hanna Panzica (12 on Monday), Joseph Kuszcak (10 on Monday), Sue Novits (a milestone on Tuesday), Marie Lorence (20 on Tuesday), Jonathan Figler and James Thompson (both celebrating 21st birthdays on Tuesday), and Ed Krecisz, Melissa Hill and Ron Webb (Wednesday).
Looking Back 60 years Cheap Jerseys Miss Sharon Bauer entertained at a tea party on Thursday afternoon, December 29, 1949 for the following little ladies and their dolls: Janie Costin (Rocks), Donna Yakam (Krehl), Donna Horner (Anderson), Susan Nailor (Bauer), Carolyn Bucknam (McFarland), Carol Chateauneuf (Stevens), Kathie Cotter (Little), Peggy Cotter (Will) and Teddy Klingel (Linenfelser).
Looking Back 50 year Buffalo "officials" Monday, December 27, 1959 included Paul Denler acting as council president, and James O'Dea who "won" an election for city judge. The teens, members of the CYC at St. Stephen's Church, participated in Cheap NFL Jerseys China a day long session in Buffalo's city hall when about 65 young people of area CYC units "took over" city government. A commercial, industrial and development committee was functioning within the town board for the first time. Robert E. Study was chairman. Other committee members were Supervisor George J. Burgstahler and Councilman Harold E. Beck.
Looking Back 40 years During the year 1969 Grand Island Fire Company volunteers responded to 180 first aid calls and 132 fire alarms. The information was released by Fire Chief Richard K. Lovelee.
Looking Back 30 years Winners of Cub Pack 423's Pinewood Derby were Reed Wright (1st), Michael Cerillo (2nd) and Richy Susfalk (3rd). Among other winners were Dean Laible (Best Paint Job), Danny Linenfelser (best solo), and Sean McMahon (most ool?. Attorney Richard J. Couch, Town Councilman Paul McCarthy, Roy Hawkes and Jon Baedeker, in a canoe and a rowboat, cruised from Long Road across the West River to Navy Island on the Canadian side on Saturday afternoon, January 5, 1980. The purpose of the overnight campout was o commune with nature.?br>
Our sympathy to the families of William ill?Drozdowsky, Robert P. Shoemaker, Bill Wood, Elaine F. Bellinger, Rose P. Agro, Joanne P. Carr, James A. Kish, Laura Ann Metzgar and former resident Joyce L. (Webb) Beland who recently passed away. Click Deaths for complete information.
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Happy birthday to Krista Smith (21 today), Paul Harper Sr. (97 tomorrow), Joyce Mongan (tomorrow), Marissa Catanzaro (a teenager on Friday), Sean McMahon (Friday), Jim Rogan special greetings on Christmas Day), Cayleigh Fitzsimmons (6 on Christmas), Jack Buzby (7 on Saturday), Allison Hill (her 7th birthday Saturday), Abigail Dallassandro (a teenager on Sunday), Robin Laible and Rob Meyer (Monday), James Soto (5 on Monday), Jennifer Ungaro (Tuesday), and Yvonne Martin (93 on Tuesday).
Kathleen and Jim Carroll recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary traveling to England, Ireland and Dallas. Best wishes to the Carrolls who were married on December 17, 1949. and Todd Roesch are wished a beautiful day and a happy first anniversary. Todd and his bride were married December 29, 2008.
Get well wishes to Bill Wood. Bill is in the Neuro ICU at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle and cannot have visitors yet but cards of cheer will brighten his day. Mail for Bill may be sent c/o 3304 Sandy Beach Road, Grand Island. So sorry to report Bill's passing on Saturday, December 26th. Pelham is wished a speedy recovery as he deals with serious health concerns. Let's keep both men in our prayers.
Looking Back 60 years Brownies of Troop 221 who put on the play, Gift For Loke?were Libby Smith (Borgese), Margie McMahon (Prange), Annette Boehm (Fuhr), Judy Daggett and Barbara Glor (Martin). Brownies Susan Turnbull and Janet Lee Sunderland (Bangs) added to the entertainment by demonstrating their tap dancing skills. note was among those in my mother, Marion Klingel's Grandyle Village column in the December 1949 Island Dispatch: Santa did bring a puppy to our house Christmas Eve. I overheard my small daughter explaining to a friend that it isn a thoroughbred ?just part Cocker and part Spaniel! Some dorg! We called that Christmas cheap nfl jerseys puppy "Jingles."
Looking Back 20 years The Board of Directors of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce agreed to come to the rescue of the Grand Island Economic Development Corporation by contributing $1500 to assist the company in a dilemma caused by town board action which reduced by $5000 the original amount included in the 1990 town budget for its operation. Triangle No. 131 was formed in 1957 at a meeting in the living room of Honey (Austin) Atkins. Due to lack of membership, the young women group made the decision to turn in their charter in December 1989. Gast Petrie took 2nd place honors on Floor Exercise (7.90) and scored 8.10 on Vault at a Class Level 8 local meet at Gleason School of Gymnastics in December 1989. Island Citizens Against the Pipeline ( GICAP) was a newly formed citizens?group aimed at publicly opposing the Empire State Pipeline which was proposed (and does) traverse the Island.
Looking Back 10 years Published in a local newspaper in 1999 was the following: Jimmy Arias, unanimous choice as Western New York's top male tennis player of the past 50 years, "is without a doubt the greatest tennis player to have ever lived and played in the Buffalo area."
Grand Island's Dean Santorio was among 11 high school coaches honored on the field before kickoff at the Ralph on Sunday. Dean's honor was a happier note than the final score.