Despite a heavy snowfall, about 30 young writers from across Chautauqua County attended the Young Writers' Workshop at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School in Dunkirk. Planned for area pupils in grades five through eight, the workshop featured six professional writers from the county: Nancy Whitelaw (keynote speaker), Dr. Maureen Fries, Carolyn Grady, Dr. David Lunde, Dr. Mac Nelson and Joyce Schenk.
Forty years ago - 1972
The top five songs of the WBUZ Top 40 list are: "I Can See Clearly Now," by Johnny Nash; "I'd Love You To Want Me," by Lobo; "I Am Woman," by Helen Reddy; "I'll Be Around," by the Spinners; and "Witchy Woman," by the Eagles.
Fifty years ago - 1962
The old Wurlitzer organ, once the pride of the former Drohen Avenue Theatre, more recently identified as the Capitol, has been sold. "The Mighty Wurlitzer," as the late James Drohen billed his $22,000 musical instrument, stirred thousands of Dunkirk and Fredonia movie goers and played a prominent part in the community's entertainment life from 1924, when it was first installed, until it emitted its last thunderous roar in 1937.