40 Years Ago, Sept. 20, 1972
United Fund chairman named
Mrs. Louis R. Fabiano of Grand Island has been named chairman of the Grand Island area in the Woman's Division of the 1972 United Fund Torch Drive. The appointment was made by Mrs. Dallas B. Trammell of Buffalo, division chairman. A former elementary school teacher and student teacher supervisor, Mrs. Fabiano has been a United Fund volunteer over the last 10 years in capacities ranging from worker to captain and residential chairman. In addition, she has been a volunteer for heart, leukemia, and multiple sclerosis drives and is a Bishop's Committee home visitor.
30 Years Ago, Sept. 17, 1982
Block parent program begins in Sandy Beach
The Town Board Monday gave the green light to a block parent program planned in Sandy Beach. Instigated by Joan Hale, the project will in some respects be similar to the Neighbors Watch, which is proving so successful in Grandyle at the south end of the Island. The proposal includes having residents agree to assist children and elderly in need of immediate emergency help. Block parents would display window signs indicating they could be called on for help.
Meanwhile, the Neighbors Watch organizers continue their programs, and signs designating the program's area of coverage were erected this past week.
20 Years Ago, Sept. 18, 1992
OxyChem holds open house for Isle residents
Residents of Grand Island were welcomed to an open house at the Occidental Chemical Corporation's Technology Center on Long Road. Employees demonstrated how nylon is made, ways to detect toxins in fish, the use of plastics in the fire retardant business and other fascinating principles of the chemistry world. Guests were then able to visit a meeting hall to look at a recycling booth, a display of chemistry equipment, a video on how chlorine is made, and other exhibits. Participants received gifts, and children over the age of 12 were also welcomed. OxyChem's public commitment to help the industry improve its management of chemicals, through participation in the Responsible Care program, was also featured at the open house. More than 150 Grand Island students, as well as the families of OxyChem workers, visited during the open house.
10 Years Ago, Sept. 20, 2002
Heritage Christian Home opens new location on Grand Island
Heritage Christian Home Inc. has opened its eighth home in the Western New York area serving people with developmental disabilities. They now have 38 homes between the Rochester and Buffalo areas. They also have four respite programs and nine rehabilitation programs, plus a camp in the Adirondacks. The facility at 2982 Stony Point Road is now a home to six young ladies with special needs. Heritage Christian Homes was recently granted the New York State Compass Program to monitor themselves to ensure they continue to exceed state regulations in all facets of residential care.