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Grand Island's war effort on the home front
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 03:25 pm
In this excerpt from a 1981 speech to the Grand Island Historical Society, Shirley Kreger Luther recalls "Life on the Home Front" during World War II. She recounts events that led to publishing the Islander newspaper, which was sent to Island servicemen and women from 1943-45.
Relay For Life ready to paint GI purple
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
Grand Island Relay For Life supporters are hoping a little color will go a long way to support the fight against cancer.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: Zumbathon to raise money for Family Justice Center
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, will host a Zumbathon, open to the public, from 11 to 12:30 p.m., April 25.
Caring4Ken benefit April 25
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
On Aug. 24, 2012, Ken Kalinowski, a lifelong Western New Yorker and Grand Island resident, was diagnosed with stage-4 colon cancer.
Grand Island Community Chorus hosts spring concert
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 07:00 am
The Grand Island Community Chorus invites readers to "Sing Into Spring," an evening of warm-weather music.
Baked Cupcakery: How sweet it is for local cupcake business
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:00 am
Baked Cupcakery, a fledgling Grand Island business, can boast it has Western New York's Best Cupcake.
Grand Island Town Board: Roesch appointed deputy supervisor
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 11:00 am
Grand Island Town Supervisor Mary Cooke appointed Councilman Gary Roesch deputy supervisor, effective immediately.
Grand Island Chamber thanks award sponsors
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 11:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has thanked the sponsors of its 49th annual Citizen of the Year awards.
My day as a 6th-grader at VCMS
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 11:00 am
As you may know, I am fairly new to our school and the Grand Island community. I am still learning all of the details of our systems and procedures while trying my hardest to learn everyone's name as quickly as possible. Everyone has been incredibly welcoming and patient.
Obit: John R. DeGlopper
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 09:00 am
Grand Island native John R. DeGlopper passed away April 5 in Arlington, Massachusetts.
Obit: Donnette Glaeser Hennigar
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 09:00 am
Donnette Glaeser Hennigar passed away April 13, 2015, at her home in Deerfield Beach, Florida, surrounded by her loving family.
RRRoll up the rim to Wynne!
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 09:00 am
R.J. Wynne of Grand Island has won a grand prize in this year's "RRRoll Up the Rim to Win" contest conducted by Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop.
Grand Island School Board candidates sought
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:10 am
Candidates interested in a seat on the Grand Island Board of Education must file nominating petitions with District Clerk Janet Schuster by 4 p.m. April 20.
Last battle of WWII remembered
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:10 am
Islander Peter Xanthos reminds Islanders that, 70 years ago, Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, began the invasion of Okinawa, 300 miles from Japan.
'Shadow Day' student at Island Dispatch
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:05 am
Sophomore Sarah Swagler visited the Island Dispatch Wednesday, April 1, as part of Grand Island High School's "Shadow Day" program.
'Perilous Flow' a gift of the river
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:00 am
It began with the reunion of two former classmates.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizen of the Year award winners named
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber has announced the recipients for the 49th Citizen of the Year awards.
National Grid wraps up GI investment
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:00 am
National Grid is wrapping up a significant investment in its electricity delivery network on Grand Island that will improve reliability and provide additional capacity for new or expanding customer demand.
Erie County: Poloncarz, Glascott debut 'text to 9-1-1'
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 09:20 pm
On Wednesday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Commissioner of Central Police Services John Glascott, Emergency Services Commissioner Dan Neaverth Jr., and Executive Director of the Erie County Office for the Disabled Frank Cammarata to announce "text to 9-1-1" is now available to Erie County residents seeking assistance during an emergency.
Obit: Joseph R. Muoio
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:00 am
Joseph R. Muoio, 91, of Grand Island died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda.
Obit: Craig William Wood
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:00 am
Craig William Wood, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, formerly of Grand Island, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Harrisburg. He was 63. Craig was born on April 13, 1951, in Buffalo to the late William and Fay Wood.
Obit: Marlene L. McCarthy
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:00 am
Marlene L. McCarthy entered into rest March 26, 2015. She was a resident of Grand Island. Mrs. McCarthy was retired receiver of taxes on Grand Island and a member of the Republican Women's Club, East Park Garden Club and Zonta Club of Grand Island.
Obit: Herbert Kranzmann
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:00 am
Herbert Kranzmann of Grand Island passed away March 27, 2015, at age 80.
Bennett gives candid education speech to Rotary
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:40 pm
New York State Board of Regents member and chancellor emeritus Robert M. Bennett was asked about the Buffalo school system, a question that ended with the phrase, "Is that too hard of a question?"
Education reform gets personal at GITB rally
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Stakeholders in the Grand Island Central School District joined at a rally Monday to speak in one voice in opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state budget proposal and education agenda.
West River Road home threatened by intense chimney fire
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:40 pm
At 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Grand Island firefighters responded to a chimney fire at the West River Road residence of Larry Lloyd.
Erie County Clerk's Office: Jacobs warns motorists of scam related to vehicle warranties
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs wants to caution all Erie County motorists to watch for a misleading solicitation that looks like an official notice from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Lynn Dingey's Relay For Life journey
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:40 pm
On March 21, the rock music sounds of Wide Right, a band from Buffalo, filled Mallwitz's Island Lanes during a fundraiser, organized by the Mallwitz Cancer Crew, one of Grand Island's Relay For Life teams.
School Board candidates sought to fill three seats
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 10:50 am
Candidates interested in a seat on the Grand Island Board of Education must file nominating petitions with District Clerk Janet Schuster by 4 p.m. April 20.
Obit: Thomas G. DeCarlo
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 09:00 am
Thomas G. DeCarlo passed away March 22, 2015, at the age of 81.
Obit: Linda Lee Stamler
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 09:00 am
Linda Lee Stamler died Feb. 9, 2015, at her home in California. Linda was the daughter of Elsie Stamler and the late Harry Stamler.
Obit: Martha Ann Emerson
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 09:00 am
Martha Ann Emerson (Mikulsky), 52, of Coppell, Texas, beloved wife and mother, passed away March 22, 2015, after a long battle with cancer.
Nightly North GI Bridge closures to start in April
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 07:00 pm
Depending on the weather, nightly closures of the Southbound North Grand Island Bridge and traffic switchover to the northbound span will begin the week of April 6.
Domestic violence spotlighted during World Day of Prayer event
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 09:05 pm
A person's home is not always a peaceful sanctuary. Sometimes, the home becomes the setting for shocking acts of violence, said Mary Travers Murphy, executive director of the Family Justice Center in Buffalo.
Before the Bridges: Down on the farm and racing on the river
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 08:50 pm
Bob DeGlopper was born in 1936, a year after the first set of Grand Island bridges were built.
Pothole hotline in operation
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 08:50 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced Erie County's Department of Public Works has added an email for residents to report a pothole. The email is in addition to a complaint tip line, 716-858-7966, where residents can leave a voicemail with a complaint.
Kinney hosts tax chat
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 08:50 pm
The Cuomo administration brought its current legislative agenda to Grand Island this week.
Grand Island Board of Education: Proposed veterans' tax credit topic of March 23 meeting
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 08:50 pm
The Board of Education will hold another public information session regarding a proposed alternative tax exemption for veterans when it meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Huth Road Elementary School auditorium Monday, March 23.
Engagement: Englert-Wild
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 10:50 am
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Englert Jr. of Grand Island are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Laura Englert, to Justin Joseph Wild, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Wild, also of Grand Island.
Obit: Ilona H. Lang
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 08:40 am
Grand Island resident Ilona H. Lang entered into rest March 18, 2015.