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Lawnmower Race raises a grand
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 05:55 pm
The Lawnmower Race and Fall Festival held at the center of Grand Island Oct. 4 raised $1,000 for the Kaegebein Playground Committee despite uncooperative weather.
Grand Island Lions Club: Tuscarora Nation receives medical equipment
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 05:55 pm
The Grand Island Lions Club recently donated durable medical equipment to the Tuscarora Nation Health Center.
Grand Island Historical Society to hold Christmas luncheons
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 05:55 pm
The Grand Island Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas luncheons at River Lea at noon on Dec. 1, 2 and 5.
Huth Road Elementary School students ride to school on GIFC truck
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 05:00 pm
Some lucky students from Huth Road Elementary School received a ride to school Tuesday courtesy of the Grand Island Fire Co.
Historical Society to hold Christmas luncheons
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 07:00 am
The Grand Island Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas luncheons at River Lea at noon on Dec. 1, 2 and 5.
Grand Island schedules Veterans Day services
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island has invited veterans, family members, and friends to attend the Veterans Day services on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Park Memorial Wall located at 1717 Bedell Road.
Vendor Fair to benefits scholarships
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 07:00 am
Grand Island Professional Women's Chapter New York State Women Inc. will hold a vendors fair on Sunday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grand Island Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752, 1841 Whitehaven Road.
GIFC holds open house
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:55 pm
The Grand Island Fire Co. presented commendations to those citizens who went above and beyond in the time of emergency.
3rd annual Haunted Weekend planned for both teens, children
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:50 pm
The Grand Island High School Art Club and the Grand Island Recreation Department will once again work together to put on a weekend of Halloween activities. Events for children, teens, and adults will take place on the weekend before Halloween at the Nike Base on Grand Island.
Small boy helps unearth historic stone from Island yard
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:45 pm
Caleb Armbruster has always been a "woods boy," said his grandmother, Cathy. As a baby, he suffered from colic, a condition that causes infants to cry excessively for hours at a time. "I took him to the woods, and he'd stop crying," she said.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Live fire demo highlights 2014 open house
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:40 pm
More than 1,500 Sidway Elementary school students and Fire Prevention Open House visitors flocked to Grand Island Fire Headquarters Thursday, Oct. 9, to learn more about their Grand Island Fire Co. volunteers, fire and emergency medical services equipment and overall operation procedures.
Obit: Richard J. Dobmeier
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
Richard J. "Dick" Dobmeier, of Grand Island, passed away Sept. 28, 2014.
Walk-in flu clinics for area veterans scheduled
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
Veterans enrolled in VA health care may obtain flu vaccines at upcoming walk-in clinics scheduled at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo:
Trinity United Methodist Church: Fall Festival set for Oct. 25
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
GIFC seeking volunteers
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
The Grand Island Fire Co. is looking for individuals to join the fire service.
Light Up the Boulevard set of for third edition Nov. 22
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 07:00 am
The third annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities, a joint venture between the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island, especially the Recreation Department, will take place Saturday, Nov. 22.
Connor Middle School: Fitzpatrick hired to serve as principal
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:45 pm
The Grand Island Central School District Board of Education unanimously appointed John Fitzpatrick principal of Veronica E. Connor Middle School during Monday's school board meeting.
Grand Island Scout unearths local history
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:45 pm
Ricky Hoover, a 15-year-old sophomore at Grand Island High School, said that he loves local history. That is why he chose, as his Eagle Scout project, to research a large stone found in a backyard near Whitehaven Road and to facilitate the donation of the stone to the Grand Island Historical Society.
Grand Island Board of Education: New VCMS principal approved
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:45 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education held its monthly meeting Monday evening in the Professional Development Suite in Grand Island High School. All seven trustees were present and worked through a short but varied business agenda.
Vendors wanted for health fair at Golden Age Center
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:45 pm
The Golden Age Center of Grand Island, in conjunction with Elderwood at Grand Island, is sponsoring a health fair and encourages participation.
Grand Island High School: Inspired students running fundraiser
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Grand Island High School is among the schools that are fundraising for West African relief to "Build Hope" in the face of the devastation caused by the Ebola virus.
Grand Island Town Board: Eagle Scout receives proclamation
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:35 pm
The Grand Island Town Board at its monthly meeting honored an Islander who has earned the highest and most prestigious rank in the Boy Scouts of America.
Shirley Luther honored with Town Board proclamation
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:35 pm
Oct. 15 was proclaimed Shirley Luther Day in the Town of Grand Island by the Town Board Monday.
St. Martin's hosts annual pet blessing
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:35 pm
Island pets were celebrated Saturday, Oct. 4, with a special pet blessing at St. Martin-in-the-Field Episcopal Church on Baseline Road.
Wild Women Unite on Island
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:30 pm
Nothing stops "Wild Women" once they get started.
Fire Prevention Week held
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:30 pm
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski spoke to the students at St. Stephen School Wednesday as part of safety education during Fire Prevention Week at Island schools.
Obit: Eleanor Varga
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:30 pm
Grand Island resident Eleanor Varga entered into rest Oct. 2, 2014.
Can You Help Lisa Sorri?
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 03:40 pm
•A benefit for Lisa Sorri will be held from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Grand Island Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752, 1841 Whitehaven Road.
NYPA approves increased funding for statewide energy efficiency improvements under Build Smart NY
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:45 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees Wednesday approved increased energy efficiency funding of $117 million in support of the Build Smart NY program, a statewide initiative resulting from a 2012 executive order by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to reduce energy use in state buildings by 20 percent by 2020.
Blood drive, health fair at Elderwood at Grand Island
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 11:50 am
Elderwood at Grand Island, 2850 Grand Island Blvd., will sponsor a blood drive, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The blood drive will be conducted through Unyts Mobile Express bus. Unyts brings both a significant savings to area hospitals and assurance to Western New York donors that blood donations remain local.
Town of Grand Island clerk's office introduces online tax payment, information site
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:55 pm
Town Clerk Pattie Frentzel has announced the new online payment and information link for taxes is up and running.
Beautiful weather enhances Beaver Island CROP Walk
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:55 pm
Grand Island's 28th CROP Walk was held Sept. 28 on a bright early autumn day, a good day for walking in the park and a good day for remembering past CROP Walks in the park and elsewhere.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: 30 Days of Giveaways underway
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:55 pm
The Grand Island Chamber's second annual 30 Days of Giveaways online contest began Oct. 1 at midnight.
Grand Island High School: Class of 2017 holding ongoing fundraiser
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:55 pm
Reusable grocery bags are on sale to support the GIHS Class of 2017. Measuring 15 inches by 13 inches, the bags are $3 each or two for $5.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Club to 'Light Up Rotary'
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:50 pm
The Grand Island Rotary Club received a visit Sept. 24 from Rotary District Gov. Jack Amico, who asked the club to "Light Up Rotary" by spreading the news of Rotary endeavors, such as the GI club's support in building a clinic in Haiti and a hospital in Nepal, and local support for Miracle League, to name few.
GI Conservative Committee reorganizes
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:50 pm
The Grand Island Conservative Committee held its reorganizational meeting at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa on Sept. 29.
Erie County Clerk's Office: Auto Bureau now accepting reservations
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:45 pm
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced the Erie County Auto Bureau is now accepting reservations online in order to improve wait times and make it easier for customers to conduct their business quickly during a time that is convenient for them.
Grand Island Lions Club seeks to make 100 million acts of kindness
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:45 pm
Lions District 20N Gov. Mike Lawkowski was the guest speaker at the Grand Island Lions Club's Sept. 24 dinner meeting held at the Buffalo Launch Club.