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Obit: Charles I. Livingston
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:00 pm
Charles I. Livingston, born April 28, 1926, entered into rest April 9, 2013. He is survived by his wife Annette (Sabella) Livingston, his daughter Cynthia (Nicholas) Petito, granddaughters Colleen, Victoria, Theresa and Christina, and a great-grandson Scott. He was brother of Joan Bidell Fred, Ronald Livingston and Jerry Livingston. He was predeceased by his son, Charles A. Livingston, and brother, Martin Livingston Jr.
Obit: Ruth M. (Hodson) Stahl
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:00 pm
Ruth M. (Hodson) Stahl, entered into rest April 13, 2013. She was a resident of Grand Island.
Obit: Gertrude Schilke Reimann
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:00 pm
Gertrude Schilke Reimann, 103, of Grand Island, died Dec. 8, 2012.
Ceretto welcomes Cadet Lt. John Charles Asbach to Assembly on West Point Day
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 02:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto participated in West Point Day by welcoming Cadet Lt. John Charles Asbach of Grand Island to the Assembly.
Grisanti sponsors bill to prohibit devocalization of animals
Tue, Apr 23rd 2013 04:00 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, has introduced legislation to protect dogs and cats from what animal advocates worldwide deem animal abuse. Senate bill S.2271 would prohibit devocalization, an elective procedure in which vocal cords are cut just to alter an animal's voice.
Higgins introduces legislation to update water infrastructure, protect Great Lakes
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 01:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, NY-26, a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, has introduced legislation to provide grants to upgrade wastewater treatment plants in the Great Lakes basin.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Leuchner to receive Citizen of the Year Award
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:05 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has named Paul Leuchner, recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award, as Civic Person of the Year
Marco's Italian Deli celebrates ribbon-cutting
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:05 pm
The Grand Island Market is enjoying a honeymoon in the first week of operation since the marriage of the store with Marco's Italian Deli.
Grand Island Chamber says thanks to Citizen of the Year sponsors
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:00 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has expressed its thanks to the local businesses that have given their support to the annual Citizen of the Year Awards event.
Grand Island Chamber says thanks to Citizen of the Year sponsors
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:00 pm
The Planning Committee for the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year Awards Banquet met with Mark Raepple, owner of John's Pizza & Subs, as he presented a bronze sponsorship for the Citizen of the Year event
Town of Grand Island: Economic Development Advisory Board launches billboard campaign
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:00 pm
On April 1, the Grand Island Economic Development Advisory Board launched its awareness campaign in a big way.
Dunn announces candidacy for sheriff
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:00 pm
Bert D. Dunn, a 12-year veteran of the Erie County Sheriff's Office and a community and business leader, announced Tuesday that he is running for Erie County sheriff.
Grand Island Board of Education: Recommended 2013-14 budget has 2.67 percent tax levy increase
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:00 pm
At its April 8 meeting, the Grand Island Board of Education heard the details of the recommended budget for the 2013-14 school year. Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Support Services Joe Giarrizzo presented the figure of $54,417,562, an increase of $1,337,773 over 2012-13.
Obit: Marilyn L. (Abbotoy) Henderson
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:00 pm
Marilyn L. (Abbotoy) Henderson, entered into rest April 5, 2013. She was formerly of Buffalo.
Erie County Legislature: Miracle League organizer honored as legislature's April Citizen of the Month
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:55 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced that Teresa Hooper of Grand Island has been named the April 2013 Citizen of the Month in recognition of her efforts to make the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York a reality.
Golf returns to Beaver Island State Park
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 12:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that the golf course at Beaver Island State Park is now open.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Backus, Allen to receive Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:45 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor Dr. Kevin Backus, pastor of Bible Presbyterian Church, and Grand Island High School music teacher Martin Allen at the annual Citizen of the Year Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 25.
Chamber says 'Thank you' to Citizen of the Year sponsors
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:45 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has expressed its thanks to the local businesses that have given their support to the annual Citizen of the Year Awards event.
Service Clubs: Zonta, Rotary, Lions clubs meet to discuss service projects
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:45 pm
Three Island service clubs got together to share information about their goals and talk about working more closely together.
Chamber says thanks to Citizen of the Year sponsors
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:40 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has expressed its thanks to the local businesses that have given their support to the annual Citizen of the Year Awards event.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Tufillaro, Wavelengths Hair Design receive Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:35 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has named Linda Tufillaro and Wavelengths Hair Design as recipients of the Citizen of the Year Award.
State Parks seeking partners at Beaver Island State Park
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 11:55 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has released two separate requests for proposals for food, beverage and catering operations, as well as operation of the golf course and food and beverage, for the golf course at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island.
The Beach House wins Best Fish Fry contest
Sat, Apr 6th 2013 07:00 am
The Beach House has won Niagara Frontier Publications' second annual Best Fish Fry contest. Following a record number of entries, the Grand Island restaurant netted 13.1 percent of the 268 votes - more than double the tally of the second-place winners.
Robert G. Hoch Winter Memory Walk raises $10K for local Hospice
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:05 pm
Founders of Grand Island's Robert G. Hoch Winter Memory Walk donated a check for $10,114 to the Hospice Foundation of Western New York.
Troop 510 Boy Scouts support Neighbors Foundation
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:00 pm
Since 1973, the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation has been providing emergency assistance to Grand Island residents who find themselves in temporary need.
Grand Island Moose Lodge: NCP is beneficiary of chili cook-off proceeds
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:00 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy received the proceeds from the recent Grand Island Moose Lodge 180 annual chili cook-off. The event raised funds to support the non-profit agency's many services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Kinney, Watz to receive Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 03:50 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor Beverly Kinney and Jim Watz on Thursday, April 25, as Citizens of the Year.
Bennie and the Jets win GISBA Corporate Bowl
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 03:50 pm
Bennie and the Jets will divide $2,000 in scholarship money following the 15th annual Grand Island School and Business Corporate Bowl, held Tuesday night at the Grand Island High School auditorium.
Grisanti successful in increasing CHIPS funding for entire 60th district
Thu, Mar 28th 2013 09:40 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti was successful in his fight to increase CHIPS funding for the 60th Senate District. On Wednesday, the New York State Senate concluded its passage of the 2013-14 state budget, which delivers an on-time budget with Consolidated Highway Improvement Projects increases throughout Grisanti's district. The increase is more than $1.162 million from the previous year.
Zonta Yellow Roses
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 02:25 pm
The Zonta Club of Grand Island celebrated Zonta Rose Day at the club's March 12 meeting at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Grand Island: Quilt to be raffled off for Relay For Life
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 02:20 pm
A fundraiser for the Relay For Life is in full swing. A Relay quilt, generously and beautifully handcrafted by Sue Miles and Colleen Eddy of Grand Island, was donated to Grand Island's Relay For Life, to be raffled off to support Relay and its ongoing fundraising for the American Cancer Society.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Catholic Charities Drive continues
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 02:15 pm
The annual Catholic Charities Drive is ongoing through Palm Sunday.
Grand Island High School: DECA students strike gold at states
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 02:15 pm
"Striking Gold" was the theme as 56 Grand Island High School DECA students traveled to Rochester last week in search of success in the business world.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: 6 people, 1 business named Citizen of the Year award winners
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 02:10 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor six individuals and one business on Thursday, April 25, as Citizens of the Year.

In announcing the winners, the chamber said award recipients "have given much of their time and talents in making Grand Island the wonderful community it is today."

Here is the list.

Erie County Sheriff's Office: Narcotics detectives arrest 3 on GI
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 02:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard has announced that the Narcotics Unit, after a several months-long investigation, arrested three individuals at a Carl Road duplex (left side) on Grand Island mid-morning Friday, March 8, after executing a search warrant signed by Grand Island Town Justice Mark Frentzel.
Obit: Eileen K. O'Brien
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 02:15 pm
Eileen K. O'Brien entered into rest March 11, 2013. She was a resident of Grand Island.
Ceretto teams up with local highway superintendent to increase state highway funds
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 09:15 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-I-C-Lewiston, met earlier this week with James Tomkins, Grand Island highway superintendent, in the Assembly chamber. They discussed the importance of increasing state support for the region's roads and bridges.
Rotary honors Kelly family
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 03:50 pm
The Kelly family of Grand Island received the Grand Island Rotary Club's Vocational Service Award at a meeting Feb. 27 at the Buffalo Launch Club.

The Kellys' own Kelly's Country Store celebrated a 50th anniversary last year.

Veronica Connor Middle School: Viking Values emphasized in Positive Behavioral Intervention Support week
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 03:50 pm
February break came and went, and for many students it was refreshing and invigorating. In the spirit of re-energizing, Veronica E. Connor Middle School recently hosted a Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support week.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Local businesses step up as sponsors for Citizen of the Year
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 03:45 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has recognized Michael Keating, Grand Island KeyBank branch manager, and Yvonne Michaels, KeyBank's client service manager for their generosity and support of the chamber's Citizen of the Year community event.
 


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