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State Parks to issue snowmobile use permits
Thu, Dec 6th 2012 01:40 pm
Beaver Island State Park is currently issuing permits that will allow snowmobilers to use the more than 12 miles of designated and signed snowmobile trails on state park property located on Grand Island. The trails will be open between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. beginning on Dec. 15. Snowmobiling is not allowed within Beaver Island State Park.
iPad pilot project integrates technology in classroom
Sat, Dec 1st 2012 07:00 am
This year, select classes at Grand Island High School will participate in an iPad pilot project. As the district recently invested in a set of iPads for each of the buildings, this was an ideal opportunity to build teacher capacity and comfort with integrating technology using this tool in the classroom.
Kaegebein Elementary School: Thanksgiving in Colonial days recreated
Sat, Dec 1st 2012 07:00 am
The Thanksgiving celebration in Cyndi Booker's second grade classroom at Kaegebein Elementary School included learning activities with a Thanksgiving theme, Colonial wardrobe made by Booker herself, complete with collars for the boys and bonnets for the girls.
Grand Island Dance Center collecting for Coats for Kids, Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 1st 2012 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island Dance Center are lending their assistance to local charities.
Kali J. (Mordaunt) Korzelius, Grand Island advocate for young people facing cancer, honored posthumously by RPCI
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 06:30 pm
Grand Island resident Kali J. (Mordaunt) Korzelius was honored posthumously with the Outstanding Volunteer Award at the annual All Star Night Gala for Roswell Park Cancer Institute on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Roadwork notice
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 06:30 pm
Temporary overnight lane closures are scheduled on the Niagara Thruway for the northbound South Grand Island Bridge through Friday, Dec. 14, the New York State Thruway Authority announced.
State Police complete Thanksgiving Traffic Safety Initiative
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 06:20 pm
New York State Police in Zone II conducted a five-day traffic safety initiative from Nov. 21 to 25. Zone II covers Erie and Wyoming counties. Police conducted numerous traffic details, including Operation Hang Up, which targeted distracted drivers, DWI checkpoints, DWI saturation details, and speed details on the area Interstates.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Youth Ambassadors named for 2013
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 06:15 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists and winners for its 2013 Youth Ambassador Scholarship Program.
Golden Age Center: Mitten Project under way
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 06:15 pm
The Mitten Project at the Golden Age Center has resulted in more than 2,000 hand-made items - hats, mittens, scarves and headbands - distributed to 24 missions for the needy. This is an ongoing project and made possible by many seniors by donations of yard and cash for purchase of yarn.
Island-to-Island mission trip conducted
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 06:10 pm
The efforts of Grand Islanders are making a great difference in the lives of people on an island 1,500 miles away.
Ceretto declares victory in 145th Assembly District
Thu, Nov 29th 2012 03:45 pm
With a lead in ballots greater than the amount of ballots remaining, Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, has declared victory in his re-election campaign in the newly created 145th Assembly District.
Ceretto: Lead grows after Erie County paper ballot count
Tue, Nov 27th 2012 08:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto said Monday that his lead over Bob Restaino in New York's 145th Assembly District race has grown by 147 to 1,052 votes; up from an election night total of 905.
Happy birthday, Kaegebein Elementary
Sat, Nov 24th 2012 07:00 am
During the anniversary celebration of its construction, Grand Island Central School District officials said Kaegebein Elementary School is still the school William Kaegebein envisioned 60 years ago: a place where Island children become engaged in learning and begin to make a difference in their world.
UNICEF donations tabulated
Sat, Nov 24th 2012 07:00 am
The weather was dreadful on Halloween night this year. Some people said they had no trick-or-treaters! Did that happen to you?
Knights of Columbus takes action for disaster victims
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 pm
Paul Minton, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus on Whitehaven Road, is packed up and ready to bring relief supplies to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Light Up the Boulevard event has auspicious start
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
The first-ever Light Up the Boulevard Parade & Festival Saturday was popular beyond the expectations of event organizers, and so successful that the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is promising more next year.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Man jumps railing at Town Hall
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports an investigation is ongoing into what his office is calling an attempted suicide by a person in custody at the Town of Grand Island Court Monday morning.
Veterans helping fellow veterans downstate
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 is coming to the aid of downstate veterans who suffered losses due to the impact of Hurricane Sunday.
Grand Island Board of Education: SRPs called vital after report
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
On Monday evening, the Grand Island Board of Education held its regular meeting "on the road" at Kaegebein Elementary School and were treated to pre-meeting festivities as part of the school's 60th anniversary celebration.
Grand Island Town Board: Residents urged to shop locally on Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a proclamation at its Monday meeting calling on residents to support local businesses on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24.
Road work ahead
Wed, Nov 21st 2012 09:00 pm
Temporary overnight lane closures are scheduled on the Niagara Thruway for the northbound South Grand Island Bridge through Friday, Dec. 14, the New York State Thruway Authority announced.
Joint service club meeting slated for Nov. 28
Mon, Nov 19th 2012 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club invites representatives from all the Island service organizations to a joint meeting at the Buffalo Launch Club on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m.
We have a winner
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 06:45 pm
Congratulations to the Harley Davidson pumpkin, which took first place in Niagara Frontier Publications' recent carving/decorating contest. The big pumpkin eating the small pumpkin finished in second place, while the green witch pumpkin ended up in third.
Mmmm! Spaghetti!
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
The Grand Island High School National Honor Society held its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser last Friday in the high school cafeteria. The dinner coincided with the second night of the high school Spotlighters drama club production of "Done to Death."
Residents asked to answer 2013 budget survey
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick is asking residents to participate in the 2013 budget process by completing a short, online survey that asks if they support a tax increase. Additionally, the survey asks what key funding area residents, who oppose an increase, would like to see reduced to eliminate the county executive's proposed tax increase.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Parade, festival Saturday
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:20 pm
The upcoming Light Up The Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festival, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at 5:30 p.m., will feature dozens of vendors and parade groups.
Jacobs salutes area businesses for taking part in Thank-A-Vet discount program
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:10 pm
One of the goals set by Chris Jacobs when he was elected Erie County clerk earlier this year was to expand and improve the complementary discount program now known as Thank-A-Vet to the more than 53,000 veterans throughout the county.
Kaegebein Elementary School celebrates 60-year anniversary
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:00 pm
Students uncovered William Kaegebein Elementary School's time capsule from the 1952 cornerstone in celebration of the school's 60th anniversary.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Islander killed in one-car accident
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on Nov. 11.
Vets celebrate birthday of U.S. Marine Corps
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:00 pm
Marines celebrated the 237th anniversary of the formation of the U.S. Marines Corps on Nov. 10 at the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249.
Grand Island receives planting from ReTree WNY
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:00 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 4, Grand Island participated in ReTree WNY's fall tree planting. Four trees were planted at the Ransom Village Playground, at the end of Park Lane off Ransom Road.
Grand Island town budget passed
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 10:55 pm
The 2013 Town of Grand Island budget will have no tax increase after the Town Board made adjustments to budget lines.
Grand Island celebrates Veterans Day
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 10:55 pm
The largest crowd in years gathered for Veterans Day ceremonies at the Veterans Park Memorial Wall on Nov. 11.
Grand Island High School: Grisanti secures supplemental grants
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
Grand Island Central School District received two member grants from State Sen. Mark Grisanti. They are supplemental grants approved by the New York State Legislature for special programs available through each legislator.
Grand Island Board of Education: Two financial reports presented
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
At its regular meeting Monday evening at Huth Road School, the Grand Island Board of Education heard two reports of district financial news.
Grand Island High School: WNY DECA Installation Dinner features GIHS grad
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
Salvatore's Italian Gardens was the setting on Wednesday, Nov. 7, for the annual Region 12 DECA Installation Dinner.
Grand Island loses close match in Section VI finals to Hamburg
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
Only five points separated Grand Island and Hamburg in Tuesday's Section VI Class A girls volleyball finals, but the Bulldogs were able to turn the slim margin into a 3-1 victory.
Grand Island Town Board: Post No. 1346 receives town proclamation
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
At its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 5, the Grand Island Town Board issued a proclamation honoring Grand Island American Legion Post No. 1346 in recognition of American Legion Membership Month.
Grand Island Town Board: More budget work ahead
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
Councilmembers decided Monday that more work is needed with the 2013 Grand Island town budget.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce hoping for successful first-time event
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 07:55 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is hoping a short parade will lead to a large party.

The first-ever Light Up the Boulevard Electric Holiday Parade and Festival will take place Saturday, Nov. 17.

 


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