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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.
Third annual 'Spring It On' fundraising event expected to showcase 200 WNY nonprofits
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:25 am
On Thursday, 200 nonprofit organizations will welcome spring by participating in the third annual "Spring It On" campaign, the region's only 24-hour online fundraising event.
Grand Island High School: DECA club marks 10 years at states
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 07:00 am
2015 marks the 10th year Grand Island High School business teacher and DECA club adviser Cheryl Chamberlain has taken her qualifying students to the New York State DECA Conference in Rochester. This year was the largest contingent of GI DECA as 54 traveled to states, where over 2,000 people were in attendance.
Thruway to begin deck replacement at southbound North Grand Island Bridge
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority recently announced that, weather permitting, it would begin replacement of the southbound deck on the North Grand Island Bridge to Grand Island Monday, March 15. The project, expected to continue to September, is part of the Thruway Authority's $55 million bridge rehabilitation project.
Knights of Columbus award poster contest winners
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:25 pm
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 awarded certificates and $25 gift cards to three winners in the Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest on Feb. 25.
Studley wins spaghetti-eating contest
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:00 pm
The annual Grand Island Rugby Club spaghetti dinner featured the first-ever 2015 spaghetti-eating contest.
Grand Island Town Board: Proclamation issued for Island Eagle Scout
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:00 pm
Prior to conducting regular town business Monday night at Town Hall, the Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation to Boy Scout Nolan Miles of Grand Island for receiving his Eagle Scout award.
Before the Bridges: Born at the site of the Holiday Inn
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
An early family tragedy forged her character and a happy marriage, a son and grandchildren have enriched the life of Catherine Killian Long. She lives in a home that her late husband, Harvey, helped build. Photos of their son, Gary, his wife, Judy, their three daughters and their families surround her.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Kevin Sylvester to emcee Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year awards committee has announced the master of ceremonies for the 49th annual event Thursday, April 23, will be Kevin Sylvester.
Island of Hope: Living with cancer
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
One year ago, the Gworek family's lives changed forever when their son, Luke, was diagnosed with leukemia. In December 2013, doctors discovered the blood cancer and immediately started him on a heavy dose of chemotherapy.
From soldier to peace activist: Russell Brown's story
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
On April 28, 2013, Buffalonian Russell Brown covered himself with fake blood and lay down on the road, simulating a dead person, near the gates of Hancock Air National Guard Base, home of the 174th Attack Wing, just outside of Syracuse.
Floridian and son navigate autism
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
"Jason" became personally acquainted with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) when his child, "Tommy," was diagnosed at 4. Jason, which wasn't his real name, reads this column in a Florida newspaper. He wanted a pseudonym to protect his son's identity.
Obit: Beryl M. Kinney
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
Beryl M. Kinney (née O'Mara) passed away March 8 at the age of 86.
Scout chose project to benefit church
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
John Sosnowski, a lifelong resident of Grand Island and a senior at Canisius High School, has been a member of Boy Scout Troop 630 since the sixth grade at St. Stephen School. In position for the highest rank as a Boy Scout - an Eagle Scout - he chose as his final project something that would benefit his church.
Gary Roesch throws hat into ring
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
Councilman Gary Roesch has announced his candidacy for another four-year term on the Grand Island Town Board.
Before the Bridges: Bernice Dinsmore - from horse-&-buggy to a river cruise
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:00 pm
One of Bernice Stack Dinsmore's early memories is of riding to St. Stephen R.C. Church in a horse-drawn logging sled because there was too much snow on the roads for the horse-and-buggy to handle.
Registration open for fifth annual 'Garlic Mustard Challenge'
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:45 pm
Scout groups, civic organizations, families and individuals are invited to participate in the "Garlic Mustard Challenge," a friendly competition to remove a harmful plant from Western New York.
Corrupt manager focus of Lenten Luncheon reflection
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 04:50 pm
A "dastardly, scheming, low-life manager" was the main character in the parable that Trinity United Methodist Church pastor Larry Baird shared in the second week of the Grand Island Ministerium's Lenten Luncheon series.
Happy birthday, Bea!
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 01:20 pm
Beatrice Rose Goodman celebrated her 100th birthday Feb. 27 with her friends at Elderwood of Grand Island.
Obit: Marjorie M. McGarvey
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 12:50 pm
Marjorie M. McGarvey passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at St. Joseph's of the Pines Health Center, Southern Pines, North Carolina.
Audiologist Alan Geldin retires
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 12:45 pm
Niagara Falls area audiologist Alan M. Geldin describes his career as "so the hard of hearing may hear and the children can speak."
Island Conservative Party seeks candidates
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 07:35 pm
The Rev. Kevin Backus, chairman of the Conservative Committee of Grand Island, announced his party is now accepting requests from individuals interested in running for an elected position this fall.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: World Day of Prayer March 6
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 11:55 am
The Grand Island Ministerium will host a World Day of Prayer event at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church.
Happy retirement, Jean
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 11:55 am
Elderwood at Grand Island celebrated the retirement of longtime employee Jean Peters Friday.
Before the Bridges: A farmer's daughter - a good life on the Island
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 11:55 am
My grandfather Forsythe bought our family farm in May 1888; it consisted of over 1/2 mile of riverfront and acres and acres in the back.
Conservatives host leadership celebration
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 11:55 am
The Conservative Committee of Grand Island presented the Conservative Leadership Celebration Feb. 5 at Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks.
Island GOP seeks applicants
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 04:10 pm
The Grand Island Republican Committee is seeking applicants (two Town Council seats, justice, clerk and supervisor - a total of five expiring seats). Participants would run in the November election.
Martin's Fantasy Island to debut two new rides
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 02:45 pm
Martin's Fantasy Island has announced a $1 million expansion, with a brand-new ride and a new version of a classic to be ready for the 2015 season.
Why license your dog?
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:50 am
The Grand Island town clerk's office reports that, under New York State Agriculture and Markets Law, Article 7, it is mandatory for all dogs over the age of four months to be licensed and have current rabies shots in the state of New York.