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Grand Island Town Board: Dlugokinski, Sosnowski receive proclamations
Mon, Jul 9th 2012 07:15 am
Grand Island resident and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent Christopher J. Dlugokinski was recognized for his part in courageous rescue efforts undertaken on July 19, 2011.
Dozens hit links to support Austin Against Autism tourney
Mon, Jul 9th 2012 07:00 am
More than 100 golfers teed off at River Oaks Golf Club to support an Island boy with autism.
Grand Island School and Business Alliance: First-ever GISBA golf outing a success
Mon, Jul 9th 2012 07:00 am
Golfers from in and around Grand Island came out on Monday, June 25, for the first-ever Grand Island School Business Alliance Golf Outing at River Oaks Golf Course.
Kaegebein Elementary School Students support Bags of Love
Mon, Jul 9th 2012 07:00 am
Patients who are receiving home health care from Hospice of Buffalo and Erie County received a special surprise with their pharmacy delivery over the Fourth of July holiday, thanks to the faculty and students at Kaegebein Elementary School.
Islander takes part in first pitch at Bisons game
Sat, Jul 7th 2012 09:00 am
On June 26 at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, Chuck Thore of Harvey Road was the honorary PALS member (Person with ALS) at a Buffalo Bisons game, and got to throw out the first pitch of the game with the assistance of his wife Kristen, and step-daughter Sarah Brand.
Carter, Putt win Bessel Independence Day Run
Fri, Jul 6th 2012 02:00 pm
Grand Island's Dick Bessel Independence Day road race set another record for participation, race director Jim Masiello told runners at the starting line.
Last Garden Tour July 14
Fri, Jul 6th 2012 12:05 pm
The Historic Trinity Committee will hold the ninth and final Garden Tour on Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting at Historic Trinity Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road.
Eagle Park disaster remembered
Fri, Jul 6th 2012 11:50 am
One of the darkest days in Grand Island history was remembered Sunday during a ceremony along the West River. June 23 marked the 100th anniversary of the Eagle Park Resort pier collapse, which took the lives of 39 people.
'Paddles Up' coming up
Mon, Jul 2nd 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announces the seventh annual "Paddles Up Niagara" will take place along the southeastern shores of Grand Island on Saturday, July 28.
Cuomo: Air conditioners available for low-income New Yorkers with serious medical conditions
Sat, Jun 30th 2012 07:00 am
Annual cooling initiative, directed by homes and community renewal, offers relief for vulnerable new yorkers during heat wave.
More than 100 children invade Town Commons for KidBiz
Fri, Jun 29th 2012 09:05 pm
Scores of Island children took over the Town Commons Saturday in the 16th annual display of youth capitalism.
Grand Island singers open big concerts in July, August
Fri, Jun 29th 2012 08:00 pm
David Nolf and Stacy Clark, Two talented Grand Island-native musicians, will open for major artists performing in the Niagara County area in coming weeks.
Grand Island Board of Education: Baseline residents comment on transportation center proposal
Fri, Jun 29th 2012 06:00 pm
Fifteen Baseline Road residents gathered with the Grand Island Board of Education, school officials and project designers in the fitness room at Charlotte Sidway School Tuesday evening to voice opinions about the proposed transportation facility (bus garage) to be located behind the school.
Grand Island Fire in the Sky 2012
Fri, Jun 29th 2012 06:00 pm
Come celebrate July 4th by enjoying one of the largest aerial fireworks displays in Western New York. This year's display is scheduled for dusk on Wednesday, July 4, at Martin's Fantasy Island.
Sheriffs introduce Yellow Dot program
Fri, Jun 29th 2012 06:00 pm
County sheriffs across New York are part of a statewide effort helping to introduce the Yellow Dot program initiative to citizens of their respective counties in an effort to better serve and protect them.
GIHS holds 47th annual commencement
Fri, Jun 29th 2012 05:50 pm
The Grand Island High School Class of 2012 heard Sunday that graduating isn't the end of the learning process.
St. Stephen plans two fundraisers
Tue, Jun 26th 2012 07:00 am
St. Stephen R.C. Church on Grand Island will hold its annual rummage sale with jewelry, clothes, household items, electronic gadgets, furniture and books for purchase.
Grand Island Town Board: Verizon cell site resurfaces
Sat, Jun 23rd 2012 07:00 am
The Verizon Wireless Sandy Beach cell site issue is back.
Island Happenings is June 23
Sat, Jun 23rd 2012 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Island Happenings - KidBiz and Business Expo Event will be held on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lawn of the Town Commons.
Village Open golf tourney set for June 28
Sat, Jun 23rd 2012 07:00 am
The Village Open golf tournament, a highlight of the golf season, is planned for Thursday, June 28.
Free vessel safety check offered by USCGA
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 05:20 pm
A vessel safety check, a complementary safety inspection of a recreational boat conducted by a trained and certified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or U.S. Power Squadron vessel examiner, ensures vessels meet federal safety standards.
Lawn Mower Races becoming 'great Grand Island community event'
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 05:15 pm
Sunday's Father's Day Lawn Mower Races on West River raised thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.
Miracle League receives 'Key' support
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 05:15 pm
KeyBank Foundation, and KeyBank of Grand Island presented the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York $10,000.
People in the News
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 05:10 pm
The Kaegebein PTA recently recognized two of its members with the PTA Honorary Lifetime Membership award, Mary Haggerty and Tracy Melisz. In addition, Kathy Chadwick, pictured, was the recipient of the PTA Distinguished Service Award.
'Miles for Smiles' wine tasting event scheduled
Mon, Jun 18th 2012 07:00 am
"Miles for Smiles' " ninth annual wine tasting event is slated for Monday, July 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rich's Atrium in Buffalo.
Father's Day with the lawn mowers
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 02:05 am
It's Father's Day on Sunday. Celebrate! Don't mow the lawn, instead rev that motor over to West River Parkway, between Long Road and Sunset Drive, for the Grand Island Lawn Mower Races and Classic Car Show.
Beaver Island cleanup
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 02:00 am
Viridian and the Alliance for the Great Lakes are working to clean Beaver Island State Park.
GI Parks, Recreation sponsoring fishing contest
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 01:55 am
Grand Island Parks and Recreation Department announces its sponsorship of a fishing contest, open to the public taking place Saturday, June 23, at Fisherman's Landing.
Above and Beyond: Island home destroyed despite major firefighting effort
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 01:50 am
At 6:16 p.m. on Monday, June 11, Grand Island firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at the home of Jeremy and Elizabeth Lange, after multiple calls for GIFC assistance.

Fire Chief Kevin Koch reported that the fire spread so quickly that the entire unattached garage was totally engulfed in flames when the first engine arrived on location within three minutes. Engines, Nos. 3, 4, and 5 and Ladder Truck No. 6 commenced a sustained interior and exterior attack on the house, but fire suppression crews encountered difficulty in keeping pace with the fire, which had penetrated the attic loft area directly beneath the roof of the house.

Wing Fest to benefit Relay For Life
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 01:50 am
As tabulations continue to come in from last weekend's Grand Island Relay For Life, organizers report that Islanders with a taste for wings have yet another opportunity to help out.
Wallenda wins
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 12:55 am
Friday night, with the eyes of the world watching, daredevil Nik Wallenda successfully walked a high wire across Niagara Falls. Wallenda began his trek from Niagara Falls, N.Y., at about 10:15 p.m., and finished about 10:45 p.m. in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Grisanti bill provides green development home tax credit exemption
Wed, Jun 13th 2012 08:55 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-60th, announced Tuesday the Senate has passed bill S.6664, which authorizes a real property tax exemption of 35 percent for a period of no longer than 20 years for homes that are certified green by either being LEED-ND certified or by the National Association of Home Builders.
Alternatives to Grand Island EZPass Walk-In Center closing
Tue, Jun 12th 2012 09:00 am
In the aftermath of the Grand Island EZPass Walk-In Center closing on June 8, Grand Island residents, who need to utilize cash to make payments on their EZPass accounts, have the option of physically going to the New York State Thruway Authority office.
GI Professional Women to install officers
Mon, Jun 11th 2012 07:00 am
Officers for 2012-13 for Grand Island Professional Women's Chapter, New York State Women Inc., will be installed at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 21, in Four Points by Sheraton, Buffalo Avenue in Niagara Falls. Susan Mager, resident of New York State Women, will install chapter officers.
Catch David Nolf Band at Rapids Theatre
Mon, Jun 11th 2012 07:00 am
The David Nolf Band opens for The Audition and Marianas Trench on Wednesday, June 13, at The Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. event.
Children helping children at Huth Road
Fri, Jun 8th 2012 02:55 pm
Mrs. Percival's third grade class at Huth Road Elementary School recently created nine fleece blankets for Project Linus as an end of the year community service project.
GI Relay For Life hopes to hit $1 million mark this weekend
Fri, Jun 8th 2012 07:00 am
Relay For Life of Grand Island is set to take place this weekend at Grand Island High School. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8, and continue through the night until 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9.

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Grand Island Relay For Life. The theme of the 2012 Relay For Life is "A Million Steps of Hope" with Relay organizers aiming to hit the one million dollar mark this year, which will be quite the accomplishment.