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Grand Island man arrested on burglary charges after terrorizing woman
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:45 pm
Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard has announced the arrest and arraignment of a Grand Island man who detectives say terrorized an elderly Grand Island woman on East River Road.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Damage limited in Island kitchen fire
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:40 pm
Shortly before 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters responded to a call of smoke in a residence, which was discovered by the Love Road occupant who had returned home from a shopping trip.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: New York State Sheriff's Week celebrated
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:35 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office celebrated New York State Sheriff's Week by inviting the media and local elected town and county officials to participate in several specialized services provided by the Erie County Sheriff's Office.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Youth Ambassador program approaches 18th year
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:35 pm
The Grand Island Youth Ambassador program was established 18 years ago to promote interaction and goodwill between the business community and students, and also to bring awareness of the economic development of Grand Island to youth of the community.
Town Board issues proclamation for CROP Walk
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:30 pm
At its meeting in Town Hall on Monday, the Grand Island Town Board urged its residents to support a local organization celebrating a milestone this year.
Above and Beyond: 'Two Ways Out' may save your life
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:25 pm
This year's fire prevention and life safety theme is "Have Two Ways Out" when you are faced with a fire emergency at home, work or school. This message will be given to Grand Island elementary school students by firefighter teams during the week of Oct. 8 through 12, according to Assistant Chief Mark Sadkowski of the Grand Island Fire Co.
Mural work is artist's 'Thank you' to Grand Island
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:25 pm
Terry Klaaren lived on Grand Island for only three years, but his time here was an integral part of his life.
Enter to win NFP's pumpkin-carving contest
Thu, Oct 4th 2012 03:20 pm
October is the time of year when children and families artfully decorate pumpkins, and display these works for friends and neighbors. Now, your most decorative, scariest, funniest or craziest pumpkin designs can win you one of three great prizes in the Niagara Frontier Publications pumpkin-carving contest.
'Like' us on Facebook and you can win a $50 gift certificate to Casa Antica
Thu, Oct 4th 2012 03:20 pm
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State Parks announce waterfowl blind drawings
Wed, Oct 3rd 2012 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that lottery drawings for the first half of waterfowl hunting season at Beaver Island State Park, Strawberry Island and the West River Parkway have been scheduled.
Higgins, Hochul announce funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Tue, Oct 2nd 2012 05:55 pm
On Tuesday, representatives Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Kathy Hochul (NY-26) announced $1.4 million in Environmental Protection Agency grants awarded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Recipients such as the Research Foundation of SUNY-Buffalo State College will use the funds to address invasive species in New York state.
Beaver Island Golf Course specials continue for fall
Tue, Oct 2nd 2012 04:35 pm
It's not too late to play the most natural course around at Beaver Island State Park ... and get a great deal.
Island spruced up by Shoreline Sweep
Sat, Sep 29th 2012 07:00 am
Seventeen Grand Island volunteers gathered at the Riverside-Salem Environmental Chapel on a rainy morning last Saturday, Sept. 22, to participate in the Buffalo-Niagara Riverkeeper's annual Shoreline Sweep.
Mmmm! Island Presbyterian barbecue chicken
Sat, Sep 29th 2012 07:00 am
With its first chicken barbecue fundraiser last Saturday, Island Presbyterian Church hoped to provide not just tasty Krolick's chicken, but food for the soul too.
Open house highlights 50 years of GI Historical Society
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 08:00 pm
An open house on Sunday at River Lea, home of the Grand Island Historical Society, included fashions from the '60s (that's 1960s), when the society was born.
Can You Help?: Jim McQuestion
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 08:00 pm
A fundraiser to benefit Jim McQuestion will take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249, 2121 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island.
Vikings remain undefeated with 24-6 road win
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 08:00 pm
Grand Island passed its first road test of the football season last Friday with a 24-6 win over Huch Tech at All-High Stadium in Buffalo.
Mural, Taste of Grand Island both coming into form
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 07:00 pm
Artist Terry Klaaren said he's going to use "all the tricks of the trade" that he's learned in 40 years as a professional muralist to complete the Grand Island Mural Project.
Madigan campaign headquarters feature of Higgins' grant announcement
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 07:00 pm
Congressional candidate Mike Madigan of Grand Island said he is pleased to hear his opponent "has suddenly announced the granting of approximately $1 million in federal money" to the neighborhood surrounding Madigan's campaign headquarters.
Healing Mass offered
Tue, Sep 25th 2012 12:40 pm
A healing Mass in honor of St. Peregrine, the patron saint of cancer, will take place on Monday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen R.C. Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island.
Taylor Kaufman earns world trapshooting title
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 09:00 pm
Just three years after picking up a gun, Grand Island's Taylor Kaufman is a trapshooting world champion.
Grand Island: Holiday Inn up for auction Oct. 24
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 09:00 pm
Blackbird Asset Services has announced the bank-owned hotel auction of the waterfront Holiday Inn Grand Island on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m.
Murphy presents program on family violence
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 09:00 pm
On Wednesday, Sept. 12, the Grand Island Rotary hosted ex-Channel 7 reporter and Orchard Park Town Supervisor Mary Travers Murphy for an impassioned talk on the consequences of family violence and ways to help its victims.
St. Stephen Parish to host Fall Festival
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 09:00 pm
St. Stephen R.C. Church Parish's 150th anniversary Fall Festival and Farmers Market will take place Friday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vikings improve to 3-0 with decisive Homecoming victory
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 09:00 pm
The student section stormed the football field after Grand Island's 31-14 victory over Starpoint on Homecoming.
Grisanti, Amodeo win major party primaries
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 08:35 pm
Mike Amodeo and Mark Grisanti won their primary elections last Thursday for the New York State Senate's 60th District, which includes Grand Island.
Vikings go 2-0 after manhandling NT, 35-21
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:15 pm
After having an admittedly bad week on practice field Monday through Friday, the Grand Island Vikings had a good afternoon Saturday in beating North Tonawanda 35-21 at Masters Field.
Buffalo Sabres, past and present, visit Island for Miracle League game
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:10 pm
Marcus Foligno of the Buffalo Sabres signs an autograph on the shirt of Miracle League ballplayer Ian Cameron during a night game at the Miracle League Field in Veterans Park Wednesday. (photo by Larry Austin)
Grand Island Board of Education: Board decides on transportation center option
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:00 pm
Monday evening, the Grand Island Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to begin the process for building a new transportation center (bus garage) on Baseline Road behind Charlotte Sidway School.
Town of Grand Island: Vietnam vets to be honored
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:00 pm
The Town of Grand Island will honor veterans of past military campaigns during its annual Veterans Day program. This year, the town will honor its Vietnam veterans.
GIHS goes all out for Spirit Week
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:00 pm
Grand Island High School has moved well beyond just a fire and a football game for its homecoming.
Island hospitality keeps boaters coming back
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:00 pm
Gerald Bergdorf has the gift of gab, a trait that comes with his job selling home appliances.
Sudden gust topples tree across East River Road
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 10:55 pm
Saturday just after 9 a.m., a sudden gust of wind that one resident estimated at 60 mph toppled a tree across East River Road, blocking the roadway.
Sept. 11 anniversary ceremony held at VFW
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 10:55 pm
The Island held its 11th annual Patriot Day ceremony Tuesday at the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249.
Meet the Teacher Day held at Jack & Jill
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 10:55 pm
Meet the Teacher Day on Sept. 7 drew children to Jack and Jill Preschool 3s class.
Ceretto endorsed by Conservative Party of New York
Wed, Sep 12th 2012 01:30 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto has announced the Conservative Party of New York endorsed him. This gives Ceretto the backing of the Republican, Independence and Conservative parties.
Giuliani endorses Grisanti for State Senate
Tue, Sep 11th 2012 03:50 pm
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has endorsed the re-election bid of Western New York State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, the Grisanti campaign announced Tuesday.
GNBC hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Tue, Sep 11th 2012 07:00 am
The start of the school year marks the beginning of rehearsals for the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's presentation of "The Nutcracker." The family-oriented holiday production showcases dancers and character performers under the direction of artistic director Beverley Feder, FISTD.
Business Council releases 2012 Voters' Guide
Mon, Sep 10th 2012 07:00 am
The Business Council of New York State Inc. has released its 2012 Voters' Guide, which measures New York State legislators' commitment to promoting fiscal reform and improving the state's economic climate by scoring their votes on key legislation during the 2012 session.