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Above and Beyond: GIFC's EMS program bolstered by recruitment, training
Fri, Aug 19th 2011 09:20 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. Chief Kevin Koch reports that the GIFC has reached a record number of qualified basic live support and advanced life support providers as a result of vigorous recruitment and training policies.
See Grand Island from your bike
Thu, Aug 11th 2011 09:10 am
Cyclists are invited to take part in The Ride Grand Island, a biking fundraiser that takes participants on a scenic tour of the Island while raising funds for cancer research and patient support programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Paddles Up Niagara draws more than 200
Fri, Aug 5th 2011 11:55 pm
There were 210 boats with 243 paddlers at this year's sixth annual Paddles Up Niagara, a paddlesport event at Beaver Island State Park.
Above and Beyond: Firefighters recognized for special contributions
Fri, Aug 5th 2011 03:30 pm
Several Grand Island firefighters were recently recognized for a lifetime of significant community service accomplishments during a Saturday evening event at Grand Island Fire Co. headquarters.
DAV Mobile Service Office to visit VFW
Fri, Aug 5th 2011 03:30 pm
The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will stop at the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Post No. 9249 Veterans of Foreign Wars parking lot, 2121 Grand Island Blvd., on Monday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Power to be shut down temporarily at Kaegebein
Fri, Aug 5th 2011 03:30 pm
On Monday, Aug. 22, the power to Kaegebein Elementary School will be shut off to allow for repairs to an insulator on a power pole outside the building.
Strides for Stewart supports Miracle League efforts
Sat, Jul 30th 2011 12:20 am
Amy Stewart visited Tuesday's Town Commons concert series to help support the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York's effort to raise money for an adaptive baseball diamond in Veterans Park for ballplayers with disabilities.
District looking for volunteers for facility committee
Sat, Jul 30th 2011 12:15 am
At its Monday evening meeting, the Grand Island Board of Education discussed the composition of the capital project planning committee.
Knights of Columbus support Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 30th 2011 12:15 am
This year, the Grand Island Lions Club's Special Kids Picnic entertained more than 800 kids and their chaperones to a day of food and fun, including boat rides, pony rides, face painting, music, hot dogs and hamburgers. The Lions rely on donations from the community to fund this event.
Grand Island Board of Education: 'Not now' for school grade reconfiguration
Sat, Jul 30th 2011 12:10 am
Building reconfiguration of elementary school grade levels is off the table for now as the Grand Island Central School District continues work on a possible capital construction project.
Fri, Jul 22nd 2011 11:00 pm
Fuccillo Chevrolet added another assist to its stat sheet of corporate good will.
Grisanti, Ceretto question USA Niagara Development Corp. jurisdiction
Thu, Jul 21st 2011 09:40 am
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti and Assemblyman John Ceretto wrote a letter to seek clarification as to whether or not the directors of the USA Niagara Development Corporation have the jurisdiction in their bylaws to increase the size of their footprint within Niagara Falls.
Mmmm! Barbecue chicken!
Mon, Jul 18th 2011 04:00 pm
People in the News
Mon, Jul 18th 2011 04:00 pm
Happy birthday, Fantasy Island!
Mon, Jul 18th 2011 09:25 am
It was altogether fitting that Martin DiPietro needed a microphone and speaker for his comments at Saturday's birthday party marking the founding of Fantasy Island in 1961. Without an amplifier, no one would have heard the owner of the amusement park on Grand Island Boulevard above the screams and laughs of patrons on his midway.
Miracle League car coming to an event near you
Mon, Jul 18th 2011 09:20 am
Marla Crawford, volunteer coordinator for the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York, and her husband, Dick, of Grand Island, visited the recent Island Happenings event in the Grand Island Town Commons and offered Islanders the opportunity to buy $10 raffle tickets for a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo.
New board develops new outlook
Sat, Jul 16th 2011 04:40 pm
With the swearing-in of new officers Monday evening, the Grand Island Board of Education has taken on a different look and personality. District Clerk Janet Schuster administered oaths of office to David Goris as president and Tak Nobumoto as vice president.
Children raise money for GI Autism Support Group
Fri, Jul 15th 2011 04:45 pm
Melissa Ueblacker would be so proud of her niece and nephew.
St. Timothy Lutheran Child Care Center
Fri, Jul 15th 2011 04:45 pm
Children and staff at St. Timothy Lutheran Child Care Center celebrated American's independence with a patriotic parade on July 1. (photo by Larry Austin)
Road work begins on boulevard
Fri, Jul 15th 2011 04:40 pm
Closure of Grand Island Boulevard began Monday as part of a New York State Department of Transportation project to replace a culvert just north of Whitehaven Road. Work began in front of Town Hall on Grand Island Boulevard.
Grisanti to co-sponsor legislation for Caylee's Law
Wed, Jul 13th 2011 09:05 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti announced this week that he is co-sponsoring legislation to create Caylee's Law. The bill would make it a felony for a parent or legal guardian to fail to timely report a missing child, in cases where the parent knew or should have known that the child was possibly in danger.
Island native plans 400-mile fundraising walk
Fri, Jul 8th 2011 09:15 pm
Grand Island native Matthew Mondoux rode in a convertible in Monday's Independence Day parade, but the journey of his life begins Sunday when he walks 400 miles to New York City to raise money for Columbia University's ALS Research Center.
Fantasy Island to celebrate 50th year Saturday
Fri, Jul 8th 2011 09:15 pm
On Saturday, July 9, Martin's Fantasy Island will hold a special "50th birthday" celebration to mark the park's 50th year.
Fourth of July fireworks, celebrations abound
Sat, Jul 2nd 2011 06:30 am
Fireworks and fun festivities will be held Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4.

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