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GIFC battles fatal fire
Mon, Mar 7th 2011 04:20 pm
Shortly before 8 a.m. this morning, Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters responded to a structure fire at 3998 East River Road, which had been reported by a neighbor.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizen of the Year Awards platinum sponsors recognized
Mon, Mar 7th 2011 02:15 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced that Fuccillo Chevrolet, the Grand Island Holiday Inn Resort and Conference Center, and Niagara Frontier Publications have signed on as platinum sponsors for the 45th annual Citizen of the Year Awards event.
Grand Island C of C: KeyBank, Life Technologies, HSBC Bank gold sponsors of Citizen of the Year Award
Fri, Mar 4th 2011 03:00 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced that KeyBank, Life Technologies, and HSBC Bank have signed on as gold sponsors for the 45th annual Citizen of the Year Award banquet.
Rotary/PTSA Students of the Month
Mon, Feb 28th 2011 05:45 pm
The Grand Island Rotary Club will host Rotary/PTSA Students of the Month at an awards dinner April 29.
Women of the Moose support Miracle League
Fri, Feb 25th 2011 02:30 pm
The Women of the Moose on behalf of the Grand Island Moose Lodge No. 180 recently purchased a "brick" for The Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York, and have issued a challenge to other community groups to raise money for the Miracle League by hosting some kind of fundraiser.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Konopski, McMahon named to posts
Fri, Feb 25th 2011 02:25 pm
Carolyn Konopski was recently named the new administrative director for the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and Kim McMahon has been name the chamber's new benefits administrator.
Schumer announces bill to protect toll discounts
Fri, Feb 25th 2011 02:00 pm
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has re-introduced federal legislation that would forever protect toll discount programs such as those for Grand Island residents.
Vikings finish season on positive note
Fri, Feb 25th 2011 02:00 pm
The Section VI playoffs brought out the best in the Grand Island boys basketball team as the Vikings won their first home game of the season with a dramatic late rally.
Beerhats great fit for Grand Island company
Sat, Feb 5th 2011 01:00 pm
You could say that Pete Montana came up with the idea off the top of his head.
Grand Island High School: Music department produces 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'
Tue, Feb 1st 2011 11:35 am
This year's spring musical comedy at Grand Island High School is heavy on the laughs.
NCCC selects Cannon Design for work on Culinary Institute & Hospitality and Tourism Center
Tue, Feb 1st 2011 11:00 am
Niagara County Community College President James P. Klyczek announced Jan. 19 the selection of Cannon Design for architectural and engineering services for the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute and Hospitality and Tourism Center.
Minor damage reported following dining room fire on Schwegler Road
Tue, Feb 1st 2011 11:00 am
Shortly before 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, Grand Island firefighters responded to a report of fire and heavy smoke inside a Schwegler Road home. Smoke detectors reportedly alerted two family members, who rushed downstairs to the first floor where they discovered a dining room table engulfed in flames.
GI Snowmobile Club rides for Ronald McDonald House
Tue, Feb 1st 2011 11:00 am
Tonawanda's Winterfest Weekend at Lincoln Park and the Ronald McDonald House got an extra lift on Sunday, Jan. 16, while kids also got a lift on snowmobiles provided by the Grand Island Snowmobile Club.
Grand Island Board of Education: Trustees receive early budget numbers
Tue, Feb 1st 2011 11:00 am
The budget process for Grand Island schools began in earnest Monday evening at the Board of Education meeting.
Grisanti Island office opens
Mon, Jan 31st 2011 04:00 pm
Freshman State Sen. Mark Grisanti has established a Grand Island field office.
Collins pushing for opt-out legislation, receives support from state legislators
Mon, Jan 31st 2011 04:00 pm
Local members of the New York State Legislature have joined Erie County Executive Chris Collins to support legislation that would give local governments some control over Medicaid spending.
New York State Parks announces boat slip lottery
Mon, Jan 31st 2011 03:40 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced applications for the lottery to establish a waiting list for 2011 seasonal slips at Big Six Mile Creek Marina and Beaver Island Marina are now available.
Grand Island High School: Viking Vision passes milestone
Fri, Jan 28th 2011 04:30 pm
Viking Vision, Grand Island High School's version of Headline News, passed a milestone last week with the airing of its 100th newscast in its first full school year of operation.
Grisanti supports bill to encourage 'transition decorum'
Fri, Jan 28th 2011 04:00 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-60th District, and New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-138th District, last week voiced their support of the introduction of legislation by New York State Assemblyman Philip Boyle, 8th District, that calls for the creation of a bill that would make it a misdemeanor for any elected official to destroy public documents.
Conservative officers meet
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 04:00 pm
The newest slate of officers and members of the Grand Island Conservative Party recently met to plan for 2011.
Island Conservatives to host Grisanti
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 04:00 pm
The Grand Island Conservative Party invites all residents of Grand Island to an evening with State Sen. Mark Grisanti at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 E. River Road, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27.
Buffalo Sabres Alumni help support Miracle League of Grand Island & WNY
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 04:00 pm
The Miracle League of Grand Island & WNY would like to thank Larry and Jayne Playfair for giving us the opportunity to sell the 50/50 raffle tickets at the World Junior Games at HSBC Arena on Dec. 26 and 31.
GIAA plans Comedy Night
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 04:00 pm
The Grand Island Alumni Association will host its fourth annual Comedy Night on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Holiday Inn Grand Island.
Above and Beyond: Fire chief reminds drivers of new Move Over Law
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 01:00 pm
Grand Island Fire Chief Kevin Koch reminds residents that the new vehicular and traffic legislation, effective Jan. 1, requires drivers to move over for "stopped, parked or standing" emergency vehicles.
Agreement reached to create new Gateway Center
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 01:00 pm
An agreement reached this week begins a process of turning a longtime Island eyesore into a gateway.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life kicks off for 2011
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 01:00 pm
Grand Island's Relay For Life committee rolled out a red carpet in kicking off the 2011 edition of the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser. The Island also discovered a new star in its honorary survivor.
A volunteer opportunity with direct impact
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 01:00 pm
If you're looking for a volunteer experience where you can have a direct impact on the quality of life for elderly people living in long term care facilities, consider becoming a Niagara County ombudsman.
Grand Island Board of Education: Trustees receive building condition report
Wed, Jan 19th 2011 12:35 pm
At the Monday evening meeting of the Grand Island Board of Education, Superintendent Robert Christmann announced that official discussions for the 2011-12 school budget will begin at the next board meeting later in January.
Welcome to the news biz
Wed, Jan 19th 2011 12:00 pm
Above and Beyond: GIFC holds installation
Fri, Jan 14th 2011 12:00 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick administered the oath of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 8, at fire headquarters. Both firematic and administra­tive officers were sworn to uphold their future community protection duties.
Free throw competition set for Jan. 15
Fri, Jan 7th 2011 02:25 pm
The gymnasium at St. Stephen School is reserved for the local/Council 4752 championship, the first level of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship, on Saturday, Jan. 15.
Above and Beyond: Kitchen fires increasing challenge for GI firefighters
Fri, Jan 7th 2011 02:00 pm
According to the National Fire Protection Association Division of Fire Analysis and Research, 40 percent of all home structure fires and 36 percent of occupant injuries are caused by cooking equipment. In addition, 59 percent of those injured tried to put out the fire themselves. Grand Island Fire Co. Chief Kevin Koch and his Grand Island firefighters are well aware of these life-threatening complications when handling these particular fire situations.
At long last: Mighty Taco opens Island location
Fri, Jan 7th 2011 02:00 pm
Mighty Taco officials said the local restaurant chain didn't choose to open its newest location on Grand Island. "Grand Island chose us," explained Russ Jasulevich, chief operating officer of Mighty Taco.
Grisanti to open 'Listening Tour' on GI
Fri, Jan 7th 2011 02:00 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti will hold his first-ever "Listening Tour" beginning on Grand Island next Thursday, Jan. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Grand Island Knights of Columbus hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road.

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