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'Mind Warp' opens at Martin's Fantasy Island
Fri, May 27th 2011 01:55 pm
In celebration of Fantasy Island's 50th year, Martin's Fantasy Island on Grand Island opens a brand-new thrill ride on Memorial Day weekend. Called the "Mind Warp," the ride is the first of its kind in North America, and one of only five in the world.
Hochul headed to Congress
Wed, May 25th 2011 01:00 pm
Democrat Kathy Hochul defeated Republican Assemblywoman Jane Corwin by an unofficial 47 percent to 43 percent of the vote in the special election Tuesday for the 26th Congressional District.
People in the News
Sun, May 22nd 2011 03:00 pm
The Grand Island Town Board set aside May 13, 2011, as Winifred R. Zarbo Day throughout the Town of Grand Island in recognition of Zarbo's 90th birthday.
Fuccillo Auto Mall holds May event
Fri, May 13th 2011 03:00 pm
The Fuccillo Auto Mall continues its huge push to sell 500 vehicles in the month of May.
Wojtaszek-Gariano nominated by Sen. Grisanti as a 'Woman of Distinction'
Mon, May 9th 2011 11:40 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, today nominated Kathleen Wojtaszek-Gariano of Niagara Falls as a New York state "Woman of Distinction."
Ride For Roswell kicks off 16th season
Fri, May 6th 2011 04:15 pm
The 2011 Ride For Roswell, Western New York's largest one-day cycling event, will take place June 25. The event supports cancer research and patient care at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Students welcomed at River Lea
Fri, May 6th 2011 04:05 pm
For the last 15 years, fourth-graders at Island schools have made field trips to historic River Lea to learn about daily life in the 19th century. The tours are provided by the Grand Island Historical Society, headquartered at River Lea.
Beach House rumors true
Thu, May 5th 2011 02:45 pm
My employer, who is well versed on The Beach House, East River Road's home-shaped diner, gave me the heads-up last week when I told him I was having dinner at the restaurant. He said prepare to wait, and enjoy the free drink.
Niagara University student Earns Best Paper Award from National Political Science Honor Society
Mon, May 2nd 2011 12:15 pm
Jamison R. Crawford, a Niagara University senior from Grand Island, was recently notified that a paper he presented at the 19th annual Illinois State University Conference for Students of Political Science on April 8 has been selected for a Best Paper Award by Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. As a result, Jamison's paper, one of only four undergraduate submissions chosen, will be published in the fall 2011 issue of Critique, a worldwide student journal of politics.
Sabres Miracle League Field has groundbreaking ceremony
Wed, Apr 27th 2011 10:15 am
Matt Chorey lives near Veterans Park and is waiting for the day when he can have the chance to play baseball just like every other child on the Island.
No New Teachers for IB Program
Wed, Apr 20th 2011 03:10 pm
At the Monday evening meeting of the Grand Island Board of Education, trustees reviewed the $51,859,079 proposed budget for the 2011-12 school year. The budget, with its estimated tax increase of 1.7 percent, will go to public vote on Tuesday, May 17.
Miracle League season set to begin
Wed, Apr 20th 2011 03:00 pm
The Miracle League began in the 1990s in Georgia as a baseball league for children with disabilities. The kids play on accessible fields and have special rules. The league now serves 200,000 children and young adults in 250 affiliate organizations throughout the world.
Golf back in swing at Beaver Island State Park course
Thu, Apr 14th 2011 12:45 am
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey has announced that the golf course at Beaver Island State Park will open for the season on April 21.
Grand Island Board of Education: Budget approved with estimated tax increase of 1.7%
Fri, Apr 8th 2011 04:00 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education unanimously approved the 2011-12 school budget proposal in the amount of $51,859,079 after many weeks of cost-cutting angst from a revenue-scarce New York state budget.
NYPA trustees approve hydropower allocation for APP Pharmaceuticals
Fri, Apr 8th 2011 04:00 pm
The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees on April 4 awarded an allocation of low-cost hydropower to APP Pharmaceutical of Staley Road on Grand Island.
Grand Island C of C: Ostrom Enterprises named bronze sponsor of Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Apr 8th 2011 04:00 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced Derek Ostrom of Ostrom Enterprises, residential and commercial leasing and sales, has signed on as a bronze sponsor for the 45th annual Citizen of the Year awards.
Chasing Static CD release party
Sat, Apr 2nd 2011 12:10 am
Chasing Static hosts a CD release party Saturday, April 2, at DBGB's on Allen Street in Buffalo.
Grand Island Board of Education: Public speaks out on cuts
Fri, Apr 1st 2011 02:00 pm
With one week to go before the proposed 2011-12 Grand Island school budget is voted on by the Board of Education, trustees faced many comments from the public during Monday's evening meeting in the Middle School Little Theater.
Bradford, Kanaley honored with Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Apr 1st 2011 02:00 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced the Citizen of the Year award recipients, including two profiled in the Island Dispatch: Civic award recipient Dr. Sherry Bradford, and Businessperson recipient Thomas J. Kanaley, general manager for Fuccillo Chevrolet
Grand Island C of C: Citizen of the Year recipients named
Mon, Mar 28th 2011 03:55 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced the Citizen of the Year award recipients.
Miracle League heading for home
Fri, Mar 25th 2011 04:00 pm
The Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York is one step closer to home following recent fundraisers.
Macroscopic DeBroglians cash in at Corporate Bowl
Fri, Mar 25th 2011 03:55 pm
A last-minute decision to put a Corporate Bowl team together turned into a $3,000 profit for four Grand Island High School students.
Grand Island Corporate Bowl results
Fri, Mar 18th 2011 03:00 pm
Nine preliminary round matches were held Tuesday night in the 2011 Grand Island Corporate Bowl.
Grand Island C of C: Tops, Toshiba Business Solutions silver sponsors
Fri, Mar 18th 2011 03:00 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced that Tops Markets and Toshiba Business Solutions have signed on as silver sponsors for the 45th annual Citizen of the Year award banquet.
Grand Island C of C: Russell's Restaurant, Salvatore's Grand Hotel named platinum sponsors of Citizen of the Year
Fri, Mar 11th 2011 03:00 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced that Russell's Restaurant and Salvatore's Grand Hotel is a platinum sponsor for the 45th annual Citizen of the Year award banquet.
$6K up for grabs at Corporate Bowl
Fri, Mar 11th 2011 03:00 pm
The Grand Island Central School District, in cooperation with the Grand Island School and Business Alliance will present the 13th annual Corporate Bowl March 15 and 22.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Bronze sponsors named
Fri, Mar 11th 2011 03:00 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced the bronze sponsors for the 45th annual Citizen of the Year Award.
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.
 


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