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Brusino honored by GIFC
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 10:20 am
Frank Brusino of Grand Island received special recognition for his services.
NFP elections advisory
Mon, Oct 17th 2011 02:35 pm
In keeping with Niagara Frontier Publications' policy of restricting the printing of letters to the editor received two weeks prior to the general election, readers are advised that letters about candidates seeking political office will not be accepted after this week's issues.
St. Martin's holds pet blessing
Mon, Oct 17th 2011 01:35 pm
Dozens of four-legged parishioners visited St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
Cooke running for supervisor
Mon, Oct 17th 2011 01:30 pm
Councilwoman Mary Cooke is running for Grand Island Supervisor because she believes the supervisor's office needs new energy and a clearer focus on the issues important to Grand Island residents.

Maintaining the status quo does not work in today's constantly changing business environment, she said. Leadership means maximizing time and resources to do the work required to make informed decisions.
McMahon signals run for re-election
Mon, Oct 17th 2011 01:30 pm
Town Supervisor Peter McMahon has announced his candidacy for re-election. McMahon is a Grand Island native. He and his 10 brothers and sisters grew up in a new subdivision build by Sears Roebuck on Love Road in 1942. He attended Charlotte Sidway School and Bishop Fallon High School.
Island Presbyterian hosts annual holiday pie sale
Mon, Oct 17th 2011 01:25 pm
America's favorite pies are now available. Just in time for Thanksgiving, the "little old church ladies" at the Island Presbyterian Church on Huth Road are busy baking their famous homemade pies once again.

Their pies are 9-inch, deep pan pies, all made from scratch with hand-rolled crusts. Bakers peel and slice apples, add the spices and top each apple pie with another hand-rolled and crimped crust.
GI Sings for Hope Oct. 17
Sat, Oct 15th 2011 02:55 am
Nineteen months after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Huth Road Elementary School teacher Carol Horrigan is fighting back the best way she knows how: in song.
Island committees to hold 'Meet the Candidates Night' Oct. 20
Sat, Oct 15th 2011 02:25 am
Island political committee chairs say an educated voter is their best constituent.
GI Relay For Life nearing $1 million mark
Sat, Oct 15th 2011 02:25 am
The 2011 Grand Island Relay raised $124,000.
McMahon proposes 2012 town budget
Sat, Oct 15th 2011 02:20 am
Town Supervisor Peter McMahon has submitted the 2012 Town of Grand Island budget. According to McMahon, the budget includes modest increases in appropriations or spending. "We were careful in choosing areas where we proposed an increase."
Driver crashes into apartment
Sat, Oct 15th 2011 02:20 am
At 5:23 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, Grand Island firefighters and medics responded to an incident of a car colliding with a structure at 2095 Town Hall Terrace.
Islanders volunteer at Buckhorn for Riverkeepers Cleanup
Mon, Oct 10th 2011 04:00 pm
On Saturday morning, Sept. 24, three friends took time out of their busy lives to volunteer for the Riverkeepers Cleanup event that took place around Western New York.
Above and Beyond: GIFC passes inspection
Mon, Oct 10th 2011 03:10 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. Fire Chief Kevin Koch, along with Grand Island Town Supervisor Peter McMahon, conducted a readiness inspection of Grand Island Fire Co. firefighter/medics on Saturday, Oct. 1, at fire headquarters.
Island CERT leader to receive 2011 Fire Prevention Award
Mon, Oct 10th 2011 03:00 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. Fire Chief Kevin Koch has reported that Islander Frank Brusino will receive a special Grand Island Fire Co. commendation during the upcoming Fire Prevention Open House at fire headquarters on Friday, Oct. 14.
Public hearing set on sex offender residency law
Sat, Oct 8th 2011 07:10 am
The Grand Island Town Board voted Monday to set a public hearing for 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, at Town Hall to consider a of sex offender residency law.
Grand Island Board of Education: Fuccillo makes donation to school club
Sat, Oct 8th 2011 07:00 am
Grand Island High School's Viking Vision news class received a check from the Fuccillo Auto Group at the Monday evening meeting of the Grand Island Board of Education at Charlotte Sidway School.
GICSD: Transportation Department stressing bus safety
Fri, Oct 7th 2011 09:05 pm
Though the Grand Island Central School District has a good record of safety in transporting students to school, "You can never say you're satisfied," Jack Burns, the district's director of transportation, said this week.
Viva Las Vegas de los Knights of Columbus!
Tue, Oct 4th 2011 07:00 am
The Grand Island Knights of Columbus, 1841 Whitehaven Road, will sponsor a chicken dinner and Vegas night on Saturday, Oct. 15, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Neighbors Foundation Holiday Assistance Fund.
Hardwick plans outreach meetings
Fri, Sep 30th 2011 06:35 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, who represents Grand Island, announced on Monday that his office has scheduled four outreach meetings for Oct. 4. These meetings are designed to give residents an opportunity to discuss their concerns and share information from the County Legislature.
'GI Sings for Hope' Oct. 17 at GIHS
Fri, Sep 30th 2011 06:30 pm
Grand Island will turn the spotlight on breast cancer awareness with a benefit concert.
DAV donates to Miracle League
Fri, Sep 30th 2011 06:30 pm
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 168 made a $1,680 donation to the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York last week.
CROP Walk raised $2K for poverty relief
Fri, Sep 30th 2011 06:30 pm
CROP Walk 2011 raised more than $2,000 Sunday for poverty relief efforts.
Grand Island Board of Education: Ransom Road traffic safety still a concern
Fri, Sep 23rd 2011 09:45 pm
Pedestrian and school bus safety on Ransom Road by Grand Island High School and Veronica E. Connor Middle School remains a topic of concern for the Grand Island Board of Education.
Nature trail dedicated to Carr
Fri, Sep 23rd 2011 09:25 pm
When Islanders look around at the natural world surrounding them, they can see the impact of the Commission for the Conservation of the Environment that the late Joanne Pinner Carr helped establish. It was altogether fitting that she was remembered Sunday with the dedication of the trail at the Nike Base Park as the Joanne Pinner Carr Nature Trail.
Island couple win Miracle League car
Fri, Sep 23rd 2011 09:25 pm
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Swan of East River Road are the lucky winners of a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo, courtesy of Fuccillo Chevrolet and the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York. The Swans won a raffle for the car on Sept. 11 at the opening of the Sabres Miracle League Field, an adaptive baseball diamond in Veterans Park for ballplayers with special needs.
'Fiddler on the Roof' opens at Ellicott Creek Playhouse
Fri, Sep 23rd 2011 06:00 pm
Paul Bene will mark the fourth production in which he has appeared as "Tevye" for the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild when the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" opens Friday.
Grand Island Board of Education: Eco Island well used, trustees told
Sat, Sep 17th 2011 09:30 am
The Grand Island Board of Education held its regular meeting at the district's own Eco Island Nature Preserve on Staley Road Monday evening. Members toured the facility and grounds first and then tended to regular agenda items.
Town of Grand Island to dedicate nature trail Sunday in honor of Carr
Sat, Sep 17th 2011 09:25 am
The town of Grand Island will dedicate a new nature trail Sunday in honor of a longtime Island conservationist.
Above and Beyond: Grand Island Fire Co. crew returns from Hurricane Irene relief effort
Fri, Sep 16th 2011 09:30 pm
A contingent of first responders from the Grand Island Fire Co. headed east to aid fellow New Yorkers recover from the impact of Hurricane Irene.
Mobil station coming down
Fri, Sep 16th 2011 09:30 pm
The abandoned gas station next to DeGlopper Park is undergoing demolition.
Local company looking to take kids to the next level
Fri, Sep 16th 2011 09:25 pm
Soccer players looking to take their skills to the next level, whatever level that is, need look no further than an Island enterprise for help.
'Every Step' walk for Hunter's Hope Sept. 17
Thu, Sep 15th 2011 01:30 pm
The 2011 "Every Step" Walk to benefit the Hunter's Hope Foundation will take place at Martin's Fantasy Island on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 17. Walk participants will raise money for Hunter's Hope by following a route that leads them through the Grand Island park's landscaped grounds, around the carousel and children's rides, up the Western Street, and down the midway.
Riverside-Salem UCC/DC to host movie screening, discussion
Mon, Sep 12th 2011 07:00 am
Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ is hosting a screening and public discussion of a new PBS documentary, "Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness," at 3449 West River Road in Grand Island on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m.
Grisanti thanks first responders
Sun, Sep 11th 2011 07:00 am
"As we approach the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, I join many of my colleagues who serve as elected officials when I say 'thank you' to our country's emergency responders and military personnel.
Reality Café to open next week
Sat, Sep 10th 2011 07:00 am
The number of teenage patrons at Reality Café, the town's youth center, tailed off over the summer, and the town is hoping for greater attendance when the center opens next week after a short hiatus.
Blessing of backpacks Sept. 11
Sat, Sep 10th 2011 07:00 am
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church at 2587 Baseline Road will hold its second annual blessing of the backpacks and school supplies at its 8 and 10 a.m. services on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Emergency training offered on Island
Thu, Sep 8th 2011 01:55 pm
An eight-week community preparedness course will to take place at Grand Island Fire Co. headquarters.
Calling all crafters
Wed, Sep 7th 2011 11:30 am
Kaegebein Elementary School's second annual Harvest Fest is Saturday, Oct. 8. The event includes food, games, a dunk tank, a basket raffle and more.
Dance floors are now open
Sat, Sep 3rd 2011 02:00 pm
The new school year means a new season of dance instruction on the Island as well.