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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.
Collins urges legislature to pass job creation program
Fri, Jan 7th 2011 02:00 pm
Erie County Executive Chris Collins is urging the Erie County Legislature to pass legislation that would extend a local job creation program that his administration claims has financed more than $122 million in new construction and created more than 1,600 jobs.
GI hockey alumni to face off
Fri, Jan 7th 2011 02:00 pm
The third annual Grand Island High School Hockey Alumni event will take place Saturday, Jan. 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion in Niagara Falls.
Hardwick announces January outreach meetings
Fri, Dec 31st 2010 11:05 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, R-District 10, and his staff will be available to meet with residents during three district outreach meetings scheduled in January.
Looking back: Trip to Normandy honors Island WWII hero
Fri, Dec 31st 2010 11:00 am
On May 31, family members and friends of Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper traveled to Normandy, France to participate in commemorations for the 66th Anniversary of D-Day. There, they retraced the final steps of Grand Island's Medal of Honor recipient.
'Christmas Carol' inspires VCMS students
Fri, Dec 31st 2010 11:00 am
This year, for a special holiday treat, the Veronica E. Connor Middle School PTA funded the production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," presented by the Hampstead Stage Theatre Company of New Hampshire. This two-actor traveling show portrayed the traditional story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his interaction with the Cratchit family, as well as the ghosts that change Scrooge's views on others one Christmas Eve.
Above and Beyond: Training never ends for Island volunteers
Fri, Dec 31st 2010 10:00 am
For the past several months, 40 Grand Island firefighters and others from as far away as Toronto have given up Sundays with their families to attend all-day emergency medical technician training sessions at Grand Island Fire Co. headquarters in order to upgrade their professional skills so they can better serve their communities.
Mighty Taco opens Jan. 3
Fri, Dec 31st 2010 10:00 am
The much-anticipated opening of a Mighty Taco restaurant will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, at its new location in the Grand Island Plaza.
McMahon appointed to Greenway Commission
Fri, Dec 24th 2010 12:10 pm
Town of Grand Island Supervisor Peter McMahon has been appointed a commissioner to the Niagara River Greenway Commission by Gov. David A. Paterson.
Buffalo man pulled from river
Fri, Dec 24th 2010 12:00 pm
A Buffalo man is lucky to be alive after falling through ice and into the Niagara River Saturday.
2010 Neighbors Foundation drive brings in 4,500 pounds of food
Fri, Dec 24th 2010 12:00 pm
The Grand Island Neighbors Foundation will distribute hundreds of pounds of food to Island families in need this holiday season.
Grand Island Town Board: Thanks, but no thanks
Fri, Dec 24th 2010 12:00 pm
As she does each year, Grand Island Town Councilwoman Mary Cooke returned to the town's coffers her medical care bonus, which the town offers to those who decline the town's coverage.
Island firm awarded NYPA contract
Fri, Dec 24th 2010 12:00 pm
BIDCO Marine Group of Grand Island is one of three local firms awarded a contract by the New York Power Authority.
Away in a manger: Christmas tradition continues
Thu, Dec 23rd 2010 08:00 pm
The presents are wrapped, the baking and decorating done. Take the time to find the reason for the season at Niagara Presbyterian Church on the corner of Military and Lockport roads in the Town of Niagara.
Grand Island students giving back through Neighbors Foundation
Thu, Dec 23rd 2010 12:00 pm
Students from Grand Island High School gave back to their community Tuesday by lending a hand to the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation Christmas food drive.
School students work to benefit Huth Road playground, American Cancer Society
Thu, Dec 23rd 2010 12:00 pm
It's a win-win situation when middle schoolers and elementary students can team up to benefit their larger community.
Vikings hockey opens Fed play with 4-1 loss
Fri, Dec 17th 2010 12:40 pm
Grand Island's entry into Section VI Federation hockey began with a 4-1 loss to Amherst Saturday at the Northtown Center in Amherst.
Chamber of Commerce holds holiday party, election of officers
Fri, Dec 17th 2010 12:00 pm
At its annual holiday party on Dec. 7, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce elected seven directors to the board of directors.
Trinity concert raises $713 for medical clinic in Haiti
Fri, Dec 17th 2010 12:00 pm
The Trinity United Methodist Church's "Holiday Pops Concert" on Dec. 12 included holiday music of the Trinity Chancel Choir, as well as the Trinity Tollers, Trinity Tollers Quintet, the Trinity Chamber Orchestra, and Trinity Orchestra.
Free cancer screening
Mon, Dec 13th 2010 02:00 pm
The Cancer Services Program of Niagara County is offering a special incentive to those who get their cancer screening during the holiday season. A $10 Budwey's gift card will be given to those who complete their breast, cervical and/or colorectal cancer screening through the county's Department of Health Cancer Services Program.
VA seeking volunteers
Mon, Dec 13th 2010 02:00 pm
VA Western New York Healthcare System is seeking Volunteers for Batavia and Buffalo sites.
Cosmetologists needed
Mon, Dec 13th 2010 02:00 pm
If you are a licensed cosmetologist who wants to help women who have been touched by cancer, take action and volunteer. The American Cancer Society is seeking cosmetologists who are willing to be trained in Look Good ... Feel Better, a community-based, free national service that teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help enhance their appearance and self-image during treatments.
Hardwick: Libraries safe in county budget
Fri, Dec 10th 2010 02:00 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick jokingly asked the Grand Island Town Board Monday to pass a resolution to get Councilman Dick Crawford to back off on his efforts to have the legislature restore funding for libraries.
'Nutcracker' takes flight Dec. 10-11
Sat, Dec 4th 2010 11:00 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Co.'s production of "The Nutcracker" is on stage Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. For more information, ticket locations, or exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, visit
Newest NY airmen featured during Buffalo Bills halftime
Thu, Dec 2nd 2010 03:55 pm
The New York Air National Guard's newest members were the halftime show Sunday, Nov. 27, when the Buffalo Bills took on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Retirement income discussed
Thu, Nov 4th 2010 03:00 pm
White, White and Cich Financial hosts retirement income planning seminars on Saturday, Nov. 17, and on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Suzanne's Fine Dining, 2843 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield.
WWII vets to be honored
Tue, Nov 2nd 2010 04:45 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 World War II veterans.
Town gets $500K for plant upgrades
Fri, Oct 15th 2010 03:05 pm
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, NY-28, visited Grand Island on Tuesday to announce the awarding of a $500,000 grant to the Town of Grand Island for upgrades to the town's water treatment plant at on the south end of Baseline Road.
Grand Island readies roundabout
Fri, Oct 15th 2010 03:00 pm
What is a roundabout?
Thank you, Grand Island!
Fri, Oct 1st 2010 01:00 pm
As the coordinator of this year's CROP Walk for hunger which was held this past Sunday, Sept. 26, I want to thank the members of the community who participated in one way or another in this walk.
'Connect the Dots' at Borders
Fri, Sep 24th 2010 07:00 pm
Vanguard Records and Borders have teamed up to offer the latest CD by Grand Island native Stacy Clark, "Connect the Dots," exclusively through the end of the year.

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