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Grand Island loses close match in Section VI finals to Hamburg
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
Only five points separated Grand Island and Hamburg in Tuesday's Section VI Class A girls volleyball finals, but the Bulldogs were able to turn the slim margin into a 3-1 victory.
Grand Island Town Board: Post No. 1346 receives town proclamation
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
At its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 5, the Grand Island Town Board issued a proclamation honoring Grand Island American Legion Post No. 1346 in recognition of American Legion Membership Month.
Grand Island Town Board: More budget work ahead
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
Councilmembers decided Monday that more work is needed with the 2013 Grand Island town budget.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce hoping for successful first-time event
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 07:55 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is hoping a short parade will lead to a large party.

The first-ever Light Up the Boulevard Electric Holiday Parade and Festival will take place Saturday, Nov. 17.

Aronica elected, Higgins defeats Madigan
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 07:55 am
Grand Island Town Councilman Chris Aronica was returned to the council in Tuesday's general election, beating challenger Shelia Ferrentino.
Veterans weekend
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 07:55 am
•Saturday, Nov. 10 - The Grand Island High School Student Council and Student Advisory Council have organized the first-ever Vikings for Vets 5-kilometer event, with proceeds to benefit WNY Heroes Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting veterans and troops, including the disabled.
Niagara Regional Theatre Guild: 'Tuesdays With Morrie' opens
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 07:30 pm
Niagara Regional Theatre Guild could advertise its new production of "Tuesdays With Morrie" with the slogan "Now With More Doug Smith."
Grand Island High School: Spotlighters present mystery comedy
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 07:00 pm
For the third year in a row, the Spotlighters drama club will present a comedy, but one that includes murder mystery. The troupe will present "Done to Death" on Friday night at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.
Red Cross seeks blood donors
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:30 pm
Hundreds of Red Cross blood drives have been cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy, representing a loss of thousands of blood and platelet products. The Red Cross is asking people who are eligible, especially in places not affected by the storm, to schedule a time to give blood in the days and weeks to come.
Ceretto hosts charity drive for communities devastated by 'Super Storm' Sandy
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto is hosting a charity drive for downstate communities devastated by "Super Storm" Sandy. Supplies are being collected at Ceretto's office, located at 1700 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, on Friday, Nov. 9, and Tuesday, Nov. 13. Collected items will be assembled in Albany and shipped to Staten Island, Queens and Long Island later next week.
Ceretto confident in re-election to Assembly
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 09:00 pm
On Wednesday, Assemblyman John D. Ceretto expressed confidence in his re-election to the New York State Assembly.
Statement from Kathy Hochul on 2012 election
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 07:50 am
"Early this morning I called Chris Collins and congratulated him on being elected to Congress."
Unofficial election results
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 07:45 am
As President Obama wins a second term nationally, both Democrat and Republican parties score big victories in Western New York.
Absentee ballots must be postmarked by today
Mon, Nov 5th 2012 11:20 am
As a reminder, all absentee ballots must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 5, in order to be counted in this election.
Turkey Trot online registration available
Sat, Nov 3rd 2012 07:00 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has announces that online registration for the 117th annual YMCA Turkey Trot is now available. The race, held Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, Nov. 22) continues to be a sold out event every year. Online registration is available at and will be available until noon on Nov. 15 or until capacity of 13,000 is reached.
Grand Island BOE: Audit shows district in good standing
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 10:00 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education held a joint meeting with the Grand Island Town Board Monday evening at Grand Island High School. In the latter part of the meeting, trustees considered a varied agenda consisting of mostly updates on long-standing projects and issues.
Grand Island High School: Interact Club conducts beautification effort
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 10:00 pm
Members of the Interact Club of Grand Island High School planted bulbs in the library courtyard last week as part of their ongoing efforts in volunteerism.
Vikings offense shut down in playoff loss
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 10:00 pm
Grand Island shut down the usually high-powered Sweet Home offense Saturday, but it was the Panthers' defense that won them a trip to Ralph Wilson Stadium for the Section VI Football Federation Class A championship.
Grand Island: CEO of Holiday Inn owner making plans
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:55 pm
Byblos Hospitality, the new owners of the Holiday Inn Grand Island, is forming an action plan for development of the hotel that it bought at auction last week.
Lions reach out to community, sister club
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:55 pm
As part of Lions community outreach programs, the Grand Island Lions Club helped prepare and serve a pig roast dinner for re-enactment members at Lewiston's 200th anniversary celebration of the War of 1812.
Higgins, Madigan debate
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:50 pm
Challenger Mike Madigan of Grand Island and incumbent Congressman Brian Higgins held their second political debate this week leading up to next week's election in the 26th District.
2 new Rotarians inducted
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:50 pm
At its morning breakfast meeting, Grand Island Rotarians welcomed two new members: Ron Sutton and Cheryl Zanghi.
Grand Island: Second Island Tim Hortons opens, more locations eyed
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:00 pm
Tim Hortons opened a second restaurant on Grand Island Thursday morning with hopes for adding a third or even a fourth.
Grisanti calls on Albany colleagues to pass pet abuse registry legislation
Wed, Oct 31st 2012 02:30 pm
On Wednesday, State Sen. Mark Grisanti urged his colleagues in both the Senate and Assembly to quickly pass legislation he introduced in the spring that would create a state registry of criminals convicted of abusing animals and prevent them from getting near another innocent victim.
NFP pumpkin contest entries
Wed, Oct 31st 2012 11:25 am
Check out the entries in our pumpkin contest -- and don't forget to enter for a chance to win some great prizes.
Grisanti offers safety numbers
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 04:15 pm
Important phone numbers to have on hand in case of extreme weather.
New tradition begins on Grand Island
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 07:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring "Light Up the Boulevard Electric Parade and Festival" to take place down Grand Island Boulevard and in the Town Hall parking lot on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Join DAV
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 07:00 am
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 168 of Grand Island is putting out the invite to all interested veterans in the Niagara County area to join their organization.
YMCA collects cans for a cause
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 07:00 am
As part of the YMCAs commitment to the community, the Y has teamed up with the Food Bank of WNY to help give back to those in need right here in Western New York. Beginning Nov. 1, all seven area YMCA Buffalo Niagara Branches and YMCA Buffalo Niagara's corporate office will begin taking donations of non-perishable items for the Food Bank of WNY.
Nov. 1 deadline for listing in 2013 Community Directory
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is collecting personal and business cell phone or unpublished numbers in the 2013 Grand Island Community Directory along with business advertisements until Nov. 1. Call 716-773-3651, or stop in the Chamber Office at 2257 Grand Island Blvd.
Grand Island High School: Student Council raising money with Vikings for Vets 5K
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
Students at Grand Island High School will raise money for local veterans with the first-ever Vikings for Vets 5-kilometer event.
Grand Island: Seasonal reminders
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
Last call for Island homeowners to get their tree trimmings/brush out to the curb.
Grand Island: New program addresses fitness for kids
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
To address the need for children to stay active in the winter months, a local business has added a new program to its offerings.
Grnad Island native to race in NYC Marathon
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
Island native LeighAnn Martinez is a Kessler Foundation employee who is sponsored to be one of 200 hundred disabled people to participate in the New York City Marathon.
Theodore's enjoying 'Red Hot' success
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 07:00 pm
When a new restaurant opens three establishments in just 18 months, you know that the owners must be doing something right.
Bring on Sweet Home
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:50 pm
Grand Island left no doubt who they wanted to play for the right to advance to the Section VI Class A Football Federation championship at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life doubles recruitment effort
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:45 pm
Changes are in store for the 2013 Grand Island Relay For Life, but two things remain constants: getting in touch with survivors, and developing new teams and volunteers for committees.
Grand Island: Reassessment update
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:45 pm
The Town of Grand Island 2013 Reassessment Project is on schedule to be completed in the spring of 2013, according to Town Assessor Judy Tafelski.
Zonta members learn about Family Justice Center
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:40 pm
There have been three-dozen murders of women by a husband or boyfriend in the past five years in Erie and Niagara counties. The cold hard facts of domestic abuse were the topic Tuesday (Oct. 23) as the Zonta Club of Grand Island heard about the work of the Family Justice Center from its executive director, Mary Travers Murphy.