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Grand Island Town Board: 2015 budget passed
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:10 pm
The Grand Island Town Board passed a 2015 town budget at its Nov. 17 meeting that includes tax increases in the general fund and fire protection budget and raises for elected officials.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Island family escapes fast-moving residential fire
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:05 pm
At 8:19 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, Grand Island firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at the Palumbo residence on Broadway.
The Cellular Connection running food drive
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:00 pm
The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless retailer in the U.S., has announced that 300 of its stores will donate and volunteer at local food banks through its "Stop the Hunger" initiative this holiday season in a joint effort with its customers.
Kaegebein Elementary School 4th-graders celebrate Colonial Day
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:00 pm
Katherine Chadwick's fourth-grade class at Kaegebein Elementary School celebrated Colonial Day Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Huth Road Elementary School Peace Garden dedication
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:00 pm
A memorial to the students and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School will be dedicated at the Huth Road Elementary Choral Concert Thursday, Dec. 4.
Obit: James E. Tranter
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:55 pm
James E. Tranter passed away Oct. 18 at his home in Ocala, Florida. Jim was a longtime resident of Grand Island. He was an employee of DuPont in Niagara Falls for 18 years. He retired in 1998 and moved to Florida.
Poloncarz statement on passage of 2015 Erie County budget
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:50 am
On Tuesday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued the following statement following the Erie County Legislature's unanimous approval of an amended 2015 Erie County budget:
'Small Business Saturday' supported
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:55 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation in recognition of "Small Business Saturday," which will take place Nov. 29, the first Saturday after Thanksgiving and a day after "Black Friday."
Grand Island Town Board: Councilman resigns to take Highway Department post
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
Councilman Richard Crawford resigned his seat on the Grand Island Town Board to become the town's new deputy highway superintendent.
Grand Island Fire Co.: 3 Islanders hospitalized in carbon monoxide incident
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
At 9:12 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a report of carbon monoxide exposure involving a Countryside Lane family.
Spotlighters shows conclude
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
Despite not having an auditorium in which to perform because of the school district's $50 million capital project, the Spotlighters drama club at Grand Island High School made the most of a difficult situation by holding one-act plays in the school cafeteria and at Sidway Elementary School.
'One Starry Night' a Christmas event for all ages
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:35 am
Historic Trinity Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, will host "One Starry Night," a theatrical depiction of Bethlehem as it was the night Jesus was born, Friday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Red Cross continues blood drives in wake of severe weather
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:00 pm
As the Buffalo area continues to dig out from a historic storm, the American Red Cross is helping people in need by operating shelters and collecting blood.
Obit: Sharon Lee McDonnell
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 11:00 pm
Sharon Lee McDonnell, 58, of Grand Island, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo. Born in Buffalo, she is survived by her parents Alan and Joyce Oswald of Houston.
Obit: Delphine Lamar
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 11:00 pm
A memorial service was held at the LaSalle Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Niagara Falls for Delphine Lamar, who entered into rest Nov. 7, 2014, at the age of 65.
Nonperishable food drive underway
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
Bonnie FitzGerald and RealtyUSA of Grand Island are now conducting their annual nonperishable food collection drive. Donors can bring in nonperishable goods to the RealtyUSA office at 2139 Grand Island Blvd. where they will find a donation box in the front lobby.
Veterans urged to join VFW, American Legion
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
On a day set aside to honor veterans for their service, Islanders were invited to join the town's two active veterans organizations.
Grand Island Optical donating $5 per exam to Neighbors Foundation
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
Grand Island Optical at 2077 Baseline Road is in the midst of its second annual November fundraiser. The company is donating $5 from each eye exam this month to the Neighbors Foundation.
Baked Cupcakery celebrates official ribbon-cutting
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce helped the Baked Cupcakery celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard Nov. 22
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
With October behind us and the holiday season now in sight, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island, especially the Recreation Department, are counting down the days until the third annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities.
New sign at Grand Island Memorial Library
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 12:00 pm
On Nov. 1, the Grand Island Memorial Library officially recognized the new sign at its Bedell Road entrance, in conjunction with the celebration of the library's 25th anniversary at its present location.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Kayaker rescued from Niagara River, treated for hypothermia
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 11:55 am
Shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a distress call for a man in the Niagara River near a boat dock area at 4552 East River Road.
Grand Island Board of Education: No action taken on veterans tax exemption
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 11:55 am
The Grand Island Board of Education met Monday evening at Grand Island High School and covered a wide range of topics.
Huth Road Elementary School: Weather Machine Weather Station now up and running, live online
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 05:25 pm
The Huth Road Elementary School weather station is live and online. Located in the school courtyard, the station provides information on the weather on the north end of the Island.
Grand Island CSD: Assistant superintendent returns home to Niagara Falls district
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 05:25 pm
The Grand Island Central School District assistant superintendent of finance and support services, Joe Giarrizzo, has accepted the position as administrator for school business services in the Niagara Falls City School District beginning Nov. 25.
Grand Island Town Board: Say goodbye to e-waste drop-off
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 05:25 pm
The Town of Grand Island is getting out of the e-waste collection business.
November proclaimed American Legion Membership Month on Grand Island
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 05:25 pm
The Grand Island Town Board at its regular monthly meeting named November as American Legion Membership Month across the Island.
Grand Island Memorial Library: 25th anniversary celebrated with fun, magic
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 05:20 pm
Charlie of Charlie and Checkers brought color, energy, and fun with him to the Grand Island Memorial Library's celebration of its 25th anniversary at its current Bedell Road location.
World's largest Christmas project to open collection sites in Western New York
Sat, Nov 8th 2014 07:05 am
Right now, churches, businesses, warehouses and homes across Western New York are being transformed into collection spots for Operation Christmas Child. Local collection sites hope to collect 21,000 gift-filled shoeboxes from individuals, families and groups for needy kids during Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, Nov. 17-24.
River Lea Quilters Guild holds 'River Lea Inspirations'
Wed, Nov 5th 2014 02:05 pm
Money raised at the biennial River Lea Quilters Guild show held over the weekend at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa will support Carolyn's House in Niagara Falls, and the Grand Island Fire Co. Charity work is part of the fabric of the club, which meets in the Grand Island High School large cafeteria on the third Tuesday of the month.
Masters, Watt part of inaugural class of Section VI Hall of Fame
Wed, Nov 5th 2014 02:00 pm
Grand Island Vikings athlete Stacey Schroeder-Watt and coach Gene Masters have been selected as part of the inaugural class of the Section VI Athletic Hall of Fame.
Connor Middle School: Let's make cake!
Wed, Nov 5th 2014 02:00 pm
Friday, Nov. 14, Veronica E. Connor Middle School will host Connor Family Fun Night (formerly known as International Night). Event organizers are looking for cake and cupcake donations for the cake walk.
St. Stephen School: Students win GIFC ride to school on a fire truck
Wed, Nov 5th 2014 02:00 pm
On Thursday, Oct. 23, St. Stephen School students were selected for a special ride to school by the Grand Island Fire Co.
Grand Island schedules Veterans Day services
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island has invited veterans, family members, and friends to attend the Veterans Day services on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Park Memorial Wall located at 1717 Bedell Road.
Lawnmower Race raises a grand
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 05:55 pm
The Lawnmower Race and Fall Festival held at the center of Grand Island Oct. 4 raised $1,000 for the Kaegebein Playground Committee despite uncooperative weather.
Grand Island Lions Club: Tuscarora Nation receives medical equipment
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 05:55 pm
The Grand Island Lions Club recently donated durable medical equipment to the Tuscarora Nation Health Center.
Grand Island Historical Society to hold Christmas luncheons
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 05:55 pm
The Grand Island Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas luncheons at River Lea at noon on Dec. 1, 2 and 5.
Huth Road Elementary School students ride to school on GIFC truck
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 05:00 pm
Some lucky students from Huth Road Elementary School received a ride to school Tuesday courtesy of the Grand Island Fire Co.
Historical Society to hold Christmas luncheons
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 07:00 am
The Grand Island Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas luncheons at River Lea at noon on Dec. 1, 2 and 5.
 

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