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Tickets on sale for Pitmaster Barbecue
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:45 pm
The St. Stephen Holy Name Society will present its annual Pitmaster Barbecue fundraiser, the proceeds of which will benefit the society scholarship fund and local charities.
Trinity United Methodist Church to host concert
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:40 pm
Conductor Doreen Rao, the Buffalo Master Chorale and Buffalo Niagara Youth chorus will present "Affirmation of Hope: All Things Irish," a night of Irish choral music, instruments and dance to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rebellion in Ireland.
Job well done: Team of Islanders successful in reclaiming River Lea artifact
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:25 pm
A century-old well that time forgot and the Niagara River nearly claimed has been restored to its rightful place on the lawn of the River Lea mansion.
Old well is local symbol of mansions from Gilded Age
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:25 pm
Feb. 2, 2016, was the culmination of a 17-year effort to recover an old well from the Niagara River that once enchanted the luxurious gardens around this historic home. LDC Construction reclaimed a valuable link to Grand Island's past.
Ceretto to host forum for seniors
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 03:45 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto will host a forum on programs available to local seniors. Several topics will be covered, and Ceretto encouraged members of the community to join him.
Presentation set to discuss emerald ash borer
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 07:00 am
The emerald ash borer now has a very strong hold in Western New York, said Sharon Bachman of the Erie County Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Erie County Emerald Ash Borer Task Force.
Citizen of the Year Awards: Chamber thanks Thermo Fisher
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards dinner April 28 at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa.
Island of Hope: Painting the Town Purple
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Committee members for the 2016 Relay For Life will bring the Town Commons alive with purple April 30 in preparation for the annual Paint the Town Purple event, which takes place nationally May 1.
Hardwick announces Grand Island roadways to be repaired
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:30 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced Whitehaven Road and Baseline Road on Grand Island will both be repaved this year. The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved more than $26 million in roadwork funding, including these two projects.
Grand Island Board of Education trustees adopt $61M budget
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:20 am
Board of Education trustees in the Grand Island Central School District Tuesday passed a nearly $61 million budget plan for 2016-17.
Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council hosts bingo, blood drive
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:20 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 holds bingo every Tuesday at its hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road.
GIHS Class of '76 looking for classmates
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:20 am
The Grand Island High School Class of 1976 is looking for contact information on the following people.
Assemblyman Ceretto: Millions budgeted for area roads
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 04:10 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, D-Lewiston, today offered new details on millions of dollars in new funding for roads throughout the 145th Assembly District.
Higgins welcomes currency changes announced by U.S. Treasury
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, welcomed the decision by the U.S. Treasury to add Harriet Tubman to the $20 bill and keep Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.
Public hearing held for Gun Creek project
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
Developers are hoping to start work this year on a decade-old housing project.
Gus Macker: Grand Island Day planned at hoops tourney
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
During a meeting with the Chamber of Commerce Monday, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray called last year's Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament "a great success" despite initial opposition, and plans are to add a Grand Island Night to the 2016 tourney schedule.
McMurray discusses first 100 days of administration
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray told the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce that he hopes to develop Grand Island's front door, back door, and central business district to grow the town's economy.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Kennedy, LDC Construction to receive Citizen of the Year awards
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor seven individuals, organizations and businesses as the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Obit: Destanee M. B. Cope
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 09:00 pm
Destanee M. B. Cope, 18, of Grand Island, passed away April 12, 2016.
Poloncarz, Sirén announce free admission week at Albright-Knox
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Albright-Knox Art Gallery Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Janne Sirén and art enthusiasts at the gallery to announce the return of free admission week for all Erie County residents.
University Express brings learning, fun together for spring 2016 semester
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 10:30 am
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' Retired & Senior Volunteer Program ("RSVP") has announced the spring 2016 University Express lifelong learning program is now accepting registrations from seniors interested in taking one or more of the classes being offered.
Erie County, partners observe Earth Month with sale on rain barrels, compost bins
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 12:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and the Western New York Stormwater Coalition are collaborating to promote water conservation and composting by making compost units and rain barrels available to local residents, helping to reduce stormwater runoff and promote home composting for more nutrient-rich soils.
Domestic violence grant awarded to district attorney's office during National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 09:45 am
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. announced his office will continue to be a leading resource for victims of domestic violence and their children after receiving funding for another year through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the federally funded Violence Prevention Services Act.
Grand Island: Council says 'Thank you' to town employee
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a certificate of appreciation to a town employee who is "always willing to go above and beyond to secure the safety of our seniors."
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Mallwitz's Island Lanes, Kud, Islettes' Elite Majorettes to receive Citizen of the Year awards
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor seven individuals, organizations and businesses as the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Kathie Tim honored as Secretary of the Year
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
Kathie Tim, the Grand Island Central School District athletic secretary, has received the 2016 Athletic Administrators Association Secretary of the Year Award from Section VI of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. She was recognized at the NYSPHSAA conference in Saratoga Springs in March.
3 extra days to file your taxes: Standard April 15 deadline extended
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 02:00 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded taxpayers they can take three extra days to file both their federal and state income tax returns this year. The deadline is extended to Monday, April 18, because Washington, D.C., will celebrate Emancipation Day on Friday, April 15.
Grand Island: Council joins with One Island in proclaiming Alcohol Awareness Month
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 11:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board joined the One Island, One Team Coalition in proclaiming April as Alcohol Awareness Month on the Island.
Beaver Island State Park tree planting to take place
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 10:30 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Beaver Island State Park Memorial Tree Planting Project announced they will hold the next tree-planting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21.
Talk early, talk often: Parents can make a difference in teen alcohol use
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 11:30 am
Alcohol-Free Weekend, traditionally observed during The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. Alcohol Awareness Month, was scheduled April 1-3. However, Grand Island is promoting an alcohol-free weekend this week (April 8-10).
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Mojawalla and McGowan chosen Citizens of the Year
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor six individuals, organizations and businesses as the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce looking for Youth Ambassadors
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is seeking Youth Ambassadors to promote interaction and goodwill between the business community and students, and to bring them to an awareness of the economic development of Grand Island.
Grand Island Garden Walk planned for 2016
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island is one of the few remaining nearby towns without an established yearly garden walk.
Scouting: Islanders receive religious awards
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Scouts attended the 42nd annual Religious Awards Ceremony on March 19 at St. Joseph Cathedral, held by the Buffalo Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting (Youth and Young Adult Ministry [Diocese of Buffalo]).
Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show set for April 2-3
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:40 pm
The Buffalo Geological Society will host its 48th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on April 2-3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council hosts bingo, blood drive
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:40 pm
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 holds bingo every Tuesday at its hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. with games beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Teresa Lawrence recognized for impact on community
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:40 pm
Teresa Lawrence, Ph.D., superintendent of the Grand Island Central School District, has been selected to receive the 2016 Graduate School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award.
Obit: Patricia A. (Heavey) Pullano
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:30 pm
Longtime Islander Patricia Pullano passed away unexpectedly March 22, 2016, surrounded by her family.
Obit: Susan L. (née Raham) Walsh
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:30 pm
Susan L. (née Raham) Walsh entered into rest March 24, 2016.
Tapping the fruits of their labor: Producers savor maple flavor
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:05 am
A precious quantity of local syrup sweetened the pancakes, while the congratulations flowed freely at a special breakfast at the Village Inn restaurant Sunday.