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Happy 100th birthday, Elsie!
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 01:00 pm
As Grand Islanders prepare to ring in 2016, one Islander will ring in her 100th birthday.
Grand Island Dog Park sign installed
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 01:00 pm
A sign went up Wednesday at the Nike Base announcing the future home of the Grand Island Dog Park.
Garden of Warmth accepting donations
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 07:00 am
On Friday, Dec. 18, The Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of WNY visited St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral's newly added "Garden of Warmth."
Erie County: Free rabies clinic planned for Jan. 27
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 07:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein have announced the date of the first of six free rabies vaccination clinics provided by the Erie County Department of Health in 2016.
Grand Island Lions collecting glasses
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions collect used eyeglasses to help individuals in need of sight correction all over the world.
16 more shifts added for impaired driving enforcement
Wed, Dec 30th 2015 02:45 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard has announced the Erie County Sheriff's Office will add 16 additional shifts throughout the coming week dedicated to impaired driving enforcement.
NOCO Express raises $13,000 for Salvation Army
Wed, Dec 30th 2015 02:40 pm
In this season of giving, NOCO Express customers and employees donated $13,000 to support The Salvation Army of Buffalo.
Buffalo Army National Guard Unit honored for unit video by New York's adjutant general
Tue, Dec 29th 2015 01:00 pm
A video produced by Buffalo's 152nd Engineer Company has been named winner of the New York National Guard's first unit video contest.
Meet Commodore Rhonda Ried: Buffalo Launch Club elects first woman to steer the ship
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
For the first time in its 113-year history, the Buffalo Launch Club's commodore is a woman.
Grand Island: Inauguration Day set for Jan. 1
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island has announced the inauguration of the newly elected officials will take place at noon Friday, Jan. 1, at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road.
Grand Island Town Board: Montana appointed supervisor's assistant
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Supervisor-elect Nate McMurray announced Friday that he will appoint Cyndy Montana as the new assistant to the supervisor at Grand Island Town Hall.
And the winners are ...
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
The winners in the 2015 Niagara Frontier Publications Christmas Coloring Contest received their prizes Dec. 19. Twelve children ages 4 to 12 received their awards at Tops.
Playground sign dedicated: Kaegebein facility goes from plans to reality in 5 years
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:45 am
Five years ago, when the Kaegebein Playground Committee formed, the idea of a playground for Kaegebein Elementary School seemed like a distant dream
Zonta helps Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:05 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island presented a check for $1,500 to the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation to help make the Christmas season a happy one for Island families in need.
Grand Island: New library director named
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:00 am
Patricia Q. Covley was named director of the Grand Island Memorial Library by the Grand Island Memorial Library Board of Trustees.
Neighbors Foundation: Annual food drive helps needy
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:00 am
Sixty-one families on the Island will have a little brighter holiday season thanks to their generous neighbors.
Sister Johnice Diaper Drive nets 3,000 donations
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 10:35 am
Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz is pictured with Rebecca Hartman and Maxwell Somogyi after they brought some of the 3,000 diapers that were donated during the Sister Johnice Diaper Drive on Dec. 12 and 13 at St. Stephen R.C. Church.
Obit: Donald Edward Hughes
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 10:35 am
Donald Edward Hughes, 80, of Tampa passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015.
Obit: Ellie M. Pritchard
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 10:35 am
Grand Island resident Ellie M. Pritchard entered into rest Monday, Dec. 14, 2015.
Grand Island: Community celebrates retiring library director
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 07:00 am
A large and appreciative group came to a reception Dec. 7 at the Grand Island Memorial Library to celebrate Lynn Konovitz's 32 years as library director and to wish him well on his upcoming retirement.
Knights of Columbus installs officers
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 07:00 am
The Knights of Columbus Good Samaritan Council 15749, which meets at St. Stephen's R.C. Church, recently held its installation of officers for 2015-16.
Grand Island: Zoning Code is debated
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island is under assault by developers, said Paul Koppmann, speaking at a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Grand Island Town Code on R-2 zoning at the Dec. 7 Town Board meeting.
Sheriffs warn area residents of 'IRS' scam
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 06:30 pm
If someone calls you saying they're from the IRS and demanding money to resolve a tax debt, don't believe it. "It's 100 percent scam," said Capt. Gregory Savage, head of the detectives bureau for the Erie County Sheriff's Department.
Obit: Donna Marie Webber
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 06:20 pm
Island resident Donna Marie Webber entered into rest Dec. 7, 2015.
'Santa Land' returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 05:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by members of the Erie County Parks Department, representatives of the Orchard Park Recreation Department, and Santa Claus, to announce the return of "Santa Land" to Chestnut Ridge this weekend.
McCarthy School of Irish Dance presents 'A Celtic Christmas'
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 02:40 pm
McCarthy School of Irish Dance presents "A Celtic Christmas" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Grand Island High School Auditorium, 1100 Ransom Road. Enjoy a celebration of the holiday season combined with Irish dance and festive music featuring members of The Blarney Bunch.
GISH: Carols, cookies and conducting
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 12:40 pm
Readers are invited to continue holiday season festivities at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 10, with Grand Island High School's annual winter concert.
Niagara University lacrosse adds special member to program
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 12:35 pm
The Niagara University lacrosse program made one of its most significant signings in program history with the addition of Caralyn Renyolds, an 11-year-old girl from Grand Island, through its partnership with Team IMPACT.
26th annual night of prayer begins Dec. 8
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
The 26th annual Night of Prayer will be observed from 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, to 1 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with the Feast of St. Juan Diego.
Much thanks offered at community Thanksgiving dinner
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Family, friends, health, and life are among things for which diners at Island Presbyterian Church's community Thanksgiving dinner are grateful.
Grand Island: Osinski re-elected fire chief
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island firefighters chose 2016 firematic and administrative officers during elections held Wednesday, Dec. 2, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
Obit: Mary 'Maisie' Dommell (née Gordon)
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:30 am
Long-time resident (54 years in Ferry Village), Mary "Maisie" Dommell passed away Nov. 3, 2015.
Business honored for commitment to workforce diversity
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:30 am
People Inc. has recognized an Island business for creating what it calls "an inclusive workforce."
Family Fun Night Dec. 4
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
Veronica E. Connor Middle School will hold Family Fun Night from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 4.
Above and Beyond: Beloved Island doctor saved by GIFC
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
Dr. Edward A. Rayhill discovered the truth of the old saying "what goes around comes around" when paramedics from the Grand Island Fire Co. arrived at his door on Oct. 6.
Grand Island Board of Education: GITA, district reach contract agreement
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 03:50 pm
The union representing Grand Island teachers and the Grand Island Central School District Board of Education have agreed on a five-year contract.
Small Business Saturday on Grand Island
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
Small Business Saturday will take place Nov. 28 on the Island.
Pelczynski celebrate 50 years together
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Pelczynski of Grand Island recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Election 2015: McMurray wins Grand Island town supervisor race
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 11:20 am
Nathan McMurray won the Town of Grand Island supervisor's race after a canvas of votes Wednesday.
Shop Small, proclamation advises
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 11:20 am
The town government asked its residents to support local business heading into the holiday season.
 

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