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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.
Grand Island schedules Veterans Day services
Mon, Oct 27th 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.
Vendor Fair to benefits scholarships
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 07:00 am
Grand Island Professional Women's Chapter New York State Women Inc. will hold a vendors fair on Sunday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grand Island Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752, 1841 Whitehaven Road.
GIFC holds open house
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:55 pm
The Grand Island Fire Co. presented commendations to those citizens who went above and beyond in the time of emergency.
3rd annual Haunted Weekend planned for both teens, children
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:50 pm
The Grand Island High School Art Club and the Grand Island Recreation Department will once again work together to put on a weekend of Halloween activities. Events for children, teens, and adults will take place on the weekend before Halloween at the Nike Base on Grand Island.
Small boy helps unearth historic stone from Island yard
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:45 pm
Caleb Armbruster has always been a "woods boy," said his grandmother, Cathy. As a baby, he suffered from colic, a condition that causes infants to cry excessively for hours at a time. "I took him to the woods, and he'd stop crying," she said.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Live fire demo highlights 2014 open house
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:40 pm
More than 1,500 Sidway Elementary school students and Fire Prevention Open House visitors flocked to Grand Island Fire Headquarters Thursday, Oct. 9, to learn more about their Grand Island Fire Co. volunteers, fire and emergency medical services equipment and overall operation procedures.
Obit: Richard J. Dobmeier
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
Richard J. "Dick" Dobmeier, of Grand Island, passed away Sept. 28, 2014.
Walk-in flu clinics for area veterans scheduled
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
Veterans enrolled in VA health care may obtain flu vaccines at upcoming walk-in clinics scheduled at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo:
Trinity United Methodist Church: Fall Festival set for Oct. 25
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
GIFC seeking volunteers
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
The Grand Island Fire Co. is looking for individuals to join the fire service.
Light Up the Boulevard set of for third edition Nov. 22
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 07:00 am
The third annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities, a joint venture between the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island, especially the Recreation Department, will take place Saturday, Nov. 22.
Connor Middle School: Fitzpatrick hired to serve as principal
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:45 pm
The Grand Island Central School District Board of Education unanimously appointed John Fitzpatrick principal of Veronica E. Connor Middle School during Monday's school board meeting.
Grand Island Scout unearths local history
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:45 pm
Ricky Hoover, a 15-year-old sophomore at Grand Island High School, said that he loves local history. That is why he chose, as his Eagle Scout project, to research a large stone found in a backyard near Whitehaven Road and to facilitate the donation of the stone to the Grand Island Historical Society.
Grand Island Board of Education: New VCMS principal approved
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:45 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education held its monthly meeting Monday evening in the Professional Development Suite in Grand Island High School. All seven trustees were present and worked through a short but varied business agenda.