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Islander part of 'Survivor' cast
Sat, Jan 24th 2015 10:25 am
Kelly Remington, a four-year resident of Grand Island, is among the castaways introduced Wednesday for the CBS reality television show "Survivor."
Bible Presbyterian Church: AWANA Winter Picnic held
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:35 am
More than two-dozen children took part in traditional outdoor activities during the AWANA Winter Picnic, held by Bible Presbyterian Church at the Family Life Center on Love Road.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Island residence severely damaged by major fire
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
At 4:24 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, Grand Island firefighters responded to a report of heavy smoke coming from the Baseline Road residence of Brian Wylke, which had been discovered by an alert neighbor.
Above and Beyond: Grand Island Fire Co. installs 2015 officers
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick administered the oaths of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers Saturday, Jan. 10, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
Grand Island Town Board to consider moratorium law regarding R-2 development
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
The Grand Island Town Board is expected to set a public hearing Tuesday to consider a local law to establish a 120-day moratorium on R-2 building and to create a committee to review R-2 zoning.
Grand Island Board of Education: Administration considers veterans tax exemption
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
The Grand Island Board of Education will investigate a tax exemption that would save money for Island veterans.
Comedy Night to support Grand Island Alumni Association
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
The Grand Island Alumni Association will join with Aceti's Wine & Spirit to present Comedy Night Saturday, Jan. 24.
Island of Hope: Luke Gworek named honorary survivor of GI Relay
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
The 2015 Grand Island Relay For Life held its annual kickoff ceremony with the theme "One World, One Hope ... Imagine Our World with a Cure."
Ceretto comments on 2015 State of the State/executive budget proposal
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, observed Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2015 State of the State/executive budget proposal, which outlined the governor's agenda for this upcoming session.
Islanders appointed to town advisory boards
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
The Grand Island Town Board made no move at its reorganization meeting Monday to fill the council seat vacated when Dick Crawford resigned to become deputy highway superintendent, but the board did make numerous appointments to volunteer advisory boards.
Strawberry Island, Motor Boat Island to be topic of second popular seminar
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
So many people enjoyed a presentation last year about the lore, legend and future of Strawberry Island and Motor Boat Island that it's back by popular demand.
Erie County Legislature: Hardwick announces Island Dispatch named official newspaper of Erie County
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announced Thursday the Island Dispatch was once again named an official newspaper of the Erie County Legislature. The designation was confirmed at the Jan. 8 reorganizational meeting of the legislature.
GIAA and Aceti's present 8th annual comedy night
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
The Grand Island Alumni Association and Aceti's Wine & Spirits present the eighth annual comedy night at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks.
Thank you, volunteers
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
Volunteers from the Golden Age Center stuffed more than 4,000 envelopes containing the county and town tax bills to be delivered to Grand Island residents this week.
DEC, NY Sea Grant announce $89,000 for Great Lakes Basin projects
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
In partnership with New York Sea Grant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens today announced $89,000 in grants for four projects that will help Great Lakes coastal communities to increase storm resiliency and protect water quality.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Residents warned of imposters calling for money, personal info
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:45 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard warns county residents about scam artists impersonating members of the Erie County Sheriff's Office.
Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters rescue driver from frigid Niagara River
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:40 pm
At 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, Grand Island Fire Co. personnel responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a passenger vehicle that veered off East River Road near the intersection of Ransom Road and ended up about 100 feet out into the Niagara River.
Buffalo Launch Club installation ceremony held
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:40 pm
The Buffalo Launch Club held its annual installation of officers following a brunch Sunday, Dec. 14.
Huth Road Elementary School annual Heritage Luncheon held
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:40 pm
From Peruvian spaghetti to Chinese nan gao, fourth-graders at Huth Road Elementary School had the opportunity to sample ethnic dishes from around the world at the annual Heritage Luncheon held last week.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Suspect arrested for violent break-in
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:35 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports deputies arrested Adeela Bonavito, 35, of Buffalo, and have obtained a warrant for another subject's arrest for his role in a burglary Dec. 1.
Town advisory board building support for historic preservation law
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:35 pm
The Historic Preservation Advisory Board hopes to have an ordinance passed in the next few months that would establish regulations for the preservation of buildings that have historical significance.
Kaegebein Elementary School students take part in Hour of Code
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:25 pm
Students of Katherine Chadwick and Tricia McDonald at Kaegebein Elementary School joined in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code Dec. 8-14. These students participated in The Hour of Code Friday, Dec. 12.
Neighbors Foundation sends thanks
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:00 pm
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island would like to thank the hundreds of individuals and organizations who contributed to make our 2014 holiday distribution so successful.
John Ceretto sworn in
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 11:50 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, was sworn in to his third term in the New York State Assembly Sunday.
Obit: Carl Miller
Fri, Jan 2nd 2015 09:00 am
Carl Thomas Miller died peacefully in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Wilmington, North Carolina, at the age of 77.
Island of Hope: GI Relay For Life team, Bottle Junction fighting cancer one nickel at a time
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 03:00 pm
Grand Island Relay For Life team Billy's Buddies has been raising money with a bottle and can return drive for six years, but the fundraising has never been easier since the opening of the Island's Bottle Junction redemption center.
Happy 100th birthday, Hazel Smith!
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:55 pm
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation to Elderwood at Grand Island resident Hazel Smith, who celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday.
Ellden's donates to Neighbors Foundation with pancake breakfast
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:40 pm
Diane and Tom Brady, owners of Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks Golf Club, hosted a pancake breakfast Sunday.
Scouts donate to Code Blue Relief Mission
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:40 pm
A van full of warm clothing is bound for the streets of Buffalo thanks to donations by Boy Scout Troop 630.
Grand Island Town Board ordinance to preserve historic Island buildings in discussion stage
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
The Historic Preservation Advisory Board is hoping to have an ordinance passed by the Grand Island Town Board in the next few months that would establish regulations for the preservation of buildings that have historical significance.
St. Stephen School students take part in mission project
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
The St. Stephen fifth-grade religious education class participated in a Christmas mission project.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: 'The Children's Nativity Story' presented
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
The children of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church presented the church's annual Christmas pageant, "The Children's Nativity Story," to celebrate the season through music.
Grand Island High School: Lending a hand
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
Twenty-nine students from Grand Island High School, members of Student Council and DECA, the high school business club, helped the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation sort 11 pallets of donated food as part of the Share Your Happiness drive.
Kaegebein Elementary School: 'Yes, Virginia' plays to packed house
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
Students in all grade levels at Kaegebein Elementary School staged two performances of "Yes, Virginia The Musical," an original production based on a true story of 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon, who wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper in 1897, inquiring about the existence of Santa Claus.
Grand Island Memorial Library Graham Cracker House Program a hit
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 07:00 am
Grand Island Memorial Library held its Graham Cracker House Program, presented by Explore & More, Saturday, Dec. 6, at the library, located at 1715 Bedell Road.
Obit: Ann M. (Golanka) Tubin
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 07:00 am
Ann M. (Golanka) Tubin, 94, of Grand Island, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, at Elderwood at Riverwood, Grand Island.
Obit: Peter D. Calieri
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 07:00 am
Peter D. Calieri of Grand Island passed away Dec. 20, 2014.
St. Stephen's Mission Club sends cards to elderly
Wed, Dec 24th 2014 07:00 am
St. Stephen's Mission Club students were recently busily preparing Christmas greeting cards for the elderly residents at Our Lady of Peace Skilled Nursing Facility.
St. Stephen School students offer hope to those in prison
Wed, Dec 24th 2014 07:00 am
Members of St. Stephen School's upper grade decorated special placemats to be given to incarcerated men and women through the Kairos prison ministry, offering words of hope and encouragement from the children in the community.
Grand Island Town Board, GIFC agree to 5-year deal
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:05 am
The Grand Island Town Board approved a five-year contract with the Grand Island Fire Co. for service from Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2019.