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Lions support homeless veterans
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
Red Cross Super Volunteer and Town of Niagara Lion Mike Hoplight was the guest speaker at the Grand Island Lions dinner meeting held Oct. 28 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Grand Island Central School District lauded for STEM commitment
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
At its second annual "Celebration of STEM," (science, technology, engineering, and math), event on Oct. 15, the WNY STEM Hub honored 14 school districts and one charter school as an Emerging STEM School System.
Island to hold Watchfire event
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
Grand Island will hold its first Watchfire flag retirement ceremony on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Above and Beyond: Students ride to Sidway in fire truck
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
Eight lucky Sidway Elementary School students had a unique ride to school last Thursday. Despite the heavy winds, firefighters and students arrived to school in style as part of the Ride to School in a Fire Truck contest.
Niagara Falls Air Reserve volunteers remind retirees of available resources, benefits
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
As Veterans Day approaches, volunteers at the Retiree Affairs Office at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in Niagara Falls would like to remind local military retirees of the resources they have access to as a result of their service.
Grand Island: Coalition team scores election wins over GOP
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:30 am
Challengers to the Island's Republican-endorsed candidates scored victories in Tuesday's general election.
Grand Island: Veterans Day service moved to DeGlopper Park
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:30 am
Veterans Day services on the Island will take place at DeGlopper Park at the intersection of Grand Island Boulevard and Baseline Road Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
Grand Island High School: Panepinto 'blown away' by STEM wing
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:50 pm
The students, programs and teachers involved in the 1-year-old STEM wing at Grand Island High School left a favorable impression on state Sen. Marc Panepinto Wednesday.
Grand Island Historical Society to hold Christmas luncheons
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:50 pm
The Grand Island Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas luncheons at River Lea at noon Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 4. This year's program will feature a portrayal of Clara Barton by local presenter Denise Reichard.
Town of Grand Island to share assessor
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:45 pm
Town of Grand Island Assessor Judy M. Tafelski will add duties in Tonawanda in an agreement reached between three municipalities and signed Oct. 23 at Grand Island Town Hall.
Breaking ground: Sandy Beach shoreline restoration project underway
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Ground was broken at the Sandy Beach Park Club on Monday for a project that will provide a facelift for the beach.
Winter parking restrictions begin
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
The Town of Grand Island Highway Department is reminding all residents Nov. 1 is the official start of its 2015-16 winter season.
Corporate performers band together to support Give for Greatness
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 10:20 am
Inspired by events of its kind in other cities, the first "Battle of the Corporate Bands" in Buffalo will feature corporate sponsors and their competing bands of the most unlikely musicians - such as bankers, PR executives, accountants, lawyers, software engineers and others.
Pro Shepherd crowned winner of fifth Buffalo Startup Weekend
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 10:20 am
Pro Shepherd was crowned the winner from the fifth iteration of Buffalo Startup Weekend, held at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus' d!g center. It beat out seven other teams for the top prize.
New on Grand Island
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 12:40 pm
A new maintenance building was recently built on Bedell Road in the Town of Grand Island. Watch video highlights below. (Images by K&D Action Photo and Aeriel Imaging)
GI's 4th annual Haunted Weekend Oct. 24, 25
Mon, Oct 19th 2015 07:00 am
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.
Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard set for Nov. 21
Mon, Oct 19th 2015 07:00 am
The fourth 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. 21.
Grand Island Rotary Club: Art auction Oct. 24
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:30 am
The GI Rotary will hold an Art Auction at Byblos Niagara on Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning at 6 p.m. to raise proceeds for the GI Students Scholarship fund. The preview starts at 6 and the auction begins at 7 p.m.
Writing a new chapter on Grand Island: Kaegebein teacher is author, mentor
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:25 am
Teacher Tricia McDonald has added author and playwright to her resume, and her fourth-grade students at Kaegebein Elementary are reaping the benefits as they learn to become authors, themselves.
Grand Island: Council candidate sues over sign removals
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:25 am
The dispute over political campaign signs continued this week with the filing of a lawsuit on the matter in State Supreme Court by a candidate for Town Board against the Town of Grand Island government.
Frentzel running for town clerk
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:25 am
Patricia "Pattie" Frentzel has announced her candidacy for re-election for the office of Grand Island town clerk.
Candidate forum on Grand Island
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:10 am
Candidates for public office met at Kaegebein Elementary for a forum Thursday night.
Obit: Sigurd Schafer
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:10 am
Sigurd Schafer entered into rest Oct. 9, 2015.
Obit: Patricia M. McNulty
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:10 am
Island resident Patricia M. (née Murray) McNulty entered into rest Aug. 20, 2015.
Greenway Trail draws concerns from Islanders
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 07:00 am
State officials held an informal public participation meeting Tuesday regarding a plan to build a trail along West River Parkway to connect Buckhorn Island State Park with Beaver Island State Park and beyond.
Above and Beyond: GI Fire Co. holds annual inspection
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 07:00 am
On Saturday, Oct. 3, Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters, medics, emergency medical technicians, and cadets reported to fire headquarters for their 2015 state of readiness inspection by Fire Chief Matt Osinski.
Grand Island: Walker transporting water helps spread message of CROP Walk
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:35 pm
Marie Edonyemya walked down a boat dock and filled a large bucket with water from the Niagara River, with the help of her husband, Byaombe Shabani. In front of a large group at the start of the Oct. 4 CROP walk at Beaver Island State Park, Edonyemya wrapped her head with colorful material, then Byaombe lifted the bucket and placed it on his wife's head.
Holiday Happenings on Grand Island
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:25 pm
Fall has arrived, and it's time for flu shots, hot chili, craft events and fundraising for good causes. Find them all, and more, at Holiday Happenings to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.
Candidates Night set for Oct. 15
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:00 pm
The Grand Island Lions Club, in conjunction with Isledegrande.com and the Island Dispatch, will sponsor "Grand Island Candidates Night" from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the auditorium at Kaegebein Elementary School, 1690 Love Road.
Beaver Island State Park tree project Oct. 17
Mon, Oct 5th 2015 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Beaver Island State Park Memorial Tree Planting Project announced that the next tree ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.
CROP Walk to include unique demonstration
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:20 am
Islanders who take part in Sunday's Grand Island CROP Walk will see a snippet of the lifestyle lived by the people their fundraising dollars support.
Sabres make annual trip to Miracle League
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:00 am
As they gear up for the start of the National Hockey League season, Buffalo Sabres past and present made a stop at the Miracle League in Veterans Park Monday to play with the special needs ballplayers.
Plumeria continues rapid expansion with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:00 am
Saturday's ribbon-cutting in the Tops plaza signaled two things: Plumeria is open for business, and Cindy Inman has her house back for good.
Grand Island Fire Co.: 2015 fire prevention open house set for Oct. 9
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:45 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski has announced that this year's fire prevention open house will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
Creeks, homeowners benefit from living shorelines
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:00 am
Homeowners whose property includes creeks can help improve water quality by establishing living shorelines, said Niagara River habitat ecologist Tim DePriest of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Obit: Valerie Caprio
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 05:00 am
Valerie Caprio, 41, daughter of Jim and Jean Caprio of Grand Island, was taken from us suddenly Sept. 30 following a terrible automobile accident.
Obit: Irene M. Thompson
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 05:00 am
Irene M. Thompson entered into rest Sept. 29, 2015.
In a victory for veterans, Higgins announces Kids Korner at Buffalo VA will remain open
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Wednesday the House of Representatives approved legislation that will allow the Kids Korner program at the Buffalo VA Medical Center to remain open.
Whitehaven Road Baptist Church: Forum, author to present 'When God and Cancer Meet'
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
A seminar planned for Whitehaven Road Baptist Church is designed to fill a void in the treatment of cancer.
Grand Island Fire Co.: 'Hear the Beep Where You Sleep' is fire prevention theme
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 06:05 pm
The National Fire Protection Association notes nighttime fires can generate deadly gases such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide, which can result in fatal consequences for sleeping family members if there is no advance warning. Therefore, the 2015 fire prevention theme has been designated "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm."