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Nov. 1 deadline for listing in 2013 Community Directory
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is collecting personal and business cell phone or unpublished numbers in the 2013 Grand Island Community Directory along with business advertisements until Nov. 1. Call 716-773-3651, or stop in the Chamber Office at 2257 Grand Island Blvd.
Grand Island High School: Student Council raising money with Vikings for Vets 5K
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
Students at Grand Island High School will raise money for local veterans with the first-ever Vikings for Vets 5-kilometer event.
Grand Island: Seasonal reminders
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
Last call for Island homeowners to get their tree trimmings/brush out to the curb.
Grand Island: New program addresses fitness for kids
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
To address the need for children to stay active in the winter months, a local business has added a new program to its offerings.
Grnad Island native to race in NYC Marathon
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
Island native LeighAnn Martinez is a Kessler Foundation employee who is sponsored to be one of 200 hundred disabled people to participate in the New York City Marathon.
Theodore's enjoying 'Red Hot' success
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 07:00 pm
When a new restaurant opens three establishments in just 18 months, you know that the owners must be doing something right.
Bring on Sweet Home
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:50 pm
Grand Island left no doubt who they wanted to play for the right to advance to the Section VI Class A Football Federation championship at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life doubles recruitment effort
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:45 pm
Changes are in store for the 2013 Grand Island Relay For Life, but two things remain constants: getting in touch with survivors, and developing new teams and volunteers for committees.
Grand Island: Reassessment update
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:45 pm
The Town of Grand Island 2013 Reassessment Project is on schedule to be completed in the spring of 2013, according to Town Assessor Judy Tafelski.
Zonta members learn about Family Justice Center
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:40 pm
There have been three-dozen murders of women by a husband or boyfriend in the past five years in Erie and Niagara counties. The cold hard facts of domestic abuse were the topic Tuesday (Oct. 23) as the Zonta Club of Grand Island heard about the work of the Family Justice Center from its executive director, Mary Travers Murphy.
Proclamation made for UNICEF Day
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:35 pm
Islanders are advised to have a cup of coins ready, as well as all that candy, when the gremlins come to the door this Halloween.
Gearing up for 60th celebration of Kaegebein
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:25 pm
Former administrators, teachers, staff and students are invited to celebrate the 60th anniversary of William Kaegebein Elementary School.

The festivities will take place on Monday, Nov. 19, from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. in the Kaegebein gym. Also, an evening celebration is being planned from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. for those who are unable to attend the morning ceremony.

We have a winner
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:20 pm
Matt Schreiner of Grand Island was the lucky winner of a painting by artist Terry Klaaren in a raffle to benefit the Grand Island Mural Project.
Holiday Inn goes for $4.4 million
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:20 pm
A hospitality company in the United Arab Emirates was the high bidder for the Holiday Inn Grand Island this week.

Byblos Hospitality Group of Dubai and several local investors teamed to bid $4.4 million for the property.

Blackbird Asset Services of Williamsville with Tulsa, Okla.-based AmeriBid conducted the bank-owned hotel auction of the Holiday Inn Grand Island on Oct. 24.

"The hotel is running close to full occupancy most nights, and we expect that to continue right through our sale process and into new ownership," noted Stephen Karbelk, co-chairman of AmeriBid LLC. "This is an awesome opportunity for an investor to pick up a full service hotel that's running really well."

Coats 4 Kids returns, distribution dates set
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:45 pm
Joe Petrozzi, and his son Russ, of Capitol Cleaners, are again collecting, cleaning and giving gently used coats and other winter wear to needy families in Western New York. The days for distribution to the community are Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Keeping seniors informed
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:45 pm
Rep. Kathy Hochul released the following statement last week on the start of Medicare open enrolment:
'Antler Alert': Thruway Authority, State Police remind motorists of deer season dangers
Wed, Oct 24th 2012 11:25 am
The New York State Thruway Authority and New York State Troop T are reminding motorists of the danger of deer season with their annual "Antler Alert." Most deer-vehicle collisions occur from October through December.
Overnight lane closures on South Grand Island Bridge begin
Wed, Oct 24th 2012 11:25 am
Temporary overnight lane closures are scheduled on the Niagara Thruway (I-190) for the northbound South Grand Island Bridge beginning Wednesday, Oct. 24, and continuing through Friday, Dec. 14, the New York State Thruway Authority this week.
Business Council of New York, New York League of Conservations Voters back Grisanti for Senate
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 03:30 pm
The Business Council of New York State Inc. and the New York League of Conservation Voters have come together to endorse Mark Grisanti in the 60th New York State Senate District.
Grand Island: CROP Walk raises $5K for hunger relief
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
Paul Robinson, coordinator of the Grand Island Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty (CROP) Walk, reports that this year's event will top the $5,000 mark in funds raised for the first time in more than 10 years.
St. Stephen Altar Society to host basket raffle
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
The St. Stephen R.C. Church Altar Society will hold a basket raffle and bake sale fundraiser on two weekends, Oct. 20 and 21, and Oct. 27 and 28.
Grand Island Board of Education: Sidway above national average in Reading Recovery
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:30 pm
At its Monday evening meeting, the Grand Island Board of Education heard a report from Charlotte Sidway School teachers Alicia Szyprowski, Stephanie Powers and Joanne Johnson on their Reading Recovery program.
Islander to compete against best of the best at regatta
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:30 pm
Heavyn Dreher will compete with the fastest rowers in America when she travels this weekend to a regatta in Massachusetts, but the trip there had anything but smooth water.
Grand Island suffers first loss, 22-16 to McKinley
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:30 pm
Grand Island dropped its first football game of the season with a 22-16 loss to McKinley Saturday at Riverside High School.
Quilts By The River showcases longtime Islander's artistry
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:25 pm
Jesse Tromanhauser was recovering from a war injury when he was given a gift that he's been passing on to others ever since.
Erie County: Poloncarz presents 2013 budget
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz formally presented his fiscal year 2013 proposed Erie County budget, calling it "the county's most challenging budget year since the 'Red-Green' fiscal crisis."
'Taste' a 'part of what Grand Island is'
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:15 pm
From all quarters, the first-ever Taste of Grand Island Fall Fest on Saturday was a huge success.
Above and Beyond: Island fire prevention program highlighted by new live fire demo
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:15 pm
More than 2,000 Sidway Elementary School students and other fire prevention open house visitors came to Grand Island Fire Co. headquarters to learn more about their GIFC volunteers, equipment, and operational capabilities.
Jack & Jill Preschool to host vendor show, raffle
Mon, Oct 15th 2012 07:00 am
The kids of Jack & Jill Preschool are getting ready for their upcoming vendor show and basket raffle.
Madigan receives support from Boehner
Sat, Oct 13th 2012 07:00 am
Candidate for Congress Mike Madigan, right, and other Republican candidates for Congress met Oct. 6 with Speaker of the House John Boehner at the headquarters of fellow Congressional candidate Chris Collins in Lancaster.
Islanders graduate from Citizen's Academy
Sat, Oct 13th 2012 07:00 am
Several Islanders recently graduated from the U.S. Border Patrol Citizen's Academy. During six weeks of training at various sites, including Grand Island, participants learned about the efforts made in protecting U.S. borders.
Lane closure slated on North Grand Island Bridge (northbound) on Saturday, Oct. 13
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 11:50 pm
The left lane on the North Grand Island Bridge (northbound) will be closed from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, the New York State Thruway Authority announced.
Vikings hold off N-W, 14-7
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 06:00 pm
The good news is Grand Island is still undefeated in Class A of Federation football.
Vikings win on Senior Night
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 06:00 pm
The Grand Island Vikings swimming and diving team beat North Tonawanda 126-42 in the last home meet at the GIHS natatorium.
Grand Island Board of Education: Trustees tour Eco Island; new bus garage up for vote
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 05:20 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education began its meeting rotation through various district buildings last Monday at Eco Island nature center on Staley Road.
Veronica Connor Middle School: 'Flat Stanley' flat out fun musical
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 05:20 pm
Seventy students at Connor Middle School will present another musical based on a popular children's book this week.
St. Stephen to host speaker
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 05:15 pm
Robert Rogers will present "Live a Life of No Regrets" at St. Stephen R.C. Church, 2100 Baseline Road, on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.
Holiday Happenings at Golden Age Center
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 05:10 pm
The Grand Island Golden Age Club will hold its annual Holiday Happenings on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Above and Beyond: New fireboat introduced at state of readiness inspection
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 05:00 pm
On Saturday, Oct. 6, Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters, medics and cadets reported to fire headquarters for their annual state of readiness inspection by Fire Chief Kevin Koch, who was assisted by line officers as well as Town Supervisor Mary Cooke.