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Welcome to your new school: Kaegebein Elementary updates put staff 'over the moon'
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 07:00 am
When Principal Mary Haggerty took the helm of Kaegebein Elementary School, she found one room with a hole large enough that she could put her fist through it, steel framework was visible.
Obit: Elisabeth Prast
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 03:50 pm
Elisabeth Prast entered into rest Aug. 28, 2015, at age 98. She was a resident of Grand Island for 63 years.
Obit: Helen I. Sugar
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 03:50 pm
Helen I. Sugar (née Gonczo), of Grand Island and Pendleton passed away Aug. 26, 2015, at the age of 87.
Deb Billoni working for women
Mon, Aug 31st 2015 09:55 am
My wife, Debbie, is truly an amazing person. I am sure every married man can say that and, in each case, it is probably true. What simply astounds me about Debbie is her ability to juggle so many extremely important balls in the air without dropping any and without showing any signs of stress.
Kaegebein Playground groundbreaking eyed for September
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 01:30 pm
The Kaegebein Playground Committee has reached its funding goal to build a new playground at the elementary school.
IsleView Fine Wines & Spirits holds ribbon-cutting
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 01:30 pm
When Tom Corrao and Jim Atkinson named their new business IsleView Fine Wines & Spirits, they really meant isle view.
Trinity UMC Rally Day planned
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 01:20 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church on Grand Island invites and welcomes all to special worship services, rolling brunch, hot dog sale and activities between and after services Sunday, Sept. 13. There will be a time for blessing of a new school year and praying for all the children during worship services.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields to offer open baptism
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 01:20 pm
The Rev. Earle King, rector at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Baseline Road, will perform an open baptism Sunday, Sept. 13, at the 10 a.m. service.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Island residents alerted about car break-ins
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:20 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard has announced a special alert for the residents of Grand Island following a recent string of vehicle break-ins.
Obit: Gary D. Link
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:20 pm
Gary D. Link, 63, of Grand Island, entered eternal rest Aug. 21, 2015, at Waterfront Center in Buffalo.
Grand Island: Gus Macker hoops tourney
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:15 pm
Corey McGowan is encouraging all Islanders, especially anyone who has opposed this weekend's Gus Macker Tournament, to come out and see what the fun-filled, family-oriented event is all about.
Next stop: St. Stephen School!
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:15 pm
St. Stephen School will debut its first school bus, which officials say will allow the school to enhance both curriculum and enrollment.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital medical staff announces scholarship recipients
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 07:00 am
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced the recipients of three scholarships presented to local high school students and one to a hospital associate advancing her education.
Grand Island: Conservatives announce slate of candidates
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
The Conservative Committee of Grand Island has announced its endorsed slate of candidates for town government.
Grand Island Memorial Library: Books to Bike winners announced
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library has announced the winners of its Books to Bike contest.
Grand Island: 260 teams signed up for Gus Macker
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
The hoops for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament have arrived on the Island in advance of the event, which will take place on Grand Island Boulevard. The baskets were delivered Sunday night after their use in the Gus Macker 3-on-3 tournament in Olean last weekend.
White Cane Drive
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:10 am
The Grand Island Lions Club held its White Cane Drive on Aug. 14 and 15. Money raised helps the Lions help the blind.
Grand Island residents blast proposed local law at hearing
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:10 am
A draft local law on amending R-2 zoning district regulations, inspired by the opposition to Lighthouse Pointe project, was lambasted by residents at a public hearing Monday during a Grand Island Town Board meeting.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Multiple emergencies occur during power outage
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:05 am
Fire Chief Matt Osinski reported that Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters and medics handled several emergency incidents during a major power outage affecting approximately 3,858 National Grid customers Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Obit: Marilyn J. Mesmer
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:00 am
Grand Island resident Marilyn J. (née Flessel) Mesmer entered into rest Aug. 15, 2015.
Obit: Shirley J. Runions
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:00 am
Shirley J. Runions, a former longtime Grand Island resident, passed away Aug. 14, 2015.
RealtyUSA partners with Pajama Program
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 07:00 am
Personnel at the Grand Island offices of RealtyUSA are working to gather items for the Pajama Program, Buffalo chapter, which provides new pajamas and books to children in need, many of whom are waiting to be adopted.
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church: Legacy Project dedication ceremony planned for Aug. 30
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:50 am
The congregation of St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a dedication ceremony Sunday, Aug. 30, for the Child Care Ministry Expansion Legacy Project.
Niagara Regional Theatre Guild announces 93rd season lineup
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:35 am
The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild has announced its 93rd season of community theater on the Niagara Frontier will feature five shows.
Jacobs urges motorists to upgrade to enhanced license
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:30 am
Over the next few years, most Erie County drivers will need to renew their New York state driver's licenses.
Roller coaster fans bring national conference to New York
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 09:35 am
Hundreds of roller coaster enthusiasts are preparing to visit Grand Island as part of the American Coaster Enthusiasts national conference.
Shedding light on a mystery: Answers sought on origin of Buffalo Launch Club beacon
Mon, Aug 10th 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club lighthouse, an iconic and much-admired landmark along the East River, has become a history mystery.
Trinity United Methodist Church flock welcomes new shepherd
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 02:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church has welcomed a new pastor this summer whose spiritual travels have taken him from across the globe to the Island, and from the laboratory to the pulpit.
Helping hands for McMahon's
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 09:00 am
It's the small white diner at 1849 Grand Island Blvd., the one with the lighthouse out front.
Island Ship Center earns UPS designation
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 09:00 am
Fahim Mojawalla firmly believes in the four "P"s: passion, patience, persistence and politeness.
GI Rotary Club serving locally, regionally, internationally
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 09:00 am
On the Island, across the river and around the world, the success of the Rotary Club is due to cooperative action among local members and between clubs in the region and abroad.
Grand Island: Kinney to run for Town Council
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:00 pm
Longtime Grand Island resident Beverly A. Kinney has announced her candidacy for Grand Island Town Council.
Grand Island: Cyndy Montana a Town Council candidate
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:00 pm
Cyndy Montana has announced her candidacy for Grand Island Town Council. Montana is endorsed by the Democrat Party and Working Families Party and is in the Independence Party primary.
McMurray to run for Grand Island town supervisor
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:00 pm
Nathan McMurray ("Nate") is an experienced attorney, businessperson and proud citizen of Grand Island. He has used his talents to help build and defend some of the world's most successful companies. Now he wants to use those same skills to serve you as your new town supervisor.
Grand Island: Madigan announces candidacy for council
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:00 pm
I am excited and proud to throw my hat in the ring and officially announce my candidacy for Grand Island Town Council.
'The fastest show on water': Thunder on the Niagara boat races mark 10th year at Gratwick Riverside Park
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 10:50 am
They're loud. They're fast. And they're returning to the Niagara River and North Tonawanda's Gratwick Riverside Park for the 10th year on Aug. 15 and 16.
'Nunsense' to open at Ghostlight
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:30 pm
"Nunsense: the Mega Musical!" will open Aug. 6 at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda, presented by Starry Night Theatre Inc.
TCC donating backpacks full of school supplies Aug. 1
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:25 pm
Residents in Grand Island are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.
National Night Out Aug. 4
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:25 pm
When Grand Island celebrates National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 4 in the Marion Klingel Town Commons, Islanders will have a chance to meet and greet their neighbors, but also mingle with members of the town's Traffic Safety Advisory Board.
Safe boating emphasized at 'Paddles Up'
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:25 pm
Exploring the water safely was a main theme at "Paddles Up," which was held July 25 at Beaver Island State Park.