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Buffalo Zoo animal adoption package makes unique Valentine gift
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo is offering special animal adoption packages for Valentine's Day.
Erie County: Poloncarz, Burstein address importance of measles vaccinations
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 04:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined today by Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, Chief Medical Officer of Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo Dr. Stephen Turkovich, and Dr. Shamim Islam, M.D., of the division of infectious diseases at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to discuss the importance of measles vaccinations in stopping the spread of the disease.
On World Cancer Day, Higgins champions legislation to increase biomedical research funding
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 09:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins recognized Feb. 4 as World Cancer Day by announcing the introduction of legislation aimed at the fight to rid the world of cancer and other debilitating diseases.
Cooke sworn in to countywide post
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:35 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard swore in the 2015 officers of the Association of Erie County Governments on Jan. 22 at Salvatore's Italian Gardens in Depew.
Recognized
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:35 pm
The Sandy Beach Yacht Club Women's Organization presented its Woman of the Year to Kathy Podgorny at a dinner in December.
GI Conservative Committee to hold celebration
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:35 pm
Grand Island Conservatives will present the Conservative Leadership Celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks Golf Club, 201 Whitehaven Road.
Charlotte Sidway Elementary School students see exotic animals
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:35 pm
Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics visited Sidway Elementary School students Jan. 14. Students were able to meet and learn about some exotic animals such as a baby kangaroo, an African snake, a lynx, a tarantula and a rare owl.
Grand Island High School: 'Shrek the Musical' is ogre the top
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:35 pm
Grand Island High School will present a more modern musical when it stages "Shrek the Musical" for three performances Feb. 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the new Grand Viking Theater at GIHS, 1100 Ransom Road.
Grand Island Board of Education: Veterans tax exemption to be topic at Feb. 9 meeting
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:25 pm
At the next Grand Island Central School District Board of Education meeting, Nancy DiLonardo, chief data tax clerk from Erie County Real Property Tax Services, will present information on the proposed Alternative Veterans' Tax Exemption and the possible financial impact it will have on the Grand Island taxpayer, as well as the school district.
History of Niagara River islands retold at Launch Club presentation
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:25 pm
As a boy, Gary Kenline spent his summers on Motor Boat Island, an island that his grandfather had purchased in 1930.
The DeGlopper Air Assault School dedicated at Fort Bragg
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:25 pm
Pictured are the family and friends of Pfc. Charles DeGlopper at the Iron Mike Statue at Airborne and Special Ops Museum in Fayetteville, N.C. The group was in North Carolina for the dedication of The DeGlopper Air Assault School at Fort Bragg, which took place Jan. 22.
Air Assault School at Fort Bragg renamed for DeGlopper
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:20 pm
Fort Bragg's recently established Air Assault School was renamed for Medal of Honor recipient and Grand Island native Pfc. Charles DeGlopper on Jan. 22.
Grand Island Town Board: No consensus reached on council appointment
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:20 pm
The Grand Island Town Board remains one member short after four councilpersons were unable Monday to reach a consensus on who to appoint to one vacant seat.
Bob Weaver Motorsports wins 2014 Battle of the Bolts
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:20 pm
Bob Weaver Motorsports of Niagara Falls Boulevard in Wheatfield has won the 2014 "Battle of the Bolts" contest, winning out over 39 entries entered in this year's contest.
Grand Island High School: Paddle board project demonstrates STEAM learning
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:20 pm
Grand Island High School's Engineering Tech Club showcased its handcrafted paddle board to 20 school districts at a collaborative STEAM meeting.
Marc Scibilia featured in Jeep Super Bowl commercial with 'This Land Is Your Land'
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 02:35 pm
Sunday night, Marc Scibilia was featured in a Super Bowl commercial as his take on the Woody Guthrie song "This Land Is Your Land" played during a high-profile, 90-second spot for the new Jeep Renegade campaign branded "Beautiful Lands."
Veronica Connor Middle School: District welcomes new assistant principal
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 07:00 am
At its meeting Monday, Jan. 26, the Grand Island Central School District Board of Education unanimously appointed Danielle Wallenhorst Hawkins as the assistant principal for Veronica E. Connor Middle School.
Obit: Milena Cillag (née Popovich)
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 12:00 pm
Milena (née Popovich) Cillag entered into rest Dec. 29, 2014.
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."
Island of Hope: Relay For Life kicks off 2015 campaign
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 12:25 pm
Grand Island residents came ready for action at the kickoff of Grand Island's 13th annual Relay For Life on Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Obit: John Quinn Mikulski
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 12:25 pm
After a lengthy illness, John Quinn "Jack" Mikulski, beloved husband of Beverley L. (neé Samuels) Mikulski for 55 years, passed away Jan. 6.
Buffalo Launch Club to present tales of Strawberry, Motor Boat islands
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 12:20 pm
There is an island in the Niagara River that has been named and renamed several times. It was originally called Frog Island. When it was purchased by the Motor Boat Club of Buffalo in 1907, it was renamed Motor Boat Island, and the club built a clubhouse on the island.
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.