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Obit: Michele Sirianni
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 04:00 pm
Michele (Quarantello) Sirianni, 56, of Grand Island, passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo.
Obit: Donald Albert Swain
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 04:00 pm
Donald Albert Swain, 90, of Grand Island passed away recently.
Islanders, Jickster work to aid Food Bank of WNY
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 07:00 am
A pair of Grand Island residents assisted DJ Jickster of 97 Rock during his record-setting ninth annual "Rock Out Hunger" to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.
Huth Road Elementary School: First Thanksgiving celebrated
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:50 am
For 14 years, the first Thanksgiving has been celebrated at Huth Road Elementary School by students in Celeste Angelo's fifth grade, together with second-graders from Frances Burczynksi's class.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Osinski returns as 2015 fire chief
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:45 am
Grand Island firefighters chose 2015 firematic and administrative officers during annual elections held Wednesday, Dec. 3, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
St. Stephen School: Advent celebrated with candle-lighting
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:35 am
St. Stephen School students celebrated the Advent season with the lighting of the first of four candles on the Advent wreath.
Grand Island Rotary Club: Grant assists with purchase of new books
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:35 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island in cooperation with Rotary International has received a grant to purchase new books at Geraldine J. Mann Elementary School.
New home planned for Grand Island Family Practice
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:35 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has leased space at 2600 Grand Island Blvd., adjacent to Rocky's Pizzeria and next door to the KOA Campground, to serve as the new home for Grand Island Family Practice.
Grand Island High School students spend day giving back #GivingTuesday
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:35 am
Students from the Grand Island Leadership Niagara Chapter spent the day giving back at Community Missions in Niagara Falls on Dec. 2.
Island Presbyterian Church: Community dinner draws 75 for Thanksgiving
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:35 am
Approximately 75 persons shared a Thanksgiving dinner at Island Presbyterian Church, each with a different reason to be thankful.
Grand Island Town Board: Opponents of Lighthouse Pointe pack Town Hall for public hearing
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:20 am
A standing-room-only crowd of residents turned out to Grand Island Town Hall Monday to voice opposition to the Lighthouse Pointe project.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Slick roads cause chain reaction collisions
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:20 am
At 6:25 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to multiple motor vehicle accidents on the North Grand Island Bridge, northbound.
Scouts aid Code Blue Relief Mission
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:20 am
Boy Scout Troop 630 is collecting items for the less fortunate as part of a Christmas community service project.
Friends, family celebrate special 100th birthday
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:20 am
Friends and family of longtime Grand Islander Jean Wholahan helped her celebrate reaching the milestone of a 100th birthday.
Obit: James J. Strzalkowski
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 11:45 am
James J. Strzalkowski entered into rest Dec. 1, 2014.
Grand Island Town Board: 2015 budget passed
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:10 pm
The Grand Island Town Board passed a 2015 town budget at its Nov. 17 meeting that includes tax increases in the general fund and fire protection budget and raises for elected officials.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Island family escapes fast-moving residential fire
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:05 pm
At 8:19 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, Grand Island firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at the Palumbo residence on Broadway.
The Cellular Connection running food drive
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:00 pm
The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless retailer in the U.S., has announced that 300 of its stores will donate and volunteer at local food banks through its "Stop the Hunger" initiative this holiday season in a joint effort with its customers.
Kaegebein Elementary School 4th-graders celebrate Colonial Day
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:00 pm
Katherine Chadwick's fourth-grade class at Kaegebein Elementary School celebrated Colonial Day Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Huth Road Elementary School Peace Garden dedication
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:00 pm
A memorial to the students and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School will be dedicated at the Huth Road Elementary Choral Concert Thursday, Dec. 4.
Obit: James E. Tranter
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:55 pm
James E. Tranter passed away Oct. 18 at his home in Ocala, Florida. Jim was a longtime resident of Grand Island. He was an employee of DuPont in Niagara Falls for 18 years. He retired in 1998 and moved to Florida.
Poloncarz statement on passage of 2015 Erie County budget
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:50 am
On Tuesday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued the following statement following the Erie County Legislature's unanimous approval of an amended 2015 Erie County budget:
'Small Business Saturday' supported
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:55 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation in recognition of "Small Business Saturday," which will take place Nov. 29, the first Saturday after Thanksgiving and a day after "Black Friday."
Grand Island Town Board: Councilman resigns to take Highway Department post
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
Councilman Richard Crawford resigned his seat on the Grand Island Town Board to become the town's new deputy highway superintendent.
Grand Island Fire Co.: 3 Islanders hospitalized in carbon monoxide incident
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
At 9:12 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a report of carbon monoxide exposure involving a Countryside Lane family.
Spotlighters shows conclude
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
Despite not having an auditorium in which to perform because of the school district's $50 million capital project, the Spotlighters drama club at Grand Island High School made the most of a difficult situation by holding one-act plays in the school cafeteria and at Sidway Elementary School.
'One Starry Night' a Christmas event for all ages
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:35 am
Historic Trinity Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, will host "One Starry Night," a theatrical depiction of Bethlehem as it was the night Jesus was born, Friday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Red Cross continues blood drives in wake of severe weather
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:00 pm
As the Buffalo area continues to dig out from a historic storm, the American Red Cross is helping people in need by operating shelters and collecting blood.
Obit: Sharon Lee McDonnell
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 11:00 pm
Sharon Lee McDonnell, 58, of Grand Island, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo. Born in Buffalo, she is survived by her parents Alan and Joyce Oswald of Houston.
Obit: Delphine Lamar
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 11:00 pm
A memorial service was held at the LaSalle Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Niagara Falls for Delphine Lamar, who entered into rest Nov. 7, 2014, at the age of 65.
Nonperishable food drive underway
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
Bonnie FitzGerald and RealtyUSA of Grand Island are now conducting their annual nonperishable food collection drive. Donors can bring in nonperishable goods to the RealtyUSA office at 2139 Grand Island Blvd. where they will find a donation box in the front lobby.
Veterans urged to join VFW, American Legion
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
On a day set aside to honor veterans for their service, Islanders were invited to join the town's two active veterans organizations.
Grand Island Optical donating $5 per exam to Neighbors Foundation
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
Grand Island Optical at 2077 Baseline Road is in the midst of its second annual November fundraiser. The company is donating $5 from each eye exam this month to the Neighbors Foundation.
Baked Cupcakery celebrates official ribbon-cutting
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce helped the Baked Cupcakery celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard Nov. 22
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
With October behind us and the holiday season now in sight, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island, especially the Recreation Department, are counting down the days until the third annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities.
New sign at Grand Island Memorial Library
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 12:00 pm
On Nov. 1, the Grand Island Memorial Library officially recognized the new sign at its Bedell Road entrance, in conjunction with the celebration of the library's 25th anniversary at its present location.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Kayaker rescued from Niagara River, treated for hypothermia
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 11:55 am
Shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a distress call for a man in the Niagara River near a boat dock area at 4552 East River Road.
Grand Island Board of Education: No action taken on veterans tax exemption
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 11:55 am
The Grand Island Board of Education met Monday evening at Grand Island High School and covered a wide range of topics.
Huth Road Elementary School: Weather Machine Weather Station now up and running, live online
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 05:25 pm
The Huth Road Elementary School weather station is live and online. Located in the school courtyard, the station provides information on the weather on the north end of the Island.
Grand Island CSD: Assistant superintendent returns home to Niagara Falls district
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 05:25 pm
The Grand Island Central School District assistant superintendent of finance and support services, Joe Giarrizzo, has accepted the position as administrator for school business services in the Niagara Falls City School District beginning Nov. 25.