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Island Conservative Party seeks candidates
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 07:35 pm
The Rev. Kevin Backus, chairman of the Conservative Committee of Grand Island, announced his party is now accepting requests from individuals interested in running for an elected position this fall.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: World Day of Prayer March 6
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 11:55 am
The Grand Island Ministerium will host a World Day of Prayer event at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church.
Happy retirement, Jean
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 11:55 am
Elderwood at Grand Island celebrated the retirement of longtime employee Jean Peters Friday.
Before the Bridges: A farmer's daughter - a good life on the Island
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 11:55 am
My grandfather Forsythe bought our family farm in May 1888; it consisted of over 1/2 mile of riverfront and acres and acres in the back.
Conservatives host leadership celebration
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 11:55 am
The Conservative Committee of Grand Island presented the Conservative Leadership Celebration Feb. 5 at Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks.
Island GOP seeks applicants
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 04:10 pm
The Grand Island Republican Committee is seeking applicants (two Town Council seats, justice, clerk and supervisor - a total of five expiring seats). Participants would run in the November election.
Martin's Fantasy Island to debut two new rides
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 02:45 pm
Martin's Fantasy Island has announced a $1 million expansion, with a brand-new ride and a new version of a classic to be ready for the 2015 season.
Why license your dog?
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:50 am
The Grand Island town clerk's office reports that, under New York State Agriculture and Markets Law, Article 7, it is mandatory for all dogs over the age of four months to be licensed and have current rabies shots in the state of New York.
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church: Groundbreaking of facility upgrade at child care center set for April
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:50 am
It's a familiar Grand Island landmark - that pretty brick church at the corner of Staley and Stony Point Roads. Soon to upgrade its appearance, St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church will add more space to its well-loved child care center, expanding a ministry to Grand Island children and their families that began in 1991.
Construction ahead
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:50 am
Town Supervisor Mary Cooke reports the New York State Thruway Authority will rehabilitate the Bedell Road Bridge over the I-190 on Grand Island.
GI Women's Golf Association to celebrate 50th anniversary
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:50 am
The Grand Island Women's Golf Association held its organizational meeting Jan. 28. Maureen Steck, president, presided. The golf schedule and activities for the 2015 season were discussed and finalized.
Islanders Bailey, Sugar wed
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Carissa M. Bailey, 26, and Robert E. Sugar, 28, were joyfully united in marriage Jan. 2, 2015, at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, witnessed by close family and friends.
Before the Bridges: When ferry boats plied the river
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Shirley Kreger Luther was with the first group to walk over the North Grand Island Bridge on wooden planks during the final phase of construction in 1934, before the bridge was even open to traffic.
Above and Beyond: Island firefighters prepare for ice rescue emergencies
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Being "surrounded" by the Niagara River is nothing new to Grand Islanders, but freezing winter temps pose unique problems for fire company rescue personnel handling an offshore emergency, according to Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski.
'Lost' hydrants problem for Island firefighters
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Fire Chief Matt Osinski reported that Grand Island Firefighters responding to fire emergencies can be severely handicapped by heavy snowfalls, which have recently buried many local hydrants.
Boy Scouts celebrate Scout Sunday at St. Stephen Church
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Scout Sunday for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts was celebrated at the 9 a.m. Mass Feb. 8 at St. Stephen R.C. Church.
Obit: Donald Ray Kaiser
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Donald Ray Kaiser, age 88, passed away peacefully Feb. 6, 2015.
Obit: Coreinne S. Wilting
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Coreinne S. Wilting, who was a resident of Grand Island, passed away Feb. 5, 2015.
Grand Island Board of Education: Veterans' tax exemption discussed
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Monday evening, a large audience listened to a tax exemption presentation at the Grand Island Board of Education meeting in the high school's Grand Viking Theater.
Geldin, audiologist, retires
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Falls area audiologist Alan M. Geldin describes his career as "so the hard of hearing may hear and the children can speak."
Grand Island Town Board: R-2 zoning moratorium vote pushed to March
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
The Grand Island Town Board will wait until its March meeting to enact a local law establishing a moratorium on development in R-2 zoning.
Spaghetti dinner at VFW
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. (or until sold out) Saturday, Feb. 14, at the post, 2121 Grand Island Blvd.
Town of Grand Island: Deadline approaching for all property tax exemptions
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
March 1 is the deadline for all Basic STAR, Enhanced/Senior STAR and veterans property tax exemptions to be added to the assessment roll for school tax year 2015-16 and town/county tax year 2016. There will be no courtesy telephone calls made.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER federal fire grants
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the application window for grants provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services program is now open.
Obit: Daniel R. McBride
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 03:55 pm
Daniel R. McBride of Grand Island entered into rest Feb. 1, 2015.
Obit: David R. Flaim
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 03:50 pm
David R. Flaim, 69, of Grand Island, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Amherst. Born in Niagara Falls, he was the son of the late Albeno and Margaret (Mossatti) Flaim.
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.