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Obit: Irene M. Thompson
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 05:00 am
Irene M. Thompson entered into rest Sept. 29, 2015.
In a victory for veterans, Higgins announces Kids Korner at Buffalo VA will remain open
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Wednesday the House of Representatives approved legislation that will allow the Kids Korner program at the Buffalo VA Medical Center to remain open.
Whitehaven Road Baptist Church: Forum, author to present 'When God and Cancer Meet'
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
A seminar planned for Whitehaven Road Baptist Church is designed to fill a void in the treatment of cancer.
Grand Island Fire Co.: 'Hear the Beep Where You Sleep' is fire prevention theme
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 06:05 pm
The National Fire Protection Association notes nighttime fires can generate deadly gases such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide, which can result in fatal consequences for sleeping family members if there is no advance warning. Therefore, the 2015 fire prevention theme has been designated "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm."
Food collection at Taste of Grand Island, CROP Walk
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 06:00 pm
The CROP Walk of Grand Island will accept donations of nonperishable foods between noon and 7 p.m. during the Taste of Grand Island, being held Saturday, Oct. 3, and on the day of the annual CROP Walk, held the following day at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Beaver Island Marina North shelter.
Ag district forum set for Sept. 29
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:40 pm
The Grand Island Agricultural Cooperative Association will help all interested Island landowners join Erie County's agricultural district at no cost during an enrollment application help forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 2487 Long Road.
Hymns to celebrate 125th anniversary of Old St. Stephen
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:40 pm
The Grand Island Community Chorus has extended an invitation to participate in a hymn sing at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Old St. Stephen Church, 2100 Baseline Road, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the historic old church.
Kaegebein gets its new playground
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:25 pm
Kim Cich, who founded the Kaegebein Playground Committee, surveyed the approximately 50 volunteers who were building the new playground on Sept. 19 and said, "I am very grateful. For generations to come, this playground will be enjoyed by many in the community. I also feel very blessed by the community coming together."
Pet blessing set for St. Martin's
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 11:00 am
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, will host its fourth annual pet blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, on Saturday, Oct. 3.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard Nov. 21
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
The fourth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities will take place Saturday, Nov. 21.
GOP, Dem party chiefs happy after Sept. 10 primary
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
Both the Republican and Democratic party heads were pleased with last Thursday's results in party primaries.
One Island, One Team to receive award
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
One Island, One Team Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition has been chosen to receive the Community Partnership Award at the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse's annual meeting luncheon.
GIHS to hold open house Sept. 24
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:50 am
Grand Island High School will hold its annual open house from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.
Keep Grand Island Beating fundraiser set
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:50 am
One year after a Veronica Connor Middle School student was resuscitated on the track at Masters Field after collapsing during a gym class, a 1-mile run/walk, called Keep Grand Island Beating, will take place at 11 a.m. Sept. 26 to raise funds to purchase CPR training equipment and a portable automated external defibrillator.
Deb Billoni recognized
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:20 am
Deborah Billoni, chair of the Town of Grand Island Ethics Committee and treasurer of the Grand Island Republican Committee, received a 2015 Business First Woman of Influence Award as a Community Supporter on Sept. 17 during a luncheon in Depew. Billoni has been the director of finance and operations at the International Institute of Buffalo since 2009.
Local input sought on Common Core review
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:20 am
Five months after first calling for a more unified and pragmatic public education system, state Sen. Marc Panepinto stood with community education stakeholders Sept. 11 to discuss New York state's Common Core program.
Assembly required: Kaegebein playground construction begins
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 08:00 am
Approximately 20 volunteers unloaded numerous pieces of equipment from a large trailer Sept. 11 at Kaegebein Elementary School in the final stages of a long effort to upgrade the school's playground.
Grand Island: Gus Macker happy about Gus Macker tourney
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:10 pm
Gus Macker himself was pleased with Grand Island's first hosting of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament.
Elderwood hosts second Cruise Night
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:00 pm
Elderwood of Grand Island turned back the clock for its residents by hosting its second annual Cruise Night Sept. 2.
Two more rabies clinics offered in September
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health, in collaboration with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, the Medaille College Veterinary Technology program and the SPCA serving Erie County, is holding two more free rabies vaccination clinics in September.
Computer and Electronic Recycling Day set for Saturday
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:00 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick reminds residents that the county is hosting a free Computer and Electronic Recycling Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at GM Tonawanda Engine Plant No. 1, 2995 River Road, between Sheridan Drive and Edgar Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda.
Detectives arrest two for stealing $1K in groceries
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports members of the Detective Bureau arrested two females involved Aug. 11 with a grand larceny at Tops Market on Grand Island.
Obit: Donald R. Bachert
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:55 pm
Grand Island resident Donald R. Bachert entered into rest Sept. 4, 2015.
Erie County social services to launch SNAP call center
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:20 pm
Erie County Department of Social Services Commissioner Al Dirschberger has announced the launch of a new supplemental nutrition assistance program ("SNAP") call center designed to help families on nutrition assistance to resolve service issues more quickly. Residents are now directed to call 716-858-7239 to get quick assistance with their SNAP case.
Gus Macker all about hoops
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:00 am
When all was said and done, the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament turned out just as event organizer Corey McGowan planned.
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.