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Photos to be saved for generations, old photos scanned while you wait
Sat, Feb 2nd 2013 07:00 am
The Grand Island Historic Preservation Advisory Board is looking to scan pictures to save for future generations. Bring your old pictures of family, friends, buildings, etc., from earlier days on Grand Island, to be saved for posterity.
Grand Island High School: 'S.S. American' about to sail
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 07:15 pm
The music department at Grand Island High School has turned its ship around 180 degrees in presenting "Anything Goes" as its spring musical this year.
Obit: John French Wakeley
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 12:15 pm
John French Wakeley, entered into rest Jan. 28, 2013. He was a resident of Grand Island.
Town of Grand Island collecting $200K Safe Routes to School grant
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island has received a grant of more than $200,000 to improve sidewalks in the Ransom Road neighborhood near Grand Island High School and Veronica Connor Middle School.
St. Stephen School Mission Club support Kairos project
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 07:00 am
Members of St. Stephen School Mission Club lovingly decorated special placemats to be given to incarcerated men and women, through the Kairos prison ministry.
Grand Island Rotary Club hears presentation on success, challenges of WNY Muslims
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club, in its weekly meeting at the Buffalo Launch Club on Jan. 16, was treated to an unfolding story of the difficulties, and successes, of Muslims in Western New York reaching the public with the message of their tolerance and Americanization.

The talk was by Dr. Khalid Qazi, professor of internal medicine at the University at Buffalo, and also chair of the WNY Muslim Public Affairs Council. He led off with an example of how security difficulties kept a "MASH" unit sent by the U.S. Army to Pakistan from really helping after a devastating earthquake there in 2005, until Qazi and other medical personnel (Pakistani natives) who were also there on a relief mission, intervened.

The talk was by Dr. Khalid Qazi, professor of internal medicine at the University at Buffalo, and also chair of the WNY Muslim Public Affairs Council. He led off with an example of how security difficulties kept a "MASH" unit sent by the U.S. Army to Pakistan from really helping after a devastating earthquake there in 2005, until Qazi and other medical personnel (Pakistani natives) who were also there on a relief mission, intervened.

Poloncarz announces free rabies clinic
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 07:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announces a free rabies clinic will be held from 3 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road, Buffalo.
Above and Beyond: GIFC installs 2013 officers
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 07:00 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard administered the oaths of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 12, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.

Both firematic and administrative officers were sworn to uphold their 2013 community protection duties. Howard was joined by Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto; representative of New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti, Ron Descenes; Grand Island town officials, including Mary Cooke, other special guests and family members in praising the selfless dedication of these GIFC volunteers.

Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Directors, board installed at meeting
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 07:00 am
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce held its board of directors meeting and installation of newly elected directors at the Holiday Inn Grand Island.
Grand Island High School: Job Search Feb. 14
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 07:00 am
Grand Island High School has announced that Job Search Seminar will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Holiday Inn Grand Island, 100 Whitehaven Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakout sessions will be provided by local colleges.

Job Search Seminar was developed by the Grand Island High School Business Department in response to local businesses and their need for more qualified and prepared student workers.

District offers lockers to GIHS hall walkers
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District (until May 1) will make available to all hall walkers an individual locker in which to store their personal items while exercising. These lockers are conveniently located close to the high school Viking Mall.

Call Bobby Cushing at 773-8820, ext. 6, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to obtain a locker number and personal locker combination number. Should there not be a person to answer a phone call, press "0" and leave a message, which will promptly be returned.

Grand Island High School: Viking Vision celebrates 250th webcast
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 07:00 am
The next airing of Grand Island High School's Viking Vision news program establishes another milestone for the student-driven news program.
Buffalo Launch Club installs 2013 board of directors, enters 110th year
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 06:55 am
On Sunday, Dec. 30, the Buffalo Launch Club installed its new board of directors for the 2013 season.

The Launch Club is one of the oldest and most highly regarded powerboat clubs in the United States. Newly installed Commodore Andy Barbasch says that the club is anticipating one of its best years ever; "While half of our members are non-boaters who join for the facilities and activities, our boating members consider the park-like setting of the 95-slip marina the premier boat club in WNY."

LaSalle Yacht Club installs officers for 2013
Mon, Jan 21st 2013 01:10 pm
A sign that spring and a new boating season is not far away is the annual installation of officers of the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls.
Obit: Robert A. Savoy
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
Robert A. Savoy, entered into rest Jan. 10, 2013. He was a resident of Grand Island.
Obit: Claude 'Bob' Pettitt
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
Claude "Bob" Pettitt passed away Dec. 25, 2012, at the age of 88 in Dayton, Ohio. He was formerly of Grand Island.
Obit: Jerome L. Szczublewski
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
Jerome L. Szczublewski passed away on Jan. 16, 2013.
Obit: John A. McCarthy
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
John A. McCarthy of Grand Island entered into rest on Jan. 16, 2013.
Grand Island restaurants win awards at Buffalo Soup Fest
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:00 pm
The Village Inn and Serene Gardens were winners Sunday at the third annual Buffalo Soup Fest, held at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew. Village Inn owner Mike Carr and Sarah Mallare took home the Best Chili award at the event for their Mayan Chocolate Chili, while Satomi and Dr. Joshua Smith of Serene Gardens took home an award for Best Kept Secret.
Grand Island High School: Students preparing Cole Porter's 'Anything Goes'
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:00 pm
Rehearsals are ongoing for the Grand Island High School Music Department presentation of the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes" in the auditorium of Grand Island High School.
Oursler breaks 1,000-point mark in win
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:00 pm
Cassie Oursler scored the 1,000th point of her Grand Island Vikings basketball career Jan. 4 in Niagara Falls.
GIHS has record number of students win at DECA regionals
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:55 am
Students from Grand Island High School had a record-setting weekend in Lockport. A team of 101 students in the DECA program traveled to Lockport High School for the Region 12 DECA competition. Fifty-seven returned with awards, the most Grand Island has ever had in the program's history.
Knights of Columbus: Bingo is back on Grand Island
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:50 am
Starting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, and every week after that, bingo is back on Grand Island.
Grand Island Board of Education: Goris resigns, Christmann says goodbye
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:40 am
In an unexpected addition to Monday evening's Board of Education meeting agenda, board President David Goris announced his resignation from the board, stating he no longer has sufficient time to devote to the position.
John Joseph Wesolek passes away
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:40 am
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church for John Joseph Wesolek of Grand Island, who passed away Jan. 9, 2013.
NCCC announces Tech Wars 2013 winners
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:35 am
Niagara County Community College hosted more than 800 students from 22 Western New York school districts at Tech Wars 2013 on Wednesday. Competitions ranged from RC Heavyweight Sumo Robotics to 3D Modeling and CO2 Car Races.
Watch: Road construction ahead
Fri, Jan 11th 2013 10:00 pm
Temporary overnight lane closures are scheduled on the Niagara Thruway for both the northbound and southbound South Grand Island Bridge through Friday, Jan. 14, the New York State Thruway Authority announced.
Car fire on Grand Island
Fri, Jan 11th 2013 02:35 pm
A car fire broke out on Friday, Jan. 11, by the Buckhorn Island onramp ahead of the northbound Grand Island bridge.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Several Islanders charged with DWI
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard reports that sheriff's deputies made two arrests on the Island for driving while intoxicated over New Year's Eve.
Grand Island High School: Student toy drive supports Roswell Park
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
As part of a yearly tradition since 1999, members of the boys junior varsity basketball team at Grand Island High School and the members of the GIHS Venture Yearbook have teamed up for a noteworthy cause.
Kids Karaoke offers new opportunity
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
Young Island singers have a new outlet for their talents.
St. Stephen School: Thank you, veterans
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 09:00 pm
Students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades at St. Stephen School diligently created unique Christmas ornaments for the clients of Western New York's Veteran's Housing Coalition.
Grand Island High School: Yearbook staff spreads Christmas cheer
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 09:00 pm
Grand Island Venture Yearbook staff and editors spread their Christmas spirit this year by fundraising a little harder for a great cause. The group, which includes students from all grades in the high school, raised an extra $500 to donate in gift cards from the Boulevard Mall to the Ray family of Grand Island.
Kindergarten Holiday Show presented
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 09:00 pm
The kindergarten students at Sidway Elementary School entertained parents and grandparents with the annual Kindergarten Holiday Show.
Lions hold annual Christmas party
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 08:40 pm
On Dec. 12, the Grand Island Lions Club held its annual Christmas party at the Holiday Inn Grand Island.
Chris Aronica, John Ceretto sworn in at Town Hall
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 08:30 pm
One familiar face and one new face were sworn in to public office on New Year's Eve.

At a ceremony in Grand Island Town Hall, lifelong Islander Chris Aronica was sworn in to a seat on the Grand Island Town Board, and John Ceretto took his oath of office to the New York State Assembly.

Cassata, of Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare, takes medical mission to Dominican Republic
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 04:50 pm
Grand Islander Dr. Adrienne Cassata, an optometrist with Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare, will take her skills and experience to benefit the less fortunate when she travels on a medical mission to the Dominican Republic in January.
2012 Grand Island recap
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 07:00 am
Notable events of the past year.
U.S. Border Patrol Buffalo Sector has busy charitable month
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 07:00 am
The U.S. Border Patrol's Buffalo Sector participated in numerous charity events this month to provide assistance to local communities during the holiday season.

Buffalo Border Patrol employees donated approximately $50,000 to the Combined Federal Campaign program, which ended Dec. 15. CFC is the world's largest annual workplace charity campaign. Buffalo Sector increased its donations by $1,000 from last year's totals, which accounted for 9 percent of Western New York's CFC efforts.