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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.

Grand Island High School: DECA, Student Council help Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 07:00 am
For the past 15 years, the GIHS DECA Club has sorted food for needy families during the holidays. The distribution place originally was at the Stony Point Road firehall, until the generosity of the community forced the Neighbors Foundation to find a larger space, the Knights of Columbus.
Veronica Connor Middle School: Loose change adds up to help the needy
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 07:00 am
The "Give Change to Make a Change" fund drive at Veronica Connor Middle School raised $1,653.33 for the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island.
Road work ahead
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 08:00 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.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: Everyone welcome to annual Christmas Pageant
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:05 pm
Children at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church will learn about the real meaning of Christmas this weekend through the medium of musical theater.
Grand Island Central School District: New transportation center proposal approved by voters
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:00 pm
Director of Transportation Jack Burns called the approval of a proposal for a new transportation center on Baseline Road "a good day for Grand Island."
Grand Island Neighbors Foundation: Food donations pick up
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:00 pm
The Grand Island Neighbors Foundation and volunteers brought pallets of donated food to the Knights of Columbus hall on Whitehaven Road for unboxing, sorting and distribution to needy Island families at Christmas.
Women of the Word holds anniversary celebration
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:00 pm
"There is such joy in the building when you are here," said Pastor Larry Baird of Trinity United Methodist Church as he addressed the 110 women who attended the 25th anniversary celebration of Women of the Word on Thursday, Dec. 13.
Veronica Connor Middle School students bring the seasonal creativity
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:00 pm
The Christmas spirit brought out the creative spirit in students at Veronica Connor Middle School. The school and its students continued a tradition of holding a door decorating contest.
Grand Island High School: Interact rings the bell for Salvation Army
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:00 pm
Members of Interact Club at Grand Island High School were ringing the bell for the Salvation Army again at Tops Market last weekend.
Trinity United Methodist Church: Christmas story comes to life
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:55 pm
The Christmas story came alive for 180 visitors at Trinity United Methodist Church Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2. The program, written by Group Publishing, called "One Starry Night," was the culmination of 10 months of preparation.
Veronica Connor Middle School: Students support Neighbors with 'Change'
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:55 pm
The students and staff of Veronica Connor Middle School have shown their generosity and compassion this holiday season by participating in numerous fundraisers.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Holiday party held at Launch Club
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:50 pm
Approximately 100 people attended last Thursday's Grand Island Chamber of Commerce holiday party at the Buffalo Launch Club.