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Ceretto hosts charity drive for communities devastated by 'Super Storm' Sandy
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto is hosting a charity drive for downstate communities devastated by "Super Storm" Sandy. Supplies are being collected at Ceretto's office, located at 1700 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, on Friday, Nov. 9, and Tuesday, Nov. 13. Collected items will be assembled in Albany and shipped to Staten Island, Queens and Long Island later next week.
Ceretto confident in re-election to Assembly
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 09:00 pm
On Wednesday, Assemblyman John D. Ceretto expressed confidence in his re-election to the New York State Assembly.
Statement from Kathy Hochul on 2012 election
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 07:50 am
"Early this morning I called Chris Collins and congratulated him on being elected to Congress."
Unofficial election results
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 07:45 am
As President Obama wins a second term nationally, both Democrat and Republican parties score big victories in Western New York.
Absentee ballots must be postmarked by today
Mon, Nov 5th 2012 11:20 am
As a reminder, all absentee ballots must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 5, in order to be counted in this election.
Turkey Trot online registration available
Sat, Nov 3rd 2012 07:00 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has announces that online registration for the 117th annual YMCA Turkey Trot is now available. The race, held Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, Nov. 22) continues to be a sold out event every year. Online registration is available at www.ymcabuffaloniagara.org and will be available until noon on Nov. 15 or until capacity of 13,000 is reached.
Grand Island BOE: Audit shows district in good standing
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 10:00 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education held a joint meeting with the Grand Island Town Board Monday evening at Grand Island High School. In the latter part of the meeting, trustees considered a varied agenda consisting of mostly updates on long-standing projects and issues.
Grand Island High School: Interact Club conducts beautification effort
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 10:00 pm
Members of the Interact Club of Grand Island High School planted bulbs in the library courtyard last week as part of their ongoing efforts in volunteerism.
Vikings offense shut down in playoff loss
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 10:00 pm
Grand Island shut down the usually high-powered Sweet Home offense Saturday, but it was the Panthers' defense that won them a trip to Ralph Wilson Stadium for the Section VI Football Federation Class A championship.
Grand Island: CEO of Holiday Inn owner making plans
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:55 pm
Byblos Hospitality, the new owners of the Holiday Inn Grand Island, is forming an action plan for development of the hotel that it bought at auction last week.
Lions reach out to community, sister club
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:55 pm
As part of Lions community outreach programs, the Grand Island Lions Club helped prepare and serve a pig roast dinner for re-enactment members at Lewiston's 200th anniversary celebration of the War of 1812.
Higgins, Madigan debate
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:50 pm
Challenger Mike Madigan of Grand Island and incumbent Congressman Brian Higgins held their second political debate this week leading up to next week's election in the 26th District.
2 new Rotarians inducted
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:50 pm
At its morning breakfast meeting, Grand Island Rotarians welcomed two new members: Ron Sutton and Cheryl Zanghi.
Grand Island: Second Island Tim Hortons opens, more locations eyed
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:00 pm
Tim Hortons opened a second restaurant on Grand Island Thursday morning with hopes for adding a third or even a fourth.
Grisanti calls on Albany colleagues to pass pet abuse registry legislation
Wed, Oct 31st 2012 02:30 pm
On Wednesday, State Sen. Mark Grisanti urged his colleagues in both the Senate and Assembly to quickly pass legislation he introduced in the spring that would create a state registry of criminals convicted of abusing animals and prevent them from getting near another innocent victim.
NFP pumpkin contest entries
Wed, Oct 31st 2012 11:25 am
Check out the entries in our pumpkin contest -- and don't forget to enter for a chance to win some great prizes.
Grisanti offers safety numbers
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 04:15 pm
Important phone numbers to have on hand in case of extreme weather.
New tradition begins on Grand Island
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 07:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring "Light Up the Boulevard Electric Parade and Festival" to take place down Grand Island Boulevard and in the Town Hall parking lot on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Join DAV
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 07:00 am
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 168 of Grand Island is putting out the invite to all interested veterans in the Niagara County area to join their organization.
YMCA collects cans for a cause
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 07:00 am
As part of the YMCAs commitment to the community, the Y has teamed up with the Food Bank of WNY to help give back to those in need right here in Western New York. Beginning Nov. 1, all seven area YMCA Buffalo Niagara Branches and YMCA Buffalo Niagara's corporate office will begin taking donations of non-perishable items for the Food Bank of WNY.
Nov. 1 deadline for listing in 2013 Community Directory
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is collecting personal and business cell phone or unpublished numbers in the 2013 Grand Island Community Directory along with business advertisements until Nov. 1. Call 716-773-3651, or stop in the Chamber Office at 2257 Grand Island Blvd.
Grand Island High School: Student Council raising money with Vikings for Vets 5K
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
Students at Grand Island High School will raise money for local veterans with the first-ever Vikings for Vets 5-kilometer event.
Grand Island: Seasonal reminders
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
Last call for Island homeowners to get their tree trimmings/brush out to the curb.
Grand Island: New program addresses fitness for kids
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
To address the need for children to stay active in the winter months, a local business has added a new program to its offerings.
Grnad Island native to race in NYC Marathon
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
Island native LeighAnn Martinez is a Kessler Foundation employee who is sponsored to be one of 200 hundred disabled people to participate in the New York City Marathon.
Theodore's enjoying 'Red Hot' success
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 07:00 pm
When a new restaurant opens three establishments in just 18 months, you know that the owners must be doing something right.
Bring on Sweet Home
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:50 pm
Grand Island left no doubt who they wanted to play for the right to advance to the Section VI Class A Football Federation championship at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life doubles recruitment effort
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:45 pm
Changes are in store for the 2013 Grand Island Relay For Life, but two things remain constants: getting in touch with survivors, and developing new teams and volunteers for committees.
Grand Island: Reassessment update
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:45 pm
The Town of Grand Island 2013 Reassessment Project is on schedule to be completed in the spring of 2013, according to Town Assessor Judy Tafelski.
Zonta members learn about Family Justice Center
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:40 pm
There have been three-dozen murders of women by a husband or boyfriend in the past five years in Erie and Niagara counties. The cold hard facts of domestic abuse were the topic Tuesday (Oct. 23) as the Zonta Club of Grand Island heard about the work of the Family Justice Center from its executive director, Mary Travers Murphy.
Proclamation made for UNICEF Day
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:35 pm
Islanders are advised to have a cup of coins ready, as well as all that candy, when the gremlins come to the door this Halloween.
Gearing up for 60th celebration of Kaegebein
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:25 pm
Former administrators, teachers, staff and students are invited to celebrate the 60th anniversary of William Kaegebein Elementary School.

The festivities will take place on Monday, Nov. 19, from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. in the Kaegebein gym. Also, an evening celebration is being planned from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. for those who are unable to attend the morning ceremony.

We have a winner
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:20 pm
Matt Schreiner of Grand Island was the lucky winner of a painting by artist Terry Klaaren in a raffle to benefit the Grand Island Mural Project.
Holiday Inn goes for $4.4 million
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:20 pm
A hospitality company in the United Arab Emirates was the high bidder for the Holiday Inn Grand Island this week.

Byblos Hospitality Group of Dubai and several local investors teamed to bid $4.4 million for the property.

Blackbird Asset Services of Williamsville with Tulsa, Okla.-based AmeriBid conducted the bank-owned hotel auction of the Holiday Inn Grand Island on Oct. 24.

"The hotel is running close to full occupancy most nights, and we expect that to continue right through our sale process and into new ownership," noted Stephen Karbelk, co-chairman of AmeriBid LLC. "This is an awesome opportunity for an investor to pick up a full service hotel that's running really well."

Coats 4 Kids returns, distribution dates set
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:45 pm
Joe Petrozzi, and his son Russ, of Capitol Cleaners, are again collecting, cleaning and giving gently used coats and other winter wear to needy families in Western New York. The days for distribution to the community are Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Keeping seniors informed
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:45 pm
Rep. Kathy Hochul released the following statement last week on the start of Medicare open enrolment:
'Antler Alert': Thruway Authority, State Police remind motorists of deer season dangers
Wed, Oct 24th 2012 11:25 am
The New York State Thruway Authority and New York State Troop T are reminding motorists of the danger of deer season with their annual "Antler Alert." Most deer-vehicle collisions occur from October through December.
Overnight lane closures on South Grand Island Bridge begin
Wed, Oct 24th 2012 11:25 am
Temporary overnight lane closures are scheduled on the Niagara Thruway (I-190) for the northbound South Grand Island Bridge beginning Wednesday, Oct. 24, and continuing through Friday, Dec. 14, the New York State Thruway Authority this week.
Business Council of New York, New York League of Conservations Voters back Grisanti for Senate
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 03:30 pm
The Business Council of New York State Inc. and the New York League of Conservation Voters have come together to endorse Mark Grisanti in the 60th New York State Senate District.