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Grand Island Town Board: Eagle Scout receives proclamation
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:35 pm
The Grand Island Town Board at its monthly meeting honored an Islander who has earned the highest and most prestigious rank in the Boy Scouts of America.
Shirley Luther honored with Town Board proclamation
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:35 pm
Oct. 15 was proclaimed Shirley Luther Day in the Town of Grand Island by the Town Board Monday.
St. Martin's hosts annual pet blessing
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:35 pm
Island pets were celebrated Saturday, Oct. 4, with a special pet blessing at St. Martin-in-the-Field Episcopal Church on Baseline Road.
Wild Women Unite on Island
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:30 pm
Nothing stops "Wild Women" once they get started.
Fire Prevention Week held
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:30 pm
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski spoke to the students at St. Stephen School Wednesday as part of safety education during Fire Prevention Week at Island schools.
Obit: Eleanor Varga
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:30 pm
Grand Island resident Eleanor Varga entered into rest Oct. 2, 2014.
Can You Help Lisa Sorri?
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 03:40 pm
•A benefit for Lisa Sorri will be held from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Grand Island Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752, 1841 Whitehaven Road.
NYPA approves increased funding for statewide energy efficiency improvements under Build Smart NY
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:45 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees Wednesday approved increased energy efficiency funding of $117 million in support of the Build Smart NY program, a statewide initiative resulting from a 2012 executive order by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to reduce energy use in state buildings by 20 percent by 2020.
Blood drive, health fair at Elderwood at Grand Island
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 11:50 am
Elderwood at Grand Island, 2850 Grand Island Blvd., will sponsor a blood drive, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The blood drive will be conducted through Unyts Mobile Express bus. Unyts brings both a significant savings to area hospitals and assurance to Western New York donors that blood donations remain local.
Town of Grand Island clerk's office introduces online tax payment, information site
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:55 pm
Town Clerk Pattie Frentzel has announced the new online payment and information link for taxes is up and running.
Beautiful weather enhances Beaver Island CROP Walk
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:55 pm
Grand Island's 28th CROP Walk was held Sept. 28 on a bright early autumn day, a good day for walking in the park and a good day for remembering past CROP Walks in the park and elsewhere.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: 30 Days of Giveaways underway
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:55 pm
The Grand Island Chamber's second annual 30 Days of Giveaways online contest began Oct. 1 at midnight.
Grand Island High School: Class of 2017 holding ongoing fundraiser
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:55 pm
Reusable grocery bags are on sale to support the GIHS Class of 2017. Measuring 15 inches by 13 inches, the bags are $3 each or two for $5.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Club to 'Light Up Rotary'
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:50 pm
The Grand Island Rotary Club received a visit Sept. 24 from Rotary District Gov. Jack Amico, who asked the club to "Light Up Rotary" by spreading the news of Rotary endeavors, such as the GI club's support in building a clinic in Haiti and a hospital in Nepal, and local support for Miracle League, to name few.
GI Conservative Committee reorganizes
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:50 pm
The Grand Island Conservative Committee held its reorganizational meeting at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa on Sept. 29.
Erie County Clerk's Office: Auto Bureau now accepting reservations
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:45 pm
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced the Erie County Auto Bureau is now accepting reservations online in order to improve wait times and make it easier for customers to conduct their business quickly during a time that is convenient for them.
Grand Island Lions Club seeks to make 100 million acts of kindness
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:45 pm
Lions District 20N Gov. Mike Lawkowski was the guest speaker at the Grand Island Lions Club's Sept. 24 dinner meeting held at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Zonta Club of Grand Island: Tribute Garden dedicated, walk held
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:40 pm
Members of the Zonta Club of Grand Island attended the fifth annual Break the Cycle bike-a-thon and walk held at Isle View Park in Tonawanda Saturday, Sept. 27, to raise money, awareness, and, as a community, join together to break the cycle of domestic violence.
Walk-in flu clinics for area veterans scheduled
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:40 pm
Veterans enrolled in VA health care may obtain flu vaccines at upcoming walk-in clinics scheduled at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo on the following dates and times:
River Lea to host exhibit
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:40 pm
The Grand Island Historical Society will hold an open house at River Lea from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19.
Mass for loss of a child set for Oct. 29
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:40 pm
If you or someone you know is grieving the loss of a child, including miscarriage, stillbirth and abortion, a special Mass to offer prayer, healing and hope will take place Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen R.C. Church, 2100 Baseline Road.
Taste of Grand Island serves 3rd helping
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:00 pm
The third annual Taste of Grand Island enjoyed another bright and warm day from Mother Nature, just like its second edition last year.
Kara Dudley on TV
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 04:20 pm
Grand Islander Kara Dudley made an appearance on "The Steve Harvey Show" Oct. 1 to discuss her accidental photobombing of Victoria Secret model Karlie Kloss, a moment captured by paparazzi that appeared on several worldwide websites.
Obit: Dana C. Boyle
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 04:10 pm
Dana Cortright Boyle, 88, a resident of Grand Island for 58 years, passed away peacefully after a long illness at the Veterans Hospital in Buffalo on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
Law signed giving volunteer firefighters, ambulance squad members authorized absences
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 04:10 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R- I-60, announced Oct. 1 a bill he sponsored that supports the work by volunteer firefighters and first responders throughout the state, including Western New York, has been signed into law.
Islander named 'Veteran of the Month'
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 04:10 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti recently named Dan McMahon as the ninth recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.
First-ever Friday night game draws record crowd
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:55 pm
A crowd estimated at more than 2,000 celebrated the rededication Friday of the new Gene Masters Field at Grand Island High School.
2-vehicle crash leads to DWI arrest
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:55 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Crash Investigation Unit is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred Sept. 22 around just after midnight.
Mass for the loss of a child to be held
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:55 pm
A special Mass to offer prayer, healing and hope to those grieving the loss of a child, including miscarriage, stillbirth and abortion, will take place Wednesday, Oct. 29, at St. Stephen R.C. Church, 2100 Baseline Road.
Obit: David A. Hiser
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:55 pm
Grand Island resident David A. Hiser entered into rest Sept. 20, 2014.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Boaters rescued after being thrown into river
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:50 pm
At 1:27 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel received a distress call from Niagara County 911 that a boat was "spinning out of control with two people in the water" in the Niagara River somewhere off the 5200 block of East River Road.
Residents encouraged to support CROP Walk
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:45 pm
Town residents were encouraged by the Town Board to fight hunger in the world by supporting the local CROP Walk.
Law Enforcement Day supports Miracle League
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:40 pm
Members of the police turned out to serve as "celebrity buddies" at a Miracle League ballgame.

The buddies help the Miracle League players at bat, on the base paths and in the field.

Zonta Club installs new members
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:35 pm
Two new members were installed at the Grand Island Zonta Club's September meeting.
Town Commons, Nike Base Park eyed for upgrades
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:35 pm
The town government has begun long-range planning to improve two of its parks: the Town Commons and Nike Base Park.
Caped Crusader's ride visits Island
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:25 pm
Colleen Huff and her two sons Raistlin Huff, 10, and Perrin Huff, 8, of Cub Scout Pack 630 from Grand Island enjoy the Batmobile, which made a visit to Say Cheese Pizza Company and Comic Book Cafe on Grand Island.
Great Girl Scout Sign Up Day to be held Saturday
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:25 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York is hosting the Great Girl Scout Sign Up Day at various locations throughout Western New York, including at Nike Base Park on Grand Island, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Niagara Regional Theatre Guild: 'Guys and Dolls' opens
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:25 pm
The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "Guys and Dolls" at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse Sept. 26 through Oct. 12.
Can you help Elizabeth Restey?
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:25 pm
A benefit to assist leukemia patient Elizabeth Restey with her mounting bills will take place Sept. 28.
National Grid offers tips for emergency preparedness
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 11:25 am
The northeast U.S. has experienced unprecedented severe weather over the past several years and National Grid wants to remind customers to plan ahead, be prepared and stay safe in the event of an emergency.