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Grand Island: Zoning Code is debated
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island is under assault by developers, said Paul Koppmann, speaking at a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Grand Island Town Code on R-2 zoning at the Dec. 7 Town Board meeting.
Sheriffs warn area residents of 'IRS' scam
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 06:30 pm
If someone calls you saying they're from the IRS and demanding money to resolve a tax debt, don't believe it. "It's 100 percent scam," said Capt. Gregory Savage, head of the detectives bureau for the Erie County Sheriff's Department.
Obit: Donna Marie Webber
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 06:20 pm
Island resident Donna Marie Webber entered into rest Dec. 7, 2015.
'Santa Land' returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 05:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by members of the Erie County Parks Department, representatives of the Orchard Park Recreation Department, and Santa Claus, to announce the return of "Santa Land" to Chestnut Ridge this weekend.
McCarthy School of Irish Dance presents 'A Celtic Christmas'
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 02:40 pm
McCarthy School of Irish Dance presents "A Celtic Christmas" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Grand Island High School Auditorium, 1100 Ransom Road. Enjoy a celebration of the holiday season combined with Irish dance and festive music featuring members of The Blarney Bunch.
GISH: Carols, cookies and conducting
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 12:40 pm
Readers are invited to continue holiday season festivities at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 10, with Grand Island High School's annual winter concert.
Niagara University lacrosse adds special member to program
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 12:35 pm
The Niagara University lacrosse program made one of its most significant signings in program history with the addition of Caralyn Renyolds, an 11-year-old girl from Grand Island, through its partnership with Team IMPACT.
26th annual night of prayer begins Dec. 8
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
The 26th annual Night of Prayer will be observed from 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, to 1 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with the Feast of St. Juan Diego.
Much thanks offered at community Thanksgiving dinner
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Family, friends, health, and life are among things for which diners at Island Presbyterian Church's community Thanksgiving dinner are grateful.
Grand Island: Osinski re-elected fire chief
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island firefighters chose 2016 firematic and administrative officers during elections held Wednesday, Dec. 2, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
Obit: Mary 'Maisie' Dommell (née Gordon)
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:30 am
Long-time resident (54 years in Ferry Village), Mary "Maisie" Dommell passed away Nov. 3, 2015.
Business honored for commitment to workforce diversity
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:30 am
People Inc. has recognized an Island business for creating what it calls "an inclusive workforce."
Family Fun Night Dec. 4
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
Veronica E. Connor Middle School will hold Family Fun Night from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 4.
Above and Beyond: Beloved Island doctor saved by GIFC
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
Dr. Edward A. Rayhill discovered the truth of the old saying "what goes around comes around" when paramedics from the Grand Island Fire Co. arrived at his door on Oct. 6.
Grand Island Board of Education: GITA, district reach contract agreement
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 03:50 pm
The union representing Grand Island teachers and the Grand Island Central School District Board of Education have agreed on a five-year contract.
Small Business Saturday on Grand Island
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
Small Business Saturday will take place Nov. 28 on the Island.
Pelczynski celebrate 50 years together
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Pelczynski of Grand Island recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Election 2015: McMurray wins Grand Island town supervisor race
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 11:20 am
Nathan McMurray won the Town of Grand Island supervisor's race after a canvas of votes Wednesday.
Shop Small, proclamation advises
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 11:20 am
The town government asked its residents to support local business heading into the holiday season.
Grand Island Board of Education: Teachers' union contract approved by school board
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:30 pm
Details are under wraps, but the Grand Island Board of Education voted 7-0 to ratify a five-year contract agreement with the Grand Island Teachers' Association.
A toast for Pink Martini! Gift shop marks first anniversary in business
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:30 pm
Diana Nobumoto said she can't believe it's been a year since she opened Pink Martini Gift Shop in the Grand Island Plaza.
Fuccillo donates $21,600 to Buffalo City Mission
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:30 pm
Fuccillo Automotive Group, which has three of its 23 dealerships located on Grand Island at Alvin Road, presented a check for $21,600 to the Buffalo City Mission to combat domestic violence in the community.
First WNY Watchfire held on Veterans Day
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
A new Veterans Day tradition on the Island began Wednesday with more than 100 attendees witnessing hundreds of flags retired to the flames.
Expansion of DeGlopper Park unveiled
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
A recently formed committee unveiled plans on Veterans Day for a major expansion of Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Park.
Hair Envy honors veterans
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
Hair Envy salon in the Grand Island Plaza said 'Thank you' to Island veterans by providing free cuts for them Veterans Day.
FDR visits Grand Island Historical Society
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
Approximately 150 members and friends of the Grand Island Historical Society were treated to an oral history of the Great Depression and World War II from the perspective of the president of the United States, with actor Albert McFadyen portraying Franklin Delano Roosevelt Nov. 5 at Historic Trinity.
Home Energy Assistance Program application process begins
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 08:30 pm
Erie County's Department of Social Services will begin accepting applications for Home Energy Assistance Program regular benefits next week, with county officials anticipating receiving more than 20,000 HEAP applications by the end of December.
Obit: David Francis Wolf
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 12:00 pm
David Francis Wolf, 72, of Danbury, Connecticut, succumbed peacefully to multiple myeloma surrounded by his friends and family on Nov. 6, 2015, in Fort Myers, Florida. He was born Jan. 25, 1943, in Buffalo to Francis and Rowena Wolf, now deceased.
Erie County, partners combine forces for 'America Recycles Day'
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 07:00 am
The Western New York Coalition for Donated Goods will hold a "Stuff the Truck" clothing drive Saturday, Nov. 14.
New grassroots effort launches to encourage alternative transportation uses in and around Western New York
Thu, Nov 12th 2015 03:50 pm
Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council recently announced the launch of GO Buffalo Niagara, a joint grassroots effort to encourage Western New York commuters to use more sustainable transportation options, including Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Metro Rail and Bus, walking, biking, carpooling and carsharing.
Operation Homefront, Buffalo Dollar Tree stores launch holiday toy drive collection
Thu, Nov 12th 2015 03:45 pm
Operation Homefront has joined forces with Dollar Tree to launch its annual holiday toy drive to collect gifts for military kids.
Lions support homeless veterans
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
Red Cross Super Volunteer and Town of Niagara Lion Mike Hoplight was the guest speaker at the Grand Island Lions dinner meeting held Oct. 28 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Grand Island Central School District lauded for STEM commitment
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
At its second annual "Celebration of STEM," (science, technology, engineering, and math), event on Oct. 15, the WNY STEM Hub honored 14 school districts and one charter school as an Emerging STEM School System.
Island to hold Watchfire event
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
Grand Island will hold its first Watchfire flag retirement ceremony on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Above and Beyond: Students ride to Sidway in fire truck
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
Eight lucky Sidway Elementary School students had a unique ride to school last Thursday. Despite the heavy winds, firefighters and students arrived to school in style as part of the Ride to School in a Fire Truck contest.
Niagara Falls Air Reserve volunteers remind retirees of available resources, benefits
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
As Veterans Day approaches, volunteers at the Retiree Affairs Office at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in Niagara Falls would like to remind local military retirees of the resources they have access to as a result of their service.
Grand Island: Coalition team scores election wins over GOP
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:30 am
Challengers to the Island's Republican-endorsed candidates scored victories in Tuesday's general election.
Grand Island: Veterans Day service moved to DeGlopper Park
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:30 am
Veterans Day services on the Island will take place at DeGlopper Park at the intersection of Grand Island Boulevard and Baseline Road Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
Grand Island High School: Panepinto 'blown away' by STEM wing
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:50 pm
The students, programs and teachers involved in the 1-year-old STEM wing at Grand Island High School left a favorable impression on state Sen. Marc Panepinto Wednesday.
Grand Island Historical Society to hold Christmas luncheons
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:50 pm
The Grand Island Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas luncheons at River Lea at noon Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 4. This year's program will feature a portrayal of Clara Barton by local presenter Denise Reichard.
 

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