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Islanders turn out for epic fundraiser
Sun, Sep 25th 2016 07:00 am
Islanders turned last Saturday's Wishes for a Warrior event for Mary Dunbar-Daluisio into the mother of all fundraisers.
Athletic complex to be named for H. David Myers
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 07:00 am
A dedication honoring the "Father of Viking Athletics" will take place during halftime of the Grand Island High School Homecoming football game.
Recovery International offers mental health support
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 12:15 pm
Recovery International has been providing mental health support services for the past 78 years and its self-help techniques have benefitted thousands of adult whose quality of life has been impacted by bipolar disorder, depression, panic, anxiety or anger management concerns.
Worship service for those impacted by disabilities set
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 12:15 pm
E1M (Every One Matters) invites the public to a special church service.
St. Martin's to host pet blessing Oct. 1
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 12:15 pm
On Saturday, Oct. 1, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, will host its fifth annual pet blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. A brief service will be held at 11:30 a.m. followed by individual blessings.
Grand Island Town Board: West River Parkway meeting set for Oct. 6
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 12:15 pm
The Grand Island Town Board voted, 4-0, Monday to hold a new public input meeting regarding the proposed West River Connector Trail.
Poloncarz, officials unveil 'Ready Erie' app
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 05:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Commissioner of Emergency Services Daniel Neaverth Jr. and emergency services personnel at the Public Safety Campus in Buffalo to unveil the new "Ready Erie" app.
EC Senior Services 'University Express' presents extensive fall 2016 semester
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 05:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' Retired & Senior Volunteer Program ("RSVP") has announced the fall 2016 "University Express" lifelong learning program is now accepting registrations from seniors interested in taking one or more of the classes offered.
Grand Island Schools: Meet your superintendent
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 11:05 am
Superintendent of Grand Island Schools Dr. Brian Graham enjoyed meeting the public in his first meet-and-greet as much as the public enjoyed meeting him.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Project: Deed transferred to VFW Post 9249
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 11:00 am
Progress continued on the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial with a deed transfer of neighboring property to the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9249.
Grand Island Town Board for the record: West River bike path update
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 07:00 am
Councilman Mike Madigan said this week he anticipates a public meeting will be held soon regarding what is called option 4 of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation's West River Connector Trail project.
Village Open returns
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 07:00 am
The first Village Open in about five years took place Tuesday, Sept. 13, with 25 golfers playing nine holes of golf at Beaver Island State Park.
Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council hosts bingo, blood drive
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 11:30 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 holds bingo every Tuesday at its hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. with games beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Worship service for those impacted by disabilities set for Bible Fellowship Center
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 11:30 am
E1M (Every One Matters) invites the public to a special church service.
Oliver Street to host annual Project 308 Art Festival
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 09:55 am
The fourth annual Project 308 Art Festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, on Oliver Street between Schenck and Robinson streets in North Tonawanda.
Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood to meet & greet with fans at Grand Island NOCO Express
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 06:00 pm
Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood will make an appearance Monday at the Grand Island NOCO Express, located at 1898 Whitehaven Road, to sign autographs for fans.
Erie County Department of Social Services report: Average child protective worker caseload below 15
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 03:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services' ("ECDSS") monthly report to the Erie County Legislature for August indicates the average child protective worker caseload has dipped below 15, the state-recommended maximum.
Grand Island: Conservatives meet candidates
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 01:40 pm
The Conservative Committee of Grand Island hosted a meeting at Say Cheese Pizza Co. on Love Road on Sept. 1. The event was an opportunity for Conservative Party members to meet candidates in the Sept. 13 primary and ask questions.
GI Professional Women's Chapter to meet, present scholarship
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Professional Women's Chapter, New York State Women Inc., will present its new scholarship at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks, 201 Whitehaven Road.
Wishes for a Warrior to support Mary Dunbar-Daluisio
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 07:00 am
Fuccillo Automotive Group will host Wishes for a Warrior, a fundraiser for Mary Dunbar-Daluisio, from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Radisson Niagara Grand Island, 100 Whitehaven Road.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Motor vehicle accidents continue to climb at record pace
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 07:00 am
Fire Chief Matt Osinski has voiced his concern over the fact that Grand Island firefighters and medics have had to contend with more than 30 motor vehicle accidents since June 29, one of which involved a fatality.
W.O.W. to begin with celebration Sept. 15
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 07:00 am
With the 2016-17 season, Women of the Word begin their 29th year of interdenominational Christian Bible study on Grand Island, hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road.
Grand Island Town Board votes on state communication
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board voted 5-0 Tuesday to designate both Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray and Councilman Mike Madigan as primary contacts with state government on town-state matters, meetings and communications.
Hall of Fame Islander
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:35 am
Former Grand Island resident Doug Smith will be inducted into the Western New York Baseball Hall of Fame at a ceremony Sept. 14.
Information on accident sought
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:30 am
A boat accident occurred at the foot of Whitehaven in the West River on Saturday, Aug. 20, between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Lions raise $2K during White Cane Days
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:30 am
The Grand Island Lions Club reports $2,610 was collected at the recent White Cane Days drive Aug. 19 and 20. Lions staffed positions around town, including at First Niagara Bank and Tops Friendly Markets.
Ramblin' Lou honored at Erie County Fair
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:00 am
The late Ramblin' Lou Schriver was remembered at this year's Erie County Fair, a venue at which he performed for more than half a century.
Fundraiser to help children find their voice
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:55 pm
Two Islanders are organizing an upcoming fundraiser for programs and research into a rare speech disorder with the ultimate goal of helping children "find their voice."
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Swagler, Tucker named 2016-17 Youth Ambassadors
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:50 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce recently named Sarah Swagler and Jacob Tucker as 2016-17 Youth Ambassadors.
Poloncarz, officials proclaim 'Suicide Prevention Week' in Erie County
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:55 pm
Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death among adults and second-leading cause of death among people aged 10-14 years. At the event, Poloncarz joined county partners in raising a yellow flag as a symbol of hope against this public health crisis.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Driver dies in head-on crash
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 07:20 pm
At 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident on Stony Point Road, between Bedell Road and Regency Drive.
Erie County encourages residents to be ready for emergencies in recognition of September as 'National Preparedness Month'
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today announced a month-long initiative that will encourage residents and business owners to help recognize September as National Preparedness Month by sharing information on a daily basis about the importance of being prepared for any type of emergency using the county's Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Erie County DA Flaherty: Drink and drive, lose your ride
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 04:15 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. announced his office will be implementing a new driving while intoxicated policy that calls for confiscating the vehicle of anyone who is facing a second felony DWI arrest.
For DeGlopper: Certified AutoBrokers donates to DeGlopper Memorial Expansion
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
Chris Taylor and Travis Smith of Certified AutoBrokers at 1693 Grand Island Blvd. presented a check for $3,140 to the DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee Aug. 19.
Grand Island Town Board ponders social media practices
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray asked for "more grace and empathy" in future policy debates in a post he made to social media.
Grand Island Board of Education: Cardone appointed interim high school principal
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 07:00 pm
Cheryl Cardone will serve as interim principal at Grand Island High School.
Higgins announces NY Sea Grant for Buffalo State Great Lakes Center water study at Gallagher Pier on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Friday by researchers from the Buffalo State Great Lakes Center to announce funding from New York Sea Grant to support an innovative study intended to identify the source impacting water quality in the area around Gallagher Pier on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Grand Island man held on attempted murder charge
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 12:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports his deputies arrested a Grand Island man and charged him with attempted murder of a police officer, an A-1 felony, after a traffic stop on East River Road in Grand Island.
Anniversary celebration held for Harrods
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 11:05 am
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Harrod celebrated their 60th anniversary with their children and grandchildren at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. A wonderful time was had by all.
National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic convenes, prepares to issue report
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined his colleagues on the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic last week in Covington, Kentucky, for the group's second meeting. The task force is preparing a final report to be presented to Congress and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.