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Domestic violence grant awarded to district attorney's office during National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 09:45 am
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. announced his office will continue to be a leading resource for victims of domestic violence and their children after receiving funding for another year through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the federally funded Violence Prevention Services Act.
Grand Island: Council says 'Thank you' to town employee
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a certificate of appreciation to a town employee who is "always willing to go above and beyond to secure the safety of our seniors."
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Mallwitz's Island Lanes, Kud, Islettes' Elite Majorettes to receive Citizen of the Year awards
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor seven individuals, organizations and businesses as the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Kathie Tim honored as Secretary of the Year
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
Kathie Tim, the Grand Island Central School District athletic secretary, has received the 2016 Athletic Administrators Association Secretary of the Year Award from Section VI of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. She was recognized at the NYSPHSAA conference in Saratoga Springs in March.
3 extra days to file your taxes: Standard April 15 deadline extended
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 02:00 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded taxpayers they can take three extra days to file both their federal and state income tax returns this year. The deadline is extended to Monday, April 18, because Washington, D.C., will celebrate Emancipation Day on Friday, April 15.
Grand Island: Council joins with One Island in proclaiming Alcohol Awareness Month
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 11:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board joined the One Island, One Team Coalition in proclaiming April as Alcohol Awareness Month on the Island.
Beaver Island State Park tree planting to take place
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 10:30 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Beaver Island State Park Memorial Tree Planting Project announced they will hold the next tree-planting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21.
Talk early, talk often: Parents can make a difference in teen alcohol use
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 11:30 am
Alcohol-Free Weekend, traditionally observed during The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. Alcohol Awareness Month, was scheduled April 1-3. However, Grand Island is promoting an alcohol-free weekend this week (April 8-10).
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Mojawalla and McGowan chosen Citizens of the Year
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor six individuals, organizations and businesses as the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce looking for Youth Ambassadors
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is seeking Youth Ambassadors to promote interaction and goodwill between the business community and students, and to bring them to an awareness of the economic development of Grand Island.
Grand Island Garden Walk planned for 2016
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island is one of the few remaining nearby towns without an established yearly garden walk.
Scouting: Islanders receive religious awards
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Scouts attended the 42nd annual Religious Awards Ceremony on March 19 at St. Joseph Cathedral, held by the Buffalo Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting (Youth and Young Adult Ministry [Diocese of Buffalo]).
Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show set for April 2-3
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:40 pm
The Buffalo Geological Society will host its 48th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on April 2-3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council hosts bingo, blood drive
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:40 pm
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.
Teresa Lawrence recognized for impact on community
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:40 pm
Teresa Lawrence, Ph.D., superintendent of the Grand Island Central School District, has been selected to receive the 2016 Graduate School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award.
Obit: Patricia A. (Heavey) Pullano
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:30 pm
Longtime Islander Patricia Pullano passed away unexpectedly March 22, 2016, surrounded by her family.
Obit: Susan L. (née Raham) Walsh
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:30 pm
Susan L. (née Raham) Walsh entered into rest March 24, 2016.
Tapping the fruits of their labor: Producers savor maple flavor
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:05 am
A precious quantity of local syrup sweetened the pancakes, while the congratulations flowed freely at a special breakfast at the Village Inn restaurant Sunday.
Island Ship Center expansion heralds 10-year anniversary
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
Just in time for their company's 10-year anniversary, Seema and Fahim Mojawalla of the Island Ship Center are near completion of a major business expansion.
Zonta Fashion Show and Luncheon is April 17
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
Tickets are going fast for the annual Zonta Fashion Show and Luncheon. The event is Sunday, April 17, at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and luncheon is at 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 2 set as Mordecai Manuel Noah Day on Grand Island
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation at its regular meeting Monday, March 21, to proclaim Sept. 2 of every year as Mordecai Manuel Noah Day on the Island.
Obit: Ramona M. Blackmore
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 12:35 pm
Grand Island resident Ramona M. Blackmore, a longtime schoolteacher, entered into rest Monday, March 14, 2016, at the age of 95.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizen of the Year Award winners announced
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:05 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced six individuals, organizations and businesses are the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Island couple rides off into sunset with Cheap Farewell
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:05 am
Friends, family and fans of Doug and Polly Smith said goodbye to the longtime Islanders Saturday at with an event dubbed the Cheap Farewell.
Grand Island Board of Education: Phase 3 of school district's capital project moving forward
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
With two phases of the $58 million capital project nearing completion, the Grand Island Central School District is embarking on another round of improvements to the district.
Grand Island: Drug overdoses on the rise
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
A heroin overdose Wednesday evening brought to four the number of such incidents so far this month the Grand Island Fire Co. has already responded to.
2016 Easter Egg Hunt set for March 25
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Recreation Department will hold the 2016 Easter Egg Hunt rain or shine from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 25, in the Town Commons, next to Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road.
DECA students honored at Board of Education meeting
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
Nine Grand Island High School students were honored at Monday's Grand Island Board of Education meeting for earning one of the highest awards for DECA seniors.
Above and Beyond: Weekend training continues for Island firefighters, medics
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 07:00 pm
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports that 28 Grand Island Fire Co. members, including rookies and cadets, recently completed a four-hour Saturday morning CPR training session at fire headquarters.
Holy Week at Bible Presbyterian Church
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 06:55 pm
Bible Presbyterian Church, 1650 Love Road, will host Dr. Joseph Pipa, president of Greenville Seminary, for Holy Week events.
HEAP outreach extended in Erie County until April 8
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 01:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services' Home Energy Assistance Program, or HEAP, will continue to accept applications for regular benefits for the 2015-16 heating season after the New York State Office of Temporary Disability Assistance authorized an extension of regular HEAP benefits for New York residents who qualify.
Island of Hope: Mothers, daughters honored at Relay For Life Kickoff
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 10:00 am
Four women, two mothers and their daughters, were honored for being both cancer survivors and caregivers at the Grand Island Relay For Life Kickoff.
Masonic Lodge to host annual pancake breakfast
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 07:00 am
The Eggertsville/Grand Island Masonic Lodge No. 1138 will sponsor its 37th annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at River Oaks Golf Club (corner of Whitehaven and East River roads).
Grand Island: Trapping law debated
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 07:00 am
Before opening a public hearing on a proposed trapping law, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said his goal was to have a dialogue "so that we can really have a conversation. I believe the best ideas come from conversation and dialogue."
Winter parking rules in force through April 1
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 07:00 am
Don't let the mild weather fool you into thinking that the winter parking ordinance is no longer in effect.
Gus Macker OK'd, registration opened
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 11:45 am
Registration for the 2016 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Grand Island is now open following the Grand Island Town Board's approval of plans for the event.
Obit: Yvonne E. Travis
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 11:35 am
Island resident Yvonne E. Travis entered into rest March 7, 2016.
Obit: Scott Vincent Wiesenberg
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 11:35 am
Scott Vincent Wiesenberg, 73, of Henrietta, formerly of Grand Island, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016, at age 73 from aggressive cancer complications.
NYS tax commissioner: Nearly 297,000 Erie County taxpayers can save money by filing their income taxes for free via state website
Thu, Mar 10th 2016 01:00 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today encouraged the nearly 297,000 eligible taxpayers in Erie County to file both their federal and state tax returns for free from the tax department's website: www.tax.ny.gov.
Poloncarz announces major Erie County lead initiative
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 02:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein and Commissioner of Environment and Planning Thomas Dearing to announce a major Erie County commitment of $3.75 million over the next five years to increase lead inspections and remediation across Erie County.
 

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