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Jacobs to host 'Learner Permit Testing Day' at Auto Bureau
Thu, May 2nd 2013 11:00 am
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is hosting the first-ever teen driver's "Learner Permit Testing Day" for high school students who are interested in taking steps to get their driver's license, while encouraging driver safety and care while operating a motor vehicle.
'Party with a Purpose': WNY Parrot Heads raise $15K for Make-A-Wish
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 01:20 pm
If your mind wanders off at times to a tropical fantasy of drifting in a sailboat just off a Caribbean island covered in white sand beaches, coconut palm trees, a beautiful sunset and the music of Jimmy Buffett and steel drums coming from a thatched-roof tiki bar on the shore, you might be a Parrot Head.
Grand Island BOE to introduce superintendent at Monday meeting
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 03:40 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education will announce its selection of a new superintendent of schools during Monday's joint meeting with the Grand Island Town Board.

The Board of Education and the Town Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Grand Island Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road.

The Board of Education has identified its two finalists for the position:

First Paddles Up Niagara '13 meeting held
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:25 pm
The next Paddles Up Niagara will promote Grand Island at the eighth annual edition of the signature event of the Niagara River Greenway Commission.
Hardwick announces local collection sites for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:25 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick reminds residents that the annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday, April 27, and several sites across Erie County will accept medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ congregation advocates for renewable energy
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:20 pm
Members of the Grand Island Riverside-Salem congregation joined 30 environmental activists at the Buffalo waterfront on April 16. The church was one of the sponsors of the Sierra Club's "Turn, Not Burn" campaign press conference.
Gallagher plays in Bowman Cup
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:20 pm
Ty Gallagher of Grand Island played defense for the Buffalo Senior All-Stars in the 2013 Bowman Cup at First Niagara Center.
Relay For Life: Father's Day Classic Car Show, Lawn Mower Race
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:15 pm
The Father's Day Classic Car Show and Lawn Mower Race, benefiting the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Grand Island, will be held again this year on West River Parkway at Long Road, Sunday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grand Island Town Board tries to clarify special event law
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:10 pm
The Grand Island Town Board spent more than an hour in a work session April 15 discussing the fine print on a proposed local law governing special events. During a subsequent public hearing on the law, they heard the proposal called "over-reaching" by interested residents.
Problem of prescription drugs topic of Grand Island forum
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:10 pm
Grand Island is making progress on what is called a prescription drug problem on the Island.
Obit: Yolanda Ortenzi
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:00 pm
Yolanda (DiBartolomeo) Ortenzi of Grand Island passed away at 95 on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport.
Obit: Charles I. Livingston
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:00 pm
Charles I. Livingston, born April 28, 1926, entered into rest April 9, 2013. He is survived by his wife Annette (Sabella) Livingston, his daughter Cynthia (Nicholas) Petito, granddaughters Colleen, Victoria, Theresa and Christina, and a great-grandson Scott. He was brother of Joan Bidell Fred, Ronald Livingston and Jerry Livingston. He was predeceased by his son, Charles A. Livingston, and brother, Martin Livingston Jr.
Obit: Ruth M. (Hodson) Stahl
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:00 pm
Ruth M. (Hodson) Stahl, entered into rest April 13, 2013. She was a resident of Grand Island.
Obit: Gertrude Schilke Reimann
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:00 pm
Gertrude Schilke Reimann, 103, of Grand Island, died Dec. 8, 2012.
Ceretto welcomes Cadet Lt. John Charles Asbach to Assembly on West Point Day
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 02:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto participated in West Point Day by welcoming Cadet Lt. John Charles Asbach of Grand Island to the Assembly.
Grisanti sponsors bill to prohibit devocalization of animals
Tue, Apr 23rd 2013 04:00 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, has introduced legislation to protect dogs and cats from what animal advocates worldwide deem animal abuse. Senate bill S.2271 would prohibit devocalization, an elective procedure in which vocal cords are cut just to alter an animal's voice.
Higgins introduces legislation to update water infrastructure, protect Great Lakes
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 01:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, NY-26, a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, has introduced legislation to provide grants to upgrade wastewater treatment plants in the Great Lakes basin.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Leuchner to receive Citizen of the Year Award
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:05 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has named Paul Leuchner, recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award, as Civic Person of the Year
Marco's Italian Deli celebrates ribbon-cutting
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:05 pm
The Grand Island Market is enjoying a honeymoon in the first week of operation since the marriage of the store with Marco's Italian Deli.
Grand Island Chamber says thanks to Citizen of the Year sponsors
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:00 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has expressed its thanks to the local businesses that have given their support to the annual Citizen of the Year Awards event.
Grand Island Chamber says thanks to Citizen of the Year sponsors
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:00 pm
The Planning Committee for the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year Awards Banquet met with Mark Raepple, owner of John's Pizza & Subs, as he presented a bronze sponsorship for the Citizen of the Year event
Town of Grand Island: Economic Development Advisory Board launches billboard campaign
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:00 pm
On April 1, the Grand Island Economic Development Advisory Board launched its awareness campaign in a big way.
Dunn announces candidacy for sheriff
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:00 pm
Bert D. Dunn, a 12-year veteran of the Erie County Sheriff's Office and a community and business leader, announced Tuesday that he is running for Erie County sheriff.
Grand Island Board of Education: Recommended 2013-14 budget has 2.67 percent tax levy increase
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:00 pm
At its April 8 meeting, the Grand Island Board of Education heard the details of the recommended budget for the 2013-14 school year. Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Support Services Joe Giarrizzo presented the figure of $54,417,562, an increase of $1,337,773 over 2012-13.
Obit: Marilyn L. (Abbotoy) Henderson
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:00 pm
Marilyn L. (Abbotoy) Henderson, entered into rest April 5, 2013. She was formerly of Buffalo.
Erie County Legislature: Miracle League organizer honored as legislature's April Citizen of the Month
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:55 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced that Teresa Hooper of Grand Island has been named the April 2013 Citizen of the Month in recognition of her efforts to make the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York a reality.
Golf returns to Beaver Island State Park
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 12:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that the golf course at Beaver Island State Park is now open.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Backus, Allen to receive Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:45 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor Dr. Kevin Backus, pastor of Bible Presbyterian Church, and Grand Island High School music teacher Martin Allen at the annual Citizen of the Year Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 25.
Chamber says 'Thank you' to Citizen of the Year sponsors
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:45 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has expressed its thanks to the local businesses that have given their support to the annual Citizen of the Year Awards event.
Service Clubs: Zonta, Rotary, Lions clubs meet to discuss service projects
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:45 pm
Three Island service clubs got together to share information about their goals and talk about working more closely together.
Chamber says thanks to Citizen of the Year sponsors
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:40 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has expressed its thanks to the local businesses that have given their support to the annual Citizen of the Year Awards event.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Tufillaro, Wavelengths Hair Design receive Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:35 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has named Linda Tufillaro and Wavelengths Hair Design as recipients of the Citizen of the Year Award.
State Parks seeking partners at Beaver Island State Park
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 11:55 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has released two separate requests for proposals for food, beverage and catering operations, as well as operation of the golf course and food and beverage, for the golf course at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island.
The Beach House wins Best Fish Fry contest
Sat, Apr 6th 2013 07:00 am
The Beach House has won Niagara Frontier Publications' second annual Best Fish Fry contest. Following a record number of entries, the Grand Island restaurant netted 13.1 percent of the 268 votes - more than double the tally of the second-place winners.
Robert G. Hoch Winter Memory Walk raises $10K for local Hospice
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:05 pm
Founders of Grand Island's Robert G. Hoch Winter Memory Walk donated a check for $10,114 to the Hospice Foundation of Western New York.
Troop 510 Boy Scouts support Neighbors Foundation
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:00 pm
Since 1973, the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation has been providing emergency assistance to Grand Island residents who find themselves in temporary need.
Grand Island Moose Lodge: NCP is beneficiary of chili cook-off proceeds
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:00 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy received the proceeds from the recent Grand Island Moose Lodge 180 annual chili cook-off. The event raised funds to support the non-profit agency's many services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Kinney, Watz to receive Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 03:50 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor Beverly Kinney and Jim Watz on Thursday, April 25, as Citizens of the Year.
Bennie and the Jets win GISBA Corporate Bowl
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 03:50 pm
Bennie and the Jets will divide $2,000 in scholarship money following the 15th annual Grand Island School and Business Corporate Bowl, held Tuesday night at the Grand Island High School auditorium.
Grisanti successful in increasing CHIPS funding for entire 60th district
Thu, Mar 28th 2013 09:40 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti was successful in his fight to increase CHIPS funding for the 60th Senate District. On Wednesday, the New York State Senate concluded its passage of the 2013-14 state budget, which delivers an on-time budget with Consolidated Highway Improvement Projects increases throughout Grisanti's district. The increase is more than $1.162 million from the previous year.
 


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