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Obit: Billie Jean Harper
Sat, Sep 14th 2013 12:30 am
Billie Jean Harper of Grand Island passed away Aug. 31, 2013.
Obit: Robert E. Brick
Sat, Sep 14th 2013 12:30 am
Robert E. Brick of Grand Island died at the age of 91 on Aug. 28, 2013.
Obit: Mary Isabelle VanderVoort
Sat, Sep 14th 2013 12:30 am
Mary Isabelle (Deeves) VanderVoort, 82, of Grand Island died on the 30th day of August, 2013, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, with her family by her side.
Frentzel, Aronica, Kinney, Stanley win on Grand Island
Wed, Sep 11th 2013 06:45 pm
Grand Island town justice candidate Mark J. Frentzel took every party line in Tuesday's primary election, outpacing Joy M. Carrier LaMarca.

Christopher K. Aronica (81 votes) and Beverly A. Kinney (77) took the two town council spots, outdrawing Raymond A. Billica (54).

Superintendent of highways candidate William M. Stanley defeated James B. Tomkins by a 10-vote margin, 76-66.

Old Glory Flag and Banner Co. reminds readers flags should be flown at half-staff Sept. 11
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 09:15 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, will mark the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. The people of the U.S. are asked to solemnly observe Patriot Day and to remember the civilians and military personnel who lost their lives in the attacks.
Islander delivers with introduction of Obama
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 08:50 pm
Officials at the University at Buffalo are elated by the performance of an Islander who was chosen to introduce the president of the United States for his policy speech.
Jacobs launches pen donation/advertising initiative, says it will promote local businesses while saving county money
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 08:40 pm
"Each year nearly 10,000 pens 'walk-out the doors' of our Auto Bureaus, costing taxpayers thousands of dollars," said Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs. "I found it frustrating to spend so much taxpayer money for pens, so we looked for a creative solution to offset the cost."

Jacobs' creative solution is to partner with local businesses who frequently advertise through having pens with their logos on them. "These businesses actually want folks to take their pens so we thought it was a perfect marriage," he said.

2nd annual Taste of Grand Island Sept. 28
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 08:40 pm
Last fall, Island resident Corey McGowan embarked on two major projects for Grand Island: the Grand Island Mural Project, and the first-ever Taste of Grand Island, which served as a way to showcase the mural and Grand Island's many businesses.
Obit: Ora Elizabeth Glor Newton
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 08:40 pm
Ora Elizabeth Glor Newton, 100 years old, passed away May 22, 2013, in Missouri City, Texas.
Local CROP team undergoes training
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 08:40 pm
On Wednesday, Aug. 28, more than a dozen people underwent training for the 2013 CROP Walk in preparation for this year's event on Oct. 13.
'Shuffle off to Buffalo' (Launch Club) for Antique Boat Show
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 04:40 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Niagara Frontier Antique and Classic Boats Inc. is hosting its 36th annual Antique Boat Show and Raceboat Reunion at the Buffalo Launch Club at 503 E. River Road on Grand Island. The show begins at 10 a.m. and will feature antique watercraft from boat owners and enthusiasts from across the nation.
Islander introduces Obama for speech at UB
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 04:30 pm
Grand Islander Silvana D'Ettorre had the honor of introducing President Barack Obama before his speech Aug. 22 at the University at Buffalo.
Miracle League has visit from firefighters
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 04:20 pm
The Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York welcomed units from Sheridan Park, Niagara Falls and Grand Island for the league's second annual firefighters day at the ball diamond in Veterans Park.
GI Fun Center expands food options
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 04:20 pm
The Grand Island Fun Center has added "festive" to its menu.
Town Board issues proclamation honoring Lange
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 04:20 pm
The Grand Island Town Board recognized Islander Phyllis Lange at its meeting on Monday at Town Hall for her ministry to the poor in Buffalo since 1982.
Grand Island Lions Club: White Cane Days held
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 04:20 pm
Tom Witkowski, past president of the Grand Island Lions Club, accepts a donation to the Lions White Cane Days last Friday in front of First Niagara Bank on Baseline Road. White Cane Days is a major fundraiser of the Grand Island Lions Club.
Work continues on STEM wing
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 04:20 pm
Work continues on the new science, technology, engineering and mathematics wing at Grand Island High School.
Poloncarz: Fall 2013 free rabies clinics in Erie County
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 02:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announces upcoming rabies clinics, conducted by the Erie County Department of Health in association with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA Serving Erie County. Free rabies vaccinations are available for dogs, cats and ferrets.
Weaver a winner at Vintage Snowmobile Show
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 06:00 pm
Grand Islander Bob Weaver of Bob Weaver Motorsports took home three national trophies at the Vintage Snowmobile Club of America's eighth annual Vintage Snowmobile Show in Boonville.
Islander rolls out new product: The Fact Wheel
Fri, Aug 23rd 2013 03:10 pm
An Island mon's frustration with her third-grader's math homework was the inspiration for a new product.
Casey's Corner School Store to hold annual student agenda sale
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:15 pm
Casey's Corner School Store at Grand Island High School will once again sell agendas for students for the new school year.
Local families needed for cultural exchange students
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:15 pm
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world - France, Spain, Norway, Finland, Germany, China, Thailand and many others.
Grand Island High School: New STEM wing called 'game-changer'
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:10 pm
No one is happier about the new addition to Grand Island High School than the teachers who will teach in it.
GI Professional Women present scholarship
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:10 pm
Grand Island's Jodie White wants to be a musician. She will use her scholarship from the Grand Island Professional Women's Chapter, New York State Women, to attend SUNY Fredonia to major in music education. Her classes start Aug. 26.
The Cellular Connection holds backpack giveaway
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:05 pm
Students going back to school received an assist from a local business on Saturday.
Grand Island Town Board: Gun Creek petitions submitted
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:00 pm
Neighbors to a proposed development in the Tracey Lane area submitted a petition to the Grand Island Town Board Monday, asking for modifications to the plan.
Grand Island Town Board: National Airborne Day proclaimed
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:00 pm
The Grand Island Town Board has proclaimed Aug. 16 as National Airborne Day on the Island.
Obit: William P. Ackendorf
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:00 pm
William P. Ackendorf died Aug. 4, 2013, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital at age 89.
Obit: Richard W. Hirsch
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:00 pm
Richard W. Hirsch passed away Aug. 1, 2013. He leaves his loving wife, Lydia, daughter Lillian (husband Arnold Wosilait deceased), grandson Ronald R. Wosilait, his sister Elena Toffler and many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was predeceased by his sisters Lydia, Alma, brothers Albert, Adolf, Oswald and Paul. A special thank you to Dr. Caplan and the Palliative Care Team at Etobicoke General.
First car wash held for CROP Walk
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:00 pm
The first-ever CROP Walk for Hunger car wash took place Saturday at Adrian's Custard and Beef on Grand Island Boulevard.
State Parks extends deadline for proposals at Beaver Island State Park
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 11:05 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has extended the deadline for two separate requests for proposals at Beaver Island State Park for food, beverage and catering operations, as well as operation of the golf course and food and beverage at the State Park golf course. The revised due date for both RFPs is 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23.
Help Ava
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 07:00 am
•Ava Pannozzo, the 4-year-old daughter of Christopher and Ida Maria (Colangelo) Pannozzo, was recently diagnosed with a rare immune disease called familial HLH. She is currently receiving chemotherapy, but is in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Bisons visit Miracle League
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:45 pm
The Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York held another feature game with celebrity buddies.
Grand Island: The Cellular Connection to host country-wide backpack giveaway
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:30 pm
Grand Island residents are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.
Kaegebein Playground Committee raises $ at Fun Fest
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:30 pm
Members of the Kaegebein Playground Committee served up hot dogs, chips and water during a fundraiser July 20 at the Grand Island Fun Fest, held at Say Cheese Pizza Company.
NOCO Express stores raise more than $11,400 for Hospice Foundation of Western New York
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:30 pm
NOCO Express Stores, its customers, and employees recently joined forces to support Hospice Foundation of Western New York. Throughout the entire month of June, paper sunflowers were sold for $1 each at all of NOCO Express' 35 locations to benefit Hospice for a total donation of $11,410.
'Three Cousins' featured in art show
Mon, Jul 29th 2013 07:00 am
Three Grand Island residents will host the "The Three Cousins Art Show" beginning Aug. 3. Angelo F. LaDuca, Thomas A. Insana and Marilyn L. Wilson, all cousins, will host an art show at the Partners In Art Gallery in North Tonawanda.
Local leaders to take part in Paddles Up Niagara
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:15 pm
The eighth annual "Paddles Up Niagara," hosted by the Niagara River Greenway Commission at Beaver Island State Park, will take place along the southeastern shores of Grand Island on Saturday, July 27.
Zonta presents scholarships, Spirit Award
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 04:05 pm
The Zonta Club of Grand Island presented four $750 scholarships and the 2013 Spirit Award at the club's annual Scholarship Dinner held at the Buffalo Launch Club on June 25.
Great Corrao Race takes over Island
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 04:00 pm
Independence Day week was full of class reunions, family reunions, friends getting together, smiles and laughter this year. The Corrao family of Grand Island was no different, only more so.
 


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