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Kaegebein Elementary School: 'Dinner and a Show' to raise money for playground
Wed, Feb 6th 2013 07:00 am
The Kaegebein Community Playground Committee will host "Dinner and a Show" to raise money for a new playground.

On Friday, March 1, the Playground Committee will supervise the annual Kaegebein Talent Show, with a spaghetti dinner fundraiser preceding the show.

The event will take place at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.

Relay For Life: Kickoff to Relay Feb. 13 at GIHS
Wed, Feb 6th 2013 07:00 am
The 2013 Relay For Life Kickoff Party will take place Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the senior cafeteria of Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.
WOTM holding chili cook-off
Wed, Feb 6th 2013 07:00 am
Grand Island Women of the Moose Lodge No. 180, 2524 Grand Island Blvd, will hold a chili cook-off to benefit cerebral palsy on Sunday, Feb. 17, starting at noon.
Niagara Regional Theater Guild: 90th anniversary celebration coincides with 'Inherit the Wind'
Wed, Feb 6th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will celebrate its 90th anniversary with a pre-show ceremony sponsored by KeyBank, including ribbon-cutting and a birthday cake on stage, after the show "Inherit the Wind."
Billica announces re-election bid
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 07:00 am
Ray Billica has announced that he will seek re-election to the Town Board position of councilman he has held for the last three years.
Holiday Inn, NFP support chamber Citizen of the Year awards
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 07:00 am
The Holiday Inn Grand Island and Niagara Frontier Publications have pledged support for the annual Citizen of the Year award banquet with platinum sponsorships.
Grand Island: Luke Moretti to host Citizen of the Year awards
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 07:00 am
WIVB-TV's Luke Moretti will act as this year's master of ceremonies at the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year awards dinner.
Crimestoppers reward an incentive to catch vandals
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 07:00 am
Town of Grand Island officials and local police are hoping a $1,000 reward will help resolve a spate of vandalism incidents that have taken place at the Nike Base.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Deputies nab 2 for DWI in separate incidents
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 07:00 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard has reported the arrest of two offenders for driving while intoxicated by sheriff's road patrols in separate incidents on Sunday morning, Jan. 27.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Rescue personnel attend to slew of accidents
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 07:00 am
Following three motor vehicle incidents on Friday, Jan. 25, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel had to contend with two separate accidents on Sunday, Jan. 27.
Serene Gardens to hold cooking demonstration
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 07:00 am
On Saturday, Feb. 9, Serene Gardens, 2800 Grand Island Blvd., will host a free Japanese cooking demonstration and tasting, beginning at 4 p.m. Explore two basic staples of Japanese food, miso soup and sushi roll, with Serene Gardens' Chef Satomi Smith.

Coming off of a recent Buffalo Soup Fest award for "Best Kept Secret," Satomi will demonstrate how she prepares these dishes from the first step; making broth for miso soup, washing the rice properly, making the vinaigrette for sushi rice, etc. Following the class there also will be a sake and wine tasting.

Grand Island High School: Interact Club holds chili fundraiser
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 07:00 am
Football and chili go together like Interact and Rotary. The latter two joined together Tuesday at Grand Island High School to make chili in advance of the Super Bowl.
Town 'open for business,' not looking to bulldoze the Island, advisory board says
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 07:00 am
Grand Island is putting out the "Open for Business" sign and taking a proactive approach to business development.

Members of the town's Economic Development Advisory Board are ramping up efforts to promote the town as business-friendly. EDAB Co-chair Tom Knight said the group's goal is to recruit new business to the Island "that are a fit and makes sense, without stepping on the toes of existing businesses."

Grand Island Board of Education: District to be construction site for next three years
Mon, Feb 4th 2013 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education worked through a lengthy agenda of approvals, reports and tabling of items.

The board also had a new look, which included new Interim Superintendent of Schools Paul Hashem, Vice President Paul Krull presiding and trustee Tak Nobumoto in attendance via Skype. Trustee Joan Droit was absent due to a medical problem, and the board is functioning without a president since David Goris' resignation earlier in the month.

Hardwick announces HEAP outreach slated for Golden Age Center
Mon, Feb 4th 2013 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced that a Home Energy Assistance Program outreach will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Grand Island Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. All applicants will be interviewed.
Photos to be saved for generations, old photos scanned while you wait
Sat, Feb 2nd 2013 07:00 am
The Grand Island Historic Preservation Advisory Board is looking to scan pictures to save for future generations. Bring your old pictures of family, friends, buildings, etc., from earlier days on Grand Island, to be saved for posterity.
Grand Island High School: 'S.S. American' about to sail
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 07:15 pm
The music department at Grand Island High School has turned its ship around 180 degrees in presenting "Anything Goes" as its spring musical this year.
Obit: John French Wakeley
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 12:15 pm
John French Wakeley, entered into rest Jan. 28, 2013. He was a resident of Grand Island.
Town of Grand Island collecting $200K Safe Routes to School grant
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island has received a grant of more than $200,000 to improve sidewalks in the Ransom Road neighborhood near Grand Island High School and Veronica Connor Middle School.
St. Stephen School Mission Club support Kairos project
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 07:00 am
Members of St. Stephen School Mission Club lovingly decorated special placemats to be given to incarcerated men and women, through the Kairos prison ministry.
Grand Island Rotary Club hears presentation on success, challenges of WNY Muslims
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club, in its weekly meeting at the Buffalo Launch Club on Jan. 16, was treated to an unfolding story of the difficulties, and successes, of Muslims in Western New York reaching the public with the message of their tolerance and Americanization.

The talk was by Dr. Khalid Qazi, professor of internal medicine at the University at Buffalo, and also chair of the WNY Muslim Public Affairs Council. He led off with an example of how security difficulties kept a "MASH" unit sent by the U.S. Army to Pakistan from really helping after a devastating earthquake there in 2005, until Qazi and other medical personnel (Pakistani natives) who were also there on a relief mission, intervened.

The talk was by Dr. Khalid Qazi, professor of internal medicine at the University at Buffalo, and also chair of the WNY Muslim Public Affairs Council. He led off with an example of how security difficulties kept a "MASH" unit sent by the U.S. Army to Pakistan from really helping after a devastating earthquake there in 2005, until Qazi and other medical personnel (Pakistani natives) who were also there on a relief mission, intervened.

Poloncarz announces free rabies clinic
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 07:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announces a free rabies clinic will be held from 3 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road, Buffalo.
Above and Beyond: GIFC installs 2013 officers
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 07:00 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard administered the oaths of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 12, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.

Both firematic and administrative officers were sworn to uphold their 2013 community protection duties. Howard was joined by Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto; representative of New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti, Ron Descenes; Grand Island town officials, including Mary Cooke, other special guests and family members in praising the selfless dedication of these GIFC volunteers.

Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Directors, board installed at meeting
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 07:00 am
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce held its board of directors meeting and installation of newly elected directors at the Holiday Inn Grand Island.
Grand Island High School: Job Search Feb. 14
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 07:00 am
Grand Island High School has announced that Job Search Seminar will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Holiday Inn Grand Island, 100 Whitehaven Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakout sessions will be provided by local colleges.

Job Search Seminar was developed by the Grand Island High School Business Department in response to local businesses and their need for more qualified and prepared student workers.

District offers lockers to GIHS hall walkers
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District (until May 1) will make available to all hall walkers an individual locker in which to store their personal items while exercising. These lockers are conveniently located close to the high school Viking Mall.

Call Bobby Cushing at 773-8820, ext. 6, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to obtain a locker number and personal locker combination number. Should there not be a person to answer a phone call, press "0" and leave a message, which will promptly be returned.

Grand Island High School: Viking Vision celebrates 250th webcast
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 07:00 am
The next airing of Grand Island High School's Viking Vision news program establishes another milestone for the student-driven news program.
Buffalo Launch Club installs 2013 board of directors, enters 110th year
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 06:55 am
On Sunday, Dec. 30, the Buffalo Launch Club installed its new board of directors for the 2013 season.

The Launch Club is one of the oldest and most highly regarded powerboat clubs in the United States. Newly installed Commodore Andy Barbasch says that the club is anticipating one of its best years ever; "While half of our members are non-boaters who join for the facilities and activities, our boating members consider the park-like setting of the 95-slip marina the premier boat club in WNY."

LaSalle Yacht Club installs officers for 2013
Mon, Jan 21st 2013 01:10 pm
A sign that spring and a new boating season is not far away is the annual installation of officers of the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls.
Obit: Robert A. Savoy
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
Robert A. Savoy, entered into rest Jan. 10, 2013. He was a resident of Grand Island.
Obit: Claude 'Bob' Pettitt
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
Claude "Bob" Pettitt passed away Dec. 25, 2012, at the age of 88 in Dayton, Ohio. He was formerly of Grand Island.
Obit: Jerome L. Szczublewski
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
Jerome L. Szczublewski passed away on Jan. 16, 2013.
Obit: John A. McCarthy
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
John A. McCarthy of Grand Island entered into rest on Jan. 16, 2013.
Grand Island restaurants win awards at Buffalo Soup Fest
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:00 pm
The Village Inn and Serene Gardens were winners Sunday at the third annual Buffalo Soup Fest, held at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew. Village Inn owner Mike Carr and Sarah Mallare took home the Best Chili award at the event for their Mayan Chocolate Chili, while Satomi and Dr. Joshua Smith of Serene Gardens took home an award for Best Kept Secret.
Grand Island High School: Students preparing Cole Porter's 'Anything Goes'
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:00 pm
Rehearsals are ongoing for the Grand Island High School Music Department presentation of the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes" in the auditorium of Grand Island High School.
Oursler breaks 1,000-point mark in win
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:00 pm
Cassie Oursler scored the 1,000th point of her Grand Island Vikings basketball career Jan. 4 in Niagara Falls.
GIHS has record number of students win at DECA regionals
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:55 am
Students from Grand Island High School had a record-setting weekend in Lockport. A team of 101 students in the DECA program traveled to Lockport High School for the Region 12 DECA competition. Fifty-seven returned with awards, the most Grand Island has ever had in the program's history.
Knights of Columbus: Bingo is back on Grand Island
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:50 am
Starting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, and every week after that, bingo is back on Grand Island.
Grand Island Board of Education: Goris resigns, Christmann says goodbye
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:40 am
In an unexpected addition to Monday evening's Board of Education meeting agenda, board President David Goris announced his resignation from the board, stating he no longer has sufficient time to devote to the position.
John Joseph Wesolek passes away
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:40 am
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church for John Joseph Wesolek of Grand Island, who passed away Jan. 9, 2013.
 


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