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Obit: Theodore S. Golda
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 11:05 am
Longtime Grand Island resident Theodore S. Golda entered into rest July 14, 2015.
Obit: R. Bruce MacGregor
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 11:05 am
R. Bruce MacGregor, 83, of Port Charlotte, Florida, father of Grand Island resident Mary Jane Fonte, died peacefully July 18, 2015, at Tidewell Hospice House.
Helping the Earth: Compost bins and rain barrels available from Erie County
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
If you have a garden, you can help your plants thrive by purchasing a rain barrel and a compost bin.
Grand Island Primary Care Center: Medical offices have ribbon-cutting
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Called the most comprehensive provider of medical services on Grand Island, the new Grand Island Primary Care Center celebrated a ribbon-cutting Thursday at its offices at 2608 Grand Island Blvd.
Grand Island: Dog park coming to Nike Base
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Girl Scout Troop 30448, led by Wendy McCaffery, is working on a Silver Award Girl Scout project to promote the dog park being planned at the Nike Base.
Team planning for Oct. 4 CROP Walk for Hunger
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island's CROP Walk for Hunger planning team gathered for a Thursday morning breakfast meeting to plan for the 2015 walk, which will take place Oct. 4, again at Beaver Island State Park.
Community Chorus tunes up for movie music
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 07:00 am
Put a song in your heart and bring family and friends so they can too, as the Grand Island Community Chorus presents "Music of the Movies" as its annual summer concert this week.
Kiwanis seeks new club on Grand Island
Sun, Jul 19th 2015 07:00 am
A new Kiwanis Club of Grand Island could be operating by this fall.
Grand Island: Registration opens for 10th annual 'Paddles Up'
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 05:25 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission and the Town of Grand Island have announced registration is now open for the 10th annual "Paddles Up" noncompetitive 4.8-mile paddle event around Beaver Island State Park. The event will be held Saturday, July 25.
Obit: Henry Carroll
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:30 pm
Henry "Hank" Carroll of Grand Island passed away at the age of 93 Friday, July 3, 2015, after a brief illness.
Former supervisor Raymond P. Griffin dies
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:55 am
Raymond P. Griffin, who served for 16 years as the supervisor of the Town of Grand Island, died June 22, 2015, in New Port Richey, Florida, after a long battle with dementia. He was 90 years old.
Erie County Environment and Planning, partners collaborate on conservation with composters, rain barrels
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 05:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and partners are collaborating to promote water conservation and composting by making compost units and rain barrels available to local residents, helping to reduce stormwater runoff and promote home composting for more nutrient-rich soils.
Gus Macker hoops tourney gets go-ahead
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 09:00 am
The first Grand Island Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament will tip off Aug. 29 and 30 after the Grand Island Town Board gave its OK Wednesday.
Grand Island Lions set for annual Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 09:00 am
It's all about the smiles. Just ask members of the Grand Island Lions Club. Each year, the club sponsors the Special Kids Picnic. The 57th annual event will be Wednesday, July 15, at the Island's Buffalo Launch Club.
Grand Island Fire Company: Small Animal Hospital damaged by fire
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:30 pm
At 4:19 a.m. July 3, Grand Island firefighters responded to a structure fire at the Grand Island Small Animal Hospital, 2323 Whitehaven Road.
Obit: Catherine E. Sharpe
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 09:00 am
Catherine E. Sharpe of Grand Island succumbed to cancer at the age of 80 on Friday, July 3, 2015.
Knowing the signs: Hairdressers to be trained to recognize signs of domestic abuse
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 10:30 am
The Cut It Out program is coming to Grand Island.
GIHS Class of 2015
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 10:30 am
Grand Island High School held its 50th commencement Sunday morning at Kleinhans Music Hall. The school held its first commencement in the school auditorium June 26, 1966, for 132 graduates.
Klein family benefit
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 10:30 am
Sunday, June 7, Julie Klein passed away from a heart aneurism. She is survived by her husband, Chris, and their two daughters, Samantha and Sarah.
Grand Island: Council hears security plans for Gus Macker tourney
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 10:25 am
Local event promoter Corey McGowan met with the Grand Island Town Board and law enforcement representatives Thursday to go over security plans for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament, but he left awaiting final approval to hold the hoops festival he plans for August.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: DWI patrols set for 4th of July weekend
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 10:30 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced his office will increase the number of DWI patrols on land and sea for the July 4 weekend throughout the county.
Bible Presbyterian offers Bible-themed summer fun
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 06:35 pm
Grand Island resident Sarah Comfort has been attending Bible Presbyterian Church's Vacation Bible School since she was in fourth grade, first as a student, then as a helper. Now 34, the only summer she remembers missing the program was last year, when she worked at a summer camp in Ohio.
Bike raffles to encourage summer reading
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 06:35 pm
Grand Island Memorial Library will provide its biggest prize ever in a raffle drawing designed to encourage and reward children for reading during the summer.
Grand Island Board of Education: BOE declines to extend Lawrence's contract
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:35 pm
Without discussion, before or after voting, the Grand Island Board of Education declined to give Superintendent of Schools Teresa Lawrence a contract extension at Monday's board meeting.
Grand Island welcomes The Machine
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:30 pm
The Machine, America's top Pink Floyd show, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at The Riverstone Grill at the Beaver Island Clubhouse on Grand Island. General admission tickets are $12. VIP tickets are $75 and include open bar, buffet, VIP seating and restrooms.
Masters Field track upgraded
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
Work is nearly complete on the upgrade to the track at Gene Masters Field at Grand Island High School.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Students of the Year named
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
The Rotary Club of Grand Island and Grand Island High School PTSA honored the 2015 Students of the Year at a banquet May 26 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Tradition continues with Father's Day Lawn Mower Race
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
The Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race, Classic Car Show and Kevin Doring Memorial 5K Walk and 10K Run took place Saturday on Grand Island. Spectators came out to watch the unique racers, get a glimpse of the custom lawn mowers on display and raise money for a worthy cause.
Obit: Hanna Birtz
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:00 pm
Hanna Birtz of Grand Island entered into rest June 21, 2015.
Obit: Gary J. Carr
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:00 pm
Gary J. Carr of South Wales, formerly of Grand Island, entered into rest June 20, 2015.
Ceretto fighting for legislation to reduce cancer rates
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 04:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto helped pass legislation this week that will encourage New Yorkers to receive cancer screenings while reducing health care costs.
Memorial to open multispecialty medical center on Grand Island
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 07:00 am
Family and adolescent medicine, specialty surgical care and psychiatric services will soon be available at a single Grand Island location, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Thursday.
Town of Grand Island receives environmental award
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:55 pm
The Town of Grand Island was one of four municipalities that received certificates of accomplishment for earning the Erie County Environmental Management Council's Environmental Excellence Award for projects each has completed.
Grand Island: Teachers union pickets
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
Approximately 200 members of the Grand Island Teachers' Association and its supporters picketed before Monday's Board of Education meeting.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Old Church begins 125th anniversary with celebration of marriage
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
The first celebration marking the 125th anniversary of Old St. Stephen R.C. Church took place Sunday as dozens of couples married there renewed their vows.
Gathering at the Heart of Niagara set for June 20
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:00 pm
GATHON INC. will host the annual Gathering at the Heart of Niagara Saturday, June 20, in parking lot No. 3 on Goat Island, Niagara Falls State Park.
Free concert series: Grand Island 'Music in the Park'
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 07:00 am
Music will be in the air this summer.
GI serves as destination for bike trip
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:35 am
Bruce Reisdorf was eating at Theodore's with his brother Rod when he brought up a novel plan.
Economy booming for KidBiz event
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:35 am
There is no recession or even a slow recovery in the economy at KidBiz this year.
Memories and hope: Relay For Life 2105
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:25 am
At Grand Island's annual Relay For Life, which began at 4 p.m., May 30, cancer survivors were honored, loved and supported. Those who lost their battle were remembered.

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