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Residents encouraged to support CROP Walk
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:45 pm
Town residents were encouraged by the Town Board to fight hunger in the world by supporting the local CROP Walk.
Law Enforcement Day supports Miracle League
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:40 pm
Members of the police turned out to serve as "celebrity buddies" at a Miracle League ballgame.

The buddies help the Miracle League players at bat, on the base paths and in the field.

Zonta Club installs new members
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:35 pm
Two new members were installed at the Grand Island Zonta Club's September meeting.
Town Commons, Nike Base Park eyed for upgrades
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:35 pm
The town government has begun long-range planning to improve two of its parks: the Town Commons and Nike Base Park.
Caped Crusader's ride visits Island
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:25 pm
Colleen Huff and her two sons Raistlin Huff, 10, and Perrin Huff, 8, of Cub Scout Pack 630 from Grand Island enjoy the Batmobile, which made a visit to Say Cheese Pizza Company and Comic Book Cafe on Grand Island.
Great Girl Scout Sign Up Day to be held Saturday
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:25 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York is hosting the Great Girl Scout Sign Up Day at various locations throughout Western New York, including at Nike Base Park on Grand Island, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Niagara Regional Theatre Guild: 'Guys and Dolls' opens
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:25 pm
The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "Guys and Dolls" at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse Sept. 26 through Oct. 12.
Can you help Elizabeth Restey?
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:25 pm
A benefit to assist leukemia patient Elizabeth Restey with her mounting bills will take place Sept. 28.
National Grid offers tips for emergency preparedness
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 11:25 am
The northeast U.S. has experienced unprecedented severe weather over the past several years and National Grid wants to remind customers to plan ahead, be prepared and stay safe in the event of an emergency.
DEC announces release of pheasants for 2014 hunting season
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 01:35 pm
Approximately 30,000 adult pheasants will be released on lands open to public hunting for the upcoming fall pheasant hunting season.
Kara Dudley to appear on 'Steve Harvey Show'
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 01:10 pm
Grand Island native Kara Dudley, 22, aka as the girl who accidentally photobombed Victoria Secret model Karlie Kloss, will appear on "The Steve Harvey Show" Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. on Channel 2 (NBC), to discuss her photoboming.
Kid-friendly Band-Aid drive underway to support RPCI
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
If Luke Gworek has his way, no kid will have to go home from the hospital with a sad-faced Band-Aid ever again.
Zonta Club of Grand Island: Tribute Garden to honor victims of domestic violence
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
The Western New York Tribute Garden, in honor of domestic violence victims, is being dedicated in Tonawanda's Isle View Park.

The Zonta Club of Grand Island is not only helping to establish the garden, it is issuing a challenge to other Island service groups: Help in any way you can to make this Tribute Garden a success - so it can have a beneficial effect on women, their families and our community.

'Cooking for Cancer' raising money one nickel at a time at Bottle Junction
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:10 pm
Jessica Flash, left, and Allyson Nemeth received a check from Josh Pabon, assistant manager of Bottle Junction. The money comes from patrons of Bottle Junction who decide to donate their bottle deposits to "Cooking for Cancer."
Wild Women Unite weekend is a summer camp for grownups
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
Whether women are looking for a relaxing weekend with friends or looking to learn some outdoor skills, Wild Women Unite weekend, scheduled for Oct. 3-5, will provide a fun place to meet new friends, laugh out loud and try something new.
Obit: Christian P. Wallinder
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
Christian P. Wallinder, age 18, of Grand Island entered into rest Sept. 5, 2014.
Grand Island Board of Education: First meeting of school year held
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education held its first meeting of the 2014-15 school year in the Professional Development Suite at Grand Island High School. The agenda included reports on personnel, the district's capital project, the dress code and curriculum and instruction.
AAA announces new partnerships, more savings with local auto repair facilities
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:35 pm
AAA Western and Central New York has announced details of a renewed partnership with more than 80 auto repair facilities participating in the AAA Approved Auto Repair program. AAA's AAR program offers members a way to identify reliable repair shops they can trust.

Starting this month, local AAR locations will offer new and improved standard discounts and benefits to AAA members, including: a 10 percent discount on repair labor; a two-year/24,000-mile guarantee on parts and labor; a free multi-point inspection; preliminary diagnosis within one hour of tow arrival; and member-preferred pricing on select maintenance services.

Sulaiman welcomes new patients
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:50 am
Dr. Rosalind Nolan Sulaiman, an experienced physician specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics, has recently joined forces with the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Dr. Willard Ruth, a respected physician with more than 30 years experience. She is currently accepting new patients at the Grand Island Family Practice.
Grand Island natives inducted into Buffalo Wing Hall of Fame
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:55 pm
The recent National Buffalo Wing Festival honored a native Grand Island family that has built a restaurant chain with blood, sweat and tears, and lots of Frank's hot sauce and Marie's blue cheese.
Golden Age Center receives van through grant
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:55 pm
The Golden Age Center has a new van, paid for with a Community Development Block Grant approved by the Erie County Legislature.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Youth Ambassadors recognized at picnic
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:55 pm
At its annual President's Picnic, Aug. 20, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce recognized its 2013-14 Youth Ambassadors for Service and welcomed its 2014-15 Youth Ambassadors.
Obit: Esther B. Lozo
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:50 pm
Esther B. Lozo passed away Aug. 26, 2014, peacefully at home under the care of her loving family at the age of 100. Esther was a lifelong Grand Island resident.
Obit: Karen C. White
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:50 pm
Karen C. White, entered into rest Aug. 30, 2014. She was a resident of Grand Island.
Obit: Beatrice L. Hillock
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:50 pm
Beatrice L. (née Hardy) Hillock, a longtime resident of Grand Island, entered into rest Aug. 26 in New Port Richey, Florida.
Townsend aces field to win Grand Island Fun Center golf tourney
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:15 pm
Kevin Townsend of North Tonawanda won the second annual Grand Island Fun Center Golf Tournament Aug. 24, taking home the $250 first prize.
Grand Island Central School District: Superintendent reviews changes in VCMS, GIHS pick-up, drop-off changes
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
The first day of school is Thursday, Sept. 4. Parents are asked to review the following changes to the bus drop-off and parent drop-off processes this year at the Veronica E. Connor Middle School and Grand Island High School complex.
Rules of the road: School bus safety
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
As summer winds down, children across Erie County are heading back to school and once again yellow school buses will dot our highways.
Obit: William J. Ross
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
William J. Ross went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 17, 2014.
Obit: Elizabeth Irene Podsiadlo
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
Elizabeth Irene "Ellie" Podsiadlo of Grand Island passed away Aug. 24, 2014.
55th anniversary observed
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
Polly and Doug Smith of Grand Island observed their 55th wedding anniversary Aug. 8 with a family dinner, including both children and three of four grandchildren, in Warfield's Restaurant, Clifton Springs, New York.
60th anniversary celebrated
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Grimes of Grand Island will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 8.
Marc Scibilia performs at 9th Ward
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 11:55 pm
Singer/songwriter Marc Scibilia, a Grand Island native now living and working in Nashville - and signed to Capitol Records' IRS label - is returning to Western New York Friday to perform at Babeville's 9th Ward. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. event. Tickets are $10.
Public information forum hosted by the Erie County Local Planning Committee
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 07:00 am
President Obama has designated the month of September as National Preparedness Month. As part of this recognition, the Erie County Local Emergency Planning Committee is hosting a public information forum.
Playground ribbon-cutting caps 6 years of work
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Miracle League of Grand Island and WNY celebrated another high-water mark in the organization's brief history with Saturday's ribbon-cutting for a new playground in Veterans Park.
Grand Island High School: Summer school graduation day arrives
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 07:00 am
On a warm summer's afternoon, three young women and their families sat on folding chairs amidst the gardens of the Huth Road Elementary School courtyard. They were there Friday to receive their high school diplomas after spending hours working on academic areas of difficulty in summer school.
The Real Barbers II keeps barbershop tradition alive
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 07:00 am
Kids needing a haircut before going back to school have a new old-school option.

The Real Barbers II has opened in the Grand Island Plaza, next door to M&T Bank and across from Adrian's Custard and Beef.

Taking the #IceBucketChallenge
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014 12:10 pm
Celebrities. Athletes. Politicians. Your friends and family members.

Just about everybody, it seems, has taken part in the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise awareness - and funds - for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's Disease." To date, more than $40 million has been donated.

Obit: Rev. Leslie E. Chambers
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 03:00 pm
Pastor Leslie E. Chambers of the Town of West Clarksville passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at home after a brief battle with cancer.
Obit: Sally Trietley Mergel
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 03:00 pm
Sally Trietley Mergel, 83, of Grand Island was called to heaven at home Aug. 17, 2014, surrounded by family and comforted by her devoted husband of 24 years, Philip Mergel.
 


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