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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.
Grisanti asks judge for maximum penalties against Tonawanda Coke
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 04:00 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, submitted a letter to the chief district judge of the United States District Court, asking for the maximum fine that is allowed by law to be handed to Tonawanda Coke Corporation for the illegal actions and willful violation of environmental law that resulted in health-related problems and illnesses for some residents who live near the Tonawanda Coke facility.
Klocks celebrate 55th wedding anniversary
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 04:00 pm
Jo and Paul Klock of East River Road celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 Knights of Columbus Hall. A party with a Hawaiian theme was enjoyed by a gathering of an estimated 120 people.
'Grand Island Fun Fest' supports Variety Club
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:35 pm
A Variety Club fundraiser, the "Grand Island Fun Fest" will be held July 19-21 at Say Cheese, 1771 Love Road, Grand Island.
Compu-Mail awarded two certificates of merit in international print competition
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 01:45 pm
Compu-Mail, a direct marketing and printing service, has been recognized in the 2013 Premier Print Awards for outstanding achievement in the production of variable data digital printing. Compu-Mail's 2013 desk calendar, featuring variable data and images, and highly personalized campaign mailing earned two certificates of merit for the company.
Grand Island Garden Tour 2013 is July 6-7
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 07:00 am
Dr. Joshua Smith of Serene Gardens on Grand Island Boulevard is hoping the Grand Island Garden Tour will open some horizons when it debuts July 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

"It's the first time Grand Island's been a part of the national garden tour," Smith said. "It's all free for everyone to join as well as free for everyone to visit the tour, visit the houses."

'Discover Grand Island' through 'Paddles Up Niagara'
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:50 pm
The eighth annual "Paddles Up Niagara," presented by the Niagara River Greenway Commission - the organization that initially created a 25-mile length paddle-sport trail in the Niagara River in 2006 - is to take place along the southeastern shores of Grand Island on Saturday, July 27.
Fireworks set to fly July 6
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:40 pm
Not only did the Island have fireworks July 4, but a private fireworks display will take place Saturday as well.
Obit: Daniel J. McNamee Jr.
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:40 pm
Daniel J. McNamee Jr. passed away in Florida March 15 after a short illness.
School year draws to a close
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:15 pm
Last week signaled the end of the 2012-13 school year at Grand Island schools and featured ceremonies and events marking the occasion. Graduation week culminated with a commencement ceremony for the Grand Island Class of 2013 at Artpark in the Village of Lewiston.
Lawn Mower Race brings Island to forefront
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:15 pm
The annual Father's Day Lawn Mower Race on the Island's West River took place over the weekend to raise money for the Grand Island Relay For Life in its ongoing support of the American Cancer Society.
Grand Island Vikings: Head, Simpson honored at Niagara Frontier League Banquet
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:10 pm
Two coaches at Grand Island High School were among those honored at the 76th annual Niagara Frontier League banquet held at the Tonawanda Castle.
Live music takes 'Root'
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:05 pm
Papa and Mama Root of Grand Island will play oldies rock and roll before local minor league baseball games.
Niagara Frontier Corvair Club meets at Adrian's
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:00 pm
The monthly meeting of the Niagara Frontier Corvair Club took place at Adrian's. There were eight vintage Corvairs on display among many other muscle and collectable cars all enjoying the monthly cruise night at Adrian's. The great weather and food socializing with other car guys made it a very enjoyable evening.
Grand Island Lions Club: Officers, directors installed
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:00 pm
The Grand Island Lions Club met in the Niagara Room of the Holiday Inn Grand Island to hold its installation of officers and directors for the year.
GI Dance Center dance ballet at Fairy House Festival
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:00 pm
Students from the Grand Island Dance Center entertained at Artpark's Fairy House Festival earlier this month.
St. Stephen School: Student rally honors Ende
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:00 pm
A student rally at St. Stephen School was held recently to honor Donna Ende as she retires as principal of St. Stephen School. The students, parents, and staff at St. Stephen School are thanking Ende for 12 years of service as the school's beloved principal.
Grand Island High School: 'Masquerade' prom held
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 03:55 pm
Grand Island High School held is senior prom at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, and the theme was "Masquerade.
Sandy Beach Yacht Club: Father's Day dinner held
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 03:55 pm
Claudia O'Neil, left, and Dorothy Garcia prepare for a meat raffle at the Sandy Beach Yacht Club's Father's Day dinner, which was held on Friday, June 14.
Post No. 1346 installs officers
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 03:40 pm
At the last meeting of the Grand Island American Legion Post No. 1346, the new officers for 2013-14 were installed.
St. Stephen School: Spring concert held
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 03:40 pm
The students at St. Stephen School performed their Spring Concert in the parish church.
Golden Age Center: Travel Club offering several day trips this summer
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 03:40 pm
The Golden Age Center Travel Club continues to plan more day trips.

On Monday, July 15, there is a trip planned to visit Valvo's Candy Factory, participate in a cookie taste contest at Petrie's Baking Product, enjoy lunch at the elegant White House Inn and do a little wine tasting at Merrit Estate Winery. All this and more included for $90.

Grand Island High School: Venture Yearbook gives back
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 03:40 pm
Christopher Simpson, adviser of the Venture Yearbook at the high school, has announced that his staff has completed fundraising activities and continued its long tradition of giving back to the community
Island schools rated in Business First
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 03:40 pm
The Grand Island Central School District has been named to the honor roll of districts in the annual academic rankings by Business First.
Hardwick requests soil study in areas affected by Tonawanda Coke
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 03:35 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has called on the Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to conduct soil tests in areas near the Tonawanda Coke plant. Tonawanda Coke was recently found guilty of polluting the air and now focus has turned to what impact the facility's operations has had on the soil.
Sidway celebrates summer
Tue, Jun 18th 2013 01:35 pm
Sidway Elementary School recently held its first-grade field day and kindergarten picnic.
NYS Senate to act on Public Assistance Integrity Act
Tue, Jun 18th 2013 01:25 pm
The New York State Senate is expected to act on the "Public Assistance Integrity Act," sponsored by Sen. Tom Libous (R-C-I-Binghamton) and co-sponsored by Sen. Mark Grisanti (R-I-Buffalo).
Ducks Unlimited event set Rod & Gun Club June 27
Fri, Jun 14th 2013 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rod & Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Road, will host a Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl Hunters Party on Thursday, June 27.