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Obit: Patricia M. McNulty
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:10 am
Island resident Patricia M. (née Murray) McNulty entered into rest Aug. 20, 2015.
Greenway Trail draws concerns from Islanders
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 07:00 am
State officials held an informal public participation meeting Tuesday regarding a plan to build a trail along West River Parkway to connect Buckhorn Island State Park with Beaver Island State Park and beyond.
Above and Beyond: GI Fire Co. holds annual inspection
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 07:00 am
On Saturday, Oct. 3, Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters, medics, emergency medical technicians, and cadets reported to fire headquarters for their 2015 state of readiness inspection by Fire Chief Matt Osinski.
Grand Island: Walker transporting water helps spread message of CROP Walk
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:35 pm
Marie Edonyemya walked down a boat dock and filled a large bucket with water from the Niagara River, with the help of her husband, Byaombe Shabani. In front of a large group at the start of the Oct. 4 CROP walk at Beaver Island State Park, Edonyemya wrapped her head with colorful material, then Byaombe lifted the bucket and placed it on his wife's head.
Holiday Happenings on Grand Island
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:25 pm
Fall has arrived, and it's time for flu shots, hot chili, craft events and fundraising for good causes. Find them all, and more, at Holiday Happenings to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.
Candidates Night set for Oct. 15
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:00 pm
The Grand Island Lions Club, in conjunction with and the Island Dispatch, will sponsor "Grand Island Candidates Night" from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the auditorium at Kaegebein Elementary School, 1690 Love Road.
Beaver Island State Park tree project Oct. 17
Mon, Oct 5th 2015 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Beaver Island State Park Memorial Tree Planting Project announced that the next tree ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.
CROP Walk to include unique demonstration
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:20 am
Islanders who take part in Sunday's Grand Island CROP Walk will see a snippet of the lifestyle lived by the people their fundraising dollars support.
Sabres make annual trip to Miracle League
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:00 am
As they gear up for the start of the National Hockey League season, Buffalo Sabres past and present made a stop at the Miracle League in Veterans Park Monday to play with the special needs ballplayers.
Plumeria continues rapid expansion with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:00 am
Saturday's ribbon-cutting in the Tops plaza signaled two things: Plumeria is open for business, and Cindy Inman has her house back for good.
Grand Island Fire Co.: 2015 fire prevention open house set for Oct. 9
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:45 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski has announced that this year's fire prevention open house will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
Creeks, homeowners benefit from living shorelines
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:00 am
Homeowners whose property includes creeks can help improve water quality by establishing living shorelines, said Niagara River habitat ecologist Tim DePriest of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Obit: Valerie Caprio
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 05:00 am
Valerie Caprio, 41, daughter of Jim and Jean Caprio of Grand Island, was taken from us suddenly Sept. 30 following a terrible automobile accident.
Obit: Irene M. Thompson
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 05:00 am
Irene M. Thompson entered into rest Sept. 29, 2015.
In a victory for veterans, Higgins announces Kids Korner at Buffalo VA will remain open
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Wednesday the House of Representatives approved legislation that will allow the Kids Korner program at the Buffalo VA Medical Center to remain open.
Whitehaven Road Baptist Church: Forum, author to present 'When God and Cancer Meet'
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
A seminar planned for Whitehaven Road Baptist Church is designed to fill a void in the treatment of cancer.
Grand Island Fire Co.: 'Hear the Beep Where You Sleep' is fire prevention theme
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 06:05 pm
The National Fire Protection Association notes nighttime fires can generate deadly gases such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide, which can result in fatal consequences for sleeping family members if there is no advance warning. Therefore, the 2015 fire prevention theme has been designated "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm."
Food collection at Taste of Grand Island, CROP Walk
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 06:00 pm
The CROP Walk of Grand Island will accept donations of nonperishable foods between noon and 7 p.m. during the Taste of Grand Island, being held Saturday, Oct. 3, and on the day of the annual CROP Walk, held the following day at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Beaver Island Marina North shelter.
Ag district forum set for Sept. 29
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:40 pm
The Grand Island Agricultural Cooperative Association will help all interested Island landowners join Erie County's agricultural district at no cost during an enrollment application help forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 2487 Long Road.
Hymns to celebrate 125th anniversary of Old St. Stephen
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:40 pm
The Grand Island Community Chorus has extended an invitation to participate in a hymn sing at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Old St. Stephen Church, 2100 Baseline Road, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the historic old church.
Kaegebein gets its new playground
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:25 pm
Kim Cich, who founded the Kaegebein Playground Committee, surveyed the approximately 50 volunteers who were building the new playground on Sept. 19 and said, "I am very grateful. For generations to come, this playground will be enjoyed by many in the community. I also feel very blessed by the community coming together."
Pet blessing set for St. Martin's
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 11:00 am
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, will host its fourth annual pet blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, on Saturday, Oct. 3.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard Nov. 21
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
The fourth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities will take place Saturday, Nov. 21.
GOP, Dem party chiefs happy after Sept. 10 primary
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
Both the Republican and Democratic party heads were pleased with last Thursday's results in party primaries.
One Island, One Team to receive award
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
One Island, One Team Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition has been chosen to receive the Community Partnership Award at the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse's annual meeting luncheon.
GIHS to hold open house Sept. 24
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:50 am
Grand Island High School will hold its annual open house from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.
Keep Grand Island Beating fundraiser set
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:50 am
One year after a Veronica Connor Middle School student was resuscitated on the track at Masters Field after collapsing during a gym class, a 1-mile run/walk, called Keep Grand Island Beating, will take place at 11 a.m. Sept. 26 to raise funds to purchase CPR training equipment and a portable automated external defibrillator.
Deb Billoni recognized
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:20 am
Deborah Billoni, chair of the Town of Grand Island Ethics Committee and treasurer of the Grand Island Republican Committee, received a 2015 Business First Woman of Influence Award as a Community Supporter on Sept. 17 during a luncheon in Depew. Billoni has been the director of finance and operations at the International Institute of Buffalo since 2009.
Local input sought on Common Core review
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:20 am
Five months after first calling for a more unified and pragmatic public education system, state Sen. Marc Panepinto stood with community education stakeholders Sept. 11 to discuss New York state's Common Core program.
Assembly required: Kaegebein playground construction begins
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 08:00 am
Approximately 20 volunteers unloaded numerous pieces of equipment from a large trailer Sept. 11 at Kaegebein Elementary School in the final stages of a long effort to upgrade the school's playground.
Grand Island: Gus Macker happy about Gus Macker tourney
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:10 pm
Gus Macker himself was pleased with Grand Island's first hosting of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament.
Two more rabies clinics offered in September
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health, in collaboration with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, the Medaille College Veterinary Technology program and the SPCA serving Erie County, is holding two more free rabies vaccination clinics in September.
Computer and Electronic Recycling Day set for Saturday
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:00 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick reminds residents that the county is hosting a free Computer and Electronic Recycling Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at GM Tonawanda Engine Plant No. 1, 2995 River Road, between Sheridan Drive and Edgar Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda.
Detectives arrest two for stealing $1K in groceries
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports members of the Detective Bureau arrested two females involved Aug. 11 with a grand larceny at Tops Market on Grand Island.
Elderwood hosts second Cruise Night
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:00 pm
Elderwood of Grand Island turned back the clock for its residents by hosting its second annual Cruise Night Sept. 2.
Obit: Donald R. Bachert
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:55 pm
Grand Island resident Donald R. Bachert entered into rest Sept. 4, 2015.
Erie County social services to launch SNAP call center
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:20 pm
Erie County Department of Social Services Commissioner Al Dirschberger has announced the launch of a new supplemental nutrition assistance program ("SNAP") call center designed to help families on nutrition assistance to resolve service issues more quickly. Residents are now directed to call 716-858-7239 to get quick assistance with their SNAP case.
Gus Macker all about hoops
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:00 am
When all was said and done, the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament turned out just as event organizer Corey McGowan planned.
Welcome to your new school: Kaegebein Elementary updates put staff 'over the moon'
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 07:00 am
When Principal Mary Haggerty took the helm of Kaegebein Elementary School, she found one room with a hole large enough that she could put her fist through it, steel framework was visible.
Obit: Elisabeth Prast
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 03:50 pm
Elisabeth Prast entered into rest Aug. 28, 2015, at age 98. She was a resident of Grand Island for 63 years.