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Grand Island Highway Department announces guidelines for branch pickup service
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 09:25 pm
The Grand Island Highway Department has announces a branch pickup service is available for routine homeowner tree trimming only. This does not include tree removal.
Grand Island Highway Department states its policies for winter
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 09:25 pm
Nov. 1 is the official start of the 2016-17 winter season for the Grand Island Highway Department.
Fastest firefighter
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 02:20 pm
Firefighter Joe Casullo, left in the video, and Lt. Nick Egloff of the Grand Island Fire Co. hold a race to see who can put his turnout gear on the fastest, as children from Sidway Elementary School cheer them on.
Grand Island Town Board discussed West River at May work session
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 01:50 pm
The May 2, 2016, work session of the Grand Island Town Board included the first discussion of the proposed West River Connector Trail. The nearly three-hour meeting included a 25-minute discussion among Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray and council members Beverly Kinney, Chris Aronica, Mike Madigan and Ray Billica.
Poloncarz hosts 'presidential' guest
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 01:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz recently enjoyed a visit with "Harry Truman," the nation's 33rd president, as portrayed by Buffalo actor David Lundy.
Kelly's Country Store holds Fall Fest
Sat, Oct 15th 2016 07:00 am
Kelly's Country Store held its first-ever Fall Fest Oct. 8 and 9. The event included a petting zoo (pictured), a bounce house, face painting, and a food vendors and a farmers market. The old historic schoolhouse was open, with all original equipment.
Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752: Awards presented at Past Grand Knights Dinner
Sat, Oct 15th 2016 07:00 am
The Mary Star of the Sea, Knights of Columbus, Council No. 4752 celebrated its annual Past Grand Knights Dinner honoring all past grand knights on Saturday, Oct. 8. Attending the dinner were many Past Grand Knights, other Knights, family and the District Deputy Anthony Pirrone.
Trinity UMC to hold 2016 Fall Festival
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 05:50 pm
Peggy Will, Chris Sipson, Ellie Robinson, Paul Sipson and Margie Tyrell of Trinity United Methodist Church are pictured (from left) making apple pies, which are made and quickly frozen, to be sold in the baked goods booth at the 2016 Trinity Fall Festival, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
'Pasta Extravaganza' to take place Oct. 23
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 05:45 pm
The St. Stephen Holy Name Society will host its sixth annual "Pasta Extravaganza" from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at the St. Stephen School cafeteria, 2080 Baseline Road.
Ground zero: GI's emerald ash borer infestation
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 10:35 am
Grand Island is now "ground zero" for the emerald ash borer, said Mark Whitmore, an entomologist from Cornell University.
Fall foliage photo contest returns to Erie County parks
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 05:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the return of the popular "Fall for Erie County Parks" photo contest, which is open to Erie County residents and offers amateur photographers an opportunity to focus on the beauty of Erie County's 10,000-acre parks system and snap their way to prizes.
YMCA Turkey Trot early bird rate set to expire Oct. 14
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:45 am
Early bird pricing for the 121st annual YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot is set to expire Friday, Oct. 14. Starting Saturday, the registration fee moves to $40 per entry and will remain at this rate until the race sells out, or until Nov. 17.
ECHDC approves contract for Canalside wayfinding and interpretive signage project
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:45 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Tuesday and approved a contract with Entro Communications Inc. for design, fabrication and installation services of ECHDC's Canalside wayfinding and interpretive signage project.
In his honor: H. David Myers Athletic Complex dedicated at homecoming ceremony
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
The Father of Viking Athletics now has a lighted welcome sign in his honor at the school district fields he designed.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Special commendations to highlight 2016 fire prevention program
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski has announced that a special award presentation will take place during the scheduled Fire Prevention Open House on Friday, Oct. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Grand Island Fire Co. headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
5th annual pet blessing held at St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
The fifth annual pet blessing at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church on Saturday drew its largest participation of pet-lovers, according to event organizers.
Higgins, McMurray & Kulpa call for 'open-road tolling' in Western New York
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 05:00 pm
Following the announcement New York will begin the conversion to 100-percent electronic tolling for several bridges and tunnels in the New York City area, local leaders are pushing for a similar transition in Western New York.
Grand Island Town Board: Kinney announces cancer diagnosis
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 04:10 pm
Councilwoman Beverly Kinney announced Monday during a Grand Island Town Board meeting that she has cancer.
Presentation held on saving ash trees
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 04:05 pm
Wednesday's presentation in Grand Island Town Hall on the emerald ash borer, sponsored by the Conservation Advisory Board and Grand Island's Emerald Ash Borer Task Force, was preceded by a walk through Town Commons.
Erie County senior services schedules two hearings on plans for aging services
Thu, Oct 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced it will hold two public hearings to provide residents with an opportunity to comment on needs and concerns of Erie County's older adults and their caregivers.
Grand Island gym to host health fair Oct. 7
Wed, Oct 5th 2016 09:30 am
The Grand Island Medically Oriented Gym (MOG) is inviting Western New Yorkers to its first health fair, from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.
DA Flaherty has Erie County Hall lit in purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Tue, Oct 4th 2016 06:55 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. announced Erie County Hall will be illuminated in the color purple to "Shine the Light on Domestic Violence" throughout the month of October.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: District governor welcomed
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
Rotarian Henry Kammerer reported that, at the Sept. 14 meeting, Rotary District Gov. Marlee Diehl provided a heartfelt plea for support of Rotary activities, such as helping the Rotary Foundation in its 100th year - particularly to help with polio eradication.
GI Professional Women present scholarship
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
Margaret Mehlenbacker Tynski of Grand Island was honored at the September awards dinner of the Grand Island Professional Women's Chapter, New York State Women Inc. She was the winner of the chapter's scholarship for adult women returning to college, trade school or a certificate program.
Nathan McMurray: I will fight for 'Enhanced Option 3' for West River Parkway
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
I have a plan for West River. Some people have claimed I have had a plan all along - a devious plan. Alternatively, they have said I'm a pawn in the state's plan. Or were they a pawn in my plan?
2016 fire prevention theme stresses smoke alarm replacement
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
The National Fire Protection Association notes that most American homes have at least one smoke detector that can provide occupants with sufficient warning to escape life-threatening consequences during a fire emergency.
West River Homeowners Association celebrates 32th anniversary
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
The West River Homeowners Association celebrated its 32nd anniversary Sunday night, Sept. 25, at the Beaver Island Clubhouse restaurant with a dinner meeting attended by about 80 members.
Above and Beyond: Extra special duty for Island firefighters
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Fire Co. was proud to act as honor guard in presenting the American flag at the Buffalo Bills-Arizona Cardinals football game at New Era Stadium Sunday, Sept. 25.
Mother Nature shines at annual Taste of Grand Island
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
Warm weather greeted the fifth annual Taste of Grand Island Fall Festival.
Poloncarz, legislature leaders announce agreement on county charter, ethics law revisions
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo (10th district) and Minority Leader Thomas Loughran (5th District) to announce an agreement on revisions to the Erie County charter, along with the creation of a new Erie County ethics law.
Erie County, NYSERDA announce sustainability plan for county buildings
Wed, Sep 28th 2016 12:15 pm
Erie County and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority have announced the development of a climate action and sustainability plan for internal county operations.
Koch to speak at DAR meeting
Mon, Sep 26th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will begin its 2016-17 year with a potluck luncheon meeting on Saturday, Oct. 1, at noon. The meeting will be held at Island Presbyterian Church, 1822 Huth Road.
Islanders turn out for epic fundraiser
Sun, Sep 25th 2016 07:00 am
Islanders turned last Saturday's Wishes for a Warrior event for Mary Dunbar-Daluisio into the mother of all fundraisers.
Athletic complex to be named for H. David Myers
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 07:00 am
A dedication honoring the "Father of Viking Athletics" will take place during halftime of the Grand Island High School Homecoming football game.
Recovery International offers mental health support
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 12:15 pm
Recovery International has been providing mental health support services for the past 78 years and its self-help techniques have benefitted thousands of adult whose quality of life has been impacted by bipolar disorder, depression, panic, anxiety or anger management concerns.
Worship service for those impacted by disabilities set
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 12:15 pm
E1M (Every One Matters) invites the public to a special church service.
St. Martin's to host pet blessing Oct. 1
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 12:15 pm
On Saturday, Oct. 1, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, will host its fifth annual pet blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. A brief service will be held at 11:30 a.m. followed by individual blessings.
Grand Island Town Board: West River Parkway meeting set for Oct. 6
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 12:15 pm
The Grand Island Town Board voted, 4-0, Monday to hold a new public input meeting regarding the proposed West River Connector Trail.
Poloncarz, officials unveil 'Ready Erie' app
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 05:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Commissioner of Emergency Services Daniel Neaverth Jr. and emergency services personnel at the Public Safety Campus in Buffalo to unveil the new "Ready Erie" app.
EC Senior Services 'University Express' presents extensive fall 2016 semester
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 05:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' Retired & Senior Volunteer Program ("RSVP") has announced the fall 2016 "University Express" lifelong learning program is now accepting registrations from seniors interested in taking one or more of the classes offered.