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Strawberry Island, Motor Boat Island to be topic of second popular seminar
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
So many people enjoyed a presentation last year about the lore, legend and future of Strawberry Island and Motor Boat Island that it's back by popular demand.
Erie County Legislature: Hardwick announces Island Dispatch named official newspaper of Erie County
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announced Thursday the Island Dispatch was once again named an official newspaper of the Erie County Legislature. The designation was confirmed at the Jan. 8 reorganizational meeting of the legislature.
GIAA and Aceti's present 8th annual comedy night
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
The Grand Island Alumni Association and Aceti's Wine & Spirits present the eighth annual comedy night at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks.
Thank you, volunteers
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
Volunteers from the Golden Age Center stuffed more than 4,000 envelopes containing the county and town tax bills to be delivered to Grand Island residents this week.
DEC, NY Sea Grant announce $89,000 for Great Lakes Basin projects
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
In partnership with New York Sea Grant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens today announced $89,000 in grants for four projects that will help Great Lakes coastal communities to increase storm resiliency and protect water quality.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Residents warned of imposters calling for money, personal info
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:45 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard warns county residents about scam artists impersonating members of the Erie County Sheriff's Office.
Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters rescue driver from frigid Niagara River
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:40 pm
At 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, Grand Island Fire Co. personnel responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a passenger vehicle that veered off East River Road near the intersection of Ransom Road and ended up about 100 feet out into the Niagara River.
Buffalo Launch Club installation ceremony held
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:40 pm
The Buffalo Launch Club held its annual installation of officers following a brunch Sunday, Dec. 14.
Huth Road Elementary School annual Heritage Luncheon held
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:40 pm
From Peruvian spaghetti to Chinese nan gao, fourth-graders at Huth Road Elementary School had the opportunity to sample ethnic dishes from around the world at the annual Heritage Luncheon held last week.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Suspect arrested for violent break-in
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:35 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports deputies arrested Adeela Bonavito, 35, of Buffalo, and have obtained a warrant for another subject's arrest for his role in a burglary Dec. 1.
Town advisory board building support for historic preservation law
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:35 pm
The Historic Preservation Advisory Board hopes to have an ordinance passed in the next few months that would establish regulations for the preservation of buildings that have historical significance.
Kaegebein Elementary School students take part in Hour of Code
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:25 pm
Students of Katherine Chadwick and Tricia McDonald at Kaegebein Elementary School joined in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code Dec. 8-14. These students participated in The Hour of Code Friday, Dec. 12.
Neighbors Foundation sends thanks
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:00 pm
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island would like to thank the hundreds of individuals and organizations who contributed to make our 2014 holiday distribution so successful.
John Ceretto sworn in
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 11:50 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, was sworn in to his third term in the New York State Assembly Sunday.
Obit: Carl Miller
Fri, Jan 2nd 2015 09:00 am
Carl Thomas Miller died peacefully in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Wilmington, North Carolina, at the age of 77.
Island of Hope: GI Relay For Life team, Bottle Junction fighting cancer one nickel at a time
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 03:00 pm
Grand Island Relay For Life team Billy's Buddies has been raising money with a bottle and can return drive for six years, but the fundraising has never been easier since the opening of the Island's Bottle Junction redemption center.
Happy 100th birthday, Hazel Smith!
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:55 pm
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation to Elderwood at Grand Island resident Hazel Smith, who celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday.
Ellden's donates to Neighbors Foundation with pancake breakfast
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:40 pm
Diane and Tom Brady, owners of Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks Golf Club, hosted a pancake breakfast Sunday.
Scouts donate to Code Blue Relief Mission
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:40 pm
A van full of warm clothing is bound for the streets of Buffalo thanks to donations by Boy Scout Troop 630.
Grand Island Town Board ordinance to preserve historic Island buildings in discussion stage
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
The Historic Preservation Advisory Board is hoping to have an ordinance passed by the Grand Island Town Board in the next few months that would establish regulations for the preservation of buildings that have historical significance.
St. Stephen School students take part in mission project
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
The St. Stephen fifth-grade religious education class participated in a Christmas mission project.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: 'The Children's Nativity Story' presented
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
The children of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church presented the church's annual Christmas pageant, "The Children's Nativity Story," to celebrate the season through music.
Grand Island High School: Lending a hand
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
Twenty-nine students from Grand Island High School, members of Student Council and DECA, the high school business club, helped the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation sort 11 pallets of donated food as part of the Share Your Happiness drive.
Kaegebein Elementary School: 'Yes, Virginia' plays to packed house
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
Students in all grade levels at Kaegebein Elementary School staged two performances of "Yes, Virginia The Musical," an original production based on a true story of 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon, who wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper in 1897, inquiring about the existence of Santa Claus.
Grand Island Memorial Library Graham Cracker House Program a hit
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 07:00 am
Grand Island Memorial Library held its Graham Cracker House Program, presented by Explore & More, Saturday, Dec. 6, at the library, located at 1715 Bedell Road.
Obit: Ann M. (Golanka) Tubin
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 07:00 am
Ann M. (Golanka) Tubin, 94, of Grand Island, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, at Elderwood at Riverwood, Grand Island.
Obit: Peter D. Calieri
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 07:00 am
Peter D. Calieri of Grand Island passed away Dec. 20, 2014.
St. Stephen's Mission Club sends cards to elderly
Wed, Dec 24th 2014 07:00 am
St. Stephen's Mission Club students were recently busily preparing Christmas greeting cards for the elderly residents at Our Lady of Peace Skilled Nursing Facility.
St. Stephen School students offer hope to those in prison
Wed, Dec 24th 2014 07:00 am
Members of St. Stephen School's upper grade decorated special placemats to be given to incarcerated men and women through the Kairos prison ministry, offering words of hope and encouragement from the children in the community.
Grand Island Town Board, GIFC agree to 5-year deal
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:05 am
The Grand Island Town Board approved a five-year contract with the Grand Island Fire Co. for service from Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2019.
Neighbors Foundation conducts annual holiday drive for needy
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:05 am
Islanders outdid themselves this holiday season in donating to the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island.
Lighthouse Pointe opponents criticize board
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:05 am
With the Grand Island Town Board's public hearing on the Lighthouse Pointe preliminary plat still open, residents spoke out again in opposition to the proposed development during Monday's regular board meeting.
Grand Island High School: Casey's Corner gives back
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Once again during this season of giving, Casey's Corner school store at Grand Island High School held a fundraiser to benefit those less fortunate.
Food drive assists patrons of St. Luke's
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Students of St. Stephen School and their families enthusiastically collected nonperishable foods to donate to the St. Luke's Mission of Mercy in Buffalo.
C.J. Spiller makes Grand Island stop
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller visited the new NOCO Express store at the corner of Whitehaven Road and Grand Island Boulevard Dec. 16.
St. Stephen School: Religion class lifts spirits of Utah girl
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 12:55 pm
St. Stephen students from Michele Fusco's religion class made Christmas cards for a little 6-year-old girl named Addie from Utah.
Grand Island Moose Lodge 180: Niagara Cerebral Palsy receives donation
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy is the beneficiary of money raised by Grand Island Moose Lodge 180 from a fall fundraiser.
Obit: Stella M. 'Stef' Wozniek
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 09:00 am
Grand Island resident Stella M. "Stef" Wozniek entered into rest Dec. 15.
Grand Island Relay For Life: 'One World, One Hope'
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 03:00 pm
"One World, One Hope." That's the message and theme for Grand Island's 13th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
NOCO's major expansion offers Islanders more
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 05:00 pm
Demolition of the NOCO kiosk at the intersection of Grand Island Boulevard and Whitehaven Road is nearly complete, and its bigger replacement is open for business.

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