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Elderwood at Grand Island barbecue to benefit local first responders
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:00 pm
Grand Island volunteer first responders regularly give to the community. Now, Elderwood at Grand Island is providing an opportunity for the public to give back to these first responders.
Meet the Grand Island Board of Education candidates
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
The Grand Island Parent Teacher Association held a "Meet the Candidates Night" Tuesday for voters to learn more about the candidates who are running for the Grand Island Board of Education.
Grand Island Town Board tables sidewalk requirement
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
The town will work with owners of a Grand Island Boulevard restaurant regarding a dispute over installation of a sidewalk.
Grand Island couple celebrates 60 years
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
Roberta and Harry Lorence of Grand Island celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently with their family.
Pikas inducted into Veterans Honor Society
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
Bohdan Pikas, professor of marketing, was inducted as an honorary inductee into the SALUTE honor society, Niagara University chapter, at a ceremony held April 29.
'Images of America: Grand Island' authors sign copies of new history book
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:25 pm
Authors of a new book that tells Grand Island's history in pictures held a book signing Tuesday in Grand Island Town Hall.
Grand Island Town Board: Golden Age Club leads pledge during Older Americans Month
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:10 pm
Islanders were encouraged during Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting to take the time this month to recognize older adults and the people who serve and support them.
Thank you, town clerk's office
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:10 pm
The Grand Island Town Board thanked its colleagues across Town Hall Monday with the issuance of a town proclamation noting Municipal Clerk's Week May 3 to 9.
Grand Island resident Emma MacIntyre named a Charles O. Thompson Scholar
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:30 pm
Worcester Polytechnic Institute has announced Emma MacIntyre of Grand Island, a first-year student majoring in biomedical engineering, has been named a Charles O. Thompson Scholar for the 2014-15 academic year.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizens of the Year honored
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:20 pm
On April 23, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce hosted the 49th annual Citizens of the Year Award dinner at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa.
Zumbathon raises funds for Family Justice Center
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:20 pm
Approximately 20 women and one young girl stretched, jumped and danced to upbeat music under the direction of Bridgett Braunscheidel on April 25 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church.
Kaegebein: Playground committee looking for artists
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:20 pm
The Kaegebein Playground Committee is looking for artists to donate their time and talents to decorate wooden chairs to be auctioned off in June. All proceeds will go to benefit the Kaegebein Playground Committee's mission to build a new playground for the community and students.
Town of Grand Island: GI Democratic Committee announces endorsements
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:20 pm
Grand Island Democratic Committee Chairman Jim Sharpe credits the Democrat Committee with an impressive slate of candidates for the upcoming election.
Grand Island's Stephanie LoTempio takes the stage at Lincoln Center
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:25 pm
Stephanie LoTempio, a Grand Island native and sophomore performance/music education major in the School of Music at Ithaca College, performed at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall with the Ithaca College Choir, Wind Ensemble and Contemporary Ensemble.
Grand Island Board of Education Budget adopted in split vote
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
The Grand Island Board of education adopted a budget of $58,114,136 for 2015-16 at its meeting Tuesday after whittling away at a proposed 2.26 percent tax increase.
Collins Marine to hold open house
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
Anyone in the market to buy a boat is invited to Collins Marine for an open house Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3.
Grand Island Town Board notes Memorial Library report
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
Grand Island Memorial Library is the 13th busiest library among the 36 libraries in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library system, according to the library's annual report that was discussed at Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting.
Lawn Mower Race receives sponsorship
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
Floyd Doring, founder of the Father's Day Lawn Mower Race, Classic Car Show & Kevin Doring 5K Walk and 10K Run, receives a sponsorship donation for the event from Todd Runions, sales manager of Northtown Volvo, Porsche & Land Rover of Buffalo.
Tim Hortons presents Islander with new car
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:05 pm
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop presented R.J. Wynne of Grand Island with the grand prize of a new car in the RRRoll Up the Rim to Win contest Friday.
Erie County, partners kick off May with colorful rain barrel competition
Fri, May 1st 2015 04:10 pm
Winners of the 2015 "One Earth, One Chance - Save the Rain" rain barrel competition were announced Friday.
Grand Island: Huth Road fire
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 06:30 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters responded to an alarm of fire Tuesday afternoon at an address on Huth Road across from Huth Road Elementary School.
NYPA receives Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters award for Niagara River habitat improvement
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 05:25 pm
The New York Power Authority has received an award from the National Hydropower Association for habitat restoration on a small but ecologically important island on the Niagara River in the Town of Grand Island.
Erie County announces hazardous household waste drop-off dates
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with the Town of Amherst, Erie Community College, and Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management has announced hazardous household waste drop-off days.
GOP golf tournament May 11
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
The Grand Island Republican Committee will host its 17th annual golf tournament Monday, May 11, at River Oaks Golf Course, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.
Hockey game to benefit late Relay For Life supporter
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
A charity hockey game to support Relay For Life will honor an Island man who passed away from cancer earlier this year.
Island of Hope: Combating cancer with every step
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
Missy Stolfi was asked by her students seven years ago to serve as the advisor of a new group at her school called Relay For Life, and with high hopes she joined in a fight that she never imagined could grow so fast.
Grand Island's war effort on the home front
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 03:25 pm
In this excerpt from a 1981 speech to the Grand Island Historical Society, Shirley Kreger Luther recalls "Life on the Home Front" during World War II. She recounts events that led to publishing the Islander newspaper, which was sent to Island servicemen and women from 1943-45.
Relay For Life ready to paint GI purple
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
Grand Island Relay For Life supporters are hoping a little color will go a long way to support the fight against cancer.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: Zumbathon to raise money for Family Justice Center
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, will host a Zumbathon, open to the public, from 11 to 12:30 p.m., April 25.
Caring4Ken benefit April 25
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
On Aug. 24, 2012, Ken Kalinowski, a lifelong Western New Yorker and Grand Island resident, was diagnosed with stage-4 colon cancer.
Grand Island Community Chorus hosts spring concert
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 07:00 am
The Grand Island Community Chorus invites readers to "Sing Into Spring," an evening of warm-weather music.
Baked Cupcakery: How sweet it is for local cupcake business
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:00 am
Baked Cupcakery, a fledgling Grand Island business, can boast it has Western New York's Best Cupcake.
Grand Island Town Board: Roesch appointed deputy supervisor
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 11:00 am
Grand Island Town Supervisor Mary Cooke appointed Councilman Gary Roesch deputy supervisor, effective immediately.
Grand Island Chamber thanks award sponsors
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 11:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has thanked the sponsors of its 49th annual Citizen of the Year awards.
My day as a 6th-grader at VCMS
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 11:00 am
As you may know, I am fairly new to our school and the Grand Island community. I am still learning all of the details of our systems and procedures while trying my hardest to learn everyone's name as quickly as possible. Everyone has been incredibly welcoming and patient.
Obit: John R. DeGlopper
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 09:00 am
Grand Island native John R. DeGlopper passed away April 5 in Arlington, Massachusetts.
Obit: Donnette Glaeser Hennigar
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 09:00 am
Donnette Glaeser Hennigar passed away April 13, 2015, at her home in Deerfield Beach, Florida, surrounded by her loving family.
RRRoll up the rim to Wynne!
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 09:00 am
R.J. Wynne of Grand Island has won a grand prize in this year's "RRRoll Up the Rim to Win" contest conducted by Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop.
Grand Island School Board candidates sought
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:10 am
Candidates interested in a seat on the Grand Island Board of Education must file nominating petitions with District Clerk Janet Schuster by 4 p.m. April 20.
Last battle of WWII remembered
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:10 am
Islander Peter Xanthos reminds Islanders that, 70 years ago, Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, began the invasion of Okinawa, 300 miles from Japan.
 

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