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Knowing the signs: Hairdressers to be trained to recognize signs of domestic abuse
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 10:30 am
The Cut It Out program is coming to Grand Island.
GIHS Class of 2015
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 10:30 am
Grand Island High School held its 50th commencement Sunday morning at Kleinhans Music Hall. The school held its first commencement in the school auditorium June 26, 1966, for 132 graduates.
Klein family benefit
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 10:30 am
Sunday, June 7, Julie Klein passed away from a heart aneurism. She is survived by her husband, Chris, and their two daughters, Samantha and Sarah.
Grand Island: Council hears security plans for Gus Macker tourney
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 10:25 am
Local event promoter Corey McGowan met with the Grand Island Town Board and law enforcement representatives Thursday to go over security plans for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament, but he left awaiting final approval to hold the hoops festival he plans for August.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: DWI patrols set for 4th of July weekend
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 10:30 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced his office will increase the number of DWI patrols on land and sea for the July 4 weekend throughout the county.
Bible Presbyterian offers Bible-themed summer fun
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 06:35 pm
Grand Island resident Sarah Comfort has been attending Bible Presbyterian Church's Vacation Bible School since she was in fourth grade, first as a student, then as a helper. Now 34, the only summer she remembers missing the program was last year, when she worked at a summer camp in Ohio.
Bike raffles to encourage summer reading
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 06:35 pm
Grand Island Memorial Library will provide its biggest prize ever in a raffle drawing designed to encourage and reward children for reading during the summer.
Grand Island Board of Education: BOE declines to extend Lawrence's contract
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:35 pm
Without discussion, before or after voting, the Grand Island Board of Education declined to give Superintendent of Schools Teresa Lawrence a contract extension at Monday's board meeting.
Grand Island welcomes The Machine
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:30 pm
The Machine, America's top Pink Floyd show, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at The Riverstone Grill at the Beaver Island Clubhouse on Grand Island. General admission tickets are $12. VIP tickets are $75 and include open bar, buffet, VIP seating and restrooms.
Masters Field track upgraded
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
Work is nearly complete on the upgrade to the track at Gene Masters Field at Grand Island High School.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Students of the Year named
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
The Rotary Club of Grand Island and Grand Island High School PTSA honored the 2015 Students of the Year at a banquet May 26 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Tradition continues with Father's Day Lawn Mower Race
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
The Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race, Classic Car Show and Kevin Doring Memorial 5K Walk and 10K Run took place Saturday on Grand Island. Spectators came out to watch the unique racers, get a glimpse of the custom lawn mowers on display and raise money for a worthy cause.
Obit: Hanna Birtz
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:00 pm
Hanna Birtz of Grand Island entered into rest June 21, 2015.
Obit: Gary J. Carr
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:00 pm
Gary J. Carr of South Wales, formerly of Grand Island, entered into rest June 20, 2015.
Ceretto fighting for legislation to reduce cancer rates
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 04:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto helped pass legislation this week that will encourage New Yorkers to receive cancer screenings while reducing health care costs.
Memorial to open multispecialty medical center on Grand Island
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 07:00 am
Family and adolescent medicine, specialty surgical care and psychiatric services will soon be available at a single Grand Island location, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Thursday.
Town of Grand Island receives environmental award
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:55 pm
The Town of Grand Island was one of four municipalities that received certificates of accomplishment for earning the Erie County Environmental Management Council's Environmental Excellence Award for projects each has completed.
Grand Island: Teachers union pickets
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
Approximately 200 members of the Grand Island Teachers' Association and its supporters picketed before Monday's Board of Education meeting.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Old Church begins 125th anniversary with celebration of marriage
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
The first celebration marking the 125th anniversary of Old St. Stephen R.C. Church took place Sunday as dozens of couples married there renewed their vows.
Gathering at the Heart of Niagara set for June 20
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:00 pm
GATHON INC. will host the annual Gathering at the Heart of Niagara Saturday, June 20, in parking lot No. 3 on Goat Island, Niagara Falls State Park.
Free concert series: Grand Island 'Music in the Park'
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 07:00 am
Music will be in the air this summer.
GI serves as destination for bike trip
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:35 am
Bruce Reisdorf was eating at Theodore's with his brother Rod when he brought up a novel plan.
Economy booming for KidBiz event
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:35 am
There is no recession or even a slow recovery in the economy at KidBiz this year.
Memories and hope: Relay For Life 2105
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:25 am
At Grand Island's annual Relay For Life, which began at 4 p.m., May 30, cancer survivors were honored, loved and supported. Those who lost their battle were remembered.
Father's Day Lawn Mower Race committee thanks sponsors
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:25 am
The Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race, Kevin's 5K Walk/10K Run & Classic Car Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at 3957 West River Road between Long and Sunset roads.
Speaker at Grand Island Relay For Life shares her journey from cancer to health
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:20 am
In 2004, Pam Braun didn't feel well. After going through a battery of medical tests, she was told that it appeared that she had lymphoma.
'Paddles Up': Registration open for 10th annual Grand Island event
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:45 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission and the Town of Grand Island have announced registration is now open for the 10th annual "Paddles Up" non-competitive 4.8-mile paddle event around Beaver Island State Park. The event will be held Saturday, July 25.
Poloncarz announces submission of countywide efficiency plan to state
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz recently joined the Association of Erie County Governments in announcing the submission of an Erie County-wide government efficiency plan to New York as part of the state's property tax cap freeze credit program.
Household hazardous waste collection event comes to ECC South
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 10:55 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College and Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management, reminds residents a "Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day" will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at the ECC South Campus.
Grand Island Fathers Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show set for June 20
Fri, May 29th 2015 10:00 am
A Grand Island tradition returns Saturday, June 20, in the annual Grand Island Fathers Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show.
Island Father's Day races pick up RE/MAX support
Tue, May 26th 2015 07:05 am
On May 19, Margaret Eisenhauer, broker/owner of RE/MAX North Real Estate, presented Floyd Doring with a $500 check in support of the Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show.
First race in Lawn Mower Series held
Tue, May 26th 2015 07:05 am
The Grand Island Lawnmower Racing Series event was held Saturday, May 2, on Whitehaven Road by Town Hall.
Nemeth announces run for town justice
Tue, May 26th 2015 07:00 am
Mark S. Nemeth is announcing his candidacy for Grand Island town justice this year. He has received the endorsement of the Grand Island Republican and Conservative parties.
Grand Island School Board: Budget, vets tax exemption, pass overwhelmingly
Sun, May 24th 2015 12:00 pm
District voters overwhelmingly approved a $58 million 2015-16 school budget Tuesday, as well as tax exemption for veterans that will start with the 2016-17 budget.
Grand Island: Groundbreaking held for new $6.3 million Transportation Center
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:50 am
The Grand Island School District broke ground May 8 on what was described as one of the finest transportation facilities in New York.
Memorial Day events on Grand Island
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:30 am
Town of Grand Island Memorial Day services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25, in DeGlopper Memorial Park, at the intersection of Grand Island Boulevard and Baseline Road.
Budweiser Clydesdale visits Grand Island
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:05 am
A world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale stopped by the new NOCO Express at the corner of Grand Island Boulevard and Whitehaven Road Friday afternoon.
Panepinto talks Grand Island
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:00 am
State Sen. Mark Panepinto has completed his first quarter as the representative for Grand Island, and the Town of Tonawanda native said he looks forward to carrying the town's concerns to the New York state capital and coming home with results.
Islanders volunteer to Stamp Out Hunger
Sat, May 23rd 2015 10:55 am
One look at Kelly Kowalski's car showed Grand Island's strong support of this year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
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.