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Fall Festival at TUMC
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 09:00 am
Trinity United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
St. Stephen R.C. Church Altar Society to hold annual fundraiser
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 09:00 am
The St. Stephen Altar Society will hold its annual basket raffle and bake sale Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23. The event will take place Saturday before and after 4:30 p.m. Mass and Sunday all morning, with drawings at 1 p.m. A "Bargains Galore" rummage sale table is part of the event as well.
Cuomo announces $55 million in funding at New York State Tourism and Craft Beverage Summit
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 09:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo hosted the New York State Tourism and Craft Beverage Summit, where leaders in the tourism and craft beverage industries met with state officials to explore new industry opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grand Island Town Board: CROP Walk proclamation issued
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board at its regular meeting Monday issued a proclamation encouraging Island residents to support the annual CROP Walk, which will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, in Beaver Island State Park.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Knights of Columbus holds installation
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 07:00 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752, located at 1841 Whitehaven Road, held an installation ceremony Saturday, Sept. 10.
Grand Island: Road construction wrapping up
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 07:00 am
An estimated $1 million road project on Baseline and Whitehaven roads is nearing completion.
Grand Island Schools: Meet your superintendent
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 11:05 am
Superintendent of Grand Island Schools Dr. Brian Graham enjoyed meeting the public in his first meet-and-greet as much as the public enjoyed meeting him.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Project: Deed transferred to VFW Post 9249
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 11:00 am
Progress continued on the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial with a deed transfer of neighboring property to the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9249.
Grand Island: Roadwork slated for Whitehaven, Baseline roads
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Town of Grand Island Supervisor Nathan McMurray, members of the Erie County Department of Public Works, members of the Town of Grand Island Highway Department, and local residents to review roadwork started this week on Baseline Road, and also announce a project slated to begin Monday on Whitehaven Road.
Thank you for your help
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:35 am
For the 13th year, volunteers from the town's Golden Age Center visited Town Hall to sort and mail the school tax bills.
Fundraiser to help children find their voice
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:55 pm
Two Islanders are organizing an upcoming fundraiser for programs and research into a rare speech disorder with the ultimate goal of helping children "find their voice."
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Swagler, Tucker named 2016-17 Youth Ambassadors
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:50 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce recently named Sarah Swagler and Jacob Tucker as 2016-17 Youth Ambassadors.
For DeGlopper: Certified AutoBrokers donates to DeGlopper Memorial Expansion
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
Chris Taylor and Travis Smith of Certified AutoBrokers at 1693 Grand Island Blvd. presented a check for $3,140 to the DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee Aug. 19.
Proclamation issued for Airborne Day on Grand Island
Sat, Aug 20th 2016 07:00 am
Deputy Town Supervisor Jim Sharpe, left, listens as Joe Army Airborne veteran Joe Synakowski speaks at Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting.
Grassroots farmers market growing on Long Road
Sat, Aug 20th 2016 06:55 am
A new farmers market on the Island is growing in popularity in its first summer of operation.
Lewiston Art Festival: GIHS as good as gold in winning Chalk Walk
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 07:00 pm
For the second year in a row and third time in four years, Grand Island High School artists won the annual Chalk Walk competition at the annual Lewiston Art Festival.
Grand Island Board votes to support 'Option 4' on West River Connector Trail project
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 07:00 pm
The Grand Island Town Board voted Monday to support an alternative option to the state's West River Connector Trail project.
Grand Island Lions Club: St. Luke's Mission beneficiary of donation
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Lions Club Treasurer Tom Witkowski (on left) and Vice President Henry Lobl pose with a truckload of durable medical equipment that the Grand Island Lions donated to St. Luke's Mission in Buffalo.
Bjerke-Ulliman installed as pastor at St. Timothy
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church called the Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman as its new pastor during an installation service Aug. 7.
Island 'Spa of Shipping' business center debuts
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
As part of an ongoing expansion, the Island Ship Center has completed addition of a 24-7 business center for the Island.
Food, fun and scenery featured at Paddles Up!
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 10:45 am
For the first time in the 11-year history of Paddles Up!, canoeists and kayakers launched from the beach at Beaver Island State Park during three different noncompetitive paddling events.
Knights present scholarships
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 has announced the recipients of four $250 scholarships to Grand Island students.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church youth group makes pilgrimage to France
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
A church youth group has returned from a pilgrimage that served to help them grow in their faith and connect to an Island hero who is honored 5,000 miles from home.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: Islanders visit DeGlopper Memorial in France
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 02:05 pm
A church group from St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church this week visited the memorial in Normandy dedicated to Island native Charles DeGlopper.
Stretch of Grand Island road named in honor of Bob Beach
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
A picnic last Friday recalled an Island man whose leadership prompted his neighbors to permanently memorialize him along the West River Parkway.
Heavy workload continues for Grand Island firefighters, medics
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
According to Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski, firefighters and medics have experienced a continuing upsurge in the number of motor vehicle accidents they have had to contend with.
GI benefits from corrections flower program
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
This spring, the Town of Grand Island was once again the recipient of flowers from the horticulture program at the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden.
Best bass fishermen compete on Niagara
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 02:00 pm
The best bass fishermen in America are fishing in the Niagara River this week as part of the 2016 Bassmaster Classic Bracket.
Thunder on the Niagara set for Aug. 6, 7
Fri, Jul 15th 2016 10:45 am
Thunder on the Niagara, the largest free motor sport event in the area, will return to the waters off North Tonawanda Aug. 6 and 7.

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