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Sabres make annual trip to Miracle League
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:00 am
As they gear up for the start of the National Hockey League season, Buffalo Sabres past and present made a stop at the Miracle League in Veterans Park Monday to play with the special needs ballplayers.
Creeks, homeowners benefit from living shorelines
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:00 am
Homeowners whose property includes creeks can help improve water quality by establishing living shorelines, said Niagara River habitat ecologist Tim DePriest of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Six honored during Niagara University Vincentian Heritage Convocation
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 09:50 pm
Six individuals were honored during Niagara University's annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Thursday.
Kaegebein gets its new playground
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:25 pm
Kim Cich, who founded the Kaegebein Playground Committee, surveyed the approximately 50 volunteers who were building the new playground on Sept. 19 and said, "I am very grateful. For generations to come, this playground will be enjoyed by many in the community. I also feel very blessed by the community coming together."
Grand Island Rotary Club: Philippone honored
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:55 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club received a visit from Rotary District Gov. Kevin Crosby at its weekly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Assembly required: Kaegebein playground construction begins
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 08:00 am
Approximately 20 volunteers unloaded numerous pieces of equipment from a large trailer Sept. 11 at Kaegebein Elementary School in the final stages of a long effort to upgrade the school's playground.
Elderwood hosts second Cruise Night
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:00 pm
Elderwood of Grand Island turned back the clock for its residents by hosting its second annual Cruise Night Sept. 2.
Gus Macker all about hoops
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:00 am
When all was said and done, the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament turned out just as event organizer Corey McGowan planned.
Welcome to your new school: Kaegebein Elementary updates put staff 'over the moon'
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 07:00 am
When Principal Mary Haggerty took the helm of Kaegebein Elementary School, she found one room with a hole large enough that she could put her fist through it, steel framework was visible.
IsleView Fine Wines & Spirits holds ribbon-cutting
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 01:30 pm
When Tom Corrao and Jim Atkinson named their new business IsleView Fine Wines & Spirits, they really meant isle view.
Above and Beyond: GIFC salutes Miracle League on Firefighter Day
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:30 pm
The summer baseball schedule concluded Sunday at the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York with the fourth annual Firefighter Day at the ballpark.
Next stop: St. Stephen School!
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:15 pm
St. Stephen School will debut its first school bus, which officials say will allow the school to enhance both curriculum and enrollment.
Grand Island: Conservatives announce slate of candidates
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
The Conservative Committee of Grand Island has announced its endorsed slate of candidates for town government.
Grand Island High School: Physics workshop hosted for master teachers
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
Grand Island High School hosted an afternoon workshop session for high school physics teachers from across the state in association with Buffalo State and the New York State Master Teacher Program.
Grand Island: 260 teams signed up for Gus Macker
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
The hoops for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament have arrived on the Island in advance of the event, which will take place on Grand Island Boulevard. The baskets were delivered Sunday night after their use in the Gus Macker 3-on-3 tournament in Olean last weekend.
Silver Comet: A shining star to roller coaster enthusiasts
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
Martin's Fantasy Island received a big "Fun? Wow!" from a large group of roller coaster aficionados last weekend.
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church: Legacy Project dedication ceremony planned for Aug. 30
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:50 am
The congregation of St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a dedication ceremony Sunday, Aug. 30, for the Child Care Ministry Expansion Legacy Project.
Grand Island High School: Pardon our dust
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:35 am
Work on the $51 million project is in the home stretch at Grand Island High School.
GIHS artists get out of a jam and win Chalk Walk
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:35 am
Despite getting caught in a traffic jam at the North Grand Island Bridge and starting later than their counterparts, Grand Island High School students won two top awards at the Chalk Walk competition during Saturday's Lewiston Art Festival.
Shedding light on a mystery: Answers sought on origin of Buffalo Launch Club beacon
Mon, Aug 10th 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club lighthouse, an iconic and much-admired landmark along the East River, has become a history mystery.
Father's Day Lawn Mower Race says 'Thank you'
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 09:00 am
Tom and Debbie Harrison of Wheelhouse Marine, who have been faithful sponsors of the annual Father's Day Lawn Mower Race and Car Show, are not too late on their donation for this year, also.
A healing journey: Cancer survivor Zdenka Gast walks 500 miles in 29-day pilgrimage
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
Zdenka Gast just recently finished walking 500 miles in only 29 days. Yet less than a year ago, the Grand Island resident was so weak from cancer treatments that she could barely get off the couch, her family said.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields sign dedication
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:15 pm
The new sign in front of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, was dedicated to the memory of Claire and Ralph Brown and blessed immediately after the 9 a.m. service Aug. 2.
Grand Island Town Board: Airborne Day on Island proclaimed
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:15 pm
At its meeting Monday in Town Hall, the Grand Island Town Board noted the 75th anniversary of the first official Army parachute jump by issuing a townwide proclamation.
'Nunsense' to open at Ghostlight
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:30 pm
"Nunsense: the Mega Musical!" will open Aug. 6 at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda, presented by Starry Night Theatre Inc.
Safe boating emphasized at 'Paddles Up'
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:25 pm
Exploring the water safely was a main theme at "Paddles Up," which was held July 25 at Beaver Island State Park.
Grand Island Community Chorus: Two thumbs up for 'A Night at the Movies'
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 07:00 am
St. Timothy Lutheran Church was filled to near capacity for a free concert July 21 presented by the Grand Island Community Chorus.
Two injured in collision at W. River Road, Sunset Drive
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 11:00 am
Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident just before 4 p.m. July 21 at the corner of West River Road and Sunset Drive.
Gus Macker tournament reaffirmed despite negative feedback from critics
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 10:55 am
Gus Macker basketball tournament organizer Corey McGowan received approval for his event from the Grand Island Town Board on Monday, but not without some anxious moments.
'Paddles Up' for a river adventure
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 12:00 pm
The annual "Paddles Up" event was the one of the first things Amy Smith and her family participated in after moving to Grand Island four years ago in July.
Gus Macker seeking volunteers
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island, for the first time, will be part of the Gus Macker Tour. The Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball event will be held Aug. 29 and 30 and will be located on Grand Island Boulevard.
Grand Island Primary Care Center: Medical offices have ribbon-cutting
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Called the most comprehensive provider of medical services on Grand Island, the new Grand Island Primary Care Center celebrated a ribbon-cutting Thursday at its offices at 2608 Grand Island Blvd.
Grand Island: Dog park coming to Nike Base
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Girl Scout Troop 30448, led by Wendy McCaffery, is working on a Silver Award Girl Scout project to promote the dog park being planned at the Nike Base.
Team planning for Oct. 4 CROP Walk for Hunger
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island's CROP Walk for Hunger planning team gathered for a Thursday morning breakfast meeting to plan for the 2015 walk, which will take place Oct. 4, again at Beaver Island State Park.
Community Chorus tunes up for movie music
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 07:00 am
Put a song in your heart and bring family and friends so they can too, as the Grand Island Community Chorus presents "Music of the Movies" as its annual summer concert this week.
Kiwanis seeks new club on Grand Island
Sun, Jul 19th 2015 07:00 am
A new Kiwanis Club of Grand Island could be operating by this fall.
Grand Island Lions set for annual Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 09:00 am
It's all about the smiles. Just ask members of the Grand Island Lions Club. Each year, the club sponsors the Special Kids Picnic. The 57th annual event will be Wednesday, July 15, at the Island's Buffalo Launch Club.
Gus Macker hoops tourney gets go-ahead
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 09:00 am
The first Grand Island Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament will tip off Aug. 29 and 30 after the Grand Island Town Board gave its OK Wednesday.
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.
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.