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Grand Island High School: 'Les Misérables' concludes
Fri, Feb 10th 2012 09:10 am
Grand Island High School concluded its run of the spring musical "Les Misérables" on Saturday.
1840s carriage house finds new Island home
Fri, Feb 10th 2012 09:00 am
A small piece of the 19th century has found a new home on Baseline Road, thanks to a two-year effort by an Island family.
GI Rotary, GIHS Interact get cooking
Fri, Feb 3rd 2012 02:45 pm
Grand Island High School senior Kate Gilbert likes her chili medium hot, with some cheese, and Fritos Scoops corn chips.
GIHS takes on epic 'Les Misérables'
Fri, Feb 3rd 2012 02:20 pm
Everything about "Les Misérables," the musical based on the epic Victor Hugo novel, is big, so it's only fitting that Grand Island High School is producing the show with its biggest cast ever.
Joint meeting hears about reassessment
Fri, Feb 3rd 2012 02:15 pm
Assessor Judy Tafelski sent out requests for proposals to contractors Monday "to start the process to do a reassessment project here on Grand Island," according to Tom Halter of the NYS Office of Real Property Tax Services.
Northbound South Grand Island Bridge Project wins award
Fri, Feb 3rd 2012 02:05 pm
The overnight panelized deck replacement of the I-190 northbound South Grand Island Bridge bridge project was selected by the Association for Bridge Construction and Design as a 2010 award winner.
Welcome, Mr. Aronica
Fri, Jan 27th 2012 05:15 pm
Newly appointed Grand Island Councilman Chris Aronica signs paperwork after taking his oath of office from Grand Island Town Justice Mark Frentzel.
2 earn awards from Knights of Columbus
Fri, Jan 27th 2012 05:00 pm
Two Island students have been named the winners in a poster contest sponsored by Grand Island Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752.
GI knitters give gift of warmth
Fri, Jan 27th 2012 04:55 pm
When the winter winds blow, Erie County residents know the painful cold of uncovered ears and hands - and the importance of a warm hat, scarf and gloves.
Above and Beyond: Island firefighters install 2012 officers
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 03:50 pm
New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan administered the oaths of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers at fire headquarters.
Newspaper Club begins work
Fri, Jan 20th 2012 08:35 pm
Approximately 20 students at Huth Road Elementary School have begun work on the next installment of the school's newspaper.
Chamber installs leadership
Fri, Jan 20th 2012 08:30 pm
On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce held swearing-in ceremonies for members of its executive board, president, directors and newly elected directors.
Island demands its Dunkin' Donuts
Fri, Jan 20th 2012 08:20 pm
Dunkin' Donuts restaurant owner and manager Paul Orsino didn't need fancy market research to tell him that opening a restaurant on Grand Island would work.
Grand Island High School: Vikings conquer Tech Wars again
Fri, Jan 13th 2012 05:55 pm
Grand Island High School completed a three-peat of the Tech Wars competition Wednesday, winning for the third year in a row in the battle of school technology programs held at Niagara County Community College.
Ryan officially introduced as member of Assembly
Fri, Jan 13th 2012 05:55 pm
Monday, Jan. 9, began the formal start of legislative work in Albany, and marked the introduction of one of Grand Island's representatives.
'Les Mis' comes to the GIHS stage
Fri, Jan 13th 2012 05:50 pm
Grand Island students are preparing to bring the international musical sensation "Les Misérables" (school edition) to life on the Grand Island stage.
Hardwick to continue serving on Finance & Management Committee
Fri, Jan 13th 2012 05:50 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick will once again serve on the Finance and Management Committee and oversee the administration of the county's $1 billion budget.
Golden Age volunteers lend a hand to town
Mon, Jan 9th 2012 12:20 pm
Volunteers from the Golden Age Center spent Thursday at work in a service that has saved their fellow town taxpayers thousands of dollars.
Town government installs 5 officials, stalls on council vacancy
Mon, Jan 9th 2012 12:15 pm
One Town Board seat remains vacant after the sitting four councilmembers deadlocked on appointing a fifth at Monday's reorganization meeting.
Move Over Law expanded to include tow trucks, maintenance vehicles
Fri, Dec 30th 2011 09:25 am
The extension of the current Move Over Law to include tow trucks and other maintenance vehicles is welcome news to those who job it is to help stranded motorists.
Yes, Grand Island, there is a Santa Claus
Sun, Dec 25th 2011 07:00 am
This Christmas marks 20 years that Norm Cerrillo of Grand Island (Santa at Kelly's Country Store) has been making glad the heart of childhood.
Capital project proposals both pass easily
Fri, Dec 23rd 2011 07:00 am
Passage of two capital project propositions by voters Tuesday indicates renewed trust in the school district, Board of Education members said.

The capital project, totaling $51 million, passed by wide margins. A $46.8 million proposal passed with 1,610 yes votes and 292 no votes, an 84.6 percent approval. Proposition 2, a $4.6 million project for work on the Grand Island High School auditorium and athletic fields, passed 1,361 to 516, or 72.5 percent in favor.

"I think it's a resounding demonstration that the board put together a good package, two good propositions, and I think we're starting to build back the trust that the community expects of the board," said School Board President David Goris, after the vote totals were announced in the high school Viking Mall by Superintendent of Schools Robert Christmann.

Islanders increase support for Neighbors Foundation this holiday
Fri, Dec 23rd 2011 06:55 am
Grand Island Neighbors Foundation: need to assist Islanders down on their luck this holiday greater than last year; donations have risen even faster.
Christmas Coloring Contest winners receive prizes
Wed, Dec 21st 2011 05:35 pm
Congratulations to all of this year's winners in the annual Niagara Frontier Publications Christmas Coloring Contest.
Neighbors Foundation sees tougher times on Grand Island
Tue, Dec 20th 2011 12:05 pm
After several years of feeling that Grand Island was being spared the tough times that have dragged down Western New York and the country, the Neighbors Foundation now sees a much increased need for its help to Grand Islanders in temporary need. Whether local families have now exhausted their resources, or whether it is the shrinkage of government help services, our food and financial reserves are being depleted by recent increased calls for help.

The foundation is determined to continue the tradition of helping families in need at this 2011 holiday season with food and gift baskets, but earnestly asks the Grand Island community for extra support in our holiday "Share Your Happiness" fund drive through donations to P.O. Box 155, Grand Island, NY 14072.

Change in the air at Holiday Inn Grand Island
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 04:40 pm
The Holiday Inn Grand Island invited Islanders to a coming out party Tuesday to show off the hotel's new look.
Library presented with donation
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 04:25 pm
Members of the Second Tuesday of the Month Book Club presented the Grand Island Memorial Library with a check on Thursday, Dec. 8.
Above and Beyond: Koch returns as GI fire chief
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 10:00 am
Kevin Koch returns for a second term as chief of the Grand Island Fire Co. after running unopposed in 2012 elections, which were held at fire headquarters on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Koch will be joined by Deputy Chief Matt Osinski, First Assistant Chief Chris Soluri, Second Assistant Chief Mark Sadkowski, fire captains Ed Krecisz, Shawn Kephart, Omar Sortino, Day Capt. Pete McMahon, Fire Police Capt. Don Portik, EMS Capt. Jon Cinelli, and a second appointed EMS captain, Jeremy Pullano.

Tammy Gorman was successful in attaining her third term as president and will be assisted by Vice President Don Turner, Line Secretary Nicole Gerber and Recording Secretary Laurie Berry. Reed Wright was returned to the Board of Review and Robert "Butch" Meyer will continue to serve as a Benevolent Association trustee. Dave Khreis was also returned to the position of the sergeant at arms.

Groups come together to Share the Holiday Magic
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 10:00 am
The first-ever Share the Holiday Magic event at Grand Island High School packed the Viking Mall in the spirit of Christmas and collaboration.
Little Beaver project complete
Fri, Dec 9th 2011 02:00 pm
The New York Power Authority announced Dec. 1 the completion of a $2.1 million wetland restoration project for Little Beaver Island.
Audience to decide whodunnit in 'Murder By Chance'
Fri, Dec 2nd 2011 07:20 pm
Audience participation has added an extra twist to the typical murder mystery with this week's Niagara Regional Theatre Guild production of "Murder By Chance."
GI School District: Capital project information campaign hits high gear
Fri, Dec 2nd 2011 10:30 am
An information campaign regarding the Grand Island Central School District capital project vote ramps up into high gear Monday.
Spotlighters drama club concludes three days of shows
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 02:00 pm
The Spotlighters drama club of Grand Island High School finished a three-day, four-performance run of Woody Allen's "Don't Drink the Water" on Saturday night.
Welcome to Grand Island sign updated
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 01:05 pm
The town's updated signage at a main gateway to the Island.
PTA has students Hooked on Books!
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 01:00 pm
Children at Kaegebein Elementary School hunted over tables covered with paperbacks last Friday in search of that perfect book.
Island holiday season opens with spirit of giving
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 12:40 pm
The Grand Island Recreation Department, the Grand Island Lions Club, the Grand Island Central School District, and Kelly's Country Store have combined for a series of fundraising events.
Grand Island Town Board: Eagle Scout honored with proclamation
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 12:00 pm
Recognizing a Grand Island Eagle Scout on the occasion of his Court of Honor.
2012 budget approved
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:00 pm
The Grand Island Town Board approved a 2012 budget last Thursday with roughly 2 percent increases in tax rates across budget lines.

The general fund appropriations total $6,764,540, with the amount raised by taxation at $2,162,590.The estimated tax rate, $3.12 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, is an increase of 2.2 percent from the 2011 rate of $3.053.
GI Relay For Life holds reunion
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 01:00 pm
On the cusp of breaking the $1 million mark in funds raised for the American Cancer Society, supporters of the Grand Island Relay For Life held a "reunion."
School Bus Safety contest winners
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 01:00 pm
School Bus Safety Poster Contest winners from Sidway, St. Stephen, Kaegebein and Huth Road schools were treated to breakfast at Tops on Thursday morning.
 


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