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Above and Beyond: GIFC installs 2013 officers
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 07:00 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard administered the oaths of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 12, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.

Both firematic and administrative officers were sworn to uphold their 2013 community protection duties. Howard was joined by Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto; representative of New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti, Ron Descenes; Grand Island town officials, including Mary Cooke, other special guests and family members in praising the selfless dedication of these GIFC volunteers.

Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Directors, board installed at meeting
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 07:00 am
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce held its board of directors meeting and installation of newly elected directors at the Holiday Inn Grand Island.
Grand Island High School: Job Search Feb. 14
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 07:00 am
Grand Island High School has announced that Job Search Seminar will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Holiday Inn Grand Island, 100 Whitehaven Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakout sessions will be provided by local colleges.

Job Search Seminar was developed by the Grand Island High School Business Department in response to local businesses and their need for more qualified and prepared student workers.

District offers lockers to GIHS hall walkers
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District (until May 1) will make available to all hall walkers an individual locker in which to store their personal items while exercising. These lockers are conveniently located close to the high school Viking Mall.

Call Bobby Cushing at 773-8820, ext. 6, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to obtain a locker number and personal locker combination number. Should there not be a person to answer a phone call, press "0" and leave a message, which will promptly be returned.

Grand Island High School: Viking Vision celebrates 250th webcast
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 07:00 am
The next airing of Grand Island High School's Viking Vision news program establishes another milestone for the student-driven news program.
Buffalo Launch Club installs 2013 board of directors, enters 110th year
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 06:55 am
On Sunday, Dec. 30, the Buffalo Launch Club installed its new board of directors for the 2013 season.

The Launch Club is one of the oldest and most highly regarded powerboat clubs in the United States. Newly installed Commodore Andy Barbasch says that the club is anticipating one of its best years ever; "While half of our members are non-boaters who join for the facilities and activities, our boating members consider the park-like setting of the 95-slip marina the premier boat club in WNY."

Grand Island restaurants win awards at Buffalo Soup Fest
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:00 pm
The Village Inn and Serene Gardens were winners Sunday at the third annual Buffalo Soup Fest, held at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew. Village Inn owner Mike Carr and Sarah Mallare took home the Best Chili award at the event for their Mayan Chocolate Chili, while Satomi and Dr. Joshua Smith of Serene Gardens took home an award for Best Kept Secret.
Grand Island High School: Students preparing Cole Porter's 'Anything Goes'
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:00 pm
Rehearsals are ongoing for the Grand Island High School Music Department presentation of the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes" in the auditorium of Grand Island High School.
GIHS has record number of students win at DECA regionals
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:55 am
Students from Grand Island High School had a record-setting weekend in Lockport. A team of 101 students in the DECA program traveled to Lockport High School for the Region 12 DECA competition. Fifty-seven returned with awards, the most Grand Island has ever had in the program's history.
NCCC announces Tech Wars 2013 winners
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:35 am
Niagara County Community College hosted more than 800 students from 22 Western New York school districts at Tech Wars 2013 on Wednesday. Competitions ranged from RC Heavyweight Sumo Robotics to 3D Modeling and CO2 Car Races.
Car fire on Grand Island
Fri, Jan 11th 2013 02:35 pm
A car fire broke out on Friday, Jan. 11, by the Buckhorn Island onramp ahead of the northbound Grand Island bridge.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Several Islanders charged with DWI
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard reports that sheriff's deputies made two arrests on the Island for driving while intoxicated over New Year's Eve.
Grand Island High School: Student toy drive supports Roswell Park
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
As part of a yearly tradition since 1999, members of the boys junior varsity basketball team at Grand Island High School and the members of the GIHS Venture Yearbook have teamed up for a noteworthy cause.
Kids Karaoke offers new opportunity
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
Young Island singers have a new outlet for their talents.
Kindergarten Holiday Show presented
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 09:00 pm
The kindergarten students at Sidway Elementary School entertained parents and grandparents with the annual Kindergarten Holiday Show.
Lions hold annual Christmas party
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 08:40 pm
On Dec. 12, the Grand Island Lions Club held its annual Christmas party at the Holiday Inn Grand Island.
Chris Aronica, John Ceretto sworn in at Town Hall
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 08:30 pm
One familiar face and one new face were sworn in to public office on New Year's Eve.

At a ceremony in Grand Island Town Hall, lifelong Islander Chris Aronica was sworn in to a seat on the Grand Island Town Board, and John Ceretto took his oath of office to the New York State Assembly.

2012 Grand Island recap
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 07:00 am
Notable events of the past year.
U.S. Border Patrol Buffalo Sector has busy charitable month
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 07:00 am
The U.S. Border Patrol's Buffalo Sector participated in numerous charity events this month to provide assistance to local communities during the holiday season.

Buffalo Border Patrol employees donated approximately $50,000 to the Combined Federal Campaign program, which ended Dec. 15. CFC is the world's largest annual workplace charity campaign. Buffalo Sector increased its donations by $1,000 from last year's totals, which accounted for 9 percent of Western New York's CFC efforts.

Grand Island High School: DECA, Student Council help Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 07:00 am
For the past 15 years, the GIHS DECA Club has sorted food for needy families during the holidays. The distribution place originally was at the Stony Point Road firehall, until the generosity of the community forced the Neighbors Foundation to find a larger space, the Knights of Columbus.
Veronica Connor Middle School: Loose change adds up to help the needy
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 07:00 am
The "Give Change to Make a Change" fund drive at Veronica Connor Middle School raised $1,653.33 for the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: Everyone welcome to annual Christmas Pageant
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:05 pm
Children at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church will learn about the real meaning of Christmas this weekend through the medium of musical theater.
Grand Island Neighbors Foundation: Food donations pick up
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:00 pm
The Grand Island Neighbors Foundation and volunteers brought pallets of donated food to the Knights of Columbus hall on Whitehaven Road for unboxing, sorting and distribution to needy Island families at Christmas.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Holiday party held at Launch Club
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:50 pm
Approximately 100 people attended last Thursday's Grand Island Chamber of Commerce holiday party at the Buffalo Launch Club.
The Rose Liquor Store supports Neighbors Foundation
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:45 pm
The Rose Liquor Store of Grand Island is giving its neighbors a hand by assisting the Neighbors Foundation in its annual holiday food and fund drive.
Toys for Tots, WNY Food Bank receive 'birthday' presents
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:05 pm
At a surprise birthday party for Les Dumas, a Knights of Columbus member, guests brought contributions to Toys for Tots and the WNY Food Bank in lieu of birthday gifts.
Zonta Club of Grand Island donates $1,500 to Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:00 pm
In keeping with the holiday spirit of giving, the Zonta Club of Grand Island donated $1,500 to the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island on Tuesday at the Zonta Club's annual Christmas Party at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Grand Island Board of Education: Superintendent's contract terminated
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 12:55 pm
In a surprise addition to Monday evening's agenda, the Grand Island Board of Education voted to terminate the contract of Interim Superintendent of Schools Robert Christmann.

Christmann officially resigned as superintendent of schools on Oct. 1 after six years of service to the district. He has been functioning as interim superintendent since then and has a full-time position as executive director of the Western New York Education Services Council. His last day of service to Grand Island should be in mid-January.

Grand Island High School students raise money for community organizations
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 07:00 pm
Student volunteers at Grand Island High School helped to make the holiday a little brighter for children, the needy, and student clubs at the Share the Holiday Magic fundraiser.
American Legion, Moose greet VA's Stiller
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 07:00 pm
Brian Stiller, medical center director of the VA Western New York Healthcare System, was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Grand Island American Legion Post.
Grand Island Lion's Club Christmas tree fundraiser ongoing
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 07:00 pm
For the third year in a row, Kelly's Country Store, at 3121 Grand Island Blvd., is selling Christmas trees, with proceeds to benefit the Grand Island Lions Club's annual Special Kids Picnic, as well as the club's other service projects.
Dancers perform at NF Firefighter telethon
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 06:55 pm
Approximately 30 dancers from the Grand Island Dance Center performed Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1, at the 84th annual Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund Telethon, which was broadcast on cable access television on Time Warner.
National Grid offers energy saving tips for safe and festive holiday lighting
Thu, Dec 6th 2012 01:45 pm
With the holiday season officially upon us, it's important to make time to celebrate with family and friends - and holiday lighting is a key part of those festivities. By following a few simple tips, customers can benefit from a more environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective way to light up the holiday season.
Kaegebein Elementary School: Thanksgiving in Colonial days recreated
Sat, Dec 1st 2012 07:00 am
The Thanksgiving celebration in Cyndi Booker's second grade classroom at Kaegebein Elementary School included learning activities with a Thanksgiving theme, Colonial wardrobe made by Booker herself, complete with collars for the boys and bonnets for the girls.
Grand Island Dance Center collecting for Coats for Kids, Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 1st 2012 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island Dance Center are lending their assistance to local charities.
Island-to-Island mission trip conducted
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 06:10 pm
The efforts of Grand Islanders are making a great difference in the lives of people on an island 1,500 miles away.
Happy birthday, Kaegebein Elementary
Sat, Nov 24th 2012 07:00 am
During the anniversary celebration of its construction, Grand Island Central School District officials said Kaegebein Elementary School is still the school William Kaegebein envisioned 60 years ago: a place where Island children become engaged in learning and begin to make a difference in their world.
UNICEF donations tabulated
Sat, Nov 24th 2012 07:00 am
The weather was dreadful on Halloween night this year. Some people said they had no trick-or-treaters! Did that happen to you?
Knights of Columbus takes action for disaster victims
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 pm
Paul Minton, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus on Whitehaven Road, is packed up and ready to bring relief supplies to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Light Up the Boulevard event has auspicious start
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
The first-ever Light Up the Boulevard Parade & Festival Saturday was popular beyond the expectations of event organizers, and so successful that the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is promising more next year.