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Grand Island Fire Co.: Island residence severely damaged by major fire
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
At 4:24 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, Grand Island firefighters responded to a report of heavy smoke coming from the Baseline Road residence of Brian Wylke, which had been discovered by an alert neighbor.
Island of Hope: Luke Gworek named honorary survivor of GI Relay
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
The 2015 Grand Island Relay For Life held its annual kickoff ceremony with the theme "One World, One Hope ... Imagine Our World with a Cure."
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Altar Society officers named
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
The St. Stephen R.C. Church Altar Society has named its officers for 2015. From left: Ann Dlugokinski, secretary; Ann Hegarty, vice president; Karen DeGlopper, treasurer; and Jo Klock, president.
Thank you, volunteers
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
Volunteers from the Golden Age Center stuffed more than 4,000 envelopes containing the county and town tax bills to be delivered to Grand Island residents this week.
Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters rescue driver from frigid Niagara River
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:40 pm
At 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, Grand Island Fire Co. personnel responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a passenger vehicle that veered off East River Road near the intersection of Ransom Road and ended up about 100 feet out into the Niagara River.
Huth Road Elementary School annual Heritage Luncheon held
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:40 pm
From Peruvian spaghetti to Chinese nan gao, fourth-graders at Huth Road Elementary School had the opportunity to sample ethnic dishes from around the world at the annual Heritage Luncheon held last week.
Island of Hope: GI Relay For Life team, Bottle Junction fighting cancer one nickel at a time
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 03:00 pm
Grand Island Relay For Life team Billy's Buddies has been raising money with a bottle and can return drive for six years, but the fundraising has never been easier since the opening of the Island's Bottle Junction redemption center.
Happy 100th birthday, Hazel Smith!
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:55 pm
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation to Elderwood at Grand Island resident Hazel Smith, who celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday.
Ellden's donates to Neighbors Foundation with pancake breakfast
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:40 pm
Diane and Tom Brady, owners of Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks Golf Club, hosted a pancake breakfast Sunday.
Scouts donate to Code Blue Relief Mission
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:40 pm
A van full of warm clothing is bound for the streets of Buffalo thanks to donations by Boy Scout Troop 630.
Grand Island Town Board ordinance to preserve historic Island buildings in discussion stage
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
The Historic Preservation Advisory Board is hoping to have an ordinance passed by the Grand Island Town Board in the next few months that would establish regulations for the preservation of buildings that have historical significance.
St. Stephen School students take part in mission project
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
The St. Stephen fifth-grade religious education class participated in a Christmas mission project.
Grand Island High School: Lending a hand
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
Twenty-nine students from Grand Island High School, members of Student Council and DECA, the high school business club, helped the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation sort 11 pallets of donated food as part of the Share Your Happiness drive.
Kaegebein Elementary School: 'Yes, Virginia' plays to packed house
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
Students in all grade levels at Kaegebein Elementary School staged two performances of "Yes, Virginia The Musical," an original production based on a true story of 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon, who wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper in 1897, inquiring about the existence of Santa Claus.
St. Stephen's Mission Club sends cards to elderly
Wed, Dec 24th 2014 07:00 am
St. Stephen's Mission Club students were recently busily preparing Christmas greeting cards for the elderly residents at Our Lady of Peace Skilled Nursing Facility.
St. Stephen School students offer hope to those in prison
Wed, Dec 24th 2014 07:00 am
Members of St. Stephen School's upper grade decorated special placemats to be given to incarcerated men and women through the Kairos prison ministry, offering words of hope and encouragement from the children in the community.
NOCO Express holds ribbon-cutting
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:00 am
The new NOCO Express is another in a series of improvements at the Island's busiest intersection, business leaders said Tuesday.
Grand Island High School: Casey's Corner gives back
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Once again during this season of giving, Casey's Corner school store at Grand Island High School held a fundraiser to benefit those less fortunate.
Food drive assists patrons of St. Luke's
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Students of St. Stephen School and their families enthusiastically collected nonperishable foods to donate to the St. Luke's Mission of Mercy in Buffalo.
C.J. Spiller makes Grand Island stop
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller visited the new NOCO Express store at the corner of Whitehaven Road and Grand Island Boulevard Dec. 16.
St. Stephen School: Religion class lifts spirits of Utah girl
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 12:55 pm
St. Stephen students from Michele Fusco's religion class made Christmas cards for a little 6-year-old girl named Addie from Utah.
Grand Island Moose Lodge 180: Niagara Cerebral Palsy receives donation
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy is the beneficiary of money raised by Grand Island Moose Lodge 180 from a fall fundraiser.
NOCO's major expansion offers Islanders more
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 05:00 pm
Demolition of the NOCO kiosk at the intersection of Grand Island Boulevard and Whitehaven Road is nearly complete, and its bigger replacement is open for business.
Islanders, Jickster work to aid Food Bank of WNY
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 07:00 am
A pair of Grand Island residents assisted DJ Jickster of 97 Rock during his record-setting ninth annual "Rock Out Hunger" to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.
Huth Road Elementary School: First Thanksgiving celebrated
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:50 am
For 14 years, the first Thanksgiving has been celebrated at Huth Road Elementary School by students in Celeste Angelo's fifth grade, together with second-graders from Frances Burczynksi's class.
St. Stephen School: Advent celebrated with candle-lighting
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:35 am
St. Stephen School students celebrated the Advent season with the lighting of the first of four candles on the Advent wreath.
Grand Island Rotary Club: Grant assists with purchase of new books
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:35 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island in cooperation with Rotary International has received a grant to purchase new books at Geraldine J. Mann Elementary School.
New home planned for Grand Island Family Practice
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:35 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has leased space at 2600 Grand Island Blvd., adjacent to Rocky's Pizzeria and next door to the KOA Campground, to serve as the new home for Grand Island Family Practice.
Grand Island High School students spend day giving back #GivingTuesday
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:35 am
Students from the Grand Island Leadership Niagara Chapter spent the day giving back at Community Missions in Niagara Falls on Dec. 2.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Slick roads cause chain reaction collisions
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:20 am
At 6:25 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to multiple motor vehicle accidents on the North Grand Island Bridge, northbound.
Friends, family celebrate special 100th birthday
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:20 am
Friends and family of longtime Grand Islander Jean Wholahan helped her celebrate reaching the milestone of a 100th birthday.
Grand Island Town Board: 2015 budget passed
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:10 pm
The Grand Island Town Board passed a 2015 town budget at its Nov. 17 meeting that includes tax increases in the general fund and fire protection budget and raises for elected officials.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Island family escapes fast-moving residential fire
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:05 pm
At 8:19 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, Grand Island firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at the Palumbo residence on Broadway.
'Small Business Saturday' supported
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:55 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation in recognition of "Small Business Saturday," which will take place Nov. 29, the first Saturday after Thanksgiving and a day after "Black Friday."
Grand Island Town Board: Councilman resigns to take Highway Department post
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
Councilman Richard Crawford resigned his seat on the Grand Island Town Board to become the town's new deputy highway superintendent.
St. Stephen School: Mission Club giving back to 'Coats 4 Kids' drive
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
The St. Stephen School Mission Club has been busy collecting gently used and new winter coats, hats, mittens, and scarves for the "Coats 4 Kids" drive for the needy of Western New York.
Spotlighters shows conclude
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
Despite not having an auditorium in which to perform because of the school district's $50 million capital project, the Spotlighters drama club at Grand Island High School made the most of a difficult situation by holding one-act plays in the school cafeteria and at Sidway Elementary School.
Veterans urged to join VFW, American Legion
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
On a day set aside to honor veterans for their service, Islanders were invited to join the town's two active veterans organizations.
Grand Island Optical donating $5 per exam to Neighbors Foundation
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
Grand Island Optical at 2077 Baseline Road is in the midst of its second annual November fundraiser. The company is donating $5 from each eye exam this month to the Neighbors Foundation.
Baked Cupcakery celebrates official ribbon-cutting
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce helped the Baked Cupcakery celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday.
 

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