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Grand Island: Brian Graham appointed superintendent of schools
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education has appointed Dr. Brian Graham as its next superintendent of schools.
Former Trinity pastor watches Mercury transit the sun
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
As the pastor emeritus of Trinity United Methodist Church, it's entirely natural for Paul Robinson to be looking toward the heavens.
Hardwick recognizes Pauley as April's Citizen of the Month
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announced Grand Island resident Raymond W. Pauley was named the April Citizen of the Month in recognition of his service to the community through the Grand Island Fire Co. and other contributions.
Tops supports JDRF
Fri, May 6th 2016 03:45 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is continuing its longstanding support for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Job well done: Team of Islanders successful in reclaiming River Lea artifact
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:25 pm
A century-old well that time forgot and the Niagara River nearly claimed has been restored to its rightful place on the lawn of the River Lea mansion.
Old well is local symbol of mansions from Gilded Age
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:25 pm
Feb. 2, 2016, was the culmination of a 17-year effort to recover an old well from the Niagara River that once enchanted the luxurious gardens around this historic home. LDC Construction reclaimed a valuable link to Grand Island's past.
Hopkins Road reconstruction project receives APWA Award
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 04:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works was honored recently by the state chapter of the American Public Works Association with a 2015 Transportation Award for the Hopkins Road slope stabilization and road reconstruction project, a $2.3-million project completed in three phases and funded fully with local Erie County funds.
Poloncarz, officials participate in Holocaust commemoration
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, members of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, and leaders of the Jewish community in a candle-lighting ceremony commemorating Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Memorial Day.
Citizen of the Year Awards: Chamber thanks Thermo Fisher
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards dinner April 28 at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa.
Grand Island Lions home again for annual dinner
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club returned to a familiar location at 100 Whitehaven Road, the Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa, for the 47th edition of the club's spaghetti dinner fundraiser.
Grand Island conducts Operation Safe Stop
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:30 am
Grand Island law enforcement joined with the Grand Island Central School District's Transportation Department to take part in Operation Safe Stop Thursday, April 21.
Buffalo Zoo announces lineup of performers for 4th annual BuffaLoveFest
Mon, Apr 18th 2016 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the lineup for its fourth annual BuffaLoveFest, an event featuring all things "Buffalo." BuffaLoveFest will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, May 27, at the Buffalo Zoo.
Gus Macker: Grand Island Day planned at hoops tourney
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
During a meeting with the Chamber of Commerce Monday, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray called last year's Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament "a great success" despite initial opposition, and plans are to add a Grand Island Night to the 2016 tourney schedule.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Kennedy, LDC Construction to receive Citizen of the Year awards
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor seven individuals, organizations and businesses as the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Grand Island: Council says 'Thank you' to town employee
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a certificate of appreciation to a town employee who is "always willing to go above and beyond to secure the safety of our seniors."
Grand Island Town Board: Amended law if passed would restrict recreational trapping
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The latest version of a proposed amendment to town code would essentially ban sport trapping of wildlife on town-owned land, prompting supporters of recreational trapping to complain the Grand Island Town Board had caved in to trapping opponents.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Mallwitz's Island Lanes, Kud, Islettes' Elite Majorettes to receive Citizen of the Year awards
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor seven individuals, organizations and businesses as the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Grand Island: Council joins with One Island in proclaiming Alcohol Awareness Month
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 11:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board joined the One Island, One Team Coalition in proclaiming April as Alcohol Awareness Month on the Island.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Mojawalla and McGowan chosen Citizens of the Year
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor six individuals, organizations and businesses as the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Erie County Fair announces 'Happy Together' Tour
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 12:10 pm
The Erie County Fair has announced the "Happy Together" Tour will perform inside the GUSTO Grandstand as part of the National Grid Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.
Tapping the fruits of their labor: Producers savor maple flavor
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:05 am
A precious quantity of local syrup sweetened the pancakes, while the congratulations flowed freely at a special breakfast at the Village Inn restaurant Sunday.
Island Ship Center expansion heralds 10-year anniversary
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
Just in time for their company's 10-year anniversary, Seema and Fahim Mojawalla of the Island Ship Center are near completion of a major business expansion.
Sept. 2 set as Mordecai Manuel Noah Day on Grand Island
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation at its regular meeting Monday, March 21, to proclaim Sept. 2 of every year as Mordecai Manuel Noah Day on the Island.
Zonta presents yellow roses
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
Zonta Club of Grand Island Board Member Joanne Kud, right, presents yellow roses to Cornerstone Manor Compliance Manager Anna Isom, left, and Director Annette Slaughter, center, for distribution to the women who live at the homeless shelter in Buffalo.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizen of the Year Award winners announced
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:05 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced six individuals, organizations and businesses are the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Island couple rides off into sunset with Cheap Farewell
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:05 am
Friends, family and fans of Doug and Polly Smith said goodbye to the longtime Islanders Saturday at with an event dubbed the Cheap Farewell.
Island of Hope: Mothers, daughters honored at Relay For Life Kickoff
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 10:00 am
Four women, two mothers and their daughters, were honored for being both cancer survivors and caregivers at the Grand Island Relay For Life Kickoff.
All hail the Polar Bear Queen!
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 07:05 am
An Island woman was honored Sunday at Western New York's most popular Polar Bear swim.
Heron Pointe starting to worry school district trustees
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 10:55 am
The Heron Pointe project under construction on Grand Island Boulevard worries Grand Island Board of Education trustees who are concerned with class sizes at Kaegebein Elementary School.
Relay For Life: Crafting for a Cause
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:00 am
Visitors to the Golden Age Center at the Nike Base on Whitehaven Road can support the Grand Island Relay For Life through the center's ongoing Crafting for a Cause.
Rare find deepens Buffalo Launch Club's roots
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 02:50 pm
A barn demolition has yielded a treasure trove of historical "gems" for the archives of the Buffalo Launch Club - records that go back to the club's foundation in 1903.
Future Transportation Facility called 'one-of-a-kind'
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 08:00 am
The district is eagerly anticipating the opening of its new transportation facility behind Sidway Elementary School.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Todd Santos to MC 50th Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 09:05 pm
Chief Meteorologist Todd Santos from WIVB-TV Channel 4 will be the master of ceremonies for the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce's 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards.
Billoni: Corey McGowan seeks to build Island awareness as he builds career
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 03:00 pm
Born on St. Patrick's Day 1989 to John and Patricia, Corey McGowan has lived his entire life on Grand Island. A graduate of Huth Road Elementary, Grand Island High School and Buffalo State College, he left a career in business to follow his passion as a promoter and entrepreneur through Corey McGowan Productions.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Fiebelkorn to chair 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 10:30 am
This year, the president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Eric Fiebelkorn, will chair the 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards, Thursday, April 28, to be held at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa, with the support of the entire Board of Directors participating in order to make it the best year ever.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Busy day for Island firefighters, medics
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 10:25 am
Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports Grand Island firefighters and medics handled five separate emergency incidents Monday, Feb. 15.
Scout Sunday celebrated
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Scout Sunday (for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts) was celebrated at the 9 a.m. Mass, Feb. 7, at St. Stephen R.C. Church on Grand Island.
Former NF City Court Judge Morinello receives endorsement
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 08:10 pm
The Niagara County Conservative Party Chairman Daniel Weiss announced Feb. 8 he has endorsed former Niagara Falls City Court Judge Angelo J. Morinello's bid for the New York State Assembly race in the 145th district.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Byblos Resort & Spa steps up as platinum sponsor of Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 08:00 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 50th year of honoring Islanders who have made the town a better place to live, work and play.
First Island girls to play for state hockey championship
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 08:10 pm
In just their first year of play in the Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation, Grand Islanders will compete for a state championship this weekend.