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NOCO Express donates to St. Luke's Mission
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
All 36 NOCO Express locations took up a collection of nonperishable items the week before Christmas to donate to St. Luke's Mission of Mercy in Buffalo.
Golden Age Center volunteers help out town
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 05:40 pm
Volunteers from the Grand Island Golden Age Center visited Town Hall to sort tax bills and stuff envelopes, continuing a twice-yearly tradition.
Realtors reunite
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 05:10 pm
Members of the former Niagara Falls Area Board of Realtors recently met socially at Wine on Third in downtown Niagara Falls.
Helping those in need
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:50 am
Shown are scenes of a recent winter clothing drive at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church for the local refugee community.
Grand Island High School students support Christmas Eve Delivery Project
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
Needy children woke up on Christmas morning with gifts on their stoop thanks to students at Grand Island High School.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Lighting contest winners announced
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, the Light Up the Boulevard Committee, and the Grand Island Recreation Department have announced the winners of the holiday lighting contest.
Donation made for DeGlopper Memorial expansion
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 03:00 pm
More than $3,000 was raised and donated in recent fundraisers for the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial.
Aceti's gives to Team Luke
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
When Sam and Kim Aceti planned a wine tasting and celebration for their business's 10-year anniversary on Grand Island, they wanted to use the event as an opportunity to give back.
Grand Island Lions Club: Donations made at annual Christmas party
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Lions members brought donations for the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island and the International Institute of Buffalo when they attended their annual Christmas Party on Dec. 14 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Grand Island Chiropractic donates to Neighbors Foundation
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 09:50 pm
The Neighbors Foundation received two turkey's Thursday, Dec. 15, from Grand Island Chiropractic during the foundation's annual holiday food drive for Islanders temporarily in need.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Ringing bell for Salvation Army
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:30 am
Henry Kammerer of the Grand Island Rotary Club reports Rotary bell ringing at the Grand Island Tops Markets collected $1,451.13 in two days.
Peace rally held in Town Commons
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:30 am
Cold but bracing weather greeted 15 people at the Grand Island Rotary Gazebo in the Town Commons for a brief peace rally Saturday afternoon.
Aceti's Wine & Spirits celebrates 10 years
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 pm
A "Thank you" party for Aceti's Wine & Spirits drew a steady stream of customers and well-wishers last Friday, with customers helping the store celebrate 10 years in business.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Ribbon-cutting held for new Baseline Road business
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
After working two jobs for years off the Island, Andi LaMar has opened her own business in her hometown.
Pearl Harbor remembered
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:35 pm
Seventy-five years after a day that will live in infamy, more than 50 Islanders gathered to remember the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
RealtyUSA holding food, clothing drive
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:10 pm
The RealtyUSA office of Grand Island is collecting nonperishable food items for the Food Bank of WNY and new unwrapped toys, clothing and necessities for a battered women's shelter.
Hochul supports Pillows for Their Head drive
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:00 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited Buffalo Monday in support of a fund drive for the needy organized by Grand Islanders.
Erie County retains 'StormReady' designation from National Weather Service
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:20 pm
Erie County has again been recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service as being "StormReady," confirming Erie continues to meet a stringent set of storm warning reception and information dissemination criteria, enabling prompt identification of potential weather hazards as well as speeding distribution of necessary warning information.
Neighbors Foundation: Pancake breakfast to support Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 04:55 pm
Ellden's Grill & Banquet River Oaks Golf Club will host a pancake breakfast Sunday, Dec. 11, to support the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island.
Neighbors Foundation: Sidway Giving Tree
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Sidway Elementary School has set up the Giving Tree in the front hall. The tree is a way for Sidway students to give back to their community by bringing in canned food items and by donating $1 to purchase a star.
Historic Alt House recognized
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:20 pm
The Town of Grand Island's Historic Preservation Advisory Board presented a third plaque in its historic building project on Friday, Nov. 24, at the home of Nicole Gerber and Dave Reilly.
Grand Island Chiropractic & Notaro Chiropractic donate to Community Missions
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 09:00 am
Tuesday afternoon, Grand Island Chiropractic and Notaro Chiropractic donated two big turkeys for the needy at the Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc.
Grand Island Fire Co. hosts live burn exercise
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports that a vacant structure owned by Steve Giddings was made available to the Grand Island Fire Company for a live burn drill on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Thank you for your service: Hair Envy offers vets free haircuts on Veterans Day
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Cathy Fancher of Hair Envy Salon was cutting a Navy veteran's hair last Friday when he recalled how upon coming came back from Vietnam the men were told not to wear their uniforms in the airport.
Scouts sort UNICEF coins for 38th year
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:25 pm
For the 38th year, Grand Island Boy Scouts have served as money sorters in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF fundraiser that takes place each Halloween on the Island.
Shop local on Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:25 pm
At its Nov. 7 meeting, the Grand Island Town Board proclaimed Nov. 26 as Small Business Saturday on the Island.
First historic homes plaque presented
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:30 am
The Town of Grand Island Historic Preservation Advisory Board presented its first historic homes plaque to Susan Myers, 2488 Whitehaven Road, on Saturday, Nov. 5. The plaque reads "Circa 1865."
Give for Greatness grant applications now being accepted
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 05:10 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced grant applications are now being accepted for its Give for Greatness program. Up to 35 grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 each will be distributed thanks to several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
Poloncarz joins community partners, volunteers in opposition to domestic violence
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 06:35 pm
The "Plant-a-Thon" event brought student groups and community partners together to work under the supervision of master gardeners from the Cornell Cooperative Extension to plant hundreds of new flowers and plants in designated beds at the Tribute Garden's Isle View Park site.
Twice-told tale: 2 Lindas, 2 Jims equals 5 decades of friendship
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:05 am
It has been Linda and Jim, and Jim and Linda for more than 50 years - a friendship of two couples that has stood the test of time.
A musical history of the Civil War
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
For a tuneful glimpse into the music of the Civil War, mark your calendars for Nov. 3 and plan to be at Historic Trinity Church before the start of the 7 p.m. program.
GI Lions Club to mark 60th anniversary
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
For 60 years, Grand Island has had a special friend working on its behalf to create a better life for those less fortunate in the community.
Fall Festival at TUMC
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 09:00 am
Trinity United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
St. Stephen R.C. Church Altar Society to hold annual fundraiser
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 09:00 am
The St. Stephen Altar Society will hold its annual basket raffle and bake sale Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23. The event will take place Saturday before and after 4:30 p.m. Mass and Sunday all morning, with drawings at 1 p.m. A "Bargains Galore" rummage sale table is part of the event as well.
Cuomo announces $55 million in funding at New York State Tourism and Craft Beverage Summit
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 09:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo hosted the New York State Tourism and Craft Beverage Summit, where leaders in the tourism and craft beverage industries met with state officials to explore new industry opportunities.
Poloncarz hosts 'presidential' guest
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 01:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz recently enjoyed a visit with "Harry Truman," the nation's 33rd president, as portrayed by Buffalo actor David Lundy.
Kelly's Country Store holds Fall Fest
Sat, Oct 15th 2016 07:00 am
Kelly's Country Store held its first-ever Fall Fest Oct. 8 and 9. The event included a petting zoo (pictured), a bounce house, face painting, and a food vendors and a farmers market. The old historic schoolhouse was open, with all original equipment.
Trinity UMC to hold 2016 Fall Festival
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 05:50 pm
Peggy Will, Chris Sipson, Ellie Robinson, Paul Sipson and Margie Tyrell of Trinity United Methodist Church are pictured (from left) making apple pies, which are made and quickly frozen, to be sold in the baked goods booth at the 2016 Trinity Fall Festival, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
In his honor: H. David Myers Athletic Complex dedicated at homecoming ceremony
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
The Father of Viking Athletics now has a lighted welcome sign in his honor at the school district fields he designed.
5th annual pet blessing held at St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
The fifth annual pet blessing at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church on Saturday drew its largest participation of pet-lovers, according to event organizers.