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Erie County Sheriff's Office: Islander killed in one-car accident
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on Nov. 11.
Vets celebrate birthday of U.S. Marine Corps
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:00 pm
Marines celebrated the 237th anniversary of the formation of the U.S. Marines Corps on Nov. 10 at the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249.
Grand Island receives planting from ReTree WNY
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:00 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 4, Grand Island participated in ReTree WNY's fall tree planting. Four trees were planted at the Ransom Village Playground, at the end of Park Lane off Ransom Road.
Grand Island High School: WNY DECA Installation Dinner features GIHS grad
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
Salvatore's Italian Gardens was the setting on Wednesday, Nov. 7, for the annual Region 12 DECA Installation Dinner.
Grand Island loses close match in Section VI finals to Hamburg
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
Only five points separated Grand Island and Hamburg in Tuesday's Section VI Class A girls volleyball finals, but the Bulldogs were able to turn the slim margin into a 3-1 victory.
Grand Island Town Board: Post No. 1346 receives town proclamation
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
At its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 5, the Grand Island Town Board issued a proclamation honoring Grand Island American Legion Post No. 1346 in recognition of American Legion Membership Month.
Aronica elected, Higgins defeats Madigan
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 07:55 am
Grand Island Town Councilman Chris Aronica was returned to the council in Tuesday's general election, beating challenger Shelia Ferrentino.
Niagara Regional Theatre Guild: 'Tuesdays With Morrie' opens
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 07:30 pm
Niagara Regional Theatre Guild could advertise its new production of "Tuesdays With Morrie" with the slogan "Now With More Doug Smith."
Grand Island High School: Spotlighters present mystery comedy
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 07:00 pm
For the third year in a row, the Spotlighters drama club will present a comedy, but one that includes murder mystery. The troupe will present "Done to Death" on Friday night at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.
Lions reach out to community, sister club
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:55 pm
As part of Lions community outreach programs, the Grand Island Lions Club helped prepare and serve a pig roast dinner for re-enactment members at Lewiston's 200th anniversary celebration of the War of 1812.
Higgins, Madigan debate
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:50 pm
Challenger Mike Madigan of Grand Island and incumbent Congressman Brian Higgins held their second political debate this week leading up to next week's election in the 26th District.
2 new Rotarians inducted
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:50 pm
At its morning breakfast meeting, Grand Island Rotarians welcomed two new members: Ron Sutton and Cheryl Zanghi.
Grisanti offers safety numbers
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 04:15 pm
Important phone numbers to have on hand in case of extreme weather.
Grand Island: New program addresses fitness for kids
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
To address the need for children to stay active in the winter months, a local business has added a new program to its offerings.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life doubles recruitment effort
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:45 pm
Changes are in store for the 2013 Grand Island Relay For Life, but two things remain constants: getting in touch with survivors, and developing new teams and volunteers for committees.
Zonta members learn about Family Justice Center
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:40 pm
There have been three-dozen murders of women by a husband or boyfriend in the past five years in Erie and Niagara counties. The cold hard facts of domestic abuse were the topic Tuesday (Oct. 23) as the Zonta Club of Grand Island heard about the work of the Family Justice Center from its executive director, Mary Travers Murphy.
Proclamation made for UNICEF Day
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:35 pm
Islanders are advised to have a cup of coins ready, as well as all that candy, when the gremlins come to the door this Halloween.
Gearing up for 60th celebration of Kaegebein
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:25 pm
Former administrators, teachers, staff and students are invited to celebrate the 60th anniversary of William Kaegebein Elementary School.

The festivities will take place on Monday, Nov. 19, from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. in the Kaegebein gym. Also, an evening celebration is being planned from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. for those who are unable to attend the morning ceremony.

Grand Island: CROP Walk raises $5K for hunger relief
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
Paul Robinson, coordinator of the Grand Island Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty (CROP) Walk, reports that this year's event will top the $5,000 mark in funds raised for the first time in more than 10 years.
St. Stephen Altar Society to host basket raffle
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
The St. Stephen R.C. Church Altar Society will hold a basket raffle and bake sale fundraiser on two weekends, Oct. 20 and 21, and Oct. 27 and 28.
Quilts By The River showcases longtime Islander's artistry
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:25 pm
Jesse Tromanhauser was recovering from a war injury when he was given a gift that he's been passing on to others ever since.
'Taste' a 'part of what Grand Island is'
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:15 pm
From all quarters, the first-ever Taste of Grand Island Fall Fest on Saturday was a huge success.
Above and Beyond: Island fire prevention program highlighted by new live fire demo
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:15 pm
More than 2,000 Sidway Elementary School students and other fire prevention open house visitors came to Grand Island Fire Co. headquarters to learn more about their GIFC volunteers, equipment, and operational capabilities.
Jack & Jill Preschool to host vendor show, raffle
Mon, Oct 15th 2012 07:00 am
The kids of Jack & Jill Preschool are getting ready for their upcoming vendor show and basket raffle.
Madigan receives support from Boehner
Sat, Oct 13th 2012 07:00 am
Candidate for Congress Mike Madigan, right, and other Republican candidates for Congress met Oct. 6 with Speaker of the House John Boehner at the headquarters of fellow Congressional candidate Chris Collins in Lancaster.
Islanders graduate from Citizen's Academy
Sat, Oct 13th 2012 07:00 am
Several Islanders recently graduated from the U.S. Border Patrol Citizen's Academy. During six weeks of training at various sites, including Grand Island, participants learned about the efforts made in protecting U.S. borders.
Above and Beyond: New fireboat introduced at state of readiness inspection
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 05:00 pm
On Saturday, Oct. 6, Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters, medics and cadets reported to fire headquarters for their annual state of readiness inspection by Fire Chief Kevin Koch, who was assisted by line officers as well as Town Supervisor Mary Cooke.
CROP Walk Oct. 14
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 05:00 pm
The Rev. Paul E. Robinson anticipates nice weather for Sunday's Community Response to Overcoming Poverty Walk at 1 p.m. at Beaver Island State Park.
Get ready: Connor Middle School musical runs Oct. 11, 12, 13
Sat, Oct 6th 2012 07:00 am
It's already time for a "spring" musical at Veronica Connor Middle School.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Damage limited in Island kitchen fire
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:40 pm
Shortly before 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters responded to a call of smoke in a residence, which was discovered by the Love Road occupant who had returned home from a shopping trip.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: New York State Sheriff's Week celebrated
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:35 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office celebrated New York State Sheriff's Week by inviting the media and local elected town and county officials to participate in several specialized services provided by the Erie County Sheriff's Office.
Town Board issues proclamation for CROP Walk
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:30 pm
At its meeting in Town Hall on Monday, the Grand Island Town Board urged its residents to support a local organization celebrating a milestone this year.
Mural work is artist's 'Thank you' to Grand Island
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:25 pm
Terry Klaaren lived on Grand Island for only three years, but his time here was an integral part of his life.
Island spruced up by Shoreline Sweep
Sat, Sep 29th 2012 07:00 am
Seventeen Grand Island volunteers gathered at the Riverside-Salem Environmental Chapel on a rainy morning last Saturday, Sept. 22, to participate in the Buffalo-Niagara Riverkeeper's annual Shoreline Sweep.
Mmmm! Island Presbyterian barbecue chicken
Sat, Sep 29th 2012 07:00 am
With its first chicken barbecue fundraiser last Saturday, Island Presbyterian Church hoped to provide not just tasty Krolick's chicken, but food for the soul too.
Taylor Kaufman earns world trapshooting title
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 09:00 pm
Just three years after picking up a gun, Grand Island's Taylor Kaufman is a trapshooting world champion.
Murphy presents program on family violence
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 09:00 pm
On Wednesday, Sept. 12, the Grand Island Rotary hosted ex-Channel 7 reporter and Orchard Park Town Supervisor Mary Travers Murphy for an impassioned talk on the consequences of family violence and ways to help its victims.
St. Stephen Parish to host Fall Festival
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 09:00 pm
St. Stephen R.C. Church Parish's 150th anniversary Fall Festival and Farmers Market will take place Friday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Buffalo Sabres, past and present, visit Island for Miracle League game
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:10 pm
Marcus Foligno of the Buffalo Sabres signs an autograph on the shirt of Miracle League ballplayer Ian Cameron during a night game at the Miracle League Field in Veterans Park Wednesday. (photo by Larry Austin)
Island hospitality keeps boaters coming back
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:00 pm
Gerald Bergdorf has the gift of gab, a trait that comes with his job selling home appliances.