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Kiwanis seeks new club on Grand Island
Sun, Jul 19th 2015 07:00 am
A new Kiwanis Club of Grand Island could be operating by this fall.
Grand Island Lions set for annual Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 09:00 am
It's all about the smiles. Just ask members of the Grand Island Lions Club. Each year, the club sponsors the Special Kids Picnic. The 57th annual event will be Wednesday, July 15, at the Island's Buffalo Launch Club.
Gus Macker hoops tourney gets go-ahead
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 09:00 am
The first Grand Island Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament will tip off Aug. 29 and 30 after the Grand Island Town Board gave its OK Wednesday.
GIHS Class of 2015
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 10:30 am
Grand Island High School held its 50th commencement Sunday morning at Kleinhans Music Hall. The school held its first commencement in the school auditorium June 26, 1966, for 132 graduates.
Grand Island: Council hears security plans for Gus Macker tourney
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 10:25 am
Local event promoter Corey McGowan met with the Grand Island Town Board and law enforcement representatives Thursday to go over security plans for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament, but he left awaiting final approval to hold the hoops festival he plans for August.
Bike raffles to encourage summer reading
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 06:35 pm
Grand Island Memorial Library will provide its biggest prize ever in a raffle drawing designed to encourage and reward children for reading during the summer.
Live long and prosper, Mr. Burns
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 06:30 pm
Sidway Elementary School faculty, staff and students bid farewell and good wishes to Director of Transportation Jack Burns on the last day of school. Burns is retiring after more than 30 years of overseeing the safe transportation of Grand Island students to school.
Masters Field track upgraded
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
Work is nearly complete on the upgrade to the track at Gene Masters Field at Grand Island High School.
Tradition continues with Father's Day Lawn Mower Race
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
The Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race, Classic Car Show and Kevin Doring Memorial 5K Walk and 10K Run took place Saturday on Grand Island. Spectators came out to watch the unique racers, get a glimpse of the custom lawn mowers on display and raise money for a worthy cause.
Higgins announces Veterans Education Flexibility Act
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, was joined by veterans in the Canisius College Office of Veterans Services in Buffalo to announce the Veterans' Education Flexibility Act. The bill would remove the time limits veterans have to use the education benefits earned from their service.
Miracle League has opening day
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
The Miracle League of Western New York kicked off its fourth year at Veterans Park on Grand Island June 7 with its biggest opening day ever.
Grand Island: Teachers union pickets
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
Approximately 200 members of the Grand Island Teachers' Association and its supporters picketed before Monday's Board of Education meeting.
Memories and hope: Relay For Life 2105
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:25 am
At Grand Island's annual Relay For Life, which began at 4 p.m., May 30, cancer survivors were honored, loved and supported. Those who lost their battle were remembered.
Gentlemen, start your lawn mowers
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 05:20 pm
Drivers will start their engines Saturday, June 20, for the greatest spectacle in lawnmowing.
Erie County: More than 900 animals vaccinated at free rabies clinic
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health announced 965 animals were vaccinated at the most recent rabies clinic, held Wednesday, May 27, at Erie Community College South Campus. That number included 746 dogs, 212 cats and seven ferrets.
Grand Island Fathers Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show set for June 20
Fri, May 29th 2015 10:00 am
A Grand Island tradition returns Saturday, June 20, in the annual Grand Island Fathers Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show.
First race in Lawn Mower Series held
Tue, May 26th 2015 07:05 am
The Grand Island Lawnmower Racing Series event was held Saturday, May 2, on Whitehaven Road by Town Hall.
Grand Island School Board: Budget, vets tax exemption, pass overwhelmingly
Sun, May 24th 2015 12:00 pm
District voters overwhelmingly approved a $58 million 2015-16 school budget Tuesday, as well as tax exemption for veterans that will start with the 2016-17 budget.
Grand Island: Groundbreaking held for new $6.3 million Transportation Center
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:50 am
The Grand Island School District broke ground May 8 on what was described as one of the finest transportation facilities in New York.
Budweiser Clydesdale visits Grand Island
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:05 am
A world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale stopped by the new NOCO Express at the corner of Grand Island Boulevard and Whitehaven Road Friday afternoon.
Meet the Grand Island Board of Education candidates
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
The Grand Island Parent Teacher Association held a "Meet the Candidates Night" Tuesday for voters to learn more about the candidates who are running for the Grand Island Board of Education.
Grand Island Town Board: Golden Age Club leads pledge during Older Americans Month
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:10 pm
Islanders were encouraged during Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting to take the time this month to recognize older adults and the people who serve and support them.
Thank you, town clerk's office
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:10 pm
The Grand Island Town Board thanked its colleagues across Town Hall Monday with the issuance of a town proclamation noting Municipal Clerk's Week May 3 to 9.
Grand Island Town Board issues safe boating proclamation
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:10 pm
The Grand Island Town Board joined the active-duty members of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo and the members of the Division 3-9th Eastern Region U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in urging all boaters and their passengers to wear proper-sized life jackets at all times while boating.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizens of the Year honored
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:20 pm
On April 23, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce hosted the 49th annual Citizens of the Year Award dinner at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa.
Girl Scouts clean near South Grand Island Bridge
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:10 pm
Grand Island Girl Scout Troop No. 31157 cleaned up under the South Grand Island Bridges Wednesday, April 29.
Islanders compete at FT competition
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
David Wynne and Sara Frosolone both finished in the top three in the state at the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on April 12 at a competition held at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point.
Tim Hortons presents Islander with new car
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:05 pm
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop presented R.J. Wynne of Grand Island with the grand prize of a new car in the RRRoll Up the Rim to Win contest Friday.
Island wartime encampment - 'spot of desolation'?
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 03:25 pm
While Grand Island soldiers served their country stateside and overseas during World War II, other soldiers were stationed right here on Grand Island.
The little newspaper that traveled around the world
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:35 am
Even before the Island Dispatch published its first edition in April 1944, a little paper from Grand Island was being sent all over the world.
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church: Groundbreaking celebrated for Legacy Project
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:25 am
The first shovels went into the ground Wednesday at a ceremony heralding the expansion of the St. Timothy Lutheran Church Child Care Center.
Island fundraiser nets $13K for Hospice Buffalo
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:15 am
Organizers of the Robert G. Hoch Winter Memory Walk presented their fifth donation to Hospice Buffalo Monday from money raised at the annual fundraiser.
Relay For Life ready to paint GI purple
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
Grand Island Relay For Life supporters are hoping a little color will go a long way to support the fight against cancer.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Dana's Stylin' Pets holds ribbon-cutting for new home
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
Moving south on Grand Island Boulevard is a step up for pet grooming business Dana's Stylin' Pets.
Islander celebrates Dyngus Day, promotes plans for reunion
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 11:00 am
Rich Gurbacki of Grand Island has his pussy willow and his vehicle ready for the annual Dyngus Day parade that took place Monday, April 6, in the Polonia area of Buffalo.
Lions Club of Grand Island: Children receive eye screening
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:10 am
Grand Island President Donna Lavallee reported Lions Paul Bassette and Tom Witkowski assisted Town of Niagara Lion Paul Peters in screening children over a two-day period at the Grand Island Cooperative Nursery School.
'Shadow Day' student at Island Dispatch
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:05 am
Sophomore Sarah Swagler visited the Island Dispatch Wednesday, April 1, as part of Grand Island High School's "Shadow Day" program.
'Perilous Flow' a gift of the river
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:00 am
It began with the reunion of two former classmates.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizen of the Year award winners named
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber has announced the recipients for the 49th Citizen of the Year awards.
Beach House wins 3rd straight 'Best Fish Fry' contest
Sat, Apr 4th 2015 07:00 am
The Beach House has won its third "Best Fish Fry" contest, presented by Niagara Frontier Publications. The eatery netted nearly 20 percent of the 269 votes cast in March.