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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.
Poloncarz, Higgins voice opposition to KeyBank/First Niagara merger
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:50 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives of the WNY Law Center and PUSH Buffalo to voice his opposition to a proposed acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group Inc. ("First Niagara") by KeyCorp ("KeyBank").
High-flying 'Mary Poppins' musical continues Friday, Saturday
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:45 pm
No one came right out and told Jill Anderson during auditions for the Grand Island High School musical that she would be flying across the Grand Viking Theater.
'The Miracle Worker' continues
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:35 pm
The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild presents "The Miracle Worker" through Feb. 14 at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.
Grand Island: New library director finds Island a welcoming place
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Patricia Covley said that she was "very excited about the opportunity" to work as the director of the Grand Island Memorial Library.
Grand Island native earns Junior Sailor of the Year
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Eley from Grand Island, serving aboard the USS Bulkeley, earned Junior Sailor of the Year for 2015.
Roundabout redesign: Ceretto asks DOT to make changes to the center of the traffic circle
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto is asking the Department of Transportation to redesign the roundabout at the intersection of Staley Road and Grand Island Boulevard.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Money donated for Monuments for the Unborn
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 presented a donation to St. Stephen R.C. Church to fund the relocation of the church's Monuments for the Unborn.
Decision on including farms in agricultural district imminent
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Erie County Legislature will decide Jan. 21 whether or not to approve the applications of approximately 40 Grand Island farmers to be part of the Amherst Agricultural District. All approved applications will then be forwarded to the New York State Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets for certification.
Sandy Beach Yacht Club holds reception
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 11:10 am
Sandy Beach Yacht Club held its 2016 reception for new officers, Saturday, Jan. 2. Standing, from left: Italo Baldassarre, commodore; Dan Brown, vice commodore; Dave Krotz, rear commodore; and Alex Dzadur, fleet captain.
Tops Friendly Markets and Nestle Purina present $10,000 donation to Erie County SPCA
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:00 am
Tops Friendly Markets, in partnership with Nestle Purina PetCare Company, presented a $10,000 donation to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Serving Erie County on Wednesday. The donation was the result of a joint business effort between Tops and Purina, both long-time supporters of the SPCA.
Erie County: Demolition of building at Nike Base included in grant application
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 10:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced Wednesday the selection of 12 municipal projects for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2016 Community Development Block Grant application, including one from the Town of Grand Island.
'Beat The Champ' bowling show begins on WBBZ
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 10:00 am
"Beat The Champ," a weekly bowling competition showcasing the best bowlers in Western New York, can be seen Saturdays at 4 p.m. starting Jan. 9, with encore presentations Sundays at 11 p.m.
Happy 100th birthday, Elsie!
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 01:00 pm
As Grand Islanders prepare to ring in 2016, one Islander will ring in her 100th birthday.
Grand Island Dog Park sign installed
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 01:00 pm
A sign went up Wednesday at the Nike Base announcing the future home of the Grand Island Dog Park.
Meet Commodore Rhonda Ried: Buffalo Launch Club elects first woman to steer the ship
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
For the first time in its 113-year history, the Buffalo Launch Club's commodore is a woman.
And the winners are ...
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
The winners in the 2015 Niagara Frontier Publications Christmas Coloring Contest received their prizes Dec. 19. Twelve children ages 4 to 12 received their awards at Tops.
Playground sign dedicated: Kaegebein facility goes from plans to reality in 5 years
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:45 am
Five years ago, when the Kaegebein Playground Committee formed, the idea of a playground for Kaegebein Elementary School seemed like a distant dream
Mary Star of the Sea Council donates to Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:00 am
The Grand Island Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 supported the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation holiday drive with a donation Thursday.
Grand Island: Community celebrates retiring library director
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 07:00 am
A large and appreciative group came to a reception Dec. 7 at the Grand Island Memorial Library to celebrate Lynn Konovitz's 32 years as library director and to wish him well on his upcoming retirement.
Knights of Columbus installs officers
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 07:00 am
The Knights of Columbus Good Samaritan Council 15749, which meets at St. Stephen's R.C. Church, recently held its installation of officers for 2015-16.
On to the next chapter: Grand Island library director to retire after 32 years
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:05 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library is a gathering place for people ranging in age from 6 months to 100 years. They come for story hour, computer training, book club meetings, a community gathering, or to borrow books and videos and more.
Grand Island Fire Co: New rescue vehicle placed into service
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports that a new 2015 rescue vehicle, No. 7-1, was recently placed in service to replace a 1987 rig that had previously received a body remount in 2001.
Kelly's Country Store makes two donations
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 03:50 pm
Kelly's Country Store presented a pair of $1,000 checks Tuesday to two local beneficiaries.
Christmas tree set up in Grand Island Town Commons
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 11:20 am
In a symbolic start of the holiday season, Town of Grand Island Highway Department personnel set up a 30-foot blue spruce in the Town Commons Tuesday.
Shop Small, proclamation advises
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 11:20 am
The town government asked its residents to support local business heading into the holiday season.
Fuccillo donates $21,600 to Buffalo City Mission
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:30 pm
Fuccillo Automotive Group, which has three of its 23 dealerships located on Grand Island at Alvin Road, presented a check for $21,600 to the Buffalo City Mission to combat domestic violence in the community.
First WNY Watchfire held on Veterans Day
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
A new Veterans Day tradition on the Island began Wednesday with more than 100 attendees witnessing hundreds of flags retired to the flames.
Expansion of DeGlopper Park unveiled
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
A recently formed committee unveiled plans on Veterans Day for a major expansion of Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Park.
Lions support homeless veterans
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
Red Cross Super Volunteer and Town of Niagara Lion Mike Hoplight was the guest speaker at the Grand Island Lions dinner meeting held Oct. 28 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Above and Beyond: Students ride to Sidway in fire truck
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
Eight lucky Sidway Elementary School students had a unique ride to school last Thursday. Despite the heavy winds, firefighters and students arrived to school in style as part of the Ride to School in a Fire Truck contest.
Grand Island: Coalition team scores election wins over GOP
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:30 am
Challengers to the Island's Republican-endorsed candidates scored victories in Tuesday's general election.
RealtyUSA offices lend hand to The Pajama Program
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 01:00 pm
Agents and staff from RealtyUSA's Tonawanda and Grand Island offices helped collect new pajamas, books and funds for the Buffalo chapter of The Pajama Program.
Breaking ground: Sandy Beach shoreline restoration project underway
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Ground was broken at the Sandy Beach Park Club on Monday for a project that will provide a facelift for the beach.
Erie County: Tower Foundation grant to fight opioid epidemic
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 06:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the receipt of a $64,000 grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation. The funds will be used to develop four proactive programs to target the increase in the number of Erie County residents addicted to heroin and other opioid-based drugs.
Countywide government efficiency plan OK'd by New York
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 05:50 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the New York State Division of Budget has approved the countywide government efficiency plan, ensuring property tax rebates checks will be issued to homeowners next year as part of the New York State Property Tax Freeze Credit Program.
Writing a new chapter on Grand Island: Kaegebein teacher is author, mentor
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:25 am
Teacher Tricia McDonald has added author and playwright to her resume, and her fourth-grade students at Kaegebein Elementary are reaping the benefits as they learn to become authors, themselves.
 

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