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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.
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