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'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.
Sudden gust topples tree across East River Road
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 10:55 pm
Saturday just after 9 a.m., a sudden gust of wind that one resident estimated at 60 mph toppled a tree across East River Road, blocking the roadway.
Sept. 11 anniversary ceremony held at VFW
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 10:55 pm
The Island held its 11th annual Patriot Day ceremony Tuesday at the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249.
Meet the Teacher Day held at Jack & Jill
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 10:55 pm
Meet the Teacher Day on Sept. 7 drew children to Jack and Jill Preschool 3s class.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Soma Cura Wellness Center opens
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 11:15 am
Susan Zinter and Sheila Daminski have joined their unique and knowledgeable backgrounds and decided now was the time to go into business together.
St. Stephen School opens 2012-13 school year
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 11:10 am
St. Stephen School opened for the 2012-13 school year on Tuesday with a half day of classes.
Grand Island Memorial Library: Big-screen TV dedicated in memory of Smith
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 11:10 am
A big-screen television was dedicated in memory of Library Trustee and Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library Treasurer Scott Smith.
Vikings overcome slow start to beat Kenmore East, 26-14
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 11:00 am
Grand Island shook off some nerves and beat Kenmore East 26-14 in the first Section VI football game of the season on Sept. 1.
Grand Island Town Board: Proclamations issued to Historical Society, American Legion
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 11:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a pair of proclamations at its meeting on Tuesday.

The first recognized the 50th anniversary of the Grand Island Historical Society.

Kaegebein Kleaning Krew recognized for effort
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 10:55 am
Kaegebein Elementary School recognized a group of unsung heroes in education Thursday.
GI Mural Project receives help from 2 Island natives
Sat, Sep 1st 2012 07:00 am
A pair of Grand Island High School alumni are lending their expertise to the ongoing Grand Island Mural Project.

The project, to paint a giant mural on the back of the Grand Island Plaza facing Baseline Road, has received commitments from Grand Island High School Class of 1969 alumni Terry Klaaren and Stan Clifford that the organizer of the project Corey McGowan believes will make the concept a reality.

Christmann named honorary CROP Walk chairperson
Sat, Sep 1st 2012 07:00 am
Robert Christmann, Grand Island superintendent of schools, will serve as the honorary chairperson of this year's Grand Island CROP Walk. The Sunday, Oct. 14, event aims to help stop hunger and poverty on Grand Island and around the world.
Grand Island Town Board lifts water use advisory
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:55 pm
The town's six-week long water advisory has come to an end.

A press release from Town Supervisor Mary Cooke's office Aug. 21 said the Town Board "is pleased to report we are past the need for voluntary restriction of water consumption. Adequate pressure is now being maintained in the system for effective firefighting, and everyday domestic use. We are grateful to Grand Island residents for their attention to the recent restrictions, and their responsive actions of being conservative and thoughtful with their water use."

GIHS 3-peats as Chalk Walk champs
Sun, Aug 19th 2012 11:15 pm
Grand Island High School kept the tradition alive Saturday in Lewiston by winning the high school Chalk Walk competition at the Lewiston Art Festival for the third year in a row.
Lions' White Cane Days Aug. 24, 25
Sat, Aug 18th 2012 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island Lions Club will conduct their annual White Cane Days on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24 and 25.
GI Mural Project begins work
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 11:15 pm
About a dozen volunteers began work Saturday on what is being called the Grand Island Mural Project.
Grand Island Resident to be featured in WWE Magazine
Sat, Aug 11th 2012 07:00 am
The September issue of WWE Magazine is scheduled to include a photo of Chuck Grunzweig of Grand Island.
Islander plans mural project for Grand Island Plaza
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 01:00 pm
The Grand Island Plaza holds many prominent local businesses. However, many residents overlook the plaza because of the appearance of its back wall. Grand Island resident Corey McGowan, with the help of his mother, conceived a mural project for the wall.

"I often thought that the true colors of Grand Island (are) not depicted by what could be seen from the passing eye," explains McGowan, "and three weeks ago ... (my mother said) that ... an artwork of a mural would suit the plaza well." Inspired by her suggestion, McGowan spoke with Don Singh, the owner of the Grand Island Plaza, who was enthusiastic about the idea.

Paddles Up sets record
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 07:00 am
Just under 200 boats hit the water off the shore of Grand Island for the seventh annual Paddles Up Niagara.
Angry Patriots, Pinheads president addresses Rotary
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 07:00 am
Wednesday morning at the Holiday Inn Grand Island, 25 Island Rotarians listened to guest speaker and president of Angry Patriots and Pinheads video game application David P. Lipinoga.
Paddles Up Niagara 2012
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 07:00 am
Some of the paddlers at Saturday's seventh annual Paddles Up Niagara were novices making their first effort on the water at the signature event of the Niagara River Greenway Commission. Others, like the seven-man contingent from the Scajaquada Canoe Club that powered through the course in a long canoe, had vast experience.
Grand Island: Town, School boards discuss use of Staley Road site by club
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 07:00 am
Both the Grand Island Board of Education and Grand Island Town Board want some more information about the prospect of allowing the Niagara Sunday Fliers to use school property on Staley Road.
 


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