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Chris Aronica, John Ceretto sworn in at Town Hall
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 08:30 pm
One familiar face and one new face were sworn in to public office on New Year's Eve.

At a ceremony in Grand Island Town Hall, lifelong Islander Chris Aronica was sworn in to a seat on the Grand Island Town Board, and John Ceretto took his oath of office to the New York State Assembly.

2012 Grand Island recap
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 07:00 am
Notable events of the past year.
U.S. Border Patrol Buffalo Sector has busy charitable month
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 07:00 am
The U.S. Border Patrol's Buffalo Sector participated in numerous charity events this month to provide assistance to local communities during the holiday season.

Buffalo Border Patrol employees donated approximately $50,000 to the Combined Federal Campaign program, which ended Dec. 15. CFC is the world's largest annual workplace charity campaign. Buffalo Sector increased its donations by $1,000 from last year's totals, which accounted for 9 percent of Western New York's CFC efforts.

Grand Island High School: DECA, Student Council help Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 07:00 am
For the past 15 years, the GIHS DECA Club has sorted food for needy families during the holidays. The distribution place originally was at the Stony Point Road firehall, until the generosity of the community forced the Neighbors Foundation to find a larger space, the Knights of Columbus.
Veronica Connor Middle School: Loose change adds up to help the needy
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 07:00 am
The "Give Change to Make a Change" fund drive at Veronica Connor Middle School raised $1,653.33 for the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: Everyone welcome to annual Christmas Pageant
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:05 pm
Children at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church will learn about the real meaning of Christmas this weekend through the medium of musical theater.
Grand Island Neighbors Foundation: Food donations pick up
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:00 pm
The Grand Island Neighbors Foundation and volunteers brought pallets of donated food to the Knights of Columbus hall on Whitehaven Road for unboxing, sorting and distribution to needy Island families at Christmas.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Holiday party held at Launch Club
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:50 pm
Approximately 100 people attended last Thursday's Grand Island Chamber of Commerce holiday party at the Buffalo Launch Club.
The Rose Liquor Store supports Neighbors Foundation
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:45 pm
The Rose Liquor Store of Grand Island is giving its neighbors a hand by assisting the Neighbors Foundation in its annual holiday food and fund drive.
Toys for Tots, WNY Food Bank receive 'birthday' presents
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:05 pm
At a surprise birthday party for Les Dumas, a Knights of Columbus member, guests brought contributions to Toys for Tots and the WNY Food Bank in lieu of birthday gifts.
Zonta Club of Grand Island donates $1,500 to Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:00 pm
In keeping with the holiday spirit of giving, the Zonta Club of Grand Island donated $1,500 to the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island on Tuesday at the Zonta Club's annual Christmas Party at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Grand Island Board of Education: Superintendent's contract terminated
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 12:55 pm
In a surprise addition to Monday evening's agenda, the Grand Island Board of Education voted to terminate the contract of Interim Superintendent of Schools Robert Christmann.

Christmann officially resigned as superintendent of schools on Oct. 1 after six years of service to the district. He has been functioning as interim superintendent since then and has a full-time position as executive director of the Western New York Education Services Council. His last day of service to Grand Island should be in mid-January.

Grand Island High School students raise money for community organizations
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 07:00 pm
Student volunteers at Grand Island High School helped to make the holiday a little brighter for children, the needy, and student clubs at the Share the Holiday Magic fundraiser.
American Legion, Moose greet VA's Stiller
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 07:00 pm
Brian Stiller, medical center director of the VA Western New York Healthcare System, was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Grand Island American Legion Post.
Grand Island Lion's Club Christmas tree fundraiser ongoing
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 07:00 pm
For the third year in a row, Kelly's Country Store, at 3121 Grand Island Blvd., is selling Christmas trees, with proceeds to benefit the Grand Island Lions Club's annual Special Kids Picnic, as well as the club's other service projects.
Dancers perform at NF Firefighter telethon
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 06:55 pm
Approximately 30 dancers from the Grand Island Dance Center performed Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1, at the 84th annual Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund Telethon, which was broadcast on cable access television on Time Warner.
National Grid offers energy saving tips for safe and festive holiday lighting
Thu, Dec 6th 2012 01:45 pm
With the holiday season officially upon us, it's important to make time to celebrate with family and friends - and holiday lighting is a key part of those festivities. By following a few simple tips, customers can benefit from a more environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective way to light up the holiday season.
Kaegebein Elementary School: Thanksgiving in Colonial days recreated
Sat, Dec 1st 2012 07:00 am
The Thanksgiving celebration in Cyndi Booker's second grade classroom at Kaegebein Elementary School included learning activities with a Thanksgiving theme, Colonial wardrobe made by Booker herself, complete with collars for the boys and bonnets for the girls.
Grand Island Dance Center collecting for Coats for Kids, Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 1st 2012 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island Dance Center are lending their assistance to local charities.
Island-to-Island mission trip conducted
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 06:10 pm
The efforts of Grand Islanders are making a great difference in the lives of people on an island 1,500 miles away.
Happy birthday, Kaegebein Elementary
Sat, Nov 24th 2012 07:00 am
During the anniversary celebration of its construction, Grand Island Central School District officials said Kaegebein Elementary School is still the school William Kaegebein envisioned 60 years ago: a place where Island children become engaged in learning and begin to make a difference in their world.
UNICEF donations tabulated
Sat, Nov 24th 2012 07:00 am
The weather was dreadful on Halloween night this year. Some people said they had no trick-or-treaters! Did that happen to you?
Knights of Columbus takes action for disaster victims
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 pm
Paul Minton, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus on Whitehaven Road, is packed up and ready to bring relief supplies to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Light Up the Boulevard event has auspicious start
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
The first-ever Light Up the Boulevard Parade & Festival Saturday was popular beyond the expectations of event organizers, and so successful that the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is promising more next year.
Veterans helping fellow veterans downstate
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 is coming to the aid of downstate veterans who suffered losses due to the impact of Hurricane Sunday.
Grand Island Town Board: Residents urged to shop locally on Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a proclamation at its Monday meeting calling on residents to support local businesses on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24.
Mmmm! Spaghetti!
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
The Grand Island High School National Honor Society held its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser last Friday in the high school cafeteria. The dinner coincided with the second night of the high school Spotlighters drama club production of "Done to Death."
Kaegebein Elementary School celebrates 60-year anniversary
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:00 pm
Students uncovered William Kaegebein Elementary School's time capsule from the 1952 cornerstone in celebration of the school's 60th anniversary.
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.