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Volunteers clean up Staley Road
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 07:50 am
A volunteer group from Thermo Fisher Scientific cleaned up Staley Road as part of a newly created Adopt-A-Highway program with the Town of Grand Island.
Greenway signage offers history lesson
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 07:00 am
City of Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis hosted an unveiling ceremony of the Niagara River/Erie Canal Signage Expansion Project, Erie County-Tonawanda section, on May 11 in the Niawanda Park Pavilion.
Gentlemen, start your lawn mowers!
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 03:40 pm
Saturday was perfect weather to get out and mow the lawn or watch the greatest spectacle in lawn mowing: the Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race, held on West River Parkway between Long Road and Sunset Drive.
Grand Island CSD: Ribbon cut on new transportation center
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:00 am
Along-awaited improvement to the Grand Island Central School District's Transportation Department arrived Tuesday with the grand opening of the new Jack Burns Transportation Center.
DeGlopper Memorial groundbreaking held
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:00 am
On the anniversary of Charles DeGlopper's death in combat during the D-Day invasion, Islanders joined in the heart of town to break ground on expansion of a memorial in his name.
Grand Island Lions Club: Installation and Awards Banquet held
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 06:30 pm
The Grand Island Lions held their 60th annual installation of officers and awards banquet June 8, at the Radisson Inn Grand Island.
Lawrence receives PTA honor
Sat, Jun 11th 2016 07:00 am
Dr. Teresa Lawrence has received the PTA Distinguished Service Award, presented by PTA Council president Lisa Fabiano.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Kiddos Korner welcomed with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Jun 11th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island business owner Crystal Harding said she loves the location of her 2-year-old business, calling it "homey," which is only natural considering the business is located in the middle of a residential neighborhood.
Grand Island: Gus Macker weekend a slam dunk
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 05:10 pm
Corey McGowan said he is ready to run another hoops tourney right away following the weekend's Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.
Miracle League inducts 3 into Hall of Fame
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 05:05 pm
During Opening Day ceremonies Sunday in Veterans Park, the Miracle League of Grand Island and WNY inducted the first three players into the Miracle League Hall of Fame.
Father's Day Lawn Mower Races June 18
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 05:05 pm
The committee organizing the annual Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race and Kevin Doring Memorial 5K Run/Walk meet to plan the event, which will take place Saturday, June 18, on the West River Parkway.
DeGlopper Memorial expansion plans presented
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 10:55 am
During Memorial Day ceremonies at DeGlopper Park on Monday, hundreds of Islanders who paid their respects during the town's annual event heard the official unveiling of the DeGlopper Memorial expansion plans.
Rotary/PTSA Students of the Year honored
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
Twelve students from Grand Island High School were honored Tuesday at the Buffalo Launch Club as the Rotary/PTSA Students of the Year.
Grand Island Boy returns from dream wish
Wed, Jun 1st 2016 05:00 pm
Grand Island's Matthew Eggers recently returned home from his dream wish: a vacation to California to meet his cousins for the first time, and explore the magical land of Disney.
Trinity United Methodist Church: Multigenerational group expands Garden of Living Faith
Sat, May 28th 2016 10:00 am
On Sunday, May 22, youth and adults at Trinity United Methodist Church joined together in a multigenerational gardening project.
Grand Island: New roundabout almost complete
Fri, May 27th 2016 11:00 am
New York State Department of Transportation workers are putting the finishing touches on the new look to the roundabout.
Grand Island Board of Education: Building named 'Jack Burns Transportation Center'
Fri, May 27th 2016 10:55 am
Retired Grand Island Central School District Transportation Director Jack Burns was honored Monday as the Board of Education officially named its nearly completed transportation facility after him.
Gus Macker signup deadline extended
Sat, May 21st 2016 07:00 am
Two weeks away from tipoff of the 2016 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, the registration deadline to play in the tourney has been extended a week.
Lawrence recognized for impact on WNY community
Sat, May 21st 2016 07:00 am
Teresa Lawrence, Ph.D., superintendent of the Grand Island Central School District, was the recipient of the 2016 University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award.
DeGlopper Post donates to assist veterans
Sat, May 21st 2016 07:00 am
Members of the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 presented a check for $500 to the Mentors of Veterans Court in Buffalo.
Grand Island: Toll removal effort begins anew
Fri, May 20th 2016 04:35 pm
Vowing to change the status quo and wearing a T-shirt that said "HOME FREE END THE GI TOLLS," Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray called for removal of the Grand Island bridge tolls at a rally Sunday.
Grand Island: Brian Graham appointed superintendent of schools
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education has appointed Dr. Brian Graham as its next superintendent of schools.
Former Trinity pastor watches Mercury transit the sun
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
As the pastor emeritus of Trinity United Methodist Church, it's entirely natural for Paul Robinson to be looking toward the heavens.
Hardwick recognizes Pauley as April's Citizen of the Month
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announced Grand Island resident Raymond W. Pauley was named the April Citizen of the Month in recognition of his service to the community through the Grand Island Fire Co. and other contributions.
Tops supports JDRF
Fri, May 6th 2016 03:45 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is continuing its longstanding support for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Job well done: Team of Islanders successful in reclaiming River Lea artifact
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:25 pm
A century-old well that time forgot and the Niagara River nearly claimed has been restored to its rightful place on the lawn of the River Lea mansion.
Old well is local symbol of mansions from Gilded Age
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:25 pm
Feb. 2, 2016, was the culmination of a 17-year effort to recover an old well from the Niagara River that once enchanted the luxurious gardens around this historic home. LDC Construction reclaimed a valuable link to Grand Island's past.
Hopkins Road reconstruction project receives APWA Award
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 04:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works was honored recently by the state chapter of the American Public Works Association with a 2015 Transportation Award for the Hopkins Road slope stabilization and road reconstruction project, a $2.3-million project completed in three phases and funded fully with local Erie County funds.
Poloncarz, officials participate in Holocaust commemoration
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, members of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, and leaders of the Jewish community in a candle-lighting ceremony commemorating Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Memorial Day.
Citizen of the Year Awards: Chamber thanks Thermo Fisher
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards dinner April 28 at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa.
Grand Island Lions home again for annual dinner
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club returned to a familiar location at 100 Whitehaven Road, the Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa, for the 47th edition of the club's spaghetti dinner fundraiser.
Grand Island conducts Operation Safe Stop
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:30 am
Grand Island law enforcement joined with the Grand Island Central School District's Transportation Department to take part in Operation Safe Stop Thursday, April 21.
Buffalo Zoo announces lineup of performers for 4th annual BuffaLoveFest
Mon, Apr 18th 2016 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the lineup for its fourth annual BuffaLoveFest, an event featuring all things "Buffalo." BuffaLoveFest will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, May 27, at the Buffalo Zoo.
Gus Macker: Grand Island Day planned at hoops tourney
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
During a meeting with the Chamber of Commerce Monday, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray called last year's Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament "a great success" despite initial opposition, and plans are to add a Grand Island Night to the 2016 tourney schedule.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Kennedy, LDC Construction to receive Citizen of the Year awards
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor seven individuals, organizations and businesses as the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Grand Island: Council says 'Thank you' to town employee
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a certificate of appreciation to a town employee who is "always willing to go above and beyond to secure the safety of our seniors."
Grand Island Town Board: Amended law if passed would restrict recreational trapping
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The latest version of a proposed amendment to town code would essentially ban sport trapping of wildlife on town-owned land, prompting supporters of recreational trapping to complain the Grand Island Town Board had caved in to trapping opponents.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Mallwitz's Island Lanes, Kud, Islettes' Elite Majorettes to receive Citizen of the Year awards
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor seven individuals, organizations and businesses as the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
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.