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Sidway Giving Tree
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Sidway Elementary School has set up the Giving Tree in the front hall. The tree is a way for Sidway students to give back to their community by bringing in canned food items and by donating $1 to purchase a star.
Historic Alt House recognized
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:20 pm
The Town of Grand Island's Historic Preservation Advisory Board presented a third plaque in its historic building project on Friday, Nov. 24, at the home of Nicole Gerber and Dave Reilly.
Grand Island Chiropractic & Notaro Chiropractic donate to Community Missions
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 09:00 am
Tuesday afternoon, Grand Island Chiropractic and Notaro Chiropractic donated two big turkeys for the needy at the Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc.
Grand Island Fire Co. hosts live burn exercise
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports that a vacant structure owned by Steve Giddings was made available to the Grand Island Fire Company for a live burn drill on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Thank you for your service: Hair Envy offers vets free haircuts on Veterans Day
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Cathy Fancher of Hair Envy Salon was cutting a Navy veteran's hair last Friday when he recalled how upon coming came back from Vietnam the men were told not to wear their uniforms in the airport.
Scouts sort UNICEF coins for 38th year
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:25 pm
For the 38th year, Grand Island Boy Scouts have served as money sorters in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF fundraiser that takes place each Halloween on the Island.
Shop local on Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:25 pm
At its Nov. 7 meeting, the Grand Island Town Board proclaimed Nov. 26 as Small Business Saturday on the Island.
First historic homes plaque presented
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:30 am
The Town of Grand Island Historic Preservation Advisory Board presented its first historic homes plaque to Susan Myers, 2488 Whitehaven Road, on Saturday, Nov. 5. The plaque reads "Circa 1865."
Give for Greatness grant applications now being accepted
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 05:10 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced grant applications are now being accepted for its Give for Greatness program. Up to 35 grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 each will be distributed thanks to several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
Poloncarz joins community partners, volunteers in opposition to domestic violence
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 06:35 pm
The "Plant-a-Thon" event brought student groups and community partners together to work under the supervision of master gardeners from the Cornell Cooperative Extension to plant hundreds of new flowers and plants in designated beds at the Tribute Garden's Isle View Park site.
Twice-told tale: 2 Lindas, 2 Jims equals 5 decades of friendship
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:05 am
It has been Linda and Jim, and Jim and Linda for more than 50 years - a friendship of two couples that has stood the test of time.
A musical history of the Civil War
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
For a tuneful glimpse into the music of the Civil War, mark your calendars for Nov. 3 and plan to be at Historic Trinity Church before the start of the 7 p.m. program.
GI Lions Club to mark 60th anniversary
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
For 60 years, Grand Island has had a special friend working on its behalf to create a better life for those less fortunate in the community.
Fall Festival at TUMC
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 09:00 am
Trinity United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
St. Stephen R.C. Church Altar Society to hold annual fundraiser
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 09:00 am
The St. Stephen Altar Society will hold its annual basket raffle and bake sale Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23. The event will take place Saturday before and after 4:30 p.m. Mass and Sunday all morning, with drawings at 1 p.m. A "Bargains Galore" rummage sale table is part of the event as well.
Cuomo announces $55 million in funding at New York State Tourism and Craft Beverage Summit
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 09:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo hosted the New York State Tourism and Craft Beverage Summit, where leaders in the tourism and craft beverage industries met with state officials to explore new industry opportunities.
Poloncarz hosts 'presidential' guest
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 01:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz recently enjoyed a visit with "Harry Truman," the nation's 33rd president, as portrayed by Buffalo actor David Lundy.
Kelly's Country Store holds Fall Fest
Sat, Oct 15th 2016 07:00 am
Kelly's Country Store held its first-ever Fall Fest Oct. 8 and 9. The event included a petting zoo (pictured), a bounce house, face painting, and a food vendors and a farmers market. The old historic schoolhouse was open, with all original equipment.
Trinity UMC to hold 2016 Fall Festival
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 05:50 pm
Peggy Will, Chris Sipson, Ellie Robinson, Paul Sipson and Margie Tyrell of Trinity United Methodist Church are pictured (from left) making apple pies, which are made and quickly frozen, to be sold in the baked goods booth at the 2016 Trinity Fall Festival, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
In his honor: H. David Myers Athletic Complex dedicated at homecoming ceremony
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
The Father of Viking Athletics now has a lighted welcome sign in his honor at the school district fields he designed.
5th annual pet blessing held at St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
The fifth annual pet blessing at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church on Saturday drew its largest participation of pet-lovers, according to event organizers.
Higgins, McMurray & Kulpa call for 'open-road tolling' in Western New York
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 05:00 pm
Following the announcement New York will begin the conversion to 100-percent electronic tolling for several bridges and tunnels in the New York City area, local leaders are pushing for a similar transition in Western New York.
Presentation held on saving ash trees
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 04:05 pm
Wednesday's presentation in Grand Island Town Hall on the emerald ash borer, sponsored by the Conservation Advisory Board and Grand Island's Emerald Ash Borer Task Force, was preceded by a walk through Town Commons.
DA Flaherty has Erie County Hall lit in purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Tue, Oct 4th 2016 06:55 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. announced Erie County Hall will be illuminated in the color purple to "Shine the Light on Domestic Violence" throughout the month of October.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: District governor welcomed
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
Rotarian Henry Kammerer reported that, at the Sept. 14 meeting, Rotary District Gov. Marlee Diehl provided a heartfelt plea for support of Rotary activities, such as helping the Rotary Foundation in its 100th year - particularly to help with polio eradication.
Above and Beyond: Extra special duty for Island firefighters
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Fire Co. was proud to act as honor guard in presenting the American flag at the Buffalo Bills-Arizona Cardinals football game at New Era Stadium Sunday, Sept. 25.
Islanders turn out for epic fundraiser
Sun, Sep 25th 2016 07:00 am
Islanders turned last Saturday's Wishes for a Warrior event for Mary Dunbar-Daluisio into the mother of all fundraisers.
Grand Island Town Board: CROP Walk proclamation issued
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board at its regular meeting Monday issued a proclamation encouraging Island residents to support the annual CROP Walk, which will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, in Beaver Island State Park.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Knights of Columbus holds installation
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 07:00 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752, located at 1841 Whitehaven Road, held an installation ceremony Saturday, Sept. 10.
Grand Island: Road construction wrapping up
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 07:00 am
An estimated $1 million road project on Baseline and Whitehaven roads is nearing completion.
Grand Island Schools: Meet your superintendent
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 11:05 am
Superintendent of Grand Island Schools Dr. Brian Graham enjoyed meeting the public in his first meet-and-greet as much as the public enjoyed meeting him.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Project: Deed transferred to VFW Post 9249
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 11:00 am
Progress continued on the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial with a deed transfer of neighboring property to the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9249.
Grand Island: Roadwork slated for Whitehaven, Baseline roads
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Town of Grand Island Supervisor Nathan McMurray, members of the Erie County Department of Public Works, members of the Town of Grand Island Highway Department, and local residents to review roadwork started this week on Baseline Road, and also announce a project slated to begin Monday on Whitehaven Road.
Thank you for your help
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:35 am
For the 13th year, volunteers from the town's Golden Age Center visited Town Hall to sort and mail the school tax bills.
Fundraiser to help children find their voice
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:55 pm
Two Islanders are organizing an upcoming fundraiser for programs and research into a rare speech disorder with the ultimate goal of helping children "find their voice."
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Swagler, Tucker named 2016-17 Youth Ambassadors
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:50 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce recently named Sarah Swagler and Jacob Tucker as 2016-17 Youth Ambassadors.
For DeGlopper: Certified AutoBrokers donates to DeGlopper Memorial Expansion
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
Chris Taylor and Travis Smith of Certified AutoBrokers at 1693 Grand Island Blvd. presented a check for $3,140 to the DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee Aug. 19.
Proclamation issued for Airborne Day on Grand Island
Sat, Aug 20th 2016 07:00 am
Deputy Town Supervisor Jim Sharpe, left, listens as Joe Army Airborne veteran Joe Synakowski speaks at Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting.
Grassroots farmers market growing on Long Road
Sat, Aug 20th 2016 06:55 am
A new farmers market on the Island is growing in popularity in its first summer of operation.
Lewiston Art Festival: GIHS as good as gold in winning Chalk Walk
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 07:00 pm
For the second year in a row and third time in four years, Grand Island High School artists won the annual Chalk Walk competition at the annual Lewiston Art Festival.