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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.
Bastian students perform at recital
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 07:00 am
Students as young as 4 years old happily showed off their hard work at the year's end piano recital of teacher Debbie Bastian.
Grand Lady Cruises finds new home away from Grand Island
Mon, Jul 30th 2012 02:00 pm
The Grand Lady, a passenger vessel that offers public cruises and exclusive charters for private events like weddings, corporate events and parties, has called Grand Island home for about 15 years since its founding in 1991.
Outdoors in Niagara: A Grand Island fishing opportunity
Mon, Jul 30th 2012 01:30 pm
Last week, when it was so hot the trees were whistling for the dogs, my wife and I took a little car ride.
Ed Ball Park ready
Mon, Jul 30th 2012 11:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Department of Parks and Recreation reports that Ed Ball Park playground at the corner of Love and Stony Point Roads is now up and ready for use.
Gallery: Miracle League holds Law Enforcement Day
Sat, Jul 28th 2012 07:00 am
Law enforcement came out in numbers Sunday to go to bat for children with special needs.
Fundraiser for Madigan Congressional bid held
Sat, Jul 28th 2012 07:00 am
Islander Mike Madigan's campaign to represent the newly formed 26th Congressional District received a boost at a July 23 fundraiser hosted by Carl Paladino, New York's conservative Republican gubernatorial candidate in 2010.
Special Kids Picnic proves to be unique local opportunity
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 07:00 am
This Wednesday, 740 kids from Niagara and Erie counties came out to enjoy a spectacular picnic filled with food, fun, and games. The Grand Island Lions Club Special Kids Picnic, an annual event dedicated to offering safe, supervised activities to developmentally disabled and physically handicapped children, has become a Grand Island tradition.
Final Historic Trinity Garden Tour showcases local beauty
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 07:00 am
At the Final Historic Trinity Garden Tour, the organizing committee went above and beyond to offer an exhibition of seven diverse local gardens and one business.
Grand Island Fire Co.: 3 escape injury in head-on crash
Fri, Jul 20th 2012 11:00 am
At 3:38 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident on Baseline Road near the intersection of Bedell Road.

Fire Chief Kevin Koch states that although this head-on collision caused considerable front end damage to a pickup truck and passenger van, the occupants claimed no injuries, during evaluation by GIFC medics. Islander Mary Westlake-Douds, age 36, and her 1-year-old son, who was safely secured in a child car seat, both escaped injury. The other driver, 34-year-old Jacob Kolb of Buffalo, also claimed no injuries.

Zonta awards 5 scholarships
Mon, Jul 16th 2012 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island awarded $750 scholarships to five women in ceremonies on June 26 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Hillside's Litto's Legacy brings program to Island
Sun, Jul 15th 2012 07:00 am
Before his death, Bill Litto dreamed of a co-op babysitting program that would give adoptive parents an opportunity to "swap out" babysitting with other adoptive parents, providing them with a chance to have a respite.
Grand Island: Kelly's Country Store celebrating 50 years
Sat, Jul 14th 2012 07:00 am
Before Kelly's Country Store put down roots on Grand Island, it began at tiny fairs along the East Coast where Walt Kelly and his son Mike would sell knick knacks and later the candy that would help make their company an Island institution.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Holiday Inn evacuated during Sunday morning fire emergency
Fri, Jul 13th 2012 11:45 pm
Shortly before 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 8, Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the Holiday Inn Grand Island, 100 Whitehaven Road on East River Road.
KidBiz partners donate proceeds to Miracle League
Fri, Jul 13th 2012 04:00 pm
Nine-year-old friends Mike Valle and Jack Dlugokinski have been friends since kindergarten. Even though they attend different elementary schools, one at Huth Road Elementary and one at Kaegebein Elementary, they still do things together. Mike and Jack decided to team up as business partners and participate in this year's KidBiz event held on June 23. This Grand Island Chamber of Commerce event allows students in grades 2 through 8 to get an idea of what it is like to run a business. Mike and Jack made 60 marshmallow shooters and sold them all at KidBiz for $5 apiece. After seeing just how successful their product was at KidBiz, they decided to make another 125 marshmallow shooters to sell up and down Grand Island Boulevard during the Independence Day parade. The students went to Town Hall and applied for a peddler's permit and got to work. Mike and Jack decided after reviewing costs to make the product and to decorate each shooter with paint and duct tape they made a business decision to sell the shooters for $6 apiece during the parade. They worked together and sold 115 shooters on the Fourth of July. After paying their parents back for purchasing the materials, they had a nice profit. Mike and Jack play hockey together and decided to put some of that profit towards a hockey camp, but first they wanted to make a contribution back to their community. Mike and Jack met with Kim McMahon of the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York and donated $115 towards the organization, which provides an opportunity for disabled baseball players to play games on an adaptive diamond. Both boys love baseball, but Mike has a cousin who is now 4 years old and has special needs. His hope is to someday play baseball with his cousin at the new Miracle League Field located at Veterans Park on Grand Island. Mike and Jack are looking to continue the growth of their business. Those interested in purchasing marshmallow shooters for gifts or party favors can contact them by emailing [email protected]
Last opportunity to take garden tour this weekend
Fri, Jul 13th 2012 04:00 pm
The Historic Trinity Committee will present its final garden tour this upcoming Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The tour costs $15 after Thursday, July 12, and at the door.
 


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