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Father's Day Lawn Mower Race says 'Thank you'
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 09:00 am
Tom and Debbie Harrison of Wheelhouse Marine, who have been faithful sponsors of the annual Father's Day Lawn Mower Race and Car Show, are not too late on their donation for this year, also.
A healing journey: Cancer survivor Zdenka Gast walks 500 miles in 29-day pilgrimage
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
Zdenka Gast just recently finished walking 500 miles in only 29 days. Yet less than a year ago, the Grand Island resident was so weak from cancer treatments that she could barely get off the couch, her family said.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields sign dedication
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:15 pm
The new sign in front of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, was dedicated to the memory of Claire and Ralph Brown and blessed immediately after the 9 a.m. service Aug. 2.
Grand Island Town Board: Airborne Day on Island proclaimed
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:15 pm
At its meeting Monday in Town Hall, the Grand Island Town Board noted the 75th anniversary of the first official Army parachute jump by issuing a townwide proclamation.
'Nunsense' to open at Ghostlight
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:30 pm
"Nunsense: the Mega Musical!" will open Aug. 6 at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda, presented by Starry Night Theatre Inc.
Safe boating emphasized at 'Paddles Up'
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:25 pm
Exploring the water safely was a main theme at "Paddles Up," which was held July 25 at Beaver Island State Park.
Grand Island Community Chorus: Two thumbs up for 'A Night at the Movies'
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 07:00 am
St. Timothy Lutheran Church was filled to near capacity for a free concert July 21 presented by the Grand Island Community Chorus.
Two injured in collision at W. River Road, Sunset Drive
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 11:00 am
Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident just before 4 p.m. July 21 at the corner of West River Road and Sunset Drive.
Gus Macker tournament reaffirmed despite negative feedback from critics
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 10:55 am
Gus Macker basketball tournament organizer Corey McGowan received approval for his event from the Grand Island Town Board on Monday, but not without some anxious moments.
'Paddles Up' for a river adventure
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 12:00 pm
The annual "Paddles Up" event was the one of the first things Amy Smith and her family participated in after moving to Grand Island four years ago in July.
Gus Macker seeking volunteers
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island, for the first time, will be part of the Gus Macker Tour. The Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball event will be held Aug. 29 and 30 and will be located on Grand Island Boulevard.
Grand Island Primary Care Center: Medical offices have ribbon-cutting
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Called the most comprehensive provider of medical services on Grand Island, the new Grand Island Primary Care Center celebrated a ribbon-cutting Thursday at its offices at 2608 Grand Island Blvd.
Grand Island: Dog park coming to Nike Base
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Girl Scout Troop 30448, led by Wendy McCaffery, is working on a Silver Award Girl Scout project to promote the dog park being planned at the Nike Base.
Team planning for Oct. 4 CROP Walk for Hunger
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island's CROP Walk for Hunger planning team gathered for a Thursday morning breakfast meeting to plan for the 2015 walk, which will take place Oct. 4, again at Beaver Island State Park.
Community Chorus tunes up for movie music
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 07:00 am
Put a song in your heart and bring family and friends so they can too, as the Grand Island Community Chorus presents "Music of the Movies" as its annual summer concert this week.
Kiwanis seeks new club on Grand Island
Sun, Jul 19th 2015 07:00 am
A new Kiwanis Club of Grand Island could be operating by this fall.
Grand Island Lions set for annual Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 09:00 am
It's all about the smiles. Just ask members of the Grand Island Lions Club. Each year, the club sponsors the Special Kids Picnic. The 57th annual event will be Wednesday, July 15, at the Island's Buffalo Launch Club.
Gus Macker hoops tourney gets go-ahead
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 09:00 am
The first Grand Island Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament will tip off Aug. 29 and 30 after the Grand Island Town Board gave its OK Wednesday.
GIHS Class of 2015
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 10:30 am
Grand Island High School held its 50th commencement Sunday morning at Kleinhans Music Hall. The school held its first commencement in the school auditorium June 26, 1966, for 132 graduates.
Grand Island: Council hears security plans for Gus Macker tourney
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 10:25 am
Local event promoter Corey McGowan met with the Grand Island Town Board and law enforcement representatives Thursday to go over security plans for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament, but he left awaiting final approval to hold the hoops festival he plans for August.
Bike raffles to encourage summer reading
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 06:35 pm
Grand Island Memorial Library will provide its biggest prize ever in a raffle drawing designed to encourage and reward children for reading during the summer.
Live long and prosper, Mr. Burns
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 06:30 pm
Sidway Elementary School faculty, staff and students bid farewell and good wishes to Director of Transportation Jack Burns on the last day of school. Burns is retiring after more than 30 years of overseeing the safe transportation of Grand Island students to school.
Masters Field track upgraded
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
Work is nearly complete on the upgrade to the track at Gene Masters Field at Grand Island High School.
Tradition continues with Father's Day Lawn Mower Race
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
The Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race, Classic Car Show and Kevin Doring Memorial 5K Walk and 10K Run took place Saturday on Grand Island. Spectators came out to watch the unique racers, get a glimpse of the custom lawn mowers on display and raise money for a worthy cause.
Higgins announces Veterans Education Flexibility Act
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, was joined by veterans in the Canisius College Office of Veterans Services in Buffalo to announce the Veterans' Education Flexibility Act. The bill would remove the time limits veterans have to use the education benefits earned from their service.
Miracle League has opening day
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
The Miracle League of Western New York kicked off its fourth year at Veterans Park on Grand Island June 7 with its biggest opening day ever.
Grand Island: Teachers union pickets
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
Approximately 200 members of the Grand Island Teachers' Association and its supporters picketed before Monday's Board of Education meeting.
Memories and hope: Relay For Life 2105
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:25 am
At Grand Island's annual Relay For Life, which began at 4 p.m., May 30, cancer survivors were honored, loved and supported. Those who lost their battle were remembered.
Gentlemen, start your lawn mowers
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 05:20 pm
Drivers will start their engines Saturday, June 20, for the greatest spectacle in lawnmowing.
Erie County: More than 900 animals vaccinated at free rabies clinic
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health announced 965 animals were vaccinated at the most recent rabies clinic, held Wednesday, May 27, at Erie Community College South Campus. That number included 746 dogs, 212 cats and seven ferrets.
Grand Island Fathers Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show set for June 20
Fri, May 29th 2015 10:00 am
A Grand Island tradition returns Saturday, June 20, in the annual Grand Island Fathers Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show.
First race in Lawn Mower Series held
Tue, May 26th 2015 07:05 am
The Grand Island Lawnmower Racing Series event was held Saturday, May 2, on Whitehaven Road by Town Hall.
Grand Island School Board: Budget, vets tax exemption, pass overwhelmingly
Sun, May 24th 2015 12:00 pm
District voters overwhelmingly approved a $58 million 2015-16 school budget Tuesday, as well as tax exemption for veterans that will start with the 2016-17 budget.
Grand Island: Groundbreaking held for new $6.3 million Transportation Center
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:50 am
The Grand Island School District broke ground May 8 on what was described as one of the finest transportation facilities in New York.
Budweiser Clydesdale visits Grand Island
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:05 am
A world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale stopped by the new NOCO Express at the corner of Grand Island Boulevard and Whitehaven Road Friday afternoon.
Meet the Grand Island Board of Education candidates
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
The Grand Island Parent Teacher Association held a "Meet the Candidates Night" Tuesday for voters to learn more about the candidates who are running for the Grand Island Board of Education.
Grand Island Town Board: Golden Age Club leads pledge during Older Americans Month
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:10 pm
Islanders were encouraged during Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting to take the time this month to recognize older adults and the people who serve and support them.
Thank you, town clerk's office
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:10 pm
The Grand Island Town Board thanked its colleagues across Town Hall Monday with the issuance of a town proclamation noting Municipal Clerk's Week May 3 to 9.
Grand Island Town Board issues safe boating proclamation
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:10 pm
The Grand Island Town Board joined the active-duty members of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo and the members of the Division 3-9th Eastern Region U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in urging all boaters and their passengers to wear proper-sized life jackets at all times while boating.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizens of the Year honored
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:20 pm
On April 23, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce hosted the 49th annual Citizens of the Year Award dinner at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa.

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