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One plate at a time can help Island family
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 10:50 am
If you have not had the pleasure of dining at McMahon's, now is the time!
2015 GISBA Corporate Bowl: Runners-up in 2014 rise to champs in 2015
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:55 pm
Four Grand Island High School seniors earned bragging rights as well as $400 each for college after winning the 17th annual Grand Island School and Business Alliance Corporate Bowl on Tuesday.
Before the Bridges: Down on the farm and racing on the river
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 08:50 pm
Bob DeGlopper was born in 1936, a year after the first set of Grand Island bridges were built.
Kinney hosts tax chat
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 08:50 pm
The Cuomo administration brought its current legislative agenda to Grand Island this week.
Grand Island High School: DECA club marks 10 years at states
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 07:00 am
2015 marks the 10th year Grand Island High School business teacher and DECA club adviser Cheryl Chamberlain has taken her qualifying students to the New York State DECA Conference in Rochester. This year was the largest contingent of GI DECA as 54 traveled to states, where over 2,000 people were in attendance.
Knights of Columbus award poster contest winners
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:25 pm
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 awarded certificates and $25 gift cards to three winners in the Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest on Feb. 25.
Studley wins spaghetti-eating contest
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:00 pm
The annual Grand Island Rugby Club spaghetti dinner featured the first-ever 2015 spaghetti-eating contest.
Grand Island Town Board: Proclamation issued for Island Eagle Scout
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:00 pm
Prior to conducting regular town business Monday night at Town Hall, the Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation to Boy Scout Nolan Miles of Grand Island for receiving his Eagle Scout award.
Lady (and the Tramp)
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:00 pm
Grand Island High School Class of 2014 member Tyler Ludwig, a former wing for the Grand Island rugby team, and his biggest fan, girlfriend Rebecca Wall, GIHS Class of 2015, are good sports in supporting Grand Island rugby as the Lady and the Tramp during Tuesday's Rugby Club spaghetti dinner.
From soldier to peace activist: Russell Brown's story
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
On April 28, 2013, Buffalonian Russell Brown covered himself with fake blood and lay down on the road, simulating a dead person, near the gates of Hancock Air National Guard Base, home of the 174th Attack Wing, just outside of Syracuse.
Scout chose project to benefit church
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
John Sosnowski, a lifelong resident of Grand Island and a senior at Canisius High School, has been a member of Boy Scout Troop 630 since the sixth grade at St. Stephen School. In position for the highest rank as a Boy Scout - an Eagle Scout - he chose as his final project something that would benefit his church.
Before the Bridges: Bernice Dinsmore - from horse-&-buggy to a river cruise
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:00 pm
One of Bernice Stack Dinsmore's early memories is of riding to St. Stephen R.C. Church in a horse-drawn logging sled because there was too much snow on the roads for the horse-and-buggy to handle.
Happy birthday, Bea!
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 01:20 pm
Beatrice Rose Goodman celebrated her 100th birthday Feb. 27 with her friends at Elderwood of Grand Island.
Daemen College: Hochul reviews state's campus sexual assault policy with community
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 01:15 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul discussed a new Cuomo administration effort related to campus sexual assault prevention and policies at New York state's private colleges at a meeting last week with members of the Daemen College community.
Happy retirement, Jean
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 11:55 am
Elderwood at Grand Island celebrated the retirement of longtime employee Jean Peters Friday.
Conservatives host leadership celebration
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 11:55 am
The Conservative Committee of Grand Island presented the Conservative Leadership Celebration Feb. 5 at Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks.
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church: Groundbreaking of facility upgrade at child care center set for April
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:50 am
It's a familiar Grand Island landmark - that pretty brick church at the corner of Staley and Stony Point Roads. Soon to upgrade its appearance, St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church will add more space to its well-loved child care center, expanding a ministry to Grand Island children and their families that began in 1991.
Islanders Bailey, Sugar wed
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Carissa M. Bailey, 26, and Robert E. Sugar, 28, were joyfully united in marriage Jan. 2, 2015, at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, witnessed by close family and friends.
Before the Bridges: When ferry boats plied the river
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Shirley Kreger Luther was with the first group to walk over the North Grand Island Bridge on wooden planks during the final phase of construction in 1934, before the bridge was even open to traffic.
Grand Island High School: 'Shrek the Musical' is ogre the top
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:35 pm
Grand Island High School will present a more modern musical when it stages "Shrek the Musical" for three performances Feb. 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the new Grand Viking Theater at GIHS, 1100 Ransom Road.
History of Niagara River islands retold at Launch Club presentation
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:25 pm
As a boy, Gary Kenline spent his summers on Motor Boat Island, an island that his grandfather had purchased in 1930.
The DeGlopper Air Assault School dedicated at Fort Bragg
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:25 pm
Pictured are the family and friends of Pfc. Charles DeGlopper at the Iron Mike Statue at Airborne and Special Ops Museum in Fayetteville, N.C. The group was in North Carolina for the dedication of The DeGlopper Air Assault School at Fort Bragg, which took place Jan. 22.
Bob Weaver Motorsports wins 2014 Battle of the Bolts
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:20 pm
Bob Weaver Motorsports of Niagara Falls Boulevard in Wheatfield has won the 2014 "Battle of the Bolts" contest, winning out over 39 entries entered in this year's contest.
Grand Island High School: Paddle board project demonstrates STEAM learning
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:20 pm
Grand Island High School's Engineering Tech Club showcased its handcrafted paddle board to 20 school districts at a collaborative STEAM meeting.
Marc Scibilia featured in Jeep Super Bowl commercial with 'This Land Is Your Land'
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 02:35 pm
Sunday night, Marc Scibilia was featured in a Super Bowl commercial as his take on the Woody Guthrie song "This Land Is Your Land" played during a high-profile, 90-second spot for the new Jeep Renegade campaign branded "Beautiful Lands."
Island of Hope: Relay For Life kicks off 2015 campaign
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 12:25 pm
Grand Island residents came ready for action at the kickoff of Grand Island's 13th annual Relay For Life on Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Bible Presbyterian Church: AWANA Winter Picnic held
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:35 am
More than two-dozen children took part in traditional outdoor activities during the AWANA Winter Picnic, held by Bible Presbyterian Church at the Family Life Center on Love Road.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Island residence severely damaged by major fire
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
At 4:24 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, Grand Island firefighters responded to a report of heavy smoke coming from the Baseline Road residence of Brian Wylke, which had been discovered by an alert neighbor.
Island of Hope: Luke Gworek named honorary survivor of GI Relay
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
The 2015 Grand Island Relay For Life held its annual kickoff ceremony with the theme "One World, One Hope ... Imagine Our World with a Cure."
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Altar Society officers named
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
The St. Stephen R.C. Church Altar Society has named its officers for 2015. From left: Ann Dlugokinski, secretary; Ann Hegarty, vice president; Karen DeGlopper, treasurer; and Jo Klock, president.
Thank you, volunteers
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
Volunteers from the Golden Age Center stuffed more than 4,000 envelopes containing the county and town tax bills to be delivered to Grand Island residents this week.
Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters rescue driver from frigid Niagara River
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:40 pm
At 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, Grand Island Fire Co. personnel responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a passenger vehicle that veered off East River Road near the intersection of Ransom Road and ended up about 100 feet out into the Niagara River.
Huth Road Elementary School annual Heritage Luncheon held
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:40 pm
From Peruvian spaghetti to Chinese nan gao, fourth-graders at Huth Road Elementary School had the opportunity to sample ethnic dishes from around the world at the annual Heritage Luncheon held last week.
Island of Hope: GI Relay For Life team, Bottle Junction fighting cancer one nickel at a time
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 03:00 pm
Grand Island Relay For Life team Billy's Buddies has been raising money with a bottle and can return drive for six years, but the fundraising has never been easier since the opening of the Island's Bottle Junction redemption center.
Happy 100th birthday, Hazel Smith!
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:55 pm
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation to Elderwood at Grand Island resident Hazel Smith, who celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday.
Ellden's donates to Neighbors Foundation with pancake breakfast
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:40 pm
Diane and Tom Brady, owners of Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks Golf Club, hosted a pancake breakfast Sunday.
Scouts donate to Code Blue Relief Mission
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:40 pm
A van full of warm clothing is bound for the streets of Buffalo thanks to donations by Boy Scout Troop 630.
Grand Island Town Board ordinance to preserve historic Island buildings in discussion stage
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
The Historic Preservation Advisory Board is hoping to have an ordinance passed by the Grand Island Town Board in the next few months that would establish regulations for the preservation of buildings that have historical significance.
St. Stephen School students take part in mission project
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
The St. Stephen fifth-grade religious education class participated in a Christmas mission project.
Grand Island High School: Lending a hand
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
Twenty-nine students from Grand Island High School, members of Student Council and DECA, the high school business club, helped the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation sort 11 pallets of donated food as part of the Share Your Happiness drive.
 

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