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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.
Kaegebein Elementary School: 'Yes, Virginia' plays to packed house
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 02:30 pm
Students in all grade levels at Kaegebein Elementary School staged two performances of "Yes, Virginia The Musical," an original production based on a true story of 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon, who wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper in 1897, inquiring about the existence of Santa Claus.
St. Stephen's Mission Club sends cards to elderly
Wed, Dec 24th 2014 07:00 am
St. Stephen's Mission Club students were recently busily preparing Christmas greeting cards for the elderly residents at Our Lady of Peace Skilled Nursing Facility.
St. Stephen School students offer hope to those in prison
Wed, Dec 24th 2014 07:00 am
Members of St. Stephen School's upper grade decorated special placemats to be given to incarcerated men and women through the Kairos prison ministry, offering words of hope and encouragement from the children in the community.
NOCO Express holds ribbon-cutting
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:00 am
The new NOCO Express is another in a series of improvements at the Island's busiest intersection, business leaders said Tuesday.
Grand Island High School: Casey's Corner gives back
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Once again during this season of giving, Casey's Corner school store at Grand Island High School held a fundraiser to benefit those less fortunate.
Food drive assists patrons of St. Luke's
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Students of St. Stephen School and their families enthusiastically collected nonperishable foods to donate to the St. Luke's Mission of Mercy in Buffalo.
C.J. Spiller makes Grand Island stop
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller visited the new NOCO Express store at the corner of Whitehaven Road and Grand Island Boulevard Dec. 16.
St. Stephen School: Religion class lifts spirits of Utah girl
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 12:55 pm
St. Stephen students from Michele Fusco's religion class made Christmas cards for a little 6-year-old girl named Addie from Utah.
Grand Island Moose Lodge 180: Niagara Cerebral Palsy receives donation
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy is the beneficiary of money raised by Grand Island Moose Lodge 180 from a fall fundraiser.
NOCO's major expansion offers Islanders more
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 05:00 pm
Demolition of the NOCO kiosk at the intersection of Grand Island Boulevard and Whitehaven Road is nearly complete, and its bigger replacement is open for business.
Islanders, Jickster work to aid Food Bank of WNY
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 07:00 am
A pair of Grand Island residents assisted DJ Jickster of 97 Rock during his record-setting ninth annual "Rock Out Hunger" to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.