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Frentzel, Aronica, Kinney, Stanley win on Grand Island
Wed, Sep 11th 2013 06:45 pm
Grand Island town justice candidate Mark J. Frentzel took every party line in Tuesday's primary election, outpacing Joy M. Carrier LaMarca.

Christopher K. Aronica (81 votes) and Beverly A. Kinney (77) took the two town council spots, outdrawing Raymond A. Billica (54).

Superintendent of highways candidate William M. Stanley defeated James B. Tomkins by a 10-vote margin, 76-66.

Islander delivers with introduction of Obama
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 08:50 pm
Officials at the University at Buffalo are elated by the performance of an Islander who was chosen to introduce the president of the United States for his policy speech.
Local CROP team undergoes training
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 08:40 pm
On Wednesday, Aug. 28, more than a dozen people underwent training for the 2013 CROP Walk in preparation for this year's event on Oct. 13.
Islander introduces Obama for speech at UB
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 04:30 pm
Grand Islander Silvana D'Ettorre had the honor of introducing President Barack Obama before his speech Aug. 22 at the University at Buffalo.
Miracle League has visit from firefighters
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 04:20 pm
The Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York welcomed units from Sheridan Park, Niagara Falls and Grand Island for the league's second annual firefighters day at the ball diamond in Veterans Park.
GI Fun Center expands food options
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 04:20 pm
The Grand Island Fun Center has added "festive" to its menu.
Town Board issues proclamation honoring Lange
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 04:20 pm
The Grand Island Town Board recognized Islander Phyllis Lange at its meeting on Monday at Town Hall for her ministry to the poor in Buffalo since 1982.
Grand Island Lions Club: White Cane Days held
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 04:20 pm
Tom Witkowski, past president of the Grand Island Lions Club, accepts a donation to the Lions White Cane Days last Friday in front of First Niagara Bank on Baseline Road. White Cane Days is a major fundraiser of the Grand Island Lions Club.
Work continues on STEM wing
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 04:20 pm
Work continues on the new science, technology, engineering and mathematics wing at Grand Island High School.
Weaver a winner at Vintage Snowmobile Show
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 06:00 pm
Grand Islander Bob Weaver of Bob Weaver Motorsports took home three national trophies at the Vintage Snowmobile Club of America's eighth annual Vintage Snowmobile Show in Boonville.
Islander rolls out new product: The Fact Wheel
Fri, Aug 23rd 2013 03:10 pm
An Island mon's frustration with her third-grader's math homework was the inspiration for a new product.
Grand Island High School: New STEM wing called 'game-changer'
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:10 pm
No one is happier about the new addition to Grand Island High School than the teachers who will teach in it.
GI Professional Women present scholarship
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:10 pm
Grand Island's Jodie White wants to be a musician. She will use her scholarship from the Grand Island Professional Women's Chapter, New York State Women, to attend SUNY Fredonia to major in music education. Her classes start Aug. 26.
The Cellular Connection holds backpack giveaway
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:05 pm
Students going back to school received an assist from a local business on Saturday.
Grand Island Town Board: National Airborne Day proclaimed
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:00 pm
The Grand Island Town Board has proclaimed Aug. 16 as National Airborne Day on the Island.
First car wash held for CROP Walk
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:00 pm
The first-ever CROP Walk for Hunger car wash took place Saturday at Adrian's Custard and Beef on Grand Island Boulevard.
State Parks extends deadline for proposals at Beaver Island State Park
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 11:05 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has extended the deadline for two separate requests for proposals at Beaver Island State Park for food, beverage and catering operations, as well as operation of the golf course and food and beverage at the State Park golf course. The revised due date for both RFPs is 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23.
Bisons visit Miracle League
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:45 pm
The Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York held another feature game with celebrity buddies.
'Three Cousins' featured in art show
Mon, Jul 29th 2013 07:00 am
Three Grand Island residents will host the "The Three Cousins Art Show" beginning Aug. 3. Angelo F. LaDuca, Thomas A. Insana and Marilyn L. Wilson, all cousins, will host an art show at the Partners In Art Gallery in North Tonawanda.
Local leaders to take part in Paddles Up Niagara
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:15 pm
The eighth annual "Paddles Up Niagara," hosted by the Niagara River Greenway Commission at Beaver Island State Park, will take place along the southeastern shores of Grand Island on Saturday, July 27.
Zonta presents scholarships, Spirit Award
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 04:05 pm
The Zonta Club of Grand Island presented four $750 scholarships and the 2013 Spirit Award at the club's annual Scholarship Dinner held at the Buffalo Launch Club on June 25.
Great Corrao Race takes over Island
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 04:00 pm
Independence Day week was full of class reunions, family reunions, friends getting together, smiles and laughter this year. The Corrao family of Grand Island was no different, only more so.
Klocks celebrate 55th wedding anniversary
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 04:00 pm
Jo and Paul Klock of East River Road celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 Knights of Columbus Hall. A party with a Hawaiian theme was enjoyed by a gathering of an estimated 120 people.
Compu-Mail awarded two certificates of merit in international print competition
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 01:45 pm
Compu-Mail, a direct marketing and printing service, has been recognized in the 2013 Premier Print Awards for outstanding achievement in the production of variable data digital printing. Compu-Mail's 2013 desk calendar, featuring variable data and images, and highly personalized campaign mailing earned two certificates of merit for the company.
Grand Island Garden Tour 2013 is July 6-7
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 07:00 am
Dr. Joshua Smith of Serene Gardens on Grand Island Boulevard is hoping the Grand Island Garden Tour will open some horizons when it debuts July 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

"It's the first time Grand Island's been a part of the national garden tour," Smith said. "It's all free for everyone to join as well as free for everyone to visit the tour, visit the houses."

'Discover Grand Island' through 'Paddles Up Niagara'
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:50 pm
The eighth annual "Paddles Up Niagara," presented by the Niagara River Greenway Commission - the organization that initially created a 25-mile length paddle-sport trail in the Niagara River in 2006 - is to take place along the southeastern shores of Grand Island on Saturday, July 27.
School year draws to a close
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:15 pm
Last week signaled the end of the 2012-13 school year at Grand Island schools and featured ceremonies and events marking the occasion. Graduation week culminated with a commencement ceremony for the Grand Island Class of 2013 at Artpark in the Village of Lewiston.
Lawn Mower Race brings Island to forefront
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:15 pm
The annual Father's Day Lawn Mower Race on the Island's West River took place over the weekend to raise money for the Grand Island Relay For Life in its ongoing support of the American Cancer Society.
Grand Island Vikings: Head, Simpson honored at Niagara Frontier League Banquet
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:10 pm
Two coaches at Grand Island High School were among those honored at the 76th annual Niagara Frontier League banquet held at the Tonawanda Castle.
Niagara Frontier Corvair Club meets at Adrian's
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:00 pm
The monthly meeting of the Niagara Frontier Corvair Club took place at Adrian's. There were eight vintage Corvairs on display among many other muscle and collectable cars all enjoying the monthly cruise night at Adrian's. The great weather and food socializing with other car guys made it a very enjoyable evening.
GI Dance Center dance ballet at Fairy House Festival
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:00 pm
Students from the Grand Island Dance Center entertained at Artpark's Fairy House Festival earlier this month.
St. Stephen School: Student rally honors Ende
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:00 pm
A student rally at St. Stephen School was held recently to honor Donna Ende as she retires as principal of St. Stephen School. The students, parents, and staff at St. Stephen School are thanking Ende for 12 years of service as the school's beloved principal.
Grand Island High School: 'Masquerade' prom held
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 03:55 pm
Grand Island High School held is senior prom at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, and the theme was "Masquerade.
Sandy Beach Yacht Club: Father's Day dinner held
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 03:55 pm
Claudia O'Neil, left, and Dorothy Garcia prepare for a meat raffle at the Sandy Beach Yacht Club's Father's Day dinner, which was held on Friday, June 14.
Post No. 1346 installs officers
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 03:40 pm
At the last meeting of the Grand Island American Legion Post No. 1346, the new officers for 2013-14 were installed.
St. Stephen School: Spring concert held
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 03:40 pm
The students at St. Stephen School performed their Spring Concert in the parish church.
Golden Age Center: Travel Club offering several day trips this summer
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 03:40 pm
The Golden Age Center Travel Club continues to plan more day trips.

On Monday, July 15, there is a trip planned to visit Valvo's Candy Factory, participate in a cookie taste contest at Petrie's Baking Product, enjoy lunch at the elegant White House Inn and do a little wine tasting at Merrit Estate Winery. All this and more included for $90.

Grand Island High School: Venture Yearbook gives back
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 03:40 pm
Christopher Simpson, adviser of the Venture Yearbook at the high school, has announced that his staff has completed fundraising activities and continued its long tradition of giving back to the community
Sidway celebrates summer
Tue, Jun 18th 2013 01:35 pm
Sidway Elementary School recently held its first-grade field day and kindergarten picnic.
NYS Senate to act on Public Assistance Integrity Act
Tue, Jun 18th 2013 01:25 pm
The New York State Senate is expected to act on the "Public Assistance Integrity Act," sponsored by Sen. Tom Libous (R-C-I-Binghamton) and co-sponsored by Sen. Mark Grisanti (R-I-Buffalo).