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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).
KidBiz planned for June 22
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 05:05 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will host the 17th annual KidBiz Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Town Commons.

KidBiz will give young entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn various aspects of running a business. Topics such as pricing, marketing and customer service were covered at a training event.

Hoffspice tees off June 17
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 05:00 pm
Islander Justin Hoffman and Hospice Buffalo have joined for two Hoffspice fundraisers, one set for Sept. 14 at the Grand Island VFW that will include food and entertainment. The second is the upcoming Hoffspice Golf Classic on Monday, June 17, at the River Oaks Golf Club, 201 Whitehaven Road, beginning at 2 p.m. Admission to the event is $120, with all proceeds to support Hospice Buffalo.

The golf event will include 18 holes of golf with a cart (a four-man scramble format), lunch, dinner, a long drive contest, a closest-to-the-pin contest, a 50/50 split raffle and a Chinese auction.

Island of Hope: AnnMarie Salviski is Relay For Life honorary survivor
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 04:10 pm
Ten years ago, AnnMarie Salviski was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. She said that the diagnosis frightened her.
Fire breaks out on northbound North Grand Island Bridge
Tue, Jun 4th 2013 01:15 pm
VIDEO: A utility truck caught fire in the right lane of the northbound North Grand Island Bridge Tuesday morning.
Grand Island Tops donates to five local not-for-profits
Fri, May 31st 2013 02:25 pm
As part of its grand re-opening celebration, Grand Island Tops donated $500 to each of five Island organizations at the store's ribbon-cutting for its recent $1.4 million remodeling.
Grand Island Zonta installs officers
Fri, May 31st 2013 02:10 pm
The Zonta Club of Grand Island installed its 2013-14 officers Tuesday, May 14, in a ceremony at Dick & Jenny's.
Tops celebrates major renovation
Fri, May 31st 2013 02:00 pm
Grand Island Tops Friendly Market recently celebrated the completion of a $1.4 million renovation project.
Connor Middle School: Students go Bald for Bucks
Fri, May 31st 2013 02:00 pm
Bald for Bucks fundraising leaders Sarah and Chris Swagler recently took part in their final event at Connor Middle School.
Plans for Father's Day Lawn Mower Races underway
Tue, May 21st 2013 06:25 pm
The annual Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Races, Classic Car Show and 5K Kevin Doring Memorial Walk are taking registrations for the kind of competitive but mostly fun day, Sunday, June 16, on West River Parkway between Long Road and Sunset Drive. Proceeds benefit the Grand Island Relay For Life/American Cancer Society.
Island of Hope: Overcoming cancer is Casey Dahlstrom's Story
Tue, May 21st 2013 06:20 pm
Casey Dahlstrom, 24, is an Eagle Scout and a wood carver. He works as an activity leader at Absolut Care, a nursing home in Orchard Park. He loves his job and says that his goal is to be "that funny faced, engaging activity guy."
Erie County Legislature: Hardwick seeks to keep Tonawanda Coke fines local
Tue, May 21st 2013 06:15 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announced that, at the Thursday, May 9, legislative session, his resolution in support of keeping fines paid by Tonawanda Coke Corporation local, was approved unanimously.
Sidway Elementary/Grand Island High School: DECA, Internship Assist at Sidway
Tue, May 21st 2013 06:15 pm
The Grand Island DECA Club and Internship Class from the high school helped the Sidway staff at the kindergarten orientation.
Interact Club Flag Football tourney set for May 25
Thu, May 16th 2013 06:20 pm
The second annual Grand Island High School Interact Club Flag Football Tournament will take place Saturday, May 25, from noon to 3 p.m. at Veterans Park.
Town of Grand Island: Drug drop-off sets record for pounds collected
Fri, May 10th 2013 10:45 pm
Grand Island Town Supervisor Mary Cooke said the drug takeback day conducted April 27 at Town Hall was a great success. During a four-hour period, volunteers accepted 374 pounds of unused and unwanted medications from 125 vehicles.
Grand Island Board of Education: Lawrence named superintendent of schools
Fri, May 10th 2013 10:40 pm
At a joint evening meeting with the Town Board April 29, the Grand Island Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution naming Dr. Teresa Lawrence as its choice for the position of superintendent of schools. The district has been led by Interim Superintendent Paul Hashem since mid-January.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year dinner a sellout
Fri, May 10th 2013 10:40 pm
There was a true Grand Island flavor to the Chamber of Commerce's 47th annual Citizens of the Year Awards - from the heartfelt thank you speeches by award recipients - to the delicious filet of sirloin dinner served by the staff of the Holiday Inn Grand Island, under the direction of Islander and general manager Scott Swagler.
'Party with a Purpose': WNY Parrot Heads raise $15K for Make-A-Wish
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 01:20 pm
If your mind wanders off at times to a tropical fantasy of drifting in a sailboat just off a Caribbean island covered in white sand beaches, coconut palm trees, a beautiful sunset and the music of Jimmy Buffett and steel drums coming from a thatched-roof tiki bar on the shore, you might be a Parrot Head.
Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ congregation advocates for renewable energy
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:20 pm
Members of the Grand Island Riverside-Salem congregation joined 30 environmental activists at the Buffalo waterfront on April 16. The church was one of the sponsors of the Sierra Club's "Turn, Not Burn" campaign press conference.
Relay For Life: Father's Day Classic Car Show, Lawn Mower Race
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:15 pm
The Father's Day Classic Car Show and Lawn Mower Race, benefiting the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Grand Island, will be held again this year on West River Parkway at Long Road, Sunday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Problem of prescription drugs topic of Grand Island forum
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:10 pm
Grand Island is making progress on what is called a prescription drug problem on the Island.
Ceretto welcomes Cadet Lt. John Charles Asbach to Assembly on West Point Day
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 02:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto participated in West Point Day by welcoming Cadet Lt. John Charles Asbach of Grand Island to the Assembly.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Leuchner to receive Citizen of the Year Award
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:05 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has named Paul Leuchner, recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award, as Civic Person of the Year
Marco's Italian Deli celebrates ribbon-cutting
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:05 pm
The Grand Island Market is enjoying a honeymoon in the first week of operation since the marriage of the store with Marco's Italian Deli.
Grand Island Chamber says thanks to Citizen of the Year sponsors
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:00 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has expressed its thanks to the local businesses that have given their support to the annual Citizen of the Year Awards event.
Grand Island Chamber says thanks to Citizen of the Year sponsors
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:00 pm
The Planning Committee for the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year Awards Banquet met with Mark Raepple, owner of John's Pizza & Subs, as he presented a bronze sponsorship for the Citizen of the Year event
Erie County Legislature: Miracle League organizer honored as legislature's April Citizen of the Month
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:55 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced that Teresa Hooper of Grand Island has been named the April 2013 Citizen of the Month in recognition of her efforts to make the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York a reality.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Backus, Allen to receive Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:45 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor Dr. Kevin Backus, pastor of Bible Presbyterian Church, and Grand Island High School music teacher Martin Allen at the annual Citizen of the Year Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 25.
Chamber says 'Thank you' to Citizen of the Year sponsors
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:45 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has expressed its thanks to the local businesses that have given their support to the annual Citizen of the Year Awards event.
Chamber says thanks to Citizen of the Year sponsors
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:40 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has expressed its thanks to the local businesses that have given their support to the annual Citizen of the Year Awards event.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Tufillaro, Wavelengths Hair Design receive Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:35 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has named Linda Tufillaro and Wavelengths Hair Design as recipients of the Citizen of the Year Award.
The Beach House wins Best Fish Fry contest
Sat, Apr 6th 2013 07:00 am
The Beach House has won Niagara Frontier Publications' second annual Best Fish Fry contest. Following a record number of entries, the Grand Island restaurant netted 13.1 percent of the 268 votes - more than double the tally of the second-place winners.
Robert G. Hoch Winter Memory Walk raises $10K for local Hospice
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:05 pm
Founders of Grand Island's Robert G. Hoch Winter Memory Walk donated a check for $10,114 to the Hospice Foundation of Western New York.
Troop 510 Boy Scouts support Neighbors Foundation
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:00 pm
Since 1973, the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation has been providing emergency assistance to Grand Island residents who find themselves in temporary need.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Kinney, Watz to receive Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 03:50 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor Beverly Kinney and Jim Watz on Thursday, April 25, as Citizens of the Year.
Bennie and the Jets win GISBA Corporate Bowl
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 03:50 pm
Bennie and the Jets will divide $2,000 in scholarship money following the 15th annual Grand Island School and Business Corporate Bowl, held Tuesday night at the Grand Island High School auditorium.
Grand Island: Quilt to be raffled off for Relay For Life
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 02:20 pm
A fundraiser for the Relay For Life is in full swing. A Relay quilt, generously and beautifully handcrafted by Sue Miles and Colleen Eddy of Grand Island, was donated to Grand Island's Relay For Life, to be raffled off to support Relay and its ongoing fundraising for the American Cancer Society.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Catholic Charities Drive continues
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 02:15 pm
The annual Catholic Charities Drive is ongoing through Palm Sunday.
Grand Island High School: DECA students strike gold at states
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 02:15 pm
"Striking Gold" was the theme as 56 Grand Island High School DECA students traveled to Rochester last week in search of success in the business world.
 


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