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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.
Huth Road Elementary School: First Thanksgiving celebrated
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:50 am
For 14 years, the first Thanksgiving has been celebrated at Huth Road Elementary School by students in Celeste Angelo's fifth grade, together with second-graders from Frances Burczynksi's class.
St. Stephen School: Advent celebrated with candle-lighting
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:35 am
St. Stephen School students celebrated the Advent season with the lighting of the first of four candles on the Advent wreath.
Grand Island Rotary Club: Grant assists with purchase of new books
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:35 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island in cooperation with Rotary International has received a grant to purchase new books at Geraldine J. Mann Elementary School.
New home planned for Grand Island Family Practice
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:35 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has leased space at 2600 Grand Island Blvd., adjacent to Rocky's Pizzeria and next door to the KOA Campground, to serve as the new home for Grand Island Family Practice.
Grand Island High School students spend day giving back #GivingTuesday
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:35 am
Students from the Grand Island Leadership Niagara Chapter spent the day giving back at Community Missions in Niagara Falls on Dec. 2.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Slick roads cause chain reaction collisions
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:20 am
At 6:25 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to multiple motor vehicle accidents on the North Grand Island Bridge, northbound.
Friends, family celebrate special 100th birthday
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:20 am
Friends and family of longtime Grand Islander Jean Wholahan helped her celebrate reaching the milestone of a 100th birthday.
Grand Island Town Board: 2015 budget passed
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:10 pm
The Grand Island Town Board passed a 2015 town budget at its Nov. 17 meeting that includes tax increases in the general fund and fire protection budget and raises for elected officials.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Island family escapes fast-moving residential fire
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:05 pm
At 8:19 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, Grand Island firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at the Palumbo residence on Broadway.
'Small Business Saturday' supported
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:55 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation in recognition of "Small Business Saturday," which will take place Nov. 29, the first Saturday after Thanksgiving and a day after "Black Friday."
Grand Island Town Board: Councilman resigns to take Highway Department post
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
Councilman Richard Crawford resigned his seat on the Grand Island Town Board to become the town's new deputy highway superintendent.
St. Stephen School: Mission Club giving back to 'Coats 4 Kids' drive
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
The St. Stephen School Mission Club has been busy collecting gently used and new winter coats, hats, mittens, and scarves for the "Coats 4 Kids" drive for the needy of Western New York.
Spotlighters shows conclude
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
Despite not having an auditorium in which to perform because of the school district's $50 million capital project, the Spotlighters drama club at Grand Island High School made the most of a difficult situation by holding one-act plays in the school cafeteria and at Sidway Elementary School.
Veterans urged to join VFW, American Legion
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
On a day set aside to honor veterans for their service, Islanders were invited to join the town's two active veterans organizations.
Grand Island Optical donating $5 per exam to Neighbors Foundation
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
Grand Island Optical at 2077 Baseline Road is in the midst of its second annual November fundraiser. The company is donating $5 from each eye exam this month to the Neighbors Foundation.
Baked Cupcakery celebrates official ribbon-cutting
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce helped the Baked Cupcakery celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard Nov. 22
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
With October behind us and the holiday season now in sight, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island, especially the Recreation Department, are counting down the days until the third annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities.
New sign at Grand Island Memorial Library
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 12:00 pm
On Nov. 1, the Grand Island Memorial Library officially recognized the new sign at its Bedell Road entrance, in conjunction with the celebration of the library's 25th anniversary at its present location.
November proclaimed American Legion Membership Month on Grand Island
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 05:25 pm
The Grand Island Town Board at its regular monthly meeting named November as American Legion Membership Month across the Island.
Grand Island Memorial Library: 25th anniversary celebrated with fun, magic
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 05:20 pm
Charlie of Charlie and Checkers brought color, energy, and fun with him to the Grand Island Memorial Library's celebration of its 25th anniversary at its current Bedell Road location.
River Lea Quilters Guild holds 'River Lea Inspirations'
Wed, Nov 5th 2014 02:05 pm
Money raised at the biennial River Lea Quilters Guild show held over the weekend at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa will support Carolyn's House in Niagara Falls, and the Grand Island Fire Co. Charity work is part of the fabric of the club, which meets in the Grand Island High School large cafeteria on the third Tuesday of the month.
St. Stephen School: Students win GIFC ride to school on a fire truck
Wed, Nov 5th 2014 02:00 pm
On Thursday, Oct. 23, St. Stephen School students were selected for a special ride to school by the Grand Island Fire Co.
Grand Island Lions Club: Tuscarora Nation receives medical equipment
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 05:55 pm
The Grand Island Lions Club recently donated durable medical equipment to the Tuscarora Nation Health Center.
Huth Road Elementary School students ride to school on GIFC truck
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 05:00 pm
Some lucky students from Huth Road Elementary School received a ride to school Tuesday courtesy of the Grand Island Fire Co.
GIFC holds open house
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:55 pm
The Grand Island Fire Co. presented commendations to those citizens who went above and beyond in the time of emergency.
3rd annual Haunted Weekend planned for both teens, children
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:50 pm
The Grand Island High School Art Club and the Grand Island Recreation Department will once again work together to put on a weekend of Halloween activities. Events for children, teens, and adults will take place on the weekend before Halloween at the Nike Base on Grand Island.
Small boy helps unearth historic stone from Island yard
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:45 pm
Caleb Armbruster has always been a "woods boy," said his grandmother, Cathy. As a baby, he suffered from colic, a condition that causes infants to cry excessively for hours at a time. "I took him to the woods, and he'd stop crying," she said.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Live fire demo highlights 2014 open house
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:40 pm
More than 1,500 Sidway Elementary school students and Fire Prevention Open House visitors flocked to Grand Island Fire Headquarters Thursday, Oct. 9, to learn more about their Grand Island Fire Co. volunteers, fire and emergency medical services equipment and overall operation procedures.
Grand Island High School: Inspired students running fundraiser
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Grand Island High School is among the schools that are fundraising for West African relief to "Build Hope" in the face of the devastation caused by the Ebola virus.
Grand Island Town Board: Eagle Scout receives proclamation
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:35 pm
The Grand Island Town Board at its monthly meeting honored an Islander who has earned the highest and most prestigious rank in the Boy Scouts of America.
Shirley Luther honored with Town Board proclamation
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:35 pm
Oct. 15 was proclaimed Shirley Luther Day in the Town of Grand Island by the Town Board Monday.
St. Martin's hosts annual pet blessing
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:35 pm
Island pets were celebrated Saturday, Oct. 4, with a special pet blessing at St. Martin-in-the-Field Episcopal Church on Baseline Road.
Wild Women Unite on Island
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:30 pm
Nothing stops "Wild Women" once they get started.
Fire Prevention Week held
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:30 pm
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski spoke to the students at St. Stephen School Wednesday as part of safety education during Fire Prevention Week at Island schools.
Can You Help Lisa Sorri?
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 03:40 pm
•A benefit for Lisa Sorri will be held from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Grand Island Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752, 1841 Whitehaven Road.
Beautiful weather enhances Beaver Island CROP Walk
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:55 pm
Grand Island's 28th CROP Walk was held Sept. 28 on a bright early autumn day, a good day for walking in the park and a good day for remembering past CROP Walks in the park and elsewhere.