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Niagara Amusement Park: KiddieLand, Western Town join park rides
Sat, Aug 6th 2022 07:00 am
Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World unveiled its newly added attractions of Western Town and KiddieLand to the media on July 28 amid cloudy skies but a sunny optimism for the park's continued growth.
First responders offer safety tips at National Night Out
Sat, Aug 6th 2022 07:00 am
The fire trucks at National Night Out, held on Tuesday, attracted a great deal of attention. People of all ages were eager to look inside the fire trucks, and members of the Grand Island Fire Co. were there to make the tours happen.
Paddles Up sets records in 2022, honors past participant
Sat, Aug 6th 2022 07:00 am
After retirement from his career as an electrical engineer, Gregory Madejski discovered a new passion as a boat builder. For 26 years, he built kayaks and canoes, some from kits and some not, from cedar plywood and from cedar strips. He also paddled those boats in Paddles Up at Beaver Island State Park and elsewhere.
Ecotour highlights diversity of species in Niagara River Corridor
Sat, Aug 6th 2022 07:00 am
A wind blew across the water at Beaver Island State Park at 7 a.m., July 30. I stepped into a kayak for the first ecotour of the 2022 Paddles Up event at the park's beach and was pushed off. The water was slightly choppy as the group of kayakers, led by retired government biologist Paul Leuchner, started to travel in the river, heading around the island.
'Preservation Day!' at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 04:15 pm
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (BNHV) will host the second annual "Preservation Day!" This free event is presented in partnership with Preservation Buffalo Niagara and the Town of Amherst Historic Preservation Commission, and is sponsored by a Certified Local Government grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.
Chimera delivers funding to support reading and literacy in Erie County
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 04:15 pm
$5,000 of community benefits funding was awarded to Literacy Buffalo Niagara, with an additional $5,000 to Project Flight.
Donate blood
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 11:05 am
The Grand Island Knights of Columbus is holding a blood drive for the American Red Cross.
Ryan secures $90,000 in state grants for Erie County libraries
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 10:00 am
On Monday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined representatives from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System to announce he secured a total of $90,000 in state grants for the library system and its branches.
$1.64 million+ in FEMA funding for ECMC
Tue, Aug 2nd 2022 11:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal funding totaling $1,640,522 for Erie County Medical Center. Funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the award reimburses the medical center for personal protective equipment and supplies needed to treat and prevent the spread of coronavirus, as well as contract services used to support hospital functions during the pandemic.
What's beneath your feet? Buffalo Geological Society has something for everyone
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 07:00 am
Ever wonder what is beneath your feet?
Making her mark: Dr. Stacey Schroeder-Watt works to level playing field for women in sports, STEM careers
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
A phenomenal track star at Grand Island High School, Dr. Stacey Schroeder-Watt got a boost on her career path in medicine through sports. "Because I had a scholarship as a result of Title IX," she explained.
New future for Grand Island Radisson?
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Once again, there appears to be interest in development on the southeast shore of Grand Island.
National Night Out set for Aug. 2
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island National Night Out will take place from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, in the Town Commons next to Grand Island Town Hall (Baseline and Whitehaven roads).
50 years of 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors'
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
COVID-19 and social media are changing the face of the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation.
Certified AutoBrokers: Providing service from a servant's heart
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Chris Taylor, who co-owns Certified AutoBrokers, 1693 Grand Island Blvd., with Travis Smith, said that his business, which recently expanded, has experienced tremendous growth and that he believes that it has great potential for continued growth in the future.
DeGlopper Memorial still in need of funds
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 07:00 am
Since the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial site was dedicated last summer, visitors have come to admire the life-sized statue of the World War II hero from Grand Island, and the plaques of Islanders killed in action while serving our country.
Thunder on the Niagara returns to Gratwick Park
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara Frontier Boat Racing Association and Hydroplane Racing League of Canada is pleased to announce this year's boat racing event. Thunder on the Niagara returns to Gratwick Park, North Tonawanda, on Aug. 6-7. The major sponsor for the sixth year is Snyder Industries Inc.
Hochul announces rollout of electric and gas utility bill credits for low-income families
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the vast majority of $567 million dedicated to help low-income electric and gas utility customers pay off past utility bills will be reflected on customers' August bills. The financial assistance program includes an estimated $557 million statewide COVID-19 bill credit program for low-income customers adopted by the New York State Public Service Commission.
Erie County Department of Health updates COVID-19 testing & vaccine clinic schedule
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:30 pm
Starting Monday, Aug. 1, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) will follow updated schedules for free COVID-19 testing and vaccines at the Jesse Nash Health Center at 608 William St., Buffalo; and the Erie County Emergency and Training Operations Center, at 3359 Broadway in Cheektowaga.
Erie County delivers harm reduction supplies & materials to local restaurants, bars
Wed, Jul 27th 2022 11:45 am
The Erie County Department of Health and Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force have expanded a campaign to distribute harm reduction materials and supplies. ECDOH has contacted restaurants and bars, starting in the City of Buffalo, to offer Narcan kits and branded materials with harm reduction messages at no cost. Outreach to the rest of Erie County will continue this summer.
Niagara University's Merani Scholarship awarded to Mount St. Mary Academy senior Sheila Strott
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:20 pm
Sheila Strott, an incoming freshman in Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management, is the 2022 recipient of the Merani scholarship, a collaboration between Niagara and the Merani Hotel Group to provide opportunities for high-level experiential learning in the hospitality industry. Strott, a Grand Island resident who graduated from Mount St. Mary Academy in June, will receive a four-year, $30,000 scholarship, and three paid rotating internships at Merani properties.
Trinity United Methodist Church offers midsummer event to community
Sat, Jul 23rd 2022 07:00 am
A basket raffle, snacks, beverages and bounce houses were the attractions at the Summer Breakout event held July 10 at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Video crew visits Grand Island farm
Sat, Jul 23rd 2022 07:00 am
A video crew visited the Long Road farm of Tom Thompson on Saturday as part of a Farm Bureau of Erie County project "to produce video work to help explain local agriculture to the general public and, sometimes, for specific targeted audiences," said David Eckhardt, a photographer who is part of a video team hired by the Farm Bureau.
ECDOH: Rabies vaccine bait drop scheduled to begin Aug. 1
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 01:50 pm
As it has done in previous years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Rabies Management Program is partnering with the Erie County Department of Health to distribute rabies vaccine to wildlife populations this summer.
ECDOH makes monkeypox vaccine available to people at highest risk of infection
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 01:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Health and Evergreen Health are coordinating a two-day monkeypox vaccine clinic on Wednesday, July 27, and Thursday, July 28. These clinics will vaccinate Erie County residents at highest risk of monkeypox infection.
State Parks holds lifeguard qualifier
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 01:40 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced there will be lifeguard qualifier for position in the Niagara Region of State Parks. Testing - required for anyone wishing to work as a lifeguard at a state park - will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Hamburg High School, 4111 Legion Drive.
As latest phase of 'Cars Sharing Main Street' nears completion, Higgins, Kennedy, Peoples-Stokes & Brown announce $54m+ in new funding
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy, New York Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown were joined by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) and Buffalo Place to mark the near-completion of the latest phase of the "Cars Sharing Main Street" project in downtown Buffalo. The leaders also announced $54.5 million in new funding to continue the work along additional sections of Main Street.
Flynn to serve as president of National District Attorneys Association
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 05:30 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has been elected by his peers to serve as the president of the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA). Flynn, who was unanimously voted as president-elect by NDAA members last summer, was officially named president Monday afternoon at the "Pass the Gavel" ceremony at the organization's Summer Summit in Denver.
Eight Days of Hope hosts third annual outreach in Buffalo
Sat, Jul 16th 2022 10:50 am
Eight Days of Hope will host 1,500 volunteers between July 16-23 in Buffalo. During this time, EDOH will offer free home repairs to homeowners in the Fillmore District. Hundreds of projects will be completed during this eight-day outreach.
Grand Island students recognized for service and advocacy
Sat, Jul 16th 2022 07:00 am
At Monday's Grand Island Board of Education meeting, eight students were recognized for efforts made outside of the classroom. Jon Minton, Connor Lenhard and Zander Crevlin, all members of Troop 630, were honored for their work in achieving the status of Eagle Scout.
Ryan presents Empire Award, announces funding for Stitch Buffalo
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 12:25 pm
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan presented Stitch Buffalo with a New York State Senate Empire Award in recognition of the organization's work to empower refugee and immigrant women in Western New York. As part of the presentation, Ryan announced he has secured a $10,000 state grant to support Stitch Buffalo's continued work.
Catholic Health now offering bloodwork scheduling through CH MyChart
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:10 pm
Catholic Health is now offering bloodwork scheduling by appointment at all 21 of its laboratory collection sites in Erie and Niagara counties. It said, "Making an appointment is quick and easy using the CH MyChart online patient portal. The portal is free and you can sign up from any computer, tablet or mobile device."
Dr. Bath joins Memorial's primary care team
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 12:40 pm
Mandeep Bath, M.D., has joined the primary care team at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, located at the Grand Island Primary Care, 2608 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island.
2022 Independence Day Parade deemed a success
Sat, Jul 9th 2022 07:00 am
This year's Independence Day Parade was the first year since 2019 that was planned without any COVID-19 restrictions or protocols, said Grand Island Recreation Supervisor Joe Menter.
Chicken BBQ & basket raffle at St. Martin
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 11:00 am
St. Martin-in-the-Field's Episcopal Church is holding its annual chicken barbecue and basket raffle from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Complete dinners are $14 each (including dessert). Veterans eat free.
Higgins invites Transportation Secretary Buttigieg to visit Buffalo & 'witness division' caused by Kensington & Scajaquada expressways
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 08:50 pm
As the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) kicks-off a new federal grant program aimed at reconnecting divided communities, Congressman Brian Higgins suggests Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg should take the opportunity to witness first-hand how transportation decisions of the past have impacted the City of Buffalo.
Ryan 'demands answers' from Thruway Authority about Grand Island E-ZPass 'errors'
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 09:55 am
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan demanded answers from the New York State Thruway Authority regarding what his team called "a problem many Grand Island residents have been facing with the Thruway Authority and the E-ZPass billing system."
KVIS begins free children's concert series on July 12
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 05:30 pm
The Kenmore Village Improvement Society kicks off the 11th year of the Franco's Pizza Children's Concert Series at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, on the lawn of Kenmore Middle School, 155 Delaware Road.
Niagara River Greenway presents 16th annual Paddles Up Niagara
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 09:20 am
The Niagara River Greenway, along with the Town of Grand Island and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, presents Paddles Up Niagara, taking place at Beaver Island State Park on Saturday, July 30.
2022 Buffalo Team Hope Walk to support HDSA
Mon, Jul 4th 2022 07:00 am
The northeast region of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host the Buffalo Team Hope Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Isleview Gazebo. All proceeds support HDSA's mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington's disease (HD) and their families.
 

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