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'Tuesday Night Summer Concert Series': Let's start the music and dance!
Sat, Jul 15th 2023 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Recreation Department kicked off its "Tuesday Night Summer Concert Series" without a hitch as the rain held off and a cooler breeze made for the perfect summer night of music, dance and neighborly conversation.
St. Martin's unveils new pavilion at annual chicken barbecue
Sat, Jul 15th 2023 07:00 am
St. Martin-in-the-Fields' new pavilion was the star in the show at the church's annual chicken barbecue and basket raffle, held on Saturday. In addition to a collection of baskets, there were separate raffles for a sombrero, covered with scratch-off lottery tickets; a 50-50 raffle; and a pair of season tickets to Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo.
GIHS alums bring canned cocktail brand to WNY
Sat, Jul 15th 2023 07:00 am
A partnership has been forged between a Grand Island liquor store and two alumni of Grand Island High School who are working together to introduce a canned cocktail to the Western New York area.
Track Club gives $5,000 to Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Jul 15th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island Neighbors Foundation was the recipient of $5,000 from the Greater Buffalo Track Club (GBTC), resulting from the Grand Island Half Marathon held at Beaver Island State Park on May 6.
Grand Island Board of Education holds annual reorganization meeting
Sat, Jul 15th 2023 07:00 am
In its reorganization meeting held on July 10, the Grand Island Board of Education elected Ashli Dreher to serve as president, and Sue Marston to serve as vice president. Both are continuing their roles from the prior school year.
Erie County can help keep homes and families cool & comfortable
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 02:30 pm
It seems like summer has just started and already it's going too fast. I have been enjoying spending time at various district events, including the Grand Island Fourth of July parade, Italian Heritage Festival, and the children's concerts here in Kenmore.
Ryan seeks submissions for summer reading program
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 10:50 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced his office is now accepting submissions for the New York State Senate's 2023 summer reading program.
State parks schedules lifeguard qualifier
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 10:45 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced a lifeguard qualifier will be held for the completion of the 2023 season.
Visitors greeted by a diversity of gardens during Island Garden Walk
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 07:00 am
A 5-year-old boy sat on rocks and poured fish food into a small koi pond on East River Road during the Grand Island Garden Walk on Sunday. As soon as the food hit the water, the fish swam excitedly to the surface.
Sara Davidovich joins Trinity Medical podiatry
Wed, Jul 12th 2023 05:05 pm
Trinity Medical Podiatry, part of a multi-specialty physician network affiliated with Catholic Health, welcomes Sara Davidovich, DPM, to its practice at 2121 Main St., Buffalo.
Grand Island Lions to host annual Kids' Picnic
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
The Grand Island Lions Club will host its annual Kids' Picnic from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island Area children with disabilities, their parents, counselors and teachers can enjoy a day of boat rides, pony rides, farm animal zoo, face painting, entertainment, fun, food and refreshments.
Erie County restarts specialized resource and referral service for children from birth to 21 years
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 10:00 am
After a decade-long hiatus, the Erie County Department of Health has reintroduced the Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) program within the office of health equity. This free resource and referral program will improve care coordination for infants, children and youth from birth to 21 years old who have a serious or chronic medical, physical, behavioral, emotional or developmental condition.
A new mission for St. Stephen's 'Old Church'
Sat, Jul 8th 2023 07:00 am
Work is underway to transform the historic St. Stephen's "Old Church" building into its eventual role as the Grand Island cultural center.
Chamberlain-Staubitz engagement
Sat, Jul 8th 2023 07:00 am
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Chamberlain of Grand Island would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Chamberlain, to Derek Staubitz, son of Malinda Wolfley of Lancaster. A Sept. 23, 2023, wedding is planned. Brooke and Derek have made their home and business, Hybrid Defense, here on Grand Island.
Elsie Martino honored for diligence, work toward DeGlopper Memorial
Sat, Jul 8th 2023 07:00 am
Elsie Martino has been the humble, dedicated volunteer secretary of the DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee since the fall of 2018. She has been gracious and helpful in accomplishing many tasks while being supportive of every committee member as they accomplished the amazing goal of constructing a monument in honor of Grand Island's World War II hero, U.S. Army Pvt. First-Class Charles N. DeGlopper and all town veterans.
Erie County Fair: Nominations sought for 2023 'Ultimate Fairgoer'
Thu, Jul 6th 2023 09:05 pm
Are you or someone you know deserving of the title of the greatest "Fair Fan" in Western New York? The Erie County Fair is now accepting nominations for someone to be named the 2023 "Ultimate Fairgoer"!
NYS: More than $516 million in Bridge NY funding to rehabilitate & replace local bridges, culverts
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 08:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the award of more than $516 million in enhanced assistance for 141 local governments to rehabilitate and replace bridges and culverts while supporting resiliency and sustainability in every region of the state.
Celebrate July 4 on Grand Island
Sat, Jul 1st 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island's Independence Day festivities are once again planned to provide patriotic fun for participants and spectators, with a running race, a parade, bands and an after-party at the VFW.
Veterans Park, Miracle League to get $1.1M in improvements
Sat, Jul 1st 2023 07:00 am
Veterans Park and the Miracle League baseball diamond are in line for significant upgrades worth $1.1 million.
Remedies en route for Staley Road safety concerns
Sat, Jul 1st 2023 06:55 am
There was good news at Monday's Town Board meeting for Staley Road residents who have expressed their traffic safety concerns about the road they live on.
Grand Island: Madigan, Kilmer, Digati win GOP line; Frentzel gets 3rd line in clerk race
Sat, Jul 1st 2023 06:55 am
Candidates who challenged the Republican-endorsed slate won upset victories in Tuesday's primary election for the GOP line in Grand Island races in November.
St. Martin's sets chicken barbecue for July 8
Sat, Jul 1st 2023 06:55 am
St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church's 2023 version of the annual chicken barbecue and basket raffle, scheduled for 3-7 p.m. July 8, will feature something old and something new.
Simply Boba offers foods, beverages, community
Sat, Jul 1st 2023 06:55 am
Simply Boba, at 2600 Grand Island Blvd., is meant to be a place for people to visit, enjoy bubble tea and a selection of Vietnamese street foods, and to create a community for people of all ages, said owner Vinh Nguyen.
Local July 4 festivities
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 11:30 am
Celebrate the Fourth of July with these local family-fun and fireworks spectaculars:
Grand Island: Madigan, Kilmer, Digati win GOP line; Frentzel gets 3rd line in clerk race
Wed, Jun 28th 2023 09:30 am
Candidates who challenged the Republican-endorsed slate won upset victories in Tuesday's primary election for the GOP line in Grand Island races in November.
Grand Island Golden Age Center gets $850,000 HVAC grant
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 04:20 pm
Grand Island Supervisor John Whitney announced on Monday that Congressman Brian Higgins has secured an $850,000 grant for the town's Golden Age Center.
Erie County Fair admission tickets go on sale
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 01:45 pm
Admission tickets for the Erie County Fair go on sale starting July 1 at Adult admission tickets are $17 when purchased online (no additional fees) or $20 at the gate (credit/debit card only). Kids ages 12 and under receive free admission. Parking will be free (on lots owned by the Fairgrounds).
State lawmakers, Kaleida Health team up to present 2023 'Family Health Fair'
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 10:45 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Karen McMahon announced they are partnering with Kaleida Health to present the "2023 Family Health Fair" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 15, at the Amherst Center for Senior Services. The annual event is free and open to Western New Yorkers of all ages.
Grand Island Fun Center lives up to its name
Sat, Jun 24th 2023 07:00 am
David Glian is marking his 10th year at the helm of the Grand Island Fun Center and, every day, it's still fun to come to work.
Grand Island primary voters to select candidates for supervisor, councilmember, clerk
Sat, Jun 24th 2023 07:00 am
Key Grand Island offices of town supervisor, councilmember and town clerk are on the ballot in this year's Republican and Working Families primaries. There is no Democratic primary for 2023. Early voting is underway, and the primary election is Tuesday, June 27.
Grand Island shares details on 4th of July Parade and Dick Bessel Independence Day Run
Fri, Jun 23rd 2023 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island will hold its 53rd annual 4th of July Parade and 47th annual Dick Bessel Independence Day Run on Tuesday, July 4.
Buffalo woman sentenced for injuring state trooper while driving through police blockade at protest
Thu, Jun 22nd 2023 07:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 34-year-old Deyanna J. Davis of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 21/2 years in prison followed by three years of post-release supervision.
'Family FriYay!, several outdoor activities mark official start to summer at Buffalo Waterfront
Wed, Jun 21st 2023 09:05 pm
As summer officially kicks off this week, Be Our Guest, a subsidiary of Rich Entertainment Group, will host "Family FriYay!" among other fun outdoor activities at the Buffalo Waterfront.
Erie County funds air filtration units for licensed day care centers, school-age child care programs, K-12 school health offices
Tue, Jun 20th 2023 12:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has purchased and coordinated delivery of about 1,700 air filtration units for licensed day care centers, school-age child care programs and K-12 school health offices and isolation rooms.
On the fast track: Lawnmower race returns to West River
Mon, Jun 19th 2023 07:00 am
The Father's Day Lawnmower race is once again coming to the West River bike trail from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 18.
Artists in tandem: Patty & Michael Cancilla are work, life partners
Sat, Jun 17th 2023 07:00 am
Patty and Michael Cancilla of Grand Island share paths in work and life.
Grand Island couple to celebrate 70 years
Sat, Jun 17th 2023 07:00 am
On June 20, 1953, Edward Rayhill and Joanne Decot were married at St. Benedict's R.C. Church in Eggertsville. In 1959, the couple moved to Grand Island, where they raised their four children while Dr. Rayhill built a medical practice with doctors Miller and Sheehan.
Grand Island Little League raises money for Ride for Roswell
Sat, Jun 17th 2023 07:00 am
Air quality on June 7 and 8 was so unhealthy, as a result of the winds that brought in smoke from wildfires in Canada, that Grand Island NY Baseball & Softball (little league) canceled all games.
Election 2023: Dan Kilmer announces candidacy for Grand Island Town Board
Sat, Jun 17th 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island is a fantastic place to live, and I feel fortunate to be here next to the mighty Niagara River. I am married to Michele (Floro) Kilmer, who's lived on the Island for 24 years, I have four children from a previous marriage, and Michele has two children. We are also proud owners of two dogs: Bravo and Phoebe.
Food Policy Council of Buffalo & Erie County recruits new members to join team
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 01:40 pm
The Food Policy Council of Buffalo and Erie County (Council) is recruiting new board members. Erie County residents who are interested can apply online. New members will be selected for terms beginning July 1, 2023, and Jan. 1, 2024.

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