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26 Shirts passes $1.5 million raised to date
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 11:20 am
Over the weekend, 26 Shirts passed another milestone for donations to those in need in the community, having now raised over $1.5 million to date.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce celebrates its new office space
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce now has new office space at 2680 Grand Island Blvd., which, according to Chamber President Eric Fiebelkorn, will encourage "community building for our membership and even for some folks that are not members but are community organizations that support us."
Flu shot clinic to be held at Golden Age Center
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Golden Age Center, at 3278 Whitehaven Road, will host a flu shot clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. The clinic is "a community event that's open to the public right here on Grand Island," explained Jen Menter, recreation supervisor of the center. The flu shots will be administered by Walgreen's employees.
Grandparents celebrated at St. Stephen
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
St. Stephen School celebrated grandparents with a special breakfast.
Erie County District Attorney's Office observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 09:55 am
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, District Attorney John J. Flynn reminds the residents of Erie County that his office remains a resource for victims of domestic violence and will continue to prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law.
Higgins: Nearly $2 million in funding for community mental health services
Thu, Sep 29th 2022 09:05 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced two federal grants totaling $1,979,097 awarded to Endeavor Health Services and the Community Health Center of Buffalo (CHCB). His team said, "Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and awarded through the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics program, grants will expand access to mental health and substance use services in Western New York's underserved communities."
Erie County Department of Health providing COVID-19 tests, masks
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 10:50 am
The Erie County Department of Health reminds community organizations serving Erie County residents that at-home coronavirus tests, disinfectant wipes and non-surgical face masks (PPE) are available for ordering at no cost.
Ryan urges NYS Health Department to 'honor intent of "safe staffing" law'
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:50 am
On Monday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan sent a letter urging the New York State Department of Health to abandon a proposed change to New York's nursing home "safe staffing" law passed last year in order to maintain the original intent of the law.
Erie County Personnel Department announces modernization of civil service exam process
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:00 am
The Erie County Personnel Department announced it has begun to allow the public to sign up and pay for civil service exams online. Previously, the department required civil service test takers to complete a paper application and then mail or drop off the application and payment to its offices in downtown Buffalo.
Catholic Health resumes expanded hospital visitation hours
Mon, Sep 26th 2022 09:15 am
Catholic Health is expanding its hospital visiting hours. Patients may have up to two visitors at a time between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Sisters of Charity Hospital (Main Street and St. Joseph campuses). Visitation beyond normal hours continues to be permitted under certain conditions.
State Parks announces Grand Island waterfowl blind drawings
Mon, Sep 26th 2022 06:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced lottery drawings for waterfowl hunting season have been scheduled at Beaver Island State Park.
Autumn and local history on display at Kelly's Country Store
Sat, Sep 24th 2022 07:00 am
The colors, produce and fun of autumn were celebrated last weekend with a fall festival at Kelly's Country Store. Children enjoyed pony rides, as well as opportunities to feed llamas and other animals, as well as to view turtles, snapping dragons and assorted creatures. Food trucks offered a variety of foods for sale for all visitors.
Historic furs on display at River Lea
Sat, Sep 24th 2022 07:00 am
Visitors filed through River Lea to see the Grand Island Historical Society's collection of furs at its open house on Sept. 18. Furs of all varieties, from stoles and hats to full-length coats, were on display.
Go Bills!
Sat, Sep 24th 2022 07:00 am
Buffalo Bills fans have enjoyed the displays around the Island of their favorite professional football team.
Newly restored boat rechristened at boat show
Sat, Sep 24th 2022 07:00 am
One smashed bottle of Sparking Bouverie was all it took for the Starling IV, a sea bright skiff, to be rechristened at the Niagara Frontier Antique and Classic Boats Inc.'s 43rd annual antique and classic boat show on Sept. 17 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
ECDOH: Make falls prevention a focus this fall
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:25 pm
One trip on a staircase or a slip on a rug can have a devastating effect on health and mobility, especially for older adults. Falls are a leading cause of injury and death for older adults. Hospitalization or extended periods of recovery and rehabilitation after an injury will limit an older adult's mobility, reduce their independence and impact their quality of life.
Gliding Stars registration dates scheduled
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
The arrival of fall signals the start of Gliding Stars, an adaptive ice-skating program for people with disabilities.
Behavioral health & human services job fair slated for downtown Buffalo
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Franklin Street in downtown Buffalo will be the site for the Behavioral Health & Human Services Job Fair scheduled to take place Wednesday, Sept. 28. Hosted by the Erie County Department of Mental Health, the event will feature over 30 different participating agencies.
Erie County offers 'catch-up' immunizations for eligible school-age children
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is offering immunization services for school-age children in Erie County who meet all following criteria:
Higgins applauds FAA action rejecting Republic Airways' appeal to 'sidestep' pilot training rules
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins applauded the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) denial of a request by Republic Airways for an exemption of the 1,500-hour training requirement for pilots. In the FAA's decision, it found "that a grant of exemption would not be in the public interest or provide an equivalent level of safety."
Students, teachers adjust to a new school year
Sat, Sep 17th 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island's students and teachers returned to classrooms equipped with two air purifiers each, said Grand Island Central School District superintendent Brian Graham at Tuesday's board of education meeting.
Niagara Sailing Club reopens for business
Sat, Sep 17th 2022 07:00 am
A new home for the Niagara River Sailing Club has risen from the ashes of the former building, destroyed by fire in March 2021.
Ryan announces funding for security upgrades at Grand Island schools
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 02:25 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined school officials to announce $138,000 in security improvements being made to schools in the Grand Island Central School District. Ryan secured a $112,500 New York State grant to fund the bulk of the cost of the improvements.
ECDOH: To flush or not to flush? Protect & preserve your septic system with these reminders during SepticSmart Week
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:45 pm
The third week of September is SepticSmart Week, and the Erie County Department of Health and the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning (ECDEP) are using this opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of properly maintaining and caring for septic systems.
UB department of music, BPO collaborate to commemorate Lukas Foss
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
Lukas Foss (1922-2009) was a composer, conductor, pianist and visionary whose legendary contributions to the Buffalo arts scene were transformative. From 1963-70, Foss served as the music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), championing the works of living composers and 20th century music. In 1964, he co-founded and served as co-director of the Center for Creative and Performing Arts at the University at Buffalo, where he ushered in innovative works and performances for more than two decades.
DEC announces annual Arbor Day poster contest
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the start of DEC's annual Arbor Day poster contest. Each year, DEC's urban and community forestry program coordinates the contest to promote the value of trees in the environment and New Yorkers' lives. The winner of the contest will have their photo or artwork reproduced as the 2023 Arbor Day poster to commemorate the holiday.
Buffalo & Niagara Falls 'light up' to celebrate 75th anniversary of Aspire of Western New York
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
On Sept. 19, 1947, Aspire of Western New York, formerly known as Cerebral Palsy of Western New York, was officially incorporated. After extensive growth in both physical locations and services provided, Aspire will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Sept. 19.
Holocaust survivor Sol Messinger, UB alum and professor emeritus, tells his story in new Ken Burns documentary on PBS
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
In 1939, Sol Messinger and his parents boarded the MS St. Louis, the ship carrying 900 Jewish refugees who were desperately fleeing Nazi Germany. But no country, including the U.S. and Canada, would allow the ship entry, so it had to return to Europe where the Holocaust was rapidly unfolding.
'Lit City Celebration' activates Buffalo's Reading Park Sept. 29
Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:25 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library invite the community to a "Lit City Celebration" from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Central Library's Reading Park in downtown Buffalo (1 Lafayette Square).
University Express fall semester has 'universe full of free online and in-person classes on various topics'
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' nutrition and wellness program announced the fall University Express semester.
Erie County Department of Health to offer new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine boosters
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 05:10 pm
On Sept. 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new coronavirus vaccine booster recommendations, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized updated, new booster formulas from both Pfizer and Moderna - "bivalent" vaccines.
First 'UPlift Design Challenge and Fundraiser'
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 04:00 pm
Nonprofit organization UPward Design for Life Corp. (UDFL), whose mission is to restore hope by transforming empty spaces into homes, will host its first "UPlift Design Challenge and Fundraiser" from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the University of Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott St.
'Touch-A-Truck' event highlights Erie County's emergency vehicle fleet
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 01:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services will showcase its emergency vehicle fleet at an evening event at Como Lake Park in Lancaster on Friday, Sept. 16.
43rd annual Antique and Classic Boat Show next Saturday at BLC
Sat, Sep 10th 2022 07:00 am
The 43rd annual Antique and Classic Boat Show returns Saturday, Sept. 17, to the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road, Grand Island.
WOW: Women's Bible study starts Sept. 15
Sat, Sep 10th 2022 07:00 am
With the 2022-23 season, Women of the Word begin their 34th year of Christian Bible study on Grand Island. Hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, the ladies of WOW will examine the Old Testament book of Isaiah and also Christ BC. The Premier Celebration is 9:30 a.m. Sept. 15.
Upcoming autumn events at River Lea
Sat, Sep 10th 2022 07:00 am
An exhibit of vintage furs is in store for visitors to Grand Island Historical Society's Sept. 18 open house at River Lea in Beaver Island State Park. Hours for the open house are 1-4 p.m. Costumed docents will be available to give visitors a tour of the historic farmhouse.
Grand Island Lions provide medical equipment
Sat, Sep 10th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club continues to serve the community by offering durable medical equipment, free of charge, to those in need. Items include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and shower chairs.
Independent Health Medical Office Building dedicated at ECMC
Tue, Sep 6th 2022 05:05 pm
Erie County Medical Center Corp. leaders on Tuesday joined representatives of Independent Health to dedicate the newly renamed Independent Health Medical Office Building, which houses ECMC Family Health Center and the Kaleida Health Kensington OB-GYN clinic on the institution's Grider Street health campus.
Erie County Department of Health offers Stop The Bleed training as part of emergency preparedness activities
Tue, Sep 6th 2022 03:20 pm
As National Preparedness Month begins in September, the Erie County Department of Health is announcing expanded Stop the Bleed trainings through its Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP).
Large crowd drawn to 'Rockin' the Grounds' event at St. Stephen Church
Sat, Sep 3rd 2022 07:00 am
Al Prame likes vehicles. A retired truck driver, Prame has enjoyed building cars for many years. On Aug. 18, Prame brought a 1931 Ford Model A that he had built in the past few years to the car show that was part of "Rockin' the Grounds" at St. Stephen R.C. Church and school, 2100 Baseline Road.

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