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Earth Day celebrated with an Islandwide cleanup
Sat, May 4th 2024 07:30 am
Members of the 8U Grand Island Viking softball team said they enjoyed participating in the April 20 Islandwide cleanup, despite brisk winds and cool temperatures.
May is Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month
Fri, May 3rd 2024 07:00 am
The warmer weather has arrived, daylight hours are longer, it is finally spring and time to remind all vehicle drivers and motorcyclists that Motorcycle Safety is Everyone's Safety as we recognize May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
Annual Development Disabilities Awareness Conference set for May in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 2nd 2024 10:50 pm
Registration is open for a staple of the area developmental disability community - the 36th annual Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day (DDDAY) taking place on Tuesday, May 21, at the Niagara Falls Convention Center (NFCC), 101 Old Falls St.
Erie County celebrates Older Americans, Mental Health Awareness Month in May
Thu, May 2nd 2024 10:00 pm
May is both Older Americans Month and Mental Health Awareness Month, and Erie County officials kicked off the month by joining 100 older adults for a tour of the Burchfield Penney Art Center as part of the Department of Senior Services' University Express program.
Appeal 2024 HOPE Day is Wednesday, May 15
Thu, May 2nd 2024 04:25 pm
HOPE Day, the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving to benefit Appeal 2024 is Wednesday, May 15, across Western New York. The first $61,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar from generous donors including Uniland Development, Catholic Health and OneBridge Benefits.
Enjoy 'A Night at the Movies' with the Buffalo Wind Symphony
Thu, May 2nd 2024 03:25 pm
The Buffalo Wind Symphony will present "A Night at the Movies," a concert event celebrating music from iconic motion pictures.
Nearly $60 million awarded to create new housing in 500 accessory dwelling units
Thu, May 2nd 2024 03:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $59 million has been awarded to local governments and nonprofit organizations in the first two rounds of the state's $85 million ADU Plus One program, which increases housing supply by providing resources for low- and middle-income homeowners to build or improve an accessory dwelling unit on their property.
Special election
Wed, May 1st 2024 09:15 am
At the Grand Island Memorial Library, approximately 300 voters come in Tuesday to cast ballots. Voter turnout was steady all day, unlike the presidential primary, when approximately 50 people came to vote. People who live in two election districts vote at the library. The districts were recently renumbered, although no district boundaries were changed.
Buffalo man receives maximum sentence for predatory sexual assault against a child
Tue, Apr 30th 2024 03:35 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Keane announced 51-year-old Steven Burr of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to 32 years to life in prison. He received the maximum sentence for his conviction.
Erie County Department of Senior Services' University Express program kicks off 2024 spring semester
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 03:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced the schedule for the spring semester of the popular University Express program, which offers free classes for lifelong learners ages 55 and older.
Buffalo Niagara Partnership introduces free resource for WNY's small businesses
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 02:25 pm
Continuing a legacy of leading through actions that positively impact our community, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is proud to mark Small Business Week with the introduction of a new membership level designed to fuel the growth of Western New York's smallest businesses.
Erie County Fair & James E. Strates Shows commemorate 100-year partnership
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
Today marks 100 days until the 2024 Erie County Fair!
Grand Island Garden Walk set for July 14
Sat, Apr 27th 2024 07:00 am
Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 14, which is the annual Grand Island Garden Walk!
Drone mapping highlights flooding issues, Marston says
Sat, Apr 27th 2024 07:00 am
April showers bring May flowers, but on Grand Island, more rain has the potential to bring more drainage problems.
Grand Island Board of Education adopts 2024-25 budget
Sat, Apr 27th 2024 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education voted April 16 in a special meeting held at the High School to adopt the district's $77,932,254 budget for the 2024-25 school year. This followed two days of discussion and debate.
Early voting underway in 26th Congressional District
Fri, Apr 26th 2024 11:00 am
Early voting is underway at the Grand Island Welcome Center for the 26th Congressional District race between Democratic New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy and Republican Gary Dickson, West Seneca supervisor.
Poloncarz delivers 2024 State of the County address
Thu, Apr 25th 2024 05:25 pm
On Wednesday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was joined by elected officials, business and community leaders, members of the cultural and not-for-profit communities, and concerned citizens as he delivered his 2024 State of the County address in the recently refurbished auditorium of the Buffalo AKG Art Museum.
Ask The Expert: Vienna shares updates on real estate relationships, fees
Thu, Apr 25th 2024 05:20 pm
THE QUESTION: "Vienna, I heard Realtors are no longer charging commission, is that true?"
Morinello teams up with American Red Cross to sponsor blood drive & Hands-Only CPR event
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 06:45 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello will sponsor a blood drive from 1-6 p.m., and two Hands Only CPR classes at 2:15 and 3 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Adam's Fire Co. Station No. 1 (7113 Nash Road, North Tonawanda).
State legislators announce major investments in housing for Buffalo
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 11:10 am
Members of the New York State Legislature and Buffalo Common Council joined housing advocates and other community stakeholders Tuesday to announce details of the fiscal year 2024-25 state budget.
Celebration of life for Chie Doring
Tue, Apr 23rd 2024 03:40 pm
The family of Chie Doring invites you to a noon celebration of life set for Saturday, May 4, at St. Martin in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, Grand Island.
Erie County District Attorney's Office observes National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 02:00 pm
In observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (April 21-27, 2024), Acting District Attorney Michael J. Keane reminds residents that the work of the district attorney's office has a dual focus: the pursuit of justice and providing supportive services to the victims of crime in Erie County.
St. Stephen's Old Church: The road from church to community center
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 07:00 am
The transformation is well underway for St. Stephen's Old Church building to become the Grand Island Cultural Center (GICC).
GICSD: Graham offers guidance on youth substance abuse
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:00 am
The legacy of Dr. Brian Graham, Ed.D., now in his eighth school year as Grand Island's superintendent of schools, could easily be that of "The Great Communicator," as he truly believes communication is key to educating students and parents about issues in society today.
Grand Island Nature Alliance focuses on community's natural resources
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:00 am
Grand Island's undeveloped land provides a home to a wide variety of wildlife, said Michelle Lockett, who has been coordinating events for the Grand Island Nature Alliance, a group formed a year ago.
Adrian's Custard & Beef opening: A rite of spring
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:00 am
There's no question that Adrian's Custard & Beef is a popular seasonal restaurant for Grand Islanders. In fact, plenty of customers wish they'd be open year-round.
Aldi plans progressing well, Marston says
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:00 am
Plans are proceeding well in getting an Aldi supermarket on the south end of Grand Island, Supervisor Peter Marston recently said in an interview with the Island Dispatch.
Garcia announces Grand Island Town Board run
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 03:35 pm
Jose Garcia has announced his candidacy for the Grand Island Town Board in the Nov. 5 special election to fill the remaining one year for the council seat vacated when Peter Marston took office as town supervisor.
Annual GIHS PTSA plant sale takes root
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 03:35 pm
April showers bring May flowers. So does the Grand Island High School PTSA plant sale!
Island Ship Center: It's our 18th anniversary
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 03:30 pm
Island Ship Center (ISC) celebrated its 18th anniversary on April 5.
Dare to Dream Ranch offers help for veterans
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 03:30 pm
Recently, Island Ship Center (ISC) had the humbling honor to create a banner for our dear friend, guest, and client, Tonya Hollederer, to honor her daughter, actively-serving U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Kaitlyn Hollederer, and her late son, Cory Zaranek, who passed away as a result of traumatic mental health issues after serving our country as an 11-year veteran corpsman in the U.S. Navy.
Erie County Department of Environment and Planning to hold awards program at Johnnie B. Wiley Sports Pavilion
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 03:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced an award ceremony at 5 p.m. Monday April 22, at an Earth Day celebration at the Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion (1100 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo).
Grand Island Radisson sale draws interest
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 01:10 pm
As discussions continue with the Grand Island Town Board for a planned unit development rezoning at Whitehaven and East River roads - with up to 316 residential units under consideration - one lingering question among neighboring Island residents remains, "What is going on with the Radisson?"
State legislators announce major investment in artificial intelligence at University at Buffalo
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 08:40 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Karen McMahon announced the fiscal year 2024-25 state budget will include $250 million to establish Empire AI, a state-owned research and computing facility at the University at Buffalo that will expand the use of artificial intelligence across New York. In addition to the $250 million state investment, SUNY will contribute $25 million to the program over a 10-year period.
Erie County growers receiving November 2022 winter storm grants; agriculture plan being updated
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 08:40 pm
Erie County growers are receiving much-needed help from Erie County in recovering from the historic November 2022 winter storm, which left up to 7 feet of snow in spots across the county and severely impacted farms and agribusinesses.
BestSelf Behavioral Health selects Unapologetic Coffee for new location
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 12:05 pm
BestSelf Behavioral Health announced it has partnered with locally owned Unapologetic Coffee to serve its products in a space on the first floor of its new headquarters and future home of the Scott Bieler Child Advocacy Center (CAC) at BestSelf. All are slated to open this summer.
Catholic Charities provides hope
Wed, Apr 17th 2024 06:30 pm
The need today is real - and Catholic Charities is, as it has been for the last century, here to meet the challenge. hope is central to the work we do every day. hope for our neighbors when they are homeless, hungry, in need or troubled. Everything starts with hope, thanks to the generosity and support of those who give through the annual Appeal.
Niagara County Legislator Jeffrey Elder announces run for 145th Assembly District
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 04:20 pm
Niagara County Legislator Jeffrey Elder announced his candidacy for the New York State Assembly in the 145th District. Elder is a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and brings over four decades of public service to his run for the State Assembly.
'AAA Great Battery Roundup' for Earth Day
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 02:50 pm
It's time to clean out your garage! Held in conjunction with Earth Day, the "AAA Great Battery Roundup" is designed to encourage motorists to take old automotive or marine lead-acid batteries to a local collection point where they can be safely recycled and formed into new batteries.

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