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ECMC again achieves national accreditation from Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 01:35 pm
Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp. announced its Synergy Bariatrics/Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery has recently been accredited for a third consecutive three-year period as a comprehensive center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) - a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). This accreditation extends from March 27 through March 27, 2025.
Town Board approves site plan and special use permit for proposed solar project
Sat, Jun 11th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board approved both a site plan and a special use permit at its June 6 meeting for Grand Island Sunrise LLC to construct a solar energy generation project at its property at 871 Whitehaven Road. In addition, the Town Board issued a negative SEQR determination for the project.
Schultz wraps high school career with a smile
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 09:20 am
Rebecca Schultz thought, "Yeah, a trip to states would have been great"; but then again, it falls the same weekend as senior prom. And, well, her dress is paid for.
Talent, compassion on display as Lions Club announces poster contest winners
Sat, Jun 4th 2022 07:00 am
The winners of three years' worth of Lions Club peace poster contests were announced at the Lions Club meeting, held May 25 at the Buffalo Launch Club. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the recognition of peace poster contest winners to be delayed, explained Paul Bassette, chair of the poster committee.
Rotary Club of Grand Island to hold 'Shred-It' day
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 09:30 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island will present its annual "Shred-it!" event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, behind KeyBank in the Tops Market Plaza Parking lot on Grand Island Boulevard. Patrons will be able to watch the confidential document destruction of their papers via drive-thru, in-vehicle service.
Buffalo History Museum celebrates return of art auction
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 09:15 am
The Buffalo History Museum will host the 21st annual "Paint The Town" from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9. "Paint the Town" brings regional artists, art collectors, and passionate museum supporters together to raise funds for the museum through live and silent auctions featuring local art.
Over 500 free classes at locations throughout WNY, as 'Fitness in the Parks' returns for 11th season
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 12:50 pm
Are you ready for some fitness? Independent Health is kicking off the 11th season of "Fitness in the Parks," the largest and longest running outdoor fitness program in Western New York, on June 1. Presented in partnership with the YMCA Buffalo Niagara and the Jamestown YMCA, this free outdoor fitness program includes yoga, Pilates, Zumba, kickboxing, cardio dance and several other fitness classes.
ECDOH funds air filtration equipment for K-12 schools in Erie County
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 12:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has announced that about 10,600 air filtration units have been ordered for every K-12 public and charter classroom in Erie County.
Erie County Fair welcomes competition: 2022 exhibit information & deadlines now online
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 10:25 am
Annually, the Erie County Fair offers a chance to show off this region's creativity in a variety of exhibits - including winemaking, fine arts, conservation, woodworking and agriculture, to name a few.
Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force announces Narcan use training schedule for summer
Tue, May 31st 2022 04:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force are announcing the next three months of free trainings, where participants will learn to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and use Narcan (naloxone) to reverse an opioid overdose.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15
Tue, May 31st 2022 02:20 pm
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is June 15 and, during the entire month of June, communities around the world work together to promote an understanding of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue.
Habitat projects on Grand Island win awards for engineering excellence from ACEC New York
Tue, May 31st 2022 01:50 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation announced two habitat restoration projects were recognized for engineering excellence at Buckhorn Island State Park and Beaver Island State Park of Grand Island.
Bedell family memorabilia on display at library meeting
Sat, May 28th 2022 07:00 am
The story of the Bedell family, told through memorabilia dating back to the 19th century, was told by Curt Nestark, president of the Grand Island Historical Society, at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library on May 19.
Collecting materials intrigues library's volunteer of the year
Sat, May 28th 2022 07:00 am
Marsha Mis, who was given the Volunteer of the Year award at the May 19 Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library event, said that she enjoys doing volunteer work that she describes as "behind the scenes."
Sheriff Garcia urges safe boating; details Brianna's Law
Fri, May 27th 2022 01:55 pm
Erie County Sheriff John C. Garcia encourages everyone to have a good time on the local waterways but warns boaters to be prepared and safe.
ECDOH: Don't trust your cocaine, don't trust your pills
Thu, May 26th 2022 08:15 pm
Since May 13, the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office has recorded an alarming and tragic number of Erie County resident deaths with suspected cocaine and fentanyl involvement. Representatives from Erie County government and community partners joined forces on Thursday with a wholehearted appeal to the community: Stay alive; don't trust your cocaine.
Niagara's Splash World opening for season
Thu, May 26th 2022 12:15 pm
Niagara's Splash World Water Park announced its operating hours for May and June, including Memorial Day weekend. Splash World attractions debut Saturday, May 27, and will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays, with daily operations scheduled to begin Friday, June 24.
ECDOH offers COVID-19 booster doses for children ages 5 to 11 years
Thu, May 26th 2022 12:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Health will offer COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to eligible children ages 5 to 11 years old beginning Friday, May 27, at county-run clinics.
GIHS students enjoy mighty Niagara River
Wed, May 25th 2022 03:30 pm
On Friday, Grand Island High School tourism and hospitality students were treated to a full-on boat ride in the lower rapids via Niagara Jet City Cruises in Youngstown. They then enjoyed a luncheon at The Silo Restaurant in Lewiston.
Erie County Department of Health updates COVID-19 vaccine schedule
Wed, May 25th 2022 10:40 am
The Erie County Department of Health is announcing changes to its existing COVID-19 vaccine clinic schedule. Starting Wednesday, June 1, the COVID-19 vaccine clinic sites at SUNY Erie Community College South in Orchard Park and at the Delavan Grider Community Center in Buffalo will close permanently.
ECDOH: Elevated flu activity prompts advisory from New York state
Mon, May 23rd 2022 07:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is sharing a recent health advisory from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) related to statewide influenza activity. This advisory was sent to public and private schools.
Letter carriers Stamp Out Hunger: Food drive resumes after 2-year break
Sat, May 21st 2022 07:00 am
At the annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, held Saturday, David Conboy of the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation announced the organization was unveiling its new logo.
Budget approved, incumbent unseated in a close Board of Education vote
Sat, May 21st 2022 07:00 am
One incumbent was reelected, while another was unseated in a close Board of Education race held on Tuesday at Grand Island High School.
Moment of silence to honor victims of Buffalo shooting
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:50 pm
Tops: "To honor the lives of those killed, we are encouraging people to join our Tops stores in a collective moment of tribute and reflection this Saturday, May 21, at 2:30 p.m., seven days after this tragic shooting."
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union partners with FeedMore WNY to collect food & necessities for neighbors in need
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:40 pm
Cornerstone Community FCU, in light of the tragedy that has occurred in this community, has partnered with FeedMore WNY to support neighbors in need who have lost access to their grocery store.
AT&T teams with Buffalo and to launch text-to-give campaign to support families & community members affected by tragedy
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:40 pm
To drive additional giving for the Buffalo community and to make it easier to contribute via a wireless bill, AT&T has teamed up with the City of Buffalo and Mayor Byron Brown to launch a text-to-give campaign to provide financial support to the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund and the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund to help the community and the families of the victims affected by the recent tragic events in Buffalo.
Don't trust your cocaine
Fri, May 20th 2022 01:55 pm
Following nine suspected Erie County resident deaths in the past week with suspected cocaine and fentanyl involvement, the Erie County Department of Health is sharing a stark warning with local residents: Don't trust your cocaine.
Increases in sexually transmitted infections prompt reminder from ECDOH: STIs are treatable
Thu, May 19th 2022 03:25 pm
In response to notable growth in certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Erie County, the Erie County Department of Health is sharing data about these increases, and providing information about STI testing and treatment.
Kearns announces food drive benefit for families & neighbors affected by Saturday's shooting
Tue, May 17th 2022 09:15 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns announced his office, along with the auto bureau branches, is collecting nonperishable food items in an effort to assist the families and community affected by the shooting that took place Saturday in Buffalo.
ECDOH celebrates EMS personnel during Emergency Medical Services Week
Mon, May 16th 2022 04:50 pm
Day and night, in all seasons and settings, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and volunteers are ready to rise to the challenge of providing lifesaving care.
Kearns: $112 million in property tax delinquencies could lead to blight & vacancies across Erie County
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Western New York Law Center released a report produced by the Erie County Clerk's Zombies Task Force revealing $112 million in delinquent property taxes on thousands of properties, both residential and commercial, that each owe $500 or more throughout Erie County.
Memorial Day ceremony set
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 am
The Town of Grand Island, Charles N. DeGlopper VFW Post No. 9249, American Legion Post No. 1346 and Grand Island High school wind ensemble will honor the men and women who made the supreme sacrifice for this country while in military service. These heroes are remembered each and every day, and will be honored on Memorial Day.
'The Best of Doug Smith': Son compiles treasure trove of dad's writings
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
The writings of journalist and longtime Grand Island resident the late Doug Smith are presented in a newly published book edited by his son, Joseph W. Smith III. Compiling "The Best of Doug Smith" was a labor of love for his son, whose appreciation for his dad's life's 68-year journalism career grew as the collection, itself, grew.
Matching the power of Niagara: Hydroplanes take to the water for first run of season
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
Ladies and gentlemen, please start your engines, as the 2022 season for hydroplanes kicks off at Gratwick Riverside Park in Tonawanda.
Farmers market reopens for season at Thompson farm
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
The new growing season means that farmers' markets are now open for business. Here on Grand Island, the Grand Island Farmers Market, held at Tom Thompson and Son farm, 2487 Long Road, reopened on a very windy May 7 with the sales of plants, hanging baskets, eggs, early produce and baked goods.
A look at the 2022-23 Grand Island Central School District budget
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
The vote on the Grand Island Central School District's proposed 2022-23 budget, as well as an election of two trustees from four candidates, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 17.
CycleNation celebrates survivors, raises funds to fight stroke
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:25 am
The popular CycleNation event returned to Buffalo on Thursday evening. The event, held at BAC for Women on Colvin, raised more than $50,000. For two hours, teams of four rode stationary bikes in a relay-style to help the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, fight stroke.
ECO offers household hazard help in Erie County
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:15 pm
On April 30, environmental conservation officer Damrath joined Erie County Chief Environmental Compliance Specialist John Hood at a household hazardous waste collection event in Orchard Park.
Hochul: Historic $140 million in arts & culture grant funding through New York State Council on the Arts
Wed, May 11th 2022 11:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced record grant funding is now available through the New York State Council on the Arts. The agency's first five grant opportunities of fiscal year 2023 are now open for artists and arts and culture organizations across New York.
Registration opens for Independent Health Foundation's 2022 'Kids Run' in Delaware Park
Tue, May 10th 2022 10:40 am
Returning to an in-person event to kick-off healthy activities all summer long, the Independent Health Foundation will again host its "Kids Run" at Delaware Park. The event is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 4.
 

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