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Higgins announces grant opportunity for local fire departments
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 01:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program is now open with a deadline of 5 p.m. March 8.
2024 Black Rock Lock operations schedule announced
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 12:10 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, is announcing the Black Rock Lock operations schedule for the 2024 navigation season.
'Together as One' Black History Month bus tour launches Feb. 3
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 12:10 pm
A new, free bus tour will be offered every Saturday in February as part of the second annual "Together As One," a regionwide celebration of Black History Month.
Catholic Charities launches 100th annual Appeal
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 12:10 pm
Last year, Catholic Charities of Buffalo celebrated 100 years of serving the Western New York community. This year also marks something equally special - our 100th annual Appeal. The backbone of stability for our organization, the annual Appeal has allowed us to continue our mission of providing "HOPE" for all seasons for the last century.
Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island Donors lists, thanks supporters
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 10:40 am
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island thanks the hundreds of individuals and organizations who contributed to our successful 2023 holiday distribution. Ninety-three of your neighbor families were aided with gift cards and food, benefiting 182 adults and 153 children; 59 of our seniors were also assisted in two senior apartment complexes.
Snowstorm success: Town Highway crew's response a winter winner
Sat, Jan 27th 2024 07:00 am
In the days prior to Jan. 13, the forecast was for high winds and heavy snow. Grand Island was on the radar for 8 to 12 inches, and the town Highway Department was ready with plenty of plows, personnel and a plan to combat the forces of nature.
McMurray plans grassroots run for Congress
Sat, Jan 27th 2024 07:00 am
Nate McMurray is hoping the third time is the charm after unsuccessful campaigns for Congress in the 27th District in 2018 and 2020. This time, he's a candidate for the 26th District seat soon to be vacated by Brian Higgins.
GOP seeks council candidates for November
Sat, Jan 27th 2024 07:00 am
The Grand Island Republican Committee is actively seeking candidates interested in running for the open Town Council position.
Hochul highlights budget investments in Western New York
Fri, Jan 26th 2024 02:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday highlighted budget investments in the Western New York region.
Risk of lead poisoning from cinnamon applesauce pouches marketed for children
Thu, Jan 25th 2024 05:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is reminding residents to check their kitchens and cupboards to make sure that any recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches are removed and discarded.
Celebrating 5 years of health, wellness and community in Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood
Wed, Jan 24th 2024 03:45 pm
Independent Health and Jericho Road Community Health Center announce the renaming of their state-of-the art fitness facility, The Independent Health Gym and Wellness Center at Jericho Road, reaffirming a "commitment to promoting health and well-being in east Buffalo."
UB Dental School students to host fundraiser for Gigi's Playhouse in Buffalo
Wed, Jan 24th 2024 03:40 pm
The University at Buffalo student chapter of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) is highlighting the fashion flair and creative talents of individuals of all abilities on Saturday, Jan. 27, during the UB Dental inclusive fashion and talent show. It will be held 6-10 p.m. at the Buffalo Marriott at LECOM Harborcenter.
Hunger knows no season: Tops begins 'Check Out Hunger' campaign
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am
Tops Friendly Markets announces the start of its annual "Check Out Hunger" initiative.
Tops' sustainability efforts continue to pave way for greener future
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am
As we continue to celebrate the start of a fresh new year, here at Tops we are excited to announce the advances we continue to make not only in our day-to-day efforts to adopt practices that help protect our environment, but also efforts that will make a lifelong impact.
Venus Greek & Mediterranean opens in Grand Island Tops Plaza
Sat, Jan 20th 2024 07:00 am
Jack Adly and Cheryl Simonick-Frailey became friends at the beginning of the COVID pandemic in 2020.
B&B expansion request tabled
Sat, Jan 20th 2024 07:00 am
Niagara Falls is known worldwide for its tourism industry, but Grand Island is developing its own niche in offering several bed and breakfast options for people visiting the area to see the sites or visit relatives nearby.
Dems endorse Kennedy for Congress
Sat, Jan 20th 2024 07:00 am
Erie County Democrats on Jan. 11 unanimously endorsed state Sen. Tim Kennedy for the 26th Congressional District seat soon to be vacated by Congressman Brian Higgins.
Grand Island seniors help with tax bills
Sat, Jan 20th 2024 07:00 am
This is the start of the 21st year a group of seniors from the Golden Age Center have stuffed tax bills for Town Clerk Pattie Frentzel.
Building castles in the snow
Fri, Jan 19th 2024 09:40 am
While most people in Erie County were looking for ways to dig out of the snow this week, Calvin VanderMey's daughter, Grace, was eager to dig into the snow. The Grand Island resident artfully built - and is shown sitting inside - this giant snow castle.
Canisius commemorates Black History Month with keynote address on 'Advancing the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'
Thu, Jan 18th 2024 01:20 pm
In recognition of Black History Month, Canisius University will honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a presentation featuring nationally renowned speaker Joshua Fredenberg, Ed D. His lecture, titled "Advancing the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," is scheduled for at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Regis Room.
Eight Days of Hope deploys rapid response heavy equipment team to help WNY with lake-effect snow
Thu, Jan 18th 2024 09:40 am
Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) is deploying its rapid response heavy equipment team to Western New York to help with snow removal following the several days of intense, lake-effect snow that has covered the area. Multiple feet of snow has fallen in some areas.
Cervical Health Awareness Month an opportunity to learn about importance of screening & vaccines for cancer prevention
Thu, Jan 18th 2024 09:35 am
The idea of a vaccine that can prevent cancer sounds like science fiction, but a cancer vaccine is an established scientific fact when talking about cervical cancer.
Mother Cabrini Health Foundation awards $2.125M to Catholic Health to support emergency services, community outreach
Wed, Jan 17th 2024 04:55 pm
Catholic Health has received two grants from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation totaling $2,125,000. The larger of the two grants - $2,000,000 - will help fund two new CT scanners for Mercy Hospital of Buffalo's busy emergency department (ED), which serves nearly 25,000 patients each year. The remaining $125,000 will support ongoing medical outreach to Buffalo's westside community.
New tool for local trail advocates to help expand New York's growing greenway trail network
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 01:15 pm
Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation announce the release of a new handbook "to guide grassroots advocates through the steps to take the vision for a new multiuse path from concept to reality."
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Erie County, Town of Evans receive grants to enhance community resilience and environmental integrity
Mon, Jan 15th 2024 01:15 pm
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have selected Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Erie County and the Town of Evans as three of eight recipients of funding through the New York Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program.
Shaded Dahlia Piercing & Tattoo Parlor celebrated with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Jan 13th 2024 07:00 am
Daniel Black has worked as a tattoo artist since his apprenticeship in 2005.
Maguire supports Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Jan 13th 2024 07:00 am
The Neighbors Foundation gratefully accepted a very generous donation from the Maguire Family of Dealerships on Grand Island.
DiNapoli: Robin Lois to oversee local government division
Fri, Jan 12th 2024 02:25 pm
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli on Friday announced the appointment of former Dutchess County Comptroller Robin Lois as the deputy comptroller of local government and school accountability.
Former Cattaraugus County man sentenced after pleading guilty to hate crime for threatening protesters with knife
Thu, Jan 11th 2024 08:15 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 51-year-old Michael J. Cremen of Mountain Home, Arkansas, formerly of Franklinville, New York, was sentenced this morning before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller to one year in jail.
Buffalo AKG to present special exhibition of local artist response to mass shooting of May 14, 2022
Thu, Jan 11th 2024 08:15 pm
The Buffalo AKG Art Museum has announced a landmark exhibition that will respond to the tragic slaying of 10 members of Buffalo's Black community on May 14, 2022.
Tops Honors Black History Month with 4th annual school contest, welcomes Zeneta Everhart for children's book readings
Thu, Jan 11th 2024 08:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is once again offering a unique opportunity for students in grades three through eight.
Catholic Charities: Appeal 2024 launches with $9.5 million goal
Thu, Jan 11th 2024 08:15 pm
Appeal officials on Thursday launched Appeal 2024, the 100th annual campaign in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the "Fund for the Faith," with a goal of raising $9.5 million by June 30.
'Join-A-Thon': Create cookie magic and Join Girl Scouts
Wed, Jan 10th 2024 05:05 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York invites girls to "a fun-filled 'Join-A-Thon' event on Jan. 17, promising a day filled with creativity, community and the chance to win exciting prizes," organizers stated. "This event, aimed at new registrants, also introduces girls to the incredible world of Girl Scouts."
Roswell Park announces fourth IceCycle event
Tue, Jan 9th 2024 04:35 pm
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has launched registration for the fourth-annual IceCycle fundraising event, presented by West Herr Automotive Group. This event is bringing together 13 WNY fitness studios and more than 1,000 participants on March 8-9 to take a 45-minute cycling class on ice while raising funds for research and programs at Roswell Park.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Scholarship process now open
Tue, Jan 9th 2024 04:35 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo scholarship application process for the 2024-25 academic year is now open. Applications are due by May 1, and must be submitted online.
Weather-related restrictions
Tue, Jan 9th 2024 03:35 pm
Per the New York State Thruway:
ECHDC board announces contract extensions to continue Erie Canal bicentennial celebration planning
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 01:30 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) board of directors met Monday and voted to approve two contract extensions that will support plans to celebrate, in 2025, the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal in Buffalo, "the birthplace of this historic and game-changing waterway."
Grand Island's elected leaders ready to serve
Sat, Jan 6th 2024 11:00 am
Peter Marston, who was inaugurated at a ceremony Monday at the Sandy Beach Yacht Club, said that collaboration, fiscal responsibility and careful growth are some of the priorities he has as town supervisor.
Grand Island Town Board reorganizes for 2024
Sat, Jan 6th 2024 11:00 am
Peter Marston conducted his first Town Board meeting as town supervisor in orderly fashion, moving items along like a pro at the Jan. 2 session. Not surprising, since he has been filling in as interim supervisor since Aug. 4, when predecessor John Whitney resigned.
Marston brings fresh perspective as Grand Island supervisor
Sat, Jan 6th 2024 11:00 am
As a small business owner on Grand Island, Peter Marston Jr. brings a much different perspective to the office of town supervisor, which he officially began on Monday after being sworn in by New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello.

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