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Up on the rooftop
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 06:35 pm
Workers from Sahlem's Roofing and Siding were putting a new roof on a section of the former Knights of Columbus hall on Wednesday.
Community Foundation: information sessions, deadline for Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds application process
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 06:25 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo will begin accepting applications for the 2024 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process on Nov. 6. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Dec. 1.
Ride your heart out and learn Hands-Only CPR at ADPRO Sports Training Center
Tue, Oct 31st 2023 01:10 pm
As the Buffalo Bills play in Cincinnati for the first time since Damar Hamlin's collapse, fans will be learning the lifesaving skills of Hands-Only CPR during the CycleNation event sponsored by the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association.
Kearns unveils special parking spot dedicated to Purple Heart veterans
Mon, Oct 30th 2023 05:00 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns unveiled the newest reserved parking space for Purple Heart combat wounded veterans. This one is at the Erie County Auto Bureau located at 6853 Erie Road in the Town of Evans.
Get ready: Frosts & freezes, snow and sleet on the way
Mon, Oct 30th 2023 01:35 pm
Anyone who has experienced a Western New York winter knows that fierce frosts and wicked winds can make travel and outdoor conditions dangerous. With snow in the forecast, now is the time to get serious about winter preparedness for your home, vehicle, workplace and neighborhood.
Iconic Buffalo landmarks to light world in teal for Alzheimer's Awareness
Mon, Oct 30th 2023 01:35 pm
Landmarks across Buffalo, including Seneca One Tower, together with more than 1,000 buildings and landmarks around the world, will be lighting up teal Nov. 2 to raise Alzheimer's awareness as part of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America's "Light the World in Teal."
Election 2023: Grand Island candidate forum a 'getting to know you' event
Sat, Oct 28th 2023 07:00 am
A good-sized crowd showed up for a forum Tuesday night to get to know the nine candidates running in the Nov. 7 general election and to see where they stand on the issues that are important to Grand Island.
Angel Sun benefits Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Oct 28th 2023 07:00 am
Angel Sun, with Maureen Gambino as lead vocalist and Joseph Gotta playing guitar, performed an acoustic show Oct. 18 at Brick Oven Restaurant to benefit the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation. The event, enjoyed by many participants, raised $360 - and attendees also donated nonperishable food to benefit the Neighbors Foundation.
Veronica Connor Middle School students clean trail
Sat, Oct 28th 2023 07:00 am
On Oct. 13, eighth graders from Veronica Connor Middle School could be seen walking down the multipurpose trail on the West River. They were carrying garbage bags and collecting litter from the trail, as well as from the area between the trail and the river.
Falconwood earns recognition
Sat, Oct 28th 2023 07:00 am
As part of the recent WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards, The Falconwood at Beaver Island was recognized for "demonstrating excellence in quality, service and professionalism within the wedding industry."
Buffalo man shot by responding officers sentenced for menacing police with deadly weapon during incident
Fri, Oct 27th 2023 02:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 32-year-old Dominique D. Thomas of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to two years in prison followed by two years of post-release supervision.
U.S. News & World Report: Catholic Health hospitals 'High Performing' in key specialty services
Thu, Oct 26th 2023 08:35 pm
U.S. News & World Report, a leader in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named three Catholic Health hospitals "High Performing" in the Buffalo Region for 2023-24 in every one of its key medical specialties:
Election 2023: West receives support from all parties by putting people of Grand Island first
Tue, Oct 24th 2023 07:00 am
Many of you know me, but for those who do not, my name is Wayne West, and I am running for Grand Island Town Council.
Election 2023: Digati seeks reelection to Town Board
Tue, Oct 24th 2023 07:00 am
I am pleased to announce that I am seeking reelection to the Town Board. I am endorsed by the Republican and Conservative parties and prevailed in the Republican primary election in June.
Election 2023: Nemeth seeks reelection
Tue, Oct 24th 2023 07:00 am
Mark S. Nemeth is announcing his candidacy for reelection as Grand Island town justice this year. He has received the endorsement of the Grand Island Republican Party and the Grand Island Conservative Party.
Wicked Lewsers! A conversation with Grand Island's KISS cover band
Tue, Oct 24th 2023 07:00 am
The Wicked Lewsers, a KISS cover band, has provided entertainment for Islanders for the past 10 years, at both the summer series in the Town Hall Gazebo and the Independence Day parade. They will next be seen at 8 p.m. Oct. 28, at the Matt Urban VFW Post, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster.
Kids in your home? Know your risks of lead poisoning
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 02:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health and Live Well Erie have these messages for anyone with a young child in their home: Know your risks of lead poisoning and get children tested for lead at age 1 year and age 2 years.
DEC announces availability of Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant funding
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 01:55 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting applications for $976,622 in Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant funding to help rural fire departments protect public safety and natural resources. The application deadline is Nov. 15.
Ask Expert Vienna Laurendi: 'Vienna, how quickly will the sale close once my house sells?'
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 01:25 pm
This is a great question, and "preparation" is a topic that I enjoy educating home sellers, home buyers, and industry professionals on.
Tops to honor US veterans & active military with 11% discount this Veterans Day
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 12:45 pm
Tops Friendly Markets will once again offer military personnel and their immediate families an 11% discount off of their grocery bill this Veterans Day. This marks the 11th year Tops has been extending this discount to military personnel and their families. Since its inception, the Veterans Day discount has saved veterans and their families more than $781,000.
State School Boards Association's annual convention heads to Buffalo
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 12:45 pm
Some 1,500 school board members and other school district leaders from throughout New York will gather in Buffalo this week at the New York State School Boards Association's Annual Convention and Education Expo to immerse themselves in such timely issues as school safety, student mental health, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, teacher shortages and more.
First vendor fair at Simply Boba attracts families
Sat, Oct 21st 2023 07:00 am
On a rainy autumn day on Grand Island, people look either to cocoon inside or to find an indoor activity for themselves and their families.
Veterans Day ceremony on Grand Island
Sat, Oct 21st 2023 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island cordially invites veterans, family members and friends to attend the Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Veterans Park Memorial Wall located at 1717 Bedell Road.
Vote tabled on warehouse zoning
Sat, Oct 21st 2023 07:00 am
Members of the public who planned to speak their minds against mega warehouses and for zoning revisions were thrown for a loop at the start of the Oct. 16 Town Board meeting. A vote on proposed zoning revisions was destined to be tabled, not voted upon as expected.
Candidates to answer community questions at upcoming forum
Sat, Oct 21st 2023 07:00 am
All the candidates for office in the Town of Grand Island, who are on the Nov. 7 general election ballot, have accepted an invitation to participate in the inaugural candidates forum.
NYS: $49 million in state funding for airports
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 06:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced 36 public-use airports across New York will receive approximately $49 million for strategic infrastructure enhancements that, her team said, "will enhance safety, facilitate innovation, leverage existing resources, advance business development, and promote sustainability and resiliency."
Colvin Cleaners preparing for busy 'Coats 4 Kids' season
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 04:30 pm
With an influx of refugees into Western New York and the economic challenges faced by many families, Colvin Cleaners has seen a much-earlier increase in calls for coats this year as it prepares for its annual "Coats 4 Kids" "Live Drives" to collect much-needed, gently used, or new winter coats, jackets, gloves, hats and scarves for toddlers to young adults and families in need this winter season.
Bowl over cancer and support Relay For Life
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 04:15 pm
"Strike-Out Cancer," the Grand Island Relay For Life's 16th annual "Bowl For A Cure!" bowl-a-thon, basket raffle and 50/50 will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at Mallwitz's Island Lanes, 1887 Whitehaven Road.
Give back this holiday season: Island Hair Studio and Barbershop hosting food drive
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 04:05 pm
The Island Hair Studio and Barbershop is hosting a food drive from now until Nov. 17. This food drive is accepting nonperishable items. All donations can be dropped off inside the salon, and the proceeds will be given to the local Neighbor's Foundation of Grand Island.
Tops reminds community of pharmaceutical drop-off locations for 25th annual National Drug Take Back Day
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 02:25 pm
Saturday, Oct. 28, marks the 25th annual National Drug Take Back Day hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration. As this day approaches Tops Friendly Markets would like to remind the community that all 54 of its pharmacy locations are approved drop-off locations for prescription drugs.
Higgins: Nearly $285,000 to support public safety measures in Western New York
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 02:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $284,913 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Justice to support several public safety initiatives in Western New York.
Higgins: $990,000 to support education and career services for at-risk young people
Thu, Oct 19th 2023 09:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a three-year grant totaling $990,000 awarded to the PathStone Corp. His team said, "Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and awarded through the Transitioning Gang-Involved Youth to Higher Education program, the grant supports PathStone's efforts in Erie County to provide at-risk young people with the tools they need to achieve educational and career success."
UB takes AI chat series to Grand Island Central School District
Wed, Oct 18th 2023 08:10 pm
Artificial intelligence has the potential to drastically alter education systems.
Explore & More reopens with 2 new exhibits for community
Tue, Oct 17th 2023 05:00 pm
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum will reopen this Wednesday after being temporarily closed for a month. The museum is reopening with two new exhibits for the community to play and learn, and with new hours.
Starbucks is coming to Grand Island
Sat, Oct 14th 2023 07:00 am
There's a new buzz in town, now that construction is underway for a Starbucks coffee shop with drive-thru at the Tops Plaza at 2160 Grand Island Blvd.
From South Korea to Grand Island: A spiritual journey for David Joon Kyung Chi
Sat, Oct 14th 2023 07:00 am
The Bible Presbyterian Church has a new assistant pastor, but he is already well known to the congregation.
Grand Island Board of Education discusses issues related to shifting to a fleet of electric vehicles
Sat, Oct 14th 2023 07:00 am
New York state's requirement that all school districts shift to a fully electric fleet of vehicles by 2035 was described as an underfunded mandate at the Grand Island Board of Education's meeting on Tuesday at Sidway Elementary School.
Buffalo woman pleads guilty for multiple shoplifting incidents after being banned from Walden Galleria
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 04:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 24-year-old Nyeaira E. Stallworth of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before State Supreme Court Paul B. Wojtaszek to four counts of burglary in the third degree and one count of grand larceny in the third degree (class "D" felonies). The defendant pleaded guilty to all charges in the indictment against her.
Defendant sentence for looting stores during blizzard
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 04:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 31-year-old Dijon C. Joyner of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to five years of probation.
Erie County DA Flynn encourages residents to report scams
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 12:50 pm
As part of his ongoing effort to protect Erie County residents from financial crimes, District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that citizens can report information about scams or suspected fraud directly to his office through a new feature on the Erie County District Attorney's Office website.

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