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Light Up the Boulevard: It's lights, cameras, Santa!
Sat, Dec 2nd 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island is kicking off the Christmas holiday season this Saturday, Dec. 2, with Santa visits, food trucks, activities, a parade and a tree lighting.
Haircare is a calling for new salon owner
Sat, Dec 2nd 2023 07:00 am
As a small child, Abigail Chambers was sitting on the floor in a hair salon, watching her mother style her clients' hair.
New KinderKiddz director sees teacher training as key to education
Sat, Dec 2nd 2023 07:00 am
For Susan Muscato, who is serving as director of KinderKiddz Early Childhood Learning Center, one of the most important elements of a well-run school is providing training, encouragement and support for the teachers.
Children's safety discussed in program at high school
Sat, Dec 2nd 2023 06:55 am
Children face hidden dangers as they try to navigate the online world, as well as the sometimes more blatant dangers of daily life.
Panepintos celebrate 65th anniversary
Sat, Dec 2nd 2023 06:00 am
George and Annette (Penny) Panepinto celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 19, 2023, with a Mass of thanksgiving at St. Stephen's, Grand Island, followed by a church social.
Islanders mourn loss of crash victims
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 11:05 am
Grand Islanders were saddened to learn that fellow Island residents Kurt P. and Monica Villani were the couple who lost their lives in the fiery crash Nov. 22 at the Rainbow Bridge.
Gunman sentenced for fatally shooting teen in city's Black Rock neighborhood
Thu, Nov 30th 2023 07:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 21-year-old Javair D. Walker of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to 25 years to life in prison.
Driver sentenced for recklessly causing death of pedestrian after firing shots at another motorist
Thu, Nov 30th 2023 07:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 23-year-old Marlon D. Servance Jr. of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before State Supreme Court Justice Debra Givens to four to 12 years in prison.
First Erie County overdose death linked to carfentanil - an opioid 100 times more potent than fentanyl
Thu, Nov 30th 2023 10:10 am
The Erie County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the first Erie County opioid-related overdose death linked to carfentanil, a synthetic opioid that is about 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl.
M&T Bank partners with Tops to expand 'Gift of Warmth,' collecting winter clothing for The Salvation Army
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 06:55 pm
The annual "Gift of Warmth" campaign, which has become the region's longest-running winter clothing collection drive, is now expanding with a new partner and into a new city.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., Visit Buffalo Niagara, Erie Canalway announce new sculpture at Canalside
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 06:55 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) and Visit Buffalo Niagara (VBN) announced the unveiling of a new permanent sculpture at Canalside. The piece, called BUF, was installed on Marine Drive, near the Hanover intersection.
Tops Friendly Markets extends deadline for call for art for 5/14 honor space
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 08:55 am
Tops has extended the deadline for submissions for artwork for its 5/14 Tops honor space to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. The area where this artwork will be displayed will be created outside on the grounds of the Tops store located at 1275 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo, on the corner of Jefferson and Landon.
100 public health fellows and counting - multiyear program at ECDOH supports health and human service agencies
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) filled its 100th public health fellow position in November, marking a milestone for the largest public health corps program in New York state.
Botanical Gardens selects architect for upcoming expansion
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 01:40 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens and Erie County Department of Public Works recently announced it selected Wendel, in partnership with lead architects: Bucholz McEvoy Architects, to design its multimillion-dollar expansion.
Grand Island: Town budget of $29.1M is under tax cap
Sat, Nov 25th 2023 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island has finalized a $29.1 million budget for 2024 that comes in under the mandated state tax cap of 2%.
Warehouse rezoning stalls again
Sat, Nov 25th 2023 07:00 am
It's back to the drawing board for the Town Board's ongoing effort redraw its zoning law on large-scale warehouses and distribution centers.
Rainbow Bridge car explosion: Deceased Grand Island couple identified
Fri, Nov 24th 2023 09:45 am
"The Niagara Falls Police Department has identified the two occupants involved in the crash at the Rainbow Bridge on Wednesday Nov. 22, 2023, as 53-year-old Kurt P. Villani and his wife, 53-year-old Monica Villani, both of Grand Island, New York."
14,000 trotters participate in 128th annual YMCA Turkey Trot
Thu, Nov 23rd 2023 09:55 am
Today, 14,000 runners and walkers trotted down Delaware Avenue in celebration of the 128th annual YMCA Turkey Trot. This time-honored tradition is the longest consecutively run footrace in the world.
US-Canada border-crossing update
Thu, Nov 23rd 2023 09:00 am
On Thursday morning, the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission provided this statement: "The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission can confirm that normal operations have resumed at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge and Whirlpool Bridge and both spans are now open. Currently, the Rainbow Bridge remains closed to traffic and pedestrians."
128th annual YMCA Turkey Trot will take place on Thanksgiving Day
Thu, Nov 23rd 2023 08:50 am
The 128th annual YMCA Turkey Trot will take place on Thanksgiving Day beginning at 9 a.m. The YMCA said it would like to extend its gratitude to the Buffalo Police Department for its continued collaboration ahead of the YMCA Turkey Trot: "The Buffalo Police Department will be on hand to ensure that the trot is a fun and safe experience for all."
Buffalo Public School students unveil art project at Erie County District Attorney's office
Mon, Nov 20th 2023 12:45 pm
On Friday, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn invited Buffalo Public School students to attend an unveiling of their "Mural Mania!" summer art program project. The artwork, designed and created by the students, was recently installed in the reception area of the Erie County District Attorney's office.
Catholic Health long-term-care facilities recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek
Mon, Nov 20th 2023 12:45 pm
U.S. News & World Report, a trusted leader in health care rankings and consumer advice, has named Catholic Health's Father Baker Manor in Orchard Park, McAuley Residence in Tonawanda, and Mercy Nursing Facility in Lackawanna to its 2024 list of "Best Nursing Homes." Father Baker Manor was also recognized by Newsweek, which ranks the nation's best nursing homes with 100 or more beds.
HEAVY METAL: Steel installed on thruway overpass
Sat, Nov 18th 2023 07:05 am
Grand Island motorists are welcoming the steel installation process now underway in the bridge replacement project on the New York State Thruway overpass at Exit 18B.
Chamberlain-King-Smith engagement
Sat, Nov 18th 2023 07:00 am
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Chamberlain of Grand Island would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Rose, to Benjamin King-Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard King-Smith of Kingston. Sarah and Ben are settled in Buffalo and look forward to a May 2024 wedding.
Pet food pantry available at St. Martin in the Fields
Sat, Nov 18th 2023 07:00 am
If you need food for your dog or cat, or if you'd like to donate pet food, the place to go is Pete and Skip's pet food pantry, operating monthly at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road.
YMCA Turkey Trot packet pick-up begins Monday for 128th annual event
Fri, Nov 17th 2023 03:00 pm
Trotters participating in the 128th annual YMCA Turkey Trot can begin to pick up their prerace packets Monday, Nov. 20, at the Independent Health Family YMCA, located at 150 Tech Drive, Amherst.
'Zonta Says No' to violence against women
Fri, Nov 17th 2023 10:00 am
On Monday, Nov. 13, members of the Zonta Club of Grand Island once again decorated the Town Commons with orange ribbons; the color orange is used to represent a brighter future, free from violence against women and girls.
Kearns reminds motorists to submit vision test, as NYS DMV deadline approaches
Thu, Nov 16th 2023 06:30 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns is reminding drivers, once again, that they are in risk of having their driver's license suspended if they fail to comply with New York State Department of Motor Vehicles vision screening policy.
Summit Federal Credit Union to support those in need this holiday season through FeedMore WNY's 'Plates of Thanks'
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:10 pm
For the 11th year, The Summit Federal Credit Union is supporting those in need in the Buffalo region during the holiday season by supporting FeedMore WNY's "Plates of Thanks" initiative.
Sabres, Wegmans, Audacy partner for 'Turkeys For Tickets' drive
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will partner with Wegmans and Audacy for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Thursday, Nov. 16, to benefit the Buffalo City Mission and FeedMore WNY. The event will take place from 7-9 a.m. in the following locations:
Kearns issues reminder to motorists to be prepared & stay safe during winter driving months
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 04:55 pm
Every start to the winter season, we promise ourselves that this year will be different - that you'll be ready for whatever blizzard Mother Nature sends us. Yes, presently, our weather this fall season has been without any early winter weather events as in years past. However, our weather can change quickly and we can be hit with snow, ice, rain and fog off Lake Erie without warning.
This week: Drop-off sites open for Operation Christmas Child
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 01:45 pm
As the Thanksgiving season approaches, many families and children are giving thanks for all their blessings - and sharing those blessings with children in need by packing shoeboxes with Operation Christmas Child.
Buffalo Zoo starts winter operating hours
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 11:15 am
Starting Monday, Nov. 13, the Buffalo Zoo will be closed to the public every Monday through Thursday and open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. These seasonal operating hours will last until March 28, 2024.
Grand Island Radisson redevelopment gets 1-year extension
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 07:00 am
Have you wondered about what's happening, if anything, at the former Radisson Hotel site at 100 Whitehaven Road?
Students build beds for children in need
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 07:00 am
In Western New York, there is a great need for beds for children, said Eric Cohoon, who teaches woodworking at Grand Island High School. He and Shawn Sweet, also a woodworking teacher, spoke about the community service project at the Nov. 6 Board of Education meeting, held at Huth Road Elementary School.
Western New York Veterans Day ceremony at Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park
Fri, Nov 10th 2023 03:25 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 11, the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park will host a number of special Veterans Day programs to honor and recognize all veterans.
Buffalo man sentenced for burglarizing store during blizzard
Thu, Nov 9th 2023 03:15 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 47-year-old Felix Ramos of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before State Supreme Court Justice Betty Calvo-Torres to two to four years direct to parole.
Buffalo Sabres expand partnership with Hasek's Heroes
Wed, Nov 8th 2023 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will expand its partnership with Hasek's Heroes to include it in the organization's "Learn to Play" program.
Grand Island: Marston wins for supervisor; Digati, Kilmer top council race
Wed, Nov 8th 2023 08:20 am
Peter Marston will be Grand Island's new supervisor. The current deputy supervisor won on the Conservative line, with 57.76% of the vote, against Republican Mike Madigan, who garnered 41.85%, in Tuesday's general election. Marston got 3,510 votes to Madigan's 2,543.
FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath and centerpiece sale returns to benefit neighbors experiencing food insecurity
Tue, Nov 7th 2023 02:35 pm
Community members can decorate for the holiday season while supporting their neighbors experiencing food insecurity by participating in the FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath and centerpiece fundraiser in partnership with Lavocat's Family Greenhouse and Nursery.

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