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Grand Island Lions Club to host Meet the Candidates Night
Mon, Oct 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club is sponsoring a Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday, Oct. 26.
Spacone running for GI Town Council
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:10 pm
Dr. Celia Spacone is the executive director of the Buffalo Psychiatric Center (BPC), where she has enjoyed a highly distinguished 32-year career. Spacone will soon be retiring from her position at the BPC, and is eager to bring her unique set of skills and abilities to the Grand Island Town Council.
Enbridge provides $8K grant: Special extractor, drying cabinet will remove carcinogens from firefighters' gear
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:10 pm
Cancer, not flames, may be the firefighter's greatest enemy.
Grand Island Town Board: New townhouse apartment complex on GI Boulevard gets OK
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:10 pm
A 40-unit townhouse complex on Grand Island Boulevard received site plan approval from the Grand Island Town Board Monday.
Montana seeks council post
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:10 pm
My name is Cyndy Montana and I am running for Town Council. I want to thank the Island Dispatch for giving me this opportunity to speak directly to you, my fellow Island friends and neighbors, and tell you a bit about myself, my vision for Grand Island and the qualities I will bring to the Town Board if elected. I hope to earn your vote on Nov. 7!
Fall foliage photo contest returns to Erie County Parks
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 06:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the return of the popular "Fall for Erie County Parks" photo contest, which is open to Erie County residents and offers amateur photographers an opportunity to focus on the beauty of Erie County's 10,000-acre parks system and a chance to win a prize.
Above and Beyond: Annual state of readiness inspection held
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, Oct. 7, Grand Island firefighters, medics/emergency medical technicians, and cadets reported to fire headquarters for their annual state of readiness inspection by Fire Chief Chris Soluri.
Schumer slams EPA for 'suddenly abandoning radioactive clean-up effort in Niagara County'
Mon, Oct 9th 2017 12:30 pm
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer on Monday demanded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency immediately return to Niagara County to expedite the clean-up of radioactive hotspots in Lewiston and Niagara Falls. Schumer said the EPA recently abandoned cleanup activities at one of the sites without a full explanation to local residents, and said the EPA should return to Niagara County as quickly as possible to immediately resume remaining clean-up efforts.
Memorial tree planting set for Oct. 28
Mon, Oct 9th 2017 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Beaver Island State Park Memorial Tree Planting Project have announced they will hold the next memorial tree planting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.
Trinity United Methodist Church to celebrate 150th anniversary
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board proclaimed Oct. 29, 2017, as Trinity United Methodist Church Day on Grand Island in honor and recognition of the church's upcoming 150th anniversary celebration.
For DeGlopper
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Pictured are volunteers who ran a pig roast Sunday at the DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 to raise money for the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial.
Above and Beyond: Special commendations to highlight 2017 fire prevention program
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Chris Soluri has announced that a special awards presentation will take place during the scheduled Fire Prevention Open House on Friday, Oct. 13, between 5 and 8 p.m. at fire headquarters.
Marston running for Grand Island Town Council
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Pete Marston has been a Grand Island resident for over 35 years and has strong ties to the community.
Island Presbyterian Church: Family Justice Center's Mary Travers Murphy to speak
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:25 pm
The Family Justice Center, where victims of family violence can go to get help for any problem, is hoping to open a satellite on Grand Island.
St. Martin's to hold pet blessing ceremony
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:25 pm
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, will hold a pet blessing at noon on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Trinity United Methodist Church Fall Festival Oct. 14
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:20 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church's Fall Festival is coming. Preparations are underway for the Oct 14 event. Food sales and basket auction run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grand Island Town Board hears data on community center
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:15 pm
Residents would like to see a possible community center near Veterans Park, and not in the town center, the Town Board was told Monday.
Obituary: Mary Dunbar-Daluisio
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 01:40 pm
Mary Agnes Dunbar-Daluisio died in her home Oct. 4, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.
Grand Island Town Board: Whitney lauded for 30 years of service; Westfall appointed town engineer
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Board promoted from within to fill the shoes of retired Town Engineer John Whitney.
Fantasy Island partners with Unyts For 'Halloween Horror' blood drive
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 02:40 pm
Giving blood is nothing to be afraid of. A pack of wild vampires? That's another story!
Susan G. Komen to honor Grand Island volunteer at annual lunch
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:20 am
Susan G. Komen Upstate New York has announced Denise Filosofos of Grand Island is the 2017 recipient of its annual LOVE Award. The LOVE Award honors a volunteer who works tirelessly to advance the Komen mission and inspires others to do the same.
St. Stephen to host 'Cruise Ships to Carriers'
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The public is invited on Friday, Oct. 6, beginning at 7 p.m., to the hospitality room at St. Stephen R.C. Church, 2100 Baseline Road, for a history program presented by a noted Western New York historian.
Light Up the Boulevard set for Nov. 18
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The sixth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities, a joint community venture between the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island (especially the Recreation Department), will take place Saturday, Nov. 18.
Above and Beyond: 2017 fire prevention theme stresses speedy escape plan
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The National Fire Protection Association notes that during a fire emergency, "Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out" to avoid serious injury or loss of life. The NFPA has been the official sponsor of fire prevention week since 1922, in observance of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, when over 250 people lost their lives.
Northbound North Grand Island Bridge closed this weekend
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:35 am
The New York State Thruway Authority announced Tuesday the northbound North Grand Island Bridge will close beginning at 8:30 p.m. tonight through 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, for bridge improvement project
Jacobs secures funding for Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 04:50 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured $120,000 in state funding for the 12 branch libraries in the 60th Senate District. This funding will support program upgrades, additional supplies and other improvements that will enhance the educational impact of these libraries on youth in these communities.
First source policy brings employment opportunities to Erie County residents
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 02:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by elected officials and members of the business community as he signed his 18th executive order, mandating Erie County construction projects of over $250,000 and involving at least three workers shall include requirements to employ local and disadvantaged workers.
Fantasy Island turns 'fun' into 'fear' with all-new 'Halloween Horror'
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 09:25 am
Fantasy Island will debut its first ever "Halloween Horror" on Saturday, Sept. 30, featuring a haunted maze, a haunted house and three scare zones. The all-new event extends the regular operating season for the first time to weekends through the end of October.
Poloncarz, Jancewicz review falling DWI numbers
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 12:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Director of the Erie County STOP-DWI Office John Sullivan, and Chief of the Orchard Park Police Department Mark Pacholec to review driving while intoxicated incidents during the summer months across Erie County. Data from the STOP-DWI office indicates DWI arrests for the period of July 3 through Sept. 17 are down from last year.
State Parks announces Grand Island waterfowl blind drawings
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 11:55 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced lottery drawings for waterfowl hunting season have been scheduled at Beaver Island State Park, West River Parkway, Strawberry Island and Motor Island.
Erie County Central Police Services, partners to host crisis intervention team training course
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:50 am
The Erie County Department of Central Police Services, in partnership with Erie County Crisis Services and the Town of Cheektowaga Police Department, will host a one-day crisis intervention-training course designed for 911 call takers and dispatchers.
Grand Island residents vent about paving project
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
Residents of Fareway Lane and Carter Creek Drive attended Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting to complain about the poor quality of road resurfacing on their streets this month.
Funding sought to turn 140-acre Grand Island forest into nature preserve
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy and residents of Grand Island hope to create a new 140-acre forested nature preserve in the heart of the Niagara River.
Grand Island artist to have 1-man show in October
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Museum will, during the month of October, display 42 works of art created by Grand Island artist Angelo F. LaDuca. The title of the show is "Angelo LaDuca Celebrates Being 80 With An Art Show."
Erie County Senior Services launches falls prevention seminar series
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 05:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced an upcoming falls prevention seminar series that brings together a panel of experts to discuss falls, their causes, identifying home hazards and ways to improve balance, and other falls prevention topics with area seniors.
Old Glory waving from highway garage
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 07:00 am
Because every public building needs the Stars and Stripes, new flagpoles were set up at the town's highway garage recently.
Grand Island Lions Club: Kammerer presented honor; 5 installed
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club named Neighbors Foundation President Henry Kammerer a Melvin Jones Fellow during the club's general meeting Wednesday in the Radisson Grand Island.
2 pet blessings to take place
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 04:10 pm
Two pet blessings will take place in October at Island churches.
Cuomo announces completion of a $4.3 million wetland restoration project on Strawberry Island
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 09:00 pm
Earlier this week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the completion of a $4.3 million wetland restoration project on Strawberry Island, located off Grand Island in the upper Niagara River near Buffalo, that will rejuvenate the island's fish and wildlife preserve.
Can You Help? Elizabeth Restey benefit
Tue, Sep 12th 2017 07:00 am
A fundraiser for Elizabeth Restey and family will take place from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the South Lockport Fire Col, 5666 S. Transit Road, Lockport.