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Grand Island Rotary to welcome author, 'CSI' creator Anthony Zuiker
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
Real kids. Real stories. Real issues. That is what Zuiker Press is all about.
Grand Island Town Supervisor's Election: 3 candidates meet at Rotary forum
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
Approximately 150 people attended the first Grand Island Rotary Club Town Supervisor Candidates' Night Wednesday night in the Grand Viking Theater of Grand Island High School.
Island BodyWorks opens in new plaza
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:00 pm
Grand Island's newest plaza is home to Island BodyWorks.
Popular make-it, take-it workshops offered at Botanical Gardens
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 02:15 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens offers a wide variety of programs and workshops throughout the year. Make-it, take-it workshops are popular. Some classic favorites are on the Botanical Gardens' schedule for this fall and holiday season.
Above and Beyond: Grand Island schoolchildren undergo fire safety training
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Fire Co.'s Nick Egloff talks to elementary school students about the safety gear firefighters like he and Grace Giambra wear on the job. The students were visiting the firehall from Sidway Elementary School as part of fire safety week education.
Rotary Club of Grand Island's high school Interact Club to be heavily involved in Supervisor Candidates' Night
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island's first Town Supervisor Candidates' Night, with assistance from the Grand Island High School Interact Club and supported by the Island Dispatch, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Viking Theater inside the high school at 1100 Ransom Road.
Grand Island Town Board: Rancorous debate precedes selection of auditing firm
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
A Grand Island Town Board debate over selection of the financial auditing services for the town sparked a rancorous debate and charges from a town employee of bullying and harassment by a councilman.
Montana International to give away $1,000 in prizes at Haunted Falconwood Halloween Party
Mon, Oct 7th 2019 07:00 am
"The Haunted Falconwood Halloween Party 2019" at Beaver Island State Park at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, will mark the official grand opening of The Falconwood Event Center at Beaver Island State Park.
Thruway Authority announces cashless tolling customer assistance sessions to continue at Western NY Welcome Center
Sat, Oct 5th 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority announced this week that cashless tolling customer assistance sessions will continue at the Western New York Welcome Center on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The extension is the result of what the Thruway Authority called "the success and resident feedback of the previous sessions that have been held twice a week since June."
Above and Beyond: GIFC 2019 fire prevention theme stresses 'Plan & Practice Your Escape'
Sat, Oct 5th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Fire Co. joins with the National Fire Protection Association in recognizing that "Not Every Hero Wears a Cape: Plan and Practice Your Escape."
Grand Island: Lions ask for support for loan closet
Sat, Oct 5th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club would like to ask anyone who has a used wheelchair that is no longer needed to consider donating it to the club.
EC Dept. of Homeland Security & Emergency Services receives over $900,000 in federal grants
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 04:40 pm
Federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the DHS Federal Emergency Management Agency totaling over $900,000 has been awarded to the Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to assist with a number of emergency and security-related programs countywide. The grants will augment programs in emergency management performance, public safety answering points ("PSAP") operations, hazardous materials, technical rescue and urban search and rescue, and critical infrastructure.
Erie County's fiscal stress decreases in latest NYS comptroller report
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:25 pm
Erie County is feeling less fiscal stress for 2018, according to a report issued by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli examining the fiscal conditions of municipalities across the state.
Halloween 'BOOtanical Celebration,' workshops for kids planned at Botanical Gardens
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 09:25 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announces a fun, indoor family event, the "BOOtanical Celebration." This Halloween celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. A special Halloween themed make-it, take-it workshop for kids, the "Spooky Succulent Garden," will also be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Macy's Place Pizzeria: Grand Islanders make WNY's best pizza
Sat, Sep 28th 2019 07:00 am
The people have spoken and have decided the best pizza in Western New York is made by an Island family.
Candidates Night Oct. 16 in GIHS Grand Viking Theater
Sat, Sep 28th 2019 07:00 am
After undergoing emergency triple bypass surgery on Sept. 20 at the Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo, John Whitney returned home four days later and said he absolutely remains the endorsed Republican and Independence Party candidate for Town of Grand Island supervisor.
Jim Toellner inducted into Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:00 pm
WGRZ-TV purchased two full pages in the Buffalo Broadcasters Association program book to congratulate Jim Toellner, its president and general manager for the past 16 years, on his recent Hall of Fame induction. On the first page, it reads: "Your Friends and Family From 2 WGRZ On Your Side Are So Proud of You, We Needed An Extra Page to Show Everyone!"
Mum exhibit, special admission offers planned at Botanical Gardens
Wed, Sep 25th 2019 10:10 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced its 119th mum exhibit will be held Oct. 5 through Nov. 3. A special" BuffaLove Dollar Day," in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, will take place Oct. 14. Buffalo Philharmonic subscribers receive buy one, get one admission to the Botanical Gardens on Oct. 18 in celebration of conductor JoAnn Falletta's 20th anniversary with the BPO.
Rotary Club of GI to host town supervisor Candidates Night
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:05 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island will present its first Town of Grand Island Supervisor Candidates Night on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7-9 p.m. in the Grand Viking Theater of Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road. The event is free and residents are encouraged to attend to learn about the three candidates for the town's highest elected office. The date gives voters plenty of time to decide before the state's first early election period that begins on Oct. 26. Election Day is Nov. 5.
Toellner inducted into Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:05 am
Grand Island resident Jim Toellner, the president and general manager of WGRZ-TV Channel 2 since 2003, was among six inductees into the 2019 Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame on Thursday, Sept. 19, in the studios of WNED-TV. He began at WGRZ-TV as its general sales manager in 2001.
Mary Dunbar-Daluisio Memorial Garden at Veterans Park
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:05 am
It started as a memorial bench, the Town of Grand Island Parks Department said. As donations started coming in from Mary Dunbar-Daluisio's friends, from near and far, through Relay For Life and the Grand Island community, the memorial began to grow.
Grand Island Town Board: Southpointe development on hold
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray announced Thursday that the proposed Southpointe development project is "dead" and that the developers have informed him it will not move forward.
GI Rotary to take part in upcoming Taste of Grand Island
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island will be participating at this year's Taste of Grand Island on Sept. 28 and once again it will be preparing and selling Empanada's from its booth as it raises funds for its annual high school student scholarship awards in the spring and its commitment to help maintain the Miracle League field and handicapped playground.
Grand Island High School: Business leaders hear of new academy program
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island High School introduced a new academic offering during a kick-off breakfast business mixer Sept. 19 at the Western New York Welcome Center.
Flynn, Brown, Buffalo Police encourage city residents to enroll in SafeCam program
Thu, Sep 19th 2019 08:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn was joined by Mayor Byron Brown and Capt. Jeff Rinaldo of the Buffalo Police Department to encourage citizens to participate in Buffalo SafeCam. The program seeks to promote public safety by allowing city residents to register their home and business surveillance cameras with the BPD to assist in solving crimes.
GNBC to hold 'Nutcracker' auditions
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
With it comes "The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's annual family-friendly holiday presentation. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers. It will be staged Dec. 13-14 at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center.
69 years (and counting) for Yockeys
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
Grace and Bill Yockey of Grand Island are celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary Sept. 16, 2019. A true example of love and dedication to one another and respect for marriage, their commitment, dignity, and helping others, they are role models for all.
Pink Bag Ladies at Trinity receive American Legion donation
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
Because women are serving in all the armed services, all around the world, Trinity United Methodist Church Pink Bag Ladies, members of Trinity United Methodist Women, have been donating health care items to lady veterans for many years.
Board recognizes Connor Middle School Where Everybody Belongs
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
In just the first week of school, a new program at Veronica Connor Middle School has made a major impact, the Board of Education was told at its Monday meeting.
Golf event to benefit GI family
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
OneChurch, in conjunction with Destroyer Park Golf, will host a fundraiser to benefit an Island family involved in a tragic motor vehicle accident.
Health & wellness open house event at People Inc. Marigold Senior Living on Grand Island
Tue, Sep 10th 2019 09:40 am
Numerous activities will be available at the People Inc. Marigold Senior Living at the health and wellness open house event on Thursday, Sept. 12. The free event will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 3026 Grand Island Blvd. It is geared for older adults and their families.
Grand Island musician wins blues competition
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
Michael DeLano, a 17-year-old member of the Grand Island High School and Erie 1 BOCES Harkness senior class, won the Blues Society of WNY's Memphis Bound competition for solo artist at Sportsmen's Tavern in Buffalo on Aug. 28.
Erie County: ZOMBIES Initiative created by Kearns
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. "Mickey" Kearns has announced the creation of the Erie County Clerk's ZOMBIES Initiative. The initiative kicked off after an agreement was signed between Erie County and the Western New York Law Center.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Sponsorships have begun for 2019 Light Up the Boulevard Parade
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
The holiday season is quickly approaching and planning for the eighth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Parade and Festival has begun. This annual family event is a joint venture between the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Grand Island, and the Grand Island Recreation Department.
Southpointe: Developer reiterates points about project
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
In a letter to the Island Dispatch this week, the owner and developer of the Southpointe project reiterated key points his management team made at an introductory informational meeting held at Town Hall last Monday.
New York State Division of Consumer Protection issues alert
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 03:30 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection is alerting consumers of an increase in phone scammers purporting to be from official state agencies attempting to steal personal information from unsuspecting victims.
Autumn schedule set for Seniors Hiking Club
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, in conjunction with the Department of Senior Services, has announced the autumn 2019 schedule for the Seniors Hiking Club. Building on the success of the club's debut last spring, the autumn series of free weekly hikes geared toward seniors will begin on Sept. 12.
W.O.W. returns to Grand Island
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 07:00 am
With the 2019-20 season, Women of the Word begin their 32nd year of interdenominational Christian Bible study on Grand Island. Hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, the ladies of W.O.W. will study the Old Testament books of Exodus, Judges and Ruth. The premier celebration is Thursday, Sept. 12, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Niagara Frontier Antique & Classic Boat Show returning to Buffalo Launch Club
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:00 pm
The Niagara Frontier Antique & Classic Boat Show returns to the Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island this weekend. The 41st annual event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, and is one of the largest antique and classic boat shows in North America.
Grand Island Central School District: Is your mailbox ready for school with visible address numbers?
Sat, Aug 31st 2019 07:00 am
For just a few dollars, Islanders can speed up a safe pickup and drop-off of children for school.