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Grand Island Zonta sponsors Amelia Earhart STEM panel
Sat, Apr 23rd 2022 07:00 am
Five professional students from the University at Buffalo will inspire students to pursue careers in STEM fields of study during a panel discussion Wednesday, April 27, at the Grand Island High School Viking Theatre.
Arbor Day events scheduled for April 30
Sat, Apr 23rd 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island's Arbor Day celebration will be held on April 30 at the Community Center at the Nike Base, 3278 Whitehaven Road.
Grand Island Town Board sets May public hearings
Sat, Apr 23rd 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board set a number of public hearings for upcoming meetings at its April 18 Grand Island Town Board meeting. These include public hearings on preliminary plat approvals for five sections of the Southpointe development, which is bordered by Staley Road to the north, Love Road to the south, Baseline Road to the west and the I-190/South State Parkway to the east on Grand Island.
'High' COVID-19 community level prompts additional safety recommendations from Erie County Department of Health
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 05:10 pm
On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Erie County meets the indicators for a "high" coronavirus level. This level is based on the number of new daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents over seven days, new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population (seven-day total), and percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients (seven-day average).
Adjustment in COVID-19 transmission rate will not result in additional mandates for town, schools
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 07:00 am
Although Erie County's coronavirus community transmission level was adjusted from "low" to "medium" last week, there will be no change in town or school district rules, say both Town Supervisor John Whitney and Grand Island Central School District School Superintendent Dr. Brian Graham.
Kearns: April is National Donate Life Month
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 02:25 pm
April is National Donate Life Month and my staff at the Erie County Auto Bureau are pleased to join in the effort to alert customers of the donor crisis and encourage everyone to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry.
Retired Lew-Port teacher John Loss to provide author talk at Grand Island Library
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 02:25 pm
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be homeless? Did you ever think when you see a homeless man or woman, "How did this happen to them?"
Grand Island Garden Walk set for summer
Sat, Apr 16th 2022 07:00 am
Spring is here, which means it is time to start thinking about gardening and planting flowers and trees.
Hard work, commitment pays off for Certified AutoBrokers owners
Sat, Apr 16th 2022 07:00 am
On a Monday morning 12 years ago last month, Chris Taylor and Travis Smith sat in a very small office in a strip plaza at 1703 Grand Island Blvd., and began their own automobile-selling business with two preowned cars parked next to a motel down the street.
How to be a good steward of wildlife and their babies
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 07:00 am
Spring is the time of the year when you will start to see more wildlife! They are on the move looking for new territories, food sources or mates; babies are being born in trees, in stumps or in the ground; hungry woodchucks are waking up; and frogs and toads, and insects, are starting to talk and move about.
Grand Island Easter egg trail and activities
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Recreation Department is teaming with the Grand Island Memorial Library and Miracle League of WNY to present an Easter egg trail and activities on Friday, April 15.
Rolling out the rides: Niagara Amusement Park adding features for new season
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 07:00 am
The water park, Kiddy Land and Western Town will reportedly be the main focus when Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World reopens on Memorial Day weekend for the second season under new management, the park has told local media in recent weeks.
Join 'Clean UP Grand Island 2022'
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 07:00 am
Earth Day is Friday, April 22.
Steffans seeks School Board vote
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 07:00 am
My name is Sherry Steffans, and I am a school nurse and an ER nurse who is running for School Board. I believe change is needed in our schools.
Mulcahy: Island residents can do better
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 07:00 am
Yes, I am running again this year. I was asked to consider doing so and, after some reflection, decided to do it. Now, one of my oldest friends on the Island, dating back to 1961, thinks I am nuts. He is right. Another friend of over 50 years, from Grad School, thinks I am doing the honorable thing. He, also, is right.
Island Ship Center celebrates 16 years in business
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 10:25 pm
The Island Ship Center began with "a dream and a storage unit and fax service" on Baseline Road sixteen years ago, said Fahim Mojawalla, who co-owns the business with his wife, Seema. In 2016, the business moved to its present location on Whitehaven Road, where it began changing and growing.
Grand Island Lions to host annual spaghetti dinner
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 08:25 pm
The Grand Island Lions Club will host its 53rd annual spaghetti dinner from 5-8 p.m. Monday, April 25, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road.
With COVID-19 cases increasing, Erie County shares safety recommendations for individuals & households
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 07:35 pm
Earlier this week, the coronavirus case rate per 100,000 residents over seven days exceeded 200, which is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention threshold to move a community into a "medium" COVID-19 level. As reported COVID-19 cases are increasing locally and statewide, the Erie County Department of Health is sharing CDC safety recommendations.
As record numbers of paddlers take to the water, accidents surge
Tue, Apr 12th 2022 11:25 am
A record 37.9 million participants engaged in paddlesports like kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding during the pandemic according to the latest data (2020) from the Outdoor Foundation.
National Fuel reminds public to 'Call Before You Dig'
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 02:55 pm
April is Safe Digging Month. In recognition, National Fuel is reminding homeowners and professional contractors to "Call Before You Dig."
Catholic Health explores 'A Joint Effort: How Surgery & Therapy Shape Recovery'
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 02:45 pm
Catholic Health is hosting a special Facebook Live "Way to Wellness" event on knee pain, "A Joint Effort: How Surgery & Therapy Shape Recovery." The event will take place from noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, and feature Dr. John Karpie from Trinity Medical Orthopaedics, Dr. Michael Ostempowski from Excelsior Orthopaedics, and Diane Brennan, senior physical therapist from the Sisters Metabolic Center for Wellness.
ECDOH: 'Test to treat' option offered through COVID-19 test sites
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 02:10 pm
Individuals who receive a positive coronavirus test result through Erie County Department of Health's COVID-19 testing services will be offered a prescription for Paxlovid, if they are eligible.
FeedMore WNY announces spring plant sale fundraiser
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 02:10 pm
FeedMore WNY's popular plant sale is back in time for spring planting and Mother's Day gifts. Through Monday, April 25, participants have the option to purchase hanging baskets, potted annuals, and annual flats. Orders can be placed online at www.feedmorewny.org/plant-sale.
ECDOH: Dates set for free rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, indoor & outdoor cats, ferrets
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 02:00 pm
What better time than National Pet Day (April 11) to announce the schedule of free rabies vaccination clinics in May? The Erie County Department of Health has opened registration for two rabies vaccine clinic sites clinics.
Great Place to Work names Wegmans a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, ranking No. 3
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 01:10 pm
Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine have honored Wegmans as one of this year's 100 Best Companies to Work For. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Wegmans has been on the list every year, and this year ranks No. 3. Earning a spot means that Wegmans is one of the best companies to work for in the country.
Shoreline restoration project underway near Buckhorn Island State Park
Sat, Apr 9th 2022 07:00 am
A shoreline protection program is currently underway in the West River near Buckhorn Island State Park. Dan Dinsmore, field superintendent for LDC Construction, said the Grand Island company, owned by Lyle Dinsmore, is doing the project for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Budget issues presented at Grand Island Board of Education meeting
Sat, Apr 9th 2022 07:00 am
As of April 4, New York State's budget had not yet been passed. At the Grand Island Central School District Board of Education meeting on that date, Dr. Rubie Harris, assistant superintendent of budget and finance, said, "We're confident that the aid that was allocated in the January funds is what we will receive. We'll be blessed if we receive more than that. We don't expect it to be less."
Niagara Sailing Club rebuilds after devastating fire
Sat, Apr 9th 2022 07:00 am
At the age of 11, Jack Dally began sailing at the Niagara Sailing Club on East River Road. It wasn't long before sailing was a big part of his life. He developed his skills by participating in the various sailing programs that the club offered for youth.
Mayor Brown: Things are really hopping at iconic Broadway Market this Easter season
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 10:30 am
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown recently announced the lineup of Easter vendors and activities are attracting big crowds at the historic Broadway Market. From April 1-6, the market welcomed more than 9,000 visitors - and the busiest days of the Easter season are yet to come.
Tops helps JDRF in 52nd anniversary year with annual campaign
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 10:10 am
Tops Friendly Markets is once again partnering with JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) as it embarks on a 52nd year to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D).
American Red Cross: Give blood during National Minority Health Month
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 10:10 am
April is National Minority Health Month - a time to raise awareness about health disparities that disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minority populations. The American Red Cross is reminding blood and platelet donors it's critically important to maintain a stable blood supply this spring to support those with chronic illnesses and other blood needs in the U.S.
Erie County Department of Health updates COVID-19 test locations, hours
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 10:10 am
The Erie County Department of Health is announcing updates to its coronavirus testing sites.
Obituary: Michael David Linenfelser
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 10:00 am
Heaven just became a lot more entertaining. Michael David Linenfelser entered into rest on March 8, 2022.
Walk this way - or any way - to better health on National Walking Day
Tue, Apr 5th 2022 02:15 pm
Get moving for National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 6! Whether you're taking a leisurely stroll through your neighborhood or a power-walk in the park, the American Heart Association says taking part in physical activity is one of the best ways to manage stress, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, and boost your mood.
Higgins invites high school students to submit artwork for Congressional Art Competition
Tue, Apr 5th 2022 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting high school students living in the 26th congressional district to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. The winning piece from each district is sent to Washington, D.C., and displayed in the Capitol Building.
'Taste of the Arts': A 60th anniversary celebration of Young Audiences of WNY
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
Young Audiences of WNY is commemorating its 60th anniversary in the Western New York region with a weeklong celebration culminating in the "Taste of the Arts," an evening of art, food, drinks and community. This celebration coincides with National Young Audiences Week, which celebrates the significant contribution of cultural education of children throughout the U.S.
Higgins announces 'critical federal funding' to keep USS The Sullivans afloat
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Paul Marzello, president and CEO of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, to announce $490,000 in federal funding awarded to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park.
2nd booster doses for COVID-19 vaccine available from Erie County Department of Health clinics
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent update to COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorizations, and New York State Department of Health approval, the Erie County Department of Health is offering free second booster doses of Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines to all who are eligible.
Empire State Development: Buffalo manufacturer to invest over $5 million in east side facility
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:40 pm
Empire State Development announced Buffalo Wire Works Co. will invest more than $5 million for the renovation and expansion of its manufacturing facilities on Buffalo's east side. A global leader in manufacturing screening media and wear parts for the mining, aggregate and industrial markets, the manufacturer will retain 179 employees and create 25 new jobs at its Buffalo locations.
National Public Health Week observed April 4-10
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:20 pm
National Public Health Week takes place from April 4-10, "marking a time to recognize the central role of public health in supporting health and safety for all," the Erie County Department of Health announced.
 

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