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Five southtowns cultural institutions, 'one amazing summer'
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:05 pm
Tifft Nature Preserve, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Preserve, the Roycroft Campus and Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff have teamed up to encourage visitation to all five southtown cultural sites this summer with a brand-new "Southtowns Cultural Passport."
Erie County's Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness introduces assistive communication tools for first responders
Wed, May 31st 2023 01:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) developed an innovative and practical solution for first responders to use when interacting with residents who may have limited English skills or disabilities that affect speech or hearing.
ECHDC, Buffalo Boat Tours launch new 'Big Kahuna Boat' at Canalside
Tue, May 30th 2023 11:35 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Friday announced the christening of the "Big Kahuna," a new tiki tour boat docked at Canalside. The newly built, multi-hulled boat is the latest to be added to the fleet of Buffalo Boat Tours. It will carry passengers on daily scenic Buffalo waterfront trips.
Just Buffalo announces winner of the 2023 poetry fellowship
Tue, May 30th 2023 11:35 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center announced Ae Hee Lee as the 2023 poetry fellow. The award, which is open to adult poets of all ages and career stages, includes a $1,500 honorarium; a month-long residency in Buffalo this August, and the opportunity to perform as a featured reader at Just Buffalo's Silo City Reading Series.
Erie County Department of Health offers free trainings for Youth Mental Health First Aid
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health's Office of Health Equity has three free sessions scheduled for its Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults.
Grand Island Lady Vikings 10UB Bagley take first at Arcade tournament
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island Vikings 10U B (Bagley) softball team recently attended the second annual Lady Cardinal Tournament in Arcade and took first place.
Grand Island prepares to honor fallen vets
Sat, May 27th 2023 07:00 am
On Monday, Grand Island will honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country while in military service.
An illuminating career: Grand Island Candle's Joshua Thomas captures WNY scents
Sat, May 27th 2023 07:00 am
Joshua Thomas was well into a creative career when he discovered the passion for candlemaking that brought Grand Island Candle Company to life.
Oliverio appointed executive director
Sat, May 27th 2023 07:00 am
Robert Bennett, president of Opportunities Collaborative for Special Needs Students Inc., announced the appointment of Dr. Molly Oliverio as the organization's new executive director.
Rotary Club of Grand Island sets 'Shred-it Day' for Saturday, June 17
Sat, May 27th 2023 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island will host its annual "Shred-it" drive-thru event behind KeyBank in the Tops Market Plaza parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17. Patrons will be able to watch the confidential document destruction of their papers.
Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World opens for 2023
Fri, May 26th 2023 08:15 pm
Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World is kicking off its new season Saturday (May 27) with a splash - literally - and a raft of new rides to add to the excitement.
Missing Grand Island girl is found safe
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:00 pm
A missing Grand Island girl has been found and reunited with her family, after allegedly being lured away from her Bedell Road home overnight Thursday by a man she met online.
Morinello to host free Alzheimer's awareness seminar on Grand Island
Tue, May 23rd 2023 02:55 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello will host a free Alzheimer's awareness seminar for families, caretakers and seniors, from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the Grand Island Golden Age Center. Morinello has partnered with the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and the Home Assistance Referral Team (HART) for this event.
Meet the artists chosen to participate in Hertel Alley Mural Fest
Tue, May 23rd 2023 02:55 pm
Arts Services Inc. (ASI) and Buffalo Common Council Member Joel P. Feroleto have announced the artists chosen to paint live mural art during the 2023 Hertel Alley Mural Fest, which will take place June 10-11. The festival is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, on Hertel Alley, which runs behind businesses from 1225 and 1301 Hertel Ave., in north Buffalo.
Erie County expands 'Leave-Behind Narcan' program to volunteer firefighting community
Mon, May 22nd 2023 12:20 pm
As part of Emergency Medical Services Week (May 21-27), the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is expanding its Narcan distribution program to include all 97 volunteer fire departments in Erie County.
NYS: 'Get Outdoors & Get Together Day' celebrations
Mon, May 22nd 2023 10:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "Get Outdoors & Get Together Day" will be held Saturday, June 10, with events at more than 20 select locations across New York, "to bring people of all abilities, ages, identities and backgrounds together for fun, healthy activities."
Casey's Cabana opens for 6th season
Sat, May 20th 2023 07:05 am
Gabby Bergstrom was a Grand Island High School sophomore in 2018 when she and fellow DECA members Luke Hess and Lauren Merletti were on a bus ride home from state competition. It was then they decided owning their own business could give them an edge in winning a state award. Using their cell phones to open craigslist, they found a hot dog stand at 1437 Ferry Road on the mighty Niagara River was available to rent.
Woodcarver donates chess set to middle school
Sat, May 20th 2023 07:00 am
Gary Dahlstrom, who donated a hand-carved chess set to Veronica Connor Middle School's chess club, was recognized for his work by the Grand Island Central School District Board of Education at a recent meeting.
Grand Island voters pass school district budget, reelect trustees
Sat, May 20th 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island voters on Tuesday unofficially passed the $73,727,888 Grand Island Central School District budget for the 2023-24 school year. In addition, they approved a proposition to purchase five new vehicles for the school district (three 65-passenger buses, one 29-passenger bus, and two Ford F350 4x4 trucks for the Buildings and Grounds Department). Also, the voters approved the establishment of a new 15-year capital reserve fund to replace the fund that expired this year.
Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island thanks residents who donated to food collection
Sat, May 20th 2023 07:00 am
Thank you to all who participated in the National Association of Letter Carriers annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food collection! Here on Grand Island, we collected over 3,200 pounds of food for the Neighbors Foundation.
Memorial Day ceremony slated for Monday, May 29, at Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Park
Sat, May 20th 2023 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island, Charles N. DeGlopper VFW Post No. 9249, American Legion Post No. 1346 and Grand Island High School wind ensemble will honor the men and women who made the supreme sacrifice for our country while in military service. They are remembered each and every day and will be honored on Memorial Day.
County road repair program underway
Fri, May 19th 2023 08:35 am
Summer is the busy season for road construction.
'HOPE Day 2023' nets $507,456 for annual Appeal
Thu, May 18th 2023 08:50 pm
"HOPE Day," the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving to benefit Appeal, brought in a record total of $507,456 toward this year's $9.5 million goal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the "Fund for the Faith." This total included $111,000 in matching funds from EnergyMark LLC and Thomann Asphalt Paving.
Defendant pleads guilty for committing robberies in Buffalo & Orchard Park
Thu, May 18th 2023 08:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 39-year-old Edward T. Turner of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to one count of attempted robbery in the first degree and one count of robbery in the second degree (class "C" violent felonies).
Buffalo man sentenced for fatally stabbing woman on Doat Street, violating order of protection issued for another female victim
Thu, May 18th 2023 08:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 29-year-old Talyn D. Williams of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Shelia A. DiTullio to 25 years to life in prison.
'Tops Totes for Change' continues to aid local charities by raising over $519,000
Thu, May 18th 2023 08:50 pm
It's hard to believe that a little over three years ago Tops launched its highly successful "Tops Totes for Change." This program encourages shoppers to purchase a reusable bag with a special charity design for just $2.69, with $1 of the proceeds being donated back to five local community organization. Since its inception, Tops is proud to say that $519,846 has been raised for area charities and at a time that these organizations need it most.
National Women's Health Week 2023: '#KNOWHmore About Your Health, Today and Every Day'
Thu, May 18th 2023 08:45 pm
May 14-20 is National Women's Health Week. The Erie County Department of Health is joining with the HHS Office of Women's Health (OWH) to promote this year's theme: "#KNOWHmore About Your Health, Today and Every Day."
Ryan selects Yuki Numata Resnick as 2023 'Women of Distinction' honoree
Wed, May 17th 2023 02:05 pm
On Tuesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan recognized Yuki Numata Resnick, an accomplished violinist, nonprofit leader and educator, as a member of the 2023 New York State Senate "Women of Distinction" class of honorees.
Gunman sentenced for killing 3-year-old boy, injuring three others in shooting outside of Ferry Grider Homes complex
Wed, May 17th 2023 02:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 24-year-old Dequan Richardson of Cheektowaga was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to 25 years to life in prison.
'Choir! Choir! Choir!' event at Kleinhans Music Hall postponed to June 20
Tue, May 16th 2023 06:30 pm
Due to a family emergency, "Choir! Choir! Choir!," originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, at Kleinhans Music Hall has been postponed.
Mason FOREVER Foundation Niagara Pioneer Scholarship opportunity
Tue, May 16th 2023 07:00 am
The Mason Forever Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes youth sports and students pursuing a degree in the health/fitness fields.
ECDOH shares resources for Mental Health Awareness Month
Mon, May 15th 2023 04:15 pm
Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) has been observed in the U.S. since 1949. Every May, the nation recognizes that mental health plays an important role in our overall health. With that in mind, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is sharing mental health resources with a special focus on children and adolescents. May is also Adolescent Health Month.
National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses chooses Buffalo for national convention
Mon, May 15th 2023 01:35 pm
A party and vendor market in celebration of WNY "health care heroes" will be on tap to lead-off the national convention of licensed practical nurses when it brings its chapter members to Buffalo this October.
ECDOH announces Narcan use training schedule for rest of 2023
Mon, May 15th 2023 01:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force are announcing the schedule for free Narcan trainings for the remainder of 2023. Participants learn to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and use Narcan (naloxone) to reverse an opioid overdose.
Native plant event at Grand Island Community Center
Sat, May 13th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island Nature Alliance presents an interactive native plant event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, at the Grand Island Community Center on the Nike Base, 3278 Whitehaven Road.
Letter Carriers food collection to benefit Grand Island Neighbors Foundation
Sat, May 13th 2023 07:00 am
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 31st annual national food drive on Saturday, May 13. The "Stamp Out Hunger & Food Drive" is the country's largest one-day food drive, collecting about 1.82 billion pounds of food since its inception in 1983.
Shoe goal met
Sat, May 13th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club thanks the residents of Grand Island for their "overwhelming support" in the club's recent and debut shoe fundraiser.
Winners selected in Dispatch contest seeking ideas for 1841 Whitehaven Road
Sat, May 13th 2023 07:00 am
What does the future hold for the former Knights of Columbus hall?
Island Aesthetics celebrates opening with ribbon-cutting
Sat, May 13th 2023 07:00 am
In May of 2022, Karen Paolini, a nurse practitioner, left her job at ECMC to devote herself full-time to running Island Aesthetics, a business she founded to help "aging women feel better about themselves."
Planning continues for Grand Island Relay For Life Father's Day Lawnmower & RC Car Races
Sat, May 13th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island Relay For Life Father's Day Lawnmower and RC Car Races organizers gathered Monday at Grand Island Moose Lodge 180 as planning continues for the 2023 event.
 

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