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Radisson project clearing hurdles: Latest proposals see a number of changes
Sat, Oct 29th 2022 07:00 am
Progress continues toward residential living at the Radisson Hotel -- Niagara Falls -- Grand Island property at Whitehaven and East River roads. A number of procedural steps were taken at last month's Grand Island Town Board meeting, and further action is expected at November's Planning Board meeting.
Witness to history: World War II: Bud Long's story, part I
Sat, Oct 29th 2022 07:00 am
Bud Long was born in Tonawanda and spent most of his childhood and youth living on a five-acre farm on Grand Island. When he graduated from Tonawanda High School, his father asked him if he was going to work on the family farm, but he had other ideas.
Holiday Happenings celebrates autumn
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 05:00 pm
Holiday Happenings, held at the Grand Island Golden Age Center, featured a number of vendors and crafters, who sold such things as notecards, book pillows, jams and jellies, winter squash, soaps, homemade candies, and handmade blankets. In addition, people could buy lunch, prepared by the center's cook, or they could buy baked goods, prepared by members of the Golden Age Center.
Maguire family of dealerships moves into Buffalo area, adds Grand Island Chevrolet, Toyota & Hyundai outlets From Fuccillo Auto Group
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 03:15 pm
The Maguire Family of Dealerships on Thursday announced its acquisition of Fuccillo Chevrolet of Grand Island, Fuccillo Toyota of Grand Island, and Fuccillo Hyundai of Grand Island from the Fuccillo Auto Group, marking the Maguire family of dealerships' first entrance into the Greater Buffalo market.
First Night Buffalo to kids in WNY: Show us your talents and touchdown dances!
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 12:15 pm
A new, fun feature of the Independent Health Foundation's First Night Buffalo 2023 will highlight the talent of Western New York kids. Children 17 years old and younger are invited to submit a video clip of their best touchdown celebrations or traditional talents to the Independent Health Foundation to be shared and awarded as part of First Night Buffalo 2023.
Local baseball organization fundraising to donate meals to veterans
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 12:15 pm
For the second consecutive year, the 716 Patriots Baseball Organization, in coordination with BBQ Weider's, will host a chicken barbecue fundraiser. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the George W. Lamm Post, 962 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville.
PrEP Aware Week: Preventing HIV infections
Wed, Oct 26th 2022 09:55 am
PrEP Aware Week (Oct. 24-31) is a time to raise awareness about the importance of HIV prevention, and the availability of a bimonthly injectable PrEP formulation. This observance gives community organizations, health care clinics, schools and public health departments the chance to raise awareness about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
Fantastic Friends of WNY holds 4th special needs fashion show
Tue, Oct 25th 2022 04:05 pm
Fantastic Friends of WNY will hold its fourth annual "Fantastic Friends Rock the Runway" fashion show, which includes a live and silent auction. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Forbes Theater at 500 Pearl, Buffalo.
New York Farm Bureau to host 'Focusing on the Future of Northeast Agriculture' conference in Buffalo
Tue, Oct 25th 2022 03:30 pm
Registration is now open for a special conference titled "Focusing on the Future of Northeast Agriculture: Adapt. Advance. Achieve." It will be held Dec. 6 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Buffalo. The event will focus on the changing climates impacting farmers: business, market and weather patterns.
Alzheimer's Association hosts roundtable to discuss latest research, address opportunities to participate
Tue, Oct 25th 2022 03:30 pm
The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will host a research roundtable from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at City Honors School in Buffalo to share the latest developments in Alzheimer's and dementia research.
ECDOH: Get a flu vaccine - it's not too late
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 03:50 pm
One dose of flu vaccine can prevent the body aches, fevers, chills, stuffy nose, sore throat and general sense of feeling awful that the typical influenza infection causes.
Following Build Back Better Grant, Higgins and Goodwill of WNY outline plans to accelerate workforce training & job placement in advanced manufacturing
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 03:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Monday joined Goodwill of Western New York President and CEO Thomas R. Ulbrich to outline how a portion of the recently awarded $25 million federal Build Back Better Grant will be used to support career training and job placement for Western New York workers.
Erie County residents can find their home's age with new searchable database
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 11:40 am
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week - acknowledged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and health departments across the country - runs from Oct. 24-29, 2022. This week, the Erie County Department of Health is introducing a new property records database.
$30.1 million NYS funding milestone reached for Buffalo & Erie County beautification & improvement projects
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 11:05 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the achievement of a $30.1 million milestone in New York State support for projects to beautify and improve parklands and trail networks along the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway.
Islandwide Dispatch interview with Supervisor John Whitney
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 10:55 am
Grand Island Town Supervisor John C. Whitney, P.E., said during a lengthy interview with the Island Dispatch he would not seek reelection when his first term ends next year.
Grand Island Fire Co. open house doesn't disappoint
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 09:10 am
A crowd gathered on the parking lot at the Grand Island Fire Co.'s headquarters at the corner of Grand Island Boulevard and Baseline Road to experience what was promised to be the most exciting event of the Oct. 14 open house.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee taking monument site to national level
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 07:00 am
Seven years ago, several local veterans and town officials met in the Grand Island Moose Lodge to discuss developing a vacant lot. Located in the center of town, at the corners of Grand Island Boulevard and Baseline Road, they sought to build a memorial site for hometown hero and U.S. Army soldier Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper - and all town veterans of the armed forces.
Andrea Tarshus runs toward goal of helping others
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 07:00 am
When Andrea A. Tarshus, Esq., decided to leave the corporate setting of practicing law and become a sole practitioner, she knew her practice would focus on entrepreneurs, minority and women-owned businesses, and not-for-profit organizations.
Grand Island's witnesses to history: World War II Part one: Charles DeGlopper
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 07:00 am
Shortly before D-Day, approximately half a million members of the U.S. military were training for the invasion in England. While there, Charles N. DeGlopper and his lifelong friend, Harold "Bud" Long, had a chance to catch up with each other.
Town Board sets hearing date for 2023 budget
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 07:00 am
At an Oct. 19 workshop meeting, the Grand Island Town Board voted to set a public hearing for the 2023 town budget for 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7. In addition, the next steps to enacting a local law to breach the tax cap will occur at the same Town Board meeting.
Citizen of the Year dinner honors those positively impacting Grand Island
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 07:00 am
The annual Citizen of the Year Awards dinner, held Oct. 13 at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Niagara Falls, was a success, said Grand Island Chamber of Commerce President Eric Fiebelkorn. "The dinner was well attended and was very successful. The honorees this year were fantastic and made the program worthwhile and the success it was."
Grand Island Memorial Library news and events
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 11:20 am
Material donations (books, DVDs, CDs) are currently being accepted! Please drop off your donations any time the library is open. Monetary donations are always accepted. ... Thank you for supporting your library.
Tops reminds community of pharmaceutical drop-off locations for 22nd annual National Drug Take Back Day
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 08:55 pm
Saturday, Oct. 29, marks the 22nd annual National Drug Take Back Day hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration. As this day approaches, Tops Friendly Markets would like to remind the community that all 50 of its pharmacy locations are approved drop-off locations for prescription drugs.
Higgins: $250,000 in federal funding for Plymouth Crossroads
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 08:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $250,000 awarded to Plymouth Crossroads. Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and awarded through the Administration for Children and Family Services, Family and Youth Bureau, the grant will provide support services and resources for runaway and homeless youth in Western New York.
Know the ABCs of safer sleeping for babies
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 08:25 pm
Each year, an estimated 3,400 families in the United States confront the unimaginable: the sleep-related death of an infant. Ten families in Erie County faced that devastating loss in 2021 and 2022, with additional deaths pending confirmation; unsafe sleeping environments contributed to each of these deaths.
Start of construction on $55 million wastewater treatment project in Buffalo
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 08:40 pm
In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of construction on a $55 million wastewater improvement project at the Bird Island Wastewater Treatment Facility in the City of Buffalo.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk set for Saturday
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 11:25 am
Breast cancer survivors and thrivers, as well as current patients, families and friends, will gather at the Outer Harbor this weekend for the annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
Erie County residents with (and without) disabilities invited to meet candidates
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 11:20 am
For many years, Western New York Independent Living (WNYIL) has encouraged citizens with disabilities to participate in the electoral process and make their preferences known about the candidates on the ballot in November - but first, voters need to learn more about those running to make an informed decision.
ECDOH, Literacy Buffalo Niagara partner to promote health literacy awareness
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 11:20 am
The Erie County Department of Health and Literacy Buffalo Niagara (LBN) are partnering on a week-long campaign to raise awareness about health literacy. Starting Oct. 17 - during October, Health Literacy Month - ECDOH and LBN will share advice for organizations and resources for people with lower literacy skills.
Operation Christmas Child sets Nov. 14-21 as drop-off dates
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 10:50 am
More than 4,500 locations will open to collect Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for the Samaritan's Purse project. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, Nov. 14-21.
Citizen of the Year Awardee honored at Board of Education meeting
Sat, Oct 15th 2022 07:00 am
Athletic Director Jon Roth, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year banquet earlier this week, was honored by the Grand Island Central School District Board of Education at its meeting on Tuesday in Sidway Elementary School.
Daffodil planting at Nike Base in remembrance of Joanne Pinner Carr
Sat, Oct 15th 2022 07:00 am
Daffodils are seen as a sign of hope and remembrance. Because of their bright yellow color, they are seen as a symbol of spring. For the family and friends of Joanne Pinner Carr, who died in 2009, daffodils are a way to remember her life and her connection to the Earth.
Summer reading program participants recognized
Sat, Oct 15th 2022 07:00 am
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, who represents Grand Island in the 145th District of the New York State Assembly, presented certificates to three Veronica Connor Middle School students on Oct. 6 for their completion of the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge.
$7.6 million in federal funding to support local emergency planning & response efforts
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 04:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $7.6 million in federal funding was awarded to county emergency management agencies in New York to support planning and operational readiness for disaster response.
Bill introduced by Higgins, honoring WWII veteran Indiana Hunt-Martin, signed into law
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 04:25 pm
This week, President Joe Biden signed into law a bill, introduced by Congressman Brian Higgins, honoring World War II veteran Indiana Hunt-Martin. The legislation (H.R. 2142) designates Buffalo's Central Park post office, located at 170 Manhattan Ave., as the Indiana Hunt-Martin Post Office Building.
SUNY Erie City Campus & Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to present lunchtime concert series
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 12:50 pm
SUNY Erie Community College and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra are presenting a free concert series in the atrium of SUNY Erie's City Campus, at 121 Ellicott St., Buffalo. The series will include six noon concerts on select Mondays, during which listeners can gather in the atrium and either bring a lunch or purchase one at the SUNY Erie cafeteria.
Jury finds defendant guilty of murder in cold case homicide
Wed, Oct 12th 2022 09:15 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn on Tuesday announced a jury found 63-year-old John M. Sauberan of Buffalo guilty of one count of murder in the second degree (class "A-I" felony). Jurors rendered a decision in the afternoon after three hours of deliberation following a five-day trial, convicting the defendant of the only charge in the indictment against him.
Higgins: $365,535 in federal funding for Buffalo Food Justice Project, led by Massachusetts Avenue Project & Grassroots Gardens of Western New York
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $365,535 awarded to the Massachusetts Avenue Project and Grassroots Gardens of Western New York. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is awarded through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's Community Food Projects Grant program. It will support the Buffalo Food Justice Project, which aims to address food equity and access in underserved communities.
2nd annual 'Food as Medicine Symposium' is 'A Bridge to Health'
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 02:40 pm
On Oct. 13, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus' health and well-being division will present its second annual "Food as Medicine Symposium," bringing together a range of national and local pioneers in the field to discuss research and policy in the "Food as Medicine" space.
Kearns to host annual fall DisAbility awareness event
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 02:35 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Erie County Office for People with Disabilities will hold a special DisAbility Awareness Outreach Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Erie County Auto Bureau located in the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville. Those interested should use the main entrance by Duff's. No appointment is required.

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