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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
'Creatures After Dark' at Botanical Gardens: Dinos, and fossils, and plants, OH MY!
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 07:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will feature a brand-new exhibit in the "Gardens After Dark" series called "Creatures After Dark."
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce to recognize Citizen of the Year awardees
Sat, Oct 8th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor the following at the 55th annual Grand Island Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner, set for 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Niagara Falls, 401 Buffalo Ave. Organizers said, "The Chamber's Citizen of the Year Awards are presented annually to businesses and individuals whose contributions have truly made Grand Island a better place to live, work and play. We're excited to announce this year's recipients below. Please join us in celebrating their hard work, dedication and passion!"
Grand Island Town Board to hold a public hearing on breaching tax cap
Sat, Oct 8th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board has set a public hearing to discuss the tax cap for 8 p.m. Oct. 17 in Grand Island Town Hall. In addition, the Town Board has scheduled two workshop meetings to be held to discuss the 2023 town budget. These meetings will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 and 11:15 a.m. Oct. 19.
Pets blessed on Grand Island
Sat, Oct 8th 2022 07:00 am
St. Stephen hosted a pet blessing event last Saturday, paying special attention to residents' furry friends.
Grand Island High School NAF has special guest speaker
Sat, Oct 8th 2022 07:00 am
The National Academy of Finance (NAF) at Grand Island High School was proud to have a guest speaker this past week. Town Council member Pete Marston came to talk to the career and financial management students about how he became interested in government and service to the community.
GIHS announces September Viking Values Students of the Month
Sat, Oct 8th 2022 07:00 am
Principal Hillary Kretz-Harvey, Assistant Principal Jon Lattanzio, and Dean of Students Clare Battle of Grand Island High School announced the Viking Values Students of the Month for September.
Legislator Chimera & Literacy Buffalo promote Health Literacy Week
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 05:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Health and Literacy Buffalo Niagara have dedicated the third week of October as Health Literacy Week. On Thursday, Erie County Legislator Lisa M. Chimera was joined by representatives from Literacy Buffalo Niagara to present the resolution to the legislature.
Higgins: $3.5 million-plus in federal funding to address teacher shortages in Western New York
Thu, Oct 6th 2022 09:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a three-year grant totaling $3,564,905 awarded to the University at Buffalo.
Higgins: $200,000 in federal funding for Compass House
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 03:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $200,000 awarded to Compass House. Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and awarded through the Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau Basic Center Program, the grant will continue support for emergency housing and resources for homeless and runaway youth in the Western New York community.
NYS attorney general delivers $2 million to Erie County to 'bolster consumer protection programs'
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 03:30 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James is delivering $2 million to Erie County to "bolster consumer protection programs in Western New York."
Hochul: $5 million East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Fund open to applicants
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 03:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced applications are now open for a second round of the $5 million East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Fund in Buffalo.
26 Shirts passes $1.5 million raised to date
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 11:20 am
Over the weekend, 26 Shirts passed another milestone for donations to those in need in the community, having now raised over $1.5 million to date.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce celebrates its new office space
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce now has new office space at 2680 Grand Island Blvd., which, according to Chamber President Eric Fiebelkorn, will encourage "community building for our membership and even for some folks that are not members but are community organizations that support us."
Flu shot clinic to be held at Golden Age Center
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Golden Age Center, at 3278 Whitehaven Road, will host a flu shot clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. The clinic is "a community event that's open to the public right here on Grand Island," explained Jen Menter, recreation supervisor of the center. The flu shots will be administered by Walgreen's employees.
Grandparents celebrated at St. Stephen
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
St. Stephen School celebrated grandparents with a special breakfast.
Erie County District Attorney's Office observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 09:55 am
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, District Attorney John J. Flynn reminds the residents of Erie County that his office remains a resource for victims of domestic violence and will continue to prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law.
Higgins: Nearly $2 million in funding for community mental health services
Thu, Sep 29th 2022 09:05 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced two federal grants totaling $1,979,097 awarded to Endeavor Health Services and the Community Health Center of Buffalo (CHCB). His team said, "Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and awarded through the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics program, grants will expand access to mental health and substance use services in Western New York's underserved communities."
Erie County Department of Health providing COVID-19 tests, masks
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 10:50 am
The Erie County Department of Health reminds community organizations serving Erie County residents that at-home coronavirus tests, disinfectant wipes and non-surgical face masks (PPE) are available for ordering at no cost.
Ryan urges NYS Health Department to 'honor intent of "safe staffing" law'
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:50 am
On Monday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan sent a letter urging the New York State Department of Health to abandon a proposed change to New York's nursing home "safe staffing" law passed last year in order to maintain the original intent of the law.
Erie County Personnel Department announces modernization of civil service exam process
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:00 am
The Erie County Personnel Department announced it has begun to allow the public to sign up and pay for civil service exams online. Previously, the department required civil service test takers to complete a paper application and then mail or drop off the application and payment to its offices in downtown Buffalo.
 

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