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Poinsettias, railways, Santa & more holiday events at Botanical Gardens
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 07:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced its annual poinsettia and railway exhibit will run Nov. 29 through Jan. 5. It also announced the annual Santa's workshop event and a new terrarium make-it, take-it workshop for kids will take place Dec. 14. A "BuffaLove Dollar Admission Day" will round out the fun on Dec. 27 to celebrate the holiday season.
Moody's raises Erie County credit rating to A1
Wed, Nov 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Erie County Division of Budget and Management announced Moody's Investor's Service, on Tuesday, upgraded Erie County's credit rating to A1, up from A2, and noted a "stable" outlook for the county.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Grand Island Optical holds ribbon-cutting
Sat, Nov 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week for the new location of Grand Island Optical.
Town of Grand Island: Veterans Day ceremony
Sat, Nov 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Recreation Department reports the town's annual Veterans Day ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Memorial Wall of Veterans Park, 1717 Bedell Road.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: K9 Viva receives donated body armor
Sat, Nov 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced this week that Erie County Sheriff's Office K9 Viva has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc.
'ZOMBIES Property Awareness Week' kicks off in Erie County
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 04:20 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns was joined by Erie County Legislator John Mills, New York State Assemblyman David DiPietro, Evans Town Supervisor Mary Hosler, and representatives from the Western New York Law Center to announce the start of "ZOMBIES Property Awareness Week" in Erie County during a press conference Monday morning at a vacant and abandoned property in the Town of Evans.
Capitol Cleaners collecting 'Coats 4 Kids'
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 03:30 pm
Capitol Cleaners seeks gently used coats, hats, scarves and gloves for less-fortunate children and adults. The full-service dry-cleaning company will prep and distribute product from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7, at its downtown Niagara Falls site, 1227 Main St.
Oh deer! New York deer crashes peak in autumn
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:10 pm
New York drivers need to buck up this fall and watch for deer. AAA analyzed New York crash data and found that October, November and December are, by far, the peak months for deer crashes in the Empire State.
Grand Islanders earn Silver Awards
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
Five girls from Grand Island Girl Scout Troop 31312 earned their Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest honor for Cadette Girl Scouts in grades 6-8.
100-year Zonta celebration Nov. 8
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Buffalo is having a big celebration, exactly 100 years to the date of Zonta's founding in Buffalo - and in exactly the same place, Statler Towers.
Thruway Authority announces agreement with Province of Ontario to mail residents toll bills for travel through cashless tolling facilities
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority on Thursday announced an agreement with the Province of Ontario to access the addresses of Ontario residents to send a bill in the mail after they travel through a cashless tolling facility on the Thruway.
'CSI' creator Anthony Zuiker guest stars at Grand Island Rotary meeting
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 05:40 pm
Anthony E. Zuiker, creator of the award-winning, mega-hit television show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," captivated a large audience on Wednesday evening as the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Grand Island's monthly dinner meeting inside the Buffalo Launch Club.
Buffalo Launch Club undergoes refresh
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 03:35 pm
A sprucing up at the Buffalo Launch Club is showcasing the East River venue as the ideal place for weddings, corporate events, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, and holiday parties.
Mesmer running on Working Families Party line
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 03:30 pm
Bob Mesmer is running for Grand Island Town Justice. He said he's doing it his way: running on the Working Families Party line, going door to door on his bicycle (he's knocked on 6,525 residential doors to date with 500 to go) and running a self-funded campaign.
Grand Island Conservative Party election slate announced
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 03:25 pm
The Grand Island Conservative Party announced the candidates for the upcoming election.
Erie County Senior Services schedules annual public hearings
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 03:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced two public hearings to be held in order to seek community input regarding unmet needs of the county's older adult population, existing programs and services offered by the department, and to solicit comments and ideas on how to better serve the county's older population.
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.
Island BodyWorks opens in new plaza
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island's newest plaza is home to Island BodyWorks.
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.
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.

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