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Big Six Mile Creek Marina introduces The Chandler, store for provisions, beer
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 03:30 pm
New York State Parks has selected Montana International, LLC to manage all concessions operations at State Parks on Grand Island for the next 20 years. This includes Big Six Marina at 3219 Whitehaven Road.
Erie County Department of Social Services & Erie County Youth Bureau sponsor summer 'Primetime Picnic'
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 03:25 pm
The Erie County Youth Bureau, a division of the Erie County Department of Social Services, will host its fifth annual "Primetime Picnic" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Jewish Community Center's Camp Centerland, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville. This event allows approximately 400 children and program staff to celebrate summer and to participate in educational and recreational opportunities in a safe and fun environment.
People Inc. to offer free health, wellness workshop
Sat, Jul 20th 2019 07:00 am
People Inc. has joined with the Western New York Integrated Care Collaborative to present a series of free health and wellness workshops for people looking to manage their health. The classes, known as Choose Healthy Western New York Workshops, span a number of topics and seek to assist people living with diabetes and chronic disease.
Paddles Up expands with Summerfest
Sat, Jul 20th 2019 06:55 am
On the heels of the winter Footprint Festival in Beaver Island State Park, Paddles Up has expanded into the Paddles Up Summerfest for 2019.
Poloncarz announces new snowplowing agreement with local municipalities
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 03:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced a new snowplowing agreement has been reached between Erie County and local municipalities contracting with the county for snow removal on county roads. Erie County's current three-year contract with these 31 municipalities for snow and ice control will expire on Aug. 31.
North Tonawanda: Thunder on the Niagara boat races returning for year 14
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 06:00 pm
Although water levels have been high around Western New York - leading to the cancellation of several water-related happenings - locals can look forward to a community favorite off the shores of the Niagara River. Coming Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 and 4, Gratwick Riverside Park in North Tonawanda will host the 14th Thunder on the Niagara boat racing event.
Grand Island Board of Education: Jacobs delivers playground funding at reorganization meeting
Sat, Jul 13th 2019 07:00 am
It was a busy session for the Grand Island Board of Education this week as the board held its annual reorganizational meeting on Monday.
Trinity United Methodist Church to host 'Summer Breakout'
Sat, Jul 13th 2019 07:00 am
Come this Saturday, Trinity United Methodist Church is teaming up with Island businesses to host a new happening aimed at giving back to the Grand Island community.
Poloncarz, 'Little Steven' Van Zandt proclaim 'TeachRock Day' in Erie County
Fri, Jul 12th 2019 05:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz on Friday joined Rock and Roll Hall of Famer "Little" Steven Van Zandt, Executive Director of TeachRock Bill Carbone, local teachers, and community members at the "Ring of Knowledge" in the downtown library to welcome Van Zandt to Buffalo and proclaim "TeachRock Day" in Erie County.
Jacobs honors 2019 Veterans Hall of Fame inductee Daniel McMahon
Fri, Jul 12th 2019 03:45 pm
In a ceremony at Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post 9249, New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs recognized lifelong Grand Island resident Daniel McMahon as a 2019 New York State Veterans' Hall of Fame inductee. McMahon, who was also honored in a statewide ceremony in Albany in May, was presented with a framed proclamation marking the honor before his fellow veterans and post members.
Engagement: Owczarczak-Sidoti
Fri, Jul 12th 2019 09:00 am
Nick and Marlene (Szuromi) Sidoti of Grand Island are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Mary Kate Sidoti to Joshua Owczarczak of Lancaster.
Regional Niagara River/Lake Erie Watershed Management Plan - phase 2 completed
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 07:15 pm
Erie County has announced the completion of the Regional Niagara River/Lake Erie Watershed Management Plan - phase 2 project, which will help guide organizations, municipalities and citizens on how to protect and improve water quality in the region.
Poloncarz announces contract agreement with NYS Nurses Association
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 05:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced an agreement on a new six-year contract has been reached between Erie County and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA). The new pact, approved by NYSNA membership on July 3, includes raises of 2% in 2020-23, along with a raise of 3% in 2019.
Holiday Inn Express throws 1st birthday party
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:05 am
A year to the day of opening, the Holiday Inn Express threw a first birthday party Wednesday.
GI Farmers Market moves to WNY Welcome Center
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Farmers Market is moving to a new location starting this summer: the Western NY Welcome Center on Grand Island.
Grand Island Town Board: Tetkowski honored with town proclamation
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board honored 96-year-old Lenore Tetkowski for her lifelong commitment to her hometown.
Poloncarz appoints Troy Schinzel Erie County parks commissioner
Wed, Jul 3rd 2019 12:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced his appointment of Troy P. Schinzel to the position of commissioner of parks, recreation and forestry - a position Schinzel held from January 2012 until November 2015 when he resigned to accept a position with the Dallas Parks and Recreational Department.
Summer savings on advance gate admission & one-price ride days for 180th Erie County Fair
Mon, Jul 1st 2019 01:55 pm
Starting today, fairgoers will be able to save money preparing for "The Best 12 Days of Summer."
GOP Women's Club holds annual picnic
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Republican Women's Club held its annual picnic on June 12, hosted by Lana and Tom Redell. The main theme was "Get out to vote on Primary Day--June 25!" 2019 is the first year for a June primary election (instead of September) in New York. Informative speeches, great food and engaging conversation were enjoyed by all. Auctioneer duties were ably handled by Pete Marston, assisted by Tom Digati with Barb Nowakowski serving as cashier for the much-anticipated annual event.
Zonta Club of Grand Island installs 3 new members
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
Zonta Club of Grand Island President Donna Monaco, left, installed new members in a ceremony June 11 at the Buffalo Launch Club. With her, from left, are new members Martha Pigott, an associate at Hodgson Russ LLP; Beverly Kinney, Grand Island councilwoman; and Pam Barton, Grand Island town accountant.
Grand Island Fun Center marks renovation with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
Family members that have supported Grand Island Fun Center owner Dave Glian in business have done so from the very beginning, and when Glian says "very beginning" he means fourth grade.
Jacobs, school superintendents, announce passage of bills to enable better control of health insurance costs
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs was joined by representatives of four local school districts Thursday in announcing passage of legislation that would allow each one to establish an insurance reserve fund to better manage escalating health insurance costs.
Rotary Club of Grand Island Shred It event called 'huge success'
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island called its annual Shred It event "a huge success" on Saturday, June 15, as over two tons of documents were shredded and more than $3,000 was raised for the club to use for youth programs in the town.
Grand Island: Board approves special use permit for B&B
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
After tabling the matter at its last meeting, the Town Board voted 4-1 to approve a special use permit for applicant Jie Zhu to have a bed and breakfast at 2568 West Oakfield Road. The board approved the permit, which is renewable yearly, with conditions.
Grand Island: Town Board discusses mowing on West River
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board's workshop meeting Monday was its first chance to discuss mowing on the West River Connector Trail since the state revisited its maintenance plans last week.
Wedding: Webb-Lanphier
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 06:55 am
Amanda Webb and Michael Lanphier were united in marriage at 2 p.m. on June 1, 2019, at Colonial Gardens B&B in Williamsburg, Virginia, where a reception followed.
Cuomo announces selection of design-build team to install cashless tolling on NYS Thruway by end of 2020
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 09:45 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced the New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors approved the selection of the design-build team that will complete the installation of cashless tolling on the Thruway systemwide by the end of 2020. The $355.3 million investment will transform the Thruway system for the approximately 267 million motorists who travel the superhighway each year.
Island of Hope: Survivor shares heartfelt message at GI Relay For Life
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Cancer is something close to Lindsey Sterner's heart.
State Parks revisits mowing plan for West River Shoreline Trail
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Residents along the West River will soon receive a letter from the state detailing additional mowing that was previously planned along the West River Shoreline Trail.
Speaking of mowing ... lawnmower races set for Father's Day Sunday
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island Father's Day Mary Dunbar-Daluisio Memorial Lawnmower Race and Kevin Doring Memorial 5K Walk/Run and Car Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at 3957 West River Road (near Long Road).
Primary election June 25
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
For the first time, New York state has moved up its primary election day three months, from September to June.
Showcase of upscale living spaces expands footprint
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 07:30 pm
The 12th edition of the Buffalo Living Tour will be expanding geographically when the event returns on Saturday, June 29.
Erie County Fair's popular vet camp returns in 2019
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 10:00 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society will again offer children between the ages of 11-14 the opportunity to work first-hand with veterinarians and animals. The Erie County Fair vet camp, a half-day education immersion experience, will take place Tuesday, Aug. 13, and Thursday, Aug. 15.
Grand Island: D-Day Medal of Honor recipients honored with bell tolling
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island's Charles DeGlopper and the 12 other men who received the Medal of Honor for their heroism during the D-Day invasion 75 years ago this week were remembered with a bell tolling ceremony.
Island of Hope: Cooking up a cure: Honorary Survivor Lindsey Sterner
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Lindsey Sterner, a 39-year-old mother of two who works at Fresenius Kabi on Grand Island, described her younger child as a miracle. Miles, age 17 months, was conceived after Sterner had completed treatments for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Rotary Gazebo in Town Commons torn down
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club Gazebo in the Town Commons is no more after it was demolished Thursday morning.
DEC accepting applications for volunteer fire assistance grants
Wed, Jun 5th 2019 11:45 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting applications for federally funded volunteer fire assistance grants, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced. The deadline for applications is June 28.
Locals looking to lead Niagara Power in '19
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 01:50 pm
Summer is here, and that means the return of Niagara Power baseball.
Erie County Legislature: Island Dispatch receives proclamation
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 07:00 am
The Erie County Legislature at its May 9 meeting commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Island Dispatch.
Memorial Day on Grand Island
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
"I've been doing this for the last three years," said Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray at Monday's town ceremony in DeGlopper Park, which is undergoing reconstruction. "And I have never seen this many people here before."

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