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Kearns announces food drive benefit for families & neighbors affected by Saturday's shooting
Tue, May 17th 2022 09:15 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns announced his office, along with the auto bureau branches, is collecting nonperishable food items in an effort to assist the families and community affected by the shooting that took place Saturday in Buffalo.
ECDOH celebrates EMS personnel during Emergency Medical Services Week
Mon, May 16th 2022 04:50 pm
Day and night, in all seasons and settings, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and volunteers are ready to rise to the challenge of providing lifesaving care.
Memorial Day ceremony set
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 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 this country while in military service. These heroes are remembered each and every day, and will be honored on Memorial Day.
Kearns: $112 million in property tax delinquencies could lead to blight & vacancies across Erie County
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Western New York Law Center released a report produced by the Erie County Clerk's Zombies Task Force revealing $112 million in delinquent property taxes on thousands of properties, both residential and commercial, that each owe $500 or more throughout Erie County.
A look at the 2022-23 Grand Island Central School District budget
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
The vote on the Grand Island Central School District's proposed 2022-23 budget, as well as an election of two trustees from four candidates, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 17.
'The Best of Doug Smith': Son compiles treasure trove of dad's writings
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
The writings of journalist and longtime Grand Island resident the late Doug Smith are presented in a newly published book edited by his son, Joseph W. Smith III. Compiling "The Best of Doug Smith" was a labor of love for his son, whose appreciation for his dad's life's 68-year journalism career grew as the collection, itself, grew.
Farmers market reopens for season at Thompson farm
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
The new growing season means that farmers' markets are now open for business. Here on Grand Island, the Grand Island Farmers Market, held at Tom Thompson and Son farm, 2487 Long Road, reopened on a very windy May 7 with the sales of plants, hanging baskets, eggs, early produce and baked goods.
Matching the power of Niagara: Hydroplanes take to the water for first run of season
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
Ladies and gentlemen, please start your engines, as the 2022 season for hydroplanes kicks off at Gratwick Riverside Park in Tonawanda.
CycleNation celebrates survivors, raises funds to fight stroke
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:25 am
The popular CycleNation event returned to Buffalo on Thursday evening. The event, held at BAC for Women on Colvin, raised more than $50,000. For two hours, teams of four rode stationary bikes in a relay-style to help the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, fight stroke.
ECO offers household hazard help in Erie County
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:15 pm
On April 30, environmental conservation officer Damrath joined Erie County Chief Environmental Compliance Specialist John Hood at a household hazardous waste collection event in Orchard Park.
Hochul: Historic $140 million in arts & culture grant funding through New York State Council on the Arts
Wed, May 11th 2022 11:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced record grant funding is now available through the New York State Council on the Arts. The agency's first five grant opportunities of fiscal year 2023 are now open for artists and arts and culture organizations across New York.
Registration opens for Independent Health Foundation's 2022 'Kids Run' in Delaware Park
Tue, May 10th 2022 10:40 am
Returning to an in-person event to kick-off healthy activities all summer long, the Independent Health Foundation will again host its "Kids Run" at Delaware Park. The event is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 4.
Buffalo Sabres, Roswell Park to host prostate cancer screening event on May 11
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center are teaming up to host a free prostate cancer early detection event at KeyBank Center this Wednesday, May 11, from 3-7 p.m.
Letter Carriers food collection to benefit Grand Island Neighbors Foundation
Fri, May 6th 2022 11:50 am
The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 30th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 14.
PHOTOS: High school seniors honor teachers and coaches in Celebration of Inspiration
Fri, May 6th 2022 11:00 am
In 2013, Emily Reynolds, then a fifth grader at Huth Road Elementary School, was named Relay For Life's honorary caregiver for the love and attention that she showed her 8-year-old sister, Caralyn, who was going through cancer treatments.
ASI's 3rd annual 'Creative Professionals Exchange Conference' is 'a refreshing change of pace'
Fri, May 6th 2022 09:25 am
Originally scheduled for January, Arts Services Inc. is moving forward with the third annual "Creative Professionals Exchange" mini conference for artists and arts administrators. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 3-4 at the Herb & Jane Darling Environmental Education Center at Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo.
Higgins: $1.5 million for The Service Collaborative of WNY's YouthBuild Buffalo
Wed, May 4th 2022 05:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $1,500,000 awarded to The Service Collaborative of Western New York. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and administered through the Office of Workforce Investment's Division of Youth Services YouthBuild Program, the grant supports the development of career pathways for low-income or at-risk young adults in Western New York.
Catholic Charities receives $60,000 in donations from Amerigroup
Wed, May 4th 2022 09:55 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo is the recipient of recent donations totaling $60,000 from Amerigroup, a partner of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York.
Higgins announces Boxing Therapy for Parkinson's Access Act of 2022
Mon, May 2nd 2022 04:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, joined local veterans Monday to announce the Boxing Therapy for Parkinson's Access Act of 2022 (H.R. 6774). The bipartisan bill, introduced by Higgins and Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL-18), directs the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide coverage for boxing-based therapy classes to veterans diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.
Network in Aging of WNY presents senior health and resource fair
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:30 am
The Network in Aging of WNY is hosting a complimentary senior health and resource fair for members of the public.
GI BOE 'Meet the Candidates Night' scheduled for May 10
Sat, Apr 30th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island PTA Council will sponsor a "Meet the Candidates Night" for the upcoming Grand Island Central School District trustee election.
Grand Island wins county award for its trail system
Sat, Apr 30th 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island's system of trails, which includes hiking, bicycle and waterways (blueway trails), was honored April 22 with an environmental excellence award presented by the Erie County Environmental Management Council.
Tops reminds community of pharmaceutical drop-off locations during 21st annual National Drug Take Back Day
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 06:20 pm
Saturday, April 30, marks the 21st annual National Drug Take Back Day, hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Ryan applauds court decision to block demolition of Great Northern Grain Elevator
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 06:20 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan applauded the New York State Appellate Court for its decision to halt plans by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to demolish the historic Great Northern Grain Elevator on Ganson Street.
Tops awards $5,000 in free groceries/gas to Grand Island resident
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 06:00 pm
Tops is celebrating its 60th anniversary - and kicking off the 13th season of "Monopoly" with the return of its popular "Rip It & Bling" game. On Tuesday, Diane Gurbacki of Grand Island was awarded $5,000 in Tops gift cards, which may be redeemed for free gas or groceries.
Can You Help: John Fiore Foundation raising funds for Grand Island's Lauren Ode
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:55 pm
This year's (sort of, almost) "Famous Wheelbarrow of Booze" proceeds will benefit Grand Island resident Lauren Ode as she continues to beat breast cancer.
ECMC trauma center receives national reverification
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 11:55 am
Following a recent survey, ECMC has been reverified with zero deficiencies as a level 1 trauma center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes ECMC's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
CEPA announces 16th charitable auction to raise funds for exhibitions & educational programming
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 11:55 am
The Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts invites the Greater Buffalo community to join its 16th charitable auction at 6 p.m. Friday, May 20.
Sea lamprey control planned for Lake Erie tributaries
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 10:25 am
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel will apply lampricides to Cattaraugus Creek in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Erie counties to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom. The applications will be conducted between May 10-19, in accordance with state of New York permits. Applications will be complete in about five days. Application dates are tentative and may change based upon local weather or stream conditions near the time of treatment.
Village Inn is tops in 'Best Fish Fry' contest
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 09:00 am
Great teamwork and a time-tested recipe are the key ingredients to the success of the Village Inn's popular fish fry, says owner Mike Carr.
Hochul: Up to $1B to restore green space surrounding Kensington Expressway, $169.2M for school aid; $212.3M to local governments; income tax relief for 350,000 in WNY
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 03:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced regional investments in the fiscal year 2023 state budget to deliver for Western New York families.
GI BOE 'Meet the Candidates Night' scheduled for May 10
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 03:20 pm
The Grand Island PTA Council will sponsor a "Meet the Candidates Night" for the upcoming Grand Island Central School District trustee election.
National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week runs from April 24-30
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 03:20 pm
For the week of April 24-30, laboratories, health care facilities, academic institutions and public health departments will mark Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. This annual observance raises awareness, understanding and appreciation for laboratory professionals, and has been celebrated since 1975. The theme for Lab Week 2022 is "Giving the Gift of Health."
Rotary Club of Grand Island, Trinity UMC team to assist Afghan family
Sat, Apr 23rd 2022 07:00 am
Members of the Rotary Club of Grand Island and Trinity United Methodist Church extend a heartfelt, sincere thank you to all Islanders and friends who donated items to the recent "Home Again" program for a refugee family of nine from Afghanistan who recently moved into a fully furnished Buffalo apartment.
Grand Island Town Board sets May public hearings
Sat, Apr 23rd 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board set a number of public hearings for upcoming meetings at its April 18 Grand Island Town Board meeting. These include public hearings on preliminary plat approvals for five sections of the Southpointe development, which is bordered by Staley Road to the north, Love Road to the south, Baseline Road to the west and the I-190/South State Parkway to the east on Grand Island.
Arbor Day events scheduled for April 30
Sat, Apr 23rd 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island's Arbor Day celebration will be held on April 30 at the Community Center at the Nike Base, 3278 Whitehaven Road.
Grand Island Zonta sponsors Amelia Earhart STEM panel
Sat, Apr 23rd 2022 07:00 am
Five professional students from the University at Buffalo will inspire students to pursue careers in STEM fields of study during a panel discussion Wednesday, April 27, at the Grand Island High School Viking Theatre.
Residents to celebrate Earth Day with 'Clean UP' Grand Island
Sat, Apr 23rd 2022 07:00 am
Community members are welcome to participate in the town's second annual Islandwide "Clean UP," scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on April 23. Highway Superintendent Richard Crawford said individuals, families and other groups are welcome to participate in Grand Island's celebration of Earth Day. The event is being organized by a partnership, which includes the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, and the Niagara River Greenway Commission.
'High' COVID-19 community level prompts additional safety recommendations from Erie County Department of Health
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 05:10 pm
On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Erie County meets the indicators for a "high" coronavirus level. This level is based on the number of new daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents over seven days, new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population (seven-day total), and percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients (seven-day average).
Adjustment in COVID-19 transmission rate will not result in additional mandates for town, schools
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 07:00 am
Although Erie County's coronavirus community transmission level was adjusted from "low" to "medium" last week, there will be no change in town or school district rules, say both Town Supervisor John Whitney and Grand Island Central School District School Superintendent Dr. Brian Graham.

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