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Klock anniversary
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 06:55 am
Jo and Paul Klock of Grand Island celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a Mass at St. Stephen R.C. Church and a dinner at the Como Restaurant with family and friends.
Erie County Department of Health receives national recognition
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:00 pm
The National Association of County and City Health Officials recognized the Erie County Department of Health as Large Local Health Department of the Year at the 2018 NACCHO annual conference held this week in New Orleans. ECDOH received the award as a result of the department's communitywide leadership in developing programs and strategies to combat the opioid epidemic.
Grand Island Chamber: KidBiz hits Town Commons with another successful year
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:05 am
Cars lined the streets along the Town Commons last weekend to support kids selling their products at KidBiz, the annual event for young entrepreneurs to sell goods and products.
Can You Help: Mary Dunbar-Daluisio Memorial
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:05 am
Relay For Life of Grand Island is dedicated to continuing to share Mary Dunbar-Daluisio's hope with all cancer survivors and caregivers.
Grand Island Town Board: Town Hall celebration
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:00 am
The contractor that provides garbage pickup for the Town of Grand Island is catching up on its work, the Town Board was told Monday.
Grand Island Fire Co.: EMS crews respond to 9 calls on 4th of July
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Co. volunteer firefighters were busy responding to first aid calls all day during the Fourth of July holiday, the GIFC reports.
Kaegebein Courtyard part of Grand Island Garden Walk
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:00 am
Sunday's Grand Island Garden Walk will include a stop at a courtyard maintained by the fastest growing garden club on the Island: the Kaegebein Garden Club.
Grand Island: Holiday Inn Express open for business
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Holiday Inn Express is now a reality.
Kearns: Additional weekend auto bureau service hours
Fri, Jul 6th 2018 05:10 pm
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns announced the Northtowns Auto Bureau is officially expanding to offer additional weekend hours. Joined by Tonawanda Legislator Kevin Hardwick, Kearns announced the Northtowns Auto Bureau will begin Saturday service on July 28.
Erie County budget monitoring report reveals robust sales tax growth
Fri, Jul 6th 2018 05:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Budget and Management announced the preliminary findings of the budget monitoring report (BMR) for May, which indicated strong growth of 4.93 percent in sales tax through April, and also showed an accompanying positive variance of $9,552,893 for May year-to-date. By comparison, the May 2017 BMR indicated an unfavorable variance of $8,478,351, which means the May position for Erie County has improved by $18,031,244 when comparing the two years.
Erie County Fair: Circus 'under the big top' added to free entertainment lineup
Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 05:25 pm
Audiences at the 179th Erie County Fair this August will be amazed and dazzled by a collection of international circus performers in the all-new "Cyrk LIVE!" show to debut on Aug. 8. "Cyrk LIVE!," a custom produced show created especially for the Erie County Fair, will feature cycling stars, amazing aerial artists, eccentric jugglers and comedy. The family-friendly, single-ring spectacular will take place under a colorful European-style big top tent that will host three shows on weekdays and four shows on weekends.
'ARP' Thomas Insana featured artist at Memorial Library
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:05 am
Thomas Insana's artwork will be on display at the Grand Island Memorial Library right before the holiday and continuing through the month of July.
July 4 on Grand Island
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:00 am
Join the Town of Grand Island for the 43rd annual Dick Bessel Independence Day Run and the 49th annual Independence Day Parade! The kids run begins at 9 a.m. and the adult run starts at 9:10 a.m.
Grand Island School Board welcomes new staff members
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:00 am
On Monday, the Grand Island School Board held its regular meeting in the Professional Development room at Grand Island High School. Among other agenda items, the School Board welcomed seven new members to its staff.
Garden Walk set for July 8
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Garden Walk Committee is hosting the Grand Island Garden walk, featuring gardens across the town. The walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Maps of the walk are available at the Town Commons gazebo.
KidBiz hits the Town Commons this weekend
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 06:55 am
In 2008, a young and aspiring entrepreneur ventured down into his basement, grabbed an armful of old toys and sold them at KidBiz. Ten years later, KidBiz is still running strong on Grand Island.
Island resident wins Northwest's $25,000 sweepstakes
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 06:55 am
Twelve-year Islander Albert Hujer was the lucky winner of Northwest Bank's $25,000 Home Makeover Sweepstakes. Results were revealed late last week.
Enrollment begins for study on public health impacts of Tonawanda Coke emissions & other pollutants
Thu, Jun 28th 2018 08:20 pm
How has air pollution affected the health of communities in Grand Island, the City of Tonawanda and Town of Tonawanda?
Soma Cura brings free yoga to 5 parks - from Buffalo to Niagara Falls
Wed, Jun 27th 2018 09:00 pm
Now through the end of August, Soma Cura Wellness Center is leading six free outdoor yoga classes each week in area park settings - and one just for kids, too.
DA investigation finds no criminal violations by ECWA
Wed, Jun 27th 2018 09:00 pm
Following the release of the New York State Authorities Budget Office (ABO) report, the Erie County district attorney's office immediately conducted an investigation into the Erie County Water Authority (ECWA) to determine if any criminal violations had occurred.
Northwest Bank robbed on Grand Island
Wed, Jun 27th 2018 03:10 pm
Around mid-afternoon Wednesday, the Northwest Bank on Grand Island, 2300 Grand Island Blvd., was robbed by an unknown suspect.
Fantasy Island opens daily for summer with Fairy Tale Forest debut
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:00 am
Fantasy Island kicked off the summer 2018 season Tuesday with daily operations and the debut of Fairy Tale Forest, a re-imagined children's area.
Buckhorn State Park part of quarantine
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:00 am
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has established a quarantine following the detection of 51 European cherry fruit flies in 2017.
Grand Island Town Board: Whitehaven residents blast planned solar array at public hearing
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:00 am
Residents on Whitehaven Road threw shade on a proposed solar power project proposed for their neighborhood.
Grand Island: Town Hall campus welcomes back historic cupola for visit
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:00 am
Fifty years after the demolition of old Town Hall, the historic cupola that sat atop the building has been returned to the Baseline Road campus of Island government.
Morinello, Jacobs to hold free Alzheimer's awareness event on Grand Island
Fri, Jun 22nd 2018 08:00 pm
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello and New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs will offer a free, one-hour Alzheimer's Awareness event from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.
M&T Bank promotes Alan E. Govern to group vice president
Wed, Jun 20th 2018 07:40 pm
Alan E. Govern has been promoted to group vice president at M&T Bank. Govern has been with M&T for eight years, having most recently held the title of administrative vice president.
Help Diamonds in the Ruff
Mon, Jun 18th 2018 07:00 am
A fundraiser to benefit Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue will be held Friday, July 6, at the Flying Bison Brewery, 840 Seneca St., Larkinville. The fundraiser will be in the form of a general category trivia contest with four-person teams. To register a team, call 716-775-0106 or 716-361-1145.
Family Justice Center comes to Grand Island
Sat, Jun 16th 2018 07:00 am
Domestic violence is a crime that "is all about power and control," said Mary Travers Murphy, executive director of the Family Justice Center, speaking at the FJC's annual fundraising breakfast on June 8. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, "domestic violence is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion or nationality." One of those communities is Grand Island.
Planning Board OKs solar array
Sat, Jun 16th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Planning Board Monday recommended approval of a solar power plant on a 42-acre parcel fronting Whitehaven Road.
Island of Hope: GI Relay For Life recalls longtime chairwoman
Sat, Jun 16th 2018 07:00 am
Mary Dunbar-Daluisio's spirit of hope was felt Friday, June 8, in the first Grand Island Relay For Life since her passing.
Clerk's office teams up with Erie County veterans & businesses to raise money for countywide veterans' posts
Fri, Jun 15th 2018 06:35 pm
Erie County veterans mark Flag Day by launching new fundraising campaign to raise money for Veterans Post Restoration of Erie County, NY Inc.
Erie County Fair: Daily flag retreat ceremony to honor veterans & active military
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 10:35 am
The 179th Erie County Fair will see the inauguration of a daily patriotic tradition that will honor veterans and active military members. Beginning Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. and continuing each evening during the 12-day run of the fair, a flag retreat ceremony will be held at Slade Park. Each ceremony will be presented by Made In America stores.
Grand Island Town Board: Menter appointed new supervisor at Golden Age Center
Sat, Jun 9th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board has appointed Jennifer Menter as the new recreation supervisor at the Town of Grand Island Golden Age Center.
Erie County Parks looking for Junior Park Rangers
Sat, Jun 9th 2018 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry is bringing back its popular "Junior Park Ranger" program for 2018 and is encouraging parks visitors aged 4 to 104 to start exploring Erie County Parks and recording their experiences in their free Erie County Park System Passport, available to download or at designated pick-up points in select parks.
Grand Island Central School District: 3 named Distinguished Alumni
Sat, Jun 9th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District introduced three new members of its Distinguished Alumni list at a ceremony June 1.
Grand Island Town Board: Public hearing set for Whitehaven solar array
Sat, Jun 9th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board set a public hearing for a special use permit application to build what one council member called the biggest solar farm in the state.
Grand Island native announces campaign for New York State Senate's 60th District
Sat, Jun 9th 2018 07:00 am
Carima El-Behairy, who grew up on Grand Island and now lives in Buffalo, has announced her campaign for the New York State Senate's 60th District.
Kearns & Howard address security concerns at county auto bureaus
Wed, Jun 6th 2018 05:10 pm
On Wednesday, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns announced the Erie County Sheriff's Office will conduct an assessment of security at each of the county's 11 auto bureau offices and mobile locations. Kearns has also written to the Erie County Legislature, requesting the appropriate committee consider and review the issue of security at local auto bureaus.
Island eateries to take part in Taste of Buffalo
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced May 30 the complete lineup of restaurants, food trucks, and wineries that will participate in the 2018 food festival, which takes place July 7 and 8 in downtown Buffalo. Fifty-three restaurants, including two from Grand Island, will be on site this year for the Taste's 35th birthday celebration.

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