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McMurray sets sights on primary
Sat, Mar 2nd 2024 06:55 am
Former Grand Island supervisor Nate McMurray has decided to forego the April 30 special election for the 26th District Congressional seat in favor of an all-out effort for the June 25 primary.
Preparing for solar eclipse viewing in Erie County
Fri, Mar 1st 2024 09:30 am
On April 8, a total solar eclipse will be visible in Erie County. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, with the most recent total solar eclipse happening in Western New York way back in 1925. The next total solar eclipse in the U.S. will not happen again until 2044. With Buffalo and Erie County in the path of totality, we expect large crowds and an influx in tourists to visit our region.
Yockey wedding on Grand Island
Fri, Mar 1st 2024 09:25 am
The families of Tyler Yockey and Michele Aronica are pleased to announce their marriage. The couple married Saturday, Feb. 24, at St. Martin-In-The Fields Episcopal Church on Grand Island.
Diocese of Buffalo announces appointees
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 04:40 pm
The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo recently promoted Melissa Potzler, Esq., to the role of chancellor.
Eco Island offers 3rd graders opportunity to be scientists
Sat, Feb 24th 2024 07:05 am
Owls are unable to move their eyes in their head. If they want to see in another direction than forward, they must swivel their heads. Owl heads can swivel for at least 270 degrees. Owl eyes are huge, and owls are adapted to see well enough in the dark to hunt for mice, voles, and other small birds and animals. Owls are nearly colorblind because keen color vision is not essential for animals that are active mostly at night (nocturnal).
Erie County Sheriff John Garcia: Stop crimes of opportunity
Sat, Feb 24th 2024 07:00 am
As a Grand Island resident, Erie County Sheriff John Garcia takes personally the quest to end the rise in vehicle thefts in town - six total in 2024.
2024 Buffalo-Niagara Boat Show to take place at Niagara Falls Convention Center
Thu, Feb 22nd 2024 07:55 pm
The 2024 Buffalo-Niagara Boat Show will be held March 21-24 at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, 310 Fourth St.
Screening made simple: Erie County's Cancer Services Program & Tops Friendly Markets offer free colorectal cancer FIT kits
Thu, Feb 22nd 2024 10:45 am
The Erie County Cancer Services Program (CSP) will hand out free FIT kits at 12 Tops Friendly Markets in March for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Tops celebrates 31st year helping JDRF find a cure for Type 1 diabetes
Wed, Feb 21st 2024 06:55 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is once again partnering with JDRF as it embark on a 54th year to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). This year, the campaign will begin Sunday, Feb. 25, and run through Saturday, March 16. The goal is to raise money to help fund research toward finding a cure for T1D.
Buffalo City Mission receives donation of more than 100 children's winter coats from Northtown Subaru
Wed, Feb 21st 2024 06:55 pm
On Wednesday, the Buffalo City Mission received a charitable donation of more than 100 children's winter coats from Northtown Subaru. The donation comes as part of the annual "Subaru Loves to Help" initiative in partnership with Operation Warm.
Roycrofters announce artisan jury, invites summer exhibitors
Mon, Feb 19th 2024 10:35 am
The Roycrofters-At-Large Association (RALA) announced it will jury its masters and new prospective artisans seeking membership as Roycroft renaissance artisans for its 2024 cohort on Saturday, April 6.
Town of Grand Island says persistent poor drainage needs permanent relief
Sat, Feb 17th 2024 07:00 am
Flooding similar to what occurred Jan. 26 on Grand Island's north end has been an ongoing problem in search of an effective remedy. And the town has resolved to be proactive in finding relief.
Grand Island artists to shine at show
Sat, Feb 17th 2024 07:00 am
A group of six Grand Island artists is launching an art show next week at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 E. River Road.
Patrols increased to combat vehicle thefts on Grand Island
Sat, Feb 17th 2024 06:55 am
Grand Island has ramped up police patrols in response to a rise in car thefts over previous years, according to a letter Supervisor Peter Marston posted on the town's official website Feb. 8.
Grand Island Board of Education recognizes volleyball coach
Sat, Feb 17th 2024 06:55 am
The Grand Island Board of Education recognized junior varsity boys' volleyball coach Shaun Quinn at its Feb. 10 meeting, held at Grand Island High School.
Advancement of Kensington Expressway project to 'reconnect east Buffalo communities'
Fri, Feb 16th 2024 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "a major milestone" in the "transformative" Kensington Expressway Project, which "will reconnect neighborhoods within east Buffalo that have been divided for generations, while providing much-needed green space and a new vibrancy to the entire community."
Buffalo man sentenced for stealing city parking meters
Thu, Feb 15th 2024 05:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 51-year-old Peter P. Christopher of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Buffalo City Court Judge Shannon M. Heneghan to one year in jail.
Niagara Falls State Park announces drawing for Indigenous artisan permits
Wed, Feb 14th 2024 04:45 pm
The drawing for six permits for the 2024 Indigenous Artisan Market at Niagara Falls State Park will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, at the DeVeaux Woods State Park Castellani Building, 3160 DeVeaux Woods Drive E., Niagara Falls.
Serial shoplifter to serve prison sentence
Wed, Feb 14th 2024 04:40 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 38-year-old Justin K. White of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before State Supreme Court Justice Betty Calvo-Torres to 31/2 to 7 years in prison.
Catholic Health hosts graduate RN networking event
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 02:25 pm
Catholic Health is hosting a networking event for graduate registered nurses and prospective graduates on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the M Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Light refreshments will be served, with the evening program as follows:
Marston: Make Grand Island a no-flood zone
Sat, Feb 10th 2024 07:05 am
A drenching rainstorm and snow melt on Jan. 26 left a wet footprint of dangerous flooding on several Island roadways. Supervisor Peter Marston wants to eliminate the possibility that such a "massive flooding event" ever again impedes travel and blocks neighborhoods on Grand Island.
Joint Town Board, Board of Education meeting focuses on collaboration
Sat, Feb 10th 2024 07:00 am
One of the unique things about Grand Island is the regular meetings that the Grand Island Town Board and the Board of Education hold to discuss collaborative efforts, as well for each governing body to share updates, said Sue Marston, vice president of the Board of Education at a Jan. 29 joint meeting of the two groups.
Aldi eyes Grand Island site
Sat, Feb 10th 2024 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Peter Marston confirmed that Aldi is close to closing a deal that would bring the popular discount grocery store to Grand Island.
Kearns sponsors special one-stop passport acceptance fairs
Fri, Feb 9th 2024 02:15 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns announced his office will conduct "Passports on the Move" outreach events in March at select AAA travel and insurance centers throughout Erie County. This community event is for first-time passport applicants only.
Law enforcement out in force over Super Bowl weekend
Thu, Feb 8th 2024 07:35 pm
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special effort to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens celebrates 'Love Week' with new orchid exhibit
Thu, Feb 8th 2024 07:25 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens welcomes visitors back to celebrate the most romantic month of the year for the popular "Love Week," happening Feb. 9-18 both during the day and in the evenings.
Alzheimer's Association presents 4th annual Black Caregivers Conference
Thu, Feb 8th 2024 06:55 pm
The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will present its 4th annual Black Caregivers Conference from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Frank E. Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo. People also can participate via Zoom.
Defendant sentenced to 15 years in prison for targeting hotel clerks in armed robbery spree across Erie County
Mon, Feb 5th 2024 11:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 26-year-old Abdi Kadir of Buffalo was sentenced this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Suzanne Maxwell Barnes to 15 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision. He was sentenced today as a second violent felony offender.
NYS general permit now available to expedite recovery efforts after major storm events
Mon, Feb 5th 2024 04:05 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have issued the first state programmatic general permit (NYSPGP-1), which authorizes activities to facilitate the recovery and restoration of damaged properties, projects, aquatic resources, and infrastructure following major storm events.
NYS EFC accepting applications for $325 million in grants for critical water infrastructure projects
Mon, Feb 5th 2024 04:00 pm
New York State Environmental Facilities Corp. President and CEO Maureen A. Coleman announced the application period is open for $325 million in state grants for critical water infrastructure projects.
NFTA to receive $201,160 through Public Transportation Emergency Relief program
Mon, Feb 5th 2024 04:00 pm
Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced nearly $110 million in funding to eight public transportation providers and state departments of transportation in six states and one U.S. territory to help communities recover from recent natural disasters.
Shaded Dahlia Piercing & Tattoo Parlor story, part II: The art of the tattoo
Sat, Feb 3rd 2024 07:00 am
Daniel Black, who co-owns the Shaded Dahlia Piercing & Tattoo Parlor, in the Grand Island Plaza, has worked as a tattoo artist since he began his apprenticeship in 2005, except for his seven years in active duty with the U.S. Army infantry, from 2009-16. In this interview, Daniel and his wife, Sara, talk about tattooing as an art form.
Safeguarding your confidentiality: Island Ship Center's secure shredding services
Sat, Feb 3rd 2024 07:00 am
In the era of information overload and heightened concerns about data security, the importance of secure document disposal cannot be overstated. At Island Ship Center, our independently owned community pack and ship store, we understand the significance of safeguarding your confidential information. That's why we're proud to offer secure shredding services in collaboration with our trusted partner, Shred-it.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Heard about the total eclipse coming April 8?
Sat, Feb 3rd 2024 07:00 am
We're excited to share an exceptional learning opportunity with you! The Rotary Club of Grand Island has graciously invited Dr. Kevin Williams, the esteemed director of the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at SUNY Buffalo State University and associate professor of geosciences, to deliver a captivating presentation on the upcoming solar eclipse.
Grand Island farming: Eating good in our neighborhood
Sat, Feb 3rd 2024 07:00 am
Forget, for a moment, that we're in the dead of winter, maybe even suffering a touch of the seasonal blues. Here's a story about farming on Grand Island to warm your hearts and stomachs and send the winter doldrums packing.
GICSD offers Youth Mental Health First Aid training to all district employees
Sat, Feb 3rd 2024 07:00 am
Youth mental health is in crisis, according to Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, who, in December 2021, stated that mental health challenges were leading to "devastating effects" for young people, according to a March 21, 2023, article in The New York Times.
Banko joins Simply Amazed Salon
Sat, Feb 3rd 2024 06:55 am
Kimberly Banko recently joined the team of professionals at Simply Amazed Salon. A third-generation Islander, Banko has 15-plus years' experience and has always had a passion for doing hair.
Buffalo AKG Art Museum receives $50,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts
Thu, Feb 1st 2024 09:40 am
The Buffalo AKG Art Museum announced it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects award of $50,000. This grant will support "Stanley Whitney: How High the Moon," what the AKG called "the first retrospective exhibition to trace the evolution of artist Stanley Whitney's wholly unique and powerful abstractions over the course of his 50-year career."
Celebrate National Wear Red Day with 'STEM Goes Red'
Tue, Jan 30th 2024 02:05 pm
The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement celebrates Friday, Feb. 2, as National Wear Red Day to raise awareness that heart disease is women's No. 1 killer.
Higgins announces grant opportunity for local fire departments
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 01:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program is now open with a deadline of 5 p.m. March 8.

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