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Solarize Grand Island campaign to hold more outreach events
Sat, Aug 4th 2018 07:00 am
The Solarize Grand Island campaign is well underway. The campaign has signed up over 60 residents for free evaluations. The campaign has held three workshop events and four table events throughout June and July with more planned.
GI National Night Out set for Tuesday
Sat, Aug 4th 2018 07:00 am
Residents of Grand Island are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across approximately 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide for National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.
Events planned at Island Ship Center
Sat, Aug 4th 2018 06:55 am
Three events at the Island Ship Center are now becoming popular autumn/winter get-togethers at the Grand Island's Spa of Shipping.
'Singing Sundae' debuts at Casey's Cabana
Sat, Aug 4th 2018 06:55 am
Duo Angela Ziegler and Ron LoCurto performed Sunday at Casey's Cabana in Ferry Village in the eatery's debut of "Singing Sundae." Casey's Cabana launched Casey's Creamery, offering hard ice cream, milkshakes and ice cream sundaes.
Cleveland Browns add Grand Island's Kaniecki to personnel staff
Sat, Jul 28th 2018 07:05 am
The Cleveland Browns recently announced Grand Island native Scott Kaniecki will transition from a scouting assistant to defensive quality control coach.
Town of Grand Island: Residents urged to fight Tonawanda Coke
Sat, Jul 28th 2018 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said citizens need to band together against Tonawanda Coke Corp. "to make sure they don't get away literally with murder."
175th anniversary celebration to include rummage sale
Sat, Jul 28th 2018 07:00 am
Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Wheatfield is holding a rummage sale in support of its 175th anniversary activities.
Upgrades made at Golden Age Center
Sat, Jul 28th 2018 07:00 am
Jennifer Menter, recreation supervisor at the Golden Age Center, reports that this spring and early this summer, the GAC had some "major updates and improvements to our building and grounds, to further protect, improve, and update this second home for many senior citizens in our community."
Disc golf beginner clinic set for Beaver Island
Wed, Jul 25th 2018 06:30 pm
Beaver Island State Park announced members of the WNY Disc Golf Club will offer a clinic for beginner and recreational disc golfers looking to improve their game. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 30, at the park. The clinic will cover such things as proper ways to drive and putt, as well as disc selection and course etiquette.
#FindYourNextAdventure at an Erie County park
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 03:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced a summertime photo contest asking residents to #FindYourNextAdventure at an Erie County park and to send photos of the adventure fun.
EC Commission on Status of Women releases 'Women in Elected Office' report
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 03:05 pm
The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women ("ECCSW") on Monday released its report, "Women in Elected Office: Challenges and Opportunities in Erie County," detailing women's historical political participation and representation in both Erie County and local municipal governments, and outlining a number of challenges women face in seeking and holding elected office.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Niagara Greenway Commission & Beaver Island State Park to host 13th annual Paddles Up Niagara
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 07:00 am
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, the Niagara River Greenway Commission and Beaver Island State Park will host the 13th annual Paddles Up Niagara on Saturday, July 28. Paddlers will have the opportunity to take in the Island scenery, wetlands, heron rookery and an active bald eagle nesting area during the event (from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.). There is no entry fee for the event, and the community is encouraged to come out and enjoy the water with other paddlers.
Lions Club of Grand Island: More than 1,000 visit for Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 21st 2018 07:00 am
More than 1,000 children and their caregivers enjoyed the biggest picnic event on the Island Wednesday at the 60th annual Grand Island Lions Club Special Kids Picnic.
Grand Island Town Board: Whitehaven solar farm approved
Sat, Jul 21st 2018 07:00 am
Solar panels will go up this summer, developers said, after the Grand Island Town Board vote 4-1 Monday to approve a special use permit for a solar farm at 1611 Whitehaven Road near the power lines.
Grand Island Town Board votes for saving Scenic Woods
Sat, Jul 21st 2018 07:00 am
The idle Scenic Woods project awoke Monday with the board voting 4-1 to authorize the town attorney to prepare bond authorization documents that would keep the project alive.
Erie County Fair: New 'I-Hub' to promote innovation, imagination, ingenuity
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
The 179th Erie County Fair will see the debut of a newly created exhibit area with the goal of exciting Western New Yorker's about technology, engineering and the sciences. "I-Hub at the Fair," with the "I" standing for "innovation, imagination & ingenuity," will be located inside the fair's Showplace Building. The display will focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) businesses and education through daily demonstrations, interactive displays and hands-on activities.
Grand Island Board of Education leadership changes at reorganization meeting
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
With the start of the 2018-19 school year, a changing of the guard took place at Monday's Grand Island Board of Education reorganization meeting.
Zonta Club of Grand Island awards 5 scholarships
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island awarded five scholarships at its annual scholarship awards dinner held on June 26 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Gathering says 'Happy birthday, Grand Island Town Hall'
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Hall turned the big 5-0 this year and hosted a small birthday party Saturday to celebrate the milestone.
Grand Island Town Board: Paddles Up Niagara receives town proclamation
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation at its July 2 meeting in which the board "encourages all residents to attend the 13th annual Paddles Up Niagara."
Garden Walk 2018 held at 13 sites
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
The welcome mats at 13 properties on Grand Island were laid out for residents Sunday in the third annual Garden Walk.
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: Holiday Inn Express open for business
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Holiday Inn Express is now a reality.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.

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