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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Above and Beyond: GIFC celebrates its 80th birthday
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
Grand Island Fire Co. President Michael Dallessandro welcomed local government officials, family members, and special guests on Saturday, May 19, to commemorate 80 years of community protection by the GIFC.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life Honorary Survivor Maureen Tyson shares cancer journey
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
Twenty-five years ago, Mark and Maureen Tyson of Grand Island built a relationship while working in the laboratory of Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
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.
Komen WNY Race for the Cure to honor longtime volunteer, breast cancer survivor
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
Linda Gray, a longtime volunteer for Susan G. Komen and a breast cancer survivor, will be honored at the 2018 Western New York Race for the Cure on June 9 at Buffalo RiverWorks.
Casey's Cabana opens in Ferry Village
Sat, May 26th 2018 12:00 pm
Instead of looking for summer work like other people their age, three teenagers from Grand Island High School have spent much of their spring preparing to be their own bosses.
Grand Island Board of Education: 2018-19 budget amended
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
Just six days after the public overwhelming passed the 2018-19 budget, the Grand Island Board of Education amended the spending plan.
DeGlopper Park ready for first Memorial Day
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
The DeGlopper Memorial had a sprucing up in advance of Monday's Memorial Day ceremony.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Bogey's opens in Beaver Island State Park
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
Within a matter of weeks, Cyndy Montana of Grand Island went from candidate for town government to restaurant operator.
Public hearing held on comprehensive master plan
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
On Tuesday, Grand Island Deputy Supervisor and Committee Chair Jim Sharpe led a public meeting on the town's 2018 comprehensive plan update at the Grand Viking Theater at Grand Island High School.
H. David Myers, 'Father of Vikings Athletics,' passes away
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
Horace David Myers, "Father of Grand Island Athletics," passed away at 97 years of age in the Town of Tonawanda on May 13. He fought until his final minutes.
Grand Island: DeGlopper statue supported
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
As work continues on the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial in the center of Grand Island, about a dozen people held a peaceful gathering in the park to show their support for a statue depicting Charles DeGlopper with a rifle.
Grand Island Board of Education: Light turnout for district vote
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:35 pm
With all three candidates for Board of Education guaranteed election and the school budget staying within a state mandated tax cap, comparatively few citizens went to Grand Island High School Tuesday to vote in the school district's budget vote and trustee election.
Caution urged at West River Connector Trail project
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is asking residents and others to avoid using the West River Parkway until all construction work is completed this fall.
DeGlopper Memorial: Work moves ahead
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:00 am
Progress continues on the DeGlopper Memorial expansion in spite of a rejection by the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee to direct some funding to the project.
Grand Island Central School District: Active shooter drill set for May 22
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Central School District will conduct an active shooter training and lock-down drill Tuesday, May 22, at the Grand Island High School and Veronica Connor Middle School campus, 1100 Ransom Road.
Grand Island Town Board: Not all on board with Solarize Grand Island
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:00 am
The launch of the Solarize Grand Island program will take place at Town Hall Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to noon but not everyone in the Grand Island Town Board sees the program in the same light.
EC Central Police Services hosts Law Enforcement Memorial Service
Fri, May 11th 2018 06:55 pm
Law enforcement agencies in Erie County on Friday joined the Erie County Department of Central Police Services in an interfaith Law Enforcement Memorial Service at the Public Safety Campus in Buffalo, part of National Police Week events being held around the country in observance of the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers.
Erie County Public Works Department announces additional 2018 roadwork
Thu, May 10th 2018 10:40 am
The Erie County Department of Public Works has announced additional roadwork to be conducted in 2018 on higher-traffic roads across the county as part of its "Overlay A" and "Overlay B" projects.
Poloncarz, Hogues honor Susan Brazill as 2018 Erie County Senior of the Year
Tue, May 8th 2018 05:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Commissioner of Senior Services Timothy Hogues, representatives of the Senior Services department, family members and friends of Susan Brazill and staff from the East Aurora Senior Center on Tuesday as he recognized Brazill as Erie County's Senior of the Year for 2018.
Poloncarz, officials join to promote motorcycle safety, awareness
Mon, May 7th 2018 12:45 pm
On Friday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined in front of the Edward A. Rath county office building by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, elected officials and members of the law enforcement community, county members and officials from the American Bikers Aimed Toward Education ("ABATE") of NY Buffalo-Erie Chapter to start the motorcycle season with a call for increased safety and awareness.

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