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Notaro Chiropractic Group expands East Amherst, new Maple Road location in Williamsville
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 06:55 am
The Notaro Chiropractic Group, which has a location on Grand Island, will have a new location at 950 Maple Road in Williamsville opening Jan. 30.
Poloncarz appoints Szymanski Erie County director of workforce development
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 12:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced his appointment of Geoffrey M. Szymanski as Erie County director of workforce development. In that position, he serves as executive director of the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board.
Grand Island Town Board: Proposed tree ordinance not taking root
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
A proposed town tree ordinance is going back to committee following another public hearing before the Grand Island Town Board Monday.
Inauguration Day on Grand Island
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island has announced the inauguration of the newly elected officials will take place at noon Wednesday, Jan. 1, at the Grand Island Community Center in the Nike Base, 3278 Whitehaven Road.
Last-minute Christmas gift makes 'a fitting tribute' to DeGlopper
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
The DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee is recommending a fitting Christmas gift for the Island's veterans.
Golden Age Center: Sold! It's Snow Wonderful fetches $ at Festival of Trees
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
A group from the town's Golden Age Center has used its Christmas spirit to raise money for Children's Hospital.
Neighbors Foundation conducts annual holiday food drive
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
This year's Neighbors Foundation food drive once again supported dozens of Island families in temporary need this holiday season.
Grand Island businesses recovering after plaza fire
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
A fire on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Tai Pei restaurant, 2315 Grand Island Blvd., has impacted neighboring businesses in the same plaza.
GIHS takes Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District's coaching staff and supporters of the Unified basketball team took the plunge this weekend for the Special Olympics.
GIFC helps Light Up the Boulevard
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
Santa Claus (Noah Teator) and an elf (Megan Stanley) of the Grand Island Fire Co. rode ladder truck No. 6 last Saturday in the Light Up the Boulevard Parade to the Town Commons, where Santa lit the town Christmas tree. (Photo by Larry Austin)
2019 poverty initiatives allocation designates over $1.6 million in county antipoverty grants
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 06:10 pm
Sixteen local organizations have been designated to receive over $1.6 million in grant funding as part of the 2019 poverty initiatives allocation following recommendations from the Erie County Poverty Committee, which evaluated 61 proposals from qualified not-for-profit agencies seeking to provide transformational projects that empower those living in or at risk of falling into poverty.
Help Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission 'Feed the Falls'
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 04:30 pm
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission is in need of volunteers for its "Feed the Falls" Christmas program.
Want a unique holiday present? Purchase a 12-day pass to 2020 Erie County Fair
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 02:25 pm
For a limited time, the Erie County Agricultural Society will offer 12-day gate admission passes to the 181st Erie County Fair for $35. The sale began today and will continue until the limited supply is gone. Passes allow for one gate admission per day of the Erie County Fair (passes do not include parking.)
Golden Age Center: Light Up the Boulevard supported at GAC
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
In support of the annual Light Up the Boulevard parade and festival, several Golden Age Center members have created a miniature replica of this event. Members who helped make this indoor version are, pictured, standing: Pat Ehinger, sitting: Lorraine Wilcox, kneeling: Anna Vaccaro.
Kelly's Country Store makes donation to DeGlopper Memorial
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Each year, Kelly's Country Store donates a portion of the previous year's proceeds of their on-site fresh Christmas tree sales to worthy causes that are dear to the Kelly family. The Kelly family choose the DeGlopper Memorial because this is the place on Grand Island where residents, past, present and future who proudly serve their country, are remembered and honored.
Grand Island Town Board: Residents concerned with suspected solar farm
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Suspicious that a new solar farm will be developed in their neighborhood, several Islanders criticized plans to rezone two pieces of property near the intersection of Alvin and Whitehaven roads up the road from the WNY Welcome Center.
Above and Beyond: Sadkowski chosen 2020 chief of Grand Island Fire Co.
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island firefighters chose 2020 firematic and administrative officers during annual elections held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at fire headquarters.
Grand Island Town Board: Light Up the Boulevard 2019 dedicated to Fran McMahon
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 06:55 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation at its regular meeting Monday in Town Hall extolling this weekend's Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Light Up the Boulevard Parade and Festival.
Erie County credit rating boom: Kroll Bond Rating Agency assigns AA-, 'stable' outlook to county bonds
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 03:20 pm
The Erie County Division of Budget and Management announced Kroll Bond Rating Agency ("KBRA") assigned a long-term rating of AA- and a "stable" outlook for Erie County bonds, another affirmative sign from an independent financial entity that the county's fiscal profile is strong and stable in 2019. In early November, Moody's Investor's Service ("Moody's") upgraded Erie County's credit rating to A1, up from A2, and noted a "stable" outlook for the county, as well, marking the highest rating the county has reached with Moody's since 1976.
Buffalo Botanical Gardens continues to gather support for a 40,000-square-foot expansion
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:00 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc. adopted a master plan for the future of the Botanical Gardens and has engaged the community to measure and gain support for the proposed 40,000-square-foot expansion. Informational meetings have been conducted with local community organizations, partners, government entities and community leaders to explain the expansion plan and secure input to ensure the plan addresses the needs of the community.
Fairgrounds Festival of Lights begins; region's largest holiday festival
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 07:00 am
On Friday, Nov. 29, the switch will be flipped to illuminate more than 1 million lights as the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights opens its 15th season. This time-honored, Western New York holiday tradition takes place at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
Scientists share updates, including maps, from Tonawanda Coke Soil Study
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
On Thursday, scientists hosted a community meeting to update the public on the Tonawanda Coke Soil Study.
Grand Island Town Board: Plaza business wants panhandling addressed
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
A Grand Island Plaza business is asking the Grand Island Town Board for help in addressing the issue of panhandlers.
Trinity United Methodist Church: 'Pink Bag Ladies' support veterans again
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
The "Pink Bag Ladies" at Trinity United Methodist Church, who make care packages for female veterans serving in all the armed services all around the world, have turned their charity to male veterans this season.
St. Stephen collecting cleaning supplies for local households
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
This Christmas, Sister Johnice Rzadkiewicz and the Response To Love Center on Buffalo's East side, at 130 Kosciuszko St., are asking for help once again.
Taste NY at WNY Welcome Center to host Holiday Makers Market
Fri, Nov 22nd 2019 05:00 pm
The Taste NY Market at the Western NY Welcome Center has gathered an array of local artisans to host a Holiday Makers Market for the community.
Erie County has first building to fly Purple Heart flag daily
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 04:45 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns and the Military Order of the Purple Heart flew the Purple Heart flag Tuesday on the Church Street side of Old County Hall, making the venue the first county building to raise the Purple Heart flag as an ongoing display of patronage, hope and visibility for Purple Heart recipients.
Erie County energy performance contract identifies millions in energy savings
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 04:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works has announced the approval of a county energy performance contract designed to drive energy-efficiency improvements in Erie County facilities. The EPC is the end result of a project designed to select a group of facility improvement measures that will pay for themselves through energy savings in 39 years or less.
Erie County designated as a 'Clean Energy Community'
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 11:05 am
Erie County has been designated a "Clean Energy Community" by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, recognizing the county's leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy locally. Erie County received the designation for completing four of 10 high-impact clean energy actions identified by NYSERDA as part of the $16 million Clean Energy Communities initiative announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in August 2016.
Koch honored with proclamation
Sat, Nov 16th 2019 07:00 am
The late William Koch was honored at the Nov. 4 Grand Island Town Board meeting with a town proclamation noting his lifelong advocacy for preservation of area history.
Gworeks celebrate 50th anniversary
Sat, Nov 16th 2019 07:00 am
Sandy and Bill Gworek Sr. will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this month.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: District governor makes visit
Sat, Nov 16th 2019 07:00 am
Bob Artis, the Rotary District 7090 governor, visited the Rotary Club of Grand Island's recent breakfast meeting to share Rotary International President Mark Maloney's theme for the 2019-20 year: "Rotary Connects The World."
Island Pets and Feed open in new location
Sat, Nov 9th 2019 07:00 am
After 12 years in business on the Island, Lynda Gieselman and the family at Island Pets and Feed decided it was time to fly the nest of their old business location and move on up the boulevard.
3rd annual Veteran Parade held at GICSD
Sat, Nov 9th 2019 07:00 am
Island veterans paraded through the halls of the Grand Island High School and Veronica Connor Middle School Thursday to the applause and thanks of Island schoolchildren in the third annual Veterans Parade.
GOP sweeps town election races
Sat, Nov 9th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island Republicans swept back into office after handily winning all the offices up for grabs Tuesday on Election night.
Warrior Boats debut in Western New York
Sat, Nov 9th 2019 07:00 am
Founded in the early '90s and based in Melrose, Minnesota, this manufacturer of premier fishing boats built for challenging conditions has been popular with fishermen on Midwest lakes, even up into the Lake Winnipeg area of Manitoba.
Poinsettias, railways, Santa & more holiday events at Botanical Gardens
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 07:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced its annual poinsettia and railway exhibit will run Nov. 29 through Jan. 5. It also announced the annual Santa's workshop event and a new terrarium make-it, take-it workshop for kids will take place Dec. 14. A "BuffaLove Dollar Admission Day" will round out the fun on Dec. 27 to celebrate the holiday season.
Moody's raises Erie County credit rating to A1
Wed, Nov 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Erie County Division of Budget and Management announced Moody's Investor's Service, on Tuesday, upgraded Erie County's credit rating to A1, up from A2, and noted a "stable" outlook for the county.
 

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