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River Lea Quilters Guild makes second donation
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 07:00 am
The second of two charitable donations by the River Lea Quilters Guild took place Tuesday at a picnic meeting of the group.
Grand Island soils to be tested for pollutants
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 07:00 am
Soil samples will be collected from homes in the southeastern part of Grand Island in August, said Jackie James-Creedon, executive director of Citizen Science Community Resources. That soil will be tested for 130 different types of contaminants, including benzene, pesticides, heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Island Dogs are back
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 07:00 am
Islanders have missed their Sahlen's hot dogs so much that they were trying to order food before the new Buffalo Dog House even opened.
Lawnmower Races called 'best ever'
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 07:00 am
The 2017 edition of the Grand Island Father's Day Lawnmower Races that took place Sunday was called the best ever by race organizers.
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, partners selected to host nationally recognized SPLASH event to celebrate clean water, engage community
Fri, Jun 23rd 2017 05:10 pm
Hundreds of Western New Yorkers will make a SPLASH and celebrate clean water and water-based activities on July 29 with Paddles Up Niagara 2017 presented nationally by Toyota.
Morinello cosponsors Grand Island toll legislation
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 10:10 am
Assemblymen Angelo J. Morinello, R-Niagara Falls, and Mickey Kearns, D-West Seneca, have joined forces to champion legislation (A.8535) that would ensure money generated from the use of the Grand Island bridges remains in the community.
Poloncarz: County sewer bond refunding would save $1.6 million
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:50 pm
On Monday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced a refunding of General Obligation Sewer District Bonds will be included in 2017 Erie County borrowing, an action that could result in approximately $1.687 million in savings for county sewer districts.
Jacobs calls for Thruway Authority to pay for 'negative community impact' of Grand Island tolls
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:45 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, has introduced legislation requiring the New York State Thruway Authority to pay an annual "impact fee" to the communities he said are detrimentally harmed from the tolls on the Grand Island Bridges.
St. Timothy Lutheran Church CCC to offer green thumb classes at first summer camp
Sat, Jun 17th 2017 07:00 am
New garden boxes at St. Timothy Lutheran Child Care Center are signs of a new program growing at the school.
Police locate vehicle involved in hit and run
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:40 pm
The New York State Police announced Thursday that the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident Tuesday has been located, but said, "No other information will be released at this time."
Relay For Life celebrates 15th year on Grand Island
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:30 pm
Tracy Schmidt said she attended past Grand Island Relay For Life events never knowing that one day she would be on stage during the opening ceremony telling her own family's cancer story.
Lawnmower Races, Relay For Life, receive 'Huge' Fuccillo support
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:20 pm
Fuccillo Chevrolet of Alvin Road on Grand Island is a checkered flag supporter of the Grand Island Father's Day Lawnmower Races, a fundraiser for the Grand Island Relay For Life. The company presented a huge $500 donation Tuesday to Relay For Life, which supports the American Cancer Society's efforts in the fight against cancer.
Erie County Amateur Golf Championships head to Elma Meadows
Wed, Jun 14th 2017 04:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, in conjunction with First Tee Western New York and the Buffalo District Golf Association ("BDGA"), has announced the sixth annual Erie County Amateur Golf Championships will be held on Saturday, July 8, and Sunday, July 9, at Elma Meadows Golf Course.
Fuccillo gives away two trips around the world to conclude 'Huge-A-Thon' 2017
Tue, Jun 13th 2017 04:40 pm
Fuccillo Automotive Group celebrated the conclusion of its annual statewide "Huge-A-Thon" 2017 event by giving away two trips around the world. Two grand-prizewinners were randomly selected during a drawing on Tuesday, June 6, at Fuccillo Hyundai of Syracuse. The trips are valued at $42,000 each.
The Yasgur Project to play at Father's Day Lawnmower Races
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 07:00 am
The Yasgur Project and Fluse are scheduled to play at the Father's Day Lawnmower Race event on West River Parkway June 18.
Father's Day set for lawn mower races
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 07:00 am
The annual Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Races and Classic Car Show will take place along the West River June 18. Lawn mower races will begin at noon with the kids race, followed by a celebrity race at 2 p.m., and racing from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life of Grand Island.
Leave GAC where it is, informal survey says
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 07:00 am
Islanders Pat Akinbami and Nancy Tobe told the Grand Island Town Board Monday that an informal poll of patrons at the Golden Age Center found unanimous support for leaving the center right where it is at the Nike Base.
Islander receives League of Women Voters Award
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island resident Roger Cook received the "Making Democracy Work" Award from the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara last Saturday, June 3.
Ladies of Charity school supply drive concludes
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 03:35 pm
Barbara Frase of Tonawanda was a longtime member of the Ladies of Charity. In 2000, she heard that the Ladies of Charity were collecting school supplies for needy school children. She told her friends in the Bishop's Committee Discussion Group, and they quickly filled a box of school supplies. Each year, the amount of supplies they collected increased.
Grand Island Town Board: No green light for green project as board tables special use permit for solar array
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 03:30 pm
After a member of the town's Conservation Advisory Board pointed out the environmental downside of a proposed green energy project, the Grand Island Town Board tabled approval of an applicant's special use permit request.
Grand Island Class of 1967 50th reunion
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 10:55 am
The Grand Island Class of 1967 50th reunion committee has been hard at work on lining things up for Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 6-8.
Moose Lodge presents scholarships
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 07:05 am
Grand Island Moose Lodge 180 presented two scholarships to members of the Grand Island High School Class of 2017 on May 17.
River Lea Quilters Guild makes donation
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 07:00 am
The River Lea Quilters Guild made the first of two charitable donations from money raised at its triennial quilt show.
Grand Island: Town miffed about mowing
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island Town Board vented their frustration this week with the state's care of the two parkways on the Island it's responsible for maintaining.
DA Flynn launches police liaison program to enhance relationship with law enforcers
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 04:50 pm
Earlier this week, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced he would implement the Police Council Program to ensure a closer working relationship between his office and 28 police agencies in Erie County.
Grand Island Board of Education: Federal budget blasted
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 03:05 pm
The federal budget received a failing grade from the Grand Island superintendent of schools at the May 15 Board of Education meeting.
Father's Day Lawnmower Race prep continues
Sat, May 27th 2017 04:50 pm
The committee organizing the annual Grand Island Father's Day Lawnmower Race & Classic Car Show met at Say Cheese on Love Road to work out the details for the annual event, a fundraiser for the Grand Island Relay For Life.
Above and Beyond: GIFC celebrates 79 years of service
Sat, May 27th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Co. President Mike Dallessandro welcomed local government officials, family members and special guests to fire headquarters on Saturday, May 20, to commemorate 79 years of first-rate community protection by the Grand Island Fire Co. He stressed that such dedicated volunteerism is much more than a passing fancy, but rather a lifetime commitment that cannot prevail without unconditional family support.
Grand Island Town Board: Community center discussion to continue at next meeting
Sat, May 27th 2017 07:00 am
Councilwoman Beverly Kinney said from the very beginning she wanted the Grand Island Town Board to conduct a feasibility study on a proposal to build a new community center on the Island. She may get her wish at the next meeting of the Town Board.
Grand Island Memorial Library: Nassoiy exhibit open at library
Sat, May 27th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library will be exhibiting artworks of Leonard F. Nassoiy through June.
Rain may move Memorial Day ceremony on Grand Island
Sat, May 27th 2017 06:00 am
Joseph A. Menter, recreation supervisor for the Town of Grand Island, reports that the weather forecast for Memorial Day may prompt the town to move the annual ceremony in DeGlopper Park to a new location.
Erie County summer youth employment program ready to hire
Thu, May 25th 2017 04:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services has announced the Buffalo Urban League ("BUL"), in partnership with Catholic Charities, has been awarded a contract to administer the county's summer youth employment program. SYEP provides income-eligible youth between the ages of 14 and 20 with paid summer employment for eight weeks (July 10 through Sept. 1). To be eligible, the youth must have a family income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level ($49,200 for a family of four).
Jacobs honors NYS Women of Distinction
Thu, May 25th 2017 04:15 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced Buffalo residents Katie Joyce and Meghan Cavanaugh as the 2017 New York State Senate Women of Distinction honorees. The founders of the Girls on the Run chapter were recognized for their impact on young women.
Ladies of Charity begin annual book bag drive
Sat, May 20th 2017 07:00 am
Yearly, the Ladies of Charity distribute school supplies to children ages 5 to 17 by referral from Catholic Charities case workers in several Western New York counties. Families of all faiths are eligible, such as new immigrants or people with low incomes, and victims of house fires and domestic abuse.
Citizens propose Islandwide ban on plastic bags
Sat, May 20th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Council referred to its advisory boards a proposal for an Islandwide ban on plastic bags.
GI Democratic Party announces 2017 endorsed candidates
Sat, May 20th 2017 07:00 am
The Democratic Committee has announced endorsements of Cyndy Montana and Celia Spacone for Grand Island Town Council, Dan Drexelius for highway superintendent and Eric Soehnlein for town justice.
Grand Island dominates in A-1 quarterfinals
Fri, May 19th 2017 08:40 pm
The Grand Island Vikings had a rocky finish to the year, losing four of their last five games in the Niagara Frontier League. They showed no effects of that skid Friday vs. North Tonawanda.
EC Central Police Services hosts law enforcement memorial service
Fri, May 19th 2017 06:00 pm
Law enforcement agencies from around Erie County 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.
Sinkhole prompts emergency action
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:35 pm
Another sinkhole near the town's water treatment plant on Whitehaven Road has necessitated an emergency repair.