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Erie County, towns reach new snowplowing agreement
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works' Highways Division has announced a new snowplowing agreement has been reached between Erie County and the association representing over 30 municipalities that contract with the county for snowplowing.
Erie County Parks portfolio grows with acreage acquisition at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 06:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced the acquisition of an additional 10 acres to Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park, one of the county's three such parks along the Buffalo River.
Wild bird, environmental education event to take place
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 07:00 am
A wildlife and nature educational and artwork shopping event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the at the Grand Island Nike Base Community Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road.
Twice-told tale: 2 Lindas, 2 Jims equals 5 decades of friendship
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:05 am
It has been Linda and Jim, and Jim and Linda for more than 50 years - a friendship of two couples that has stood the test of time.
Grand Island Nature Photo Contest underway
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
Share your photographs of Grand Island's wildlife and environment in a local photo contest that will feature the animals, trees, insects and plants of the Island.
Hardwick facilitates Grand Island hearing for ag district requests
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced that, due to the volume of requests from Grand Island property owners to receive agricultural district status, he has arranged for the hearing to be held in the town. The county is holding the hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road.
Grand Island WWII vet going on Honor Flight
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 07:00 pm
A Grand Island veteran of World War II will get well-deserved recognition for his military service when he boards the Honor Flight on Saturday for the trip of a lifetime.
Grand Island reaches settlement with TWC
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:05 am
Councilwoman Bev Kinney announced at Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting an agreement with Time Warner that will settle a lengthy impasse.
Erie County urges NY to go forward with 'open road tolling'
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:05 am
The Erie County Legislature's Majority Caucus unanimously approved a resolution in support of upgrading the entire New York State Thruway system to electronic tolls, which would allow motorists to pass through more easily. Cars and trucks would be tolled through a high-speed EZ-Pass system that doesn't require stopping.
Grand Island Board of Education: Study of municipal broadband discussed
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:00 am
The Board of Education heard a proposal to fund a study on whether municipal broadband would make sense for Grand Island.
A musical history of the Civil War
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
For a tuneful glimpse into the music of the Civil War, mark your calendars for Nov. 3 and plan to be at Historic Trinity Church before the start of the 7 p.m. program.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard Nov. 19
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
With the holiday season quickly approaching, the excitement is building for the fifth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities.
GI Lions Club to mark 60th anniversary
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
For 60 years, Grand Island has had a special friend working on its behalf to create a better life for those less fortunate in the community.
River Lea to look like 'Christmas in Williamsburg'
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:30 am
The Grand Island Historical Society will hold holiday luncheons at the historic River Lea farmhouse in Beaver Island State Park. See River Lea decked out to the theme "Christmas in Williamsburg."
Ribbon-cutting at Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens celebrates extensive restoration, kicks off new exhibits
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 06:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens President and CEO David Swarts, members of the Botanical Gardens board of directors, members of the Erie County Department of Public Works, elected officials, and gardens enthusiasts Thursday to celebrate a lengthy list of extensive upgrades and improvements to historic houses 2 and 3 with a ribbon-cutting at the site.
Grand Island Highway Department announces guidelines for branch pickup service
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 09:25 pm
The Grand Island Highway Department has announces a branch pickup service is available for routine homeowner tree trimming only. This does not include tree removal.
Grand Island Highway Department states its policies for winter
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 09:25 pm
Nov. 1 is the official start of the 2016-17 winter season for the Grand Island Highway Department.
Fastest firefighter
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 02:20 pm
Firefighter Joe Casullo, left in the video, and Lt. Nick Egloff of the Grand Island Fire Co. hold a race to see who can put his turnout gear on the fastest, as children from Sidway Elementary School cheer them on.
Grand Island Town Board discussed West River at May work session
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 01:50 pm
The May 2, 2016, work session of the Grand Island Town Board included the first discussion of the proposed West River Connector Trail. The nearly three-hour meeting included a 25-minute discussion among Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray and council members Beverly Kinney, Chris Aronica, Mike Madigan and Ray Billica.
Poloncarz hosts 'presidential' guest
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 01:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz recently enjoyed a visit with "Harry Truman," the nation's 33rd president, as portrayed by Buffalo actor David Lundy.
Kelly's Country Store holds Fall Fest
Sat, Oct 15th 2016 07:00 am
Kelly's Country Store held its first-ever Fall Fest Oct. 8 and 9. The event included a petting zoo (pictured), a bounce house, face painting, and a food vendors and a farmers market. The old historic schoolhouse was open, with all original equipment.
Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752: Awards presented at Past Grand Knights Dinner
Sat, Oct 15th 2016 07:00 am
The Mary Star of the Sea, Knights of Columbus, Council No. 4752 celebrated its annual Past Grand Knights Dinner honoring all past grand knights on Saturday, Oct. 8. Attending the dinner were many Past Grand Knights, other Knights, family and the District Deputy Anthony Pirrone.
Trinity UMC to hold 2016 Fall Festival
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 05:50 pm
Peggy Will, Chris Sipson, Ellie Robinson, Paul Sipson and Margie Tyrell of Trinity United Methodist Church are pictured (from left) making apple pies, which are made and quickly frozen, to be sold in the baked goods booth at the 2016 Trinity Fall Festival, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
'Pasta Extravaganza' to take place Oct. 23
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 05:45 pm
The St. Stephen Holy Name Society will host its sixth annual "Pasta Extravaganza" from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at the St. Stephen School cafeteria, 2080 Baseline Road.
Ground zero: GI's emerald ash borer infestation
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 10:35 am
Grand Island is now "ground zero" for the emerald ash borer, said Mark Whitmore, an entomologist from Cornell University.
Fall foliage photo contest returns to Erie County parks
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 05:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the return of the popular "Fall for Erie County Parks" photo contest, which is open to Erie County residents and offers amateur photographers an opportunity to focus on the beauty of Erie County's 10,000-acre parks system and snap their way to prizes.
YMCA Turkey Trot early bird rate set to expire Oct. 14
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:45 am
Early bird pricing for the 121st annual YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot is set to expire Friday, Oct. 14. Starting Saturday, the registration fee moves to $40 per entry and will remain at this rate until the race sells out, or until Nov. 17.
ECHDC approves contract for Canalside wayfinding and interpretive signage project
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:45 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Tuesday and approved a contract with Entro Communications Inc. for design, fabrication and installation services of ECHDC's Canalside wayfinding and interpretive signage project.
In his honor: H. David Myers Athletic Complex dedicated at homecoming ceremony
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
The Father of Viking Athletics now has a lighted welcome sign in his honor at the school district fields he designed.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Special commendations to highlight 2016 fire prevention program
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski has announced that a special award presentation will take place during the scheduled Fire Prevention Open House on Friday, Oct. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Grand Island Fire Co. headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
5th annual pet blessing held at St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
The fifth annual pet blessing at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church on Saturday drew its largest participation of pet-lovers, according to event organizers.
Higgins, McMurray & Kulpa call for 'open-road tolling' in Western New York
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 05:00 pm
Following the announcement New York will begin the conversion to 100-percent electronic tolling for several bridges and tunnels in the New York City area, local leaders are pushing for a similar transition in Western New York.
Grand Island Town Board: Kinney announces cancer diagnosis
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 04:10 pm
Councilwoman Beverly Kinney announced Monday during a Grand Island Town Board meeting that she has cancer.
Presentation held on saving ash trees
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 04:05 pm
Wednesday's presentation in Grand Island Town Hall on the emerald ash borer, sponsored by the Conservation Advisory Board and Grand Island's Emerald Ash Borer Task Force, was preceded by a walk through Town Commons.
Erie County senior services schedules two hearings on plans for aging services
Thu, Oct 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced it will hold two public hearings to provide residents with an opportunity to comment on needs and concerns of Erie County's older adults and their caregivers.
Grand Island gym to host health fair Oct. 7
Wed, Oct 5th 2016 09:30 am
The Grand Island Medically Oriented Gym (MOG) is inviting Western New Yorkers to its first health fair, from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.
DA Flaherty has Erie County Hall lit in purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Tue, Oct 4th 2016 06:55 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. announced Erie County Hall will be illuminated in the color purple to "Shine the Light on Domestic Violence" throughout the month of October.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: District governor welcomed
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
Rotarian Henry Kammerer reported that, at the Sept. 14 meeting, Rotary District Gov. Marlee Diehl provided a heartfelt plea for support of Rotary activities, such as helping the Rotary Foundation in its 100th year - particularly to help with polio eradication.
GI Professional Women present scholarship
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
Margaret Mehlenbacker Tynski of Grand Island was honored at the September awards dinner of the Grand Island Professional Women's Chapter, New York State Women Inc. She was the winner of the chapter's scholarship for adult women returning to college, trade school or a certificate program.
Nathan McMurray: I will fight for 'Enhanced Option 3' for West River Parkway
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
I have a plan for West River. Some people have claimed I have had a plan all along - a devious plan. Alternatively, they have said I'm a pawn in the state's plan. Or were they a pawn in my plan?