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Dispatch Christmas Coloring Contest winners awarded
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 06:55 am
Children who won prizes in the Island Dispatch/Grand Island PennySaver Christmas Coloring Contest received their prizes Saturday at Tops Market.
CrossRiver Church to hold Christmas services
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 09:00 am
CrossRiver Church will hold Christmas services at the Radisson Hotel, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.
Grand Island Chiropractic donates to Neighbors Foundation
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 09:50 pm
The Neighbors Foundation received two turkey's Thursday, Dec. 15, from Grand Island Chiropractic during the foundation's annual holiday food drive for Islanders temporarily in need.
Winter activities provide ample seasonal fun at Erie County Parks
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 02:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry is ready and waiting with a full slate of family-friendly winter activities at county parks for residents and families with children or visitors hoping to experience some free seasonal outdoor fun over the holidays.
Grand Island Board of Education: New middle school assistant principal appointed
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education filled a vacant assistant principal position Monday by making an interim appointment permanent.
Light Up the Boulevard winners announced
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Light Up the Boulevard Committee and Grand Island Recreation Department have announced this year's parade participant winners.
Neighbors Foundation receives record donation
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:00 am
Islanders donated 12 palettes of food to the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation this holiday season for their neighbors in distress.
No need for Rudolph; EC Senior Services provides going places vans with GPS units
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 02:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced 14 area senior centers will be receiving GPS units for the 26 Going Places senior vans they use to transport local seniors to medical appointments, shopping excursions or their other needs in the community.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Ringing bell for Salvation Army
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:30 am
Henry Kammerer of the Grand Island Rotary Club reports Rotary bell ringing at the Grand Island Tops Markets collected $1,451.13 in two days.
Peace rally held in Town Commons
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:30 am
Cold but bracing weather greeted 15 people at the Grand Island Rotary Gazebo in the Town Commons for a brief peace rally Saturday afternoon.
Rotary scholarship available
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 06:30 pm
The Rotary Club is seeking applicants for a $5,000 scholarship for students residing in Rotary District 7090, in which Grand Island's Rotary Club is a member.
Poloncarz, Erie County Poverty Committee announce upcoming initiatives
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined on Tuesday by Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger and Chair of the Erie County Poverty Committee the Rev. Kinzer Pointer to outline two initiatives to be funded by the 2017 Erie County budget and designed to reduce poverty in the community with targeted investments in youth.
Aceti's Wine & Spirits celebrates 10 years
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 pm
A "Thank you" party for Aceti's Wine & Spirits drew a steady stream of customers and well-wishers last Friday, with customers helping the store celebrate 10 years in business.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Soluri chosen '17 chief
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island firefighters chose 2017 firematic and administrative officers during annual elections held Wednesday, Dec. 7, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
Grand Island Town Board: State rejects Share the Road option for West River Connector Trail
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
After learning the state had rejected the latest proposed option for the West River Connector Trail, Town Councilman Mike Madigan vowed to continue opposing the state's preferred option that would close West River Parkway.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Ribbon-cutting held for new Baseline Road business
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
After working two jobs for years off the Island, Andi LaMar has opened her own business in her hometown.
Pearl Harbor remembered
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:35 pm
Seventy-five years after a day that will live in infamy, more than 50 Islanders gathered to remember the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
The new community directory's here!
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:15 pm
Island residents should keep a sharp eye out for the latest edition of the Grand Island Community Directory.
River Oaks to support Neighbors Foundation
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:10 pm
Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks Golf Club will host a pancake breakfast supporting the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island.
RealtyUSA holding food, clothing drive
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:10 pm
The RealtyUSA office of Grand Island is collecting nonperishable food items for the Food Bank of WNY and new unwrapped toys, clothing and necessities for a battered women's shelter.
Hochul supports Pillows for Their Head drive
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:00 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited Buffalo Monday in support of a fund drive for the needy organized by Grand Islanders.
Erie County retains 'StormReady' designation from National Weather Service
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:20 pm
Erie County has again been recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service as being "StormReady," confirming Erie continues to meet a stringent set of storm warning reception and information dissemination criteria, enabling prompt identification of potential weather hazards as well as speeding distribution of necessary warning information.
On 75th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor, Higgins pays tribute to those who served
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:20 pm
As the nation and the world mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in solemn remembrance, Congressman Brian Higgins paid tribute to those who served in the battle, including South Buffalo's own United States Army Cpl. Earl Wickett.
Santa Land returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 04:05 pm
Erie County Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Daniel J. Rizzo, elected officials, representatives of the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, members of the Orchard Park Recreation Department and Santa Claus joined together Tuesday at the casino at Chestnut Ridge Park to announce the return of Santa Land to Chestnut Ridge.
Neighbors Foundation: Pancake breakfast to support Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 04:55 pm
Ellden's Grill & Banquet River Oaks Golf Club will host a pancake breakfast Sunday, Dec. 11, to support the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island.
GI Board of Education: Graham notes Trump pick for education secretary
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Graham sounded a cautionary alarm in reaction to President-elect Donald J. Trump's recent choice for secretary of education.
Neighbors Foundation: Sidway Giving Tree
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Sidway Elementary School has set up the Giving Tree in the front hall. The tree is a way for Sidway students to give back to their community by bringing in canned food items and by donating $1 to purchase a star.
Historic Alt House recognized
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:20 pm
The Town of Grand Island's Historic Preservation Advisory Board presented a third plaque in its historic building project on Friday, Nov. 24, at the home of Nicole Gerber and Dave Reilly.
Pillows for Their Head drive underway
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:15 pm
Diane and Rich Gurbacki are collecting pillows for Sister Johnice Rzadkiewicz at the Response to Love Center at St. Adalbert's on Buffalo's East Side, 130 Kosciuszko St.
Grand Island Town Board: NY looking at Share the Road option for parkway
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 07:00 pm
Grand Island Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said when he saw Monday's Town Board meeting agenda, "I spent the whole day and the whole weekend preparing for war, preparing for bloodshed."
Grand Island Chiropractic & Notaro Chiropractic donate to Community Missions
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 09:00 am
Tuesday afternoon, Grand Island Chiropractic and Notaro Chiropractic donated two big turkeys for the needy at the Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc.
Public meeting scheduled for Erie County broadband internet study
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced a public meeting to be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Erie County Fire Training Academy to discuss the county's broadband internet study.
Aceti's Wine & Spirits celebrating 10 years in business
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Sam Aceti shows a visitor a thick stack of letters he's received over the last 10 years he's been in business with Aceti's Wine & Spirits. Each one is a request for a donation to a charitable cause. They come from nonprofit organizations and foundations.
Thank you for your service: Hair Envy offers vets free haircuts on Veterans Day
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Cathy Fancher of Hair Envy Salon was cutting a Navy veteran's hair last Friday when he recalled how upon coming came back from Vietnam the men were told not to wear their uniforms in the airport.
Shop local on Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:25 pm
At its Nov. 7 meeting, the Grand Island Town Board proclaimed Nov. 26 as Small Business Saturday on the Island.
Thanksgiving dinner for veterans in need
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:20 pm
Thanksgiving dinner will be served to homeless veterans and other needy veterans and their families on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo.
Erie County DPW Commissioner Loffredo announces retirement
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:10 pm
Erie County Department of Public Works Commissioner John Loffredo has announced his intention to retire at the end of January 2017, bringing to a close his five-year tenure as commissioner under the Poloncarz administration.
Report: More than 40 percent of Erie County households struggle to afford basic necessities
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:00 pm
Forty-one percent of households in Erie County struggle to afford basic household necessities, including 26 percent who live above the federal poverty line and whose members are working, according to a report released by the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.
Holiday festival set to begin
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 03:10 pm
2016 marks the 12th year for what has become a time-honored holiday tradition in Western New York. The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg will flip the switch on more than 1 million twinkling lights on a newly expanded drive through route at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25.
Home Energy Assistance Program opens for 2016-17 applications
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 04:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services is now accepting applications for 2016-17 Home Energy Assistance Program regular benefits, with county officials anticipating increased need and encouraging residents to apply for benefits online to avoid potentially lengthy waits at HEAP offices.
 

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