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DeGlopper Memorial expansion: Committee thankful for donations, asking for support to continue work
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
Progress on the expansion of DeGlopper Memorial Park is ongoing thanks to major donations of supplies and manpower, but the committee spearheading the project says more is needed for work to continue.
Grand Island Board of Education: Pyc, Tomkins returned as board president, vice president
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
The 2017-18 school year for the Grand Island Central School District officially began Monday with the reorganization meeting of the school board.
Hardwick reminds residents of drug, syringe drop box at Town Hall
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:10 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick reminds residents that the Erie County Sheriff's Office maintains a drug and syringe drop box at Grand Island Town Hall, located at 2255 Baseline Road. The box is located in the front entrance and is accessible Monday through Friday during business hours.
Grand Island Town Board: Community center meeting set for July 18
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:10 pm
The consultants charged by the Town of Grand Island Council to conduct a feasibility study for a possible community center on the Island will hold a community input meeting Tuesday, July 18.
Grand Island loses a lifelong patriot, 'keeper of memories'
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:00 pm
Just a few weeks short of Independence Day, the Island lost a true patriot from one of the community's earliest farm families.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Just hang up
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports his office has received calls about a phone scam targeting Erie County residents.
Summer time is prime for children across Erie County
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 12:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Legislator Peter Savage (3rd district), Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger and departmental personnel, and Northwest Buffalo Community Center Executive Director Larry Pernick to kick off summer with the announcement of $500,000 in "Operation Prime Time" grants to 65 local not-for-profit agencies.
EC Social Services announces 'Fatherhood Connection' classes
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 03:45 pm
The Erie Department of Social Services recently announced the formation of "Fatherhood Connection: Men's Parenting and Personal Development Group," a 13-week series of classes with the goal of empowering men of any age, fathers and father figures to be better parents to the children in their lives.
Poloncarz signs 'Ruthie's Law'
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 12:30 pm
Erie County's newest law was officially adopted Friday as Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz signed "Ruthie's Law," a multifaceted measure designed to better protect senior citizens in nursing homes, as well as provide current information to their loved ones and family members.
GOP Women hold annual picnic
Sat, Jul 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Republican Women's Club held its annual picnic at the home of Rosemary Wojick and enjoyed fine summer weather, a delicious meal and great conversation.
GI Rotarians among volunteers at annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 hoops tourney
Sat, Jul 1st 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Rotary Club members staffed the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament registration tent, checking in over 800 basketball players over Gus Macker weekend June 10 and 11.
Can You Help?: Donations sought for Islander undergoing treatment
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 06:35 pm
A gofundme.com page has been established for a young Island native who is facing her second treatment for cancer.
Jacobs: New York State Senate Task Force on Heroin & Opioid Addiction field hearing to be held in Buffalo
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 04:55 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced the New York State Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction will hold a field hearing in Buffalo on July 12 to continue to examine the issues faced due to increased heroin and opioid abuse.
Fantasy Island announces 'Declaration Celebration'
Wed, Jun 28th 2017 08:10 am
Fantasy Island will celebrate the Fourth Of July in a bigger-than-ever way this year, as the "Declaration Celebration Presented by Wendy's Restaurants" was announced over the weekend. This year's event starts on Canada Day, Saturday, July 1, and run through July 4. They include fireworks every night, live music and hot dog eating contests.
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.
 

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