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ASG 365 LLC wins Corporate Technical Leadership Award
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
ASG 365 LLC, a managed service provider located on Grand Island, has announced its recent recognition of Corporate Technical Leadership from SolarWinds MSP.
Grand Island Board of Education employee honored for 53 years of service
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Perhaps the longest serving employee in the history of the Grand Island Central School District was honored on the occasion of her recent retirement.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion receives $5K donation
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick stopped by the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to present a check for $5,000 to the VFW, American Legion and the DeGlopper Memorial Park Expansion Committee. These funds are from the 2018 Erie County budget and will go towards the expansion expenses.
Nikki's Eats open for business in Sandy Beach
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
The new eatery Nikki's Eats in Sandy Beach was the vision not of its eponymous owner, Nikki Pelsoni, but her spouse.
Grand Island wins girls b-ball NFL title
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 10:55 pm
Thursday night, the Grand Island Vikings defeated the Lockport Lions, 45-33 in the Niagara Frontier League title game at Lockport High School.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Undie Sunday Is Feb. 10-24
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
The timing of this year's Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday to benefit the homeless in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and surrounding areas is ideal considering the recent below-zero temperatures during the Blizzard of 2019. Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 10, and concluding on Sunday, Feb. 24, Island residents are encouraged to donate the basic needs of new and unused underclothing and socks for homeless men, women and children.
Vikings retire #24 in tribute to Neville
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
The biggest home basketball crowd in decades packed the Grand Island High School gymnasium for the retirement ceremony of Julie Roth Neville's basketball jersey Friday.
Niagara Footprint Festival organizers receive proclamation
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
Organizers of the Niagara Footprint Festival received a proclamation from the Grand Island Town Board praising their success in establishing the first-ever winter event.
Jacobs, UB School of Pharmacy partner to distribute drug deactivation systems
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 05:00 pm
In an effort to reduce the availability of unused prescription drugs to people struggling with addiction, New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced his office is partnering with the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) to distribute thousands of Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems throughout Western New York.
Morinello receives Guardian of Small Business Award
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 01:35 pm
Last week, the Small Business Council presented Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello the Guardian of Small Business Award "for his consistent advocacy for small businesses in New York state," a press release stated. This prestigious award is presented to legislators who vote in support of small businesses and "who champion issues affecting businesses in New York state."
Niagara Footprint Festival leaves a positive impression
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara Footprint Festival defied the cold and snow Saturday at Beaver Island State Park and drew hundreds of visitors to a winter festival in its first showing.
Blizzard of 2019 keeps town personnel working round the Island, round the clock
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Brutal cold, white-outs and snow caused Grand Island school and government closures this week.
Above and Beyond: Jacobs installs 2019 Grand Island Fire Co. officers
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs administered the oath of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 12, at fire headquarters. Both firematic and administrative officers were sworn to uphold their community protection duties. Honored guests and family members joined in praising the steadfast commitment of these volunteers.
Jacobs, elected officials urge Cuomo to restore cuts in AIM funding
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 06:15 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs made public today a letter he sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo formally requesting the governor make full restoration of Aid and Incentives to Municipalities Funding as part of the executive's 30-day budget amendments. The senator was joined by local elected officials from across the 60th Senate District who supported his call for the restoration.
Ellden's pancake breakfast supports continuing need
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:10 am
The Neighbors Foundation helps those on Grand Island who are in temporary need. While its biggest fundraiser takes place at Christmas time, its work is year-round.
Grand Island Central School District: Capital project approved by 2-1 margin
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:05 am
Grand Island voters approved a $24 million capital project plan in a referendum Tuesday.
Contract signed with acclaimed local artist Susan Geissler for Charles DeGlopper sculpture
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
The DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee signed a contract Monday with a sculptor to produce a life-sized statue of Charles DeGlopper that would be a centerpiece of the new and improved DeGlopper Park.
Hundreds attend forum by GI Zonta on women in science
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
A large crowd, mostly young women and girls, attended a forum on women in science and mathematics presented by the Grand Island Zonta Club Wednesday evening at Grand Island High School.
Niagara-Wheatfield, Grand Island b-ball teams come together for Neville family
Tue, Jan 8th 2019 11:50 pm
In basketball terms, when Niagara-Wheatfield and Grand Island stepped onto the hardwood inside N-WHS Tuesday night, the teams were battling to improve their record in the Niagara Frontier League and gain points for the sectional playoffs. As important as a win was, though, Tuesday night was a lot more than basketball. The Falcons and Vikings joined in the 2019 Hoops for Hope game, which was played in honor of a friend close to each school's heart - Julie Neville.
Town of Grand Island: Golden Agers volunteers for service to town
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
Town Clerk Pattie Frentzel enjoyed the volunteer services of eight ladies from the Grand Island Golden Age Center on Thursday.
Island Dispatch/Grand Island PennySaver: Winners in Christmas Coloring Contest awarded prizes
Sat, Dec 29th 2018 07:00 am
Tops Markets hosted the 2018 Island Dispatch/Grand Island PennySaver Christmas Coloring Contest award presentations on Saturday for artists in three age groups. The prizes and sponsorship of the coloring contest were provided by Tops Markets, John's Pizza & Subs, Kelly's Country Store, and Phil Mastantuono Allstate Agency.
Money raised for Eagle Scout project benefitting DeGlopper Park
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:00 am
For the third year, Veronica Connor Middle School social studies teacher Dawn Hayes and her students have sold poppies in the fall. This year's sale took place prior to the second annual Veterans Parade.
Buffalo Launch Club welcomes Islanders, nonmembers
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club invites Grand Island residents and nonmembers to stop in for dinner this holiday season.
It's the best day of the year, as Neighbors Foundation provides food for Island needy
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 02:00 pm
Cheryl Chamberlain called Thursday her "favorite day of the year."
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce; Trend Setters holds ribbon-cutting
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 07:00 am
Trend Setters Hair Design held a ribbon-cutting on Monday, Dec. 10, at its new location at 2094 Grand Island Blvd. Owner Karen Benninger cut the ribbon along with employees, town officials, and members of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce. There will also be a grand re-opening to follow in January.
Grand Island Board of Education: Soil sample study explained at Board of Ed. meeting
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 07:00 am
Elevated levels of contaminants have been found at both Charlotte Sidway Elementary School and Kaegebein Elementary School.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard a 'level higher'
Sat, Dec 8th 2018 07:00 am
Organizers of Saturday's seventh annual Light Up the Boulevard Parade and Festival were praised for their efforts by the town government Monday. At the monthly Grand Island Town Board meeting, Deputy Supervisor Jim Sharpe complimented Jennifer Pusatier, chair of the event, and the organizing committee for a job well done at this year's festival.
Kelly's Country Store presents Christmas donation
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 07:00 am
Kelly's Country Store opened the season of giving by presenting a check for $1,000 to Mercy Flight.
UB: In hands-on lab, undergrads learn basics of CRISPR gene-editing technique
Tue, Nov 27th 2018 02:45 pm
A lab course at the University at Buffalo is giving undergraduate biology students hands-on experience with CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing technique.
McMurray concedes race, vows to continue fighting
Mon, Nov 26th 2018 08:00 pm
Town of Grand Island Supervisor Nathan McMurray, candidate for the NY-27 congressional seat, released the following statement on Monday:
In annual tradition, Scouts lend helping hand to UNICEF
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 07:00 am
Nov. 8 was the 40th anniversary of Grand Island Boy Scouts, under the direction of Hal Pierce, opening little orange UNICEF boxes and sorting all of the hundreds of coins and larger bills collected on Halloween Islandwide.
Erie County departments of Public Works, Emergency Services join partners to emphasize winter preparation
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 06:15 pm
Poloncarz, Neaverth join Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition to highlight county, personal preparation; county retains National Weather Service 'Storm Ready' designation, is honored by NWS as Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Soma Cura holds ribbon-cutting for beach salt room, revamped café
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:05 am
Soma Cura Wellness Center - a yoga studio, massage center and vegan café near Tops in the Benderson plaza - is now home to the first salt beach room in Western New York.
Pitching in for DeGlopper Memorial; parade set
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Etched glass biographies of Grand Island servicemen killed in action are moving closer to completion thanks to the efforts of Island benefactors and student volunteers working out of the Grand Island High School technology wing.
West River Shoreline Trail opens with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Oct 27th 2018 07:05 am
The much-debated West River Shoreline Trail officially opened Tuesday with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on what was once the West River Parkway.
Nickel City Hardwood opens new showroom on Grand Island
Sat, Oct 27th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce celebrated another business expansion this week from a company that turned what could have been a disaster into an opportunity to grow.
Grand Island Town Board: Open World Program visitors welcomed
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board welcomed a group of European dignitaries to its meeting Monday in Town Hall and presented the group with a town proclamation.
Grand Island: Students pay homage to late teacher
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 07:00 am
Students in the Grand Island Central School District are honoring fifth-grade teacher and coach Julie Neville, who died this week after a long battle with breast cancer.
GI alum Neutz speaks to N-W student-athletes
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 11:45 am
Wednesday night, former Grand Island High School and University at Buffalo wide receiver Alex Neutz spoke with Niagara-Wheatfield student-athletes about his mental health struggles with anxiety, depression and addiction.
Niagara-Wheatfield shutout by Grand Island
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:50 pm
It was Niagara-Wheatfield's senior day at Terry Harvey Field Saturday afternoon. The celebrations did not finish how the Falcons would've liked, though, as the team dropped its final regular season game of the year versus Grand Island, 14-0.
 

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