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Higgins announces new resources in effort to reduce youth homelessness in Erie County
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 05:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined representatives from the Homeless Alliance of Western New York, BestSelf Behavioral Health and Compass House to announce more than $2.37 million in federal funding and a coordinated strategy to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness in Erie County.
Buffalo History Museum: New exhibition celebrates 50 years of art conservation & collaboration
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 11:05 am
The Buffalo History Museum has opened a new exhibit in collaboration with Buffalo State College's Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department. The exhibition, "Fifty Years of Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Art in Western New York," displays many of the museum's objects that have undergone conservation treatment. The exhibit is part of a broader community celebration for the 50th year of the conservation program.
Colvin Cleaners needs coats as 25th annual 'Coats 4 Kids' program begins
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 10:05 am
Colvin Cleaners is encouraging Western New Yorkers to go through their closets and donate gently used or new winter coats, jackets, gloves, hats and scarves for toddlers to young adults for families in need this winter season.
Fuccillo Toyota making 'STRIDES'
Sat, Oct 17th 2020 07:05 am
Sidney Neyman, a sales representative for Fuccillo Toyota on Alvin Road, is the "I" in "STRIDES," for "Drive to Make Strides in Buffalo," which takes place Saturday at the Walden Galleria. The huge letters will be present Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Walden Galleria Mall parking ramp near the regal cinemas.
Fuccillo Toyota comes through with support for American Cancer Society fundraiser
Sat, Oct 17th 2020 07:00 am
Who better than an automobile dealership to take the lead in a drive-thru fundraiser? Fuccillo Toyota of Grand Island is giving a lift to the revamped "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer."
A peaceful path to nature: Writers walk the plank to an island treasure
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 03:30 pm
I set off with my fellow intrepid hiker, Alice Gerard, on a sunny, breezy day last week Tuesday to find beauty and peace - and maybe a rabbit or two - along Grand Island's newest nature trail.
Higgins & Martoche: $527,000-plus in federal funding to expand trauma counseling available to those who come before Buffalo's Human Trafficking Intervention Hub Court
Thu, Oct 8th 2020 09:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and Buffalo City Court judge the Hon. Amy Martoche were joined by Evergreen Health, Via Evaluation and the Erie County Department of Health to announce a federal grant totaling $527,112 to provide new, innovative court-based trauma intervention to human trafficking survivors who are justice-involved.
Erie County senior volunteers donate masks for children
Tue, Oct 6th 2020 06:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' Retired and Senior Volunteer Program ("RSVP") has partnered with the Erie County Department of Health to sew over 550 masks for children.
Town of Grand Island: Traffic enforcement, awareness program set for Oct. 9-10
Sat, Oct 3rd 2020 07:05 am
The Town of Grand Island has announced Traffic Safety Enforcement and Awareness Days for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10. The goal of this high-visibility, multi-agency enforcement and awareness program is to promote traffic safety by encouraging motor vehicle operators, bicyclists and pedestrians to become attentive to road safety. Speeding, aggressive driving, driving on the shoulder, complete stops and distracted driving will be highlighted.
Axe-throwing facility opens on Grand Island
Sat, Oct 3rd 2020 07:00 am
The first Grand Island business dedicated to the growing sport of competitive axe-throwing is up and throwing.
Higgins presents Congressional Gold Medal to Korean War veteran Carmelo Lopez-Febus
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy and members of the Western New York community came together to celebrate the military service of Carmelo Lopez-Febus. Private First Class Lopez-Febus was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal for serving in the 65th Infantry Regiment known as "The Borinqueneers" during the Korean War.
Cuomo: WNY appears 'stabilized' with coronavirus cases
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 01:05 pm
Speaking to the press on Monday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Western New York is making progress toward lowering its number of daily positive coronavirus cases. Throughout the summer, this region was among the highest in daily percentage, crossing 2% on several occasions. The governor has said the infection rate is manageable at 1% or lower.
Schools open to 'new way of learning'
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:10 pm
After not seeing each other in six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and teachers reunited for the opening day of the Grand Island school year Wednesday.
ECHDC: Exterior signage approved for carousel & longshed projects at Canalside
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:55 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Monday and took several actions, including exterior signage design approval for the Buffalo Heritage Carousel (BHC) and longshed at Canalside.
Golden Age Center upgraded during closure
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:50 pm
The Town of Grand Island's senior services staff used downtime during the COVID-19 pandemic to upgrade the Grand Island Golden Age Center.
Grand Island Central School District: Schools receive funding for new PPE
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:45 pm
In the middle of a $24 million capital project and during the usual summer cleaning of the schools, Grand Island Central Schools is setting up its classrooms with thousands of protective pathogen barriers.
Save the dates: Erie County Department of Health announces dates for free rabies vaccination clinics
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 05:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is announcing scheduled dates for its free rabies vaccination clinics on Saturday, Sept. 19, and Tuesday, Sept. 29. Registrations will be required for these events, and the online registration will open Sept. 9. No walk-ins will be permitted. Locations, times and registration information for these events will be announced Sept. 9. Dogs, cats and ferrets that are 4 months of age and older are eligible for this clinic.
Erie County Office of Agriculture unveils 'Erie Grown Passport'
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 04:30 pm
The Erie County Office of Agriculture announced a new initiative aimed at promoting local agriculture, a sector hard-hit the COVID-19 pandemic, with the launch of the "Erie Grown Passport."
Project Olive expires: Amazon seeks new spot
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 10:30 am
The decision by Amazon and its developer, Trammell Crow Co., to withdraw its application to build a 3.8-million-square-foot national distribution center on a 145.4-acre site at 2780 Long Road on Grand Island, essentially came down to growing and potentially uncertain costs. So said Supervisor John Whitney and the president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce.
Family Justice Center receives donation
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 10:45 am
The Grand Island Lions Club presented a check for $3,000 to the Family Justice Center's newest satellite at 2074 Whitehaven Road, the former parsonage of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Kearns, Military Order of Purple Heart launch 'Purple Heart Week' in Erie County
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 04:10 pm
Every year, Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns honors Purple Heart recipients, adding them to the William J. Donovan Purple Heart Recipients Book of Merit on Purple Heart Day, Aug. 7.
Grand Island Town Board to consider public hearing on Amazon Project Olive proposal
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 11:00 am
Just a week after the developer of Project Olive put the Amazon warehouse development "on pause," the "play" button was hit again.
Fairgrounds to 'Blast Out Hunger' to support FeedMore WNY
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 02:55 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society announced "Blast Out Hunger," a food drive and fireworks drive-in at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, will support FeedMore WNY. The event is set for Saturday, Aug. 15.
Sidewalk project making town center more walkable
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 10:55 am
Fahim Mojawalla, whose family-owned Island Ship Center has operated at 1879 Whitehaven Road since 2008, ran outside recently with his team carrying "bottles of the coldest water on the Island" for the crews installing the sidewalk outside his store.
Sciortino opens Marco's Italian Deli inside Grand Island Market
Sat, Jul 25th 2020 07:00 am
Marco Sciortino, one of the most respected restauranteurs in Western New York, felt like standing on the roof of the Grand Island Market at 1441 Ransom Road and shouting, "I AM BACK!!!"
Run Jimmy Run Charity 5K adapts to challenges of COVID-19
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 07:00 am
The annual Run Jimmy Run Charity 5K, organized for the past seven years to benefit the Alzheimer's Association Western New York, will go on this year - but with some changes. Instead of gathering hundreds of runners in one location on one day, organizers are offering runners a choice of routes over a period of four days.
It's official: FLOATmingos of Hoyt Lake have been named
Thu, Jul 16th 2020 09:45 am
The FLOtilla of four FLOATmingos on Hoyt Lake grew with the arrival of three additional bright pink flamingo paddleboats, making it a true Flam-bouyance. Available for rent through Hoyt Lake Rowboats, the FLOATmingos offer summer fun for the whole family in a safe, socially distant environment.
With COVID-19 cases surging in South & West, UB surgical resident's medical mission group shifts focus
Wed, Jul 15th 2020 03:25 pm
The Global Surgical and Medical Support Group (GSMSG) sends U.S.-trained physicians to conflict zones to treat patients in places like Iraq and Syria and provide medical care and training when local health care systems are overwhelmed.
Paddles Up goes online for 2020
Sat, Jul 11th 2020 07:00 am
Paddles Up, an annual summer event at Beaver Island State Park, will have to wait until 2021 to celebrate its 15th year in the Niagara River. The event has been canceled due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and the concern for participants' health, announced Michelle Lockett, community engagement manager at Niagara River Greenway.
Coalition to save Fantasy Island introduced
Sat, Jul 11th 2020 06:55 am
New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, who has fond memories of visiting Fantasy Island with his family and friends, calls the efforts of Empire Adventures to bring back the amusement park on Grand Island extremely important, and said he supports the route outlined at a press conference on Thursday.
The graduation that almost wasn't: Grand Island High School holds memorable 55th commencement
Sat, Jul 4th 2020 07:00 am
When schools closed on March 16, Cheryl Chamberlain didn't think it would impact her graduation class. March was a far cry from June, however the COVID-19 days turned into months and Chamberlain had to rethink her plan.
Independence Day will look a little different on Grand Island
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 09:35 pm
The July 4th Independence Day holiday has traditionally been the day Town of Grand Island residents celebrate the community like few others in this country. It is a holiday they truly enjoy by inviting family and friends for activities from early morning to late evening when a spectacular fireworks show would light up the sky over the Island and even cause travelers along Interstate 190 to pull over in awe of the colorful displays.
Efforts underway to make Fantasy Island 'beautiful and fun again'
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 08:50 pm
Bill Baldwin, a park entertainer for nearly 30 years who played Black Bart - among many roles - in the popular Western shows, proudly said he was shot and fell to the ground in Western Town 28,678 times during his Fantasy Island career. Upon hearing the park was closing, he contacted his friend, Jay Wilcox, a maintenance supervisor at the park for 20 years and now chief operating officer of Empire Adventures Inc. They began brainstorming about what it would take to bring the park back under local ownership and led by a team of former employees.
'Fuccillo Feeds the Front Lines': Grand Island dealership supports first responders
Sat, Jun 27th 2020 07:00 am
Ronnie Mansour had one word to describe his exuberance of the successful "Fuccillo Feeds the Front Lines" promotion being held this month: "HUUUGE," bellowed the general manager of Fuccillo Chevrolet on Grand Island in his best Billy Fuccillo Sr. voice. His team delivered enough meals from the Brick Oven Pizzeria & Pub to feed more than 100 members of the Island's police and fire departments on June 18.
Buffalo Zoo to welcomes guests back
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 12:55 pm
After closing in March due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the Buffalo Zoo will reopen Thursday, July 2, with enhanced health and safety measures in place to protect guests, team members and animals alike.
Buffalo City Mission receives $20,000 from Citi & National Disability Institute to support direct services for homeless with disabilities
Thu, Jun 25th 2020 11:30 am
The Buffalo City Mission received a $20,000 donation from Citi, in collaboration with the National Disability Institute (NDI), to help advance its work with the homeless community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Mission is one of just 39 national community-based nonprofit organizations to receive a share of a $1 million donation from Citi, which is helping organizations provide direct services to low-income people with disabilities.
Grand Island supports neighbors in need
Tue, Jun 16th 2020 12:35 pm
The Grand Island Neighbors Foundation has received many donations from members of our community during this COVID-19 pandemic and would like to thank all members of our community who have provided food and cash to help us in our mission to serve those in need on Grand Island. We would like to highlight several of our more significant contributions.
Town Board, Planning Board hold online joint Project Olive hearing
Sat, Jun 13th 2020 12:00 pm
Project Olive returned to the town government's agenda with an online joint meeting of the Grand Island Town Board and Planning Board Thursday night.
Jacobs: $1 million in state funding for DL&W project
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 02:05 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured $1 million in state funding to support the redevelopment of Buffalo's Delaware, Lackawanna ad Western Terminal Railroad station on the city's waterfront.
Food trucks return to Kelly's Country Store on Friday
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 12:00 pm
Kelly's Country Store will host a return of food trucks on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. This week, three trucks are scheduled to visit Kelly's, 3121 Grand Island Blvd., said Kevin Kelly, owner and president of Kelly's.
 

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