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Erie County DOH, Kaleida offer Friday updates
Sat, Mar 28th 2020 08:15 am
As of Friday at 8 p.m., we have identified 89 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County residents for a total of 310 reported cases. There are 52 individuals admitted to hospitals in Erie County for COVID-19.
Cuomo implores federal government to ramp up ventilator production
Tue, Mar 24th 2020 07:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo didn't mince words with the media in his press conference Tuesday. He said the time has come for the federal government to make ventilators more accessible to the medical professionals fighting COVID-19 in New York.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizen of the Year award recipients announced
Sat, Mar 21st 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce announced this week the 2020 Citizen of the Year award recipients are as follows:
Kaleida Health: Residents should stay home; seeks donations of masks
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 03:15 pm
Thousands of their doctors, nurses, ancillary and support staffs are working tirelessly to care for patients. Their efforts are nothing short of heroic. As they know better than anyone, flattening the curve is crucial to managing hospital surge.
Town of Grand Island COVID-19 proclamation issued
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 02:25 pm
Monday morning, Town of Grand Island Supervisor John Whitney issued a proclamation to address the COVID-19 threat and declared a local state of emergency within the Town of Grand Island.
Cuomo, Murphy and & Lamont limit crowd capacity for recreational & social gatherings to 50 people
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 11:50 am
Amid what they called "a lack of federal direction and nationwide standards," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday announced a regional approach to combating the novel coronavirus - COVID-19 - throughout the tri-state area.
Zonta Club of Grand Island: 3 Yellow Rose recipients honored
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island has selected three outstanding women to receive the 2020 Yellow Rose award for leadership and service to the community.
Grand Island artist remembered on mural
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
Longtime Grand Islanders may remember two outstanding graduates from Grand Island High School in the late 1960s, Terry Klaaren and Dori Hartman.
Grand Island introduced to massive Project Olive
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:05 am
Grand Islanders received their official first word on a rumored commercial project for the north end of the Island that is unprecedented in size in town history.
Following $21.7 million award of federal funding, Higgins pulls together leaders to discuss ways to address public health disparities in WNY
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 04:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins hosted a meeting in Washington, D.C., aimed at tackling racial health disparities existing in Western New York.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Thanks for Undie Sunday
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
Sherry Miller, president-elect of the Rotary Club of Grand Island and Undie Sunday chair, said: "We thank our community for their outpouring of support to the annual Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday collection. We were able to help the least of us by distributing bags of new undergarments and socks to three missions in our area. This was truly following Rotary's mission of 'Service Above Self.' "
Bipartisan, bicameral legislation aims to improve hemophilia patients' access to health care
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 11:25 am
U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), working alongside U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), Darin LaHood (R-IL-18), Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12), introduced the Hemophilia Skilled Nursing Facilities Access Act - bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve access to critical health care services provided through skilled nursing facilities (SNF) for individuals with hemophilia.
Portraits in porcelain: Doring to display artistry in April 26 exhibit
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 10:50 am
Chie Doring knew she wanted to be an artist when she was just a young girl growing up in Japan. Now, at age 92, the award-winning artist and longtime Grand Island resident is planning to celebrate a retrospective of her paintings in "A Unique Asian Porcelain Art Show" this spring.
Pellicano's Marketplace: Neighborhood store moving down the block
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:15 pm
Pellicano's Marketplace has been a staple in Wheatfield since 1986. When Paul Pellicano opened the shop, he unveiled gourmet grocery items to the public, right on Niagara Falls Boulevard.
Morinello delivers Valentine's cards to seniors
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 08:30 am
This Valentine's Day, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello visited the Grand Island Golden Age Center and delivered Valentine's Day cards, created by local elementary school students, to seniors.
Clay DeGlopper sculpture sent to Colorado
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
Susan Geissler's clay sculpture of Medal of Honor recipient Charles DeGlopper was delivered safely to the mold making shop in Loveland, Colorado, last Monday, reports Pete Henderson on behalf of Geissler.
DeGlopper statue taking shape
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:05 am
Youngstown sculptor Susan Geissler has approximately 60 or 70 hours of work left to do on the statue of Charles DeGlopper that will be unveiled in June in the park that bears his name.
Grand Island Town Board adopts law against aggressive solicitation
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:05 am
Property damage, theft, and people being approached at private events by aggressive panhandlers were issues addressed by Ralph Lommer, former board member of the Grand Island Moose Lodge. He was one of a group of people who spoke at a public hearing at the Feb. 3 Grand Island Town Board meeting on a local law regulating aggressive panhandling on public property.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Wavelengths opens at new location
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
Supporters of Wavelengths Hair Design had no trouble finding their new location for a recent ribbon-cutting.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Island Family Eye Care opens with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
At a ribbon-cutting for Island Family Eye Care on Jan. 29, owner Dr. Adrienne Manzo Cassata said it's been a "dream of mine for a long time. I worked for an ophthalmology practice for about 10 years and decided to branch out on my own, and I'm just so excited to be on Grand Island. It's really been a warm reception so far. ... I'm just really happy to be here serving this community."
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Annual Undie Sunday drive runs Feb. 10-24
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
Drew Bernstein is a missionary at St. Luke's Mission of Mercy on Buffalo's East Side. He is also the coordinator of its Code Blue initiative when up to 50 cots and bedding are rolled out for homeless men to escape the winter cold at night when the temperatures are below freezing. It is a place where these men can obtain a hot meal and breakfast in the morning, dry their clothing and hopefully, a good night's sleep in a safe environment.
Grand Island is home to Buffalo Sports Museum
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
It's also safe to say there is only one 1,000-square-foot basement on the Island referred to as "The Buffalo Sports Museum" and, after a tour, the name is perfect and it is a space any museum curator would be proud of. A countless number of Buffalo sports memorabilia meticulously fill every inch of the walls, ceiling and floor in the basement of John Boutet, sports archivist, author, athlete and a member of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors and the BFLO Experience, which is looking for a large downtown space to house the Buffalo sports, broadcasters and music halls of fame.
Erie County: Bridging communication gap between law enforcement, deaf/hard of hearing community
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:20 pm
A new communications tool, designed to improve communications between the police and the hard of hearing and deaf community during routine law enforcement traffic stops, will soon be implemented in Erie County after being announced at the Town of Amherst Police Training Facility.
Grand Island Board of Education: Road signs to mark GIHS boys volleyball state championship
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 07:00 am
New road signage will soon go up on the Island noting the town is the home of the 2019 New York State champions in boys volleyball.
Jacobs honors Grand Island's Michael Shanley as Veteran of the Month
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 08:30 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced Grand Island resident and U.S. Army veteran Michael Shanley was selected as the 60th Senate District Veteran of the Month for January.
'A playground for all' at Chestnut Ridge Park
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:35 pm
Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Assemblyman Patrick Burke (142nd district), Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P. Schinzel, President of the Chestnut Park Conservancy Gordon Panek, and conservancy members at the Chestnut Ridge casino to announce the start of a capital campaign to fund the newest addition to the park's recreational offerings.
Above and Beyond: Town Supervisor Whitney installs 2020 fire company officers
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:40 pm
Grand Island Town Supervisor John Whitney administered the oaths of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 11, at fire headquarters.
Trinity United Methodist Church: Permanent home made for Family Justice Center
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:35 pm
A former parsonage at Trinity United Methodist Church will serve as the permanent home of the Grand Island satellite of the Family Justice Center, announced the center's executive director, Mary Travers Murphy, on Jan. 9 at a community meeting at the church.
Thousands attend Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:55 pm
Over the weekend, the seventh annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo invaded downtown Niagara Falls. The event was held at the Conference and Event Center with a focus on "Teaching Fishing" to the legions of anglers that can be found in New York, Southern Ontario and other nearby states.
Tax bills are on the way
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 07:00 am
Approximately 4,500 town and county tax bills are now in the mail thanks to the volunteer work of members of the Golden Age Club at the town's Golden Age Center.
Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo opens Jan. 17 at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 11:30 am
Just days into a new year and decade, thoughts of area fishers and outdoors aficionados are already turning to warmer weather. We have to admit that winter 2019-20 is already getting on our nerves; the holidays are thankfully over and the Bills short run at the playoffs is now history.
2019 Christmas Coloring Contest winners receive prizes
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
The Island Café in Tops Friendly Markets on Grand Island Boulevard hosted the prize giveaway for winners of the Island Dispatch 2019 Christmas Coloring Contest on Dec. 20.
Town of Grand Island Inauguration Day: Hundreds attend swearing-in ceremony at community center
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
Grand Island government began the transition to a one-party Town Board with a New Year's resolution to work toward town unity.
Rotary youth groups assist with Red Kettle Campaign
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island High School and Connor Middle School Interact clubs and the Early Act Club members from the William Kaegebein and the Huth Road elementary schools have teamed up with members of the Grand Island Rotary Club this month collecting donations through the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign at Tops Friendly Markets on Grand Island Boulevard.
Fighting Cystic Fibrosis with imagination
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Cystic fibrosis has been in the news with the approval of a new drug for its treatment. Although Trikafta was approved in October by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, hailed by doctors and patients alike as a breakthrough, many children still deal with daily regimes of airway cleaning techniques, enzyme and antibiotic therapies, and frequent clinic appointments and hospital stays for check-ups and tune-ups.
Grand Island Town Board: Proposed tree ordinance not taking root
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
A proposed town tree ordinance is going back to committee following another public hearing before the Grand Island Town Board Monday.
Golden Age Center: Sold! It's Snow Wonderful fetches $ at Festival of Trees
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
A group from the town's Golden Age Center has used its Christmas spirit to raise money for Children's Hospital.
Neighbors Foundation conducts annual holiday food drive
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
This year's Neighbors Foundation food drive once again supported dozens of Island families in temporary need this holiday season.
GIHS takes Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District's coaching staff and supporters of the Unified basketball team took the plunge this weekend for the Special Olympics.
GIFC helps Light Up the Boulevard
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
Santa Claus (Noah Teator) and an elf (Megan Stanley) of the Grand Island Fire Co. rode ladder truck No. 6 last Saturday in the Light Up the Boulevard Parade to the Town Commons, where Santa lit the town Christmas tree. (Photo by Larry Austin)
 

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