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Town of Grand Island hears of need to upgrade hydrants
Sat, Apr 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island is considering formation of a task force to address its aging water infrastructure and consider an expansive overhaul of hydrants.
Local gardening educator explains composting process
Sat, Apr 6th 2019 07:00 am
People who compost are able to improve the health of their gardens, as well as reduce the amount of waste that they leave for the garbage truck each week, said master gardener Bonnie Benton. Benton spoke to a full house at a presentation organized by the Grand Island Farmers Market and sponsored by the town's Conservation Advisory Board on March 28 at the WNY Welcome Center.
KeyBank, First Niagara Foundation proudly support, celebrate merger that will feed more in WNY
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:45 pm
In recognition of the recent merger between The Food Bank of Western New York and Meals on Wheels for Western New York, KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, is awarding a $25,000 proactive grant to applaud the nonprofit agencies for merging into a new entity called FeedMore WNY. The newly formed organization will share services and reduce expenses to increase food distribution over a larger geographical area and provide additionally enhanced programs to help even more people in the local community.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy introduces 2 new members to family
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 04:25 pm
Without further ado, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, in partnership with Lawley and Joe Basil Chevrolet, introduces to the community Shamrock Olms and Meadow Lark, two new heavy-duty trucks that will serve District 2 (Cazenovia, South and Heacock Parks) and District 4 (Delaware Park).
Golden Age Center: 98th birthday celebrated
Sat, Mar 30th 2019 07:00 am
Tuesday at the town's Golden Age Center, members of the center helped Betty Marinell celebrate her 98th birthday.
American Institute of Architects to develop plans, define scope & costs to make veterans posts in Erie County handicapped-accessible
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 02:20 pm
The Buffalo Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced it will begin an urgent handicap accessibility focus for veterans' posts in Erie County.
You're hired! GIHS holds job fair
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
A strong demand for qualified labor has prompted the Grand Island Central School District to help connect its students with employers looking for help.
Grand Island Board of Education honors champion students
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
Students in business education and athletics were honored during Monday's Grand Island Board of Education for a string of successes this winter.
St. Stephen School Mission Club collects 'Coats 4 Kids' drive
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
The St. Stephen School Mission Club has been busy collecting gently used and new winter coats, hats, mittens, and scarves for the "Coats 4 Kids" drive for the needy of Western New York.
Zonta honors 5 Yellow Rose recipients
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island has selected five outstanding women to receive the 2019 Yellow Rose award for leadership and service to the community.
Grand Island Town Board: Proclamation issued for Red Cross
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 07:00 am
In the wake of the recent severe winter weather, the Town Board of Grand Island issued a proclamation thanking providers of emergency services.
Golden Age Center seniors cut Coups for Troops
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 06:55 am
Two anonymous members of the American armed forces somewhere overseas are the beneficiaries of the work of Grand Island pennysavers.
Island Democrats announces slate
Sat, Mar 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Democratic Party has announced the following candidates for the upcoming November election.
Poloncarz announces county support for Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday joined Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society President and CEO David Swarts to announce a county funding commitment of $2.5 million to support the Botanical Gardens' proposed expansion. The plan would add 36,000 square-feet of space for a butterfly conservatory, state‐of‐the‐art educational classrooms, new exhibits and grow houses, and event spaces.
KeyBank, First Niagara Foundation announce $1 million contribution to Teach for America Buffalo
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 02:35 pm
As part of its partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, KeyBank on Tuesday announced a $1 million charitable contribution to Teach for America-Buffalo.
Rich Family Foundation announces $150,000 commitment to Buffalo City Mission
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 02:30 pm
On Tuesday, the Rich Family Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Rich Products, announced a $150,000 commitment to support construction for a new kitchen in the Buffalo City Mission Community Center at 100 E. Tupper St., scheduled to open in 2020. The kitchen will be named the Rich Family Kitchen of Hospitality.
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."
 

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