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Associate professor from Grand Island to compete on 'JEOPARDY!' Tuesday
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 05:30 pm
Carolyn Shivers, an associate professor from Grand Island, will compete on "America's Favorite Quiz Show." Watch Shivers compete on "JEOPARDY!" on WIVB-TV Channel 4 (CBS) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Maguire Family of Dealerships looks to become part of community
Sat, Feb 4th 2023 07:00 am
The franchises formerly owned by the Fuccillo Automotive Group are now part of the Maguire Family of Dealerships. Owner and President Phil Maguire said they're "super excited" to be here.
Program to spotlight Grand Island during Prohibition
Sat, Feb 4th 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island was a perfect place for rum runners to store their stash of illegal bottles of alcohol during Prohibition, that began in 1920 and ended in 1933, said Mary Cooke of the Grand Island Historical Society.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee sends thanks; has pavers for sale
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 08:55 am
The DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee would like to extend heartfelt thanks for the ongoing support from the community, as well as a special note of appreciation to two Island organizations for their support during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Ten Lives Club slates 'Kitten Bowl'
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:50 pm
The Bills may have missed the Super Bowl, but the Ten Lives Club plans to take home a win as its kittens leave it all out on the gridiron at this weekend's "Kitten Bowl" sponsored by Clyde's Feed & Cellino Plumbing.
PHOTOS: 'Disney on Ice' skater reflects on a lifetime of dreams and stories
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 09:00 am
Mario Castro has been an athlete, a soldier, and an actor in his native Brazil. And, for the past 27 years, he has performed as a skater with "Disney on Ice."
Attorney General James addresses 'mental health crisis in Western New York' in public hearing
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 03:55 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James held a public hearing on mental health care in Western New York. Dozens of impacted individuals, health care providers, elected officials, and community members provided testimony on their challenges accessing and providing mental health care and services.
Mental health expert explains vicarious trauma's effect in WNY
Sat, Jan 14th 2023 07:00 am
The Jan. 2 collapse of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin in Cincinnati on national television during "Monday Night Football" was the most recent in a string of traumatic events that have impacted the Buffalo area in the past eight months.
Simply Amazed Salon celebrates its grand-opening
Sat, Jan 14th 2023 07:00 am
Sarah Santella, owner of Simply Amazed Salon, at 2275 Grand Island Blvd., said the thing that she likes best about providing hair care is "being able to make people feel good about themselves and being able to give them something to look forward to. I like to help people embrace or enhance their image. I love being able to make people feel happy in a way that most people can't."
Grand Island Relay For Life expected to be bigger and better in 2023
Sat, Jan 14th 2023 07:00 am
A carnival is the theme for the 2023 version of Relay For Life this year, scheduled for Sunday, June 4, in Town Commons.
Grand Island Town Board reorganizes for 2023
Sat, Jan 14th 2023 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Town Board got down to business for 2023 at its Jan. 3 reorganizational meeting. The session included a number of procedural appointments, resolutions and approvals to set the stage for town government in the year ahead.
'Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape' returns to Botanical Gardens with new events
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:30 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has filled this year's "Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape" exhibit with specialty nights and experiences designed "to create unforgettable memories for all ages."
National Grid provides $500,000 to WNY customers in need following December's historic blizzard
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 08:50 pm
National Grid will contribute $500,000 to support Western New York individuals and families who continue to recover from the historic blizzard that gripped the region in late December.
WNY Land Conservancy places conservation easement on Alt Preserve
Sat, Jan 7th 2023 07:00 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy announced this week it has permanently protected a 36-acre property on Grand Island known as the Alt Preserve with a conservation easement. The easement ensures the land will never be developed.
Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island sends thanks, lists donors to 2022 holiday distribution
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 11:00 am
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island thanks the hundreds of individuals and organizations who contributed to our successful 2022 holiday distribution. Seventy-six of your neighbor families were aided with gift cards and food, benefiting 137 adults and 140 children. Sixty-three of our seniors were also assisted in two senior apartment complexes.
Sens. Ortt & Gallivan urge oversight hearings to assess NYS response to historic WNY 'Blizzard of '22'
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 10:30 am
On Friday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Sen. Patrick Gallivan sent a letter to the chairs of the Senate committees on Transportation, Investigations and Government Operations and Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs urging them to conduct oversight hearings to assess the state's response during the historic "storm of a century" in Western New York last month.
New owner-operators give new life to Grand Island McDonald's
Sat, Dec 24th 2022 07:00 am
Change is coming to Grand Island's McDonald's. Located at 2231 Grand Island Blvd., the familiar restaurant had fallen into disrepair. There were complaints of broken things in the restaurant, including a milkshake machine that was often out of order.
Christmas farmers market offers something for everyone
Sat, Dec 24th 2022 06:55 am
Christmas at the Thompson Farm, 2487 Long Road, featured local venders with handmade products for sale, in addition to foods, such as eggs, meat, potatoes, honey, maple syrup, garlic and winter squashes. Handmade products include soaps, baked goods, ornaments and small paintings.
Islanders benefit from students' generosity
Sat, Dec 17th 2022 07:00 am
Veronica Connor Middle School and Grand Island High School collected enough nonperishable food to fill 66 bags, said Dave Conboy, president of the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation.
Grand Island Liquidation: New business offers discounts in a cardboard wonderland
Sat, Dec 17th 2022 07:00 am
Nicole Cannarozzo discovered liquidation stores on social media: "I saw on Facebook, during COVID, someone in Texas said she bought something from her local Amazon return store."
Maguire Family of Dealerships makes donation to The Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 17th 2022 07:00 am
The Neighbors Foundation gratefully accepted a very generous donation from the Maguire Family of Dealerships on Grand Island! Recognizing that the need is great year round, but especially near the holiday season, the Maguire Family presented a check for $1,000 to The Neighbors Foundation.
Keep kids safe over the holidays: Medication safety at home and while traveling
Tue, Dec 13th 2022 01:45 pm
The holidays are a time for family, friends and festive gatherings. But they can also be a time for potential poisoning incidents involving medication - especially in children. That is why the Erie County Department of Health and the Department of Social Services are reminding parents and caregivers to make medication safety a priority during this holiday season.
New trees blessed at Riverside-Salem Environmental Chapel
Sat, Dec 10th 2022 06:55 am
The Thai Buddhist temple and retreat center at 2661 Bedell Road (the Wat Prodketchettharam of America) and Riverside-Salem Environmental Chapel, 3449 West River Road, have been working together to plant trees at both sites.
Winter energy fairs to provide information & assistance on energy affordability programs, services for older adults
Thu, Dec 8th 2022 06:25 pm
State and county agencies are partnering on a series of winter energy fairs, including three upcoming events next week in Western and Central New York.
Town of Grand Island budget: Interest rate spike driving factor behind tax cap override
Sat, Dec 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The proposed town tax cap override in the 2023 budget is being driven by a large increase in interest rates on $24 million borrowed by the town over a number of years. This includes $12 million borrowed to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows, explained Pam Barton, supervising accountant for the Town of Grand Island.
A big slice of success: John's Pizza & Subs marks 40 years in business
Sat, Dec 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The Dispatch checked in on John's Pizza & Subs owners Gene Mongan and Kurt Raepple as their business was coming off a giant lake-effect snowstorm and into a busy holiday week.
'Turkey Trot' supports Grand Island Neighbors Foundation
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 10:00 am
The Neighbors Foundation said it appreciates the generosity of the teachers, administrators, students and parents who donated food as part of the "Elementary School Turkey Trot" event that was held at the Grand Island High School Track on Nov. 5. 
Hochul announces RFP to redevelop Terminal A on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a request for proposals to redevelop the building known as Terminal A on Buffalo's Outer Harbor, an approximately 550,000-square-foot building that has been vacant for years.
GI Town Board approves detailed site plan, PUD for Radisson
Sat, Nov 26th 2022 07:05 am
The Grand Island Town Board signed off on an amended version of Local Law No. 7 at its work session last week. The measure allows for board approval of a detailed site plan and Planned Unit Development designation for the Radisson Hotel Niagara Falls-Grand Island complex at Whitehaven and east River roads.
Hunt Real Estate, Grand Island High School team up to support Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Nov 26th 2022 07:00 am
The seasons of our lives change as readily as the weather. Sometimes, Rebecca Simpson said, we need help, and, at other times, it is our turn to offer the assistance.
ECDOH: Early reports from CDC show current flu vaccine is good match against circulating influenza viruses
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 03:10 pm
Wondering if it's worth getting a flu vaccine? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data indicate that the 2022-23 influenza season flu vaccine formulations are a good match to protect against the currently circulating flu viruses.
Hochul requesting federal emergency declaration as winter storm continues
Sat, Nov 19th 2022 09:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday updated New Yorkers on the winter storm impacting parts of Western, Central and Northern New York. More than 5 feet of snow has already accumulated in parts of Erie County, and more than 6 feet of snow has fallen in Jefferson County since Thursday evening.
Grand Island High School recognized for recent food drive
Sat, Nov 19th 2022 07:00 am
This fall, Grand Island High School students have organized several food drives, to benefit both the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation and FeedMore WNY. One of those recent food drives was titled "Huddle for Hunger with the Buffalo Bills!"
Snow-vember: Erie County provides update, map for state of emergency
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 08:05 am
The State of Emergency from Erie County remains in effect.
Vietnam veteran honored posthumously at local service
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:50 am
Daniel Morano's family said service to others was a big part of his life, both in the military and in his civilian life.
Witness to History: World War II: Bud Long's story, part II
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:45 am
The late Bud Long served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II as an airplane mechanic. This is the second part of his recollections of his experiences during World War II.
Poloncarz appoints Lisa Chimera as deputy county executive
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 12:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz recently announced Lisa Chimera will serve as the county's next deputy executive. Chimera has served as an Erie County legislator (3rd District) since July 2019, serving the communities of Tonawanda and Kenmore, along with the Black Rock, Riverside and University Heights areas of the City of Buffalo.
Maguire family of dealerships moves into Buffalo area, adds Grand Island Chevrolet, Toyota & Hyundai outlets From Fuccillo Auto Group
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 03:15 pm
The Maguire Family of Dealerships on Thursday announced its acquisition of Fuccillo Chevrolet of Grand Island, Fuccillo Toyota of Grand Island, and Fuccillo Hyundai of Grand Island from the Fuccillo Auto Group, marking the Maguire family of dealerships' first entrance into the Greater Buffalo market.
Islandwide Dispatch interview with Supervisor John Whitney
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 10:55 am
Grand Island Town Supervisor John C. Whitney, P.E., said during a lengthy interview with the Island Dispatch he would not seek reelection when his first term ends next year.
 

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