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Grand Island Chamber of Commerce celebrates its new office space
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce now has new office space at 2680 Grand Island Blvd., which, according to Chamber President Eric Fiebelkorn, will encourage "community building for our membership and even for some folks that are not members but are community organizations that support us."
Grandparents celebrated at St. Stephen
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
St. Stephen School celebrated grandparents with a special breakfast.
Autumn and local history on display at Kelly's Country Store
Sat, Sep 24th 2022 07:00 am
The colors, produce and fun of autumn were celebrated last weekend with a fall festival at Kelly's Country Store. Children enjoyed pony rides, as well as opportunities to feed llamas and other animals, as well as to view turtles, snapping dragons and assorted creatures. Food trucks offered a variety of foods for sale for all visitors.
Go Bills!
Sat, Sep 24th 2022 07:00 am
Buffalo Bills fans have enjoyed the displays around the Island of their favorite professional football team.
Newly restored boat rechristened at boat show
Sat, Sep 24th 2022 07:00 am
One smashed bottle of Sparking Bouverie was all it took for the Starling IV, a sea bright skiff, to be rechristened at the Niagara Frontier Antique and Classic Boats Inc.'s 43rd annual antique and classic boat show on Sept. 17 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Niagara Sailing Club reopens for business
Sat, Sep 17th 2022 07:00 am
A new home for the Niagara River Sailing Club has risen from the ashes of the former building, destroyed by fire in March 2021.
Ryan announces funding for security upgrades at Grand Island schools
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 02:25 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined school officials to announce $138,000 in security improvements being made to schools in the Grand Island Central School District. Ryan secured a $112,500 New York State grant to fund the bulk of the cost of the improvements.
Grand Island Lions provide medical equipment
Sat, Sep 10th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club continues to serve the community by offering durable medical equipment, free of charge, to those in need. Items include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and shower chairs.
43rd annual Antique and Classic Boat Show next Saturday at BLC
Sat, Sep 10th 2022 07:00 am
The 43rd annual Antique and Classic Boat Show returns Saturday, Sept. 17, to the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road, Grand Island.
Large crowd drawn to 'Rockin' the Grounds' event at St. Stephen Church
Sat, Sep 3rd 2022 07:00 am
Al Prame likes vehicles. A retired truck driver, Prame has enjoyed building cars for many years. On Aug. 18, Prame brought a 1931 Ford Model A that he had built in the past few years to the car show that was part of "Rockin' the Grounds" at St. Stephen R.C. Church and school, 2100 Baseline Road.
Troop 510: 3 earn Eagle Scout rank
Sat, Sep 3rd 2022 07:00 am
Alongside the circle in front of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, there is a wooden structure with a glass door. The structure is a little free pantry, also known as a blessing box, one of two on the Island.
Honors celebrated; new staff announced at Board of Education meeting
Sat, Sep 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The New York Council of Administrators of Special Education Summer Institute recognized Cheryl Cardone as the New York State Special Education Administrator of the Year, Grand Island Central School District Superintendent Brian Graham announced at Monday's Board of Education meeting.
Grand Island Lions provide medical equipment
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 11:05 am
The Grand Island Lions Club continues to serve the community by offering durable medical equipment, free of charge, to those in need. Items include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and shower chairs.
Groundbreaking for new West Side Bazaar
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced construction has begun on a $11.5 million project to create a new and significantly expanded West Side Bazaar. Her team said, "Founded by the Westminster Economic Development Initiative in 2011, the West Side Bazaar small business incubator quickly became a popular shopping and dining destination for locals and tourists searching for unique food and retail opportunities."
Books, photographs, community & more offered at Gram's Garage Sale
Sat, Aug 20th 2022 09:00 am
Jen Menter, recreation supervisor of the Golden Age Center, described Gram's Yard Sale as a "big success. We had a great sense of community. We had so many members come out and be a part of this sale, which really warmed my heart. I appreciate all the volunteers who helped make it be the success that it was."
A conversation with Grand Island Postmaster Joshua Stewart
Sat, Aug 20th 2022 07:00 am
Meet Joshua Stewart.
Grand Island Town Board tables Radisson incentive zoning discussion
Sat, Aug 20th 2022 07:00 am
Following last week's information session on the future of the Radisson Hotel on the East River, the Grand Island Town Board held a public hearing as the leadoff of its regular meeting Monday to further discuss the project.
Twin City Island Deli: Ribbon is cut for Grand Island's new delicatessen
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 07:00 am
Boar's Head deli meats and cheeses, which are sold at the newly opened Twin City Island Deli, 2092 Grand Island Blvd., "are the best that you can buy," said owner James Zuckerman, who also owns Twin City Deli at 50 Main St., in the City of Tonawanda. He and the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce celebrated the new business with a ribbon-cutting on Monday.
Remembering Dori Klaaren and her art
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 07:00 am
Terry and Dori Klaaren were exploring Morocco after having traveled through Europe for approximately eight months. They were a young couple in the early 1970s, and Dori had suggested the trip, explaining that it would be a good time to do it " 'Because we're free; because we've got no careers. We have no kids, no debts. We will never be this free again for the rest of our lives. We need to travel,' " Terry said to a group at the Grand Island Memorial Library, where he spoke about Dori's artwork on Aug. 1.
Cars and food take center stage in Relay For Life event
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 07:00 am
For Mark B. Gollwitzer, the 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle that he had restored was much more than a car. It is a reminder of his brother, Peter, who died in 2018.
Future plans for Radisson discussed
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island residents learned more on the future of the Radisson at a community gathering Tuesday in the hotel, during a meeting outlining adaptive reuse plans by developers.
Office of Health Equity invites Erie County residents to participate in survey
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 12:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Office of Health Equity has developed a health and wellness survey for Erie County residents. Responses will inform the work of this office as it compiles a needs assessment report and develops pilot models and programs to improve health disparities.
First responders offer safety tips at National Night Out
Sat, Aug 6th 2022 07:00 am
The fire trucks at National Night Out, held on Tuesday, attracted a great deal of attention. People of all ages were eager to look inside the fire trucks, and members of the Grand Island Fire Co. were there to make the tours happen.
Paddles Up sets records in 2022, honors past participant
Sat, Aug 6th 2022 07:00 am
After retirement from his career as an electrical engineer, Gregory Madejski discovered a new passion as a boat builder. For 26 years, he built kayaks and canoes, some from kits and some not, from cedar plywood and from cedar strips. He also paddled those boats in Paddles Up at Beaver Island State Park and elsewhere.
Niagara Amusement Park: KiddieLand, Western Town join park rides
Sat, Aug 6th 2022 07:00 am
Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World unveiled its newly added attractions of Western Town and KiddieLand to the media on July 28 amid cloudy skies but a sunny optimism for the park's continued growth.
Ryan secures $90,000 in state grants for Erie County libraries
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 10:00 am
On Monday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined representatives from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System to announce he secured a total of $90,000 in state grants for the library system and its branches.
50 years of 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors'
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
COVID-19 and social media are changing the face of the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation.
New future for Grand Island Radisson?
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Once again, there appears to be interest in development on the southeast shore of Grand Island.
Certified AutoBrokers: Providing service from a servant's heart
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Chris Taylor, who co-owns Certified AutoBrokers, 1693 Grand Island Blvd., with Travis Smith, said that his business, which recently expanded, has experienced tremendous growth and that he believes that it has great potential for continued growth in the future.
DeGlopper Memorial still in need of funds
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 07:00 am
Since the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial site was dedicated last summer, visitors have come to admire the life-sized statue of the World War II hero from Grand Island, and the plaques of Islanders killed in action while serving our country.
Trinity United Methodist Church offers midsummer event to community
Sat, Jul 23rd 2022 07:00 am
A basket raffle, snacks, beverages and bounce houses were the attractions at the Summer Breakout event held July 10 at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Video crew visits Grand Island farm
Sat, Jul 23rd 2022 07:00 am
A video crew visited the Long Road farm of Tom Thompson on Saturday as part of a Farm Bureau of Erie County project "to produce video work to help explain local agriculture to the general public and, sometimes, for specific targeted audiences," said David Eckhardt, a photographer who is part of a video team hired by the Farm Bureau.
Grand Island students recognized for service and advocacy
Sat, Jul 16th 2022 07:00 am
At Monday's Grand Island Board of Education meeting, eight students were recognized for efforts made outside of the classroom. Jon Minton, Connor Lenhard and Zander Crevlin, all members of Troop 630, were honored for their work in achieving the status of Eagle Scout.
2022 Independence Day Parade deemed a success
Sat, Jul 9th 2022 07:00 am
This year's Independence Day Parade was the first year since 2019 that was planned without any COVID-19 restrictions or protocols, said Grand Island Recreation Supervisor Joe Menter.
Ryan 'demands answers' from Thruway Authority about Grand Island E-ZPass 'errors'
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 09:55 am
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan demanded answers from the New York State Thruway Authority regarding what his team called "a problem many Grand Island residents have been facing with the Thruway Authority and the E-ZPass billing system."
Ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Big Six Marina
Sat, Jul 2nd 2022 07:00 am
Many residents are unaware Grand Island is the home to three state parks: Buckhorn Island State Park, Beaver Island State Park, and Big Six Marina State Park. According to Mark Mistretta, western district director of New York State Parks, he has heard on several occasions, "I didn't even know this (Big Six Marina State Park) was here. This is beautiful. This is wonderful."
Catholic Charities: Appeal 2022 reaches $9.5 million goal
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 09:30 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo on Thursday announced Appeal 2022, in support of Catholic Charities and the "Fund for the Faith," achieved its $9.5 million goal with a total of $9,562,329.69 in cash and pledges.
Lawnmower Race reunites Grand Island family
Sat, Jun 25th 2022 07:00 am
Cesar Silveira was a 15-year-old kid who loved playing soccer. He had traveled from his native Brazil to Grand Island as an exchange student, where he discovered Grand Island High School's junior varsity soccer team.
Hope takes flight at 2022 'Taste of Relay'
Sat, Jun 25th 2022 07:00 am
At the "Taste of Relay" on June 18, painted lady butterflies were released from small envelopes to demonstrate the event's theme, "Hope Takes Flight," in action. They sat on people's hands, they fluttered to the ground, and then, they took flight.
From cancer to healing: Eric Fiebelkorn's survival story (Part II)
Sat, Jun 25th 2022 07:00 am
Cancer changes a person forever, said Relay For Life Honorary Survivor Eric Fiebelkorn, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. He said the time that he spent fighting cancer gave him the opportunity to explore his faith and to reassess the direction of his life. He said this time of great pain and suffering also provided him with blessings.
 

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