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Submarine Squadron 20 changes command
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:35 pm
Submarine Squadron 20 held a change-of-command ceremony at the chapel aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on Friday. Capt. Bob Wirth relieved Thomas R. Buchanan as the Submarine Squadron 20 commodore.
More than 100 attend first meeting on town comprehensive plan
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
Islanders met Wednesday to lay the foundation for their town's zoning laws and long-term development.
GIFC marine operations bolstered by acquisition of new boat
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
Fire Chief Chris Soluri reports that the Grand Island Fire Co. recently took delivery of a 2017 INMAR 20.2-foot rigid hull inflatable boat, powered by a Honda 135 horsepower outboard motor.
White Cane Days set for Aug. 18, 19
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:50 pm
The Grand Island Lions Club will conduct its annual White Cane Days on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19.
Dynasty: Grand Island Chalk Walk team preps for Lewiston Art Festival
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island High School art teacher Megan Gaiek is becoming the Gene Masters of art competitions for her school.
GI Scouts looking for new members
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 04:40 pm
The pack, organized out of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church is looking for new Scouts in grades 1 through 5. The Cub Scout Pack meets Wednesday nights during the school year at St. Martin's, 2587 Baseline Road.
Historic Trinity welcomes Step-In-Time Studio of Dance
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 04:30 pm
Deby LeFevre said every day she thanks her lucky stars that she found a new home for her Grand Island dance school, Step-In-Time Studio of Dance. Moving to her new location, however, probably had more to do with divine providence than luck.
A monumental tribute: Youngstown sculptor to create Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper statue
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 07:00 am
Youngstown sculptor Susan Geissler has received a new commission of great significance for Grand Island. She has been chosen to create the statue of Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper, a World War II hero from Grand Island.
Paddles Up! participation sets records
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 06:55 am
The 12th annual Paddles Up!, held on July 29 at Beaver Island State Park, was highlighted in the Waterkeeper Alliance's seventh annual Splash series of events. Waterkeepers Alliance is a grassroots organization that is comprised of 300 Waterkeeper organizations and affiliates.
Repairs of Golden Age Center a 'money pit,' supervisor says
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
The ongoing analysis of whether the Town of Grand Island needs a new community center has brought to the forefront an unsolved problem: what to do about the aging Nike Base.
Grand Island Lions hold successful 59th annual Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club on July 19 held its 59th annual Special Kids Picnic at the Buffalo Launch Club, an event that brought in over 1,100 kids with special needs and their chaperones. The kids got the opportunity to enjoy entertainment that included boat rides, pony rides, Shriner minikar rides, face painting and baton twirlers.
Grand Island Town Board: First brainstorming session for community center held
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
Work on a feasibility study to determine what, if any, town community center is on the drawing board began Tuesday with public input.
Above and Beyond: GIFC thanked by skydiver at Mesmer air show
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
Bob Mesmer welcomed a record crowd of several hundred guests to his annual air show and neighborhood picnic, which took place at the corner of Love Road and Alt Boulevard on Wednesday, July 12.
Knights of Columbus supports Special Kids Picnic
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
This year, this Grand Island Lions Club Special Kids Picnic entertained many children and their chaperones for a day of fun and food, including boat rides, pony rides, face painting, music, hot dogs and hamburgers.
Poloncarz, Jancewicz host Mexican police delegation
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 10:00 am
A delegation of senior Mexican police officials recently visited the Erie County Public Safety Campus to meet with the department of central police services and the department of homeland security and emergency services. The delegation is part of a department of state-sponsored professional exchange program that provides a platform to share ideas and best practices across international borders among public safety professionals.
EPA presents 'Environmental Champion Award' to WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:40 pm
Erie County Commissioner of the Department of Environment and Planning ("DEP") Thomas Hersey, along with Curbell Inc. Director of Safety and Environmental Affairs Mark Shriver, were honored recently as "Environmental Champions" by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 for their work on the WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable.
DeGlopper Memorial expansion: Committee thankful for donations, asking for support to continue work
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
Progress on the expansion of DeGlopper Memorial Park is ongoing thanks to major donations of supplies and manpower, but the committee spearheading the project says more is needed for work to continue.
Grand Island Board of Education: Pyc, Tomkins returned as board president, vice president
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
The 2017-18 school year for the Grand Island Central School District officially began Monday with the reorganization meeting of the school board.
Poloncarz signs 'Ruthie's Law'
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 12:30 pm
Erie County's newest law was officially adopted Friday as Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz signed "Ruthie's Law," a multifaceted measure designed to better protect senior citizens in nursing homes, as well as provide current information to their loved ones and family members.
GOP Women hold annual picnic
Sat, Jul 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Republican Women's Club held its annual picnic at the home of Rosemary Wojick and enjoyed fine summer weather, a delicious meal and great conversation.
GI Rotarians among volunteers at annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 hoops tourney
Sat, Jul 1st 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Rotary Club members staffed the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament registration tent, checking in over 800 basketball players over Gus Macker weekend June 10 and 11.
Fantasy Island announces 'Declaration Celebration'
Wed, Jun 28th 2017 08:10 am
Fantasy Island will celebrate the Fourth Of July in a bigger-than-ever way this year, as the "Declaration Celebration Presented by Wendy's Restaurants" was announced over the weekend. This year's event starts on Canada Day, Saturday, July 1, and run through July 4. They include fireworks every night, live music and hot dog eating contests.
River Lea Quilters Guild makes second donation
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 07:00 am
The second of two charitable donations by the River Lea Quilters Guild took place Tuesday at a picnic meeting of the group.
Lawnmower Races called 'best ever'
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 07:00 am
The 2017 edition of the Grand Island Father's Day Lawnmower Races that took place Sunday was called the best ever by race organizers.
11 Day Power Play kicks off
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 02:55 pm
Zealous Western New York hockey fans will try and attempt to break the Guinness World Record for longest hockey game played - and raise money for Roswell Park Cancer Institute - as part of the 11 Day Power Play.
Louis J. Billittier Foundation raises $25,000 at 'Great American Ride' sponsored by Chef's Restaurant
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:45 pm
Louis J. Billittier Jr., and Mary Beth Billittier-Darling announced Saturday evening that $25,000 was raised to benefit Western New York charities through the Louis J. Billittier Foundation at the "Great American Ride" Motorcycle Poker Fun Run and Raffle.
Relay For Life celebrates 15th year on Grand Island
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:30 pm
Tracy Schmidt said she attended past Grand Island Relay For Life events never knowing that one day she would be on stage during the opening ceremony telling her own family's cancer story.
Lawnmower Races, Relay For Life, receive 'Huge' Fuccillo support
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:20 pm
Fuccillo Chevrolet of Alvin Road on Grand Island is a checkered flag supporter of the Grand Island Father's Day Lawnmower Races, a fundraiser for the Grand Island Relay For Life. The company presented a huge $500 donation Tuesday to Relay For Life, which supports the American Cancer Society's efforts in the fight against cancer.
Honeywell continues support of Western New York Chemistry Olympiad program
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 01:15 pm
Canisius College is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative.
Father's Day set for lawn mower races
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 07:00 am
The annual Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Races and Classic Car Show will take place along the West River June 18. Lawn mower races will begin at noon with the kids race, followed by a celebrity race at 2 p.m., and racing from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life of Grand Island.
Islander receives League of Women Voters Award
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island resident Roger Cook received the "Making Democracy Work" Award from the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara last Saturday, June 3.
Ladies of Charity school supply drive concludes
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 03:35 pm
Barbara Frase of Tonawanda was a longtime member of the Ladies of Charity. In 2000, she heard that the Ladies of Charity were collecting school supplies for needy school children. She told her friends in the Bishop's Committee Discussion Group, and they quickly filled a box of school supplies. Each year, the amount of supplies they collected increased.
Moose Lodge presents scholarships
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 07:05 am
Grand Island Moose Lodge 180 presented two scholarships to members of the Grand Island High School Class of 2017 on May 17.
River Lea Quilters Guild makes donation
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 07:00 am
The River Lea Quilters Guild made the first of two charitable donations from money raised at its triennial quilt show.
Grand Island: Town miffed about mowing
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island Town Board vented their frustration this week with the state's care of the two parkways on the Island it's responsible for maintaining.
Above and Beyond: GIFC celebrates 79 years of service
Sat, May 27th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Co. President Mike Dallessandro welcomed local government officials, family members and special guests to fire headquarters on Saturday, May 20, to commemorate 79 years of first-rate community protection by the Grand Island Fire Co. He stressed that such dedicated volunteerism is much more than a passing fancy, but rather a lifetime commitment that cannot prevail without unconditional family support.
Jacobs honors NYS Women of Distinction
Thu, May 25th 2017 04:15 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced Buffalo residents Katie Joyce and Meghan Cavanaugh as the 2017 New York State Senate Women of Distinction honorees. The founders of the Girls on the Run chapter were recognized for their impact on young women.
Grand Island: Citizens of the Year honored
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:35 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce presented Citizen of the Year awards to individuals, organizations and businesses whose contributions have made the Island a better place.
First-ever Farmer Fest blossoms in the rain
Sat, May 13th 2017 07:00 am
Supporters of the Grand Island agriculture movement were buoyed by the public response to the first-ever Farmer Fest event, which took place Saturday despite a cold, dreary rain.
Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea: 50th anniversary building rededication
Sat, May 13th 2017 07:00 am
Local Knights of Columbus pledged their continued support to the community in celebrating the golden anniversary of their home on Whitehaven Road.
 

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