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Buffalo General Medical Center goes red, white & blue for Bellavia
Tue, Jun 25th 2019 10:20 am
Buffalo General Medical Center, a Kaleida Health facility, is being lit red, white and blue in honor of Western New York native David Bellavia, who today will receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump.
Rotary Club of Grand Island Shred It event called 'huge success'
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island called its annual Shred It event "a huge success" on Saturday, June 15, as over two tons of documents were shredded and more than $3,000 was raised for the club to use for youth programs in the town.
Island of Hope: Survivor shares heartfelt message at GI Relay For Life
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Cancer is something close to Lindsey Sterner's heart.
Grand Island: D-Day Medal of Honor recipients honored with bell tolling
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island's Charles DeGlopper and the 12 other men who received the Medal of Honor for their heroism during the D-Day invasion 75 years ago this week were remembered with a bell tolling ceremony.
Island of Hope: Cooking up a cure: Honorary Survivor Lindsey Sterner
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Lindsey Sterner, a 39-year-old mother of two who works at Fresenius Kabi on Grand Island, described her younger child as a miracle. Miles, age 17 months, was conceived after Sterner had completed treatments for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Rotary Gazebo in Town Commons torn down
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club Gazebo in the Town Commons is no more after it was demolished Thursday morning.
Erie County Legislature: Island Dispatch receives proclamation
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 07:00 am
The Erie County Legislature at its May 9 meeting commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Island Dispatch.
Memorial Day on Grand Island
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
"I've been doing this for the last three years," said Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray at Monday's town ceremony in DeGlopper Park, which is undergoing reconstruction. "And I have never seen this many people here before."
Island of Hope: Cancer survivor recounts journey of love, illness, adventure
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
Norine Hibschweiler Eaton, who is being honored as a survivor in Grand Island's third annual Zumbathon, to be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Radisson Niagara, has had a life full of love and loss, illness, and adventure. In 1979, Norine Hibschweiler went on a "date derby" with a bunch of single friends. The date derby involved visiting bars in Buffalo and collecting souvenirs, such as matches and napkins. For her efforts, Hibschweiler won the distinction of having "the most promising future."
The Hub Pro Shop opens in Beaver Island State Park
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
Golf has a way of becoming a big part of people's lives, as Grand Islander Cyndy Montana can now attest.
Island Dispatch 75th anniversary drawing winner announced
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:05 am
Congratulations Julie Martin, center, who is the winner of the Island Dispatch's 75th anniversary drawing contest.
Holiday Inn Express receives $1 million Restore NY funds
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:00 am
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited Grand Island last week Friday to deliver a $1 million check of Restore NY funding for the Holiday Inn Express hotel on Long Road.
Rotary Club of Grand Island commended for youth groups
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:00 am
Rotary District 7090 Gov. Melisa Schrock attended the Rotary Club of Grand Island's breakfast meeting on May 9 at the Holiday Inn Express and commended members of the club on the four youth clubs it sponsors within the Grand Island school system.
New Adrian's Custard & Beef bigger, better than ever
Sat, May 11th 2019 07:05 am
There is no comparing the new Adrian's Custard & Beef to the old, said members of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon-cutting Saturday celebrating the restaurant's move across the street to 2352 Grand Island Blvd.
Grand Island: Town to move ahead with gazebo demolition
Sat, May 11th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Gazebo, off limits for months because of structural problems, will be torn down.
Higgins & local advocates detail bipartisan bill to help individuals with severe medical needs
Tue, May 7th 2019 10:05 am
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Monday by representatives from People Inc., Western New York Independent Living and the National Coalition for Assistive & Rehab Technology to announce federal legislation to make it easier for individuals with significant disabilities and chronic medical conditions to access specialized wheelchairs and adaptive equipment technology. Reps. Higgins and Jim Sensenbrenner have introduced H.R. 2408, the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act. The bipartisan bill creates a separate benefit category under Medicare to cover complex wheelchair and other adaptive equipment for people with severe medical needs.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Children run collection drive for homeless dogs, cats
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Sixth-grade students from St. Stephen R.C. Church religious education support Joyful Rescues, a team of volunteer animal lovers who help homeless dogs and cats in need of love, affection and forever homes. The children collected supplies and monetary donations to benefit the rescue and donated them at Pet Smart's Orchard Park location, which hosts the organization each Saturday so they can showcase their pets.
Hundreds attend GI Lions Club spaghetti dinner
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Hundreds of supporters of the Grand Island Lions Club were lined up for pasta and to support the club's Special Kids Picnic for children with special needs.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion: Volunteers make quick work at 'Sod Party'
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Installation of new sod at the DeGlopper Memorial Saturday morning was nearly completed before lunchtime thanks to dozens of volunteers.
Jacobs sponsors legislation to improve Holocaust education
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:30 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Week by announcing he has introduced legislation (S5431) that will strengthen and renew New York state's commitment to educate citizens about the Holocaust. The senator said passage of the bill would address a pressing need for better Holocaust education in schools.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Grand Island's donations to Undie Sunday support needy
Sat, Apr 27th 2019 07:00 am
Homeless neighbors in Western New York were a bit warmer this winter because of the efforts of people from Grand Island.
Grand Island High School: DECA students heading to national stage
Sat, Apr 27th 2019 07:00 am
Eight students from Grand Island High School will depart at dawn Friday morning for Orlando to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion 'Sod Party'
Sat, Apr 27th 2019 07:00 am
Installation of new sod at the DeGlopper Memorial currently under work will take place beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 27.
Grand Island Relay For Life: Island to Paint the Town Purple on May 4
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Committee members of the 2019 Grand Island Relay For Life will Paint the Town Purple on Saturday, May 4, and bring the Town Commons alive with purple in preparation for the annual Paint the Town Purple event, which takes place nationally on May 1.
Coloring Contest winners selected
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Island Dispatch and Grand Island PennySaver had a special guest judge for the annual Easter Coloring Contest.
Grand Island powering into solar
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
As Island residents are now fully aware, Grand Island is moving full-steam ahead when it comes to solar energy.
Sidway Elementary School on cusp of reaching goal for new playground
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Sidway Elementary School's playground committee is in the home stretch of fundraising for a new playground at the Baseline Road school.
Town of Grand Island designated Purple Heart community
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart presented the Grand Island Town Board with a certificate of commendation designating the town as a Purple Heart community.
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.
 

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