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Island BodyWorks opens in new plaza
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:00 pm
Grand Island's newest plaza is home to Island BodyWorks.
Above and Beyond: Grand Island schoolchildren undergo fire safety training
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Fire Co.'s Nick Egloff talks to elementary school students about the safety gear firefighters like he and Grace Giambra wear on the job. The students were visiting the firehall from Sidway Elementary School as part of fire safety week education.
UB Biorepository is bringing the power of precision medicine to Western New York
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:10 pm
Today, the University at Buffalo officially launched the UB Biorepository, a critical new facility in the Clinical and Translational Research Center that will be a powerful resource regionally and throughout the state in driving biomedical innovation in academia and industry.
Thruway Authority announces cashless tolling customer assistance sessions to continue at Western NY Welcome Center
Sat, Oct 5th 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority announced this week that cashless tolling customer assistance sessions will continue at the Western New York Welcome Center on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The extension is the result of what the Thruway Authority called "the success and resident feedback of the previous sessions that have been held twice a week since June."
Macy's Place Pizzeria: Grand Islanders make WNY's best pizza
Sat, Sep 28th 2019 07:00 am
The people have spoken and have decided the best pizza in Western New York is made by an Island family.
Jim Toellner inducted into Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:00 pm
WGRZ-TV purchased two full pages in the Buffalo Broadcasters Association program book to congratulate Jim Toellner, its president and general manager for the past 16 years, on his recent Hall of Fame induction. On the first page, it reads: "Your Friends and Family From 2 WGRZ On Your Side Are So Proud of You, We Needed An Extra Page to Show Everyone!"
Grand Island High School: Business leaders hear of new academy program
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island High School introduced a new academic offering during a kick-off breakfast business mixer Sept. 19 at the Western New York Welcome Center.
Pink Bag Ladies at Trinity receive American Legion donation
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
Because women are serving in all the armed services, all around the world, Trinity United Methodist Church Pink Bag Ladies, members of Trinity United Methodist Women, have been donating health care items to lady veterans for many years.
Board recognizes Connor Middle School Where Everybody Belongs
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
In just the first week of school, a new program at Veronica Connor Middle School has made a major impact, the Board of Education was told at its Monday meeting.
Grand Island musician wins blues competition
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
Michael DeLano, a 17-year-old member of the Grand Island High School and Erie 1 BOCES Harkness senior class, won the Blues Society of WNY's Memphis Bound competition for solo artist at Sportsmen's Tavern in Buffalo on Aug. 28.
UB speakers series to welcome Central Park Five member, 'Shark Tank' investor, Pulitzer Prize winner
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:20 pm
Central Park Five member Yusef Salaam, Pulitzer Prize winner Maggie Haberman and "Shark Tank" investor Daymond John are among the speakers who will headline the University at Buffalo's 2019-20 Distinguished Speakers Series.
Grand Island Central School District: Is your mailbox ready for school with visible address numbers?
Sat, Aug 31st 2019 07:00 am
For just a few dollars, Islanders can speed up a safe pickup and drop-off of children for school.
Burrata Rooftop Bistro opens on top of Grand Island Holiday Inn Express
Sat, Aug 31st 2019 07:00 am
The most heavily attended ribbon-cutting ceremony in recent memory greeted the new Burrata Rooftop Bistro at the Holiday Inn Express Friday.
Grand Island Town Board: New Southpointe plan has first airing at info meeting
Sat, Aug 31st 2019 07:00 am
Islanders at an informational meeting about the Southpointe development project echoed the voices from 20 years ago when they raised similar concerns about the project's potential impact on the environment and traffic.
Solve this! In just 5 days, UB student teams addressed a critical problem plaguing colorectal surgeries
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:45 pm
This summer, five teams of University at Buffalo students who didn't know each other from Adam came together in a startup boot camp to develop a medical device to solve the devastating and costly surgical complication of anastomotic leaks. Such leaks, occurring after some colorectal surgeries, are difficult to detect early. The consequences are severe: an ostomy bag, sepsis or even death.
Gates officially close on record-breaking 180th Erie County Fair
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 10:30 am
The all-time attendance record for the Erie County Fair was shattered as the "Best 12 Days of Summer" in Western New York concluded Sunday night. Final 2019 attendance is 1,238,456. This number represents a 3.3% increase from 2018 and makes 2019's number the highest attended County Fair in the history of the Erie County Agricultural Society. The previous all-time record was achieved in 2014 (1,220,101).
Dr. Ruth lauded for 49-year career on Grand Island
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Dr. Willard Ruth came to Grand Island early in his medical career to be close to family, not imagining he would work in one town for nearly five decades.
NYS Speaker Heastie visits New Era Field on his 2019 statewide tour
Wed, Aug 14th 2019 09:50 am
New York State Speaker Carl Heastie on Tuesday continued his annual statewide tour with stops at New Era Field in Orchard Park, Lackawanna City Hall and the Blackthorn Restaurant & Pub in South Buffalo. He was accompanied by Assemblyman Pat Burke.
Strates sets single-day record at Erie County Fair
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
The James E. Strates Shows announced that it has reached an all-time, single day gross revenue record at the Erie County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 10. This single day milestone was just one day of a record-breaking opening weekend in Hamburg, as the Strates Shows celebrates its 95th year providing the amusements at the Erie County Fair. Gross revenues for the Strates Shows midway are trending 25% over 2018 number.
Grand Island Board of Education: Huth Road Elementary PTA president blasts principal search process
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:10 am
The Huth Road Elementary School PTA president blasted the hiring process undertaken by the Grand Island Central School District after the Board of Education filled the vacant principal job at the school.
15 from Trinity United Methodist Church go on mission trip to North Carolina
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:05 am
Ever hear of a natural disaster in the news and wonder what can be done to help? Fifteen members of Trinity United Methodist Church of Grand Island just returned from Wilmington, North Carolina, from a week's visit to restore dignity, hope and safe living conditions for three families whose lives changed last September.
Erie County Legislature: Hardwick assesses county roadwork
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
Preparation for the rehabilitation of Baseline Road on Grand Island has commenced, starting with a total shoulder reconstruction to help alleviate previous drainage issues that existed on the two-and-a-half-mile stretch being repaired by Erie County this year. According to Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, who represents Grand Island in the Erie County Legislature, the portion from Whitehaven to East River will require decreased speed and additional caution while the work takes place.
Kelly's Country Store hosts weekly Food Truck Friday Night
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
On Friday, Aug. 2, Kelly's Country Store at 3121 Grand Island Blvd. on Grand Island hosted the second of its weekly Food Truck Friday Night from 5-8 p.m. The week's food truck options include five local favorites: Anderson's, Dirty Bird, Hawaiian BBQ, Maria's Bene Cibo, Sassi Cakes and Nickel City Vice.
Celebration of Gratitude: Island Ship Center gets the royal FedEx treatment
Sat, Aug 3rd 2019 07:00 am
Seema and Fahim Mojawalla of the Island Ship Center are back from what they called a once in a lifetime visit to FedEx headquarters in Memphis.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: The Chandler opens at Big Six Marina
Sat, Aug 3rd 2019 07:00 am
A virtual economic trident is forming on the Island between stakeholders, as illustrated by the ribbon-cutting for a new business on the waterfront Friday.
Locals represent at Kensington Lions HS All-Star game
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 02:05 pm
Wednesday night, several local Class of 2019 high school football players represented their respective programs in the 44th Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic at Williamsville South High School.
Grand Island Parks: New pavilion put up, ready for use in Veterans Park
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
The newly constructed pavilion at Veterans Park is up and ready for use.
Erie County Fair rolls on rails: Train to arrive in Hamburg on Wednesday
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 05:35 pm
For generations, the annual arrival of the James E. Strates Shows train has been an anticipated occasion for fairgoers and enthusiasts of Americana. The movement of the colorful freight train filled with wagons and amusement rides into the Village of Hamburg is a signal that opening day of the Erie County Fair is just a week away.
Paddles Up expands with Summerfest
Sat, Jul 20th 2019 06:55 am
On the heels of the winter Footprint Festival in Beaver Island State Park, Paddles Up has expanded into the Paddles Up Summerfest for 2019.
North Tonawanda: Thunder on the Niagara boat races returning for year 14
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 06:00 pm
Although water levels have been high around Western New York - leading to the cancellation of several water-related happenings - locals can look forward to a community favorite off the shores of the Niagara River. Coming Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 and 4, Gratwick Riverside Park in North Tonawanda will host the 14th Thunder on the Niagara boat racing event.
Grand Island Board of Education: Jacobs delivers playground funding at reorganization meeting
Sat, Jul 13th 2019 07:00 am
It was a busy session for the Grand Island Board of Education this week as the board held its annual reorganizational meeting on Monday.
Jacobs honors 2019 Veterans Hall of Fame inductee Daniel McMahon
Fri, Jul 12th 2019 03:45 pm
In a ceremony at Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post 9249, New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs recognized lifelong Grand Island resident Daniel McMahon as a 2019 New York State Veterans' Hall of Fame inductee. McMahon, who was also honored in a statewide ceremony in Albany in May, was presented with a framed proclamation marking the honor before his fellow veterans and post members.
Holiday Inn Express throws 1st birthday party
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:05 am
A year to the day of opening, the Holiday Inn Express threw a first birthday party Wednesday.
Grand Island Town Board: Tetkowski honored with town proclamation
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board honored 96-year-old Lenore Tetkowski for her lifelong commitment to her hometown.
Zonta Club of Grand Island installs 3 new members
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
Zonta Club of Grand Island President Donna Monaco, left, installed new members in a ceremony June 11 at the Buffalo Launch Club. With her, from left, are new members Martha Pigott, an associate at Hodgson Russ LLP; Beverly Kinney, Grand Island councilwoman; and Pam Barton, Grand Island town accountant.
Grand Island Fun Center marks renovation with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
Family members that have supported Grand Island Fun Center owner Dave Glian in business have done so from the very beginning, and when Glian says "very beginning" he means fourth grade.
Jacobs, school superintendents, announce passage of bills to enable better control of health insurance costs
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs was joined by representatives of four local school districts Thursday in announcing passage of legislation that would allow each one to establish an insurance reserve fund to better manage escalating health insurance costs.
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.