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GI alum Neutz speaks to N-W student-athletes
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 11:45 am
Wednesday night, former Grand Island High School and University at Buffalo wide receiver Alex Neutz spoke with Niagara-Wheatfield student-athletes about his mental health struggles with anxiety, depression and addiction.
Niagara-Wheatfield shutout by Grand Island
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:50 pm
It was Niagara-Wheatfield's senior day at Terry Harvey Field Saturday afternoon. The celebrations did not finish how the Falcons would've liked, though, as the team dropped its final regular season game of the year versus Grand Island, 14-0.
Trinity UMC Fall Festival Oct. 20
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
The annual Fall Festival at Trinity United Methodist Church will take place Saturday, Oct. 20, beginning at 11 a.m.
Grand Island Lions Club: Support given to community health center
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
On Sept. 25, the Grand Island Lions Club donated excess durable medical equipment to the Jericho Road Community Health Center in Buffalo.
Above and Beyond: Fuccillo Automotive Group buys fire prevention T-shirts for school visits
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Chris Soluri reports that the Fuccillo Automotive Group has spent over $8,000 to purchase T-shirts for all students in kindergarten through fifth grade as a part of fire prevention week.
New York state to oversee safe shutdown of Tonawanda Coke facility, assist workers
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 09:20 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation was informed by the Tonawanda Coke Corp. that, due to its financial inability to legally operate the plant, it is pursing plans to shut down the plant.
Grand Island clips Niagara-Wheatfield in NFL girls soccer title match
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 12:15 am
In last year's inaugural Niagara Frontier League Crossover Championship girls soccer game, the Grand Island Vikings defeated the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons, 2-0. In 2018, the two met again in the same game, with Grand Island, once again, walking away victorious, 1-0.
Buffalo-area Applebee's participate in National Good Neighbor Day
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 09:50 am
On Friday, Sept. 28, team members from the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar of Batavia took part in National Good Neighbor Day by volunteering at the Mercy Flight Batavia Airport, the not-for-profit provider of emergency and non-emergency air and ground medical transport and supporting services. The Applebee's staff preformed land maintenance for the airport to provide a well-kept, safe place for the EMS services to perform their duties.
Grand Island Board of Education: Forum held for possible $25 million capital project
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 07:00 am
A building condition survey of the Grand Island Central School District has helped identify district needs to be addressed by a possible capital project of $22 million to $25 million.
Island Ship Center holds Celebration of Gratitude
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:05 am
Fahim Mojawalla hosted visitors from Grand Island's Golden Age Center Wednesday in what he calls the Celebration of Inspiration.
Grand Island Memorial Library: Volpe named Volunteer of the Year
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
Marie Volpe, left, Friends of GI Memorial Library 2018 Volunteer of the Year receiving congratulations and a plaque from Friends President Mary Cooke.
Islanders rally for loved one in diabetes fundraiser
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
Families often rally around their loved ones, and two Grand Island residents are no exception. Grand Islanders Bethany and Carly (Joslyn) Bernatovicz will participate in a diabetes charitable bike ride next weekend for their nephew and cousin, respectively, Jay Kuehmeier.
Kearns expands S.A.L.U.T.E.S. program to include Gold Star families
Fri, Sep 28th 2018 03:30 pm
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns announced the creation of "Honoring the Fallen," the newest initiative in the Erie County Clerk's S.A.L.U.T.E.S. (Showing Appreciation, Loyalty, and Unity Towards Erie County Servicemembers) program. This initiative is designed to give discounts from local businesses to the mothers, fathers and spouses of Erie County soldiers who have been killed in action.
Veronica E. Connor Middle School: 50th anniversary celebrated
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
On Veronica Connor's 108th birthday, the Grand Island Central School District celebrated the 50th anniversary of the middle school that bears her name.
First Niagara Foundation/KeyBank announce historic $2 million gift to Say Yes Buffalo endowment fund
Tue, Sep 18th 2018 04:00 pm
On Tuesday, First Niagara Foundation and KeyBank executives announced their continued support of Say Yes Buffalo with a $2 million gift to the organization's five-year, $100 million endowment campaign, which will ensure scholarship availability for eligible students forever. Including this donation, the First Niagara Foundation and KeyBank collectively have committed more than $4.1 million to the Say Yes Buffalo scholarship fund.
Start your engines!
Sat, Sep 15th 2018 12:10 pm
The 2018 Fall Father's Day Spectacular will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Park. Formerly the Father's Day Lawnmower Race, the event is a fundraiser for the Grand Island Relay For Life.
Fall Father's Day Spectacular Sept. 15
Sat, Sep 8th 2018 07:00 am
The Fall Father's Day Spectacular will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans Park, 1717 Bedell Road.
Erie County Legislature passes Tonawanda Coke resolution
Sat, Sep 8th 2018 07:00 am
During Thursday's session, the Erie County Legislature passed a resolution calling on the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to require Tonawanda Coke to submit an emergency shutdown plan.
Ribbon-cutting held for WNY Welcome Center on Grand Island
Sat, Sep 8th 2018 06:55 am
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was on hand Friday, Aug. 31, to help the region and Grand Island open the Western New York Welcome Center.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: Bonfire get-together stokes Christian fellowship
Sat, Sep 1st 2018 07:00 am
Tacos in a bag, homemade pizza, smores, crafts, games, and the tunes of professional musician Scott Celani were all featured at a bonfire at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church. In addition, the Rev. Earle King blessed backpacks filled with school supplies. Those backpacks are being donated to Huth Road Elementary School, Kaegebein Elementary School, and Sidway Elementary School.
Casey's Counter ready for kickoff
Sat, Sep 1st 2018 07:00 am
With the start of the Grand Island Vikings football season, Casey's Counter at Masters Field is offering football fans Bubba's BBQ with chicken on a stick and pulled pork.
New York State: Western New York Welcome Center opens on Grand Island
Sat, Sep 1st 2018 06:55 am
Without fanfare, the Western New York Welcome Center on Alvin Road has opened.
Grand Island: Town Board resolution supports DEC on Tonawanda Coke
Sat, Aug 25th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board passed a resolution Monday in a show of solidarity with the State Department of Environmental Conservation's efforts to shut down Tonawanda Coke Corporation.
Knights of Columbus support Lions Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Aug 25th 2018 07:00 am
This year the Grand Island Lions Club's Special Kids Picnic entertained many children and their chaperones to a day of fun and food, including boat rides, pony rides, face painting, music, hot dogs and hamburgers. The Lions rely on donations from the community to fund this event.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Miracle League receives annual donation
Sat, Aug 25th 2018 07:00 am
On Sunday, Aug. 19, the Rotary Club of Grand Island presented another installment of annual donations to the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York for upkeep of the Russell J. Salvatore Miracle League Field and neighboring playground in Veterans Park. This is one of 10 annual payments for maintenance. The GI Rotary has helped the Miracle League from its start 7 years ago.
Jacobs calls for amnesty, asks governor to sign Toll Payers' Bill of Rights
Mon, Aug 20th 2018 03:30 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, on Monday called on the leadership of the State Assembly to forward legislation that he co-sponsored enacting the Toll Payers' Bill of Rights to the governor so he can immediately sign it into law.
It's going to be like Father's Day in autumn
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
Due to the ongoing construction of the West River Connector Trail, which caused the removal of the West River Parkway, this year's Grand Island Father's Day Lawnmower Race has moved to the fall.
Improvements at Golden Age Center show facility is not standing still
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
New improvements at the Town of Grand Island's Golden Age Center reflect a philosophy of forward thinking for the town's oldest residents.
Grand Island Town Board: Islanders turn out for National Night Out
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
More people attended the 2018 National Night Out on Grand Island Tuesday than at least the last four National Night Outs events combined.
Parks Department completes bridge work
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Parks Department reports deck replacement of the bridge on the linear bike path between Bedell and Long roads was started the morning of Aug. 7 and finished the next day.
BBC Band leads Western New York invasion
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:55 pm
While the Beatles led the British Invasion back in the 1960s, the BBC Band just may be leading the Western New York invasion right now.
Purple Heart veterans from across Erie County join Kearns on National Purple Heart Day to unveil William J. Donovan Purple Heart Recipients Book of Merit
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:40 pm
On Tuesday, National Purple Heart Day, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns was honored to be joined by more than 50 Purple Heart recipients and their families to unveil the new William J. Donovan Purple Heart Recipients Book of Merit.
Jacobs announces funding for Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 02:35 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured $120,000 in state funding for the 12 branch libraries in the 60th Senate District. This funding will support program upgrades, additional supplies, and other improvements that will enhance the educational impact of these libraries on youth in these communities.
Trinity United Methodist Church: New pastor welcomed
Sat, Aug 4th 2018 07:00 am
Trinity United Methodist Church welcomed a new leader with the introduction of Pastor Kevin D. Slough.
Paddles Up Niagara has record number of participants
Sat, Aug 4th 2018 07:00 am
For the second year in a row, a record number of participants took part in Paddles Up Niagara.
Town of Grand Island: Residents urged to fight Tonawanda Coke
Sat, Jul 28th 2018 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said citizens need to band together against Tonawanda Coke Corp. "to make sure they don't get away literally with murder."
Upgrades made at Golden Age Center
Sat, Jul 28th 2018 07:00 am
Jennifer Menter, recreation supervisor at the Golden Age Center, reports that this spring and early this summer, the GAC had some "major updates and improvements to our building and grounds, to further protect, improve, and update this second home for many senior citizens in our community."
Borowicz represents GI in 60th Porter Cup
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 01:10 pm
This past week, Kevin Borowicz, a Grand Island High School alum, played in the 60th annual Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club.
Lions Club of Grand Island: More than 1,000 visit for Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 21st 2018 07:00 am
More than 1,000 children and their caregivers enjoyed the biggest picnic event on the Island Wednesday at the 60th annual Grand Island Lions Club Special Kids Picnic.
 

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