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Niagara University theater professor choreographing world premier of Eddie Money musical
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 03:10 pm
The world premiere of a new musical created by and starring legendary rocker Eddie Money is being choreographed by Niagara University associate professor Terri Filips Vaughan.
Grand Island Central School District: Korean War vet gives thanks for handmade cards on Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
Korean War veteran Richard Pealer returned to Buffalo after a Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., with a special message from Grand Island students. Tucked into his luggage was a handmade note that thanked him for his service to his country.
National Grid earns Emergency Response Awards from Edison Electric Institute
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:05 pm
National Grid has received Edison Electric Institute's Emergency Assistance and Emergency Recovery awards for its response to damaging thunderstorms and tornadoes that struck the upstate New York region in May and July 2017.
4 inaugurated on New Year's Day
Sat, Jan 6th 2018 07:00 am
On a cold New Year's Day, four newly elected town officials, their families, friends and other interested Island residents were at the Buffalo Launch Club, waiting for the inauguration of four newly elected town officials to begin. Only one person was missing when the clock struck noon: New York State Supreme Court Justice Russell Buscaglia.
No more pouts about the drought: Bills are in playoffs
Thu, Jan 4th 2018 12:15 pm
Waking up on New Year's Day was different this year. It wasn't that dates changed to 2018, or drastic cold weather, it was being able to say six words that had been absent from a Western New Yorker's vocabulary for what seemed like an eternity: "The Bills are in the playoffs."
Grand Island Chamber elects new officers, mingles at holiday party
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
More than 120 people were in attendance as the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce held its annual holiday party on Dec. 14 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Grand Island Coloring Contest winners announced
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
Congratulations to all of this year's winners in the annual Niagara Frontier Publications Christmas Coloring Contest. Winning entries are displayed at the Grand Island Tops and other entries are at Niagara Frontier Publications, 1859 Whitehaven Road, until the end of the year.
Grand Islanders learning about life in the freezer
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
On Christmas Day, Grand Island woke up to a fresh layer of snow and to ice forming on the creeks.
Grand Island sees progress, growth in 2017
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
The year 2017 has been one of growth and growing pains for Grand Island.
Grand Island Town Board: RFP for community center approved
Sat, Dec 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board couldn't resist holding its last meeting of 2017, and the last meeting of the terms of two councilmen, without a lengthy argument.
Buffalo Launch Club holds installation
Sat, Dec 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club, the oldest organization on Grand Island and the oldest power boating club in North America, held its annual installation of officers Dec. 10.
Connor Middle School poppy drive raises money for veterans
Sat, Dec 23rd 2017 07:00 am
Students at Veronica E. Connor Middle School presented money to Island veterans organizations from funds raised during the first-ever Veterans Parade in the district.
Poloncarz, Jancewicz join law enforcement to announce holiday DWI enforcement campaign
Wed, Dec 20th 2017 12:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined earlier this week by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz and John Sullivan, director of the Erie County STOP-DWI office, alongside members of local and state law enforcement to reinforce a holiday safety message and announce the beginning of extra patrols as part of the state and national DWI enforcement campaign.
Neighbors Foundation: 54 Island families assisted this holiday season
Mon, Dec 18th 2017 01:45 pm
Neighbors Foundation President Henry Kammerer said 54 families will receive assistance this holiday as part of the organization's Share Your Happiness food distribution.
Veterans say 'Thank you'
Sat, Dec 16th 2017 07:00 am
The Island's two veterans organizations joined forces to honor two members of the local media. At a meeting held Nov. 29 at the Grand Island Moose Lodge 180, representatives of Charles N. DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 and Grand Island American Legion Post 1346 presented certificates of appreciation and gift certificates to the Village Inn to Jodi Robinson of and Larry Austin, editor of the Island Dispatch.
Chris Jacobs honors Veteran of the Month Dennis Smilinich
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:45 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced City of Tonawanda resident and retired U.S. Army veteran Dennis Smilinich was selected as the 60th Senate District Veteran of the Month for December. Jacobs made the announcement and presented Smilinich with a proclamation at a meeting of the Tonawanda's American Legion Post 264.
Former Islander faces cliffs, snakes, bears in Appalachian Trail hike
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 07:00 am
Near the northernmost point of the Appalachian Trail, in Maine, hikers walk through a wilderness that stretches unbroken for 100 miles. It is called the One Hundred Mile Wilderness. Jeff Bullock, 32, a Grand Island High School graduate, who hiked the entire 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail in six months, described the wilderness as "peaceful."
Sign of season: Santa Land brings holiday family fun to Chestnut Ridge Park
Wed, Dec 6th 2017 12:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the return of Santa Land to Chestnut Ridge Park. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10. The Parks Department is partnering with the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy and the Town of Orchard Park Recreation Department again this year to present the popular weekend event, which features free family activities to brighten the holiday spirit.
Kelly's Country Store makes $1,500 donation to WNYHeroes
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 10:30 am
Kelly's Country Store made a donation to a local service organization as part of the store's annual holiday fund drive.
Grand Island Board of Education: Student lauded for performance in Macy's parade
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 10:25 am
Wearing the red jacket she wore in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Pearl Sciolino-Coffey was honored during Monday's meeting of the Grand Island Board of Education.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion: Greenway Commission votes for project
Sat, Nov 25th 2017 07:00 am
The Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Project received a vote of support from the Niagara River Greenway Commission Tuesday.
Islanders encouraged to Shop Small
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 09:40 pm
This Nov. 25, Grand Island businesses will mark a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses.
Notaro Chiropractic donates to Community Missions
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 09:30 pm
Monday in Niagara Falls, representatives of Notaro Chiropractic presented two turkeys to Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. for Thanksgiving meals.
Erie County DPW, Emergency Services emphasize winter preparation
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Commissioner of Public Works William Geary and Emergency Services Commissioner Daniel Neaverth Jr. to emphasize planning, preparedness and safety as winter approaches.
Silk Florals celebrates 1-year anniversary
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:05 pm
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for Andi LaMar, owner and designer of Silk Florals.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Civil Division receives high accreditation
Sat, Nov 11th 2017 07:00 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard has announced his Civil Enforcement Division has been reaccredited by the New York State Sheriff's Association.
School district honors Island veterans with first-ever parade
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 03:05 pm
A thousand students in the Grand Island Central School District honored veterans Monday during the first-ever veterans parade at the middle school and high school.
Town of Grand Island Election 2017: GOP wins in clean sweep
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 03:00 pm
The Grand Island endorsed Republicans swept all four seats up for grabs in Tuesday's general election.
Sidway Elementary School: First fundraiser for new playground scares up $4K
Fri, Nov 3rd 2017 07:00 pm
Sidway Elementary School Principal Denise Dunbar was a little more afraid heading into Halloween than usual.
Vocation success story presented at meeting
Fri, Nov 3rd 2017 03:50 pm
During the Oct. 25 meeting of Grand Island Rotary at the Buffalo Launch Club, Islander Mike Ludwig described his progression from a dry wall installer to a successful entrepreneur who, along with his wife and with financial advice from Christine Learman, CPA, created and grew Island Pet Lodge to the leading pet care facility on the Island.
Grand Island Historical Society: 'The Golden Era' theme of holiday luncheons
Fri, Nov 3rd 2017 03:50 pm
The Grand Island Historical Society's annual holiday luncheon theme is "The Golden Era."
Grand Island Town Board/Board of Education: Stop signs at Stony Point, Ransom roads on agenda for joint meeting
Sat, Oct 28th 2017 07:00 am
The agenda for Monday's joint meeting of the Grand Island Town Board and Grand Island Board of Education calls for discussion of the new traffic configuration at the intersection of Stony Point and Ransom Roads.
CrossRiver Tabernacle to hold grand opening
Sat, Oct 28th 2017 07:00 am
Islanders are invited to celebrate the grand opening of a new church on Grand Island Boulevard.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: 100th anniversary of appearances at Fatima observed
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:25 pm
Saturday, Oct. 14, parishioners of St. Stephen R.C. Church took part in a public prayer gathering in observance of the 100th anniversary of Fatima.
Grand Island Lions Club: Joint meeting held with sister club
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:25 pm
On Wednesday, Oct. 11, the Grand Island Lions Club held its annual joint meeting with the Lions' sister club from Merritton, Ontario.
Grand Island: Lions make donation to library
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:25 pm
Lions Tom Witkowski​ and Richard Crawford look on as Henry Lobl presents Grand Island Memorial Library Director Patricia Covley with a check for $500. The donation will be used to purchase large print books.
Island Ship Center to host industry confab
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:25 pm
The Association of Mail & Business Centers is coming to Niagara Falls and Grand Island, drawn to the area by two Islanders who have become leaders in their industry.
Above and Beyond: Annual state of readiness inspection held
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, Oct. 7, Grand Island firefighters, medics/emergency medical technicians, and cadets reported to fire headquarters for their annual state of readiness inspection by Fire Chief Chris Soluri.
For DeGlopper
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Pictured are volunteers who ran a pig roast Sunday at the DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 to raise money for the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial.
GI Lions donate from loan closet
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:25 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Grand Island Lions packed up excess durable medical equipment from their loan closet and donated it to St. Luke's Mission of Mercy in Buffalo.

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