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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.
Summertime DWI review shows decline in arrests
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Kenmore Village Police Chief Peter Breitnauer, and members of the Crusade Against Impaired Driving Foundation to review county DWI arrests through mid-year. He also accepted a donation from CAID to the STOP-DWI office.
Grand Island Board of Education leadership changes at reorganization meeting
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
With the start of the 2018-19 school year, a changing of the guard took place at Monday's Grand Island Board of Education reorganization meeting.
Zonta Club of Grand Island awards 5 scholarships
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island awarded five scholarships at its annual scholarship awards dinner held on June 26 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Gathering says 'Happy birthday, Grand Island Town Hall'
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Hall turned the big 5-0 this year and hosted a small birthday party Saturday to celebrate the milestone.
Garden Walk 2018 held at 13 sites
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
The welcome mats at 13 properties on Grand Island were laid out for residents Sunday in the third annual Garden Walk.
Grand Island: Holiday Inn Express open for business
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Holiday Inn Express is now a reality.
Kaegebein Courtyard part of Grand Island Garden Walk
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:00 am
Sunday's Grand Island Garden Walk will include a stop at a courtyard maintained by the fastest growing garden club on the Island: the Kaegebein Garden Club.
'ARP' Thomas Insana featured artist at Memorial Library
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:05 am
Thomas Insana's artwork will be on display at the Grand Island Memorial Library right before the holiday and continuing through the month of July.
Garden Walk set for July 8
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Garden Walk Committee is hosting the Grand Island Garden walk, featuring gardens across the town. The walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Maps of the walk are available at the Town Commons gazebo.
Marigold Senior Living holds open house
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 06:55 am
People Inc. Marigold Senior Living, located at 3026 Grand Island Blvd., hosted a free Health and Wellness Open House on June 22.
Grand Island: Town Hall campus welcomes back historic cupola for visit
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:00 am
Fifty years after the demolition of old Town Hall, the historic cupola that sat atop the building has been returned to the Baseline Road campus of Island government.
West River Connector Trail: More signage installed
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:00 am
More signage has been installed at several locations along the course of the new West River Connector Trail. This sign pictured is posted at the end of Whitehaven Road.
Unique recreation offering enjoyed by Golden Age members
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:00 am
Summer-like heat and sunshine didn't stop Golden Age members from enjoying a unique opportunity: kayaking on the Niagara River.
Golden Age Islanders take to water
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:00 am
Islanders from the Golden Age Center took part in a kayak trip to Motor Island.
Fantasy Island opens daily for summer with Fairy Tale Forest debut
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:00 am
Fantasy Island kicked off the summer 2018 season Tuesday with daily operations and the debut of Fairy Tale Forest, a re-imagined children's area.
More than 200 runners come to South Park Lake & Botanical Gardens for 3rd annual Father Baker Father's Day 5K Run/Walk
Tue, Jun 19th 2018 05:15 pm
On Sunday, more than 200 runners and walkers participated in the third annual Father Baker Father's Day 5K. The day brought avid runners, families and businesses to South Park Lake to run or walk the 3.1 miles around the park and Botanical Gardens.
Island of Hope: GI Relay For Life recalls longtime chairwoman
Sat, Jun 16th 2018 07:00 am
Mary Dunbar-Daluisio's spirit of hope was felt Friday, June 8, in the first Grand Island Relay For Life since her passing.
Erie County Parks looking for Junior Park Rangers
Sat, Jun 9th 2018 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry is bringing back its popular "Junior Park Ranger" program for 2018 and is encouraging parks visitors aged 4 to 104 to start exploring Erie County Parks and recording their experiences in their free Erie County Park System Passport, available to download or at designated pick-up points in select parks.
Grand Island Central School District: 3 named Distinguished Alumni
Sat, Jun 9th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District introduced three new members of its Distinguished Alumni list at a ceremony June 1.
Above and Beyond: GIFC celebrates its 80th birthday
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
Grand Island Fire Co. President Michael Dallessandro welcomed local government officials, family members, and special guests on Saturday, May 19, to commemorate 80 years of community protection by the GIFC.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life Honorary Survivor Maureen Tyson shares cancer journey
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
Twenty-five years ago, Mark and Maureen Tyson of Grand Island built a relationship while working in the laboratory of Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
DeGlopper Park ready for first Memorial Day
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
The DeGlopper Memorial had a sprucing up in advance of Monday's Memorial Day ceremony.
Public hearing held on comprehensive master plan
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
On Tuesday, Grand Island Deputy Supervisor and Committee Chair Jim Sharpe led a public meeting on the town's 2018 comprehensive plan update at the Grand Viking Theater at Grand Island High School.
Grand Island: DeGlopper statue supported
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
As work continues on the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial in the center of Grand Island, about a dozen people held a peaceful gathering in the park to show their support for a statue depicting Charles DeGlopper with a rifle.
DeGlopper Memorial: Work moves ahead
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:00 am
Progress continues on the DeGlopper Memorial expansion in spite of a rejection by the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee to direct some funding to the project.
EC Central Police Services hosts Law Enforcement Memorial Service
Fri, May 11th 2018 06:55 pm
Law enforcement agencies in Erie County on Friday joined the Erie County Department of Central Police Services in an interfaith Law Enforcement Memorial Service at the Public Safety Campus in Buffalo, part of National Police Week events being held around the country in observance of the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers.
Poloncarz, officials join to promote motorcycle safety, awareness
Mon, May 7th 2018 12:45 pm
On Friday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined in front of the Edward A. Rath county office building by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, elected officials and members of the law enforcement community, county members and officials from the American Bikers Aimed Toward Education ("ABATE") of NY Buffalo-Erie Chapter to start the motorcycle season with a call for increased safety and awareness.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce honors Citizens of the Year
Sat, May 5th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce held its 52nd annual Citizen of the Year awards dinner April 26 at the Radisson Grand Island. This year, the event honored six award recipients who have made Grand Island a better place to live, work and play.
Grand Island Lions Club spaghetti dinner raises $ for Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 07:00 am
Preparations for the Grand Island Lions Club's annual spaghetti dinner began at 3 p.m., Sunday, a full day before the dinner.