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Thousands attend Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:55 pm
Over the weekend, the seventh annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo invaded downtown Niagara Falls. The event was held at the Conference and Event Center with a focus on "Teaching Fishing" to the legions of anglers that can be found in New York, Southern Ontario and other nearby states.
Tax bills are on the way
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 07:00 am
Approximately 4,500 town and county tax bills are now in the mail thanks to the volunteer work of members of the Golden Age Club at the town's Golden Age Center.
Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo opens Jan. 17 at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 11:30 am
Just days into a new year and decade, thoughts of area fishers and outdoors aficionados are already turning to warmer weather. We have to admit that winter 2019-20 is already getting on our nerves; the holidays are thankfully over and the Bills short run at the playoffs is now history.
2019 Christmas Coloring Contest winners receive prizes
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
The Island Café in Tops Friendly Markets on Grand Island Boulevard hosted the prize giveaway for winners of the Island Dispatch 2019 Christmas Coloring Contest on Dec. 20.
Town of Grand Island Inauguration Day: Hundreds attend swearing-in ceremony at community center
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
Grand Island government began the transition to a one-party Town Board with a New Year's resolution to work toward town unity.
Rotary youth groups assist with Red Kettle Campaign
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island High School and Connor Middle School Interact clubs and the Early Act Club members from the William Kaegebein and the Huth Road elementary schools have teamed up with members of the Grand Island Rotary Club this month collecting donations through the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign at Tops Friendly Markets on Grand Island Boulevard.
Fighting Cystic Fibrosis with imagination
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Cystic fibrosis has been in the news with the approval of a new drug for its treatment. Although Trikafta was approved in October by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, hailed by doctors and patients alike as a breakthrough, many children still deal with daily regimes of airway cleaning techniques, enzyme and antibiotic therapies, and frequent clinic appointments and hospital stays for check-ups and tune-ups.
Grand Island Town Board: Proposed tree ordinance not taking root
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
A proposed town tree ordinance is going back to committee following another public hearing before the Grand Island Town Board Monday.
Golden Age Center: Sold! It's Snow Wonderful fetches $ at Festival of Trees
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
A group from the town's Golden Age Center has used its Christmas spirit to raise money for Children's Hospital.
Neighbors Foundation conducts annual holiday food drive
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
This year's Neighbors Foundation food drive once again supported dozens of Island families in temporary need this holiday season.
GIHS takes Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District's coaching staff and supporters of the Unified basketball team took the plunge this weekend for the Special Olympics.
GIFC helps Light Up the Boulevard
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
Santa Claus (Noah Teator) and an elf (Megan Stanley) of the Grand Island Fire Co. rode ladder truck No. 6 last Saturday in the Light Up the Boulevard Parade to the Town Commons, where Santa lit the town Christmas tree. (Photo by Larry Austin)
Golden Age Center: Light Up the Boulevard supported at GAC
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
In support of the annual Light Up the Boulevard parade and festival, several Golden Age Center members have created a miniature replica of this event. Members who helped make this indoor version are, pictured, standing: Pat Ehinger, sitting: Lorraine Wilcox, kneeling: Anna Vaccaro.
Kelly's Country Store makes donation to DeGlopper Memorial
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Each year, Kelly's Country Store donates a portion of the previous year's proceeds of their on-site fresh Christmas tree sales to worthy causes that are dear to the Kelly family. The Kelly family choose the DeGlopper Memorial because this is the place on Grand Island where residents, past, present and future who proudly serve their country, are remembered and honored.
Grand Island Town Board: Light Up the Boulevard 2019 dedicated to Fran McMahon
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 06:55 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation at its regular meeting Monday in Town Hall extolling this weekend's Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Light Up the Boulevard Parade and Festival.
Santa Land returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 05:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P. Schinzel along with Santa Claus and representatives of the Orchard Park Recreation Department to announce the return of Santa Land to Chestnut Ridge. The site is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7-8. Again this year, the Erie County Parks Department is partnering with the Orchard Park Recreation Department to present this popular, free event that features a full schedule of family fun on both days.
Trinity United Methodist Church: 'Pink Bag Ladies' support veterans again
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
The "Pink Bag Ladies" at Trinity United Methodist Church, who make care packages for female veterans serving in all the armed services all around the world, have turned their charity to male veterans this season.
Kaleida Health Foundation leads donation drive to benefit Buffalo City Mission's Cornerstone Manor during annual employee summit
Sat, Nov 16th 2019 10:25 am
Earlier this week, the Kaleida Health Foundation coordinated the donation of hundreds of personal care items, child care items and clothing to the Buffalo City Mission to benefit the agency's women and children's shelter, Cornerstone Manor.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: District governor makes visit
Sat, Nov 16th 2019 07:00 am
Bob Artis, the Rotary District 7090 governor, visited the Rotary Club of Grand Island's recent breakfast meeting to share Rotary International President Mark Maloney's theme for the 2019-20 year: "Rotary Connects The World."
Island Pets and Feed open in new location
Sat, Nov 9th 2019 07:00 am
After 12 years in business on the Island, Lynda Gieselman and the family at Island Pets and Feed decided it was time to fly the nest of their old business location and move on up the boulevard.
3rd annual Veteran Parade held at GICSD
Sat, Nov 9th 2019 07:00 am
Island veterans paraded through the halls of the Grand Island High School and Veronica Connor Middle School Thursday to the applause and thanks of Island schoolchildren in the third annual Veterans Parade.
GOP sweeps town election races
Sat, Nov 9th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island Republicans swept back into office after handily winning all the offices up for grabs Tuesday on Election night.
Warrior Boats debut in Western New York
Sat, Nov 9th 2019 07:00 am
Founded in the early '90s and based in Melrose, Minnesota, this manufacturer of premier fishing boats built for challenging conditions has been popular with fishermen on Midwest lakes, even up into the Lake Winnipeg area of Manitoba.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Grand Island Optical holds ribbon-cutting
Sat, Nov 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week for the new location of Grand Island Optical.
Grand Islanders earn Silver Awards
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
Five girls from Grand Island Girl Scout Troop 31312 earned their Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest honor for Cadette Girl Scouts in grades 6-8.
Buffalo Launch Club undergoes refresh
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 03:35 pm
A sprucing up at the Buffalo Launch Club is showcasing the East River venue as the ideal place for weddings, corporate events, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, and holiday parties.
Island BodyWorks opens in new plaza
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island's newest plaza is home to Island BodyWorks.
Buffalo waterfront: ECHDC board approves designs for Heritage Point & Buffalo Heritage Carousel
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:30 am
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) board of directors met earlier this week and approved several items designed to advance projects on Buffalo's waterfront.
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.
 

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