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DeGlopper Memorial Expansion: Volunteers make quick work at 'Sod Party'
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Installation of new sod at the DeGlopper Memorial Saturday morning was nearly completed before lunchtime thanks to dozens of volunteers.
Hundreds attend GI Lions Club spaghetti dinner
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Hundreds of supporters of the Grand Island Lions Club were lined up for pasta and to support the club's Special Kids Picnic for children with special needs.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Children run collection drive for homeless dogs, cats
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Sixth-grade students from St. Stephen R.C. Church religious education support Joyful Rescues, a team of volunteer animal lovers who help homeless dogs and cats in need of love, affection and forever homes. The children collected supplies and monetary donations to benefit the rescue and donated them at Pet Smart's Orchard Park location, which hosts the organization each Saturday so they can showcase their pets.
Jacobs sponsors legislation to improve Holocaust education
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:30 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Week by announcing he has introduced legislation (S5431) that will strengthen and renew New York state's commitment to educate citizens about the Holocaust. The senator said passage of the bill would address a pressing need for better Holocaust education in schools.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion 'Sod Party'
Sat, Apr 27th 2019 07:00 am
Installation of new sod at the DeGlopper Memorial currently under work will take place beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 27.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Grand Island's donations to Undie Sunday support needy
Sat, Apr 27th 2019 07:00 am
Homeless neighbors in Western New York were a bit warmer this winter because of the efforts of people from Grand Island.
Grand Island High School: DECA students heading to national stage
Sat, Apr 27th 2019 07:00 am
Eight students from Grand Island High School will depart at dawn Friday morning for Orlando to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference.
Grand Island Relay For Life: Island to Paint the Town Purple on May 4
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Committee members of the 2019 Grand Island Relay For Life will Paint the Town Purple on Saturday, May 4, and bring the Town Commons alive with purple in preparation for the annual Paint the Town Purple event, which takes place nationally on May 1.
Coloring Contest winners selected
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Island Dispatch and Grand Island PennySaver had a special guest judge for the annual Easter Coloring Contest.
Town of Grand Island designated Purple Heart community
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart presented the Grand Island Town Board with a certificate of commendation designating the town as a Purple Heart community.
Sidway Elementary School on cusp of reaching goal for new playground
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Sidway Elementary School's playground committee is in the home stretch of fundraising for a new playground at the Baseline Road school.
Grand Island powering into solar
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
As Island residents are now fully aware, Grand Island is moving full-steam ahead when it comes to solar energy.
Local gardening educator explains composting process
Sat, Apr 6th 2019 07:00 am
People who compost are able to improve the health of their gardens, as well as reduce the amount of waste that they leave for the garbage truck each week, said master gardener Bonnie Benton. Benton spoke to a full house at a presentation organized by the Grand Island Farmers Market and sponsored by the town's Conservation Advisory Board on March 28 at the WNY Welcome Center.
Town of Grand Island hears of need to upgrade hydrants
Sat, Apr 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island is considering formation of a task force to address its aging water infrastructure and consider an expansive overhaul of hydrants.
KeyBank, First Niagara Foundation proudly support, celebrate merger that will feed more in WNY
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:45 pm
In recognition of the recent merger between The Food Bank of Western New York and Meals on Wheels for Western New York, KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, is awarding a $25,000 proactive grant to applaud the nonprofit agencies for merging into a new entity called FeedMore WNY. The newly formed organization will share services and reduce expenses to increase food distribution over a larger geographical area and provide additionally enhanced programs to help even more people in the local community.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy introduces 2 new members to family
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 04:25 pm
Without further ado, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, in partnership with Lawley and Joe Basil Chevrolet, introduces to the community Shamrock Olms and Meadow Lark, two new heavy-duty trucks that will serve District 2 (Cazenovia, South and Heacock Parks) and District 4 (Delaware Park).
Golden Age Center: 98th birthday celebrated
Sat, Mar 30th 2019 07:00 am
Tuesday at the town's Golden Age Center, members of the center helped Betty Marinell celebrate her 98th birthday.
American Institute of Architects to develop plans, define scope & costs to make veterans posts in Erie County handicapped-accessible
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 02:20 pm
The Buffalo Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced it will begin an urgent handicap accessibility focus for veterans' posts in Erie County.
You're hired! GIHS holds job fair
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
A strong demand for qualified labor has prompted the Grand Island Central School District to help connect its students with employers looking for help.
St. Stephen School Mission Club collects 'Coats 4 Kids' drive
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
The St. Stephen School Mission Club has been busy collecting gently used and new winter coats, hats, mittens, and scarves for the "Coats 4 Kids" drive for the needy of Western New York.
Grand Island Board of Education honors champion students
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
Students in business education and athletics were honored during Monday's Grand Island Board of Education for a string of successes this winter.
Grand Island Town Board: Proclamation issued for Red Cross
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 07:00 am
In the wake of the recent severe winter weather, the Town Board of Grand Island issued a proclamation thanking providers of emergency services.
Zonta honors 5 Yellow Rose recipients
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island has selected five outstanding women to receive the 2019 Yellow Rose award for leadership and service to the community.
Golden Age Center seniors cut Coups for Troops
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 06:55 am
Two anonymous members of the American armed forces somewhere overseas are the beneficiaries of the work of Grand Island pennysavers.
Island Democrats announces slate
Sat, Mar 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Democratic Party has announced the following candidates for the upcoming November election.
Poloncarz announces county support for Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday joined Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society President and CEO David Swarts to announce a county funding commitment of $2.5 million to support the Botanical Gardens' proposed expansion. The plan would add 36,000 square-feet of space for a butterfly conservatory, state‐of‐the‐art educational classrooms, new exhibits and grow houses, and event spaces.
KeyBank, First Niagara Foundation announce $1 million contribution to Teach for America Buffalo
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 02:35 pm
As part of its partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, KeyBank on Tuesday announced a $1 million charitable contribution to Teach for America-Buffalo.
Rich Family Foundation announces $150,000 commitment to Buffalo City Mission
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 02:30 pm
On Tuesday, the Rich Family Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Rich Products, announced a $150,000 commitment to support construction for a new kitchen in the Buffalo City Mission Community Center at 100 E. Tupper St., scheduled to open in 2020. The kitchen will be named the Rich Family Kitchen of Hospitality.
Grand Island Board of Education employee honored for 53 years of service
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Perhaps the longest serving employee in the history of the Grand Island Central School District was honored on the occasion of her recent retirement.
ASG 365 LLC wins Corporate Technical Leadership Award
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
ASG 365 LLC, a managed service provider located on Grand Island, has announced its recent recognition of Corporate Technical Leadership from SolarWinds MSP.
Nikki's Eats open for business in Sandy Beach
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
The new eatery Nikki's Eats in Sandy Beach was the vision not of its eponymous owner, Nikki Pelsoni, but her spouse.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion receives $5K donation
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick stopped by the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to present a check for $5,000 to the VFW, American Legion and the DeGlopper Memorial Park Expansion Committee. These funds are from the 2018 Erie County budget and will go towards the expansion expenses.
Grand Island wins girls b-ball NFL title
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 10:55 pm
Thursday night, the Grand Island Vikings defeated the Lockport Lions, 45-33 in the Niagara Frontier League title game at Lockport High School.
Niagara Footprint Festival organizers receive proclamation
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
Organizers of the Niagara Footprint Festival received a proclamation from the Grand Island Town Board praising their success in establishing the first-ever winter event.
Vikings retire #24 in tribute to Neville
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
The biggest home basketball crowd in decades packed the Grand Island High School gymnasium for the retirement ceremony of Julie Roth Neville's basketball jersey Friday.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Undie Sunday Is Feb. 10-24
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
The timing of this year's Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday to benefit the homeless in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and surrounding areas is ideal considering the recent below-zero temperatures during the Blizzard of 2019. Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 10, and concluding on Sunday, Feb. 24, Island residents are encouraged to donate the basic needs of new and unused underclothing and socks for homeless men, women and children.
Jacobs, UB School of Pharmacy partner to distribute drug deactivation systems
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 05:00 pm
In an effort to reduce the availability of unused prescription drugs to people struggling with addiction, New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced his office is partnering with the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) to distribute thousands of Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems throughout Western New York.
Morinello receives Guardian of Small Business Award
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 01:35 pm
Last week, the Small Business Council presented Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello the Guardian of Small Business Award "for his consistent advocacy for small businesses in New York state," a press release stated. This prestigious award is presented to legislators who vote in support of small businesses and "who champion issues affecting businesses in New York state."
Niagara Footprint Festival leaves a positive impression
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara Footprint Festival defied the cold and snow Saturday at Beaver Island State Park and drew hundreds of visitors to a winter festival in its first showing.
Blizzard of 2019 keeps town personnel working round the Island, round the clock
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Brutal cold, white-outs and snow caused Grand Island school and government closures this week.
 

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