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Banko joins Simply Amazed Salon
Sat, Feb 3rd 2024 06:55 am
Kimberly Banko recently joined the team of professionals at Simply Amazed Salon. A third-generation Islander, Banko has 15-plus years' experience and has always had a passion for doing hair.
Snowstorm success: Town Highway crew's response a winter winner
Sat, Jan 27th 2024 07:00 am
In the days prior to Jan. 13, the forecast was for high winds and heavy snow. Grand Island was on the radar for 8 to 12 inches, and the town Highway Department was ready with plenty of plows, personnel and a plan to combat the forces of nature.
Risk of lead poisoning from cinnamon applesauce pouches marketed for children
Thu, Jan 25th 2024 05:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is reminding residents to check their kitchens and cupboards to make sure that any recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches are removed and discarded.
B&B expansion request tabled
Sat, Jan 20th 2024 07:00 am
Niagara Falls is known worldwide for its tourism industry, but Grand Island is developing its own niche in offering several bed and breakfast options for people visiting the area to see the sites or visit relatives nearby.
Grand Island seniors help with tax bills
Sat, Jan 20th 2024 07:00 am
This is the start of the 21st year a group of seniors from the Golden Age Center have stuffed tax bills for Town Clerk Pattie Frentzel.
Building castles in the snow
Fri, Jan 19th 2024 09:40 am
While most people in Erie County were looking for ways to dig out of the snow this week, Calvin VanderMey's daughter, Grace, was eager to dig into the snow. The Grand Island resident artfully built - and is shown sitting inside - this giant snow castle.
Shaded Dahlia Piercing & Tattoo Parlor celebrated with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Jan 13th 2024 07:00 am
Daniel Black has worked as a tattoo artist since his apprenticeship in 2005.
Maguire supports Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Jan 13th 2024 07:00 am
The Neighbors Foundation gratefully accepted a very generous donation from the Maguire Family of Dealerships on Grand Island.
Marston brings fresh perspective as Grand Island supervisor
Sat, Jan 6th 2024 11:00 am
As a small business owner on Grand Island, Peter Marston Jr. brings a much different perspective to the office of town supervisor, which he officially began on Monday after being sworn in by New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello.
Grand Island's elected leaders ready to serve
Sat, Jan 6th 2024 11:00 am
Peter Marston, who was inaugurated at a ceremony Monday at the Sandy Beach Yacht Club, said that collaboration, fiscal responsibility and careful growth are some of the priorities he has as town supervisor.
Grand Island supports adopted families
Sat, Dec 23rd 2023 07:05 am
Members of St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church's Ladies in Faith Together (LIFT) group stand with a collection of Christmas gifts donated by church members to be given to "two adopted local families," said LIFT member Beth Boron.
Eric Berger Insurance donates $6,000 to Family Justice Center
Sat, Dec 23rd 2023 07:00 am
The holiday season is a time of joy and gift-giving and of sharing for most. But, for victims of domestic violence, the holidays can be stressful and difficult.
Grand Island VFW post holds annual Pearl Harbor remembrance service
Sat, Dec 23rd 2023 06:55 am
For Alan Lee, serving as the sergeant of the honor guard at Charles N. DeGlopper 9249 Memorial VFW is an honor and a way to give back.
Grand Island Coloring Contest winners
Fri, Dec 22nd 2023 07:00 am
The Island Dispatch announces winners in the holiday 2023 Grand Island Coloring Contest.
Buffalo Bills star Stefon Diggs joins M&T Bank to surprise Buffalo families for holidays
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 01:50 pm
Buffalo Bills star and all-pro receiver Stefon Diggs and M&T Bank teamed up to organize a special holiday surprise and celebration delivering joy to local children and helping make this season a little easier for their parents.
Island businesses show off wares on Small Business Saturday
Sat, Dec 9th 2023 06:55 am
Rob Rein has been working with wood for his entire life.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee thanks community for holiday support
Sat, Dec 9th 2023 06:55 am
On behalf of the DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee, I am writing to express our gratitude and appreciation to the Rotary Club of Grand Island for coordinating the effort to place Christmas wreaths at each of the KIA stands at the DeGlopper Memorial site on Dec. 2. The kindness and generosity of these volunteers make a difference.
Operation Christmas Child volunteers send Christmas joy to children overseas
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 11:40 am
Area volunteers are celebrating the collection of gift-filled shoeboxes that will send a message of joy to children around the world: God loves you, and you're not forgotten!
ECDOH: Protect your health with an annual flu vaccine
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 11:20 am
A flu infection is not inevitable.
Light Up the Boulevard: It's lights, cameras, Santa!
Sat, Dec 2nd 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island is kicking off the Christmas holiday season this Saturday, Dec. 2, with Santa visits, food trucks, activities, a parade and a tree lighting.
New KinderKiddz director sees teacher training as key to education
Sat, Dec 2nd 2023 07:00 am
For Susan Muscato, who is serving as director of KinderKiddz Early Childhood Learning Center, one of the most important elements of a well-run school is providing training, encouragement and support for the teachers.
Children's safety discussed in program at high school
Sat, Dec 2nd 2023 06:55 am
Children face hidden dangers as they try to navigate the online world, as well as the sometimes more blatant dangers of daily life.
Islanders mourn loss of crash victims
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 11:05 am
Grand Islanders were saddened to learn that fellow Island residents Kurt P. and Monica Villani were the couple who lost their lives in the fiery crash Nov. 22 at the Rainbow Bridge.
Rainbow Bridge car explosion: Deceased Grand Island couple identified
Fri, Nov 24th 2023 09:45 am
"The Niagara Falls Police Department has identified the two occupants involved in the crash at the Rainbow Bridge on Wednesday Nov. 22, 2023, as 53-year-old Kurt P. Villani and his wife, 53-year-old Monica Villani, both of Grand Island, New York."
HEAVY METAL: Steel installed on thruway overpass
Sat, Nov 18th 2023 07:05 am
Grand Island motorists are welcoming the steel installation process now underway in the bridge replacement project on the New York State Thruway overpass at Exit 18B.
Pet food pantry available at St. Martin in the Fields
Sat, Nov 18th 2023 07:00 am
If you need food for your dog or cat, or if you'd like to donate pet food, the place to go is Pete and Skip's pet food pantry, operating monthly at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road.
'Zonta Says No' to violence against women
Fri, Nov 17th 2023 10:00 am
On Monday, Nov. 13, members of the Zonta Club of Grand Island once again decorated the Town Commons with orange ribbons; the color orange is used to represent a brighter future, free from violence against women and girls.
Kearns issues reminder to motorists to be prepared & stay safe during winter driving months
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 04:55 pm
Every start to the winter season, we promise ourselves that this year will be different - that you'll be ready for whatever blizzard Mother Nature sends us. Yes, presently, our weather this fall season has been without any early winter weather events as in years past. However, our weather can change quickly and we can be hit with snow, ice, rain and fog off Lake Erie without warning.
Grand Island Radisson redevelopment gets 1-year extension
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 07:00 am
Have you wondered about what's happening, if anything, at the former Radisson Hotel site at 100 Whitehaven Road?
Grand Island: Marston wins for supervisor; Digati, Kilmer top council race
Wed, Nov 8th 2023 08:20 am
Peter Marston will be Grand Island's new supervisor. The current deputy supervisor won on the Conservative line, with 57.76% of the vote, against Republican Mike Madigan, who garnered 41.85%, in Tuesday's general election. Marston got 3,510 votes to Madigan's 2,543.
A fresh perspective on health care: Schroeder-Watt is new leader for county medical society
Sat, Nov 4th 2023 07:00 am
Grand Islander Dr. Stacey Schroeder-Watt has already zeroed in on a major goal as new president of the Erie County Medical Society.
Up on the rooftop
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 06:35 pm
Workers from Sahlem's Roofing and Siding were putting a new roof on a section of the former Knights of Columbus hall on Wednesday.
Get ready: Frosts & freezes, snow and sleet on the way
Mon, Oct 30th 2023 01:35 pm
Anyone who has experienced a Western New York winter knows that fierce frosts and wicked winds can make travel and outdoor conditions dangerous. With snow in the forecast, now is the time to get serious about winter preparedness for your home, vehicle, workplace and neighborhood.
Election 2023: Grand Island candidate forum a 'getting to know you' event
Sat, Oct 28th 2023 07:00 am
A good-sized crowd showed up for a forum Tuesday night to get to know the nine candidates running in the Nov. 7 general election and to see where they stand on the issues that are important to Grand Island.
Angel Sun benefits Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Oct 28th 2023 07:00 am
Angel Sun, with Maureen Gambino as lead vocalist and Joseph Gotta playing guitar, performed an acoustic show Oct. 18 at Brick Oven Restaurant to benefit the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation. The event, enjoyed by many participants, raised $360 - and attendees also donated nonperishable food to benefit the Neighbors Foundation.
Veronica Connor Middle School students clean trail
Sat, Oct 28th 2023 07:00 am
On Oct. 13, eighth graders from Veronica Connor Middle School could be seen walking down the multipurpose trail on the West River. They were carrying garbage bags and collecting litter from the trail, as well as from the area between the trail and the river.
Wicked Lewsers! A conversation with Grand Island's KISS cover band
Tue, Oct 24th 2023 07:00 am
The Wicked Lewsers, a KISS cover band, has provided entertainment for Islanders for the past 10 years, at both the summer series in the Town Hall Gazebo and the Independence Day parade. They will next be seen at 8 p.m. Oct. 28, at the Matt Urban VFW Post, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster.
Candidates to answer community questions at upcoming forum
Sat, Oct 21st 2023 07:00 am
All the candidates for office in the Town of Grand Island, who are on the Nov. 7 general election ballot, have accepted an invitation to participate in the inaugural candidates forum.
From South Korea to Grand Island: A spiritual journey for David Joon Kyung Chi
Sat, Oct 14th 2023 07:00 am
The Bible Presbyterian Church has a new assistant pastor, but he is already well known to the congregation.
Starbucks is coming to Grand Island
Sat, Oct 14th 2023 07:00 am
There's a new buzz in town, now that construction is underway for a Starbucks coffee shop with drive-thru at the Tops Plaza at 2160 Grand Island Blvd.
 

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