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Gov. Hochul announces advancement of 'transformational redevelopment' of North Aud Block at Buffalo's Canalside
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced actions to advance construction of the Canalside Gateway Building and transformation of the North Aud Block in Buffalo - projects her team said, "are key to the ongoing revitalization of Buffalo's downtown and waterfront district."
Village Inn wins 'Best Fish Fry' for second year
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 10:00 am
The Village Inn has successfully defended its first-place title in the "Best Fish Fry" contest sponsored by Niagara Frontier Publications.
Martial arts instructor discusses active shooter responses
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 09:00 am
In an active shooter situation, the most important three words for people to know are run, hide and fight, said Derek Staubitz, who offered a free active shooter response training on March 25 at Hybrid Defense, his martial arts school, located at 2445 Grand Island Blvd.
Knights of Columbus, St. Stephen's announce plan for new site
Sat, Apr 8th 2023 07:00 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 will use proceeds from the recent sale of its club building and nearly nine acres of land at 1841 Whitehaven Road to repurpose, maintain and manage the former St. Stephen's R.C. "Old Church" at 2106 Baseline Road, the church and council announced this week.
SOLD: Grand Island Knights of Columbus hall has new owners
Sat, Apr 1st 2023 07:00 am
James J. Panepinto, president of a 91-year-young family business, Pinto Construction Services Inc., and a long-time member of the Mary Star of the Seas Knights of Columbus Council No. 4752, has purchased the club building at 1841 Whitehaven Road, and the nearly nine acres of land behind it.
Ryan recognizes Buffalo Bills trainers during Athletic Training Month
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 09:05 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan recognized two members of the Buffalo Bills training staff whose actions saved the life of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin.
Grand entrance: New GIHS foyer design features Viking mascot, bridges
Sat, Mar 25th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island High School foyer has graduated from being just a walled area to being a welcoming and dazzling statement of school pride.
Hochul announces $8.3 million Beaver Island Parkway Bridge project
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 02:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced an $8.3 million project to replace the Beaver Island Parkway Bridge over the Niagara Thruway (I-190), which is scheduled to begin the week of March 27.
Erie County presents Upstate New York Poison Center with proclamation in recognition of its work
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 02:45 pm
Deputy County Executive Lisa Chimera presented a proclamation on behalf of Erie County to the team at Upstate New York Poison Center on March 20 to recognize its unwavering commitment to preventing and responding to poison emergencies in a 54-county area of New York state, including Erie County.
St. Stephen School fish fry a Lenten tradition - and fully back in business following pandemic
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 12:00 pm
Including today, four Fridays remain in Lent - and that makes Lynn Ortiz very happy.
Biden approves major disaster declaration for New York
Thu, Mar 16th 2023 11:05 am
The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of New York to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm that occurred Dec. 23-28, 2022. The request was approved by President Joe Biden.
Attorney General James, Poloncarz, Brown offer tips for this tax season
Tue, Mar 14th 2023 10:10 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown today continued their efforts to protect and inform New Yorkers by offering tips and information on various resources available this tax season.
Zonta names 2023 Yellow Rose recipients
Sat, Mar 11th 2023 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island has selected three outstanding women to receive the 2023 Yellow Rose award for leadership and service to the community. The club honors women whose talent, dedication, determination and caring hearts have both made a difference in the lives of others and inspired a new generation to achieve to their greatest potential.
Nike Base open house features variety of activities for all ages
Sat, Mar 11th 2023 07:00 am
At the age of 12, Kisa is enjoying her retirement.
Grand Island: State aid for schools expected to increase for 2023-24 school year
Sat, Mar 4th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District anticipates receiving $1.96 million in foundation aid for the 2023-24 school year, an increase of 14.7% over the 2022-23 school year, said Dr. Rubie Harris, assistant superintendent for school business and finance. Two programs that are anticipated to receive increases in state funding are the universal prekindergarten program and a new state program initiative called "high impact tutoring."
Rotary Club of Grand Island launches shoe drive fundraiser to raise money for good causes
Sat, Mar 4th 2023 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island (https://rotaryclubgi.org/) is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser now through April 24 to raise funds for scholarships, family justice and trail enhancements. The club will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes.
US Small Business Administration to offer federal assistance to residents & businesses in Western New York impacted by late-December blizzard
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the U.S. Small Business Administration will offer federal assistance to New Yorkers in Western New York affected by Winter Storm Elliott in late December. Residents and businesses in Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Niagara and Wyoming counties are now eligible to apply for low-interest loans to aid in their recovery from this historic storm, which devastated the entire region over the Christmas holiday.
DEC issues guidance to avoid coyote conflicts
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:35 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued guidance to help prevent conflicts between people and coyotes. Coyote sightings are likely to increase in the coming months, and DEC encourages New Yorkers to be aware of the potential for conflicts and follow DEC guidelines to prevent negative encounters.
Mardi Gras at the Golden Age Center features music, food and fun
Sat, Feb 25th 2023 07:00 am
Mardi Gras on the evening of Feb. 21 at the Grand Island Golden Age Center in the Nike Base featured a traditional pancake supper and music with Charlie Morris of Niagara Falls, who played piano, steel drum and harmonica as a one-man band.
Hochul requests major disaster declaration from Biden to secure assistance for communities impacted by December storm
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 01:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has requested a major disaster declaration from President Joe Biden to support the ongoing recovery of communities impacted by the late-December storm, which caused historic blizzard conditions in Western New York, as well as significant coastal flooding on Long Island.
Sunday evening fire on Grand Island Boulevard
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 10:05 am
At 6:04 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, Grand Island firefighters responded to a structure fire at the Chateau Motor Lodge Motel located on Grand Island Boulevard. The caller advised the dispatcher that smoke was seen coming from one of the room's windows.
Island students participate in environmental summit
Sat, Feb 18th 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island High School student Megan Pinzel said that being part of Jeff Green's environmental science class has had a big effect on her way of thinking about the natural environment.
February: A month close to the heart
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 05:20 pm
February may be the shortest month of the year, but there's no shortage of reasons to celebrate. Beginning with a month-long observance of Black history to a holiday dedicated to love, colorful Mardi-Gras floats, and a Super Bowl we sadly weren't a part of this year, there's an occasion to gather friends and family for. It's nice to have things to look forward to in what feels like the coldest time of the year and according to Punxsutawney Phil, we're in for an extended winter.
Maguire Family of Dealerships looks to become part of community
Sat, Feb 4th 2023 07:00 am
The franchises formerly owned by the Fuccillo Automotive Group are now part of the Maguire Family of Dealerships. Owner and President Phil Maguire said they're "super excited" to be here.
Program to spotlight Grand Island during Prohibition
Sat, Feb 4th 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island was a perfect place for rum runners to store their stash of illegal bottles of alcohol during Prohibition, that began in 1920 and ended in 1933, said Mary Cooke of the Grand Island Historical Society.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee sends thanks; has pavers for sale
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 08:55 am
The DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee would like to extend heartfelt thanks for the ongoing support from the community, as well as a special note of appreciation to two Island organizations for their support during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Ten Lives Club slates 'Kitten Bowl'
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:50 pm
The Bills may have missed the Super Bowl, but the Ten Lives Club plans to take home a win as its kittens leave it all out on the gridiron at this weekend's "Kitten Bowl" sponsored by Clyde's Feed & Cellino Plumbing.
PHOTOS: 'Disney on Ice' skater reflects on a lifetime of dreams and stories
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 09:00 am
Mario Castro has been an athlete, a soldier, and an actor in his native Brazil. And, for the past 27 years, he has performed as a skater with "Disney on Ice."
Attorney General James addresses 'mental health crisis in Western New York' in public hearing
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 03:55 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James held a public hearing on mental health care in Western New York. Dozens of impacted individuals, health care providers, elected officials, and community members provided testimony on their challenges accessing and providing mental health care and services.
Mental health expert explains vicarious trauma's effect in WNY
Sat, Jan 14th 2023 07:00 am
The Jan. 2 collapse of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin in Cincinnati on national television during "Monday Night Football" was the most recent in a string of traumatic events that have impacted the Buffalo area in the past eight months.
Simply Amazed Salon celebrates its grand-opening
Sat, Jan 14th 2023 07:00 am
Sarah Santella, owner of Simply Amazed Salon, at 2275 Grand Island Blvd., said the thing that she likes best about providing hair care is "being able to make people feel good about themselves and being able to give them something to look forward to. I like to help people embrace or enhance their image. I love being able to make people feel happy in a way that most people can't."
Grand Island Relay For Life expected to be bigger and better in 2023
Sat, Jan 14th 2023 07:00 am
A carnival is the theme for the 2023 version of Relay For Life this year, scheduled for Sunday, June 4, in Town Commons.
Grand Island Town Board reorganizes for 2023
Sat, Jan 14th 2023 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Town Board got down to business for 2023 at its Jan. 3 reorganizational meeting. The session included a number of procedural appointments, resolutions and approvals to set the stage for town government in the year ahead.
'Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape' returns to Botanical Gardens with new events
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:30 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has filled this year's "Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape" exhibit with specialty nights and experiences designed "to create unforgettable memories for all ages."
National Grid provides $500,000 to WNY customers in need following December's historic blizzard
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 08:50 pm
National Grid will contribute $500,000 to support Western New York individuals and families who continue to recover from the historic blizzard that gripped the region in late December.
WNY Land Conservancy places conservation easement on Alt Preserve
Sat, Jan 7th 2023 07:00 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy announced this week it has permanently protected a 36-acre property on Grand Island known as the Alt Preserve with a conservation easement. The easement ensures the land will never be developed.
Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island sends thanks, lists donors to 2022 holiday distribution
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 11:00 am
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island thanks the hundreds of individuals and organizations who contributed to our successful 2022 holiday distribution. Seventy-six of your neighbor families were aided with gift cards and food, benefiting 137 adults and 140 children. Sixty-three of our seniors were also assisted in two senior apartment complexes.
Sens. Ortt & Gallivan urge oversight hearings to assess NYS response to historic WNY 'Blizzard of '22'
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 10:30 am
On Friday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Sen. Patrick Gallivan sent a letter to the chairs of the Senate committees on Transportation, Investigations and Government Operations and Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs urging them to conduct oversight hearings to assess the state's response during the historic "storm of a century" in Western New York last month.
New owner-operators give new life to Grand Island McDonald's
Sat, Dec 24th 2022 07:00 am
Change is coming to Grand Island's McDonald's. Located at 2231 Grand Island Blvd., the familiar restaurant had fallen into disrepair. There were complaints of broken things in the restaurant, including a milkshake machine that was often out of order.
 

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