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Christmas farmers market offers something for everyone
Sat, Dec 24th 2022 06:55 am
Christmas at the Thompson Farm, 2487 Long Road, featured local venders with handmade products for sale, in addition to foods, such as eggs, meat, potatoes, honey, maple syrup, garlic and winter squashes. Handmade products include soaps, baked goods, ornaments and small paintings.
Islanders benefit from students' generosity
Sat, Dec 17th 2022 07:00 am
Veronica Connor Middle School and Grand Island High School collected enough nonperishable food to fill 66 bags, said Dave Conboy, president of the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation.
Grand Island Liquidation: New business offers discounts in a cardboard wonderland
Sat, Dec 17th 2022 07:00 am
Nicole Cannarozzo discovered liquidation stores on social media: "I saw on Facebook, during COVID, someone in Texas said she bought something from her local Amazon return store."
Maguire Family of Dealerships makes donation to The Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 17th 2022 07:00 am
The Neighbors Foundation gratefully accepted a very generous donation from the Maguire Family of Dealerships on Grand Island! Recognizing that the need is great year round, but especially near the holiday season, the Maguire Family presented a check for $1,000 to The Neighbors Foundation.
Keep kids safe over the holidays: Medication safety at home and while traveling
Tue, Dec 13th 2022 01:45 pm
The holidays are a time for family, friends and festive gatherings. But they can also be a time for potential poisoning incidents involving medication - especially in children. That is why the Erie County Department of Health and the Department of Social Services are reminding parents and caregivers to make medication safety a priority during this holiday season.
New trees blessed at Riverside-Salem Environmental Chapel
Sat, Dec 10th 2022 06:55 am
The Thai Buddhist temple and retreat center at 2661 Bedell Road (the Wat Prodketchettharam of America) and Riverside-Salem Environmental Chapel, 3449 West River Road, have been working together to plant trees at both sites.
Winter energy fairs to provide information & assistance on energy affordability programs, services for older adults
Thu, Dec 8th 2022 06:25 pm
State and county agencies are partnering on a series of winter energy fairs, including three upcoming events next week in Western and Central New York.
A big slice of success: John's Pizza & Subs marks 40 years in business
Sat, Dec 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The Dispatch checked in on John's Pizza & Subs owners Gene Mongan and Kurt Raepple as their business was coming off a giant lake-effect snowstorm and into a busy holiday week.
Town of Grand Island budget: Interest rate spike driving factor behind tax cap override
Sat, Dec 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The proposed town tax cap override in the 2023 budget is being driven by a large increase in interest rates on $24 million borrowed by the town over a number of years. This includes $12 million borrowed to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows, explained Pam Barton, supervising accountant for the Town of Grand Island.
'Turkey Trot' supports Grand Island Neighbors Foundation
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 10:00 am
The Neighbors Foundation said it appreciates the generosity of the teachers, administrators, students and parents who donated food as part of the "Elementary School Turkey Trot" event that was held at the Grand Island High School Track on Nov. 5. 
Hochul announces RFP to redevelop Terminal A on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a request for proposals to redevelop the building known as Terminal A on Buffalo's Outer Harbor, an approximately 550,000-square-foot building that has been vacant for years.
GI Town Board approves detailed site plan, PUD for Radisson
Sat, Nov 26th 2022 07:05 am
The Grand Island Town Board signed off on an amended version of Local Law No. 7 at its work session last week. The measure allows for board approval of a detailed site plan and Planned Unit Development designation for the Radisson Hotel Niagara Falls-Grand Island complex at Whitehaven and east River roads.
Hunt Real Estate, Grand Island High School team up to support Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Nov 26th 2022 07:00 am
The seasons of our lives change as readily as the weather. Sometimes, Rebecca Simpson said, we need help, and, at other times, it is our turn to offer the assistance.
ECDOH: Early reports from CDC show current flu vaccine is good match against circulating influenza viruses
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 03:10 pm
Wondering if it's worth getting a flu vaccine? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data indicate that the 2022-23 influenza season flu vaccine formulations are a good match to protect against the currently circulating flu viruses.
Hochul requesting federal emergency declaration as winter storm continues
Sat, Nov 19th 2022 09:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday updated New Yorkers on the winter storm impacting parts of Western, Central and Northern New York. More than 5 feet of snow has already accumulated in parts of Erie County, and more than 6 feet of snow has fallen in Jefferson County since Thursday evening.
Grand Island High School recognized for recent food drive
Sat, Nov 19th 2022 07:00 am
This fall, Grand Island High School students have organized several food drives, to benefit both the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation and FeedMore WNY. One of those recent food drives was titled "Huddle for Hunger with the Buffalo Bills!"
Snow-vember: Erie County provides update, map for state of emergency
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 08:05 am
The State of Emergency from Erie County remains in effect.
Vietnam veteran honored posthumously at local service
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:50 am
Daniel Morano's family said service to others was a big part of his life, both in the military and in his civilian life.
Witness to History: World War II: Bud Long's story, part II
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:45 am
The late Bud Long served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II as an airplane mechanic. This is the second part of his recollections of his experiences during World War II.
Poloncarz appoints Lisa Chimera as deputy county executive
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 12:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz recently announced Lisa Chimera will serve as the county's next deputy executive. Chimera has served as an Erie County legislator (3rd District) since July 2019, serving the communities of Tonawanda and Kenmore, along with the Black Rock, Riverside and University Heights areas of the City of Buffalo.
Maguire family of dealerships moves into Buffalo area, adds Grand Island Chevrolet, Toyota & Hyundai outlets From Fuccillo Auto Group
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 03:15 pm
The Maguire Family of Dealerships on Thursday announced its acquisition of Fuccillo Chevrolet of Grand Island, Fuccillo Toyota of Grand Island, and Fuccillo Hyundai of Grand Island from the Fuccillo Auto Group, marking the Maguire family of dealerships' first entrance into the Greater Buffalo market.
Islandwide Dispatch interview with Supervisor John Whitney
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 10:55 am
Grand Island Town Supervisor John C. Whitney, P.E., said during a lengthy interview with the Island Dispatch he would not seek reelection when his first term ends next year.
Grand Island Fire Co. open house doesn't disappoint
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 09:10 am
A crowd gathered on the parking lot at the Grand Island Fire Co.'s headquarters at the corner of Grand Island Boulevard and Baseline Road to experience what was promised to be the most exciting event of the Oct. 14 open house.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee taking monument site to national level
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 07:00 am
Seven years ago, several local veterans and town officials met in the Grand Island Moose Lodge to discuss developing a vacant lot. Located in the center of town, at the corners of Grand Island Boulevard and Baseline Road, they sought to build a memorial site for hometown hero and U.S. Army soldier Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper - and all town veterans of the armed forces.
Andrea Tarshus runs toward goal of helping others
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 07:00 am
When Andrea A. Tarshus, Esq., decided to leave the corporate setting of practicing law and become a sole practitioner, she knew her practice would focus on entrepreneurs, minority and women-owned businesses, and not-for-profit organizations.
Citizen of the Year dinner honors those positively impacting Grand Island
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 07:00 am
The annual Citizen of the Year Awards dinner, held Oct. 13 at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Niagara Falls, was a success, said Grand Island Chamber of Commerce President Eric Fiebelkorn. "The dinner was well attended and was very successful. The honorees this year were fantastic and made the program worthwhile and the success it was."
Know the ABCs of safer sleeping for babies
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 08:25 pm
Each year, an estimated 3,400 families in the United States confront the unimaginable: the sleep-related death of an infant. Ten families in Erie County faced that devastating loss in 2021 and 2022, with additional deaths pending confirmation; unsafe sleeping environments contributed to each of these deaths.
Daffodil planting at Nike Base in remembrance of Joanne Pinner Carr
Sat, Oct 15th 2022 07:00 am
Daffodils are seen as a sign of hope and remembrance. Because of their bright yellow color, they are seen as a symbol of spring. For the family and friends of Joanne Pinner Carr, who died in 2009, daffodils are a way to remember her life and her connection to the Earth.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce to recognize Citizen of the Year awardees
Sat, Oct 8th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor the following at the 55th annual Grand Island Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner, set for 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Niagara Falls, 401 Buffalo Ave. Organizers said, "The Chamber's Citizen of the Year Awards are presented annually to businesses and individuals whose contributions have truly made Grand Island a better place to live, work and play. We're excited to announce this year's recipients below. Please join us in celebrating their hard work, dedication and passion!"
GIHS announces September Viking Values Students of the Month
Sat, Oct 8th 2022 07:00 am
Principal Hillary Kretz-Harvey, Assistant Principal Jon Lattanzio, and Dean of Students Clare Battle of Grand Island High School announced the Viking Values Students of the Month for September.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce celebrates its new office space
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce now has new office space at 2680 Grand Island Blvd., which, according to Chamber President Eric Fiebelkorn, will encourage "community building for our membership and even for some folks that are not members but are community organizations that support us."
Grandparents celebrated at St. Stephen
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
St. Stephen School celebrated grandparents with a special breakfast.
Go Bills!
Sat, Sep 24th 2022 07:00 am
Buffalo Bills fans have enjoyed the displays around the Island of their favorite professional football team.
Newly restored boat rechristened at boat show
Sat, Sep 24th 2022 07:00 am
One smashed bottle of Sparking Bouverie was all it took for the Starling IV, a sea bright skiff, to be rechristened at the Niagara Frontier Antique and Classic Boats Inc.'s 43rd annual antique and classic boat show on Sept. 17 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Autumn and local history on display at Kelly's Country Store
Sat, Sep 24th 2022 07:00 am
The colors, produce and fun of autumn were celebrated last weekend with a fall festival at Kelly's Country Store. Children enjoyed pony rides, as well as opportunities to feed llamas and other animals, as well as to view turtles, snapping dragons and assorted creatures. Food trucks offered a variety of foods for sale for all visitors.
Niagara Sailing Club reopens for business
Sat, Sep 17th 2022 07:00 am
A new home for the Niagara River Sailing Club has risen from the ashes of the former building, destroyed by fire in March 2021.
Ryan announces funding for security upgrades at Grand Island schools
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 02:25 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined school officials to announce $138,000 in security improvements being made to schools in the Grand Island Central School District. Ryan secured a $112,500 New York State grant to fund the bulk of the cost of the improvements.
43rd annual Antique and Classic Boat Show next Saturday at BLC
Sat, Sep 10th 2022 07:00 am
The 43rd annual Antique and Classic Boat Show returns Saturday, Sept. 17, to the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road, Grand Island.
Grand Island Lions provide medical equipment
Sat, Sep 10th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club continues to serve the community by offering durable medical equipment, free of charge, to those in need. Items include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and shower chairs.
Honors celebrated; new staff announced at Board of Education meeting
Sat, Sep 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The New York Council of Administrators of Special Education Summer Institute recognized Cheryl Cardone as the New York State Special Education Administrator of the Year, Grand Island Central School District Superintendent Brian Graham announced at Monday's Board of Education meeting.
 

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