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Troop 510: 3 earn Eagle Scout rank
Sat, Sep 3rd 2022 07:00 am
Alongside the circle in front of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, there is a wooden structure with a glass door. The structure is a little free pantry, also known as a blessing box, one of two on the Island.
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.
Grand Island Lions provide medical equipment
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 11:05 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.
Groundbreaking for new West Side Bazaar
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced construction has begun on a $11.5 million project to create a new and significantly expanded West Side Bazaar. Her team said, "Founded by the Westminster Economic Development Initiative in 2011, the West Side Bazaar small business incubator quickly became a popular shopping and dining destination for locals and tourists searching for unique food and retail opportunities."
Books, photographs, community & more offered at Gram's Garage Sale
Sat, Aug 20th 2022 09:00 am
Jen Menter, recreation supervisor of the Golden Age Center, described Gram's Yard Sale as a "big success. We had a great sense of community. We had so many members come out and be a part of this sale, which really warmed my heart. I appreciate all the volunteers who helped make it be the success that it was."
A conversation with Grand Island Postmaster Joshua Stewart
Sat, Aug 20th 2022 07:00 am
Meet Joshua Stewart.
Grand Island Town Board tables Radisson incentive zoning discussion
Sat, Aug 20th 2022 07:00 am
Following last week's information session on the future of the Radisson Hotel on the East River, the Grand Island Town Board held a public hearing as the leadoff of its regular meeting Monday to further discuss the project.
Twin City Island Deli: Ribbon is cut for Grand Island's new delicatessen
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 07:00 am
Boar's Head deli meats and cheeses, which are sold at the newly opened Twin City Island Deli, 2092 Grand Island Blvd., "are the best that you can buy," said owner James Zuckerman, who also owns Twin City Deli at 50 Main St., in the City of Tonawanda. He and the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce celebrated the new business with a ribbon-cutting on Monday.
Remembering Dori Klaaren and her art
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 07:00 am
Terry and Dori Klaaren were exploring Morocco after having traveled through Europe for approximately eight months. They were a young couple in the early 1970s, and Dori had suggested the trip, explaining that it would be a good time to do it " 'Because we're free; because we've got no careers. We have no kids, no debts. We will never be this free again for the rest of our lives. We need to travel,' " Terry said to a group at the Grand Island Memorial Library, where he spoke about Dori's artwork on Aug. 1.
Cars and food take center stage in Relay For Life event
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 07:00 am
For Mark B. Gollwitzer, the 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle that he had restored was much more than a car. It is a reminder of his brother, Peter, who died in 2018.
Future plans for Radisson discussed
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island residents learned more on the future of the Radisson at a community gathering Tuesday in the hotel, during a meeting outlining adaptive reuse plans by developers.
Office of Health Equity invites Erie County residents to participate in survey
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 12:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Office of Health Equity has developed a health and wellness survey for Erie County residents. Responses will inform the work of this office as it compiles a needs assessment report and develops pilot models and programs to improve health disparities.
Niagara Amusement Park: KiddieLand, Western Town join park rides
Sat, Aug 6th 2022 07:00 am
Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World unveiled its newly added attractions of Western Town and KiddieLand to the media on July 28 amid cloudy skies but a sunny optimism for the park's continued growth.
Paddles Up sets records in 2022, honors past participant
Sat, Aug 6th 2022 07:00 am
After retirement from his career as an electrical engineer, Gregory Madejski discovered a new passion as a boat builder. For 26 years, he built kayaks and canoes, some from kits and some not, from cedar plywood and from cedar strips. He also paddled those boats in Paddles Up at Beaver Island State Park and elsewhere.
First responders offer safety tips at National Night Out
Sat, Aug 6th 2022 07:00 am
The fire trucks at National Night Out, held on Tuesday, attracted a great deal of attention. People of all ages were eager to look inside the fire trucks, and members of the Grand Island Fire Co. were there to make the tours happen.
Ryan secures $90,000 in state grants for Erie County libraries
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 10:00 am
On Monday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined representatives from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System to announce he secured a total of $90,000 in state grants for the library system and its branches.
50 years of 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors'
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
COVID-19 and social media are changing the face of the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation.
New future for Grand Island Radisson?
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Once again, there appears to be interest in development on the southeast shore of Grand Island.
Certified AutoBrokers: Providing service from a servant's heart
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Chris Taylor, who co-owns Certified AutoBrokers, 1693 Grand Island Blvd., with Travis Smith, said that his business, which recently expanded, has experienced tremendous growth and that he believes that it has great potential for continued growth in the future.
DeGlopper Memorial still in need of funds
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 07:00 am
Since the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial site was dedicated last summer, visitors have come to admire the life-sized statue of the World War II hero from Grand Island, and the plaques of Islanders killed in action while serving our country.
Trinity United Methodist Church offers midsummer event to community
Sat, Jul 23rd 2022 07:00 am
A basket raffle, snacks, beverages and bounce houses were the attractions at the Summer Breakout event held July 10 at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Video crew visits Grand Island farm
Sat, Jul 23rd 2022 07:00 am
A video crew visited the Long Road farm of Tom Thompson on Saturday as part of a Farm Bureau of Erie County project "to produce video work to help explain local agriculture to the general public and, sometimes, for specific targeted audiences," said David Eckhardt, a photographer who is part of a video team hired by the Farm Bureau.
Grand Island students recognized for service and advocacy
Sat, Jul 16th 2022 07:00 am
At Monday's Grand Island Board of Education meeting, eight students were recognized for efforts made outside of the classroom. Jon Minton, Connor Lenhard and Zander Crevlin, all members of Troop 630, were honored for their work in achieving the status of Eagle Scout.
2022 Independence Day Parade deemed a success
Sat, Jul 9th 2022 07:00 am
This year's Independence Day Parade was the first year since 2019 that was planned without any COVID-19 restrictions or protocols, said Grand Island Recreation Supervisor Joe Menter.
Ryan 'demands answers' from Thruway Authority about Grand Island E-ZPass 'errors'
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 09:55 am
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan demanded answers from the New York State Thruway Authority regarding what his team called "a problem many Grand Island residents have been facing with the Thruway Authority and the E-ZPass billing system."
Ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Big Six Marina
Sat, Jul 2nd 2022 07:00 am
Many residents are unaware Grand Island is the home to three state parks: Buckhorn Island State Park, Beaver Island State Park, and Big Six Marina State Park. According to Mark Mistretta, western district director of New York State Parks, he has heard on several occasions, "I didn't even know this (Big Six Marina State Park) was here. This is beautiful. This is wonderful."
Catholic Charities: Appeal 2022 reaches $9.5 million goal
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 09:30 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo on Thursday announced Appeal 2022, in support of Catholic Charities and the "Fund for the Faith," achieved its $9.5 million goal with a total of $9,562,329.69 in cash and pledges.
Hope takes flight at 2022 'Taste of Relay'
Sat, Jun 25th 2022 07:00 am
At the "Taste of Relay" on June 18, painted lady butterflies were released from small envelopes to demonstrate the event's theme, "Hope Takes Flight," in action. They sat on people's hands, they fluttered to the ground, and then, they took flight.
Lawnmower Race reunites Grand Island family
Sat, Jun 25th 2022 07:00 am
Cesar Silveira was a 15-year-old kid who loved playing soccer. He had traveled from his native Brazil to Grand Island as an exchange student, where he discovered Grand Island High School's junior varsity soccer team.
From cancer to healing: Eric Fiebelkorn's survival story (Part II)
Sat, Jun 25th 2022 07:00 am
Cancer changes a person forever, said Relay For Life Honorary Survivor Eric Fiebelkorn, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. He said the time that he spent fighting cancer gave him the opportunity to explore his faith and to reassess the direction of his life. He said this time of great pain and suffering also provided him with blessings.
ECDOH offers COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months to under 5 years
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:25 pm
Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent authorization for coronavirus vaccine in children ages 6 months to under 5 years old, the Erie County Department of Health will provide COVID-19 vaccines for this age group starting Wednesday, June 29.
Author suggests ways to build a backyard garden for wildlife
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 10:10 am
Creating a garden full of native plant species helps animals and plants maintain a harmonious relationship, and it prevents conflicts that people get into with animals, said Nancy Lawson, author of "The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife."
Lions hold installation, awards banquet
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 11:30 am
The Grand Island Lions Club held its Installation and awards banquet at the Buffalo Launch Club on Wednesday, June 8. Past District Gov. Lion Jeff Jarvis installed the board of directors for the 2022-23 year.
Schultz wraps high school career with a smile
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 09:20 am
Rebecca Schultz thought, "Yeah, a trip to states would have been great"; but then again, it falls the same weekend as senior prom. And, well, her dress is paid for.
Talent, compassion on display as Lions Club announces poster contest winners
Sat, Jun 4th 2022 07:00 am
The winners of three years' worth of Lions Club peace poster contests were announced at the Lions Club meeting, held May 25 at the Buffalo Launch Club. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the recognition of peace poster contest winners to be delayed, explained Paul Bassette, chair of the poster committee.
Buffalo History Museum celebrates return of art auction
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 09:15 am
The Buffalo History Museum will host the 21st annual "Paint The Town" from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9. "Paint the Town" brings regional artists, art collectors, and passionate museum supporters together to raise funds for the museum through live and silent auctions featuring local art.
Collecting materials intrigues library's volunteer of the year
Sat, May 28th 2022 07:00 am
Marsha Mis, who was given the Volunteer of the Year award at the May 19 Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library event, said that she enjoys doing volunteer work that she describes as "behind the scenes."
Bedell family memorabilia on display at library meeting
Sat, May 28th 2022 07:00 am
The story of the Bedell family, told through memorabilia dating back to the 19th century, was told by Curt Nestark, president of the Grand Island Historical Society, at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library on May 19.
ECDOH: Don't trust your cocaine, don't trust your pills
Thu, May 26th 2022 08:15 pm
Since May 13, the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office has recorded an alarming and tragic number of Erie County resident deaths with suspected cocaine and fentanyl involvement. Representatives from Erie County government and community partners joined forces on Thursday with a wholehearted appeal to the community: Stay alive; don't trust your cocaine.
Niagara's Splash World opening for season
Thu, May 26th 2022 12:15 pm
Niagara's Splash World Water Park announced its operating hours for May and June, including Memorial Day weekend. Splash World attractions debut Saturday, May 27, and will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays, with daily operations scheduled to begin Friday, June 24.
 

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