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Erie County DPW, Emergency Services emphasize winter preparation
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Commissioner of Public Works William Geary and Emergency Services Commissioner Daniel Neaverth Jr. to emphasize planning, preparedness and safety as winter approaches.
Silk Florals celebrates 1-year anniversary
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:05 pm
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for Andi LaMar, owner and designer of Silk Florals.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Civil Division receives high accreditation
Sat, Nov 11th 2017 07:00 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard has announced his Civil Enforcement Division has been reaccredited by the New York State Sheriff's Association.
School district honors Island veterans with first-ever parade
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 03:05 pm
A thousand students in the Grand Island Central School District honored veterans Monday during the first-ever veterans parade at the middle school and high school.
Town of Grand Island Election 2017: GOP wins in clean sweep
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 03:00 pm
The Grand Island endorsed Republicans swept all four seats up for grabs in Tuesday's general election.
Sidway Elementary School: First fundraiser for new playground scares up $4K
Fri, Nov 3rd 2017 07:00 pm
Sidway Elementary School Principal Denise Dunbar was a little more afraid heading into Halloween than usual.
Vocation success story presented at meeting
Fri, Nov 3rd 2017 03:50 pm
During the Oct. 25 meeting of Grand Island Rotary at the Buffalo Launch Club, Islander Mike Ludwig described his progression from a dry wall installer to a successful entrepreneur who, along with his wife and with financial advice from Christine Learman, CPA, created and grew Island Pet Lodge to the leading pet care facility on the Island.
Grand Island Historical Society: 'The Golden Era' theme of holiday luncheons
Fri, Nov 3rd 2017 03:50 pm
The Grand Island Historical Society's annual holiday luncheon theme is "The Golden Era."
Grand Island Town Board/Board of Education: Stop signs at Stony Point, Ransom roads on agenda for joint meeting
Sat, Oct 28th 2017 07:00 am
The agenda for Monday's joint meeting of the Grand Island Town Board and Grand Island Board of Education calls for discussion of the new traffic configuration at the intersection of Stony Point and Ransom Roads.
CrossRiver Tabernacle to hold grand opening
Sat, Oct 28th 2017 07:00 am
Islanders are invited to celebrate the grand opening of a new church on Grand Island Boulevard.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: 100th anniversary of appearances at Fatima observed
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:25 pm
Saturday, Oct. 14, parishioners of St. Stephen R.C. Church took part in a public prayer gathering in observance of the 100th anniversary of Fatima.
Grand Island Lions Club: Joint meeting held with sister club
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:25 pm
On Wednesday, Oct. 11, the Grand Island Lions Club held its annual joint meeting with the Lions' sister club from Merritton, Ontario.
Grand Island: Lions make donation to library
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:25 pm
Lions Tom Witkowski​ and Richard Crawford look on as Henry Lobl presents Grand Island Memorial Library Director Patricia Covley with a check for $500. The donation will be used to purchase large print books.
Island Ship Center to host industry confab
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:25 pm
The Association of Mail & Business Centers is coming to Niagara Falls and Grand Island, drawn to the area by two Islanders who have become leaders in their industry.
Above and Beyond: Annual state of readiness inspection held
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, Oct. 7, Grand Island firefighters, medics/emergency medical technicians, and cadets reported to fire headquarters for their annual state of readiness inspection by Fire Chief Chris Soluri.
For DeGlopper
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Pictured are volunteers who ran a pig roast Sunday at the DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 to raise money for the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial.
GI Lions donate from loan closet
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:25 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Grand Island Lions packed up excess durable medical equipment from their loan closet and donated it to St. Luke's Mission of Mercy in Buffalo.
Obituary: Mary Dunbar-Daluisio
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 01:40 pm
Mary Agnes Dunbar-Daluisio died in her home Oct. 4, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.
Jacobs secures funding for Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 04:50 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured $120,000 in state funding for the 12 branch libraries in the 60th Senate District. This funding will support program upgrades, additional supplies and other improvements that will enhance the educational impact of these libraries on youth in these communities.
Poloncarz, Jancewicz review falling DWI numbers
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 12:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Director of the Erie County STOP-DWI Office John Sullivan, and Chief of the Orchard Park Police Department Mark Pacholec to review driving while intoxicated incidents during the summer months across Erie County. Data from the STOP-DWI office indicates DWI arrests for the period of July 3 through Sept. 17 are down from last year.
Grand Island residents vent about paving project
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
Residents of Fareway Lane and Carter Creek Drive attended Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting to complain about the poor quality of road resurfacing on their streets this month.
Funding sought to turn 140-acre Grand Island forest into nature preserve
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy and residents of Grand Island hope to create a new 140-acre forested nature preserve in the heart of the Niagara River.
Grand Island artist to have 1-man show in October
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Museum will, during the month of October, display 42 works of art created by Grand Island artist Angelo F. LaDuca. The title of the show is "Angelo LaDuca Celebrates Being 80 With An Art Show."
Old Glory waving from highway garage
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 07:00 am
Because every public building needs the Stars and Stripes, new flagpoles were set up at the town's highway garage recently.
Grand Island Lions Club: Kammerer presented honor; 5 installed
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club named Neighbors Foundation President Henry Kammerer a Melvin Jones Fellow during the club's general meeting Wednesday in the Radisson Grand Island.
Grand Island: Town Board issues proclamation for Buddy Poppy Drive
Sat, Sep 9th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board proclaimed Sept. 8 and 9 as American Legion Patriot Poppy Days on Grand Island in advance of the American Legion Grand Island Post No. 1346 Patriot Day Poppy Drive that weekend.
Buffalo River restoration effort brings partners together at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park
Fri, Sep 8th 2017 08:50 pm
Erie County's Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park on Seneca Street in Buffalo was the site Friday for a multitude of volunteers helping to beautify and protect the park itself and the adjoining waters of the Buffalo River. Personnel from the Erie County environment and planning and parks departments were joined by counterparts from Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Labatt USA, Pegula Sports Entertainment, the Buffalo Sabres, Try-It Distributing and WNY PRISM to clean up the habitat area, remove invasive species, plant native pollinators and grasses, and place new trees and shrubs at the site.
Island community completes GI Challenge for room at new Oishei Children's Hospital
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
A cross-section of Grand Island came together Thursday to celebrate the Viking spirit that helped the community meet a fundraising challenge for the new Children's Hospital in Buffalo.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Grand Island Dance holds grand re-opening
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce helped the Grand Island Dance Center celebrate what studio owner and director Rachel Novelli called "almost a complete overhaul of the space we already had."
7-Eleven celebrates opening
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 04:55 pm
Tina and Michael Kibler are Grand Island residents and proud to be the new franchisees of the 7-Eleven at 1787 Love Road.
New kayak launch complete at Erie County's Ellicott Creek Park
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 05:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the completion of a new kayak launch at Ellicott Creek Park. Located at the corner of Niagara Falls Boulevard and South Ellicott Creek Road across Ellicott Creek from the main entrance to the park, the launch is in an area that has long been a hotspot for kayak and canoe enthusiasts.
More details: Cuomo announces open road, cashless tolling to begin on Grand Island crossings in March 2018; new welcome center to debut
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 01:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced high-speed, open-road, cashless tolling will begin at the Grand Island toll barriers in March of 2018. The transition to cashless tolling will not affect the Grand Island resident discount program and is designed to reduce congestion, improve safety and reduce air pollution.
Cuomo: Cashless tolling to begin at Grand Island bridges
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 11:00 am
At a press conference Tuesday morning on Grand Island, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced cashless tolling on the bridges.
Grand Island wins another Chalk Walk
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
Assistance from patrons of the arts helped Grand Island High School students win an unprecedented seventh first-place award in the last eight years at the 2017 Chalk Walk competition.
Submarine Squadron 20 changes command
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:35 pm
Submarine Squadron 20 held a change-of-command ceremony at the chapel aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on Friday. Capt. Bob Wirth relieved Thomas R. Buchanan as the Submarine Squadron 20 commodore.
More than 100 attend first meeting on town comprehensive plan
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
Islanders met Wednesday to lay the foundation for their town's zoning laws and long-term development.
GIFC marine operations bolstered by acquisition of new boat
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
Fire Chief Chris Soluri reports that the Grand Island Fire Co. recently took delivery of a 2017 INMAR 20.2-foot rigid hull inflatable boat, powered by a Honda 135 horsepower outboard motor.
White Cane Days set for Aug. 18, 19
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:50 pm
The Grand Island Lions Club will conduct its annual White Cane Days on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19.
Dynasty: Grand Island Chalk Walk team preps for Lewiston Art Festival
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island High School art teacher Megan Gaiek is becoming the Gene Masters of art competitions for her school.
GI Scouts looking for new members
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 04:40 pm
The pack, organized out of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church is looking for new Scouts in grades 1 through 5. The Cub Scout Pack meets Wednesday nights during the school year at St. Martin's, 2587 Baseline Road.
 

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