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DeGlopper Memorial expansion: Committee thankful for donations, asking for support to continue work
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
Progress on the expansion of DeGlopper Memorial Park is ongoing thanks to major donations of supplies and manpower, but the committee spearheading the project says more is needed for work to continue.
Grand Island Board of Education: Pyc, Tomkins returned as board president, vice president
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
The 2017-18 school year for the Grand Island Central School District officially began Monday with the reorganization meeting of the school board.
Poloncarz signs 'Ruthie's Law'
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 12:30 pm
Erie County's newest law was officially adopted Friday as Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz signed "Ruthie's Law," a multifaceted measure designed to better protect senior citizens in nursing homes, as well as provide current information to their loved ones and family members.
GOP Women hold annual picnic
Sat, Jul 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Republican Women's Club held its annual picnic at the home of Rosemary Wojick and enjoyed fine summer weather, a delicious meal and great conversation.
GI Rotarians among volunteers at annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 hoops tourney
Sat, Jul 1st 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Rotary Club members staffed the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament registration tent, checking in over 800 basketball players over Gus Macker weekend June 10 and 11.
Fantasy Island announces 'Declaration Celebration'
Wed, Jun 28th 2017 08:10 am
Fantasy Island will celebrate the Fourth Of July in a bigger-than-ever way this year, as the "Declaration Celebration Presented by Wendy's Restaurants" was announced over the weekend. This year's event starts on Canada Day, Saturday, July 1, and run through July 4. They include fireworks every night, live music and hot dog eating contests.
River Lea Quilters Guild makes second donation
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 07:00 am
The second of two charitable donations by the River Lea Quilters Guild took place Tuesday at a picnic meeting of the group.
Lawnmower Races called 'best ever'
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 07:00 am
The 2017 edition of the Grand Island Father's Day Lawnmower Races that took place Sunday was called the best ever by race organizers.
11 Day Power Play kicks off
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 02:55 pm
Zealous Western New York hockey fans will try and attempt to break the Guinness World Record for longest hockey game played - and raise money for Roswell Park Cancer Institute - as part of the 11 Day Power Play.
Louis J. Billittier Foundation raises $25,000 at 'Great American Ride' sponsored by Chef's Restaurant
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:45 pm
Louis J. Billittier Jr., and Mary Beth Billittier-Darling announced Saturday evening that $25,000 was raised to benefit Western New York charities through the Louis J. Billittier Foundation at the "Great American Ride" Motorcycle Poker Fun Run and Raffle.
Relay For Life celebrates 15th year on Grand Island
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:30 pm
Tracy Schmidt said she attended past Grand Island Relay For Life events never knowing that one day she would be on stage during the opening ceremony telling her own family's cancer story.
Lawnmower Races, Relay For Life, receive 'Huge' Fuccillo support
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:20 pm
Fuccillo Chevrolet of Alvin Road on Grand Island is a checkered flag supporter of the Grand Island Father's Day Lawnmower Races, a fundraiser for the Grand Island Relay For Life. The company presented a huge $500 donation Tuesday to Relay For Life, which supports the American Cancer Society's efforts in the fight against cancer.
Honeywell continues support of Western New York Chemistry Olympiad program
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 01:15 pm
Canisius College is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative.
Father's Day set for lawn mower races
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 07:00 am
The annual Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Races and Classic Car Show will take place along the West River June 18. Lawn mower races will begin at noon with the kids race, followed by a celebrity race at 2 p.m., and racing from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life of Grand Island.
Islander receives League of Women Voters Award
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island resident Roger Cook received the "Making Democracy Work" Award from the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara last Saturday, June 3.
Ladies of Charity school supply drive concludes
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 03:35 pm
Barbara Frase of Tonawanda was a longtime member of the Ladies of Charity. In 2000, she heard that the Ladies of Charity were collecting school supplies for needy school children. She told her friends in the Bishop's Committee Discussion Group, and they quickly filled a box of school supplies. Each year, the amount of supplies they collected increased.
Moose Lodge presents scholarships
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 07:05 am
Grand Island Moose Lodge 180 presented two scholarships to members of the Grand Island High School Class of 2017 on May 17.
River Lea Quilters Guild makes donation
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 07:00 am
The River Lea Quilters Guild made the first of two charitable donations from money raised at its triennial quilt show.
Grand Island: Town miffed about mowing
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island Town Board vented their frustration this week with the state's care of the two parkways on the Island it's responsible for maintaining.
Above and Beyond: GIFC celebrates 79 years of service
Sat, May 27th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Co. President Mike Dallessandro welcomed local government officials, family members and special guests to fire headquarters on Saturday, May 20, to commemorate 79 years of first-rate community protection by the Grand Island Fire Co. He stressed that such dedicated volunteerism is much more than a passing fancy, but rather a lifetime commitment that cannot prevail without unconditional family support.
Jacobs honors NYS Women of Distinction
Thu, May 25th 2017 04:15 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced Buffalo residents Katie Joyce and Meghan Cavanaugh as the 2017 New York State Senate Women of Distinction honorees. The founders of the Girls on the Run chapter were recognized for their impact on young women.
Grand Island: Citizens of the Year honored
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:35 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce presented Citizen of the Year awards to individuals, organizations and businesses whose contributions have made the Island a better place.
First-ever Farmer Fest blossoms in the rain
Sat, May 13th 2017 07:00 am
Supporters of the Grand Island agriculture movement were buoyed by the public response to the first-ever Farmer Fest event, which took place Saturday despite a cold, dreary rain.
Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea: 50th anniversary building rededication
Sat, May 13th 2017 07:00 am
Local Knights of Columbus pledged their continued support to the community in celebrating the golden anniversary of their home on Whitehaven Road.
Higgins, Jacobs, Morinello & McMurray make joint push for cashless tolling at Grand Island bridges
Fri, May 12th 2017 03:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, Assemblymember Angelo Morinello and Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray are together pushing for conversion to cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges.
Retaining wall built at DeGlopper Memorial
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
Passersby noticed the first major work on the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial Saturday.
Town of Grand Island Republicans announce endorsed candidates
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Republican Party has announced it has endorsed the following candidates to run in the Nov. 7 general election: pictured, from left, Dick Crawford, candidate for highway superintendent; Mark Frentzel, candidate for town justice; and Jennifer Baney and Pete Marston, candidates for Town Council.
Town of Grand Island: Sign installed at Staley Road-GI Boulevard roundabout
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:00 pm
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said Grand Island Boulevard is "all coming together" as he and the town's Highway Department unveiled a new temporary sign in the roundabout at Staley Road and Grand Island Boulevard.
Fantasy Island set to open May 13
Thu, May 4th 2017 06:00 pm
Fantasy Island has announced its 2017 season will begin Saturday, May 13. This year will be the first full season under the ownership of Apex Parks Group, which acquired the park last season from longtime owners Martin DiPietro and his family.
Erie County Parks and Land Conservancy collaborate to create new natural habitat park along lakeshore
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:20 pm
Last spring, a generous landowner donated a beautiful, eight-acre forest on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie in Derby to the Western New York Land Conservancy.
Earth Day e-waste collection event draws huge turnout
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 05:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and partners have announced a record turnout for the Earth Day electronic-waste collection event held Saturday at the GM Powertrain plant in Tonawanda.
Volunteer firefighter recruitment weekend spotlights 'RecruitNY' campaign
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 04:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by the Doyle Hose Co. No. 1 Chief Don Szumigala, representatives of the Erie County Emergency Services department, Firemen's Association of the State of New York President Ken Pienkowski, and volunteer firefighters from local districts at Doyle Hose Co. No. 1 on William Street in Cheektowaga to kick off the seventh annual "RecruitNY" campaign.
Town of Grand Island Conservatives announce candidates
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 07:00 am
The Conservative Committee of Grand Island has announced its candidates for the November election.
Northwest to hold food drive
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:15 pm
The Northwest Bank branch on Grand Island Boulevard will hold a food drive as part of the company's community week activities April 24-28.
Gus Macker to 3-peat June 10-11
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
Registration has officially opened for the three-peat Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on the Island.
Islandwide read-a-thon raises money for GI Challenge
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
Students in the Grand Island Central School District quietly raised money Friday for a new room of care at Children's Hospital.
You're invited to 'Tony n' Tina's Wedding' at DoubleTree
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 05:05 pm
Not only is there no fourth wall in Theatre in the Mist's upcoming production of the comedy "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," there are no walls of any kind.
Zonta Club of Grand Island: Relay For Life receives $500 gift
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 10:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island continued its long support for the Grand Island Relay For Life by making a $500 donation to the Missy Stolfi, community manager for the American Cancer Society; Zonta Club of GI members Andrea Moreau, Lana Redell, and Barbara Nowakowski, all members of the Zonta Service Committee; and GI Relay For Life tri-chairs Candy Mye, Becky Sommer-Stufkosky and Lynn Dingey. Not pictured is Zonta Service Committee member Joann Hall.
Town of Grand Island: New art studio opens at Nike Base
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Recreation Department, in collaboration with the Grand Island High School Art Club, has a new art studio on the drawing board.
Grand Island Board of Education: Broadband study, 485-b exemption receive support
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education voted Monday in favor of two economic initiatives supported by the town government.