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Rain may move Memorial Day ceremony on Grand Island
Sat, May 27th 2017 07:00 am
Joseph A. Menter, recreation supervisor for the Town of Grand Island, reports that the weather forecast for Memorial Day may prompt the town to move the annual ceremony in DeGlopper Park to a new location.
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.
Father's Day Lawnmower Race prep continues
Fri, May 26th 2017 04:50 pm
The committee organizing the annual Grand Island Father's Day Lawnmower Race & Classic Car Show met at Say Cheese on Love Road to work out the details for the annual event, a fundraiser for the Grand Island Relay For Life.
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.
Forum calls for end to tolls; open-road tolling next best option
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:05 pm
The drumbeat for removal of tolls at Grand Island bridges continued last week at a forum held in Niagara Falls.
Morinello joins colleagues in direct-care funding rally
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 10:45 pm
On Tuesday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Assembly colleagues to rally for the inclusion of increased funding in the 2017-18 New York state budget for the state's direct-care workers.
Island of Hope: Dynamic Duo named Relay For Life honorary survivors
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 07:00 am
Mark Gorton, an audiovisual technician for the Grand Island school system, and Matthew Eggers, a second-grader at Huth Road Elementary School, have been named as "Dynamic Duo," who will serve as the honorary survivors in the 2017 Relay For Life, scheduled for 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday, June 9, at Veterans Park.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Parishioners urged to donate to Appeal
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 07:00 am
Deacon Mike Ficorilli from St. Andrews Parish in Kenmore spoke at all the masses at St. Stephen R.C. Church last weekend about the upcoming Catholic Charities Appeal.
Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752: Island Knights earn award
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 07:00 am
Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 has earned the distinction of Star Council - one of the organization's top awards - for the 2015-16 fraternal year.
Coexisting with coyotes discussed at forum
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 12:00 pm
Humans and coyotes can coexist successfully, said Lesley Sampson of Coyote Watch Canada, who spoke Wednesday at Huth Road Elementary School at a program co-sponsored by Citizens Coalition for Wildlife and Environment and Animal Advocates of Western New York.
'Coexisting with Coyotes' topic of educational event
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 07:00 am
A wildlife educational event on Grand Island next week will feature an international expert to discuss understanding coyotes.
DECA students honored
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 07:00 am
Fresh off their return from Rochester and the New York DECA State Career Conference, DECA students were recognized by the Grand Island Board of Education at Monday's meeting.
Grand Island Memorial Library: Schifano is featured artist in March
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 11:55 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library has announced it is featuring the plein air paintings of local artist Kath Schifano (pictured) for the month of March.
Grand Island Lions Club: Eye screening serves 400 Sidway students
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:05 am
Nearly all the 408 schoolchildren at Sidway Elementary School were screened for eye problems in a free program conducted Monday by members of the Lions Club.
Pasta Sauce-Off event packs LaSalle Yacht Club
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
Saturday's fourth annual Pasta Sauce-Off packed the LaSalle Yacht Club in a fundraiser for Carly's Club of Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Tanks being removed at old Gulf station
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:05 am
Work to remove the gas tanks began this week at the vacant gas station on the corner of Whitehaven Road and Grand Island Boulevard.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Leadership sworn in to posts
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Justice Mark Frentzel, left, administers the oath of office to Eric Fiebelkorn as president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce at a ceremony Jan. 31.
Grand Island Board of Education: Lions to conduct eye screenings
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:10 pm
Members of the Lions Club will visit Island classrooms to conduct free eye testing. Members of the club made a presentation to the Grand Island Board of Education at the board's regular meeting Monday and told the board they will visit Kaegebein, Sidway, and Huth Road elementary schools next week to do vision screening.
Trinity United Methodist Church Tollers hold pancake supper fundraiser
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:55 pm
Ken Baker of the Trinity Tollers makes pancakes under the supervision of his wife, Ellen, left, and Anne Fetzer Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Grand Island: Citizen of the Year Awards set for DoubleTree by Hilton
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:45 pm
The annual Citizen of the Year Awards will take place May 11 at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Niagara Falls, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced.
Welcome Center to celebrate Grand Island, WNY
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:00 pm
The future Western New York Welcome Center, one of 10 welcome centers that are to be built in all regions of New York state at a cost of $55 million, will place Grand Island in the center of Western New York tourism.