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This Week...Around Town - 2021         By Jodi Robinson

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Previous Around Town Pages



January 21, 2021

   Happy birthday today to Pat Caffery Roncone, Mary Cooke, John Gast, Dennis Lach & Ron Pavis. On Friday, happy birthday to Kurt Lorence, Jean Bousquet & Joanne Browne and on Saturday, January 23rd, happy day to Jonathan Minton, Allison Boron, Mark Leffler & Mary Jane Clark. On Sunday, January 24th wish happy birthday to Louie Freitas, Joyce Warning, Hunter Schmidt, Sarah Ramsperger, Benjamin DeFranks, Tyler Meyer & Warren Becher. Happy birthday on Monday to Patricia Webb Scott, Al Ackerman, Jason MacClelland, Colton Wilkinson. Sam Giglia, Judy Polizzi & Carolyn Spacone and on Tuesday, January 26th to John Dudley, Tommy Geblein, Wayne Baumler & Mary Caldwell. On Wednesday, January 27th, happy birthday to Sabrina Butcher, Brent Minet, Mary Stewart, Judi Wakefield & Pat Shickluna.

   Happy 38th wedding anniversary to Karen and Rom Figler, who were married on January 23, 1982.

   A second Buffalo Bills Parade is scheduled for Sunday, January 24th. Line-up: St. Stephen’s back parking lot no earlier than noon to be respectful of mass.

   The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is announcing the cancellation of scheduled ECDOH COVID-19 vaccination Points of Distribution (PODs) for Saturday, January 23, Monday, January 25, Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, January 27. This includes locations at Erie Community College South and Erie Community College North. Appointments on Thursday, January 21 and Friday, January 22 are not affected by this announcement.

    Recovery International is a support group for anyone 18 years of age and older who need help with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, bipolar disorder, anger management, PTSD, and fears of all kinds. Recovery meets every Tuesday from 7 PM- 9 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church.

   If you have any good news, stories, photos, etc and would like to share with your neighbors....do not hesitate. I would love to post positive moments, it just might make the difference in someone's day! Email jodi@giecom.net.

   Remember....there is no charge to announce your engagement, wedding, anniversary or birthday, even with a picture! Only at Isledegrande do you get that kind of service.

Send your news to jodi@giecom.net.


January 14, 2021

   Happy birthday today to Carolina Luciani, Mike Rustowicz, Evan Carey, Dolores Hoefner & Sylvia McGinn. On Friday, happy birthday to Anthony Masocco, & Jennifer Farrell and on Saturday, January 16th, happy day to Amber Malaney, Don Burrows, Joyce Hornbeck, Sudha Sharma, Earl DeGlopper Jr., Carroll Becker, Sue Fleischauer, Joy Mesmer & Darlene Hewitt. On Sunday, January 17th wish happy birthday to Justin Sondel, Ron Sutton, Hank Kammerer, Nick Kingston, Marvin Mack & Barbara Creighton. Happy birthday on Monday to Caitlin Schwinge,, Gail Becher, Peter and Paul Minton, Robert Davis & Linda Piro and on Tuesday, January 19th to Mackenzie Hassan, Kristyn Brown & Susan Razmus. On Wednesday, January 20h, happy birthday to Fran Burrows, Kaylee Connell, Andrew Masiello, Josh Lange, Dustin Gushue, Brenda Hollfelder & Diane Haney.

    Happy anniversary to Donna & Bill Williams on January 14th!

   Restaurant News! As of today, ECDOH public health sanitarians will apply “yellow zone” criteria to all permitted food service facilities that are currently located in “orange zones.” Practically, this means all restaurants in Erie County will be able to offer indoor dining at 50% capacity, as long as yellow zone measures including a maximum of four people per table and six feet of distance between tables are maintained.

   A Buffalo Bills Parade will take place on Saturday, January 16th at noon at The Viking Diner, 1849 Grand Island Blvd. A 17 mile route is planned around the Island. Decorations encouraged!

    The Island Deli & Meat Market Breads and Cheeses and More located at 2092 Grand Island Blvd. will be re-opening on Saturday, January 16th. Hours are: Monday-Friday 11:30 am-5:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

    Recovery International is a support group for anyone 18 years of age and older who need help with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, bipolar disorder, anger management, PTSD, and fears of all kinds. Recovery meets every Tuesday from 7 PM- 9 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church.

   The Grand Island Central School District held their virtual Board of Education Meeting from various sites on Monday, January 11, 2021. See video.

   If you have any good news, stories, photos, etc and would like to share with your neighbors....do not hesitate. I would love to post positive moments, it just might make the difference in someone's day! Email jodi@giecom.net.

   Remember....there is no charge to announce your engagement, wedding, anniversary or birthday, even with a picture! Only at Isledegrande do you get that kind of service.

Send your news to jodi@giecom.net.


January 7, 2021

   Happy birthday today to Craig Davis & Eric Reimann. On Friday, happy birthday to Sharon Koehler, Sharon Minet, Nicholas Heftka, Alexandria Anderson, Michael Klipich, Jean Siess, Sherilyn Gillard & Brooks Rimes and on Saturday, January 9th, happy day to Dale Morgan, Richard Brzyski, Sam Loquasto & Martha Merrinan. On Sunday, January 10th wish happy birthday to Patricia & Scott Shaw, Sheila Colan & Darlene Conners. Happy birthday on Monday to Debbie Stack, Joyce Neil, Susan Head, Art Ciechoski, Mark Landroche, Jack Roesch, Bob Marcel & Stephan R. Kovacs, Jr. and on Tuesday, January 12th to Martha Muller, Barbara Fritchey, Lyle Dinsmore & Adam Kopf . On Wednesday, January 13th, happy birthday to James Winter, Greg Bell, Lynn Henschel & Paula Zucarelli.

    Happy anniversary to Linda & John Braddell on January 13th!

   
Jennifer Baneyannounced at the January 4th Town Board meeting, she will not be running for re-election. The Grand Island Republican Committee is actively seeking candidates interested in running for the following elected offices this year: 2 Town Council candidates, a Highway Superintendent candidate and a Town Judge candidate.     If you are looking for a treat during the Bills game on Saturday, the Viking Diner is doing a "Bills Box" with all kinds of deliciousness. Check out their Facebook page and order early!

   At this time, you can't get past the bridge across Woods Creek in Buckhorn. Word is many dead trees are being taken down due to Emerald Ash disease.

    Recovery International is a support group for anyone 18 years of age and older who need help with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, bipolar disorder, anger management, PTSD, and fears of all kinds. Recovery meets every Tuesday from 7 PM- 9 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church.

   If you have any good news, stories, photos, etc and would like to share with your neighbors....do not hesitate. I would love to post positive moments, it just might make the difference in someone's day! Email jodi@giecom.net.

   Remember....there is no charge to announce your engagement, wedding, anniversary or birthday, even with a picture! Only at Isledegrande do you get that kind of service.

Send your news to jodi@giecom.net.