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This Week...Around Town - 2022         By Jodi Robinson

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Previous Around Town Pages



June 30, 2022

   Happy anniversary today to Barbara & Richard Brzyski and Brian & Dana Robinson . Happy birthday on Friday, July 1st to Kathy McNally, Joey Cali, Bob Kopf, Gary Roesch. Pat Colosi, Maria Leszczak & Margaret Giles On Saturday, July 2nd, happy day to Jason Davis, Joe Khreis, Georgio Panepinto, Natalie Mucci, John Wenner, Megan Pinzel, Paul Bassette & Lou Wolentarski. Happy birthday on Monday to Chris Affuso, Alivia Manzo & Ella MacNeil. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Susan Kowzan and Wednesday, July 6th to my dad Pete Hayes.

    Mallwitz's Island Lanes All Island Reunion is on Sunday evening, July 3rd.

   The Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post 9249 is hosting their after parade party again. Food, beer tent, live music and free kids activities will be available until 6:00 p.m. See FLYER.


   St. Martin-in-the-Field Church Chicken BBQ and Basket Raffle is on Saturday, July 9th from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. See FLYER.

   Trinity Church hosts Summer Break Out on Sunday, July 10th from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Games, food, music etc. See FLYER.

   The Grand Island School & Business Alliance is having its 10th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, July 18, 2022. See FLYER.

   The Grand Island High School Senior Class of 2022 walk the stage, receive their diplomas, and graduate at the 57th Annual Commencement Ceremony June 26, 2022 at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, New York. Congratulations Class of 2022!! You did it!!! See VIDEO.

   Celebrate the entire school life of the Grand Island High School Graduating Class of 2022 with great music and tons of memories during the 2-Hour Class of 2022 Senior Video. I don't know about you, but I'm feeling "22". Enjoy!! See VIDEO.

    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.

    Check out the Town of Grand Island Recreational Bikeways, Hiking Trails and Blueway Trails.

   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.

June 23, 2022

   Happy birthday today to Tim Burley, Marilyn Johnson, Bill Lang, Mel Passarelli & Keelan Erhard. Happy birthday on Friday, June 24th to Lisa Giordano, Joseph Paolucci, Conor Bryan, Linda Roberts Krug, Tom Dahlquist, Sandra Grillo, Daniel Kutis & Jean Marino On Saturday, June 25th, happy day to Cole Glessner, Nancy Valone, Brian O’Connor, Morgan Blum, Megan Zahradnik, William Gugino, William Palumbo & Roger Williams and on Sunday, June 26th to Julie Urtel Fiato, Tom Luescher, Cheryl Gonda, Rose Marie Bugman, Nirmal Singh Kandola & Thomas Luescher. Happy birthday on Monday to Lily Panepinto, Tom Rall, Philip Bousquet, Tom Drabik & Kevin Hale. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Norm Stessing, Eric Beyer, George DeGlopper & Dick Crawford and Wednesday, June 29th to Justine Vanthoff, Max Costello & Raymond DeGlopper.

    Happy 64th wedding anniversary to Jo & Paul Klock on June 28th!

   GI Recreation Department Meet & Greet for new programs. Intro to Mind & Body, Wellness, Music & Dance. For those young to young at heart, Friday, June 24th from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. FLYER

   KidBiz is Saturday, June 25 from 10am-2pm at the Town Commons. Come support 2nd-8th grade Island kids by shopping at their pop-up stores.

   At the GI Historical Society Yard Sale they were visited by a 4th grade Kaegebein student named Carter. He was there with his Mom and said he loves history and really enjoyed the 4th grade tour of Town Hall and River Lea. He spoke with GI Historical Society President Curt Nestark and shared that he is participating in Kid Biz and donating his proceeds to the Grand Island Historical Society! Please take some time on Saturday to check out Kid Biz and find Carter’s booth. He said he will have a poster saying his efforts will support the GI Historical Society.

   Rotary Club Shred-it will take place on Saturday, June 25th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Tops/Keybank parking lot. $10 per box to safely destroy valuable papers.

   Knights of Columbus Council #4752 is having a meat raffle on Saturday, June 25th at 1841 Whitehaven Road. See FLYER for details.

   First Tuesday night concert is on June 28th and features 23 Skidoo at 7:00 p.m.

    The Regular Workshop and Town Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, June 20, 2022 was cancelled. It is rescheduled for Monday, June 27, 2022, at 6:00p.m. and 8:00p.m.

    The Grand Island Central School District held their General Session Board of Education Meeting in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School, on Tuesday June 21, 2022. See VIDEO.

    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.

    Check out the Town of Grand Island Recreational Bikeways, Hiking Trails and Blueway Trails.

   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.

June 16, 2022

   Happy birthday today to Ben Tomkins, Amy Schneider George & Claire Neuhaus. Happy birthday on Friday, June 17th to Michael Cutini, Karen Wallace, Morgan Santorio, Lloyd Potter, Michelle Driess & Anna Vaccaro On Saturday, June 18th, happy day to Karen Hogrewe Allenbaugh, Jacob Olszewski, Nancy Linton, Christopher Stessing & Nathaniel Cohan and on Sunday, June 19th to Mira Tetkowski Berkley, Randy White, Reg Schopp, Cindy Cosgrove, Marge Lebrenz, Adriana Kavanaugh, David Stalica & Mary Trachimowcz. Happy birthday on Monday to Savannah Kustra, Joseph Verdi, Bev Kroetsch, Melinda Evans, Paula Callahan, Jacob Rowles, Carl Pinzel, Jim Linenfelser, John Frentzel, Andrea Rogers & Cindy Hagan. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Alexandra Whitford, Warren Dinnis Rimer & Dana Gast and Wednesday, June 22nd to Melissa Thurnherr-Giambra, Patsy Johnson & Michael Baungartner.

    The Grand island Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, June 20th in observance of Juneteenth.

    Taste of Relay is Saturday, June 18th from noon - 7:00 p.m. at the Grand Island Town Commons. There will be food, vendors, beer tent, Cancer Survivor dinner, entertainment, basket raffle, kid zone and butterfly release.

   St. Timothy Lutheran Childcare Center is having a Chaivetta's chicken BBQ on Saturday, June 18th from 3-6 PM! Along with the best chicken in the business, there will be a bounce house, face painting, ice cream truck, bake sale, popcorn machine, vendor fair, and basket raffle among others. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun! Join us at 1453 Staley Road. We hope to see you there!

   Father's Day Lawnmower Race at the West River bike path. It is Sunday, June 19th. Proceeds will benefit the GI Relay. See DETAILS.

    The Regular Workshop and Town Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, June 20, 2022 has been cancelled. It is rescheduled for Monday, June 27, 2022, at 6:00p.m. and 8:00p.m. The deadline for agenda items will be Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 11:00a.m.

   GI Recreation Open House: Meet & Greet for new programs. Intro to Mind & Body, Wellness, Music & Dance. For those young to young at heart, Friday, June 24th from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. FLYER.

   Rotary Club Shred-it will take place on Saturday, June 25th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Tops/Keybank parking lot. $10 per box to safely destroy valuable papers.

   The VFW is looking for volunteers for their July 4th celebration. Sign up sheets are at the post. A couple hours would be appreciated.

   GIHS Class of 1972 - Reunion schedule:
July 1: 10:00 a.m. sharp High School tour main entrance
July 1: Class icebreaker, Holiday Inn Express, rooftop bar 5:00 p.m.
July 2: Reunion dinner, hors d'oeuvres 5:00 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m.
July 3: Island wide all class ice breaker at the bowling alleys
July 4: Parade @ 10:00 a.m., Big party at the VFW after the parade until 6:00 p.m.

    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.

    Check out the Town of Grand Island Recreational Bikeways, Hiking Trails and Blueway Trails.

   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.

June 9, 2022

   Happy birthday today to Jay Fritchey, Nathan Cook, Jason Wilkinson & JT Tomkins. Happy birthday on Friday, June 10th to Dolores Wojdan, Peggy Skeels. On Saturday, June 11th, happy day to Chris Beyer & Cynthia Lin and on Sunday, June 12th to Jeff Baumler, Roy Meyers & Randy Whitbeck. Happy birthday on Monday to Paul Sommer, Kim Nestark, Jeffrey Wansart III, Danielle (Hassan) Martin, Philip Pack & Linda Hartman. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Catherine Mancuso, Spencer O'Boyle, David Conboy & Raven Khreis and Wednesday, June 15th to Chris Russell, Ingeborg Haslam & Jennifer Knoll.

    Happy Anniversary on June 10th to Kevin & Amanda Brady

   The Native Plant Sale is on the Historic Alt Farm on Saturday, June 11th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. A fundraiser to support the educational and outreach activities of the Citizen Coalition for Wildlife and Environment. See flyer for complete details.

    Taste of Relay is Saturday, June 18th from noon - 7:00 p.m. at the Grand Island Town Commons. There will be food, vendors, beer tent, Cancer Survivor dinner, entertainment, basket raffle, kid zone and butterfly release.

   St. Timothy Lutheran Childcare Center is having a Chaivetta's chicken BBQ on Saturday, June 18th from 3-6 PM! Along with the best chicken in the business, there will be a bounce house, face painting, ice cream truck, bake sale, popcorn machine, vendor fair, and basket raffle among others. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun! Join us at 1453 Staley Road. We hope to see you there!

   Father's Day Lawnmower Race at the West River bike path. It is Sunday, June 19th. Proceeds will benefit the GI Relay. For further information contact Lynn Dingey at 716-560-3921 or Gary Roesch At 716-583-7969.

   Rotary Club Shred-it will take place on Saturday, June 25th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Tops/Keybank parking lot. $10 per box to safely destroy valuable papers.

    The Grand Island Central School District held their General Session Board of Education Meeting in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School, on Monday June 6, 2022. See VIDEO

    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.

    Check out the Town of Grand Island Recreational Bikeways, Hiking Trails and Blueway Trails.

   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.

June 2, 2022

   Happy birthday today to Dan Hiam, Diane Gerard, Dianne Tiede & William Bermel. Happy birthday on Friday, June 3rd to Mary Vescio, Kathy Molnar, Jordan Dixon, Jason Hill, Richard Koch & Willis Schwartz. On Saturday, June 4th, happy day to Mike Stewart, Elizabeth Wedrychowicz, Karen Vanthoff, Deanna Kutis & Elizabeth Vescio and on Sunday, June 5th to Patti Loquasto, Beverly Kudla & Brent Lesser. Happy birthday on Monday to Daryl Ann Miller, Tom Ryan, Richard Wingert, Peter Fadum, Victoria Aronica & Joan Mazur. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Sally Waterson, Sandy Ackerman, Lorraine Dale & Brandon Loder and Wednesday, June 8th to Carol Barnhart, Deborah Croston, Russ Colosi, Ryan Osvath & Debbie Becker.

   Happy anniversary to Jim & Laury Linenfelser on June 7th.

   TODAY: VFW Post 9249 hosts Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ on Thursday,June 2nd at 4:00 p.m. See FLYER.

   The Grand Island Vikings Girls Lacrosse team won their first Section VI Class C championship with a 21-11 win over Williamsville East. The Vikings will play Honeoye Falls Lima on Saturday at 4 PM at Pittsford-Sutherland.

   The Grand Island Historical Society Yard Sale Fundraiser is outdoors, at the corner of Fix Road and Baseline Road at the Shipman Farmhouse on Friday & Saturday, June 3 & 4, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day. It will be held rain or shine.

   Linda Basta Memorial Charity Walk & Basket Raffle is on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Veteran's Park. To Register, see FLYER.

   Free native plant giveaway, ecological gardening, and environmental education event. Will take place on Saturday, June 4th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the WNY Welcome Center on Alvin Road. See flyer for complete details.


    A Snow Mobile Club Meat Raffle Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 4th at the VFW Pavilion, 2121 Grand Island Blvd. Doors open at 5:30 a.m. See FLYER.

   A Native Plant Sale on the Historic Alt Farm on Saturday, June 11th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. It is a fundraiser to support the educational and outreach activities of the Citizen Coalition for Wildlife and Environment. See flyer for complete details. Native Plant Sale

    SAVE THE DATE: Rotary Club Shred-it will take place on Saturday, June 25th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Tops/Keybank parking lot. $10 per box to safely destroy valuable papers.

    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.

    Check out the Town of Grand Island Recreational Bikeways, Hiking Trails and Blueway Trails.

   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.

May 26, 2022

   A very special happy birthday today to 99 years young Lee Tetkowski! Happy birthday today to Greg Bruenn, Michael Craig Davis, Michael Ball, Liz Wilbert & Carrie Mesmer. Happy birthday on Friday, May 27th to Cindy Hagen, Richard McClive, Jim Rodriguez & Nancy Aydelotte. On Saturday, May 28th, happy day to Sandra Sherman, Scott Wallace, Sally Van Hattum Kelley, Pat Shaw and Chris Sugar, Ian Cameron, Mary Leigh Burke, Mitchell Samplinski, Sophia Myers & Diane Darmofalski and on Sunday, May 29th to Ross Arsenault, Pam Fries, Liam Dodd & Sharon Bauer. Happy birthday on Monday to Jill Stamler & Linda Facklam. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Bob Backlund & Nikki Roesch and Wednesday, June 1st to Alan Sexton, Loretta Crvelin, Leslie Madigan, Kelly McGarvey & Dave Hogrewe.

   Happy anniversary to John & Ginger Bidell on May 27th, Mark & Pattie Frentzel on May 30th, and to Chris & Paul Sipson on May 31st.

   The Veterans Buddy Poppy Days are Thursday - Saturday, May 26 - 28 at various locations around town.

   Casey's Cabana, 1437 Ferry Road is open for business. Hours are Monday – Sunday, 11:00AM – 7:00PM.

    The Town of Grand Island, Charles N. DeGlopper VFW Post #9249, American Legion Post #1346 and Grand Island High School Wind Ensemble will honor the men and women who made the supreme sacrifice for our country while in military service. Veterans, family members and the community are cordially invited to attend the program on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Park.

    ConnectLife Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 1st at the Town of Grand Island Highway Department, 1820 Whitehaven Road, from 1:00 p.,m. - 4:30 p.m. FLYER.

   VFW Post 9249 hosts Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ on Thursday, June 2nd at 4:00 p.m. See FLYER.

   Niagara Amusement Park (formerly Fantasy Island) is opening their Splash World water park on Saturday, May 28th𝑳 and will operate from Noon through 7pm Saturday’s, Sunday’s, and Memorial Day Monday. Daily operations are scheduled to begin on Friday, June 24th. Splash World attractions “Dragster Drench Racing Slides”, “Cannon Bowl”, “Double Dare Falls”, “Surf Hill” (Kiddie Slide for our smaller guests), “Lazy River” and the “Dino” the Kiddie Pool will all be open. Daily Tickets for the initial operation will be $14.99 for all ages with children under 36” free when accompanied by an adult. Daily Admission Tickets will also be available for purchase online at www.niagaraamusementpark.com/tickets.

   Chamber of Commerce Kid Biz is back. Mark you calendars for Sat, June 25 from 10am-2pm at the Town Commons outside Town Hall. Come support 2nd-8th grade Island kids by shopping at their pop-up stores. It’s a great program that teaches young entrepreneurs how to start and run a business. If your student hasn’t signed up to participate yet, there’s still plenty of time. Visit our site at http://gichamber.org/kidbiz/ to learn more.

    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.

    Check out the Town of Grand Island Recreational Bikeways, Hiking Trails and Blueway Trails.

   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.

May 19, 2022

   Happy birthday today to Adam Garlapow, Peyton Golde, Pattie Frentzel, Carl Flick, Sandy Caffery & Kelly Wagner Yensan. Best Wishes on Friday, May 20th to Sarah Doiillendorf & David Cich on their marriage. On Saturday, May 21st, happy day to Cathy Kaegebein, Jacqueline Walker, JT Stamler, Steven Parisi, Dan Fitzgerald & Trudy O'Connor and on Sunday, May 22nd to Tom McDonough, Nathan DeMartin, Audry Brown & Jayne Playfair . Happy birthday on Monday to Chris Sugar, Dawn Fitzgerald & Ray Ackerman. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Bonnie Butler, John Gibney, Nancy Tebo, Jordan Hiam Gayle Piershalski & Debra Coughlin and Wednesday, May 25th to Connie O'Brien, Thomas Pellegrino, Jan Tyson, Jo Kozek Polinsky, Marissa Cooney, Cathy Contino, Karen Wallace & Mercedes Miles.

   Happy anniversary to Barb & Bill Wilson on May 22nd and to Kim & Scott Kalman on May 23rd.

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Grand Island Garden Walk has been cancelled for this year. They are looking forward to welcoming Grand Island gardeners to participate in the 2023 Walk.

   VFW Post 9249 hosts Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ on Thursday, May 19th & June 2nd at 4:00 p.m. See FLYER.

   Purple Ribbon Warrior 5k will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2022 at 10am. This year's race will be held at Beaver Island State Park starting at the main parking lot. Registration & information HERE.

    The Town of Grand Island, Charles N. DeGlopper VFW Post #9249, American Legion Post #1346 and Grand Island High School Wind Ensemble will honor the men and women who made the supreme sacrifice for our country while in military service. Veterans, family members and the community are cordially invited to attend the program on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Park.

    ConnectLife Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 1st at the Town of Grand Isalnd Highway Department, 1820 Whitehaven Road, from 1:00 p.,m. - 4:30 p.m. FLYER.

    VFW Post 9249 is officially having their Independence Day Celebration Open House on Monday, July 4th. From 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. you can enjoy music, food, beer tent, games of chance and free kids activities.

    High School Students from all grades sing solos, duets, and small group performances at the annual Small Choral Ensemble Concert May 17th, 2022 in the choir room of Grand Island High School. The Concert is led by High School Vocal Director Mrs. Jennifer Mernitz, accompanied on piano by Ms. Lynda Williams. Enjoy!!! VIDEO.
    The Grand Island Central School District holds the UPK Lottery Drawing for the 2022-2023 School Year in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School on Wednesday May 18, 2022. FLYER.

    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.

    Check out the Town of Grand Island Recreational Bikeways, Hiking Trails and Blueway Trails.

   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.

May 12, 2022

   Happy birthday today to Kim Kinney & Janet Brennan. Happy birthday Friday, May 13th to Charles Lambert, Kurt Marlin, Linda Fearon, Victoria Cacciatore, Judy Buzby, Dennis McGinn, Tom Rodriguez, Bruce Wojick & Susan Bognar. On Saturday, May 14th, happy day to Katie Olrogge & Carol Volk and on Sunday, May 15th to Barbara Brzyski, Surinder Kaur Kandola, Teressa Meyer, Gabriel Wansart &, Kevin Rustowicz. Happy birthday on Monday to Barbara Bartus, Michele Drabik, Diana Schwartz & Brian Graham. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Kyle Salley Sr., Jamie Farrell, Nikolas Massaro, Renee Tasevski, Caoimhe Carpenter, Ellen Faber & Viktor Dekany and Wednesday, May 18th to Bob Pownall, Chase Luthringer & Peggy Winterfield.

    The Grand Island Historical Society has an Open House on Sunday, May 15th at River Lea farmhouse from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Zonta Club Pulled Pork BBQ Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, May 15th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pick-up or Dine-in. See FLYER.

   Four Candidates vying for two seats on the Grand Island School Board address the public during Meet The Candidates Night, Tuesday May 10th, 2022, from the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School. This event is sponsored by the Grand Island PTA Council, and is hosted by Senior Class of 2022 student Riley Patterson. A reminder that the Grand Island CSD Budget and Trustee Election for the 2022-23 School Year is Tuesday May 17th from 8am-9pm in the Grand Island High School Main Gym. See VIDEO.

   VFW Post 9249 hosts Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ on Thursday, May 19th at 4:00 p.m. See FLYER.

    SAVE THE DATE: Rotary Club Shred-it will take place on Saturday, June 25th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Tops/Keybank parking lot. $10 per box to safely destroy valuable papers.

    The Grand Island School & Business Alliance is having its 10th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, July 18, 2022. See FLYER.

    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.

    Check out the Town of Grand Island Recreational Bikeways, Hiking Trails and Blueway Trails.

   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.

May 5, 2022

   Happy birthday today to Suzanne Muller, Troy Salley, Kathy Dilamarter & Scott Whiting. Happy birthday Friday, May 6th to Chris O'Connell, Carol Hugill, Linda Skotnicki, Tammy Violanti, Tina Giambra, Paul Gast & Rosemary Wojick. On Saturday, May 7th, happy day to Deborah Clemens, Robert Kaiser, Carolyn Phillips, James DiCillis, Justin Geisenhoff & Mike Dudley and on Sunday, May 8th to Patricia Haag, Bonnie Ingalls, Sue Kaiser, Kara Dudley, Michele DiChristina, Lynn Gottler, John Lorenz & Michael Davis. Happy birthday on Monday to Gary Novitz, Jimmy Geblein & Jeff Dinsmore. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Bob Monoco, Lynn Sargent DeJonghe, Patricia Kraft, Dana Hayes Erickson, Greg DeMike & Donny Dee and Wednesday, May 11th to Mike Zimmerman, Nikki Fadel, Charlie Lavallee & Barb Swagler.

   VFW Post 9249 hosts Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ is tonight at 4:00 p.m. See FLYER.

    The Grand Island Historical Society has a meeting tonight, May 5th, at 7:00 pm at River Lea farmhouse. Our speaker will be Jerry Puma who will speak on the Larkin Company. He will have a variety of artifacts on display to view. Refreshments follow the meeting! Free admission for members, $5 donation for all others.

   The American Legion will be holding its annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 6th and 7th at the DeGlopper Memorial Park. Sale hours are from 8am – 6pm both days. For further information contact Ray DeGlopper at 716-863-6256 or Gary Roesch at 716-583-7969. FLYER.

   If your recycling green lid tote has not been remarked with a Casella sticker please leave it out at the curb so it can be marked. Casella Office Hours are 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    The Grand Island PTA Council will sponsor a "Meet the Candidates Night" for the upcoming Grand Island Central School District trustee election. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.

   There are open spots available for GI Historical Society's High Tea on Saturday, May 14 at noon at River Lea in Beaver Island State Park. Call Denise Dewey at 773-6699 to reserve your place. Tickets are $25. A delicious and beautiful menu is planned and a program entitled "Hanky Panky" will follow the tea.

    Zonta Club Pulled Pork BBQ Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, May 15th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pick-up or Dine-in. See FLYER.

    There is a group of Seniors on Grand Island that have a weekly fun bowling event at Mallwitz's Island Lanes. The event is at 4pm on Tuesdays and the cost is $7 per person for 3 games. This non-league event is open to both Ladies and Gentlemen. This weekly event will run until Labor Day. FLYER

    Purple Ribbon Warrior 5k will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2022 at 10am. This year's race will be held at Beaver Island State Park starting at the main parking lot. Registration & information HERE.

    The Grand Island School & Business Alliance is having its 10th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, July 18, 2022. See FLYER.

    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.

    Check out the Town of Grand Island Recreational Bikeways, Hiking Trails and Blueway Trails.

   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.

April 28, 2022

   Happy birthday today to April Wright, Elijah Linenfelser, Jaimen Wright, Pat Ehringer, Joan Sumner, Janet Austin, Kim Glessner & Jim Teator. Happy birthday Friday, April 29th to Diane Goupil, Frank Cannata, Herman Black, Bruce Hann & Rick Magro. On Saturday, April 30th, happy day to JP Kennedy, John Podlucky, Jessica Bykowicz, Ava DeFranks, Anna Pullano, Taylor Firth, Janet Pedlow & Georgette Combes and on Sunday, May 1st to Krystin Hoppel, Amber Spiesz, Cynthia Stamler, Karen Conboy, Mary Ann Beatty, Barbara Davis & Paul Wudyka. Happy birthday on Monday to Rita Volpe, Brent Fred Jr. & Joan Fred. On Tuesday, happy birthday to David Sugg, Barbara Taefi, Joneen Corrao, Katie Hillock, Patrick Smith & Vince Martello and Wednesday, May 4th to Sandie Rall-Smith, Emily Harnden, Mark Cunningham, William Gerristead, Rev Paul Robinson, Emily Harnden & Chris Stedman.

   The GI Central School District is presenting a free screening of the documentary "Like" on Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. . "Like" helps us understand the impact of Social Media on the lives of students. After the film, teachers and student panelists will discuss tips and tricks to promote self-regulating skills. See FLYER.

   Golden Age Center Artisan Show will take place on Wednesday, May 4th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the center, 3278 Whitehaven Road. This will be an exhibition of members' talents through works of art. The Albright-Knox Art Truck will be on location from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and their will be culinary art offerings from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. FLYER.

   VFW Post 9249 hosts Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ on Thursday, May 5th at 4:00 p.m. See FLYER

   There are open spots available for GI Historical Society's High Tea on Saturday, May 14 at noon at River Lea in Beaver Island State Park. Call Denise Dewey at 773-6699 to reserve your place. Tickets are $25. A delicious and beautiful menu is planned and a program entitled "Hanky Panky" will follow the tea.

    A Walk in the Woods, sponsored by the Town of Grand Island Conservation Advisory Board and the GI Parks Department will take place on Arbor Day, Saturday, April 30th at the Nike Base on Whitehaven Road. There will be guided trail hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and a presentation on the recent Tree Survey at 12 noon. Dress for the weather, trails may be muddy. FLYER

   The American Legion will be holding its annual Mother's Day Flower Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 6th and 7th at the DeGlopper Memorial Park. Sale hours are from 8am - 6pm both days. For further information contact Ray DeGlopper at 716-863-6256 or Gary Roesch at 716-583-7969.

    There is a group of Seniors on Grand Island that have a weekly fun bowling event at Mallwitz's Island Lanes. The event is at 4pm on Tuesdays and the cost is $7 per person for 3 games. This non-league event is open to both Ladies and Gentlemen. This weekly event will run until Labor Day. FLYER

    Purple Ribbon Warrior 5k will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2022 at 10am. This year's race will be held at Beaver Island State Park starting at the main parking lot. Registration & information HERE.

    The Grand Island School & Business Alliance is having its 10th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, July 18, 2022. See FLYER.

    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.

    Check out the Town of Grand Island Recreational Bikeways, Hiking Trails and Blueway Trails.

   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.

April 28, 2022

   Happy birthday today to April Wright, Elijah Linenfelser, Jaimen Wright, Pat Ehringer, Joan Sumner, Janet Austin, Kim Glessner & Jim Teator. Happy birthday Friday, April 29th to Diane Goupil, Frank Cannata, Herman Black, Bruce Hann & Rick Magro. On Saturday, April 30th, happy day to JP Kennedy, John Podlucky, Jessica Bykowicz, Ava DeFranks, Anna Pullano, Taylor Firth, Janet Pedlow & Georgette Combes and on Sunday, May 1st to Krystin Hoppel, Amber Spiesz, Cynthia Stamler, Karen Conboy, Mary Ann Beatty, Barbara Davis & Paul Wudyka. Happy birthday on Monday to Rita Volpe, Brent Fred Jr. & Joan Fred. On Tuesday, happy birthday to David Sugg, Barbara Taefi, Joneen Corrao, Katie Hillock, Patrick Smith & Vince Martello and Wednesday, May 4th to Sandie Rall-Smith, Emily Harnden, Mark Cunningham, William Gerristead, Rev Paul Robinson, Emily Harnden & Chris Stedman.

   The GI Central School District is presenting a free screening of the documentary "Like" on Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. . "Like" helps us understand the impact of Social Media on the lives of students. After the film, teachers and student panelists will discuss tips and tricks to promote self-regulating skills. See FLYER.

   Golden Age Center Artisan Show will take place on Wednesday, May 4th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the center, 3278 Whitehaven Road. This will be an exhibition of members' talents through works of art. The Albright-Knox Art Truck will be on location from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and their will be culinary art offerings from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. FLYER.

   VFW Post 9249 hosts Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ on Thursday, May 5th at 4:00 p.m. See FLYER

   There are open spots available for GI Historical Society's High Tea on Saturday, May 14 at noon at River Lea in Beaver Island State Park. Call Denise Dewey at 773-6699 to reserve your place. Tickets are $25. A delicious and beautiful menu is planned and a program entitled "Hanky Panky" will follow the tea.

    A Walk in the Woods, sponsored by the Town of Grand Island Conservation Advisory Board and the GI Parks Department will take place on Arbor Day, Saturday, April 30th at the Nike Base on Whitehaven Road. There will be guided trail hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and a presentation on the recent Tree Survey at 12 noon. Dress for the weather, trails may be muddy. FLYER

   The American Legion will be holding its annual Mother's Day Flower Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 6th and 7th at the DeGlopper Memorial Park. Sale hours are from 8am - 6pm both days. For further information contact Ray DeGlopper at 716-863-6256 or Gary Roesch at 716-583-7969.

    There is a group of Seniors on Grand Island that have a weekly fun bowling event at Mallwitz's Island Lanes. The event is at 4pm on Tuesdays and the cost is $7 per person for 3 games. This non-league event is open to both Ladies and Gentlemen. This weekly event will run until Labor Day. FLYER

    Purple Ribbon Warrior 5k will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2022 at 10am. This year's race will be held at Beaver Island State Park starting at the main parking lot. Registration & information HERE.

    The Grand Island School & Business Alliance is having its 10th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, July 18, 2022. See FLYER.

    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.

    Check out the Town of Grand Island Recreational Bikeways, Hiking Trails and Blueway Trails.

   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.

April 21, 2022

   Happy birthday today to Kim Domagala, Cindy Bleich, Rich Ray & Heidi Travagline. Happy birthday Friday, April 22nd to Genna Baldassarre, Laurie Steckelberg, Yvonne Turri & Joseph Synakowski. On Saturday, April 23rd, happy day to Sam Aceti, Sydney Neuhaus, Kathy Lechner, Linda Kutzbach, Erica Forbes & Nathan Miles and on Sunday, April 24th to Brad Robinson, Mary O'Brien & Randolph Johnson. Happy birthday on Monday to Florence Lindelow. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Mark Miles, Lisa Braun, Brooke Christensen, mom & daughter Karen and Tessa DeMartin, & Scott Driess III and Wednesday, April 27th to Bethany Leiner, Brandon Kinney, Henry Mayer & Tom Natale .

   Word is the Rivertown planned development, to be located behind Duncan Donuts/Pizza Amore plaza, will include a new Senior Citizen Center for the Golden Age Clubbers. Other features include, 265 apartments, 14 single-family patio homes, 13 three-story townhomes and 40 senior apartment. Outdoor features are eight public access parks, nature and walking trails and a pond.

   SAVE THE DATE! The GIHS Class of 1992 has announced their 30th reunion will take place on Saturday July 23rd, location has not been determined as of yet.

   The River Lea Quilters Guild of Grand Island, NY presents, "Stars Over the River" Quilt Show April 23 & 24, 2022, at the Gratwick Fire Hall, 110 Ward Rd., N. Tonawanda, NY. Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. There will be quilts displayed, vendors, a raffle quilt, basket raffle, door prize, members boutique and scrap pool. Cost $5.00 - Children 12 and under Free. See Postcard

   The Grand Island Historical Society is having an Open House on Sunday, April 24th from 2-4pm at River Lea located in Beaver Island State Park. FREE!

   Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner is Monday, April 25th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.TICKETS

    A Walk in the Woods, sponsored by the Town of Grand Island Conservation Advisory Board and the GI Parks Department will take place on Arbor Day, Saturday, April 30th at the Nike Base on Whitehaven Road. There will be guided trail hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and a presentation on the recent Tree Survey at 12 noon. Dress for the weather, trails may be muddy. FLYER

   The American Legion will be holding its annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 6th and 7th at the DeGlopper Memorial Park. Sale hours are from 8am – 6pm both days. For further information contact Ray DeGlopper at 716-863-6256 or Gary Roesch at 716-583-7969.

    Purple Ribbon Warrior 5k will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2022 at 10am. This year's race will be held at Beaver Island State Park starting at the main parking lot. Registration & information HERE.

    The Grand Island Central School District held their General Session Board of Education Meeting in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School, on Tuesday April 19, 2022. See Video.

    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.

    Check out the Town of Grand Island Recreational Bikeways, Hiking Trails and Blueway Trails.

   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.


April 14, 2022

   Happy birthday today to Dan Robinson, Nicholas Aronica & John Leszczak. Happy birthday Friday, April 15th to Jim Panepinto, Curt Nestark, Trish Birtz &Jacquie DesJardins LoManto. On Saturday, April 16th, happy day to Peter Stein, Marie Casey, Helen Harrison & Lisa Macaluso and on Sunday, April 17th to Jon Albertsson, Rob Kopf & John Chin. Happy birthday on Monday to Mark Hassan, Norma Horton & Nunzio Spacone. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Lela Mancuso & Paul Brush and Wednesday, April 20th to JoAnn Podlucky, Tina Marie Miller & Bernadette Brown.

   Happy 69th wedding anniversary to Athena & Pete Xanthos on April 19th.

   The VFW Post 9249 Auxiliary is hosting a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, 15 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., eat in or take-out. $15 per dinner includes French Fries, cole slaw, bread and butter. See FLYER.

    Clean Up Grand Island is Saturday, April 23rd. Registration Link.

    A Walk in the Woods, sponsored by the Town of Grand Island Conservation Advisory Board and the GI Parks Department will take place on Arbor Day, Saturday, April 30th at the Nike Base on Whitehaven Road. There will be guided trail hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and a presentation on the recent Tree Survey at 12 noon. Dress for the weather, trails may be muddy. FLYER

    Purple Ribbon Warrior 5k will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2022 at 10am. This year's race will be held at Beaver Island State Park starting at the main parking lot. Registration & information HERE.

    Check out the Town of Grand Island Recreational Bikeways, Hiking Trails and Blueway Trails.

    The Golden Age Center is offering classes through University Express in May. Registration is necessary. Check out the offerings HERE.

   Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner is Monday, April 25th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.TICKETS

   The GIHS Class of 1972 has a new missing persons list.

   Thompson Farms, 2487 Long Road helps collect pantry food for the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation. They are reaching out to the community as the pantry is in need of following items: Peanut butter, jelly, mac & cheese, pasta, rice (regular 1 pound bags or instant) canned beans including kidney, pinto, chili and baked beans. All shelf stable pantry items are still being accepted not just what is in demand. PLEASE be sure food is not expired. Items can be dropped off at the farm in the box near egg cooler!

   A Snowmobile Club Meat Raffle Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 4th at the VFW Pavilion, 2121 Grand Island Blvd. Doors open at 5:30 a.m. See FLYER.

   The American Legion will be holding its annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 6th and 7th at the DeGlopper Memorial Park. Sale hours are from 8am – 6pm both days. For further information contact Ray DeGlopper at 716-863-6256 or Gary Roesch at 716-583-7969.

    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.

April 7, 2022

   Happy birthday today to Barb Wilson. Happy birthday Friday, April 8th to Tom Crooks, Lucy Delavalle, James Caprio & Daniel Lynch. On Saturday, April 9th, happy day to Wayne Kinney, Rhett Robinson, Becca Zimmerman Long, Carolyn Marble, Gerald Kutis & Bob Ernst and on Sunday, April 10th to Patricia Haag. Happy birthday on Monday to Roman Jurga, Arlene Edhe, Serena Anzalaco Troyan & Dave Henderson. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Kathy Elias & Mary McDonnell and Wednesday, April 13th to Peter Santa Lucia, Jude Casey Kuehne & Nicole Butcher.

   Happy 49th wedding anniversary to Vince & Margaret Martello today!

   Congratulations to Marcy Barberic, GIHS & UB soccer player, on signing a pro soccer contract with KR Reykjavik in Iceland. She is the first UB women's player to sign a pro soccer contract.

   Thompson Farms, 2487 Long Road helps collect pantry food for the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation. They are reaching out to the community as the pantry is in need of the following items: Peanut butter, jelly, mac & cheese, pasta, rice (regular 1 pound bags or instant) canned beans including kidney, pinto, chili and baked beans. All shelf stable pantry items are still being accepted not just what is in demand. PLEASE be sure food is not expired. Items can be dropped off at the farm in the box near egg cooler!

   Hoover's Dairy in Niagara County is expanding milk delivery to Grand Island. Deliveries will be on Wednesdays starting April 13. Sign up today at Hooversdairy.com Any questions call the dairy 716-731-3822.

   Lions Club Diaper Drive will take place over a two-week period between April 3rd and April 16th, 2022. A number of locations will be sites for collecting all types of disposable diapers and baby wipes for dispersal throughout the FeedMore of WNY service area. The Grand Island sites are: Town Hall (lower entrance); Howard Hanna Realty; St. Stephens Catholic Church; Island Family Eye Care; Trinity United Methodist Church; Trilogy/MOG Physical Therapy.

   The American Legion will be holding its annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 6th and 7th at the DeGlopper Memorial Park. Sale hours are from 8am – 6pm both days. For further information contact Ray DeGlopper at 716-863-6256 or Gary Roesch at 716-583-7969.

   Plans are being made to resume the Annual Father’s Day (June 19th) Lawnmower race at the West River bike path. Proceeds will benefit the GI Relay. For further information contact Lynn Dingey at 716-560-3921 or Gary Roesch At 716-583-7969.

   The VFW Post 9249 Auxiliary is hosting a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, April 8 & 15 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., eat in or take-out. $15 per dinner includes French Fries, cole slaw, bread and butter. See FLYER.

   Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner is Monday, April 25th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

    The Grand Island Central School District held their General Session Board of Education Meeting and more details on the Budget for the 2022-23 School Year, in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School, on Monday April 4, 2022. See VIDEO.

    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.

March 31, 2022

   Happy birthday today to Barry Smith & Anna Kapus. Happy birthday Friday, April 1st to Fay McDonald & Jeremy Figler. On Saturday, April 2nd, happy day to Joel Moyer, Sharon Stevens-Downing & Susan Ventry and on Sunday, April 3rd to Dante LoPresti & David Pelosi. Happy birthday on Monday to Natalie Baldassare, Zoe Dodd Gilbert, Mike Geblein & Adele Cole. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Daniel Tagiareni and Wednesday, April 6th to Sherri Garner.

   Happy wedding anniversary to Rosemary & Bruce Wojick today!

   The VFW Post 9249 Auxiliary is hosting a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, April 8 & 15 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., eat in or take-out. $15 per dinner includes French Fries, cole slaw, bread and butter. See FLYER.

   Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner is Monday, April 25th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

   Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World is planning on a Memorial Day Weekend opening.

   Went to Adrian's this week for lunch and they did not disappoint. Just wished I had room for ice cream!

    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.


March 24, 2022

   Happy birthday today to Jillian Sheehan & Robin Swedish. Happy birthday Friday, March 25th to Jim Ehde, Jack Mahnk, Amy Blundell, Sue Ann Mackenna & Rick Ryder. On Saturday, March 26th, happy day to Kendall Duscher, Betty Marinell & Angelo LaDuca and on Sunday, March 27th to Brooklyn Landroche, Clive Roughsedge, Mary Carol Wozniak & Frances Tracey. Happy birthday on Monday to Sherry Miller, Annalea Masiello, Liza Bowman, Marilyn Rudolph, Olivia Williams, Barb Wienke, Kenna MacNeil, Jacob Stewart, Valerie Robinson & Jonathan Leiner. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Margie Southwood Tracey Shickluna, Chloe Fitzsimmons & Michele LaBarre and Wednesday, March 30th to Sharon Wright.

   Friday, March 25th is "Medal of Honor Day." Charles N. DeGlopper VFW Post 9249 sent out this "Facts About the Medal of Honor" See FACTS.

   The VFW Post 9249 Auxiliary is hosting a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, April 8 & 15 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., eat in or take-out. $15 per dinner includes French Fries, cole slaw, bread and butter. See FLYER.

   The Grand Island Central School District held their General Session Board of Education Meeting in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School, on Monday March 21, 2022. See VIDEO.

    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.


March 17, 2022

   Happy birthday today to Nancy Anderson & Nonnie Carroll. Happy birthday Friday, March 18th to Adam Missert, Nicholas Tim, Audrey Mason & Eddie Krecisz. On Saturday, March 19th, happy day to Carol Sharpe, Lester Lee, Joseph Roberts & Richard McDonald and on Sunday, March 20th to Marty Bidell, Mary O'Dea Beyer & David Ames. Happy birthday on Monday to Paul Roeder, Ruth Ryan, Peggy Bauman, Daniel Parker, Dolores Laska & Dorothy Martinelli. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Wendy Stratton-Gross, Peter Baker & Bev Kinney and Wednesday, March 23rd to Pattie Beauchamp, Jim Olmstead, Pat Harding & Ryan Kernin.

    Happy anniversary on March 19th to Amy & Steve Morgan!

   
Congratulations to Gary Roesch on landing a 91 inch sailfish while fishing in Mexico last week.

   Bowl For A Cure Bowlathon and Basket Raffle is on Friday, March 18th at 6:00 p.m. at Mallwitz's Island Lanes. $20 includes two games of bowling, shoes, pizza & pop. See DETAILS. All proceeds go to Grand Island Relay For Life.

   VFW Auxiliary Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
The Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post 9249 Auxiliary is hosting a Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner on Saturday, March 19th from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.. Cost is $12.00 and includes corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and dessert. Public is welcome. Proceeds will be donated to local food pantries. Non-perishable food donations appreciated.

   Four young cats available. Their owner is relocating and sadly has to leave the cats behind. She is really hoping to find a loving home for them. See FLYER. Please call 535-7747 for more information or email : carolbrothers65@yahoo.co.

   Girl Scout Troop 31023 will be back on Saturday (19th) and Sunday (20th) from 11am to 3pm at Ae Hardware selling cookies.

    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.


March 10, 2022

   Happy birthday today to Nancy Seifert Dinan, Christie Lewis Hy & Dorothy Hahn. Happy birthday Friday, March 11th to Emily Bolles, Roman Cacciatore, David Cook & Shirley Norman. On Saturday, March 12th, happy day to Al Meyer, Madison MacNeil, Ray Hayward, Michele Beauchamp, Jojo Paczynski Sparcino and on Sunday, March 13th to Karen Hayes Smith, Martha Bojarski, Pat Kendzierski and son Adam Kratz, Susan Anstett Marston & Jody Ghianni. Happy birthday on Monday to Jon Grenda, Laurie McGinn, Kathy Shaklee, Rebecca Popiel & Jim Walf. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Gail Monti, Elizabeth Figler, John Corrao, Mindi Kratz & Henry Lobl and Wednesday, March 16th to Megan Malaney, Dan Lee, Cameron Willer, Pat Phillips, Aree Saenger & Debbie Jenkins.

    Happy anniversary on March 16th to Vicki & Ian Harnden (37th) and Bob & Debbie Guenther (43)!

   The Cinderella Isle Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 7:00 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island where Marlene Szuromi, a garden club member, will present workshop on Origami, the art of paper folding. At this meeting members will construct an origami box with a floral garnish to take home. For club information contact Pat at paf947@aol.com.

   Class of 1982 Reunion plans HERE.

    Take a look at the GIHS Class of 1972 MISSING CLASSMATES list. If you have information, contact Liz at lizbaby54@gmail.com.

   The Grand Island Central School District held their General Session Board of Education Meeting and more details on the Budget for the 2022-23 School Year, in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School, on Monday March 7, 2022. See VIDEO.

    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.


March 3, 2022

   Happy birthday Thursday to Jeff Denler, John Simon, Anne Rollins & Joyce Cowan. Happy birthday Friday, March 4th to Kevin Smith, Mary Trinci & Sally Hoffman. On Saturday, March 5th, happy day to Tim Moriarty, David McConnell, Rich Amantia, Missy Fargino, Jeanne Powers and on Sunday, March 6th to Hayden Backlund, Eilene Gebrian, Charles Tobe & Pat Bassler. Happy birthday on Monday to Linda Leuchner, Glen Shepherd, Leda Barton, Lola Brindisi, Carol O’Connor & Bill Ortiz. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Rosemary Loth Fischer & Diane Grant and Wednesday, March 9th to Grace Wenner & Elaine Hardman.

    Melinda Hitzges is a single mother to her three sons, Bryton, Ashton & Chase. The family lost everything in a house fire in Grand Island on Feb. 24, including their beloved pets. The whole stairway was engulfed in flames, the kitchen and half of the living room was destroyed. The family is now trying to pick up the pieces. A fundraiser has been started by Melinda’s mother to help. Donate HERE.

   The Grand Island Relay For Life Basket Raffle and Wide Right Band will be on Saturday, March 5th at Mallwitz's Island Lanes. Donations are happily accepted, just drop off at the lanes. See FLYER.

   A kayak launch is planned for Woods Creek in Buckhorn Park with a tentative date of late spring/early June.

    Casella is in the process of painting over the PINTO name on all the recycle totes and will be putting new Casella stickers on them in the coming weeks. They have asked that people put their recycle totes out on their collection day even if they don’t need to be dumped so that they can paint them.

    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.

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February 24, 2022

   Happy birthday today to Brian Robinson & Jan Yardley. Happy birthday Friday, February 25th to Dennis Donovan, Scott Tetreault, Kevin Brock & Mary Willimas. On Saturday, February 26th, happy day to David Rogers, Debbie Kennedy-Rogoza, Jay Hollinger, William Madigan and Lynn Dingey and on Sunday, February 27th to Gabrielle Robinson, Kevin Koch Jr. & Mike Cali. Happy birthday on Monday to Mary Ann Love, David Steggs, Patrick McMahon & Ron Bastian. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Don Hoke & Phyllis Martin.

   Congratulations to the Grand Island High School Bowling Team! Class B Section VI Champions!!

    VFW Post 9249, 2121 Grand Island Blvd. is hosting a Drive Thru Chili Sale on Saturday, February 26th from noon until 4:00 p.m. (or sold out). Can be bought hot or cold. $10.00 per quart.

   DIAMONDS IN THE RUFF FAMILY EVENT, Saturday, February 26th 2:00-4:00 pm at the GI Memorial Library. Stop in to see what DITR animal rescue has to offer: Applications being accepted for pet adoption and foster families. Pet supply donations will be accepted at the event: food (special request for cat/kitten food), bedding, toys, pads/litter, monetary support A few of the DITR sponsored animals will be in attendance to meet! For more information about Diamonds in the Ruff please visit: https://diamondsintheruffanimalrescue.rescuegroups.org/

   The GIHS Class of 1972 is planning a 50th Reunion Dinner for Saturday, July 2, 2022. Please join our Facebook page Grand Island High School Class of '72. DETAILS - QUESTIONNAIRE.


    Parish Players will present Disney’s Frozen on July 8 and July 9, 2022 at Grand Island High School! The show will be directed by MaryLis Rustowicz, produced by Maura McCowan Rustowicz, and assisted by Maggie Rustowicz and David Conboy. Auditons will be held March 1-3. See DETAILS.

   WellNow Urgent Care now open, 2340 Grand Island Blvd. Open 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    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.


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February 17, 2022

   Happy, happy birthday today to Kathy Garlapow, Anita DeGlopper, Lillian Brenner, Aaron Delavalle, Chuck Delavalle, Swaran Dhaliwal. Happy birthday Friday, February 18th to Michelle Gast, Patrick Stouter, Chris Ciszek, Dave Fields & Barbara Wudyka On Saturday, February 19th, happy day to Phyllis Wesolek and on Sunday, February 20th to Bryan Smith, Melanie Stein, Carol Alt, Daniel Tattenbaum, Marilyn Kinney, Jennifer Watkins, Katie Brady,. MaryJo Gill & Dick Bessel. Happy birthday on Monday to Eugene Corey & Sal Gullo & on Tuesday to Marilyn Wilkie Watt, Marilyn Kinney, Jim Zilliox & Ralph Quarantillo and on Wednesday, February 23rd happy birthday to Sherry DeBruyn, Jo Klock, Paula Nakayama, Sophia Black, Linda Gerristad & John Whitney.

   The Kenmore/Grand Island girls hockey team were defeated by Section III Skaneatles on Saturday, February 12th in Canton, NY at the NYS Public High School Athletic Assoc. semifinal, by a score of 4-1. Skaneateles went on to win the championship. Great season gals!

   GIHS wrestler Brian Beilec remains undefeated after the Section VI Division 1 championships state qualifier last Saturday at Starpoint. He wrestles in the 172-pound weight class and after three wins Saturday, he is 43-0. He was named the tournaments most oustanding wrestler. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships are Feb. 25-26 in Albany.

    Drive Thru Distribution of Rapid Covid-19 Test Kits and KN95 Masks will be held on Friday, February, 18th starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road. First come, first served. See FLYER.

    The Grand Island Relay For Life Basket Raffle and Wide Right Band will be on Saturday, March 5th at Mallwitz's Island Lanes. Donations are happily accepted, just drop off at the lanes. See FLYER.

    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.

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February 10, 2022

   Happy, happy birthday today to Kaylee Montana. Happy birthday Friday, February 11th to Jackie Walt, Joanne Metzger, Joan Barone, Dominic Mazzola & Amanda Kaiser Wayne On Saturday, February 12th, happy day to Geraldine ( Jeri) Benzing & Kip Staub and on Sunday, February 13th to Laura Sexton, Adam Dahlberg, Mitchell Matthews, Nancy Hamm-Johnson, Hans Sterzelbach, Phyllis Wesolek & Emma Wheeler. Happy birthday on Tuesday to Thelma Beicke, Herman Roberts, Philip Sahlem, Todd Sipson, Kellie Kehoe, Daniel Baney & Donna Tomkins and on Wednesday, February 16th happy birthday to Deborah Parker, Marianne Ward & Lynne Rimer.

    The Kenmore/Grand Island Girls Hockey team won the league championship on Tuesday, February 8th over Williamsville. It is the first time since 2016. Next up, they will go to SUNY Canton for a semifinal round on February 12th, with a yet to be determined opponent.

    A WIVB report noted that Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World is looking to open for the 2022 season by Memorial Day weekend.

    The GI Recreation Department Youth Summer Programs are available to view. Online registration will open on Monday, April 4th at 8:00 a.m. for Residents; and Monday, May 2nd at 8:00 a.m. for Non-residents. Please note: All programs are subject to changes in price, time, dates, participant limits & locations. CDC & NYSDOH mandates and guidelines apply to all of our programs and are subject to change. Recreation Webpage.

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    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.

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February 3, 2022

   Happy, happy birthday today to Joan Savoy Dlugokinski, Ilene Dee & Ryan Timmerman. Happy birthday Friday, February 4th to Emma Hall, Christopher Drew, Juliette Caprio, Mark VonWryeza, Mary Lou Jerge, Dan Ryan, Sophie Cane, Pete Marston, Maureen Lewis & Geraldine Kowalski. On Saturday, February 5th, happy day to Geraldine ( Jeri) Benzing & Kip Staub and on Sunday, February 6th to Sara Marinaccio, Linda Tufillaro, Olivia Wenner, Noelle Linenfelser & Cody Okelberry. Happy birthday on Monday to Glenn Skelly. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Christopher Ciszek, Mary Sitarski, Diane Garey, Diane Gurbacki, Sarah Klock, David Santa Lucia, Jadon Garman, Carleigh Rodriguez, Sheila Strott & Jackson Tower, and on Wednesday, February 9th happy birthday to Elinor Wiant, Linda Tomkiel, Chris Ford & Dory Smith Matwijkow.

    Save the date for the Grand Island High School production of The Wizard of Oz. Performances will be in the Grand Viking Theater: Thursday, February 3 at 7 PM; Friday, February 4 at 7 PM; Saturday, February 5 at 6 PM. Prior to the Saturday show, there will be a kid-friendly meet and greet with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion at 5 PM. See flyer for details.

    The GI Recreation Department Youth Summer Programs are available to view. Online registration will open on Monday, April 4th at 8:00 a.m. for Residents; and Monday, May 2nd at 8:00 a.m. for Non-residents. Please note: All programs are subject to changes in price, time, dates, participant limits & locations. CDC & NYSDOH mandates and guidelines apply to all of our programs and are subject to change. Recreation Webpage.

    Check out the GI Memorial Library Page for fun activities for all ages. The latest programs can be found HERE.

    Classmate of Class of '67. We need your help! We are planning our 55th reunion for September 23-25, 2022. We need to know if you are planning to attend. Please email Carol Kohlhagen Hamlin at cgkh@aol.com and let us know. If you are aware of any classmates that have passed away, please let us know. More information will follow. Hope to see many of you there!

    The Grand Island Central School District Board of Education is joined by the Grand Island Town Board for a joint session meeting on Monday January 31, 2022 in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School. See VIDEO.

    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.

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January 27, 2022

   Happy Sweet 16 to Sabrina Butcher today and happy birthday today to Brent Minet, Mary Stewart, Judi Wakefield & Pat Shickluna. Happy birthday Friday, January 28th to Kelly Cunningham, Jason Vallina, Tom Burkman, Barbara Grabiec & Elaine Gibney. On Saturday, January 29th, happy day to Arlene Larry, Kevin Kelley, Eric Sharpe, & Nicholas Penque and on Sunday, January 30th to David Clayton III. Happy birthday on Monday to Ronald Duguay, Hailee Clayton, Conner Bolles, Anthony Mondi & Regina Truitt. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Judith Pack, Mandy Malaney, Ryan Pecoraro, Clyde Hickok, & Sydney Mazur. and on Wednesday, February 2nd happy birthday to Lee Richard, Bob Hillock, Don Kaiser, Cheryl Wasson, Natalie Kopf, Dominic Pullano, Eileen Crane, Carol Maul & Surgit Kaul.

    Save the date for the Grand Island High School production of The Wizard of Oz. Performances will be in the Grand Viking Theater: Thursday, February 3 at 7 PM; Friday, February 4 at 7 PM; Saturday, February 5 at 6 PM. Prior to the Saturday show, there will be a kid-friendly meet and greet with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion at 5 PM. See flyer for details.

    The Western New York Land Conservancy has been awarded a $160,000 grant from the Tonawanda Community Environmental Benefit Program to undertake a number of improvements at nature preserves in North Tonawanda and Grand Island. The grant will be used to restore wildlife habitat, improve walking trails and involve youth and others in environmental education. The grant award decisions were made by the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Attorney General's Office after the results of a public balloting process developed by the agencies in collaboration with a community advisory panel. Projects with the most support were selected for funding, with the funds awarded over a period of two years.

    Classmate of Class of '67. We need your help! We are planning our 55th reunion for September 23-25, 2022. We need to know if you are planning to attend. Please email Carol Kohlhagen Hamlin at cgkh@aol.com and let us know. If you are aware of any classmates that have passed away, please let us know. More information will follow. Hope to see many of you there!

    Rocky’s is open under new owners. The new owners own Broadway Pizza in Niagara Falls They have the same phone number as previous Rocky’s and they have true NY style thin crust AND sweet sauce.

    The Nike Base Grand Island Town Trails are ready for Winter Fun!!! Remember motorized vehicles (including snowmobiles) are not allowed on this trail system.

    The Golden Age Center has disposable masks or KN95 masks available, limit two per person. Nike Base, 3278 Whitehaven Road, call 773-9682 for information.

    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.

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January 20, 2022

   Happy birthday today to Fran Burrows, Kaylee Connell, Andrew Masiello, Josh Lange, Dustin Gushue, Brenda Hollfelder & Diane Haney. Happy birthday Friday,January 21st to Pat Caffery Roncone, Mary Cooke, John Gast, Dennis Lach & Ron Pavis. On Saturday, January 22nd, happy day to Kurt Lorence, Jean Bousquet & Joanne Browne and on Sunday, January 23rd to Jonathan Minton, Allison Boron, Mark Leffler & Mary Jane Clark. Happy birthday on Monday to Louie Freitas Joyce Warning, Hunter Schmidt, Sarah Ramsperger, Benjamin DeFranks, Tyler Meyer & Warren Becher. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Patricia Webb Scott, Al Ackerman, Jason MacClelland, Colton Wilkinson. Sam Giglia, Judy Polizzi & Carolyn Spacone and on Wednesday, January 26th happy birthday to John Dudley, Tommy Geblein, Wayne Baumler & Sharon Tokash.

    Happy 40th anniversary to Karen & Rom Figler on January 23rd.

    The Nike Base Grand Island Town Trails are ready for Winter Fun!!! Remember motorized vehicles (including snowmobiles) are not allowed on this trail system. Great for snow shoeing, cross country sking and hiking. Thanks to Pete Marston for getting the trail ship-shape!

    The Grand Island Central School District will hold a substitute recruitment job fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, at Grand Island HIgh School, 1100 Ransom Road. Get details HERE

    Grand Island High School Drivers Ed Program starts February 9th. See flyer for details.

    The Golden Age Center has disposable masks or KN95 masks available, limit two per person. Nike Base, 3278 Whitehaven Road, call 773-9682 for information.

    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.

January 13, 2022

   Happy birthday today to James Winter, Greg Bell, Lynn Henschel & Paula Zucarelli. Happy birthday Friday,January 14th to Carolina Luciani, Mike Rustowicz, Evan Carey, Dolores Hoefner & Sylvia McGinn. On Saturday, January 15th, happy day to Anthony Masocco, Jennifer Farrell & Carol Boreali and on Sunday, January 16th to Amber Malaney, Don Burrows, Joyce Hornbeck, Sudha Sharma, Earl DeGlopper Jr., Carroll Becker, Sue Fleischauer, Joy Mesmer & Darlene Hewitt. Happy birthday on Monday to Justin Sondel, Ron Sutton, Hank Kammerer, Nick Kingston, Marvin Mack & Barbara Creighton. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Caitlin Schwinge, Gail Becher, Peter and Paul Minton, Robert Davis & Linda Piro and on Wednesday, January 19th happy birthday to Mackenzie Hassan, Kristyn Brown & Susan Razmus.

    Happy anniversary to Linda & John Braddell today, January 13th, celebrating 54 years.

    Happy anniversary to Donna & Bill Williams, January 14th, celebrating 33 years.

    Musician and Island native Cap Cooke will be featured on a Ithaca radio station on Sunday morning, January 16th. The show runs from 6 - 10am, with Cap as a guest in studio from 9-10am. You can stream online at WVBR.com.

    The Grand Island Central School District will hold a substitute recruitment job fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, at Grand Island HIgh School, 1100 Ransom Road. Get details HERE

    Grand Island High School Drivers Ed Program starts February 9th. See flyer for details.

    The Golden Age Center has disposable masks or KN95 masks available, limit two per person. Nike Base, 3278 Whitehaven Road, call 773-9682 for information.

    Trinity UMC, 2100 Whitehaven Road is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner on Friday January 14, 2022. Salad...spaghetti...meatballs...bread...and Murder! Please join us for a fun evening! Call the office for reservations 716-773-3322 or use FB messenger so that we can properly plan QRS code now working you can message through that!

    The Grand Island Central School District Board of Education conducted their General Session Board Meeting on Monday January 10, 2022 in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School. See VIDEO.

    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.

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January 6, 2022

   Happy birthday today to Michael Lockett, Melissa Clement Hill, Ron Webb, Dale Morgan, Kathy McNulty, Sandy Less, Florence Prawel, Jacqueline Goris Foote, John Bidell Sr.. Happy birthday Friday,January 7th to Craig Davis & Eric Reimann On Saturday, January 8th, happy day to Sharon Koehler, Sharon Minet, Nicholas Heftka, Alexandria Anderson, Michael Klipich, Jean Siess & Sherilyn Gillard and on Sunday, January 9th to Dale Morgan, Richard Brzyski, Sam Loquasto & Martha Merrinan. Happy birthday on Monday to Patricia & Scott Shaw, Sheila Coloan, Darlene Conners.. On Tuesday, happy birthday to Debbie Stack, Joyce Neil, Susan Head, Art Ciechoski, Mark Landroche, Jack Roesch, Bob Marcel & Stephan R. Kovacs, Jr. and on Wednesday, January 12th happy birthday to Martha Muller, Barbara Fritchey, Lyle Dinsmore & Adam Kopf .

    Happy anniversary to Gary & Emily Dahlstrom today, January 6th.

   Trivia Night has been cancelled tonight at Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post 9249.

    The Golden Age Center has disposable masks or KN95 masks available, limit two per person. Nike Base, 3278 Whitehaven Road, call 773-9682 for information.

    Trinity UMC, 2100 Whitehaven Road is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner on Friday January 14, 2022. Salad...spaghetti...meatballs...bread...and Murder! Please join us for a fun evening! Call the office for reservations 716-773-3322 or use FB messenger so that we can properly plan QRS code now working you can message through that!

    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.