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This Week...Around Town - 2023         By Jodi Robinson

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Previous Around Town Pages



December 28, 2023

   Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2024!!!!

    Happy birthday today to Yvonne Beard, Robin Laible, Maggie Gushue & James Soto and on Friday to Judy Tafelski, Li-Anne "Rowswell" Mufson, Susan Magro & Judy Castiglia. On Saturday, happy birthday to Paul Facklam III, Marguerite Fox, Susan Salamone & Patricia Steffans. On Sunday, happy birthday to Connie Aquino, Candice Mye, Kathy Lazenby, Alan Geldin, Carol Sterzelbach & Nancy Riggs . Happy birthday on New Years day to Donna Turner Williams, Carmela (Millie) Attrino, Linda Rader, Nina Leskiw, Nancy Weis, Elaine Clark & Julie Andolina . Happy birthday Tuesday to Raymond Whitbeck & Rick Bonarek. On Wednesday to Terry Funk & Bonnie Alabiso.

    American Red Cross Blood Drive at GI Community Center, 3278 Whitehaven Rod on Friday, December 29th from 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. See FLYER.

   Online registration for the winter/spring session of Community Education is now open. Brochures will be coming home with elementary and middle school students soon. Brochures will be available at town hall and the library. Go to https://www.grandislandschools.org/domain/34 to see the online brochure and to register for classes online.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


December 21, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Allene Jansen, Nancy Behrns, Christopher Golda, Mike Metzger, Annette Smith & Robert McDonald and on Friday to Kim Aceti. On Saturday, happy birthday to Karen Lloyd, Andrea Moreau, Renee Fraser Gugino, Mary Ann Nash & Gerarda Payne. On Sunday, happy birthday to Melissa Marlin, Carolyn Furman & Betsy Oshirak. Happy birthday on Christmas to Jeff Warning, Bud Yensan, Karen Carr Keefe, Chris Eberhard, Grant Hennigar, Marissa Catanzaro, Cayleigh Fitzsimmons & Ann Dlugokinski. Happy birthday Tuesday to Allison Hill, Thomas Dunmire & Geri Stalica. On Wednesday to Abigail Dallassandro & David Phillips.

   Online registration for the winter/spring session of Community Education is now open. Brochures will be coming home with elementary and middle school students soon. Brochures will be available at town hall and the library. Go to https://www.grandislandschools.org/domain/34 to see the online brochure and to register for classes online.

    American Red Cross Blood Drive at GI Community Center, 3278 Whitehaven Rod on Friday, December 29th from 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. See FLYER.

    The Shaded Dahlia, a tattoo and piercing shop, opened in the Grand Island Plaza, 2419 Grand Island Blvd.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


December 14, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Annette Panepinto Grandinetti, Mike Boerschig, Gary Sankes, Claire O'Connor, Nancy Koch, Sue Whitbeck, Amy Fisher, Mary Savoy & Jeff Boreali and on Friday to Anthony Grillo & Mike Ludwig. On Saturday, happy birthday to Betty Lantz, Lee Zeplowitz & Tom Lak. On Sunday, happy birthday to Arvilla Kendzierski, Cassidy Louise Kendrick, Jeffrey Crane & Wilhelmina Perdaems . Happy birthday Monday, December 18 to Jaylee Maddalena, David Johnson, Jean Brighton, Dan Epstein, Jan Zaborowski, Barbara Graff & Deborah Brennan. Happy birthday Tuesday to Lauretta Brennan, Pat Coughlin, Lucy D'Alessandro, Sue Braun, Stan Hill, William O’Connor, Bridget Baungartner, Margaret Lawrence, James Purpora & Dale Henniger. On Wednesday to Kathy Hogrewe Lowes, Allyson Wolgast, Christopher Priest, John Duchnik, Nicholas Carey, Gloria Brown, George Jakab, Brian Mongielo & Pam Sturtz.

    Grand Island High School boys basketball has a 5-0 start. They will be playing at home on December 19 & 21, 6:30 p.m. Grand Island boys varsity hockey team has had a great start, outscoring their opposition 37-2. They will face Kenmore West at 5:00 p.m. on December 18th at Hyde Park Ice Pavilion.

   Saturday, December 16th, family friendly, all ages event. Wildlife Winter Wonderland at the Alt Nature Center, 2489 Whitehaven Road, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. See FLYER.

    Egg-Ceptional Breakfast at VFW on Saturday, December 16th. See FLYER.

    American Red Cross Blood Drive at GI Community Center, 3278 Whitehaven Rod on Friday, December 29th from 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. See FLYER.     Free PET Food Pantry will be held the second Sunday of each month from 9:15-10:00 a.m. (between early and late services) at St Martin in the Field Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, GI. The pantry is free and open to the public. Consumers can get dry and canned dog and cat food along with many other pet necessities such as gently used leashes, collars, coats & sweaters, toys, crates & gates, and bedding when available.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


December 7, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Maxine Eldridge, Joan Staub & Julia Capage and on Friday to Robin Shipman & Bobbi Cap. On Saturday, happy birthday to Grace Stewart & Ronald Maness. On Sunday, happy birthday to Carol Winstel, Marianne Tranter, Lisa Dinsmore Szpakowsk, Jake Scott, Christine Mills & Donna Purpora . Happy birthday Monday, December 11 to Beth Julin, Paul Linenfelser Sr., Duffy Macguire, Joelle Logue & Richard Poveromo . Happy birthday Tuesday to Dan Sexton, Stephen Stouter, Reba Conway & Steve Grunzweig. On Wednesday to Charlie McDonough, Kori Loder, Denise (Stack) Dewey, Daniel Donovan, Emma Santorio, Sandy Sugg, Hal Lawrence & Lorrie York.

   Family friendly, all ages event. Wildlife Winter Wonderland at the Alt Nature Center, 2489 Whitehaven Road, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. See FLYER.

   St. Timothy Breakfast with Santa takes place Saturday, December 9th, two time slots. See FLYER.

    Egg-Ceptional Breakfast at VFW on Saturday, December 16th. See FLYER.

   The Grand Island Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post #9249 is collecting clothing donations for the Buffalo VA Hospital. Needed are men's & women's: sweat pants & shirts, thermal tops & bottoms, all medium to 4 XL. Winter coats in all sizes. No socks needed. Due to hospital guidelines, they can only accept NEW items. Drop off to the post at 2121 Grand Island Blvd. until December 19th.

   The VFW Post 9249, 2121 Grand Island Blvd., will be a Toys For Tots drop off location site through December 15th. New, unwrapped toys may also be donated at Cerified Auto Brokers of Heron Pointe main office. See FLYER.

    Free PET Food Pantry will be held the second Sunday of each month from 9:15-10:00 a.m. (between early and late services) at St Martin in the Field Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, GI. The pantry is free and open to the public. Consumers can get dry and canned dog and cat food along with many other pet necessities such as gently used leashes, collars, coats & sweaters, toys, crates & gates, and bedding when available.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


November 30, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Eric Harnden, John Podlucky, Pat Akinbami, Nancy Tobe & Brigitte Arnold and on Friday to Brian Sullivan, John Cassoni, Jr., Kathi James, Betty Lou Camardella & Christine LaBarre. On Saturday, happy birthday to Riley Crosby, Carol Ganster, Marcy Malecki, Dorine Fabiu & Barb Stouter. On Sunday, happy birthday to Mary Jane Fonte, Deb McGarrigle, Mike Masters, Sara Barbur, Alan Endres, Liz Tucker, Evan Linenfelser, Kimberly Murchison-Petcu , Robert Ginsburg & Andrew Weinzler. Happy birthday Monday, December 4 to Marie Long, Josette Dickinson, Natalie Carter, Aidan MacNeil, Bill Wilson & Cameron Cherenzia. Happy birthday Tuesday to Darcey Golde, Mary Beth Lean, Carolyn Kreutz & Luke Gworek. On Wednesday to James Heberlein, Bob Goulding & Donald Weber.

   Happy 38th wedding anniversary to Jack & Jackie Steckleberg on December 1st!!!

   The Grand Island Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post #9249 is collecting clothing donations for the Buffalo VA Hospital. Needed are men's & women's: sweat pants & shirts, thermal tops & bottoms, all medium to 4 XL. Winter coats in all sizes. No socks needed. Due to hospital guidelines, they can only accept NEW items. Drop off to the post at 2121 Grand Island Blvd. until December 19th.

    Recent announcement from Gov. Kathy Hochul: $1.1 million to resurface Route 324 (Grand Island Blvd.) from Long Road to Staley Road. Construction begins in the spring.

   The VFW Post 9249, 2121 Grand Island Blvd., will be a Toys For Tots drop off location site through December 15th. New, unwrapped toys may also be donated at Cerified Auto Brokers of Heron Pointe main office. See FLYER.

   River Lea Open House and Holiday Boutique is on December 2-3-4 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm each day in Beaver Island State Park. Enjoy the decorations and sounds of the season in ther historic farmhouse. Shop in the boutique for gifts, decorations and homemade cookies. Enjoy some refreshments while listening to live holiday music by Grand Islander & retired music teacher Betsy Thomas.

   The Light Up the Boulevard Festival & Parade takes place on Saturday, December 2nd from 12 noon - 4:00 p.m. Festivities are a kick-off celebration held in the Town of Grand Island to usher in the holiday season. The festival before the parade includes local vendors (food and retail), kids crafts and fun for all, including the chance to take a picture with Santa in the town gazebo. The focal point of the evening are an Electric Light Parade and Town Tree Lighting, all with Santa present. They're designed to encourage central business district establishments to put up festive lighting on their properties & spark a sense of community pride & joy throughout the holidays. The Chamber of Commerce and the Town hope you can join us!

    On Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 2 PM - NAN HOFFMAN, JOE TUMINO, KATHY DELOUGHRY & MARY BIEGER will present "CHRISTMAS IN THE WOODS!" at Island Presbyterian Church, 1822 Huth Road, Grand Island, NY 14072. The traditional holiday concert and carol sing includes carols, hymns, Hanukkah songs, and songs for peace and thanksgiving. Co-presented by Riverside-Salem UCC and Island Presbyterian Churches and located again at Island Presbyterian to provide better seating with plenty of parking and easy access. Followed again this year by a pot-luck dinner. Bring a dish to share if you wish. Free will offering to benefit the sponsoring churches. For info: email nan@nanhoffman.com or call 716-773-5315.

    Free PET Food Pantry will be held the second Sunday of each month from 9:15-10:00 a.m. (between early and late services) at St Martin in the Field Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, GI. The pantry is free and open to the public. Consumers can get dry and canned dog and cat food along with many other pet necessities such as gently used leashes, collars, coats & sweaters, toys, crates & gates, and bedding when available. The public can enter thru the back door or use the elevator from the main entrance. If there are any questions, please contact the church office at 716-773-3335. The Pete & Skip Pet Pantry was inspired by and named in honor of two very special parishioners within the Episcopal Diocese who have spread so much joy to pet owners over the years. We hope to continue helping families keep their pets safe and fed.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


November 23, 2023

    Happy birthday on Thanksgiving to Barbara LaDuca, Mary Ann Lochren & Nick Tomkins and on Friday to Edna Braddell, Margaret Sutton, Jean Caprio, James Dunlop & Allyson Gillies. On Saturday, happy birthday to Anthony Carlucci, Julie Nabozny, Linda Geldin, Jeffrey Copp, Dorothy DeVantier & Charlene Gornicki. On Sunday, happy birthday to Ginger Stamler, Dennis Parrino, Nancy Killian & Kathy Stickel. Happy birthday Monday, November 27 to Jean Montgomery, Linda Smith & Jim McGarvey. Happy birthday Tuesday to Dennis Caldwell, Joan Rogers, Jason Yensan, PJ Marston, Ame'lia Isabelle Haag, Donald Loder, Andrew Baranyl & Mohinder Ghuman. On Wednesday to JoAnn Vanderheite, Daisy Moore, John Stark, Joanne Carcione, Mary Savio, Susan Schreckengost & Michael Yannello.

   Happy anniversary on November 25th to Nicole & Greg Butcher and Peter & Susan Marston.

   River Lea Open House and Holiday Boutique is on December 2-3-4 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm each day. Enjoy the decorations and sounds of the season in ther historic farmhouse. Shop in the boutique for gifts, decorations and homemade cookies. Enjoy some refreshments while listening to live holiday music by Grand Islander & retired music teacher Betsy Thomas.

   The Light Up the Boulevard Festival & Parade takes place on Saturday, December 2nd from 12 noon - 4:00 p.m. Festivities are a kick-off celebration held in the Town of Grand Island to usher in the holiday season. The festival before the parade includes local vendors (food and retail), kids crafts and fun for all, including the chance to take a picture with Santa in the town gazebo. The focal point of the evening are an Electric Light Parade and Town Tree Lighting, all with Santa present. They're designed to encourage central business district establishments to put up festive lighting on their properties & spark a sense of community pride & joy throughout the holidays. The Chamber of Commerce and the Town hope you can join us!

    On Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 2 PM - NAN HOFFMAN, JOE TUMINO, KATHY DELOUGHRY & MARY BIEGER will present "CHRISTMAS IN THE WOODS!" at Island Presbyterian Church, 1822 Huth Road, Grand Island, NY 14072. The traditional holiday concert and carol sing includes carols, hymns, Hanukkah songs, and songs for peace and thanksgiving. Co-presented by Riverside-Salem UCC and Island Presbyterian Churches and located again at Island Presbyterian to provide better seating with plenty of parking and easy access. Followed again this year by a pot-luck dinner. Bring a dish to share if you wish. Free will offering to benefit the sponsoring churches. For info: email nan@nanhoffman.com or call 716-773-5315.

    Free PET Food Pantry will be held the second Sunday of each month from 9:15-10:00 a.m. (between early and late services) at St Martin in the Field Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, GI. The pantry is free and open to the public. Consumers can get dry and canned dog and cat food along with many other pet necessities such as gently used leashes, collars, coats & sweaters, toys, crates & gates, and bedding when available. The public can enter thru the back door or use the elevator from the main entrance. If there are any questions, please contact the church office at 716-773-3335. The Pete & Skip Pet Pantry was inspired by and named in honor of two very special parishioners within the Episcopal Diocese who have spread so much joy to pet owners over the years. We hope to continue helping families keep their pets safe and fed.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


November 16, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Linda Garcia, Christina Basta Podlucky, Scott Kalman, Vala O’Boyle, Annabelle Linenfelser, Peg Price, Lou Ann Devonshire, Daniel Fuller & Frances Romanchock and on Friday to Sierra Yarnes, Donald Fancher, William Hambridge & Constantino Silvestri. On Saturday, happy birthday to George Hoechst, Mark Flash, Geraldine Wornick, Nancy Mondich & Gayle Quint. On Sunday, happy birthday to Sam Alaimo. Happy birthday Monday, November 20 to Scott Allaire, Douglas F. Bauer, Gusharan Ghuman, Kathy Menter, Joan Wilkinson & Pam O’Connor. Happy birthday Tuesday to Ben Kose, Terry Smith, Jeanne Treat, Tyler Lorence, Rob Ratajczak, Dennis Lang & Carol Moscati. On Wednesday to Marilyne Brandoni, Jennifer Przybylski, Kevin Rosman, Chris Gress & Arlene Nice.

    Note from Tom Burke..Firearms season for deer begins Saturday, November 18th and runs until Monday, December 10th. Caution should be observed in woodland settings. Bright clothing (other than white) should be warn. Warning colors in orange, red or chartreuse are best. Thanks Tom!!!

   Venus, Greek and Mediterranean restaurant opening in Tops plaza in the Just Pizza location.

   The Cinderella Isle Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm at Trinity Church GI, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.

   GI Relay For Life King of the Wing Contest is Friday, November 17th at Say Cheese Pizza, 1771 Love Road, 6:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 6 wing eaters, 10 minutes, as many wings as they can eat, as much money as they can raise, to become King of the Wing of Relay teams around the world!!! FLYER.

   VFW hosting EGG-Cellent Breakfast on Saturday, November 18th from 9am - noon. See FLYER.

   GIHS PTSA Pierogi Fundraiser - Choose from 12 varieties, order by Novmeber 22nd. See FLYER.

   For veterans, active military & first responders. 4th Annual Turkey Dinner Giveaway will take place at the Boulevard Mall, Niagara Falls Blvd side, near big B, on Wednesday, November 22nd, starting at 10:30 a.m. First come, first serve, 750 dinners available. See FLYER for sponsors and more details.

   The Light Up the Boulevard Festival & Parade takes place on Saturday, December 2nd from 12 noon - 4:00 p.m. Festivities are a kick-off celebration held in the Town of Grand Island to usher in the holiday season. The festival before the parade includes local vendors (food and retail), kids crafts and fun for all, including the chance to take a picture with Santa in the town gazebo. The focal point of the evening are an Electric Light Parade and Town Tree Lighting, all with Santa present. They're designed to encourage central business district establishments to put up festive lighting on their properties & spark a sense of community pride & joy throughout the holidays. The Chamber of Commerce and the Town hope you can join us!

    Free PET Food Pantry will be held the second Sunday of each month from 9:15-10:00 a.m. (between early and late services) at St Martin in the Field Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, GI. The pantry is free and open to the public. Consumers can get dry and canned dog and cat food along with many other pet necessities such as gently used leashes, collars, coats & sweaters, toys, crates & gates, and bedding when available. The public can enter thru the back door or use the elevator from the main entrance. If there are any questions, please contact the church office at 716-773-3335. The Pete & Skip Pet Pantry was inspired by and named in honor of two very special parishioners within the Episcopal Diocese who have spread so much joy to pet owners over the years. We hope to continue helping families keep their pets safe and fed.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


November 9, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Meshkat Assian, Kathleen Baltes & Andrea Reynolds and on Friday to Katie Samland, Barbara Cook, Emily Nowak & Mary Mack. On Saturday, happy birthday to Donna Williams, Sandy Santorio, Lucia Roesch, Carolyn Gentz, Shane Kinney, Margaret Lawrence, James Purpora, Bridget Baungartner, Paul Coughlin, Mark Carrig & Elinor (Ellie) Hubert. On Sunday, happy birthday to Patti Schwarzkopf, Elaine Stedman, Kelly Williams, Maria Burns & Carol Lindelow. Happy birthday Monday, November 13 to Josephine Lundin, Victor Cap, Mike Madigan, Pamela Barton, Roberta Jean Burke, Sheryl Kutis, Ann Rossiter, Debbie Tront & June Justice Crawford. Happy birthday Tuesday to Sarah Brand, Antonia Stabler & Ryan Foote. On Wednesday to Carole Lochte, Thomas Dworak, Mac Myles, Lisa Wendling, Alan Dally, Sue Teater & Gina Silvestri.

    The Town of Grand Island cordially invites veterans, family members and friends to attend the Veterans Day ceremony at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 11th at the Veterans Park Memorial Wall located at 1717 Bedell Road. There will be a reception following the ceremony at the Charles N. DeGlopper Post No. 9249, 2121 Grand Island Blvd.

   St. Stephen School Shopping Extravaganza with vendors and crafters is Saturday, November 11th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 2080 Baseline Road.

   American Redcross Blood Drive Tuesday, November 14th at Grand Island Fire Hall. See FLYER.

   The Cinderella Isle Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm at Trinity Church GI, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.

   GIHS PTSA Pierogi Fundraiser - Choose from 12 varieties, order by Novmeber 22nd. See FLYER.

   The Light Up the Boulevard Festival & Parade takes place on Saturday, December 2nd from 12 noon - 4:00 p.m. Festivities are a kick-off celebration held in the Town of Grand Island to usher in the holiday season. The festival before the parade includes local vendors (food and retail), kids crafts and fun for all, including the chance to take a picture with Santa in the town gazebo. The focal point of the evening are an Electric Light Parade and Town Tree Lighting, all with Santa present. They're designed to encourage central business district establishments to put up festive lighting on their properties & spark a sense of community pride & joy throughout the holidays. The Chamber of Commerce and the Town hope you can join us!

    November 12th - Free PET Food Pantry will be held the second Sunday of each month from 9:15-10:00 a.m. (between early and late services) at St Martin in the Field Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, GI. The pantry is free and open to the public. Consumers can get dry and canned dog and cat food along with many other pet necessities such as gently used leashes, collars, coats & sweaters, toys, crates & gates, and bedding when available. The public can enter thru the back door or use the elevator from the main entrance. If there are any questions, please contact the church office at 716-773-3335. The Pete & Skip Pet Pantry was inspired by and named in honor of two very special parishioners within the Episcopal Diocese who have spread so much joy to pet owners over the years. We hope to continue helping families keep their pets safe and fed.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


November 2, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Carol Zimmerman, Dale Brown, Blake Rockwood, Maryl Gavizzi, Paula Manijak, Patti Mazzola & Joanne Lozo and on Friday to Anthony Weis, James Maul & Ed Fitzgerald. On Saturday, happy birthday to Marilyn Gullo, Mark Tiede, Alli DeMartin, Bill Salansky & Ricky Whitmire. On Sunday, happy birthday to Edward Garcia, Alexander Frye, Brian Rinio, Edie Thompson, Edna Kunselman & Linda Nihart. Happy birthday Monday, November 6 to Joshua Less, David Arch, Sue Ellerton & Jo-Ann Greico. Happy birthday Tuesday to John VerHagen, Debbie Ailinger, Judith Bassette John Kaefer, Joe Cushner, Francis Baumler. Gordon Mortenson & Mike Schopp. On Wednesday to Henry Buck, Linda Mosher, Scott Hammond, Anne Leahy, Grace Carey & Vera Grace Lucinski.

   Happy anniversary on November 8th to Sue and Jim Teator

    Historical Society General Meeting & Program is on Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. at River Lea, Beaver Island State Park. The guest speaker will be a return visit of singer Don Dwyer entertaining with songs and stories of Stephen Foster music. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 donation.

    VFW Auxiliary Hot Turkey Sandwich Nite at Charles N. DeGlopper VFW Auxiliary, 2121 Grand Island Blvd. hosting a Hot Turkey Sandwich Nite on Saturday, November 4th from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Includes Open Faced Turkey Sandweich with gravy, vegetable, cranberry sauce and chips, $7 or $7.50 to go. Public welcome!

    16th Annual Bowl For A Cure Bowlathon, Basket Raffle, 50/50 is Sunday, November 5th at 1:00 p.m. at Mallwitz's Island Lanes. Proceeds benefit the Grand Island Relay For Life. See FLYER.

    Flu Shot Clinic - 11/6/23 at the Golden Age Center.

    Free PET Food Pantry will be held the second Sunday of each month from 9:15-10:00 a.m. (between early and late services) at St Martin in the Field Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, GI. The pantry is free and open to the public. Consumers can get dry and canned dog and cat food along with many other pet necessities such as gently used leashes, collars, coats & sweaters, toys, crates & gates, and bedding when available. The public can enter thru the back door or use the elevator from the main entrance. If there are any questions, please contact the church office at 716-773-3335. The Pete & Skip Pet Pantry was inspired by and named in honor of two very special parishioners within the Episcopal Diocese who have spread so much joy to pet owners over the years. We hope to continue helping families keep their pets safe and fed.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


October 26, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Donna Smith Phelan, Maxx and Calleigh Anderson, Pete Gottler, David Russell & Lorraine Mangin and on Friday to Peter Marston, Dominic Cannata & Alyssa Quarantello. On Saturday, happy birthday to Ann Samplinski, Ray Gress Jr., Steve Hunt, Nikki Zimmerman Frye, Brenda Cassoni & Carl Beach . On Sunday, happy birthday to Joanne Gesl, Nina Goss & Thomas Roell. Happy birthday Monday, October 30 to Dave Wilkinson, Bill Pioli, Lynda Black, Teddy Ann Davis, Sharon Moffett & Nancy Beach. Happy birthday Tuesday to Morgan Proctor, Carolyn Huffman, Penny Panepinto, & Jane Wynne . On Wednesday to Rhonda Arsenault, Emily Fred, Andy Chambers & Lynn Ortiz.

    The VFW 9249 and its Auxiliary are hosting a Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 28th at 6:30 p.m.

   St. Stephen School Meat Raffle is on Saturday, October 28th at 6:15 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $15 or table of 8 for $110. Tickets.

   Historical Society General Meeting & Program is on Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 7:00 p.m.T he guest speaker will be a return visit of singer Don Dwyer entertaining with songs and stories of Stephen Foster music. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 donation.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


October 19, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Judy Thaler, Robert Skotnicki, Heidi Sue McCormick, Luke Hooper, Bill Winterfield, Chris McCabe & Donald Papaj and on Friday to Ryan Pinzel, Michael Madigan, Paula Hahn, David Hiser, Romona DeWitt & Wayne DeWitt. On Saturday, happy birthday to Laury Linenfelser, Gunnar Munk, Bob Henschel, Suzanne McDonald & Gabrielle Pulvirenti. On Sunday, happy birthday to Brianna Hadden, Rick Martin, Michele Namenek & Stanford Harrington. Happy birthday Monday, October 23 to Debbie DeGlopper Robinson, Patrick Gallagher, Chase Harding, Zakary Massaro, Gerry Robinson, Ed Shelp, Judy Wozniak & Kevin Koch. Happy birthday Tuesday to Thomas Dugan. On Wednesday to John Bidell, Joshua McMahon & Alphia (Liz) Wingert.

   A special happy 90th birthday on October 25th to former island resident Kathryn Brown!    Happy 61st wedding anniversary to Carol & Gary Roesch on October 20th! Happy 34th wedding anniversary to Jacquie & Patrick Foote on October 21st!     Huth Road 5th Graders Can Give Back is Friday, October 20th, 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Students and teachers will be walking through Sandy Beach neighborhood collecting cans. See FLYER.

    GI Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Chowder Sale is Saturday, October 21st. See FLYER.

    Golden Age Center Holiday Happenings Craft Bazaar and Farmers Market will take place on Saturday, October 21st from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


October 12, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Fred Mazur, Gary Larsen, Marissa Mrkall, Ronald Milks, Douglas Carlson, Laura Bonarek & Maria Insalaco and on Friday to Christopher Conway, Dylan Castiglia, Tom Trader, Priscilla Johnson & Kim Yarwood. On Saturday, happy birthday to Michael Chateauneuf, John Turner, Iris Jiscitsno & Sheryl Kutis. On Sunday, happy birthday to Jonathan Wozniak, Kalli Pedlow, Mark Argy, Mike Yensan, Joyce Ernst & Jerry Sitarski. Happy birthday Monday, October 16 to Clare Conboy & Sue Cinelli. Happy birthday Tuesday to Stephanie Kowalak, Jenna Giambra, Julius Schopp, Rosemarie McDonald, Kathy Zielinski, Patricia Schafer & Steven Grabiee M.D.. On Wednesday to Alexandra Imperi, Aidan Daly & Sharon Ledwon.

   GI E-Waste Recycling Drive - Grand Island Town Hall, Saturday, October 14, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. All accepted items are free to recycle (limit of 3 tvs per vehicle). Does not accept refrigerators, dehumififiers, microwaves or smoke detectors. See FLYER.

    Historical Society Open House will be at River Lea in Beaver Island State Park on Sunday, October 15, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. There will be a special showing of "Hats Through the Generations." FLYER

    A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Grand Island Community Center, 3278 Whittehaven Road on Wednesday, October 18th from 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. FLYER.

    Huth Road 5th Graders Can Give Back is Friday, October 20th, 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Students and teachers will be walking through Sandy Beach neighborhood collecting cans. See FLYER.

    GI Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Chowder Sale is Saturday, October 21st. See FLYER.

    Golden Age Center Holiday Happenings Craft Bazaar and Farmers Market will take place on Saturday, October 21st from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


October 5, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Michele Remmes, Nancy Long, Robert N. Schwagler, Rebekah Thompson, Carolyn Mesches & Dylan Russo and on Friday to Joan Sponn, Craig Blowers, Jane Consier & Sandy Warren-Henderson. On Saturday, happy birthday to Greg Yensan, Mary Jo Soto, Bob McCormick, Michael Christensen, Morgan Capage, Evan Smith, Paul Leuchner & Robert Redfearn. On Sunday, happy birthday to Ariel Brucato, Carol Mihalovich & Allison Mae Walker. Happy birthday Monday, October 9 to Taylor Duscher, Barb Jarzab, Chris Ciechoski, Sandara Kelly Sexton, Roberta Rivers, Rosemary Ryan, Marion Samland & Patricia Stevick. Happy birthday Tuesday to JPhilip Russo, Willian Barbur, Linda Schneckenburger, Geraldine Burrano & Ray Billica. On Wednesday to Jacob Mongold, Barbara Shepard & Shannon Zaccaria.

   GI Historical Society general meeting and program will be at River Lea in Beaver Island State Park on Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker will be John Matwijkow with a program entitled “Elbert Hubbard and The Roycroft Reflection on Work Ethic.”

   Flapjacks & Football hosted by VFW Post 9249, 2121 Grand Island Blvd., takes place on Sunday, October 8th from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Buffalo Bills take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at 9:30 a.m., playing in London. See FLYER for details.

   NEW: Chiavetta's BBQ hosted by VFW Post 9249, 2121 Grand Island Blvd., takes place on Wednesday, October 11th from noon -6:00 p.m. $15 - chicken, $18 - ribs.

   GI E-Waste Recycling Drive - Grand Island Town Hall, Saturday, October 14, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. All accepted items are free to recycle (limit of 3 tvs per vehicle). Does not accept refrigerators, dehumififiers, microwaves or smoke detectors. See FLYER.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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


September 28, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Cap Cooke, Jordan Davis, Claire Cinelli, Ron Webb, Marty Napier & Richard Gaudy and on Friday to Diane Kowalak, Nancy Blundell, Matthew Hamm, Dana Robinson, Jim Wright Jr. & Samantha Krause. On Saturday, happy birthday to Faith Caldwell, Vikki Smith, Carol Luther Dunworth, Nancy Kaul, Georgina Munk, Jennifer Gula, Terry Jablon & Mike Rossiter . On Sunday, happy birthday to Ariel Brucato, Carol Mihalovich & Allison Mae Walker. Happy day Monday to Richard Warner, Linda D. Davis & Maureen Macguire Kielt. Happy birthday Tuesday to Jean Marie Ensminger & Joan Schlueter Wright. On Wednesday to Margie Walker, Afiza Mojowalla, Lynn Polizzi, Celia Spacone Ph.D., Robert Vaccaro & Dawn Whitbeck.

    Happy anniversary to John & Joanne Podlucky on September 30. (45!) Happy anniversary to Patricia & Scott Shaw on October 1. (35!)

    "Discover the Bus" test drive hiriing event sponsored by GICSD on Saturday, September 30th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Jack Burns Transportation Center, 2451 Baseline Road. FLYER.

   Starting October 1st, Bridgeview Tavern (previously Riverstone, Z's, Ceil & Chuck's) is going to be serving Sunday brunch from 10:30 - 2:00 p.m. Look them up on Facebook and see their menu.

   Youth fall/winter registration opens Monday, October 2nd at 8:00 a.m. for residents. Programs that will open for registration are: Toddler Time, Youth Open Gym, Youth & Teen basketball, Floor Hockey, Holiday Happenings, Come & Create Winter, February Break. Online.

   GI Historical Society general meeting and program will be at River Lea in Beaver Island State Park on Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker will be John Matwijkow with a program entitled “Elbert Hubbard and The Roycroft Reflection on Work Ethic.”

   Flapjacks & Football hosted by VFW Post 9249, 2121 Grand Island Blvd., takes place on Sunday, October 8th from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Buffalo Bills take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at 9:30 a.m., playing in London. See FLYER for details.

   GI E-Waste Recycling Drive - Grand Island Town Hall, Saturday, October 14, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. All accepted items are free to recycle (limit of 3 tvs per vehicle). Does not accept refrigerators, dehumififiers, microwaves or smoke detectors. See FLYER.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


September 21, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Frances Molnar, Madison Nowak, Glenn Wallace, Pamela O'Brien & Henry Olrogge and on Friday to Kristin Ducey, H. William DeGlopper, Kevin Hagen, Janine Gregoire & Kathleen McCormick . On Saturday, happy birthday to Kenny Martina, Joyce Cline, Jack Bugman, Karen Barden, Timothy Nabozny & Timothy Smith. Happy day Monday to Robert Ferloin, Robert Tyrrell, Liz Brock, Dan Bridge, Sam Carpenter & Jim Harrod. Happy birthday Tuesday to Madison Martin, Kevin Rogoza, Cameron Kolat. Betty Walk, James Walters, Sr., Jackie Robinson Steckleberg & Lori Robinson Bouldon. On Wednesday to Roxanne Morgan, Greg Butcher, Alice Gerard, Amy Heist, Kevin Cobello, Dave Grant, Ashley Bleistein, Sharilyn Zarajczyk, Linda Clark, Andrew Szolnoky & Jack Kuhn.

    Just heard thru the grapevine Aldi's may be interested in GI!

   The monthly meeting of the Cinderella Isle Garden Club will be held tonight, Thursday, September 21,2023 at 7:00 pm at Trinity Church Grand Island.

   VFW Oktoberfest is Saturday, September 23, 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the pavilion. Plated dinner, soft pretzels, beer, wine and music. See FLYER.

   A History Weekend is being planned for Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24. On Saturday, the historic Alt Farm on Whitehaven Road will be open for a tour from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Grand Island Historical Society's museum River Lea will be open 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. On Saturday & Sunday, Kelly's Country Store & historic #5 school will be participating. See FLYER.

   The Grand Island Nature Alliance (GINA) will sponsor "Monarchs & Milkweeds" on Saturday, September 23rd from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Nike Base Community Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road.

   GI Kiwanis 5K is Sunday, September 24, at 9:00 a.m. at Beaver Island State Park. See FLYER.

   Looking for donations to Library Bake Sale. Bake Sale to be held during the Discard Book Sale on September 29 & 30. If you choose to donate a baked good: - Please portion and individually wrap each item (Ziploc bags are great for this). - Please label what the item is. - If the item has nuts, or is gluten free, please label it. Please drop off the items the morning of September 29. The Library opens at 9:30am.

   St. Stephen School is looking for crafters & venders for their Shopping Extravaganza on November 11, 2023. See FLYER.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


September 14, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Eloise Mayberry and on Friday to Joanne Fleischman, Dana Papaj, Michael Rayhill & Ava Staub. On Saturday, happy birthday to Matthew Wasson, Christie Davis & Beth Pollara and on Sunday to Patricia Klebes, Thomas Cecere & John Domagala. Happy birthday Monday, September 18th to DeVonte' Mali'q Johnson, Lauren Ann Bermel & Lynn Quarentello and Tuesday to Peter McMahon, Mike Carr, Lisa Stoddard, Vickie Harnden, David Long, Julie O'Connor & Kathy Cerrillo . On Wednesday to Pat Foote, Bruce Senn, Becky Peters, Jennifer Fiels, Lisa Dollendorf & Lois Schneider.

    Beaver Island State Park will begin construction on a 40-foot-by-60-foot pavilion with fireplace near the sledding hill in October. It will be available for year-round rental.

   Join the "Be The Match" Bone Marrow Donation event to on Saturday, September 16 at Town Hall at 10:00 a.m.. See FLYER.

   St. Timothy Lutheran Church Rally Day is Sunday, September 17th at 9:30 a.m., join us for our Sunday School kick-off!

   The monthly meeting of the Cinderella Isle Garden Club will be held on Thursday, September 21,2023 at 7:00 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church.

   Ferry Village history tour will take place on Thursday, September 21st at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 each and meet at Casey's Cabana. Call Sharon at 716-773-2421 for reservations.

   VFW Oktoberfest is Saturday, September 23, 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the pavilion. Plated dinner, soft pretzels, beer, wine and music. See FLYER.

   A Historic Fall Fest is in the works for September 23. Participants include Kelly's Country Store & historic #5 schoolhouse, Alt Farm on Whitehaven Road and Grand Island Historical Society River Lea Museum. Additionally, Kelly's will be open on Sunday, September 24.

   The Grand Island Nature Alliance (GINA) will sponsor "Monarchs & Milkweeds" on Saturday, September 23rd from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Nike Base Community Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road. Dave O'Donnell, an expert on Monarch butterflies, will speak on protection, migration, and habitat. Dave runs the Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm. Register by calling 716-774-8268.

   GI Kiwanis 5K is Sunday, September 24, at 9:00 a.m. at Beaver Island State Park. See FLYER.

   St. Stephen School is looking for crafters & venders for their Shopping Extravaganza on November 11, 2023. See FLYER.

   The Grand Island CSD Board of Education held their general session public meeting on Tuesday September 5th, 2023 in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School. 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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


September 7, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Collin DeMartin, Anna Hammond, Gretchen Moss Beach, John Monkelban, Kim Yung and on Friday to Suzanne Stewart, Michael Edwards, Betty Serio, Florence Lorenz & John Ventry. On Saturday, happy birthday to John Mingus, Mikayla Claus, Jackie McGinty, Elizabeth Carpenter, James O'Brien, William Seifert, Bonita Shevli & Elaine Miller and on Sunday to Jessica Eastwood, Madison Mongold & Cathleen Moore. Happy birthday Monday, September 11th to Joseph Mesmer, Joanne Yannello, Lawrence Schupp, Lynn Ryan, June Ann Chadima, Peter Bezan & Jennifer Baney and Tuesday to Elizabeth Belocci, Carole Bifano, Chris Aronica, Pearl Lane, Christopher Sadkowski, Callie Harding, Sandy Gross & Ben Shaw . On Wednesday to Makenna Scalise, Bethany Kulikowski, Cindy Baker, David Cole & Luann Kalman Pelletier.

   Happy 46th wedding anniversary on Saturday to Butch & Julie Meyer!

    Niagara Frontier Antique and Classic Boat Show takes place at the Buffalo Launch Club on Saturday, September 9th from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Featuring Century Boats and Century Club's annual Thoroughbred Round Up.

   9.11 Patriot Day will be at the VFW Flagpole, 2121 Grand Island Blvd. on Monday evening September 11th at 7:00 p.m. To Keep The Memory Alive.

   American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Grand Island Fire Hall, 2275 Baseline Rd. on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. FLYER.

   Join the "Be The Match" Bone Marrow Donation event to on Saturday, September 16 at Town Hall at 10:00 a.m.. See FLYER.

   St. Stephen School is looking for crafters & venders for their Shopping Extravaganza on November 11, 2023. See FLYER.

   A Historic Fall Fest is in the works for September 23. Participants include Kelly's Country Store & historic #5 schoolhouse, Alt Farm on Whitehaven Road and Grand Island Historical Society River Lea Museum. Additionally, Kelly's will be open on Sunday, September 24.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


August 31, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Patty Mash, Adrianna Marinucci, Pam Smith Miller, Sally Dinino & Michael Owen and on Friday to Chance Luthringer, Justin Figler, Daniel Senn, Mike Sexton, Kay McGuire, Christian Hipp, Brooks Rimes & Delores Schuman. On Saturday, happy birthday to Anthony Webber, Diane Bialek & Eleanor Maier and on Sunday to Cindy Wagner Sharp, Carol Gress, Sam Linenfelser, Joshua Smith, Ian Conner, Jesse Rosser & Ted Landon. Happy birthday Monday, September 4th to Justin Schmadel, Kiersten Winstel, Grace Carpenter, Tom Crawford & Terry Guenot. On Wednesday to Judy Schmidt & Donna Ball.

   Happy wedding anniversary today to JT & Donna Tomkins.

   Grand Island Craft Fair taking place on Saturday, September 2nd at Island Presbyterian Church, 1822 Huth Road.

   American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Grand Island Fire Hall, 2275 Baseline Rd. on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. FLYER.

   Join the "Be The Match" Bone Marrow Donation event on Saturday, September 16 at Town Hall at 10:00 a.m.. See FLYER.

   St. Stephen School is looking for crafters & venders for their Shopping Extravaganza on November 11, 2023. See FLYER.

    Antique Boat Show at the Buffalo Launch Club is September 9th.

   A Historic Fall Fest is in the works for September 23. Participants include Kelly's Country Store & historic #5 schoolhouse, Alt Farm on Whitehaven Road and Grand Island Historical Society River Lea Museum. Additionally, Kelly's will be open on Sunday, September 24.

    The Grand Island CSD Board of Education holds their general session public meeting on Monday, August 28th on location at the Eco Island Reserve Facility on Grand Island. 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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


August 24, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Ann Nichols-Ruland, Fahim Mojawalla, Gene Mongan, Ava Brandon, Melaina Ranger, DJ Foote, Donna Baranyl, Mary Ann Fancher & Gary Loncar and on Friday, August 25th to Arlene Wunsch Anthony, Bill Jenkins & Margaret Boyce. On Saturday, happy birthday to Judy Webb, Marisa Atkinson, Brielle Backland, Herta Krein, Gail Allen & Angelo Palamuso ad on Sunday to Luke Staub, Alexander Wright, Raymond Krause, Pat Shickluna, Thomas James & Michael Spalding. Happy birthday Monday, August 28th to Jennifer Courtright, Craig Ryan, Judy Meer, Sandra Thompson & Michelle Chasse. On Tuesday best wishes to Barbara MacRides, Sharon Nichols, Dr. Edward Rayhill, Shirley Rogers & Mandy Becker Myers and on Wednesday to Peter Hayes II.

   Happy wedding anniversary to Lee & Pat Smith on August 28th and to Bryan & Chrissy Smith, 15 years on August 30th.

   Anchor Marine is hosting Casting for Courage Fishing Tournament & Picnic Fundraiser on Saturday, August 26th at 1501 Ferry Road, Grand Island. It will include Fishing Tournament, Picnic Lunch (Chiavetta's), Bounce Houses, Games, and more! All proceeds will go directly to The Courage for Carly Fund and Roswell Park. Help us reach our goal of $50,000 raised! The tournament is from 8:00 a.m. - noon, picnic etc is from noon - 4:30 p.m. See website for tickets and details.

   There are two options to purchase fall mums this month, both need to be ordered by August 31st. See Zonta FLYER and/or Cinderella Isle Garden Club order form and more information email: CinderellaIsleGC@gmail.com.

   Grand Island Memorial Library Chicken BBQ on Thursday, August 31st. Pre-sale tickets only. See FLYER.

   Grand Island Craft Fair taking place on Saturday, September 2nd at Island Presbyterian Church, 1822 Huth Road.

   St. Stephen School is looking for crafters & venders for their Shopping Extravaganza on November 11, 2023. See FLYER.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


August 17, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Eric Arnold, Robbin Mancuso & Jill Schopp and on Friday, August 18th to Mark Doldan, Doug Saltzman, Nancy Pioli & Lisa Dudley. On Saturday, happy birthday to Lee Smith, Patrick Lovetro, William Smith, Brenda Mrkall & Darren DelSignore ad on Sunday to Mary Ann Stone & Madelyn Forbes. Happy birthday Monday, August 21st to Karen Cowart. On Tuesday best wishes to Justin Podgorny, Kenneth DeVantier, Mary E. Maj & Tom Burke and on Wednesday to Jack Skinner, Gene Dinsmore, Shellie Smith, Kurt Raepple, Deborah Ackerman & Jackie Sullivan.

   Happy 39th wedding anniversary to Lisa & Mike Dudley on August 19th.

   American Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by Assemblyman Morinello on Friday, August 18, 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Grand Island Community Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road. See FLYER.

   Grand Island Memorial Library Chicken BBQ on Thursday, August 31st. Pre-sale tickets only. See FLYER.

   There are two options to purchase fall mums this month, both need to be ordered by August 31st. See Zonta FLYER and/or Cinderella Isle Garden Club order form and more information email: CinderellaIsleGC@gmail.com.

   Anchor Marine is hosting Casting for Courage Fishing Tournament & Picnic Fundraiser on Saturday, August 26th at 1501 Ferry Road, Grand Island. It will include Fishing Tournament, Picnic Lunch (Chiavetta's), Bounce Houses, Games, and more! All proceeds will go directly to The Courage for Carly Fund and Roswell Park. Help us reach our goal of $50,000 raised! The tournament is from 8:00 a.m. - noon, picnic etc is from noon - 4:30 p.m. See website for tickets and details.

    Antique Boat Show at the Buffalo Launch Club is September 9th.

   A Historic Fall Fest day is in the works for September 23rd. Tentative participants include Kelly's Country Store & historic #5 schoolhouse, Alt Farm on Whitehaven Road and Grand Island Historical Society River Lea Museum. A tour of Ferry Village will take place that day at noon.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


August 10, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Joe Zarbo, Lindsey Smith Lucinski, Lillian Beach, Deb Lapore, Neil Hoffman & Colleen Hiam and on Friday, August 11th to Jennifer Chin, Linda Sexton, John Ryan, Eileen Krause, Kyle Schutrum & Sally Kaiser. On Sunday to Brian Bean, Shirley Johnson, Cyndi Krupp, Ruth Roughsedge, Terri Samplinski Hunt & Kim Ludwig. Happy birthday Monday, August 14th to Anne Hipp, Mark Staggs, Genna Nucherno, Carlin Hartman, Lola Wahl & Ronald Tebo. On Tuesday best wishes to Peggy Bastian, Bella Duscher, Mike Mongan & Don O'Connor and on Wednesday to Jimmy Wilkinson, Jim Dlugokinski, Jackson Stewart, Katie Prell & Marietta Rotella.

   GI Rotary Club is hosting a Paint Recycling Event on Saturday, August 12th at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road. See FLYER. REGISTER.

    Last summer concert, Tuesday, August 15th @ 6:30 p.m. House Rockers - Play a High Energy Catalog of Classic Rock Hits! Spend an evening with The House Rockers when they'll be cooking up a recipe of good old fashioned classic rock with sing a long and dance favorites for an amazing fun night out.

    St. Stephen RC Church "Rockin' the Grounds" is on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Music, raffles, food & drink. See FLYER.

   American Red Cross Blood Drive is on Friday, August 18th at the Nike Base. See FLYER

    Antique Boat Show at the Buffalo Launch Club is September 9th.

   A Historic Fall Fest weekend is in the works for September 23 & 24. Tentative participants include Kelly's Country Store & historic #5 schoolhouse, Alt Farm on Whitehaven Road and Grand Island Historical Society River Lea Museum.

    Tuesday Night Concert Series Schedule.


   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


August 3, 2023

    Happy birthday on Friday, August 4th to Harry Carter, Jack Bridenbaker & Mark Walker. Happy birthday on Saturday, August 5th to Anna Joslyn, George Allen & Charlene Staub. On Sunday to MCarol Moore, Philip Buchanan, Katrina Linenfelser, John Fletcher II, Editha Germain, Shelia Ferrentino, William Georgar, Dorothy Wiswall, John Senall & Donna Marlin Lavallee. Happy birthday Monday, August 7th to Bonnie Antholzner, Charlotte Tower, Madison Klos & Rebecca Reger. On Tuesday best wishes to Mark Walker, Scot Millar, Holly "Whitford" Best, Shannon McDonough, Brandon Robinson, Jeff Kwiatkowski & Anna Joslyn and on Wednesday to Daemon Gatti, Evelyn Lewis, Charlotte (Jean) Yarwood & Patty Grasso.

   A very special Happy 25th Birthday shout out to Destiny Benjamin on August 6th from her mom, dad, Allan & Julia!

   From Laura Benjamin...“I still remember that first day we started dating. This day will always be very special to me. Happy 27 Years to us Allan on August 8th!” - Love, Laura.

   To Greg and Cheryl Chamberlain, happy 34th anniversary on August 4th!

    Thunder on the Niagara Boat Races are at Gratwick Park, North Tonawanda on Saturday & Sunday, August 5 & 6. Poster.

   GI Rotary Club is hosting a Paint Recycling Event on Saturday, August 12th at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road. See FLYER. REGISTER.

Tuesday Night Concert Series Schedule.


   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


July 27, 2023

    Happy birthday today, July 27th to Helen Newkirk, Frank Burket, Rosemary Bahgat, Shelly Prange & Tom Redell. Happy birthday on Friday, July 28th to Ann Erker, Andrew Spacone, Bob Elias, Trent Gavazzi, Eunice Johnson, Iris Galeza, Mary DiMartile & Elly Zarbo. Happy birthday on Saturday, July 29 to Tom Long, Iris Galeza & Frank Greico. On Sunday to Marion Fabiano, Michelle Botwin, Maya Pecoraro, Nancy Koch & Diane Maness. Happy birthday July 30th to Jane Costin Rocks, Diana Taefi Staub & Nicholas Panepinto. On Monday, cheers to Karen Cooney, Pam Phillips, Mary Vari & Ann Koeta. On Tuesday best wishes to Eileen Sims, JoAnn Holmes & Hannah Linenfelser and on Wednesday to Jackie Brennan, Gabrielle Martell & Mary Tront.

   Happy anniversary to Michael & Donette Rayhill on July 29th, 45 years! On August 1st happy anniversary to Marie & Tom Long!

   Paddles Up Niagara takes place Saturday, July 29th at Beaver Island State Park. Go to www.niagararivergreenway.com/paddles-up for information and to register.

    The Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Chicken Dinner will be held on Tuesday, August 1st from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., or sold out. At Grand Island Fire headquarters, drive-thru only. Tickets are $15 and are available pre-sale, contact Vicki Mock at 716-471-0713 or email sweetvic19@aol.com. FLYER

    Thunder on the Niagara Boat Races are at Gratwick Park, North Tonawanda on Saturday & Sunday, August 5 & 6. Poster.

   GI Rotary Club is hosting a Paint Recycling Event on Saturday, August 12th at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road. See FLYER. REGISTER.

Tuesday Night Concert Series Schedule.


   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


July 20, 2023

    Happy birthday today, July 20th to Mike Stamler, Richard Berti & Rene Ford. Happy birthday on Friday, July 21st to Chuck Berlinger Jr., Dan Linenfelser, Joan Portik & Bristol Khreis. Happy birthday on Saturday, July 22 to Theresa Szpala, Tori Pritchard, Adrian Figliotti & Liz Lutnick. On Sunday to Marion Fabiano, Michelle Botwin, Maya Pecoraro, Nancy Koch & Diane Maness. Happy birthday July 24th to Jill Travis, Kathy Bradley Smith, Mary Grace Egloff, Kaia Lynn Petrie, Emily Mae Klein, Sam DiChristina, Debra Gaudy, Marlene Golden & Suzanne Phillips. On Tuesday cheers to Lynne Heim and on Wednesday to Lindsey Spiker, Liz Reimann, Faith Gworek, Joyce McCloskey & Julia Benjamin.

   Not much happening this weekend. You can leave the rock and check out the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival on Saturday & Sunday, July 22 & 23. There are GI participants involved. See FLYER for details.

   Next week: Shakespear in Nike Base Park - Wednesday, July 26th at 7:00 p.m.

   Paddles Up Niagara takes place Saturday, July 27th at Beaver Island State Park. Go to www.niagararivergreenway.com/paddles-up for information and to register.

    Tuesday Night Concert Series Schedule.


   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


July 13, 2023

    A special happy birthday today, July 13th to Joe Czora, 96 years young. Also to, Christian Kessler, Peter Gornicki, Sarah Chamberlain & Michael Fabiu. Happy birthday on Friday, July 14th to Mary Johnson & Rocco Piro. Happy birthday on Saturday, July 15 to Garnet Schopp & Sue Sondel Trammell. On Sunday to Kelly Yarnes, Carolyn Doebert, Luke Austin, Karen Belles & Yvonne Dugan. Happy birthday July 17th to Nathaniel Cohen, Jim Pedlow, Mary Warburton, Marie O’Hara, Kathleen Scully & Frances Havens. On Tuesday cheers to Alexis Gieselman & Margaret Tyrrell and on Wednesday to Bob Swedish, Tim Ehde, Pat (Weyland) Barroclough, Alex Kavanaugh, Connie Harrod & Bill Shaw.

   11th Annual GISBA (Grand Island School & Business Alliance) Golf Outing is on Monday, July 17th at River Oaks Golf Club. See FLYER. Call Jude Kuehne (716) 773-8801 to book your foursome and/or to be a sponsor!

   The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive at the Grand Island Fire Hall, 2275 Baseline Road on Tuesday, July 18th from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. FLYER

   Check out the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival on Saturday & Sunday, July 22 & 23. There are GI participants involved. See FLYER for details.

    Shakespear in Nike Base Park - Wednesday, July 26th at 7:00 p.m.

   Paddles Up Niagara takes place Saturday, July 27th at Beaver Island State Park. Go to www.niagararivergreenway.com/paddles-up for information and to register.

   The Grand Island Central School District Board of Education held their annual reorganizational meeting, prior to the general session meeting on Monday July 10, 2023 in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School. This is the first BOE meeting of the 2023-24 school year. See VIDEO.

    Tuesday Night Concert Series Schedule.


   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


July 6, 2023

    A special happy birthday today, July 6th to my dad Captain Pete Hayes, 89 years young. Happy birthday on Friday, July 7th to Susan Willard, Anthony Gugino, Bruce Fuller, Robert Marble, Ellie Zaccaria & Stephen Birtz . Happy birthday on Saturday, July 8 to Cathy Thomas. On Sunday to Bill Mancuso, Shannon Robillard, Tyler Liam Dawson & Jenine Linenfelser. Happy birthday July 10th to Abby Englert, Justin Frentzel, Eric Bellanca & Maddie Mesmer. On Tuesday cheers to Mark Frentzel, Ryan Shea & Jessica Doyle and on Wednesday to Ashley Dragonette, Lindsay Proctor, Becky Stufkosky & Noah Teater.

   Susie's Farm Stand at the VFW opens July 8th.

   St. Martin-in-the Fields Chicken BBQ & Basket Raffle takes place on Saturday, July 8th from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 2587 2255 Baseline Road. Complete dinner including dessert $15.00. Veterans eat free.

   Grand Island Garden Walk takes place on Sunday, July 9th from 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. Walk maps available at th Town Commons Gazebo, 2255 Baseline Road.

   St. Timothy Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School is July 10 - 14, see information.

   Check out the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival on Saturday & Sunday, July 22 & 23. There are GI participants involved. See FLYER for details.

   Paddles Up Niagara takes place Saturday, July 27th at Beaver Island State Park. Go to www.niagararivergreenway.com/paddles-up for information and to register.

    Tuesday Night Concert Series Schedule.


   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 29, 2023

   Happy birthday Thursday, June 29th to Justine Vanthoff, Max Costello & Raymond DeGlopper. Happy birthday on Friday, June 30th to Brennan Morgan. Happy birthday on Saturday, July 1 to Kathy McNally, Joey Cali, Bob Kopf, Gary Roesch. Pat Colosi, Maria Leszczak & Margaret Giles. On Sunday to Jason Davis, Joe Khreis, Georgio Panepinto, Natalie Mucci, John Wenner, Megan Pinzel, Paul Bassette & Lou Wolentarski. Happy July 4th birthday to Chris Affuso, Alivia Manzo & Ella MacNeil. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Susan Kowzan.

    Happy wedding anniversary on June 30th to Barbara & Richard Brzyski and Brian & Dana Robinson. Happy wedding anniversary on July 1st to Rev. Paul & Eleanor Robinson.

   GIHS Class of 1973. Icebreaker Friday, June 30th at Niagara Sailing Club. Reunion Saturday, July 1st at Buffalo Launch Club.

    Mallwitz's Island Lanes is hosting their 12th annual Grand Reunion on Monday, July 3rd at 6:00 p.m. Music starts at 7:00 p.m. with the 007 Band.

   The Town of Grand Island will hold it’s 53rd annual 4th of July Parade and 47th annual Dick Bessel Independence Day Run on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Information. VFW party is directly after the parade at the post!

   No concert July 4th at Town Commons!

    St. Martin-in-the Fields Chicken BBQ & Basket Raffle takes place on Saturday, July 8th from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 2587 2255 Baseline Road. Complete dinner including dessert $15.00. Veterans eat free.

   Grand Island Garden Walk takes place on Sunday, July 9th from 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. Walk maps available at th Town Commons Gazebo, 2255 Baseline Road.

   Paddles Up Niagara takes place Saturday, July 27th at Beaver Island State Park. Go to www.niagararivergreenway.com/paddles-up for information and to register.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 22, 2023

   Happy birthday Thursday, June 22nd to Melissa Thurnherr-Giambra, Patsy Johnson & Michael Baungartner. Happy birthday on Friday, June 23rd to Tim Burley, Marilyn Johnson, Bill Lang, Mel Passarelli & Keelan Erhard. Happy birthday on Saturday to Lisa Giordano, Joseph Paolucci, Conor Bryan, Linda Roberts Krug, Tom Dahlquist, Sandra Grillo, Daniel Kutis & Jean Marino and on Sunday to Cole Glessner, Nancy Valone, Brian O’Connor, Morgan Blum, Megan Zahradnik, William Gugino, William Palumbo & Roger Williams. On Monday to Julie Urtel Fiato, Tom Luescher, Jan Rose, Cheryl Gonda, Rose Marie Bugman, Nirmal Singh Kandola & Thomas Luescher. Happy birthday Tuesday to Carol Dearlove, Lily Panepinto, Tom Rall, Philip Bousquet, Tom Drabik, Kevin Hale & Joe Kowalski. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Norm Stessing, Eric Beyer, George DeGlopper & Dick Crawford.

   Happy 65th wedding anniversary to Jo & Paul Klock on June 28th and happy 20th to my hb Brad Robinson, same day!

   St. Stephen's Rummage sale starts tonight and continues through Sunday in the school gym.

    Tuesday Night Concert Series at Town Commons starts June 27th.

   The Town of Grand Island will hold it’s 53rd annual 4th of July Parade and 47th annual Dick Bessel Independence Day Run on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Information. VFW party is directly after the parade at the post!

   UPCOMING: Grand Island Garden Walk takes place on Sunday, July 9th from 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. Walk maps available at th Town Commons Gazebo, 2255 Baseline Road.
   Paddles Up Niagara takes place Saturday, July 27th at Beaver Island State Park. Go to www.niagararivergreenway.com/paddles-up for information and to register.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 15, 2023

   Happy birthday Thursday, June 15th to Cathy Gewoski, Chris Russell, Ingeborg Haslam & Jennifer Knoll. Happy birthday on Friday, June 16th to Ben Tomkins, Amy Schneider George, Claire Neuhaus, Helen Vickers & Marietta Rotells. Happy birthday on Saturday to Michael Cutini, Karen Wallace, Morgan Santorio, Lloyd Potter, Michelle Driess & Anna Vaccaro and on Sunday to Karen Hogrewe Allenbaugh, Jacob Olszewski, Nancy Linton, Christopher Stessing, Nathaniel Cohan, Nancy Prusak & Helen Harrington. On Monday to Mira Tetkowski Berkley, Randy White, Reg Schopp, Cindy Cosgrove, Marge Lebrenz, Adriana Kavanaugh, David Stalica & Mary Trachimowcz. Happy birthday Tuesday to Savannah Kustra, Joseph Verdi, Bev Kroetsch, Melinda Evans, Paula Callahan, Jacob Rowles, Carl Pinzeln, Jim Linenfelser, John Frentzel, Andrea Rogers & Cindy Hagan. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Alexandra Whitford, Warren Dinnis Rimer & Dana Gast.

   Happy 70th wedding anniversary to Doc Ted & Joanne Rayhill on June 20th!

   The 25th Annual KidBiz will take place at Marion Klingel Town Commons on Saturday, June 17th starting at 10:00 a.m.

   St. Stephen's Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ (drive-thru) is from 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 17th. Price is $15.00.

   Rotary Club of GI Shred-It event is Saturday, June 17th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Tops Market Plaza, behind Key Bank. A box 12x16x10 is $10.00, a double banker box is $20.00.

   Relay For Life Grand Island Father's Day Mary Dunbar-Daluisio Memorial Lawnmower & RC Car Race, Kevin Doring Memorial Walk/Run, & Car/Bike/Truck Show will take place on Sunday, June 18th on West River Parkway. See FLYER.

   Tickproof Your Yard Without Spraying Pesticides. See 5 steps to keep the disease-transmitting pests at bay.

   The Grand Island Central School District Board of Education held their General Session Board of Education Meeting in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School, on Monday June 5, 2023. 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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 8, 2023

   Happy birthday Thursday, June 8th to Carol Barnhart, Deborah Croston, Russ Colosi, Ryan Osvath & Debbie Becker. Happy birthday on Friday, June 9th to Jay Fritchey, Nathan Cook, Jason Wilkinson, Irmgard Hohbach JT Tomkins. Happy birthday on Saturday to Dolores Wojdan & Peggy Skeels and on Sunday to Cindy Lin, Nancy Jo Pax, Chris Beyer, Richard Furman & Aleida Delgado. On Monday to Jeff Baumler, Roy Meyers & Randy Whitbeck. Happy birthday Tuesday to Paul Sommer, Kim Nestark, Jeffrey Wansart III, Danielle (Hassan) Martin, Philip Pack & Linda Hartman. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Catherine Mancuso, David Conboy & Jamin Cope.

   Happy Anniversary to Kevin & Amanda Brady on June 10th!

   Tickproof Your Yard Without Spraying Pesticides. See 5 steps to keep the disease-transmitting pests at bay.

    Brett Kern, a two-time All-Pro punter from Grand Island, announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday, June 1st after 15 seasons.

   American Red Cross Community Blood Drive will be at the Nike Base Community Room on Friday, June 9th, from 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.. See FLYER

   St. Timothy's Annual Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ and Spring Fundraiser is Saturday, June 10th, 1453 Staley Road, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. There will be a bounce house, ice cream truck, basket raffle, bake sale and more. See event flyer. There will also be a car show.

   Sandy Beach Yacht Club "Cars and Cigars" is on Saturday, June 10th, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Western New York. See FLYER. Website.

   Rotary Club of GI Shred-It event is Saturday, June 17th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Tops Market Plaza, behind Key Bank. A box 12x16x10 is $10.00, a double banker box is $20.00.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 1, 2023

   Happy birthday Thursday, June 1st to Leslie Madigan, Alan Sexton, Loretta Crvelin, Kelly McGarvey, & Dave Hogrewe. Happy birthday on Friday, June 2nd to Dan Hiam, Diane Gerard, Dianne Tiede & William Bermel. Happy birthday on Saturday to Mary Vescio, Kathy Molnar, Jordan Dixon, Jason Hill, Richard Koch & Willis Schwartz and on Sunday to Theresa Long, Mike Stewart, Elizabeth Wedrychowicz, Karen Vanthoff, Deanna Kutis & Elizabeth Vescio. On Monday to Patti Loquasto, Beverly Kudla & Brent Lesser. Happy birthday Tuesday to Daryl Ann Miller, Tom Ryan, Richard Wingert, Peter Fadum, Victoria Aronica & Joan Mazur. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Janet Goodsell, Sally Waterson, Sandy Ackerman, Lorraine Dale & Brandon Loder.

    Happy anniversary to Jim and Laury Linenfelser on June 7th!

    Grand Island Historical Society Annual Fundraiser Yard Sale is Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 2020 Fix Rd. (corner of Baseline) 9:00 am-2:00 pm each day. Something for everyone!

   Native Plant Sale on the historic Alt Farm,2489 Whitehaven Road, Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This is a fundraiser to support the educational and outreach activities of the Citizen Coalition foir Wilflife and Environment.

   Grand Island Snowmobile Club Meat Raffle is Saturday, June 3 at VFW Post 9249 Pavilion, 2121 Grand Island Blvd. $10 admission tickets. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. - First Spin 6:30 p.m. BYOB and snacks, Door Prize, 50/50 Drawing, Freezer full of meat raffle Meats proved by Pellicano's. For tickets and table reservations contact Jeff Joyce 716 512 8343, Venmo- @jeffery-joyce-1.

   Relay For Life Carnival of Hope takes place on Sunday, June 4th from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Grand Island Marion Klingel Town Commons. There will be food, venders, beer tent, basket raffle, kid zone, entertainment and more. See FLYER.

    American Red Cross Community Blood Drive will be at the Nike Base Community Room on Friday, June 9th, from 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.. See FLYER

   Sandy Beach Yacht Club "Cars and Cigars" is on Saturday, June 10th, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Western New York. See FLYER. Website.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 25, 2023

   Happy birthday Thursday, May 25th to Paula Sciuk, Connie O'Brien, Thomas Pellegrino, Jan Tyson, Jo Kozek Polinsky, Marissa Cooney, Cathy Contino, Karen Wallace & Mercedes Miles. Happy birthday on Friday, May 26th to Greg Bruenn, Michael Craig Davis, Michael Ball, Liz Wilbert & Carrie Mesmer. Happy birthday on Saturday to Cindy Hagen, Richard McClive, Jim Rodriguez & Nancy Aydelotte and on Sunday to Sandra Sherman, Scott Wallace, Sally Van Hattum Kelley, Pat Shaw, Chris Sugar, Ian Cameron, Mary Leigh Burke, Mitchell Samplinski, Sophia Myers & Diane Darmofalski. On Monday to Ross Arsenault, Pam Fries, Liam Dodd, Sharon Bauer, Jean Westmoore & Richard Campangna. Happy birthday Tuesday to Jill Stamler & Linda Facklam. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Bob Backlund & Nikki Roesch

    A very special happy birthday to Lee Tetkowski on Friday, May 26th, 100 years young!!!

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

   The Town of Grand Island, Charles N. DeGlopper VFW Post #9249, American Legion Post #1346 and Grand Island High School Wind Ensemble Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 29th at 10:00 a.m. at DeGlopper Memorial Park, Baseline and GI Blvd.

    VFW Post 9249 is hosting a Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ on Wednesday, May 31, 4:00 p.m. until gone, take-out only. See FLYER.

   Grand Island Historical Society Annual Fundraiser Yard Sale is Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 2020 Fix Rd. (corner of Baseline) 9:00 am-2:00 pm each day. Something for everyone!

   Native Plant Sale on the historic Alt Farm, 2489 Whitehaven Road, Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This is a fundraiser to support the educational and outreach activities of the Citizen Coalition foir Wilflife and Environment.

   Grand Island Snowmobile Club Meat Raffle is Saturday, June 3 at VFW Post 9249 Pavilion, 2121 Grand Island Blvd. $10 admission tickets. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. - First Spin 6:30 p.m. BYOB and snacks, Door Prize, 50/50 Drawing, Freezer full of meat raffle Meats proved by Pellicano's. For tickets and table reservations contact Jeff Joyce 716 512 8343, Venmo- @jeffery-joyce-1.

   Relay For Life Carnival of Hope takes place on Sunday, June 4th from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Grand Island Marion Klingel Town Commons. There will be food, venders, beer tent, basket raffle, kid zone, entertainment and more. See FLYER.

    GIHS Class of 1983 reunion is on Friday, June 30th. See Class of 1983 for details.

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 18, 2023

   Happy birthday Thursday, May 18th to Bob Pownall, Chase Luthringer & Peggy Winterfield. Happy birthday on Friday, May 19th to Adam Garlapow, Peyton Golde, Pattie Frentzel, Carl Flick, Sandy Caffery & Kelly Wagner Yensan. Happy birthday on Saturday to Cathy Kaegebein, Jacqueline Walker, JT Stamler, Steven Parisi, Dan Fitzgerald & Trudy O'Connor and on Sunday to Tom McDonough Nathan DeMartin, Audry Brown & Jayne Playfair. On Monday to Susan Phillips, Barbara Brzyski, Surinder Kaur Kandola, Teressa Meyer, Gabriel Wansart, Kevin Rustowicz & Edward Bognar. Happy birthday Tuesday to John Robert Brand, Chris Sugar, Dawn Fitzgerald & Ray Ackerman. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Marcia Carr, Bonnie Butler, John Gibney, Nancy Tebo, Jordan Hiam Gayle Piershalski & Debra Coughlin.

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

   Cinderella Isle Garden Club will meet on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 5:30 pm at the Grand Island Memorial Library (please note change of time & meeting location). Topic: “BEING SAFE ON SOCIAL MEDIA” presented by Brendan Chella.

   A Native Plant Event will take place at the Nike Base Community Center on Friday, May 19th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Meet the experts and transform your garden. See FLYER.

   Gram's Garage Sale at the Golden Age Center is on Saturday, May 20th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Bake Sale, Lunch Sale, Garage Sale; & Farmers & Business Market. Gram's Garage Sale

    Kids Pancake Breakfast - Saturday, May 20th, 10am-12pm. Kids eat free, pancakes sausage and juice. Card making station and balloon artist. VFW Grand Island. 2121 Grand Island Blvd. In honor of Memorial Day from the veterans.

   GI Historical Society Open House Featuring: The 1920's, Sunday, May 21, 2023, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Grand Island Historical Society at River Lea located in Beaver Island State Park. Follow signs within the park. Free entry to the park and museum.

   Just curious....does anyone else think the bird droppings seem to be unusually large this spring?

   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.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 11, 2023

   Happy birthday today to Mike Zimmerman, Nikki Fadel, Charlie Lavallee & Barb Swagler. Happy birthday on Friday, May 12th to Kim Kinney & Janet Brennan . Happy birthday on Saturday to Gerald Howe, Charles Lambert, Kurt Marlin, Linda Fearon, Victoria Cacciatore, Judy Buzby, Dennis McGinn, Tom Rodriguez & Susan Bognar and on Sunday to Katie Olrogge. On Monday to Susan Phillips, Barbara Brzyski, Surinder Kaur Kandola, Teressa Meyer, Gabriel Wansart, Kevin Rustowicz & Edward Bognar. Happy birthday Tuesday to Barbara Bartus, Michele Drabik, Diana Schwartz, Dorothy Lenehen & Brian Graham. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Barbara Kirsch, Kyle Salley Sr., Jamie Farrell, Stephanie Senn, Nikolas Massaro, Renee Tasevski, Caoimhe Carpenter, Ellen Faber & Viktor Dekany.

   The American Legion will be holding its annual Mother’s Day Flower Fundraiser on Friday and Saturday, May 12th and 13th at the DeGlopper Memorial Park, Baseline & Grand Island Blvd, from 7:00 a.m., - 6:00 p.m. Flowers are $17.00 and tomato plants are $6.00. For further information contact Ray DeGlopper at 716-863-6256 or Gary Roesch at 716-583-7969. FLYER

   St. Martin-in-the-Field Meat Raffle will be held on Friday, May 12th from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road. See FLYER.

   The National Assoc. of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 31st annual national food drive on Saturday, May 13th on Grand Island. To donate leave a sturdy bag of unexpired non-perishable foods next to your mailbox. See FLYER.

   GIHS Class of 1973 has updated their reunion information HERE.

   School Board & Budget Vote will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. at the Grand Island High School gymnasium.

   American Red Cross Blood Drive will be at the Grand Island Fire Company on Tuesday, May 16th. See FLYER.

   The Grand Island CSD held a Public Budget Session Hearing for the 2023-2024 School Year Budget, followed by the Board of Education holding their General Session Meeting on Monday May 8, 2023 in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School. See VIDEO.

   Sign up now for Golden Age Center May Day Trips.

   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.

   GI Historical Society Schedule - Programs, Events & Open Houses, HERE.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 4, 2023

   Happy birthday today to Sandie Rall-Smith, Emily Harnden, Mark Cunningham, William Gerristead, Rev Paul Robinson, Chris Stedman, Dave Sugg & Barbara Taefi . Happy birthday on Friday, May 5th to Suzanne Muller, Troy Salley, Kathy Dilamarter, Scott Whiting & Patricia Banko. Happy birthday on Saturday to Chris O'Connell, Carol Hugill, Linda Skotnicki, Tammy Violanti, Tina Giambra, Paul Gast & Rosemary Wojick and on Sunday to Deborah Clemens, Carolyn Phillips, James DiCillis, Justin Geisenhoff & Mike Dudley. On Monday to James Huffman, Patricia Haag, Bonnie Ingalls, Kara Dudley, Michele DiChristina, Lynn Gottler, John Lorenz, Michael Davis & Alice Blain. Happy birthday Tuesday to Joanne Albert, Gary Novitz, Jimmy Geblein & Jeff Dinsmore. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Karen Bruno, Bob Monoco, Lynn Sargent DeJonghe, Patricia Kraft, Dana Hayes Erickson, Greg DeMike & Donny Dee.

   GI Historical Society General Meeting & Program tonight, May 4th at 7:00 p.m. Erie County Historian, Doug Kohler, with a program entitled “Buffalo’s Gilded Age”. Learn about the connection to River Lea through Grover Cleveland and Lewis F. Allen. Members: Free; Guests: $5 donation Grand Island Historical Society located in Beaver Island State Park. Follow the signs. Free entry into the park. Membership available.

   The Grand Island Community Chorus is having a spring concert on Sunday, May 7th, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1453 Staley Road. Everyone is welcome to attend.

   The Grand Island PTA Council will sponsor a Meet the Candidates Night at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.

    St. Martin-in-the-Field Meat Raffle will be held on Friday, May 12th from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road. See FLYER.

   The American Legion will be holding its annual Mother’s Day Flower Fundraiser on Friday and Saturday, May 12th and 13th at the DeGlopper Memorial Park, Baseline & Grand Island Blvd, from 7:00 a.m., - 6:00 p.m. Flowers are $17.00 and tomato plants are $6.00. For further information contact Ray DeGlopper at 716-863-6256 or Gary Roesch at 716-583-7969. FLYER.

   The National Assoc. of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 31st annual national food drive on Saturday, May 13th on Grand Island. To donate leave a sturdy bag of unexpired non-perishable foods next to your mailbox. See FLYER.

   Sign up now for Golden Age Center May Day Trips.

   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.

   GI Historical Society Schedule - Programs, Events & Open Houses, HERE.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 27, 2023

   Happy birthday today to Bethany Leiner, Brandon Kinney, Henry Mayer & Tom Natale. Happy birthday on Friday, April 28th to April Wright Elijah Linenfelser, Jaimen Wright, Pat Ehringer, Joan Sumner, Janet Austin, Kim Glessner & Jim Teator. Happy birthday on Saturday to Diane Goupil, Frank Cannata, Herman Black, Bruce Hann & Rick Magro and on Sunday to JP Kennedy, John Podlucky, Jessica Bykowicz, Ava DeFranks, Anna Pullano, Taylor Firth, Janet Pedlow & Georgette Combes. On Monday to Krystin Hoppel, Amber Spiesz, Cynthia Stamler, Karen Conboy, Mary Ann Beatty, Barbara Davis, Janice Hecko & Paul Wudyka. Happy birthday Tuesday to Rita Volpe, Brent Fred Jr. & Joan Fred. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to David Sugg, Barbara Taefi, Joneen Corrao, Katie Hillock, Patrick Smith & Vince Martello.

    Breakfast at the VFW: Everyone welcome to join the VFW for breakfast on Saturday morning April 29th from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or sold out. All for $10. See flyer for menu.

   Clean Up Grand Island, 3278 Whitehaven Road (Nike Base), 8am - 12pm on Saturday, April 29th. View The Official Clean Up Grand Island Map & Location List on the Clean Up Grand Island Facebook page link.

   St. Stephen School Family Night Out is on Saturday, April 29th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Basket raffle, magic show, carnival games and more.

    Maple Grove Cemetery Meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road, Grand Island.

    Neighbors Foundation Spring Food Drive runs through the end of May. Please visit the following businesses and organizations to drop off nonperishable and unexpired food to share with our Neighbors in need: Grand Island Memorial Library, Certified AutoBrokers, TrendSetters Hair Design, Century 21 Winklhofer, St. Stephens RC Church, Thompson Farms, Kelly's Country Store, Dollar General, Notaro Chiropractic-Grand Island Chiropractic PT and MOG at Trilogy, Maguire Family of Dealerships, WellNow Urgent Care, Hunt Real Estate, DeSignet Jewelry.

   The Grand Island PTA Council will sponsor a Meet the Candidates Night at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road. Candidates are incumbents Dr. Ashli Dreher & Susan Marston. Also running are Jennifer Chin and Andrew Grinchishin. You can find bio's for candidates HERE.

   Sign up now for Golden Age Center May Day Trips.

   Registration for all Summer Youth Programs is open for Residents and April 24th at 8:00am for Non-Residents. Website    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.

   GI Historical Society Schedule - Programs, Events & Open Houses March - June 2023, HERE.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 20, 2023

   Happy birthday today to JoAnn Podlucky, Tina Marie Miller & Bernadette Brown. Happy birthday on Friday, April 21st to Kim Domagala, Cindy Bleich, Rich Ray & Heidi Travagline. Happy birthday on Saturday to Genna Baldassarre, Barbara Girardo, Yvonne Turri & Joseph Synakowski and on Sunday to Sam Aceti, Sydney Neuhaus, Kathy Lechner, Linda Kutzbach, Erica Forbes & Nathan Miles. On Monday to Brad Robinson, Mary O'Brien & Randolph Johnson. Happy birthday Tuesday to Florence Lindelow . On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Mark Miles, Lisa Braun, Brooke Christensen, Karen and Tessa DeMartin, Bernadette DiMartile & Scott Driess III.

   The library will be closed Friday, April 21st due to staffing issues.

   The April meeting of the Cinderella Isle Garden Club will meet tonight, Thursday, April 20th at 6:00 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, N Y. The April meeting will be a “Spring Tea” with tea, finger foods and dessert. For further information about our club or membership contact Terry at CinderellaGC@gmail.com.

   The GI Rotary Club needs just 300 more pairs of shoes to meet their goal of 2500 pairs in their spring fundraiser. They will be collected until the end of April at the following locations: Grand Island Golden Age Center, Grand Island Town Hall or Grand Island Memorial Library.

   Mallwitz's Island Lanes is hosting their annual Relay For Life Basket Raffle Music Fundraiser on Saturday, April 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Basket Raffle 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Wide Right Band 8:00 p.m. - Midnight. Cash bar & food available.

    The Lions Club Spaghetti dinner will take place on Monday, April 24th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Ellden's Grill, River Oaks. See flyer. Tickets.

   Everyone welcome to join the VFW Auxiliary for breakfast on Saturday morning April 29th from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or sold out. All for $10. See flyer for menu.

    The Grand Island Central School District held their General Session Board of Education Meeting and the BOE also voted on adopting the 2023-24 Budget for next school year, in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School, on Tuesday April 18, 2023. See VIDEO.

   Sign up now for Golden Age Center May Day Trips.

   Registration for all Summer Youth Programs is open for Residents and April 24th at 8:00am for Non-Residents. Website.

   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.

   GI Historical Society Schedule - Programs, Events & Open Houses March - June 2023, HERE.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 13, 2023

   Happy birthday today to Peter Santa Lucia, Jude Casey Kuehne & Nicole Butcher. Happy birthday on Friday, April 14th to Dan Robinson, Nicholas Aronica & John Leszczak. Happy birthday on Saturday to Jim Panepinto, Curt Nestark, Trish Birtz & Jacquie DesJardins LoManto and on Sunday to Peter Stein, Marie Casey, Helen Harrison & Lisa Macaluso . On Monday to Jon Albertsson, Rob Kopf & John Chin. Happy birthday Tuesday to Mark Hassan, Norma Horton & Nunzio Spacone. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Lela Mancuso & Paul Brush.

   Happy 70th wedding anniversary to Athena & Pete Xanthos on April 19th!

   Another dog attack in Sandy Beach yesterday. Be alert at all times and stay away from Wallace!

   GI Historical Society Open House - Featuring: Historic & Present Art and Artists of Grand Island, Sunday, April 16, 2023, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Grand Island Historical Society at River Lea located in Beaver Island State Park. Follow signs within the park. Free entry to the park and museum.

    Golden Age Center Pot Luck Paint Night on Tuesday, April 18th. See FLYER.

   Grand Island Health & Wellness Fair Wednesday, April 19th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Grand Island High School. Sponsored by GI School District Health & Wellness Committee. Free for all ages. See FLYER.

   The April meeting of the Cinderella Isle Garden Club will meet on Thursday, April 20th at 6:00 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, N Y. The April meeting will be a "Spring Tea" with tea, finger foods and dessert. For further information about our club or membership contact Terry at CinderellaGC@gmail.com.

   Sign up now for Golden Age Center May Day Trips.

   Registration for all Summer Youth Programs is open for Residents and April 24th at 8:00am for Non-Residents. Website    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.

   GI Historical Society Schedule - Programs, Events & Open Houses March - June 2023, HERE.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 6, 2023

   Happy birthday today to Sherri Garner. Happy birthday on Friday, April 7th to Barb Wilson. Happy birthday on Saturday to Tom Crooks, Lucy Delavalle, Margery McKinney Burkman, James Caprio & Daniel Lynch and on Sunday to Wayne Kinney, Rhett Robinson, Becca Zimmerman, Jeff Kirsch, Carolyn Marble, Gerald Kutis & Bob Ernst. On Monday to Patricia Haag & Robert Porter. Happy birthday Tuesday to Roman Jurga, Arlene Edhe & Serena Anzalaco Troyan . On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Kathy Elias & Mary McDonnell.

   Happy 50th wedding anniversary to Vince and Margaret Martello tomorrow, April 7th!

   GI Historical Society program & meeting tonight, Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at River Lea. Greg Kinal will present a lively program on The 1950s. Members: Free; Guests: $5 donation. Grand Island Historical Society located in Beaver Island State Park.

   VFW Post 9249 Auxiliary Lenten Fish Fry will be Friday, April 7 from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. See FLYER.

   Town of Grand Island Recreation Department Easter Activities are scheduled for Friday, April 7, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Veterans Park. There will be family friendly activities on the Easter Egg Trail and inside the GI Memorial Library. Bring your basket or bag to collect eggs. See trail map flyer and information flyer.

   Red Cross Blood Drive - Monday, April 10th.

   Grand Island Health & Wellness Fair Wednesday, April 19th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Grand Island High School. Sponsored by GI School District Health & Wellness Committee. Free for all ages. See FLYER.

   Sign up now for Golden Age Center May Day Trips.

   Registration for all Summer Youth Programs is open for Residents and on April 24th at 8:00am for Non-Residents. Website.

   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.

   GI Historical Society Schedule - Programs, Events & Open Houses March - June 2023, HERE.

   11th Annual GISBA (Grand Island School & Business Alliance) Golf Outing is on Monday, July 17th at River Oaks Golf Club. See FLYER. Call Jude Kuehne (716) 773-8801 to book your foursome and/or to be a sponsor!

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 30, 2023

   Happy birthday today to Helen Fae Bailey & Sharon Wright . Happy birthday on Friday, March 31st to Barry Smith, Tom Shanor & Anna Kapus. Happy birthday on Saturday to Fay McDonald & Jeremy Figler and on Sunday to Joel Moyer, Sharon Stevens-Downing & Susan Ventry. On Monday to Dante LoPresti, David Pelosi & Mike Geblein. Happy birthday Tuesday to Natalie Baldassare & Zoe Dodd Gilbert. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Daniel Tagiareni.

   VFW Post 9249 Auxiliary Lenten Fish Fry will be Friday March 31 & April 7 from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. See FLYER.

   Town of Grand Island Recreation Department Easter Activities are scheduled for Friday, April 7, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Veterans Park. There will be family friendly activities on the Easter Egg Trail and inside the GI Memorial Library. Bring your basket or bag to collect eggs. See trail map flyer and information flyer

   Grand Island Waste Management LLC is looking for part-time workers for the coming busy season.

   The Grand Island Central School District held their General Session Board of Education Meeting and Third Budget Presentation for the 2023-24 School Year, in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School, on Monday March 27, 2023. See VIDEO.

   Registration for all Summer Youth Programs opens March 27th at 8:00am for Residents and April 24th at 8:00am for Non-Residents. Website    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.

   GI Historical Society Schedule - Programs, Events & Open Houses March - June 2023, HERE.

   11th Annual GISBA (Grand Island School & Business Alliance) Golf Outing is on Monday, July 17th at River Oaks Golf Club. See FLYER. Call Jude Kuehne (716) 773-8801 to book your foursome and/or to be a sponsor!

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 23, 2023

   Happy birthday today to Pattie Beauchamp, Jim Olmstead, Pat Harding & Ryan Kernin. Happy birthday on Friday, March 24th to Jillian Sheehan & Robin Swedish. Happy birthday on Saturday to Jim Ehde, Jack Mahnk, Amy Blundell, Sue Ann Mackenna & Rick Ryder and on Sunday to Kendall Duscher, Betty Marinell & Angelo LaDuca. On Monday to Brooklyn Landroche, Clive Roughsedge, Mary Carol Wozniak & Frances Tracey. Happy birthday Tuesday to Sherry Miller, Annalea Masiello, Marilyn Rudolph, Olivia Williams, Barb Wienke, Kenna MacNeil, Jacob Stewart, Valerie Robinson & Jonathan Leiner. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Margie Southwood, Tracey Shickluna, Chloe Fitzsimmons & Michele LaBarre.

   Everyone is welcome to join the VFW Post 9249 for breakfast on Saturday morning, March 25th from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or sold out. All for $10. See flyer for menu.

   Scout 630 Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 25th from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Trinity UMC Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road. See flyer for details.

   Riverside-Salem presents "Talk of Mary Burnett Talbert" by Lillian S. Williams. It takes place at the Grand Island Welcome Center on Sunday, March 26th at 4:00 p.,.m. Historian Williams’ research on Talbert — an early 20th century civil rights reformer, suffragist and human rights advocate — has spanned over four decades and two continents. Everyone is welcome. See flyer for details.

   National Vietnam Veterans Day is acknowledged on March 29 every year, honoring anyone who served during its 20-year time. The day was founded in 2017 to finally offer respect to everyone involved. Join your comrades at VFW Post 9249, 2121 Grand Island Blvd. See FLYER.

    Town of Grand Island Recreation Department Easter Activities are scheduled for Friday, April 7, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Veterans Park. There will be family friendly activities on the Easter Egg Trail and inside the GI Memorial Library. Bring your basket or bag to collect eggs. See trail map flyer and information flyer.

   Registration for all Summer Youth Programs opens March 27th at 8:00am for Residents and April 24th at 8:00am for Non-Residents. Website    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.

   GI Historical Society Schedule - Programs, Events & Open Houses March - June 2023, HERE.

   11th Annual GISBA (Grand Island School & Business Alliance) Golf Outing is on Monday, July 17th at River Oaks Golf Club. See FLYER. Call Jude Kuehne (716) 773-8801 to book your foursome and/or to be a sponsor!

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 16, 2023

   Happy birthday today to Megan Malaney, Dan Lee, Cameron Willer, Sandra Fonte, Debbie Jenkins, & Pat Phillips. Happy birthday on Friday, March 17th to Nancy Anderson. Happy birthday on Saturday to Adam Missert, Nicholas Tim, Audrey Mason, Eddie Krecisz, Arthur Pelletier & Kenneth Pieri and on Sunday to Ruth Landel, Carol Sharpe, Lester Lee, Joseph Roberts & Richard McDonald. On Monday to Marty Bidell, Mary O'Dea Beyer & David Ames. Happy birthday Tuesday to Paul Roeder, Ruth Ryan, Peggy Bauman, Jim Gajewski, Delores Laska, Daniel Parker & Dorothy Martinelli. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Wendy Stratton-Gross, Peter Baker, Kristine Dodge & Beverly Kinney.

    Happy 38th wedding anniversary to Vicki & Ian Harnden and happy 44 to Bob & Debbie Guenther on Monday, March 16th. Happy anniversary to Amy & Steve Morgan on March 19th.

   The Public Hearing for Local law #1 of 2023- rezoning SBL #38.11-2-6.11 Whitehaven Road-R-2/B1 to PDD has been cancelled for Monday, March 20 at the request of the developer. This is an area of undeveloped land at the corner of Whitehaven Road and East River Road across from the Radisson Hotel.

    Adrian's Soft Opening was Wednesday March 15 and Thursday March 16th 5-8 pm. Stop for an ice cream treat and help us train our new employees. They are serving Custard and Hard Ice Cream Only. Our dining room will be closed, please use the front walk up windows.    The March meeting of the Cinderella Isle Garden Club will meet on Thursday, March 16th at 6:00 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, N Y.

   Annual VFW Auxiliary Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, Saturday, March 18th from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Everyone welcome, see FLYER.

    Open House at Grand Island Historical Society at River Lea located in Beaver Island State Park. Featuring: Maps and aerial photos of Grand Island. Sunday, March 19, 2023, 2:00-4:00 pm. Follow signs within the park. Free entry to the park and museum. Membership Available.

    Class of 1968 has planned a 55th Reunion. The event will be held at: 773 North Restaurant on July 2, 2023. The cost will be $28.00 per person. Cash Bar 5:00 p.m, Buffalo style buffet, wings, beef on wick, garden salad etc... Please message Sandy Nelson (sandyngi@yahoo.com)for the mailing address. RSVP by June, 26th, 2023. Please contact any friends that you keep in touch with to help spread the word.

   American Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and Deputy Supervisor Pete Marston will be held on Tuesday, March 21st at the Grand Island Fire Hall, 2275 Baseline Road. FLYER.

   Relay For Life Crockpot Cook-Off is Tuesday, March 21st from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Ellden's at River Oaks. Help kick-off the 2023 Grand Island Relay For Life. Prizes awarded for best dessert and best food entry. See FLYER.

    The Grand Island Central School District held their General Session Board of Education Meeting and Second Budget Presentation for the 2023-24 School Year, in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School, on Monday March 13, 2023. See VIDEO.

   Registration for all Summer Youth Programs opens March 27th at 8:00am for Residents and April 24th at 8:00am for Non-Residents. Website    The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 9, 2023

   Happy birthday today to Grace Wenner, Elaine Freedman & Jody Slipko. Happy birthday on Friday, March 10th to Nancy Seifert Dinan, Christie Lewis Hy, Louisa Anderson & Dorothy Hahn. Happy birthday on Saturday to Emily Bolles, Roman Cacciatore, David Cook & Shirley Norman and on Sunday to Joan Papaj, Al Meyer, Madison MacNeil, Ray Hayward & Michele Beauchamp. On Monday to Karen Hayes Smith, Martha Bojarski, Pat Kendzierski, Adam Kratz, Susan Anstett Marston & Jody Ghianni. Happy birthday Tuesday to Jon Grenda, Laurie McGinn, Kathy Shaklee, Rebecca Popiel & Jim Walf. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Jane Faruga, Gail Monti, Elizabeth Figler, John Corrao, Mindi Kratz & Henry Lobl

   Tonight, Thursday, March 9th, the GI Recreation Department is hosting a free community presentation. "People Seeking Services" will take place at the Community Center at Nike Base Park, 3278 Whitehaven Road, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. See FLYER.

   The VFW 9249 & Auxiliary, Grand Island, NY will be the location of a Chiavetta's pop-up event Saturday, March 11, serving 12:00-6:00. $14 chicken dinner, $18 1/2 rack rib dinner. Cash & Card will be accepted.

   Annual VFW Auxiliary Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, Saturday, March 18th from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Everyone welcome, see FLYER.

   The March meeting of the Cinderella Isle Garden Club will meet on Thursday, March 16th at 6:00 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, N Y.

   Relay For Life Crockpot Cook-Off is Tuesday, March 21st from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Ellden's at River Oaks. Help kick-off the 2023 Grand Island Relay For Life. Prizes awarded for best dessert and best food entry. See FLYER.

   Registration for all Summer Youth Programs opens March 27th at 8:00am for Residents and April 24th at 8:00am for Non-Residents. Website    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.

   Rotary Club of Grand Island is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser, February 27th through April 24th. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes at public drop off locations: Grand Island Memorial Library, Grand Island Town Hall, M&T (in April), Golden Age Center, St Stephens School, Cole International (1775 Baseline Suite 280), Trinity United Methodist Church (March), and Wavelengths. internal collections: Fresenius Kabi, 3159 Staley Rd (Internal collection) & Kaegebein School (school project).

    The Lions Club Spaghetti dinner will take place on Monday, April 24th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Ellden's Grill, River Oaks. See flyer.

   GI Historical Society Schedule - Programs, Events & Open Houses March - June 2023, HERE.

   11th Annual GISBA (Grand Island School & Business Alliance) Golf Outing is on Monday, July 17th at River Oaks Golf Club. See FLYER. Call Jude Kuehne (716) 773-8801 to book your foursome and/or to be a sponsor!

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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 2, 2023

   Happy birthday today to Jamie Akers Smith. Happy birthday on Friday, March 3rd to Jeff Denler, John Simon, Anne Rollins & Joyce Cowan. Happy birthday on Saturday to Kevin Smith, Mary Trinci & Sally Hoffman and on Sunday to Robert Haag, Dorothy Hudson, Tim Moriarty, David McConnell, Rich Amantia, Missy Fargino & Jeanne Powers. On Monday to Bonnie Peete, Hayden Backlund, Eilene Gebrian, Charles Tobe & Pat Bassler. Happy birthday Tuesday to Linda Leuchner, Glen Shepherd, Leda Barton, Lola Brindisi, Carol O’Connor & Bill Ortiz. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Rosemary Loth Fischer & Diane Grant

   Grand Island Historical Society general meeting and program is tonight, Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm . We will meet at the Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, New York 14072. Our guest speaker: Peter Jablonski with a program entitled “The Great Horse Healer” about Dr. Claris, a WNY veterinarian in the early 1900s.

   The Town of GI Recreation, Parks and Golden Age Center are hosting an Open House & Outdoor Recreation Expo on Saturday, March 4th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. See FLYER for complete details.

   Free car seat check at the Sheriff’s Grand Island Substation, 1856 Whitehaven Road, on Sunday, March 5, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Deputies will provide free car seat inspections, installations, and instructions for properly installing car seats.

   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.

   Rotary Club of Grand Island is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser, February 27th through April 24th. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes at public drop off locations: Grand Island Memorial Library, Grand Island Town Hall, M&T (in April), Golden Age Center, St Stephens School, Cole International (1775 Baseline Suite 280), Trinity United Methodist Church (March), and Wavelengths. internal collections: Fresenius Kabi, 3159 Staley Rd (Internal collection) & Kaegebein School (school project).

   Relay For Life Crockpot Cook-Off is Tuesday, March 21st from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Ellden's at River Oaks. Help kick-off the 2023 Grand Island Relay For Life. Prizes awarded for best dessert and best food entry. See FLYER.

   GI Historical Society Schedule - Programs, Events & Open Houses March - June 2023, HERE.

   11th Annual GISBA (Grand Island School & Business Alliance) Golf Outing is on Monday, July 17th at River Oaks Golf Club. See FLYER. Call Jude Kuehne (716) 773-8801 to book your foursome and/or to be a sponsor!

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

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

   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.


February 23, 2023

   Happy birthday today to Sherry DeBruyn, Jo Klock, Paula Nakayama, Sophia Black, Linda Gerristad & John Whitney. Happy birthday on Friday, February 24th to Brian Robinson & Jan Yardley. Happy birthday on Saturday to Bob Gesl, Dennis Donovan, Scott Tetreault, Kevin Brock & Mary Williams and on Sunday to David Rogers, Debbie Kennedy-Rogoza, Jay Hollinger, William Madigan & Lynn Dingey. On Monday to Gabrielle Robinson, Kevin Koch Jr., Mike Cali & David Passanese. Happy birthday Tuesday to Mary Ann Love, David Steggs, Patrick McMahon & Peggie Bastian. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to on Hoke, Phyllis Martin, Jean Smith, Linda Hermann, Michael William Rayhill, Karie Stedman, Ashley Gorman, Sarah Dollendorf Cich, Gail Click & Bridget McMahon.

   Everyone is welcome to have breakfast on Saturday morning, Feb. 25th from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (or sold out) at the VFW. All for $10. See flyer for menu.

   Relay For Life Crockpot Cook-Off is Tuesday, March 21st from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Ellden's at River Oaks. Help kick-off the 2023 Grand Island Relay For Life. Prizes awarded for best dessert and best food entry. See FLYER.

   GI Historical Society Schedule - Programs, Events & Open Houses March - June 2023, HERE.

   11th Annual GISBA (Grand Island School & Business Alliance) Golf Outing is on Monday, July 17th at River Oaks Golf Club. See FLYER. Call Jude Kuehne (716) 773-8801 to book your foursome and/or to be a sponsor!

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

    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.


February 16, 2023

   Happy birthday today to Deborah Parker, Marianne Ward & Lynne Rimer. Happy birthday on Friday, February 17th to Kathy Garlapow, Anita DeGlopper, Lillian Brenner, Aaron Delavalle, Chuck Delavalle & Swaran Dhaliwal. Happy birthday on Saturday to Phyllis Wesolek, Michelle Gast, Patrick Stouter, Chris Ciszek & Barbara Wudyka and on Monday to Bryan Smith, Melanie Stein, Carol Alt, Daniel Tattenbaum, Jennifer Watkins, Katie Brady, MaryJo Gill & Dick Bessel. Happy birthday Tuesday to Eugene Corey & Sal Gullo. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Marilyn Wilkie Watt, Jim Zilliox & Ralph Quarantillo

   Congratulations to Girls Soccer CO-PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ella Rudney, 12, Grand Island: Section VI leader in goals (44) and points (104) posted seven three-goal games and four games with at least four goals. Three-time All-WNY first-team selection; she did not play as a junior because of an injury. Named to all-state second team in Class A. Early enrollee at the University of Nebraska. Said her favorite game of the season was scoring the overtime winner against North Tonawanda to advance to the Class A semifinals.

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.

   Relay For Life of Grand Island will take place on Sunday, June 4th at noon at the Town Commons. New this year is a plant/flower fundraiser. 50% of every purchase will be donated back to the GI Relay. Go to Fundraiser to order, the site will accept orders until May 15th. When placing your order please be sure to fill in the "Give Credit for this Sale to: Grand Island Relay For Life" on the ordering page or use a team name.

   Save the dates: GIHS Class of 1973. Icebreaker Friday, June 30th at Niagara Sailing Club. Reunion Saturday, July 1st at Buffalo Launch Club.

   The Grand Island Central School District held their General Session Board of Education Meeting and First Budget Presentation for the 2023-24 School Year, in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School, on Monday February 13, 2023. 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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

    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.


February 2, 2023

   Happy birthday today to Leigh Ann Bukhari, Laura Matthews, Lee Richard, Bob Hillock, Don Kaiser, Cheryl Wasson, Natalie Kopf, Dominic Pullano, Eileen Crane & Carol Maul . Happy birthday on Friday, February 3rd to Joan Savoy Dlugokinski, Ilene Dee & Ryan Timmerman. Happy birthday on Saturday to Geraldine Kowalski, Emma Hall, Christopher Drew, Juliette Caprio, Mark VonWryeza, Mary Lou Jerge, Dan Ryan, Sophie Cane, Pete Marston & Maureen Lewis and on Sunday to Geraldine ( Jeri) Benzing & Kip Staub. Happy birthday on Monday to Linda Tufillaro, Olivia Wenner, Noelle Linenfelser & Cody Okelberry and on Tuesday, happy birthday to Glenn Skelly. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Jayne Carrig, Mary Sitarski, Diane Garey, Diane Gurbacki, Sarah Klock, David Santa Lucia, Jadon Garman, Carleigh Rodriguez, Sheila Strott & Jackson Tower

    Happy wedding anniversary today to Oliver & Anne Stuardi!

   Golden Age Center upcoming special classes; Monday, February 6th Mindful Movement and Monday, February 13th Vision Board Class. Sign up now!

   High School Musical on stage at GIHS! Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, Friday, February 3, and a 6 p.m. show on Saturday, February 4 in the Grand Viking Theater. Tickets are $12 presale and $15 at the door. We are also offering a discount for Seniors and Students for $10 tickets presale and $13 at the door. Come early on Saturday night at 5:00 pm for the interactive family-friendly stations. To purchase tickets online click here.

   American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, February 10th at 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Grand Island Community Center at the Nike Base, 3278 Whitehaven Road. See FLYER.

   Save the dates: GIHS Class of 1973. Icebreaker Friday, June 30th at Niagara Sailing Club. Reunion Saturday, July 1st at Buffalo Launch Club.

   2023 Father's Day Lawnmower Races and Walk/Run for Grand Island Relay For Life is planned for Sunday, June 18th. The walk/run will be at 11:00 a.m. and races to begin at 1:00 p.m. Also mentioned was a car show, corn hole tournament and model cars. SAVE THE DATE!!!

   Exciting times at the new Bridgeview Tavern...now open on Saturdays! Stop in Wednesday - Saturday, 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. or later! Now serving Fish Fry's on Friday evening, and delectible wings and pub food, all the time. A trivia night is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15th, starting at 6:00 p.m. (with prizes!) Reserve a table by calling 716-775-9650 or checking out Bridgeview Tavern Facebook. Don't forget sister restaurant Village Inn Facebook, posting specials daily!

   The Grand Island Central School District Board of Education and Administration teams up with the Town of Grand Island Supervisor and Town Board members for their annual Joint Meeting in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School on Monday January 30, 2023. 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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Support Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

    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.


January 26, 2023

   Happy birthday today to Sharon Tokash, John Dudley, Tommy Geblein, Wayne Baumler & Mary Caldwell . Happy birthday on Friday, January 27th to abrina Butcher, Brent Minet, Mary Stewart & Pat Shickluna. Happy birthday on Saturday to Kelly Cunningham, Jason Vallina, Tom Burkman, Barbara Grabiec & Elaine Gibney and on Sunday to Arlene Larry, Kevin Kelley, Eric Sharpe & Nicholas Penque. Happy birthday on Monday to David Clayton III and on Tuesday, happy birthday to Ronald Duguay, Hailee Clayton, Conner Bolles, Anthony Mondi & Regina Truitt. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Judith Pack, Mandy Malaney, Ryan Pecoraro, Clyde Hickok & Sydney Mazur

   Rotary Club of Grand Island Undie Sunday collection is being held until Sunday, January 29th. There is a particular need of warm socks, T-shirts, men’s underwear, sizes Large, Extra Large and XX Large and all women’s undergarments. The donated items will be distributed to the Community Mission of Niagara Falls and Journey’s End Refugee Services. See story for details.

   High School Musical on stage at GIHS! Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, Friday, February 3, and a 6 p.m. show on Saturday, February 4 in the Grand Viking Theater. Tickets are $12 presale and $15 at the door. We are also offering a discount for Seniors and Students for $10 tickets presale and $13 at the door. Come early on Saturday night at 5:00 pm for the interactive family-friendly stations. To purchase tickets online click here.

   New Date Added: A historic presentation and dinner will take place at the Buffalo Launch Club on Saturday, February 4th & February 25th. The title is Boats, Booze and the BLC in the 1920s. Presenters are from the Grand Island Historical Society and from the Buffalo Launch Club Heritage committee. 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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Suppost Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

    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.

January 19, 2023

   Happy birthday today to Mackenzie Hassan, Kristyn Brown & Susan Razmus . Happy birthday on Friday, January 20th to Fran Burrows, Kaylee Connell, Andrew Masiello, Josh Lange, Dustin Gushue, Brenda Hollfelder & Diane Haney. Happy birthday on Saturday to Pat Caffery Roncone, Mary Cooke, John Gast, Dennis Lach & Ron Pavis and on Sunday to Kurt Lorence, Jean Bousquet & Joanne Browne. Happy birthday on Monday to Jonathan Minton, Allison Boron, Mark Leffler & Mary Jane Clark and on Tuesday, happy birthday to Louie Freitas Joyce Warning, Hunter Schmidt, Sarah Ramsperger, Benjamin DeFranks, Tyler Meyer & Warren Becher. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Patricia Webb Scott, Al Ackerman, Jason MacClelland, Colton Wilkinson. Sam Giglia, Judy Polizzi & Carolyn Spacone

   Happy 41st wedding anniversary to Karen & Rom Figler on January 23rd.

    The Cinderella Isle Garden Club will meet on Thursday, January 19th at 6:00 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, N Y. The January “soup” meeting of the Cinderella Isle Garden Club will include soup recipes from the 2022 Williamsville Soup Stroll. Following dinner will be fun activities and an opportunity to sign up for the upcoming year’s committees.

   Charles N. DeGlopper VVW Post #9249 Auxiliary presents a Soup-a-palooza! on Saturday, January 21st from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Cost is $10.00 and includes unlimited soup, Salad and one dessert. See FLYER.

   Rotary Club of Grand Island will host its annual Undie Sunday 2023 collection between Jan 22 – 29. There is a particular need of warm socks, T-shirts, men’s underwear, sizes Large, Extra Large and XX Large and all women’s undergarments. The donated items will be distributed to the Community Mission of Niagara Falls and Journey’s End Refugee Services. See story for details.

   Bridgeview Tavern, corner of East River and North Colony roads is open this evening from 4pm - 10ish. Great place to relax with some serious pub food and games of bubble hockey, pinball and pool table. Look for a story next week with photos and new hours.

   American Red Cross Blood Drive at Grand Island Fire Hall on Tuesday, January 24th. Chance to win trip to Super Bowl. See FLYER.

   Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on the GIHS stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, Friday, February 3, and a 6 p.m. show on Saturday, February 4 in the Grand Viking Theater. Tickets are $12 presale and $15 at the door. We are also offering a discount for Seniors and Students for $10 tickets presale and $13 at the door. Come early on Saturday night at 5:00 pm for the interactive family-friendly stations. To purchase tickets online click here.

   New Date Added: A historic presentation and dinner will take place at the Buffalo Launch Club on Saturday, February 4th & February 25th. The title is Boats, Booze and the BLC in the 1920s. Presenters are from the Grand Island Historical Society and from the Buffalo Launch Club Heritage committee. 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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Suppost Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

    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.


January 12, 2023

   Happy birthday today to Martha Muller, Barbara Fritchey, Lyle Dinsmore & Adam Kopf . Happy birthday on Friday, January 13th to James Winter, Greg Bell, Lynn Henschel & Paula Zucarelli. Happy birthday on Saturday to Carolina Luciani, Mike Rustowicz, Evan Carey, Dolores Hoefner & Sylvia McGinn and on Sunday to Anthony Masocco, Jennifer Farrell & Carol Boreali. Happy birthday on Monday to Amber Malaney, Don Burrows, Joyce Hornbeck, Sudha Sharma, Earl DeGlopper Jr., Carroll Becker, Sue Fleischauer, Joy Mesmer & Darlene Hewitt and on Tuesday, happy birthday to Justin Sondel, Ron Sutton, Hank Kammerer, Nick Kingston, Marvin Mack & Barbara Creighton. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Caitlin Schwinge, Gail Becher, Peter and Paul Minton, Robert Davis & Linda Piro

   Happy 55th wedding anniversary to Linda & John Braddell on January 13th. Happy 34th wedding anniversary to Donna & Bill Williams on January 14th.

   Linda Emanuele sent me a notice that her dad, world class hydroplane driver Howie Benns (dec.), will be inducted into the Canadian Boating Federation Hall of Fame on January 21st in Cobourg, Ontario at their annual meeting. Congratulations!

   Charles N. DeGlopper VVW Post #9249 Auxiliary presents a Soup-a-palooza! on Saturday, January 21st from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Cost is $10.00 and includes unlimited soup, Salad and one dessert. See FLYER.

   Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on the GIHS stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, Friday, February 3, and a 6 p.m. show on Saturday, February 4 in the Grand Viking Theater. Tickets are $12 presale and $15 at the door. We are also offering a discount for Seniors and Students for $10 tickets presale and $13 at the door. Come early on Saturday night at 5:00 pm for the interactive family-friendly stations. To purchase tickets online click here.

   Save the date: A historic presentation and dinner will take place at the Buffalo Launch Club on Saturday, February 4th & 25th. The title is Boats, Booze and the BLC in the 1920s. Presenters are from the Grand Island Historical Society and from the Buffalo Launch Club Heritage committee. Flyer.

   The Grand Island Central School District Board of Education held their general session meeting on Monday January 9, 2023 in the Little Theater of Veronica Connor Middle School in Grand Island, NY. 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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Suppost Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

    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.

January 5, 2023

   Happy birthday today to Peggy Boettcher Fuller & Kathy Boettcher Stisser, Sue Novits, Dennis McCloskey, Bob Zielinski, Jake Dixon & Marissa Aceti . Happy birthday on Friday, January 6th to Michael Lockett, Melissa Clement Hill, Ron Webb, Dale Morgan, Kathy McNulty, Sandy Less, Florence Prawel, Jacqueline Goris Foote, John Bidell Sr.. Happy birthday on Saturday to Craig Davis & Eric Reimann and on Sunday to Heidi Rust, Sharon Koehler, Sharon Minet, Nicholas Heftka, Alexandria Anderson, Michael Klipich, Jean Siess & Sherilyn Gillard. Happy birthday on Monday to Dale Morgan, Richard Brzyski, Sam Loquasto & Martha Merrinan and on Tuesday, happy birthday to Patricia & Scott Shaw, Sheila Colan & Darlene Conners. On Wednesday, say happy birthday to Debbie Stack, Joyce Neil, Susan Head, Art Ciechoski, Mark Landroche, Jack Roesch, Bob Marcel & Stephan R. Kovacs, Jr.

   Happy anniversary to Gary & Emily Dahlstrom on January 6th.

   Save the date: A historic presentation and dinner will take place at the Buffalo Launch Club on Saturday, February 4th. The title is Boats, Booze and the BLC in the 1920s. Presenters are from the Grand Island Historical Society and from the Buffalo Launch Club Heritage committee. See ticket information here.

   Thanks to Kim & Sam Aceti for many years of fine beverage service and being so generous to the Grand Island community and its organizations. They are retiring!

    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.

   Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers Suppost Meeting is at Bible Fellowship Center, 1135 Baseline Road on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon. For information call Jim Pinckney (321-439-6028) or Mary Pinckney (352-217-2311).

    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.