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This Week...Around Town - 2024         By Jodi Robinson

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Previous Around Town Pages



June 13, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Paul Sommer, Kim Nestark, Jeffrey Wansart III, Danielle (Hassan) Martin, Philip Pack & Linda Hartman and on Friday to Catherine Mancuso, David Conboy & Jamin Cope. On Saturday, happy birthday to Cathy Gewoski, Chris Russell, Ingeborg Haslam & Jennifer Knoll. On Sunday, happy birthday to Ben Tomkins, Amy Schneider George, Claire Neuhaus, Helen Vickers & Marietta Rotello. Happy birthday on Monday to Michael Cutini, Karen Wallace, Morgan Santorio, Lloyd Potter, Michelle Driess & Anna Vaccaro and Tuesday to Karen Hogrewe Allenbaugh, Jacob Olszewski, Nancy Linton, Christopher Stessing, Nathaniel Cohan, Nancy Prusak & Helen Harrington. Happy birthday Wednesday to Randy White, Reg Schopp, Cindy Cosgrove, Marge Lebrenz, Adriana Kavanaugh, David Stalica & Mary Trachimowcz.

    The Relay For Life Annual Father’s Day Lawnmower Race, Car Show and 5k is on Sunday, June 16, 2024. All proceeds benefit GI Relay For Life. FLYER.

    The Cinderella Isle Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 20th at Trinity Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road on Grand Island. We will be learning to make jewelry with flowers. Please bring scissors, tweezers or any jewelry tools you may have. If you would like more information please contact Terry G at CinderellaIsleGC@gmail.com.

   Snowmobile Club Meat Raffle is Saturday, June 22nd at the GI Rod & Gun Club Pavillion. See FLYER.

   GI School & Business Alliance hosts their first Cruise Night on Wednesday, June 26th. See FLYER.

   Town of Grand Island Summer Concert Series starts Tuesday, June 25th at Marion Klingel Town Commons. See SCHEDULE.

   Relay For Life 2024 Events
   Friends of Lynnette Slow Roll for Relay is Saturday, July 20th. 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.

   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.


June 6, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Daryl Ann Miller, Tom Ryan, Richard Wingert, Peter Fadum, Victoria Aronica & Joan Mazur and on Friday to Janet Goodsell, Sandy Ackerman, Lorraine Dale & Brandon Loder. On Saturday, happy birthday to Carol Barnhart, Deborah Croston, Russ Colosi, Ryan Osvath & Debbie Becker. On Sunday, happy birthday to Jay Fritchey, Nathan Cook, Jason Wilkinson & JT Tomkins. Happy birthday on Monday to Dolores Wojdan & Peggy Skeels and Tuesday to Cindy Lin, Nancy Jo Pax, Chris Beyer, Richard Furman & Aleida Delgado. Happy birthday Wednesday to Jeff Baumler, Roy Meyers & Randy Whitbeck.

   Happy anniversary to Jim & Laury Linenfelser on June 7th and to Kevin & Amanda Brady on June 10th.

   Island native Jennifer Watkins has opened Sprinkles Bakeshop & Cafe at 49 Tremont Street in North Tonawanda. Check it out when you're over that way.

   Citizen Coalition for Wildlife and Environment is hosting a Native Plant Sale on Saturday, June 8th fom 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. It will be at the Alt Nature Center, 2489 Whitehaven Road. The nature center is located in a newly renovated Grand Island schoolhouse from the 1870's. See FLYER.

    American Red Cross Blood Drive is Saturday, June 8th from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Grand Island Community Center, 3278. Whitehaven Road. See FLYER.

   Snowmobile Club Meat Raffle is Saturday, June 22nd at the GI Rod & Gun Club Pavillion. See FLYER.

   Relay For Life 2024 Events
   GI Father's Day Lawnmower Race, 5K walk/run, car/bike/truck show takes place on Sunday, June 16th See FLYER.
   Friends of Lynnette Slow Roll for Relay is Saturday, July 20th. 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.

   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 30, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Jill Stamler & Linda Facklam and on Friday to Bob Backlund & Nikki Roesch. On Saturday, happy birthday to Leslie Madigan, Alan Sexton, Loretta Crvelin, Kelly McGarvey & Dave Hogrewe. On Sunday, happy birthday to Dan Hiam, Diane Gerard, Dianne Tiede, & William Bermel. Happy birthday on Monday to Mary Vescio, Kathy Molnar, Jordan Dixon, Jason Hill, Richard Koch & Willis Schwartz and Tuesday to Theresa Long, Mike Stewart, Elizabeth Wedrychowicz, Karen Vanthoff, Deanna Kutis & Elizabeth Vescio. Happy birthday Wednesday to Patti Loquasto, Beverly Kudla & Brent Lesser.

    GI Fire Company New Rescue Truck Inspection is Friday, May 31st at the Fire Hall from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. See FLYER.

   Relay For Life is Sunday, June 2nd from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Town Commons. See
FLYER.

   Citizen Coalition for Wildlife and Environment is hosting a Native Plant Sale on Saturday, June 8th fom 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. It will be at the Alt Nature Center, 2489 Whitehaven Road. The nature center is located in a newly renovated Grand Island schoolhouse from the 1870's. See FLYER.

    American Red Cross Blood Drive is Saturday, June 8th from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Grand Island Community Center, 3278. Whitehaven Road. See FLYER.

   Snowmobile Club Meat Raffle is Saturday, June 22nd at the GI Rod & Gun Club Pavillion. See FLYER.

   Relay For Life 2024 Events
   GI Father's Day Lawnmower Race, 5K walk/run, car/bike/truck show takes place on Sunday, June 16th See FLYER.
   Friends of Lynnette Slow Roll for Relay is Saturday, July 20th. 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.

   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 23, 2023

    Happy birthday today to John Robert Brand, Chris Sugar, Dawn Fitzgerald & Ray Ackerman and on Friday to Marcia Carr, Bonnie Butler, John Gibney, Nancy Tebo, Jordan Hiam Gayle Piershalski & Debra Coughlin. On Saturday, happy birthday to Paula Sciuk, Connie O'Brien, Thomas Pellegrino, Jan Tyson, Jo Kozek Polinsky, Marissa Cooney, Cathy Contino, Karen Wallace & Mercedes Miles. On Sunday, happy birthday to Lee Tetkowski (101!), Greg Bruenn, Michael Craig Davis, Michael Ball, Liz Wilbert & Carrie Mesmer. Happy birthday on Monday to Cindy Hagen, Richard McClive, Jim Rodriguez & Nancy Aydelotte and Tuesday to Sandra Sherman, Scott Wallace, Sally Van Hattum Kelley, Pat Shaw, Chris Sugar, Ian Cameron, Mary Leigh Burke, Mitchell Samplinski, Sophia Myers, Diane Darmofalski. Happy birthday Wednesday to Ross Arsenault, Pam Fries and Liam Dodd, Sharon Bauer, Jean Westmoore & Richard Campangna.

   Congratulations to Mindi Joss on graduating with her MBA in Business Management with a certificate in Human Resources from Empire State University.

   VFW Post 9249 Buddy Poppy Days are May 23, 24 & 25. Poppies will be available at local banks and grocery stores. See FLYER.

    The Town of Grand Island, VFW Post 9249 Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Post, American Legion NY Post 1346 and Grand Island High School Wind Ensemble will honor the men and women who made the supreme sacrifice for our country while in military service. They are remembered each and every day and will be honored on Memorial Day. Veterans, family members and the community are cordially invited to attend the program on Monday, May 27, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Park. There will be a reception following the ceremony at VFW Post 9249 Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Post located at 2121 Grand Island Boulevard.

   VFW Fundraiser - Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ is Wednesday, May 29th. FLYER

    GI Fire Company New Rescue Truck Inspection is Friday, May 31st at the Fire Hall from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. SeeFLYER.

    48th Annual Dick Bessel Independence Day Run is Thursday, July 4th.
Registration Form.

   Relay For Life 2024 Events
   Relay For Life is Sunday, June 2nd from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Town Commons. See FLYER.
   GI Father's Day Lawnmower Race, 5K walk/run, car/bike/truck show takes place on Sunday, June 16th See FLYER.
   Friends of Lynnette Slow Roll for Relay is Saturday, July 20th. See FLYER.

   Citizen Coalition for Wildlife and Environment is hosting a Native Plant Sale on Saturday, June 8th fom 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. It will be at the Alt Nature Center, 2489 Whitehaven Road. The nature center is located in a newly renovated Grand Island schoolhouse from the 1870's. 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.

   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 16, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Barbara Bartus, Michele Drabik, Diana Schwartz, Dorothy Lenehen & Brian Graham and on Friday to Barbara Kirsch, Kyle Salley Sr., Jamie Farrell, Nikolas Massaro, Renee Tasevski, Caoimhe Carpenter, Ellen Faber & Viktor Dekany. On Saturday, happy birthday to Bob Pownall, Chase Luthringer & Peggy Winterfield. On Sunday, happy birthday to Adam Garlapow, Peyton Golde, Pattie Frentzel, Carl Flick, Sandy Caffery & Kelly Wagner Yensan. Happy birthday Tuesday to Cathy Kaegebein, Jacqueline Walker, JT Stamler (Monday), Steven Parisi (a teenager on Monday), Philip Hy (Monday), Clarence Lydle, Dan Fitzgerald, Trudy O'Connor. Happy birthday Wednesday to Tom McDonough Nathan DeMartin, Audry Brown & Jayne Playfair.

    Happy wedding anniversary on May 22nd to Barb & Bill Wilson.

   The Cinderella Isle Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 16, at the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road. Begin at 5:30 by planting annuals in the beds at the library to beautify the space. Please bring garden gloves and tools. Following the planting, meet inside the library in the conference room for a short meeting, a snack and a plant exchange. This will begin at 6:30.

   Gram's Garage Sale at the Golden Age Center is on Saturday, May 18th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. There will be member garage sale tables, bake sale and lunch sale.

   GI Historical Society Open House at the museum, River Lea in Beaver Island State Park on Sunday, May 19th from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. FLYER.

   VFW Post 9249 Buddy Poppy Days are May 23, 24 & 25. Poppies will be available at local banks and grocery stores. A ceremony will take place at Veterans Park on Monday, May 27th, Memorial Day, at 11 a.m. See FLYER.

   Relay For Life 2024 Events
   6th Annual Purple Ribbon Warrior 5K in memory of Mary Dunbar-Daluisio will take place on Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. at Beaver Island State Park. See FLYER.
   Relay For Life is Sunday, June 2nd from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Town Commons. See FLYER.
   GI Father's Day Lawnmower Race, 5K walk/run, car/bike/truck show takes place on Sunday, June 16th See FLYER.
   Friends of Lynnette Slow Roll for Relay is Saturday, July 20th. 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.

   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 9, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Joanne Albert, Gary Novitz, Jimmy Geblein & Jeff Dinsmore and on Friday to Karen Bruno, Bob Monoco, Lynn Sargent DeJonghe, Patricia Kraft, Dana Hayes Erickson, Greg DeMike & Donny Dee. On Saturday, happy birthday to Mike Zimmerman, Nikki Fadel, Charlie Lavallee & Barb Swagler. On Sunday, happy birthday to Kim Kinney, Janet Brennan & Lisa Hogrewe. Happy birthday on Monday to Gerald Howe, Charles Lambert, Kurt Marlin, Linda Fearon, Victoria Cacciatore, Judy Buzby, Dennis McGinn, Tom Rodriguez & Susan Bognar. Happy birthday Tuesday to Katie Olrogge. Happy birthday Wednesday to Susan Phillips, Barbara Brzyski, Surinder Kaur Kandola, Teressa Meyer, Gabriel Wansart & Kevin Rustowicz .

    American Legion Flower Sale on Friday & Saturday, May 10th & 11th. See FLYER.

    Thunder on the Niagara Boat Races are coming back to Gratwick Park on August 3 & 4, 2024. There are many Island connections at this exciting event. I hope to get some inside information in the coming weeks.

   Relay For Life 2024 Events
   6th Annual Purple Ribbon Warrior 5K in memory of Mary Dunbar-Daluisio will take place on Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. at Beaver Island State Park. See FLYER.
   Relay For Life is Sunday, June 2nd from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Town Commons. See FLYER.
   GI Father's Day Lawnmower Race, 5K walk/run, car/bike/truck show takes place on Sunday, June 16th See FLYER.
   Friends of Lynnette Slow Roll for Relay is Saturday, July 20th. 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.

   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 2, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Deborah Mikulsky, Rita Volpe, Brent Fred Jr. & Joan Fred and on Friday to David Sugg, Barbara Taefi, Joneen Corrao, Katie Hillock, Patrick Smith & Vince Martello. On Saturday, happy birthday to Sandie Rall-Smith, Emily Harnden, Mark Cunningham, William Gerristead, Rev Paul Robinson & Chris Stedman. On Sunday, happy birthday to Suzanne Muller, Troy Salley, Kathy Dilamarter, Scott Whiting & Patricia Banko. Happy birthday on Monday to Chris O'Connell, Carol Hugill, Linda Skotnicki, Tammy Violanti, Tina Giambra, Paul Gast & Rosemary Wojick. Happy birthday Tuesday to Deborah Clemens, Carolyn Phillips, James DiCillis, Justin Geisenhoff & Mike Dudley. Happy birthday Wednesday to James Huffman, Patricia Haag, Bonnie Ingalls, Kara Dudley, Michele DiChristina, Lynn Gottler, John Lorenz, Michael Davis & Alice Blain.

    Grand Island Historical Society General Meeting & Program will be at the Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Guest speakers are GIHS President Curt Nestark and member Mary Cooke presenting "Rum Running on the Niagara with the Fix Brothers." Members are free, guests $5 donation.

   The Spongebob Musical will be presented by Parish Players on Friday & Saturday, May 3-4 at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Rd. TICKETS.

   On Monday, May 6th, the Town Board is planning to schedule a vote on Local Law #6 of 2023. This law would change our current M1/M2 zoning law to limit the total size of all buildings on a “business campus” to 150,000 square feet and would remove distribution center as a permitted use. If you agree with this law, show your support by signing a petition HERE. You can also show your support by attending the Town Board meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 6th.

   The Grand Island PTA Council will host Meet the Candidates Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8. Come and meet the candidates for the Grand Island School Board in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.There are four candidates for three open seats on the Grand Island Board of Education this year: Jennifer Chin; Roger Broeker; Joy LaMarca (i); Danielle Bruno (i).

    Thunder on the Niagara Boat Races are coming back to Gratwick Park on August 3 & 4, 2024. There are many Island connections at this exciting event. I hope to get some inside information in the coming weeks.

   Relay For Life 2024 Events
   Krispy Kreme Dozen Sale for Relay For Life. See FLYER.
   6th Annual Purple Ribbon Warrior 5K in memory of Mary Dunbar-Daluisio will take place on Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. at Beaver Island State Park. See FLYER.
   Relay For Life is Sunday, June 2nd from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Town Commons. See FLYER.
   GI Father's Day Lawnmower Race, 5K walk/run, car/bike/truck show takes place on Sunday, June 16th See FLYER.
   Friends of Lynnette Slow Roll for Relay is Saturday, July 20th. 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.

   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.

April 25, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Florence Lindelow and on Friday to Mark Miles, Travis & Craig Perno, Brooke Christensen, Karen & Tessa DeMartin, Bernadette DiMartile & Scott Driess III . On Saturday, happy birthday to Bethany Leiner, Brandon Kinney, Henry Mayer & Tom Natale. On Sunday, happy birthday to April Wright, Elijah Linenfelser, Jaimen Wright, Pat Ehringer, Joan Sumner, Janet Austin, Kim Glessner & Jim Teator. Happy birthday on Monday to Diane Goupil, Frank Cannata, Herman Black, Bruce Hann & Rick Magro. Happy birthday Tuesday to JP Kennedy, John Podlucky, Jessica Bykowicz, Ava DeFranks, Anna Pullano, Taylor Firth, Janet Pedlow & Georgette Combes. Happy birthday Wednesday to Don Hamman, Krystin Hoppel, Amber Spiesz, Cynthia Stamler, Karen Conboy, Mary Ann Beatty, Barbara Davis, Janice Hecko & Paul Wudyka.

   St. Stephen School Drama Club is presenting Disney's Moana Jr. on Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27 at Mount St. Mary's Academy. See FLYER.

   Paint the Town Purple is Saturday, April 27th at Town Commons.

   The Grand Island PTA Council will host Meet the Candidates Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8. Come and meet the candidates for the Grand Island School Board in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.There are four candidates for three open seats on the Grand Island Board of Education this year: Jennifer Chin; Roger Broeker; Joy Lamarca (i); Danielle Bruno (i).

   Grand Island Historical Society General Meeting & Program will be at the Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Guest speakers are GIHS President Curt Nestark and member Mary Cooke presenting "Rum Running on the Niagara with the Fix Brothers." Members are free, guests $5 donation.

   The Spongebob Musical will be presented by Parish Players on Friday & Saturday, May 3-4 at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Rd. TICKETS.

   Relay For Life 2024 Events
   Krispy Kreme Dozen Sale for Relay For Life. See FLYER.
   6th Annual Purple Ribbon Warrior 5K in memory of Mary Dunbar-Daluisio will take place on Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. at Beaver Island State Park. See FLYER.
   Relay For Life is Sunday, June 2nd from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Town Commons. See FLYER.
   GI Father's Day Lawnmower Race, 5K walk/run, car/bike/truck show takes place on Sunday, June 16th See FLYER.
   Friends of Lynnette Slow Roll for Relay is Saturday, July 20th. See FLYER.

   Relive the wonderful, emotional speeches, and the heartfelt sentiment and joy during the 2024 Celebration of Inspiration Ceremony, brought to you by the Grand Island PTA Council, and held in the Grand Viking Theater April 24, 2024. Congratulations to all the recipients and thank you to the Class of 2024 Seniors who nominated their inspirations. 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.

   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 18, 2023

    Happy birthday April 18 to Mark Hassan, Norma Horton & Nunzio Spacone and on Friday to Lela Mancuso & Paul Brush. On Saturday, happy birthday to JoAnn Podlucky, Tina Marie Miller & Bernadette Brown. On Sunday, happy birthday to Kim Domagala, Cindy Bleich, Rich Ray & Heidi Travagline. Happy birthday on Monday to Genna Baldassarre, Barbara Girardo, Yvonne Turri & Joseph Synakowski. Happy birthday Tuesday to Sam Aceti, Sydney Neuhaus, Kathy Lechner, Erica Forbes & Nathan Miles. Happy birthday Wednesday to Brad Robinson, Mary O'Brien & Randolph Johnson

   Happy 71st wedding anniversary to Athena & Pete Xanthos on April 19th!!!

   Enjoy breakfast on Saturday morning, April 20th at the VFW fundraiser. See FLYER.

   Clean UP Grand Island is Saturday, April 20th. Meet at GI Town Hall from 8am - 9 am: Pick Up Bags & Assignment Location Maps, as well as free coffee, hot cocoa and donuts. 8am - 12pm: Clean up your assigned area and return trash to the dumpster at Town Hall, or have it picked up from your location if it’s too big/heavy.

   Electronics recycler Sunnking will co-host an Earth Day event with Goodwill of Western New York at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA from 8:30 a.m. to noon on April 20.People can drive through to drop off electronics, clothing and household items for free. Registration is required at Sunnking.com/events.

    GI Historical Society Open House at the museum, River Lea in Beaver Island State Park on Sunday, April 21st from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Lions Club 55th Annual Spaghetti Dinnertakes place on Monday, April 22nd at Ellden's at River Oaks. See FLYER.

   Relay For Life 2024 Events
   Paint the Town Purple is Saturday, April 27th at Town Commons.
   Krispy Kreme Dozen Sale for Relay For Life. See FLYER.
   6th Annual Purple Ribbon Warrior 5K in memory of Mary Dunbar-Daluisio will take place on Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. at Beaver Island State Park. See FLYER.
   GI Father's Day Lawnmower Race, 5K walk/run, car/bike/truck show takes place on Sunday, June 16th See FLYER.
   Friends of Lynnette Slow Roll for Relay is Saturday, July 20th. See FLYER.
   Relay For Life is Sunday, June 2nd from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Town Commons. 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.

   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 11, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Roman Jurga, Arlene Edhe & Serena Anzalaco Troyan and on Friday to Kathy Elias & Mary McDonnell. On Saturday, happy birthday to Peter Santa Lucia, Jude Casey Kuehne & Nicole Butcher. On Sunday, happy birthday to Dan Robinson, Nicholas Aronica & John Leszczak. Happy birthday on Monday to Jim Panepinto, Curt Nestark, Trish Birtz & Jacquie DesJardins LoManto . Happy birthday Tuesday to Peter Stein, Marie Casey, Helen Harrison & Lisa Macaluso. Happy birthday Wednesday to Jon Albertsson, Rob Kopf & John Chin

   Clean UP Grand Island is Saturday, April 20th. Meet at GI Town Hall from 8am - 9 am: Pick Up Bags & Assignment Location Maps, as well as free coffee, hot cocoa and donuts. 8am - 12pm: Clean up your assigned area and return trash to the dumpster at Town Hall, or have it picked up from your location if it’s too big/heavy.
   To Register to Participate: https://form.jotform.com/240805109844052
   To View The Current Locations Targeted For Cleaning List: https://shorturl.at/bjLR4
   To Request A New Area To Be Added To The Map/List: https://form.jotform.com/240801001949045
   To View The Facebook Event Page: https://fb.me/e/3mawslJLq

   Electronics recycler Sunnking will co-host an Earth Day event with Goodwill of Western New York at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA from 8:30 a.m. to noon on April 20.People can drive through to drop off electronics, clothing and household items for free. Registration is required at Sunnking.com/events.

    GI Historical Society Open House at the museum, River Lea in Beaver Island State Park on Sunday, April 21st from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Lions Club 55th Annual Spaghetti Dinnertakes place on Monday, April 22nd at Ellden's at River Oaks. See FLYER.

   Relay For Life 2024 Events
   Paint the Town Purple is Saturday, April 27th at Town Commons.
   6th Annual Purple Ribbon Warrior 5K in memory of Mary Dunbar-Daluisio will take place on Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. at Beaver Island State Park. See FLYER.
   GI Father's Day Lawnmower Race, 5K walk/run, car/bike/truck show takes place on Sunday, June 16th See FLYER.
   Friends of Lynnette Slow Roll for Relay is Saturday, July 20th. See FLYER.
   Relay For Life is Sunday, June 2nd from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Town Commons. 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.

   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 4, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Zoe Dodd Gilbert & Adele Cole and on Friday to Daniel Tagiareni. On Saturday, happy birthday to Sherri Garner. On Sunday, happy birthday to Barb Wilson. Happy birthday on Monday to Tom Crooks, Lucy Delavalle, Margery McKinney Burkman, James Caprio & Daniel Lynch. Happy birthday Tuesday to Wayne Kinney, Rhett Robinson, Jeff Kirsch &, Carolyn Marble, Gerald Kutis, Bob Ernst. Happy birthday Wednesday to Patricia Haag & Robert Porter

   Congratulations to Vince & Margaret Martello celebrating their 51st wedding anniversary April 7th.

   Grand Island Historical Society General Meeting & Program will be at River Lea in Beaver Island State Park on Thursday, April 4th at 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker will be Maria Bujnicki, with a presentation on Buffalo's Best Remembered Restaurants.

   Maple Grove Cemetery Annual Meeting will take place at the GI Memorial Library on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. Contact Karen Webb at 716-773-7351 with questions. Refreshments will be served.

   Grand Island Historical Society Solar Eclipse Day Open House at the museum, River Lea in Beaver Island State Park on Monday, April 8th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    VFW Solar Eclipse Party & Lunch Event Monday, April 8th at noon. Reserve a picnic table. Hot dogs and hamburgers available for purchase. Call 716-773-6343.

   A Conservation Conversation will be held on Wednesday, April 10th at 6:30 p.m. at the GI Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road. See FLYER.

   Clean UP Grand Island is Saturday, April 20th. Meet at GI Town Hall from 8am - 9 am: Pick Up Bags & Assignment Location Maps, as well as free coffee, hot cocoa and donuts. 8am - 12pm: Clean up your assigned area and return trash to the dumpster at Town Hall, or have it picked up from your location if it’s too big/heavy.
   To Register to Participate: https://form.jotform.com/240805109844052
   To View The Current Locations Targeted For Cleaning List: https://shorturl.at/bjLR4
   To Request A New Area To Be Added To The Map/List: https://form.jotform.com/240801001949045
   To View The Facebook Event Page: https://fb.me/e/3mawslJLq

   Electronics recycler Sunnking will co-host an Earth Day event with Goodwill of Western New York at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA from 8:30 a.m. to noon on April 20.People can drive through to drop off electronics, clothing and household items for free. Registration is required at Sunnking.com/events.

   Lions Club 55th Annual Spaghetti Dinnertakes place on Monday, April 22nd at Ellden's at River Oaks. See FLYER.

   Golden Age Center Spring Paint Night is Thursday, April 25th, sign up now. 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.

   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 28, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Sherry Miller, Marilyn Rudolph, Olivia Williams, Barb Wienke, Kenna MacNeil, Jacob Stewart, Valerie Robinson and on Friday to Margie Southwood, Tracey Shickluna, Chloe Fitzsimmons & Michele LaBarre. On Saturday, happy birthday to Helen Fae Bailey & Sharon Wright. On Sunday, happy birthday to Barry Smith, Tom Shanor & Anna Kapus. Happy birthday on Monday to Jeremy Figler. Happy birthday Tuesday to Joel Moyer, Sharon Stevens-Downing & Susan Ventry. Happy birthday Wednesday to Dante LoPresti, David Pelosi & Mike Geblein

    VFW Post 9249 Auxiliary is hosting Lenten Fish Fry days on Friday, March 29. Everyone welcome. See FLYER.

   GI Recreation Department 2024 Easter Egg Trail & Easter Activities will take place Friday, March 29th at the GI Memorial Library. Information & Easter Trail Map.

   Spinella’s 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the VFW Post 9249 & Auxiliary on Grand Island, happening on March 30, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. With multiple Easter egg hunts, a visit from the Easter Bunny, face painting, a variety of food options, and a 50-50 raffle.

    GI Recreation Department Youth Programs opening registration date is Monday March 25th at 8am for residents and Monday April 22nd at 8am for non-residents. Website.

   Clean UP Grand Island is Saturday, April 20th. Meet at GI Town Hall from 8am - 9 am: Pick Up Bags & Assignment Location Maps, as well as free coffee, hot cocoa and donuts. 8am - 12pm: Clean up your assigned area and return trash to the dumpster at Town Hall, or have it picked up from your location if it’s too big/heavy.
   To Register to Participate: https://form.jotform.com/240805109844052
   To View The Current Locations Targeted For Cleaning List: https://shorturl.at/bjLR4
   To Request A New Area To Be Added To The Map/List: https://form.jotform.com/240801001949045
   To View The Facebook Event Page: https://fb.me/e/3mawslJLq

   Electronics recycler Sunnking will co-host an Earth Day event with Goodwill of Western New York at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA from 8:30 a.m. to noon on April 20.People can drive through to drop off electronics, clothing and household items for free. Registration is required at Sunnking.com/events.

   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.

   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 21, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Paul Roeder, Peggy Bauman, Jim Gajewski & Daniel Parker and on Friday to Wendy Stratton-Gross, Peter Baker, Kristine Dodge & Beverly Kinney. On Saturday, happy birthday to Pattie Beauchamp, Jim Olmstead, Pat Harding & Ryan Kernin. On Sunday, happy birthday to Jillian Sheehan & Robin Swedish. Happy birthday on Monday to Jim Ehde, Jack Mahnk, Amy Blundell, Sue Ann Mackenna & Rick Ryder. Happy birthday Tuesday to Brooklyn Landroche, Clive Roughsedge, Mary Carol Wozniak & Frances Tracey.

    The Cinderella Isle Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 7:00 pm at Trinity Church, 2100 Whitehaven Rd, Grand Island, NY. Our March meeting will be a presentation by member, Peg Koppmann called "Reimagining The Perfect Garden".

    VFW Post 9249 Auxiliary is hosting Lenten Fish Fry days on Friday, March 22 & 29. Everyone welcome. See FLYER.

   GI Recreation Department 2024 Easter Egg Trail & Easter Activities will take place Friday, March 29th at the GI Memorial Library. Information & Easter Trail Map.

   Spinella’s 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the VFW Post 9249 & Auxiliary on Grand Island, happening on March 30, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. With multiple Easter egg hunts, a visit from the Easter Bunny, face painting, a variety of food options, and a 50-50 raffle.

    The Grand Island Historical Society has two upcoming events at River Lea in Beaver Island State Park. First is the April meeting and program on Thursday, April 4th at 7pm. Guest speaker is Marla Bujnicki presentation on "Buffalo's Best Remembered Restaurants. Members free, guests $5 donation.
   The Solar Eclipse will be celebrated with a open house on Monday, April 8th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Their will be other events taking place at Beaver Island State Park that day. See FLYER

    Maple Grove Cemetery Annual Meeting will take place at the GI Memorial Library on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. Contact Karen Webb at 716-773-7351 with questions. Refreshments will be served.

      Electronics recycler Sunnking will co-host an Earth Day event with Goodwill of Western New York at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA from 8:30 a.m. to noon on April 20.People can drive through to drop off electronics, clothing and household items for free. Registration is required at Sunnking.com/events.

   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.

   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 14, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Jon Grenda, Laurie McGinn, Kathy Shaklee, Rebecca Popiel & Jim Walf and on Friday to Jane Faruga, Gail Monti, Elizabeth Figler, John Corrao, Mindi Kratz & Henry Lobl. On Saturday, happy birthday to Megan Malaney, Dan Lee, Cameron Willer, Sandra Fonte, Debbie Jenkins & Pat Phillips. On Sunday, happy birthday to Nancy Anderson. Happy birthday on Monday to Adam Missert, Nicholas Tim, Audrey Mason, Eddie Krecisz, Arthur Pelletier & Kenneth Pieri. Happy birthday Tuesday to Ruth Landel, Carol Sharpe, Lester Lee, Joseph Roberts & Richard McDonald. On Wednesday to Marty Bidell, Mary O'Dea Beyer & David Ames.

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

   Grand Island Historical Society Open House at River Lea in Beaver Island State Park is on Saturday, March 16th from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. See FLYER.

   American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place at the Grand Island Fire Hall on Tuesday, March 19th. See FLYER.

    The Cinderella Isle Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 7:00 pm at Trinity Church, 2100 Whitehaven Rd, Grand Island, NY. Our March meeting will be a presentation by member, Peg Koppmann called "Reimagining The Perfect Garden".

   Electronics recycler Sunnking will co-host an Earth Day event with Goodwill of Western New York at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA from 8:30 a.m. to noon on April 20.People can drive through to drop off electronics, clothing and household items for free. Registration is required at Sunnking.com/events.

   The Buffalo News reported that deep-discount grocery store Aldi has property under contract to open its first store on Grand Island on the site of a former visitor information center at 1661 Grand Island Boulevard. The existing building will be torn down and rebuilt, and the store will likely open this summer.

   GI Recreation Department 2024 Easter Egg Trail & Easter Activities will take place Friday, March 29th at the GI Memorial Library. Information & Easter Trail Map.

   Spinella’s 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the VFW Post 9249 & Auxiliary on Grand Island, happening on March 30, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. With multiple Easter egg hunts, a visit from the Easter Bunny, face painting, a variety of food options, and a 50-50 raffle.

   The Grand Island CSD Board of Education holds their general session meeting and second budget information session for the 2024-25 school year, in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School on Monday March 11, 2024. The meeting begins at the 27:30 mark. 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.

   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 7, 2023

    Happy birthday today to Linda Leuchner, Glen Shepherd, Leda Barton, Lola Brindisi, Carol O’Connor & Bill Ortiz and on Friday to Rosemary Loth Fischer & Diane Grant. On Saturday, happy birthday to Grace Wenner, Elaine Freedman & Jody Slipko. On Sunday, happy birthday to Nancy Seifert Dinan, Christie Lewis Hy, Louisa Anderson & Dorothy Hahn. Happy birthday on Monday to Emily Bolles, Roman Cacciatore, David Cook & Shirley Norman. Happy birthday Tuesday to Joan Papaj, Al Meyer, Madison MacNeil, Ray Hayward & Michele Beauchamp. On Wednesday to Karen Hayes Smith, Martha Bojarski, Pat Kendzierski and son Adam Kratz, Susan Anstett Marston & Jody Ghianni.

    Burrata Rooftop at the Holiday Inn Express on Long Road will be opening for the season on Thursday, March 14th

   Grand Island Historical Society General Meeting & Program will be at the Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road on Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker is Erie County Park Ranger Nicole Klimowicz sharing a power point presentation on "Wildlife in Winter". GI Historical Society Open House at the museum, River Lea in Beaver Island State Park on Saturday, March 16th from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

   CRED4GI To Hold First Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. Based on feedback received from a recent outreach, CRED4GI will hold a public meeting with interested members on March 7th, from 7-9pm at the Community Room at the Grand Island Visitors Center on Alvin Road.

    St. Timothy Community Wide Chili Cook-Off is Saturday, March 9th at the church (1453 Staley). To enter a chili for judging, you can fill out the Google Form on the website, https://www.sttimothygrandisland.com/chili-cook-off. See FLYER.

    VFW Auxiliary Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner is Saturday, March 9th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. See FLYER.

   Grand Island Rotary Meat Raffle - Saturday, March 9th at Cristoforo Colombo Society Hall. See FLYER.

   GI Republican Committee St. Patricks Day Party is Tuesday, March 12th. See FLYER.

   March 13th - Backyard Wildlife - Presented by Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry at the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road. Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Learn tricks to encourage wildlife into your backyard! Explore the do's and don'ts, the best backyard wildlife to attract and why these critters are so important to have around. No registration required.

   GI Recreation Department 2024 Easter Egg Trail & Easter Activities will take place Friday, March 29th at the GI Memorial Library. Information & Easter Trail Map

   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.

   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 29, 2023

    Happy Leap Year birthday today to Jason Weis, Donna Linenfelser & Greg Chamberlain and on Friday to Don Hoke, Phyllis Martin, Jean Smith, Linda Hermann, Michael William Rayhill, Karie Stedman, Ashley Gorman, Sarah Dollendorf Cich, Gail Click & Bridget McMahon. On Saturday, happy birthday to Jamie Akers Smith. On Sunday, happy birthday to Jeff Denler, John Simon, Anne Rollins & Joyce Cowan. Happy birthday on Monday to . Happy birthday Tuesday to Robert Haag, Dorothy Hudson, Tim Moriarty, David McConnell, Rich Amantia, Missy Fargino & Jeanne Powers . On Wednesday to Bonnie Peete, Hayden Backlund, Eilene Gebrian, Charles Tobe & Pat Bassle.

    Adrian's Custard & Beef is scheduled to reopen on March 18, 2024.

   GI Rotary Club Solar Eclipse Presentation is Saturday, March 2nd. See details.

   Pancake breakfast to benefit Neighbors Foundation is at Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks, Sunday, March 3rd from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Donation $10.

   Grand Island Historical Society General Meeting & Program will be at the Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road on Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker is Erie County Park Ranger Nicole Klimowicz sharing a power point presentation on "Wildlife in Winter".

   CRED4GI To Hold First Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. Based on feedback received from a recent outreach, CRED4GI will hold a public meeting with interested members on March 7th, from 7-9pm at the Community Room at the Grand Island Visitors Center on Alvin Road.

   You can now get your tickets to Grand Island Rotary Meat Raffle - Saturday, March 9th at Cristoforo Colombo Society Hall. See FLYER.

    St. Timothy Community Wide Chili Cook-Off is Saturday, March 9th at the church (1453 Staley). To enter a chili for judging, you can fill out the Google Form on the website, https://www.sttimothygrandisland.com/chili-cook-off. See FLYER.

   March 13th - Backyard Wildlife - Presented by Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry at the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road. Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Learn tricks to encourage wildlife into your backyard! Explore the do's and don'ts, the best backyard wildlife to attract and why these critters are so important to have around. No registration required.

   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.

   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 22, 2023

    Happy birthday Thursday, February 22nd to Jim Zilliox & Ralph Quarantillo and on Friday to Sherry DeBruyn, Paula Nakayama, Sophia Black, Linda Gerristad & John Whitney. On Saturday, happy birthday to Brian Robinson & Jan Yardley. On Sunday, happy birthday to Dennis Donovan, Scott Tetreault, Kevin Brock & Mary Williams. Happy birthday on Monday to David Rogers, Debbie Kennedy-Rogoza, Jay Hollinger, William Madigan & Lynn Dingey. Happy birthday Tuesday to Gabrielle Robinson, Kevin Koch Jr., Mike Cali & David Passanese. On Wednesday to JMary Ann Love, David Steggs, Patrick McMahon, Peggie Bastian.

   Sandy Syracuse turns the BIG "60" on Sunday, February 25, 2024. Happy Birthday Sandy!!


   American Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Stephen School, 2080 Baseline Road, on Saturday, February 24th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. See FLYER. Thank You Gift

   My family is looking for photos from 1968, of a red and white striped hot air balloon my dad owned. He would take off from our back yard at 2249 Stony Point Road. The Simpson family, who lived across the street, have a short film clip, thanks Laurie! Please contact me at jodi@giecom.net if you have anything in your old photo albums.

    GI Rotary Club Solar Eclipse Presentation is Saturday, March 2nd. See details.

   You can now get your tickets to Grand Island Rotary Meat Raffle - Saturday, March 9th at Cristoforo Colombo Society Hall. See FLYER.

   March 13th - Backyard Wildlife - Presented by Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry at the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road. Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Learn tricks to encourage wildlife into your backyard! Explore the do's and don'ts, the best backyard wildlife to attract and why these critters are so important to have around. No registration required.

   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.

   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 15, 2023

    Happy birthday Thursday, February 15th to Herman Roberts, Philip Sahlem, Todd Sipson, Kellie Kehoe, Daniel Baney & Donna Tomkins and on Friday to Deborah Parker, Marianne Ward & Lynne Rimer. On Saturday, happy birthday to Kathy Garlapow, Lillian Brenner, Aaron Delavalle, Chuck Delavalle & Swaran Dhaliwal. On Sunday, happy birthday to Michelle Gast, Patrick Stouter, Chris Ciszek & Barbara Wudyka. Happy birthday 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 to Jim Zilliox & Ralph Quarantillo.

   VFW EGG-Credible Breakfast takes place on Saturday, February 17th. See FLYER.

   American Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Stephen School, 2080 Baseline Road, on Saturday, February 24th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. See FLYER. Thank You Gift

   You can now get your tickets to Grand Island Rotary Meat Raffle - Saturday, March 9th at Cristoforo Colombo Society Hall. See FLYER.

   March 13th - Backyard Wildlife - Presented by Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry at the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road. Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Learn tricks to encourage wildlife into your backyard! Explore the do's and don'ts, the best backyard wildlife to attract and why these critters are so important to have around. No registration required.

   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.

   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 8, 2023

    Happy birthday Thursday, February 8th to Jayne Carrig, Mary Sitarski, Diane Garey, Diane Gurbacki, Sarah Klock, David Santa Lucia, Jadon Garman, Carleigh Rodriguez, Sheila Strott & Jackson Tower and on Friday to Elinor Wiant, Linda Tomkiel, Chris Ford & Dory Smith Matwijkow. On Saturday, happy birthday to Renee Gietz & Kaylee Montana. On Sunday, happy birthday to Jackie Walt, Joanne Metzger, Joan Barone, Dominic Mazzola & Amanda Kaiser Wayne. Happy birthday on Monday to Kim Kalman, Carol Roesch, twins Patty Rink & sister Penny Linenfelser, Jayce Claus, Jack Muscarella & Charles Ackerman. Happy birthday Tuesday to Laura Sexton, Adam Dahlberg, Mitchell Matthews, Nancy Hamm-Johnson, Hans Sterzelbach & Emma Wheeler. On Wednesday to Shirley Martin.

   GI Relay For Life Mardi Gras Crockpot Cook Off is at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13th at Ellden's at River Oaks. See FLYER.

   You can now get your tickets to Grand Island Rotary Meat Raffle - Saturday, March 9th at Cristoforo Colombo Society Hall. See FLYER.

   Improvements will be made to Veterans Park, thanks to grants. They will include new drainage on the athletic fields and improvements to the Miracle League area.

   March 13th - Backyard Wildlife - Presented by Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry at the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road. Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Learn tricks to encourage wildlife into your backyard! Explore the do's and don'ts, the best backyard wildlife to attract and why these critters are so important to have around. No registration required.

   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.

   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 1, 2023

    Happy birthday Thursday, February 1st to Judith Pack, Mandy Malaney, Ryan Pecoraro, Clyde Hickok & Sydney Mazur and on Friday to Leigh Ann Bukhari, Laura Matthews, Lee Richard, Bob Hillock, Don Kaiser, Cheryl Wasson, Natalie Kopf , Dominic Pullano, Eileen Crane, Carol Maul & Surjit Kaur. On Saturday, happy birthday to Joan Savoy Dlugokinski, Ilene Dee & Ryan Timmerman. On Sunday, happy birthday to Geraldine Kowalski, Emma Hall, Christopher Drew, Juliette Caprio, Mark VonWryeza, Mary Lou Jerge, Dan Ryan, Sophie Cane, Pete Marston & Maureen Lewis. Happy birthday on Monday to Geraldine ( Jeri) Benzing & Kip Staub. Happy birthday Tuesday to Linda Tufillaro, Olivia Wenner, Noelle Linenfelser & Cody Okelberry. On Wednesday to Glenn Skelly.

   Saturday, February 3rd: Grab your friends and join the annual Band & Basket Raffle to raise money for Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society at Mallwitz's Island Lanes. Basket Raffle 6PM - 10PM. $5/sheet of 25 tickets or 3 sheets for $10. Live Band - Wide Right plays from 8PM - Midnight. No cover charge! Bar will be open and food available!!

   Also Saturday, February 3rd: St Stephen School Family Night Out is Saturday, February 3rd from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. See flyer for details.

   March 13th - Backyard Wildlife - Presented by Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry at the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road. Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Learn tricks to encourage wildlife into your backyard! Explore the do's and don'ts, the best backyard wildlife to attract and why these critters are so important to have around. No registration required.

   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 Grand Island Central School District Board of Education holds the first of their bi-yearly joint meetings with the Grand Island Town Board in the professional development room of Grand Island High School on Monday January 29, 2024. See VIDEO.

   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.

   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.


January 25, 2023

    Happy birthday Thursday, January 25 to Patricia Webb Scott, Al Ackerman, Jason MacClelland, Colton Wilkinson. Sam Giglia, Judy Polizzi & Carolyn Spacone and on Friday to Sharon Tokash, John Dudley, Tommy Geblein, Wayne Baumler & Mary Caldwell. On Saturday, happy birthday to Sabrina Butcher, Brent Minet, Mary Stewart & Pat Shickluna. On Sunday, happy birthday to Kelly Cunningham, Jason Vallina, Tom Burkman, Barbara Grabiec & Elaine Gibney. Happy birthday on Monday to Arlene Larry, Kevin Kelley, Eric Sharpe & Nicholas Penque. Happy birthday Tuesday to David Clayton III. On Wednesday to Ronald Duguay, Hailee Clayton, Conner Bolles, Anthony Mondi & Regina Truitt.

   Saturday, February 3rd: Grab your friends and join the annual Band & Basket Raffle to raise money for Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society at Mallwitz's Island Lanes. Basket Raffle 6PM - 10PM. $5/sheet of 25 tickets or 3 sheets for $10. Live Band - Wide Right plays from 8PM - Midnight. No cover charge! Bar will be open and food available!!

   Also Saturday, February 3rd: St Stephen School Family Night Out is Saturday, February 3rd from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. See flyer for details.

   Extended to January 28th. Rotary Club of Grand Island is host its annual Undie Sunday 2024 collection between Jan 14 – 28, the collection of new and unused underclothing and socks There is a particular need for warm socks, T-shirts, men’s underwear, sizes Large, Extra Large and XX Large and all women’s undergarments including leggings. The donated items will be distributed to the Community Mission of Niagara Falls and other missions in the area. Drop off locations.

   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 Grand Island Central School District Board of Education held their General Session Meeting in the Little Theater of Veronica Connor Middle School in Grand Island, NY on Monday January 8, 2024. See VIDEO.

   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.

   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.


January 18, 2024

    Happy birthday Thursday, January 18 Caitlin Schwinge, Gail Becher, Peter & Paul Minton, Robert Davis & Linda Piro and on Friday to Mackenzie Hassan, Kristyn Brown & Susan Razmus. On Saturday, happy birthday to Fran Burrows, Kaylee Connell, Andrew Masiello, Josh Lange, Dustin Gushue, Brenda Hollfelder & Diane Haney. On Sunday, happy birthday to Pat Caffery Roncone, Mary Cooke, John Gast, Dennis Lach & Ron Pavis. Happy birthday on Monday to Kurt Lorence, Jean Bousquet & Joanne Browne. Happy birthday Tuesday to Jonathan Minton, Allison Boron, Mark Leffler & Mary Jane Clark. On Wednesday to Louie Freitas, Joyce Warning, Hunter Schmidt, Sarah Ramsperger, Benjamin DeFranks, Tyler Meyer & Warren Becher.

    Happy anniversary to Karen & Rom Figler who were married on January 23, 1982.

   The Cinderella Isle Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 6:30 pm (note time change) at Trinity Church, 2100 Whitehaven Rd, Grand Island, NY. Our meeting will include a dinner of "Crazy Casserole Concoctions" followed by a program by Carol Ann Harlos.

   Extended to January 28th. Rotary Club of Grand Island is host its annual Undie Sunday 2024 collection between Jan 14 – 28, the collection of new and unused underclothing and socks There is a particular need for warm socks, T-shirts, men’s underwear, sizes Large, Extra Large and XX Large and all women’s undergarments including leggings. The donated items will be distributed to the Community Mission of Niagara Falls and other missions in the area. Drop off locations.

   VFW Post 9249 Events: Saturday, January 20th; EGG-Hilirating Breakfast and Soup-A-Palooza! Everyone welcome!

    There is an Emergency Blood Shortage. Please donate: Grand Island Fire Company, Tuesday, January 23rd, FLYER.

    St. Stephen School Family Night Out is Saturday, February 3, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Looking for some indoor fun during this cold winter?? Come join us for some carnival fun with a Magic Show, face painting, balloon twisting, hair tinsel or braiding. See flyer for details.

    Make plans to attend the Annual Band & Basket Raffle to raise money for Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society at Mallwitz's Island Lanes, Saturday, February 3rd. Basket Raffle 6PM - 10PM. $5/sheet of 25 tickets or 3 sheets for $10. Live Band - Wide Right plays from 8PM - Midnight. No cover charge! Bar will be open and food 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 Grand Island Central School District Board of Education held their General Session Meeting in the Little Theater of Veronica Connor Middle School in Grand Island, NY on Monday January 8, 2024. See VIDEO.

   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.


January 11, 2024

    Happy birthday Thursday, January 11 Debbie Stack, Joyce Neil, Susan Head, Art Ciechoski, Mark Landroche, Jack Roesch, Bob Marcel & Stephan R. Kovacs, Jr. and on Friday to Barbara Fritchey, Lyle Dinsmore & Adam Kopf. On Saturday, happy birthday to James Winter, Greg Bell, Lynn Henschel & Paula Zucarelli. On Sunday, happy birthday to Carolina Luciani, Mike Rustowicz, Evan Carey, Dolores Hoefner & Sylvia McGinn. Happy birthday on Monday to Anthony Masocco, Jennifer Farrell & Carol Boreali. Happy birthday Tuesday to Amber Malaney, Don Burrows, Joyce Hornbeck, Sudha Sharma, Earl DeGlopper Jr., Carroll Becker, Sue Fleischauer, Joy Mesmer & Darlene Hewitt. On Wednesday to Justin Sondel, Ron Sutton, Hank Kammerer, Nick Kingston, Marvin Mack & Barbara Creighton.

   Rotary Club of Grand Island is hosting its annual Undie Sunday 2024 collection between Jan 14 – 21,the collection of new and unused underclothing and socks. There is a particular need for warm socks, T-shirts, men’s underwear, sizes Large, Extra Large and XX Large and all women’s undergarments including leggings. The donated items will be distributed to the Community Mission of Niagara Falls and other missions in the area. Drop off locations.

   The Cinderella Isle Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 6:30 pm at Trinity Church, 2100 Whitehaven Rd, Grand Island, NY. Our meeting will include a dinner of "Crazy Casserole Concoctions" followed by a program by Carol Ann Harlos.

   VFW Post 9249 Events: Saturday, January 20th; EGG-Hilirating Breakfast and Soup-A-Palooza! Everyone welcome!

   Parish Players Audition Notice - SpongeBob Musical, January 20 & 21, Audition Sign Up Link.

    There is an Emergency Blood Shortage. Please donate: Grand Island Fire Company, Tuesday, January 23rd, FLYER.

    Make plans to attend the Annual Band & Basket Raffle to raise money for Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society at Mallwitz's Island Lanes, Saturday, February 3rd. Basket Raffle 6PM - 10PM. $5/sheet of 25 tickets or 3 sheets for $10. Live Band - Wide Right plays from 8PM - Midnight. No cover charge! Bar will be open and food 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 Grand Island Central School District Board of Education held their General Session Meeting in the Little Theater of Veronica Connor Middle School in Grand Island, NY on Monday January 8, 2024. See VIDEO.

   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.


January 2, 2024

   Quick trip south...send any breaking news to reg@raru.com.

    Happy birthday Thursday, January 4 Gail Berti, Karen Woods, Michael Dowd, Christine Ryan & Hollis Schopp and on Friday to Peggy Boettcher Fuller, Kathy Boettcher Stisser, Sue Novits, Dennis McCloskey, Jake Dixon & Marissa Aceti. On Saturday, happy birthday to Michael Lockett, Melissa Clement Hill, Ron Webb, Dale Morgan, Kathy McNulty, Sandy Less, Florence Prawel, Jacqueline Goris Foote & John Bidell Sr.. On Sunday, happy birthday to Craig Davis & Eric Reimann. Happy birthday on Monday to Heidi Rust, Sharon Koehler, Sharon Minet, Nicholas Heftka, Alexandria Anderson, Michael Klipich, Jean Siess & Sherilyn Gillard. Happy birthday Tuesday to Dale Morgan, Richard Brzyski, Sam Loquasto & Martha Merrinan. On Wednesday to Patricia & Scott Shaw, Sheila Colan & Darlene Conners.

    Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ Pop-Up at VFW Post 9249, 2121 Grand Island Blvd. Wednesday, January 3rd from noon - 6:00 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.