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Long Awaited New and Improved Guestbook 2003
The Isledegrande.com Guestbook is up and additions will show up on a daily basis. Click Guestbook and sign in!
Isledegrande Has Record 8467 "Hits" For Month of July
July 31, 2003 . . .The Grand Island E-News at Isledegrande.com broke another record in hits to the site during July 2003. The old record of 8085 fell short at the end of the month when the count reached 8467. Thank you advertisers for supporting our home town "paper," and thank you readers, for letting friends and family know all about our Island news, photos and features.
FREE Yellow Page Listings For All Island Businesses
The Yellow Page icon in the shape of Grand Island on the front page of Isledegrande.com is a "click-to" to our Yellow Pages which lists ALL Island businesses. Make sure your listing in GIECOM's Yellow Pages is correct. Corrections may be emailed to email@example.com.
Isledegrande.com's Business Sponsors are hyperlinked from our Yellow Pages, part of the "Sponsorship Package". This is just one of several places our advertisers are listed at Isledegrande.com.
Isledegrande Has Record 2075 "Hits" Last Week - July 2003
The Grand Island E-News at Isledegrande.com broke another record in hits to the site last week. The old record of 1924 fell short at the end of the week when the count totaled 2075. Thank you advertisers for supporting our home town "paper," and thank you readers, for letting friends and family know all about our Island news, photos and features.
Isledegrande.com apologizes for the sporadic absence of our Guestbook Email Directory and Grad List. The problem has been resolved, and we regret any inconvenience this may have caused.
The Truth About SPAM
By Josh Lange
Click Truth About Spam for the story.
School Board Reporter Wanted
Isledegrande.com is looking for a school board reporter to cover the Grand Island School District board meetings, held the second and fourth Monday of each month and usually lasting from 1-2 hours. Those interested in the position are asked to send a resume with salary requirements to Isledegrande.com c/o Teddy Linenfelser, 1871 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY 14072. For further information, call 773-6789 ext. 116.
GIECOM'S NEW ONLINE FORUM
"WWW.GINY.US" made its debut on Friday April 18, 2003. Featuring a series of subjects about Grand Island life, it provides an interactive forum for Islanders from around the world. To Register Click Here and choose a username and supply a valid email address, and don't worry as it is protected. Your password will automatically be emailed to you. Then go to the Logon Screen and you are on your way. You won't be disappointed. We think it is the best thing that has happened to Grand Island since the bridges.
The forum features a variety of ways to connect with others including live discussions, interesting topics and instant messages between online users. There is a language filter to make it fun and safe for the whole family. Also the Giecom Tech Crew acts as Moderators, viewing the message board for inappropriate materials. For those IsledeGranders who have signed our Guestbook, a Username and Password have been emailed to you. If you haven't signed the guestbook, just head over to our IsledeGrande Survey and Sign In. A great place to meet up with old friends.
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Be Included In The Isledegrande.com Email and Graduation Directories
Check out our Guestbook and please consider signing on. It is a great way to hear from old friends and you can automatically be included in the email directory and the Isledegrande.com graduation directory which lists names by class year. Increasing readership and increasing the number of entries in our directories is what keeps the Grand Island e-News at Isledegrande.com going. Our sponsor? GIECOM.NET, internet access provider, technical services, website design and more.
GI e-News Celebrates 2nd Anniversary!!
By Teddy Linenfelser
Imagine a newspaper on line, available to former Islanders across the world and everyone right here in town - every week - with updates in between. Reg Schopp, who owns the companies involved, talked about the possibility for a long time before actually producing the first edition of the Grand Island e-News on October 28, 2000. We've come a long way in two years. Click Our First Issue and compare it with front pages of today. Our Grand Island e-News is strictly that - all and only Grand Island news, and our "hit count" is our reward and shows that readership has grown and keeps growing at a phenomenal rate. Because you like what we are doing here at Isledegrande.com, won't you please spread the word?
Grand Island e-News at Isledegrande.com is sponsored by GIECOM.NET and located at 1871 Whitehaven Road (773-6256 - ext. 116). We welcome your news! We want your news! Group representatives are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org upcoming events, including human interest items, sports, weddings, births, deaths, business promotions, awards....you name it. Most news will be promoted on the front page.
FIRST SESQUICENTENNIAL BABY CONTEST WINNER
Alexandria Francesca Anderson was born January 8th, 2002 at 8:37 a.m.
Tim & Patty Anderson of Spicer Creek Run are the proud parents, congratulations! The First Sesquicentennial Baby Contest is being sponsored by GIECOM.net.
RULES: First baby born to Grand Island residents in this our Sesquicentennial Year of 2002! Call 773-6789 with your exciting news or email email@example.com. Deadline for consideration, February 15, 2001.
Prizes: pedicure (Absolute Paradise), $20 gift certificate (Beach House Restaurant), gift pack (Chocolate House), bottle of champagne (Colonial Liquor Store), one month gift certificate (Curves for Women), pewter baby cup (deSignet International), fresh flower arrangement (Flower a Day), 5x7 portrait (Freelance Foto Service), $50 U.S. Savings Bond (HSBC-Grand Island), family portrait on website & framed photo (Isledegrande.com), two chocolate bottles (Kelly's Country Store), outdoor baby sign (Mr. Stork), $50 gift certificate (Phin's-Holiday Inn Grand Island), gift certificate (Wavelengths Hair Salon), gift certificate (X Press Cleaners) infant embroidered sesquicentennial tee shirt and baby blanket (Genesis Embroidery & Giecom.net).
By Josh Lange
Currently, there is a new virus going around, and it's spreading at an unbelievable rate. This virus, known as the BadTrans (W32.BadTrans.B@mm) Virus, was discovered on November 24, 2001 and has since infected thousands of computers. The BadTrans Virus is a MAPI worm that emails itself out using different file names. If you have this virus, it WILL send itself to anyone you have ever emailed or received email from before. Once this Virus is opened on your computer, it will repeat the process and mail to everyone you have emailed in the past. Also, this virus makes a log of everything you type (logins, passwords, networks...) and mails the creators of this virus lists of all your information. This is a very dangerous virus.
A FEW HINTS FOR PREVENTION
Unforunately, since this virus is sent out automatically from people's computers, you may get it from someone you know and trust, and could look to be safe. However, that person does not even know they have sent it to you. So, do NOT open attachments on emails UNLESS you are sure you know what it is, and you know the person has sent it to you. Another key giveaway for this virus is the filename and extension. The filename is very vague (Pics, images, README...) and there are TWO extensions on it (.doc, .mp3, .zip followed by .pif, or .scr). So for example, a filename could be Pics.doc.scr. If you see one of these files do not open them.
If you believe your computer has been infected with this virus, all hope is not lost. This is a virus that can be repaired. First, make sure your virus protection is up to date, and run a virus scan. If the virus is found, your software will try to repair it. Unfortunately, this is a virus that is often unrepairable through the virus software. If you have this virus and your software cannot repair it, or if you have any questions regarding this virus, please feel free to call our tech support at GIECOM.NET at (716) 773-6789.
Happy Birthday, IsledeGrande.com
A Grand Island, NY Online Newspaper was born on Saturday, October 28, 2000 at "www.Isledegrande.com". That first issue carried nine stories with photos, including articles on the Connections Program, Crime Prevention and the Seneca Indian Land Claim. Longtime resident and jeweler Reg Schopp (deSignet International) has not only accomplished his dream of creating an on-line newspaper for the town of Grand Island, but has produced individual "news" webpages for most organizations, churches and schools on the Island.
News editor is Teddy Linenfelser, formerly with the Island Dispatch and the Grand Island Record. Joelle Logue, former editor of the Island Dispatch and the Grand Island Record, covers town board action as well as other Grand Island news. Former school board member and local reporter Lee Cohen reports school district news. Barbi Lare and Fred Claus serve as news photographers. Bruce Muranis and Mike Mehltretter offer informative information regarding your PC and can fix any problems you may have with it.
As part of the e-News birthday celebration, the first of several contests was announced last week. Readers are encouraged to check out the "Guess What" game page featured on today's front page. IsledeGrande.com, sponsored by GIECOM.NET, has been featuring Island information to the world continuously since 1997, connecting hundreds of old friends with its E-mail Directory and Graduation List, a record of which we are VERY PROUD!
We have had over 77,000 readers visit our site since June 1999. The guest book has listed over 700+ new visitors each year since its debut in the fall of 1997, and at the present time we have over 2100 active e-mail addresses - and the list grows longer every day.
New Marketing Strategy for Island Businesses
GIECOM.Net announced today that it will be offering "WebAds" to benefit small retail businesses. The "WebAd" concept evolves around a permanent webpage under the GIECOM umbrella that will describe the business, including basic information about the owners, hours, services offered as well as location, phone numbers and photos of products. The URL (Universal Resource Locator or Internet Address) of this "WebAd" is unique and can be accessed in a stand alone format from anywhere in the world. The "WebAd" is $120 per year. If the business is interested, a front page link to the "WebAd" identifying new products or services, specials etc. will be available once a month for a $20 insertion fee. Check out our first "WebAd" customer, Maria's Hallmark. Make sure your FREE listing in GIECOM's Yellow Pages is correct. Please Fill out our online form. Please note the concept of our new "WebAd" is not to be confused with the ethnic colaloquialism "We Bad" although the statement definitely applies to GIECOM's Marketing Team.
Grand Island E-News Offers Special Internet Service
Your Grand Island e-News is providing special web pages for clubs, church groups, scouts, schools, town news etc. which have been set up to accommodate the stories we publish weekly. Your news is being archived one story (and picture) at a time, especially if you are contributing information to the Grand Island E-News on a regular basis.
Your Grand Island e-Newspaper offers current town and school news, local obituaries, "Between The Bridges," an event calendar, "Old Photo Album of Pictures From the Past," and organization news.
And if you've missed anything in our paper, it's still there. Just look back, as far back as you would like to. Each page is like a journal with the stories and pictures posted as far back as our beginning and the intent is to keep that concept.
E-mail your news, announcements, photos and anything else you would like to have considered for publication. News submission may also be mailed or dropped off at Grand Island e-News, 1871 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY 14072. For further information, call Editor Teddy Linenfelser at 773-6789.
GIECOM.net To Hold Introductory Web-Hosting Seminar & Open House
Are you interested in putting your products on the Internet? Reg Schopp and Kim Baldassare and the GIECOM.net marketing team will hold the first in a series of Web Information Seminars from 7:30-9 p.m. Monday, February 12 at the Village Inn. Hopefully, in reviewing your needs, we can simplify the steps for you to profit from Internet exposure. This is a perfect opportunity to find out just what makes a website work.
Monday night's seminar will stress web design, web hosting, fees and marketing. There is no charge and refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
GIECOM Increases Staff
Bruce Marinus offers the public personal home computer related trouble-shooting and tech support, computer repairs and upgrades and the building of new systems.
Not sure of what kind of system you need, how fast it should be, or what size hard drive you should have? Bruce will explain what types of internet access are available and what is best for you. This is just one of the many services provided through GIECOM.net.
GIECOM's Marketing Team Helps deSignet Set Another Record Year - 2001
February 8, 2001 . . .Kim Baldassare and the GIECOM staff have developed a marketing team unsurpassed by local competition. Combining the skills of Katerina Fees in site registration; Hollis Busch, website design specialist; Robert Kopf, graphic designer; Bruce Marinus, technician; Reg Schopp, marketing consultant; and Teddy Linenfelser, publicist.
This team goes that extra mile with the services it offers to other on-line businesses, incorporating internet marketing with classic web design. In comparison to the thousands of other site developers, GIECOM.net has a successful track record of selling products, from hand-carved walking sticks at www.RandyMacIntyre.com to custom wedding rings at www.Raru.com and from Metro Realty's homes at www.gi-towncenter.com to collectible Teddy Bears at www.deelor.com.
GIECOM offers internet access, website design and hosting, partnered with Prime Communications,largest ISP in WNY, for their internet backbone and technical support. It is definitely worth your while to consider GIECOM for your computer and internet needs.
Site registration is an art in itself and is perhaps the most important part of internet marketing. Katerina Fees, with an economics background, has spent hundreds of hours researching each search engine's advantages and disadvantages, focusing on connecting GIECOM's websites to the world.
With Hollis Busch in site design and development, Bob Kopf in graphic design, Reg Schopp for marketing and design skills, and Bruce Marinus for technical support, GIECOM's team is second to none.
GIECOM is located in the center of Grand Island, NY at 1871 Whitehaven Road, next door to deSignet Jewelry.
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