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Published by ryanemcca, 2019-02-13 10:25:17

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Cover photo by Paul Leuchner New York
Community & Visitors Guide 2019


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1353 Ransom Road
2085 Baseline Road
Grand Island, New York 14072

Phone: 716-775-5616

Email:

info@islandkidsccc.com
Website:
www.islandkidsccc.com

Ages 6 weeks to 12 years old

Preschool and Pre-K

Before and After School

Summer camp & day camp

Program Incentives

12 weeks to 5 years of age

INCLUDED IN TUITION
• Music and Movement with Mr. Greg
• Art
• Library in our onsite library
• Weekly physical education in our

gymnasium
• Fit-4-Kids
• Zumba
• Yoga


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Welcome to the newest publication of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce! Part OUTDOORS ATTRACTIONS
magazine, part Chamber directory, the Discover Grand Island Community & Visitors
Guide is your source for information about everything to see and do on Grand Island. EVENTS
Whether you’re a lifelong resident or a first-time visitor, this magazine is full of
information about this beautiful place we call home. FOOD & DRINK
Grand Island is a quiet community nestled between the “Queen City of the Great
Lakes” (Buffalo) and the “Cataract City” (Niagara Falls), a community surrounded by LODGING
the majestic waters of the Niagara River, a location steeped in history and a place
where parks, recreation and open space abound. Grand Island is truly the “Heart of SERVICES
the Niagara.”
Established in 1948, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has been supporting
Grand Island businesses and the community for more than 70 years! We hope
residents and visitors alike will keep this publication handy as a guide to the many
outdoor recreational activities, area attractions, local events, dining establishments
and businesses that make Grand Island a great place to live, work and play. We
invite you to Discover Grand Island!

Sincerely,
Eric Fiebelkorn
President
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce


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The native Seneca’s called it “Ga-we-not,” meaning the Great Island. The colonial French called it “La
Grande Île.” Grand Island — “the Heart of the Niagara” — is a 28-square-mile island in the middle of
the Upper Niagara River, centrally located between Buffalo (“the Queen City of the Great Lakes”) and
Niagara Falls (“the Cataract City”); a mere three-and-a-half miles upstream from the world-famous
precipice! Grand Island is a destination like no other with some of the most unique recreational
opportunities in the country. It is also a great place to live and raise a family with a low cost of living
and high quality of life.

The Town of Grand Island is actually comprised of four separate islands: Grand Island, Beaver Island,
Buckhorn Island and Pirates Island. Their combined land mass is more than five square miles, which is
larger than the islands that make up Manhattan, but with a lot less people! Grand Island is roughly
eight miles long and six miles across (at its widest) and very flat — there is only about 20 feet of
difference between the highest and lowest points on the Island.

Grand Island has a strong foothold in the colonial history of the U.S. dating back to the French and
Indian War up through the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Its towering oak trees were used
to produce barrel staves for rum and molasses in the West Indies and also to build some of the largest
clipper ships in America. In 1815, the State of New York purchased Grand Island from the Iroquois
nation for just $1,000.

Grand Island grew into a rural community of flourishing farms, quality hay crops and prolific orchards.
It was also home to many productive hunting and fishing camps. Grand Island would later house
amusement parks, picnic groves and the summer homes and social clubs of affluent Buffalonians. In
addition, many famous hotels, such as the Bedell House, were built on the island for those who could
not afford a summer villa. People relished the bucolic setting and convenient location not far from the
city. Grand Island has been a recreational destination for over 150 years!

Historic River Lea Future U.S. President and Buffalo native Grover Cleveland
was a frequent visitor to Grand Island. He was a charter
member of the Jolly Reefers, a Grand Island sportsmen’s Background photo by Paul Leuchner
club located on Beaver Island. In addition, Cleveland’s
uncle, prominent Buffalonian Lewis F. Allen, for whom
Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood is named, owned a nearby
summer home known as River Lea. Allen founded the
Falconwood Club, one of Grand Island’s most prominent
social clubs. River Lea, which is located in present-day
Beaver Island State Park, is now home to the Grand Island
Historical Society. This historic home is now operated as a
museum dedicated to Grand Island’s rich history.

Previously part of the Town of Tonawanda, the Erie County Board of Supervisors created the separate
Town of Grand Island in 1852. Grand Island was only accessible by boat or ferry until the first bridge to
the island was constructed in June of 1935. Now home to four bridges and the New York State
Thruway, Grand Island is easily accessible and conveniently located within the Buffalo Niagara Region.

More information about the history of Grand Island can be found in the “Cinderella Island” publication
available in the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce office.

STEP-IN-TIME STUDIO OF DANCE. INSPIRATION THROUGH DANCE. CALL (716) 773-1881!


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Important Numbers AD2 ABOUT

Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 “Flowers whisper OUTDOORS ATTRACTIONS
Emergency (Cell Phones). . . . . . (716) 773-7508 more than words
Fire Department Non-Emergency . . . . 773-4334 can say”
Grand Island Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 858-2903
Grand Island Town Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . 773-9600 2119 Grand Island Blvd
Grand Island Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 773-7124 (716)773-4252
Grand Island Post Office . . . . . . . . . . . 773-5355
Grand Island Highway Department . . . 773-9632 www.floweraday.net
Grand Island Code Enforcement . . . . . 773-9600
Grand Island Water Plant 24/7 . . . . . . . 773-9641 Your Local Island Florist for EVERY occasion:
Grand Island Wastewater Plant 24/7 . . 773-9660
Grand Island Dog Control Officer . . . . 556-1066 Holiday Presents, Centerpieces, Anniversaries, Thank
Erie County S.P.C.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 875-7360
Erie County Sheriff’s Department . . . . . 858-2903 You Gifts, Birthday Celebrations, New Babies, Date
Erie County Public Works Dept. . . . . . . 858-7966
NYS Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 773-9651 Night, Wedding, Sympathy… We can keep going …
NYS Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278-1770
NYS Parks Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278-1777 Give us a calQl toUdaAy! RTER PAGE
NYS Dept. of Environ. Conservation . . 851-7000 FULL COLOR
NYS Dept. of Transportation . . . . . . . . 847-3238
NYS Thruway Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . 631-9017 10% Off3.5” W x 4.75” H
U.S. Coast Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-9500
U.S. Customs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-8300 InFSLtOoSrWeOMELRDercAThOaDnAdYise
U.S. Border Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-331-0353
U.S. Homeland Security . . . . . . . 1-800-424-8802 Excludes Jewelry, Wire/Relay Orders & Everything Grand Island.
E-ZPass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-333-8655 Cannot be combined with other offers. Not valid in February or May.
E-ZPass Cashless Tolling . . . . . . 1-844-826-8400
Pinto Sanitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 775-0123 2119 Grand Island Blvd (716) 773-4252
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Ctr. . . 278-4000
Kenmore Mercy Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . 447-6121 Expiration Date: 11/30/2019
Poison Control Center . . . . . . . . .1-800-222-1222
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Quick Facts FOOD & DRINK

Geography QUARTER PAGE LODGING
• The Town of Grand Island is actually four FULL COLOR
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islands: Grand, Beaver, Buckhorn & Pirates 3.5” W x 4.75” H
• It is 28.3 sq. mi. in size or 18,093 acres SOLD TO
• Niagara Falls is just 3.6 miles downstream
• Avg. depth of Upper Niagara River is 15 ft. BETTY HARRIS, METRO TOWN
• Avg. water flow is 205,000 cu. ft./sec. CENTER REALTY
Population
• Population is approx. 20,735 people
• Median age is 41.7 years old
• 40.3% of adults have a bachelor’s degree
• 56.2% of population claims Italian, Irish,

and/or Polish descent

DID YOU KNOW? PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND WAS A FREQUENT VISITOR TO GRAND ISLAND


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CHCAhMamBbEeRrOoFf CCOoMmMmeErRcCe E

The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purposes of advancing the
economic, industrial, professional, cultural and civic welfare of Grand Island; to encourage the
growth of existing industries and businesses, while giving assistance to any new firms or individuals
seeking to locate in Grand Island; to support all of these activities believed to be beneficial to the
community and area and, in general, to promote the welfare of all area citizens following always
those policies intended to accomplish the greatest good for the greatest number.

Business & Community Promotion - The Chamber works hard to promote businesses and the
community by hosting events; providing sponsorship and advertising opportunities; publishing the
monthly “Channels” newsletter, annual “Discover Grand Island Community & Visitors Guide,” and
the “Grand Island Map”; and partnering with new businesses to organize ribbon cuttings and grand
opening, which culminate in positive press through local news outlets.

Business Learning & Networking Events - The
Chamber of Commerce hosts seminars and other
events designed to help our members learn about
new business opportunities including resources to
help grow their businesses, better serve their
customers and become more efficient.

Citizen of the Year - The Chamber’s Citizen of the Grand Island Citizen of the Year Honorees - 2018
Year Awards are presented annually to businesses
and individuals whose contributions have made
Grand Island a better place to live, work and play.
The Chamber is proud to recognize those who give
their time and energy to the community.

Light Up The Boulevard - The Chamber organizes this annual community event to kick off the
holiday season. Festivities include an evening light parade, Rudolph Run, the official tree lighting
ceremony, a light display contest, visits with Santa, caroling, vendors, games and more. The event
helps promote Grand Island businesses during the start of the holiday shopping season.

KidBiz - The KidBiz Young Entrepreneur Program teaches students in 2nd through 8th grades what
it takes to run a business. Kids come up with ideas for a product to market and sell and sign a loan
agreement with their parents to cover startup costs. This event, in its 22nd year, is an opportunity
for business leaders to mentor our future entrepreneurs.

Youth Ambassador Program - This program promotes positive interaction between our business
community and students. Each year, two Youth Ambassadors are selected to represent youth at
local business events and to help raise awareness of the economic development of Grand Island.

Scholarship Program - The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Scholarship is awarded to one
high school student each year at their graduation. Applicants are required to submit an essay
describing the type of business they would start on Grand Island and why it would be successful.

You can learn more about the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce at www.gichamber.org.


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OUTDOORS ATTRACTIONS

FULL PAGE | FULL COLOR EVENTS
7.5” W x 10” H
FOOD & DRINK
SOLD TO
GERRIE ANDOLINA LODGING
CENTRY 21 WINKLHOFER
SERVICES
THE GRAND ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS HERE FOR YOUR BUSINESS!


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PARKS & WILDLIFE AREAS

Beaver Island State Park - Located along the Niagara River at the south end of Grand Island, this 950-acre
pet-friendly park has a sandy swimming beach, 80 slip marina with transient slips, fishing access, canoe/
kayak launches, hiking and biking trails, an 18-hole golf course and driving range, disk golf, horseshoe pits,
athletic fields, basketball and volleyball courts, picnic shelters, a restaurant, playgrounds and more.
Waterfowl hunting is allowed seasonally by permit and trails are available for snowmobiling and cross-
country skiing during the winter season. The summer gate fee is $7.

Buckhorn State Park - Located along the Niagara River at the north end of Grand Island, this 895-acre
nature preserve features abundant trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing as well as a fishing
platform, canoe/kayak launch and bird-watching blinds.

Spicer Creek Wildlife Management Area - Located along the Niagara River near East River and Whitehaven
Roads, this 34-acre wildlife area features 1,600 feet of shoreline and 26 acres of wetlands. A trail provides
hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities. Waterfowl hunting is available seasonally by permit.

Margery Gallogly Nature Sanctuary - Located in the area surrounding Assumption Cemetery on Whitehaven
Road, this new 140-acre forested nature preserve is open to the public year-round for passive recreation
such as hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and wildlife viewing.

Veterans Park - Located on Bedell Road, this town park contains athletic fields with concession stands,
basketball and beach volleyball courts, bike trails, a library, a sledding hill, two playgrounds including a
wheelchair-accessible playground and the Miracle League baseball diamond, which provides opportunities
for children and young adults with disabilities to play baseball.

Grand Island Nike Base - Located at 3278 Whitehaven Road, this former Nike missile base is now a town
park featuring six tennis courts, a nine-hole par three golf course, the Grand Island Golden Age Center, a
softball diamond and facilities for town recreation programming.

MULTI-USE TRAILS Veterans Park Bike Path - Asphalt trail beginning near
entrance to Veterans Park with segments leading to
West River Connector Trail - Asphalt trail with Woodstream Meadows subdivision and Baseline
shoreline access along West River connecting Road. Approximately 0.9 miles.
Beaver Island and Buckhorn Island State Parks.
Approximately 8.0 miles.

South Parkway Trail - Asphalt trail that begins at Linear Bike Path - Asphalt trail meandering around Background photo by Paul Leuchner
Beaver Island State Park and follows the South neighborhoods with a small playground along the
Parkway to Staley Road at Grand Island Boulevard. way. Trailhead parking near intersection of Bedell
Connects to the West River and Beaver Island Trails. and Baseline Roads and also in Buckhorn State Park.
Approximately 3.6 miles. Approximately 1.5 miles.

Beaver Island Trail - Asphalt trail meandering Ransom Road Bike Path - Asphalt path from Stony
through Beaver Island State Park. Connects to the Point Road to the Grand Island high school.
West River and South Parkway Trails. Approximately Approximately 0.8 miles.
1.0 mile of designated trail.

Spaulding Trail - Gravel trail beginning near South
Parkway roundabout leading to East River Road in
Ferry Village. Approximately 0.9 miles.


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BLUEWATER MARINA

GOLFING Beaver Island Golf Course EVENTS
2136 W. Oakfield Rd. (in park)
River Oaks Golf Course (716) 773-9680 FOOD & DRINK
201 Whitehaven Rd. 18 Holes / Driving Range / Public Course
(716) 773-3337 Clubhouse dining at “Bogeys” (open to the public)
18 Holes / Driving Range / Pro Shop / Private Course
Clubhouse Dining at “Elldens” (open to the public)

RECREATION 3278 Whitehaven Rd. (716) 773-9682
1715 Bedell Rd. (716) 773-9600
Golden Age Center 1887 Whitehaven Rd. (716) 773-0062
Miracle League 3278 Whitehaven Rd. (716) 773-9680
Mallwitz’s Island Lanes 340 East River Rd. (716) 773-7884
Town Recreation Department
Blue Water Kayak Rental & Tours

OUTDOOR CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Grand Island Rod & Gun Club 1083 Whitehaven Rd. (716) 773-3529 LODGING
Sheridan Transit Rod & Gun Club 551 Ransom Rd. (716) 773-2622
Niagara River Station Fishing Club 355 E. River Rd. (716) 773-0931
East Park Garden Club 3660 E. River Rd. (716) 773-7298
Grand Island Garden Club (716) 773-4652
Grand Island Snowmobile Club (716) 812-2339
Grand Island Farms (716) 514-6544

FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS (716) 773-6343 SERVICES
(716) 773-7915
VFW Post #9249 & Auxillary 2121 Grand Island Blvd. (716) 773-6655
American Legion Post #1346 2524 Grand Island Blvd.
Moose Lodge 2524 Grand Island Blvd.

DID YOU KNOW? THE BUFFALO-NIAGARA REGION IS HOME TO MORE THAN 20 STATE PARKS!


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WOWRoLrDld-CCLlAaSsSs

FISHING

The Upper Niagara River offers some of the best fishing in North
America with a wide array of species to net including largemouth and
smallmouth bass, muskellunge, northern pike, crappie and other fish
species. You can also find abundant perch, walleye and steelhead
trout in nearby Lake Erie.

Lake Erie is famous for trophy-size walleye caught trolling offshore
during the months of July and August. In addition, the last five New
York State record smallmouth bass have come from Lake Erie! Bass
can be found along the entire shoreline with hotspots located along
rocky drop-offs. Steelhead can also be found in area tributaries
between the months of September and April.

Western New York Bassmasters, a bass fishing club, holds a series of
tournaments each year, including an event on the Upper Niagara:
www.wnybassmasters.com/id2.html

Refer to the New York Freshwater Fishing Guide for official regulations
including information on fishing seasons and angling requirements:
www.dec.ny.gov/docs/fish_marine_pdf/fishguide.pdf.

Shore Fishing Sites • Big Six Mile Creek Marina - located along the West
River about halfway between Beaver Island and
• Beaver Island State Park - located on the southern Buckhorn Island State Parks, shore fishing can be
end of Grand Island, shore fishing is available found around the cove forming the marina and at
along the lagoon (Beaver Creek), near the east the mouth of Big Six Mile Creek.
marsh canoe/kayak launch and along the Niagara
River, excluding the designated swimming area.

• Buckhorn Island State Park - located on the • Fisherman's Landing - located at the base of the
northern end of Grand Island, shore fishing is South Grand Island Bridge, Fisherman’s Landing is
available along Woods Creek, which has an a dedicated shore fishing site providing anglers an
accessible fishing platform and also along the elevated point from which to fish.
Niagara River shoreline.

Bait & Tackle Background photo by Paul Leuchner

Bait can be purchased at many convenience stores
on Grand Island. There are also several bait and
tackle shops located just off Grand Island, which can
meet a wider variety of needs. Kayaks can be rented
from Blue Water Marina, including a fishing kayak
fully outfitted with all necessary fishing gear.

Be sure to pick up a copy of the Western New York Photo by Paul Leuchner
Hot Spot Fishing Map for insider information on the
best areas to try your luck:
www2.erie.gov/hotspot


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BOATING EVENTS

The Upper Niagara River offers some of the most scenic boating in the world! Here you can sit on your boat FOOD & DRINK
and watch the sun as it sets over Niagara Falls with the sun reflecting in the mist as it rises high above the
water. Whether you’re into sailing, motoring or paddling, boating is a popular recreational activity in Western
New York and Grand Island provides an excellent base from which to enjoy this activity.

Popular Trips LODGING
• Sail under the Grand island Bridges, admiring these feats of engineering.
• Venture all the way around Grand Island, admiring the view to Canada from West River.
• Dock at one of the transient slips located at Beaver Island and enjoy a day at the park.
• Sail around Strawberry and Pirates Island looking for herons, egrets, ospreys and bald eagles.
• Lock through the historic Black Rock Lock (dating back to 1914) and see the International Railway Bridge

(a turnstile dating back to 1873), Ferry Street Lift Bridge (c. 1913) and Peace Bridge (c. 1927).
• Venture up the Buffalo River to see hulking grain silos towering over the river.
• Sail down the tranquil Erie Canal.

***Be sure to check your charts for shallow areas as water depths can change rapidly, watch out for unlit
channel markers and water intakes and never swim from an anchored boat.

Marinas

Anchor Marine 1501 Ferry Rd. (716) 773-7063 | gas, sales, parts & service, private slips
Big Six Mile Creek Marina 3219 Whitehaven Rd. (716) 773-3270 | gas, private slips, public launch
Blue Water Marina 340 East River Rd. (716) 773-7884 | gas, parts & service, slips, public launch
River Oaks Marina 3001 East River Rd. (716) 774-0050 | private slips, transient slips
SERVICES
A complete list of public boat launch sites, including canoe and kayak launches can be found at:
www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/23898.html

DID YOU KNOW? A 33-LB WORLD RECORD COHO SALMON WAS CAUGHT IN LAKE ONTARIO!


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Photo by Aaron Bobeck Photography Fantasy Island Amusement Park

Photo by Grand Island Farms 2400 Grand Island Blvd.
(716) 773-7591
www.fantasyislandny.com
This amusement park has something for everybody,
from their wide selection of children’s rides and
family-friendly entertainment to their world-class thrill
rides, water slides and roller coasters! One
affordable price grants guests admission to both the
theme park and Splashaway Bay water park.

Grand Island Fun Center

2660 Grand Island Blvd.
(716) 775-0180
www.islandfuncenter.com
This family fun center is packed with stuff to do
including go-karts, mini golf, lasertag, batting
cages, a video arcade and water wars where you
can challenge your friends and family to a water
balloon battle like never before. Experience all the
action with an unlimited pass.

Kelly’s Country Store

3121 Grand Island Blvd.
(716) 773-0003
www.kellyscountrystore.com
When you enter Kelly’s Country Store, it’s like
stepping back in time. It’s a candy shop, chocolate
factory and gift store wrapped in old-fashioned
charm. There is lots to see and do here. Be sure to
tour Old School No. 5, an original Grand Island one-
room schoolhouse located on site.

Grand Island Farmers Market

www.grandislandfarmersmarket.com
The Grand Island Farmers Market is held every
Monday. It’s the place to go for fresh, local food
including fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy
products and prepared goods like honey and jam.
It’s also a community organization that supports
local agriculture through farm-to-table dinners,
events, seminars and more.

ADRIAN’S CUSTARD & BEEF. SERVING THE BEST ROAST BEEF ON WECK SINCE 1989!


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KLEEN WINDOWS/BUGG CONTROL

AD16 AD18 EVENTS

YOUR AD FOOD & DRINK
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PINK MARTINI GIFT SHOP

DID YOU KNOW? KELLY’S COUNTRY STORE HAS MORE THAN 500 CHOCOLATE MOLDS!


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Bold text signifies Grand Island Chamber of Commerce sponsored events.

Winter 1st week of December Background photo by Paul Leuchner
Grand Island Historical Society Holiday Luncheon at River Lea December 7
Light Up The Boulevard Electric Light Parade & Holiday Festival January 26
Footprint Festival at Beaver Island State Park January 26
Grand Island Alumni Comedy Night at River Oaks February 16 & 17
Free Ice Fishing Days March 17
Grover Cleveland’s Birthday at River Lea Sundays
Grand Island Farmers Market at Knights Of Columbus
April 19
Spring April 28
Town Easter Egg Hunt at Veterans Park May 2
Zonta’s Spring Fashion Show May 27
Citizen of the Year Dinner June 7
Memorial Day Ceremonies at DeGlopper Memorial Park Wednesday (May-June)
Relay 4 Life at Veterans Park Sundays
Chiavetta’s Chicken BBQ at VFW
Grand Island Farmers Market at Knights of Columbus June 24
June 29
Summer June 29 & 30
Relay 4 Life Golf Tournament at River Oaks July 4
Kid Biz at Grand Island Town Hall Commons July 4
Free Fishing Days July 4
Dick Bessel Independence Day Run July 4
4th of July Parade down Grand Island Boulevard Mid-July
4th of July Post-Parade Party at VFW July 13
4th of July Fireworks at Fantasy Island July 27
Grand Island Garden Walk August 3 & 4
Lions Club Special Needs Picnic at Buffalo Launch Club Mid-August
Paddles Up Niagara at Beaver Island State Park TBD
Thunder on the Niagara Hydroplane Boat Races Mondays
Greater Grand Island Garage Sale at VFW Sundays & Thursdays
G.I. School/Business Alliance Golf Tournament at River Oaks Tuesdays (end of June to mid-August)
Grand Island Farmers Market at Knights of Columbus
Miracle League Baseball at Veterans Park September 7
Music in the Park at Town Commons Gazebo September 21
September 28
Fall Early-October
Antique and Classic Boat Show at Buffalo Launch Club Mid-October
SPCA’S Paws in the Park at Beaver Island State Park October 11
Free Fishing Day October 11
Grand Island CROP Walk at Beaver Island State Park October 11
Grand Island Farms, Inc. Farm to Table Dinner October 19
Grand Island Fire Company Open House November 30
Veterans Day Ceremonies at Veterans Park Mondays
Free Fishing Day
Holiday Happenings at Golden Age Center www.niagarafallsusa.com
Small Business Saturday www.visitbuffaloniagara.com
Grand Island Farmers Market at Thompson Farm

Around the Region
Destination Niagara USA official travel and tourism site
Visit Buffalo Niagara official travel and tourism site


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Grand Island’s Premier Wine Shop EVENTS

Domestic & Imported Wines & Spirits FOOD & DRINK
Friendly, Courteous Service
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Open: Mon – Sat 10 to 10. Sun: Noon - 6

www.roseliquorstore.com

DID YOU KNOW? PADDLES UP NIAGARA IS THE LARGEST PADDLESPORTS EVENT IN THE REGION!


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CASUAL DINING Ellden’s Grill & Banquet
201 Whitehaven Rd.
773 North (716) 775-5190
2749 Grand Island Blvd. www.elldens.com
(716) 773-6678 Upscale golf club restaurant (open to the
www.773north.com
Trendy restaurant serving an updated take public) serving modern American cuisine.
on classic comfort foods.

The Beach House McMahon’s Family Restaurant
5584 E. River Rd. 1849 Grand Island Blvd.
(716) 773-7119 (716) 773-9707
www.grandislandbeachhouse.com www.fb.com/McMahonsFamilyRestaurant
Cozy restaurant with an affordable menu Eclectic diner with an affordable menu open
best known for its fish fry. for breakfast and lunch.

Bogey’s at Beaver Island Nikki’s Eats
2136 Oakfield Road 3432 Wallace Dr.
(716) 775-1831 (716) 774-0151
www.fb.com/bogeysatbeaverisland www.nikkis-eats.com
Seasonal golf course restaurant with great Cozy café in a quiet neighborhood open for
outdoor patio and park views. breakfast and lunch.

Brick Oven Pizzeria & Pub Riverstone Grill
2457 Grand Island Blvd. 971 E. River Rd.
(716) 773-4445 (716) 775-9079
www.brickovenpizzagrandisland.com www.theriverstonegrill.com
Best known for its specialty pizzas and American restaurant best known for its “Bone
subs with a large selection of draft beer. in the Stone,” burgers and BBQ.

Currents Restaurant TC’s Island Bar & Grille
100 Whitehaven Rd. 2241 Grand Island Blvd.
(716) 773-0723 (716) 773-7852
www.currents-restaurant.com www.fb.com/TCs-Lounge-53861991889
Hotel restaurant with sweeping views of the Classic tavern with a pub menu and
upper Niagara River. laidback atmosphere.

Dick & Jenny’s The Village Inn
1270 Baseline Rd. 1488 Ferry Rd.
(716) 775-5048 (716) 773-5030
www.dickandjennysny.com www.villageinngrandisland.com
Upscale casual restaurant serving Quaint restaurant known for its homemade
authentic Louisiana-style cuisine. soups and desserts.

GRAND ISLAND’S GO TO BAKERY! | WWW.MOMMADESMIXINGBOWL.COM | (716) 775-9587


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The clubhouse boasts large wooden beams reaching to OUTDOORS ATTRACTIONS
the sky with a ceiling height of over 30 feet. The main
dining room seats up to 150 for receptions and private EVENTS
parties. Our grille room, finished mainly in rich oak woods,
features a 30 foot bar with delights to suit everyone's FOOD & DRINK
fancy. The deck, which stretches the entire length of the
club, overlooks one of the prettiest views on Grand Island. LODGING

FULL PAGE | FULL COLORCelebrate your special day with the beauty of River Oaks. SERVICES
7.5” W x 10” HAvailable seating for up to 200 people. Available for

weddings, showers, bereavement, or business confer-
ences, our banquet facilities can accommodate you.
We look forward to serving you!

SOLD TO
ELLDENS GRILL & BANQUETPlease check our website Elldens.com

for updates on events and daily specials

Winter hours:
November 1st- March 31st 2019.
Wed-Sat 4-9pm & Sun 10am-2pm Brunch
Summer Hours: April 1st- October 31st

DID YOU KNOW? THERE ARE MORE THAN 20 BREWERIES IN WESTERN NEW YORK!


20 Rocky’s Island Pizza
2600 Grand Island Blvd.
QUICK BITE DINING (716) 774-1100
www.rockyspizzagrandisland.com
Adrian’s Custard & Beef Fast casual restaurant serving pizza,
2335 Grand Island Blvd. wings, subs, wraps, tacos and more.
(716) 773-9242
www.fb.com/AdriansCustardBeef SUBWAY
Seasonal walk-up restaurant known for its 2287 Grand Island Blvd.
“beef on weck” and ice cream. (716) 773-1521
www.subway.com
John’s Pizza & Subs Fast casual restaurant serving submarine
2131 Grand Island Blvd. sandwiches on a variety of rolls.
(716) 774-0020
www.johnspizzaandsubs.com
Fast casual restaurant serving pizza,
wings, subs, wraps, tacos and more.

Photo by Lindsay Robson - Nickel City Pretty

Grand Island events provide plenty of opportunities to explore local restaurants and businesses.

If you are not yet a member of
the Chamber of Commerce,
consider joining today!

NEED A REASON TO JOIN?

♦ BUSINES REFERRALS ♦ PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING

♦ HEALTH INSURANCE ♦ MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

♦ SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS ♦ MEMBER DISCOUNTS

♦ ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES ♦ RIBBON CUTTINGS

♦ SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ♦ AND MORE

Visit www.GIChamber.org to learn more!

BREAKFAST, LUNCH AT MCMAHONS 1849 GRAND ISLAND BLVD (716) 773-9707 THURS-SAT, 7-2


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HALF PAGE | FULL COLOR OUTDOORS ATTRACTIONS
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DID YOU KNOW? THERE ARE MORE THAN 20 RESTAURANTS ON GRAND ISLAND!


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HALF PAGE | FULL COLOR OUTDOORS ATTRACTIONS
7.5” W x 4.75” H

SOLD TO
WHEELFIND AUTOMOTIVE

AD53* AD55A* EVENTS

YOUR AD YOUR AD FOOD & DRINK
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EIGHTH PAGE | FULL COLOR EIGHTH PAGE | FULL COLOR
3.5” W x 2.125” H 3.5” W x 2.125” H
SOLD TO SOLD TO
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DICK & JENNY’S BAKE & BREW

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EIGHTH PAGE | FULL COLOR EIGHTH PAGE | FULL COLOR
3.5” W x 2.125” H 3.5” W x 2.125” H
SOLD TO SOLD TO
773 NORTH
LIZ WILBERT, HOWARD HANNA

DID YOU KNOW? THE NATIONAL BUFFALO WING FEST REQUIRES 30 TONS OF CHICKEN WINGS!


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HOTELS

Radisson Hotel Niagara Falls-Grand Island
100 Whitehaven Road
Grand Island, NY14072
(716) 773-1111 | 1-800-333-3333
www.radisson.com/grand-island

Holiday Inn Express Grand Island Radisson Hotel, featuring resort�li�e ameni�es
2761 Long Road
Grand Island, NY 14072
(716) 775-0007 | 1-800-439-4745
www.ihg.com

Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Holiday Inn Express, Grand Island’s newest hotel
7001 Buffalo Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
(716) 299-0344 | 1-800-325-3535
www.fourpoints.com/niagarafalls
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Niagara Falls
401 Buffalo Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
(716) 524-3333 | 1-855-610-TREE
www.doubletree.com

CAMPGROUNDS Branches of Niagara Campground & Resort

Branches of Niagara Campground & Resort
2659 Whitehaven Road
Grand Island, NY 14072
(716) 773-7600 | 1-877-321-CAMP
www.branchesofniagara.com
KOA Niagara Falls / Grand Island
2570 Grand Island Blvd.
Grand Island, NY 14072
(716) 773-7538 | 1-800-562-0787
www.niagarafallsgrandislandkoa.com

KOA Niagara Falls / Grand Island


AD30*** 25 ABOUT

HALF PAGE | FULL COLOR OUTDOORS ATTRACTIONS
7.5” W x 4.75” H

SOLD TO
RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

AD31 AD33* EVENTS

YOUR AD FOOD & DRINK
HERE

EIGHTH PAGE | FULL COLOR
3.5” W x 2.125” H
SOLD TO

ISLAND PET LODGE

AD32* QUARTER PAGE LODGING
FULL COLOR
YOUR AD
HERE 3.5” W x 4.75” H
SOLD TO
EIGHTH PAGE | FULL COLOR
3.5” W x 2.125” H G.I. FAMILY PRACTICE
SOLD TO
SERVICES
DANA’S STYLIN’ PETS

DID YOU KNOW? GRAND ISLAND OFFERS EVERY TYPE OF VISITOR ACCOMMODATION!


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CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

• 10100, Inc. • Elegance Optique
• 773 North (see ad on pg. 23) • Elizabeth Snyder Photography, LLC
• “A” Best Roofing & Siding Inc. (see ad on pg. 30) • Elldens Grill and Banquet (see ad on pg. 19)
• AccuTheranostics • Entire Home Remodel, Inc.
• Aceti’s Wine & Spirits (see ad on pg. 21) • Eric Berger Insurance (see ad on pg. 28)
• Adam's Door Company Inc. • Erie Plumbing & Remodeling Inc.
• Adrian’s Custard & Beef (see ad on pg. 12 & 21) • Erin Koprevich, CRC, LCSW-R (see ad on pg. 28)
• Advanced Architecture and Planning, P.C. • Excel Marine
• Allstate – Mastantuono Agency • Fantasy Island
• American Family Dental • Financial Trust Federal Credit Union
• Anchor Marine (see ad on pg. 11) • Flower A Day (see ad on page 5)
• Auto Fix • Floyd Doring
• Beach House Restaurant, Inc. • Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls
• Benjamin J. Bidell • Fox Pest Control
• Bible Presbyterian Church • Fuccillo Automotive Group (see ad on back cover)
• Big Sky Powertrain • G.I. Drywall & Acoustics
• Blue Rock Engergy • GP:50
• Blue Water Marina (see ad on pg. 9) • Grand Island American Legion Post #1346
• Bogey’s at Beaver Island • Grand Island Central School District
• Boss Insurance Agency • Grand Island Chiropractic
• Branches of Niagara Campground (see ad on pg. 9) • Grand Island Coop Nursery
• Brick Oven Pizzeria & Pub • Grand Island Dance Center
• Bridge Sales and Consulting, Inc. • Grand Island Electric Inc.
• Brighton Chiropractic & Nutritional Health • Grand Island Family Practice (see ad on pg. 25)
• Buffalo Launch Club • Grand Island Farms, Inc.
• Buffalo Plastering, Inc. • Grand Island Fire Company, Inc.
• Bugg Control, Inc. (see ad on pg. 13) • Grand Island Fun Center
• Cannon Design • Grand Island Greatscape
• Carl Amato Collision • Grand Island Moose Family Center #180
• Casxteriors, Inc. • Grand Island Optical
• Cataract Safe & Lock • Grand Island Secure Storage
• Century 21 – Eric Winklhofer • Grand Island Waste Management (see ad on pg. 28)
• Century 21 – Brad Bowman (see ad on pg. 29 • Great Lakes Plumbing
• Century 21 – Gerrie Andolina (see ad on pg. 7) • Grobelny Alternative Healthcare LLC
• Certified AutoBrokers Inc. • H. J. Hill Tax & Accounting Services, Inc.
• CFO Business Resources • Harpers Heating and Cooling (see ad on pg. 9 & 29)
• Charles N. Deglopper Memorial VFW Post 9249 • Health Wear of WNY
• Christine A. Learman, CPA, PC (see ad on pg. 29) • Healthy Living Transitions
• Clemens Insurance Agency • Herb’n Garden Farms
• Compu-Mail, LLC • Holiday Inn Express Grand Island (see ad on pg. 31)
• Computer Search Payroll Services • Home Technology Integrations, Inc.
• Cornerstone Church • Howard Hanna – Kim Mankowski
• Cross Controls & Electric Inc. (see ad on pg. 30) • Howard Hanna – Kristin Ochs
• Daigler Engineering, Inc. • Howard Hanna – Liz Wilbert (see ad on pg. 23)
• Dana’s Stylin’ Pets (see ad on pg. 25) • Howard Hanna – Vienna Haak
• Daniela Enterprises • Hunt Real Estate
• Diane Garey Interiors • Hunt Real Estate – Mike McDonough
• Dick & Jenny's Bake & Brew (see ad on pg. 23) • Independent Health
• Double D Construction • Island Deli & Meat Market (see ad on pg. 25)
• Douglas Wright • Island Kids Child Care Center, LLC (see ad on pg. 2)
• Dylix Corporation • Island Marine
• East Coast Images, Inc. • Island Pediatrics
• Elderwood at Grand Island • Island Pet Lodge (see ad on pg. 25)


• Island Pets and Feed, Inc. 27 ABOUT
• Island Ship Center, Inc. (see ad on pg. 22) • Residential Construction (see ad on pg. 25)
• J.C.M. Heating & Cooling Services OUTDOORS ATTRACTIONS
• Jack’s Lawn Mower Service • Richard Crawford
• JB Landscaping and Snowplowing • River Oaks Golf Club EVENTS
• Jennifer Pusatier • River Oaks Marina
• John Talarico Agency • Riverstone Grille FOOD & DRINK
• John’s Pizza & Subs (see ad on pg. 21) • Robert M. Ratajczak, Jr. P.C., Attorney at Law
• John’s Professional Painting (see ad on pg. 30) • Rockwood Brothers Collision LODGING
• JR Building & Remodeling Co. • Rocky's Island Pizza
• K&D Action Photo & Aerial Imaging • Rose Liquor Store (see ad on pg. 15)
• Keller Insurance Group (see ad on pg. 28) • Sam Long's Landscaping & Excavating Inc.
• Kelly’s Country Store • Schmit Plumbing & Heating, LLC (see ad on pg. 30)
• Kershner Studios • Shear Paradise Salon (see ad on pg. 13)
• Key Bank • Sheridan Plaza Properties
• Kleen Windows, Inc. (see ad on pg. 13) • Sidway Playground Fund
• Laundry Lounge and Capitol Cleaners • Snap Fitness
• Leaping Beauty Bounce House Rental • Social Sellutions, LLC
• Lengyel Enterprises LLC • Social Status Marketing, LLC
• LW Graphics • Soma Cura Wellness Center
• Lynch Park Associates Inc. • Sound Choice Audio Performance
• Lynx Technologies, Inc. • Starline USA, Inc.
• M & K Sales & Services, Inc. • Step-In-Time Studio of Dance (see ad on pg. 4 & 13)
• M&T Bank • Stryker Motors, LLC
• Mallwitz’s Island Lanes • SUBWAY
• Mark J. Bellanca, CPA, PC • Sunrise Sunset Enterprises, Inc.
• Mark J. Frentzel, Attorney At Law • Sybil E Kennedy
• Marketing Technologies of WNY • T.C.’s Lounge
• Mark’s Island Tree Service • The Carey Firm, LLC
• Marston Power Equipment • The Mackbarr Group
• McMahon’s Family Restaurant (see ad on pg. 20) • ThermoFisher
• Metro Town Center Realty, Inc. (see ad on pg. 5) • TMA & Sons, Inc.
• Moshides Financial Group • Toshiba Business Solutions
• Mr. Best Wrench (see ad on pg. 29) • Trend Setters Hair Design
• National Fuel Gas • Truesdale's Home Remodeling
• New York Life • Unyts
• Niagara Falls/Grand Island KOA • Vantage Marketing Global, Inc.
• Niagara Frontier Publications • Village Inn
• Nickel City Hardwood • Wagner Construction Company
• Nikki’s Eats • Wavelengths
• Northeastern Leasing & Finance • Wayside Nursery, Inc.
• Northwest Bank • Wheelfind Automotive (see ad on pg. 23)
• Patrick Soos, LTC (Ret) • Woodchuck Tree Service
• People, Inc. • Woodgate Apartments LLC
• Piatek Insurance Agency, Inc. • Wynne & Wynne, CPA’s
• Pink Martini Gift Shop (see ad on pg. 13) • X-Press Dry Cleaners
• Pinto Service Inc. (see ad on pg. 17)
• PK’s Painting (see ad on pg. 30) Thank you to all Chamber of Commerce
• Plumeria members for supporting the Grand Island
• Poly Plastics Film Corp. business community. Your membership
• Popular Graphics
• Premier Process Service of WNY, Inc. makes this publication possible.
• Pritchard & Kennedy
• Quimby Signs SERVICES
• Radisson Hotel Niagara Falls-Grand Island
• RE/MAX North – Linda Kutzback
• Regional Environmental Demolition, Inc.

DID YOU KNOW? THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS OVER 200 MEMBERS!


28 AD37*

AD34* YOUR AD
HERE
QUARTER PAGE
FULL COLOR EIGHTH PAGE | FULL COLOR
3.5” W x 2.125” H
3.5” W x 4.75” H SOLD TO
SOLD TO
CHRISTINE A. LEARMAN, CPA
THE KELLER GROUP
INSURANCE AD38*

YOUR AD
HERE

EIGHTH PAGE | FULL COLOR
3.5” W x 2.125” H
SOLD TO

ERIC BERGER INSURANCE

AADD3355 (1/8), AD36 (1/8), AD39 (1/8), AD40 (1/8)***

HALF PAGE | FULL COLOR
7.5” W x 4.75” H

SOLD TO
GRAND ISLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT

COUNSELING - M. ERIN KOPREVICH, CRC, LCSW, 2680 GRAND ISLAND BLVD. 716-573-7026


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AD41 ABOUT

HALF PAGE | FULL COLOR OUTDOORS ATTRACTIONS
7.5” W x 4.75” H

SOLD TO
BRAD BOWMAN
CENTURY 21 WINKLHOFER

AD56* AD44 EVENTS

FOOD & DRINK

QUARTER PAGE QUARTER PAGE LODGING
FULL COLOR FULL COLOR

3.5” W x 4.75” H 3.5” W x 4.75” H
SOLD TO SOLD TO

HARPER’S HEATING & MR. BEST WRENCH
COOLING
SERVICES

DID YOU KNOW? THE MEDIAN VALUE OF A HOME ON GRAND ISLAND IS $189,600!


30 AD59*

AD42* YOUR AD
HERE
YOUR AD
HERE EIGHTH PAGE | FULL COLOR
3.5” W x 2.125” H
EIGHTH PAGE | FULL COLOR SOLD TO
3.5” W x 2.125” H
SOLD TO SCHMIT PLUMBING & HEATING

CROSS CONTROLS & ELECTRIC

AD43* AD60*

YOUR AD YOUR AD
HERE HERE

EIGHTH PAGE | FULL COLOR EIGHTH PAGE | FULL COLOR
3.5” W x 2.125” H 3.5” W x 2.125” H
SOLD TO SOLD TO
PK’S PAINTING
JOHN’S PROFESSIONAL PAINTING

AD57 (1/8), AD58 (1/8), AD61 (1/8) & A62 (1/8)*

HALF PAGE | FULL COLOR
7.5” W x 4.75” H

SOLD TO
A BEST ROOFING & SIDING


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AD63 ABOUT

OUTDOORS ATTRACTIONS

BACK COVER | FULL COLOR EVENTS

SOLD TO FOOD & DRINK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
LODGING
DID YOU KNOW? GRAND ISLAND BUSINESSES MEET NEARLY EVERY NEED!
SERVICES


AD64

BACK COVER | FULL COLOR

SOLD TO
FUCCILLO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP


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