ISLAND DISPATCH With The GRAND ISLAND NEWS GRAND ISLAND, NY * 773-7676 • 35<p NIAGARA FRONTIER PUBLICATIONS 24 PAGES VOL. 47 NO. 38 • Nov. 30. 1990 Island Tree Honors Servicemen Islanders Mary Kane and Gail Cavanaugh of Country Crafts By Us have decorated a tree for the Festival of Trees now on display at the Buffalo Convention Center through Sunday, Dec. 2 to benefit Children's Hospital The patriotically decorated tree is themed Christmas In Our Hearts and is dedicated to all the troops serving in the Persian Gulf including Mary's son Thomas. Ptoto by BarhJ L«r« Weather snowstorm then turning cold. Dec. 1-4: cold, flurries. Dec 5-6- Waterfront Plan To Include The Island GRAND Island will now be included in Horizon Waterfront plans, Island officials were told at a meeting Tuesday afternoon in the town hall. Grand Island June 18 was the last waterfront community to join the Horizon Commission after previously voting against it. Because of the delay, the town was not included in first funding for the project, the board was told Tuesday. However, the Commission will now apply for an additional $20,000 to place the Island in ongoing planning. The town board voted against joining Horizon July 18, 1988, basing its decision mainly on being allowed only a half vote at that time. It was later assured of a full vote. The first part of the plan recently released includes at least one project close to home - an environmental center at the oil refineries along M90 across the river in the Town of Tonawanda. Deputy Supervisor Robert G. Swan presided at Tuesday's meeting with Horizon Commission representatives. MEK GIEDC Praises Isle Industrial Area ONE HUNDRED new manufacturing jobs and the employees required to fill them can often times be the boost a community needs, Richard Crawford, Executive Director of the Grand Island Economic Development Corporation, said Wednesday. Pointing to the 60,000 square feet buildings reaching completion by Inducon Company on Lang Boulevard, Crawford said employees of such new industry locating on the Island can greatly spur retail growth here. "These new workers also bring families leading to additional economic development and opportunities for area business and retail service," he said. Again quoting from data supplied by the US Chamber of Commerce. Crawford also said it is estimated the economic impact of 100 new jobs in a community could result in $1,477,453 in retail sales made up of $446,191 in durable goods such as cars and furniture, and $1,031,262 in nondurable goods including food stores, restaurants, gas stations and clothing. "Call the Grand Island Economic Development Corporation to learn more about relocating or expanding your manufacturing business," GIEDC urges in a mailing directed at attracting newcomers to the town's free trade zone and other industrially zoned property at the north end of the Island. MEK MAIL TO: Weekend At A Glance FRIDAY UNICEF CARDS & GIFTS on sale at M&T Bank. 10 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. GI HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEMBERS' CHRISTMAS PARTY. River Lea. SUNDAY SUNDAY FAMILY SWIM. High School Pool, noon to 3 P.M. Under 16 should be accompanied by adult - GI HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE. River Lea. 1 to 4 P.M. Parade of brides. 2 P.M. GOLDEN AGE CLUB CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Golden Age Center, Nike Base noon to 4 P.M.