September 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Pegulas to own Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills fans’ fears that the team might be moved out of Western New York have been calmed, as Terry and Kim Pegula will be the second owners of the team, pending approval from the National Football League. More...

Local News

NOVEL FINDS

Karen Urban, left and Kelly Laga peruse the shelves for a good read at the Friends of the Orchard Park Library’s book sale on Saturday. More...

Residents irked about South Davis parking

Allowing parking on both sides of South Davis Street is a safety hazard, according to two of its residents. More...

News Brief

J-FIRE of Western New York will hold a basket raffle from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at Twin District Fire Hall, 4999 William St., Lancaster. Admission is $2 and includes a snack and beverage. Auction tickets are $5 per sheet or five for $20. More...

Letters to the Editor

Walk to end Alzheimer’s

As Comfort Keepers, it is our job to help enhance the lives of our clients especially those afflicted with dementia and specifically with Alzheimer’s. What makes Comfort Keepers special is our caregivers. More...

Education

‘Our Classroom Matters’ for Teachers Association

On Monday, the Orchard Park Teachers Association held an informational gathering to stress its “Our Classroom Matters! Respect Public Education!” campaign. More...

Universal Prekindergarten slots still available

The Orchard Park School District reminds residents that there are still slots available for Universal Prekindergarten for the 2014-15 school year. Children must reside in the school district attendance area and be 4 years old by Dec. More...

ECC partners with Journey’s End, refugees

Erie Community College is now offering an English as a second language pre-collegiate studies program to give new educational opportunities to Buffalo’s growing refugee population. More...

Lifestyles

The road of Red Knights: Motorcycle club wears two helmets

A Red Knight’s leather vest displays his club’s colors as he clutches the handlebars of his motorcycle. “When I ride, it’s freedom for me,” said Blake Strom, a charter member of the Red Knights NY Chapter 21. More...

Sports Night to benefit HEART on Sept. 13

Buffalo Sports Garden, located at 2945 Southwestern Blvd. in Orchard Park, will hold a Sports Night happy hour from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, to benefit HEART animal rescue. More...

Pantano’s photos explore ‘industrial decay’

Where an average person might see an abandoned factory or decrepit building, Phil Pantano sees beauty. More...

Business

Orchard Park attorney launches law firm

Orchard Park resident Christopher Mattingly and his law partner, Melissa Cavagnaro, recently opened their new law firm, Mattingly Cavagnaro LLP. The firm, located at 361 Delaware Ave. More...

Community farmers market readies to close for season

The community farmers market hosted by Absolut of Orchard Park, Absolut of Orchard Brook and Emeritus at Orchard Glen is in its final days for the season. The market, which began June 24, runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday until Sept. 16. More...

OP woman named Certified Nursery, Landscape Professional of Year

New York State Nursery and Landscape Association recently named named Kim Schichtel of Orchard Park as the Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional of the Year. More...

Village looks into on-street disabled parking

The Village of Orchard Park is hoping to create new parking spots for people with disabilities along East and West Quaker and North and South Buffalo streets. More...

Stocker beats Grisanti in Republican primary

Attorney Kevin Stocker upset incumbent Mark Grisanti in Tuesday’s Republican primary for the 60th New York State Senate District, which includes Orchard Park. More...

CHEERS TO HEALTH

Jessica Delo, left, an occupational therapist assistant at Novelli Wellness Center, pours samples of a health smoothie to promote its Heal 4 Real program to Jodi Wiatrowski, Lisa DiMartino and Carole Rasp at the Sunrise in the Southtowns Family Healt More...

Editorial

Eating disorders group offers important resources

Bee Editorial

Eating disorders are scary problems that millions of people struggle with each year. They affect both women and men and are often common among teenagers and adults. More...

Spindle items

• REMEMBERING OUR HISTORY — Most people remember where they were when the tragedies of 9/11 began to unfold. At age 12, I was sitting in math class, trying to comprehend the gravity of the situation. More...

Out of the Past

View of East Quaker Street, 1896

This photograph is from a booklet published in 1896 by the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg Railroad, called “Country Homes For City People.” The booklet proclaimed the beauty and tranquility of suburban living for people who were employe More...

Police Blotter

Woman accused of throwing skate through window

Monday, Sept. 1 • An Orchard Park resident found a wallet and turned it into the Police Department. An officer determined that the wallet belonged to a person from Yadkinville, North Carolina. Yadkinville police are trying to contact the owner. More...

Sports

Quakers take silver bracket at Clarence tournament

Boys volleyball preview

The Orchard Park boys volleyball team walked into the Clarence Tournament on Saturday expecting to have a good chance at walking away with some hardware. More...

OP Braves holding tryouts

The 16U Orchard Park Braves travel baseball team will hold tryouts from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Sundays, Sept. 14, 21 and 28 at Sweet Home High School, 1901 Sweet Home Road. More...

Quakers rout Frontier by 50 to open up football season

The Orchard Park football team took redemption to a whole new level against Frontier over the weekend. Frontier ended the Quakers season last year in the semifinals of the Class AA playoffs, but this time around Orchard Park routed them 72-22. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 11 The Wiggles — Join Australia’s popular children’s musical group for the Ready, Steady, Wiggle! tour, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 11 Houghton Park/Buffalo River — Join the Foothills Trail Club for this 4- to 7-mile hike (distance will depend on hikers), 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, meet in the parking lot of Houghton Academy on Clinton Street; Free. More...

Special Events

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