Weekly Feature

September 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Quaker Arts Festival to feature 64 new exhibitors

The Orchard Park Middle School campus will be filled with curators, collectors and fans of art when the 56th annual Quaker Arts Festival takes place this weekend.  More...

Business Brief

Whole Foods Market Buffalo’s first Western New York location is scheduled to open at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15. The 50,000-square-foot natural and organic supermarket will be located in the Northtown Plaza at 3097 Sheridan Drive. More...

Editorial

Take in Quaker Arts Festival this weekend

A rt lovers in the region can rejoice as the Quaker Arts Festival has arrived again in Orchard Park. The 56th annual Quaker Arts Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

WATCH YOUR SIGNS — With the two-day Quaker Arts Festival taking place this weekend, Mayor Jo Ann Litwin Clinton is reminding residents about the proper protocol for displaying signs in the village.  More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago - Sept. 18, 1997   The rate of increase needed to fund the Orchard Park School District’s almost $5.2 million facilities project won’t exceed 24 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation.  More...

Sports

Quakers football rebounds with big win over Niagara-Wheatfield

The Orchard Park football team rebounded nicely Friday night to even its season record to 1-1 with a 46-30 win over Niagara-Wheatfield. More...

Girls soccer team looking to get out of comfort zone

The Orchard Park girls’ soccer team is changing things up a bit. Coach Mike Graffeo is trying to get the players to do some things they may not be accustomed to doing. More...

Young gymnastics team has eye on sectionals

Youth will not be in short supply for the Orchard Park gymnastics team. The Lady Quakers will have more gymnasts from seventh and eighth grade than from the high school. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Conservancy plans movie night  The Chestnut Ridge Conservancy will present an outdoor movie night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, on the lawn next to the Chestnut Ridge Park casino. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Performance

thurs. 14  The Bobby Militello Quartet — Part of the Jazz at the Carnegie Art Center, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. 694-4400, www.carnegieartcenter.org   More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 14  . Jam — Jam with a musical guest to be announced, 7 p.m., Northtown Music, 3648 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga; Free. 838-3835, www.northtownmusic.com   More...

Who wants it?

Orchard Park’s Mark Nemec heads the ball over Clarence’s Bobby O’Brien during the Quakers’ 5-0 loss to the Red Devils on Monday. More...

Town, Chamber discuss police fee for Taste of Orchard Park

A communication blunder allowed cooler heads to prevail between the Town Board and Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce relating to an approximately $6,000 fee for police protection for the Taste of Orchard Park.  The Chamber, represented by Executi More...

GRAND OPENING

— Amish Kitchen Gallery, located at 4327 S. Buffalo St., recently celebrated its grand opening. More...

Local News

Police arrest several during Bills opening weekend

The Orchard Park Police Department made several arrests during the opening weekend of the Buffalo Bills season.  Saturday, Sept. 9   More...

District proposes changes to code of conduct policy

The Orchard Park School District is attempting to make several changes to its code of conduct policy after embarking on a policy audit with Erie 1 BOCES.   More...

THANKFUL

— Orchard Park kicker Brian Strybel escorts high school geometry teacher Kelly Duszkiewicz to the Orchard Park football field before Friday’s game against Niagara-Wheatfield. More...

Police Blotter

Articles of clothing taken from store

Friday, Aug. 25   A resident of Old Farm Road had two forged checks from his business. Someone gained access to the victim’s checking account and created two false checks totaling $7,300. The investigation is ongoing.  Tuesday, Sept. More...

Education

Daemen announces $1 million bequest for capital campaign

Daemen College recently announced the launch of the college’s first ever comprehensive campaign, “Drive to 75,” which has already raised 75 percent of its goal.  More...

ECC, county leadership back DACA program with support at campus

In response to President Donald Trump’s recent decision to phase out protections for children of undocumented immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, leaders from SUNY Erie Community College and Erie County g More...

New project looks to ‘band’ students together against bullying

Gianna Caetano just started her freshman year at Lancaster High School last week but is already making plans to get her project, “Banding Against Bullying,” underway at her new school.  More...

Lifestyles

Artist uses creative inspiration for watercolor pieces

Mary Anne Cappellino feels it’s never too late to go back to something that inspires you.  For Cappellino, this applies to watercolor painting, which she has done on and off since she was in her 20s.  More...

Quaker Arts Festival

Entertainment Schedule  Saturday  10 a.m. Kate Klein 11 a.m. Club Infinity Dancers Noon Orchard Park Chorale 1 p.m. Hot Country Liners 2 p.m. Debbie Bello Voice Studio 4 p.m. More...

Couple recite wedding vows in Dominican Republic

Shannon Deibel married Brian Levy during a late afternoon ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, on the beach at the Excellence El Carmen resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. More...

Business

Dr. Tammy Perison opens Orchard Park Village Dental

For 28 years, Dr. Kathleen Kane provided dental care for the Orchard Park community in her village practice at 6590 E. Quaker St. Kane transferred the trust and care of her patients to Dr. Tammy Perison upon her retirement in June.  More...

UB RENEW Institute awards grant funding

Three research projects have been selected to receive funding from the University at Buffalo’s RENEW Institute, an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to solving complex environmental problems. More...

Wildroot Building subject of discussion

Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Buffalo’s Young Preservationists, and the Preservation League of New York State will host a public meeting to discuss the historic Wildroot Building at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, on the site, 1740 Bailey Ave. More...