September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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OPHS to participate in Coach to Cure MD

Fundraiser set for Homecoming

This year, Orchard Park High School will be the only high school in New York State participating in Coach to Cure MD, which has a goal of raising funds and awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. More...

Orchard Park movie theater to screen ‘Cowspiracy’

The Buffalo and Western New York premiere of “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret,” an investigative documentary directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. More...

Town to create strategic plan for police department

The Town Board unveiled an outline for its strategic planning initiative regarding the Orchard Park Police Department during its Sept. 17 meeting. More...

Letters to the Editor

Politicians bad for democracy

The democratic process has taken another hit. With the announced retirement date of the town clerk to take place a year before the end of her term, the Town Board will now appoint a replacement to fill out the remainder of that term. More...

Education

On the Campus

Douglas Jankowiak of Orchard Park recently graduated from Buffalo State College with a bachelor’s degree in art education. More...

High-schoolers have opportunity to earn college credit

Orchard Park High School offers the chance to earn college credit to seniors, juniors and recommended sophomores. More...

Lifestyles

Music Education hits perfect note for districts

Many people consider themselves musicians, whether singing in the car or breaking into an air guitar session among friends. More...

Elder abuse outreach set at OP senior center

Erie County Legislator John Mills will host an elder abuse outreach event from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 29., at the Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave. More...

Messy Church connects children to worship

Hopping across the pond and into the hearts of Sunday School families, Messy Church is an alternative form of Bible study tailored to fit restless children. More...

Business

Chestnut Hill Guest House offers scenic getaway

From the moment you step out of your car and soak in the panoramic view of the rolling Boston Hills, you realize you have reached a place where you can escape the tedious demands of everyday life. More...

Chamber to celebrate 50th anniversary with gala

The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce, incorporated in 1964, has served the community for 50 years. More...

OP woman hired by Meals on Wheels

An Orchard Park resident was recently hired as a registered dietitian for Meals on Wheels for Western New York’s nutrition team. The nonprofit organization delivers nutritious meals to the homebound elderly and disabled. More...

School board readies capital improvement project

The Orchard Park School Board adopted a proposed capital improvement project of $24.3 million and arranged for a vote to be held from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. More...

Town clerk’s retirement date questioned

Orchard Park Democratic Chair Suzann Cushman challenged the timing of Town Clerk Carol Hutton’s retirement during last week’s Town Board meeting. More...

Riznyk to add office space, lift

Village of Orchard Park

Orchard Park podiatrist Dr. Peter Riznyk has received the green light from the Village Board to build additional office space, as well as a lift to help disabled individuals, off the back of his building at 6272 W. Quaker St. More...

Editorial

Stay healthy during the dreaded flu season

Bee Editorial

A utumn is officially upon us. It is a season full of carving pumpkins, navigating corn mazes and sipping hot apple cider. Unfortunately, it is also the advent of flu season. More...

Spindle items

• LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP — It is a VIP ticket for fun and informative community events, a key to access extensive music and DVD collections, an archiving tool to delve into the depths of history and a passport, taking its owner to an array o More...

Out of the Past

Orchard Park’s Four Corners, circa 1940

In this view looking west toward the Four Corners circa 1940, upper left photo, the Briggs Building can be seen in the right rear and Stein’s Hotel in the right foreground. Note the diagonal parking, which was popular at that time. More...

Police Blotter

Old tires receive new resting place at cemetery

Sunday, Sept. 14 • The owner of property on Southwestern Boulevard and California Road reported that someone had trampled his fence and crossed through his land after the Buffalo Bills game. Monday, Sept. 15 More...

Sports

Lady Quakers jump to a fast start in the pool

Girls swimming preview

Orchard Park’s girls swimming team returns a lot of talent this year, and first-year head coach Bret Norvilitis has been fine tuning their technique. More...

Offense breaks out in shutout win against Jamestown

Boys soccer

As of Tuesday, the Orchard Park boys soccer team was tied atop ECIC Division I with West Seneca West. The Quakers have a 3-1-2 record in the league and 5-2-2 overall. More...

Young volleyball squad improving

The Lady Quakers have successfully turned their season around by getting over the .500 mark. At one point, Orchard Park was 1-6 on the season. But after finding some rhythm, the Lady Quakers are now 9-8. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

OP Senior Center sets October open house There will be an open house at the Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. The event will include refreshments, entertainment, basket raffles and a split club. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 26 Gala at the Gardens — Event features cocktails, silent and basket auctions, live auction, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com More...

Performance

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Film/Video

fri. 26 Lifeboat — Alfred Hitchcock’s 1944 film starring Tallulah Bankhead, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net tues. 30 More...