October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Orchard Park schools boost STEM programs

The Orchard Park School District was recently recognized for its commitment to promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs, especially at the high-school level. More...

Local News

Conservancy gala set for Nov. 1

The Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park, will hold its third annual gala on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Orchard Park Country Club. More...

County residents asked for input on proposed salary increases for elected officials

The Erie County Legislature is hosting an online poll to collect input from residents concerning the Citizens Salary Review Commission’s recent recommendation to raise elected officials salaries. More...

Political Brief

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence recently endorsed state Sen. Mark Grisanti (District 60) for re-election. More...

Letters to the Editor

Strategic planning for OPPD underway

A rather unique, multipart, collaborative strategic planning initiative by the Town Board and the Orchard Park Police Department has begun. More...

Obituaries

Donald C. Michael, police officer

Donald Carl Michael, 85, formerly of Orchard Park, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Mr. Michael lived in Orchard Park until 1948, when he moved to Delray Beach, Florida. More...

Arthura J. Michael Roberts, educator

Arthura Jane Michael Roberts, 93, formerly of Orchard Park, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mrs. Roberts grew up in Orchard Park and received her bachelor’s degree from Geneseo State College. More...

Hilda B. Wheeler, past editor and co-publisher of Tri County Times

Hilda B. Wheeler (nee Boelke), 85, of Orchard Park, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Mrs. Wheeler served as the editor and co-publisher of Tri County Times and was also the vice president and manager of Tri County Publications. More...

Lifestyles

Turning heads...

Halloween digs up the best disguise

I n the spirit of Halloween, unconventional ghouls and masked figures will knock on doors and reach for colorful wrappers on Oct. 31. More...

Amvets to host Halloween party

Amvets Post 45, located at 3071 Abbott Road in Orchard Park, will hold a Halloween costume party from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 31. Music will be provided by Mo. Prizes will be given for best male and best female costume. More...

Roth to present at library lecture series

Jon Roth, a staff educator at Earth Spirit Educational Services, will be the Fourth Tuesday Speaker Series presenter on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The monthly event is being hosted by the Friends of the Orchard Park Library. More...

Entertainment

Halloween

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Family Activities

thurs. 23 New Moon Nocturnal Walk — Discover and learn about Tifft’s nocturnal wildlife on the night of the new moon, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - Pre-registration required. More...

Special Events

sat. 25 Fall Craft Show — Annual event features more than 150 crafters, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at West Seneca East Senior High School, 4760 Seneca St., West Seneca; $. More...

Pacholec discusses OPPD challenges, initiatives

Policing has changed since Orchard Park Police Chief Mark Pacholec joined the department in 1997. More...

Event fosters understanding, helps pit bulls find homes

Educate A Bull will hold its eighth annual “Barksgiving” fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the McKinnon and Martin lodges in Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road in Orchard Park. More...

Editorial

Keeping Orchard Park safe is responsibility of all

Bee Editorial

I t is sad but true that we no longer live in a society where it is safe for children to roam the neighborhood until the streetlights come on, or where we can sleep soundly with our doors unlocked. More...

Spindle items

• HILLCREST OPEN HOUSE — The Hillcrest Fire Company will be offering no tricks but plenty of treats during its open house from 6 to 9 p.m. on Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago — Oct. 27, 1994

• An investigation into the decade-long career of a man who terrorized victims over the telephone has ended with a successful guilty plea agreement. The calls were aimed at teenagers and preteens who were home alone or babysitting. More...

Police Blotter

Police nab alleged picnic grill thieves

Tuesday, Oct. 14 • The principal of a Southwestern Boulevard school reports that someone took a karaoke machine belonging to a music teacher at the school. More...

Education

WWE wrestler to ‘body slam’ bullying at Orchard Park Middle School

Ted “The Million Dollar Man” DiBiase, former World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame wrestler and national speaker, will give a presentation to Orchard Park Middle School students at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. More...

News Brief

Alexa Pietrowski of Orchard Park is one of 11 Nardin Academy seniors to have been named a commended student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship program. More...

OP Garden Club offers summer camp scholarships

The Orchard Park Garden Club is offering scholarships to the state Department of Environmental Conservation Education camps for one week during summer 2015. Students living in the Orchard Park School District are eligible. More...

Sports

Quakers remain perfect, win team championship

Golf

The win streak continues for the Orchard Park golf team. Their latest test was at the ECIC Team Championship held on Monday at Tan Tara Golf Club in North Tonawanda. More...

Buffalo State to offer skating lessons

Learn to skate ice skating lessons will be held at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon on Saturdays in three seven-week-long sessions at Buffalo State College, starting Nov. 8, Jan. 3 and Feb. 28. The latter two dates are in 2015. More...

Lexner earns 300th career victory in win against Marauders

Boys volleyball

After the first two sets against St. Joe’s on Tuesday, Orchard Park boys volleyball head coach Matt Lexner probably thought it was a long shot to win. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Meeting set for alienated grandparents group The Alienated Grandparents Anonymous support group meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Orchard Park Municipal Building, 4295 S. Buffalo St. More...

Business

Mentholatum recognizes 125 years in business

The Mentholatum Company, a health and wellness company based in Orchard Park, recently announced its 125th anniversary. More...

Chamber to hold fall luncheon on Nov. 6

The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce, celebrating its 50th anniversary in the community, will hold its fall luncheon and annual meeting at noon Thursday, Nov. 6. It will be held at La Galleria Banquets, 3923 Southwestern Blvd. in Orchard Park. More...

APPOINTED

Christopher P. Tirabassi is the new administrator at Eye Care & Vision Associates. He will oversee the management, services and staff of ECVA at all four offices, including the location at 3712 Southwestern Blvd. in Orchard Park. More...