March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Orchard Park will set sail with ‘Anything Goes’ next week

After last year’s Kenny Award-winning “Les Miserables,” the Orchard Park High School Drama Club is turning the tide to perform Cole Porter’s classic musical “Anything Goes.” More...

Local News

Advocate aids those facing domestic violence

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

After being a victim of domestic violence for 22 years, Suzanne Perry is using her story to encourage others in difficult situations. More...

Chestnut Ridge Park selected for Blue Star Marker

The Erie County Legislature has approved a resolution allowing the South Town Gardeners to place a Blue Star Memorial Marker in Chestnut Ridge Park at the Flagpole Garden, proposed Honor Garden, near the Casino, according to Legislature Chairman John More...

Fox Run official addresses low nursing home rating

Nursing home ratings for 2014 were recently released by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and showed that Fox Run Orchard Park had droppedinratingfroma5in2013 toa2in2014. More...

Letters to the Editor

Veterans deserve tax exemption

At the last School Board meeting the last item on the agenda was the discussion on school tax exemptions for veterans. Six legionnaires from Orchard Park American Legion attended the meeting. More...

Literacy funding must increase

Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara asks the New York State Legislature to increase funding for the state’s Adult Literacy Education program. More...

Education

On the Campus

Melissa Marx of Orchard Park was named to the dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester at Alfred University. Zachary Besecker of Orchard Park was named to the dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester at Loyola University Maryland. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Garden Club schedules membership meeting The Orchard Park Garden Club will hold its regular membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. More...

Business

FranNet presents franchising option to job seekers

With the goal of placing those looking for employment with franchises, FranNet is trying to create a comfortable atmosphere for those looking for work. More...

Events

NCCC will offer free business workshops More...

Local doctor appointed to president

TeamHealth Holdings Inc., a provider of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, has announced the appointment of Dr. Joseph Chow as president of TeamHealth’s Urgent Care service line. More...

Police Chief reminds residents to keep sidewalks clear

In the midst of this winter’s harsh weather, Police Chief Mark Pacholec said town residents must be mindful of their sidewalks. More...

OP resident, companion to take part in national competition

Barbara Teplesky and man’s best friend have been teaming up for competitions since 2000, but this year, for the first time, she and Dylan, a Pembroke Welsh corgi, will take part in the American Kennel Club National Agility Championship in Reno, More...

Editorial

Clear sidewalks aid community during winter

Bee Editorial

There is no disputing that this has been a crippling winter in the Southtowns. More...

Spindle items

MEET THE CHAIRMAN — Last Friday I had the pleasure of meeting the chairman of the Erie County Legislature, John Mills, and saw him as a man truly trying to assist Orchard Park. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago March 9, 1995

Orchard Park Town Board Members last Wednesday defeated a resolution calling on the state to cease placing group homes for the disabled until the law governing the placement process can be revamped, although all the board members asserted they suppor More...

Police Blotter

Depew man allegedly steals $360 in items from OP store

Wednesday, Feb. 23 An officer observed a vehicle parked in the fire lane of a Southwestern Boulevard grocery store. A further check showed the vehicle’s registration had expired. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

MCEWEN, Beverly J. (nee Taylor), of Orchard Park, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Mrs. McEwen is survived by two sons, Matthew and Jonathan; her father, William; and three brothers, Kenneth, James and Donald. A funeral service was held March 4 at St. More...

Sports

Bondanza places fourth at NYSPHSAA gymnastics meet

Orchard Park’s Obrachta takes 10th in all-around competition

It was a disappointing day for the ladies of the Section VI at Saturday’s girls gymnastics championships at Kenmore West High School. More...

Quakers fall to Kenmore West in Class AA playoffs

Orchard Park could not stop Terrell Ford and the rest of the Kenmore West Blue Devils Feb. 25 as the Quakers lost, 68-54, ending their season. More...

OP girls hoops lose stunner to Lockport

It was a tight game Tuesday at Lockport High School when the four-seed Lady Lions were able to edge the five-seed Orchard Park Lady Quakers, 45-44, to advance in the Section VI Class AA girls basketball playoffs. More...