Weekly Feature



April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Brick walkway, patio work to be done at Jolls House Museum

Orchard Park-based company T&R Seasonal Services has been brought on by the Town of Orchard Park to do some maintenance work outside the Jolls House Museum, which houses the Orchard Park Historical Society. More...

Editorial

Answering foster care, adoption need brings rewards

Children in the foster care system face many difficult challenges. Often they do not have consistency, which can be so important to a child’s mental wellbeing and development. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

HEAR THEM SPEAK — The upcoming School Board meeting will offer district residents their first chance to hear from three candidates for the School Board. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago May 2, 1996 The Town of Orchard Park Planning Board will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the Municipal Building on the proposed senior citizen housing at 2766 Angle Road. More...

Education

Canisius High School releases third-quarter honor roll

The following Orchard Park residents have obtained first honors for the third quarter of the 2015-16 school year at Canisius High School. Grade 9 Jack Arnold, Thomas Blackwell, Gabriel Cuvelle, Benjamin Lewis and John Zarlock. Grade 10 More...

Sacred Heart announces third-quarter honor roll

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart has named the following Orchard Park residents to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-16 school year. Grade 9 Olivia Zanelli and Anne Zerkle Grade 10 Sally Gibson, Isabella Sindoni and Margaret Werner More...

Officials from Horizons Treatment Centers meet with students

Molly Dehlinger’s eighth-grade health class was recently visited by several guests from Horizons Treatment Centers, according to a release from the Orchard Park School District. More...

Lifestyles

Finding hope in the midst of hurt: WNY faces Huntington’s disease

If you met 40-year-old Jed O’Malley on a given day, you might not know that underneath his positive outlook and beaming smile he carries a gene mutation in chromosome 4. More...

Tray auction set for May 14

Windom Community Church, 3766 Abbott Road, will host a spring tray auction from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14. Participants will have a chance to win items and food, and beverages will be sold. More...

Sign-up for tai chi classes scheduled

The Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave., offers many programs for people older than 55 years. Contact the center at 662-6452 to register for programs. The Senior Center director is Anna Willems. More...

Business

Chamber prepares for warm weather events

Executive Director Orchard Park Chamber

Spring is such a great time of the year. As everything is starting to bloom, we find that spring also brings a buzz of activity in our office. More...

Laughing, drumming to reap benefits

Nancy Weil is in the business of helping people feel good. By laughter and by drum, she hopes to raise people’s spirits, even at, oddly enough, the cemetery. More...

Business Brief

Myrna Woodard of Orchard Park won $100, for saving money at Great Erie Federal Credit Union. More...

And they’re off

Runners from around the area take part in The Tortoise and the Hare 5K Race, held last week at Chestnut Ridge Park. More...

Village officials advise residents about yard waste

After some village residents put small piles of twigs and leaves at the curb, two trustees reminded citizens of what can and can’t be placed at the curb for pickup by the Department of Public Works. More...

Local News

Resident to receive award for battling drug trafficking

John Flickinger, a resident of Orchard Park and the resident agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for the Buffalo Police Department, is being honored by the Erie County Law Enforcement Foundation for his role in fighting Buffalo&rsq More...

Catholic Charities to host domestic violence training in OP

The National Training Institute on the New York Model for Batterer Programs will host “Domestic Violence Offender Accountability — What, Why and How to Get it Done” in Orchard Park in May. More...

News Brief

The Orchard Park Garden Club will hold its regular membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. Sign-ups begin at 11:30, with refreshments at noon and the program at 12:30. More...

Letters to the Editor

Location change needed for center

The work session two weeks ago for the Orchard Park Town Board and managers included recommendations from the latest study regarding a potential community center in Orchard Park. More...

Police Blotter

Purse, credit cards taken from vehicle

Tuesday, April 19 A Visa credit card was discovered in the parking lot of a restaurant on North Buffalo Street. More...

Obituaries

John E. Walters, Army veteran

John E. Walters, 86, of Kingsland, Texas, formerly of Dunkirk, New York, died Monday, April 18, 2016. Mr. Walters served for more than 30 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve, and commanded the Reserve Center in Buffalo. More...

Sports

Quakers boys tennis not slowed by youth

Despite an insurgence of youth, Orchard Park boys tennis has demonstrated its usual dominance early in the season. The Quakers are 11-0 overall and 7-0 in league play, where they’ve yet to surrender one individual match. More...

OP track teams dominate at Dunkirk

The Orchard Park track and field teams impressed at the Dunkirk Invitational Saturday, with the girls team taking first place overall and the boys team finishing fourth. More...

High School Sports Calendar

Friday, April 29 Baseball: Orchard Park at Lancaster 5 p.m Softball: Orchard Park at Lancaster 5 p.m. Girls lacrosse: Mt. St. Mary vs. Orchard Park 5 p.m. Boys tennis: Frontier at Orchard Park 5 p.m. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

‘Let’s do Lunch’ slated for May 19 More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28 Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. 332-4375 fri. 29 More...

Special Events

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Speakers

thurs. 28 Danny Neaverth, ‘Radio Remembrances’ — A fun night with one of WNY’s former top radio show hosts. Want to know what was really going on “in the day”? More...