Weekly Feature



August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Attendance a must at next Town Board meeting

The ongoing community activity center project will arrive at another key date on Wednesday, Sept. 7. It’s a date all residents should keep in mind. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

PRACTICE CAUTION — Athletic teams across Orchard Park are back in action, and with practices comes concern for player safety. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Aug. 29, 1996 The Orchard Park Town Board signed a five-year lease last week with Buffalo Telephone Company of Cheektowaga to construct a cellular communications tower in the Village of Orchard Park. More...

Education

Bridging the gap: Area students schooled in the game of bridge, gain life skills

It was business magnate, investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett who once said: “Bridge is such a sensational game that I wouldn’t mind being in jail if I had three cellmates who were decent players and who were willing to keep the gam More...

Lifestyles

Knit together for a cause:

Color the Runway holds third annual show

Fighting back tears, Zandalee Delgado stood before a crowd of more than 200 at the historic Hotel Lafayette in downtown Buffalo on Sunday, celebrating the beginning of the third annual Color the Runway Fashion Show. More...

Tennis tournament set at Chestnut Ridge

From Thursday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 11, the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy will present the second annual Summer Classic Tennis Tournament at the Ridge. Competitors of all ages can take part. More...

Sign up for tap dancing classes

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 Debbie Santiago. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 25 Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free. 332-4375 More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 25 Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. Meet in the parking lot by the casino. Call 548-1401. www.foothillstrailclub.org sat. 27 More...

Festivals

fri. 26 & sat. 27 Buffalo Funk Fest — Rick James tribute concert, artists and vendors, 6-10 p.m. Friday Aug. 26, and 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at LaSalle Park Pavilion, 1 Porter Ave., Buffalo; Free More...

OP native wins regional Emmy Award

Angela Nabors has thoroughly enjoyed the month of August. On Aug. 6, the 2010 Orchard Park High School graduate found out she won a regional Emmy Award for her work as an editor for a post-production company in Columbus, Ohio. More...

Local News

Garden Club successful at Erie County Fair

Several members of the Orchard Park Garden Club won awards for floral design and horticulture at the Erie County Fair, according to a release from the club. More...

County clerk projects revenue increase

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs last week said his office projects a substantial increase in revenue next year of approximately $1 million. More...

Artist’s love of photography to be displayed at festival

When she was still a child, Anne Marie Maier’s father put a camera in her hand and a love for photography was fostered. More...

Police Blotter

Unknown individual steals $250 from wallet

Tuesday, Aug. 16 A vehicle was stopped on North Buffalo Street for the driver talking on his cellphone while driving. The West Falls man also had a suspended license. More...

Sports

Quaker girls volleyball specializes in defense

Greg Lardo isn’t sure how the 2016 volleyball season will go for the Lady Quakers. He could see his team being competitive and making a playoff run. More...

Quakers boys volleyball looking to defend sectional crown

The Orchard Park boys volleyball team will have a different look to it in 2016. The defending sectional champions will still likely be among the best in the area, but the style of play will not resemble that of past Quaker teams. More...

Boys soccer looking to bounce back

The 2015 season was something of a down year for the Orchard Park boys soccer team. After winning the sectional title in 2014, the Quakers lost some players to graduation and took a step back in 2015. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Quaker Arts Festival to begin Sept. 17 The 55th annual Quaker Arts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Orchard Park Middle School campus, 60 S. Lincoln Ave. More...

Business

Zombie Remediation and Prevention Initiative provides grants to address vacant, abandoned properties

A new grant initiative to address the growing statewide problem of “zombie” homes — vacant and abandoned houses that are not maintained during a prolonged foreclosure proceeding — has been made possible by Attorney General Eri More...

BN360 sets kickoff party for Sept. 22

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and Buffalo Niagara 360, a partnership of young professionals, has scheduled its kickoff party to celebrate the start of the 2016-17 season. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Brunch to feature Chick-fil-A executive

Women in the Spotlight GoinGlobal and DFS Buffalo will host the sixth annual Women’s Empowerment Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Buffalo Marriott Harbor- Center, 95 Main St., Buffalo. More...