Weekly Feature

August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Uber Zone will aid stadium attendees

One preseason game is in the books for the Buffalo Bills, and while the result might have not been ideal for Bills fans, there was one group that won big on Aug. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

MOVIE NIGHTS — If anyone is interested in enjoying a movie outside, the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy has the event for you. The conservancy will present Disney’s Ratatouille” from 8:15 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Aug. 21, 1997   Oct. 14 is the date set for the Orchard Park School District’s vote on a facilities project that would repair many of the district’s roofs and alleviate problems associated with water damage.  More...

Sports

Senior MOGs claim fifth straight 60+ title

Glory Days Softball

The Senior Mostly Old Guys recently won their fifth consecutive Glory Days Softball League 60+ Championship via their hard-fought 4-3 victory over the Tigers.  More...

Eagle Ridge wins championship

The Eagle Ridge Swim and Tennis Club won the 2017 Southtowns Junior Inter Club Championships.  The championships took place following five weeks of regular season play with five area clubs – Eagle Ridge, Hickory Hill, Orchard Park Country More...

Orchard Park pole vaulters shine in final meet of summer

Kegan Mancabelli continued an impressive summer of vaulting, breaking his own New York State record for his age group this past weekend. More...

Business

Quaker Days sets new records for Chamber

Executive Director of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce

What can we say about the incredible success of the Quaker Days celebrations? The weather was perfect and attendance records were broken at each event. More...

Alzheimer’s chapter offers new program

The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter is offering a program for those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment or another related dementia.  More...

HOPE Buffalo effort addresses teen pregnancy

The Erie County Department of Health and HOPE Buffalo, a collaborative, community project that aims to reduce teen pregnancy, has announced the arrival of the “PATCH” program in Buffalo. More...

Supervisor, mayor work on county’s shared services plan

Continuing a focus that has been ongoing in the town and the village for several years, Supervisor Patrick Keem and Mayor Jo Ann Litwin Clinton have been hard at work to develop ideas for the county’s Shared Services Plan. More...

Local News

School Board OKs food service contract, meal price increase

The Orchard Park Board of Education has approved a food service management bid award for 2017-18, along with breakfast and lunch prices, both of which will rise 10 cents for students.  More...

OP man arrested in town burglary spree

Orchard Park police were kept busy from Friday into Saturday morning, as a town man burglarized or attempted to burglarize four different locations, according to police.  At 3:35 a.m. More...

Portion of Route 240 to be closed for eight weeks

A culvert replacement project is scheduled to begin next week on Route 240 in Orchard Park. As a result, a portion of the road will be closed.   Beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...

Police Blotter

Mike Tyson photo left under windshield wiper

Sunday, Aug. 6   A photo of boxer Mike Tyson’s head was pasted on the picture of a tuxedo and left underneath the windshield wiper of a vehicle parked in the driveway of a Hillsboro Drive residence.  Monday, Aug. 7   More...

Bee Heard

Be Heard

.It would be a great idea to move the Erie County Fair to Canalside. People could take the subway to get there; they could park at the subway station at UB and take the train to Canalside.  More...

Lifestyles

Going Green by Living in Less

Woman builds tiny house to embrace more sustainable lifestyle

Michelle Bernas grew up in a duplex with her grandparents, two aunts, parents and older brother in North Tonawanda. More...

Depot to hold chicken barbecue

The Western New York Railway Historical Society will sponsor a chicken barbecue at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Orchard Park Railroad Depot, 395 S. Lincoln Ave. The cost of the dinners will be $10 and will be takeout only. More...

Bingo held every Tuesday at center

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

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 17  Bill Quinlivan — 6 p.m., as part of Music On Main, Cabernet Cafe, 9 N. Ellicott near Main St., Williamsville. 631-1044, www.cabernetswinecafe.com   More...

Concerts

thurs. 17  Canadian alternative rockers USS will perform Thursday, Aug. 17, as part of the Canalside Live Concert series, with music starting at 5 p.m. at Canalside, 44 Prime St., Buffalo; $. 430-9072, www.canalsidebuffalo.com  fri. More...

Festivals

sat. 19-sun. 20   More...