Weekly Feature



June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Patrolling of private lots necessary for safety

It’s no secret that behavioral incidents at Ralph Wilson Stadium are in the public eye more than ever due to social media. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

FOURTH OF JULY — Barbecues, enjoying a beverage and seeing friends are just some of the hallmarks of the Fourth of July holiday. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago July 4, 1996 Members of the Village of Orchard Park’s 75th anniversary celebration committee were hard at work last week fine tuning preparations for the weeklong celebration scheduled for July 22-27. More...

Obituaries

Bruce E. Narbe, business owner

Bruce E. Narbe, 64, of Orchard Park, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Mr. Narbe graduated from Orchard Park High School and earned his broadcasting license. He would work at stations in Western New York and Indiana. More...

Education

On the Campus

Buffalo State College has named the following Orchard Park residents to the dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester: Alexander Peters, Ashleigh Coggins, Hind Alamari, Rebekah Leith, Lucia Laplaca, Riley Chapman, Kyle Hoppy, Kelsey Eberhard, St More...

Orchard Park High School Graduation 2016

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Lifestyles

The Buffalo Central Terminal and the journey to Buffalo’s restoration

Positioned two and a quarter miles outside of downtown Buffalo, strategically placed between Chicago and New York City, the Buffalo Central Terminal sits atop a hill on Memorial Drive, once a hub of traffic and trade. More...

Concert Band to play The Pavilion

The Buffalo Niagara Concert Band will come to Orchard Park for a presentation entitled “Reach for the Top.” The free concert will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at The Pavilion, 60 S. Lincoln Ave. More...

Entertainment

Fourth of July

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Festivals

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Performance

thurs. 30 John Curry, Kathy Carr & Friends — As part of the Easy Listening concert series, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park, 700 River Road, North Tonawanda; Free. 695-8520 sun. 3 More...

Police look to patrol private lots during stadium events

Under the notion of keeping attendees to Ralph Wilson Stadium safe, the Orchard Park Police Department — in consultation with the Buffalo Bills and other law enforcement agencies — are pushing to have private lot owners sign up for a perm More...

Fourth of July celebration set for Monday

The Town and Village of Orchard Park will present the annual Fourth of July parade on Monday, July 4. The parade will assemble at 7 p.m. in the Orchard Park High School parking lot and begin at 8 p.m. More...

Terranova envisions flag-covered Orchard Park for Independence Day

A perfect Fourth of July for Joey Terranova is to see Old Glory being displayed all across Orchard Park. Terranova, who owns Terranova Insurance in Orchard Park, wants to bring back a tradition he remembers from his youth. More...

Local News

Village files Arbor Day grant closure

The Village of Orchard Park has been authorized to receive $790 from the New York State Urban Forestry Council Arbor Day Community Grant Funding. Trustee Francis Hogenkamp delivered the news during Monday’s Village Board meeting. More...

EXPRESSING GRATITUDE

— A reception was held on Friday at the Orchard Park Senior Center to thank departing Senior Center Director Anna Willems for her service. Willems will retire from the post on July 22. More...

‘Creative Elements and Fibers’ exhibit opens at Burchfield

The Burchfield Nature & Art Center, located at 2001 Union Road, will exhibit creations of a diverse group of fiber artists from July 3 through 31. An opening reception will be held for artists and the public at 7 p.m. Friday, July 8. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.There have been an increasing number of serious accidents on Southwestern Boulevard near the Orchard Park bus garage. There is a used car lot next to the bus garage, where there are always two used cars for sale. More...

Sports

Wereski tabbed All-Bee Pitcher of the Year

Ben Wereski delivered in pressure situations on the mound as a sophomore and junior for the Orchard Park baseball team, but he took his game to an entirely different level this spring. More...

Lancaster’s Leugim Castillo selected as Player of the Year

Leugim Castillo’s long-term goal is to play professional baseball. If he continues playing at a high level, perhaps he’ll get a chance at playing in the major leagues. More...

WS West’s Max Zimmerman named Coach of the Year

The West Seneca West baseball team has made major strides since Max Zimmerman was named coach four years ago. The Indians finished 7-7 in ECIC I and 10-10 overall, their best record since 1985. West went 4-14 in 2013, 3-12 in 2014 and 7-11 in 2015. More...

Business

Jacobs calls on state to address road test delays

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs recently teamed up with several players in the transportation sector to call on New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles to take action to address the significant delays in scheduling a Commercial Driver’s Li More...

NAMED

— Thomas Baker Jr., of Orchard Park, has been elected vice chair of the Mental Health Association of Erie County. Baker is a senior vice president and wealth advisor at Key Private Bank. More...

AWARDED —

Buffalo Cigars, which opened in January, was the recent recipient of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce’s business beautification award. More...