January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Owner of preschool keeps hope alive

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Maria Miller, Jamie Gallagher and Erica Haefner were dealt a tough hand last year with the closing of St. Bernadette School in Orchard Park. More...

COFFEE WITH A COP

Police Chief Mark Pacholec conducted Coffee with a Cop on Monday at Spot Coffee on East Quaker Street. The chief answers questions from Michael Molina, center, and Dan Tarlowski. More...

News Brief

The Orchard Park Central Board of Education will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the District Office, 2240 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca. More...

Police Blotter

Car travels wrong way down Webster Road

Wednesday, Jan. 14 • A vehicle on South Buffalo Street went through a red light at the Four Corners. The car was stopped, and the registration for the vehicle was found to be suspended for an insurance lapse. More...

Education

On the Campus

Geneseo State College has named the following Orchard Park residents to the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester: Nathan Bangsil, Jessica Battaglia, Peter Borgesi, Paige Cuddihy, Erin Kearns, Meghan Kearns, Calvin Klemmer, Janelle Lauciello, More...

Sports

Orchard Park boys defeat Clarence

The Quakers leading scorer Dan Freilicher shined as the Orchard Park boys varsity basketball team went on to defeat Clarence, 67-56, Jan. 16 at Orchard Park High School. Freilicher, a junior, had 20 points in the contest to lead all scorers. More...

OP girls defeat West Seneca West in bowling

The Orchard Park Lady Spartans continued to show how good of a team they really are with a 6-1 win over West Seneca West at OP Lanes. Danielle Milo shined for the Lady Quakers. More...

Lady Quakers lose two games straight to Will. North

The Lady Quakers and Lady Spartans battled twice within six days as Williamsville North won both games, a Jan. 14 double overtime nail-biter, 69-58, and a 49-32 rout Tuesday at Williamsville North High School. In the Jan. More...

Supervisor hopes stadium will remain in Orchard Park

Orchard Park Supervisor Patrick Keem understands the idea of downtown options for a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills given the amount of development there in recent years, but he said the space in Orchard Park still makes the area a viable location More...

Winterfest returns to Chestnut Ridge Park on Sunday

Orchard Park is embracing the winter weather and gearing up for Winterfest 2015, which will be held Sunday, Jan. 25. The free family event, which will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., returns to Chestnut Ridge Park. More...

Editorial

Orchard Park should remain home for Bills

Bee Editorial

With the recently released report commissioned by New York State showing three potential downtown sites for a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills, Orchard Park should still be considered a prime location for a stadium for Buffalo’s football team. More...

Spindle items

• TWENTYFIVE — Over this past weekend, I celebrated my 25th birthday. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Jan. 26, 1995

• The days of a town clerk sifting through stacks of paper to find records are numbered. More...

Obituaries

Phyllis A. Stedem, former Kenmore resident

Phyllis A. Stedem, formerly of Kenmore, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Lakeland, Florida, where she had lived for five years. Mrs. Stedem was born in the Village of Kenmore on June 21, 1928. More...

Death Notices

PRATT, Sharon (nee Littlefield-Winter), of North Port, Florida, formerly of Buffalo, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Seasonal stress and anxiety can be cured with mindfulness

Bitterly cold temperatures are a chilling reminder of the season that traps Western New York. With the holiday buzz winding down, it is very easy to succumb to seasonal stresses and depression. More...

St. John Vianney School plans open house

St. John Vianney School will host a prekindergarten and kindergarten through eighth grade open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. The school, at 2950 Southwestern Blvd., will have a children’s Mass at 10 a.m. More...

Library News

LIBRARY HOURS — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Story Time programs Register now for the children’s winter reading programs. More...

Business

Chamber reflects on 2014, looks to ’15

2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce, and we invited the community to celebrate with us throughout the year. It all kicked off at our signature event, the Taste of Orchard Park. More...

Vacation Express offers nonstop flights to Cancun

Nonstop charter flights to Cancun are now available out of Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Vacation Express celebrated its first flight out of Buffalo to the Mexican resort on Saturday Jan. 17, with 130 passengers onboard. More...

‘Suits for Troops’ exceeds expectations

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs and the Erie County Bar Association recently saw the successful conclusion of their initiative to collect lightly used men’s and women’s suits for local veterans searching for employment. More...