Weekly Feature

January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

All-girl Lego robotics team to compete at world festival

Now in its third year pursuing Lego robot greatness, the all-girl Quaker UP! More...

Editorial

It’s time for America to unite

A new administration will take over the reins of American government this Friday afternoon, and after years of bickering and hostile debate, we feel it is time for the country to unite in order to gain a positive outcome.  More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

D.A.R.E. TO DO THE RIGHT THING — Starting at the end of this week, there will be D.A.R.E. graduations for various fifth-graders in Orchard Park area schools.  More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Jan. 23, 1997   The Orchard Park Town Board granted a building permit for the Quaker Crossing Retail Center last week and spurred a challenge to the town supervisor’s seat. More...

Education

Eighth-graders to gain career insight through tech day

Nearly 1,700 eighth-grade students from across Western New York will learn about 25 different career paths from high school students embarking on their own careers.  More...

On the Campus

Buffalo State College has named the following Orchard Park residents to the dean’s list for the 2016 fall semester: Vincent Agro, Hind Alamari, Lucia Laplaca, Riley Chapman, Kyle Hoppy, Amber Amato, Kelsey Eberhard, Patrick Dabrowski, Connor Ga More...

Lifestyles

‘Great Directions’

The New Direction Band releases third polka CD

Four musicians left their former band in efforts to take their music in a new direction. This was six years ago. More...

Paint and Sip party slated for Jan. 31

Amazing Art HM will guide participants step by step as they paint their masterpiece from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Chamber office, 6524 E. Quaker St. The cost is $35 plus tax. Reservations are required. More...

Take part in an Android tablet class

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...

Business

Chamber prepares for 2017 events

Executive Director of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce

Last year at this time, I talked about teaming up as our theme for 2016. It turned out to be a great year of working together with the town, village and businesses. More...

Applications being accepted for scholarships

The Polish American Journal Foundation announces the establishment of annual scholarships to be given to college students of Polish or Polish-American descent. More...

SCORE Buffalo Niagara, SBA plan conference

The Straight Talk 2017 conference hosted by the SCORE Buffalo Niagara Chapter and the Small Business Administration will be held at the Buffalo Convention Center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. Prepaid tickets are available for $20. More...

Get off me

Orchard Park guard Eric Liberatore, who had 13 assists, fends off a defender as he drives to the basket on Jan. 13 against Clarence. The Quakers defeated the Red Devils 61-50. More...

Municipal Center adds prescription drug drop box

Those in Orchard Park looking to properly dispose of prescription drugs can now head to the Municipal Center after a drug drop box was recently positioned there.  The red mailbox-type structure, which is in the hallway that houses the Police Dep More...

Local News

Cancer Awareness Club prepares meal at Kevin Guest House

Officers of the Cancer Awareness Club at Orchard Park High School recently visited the Kevin Guest House in Buffalo to provide dinner for the patients and their families staying at the residence while receiving treatment at Roswell Park Cancer Instit More...

Central senior using VR to help hospitalized students

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

In the words of instructor Tom Isula, Erie 1 BOCES electronics and computer technology student Thomas Maran is his “go-to guy” when it comes to virtual reality tech.  More...

Jacobs co-sponsors legislation in support of ride-sharing

Sen. Chris Jacobs has co-sponsored legislation that provides for the regulation of transportation network company services and establishes the New York State TNC Accessibility Task Force.  More...

Police Blotter

$700 pair of sunglasses taken from car

Tuesday, Jan. 10   Police found a wallet on North Buffalo Street. The owner of the wallet is from East Aurora. She picked up the wallet.  Wednesday, Jan. 11   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am disappointed that newly elected State Senator Chris Jacobs has decided to locate his district office out of the district. More...

Sports

Quaker hoopsters win two in a row

After a brief rough patch, the Orchard Park boys basketball team appears to have righted the ship. The team has won two in a row to move to 3-2 in league play and 6-4 overall on the season.  More...

Swim team preparing for postseason meets

The Orchard Park boys swim team is inching toward another undefeated regular season and a fifth-straight league title. The team is 8-0 on the season with two dual meets left to go.  More...

OP grapplers showing signs of improvement

Orchard Park wrestling is coming off its best stretch of the season with a pair of solid performances over the past couple of weeks. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

fri. 20  Queen City Roller Girls Season — Come watch the Devil Dollies vs. the Alley Kats, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., on the shore of the Buffalo River, Buffalo; $. www.qcrg.net/tickets  fri. More...

Theatre

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