August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

FOCUSED ON THE JOB

Josh Bugenhagen works on an old irrigation line outside a tool barn at Winter Farms in Orchard Park More...

Local News

Town preparing to demolish Chestnut Ridge Road properties

The Orchard Park Town Board gave the OK this past week to knock down two properties at 5285 and 5287 Chestnut Ridge Road. Building Inspector Andrew Geist said the demolition process will likely begin in a month. More...

In the Military

Navy Seaman Apprentice Matthew J. Dolan, son of Terrance J. and Renee Dolan of Orchard Park, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. Dolan is a 2012 graduate of Orchard Park High School. More...

CODE RED

The towns of West Seneca and Orchard Park has contracted with Code Red for a mass emergency notification system that would alert thousands of citizens within minutes. More...

Police Blotter

No clean getaway for dental floss thief

Tuesday, Aug. 19 • A Shadow Lane resident reported that a front license plate was missing. • A 24-year-old Orchard Park woman was stopped for talking on her cellphone while driving on East Webster Road. More...

Sports

Thirteen-year-old Noeller sinks hole-in-one

Sinking a hole-in-one is every golfer’s dream. For the select few that have accomplished the feat, it’s a story they’ll never forget to tell. For the average golfer, a hole-in-one remains just a dream. More...

Orchard Park CC wins junior tennis team championship

For the third consecutive year, Orchard Park Country Club’s junior tennis team won the Inter Club Championship. Orchard Park Country Club edged out Eagle Ridge by just two points to clinch the championship. More...

Alliance soccer caps successful season with multiple titles

The U17 Orchard Park Alliance select soccer team ended the 2014 season with a tournament championship as well as a league title. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Jolls House releases summer hours The Orchard Park Historical Society Museum, also known as The Jolls House, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sept. 20. The museum is located at 4287 S. More...

Lack of sidewalks called threat to residents’ safety

Connie Rogers learned to live with the lack of sidewalks in the vicinity of her East Abbott Grove home. More...

St. John Vianney principal says school year offers ‘fresh start’

New students, teachers and programs abound at St. John Vianney School. Colleen Politowski, the principal of the Catholic elementary school in Orchard Park, said the building has undergone remodeling to create two new classrooms for art and music. More...

Editorial

Safety of children should be first priority

Bee Editorial

Streets throughout Orchard Park will soon be filled with yellow buses and thousands of children toting books, brown lunch bags and backpacks. More...

Spindle items

• FIRED UP — As a journalist, I am used to interviewing firefighters, police officers and witnesses after a fire breaks out. What I am not used to, however, is talking to those people when the fire breaks out in my own residence. More...

Out of the Past

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

The photo on the right is an aerial shot of the Potter Avenue neighborhood, circa 1912. In the photo, a house is under construction. East Quaker Street is lost in the trees to the left. The original St. More...

Education

SUMMER WELL SPENT

Brooke Blodgett, a senior at Orchard Park High School, holds her certificate for completing an internship in the office of Assemblyman Michael Kearns, shown at left. Blodgett’s internship was part of an advanced placement government course. More...

School Board adopts tax rates, levy

The Orchard Park Board of Education adopted the tax rates and tax levy for the upcoming school year during its Aug. 20 meeting. More...

Orchard Park schools explore nontraditional teaching styles

As educators become more aware of their students’ diverse needs and learning styles, they are moving farther away from the traditional approach to teaching. More...

Lifestyles

Teachers use summer to get their homework done

Most people imagine that teachers spend their summers on the beach or in the backyard with a book and a cool drink. Instead, they are likely to be designing courses and figuring out how to integrate new technology. More...

South Towns Camera Club to hold open house

There will be a meeting of the South Towns Camera Club at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave., Hamburg. More...

Garden club racks up awards at Erie County Fair

Orchard Park Garden Club members won several awards for floral design and horticulture at the 175th Erie County Fair, which was held Aug. 6 through 17 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. The club took home the sweepstakes award in Creative Arts. More...

Business

THE BIG CHILL

Great Erie Federal Credit Union employee Steve Marchitte dumps a bucket of ice water on co-worker Sara Harris as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge, which raises money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. More...

Chamber mixer scheduled for Sept. 9

Raymour & Flanigan Furniture, 3380 Southwestern Blvd., will host the next Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9. All Chamber members are invited to attend the event. More...

M&T Bank releases new mobile apps

M&T Bank has launched upgraded apps and mobile banking websites for its personal and business customers. More...