Weekly Feature

February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

WNY residents share thoughts on Northern Access Pipeline project

More than 100 people from across Western New York weighed in on the future of a highly debated pipeline during a meeting Feb. 8 at Iroquois High School.  More...

Editorial

Prevent thefts from occurring — use door locks

Recently, Bee reporters have noticed that one of the most common reports answered by the Orchard Park Police Department is residential complaints regarding items stolen from unlocked vehicles.  This is a topic The Bee has written about in previo More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

BEST OF LUCK — When I began covering Orchard Park in 2015, Joseph Wales was one of the first officials I met.  At that time I did not know much about the Village of Orchard Park or the area in general. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Feb. 20, 1997   More...

Sports

Girls hockey team wins championship

Sports Reporter

The FLOP did not flop. The Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park girls hockey team won its first sectional championship in six years. A run at a first-ever state title fell just short, however. It was certainly a busy week.  More...

Women’s golf club seeks members

The Elma Meadows women’s golf club is currently seeking new members for the upcoming golf season. Club members, who can choose either 9- or 18-hole options, will play on Thursdays at Elma Meadows starting in May. More...

Wrestling team finishes season at sectionals

The Orchard Park wrestling team closed out its 2016-17 season at the Section VI State Qualifier Meet this weekend. The team qualified six guys for the meet, but only brought five due to an injury.  More...

Business

Chamber prepares for spring, summer events

Executive Director of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce

As we start looking ahead to spring and summer, the Orchard Park Chamber is once again sponsoring the Health, Fitness & Business Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Bryant & Stratton College. More...

Polish Arts Club offers scholarships

The Polish Arts Club of Buffalo Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for a $1,000 college or university scholarship. Applicants must be legal residents of New York state and of Polish ancestry. More...

LCTV opens scholarship applications

Lockport Community Television, the Lockport Community Cable Commission and Charter Cable have announced that applications are being accepted for college scholarships to students enrolling in a communications field and to those students currently work More...

Hard-knock life

Eggert Elementary presented two showings of ‘Annie Kids’ on Monday and Tuesday. Savannah Piatkow played Annie, while Jack Bosinski portrayed Daddy Warbucks. More...

Village attempting to obtain grant to replace trees

Trustee Francis Hogenkamp is again taking the lead on trying to replace trees in the Village of Orchard Park. More...

Local News

‘Fire and Ice’ event set for March 16

The Greater Niagara Frontier Council will hold one of its largest annual fundraising events, “Fire and Ice,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the Hotel at the Lafayette, 391 Washington St.  More...

Resident shares stories in ‘Chicken Soup’ books

Jim Schneegold is no stranger to “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” and for the fourth time, one of the Cheektowaga resident’s stories is appearing in one of the series’ collections.  Schneegold’s “The Right Ending& More...

Library to host chess workshop

The Friends of the Orchard Park Public Library will offer a free chess workshop for advanced players from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Orchard Park Library, 4570 S. Buffalo St. The workshop will be led by U.S. More...

Education

On the Campus

Clarkson University has named the following Orchard Park residents presidential scholars for the 2016 fall semester: Connor Maloney, Patrick McCormack, Michaela Ott and Joel Ross.   More...

Lifestyles

Sharing the memories:

Steel Plant Museum preserves photos, artifacts, personal accounts

On Nov. 9, 2016, Lackawanna and many Western New Yorkers were devastated by the fire at Bethlehem Steel. Thankfully, no lives were lost that day, but for many, all that remains are cherished memories from the famous steel plant. More...

Senior Council raising funds

The Senior Council of Orchard Park is selling raffle tickets that will provide two tickets to fly on Jet Blue anywhere in the continental U.S. The proceeds will benefit the community activity center. The drawing will be held Wednesday, March 1. More...

Winterfest Chestnut Ridge Park

ABRACADABRA — Magician Todd Nelson entertains an audience during Winterfest on Sunday. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 16  Katy Guillen and the Girls — 6:30 p.m., Armor Inn Tap Room, 5381 Abbott Road, Hamburg; $. 202-1315, www.armorinn.com   More...

Performance

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