Weekly Feature



September 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

DWI accident causes power outages around town

A driving while intoxicated one-car accident — involving a power line pole being struck — led to the central area of the Town of Orchard Park losing power for part of Friday, Orchard Park police said. More...

Editorial

Artify the Park offers valuable time with artists

During the past few weeks, several artists were featured in stories leading up to the Quaker Arts Festival. In nearly all of these interactions, the artist told The Bee that the love for their art form was fostered as a child. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

OKTOBERFEST — There may not be any better fall tradition than heading out to a local Oktoberfest celebration. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Sept. 26, 1996 More...

Obituaries

Laurie Baker, president of Leukemia Society

Laurie Baker (nee Shedd), 72, of Orchard Park, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. Mrs. Baker was born on July 25, 1944, in Rochester and moved to Buffalo in 1965. She attended Cazenovia College and Trocaire College. More...

Lifestyles

Braille Group of Buffalo... Celebrating 60 years of service

This past week, the Braille Group of Buffalo celebrated 60 years of service to Western New York with a luncheon at the Protocol Restaurant in Williamsville. More...

Artify the Park set at Chestnut Ridge

The Chestnut Ridge Conservancy will present Artify the Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Chestnut Ridge Park. Individuals will be able to meet local artists and watch them work in different media. The event is free. 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. Children’s programs More...

Business

Make your way to Oktoberfest next weekend

Executive Director of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is excited to be presenting our free Oktoberfest from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the train depot behind the library. We are looking forward to another great event for Orchard Park. More...

Independent Health ready for fifth annual “Serving Up Success” fundraiser

The Independent Health Foundation will host its fifth annual “Serving Up Success” healthy food, beer and wine tasting event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo. More...

EPIC offers group training workshop

Every Person Influences Children Inc. will offer a one-day facilitator training from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at its facility located at 1000 Main St., Buffalo. More...

2017 budget takes shape following meeting with town accountant

After a recent meeting with Town Accountant Tom Malecki, the Town Board is obtaining a better idea of the particulars of the town’s 2017 budget. More...

‘Artify the Park’ to make debut on Sunday at Chestnut Ridge

An idea cultivated by Mary Simpson, the former executive director of the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, will come to fruition on Sunday with the first annual “Artify the Park.” (See editorial on page four) Artify the Park will take place fro More...

Local News

Angel in Adoption brings awareness home

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Christine Harris teaches first and second grade at Trinity Christian School in West Seneca. She and her daughters, 12-year-old Nakiya and 13-year-old Lacey, are just like any other family, except for one factor — adoption. More...

Bills, Sheriff’s Office set policies for Bills games

Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard and Andy Major, vice president of operations and guest services for the Buffalo Bills, announced new security policies for Bills home games during a Sept. 13 press conference. More...

NEW ADDITION —

The Orchard Park Historical Society's award-winning entry for the 2016 Erie County Fair's Historical Building's exhibit has been recreated in the display cabinet at the Orchard Park Library, where it More...

Police Blotter

Woman charged in DWI claims it’s her birthday

Sunday, Sept. 11 • A bicycle helmet was taken from an unlocked attached porch of a residence on Argyle Place. Two bikes that were inside the enclosure were knocked over. The value of the helmet is $20. There are no suspects at this time. More...

Education

OP grad gets her first book published

Getting involved in children’s literature was a longtime goal of Suzanne Capper. More...

Sports

Quaker football moves to 2-0 in league play

Orchard Park football is picking up right where it left off. The defending Section VI Class AA champions moved to 2-0 in league play with a 41-8 win over Jamestown Friday night. The game started off a little slowly for the Quakers. More...

Boys soccer team has big week ahead

The Orchard Park boys soccer team has its most important week of the season looming. More...

Gymnastics team looking to repeat as champions

The Orchard Park gymnastics team will begin defending its Division I title Tuesday when the Quakers take on Williamsville North. The team returns 11 of 14 athletes from last year’s championship squad. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 23 Autumn Tour of Homes: Central Park Neighborhood — Join Explore Buffalo as they tour the interiors of 10 homes on Depew, Morris and Woodbridge avenues in the Central Park area of Buffalo, 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 22 More...

Festivals

thurs. 22-sat. 24 More...