July 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Quaker Days continues through Sunday

Quaker Days, the weeklong community celebration sponsored by the Orchard Park Recreation Department, continues through Sunday in Orchard Park. More...

Local News

Department of Health advises on handling potential rabies threats

According to Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein, summer is the time when individuals are most likely to be bitten by a bat, but there are several precautions that can be taken. More...

Walk Off Hunger looks to benefit food pantries

Saturday, the Food Bank of Western New York will present the eighth annual Walk Off Hunger, with proceeds going to the Food Bank. More...

New consolation series to honor league’s founder

A new post-season consolation series, with the winners’ trophies named in honor of the league’s founding president, Anthony Di- Filippo IV, has recently been established, according to Bill Sivecz, league president of Empire West Youth Foo More...

Police Blotter

Man damages 16 mailboxes on Michael Road

Saturday, July 11 A Paris, Ontario, juvenile was in possession of alcohol near Abbott Road. The individual was walking around and drinking a 12-ounce beer. The juvenile was given an appearance ticket for the alcohol. Sunday, July 12 More...

Obituaries

Margot Knoche, Realtor, tap dancer

Margot “Kitty” Knoche (nee Steeb), of Orchard Park, died Nov. 9, 2014. She was 93. Born in 1921 in Frankfurt, Germany, Mrs. Knoche immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 3. More...

Death Notices

MARCIANO, Nancy M. (nee Phillips), formerly of Orchard Park, died Sunday, July 5, 2015. More...

Lifestyles

Tickets for Buffalo Bisons game now available

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 Anna Willems. More...

Katie Perison receives Youth of the Year award

Orchard Park Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year

Being a responsible counselor for the Boys and Girls Club of Orchard Park has earned Katie Perison the group’s Youth of the Year award. More...

Business

Rural/Metro Medical Services joins Jacobs’ ‘Fleet Services Initiative’

Rural/Metro Medical Services has recently joined Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs’ “Fleet Services Initiative” at the Auto Bureau, according to Jacobs. More...

Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce discusses minimum wage at meeting

Business owners discussed the potential minimum wage increase for fast-food workers at the July 16 Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce meeting, and it appears the change might not have a smooth transition. More...

Canisius will host Steve Tasker leadership training

The Canisius Center for Professional Development and School of Education and Human Services will hold Steve Tasker’s Self-Leadership Experience for high school students from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, through Thursday, Aug. More...

Police Department gets OK to add two patrol lieutenants

After last week’s work session when Councilman Michael Sherry said there was a structural problem in the Police Department in regard to 24/7 supervision, the Town Board has approved the creation of two new patrol lieutenant positions. More...

Prescription drug drop-off box to be placed in Municipal Center

Disposing of prescription drugs for residents of Orchard Park is about to become much easier. More...

Editorial

Van and I

Ray Collins, a former area resident, newscaster and Bee carrier recounts growing up in the shadow of his legendary mentor

I first met Van Miller in the early 1970s at the Buffalo Tennis Center on Elmwood Avenue where my father played tennis in the winter. I knew right away he was unlike anyone I had met before. He seemed more vibrant and animated. More...

Addition of patrol lieutenants will aid Police Department

After three separate reports during the last few years that addressed the same problem, a lack of 24/7 supervision in the Orchard Park Police Department, the department received some much needed assistance in the form of two additional patrol lieuten More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

QUAKER DAYS — While Quaker Days has been underway since Sunday, a majority of the events are still to come. More...

Education

UB’s smoking cessation program continues rate of success

The University at Buffalo’s QUIT smoking cessation program — boasting a success rate of nearly 80 percent among those finishing treatment — returns for another extended run this summer and fall, giving smokers what could be their be More...

Sports

Weber, Cleveland, Raiser and Vitez win at Lancaster

The roar of the Seneca Resorts and Casinos Saturday Night Stock Car program returned to Lancaster National Speedway on Saturday after a few weeks off. In addition to the on-track action, it was also family night presented by Painters Plus. More...

Lions Club All-Star Football Classic turns 40

Former NFLers, other pro athletes among 2,800 participants drawing fans for decades

A lot has changed over the past 40 years but for the last four decades, Milt Dickerson, Harry R. Chambers and Gene Zinni have run the Kensington Lions Club All-Star High School Football Classic. More...

Entertainment

Libraries to face off at ‘Battle of the Books’

The Orchard Park Public Library will present a team of readers as part of nearly 240 preteens and teens representing 21 Buffalo and Erie County Public Library branches that will compete in the upcoming Battle of the Books reading trivia competition o More...

‘Radio Reading Makes Cents’ coin drive on now

The Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service recently launched its “Radio Reading Makes Cents” coin drive, collecting spare change to support the nonprofit, which provides reading services via radio to the vision impaired. More...

Busted Stuff duo finds support, success in WNY

Intern

Most people might not expect to hear a violin solo while listening to a rock hit by Lynyrd Skynyrd or Poison. However, that’s exactly the type of fusion created by local duo Busted Stuff during their shows. More...