Weekly Feature



May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

At G.A. Family Services, endings and beginnings often intersect

On Wednesday evening, potential foster parents gathered with current foster parents and the staff of G.A. Family Services to hold a graduation ceremony full of moments of shared knowledge and emotion. More...

Editorial

Trauma Awareness Month is a time for forethought

May is Trauma Awareness Month. It was established as such by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, according to the National Trauma Institute. More...

Spindle items

MOVIE NIGHT — If you’re in the mood for movie next week, the Orchard Park School District is providing a double feature to pique your interest. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago May 23, 1996 More...

Obituaries

Muriel Elizabeth Yager, member of Home Bureau

Muriel Elizabeth Yager, 97, of Eden, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Mrs. Yager was a member of Home Bureau and regularly attended the First Baptist Church of Eden with her husband and children. More...

Sports

Baseball begins playoffs as two seed

Sports Reporter

Another year, another highly successful season for Orchard Park baseball. The Quakers finished 15-5 overall and 12-2 in the division, finishing second to Lancaster. More...

OP golf sends at least two to states

The Orchard Park boys golf program had a strong showing at the Section VI championship at the River Oaks Golf Club in Grand Island amid consistent wind and chilly temperatures. More...

Boys tennis gears up for ECIC’s

The Orchard Park boys tennis program is no stranger to success. The team is consistently dominant in ECIC Division I. Even so, 2016 was a special year. More...

Business

Sign up and bring clubs for golf outing

Executive Director of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce

A pinging sound can be heard as the iron connects with the small white ball and sends it sailing high in the air on its way to the green. More...

BNSME meeting to feature Ride for Roswell founder

This month’s dinner of the Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives will begin at 5:15 p.m. Monday, May 23, at Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. More...

Webinar looks to improve online marketing efforts

BARQAR Marketing will continue its free series of educational webinars that provide advice to businesses looking to improve results from their online marketing efforts. More...

Views from the sand trap

Orchard Park’s Alex Prise blasts his way out of a bunker in front of the fourth green during Monday's Section VI Boys Golf Championships at River Oaks Golf Club in Grand Island. More...

Pastor retiring after 33 years of service

Armor Bible Church in Orchard Park will soon have a new voice leading its services, as the Rev. Douglas Sukhia will be retiring from full-time ministry with the church. Rev. Sukhia joined the church, located at 5650 Powers Road, in 1983. More...

Local News

Author keeps book production local

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Matt Bindig has published his first fiction book, Nothing Here is Real.” A mystery leads protagonist Ward Gregory to make a choice between two different lives — a choice that could change everything. More...

OP woman accused of endangering welfare of child

The Orchard Park Police Department on Friday morning executed an arrest warrant for an Orchard Park woman and charged her with endangering the welfare of a child, police said. Rebecca Greene, 39, was arrested at her home. More...

News Brief

The Orchard Park Garden Club will hold its regular membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2, at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. Sign-ups begin at 11:30, with refreshments at noon and the program at 12:30. More...

Police Blotter

Woman tries to make off with makeup

Friday, May 6 A West Seneca woman allegedly took $86 worth of cosmetics from an Amelia Drive department store. She was charged with petit larceny. Saturday, May 7 More...

Education

Youth group to make pilgrimage to France

In preparation for a summer trip to France, a church youth group, including young people from Orchard Park, recently visited Grand Island’s Pfc. Charles N. More...

Lifestyles

How Does your Garden Grow?

Award-winning author talks native plants, biodiversity during UB visit

For years, fluffy, green lawns have stood alongside white picket fences, cars and 2.5 kids as pre-eminent symbols of American middle-class normality. More...

Chicken barbecue to benefit PTO

The PTO at Eggert Elementary School, 3580 Eggert Road, will hold a takeout BW’s chicken barbecue from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20. The cost is $10 per meal. Presale tickets are available and strongly encouraged. More...