March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Rally for education

A group supporting public education pickets on West Quaker Street on Monday afternoon. The picketers marched from Orchard Park Middle School to South Davis Elementary and back.  |width=250|height=179|link=node|align=left] More...

School district provides update on 2015-16 budget

A revision of the 2015-16 budget for the Orchard Park Central School District shows an estimated total appropriation of $90.5 million, an increase of $1.3 million or 1.5 percent from the current year’s spending plan. More...

Local News

Litwin Clinton prepares to take over as mayor

With her term starting on April, 1, Jo Ann Litwin Clinton is ready to begin her run as mayor of the Village of Orchard Park. Litwin Clinton was elected to the position in the March 18 village election and will now step into the role. More...

Town Board signs agreements for separate projects

The Orchard Park Town Board signed two agreements at the March 18 meeting, one with Kheops Architecture, Engineering and Survey for work on Green Lake and another with Wendel Architecture and Engineering for plans for the Brush Mountain Park Communit More...

Residents raise concerns over potential new development

Resident Erik Fisher aired concerns to the Village Board on Monday night over notification received of a new building project plan near South Lincoln Avenue for St. John’s Lutheran Church. More...

Sports

Women’s Golf Club at Elma Meadows has openings

For the first time in 20 years, the Elma Meadows Women's Golf Club has a few openings to play in the 2015 season. More...

Esquires to play Buffalo Sabres Alumni at HarborCenter

An exhibition hockey game featuring the Esquires, a team of attorneys from the Bar Association of Erie County, and Buffalo Sabres Alumni will take the ice at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the HarborCenter, 100 Washington St. in Buffalo. More...

Top seniors to clash in all-star boys hoops tripleheader

The area’s top senior boys basketball players will cap off their high school careers by participating in the 18th annual Butler Mitchell Alumni Association Silver Hoops Classic. More...

Business

Garden club receives Business Community Beautification Award

The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce has named the Orchard Park Garden Club as the recipient of its March Business Community Beautification Award. More...

NAWBO will hold ‘Success without Struggle’ dinner

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will host its April dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Protocol, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville. The dinner will be at 6 p.m. More...

NU Hospitality fundraiser slated for April 9

Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management will host its annual fundraiser, “International Bites and Delights,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Salv atore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. More...

Stats show spike in burglaries, narcotics arrests

Police Chief Mark Pacholec discussed 2014 statistics for the Orchard Park Police Department at the March 18 Town Board meeting, saying there was an increase of 36 percent in car crashes, 22 percent in domestic incidents and 30 percent in calls for se More...

Beverly A. Leek dies, community activist, organizer

As the hundreds of exhibitors line up their tents this September for the 54th annual Quaker Arts Festival, and as the thousands of visitors celebrate the community’s craftsmanship, there will be one less smiling face in the crowd — one wh More...

Editorial

Review of Police Department offers benefit to citizens

Residents of a community deserve to know what’s going on in the area where they live. This could be a new business moving into town, construction being done on a local roadway or understanding what the Police Department does for the community. More...

Spindle items

HAVE A VOICE AT BUDGET SEASON — Following another update on the Orchard Park Central School District’s budget at Tuesday’s School Board meeting, it was a pleasant sight to see a good attendance in the middle school auditorium. More...

Out of the Past

• The Town of Orchard Park should benefit from the changes brewing across the state in Albany, Supervisor Dennis J. Mill said this week. More...

Education

Author speaks to Eggert Elementary students

Virginia Kroll, author of over 70 children’s books visited Eggert Elementary on Wednesday, March 11, and Thursday, March 12. Kroll spoke to the students about writing what they’re passionate about. More...

Lifestyles

Local couple will be featured on ‘House Hunters’

A Western New York couple will be the subject of an episode of HGTV’s “House Hunters,” airing Wednesday, April 1. “House Hunters” is a 30-minute show that takes viewers behind the scenes on the home-buying process. More...

Spring brings colorful blossoms to local florists

Pat Spahn, owner of Nuwer Florist in East Aurora, prepares a basic arrangement for a customer. Photo by Mary Best DDespite a few snow mounds still scattered throughout the region, Friday brought the season everyone had been waiting for: spring. More...

Entertainment

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‘He is Risen’ program slated for March 29

A Palm Sunday devotional program titled “He is Risen” will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on March 29 at the Orchard Park Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, 4005 Baker Road. More...

Spaghetti dinner, raffle slated for April 13

The West Falls Fire Company Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold a spaghetti dinner and basket raffle from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, at the West Falls Fire Company, 1864 Davis Road. More...