Weekly Feature



November 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Stay safe, connected during hunting season

It’s that time of year; the leaves are crisp, the air is cool and hunters in Western New York are bundling up and heading out to the woods in the hopes of catching the “big one.” More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

POLICE EVENTS — The Orchard Park Police Department has two upcoming events to aid the community. The department will partner with the Orchard Park School District to hold a police information night. The event will start at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago - Nov. 27, 1997   Bids are expected to be opened in January 1998 for the completion of the Freeman Road widening project. More...

Sports

Regional champions dominate First Team

All-Bee Football — Offense

The 2017 season has featured historic dominance for Section VI football, particularly teams in Bee coverage areas. The section won all five Far West Regional games, with four of those teams — Cheektowaga, More...

All-Bee Football squad selection process explained

Given the tremendous success of last year’s squad, The Bee’s sports staff is once again proud to recognize some of the area’s top talent with the offensive unit’s portion of the 2017 All-Bee Football Team.  More...

West Seneca West’s Myers earns Player of the Year honors

It’s been a whirlwind five months for West Seneca West quarterback Matt Myers.  More...

Entertainment

Art

sat. 25 Under $100 — The exhibition will encourage people to shop small and support local businesses on Small Business Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Project 308 Gallery, 308 Oliver St., Tonawanda. 523-0068 More...

Live Local in WNY

fri. 24 BTTB — 9 p.m., Crazy Jake’s, 26 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 693-9309, www.crazyjakesnt.com Tim Britt — 8:30 p.m., Jack’s Grill & Banquets, 6935 Ward Road, Niagara Falls. jackdevines.com More...

Comedy

fri. 24-sun. 26  Kountry Wayne, aka Wayne Colley, is a superstar comedian on the rise. He will entertain at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 25, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. More...

OPPD sees increase in requests for active shooter training following Cheektowaga incident

In the days following the shooting incident at a Dollar General store in Cheektowaga, the Orchard Park Police Department has been inundated with calls from businesses and other entities looking to undergo active shooter training and have their securi More...

Town adopts $26 million budget

Saying again and again they would not plan for just the current budget, but years out, members of the Orchard Park Town Board adopted a budget with a spending and tax levy increase to protect taxpayers from future hikes on upcoming projects.  More...

Local News

Mother, son arrested after armed robbery at Mighty Taco

A mother and son were apprehended by police after the son took an undetermined amount of cash during an armed robbery of Mighty Taco, Orchard Park police said.   More...

Police say half-empty bottle of Wild Turkey found in car after accident, DWI arrest

An Attica woman was arrested by Orchard Park police on Monday for allegedly driving while intoxicated after being involved in a motor vehicle accident and having a half-bottle of Wild Turkey bourbon in the vehicle, authorities said.  More...

OP man accused of stealing car following crash

A report of a disoriented driver who was bleeding from his head led to Erie County sheriff’s deputies arresting a man for possessing a stolen vehicle, the agency said.  Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard said deputies responded to the Iroq More...

Letters to the Editor

Church grateful for support of chicken barbecue

The members and friends of the Orchard Park United Methodist Church thank all those in the community who supported our recently held chicken barbecue.  More...

Police Blotter

Bandanna hanging over mirror leads to charges

Saturday, Nov. 11   An iPad was taken from an unlocked vehicle parked in a grocery parking lot on Southwestern Boulevard. The value of the iPad is $400. There is no video of the incident. There are no suspects at this time.  Sunday, Nov. More...

Education

Canisius High School reveals first-quarter honor roll

Canisius High School has named the following Orchard Park students to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year. More...

Lifestyles

Carnegie Art Center... Presenting holiday glass workshops for young artists

Want a shiny new ornament made by your son or daughter to hang on your  Christmas tree this year?  The Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda can help make that holiday wish come true, through glass workshops being offered next month.  More...

Legion post slates basket raffle

The Orchard Park American Legion Post 567 will hold a basket raffle from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the post, 3740 N. Buffalo Road. Lunch will be available. More...

Business

Meals on Wheels selected as ‘Share the Love’ charity by West Herr Subaru

The Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York Inc. has been selected by West Herr Subaru as a local beneficiary for Subaru of America’s annual “Share the Love” holiday event.  More...

LLS launches new fundraising competition

The Western & Central New York Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is seeking high school students who are enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach and leadership for a new fundraising competition called Studen More...

Buffalo-themed trivia game now available

“You Gotta Know Buffalo – My Hometown Edition,” a trivia game that celebrates the people, places and events that make up the history of the Queen City, was launched last week by Store (716), a company that designs Buffalo themed app More...