May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Teeing off

Orchard Park’s Erich Spitz accelerates his swing towards the ball to kick off his attack of the third hole during the opening 18 holes of Monday’s Section VI Golf Championships at River O More...

Local News

OPHS student raises money for Roswell

Two years ago, Matthew Stromecki’s mother, Pam Perkins, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Stromecki’s mother survived it, and as a honor to her and all women who battle against breast cancer, he started “Goals For A Cure.” More...

D.A.R.E. graduations upcoming for students

Fifth-grade students from South Davis, Windom and Armor elementary schools have completed the 14-week Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. More...

Town approves three-year contract for brush pickup

The Town Board, at the May 13 work session, awarded a three-year contract to Buffalo and Orchard Park Topsoil for brush pickup in the town. More...

Letters to the Editor

Remember those who died in service

Memorial Day — a day when veterans remember their buddies, many not with us anymore. For most Americans, it’s a holiday, a day off from work. Auto dealers will give you great savings on a new car. Malls will have tremendous sales. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

ISENHART, Patrick D., of Orchard Park, died Saturday, May 16, 2015. More...

Sports

Orchard Park’s Spitz earns spot in state golf tournament

Locals competed Monday in Section VI golf tournament at River Oaks

Many south town local talents had their tickets punched to the state tournament Monday as many of the area’s best golfers competed in the Section VI championship. More...

Korach and Freilicher win ECIC doubles title

The team of Zander Korach and Dan Freilicher won the ECIC tennis double tournament, earning them a spot in the Section VI tournament. Korach and Freilicher were the top seed in the tournament and for good reason. More...

Orchard Park baseball clinches AA top seed

Quakers continue historic season in search of Section VI title

Orchard Park is showing people more and more that they are the dominant team in Western New York. With only two scare games on the season, a 3-1 win over Lancaster and a 2-1 win over St. Francis, the Quakers have maintained an unbeaten record. More...

Business

Interim executive looks to move Chamber forward

Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce Interim Executive Director

For those who don’t know me, my name is Colleen Baker and I am very pleased to be introducing myself to you as the interim executive director of the Orchard Park Chamber. More...

OPHS grad chosen for industry award

An Orchard Park High School alumna has received the Pacesetter Award from the Convention Industry Council. More...

Catholic Health earns environmental excellence award

Catholic Health has been named a 2015 “System for Change” award winner from the environmental health care organization Practice Greenhealth. More...

Memorial Day events will focus on remembrance

The Orchard Park Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6247 is again preparing to host the Memorial Day parade in the village. The parade will assemble around 8:30 a.m. and begin at 9 behind the library, located at 4570 S. Buffalo St. More...

Family continues lemonade stand to support cancer research

Lemonade and cookies may not be the breakthrough cure to cancer that scientists continue to search for, but for Bobbie Wabick and her family, they just might be the next best thing. More...

Editorial

Three-year brush contract should improve collection

Last week’s approval of a three-year brush collection contract to Buffalo and Orchard Park Topsoil should have residents who have been voicing their concerns over brush pickup feeling a tad better about the collection process. More...

Spindle items

WEDDING SEASON — This weekend I’ll be attending a wedding for a good friend of mine from high school. The wedding will provide a chance for a mini high school reunion and for everyone to wish the newly married couple well. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago May 25, 1995 The Orchard Park School Board by a 4 to 3 vote Friday retained the Gordon Jones Associates architect firm instead of Habiterra Associates, whose bids were up to 25 percent lower, to work on future projects. More...

Police Blotter

Man arrested for having 20 active suspensions

Monday, May 11 An Orchard Park individual discovered fraudulent charges on an M&T Bank card. The charges were for about $530 and were both out of a pet store in Valley Stream, New York. Wednesday, May 13 More...

Education

Students receive scholarships from 100 Club of Buffalo

Students Kathleen Cooley and Chelsey Jordan have received scholarships from the 100 Club of Buffalo through its Scholarship of Excellence program. Cooley is an Orchard Park resident and student at Orchard Park High School. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Kite flying for homeless veterans slated for May More...

Entertainment

Bee Entertained

Walking Tours thurs. 21 More...

Watercolor painting available until June 5

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...

Orchard Park 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...