Weekly Feature



February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Brady returns to WNY as House II principal

After making stops in Buffalo, Maryland and Albany, Robyn Brady has come to the Orchard Park School District as its new House II principal. More...

Eggert Elementary to present ‘The Lion King Kids’

The fifth-graders at Eggert Elementary will perform “The Lion King Kids” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, and Tuesday, Feb. 9. The entire fifth-grade class will perform in the musical. More...

News Briefs

Town Supervisor Patrick Keem was recently installed as a director of the Association of Erie County Governments. State Sen. Patrick Gallivan swore in the group’s 2016 officers. More...

Police Blotter

Purse, pair of pants found near Sleepy Hollow home

Wednesday, Jan. 27 Two unlocked vehicles on Old Orchard Lane had items taken from them. One vehicle, belonging to an Orchard Park woman, had sunglasses taken. More...

Sports

Lady Quakers earn big victory over Lancaster in girls hoops

The Orchard Park girls basketball team earned their 11th win of the season and sixth win in the division on Monday when they defeated ECIC rivals Lancaster. More...

Legends edge Quakers in ECIC boys hoops contest

The Lancaster boys basketball team earned a bit of revenge Tuesday night at the Legends upended the Quakers, 66-56, to split the season series with rivals Orchard Park. More...

OP/Frontier to play in Section VI girls hockey title game

The Orchard Park/Frontier girls hockey team has finally seen their hard work pay off. The squad defeated Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence Monday at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 4-2, to earn a win in the 2016 semifinal game. More...

Business

Curbell Plastics launches new website and e-catalog

Curbell Plastics, based in Orchard Park, has launched a new website and online catalog that will allow visitors to research plastic materials and products, make direct purchases and obtain price quotes, according to a release from the company. More...

Sales, marketing execs schedule networking party

Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives’ Cocktails and Connections Networking Party will take place at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the North American Breweries Pub, 50 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo. More...

Volunteering at Wings Flight of Hope one of YMCA Togetherhood projects

Wings Flights of Hope, the Orchard Park-based organization that provides free air transportation for medical and humanitarian purposes, is one of YMCA Buffalo Niagara’s volunteer projects for the 2016 Togetherhood season, a release from the YMC More...

WINGS provides ‘Flights of Hope’ to those in need

Joe DeMarco has turned his love for flying into a way to assist those who may have run out of options. The Orchard Park resident started flying planes as a hobby when he was 20 years old. More...

‘Community of choice’ used as framework for strategic priorities

After distinguishing a vision for the Town of Orchard Park as a “community of choice,” those involved in the strategic planning process are now refining strategic priorities to fit that description. More...

Editorial

Togetherhood projects should elicit volunteers

One of the staples of a school or workforce is being actively involved in community service. In many cases it’s about giving back to the community that you live in or donating your time to an organization you believe to be admirable. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

MUSIC OF THE DISTRICT — The young musicians in the Orchard Park School District will be taking over the early part of February with a variety of music for everyone to enjoy. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Feb. 8, 1996 Last Friday night’s Orchard Park Sleepout for the Homeless remained true to tradition in two ways this year. As always, it was held on the first Friday in February on the grounds of Orchard Park Middle School. More...

Education

On the Campus

Medaille College has named the following Orchard Park residents to the dean’s list for the 2015 fall semester: Hannah Johnson, Brian Joy, Grace Krzan, Lindsey McCarthy, Marissa Murray, Samantha Reinlander and Alea Wade. More...

Lifestyles

Portrait of an Artist: Buffalo's own Tom Toles

Reporter

When Tom Toles left The Buffalo News in 2002 to become the editorial cartoonist of The Washington Post, he faced the monumental task of filling the shoes of the man who preceded him. More...

Zonta Club announces guest speaker

The Zonta Club of Hamburg and Orchard Park will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at JP Fitzgerald’s, 4236 Clark St., Hamburg. For more information, Call 648-6312. Trish Staszak will be the guest speaker. More...

Sign up for a tribute to John Denver

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...