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January 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

January is a dangerous time for CO poisoning

According to data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January is the worst month of the year for carbon monoxide poisoning. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

KEEP ADVOCATING — Obtaining a school resource officer in the Orchard Park School District has once again become a topic of conversation, after a number of parents of Eggert   Elementary School students came to a recent Board of Education m More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago - Jan. 22, 1998   The appointment of Lt. Samuel McCune as Orchard Park Chief of Police has spurred legal action against the process that placed him at the helm of the department. More...

Education

High school STEM students take first place at NCCC Tech Wars

Orchard Park High School STEM students were awarded first overall for Outstanding Technology Education Program in the high school division during the annual Niagara   County Community College Tech Wars on Jan. More...

SLEUTHING SKILLS

— Recently, Boy Scouts from Troop 48 in Orchard Park used their deductive skills to escape from the Library of the Great Escape Room. More...

On the Campus

Nazareth College has named the following Orchard Park residents to the dean’s list forthefall2017semester:Molly Calpin, Marissa Drees, Daniel Freilicher, Sara Jamieson and Alexi Przybylski.  More...

Business

Chamber looking to expand on staple events

Executive Director of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce

I can’t believe another year has come and gone. I am so excited to see what 2018 will bring.  2017 turned out to be another great year of working together with the town, village and businesses. More...

Straight Talk Conference will be held Jan. 20

The U.S. Small Business Administration Buffalo District Office and the SCORE Buffalo Niagara Chapter will host the 2018 Straight Talk seminar. It will take place on Saturday, Jan. More...

Explore Buffalo Winter Gala is set for Jan. 27

Hotel at the Lafayette, 391 Washington St., Buffalo, will host Explore Buffalo’s 2018 Winter Gala, set to take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. More...

Parents begin conversation about school resource officer

A group of interested parents from Eggert Elementary School are looking to obtain information on the possibility of the Orchard Park School District getting a school resource officer.  More...

Five Collins challengers convene in forum

Local Democrats are gearing up for a fight this year with Rep. Chris Collins for New York’s 27th District congressional seat.  More...

Local News

Refugee organizations rebuke Trump on alleged vulgar comment

Representatives from the five agencies of the Western New York Refugee and Asylee Consortium offered a combined rebuke to President Donald Trump’s “misinformed, misguided, unnecessary, inappropriate statement” on Friday, after The W More...

Orchard Park man arraigned on possession of weapon and harassment charges

Orchard Park resident Dino Bruscia has been arraigned on one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a class C violent felony, and one count of aggravated harassment in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor, before State Sup More...

‘A Night of Jazz’ planned for Jan. 27

Mount St. Mary Academy will host its fourth annual “A Night of Jazz” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

Police Blotter

Shovels, plants and clothes left on top of car

Wednesday, Jan. 10  A hit-and-run occurred in the parking lot of an Amelia Drive steakhouse. There was damage to the rear driver’s side of the vehicle. The victim is from Fredonia.  Saturday, Jan. 13   More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

STRIEBICH, Nelson F., of Rochester, formerly of Orchard Park, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Mr. Striebich is survived by his wife, Ellen (nee Waring); four children, Sally Howard, Sue Starks, Jim and Tom Striebich; and six grandchildren. More...

Sports

Lady Quakers hoopsters start season 10-0 with dominant wins

Sports Reporter

It’s been smooth sailing so far for the Orchard Park girls’ basketball team. The Lady Quakers move to 10-0 on the season Tuesday with a 50-47 win over Williamsville East. More...

Track teams looking to get back to competition

The weather has prevented the Orchard Park track team from doing much of any competition in the winter season. The team has not had a competition of any kind since December due to the holidays and weather-related cancellations. More...

Young hockey team aiming to grow

The Orchard Park hockey team is a fairly young group this season. The team features plenty of sophomores and first-year varsity players after graduating a big group of seniors last season. More...

Lifestyles

Moving Miracles offers training program for individuals with disabilities

For 20 years, Moving Miracles Dance Studio in West Seneca has served thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities.  More...

Chorale seeking members

The Orchard Park Chorale is beginning the process of recruiting new members for its spring season. Open rehearsals will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22 and Monday, Jan. 29, at the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. More...

Aerospace Museum talk set for Jan. 19

The Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave., offers many programs for people older than 55. Contact the center at 662-6452 to register for programs. The Senior Center director is Debbie Santiago.   More...