Weekly Feature

March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Attendance at Planning Board meetings critical

When residents come to a Town Board meeting to offer comments about potential projects, there is a sense of their looking for immediate answers, while also searching for information about the next step in the project.  More...

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Orchard Park Editor

BUDGET MEETINGS — The Orchard Park School District Board of Education is in the middle of budget development for next year, and residents should look to start attending these meetings to know what’s in and what’s out of the upcoming More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago March 27, 1997   Local officials are looking for ways to retain use of a 117-year-old rail line that runs through parts of Orchard Park and the Town of Aurora following its possible abandonment of public ownership.  More...

Sports

Elite talent highlights First Team

The 2016-17 All-Bee Boys Hockey Team is not short on elite talent. More...

Boys’ ‘Silver Hoops Classic’ tripleheader set

The area’s top senior boys basketball players will cap off their high school careers by participating in the 20th annual ADPRO Sports/Dale Carnegie Silver Hoops Classic. More...

Registration underway for ’17 Junior PGA season

The Western New York PGA Junior Golf Tour is gearing up for another successful season this summer by holding membership and tournament registration drives, both of which are already underway.  Membership information can be obtained by visiting w More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Special Events

thurs. 23  Spaghetti Dinner — Benefiting Westen’s Warriors and Honor Flight and featuring basket raffle, and take-out is available, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at West Seneca Middle School, 395 Center Road, West Seneca; $. More...

Family Activities

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Village First candidates sweep election

Tuesday evening proved to be a successful night for the candidates under the Republican and Village First banners, as all four individuals won spots on the Orchard Park Village Board.  More...

Big Tree Road residents oppose potential apartment complex

A group of residents from Big Tree Road brought their concerns to the Town Board about a potential apartment complex to be built in their neighborhood.  (See editorial on page four)  The proposed complex, Orchard Grove Apartments, includes More...

NYSEG slammed for slow response time to windstorm

Being without power for two days and dealing with frequent power outages, resident   Christine Weyer called out NYSEG during a recent Town Board meeting for its issues getting power restored during the March 8 windstorm.  More...

Local News

OP romance novelist confronts honor killings, abuse in new book

Through her fourth tale of international romance, Orchard Park resident and author Eris Perese hopes her American readers — and women worldwide — will become more aware of the violence and abuse they could face from a current or future sp More...

Eleven OPHS students heading to DECA nationals

Thirty-two students from Orchard Park High School DECA attended the New York DECA State Career Conference in Rochester from March 8-10, according to a release from the school district.   More...

Social media campaign supports ride-sharing efforts

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Police Blotter

Stop for loud muffler ends in marijuana charge

Sunday, March 12  An employee of an Armor Duells Road business had $250 taken from her purse, which was in the break room. Police have a possible suspect.  Tuesday, March 14   More...

Obituaries

Douglas B. Littlewood, business broker

Douglas Burden Littlewood, 94, of Amherst, died Thursday, March 16, 2017.  Mr. Littlewood was the corporate secretary of National Gypsum and responsible for major mergers and acquisitions in France, Australia and Japan. More...

John D. Hodson, lifelong resident of Orchard Park

John D. Hodson, 78, of Orchard Park, died Thursday, March 9, 2017.  Mr. Hodson was born on Dec. 31, 1938, in Buffalo. More...

Lifestyles

School districts’ partnership producing better student readers, leaders

When it comes to helping students excel, reading, writing and leadership are priorities for educators in the Sweet Home and Cheektowaga-Sloan school districts, who have recently found that comparing notes on programs and visiting each other’s s More...

Lions Club sets pancake breakfast

The Orchard Park Lions Club will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, March 26, at American Legion Post 567, 3740 N. Buffalo Road. Tickets cost $7 for adults; $4 for children ages 6 to 12; and are free for children younger than 6. More...

FASNY prepares for annual RecruitNY initiative

More than 200 fire departments across New York state have signed up for the seventh annual RecruitNY weekend, a major initiative of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York. More...

Business

Health, Fitness and Business Expo set for Saturday

Branded last year as the Orchard Park Community Health and Fitness Fair, the event returns to the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce schedule this year as the Health, Fitness and Business Expo. More...

Professional development series continues

Art Services Initiative of Western New York has announced the next sessions in its professional development series for cultural organizations and artists. The first session is called “CharitySTRONG,” and the event will be at 4 p.m. More...

Career Expo set for March 30 at university

Niagara University is hosting a Career Expo on Thursday, March 30, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Center gym, 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara Falls. More...