April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

‘Happy’ mom uses positivity to beat cancer

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When Mary Kate Jarosz was wheeled in for her bilateral mastectomy last week, she said she was not nervous, but rather filled with joy. Then she began to dance. More...

Support group offers comfort for alienated grandparents

(Editor’s note: Names of subjects have been changed to maintain anonymity.) For many, being a grandparent is a time of great joy and an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences with descendants. More...

CELEBRATING 65 YEARS

Sen. Mark Grisanti presents a proclamation to the Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra for its 65th anniversary during its spring concert, which was held Friday at Orchard Park High School. More...

Letters to the Editor

Pack 230 offers fun opportunities

Cub Scout Pack 230 would like to thank the Orchard Park community for such generous support during this year’s popcorn sale, during which we sold $28,000 of popcorn. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

BUSHEN, James C., of Orchard Park, died Thursday, April 10, 2014. Mr. Bushen is survived by his mother, Margaret A.; one aunt, Kathleen; and six uncles, James, William, Robert, Richard, Michael and Joseph. More...

Sports

Quakers have dominated like no other

Boys tennis preview

Want to know how good the Orchard Park boys tennis team has been? Last year’s undefeated overall record of 17-0 was nothing new. More...

Lady Quakers lacrosse has an even start to the season

Orchard Park’s girls lacrosse team is way ahead of their pace from last season. After six games, the Lady Quakers are 3-3, which means they already have more than half of their total wins from last season’s 5-12 finish. More...

Basketball league to start next week at Boys and Girls Club

A 3-on-3 basketball league will begin on Monday for athletes in grades six through nine. The league takes place at the Orchard Park Boys and Girls Club, 25 S. Lincoln Ave. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Alcoholics support group set for Sunday evenings The Alcoholics Victorious support group will meet at 5 p.m. Sundays at Fellowship Church, located at 1645 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca, across from the Southtowns Family YMCA. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 17 The Sunshine Boys — By Neil Simon and presented by Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 6 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. More...

Family Activities

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Comedy

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Village approves budget

Village of Orchard Park residents willexperiencea1percent tax increase in the 2014-15 budget. The Village Board passed the $2.5 million spending plan during its Monday meeting by a 4-0 vote; Trustee Francis Hogenkamp was absent. More...

State audit questions school district spending

A recent audit by the Office of the New York State Comptroller questioned the Orchard Park School District’s school bus procurement and use of reserve funds. More...

Orchard Park girl donates homemade cards to veterans

Nearly every day when she returns home from Eggert Road Elementary, fourth-grader Olivia Jurek retreats to her room in the quest of making the perfect greeting card. More...

Editorial

Recycling totes will help save environment and money

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With Earth Day less than a week away, many of us are thinking of ways to honor and give back to the environment. More...

Spindle items

• FREE E-RECYCLING — If you’re like me and shoved into your closet you have a busted laptop, broken printer and an iPod that was run over by your father’s car, you could definitely benefit from an electronics recycling event. More...

Out of the Past

Bauer’s Service Station

The village’s first gas station, Bauer’s Service Station, has been a fixture in Orchard Park for almost as long as the water tower. More...

Education

DESTINATION IMAGINATION

The Orchard Park Middle School Destination Imagination team placed first in the state in an improvisation challenge held in Binghamton on April 5. From left are Grace Weber, Lilly Felser, Tim Allaire, Alex Cymerman and Sam Gdowski. More...

On the Campus

Canisius College named the following Orchard Park area students to its fall 2013 dean’s list. More...

Jemiolo receives Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Samantha Jemiolo, daughter of Leslie Jemiolo of Orchard Park and Stanley and Renee Jemiolo of Elma, was one of four Fredonia State College seniors to receive a Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, an honor that recognizes a student’ More...

Lifestyles

Camp Pathfinder’s golden anniversary

Through two world wars, the Great Depression and all that has happened since, one boy’s summer camp has managed to stand the test of time for 100 years. More...

Eggert PTO to hold barbecue fundraiser

The Eggert Elementary PTO will hold a chicken dinner fundraiser, featuring BW’s Smokin’ Barrels Barbecue, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 25. More...

University Express Program will resume on April 22

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...

Business

Chamber to offer plenty of fun, helpful events

Spring is my favorite season. I enjoy seeing the bare branches of trees transformed as the leaves appear and eagerly watch for the first signs of the daffodils and tulips as they burst through the ground. More...

B is for Books to participate in World Book Night

B is for Books, located at 6562 E. Quaker St. in Orchard Park, is one of 2,300 bookstores and libraries across America supporting World Book Night 2014. More...

Orchard Park Antique Mall to move to new location

At the end of the month, the Orchard Park Antique Mall will close its doors at its current location at 3025 Orchard Park Road and move less than half a mile down the road. It plans to open its new location at 3170 Orchard Park Road by June 1. More...

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