Weekly Feature



July 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Schafer named interim executive director of Youth Board

Still searching for a full-time replacement for the late E. David Rebmann, the Town Board has named Benjamin Schafer the interim executive director of the Youth Board. More...

Editorial

Town needs director to continue Rebmann message

The Orchard Park community is still processing the sudden death of E. David Rebmann, the former executive director of Youth Services and the Youth Bureau. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

SENIOR OF THE MONTH — Congratulations are in order for former Orchard Park School District board member Anthony Agnello after he was recently named the Erie County Senior of the Month for July. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Aug. 1, 1996 Organizers for the Village of Orchard Park’s 75th anniversary celebration are calling the weeklong party a huge smashing success. More...

Sports

Crean is OP Female Athlete of the Year

Winning an event at the Section VI State Qualifier Track Meet is quite an accomplishment. Winning three events is incredible. To then finish top-three in all three events at the New York State Championship meet is ridiculous. More...

Sparks shock Senior Mostly Old Guys for first loss

The Senior Mostly Old Guys saw their bid for a perfect season in the 60+ Division of the Glory Days Softball League come to an end July 20, as the Sparks handed them their first loss of the season, 11-4. More...

Sports Brief

Lon Nielsen of Orchard Park finished fifth in the Blaisdell Pro-AM at Pennhills Country Club in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Sunday. Nielsen shot a score of 70 for the round, which was par for the course. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Chamber schedules networking event Business Connections, the Orchard Park Chamber’s networking group, will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 28, in the basement of the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St. More...

Entertainment

Festivals

thurs. 28-sat. 30 More...

Family Activities

thurs. 28 More...

Special Events

sat. 30 Walk Off Hunger Walk and Festival — 1.9-mile walk around Island Park, bounce houses, climbing wall, games, music and raffles, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Island Park, Williamsville. www.foodbankwny.org More...

Residents continue fight against project on Woodhaven Road

After the town authorized an excavation, removal and storage of materials permit to fill a vacant property at the end of Woodhaven Road, residents once again showed their unhappiness with the clear-cutting and fill permit. More...

Plenty of events still to come for Quaker Days

Another Taste of Orchard Park is in the books, but the weeklong community celebration of Quaker Days rolls on through Sunday. Three main anchor events are yet to come. The village ice cream social will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Local News

Residents speak out against survey

A recent phone survey conducted by Liberty Opinion Research to gather opinions on the potential community activity center has some residents in Orchard Park wondering if it was the best course of action. More...

Former School Board member named county’s Senior of Month

Anthony Agnello, a former School Board member for the Orchard Park School District and a refugee services consultant, was recently honored as the Erie County Senior of the Month for July. More...

News Brief

The Orchard Park Garden Club will hold its regular membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. More...

Police Blotter

Headphone-wearing driver charged

Monday, July 18 • A sizeable amount of scrap copper was taken out of a storage area of a Center Drive business. The copper is valued at more than $1,000. There are no suspects at this time. Tuesday, July 19 More...

Education

School District attempts to acquire Chromebooks for high school

Following the success of the 1 to 1 Chromebook pilot program last year in grades five, six and seven, the Orchard Park School District is looking to expand the program into the high school, thanks to the Smart Schools Bond Act. More...

School district administrators receive safety training

On July 13, the Orchard Park School District administrative team was trained by Lt. Patrick Fitzgerald of the Orchard Park Police Department on the Incident Command System, a release from the district said. More...

OFF AND RUNNING

— Participants in the Lindsay Matthews 5K Run & One-Mile Walk step off from the starting line of the race. More...

Lifestyles

River Works Murder Mystery makes you the detective

Teleport back to 19th-century Buffalo, where Irish grain elevator workers were on strike and the rich became richer. Buffalo History Tours holds its “Grain Mill Murder Mystery” at 6 p.m. More...

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...

Baseball outing set for Aug. 26

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

Walk Off Hunger set for July 30

The ninth annual Walk Off Hunger and Summerfest — benefiting the Food Bank of WNY — will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Island Park in Williamsville. More...

WNYRPEA sets general meeting, luncheon

The Western New York Chapter of the Retired Public Employees Association will hold a general meeting and luncheon from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Polish Falcons Clubhouse, 445 Columbia Road, Depew. More...

SCORE to hold recruitment open house

Buffalo Niagara SCORE will hold a free volunteer recruitment open house from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the HarborCenter, 100 Washington St., Buffalo. The open house will explain the SCORE mission and what it means to be a volunteer. More...