Weekly Feature

April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Ride-sharing offers many opportunities for WNY

It’s an exciting time in Buffalo as the legalization of ride-sharing in upstate was passed as part of the 2017-18 budget. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE — The Orchard Park Garden Club is gearing up for its annual plant sale and is holding one more membership meeting before the plant sale takes place.  More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago April 24, 1997   The Orchard Park Board of Education Tuesday approved a $49,267,429 spending plan for the 1997-98 school year.  Patrick Byrne will not run for another term on the Orchard Park Board of Education. More...

Police Blotter

Man with 23 suspensions charged after hit-and-run

Wednesday, April 12   An unknown individual tried to break into the maintenance building of Woodlawn Cemetery. The door of the building was damaged.   More...

Obituaries

M. Donald Pritchard, pharmacist

M. Donald Pritchard, 86, of Orchard Park, died Monday, April 3, 2017.  Mr. Pritchard was born on July 31, 1930, in Buffalo and was a graduate of Kenmore High School. More...

Sports

Boys track team ready to hit the road

Sports Reporter

Track is a difficult enough sport with extra obstacles thrown in. It requires dedication, consistency and intense mental focus. For the Orchard Park boys track team, it will also require some adaptation skills. More...

Tennis team gears up for another season

Calling the seven-year stretch Orchard Park boys’ tennis has had in ECIC I “dominant” almost feels like an understatement. The Quakers have won 73 straight division matches and eight consecutive league titles. More...

Girls track team has youth infusion

The Orchard Park girls track team certainly isn’t short on youth. Or participants. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Tortoise and the Hare race set for April 22 More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 20   More...

Film/Video

fri. 21, sat. 22, tues. 25 & thurs. 27   More...

Special Events

thurs. 20-mon. 24   More...

OP grad to donate flowers for Orchard Park Pride

Honored as one of the students who displayed character, leadership skills and community involvement in the Orchard Park Pride Class of 1989, Dean Weber is involved with the program once again as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.  Weber, who op More...

Officials outline opportunities, expectations as WNY readies for ride-sharing

Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-Orchard Park and Sen. More...

Local News

OP alum receives CNBC summer fellowship

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The CNBC Summer Fellowship Program, a nine- to 10-week program at the CNBC headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, gives students an opportunity to gain real-world experience in business news journalism. More...

Gliding Stars to honor resident

A resident of Orchard Park will receive a Volunteer of the Year award honoring him for his service to Gliding Stars of Western New York throughout the 2016-17 season, according to a release from the organization.  Ernest Matthews will be recogn More...

Workers’ Compensation reform to produce savings for New Yorkers

The passage of a Senate-led Workers’ Compensation Reform package is expected to produce hundreds of millions of dollars in employer savings across New York while also improving protections for injured workers, according to state Sen. More...

Letters to the Editor

Free college plan a political move

I couldn’t agree more with David Sherman’s column in last week’s Bee; spot on. I live in East Aurora, and we are looking at a 7percent increase in our school tax, in no small part from mandates and less aid. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I can’t believe our governor wants to spend $20 million to build a visitor welcome center on Grand Island. Doesn’t he realize Grand Island has two of them? They are called toll booths. More...

Education

OP Destination Imagination team takes first place

Five Orchard Park Middle School students have earned a place next to other teams from as far away as Korea, after being invited to the Destination Imagination Global Finals, which will be held from Wednesday, May 24, through Saturday, May 27, in Knox More...

Two authors to visit Ellicott Elementary

Authors Heather Harris and Matt Chandler will be presenting to Ellicott Elementary School students from Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, according to a release from the Orchard Park School District.  Heather Harris, author/illustrator More...

Community Salutes Orchard Park High School Students

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Lifestyles

Paralympic gold medalist shares her story at WNY Girls In Sports

It is estimated that the average child should get somewhere around 60 minutes of aerobic exercise per day. More...

Fox Run to hold smart-driver class

A smart-driver class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Fox Run Orchard Park, One Fox Run Lane. To register for the class, visit Great Erie Federal Credit Union or call 662-1311. More...

Business

Chamber offers array of events for spring

Executive Director of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce

Spring is such a great time of the year. More...

Community Foundation grants available

The Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts is now accepting grant applications for its 2017 granting cycle. More...

Grant program to benefit county farms

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday said farms in Erie and Wyoming counties will benefit from more than $179,000 awarded through round two of the Climate Resilient Farming Grant Program.  More...