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WISE WORDS

— Valedictorian Benjamin Schafer delivers his speech at graduation on June 27 at Kleinhans Music Hall. For more photos, see page 10. More...

Local News

Orchard Park native receives Marian Award

St. Mary’s High School presented its Marian Award to Orchard Park resident Hannah Gresham at its June 3 commencement ceremony at Villa Maria College. More...

Town Board adopts traffic order for stadium event days

A traffic order for no parking on streets around Ralph Wilson Stadium on event days for the stadium was adopted recently by the Town Board. More...

News Briefs

The Town of Orchard Park Conservation Board will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, in the engineering conference room on the second floor of the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. More...

Obituaries

Ray Semlitsch, professor of biology

Ray Semlitsch, a professor of biology and an international leader in amphibian ecology, formerly of West Seneca, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015. He was 64. More...

Death Notices

ABATE, Joseph M., of Orchard Park, died Sunday, June 21, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; three sons, Joseph, Jeffrey and David; four grandchildren; one brother, James; and one sister, Mary Pat Grimmer. More...

Sports

OP’s Sipowicz earns Player of the Year honors

Every good story has a hero. In the Orchard Park varsity baseball team’s historic run to a Section VI Class AA title, first baseman/ pitcher Andrew Sipowicz was that hero. More...

OP’s Gibson voted as Bee’s top baseball coach

For the past 15 years Jim Gibson been behind the championship caliber baseball teams from Orchard Park. Gibson, the 2015 All-Bee Coach of the Year, has been coaching for 35 years and has been playing the game for much longer. More...

Coaches name Lancaster’s Preziuso as area’s top pitcher

If the Lancaster varsity baseball squad had a quality opponent coming up, it was almost a sure thing that senior Joe Preziuso would be on the mound. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Business Connections slated for July 23 Business Connections, the Chamber’s networking group, will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 23, in the basement of the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St. More...

Business

AAA projects Independence Day holiday travel

AAA projects 41.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day, the most since 2007 and a 0.7 percent increase from the 41.6 million people who traveled last year. More...

Notary public training to be repeated July 27

A New York Notary Public training course will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the Millennium Airport Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. More...

NYS EAPA to offer free business training

The New York State Entrepreneurial Assistance Program will offer free business training courses for people wanting to start their own businesses. The courses are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings from Sept. 9 through Nov. More...

Lilleck leaves middle school; takes new position with district

David Lilleck’s time as the principal of Orchard Park Middle School has come to an end, but he will continue to serve the district in a new capacity. More...

Bear spotted numerous times near town border

Police Chief Mark Pacholec said a black bear has been spotted within the last week around Cole Road, which is on the border of the towns of Orchard Park and Boston. “We had a good sighting around 6 a.m. More...

Editorial

Heroin problem needs to be addressed

The use of heroin in Western New York has reached what some people are calling epidemic levels with overdoses occurring more frequently. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

DON’T POKE THE BEAR — Residents in Orchard Park should be on alert after multiple sightings of a black bear near Cole Road, where the town borders the Town of Boston. More...

Out of the Past 20 Years Ago July 6, 1995

In excess of 15,000 people again joined in the festivities during Orchard Park’s Fourth of July celebration, even though a brief but powerful downpour occurred near dusk. More...

Education

12-pack of beer taken from Norwood Lane garage

Monday, June 22 A juvenile was stopped for speeding on South Buffalo Street. The individual from Hamburg also reportedly had marijuana on his person. He was charged with possession of marijuana and speeding. Tuesday, June 23 More...

Orchard Park High School Graduation 2015

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Lifestyles

Search the Scriptures for Answers

Stand Fast Biblical Answer: “...Thy word is truth” (John 17:17). More...

Annual parade set for Saturday

The annual Fourth of July Parade hosted by the Town and Village of Orchard Park will kick off at 8 p.m. Saturday. The parade will leave from Orchard Park High School at 4040 Baker Road. More...

Kanjam...a Buffalo Tradition

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Trying to slam-dunk a flying disc into a garbage can might not sound like a conventional summertime activity, but it is increasingly making an appearance in backyards and parks across the nation. More...

Entertainment

Bee Entertained

Walking Tours thurs. 2 More...

Knox Farm to host ‘Bubbles and Brews’ event, BPO

As the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra fills Knox Farm State Park with music on Thursday, July 9, guests will also have an opportunity to have their sense of taste enhanced by an array of food and beverage options during the “Bubbles and Brews&r More...