October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Dancers Give Back to raise funds, awareness for cancer research

More than 30 area dance studios will join forces next month to raise money for cancer research during the seventh annual Dancers Give Back event. More...

Local News

Family Justice Center has new tools to fight domestic abuse

Last year, more than 14,000 domestic violence police calls were made in Erie County. (See editorial on page four) However, only one in seven cases of domestic abuse is reported. The rest remain behind closed doors. More...

Village of Orchard Park preps for improvement projects

Mayor John Wilson is optimistic that the village will receive some upgrades in 2015. “Hopefully, next year we’ll see some big changes in the village,” said Wilson at Monday’s Village Board meeting. More...

News Brief

Remy Orffeo, Town of Orchard Park planning coordinator, recently donated $100 to the Parks Department to be used to plant daffodils around the Municipal Center. More...

Police Blotter

Pumpkin chucked, vehicle struck

Thursday, Oct. 9 • Police responded to an incident at a Baker Road school where a 16-year-old allegedly attempted to punch another student in the head several times. More...

Education

School District sets public forum for Nov. 4

The Orchard Park Central School District will hold a public forum on the upcoming health and safety project for all district residents at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Orchard Park Middle School, 60 S. Lincoln Ave. More...

High school student applauded for initiative

For Orchard Park High School senior Molly Budzinski, it was a personal connection that pushed her to become an advocate for CPR education. And with her help, the CPR in Schools bill became law. More...

Whitaker speaks to district educators

On Monday, Todd Whitaker delivered a keynote address to the more than 600 teachers, staff and administrators of the Orchard Park Central School District during their Superintendent’s Conference Day. More...

Lifestyles

Halloween spirits lie just off tourist path

Rustling leaves, the wind through the trees and a cloudy night sky can send a chill through even the skeptics this time of year. Ghosts and fright fill our minds, and it’s not hard to imagine hauntings everywhere. More...

Election Day bake sale set at OP church

The Orchard Park United Methodist Church, 3700 N. Buffalo St., will have a bake sale on Election Day in the church fellowship hall, which also serves as a polling place. The sale will offer coffee and pastries starting at 6 a.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. Story Time programs Register now for the children’s fall reading programs. More...

Business

Bills, Republic Services to hold e-recycling event

From 10 am. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, the Buffalo Bills and Republic Services will host the second annual electronic recycling drive in the Bills Fieldhouse Lot at One Bills Drive. More...

OP resident joins ECVA as optometrist

Orchard Park resident Eugene McDonough has recently joined Eye Care & Vision Associates as an optometrist. McDonough is accepting new patients at ECVA’s Elmwood Avenue and Orchard Park offices. More...

Dine Out for Hope on Nov. 5

On Wednesday, Nov. 5, people can make a difference for more than 700 families affected by Krabbe and leukodystrophies by simply dining out. More...

General election set for Nov. 4

Orchard Park residents will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, to cast their vote for several candidates in the 2014 general election. More...

Orchard Park family seeks donations for toddler’s cancer treatment

Three-year-old John Millen has already beaten the odds. When doctors diagnosed the Orchard Park boy with a brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, he was given a prognosis of six to 12 months. That was a year ago. More...

Editorial

Domestic violence is not the victim’s fault

Bee Editorial

Last month, video footage surfaced of National Football League player Ray Rice delivering a knockout punch to his fiancee. Last week, a Buffalo man shot and killed his wife in the street before turning the gun on himself. More...

Spindle items

• HAPPY HALLOWEEN — The Halloween holiday allows the young and old alike to shed some inhibition as they don costumes and roam the streets in search of treats. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago — Nov. 3, 1994

• The state-operated West Seneca Developmental Disabilities Services Office bought a house on Powers Road for $138,000 with the intention of housing developmentally disabled adults there, but for reasons never made entirely clear, the DDSO withd More...

Obituaries

Judith Phillips Jayson, co-founder, J.M. Jayson and Company

Judith Phillips Jayson, 74, formerly of Buffalo, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, she attended Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana. More...

Sports

Quakers to play for AA title this weekend

Boys soccer

The Orchard Park boys soccer team has continued to climb up the totem poll of the list of Western New York’s top teams. With a 3-0 win against Clarence on Monday, the Quakers solidified their spot in the Class AA finals. More...

Daemen College to host Veterans Day hoops camp

Daemen College basketball coach Mike MacDonald will host a Veterans Day basketball camp for boys and girls in grades K-8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 in the Lumsden Gymnasium on the campus of Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. More...

OP football advances past Niagara Falls

The Quakers capitalized on forcing Niagara Falls into five turnovers to win 40-13 in the Class AA quarterfinals at home on Friday night. The score seems lopsided, but Orchard Park held just a 21-13 lead heading into the fourth quarter. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Chamber sets Business Connections meeting The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business Connections meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St. Call the Chamber at 662-3366 for more information. More...

Entertainment

Halloween

thurs. 30 Mall-o-ween — Families are encouraged to come in costume for trick-or-treating throughout the mall, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Special Events

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Family Activities

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