Weekly Feature

December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire district election set for Tuesday

Three firefighters will be running for one fire commissioner seat when the Orchard Park Fire District holds its election Tuesday.  The election will take place from 6 to 9 p.m.  The three contenders for the five-year term are Paul Bodden, C More...

Editorial

Social media involved in widespread cyberbullying

The trend may not be immediately visible to the naked eye, but the impact it continues to leave in its wake has been tangible.  Cyberbullying, or peer-to-peer abuse or harassment online, is an issue that continues to drastically affect youth thr More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

CHURCH EVENTS — As Christmas draws nearer, Orchard Park Presbyterian Church will offer two events focusing on the religious meaning of Christmas.  More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Dec. 12, 1996   Opposition toward the Quaker Crossing Retail Center continued last week following the Orchard Park Town Board’s decision to grant an excavation permit for the project.  More...

Sports

OP/Frontier girls hockey adds Lake Shore; looks to compete for title

Sports Reporter

It would be difficult to imagine a better start for the Orchard Park/Frontier/Lake Shore girls hockey team. The team won its first three games by a combined score of 17-1. More...

Boys hockey team looking to reload

There’s a new look to the Orchard Park boys hockey team this year. The Quakers graduated most of the players from last year’s team that made it to the Federation Division I semifinals last season.  More...

Quaker wrestling team looking to change culture at Orchard Park

For the 2016-17 Orchard Park wrestling season, growth and improvement will be key. The team has 29 wrestlers, almost half of whom are freshmen. More...

What's Going On

Whats Giong On

Orchard Park Chorale sets Christmas concert   More...

Business

Crash risk increases from missing sleep, says AAA

Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. More...

Scholarship applications sought

The Niagara Military Affairs Council has established a scholarship in honor of Merrell Lane, the longtime chairman of NIMAC. More...

M&T Bank kicks off Gift of Warmth drive

M&T Bank will be collecting warm clothes for local families in need as part of its Gift of Warmth campaign, which recently began across its Western New York branches.  From now until Dec. More...

Wendel, town officials meet to discuss activity center

Fresh off its approval by voters, the Brush Mountain community activity center was the main topic of the Town Board’s Nov. More...

Santa Land returns to Chestnut Ridge Park

Kris Kringle will be making a stop at Chestnut Ridge Park this weekend for Santa Land.  Santa Land will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11. More...

Local News

Seventh-grade soprano to sing with BPO

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For most of his young life, Ayden Herreid, 12, has been in love with the stage. More...

Study pegs cyberbullying as prominent issue in WNY

With the prolific use of social media in recent years, the ease and efficiency with which teens can abuse their peers online have skyrocketed, and according to a new study conducted by the Siena College Research Institute, AT&T and the Tyler Clem More...

John Murphy to narrate ‘The Night Before Christmas’

The voice of the Buffalo Bills John Murphy will join the Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra to narrate “The Night Before Christmas” at its annual Holiday Concert.  The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Police Blotter

Stolen credit cards used for $8,000 in charges

Saturday, Nov. 26  A complainant from Burbank Drive called police about a suspicious vehicle on the street. An officer went to the vehicle and found a mason jar containing a large leafy substance, a pipe and a grinder. More...

Education

OPHS celebrates being named National Blue Ribbon School

Orchard Park High School recognized and celebrated the distinction of receiving the United States 2016 National Blue Ribbon School Award on Dec. More...

Lifestyles

Children’s book focuses on reality of losing loved ones

There was one student who always stayed in the back of Sandy Barton’s mind.  More...

Jolls House to hold holiday tours

The Orchard Park Historical Society’s Jolls House Museum will host an open houses from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Entertainment will be provided by Cristin Kalinowski’s harp students on Dec. 10.   More...

Holiday in the Park

TUNE UP — Quaker Marching Band members David Matthew and Alex Armbrust test their instruments during Holiday in the Park. More...

Entertainment

Performance

thurs. 8  Rick Holland’s Little Big Band featuring Lindsey Holland — The arrangements are tight, the musicians are the area’s best and the soloists are hot, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Family Activities

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Comedy

thurs. 8  Comedy and writing partners Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester are ready to meet the people on their Wellread Comedy Tour, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St., Buffalo; $. More...