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December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Village reworks code on sidewalk liability

Due to a few slips and falls on sidewalks in the village during the past few years, the Orchard Park Village Board is clearing up language about liability for falls.  More...

Editorial

Tips for driving safely in the snow

Friday’s winter storm was felt in Orchard Park, as well as across Western New York. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

TREE REMOVAL — While close to 2 feet of snow is covering the ground in Orchard Park, residents should be reminded to take care of their tree waste with an amendment to the town code potentially coming in a few weeks.  More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago - Dec. 18, 1997   A public hearing was held Wednesday for the creation of a special zone that will allow an entrance sign to be constructed for the Quaker Crossing Retail Center.  More...

Police Blotter

Bag of human excrement left at door

Wednesday, Dec. 6   A bag of human excrement was left at the front door of a Hammocks Drive residence. The homeowner heard loud banging at the door and then found the brown bag. Police have a suspect.  Saturday, Dec. 9   More...

Sports

Lady Quaker hoops starts season 4-0

The Orchard Park girls’ basketball team has raced off to a 4-0 start to the 2017-18 season. The Lady Quakers are playing as a team and defeating opponents by solid margins.   More...

Former Quaker swim star takes over head-coaching duties

For the first time in more than three decades, the Orchard Park boys’ swimming and diving team will be under new leadership. More...

Rifle team aiming for improvement

The Orchard Park rifle team enters the 2017-18 season with four returning members and a crop of new participants. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Chamber to host blood drive  Unyts will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce office, 6524 E. Quaker St. To schedule an appointment, call 662-3366. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

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Family Activities

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 14  Kevin McCarthy — 7:30 p.m., Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, 88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. 259-1810, www.buffalocateringservices.com   More...

Hard-earned bucket

Orchard Park’s Samantha Fischer battles through the contact of a Clarence defender during the first quarter of the Lady Quakers’ matchup with the Lady Red Devils on Dec. 5. More...

Town to hold public hearing on tree waste removal law

The Town of Orchard Park is in the process of amending a local law to protect residents’ sidewalks and roadways from massive amounts of tree waste.  The amended section of the solid waste code would say that waste pickup would be restricte More...

Local News

OP native stars in feature film

Orchard Park native Fidelia Grace is receiving rave reviews for her portrayal of a young domestic prisoner in the film, “Dreams I Never Had,” starring Malcolm Mc- Dowell and Robin Givens.  Grace plays Layla, a teenage girl held capti More...

Lyme Task Force seeks to develop statewide disease protocol

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Money secured for town group in 2018 Erie County budget

The 2018 Erie County budget lowers the tax rate for the fourth consecutive year, according to legislators, while providing funding for critical services and investing in several community organizations and service groups.  The amended budget was More...

Letters to the Editor

Officer was a gift to OP community

What makes this time of year so special is its message of light and life. It includes the Christian and Jewish celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah, as well as spiritually significant days for Muslims, Buddhists and others.  More...

Obituaries

Michael J. O’Brien, school administrator

Michael J. O’Brien, 66, of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.  Mr. O’Brien, ,who was born on Sept. More...

Gloria F. Coleman, telephone operator

Gloria Fay Coleman (nee Ohlhues), 91, of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, formerly of Orchard Park, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2017.   Mrs. Coleman was born on July 9, 1926, in Buffalo. More...

Death Notice

WINKLER, Norman E., of Orchard Park, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Mr. Winkler is survived by his wife, JoAnne (nee Marciano); three children, Douglas, Mari Jo Winkler Ioffreda and Katie Glowski; and five grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Thirteen lesser-known facts about the Hanukkah holiday

Prior to this year’s celebration of Hanukkah, here are 13 lesser-known but important facts about the holiday that have been posted online by the Chabad House of Buffalo:  More...

Runner’s Roost accepting toys

Runner’s Roost is asking residents to donate an unwrapped toy to the store and receive a $10 gift certificate for the store. Toys will be distributed to children at St. Gianna’s Outreach Center in Buffalo for Christmas. 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.  All-ages programs  The Knitting Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.   More...

Business

Curbell Plastics sponsors event for Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation

Orchard Park-based Curbell Plastics has continued its support of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation, sponsoring the organization’s First Dance and First Stride events in Dallas.  Both events were held in partnership with th More...

NCCC Alumni 1960s’ Reunion set for Dec. 15

The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association will host the NCCC Alumni 1960s’ All-Decade Reunion for the classes of 1965-1969. There will be a holiday buffet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Free NY notary pre-licensing class scheduled

“Become a New York Notary Public” will be held at the Aloft Hotel - Buffalo Airport, 4219 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 14. More...