December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Police give OK to tow 70 cars after Bills game

Several attendees of the Buffalo Bills home game on Sunday left Ralph Wilson Stadium to find their cars had been towed. More...

Local News

Orchard Park librarian passes the baton

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Jude Jacobs has been a face of the Orchard Park Public Library for eight years. More...

Orchard Park Senior Citizens Group elects officers

The Orchard Park Senior Citizens Group recently gathered for its Christmas and election meeting. More...

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA

Orchard Park American Legion Post 567 members Mark Nye, left, Dennis Carr, Liz Cash and Danny Jakubowicz participate in a Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday at the Legion. More...

Letters to the Editor

Remember our troops at Christmas

We all are looking forward to the joys of family at Christmas. Many of our men and women in the service will not share in that joy. We still have more than 10,000 troops in Afghanistan and many more serving throughout the world. More...

Education

Elementary students get fit with the Bills at Play 60 event

Area elementary students were welcomed to the ADPRO Sports Training Center at One Bills Drive on Tuesday for the Play 60 Challenge Fitness Party. More...

Academy of Finance students participate in work-based conference

An in-school student conference emphasizing work-based learning was recently held at Orchard Park High School and was attended by all 111 students belonging to the Academy of Finance. More...

On the Campus

Colleen Daley of Orchard Park, majoring in psychology at Clarkson University, received the Karl A. Greenhagle ’69 Endowed Scholarship during the 2014-2015 academic year. More...

Lifestyles

Meals on Wheels for Western New York spreads holiday cheer

The 1,800 individuals served by Meals on Wheels for Western New York have learned that the organization is always about more than just a meal. That is even truer this time of the year. More...

Zonta Club to wrap gifts at McKinley Mall

The Zonta Club of Hamburg–Orchard Park will be wrapping gifts at McKinley Mall near Bath & Body Works every day now through Christmas Eve on Dec. 24. More...

Church to hold birthday party for Jesus

The Orchard Park Presbyterian Church aims to teach children the meaning of Christmas beyond Santa Claus and presents during its third annual Birthday Party for Jesus, which will be held at the church from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. More...

Business

Chamber membership beneficial to businesses

Christmas is just days away. Our house is decorated, and the tree is the most fragrant we have ever had. More...

ECC’s Dental Lab Technology Program earns $5,000 grant

Erie Community College’s Dental Lab Technology Program has been selected as a recipient for a $5,000 Foundation for Dental Lab Technology’s Keystone Grant, announced in November by the foundation’s Tallahassee, Florida located repre More...

Partnership offers surcharge-free ATMs for KeyBank customers

KeyBank customers banking in New York will now have access to additional surcharge-free ATMs as a result of a new partnership between KeyBank and Cardtronics. More...

OP American Legion delivers Christmas to homeless vets

“Can you imagine a 2- or 3-year-old and it’s Christmas and they don’t have anything?” asked Liz Cash, president of the Ladies Auxiliary for the Orchard Park American Legion Post 567. More...

Deer to our Hearts helps fawns in need

Where there is an orphaned or injured fawn, there is Saundra Mercado. More...

Editorial

Give back to our veterans this holiday season

Bee Editorial

Many of us look forward to the holidays with great pleasure. We scramble to fill our shopping carts with presents to give our loved ones. Yet not all of us have this luxury. More...

Spindle items

• REAL OR FAKE? — My husband and I stand united on many fronts, but there is one issue on which we remain divided. I have always loved displaying a real Christmas tree during the season, while Dan prefers the artificial kind. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Dec. 22, 1994

• Town officials have found another location for the proposed senior activity center, and this one may be the place. The site is a two-story, 7,800-square-foot building on Linwood Avenue that currently houses the TVGA engineering firm. More...

Police Blotter

Man asleep at intersection accused of drunk driving

Monday, Dec. 8 • A Brookview Terrace resident reported that he returned home after two days out of town and found dresser drawers open in his house. The items stolen included money, a camera and camera accessories, totaling $660. More...

Sports

Boys bowling ready to take next step, girls open 3-0

Orchard Park boys bowling coach Joe Biondo said his team is ready to take it to the next step. Winning the Maryvale Bowling Booster Club Preseason Christmas Tournament by 284 pins on Dec. 1 at Airport Lanes is a good start. More...

Boys swimming team loaded with young talent

The graduation of nine seniors from last year’s Orchard Park’s boys swim team has opened many opportunities for younger swimmers to contribute this season, said coach Art Aungst. More...

CALENDAR

Thursday, Dec. 18Girls basketball: Frontier, 7:30 p.m.Boys and girls bowling: Hamburg, 4:30 p.m. (Orchard Park Lanes)Rifle: at Lancaster, 5 p.m. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Let’s Do Lunch event scheduled for Dec. 18 More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

thurs. 18 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians — The 1964 holiday cult classic features Pia Zadora, 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net More...

Family Activities

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Literature

thurs. 18 Northside Writers Group — Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, Dec. 18, at the Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., corner of Main Street and Burroughs Drive, Snyder. Membership is open to the public. More...