Weekly Feature

June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Celebrate safely during graduation season

For Orchard Park seniors, the current chapter of their lives is about to come to a close, as the district prepares to bid graduating students adieu in the next few days.  Graduation is a worthy accomplishment and one that students have been buil More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

TOUCH A TRUCK — A new event will be making its way to Orchard Park this year, offering the opportunity for individuals to “Touch a Truck.”  More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago June 26, 1997 •   Approximately 35 people showed up for a meeting Monday night to discuss a project that as of yet does not officially exist: a possible group home for seven developmentally disabled adults at 6566 Milestrip Roa More...

Police Blotter

Dealership says man seeks job, exposes self

Wednesday, June 14   An unknown man gave a cashier a fake $10 bill at a Southwestern Boulevard fast food restaurant. The case is under investigation.  More...

Sports

First Team marked by championship pedigree

Sports Reporter

Aside from all being extremely talented players, there’s one thing six of the eight First-Team all-stars on the 2017 All-Bee Softball Team have in common: They played for schools that reached the local pinnacle this season. More...

Lancaster’s Paradowski dubbed Player of the Year

Anyone who wonders just how much of a difference work ethic can make in athletic endeavors should look no further than 2017 All-Bee Softball Player of the Year Kara Paradowski.  More...

North’s Nicosia edges Depew’s Cotton for All-Bee Pitcher of the Year honors

¦ Lady Spartans’ ace is just third ever to earn accolade in award’s existence

Emily Nicosia earned her way into a fairly exclusive club this spring.  More...

Business

Chamber aims to see residents at events

Executive Director of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce

As summer approaches, our instincts take us to outdoor events. One of the most popular community events in Orchard Park has been the Taste of Orchard Park. Last year, it was estimated that more than 20,000 people were in attendance. More...

Buffalo-Niagara SCORE offers free workshop

Buffalo-Niagara SCORE is holding a free workshop, “Employee Life Cycle: Interviewing, Hiring & What Comes Next,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, in the Audubon Public Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Buffalo. More...

Extras sought for movie to be filmed in East Aurora

The production company behind a movie scheduled to be filmed in East Aurora is now looking for extras to be featured in the film.  More...

Seniors honored during joint BOCES awards ceremony

Assembling for the first time in one venue, Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services officials and instructors from the Harkness, Kenton, and Potter career and technical centers presented awards to approximately 70 students, recognizing them More...

Liking to swing

Owen and Madison Williams enjoy a sunny Tuesday on the swings at Green Lake. More...

Local News

Orchard Park student showcases robotic inventions

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For Ethan Patterson, it was in June 2015 when he discovered his passion for Lego robotics. His father made a bet with him that if he obtained straight A’s on his report card that year, he would get his first Lego Mindstorm Robotics kit.  More...

News Briefs

The Orchard Park Recreation Department is accepting summer applications for certified lifeguards. Positions are available to work at Green Lake and the Orchard Park High School pool. Swim lesson instructor positions are also available.  More...

Conductor Sue Fay Allen ends long Bel Canto run

After 23 years of conducting the ABC Bel Canto choirs, Sue Fay Allen decided to retire.  Well, sort of.  Allen founded the choirs in 1994 after she created the Community Spotlight program for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, which was s More...

Letters to the Editor

In our society, thinking is becoming lost art

I enjoyed David Sherman’s column “Without news, we have no freedom.”  Freedom is a process where we all have our duty to play.  “What is truth?” — Pontius Pilate.  If truth is the first casualty of w More...

Education

On the Campus

Patrick McCormack and Michaela Ott, both of Orchard Park, have been named presidential scholars for the 2017 spring semester at Clarkson University.  Teale Armknecht and Johanna Fogle, both of Orchard Park, have been named to the dean’s li More...

Lifestyles

Bill Wende contemplates past, future of Section6Runs website

Hundreds of athletes have been in Bill Wende’s camera lens as he spent countless days running around in — or sometimes biking in — torrential rain, blazing heat and the rare, perfect afternoons snapping pictures. More...

Stangler Fine Arts to hold exhibition

Stangler Fine Arts will host the Buffalo Society of Artists open members exhibition from now through Friday, June 30. Gallery hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Market continues at Orchard Fresh  The second season of the Orchard Park Farmers & Artisans Market will run from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays in the parking lot in front of Orchard Fresh, 4050 N. Buffalo Road. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Art

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Walking Tours

thurs. 22 Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22. Meet in the parking lot by the casino. 548-1401, www.foothillstrailclub.org More...