Weekly Feature

October 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Public involvement in budget process a necessity

In the coming weeks, the Orchard Park Town Board is expected to approve its 2018 budget. With a public hearing on the spending plan set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

APPROVAL — Oct. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago - Oct. 23, 1997   Opinions differed last week regarding the use of an outside committee to review candidates for chief of police. Councilman Paul Barnas said he was against the formation of a committee and saw no use for it.  More...

Lifestyles

Phase 2 of local campaign urges struggling young adults to ‘Just Tell One’

Getting help when suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts, alcohol abuse or substance abuse can be as simple as just telling one person.  More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 19  Kevin McCarthy — 7:30 p.m., Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, 88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. 259-1810, www.buffalocateringservices.com   More...

Performance

thurs. 19  Zach and Kathy Carr — Join Zach and Kathy Carr as they give a casual concert with proceeds from the night of fun and fellowship being contributed to the fight against breast cancer, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Tee time

Orchard Park's Ben Spitz hits a ball down the fairway during the ECIC qualifiers at Sheridan Park Golf Course on Oct. 10. Spitz tied for ninth, shooting 80. More...

Orchard Park Chorale names new artistic director

For the first time in seven years, the Orchard Park Chorale has a new artistic director.  David Hahn takes over for former director Kathleen Keenan-Takagi, who retired from the post in May.  More...

Local News

Amherst man pleads guilty to grand larceny, forgery in connection with theft from OP medical facility

William Gajewski, 55, of Amherst pleaded guilty on Friday before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth F. More...

WORKING OUT

— Orchard Park resident Caitlyn McLaughlin demonstrates how the Jacob's Ladder allows for both aerobic and anaerobic workouts at the recent Ormsby Educational Center's fall open house. More...

Work begins on Riley Meadows West subdivision

Alliance Homes has recently broke ground on Riley Meadows West, a new subdivision across the street from the Riley Meadows neighborhood, where Golden Oak Lane meets Murphy Road, according to Andrew Romanowski, president and founder of Alliance Homes. More...

Letters to the Editor

Lancaster supervisor supports Keem

As supervisor in the Town of Lancaster, I am writing to support the candidacy of Patrick Keem for re-election as supervisor in the Town of Orchard Park.  I know Patrick to be a man of great integrity and an outstanding public servant.  More...

Voters could help change county law enforcement

Nov. 7 is the election for Erie County sheriff. Since 2005, Sheriff Timothy Howard has been consistently re-elected, despite a track record of disregard for human life and the law.  More...

Sports

Golf team wins fifth-straight ECIC Title

Sports Reporter

You can call it a dynasty. The Orchard Park golf team finished the fall portion of the 2017-18 season in style, winning the ECIC Team Championships by a mere two strokes over surging East Aurora/Holland. More...

Football team doubles up Jamestown to close out regular season

The Orchard Park football team has cleared up any doubt about the state of its program after extending its win streak to three games with a 28-14 win over Jamestown to finish the regular season 28-14. More...

Doubles pair wins ECIC tennis crown

It was another successful postseason week for the Orchard Park girls tennis team. The duo of Lauren Karoglan and Zoe Watson won the ECIC Doubles Tournament. More...

Business

Chamber readies for holiday season

Executive Director of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce

As the weather turns to fall, we have been so fortunate to look back at summer and reflect on all of the beauty that we have here in Orchard Park. Our community is so supportive of the activities that are available to them. More...

Medaille College to lead talk on health care

Medaille College, at 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo, will host a look at Western New York’s changing health care landscape and what it means for business owners. More...

‘Dish It Out’ to raise funds for NCMEC

Local chefs will go head to head in a cooking competition to benefit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Buffalo office, according to NCMEC.  The event, “Dish It Out,” is being held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. More...