Weekly Feature

June 22, 2017 RSS feed / 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...

4th of July parade details revealed

The Orchard Park Town Board recently announced that the annual Fourth of July Parade will be held on Tuesday, July 4. Neighbors, churches, community organizations and businesses are invited to participate in the Independence Day celebration.  More...

Senate passes legislation to aid battle against opioid epidemic

Two bills continuing the fight against the opioid epidemic were recently passed by the state Senate. More...

Former Towne Auto Group comptroller sentenced to prison

Billie Becker, 55, of East Aurora, has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to four to 12 years in prison for stealing more than $4 million while working as the comptroller of Towne Auto Group in Orchard Park, according to a release 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; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.  Children’s programs   More...

McEachon- Horton

Cynthia and Joseph McEachon of East Amherst announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Lee McEachon, to Thomas Zachary Horton, son of Janet and Thomas Horton of Dallas, Texas.  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...

Boston man charged with DWI, fleeing police

A Boston, New York, man was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated after fleeing from police at a speed of more than 90 mph, according to Orchard Park police.  At 7 p.m. More...

News Brief

The Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting orders for landowners interested in restocking their ponds with fish. Orders for largemouth bass and fathead minnows will be accepted until July 10. More...

UPDATING THE CLUB —

Jayson Koscielniak, an Orchard Park Garden Club past scholarship recipient from 2016, came to the club’s June meeting and spoke to the members on his background and progress. More...

Fife and Drum Corps to perform on July 3

The Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave., offers many programs for people older than 55 years. Contact the center at 662-6452 to register for programs. The Senior Center director is Debbie Santiago.  More...