March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Police make four weekend DWI arrests

Drunken drivers were on the loose last week, and Orchard Park police were out to catch them. In a 26-hour period, officers made four DWI arrests during their routine patrols, according to police reports. More...

Local News

OP doctor receives award for heroic act

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Though Darren Caparaso called his award from The 100 Club of Buffalo “a wonderful honor,” he does not consider himself a hero. “The real heroes are the firefighters and police officers who were there,” he said. More...

Students create podcasts, learn about national parks

It’s not a poster board or report typed-on-paper project for these fifth-graders at Eggert Elementary School. It’s a podcast. Working in groups of two, they researched National Parks and, at the end, created a podcast. More...

Eggert teacher speaks on ‘The Two Mrs. Fillmores’

His first wife was the daughter of a Baptist minister, conservative and educated, and his second wife was far different — materialistic and selfish. More...

Letters to the Editor

No one wants water carnival on the lake

The Orchard Park Historical Society Board strongly opposes the development of a water playground, aka Quaker Splash, in Green Lake Park. More...

Town Board fine with three members

With regard to the editorial (in another publication) “Bring back the five-member Town Board,” a healthy counterpoint is in order. As the March 2 editorial pointed out, two months is a short time. More...

Lifestyles

A fairy tale ending

Seniors take on leading roles in OPHS’s production of ‘Cinderella’

I f you were to find yourself amidst a prince, a pumpkin, a couple of evil stepsisters and a fairy godmother, you may have wandered onto the stage of Orchard Park High School. More...

Seniors set to make greeting cards March 8

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

Library News

Story Time programs Me Time Lapsit: 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 9. For children ages 6 months to 2 years. Toddler Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 12. For children age 2. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 8. Men of Like Passions — JustinKarcher’s play presented by Theater Jugendstarring Matt Kindley, Steven Stizman, J.R.Finan and Courtney Weather under thedirection of Karcher. More...

Dance

thurs. 8. Swing Dance Thursdays — Takelessons, 6:30 p.m. and then let loose on thedance floor, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8at the Polish Falcons Hall, 445 ColumbiaAve., Depew: $. 634-8874,www.swingbuffalo.comwed. More...

Concerts

thurs. 8.Wadada Leo Smith — Hallwalls presents thistrumpeter with both the Golden Quartet and DoubleQuartet, 8 p.m. Friday, March 8 at Babeville’s AsburyHall, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 854-1694,www.hallwalls.orgfri. More...

County says ‘no’ to Chestnut Ridge disc golf course

Discs won’t be flying now — or ever — near the Eternal Flame Falls. More...

Changing the way teachers teach, students learn

¦ Technology creating new tools for Orchard Park School District

Students sit rapt before the Smart Board in the computer lab at South Davis Elementary. More...

Command officers contract approved

At its Feb. 29 work session, the Town Board unanimously approved a new contract with the Orchard Park Police Command Officers Association. More...

Editorial

Residents made a difference for Chestnut Ridge

Bee Editorial

Residents of Orchard Park, and those across Western New York, preserved a part of Chestnut Ridge Park for future generations. More...

Spindle items

NAOMI SPENCER

GET YOUR TICKETS — One of the nice things about going to a small high school is that you don’t have to be really talented to be involved in the extracurriculars. You just have to sign up. I played on the soccer team at More...

Out of the Past

Make way for the bank

This house, shown both at an earlier date and then a later one, was situated on the north side of Webster Road, just east of North Buffalo Road. Most recently painted blue, it was razed a few years ago to make way for a bank. More...

Police Blotter

Window salespeople aggravate residents

Monday, Feb. 27 A man reports that he parked his car in the Rite Aid Pharmacy parking lot and went to work at the M&T Bank on North Buffalo Road. When he came out of work, he saw that the rear window of his car was broken. More...

Sports

Playoff run ends for Orchard Park-Frontier

Girls Hockey

Last winter, the Orchard Park-Frontier girls hockey team caught lightning in a bottle and went on a magical run to claim the inaugural Girls Hockey Section VI championship, highlighted by a stunning upset victory over Monsignor Martin and an overtime More...

Duszynski, Bray cap high school careers at states

Swimming

Orchard Park seniors Andrew Duszynski and Spencer Bray capped their stellar careers by swimming at the New York State Swimming and Diving Championships at Erie Community College’s Burt Flickinger Center. More...

Orchard Park’s Ernst qualifies for Grand Prix Series

The West Seneca/Orchard Park Town Wreckers swim team (TWST) is proud to be sending Andrea Ernst (Orchard Park) to the USA Swimming Grand Prix Series Meet March 9-11. The meet will be held on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Credit union membership meeting to take place Great Erie Federal Credit Union will hold its annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Ilio DiPaolo’s Banquet Facility, 3785 South Park Ave. More...

Business

Buffalo’s Best Grill serves up homemade food

Buffalo’s Best Grill lives up to its Buffalo-centric name. The new restaurant, located at 3700 Southwestern Blvd. More...

Events

Buffalo State announces small business training More...

OP resident appointed to Hilbert Board of Trustees

Orchard Park resident Dr. Richard J. Ruh was recently appointed to a three-year term on the Hilbert College Board of Trustees. He is the senior vice president of service lines for the Catholic Health System of Buffalo. More...

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