March 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

OP woman brings joy to others through dance

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Bernadine De Mike began dancing in preschool, when she was 3 years old. She didn’t stop. Because she danced constantly, her mother decided to sign her up for lessons. It would be a lifelong love. More...

Hearing focuses on mandate relief

Several area elected officials attended a public hearing on Friday that was used to gather input on the mandate relief proposals in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget. More...

Fashion show with international flair

Gala event to raise funds, awareness for the Family Justice Center

Models will hit the runway to raise money for the Family Justice Center in the nonprofit’s first fashion show gala fundraiser. More...

Police Blotter

Teens target dog-walkers, joggers with Airsoft gun

Monday, March 12 An elderly Orchard Park man, 92, thought someone stole a $10 bill from his jar of change. He later discovered the money elsewhere in his home. More...

Sports

Orchard Park Youth Basketball hosts Championship Day

The Orchard Park Youth Basketball Association concluded its 2011-12 season in style on Saturday afternoon as it hosted Championship Game Day at The Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, otherwise known as The Hub. More...

WNY Tennis Magazine returns after four-year absence

When Mark Ahrens published two issues of WNY Tennis Magazine in 2007 and one in early 2008, the Williamsville resident was a one-man show, editing and rewriting stories, taking photos, and handling all of the fundraising and printing. More...

Sports briefs

North American Youth Sports will hold its annual spring youth basketball tournament at Randolph High School from April 13-15. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Church to host ‘binder organization’ workshop More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 22-sun. 25. Plantasia: Taste of Spring —Thousands of square feet of beautifulgardens, water features, patios, flowers andaccessories. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 22. Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This Program — Based on the whimsical writings ofMo Willems and the popular pigeon book series, this party is packed with stories, crafts andgames for kids ages 6 to 10, 4 p.m. More...

Announcements

.CALL FOR ARTISTS — The National Garden Festival has issued a call for artists for its inaugural Buffalo-Style Garden Art Sale, Sunday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park, Buffalo. More...

Residents see red over eatery’s paint colors

Orange, red and yellow paint on a new Mexican restaurant in the village has provoked passionate opposition from some Orchard Park people. Don Tequila opened March 2 at 4226 N. More...

Editorial

Mandate relief a must for New York State

Bee Editorial

Municipal governments and school districts that are struggling to make ends meet within the limitations of a tax levy limit are in a Catch-22 — they are mandated to provide certain services but are limited in what they can do to fund those requ More...

Spindle items

NAOMI SPENCER

WEST COAST DREAMIN’ — Samantha Robinson, The Bee’s special sections editor, emailed the staff recently with the news that she’s moving to San Diego. More...

Out of the Past

Early electricity

A 3½-ton Packard truck especially equipped for raising electric poles is shown here in action. More...

Letters to the Editor

School district’s tax ‘unquenchable’

Well — you can tell it’s school budget charade time again. More...

Obituaries

Jean H. Johns, teacher, volunteer

Jean H. Johns (nee Hamilton), 88, of Williamsville, formerly of Orchard Park, died Saturday, March 17, 2012. Mrs. Johns was born in Rochester. More...

Death Notices

REICHERT, Howard G. Jr., of West Falls, died Thursday, March 8, 2012. He was a World War II veteran. Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Spring Cleaning

Have we scrubbed old traditions?

This is the season of renewal and fresh starts. Historically, it marked a time for the biggest spruce-up of the year: spring cleaning. More...

Senior Center offering ‘Afternoon at the Movies’

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...

Mahoney-Prynn

Heidi and Michael Mahoney of West Seneca announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Mahoney, to Jeffrey Prynn, son of Dawn and Robert Prynn of West Seneca. More...

Business

NYSERDA recognized for efficiency efforts

The U.S. More...

Photo

WINNING AWARDS — Twenty students from Orchard Park High School DECA attended the New York DECA State Career Conference in Rochester from March 7 to 9. More...

Higgins backs lowering rates on student loans

A piece of legislation that reduced the interest rates for subsidized Stafford student loans is set to expire in July 2012. Now, a new bill is being proposed in Congress to extend those reduced rates — and is receiving the support of Rep. More...

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