Weekly Feature



August 10, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Damage from severe storms can be mitigated

It has been a wild summer for weather, and most of it has, unfortunately, not been due to hot or sunny days. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

STADIUM EVENTS — Having been dormant for the past several months, New Era Field will kick into gear this month with a concert and two preseason games for the Buffalo Bills. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Aug. 14, 1997   State officials plan to make a decision this week regarding whether or not to locate a group home on Milestrip Road in Orchard Park.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

KIDNEY, Thomas R., of Orchard Park, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Mr. Kidney is survived by his parents, Dennis and Anne (nee Clough); three siblings, Reagan, Jack and Mary; and grandparents, Charles and Eileen Clough and Bill and Linda Kidney. More...

Lifestyles

NFTA veteran bomb dog a repeat pick for high-profile security details

In his short but illustrious working life, King, one of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s top explosives detection dogs, has seen a lot. 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. The library is closed on Sundays until Sept. 10.  Children’s programs   More...

Sign-ups sought for Hawaiian Luau

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...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 10  Dosareality — 6 p.m., as part of Music On Main, at the corner of Main and Rock streets, Williamsville.   More...

Performance

thurs. 10  The New Direction Band — Will perform at the Lackawanna Senior Center Concert in the Park, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at 230 Martin Road, Lackawanna. www.thenewdirectionband.com   More...

Concerts

thurs. 10  Robert Randolph and the Family Band will perform Thursday, Aug. 10, as part of the Canalside Live Concert series, with music starting at 5 p.m. at Canalside, 44 Prime St., Buffalo; $. 430-9072, www.canalsidebuffalo.com   More...

Town extends excavation permit for Woodhaven Road

The Orchard Park Town Board approved a permit for a one-year extension for the Woodhaven Road excavation, removal and storage of materials, upsetting one residence in attendance.  More...

Burmon Drive reconstruction project meeting set for Aug. 16

Residents searching for more information on the Burmon Drive reconstruction project will have their opportunity to provide comments and ask questions on Wednesday, Aug. 16.  The meeting will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

B-17 ‘Flying Fortress’ to take flight over Buffalo

The Liberty Foundation’s 2017 Salute to Veterans tour will visit Buffalo with the World War II Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Madras Maiden” on Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. More...

Local News

Two Troop 285 Boy Scouts attain Eagle rank

Thomas DiSimone and George Weimer, both of Boy Scout Troop 285, were recognized as Eagle Scouts during a recent Eagle Court of Honor ceremony, according to a release.  DiSimone began his Scouting career as a Wolf Cub in Pack 177. 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...

Legislators seek public support to keep children’s center in West Seneca

Residents who believe the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center should continue to operate as a standalone facility in West Seneca are urged to contact Gov. More...

Police Blotter

Fraudulent Visa charges made in Hong Kong

Wednesday, Aug. 2   • A resident of Scherff Road reported an unauthorized charge of a little more than $200 on a debit card. There are no suspects at this time. It’s unknown if the Orchard Park woman suffered a monetary loss. More...

Sports

Henrich competes in national rugby tourney

While most high school athletes are enjoying their final weeks of summer vacation before the start of pre-season, Orchard Park's Emily Henrich has been competing at the highest level in her favorite sport. More...

Glory Days’ 60+ division playoffs begin

¦ 50+ division’s attempt to play makeup doubleheaders washed out

The Senior Mostly Old Guys recently took on the Comfort Funeral Home Senior Cubs at Westwood Park in the opening round of the Glory Days Softball League’s 60+ Division playoffs.  Leo Noe (East Amherst) and Dave Weinman led the charge durin More...

TWST finishes fourth at championship meet

Town Wrecker Swim Team (TWST) swimmers attended the Niagara District Long-Course Championship swim meet held at the Burt Flickinger Aquatic Center at ECC in Buffalo held from July 20-23.  More...

Business

BlueCross BlueShield’s enhances digital wellness tools

As the demand for digital health tools continues to rise, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has introduced an enhanced digital wellness platform, My- Health, developed in partnership with Welltok, the leading consumer health enterprise company More...

Hilbert College names new board members

Peg Adams, Laurie Boreanaz Carra, Philip Perna, Steven Vanuga and Lamont Williams have been named to the Hilbert College Board of Trustees. Hilbert also elected the following board officers: chairman, Michael J. More...

Food Bank of WNY expands operations with new distribution center

The Food Bank of WNY announced the expansion of its operations in Chautauqua County today with the unveiling of its new Chautauqua County Distribution Center and new Partners Fighting Hunger delivery truck.  More...