Weekly Feature



October 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Supervisor, councilmen discuss salary increases

After keeping increases in salaries for employees at a consistent rate during the past several years, the 2018 tentative town budget calls for an increase in salary amongst all departments and for the two councilmen and supervisor.  More...

Editorial

Planning saves lives during Fire Prevention Week

Imagine this terrifying scenario: You and your family are fast asleep when you’re awoken by the sound of a smoke alarm and the acrid smell of smoke. The room is hazy and the air is thick. What is your first move? More...

Spindle items

DONATE FOR HALLOWEEN — The Orchard Park Library is seeking donations of candy for its annual Halloween party.  The Halloween party will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday,   Oct. 26, at the library, 4570 S. Buffalo St.  More...

Out of the Past 20 Years Ago - Oct. 16, 1997

Voters approved the Orchard Park School District’s almost $5.2 million facilities project Tuesday by a vote of 1,125 to 270.  The Western New York Developmental Disabilities Service Office has been given the green light for a group home on More...

Obituaries

John T. Hoskins Sr., philanthropist, business executive

John T. Hoskins Sr., 76, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.  Mr. Hoskins was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1941. More...

Lifestyles

Enjoy the fall at Great Valley’s PUMPKINVILLE

Every year, the oldest, continuously working pumpkin farm in New York State opens for a six-week period to kick off the fall season. That tradition is called Pumpkinville, which this year is being held from Sept. 16 through Oct. More...

Vocális Chamber Choir to start season

Vocális Chamber Choir begins its 16th season with “Seasons — Songs for Life’s Journey,” a choral exploration of the universal changes and challenges of life. The show is at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. More...

Comptroller to speak on fraud protection

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...

Business

Sitters on Standby to be sold to West Seneca couple

Since starting Sitters on Standby in 2006, owner Cheryl O’Brien has been at the center of a recruitment agency providing childcare and senior care for individuals. More...

State funding available for school, farm cooperatives

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last week said that $1 million is available for eligible school districts to support the growth of Farm-to-School programs across New York State.  More...

AAA Orchard Park Travel and Insurance Center gets new manager

Taña Garcia has recently joined AAA Western and Central New York as branch sales and operations manager of the Orchard Park Travel and Insurance Center, located 3475 Amelia Drive, according to an official from AAA.  Garcia, a Niagara Falls resid More...

Town begins process to eliminate local law on drones

Flying a drone around events of 200 or more people in Orchard Park may become a reality again, as the Orchard Park Town Board is beginning the process to get rid of a local law that prohibited drone usage at these events.  More...

Trustee to resign from Village Board

Bill Reuter leaving board for administrative position at Hudson Valley Community College

Since June, regular attendees of Village Board meetings have noticed the consistent absence of Trustee Bill Reuter.  More...

Local News

Town puts forth three projects for community development funding

A sidewalk replacement on Burmon Drive, a Brush Mountain Park community activity center wing Meals on Wheels program and participation in the Rural Transit program are the three projects town officials hope will be granted funding through the federal More...

Village evaluating options to repaint South Buffalo Street viaduct

Mayor Jo Ann Litwin Clinton has heard the complaints from village residents about the viaduct above South Buffalo Street near the Orchard Park Country Club and is developing a plan to rectify the problem.  Litwin Clinton gave the Bee access to e More...

District partners with BOCES for network upgrades

Seeking a stronger network infrastructure, the Orchard Park Board of Education has approved a three-year Installment Purchase Agreement through Erie 1 BOCES to upgrade outdated switches and wire closets throughout the district.  More...

Police Blotter

Expensive ring goes missing in plaza store

Sunday, Oct. 1   A vehicle was stopped on Milestrip Road for a loud exhaust. The driver, a Buffalo man, had multiple suspensions. He was charged with having a loud muffler and aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding what your managing editor wrote about the Constitutional Convention which will be on the ballot in November, after reading the entire column, I totally agree with him. More...

Sports

Girls volleyball squad sweeps three league matches

Sports Reporter

It appears the Orchard Park girls volleyball team is hitting its stride at just the right time. The Lady   Quakers got three big league wins last week to move to 6-2 in league play and 11-3 overall. More...

Football team gets shutout win over Hutch-Tech

The Quakers’ defense came through with its best performance of the season, leading the Orchard Park football team to a 17-0 win over Hutch-Tech Friday. They held the Engineers to just 145 total yards and 3.8 yards per play. More...

CREAN CUT

- Jenna Crean of Orchard Park sets up a shot on goal during the Lady Quakers 1-1 tie against Clarence Saturday. Julia Schurr scored the lone goal for the team in the tie. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Churches set health, wellness fair Nativity of Our Lord and Orchard Park Presbyterian churches will hold a community health and wellness fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Nativity of Our Lord Parish Center, 4414 S. Buffalo St. More...