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November 9, 2017 RSS feed / Editorial

Veterans Day: Honoring those with past service

A few years ago we wrote about the meaning of Memorial Day, which many observers seem to have confused with Veterans Day or Armed Forces Day. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago - Nov. More...

Orders being accepted for ‘Wreaths for Meals’

The Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York is once again running a holiday wreath sale in partnership with Lavocat’s Family Greenhouse and Nursery.  More...

Prepare for winter with the ‘ReadyErie’ app

Erie County Executive

A weather emergency can strike in an instant — floods, snowstorms, or as we saw this past year, even tornadoes. As Erie County residents we all know what lies ahead in the weather as the calendar turns to November. More...

Backyard Classic hockey tournament returns to Canalside

Boasting a new major sponsor, the 10th annual Backyard Classic hockey tournament returns this January to Buffalo Canalside, where pucks will drop for about 120 teams and an expected 1,000 participants. The T-Mobile Backyard Classic, set for Jan. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

VETERANS CELEBRATION — Two events will take place in Orchard Park this weekend to salute veterans for Veterans Day.  The Orchard Park Library will be turned into a shrine to honor veterans and military personnel from a variety of American More...

Another week, another mass shooting

Managing Editor

Reading and hearing about deadly shootings and random acts of violence in this country are becoming as common as ants around a picnic basket.  Friday, a neighbor of Sen. Rand Paul allegedly assaulted the lawmaker outside his Kentucky home. More...

KIA Memorial Road March collects 12 tons of food for veterans

Organizers of the annual KIA Memorial Road March at Chestnut Ridge Park recently joined County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Daniel Rizzo to update them on the success of this year’s march.  More...

District personnel gain valuable staff development

Orchard Park Superintendent of Schools

I recently participated in some outstanding professional development opportunities provided by our district. From Oct. More...