Weekly Feature



September 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Town awards contracts for community activity center

The Orchard Park Town Board has voted 2-1 to approve nearly $15.8 million in contracts for the Brush Mountain Park community activity center, marking the biggest decision on the facility since the community supported a $16 million referendum to build More...

Editorial

Spindle items

• ABC BEL CANTO — The ABC Bel Canto Choirs will hold Thursday rehearsals in September, with separate times for different age groups and voices.  More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Sept. 17, 1998

• It still may be a little too early to turn on the heat, but the Orchard Park School District has placed its thermostat in check. More...

Something’s missing from Buffalo’s waterfront

Although somewhat forgotten, Buffalo’s tribute to the hero of the Battle of Lake Erie deserves a better fate. The life-size statue of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry has stood atop an ornate base at the foot of Porter Avenue since 1916. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

O’CONNOR, Patricia A. (nee Mc- Donald), of Orchard Park, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Mrs. 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.

Children’s programs   Baby Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. Mondays from now to Oct. 15. Registration is required.  Toddler Story Time will be held at 11 a.m. Mondays from now to Oct. 15. Registration is required.  More...

Lifestyles

Senior News

Benenati to discuss Italian customs

The Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave., offers many programs for people older than 55. Contact the center at 662-6452 to register for programs. The Senior Center director is Debbie Santiago.   More...

‘Light the Night Walk’

celebrates 20-year anniversary

Even with extensive research nationwide and signs of progress being made, cancer still rears its ugly head. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Jolls House to hold open house   The Orchard Park Historical Society will host a tour of the Jolls House Museum from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Tour groups, seniors and school and Scout groups are welcome. More...

Business

Village Dental offers personal touch to care

At Orchard Park Village Dental, the staff wants to really know their patients and give them the care they’re looking for on a personal basis, according to Dr. More...

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation announces STEM 2035 cohort

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. More...

Events

Mental Health Association to change name   More...

Orchard Park Festival of the Arts to feature 170 exhibitors

The Orchard Park Middle School campus will transform into the center of the arts and crafts world this weekend as exhibitors bring their work to the Orchard Park Festival of the Arts.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

OP native to sing anthem at Bills’ first home game

It’s been about four years since Caitlin Koch stepped onto the turf at New Era Field with a microphone in hand. More...

Local News

Village Board appoints new code enforcement officer/building inspector

Former West Seneca official accepts OP post

The Village of Orchard Park has found a new code enforcement officer and building inspector, selecting John Gullo, who held the same posts in the Town of West Seneca until his resignation in August.  In a written statement submitted to the West More...

News Briefs

The Orchard Park Garden Club will hold it’s regular membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. Sign-ups begin at 11:30, with refreshments at noon and the program at 12:30.  More...

Burmon residents ask for update on roadwork completion

Still waiting on their road to be reconstructed, two residents of Burmon Drive have asked the Town Board for a status report on when the project will be finished.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Wing Fest, Buffalo praised by British entry

Hi, David [Sherman]. I read your column about judging Buffalo wings. I enjoyed the read.  I wanted to say thank you to you and all the other judges at Wing Fest. More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Failure to maintain lane leads to drug charge

Tuesday, Sept. 4  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Editorial

Everyone should attend revamped arts festival

Whether you’re a lover of arts and crafts or music, there’s one destination you should make your way to this weekend — the Orchard Park Festival of the Arts.  The two-day festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Bee Heard

I think the way that the Village of Orchard Park discourages political signs is un-American and unpatriotic. We need more people to participate in the election system. We need more people to vote. More...

Sports

Football team moves to 2-0 with win over Niagara Falls

Orchard Park was on the ropes early. They trailed Niagara Falls 6-0 and were having trouble moving the ball. There were less than nine minutes left in the second half, and they were facing a fourth down and goal from the 9-yard line.  More...

Gymnastics team moves to Division I with experienced group

The Orchard Park gymnastics team has a good number of returners as they move up to Division I this season. The Lady Quakers will lose just three girls from last year’s team and will bring up several more to the varsity level.  More...

Cross-country teams ready to compete

The Orchard Park boys and girls cross-country teams are bringing back a good number of athletes from squads that each put forth solid performances last season.  The boys team will be led by a top five of Jack Heraty, Chris Bertola, Noah Sayoc, M More...