Weekly Feature



June 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Spindle items

• BEWARE OF THE BEAR — Residents in Orchard should once again be on the lookout for a seasonal visitor, as a bear has been spotted in the area of South Abbott Road.  Police Chief  More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago — June 18, 1998

• The town may take the Erie County Water Authority to court unless a water connection along Ellis Road is turned on.  • The concept of mandatory uniforms is being considered in the Orchard Park School District. More...

Not all suicides get the headlines

It has been a difficult week for anyone whose family has been touched by suicide. From Hollywood to our hometowns, the grief is deep. More...

Education

Added security coming to district through Smart Schools Bond Act

Stressing safety in all district buildings, the Orchard Park School District is looking to complete significant security upgrades through phase two of the Smart Schools Bond Act.  More...

FURTHER EDUACATION

FURTHER EDUCATION — The Zonta Club of Hamburg and Orchard Park welcomed its scholarship winners and the winners’ families to the club’s June meeting. More...

On the Campus

Kevin Zablonski of Orchard Park has been named to the president’s list for the 2018 spring semester at SUNY Geneseo.  Shayleen Brennan and Olivia Jacobs, both of Orchard Park, have been named to the dean’s list for the 2018 spring s More...

Lifestyles

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   More...

Sign up for evening bingo bash

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...

Rigidized River Fest Regatta to launch on June 16

Creativity will be on full display when the 18th annual Rigidized River Fest Regatta takes place on Saturday, June 16, at River Fest Park, 249 Ohio St., Buffalo. More...

Business

‘It Can Wait’ virtual reality simulator comes to State Police Troop A

As part of AT&T’s ongoing support of first responders across New York and to assist state police in the education of drivers on the dangers of distracted driving, the company contributed an “It Can Wait” 3D virtual reality simul More...

Lee Foundation grants aim to train, retain UB psychology and psychiatry students in WNY

The Lee Foundation has given two grants totaling $494,250 to the University at Buffalo for student internships and scholarships.  More...

‘Fitness Fridays’ waive YMCA join fee

Only three weeks remain in YMCA Buffalo Niagara’s “Fitness Fridays” membership promotion. More...

Brush pickup remains thorny issue

Town considers three notifications a year about collection

The ongoing struggle of understanding the particulars of brush collection by AA Snow Removal LLC is leading the Town Board to explore telling residents three times a year when their collection will occur and what the collection will entail.  (Se More...

Meeting set for June 25 on Route 20A waterline replacement project

Residents with any questions about the reconstruction of the Route 20A waterline will have an opportunity to talk to the contractor and engineering firm at a meeting being held by village officials.  More...

Local News

District lays out plans for 2018-21 CDEP

The Orchard Park Board of Education has received an analysis of the 2015-18 Comprehensive District Education Plan, while hearing suggestions for updated goals for the new three-year plan.  More...

OPPD’s Sheppard promoted to lieutenant

Officer Greg Sheppard passed another milestone in the early stages of his law enforcement career at the June 6 Town Board meeting. More...

Village searching for new code enforcement officer, building inspector after Larivey’s departure

Village officials were caught off guard two weeks ago when James Larivey, who had been serving as the code enforcement officer and building inspector, resigned from his position with the village.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Editorial

Mailer last resort for town on brush pickup

Every spring or summer during the past few years, the Town Board has had to deal with complaint after complaint involving brush pickup.  More...

Obituaries

Carolyn Curley, professor at ECC

Carolyn Curley (nee Garlock), 76, of Orchard Park, died Monday, June 11, 2018.  Mrs. Curley was born in Alexandria Bay, New York, on May 5, 1942. She was a graduate of St. More...

Sports

Four programs represented on First Team

All-Bee Softball

The 2018 All-Bee Softball First Team features a slew of familiar faces. Two of the six girls who were honored were also on last year’s first team, while two others were honorable mentions. More...

Sports briefs

The Just Show Up softball skills camp for all girls in kindergarten through eighth grade will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, June 25-28, at the Williamsville North turf athletic facility, 1595 Hopkins Road, Williamsville. More...

GET HORIZONTAL

GET HORIZONTAL - Orchard Park’s Leah Pasqualetti clears the bar in the pole vault at the NYSPHSAA Championship Friday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. More...

What's Going On

What's Going on

Orchestra to play the Pavilion   Voted Buffalo’s best high school musical group, the Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra from Lancaster High School will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Pavilion, 60 S. Lincoln Ave. More...