Weekly Feature



October 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Recycling to be focus of 4th Tuesday Speaker Series

Andrew Goldstein, Erie County recycling coordinator, will discuss the recycling process and where local materials end up at the 4th Tuesday Speaker Series presentation on Tuesday, Oct. More...

Spindle items

• PICK SOME PUMPKINS — Those looking to embrace the spirit of fall should check out Fellowship Wesleyan Church’s pumpkin patch, which runs through the end of October.  More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Oct. 22, 1998

• The Orchard Park Town Board granted a special exception use Wednesday for a senior assisted living center at 3970 and 3980 N. Buffalo Road.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Editorial

University Express offers free classes for seniors

It’s back to school for Western New York seniors, as University Express, a series of 150 free academic classes for adults 55 years and older, kicks off the fall semester. More...

Education

District adopts two-year special education long-range plan

The Orchard Park Board of Education has adopted a new two-year special education long-range plan focusing on getting more special ed students a longer period of time in the general education setting.  More...

October named PowerSchool Parent Portal Month

The Orchard Park School District has declared October as PowerSchool Parent Portal Month.  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   Baby Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. Mondays from Nov. 5 to Dec. 10. More...

Senior News

Health insurance fair set for Oct. 24

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...

Former FBI agent creates cyber-risk mitigation startup company

When Holly Hubert decided to retire from the FBI last year, she knew that she wanted to start her own company. More...

Business

Eco Serve Pest Services taking part in ‘Cancer is a Pest’

Eco Serve Pest Services, a family-owned pest control company located in Orchard Park, is focusing on pink for the entire month of October.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and for the third consecutive year, the entire Eco Serve team i More...

NEW MANAGEMENT

NEW MANAGEMENT — Amandeep Singh, the new owner of Rix Country Store, meets with Colleen Baker, the associate director of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce. More...

Viaduct names new managing director

Viaduct, a Western New York provider of talent and business solutions for startups, recently named Pete Petrella as its new managing director. More...

Street signs to be updated on Freeman Road near high school

Speed limit signs to include school session hours

Near the end of September, a longstanding debate in Orchard Park restarted, with officials and residents pondering why sidewalks are not positioned on Freeman and Baker roads by Orchard Park High School.  More...

Media analysis course expanding to cover impact of social media

Any casual observer of media can agree that the medium is always changing and adjustments to how individuals consume it is vital to understanding it.  Teachers and administrators at Orchard Park High School acknowledged this and have made change More...

Local News

Quaker Marching Band to take part in New York State Field Band Championship

The Orchard Park High School Quaker Marching Band will attend the 45th annual New York State Field Band Conference Championship at Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome on Sunday, Oct. 28. This will be QMB’s 32nd year of attendance.  More...

Health and Wellness challenge to begin Oct. 22

Western New Yorkers are encouraged to get up, get moving and start living more healthfully by taking part in this fall’s Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge.  The ninth round of this six-week fitness and nu More...

Library to host annual Halloween party

The Orchard Park Library is offering children a chance to see their favorite comic book superhero or villain in real life at the sixth annual Halloween Bash.  The free event will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the library, 4570 S. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

More details needed about Drug Court   I have recently seen a lot of advertising about moving ahead with creating a Drug Court here in Orchard Park.  While drug-related matters have not been prominent in my legal practice, many others in th More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Visible passcode leads to dash camera theft

Monday, Oct. 8   • Two bicycles were taken from the front yard of a Sunset Terrace residence. The value of the bikes is $200. There are no suspects at this time.  Wednesday, Oct. 10   More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

KREMBLAS, Margaret L. “Peg” (nee Hager), of Orchard Park, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Mrs. Kremblas is survived by three children, Teri Jurek, Tammy Carroll and Jason Kremblas; five grandchildren; and one sibling, Rita Biles. More...

Sports

Quakers’ football drops Clarence 27-12

The Orchard Park football team clinched a playoff spot Friday night with a 27-12 victory over Clarence. The Quakers dominated the Red Devils’ offense, allowing just 163 yards and 3.1 yards per play. More...

Girls soccer team enters playoffs as two seed

The Orchard Park girls soccer team finished the season strong with four consecutive wins to finish out 12-2-2. The Lady Quakers took second place in ECIC I and are the second seed for the Section VI Class AA playoffs.  More...

Golf team finishes second in ECIC Meet

All good things must come to an end. After a five-year run of dominance, the Orchard Park golf team ceded the ECIC Team Championship to East Aurora/Holland. More...