Weekly Feature



September 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Town considers extending Green Lake beach season

Seeking to provide residents and visitors a few more weeks of enjoyable summer activities, the Town Board is exploring the possibility of keeping Green Lake Beach open longer into the summer season.  The issue was brought up by Supervisor Patric More...

Editorial

Spindle items

• DISASTER ASSISTANCE CUSTOMER SERVICE — Hurricane Florence has descended upon the East Coast with a fury that has become all too familiar for those who have experienced tropical storms.  More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Sept. 24, 1998

• The number of conference days and relative substitute teacher costs are being reviewed by the Orchard Park Board of Education. More...

Bracing myself for a class reunion

Which is more surprising? That it has been 45 years since my high school graduation or that I have yet to attend any of my class reunions?  All of that will change this weekend.  More...

Education

Four OP students named semifinalists in 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

Orchard Park High School students Benjamin Coffta, Jack Keane, Benjamin Manning and Kara SantaLucia have been announced as semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.  More...

AID FOR EDUCATION

AID FOR EDUCATION — The Woman’s Club of Orchard Park recently awarded its 2018 $1,000 scholarship to Sonja Lee Upchurch, who is pursuing an associate degree in criminal justice at Bryant More...

Homecoming set for Sept. 28, 29

The Orchard Park School District will celebrate Homecoming on Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29.  On Friday evening, the night will start off with the pep rally at 6 p.m. 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 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...

Senior News

Apple Fest set for Sept. 25

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...

History comes to life through MARBLE ORCHARD GHOST WALKS

Ghosts of Lewiston’s historic past will emerge from the shadows as the Marble Orchard Ghost Walks return this weekend.  More...

Business

German delicacies aplenty at Oktoberfest

We are coming off the Orchard Park Festival of the Arts, which was held this past weekend. We were so grateful to our title sponsor, Bryant & Stratton College, along with Thomas J. More...

Buffalo in running for 2019 “America Walks” summit

A national organization that has a 20-year history of promoting walking throughout the United States has Buffalo as one of the leading contenders to host their international summit in 2019.  The National Walking Summit, which has been previously More...

Gross named chief of staff to Daemen’s president

Amanda Gross, assistant athletic director for administration/chief of staff at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed chief of staff to the president of Daemen College.  The appointment, effective Sept. More...

In surprise to GOP, Collins announces commitment to remain on ballot

Following weeks of deliberation within the Erie County GOP and talk of political machinations that could remove Rep. More...

Primary election

De Rosas, Pastrick set for town justice showdown in November

Last week’s primary election made the picture for town justice a tad clearer as both incumbent Jorge de Rosas and newcomer Michael Pastrick won party lines and will face off for the four-year term in November, according to unofficial results fr More...

Local News

News Brief

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...

First phase of Bussendorfer Road drainage project completed

Flooding relief isn’t there yet, but residents who live on and in the area of Bussendorfer Road are seeing the road’s drainage project hit its first major checkpoint: the completion of phase one of the two-phased project.  More...

East Aurora gears up for Borderland Music & Arts Festival

East Aurora will play host to more than 20 national and local musicians as they take the stage during The Borderland Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23, at Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Road, East Aurora.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Recognition due Chamber for Festival of Arts   On behalf of the Orchard Park Recreation Department, I would like to thank the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to be part of this year’s Orchard Park Festival of the Arts.&nbs More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Music complaint leads to harassment charge

Tuesday, Sept. 11   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Editorial

Enjoy a Bills game, but don’t drive home drunk

The Buffalo Bills have gotten off to an admittedly lackluster start to the season, to say the very least.  However, like so many years before, loyal Bills fans will stick around, watching every game and cheering on their team even when it’ More...

Bee Heard

I’m concerned about the new Dollar General on Southwestern Boulevard near Angle Road. Traffic exits onto Southwestern at a curve in the road. The traffic patterns are very dangerous, especially with all the new businesses along Southwestern. More...

Sports

Football team moves to 3-0 with close win over Hutch Tech

It may not have been the team’s most dominant effort, but the Orchard Park football team is 3-0. The Quakers got a 21-16 win over Hutch Tech Friday night.  More...

Golf team off to 4-0 start

The Orchard Park golf team is undefeated through four matches, to the surprise of very few. The Quakers have now won 52 consecutive regular-season matches going back to September 24, 2012.  More...

Lady Quakers’ volleyball off to 3-0 start in league play

It’s been a good first few weeks of the season for the Orchard Park girls volleyball team. The Lady Quakers are 5-1 overall and 3-0 in league play.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 21 . 2018 Gala at the Gardens — Attendees will enjoy the indoor and outdoor gardens while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and sipping cocktails with friends, emceed by Maryalice Demler, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...

Performance

thurs. 20   More...

Festivals

fri. 21 & sat. 22   More...