Weekly Feature



November 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Spindle items

• SAVE THE DATE — During November, there will be a few more inside events than normal, as temperatures change to the chilly side.  The Friends of the Orchard  Park Library will hold the organization’s fall book sale from Fr More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Nov. 12, 1998

• Opinions varied regarding the Four Corners area and its subsequent concourses, a survey revealed this week. More...

Bishop’s press conference failed to clear the air

About 30 journalists and hundreds more listening via radio, television and the internet waited anxiously for additional facts about the Buffalo Catholic Diocese sex abuse scandal on Monday afternoon, but the press conference fell well short of the ma More...

Obituaries

Carol R. Hutton, former town clerk

Carol R. Hutton (nee Rappl), 68, of Orchard  Park, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.  Mrs. Hutton was born on April 3, 1950, in  Lackawanna. She graduated from Orchard  Park High School in 1968.  More...

Lifestyles

YMCA encourages Turkey Trot participants to donate canned goods

Nonperishables to help families in need

For the seventh year, the YMCA and the Food Bank of Western New York are teaming up to bring meals to families in need as people participate and cheer at the 123rd annual Turkey Trot.  More...

Senior News

Veterans Day lunch set for Nov. 9

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...

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 Dec. 10. More...

In Flanders Fields

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary More...

Local News

Lightly attended budget forum offers details on tax increase

Facing a 7.45 percent tax rate hike for the tentative 2019 budget, members of the Town Board held a presentation on Monday that explained where tax dollars are going and the reasons for the increase. More...

De Rosas outlasts Pastrick for town justice seat

McMurray demands recount, Burke heads to Assembly, Jacobs and Kearns retain seats

Orchard Park voters were treated to a slew of close races on Election Day with one still in question as of press time. More...

WNY Children’s Book Expo seeks to instill love of reading in youth

The Western New York Children’s Book Expo has announced details for the 2018 event, which kicked off Nov. 5 with KidsLit Week and concludes Nov. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Remember true meaning of Veterans Day   Veterans Day is soon here. It is a day all veterans remember their association with the buddies they served with.  More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Box of candy stolen on Halloween

Monday, Oct. 29   • A vehicle was parked illegally at a Southwestern Boulevard food mart. When the owner asked the man to move the vehicle, he allegedly punched him in the face. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Editorial

Locking car doors should be second nature

It’s no secret that many who move to the suburbs do so to gain a semblance of tranquility and the peace of mind associated with being away from the crowded, congested streets of the city. More...

Sports

Girls volleyball team defeats Clarence in epic sectional title comeback

The Orchard Park girls volleyball team was on the brink of being swept. The Lady Quakers were down 21-16 in the third set of the Section VI Class AA Championship Saturday at Daemen College after losing the first two sets. More...

Swim team qualifies two more for states

The Orchard Park girls swim team had yet another strong performances at Section VI Championships this past weekend, tying up some loose ends and getting some more girls qualified for the New York State Championship Meet.  More...

Cross-country team performs well at Section VI Championship Meet

The Orchard Park girls and boys cross-country teams put forth solid performances in the ECIC and Section VI Championships, finishing top-three as a team in all three events.  More...

Business

Chamber searching for sponsors for holiday display

The Holiday Committee invites Orchard Park families, businesses and organizations to consider a sponsorship of this year’s holiday display, which includes the wreaths with their twinkling lights and red bows and the illuminated star that shines More...

Memorial Reading Garden opens at Daemen

Daemen College’s newly named Lawrence and Mary Arlene George Memorial Reading Garden was formally opened at a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Oct. 26.  More...

BlueCross BlueShield offers elderly in WNY more benefits for less

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York recently announced a broad suite of Medicare Advantage options for 2019, including a $0 premium plan, available to more than 300,000 Medicare-eligible consumers in Western New York.  More...